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MEMORIAL DAY 2021

On this Memorial Day, 2021 …

Today, we commemorate our brave soldiers who died or were grievously wounded to safeguard our precious freedom. As we reflect on these sacrifices, let us honor their lives and consider and condemn those who would waste their magnificent contribution to America -- either by knowingly collaborating with our enemies or restricting our God-given inalienable rights that are enshrined in our Constitution.

Those politicians, jurists, and others who overtly or covertly undermine or subvert our Constitution are every bit the foe of every American as if they were standing on the battlefield under arms.

Freedom is being squandered by self-serving traitors who are selling out our nation and its citizens in return for temporary political power.

While our troops fought to protect each other and our nation, today's political leadership, from the corrupt, incompetent, uncaring politicians, the bureaucratic cadre of progressive communist democrats, the activist judiciary which creates law out of whole cloth, and those big technology multinationals that surreptitiously provide aid and comfort to our enemies, you are all little more than traitors in the battle to preserve America and American freedom.

Be grateful for your freedom and remember it should never be taken for granted. We have seen, in just a few cycles of progressive communist  democrats, our national resolve, our military strength, and our stature within the international community eroded by corrupt, incompetent, and uncaring progressive communist democrats. Our enemy appears to own the Democrat Party, which should rightly brand themselves as the U.S. Communist Party.

Remember who we are and what we stand for -- and kick the bastards that do not agree to the curb.

The Patriotic Kid wishes you and yours a worshipful memorial day …

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and reminds you that it is not the government, nor the media, nor the community organizers, but our VETERANS: past, present, and future who ensure your safety, security, and your Constitutional liberties.

And while the Democrats decide that their political agenda is more important than leading our great nation …

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our men and women in uniform, their civilian support services, and all their families are sacrificing to keep this nation both strong and free.

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Be safe, be well, and take care of yourself and your family first.

WHEN YOU ENTER THE VOTING BOOTH IN 2022, REMEMBER THAT THE AMERICA WE KNOW AND LOVE IS MORE AT RISK AT THE BALLOT BOX THAN ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



DEMOCRATS: STEALING 2022

Stealing the 2022 Election Act…

Bs-schumerSo here comes the dishonest progressive communist democrat Chuck Schumer (D-NY), claiming that he will be “forcing” a vote on Senate Bill S.B. 1, falsely labeled “For the People Act,” in the week of June 21, 2021.

The bill appears to federalize and micromanage certain election provisions, many of which usurp a state’s right to control its own elections.

The bill would eliminate nearly all integrity qualifications such as photo identification, require states to implement a system of automatic voter registration to flood the voter rolls, offer everyone mail-in ballots, a minimum of 15 days of early voting, and allow same-day registration on any day voting is allowed – including early voting days.

And as a specific slap to any future Trump run in 2024, it would require that certain candidates make public ten years of tax returns.

It would force the subjective nature of race into voting with racial gerryman­dering, allegedly to prevent racial dis­crimination.

“Congress finds that racial discrimination in access to voting and the political process persists. Voting restrictions, redistricting, and other electoral practices and processes continue to disproportionately impact communities of color in the United States and do so as a result of both intentional racial discrimination, structural racism, and the ongoing structural socioeconomic effects of historical racial discrimination.”

And, it would force states and individuals to bring election-related cases in the hyper-partisan, pro-democrat, pro-government D.C. Circuit Court.

Accordingly, a more appropriate name for the bill could be “Stealing the 2022 Election Act.”

In announcing the upcoming vote,  Schumer commented, “The legislation is essential to defending our democracy, reducing the influence of dark money and powerful special interests, and stopping the wave of Republican voter suppression happening in the states across the country in service of President Trump’s Big Lie."

Unpacking Schumer’s statement…

Defending our democracy – Our nation is a republic, not a democracy. The major difference is that the smallest states can be heard against the background noise of the largest states. If Schumer had his way, our nation would devolve into a mobocracy where the votes in most populous states (California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, and Michigan) would decide the election, and everyone else’s vote would effectively be disenfranchised.

Reducing the influence of dark money and powerful special interests – Essentially, this bill would force the disclosure of donors so they can be targeted by the opposition. And by the opposition, I also mean the corrupt and hyper-politicized agencies of the government, primarily the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice, not to say that lesser agencies would not also interfere in the business activities of the donors. Under Obama’s progressive communist democrat Administration, the IRS was weaponized and used to cripple the activities of conservative organizations. Those involved, such as Lois Learner, were never sanctioned for their corrupt political activities.

Stopping the wave of Republican voter suppression – The Democrats are quick to mischaracterize attempts to maintain voter integrity. Conflating election integrity protections such as cleaning the voter roles of individuals who have died or moved out of the state and requiring some form of positive photo identification to register and vote as voter suppression.

The democrats constantly cite black and other minority voters that will be damaged by these actions. Considering that a  photo-id is needed for travel, entrance to certain buildings, opening a bank account, obtaining government social assistance, etc., it is both ludicrous and insulting to believe certain minorities are too feeble or stupid to obtain the most basic of identification needed to live a normal life. The only people who may be disadvantaged might be the illegal aliens, but then again, they are legally denied voting privileges.

President Trump’s Big Lie – The “ BIG lie” is that the 2020 presidential election appears to have been stolen from President Donald Trump by various unconstitutional and illegal election rule changes, vote collection, processing, and tabulation anomalies, and suspicious official audits conducted by those whose very conduct was being questioned.

There is no doubt that some of the vote was subject to illegal and unconstitutional rules. Primarily to blame is Chief Justice John Roberts and the United States Supreme Court, which rejected an opportunity to order the states to follow the U.S. Constitution and their respective State Constitutions before the vote. The Court also rejected post-election cases, which could have potentially upset the election.

In spite of assurances from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, several of the unfolding post-election audit events have placed many of the issued statements in doubt.

“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result."

“When states have close elections, many will recount ballots. All of the states with close results in the 2020 presidential race have paper records of each vote, allowing the ability to go back and count each ballot if necessary. This is an added benefit for security and resilience. This process allows for the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised."

“Other security measures like pre-election testing, state certification of voting equipment, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) certification of voting equipment help to build additional confidence in the voting systems used in 2020."

“While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too. When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections.” <Source>

There is little doubt in my mind that there were numerous election anomalies in the 2020 presidential election. The fact that while claims of the election have been proffered, those who ran the election are resisting forensic audits. If the election was so clean, why are they not welcoming audits to prove that their assertions are correct?

The official summary…

Summary: S.1 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

For the People Act of 2021

This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.

Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.

The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.

Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.

Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.

The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.

The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns. <Source>

This bill is the Senate version of the similarly-named House of Representatives bill, H.R. 1.

Bottom line…

The freedom to vote for elected officials and certain propositions is fundamental to the existence and maintenance of our Republic. Failing to protect the integrity of elections is tantamount to removing our borders – our country disappears in chaos or becomes a totalitarian state.

Should this disastrous legislation sneak through the Senate, the reconciliation process with the House, and be signed into law by a mentally incompetent President, look for a flood of court challenges.

With progressive communist democrats at the helm, we are fast steering into rocky waters. Not that the GOP is much better, but at least they are not malignantly anti-America, anti-White, anti-Semitic, and favoring totalitarianism.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



FACING REALITY

In a conversation with my best friend Al, we were discussing some blatant wrongdoing, and he asked, “Who is going to do something about it?”

In today’s America, I am not sure that anyone can do anything about in-your-face wrongdoing.

Certainly not our premier intelligence agencies, including the DNI, CIA, and NSA, that have been compromised by progressive communist democrat politics.

Certainly not our premier law enforcement agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, that have been compromised by progressive communist democrat politics.

Certainly not our Congress whose obvious criminality and unconstitutional behavior have been compromised by progressive communist democrat politics.

Certainly not our judiciary who have openly ignored the Constitution and have been compromised by progressive communist democrat politics.

Certainly not our State Legislatures, even the ones controlled by Republicans, who have been compromised by progressive communist democrat politics.

Certainly not our local law enforcement agencies that have been compromised by progressive communist democrat politics and who are feeding criminals back into our communities.

Certainly not our mainstream media who have engaged in overt disinformation and censorship and have been compromised by progressive communist democrat politics.

Even the nearby Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, the bastion of the wit and wisdom of former President Reagan, appears to be tainted as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute's, Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., is also the Publisher and CEO of Jeff Bezos’ progressive communist democrat propaganda mill, The Washington Post. The Reagan Library hosting former Speaker Paul Ryan, who openly disparaged the only GOP Administration that actually did what they promised – and more.

"Once again, we conservatives find ourselves at a crossroads. And here's the reality that we have to face: If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or on second-rate imitations, then we're not going anywhere. Voters looking for Republican leaders want to see independence and mettle. They will not be impressed by the sight of yes-men and flatterers flocking to Mar-a-Lago."

Ryan is not a conservative nor a leader. Ryan is an unaccomplished Mitt Romney establishment “go along to get along” establishment RINO (Republican In Name Only). A Judas goat leading the GOP down the path to the progressive communist democrat abyss. This is the man who turned his back on the TEA Party, which captured the House and Senate, and gave then-President Barack Obama a compromise-riddled TRILLION dollar spending package, little more than a progressive communist democrat wealth distribution scheme. Dominated by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who played Ryan like a fiddle.

Even fresh air and nature may not be enough to dilute the stink of progressive communist democrat politics and restore your faith in humanity to do the right thing.

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Bottom line…

The 2022 midterm election is rapidly approaching on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, more or less depending on recently passed legislation that provides for early voting and late tabulation.

So, who, if not you?

Vote – with your ballot, your feet, your money, and your time and attention.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



WHAT IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE FUTURE OF AMERICA?

I have been thinking again… What constitutes a clear and present danger to the future of the United States?

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(1)  An apathetic, uninformed populace where many individuals adopt the mantra “whatever” as they go along to get along. Yes, even members of my own family refuse to listen to well-reasoned and researched arguments as they adopt the positions based on propaganda from the mainstream media or their similarly uninformed friends. They know what they feel, so argumentation gets you nothing other than a frustration-induced ulcer.

(2)  A false reliance on so-called elites, whether their status comes from birth, wealth, education, credentials, experience, position, or connections, and whose allegedly “wise counsel” and “leadership” is presumed to be beyond self-interests and with the greater good in mind.

I can find no better present-day example than Dr. Anthony Fauci, the highly credentialed and allegedly experienced physician-scientist who serves as the long-term director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the President of the United States. The man is a human weathervane, using language and ambiguity to parrot the fashionable politically-correct “science” of the day – offering prescriptions that affect millions of individuals with nary a consideration for valid contrarian opinions by similarly credentialed and experienced “experts.”

(3)  A warped perception of our government and its agencies. The truth is that government is not a quick-acting nimble organization but a slow-moving cadre of bureaucrats who are primarily interested in their own positions, the existence and funding of their department, and the ease and comfort they can find in their daily duties. The vast majority hates their managers as well as upper-level leadership; and thinks little or nothing of the individuals affected by the paper and bits they shuffle endlessly to justify their existence.

(4)  A false memory of what the muck-raking media used to be when journalists ferreted out embarrassments and actual wrongdoing -- and not simply reporting anonymously-attributed “leaks,” many of which turn out to be exaggerated or flat-out lies. What we are seeing is corporatized media-driven in the direction of the self-interests of their organization’s leadership. Leadership that is mindful of scarce advertising dollars and government’s contracts, grants, subsidies, tax rulings, regulatory passes, and forbearance to continue their monopolistic ways.

(5)  A false belief in the neutrality of technology based on a history of pioneering mavericks and the egalitarian nature of such concepts as net neutrality where every data bit, be it associated with text, audio-visual, graphic files, are treated the same – in transport speeds and costs.

It appears that technologists found profits in acting as gatekeepers, like common carriers who slice and dice features and packages to artificially create a unique selling proposition that creates profits out of selling the very same commoditized products and services as their competitors. Made infinitely more malignant when they realized that their profitable gate swung both ways, keeping people out as well as allowing them to pass.

(6)  The shibboleth of the kindly, helpful teacher of the past. Teachers who teach rather than indoctrinate do exist, but they find it hard to practice in an age of malignant leadership at the administration level.

Yes, some teachers are activists and acolytes of anti-American sentiments, but most appear to be “go along to get along” types who fear for their position.

Others are overwhelmed by the numbers of ill-prepared students dumped by a dysfunctional immigration system into their classrooms. Functional illiterates passed from a lower grade or introduced by a stream of unprepared immigrant students who may not speak a common language or have similar cultural values.

Eventually, these teachers becoming numb to the concept of teaching and become accustomed to a pre-packaged anti-America, anti-White curriculum standard and failure-excusing testing that passes for modern education.

Dr. Jill Biden notwithstanding, advanced educational degrees are worthless. Most Ph.D. programs prepare individuals to conduct highly-focused, long-term research in an extremely narrow field. Laughingly characterized as the ability to know more and more about less and less until you know everything about virtually nothing.

Few doctorate programs are as worthless as an Ed.D. because, truth be told, other than social status and better pay, there is no underlying scholarly instruction or academic discipline underlying the field or professional (your choice) – only ideologies. Ideologies involving competing components based on understandings, skills, meanings, and values to be combined in a curriculum to be passed along to students.

There is no universal agreement about the relative proportions of the components nor which ones should be appropriately taught. Since, other than agreeing on teaching the basic skills, the battle for teachers to swear allegiance to a singular ideology and convey its orthodoxy to their students is magnified in today’s hyper-political educational atmosphere dominated by Marxist/Communist unions.

(7)  But, the most toxic clear and present danger to America is not the pandemic, China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, or another geopolitical foe. It is the adoption of Critical Race Theory, a movement rooted in the communist black separatist movement designed to destroy America from within.

Consider the basics…

(a)  It is only a theory and one whose basic premise, if followed to its logical conclusion, is the destruction of an exceptional America and the culture of Americanism, a mélange of the diversity of scale found nowhere else in the world.

(b)  A theory that posits that individuals cannot be considered as individuals but as collective members of a group whose identities intersect to form citizens of the state whose efforts need to be channeled for the good of the state – more appropriately, its proposed new leadership.

(c)  A theory that creates classes of victims who can be merged together into a “coalition” that conveys political power to those who promise to redress grievances, provide free “stuff,” and transport individuals to a mythical better world that never has existed and cannot exist because it defies the laws of human nature.

(d)  A theory that must manipulate definitions and language so that the truly aggrieved cannot articulate their dissatisfaction without sounding incoherent or crazy.

(e)  As it has been said many times before, the theory attempts to justify equity based on similar outcomes, rather than equality based on similar opportunities, by  “taking from one group, for the benefit of a second group, to correct injustices by a third group who mistreated the fourth group at an earlier point in history.” A sure prescription for the promotion of injustice and, when applied to race, causes naked, malignant racism. The true intention of which is not to bring about equality or equity, but the type of classical communist class warfare that leads to revolution and the overthrow of America, the destruction of its Constitution, and its replacement by communism.

Bottom line…

Long story short. America's most prevalent clear and present danger is cowardice: to have the guts and grit to stand up and yell “bullshit” when anyone attempts to diminish or divide America. We live in the United States, not the Divided States.  This applies to politicians and the petty tyrants of the progressive bureaucracy.

Consider what one man can do, even when overwhelmingly attacked by the political opposition, the media, and a legion of apathetic unbelievers and naysayers. No, I am not speaking of Donald Trump; I am referring to George Washington, considered the Father of our Country, and Abraham Lincoln, the man who ended the slavery of the Southern Democrats.

For those who prefer a more silent protest against evildoers, vote – with your ballot, your feet, your money, and your attention.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



BIDEN AND FELLOW TRAVELERS ATTACK SECOND AMENDMENT, AGAIN!

ENOUGH! My fellow 80,000,000 gun owners and I are not to blame for the actions of relatively few criminals, crazies, terrorists, disgruntled employees, and one politically motivated member of Nancy Pelosi’s and Chuck Schumer’s Capitol Police!

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'Enough': Biden renews calls for gun control bill after San Jose rail yard shooting.

Biden called on Congress to take action on gun control in his first joint address to lawmakers in April, such as banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. <Source>

I can understand that, even with your gated homes, protected workplace, and armed guards, you must dismantle the Second Amendment because you fear being held accountable for your treasonous activities or want to remove all resistance from those who oppose your imposed tyranny.

Bottom line…

I am not willing to cede my God-given rights to self-defense or the defense of my family.

I am not willing to scrap the U.S. Constitution, which protects my inalienable rights and limitS the power of the federal government, the Supreme Court notwithstanding.

I am not willing to surrender my only rational means of self-defense against a stronger opponent or several opponents because I know that government law enforcement cannot be everywhere they are needed when they are needed.

So take your addled brain and cadre of communist advisers and shove your legislation up your collective asses.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ANOTHER BALD-FACED LIE FROM THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION?

In sworn testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations, Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing on “Department of Homeland Security Resource Management and Operational Priorities,Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, appears totally disingenuous…

Disingenuous is a polite way of saying that Mayorkas was gaslighting the American public with obfuscation and flat-out untruths leading one to the conclusion that he is either incompetent and oblivious to what is happening in the DHS or lying in furtherance of the Biden Administration’s agenda.

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"We do not condone illegal immigration. We combat illegal immigration. We enforce the laws of accountability and we also enforce the laws of humanitarian relief." ~ DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

You would think that the Secretary of one of the most powerful government agencies would have heard about those progressive communist democrat municipalities who declare themselves as “sanctuary cities” and ignore federal immigration laws, rules, and regulations?

Under questioning from Representative Ashley Hinson (R-IA) on May 26, 2021… 

(If the video is missing, it can be seen here.)

Hearing excerpts from questions posed by Representative Ashley Hinson (R-IA) on May 26, 2021…

REP HINSON: Do you believe that your department, at any time, should be able to actually identify an illegal immigrant in this country who the department has processed and released into this country?

[OCS: This is a simple yes or no question.]

SECRETARY MAYORKAS: I'm not sure I understand your question congresswoman.

[OCS: Blind and stupid is not a good look for a cabinet-level Senate-confirmed Secretary.] 

REP HINSON: Do you think that once they're in the country, and we've had, we've issued, we've gone through this process, that we should be able to know where they are, we should be able to track them if they're in this country illegally?

SECRETARY MAYORKAS: To know and track more than 11 million undocumented individuals in the United States?

[OCS: You would think that she was speaking a foreign language. Or the Secretary has been inflicted with Bidenitis.

BTW: the 11 million number is disingenuous and has remained virtually the same for decades. The number is more likely to be 20+ million illegal aliens or more.]

REP HINSON: We have no idea, Mr. Secretary, and this was a direct response to one of our earlier questions, how many are specifically in Iowa. Once they come across that border and they're out of CBP custody, we've been informed there is no way to track these individuals unless they actually show up for that NTA [Notice to Appear] hearing, which as we know sometimes, they do not. So, do you believe that we should be able to?

SECRETARY MAYORKAS: I'm not sure I agree with the premise of your question Congresswoman.

When an individual is placed into immigration proceedings they are done -- they are placed into immigration proceedings through a notice to appear. When they are properly informed of the hearing date, time, and location they have appropriate information. They have an assistance of counsel. The appearance rate is extraordinarily high.

[OCS: Since they can be transported anywhere in the United States, they are not likely to have a valid address at the time of release or desire to update their information with the authorities. Most throw the notice away or it is lost sometime before the two years it may take to get a hearing.]

I am not aware of the fact that we have the tools, resources, and capabilities to track with the more than 11 million unlawfully present individuals in the United States, which speaks to the fundamental broken system and the need for immigration reform.

[OCS: Send money and we will take care of everything. As for tools… Bullpucky! The federal E-Verify system works just fine, so do systems at Social Security and the IRS. They know which addresses are suspect and who is likely to possess bogus identification.  The tools are there, just not the political will to implement  a solution.]

REP HINSON: Specifically, to the people who have been through CBP and processed and then released into the homeland, not the ones who made it across the border and are in this country illegally that we maybe didn't go through that process.

I think the point I’d like to make Mr. Secretary is I would ask the administration to seriously look at this. I stand ready to look at the resources necessary to make sure these departments can actually talk to each other and communicate to each other.

This is a safety and security issue if we can't exactly know how many immigrants are coming to a state like Iowa when we're looking at over a million possibly as we've heard this number keep going up on this year. That's highly concerning to me and I would ask you seriously look at policies that we can make sure these departments can and track these individuals once they're in the country illegally even if they do have that NTA. We know that sometimes they don't appear and that is a safety and security issue.

[OCS: Are you effin kidding me -- safety and security -- it is the progressive communist democrats who are refusing to prosecute criminals and who are releasing hardened criminals back into the community. They refuse to track illegal alien crime and illegal aliens are often treated better than American citizens.]

SECRETARY MAYORKAS: I really welcome the opportunity to speak with you about this because I’m not sure that we have a common understanding of the problem that you've identified, because if we have a common understanding of the problem I assure you that we have a solution. Because what we do is we place individuals in immigration proceedings and an individual who is a recent border crosser who does not appear in immigration proceedings is a priority for enforcement action under the guidelines uh that were issued on January 20th and revised on February 8th.

[OCS: You just don’t understand the situation. We’re Democrats and we want open borders because we need a new class of victims to exploit so they vote for us.]

The Jen “Circle Back” Psaki response…

Mr. Secretary my question to you today is, can you provide a status update on the department's work to implement those recommendations from GAO?

Congresswoman, thank you very much I’m familiar with the program I’m familiar with the GAO report and I will circle back with your office to provide you with the status of our actions in response to the 14 recommendations.

I know that one of the primary reasons why the assistance rate is what it is because one of the thresholds that must be met is the inadequacy or the lack of insurance coverage and in fact, people who do have insurance and who recover insurance proceeds in response to a disaster may not be eligible for the individual assistance under the FEMA grant program.

I’m also very well aware of the concerns with respect to clarity and transparency in terms of the eligibility criteria and making sure the public understands what the assistance program is for and when its resources can be triggered. it's something we are very focused upon because this impacts real people in real ways and so I would welcome the opportunity to circle back with you personally and of course with our respective teams so that i can deliver the specificity in response to your question that you deserve.

If the government was serious about immigration reform…

(1)  Halt all legal immigration for people that have not been in the waiting line for at least one year.

(2)  Close our borders to illegal aliens.

(3)  Track Visa entry/exit dates and flag any overstays for immediate deportation – at their expense.

(4)  Implement new legislation that makes children assume the nationality of their parents. Only if the child has at least one American citizen parent is the child a citizen. This does not require a Constitutional Amendment because it was a court ruling that allowed this bastardization of the citizenship process. Refuse all social aid beyond food and emergency medical care to illegal aliens. Children and senior citizens are excepted. 

(5)  Provide temporary guest-worker registration green cards with a return-home date for agricultural workers and technology workers. Demand technology jobs are offered to citizens first, No vetting – no entry.

(6)  Define the national issue… Demand that all illegal aliens now present in the United States have 90-days to register with the federal government and obtain an official alien card. After 90-days, everyone is fair game for immediate deportation.

(7)  Prepare an impact report that estimates the costs and benefits of allowing more illegal aliens into the country.

(8)  Define who we will allow into the country and under what conditions.

(9) Sanction pandering politicians and sanctuary cities that do not put America first.

(10)  Improve immigration court operations, especially to curtail immigration attorneys who knowingly abuse the system. 

(11)  Residency, but no citizenship for any illegal alien and the problem will die out in one generation. 

Bottom line…

We can do it – but the political will is lacking.

DHS must be broken up into manageable agencies because it has become unmanageable.

I suggest we adopt Mexico's immigration system. That would teach them!!!

We are so screwed.

-- steve

Note:  Just as the federal government refuses to track entry and exit Visa information and to place those non-citizen visitors who overstay their Visa expiration on a watch list for immediate deportation, the government refuses to make the functioning but the voluntary E-Verify system, a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States, mandatory or extend its use to Visa notifications.

Of course, illegal aliens are drivers of identity theft using stolen and bogus identification, a criminal act separate from illegally entering the United States.

One might rightly assume that off-the-shelf credit card processing hardware and software that can track tens of millions of credit card users around the world, would suffice to track an estimated 24-million illegal aliens that might be present in the United States. The 16-digit (15 digits plus 1 error-minimization check digit) credit card format is sufficient to track the nine-digit tax identification numbers now used by illegal aliens. Additionally, the voluntary  E-Verify system, a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States, is functioning well and should be made mandatory. 

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Largest credit card companies in the United States in 2019 and 2020, by number of active accounts(in millions)

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ARE THERE NO PATRIOTS LEFT IN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT?

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There is something very troubling about our government…

In response to Presidential Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,” the Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, issued guidance and an action request to “all diplomatic and consular posts” concerning the commemoration of the death of George Floyd.

The language contained in the directive included:

“May 25 marks the one-year commemoration of George Floyd’s murder. For 9 minutes and 29 seconds, the world saw firsthand how police officers brutally took the life of an unarmed Black man in the United States. These viral images ignited national and global Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests and demonstrations. This tragedy joined a long line of Black men and women who have suffered at the hands of police brutality. These national and global protests sparked a movement to confront systems perpetuating deep-seated inequities rooted in colonialism and the oppression of racial, tribal, ethnic, and other minority communities. Mr. Floyd’s murder prompted an international outcry to seek racial justice and equity by dismantling systemic racism and eradicating police brutality affecting communities of color, most acutely, people of African descent.”

[OCS: I find it abhorrent that a shit-weasel like Anthony Blinken would perpetuate the divisive actions of his former boss, Barack Obama, and openly disparage the United States and its law-abiding citizens on the world stage.

I find his characterization of the events surrounding the death of a low-life criminal, who was predisposed to die from a fatal-level of Fentanyl, deeply disturbing. Especially in light of an overwhelming number of anonymous first-responders and soldiers who died honorably while serving their country and fellow man. 

Truth-be-told, if systemic racism did exist in our nation, it would have been perpetuated by the Democrat Party, the party of slavery, segregation, racism, Jim Crow, the KKK, and which fought against the civil rights movement. In fact, the only systemic racism I can plainly see is the oppression of educational opportunities for people of color who are deprived of their choice of schools and are forced to exist in a corrupt democrat-designed educational infrastructure that indoctrinates rather than educates. The Democrats control all of our major institutions and therefore are responsible for any systemic institutional racism]

“Background of Black Lives Matter Movement – According to the Office of U.S. Special Counsel, ‘As a social movement, BLM gained prominence following a series of high-profile killings of Black Americans in 2013 and 2014 and, in particular, the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin. The movement appears to have begun organically on social media. The phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ then became a rallying cry for protesters and organizations seeking to raise awareness of, and respond to, issues associated with racism in the United States. BLM is thus an umbrella term for a constellation of ideas, objectives, and groups. There is no ‘leader’ of the BLM movement. Rather, there are numerous organizations that use BLM terminology to varying degrees, including some whose names include the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Of these, the most prominent is the Black Lives Matter Global Network.”

[OCS: Most of the deaths became “high profile” due to the actions of a progressively biased mainstream media. George Zimmerman was an ordinary citizen trying to keep his community safe. Trayvon Martin was a drug-addled combative thug who attacked Zimmerman. Because the mainstream media initially believed that Zimmerman was white, the affair spiraled out of control and was highly politicized.

As for BLM itself, the “leaders” are self-described trained Marxists and the organization is anything but organic. The organization and its subsidiaries are communist front groups dedicated to destroying America, its economy and culture, from within and replacing capitalism with a form of communism.

It is abhorrent that The United States, the shining light of freedom in the world, should openly fete those who want to destroy the U.S. Constitution and turn American into a Chinese Communist-style surveillance state where even thoughts and ideas are highly censored at the point of a gun.]

“Participation in Black Lives Matter-related Activities  -- As outlined by 2020 guidance from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the “Hatch Act generally allows employees to engage in BLM-related activity while on duty or in the workplace. But, as described below, employees are still prohibited from combining BLM-related activity with ‘political activity’ while on duty or in the workplace and from engaging in partisan political fundraising in connection with BLM-related organizations. Political activity’ is an ‘activity directed toward the success or failure of a political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group.”

[OCS: Again, truth be told, anything that promotes BLM, in any manner or context, is a political activity that inures to the benefit of the Democrat Party. A party that must court the people of color they openly exploit in order to win elections.

The democrats realize that many people of color are waking up to their subservient status as democrats, so the democrats are bringing in a hoard of new future POC citizens from across the border. Illegal aliens who are taking the housing, employment, and social safety nets from the poorest POC-Americans among us. In essence, the Democrat Party is stabbing its own constituents in the back.] 

“Guidance on Black Lives Matter Banner Displays -- Any BLM-related displays within the interior of the mission, or exterior displays other than the display of a BLM flag on the flagpole (e.g., a banner over the door, BLM spotlights, projections, etc.) are at the Chief of Mission’s discretion. As outlined below, Chiefs of Mission may decide to hang BLM flags, as appropriate and depending on local context. This cable constitutes a blanket written authorization for calendar year 2021 from the Under Secretary for Management to display the BLM flag on the external-facing flagpole to any Chiefs of Mission who determine such a display is appropriate in light of local conditions. This is an authorization, not a requirement.”

[OCS: The display of any flag associated with communism or any un-American activities on a flag pole flying the American Flag is an insult to every patriot, past, present, and future, who has fought or will fight for the sovereignty and honor of America. To allow this flag to fly abroad under American aegis is criminal. I would further question the source, cost, and provenance of BLM displays.]

For those wishing to read the unclassified/redacted State Department memo in full and in context, it can be found here.

Bottom line…

Celebrating the existence of thugs like George Floyd, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin sickens me. But not as much as the progressive communist democrats who are willing and able to participate in the destruction of America from within -- on behalf of a totalitarian ideology that has resulted in the deaths of a hundred million individuals and the suffering of countless millions more.

The essence of Black Lives Matter is that it is a communist black separatist movement that hates America but loves the power, perks, privileges, and profits generated by the "racist" system.

Is Secretary of State Blinken so ignorant or blind that he can’t see the spike in deaths, including several young children, since BLM’s false narrative of systemic police brutality and their defunding the police movement? Since when did America vote to give criminals free rein in the community and permission to terrorize citizens?

Does this mean that more deserving organizations can also fly their flags from government flag poles here and abroad? Does this mean we will start celebrating the deaths of Medal of Honor awardees as they pass away?

It is an elemental truth; our entire social experience is determined by how we choose to perceive our reality. And the progressive communist democrats are rapidly changing our perceptions with the willing assistance of the mainstream media and tech tyrants who control the social media platforms.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



DIGITAL CURRENCY: TYRANNY BY ANOTHER NAME

It appears that the Federal Reserve, the private, non-governmental organization that manages monetary policy for the United States Treasury, is exploring the creation of a “digital dollar” in response to the Communist Chinese “digital yuan.”

Some of the chief complaints about the Federal Reserve are that it is the source of fiat currency unmoored from any real value and that it is responsible for the boom/bust cycles that plague our economy, which conveys great advantages to those who have the ability to purchase assets in down cycles cheaply-- and it is opaquely inflating our currency with its very existence.

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What is a Central Bank Digital Currency?
Is the Federal Reserve moving toward adopting a digital dollar?

Central bank money traditionally takes two forms: cash and reserves held by eligible financial institutions at the central bank. Central bank digital currency (CBDC) is a generic term for a third version of currency that could use an electronic record or digital token to represent the digital form of a nation's currency. CBDC is issued and managed directly by the central bank and could be used for a variety of purposes by individuals, businesses, and financial institutions.

To date, no decision has been made on whether to issue a CBDC in the U.S. payment system.

However, given the dollar's important role globally, it is essential that the Federal Reserve remains fully engaged in CBDC research and policy development. The Federal Reserve System is focused on better understanding the underlying technologies and their potentials, as well as policy issues associated with a CBDC.

In addition to projects underway at the Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Federal Reserve is collaborating internationally in groups such as the Bank for International Settlements' CBDC coalition.

The Federal Reserve has a mandate to promote monetary and financial stability and the safety and efficiency of the nation's payment system.

Included in that mandate is a commitment to ensure the public has access to a range of payments options and that financial institutions can effectively provide payment services.

[OCS: At this point, it appears that the Federal Reserve’s CBDC policy is the same as that being promoted to central banks by the Communist Chinese Party.

With China, Russia, and other countries adopting the Communist Digital Yuan, it is likely that the Federal Reserve will eventually issue some form of Digital Dollar to enable international competition.

Many governments are looking forward to curbing criminal enterprises and invalidating the billions of dollars they might hold, as well as drying up black markets. It should be noted that nothing can be done about the barter economy because that business model existed before centralized cash management, and like cockroaches, it is like to  survive a financial catastrophe.]

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The push is on at the Federal Reserve…

Transcript of Chair Powell’s Message on Developments in the U.S. Payments System (May 20, 2021)

CHAIR POWELL: Today we are in the midst of a technological revolution that is fundamentally changing our world: reshaping how we communicate, access information, and purchase goods and services. As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve is charged with promoting monetary and financial stability and the safety and efficiency of the payment system. In pursuit of these core functions, we have been carefully monitoring and adapting to the technological innovations now transforming the world of payments, finance, and banking.

The effective functioning of our economy requires that people have faith and confidence not only in the dollar, but also in the payment networks, banks, and other payment service providers that allow money to flow on a daily basis. Our focus is on ensuring a safe and efficient payment system that provides broad benefits to American households and businesses while also embracing innovation.

We think it is important that any potential CBDC could serve as a complement to, and not a replacement of, cash and current private-sector digital forms of the dollar, such as deposits at commercial banks. The design of a CBDC would raise important monetary policy, financial stability, consumer protection, legal, and privacy considerations and will require careful thought and analysis—including input from the public and elected officials. <Source>

Yes, the implementation may be incremental until the day the switch is flipped – possibly by an Executive Order from an addled President and a malignant cadre of anti-American ideologues and zealots in Congress.

The truth is that the Federal Reserve is not accountable to “We the People” and represents a clear and present danger to all Americans. As for financial stability, the Federal Reserve was complicit in significantly destroying savings accounts and the value of retirement funds with their ZIRP (Zero Rate Interest Policy), a method of recapitalizing technically insolvent financial institutions by keeping interest rates close to zero. With nearly free money floating in the realm, depository institutions saw no need to pay more than token interest rates that were quickly overwhelmed by inflation. Individuals were forced into risky equities (stocks) that were being bid up by speculators enthralled with a false narrative. Hence another bubble is forming; this time, it is much worse because the bubble encompasses all asset classes.

The dangers of a digital currency…

The main differences between a digital dollar and today’s cryptocurrency are that digital dollar transactions will not be anonymous. They will be tied to your individual identity, and the government can artificially manipulate the value of the digital dollar at whim. 

Unlike the government's limited control over the use of paper currency and coinage in circulation, a digital currency managed by the federal government is a clear and present danger to all Americans. Imagine if the government could directly tax your liquid holdings or deny permission to make certain purchases, firearms come immediately to mind? Imagine the level of computer algorithmic control the government could exert over your life, much like the rather benign control now exerted by credit card issuers?

Everything you do could be electronically tracked, evaluated, and acted upon by those in power. Over time, the federal government would come closer to George Orwell’s imagined surveillance state than ever before in the modern history of nations. Only this time, it would be real -- and taking back power from the federal government would, indeed, require a revolution.

The dangers of tech moguls and their proprietary platforms…

Unlike credit card processors who assess a processing charge of approximately two to five percent, some price gougers like The Apple Store demand a 30% fee for in-app purchases. What tech companies would charge for the processing fee between your digital wallet and merchants or between your digital wallet and a central repository is unknown – but represents another uncontrolled shrinkage of your dollar.

How safe is your bank?

Truth be told, banks are little more than private extensions of the United States government because they are controlled by federal law and supervised by federal regulatory agencies and the privately-owned Federal Reserve. Unless you are in the financial industry, you may have missed Interpretive Letter #1170 issued by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency in June 2020.

The letter's subject was, “Authority of a National Bank to Provide Cryptocurrency Custody Services for Customers.” The opinion of the OCC counsel was that federally chartered banks under the regulation of the OCC were allowed to “provide these cryptocurrency custody services on behalf of customers, including by holding the unique cryptographic keys associated with cryptocurrency.”

“The U.S. dollar was a type of asset-backed money prior to abandonment of the gold standard. Some types of cryptocurrencies may have similar characteristics to this type of money. For example, stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency that is backed by an asset, such as a fiat currency or a commodity.”

[OCS: Again for those not in the financial loop, “stablecoin” is a big lie – “A stablecoin is a new class of cryptocurrencies that attempts to offer price stability and are backed by a reserve asset. Stablecoins have gained traction as they attempt to offer the best of both worlds—the instant processing and security or privacy of payments of cryptocurrencies, and the volatility-free stable valuations of fiat currencies.” 

Whereas cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are limited by a fixed number of bitcoins that will be issued and thus have an intrinsic value based on controlled scarcity, stablecoins are backed by the same old Federal Reserve fiat currency that can be easily manipulated as is currently done.]

The bank has proposed to offer cryptocurrency custody services to its customers as part of its existing custody business. We understand that there is a growing demand for safe places, such as banks, to hold unique cryptographic keys associated with cryptocurrencies on behalf of customers and to provide related custody services. These services are in demand for several reasons. First, because the underlying keys to a unit of cryptocurrency are essentially irreplaceable if lost, owners may lose access to their cryptocurrencies as a result of misplacing their keys, resulting in significant losses of value. Second, banks may offer more secure storage services compared to existing options. Third, some investment advisers may wish to manage cryptocurrencies on behalf of customers and may wish to utilize national banks as custodians for the managed assets.

A national bank should consult with OCC supervisors as appropriate prior to engaging in cryptocurrency custody activities. The OCC will review these activities as part of its ordinary supervisory processes.

[OCS: Note the scare tactics about losing your cryptographic keys? There are already cheap secure methods of storing encrypted keys on a portable device and backing the data up in a recoverable secure fashion. How soon will it be before the FDIC start charging an insurance fee to these banks to cover any losses to provide another false assurance of safety while making your liquid assets vulnerable to the government?]

Is the government preparing to force users to store their cryptocurrency assets in government-controlled, government-accessible depositories?

Bottom line…

If you want to see an example of this type of financial control in real-time, consider those who have had their PayPal accounts unilaterally and summarily canceled because PayPal decided not to allow their services to be used for gun sales. Likewise, PayPal canceled accounts that sold MAGA (Making America Great Again) merchandise which they claimed supported violence. No redress is possible.

It should be noted that, like the Chinese Communist model of State Capitalism, our federal government is exerting policies and power through private companies to sidestep constitutional prohibitions. These companies are afraid of the government’s regulatory agencies (stick) and welcome government contracts, loans, subsidies, favorable tax treatment, and, in some cases, keeping their monopolies (carrot). Consider the current censorship of information on behalf of the progressive communist democrats. Enough said!

All I can say is to echo the sage words of Benjamin Franklin, "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Do not assume that the America you know and love will be the same as yesterday and that tomorrow will be the same as today. We are heading full-speed toward the abyss where Constitutional protections are relatively meaningless, and your only rights are those conferred by the government elites in positions of unassailable political power.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ORWELLIAN: PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS CONFLATE VICTIMHOOD

Have you ever noticed that much of the anti-Semitism comes mostly from Muslims enabled by their toxic Islamic religion? So it should be no surprise that the anti-Semites in Congress and positions of power attempt to assuage their Jewish constituency with a faux half-hearted condemnation of anti-Semitism. Much like their refusal to condemn the anti-Semitic statements of Ilhan Omar while issuing a meaningless resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred.

BOHICA: Bend Over Here It Comes Again…

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The progressive communist democrats can’t bring themselves to condemn Jew-Hatred in the Democrat-controlled Congress. Something Jews and others should consider in the upcoming 2022 election. Enough with the communist haters. There is no moral equivalency.

Let freedom shine in America.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



CAN YOU TRUST ANYTHING FAUCI SAYS?

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Who in the hell is Anthony Fauci?

Yes, I know that Dr. Anthony Fauci is the long-time director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the chief medical advisor to the president of the United States.

Yes, I know that Dr. Anthony Fauci is cited in the media as a physician-scientist and immunologist.

And yes, I know that Dr. Anthony Fauci is also portrayed as a major HIV/AIDS researcher.

But I repeat, who in the hell is Anthony Fauci?

After more than a year of observing Dr. Fauci and reading his pronouncements, I have concluded that he is little more than a media-obsessed self-promoter and credentialed shill – a professional liar/spokesperson much like the White House press secretary Jen Psaki, the often ignorant and generally untrustworthy face of the Biden Administration.

Unlike the kind, compassionate white-haired physician of old, Dr. Fauci appears to be a partisan schemer and a medical hack who spouts little more than the cherry-picked fashionable news of the day.

To say that I do not trust a scientist who interjects the administration’s talking points about critical race theory into a medical context is to understate my contempt for Fauci – proven to be little more than a weathervane weasel responding to the direction of the political winds.

In a virtual commencement address to the graduates of Emory University, Fauci unnecessarily injected race into his speech.

“Now, very few of these comorbidities have racial determinants. Almost all relate to the social determinants of health dating back to disadvantageous conditions that some people of color find themselves in from birth regarding the availability of an adequate diet, access to health care and the undeniable effects of racism in our society. Let us promise ourselves our memory of this tragic reality — that an infectious disease disparately hospitalizes and kills people of colordoes not fade after we return to some form of normality. Righting this wrong will take a decades-long commitment. I urge you to be part of that commitment.”

Fauci, the master of ambiguity, backtracking, and outright flip-flops softens his position on the origins of Covid-19…

See Dr. Fauci, hear Dr. Fauci, in his own words, soften his stand on the origins of the Communist Chinese Virus and suggest that there is nothing unusual about collaborative research to minimize the fact that the Wuhan lab was known to engage in Communist Chinese military biowarfare research.

United Facts of America Day 2: Join PolitiFact in conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci after a year of dangerous misinformation and a public health crisis.

[OCS: It appears the progressive communist democrats define misinformation as anything not comporting with their narrative and advancing their agenda.] 

PolitiFact interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci, longtime chief of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for the first time May 11 as part of United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking. Managing editor Katie Sanders asked Fauci about the origins of the coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccines for children, and what he makes of the infodemic that plagued American dialogue about the virus and vaccines.

[OCS: an Orwellian  newspeak word, "infodemic."]

PolitiFact: That has been the subject of a lot of our fact checking on the coronavirus for the past year. And like you said, there's a lot of cloudiness around the origins of COVID-19 still. So I wanted to ask, are you still confident that it developed naturally?

Fauci: No, actually, that's the point that I said. And I think the real unfortunate aspect of what Sen. Paul did is he was conflating research in a collaborative way with Chinese scientists, which was, you know, you'd almost have to say, if we did not do that we would almost be irresponsible because SARS-CoV-1 clearly originated in China, and we were fortunate to escape a major pandemic. So we really had to learn a lot more about the viruses that were there, about whether or not people were getting infected with bad viruses. So in a very minor collaboration as part of a subcontract of a grant, we had a collaboration with some Chinese scientists. And what he conflated is that therefore we were involved in creating the virus which is the most ridiculous majestic leap I've ever heard of. But no, I'm not convinced about that. I think that we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we find out to the best of our ability exactly what happened. Certainly the people who've investigated say it likely was the emergence from an animal reservoir that then infected individuals, but it could have been something else. And we need to find that out. So, you know, that's the reason why I said I'm perfectly in favor of any investigation that looks into the origin of the virus.

Most disturbing…

How many people remember Fauci claiming there was “no scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab?”

  • This in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s denial of laboratory access to China’s Wuhan laboratory, where research on coronaviruses was known to take place and whose biosafety level 4 laboratory procedures were questionable.
  • This in the face of lies regarding the virus being told by Chinese Communist Party officials, accepted and repeated by the propagandists at the World Health Organization.
  • This in the face of Fauci’s knowledge of U.S. funding for the work of the Wuhan Lab – including “gain of function” studies which made viruses more likely to infect humans.
  • This in the face of the mistreatment or disappearance of Chinese medical doctors and researchers who tried to sound the alarm.

From a National Geographic interview headlined, Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab.

Q.  One topic in the news lately has been the origins of SAR-CoV-2. Do you believe or is there evidence that the virus was made in the lab in China or accidentally released from a lab in China?

A.  “If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats, and what's out there now is very, very strongly leaning toward this [virus] could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated—the way the mutations have naturally evolved. A number of very qualified evolutionary biologists have said that everything about the stepwise evolution over time strongly indicates that it evolved in nature and then jumped species.”

Q.  Sure, but what if scientists found the virus outside the lab, brought it back, and then it escaped?

A.  “But that means it was in the wild to begin with. That's why I don't get what they're talking about [and] why I don't spend a lot of time going in on this circular argument.”

From a House Intelligence Committee 21-page report titled, IN FOCUS: COVID-19 and the Wuhan Institute of Virology (19 May 2021)

Nevertheless, significant circumstantial evidence raises serious concerns that the COVID-19 outbreak may have been a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This evidence includes:

• China’s history of research lab leaks resulting in infections.
• Warnings from U.S. diplomats in China as early as 2017 that the Wuhan lab was conducting dangerous research on coronaviruses without following necessary safety protocols, risking the accidental outbreak of a pandemic.
• Gain of Function research being conducted at the Wuhan lab that made coronaviruses more infectious in humans.
• Several researchers at Wuhan lab were sickened with COVID-19-like symptoms in fall 2019.
• The involvement in the Wuhan lab of the Chinese military, which has a documented biological weapons program.
• Multiple indications of attempts by Beijing to cover up the true circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak.

By contrast, little circumstantial evidence has emerged to support the PRC’s claim that COVID-19 was a natural occurrence, having jumped from some other species to humans. For example, Chinese authorities have failed to identify the original species that allegedly spread the virus to humans, which is critical to their zoonotic transfer theory.

There are also clear signs that U.S. Government agencies and academic institutions may have funded or collaborated in Gain of Function research at the Wuhan lab. At least some of this research was published even after the U.S. Government had paused these kinds of studies in the United States due to ethical concerns over their biowarfare applicability and their potential to accidentally unleash a pandemic.

Under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Fauci, between Fiscal Years 2014 and 2019, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) awarded more than $3.7 million in grants to EcoHealth Alliance to examine the “risk of future coronavirus (CoV) emergence[s]…in China.”  EcoHealth Alliance has also reportedly received funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The President of EcoHealth Alliance, Dr. Peter Daszak, has been an outspoken opponent of the lab leak hypothesis since the outbreak of the pandemic. Dr. Daszak was the only American scientist to participate in the WHO’s 28-day investigation into the origins of COVID-19.

Not the first time…

Touted as one of the government’s premier HIV/AIDS experts, how many people remember Fauci waring of a major AIDS outbreak among the general population when all of the scientific research demonstrated that the disease was mostly limited to the gay community and IV-drug users and the method of transmission was primarily through an exchange of bodily fluids? 

In May 1983, amid the rapidly escalating AIDS crisis, a doctor at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) promoted a stunning theory about the newly encountered disease in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Noting that the same issue of the journal contained an article documenting one of the first cases of the immunodeficiency disease’s appearance in an infant, the author sounded an alarm about “the possibility that routine close contact, as within a family household, can spread the disease.”

The article took an increasingly speculative turn in promoting this new theory. “If indeed the latter is true, then AIDS takes on an entirely new dimension,” it continued. “If we add to this possibility that nonsexual, non-blood-borne transmission is possible, the scope of the syndrome may be enormous.” Although the article reiterated the need to “be cautious” in accepting these findings as they awaited more evidence, the discovery “should at least alert us to the possibility that we are truly dealing with AIDS in children,” as transmitted through routine interaction. <Source>

What to believe?

Fully Vaccinated Americans May Not ‘Necessarily’ Need COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Fully vaccinated Americans may not need to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday in an interview on CBS’ “This Morning.”

Fauci, who is head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said that there was “some misunderstanding” about whether fully vaccinated people would need a booster shot six months after getting injected.

“We are planning for the eventuality that we might need to boost people, we don’t know whether we will have to do it and when we will have to do it,” Fauci said.

“There’s estimates well it may be here, it may be a little bit longer. The fact is we don’t know, but it would really be foolish not to plan for the possibility that we might have to boost people, but there’s no set rule now that says in six months or in a year we’re going to get, we’re going to require a boost,” he added.

However, when asked two days earlier how soon fully vaccinated people would need a COVID-19 booster shot, Fauci told Axios Co-founder Mike Allen that Americans would need it.

“Well, we don’t know exactly when that will be Mike, but I believe it likely would be within a year,” said Fauci. “We know that the vaccine durability of the efficacy lasts at least six months and likely considerably more, but I think we will almost certainly require a booster sometime within a year or so after getting the primary [injection].”

The prudent answer is: “I don’t know, and we will have to wait and see.”

I am not the only one who has lost confidence in Dr. Fauci…

Here is a survey from The Trafalgar Group, which found 42% of all voters say their confidence in Dr. Fauci has decreased while 22% say it increased. That includes nearly 42% of independents who having waning faith in the doctor versus 20% who say it increased.

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Bottom line…

It goes beyond mask/no mask/double mask/mask and goggles; the main question is: can you trust what Dr. Fauci says, or is he just interpreting the cherry-picked administration-friendly fashionable science of the day? I believe Fauci should be retired at once and a more honest information broker appointed as a spokesperson.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell