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DISGUSTED WITH THE MILITARY ASSHATS

I cannot believe that the American military would quickly forget our dishonorable surrender to terrorists and stranding California school CHILDREN behind enemy lines where they face brutalization, rape, torture, and death at the hands of an enemy who sees them as little more than animals to be slaughtered.

After Losing a War and Stranding Americans in Afghanistan, Biden's Pentagon Pivots Back to Race

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Pentagon spokesman John Kirby just left an untold number of Americans stranded in Afghanistan. A week ago today, 13 American service members died in a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport that happened because Austin and the generals left it surrounded by enemy forces.

They had their eye off the ball of their main jobs, which are protecting Americans and protecting our forces.

They have reverted to taking their eye off the ball again.

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As for military promotion, that’s accomplished via unbiased testing. You study, you pass, you make rank.

You do your job, you do well. You make trouble, you don’t do well. It’s very simple, so simple even a Marine could grok it.

No one cared about race. Everyone cared about accomplishing the mission.

Our current military leadership has lost focus. It’s not prioritizing fighting and winning America’s wars. The winning part matters. It’s not doing that.

Instead, we have the likes of Kirby, Austin, and Gen. Milley recommending critical race theory and enforcing divisive stand-downs. This will not help for good order and readiness.

We don’t have to theorize where this will lead. The total disaster our military just authored in Afghanistan is proof of where this has already led.

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I think that the military should be more concerned about the politicization and risk-adversity of their leaders who are so willing to surrender their personal honor rather than resigning and refusing to obey orders which arise outside of their chain of command. The idea that someone from the Department of State could order a retreat that knowingly and deliberately left American non-combatant citizens on the battlefield is unacceptable. Likewise, deferring to an enemy when targeting a clear and present enemy threat.

We need to identify who gave these orders and who in the military accepted them as valid. We need to identify and prosecute those who are sowing racial discord in the ranks.

Today, shame has befallen the military, not the fighting soldiers and support personnel, but the leaders who should resign in disgrace if not court-martialed for dereliction of duty.

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



DEFEND CALIFORNIA, RECALL GAVIN NEWSOM

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  • The MAJORITY of Americans do not hate their country, and the MAJORITY of Californians do not hate California.
  • The MAJORITY of Californians do not want open borders, allowing more poverty, illiteracy, and crime to enter California unchecked. Reducing the job market. Draining our social service reserves.
  • The MAJORITY of Californians do not want the homeless to wander indiscriminately, accosting people, urinating and defecating on our sidewalks – or bothering our children.
  • The MAJORITY of Californians do not want $5 gas or higher taxes.
  • The MAJORITY of Californians do not want failing schools.
  • The MAJORITY of Californians do not want endless wildfires caused by radical environmentalists preventing the clearance of dead trees in the forest.
  • The MAJORITY of Californians do not think Californians are racist.
  • The MAJORITY of Californians do not want endless spending and debt that will crush their children.
  • THE MAJORITY of Californians do not need celebrities and athletes to tell them how to think.
  • THE MAJORITY of Californians do not want to turn California into Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, or North Korea – so why are our politicians pushing their failed political system?

WE CALIFORNIANS HAVE TO DO THINGS IN OUR OWN LIVES, OUR OWN COMMUNITIES, OUR OWN SCHOOL SYSTEMS, AND CITY COUNCILS.

  AND IT STARTS WITH ELECTING PUBLIC OFFICIALS THAT LISTEN TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS, NOT THEIR PARTY, NOT THE SPECIAL INTERESTS, BUT “WE THE PEOPLE.”

  IF THIS IS TRUE – THE MAJORITY OF CALIFORNIANS NEED TO RECALL GAVIN NEWSOM AND ELECT LARRY ELDER. BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE TO SAVE CALIFORNIA

Bottom line…

This recall is about more than petty partisan politics; it's about values. It is not the elitist values of those plundering our state treasury to line their own pockets, but real California values.

It's about offering school choice to parents and students who want to escape failing schools turning out graduating classes of function illiterates -- not following the dictates of the elites who send their own chidden to private schools while they pander to power-hungry unions.

It's about stopping teachers’ unions from teaching racism that divides classes into permanent victims at the mercy of racists and oppressors.

It's about supporting the traditional family to protect and nurture children while being mindful of single-parent homes.

It's about living in reality rather than a social media fantasy world of rented props and staged scenes.

It’s about limits on union-driven political corruption that drives the Democrat machine, drives prices up, reduces productivity, and delays completion dates.

If Newsom is recalled and Larry Elder wins, California is given a new opportunity to reform and thrive. If he loses, California remains a one-party state, and we are so screwed as we approach a Chinese-style surveillance state.

LARRY_ELDER_FOR_GOVERNOR-- 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



WHY THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS WANT GUN CONTROL IN ONE PICTURE

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Anything to save a mentally incapacitated President Joe Biden.


“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



WILL THE GOP FIND THE COJONES TO MOVE FORWARD?

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I ask all of my readers to look around at the state of the nation today and accept the realization that a “new normal” has overtaken politics in America. This realization is absolutely crucial if we are to take the bold steps necessary to save the nation.

So how do we remedy the political crisis that has befallen our nation? 

Step one, recognize and come to terms with the fact that radical communists infiltrated the Democrat Party over the past decades. The party of your parent’s generation no longer exists. It is a demonstrable fact that communist radicals have changed the Democrat Party forever, and it will never return to where it was before.

Step two, the GOP must look inside itself to find the intestinal fortitude to accept the existing rules of engagement and respond in kind, leaving behind any thoughts of collegial dialogue and gentlemanly behavior. The greatest advantage of the Democrat Party over the GOP is that they have the will to do what is required and the GOP does not. We can no longer accept that dialogue is preferable to confrontation. We can no longer talk in circles while looking at the enemy’s chessboard but avoid moving any pieces.

Step three, the GOP must craft a cohesive message that resonates with most Americans and endlessly drive it home. Switch from defense to offense. Attack. Attack. Attack. Please observe that the Democrat Party marches in lockstep, rewarding their friends and punishing those who dissent. Talking points are crafted, disseminated, and repeated endlessly. Dissenting aisle-hoppers like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, and other establishment RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) are not tolerated. When Democrats change political labels for electoral expediency, notice they preserve and implement their progressive agenda no matter what the label.

Step four, the GOP must master or circumvent the media moguls and tech tyrants who control the dissemination of the majority of the news, censoring and minimizing the reach of the message when required or requested by the progressive communist democrats. 

The truth is that there are few authentic and honorable journalists today; they have become corporatized progressive propagandists who replace news with narratives and deny, delay, and dissemble when caught.

As long as the progressive communist democrats band together to repeat their talking points ad nauseum and their assertions stay below a certain embarrassment threshold, there will be enough mainstream media pundits and pacifists assuring the public that the real threats are not rooted in Democrat corruption but the GOP’s attempts to pass corruption-limiting legislation.

The party propagandists in the media will continue repeating these talking points until the facts are demonstrably so different from the progressive narrative and what they are asserting that they have little or no choice to admit that what they reported is wrong. But that admission will come weeks or months after the damage from the erroneous reporting has been done, and it will be too late for the GOP to do anything to redress or correct their false and misleading narratives.

Step five, we must not accept incrementalism. The Democrats may not win a particular legislative battle but accept slower progress on their agenda. They do not retreat; they move forward more slowly like a ratchet that only moves in one direction.

Empty promises of progressives…

Progressive communist democrats cannot win a protracted war of words where the truth will ultimately prevail, but it can harass, block, and terrorize. They must use our own laws against us in partisan courts because few Democrats are willing to stand on the floor of Congress and vote for an unduly restrictive, one-sided, or dangerous piece of legislation. It uses pre-arranged faux court settlements to implement its agenda.

Time to tell the truth: there is no communist utopia, a land of fairness, equality, unicorns, rainbow farts, and self-licking lollipops.

Bottom line…

The progressive communist democrats are rewriting the rulebook right in front of us. They are not waiting for tomorrow, 2022, or 2024. And, we shouldn’t either.”

Do what you can. Do it today! Encourage others of a like mind to join the effort to reclaim our Constitutional freedoms from those who are subverting our inalienable rights, our nation, our government, our institutions, and seeking control over our lives. Encourage others of like mind to take action, to inform others, to protest the injustice and nonsense of the progressive communist democrats -- and, of course, vote against tyranny.

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



AFGHANISTAN: BENGHAZI ON STEROIDS

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Benghazi on Steroids...

(1)  Much of former President Obama's cadre of fellow travelers and America-haters are embedded in the national security apparatus at the White House, the Department of State, the Pentagon, and elsewhere in critical infrastructure. All with a vested interest in weakening and embarrassing the United States, both here and abroad.

(2)  Like Benghazi, which was a joint State Department/CIA operation to provide military-grade weaponry to Islamic terrorists who promised to use the weapons against Syria’s Assad and ISIS, the administration was risk-averse and concerned about optics when they flatly refused to send help to stricken Americans. Four Americans, including an Ambassador, died, and countless others were wounded needlessly. The Democrats refuse to take the shot – remember Joe Biden didn’t want to take out bin Laden and bad-mouthed the drone strike assassination of Qasem Soleimani.

(3)  There were bad decisions from the top down – all based on domestic politics with little or no consideration of national defense. And like Benghazi, we find the military taking orders from the State Department.

(a)  We were offered control of Kabul by the Taliban and rejected it because of artificial White House imposed troop limits.

Report: Taliban Offered Biden Control of Kabul, but He Declined

According to a report from the Washington Post, as the Taliban began taking control of Afghanistan, senior U.S. military leaders met with Taliban political leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, Qatar, where an offer was made for the United States to have control of Kabul until all U.S. troops had withdrawn; the offer was declined. From the report:

In a hastily arranged in-person meeting, senior U.S. military leaders in Doha – including McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command – spoke with Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Taliban’s political wing.

“We have a problem,” Baradar said, according to the U.S. official. “We have two options to deal with it: You [the United States military] take responsibility for securing Kabul or you have to allow us to do it.”

Throughout the day, Biden had remained resolute in his decision to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan. The collapse of the Afghan government hadn’t changed his mind.

McKenzie, aware of those orders, told Baradar that the U.S. mission was only to evacuate American citizens, Afghan allies and others at risk. The United States, he told Baradar, needed the airport to do that.

On the spot, an understanding was reached, according to two other U.S. officials: The United States could have the airport until Aug. 31. But the Taliban would control the city. <Source>

(b) We left properly credentialed American citizens behind at the order of the State Department.

War correspondent, Special Forces vet says ‘U.S. military turned away Americans at Kabul airport gates’

Michael Yon, former Special Forces turned combat journalist, gives John Solomon Reports an Exclusive, that Americans, were in-fact, turned away from the gates of Kabul Airport by US Military, saying that they were acting on orders ‘by the State Department to turn Americans away.’ Listen to the interview and the evidence.

(4)  Like Benghazi, where there was real-time drone intelligence and no questions regarding the attack, Red State is reporting that we not only knew about the Bomber that killed 13 servicemembers and 200 Afghans but refused to take action.

Bombshell Report Claims US Knew About Kabul Bomber, Had Drone Lock, but Didn't Take the Shot

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roger Pardo-Maurer dropped some incredible information during an interview and it’s huge, if true.

Director of MRC Latino, Jorge Bonilla, posted an interview with Pardo-Maurer. Pardo-Maurer, who was in the State Department for years, since at least 2001, said he was being told that the Department of Defense already knew who the bomber was ahead of time, before the bombing and when the Kabul attack would occur.

But Pardo-Maurer went further in his interview. He said not only did they know where and when it would happen, but that they had a Predator drone lock on the bomber, but that “they” refused to grant permission to take the guy out. “[Permission] was requested and was denied,” he said. Why? “Because we are in this process of negotiating with the Taliban who aren’t even in control of their own government or their own people.”

So is he really saying what it sounds like he’s saying? Because it sounds like he’s saying that we had the shot to take this guy out but they were afraid of angering the Taliban if they took the shot. Yikes. So not only had we outsourced our security to the Taliban. But we wouldn’t even properly protect our own people because it might disturb the enemy. We are truly living in a bizarre reality at this point with the Biden team. <Source>

(5)  Like Benghazi, there is prodigious lying, leaking, and cover-ups. Notice we haven’t heard from Susan Rice, the notorious Benghazi liar and who is lurking in the background as the Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council. However, her expertise is in foreign affairs, and she is inextricably linked with the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, who served as her Deputy National Security Advisor. There are also links to Jake Sullivan, the United States National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden, and Samantha Power, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. All Obamacons.

Courtesy of Reuters, we can see a transcript of a phone conversation between Joe Biden and President Ghani of Afghanistan on July 23, 2021.

Notable is Biden's request for Ghani to lie about the situation.

President Biden: "You know, I am a moment late. But I mean it sincerely. Hey look, I want to make it clear that I am not a military man any more than you are, but I have been meeting with our Pentagon folks, and our national security people, as you have with ours and yours, and as you know and I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things aren’t going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban. And there’s a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture."

Ghani gave Biden an assessment, but Biden had already pulled the contractors that supported Afghan air power.

President Ghani: "Mr. President, we are facing a full-scale invasion, composed of Taliban, full Pakistani planning and logistical support, and at least 10-15,000 international terrorists, predominantly Pakistanis thrown into this, so that dimension needs to be taken account of."

"Second, what is crucial is, close air support, and if I could make a request, you have been very generous, if your assistance, particularly to our air force be front loaded, because what we need at this moment, there was a very heavily reliance on air power, and we have prioritized that if it could be at all front-loaded, we will greatly appreciate it.: <Source>  

Even worse, there was a quid pro quo -- air support in return for lying to improve perceptions.

What did we learn...

Our nation's survival depends on a moral and effective government that is willing to use our available forces to protect the safety and security of America and ALL Americans.

While we may use our resources to help other nations achieve noble aspirations, our first duty is to our own citizens.

Allowing the disaffected and vocal minority to affect our decision-making is downright suicidal.

What we have learned from Afghanistan is simple. Other people, cultures, and nations may want modern conveniences but have little or no interest in our culture or governing systems. To shovel money into these entities to incentivize their behavior is foolish, counter-productive, and wasteful. The correct posture is we all live in peace, and should you decide otherwise and attack our country or people; it will be met with appropriate but overwhelming force.

Bottom line...

You cannot trust the progressive communist democrats with our Constitution, national security, or economy. Biden is incapacitated, and the Democrats are exploiting his disability to push Obama's agenda. 

TroopsWe 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



A "CONSPIRACY" THEORY COMES TO LIFE

 Remember when you were told that vaccine passports were a conspiracy theory?

Passports, pauses, and Pfizer: Here’s where Covid-19 misinformation went in April

Despite White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki saying the Biden administration would not support a federal mandate for vaccine certificates, false claims and conspiracy theories surrounding “vaccine passports” continue to circulate online. Some of these include the idea that “vaccine passports” are part of the “Great Reset” conspiracy theory — which claims that a cabal of elites is using the pandemic to impose a new globalist world order — and will be used to mandate vaccines and more control over the population. Other misleading claims compare a vaccine certificate program with China’s “social credit” system. <Source>

Vaccine passports are a conspiracy against freedom

Those who warned against vaccine passports; whether on grounds of discrimination, ethics or practicality, were repeatedly told not to worry, that the whole thing was a madcap conspiracy theory. Even now, many are convinced the move will never happen – it’s just a bluff to get the young double-vaccinated, copying Emmanuel Macron’s interventions in France. <Source>

They’re here! The corrupt World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a report that urges the transition to digital certification of vaccine status and presents implementation strategies for member states. 

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Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates: Vaccination Status
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE
27 August 2021

Executive Summary:

In the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the concept of Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates (DDCC) is proposed as a mechanism by which a person’s COVID-19-related health data can be digitally documented via an electronic certificate.

A digital vaccination certificate that documents a person’s current vaccination status to protect against COVID-19 can then be used for continuity of care or as proof of vaccination for purposes other than health care.

The resulting artefact of this approach is referred to as the Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates: Vaccination Status (DDCC:VS).

The main uses of DDCC – as reflected in the report – are:

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What isn’t being said, “The Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates is proposed as a mechanism by which a person's COVID-19-related health data can be digitally documented, stored, authenticated, tracked, and re-purposed via an electronic certificate. That’s right – this is a “control” document that could be used to restrict your freedoms.

Bottom line…

I need some new conspiracy theories; the old was are being proven to be true – and, in many cases, more dangerous and pervasive than originally thought.

BTW, WHO notes, “This work was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government of Estonia, Fondation Botnar, the State of Kuwait, and the Rockefeller Foundation. The views of the funding bodies have not influenced the content of this document.”

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



$5 GAS IN CALIFORNIA -- RECALL GAVIN NEWSOM NOW!

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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



PROGRESSIVE POWER GRAB: PUBLIC HEALTH

Now that the progressive communist democrats have seen that they can use temporary emergency powers to override the U.S. Constitution to implement their communist agenda, you might ask, what’s next?

Following the dictum of former Chicago Mayor and former President Obama’s Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel...

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we saw the authoritarian hand of the government, at the local, state, and federal levels, demand that you surrender your inalienable rights, conform your behavior to government mandates,  and take an imperfectly-tested vaccine or suffer the loss of your Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms. Sometimes enforced by private companies having significant business with governmental entities who control their revenue, taxation, regulation, and even their business models.

Your First Amendment freedoms, limiting government action with respect to religion, free expression, peaceful assembly, or the right of citizens to petition the government, were either suspended, curtailed, or otherwise regulated as a response to the “public health” emergency created by the Communist Chinese Virus.

Freedoms to be restored on a limited basis on the condition that you follow government dictates.

A never-ending emergency that could be reimposed at any time given a real or imagined threat to public health, such as a new virus variant.

Most troubling, other than government-imposed limits to your right of expression, associations, mobility, and a landlord’s loss of their rights to own and benefit from public property, and the shut down of your business, few of the government’s demands were backed with verifiable science that could be replicated.

Those who disagreed with the government’s science or hand-picked experts were labeled as “deniers” or subversives – to be canceled or censored by progressive private companies that controlled the mainstream media and social media platforms.

As the night follows the day, your Second Amendment freedoms, protecting your right to own and bear arms for self-defense and protection against government tyranny and overreach, became a major public health issue.

For the first time in decades, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- the nation's top public health agency -- is speaking out forcefully about gun violence in America, calling it a "serious public health threat."

"Something has to be done about this," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in an exclusive interview with CNN. "Now is the time -- it's pedal to the metal time."

In April, President Joe Biden said the country was facing "a gun violence public health epidemic," but the CDC hasn't said how it plans to address the epidemic until now.

"I swore to the President and to this country that I would protect your health. This is clearly one of those moments, one of those issues that is harming America's health," Walensky said. <Source>

Why not? It worked before!

Using health metaphors, we are now seeing a malignant government power grab metastasize into cancer that threatens to consume and kill the body politic. Namely, the formation of a new federal entity, the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity at the Department of Health and Human Services. Another bogus progressive government agency designed to further curtail your freedoms. 

Health equity? A term often associated with communist ideologies and the redistribution of wealth using the management of scarcity as the basis of government power.

Let us stipulate a few climate-related facts that everyone accepts. One, the climate is constantly changing in complex ways that are not fully understood; two, some drivers of climate are the result of natural processes beyond the control of man and advanced technology; three, the Earth has been hotter, colder, with more atmospheric carbon dioxide, and less carbon dioxide and the Earth survived; four, increased carbon dioxide has had a beneficial effect on a greening planet, five, the greatest greenhouse gas is water vapor, six, there is no direct way to detect or measure man’s climate impact signal amid the noise of climate's natural variability; and seven, any climate effects are far, far into the future which absolves any present politician or researcher from being held accountable for the outcomes of their activism.

In essence, climate change is natural, and that any suggestion of an impending planetary catastrophe is driven by government, government-funded entities, or individuals driven by self-interest.

So…

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HHS Establishes Office of Climate Change and Health Equity

Protecting Americans’ health and well-being has always been at the heart of fighting climate change, and now for the first time, its importance is being elevated at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS is establishing the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) in response to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. This is the first office of its kind at the national level to address climate change and health equity. The Office’s mission is to protect vulnerable communities who disproportionately bear the brunt of pollution and climate-driven disasters, such as drought and wildfires, at the expense of public health.

“History will judge us for the actions we take today to protect our world and our health from climate change. The consequences for our inaction are real and worsening. We’ve always known that health is at the center of climate change, and now we’re going to double-down on a necessity: fighting climate change in order to help protect public health in our communities.” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra <Source>

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This is government overreach -- little more than the old “environmental justice” movement that focuses on shifting funds to Democrat core constituencies ostensibly to eliminate a  disproportionate share of negative environmental consequences for any identity population. Undiluted, unrefined, political bullshit.

Bottom line…

We are facing a cascading disaster – loss of freedoms, reduced national security, unimaginable incompetence, profligate spending to buy political influence, ignoring waste, fraud, and abuse as a rounding error, and the decline of American exceptionalism.

What happened to the American Civil Liberties Union, the “my body, my choice" feminists, and other progressive groups that claimed to protect, preserve, and promote your freedoms? Crickets – mainly because they support these authoritarian ideals.

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



AFGHANISTAN: NOTHING MORE CAN BE SAID AS WE UNCONDITIONALLY SURRENDER

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General Kenneth McKenzie: “I am here to announce the completion of our withdrawal from Afghanistan and the end of the military mission to evacuate American citizens, third-country nationals, and vulnerable Afghans. The last C-17 lifted off from Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 30th, this afternoon at 3:29 p.m. eastern time. The last manned aircraft is now clearing the airspace above Afghanistan.”

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THE BIDEN DIPLOMATIC PLAN

We will print money we don’t have and send pallets of cash to terrorists to buy back Americans and select allies in a slow-moving hostage recovery program.

We will ensure the economic survival of the Taliban until Communist Chinese and Russian money start flowing.

The plan...

After the initial announcement of the withdrawal from Afghanistan,  Secretary of State Antony Blinken hit the podium to spin this disaster. 

This has been a massive military, diplomatic and humanitarian undertaking. One of the most difficult in the nation’s history and an extraordinary feat of logistics and coordination under some of the most challenging circumstances imaginable. Many, many people made this possible.

I want to commend our outstanding diplomats who worked around the clock, and around the world, to coordinate the operation.

[OCS: These were the guys that created this disaster.]

Now U.S. military flights have ended. And our troops have departed Afghanistan. A new chapter of America’s engagement with Afghanistan has begun. It’s one in which we will lead with our diplomacy. The military mission is over. A new diplomatic mission has begun.

So here is our plan for the days and weeks ahead:

First, we built a new team to help lead this new mission.

[OCS: So you can't blame the new team, even though its leadership is from the old team.]

Second, we will continue our relentless efforts to help Americans, foreign nationals and Afghans leave Afghanistan if they choose.

[OCS: Leaving Americans behind to be tortured and slaughtered anonymously without anybody reporting is unconscionable.]

Third, we will hold the Taliban to its pledge to let people freely depart Afghanistan.

[OCS: Without a military presence or the will to re-engage, that leaves American money as the sole motivator.]

Fourth, we will work to secure their safe passage.

[OCS: With no communications and only sketchy details, talking is not enough.]

Fifth, we will stay focused on counterterrorism. The Taliban has made a commitment to prevent terrorist groups from using Afghanistan as a base for external operations that could threaten the United States or our allies, including Al Qaeda and the Taliban’s sworn enemy, ISIS-K.

[OCS: We just made this rag-tag army one of the most powerfully-armed groups in the region.]

Sixth, we will continue our humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

[OCS: We gave them $85 billion in weapons. We gave them billions in cash to pay their people. What more do we owe them?]

And seventh, we will continue our broad international diplomacy across all these issues and many others. We believe we can accomplish far more and exert far greater leverage when we work in coordination with our allies and partners.

The President's perfunctory remarks...

I want to thank our commanders and the men and women serving under them for their execution of the dangerous retrograde from Afghanistan as scheduled – in the early morning hours of August 31, Kabul time – with no further loss of American lives. The past 17 days have seen our troops execute the largest airlift in US history, evacuating over 120,000 US citizens, citizens of our allies, and Afghan allies of the United States. They have done it with unmatched courage, professionalism, and resolve. Now, our 20-year military presence in Afghanistan has ended.

Tomorrow afternoon, I will address the American people on my decision not to extend our presence in Afghanistan beyond August 31. For now, I will report that it was the unanimous recommendation of the Joint Chiefs and of all of our commanders on the ground to end our airlift mission as planned. Their view was that ending our military mission was the best way to protect the lives of our troops, and secure the prospects of civilian departures for those who want to leave Afghanistan in the weeks and months ahead.

The Taliban has made commitments on safe passage and the world will hold them to their commitments. It will include ongoing diplomacy in Afghanistan and coordination with partners in the region to reopen the airport allowing for continued departure for those who want to leave and delivery of humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.<Source>

Humanitarian aid is Diplospeak for lots of money.

Bottom line…

If you hadn't noticed, this historical departure was announced by General McKenzie -- not by the President of the United States Joe Biden, not by the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, not by the Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and not by the head of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley. They are all busy hiding from this shit-show and certainly do not want to create a media-memorable photo-op as part of their legacy.

The White House, a freak show of bubble-dwelling, invented pronoun-using, alphabet people who do not believe in an exceptional America, is MINIMIZING Islamic terrorism by excusing one group of terrorists, the Taliban, by pointing to another group of terrorists, ISIS-K. How much time will pass before the Taliban excuses its atrocities by claiming that ISIS K fighters have infiltrated the Taliban in Kabul and they are wreaking havoc and making it impossible to govern and to maintain law and order?

Biden sank the damn ship and now he and his leg-humpers and lickspittles want credit for sending out lifeboats while leaving some survivors in the water.

It is absolutely stunning how fast America has declined since President Obama seeded the government with his fellow travelers.

Proof positive that Democrats cannot be trusted with the safety and security of the United States – including border protection.

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



GUN CONTROL: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL: POLITICS OVER MEDICINE?

The purpose of language is to convey meaning in clear, concise, and understandable terms, not to promote a malignant ideology and agenda that has resulted in the deaths and suffering of millions of individuals worldwide. Hence, George Orwell’s prescient warning about the perversion and bastardization of language to drive a political narrative or confuse and conflate meanings so the aggrieved cannot accurately describe their grievance.

Political correctness invades science and medicine…

Cdc-hdrPreferred Terms for Select Population Groups & Communities

Language in communication products should reflect and speak to the needs of people in the audience of focus. The following provides some preferred terms for select population groups; the terms to try to use represent an ongoing shift toward non-stigmatizing language.

Non-U.S.-born Persons / Immigration Status

Instead of this…

  • Illegals
  • Illegal immigrants
  • Illegal aliens
  • Illegal migrants
  • Foreigners
  • The foreign-born

Try this…

  • People with undocumented status
  • Mixed-status households
  • Immigrant, migrant
  • Asylee or asylum seeker
  • Refugee or refugee populations
  • Non-U.S.-born persons/foreign-born persons

Corrections & Detentions

Instead of this…

  • Inmate
  • Prisoner
  • Convict/ex-convict
  • Offender
  • Criminal
  • Parolee
  • Detainee

Try this…

  • People/persons who are incarcerated or detained (often used for shorter jail stays or youth in detention facilities)
  • Partner/child of an incarcerated person
  • Persons in pre-trial or with charge
  • People who were formerly incarcerated
  • Persons on parole or probation
  • Non-US citizens (or immigrants) in immigration detention facilities
  • People in immigration detention facilities

Drug / Substance Use

Instead of this…

  • Drug-users/addicts/drug abusers
  • Alcoholics/abusers
  • Persons taking/prescribed medication assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Persons who relapsed
  • Smokers

Try this…

  • Persons who use drugs/people who inject drugs
  • Persons with substance use disorder
  • Persons with alcohol use disorder
  • Persons in recovery from substance use/alcohol disorder
  • Persons taking/prescribed medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD)
  • Persons who returned to use
  • People who smoke

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Instead of this…

  • Homosexual
  • Using MSM (men who have sex with men) as shorthand for sexual orientation to describe men who self-identify as gay or bisexual, individually or collectively
  • Transgenders/transgendered/transsexual
  • Biologically male/female
  • Genetically male/female
  • Hermaphrodite
  • Gendered pronouns:
    • Her or she
    • He/she
    • His or her
    • His/her
  • Sexual preference, which is used to suggest someone’s sexual identity is a choice and therefore could be changed by choice
  • Gendered, binary language when not necessary

Try this…

  • LGBTQ (or LGBTQIA or LGBTQ+ or LGBTQIA2)
  • Lesbian, gay, or bisexual (when referring to self-identified sexual orientation)
  • Using MSM (men who have sex with men) to mean people who report being male at birth and having had sex with a person who was male at birth, regardless of self-identified sexual orientation
  • Queer
  • Pansexual
  • Asexual
  • Transgender
  • Assigned male/female at birth
  • Designated male/female at birth
  • Gender non-conforming
  • Two-spirit
  • Non-binary
  • Genderqueer
  • Gender diverse
  • People/person with intersex traits
  • Pronouns:
    • Singular they or their
    • He/she/they

Notes:

  • Use LGBTQ community (and not, e.g., gay community) to reflect the diversity of the community unless a specific sub-group is meant to be referenced.
  • Consider using the terms “sexual orientation”, “gender identity”, and “gender expression”.
  • Use gender-neutral language whenever possible (e.g., avoid “stewardess” and consider “flight attendant” instead).
  • Considering using terms that are inclusive of all gender identities (e.g. parents-to-be; expectant parents).
  • Be aware that not every family is the same, and that some children are not being raised by their biological parents. Build flexibility into communications and surveys to allow full participation.

For more political correctness involving the mentally ill, aging individuals and other identity groups, the entire Preferred Terms for Select Population Groups & Communities guide is available on the CDC website.

Why I am pointing this out…

It appears that the CDC’s Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, is attempting to pervert the mission of the CDC and manipulate language to curtail your constitutional rights, especially in circumvention of the Constitution’s Second Amendment.

CNN EXCLUSIVE 'Something has to be done': After decades of near-silence from the CDC, the agency's director is speaking up about gun violence

[OCS: According to the CDC, “Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.” <Source>

Violence is not a medical problem, it is not communicable, and unless it is pathologically induced by a physiological or psychological condition, treatment should be limited to those afflicted, not the broader public of unafflicted individuals.]

'I'm not here about gun control'

[OCS: This is a bald-faced lie.]

In restarting gun violence research, Walensky said she wants the CDC to find common ground with gun owners.

"Let's agree, we don't want people to die. Let's just agree there. What can we do to stop people from dying, and what can we do to stop people from being injured," she said.

[OCS: If this were a sincere statement, I would posit that the CDC would be more concerned with automobiles, knives, clubs, and fists – all of which result in more deaths than firearms. Not to mention drugs, including the various forms of legal and highly-taxed alcohol and tobacco.

And if this were statistically driven, one would demand the disarming of all black men below the age of 35 who live in the inner cities. It is a fact that most white youngsters are killed by automobile accidents, and most black youngsters are killed by other black youngsters.]

Walensky seems careful to avoid the ire of gun rights activists -- she doesn't even like using the word "gun," preferring the term "firearm."

"Generally, the word gun, for those who are worried about research in this area, is followed by the word control, and that's not what I want to do here," she added. "I'm not here about gun control. I'm here about preventing gun violence and gun death."

[OCS: This is language manipulation to drive an ideological narrative and agenda.

If Walensky was serious about preventing gun violence and gun death, one might assume she was interested in the root cause of those deaths – CRIME – and be speaking out against defunding the police and incarcerating violent criminals instead of releasing them back into the community.

Again being mindful of the science, the statistics, and psychological profiles of criminals with high recidivism (relapse) rates.]

She said she doesn't want people to think she is trying to take away their guns.

"This is not a conversation about having them or not having them. This is a conversation about how we can make them being here safe," she said. "The research that we intend to do is going to be squarely about making America safe. Making people safe."

[OCS: Guns are tools, just like power tools. You can use them to kill or maim your victims or defend yourself from evildoers or build useful items.]

She invited gun owners to be part of the solution.

"Come to the table. Join us in the conversation," she said. "I want you to teach me what you have done to make your gun safe, and then I want you to teach everybody else," she added.

[OCS: Let’s see, I try to be a responsible adult American, I am not a criminal, I am not psychotic, or experience fits of anger or spousal abuse. And, I represent the vast majority of gun owners, not the relatively few that commit heinous acts that drive the progressive communist democrat agenda of disarming the law-abiding public.]

"We cannot understand the research of firearm violence, firearm injury, without embracing wholeheartedly, the firearm owning community," she added. "I really do believe that the population of people who wants to own a gun doesn't want people hurt by them. The majority of the population does not want people hurt by them. I want them at the table."

[OCS: Like all the pointy-head academics who sponsor identity-studies programs that start from the premise that white Americans are evil or racist, why would any sane individual legitimize your efforts by sitting down with someone who is a liar?

By the way, since you are an acknowledged HIV/AIDS “expert,” do you still buy into the lie that HIV/AIDS is a major threat to the entire population or is limited mostly to the male gay and drug-using subset of the public.]

The CDC's plan

In April, President Joe Biden said the country was facing "a gun violence public health epidemic," but the CDC hasn't said how it plans to address the epidemic until now.

[OCS: Commonly, “an epidemic is a condition affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time.” Using this definition, one can plainly deduce that there is no national epidemic that demands drastic action but, if anything, is limited to the population of black inner-city residents and, more broadly, criminals and drug dealers.] 

"I swore to the President and to this country that I would protect your health. This is clearly one of those moments, one of those issues that is harming America's health," Walensky said.

[OCS: Neither you nor the President of the United States has the constitutional authority to interfere with Second Amendment protections. Sort of like your disregard for private property rights in declaring an unconstitutional moratorium of rent payments that disproportionately disadvantaged property owners.]

Decades after lobbying pressure and politics all but stopped gun violence research, Walensky's plan is to restart that research and identify effective solutions.

[OCS: This is another bald-faced lie. Most lobbying pressure was to prevent the infringement of the Second Amendment by petty tyrants attempting to disarm a law-abiding public to advance a toxic authoritarian agenda. Most of those conducting research were ignored as their findings did not support the progressive communist democrat narrative.]

For example, the CDC is spending $2,224,482 to fund a surveillance mechanism that tracks, in nearly real time, the number of people coming into emergency rooms with nonfatal gunshot wounds. It collects data on the intent of the injury -- documenting, for example, whether it was self-inflicted, unintentional or related to an assault.

"We don't even know who enters the emergency department, in most places, as a result of firearm injury -- we don't even know it," Walesnky said.

[OCS: The CDC can’t even accurately track deaths related to Covid-19 and distinguish between deaths from COVID-19 and those dying of other causes with COVID-19. Primarily because the government incentivized false reporting to support a political narrative.]

The NRA's next steps

By speaking up, Walenksy risks enraging the NRA.

If the gun lobby again pressures Congress to cut CDC gun research funding, it's unclear if lawmakers will acquiesce as they did in 1997.

[OCS: By all means, we must create an enemy, and the NRA makes a handy target. As a life member (benefactor level), it annoys me that tens of thousands of my fellow shooters and gun enthusiasts are tarred with a brush that should be reserved for criminals and politicians – often one in the same thing.

As for enraging anyone, consider the millions of people who just want you to do your effin’ job and stay out of Democrat politics.]

<Source>

Bottom line…

GUN-CONTROLIt’s a bitch when you can't trust your government to tell the truth, do the right thing, or stay out of your business.

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