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ADAM SCHIFF ENDORSES KAREN BASS

Why am I not surprised that progressive communist democrat, liar, and leaker Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) would endorse another radical progressive communist democrat to further screw up Los Angeles -- which is fast becoming “Little Tijuana.”

Radical progressive communist democrat Karen Bass is running for the Mayor of Los Angeles in 2022 to replace a termed-out Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Adam Schiff, who chairs the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and is behind the various Trump/Russia, Trump/Ukraine, Trump/January 6th hoaxes has endorsed progressive communist democrat Karen Bass as a candidate for the Mayor of Los Angeles.

In his own words, “I think she is one of our most thoughtful, strategic, insightful and collaborative members I have worked with. That’s really what you need in a mayor of Los Angeles.”

Speaking about the Los Angeles homeless, in reality, a wealth redistribution scheme to transfer public money into the pockets of developers, landlords, and poverty pimp special interests, Schiff commented, “I think there are few people that would have the ability to bring together the Biden administration, Congress and leaders from Los Angeles to attack these problems together. I think that she would be a very effective advocate with the Congress for funding to attack these priorities. I think that she would be successful in getting the Biden administration to include in its budget help for communities like Los Angeles that have such a challenge in dealing with the unhoused and the housing insecure. I can’t imagine anyone better positioned to do that.”

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Five Facts Contradict Karen Bass’s Claim That She Is ‘Not a Communist’

1. Early Communist Influences

In a 2008 interview, Bass explained that many of the influencers who “played a huge role” for her in high school were communist. “In Hamilton [High School] for example, a lot of the Jewish parents were activists and some of them were in the Communist Party,” Bass said. “And so I grew up with a lot of red diaper babies. And there were some African American parents who were in the Communist Party. There were teachers who were in the Communist Party. So, white radicals were very influential. And at the same time you have the Panthers and the whole black movement.”

“Red diaper babies” is a slang term used to describe children of members of the Communist Party USA during the Cold War.

2. Eulogy to Her Communist “Friend and Mentor”

On January 30, 2017, Bass took to the floor of the U.S. House to eulogize her “friend and mentor” Oneil Cannon, who was a leading member of the Communist Party USA. In its obituary for Cannon, the communist website People’s World cited his work as the Communist Party USA’s education director in the Southern California District and as a member of the Party’s Southern California and National Central Committees.

3. Leadership/Membership in a Communist Front Group Controlled by Cuba’s Communist Regime

Bass has a decades-long association with the Venceremos Brigade, which is a communist front group founded in 1969 by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and run by the Cuban intelligence service, the General Directorate for Intelligence (DGI).

Cuba’s communist regime used the Venceremos Brigade as a recruitment tool to co-opt American radicals as assets for intelligence gathering and long-term political influencing, according to a 400-page FBI report from 1976 based on information obtained from former DGI officials.

Bass made her first trip to Cuba with the Brigade in 1973 when she was 19. She would make at least eight trips to Cuba during the 1970s (i.e. during a decade in which the Vietnam War was raging, and the Cuban regime was actively assisting and hosting America’s Viet Cong enemies).

An October 1975 article in the communist Daily Worker identified Bass as “the leader of the Venceremos Brigade in southern California.” An undercover surveillance of Bass conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1970s also identified her as a brigade leader who “returned from Cuba to the USA bringing back propaganda literature.”

In 1982, Gerardo Peraza, a former high-ranking Cuban intelligence official who defected to the United States, explained in sworn testimony before the U.S. Senate that Cuban intelligence officers controlled the Venceremos Brigade and selected its participants.

This process was further explained by Dwight D. Crews, an undercover police deputy from New Orleans who testified before a 1972 U.S. House Subcommittee about the vetting process he endured when he applied to join the Venceremos Brigade. “To be a member of the brigade, you had to be confirmed as a Marxist‐Leninist,” he said.

He said getting into the Brigade “required filling out a detailed application, undergoing interviews concerning his political beliefs and three‐and‐a‐half months of twice‐a‐week indoctrination sessions,” the New York Times reported.

This vetting process was especially true for Brigade leaders.

“You don’t get to be the leader of the L.A. Venceremos Brigade unless the Cuban intelligence trusts you,” David Horowitz, the 1960s historian and co-editor of the leading radical magazine of the era Ramparts, told Breitbart News. “They were run by Cuban intelligence, and you don’t get to have a position of authority in an organization like that without them trusting you.”

In a recent statement to Tablet magazine, Bass’s office claimed that she was merely a member of the Brigade, not a leader. That contradicts all the contemporaneous reports of her leadership. It is also beside the point because every member of the Brigade had to undergo a rigorous vetting process to ensure they were “confirmed as a Marxist-Leninist.”

4. Associated with a Clandestine Maoist Organization

Bass has also been linked to a loose organization of radical Marxist-Leninists aligned with the Maoist New Communist Movement. The organization, called Line of March, was part of the Maoist “anti-revisionist” faction of Marxism-Leninism and was founded in Oakland, CA, in 1980 by Irwin Silber. Line of March associates operated their network in a deliberately clandestine manner, believing that this type of activism and party organizing needed to be done in secret without formal names or titles. They called themselves “rectificationists,” as a nod to their Maoist sympathies.

Bass’s name and some of her associates are included in a document from the 1980s listing “Consolidated rectification forces.”

When Tablet magazine asked Bass’s office about this document associating her with the Line of March’s “rectification forces,” her spokesperson did not deny the association or the document’s authenticity. The spokesperson’s response was that Bass had simply “attended events.”

5. Socialist Speaking Engagements and Memorial for Communist Party Leader

In the 1980-90s, Bass spoke regularly to various far-left organizations, including the Democratic Socialists of America. She helped organize a memorial service for South African Communist Party leader (and Stalin admirer) Joe Slovo in 1995. She was also a featured speaker at the 1993 West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference. The conference theme that year was “New Realities, New Identities: Socialism and Empowerment.”

While it is possible that Bass no longer identifies with communism in any way, just three years ago she was eulogizing her “friend and mentor” who was a prominent leader of the Communist Party USA.

Though she now says that Fidel Castro’s murderous legacy is “very troubling” and that she “didn’t have any illusions that the people in Cuba had the same freedoms I did,” she hailed Castro just four years ago as “Commandante en Jefe” and said his death was “a great loss to the people of Cuba.” <Source>

Bottom line…

Karen Bass checks all of the Democrat boxes: Black, Woman, Marxist, Racist, former Chair of the un-American, anti-White, anti-Semitic Congressional Black Caucus.

I cannot think of a worse candidate to manage the managers who oversee Los Angeles’ $36.2 billion budget.

We are so screwed when we elect racist ideologues committed to destroying America from within. 

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


PROGRESSIVE DEFINITION OF COMPETING INTERESTS

To the progressive communist democrats, the competing interests are not the mother's wishes (if that is even the right description) and her unborn child; they are the political power, money, and agenda at play before the United States Supreme Court.

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We are so screwed when confused men who believe they are lesbians capable of giving birth proclaim they are the defenders of our Constitution and our exceptional nation.

Of course, the real competing interests are the woman's right to choose and the life of a viable child.


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


GEORGIA ON MY MIND

I thought you said you were already the “legitimate” Governor of Georgia…

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Praying for Georgia.


“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DOBBS: IT'S NOT ABOUT ABORTION!

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As the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to determine the constitutionality of Mississippi’s ban on abortions after fifteen weeks of pregnancy, let us acknowledge that the ramifications of any eventual ruling will have a far-reaching effect on the future of our U.S. Constitution.

The case…

In 2018, Jackson Women’s Health Organization challenged the constitutionality of Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, which prohibits nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with limited exceptions for fetal abnormalities and medical emergencies.  Both the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the law was unconstitutional under the Supreme Court’s precedents in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, both of which recognized the constitutional right to pre-viability abortion.

Mississippi then filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court, urging the Court to sustain its law.  In 2021, the Court agreed to hear the case, and on June 22, 2021, Mississippi filed its merits brief urging the Court to overrule Roe and Casey.  On September 20, 2021, CAC filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

What the Supreme Court must decide has only a tangential connection with women's rights and the "so-called" right to an abortion. It is about the Supreme Court's fidelity to the United States Constitution, which is the framework for our unique and exceptional government.

The issue is simple as 1-2-3...

(1).  The United States Constitution is crystal clear. 

Under the Tenth Amendment (Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791.) which is the last Amendment in the Bill of Rights... "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

(2).  Nowhere in the United States Constitution is the subject of abortion OR THE MEDICAL TREATMENT OF CITIZENS mentioned or contemplated. 

(3). Therefore, the subject of abortion is a matter that either belongs to the states or to the people.

Most objections concerning abortion are associated with religious activity, including the absence of religion (atheism) and the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Again, the U.S. Constitution makes it crystal clear that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." Hence, the law must take note of and respect religious exemptions, and accommodations for those constitutional activities occurring within the individual states

As for those who suggest that stare decisis (acting according to precedent) should be respected, I can argue that several Supreme Court decisions were bad decisions and were prima facie unconstitutional.

  • Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that racial segregation laws did not violate the U.S. Constitution as long as the facilities for each race were equal in quality, a doctrine that came to be known as "separate but equal."
  • Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944), was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold the exclusion of Japanese Americans from the West Coast Military Area during World War II.

Liberal comments during oral arguments made to influence Chief Justice John Roberts and which have nothing to do with the U.S. Constitution…

Consider uber-liberal Associate Justice Stephen Breyer’s comment…

“It is particularly important to show what we do in overturning a case is grounded in principle and not social pressure, not political pressure,” Breyer said, citing Casey. “To overrule under fire in the absence of the most compelling reason, to reexamine a watershed decision, would subvert the Court’s legitimacy beyond any serious question.”

Huh? Again with the tortured and convoluted language. It appears that Breyer is advocating that the Court keep the unconstitutional precedents of Roe and Casey because to overturn them would look like the Court is bowing to political pressure and would severely damage the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. This is pure political bullpucky – you don’t continue bad laws based on how the media might spin the narrative.

Consider the comment of the most-left member of the Court, Associate Justice Sonia “the wise Latina” Sotomayor…

“Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?”

Under Justice Roberts, that is what most people already believe as the evidence points to that very conclusion.

And, consider the echo of the liberal Associate Justice Elena Kagan…

Kagan said it was important to “prevent people from thinking that this Court is a political institution that will go back and forth depending on what part of the public yells loudest and preventing people from thinking that the Court will go back and forth depending on changes to the Court's membership.”

Do you see the pattern? The liberals are not arguing the law, but how the Court’s actions might appear to the liberals and their propagandists in the mainstream media.

I believe these comments were targeted at Chief Justice John Roberts who appears afraid to do anything that might cast a shadow on the “Robert’s Court” – which has already been compromised by his wishy-washy positions that were definitely not the result of reasoned Constitutional textualism.

Roberts appears to be attempting to craft a consensus opinion to avoid controversy rather than applying textualism to the matter at hand.

The complication of competing rights…

Assuming that the matter is no longer a federal issue, the next legal challenge is to balance the rights of an unborn child against the rights of the mother--  requiring the consideration of the inalienable, constitutional, and civil rights of an unborn child: when they are established, do they require a court appointment of an advocate, and how those rights are to be weighed against other interests, primarily those of the mother.

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh put it succinctly,  “You can’t accommodate both interests. You have to pick. That’s the fundamental problem. And one interest has to prevail over the other at any given point in time. And that’s why this is so challenging.”

Bottom line…

To continue the sham of Roe v. Wade, Casey, Obamacare, and other cases which tortured the language of the Constitution to create non-existent rights out of whole cloth, is to weaken our Constitution, and by extension, our exceptional nation.

If the federal government is allowed to go beyond the U.S. Constitution to define new rights, it certainly has the implied power to limit, modify, or nullify such rights -- including the inalienable rights arising from "Natural Law."

In the final analysis, any federal abortion law or mandatory medical treatment, especially those that can have life-altering consequences or result in death -- the ultimate denial of your civil rights is, per se, unconstitutional.

Moral, medical decisions are between you and your God, with informed consent proffered in consultation with a competent medical professional or trusted advisor.

We are so screwed when the Supreme Court fails to uphold its sworn duty to protect, defend, and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

And isn't it amazing how the left embraces body sovereignty with respect to abortions, but not for forced mandated vaccinations of unknown efficacy?

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


COMMUNISTS ARE ACTIVE IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES

While the pushback against Kyle Rittenhouse’s enrollment at Arizona State University is un-American, just looking at who is opposing Rittenhouse should serve as a warning about the clear and present danger of the progressive communist democrats active in American universities.

'Death 2 America': Far-Left ASU Students Have Public Tantrum Over Rittenhouse Verdict

Far-left students at Arizona State University protested the idea of Kyle Rittenhouse attending online courses on Wednesday even though he is no longer enrolled in the non-degree-seeking program. The protest was organized by a coalition of student groups that comprised of the Arizona State University Students for Socialism, Students for Justice in Palestine, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and MECHA de ASU.

Speakers at the protest said the only reason why Rittenhouse was found not guilty of murder is due to the fact he is white. The claim ignores the fact each time Rittenhouse shot someone, it was because the aggressors, who were white, were actively attacking him during the Kenosha riots. <Source>

This is a lie… Those who were killed were white.

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t-2Bottom line…

Free speech, academic freedom, and the respect for the freedom to hear and discuss all opinions are all DEAD at leftist universities where the administrators and the professors are afraid of the media-backed students.

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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


IS TWITTER THE POLITICAL MEME KILLER TO AVOID DEMOCRAT EMBARRASSMENT IN 2022 CAMPAIGN CYCLE?

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How progressive is Agrawal?

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Twitter just admitted that they are no longer a Section 230 protected “platform” for third-party content over which they have no control but are a “publisher” that exerts significant control over third-party content that appears on their platform.

47 U.S. Code § 230 - Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material

(c)  Protection for “Good Samaritan” blocking and screening of offensive material

(1)  Treatment of publisher or speaker

No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.

(2)  Civil liability

No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of—

(A) any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected; or

(B) any action taken to enable or make available to information content providers or others the technical means to restrict access to material described in paragraph (1).

From Twitter’s new Privacy Policy…

Sharing private media 

[OCS: Exactly what is private media? And, what is private media in the context of investigative journalism?]

When we are notified by individuals depicted, or by an authorized representative, that they did not consent to having their private image or video shared, we will remove it. This policy is not applicable to media featuring public figures or individuals when media and accompanying Tweet text are shared in the public interest or add value to public discourse.

[OCS: Determining the public interest of content and whether or not it adds value to the public discourse is a “publishing” decision. Especially when it is based on non-objective (subjective) criteria such as political affiliation or the official government position which is often propaganda to support the administration in power.]

However, if the purpose of the dissemination of private images of public figures or individuals who are part of public conversations is to harass, intimidate, or use fear to silence them, we may remove the content in line with our policy against abusive behavior. Similarly, private nude images of public individuals will continue to be actioned under our non-consensual nudity policy.

[OCS: One could make the case that the disclosure of ANY factual information can be construed as embarrassing, harassing or intimidating behavior. Especially if that information is speculative or part of a hypothetical scenario.] 

Expanding our private information policy to include media

As part of our ongoing efforts to build tools with privacy and security at the core, we’re updating our existing private information policy and expanding its scope to include “private media.” Under our existing policy, publishing other people's private information, such as phone numbers, addresses, and IDs, is already not allowed on Twitter. This includes threatening to expose private information or incentivizing others to do so.

[OCS: Private information is a subjective classification which can be expanded to fit almost any circumstance. Where are the definitions?]

There are growing concerns about the misuse of media and information that is not available elsewhere online as a tool to harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of individuals. Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm. The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities. When we receive a report that a Tweet contains unauthorized private media, we will now take action in line with our range of enforcement options. <Source: Twitter>

[OCS: Why is Twitter not being inclusive of all individuals and suggesting that information can have a disproportionate on women, minorities, activists, etc. when it can have a disproportionate effect on anyone?  Virtue signaling?]

Bottom line…

The revolution will not be reported.

One only needs to consider the issue of Hunter Biden’s laptop, Project Veritas’s revelations, and Andy Ngo’s exposure of Black Lives Matter and Antifa to see what Twitter is contemplating – censoring content or canceling individuals whose content runs counter to Twitter’s corporate masters.

The suppression of the Biden laptop information from a credible journalist source, The New York Post, was deliberate interference with a presidential election and post-election polling indicated it would have possibly altered the outcome. For footage like that taken by Andy Ngo of BLM rioters, this footage would likely be suppressed due to the presence of “private” individuals who did not provide consent.

Time to tell  Twitter to stick it! Consider dropping Twitter in favor of happening sites like Gettr, Parler, and Mewe.

REVOKE SECTION 230 PROTECTIONS FROM ANY PLATFORM THAT ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL FREE SPEECH OTHER THAN LEGALLY ACTIONABLE IMMINENT THREATS AND CALLS FOR VIOLENCE.

We are so screwed when community communications are interrupted by corporatized media platforms.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DR. OZ: PROGRESSIVE GRIFTER TO RUN AS A REPUBLICAN?

Capitalizing on his name recognition, millions of followers, and friendship with Oprah, celebrity physician and TV show host Dr. Mehmet Oz has announced his candidacy as a Republican in a run for the U.S. Senate representing Pennsylvania.

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The Federal Trade Commission has sued a Florida-based operation that capitalized on the green coffee diet fad by using bogus weight loss claims and fake news websites to market the dietary supplement Pure Green Coffee. Popularized on the syndicated talk show The Dr. Oz Show, green coffee bean extract was touted as a potent weight loss treatment that supposedly burns fat.

The FTC alleged that weeks after green coffee was first promoted on The Dr. Oz Show, the defendants behind Pure Green Coffee – Nicholas Congleton, Paul Pascual, Bryan Walsh, and the companies they control – began selling their Pure Green Coffee extract, charging about $50 for a one-month supply. They marketed the dietary supplement through ads on their own sales websites. The sites featured footage from The Dr. Oz Show, supposed consumer endorsements, and purported clinical proof that dieters could lose weight rapidly without changing their diet or exercise regimens. The defendants also ran paid banner and text ads that appeared on search engines and <Source>

Another Dr. Fauci?

From Salon Magazine

Physicians urge Columbia to drop its "unacceptable" affiliation with pseudoscience promoter Dr. Oz

Oz, the doctors say, is guilty of "outrageous conflicts of interest," "flawed judgements," or both

In a letter addressed to Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, ten physicians, surgeons and professors accuse Oz of being "guilty of either outrageous conflicts of interest or flawed judgements about what constitutes appropriate medical treatments, or both." They refer to articles calling Oz out for his misleading, fear-mongering reports about arsenic in apple juice and genetically modified foods -- the doctor, they write, "has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine, as well as baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops."

"Worst of all," the letter continues, "he has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain."

From the British Medical Journal

Televised medical talk shows—what they recommend and the evidence to support their recommendations: a prospective observational study

Investigators randomly selected 40 episodes of each of The Dr Oz Show and The Doctors from early 2013 and identified and evaluated all recommendations made on each program. A group of experienced evidence reviewers independently searched for, and evaluated as a team, evidence to support 80 randomly selected recommendations from each show.

For recommendations in The Dr Oz Show, evidence supported 46%, contradicted 15%, and was not found for 39%. Believable or somewhat believable evidence supported 33% of the recommendations on The Dr Oz Show. On average, The Dr Oz Show had 12 recommendations per episode. The most common recommendation category on The Dr Oz Show was dietary advice (39%). The magnitude of benefit was described for 17% of the recommendations on The Dr Oz Show.

Conclusions Recommendations made on medical talk shows often lack adequate information on specific benefits or the magnitude of the effects of these benefits. Approximately half of the recommendations have either no evidence or are contradicted by the best available evidence. Potential conflicts of interest are rarely addressed. The public should be skeptical about recommendations made on medical talk shows.

The kiss of death?

It appears Dr. Oz is confirming that he is a clueless schmuck and an aisle-hopping RINO (Republican In Name Only).

Should he choose to enter the electoral fray, Dr. Oz already has two icons whose political path he said he would like to follow: California bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom he calls a “wonderful” guy and a “good chess player too” (and whose picture sits proudly in Dr. Oz’s office alongside a bottle of wine the Governator gave him for moderating his health summit in July 2006); and Teddy Roosevelt, the original boot-strapping individualist.

“Teddy Roosevelt to me was the ideal Republican,” he said. “He was someone who felt strongly about the need for individuals to make the place work better without having someone tell them how to do it. But they had an obligation to do that as well. It wasn’t a favor for the country; it was an obligation as Americans. <Source>

Californians will long remember Schwarzenegger, the corrupt, ineffective, wannabe Kennedy, and faux environmentalist, who gave us record-high taxes, schtupped the maid, painted out California’s First Lady on the official portrait, commuted between Sacramento and Santa Monica almost daily on a private jet, and commuted the sentence of the murderous son of a high-ranking Democrat as a political favor as he walked out the door. A master of fundraising, dark money, and slush funds.

History reveals that Teddy Roosevelt was an aggressive progressive, seeking to bring “radical transformation” to the nation. He may have been the last progressive president who also exhibited a modicum of commonsense.

Bottom line…

Pennsylvania and the country do not need another corrupt egomaniacal celebrity aisle-hopper who will advance the progressive communist democrat agenda with the support of his uber-liberal Hollywood pals. He may be a good cardiac surgeon, but the country does not need a surgeon; it needs a patriot.

We are so screwed when celebrities bollix-up politics.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


MODERN GOP MONETARY POLICY

With the national debt approaching $29,000,000,000,000 ($29 trillion), it is time to revisit raising or suspending the debt limit.

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Once again, on December 15, 2021, the artificial deadline for raising the debt limit is fast approaching. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are being whipped into a frenzy because the House and Senate appear to be in play during the 2022 mid-term election cycle and a power shift is both likely and imminent. If history guides GOP monetary policy, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will cave – after feigning a fight in the democrat-controlled media.

The only real question is, can the GOP sacrifice enough retiring or safe-district GOP members – especially those who are already hated RINO (Republican In Name Only) aisle-hoppers – to allow a Democrat victory?

Why raise the debt limit?

(1)  All current spending has already been covered, and raising the debt limit only enables future spending.

(2)  Most budgetary increases are formulaic and unnecessary.

(3)  There is enough pork, waste, fraud, and abuse to provide additional funds for emergency purposes. Witness the fraud in the unemployment system.

Preventable foreign-fraud schemes netted $175 billion, much of it going to governments

As the coronavirus pandemic raged, Uncle Sam was doing more than putting money in unemployed Americans’ pockets — the federal government was also shipping tens of billions of dollars overseas to fraudsters working with the country’s most prominent adversaries, such as China and Russia.

Haywood Talcove, CEO for LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ government division, says 40% of the more than $700 billion spent on unemployment went to fraudsters.

Most of that ill-gotten money — $175 billion of it — went to overseas actors. And most of that, perhaps $140 billion, went to organizations that are state-sponsored. <Source>

(4)  Time is running out for a Democrat House majority, and the progressive communist democrats need an increase in the debt limit to move their toxic communist agenda to destroy our nation forward.

(5)  While individual Republicans want more district-level pork-barrel spending to enhance their re-election campaigns for 2022, it is unnecessary given the current and growing dissatisfaction level with the progressive communist democrats.

Bottom line…

We are screwed if we do not hold the GOP responsible, collectively and individually, for its actions.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE SALVATION ARMY BELIEVES YOU ARE A RACIST WHETHER YOU REALIZE IT OR NOT

Donating cash and merchandise was a Christmas tradition until the Salvation Army broke the faith and peddled Critical Race Theory, which proclaims I am a racist, conditioned by systemic racism and acting out of ignorance…

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Despite their forced apology, or should I say non-apology, there is no way I can consider the organization to be anything less than a moral cesspool tainted by un-American Marxist claptrap, which seeks to divide rather than unite.

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WHAT IS RACISM?

DEFINITION
The prejudiced treatment, stereotyping or discrimination of POC on the basis of race. Racism also refers to the system of social advantage and disadvantage or privilege and oppression that is based on race.8 Racism is a marriage of racist policies and racist ideas that produces and normalizes racial inequities.

[OCS: This is textbook Marxist rhetoric. You notice that they fail to note that racism is the outcome of identity or class politics where superficial characteristics are exploited to gain political power. And, inherent in the definition, we find one-way racism, that of white people discriminating against people of color (POC) as if virulent POC racism and animosity toward whites doesn’t exist.]

WHAT DO WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE?

The desire is that Salvationists achieve the following:

  • Understand and acknowledge the definitions of race and racism and how the social construct of race has affected society.
  • Hear first-hand testimonies of racist treatment and come to appreciate the ways that racism has impacted fellow Salvationists.
  • Understand God’s design for a diverse and unified humanity.
  • Move from the flawed human idea of race and culture into God’s design and purpose for us to live as a unified, diverse and equitable people.
  • Lament, repent and apologize for biases or racist ideologies held and actions committed.
  • Develop action steps for continued personal and corporate growth towards a posture of humility and anti-racism.
  • Experience God’s presence

This document is filled with the type of un-American Marxist rhetoric found in books written by progressive communist democrat race-hustlers like Ibram X. Kendi and Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose screeds appear in the recommended reading. If you wish to read “Let’s Talk About Racism,” it can be found here.

Salvation Army pushes back on criticism against guide urging white people to ‘apologize’ for racism

On Thursday, The Salvation Army back-peddled on a recently issued internal guide that urged staff members to “stop denying the existence of individual and systemic/institutional racism” after receiving heavy criticism for the material that pushed ideas congruent with critical race theory.

The organization known for its bell ringers collecting donations in red kettles outside of storefronts during the Christmas season issued a statement to combat what they called “false claims” about the organization’s beliefs and defended their “Let’s Talk About Racism” guide by asserting that they had “done their best to provide accurate information.” In the same breath, they withdrew the guide for “appropriate review.” <Source>

[OCS: It can get any worse than using racism to divide America for the purpose of gaining and maintaining political power.]

Bottom line…

I, and my ancestors, have never owned slaves, and I refuse to apologize for accepting real-world reality and attempting to live a legal and moral life. I owe nothing to nobody as they owe nothing to me. I do not regard people of color as individuals that need special privileges, nor do I attempt to infantilize them in n effort to control their susceptibility to life’s risks faced by all humans.  

Human nature abhors a vacuum and will always allow for a disparity between the strong and the weak, smart and the less smart, wealthy and the poor, the leaders and the followers, the producers and the consumers, ad infinitum. To deny this is to live in the land of self-licking lollipops and unicorns with rainbow farts.

How stupid is the leadership of the Salvation Army if they can’t see the Marxist promotion of division and their hatred of religion – especially Christianity?

If you support critical race theory, you support racism, communism, genocide, and atheism over faith, morality, and decency. 

I will no longer donate money or merchandise to the Salvation Army.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE HIDDEN ATTACK VECTOR AGAINST THE UNITED STATES

There is no doubt in my mind that we are under attack by the progressive communist democrats who represent our enemies, both foreign and domestic. A great number of useful idiots are acting at the direction of communist-infiltrated unions, both public and private, with the teachers’ unions being the most virulent of the attack vectors.

Mathematics as a weapon…

There is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that mathematics is the language of science, technology, engineering, medicine, and without mathematics, all forward progress in these fields is not only halted but circumvented and regressed.

So why am I not surprised that the teachers’ unions are attempting to radicalize and racialize mathematics. Claiming that social justice and equity demand reducing mathematics to the lowest common denominator and eliminating special programs for the best and brightest children?

The idea that not giving everybody an equal chance to learn mathematics at the highest levels is racist in and of itself. Not everybody has an equal ability to learn mathematical principles any more than they have the natural athletic talent to play sports at an elite level. Short people are unlikely to compete in basketball, slight people in football, and those with poor hand/eye coordinating in almost every sport. Reality trumps racism.

The idea that numbers are racist appears to come from flawed reasoning: numbers are symbols, some symbols are racist; therefore, some numbers must be racist. Ignoring, of course, that symbology is an artificial construct that can be construed in the context of those who seek to define it. Therefore, people with neutral intent see symbols useful for mathematical operation; others, racists, see symbols as racist and signs of oppression. In reality, they are neutral symbols. Want to eliminate the racial connotations? Eliminate the racists!

The color of idiocy…

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“There’s a huge problem with math instruction right now. The way things are set up, it’s not giving everybody a chance to learn math at the highest levels.” -- Rebecca Pariso, math teacher at Hueneme Elementary School District <Source>

There is no such thing as equality in life. Human nature abhors a vacuum and will always allow for a disparity between the strong and the weak, smart and the less smart, wealthy and the poor, the leaders and the followers, the producers and the consumers, ad infinitum. Rebecca Pariso appears to live in a fantasy world. The objective, not subjective, truth is, not everybody has the ability or opportunity to learn math at the highest levels. 

The most important factors in mathematical education are:

  • Natural ability – some people do not have the cognitive ability to understand, appreciate, or utilize advanced mathematical principles outside of an immediate employment requirement. That is, you find numerous examples of individuals using advanced mathematics in their daily work but applying guidelines and formulations by rote rather than possessing a deeper understanding of the principles at play.
  • Motivation – For those lacking some degree of natural ability, motivation to learn and excel is a mandatory given. For those individuals whose parents, culture, or peers do not value education or achievement beyond a particular norm they are less likely to succeed in learning mathematics beyond simple arithmetic. There is also something to be said about belief – if you lack belief in your ability to learn or apply mathematics, it is often a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Communications – Those who cannot effectively communicate in a common language (be it English or their native language) with an instructor are likely to fail.
  • Attendance – Mathematics is a progressive science where knowledge is built upon sequential building blocks. Not being present for a single block can destroy the understanding of all that follows.
  • Instructor – An unbiased instructor with teaching ability and subject-matter knowledge is critical to the learning process.
  • Consistent rules – Everybody should engage on a level playing field; else, they do not belong there. Remedial education might allow one to gain entry, but there is no guarantee of success.

Bottom line…

MATH-TRUTH

The use of critical race theory as a guideline to the formation of teaching principles in mathematics is not only un-American, counter-productive, but it is downright traitorous as it weakens America’s ability to maintain her national security and economic prosperity at the expense of individual citizens. And I might add, legal citizens and residents.

Here in California, especially in San Francisco, where the elite are isolated from the consequences of their actions, there is a certain unreality about politics and the real world. Failures are feted as a learning experience.  And fraud is acceptable if you have up-streamed a portion to the powers that be as a license to offend or simply as tribute.

The fact that most students have issues with cursive script, telling time with an analog watch, computing without a calculator, research using books, or writing without cut and paste – and spell check, says more about today’s teachers’ unions, teachers, and administrators than it does about racializing mathematics.

IT IS ALL A DISTRACTION FROM THE WEAPONS BEING USED TO DESTROY AMERICANS FROM WITHIN.

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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS