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CRISIS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Elrod

Before you rush to second guess the stressful and unfolding events in the Robb Elementary School shooting or make snap judgments…

We have just learned that it appears to be the Chief of Police, Pedro "Pete" Arredondo, of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District School Police that made the fateful decision to wait for backup before taking decisive action in the Robb Elementary School active shooter situation.

In hindsight, it appears to be a mistaken assumption and a wrong decision that may have cost the lives of nineteen school children and two teachers. Whether or not there were training failures or other issues is up to a Board of Inquiry.

“The on-site commander, the chief of the school district’s police department in Uvalde, Texas, believed at the time that [the shooter] was barricaded inside and that children were no longer at immediate risk, giving police time to prepare.”

Since the Parkland shooting, the rule for active shooters has been to engage immediately -- whether it is one, two, ten, or more officers present. You keep pressing forward -- even at the expense of any wounded you may encounter -- until the assailant has been neutralized.

My only observation at this time would be to ask why a school police chief would remain as the incident commander with the arrival of municipal officers with command experience. And why the public is not turning their backs on those that would inject politics to exploit this tragedy -- or the media with its 24/7 repetition of events using talking head "experts."

It is unlikely that any individual will legally be held responsible for their actions on this fateful day. The overwhelming life-altering burden of conscience will far exceed any potential punishment imposed by a court or the public. Conviction in the court of public opinion is another matter altogether.

However, there is much to be learned. From some reports, federal marshals may have been present and attempting to subdue a crowd of parents and others calling for immediate police action. This is both unconscionable and unacceptable.

The one thing that stands out above all is that the authorities, through their various spokespeople, were perhaps the greatest source of politically-manipulated misinformation -- much of it looking like a cover-up of readily observable facts. Non-stop nonsense. These are the same officials bemoaning disinformation and their lack of credibility on social media platforms. 

But this brings to light an equally serious issue, one affecting the entire nation.

Where is the Congressional equivalent of a Board of Inquiry to hold various elected officials and government employees accountable for decisions that have resulted in hundreds of deaths, the destruction of both public and private property, and the depletion of critical healthcare, educational, and social safety net assets? Where the deadly consequential actions were and are deliberate and purposeful with the goal of destroying our nation from within on behalf of a foreign ideology or hostile foreign actor.

Since the Obama era, the United States has experienced an age of rapid metamorphosis, where healthcare and energy policies have profoundly altered the nation's economy, national security, environment, and culture. 

To say there needs to be a discussion of capitalism versus communism and a day of reckoning is an understatement.

Until we decide to hold those elites and others responsible for their actions, 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



WHAT THE REST OF THE WORLD SEES WHEN THEY LOOK AT AMERICA

Nayib Bukele, the 43rd president of El Salvador, serving since June 1, 2019, and the first president since Duarte not to have been elected by one of the country's two major political parties: the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front and the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance. And he sees the United States being destroyed from within.

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The rest look at Biden and can figure out the game.

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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

“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



WHAT IS WRONG WITH TODAY'S LAW ENFORCEMENT?

I can understand the adrenaline rush of a stressful situation, the dangers of a blind entry with an active shooter, and the trepidation of shooting a child or setting up an accidental crossfire. I do not understand the timeline surrounding the horrific Robb Elementary School shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead.

From media reports, it appears that there may have been a significant delay in the police response to the incident – possibly reminiscent of the police inaction at the horrific February 14, 2018, shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead and another 17 individuals injured,

Uvalde Shooter Fired Outside School for 12 Minutes Before Entering

Local residents express anger and frustration as police detail new timeline of mass shooting

Local residents voiced anger Thursday about the time it took to end the mass shooting at an elementary school here, as police laid out a fresh timeline that showed the gunman entered the building unobstructed after lingering outside for 12 minutes firing shots.

Victor Escalon, a regional director for the Texas Department of Public Safety, gave a new timeline of how the now-deceased gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, walked into Robb Elementary School, barricaded himself in a classroom and killed 19 children and two teachers.

Mr. Escalon said he couldn’t say why no one stopped Ramos from entering the school during that time Tuesday. Most of the shots Ramos fired came during the first several minutes after he entered the school, Mr. Escalon said.

Ramos shot his grandmother Tuesday morning and drove her truck to Robb Elementary School, crashing the vehicle into a nearby ditch at 11:28 a.m., according to the timeline laid out by Mr. Escalon. He then began shooting at people at a funeral home across the street, prompting a 911 call reporting a gunman at the school at 11:30. Ramos climbed a chain-link fence about 8 feet high onto school grounds and began firing before walking inside, unimpeded, at 11:40. The first police arrived on the scene at 11:44 and exchanged gunfire with Ramos, who locked himself in a fourth-grade classroom. There, he killed the students and teachers.

A Border Patrol tactical team went into the school an hour later, around 12:40 p.m., and was able to get into the classroom and kill Ramos, Mr. Escalon said.<Source>

Ramos barricaded himself in one classroom, where officials said he shot and killed the 19 children and two teachers. A law enforcement official told the Associated Press that the Border Patrol agents had difficulty breaching the door to the classroom and were only able to enter when a staff member opened the door with a key.

Until things calm down, I will not comment on the present situation other than to say parents and community members are highly critical of law enforcement authorities.

What we learned from the Parkland shooting…

(1)  Recommendations on hardening schools as targets of shooters do not appear to have widespread acceptance throughout the nation.

(2)  No legislation or law will stop criminals, crazies, and terrorists from perpetrating their heinous acts. 

(3)  Most citizens are laboring under the false assumption that law enforcement officers have a duty to protect citizens.

In the aftermath of the horrific February 14, 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida which left 17 people dead and another 17 individuals injured, a group of 15 students filed a civil rights action alleging that local government officials were at fault for failing to provide protection to students. 

The existing law

It appears that the Supreme Court has made it clear that law enforcement agencies are not required to provide protection to citizens who are not in their custody.

One allegation…

Defendant JAN JORDAN (“Jordan”) was at all pertinent times a Broward County Captain and was commander of the shooting scene. She refused to allow emergency personnel to enter the school, even into the safe areas, to save lives. She was tasked with the job to protect the children at the school; her arbitrary and conscience-shocking actions and inactions directly and predictably caused children to die, get injured, and get traumatized. (“Case No. 18-cv-61577-BLOO”)

Dismissal…

The ruling of U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom, sitting on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, dismissed the lawsuit in a ruling that noted that the “two agencies had no constitutional duty to protect students who were not in custody.”

The Judge found that the students were not in a custodial relationship with the officials. “The district court dismissed this claim with prejudice because it was an impermissible shotgun pleading and, in the alternative, because it failed to state a claim and leave to amend it would be futile” [L.S. v. Peterson, 420 F. Supp. 3d 1307, (S.D. Fla. 2019) (“Case No. 18-cv-61577-BLOO”)]

Judge Bloom’s dismissal ruling was affirmed on Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (No. 19-14414; D.C. Docket No. 0:18-cv-61577-BB; 12/11/2020)

(4)  That does not stop aggrieved citizens from creating a media-driven campaign to demand the resignation or firing of those in leadership positions.  

Let us remember the victims as the situation plays out…

Elrod

Bottom line…

The response to the school shooting is not more useless legislation. The correct response is to harden schools and other places and create a mechanism for dealing with troubled “red flag” children.

Likewise, those attacking law-abiding gun owners or the Constitution’s Second Amendment should be shunned as ideologues seeking political power.

Those attacking the NRA should meet their neighbors, of all colors, creeds, sexual orientations, etc., at a chapter meeting where everyone, especially guests, is welcome.

NRA-BENEFACTOR-1We 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



WHAT WOULD MOTIVATE STATE FARM INSURANCE TO SEXUALIZE YOUNG CHILDREN?

Before considering that State Farm insurance quote, ask yourself what would motivate any national corporation to virtue signal by attempting to sexualize young children.

It doesn't end there...

Biden Admin Wants Kids to Starve if Schools Don't Let Boys Use Girls Showers and Bathrooms

The National School Lunch Program feeds approximately 30 million kids nationwide daily. But now, getting access to federal funds for the program will come with a huge catch: K-12 schools will have to allow boys into girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms if they want to continue receiving funds for the school lunch program.

The Biden administration announced earlier this month it was reinterpreting “the prohibition on discrimination based on sex found in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program (7 USC § 2011 et seq.), to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”

“Under this new demand, establishments that accept any federal food funding, including food stamps, must also allow males who claim to be female to access female private spaces, such as showers, bathrooms, and sleeping areas,” explains Joy Pullman at The Federalist. “Such organizations must also follow protocols such as requiring staff to use inaccurate pronouns to describe transgender people and allowing male staff to dress as women while on the job.” <Source>

Bottom line…

Protect our children from un-American progressive communist democrat ideology.

Remember this when you vote.

We are so screwed and it’s up to you to help fix our problems.

VOTE_REPUBLICAN

-- 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 POLITICIZATION OF TRAGEDY HAS BEGUN

From yesterday’s blog, THIS HORRIFIC SCHOOL SHOOTING WAS THE FAULT OF AN INDIVIDUAL, NOT THE LAW-ABIDING COMMUNITY OF RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERS

(5)  Do not say the shooter’s name and shun the repetitive media – and politicians seeking to get facetime before the cameras and microphones. Especially those briefings where members of every agency involved speak and say nothing.

From today’s news…

‘Second Amendment Is Not Absolute’: Biden Demands More Gun Control

President Joe Biden called for stricter gun control legislation during his Wednesday address, claiming the Second Amendment allows for limitations on firearm ownership.

[OCS: The Constitution’s Second Amendment is absolute… “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”]

The president made the remarks alongside Vice President Kamala Harris in the aftermath of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 children and 2 teachers. He announced his future visit to Texas alongside First Lady Jill Biden.

“As a nation, we must all be there for them. Everyone. And we must ask when in God’s name will we do what needs to be done to if not completely stop, fundamentally change the amount of the carnage that goes on in this country,” Biden said. “I’m sick and tired. I’m just sick and tired of what’s going on and continues to go on.”

He touted his push to pass “common sense gun reforms” while serving as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and as vice president, urging for these gun control laws to pass in order to have “a significant impact” on the number of tragedies occurring throughout the country. <Source>

[OCS: I am not sure what they mean by “common sense gun reform.” Nothing prevents criminals, crazies, and terrorists using whatever weapons are at hand to carry out their heinous acts. Those individuals do not respect nor abide by any laws and do not fear the consequences of their actions. In Britain, where guns are mostly outlawed, we see mass stabbings. Or, as we have recently seen, a person using a car to plow through a crowd or hit children.]

O’Rourke interrupts Texas school shooting news conference, confronts Gov. Abbott

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Robert (Beto) O’Rourke on Wednesday interrupted a news conference in Uvalde, Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott was providing an update on the Robb Elementary School shooting that killed 21 people.

O’Rourke entered the press conference, approached the stage where Abbott and others were giving updates, and started yelling at Abbott, blaming him and Republican legislators for the actions of the 18-year-old shooter who killed 19 children and two teachers on Tuesday.

"This is on you," O’Rourke said. "This was totally predictable."

O’Rourke was quickly surrounded by media as he shouted at Abbott above those shouting at him to sit down or get out. Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin got up and yelled back, telling him to get out and called him “a sick son of a b**** that would come to a deal like this.”

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also told O’Rourke to leave, saying, "Excuse me, you're out of line and an embarrassment."

Abbott kept his cool and didn’t engage.

CBS News reported that O’Rourke was waiting in the area before the news event started and seat holders were in place. There was “a plan to get in there to make a scene,” CBS News reporter Tony Dokoupil said while speaking to CBS News correspondent Janet Shamlian, who was on the scene. She said it was “clearly staged that Beto O’Rourke wanted to confront the governor” during live coverage. <Source>

[OCS: A shameless publicity stunt.]

From liar, leaker, perjurer Adam Schiff…

I’m so tired, Stephen. I know you are too.

Tired of the moments of silence.

Tired of the BS about “thoughts and prayers” after each mass shooting from legislators who won’t do anything about it.

Just tired. And I know millions upon millions of other Americans are tired too. Just like you.

It shouldn’t be this way. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Republicans cower behind their fake talking points about being “pro-life,” but stand in the way of stopping this carnage.

Enough. Enough.

The shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas is a tragedy we have seen over and over and over again. Gunshots ring like echoes down long hallways, from one side of the country to another.

Shameful doesn’t begin to cover it. Spineless doesn’t begin to cover it.

Republican cowards will complain that enough time hasn’t passed since the massacre of children in Uvalde.

But the Sandy Hook kids started high school this year.

The Columbine kids are raising their own families today.

And the NRA convention in Houston starts on Friday.

We’ve had enough time. It’s time to act.

And be ready to take on hell or high water to protect our kids,

— Adam

And there should be a special place in hell for Rob "Meathead" Reiner...

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Hey Rob, you piece of shit, what about the thousands of kids who have been shot or killed in Democrat-run Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Oakland, Cleveland, Baltimore, and elsewhere over the years?

Bottom line…

Millions of responsible, law-abiding gun owners and I are not collectively responsible for these human tragedies are do not deserve to have our inalienable right to self-defense removed by these cowardly politicians who order the police to “stand down” when faced with riots, looting, arson, and mayhem. These same politicians refuse to prosecute gun-related crimes in known violent repeat offenders. These politicians disregard commonsense and refuse to accept human nature as a causal event.

We have seen the rise of homemade weapons, and just like nuclear weapons, there is no way to stuff the genie back into the bottle. Since the beginning of time, there have been mass murderers – most of them politicians. bent on an ideological cause.

If we want commonsense gun control, let us start with early-age gun safety classes and engendering respect for weapons. Let us engage in crime control, not gun control. And, if any segment of the population perpetrates crimes, recognize the facts and do not try to whitewash the statistics for political advantage.

There seems to be a problem with today’s youth. Perhaps it is disassociation from the real world brought about by an attachment to electronic devices and the lack of human interaction? Maybe it is a problem with adult supervision? And perhaps it is the fault of teachers who indoctrinate rather than educate – stressing negativity instead of positivity.

You must accept the vagaries of human nature and the risks involved – and shun those who capitalize or politicize a human tragedy.

You will notice that, when a politician speaks about gun control measures, they never speak in specifics -- because it would be immediately clear that their prescribed methods would have not -- could have not -- stopped horrific one-off tragedies by evildoers.

Eff the next politician who stands on the graves of children and demands we do "something" and not do "nothing." Don't tell me about passing another law, enforce the laws on the books. Parents take care of your children and get help when necessary, not when it's convenient. 

We are so screwed.

-- steve

NRA-BENEFACTOR-1


“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 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: WHY THEY MUST DISARM AMERICANS

We live in dangerous times where corrupt, narcissistic, mentally-challenged individuals are setting globalized domestic and foreign policies…

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Ve are the elites and are in control…

German engineer and economist Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, is an uber-elitist who believes those who are wealthy, politically connected, run large institutions, or are media celebrities and influencers should control the world for the betterment of its various populations. He ignores that the Davos group includes some of the most corrupt, ignorant, and egomaniacal individuals on the planet. Schwab appears to be one of the world’s greatest grifters who has convinced the international elitist community to fund his lifestyle. There is little evidence that these individuals are trustworthy enough to wield direct or indirect power over any nation or individual.

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Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant wants to recalibrate your human rights and control what information appears on the internet…

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Who determines what the truth is?

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An authoritarian dystopia ruled by elites is their vision for you, your children, and your children's children.

This reminds me of the “control voice” opening of the 60s television anthology series, The Outer Limits…

“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: There is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits.” <Source>

What does truth look like…

Orwell

Bottom line…

Reconsider the true purpose of the Constitution’s Second Amendment. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

There is little doubt that American citizens have fallen victim to a tyranny of the corrupt, incompetent,  and irrational. We have never seen a wholesale negation of our Constitution, from the right of our sovereign nation to protect its borders from illegal aliens to the right of an individual to resist government-forced use of unproven drugs with unknown but life-altering severe side effects. Or to engage in self-defense against evildoers who do not value life.

To cede further powers to an international cabal of elites is almost beyond imagination.

Resist the call to disarm. You are not collectively guilty of crimes committed by others any more than you are collectively guilty of crimes committed by your ancestors.

Just say NO!  This crap can't succeed unless you, the American citizen, allow it. Be willing to stand up – even if falsely labeled by malicious trolls or assaulted by your own government.

As I vote, I will remember those American citizens who are now being held as political prisoners in horrific conditions for the crime of protesting a stolen election on our Capitol’s grounds. No bail, no evidentiary disclosure, only the heavy hand of the progressive communist democrats. Democrats who have participated in a soft coup, engaged in the subversion of the House of Representatives, lied, leaked, and fabricated evidence.

If you do not inform yourself and vote – you are unworthy of being an American.

I will leave you another truth…

VOTE_REPUBLICAN

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



THIS HORRIFIC SCHOOL SHOOTING WAS THE FAULT OF AN INDIVIDUAL, NOT THE LAW-ABIDING COMMUNITY OF RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERS

Today we all saw evil perpetrated on at least nineteen innocent children and two adults by a deranged 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a Texas elementary school.

(1)  Pray for those killed or injured and their family and friends.

(2)  Realize that this was the act of an individual, not a weapon.

(3)  There is no way to protect against criminals, crazies, or terrorists who will not respect the law or societal norms.

(4)  Perhaps the only thing that could have been done to prevent this shooting was to notify the appropriate authorities of a potential threat posed by the individual. Maybe?

(5)  Do not say the shooter’s name and shun the repetitive media – and politicians seeking to get facetime before the cameras and microphones. Especially those briefings where members of every agency involved speak and say nothing.

(6)  Note who is trying to politicize this tragedy and shun them.

Obama points finger at GOP, gun lobby in wake of Texas shooting

Former President Obama issued a scathing statement following the shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, pointing a finger at the Republican Party and the gun lobby for their soft response on tougher gun measures.

“Across the country, parents are putting their children to bed, reading stories, singing lullabies—and in the back of their minds, they’re worried about what might happen tomorrow after they drop their kids off at school, or take them to a grocery store or any other public space,” Obama wrote in a Twitter thread on Tuesday, also expressing his condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the incident.

“Michelle and I grieve with the families in Uvalde, who are experiencing pain no one should have to bear,” he wrote. <Source>

Bottom line…

Remember, you are not responsible for this shooting and should not be penalized by politicians seeking to disarm you and destroy the 2nd Amendment remedy for tyranny.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

NRA-BENEFACTOR-1


“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



CAN WE TRUST THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

Who can you trust today? Usps-futureAs we have witnessed the progressive communist democrat regime's compromise of our nation's premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies, I must now ask a previously unimaginable question: can we trust the United States Postal Service?

(1)  The USPS is a quasi-governmental agency where governance rights and responsibilities appear ill-defined and muddled.

(2)  The management of the USPS is significantly impacted by its unions that have long-standing ties to the progressive communist democrat regime.

(3)  With the widespread use of mail-in ballots, the USPS has a significant potential to fraudulently disrupt our elections.

(4)  The USPS has significant opportunities to covertly and overtly surveil the American public.

Informed Delivery® by USPS®

Digitally preview your mail and manage your packages scheduled to arrive soon! Informed Delivery allows you to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mail pieces and track packages in one convenient location.*
* Images are only provided for letter-sized mail pieces that are processed through USPS' automated equipment <Source>

The Postal Service is running a 'covert operations program' that monitors Americans' social media posts

The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.

The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.

“Analysts with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) monitored significant activity regarding planned protests occurring internationally and domestically on March 20, 2021,” says the March 16 government bulletin, marked as “law enforcement sensitive” and distributed through the Department of Homeland Security’s fusion centers. “Locations and times have been identified for these protests, which are being distributed online across multiple social media platforms, to include right-wing leaning Parler and Telegram accounts.” <Source>

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(5)  There are no specific laws protecting individuals' privacy that are enforceable and carry penalties. There are so many exceptions to medical privacy laws under the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) security rule that national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient's consent or knowledge are virtually meaningless. Each application's Terms of Service nullifies your rights or forces you into costly and time-consuming arbitration to redress any harm.

And now, the United States Postal Service wants to profit by becoming the nation's digital signature and address verification authority and agency…

US Postal Service wants to provide digital ID and collect more biometric data

In a new report on the role of the US Postal Service (USPS) in identity verification, the Office of the Inspector General for the agency has pushed for it to have an expanded role in the collection of biometric data and the rollout of digital ID.

The report suggests extending the provision of in-person biometric data collection to the 4,800 locations where the USPS already provides a Passport Acceptance Service to the US Department of State. It also notes that the USPS could provide biometric and verification services to other government agencies.

In an example of how the USPS’s expanded verification services could be utilized, the report proposes that the USPS could provide online name and address validation to government agencies by providing these agencies with a “confidence level” that a person lives at a specific address. The USPS notes that this confidence level could be generated by querying national databases such as the USPS’s Address Management System (AMS), the National Change of Address (NCOA) database, and the USPS’s Informed Delivery database.

The report also pushes for the USPS’s Informed Delivery service (a service that gives subscribers a digital preview of their incoming mail and currently has 47 million subscribers) to potentially be expanded into a digital ID verification service. Additionally, it suggests legislative reforms that would allow the USPS to provide ID verification and digital ID services to the private sector.

If these legislative reforms are carried out, the report proposes that the USPS’ digital ID service could be rolled out as an online single sign-on service for government services and a mobile app that can provide online and in-person verification for public and private sector services. One of the potential private sector applications described in the report is bank loan applicants using the mobile app to verify their identity.

Not only does the report propose that the USPS have a more prominent role in biometric data collection and digital ID services but it also admits that the USPS has already partnered with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on biometric data collection pilots. <Source>  The report can be found here.

Warning…

As much as I like my postal carrier and the people at my local post office, both of which are the happy face of the Postal Service, they do not set policy. And I must confess, early on in the days of digital signatures, I thought it was an excellent idea to allow the USPS to act as a signature authority.

But, after seeing what happened with the DNI, NSA, CIA, DOJ, and FBI, I no longer want to cede more power to the corrupt regime that has corrupted an election, brought about an economic catastrophe, and has endangered the health of America with their disinformation on mandatory vaccinations. 

There is little or no doubt in my mind that the highly-politicized Postal Service may become a clear and present danger to American citizens. In essence, a single point of contact where your communications can be censored or canceled and the very identity you need to function in today's digitized world erased — putting your entire world at risk, including freedoms, finances, and healthcare. Think of the DMV magnified a thousand-fold.

Bottom line…

Until we de-politicize the regime and severely punish abuses of power, I would fight against any federal or public-private entity from assuming additional gatekeeping powers. Especially if the government farms the actual services to politically-connected services controlled by tech tyrants.  Especially those who demand you sign their unilateral terms of service agreements that protect the regime and strip you of any rights and protections. Further shielding the government and individual evildoers within the government from being held accountable for their harmful actions is unacceptable.

We are getting more screwed as we avoid self-reliance and move toward the progressive communist democrat's (and GOP globalist's) collective nanny state.

We need to demand a Digital Bill of Rights that synchronizes our analog and digital worlds.

-- 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



BEFORE YOU PANIC OVER MONKEYPOX

The progressive communist democrats may be gearing up to make monkeypox “a thing” for the 2022 mid-term elections or perhaps a distraction from the upcoming avian flu for the 2024 presidential elections.

Panic!!!

DrudgeMask-up!

MONKEYPOX-MASKS

CDC officials sound alarm for gay and bisexual men as monkeypox spreads in community

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday alerted gay and bisexual men that monkeypox appears to be spreading in the community globally, warning people to take precautions if they have been in close contact with someone who may have the virus and to be on the lookout for symptoms.

Dr. John Brooks, a CDC official, emphasized that anyone can contract monkeypox through close personal contact regardless of sexual orientation. However, Brooks said many of the people affected globally so far are men who identify as gay or bisexual. Though some groups have greater chance of exposure to monkeypox right now, the risk isn’t limited only to the gay and bisexual community, he cautioned.

“We want to help people make the best informed decisions to protect their health and the health of their community from monkeypox,” Brooks said.

The World Health Organization has identified about 200 confirmed or suspected monkeypox cases across at least a dozen countries in Europe and North America in recent days.

Mostly following gay festivals and debaucheries in Europe.

Where's Fauci?

Follow the science?

I wonder what noted HIV/AIDS expert, Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci, the renowned physician-scientist and immunologist and the current Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases -- and Chief Medical Advisor to the President – has to say?

MONKEY

Fauci recommends stopping the spread of monkeypox by ignoring the media and covering your eyes, ears, and mouth -- and of course, other bodily parts as necessary.

WinkBottom line…

We're 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 MONKEYPOX THE FOUNDATION OF A NEW BLACK SWAN CONSPIRACY FOR AUTHORITARIAN CONTROL?

BLACKSWAN-1

Are the progressive communist democrats and their mainstream media propagandists preparing to deploy monkeypox as the new raison d’etre to maintain the government’s emergency powers?

Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that typically begins with flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes and progresses to a widespread rash on the face and body. Monkeypox reemerged in Nigeria in 2017 after more than 40 years with no reported cases. Since then, there have been more than 450 reported cases in Nigeria and at least eight known exported cases internationally. <Source: CDC>

(1)  There appears to be a “global outbreak” of monkeypox, and the Biden administration is already purchasing millions of doses of “recently-approved vaccines.”

US buys millions of Monkeypox vaccines after Massachusetts confirms case

he Us has ordered 13 million additional doses of the monkeypox vaccine after a Massachusetts man contracted the rare — but potentially severe — virus, officials said Thursday.

The massive $119 million order of Jynneos jabs — which can be used to treat both the monkeypox virus and smallpox — was created by the biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic, according to Newsweek.

In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration approved the use Jynneos as a vaccine for the rare virus.

Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 among a group of monkeys that were kept for research, but the first human case was recorded in 1970. <Source>

[OCS: An amazing reaction to less than five hundred cases worldwide. Yet, there are no restrictions on open borders, migration from Africa, travel from affected area,s or restrictions on gay and bisexual flight attendants that can easily act as true super-spreaders.]

(2)  Is a corrupt international cabal involving the World Health Organization seeking to conveniently exploit the next “pandemic” for the coming assault on our freedoms?

WHO reportedly convening emergency meeting on monkeypox

The World Health Organization is reportedly convening an emergency meeting on the alarming spread of monkeypox around the world — including a possible case in the Big Apple.

The United Nations’ health authority is bringing together leading experts on the rare disease as a number of new countries announced their first confirmed cases Friday, according to the Telegraph.

The main concern is how the virus — usually concentrated in West Africa — may be spreading, the UK paper noted, with many of the new cases among people who had not recently traveled.

The WHO will also be examining why clusters include gay or bisexual men, the paper said, with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) giving similar warnings. <Source>

[OCS: Emergency? With less than 500 cases worldwide in non-African countries.]

W.H.O. members agree to begin talks on a global pandemic treaty.

The World Health Organization’s member states on Wednesday took the first step toward what many governments hope will be a legally binding treaty aimed at strengthening global defenses against pandemics.

A rare special session of the W.H.O.’s governing body agreed to set up an intergovernmental negotiating body that is to meet no later than March to begin negotiating an international agreement intended to ensure a more coherent and equitable response to future pandemics. But the United States and other countries have pushed for a weaker mechanism that would not carry legal obligations for member states.

The W.H.O. director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a strong advocate of a legally binding treaty, hailed the decision as historic, calling it “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen the global health architecture to protect and promote the well-being of all people.”

[OCS: There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that the World Health Organization is a manifestly corrupt organization preoccupied with its own funding and perpetuating its political power. They sold out to China and lied about the Communist Chinese Virus known as COVID-19.]

(3)  Is the Biden Administration willing to sell out America and breach our national sovereignty?

Biden Seeks New Unilateral Powers for WHO Chief to Declare Public Health Emergencies

President Joe Biden’s administration is pushing amendments to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) governing regulations to give Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus unilateral authority to declare a public health emergency in any nation based on whatever evidence he chooses.

The proposed U.S. amendments were forwarded to the WHO in January for consideration next week by the UN’s 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

In a Jan. 26 letter to a virtual meeting of WHO’s executive board, Loyce Pace, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) described “the importance of equity and equitable access to medical countermeasures and the negative impacts of misinformation and disinformation related to the pandemic. We agree that we must all do better.

The United States led an inclusive and transparent process to develop this decision, as we are mindful that updating and modernizing the IHR [International Health Regulations] are critical to ensuring the world is better prepared for and can respond to, the next pandemic.”

“The budget includes $2.47 billion in mandatory funding for CDC to include enhancements to domestic sentinel surveillance programs, expansion of domestic and global wastewater surveillance, and investments in global genomic surveillance approaches, as well as global respiratory disease surveillance platforms,” the fact sheet states.

Respiratory surveillance platforms include video cameras and recorders that alert authorities when members of the public are seen coughing or otherwise acting in a manner that could indicate the presence of an infectious disease or help spread one already present in a population. Such equipment is widely used in China. <Source>

[OCS: Biden and his cohort of Obama communists are willing to cede America’s sovereign immunity to a man who is in China’s pocket. How crazy is that? Not to mention that one of the greatest sources of disinformation was the WHO itself. In essence, the head of WHO would be a global dictators – and the WHO director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is a known Ethiopian Communist.]

(4)  Is this primarily a sexually transmitted disease with gay and bisexual men acting as spreaders? Can we expect another HIV/AIDS fairy tale crafted to protect the LGBTQWERTY community?

Monkeypox outbreak linked to superspreader event at adult sauna

Monkeypox cases in Spain have been linked to a superspreader event at an adult sauna in Madrid.

Enrique Ruiz Escudero, the region’s cabinet minister for health of the community, said on Friday that health officials had traced many of Spain’s 30 monkeypox cases to a single sauna in the capital.

Britain’s monkeypox tally now stands at 20 after 11 fresh cases were announced on Friday, and contact tracing and quarantine of close contacts is under way.

A “notable proportion” of the UK and European cases are in gay and bisexual men, health officials have said.

Three cases in Belgium have also been linked to a large-scale fetish festival in Antwerp, according to organizers. The Darklands Festival warned people who attended four days of parties, starting on May 5, that authorities had linked the event to the country’s three confirmed cases. <Source>

The WHO is working on the basis of a theory that the disease is being transmitted via sexual contact.

What seems to be happening now is that it has got into the population as a sexual form, as a genital form, and is being spread as are sexually transmitted infections, which has amplified its transmission around the world,” WHO official David Heymann, an infectious disease specialist, told Reuters.

Heymann said an international committee of experts met via video conference to look at what needed to be studied about the outbreak and communicated to the public, including whether there is any asymptomatic spread, who are at most risk, and the various routes of transmission.

He said the meeting was convened “because of the urgency of the situation”. The committee is not the group that would suggest declaring a public health emergency of international concern, WHO’s highest form of alert, which applies to the COVID-19 pandemic. <Source>

Many of these global reports of monkeypox cases are occurring within sexual networks.  However, healthcare providers should be alert to any rash that has features typical of monkeypox. We’re asking the public to contact their healthcare provider if they have a new rash and are concerned about monkeypox,” said Inger Damon, MD, PhD, a poxvirus expert with more than 20 years’ experience and Director of CDC’s Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, where the agency’s poxvirus research is based. <Source:CDC>

Pride festival in Gran Canaria - which was attended by 80,000 people - is linked to Spanish monkeypox outbreak as well as two cases in Italy while European total reaches 100

The Gran Canarian pride festival attended by 80,000 from Britain and across Europe is being investigated after being linked to numerous monkeypox cases in Madrid, Italy and Tenerife. <Source>

(5)  Why does it seem that multi-billionaire Bill Gates is at the center of all the virus and drug gaming and planning? 

Microsoft founder Bill Gates warns of bioterrorist attacks and urges world leaders to use 'germ games' to prepare in interview with Jeremy Hunt

Bill Gates, who is the fourth richest man in the world, said "tens of billions" will need to be spent in research and development to prepare for the next pandemic.

The founder of Microsoft has warned of bioterrorist attacks and has urged world leaders to use "germ games" to prepare for them.

Bill Gates said governments must get ready for future pandemics and smallpox terror attacks by investing billions in research and development.

He also called for the formation of a new billion-dollar World Health Organization (WHO) Pandemic Task Force.

"You say, OK, what if a bioterrorist brought smallpox to 10 airports? You know, how would the world respond to that? <Source>

[OCS: Small pox was virtually extinct in the United States with no monkeypox cases – so it is curious that this would be the scenario disease. Also curious is the fact that the smallpox vaccine is being used to treat monkeypox.]

Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats

In March 2021, NTI partnered with the Munich Security Conference to conduct a tabletop exercise on reducing high-consequence biological threats. The exercise examined gaps in national and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness architectures—exploring opportunities to improve prevention and response capabilities for high-consequence biological events.

Developed in consultation with technical and policy experts, the fictional exercise scenario portrayed a deadly, global pandemic involving an unusual strain of monkeypox virus that first emerged in the fictional nation of Brinia and spread globally over 18 months. Ultimately, the exercise scenario revealed that the initial outbreak was caused by a terrorist attack using a pathogen engineered in a laboratory with inadequate biosafety and biosecurity provisions and weak oversight. By the end of the exercise, the fictional pandemic resulted in more than three billion cases and 270 million fatalities worldwide. <Source>

[Are we currently seeing a natural virus, a natural variant, a repurposed existing version of monkeypox, or a man-made variation of monkeypox that was created in a laboratory, perhaps using the same gain of function procedures used to create the novel coronavirus? Notice the overblown numbers to justify media attention and the globalist power grab.]

  • Weak global detection, assessment, and warning of pandemic risks. The international community needs a more robust, transparent detection, evaluation, and early warning system that can rapidly communicate actionable information about pandemic risks.

[OCS: Are we implementing a global surveillance system with foreign entities monitoring activities in America?]

  • Gaps in national-level preparedness. National governments should improve preparedness by developing national-level pandemic response plans built upon a coherent system of “triggers” that prompt anticipatory action, despite uncertainty and near-term costs—in other words, on a “no-regrets” basis.

[OCS: This sounds like a major power grab with unbridled spending – with “no regrets” for destroying lives and America’s sovereignty.]

Monkeypox Was a Table-Top Simulation Only Last Year

Elite media outlets around the world are on red alert over the world’s first-ever global outbreak of Monkeypox in mid-May 2022—just one year after an international biosecurity conference in Munich held a simulation of a “global pandemic involving an unusual strain of Monkeypox” beginning in mid-May 2022.

Monkeypox was first identified in 1958, but there’s never been a global Monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa until now—in the exact week of the exact month predicted by the biosecurity folks in their pandemic simulation. <Source>

[OCS: Are we facing another hysterical media-driven crisis labeled as a right-wing conspiracy theory? Especially when there are less than 500 cases worldwide? Or is someone directing the flow of infected individuals abroad?]

BOHICA (Bend over here it comes again)

WHO issues forecast on monkeypox transmission

The spread of the rare virus could “accelerate” in summer, the UN health body's top official in Europe warns -- WHO issues forecast on monkeypox transmission

Europe should expect a wave of monkeypox cases in the coming months, according to Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization's top official on the continent.

“As we enter the summer season… with mass gatherings, festivals, and parties, I am concerned that transmission [of monkeypox] could accelerate,” Kluge said on Friday.

The number of the infected could rise because “the cases currently being detected are among those engaging in sexual activity,” and many don't recognize the symptoms, he added.

The current spread of the virus in Western Europe is “atypical” as it was previously confined mostly to central and west Africa, the WHO regional director for Europe added. <Source>

21 Days...

First Mandatory Quarantines for Monkeypox as White House Warns of More Cases

Belgium has become the first country in the world to introduce a mandatory 21-day monkeypox quarantine for those who contract the virus after several cases were found, with a White House official warning Sunday that more U.S. cases are likely.

Those who contract the virus will have to self-isolate, confirmed Belgian health authorities to news outlets. Individuals who have had close contact with monkeypox cases aren’t required to self-isolate but should remain vigilant if they have been in contact with vulnerable people, officials said. <Source>

It’s worse than you think…

As we saw during the COVID-19 pandemic, health initiatives were being justified to control our economy, our freedoms, the free flow of information, the way we vote, and every aspect of our lives. Now they want enduring power – tyranny by fiat!

Bottom line…

The next pandemic appears to be a Trojan Horse to take over America by the globalists and those they support. Between the progressive communist democrats and the globalists within the GOP, we are well and truly 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