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VACCINE MANDATES: SAY WHAT?

It makes absolutely no legal or moral sense…

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For those still skeptical of an increasingly corrupt government under the progressive communist democrats…

Consider that a world-class tennis player, Novak Djokovic, ranked number six in the world and a three-time world champion in top physical condition, was denied entry to the United States to participate in the 2022 U.S. Open because he cannot produce proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to meet requirements for all inbound non-US citizens.

Yes, that’s right -- recently updated CDC guidelines continue to prevent unvaccinated non-citizens from entering the United States.

However, under the auspices of the Biden Administration and their cadre of progressive communist democrats, unvaccinated illegal aliens are pouring over our Southern Border and being transported by the government into our local communities. Yes, that’s also right – no criminal identity checks, no medical screening, and no consideration for an American population exposed to infectious diseases, many of which have been irradiated in the United States.

Put aside the fact that a world-class athlete, dependent on his physical condition to compete and earn a living, a man with medical, nutritional, and phycological advisors, might not want to risk life-altering side effects from an experimental vaccine whose terrible side effects are being deliberately masked by the current regime.

Bottom line…

At least Djokovic, based on the best medical advice, refuses to knuckle under to the medical tyrants who are rapidly killing individuals in the name of politics.

We are so screwed when we can trust our government, our institutions, and even our personal physicians who may be under intense pressure to follow the regime’s protocols or lose their license to practice medicine.

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


CORONAVIRUS COMMITTEE ATTACKS TRUMP NOT THE DISEASE

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Now that sufficient time has passed to more fully assess the side effects and long-term efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines (or whatever they really might be), the news is not good, and it is time to weaponize the latest adverse findings in the fight against any possible 2024 candidacy of Donald Trump.

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Select Subcommittee Uncovers Trump White House’s Extreme Pressure Campaigns Targeting FDA’s Coronavirus Response
The report is the second to reveal the Select Subcommittee’s findings from its investigation into the Trump Administration’s political interference with the federal coronavirus response.

Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2022) – Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, released a staff report revealing extensive new evidence of the Trump White House’s relentless pressure campaigns targeting the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) coronavirus response.

[OCS: Committee Chair Clyburn is a virulent anti-Trump antagonist and hyper-partisan. I would suggest that evidence is the wrong word to describe cherry-picked information designed to support an anti-Trump political narrative. As for the suggestion of “relentless pressure,” let us remember the panicked response to the spread of the original virus and the glacial slowness of the bureaucratic government response, including the CDC and FDA – both of which refused to release contemporary documents on the ongoing crisis.]

This staff report is the second installment in a series of reports documenting the Select Subcommittee’s findings from its investigation into the Trump Administration’s rampant political interference with the federal public health response to the coronavirus pandemic. The first installment chronicled the Trump White House’s embrace of a dangerous and discredited herd immunity via mass infection strategy well before vaccines were available, in an effort to prioritize then-President Trump’s political prospects at the expense of public health.

[OCS:  Instead of investigating the origins of the coronavirus, which appears to have been genetically engineered in a program funded by the government, and the perversion of scientific findings to support a political narrative designed by bureaucrats, they chose to focus on Donald Trump. Interesting because they did not and apparently cannot demonstrate where Donald Trump overrode the recommendations of his credentialed advisers. As for any discussion of herd immunity through mass infection, it was one scenario among many and deserved consideration given the rapidity of disease spread.]

Chairman Clyburn released the following statement about today’s report:

“The Select Subcommittee’s findings that Trump White House officials deliberately and repeatedly sought to bend FDA’s scientific work on coronavirus treatments and vaccines to the White House’s political will are yet another example of how the prior Administration prioritized politics over public health. As today’s report makes clear, senior Trump Administration officials undermined public health experts because they believed doing so would benefit the former president politically—plotting covertly with known conspiracy theorists to dangerously push a disproven coronavirus treatment, bullying FDA to change its vaccine guidance, and advocating for federal investigations into those who stood in their way. These assaults on our nation’s public health institutions undermined the nation’s coronavirus response—and are precisely why we must never again settle for leaders who prioritize politics over keeping Americans safe.

[OCS: There is little doubt that the leadership of the major public health agencies was politicized and behaved in a partisan manner that resisted the Trump Administration’s demand for urgency. Those that deviated from the partisan narrative of the public health bureaucrats were labeled as “conspiracy theorists” and censored or de-platformed in an attempt to control the politicized narrative. A narrative based, not on science, but leveraging the crisis for political advantage by those that did not support the Administration. There is no doubt in my mind that the leaders that need to be sanctioned and replaced are those who ignored scientific findings and opted for ineffective masking and economy-disrupting lockdowns. Likewise, disparaging findings from community practitioners who were equally educated, experienced, and possessed significant subject-matter knowledge.]

“Today’s report also contains extensive new evidence that Trump White House officials, including Peter Navarro, conducted government business using private email accounts. Unless these officials took steps to preserve these records, this conduct may have violated the Presidential Records Act—a conclusion the Department of Justice reached when it recently filed a lawsuit against Mr. Navarro based on evidence first uncovered by the Select Subcommittee last year. No one is above the law, no matter how high up in the White House they worked, and I applaud the Department of Justice for seeking to uphold the law and hold Mr. Navarro accountable.”

[OCS: Nobody is above the law except Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the cadre of bureaucrats who did the same thing and were never recommended for prosecution or escaped being held accountable. Again, note the attention given to the anti-Trump political aspect of an inquiry that has turned into a political attack mechanism.

In a statement emailed to CNN, Navarro said: “The partisan House Select Subcommittee report ‘wrongly’ perpetuates one of the most deadly lies of the pandemic, namely that the safe and powerful therapeutic to treat COVID, hydroxychloroquine, was somehow dangerous. This lie persists despite abundant scientific evidence now to the contrary.”]

Today’s staff report is entitled “A ‘Knife Fight’ with the FDA: The Trump White House’s Relentless Attacks on FDA’s Coronavirus Response,” and is available in full here.

[OCS: Note the inappropriate and derogatory nature of the report’s title, and you can see it reeks of blatant hypocrisy and politics.]

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Perhaps the most telling motivation for this worthless report can be found in the report’s last paragraph…

If not meaningfully addressed, this hyper-politicization of public health—and reflexive embrace of anti-scientific dogma pushed by those who have trusted President Trump, his top advisers, and his most prominent supporters—will continue to constrain the country’s ability to overcome public health threats, especially from a novel highly infectious disease that requires a concerted, collective response.

[OCS: Translation: Trump can never be trusted to hold any high office or the public’s health is at risk]

Interference with the FDA, you say?

Nate Silver: ‘Liberal elites’ pressured Pfizer to delay vaccine until after 2020 election

Nate Silver claimed “liberal public health elites” pressured Pfizer to delay fast-track approval of its COVID-19 vaccine until after the 2020 presidential election — thus denying then-President Donald Trump a political win before voters headed to the polls.

The number-crunching data journalist reacted to an article by Politico that cited a House report that claimed the Trump administration sought to expedite approvals for both vaccines and “unproven treatments” for COVID-19.

“‘Trump pushed for vaccine approvals too fast’ is the worst possible critique of the Trump administration’s COVID policy,” Silver, founder of the Disney-owned FiveThirtyEight political news and analysis website, tweeted.

“That probably saved a lot of lives. If anything approval should have been faster.”

In a subsequent tweet, Silver wrote that “liberal public health elites” pushed Pfizer to “change its original protocols” that govern its authorization of vaccines so that the decision would be put off until after Election Day two years ago.

Silver noted that Pfizer’s decision “had the convenient side-effect of delaying any vaccine announcement until after the election” and that the story “deserves more scrutiny.” <Source>

Committee's dereliction of duty…

Where is the Committee’s response to the clear and present danger of unmonitored illegal aliens spreading infectious diseases throughout the nation as they are moved surreptitiously into communities to serve as disease vectors for coronavirus and worse? With nary a peep from the public health agencies, the Biden Administration, or the Committee?

Where is the Committee’s “evidence” that the FDA changed any of their decisions on hydroxychloroquine or other therapies based on White House “pressure?”

Bottom line…

Like the January 6 Committee, this is another Pelosi-led political attack on Donald Trump to discourage a 2024 presidential run.

Truth be told, how many people have been fired or denied their freedoms based on political theatre -- or better yet, how many have died because the public health agencies were headed by politicians and not objective scientists?

Where is the Committee's admonishment of Fauci and Daszak for funding the experiments that were the proximate cause of the pandemic?

Until the "experts" discovered the vaccine was a debacle, time was of the essence, and risks were assumed. Now that we know more and it's not looking good, the disaster is a political tool to target Trump. 

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


ESG: ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIALIST GARBAGE

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The more I hear about ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) movement, policies, and programs, the more I think about ongoing political scams and power grabs like those facilitated by faux global warming and the exaggeration of the risks of the next "man-made" pandemic.

The degree to which a large multi-national corporation supports any particular community is the degree to which the community supports the corporation's goals and, more specifically, its senior leadership.

And by support, I am speaking in concrete terms of a friendly regulatory environment, potential financial inducements, proximity to its marketplace, and the availability of an adequate lifestyle and cost of living, including access to a trained talent pool, raw materials, energy, logistical support, and the absence of crime. To think otherwise is naïve.

To the extent that communities condemn corporations as being the primary cause of adverse environmental, social, and economic problems, the less attractive those
communities become relative to other communities.

ESG is not about shared values but about the politics of third parties insinuating themselves into corporate decision-making and access to corporate funding and support, overcoming legally-imposed fiduciary duties that bind corporate actions to the benefits afforded to its owners and investors. 

Like unions who continually demand a larger piece of the pie without increasing production, improving workflows, or reducing costs, we find corporations locked into a lose-lose situation created by community activists and agitations, many of whom might be corporate extortionists trying to sell their consulting and training services to redress wrongs that only they, as enlightened individuals, can perceive.

It is not readily apparent that increasing globalization demands less community participation as one directs resources to hospitable environments wherever they exist. Hence, outsourcing repetitive, labor-intensive tasks to areas with low-cost labor. The importation of highly-educated and trained foreign workers who will work for lower wages can be disposed of without burdensome legal consequences—the increasing use of independent contract workers who do not receive benefits.

ESG is shortsighted, directing capital and resources to politically advantageous products, personnel, and positions. In essence, a form of top-down government control over private enterprise under the rubric of "stakeholder capitalism," more accurately characterized as corporate socialism and control.

We are introducing chaos and communism into our capitalist system to destroy the system from within. A system that has produced untold wealth and raised the standard of living for almost every nation in the world.

It's time to tell the corporatists to step off. To the extent that corporations use tiered stock plans to allow founders to maintain control and do pretty much as they wish, it is time to remove such vehicles. To the extent that large corporations have singular executive control over systemically important financial institutions, it is time for mandated retirement programs and term limits. 

Bottom line…

Another political watermelon scam – green on the outside, red on the inside.

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


I AM NOT SURE THE USA IS GOING TO SURVIVE THE OBAMA ERA

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There is not a single doubt in my mind that our nation has been attacked by radical communist sleeper cells of Obama acolytes and that Obama’s promise to radically transform the United States is coming true.

Witness the insanity for yourself.

(1)  Leadership 

  • A severely cognitively-impaired President who cannot speak in complete, coherent sentences and answer impromptu questions that are not pre-scripted and posed by pre-selected propagandists posing as “journalists.”
  • A Vice President, likewise,  appears ignorant on most issues, and like the President, cannot speak in an informed and coherent manner.
  • A Speaker of the House who is virulently partisan and willing to ignore the United States Constitution and violate all Congress traditions and norms.
  • A years-long decapitation strike against the only effective leader in modern history who has been subject to persecution that would have killed or destroyed a lesser man.
  • A feckless opposition that is not only incompetent but corrupt and uncaring – with little or no regard for their constituents.
  • A cadre of union leadership in both the public and private sectors is corrupt and infiltrated by radical communists using workers as political pawns. Or, in the case of teachers, the younger generation.
  • We are seeing rampant interference in our electoral system, with our leaders minimizing the grave danger this poses to our nation, its Constitution, and our freedoms. In reality, we no longer select our leaders; we only choose from pre-selected, party-approved candidates. When we break that candidate selection practice, the forces on both sides of the political spectrum, the allegedly free press, and our enemies, both foreign and domestic, wage war against that candidate.

(2)  National Security

  • Our nation is pursuing policies that will lead to a nuclear-armed Iran that will pose an even more significant existential threat to the Middle East and, by extension America.
  • We are being openly invaded by illegal aliens, including criminals, crazies, and terrorists, who rapidly destroy our nation’s reserve assets meant to protect American citizens from natural disasters and other catastrophes.
  • A military whose operational readiness is being eroded by politicians posing as flag-rank general officers more interested in their own welfare than our nation or their soldiers.
  • In the space of three years, our leadership has destroyed this nation’s energy independence and placed our military infrastructure at risk by the foreign sourcing of critical weapon components.
  • Beyond energy, we have ceded control of our nation’s critical infrastructure, including water, fertilizer, and our food supply, to radical communists who have infiltrated the environmental movement and who are using our own laws, rules, and regulations – in conjunction with a compromised judiciary – against us—demanding that our nation forego resilience in favor of saving meaningless flora and fauna.
  • Arterial intermodal transportation, the lifeblood of a vast nation, is rapidly being compromised and creating a logistics nightmare.
  • We are rapidly depleting our weapons stockpiles in favor of other nations and failing to replenish our stockpiles of weapons and critical supplies. Much of what we adopt to replenish our reserves is overly complex and subject to catastrophic failure in peacetime training and war. Our enemies use less technology and gain reliability with old-school solutions. Much of this planned obsolescence is driven by corruption and those who have lost sight of the purpose of weapons. We now expend millions of dollars to kill fewer and fewer people-- with a military goal of ignoring the suppression of resistance and capitulation of our enemies to concentrate on the avoidance of bad media optics involving collateral damage.

(3)  Communications

  • Our nation cannot function without conveying accurate and timely information to warn and inform the populace. Yet we have allowed our government to sidestep our Constitution in the guise of a public-private alliance where private companies overtly or covertly implement government policies in return for material rewards.
  • We have ceded control over our technology to oligarchs who claim the right to control devices we have purchased through unilateral licenses, which enable a surveillance state.
  • We, as a people, have said nothing when private entities openly spread disinformation, censor the news, and remove dissidents who have alternative viewpoints that do not support the regime’s narrative. Even worse, “We the People” refuse to hold these individuals and corporations responsible for their treacherous actions.
  • In what universe would we accept the precepts of identity politics that demand teaching racist behavior and gender confusion in public schools? 
  • We can see the abuse of language and the re-definition of common words -- so much so that people can no longer communicate or are afraid to speak lest they not be politically correct. I never thought I would see the day when someone could not define a woman, even in the most rudimentary terms as being the opposite of a man. Even worse, changing the titles on legislative bills in a deceptive manner as to mislead voters.

(4)  Financial machinations.

  • Our nation’s finances are being artificially manipulated by the Federal Reserve, which despite the misleading use of the word “federal,” is privately owned and operated in an opaque manner by its owners – the most significant global financial institutions. Not to get into the weeds, but its fractional banking system using fiat currency is guaranteed to produce boom and bust cycles whose volatility conveys a great advantage to those who own or control significant assets.
  • Our money, especially the retirement funds representing fixed income assets for senior citizens out of the job market, are deliberately eroded by inflation. Apparently, to increase individual reliance on government largess in return for political power.

A confluence of evil…

Let us consider today’s example of evil.

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President Joe Biden unilaterally and unconstitutionally decided to forgive a portion of student debt to fulfill a political campaign pledge. Perhaps forgive is not the right word because he transferred the payment of these debts from the individuals responsible for the debt to the taxpayers – you and me. A grossly unfair action that demands a hardworking citizen pay for their neighbor’s children’s student loan debt incurred when they may have attended, but not necessarily completed, college. Totally disadvantaging a large segment of the population who have no say in the decision and who gain no benefit from this obscene transfer of wealth.

The President has no constitutional, congressional, or legal authority to take this action – so how does Biden gin up the pretense of authority?

Biden appears to be employing the HEROES Act, first enacted in the wake of the September 11 attacks, and provides the Secretary broad authority to grant relief from student loan requirements during specific periods (a war, other military operation, or national emergency

So you might ask, which war? Which military operation? Which national emergency? COVID-19, of course!

“For the past year and a half, the Office of General Counsel (“OGC”), in consultation with our colleagues at the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, has conducted a review of the Secretary’s legal authority to cancel student debt on a categorical basis. This review has included assessing the analysis outlined in a publicly disseminated January 2021 memorandum signed by a former Principal Deputy General Counsel. As detailed below, we have determined that the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (“HEROES”) Act of 2003 grants the Secretary authority that could be used to effectuate a program of targeted loan cancellation directed at addressing the financial harms of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

So Biden does it anyway and leaves it up to the courts to fight it out in what may prove to be a years-long process that will see him accruing political credit now for the attempt and hoping the result years later will be buried as “old news” as Hillary Clinton is wont to say.

Bottom line…

What can I say other than we are so screwed?

And that we are all Americans. Forget the divisive identity politics. No more Democrats and Republicans. No more rednecks and snowflakes. Unless we work together, the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth will turn into another corrupt, unexceptional European-style nation, or, heaven forbid, a third-world banana republic governed by a strong man with only the pretense of democracy.

In both life and politics, there are no perfect answers as an adequate response to an imperfect world. And, most often, the reality is that the only choice we have left is to choose the lesser of two evils – fully knowing that we are still supporting evil.

-- 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 OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CLOCK MAY HAVE STARTED WITH THE MAR-A-LAGO RAID

OJ-DOJIt appears that the shit may have officially hit the fan...

There is some evidence that the individuals in the White House, the Department of Justice, and the FBI have implemented another coverup of their unconstitutional and criminal activities.

Namely, it appears that the August 8, 2022, FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago was a pretext to grab and sequester documents that were to be used in Donald Trump’s RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) lawsuit that purports to demonstrate that certain acts performed against Donald J. Trump were part of an ongoing criminal organization and provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action.

The theory is that by re-classifying the purloined documents as part of a national security investigation, they cannot be used in Trump’s RICO case, which will subsequently falter and will likely be dismissed.

There is little doubt that the validity of Trump’s case-in-chief may rest on the documents Trump previously declassified before leaving office. Since the President of the United States has plenary power to declassify documents, there can be no criminal charges brought against Trump for the possession, storage, or use of these documents under any NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) rules and regulations.

Among some of those at risk are Hillary R. Clinton, HFACC, Inc., Democratic National Committee, DNC Services Corporation, Perkins Coie, Michael Sussmann, Marc Elias, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Charles Halliday Dolan, Jr., Jake Sullivan, Adam Schiff, John Podesta, Robert E. Mook, Phillipe Reines, Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch, Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr, Orbis Business Intelligence, Christopher Steele, Igor Danchenko, Neustar, Inc., Neustar Security Services, Rodney Joffe, James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Kevin Clinesmith, Andrew McCabe, and Rod Rosenstein. (Case 2:22-cv-14102-DMM Document 177 Entered on FLSD Docket 06/21/2022)

The timing is suspect...

Trump’s amended complaint against Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and other conspirators were filed on June 21, 2022, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Coincidently,  Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart recused himself from Trump’s RICO case the day after Trump filed the amended lawsuit -- and is the same judge that signed off on the Mar-a-Lago search warrant that authorized the August 8, 2022 raid.

Biden’s tit in a wringer…

Biden White House facilitated DOJ's criminal probe against Trump, scuttled privilege claims: memos

Long before it professed no prior knowledge of the raid on Donald Trump's estate, the Biden White House worked directly with the Justice Department and National Archives to instigate the criminal probe into alleged mishandling of documents, allowing the FBI to review evidence retrieved from Mar-a-Lago this spring and eliminating the 45th president's claims to executive privilege, according to contemporaneous government documents reviewed by Just the News.

The memos show then-White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su was engaged in conversations with the FBI, DOJ and National Archives as early as April, shortly after 15 boxes of classified and other materials were voluntarily returned to the federal historical agency from Trump's Florida home.

By May, Su conveyed to the Archives that President Joe Biden would not object to waiving his predecessor's claims to executive privilege, a decision that opened the door for DOJ to get a grand jury to issue a subpoena compelling Trump to turn over any remaining materials he possessed from his presidency.

"The Counsel to the President has informed me that, in light of the particular circumstances presented here, President Biden defers to my determination, in consultation with the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, regarding whether or not I should uphold the former President's purported 'protective assertion of executive privilege,'" Wall wrote. "... I have therefore decided not to honor the former President's 'protective' claim of privilege." <Source>

Since this affair is historically unprecedented, no sitting President has ever waived the executive privilege of their predecessor, and to do so would irrevocably damage the Presidency. Should this stand, previously privileged documents belonging to former President Obama could be opened for scrutiny, and documents taken from the archives, wherever stored, could be retrieved. Beyond executive privilege were documents covered under attorney-client privilege and related to the RICO case.

Bottom line…

This entire matter is tainted by the very agencies tasked with upholding the United States Constitution and the rule of law in America. There is no doubt that the Mar-a-lago search violated his 4th Amendment rights.

Many fear that the government will destroy or tamper with the evidence -- not unheard of since FBI Attorney Kevin Clinesmith was caught altering evidence. 

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Or, roughly translated asWho watches the watchers?

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


AMAZON REVIEW SCAM?

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It appears that someone has taken exception to my product review that pointed out that an Amazon product was misleading. The problem was that the bottle is labeled 1500 mg – but it is not clear that the serving size is 3  500 mg tablets and that the displayed 45 quantity will only last 15 days. Something I pointed out in my review.

I have received at least 10 requests to delete my review and was offered a $50 gift card to delete the review.

This is a clear violation of Amazon’s rules regarding directly contracting customers and attempting to game Amazon’s review process.

Even worse, it might be a scam to elicit personal information or compromise my account.

Either way, it is wrong!

Sample emails sent through bogus addresses at Gmail.com.

From: Sherry A <nethank53221@gmail.com>

To: <redacted>

Sent: 8/17/2022 8:04:26 AM

Subject: Amazon Gift Card Compensation


Hi, steve.

There is a $50 gift card at this moment.

Product reviews link!!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3NNSBQDM140WW

1. Go to Your Profile.

2. Choose the review you want to change in the Community activity section.

3. Delete your review

Would you mind willing to help me delete your review? Yes, totally delete it, I do not want a good review.

If you delete a comment, please let me know that you have deleted the comment. After seeing your message and confirming that you have indeed deleted the review, I will send you an Amazon gift card worth $50 within 48 hours. Don't doubt it.

I'm waiting for your reply online.

Thank you very much!

My most sincere regards, I hope that you can reply to me as soon as possible.

Thank you and please have a glorious day.

Customer Service Team

Thank you

From: Sherry A <nethank53221@gmail.com>

To: <redacted>

Sent: 8/18/2022 2:30:03 AM

Subject: Re: Amazon Gift Card Compensation


Hello, your comment still exists.!!!We need to confirm whether you have received the message. In order to avoid mutual loss, please reply to us after receiving the message. I'm really sorry, we have been improving our products, which caused you inconvenience. We are willing to provide gift cards as compensation. Please give us a chance.!!!
Sincerely look forward to your reply.!!!

Sherry A <nethank53221@gmail.com> 于2022年8月17日周三 23:04写道:

Hi, steve.

There is a $50 gift card at this moment.

Product reviews link!!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3NNSBQDM140WW

1. Go to Your Profile.

2. Choose the review you want to change in the Community activity section.

3. Delete your review

Would you mind willing to help me delete your review? Yes, totally delete it, I do not want a good review.

If you delete a comment, please let me know that you have deleted the comment. After seeing your message and confirming that you have indeed deleted the review, I will send you an Amazon gift card worth $50 within 48 hours. Don't doubt it.

I'm waiting for your reply online.

Thank you very much!

My most sincere regards, I hope that you can reply to me as soon as possible.

Thank you and please have a glorious day.

Customer Service Team

Thank you

----- Original Message -----

From: Pauline A <parkwlabigail69615@gmail.com>

To: <redacted>

Sent: 8/23/2022 9:28:20 AM

Subject: Gift Card Benefits


Hi, steve,

Happy day.!!!

I am very happy to reach out to you.!!!

Since everybody's time is very precious, I just go directly to the topic. So don't you misunderstand me.

Product reviews link: !!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3NNSBQDM140WW

1. Go to Your Profile.

2. Choose the review you want to change in the Community activity section.

3. Delete your review

Are you willing to help me to delete your review? If you have deleted your review,please tell me that you have deleted the review. After I see your message and confirm that you have indeed deleted the comment, I will send you an Amazon gift card worth $50 within 48 hours. There is no need to return the item.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. have a beautiful day!

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-- 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


SHORT & SWEET: IT'S THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE DESTROYING AMERICA

DEMOCRATI PLATFORM

Consider the following paragraph written by Barton Swaim, an editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal.

The Case for an American Revolution in Morals
The nation’s political and intellectual leaders go from one failure to another.

It’s hard to contemplate American public life in the 21st century and not arrive at the unhappy conclusion that we are led by idiots. The political class has lately produced an impressive string of debacles: the Afghanistan pullout, urban crime waves, easily foreseen inflation, mayhem at the southern border, a self-generated energy crisis, a pandemic response that wrought little good and vast ruin. Then there are the perennial national embarrassments: a mind-bogglingly expensive welfare state that doesn’t work, public schools that make kids dumber, universities that nurture destructive grievances and noxious ideologies, and a news media nobody trusts.

The Case for an American Revolution in Morals

While the editorial opinion piece makes the points that our leadership is composed of idiots and that our political failures are rooted in a lack of virtue, I believe that our political failures can be ascribed more accurately to the Democrat Party and its infiltration by Communists who want to destroy America, her Constitution, the capitalist system, military, economy, and culture from within. With the malignant metastasizing cancer of communists infiltrating and destroying our institutions, controlled by progressive communist democrats.

Aided and abetted by the collapse of an independent free press and billionaires who owe their freedom and fortune to the government.

Proof?

Military – let’s replace all of the top echelon of warfighters with “woke” leaders willing to compromise operational readiness with social engineering – or according to Thomas Sowell, “the art of replacing what works with what sounds good..”  Let’s make the military so untenable for warriors that the non-commissioned officers, the backbone of the military and carriers of institutional knowledge, resign or refuse to reenlist. Allowing armchair generals in the White House and State department to order the military to evacuate military strongholds before evacuating American citizens. Abandoning billions of dollars of sophisticated weaponry to Islamic terrorists and warlords.

Education – let’s introduce teachings that divide students by color into oppressors and the oppressed. Let’s sexualize young children with limited understanding and allow them to yield to a fantasy life codified in drugs and surgery. And, by all means, let’s adhere to the dictates of teachers’ unions that refuse to test teachers for competency and subject-matter knowledge while teaching anti-America revisionist history. Destroy the definitions of long-understood words so that individuals have difficulty in communicating concepts and return to cave-dwelling like hieroglyphics like emojis.

Crime – let’s ignore the rampant slaughter of citizens in our inner cities while disarming law-abiding citizens and de-funding the police who protect us against criminals, crazies, and terrorists. And, while we are at it, let’s release hardened criminals, a large proportion of whom will re-offend, into our communities to resume their criminal activities with relaxed laws on theft and no cash bail policies. Make the police so fearful of making an honest mistake that they withdraw and refuse to engage in proactive policing.

Inflation – let’s continue to spend trillions of dollars on political pork and nonsensical union-controlled projects that never will provide any return on investment and are technically obsolete before half-completed. Let’s flood the system with dollars in a period of inflation while production is curtailed and the unions continue to bollix-up supply chains.

Science – let's ignore scientific findings in favor of a narrative that supports the regime in power. Invent new genders. Turn mathematics from the language of science into the language of privilege, race, and the patriarchy.

Energy – Let’s kill our energy independence and severely cripple reliable, cost-effective energy production. Ignore massive price increases during a period of inflation. Screw homes requiring energy for heating and cooling. And, of course, outlaw the use of abundant, cost-effective natural gas piping in new construction. Let’s kill coal which was at the foundation of our industrial economy.

Media – Can you even imagine a media that is not fixated on Donald Trump and the need to sensationalize everything with click-bait headlines to attract and audience? Or entertainment without a political message?

Politics – Politicize everything. In what universe can you continue to support a president whose cognitive decline is endangering the national security.

I could continue, but it just pisses me off that Americans are so willing to cede historical gains for a dystopian future.

Bottom line…

We are living in a transactional and adversarial environment where we have no friends, only interests, and our friends on one issue may be our enemies on another.

In politics, there are no perfect answers to an imperfect world. And, most often, the reality is that the only choice is the lesser of two evils.

The reality today is that while the GOP lacks answers and has few proactive policy prescriptions, the progressive communist democrats are the proximate cause of the growing evil and dysfunction in America.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

“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


ESG: DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS

ESG-1

ESG is an acronym for Environmental, Social, and Governance, and in my opinion, a construct designed by academic elites to exert political power over our economy and culture with a minimum show of force and coercion.

For those of you who believe that ESG is part of the solution to save the planet, let us consider the fact that it is an instrument of control being implemented, with the assistance of the technology wizards, as a means of controlling the behavior and discontent of Chinese citizens who have lost thousands of years of culture to the Communist Party of China.

Communist China will use a 'social credit score' to rank its citizens and give those with the most favored behavior perks

All of China's 1.4 billion citizens are about to be put under greater scrutiny as the country prepares to launch its 'social credit score' scheme.  The project rates citizens based on their behaviour, and those who do not play by the rules are added to a list that prohibits them from certain luxuries. Fears are growing regarding the ethical implications of scheme, with some questioning the morality of the big-brother culture. The government is likely to use its rapidly growing surveillance network to enforce the system, with some academics growing concerned that it may be manipulated to enforce the ideology of the ruling Communist party. <Source>

Technology-enhanced authoritarian control with global consequences

China’s ‘social credit system’ (SCS)—the use of big-data collection and analysis to monitor, shape and rate behaviour via economic and social processes—doesn’t stop at China’s borders. Social credit regulations are already being used to force businesses to change their language to accommodate the political demands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Analysis of the system is often focused on a ‘credit record’ or a domestic ranking system for individuals; however, the system is much more complicated and expansive than that. It’s part of a complex system of control—being augmented with technology—that’s embedded in the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) strategy of social management and economic development.2 It will affect international businesses and overseas Chinese communities and has the potential to interfere directly in the sovereignty of other nations.

China’s SCS augments the CCP’s existing political control methods. It requires big-data collection and analysis to monitor, shape and rate behaviour. It provides consequences for behaviour by companies and individuals who don’t comply with the expectations of the Chinese party-state. At its core, the system is a tool to control individuals’, companies’ and other entities’ behaviour to conform with the policies, directions and will of the CCP. It combines big-data analytic techniques with pervasive data collection to achieve that purpose.

Social credit supports the CCP’s everyday economic development and social management processes and ideally contributes to problem solving. That doesn’t make social credit less political, less of a security issue or less challenging to civil liberties. Instead, it means that the threats that this new system creates are masked through ambiguity. <Source>

In reality, ESG is Communist China’s social credit system disguised as an environmental solution to a sustainable future…

ESG scores similar to China's social credit system, designed to transform society, think tank director says

Major financial institutions and global organizations are using a corporate scoring system to create a type of social credit system designed to influence behavior and transform society, according to a director at a conservative think tank. Environmental, social and governance, or ESG, scores effectively grade social responsibility for entities ranging from corporations to governments. Factors like reliance on renewable energy sources or the strength of diversity policies can influence ESG scores."The point of it is to transform all of society, not just to transform what happens inside the walls of some big corporation," Justin Haskins, director of the Socialism Research Center and editorial director at the Heartland Institute.  "If you want to transform society through a social credit scoring system, you can do a lot of that through corporations and banks and financial institutions and Wall Street, but at some point, you probably are going to have to apply that to individuals as well."  <Source>

It’s here and a clear and present danger to our Constitution, safety and security, economy, and culture – and your pension!

"The same people who are supposedly using these ESG scores to make sure that they're only doing business with the moral companies, are also doing business with very immoral people like the government of China." BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager and a major advocate for ESG scoring, has significant stake in China. In 2021, for example, it became the first wholly owned mutual fund business in the country, pushing billions of dollars into the world's second-largest economy, according to Reuters. <Source>

Across BlackRock, we provide all our investment teams with data and insights to keep them well informed of sustainability considerations. Each of our investment teams is responsible for implementing ESG approaches in line with its investment mandate and is required to have a formal ESG integration statement to underpin its respective approach. <Source>

Democrats willing to weaponize ESG scores to punish Americans

Top CEOs are abandoning market-based decisions to appease small groups of vocal extremists on the far left who demand they bow down to their “woke” agenda. It includes appeasing climate alarmists, radical transgender activists and abortion fanatics who want to silence the vast majority of everyday Americans.

Just last month, President Biden’s Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a controversial and far-reaching climate disclosure regime for companies, including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores. It’s clear that Biden’s SEC wants companies to force Americans to change their behavior.

It’s not hard to see where it goes from here. By mandating liberal political concerns over fiducial responsibilities to shareholders, we are not far from a world where companies implement personal ESG scores for customers. This could be similar to a credit score, but these companies would be rating a person’s so-called ESG risk instead of rating creditworthiness. <Source>

Bottom line…

With China owning or controlling a significant chunk of America’s infrastructure – not to mention a large number of politicians at the local, state, and federal levels, we are under attack. Primarily from the progressive communist democrats and corporations willing to subvert America to do business in China.

The next time you hear about ESG scores – think Communist China and say hell no!

The question I struggle with is, are we better off with data mining technology controlled by a few partisan oligarchs, or is it time to impose analog-type limits on an increasingly digital world? What I am seeing is a loss of freedom, independence, and resiliency as we become more reliant on the internet and crooked politicians.  We are isolating ourselves as individuals and ceding control to malignant, metastisizing institutions.  We are fast losing our sense of direction as we follow the herd to a shared oblivion in service to faceless bureaucrats and oligarchs. 

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


PHYSICS AND SEXUALITY: QUEER QUARKS OR QUEER SCIENTISTS?

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Using hard science to explain or justify human behavior is often a fool’s game…

My life as a photon

Growing up, I asked a lot of questions. Many of them foretold my future in astronomy: Why is the Sun yellow? Why do the constellations look like that? Why does Jupiter have a spot? My parents answered what they could, and bought me books to answer the rest. But my most frequent question, starting when I was about 5 years old, was why am I a girl? And for that, my parents had no answer. In fact, in the 1990s, in the foothills of the Appalachians, no one did. It was my first encounter with a question that has no simple answer.

[OCS: The fact that Kaitlin’s parents could not answer the question does not mean that there is no answer or a simple answer. Without going into the simplicity of religion or the complexities of biological categorization, perhaps the parents could have pointed to the things that make her different from a boy, such as genitalia, the fact that she usually urinates while sitting down, and when older is capable of creating eggs and giving birth.] 

Over the following years, I learned about relativity, and how in the right circumstances time itself can slow. I learned about quantum mechanics, where anything can happen. Rules were no longer absolute. Things I had accepted as fact were really just approximations of unknowable truths.

[OCS: Using the definitions and concepts used in the hard sciences to inform the social constructs of the social sciences is, indeed, the Pretense of Knowledge described by the Nobel Prize-winning economist  Friedrich A. Hayek. Using the unknowability or mutability of science to justify aberrant human behavior is not acceptable as it lacks the rigor of proof. This does not imply that it is acceptable to discard historical traditions or long-standing norms to justify human actions – whether motivated by conscience, political ideology, or peer pressure.]

In college, I would also hear the word “transgender” for the first time. I would meet queer folks in loving relationships. It was drastically different from my first brush with queerness—an encounter with a slur on a sign wielded by members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who came to my hometown to demonstrate when I was 13. At the end of college, I would realize that I myself am bisexual—attracted to my own gender as well as others, just as gravity draws every single thing in the universe to every other thing. It felt natural, like I had found a lower energy state of existence. Yet I still wasn’t in my ground state.

[OCS: This is bafflegab! As for gravity, any astrophysicist knows that quantum field theory doesn’t work for gravity. As far as I can tell, the author appears to be rejecting “classical” sexuality in favor of “quantum sexuality,” where things are strange, and everything is defined by your feelings of the moment.]

Physics is always evolving, and gender is, too. When we understand that things are more complex than they appear, we learn. When scientists embrace the complexity of the universe, our science can only improve.

[OCS: As far as I can tell, gender is a classification based on two divisions designated as female and male, by which most organisms are classified based on their chromosomes, reproductive organs, and functions. Chromosomal anomalies, genetic mutations, do exist and are treated as medical anomalies. I will leave feelings and the psychology of behavior to the witch doctors who purport to know about such things.]

Kaitlin Rasmussen is a postdoc at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a member of the International Society of Nonbinary Scientists.

SCIENCE • 19 AUGUST 2022 • VOL 377 ISSUE 6608 p. 898 (DOI: 10.1126/science.caredit.ade4593)

Bottom line…

Human sexuality is a personal matter and should remain so. Those who attempt to use sexuality to implement Marxist class warfare are equally despicable as those who try to divide individuals by race.

I regard the author’s work not as a scientific exposition but as an example of the popularization of woke virtual signaling in the academic community. I do not care how the author feels about their sexual orientation or what they do in their private lives. However, I do care that Science Magazine published this drivel, albeit under the classification of “Working Life.”

Hint to the author. You are not a photon on any generally accepted scientific principle.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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