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CITIZENS FOR SANITY!

You are not wrong -- the progressive communist democrats are empowering criminals with no prosecution and no bail policies; and releasing them into our communities where they are likely to re-offend.

This is part of the progressive plan to release criminals until citizens demand an authoritarian regime and a bigger, stronger central government.

Will you be a progressive victim?

Remember this when you vote in the mid-terms!

We are so screwed.

-- stave


“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


BIDEN IS THE DEVIL AND THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS ARE HIS MINIONS

This is the face of the progressive communist democrat party as they move towards totalitarianism…

CLEAR_AND_PRESENT_DANGER

Biden claims he is an “uniter” and a “President for ALL Americans” as he defames and disparages 74+ million American voters.

Biden sounds newly strong alarm: Trumpism menaces democracy

President Joe Biden charged in a prime-time address that the “extreme ideology” of Donald Trump and his adherents “threatens the very foundation of our republic,” as he summoned Americans of all stripes to help counter what he sketched as dark forces within the Republican Party trying to subvert democracy. <Source>

"... There is no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven by, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country,"

"MAGA Republicans do not respect the constitution" "They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election."

"They promote authoritarian leaders and they fan the flames of political violence that are a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country,"

[OCS: This is probably the most demonic, divisive, demagogic, and dangerous speech in the history of the American presidency. As much as the progressive communist democrats point to Donald Trump’s January 6 speech, Trump did not declare half the country to be extremists and a threat to their country.

A classic case of Democrat projection – attributing their demonstrable behavior to their opponents. BTW:  using the U.S. Marines as a prop for a political speech is despicable. A big thumbs up to the heckler who yelled “Fu*k Joe Biden.” Biden is already backtracking and claiming he was only referring to people who embrace violence.]

TODAYS-RANT

You can’t make this up: corrupt Hillary Clinton hyper-partisan political operative placed in charge of disbursing $370 BILLION climate dollars.

President Biden Announces Senior Clean Energy and Climate Team

John Podesta to Serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation;

“We are fortunate that John Podesta will lead our continued innovation and implementation. His deep roots in climate and clean energy policy and his experience at senior levels of government mean we can truly hit the ground running to take advantage of the massive clean energy opportunity in front of us.

John Podesta is the founder and chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Podesta also Chairs the board of ClimateWorks Foundation and serves on the Board of the Climate Jobs National Resource Center. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition team. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta previously served as White House chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016. <Source>

FBI corruption and the hiding of Hunter Biden’s laptop disclosures just got worse.

FBI Agent Canned for Political Bias Put Top Witness Against Bidens on Ice

The more we learn about the Timothy Thibault situation, the worse it looks for the FBI. As RedState originally reported, Thibault was forced out of the FBI recently for political bias, being escorted out by officials at the headquarters. He had been accused of basically burying the Hunter Biden investigation as early as 2019 in an attempt to help get Joe Biden elected president.

Chuck Ross of the Free Beacon has uncovered more, including the fact that Thibault “ran point” in the handling of Tony Bobulinksi. If you don’t remember Bobulinski, he’s the former Hunter Biden associate who alleged that “the big guy” was Joe Biden. According to this latest report, Thibault put Bobulinski, who could have brought the whole corrupt scheme down, on ice. <Source>

[OCS: Bobulinksi, if you remember, directly dealt with the members of the Biden crime family and had “personal knowledge” of its activities – and outed Joe Biden as “the big guy.”]

   Empty folders: carelessness in packing or an FBI set-up to “find” missing documents of their own in the future? 

F.B.I. Found 48 Empty Folders That Had Contained Classified Documents at Trump’s Home

A detailed inventory of items seized in the F.B.I.’s search of Mar-a-Lago raised the question of whether the government had fully recovered the documents or any remained missing.

The F.B.I.’s search of former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida club and residence last month turned up 48 empty folders marked as containing classified information, a newly disclosed court filing shows, raising the question of whether the government had fully recovered the documents or any remain missing.

The filing, a detailed list of items retrieved in the search, was unsealed on Friday as part of the court fight over whether to appoint an independent arbiter to review the materials taken by federal agents when they descended on Mr. Trump’s estate, Mar-a-Lago, on Aug. 8.

Along with the empty folders with classified markings, the F.B.I. discovered 40 more empty folders that said they contained sensitive documents the user should “return to staff secretary/military aide,” according to the inventory. It also said that agents found seven documents marked as “top secret” in Mr. Trump’s office and 11 more in a storage room. <Source>

[OCS: There is no proof that Trump handled the documents in question as his staff usually summarized most of what Trump “read” and the documents themselves could have been returned without the folder. “Sound and fury signifying nothing.”]

   It’s voluntary now. ceding control over your freedom for a few dollars given as “credits.” 

Thousands of Xcel customers locked out of thermostats during 'energy emergency'

22,000 people lost control of temperatures in their homes for hours Tuesday.

During the dog days of summer, it's important to keep your home cool. But when thousands of Xcel customers in Colorado tried adjusting their thermostats Tuesday, they learned they had no control over the temperatures in their own homes.

Xcel confirmed to Contact Denver7 that 22,000 customers who had signed up for the Colorado AC Rewards program were locked out of their smart thermostats for hours on Tuesday.

"It's a voluntary program. Let's remember that this is something that customers choose to be a part of based on the incentives," said Emmett Romine, vice president of customer solutions and innovation at Xcel.

Customers receive a $100 credit for enrolling in the program and $25 annually, but Romine said customers also agree to give up some control to save energy and money and make the system more reliable. <Source>

[OCS: It starts with financial incentives to encourage government-approved behavior. But do you really know the extent of the government’s intrusion and intervention when you agree to those unilateral “terms of service agreements?” Or what a household network could be revealing about your activities? And about those credits, the tab is paid by other ratepayers and the company may be “reimbursed” by government subsidies. It’s hardly free!]

Bottom line...

Biden, a corrupt career, cognitively-impaired manifestation of pure evil who hijacked a sacred memorial to liberty to deliver a historical unprecedented divisive speech. It was the Democrats -- Black Lives Matter and Antifa -- who brought violence to the streets and tried to overthrow the government in Seattle. It was the Democrats who rigged the election and tried to oust a sitting president. It is Obama, an anti-America, anti-White, anti-Semite, and his cadre of communists who control Biden and wrote this speech. They are so afraid of one American, Donald J. Trump, that they have arrayed the government’s forces against him and still can’t defeat him. 

Remember this when you vote for Democrats in 2022 !!!

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


BIDEN DECLARES WAR ON GOP IN PHILADELPHIA SPEECH

Imagine if Joe Biden, a known corrupt plagiarist, lifted parts of George Bush’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People?

Our war on extremeism begins with those who did not vote for me, namely the conservative Republicans, but it does not end there. 

It will not end until every GOP extremeist group of national reach has been found, stopped and defeated. 

Americans are asking, why do they hate us?  They hate what we see right here in this chamber -- a democratically elected government.  Their leaders are self-appointed, placed into office by stealing an election. 

They hate our freedoms -- our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.

They want to overthrow our existing government.

They want to drive Israel out of the Middle East.  They want to drive Christians and Jews out of vast regions of Asia and Africa.

These GOP extremeists vote not merely to end democracy, but to disrupt and end the American way of life. 

With every candidate and electoral atrocity, they hope that America grows fearful, retreating from the truth and forsaking their family and friends to embrace Donald Trump.

They stand against us, because we stand in their way.

We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety.  We have seen their kind before.  They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. 

By refusing to vaccinate on government command they are sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions -- by abandoning every value except the will to power -- they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism.  And they will follow that path all the way, to where it ends:  in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies.

Americans are asking:  How will we fight and win this election?   We will direct every resource at our command -- every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of thuggery -- to the disruption and to the defeat of the GOP extremists.

This election will not be like the election a decade ago, with a decisive victory and a swift conclusion.  It will not look like the election a decade ago, where no ballot boxes were use and few American votes were lost in recounts.. <Actual Bush Speech>

Satire, yes! But many a truth is told in jest.

ACTUAL REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BIDEN ON THE CONTINUED BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE NATION

My fellow Americans, please, if you have a seat, take it.  I speak to you tonight from sacred ground in America: Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This is where America made its Declaration of Independence to the world more than two centuries ago with an idea, unique among nations, that in America, we’re all created equal.

This is where the United States Constitution was written and debated.

This is where we set in motion the most extraordinary experiment of self-government the world has ever known with three simple words: “We, the People.”  “We, the People.”

But first, we must be honest with each other and with ourselves.

Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal.

Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.

Now, I want to be very clear — (applause) — very clear up front: Not every Republican, not even the majority of Republicans, are MAGA Republicans.  Not every Republican embraces their extreme ideology.

I know because I’ve been able to work with these mainstream Republicans.

But there is no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans, and that is a threat to this country.

These are hard things.

But I’m an American President — not the President of red America or blue America, but of all America.

And I believe it is my duty — my duty to level with you, to tell the truth no matter how difficult, no matter how painful.

And here, in my view, is what is true: MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution.  They do not believe in the rule of law.  They do not recognize the will of the people. 

They refuse to accept the results of a free election.  And they’re working right now, as I speak, in state after state to give power to decide elections in America to partisans and cronies, empowering election deniers to undermine democracy itself.

MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards — backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love.

They promote authoritarian leaders, and they fan the flames of political violence that are a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country.

They look at the mob that stormed the United States Capitol on January 6th — brutally attacking law enforcement — not as insurrectionists who placed a dagger to the throat of our democracy, but they look at them as patriots.

And they see their MAGA failure to stop a peaceful transfer of power after the 2020 election as preparation for the 2022 and 2024 elections.

They tried everything last time to nullify the votes of 81 million people.  This time, they’re determined to succeed in thwarting the will of the people.

<Actual Biden Speech>

Here is a piece of shit who has crapped on our Constitution, ignored the rule of law, and rules like a king with his executive orders. He cares nothing about America -- and his drug-addled son is the smartest man he knows.

Trump’s likely response…

Trump-finger

Bottom line…

This isn’t Joe Biden speaking. These are the words of Barack Obama and his cadre of progressive communist democrats speaking through a corrupt, drugged, decrepit demon reading a teleprompter!

I will leave it there as there are no words left to describe true evil and the confrontation ahead.

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


DEMOCRATS DON'T CARE AS LONG AS YOU ARE RED OR DEAD

CA-MED-MANUAL

Once again, progressive communist democrats are recklessly, needlessly, and malignantly inserting themselves into the patient-doctor relationship, and mandating ideology supersede science and best practices.

This bill, which is awaiting the signature of California’s empty-suit Governor, is not only a violation of constitutional free speech and scientific integrity but damages the public’s health by restricting the range of information from a diversity of sources, many equally well-educated and experienced experts with subject matter knowledge who have contradictory opinions.

Killing the notion of a second opinion…

Assembly Bill 2098 would add a section to the “Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts…

AB-2098 Physicians and surgeons: unprofessional conduct

Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons by the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. Existing law requires the applicable board to take action against any licensed physician and surgeon who is charged with unprofessional conduct, as provided.

This bill would designate the dissemination of misinformation or disinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, or “COVID-19,” as unprofessional conduct.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) The global spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, or COVID-19, has claimed the lives of over 6,000,000 people worldwide, including nearly 90,000 Californians.

(b) Data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that unvaccinated individuals are at a risk of dying from COVID-19 that is 11 times greater than those who are fully vaccinated.

(c) The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines have been confirmed through evaluation by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the vaccines continue to undergo intensive safety monitoring by the CDC.

(d) The spread of misinformation and disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines has weakened public confidence and placed lives at serious risk.

(e) Major news outlets have reported that some of the most dangerous propagators of inaccurate information regarding the COVID-19 vaccines are licensed health care professionals.

(f) The Federation of State Medical Boards has released a statement warning that physicians who engage in the dissemination of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation risk losing their medical license, and that physicians have a duty to provide their patients with accurate, science-based information.

(g) In House Resolution No. 74 of the 2021–22 Regular Session, the California State Assembly declared health misinformation to be a public health crisis, and urged the State of California to commit to appropriately combating health misinformation and curbing the spread of falsehoods that threaten the health and safety of Californians.

SECTION 2

Section 2270 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

(a) It shall constitute unprofessional conduct for a physician and surgeon to disseminate misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19, including false or misleading information regarding the nature and risks of the virus, its prevention and treatment; and the development, safety, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) “Board” means the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, as applicable.

(2) “Disinformation” means misinformation that the licensee deliberately disseminated with malicious intent or an intent to mislead.

[OCS:  Much of what was disseminated by the government at the local, state, and federal levels could be classified as disinformation and propaganda as it was specifically designed to mislead individuals and patients to accept sketchy treatments without full informed consent based on the hidden and suppressed statistics of the time. With many statistics being corrupted by the lack of reporting standards (after all these years) or financial incentives that promoted the misdiagnosis of a patient’s condition or death.]

(3) “Disseminate” means the conveyance of information from the licensee to a patient under the licensee’s care in the form of treatment or advice.

(4) “Misinformation” means false information that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus to an extent where its dissemination constitutes gross negligence by the licensee. contrary to the standard of care.

[OCS:  Translation: “contemporary scientific consensus” means “science of the day" as per the narrative of the corrupt ruling regime. Consensus is a political act of conciliation and has nothing to do with science. A single adverse finding can nullify even the most agreed-upon scientific finding. “Standard of care” does not always equate to best practices, but groupthink from a cherry-picked group of (often) political appointees.]

(5) “Physician and surgeon” means a person licensed by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2000).

(c) Section 2314 shall not apply to this section.

SECTION 3

  The provisions of this act are severable. If any provision of this act or its application is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

<Source>

Partisan author with secondary objective?

The bill, which was introduced by hyper-partisan Assembly Member Evan Low (D-28th District), Chairman of the LGBTQ Caucus, could easily be used to suppress the true nature of monkeypox and the fact that it now appears to be a “gay” disease passed by men who have sex with other men.

Is this misinformation or disinformation?

ASSUMPTION: The COVID-19 vaccines significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19, so high universal vaccination rates will prevent outbreaks and end the pandemic.

  • FACT 1: A study of a COVID-19 outbreak in July 2021 published in Eurosurveillance found that “all transmissions between patients and staff occurred between masked and vaccinated individuals, as experienced in an outbreak from Finland.” The authors state that the study “challenges the assumption that high universal vaccination rates will lead to herd immunity and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.”
  • FACT 2: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study of another COVID-19 outbreak in July 2021 found that 74% of cases were fully vaccinated.
  • FACT 3: A Harvard study investigating COVID-19 cases across 68 countries and across 2,947 counties in the U.S. found “no significant signaling of COVID-19 cases decreasing with higher percentages of population fully vaccinated.”

ASSUMPTION: The COVID-19 vaccines prevent death from COVID-19.

  • FACT 4: There is no evidence from clinical trials that any of the vaccines prevent death because they did not have enough statistical power to measure the vaccine’s ability to prevent deaths.4-6 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states, “A larger number of individuals at high risk of COVID-19 and higher attack rates would be needed to confirm efficacy of the vaccine against mortality.”
  • FACT 5: A study of a COVID-19 outbreak in July 2021 published in Eurosurveillance observed that 100% of severe, critical, and fatal cases of COVID-19 occurred in vaccinated individuals.
  • FACT 6: CDC data show mass vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine has had no measurable impact on COVID-19 mortality in the U.S. In the nine months before the introduction of mass vaccination (April 2020 through December 2020), there were about 356,000 COVID-19 deaths. In the nine months after the introduction of mass vaccination, there were 342,000 COVID-19 deaths (January 2021 through September 2021), and 182,000 additional COVID-19 deaths occurred in the four months that followed (October 2021 through January 2022).

ASSUMPTION: For children, being injected with COVID-19 vaccines is safer than being infected with SARS-CoV-2.

  • FACT 7: In the Pfizer clinical trial, there were zero cases of severe COVID-19 in children who did not receive the vaccine. In contrast, for children 5 years or older, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial found that the vaccine causes severe (grade 3) systemic reactions that include fever greater than 102.1° F; vomiting that requires IV hydration; diarrhea of six or more loose stools in 24 hours; and severe fatigue, severe headache, severe muscle pain, or severe joint pain that prevents daily activity.
  • FACT 8: In the clinical trial, a range of 1 in 59 to 1 in 143 vaccinated children 5 to 11 years of age suffered severe systemic reactions within seven days of the second dose. There were 3 to 8 cases of severe systemic reactions observed in the vaccinated group for every 10 cases of non-severe COVID-19 in the unvaccinated group.
  • FACT 9: In the clinical trial, 1 in 9 vaccinated adolescents 12 to 15 years of age suffered severe systemic reactions within seven days of receiving the second dose. There were 7 times more severe systemic reactions observed in the vaccinated group than non-severe COVID-19 cases in the unvaccinated group.
  • FACT 10: The clinical trial also found that 1 in about 1,100 vaccinated children 12 to 15 years of age had a grade 4 systemic reaction (fever greater than 104° F) after the first dose that required an emergency room (ER) visit and withdrawal from the study.

Read more from Physicians for Informed Consent where you can see other footnoted findings that countered “consensus” viewpoints…

  • ASSUMPTION: The COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial was large enough to show safety in children.
  • ASSUMPTION: It’s known that COVID-19 vaccines have no long-term side effects.
  • ASSUMPTION: Booster shots will solve the problem of waning vaccine immunity.
  • ASSUMPTION: There are no known effective treatment or prevention options for COVID-19 except vaccines.
  • ASSUMPTION: People who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 need to get vaccinated because natural immunity is insufficient.
  • ASSUMPTION: Vaccine mandates have been proven to create a safer environment.

Trust us…

FDA expected to authorize new Covid boosters without data from tests in people

The lack of human data means officials likely won’t know how much better the new shots are — if at all — until the fall booster campaign is well underway.

The updated Covid vaccine boosters, a reformulated version targeting the BA.5 omicron subvariant, could be available around Labor Day. They'll be the first Covid shots distributed without results from human trials. Does that matter?

Because the Biden administration has pushed for a fall booster campaign to begin in September, the mRNA vaccine-makers Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have only had time to test the reformulated shots in mice, not people. That means the Food and Drug Administration is relying on the mice trial data — plus human trial results from a similar vaccine that targets the original omicron strain, called BA.1 — to evaluate the new shots, according to a recent tweet from the FDA commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf.

That could be a potentially risky bet, experts say, if the shots don’t work as well as hoped. <Source>

Would this qualify as mis/dis-information if your personal physician said “don’t take the jab?”

Whoops! 

BREAKING: Landmark First Peer-Reviewed Study on Pfizer and Moderna Covid Vaccines Confirms 'Excess Risk' of Adverse Side Effects 

"In the Pfizer trial, the excess risk of serious AESIs [Adverse Event of Special Interest] (10.1 per 10,000) was higher than the risk reduction for COVID-19 hospitalization relative to the placebo group"...

A landmark peer-reviewed study appears to be the first of its kind to provide hard data on the "excess risk" of adverse side effects of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in an independent randomized control trial.

The results of the accepted scientific study confirm that the concerns that many patients had about the mRNA vaccines were well-founded.

"In the Moderna trial, the excess risk of serious AESIs (15.1 per 10,000 participants) was higher than the risk reduction for COVID-19 hospitalization relative to the placebo group (6.4 per 10,000 participants)," the study found.

"In the Pfizer trial, the excess risk of serious AESIs (10.1 per 10,000) was higher than the risk reduction for COVID-19 hospitalization relative to the placebo group (2.3 per 10,000 participants)," the study added.

The study was published on ScienceDirect on August 31, 2022. The authors include researchers from Stanford University, the University of Maryland, and UCLA. <Source>

They don't want you to know the truth...

BREAKING: Biden admin held weekly censorship meetings with social media giants to suppress COVID and vaccine speech

Federal officials in the Biden administration secretly conspired and communicated with social media companies to censor and suppress Americans' private speech. This is revealed in a new lawsuit brought in a joint effort by The New Civil Liberties Alliance, the Attorney General of Missouri, and the Attorney General of Louisiana against the President of the United States. The suit is brought under the first amendment right to freedom of speech. The lawsuit seeks to identify among other things "all meetings with any Social-Media Platform relating to Content Modulation and/or Misinformation."

They targeted people who were sharing their own stories and experiences. "News and reports of severe vaccine side effects included both first- and secondhand reports in Groups, with users sharing photos and video related to their own experiences. Highly engaged Page posts contained some news reports of bad side effects, but also included content meant to educate the public."

The government officials and social media platforms worked together to remove "misinformation" reported from women about peculiarities in their menstrual cycle after taking the Covid vaccine. It was later confirmed that the vaccine did have an impact on menstruation. <Source>

Bottom line…

Regarding my health, I want my physicians to give me their honest opinion, not some corrupt regime-promoted propaganda.

We now know:

(1) Dr. Anthony Fauci, lead member of the COVID Response Team and chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, provided materially false and contradictory information during the pandemic. In essence, he was a partisan bureaucratic regime shill promoting a political narrative with certitude and what appears to be faked sincerity --  given what we now know about testing, clinical trials, vicious life-altering side effects, masking, lockdowns, and the suppression of cheap therapeutics which have helped large numbers of people.

(2)  We now know that extreme risk was limited to seniors, the obese, and those with chronic diseases and co-morbidities. And forcing younger individuals to take the vaccine may have flipped the risk/reward ratio.

(3)  We now know that a portion of the medical community put politics over patient care and did not push back against policies and protocols that may have been harmful to specific individuals. (e.g., intubation and ventilators leading to death)

(4)  We now know that the efficacy of the vaccines was not as described and that what was described as a “vaccine” was a genetic therapeutic that did not offer vaccine-level immunity.

And most of all, we now know the politicians and their partisan physicians screwed us.

-- 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


ADAM SCHIFF: BUG-EYED BURBANK BOLSHEVIK

Today I am hot and bothered, and not because our temperature is 106o

I received another fundraising email from bug-eyed Burbank Bolshevik Adam Schiff, a liar, leaker, and despicable person who represents a clear and present danger to our national security as he Chairs the  United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

ADAM-SCHIFF-LOGO-2

Do you remember all of those high-minded corporate pledges not to fund insurrectionist Republicans after the Capitol insurrection, Stephen?

[OCS: The riot at the Capitol complex was far from an insurrection. With new revelations continuing to surface, it appears to be a false flag operation ginned up by the Democrats to create chaos and confusion to avoid electoral challenges to alternative slates of electors challenging the validity of state certification of the 2020 election. It also appears to be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Benghazi moment as she stonewalls the production of documents and call logs detailing communications between her office and various entities charged with protecting the Capitol complex.

As for “high-minded,” perhaps a better term would be virtual signaling sycophants.]

They were short-lived.

Just a year after the January 6 riot at the Capitol, 717 companies and industry groups had given more than $18 million to 143 of the 147 Republicans in Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 election.

[OCS: I was unaware of any congressional legislation or vote to overturn the 2020 election since the only mechanism for constitutional challenges lies with the individual state certifications of the vote, the electoral college procedures, and ultimately, the elector challenge process during the procedural vote count in Congress. The very challenge process that was impacted by the so-called Capitol riot.

As for contributing more than $18 million to Republicans, the amount pales next to the money donated to the domestic terrorist group known as Black Lives Matter – a group that promoted murder and mayhem and was mostly responsible for over $2 billion in public and private property damage.]

We fund our campaign differently than those Republicansyour contributions to emails like this one are how we raise most of the money we use to take on MAGA Republicans and defeat them.

[OCS: This is an outright lie. Both parties use the very same fundraising methods, practices, and procedures – relying on large contributions from special interest organizations and individuals. In the case of the Democrats, billions of union money that is almost always 95% or more donated to Democrat causes.]

With our August fundraising deadline just 24 hours away, will you pitch in $10 to my campaign to help defend our 4-seat House majority from Kevin McCarthy and this insurrectionist Republican Party?

[OCS: It would take 100,000 individual contributions to donate just one million dollars that might come from a single special interest.]

Thanks for adding your support — it truly means so much.

— Adam

Bottom line…

Business as usual.

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


WHY YOU MUST HOLD YOUR NOSE AND VOTE FOR REPUBLICANS

Ignore the distractions…

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  • Donald Trump is not on the ballot.
  • The FBI is not on the ballot.
  • Classified documents are not on the ballot.
  • The stolen election is not on the ballot.

Your life, your health, your job, your retirement, and your children’s future are on the ballot!

vote republican
they may not have the answers -- but they do not actively create problems

Since January 21, 2020, the democrats have created...

  • high inflation and higher taxes
  • stagnating economy
  • no consequences for violating the law
  • exploding crime rates
  • open borders
  • military weakness
  • depleted social safety net reserves
  • fewer entry-level jobs
  • deterioration of education
  • increasing sexualization of children
  • radical cultural transformation

Bottom line...

What more can I say other than 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


TRUMP'S SELF-PROMOTION IS DAMAGING THE GOP

With every bit of news demonstrating a Democrat conspiracy to interfere with a presidential election, Trump seems to be re-energized and bizarrely demands a judicial coronation or an electoral do-over.

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Facts…

(1)  You cannot prove a counterfactual like “If nefarious actors in the Democrat sphere of influence hadn’t altered election laws, committed massive election fraud, and suppressed news about Hunter Biden’s laptop, Donald Trump would have been elected President of the United States, and America would have been a different place. No matter how logical or probable this sounds, it cannot be conclusively proven to a certainty.

(2)  Other than the Electoral College procedures and the proper challenge of electors in a joint congressional session, there is no legal means to challenge the outcome of an election. That the Democrats may have created a false flag operation to interfere with the legitimate consideration of alternate electives is not dispositive of an alternative outcome. Even if election results were decertified and electors were withdrawn at this point in time, there is no way to implement a constitutional remedy – even if Congress were to be empowered to vote on the matter.

(3)  That numerous court cases were dismissed for lack of standing, timing, or procedural issues likewise is not dispositive as to an alternative election outcome as the Courts do not have the constitutional authority to overturn a presidential election or order a new election.

(4) No constitutional authority exists to nullify an election, remove a sitting president and his administration from office, and hold another interim election. Outside of death and Twenty-fifth Amendment incapacitation, Biden will remain the President of the United States.

(5)  Trump is materially damaging the GOP and jeopardizing the 2022 midterm elections by making everything about Trump and giving the Democrats a target to campaign against rather than their horrific record and the rapid, disastrous decline of the United States, militarily, economically, culturally, and constitutionally.

Bottom line…

There is no guarantee that the GOP will take both the Senate and the House. It would be better if Trump concentrated on highlighting the failure of the Democrats and the damage caused to the United States by constantly screaming, “look at me, look at me!”

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


THE PROBLEM AT THE FEDERAL RESERVE: COLOR OVER COMPETENCE

The fundamental truth about the privately-owned Federal Reserve…

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Imagine the decision-making powerhouse if you could use affirmative action to staff the Fed with queer black females.

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Fed tackles inflation with its most diverse leadership ever

When Diane Swonk first attended the Federal Reserve’s annual economic conference in Jackson Hole in the late 1990s, there was a happy hour for women who attended the event. It barely filled a single table.

Now, the “Women at Jackson Hole” happy hour draws dozens of female economists and high-level decision-makers, from the United States and overseas.

“I’m just glad that now there’s a line for the ladies’ room,” said Swonk, a longtime Fed watcher who is chief economist for the accounting giant KPMG.

[OCS: I am unaware of any economic theory containing color, penises, and vaginas in equations or a decision matrix.]

It’s not just at Jackson Hole but also in the Fed’s boardroom where its leadership has become its most diverse ever. There are more female, Black and openly gay officials contributing to the central bank’s interest-rate decisions than at any time in its 109-year history. Many are also far less wealthy than the officials they have replaced.

[OCS: Selecting Federal Reserve leaders by their intersectional identities does not produce better decisions as each of these individuals tends to look through the prism of their own identity and skew decision-making towards pandering to that identity. We cannot run an economy based on the poorest and most disadvantaged but on those who are the best and brightest – with a rising tide lifting all boats. As for being less wealthy, it is a temporary condition remedied by trades on insider information and access to investments not available to the rest of us. With financial institutions paying outsize speaking fees, first-class expenses, and gratuities for a canned dose of economic doublespeak.]

Over time, economists say, a wider range of voices will deepen the Fed’s perspective as it weighs the consequences of raising or lowering rates. It may also help diversify a profession that historically hasn’t been seen as particularly welcoming to women and minorities.

“Broadly, that’s helpful,” said William English, a former senior economist at the Fed who teaches at the Yale School of Management. “There’s evidence that diverse groups make better decisions.” <Source>

[OCS: Competence and understanding drive better decisions, not diversity and posturing.]

 

It's not magic...

FedwatcherLook for rates to be raised between 75-basis points and 100-basis points in the next Fed session. Or if they are more aggressive between 125-basis points and 150-basis points. The next meeting will be held on September 20-21 and is likely to be influenced by the upcoming midterm elections on November 8. 2022.

Bottom line…

Unfortunately, politicians nominate individuals to pander to their core constituencies, with competence an afterthought as an unexpected bonus.

Our economy is driven by supply and demand -- and the classic definition of inflation is too much money chasing too few goods.

We have a supply problem.

Yet you do not hear the Fed screaming about the amount of money being artificially created and pumped into the economy by profligate congressional spending, primarily targeted at special interests who can provide campaign funding and support.

Nor did they say much about paying extended unemployment benefits and Covid relief payments in excess of a worker’s wages. Why work to produce goods and offer services when you can take a government-paid vacation?

I heard nothing about the unions that were bolixing up the supply chains. Or the government killing the energy sector.

So why are the Fed asswipes hiking rates to curtail demand when they should be curtailing spending and lowering taxes to increase supply?

Simple answer: they are primarily progressive communist democrats who are isolated and immune from the consequences of their actions. And, of course, they are owned by financial institutions that profit from inflation and their ability to buy distressed assets with cheap inflationary dollars.

I cannot remember when the Fed told the American public the truth: inflation is another tax on the consumer as their purchasing power declines. Or a more elemental truth that somebody always pays the debt – if not the borrower, then the creditor, and in the final analysis, the consumer/taxpayer.

As for global affairs, it is our sanctions causing Europe’s energy crisis, and it will be the American taxpayer who foots the bill. Why are we sending billions of dollars to corrupt Oligarchs in Ukraine, one of the most corrupt nations outside of Africa? 

By the way, can you name another country that taxes its citizens to ship free money to other nations, even those hostile to America? And before you say China, they demand collateral and foreclose on unpaid loans!

The idea we need a woman, a gay person, a trans person, and a pedophile to generate effective monetary policy is ludicrous and insane.

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


THE GOP IS WITHOUT DIRECTION

Without using platitudes, tell me what the GOP plans in response to the Biden Administration’s continuing destruction of America.

  • Plans for fighting inflation and outrageous prices at the gas pumps and in grocery stores?
  • Plans for combatting profligate congressional spending?
  • Plans for dealing with an open Southern Border and an unchecked invasion of illegal aliens?
  • Plans for fighting rampant crime and a judicial system releasing criminals, many repeat offenders, into our communities?
  • Plans to reverse the destruction of our energy industry?

What are our feckless leaders telling us?

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McConnell would rather have another two years of a Democrat-controlled Senate where he’s party leader than a Republican-controlled one where he’s not. <Source>

Bottom line…

I am tired of hearing about Donald Trump as if he were the magic answer to all things -- the sound and fury signifying nothing.

We are not fighting against a corrupt Joe Biden and a cadre of progressive communist democrats. We are fighting a media-generated ghost with no tangible substance.

Can we retake the House and Senate because we say we are different than Democrats, or should we have to prove we are worthy of a vote?

We probably will take the House, and I am not so sure about the Senate.

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


HOW A CONSERVATIVE CAN TALK TO A PROGRESSIVE

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My first blog post noted my frustration with political discourse, which hasn’t improved over time.

Therefore, I have switched sides, linguistically speaking. I now talk to the opposition using their own words, definitions, and rules. With any luck, they shake their heads in agreement and walk away – which is my desired outcome.

So, today, I thought I would “share” (how I hate that word) my wisdom with those similarly situated and suffering.

The Basic rules…

(1)  Forget logic and common sense, always appeal to emotion. The more emotional they get, the more irrational they become.

(2)  Make it about how you feel, which is an irrefutable “fact.”

(3)  Start the conversation with an accusation to put them on the defensive. If you master the art of using Judeo-Christian guilt, so much the better.

(4)  Never use the linguistic construct, “yes, but…” as it is a sign of weakness. Just change the topic without pause as if the matter is already settled.

(5)  Construct your word salad from the spin-tested magic control words used by progressives.

(6)  Feel free to change definitions at will, even if they are upside-down, opposite, and Orwellian. Label anything you dislike as "hate speech" or "fake news."

(7)  Abandon the concept of shame, even if you appear to be incoherent. It doesn’t bother President Biden -- and he is the leader of the free world.

(8) Study “role models.” I suggest Pete Buttigieg who is able to talk for long periods of time without saying anything. Or Kamala Harris whose is a master of the word salad, repetition, and the circular sentence.

(9)  Forget about Saul Alinsky and worship former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan who famously said, “I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant,” and “I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you’ve probably misunderstood what I said.”

(10)  This is the most important rule. Never get upset or stressed – it’s bad for your health and “they” want you to die sooner than later as your part in saving the planet.

The magic “control words” used by progressive communist democrats to stifle or stop the conversation…

  • ableism, ableist
  • activism
  • ageism, ageist
  • anti-gay
  • anti-Semite, anti-Semitic, anti-Semitism
  • bias
  • colonialist
  • cultural appropriation
  • decolonize
  • disparities
  • diversity
  • environmental justice
  • equity
  • fairness
  • fatism, fatphobia
  • gender discrimination, gender pronouns, gender-neutral
  • hate speech
  • homophobia, homophobic
  • implicit bias
  • inclusion
  • indigenous
  • inequality
  • intersectionality
  • Islamophobia, Islamophobic
  • marginalized
  • micro-aggressions
  • misogyny
  • patriarchy
  • racial justice, racism, racist, racists
  • safe space
  • sexism, sexist
  • social justice
  • stereotypes
  • transphobia, transphobic
  • underrepresented
  • white privilege
  • white supremacy
  • xenophobia

Caveat...

"Classical liberalism is a political and economic ideology that advocates the protection of civil liberties and laissez-faire economic freedom by limiting the power of the central government." It should not be confused with modern social liberalism, which "differs from classical liberalism in two main areas: individual liberty and the role of government in society."  The modern social liberal believes that individual liberty should defer to the needs of the collective and that a strong central government is required for the benefit of society. The most detrimental belief of the modern social liberal is that the ends justify the means, whether fair or foul.

The other major differentiation is that classical liberals are willing to engage in a dialogue to explore their similarities and differences with their counterparts in society with honesty and without rancor. No gratuitous personal attacks and shouting down the opposition. 

As an example, consider JB Fred Eberlein, the author of "The 90-Degree Turn: Remaking Federal Government - from big, bulky, and misguided to lean, decentralized, and relevant." While we can disagree about many things, mostly about methodology and implementations, we both agree that our government is out of control and in need of reform. Against that basic agreement, we can explore the subject and learn from each other. 

Bottom line…

When the opposition begins screaming, you are 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