Friday, July 23, 2021

Eric Clapton Says He Won't Play At Shows Where COVID-19 Vaccination Proof Is Required

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Authored by Isabel van Brugen via The Epoch Times,

Eric Clapton said on Wednesday that he will refuse to perform at venues where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required, after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the introduction of vaccine passports from September for certain events and venues.

“Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honour bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show,” the musician said in a statement shared on architect and film producer Robin Monotti Graziadei’s Telegram account.

Johnson on Monday announced that English nightclubs and venues with large crowds will require evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entry from the end of September. His announcement came on England’s “freedom day,” which saw the lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions.

“If we don’t do it now we’ve got to ask ourselves, when will we ever do it?” Johnson said of ending over a year of lockdown restrictions in the country. “This is the right moment but we’ve got to do it cautiously. We’ve got to remember that this virus is sadly still out there.”

“I would remind everybody that some of life’s most important pleasures and opportunities are likely to be increasingly dependent on vaccination,” Johnson said.

“There are already countries that require you to be double jabbed as a condition of quarantine-free travel, and that list seems likely to grow. And we are also concerned—as they are in other countries—by the continuing risk posed by nightclubs.

His decision to roll out vaccine passes from the UK’s National Health Service for certain venues came after authorities in countries such as Israel and the Netherlands were forced to close nightclubs following large CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus clusters linked to their reopening.

Clapton previously said he had a “disastrous” experience with the AstraZeneca vaccine, and blamed “propaganda” for pushing the two-dose experimental vaccine on him.

“I took the first jab of AZ [AstraZeneca] and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days, I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one,” Clapton wrote in a statement in May.

“About six weeks later I was offered and took the second AZ shot, but with a little more knowledge of the dangers. Needless to say the reactions were disastrous, my hands and feet were either frozen, numb, or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again, (I suffer with peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle). But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone.”

Last month, Europe’s drug regulator, European Medicines Agency’s (EMA), identified a rare blood condition known as Vaxzevria as a potential side effect of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. It urged those who previously had the capillary leak syndrome against receiving the shot.

In April, the vaccine was associated with very rare and potentially lethal cases of blood clotting that come with a low platelet count.

The World Heath Organization said in March that “the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh its risks and recommends that vaccinations continue.”

According to Rolling Stone magazine, Clapton does not have any shows scheduled in the United Kingdom until May 2022. The musician has upcoming shows in North America this September.

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49 fully vaccinated people in New Jersey have died from COVID-19



Forty-nine fully vaccinated individuals in New Jersey have passed away from COVID-19 through July 12, Garden State health officials informed NJ Advance Media on Wednesday.

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"Hold Gold As Insurance" - Stockman Warns 'Reset' Means "A Crash Of Epic Proportions"

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"Hold Gold As Insurance" - Stockman Warns 'Reset' Means "A Crash Of Epic Proportions"

Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com,

Reagan White House Budget Director and best-selling author David Stockman says, “This is not the time to be invested in the markets..."

"A reset is just a pleasant name or a clinical name for a crash of epic proportions, which we will have because the markets are so inflated.  There are trillions of dollars that are at risk.  To put a dimension on this thing or a way of sizing this, is we have a $60 trillion bubble on the balance sheets of 130 million people in American society, but especially in the top 5% to 10% that own a huge share of the assets...

I have no thought about how big the correction will be, but if it were just back to the norm... it would be a $60 trillion correction, and that is a pretty big hole in the bucket.

 If $60 trillion disappears (out of the U.S. economy), it changes everything.  It turns the financial system and economic reality upside down.

How did things get so perilous in the economy? 

Stockman says look no further than Washington D.C. and the Fed.  Stockman explains,

When central banks start to inflate like crazy, you first inflate financial assets.  It eventually works its way into goods and services, and that’s where we are now. 

You get the second stage of inflation as well.  There has never been a small group of government officials, unelected at that, who have done more damage, more wanton harm to the economy and to the lives of ordinary people than (Fed Head) Powell and his merry band of mad money printers.  This is really an outrage. 

I say these people are damn near criminally incompetent given what they say about the world, which is totally wrong, given what they’re doing, this massive money printing, which is totally unjustified. . .”

Stockman thinks there will be a “50% to 75% correction in the financial markets.”  Stockman contends,

“The only asset that has held its value over time is gold.”  Stockman recommends everybody should be holding some gold as insurance against the coming “reset.”

In closing, Stockman warns, “Preserve your assets..."

"This is the last moment in time to be greedy or aggressive or to be overly optimistic about the future.  The future is being driven by the policy makers ...

The whole system is being run by Washington.  The Federal Reserve totally dominates the financial markets... The Fed has printed $6.5 billion a day for the past 688 days...

They have printed more money in the last 688 days than the Fed did in the first century of its existence.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with best-selling author and financial expert David Stockman 7.21.21.  (There is much more in the 45 minute interview.)

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White House Plans More Assistance For Troubled Mortgage Borrowers At Risk Of Foreclosure

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A national foreclosure ban extended by the Biden Administration is set to expire one week from today. And in an effort to prevent a wave of foreclosures that would risk capsizing America's red-hot housing market, the Administration has devised a new program designed to offer more relief to homeowners who still can't afford their mortgage payments (typically, because their household income has yet to recover), WSJ reports.

Presently, homeowners are allowed to skip monthly payments for up to 18 months with no penalty (on the understanding they make them up later). But for borrowers who opted into the plan early in the pandemic, the relief will expire later this year (while banks will be allowed to resume foreclosures as of July 31).

That so many American borrowers need this assistance - which at best will function as a kind of band-aid, since borrowers will still need to make good on their debts - is a reminder that the torrid advance in home prices across the US might be vulnerable to a 2007-style reversal.

The Administration's planned changes aim to reduce monthly payments for borrowers by up to 25%, which is intended to align with modification options offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

According to mortgage-data firm Black Knight, the vast majority of 1.55MM American homeowners who are seriously delinquent (meaning they haven't made mortgage payments in 90 days) are in active forebearance. This represents nearly 3% of the 53MM active American mortgages (down from a high of 4.4% last fall).

Without the new Biden Administration program, the housing market would soon be rocked by a wave of roughly 1MM foreclosures. This could create problems for the mortgage-backed security market, one-third of which is owned by the Fed. It could also send housing prices (especially in certain foreclosure-heavy markets) into a tailspin, which in turn would place pressure on lenders and borrowers alike.

Fortunately, most of the borrowers who are still postponing their payments have federally-backed FHA loans (typically available to lower-income borrowers) which means the White House can easily intervene.

To try and legitimize this, WSJ concludes with a reference to academic "studies" showing that deferring payments and reducing interest payments by extending the term of the mortgage are effective ways of aiding troubled borrowers. But at the end of the day, many will still be left shouldering a massive debt burden that they can no longer afford.

In which case, the day of reckoning may be delayed, but it can't be avoided entirely.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Kids' suicide, mental health hospitalizations spiked amid COVID lockdowns, research finds

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University of California San Francisco's COVID response director fears strict protocols in reopened schools will continue mental health problems in children.

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Family Research Council decries YouTube censorship of discussion on whether schools should vaccinate children without parental knowledge or consent



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Horowitz: Data from India continues to blow up the ‘Delta’ fear narrative



Rather than proving the need to sow more panic, fear, and control over people, the story from India — the source of the "Delta" variant — continues to refute every current premise of COVID fascism.

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Coronavirus in Israel: What do we know about the 143 hospitalized people?



Some 143 Israelis were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Wednesday at 12 p.m., according to the Health Ministry - 58% of them were vaccinated, 39% were not and 3% were partially vaccinated, meaning they had taken one dose or a full week had not passed since their second shot.

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A Question of Timing

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Guest Post by Jeff Thomas

Economic Collapse

France, 1788.    Russia, 1916.    Germany, 1937.

These dates have something in common. In France in 1788, political conditions had been getting questionable, but there was no apparent need to panic. That came the following year, with the sudden outbreak of the French Revolution. From that point on, it was dangerous even to go out in the streets of Paris. So many people had become enraged, that even if you were not a member of the aristocracy, you could easily become collateral damage.

And so, it would have been wise if, in 1788, you had decided to pack your bags and remove yourself from the epicentre of what was developing.

Similarly, in 1916, Russia was at war with the Germans, and the populace was becoming increasingly vocal about the state of the economy. Yet, even the czar believed that the people simply had to accept the situation and muddle through.

A year later, soldiers were deserting, a host of political wannabes were vying for power and anyone who simply wanted to be left alone to run his own life was now afraid to go out on the streets.

And of course, in Germany, prior to Kristallnacht in November of 1938, all the warnings were there that the country was beginning to unravel, but virtually everyone assumed that, somehow, things would be all right.

A year later, Germany was at war with five nations and had invaded three others. People were being rounded up, imprisoned and/or shot. Those who sought to get out of Germany found that they were no longer allowed to do so.

And history is full of similar cases. In hindsight, the warning signs have always been there: an increasingly autocratic government, increasingly volatile and irrational political struggles, mounting debt, increased taxation, a declining economy and the removal of basic freedoms “for the greater good.”

In 1929, if you lived in the US, you might have just paid $2,735 for a new Packard Custom 8 Roadster – a means of showing off your recent gains in the stock market. A year later, you might well have offered it for sale for only $100, as, for all your previous price offers, there were no takers. And you, like they, had been wiped out in the crash, and $100 meant the difference between eating and not eating.

In 1958, you might have been enjoying a daiquiri at El Floridita in Havana and joking to friends about ‘las barbudas’ – the tiny rebel force hiding in the Sierra Madre. A year later, the joking had ended and private businesses like El Floridita had been nationalized by the new government.

For millennia, the playbook has been the same. Countries that had been wonderful to live in, began to deteriorate from within, and the great majority of residents had failed to read the tea leaves – the warning signs that, in the future, conditions were not going to get better; they were going to get worse.

But why should this be so?

Well, in 1787, in the midst of the Scottish Enlightenment that gave rise to Adam Smith, economist and historian Alexander Tytler is credited as having said:

A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

He further noted that the latter stages of any such decline are marked, first, by complacency, then by apathy. The final stage is invariably one of bondage.

In some cases of collapse, the country is taken over by an outside force, but invariably, as stated above, the rot always starts from within. It’s simply human nature for the majority of any population, when passing through challenging times, to fall prey to promises that, somehow, a change in the form of government can and will result in the elimination of problematic conditions.

But how do those who make such claims sell their ideas? Do they suggest that everyone should work harder and practice a greater level of abnegation?

Well, no. Although such people may exist and may even become outspoken, they are, historically, never the individuals whom the majority of the population follow. Invariably, the majority (having become complacent and pathetic), choose those who promise to take from one group and share the spoils amongst those who are less productive.

As illogical as this promise is, most people, even if they doubt the reality of the claim, tend to think, “Well, it couldn’t be any worse. I might get something, so let’s give it a try.”

A very simple case in point is the Bahamas election of 1967, in which Bahamians elected their first ‘man of the people’ as their premier. Under his rhetoric of ‘Bahamas for Bahamians,’ he promised the large underclass of Bahamians that he would take the top jobs away from the British bankers and other business leaders and that the spoils would go to the average Bahamian.

Of particular interest were the luxury vehicles driven by successful businessmen. Bahamians in their thousands imagined that the senior staff in banks would be fired, that they themselves would be given the jobs… and the fancy Jaguar Saloons.

And that did happen to some extent. Those who were loyal to Prime Minister Lynden Pindling did move up to management positions overnight – positions for which they were not qualified. Not surprisingly, they were unable to learn decades of knowledge overnight. They subsequently either lost their new jobs, or the banks lost business on a massive scale.

And the Jaguars? Well, it turned out that there were thousands of Bahamians for every Jaguar that existed, and for 99.9%, there would be no previously imagined spoils.

Instead, their lives soon headed south in the coming months and years, as wealth flowed away from the Bahamas, most of it never to return.

In other countries the details have often been quite a bit more complex, but the scenario and the outcome have been the same.

Once the warning signs begin to appear, it’s important to remember that, historically, the process never reverses itself. An apathetic population is not one that will suddenly decide to roll up its sleeves and get the country, once again, on a productive footing.

Invariably, the population jumps on the toboggan of empty promises and rides it downhill until it reaches the economic bottom.

And so, circumventing such a situation becomes a question of timing. When it becomes clear that the telltale signs are reappearing once again, those who are wise will acknowledge that the sands are running out and it’s time to move on.

The signs tend to be the same in any locale, in any era. They’re quite easy to see. The difficult part is choosing to make an exit whilst it’s still easy to do so.

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, there’s little any individual can practically do to change the trajectory of broke governments in need of more cash. There are still steps you can take to ensure you survive the turmoil with your money intact.

That’s precisely why bestselling author Doug Casey and his colleagues just released an urgent new PDF report that explains what could come next and what you can do about it. Click here to download it now.



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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Twitter shut me down for sharing a historical fact. Really

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On Tuesday morning, when I went to use my Twitter account, I was greeted by a different screen than normal. It contained one single tweet of mine, beneath which was a large red button labeled "Remove." I had violated Twitter guidelines, because of which I was blocked from using my account. The two options were to remove the offending tweet or to appeal. I chose to appeal.

To give the relevant background, over the weekend, I had posted a comment on both Twitter and Facebook, saying, "To those who are outraged over the fact that many Americans still choose not to be vaccinated, do you honestly believe that if those people were convinced the vaccines were perfectly safe in the long term and would save lives that most of them would not be vaccinated immediately?" (This is the Facebook link; I would give you the Twitter link except that, well, I can't, since I'm blocked from accessing my account.)

I had first posted the comment on Twitter, where it generated a lively discussion, after which my wife, Nancy, said to me, "You should post it on Facebook and see what happens."

She suggested this because she has noticed how Facebook has largely strangled the distribution of my articles and posts on cultural and political topics, to the point that we've seen a reduction of as much as 90% (if not more at times).

What would happen, she wondered, if I posted this same comment on Facebook?

To our pleasant surprise, the post generated about 1,400 likes and 1,200 comments and, to this moment, it has not been removed. (Of course, the ubiquitous Facebook public service announcement is attached to the post: "Visit the COVID-19 Information Center for vaccine resources. Get Vaccine Info.")

I also made my own public position clear on Facebook: "For the record, I have encouraged everyone to do the research and make informed decisions for themselves. I have not advocated a particular position for others to take."

Back over at Twitter, a pastor with the last name Mather, making him a distant descendant of the early American Christian leader Cotton Mather (1663-1728), responded to my tweet. He pointed out that Cotton Mather believed in the integration of science and faith, getting vaccinated himself. (I would supply the direct quote with a link to the tweet except that, well, I can't, since I can't access my account.)

In response I tweeted, "@jjmather Interestingly, Jonathan Edwards died in 1758 as a result of the smallpox vaccine he received."

That was it. Nothing about COVID (obviously). Nothing about vaccines today. No misinformation. No conspiracy theories. Nothing in violation of Twitter guidelines at all. Not a word.

I simply related an interesting and relevant historical fact in response to the comment about Cotton Mather. (To be specific, Edwards died of a small pox inoculation rather than vaccine. As explained on the Historical Horizons website, "Edwards embraced the new science of his day, especially new techniques being used to combat diseases. When small pox swept into Princeton, New Jersey during the winter of 1757-58, Edwards, the local college's newly minted president, got a shot from a reputable doctor. Thirty-seven days later Jonathan Edwards was dead from the shot." And, "Actually it was not a shot. The accepted procedure involved rubbing matter removed from a pustule into a small incision made between the thumb and index finger.")

What, then, was my crime?

Clicking on the link provided by Twitter, I was directed to a page explaining that, among many other potential violations, posting misleading information about COVID-19 was a violation of Twitter policy. When I clicked on the link supplying more detailed information, I was brought to this page, stating, "As the global community faces the COVID-19 pandemic together, Twitter is helping people find reliable information, connect with others, and follow what's happening in real time."

There, under the heading, "Protecting the public conversation," the following nine bulleted items were listed:

  • Clarifying how we assess misleading information
  • Updating our approach to misleading information
  • Broadening our guidance on unverified claims
  • Our ads policy for COVID-19
  • Broadening our definition of "harm"
  • An update on our content moderation work
  • Automated technology and what to expect if you file a report
  • Additional triage, quality assurance, and ongoing review of Twitter's rules
  • Our zero-tolerance approach to platform manipulation

Can anyone tell me how posting a factual comment about the death of Jonathan Edwards in 1758 is in violation of any of these terms? Would any rational human being assume that I was saying, "I'm warning you not to get the COVID vaccine in 2021 seeing that Edwards died 263 years ago from a failed vaccination attempt"? (Does anyone think that medicine and technology have not advanced dramatically since 1758?)

But today, it appears that even posting historical facts that are deemed inconvenient is a challenge to Big Tech's iron grip.

Perhaps the cause of Edwards' death will now be scrubbed from our history books too. (The History Extra website ran an April 2020 article titled, "Rewriting the past: the history that inspired Orwell's '1984.'")

Because I only have 42,800 Twitter followers, it was not urgent that I was able to access my account again. And so, for sake of principle (and as a teachable moment), I chose to appeal the ruling. (As I write, about 12 hours later, there has been no response from Twitter, other than to acknowledge my appeal.)

That being said, because the tweet in itself was not vitally important to me, should Twitter drag its feet in responding, I'll likely remove the tweet and reactivate my account. For me, this tweet is not a hill worth dying on.

But unless Twitter fails to apologize to me in writing, saying that this was an error on their account, we now have yet another example of the degree to which dangerous lines are being crossed.

Not only are dissenting opinions not welcome. Inconvenient historical facts are banned as well.

To quote Orwell's "1984," "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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U.S. Surgeon General, Rockefeller Foundation Announce Big Initiatives to Address ‘Urgent Threat’ of Vaccine Misinformation

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Via Children’s Health Defense

The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday issued an advisory calling on tech companies to crack down on what the office called vaccine “misinformation.” The same day, The Rockefeller Foundation announced $13.5 million in new funding to combat vaccine “misinformation and disinformation.”

“'We can meaningfully improve the health information environment even without a consensus definition of misinformation.'

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Thursday issued an advisory warning the American public about the “urgent threat” of health misinformation and disinformation that have “threatened the U.S. response to COVID-19 and continue to prevent Americans from getting vaccinated, prolonging the pandemic and putting lives at risk.”

The 22-page advisory calls on Big Tech and social media companies to take more responsibility to stop the online spread of health misinformation.

The advisory blamed “misinformation” for causing people to decline COVID vaccines, reject public health measures such as masking and physical distancing and using unproven treatments.

Murthy, who operates under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said in a press release, “As Surgeon General, my job is to help people stay safe and healthy, and without limiting the spread of health misinformation, American lives are at risk.”

According to the HHS press release, whether “health misinformation” is false, inaccurate or misleading will be determined by the “best available evidence.”

The advisory further defined the “best available evidence” standard as the preferred benchmark because “claims can be highly misleading and harmful even if the science on an issue isn’t yet settled.”

“We can meaningfully improve the health information environment even without a consensus definition of misinformation,” Murthy said.

The full advisory lays out recommendations for families, health professionals, researchers, educators, media, funders, government and technology platforms, and urges individuals to take responsibility to limit the spread of misinformation.

The advisory calls for media and social media companies to increase staff to moderate posts, amplify preferred voices, improve algorithms to address misinformation, moderate live streams and impose “clear consequences for accounts that repeatedly violate platform policies.”

Schools and educational institutions are encouraged to crack down on misinformation by educating people on “tactics used by those who deny scientific consensus on health issues” and “introduce conspiracies.”

In an interview with NPR, Murthy said Americans must do their part to fight misinformation. “COVID has really brought into sharp focus the full extent of damage that health misinformation is doing,” Murthy said ahead of the advisory’s release.

Surgeon general’s advisories are reserved for significant public health challenges that demand immediate attention.

In a White House press briefing Thursday, press secretary Jen Psaki singled out Facebook as needing to do more to combat COVID vaccine misinformation on its platform.

“Facebook needs to move more quickly to remove violative posts,” Psaki said. “Posts that will be within their policies’ removal often remain up for days. That’s too long. The information spreads too quickly,” she said.

A CNN source said Biden officials took concerns about vaccine misinformation to Facebook and concluded the tech giant was either not “taking this very seriously, or they are hiding something” due to what they view as Facebook’s unwillingness to tackle vaccine misinformation.

The source pointed to how Robert F. Kennedy Jr., co-founder and chair of Children’s Health Defense, was banned from Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, but not from Facebook itself.

The Facebook spokesperson told CNN, “We don’t automatically disable accounts across our apps, because the accounts may post about different things on our different services.”

In an interview today with The Defender, Kennedy said:

“I’m very happy to debate the Surgeon General or to line my stacks up against his and allow the public to judge which one of us is the source of misinformation — is the font of all the vaccine misinformation, disinformation and obfuscation. I would also remind the Surgeon General that censorship by the government is not just un-American, it’s unconstitutional, and he should have the confidence in his policies in the marketplace of ideas and not have to rely on coercion.”

Kennedy said it’s not up to the government or CNN to decide. He said:

“It’s a dangerous path for democracy when we allow government officials and CNN, which is utterly dependent on pharmaceutical advertising, to tell Americans they are not allowed to criticize pharmaceutical products — zero liability, experimental pharmaceutical products.”

 

Psaki called for Facebook to make more information public about who, and how many people are seeing and interacting with what the administration labels “misinformation” about COVID.

The CNN source said administration officials were frustrated with what they view as Facebook’s failures to uphold its own policies on vaccine misinformation — the company often does not act fast enough or is inconsistent in its policing of violating content, the officials complain.

Rockefeller Foundation commits $13.5 million to misinformation campaign

On the same day the surgeon general issued his advisory, The Rockefeller Foundation issued a press release announcing $13.5 million in new funding to, among other things, “counter health mis- and disinformation — confusing, inaccurate, and harmful information that spreads at an unprecedented speed and scale and threatens the health and wellbeing of communities around the world.”

The Foundation cited the surgeon general’s call for a “whole-of-society effort” so that people around the world know what to do and can trust the sources they hear from during a public health emergency, such as the COVID pandemic.

“By identifying mis- and disinformation as a challenge to our collective health, the surgeon general’s guidance reinforces The Rockefeller Foundation’s role in investing in data-driven public health interventions to meet the unique challenges of today’s media environment,” said Bruce Gellin, the foundation’s chief of global public health strategy.

The foundation said the funding will “support the design and evaluation of interventions, tools and methods to build trust in COVID vaccination efforts and counter inaccurate information and research to understand how inaccurate health information impacts online and offline behaviors, the true cost of mis- and disinformation on health and economic outcomes and what strategies might be most effective to counter and manage inaccurate and harmful information from malicious sources.”

Detailed information is slated to be released by the end of 2021, the foundation said.



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Top epidemiologist: CDC undercounting vaccinated COVID cases

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President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, after delivering remarks on the CDC's updated guidance on mask wearing for vaccinated individuals Thursday, May 13, 2021, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

The CDC contends that only a small percentage of people in the United States who have been vaccinated will get COVID-19 -- called "breakthrough cases" -- but a leading epidemiologist argues that's because the agency stopped counting the breakthrough cases of people who didn't die or were not hospitalized.

"Some months ago the CDC stopped counting breakthrough cases ... the large numbers of cases in people who had been vaccinated," said Dr. Harvey Risch of the Yale School of Medicine in an interview Monday with Fox News' Laura Ingraham.

"So, of course, those cases don’t register for the CDC’s counts, and so the great proportion [of cases] that they’re claiming are in unvaccinated people," Risch said.

"And that fallacy is why the U.S. and the CDC’s count is different from than Israel or the UK. It’s a fallacy.”

On Tuesday, Britain's chief scientific adviser said 40% of people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 were fully vaccinated.

Sir Patrick Vallance told a news briefing that the figure was not surprising "because the vaccines are not 100% effective," Britain's Sky News reported.

Meanwhile, Israel's health ministry found that about 40% of the new cases of COVID-19 detected since May were vaccinated patients, Israel National News reported. In contrast, less than 1% of the new cases were people who had been previously infected.

Ingraham said the Biden administration is "losing control of its COVID narrative."

Along with the U.K. data she pointed to the fact that five members of the Texas legislature who were fully vaccinated tested positive for the virus after they "fled to D.C." during their "voting rights stunt."

"So why isn't the Biden administration addressing this?"

See the interview:

In June, contradicting the claims of Dr. Anthony Fauci and the FDA, a study by the prestigious Cleveland Clinic demonstrated the effectiveness of natural immunity. It concluded there is no need to vaccinate people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

The study found individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection do not get additional benefits from vaccination, reported News-Medical.Net

The finding aligned with a study published in May in Nature by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis concluding that even mild or asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 can produce lasting immunity that would guard against repeated infections.

Fauci, the White House coronavirus adviser, told Business Insider that vaccines are "better than the traditional response you get from natural infection" and everyone should get a COVID shot. And in May, the Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory saying the same.

But the Cleveland Clinic study found not a single incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection was observed in previously infected participants with or without vaccination.

In November, several researchers told the New York Times they had found that natural immunity from COVID occured and there were indications it is long-lasting.

People infected with the closely related virus SARS-CoV-1 have been shown to be immune for at least 17 nears, according to a study published by the journal Nature.

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Top Health Officer Orders Australians: "Don't Have A Conversation" With Each Other

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Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

The chief health officer of New South Wales gave a press conference telling Australians that they shouldn’t “engage in conversation with each other,” even if they’re wearing masks, in order to reduce the transmission of COVID.

Yes, really.

Dr. Kerry Chant made the remarks in response to people in NSW being ordered to comply with yet another lockdown triggered by just a handful of new cases, which included a man in Cootamundra who visited a Woolworths supermarket, Pizza Hut restaurant, petrol station and Officeworks store.

Whilst it’s human nature to engage in conversation with others, to be friendly, unfortunately this is not the time to do that,” said Chant.

So even if you run into your next door neighbor in the shopping center…don’t start up a conversation, now is the time for minimizing your interactions with others, even if you’ve got a mask, do not think that affords total protection, we wanna be absolutely sure that as we go about our daily lives we do not come into contact with anyone else that would pose a risk,” she added.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

DON’T ACT LIKE A HUMAN. DON’T TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS, EVEN WHEN MASKED. DON’T BE FRIENDLY. THIS IS NOT THE TIME. pic.twitter.com/iiPgz2D8Bb

— NoRisk_NoReward (@noreward_norisk) July 20, 2021

In addition to officials telling people they shouldn’t talk to their friends and neighbors, those living in or those who visited the affected areas are now under a minimum 7 day stay-at-home order, while masks will again become mandatory masks for teachers and high school students.

Twitter users reacted to the statement by pointing out that this represents a new level in the complete inhumanity of lockdown.

“Their desperation is front and centre. They’re either running out of time or they’re going insane right in front of our eyes,” commented British pop due Right Said Fred.

Their desperation is front and centre. They’re either running out of time or they’re going insane right in front of our eyes.

— Right Said Fred (@TheFreds) July 20, 2021

As we have previously highlighted, Australia has imposed innumerable brutal lockdowns, some of the most draconian in the western world, in the disastrous pursuit of a ‘zero COVID’ policy.

Alice Springs, a town in Australia 800 miles away from the nearest city went into full lockdown last month after just a single new case of COVID-19 was detected.

As we reported earlier this month, COVID-19 lockdowns were found to have been a major contributing factor to a doubling in attempted suicides of those aged between 5-25 in Australia.

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More Than 50% Of Australians On Lockdown As Delta Fears Spread

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What started as a two-week lockdown in Sydney three weeks ago has expanded to cover more than half of Australia's 25 million people as of Tuesday as a third state adopted the strict anti-COVID measures as the intense 'delta'-induced paranoia continued to swell.

South Australia has ordered a 'snap lockdown' of (at least) seven days, joining neighboring Victoria and New South Wales, Reuters reports.

Even though Australia's daily new COVID cases and deaths are well below other developed nations, authorities started again with the lockdowns after its 'drawbridge' strategy failed to keep COVID cases at the country's target level of '0'. Now, they're desperately trying to vaccinate as many Australians as possible during the coming weeks. The lockdown in South Australia started at 1800 on Tuesday.

Premier Steven Marshall defended his decision to impose the lockdown measures, saying “we hate to put these restrictions in place, but we have just one chance to get this right". The alternative, he suggested, would be a lengthier freeze. But as the lockdowns spread, the Australian people have grown increasingly irritated, and the politicians are taking notice as their polling numbers plummet.

Under the rules of the new lockdown, all South Australian residents are required to remain at home unless they are essential workers or need to purchase groceries or other necessities, or attend medical appointments. Individuals are allowed outside to exercise for a maximum of 90 minutes and within a 2.5km (1.5 mile) radius of their home. Schools will be closed and students will transition to online learning.

New restrictions will come into effect 6pm Tue 20 July 2021.
5 essential reasons to leave your home:
▪ Undertake essential work
▪ Shop for essential goods & services
▪ Medical reasons (inc vaccination & testing)
▪ Care & caregiving
▪ Exercise (with people in same household) pic.twitter.com/wbCkhznVoj

— SA Health (@SAHealth) July 20, 2021

More information, including what is essential work, goods and services will be made available soon at https://t.co/vMi4Ldn7ci

By playing our part now, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in South Australia.

— SA Health (@SAHealth) July 20, 2021

A list of essential workers is available at https://t.co/1LTpbheLhP

— SA Health (@SAHealth) July 20, 2021

The decision to impose a strict snap lockdown comes after five coronavirus cases were reported, with the fifth being an isolated incident from the other four cases.

All of the cases have been confirmed to be caused by the Delta variant, which is 60% more transmissible than most other variants, with an R0 of 8, putting it on par with measles, according to certain public health authorities. 

Authorities also warned that hospitalizations have risen alarmingly. Authorities say people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized with COVID in the state, 27 of them in intensive care and 11 on ventilators. The state's five deaths in the latest outbreak take the national toll to 915, with a tally of just over 32,000 infections.

"We are seeing more hospitalizations, more admissions to ICU, more people on ventilators - we have to stop the spread of COVID," Kerry Chant, the state's chief health officer, said in Sydney, referring to intensive care units. Ninety-five people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Sydney, 27 of them in intensive care and 11 on ventilators. The state's five deaths in the latest outbreak take the national toll to 915, with a tally of just over 32,000 infections.

As of Tuesday, some 13MM Australians, over half of the country’s population, are under a stay-at-home mandate. Neighboring Victoria has extended its lockdown until July 27. It was intended to last only five days when it was first implemented, yet new cases continue to be found.

Still, Australia's COVID numbers are envious even considering it's tiny size. Since early 2020, the country has recorded just over 32K cases and less than 1,000 lives lost to COVID.

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UK Government Advisor Admits Masks Are Just "Comfort Blankets" That Do Virtually Nothing

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Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

As the UK Government heralds “freedom day” today, which is anything but, a prominent government scientific advisor has admitted that face masks do very little to protect from coronavirus and are basically just “comfort blankets”.

Dr Colin Axon, a SAGE advisor for the government told the London Telegraph that medics have given people a “cartoonish” view of how how microscopic viruses travel through the air, and the masks have gaps in them that are up to 5000 times bigger than Covid particles.

“The small sizes are not easily understood but an imperfect analogy would be to imagine marbles fired at builders’ scaffolding, some might hit a pole and rebound, but obviously most will fly through,” Axon said.

“Once a particle is not on a biological surface it is no longer a biomedical issue, it is simply about physics. The public has only a partial view of the story if information only comes from one type of source,” Axon continued, adding

“Medics have some of the answers but not a whole view.”

Noting that the “mask debate is about the particle journey,” Axon explained that “Masks can catch droplets and sputum from a cough but what is important is that SARS CoV-2 is predominantly distributed by tiny aerosols.

“A Covid viral particle is around 100 nanometres, material gaps in blue surgical masks are up to 1,000 times that size, cloth mask gaps can be 500,000 times the size,” Axon urged.

The professor noted that “those aerosols escape masks and will render the mask ineffective,” adding “The public were demanding something must be done, they got masks, it is just a comfort blanket. But now it is entrenched, and we are entrenching bad behaviour.”

“All around the world you can look at mask mandates and superimpose on infection rates, you cannot see that mask mandates made any effect whatsoever,” Axon further noted, adding that “The best thing you can say about any mask is that any positive effect they do have is too small to be measured.”

Axon’s comments echo those of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who wrote in February 2020 that a typical store-bought face mask “is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material.”

Fauci later reversed his position after the CDC began recommending that Americans wear face coverings. Similar recommendations were then made worldwide, with World Health Organisation officials even recommending that masks remain INDEFINTELY.

Social media networks have long censored and deleted information pertaining to the efficacy of masks, or lack thereof, despite numerous credible studies concluding that they are largely useless at stopping the spread of COVID-19.

A study in Denmark involving 6,000 participants found that “there was no statistically significant difference between those who wore masks and those who did not when it came to being infected by Covid-19,” the Spectator reported

“1.8 per cent of those wearing masks caught Covid, compared to 2.1 per cent of the control group. As a result, it seems that any effect masks have on preventing the spread of the disease in the community is small.”

While the government says that from today masks are optional in the UK, many train companies and other businesses have said that they remain mandatory, causing widespread confusion.

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Llpoh: Hints That Employers May Be Able to Require Vaccinations

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Can employers make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory?

A judge has just ruled that universities can require students be vaccinated. In this case the judge was ruling on a lawsuit brought by some Indiana University students. He ruled that the Constitution does not guarantee the right to attend a university. He said that students could choose to attend another school without such a requirement, or could choose not to attend at all. But he was clear that no Constitutional right to attend university exists. As a matter of interest, he was a Trump appointee.

https://www.fox7austin.com/news/judge-rules-indiana-university-can-mandate-covid-19-vaccine-for-students-staff

I have opined previously that I believe employers will be able to mandate vaccines, and I further stated that there are legal reasons which may make it prudent that they do so. Laws and regulations may change on this going forward.

My reasoning is as follows:

Laws require an employer keep a safe workplace. If an employer allows unvaccinated employees in, and they spread the virus, and someone is injured and/or dies, the employer is almost automatically likely to be deemed guilty for failing to keep a safe workplace. I would not like to be in that employer’s shoes if that happens. As a business owner, I hated risk, and did almost everything possible to minimize it. Balancing risk versus reward was my most important job.

So, given what a believe is a real risk to the employer if it allows unvaccinated employees, the question becomes, can an employer mandate employees be vaccinated? I suggest the likely answer to that is yes, because:

1) there is no Constitutional right to employment. As above re universities, the employee can go elsewhere.
2) at will employment exists most everywhere, and requiring vaccination does not seem to be in violation of the at will exceptions, to my knowledge.
3) in my experience, courts are hesitant to involve themselves in situations where the employer claims there actions are to ensure a safe workplace. Courts do not have expertise to overrule employers in these matters, and they also do not like injecting themselves in the running of business.
4) employers have broad authority to mandate workplace safety process and procedure. They are rarely overridden in this when establishing requirements, generally only when failing to to do so.

Each employer will have to evaluate their risks. Many will unable to survive an exodus of employees, which will have a heavy weighting in their decisions. Others, especially owners of small businesses, may have great appetite for risk. Some older business owners may well not take any such risk, as they could not have time to recover their loss. Some will decide that the risk of losing employees and the costs thereof may be bearable but a catastrophic claim for a workplace death would not, and treat it like insurance costs: pay a smaller sum to insure against a minuscule chance of a catastrophic claim.

It will be interesting to see which way big business goes on this. The large, left leaning woke businesses would seem to be likely candidates to mandate the so called vaccines.

But based on what we have seen to date re the university ruling, which will likely be appealed, I expect that employers will legally be able to mandate their employees be vaccinated.




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Three Presidents Who Opposed Covid Vaccines Have Conveniently Died, Replaced by Pro-Vaxxers



We took a lot of heat last week for publishing an article speculating that Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated to usher in vaccines into his country. By “heat,” I’m not talking about the standard trolls or Twitter DMs.

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The CDC Owes Parents Better Messaging on the Vaccine for Kids | WIRED



On June 23, an advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met to discuss, among other topics, vaccine-related cases of myocarditis, which have hospitalized hundreds of adolescents.

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Press conference is dedicated to new facts revealing international corruption and external governance of Ukraine.

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Are We On The Verge Of A Massive Stock Market Crash?

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Is time finally running out for “the bubble to end all bubbles”?  Over the past year, we have seen stock prices rise to levels that are completely and utterly absurd, and many have pointed out that we are currently in the largest stock market bubble in the entire history of our nation.  Of course this bubble will end the way that all of our other stock market bubbles eventually ended, and recent market activity has a lot of people wondering if the time for that is drawing near.  Signs of trouble have been percolating on Wall Street for weeks, and on Monday we finally witnessed an eruption of full-blown fear.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 725 points, and that represented the worst day for the index since last October.  But one really bad day is not a crisis, and even though many individual stocks have already plunged into bear market territory, we have a long, long way to go before people start using the word “crash”.  In fact, I don’t think that anyone should even think of using the word “crash” until the Dow drops below 30,000.

But without a doubt, a crash is inevitably coming.

Whether it happens this month, next month or next year, stock prices will plummet from these ridiculously inflated levels.

As for the plunge that happened on Monday, many are blaming it on fears about the “Delta variant”

“It’s a bit of an overreaction, but when you have a market that’s at record highs, that’s had the kind of run we’ve had, with virtually no pullback, it becomes extremely vulnerable to any sort of bad news,” said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading & derivatives at Charles Schwab. “It was just a matter of what that tipping point was, and it seems we finally reached that this morning” with worries about the delta variant.

To me, there are other issues that are of much greater concern, but apparently this is what is spooking investors this week.

According to CNBC, the number of newly confirmed COVID cases per week has more than doubled over the past month…

Covid cases have rebounded in the U.S. this month, with the delta variant spreading among the unvaccinated. The U.S. is averaging nearly 26,000 new cases a day in the last seven days through Sunday, up from a seven-day average of around 11,000 cases a day a month ago, according to CDC data. Cases were already flaring up around the world because of the delta variant.

Now that the market has started to fall, some experts are warning that the drop could be quite substantial.

For example, one Morgan Stanley strategist believes that we could eventually see a “correction” of 10 to 20 percent…

“The market appears ready to take on a more defensive character as we experience a meaningful deceleration in earnings and economic growth,” Morgan Stanley chief U.S. equity strategist Mike Wilson said in a note Monday. “Market breadth has been deteriorating for months and is just another confirmation of the mid-cycle transition, in our view. It usually ends with a material (10-20%) index level correction.”

Actually, if that is the worst that happens we will be quite fortunate.

In recent days, the mood on Wall Street has shifted dramatically.  In fact, the CNN Fear & Greed Index is now sitting at 16 which is considered to be in the “extreme fear” range, and the VIX has been soaring.

As our friends at Zero Hedge have pointed out, the last time we witnessed this much fear on Wall Street the S&P 500 was absolutely plummeting…

With the S&P 500 around 3.5% off its record highs, we note that fear has exploded. The last time fear was this high, the S&P was down 40%!…

We shall watch and see what happens this time around.

Zero Hedge has also pointed out that Goldman Sachs has been aggressively selling off billions of dollars worth of stocks recently…

What is even more remarkable is just how much Goldman has harvested so far in 2021: as shown below, having started with a $20BN equity portfolio which has enjoyed a $5BN increase in market prices, Goldman dumped a whopping $5.5 billion of its equity assets so far (excluding a modest $1.5BN in purchases) or more than a quarter of its entire portfolio as of Dec 31.

This is not normal for Goldman Sachs.

In fact, you have to go all the way back to just before the financial crisis of 2008 to find another time when they did such a thing…

The last time Goldman was “aggressively” selling into a “supportive” market? Well, we have to go back all the way to 2007 and 2008 when Goldman was busy creating the very CDOs which its prop desk would then “aggressively” short.

We all remember how prophetic that particular move turned out to be…

That is “interesting” to say the least.

But as big financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs are dumping stocks, talking heads on television continue to assure all of us that a wonderful new era of great prosperity is just ahead.  Just check out what Bill Ackman told CNBC on Monday

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said Monday that the spread of the delta variant doesn’t pose a significant threat to the economic reopening, and he sees interest rates rising on the back of the big comeback.

“I hope what it does is that it motivates anyone who doesn’t get the vaccine to get the vaccine. I don’t think it’s going to change behavior to a great extent,” Ackman said in a interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “You are going to see a massive, my view, economic boom. … We are going to have an extremely strong economy coming in the fall.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if he was right?

I would love to see a “massive” economic boom.

Unfortunately, I don’t believe that is going to happen.  In fact, I believe that we are rapidly approaching some of the most difficult economic times that we have ever seen.

The laws of economics cannot be ignored forever.  The federal government is now 28 trillion dollars in debt, we are in the midst of the greatest corporate debt binge of all time, and U.S. consumers continue to go into debt as if tomorrow will never arrive.

But tomorrow always arrives eventually, and our “tomorrow” is going to be a day of reckoning that is going to be far more painful than most people would dare to imagine.

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Vaccinated people found to be 600% more likely to die from covid "variants" than unvaccinated people



New data published by Public Health England on Friday found that compared to non-jabbed people, those who took the poison for the Chinese Virus are far more likely to suffer an excruciating death upon exposure to one of the many Wuhan Flu variants that the media says are spreading.

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California tries to toss conservative candidate from governor's recall election

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Larry Elder

The state of California, long known by a number of derogatory names for its extreme liberal bent, is trying to toss a key conservative candidate from the coming recall election for liberal Gov. Gavin Newsom over what it says are incorrect redactions in the candidate's tax forms.

The conservative, longtime WND columnist and commentator Larry Elder, says if the decision isn't reversed, he will be in court.

Online, he posted an explanation after a list of candidates came out, without his name:

The Secretary of State sent a letter late Sunday informing us that I had not qualified for the ballot due to redaction issues with my income tax returns.

The Secretary of State spent the weekend talking to one reporter after another, telling them that candidates who did not qualify had been notified. They did not bother to contact my campaign until late Sunday afternoon, via email to my campaign manager. Shortly thereafter, they shared the letter sent to my campaign manager with the media.

Our lawyers tell us that no candidate has ever been previously disqualified due to redaction issues with income tax returns.

The Secretary of State is either saying that we did not redact sufficient info on my returns, or that we redacted info that should not have been redacted. We're trying to ascertain the details.

Regardless, income tax returns are required under the election code to ensure 'that its voters make informed, educated choices in the voting booth.'

The redactions required on tax returns include items such as social security number, home address, telephone number. etc. Should they not be redacted inadvertently, it would be an error that does not arise to a disqualifying factor.

Furthermore, the Secretary of state could've made additional redactions if she determined my tax returns were insufficiently redacted. A candidate should not be disqualified for missing a few redactions.

Our campaign filed every piece of paper required by the Secretary of State in a timely fashion.

Finally, this also violates the equal protection clause of Art. 1 [Graph] 7, of the California Constitution not to require Governor Gavin Newsom to comply with the same tax return disclosure requirement.

If the Secretary of State's decision is not reversed, we will see them in court.

California over the weekend released a list of 41 names in the running. It did not include Elder, a Republican and a regular guest on Fox News.

Ying Ma, a spokeswoman for the campaign, said she expected him to be on the final list of candidates issued next week.

Movie and television superstar and longtime WND columnist Chuck Norris pointed out the problems Newsom has allowed to develop, from COVID crackdowns to his "radical liberal politics."

The result, he explained, is a crippled economy, suppression of the people, higher homelessness and violence, and more.

"Newsom even stampeded the First Amendment to completely suppress religious rights and liberties, a tyranny the U.S. Supreme Court needed to turn back twice to rescue the state's people. And with the potential rise of the Delta variant of the Wuhan virus, it appears Newsom is going to be enacting more of the same in the future, unless of course he's stopped," he explained.

Chuck Norris said, "My wife, Gena, and I have lots of family and friends living all over California, and we've heard their cries and criticisms of the present administration. They want change. They need change. There's no way out without it. But to whom shall they turn to lead the Golden State to a better horizon and future? I've found the man."

He said that would be Elder.

"That's when I heard last week that Larry Elder was officially entering the California gubernatorial ring. Larry would be an outstanding governor, bringing to the office stellar credentials and personal leadership abilities," he said. "Larry's parents modeled and taught him from a young age that he would have to work very hard and often go against the flow to discover the real American Dream. They also showed him that a truly fulfilled life would also bolster others' lives and help them acquire the American Dream, too."

Elder himself said he's running because, "the decline of California isn't the fault of its people. Our government is what's ruining the Golden State. Our schools are closed to both students and their parents. Our streets aren't safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren't going to stop on their own. It's time to tell the truth. We've got a state to save."

Update.https://t.co/bdONlndYPU pic.twitter.com/bsaXugoEuI

— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 19, 2021

Elder is known as "The Sage of South Central."

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Physicians group: Biden's home-vaccine visits unconstitutional, unethical

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Crystal Tyler, pharmacy technician, prepares an injection for an Operation Warp Speed patient volunteer at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, November 16, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Jason W. Edwards)

The Biden administration's plan to send agents "door to door" to persuade the "vaccine-hesitant" to receive the experimental COVID-19 shots is unconstitutional and unethical, contends an association of physicians.

The American Association of Physicians and Surgeons said in a statement that the federal government's "solicitation violates the ethical principles of protecting confidentiality and informed consent."

"Health professionals need a patient’s implied consent even to be seen; they may not simply show up uninvited at a stranger’s home," the doctors argue.

The AAPS declares that for "both legal and ethical reasons, the program should be discontinued at once."

The group also notes a leaked script from the Lake County Health Department in Illinois that instructs "community health ambassadors" to keep track of the addresses and responses from residents in a "Doorknocking Spreadsheet."

AAPS made the following observations:

  • The U.S. Constitution provides no authority for the federal government to be involved in medicine, for example, by recommending, promoting, or mandating treatments.
  • If the Ambassador knows a person’s vaccination status, the government has already been collecting personal health data and sharing it with agents having nothing to do with the person’s care, a violation of the Fourth Amendment. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will not protect you—it allows very broad disclosure to government officials.
  • States have the lawful authority to regulate the practice of medicine, but the Ambassadors are evidently not under any constraints regarding training, credentialing, documentation, or scope of practice, although they are collecting data and giving medical advice without supervision. Even medical assistants and medical scribes need to meet certain qualifications.
  • Ambassadors are promoting an experimental product, with no information on risks. Even if a product is FDA-approved, advertisers and medical professionals must divulge risks, such as heart inflammation, paralysis from Guillain-Barré or other causes, miscarriage, or death. Contrast the Ambassador’s script with the disclosures on a television ad for a drug, say one to treat your dog’s heartworm.

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Homeschool kids more at risk of abuse? What demonic rot

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What will it take for those who claim to be Christians to obey God's word and get their children out of the sewage tank herein identified as public schools? Lest there be any question of my contempt for public schools, let me dispel same by saying – if pyuria were personified, its exemplification would be public schools and secular institutions of learning. The poster children for the afore-referenced infectious discharge would be Harvard law professor Elizabeth Bartholet and the United Nations agency UNICEF.

Elizabeth Johnston, in a June 29, 2021, blog post, reported: "The top education officer for the United Nations agency UNICEF has lashed out at a movement to establish the rights of homeschooling parents in Brazil, where the practice is currently largely unregulated.

"As a bill to legally recognize homeschooling makes its way, after years of failed attempts, to the National Congress, Italo Dutra declared in a statement that homeschooling poses a 'risk' to the rights of children and threatens 'harm to children and adolescents … because the school is fundamental to guaranteeing the right to learning, socialization, and a plurality of ideas, in addition to being an essential space for the protection of girls and boys against violence.'"

Bartholet stated something eerily similar year before, when she opined: "'I think it's always dangerous to put powerful people in charge of the powerless. … It gives parents authoritarian control over their kids…,' arguing that homeschooled children are at a higher risk of abuse."

This horrid bipedal elapid holds the title of: Wasserstein public interest professor of law and faculty director of the Law School's Child Advocacy Program. One would think someone at the school would assist Bartholet in removing her head from her body part that graces a chair.

In the past 10 years, how many incidents of sexual molestation have you read about in papers and/or seen/heard on the news of children sexually molested by their familial homeschool instructor compared to the huge numbers that have become routine in public schools? How many mothers are sending their son or daughter sexually explicit photos and text messages? The aforementioned behavior between teacher and young children is today so commonplace in public schools that it barely gets any attention. Is Bartholet or one of her demonic minions prepared to debate me to the contrary?

Speaking of authoritarianism, is there any greater abuse of authority than controlling a child's God-given natural right to freedom of choice and thought with terroristic threats of failure unless the child obeys without question? Does Bartholet not recognize that as an excessive abuse of power and authority?

Displaying a duplicitous level of neo-Leninistic hubris and abject stupidity that would rival an empty soup can, those like Bartholet are beneath contempt. They are pernicious liars and even more reprobate in mentality and behavior.

Their real fear is that homeschooled children are more advanced educationally than are public school children. The fact that a homeschooled child hasn't learned how to put condoms on fruit and hasn't been brainwashed into believing that normal childhood curiosities means they're homosexual or some other fictitious creature is a good thing.

Typical of Bartholet's kind, she attempts to brand Christians as extreme right-wingers who homeschool for extreme religious reasons. If she means preventing our children from being immersed in the filth and godless doctrines they claim as education, then she's right. We won't be shamed into disobeying God to please her and her kind.

Dr. Brian Ray, the leading international expert on homeschooling and president of the National Home Schooling Education Research Institute (NHERI), writes: "Repeated studies by many researchers and data provided by United States state departments of education show that homeschooled students consistently score, on average, well above the public school average on standardized academic tests. … Multiple studies by various researchers have found the home educated to be doing well in terms of their social, emotional, and psychological development. (See: "The Harms Of Homeschooling? Where Are The Premises?")

American taxpayers spend an average of $15,240 per pupil annually in public schools, plus capital expenditures (National Education Association, 2021). Today's roughly 4.5 million homeschool students represent a savings of over $68 billion that American taxpayers do not have to spend. The vast majority of homeschool families spend an average of $600 per student annually for their education. Families engaged in home-based education are not dependent on public, tax-funded resources for their children's education.

And before the skin-color pimps chime in with the heretical lie that homeschooling is another form of white flight, i.e., racist white families who would rather homeschool than have their children subjected to diversity and inclusion, note that 41% of homeschoolers are black, Asian and Hispanic, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

I'm sure these numbers sicken the likes of Bartholet and the silly spokesman at the U.N. They're the real racists. Their kind believe anyone not looking like Bartholet cannot fend for themselves.

Those like Bartholet realize that children enjoying biblically based, Christ-centered homeschooling and private Christian schools are outside of their Satanic clutches.

Our children need Christ-centered homes and inflexible biblically based churches and schooling. Our children do not need to be inculcated with sexual depravity, abortion, anti-God, hate-America messaging, not to mention the damnable heterodoxy called Critical Race Theory (CRT). CRT is just the latest version of an old lie called "Roots" by the late Alex Haley.

Our children do not need Bartholet's version of diversity or her version of tolerance. Our children need be taught biblical truth and the application of same to daily life. Our children need training and encouragement in carrying out the Great Commission of Christ. Our children need to be taught the truth of Jesus Christ not the lies of Marx, Obama et al.

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