Saturday, June 24, 2023

EXCLUSIVE: Independent Filmmaker Threatened by IRS Refused to Provide Video Footage to January 6 Select Committee or Department of Justice

Jason Rink Documentary Q SENT MEJason Rink Interviewing Jake Angeli on January 7, 2021

Documentarian Jason Rink doesn’t go looking for trouble. As someone who quickly recognized the potential for problems while filming at the initial breach of the barricades at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, the 48-year-old filmmaker isn’t known to take unnecessary risks.

But although he managed to stay out of any restricted grounds that day, it seems trouble has come looking for him anyway.

On September 27, 2022, Rink received a letter advising him that for the first time in his many years as an entrepreneur, the IRS wanted a closer look at his tax filings.

“They’re like; ‘We believe you owe $80,000 in taxes plus $40,000 in fines from 2019,’” Rink explained on a Saturday morning phone call, “So I looked at the documentation, and they literally just took all of my expenses — dollar-for-dollar off my return, including all the money I paid contractors and sent 1099’s — and moved every declared expense over to income and are like, ‘You owe money on this.’”

“I’m like, ‘This isn’t how taxes work, bro.’”, Rinks laughed.

Rink irsRink’s letter from the IRS

The letter from Internal Revenue followed months of January 6th Congressional Select Committee and Department of Justice attempts to get Rink to turn over his proprietary video footage from two concurrent projects — one of which became the documentary, “Q Sent Me” about Jake Angeli.

Rink and Angeli after Angelo’s release from prisonRink and Angeli after Angeli’s release from prison

On January 18, 2022, the Select Committee contacted Rink, saying they wanted to “discuss the work” he conducted on January 6th.

Rink j6The J6 Select Committee Request

Rink’s attorney responded and the Committee advised that they were “inquiring about whether Mr. Rink would voluntarily agree to provide materials that he captured while documenting the rallies on January 5th and 6th.”

“Turning over to a third party proprietary material in advance of their inclusion in a documentary greatly reduces the commercial value upon release,” Rink’s attorney responded to the Committee, “In addition, the materials are protected by the First Amendment.”

Six months later, on July 8, The Guardian wrote an article naming Rink as someone with footage that “shows key moments of planning with fellow activist Ali Alexander to overturn election results in Trump’s favor.”

In a surprise to Rink, the article also signaled awareness of precise content in communications between his attorney and the January 6th Select Committee.

“I never went out publicly and spoke about what we said to the government,” Rink explains, “And in that article, they cited the exact two items that my lawyer had said to the Jan. 6 committee. Someone from the committee had to have spoken to somebody from the Guardian to inform them of our reasons for not turning over the footage.”

Ten days after The Guardian article was published, the U.S. Attorney’s Office contacted Rink. In their email, the prosecutor provided a link to the Guardian Article, along with a request to review Rink’s footage.

Rink DOJUS Attorney email to Rink

Rink’s attorney advised the U.S. Attorney he would legally fight any potential subpoena for his video. Hoping to avoid an unwarranted visit from heavily armed agents at his home, Rink agreed to place the footage in escrow for safekeeping while any potential legal process evolved.

For now, Rink continues to argue the tax matter, and a certain status quo has set in. As to whether the IRS visit is connected to his failure to comply with Select Committee and DoJ Requests, Rink is left to speculate.

“The IRS comes to people for that all the time, and that’s great,” Rink explains, “But where this got weird is another individual, attached to this project that I’m working on, received an identical filing from the IRS within 30 days of when I got mine. What are the odds that both of us would get that filing within 30 days of each other?”

So why was the government so interested in the first place? Once again, Rink can only speculate.

“My assumption is that they wanted to get our footage and cherry-pick it for content that could help them build cases against various individuals,” he theorizes, “What I believe is that they were just looking to go through our tens of terabytes of footage and figure out what we have that they could flip and present as evidence of what they are trying to prove — insurrection planning meetings that didn’t happen.”

Rink remains hopeful that the U.S. Constitution will protect him from further harassment but soberly notes a disturbing reality in America today.

“In a way, what we’ve seen is the growth of a byzantine myriad of laws used to criminally prosecute regular Americans,” he remarks, “On top of that, they labeled January 6th as a domestic terrorist event which created a lot of leeway and opportunity for the government to criminally try and treat people differently than any other type of situation. It’s why they’ve gotten away with throwing nonviolent people in the J6 gulag, you know? It’s a very, very dangerous situation — a very dangerous time.”

You Can Find Jason Rink on Twitter HERE

You Can Watch “Q Sent Me” HERE

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"Blatant Political Corruption": The Rot In America's Democracy Explained In Under 1000 Words

Over the last several weeks and months, a deluge of damning breadcrumbs have been revealed by various whistleblowers, congressional investigators, and investigative reporters - the entirety of which has been a shotgun blast of information overload.


Friday, June 23, 2023

(STUDY) Covid-vaccinated more likely to get Covid says Cleveland Clinic

"It is now well-known that SARS-CoV-2 infection provides more robust protection than vaccination." A new study from Cleveland Clinic finds that those who meet CDC's definition of being "up to date" on Covid-19 vaccines are more likely to get Covid.


Lies Damn Lies And UFOs: Deciphering The Truth Hidden Amid Decades Of Propaganda

In mid-May, Stanford Medical Professor Garry Nolan caused a stir during an innovation and investment conference hosted by the SALT i-Connections leadership forum when he stated unequivocally that a small group of scientists have been reverse engineering alien technology for quite some time.


US National Debt Hits All-Time High Of $32 Trillion

The U.S. national debt has surpassed $32 trillion for the first time in U.S. history, Treasury Department data released on June 17 showed. The national debt as of June 16 is at an all-time high of $32.04 trillion, according to the Treasury’s daily statement (pdf).


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Sunday, June 18, 2023

US National Debt Hits All-Time High Of $32 Trillion

US National Debt Hits All-Time High Of $32 Trillion

Authored by Mimi Nguyen Ly via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

The U.S. national debt has surpassed $32 trillion for the first time in U.S. history, Treasury Department data released on June 17 showed.

The U.S. Capitol in Washington on March 23, 2023. (Richard Moore/The Epoch Times)

The national debt as of June 16 is at an all-time high of $32.04 trillion, according to the Treasury’s daily statement (pdf).

This represents about $25 trillion in debt held by the public, and about $7 trillion in intragovernmental debt (pdf).

It comes less than two weeks after President Joe Biden signed into law the Fiscal Responsibility Act. One provision of the June 3 legislation suspends the debt ceiling for 19 months, which means the government can continue to borrow money until the end of 2024.

The debt limit was previously increased in December 2021 to $31.4 trillion.

On June 3, the total national debt was $31.47 trillion, but the business day immediately after Biden signed the bill, federal borrowing increased by nearly $400 billion.

The Congressional Budget Office projects the federal deficit for fiscal year 2023 to be $1.4 trillion.

Although the legislation Biden signed also included some $1.5 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade, under the Biden administration’s 2024 budget proposal, the gross national debt is projected to exceed $50 trillion by 2033.

That’s over $17 trillion over the next decade, which would be more than the entire national debt held by the public before COVID-19.

The federal government surpassed the $31 trillion mark on Oct. 2, 2022—just over eight months ago.

The $32 trillion mark was reached nine years sooner than what had been projected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, largely due to trillions of dollars of congressionally-approved COVID-19-related spending.

‘Debt Addiction’

“We can’t even get through a single fiscal year anymore without adding a trillion dollars in debt, and $33 trillion is likely just around the corner,” Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said in a statement.

Our debt addiction saddles the next generation with a debt burden that only grows larger so long as we insist on ducking the hard choices of governing.

“We need a return to responsible fiscal policy if we’re ever going to get ourselves out of this mess. The formula to get there should be simple: no new borrowing—meaning fully offset all new spending or tax cuts—and better yet, hold off on them until our debt is under control; address the drivers of our runaway debt; and reform our broken budget process. It’s not rocket science—it’s pretty darn straightforward, and it’s time for our politicians to get to work before it’s too late.”

Read more here...

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AMC Cancels Showings of Documentary Showcasing People Who Regret Sex Change Procedures After Transgender Activists Complain


AMC Theaters has caved to a transgender activist mob and canceled showings of a documentary that speaks to people who have detransitioned.

The film, NO WAY BACK: The Reality of Gender-Affirming Care, was scheduled to be released on June 21 in theaters across the US. It features the stories of five people who have detransitioned.

Panacol Productions and Deplorable Films present ‘NO WAY BACK: The Reality of Gender Affirming Care’. Showing in select AMC Theaters on June 21st! For ticket reminders visit:

— Deplorable Films (@DeplorableFilms) June 6, 2023

Unfortunately, the film caught the attention of an activist organization called Queer Trans Project, which set off to have it deplatformed by claiming that it is “anti-trans” and “perpetuates harmful misinformation.”

No, ⁦@AMCTheatres⁩ I do not accept your apology or your pathetic lie you are telling consumers.This was not a “scheduling error.” You caved to activist demands and now you are at their mercy and it will never be enough.Good luck trying to appease them.

— January Littlejohn (@JanuaryDoNoHarm) June 17, 2023

The organization had provided a form letter for supporters to mass email to AMC, saying “it is disheartening to see a respected institution like AMC Theaters provide a platform for content that further stigmatizes and marginalizes the transgender community.”

The letter continued, “this film’s screening goes against the values of inclusivity and respect that should be upheld by a company committed to providing diverse and meaningful entertainment. I implore you to reconsider this decision immediately and demonstrate your commitment to supporting a more inclusive and accepting society. Please remove the film from your lineup and help ensure that AMC Theaters remains a safe and inclusive space for all moviegoers.”

AMC is celebrating Pride Month by platforming an anti-trans propaganda film across the country.@AMCTheatres is feeding into the lie that kids are being tricked into being trans, when the data actually shows that only 1% of trans people de-transition.

This is truly shameful. 🧵

— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) June 16, 2023

“The ‘QT Project’s’ inference of detransitioning as ‘conversion therapy’ is a weak, underhanded attempt to conflate detransitioning with that despicable and sometimes devastating practice of the past,” said a statement from Deplorable Films, the distributor of “No Way Back,” according to a report from the Daily Wire. “It might be worth noting here that [there’s] an infamously repressive theocracy on the other side of the globe where ‘gender-affirming’ surgery is the only option given to gay men and women, who may otherwise be executed under law.”

Strike back against the forces of Intolerance & Censorship; stream/buy No Way Back – END OF JUNE! Your purchase is your statement in support of free speech. 5 patients, 12 experts, 45 academic medical studies by MD’s & mainstream articles.

— NO WAY BACK: The Reality of Gender-Affirming Care (@2022affirmation) June 17, 2023

Deplorable films added, “Perhaps they are on the payroll of those who profit from this – so much of what they are doing is resulting in the creation of life-long surgical and pharmaceutical patients are doing so to great benefit of certain surgical clinics and pharmaceutical companies.”

“It is quite evident that those undertaking this crusade against this film have not had the courtesy of seeing it before taking such extreme actions to silence it,” the distributor continued.

Those who wish to view the film can sign up to do so on its website.

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