Reader’s Links for June 18, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

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  1. PRIVILEGE for the wealthy while the populace is enslaved.

    UEFA threat to strip UK of Euro 2020 final unless its VIPs are spared quarantine: Ministers are set to bow to football chiefs’ demands and let 2,500 in while millions of Brits are unable to holiday

    Uefa have threatened to relocate the Euro 2020 final to Hungary this summer
    This will happen unless the UK Government provides a quarantine exemption
    Ministers are discussing a proposal to exempt 2,500 officials from isolating
    But move would be likely to spark a furious public backlash amid holiday row


    20 questions the Left should be asked — but will never answer
    June 17, 2021
    By Karen Kataline

    Isn’t it about time the Left and their media minions were asked some tough questions? We know they won’t answer them, but we should keep asking anyway.
    Here are the first twenty just to start us off:

    1. Why do you claim to have such concern for our health and safety but you want to open our borders and let criminals out of jail?

    2. Why is it “misinformation” and a “threat to Democracy” to tolerate and encourage independence of thought rather than suppressing it? (How arrogant does a person have to be to believe he’s the final arbiter of truth?)

    3. How does it fight racism to encourage hatred and bigotry toward white people?

    4. How does it help black people to constantly tell them they are victims?

    5. Why are all your gun laws aimed at law-abiding citizens rather than criminals?

    6. What’s the real reason you want to disarm law-abiding citizens while at the same time doing everything you can to make their lives more dangerous?

    7. Why did accusations of racism accelerate exponentially after Barack Obama was twice-elected President of the United States?

    8. Why do you accentuate the race of a minority person if he is a victim of a crime but demand that we ignore a minority person’s race if he is the perpetrator of a crime? For that matter, why do you ignore crimes altogether when the victim is white?

    9. How is it racist to want a secure border for everyone regardless of their race?

    10. How is it racist to require all voters to show an ID regardless of their race?

    11. Why isn’t it racist to claim that minorities are too dumb to figure out how to get an ID?

    12. How would you gauge progress in your declared fight against racism? What would that look like and would you ever acknowledge it?

    13. What are you trying to accomplish by over-broadening the term, “racist” until it encompasses inanimate objects? (Birds are racist, toys are racist, food is racist, etc. etc.)

    14. Why did the media ignore good news related to COVID-19 but continued to push the panic button for a year and a half? The loss of loved ones by suicide, bankruptcies have been incalculable. Are you at all culpable?

    15. Why is it a riot to “march peacefully and patriotically” to protest congress’ refusal to examine voter fraud, but it’s not a riot or insurrection to burn and loot major cities and take over 6 blocks of downtown Seattle?

    16. Why are we discovering that the opposing ideas you have censored most (Voter fraud, Origins of the virus, Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, danger of vaccines, efficacy of masks… etc.) are the ones that have turned out to be true?

    17. If you are censoring the truth on purpose, isn’t it reasonable to conclude that you are deliberately perpetrating a fraud on the American people? If so, Why are you doing this? What is the ultimate purpose and who’s calling the shots?

    18. Why won’t the media mention Biden’s obvious and growing dementia?

    19. How can you claim to be morally outraged by slavery while advocating policies that treat us all like slaves?

    20. How aware are you that the ideology and tactics you are supporting is textbook communism and that it will lead to your own destruction as well as ours?

    You can probably think of a lot more, but at this point, my next question would be:

    21. If you are aware of any of the things in this first twenty questions, but refuse to alter your behaviour or your views, how do you sleep at night

  3. What makes muslims fear homosexuals, or Socialists rush protect homosexuals, Communists discard them after their Useful Idiot Pride March reign is over, or homosexual intellectuals create their forest of superhero sexual deviants to hide their pederasty and pedophilia in the open, to steal the souls they can never have?

    Warlords in every prison seeking a life of pride for peace, where there is no peace.

  4. When I was in my teens, I had a summer job at a flower shop.

    My boss – and shop owner – was legally blind, even though with very thick glasses and technology that was very advanced for the 1980’s, he could read, write and generally function just like any other human, just with a bit more effort. I would have thought that this would have made him happy and grateful – finally, there was technology that made him just as functional as any other human, even if he had to work harder at it.

    Not so.

    He was one of the meanest, cruellest humans I have encountered.

    Petty cruel, to be specific. But, malignant, none the less – and he had succeeded in destroying the lives of some of his employees who were too afraid to leave, as I had learned over the months I had worked for him. Yet, he and his girlfriend had taken a peculiar liking to me, which shielded me from the worst of their abuse…still…

    Let me recount an example:

    I was in charge of making sure there was always coffee. My pleasure – I was a coffee lover, and had no trouble fetching coffee for my boss. One time, he hollered for coffee, so I got him a cup, fixing it just as he liked. This had left the coffee carafe empty, so, I re-loaded the coffee machine with fresh water and fresh coffee and brewed the next batch.


    This awoke my bosses’ wrath!

    ‘So, yo give me the old stuff and make fresh coffee for yourself and everyone else!’ Insert expletives and curses here…

    If nothing, I can learn from experience. The next time my boss hollered for coffee when the carafe was almost empty, I had poured the dredges into my cup and started a new brew cycle for him.


    This awoke my bosses’ wrath!

    “How dare you take the last of the coffee, and make me wait for the next batch!!!’

    Everything was like that: no matter what I did, or how well I tried to navigate previous instructions, whatever I did was wrong – and even though I was his favourite employee, he always found reasoning why what I had done was really, really wrong and picking on him personally. Even doing urgent work for employees who were absent, for whatever reason – while he was not there, to keep the small business operating – brought on abuse.

    My boss was just a crank – but his attitude is illustrative of how the Critical Theory, and the Critical Race Theory, function.

    If you give them the last of the coffee, you are evil for hoarding the fresh stuff for yourself. If you pour off the old coffee and make them a fresh batch, you are evil for hoarding the coffee and making them wait for the next batch…

    Either way, you are guilty of doing the wrong thing.

    And that is exactly how CT and CRT work.

    • Your then boss defines the term: “a***hole”.
      Several years ago two good friends and I pooled our knowledge of humanity or all of those that we had known/met and worked out the below.

      3 out of10 humans are potential “a***holes” and just unpleasant but most make some attempt to control it even though lapsing is common. You all know who I mean as all you have to do is look at the workplace. On the positive side it means that 7 out of 10 are or try to be decent humans.

      But unfortunately 1 out of 10 is most definitely one and the damage they do is far in excess of their percentage. These individuals make a career of making life miserable for many. If you dare to confront them they never admit defeat or fault but often seek revenge in nasty, spiteful ways: e.g., poisoning your pets.
      When they gain power they are even worse and if they are spoilt little sods already you have “Caligulas”.
      Unfortunately they also have a run on effect on those around them and the potentials become more blatant while even the decent ones begin to become aggressive. Such creatures poison their environment totally.


    • A lose-lose situation. The only way out is to have two coffee machines. I can’t imagine living with someone like that.

  5. Biden warns Putin against cyber attacks on 16 sectors of U.S. critical infrastructure – Liberty Unyielding
    LU Staff
    3-4 minutes

    Biden warns Putin against cyber attacks on 16 sectors of U.S. critical infrastructure

    Arriving at the Geneva summit, June 2021. On the right: man with a list. NBC News video, YouTube

    There’s a reason Fox news anchors and show hosts spent Thursday chuckling uneasily about President Biden’s statement, on Wednesday after meeting with Vladimir Putin, that he had warned the Russian president against mounting cyber attacks on certain sectors of the U.S. national infrastructure.

    Obviously, it sounds a little strange to give Putin a list of sectors Biden doesn’t want to see attacks on. What, like attacking other sectors would be OK?

    The account at Fox Business was typical across mainstream media. “President Biden told reporters Wednesday he gave President Vladimir Putin a list of 16 critical infrastructure entities that are ‘off limits’ to a Russian cyberattack,” said Fox.

    “Those entities include energy, water, health care, emergency, chemical, nuclear, communications, government, defense, food, commercial facilities, IT, transportation, dams, manufacturing and financial services.”

  6. Fascinating: U.S. officials say Iranian warships have ‘changed course’; not headed for Venezuela – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    5-6 minutes

    Fascinating: U.S. officials say Iranian warships have ‘changed course’; not headed for Venezuela

    Rising star: Iranian mobile base ship Makran debuts with the fleet in Jan 2021. Military Tube Today video, YouTube

    This development is fascinating for multiple reasons. One, of course, is the simple fact of the new assessment from “U.S. officials.” Politico seems to be appointed to receive their updates.

    Another reason: the new assessment is that the Iranian ships, the frigate Sahand and the forward-base ship Makran, are “now steaming north up the west coast of Africa,” which if they’re headed for Gibraltar is where I would expect them to be, as previously noted. It was also likely if they were going to Venezuela that they would make most of the voyage along the coast of Africa.

    Another reason is the faint air of self-congratulation in the “analysis” of the course change.

    “U.S. officials believe the course change indicates that a diplomatic campaign to urge governments in the Western Hemisphere to turn away the ships was successful, the official said,” according to Politico. “The Iranian frigate Sahand and afloat staging base Makran charted a new course after Biden administration officials publicly and privately urged the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and other countries in the region not to allow them to dock, POLITICO reported.”

    Trending: The Iranian ships that talked too little

    It continues to be the case that we are not hearing from anyone identified as a U.S. Navy official in this saga. That may change, but the Defense Department as a whole has consistently declined to comment on it when questions have been forwarded based on the anonymous disclosures to Politico. Last week spokespersons for the Pentagon and U.S. Northern Command, which is charged with immediate defense of the U.S. homeland, made formal statements (11 June) after Iran announced the deployment on state-controlled media (10 June). And as previously noted, Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke of the deployment in very general terms last week in a congressional hearing.

    • Twisted Mysteries.

      A off-topic comment at the site brings in another set of worries challenges:

      “What disturbs from another angle, is the almost unheard of presence of the CCP in Cuba — have read in recondite places of the Chicoms taking over an old former Soviet SIGINT facility in Cuba and also that they are supposed to have a submarine base there — yet hardly a mention elsewhere?!”

  7. (Richard: Here is her column from yesterday where she explains that if the Iranian ships are headed for Venezuela they will follow the course they are reported to be on.)

    The Iranian ships that talked too little – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    14-18 minutes

    The Iranian ships that talked too little

    Iranian frigate Sahand (74) and forward base ship Makran, Jun 2021 via social media. Fast boats on Makran’s deck at right.

    The actions of the radical Iranian regime aren’t much of a puzzle. They’re very predictable, in fact. But to the general public, which doesn’t have access to the means of classified intelligence, the actions of the Islamic revolutionary navy when it ventures into the Atlantic Ocean remain a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

    About a week ago Iran disclosed that the “flotilla” consisting of the frigate Sahand (74) and the floating base Makran (441) was in the South Central Atlantic, reportedly heading in a generally northerly direction. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari of the IRGC staff depicted this with a cartoonishly simply graphic showing what purported to be the ships’ progress as of 10 June 2021, without dates for any event. The line of forward progress went to a point in the South Central Atlantic west of Angola.

  8. (Richard: This applies to all Western Nations, we must fight and win all of the fights listed below.)

    The 10 fights that will take America back from the radical Left – Liberty Unyielding
    Daily Caller News Foundation
    14-18 minutes

    The 10 fights that will take America back from the radical Left

    Image: Shutterstock

    By Maurice Richards

    The Biden administration and the party it leads have shown their true colors. The Democrats’ initiatives: lax border enforcement, hobbling policing, Critical Race Theory, abortion until (and after) birth, anti-science COVID shutdowns, attacks on gun rights, mandating that biological males compete against girls in sports — these are not a random bunch of “wacky” ideas. This is the final Leftist assault to fundamentally reshape America in their image and fully implement the socialist, racist agenda they have been planning for 50 years to achieve. They are dangerously close to success.

    The Radical Left controls virtually every lever of power and influence — the only thing still standing in their way are the American people. We have a window of hope, but it is closing fast. The 2022 and 2024 elections will be do or die for America as we know it. The fight to take America back must start now, and here are the 10 battles we must fight to do it.

    1. The Big Lie of Systemic Racism Must Be Challenged—All the Time, Every Time

    Trending: The Iranian ships that talked too little

    In 1963, during a time when systemic racism did exist in America, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed his dream for our nation. His vision was of a country in which we judge one another “not by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character.” Generations of Americans of all races have since worked to achieve this goal.

    The Radical Left does not share this dream. They know that if they can manipulate Americans to fear each other based on the color of their skin, they will be easier to control. The Left perpetuates the myth of systemic racism to do exactly that.

    Joseph Goebbels said “Tell a lie long enough, and it becomes the truth.” No one knows this playbook better than the Left, and with a complicit media, they have worked the “America is systemically racist” lie to death. But Republican leaders vocally refuting this lie have been few and far between. This should be an easy lie to defeat, because the U.S. is the least racist multiracial nation in the world! By multiple measures including tolerance, racial intermarriage, the wealth of non-white groups, educational achievement, economic opportunity and social mobility, no other country comes close to our levels of integration, equality and mutual respect.

    In fact, racism is so infrequent in America that to provoke their race war, phony Leftist victims invent bogus hate crimes — concocting them by the hundreds. Professor Wilfred Reilly of Kentucky State University has documented that vast numbers of high-profile hate crime cases — from Al Sharpton/Tawana Brawley, to the Covington Catholic kids, to Jussie Smollett, along with 400 other recorded cases—have been hoaxes.

    There is no greater and more despicable lie than systemic racism. It disparages the legacy of Reverend King, defaming his sacrifice and memory along with the hundreds of thousands of American heroes and martyrs, black and white, who fought and died to make our country free and equal for all. So every time Joe Biden or his administration slanders America with this lie, it must be challenged immediately and forcefully.

    2. Stand Up for the Police and the Rule of Law

    The police are the last line of defense, preserving our civilization and the rule of law. The Radical Left has declared war on the police and their goal is to replace the rule of law with the rule of the mob. With the acquiescence, support, and in some cases collaboration by Democrat mayors and almost total absence of police leadership — the mob is winning. In certain cities that have adopted the BLM-pushed defund the police program, murders are up as much as 2,000%.

    The systemic racism myth has been the basis of anti-police propaganda and perpetuated 24/7 by the media. Although the “epidemic” of police shootings of unarmed black people is a proven lie, few police leaders have stood up to publicly confront the lie with the truth. Instead, many police chiefs have knelt before the mob, directing their officers to stand down, not engage the criminals and treat looters and rioters with a “light touch.” How has that worked out? Now, in almost any Democrat-run large city, BLM/Antifa mobs can dial up a riot at any time to destroy, disrupt, and intimidate with almost total impunity — and the Mob gets to decide when the riot is over.

    Without support and leadership, police have retreated and disengaged from aggressive crime patrol. It is law-abiding black families who are the primary victims. Violent crime in their neighborhoods is through the roof. In 2020 there were 8,600 black homicide victims — 1,200 more than the year before. And if the anti-police Black Lives Matter-inspired Democratic Police Reform Bill is passed — these results will be replicated across the country.

    Patriots must support our police and demand that mayors and police chiefs do their jobs to arrest criminal offenders, protect law-abiding citizens and businesses and reestablish the rule of law.

    3. Stop the Indoctrination and Miseducation of Our Children

    Critical Race Theory (CRT) is the racist ideology that brainwashes children to hate America and judge others based on the color of their skin. White children are taught that they are born as eternal racist oppressors and black children are taught that they are born as eternal victims of the racists. One of Joe Biden’s first actions in office was to cancel the ban President Trump had placed on further indoctrination of federal agencies with this racist ideology. CRT is one part of the Democrats’ program to corrupt our educational system and is being mainlined in school districts across the country. Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida and leaders in other states have acted to ban the racist ideology and parents are fighting back.

    Based upon racist assumptions about the inability of black students to succeed, expectations of behavior, conduct, grades and test scores are being lowered or eliminated. This is the Leftist Democrat ideology of black inferiority. The Klan itself could not have come up with such an insidious plan to discourage and destroy Black excellence.

    To complete classroom indoctrination, Democrats are rewriting American history. The debunked 1619 Project is already in 4,500 classrooms. This racist miseducation must be swept out of America’s schools and replaced with real historical voices in the black community who celebrate black excellence, reject victimhood culture, and showcase the millions of black Americans who have prospered by embracing the founding ideals of America.” They must embrace programs like 1776 Unites, the patriotic education initiative launched by Civil Rights icon Robert L. Woodson.

    We must defund schools and universities that produce Marxist and racist indoctrination while prohibiting access to diverse viewpoints, schools whose primary purpose is to produce woke cadres to undermine American values. Charter schools and alternative institutions of higher learning must be supported.

    4. Defend and Build Strong Families

    The family is the bedrock of society. It provides the primary method for teaching children moral values, self-control, love of country and responsible adult behavior — the blueprint for a healthy and stable culture. A totalitarian state cannot succeed where there are strong families, so the first objective of communism has been to destroy the family.

    Until late last year, Black Lives Matter’s stated program was committed to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure” but this is not a recent phenomenon. For half a century the American Left has been undermining the family as our primary cultural institution. The Democratic Party’s welfare policies ended up making fathers unnecessary while making women and children government dependent.

    Attacks on the family through culture and education have been devastating. Mark Tapson notes that the Left’s family destruction campaign is designed “to denigrate marriage and motherhood, to obliterate gender distinctions, to delegitimize traditional masculinity — and perhaps most importantly, to indoctrinate younger generations into a new, ‘woke’ worldview that is at irreconcilable odds with the capitalist, Judeo-Christian value system of their parents and grandparents.” This is who we see swelling the ranks of Antifa mobs — college-educated, privileged and indoctrinated young adults consumed with violent, hate filled rage — as were the Red Guards of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

    5. Break Up Big Tech and Protect Free Speech

    We must support Senator Josh Hawley’s bill to break up the Big Tech monopoly and take away legal privileges that allow them to censor citizens, prohibit free speech, and turn the outcomes of free elections. PBS and NPR should also lose all federal funding — the vast majority of the media is already in the service of the Democratic Party, and tax money should not be used to keep these two Leftist propaganda outlets in business.

    6. Investigate the Real Armed Insurrection

    Black Lives Matter and Antifa are radical extremist movements actively attempting to overthrow the rule of law in America. They commit widespread violence, arson, riots, looting and intimidation. BLM has been directly linked to almost 700 riots resulting in $2 billion dollars in property damage and instruct their followers that looting is a form of slavery reparations. Rioters, Antifa and their allies have burned down police stations, firebombed federal court houses, hurled Molotov cocktails at police officers, called for the murder of police, attacked and injured more than 2,000 law enforcement officers. Antifa adherents have engaged in political assassination and BLM activists have committed multiple hate crimes.

    The Democratic Party has supported their violence, thuggery, and insurrection. During last summer’s riots, Kamala Harris fund-raised for the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), a radical bail project whose purpose is to put arrested insurrectionist rioters back on the street as soon as possible. Due to the efforts of Vice President Harris, offenders who were able to immediately post cash bail and walk out of jail included: a man who shot at police officers, a woman charged with second degree murder for stabbing a person to death, a twice convicted rapist arrested for kidnapping and another rape, and a 34-year-old man arrested for the rape of an 8-year-old girl.

    Black Lives Matter/Antifa are the shock troops of the Democratic Party. We must demand a full investigation into these insurrectionist groups to reveal their roles in previous and on-going violence, determine potential criminal conspiracy, uncover funding sources, reveal connections with other violent radical organizations, and decide appropriate criminal charges.

    7. The Wuhan Virus — Free Our Country and Demand Accountability

    The release of the Fauci emails confirmed what sensible Americans already believed — locking down the country was a colossal mistake, the “experts” lied to us for political expediency, and schools should have been open. These were life and death issues for our country, and Fauci lied to the American people about all of them. Only with a Republican Congress will a legitimate investigation into his potential wrongdoing be possible. Fauci and any others in a position of public trust who lied or covered for China must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    The Chinese Communist Government must be held accountable for unleashing the Wuhan virus upon the world. An honest, bipartisan investigation needs to officially determine the virus’s origin and the full role of the Chinese Communist Government in its spread and coverup.

    As patriots we must fight to reopen our entire country and open all schools for in-person learning.

    8. Re-secure the Southern Border

    The Democrats’ de-facto open border policy has been implemented and security on the southern border has greatly diminished. The unprecedented flood of illegal aliens with the chaos, crime, and abuse of children accompanying them is deliberate. Biden immediately rescinded all of President Trump’s successful border security policies, stopped construction of the border wall, and has allowed violent criminals, gang members, and dangerous drugs to again pour into our country. ICE estimated in 2019 that the influx will be on the scale of an invasion, with more than one million illegal aliens pouring in. The result will be a crime and economic catastrophe.

    Patriots must not only stand for the immediate resumption of all Trump administration immigration policies but finish construction of the border wall and increase ICE funding and manpower to apprehend criminal aliens.

    9. Keeping China in Focus

    Even though we are dealing with a president with disturbing family business entanglements with China, we cannot surrender the field to Xi’s communist bullies. We must continue to push for the re-industrialization of America with an all-out effort to bring industrial manufacturing and jobs back from China and other countries. We should immediately begin to build manufacturing plants that will produce pharmaceuticals, tools, heavy machinery, shoes, textiles, and clothing in the USA. Consumers must hold the NBA, Disney, and other hypocritical woke corporations accountable for profiting from business with a communist regime engaged in the ongoing genocide of Uyghur Muslims.

    10. Election Integrity

    In every state that does not have sufficient laws to ensure election fairness and integrity, we must propose and fight for them. Based upon the examples of Florida, Georgia, and Texas the guiding principle should be to “make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”

    The Fight Is Just Beginning

    We are in a fight for the survival of America, the glorious nation Abraham Lincoln described as “the last best hope of earth.” This task is up to the patriots of today. So, how do the two sides stack up?

    Arrayed against us is the full power of the ruling class: Big Tech billionaires, fake news state-media, racist university elites, woke Hollywood celebrities, subsidized Marxists, the entire Democratic Party, Deep State apparatus, the corrupt Washington Swamp, and self-anointed professional athlete activists.

    Standing against this power are millions of Americans of all races who cherish the values of faith, family, freedom, and equality — all that is best in America. We remain steadfast in our belief that we are “one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all,” and will not surrender. The radical Left thinks that they have already won the war — but the fight is just beginning. Americans are waking up, and I like the odds. Let’s get moving and take back America!

    Maurice Richards is the former Chief of the Martinsburg Police Department in West Virginia. He served as Chief from 2015 to 2020 after 24 years as an officer and lieutenant in the Chicago Police Department. Richards holds a Doctorate in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University.

  9. Rumors of U.S. Secretly Harboring Top China Official Swirl
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    Chinese-language anti-communist media and Twitter are abuzz this week with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei defected in mid-February, flying from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang.
    HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images © Provided by The Daily Beast HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images

    Dong Jingwei supposedly gave the U.S. information about the Wuhan Institute of Virology that changed the stance of the Biden Administration concerning the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Dong is, or was, a longtime official in China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), also known as the Guoanbu. His publicly available background indicates that he was responsible for the Ministry’s counterintelligence efforts in China, i.e., spy-catching, since being promoted to vice minister in April 2018. If the stories are true, Dong would be the highest-level defector in the history of the People’s Republic of China.

    Dong’s defection was raised by Chinese officials last March at the Sino-American summit in Alaska, according to Dr. Han Lianchao, a former Chinese foreign ministry official, before defecting after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. In a Wednesday tweet, Han, citing an unnamed source, alleged that China’s foreign minister Wang Yi and Communist Party foreign affairs boss Yang Jiechi demanded that the Americans return Dong, and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken refused.

    Former Pentagon, State Department and CIA expert Nicholas Eftimiades, author of Chinese Espionage: Operations and Tactics, called the report “exactly what it is, a rumor. It happens all the time” in the information warfare between Beijing and anti-communist overseas Chinese. But he called Dr. Han, a pro-democracy activist with the Washington, D.C.-based Citizen Power Initiative for China group, “a straight shooter, not known to exaggerate in any way or form… trusted for his integrity.”

    Mollie Saltskog, a senior intelligence analyst with The Soufan Group who earned a master’s degree in global affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, also urged caution, saying the rumors of defections surface regularly. “While significant and certainly useful for our intelligence efforts,” she added, “one high-level defection will not drastically change our understanding or approach to China. In short, if true, this is potentially significant but not a game changer.”

    The State Department did not respond to a request for comment by press time. It typically does not comment on defectors. A half dozen experts on Chinese intelligence queried by SpyTalk said they had no information to share on Dong’s alleged defection.

    Chinese-language press stories also claim that Dong’s daughter Yang defected with him from Hong Kong on or about Feb. 10. She is allegedly the former spouse of a senior Alibaba executive, Jiang Fan, who heads TMall, China’s big Amazon-like business.

    Without naming Dong, the pro-Trump web site Red State reported June 4 on a high-level defection from China, saying the Defense Intelligence Agency had received information from him that Beijing is covering up biological warfare research at the Wuhan lab, and advanced its story to question the integrity of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

  10. CBC – AstraZeneca no longer recommended by NACI in most cases over mRNA vaccines

    The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is recommending the provinces stop administering the AstraZeneca vaccine in most cases — even as booster shots for people who’ve already received first doses of the product.

    The committee is citing better immune responses by mRNA vaccines and greater supply as reasons for the new guidelines.

    • CBC – Concerns over whether AstraZeneca recipients will be limited in travel to the U.S.

      Canadians who received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are excluded from seeing Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, raising concerns for travel limitations moving forward.

    • CBC – mRNA vaccines now preferred for both doses, NACI says

      The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is recommending the provinces stop administering the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in most cases — and AstraZeneca recipients should instead receive a second dose of an mRNA vaccine.

      “This is a discretionary recommendation,” said Dr. Dirk Huyer, Ontario’s outbreak response co-ordinator.

    • CBC – Winnipeg clinic helps increase COVID-19 vaccination among Inuit

      A Winnipeg clinic is working to increase vaccinations among Inuit by delivering doses in a familiar and comfortable atmosphere.

    • city news – Mix & matching COVID-19 vaccines?

      Dr. Christopher Labos, Montreal cardiologist & epidemiologist, says taking a different vaccine from your first dose may produce a better immune response, but can also cause more general symptoms like fever and fatigue.

    • sky news australia – ‘We do not have a pandemic in Australia’: Pauline Hanson

      One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says she understands implementing tough measures in the midst of a pandemic, but “we haven’t got a pandemic here in Australia”.

      Her comments come amid the story of Mark Kilian, who flew to Australia from the US to see his dying father, but has now been denied an exemption despite both him and his partner being fully vaccinated.

      On Thursday night, the couple returned their third negative test result in five days.

      According to Ms Hanson, the couple being denied an exemption is “a load of garbage”.

      “They’ve come from across the world … I am so angry about this,” she said.

    • global news – Nearly 20% of Canadians still hesitant or refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine: poll

      Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians still need to be convinced to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests — with one in 10 saying they definitely won’t get the shot.

      However, the exclusive poll done for Global News shows that over 50 per cent of those not vaccinated in Canada are ready to be convinced to get vaccinated if offered an incentive such as a lottery prize.

      Provinces like Alberta and Manitoba recently announced vaccine lotteries to convince people to get vaccinated, after U.S. states including New York started the initiative.

    • MSNBC – Cher On Vaccine Hesitancy And Life After Lockdown

      Cher discusses with Nicolle Wallace her efforts to help vaccinate underserved communities and life after lockdown.

    • WaPo- Why waiving vaccine patents isn’t enough to end the pandemic

      Experts say waiving patents won’t help poorer nations acquire the technical complexity of manufacturing coronavirus vaccines.

    • global news – COVID-19 vaccine rule for Broadway show raises travel concerns for AstraZeneca recipients

      As Broadway prepares to resume live theatre productions, its decision to allow only those who have been inoculated with U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines has raised international travel concerns, especially for Canadians who received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot.

      The FDA did not approve AstraZeneca: only those manufactured by Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson and Johnson are cleared for use.

      Bio-ethics professor Kerry Bowman called the Springsteen announcement the “tip of the iceberg,” triggering an important debate over vaccine passports and the need for universal guidelines as travel demand increases.

    • CBC – Vaccine certification starting in July for travellers entering Canada

      Starting in early July, a new feature on the ArriveCan app will allow travellers to take a photo of or upload a snapshot of their vaccine documentation into the app before going through customs.

    • bloomberg – Pfizer CEO on mRNA Vaccine Creation, R&D, Drug Costs

      ( 18 min 20 )

      Jun.18 — Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the development of its Covid-19 vaccine, investments in R&D and digital, and the need to address high out-of-pocket drug costs for U.S. patients.

    • SKY NEWS UK – Brazil: Women advised not to have babies, as P1 variant hits pregnant women hard

      As Brazil nears 500,000 COVID-related deaths, health authorities are advising women not to get pregnant due to the high risk of complications for unvaccinated younger women.

      Researchers in Sao Paulo, one of the worst-hit cities in the country, say the P1 variant has started infecting and killing pregnant women and their unborn children in startling numbers.

      Currently 42 pregnant women die every week from COVID-19; many more women are being intubated and their premature children delivered by caesarean section without consultation with obstetricians, according to medical researchers at the Brazilian Obstetric Observatory.

      SARS-CoV-2 Gamma variant - Gamma variant, also known as lineage P.1

      [...]Lineage P.1 comprises the two distinct subvariants 28-AM-1 and 28-AM-2, which both carry the K417T, E484K, N501Y mutations

      [...]Gamma has 10 defining mutations in its spike protein

      Other names include: Brazilian variant or Brazil variant


    • CDC director talks Delta variant, rare heart inflammation in young vaccinated people

      Dr. Rochelle Walensky discusses the CDC investigating more than 300 cases of myocarditis after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and how concerned people should be about the contagious Delta variant.

    • Richard: Pay close attention to this video, it is very important and the central point of States Rights is part of the idea behind the Convention of the States. Most people do understand that both Houses of Congress was not intended to be voted on by the People, the House of Representatives was intended to represent the people and be directly elected by them. The Senate was to Represent the States and the Senators were to be appointed by the State Legislatures.

      In 1911 the House of Representatives voted on a resolution to amend the Constitution by having the Senators directly elected by the People. In 1913 this Amendment was added to the Constitution.

      The various politicians of the time didn’t realize that changing the Representatives of the States to Representatives of the People would allow the Far Left to slowly gain control of enough members of both Houses to start stripping rights away from the States and giving those rights and the power the represent to the Federal Government. Part of this has been the massive growth of the US Code since then, if one state doesn’t have the same law as other states the left has pushed the Federal Courts and Congress to push through Federal Law insisting that all states do everything the same way.

      This also led to people believing that all laws must be Federal Laws instead of State Laws. An example of this is the way that people screamed for the need for a Federal Law preventing Female Circumcision. First this is a state issue not a Federal Issue, Second there are already laws on the books forbidding mutilation of people so why do we need a new law? In my opinion there were two reasons for the calls for a new Federal Law, First to strip more rights/power from the States and Second to increase the number of Federal Laws. The latter is being done so the Left can start investigating and find some obscure Federal Law that has been violated to prosecute their political enemies.

    • Failing Leftist Coup Prompts Federation of State Governors
      6-8 minutes

      The flailing efforts of those controlling the Biden cabal to convince other nations that it is a “functional” entity are not working. The recent embarrassment of a “summit” with Russian President Vladimir Putin was only the latest example. The rest of the world is increasingly contemptuous towards a faux American “administration” that is clueless and hamstrung by the blinding arrogance and moral/intellectual rot of the leftist counterculture.

      More significantly, Real America isn’t buying any of it either. After the four great years of prosperity and victory under President Trump, the people voted overwhelmingly last November for a continuation of his efforts to “Make America Great.” But what they received in response was flagrant election theft, with tampered voting machines, massive numbers of illegitimate ballots, and every conceivable form of chicanery.

      Nevertheless, leftists presumed themselves to be fully in control. So they pressed forward at break-neck speed, crippling America’s energy industry and dealing a nearly fatal blow to the triumph of energy independence that had been achieved under President Trump. Meanwhile, leftist Democrat open borders policy, the quickest and surest path to uncontested Democrat dominance in future elections, has been implemented via “executive” order. Predictably, the results have been devastating for Americans at the border and increasingly, all across the land.

  11. The Lithium Mine Versus the Wildflower
    The deposit could power 400,000 clean-energy car batteries. There’s just one roadblock: a rare, fragile species of buckwheat, which for a mine might mean extinction.
    searlesite and buckwheat
    Rocks rich in lithium (left) could be mined to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. But the Tiehm’s buckwheat (right) stands in the way.Photograph: Aubrey Trinnaman


    Whatever act of violence occurred in the midsummer heat on that lonely white hill in Nevada, there was no one around to see it. By the time Naomi Fraga arrived there in mid-September, the air had cooled but the evidence of a selective massacre remained: Where there had once been plants, there were now hundreds of empty holes. A few mangled stems, severed from their roots, lay half buried in the chalky dirt. What alarmed Fraga more than the dead or missing were the survivors. The white hill, located on a high desert ridge about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas that was once part of an ancient caldera, was home to a wide variety of Great Basin flora. There were various species, including saltbushes and sagebrush. But only one appeared to have fallen victim to the unseen attack—a buckwheat. As she walked around the scene, Fraga’s first reaction was disbelief. What, or who, had it out for this particular plant?

  12. Minneapolis has 100 National Guardsmen on standby as new gun evidence emerges in Winston Smith shooting
    Danielle Wallace
    6-8 minutes

    The Minnesota National Guard activated about 100 soldiers Wednesday to prepare for the possibility of civil unrest in Minneapolis as demonstrations continue over the deputy-involved fatal shooting of Winston Boogie Smith Jr. by a U.S. Marshals task force weeks ago – as well as the most recent death of a woman killed when a man rammed his SUV into a group of protesters blocking an intersection.

    Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday afternoon that his office, at the request of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, “gave the Minnesota National Guard a warning order to start preparing to assist local law enforcement should they need help,” the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. The Minnesota National Guard has not been given any operational orders, “and as of this time their assistance has not been needed,” Fox 9 Minneapolis also reported.

    MN National Guard tweeted Wednesday afternoon that approximately 100 soldiers from the 257th Military Police Company have been activated “at the request of the city of Minneapolis for potential support to civil unrest within the city.” A follow-up tweet added, “While the Soldiers are not currently in Minneapolis, they are standing by and prepared to respond if their presence is needed.”


    If Guardsmen are brought into Minneapolis, Police Chief Medaria Arradondo requested that those soldiers be assigned to teams with law enforcement officers and concentrate on property protection details and static traffic posts, according to the city of Minneapolis.


    In a letter addressed to the governor earlier Wednesday, Frey said city and state officers have maintained communication “about the ongoing peaceful protests and potential civil unrest around the recent officer-involved shooting of Winston Smith in Minneapolis.”

    “It is my request that the state make Minnesota National Guard assets available to assist in ensuring calm and order throughout the city, without immediately being deployed,” the mayor wrote, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Tribune. He added that “preparedness is essential.”

    The city has asked for National Guard assistance at least five times since the death of George Floyd in May 2020, according to the Tribune.

    The latest request comes as protesters and city officials compete for control of the intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue in Uptown. City crews have repeatedly cleared the area, and each time protesters have moved back in after police left. Organizers want the area to remain closed to traffic as has occurred at the site of Floyd’s death downtown by Cup Foods that has come to be known as George Floyd Square.
    Police clear out items used to barricade Lake Street in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. A St. Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, was charged Wednesday with intentional second-degree murder. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

    Police clear out items used to barricade Lake Street in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. A St. Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, was charged Wednesday with intentional second-degree murder. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

    Late Sunday, a woman, identified by media outlets as 31-year-old Deona Marie Knajdek Erickson, was killed after a man rammed his SUV into a group of protesters and their vehicles parked to block off the nearby intersection of West Lake Street and Girard Avenue South.


    The driver, 35-year-old Nicholas D. Kraus, was charged with second-degree unpremeditated murder by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office on Wednesday. He had been in custody since early Monday and police said protesters initially pulled him out of his vehicle and beat him.

    His motive remains unclear, though Minneapolis police said alcohol and drugs may have been contributing factors. A search warrant also said Kraus admitted to being the driver but gave illogical and irrelevant answers to other questions, including telling police his name was Jesus Christ and Tim Burton, that he had been a carpenter for 2,000 years, and that he wanted to get his children to the Super Bowl.

    The document, obtained by KARE, said security camera footage showed no brake lights as Kraus approached the intersection. Kraus has five convictions for driving while impaired dating back to a 2007 incident, according to online court records. Court records also show his driver’s license was canceled in 2013 because he was found to be “inimical to public safety.”
    Protesters raise their fists in support during a birthday celebration and protest on West Lake Street in Uptown in honor of Deona Marie Knajdek’s birthday on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Antranik Tavitian/Star Tribune via AP)

    Protesters raise their fists in support during a birthday celebration and protest on West Lake Street in Uptown in honor of Deona Marie Knajdek’s birthday on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Antranik Tavitian/Star Tribune via AP)

    Meanwhile, new documents filed in Hennepin County District Court earlier this week provide more details into the circumstances of the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Smith in the top level of a parking ramp in the Uptown area of Minneapolis on June 3. State investigators have said there is no body-camera, dash-camera or surveillance footage that captured the incident unfold.

    Search warrant affidavits obtained by the Tribune said 14 cartridge casings from police firearms were found outside of the car and six cartridge casings from another gun were found inside the vehicle.

    One document said a Smith and Wesson M&P 380 pistol was recovered from the driver’s side of the vehicle. Six casings matching the pistol were found inside the vehicle: Two from the driver’s seat, one from the floor, two from the center console and one from the front passenger area.

    Those details contrast with what attorneys representing a woman who was inside the vehicle with Smith at the time of the shooting said. She claimed she never saw Smith with a gun and never saw a gun inside the vehicle at any time, the Tribune reported.



    The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said a Hennepin County sheriff’s deputy and a Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy serving on the U.S. Marshals North Star Fugitive Task Force “discharged their weapons, striking the man.” The BCA also said “evidence at the scene indicates that the man fired his weapon from inside the vehicle” – though no details were provided about which party fired first.

    Smith had a warrant for a felony firearms violation and was shot while the task force was attempting to bring him into custody. Smith’s criminal record included 20 convictions, mostly for minor traffic and parking violations, plus three marijuana charges and an aggravated robbery conviction in which his ex-girlfriend’s face was beaten to a pulp, according to court documents.

  13. Patriot Steve Daniels is Unlawfully Arrested at Arizona Rally – This is a HUGE 1st Amendment Violation (Video)
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published June 13, 2021 at 9:49pm
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    On Wednesday at the Chandler, Arizona school board meeting, patriot Steve Daniels was unlawfully arrested while peacefully protesting critical race theory curriculum, masking of children, and barring parents from public meetings.

    Daniels posted a live stream to his Facebook page, where an officer asks him, “Can I ask you if would mind standing over here, so we can clear a path for you? I’m not going to ask you to stop doing anything else.” This was 35 minutes into the video.

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    Daniels submitted to his request and began to speak about the current state of our nation and the suppression of our voices.

    At 37 minutes, police grabbed Steve Daniels and promptly arrested him.

    Patriot Steve Daniels is Unlawfully Arrested at Arizona Rally – This is a HUGE 1st Amendment Violation (Video)
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    Published June 13, 2021 at 9:49pm
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    On Wednesday at the Chandler, Arizona school board meeting, patriot Steve Daniels was unlawfully arrested while peacefully protesting critical race theory curriculum, masking of children, and barring parents from public meetings.

    Daniels posted a live stream to his Facebook page, where an officer asks him, “Can I ask you if would mind standing over here, so we can clear a path for you? I’m not going to ask you to stop doing anything else.” This was 35 minutes into the video.

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    Daniels submitted to his request and began to speak about the current state of our nation and the suppression of our voices.

    At 37 minutes, police grabbed Steve Daniels and promptly arrested him.

  14. Biden’s Terror Strategy Defines Republicans as the New Terrorists – Frontpagemag
    Daniel Greenfield
    10-13 minutes

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

    As the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches, Joe Biden has made it clear that he doesn’t intend to fight Al Qaeda. Instead he’s going to fight other Americans.

    The Biden administration’s newly released National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism mentions Al Qaeda only once in its 30 pages. Even though the FBI continues to break up Islamic terrorist plots against America, the document only defines Muslims as victims.

  15. Beating Down Brits

    Freedom Day canceled, mandatory vaccinations pushed into law, and no dancing at weddings.
    Fri Jun 18, 2021 Katie Hopkins

    It has been quite the week here in the UK. On Monday, Boris Johnson canceled ‘Freedom Day’. On Wednesday, he started the forced vaccination of Care Home staff. And the week isn’t over yet.

    First, Boris and his G7 chums stopped milling about on a private beach in Cornwall having BBQs and taking pretend-socially-distanced photographs while leg humping each other in private. Then, Boris posed like a stranded beluga whale on the Cornish shoreline for the press, before returning to Number Ten.

    Next, replete with tan and sea salt in his hair from his morning swimming adventures, Boris crushed the hopes of every hardworking Brit hoping to go overseas on holiday by canceling Freedom Day.

    The cursed day was supposed to be June 21. I say cursed because all fabricated ‘goalposts’ are cursed by their very nature. Remember ‘three weeks to flatten the curve’ before it became ‘freedom is a vaccine’? That was just before it became ‘hospitalizations and deaths’, before it became cases, and only slightly after it becomes ‘vaccination rates in the 18-40 age group’. And all that before we get going on the so-called “variants” that are imagined up to cage the nation a little longer.

  16. Democratic Strategist Linked to Early Push on Controversial Election Grants – Frontpagemag
    Tod Shepherd
    6-7 minutes

    The revelation is likely the first direct link, discovered in Pennsylvania.

    Reprinted From Broad and Liberty.

    An email introducing a Delaware County councilwoman to the idea of election grants from a nonprofit also cc’d a political strategist whose online bio boasts that he led “the soft-side effort to win the swing state [Pennsylvania] in 2020” for Democrats and their causes.

    The revelation is likely the first direct link in Pennsylvania between grants from the Chicago-based Center for Tech and Civic Life for the 2020 election and a source with an open partisan affiliation for Democrats.

    The email was obtained by Republican activist Leah Hoopes from Delaware County via a Right to Know request filed in February.

    The email thread began on July 24 of last year when someone named Gwen Camp emailed Delaware County Councilwoman Christine Reuther. Although requests for comment to Camp were not returned, she is most likely a former Obama administration FEMA staffer as well as a former staffer for Sen. Bob Casey, according to a LinkedIn bio with that name.

    Also cc’d on the email was Kevin Mack, whose email address identified him as employed with Deliver Strategies.

  17. ‘In Spite of Rock and Tempest Roar’

    by Lawrence Kadish
    June 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (Photo by Otto Herschan Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    America! Since our founding we have stood tall against every assault and every enemy. This is not the time to despair. Rather, we need to go beyond simply recognizing today’s threats and embrace the spirit of a nation that has weathered the worst our foes have ever thrown against us.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of America’s most vigorous patriots, used the power of poetry to rally his fellow citizens and remain true to the steadfast courage of our forefathers when he penned, “The Building of the Ship.” The poem compares building a ship to building a nation and within the verses he implores us to defend it!

    Their words still ring out: “In spite of Rock or Tempest roar, in spite of false lights on the shore.”

    Assaults against America continue today, both from overseas enemies and from within our own borders. Further, social media has acted as an accelerant for those seeking to divide us. Political operatives masquerading as journalists have used their platforms to further advance their cynical agendas. (Sadly, this is not the first time in American history that “journalists” have sought to destroy the reputations of White House occupants such as Donald Trump. Lincoln was the subject of countless lies — but those reporters had no access to Twitter or Facebook. The damage they inflict now on our nation is incalculable.)

    Our nation also is confronting the abdicators of their sacred Oath of Office; politicians, members of the judiciary and others state and federal institutions who have solemnly sworn to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Cynically, they seem to evolve into the very enemies from whom they swore to protect us.

    More damaging to our nation is that they are never held to account. Questions have been asked about matters from subpoenaed evidence that was destroyed to election laws that are apparently bypassed — with never any negative consequences for those who destroyed the evidence or bypassed the laws.

    Overseas enemies of our democracy are trying to destroy us, seeking the means to turn Americans against each other. It is this author’s opinion that they are now using the anonymous power of the Internet, rather than nuclear weapons, to attack our society. Consider how North Korean hackers shut down Sony just a few years ago and how Russia-based hackers forced Colonial Pipeline and the meat processing industry to hand over tens of millions of dollars in ransom.

    Despite these enormous threats, we should not despair. Instead we need to gather strength from our past — such as the lessons offered to us in Longfellow’s poem — and to take to heart the words that ring clear, true, and inspiring.

    The Building of the Ship” 1849, Abridged Version

    “Build me straight, O worthy Master!
    Stanch and strong, a goodly vessel,
    That shall laugh at all disaster,
    And with wave and whirlwind wrestle!”

    Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!
    Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
    Humanity with all its fears,
    With all the hopes of future years,
    Is hanging breathless on thy fate!
    We know what Master laid thy keel,
    What Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel,
    Who made each mast, and sail, and rope,
    What anvils rang, what hammers beat,
    In what a forge and what a heat
    Were shaped the anchors of thy hope!

    In spite of rock and tempest’s roar,
    In spite of false lights on the shore,
    Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea!
    Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee,
    Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears,
    Our faith triumphant o’er our fears,
    Are all with thee, — are all with thee!

    What our nation needs now is the wisdom to hear these inspiring words and reclaim a democracy that remains the hope of the free world.

  18. IRS Denies Tax Exemption to Texas Religious Group Because Prayer, Bible Reading Boost the Republican Party
    By Mark Tapscott
    June 16, 2021 Updated: June 17, 2021
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    An IRS official denied tax-exempt status to a Texas group that encourages church members to pray for state and national leaders, regardless of their party affiliation, because it benefits “the private interests of the [Republican] Party.”

    “You do not qualify as an organization described in IRS Section 501(c)(3). You engage in prohibited political campaign intervention,” wrote Stephen A. Martin, director of the IRS Office of Exempt Organizations Rulings and Agreements, in a May 18 letter (pdf) to Christians Engaged, the Garland, Texas-based prayer group recognized by Texas officials as tax-exempt.

  19. More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019


    Posted: Jun 15, 2021 / 04:58 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 15, 2021 / 04:58 PM EDT

    FILE – This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the spherical coronavirus particles from what was believed to be the first U.S. case of COVID-19. A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. (C.S. Goldsmith, A. Tamin/CDC via AP)

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials.

    The analysis is not definitive, and some experts remain skeptical, but federal health officials are increasingly accepting a timeline in which small numbers of COVID-19 infections may have occurred in the U.S. before the world ever became aware of a dangerous new virus erupting in China.

    • At the very best. If you remove all sinister overtones, and make this just about the few public numbers, the mRNA shots are a reverse lottery. You take the shots, and hope nothing bad happens. There is little win, as people are still getting Covid, getting very sick, and dying with it after the shots, but the chance of serious injury and death is now higher from the vaccine than from the disease! Certainly in anything but the oldest demographic.

      So its like buying a lottery ticket where the payoff is death.

  20. The Promise

    “Peaceful interaction between friendly Gray whales in the calving lagoons of Baja California, Mexico Filmed by @nuttynulty onboard a trip with @silversharkadventures and with permission of the Vizcaino natural reserve of Baja California Sur @semarnat_mexico”
    Reg Saddler @zaibatsu – June 18, 2021

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    The Reality

    Replying to @zaibatsu @justin_hart and @NuttyNulty
    Lester White@NDallas87 – June 18, 2021 – Twitter

  21. Old news

    Nobel Prize winner Karry Mullis said that HIV is not the cause AIDS. Mullis’ hypothesis is that AIDS is not caused by HIV, but by several retroviruses. He said that if a person’s immune system was infected by a large collection of dormant retroviruses, and if that group of cells divide and multiply, the dormant retrovirus will be copied. When a retrovirus is copied, possibly into a million copies, it breaks loose from the cells and leaks into the blood stream. from then on a chain reaction is created.

    Eventually there is going to come a time when a percentage of the population is going to have AIDS and not HIV.
    Mullis said he does not believe that HIV alone is not the cause of AIDS, because he has yet to see any papers or proof that actually link HIV and AIDS. He suggested that anyone who has any papers or proof to support the hypothesis that HIV is linked to AIDS, to send him a copy.

    A student asked him if he was telling students to be skeptical of HIV being the cause of AIDS, why shouldn’t people be skeptical of all retroviruses, including HIV. Mullis’ response was that the cause of AIDS might not even be a virus and that he was examining it in a different way than it has been now.

    Should Mullis’ suggested hypothesis prove to be true, vaccine for AIDS would be impossible to develop. Because there would be so many viruses, that once a person tried to knock out one, another one would take its place.

    He also said there is a high rate of False Positives-AIDS tests and that many people are dying from AZT, one of the most common drugs for HIV and AIDS patients. “The Establishment AIDS Research Committee is incapable of rendering that they may be wrong”.

    Dr, Baily, who is also a molecular biologist, is horrified by the widespread use of AZT, not because it is so toxic, but because, he insists, the claims it widespread use is are based upon are false.

    “I can’t see how this drug could be doing anything other than making people very sick”. Most ironically the drug has been found to accelerate the very process it was said to prevent: the loss of T-4 cells”.

    “AZT is a chain-terminating nucleotide, which means it stops DNA replication. It seeks out any cell that is engaged in DNA and kills it….. PCR, is a notoriously unreliable on upon which to base quantitive conclusions”.

    Dr. Baily also said “ In all my years in science, I have never seen anything as atrocious”. When asked if he thought it was possible that people had been killed as a result of AZT poisoning rather than AIDS, he answered “ It is more than possible”.

    Dr. Fauci, the head of NIH, proudly announced that a trial that had been going for “two years” had “clearly shown” that early intervention will keep AIDS at bay. AZT is effective in stopping the progression of AIDS in ASYMPTOMATIC and early ARC cases.

    AZT was one of the most toxic, expensive, and controversial drugs in the…… establishment pushing a drug that IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE itself and killed…..
    Side effects of AZT : headache, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, tiredness, muscle pain and loss of appetite.

    Sins of Omission about a bad and truly corrupt science surrounding the promoting of AZT as a treatment for the syndrome of diseases — evidence of the cold-bloodiness of the AIDS establishment pushing this drug.

    Because the drug did NOT REQUIRE THE USUAL MASSIVE RESEARCH AND TRIAL PROCESS, because the AIDS patients were going to die anyway. It was an insanely profitable for its makers, Burroughs Welcome. It was a tragically perfect storm of windfall profits, something to pacify AIDS activists, the media and a convenient boom to the patent holders for HIV testing. Lehman Brothers reported Burroughs Welcome company profits rose 141 percent.

    January of 1987, eleven top AIDS doctors were asked by the FDA to consider giving lightning-quick approval of a highly toxic drug about which there was very little information – – a cancer drug that had been shelved 25 years earlier because it was so toxic. The FDA applied political pressure.

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