Reader’s Links for December 26th, 2022

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30 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 26th, 2022”

  1. Thank you all!

    For the news and the hope that this site oozes constantly no matter how bad the former seems. I cannot contribute much now I am sorry to say.

    WRT Mo33S I Have not seen that movie since on TV as a child. Again: Thank You!

    Merry Xmas! (belated) and a hope for a better 2023 without the need for bloodshed.

    Even if Trudeau and Arden (to name but a few) are removed (by any means) it will make no difference as the pod that spawned them has many more such in its pipeline and all are primed and ready to take over at a moment’s notice. The faces will change but that is about all. I wonder when Biden’s damage will reach its maximal point so that they can “remove ” him with a “job well done!” thanks as they cart him off to his home nursing (nursing homes are only for plebs).
    I can imagine the remake of “What a Wonderful Life” would be like now and just the thought make me shudder and want to throw up.

    The point about Trump, Farage and hopefully Desantis is that they are unique and will never be capable of being replaced.
    IMO the only reason Trump is still alive is because the globalists deservedly fear a frenzied backlash. But when they no longer do….
    Coldest December in history for our locality and I had a hope for a white Xmas but summer woke up and ruined that.

    Last point: I wonder how the Dutch Kulaks are coping? As that is what they symbolize and even if the reasons seem different the formula is the same and by the same people.

    • Yes, but only on compliant citizens who keeps still long enough.

      As a pure military weapon even if it could be aerosol dispersed all it would do is overwhelm the medical facilities. It is a long-term weapon of slow human destruction as the other ?intended effects come into play.
      IMO it is a designed rot from within, a slimy method of slow culling of their own people that they hoped no one would notice or act upon if they did and so far, they are correct.
      The perpetrators here need some public Medieval punishment IMO and the classical but very non Christian, punishment that includes whole families might teach the few left a lesson. Can you see it? Of course not! We play by the rules that they exploit and we lose.

    • It’s a weapon but the NIH or CDC are better suspects then the military. A weapon like this one is better developed and distributed by civilian agencies.

      The military has limited roles in wars of shadows.

  2. Three Power Substations Attacked In Washington State On Christmas Day
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    BY TYLER DURDEN
    MONDAY, DEC 26, 2022 – 07:09 AM
    Increased sabotage incidents on the US power grid are very concerning. On Christmas Day, three substation facilities were vandalized in Pierce County, Washington, plunging thousands of customers into total darkness, according to ABC News.

    Two of the power substations were operated by Tacoma Public Utilities and one by Puget Sound Energy. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said all three were attacked, but there are no “motives or if this was a coordinated attack on the power systems.”

    The sheriff’s office said nothing was stolen from the substations, while equipment was only vandalized. There was no mention of what devices were damaged or the tool to inflict damage.

    “Unfortunately, the impacts to our system from today’s deliberate damage are more severe in some places than initial testing indicated. Some customers will be restored closer to 8 AM tomorrow,” Tacoma Public Utilities wrote in a statement on Sunday.

    The Tacoma substation attacks follow “deliberate attacks” on two power substations in North Carolina early this month. Duke Energy personnel found bullet holes in transformers.

    We’ve asked the question of who is intentionally sabotaging the US power grid. In the first eight months of the year, there were 106 attacks on the electrical grid, the highest number ever recorded in a single year.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/three-power-substations-attacked-washington-state-christmas-day

  3. Non-Profit Focused on Ending Cash Bail Shuts Down After Being Sued for Release of Offender Who Shot Man Days After Being Bailed Out
    By Margaret Flavin
    Published December 26, 2022 at 9:00am
    15 Comments

    Woke elitists and celebrities love spending money on ‘feel good’ projects that make them look engaged in society. Unfortunately, they often care more about the appearance of helping rather than actually benefiting society.

    Such is the case with California non-profit The Bail Project, backed by virtue signaling celebrities like John Legend, Danny Glover, and Richard Branson.

    According to their website, “The Bail Project combats mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system—one person at a time. We restore the presumption of innocence, reunite families, and challenge a system that criminalizes race and poverty. We’re on a mission to end cash bail and create a more just, equitable, and humane pretrial system.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/non-profit-focused-ending-cash-bail-shuts-sued-release-offender-shot-man/

  4. SELF-DESTRUCTION: Judge Says San Francisco Can’t Clear Homeless Camps
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published December 26, 2022 at 8:40am
    143 Comments

    Democrats have destroyed California.

    Now, a federal judge just temporarily banned San Francisco from clearing homeless camps in the city.

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    Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu said that the city violated its own policies when clearing homeless camps.

    Ryu cited evidence that found the city did not offer inhabitants shelter before clearing the encampments. The plaintiffs also stated that the belongings of some of those in the encampments were improperly seized or thrown out.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/self-destruction-judge-says-san-francisco-cant-clear-homeless-camps/

  5. UPDATE: 37 Die in Weekend Freeze – More than All of the Global Warming Deaths This Year Combined
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 26, 2022 at 8:20am
    98 Comments

    At least 37 people were killed in the prolonged winter storm over the Christmas weekend.

    Hundreds of thousands were without power on Christmas Day.

    This is more than the number of deaths caused by global warming – climate change combined this past year.

    The existential threat of “global warming” is yet to claim a life in the continental United States.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/update-37-die-weekend-winter-storms-global-warming-deaths-year-combined/

  6. Brazil: Indios Storm Supreme Court to Demand Chief’s Release, Left Prepares Crackdown
    By Richard Abelson
    Published December 26, 2022 at 10:40am
    26 Comments

    In Brazil, indigenous protestors have invaded the perimeter of the Supreme Court to demand the release of arrested Chief Serere. The leftist Lula camp called protestors “terrorists” and prepared to crack down on the largest pro-democracy protests in world history.

    Dozens of indios broke through barriers around the Supreme Court building in Brasilía Dec. 25 to demand the release of tribal leader José Acácio Serere Xavante, who was arrested Monday, Dec. 12 for the crime of protesting, and held without charges (Gateway reported).

    The protesting indios told police they were there to protest the arrest of Chief Serere. SWAT teams and Federal Police were deployed. After about two hourse, the indigenous protestors left the area outsid ethe Supreme Court, but remained in the square outsdie, protesting.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/brazil-indios-storm-supreme-court-demand-chiefs-release-left-prepares-crackdown/

  7. Ordinary Americans Must Band Together to Take a Stand to Restore the Constitution and the Rule of Law
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 26, 2022 at 10:00am
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    The Globalist Uniparty Murdered the American Constitutional Republic

    Guest post by Lawrence Sellin

    The U.S. government is a corrupt, one-party authoritarian state controlled by a Globalist Uniparty of Democrats and Republicans, who steal from the American people on behalf of rich and powerful multinational interests and use the federal bureaucracy, particularly the national security agencies, to suppress dissent and deny individual rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

    The American Constitutional Republic died in Arizona from yet another stolen election, the kill shot being administered by Maricopa County Super Court Judge Peter Thompson, who just dismissed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s lawsuit despite overwhelming evidence of election law violations and malicious intent.

    The Globalist Uniparty has been injecting lethal poison into the body politic of the American Constitutional Republic ever since the American people defied Globalist Uniparty dictates and practiced actual democracy by electing Donald Trump as President.

    Recognizing that democracy was a existential threat to its survival and its iron grip control of the U.S. government, the Globalist Uniparty did everything in its power, to not only undermine the Trump Presidency, but took measures to ensure that the American people would never again pose a threat to its absolute power.

    Ergo, the stolen 2020 Presidential election the Globalist Uniparty-planned and Deep State-executed fake insurrection of January 6, 2021.

    Free and fair elections is the sine qua non, that is, the essential element for combatting the systemic political corruption practiced by the Globalist Uniparty, as represented by the recently-enacted, reckless $1.7 trillion Omnibus spending bill.

    Whatever remains of the American Constitutional Republic is just an illusion deemed temporarily useful by the Globalist Uniparty until they decide to extinguish liberty permanently.

    Any future resurrection of the American Constitutional Republic is now in doubt without a total rejection of the Globalist Uniparty.

    The situation requires a nationwide, bottom-up, political insurgency to reverse the destructive policies emanating from globalist-occupied Washington, D.C. by establishing parallel political, governmental and economic structures, thus creating alternate centers of gravity for restoring the American Constitutional Republic.

    Patriots must assume that the Globalist Uniparty and its enforcement arm, the national security apparatus, particularly the FBI, are deeply embedded in the country and it will do everything possible to sabotage any effort to resurrect the American Constitutional Republic.

    Among others, the guiding principles of a bottom-up political insurgency include:

    Enthusiastic embrace of the Second and Tenth Amendments of the Constitution, rights fundamental to limiting the abusive powers of a central government.
    Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Tenth Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    Control local law enforcement and and the requirement to mitigate the influence of the FBI, the Biden Department of Justice and federal agencies, in general.
    Establish single day, in-person, photo ID-verified voters, paper ballot elections.
    Eliminate anti-American political indoctrination and sexual grooming in the local educational system.
    Remove all illegal aliens from communities and restrict the activities of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) supporting illegal immigration.
    Reject all federal public health policies not based on verified scientific and medical evidence and traditional ethical standards, such as informed and parental consent.
    Strictly enforce Equal Opportunity, eliminating the discriminatory practices of Affirmative Action and diversity policies.
    Let us agree that the Globalist Uniparty is destructive to and, therefore, cannot co-exist with the American Constitutional Republic.

    The onus is now on ordinary Americans to band together to take a stand to restore the Constitution and the rule of law, to establish political and fiscal sanity and to return the government to the people.

    Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. Dr. Sellin is the author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution. His email address is lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/ordinary-americans-must-band-together-take-stand-restore-constitution-rule-law/

  8. Arizona’s Law to Confirm Who Mails in Election Ballots (Signature Verification) Is Ignored to Steal Elections
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 26, 2022 at 9:40am
    199 Comments

    The state of Arizona is very important to the country’s security. Drug cartels run the border and corrupt politicians let them. By stealing elections these corrupt politicians and the cartels keep control.

    You would think that the politicians and courts in Arizona would want to keep the cartels out of their state, but this isn’t the case.

    Ben Bergquan, from Real America’s Voice, noted this when he spoke in front of Maricopa County before they certified another corrupted election. The only people that win the corrupted election in Arizona are the cartels.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/arizonas-law-confirm-mails-election-ballots-signature-verification-ignored-steal-elections/

  9. Devastated by Winter Storm, Buffalo Contending with Looters
    By Margaret Flavin
    Published December 26, 2022 at 9:20am
    326 Comments

    The winter bomb cyclone dumping snow and cold weather across the country hit Buffalo and Western New York hard. The area faced hurricane force winds and snow leading to whiteout conditions

    While residents struggle with conditions that left many stranded and paralyzed emergency response efforts, criminals are taking the opportunity to capitalize on their fellow residents tragedy by looting area businesses.

    Police claim only two looting incidents, and the media has downplayed the occurrences, but social media tells a very different story.

    Don’t expect the mainstream media, even in Buffalo, to cover the widespread looting in Buffalo. The AP Stylebook has discouraged it since 2020. It doesn’t conform to their anti-police narrative. https://t.co/qEINu7nIkq pic.twitter.com/ccyBuv81ly

    — National Police Association (@NatPoliceAssoc) December 26, 2022

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/devastated-winter-storm-buffalo-contending-looters/

  10. DNYUZ
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    December 26, 2022
    In Nord Stream Mystery, Baltic Seabed Provides a Nearly Ideal Crime Scene
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    More than 15 years ago, when the Nord Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Germany was little more than an idea, a Swedish government study warned of the risks inherent in running a critical piece of energy infrastructure along the Baltic Sea floor.

    The pipeline would be vulnerable to even the most rudimentary form of sabotage, analysts wrote, and underwater surveillance would be nearly impossible. The 2007 study, written by the Swedish Defense Research Agency, even posited a scenario:
    “One diver would be enough to set an explosive device.”

    Today, European investigators face almost exactly that scenario. The Swedish authorities leading a criminal investigation have concluded that a state actor was most likely responsible for a September blast that ripped through the gas pipes. Officials and experts say that explosives were probably dropped from ships or — just as the Swedish report warned — planted on the seafloor using submarines or divers.

    The Nord Stream attack has been a wartime mystery, prompting finger-pointing and speculation about how — in an era of constant satellite surveillance, in the midst of an energy crisis and with Europe on alert because of the war in Ukraine — a vessel could creep up on a crucial energy conduit, plant a bomb and leave without a trace.

    The Baltic Sea, it turns out, was a nearly ideal crime scene. Its floor is latticed with telecommunication cables and pipes that, as had been warned, are not closely monitored. Ships come and go constantly from the nine countries bordering the sea, and vessels can easily hide by turning off their tracking transponders.

    “The key question is not what kind of surveillance there was, but why the lack of surveillance for this pipeline — and other pipelines and electric cables and the underwater cables on the seabed,” said Niklas Rossbach, deputy research director at the Swedish Defense Research Agency.

    The Baltic is also a giant graveyard for unexploded munitions and chemical weapons dumped after the World Wars. Expeditions to clear those obstacles are common, meaning the expertise to carry out underwater detonation is ubiquitous. Several countries along the Baltic, including Russia, have dive teams that specialize in seabed operations, officials in the region said. Russia, with a port along the Baltic, has small, quiet submarines that can move undetected, according to former military and intelligence officials in the region.

    After the blasts, Poland and Ukraine openly blamed Russia but provided no evidence. In an interview, Daniel Stenling, Sweden’s top counterintelligence official, declined to speculate on a perpetrator. But he placed the Nord Stream attack squarely in the context of increasingly brazen Russian espionage.

    “In the big context of the war in Ukraine that is ongoing, it’s very interesting and very serious,” he said of the blasts, repeatedly emphasizing growing threats from Russian spycraft and cyberattacks.

    “We have seen increased acts from Russia for a long time now,” he said.

    Russia, for its part, has blamed Britain, also without evidence.

    Russia has a history of using energy to exert influence and has an interest in fracturing alliances within Europe. But the theory that Russia carried out the blasts, repeated often by Western officials, has only gotten more complicated.

    In recent weeks, Nord Stream AG, which is majority-owned by a Kremlin-controlled company, has begun pricing out the cost to repair the pipe and restore gas flow, according to a person briefed on the work who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about it publicly. One repair estimate starts at about $500 million, the person said. Consultants for Russia are also studying how long the damaged pipes can withstand saltwater exposure. The inquiries raise the question of why, if Russia bombed its own pipelines, it would begin the expensive work of repairing them.

    But like any good mystery story, the sabotage has layers of intrigue and multiple players with degrees of motive and ability. Even the decision by the Swedish government to keep details of its inquiry secret from Western allies has prompted whispered speculation that perhaps investigators have cracked the case and are strategically keeping quiet.

    Not so, Mr. Stenling said. “We have no concrete evidence,” he said. “But hopefully we will.”

    As for his government’s choice to keep its cards close, Mr. Stenling said: “The entire investigation is unusual.”

    Nord Stream encompasses two projects, each a pair of concrete-encased steel pipes nearly four feet in diameter and more than 700 miles long.

    The first pair, Nord Stream I, came online in 2011. Germany wanted cheap, reliable gas, and Russia wanted to reduce its reliance on piping gas through Ukraine, a country with which it had a contentious relationship long before this year’s invasion.

    Just about everyone else in Europe, along with the United States, objected. A senior Polish official even compared the pipeline deal to the pre-World War II pact between Hitler and Stalin that carved up Poland.

    Sweden objected to part of the project that was planned near its coastline, arguing that it could enable Russian surveillance.

    But the biggest argument was that Nord Stream would make Europe too reliant on Russian gas, giving Moscow a lever over the European Union with its ability to turn off supplies.

    Soon after Nord Stream I went online, the Kremlin started pushing for another set of pipes. This second pipeline, known as Nord Stream II, has been even more contentious, with most of the European Union and the United States — under both President Barack Obama and President Donald J. Trump — opposing it.

    Construction finished last September and, as Russian soldiers gathered on the border with Ukraine, Ukrainian officials saw the pipeline as a security threat. If Russian gas suppliers could further bypass Ukraine, the argument went, the Kremlin would have no reason not to bomb Ukrainian infrastructure.

    Last year, Ukrainian energy regulators sent a 13-page letter to Poland as part of a coordinated effort to stop the new pipeline from coming online. Nord Stream II “will negatively impact on Ukraine’s national security,” read the letter, which was obtained by The New York Times. The letter also warned of economic consequences for Ukraine, since Russian companies still pay to send gas through Ukrainian pipes.

    Even after Russia invaded, a Ukrainian government document obtained by The Times shows that Ukraine expected to continue charging Russian companies, including state-owned Gazprom and Rosneft, to transmit gas during the first half of 2022. Under its contract, Ukraine receives an average of $1 billion a year in transit fees.

    So the pipelines had no shortage of adversaries.

    But sabotaging a key piece of energy infrastructure could be considered an act of war. For a European Union or NATO member to carry it out would have significant consequences, shattering trust in two of the most important Western partnerships. And while attacking the pipeline may have made financial sense for Ukraine, particularly in a time of war, its capability to pull off such a feat is unclear. Ukraine does not have a Baltic port and its only known submarine was captured by Russia in 2014.

    Many European governments and experts see Moscow as the most likely saboteur. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has used gas as a political lever in the past and there is evidence that he saw Europe as vulnerable.

    In one Gazprom meeting, an executive dismissed the idea that Europe could leave Nord Stream II closed. “Wait for one cold winter, and they will beg for our gas,” one official told colleagues at a meeting with Russian policymakers and business executives last year, according to an attendee. The attendee spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the meeting.

    But Germany blocked Nord Stream II’s launch.

    As European countries stockpiled natural gas this year, the Kremlin’s behavior changed. Russia took Nord Stream I offline in late August, blaming mechanical issues. In early September, the Kremlin said that the pipeline would be shut indefinitely. The explosions came a few weeks later, on Sept. 26. They severed both strands of Nord Stream I and one of the Nord Stream II pipes.

    The explosion does not neatly benefit Russia. It must keep paying transit fees to Ukraine, it cannot easily use the promise of cheap gas to cleave Germany from its European allies, and it faces hefty repair costs.

    But the sabotage all but guarantees that gas prices will be uncomfortably high for Europeans until spring. And it creates an incentive for E.U. countries to push Ukraine to negotiate a quick ending, since the war threatens the land-based pipes that bring gas west. The fact that one of the Nord Stream II pipes remains intact also means that, in an energy crunch, Germany could reverse course and allow that pipe to start pumping gas.

    Sabotaging Nord Stream also creates uncertainty about what other infrastructure could be attacked. In addition to damaging the pipeline, the explosion came perilously close to damaging a cable carrying electricity from Sweden to Poland. “You are sending a signal,” said Martin Kragh, deputy director of the Stockholm Center for Eastern European Studies at the nonprofit Swedish Institute of International Affairs. “It’s signaling ‘We can do this, and we can do this elsewhere.’”

    The fact that the pipeline was not carrying gas at the time of the explosions has contributed to that speculation.

    “We are less certain that the primary aim was functional damage here, because the Nord Stream gas pipeline was not operational at the time,” said Kjell Engelbrekt, who teaches political science at the Swedish Defense University.

    (The lack of gas at the time of the explosion also casts serious doubt on a theory that a bomb was sent through the pipe using an inspection device known as a PIG, or pipeline inspection gauge. “Nonsense,” said Stephan Harmsen, who designed the PIG for Nord Stream I. Those devices require gas flow to operate, he said).

    Swedish investigators have recovered explosive residue from the blast site. But they have found the Baltic a difficult environment. Undersea photos showed little. Surveillance of such an enormous pipeline would have been incredibly expensive and was never a priority for European intelligence agencies. The best undersea surveillance in the area, security experts say, is by Russian sonar sensors along the pipeline. Western investigators have no access to that data.

    With scant evidence from the seabed, a breakthrough may reply on intelligence service wiretaps and human sources. But so far, American and European intelligence agencies have not publicly shared any data that they might have collected.

    “It’s very fascinating, but it’s very complex,” Mr. Engelbrekt said. “And it’s very difficult without access to some of these data points to start eliminating actors and motives.”

    https://dnyuz.com/2022/12/26/in-nord-stream-mystery-baltic-seabed-provides-a-nearly-ideal-crime-scene/

  11. In Case You Missed It… Bill Barr Screamed at Investigator Tony Shaffer Looking into Massive USPS Ballot Trafficking Report – Then Promptly KILLED the Investigation (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 26, 2022 at 11:20am
    57 Comments

    Tony Shaffer joined Jim and Joe Hoft at the Gateway Pundit to discuss the recent news about the Deep State running Big Tech, the 2020 election, and former AG Bill Barr’s actions after the election in Pennsylvania.

    Tony Shaffer is a former U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel who became known for his claims about mishandled intelligence before the September 11 attacks. He has been a guest on The Gateway Pundit in the past.

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    In March 2022, Shaffer discussed his actions after the 2020 Election in Pennsylvania. He worked with a team of individuals who were introduced to a truck driver who picked up a load of ballots in New York and drove them to Pennsylvania before the election. There were numerous anomalies with the load of ballots and the driver brought this to the attention of Shaffer and others after the election.

    Tony and his team reviewed the information from the truck driver and came to the conclusion that his story was valid. Tony described how he next reached out and spoke to then AG Bill Barr who refused to address the election crimes Tony described and then demanded that Shaffer turn over the truck driver. Shaffer said the man was a whistleblower and refused to turn him over.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/case-missed-bill-barr-screamed-investigator-tony-shaffer-looking-massive-usps-ballot-trafficking-report-promptly-killed-investigation-video/

  12. Democratic Congress Passes the ‘Statute of Liberty’
    Why do Democrats object to a bust of a jurist who embodied their understanding of the American founding?
    By Ken Masugi

    December 25, 2022
    Lately the still-Democratic Congress has attempted to be more absurd than professional sports. Gigantic budgets surpass wild comebacks. Nutty accusations overshadow desperate plays. A comedian disguised as a president disguised as a soldier addresses Congress and robs them even as members applaud the heist.

    With the completion of the midterms, the Democratic-controlled Congress returns to its routine of faking its assigned constitutional duties and coughing up yet another fake statute. Unfortunately, we thrill to no Patrick Mahomes red zone magic, and instead we see the same old nonsense: a terrible team fakes scoring and spikes the football well before reaching the end zone.

    The object of our attention in this instance is not a law or statute but a statue. More precisely, it’s a bust. Far from beast mode, the House went into bust mode and banished the bust of infamous Chief Justice Roger Taney. Not to be outdone by the summer rioters of 2020, the Democrats indulged in their own form of vandalism and expelled from their virgin eyes the barbarous bust. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland’s junior senator, boasted the law would “remove those who have no place in the halls of Congress.” The statute of liberty! (The bust graces one of the Senate rooms where the Supreme Court used to meet, before it obtained its current, separate building in 1935.)

    In the House, U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), lauded the importance of her party’s action while bemoaning its failure to banish other marble devils, and repeated the bromide about not allowing the perfect to be the enemy of the good. Perhaps Caribbean native White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre encouraged her friends on the Hill to take voodoo seriously because that bust of Taney belongs properly on the body of outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). There could hardly be a more perfect symbol for today’s Democratic Party than the bust of Taney on the body of Pelosi. It should replace the donkey.

    Taney of course was the author of the

    https://amgreatness.com/2022/12/25/democratic-congress-passes-the-statute-of-liberty/

  13. Free Speech Is Now a Crime
    Internal documents show FBI professionalism in tatters as it makes free speech a crime.
    By J. Michael Waller

    December 25, 2022
    The FBI is bearing down. Instead of reflecting on revelations of systematic violations of Americans’ constitutional rights, the bureau is defending its actions. By treating free speech as a crime, the FBI is destroying itself.

    Instead of inviting discussion of the recent “Twitter files” revelations, and engaging non-kept journalists and policy people in a real public discussion, the FBI has broken its silence and has gone into attack mode.

    The bureau did not question the authenticity of any

    https://amgreatness.com/2022/12/25/free-speech-is-now-a-crime/

  14. There Certainly Was an Insurrection, But Not by Trump
    By Brian C. Joondeph
    Beginning Jan. 6, 2021, the government-media deep state cabal sharply pivoted from accusing President Donald Trump of “colluding with the Russians to steal the 2016 presidential election” to “incitement of insurrection,” a charge for which he was impeached a second time and now the farcical January 6 committee is recommending criminal charges.

    Britannica defines insurrection as,

    An organized and usually violent act of revolt or rebellion against an established government or governing authority of a nation-state or other political entity by a group of its citizens or subjects.

    As for Trump’s supposed role, in his January 6 speech, he promoted the First Amendment’s protections of “freedom of speech and assembly” and “the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    Here are his exact words, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”

    Trump went further tweeting, “I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence!” How exactly was this a call for a violent overthrow of the government?

    This was not a call for violence, revolt, or rebellion. In fact, President Trump authorized National Guard troops, but only Speaker Pelosi or D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser could order deployment. And neither did. The January 6 Commission ignored this.

    Capitol Police welcomed protesters inside the U.S. Capitol building, and the only death was at the hands of a Capitol Police officer, fatally shooting an unarmed female military veteran.

    As the FBI admitted to embedding informants in the January 6 protests, it begs the question of the FBI’s role in inciting this so-called “insurrection.” How did the FBI know to place informants there? It takes months to train and embed informants, suggesting that the FBI knew these protests would happen, well in advance, but did nothing to stop or prevent them. Or did they play a role in creating these protests through their informants? Did the FBI aid and abet this “insurrection”?

    Questioning or challenging election results is hardly unusual. Just ask Al Gore who mounted all sorts of legal and media challenges in 2020. Or Democrats who contested Trump’s 2016 electoral college victory. Were these insurrections?

    Was Trump behind the “insurrection” as Reps Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney insist? Or was the federal government fomenting insurrection? And was January 6 part of a long pattern of government insurrection going back decades?

    If the CIA was part of this “violent revolt against an established government,” which altered the course of America, this was a branch of the federal government carrying out an insurrection. This was six decades ago and possible government involvement in violently removing a president remains buried to this day. Even recent CIA director Mike Pompeo had a “no comment” response to queries.

    Flash forward to 2016 when the FBI spied on Trump’s campaign, transition, and administration. Using a fabricated dossier, which the FBI knew was false, they swore the opposite to obtain FISA warrants to spy on Trump and his associates, from campaign to presidency. All to prevent or overthrow an established government, the definition of insurrection.

    Is the FBI’s mission, “We protect the American people and uphold the U.S. Constitution”?

    Or is it the private state police force of the Democrat party, “Friend to Biden Interests”? Does the U.S. Constitution have a clause encouraging government agencies to spy on a U.S. president?

    Click thru for the rest

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/12/there_certainly_was_an_insurrection_but_not_by_trump.html

  15. Don’t Buy What Democrats Are Selling as Reality
    By Bruce Kaufman
    We live in a topsy-turvy world, where true reality is often altered and replaced with a new surreal Democrat reality. This new pseudo-reality is then forced upon society and reinforced until those who imposed it eventually claim that this newly created reality is indeed fact. Hence, Democrats want to force a paradigm shift in what is considered reality.

    The problem with this approach is that the new pseudo-realities are almost always totally implausible. People using old-fashioned common sense, and powers of observation, can easily see through these new false realities. However, those who refuse to accept the new pseudo-realities are then labeled as conspirators and as anti-government. The main creators of these new realities are Democrats and their many allies. Beware of what those in today’s Democrat party hierarchy are pushing as reality. By the standards of long held societal traditions, common sense, and ultimate truth, what the Democrats offer as reality is often anything but. Following are some examples.

    Under their new pseudo-reality, the Democrats would have us believe that our southern border is safe and secure when, in

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/12/dont_buy_what_democrats_are_selling_as_reality.html

  16. BREAKING: Another Twitter Files Drop: How Twitter Rigged the COVID Debate
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 26, 2022 at 12:20pm
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    Elon Musk on Monday released another Twitter files drop: How Twitter rigged the Covid debate:

    – By censoring info that was true but inconvenient to US government policy
    – By discrediting doctors and other experts who disagreed
    – By suppressing ordinary users, including some sharing the CDC’s *own data

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/breaking-another-twitter-files-drop-twitter-rigged-covid-debate/

  17. BIDEN ECONOMY: Fed is Raising Rates Faster and Higher than Ever – Inflation Is Out of Control
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 26, 2022 at 1:24pm
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    The Fed is raising rates at a faster pace than ever in the last 40 years. They believe this is needed to stop Biden’s inflation from destroying the economy.

    The Fed believes it has never had to raise rates higher and faster than at any time in the past 40 years to prevent Biden’s inflation from putting the US economy into a depression.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/biden-economy-fed-raising-rates-faster-higher-ever-inflation-control/

  18. This week, the arrest of British Catholic woman for ‘praying’ outside an abortion clinic has attracted international attention. However, the jailing of Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, director of anti-abortion group March for Life UK, is neither surprising nor particularly rare as a denial of free speech in Great Britain. While this form of “protest” is uncommon as the basis for an arrest, free speech has been in a free fall in the UK for years. It is also a cautionary tale for those in the United States, which is facing

    https://jonathanturley.org/2022/12/24/without-a-hope-or-a-prayer-why-the-arrest-of-a-british-woman-outside-of-an-abortion-clinic-is-a-wake-up-call-for-free-speech/

  19. WATCH: Maricopa County Attorney Tom Liddy Appears to Lie In Court, Changes Story On Day Two Of Kari Lake’s Historic Election Lawsuit
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published December 26, 2022 at 6:35pm
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    Maricopa County Attorney Tom Liddy appears to have lied in court on Wednesday and Thursday when attempting to object to evidence that Kari Lake’s attorneys presented in Lake’s historic 2022 Midterm Election lawsuit.

    According to the Legal Information Institute, an officer of the court is “any person who has an obligation to promote justice and uphold the law, including judges, clerks, court personnel, police officers, and attorneys (who must be truthful in court and obey court rules).”

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    The Gateway Pundit reported that the rather unimpressive attorney also went on a wild and bizarre rant in his closing remarks in the 2020 Election case with Kari Lake.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/watch-maricopa-county-attorney-tom-liddy-appears-lie-court-changes-story-day-two-kari-lakes-historic-election-lawsuit/

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