Reader’s Links for February 24th, 2023

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  1. Dr. Peterson’s full interview with one of the 3 leading pens of the Great Barrington Declaration, Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya:

  2. Parts of West Virginia and Maryland were blanketed with a mysterious fine white dust late Thursday evening and into early Friday morning.
    The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia appeared to be hit the hardest, but there were also photos and videos being posted from as far as Winchester, Virginia, and Hagerstown, Maryland.

    ?#BREAKING Multiple reports of unknown White dust / Particles falling out of the sky ???#WestVirginia | #Maryland ??Currently Multiple people across West Virginia into Maryland area are reporting a (unknown white dust/film descending from the sky. Some local fire…

    — R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) February 24, 2023

    “white dust” falling out of the sky event in Maryland and West Virginia.
    Residents described it as a “fine ash feel
    Reports from Allegany County, Maryland, WV and Pennsylvania.

    — Mekal Shan (@mekalshan) February 24, 2023

  3. “Well,” replied Joe, “It’s about responsibility now.”
    “Who’s responsibility?” Mary replied.
    “All of ours. Sure, they made us the Others, but then others followed. Followers can’t lead, can they.”
    “I never thought of myself as a leader.”
    “Well, I hate to break it to you, but–.”
    “–It scares me.”
    “It scares us all. But we have no choice. It’s a lot of weight and it’s ours.”

  4. Florida Student Knocks Out, Pounds Unconscious Teacher Into Floor Over Nintendo Switch (Video)
    By Kristinn Taylor Feb. 23, 2023 11:45 pm1342 Comments

    A 17-year-old student at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, Florida was arrested Tuesday after he shoved a teacher’s aide so hard she flew in the air several feet. He then pounded her head into the floor, all because she took his Nintendo Switch away from him during class, according to police. He later spit on the victim and said when he comes back he would kill her, police said.

    Video shows the 6 foot, six inch, 270 pound student raced after the woman, sent her flying across the floor and knocking her unconscious when she landed on her head. The student then kicked and repeatedly punched the victim in the head and body as she was knocked out until he was dragged away by several school employees and students.

  5. Growing Friction Between Beijing and Washington Likely to Escalate
    By Larry Johnson Feb. 24, 2023 6:45 am6 Comments

    If you think the deterioration in relations between America and China is just a temporary situation that will be reversed in the near term, think again. Just because Chinese leaders do not emulate dementia Joe Biden and yell out insults, this does not mean that the Chinese are apathetic. Just the opposite. They are furious.

    When the United States chose to shoot down the Chinese balloon (Beijing insists it was a weather balloon, the U.S. claims it was a spy platform) without contacting the Chinese Government, the Chinese initially expressed their outrage by refusing to accept a phone call from U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin. Austin continues to ask for a telephone conversation between the defense ministers of the two countries to discuss the situation around the weather balloon, but Beijing refuses to do so.

    The Chinese then vowed to retaliate. but did not initially spell out what those countermeasures would entail. Then, last Thursday, Beijing announced sanctions and fines against two key American defense companies due to their participation in arms sales to Taiwan: Lockheed Martin Corp. and a subsidiary of Raytheon

  6. WHOOPS: WH Deputy Press Secretary Accidently Reminds Americans that Joe Biden Showered With His Daughter
    By Cullen Linebarger Feb. 24, 2023 7:30 am0 Commen

    White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates actually tweeted this out on Thursday.

    This is just another reminder the nation’s best and brightest do not reside within the Biden regime. White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates got duped by a Twitter account Thursday which said “Joe Biden Showered With His Daughter.”

    Here is Ashley Biden in her diary detailing what Creepy Joe did to her while she was growing up.

  7. U.S. DepartmentofDefense


    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Marking One Year Since Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

    Feb. 24, 2023

    One year ago today, Russia launched an unprovoked and indefensible invasion of its peaceful and democratic neighbor Ukraine—a cruel war of choice that has killed thousands of innocent Ukrainians, forced millions more from their homes, left countless Ukrainians wounded or traumatized, and inflicted tragedy and terror on a sovereign U.N. member state.

    Today’s solemn anniversary is an opportunity for all who believe in freedom, rules, and sovereignty to recommit ourselves to supporting Ukraine’s brave defenders for the long haul—and to recall that the stakes of Russia’s war stretch far beyond Ukraine.

    The United States has rallied the world to support Ukraine and hold Russia accountable. Under President Biden’s leadership, the United States has committed more than $32 billion in game-changing security assistance to Ukraine over the past year. This includes more than 1,600 Stinger anti-aircraft systems; more than 8,500 Javelin anti-armor systems; 232 howitzers and more than two million rounds of artillery ammunition; 38 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and ammunition; a Patriot air-defense battery; eight National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) and other key air-defense capabilities; 109 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles; 31 Abrams tanks; and 90 Stryker Armored Personnel Carriers. We have done all this with bipartisan backing in Congress and with the proud support of the American people.

    The United States has also rallied nations of goodwill from around the planet to condemn Russia’s aggression and rush urgently needed assistance to Ukraine. The engine of our efforts is the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, an extraordinary coalition of some 50 countries that I convene regularly to coordinate support to Ukraine’s defenders. Our allies and partners in the Contact Group have committed more than $20 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, including hundreds of tanks, thousands of other armored vehicles, vital air-defense systems, hundreds of artillery systems, and other crucial capabilities.

    In response to the most urgent danger to European security since the end of World War II, we have moved swiftly with our allies to further unify and strengthen NATO. The Alliance has bolstered its defenses on the Eastern Flank. Meanwhile, the United States has deployed or extended more than 20,000 additional U.S. forces to Europe and forward-stationed the first permanent U.S. forces on NATO’s Eastern Flank. NATO is more united than ever, and the U.S. commitment to defend every inch of allied territory remains ironclad.

    One year into a war of aggression waged by a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, our allies and partners worldwide stand united and resolute. Putin’s reckless, illegal war is not just an all-out assault on Ukraine’s sovereignty and a historic threat to European security. It is also a direct attack on the system of rules, institutions, and laws that the world built at such great cost after World War II—a system that rejects aggression and respects the rights of all countries, big and small.

    Putin thought that Ukraine’s defenses would collapse, that America’s resolve would falter, and that the world would look the other way. He was wrong. One year later, Ukraine’s brave defenders have not wavered, and neither has our commitment to support them for as long as it takes.

    Despite the Kremlin’s campaign of cruelty, the people of Ukraine have shown stunning bravery, skill, and fortitude. Today and every day, we stand by the courageous Ukrainians fighting to defend their country, and we mourn with those who have lost their loved ones in Moscow’s monstrous and unnecessary war.

    Difficult times may lie ahead, but let us remain clear-eyed about what is at stake in Ukraine. And let us remain united in purpose and in action—and steadfast in our commitment to ensure that a world of rules and rights is not replaced by one of tyranny and turmoil.

    US commits $2 billion in drones, ammunition, aid to Ukraine

    The Pentagon announced a new package of long-term security assistance for Ukraine on Friday, marking the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion with a $2 billion commitment to send more rounds of ammunition and a variety of small, high-tech drones into the fight.

    […]In a statement Friday, the Pentagon said the aid includes weapons to counter Russia’s unmanned systems and several types of drones, including the upgraded Switchblade 600 Kamikaze drone, as well as electronic warfare detection equipment.

    […]Those efforts include what the White House called “sweeping” sanctions on over 200 people and entities “to further degrade Russia’s economy and diminish its ability to wage war against Ukraine.” The Biden administration will also further restrict exports to Russia and raise tariffs on some Russian products imported to the U.S.

    […]Allies and partners, said Austin, have committed more than $20 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, including tanks, armored vehicles, air-defense systems, artillery systems and weapons.

    […]On CNN Thursday night, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed that Biden and Zelenskyy discussed Ukraine’s request for F-16 fighter jets during the U.S. president’s visit week to Kyiv.

    “They’re about to mount a significant counter offense,” Sullivan noted, referring to expectations that Ukraine will mount a spring offensive. “From our perspective, F-16s are not the key capability for that offensive.” He suggested, however, that the F-16 request could be revisited for long-term defense.


    The United States announced an additional transfer of 20 thousand military to European countries

    Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said an additional 20,000 US troops are based in Europe as there may be “hard times” ahead.

    […]“The US has deployed or redeployed more than 20,000 additional personnel to Europe and redeployed the first permanent US forces on NATO’s eastern flank,” Austin said.

    MSNBC – Defense secretary: Putin assumed the world wouldn’t care, and that didn’t happen

    • global news – Ottawa pledges $32M to boost Ukraine security on anniversary of Russian war

      Ottawa announced more than $32 million in security support for Ukraine on Friday as the war-torn nation marked one year of full-scale conflict with neighbouring Russia.

      The federal government’s announcement comes as G7 nations ready a fresh round of sanctions on Russia, which started the war when President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops into the neighbouring nation on Feb. 24, 2022.

      […]Roughly $9.7 million of Friday’s announcement stems from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s $151.7-million Ukraine support package announced in June 2022, the government said in a news release.

      Friday’s announcement includes $7.5 million for demining efforts, $13 million for “accountability efforts” that include addressing conflict-related sexual violence, and $12 million to counter chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.

      […]On Thursday, Trudeau told reporters Canada and its allies would stand by Ukraine for the foreseeable future.

      “The consequences of Canadians not standing with Ukraine, the world not standing with Ukraine right now, could be devastating … for the entire planet. That’s why Canada and our allies will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine as long as it takes.”

    • CNN – ‘Russia has already lost’: US officials lay out state of Putin’s invasion

      Jake Sullivan + Samantha Power

      + 1600 laudatory comments on the YT page

    • FOX NEWS – M1 Abrams tanks Biden promised Ukraine may not be sent this year or next, defense official says

      President Biden announced last month the US military would send Ukraine 31 M1 Abrams tanks

      The M1 Abrams tanks that President Biden promised to send to Ukraine amid its ongoing war with Russia may not arrive by the end of this year or potentially the next, a U.S. Army official said Thursday.

      Last month, President Biden announced the U.S. military would send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine to increase its defensive capabilities against Russia. However, the military does not currently have the available inventory to supply the tanks and Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said Thursday that transporting the vehicles to Ukraine “is not going to be a matter of weeks,” according to DefenseNews.

      “We’re looking at what’s the fastest way we can get the tanks to the Ukrainians. It’s not going to be a matter of weeks,” Wormuth told reporters Thursday. She added: “None of the options that we’re exploring are weeks or two months. There are longer timelines involved, but I think there are options that are less than two years, less than a year-and-a-half.”

      On Friday, Feb. 24, the war between Russia and Ukraine reached its one-year anniversary. The Biden administration on Friday did announce $2 billion in additional aid to Ukraine, in the form of laser-guided rocket systems, drones, ammo and more, along with new sanctions targeting Russia’s economy.

      Wormuth said the Army was still determining whether the tanks could be shipped by the end of the year. “There’s a lot of details still that need to be worked out,” she said, DefenseNews reported.

      On Jan. 25, President Biden, joined by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Defense Secretary Antony Blinken, announced the promised vehicles were the “most capable tanks in the world” and said they “will enhance Ukraine’s ability” on the battlefield.

      “This is about freedom, freedom for Ukraine, freedom everywhere,” he added at the time.

      The announcement came in tandem with German Chancellor Olaf Scholtz saying Berlin would send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine ahead of an expected Russian offensive this Spring.

      The next day, Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh revealed the U.S. does not have enough M1 Abrams tanks in its stockpile to send to Ukraine.

      “We just don’t have these tanks available in excess in our US stocks, which is why it is going to take months to transfer these M1A2 Abrams to Ukraine,” Singh told the New York Post.

      Berlin initially denied Ukraine’s request for tanks but reached an agreement to send the military vehicles as Washington promised to do the same.

      Germany suggested unilaterally sending the tank could raise concerns over escalating the war.

      The U.S. has already supplied thousands of combat vehicles, including 1,700 Humvees, and pledged to send another 500 armored vehicles of several types to Ukraine earlier this month.

      The U.S. has also reached an agreement to send hundreds of upgraded M1A2 Abrams tanks to Poland by 2025-2026.

      Poland is sending the first of 14 Leopard 2 tanks the government has promised to Ukraine on Friday, according to Bloomberg.

      reuters – Norway’s oil and gas tax revenue soars to record $89 bln

      OSLO, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Norway’s estimated tax revenue from the oil and gas industry rose by 200% last year to a record 884 billion Norwegian crowns ($89.3 billion), almost three times the previous record, the Norwegian Tax Administration said on Thursday.

      Government income in Norway, Europe’s largest gas supplier and a major oil producer, has soared as energy prices have been driven higher by Russia’s war on Ukraine.

      “The main explanation is the very high price of gas,” the tax administration’s director general, Nina Schanke Funnemark, said in a statement.

      European gas prices spiked to record highs above 340 euros per megawatt hour in August, a more than tenfold rise on levels over the past decade, after Russia cut off most of the gas it sends to Europe.

      Energy companies have so far paid only 502 billion crowns of last year’s tax bill, while 382 billion crowns remains to be paid in three instalments during the first six months of 2023.

      Norway’s previous annual tax record for the oil and gas industry was 295 billion crowns in 2021.

      The tax authority had previously estimated that oil and gas taxes for 2022 would amount to 739 billion crowns, but new data from oil companies had led to an upward revision, it said.

      In addition to tax payments, the government also earns income from dividends paid by state-owned Equinor (EQNR.OL) and from the earnings of Petoro, a state-run company holding stakes in many of Norway’s largest oil and gas fields.


      Did Scholz Know All Along About the Biden Plan to Bomb Nord Stream?



      europravda – ‘2023 will be the year of our victory’ says Zelensky

    • FEB 24 2023 – Zelensky on Crimea’s recapture: We are preparing for this

      The Ukrainian leadership is preparing to bring Crimea back, and it is necessary to work towards this.

      The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the press conference ‘February. The Year of Invincibility’, answering the question about the possibility of recapturing Crimea as soon as this year, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

      “Answering [the question about – Ed.] the deadlines and steps, I can tell you only one thing: everything depends on us. It depends on all of us. There are military steps, and we are preparing for them. We are ready mentally. We are preparing technically: with weapons, reinforcements, the formation of brigades, in particular the assault brigades, of different categories and nature,” Zelensky said.

      In his words, Ukraine is sending people for training, not only within the country but on the platforms of foreign states, because the weapons provided are of a different model.

      “We have to be ready. Then, there will be corresponding fair de-occupation steps and, God willing, they will be successful,” the President of Ukraine added.

      According to Zelensky, each person in Ukraine really wants every next step in this war to be decisive, final and victorious.

      “All of us [want – Ed.] to bring all territories back. We want to win so much, because we deserve it. We really want the war to end. We want peace so much. We want to bring everything back, [including – Ed.] people. We want the military to be alive and return home. But, this is not enough – these emotions… It is necessary to work,” the Head of State noted.


      CNN – “I am certain there will be victory,” Zelensky says on one-year anniversary of Russian invasion

      […]”Victory will be inevitable. I am certain there will be victory,” Zelensky said, responding to a question from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at the start of his remarks Friday.

      “We have everything for it. We have the motivation, certainty, the friends, the diplomacy. You have all come together for this,” Zelensky said.

    • the epoch times –Natural Immunity Better Than COVID-19 Vaccination Against Omicron: CDC Study

      Post-infection immunity is superior to protection from COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new study from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers.

      Natural immunity, or postinfection immunity, provided 76 percent protection against COVID-19-associated hospitalizations while Omicron was the dominant virus strain in the country, the researchers found. A primary series of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, in people without a prior infection, provided just 39 percent protection.

      Natural immunity also lasted longer at higher levels than both primary series of vaccination and vaccination with a messenger RNA booster on top of a primary series, according to the study. During Omicron predominance, natural immunity against hospitalization was 74 percent 150 or more days after infection. A primary series without prior infection remained just 39 percent protective beyond 149 days, while three doses started at 81 percent protection but waned to just 31 percent after 150 or more days following the third dose.

      The paper was published ahead of peer review by The Journal of Infectious Diseases. It was funded by the CDC.

      “Protection from COVID-19 mRNA vaccination and/or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection against COVID-19-associated hospitalizations … regardless of variant [was high],” Catherine Bozio of the CDC and the other researchers said. SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19.

      The agency, which recommends a primary series and a bivalent booster for virtually all Americans 6 months of age and older, regardless of prior infection, did not respond to an email asking if the study’s findings would lead to a recommendation change.

      Robert Moffit, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health and Welfare Policy, told The Epoch Times that the study’s acknowledgment of natural immunity “is a very significant development.”

      “Natural immunity has very direct relevance for federal policy, and really, the vaccine policy, particularly the enforcement of mandates on individuals, not only in the government but also the private sector,” he said.

      Researchers examined data from the CDC-run VISION Vaccine Effectiveness Network to examine patients who went to emergency room departments, urgent care facilities, or hospitals. The study period started on August 26, 2021, while Delta was still dominant, and went through June 13, 2022.

      People were counted as unvaccinated if they had no record of vaccination. People who received Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, people who only received one vaccine dose, and people who received two vaccine doses but 14 days had not elapsed before testing, were excluded. People were counted as having a prior infection if they tested positive 90 days or more before the index test date, defined as “the date of specimen collection associated with the most recent positive SARS-CoV-2 test result within the 14 days prior to” a COVID-19-associated health care visit, or the date of the visit itself if testing occurred later.

      New Study Confirms Previous Research
      The study comes about a year after a CDC study found natural immunity was superior to vaccination while Delta was the dominant strain.

      Omicron displaced Delta in late 2021.

      Other studies have also determined that vaccine-bestowed protection was not as good against Delta or Omicron as that found in people who recovered from COVID-19.

      Researchers in Qatar, for instance, reported in late 2022 that natural immunity protected better against infection and severe or critical COVID-19 from Omicron than a Moderna or Pfizer primary series.

      An Israeli study found as early as August 2021 that prior infection was superior to vaccination during the Delta era.

      For the new paper, researchers looked at part of that time. And they found that during Delta, natural infection provided 91 percent protection against COVID-19-associated hospitalization, versus 73 percent from a primary series.

      While natural immunity grew stronger over time, vaccination-bestowed immunity grew weaker, the researchers found. Against Delta, two doses dropped from 85 percent protection to 69 percent protection after 150 or more days, and three doses provided 66 percent protection beyond 149 days.

      So-called hybrid immunity, or vaccination on top of natural immunity, was better than vaccination alone. Some experts support vaccinating people with infection-induced immunity but others have warned against it, noting some research has found the naturally immune are at higher risk of side effects.

      Alignment With CDC Guidance

      As is typical with the CDC and CDC-funded studies, the researchers included statements in support of vaccination.

      “Although infection-induced immunity provides protection, SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause severe disease, death, and long-term morbidity,” they wrote.

      “COVID-19 vaccination is safe and effective at preventing severe COVID-19 disease, and staying up to date continues to provide protection, regardless of history of prior infection. COVID-19 vaccination also enhances protection in persons who have been previously infected,” they added.

      The researchers did not mention vaccine side effects or examine vaccine safety in their study.

      “One of the more remarkable features of this entire pandemic has been the tendency of the CDC and other federal officials to either ignore scientific evidence relating to natural immunity and COVID-19 or to downplay it. And I think that has been a very serious problem,” Moffitt said.

      In its investigation of COVID-19 and the vaccines, Congress should examine, Moffitt said, the pursuit of vaccine mandates and the consistent downplaying or ignorance of natural immunity.


      the epoch times States Should Establish Committees to Challenge CDC Guidance: Stanford Professor

      All 50 states should establish expert groups to provide alternatives to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a Stanford University professor says.

      “Every state should have their own own second opinion of CDC policy and decision making,” Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of health policy at Stanford, told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program. The interview will premiere on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm ET.

      Bhattacharya is one of the members of the Public Health Integrity Committee in Florida, formed in late 2022 by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

      Overseen by Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the committee of experts “will be able to assess recommendations and guidance related to public health and health care, but particularly being able to offer critical assessments of things that bureaucracies like the FDA, CDC, and NIH are doing,” DeSantis said during a roundtable with committee members.

      The CDC has issued recommendations on masking, social distancing, and vaccination during the pandemic that have been widely followed, leading to school closures and vaccine mandates. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the COVID-19 vaccines and have not altered the authorizations despite the vaccines performing worse against newer variants and the risk-benefit calculus, especially among children, growing more uncertain, according to some outside experts. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has sought to suppress scientific ideas, including the advocation of focused protection of the elderly instead of locking down healthy people.

      “The goal of the committee is essentially just to provide a second opinion when the CDC gets something wrong,” Bhattacharya told The Epoch Times. “Sometimes they’ll get the things right, we’ll say it. … But the the ultimate aim is to say, ‘look, the CDC says x, here’s our scientific view of it.”

      Bhattacharya co-wrote the Great Barrington Declaration, a major challenge to the restrictions imposed and promoted by the federal government, and many state governments, during the pandemic. He’s joined on the committee by others, including co-author Martin Kulldorff; Dr. Tracy Hoeg, an epidemiologist whose study contradicted a CDC study on masking; and Dr. Joseph Fraiman, an emergency room doctor and scientist who helped lead a reanalysis of the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials that concluded the vaccinated were at higher risk of serious adverse events.

      DeSantis expressed optimism that other states would form similar commissions, but that has so far not been the case.

      Bhattacharya said that other states should follow Florida’s lead.

      “It’s not like the CDC is some miraculous power that knows best and can distinguish true from false. Let’s have a lot of voices, let’s have those commissions all over the country, all over the world. Let’s set up a institutional structure where you’re you are allowed to contradict the CDC when they get it wrong,” Bhattacharya said.

      Critics of the CDC have noted that the agency spread misinformation about vaccines and natural immunity, and have often failed to correct the false statements. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC’s director, signed a memorandum that was crafted in response to the Great Barrington Declaration, that said in part that transmission of COVID-19 could be mitigated through the use of masks and isolation, and recently suggested lockdowns might be implemented again in the future.

      The agency also hid from the public that it detected hundreds of safety signals for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

      Florida officials and the CDC have clashed multiple times, most recently over the explosion of adverse event reports following vaccination in the state.

      Ladapo revealed a 1,700 percent increase in reports following COVID-19 vaccination, compared with a 400 percent increase in overall vaccine administration.

      “Florida saw a 1,700% increase in adverse event reports after COVID-19 vaccinations. Does that sound safe and effective? I didn’t think so either. That’s why we released this health alert,” Ladapo said.

      The CDC told the South Florida Sun-Sentinal that Ladapo’s statement was misleading.

      An agency spokesperson pointed out that anyone can submit a report to the system, which the CDC co-manages, and that some of the reported events may not be related to vaccination.

      The CDC did not mention that it verifies a number of the reports and that the system is described by officials as “an early warning system to detect possible safety problems in U.S. licensed vaccines.” It helped the CDC determine that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines cause heart inflammation, and that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine causes a severe condition called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia.

      Ladapo urged people not to be confused by the CDC, noting that many of the reports are historically lodged by health care providers, who can be penalized if they don’t provide accurate information.

      “Why are so many doctors and public health officials bending over backwards to defend the indefensible?” Ladapo said.

      Rebuild Public Trust
      Another goal of the Florida panel is restoring trust in public health, which, according to polls, has dropped during the pandemic.

      “I think the public health works best when we reason with people. We don’t force people to do things. We tell people here’s what the evidence says, here’s where it’s strong, here’s where it’s weak,” Bhattacharya said. “So I want to be able to connect with people without getting deep into the weeds of technical stuff, but also being true to the technical stuff. Right? That kind of public health communication, when it’s effective is really, really powerful, persuasive in a way that that that doesn’t sort of run roughshod over your autonomy.”

      Some officials, including Walensky, in 2021 infamously said that people who were vaccinated would not get sick and would not transmit the virus, even though the trials did not show 100 percent efficacy and did not, according to the FDA, provide sufficient evidence to determine efficacy against transmission.

      The proper way to communicate is to present evidence from scientific studies and other data, Bhattacharya said. “I think that will be much more effective in the long run than where you make some pronouncement, ‘the vaccine, if you get the vaccine the COVID vaccine, you will not get COVID, you will not pass COVID on—it turns out to be false,” he said. “Now all of a sudden, who’s going to believe the person who said that?”

      the epoch times – Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Under 50 Percent This Season: CDC Data

      Influenza vaccine effectiveness was under 50 percent this season, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though a smaller study arrived at higher estimates.

      Data from the CDC’s New Vaccine Surveillance Network showed the vaccines were 49 percent effective against hospitalization or emergency department visits.

      The total was higher, 68 percent, for just inpatient admissions.

      The network includes seven hospitals across seven states, including Texas Children’s Hospital Houston and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

      Vaccine effectiveness estimates were drawn from data collected on hospital admissions and emergency department visits from Sept. 13, 2022, to Jan. 25, 2023, according to a presentation CDC officials gave the agency’s vaccine advisory panel on Feb. 22. The data covered laboratory-confirmed influenza A infections in children aged 6 months to 17 years. Influenza a subtypes were behind 99.5 percent of the cases this season, according to sequencing.

      Preliminary results from a different CDC-run network, the Investigating Respiratory Viruses in the Acutely Ill (IVY) network, showed the vaccines were 43 percent effective against influenza A-associated hospitalizations among adults, including just 35 percent among adults aged 65 and older.

      Researchers took data from IVY from Oct. 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2022.

      IVY is comprised of nearly two dozen sites across the country, including Baystate Medical Center and the Henry Ford Health.

      Estimates drawn from a third CDC-run network, the VISION network, showed the vaccines were 44 percent effective against influenza A-associated emergency room or urgent care visits, and 39 percent effective against influenza A-associated hospitalizations.

      Estimates were arrived at after examining data from Oct. 15, 2022, to Jan. 24, 2023 for emergency room/urgent care visits and from Oct. 15, 2022, to Jan. 21, 2023, for hospitalizations.

      The network has sites in multiple states, including in California.

      The estimates from all three networks were reached by comparing vaccination odds among people who had influenza A compared with control patients who tested negative for influenza and COVID-19.

      The estimates were adjusted for factors such as age. Unadjusted effectiveness estimates were mostly lower.

      CDC officials said in their presentation that the figures showed “consistent influenza vaccine effectiveness” and “substantial protection.”

      They excluded co-influenza and COVID-19 infections because they believed that could bias the flu vaccine effectiveness estimates.

      Dr. Sarah Long, a professor of pediatrics at the Drexel University College of Medicine, and a member of the advisory panel, said that the results were disappointing.

      While it’s “reassuring that it’s higher effectiveness” than the past two years, “it still is for all of us disappointing after all of this time, an annual immunization” brings “such a low protection against hospitalization in adults,” she said after the presentation.

      She questioned whether officials were examining new vaccines that work better.

      “You are asking for the holy grail,” Dr. Helen Keipp Talbot, who chairs the panel’s Influenza Work Group, responded. Scientists are trying to develop vaccines that trigger better protection but “we’re asking the vaccine to do something that the own human immune system has not quite figured out to do,” she said, noting that many adults are exposed to the flu throughout their lives but continue to get infected.

      The current vaccines are largely the same as the one developed for military recruits decades ago, Talbot said. The vaccines do “prevent a fair number of hospitalizations and hence deaths, so we will continue to use [them] until the holy grail appears,” she said.

      Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases until he stepped down around the end of 2022, recently said that influenza vaccines provide “short-lived protection” and that the shots have barely improved for decades.

      Smaller Studies
      Researchers in Wisconsin, also slated to present to the panel, estimated that the influenza vaccines were 54 percent effective against outpatient influenza A among people aged 6 months to 64 years, and 71 percent effective against symptomatic influenza among children aged 1 to 17.

      Researchers examined data from the fall of 2022 through early 2023 to reach the estimates. They are employed by the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, with the work being partially funded by the CDC.

      The Wisconsin research only covered a small number of participants, all within the state. For the child effectiveness estimates, for instance, only 241 children were studied. Like the CDC researchers, the Wisconsin researchers also excluded people who tested positive for COVID-19 and only included controls who tested negative for both influenza and COVID-19. They also didn’t count people who were infected by influenza within 14 days of infection.

      Multiple influenza vaccines are approved for use in the United States. They are meant to provide “immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes,” according to regulators.

      Experts try to predict which strains of flu will circulate in the country ahead of time and manufacturers switch up the composition of the vaccines before each season.

      Influenza vaccine effectiveness “varies from season to season and depends in part on the age and health status of the person getting the vaccine and the similarity or ‘match’ between the viruses in the vaccine and those in circulation,” the CDC says on its website. In some years, the vaccine provides “substantial benefits” but in others, the effectiveness has been measured as minimal. In the 2021–22 season, the CDC’s VISION network estimated the protection against hospitalization at just 25 percent.

  8. Trump Responds to House Democrats Pushing Bill to Ban Him From the Capitol
    By Cassandra MacDonald Feb. 24, 2023 7:45 am232 Comments

    House Democrats are pushing a bill to ban former President Donald Trump and other right-wing figures from the US Capitol.
    Trump responded to the bill by calling the cosponsor a “‘low life,’ not respected by anybody, and merely used for entertainment reasons by the Fake News Media.”

    The bill was introduced by Georgia Rep. Nikema Williams and cosponsored by California Rep. Eric Swalwell.

    In addition to Trump, the proposed legislation also seeks to ban Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, Peter Navarro, Jeffrey Clark, John Eastman, Kenneth Cheseboro, and Rudy Giuliani.

    “The Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and the United States Capitol Police shall take such actions as may be necessary to prohibit President Donald John Trump, Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, Peter Navarro, Jeffrey Clark, John Eastman, Kenneth Cheseboro, and Rudy Giuliani from entering the United States Capitol,” the text of the bill reads.

    (Richard: This bill is clearly unconstitutional, it shows everyone the Dems are ignorant and suffering delusions of godhood.)

  9. Biden Border Crisis: NYC Hospitals Spend Almost $100M to House Illegals
    By Margaret Flavin Feb. 24, 2023 10:00 am0 Comments

    While American citizens are suffering under a disastrous Biden administration, illegals continue to receive better resources than many of our homeless veterans, children aging out of foster care and other Americans in need.

    More than 47,100 migrants have arrived in New York City because of Biden’s broken border. And now, New York City Mayor Eric Adams is bypassing standard government oversight procedures by giving control of emergency relief operations for illegals to the city’s public hospital system.

    An October 2022 agreement between the City and the New York City Health + Hospitals Corporation shares the process for “Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers” (HERRCs.)

    The memo reveals the City’s commitment to reimburse H+H for the costs of building and operating the centers, a cost that is nearing $100M.

  10. the epoch times – US Government Received $400 Million in COVID-19 Vaccine Royalty Payments: Moderna

    Moderna said on Feb. 23 that it recently reached a patent agreement with the U.S. government over disputed technology that is featured in its COVID-19 vaccine.

    In December 2022, Moderna entered “a nonexclusive patent license agreement” with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said CFO Jamey Mock during an earnings call on Thursday.

    The agreement lets the company use “certain patent rights concerning stabilizing prefusion coronavirus spike proteins and the resulting stabilized proteins for the use in COVID-19 vaccine products,” Mock said.

    Under the agreement, Moderna sent a “catch-up payment” of $400 million to the NIAID before the new year, according to Moderna executives.

    “We have agreed to pay low single-digit royalties on future net sales of our COVID-19 vaccines,” Mock said.

    NIAID and its parent agency, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), did not respond to requests for comment.

    The Epoch Times has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the agreement.

    NIAID was headed for decades by Dr. Anthony Fauci, who retired around the end of 2022.

    The disclosure means the government was paid shortly before telling a court that it, not Moderna, should face a lawsuit over patent infringement.

    NIH Says Wrongly Left Off Patent

    U.S. government researchers were wrongly left off of a patent filing for a key sequence that’s part of the vaccine, according to government officials.

    NIH scientists were working with Moderna for four years on vaccines for diseases before the pandemic started. After COVID-19 emerged, the NIH and Moderna collaborated to develop the COVID-19 vaccine, both parties have said.

    But the messenger RNA sequence “was selected exclusively by Moderna scientists using Moderna’s technology and without input of NIAID scientists, who were not even aware of the mRNA sequence until after the patent application had already been filed,” Moderna said in one statement.

    NIH officials and Moderna were negotiating over the matter when Moderna said in a patent application that it “reached a good-faith determination” that government scientists did not invent the messenger RNA sequence.

    An NIH review concluded that doctors Kizzmekia Corbett, Barney Graham, and John Mascola, who all worked with Moderna while at the NIH, co-invented the sequence, a government official familiar with the situation told The Epoch Times previously.

    “The work of Dr. Barney Graham and Kizzmekia Corbett and others stabilized the prefusion spike protein which is used in virtually all, with few exceptions, of the vaccines that are now successful,” Fauci told one congressional hearing.

    The scientists were named on several related patents, but not the sequence one.

    Moderna changed its stance in December 2021, announcing it was abandoning, at least temporarily, its pursuit of the sequence patent.

    “Moderna has taken this action to allow more time for discussions with the NIH. Moderna believes that its scientists invented the specific mRNA sequence at the heart of the patent in question. The company acknowledges that NIH feels equally strongly that its scientists should be listed as co-inventors for their contemporaneous work on the protein sequence,” Moderna said at the time.

    “Moderna decided that issuance of the mRNA sequence patent in the current environment could interfere with further discussions aimed at an amicable resolution with the NIH. Further, the company would like to avoid any distraction to the important public-private efforts ongoing to address emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, including Omicron. Moderna continues to be grateful to the NIH and its scientists for their substantial contributions to developing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine,” it added.

    The U.S. government authorized the vaccine in December 2020, and later granted a biologics license. It paid $10 billion to Moderna for developing the vaccine and has paid another $9 billion for doses of the vaccine.

    Royalty Payments
    Research conducted at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services led to more than 4,400 U.S. patents from 1980 to 2019, according to the Government Accountability Office.

    The NIH had 2 percent of the patents. Those patents generated up to $2 billion in royalty revenue during the same period of time.

    “The NIH provides limited information to the public about its licensing activities. For example, the agency does not report which of its patents are licensed or release metrics that would enable the public to evaluate how licensing affects patient access to resulting drugs,” the office concluded. “Increasing the transparency of its licensing activities could improve the public’s and policymakers’ understanding of NIH’s management of its intellectual property.”

    Some of the payments go to individual scientists, including Fauci.

    Open the Books, a nonprofit watchdog, obtained documentation of approximately $350 million in royalties going to Fauci and other government scientists from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2020.

    Dr. Lawrence Tabak, acting director of the NIH, acknowledged the payments present “an appearance of a conflict of interest,” but claimed there are “substantial and significant” firewalls that mitigate the issue.


    Explosion of excess deaths in heavily vaccinated European countries; Romania and Bulgaria buck the trend

    Eurostat has published excess mortality rates for December 2022. The European average is plus 19%, with Romania and Bulgaria being the only countries where this parameter has decreased.

    The report is based on an average mortality rate for 2016-2019, i.e., before the pandemic. The data published by Eurostat have shocked the entire scientific world.

    Excess mortality measures the increase in deaths during a period and in a particular group, compared to the expected value or statistical trend during a reference period or in a reference population.

    At the end of the pandemic, when there were almost no more covid deaths, the most vaccinated countries recorded shocking excess mortality rates in December 2022 compared to the normal 2016-2019.

    The highest excess mortality rates were recorded in Iceland at 43.1% and Germany at 37.3%.

    Compared to the European average of 19% in December 2022, which is still huge, Austria had excess mortality of plus 27.4%, Ireland 25.4%, France 24.5%, Slovenia 25.9%, Czech Republic 23.2%, Switzerland 22.9%, Netherlands 22.7%, Estonia 22.6%, Denmark 22.4%, Norway 21%, Finland 21.1%, Latvia 20.6%, and Belgium 19.1%.

    In Germany, 78% of the population is vaccinated with 3 and 4 doses; in Iceland, 80% is immunized with two doses, and 69% is vaccinated with 3 and 4 doses.

    Romania and Bulgaria were at the opposite pole of excess mortality in December 2022, minus 5.5% and 6%, respectively.

    They are the only two EU/EEA countries with the lowest vaccination coverage.

    Officially, 30% of the population in Bulgaria is vaccinated against covid, and 42% in Romania.

    Considering the near-negative excess mortality rates between the two countries and the fictitious vaccinations in Bulgaria, the actual percentage of vaccinated people in Romania is likely no more than 25%.

    After the publication of the shocking data by Eurostat, German doctors called for an investigation into the causes of the excess deaths, stressing that Covid did not cause them.


    Things are even worse than that. Germany had excess mortality of plus 46% in the last week of December last year.

    Eurostat data clearly showed a correlation between the percentage of Covid vaccination and excess mortality.

    “The higher the vaccination coverage, the higher the excess mortality.

    Curiously, Italy and Sweden did not report data to Eurostat and did not do so between August and September 2022.

    Portugal reported an additional 14.8% excess mortality in December 2022 but had over 40% in the summer because it vaccinated its population earlier than the other countries.

    The UK tried to skew the excess mortality percentage by using 2016-2019 and 2021 as the reporting base.

    So they took the year with the highest mortality, 2021, as the baseline because both Covid and the vaccine caused the deaths.

    Then they significantly reduced the excess mortality by December 2022.

    But even then, they still had 7% more deaths,” civil rights activist Aurelian Popa told us.


    Official data show that in 2021, 4.5 billion people worldwide received one dose of the Covid vaccine, 3.8 billion received two doses, and 537 million received three doses.

    However, compared to 2020, when the vaccine did not exist, the most Covid deaths were reported in 2021.

    (Germany, whose government behaved so authoritarian during the Covid events that one doubted the country’s understanding of democracy, is now paying the bill with the highest excess mortality rate ever.)

    Thus, if there were 1.9 million Covid deaths in 2020, there would be 3.4 million in 2022.

    This is perhaps the most telling evidence that the vaccine did not work in any way and did not protect anyone but caused mortality to increase tremendously.

    By 2022, only 1 billion people had received another dose of the Covid vaccine, less than 1 billion had two doses, and 2.3 billion had welcomed their third and fourth doses.

    In 2022, only 1.1 million Covid deaths were reported, but with a high excess mortality rate.

    john campbell – Excess deaths discussion

    ( 48 min 38 )

  11. Watch What Happens When Kamala Harris Enters A Room And Asks The Crowd To Applaud Her (VIDEO)
    By Cullen Linebarger Feb. 24, 2023 9:45 am103 Comments

    Kamala Harris is so universally disliked that she made Jeb Bush’s “please clap” moment look like an enthusiastic Trump rally yesterday.

    Well, maybe that is a bit of stretch. But as one can see, Jeb’s fans eventually did clap.

    As The Gateway Pundit reported yesterday, Harris spoke to HBCU reporters about the impact “climate change” supposedly has on minority communities.

    Read Also: New Research Points

  12. EXCLUSIVE: FOIA’d Evidence Suggests Maricopa County Did Not Perform Logic and Accuracy Test on 2022 Tabulators
    By Brian Lupo

    Following the Maricopa County audit of the 2020 general election performed in mid-2021, then-Secretary of State Katie Hobbs urged the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to replace their Dominion tabulators with new equipment claiming that the machines may have been tampered with during the audit.

    Then-Senate President Karen Fann rebuttled:

    The Senate has concerns about the latest accusation from the Secretary of State and Maricopa County regarding replacing the machines used in the election, over concerns that they are safe to use

    Maricopa County hired firms to perform audits after the 202

  13. Native Americans Urge Biden To Halt Offshore Wind Permitting
    Tyler Durden’s Photo
    FRIDAY, FEB 24, 2023 – 10:00 AM
    Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via,

    The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is calling on the Biden Administration to halt all permitting and scoping for offshore wind projects until a comprehensive procedure to protect tribal interests is in place.

    NCAI adopted this week a resolution that “strongly urges the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to halt all scoping and permitting for offshore wind projects until completion of a comprehensive and transparent procedure adequately protecting tribal environmental and sovereign interests is developed and implemented.”

    Native Americans also demand that Tribal Nations be included in the management, permitting, and development of power purchase agreements and both consulted and included in determining the terms and conditions of the agreements.

    This should also include “negotiating fair compensation for the use of their lands and resources, inclusion in any revenues associated with such development of their traditional resources as well as ensuring that the development does not harm their environment or cultural heritage,” NCAI said in its resolution.

    Offshore wind is one of the key pillars of the Biden Administration to reach a goal the United States set in 2021—to reach 100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035.

    Earlier this week, the White House said that the Administration will propose the first-ever Gulf of Mexico offshore wind lease sale as part of additional steps to boost the sector. The proposed sale includes a 102,480-acre area offshore Lake Charles, Louisiana, and two areas offshore Galveston, Texas, one comprising 102,480 acres and the other comprising 96,786 acres, the Department of the Interior said on Wednesday.

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is now seeking public comments on which, if any, of the two lease areas offshore Galveston should be offered in the Final Sale Notice. These areas have the potential to power almost 1.3 million homes with clean energy, the Department of the Interior said.

  14. NC House Speaker Tim Moore Rammed Several Times By Car On Highway
    By Ryan Saavedra
    Feb 24, 2023 DailyWire.comNorth Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore and State Rep. David Willis, who are both Republicans, were being transported on an interstate by security Thursday night when their vehicle was repeatedly rammed from behind.

    “Security was driving the Speaker and Rep. Willis back to Raleigh after a visit to Wilson for a series of events today,” a spokesperson for Moore said in a statement. “On the drive back, the vehicle was rammed from behind several times.”

    “General Assembly police and highway patrol responded and the circumstances are under investigation,” the statement continued. “Thankfully no one in the vehicle was hurt, including Rep. Willis and Speaker Moore

    • The left is starting the kinetic portion of their coup. They are going to try and make the violence do bad they can try and cancel the election.

  15. Canada proves the failure of Socialized medicine
    Brad Johnson
    Brad Johnson

    February 24, 2023

  16. Tommy Robinson: Fighting Irish Women Rise Up Against Migrant Rape Epidemic
    By Richard Abelson Feb. 24, 2023 10:45 am18 Comments

    The formerly idyllic, Catholic island of Ireland is being swamped by illegal immigrants let in by globalist elites conspiring to destroy the country. Tommy Robinson is in Ireland to expose the tragedy in his new documentary “Plantation 2 – Rise of the Celts” and will be live today on Telegram at approx. 3 pm EST (12 pm PST).

    The team at Urban Scoop led by Tommy went to southern Ireland to talk to the women of Ireland, who are “leading the charge” and talking about the migrant crisis that has led to an epidemic of rape and abuse. The “refugees” swamping Ireland are fom Ukraine, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia and Nigeria.

  17. Are They Trying To Kill Us? Lab Grown Meat Backed By Bill Gates Has CANCER CELLS And Could Cause Other Scary Health Issues
    By Cullen Linebarger Feb. 24, 2023 11:00 am69 Comments

    Sometimes you have to wonder what the globalists are up to. A bombshell report from Bloomberg earlier this month revealed the lab-grown meat strongly supported by Bill Gates has cancer cells.

    You are reading this correctly. You are devouring glorified cancer tumors when consuming fake meat.

    Joe Fassler, the author of the piece, revealed that in order for lab-grown meat companies to produce what they “cultured meat,” they utilize what are called “immortalized cells.” These cells, in some cases ,are fully cancerous.

    The big honking asterisk is that normal meat cells don’t just keep dividing forever. To get the cell cultures to grow at rates big enough to power a business, several companies, including the Big Three, are quietly using what are called immortalized cells, something most people have never eaten intentionally. Immortalized cells are a staple of medical research, but they are, technically speaking, precancerous and can be, in some cases, fully cancerous.

  18. LEAK: Special Counsel Jack Smith Investigating Classified Docs Found at Mar-a-Lago After August Raid
    By Cristina Laila Feb. 24, 2023 11:15 am0 Comments
    Another day, another Deep State leak.

    Biden’s Justice Department has nothing on Trump so they are going to try to get him on ‘obstruction’ charges.

    Special Counsel Jack Smith is investigating how classified documents were found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence after the August raid last year.

    FBI agents descended on Trump’s Florida residence last summer looking for presidential records lawfully stored at the former president’s home.

    The feds seized classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago and thoroughly searched the property.

    However, more documents with classified markings were found in a box among presidential schedules in December, a few months after the summer FBI raid.

    The feds are investigating why the box of documents wasn’t given to the DOJ and what ‘Trump’s role’ was in storing the box.

  19. Feb 24 2023 –

    Statement from Project Veritas Insiders

    As individuals who trusted Project Veritas with our stories, the removal of James O’Keefe by the Board of Directors was extremely disappointing and shocking. Without James O’Keefe, there is no Project Veritas.

    We have all worked directly with Project Veritas journalists and in many cases spent months working with them and also interacting with Mr. O’Keefe both before going public and afterwards during various events.

    We sacrificed our jobs and our livelihoods in order to give James O’Keefe hard evidence of fraud and corruption, whether it was at CBS news, Fox news, Google, Facebook, UPS, Pfizer, Hasbro, DHS, CNN, ESPN, HHS, or United Healthcare.

    Many of us were reluctant to go public, but because of O’Keefe’s dedication to journalistic integrity and honesty, we made the leap to go public with our stories, because we trusted him and the organization. That currency of trust can’t be bought with money, and we knew James would never sell us out, and he never did. He always had our back. He stayed true to his word and his undercover journalists went to great lengths to share our stories in the most compelling manner possible.

    We have many unanswered questions about what transpired between the Board and James O’Keefe. We are still questioning the facts and hope that more information will come to light and that both parties can come to an understanding. We hope that any misinformation is immediately corrected and that there is full transparency.

    We played a small but crucial role in the organization when we were given the opportunity to share our stories, but O’Keefe’s removal from the organization has dealt a devastating blow to future whistleblowers who now may have doubts about the organization and its leadership.

    A few of us started engaging with Project Veritas as early as 2017, and after going public we have collectively been interviewed thousands of times and have promoted the Project Veritas brand simply by telling our story, both in the U.S. and globally, in dozens of countries such as Brazil, Japan, Columbia, Mexico, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Chile and Argentina. We were happy to promote James’ organization because of the great experience we had working with him and his journalists.

    Many of us were inspired by other whistleblowers who went public, and we forged strong relationships with one another after being fired and dealing with media blowback, hit pieces and harassment. Because of James, there is a growing movement of whistleblowers who are willing to come forward and tell their stories.

    We stand united with James O’Keefe and his team of journalists, and we are confident they will continue to fight for the truth and expose corruption.


    O’Keefe’s Insiders

    Ryan Hartwig – Facebook Insider

    Cassandra Spencer – Facebook Insider

    Trevor Adams – ESPN/Disney Insider

    Zach Vorhies – Google Insider

    Aaron Stevenson – DHS insider

    Cary Poarch – CNN Insider

    David Johnson – Hasbro Insider

    Jodi O’Malley – HHS Vaccine Insider

    April Moss – CBS Insider

    Melissa McAtee – Pfizer Insider

    Ivory Hecker – Fox News Insider

    Jeanne Stagg – United Healthcare/LDH Insider

    Richard Hopkins -USPS Insider

    Tara Rodas – HHS Insider

    Kent Heckenlively JD, co-author for Cary Poarch, Ryan Hartwig, David Johnson and Zach Vorhies


    Project Veritas Whistleblowers Unite to Fight For James O’Keefe

  20. EXCLUSIVE: California AG Initiates Investigation into Sheriff Who Called Out Governor Newsom’s Policies that Led to the Deaths of Two of His Deputies Last Month
    By Joe Hoft Feb. 24, 2023 11:30 am67 Comments

    California Sheriff Chad Bianco is being investigated by the state’s AG only days after Bianco made unflattering statements about California’s hated Governor Gavin Newsom.

    Last week Sheriff Chad Bianco made some remarks about the Governor of California and these remarks are what many believe led to the announcement yesterday from California’s corrupt AG Rob Bonta.

    Sheriff Bianco was interviewed by the California Insider after he lost two deputies to criminals in recent weeks. During the interview, Bianco shared that criminals in California are emboldened because there are no consequences for their actions in Newsom’s California.

    See his interview below:

  21. Biden’s Woke DOD Expands Transgender Policies in Military
    By Margaret Flavin Feb. 24, 2023 12:35 pm31 Comments

    While Chinese balloons float over the nation and Biden gets increasingly involved in the Russian-Ukraine war, the Department of Defense thinks this is the perfect time to make the military even more woke in their efforts to completely de-masculate our warfighters.

    The Center for Military Readiness prepared a report providing examples of how the Pentagon has quietly expanded woke transgender policies in the military.

    The report sites at least six significant differences since the 2016 policy including:

    1. Changes official DoD vocabulary to reflect transgender ideology;
    2. Specifically involves the military service academies and ROTC (contract) programs;
    3. Holds commanders directly responsible for all alleged “biases against transgender individuals;” 4. Allows cross-dressing and other “transitioning” behaviors on-base as well as off-base;
    5. Allows “de-transition” procedures if treatments do not resolve gender dysphoria; and
    6. Restricts collection and disclosure of data on “incidents of harmful behaviors” involving sexual orientation and transgender persons, even for legislative purposes.

  22. Trump Team Responds: Latest DOJ Leak on New Batch of Classified Docs Is Nothing-Burger – Trump Team Worked with DOJ Every Step of the Way
    By Jim Hoft Feb. 24, 2023 12:50 pm

    Biden’s Justice Department is trying desperately to take down President Trump and destroy the populist movement in America today. Democrats and angry RINOs are with them. They believe the people need to pipe down and get in line.

    The regime has nothing on President Trump. And so, just like during the garbage Mueller special counsel where they knew on day one that President Trump had no ties to the Russians, they are leaking junk reports to the fake news again.

    Special Counsel Jack Smith is allegedly investigating how classified documents were found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence after the August raid last year.

    FBI agents descended on Trump’s Florida residence last summer looking for presidential records lawfully stored at the former president’s home.

  23. FBI Gone Wild: Internal memos chronicle years of drunk driving, lost weapons and other misconduct

    Scores of FBI employees have been caught over the last five years engaging in unethical and illegal conduct such as driving drunk, stealing property, assaulting a child, mishandling classified documents, and losing their service weapons — but they often escaped being fired, according to internal disciplinary files provided to Just The News

    One agent left a highly lethal M4 carbine unsecured in his government car during a Starbucks run and had the weapon stolen, but even he received only a two-week suspension despite violating the bureau’s protocols for weapons storage, the records show.

    “Although there was a lockbox in the trunk for storage of weapons and sensitive items,” the agent chose to store the rifle bag behind the car’s front passenger seat, one report shows. “While Employee was in the Starbucks, the Bucar was burglarized. The rear passenger, rear driver, and tailgate windows were broken, and the rifle bag containing the M4 was stolen.”

    Sexual misconduct was also rampant in the reports dating to 2017, including inappropriate affairs with felons in prison,

  24. The Ukraine War’s Prelude to What?
    The longer this preview war goes on, the sooner will follow the nightmarish main attraction.

    By Victor Davis Hanson

    February 23, 2023

    The Ukraine mess is daily looking more like the Spanish Civil War of 1936 to 1939, a meat grinder that took 500,000 lives. That three-year conflict became a savage proxy war and prelude for the belligerents of World War II.

    The Ukraine battlefield is proving a similar laboratory of death. New lethal weaponry and tactics are introduced, modified—and always improved—from drones to guided missiles to internet-fed artillery.

    Likewise, a similar pre-global war lineup of the eventual adversaries is emerging in preview of a much larger, much scarier war to come.

    The first mission of Ukraine, the aggrieved victim of a peremptory Russian attack, was simple survival.

    But now that it has been armed to the teeth and its soldiers proved far more capable and heroic than Putin’s once-feared Russia, Kyiv now seeks to push back Russians to their 2014 Ukrainian acquired borders.

    Next President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced that the third stage will be to eject every Russian from 2013 Ukraine. He promises to reabsorb both the Crimea and the Donbas.

    That is an ambitious goal that might require preemptive attacks inside Russia and on the Black Sea.

    To accomplish the last two missions, Zelenskyy needs a blank check of support from a United States that can neither control its own borders nor maintain its critical infrastructure and is $33 trillion in debt.

    Americans are not only to supply the money and arms to fuel Zelenskyy’s counteroffensives, but to sign onto a dangerous anti-Russian agenda that is not necessarily synonymous with one that is in the best interests of the United States.

    As far as Russia goes, Vladimir Putin knows his attack was a costly mistake. It was predicated on the assumption that an appeasing, doddering Biden and a U.S. military humiliated in Afghanistan would always remain passive.

    Yet Putin still believes that his blunder will not have been a fatal one if he can still destroy much of Eastern Ukraine, institutionalize what he gained in 2014, fracture NATO, propagandize the war as an existential cause of saving Mother Russia from a corrupt West, and reconfigure a new alliance with China, Iran, North Korea, and perhaps Turkey and India.

    As far as the United States goes, the Biden Administration sees America’s interest as largely defined by a proxy war to defang Russia. To paraphrase, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, America will pour limitless arms into Ukraine to so weaken Russia that it will have to stay within its current borders.

    Washington blithely dismisses all of Putin’s existential threats as empty nuclear saber-rattling—on the Pentagon’s assurance that wounded, cornered, and growling tigers can always be assumed to remain predictably docile.

    Biden, whose family influence-peddled with Kyiv for a decade, has radically reversed his initial course. No longer is Biden offering a free ride out of Dodge for Zelenskyy or dismissing any worry over a “minor” Russian invasion.

    Biden instead now sees saving Ukraine and punishing Russia as his one shot at a redeeming accomplishment for an otherwise failed administration.

    The once-pacifist American Left has embraced Ukraine as its “I told you so” proof that Vladimir Putin was really the monster that it could not find guilty in its various Russian collusion concoctions and laptop disinformation hoaxes.

    The NATO nations are acting uncharacteristically defiant given the war is on their borders. They rightly fear a victorious Putin would be vengeful and not satiated.

    Yet their “you go first” shipment of hodgepodge weapons to Ukraine, as well as their embarrassment over their past suicidal energy polices and slow-motion disarmament, remind us that Europeans in NATO before the war could not keep the Russians out, the Americans in, or the Germans down.

    China believes it can be the real winner of the war. Its rivals and enemies are weakened the longer the war continues. The West is depleting its arsenals. It is tiring of the cost. Rival Russia is bleeding, selling Beijing cheap oil and begging for its weapons.

    Neither Europe nor America, China believes, will want to repeat another proxy war—say, one over Taiwan—against a nuclear power with far more leverage over the West and far greater wherewithal on the battlefield.

    Iran is selling drones to Russia. Tehran expects a desperate Putin to sell it all the enriched uranium it needs, prevent a preemptive strike on Tehran, and end Moscow’s Syrian wink-and-nod policy with Israel.

    India, like Turkey, likes newfound cheap Russian oil. It feels a proximate Russia and China are better entertained than a distant and provocative, but increasingly internally divided and weakened, United States.

    Turkey is suddenly booming with cheap oil and a big arms appetite from Russia. It feels rich and illiberal China and Russia both fear Turkey’s export of Islamism and seem better allies than the loud-talking but declining West.

    North Korea sees only positives in Western distraction in Ukraine. It counts that its nuclear recklessness is seen as a valuable irritant by both Russia and China.

    The longer this preview war goes on, the surer will follow the nightmarish main attraction.

  25. SHOCKING: AZ Senate/House Elections Presenter Claims That Sinaloa Cartel Uses Bribes, Money Laundering, Election Fraud to Control Elected Officials and Traffic Drugs, Humans, Ballots in Arizona
    By Jordan Conradson Feb. 24, 2023 2:35 pm 0 Comments

    Jacquelin Breger
    The Arizona Senate and House Elections Committees yesterday heard testimony and presentations from multiple individuals regarding election anomalies and potential fraud in Arizona’s elections over many years.

    During the meeting, legislators considered a presentation by Jacqueline Breger, which, if true, exposed absolutely bombshell information regarding massive corruption and collusion between American politicians, appointed government officials, and the Sinaloa Cartels. The money laundering and racketeering scheme allegedly uses fraudulent mortgages, real estate transactions, and insurance claims in Maricopa County to hide money made through cartel human trafficking, drug trafficking, and bribery of elected officials, and to rig elections, intimidate, or murder those who threaten the operation.

    The scheme allegedly creates identities, credentials, and professional licenses for “non-existent individuals,” which if true, could be used for fake voter registrations. The Maricopa County computer database is also used for the alleged “removal of genuine documents from the county system.”

    Breger identifies herself as a longtime Arizona resident and a forensic investigator with the Harris/Thaler Law Corporation, investigating multi-state racketeering and corruption. She states that she holds a masters degree in marketing and honors degrees in Finance, Financial Accounting, Business, statistics, economics, and business strategy.

    Breger claims that attorney John Thaler investigated money laundering and racketeering in Maricopa County and reviewed over 120,000 documents which include “fake notarizations, fake deeds of trust, fraudulent buyers and or sellers of the real property transactions, as well as other companies used in real estate transactions, such as real estate brokers, mortgage companies Title and Escrow companies, real estate inspection companies, service companies.”

    The “about” section on Thaler’s LinkedIn page states, “Specializing in forensic investigations including document and data review using proprietary algorithms to solve mysteries and to develop appropriate litigation strategy. This is where the needle is discovered in that haystack.”

    “Our primary findings were first reported to Governor Ducey in 2022,” states Breger.

    “These documents have definitely evidenced multiple racketeering enterprises, which include narcotic sales, money laundering, tax evasion, payroll, theft, bankruptcy fraud, life insurance fraud, auto insurance fraud, bribing of elected and appointed officials, creating and modifying public record, falsifying professional licenses and related credentials, swatting individuals who pose a threat to these enterprises, and last but not least, election fraud.”

    The Gateway Pundit reported on the joint Senate and House investigation hearing on Thursday.

    The full meeting and Breger’s presentation can be found here:

    The Gateway Pundit is unable to verify the information at this time. We are awaiting the receipt of documents provided to the Legislature and referenced in this presentation. The Gateway Pundit feels that it is important to cover what was said in the presentation which is now on record with the Arizona Legislature.

    Breger levels serious accusations against named individuals in government positions. This includes two citizens of Mesa named Dawna Rae Chavez and her daughter, Brittany Rae Chavez, who are described by Breger as “principal preparers of the documents necessary to affect the racketeering enterprise.”

    A Twitter page under the name John Thaler also claimed that Brittany and Dawna Chavez are involved in this scheme in a November 7, 2022 tweet.

    It appears that John Thaler and Brittany Chavez, formerly Brittany Thaler, were once married and Brittany is listed as a defendant in a lawsuit by Plaintiff John Thaler. In June 2022, John Thaler alleged that Brittany Thaler “has engaged in an array of criminal enterprises across multiple states, including money laundering and tax evasion, allegedly accomplished via real estate transactions and non-profit organizations; insurance fraud, allegedly accomplished via phony personal injury claims made on behalf of non-existent persons; skimming money from state-run aid programs; narcotics trafficking; hacking into state databases and fabricating public records; bribing public officials, including judges, police officers, judicial assistants, inspectors, assessors, and accountants; bribing private professionals, such as real estate agents and brokers; bankruptcy fraud; election fraud, allegedly accomplished by creating fake ballots and manipulating others in order to influence, among other races, the 2020 election for Maricopa County Recorder; extortion via “crypto-viruses”; the creation of fake employees on payroll systems in order to collect paychecks and benefits; and murder.” Dawna Rae Chavez is also named as a defendant.

    According to Breger, “six attempts have been made on Thaler’s life” including one attempt to slash his tires in an undetectable manner and cause death. Breger relates this to election integrity warrior Kari Lake, stating, “A similar attempt was made on the life of Kari Lake’s daughter during her campaign.”

    Kari Lake has mentioned on the campaign trail her own tires were slashed or penetrated with nails on numerous occasions. However, regarding her daughter, Lake has only said that she was followed by suspicious individuals in another car. It appears that Bregger unintentionally conflated the incidents and misspoke. Still, Kari Lake has been targeted with attempts on her life for speaking out against the election fraud regime and the dangerous Mexican drug cartels in Arizona.

    The Gateway Pundit is still investigating other claims made by Jacquelin Breger.

    Near the end of the presentation, Senate Elections Vice-Chairman Ken Bennett strongly interjected, stating that “this is not the appropriate place” for Breger’s allegations.

    During Breger’s presentation, titled “Preliminary Findings of Activities Impacting Arizona’s Election Integrity” (with specific focus on the 2020 & 2022 General Elections), she made explosive allegations.

    Again, this has not been verified yet. The following is stated in Jacquline Breger’s own words:

    Breger: In 2006, the US Attorney’s Office in Illinois, Idaho, and Indiana investigated the laundering of drug cartel monies through a complex series of single-family home purchases in those particular states. By 2009, numerous real estate agents, escrow companies, and title insurers had been indicted, charged, and convicted of racketeering. And in 2014, our office was asked to review the case file. The reason for this was we were asked to determine whether the monies from the sale of the properties had filtered to properties purchased in Arizona, specifically in Maricopa and Pima County. We concluded that several real estate agents convicted in Iowa had set up laundering systems in Arizona, and thereafter, had transferred the proceeds of sales to Panamanian corporations.

    In 2018, Mr. Thaler discovered, incidental to a completely independent matter, a series of trust deeds evidencing that cash laundered through single-family residences in Arizona was pervasive and ongoing. With that, a new investigation began with the focus being on money laundered and related racketeering activities in Maricopa County, as well as in several other Arizona counties… Over 120,000 documents have been reviewed to date.

    These documents have definitely evidenced multiple racketeering enterprises, which include narcotic sales, money laundering, tax evasion, payroll, theft, bankruptcy fraud, life insurance fraud, auto insurance fraud, bribing of elected and appointed officials, creating and modifying public record, falsifying professional licenses and related credentials, swatting individuals who pose a threat to these enterprises, and last but not least, election fraud.

    Beginning in Illinois, Idaho, and Iowa in the early 80s, cash earned or otherwise collected in the sale of illegal narcotics and human trafficking activities, conducted by the Sinaloa Cartel, have been laundered through the purchase of single-family residences. Laundering of this cartel money in Arizona through purchase and sale of the single-family residence began in about 1994 and focused on new construction, particularly in San Tan Valley, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, and Avondale.

    In addition to purchases and sales of single-family residences, cash is laundered through inflated and falsified construction invoices, falsified charitable donations, tuitions paid on fake students allegedly attending private trade schools, and falsified bankruptcies. Wells Fargo Bankers in Arizona and in multiple additional states have engaged in opening checking and direct deposit accounts for phantom people. resources, including city government officials and agencies in Mesa, Arizona have also been integral in the laundering activities.

    In Arizona, laundered cash is used in part to bribe elected and appointed public officials and their support staff. The principal preparers of the documents necessary to affect the racketeering enterprise are Dawna Rae Chavez, a resident of Mesa, and her daughter Brittany Rae Chavez.

    To date, more than 10,000 falsified documents have been recorded with the Maricopa County Recorders Office. We estimate that more than 35,000 warranty deeds and trust deeds evidencing fraudulent transactions exist in the database. The number of falsified notarizations exceeds over 15,000.

    The city of Mesa is a racketeering organization, as that term is defined in 18 USC Section 1961. To protect the enterprise civil rights are systematically violated to preserve racketeering activities. fines and outrageous cash bonds are used to collect monies which are then skimmed and redirected into the racketeering enterprises. The city of Mesa Police Department; it’s a private police department that is used to support and protect racketeering enterprises.

    Officers participating in this force are compensated with monies paid through phony mortgage schemes and other related schemes. Officers operating within this private force systemically violate our Fourth Amendment rights by breaking and entering into private properties, wiretapping, computer hacking, cell phone hacking, and by using related surveillance techniques without a warrant. Officers also plant evidence and hide exculpatory evidence.

    Multiple state agency databases have been infiltrated or hacked, thus allowing falsified documents to be uploaded into them and allowing legitimate documents to be removed. For example, the database for the University of Arizona, Arizona State [University], and Northern Arizona have been infiltrated and hacked. It permits individuals to be given degrees, who never attended or graduated from the schools, and allows phantom individuals to be awarded degrees thus lending legitimacy to their existence. Further, state licensing databases have been infiltrated and hacked to permit individuals with fake degrees, to permit phantom individuals to have state licenses issued. The Maricopa County database for the Recorder’s Office and for the Superior Court were designed in 2014. They were set up for outside infiltration, so that falsified documents could be uploaded or legitimate documents removed since 2015, hundreds upon hundreds of falsified court documents have been loaded into the database. These documents include falsified default judgments, criminal restitution orders, child support orders, all of these used in swatting activities against individuals posing a threat to the racketeering activities.

    Since 2004, elections within Pima County and Maricopa County have been manipulated through the infiltration of the county databases, resulting from bribes paid to executives at election service providers, including but not limited to principals at Runbeck Election Services.

    Bribes and infiltration were used to affect the outcome of the races during the November 3, 2020 Election, including the outcome of the race for Maricopa County Recorder. And the outcome of the November 8, 2022 election race for Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General.

    Public officials who have received bribes include multi-state office holders, State House and State Senate, local office holders, county supervisors, judges in the Maricopa [Superior] Court, judges of some city courts, including two presiding judges, judges assistants, prosecutors within certain cities within Maricopa County, prosecutors for Maricopa County, peripheral legal specialists including attorneys, approved mental health care providers, as in court-appointed advisors and related specialists. In the Superior Court of Maricopa County and Pinal County and Pima County, at least 25% of the active judges have accepted bribes in exchange for protecting the racketeering activities. Bribe payments generally begin before the individual is even appointed to the bench.

    Maricopa County Recorders Office has at least five appointments made by Adrian Fontes, our county recorder from 2017 to 2021, who are phantoms, non-existent individuals. These phantom individuals hold positions related to election services. Further, during the same period, the office has at least 15 individuals whose appointments were falsified, and thereafter, kept hidden from the public during the 2020 election cycle. The appointment documents for all of the above individuals have forged signatures, falsified clerical signatures, which means that the tracings from are from a signature stamp, and fake dates.

    In October 2020, shortly before the November 3 election, Thaler was provided certain information. First was evidence that the Maricopa County computer database had been designed with various backdoors allowing us or outsiders to infiltrate it and to change the data. Second, was the identities of bribed recipients, which included elected officials. And third, on October 26, 2020, Thaler’s team discovered approximately 25,000 falsified ballots being held and with a significant sum of cash in a private residence in Mesa, rented to Dawna Chavez. I do have a declaration in your packet that you’ve been provided, detailing that.

    The investigation into election fraud is not limited to the state of Arizona. However, where Arizona is concerned, a plethora of individuals are implicated in the fraud, including elected and appointed officials, and as I’ve already mentioned, Runbeck Election Services, a service provider to Maricopa County. the Maricopa County database has absolutely no integrity whatsoever.

    When our investigation leads to a name of a particular individual that we suspect to be involved in these racketeering activities, we research their deeds of trust, which are recorded with the Maricopa County Recorders Office and publicly available. If there is an unusual amount of deeds of trust for that individual, and if there are deeds of trust for the same or similar named individual, or with multiple varying middle initials, we dig further. In the case of Kathleen Hobbs (please look at page 17 through 50 In your packet), I have shared with you 11 deeds of trust in the name of Kathleen M Hobbs and Patrick T Goodman. However, when we looked at the deeds in your packet on page 51 to 64, these have similar names, but we’ve discovered that they too were compromised. In some cases, we review deeds of trust filed under a spouse or a child or parent or business partner just depending on the specific circumstances. When the writings match that of Brittany and Dawna, and when we can determine that the notarization is fraudulent, and or the buyer, and or the seller’s signatures are fake, we know the deed is fraudulent. If you look at the deeds for Kathleen M Hobbs and Patrick D Goodman, I have provided you with the first signed pages of the deeds, and on page 65 is a comparison of just the signatures… for the buyers of each deed. This page will speak for itself. There’s obviously some inconsistencies with the signatures for Kathleen and for Patrick. This is apparent to anyone with any naked eye. But we have verified all our findings with a qualified forensic document expert who represents the state of California. Now, let’s look at the notaries who signed these deeds. Again, I provided you with a page of all the notary signatures on page 66. Next to this, I provided you with references to pages from our reports that we have from our qualified forensic document expert where similar writings have been verified as either being that of Brittany or Dawna. The only other option is in some situations they are graphics or traces of other signatures where we can verify that an imposter has attempted to copy an original signature.

    To summarize our findings with regards to Governor Katie Hobbs, taking into account just those documents in her name, are as follows: There are nine deeds of trust in the name of Kathleen M Hobbs and Patrick T. Goodman, husband and wife from 1997 to 2021, which essentially means that they either purchased or refinance a home every two to three years which is statistically not likely… But even more so, when six of the nine deeds of trust were recorded within the 10-year period between 97 and 2007. The concentration of which between 2001 and 2005 which was during Miss Hobbs’s tenure at Emerge Arizona. When researching the documents filed with the Corporation Commission for Emerge Arizona, we found that these documents evidence hand signing and hand printing that belongs to Brittany and or Dawna. If one were to guess, and this is just a guess on our part, emerge Arizona seems to have been formed as a medium to attract women interested in politics and bribe them through the proper scheme to adopt positions of power and to further the goals and objectives of the cartel. Most of these deeds have been fraudulently notarized, meaning that one or multiple parties’ names in the transaction are either not present or do not exist at all.

    In some, if not all cases, it’s evident by page 65 in your packet, Miss Hobbs and Mr. Goodman’s signatures are clearly inconsistent, indicating that the majority of the deeds were created by a different individual who are attempting to copy Hobbs and Goodman’s signatures, particularly on the deeds where the notarizations have been found to be fake. We then research the title companies and the mortgage companies on these deeds of trust. Some of these do not or have never existed. Some do not even exist in Arizona.

    What can we conclude by these discoveries? The purpose of having a fake deed of trust is to move cash without it being traceable. A phony mortgage company provides a phony mortgage as the one primary method by which cash is moved invisibly. There are basically only three reasons to create a fake deed of trust. If the buyer does not exist, then the mortgage serves as a means of laundering the money. If the buyer does exist, then the mortgage is used to provide the owner of the deed money that is untraceable. And when the person resides in the location of the deed, then that’s even more further proof that money has been provided that is untraceable. I can take you through example after example. But in the interest of time, since at least 2004 ballot counts have been tampered with. Our County’s current computer database, which was built between 2014 and ’15, has been and continues to be infiltrated and hacked. Its architects specifically designed the system with multiple backdoor entry points. These points permit the uploading of falsified documents and the removal of genuine documents from the county system. We have seen Brittany access the database and have an eyewitness just to testify for that. Over the past 15 years, Brittany has used her access to load falsified judgments and so on.

    Beginning in 2017 the access points have been used to change voter totals, and there on, election results. Illegal transfers have been made and provided to Runbeck and Jeff Ellison. The phony deeds used in the scheme to move money to candidates are created by Brittany. For-profit and nonprofit PACs are also created by Brittany and used to move money for candidates. During the ’22 election, ballot scanners, and printers at 70 precincts suffered changes to their printer settings, despite being tested the night before the election. The changes in those settings were made through computer infiltration, not manually or by some never before seen error. The uncontrollable ballots were placed in box three and allegedly driven to Runbeck. Witness information provided on October [20, 2022] confirms that more than 100,000 filled-in ballots and more than $13 million were identified by some of our investigators in two unmarked rental cars. These vans were loaded with the ballots and cash at a private residence in Mesa and driven to Runbeck’s office. The Runbeck company, as you know, is operated by Robert Runbeck. We have found deeds for Runbeck and Ellison.

    We have heard the statistical improbabilities of an improbable outcome with respect to the November 2020 election. Let’s look at [Adrian] Fontes and Steven Richer for the Maricopa County Recorder. Richer’s win was statistically impossible. Fontes is a Democrat and was the incumbent, percentages for Biden, Sinema, and Kelly ran up at approximately a 2.5% margin in the county against all their opponents. Richer won by approximately 6000 votes. This means that 50,000 individuals who voted for the Democratic ticket across the board had to choose the Republican candidate for recorder against an incumbent who had never suffered in scandal; never happened. This was a planned loss. Hobbs would receive the Democratic nomination for governor and Fontes would run for Secretary of State to replace Hobbs. The strategy appears to have been planned. I have shown you that both Hobbs and Fontes have what we call Brittany deeds, evidencing a strong likelihood that they are bribe recipients.

    Now, it may seem obvious, but I do feel that it’s necessary to explain nonetheless. Given that Arizona is a border state and that drug smuggling and human trafficking is a billion-dollar business, it would appear that having our elected and appointed officials ensure that the cartel enterprise remains open for business would be paramount. The cartel invests substantially to ensure that the right people are in key positions so as to further their objectives. The fix for 2020 and for 2022 started in 2017 with appointment to election positions of individuals being bribed through the mortgage scheme and through monies being laundered by the appointment of phantom individuals. The problems with these documents are many. If you look at your pages 71 and 76, the recorded appointments from Fontes, which were notarized by a Jessica York, first, the handwriting and hand printing of Jessica York have been identified as belonging to Brittany by our forensic document expert. Secondly, the York signatures are the same handwriting, but not the same style. And that change of style exists even when the documents were allegedly signed on the same day. You can see the June 4 documents. The December 9 date and the clerk’s handwriting matches Dawna’s. The signature of the clerk at the bottom is actually a tracing of a signature stamp. The time between the signature and the notarization and alleged execution of the clerk, and thereafter, the recorded date evidence forgery. Normally it’s a two to three turnaround time. These took multiple months and all were allegedly clerk executed and recorded after the election certification. I have example after example, where things do not add up. In addition to state representatives, there are three of the five Maricopa county supervisors have also recorded documents evidencing the acceptance of bribes. Further, we’ve investigated PACs relating to state office holders and dark money transactions relating to said PACs from late 2018 to ’22. A significant number of questionable real estate transactions were facilitated by several law firms, including partners at Perkins Coie. Mr. Thaler would be himself presenting this information, but there have been multiple attempts on his life.

    Thaler was driving from Arizona to California when suddenly, he lost control of his vehicle. Upon investigation, it was discovered that his tire was purposefully slashed by a straight-edge knife about 4-6 inches. The cut was made at such a location on the other side of the tire, where the tire would not lose air, but instead would degrade to a point, causing catastrophic failure, most likely at high speed. Again, the declaration is included in your packet. The reason I mention this, and the only reason I mention this is because a similar attempt was made on the life of Kari Lake’s daughter during her campaign. To date, six attempts have been made on Thaler’s life.

    In Arizona, public officials accepting bribes include members of the legislature, the executive branches of the state government, more than two dozen judges on the Maricopa County Superior Court, at least two judges in the city of Mesa Court, at least one judge in the town of Gilbert, the Mayor of Mesa, five members of Mesa City Council several police officers…

    Senator Ken Bennett: Point of order. This is not the appropriate place to be alleging, um…

    Rep. Alex Kolodin: We do have a rule in this chamber that we cannot impugn the motives of other members, as explosive as that testimony was, but that is our rule.

    Senator Wendy Rogers: Okay, so what we’re going to do is this, I need you to wrap up in terms of impact to the election. Thank you.

    Breger: Even though our investigation covers mouth multiple states, Thaler and our team have interviewed over 30 Witnesses in Arizona, and several individuals in the public officials list have cooperated with the investigation. The team has collected and reviewed more than 120,000 documents as I’ve said. The immense data that we have collected will assist enforcement agencies investigating election fraud. Further the data we have collected and the connections we have found and the vast details of this entire investigation will lead enforcement agencies to those participating in the fraud and will help you restore election integrity within our beautiful state. Thank you.

    Rogers: To whom have you given this data other than to us today?

    Breger: As we said, the report was given to Governor Ducey in May of 2022. So he has been made aware as has, as I’ve mentioned in my in my presentation, the FBI, some of the other Attorneys General, especially in New Mexico and California.

    Bennett: How was this given to Mr. Ducey by you personally?

    Breger: No, it was not given by me personally. It was given by one of our team members.

    Senator Sonny Borrelli: Did you give this to the Arizona Attorney General

    Breger: We have not yet presented this to the Arizona Attorney General. We do know that Governor Ducey did share this with the attorney general at the time.

    Bennett: How do you know that?

    Breger: He shared that information with Mr. Thaler, directly. But I personally have not given it to our Arizona. Attorney General, yet.

    Bennett: Was Mr. Thaler the one that gave this to the governor?

    Breger: No. Not directly because Mr. Thaler is not in Arizona.

    Bennett: So how would Mr. Thaler know that Governor Ducey shared this with the Attorney General’s office?

    Breger: Because Governor Ducey and Mr. Thaler were in contact.

    Rep. Rachel Jones: How this is in my opinion related to the election is what you’re stating is potentially many people elected officials here have potentially been bribed or blackmailed to get certain election results, and I think the people have the right to hear that because the people in Arizona right now crave truth. Am I understanding clearly?

    Breger: Absolutely, yes, you are. Absolutely. And that is exactly why I’m here today. I think that we’ve gone round and round and round in the concept of election integrity, but nobody is willing to actually speak the truth of how did our election get compromised, as in nuts and bolts. You know, what happened to actually compromise our elections and compromise the integrity of our state?

    Rep. Liz Harris: may I ask what political party are you?

    Breger: I am unaffiliated.

    Rep. Liz Harris: how long has it taken for this information to be compiled and how many people worked on this team?

    Breger: Madam Chair, this information was compiled over approximately three and a half, four years. And we have had approximately five to ten people at any given time because it hasn’t always been consistent working on this investigation.

    Bennett: When did you say this was presented to Governor Ducey?

    Breger: May 2022.

    Bennett: How is it that you were invited to address the committee today, by whom?

    Breger: I was invited by Representative Harris.

    Oddly, the election fraud-denial media has not picked up on this massive story.

    We have found only one story by ABC15 Arizona, which hardly mentions Breger’s testimony and claims legislators asked for no proof, despite the documents that were provided to the legislators. ABC reports,

    Another witness was Jacqueline Breger, who accused election workers by name along with Mesa Mayor John Giles and Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer of accepting bribes to alter the outcomes of elections.

    Breger offered no proof of claims and none of the lawmakers asked for any. Finally, State Senator Ken Bennett of Prescott District 1 told Breger to stop talking, ending her testimony.

    Why are they mostly ignoring this story?

    If this is true, where are the County Sheriffs? Are they involved too?

    Watch Breger’s full presentation here.

    The Gateway Pundit will provide updates on this breaking story and the legitimacy of Breger’s testimony.

    (Richard: If true this report is a very big smoking gun. But is it true?)

  26. JEROME CORSI: Obama Went After General Flynn Because He Was a Risk of Indicting Him and Hillary for High Crimes and Misdemeanors (PART 2)

    The Marc Turi Criminal Indictment Exposed the Obama Administration’s Illegal, Covert Gun-Running Operation to Libya

    Guest post by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.

    This article is the second of a series of articles explaining why President Obama enlisted the federal government’s national security and justice agencies to make sure Lt. General Michael Flynn never served as President Trump’s national security advisor. In September 2011, Flynn was promoted to Lieutenant General and assigned as assistant director of national intelligence in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). On April 17, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Flynn to be the 18th director of DIA. On April 30, 2014, President Obama forced Flynn to retire because Flynn had collected sufficient intelligence on Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to charge Obama and Clinton with high crimes and misdemeanors. The premise of this article series is that as Trump’s national security director in the White House, Flynn would have pursued President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” over their illegal, clandestine supplying of weapons to terrorists in Libya. This series of articles draws on reporting Jerome Corsi previously published in World Net Daily [] from 2011-2015 when he worked at as a senior staff reporter.

  27. CAUGHT: StL Soros-Funded Circuit Attorney Lied in Remarks About Contacting Judge to Revoke Bond of Serial Criminal – No Record This EVER HAPPENED
    By Jim Hoft Feb. 24, 2023 2:55 pm61 Comments

    Kim Gardner may be the most radical Soros-funded Circuit Attorney in the nation today. That’s saying a lot!

    George Soros is one of her largest funders in both of her elections.

    Kim Gardner is so intolerable that two dozen attorneys and more than one-third of the trial lawyers left the office when she took over the office in 2017. And this is a Democrat-dominated office!

    Recently Kim Gardner refused to put the man charged with hitting high school student and volleyball player Janae Edmondson back in jail even though he violated the conditions of his bond more than 50 times.
    The repeat offender, Daniel Riley, went on to hit a Tennessee teenage volleyball player walking in St. Louis City last weekend — and the young girl lost her legs after she was pinned to another vehicle. The driver NEVER should have been on the street. He was supposed to be under house arrest with an ankle monitor. Missourians are furious!

    Here is a photo of the young woman who lost both legs because another criminal was running the streets thanks to Kim Gardner.

  28. LA County gets first blizzard warning since 1989 as winter storm pounds California

    A rare, powerful winter storm is directing a firehose of moisture at large parts of California, including causing blizzard conditions in the hills and mountains near Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

    The big picture: This storm prompted the first blizzard warnings in L.A. and Ventura Counties since 1989, and the first-ever blizzard warning issued by the Weather Service’s San Diego office, for the San Bernardino mountains.

    This storm, which consists of an unusually deep dip, or trough, in the jet stream across the West for this time of year, is bringing a vast array of hazards.
    Pinwheeling within that trough is a potent pocket of atmospheric energy, which is directing moisture from southwest to northeast toward California and promoting the air to rise, cool and condense to form towering clouds and in some cases, thunderstorms.

  29. Illegal Alien Shot Dead by Arizona Rancher Was Cartel Drug Smuggler or Scout
    By Cristina Laila Feb. 24, 2023 5:55 pm103 Comments

    The illegal alien shot dead by an elderly Arizona rancher was likely a cartel drug smuggler, according to a former Border Patrol chief.

    George Alan Kelly, 73, was arrested for killing Gabriel Cuen-Butimea, on his Arizona ranch in Kino Springs just outside of Nogales, Mexico on January 30.

    Kelly was being held at the Santa Cruz County jail on $1 million bond, but he posted bail and was released from custody on Wednesday.

    According to reports, Gabriel Cuen-Butimea has a history of illegally crossing into the United States and multiple deportations.

    Authorities found a Mexican voter registration card on the decedent.

    According to the defense lawyers, Mr. Kelly fired warning shots after he saw a group of men dressed in camouflaged clothing point an AK-47 right at him.

    George Alan Kelly was careful to shoot above their heads, the lawyers said.

    The rancher later discovered the deceased man after he went to check on his horse.

    A former Border Patrol chief on Friday told NewsNation that the illegal alien shot dead by George Kelly was likely a drug smuggler or a scout for the cartel based on what was found on his body.

    The deceased migrant had a radio and was wearing tactical boots which led former Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott to believe he was working for the cartel as a ‘front-man.’

    Everything that I have seen, my professional experience would tell me that that guy was either a scout or an actual guide for a group,” Rodney Scott told NewsNation.

    “With the radio — much more likely he was probably scouting out in advance, or the front-man if you will, but that type of activity and behavior doesn’t take place out there unless it’s part of the cartel,” he said.

    George Kelly also had a reputation for firing at illegal alien smugglers on his property because his Kino Springs ranch sits on a major narcotics route.

    George Kelly’s first-degree murder charge was downgraded to second-degree murder during an evidentiary hearing in court on Friday.

    “That’s a significant change in the charge,” Judge Emilio Velasquez said. “Second-degree murder is, frankly, a more complicated theory of the case for both the state and the defense.”

    Kelly’s attorney entered a ‘not guilty’ plea during the hearing on Friday.

  30. House Republicans are launching an investigation into Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s response to the train derailment disaster in East Palestine, Ohio.
    The Committee on Oversight and Accountability sent a letter to Buttigieg on Friday detailing their concerns and demanding an explanation for the Department of Transportation’s “leadership’s apathy in the face of this emergency.”

    “The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating the ongoing crisis that began on February 3, 2023, in East Palestine, Ohio,” the letter began. “A Norfolk Southern freight train’s derailment and the ensuing response released highly toxic chemical materials into the air, water, and soil—forcing residents of East Palestine to evacuate.”

    Buttigieg did not visit East Palestine until 20 days after the derailment. Joe Biden has not announced any plans or intention to visit.

    “This incident is an environmental and public health emergency that now threatens Americans across state lines,” the letter continued. “Despite the U.S.

  31. UPDATE: Police Bodycam Footage Showing Arrest Of Florida Triple Murder Suspect Released – Accused Perpetrator Was Screaming Like A Baby While Being Handcuffed (VIDEO)
    By Cullen Linebarger Feb. 24, 2023 6:50 pm8 Comments

    Orlando, FL- The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released the police bodycam footage Thursday showing the arrest of triple-murder suspect Keith Moses, who was detained Wednesday for killing three people and injuring two others.

    The Gateway Pundit’s Kristinn Taylor previously broke the news on Moses’s arrest.

    KSAT 12 News reported the deceased victims are 38-year-old Nathacha Augustin, 9-year-old T’yonna Major and Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons. The two victims wounded in the shooting are the mother of the 9-year-old girl and news photographer Jesse Walden.

    The entire incident took place at the crime-ridden Pine Hill neighborhood, which is known by residents there as “Crime Hills.” A local news team, Spectrum News 13, was there covering a deadly shooting in the area.

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. -( Former President Donald Trump vows to institute concealed carry reciprocity if the American public chooses him to be the next President of the United States.

    “I will protect the right of self-defense everywhere it is under siege, and I will sign concealed carry reciprocity,” President Trump said. “Your Second Amendment does not end at the state line.”

    Trump made the statement in a video address released on Rumble. The ex-President is making a run for the White House after losing in the highly contested 2020 Presidential elections. He seems to be trying to appeal to gun owners after losing some support after the Trump-era bump stock ban. The former President faces a tough race against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to announce his candidacy any time now. Governor DeSantis is also courting gun owners by vowing to sign “Constitutional Carry” in the Sunshine State.

  33. Tempe Police Interim Chief Josie Montenegro, Phoenix DEA Special Agent in Charge Cheri Oz, and questionably elected Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes held a joint press conference Thursday to discuss the massive narcotic seizures in the Phoenix area, including over four and a half million fentanyl pills and over 140 pounds of fentanyl powder.

    These dangerous drugs primarily come from criminal illegal drug traffickers with the Sinaloa Cartel, says Cheri Oz.

    It is unclear how many narcotics were seized in 2023 to date. “These seizures have occurred over a period of time of just over three years, and the investigations stem from the city of Tempe. The majority of our seizures have occurred locally. But, all the seizures that you do see have occurred within the state of Arizona,” said Interim Chief Josie Montenegro.

    Montenegro continued, “the sample you see here today is staggering. There are over four and a half million fentanyl pills, over 140 pounds of fentanyl powder, over 135 kilos of cocaine, over 3000 pounds of methamphetamines, 35 kilos of heroin, 49 firearms, and over 2 million in cash

  34. What’s Going On? Massive Fires Break Out at Three Mexico State-Owned Oil Facilities Including One in Texas Within 24 Hours (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft Feb. 24, 2023 9:25 pm140 Comments

    In just one day, massive fires broke out at three different facilities in Mexico and one in the United States that are controlled by the state-owned Mexican oil company, Pemex.

    On Thursday, three separate fires broke out at Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) facilities, resulting in two workers’ death, at least eight people were injured, and several others missing, Bloomberg reported.

    This resulted in increased scrutiny of the safety record of the Mexican state oil firm in advance of its earnings call on Monday.

    The fires broke out at the Pemex crude oil storage facility in Veracruz, Mexico, in Maya unit (285,000-barrel-a-day) Minatitlan refinery in Veracruz, and in Deer Creek, Texas.


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