Reader’s Links for May 5th, 2023

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74 Replies to “Reader’s Links for May 5th, 2023”

  1. I’ve just had a lesson on tolerance. I’m chastened. Caroline Glick – solid gold, emphatically right-wing – invited Natan Sharansky to her show last week, just before Israel Memorial Day.

    I’ve been totally enraged by his anti-Bibi left turn. Given up on leaders of the American Jewish establishment who seem like the court Jews who failed their people in the 1930s and 1940s. As for Israelis like Pres. Herzog, I’ve seen them all as Demonrat mouthpieces, beholden to the Kenyan POTUS.

    But blanket rejection is wrong. Maybe I’m seduced – again – by Mr. Sharansky’s golden beak juice. Uncle Sashenka was released from gulag after 14 years and given permission to emigrate with Mr. Sharansky, who had served 9 years.

    He’s no communist, he’s no phony. I disagree with him on many critical issues, but he’s one leftist coming from a place of righteousness. There may be others.

  2. Dinesh D’Souza: Here’s The Free Speech Case The Biden Administration Wants America To Ignore

  3. “They Are Lying To You!” – Peter Navarro SLAMS Fox For Trying To Destroy Tucker Carlson

  4. The American College of Pediatricians scored a major victory last month when a federal judge ruled in its favor and halted the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone, a drug used in chemical abortions.

    Just weeks later, the organization endured a cyberattack carried out by hackers intending to cause major damage. As if that wasn’t enough, news of the hack was then leaked to a hostile journalist in a fleeting attempt to damage the organization’s reputation.

    Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, pro-life institutions and individuals have faced sustained attacks. The militant group Jane’s Revenge vandalized pregnancy resource centers, the FBI arrested pro-life father Mark Houck in Pennsylvania, and a deranged pro-abortion man plotted an assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

    These unrelenting attacks show no sign of abating. Look no further than the latest assault on the American College of Pediatricians, also known as ACPeds.

    • Welcome to the world where real Communists and Fascists have power. We are in war of survival, we either win the war or freedom dies for many decades and possibly many centuries.

  5. The White House dismisses the new revelation from a government whistleblower implicating President Joe Biden in a bribery scheme, calling the accusation no different than other investigations of the president’s family “going on five years.”

    But this allegation is quite different, noted one member of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.

    “This is the first time there has been a direct link to President Biden and influence peddling,” Rep. Russell Fry, R-S.C., told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

    The Daily Signal collected the views of Fry and six other House Republicans who sit on the Oversight and Accountability Committee.

  6. In October of 2020 – just days before the presidential election – 51 former intelligence officials signed and published a letter that baselessly decried the contents of Hunter’s ‘laptop from hell’ had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

    This was a lie. They all knew it was a lie.

    Former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper will now be forced to testify before the House Weaponization subcommittee about the statement they signed in 2020 discrediting the Hunter Biden laptop as Russian propaganda.

    Just the News founder John Solomon on Thursday evening obtained an email showing former CIA Director Mike Morell, the guy who organized the ‘spies who lie’ letter, pleading with Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan to sign his name to the letter.

  7. A scandal-ridden prosecutor backed by billionaire George Soros announced she is resigning as the Missouri attorney general moved to have her forcibly removed from her office.

    St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, the city’s top prosecutor, confirmed her resignation in a letter just days after she defiantly declared “I ain’t leaving.”

    Both Republicans and Democrats across Missouri have demanded her resignation for years, accusing her office of dysfunction and mishandling cases.

    Her resignation is effective June 1.

    Earlier this year, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey had filed a petition quo warranto to forcibly remove Gardner from her office over repeated instances where her office allegedly failed to enforce the law.

  8. New York becomes the first state to ban natural gas stoves and furnaces in most new buildings

    New York becomes the first state to ban gas stoves in new residential building construction

    The gas industry is losing its most valuable customer: Blue states
    New York just passed the first statewide law to ban gas in new buildings. Others could follow.

    New York becomes first US state to ban gas in new buildings

    New York set to ban gas furnaces, stoves in new buildings
    “We’re going to be the first state in the nation to advance zero-emissions new homes and buildings,” Hochul said.

  9. 2:13 I wonder if Canadian speech laws extend to non-humans? In this country it should not surprise. Here is a brilliant sub-human verbalizing her disdain for the cage representing Dear Leader’s Bill C-11 restrictions on expression and free speech. Warning: fowl language and happy Friday:

    • King upChuck.
      Who said he like to come back after his death as a pair of Camilla’s trousers – or a tampon.

  10. europravda – ‘If we don’t support Ukraine, Ukraine will fall in a matter of days,’ says Josep Borrell

  11. “Muckraker and Michael Yon discuss the CCP, weaponized migration, famine, war, and more” Muckraker – May 4, 2023

  12. NBC – CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is stepping down from agency

    Walensky took over as director of the agency at the beginning of Biden’s term in January 2021 as the administration began to roll out vaccines for Covid-19.

    WASHINGTON — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who has played a vital role in the administration’s pandemic response over the past two years, is leaving as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a job she held since President Joe Biden came into office in Jan. 2021.

    Her departure was confirmed on Friday by the White House in a statement from Biden that said Walensky “has saved lives with her steadfast and unwavering focus on the health of every American.”

    “As Director of the CDC, she led a complex organization on the frontlines of a once-in-a-generation pandemic with honesty and integrity. She marshalled our finest scientists and public health experts to turn the tide on the urgent crises we’ve faced,” Biden said.

    The president continued, “Dr. Walensky leaves CDC a stronger institution, better positioned to confront health threats and protect Americans. We have all benefited from her service and dedication to public health, and I wish her the best in her next chapter.”

    The statement didn’t identify why Walensky was leaving the agency, which is based in Atlanta. Her departure comes a few days after a 39-year-old CDC employee, Amy St. Pierre, was shot and killed in the shooting in midtown Atlanta on Wednesday

  13. twitter @shellenberger

    Imagine you lived in a society where you could be jailed for what you said — or simply believed.

    That’s where the West appears to be headed.

    What are you willing to do to prevent that terrifying possibility from becoming a reality?

    + 2 min 11 video


    Yesterday we exposed the existence of a secretive and coordinated push by governments across the Western world for censorship.

    We are still investigating what precisely is behind the simultaneous crackdowns in the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Brazil, but they appear to stem from the backlash last year of President Joe Biden’s proposed “Disinformation Governance Board, which forced censorship efforts abroad.

    The most dangerous of them is in the EU. If Europeans allow the EU to censor Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms, the censorship may become worldwide.

    The response to our reporting was overwhelming. We heard from journalists, attorneys, and ordinary citizens in the affected nations who want to join our pro-free speech resistance movement. Many had no idea what their governments were doing. Others, such as Ben Scallon of Gript Media in Ireland, had documented government censorship efforts on covid that were eerily similar to the censorship efforts revealed by the Twitter and Facebook Files.

    In response, Public is creating two new networks, Journalists for Freedom and Attorneys for Freedom, which will be global in nature and whose mission will be to document and stop these attacks on our freedom. Email Gaby Haigh to join.

    We can’t do this alone. We are only a small group of people and lack the funding and people to take this on. We have already teamed up with Matt Taibbi and Racket, which has been extraordinarily helpful to exposing the Censorship Industrial Complex. But it’s not enough.

    Think for a moment how much you prize living in a free society. Imagine you lived in a society where you could be arrested for what you said online — or at a dinner party. That’s where we’re headed.

    How much would you pay to prevent that kind of totalitarianism from emerging in the West? I suspect that you, like many of us, would sacrifice significantly to avoid living in the kind of repressive society that existed under fascism and Communism.

    If you have already subscribed, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Environmental Progress, which has created a regularly-updated website to put all of the reporting by Public, Racket, and the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, and others in a single place — and one that will increasingly “name and shame” the totalitarian censors who are trying to take away our freedoms.

    Here’s the problem: the censorship Renees aren’t giving up. Every day we are shocked to discover new episodes of censorship. Consider these incredible new findings, which we only discovered in the last 48 hours (plus the full video):

  14. Detroit Elections: Smoke and Mirrors (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft May. 5, 2023 8:30 am111 Comments

    We are all familiar with the script…

    A candidate is ahead, the good guy, the one who wanted the city audit, the one who’ll make a difference
    Television announcement: “The computer has broken down at the courthouse and official votes will no longer be forthcoming”
    When the computer comes back, your guy is behind again, and there he or she remains.
    Votescam (1992) by Jim and Ken Collier

    If you live in Michigan, this scenario immediately fosters visions of the City of Detroit. In Michigan, “the good guy” in statewide races always seems to be in the lead when people go to bed. When they wake up in the morning, they find out that the “bad guy” won…on the back of late votes cast in Detroit. Detroit always seems to be the last municipality to report their votes.

  15. J6 Political Prisoner Dominic Pezzola’s Attorney: Evidence Confirms J6 Was An Organized Government Plot — There Is NO EVIDENCE Of Conspiracy By Patriots
    By Alicia Powe May. 5, 2023 8:15 am633 Comments

    Defense attorney Roger Roots, representing J6 political prisoner Dominic Pezzolla, was on “pins and needles” during a call with The Gateway Pundit Thursday morning as jurors reached a partial verdict on the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy trial.

    Suspense suddenly morphed into shock, heartbreak and despair. An hour later, a full verdict was deliberated convicting Enrique Tarrio, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl and Ethan Nordean on three counts of conspiracy and every other felony leveled against them by the Department of Justice.

    “I mean look at Tarrio — Tarrio was not even in DC! Look at Pezolla, he had only been a Proud Boy for 30 days,” Roots lamented. “They convicted everyone on the breaking of the fence, including Tarrio — are you kidding me breaking the fence from 50 miles away?”

  16. Tayler Hansen: The “All Ages” Drag Show Epidemic Plaguing America
    By Jim Hoft May. 5, 2023 8:00 am620 Comments

    As a child, I remember hearing about the great things the future would hold for my generation, and the generations that would come after. Flying cars, advanced healthcare, Utopian like living conditions. Instead, we have full grown men sexualizing children, groups pushing to “destigmatize” pedophilia, and an entire generation of children being taught to hate themselves, their parents, and their country. Children are being groomed into sterilizing themselves by receiving what the machine calls “Gender Affirming Healthcare”. Which of course is referring to butchering children’s private parts which leaves them infertile, stuck on medications, prone to infections, and reliant on the very system that is responsible for

  17. WAYNE ROOT: Title 42 Ends in Days. Get Ready to Witness “The Fall of Saigon.”
    By Assistant Editor May. 5, 2023 10:37 am340 Comments

    By Wayne Allyn Root

    Our nation is in grave danger. If you thought the invasion of Ukraine was bad, wait until May 11th, when the full-scale invasion of America begins.

    As many as one million foreigners have amassed on our Southern Border, ready to invade the moment Title 42 ends on May 11th. Tens of millions more will soon follow.

    Our nation is under attack. Our nation is under invasion. Our nation and economy are in danger of collapse. Your family is in grave danger. America will never recover.

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    How did this happen? Why is there a virtual media blackout?

    If Russia or China were massing at our Southern border with one million troops ready to attack on May 11th, wouldn’t you be scared to death? Wouldn’t you expect the media to report on it?

    Well, we are being attacked by an army of a million foreigner invaders- made up of illegal aliens, criminals released from prisons all over the world, drug traffickers, terrorists and even thousands of Chinese military age males.

    Is anyone asking why Chinese military age males are here? How did military age males get out of compulsory military service in China? How did they get here? Who paid for this long expensive journey? Why would China pay for them to mass at our border? Are these spies? Is this a stealth Chinese invasion of America?

    May 11th is just days away. Yet no one seems too concerned. The media is covering it up like it’s a rigged election, or proof of corruption on Hunter Biden’s laptop.

    Here is the story of how and why Biden scammed the nation, the GOP and the Supreme Court.

    Title 42 was implemented by President Trump as part of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for Covid 19 under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). Title 42 gave border patrol agents the right to expel migrants trying to enter this country illegally. They had to go back to their home country, or wait in Mexico.

    This kept America safe. This kept you and your family safe. This kept our country from being overrun.

    But Biden wanted to lift Title 42 and wave the entire world in.

    The only thing standing in his way was the Supreme Court. They accepted the case. Republicans control the Supreme Court 6-3. They would have undoubtedly upheld the legality of Title 42. Biden’s plans to open the borders and wave the whole world in would have been halted.

    This is where the scam comes in.

    Biden is a typical socialist/Marxist/communist tyrant. Biden believes he has the right to control every aspect of our lives.

    He wants to silence all dissent. He sends FBI SWAT teams to arrest peaceful January 6th protestors. His Attorney General wanted to arrest parents at PTA meetings. He wants to arrest his political opponents (like President Trump). He wants to expand the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 justices so he can violate the Constitution anytime he wants. He tried to force vaccinate the entire US population. And trust me, he is dying to force lockdown all of us for either another pandemic, or a climate change lockdown.

    So, think about this question. Why would a tyrant who craves total control willingly give up his tyrannical emergency powers?

    That’s the scam.

    Tyrants never give up their emergency powers. But this time Biden did. Because by letting the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency expire on May 11th, it automatically ended Title 42. Which automatically killed the case in front of the Supreme Court. Which automatically allowed the invasion of America on May 11th.

    Trending: Mike Pence Tells Fox News Anchor “A Storm Is Coming One Week from Today” (VIDEO)

    And no one said a word about the scam Biden pulled. Not the GOP Congress. Not the RNC. Not the Supreme Court. Not one law enforcement official in America. Not the media. Total silence.

    D- Day is here. On Thursday May 11th America officially becomes a third world craphole. On that day, Biden will wave the whole world in. That day will start the process of making America foreign to Americans. You will never recognize this country again. And this enormous bill for tens of millions of foreign invaders will fall on you- the American taxpayer.

    All because we let a communist tyrant rig and steal the 2020 election, then proceed to methodically destroy the economy with the worst inflation in history, and open the borders with a world class scam.

    Why would anyone do this? Is anyone mentioning who benefits most from this insane decision? The Mexican Drug Cartels. Isn’t it clear that the same Biden Crime Family that took bribes from Ukraine and China has sold the country out to bloodthirsty drug traffickers?

    This is the worst corruption in the history of America. Biden and Democrats have sold out the country. This is dereliction of duty, failure to execute the laws of the United States, failure to protect American citizens from foreign invasion, violation of oath of office, bribery and extortion, mixed with treason.

    All hell breaks loose in a few days. And what are we doing about it? As far as I can tell, nothing.

    The scenes we are all about to witness will shock and horrify the nation. You won’t believe your eyes. You’re about to see mass chaos and anarchy on American soil.

    Do you remember what “The Fall of Saigon” looked like? We’re all about to experience it.

      • I just watched a little and found one major lie. We didn’t lose that war. The Communist organized and funded war protests scared the politicians so much they seized defeat from the jaws of victory and surrendered. We pulled out and promised to supply the South with munitions. They were winning the war until Nixon was forced out and the Dems seized control of Congress. They stopped supplying munitions to the South and they started losing. Even so it took more Men, more Tanks, more Planes and more time for the North to take the South then it took for the Germans to take France in WWII. After the Communist victory millions were put into re eduction camps, over a million drowned trying to reach the Philippines. The Kamer Rouge murdered one quarter of their population and the MSM did what they do best. They lied about the war, what the US Army did. The lies they told will live for a long time and the soldiers of my generation will always remember we fought for freedom and were lied about, spit on and called baby killers. ANY VIDEO THAT DOESN’T REPORT THAT IS CONTINUING THE COMMUNIST LIES DESIGNED TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR FREEDOM TO SURVIVE.

        • And Jane Fonda, the traitor was allowed to carry on, just like she is today.

          Remember John Kerry throwing away his medals- he is a disgraceful coward, and look at him today, another WEF puppet.

    • One day after the Big Date of May 9, Russia VE Day. That’s something Prez Z hopes to spoil. The drone “attack” display against the Kremlin was an opener.

      Lots of distractions for the crooked media.

      • This war both sides are lying in the press. This will make people distrust the press and the Government and make our fight for freedom easier.

  18. Wagner chief rages at Russia’s generals and threatens Bakhmut pullout
    In extraordinary video tirade, Yevgeny Prigozhin attacks defence minister and chief of armed forces

    The leader of the Wagner mercenary group has brought escalating tensions with the Kremlin military leadership dramatically into the open after he recorded an expletive-ridden video in a field littered with corpses and blamed Russia’s top defence chiefs for the losses.

    “These are Wagner lads who died today. The blood is still fresh,” Yevgeny Prigozhin says in the extraordinary clip, pointing to roughly three-dozen bodies that he says are those of the Wagner fighters. “They came here as volunteers and are dying so you can sit like fat cats in your luxury offices.”

    In a separate message on Friday morning, Prigozhin said Wagner troops would leave the besieged eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut next week over what he said was the lack of ammunition for his troops.

    In the two-minute first clip, Prigozhin, known as “Putin’s chef” because his catering business hosted dinners attended by the Russian president, screams as he calls out the Russian defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, and the chief of the Russian armed forces, Gen Valery Gerasimov over military supplies.

    (Richard: From all indications Russia is reverting to a feudal society with each Prince/Noble Oligarch having their own contingent of Household Troops. Yevgeny Prigozhin friend of Putin and leader of the Wagner Group is a prime example the new Nobility in Russia. His threat to withdraw his men is a good example why Private Armies and mercenaries are poor ways to protect your country.)

    • He may be playing appear weak when you’re strong, or trying to embarrass the odious MoD Shoigu. Too bad Shoigu is a close personal friend of Putin, MoD who’s never been a soldier and gets the really brilliant Gerasimov in the shade.

      • The following article is gossip and wishful thinking. But Putin’s relationship with the incompetent Shoigu – who’s a pagan and NOT an ethnic Russian – is complicated. Shoigu is a major liability: roundly despised as a Rasputin-analogue.

        Proekt: Putin is constantly accompanied by a doctor specializing in thyroid cancer

        …[I]in the mid-noughties, with the help of Sergei Shoigu, Putin became addicted to antler baths. Antlers are horns of Altai deer, which are believed to possess healing properties according to folk medicine.

        Shoigu, then head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, brought the president to Altai and convinced him of the benefits of the procedure, after which the president visited Altai several more times.…”

        Russians are into kookie natural cures because they had almost no access to modern treatments in the Soviet era. Much of the time the placebo effect does its thing, but the average lifespan compared with the West tells a more accurate story.

        I have friends who lost body parts for want of antibiotics, others lost relatives to colon cancer because “homemade” colonoscopes malfunctioned.

        One friend was in the hospital for two months, refusing drastic lung surgery. Through personal connections she got access to an antibiotic from France. She recovered in *three days*, though that lung remains scarred.

    • A difference here.

      Russia uses private mercenaries to minimize losses of Russians. Wagner is 25% topnotch professionals who’ve fought all over the world, 75% riffraff. The latter are write-offs anyway, many long prison sentences that are in death sentences.

      There are also Chechen mercenaries who fight in separate contingents on both sides. Again, their casualties aren’t counted as Russian lives.

      The French Foreign Legion used to have the same profile as Wagner. Do today’s French mercenaries fighting for the Kiev regime measure up? We’ll see.

      Lotsa outsiders serving Kiev for fun and fortune. Some are simply sheep-dipped Nato. Some are true believers – Poles, Belorussians from the western region (essentially Poland), Georgians defying their own govt, anti-Russia Russians, some US soldiers of fortune, and LOTSA, LOTSA Canadians.

      Canada has the largest population of the Ukrainian diaspora. Many nazis escaped accountability after the war, with our help.

      Like the families of Marcus Kolga, Chrystia Freeland, et al.

      Also see “Operation Paperclip”:

      • Mercs units of trash can perform battlefield miracles if the have harsh enough discipline. The Legion of old made the men more afraid of the NCOs then the enemy. They were also to scared to mutiny or frag the NCOs and officers.

        Your description of the Wagner Group reminds me of The Ever Victorious Army in China. Ward recuroted anyone and everyone and let combat sort the skilled from the liars. By the time Ward was wounded and Chinese Gordon took command he had a very effective army. In less then a year he destroyed a rebellion the Chinese Army hadn’t been able to put down over 10 years of fighting.

  19. Most Americans support anti-trans policies favored by GOP, poll shows
    Laura Meckler, Scott Clement – 9h ago

    Clear majorities of Americans support restrictions affecting transgender children, a Washington Post-KFF poll finds, offering political jet fuel for Republicans in statehouses and Congress who are pushing measures restricting curriculum, sports participation and medical care.

    Most Americans don’t believe it’s even possible to be a gender that differs from that assigned at birth. A 57 percent majority of adults said a person’s gender is determined from the start, with 43 percent saying it can differ.

    And some Americans have become more conservative on these questions as Republicans have seized the issue and worked to promote new

  20. Canada gives green light to gene-edited crops

    Canada has approved the use of gene-editing technology to grow crops for commercial use, just months after similar regulation was passed in England.

    Agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced that Canada will officially move ahead with legislation to allow the cultivation of gene-edited crops in the country.

    Ms Bibeau said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will officially update Part 5 of the Seed Regulations to provide clear direction for plant breeders so that Canadian farmers can access new, gene-edited seed varieties.

    She added that the introduction of gene-edited crops will help farmers respond to the challenges of climate change and “enhance sustainable food production” to help feed a growing world population.

    The Canadian Federation of Agriculture said it supported the release of CFIA’s new guidance on plant breeding innovation.

    “This will ultimately help Canadian farmers access new plant varieties that are more resilient to pests and extreme weather events and support our food security and sustainability objectives,” said Keith Currie, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.

    Meanwhile, Ms Bibeau said the Canadian government will support a review of Canada’s organic standards and invest to protect the integrity of organic seed certification.

    The UK, US, Japan, Australia, Argentina and Brazil have clarified the pathway for gene-edited products. New Zealand and the European Union are in the process of doing so.


    Pentagon-Funded Censorship Firm Graphika Began Monitoring Covid “Disinfo” On Dec. 16, 2019 – Two Weeks Before WHO Knew Covid Existed – Foundation For Freedom Online—exposes ?
    @DeptofDefense role in false narrative

    Pentagon-Funded Censorship Firm Graphika Began Monitoring Covid “Disinfo” On Dec. 16, 2019 – Two Weeks Before WHO Knew Covid Existed

    April 25 2023, by Mike Benz


    Graphika, a company that monitors online communities for government agencies, began collecting data on social media users sharing “disinformation” about Covid-19 two weeks before the World Health Organization even knew of an outbreak.

    The private firm, which has received millions in Pentagon grants and contracts, targeted “US right-wing” communities as the top disinfo threat, right at Covid’s outset.

    Graphika is staffed by former DOD, CIA and NSA officials, and played a key role in censoring the pandemic via the Virality Project, partnered with the federal government.

  22. The article shifts blame from Democrats to Republicans on some almost-tied votes. It also floats an idea on who will replace Sen Feinstein:
    And contrary to what Jacob Savage thinks, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s pledge to replace Feinstein with a Black woman if she were to resign does not mean activists were pressuring him to choose someone who isn’t Jewish.

  23. Sky Fills With Black Smoke After Reported Explosion and Fire at Industrial Park Near Houston
    By Margaret Flavin May. 5, 2023 5:05 pm102 Comments

    On Friday, smoke engulfed an olefins unit at Shell Plc’s Deer Park, a Texas chemical plant near Houston.

    According to Fox26 in Houston, “An Environmental Duty Representative at Shell Deer Park shared this statement: ‘We are currently experiencing fire within one of our units. The incident is being handled within the boundaries of this facility and there is no threat to the community from this incident. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.’”

    Deer Park ISD shared, “The District has received reports of a fire at a facility north of State Highway 225. Emergency officials have not called for a Shelter in Place because the wind is blowing away from the City of Deer Park and our schools. At this point, the incident is not affecting school dismissal, which is taking place according to the regular schedule. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

    This story is developing.

  24. J6 Political Prisoner Dominic Pezzola’s Attorney: Evidence Confirms J6 Was An Organized Government Plot — There Is NO EVIDENCE Of Conspiracy By Patriots
    By Alicia Powe May. 5, 2023 8:15 am970 Comments

    Defense attorney Roger Roots, representing J6 political prisoner Dominic Pezzolla, was on “pins and needles” during a call with The Gateway Pundit Thursday morning as jurors reached a partial verdict on the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy trial.

    Suspense suddenly morphed into shock, heartbreak and despair. An hour later, a full verdict was deliberated convicting Enrique Tarrio, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl and Ethan Nordean on three counts of conspiracy and every other felony leveled against them by the Department of Justice.

    “I mean look at Tarrio — Tarrio was not even in DC! Look at Pezolla, he had only been a Proud Boy for 30 days,” Roots lamented. “They convicted everyone on the breaking of the fence, including Tarrio — are you kidding me breaking the fence from 50 miles away?”

    “I can’t believe it. We fought for four months. We lived it 24/7. We are all, everyone, is depressed.”

    Initially after closing arguments, the defendants were hopeful at least one of the Joe Biden-supporting jurors would rationally conclude the government’s narrative surrounding their alleged ploy to “violently overthrow the federal government” is an elaborate fabrication and hoax.

    But with a jury comprised of ardent left-wing activists, a judge that incessantly demonstrated partiality to the government, fear of government intimidation and the weight of the DOJ’s unlimited resources combined with the corporate press running an all-encompassing hit job on the “white supremacist” Proud Boys for years on end, the case was doomed from the start.

    Presiding Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed magistrate whose wife works for Democrat DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, modified the definition of “seditious conspiracy” from how the crime was previously used in the Oath Keepers, lowering the standard as to what misconduct qualifies as sedition.

    “My understanding is that what now amounts to seditious conspiracy is so relaxed. They are charged with three conspiracies,” Roots explained. “Count one is a seditious conspiracy; count two is a seditious conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; count three is obstructing an official proceeding without a conspiracy. Count four is conspiracy to commit civil disorder.

    “So, there are three separate conspiracies and the judge is basically instructing the jury that the same evidence could apply to all three — they could use the same exact evidence and convict on all three [counts].”

    During the protest, infantry Marine Corp. veteran Dominic Pezzolla, the only defendant found not guilty of the conspiracy charges, was pulled to the ground on his back for several minutes as he stood in the massive crowd surrounding the Capitol building. He then grabbed a police shield he found vacant on the ground for protection as law enforcement officials shot “sting balls” at people’s faces on an incline while standing on the Capitol steps. Pezzola then broke a window before entering the building, smoked a cigar and exited the premises. Pezzola joined the Proud Boys 30 days prior to January 6 and never met or had any communication with Tarrio, Biggs, Nordean or Rehl until they met at trial.

    Tarrio, the Proud Boys’ national leader, was arrested on January 4 after burning a Black Lives Matter flag and was not in the District of Columbia during the protest that escalated into the infamous riot. Biggs, Nordean and Rehl gathered at the Washington Monument, and stopped at the food trucks before marching to the Capitol Building. They entered the building for mere minutes and never committed an act of violence.

    All text and online communications exchanged amongst the defendants on January 6, which were exhibited during discovery, confirm they primarily conspired to return to their hotel rooms, attend a concert and safely return home to their young children following the protest.

    But the natural inclination of many good men, particularly veterans trained to serve and protect during combat, was to stop the police from beating and killing innocent people.

    “There were some people who ran away. Everyone was in a state of shock. Some of them had military training — look at Pezolla. Pezzola was trained infantry for the US Marines. They are trained to not retreat.”

    While the government embedded the Proud Boys with Confidential Human Sources for months and years leading up to January 6, markedly, the undercover federal agents failed to mitigate the conspired so-called “insurrection.”

    The government failed to present any substantial evidence of a premeditated plan contrived by any member of the Proud Boys throughout the 51-day trial. Even the government’s witnesses who pled guilty to seditious conspiracy insisted under oath and when “squeezed” by the FBI during interrogation repeatedly pled that “there was no plan.”

    “There is no evidence of a seditious plot of any kind,” Roots declared. “You would think that there would be some whistleblower that would come forward but the whistleblowers they have, like Bertino — their whistleblowers have nothing. So, they squeeze Bertino and Greene, they squeeze these poor guys, Bertino was not there. I can’t think of a single crime that Greene committed but yet they squeezed him. He was forced to plead guilty to crimes he didn’t commit just to stay out of jail.

    “The evidence that the government put on is a bunch of Tweets and Telegram chats about things leading up to J6 that were completely taken out of context. The vast majority of Telegram chats that are violent talk were about preparing for Antifa on the street. Half of it is just joking around and its all about Antifa and street fighting and things that have nothing to do with the US Capitol.”

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    Asked why some police officers held doors open permitting demonstrators entry into the Capitol Building, while others appear to have been given shoot-to-kill orders as they tear-gassed, beat, and shot sting balls and flash grenades at the crowd, Roots warned there is a smoking gun of “fedsurrection.”

    “Let’s face it there were legitimate Trump supporters who misbehaved. It certainly was not well orchestrated by anyone. There is no evidence of a well-organized conspiracy or plotting by the patriots, no evidence at all,” he emphasized. “You can look through a fedsurrection — there’s evidence that there was an organized government plot — there’s enough evidence there.”

    Judges in tandem with the government are also obfuscating discovery surrounding the murder of 5 unarmed protesters that were murdered cold blood in broad daylight on J6, evidence that would justify the need for self-defense and exercise of the Second Amendment. Several J6 defendants witnessed Roseanne Boyland getting killed or another trying to save an elderly woman from getting beat by police and intervened because their primal instincts kicked in to save a life.

    “What happens in these trials is everything is compartmentalized,” Roots said. “One defendant or five defendants tries to present evidence about people being killed that day and the government objects, “Irrelevant” [and the judge sustains.] They say the murders are only relevant if it affected the defendant’s state of mind and, ‘Of course, that’s pretty rare in itself — where can you find someone that can say his state of mind is affected by a dead person?’

    Several J6 defendants maintain their assault charges stem from their attempt to rescue Roseanne Boyland while she was getting beat to death by Capitol Police Officer Lila Morris, who was awarded for heroism after the murder.

    In decorated Army Veteran Christopher Alberts’s case, Judge Harvey, G. Michae refused to allow Alberts to testify about witnessing the cops kill Benjamin Phillips that day or the police pushing a man off a thirty-foot cliff.

    “It happened in Chris Alberts’ case. [Attorney] John Pierce and I tried the Chris Alberts trial and the government objected every time we tried to point out what Chris Alberts saw with his own eyes,” Roots said. “Benjamin Phillips who was killed was involved in trying to clear the crowd and yet the government stopped all evidence from coming in about that.

    “Also, Alberts was on the stairs and saw the government push some guy right off the side, Varga, they pushed him right off. From Alberts’ perspective, it looked like he was being pushed to his death because it was about a 30-foot drop and he did not see the landing. All he saw were cops pushing the guy. That affected his state of mind — you can’t say it didn’t. But every single time Chris Albersts tried to put on that evidence the government would object saying it was irrelevant.”

    Conviction of the Proud Boys on the bogus charges that could send them to maximum security in a federal penitentiary for decades is another notch in the belt for the enemies of America and advances the deep state’s relentless effort to bury President Donald Trump, Roots concluded.

    “The Gateway Pundit has the most honest journalists covering J6, honestly,” he said. “The mainstream commentary and all the elite branches of government claim was J6 is a huge insurrectionist moment. This is the trial where they have fingers pointed at the people they claim were “the masterminds” of this so-called insurrection and we know the evidence does not substantiate that, at all.

    “The guilty verdict will be trumpeted by the mainstream press and it will be used to set the stage that ‘Trump was behind it’ and there was this big ‘conspiracy.’ When in fact, the evidence is very clear that it was a shit show, it was absolute — it was chaos, total chaos. There were undercovers from different agencies, some probably didn’t even know the existence of the others and there was Antifa there. I can’t believe the jurors were so interested — why would they sit through four months just to convict? It’s just sad.”

    YOU CAN WRITE THE PROUD BOYS RIGHT NOW! DOWNLOAD THE SECURUS APP from the App Store on your phone to send these brave patriots prayers and let them know that they are not forgotten.

    You can also access Securus from a computer browser.

    See instructions below:

    Securus Mobile is a smartphone app that can be used to communicate directly with inmates who are currently incarcerated at various State Facilities throughout the US, as well as deposit funds directly into their Telecom account (these funds can be used to communicate with their families, make telephone calls, watch movies, etc. They cannot be used to purchase commissary.). This tutorial will guide you through how to download, setup, and use the Securus Mobile app to communicate with these inmates.

    Go to your phone’s App Store (Google Playstore for Androids or the APP Store for Apple) and search for “Securus Mobile” app. The icon of the app will be Blue with “SECURUS” in the middle.
    Download and Install the App to your phone.
    Open the Application. You will be presented with the options of either Logging In, or Creating a New Account. Click the “Create Account” link.
    You will be taken to a screen where you will need to enter and confirm your email address, enter a password, and accept the “Terms and Conditions”.
    Next you will need to Select 3 different security questions, and provide the answers. This will be used to verify your account if there are ever any issues, so it is very important to remember the answers you provide here.
    Next you will need to provide the following information:
    First Name
    Last Name
    Phone Number
    Zip Code
    4-Digit PASSCODE (like a PIN)
    Submit this information and your account should be successfully created. If for some reason it is not, please follow the instructions given. (You may have to click on a link in an email sent to your email address to verify your email address.)

  25. San Bernardino County pays $1.1M ransom after cyberattack disrupts Sheriff’s Department systems
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    Friday, May 5, 2023 3:57PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) — San Bernardino County paid a $1.1 million ransom to hackers who infiltrated the Sheriff’s Department computers, officials acknowledged Friday.

    Last month, the department admitted a hack encrypted many of its files, disrupting systems and blocking access to data.

    County officials told ABC News on Friday that the county carries insurance for such attacks and its share of the ransom came out to just over $511,000.

    After negotiating with the hackers, the insurance company and county agreed to pay to restore the system to its full functionality and secure data.

    “The decision whether to render payment was the subject of careful consideration,” the county said.

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