What Could Go Wrong? Biden’s Handlers Allow Members of a Foreign Terrorist Organization from Iran to Enter the U.S.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/06/25/what-could-go-wrong-bidens-handlers-allow-members-of-a-foreign-terrorist-organization-to-enter-the-u-s-n1607989;

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Fifty people on the terror watch list have been apprehended at the Southern border so far this year, and there is no telling how many got across without being caught. And now Old Joe Biden’s handlers have opened up a new way for terrorists to get into the United States: Iran International English reported late Friday that “the Biden admin has decided to lift a controversial ban on the entry into US of Iranian men who’d been conscripted into IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, as part of their compulsory military service, as they don’t ‘pose a national security or public safety risk.’” The IRGC is Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which the Trump administration designated a terrorist organization in 2019. In their avidity to roll back every last thing that Trump did, Biden’s handlers are once again actively endangering Americans.

This decision to allow certain IRGC members into the country is a compromise move designed to get the Iran nuclear deal negotiations moving again. Those negotiations were galloping forward, with the Biden team bent on appeasement and the Iranians getting all they wanted and then some. But then the Iranians, dizzy with success, got a little greedy and demanded that as a condition of the deal, the United States remove the Foreign Terrorist Organization designation from the IRGC. In a stunning and inexplicable development after an unbroken record of appeasement, the Biden team balked, and the negotiations stalled. Now, the United States is trying to get them going by allowing low-level IRGC members into the country while maintaining the terrorist designation.

This is, unsurprisingly, unwise. The IRGC was designated a terrorist organization with good reason. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid issued a joint statement on March 18, declaring that the IRGC is “a terrorist organization that has murdered thousands of people, including Americans. We refuse to believe that the United States would remove its designation as a terrorist organization.” You refuse to believe that the United States would do such a thing? Gentlemen, Joe Biden is in the Oval Office.

Lapid and Bennett also noted that the IRGC “directs and instructs Hezbollah in Lebanon, Islamic Jihad in Gaza, the Houthis in Yemen and militias in Iraq, and that the body is responsible for attacks against American civilians and American forces throughout the Middle East, including in the past year.” They added, “They kill Jews because they are Jews, Christians because they are Christians, and Muslims because they refuse to surrender to them.”

Iran International added that “Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of State, in consultation with US Attorney General, concluded that the ban shall not apply with respect to an individual who provided insignificant or limited material support to an FTO (like IRGC) under routine social transactions.” So you see, all is well. Biden’s handlers are only allowing in IRGC members who were “conscripted” into the organization, and who didn’t help it all that much. So what could possibly go wrong?

Related: As Biden Pursues Nuke Deal, Iran Plots to Assassinate Top American Officials

Plenty. The fact that a man was forced into an organization doesn’t automatically mean that he dissents from its agenda and goals, and the fact that he provided it only “insignificant” support in the past is no indication of what he might do in the future. To prevent actual jihad terrorists from entering the country, American officials would have to question IRGC members closely and intelligently, with full awareness of the nature and activities of the IRGC itself, and a full and honest understanding of Islamic jihad in general, uninfluenced by political correctness and wokeness. How likely is it that American officials in the Biden administration, which doesn’t acknowledge that there is such a thing as Islamic jihad at all and insists that Islam is a religion of peace, will be capable of carrying out such questioning? About nil.

The hostility of the Iranian regime to the United States is abundantly established. Under this new arrangement, what would prevent the mullahs from sending IRGC terrorists into the country? They would, of course, be carefully vetted on the Iranian side, so as to ensure that they had been conscripted into the organization and had previously provided it with only “insignificant” support.

Those who assume that the mullahs would never do that because they want the nuclear deal are naïve. Back in 2015, as Obama’s original nuke deal was being concluded, 192 members of Iran’s 290-seat parliament declared, “The martyr-nurturing nation of Iran is not at all prepared to abandon the slogan of ‘Death to America’ under the pretext of a nuclear agreement.” This slogan, they said, had “turned into the symbol of the Islamic republic and all struggling nations.”

This aggressive stance has not changed. Just days ago, the IRGC resumed its Obama-era practice of harassing U.S. Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz. And now Biden’s manifest weakness will only invite more Iranian aggression.

ANTISEMITISM: Biden’s pick for ambassador to Brazil railed against ‘the Jewish factor, it’s money’

Antisemitism Uncovered video on the antisemitic trope of greed.

FROM: https://antisemitism.adl.org/greed/

Tell Pres. Biden to STOP the Nomination of Antisemite Elizabeth Frawley Bagley for Ambassador NOW!

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QUOTE FROM: https://zoa.org/2022/06/10445981-another-biden-hostile-to-jews-israel-nominee-elizabeth-bagleys-antisemitic-tropes-cause-senate-rejecting-her-as-u-s-ambassador-to-brazil/:

"U.S. embassies are required to serve Americans visiting or living in the host country without discrimination. Ms. Frawley’s remarks raise serious, disqualifying concerns about how she will treat Jewish Americans visiting or living in Brazil. Moreover, Brazil has a significant Jewish community of over 120,000 people, well-integrated into all aspects of Brazilian society. It would be deeply insulting and distressing to this community to send a U.S. Ambassador to Brazil who has Bagley’s history of using ugly antisemitic tropes."

WIKIPEDIA QUOTES:

"Elizabeth Frawley Bagley (born July 13, 1952) is an American diplomat, attorney, political activist and philanthropist who is the nominee to serve as the next United States Ambassador to Brazil in the Biden administration."

"Bagley is a major political donor and fundraiser who "over the years [has] raised millions of dollars for Democratic candidates.""

"She resides in Washington, D.C. She also owns a house in Nantucket."

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SEE: https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/the-jewish-factor-its-money-biden-ambassador-pick-under-fire-for-anti-semitic-tirade/amp/

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/bidens-pick-for-ambassador-to-brazil-railed-against-the-jewish-factor-its-money;

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Bagley will fit right in on Biden’s team of Leftist anti-Semites: Hady Amr, Robert Malley and so many others.

“‘The Jewish Factor, It’s Money’: Biden Ambassador Pick Under Fire for Anti-Semitic Tirade,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, June 22, 2022 5:45 pm

The Biden administration’s nominee to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Brazil spoke at length about the influence of Jewish money in politics, claiming the “Jewish lobby” exerts undue influence over the Democratic Party with its “major money.”

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, a longtime diplomat and Democratic Party insider, is scheduled on Thursday to have her nomination advanced to the full Senate by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But Bagley’s comments about Jewish money in politics—tropes long considered anti-Semitic in nature—are raising red flags among Democratic and Republican members of the committee, senior congressional sources told the Washington Free Beacon.

Bagley, in a 1998 interview, a full copy of which was obtained by the Free Beacon, bemoaned “the influence of the Jewish lobby because there is major money involved.” She went on to claim “the Democrats always tend to go with the Jewish constituency on Israel and say stupid things, like moving the capital to Jerusalem always comes up.” Support for these Israel-related issues are due to “the Jewish factor, it’s money.” The interview was conducted by a historian at the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training for an oral history project….

Bagley opened up about the “Jewish lobby” and its impact on Democratic Party politics in the 1998 interview. She was asked about “the Israeli influence” on the Clinton administration, where Bagley served as the ambassador to Portugal.

“There is always the influence of the Jewish lobby because there is major money involved,” Bagley said. “But, I don’t remember any major issues coming out on that, besides the usual ‘make Jerusalem the capital of Israel,’ which is always an issue in the campaign.”

Democrats, she said, “always tend to go with the Jewish constituency on Israel and say stupid things, like moving the capital to Jerusalem always comes up. Things that we shouldn’t even touch.”

“Jewish Democrats,” she continued, “were going to give their money to Clinton anyway and Jews are mostly Democrats on social issues.”

The “Jewish factor” is not about the raw number of electors who care about these issues, Bagley said, “it’s money.”

When questioned about these remarks during a May 18 confirmation hearing with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bagley claimed they were the result of a “free-flowing discussion” with the interviewer.

“The language you used in regard to the Jewish community, Israel’s influence on our election, and Jewish money have me concerned,” Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.) said during the hearing. “The choice of words was fit into the traditional tropes of anti-Semitism.”

“I regret that you would think that it was a problem,” Bagley told Cardin. “I certainly didn’t mean anything by it. It was a poor choice of words, but it was something that the interviewer had asked me, prompted by something about politics.”

Bagley added that she is “very sorry about that choice of words.”

Court Rules: Armed Self-Defense a Right NOT a Privilege Needing Permission

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BY ROGER KATZ

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2022/06/court-rules-armed-self-defense-is-a-right-not-a-privilege-needing-permission;

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New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Supreme Court Has Spoken on This and In the Clearest Language yet seen to date.

The long-awaited and highly anticipated Bruen case decision is out! It is better—much better—than we had anticipated.

Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the Opinion. Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett joined him. Justice Alito filed a concurring opinion. Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett also filed concurring opinions.

Justice Breyer, who filed an extensive dissenting opinion in Heller, filed a dissenting opinion in Bruen. The two other liberal wing Justices, Sotomayor and Kagan, joined him.

So that there would be no mistake, Justice Thomas provided, for the Nation, the Bruen Holding upfront in the first paragraph of the detailed majority opinion. He said,

“In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570 (2008), and McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U. S. 742 (2010), we recognized that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect the right of an ordinary, law-abiding citizen to possess a handgun in the home for self-defense. In this case, petitioners and respondents agree that ordinary, law-abiding citizens have a similar right to carry handguns publicly for their self-defense.”

“We too agree, and now hold, consistent with Heller and McDonald, that the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.”

How Important Is Bruen——

Bruen now joins, in the clearest language possible, the distinguished pantheon of seminal Second Amendment cases that, together, make categorically clear that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

It is much more concerning and disconcerting to the Nation’s Destructors than a High Court decision in the Dobbs abortion case—a leaked version of which created a furor among the Nation’s Neo-Marxist and Anarchist malcontents.

Bruen is at the apex of critically important High Court cases defending our Country as a free Constitutional Republic and establishing our people as Sole Sovereign over Government.

Unrestrained exercise of this Fundamental God-Given Right by the people goes to the heart of our Nation’s history, heritage, traditions, ethos, culture, and ethical and legal foundation.

The Nation’s enemies, both inside it and outside it, detest America’s armed citizenry. They hate the Nation’s freedoms and liberties. They disdain the Nation’s belief and faith in Divine Natural Law.

The Bruen decision won’t change the attitudes of the would-be killers of the one, true free Republic on the face of the Earth. The naysayers will become only more hardened, more entrenched. But, in that fact, even the most naïve of Americans must now come to know the danger that the treacherous creatures among us pose to the preservation of a free Republic and to the continued sovereignty of the American people, over their Government.

The abhorrence of this Nation’s Obstructors and Destructors toward our Armed Citizenry isn’t grounded on more than mere aesthetics or even on ethical concerns.

It is based on frustration, rage, and fear. After all, the Bill of Rights prevents America’s domestic and foreign enemies from taking control over the Nation and its people. And, at least one branch of our Government, the U.S. Supreme Court—it is now clear—is intent on defending, rather than denigrating and revoking, our most cherished and sacred Rights and Liberties, without which, a powerful Nation-State and a Sovereign People cannot continue to exist.

An armed citizenry of 100 million people or more can never be vanquished; the Republic can never be undone; the sovereignty of the American people can never be effectively usurped, and the will of the American people can never be undermined. Americans can now gain further encouragement from the fact that the Third Branch of Government has its back.

The fundamental Right of Armed Self-Defense is our Birthright. The Court’s Majority knows that and they asserted that now in no uncertain terms.

Armed Self-Defense As A Fundamental Right Cannot Be Rationally Denied

The fundamental right of Armed Self-Defense is subsumed in the more general natural law right of Self-Survival which is itself subsumed in the supernal Right of one’s Self-hood: The sanctity and inviolability of one’s immortal Soul, Spirit, and Psyche. It is Man’s greatest gift—an eternal gift—bestowed on and in Man by the Divine Creator. It is that gift which the Neo-Marxists and Neoliberal Globalists deny and abhor and therefore intend to destroy, but which they cannot touch as long as Americans remain armed—and armed to the hilt.

Yet, when speaking of this elemental, immutable, illimitable, and eternal natural law Right, the publishers, editors, reporters, and commentators of the seditious New York Times, cannot even bring themselves to mention the right of the people to keep and bear arms as a Right at all, whether fundamental and unalienable or not.

A Fundamental Right is Not to be Mistaken for Mere Privilege Contrary to What Malefactors and Imbeciles Maintain!

To the Disrupters and Destroyers of a free Republic, the Right of armed self-defense is nothing more than a privilege—a privilege that, from the Times’ perspective, too many Americans cherish and endorse and too many exercise.

In colorful language, The NYTimes explains its frustration, rage, and fear over armed self-defense—frustration, rage, and fear borne of Americans’ insistent adoration for its Bill of Rights, and especially for the fundamental right of armed self-defense.

A few weeks ago, the Times said this about “‘the privilege’ of the people to keep and bear arms”:

“Most Republicans in the Senate represent deeply conservative states where gun ownership is treated as a sacred privilege enshrined in the Constitution, a privilege not to be infringed upon no matter how much blood is spilled in classrooms and school hallways around the country.” ~ from an article in The New York Times, May 26, 2022, by Carl Hulse, Chief D.C. correspondent for the NYTimes.

This substitution of words here is no small thing. It isn’t a careless misuse of words. It isn’t a benign, innocuous, trivial slip-up.

It is no accident at all that the people at the Times would use the word, ‘privilege,’ in lieu of ‘right’ when referencing the language of the Second Amendment. Buts this word choice is one the author of the article, Carl Hulse, didn’t even come up with.

An attorney, Warren Freedman, an outspoken critic of the Second Amendment wrote a reference book titled, “The Privilege to Keep and Bear Arms: The Second Amendment and Its Interpretation,” in 1989, nineteen years before Heller; thirty-three years before the publication of the Times/Hulse article and the Bruen case decision.

A critique of the Freedman book, written by William Walker, appeared as a law review article published by the University of Michigan Law School, in 1990.

The writer of the afore-referenced NYTimes Article, Carl Hulse, must have known this. Yet he never credited Freedman; odd that!

The Framers of the Constitution, no less than, and probably a good deal more astute than Hulse, Freedman, and Walker, were meticulous in their choice of words when drafting the Constitution, especially when drafting the words to the Bill of Rights. Nowhere in the BOR does the term, ‘privilege,’ appear.

Yet the Destroyers of our Nation don’t deign to call gun possession a Basic Right—the most basic of Rights: one grounded on personal survival, be it from a predatory creature, predatory man, or predatory Government. Rather, they prefer to utilize the word, ‘privilege,’ in lieu of ‘right,’ to describe those who seek to exercise it.

Tacit in the word, ‘privilege,’ is the idea of something beneficial that some people obtain by dint of special birth, advantage, or by connection whether made or acquired—and that, by implication, most do not.

The words, ‘right’ and ‘privilege,’ are often conflated. And that is dangerous. For, once the public adopts language that the propagandists intentionally and diabolically propagate through the media, that verbiage becomes a viral meme. As a viral meme, the verbiage lodges in one’s mind. It infuses one’s speech. It suffuses and litters one’s thought processes, embedding itself inextricably in the public’s psyche, replicating itself a million-fold into every corner of one’s being and outward to every individual in the Country.

One must always be vigilant to avoid being misled by terminology utilized by nefarious forces to control one’s thought processes, one’s belief systems, and one’s actions.

Consider the subtle distinction between the two words in a common dictionary definition.

In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one sees——

“A privilege is a right or advantage gained by birth, social position, effort, or concession.”

Note, in that definition, the word, ‘right’ qua ‘privilege’ denotes a thing with parameters. The term ‘right,’ in the colloquial definition, clearly means something less than a ‘fundamental right.’

A “Right” qua “Fundamental God-Bestowed Right” is something beyond mere “Privilege.” It is a thing intrinsic to a person—derived from natural law and it has no limit or boundary. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy elaborates on this:

  • “To have a right is to have a ‘valid claim.’”
  • “‘In the strictest sense’ all rights are claims.”
  • “A right, in the most important sense, is the conjunction of a [privilege] and a claim-right.”
  • “All rights are essentially property rights.”
  • “Rights are themselves property, things we own.”

A critical distinction in meaning between ‘fundamental right’ and ‘privilege’ rests at the heart of Bruen, whether one knows this or not.

The Bruen case has more impact on the preservation of a free Constitutional Republic than many Americans can appreciate or that the legacy Press and Government will let on.

In its Brief supporting the writ for certiorari, filed on December 17, 2020, the Petitioners presented the issue thus:

“Whether the Second Amendment allows the government to prohibit ordinary law-abiding citizens from carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense.”

The issue as stated goes to the heart of the import of the Second Amendment. Do Americans have a fundamental, unalienable right to keep and bear arms, or not? Petitioners meant to bring that salient issue front and center for High Court review.

Heller ruled that a person has the inalienable right to keep and bear arms in defense of hearth and home. But the underlying basis for that ruling and the substructure of it is this—

The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an individual right. Bruen emphatically reasserts this.

This means, by logical implication, that the right doesn’t reside only within the confines of one’s home, stopping at the doorstep once one ventures outside his home. It exists everywhere. Bruen now, correctly interpreting the language of the Second Amendment, explicitly asserts this.

And the tacit implication of that pronouncement is this: the exercise of that right is grounded on natural law, and beyond the power of the State to meddle in it, i.e., the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is God-bestowed, and, therefore, Absolute. The Bruen Court has issued a warning to the First and Second Branches of Government and to the State Governments as well: Don’t meddle with the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms.

Roberts And the Liberal Wing Of The Court Had Hoped To Lessen The Impact Of An Expected Strong Ruling In Bruen By Reconfiguring The Issue, But, Fortunately, To No Avail.

To lessen the impact of a ruling expected to favor the Petitioners, the Roberts’ Court limited the issue on review to consideration of the Constitutionality of the NYPD’s procedures for issuing concealed handgun carry licenses. The High Court redrafted the issue on review to this:

“Whether the state of New York’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.”

Chief Justice Roberts and the liberal wing of the Court attempted, through reconfiguration, to chop the legs of Bruen off at the knee, to reduce the reviewable issue to one merely looking at the propriety of NYPD procedures for issuing concealed handgun carry licenses. The aim was to prevent the Court from reviewing the basic constitutionality of Government licensing of/meddling in the exercise of a fundamental, God-Given Right.

Justices Thomas and Alito would have none of that. They stuck by their guns.

The New York City Gun Transport case fiasco was in their mind.

Rather than be caught on the losing side of one of the most important case decisions in our Nation’s history, which would diminish his influence as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Roberts joined the Court’s majority, however, apparently reluctantly.

Chief Justice Roberts had to accept the majority’s holding and tacit reasoning that the God-Given right of armed self-defense is the most important Right that any human can exercise if he is to retain his sacred and inviolate Right of Selfhood and Free Will against the tyranny of Government.

Thus, despite the drastic whittling down of the Bruen issue for review, the arch concern we originally had, that concern is fortunately laid to rest.

The Bruen case holding isn’t lame and feeble. Justice Thomas and the Court’s majority responded to those lunatics that sought to intimidate them, in the furor made over Dobbs.

The U.S. Supreme Court, unlike the First Two Branches, is not, in its present arrangement will not be intimidated, and that frustrates the Biden Administration and the Democrat Party-Controlled Congress.

Unlike the first Two Branches of Government, the Third Branch is determined to do its duty to defend God, Constitution, the Country, and the Sovereign American People.

How will the Malcontents and Miscreants Respond to the Bruen Decision?

The High Court has thrown down the Gauntlet to the Obstructors and Destructors intent on dismantling our Republic and subjugating our people.

How will the corrupt, seditious legacy media respond? How will New York State Governor Hochul and New York City Mayor Adams respond? How will their counterparts in other affected jurisdictions respond?

Also, how will the corrupt Biden Administration respond? How will the poisonous vipers in the Democrat Party in Congress respond? And last, how will the effete Eunuchs in the Republican Party respond?

We will discuss these questions and issues and analyze Bruen and its impact on Neo-Marxist and Neoliberal Globalist influences and responses to Bruen in upcoming Arbalest Quarrel articles.

For the moment, at least, the Nation can breathe a shared sigh of relief, and the late eminent Justice Antonin Scalia can smile down upon both our Nation and its people from Heaven above and lay serenely at rest.

Here is the recent court opinion in full for your reading pleasure.

https://www.scribd.com/document/579433922/New-York-State-Rifle-Pistol-Assn-Inc-v-Bruen-Decision#download&from_embed


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DHS Tells Catholic Churches to Prepare for ‘Extreme Violence’

Chris Smith discusses the growing wave of leftist violence against churches and pro-life ministries

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/dhs-tells-catholic-churches-to-prepare-for-extreme-violence;

AND: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/06/24/dhs-tells-catholic-churches-to-prepare-for-extreme-violence-n1607946

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Roe v. Wade has at long last been overturned, and the Left’s response has been predictable: Leftists are pounding the walls and gnashing their teeth with rage and hatred. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Make Mine a Double) has shouted that the decision is “illegitimate” and led pro-abortion activists in chants of “into the streets.” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Unhinged) has proclaimed, “The hell with the Supreme Court. We will defy them!” But no one expects the supporters of Antifa and Black Lives Matter to confine their rage to words alone: even Old Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security paused from hunting for “white supremacists” on Friday to warn Catholic churches to prepare for a “night of rage.”

If there is violence at churches, it certainly won’t be anything new. Live Action’s Lila Rose pointed out Thursday that “Since the Dobbs v Jackson draft was leaked, pro-abortion activists have: -Vandalized 16 churches -Vandalized at least 16 pro-life pregnancy centers -Firebombed 4 pro-life pregnancy centers and offices -Attempted to assassinate a Supreme Court Justice Where’s the outrage?”

Where indeed? We can only imagine what would be happening now on CNN and in The New York Times if 16 abortion clinics had been vandalized, but the guardians of acceptable opinion can’t be bothered to deplore violence in the service of their pet causes.

Pro-abortion activists have been threatening violence if Roe was overturned for quite some time. It would be more surprising at this point if Leftists remained calm and vowed to work peacefully and within the bounds of the law than if they started howling with irrational rage and burning things down, as they sought to forbid states from outlawing the murder of children.

Accordingly, the DHS has told churches to be ready for “extreme violence.” This is striking in itself. Considering that Biden’s handlers’ Justice Department has taken the unprecedented step of publicly dissenting from the Supreme Court’s decision and that the Biden administration refused to condemn the illegal protests at the homes of the Justices who were seen as likely to vote to overturn Roe (and did so), it’s nothing short of astonishing that this warning was issued at all. After all, the Biden Department of Homeland Security was only recently setting up a Disinformation Governance Board to monitor and control Americans’ speech. Now it cares if Catholic churches are targeted for being pro-life? It’s intriguing that DHS apparently believes it has to keep up appearances in this regard. Is the DHS aware that the cultural momentum is swinging away from the hard Left that has dominated American society for so long?

Related: The Left Freaks Out Every Time They Don’t Get Their Way

And so, the DHS warned Catholic Churches that pro-abortion terrorists, including the Antifa-linked Jane’s Revenge, are planning a “Night of Rage” for Friday night, with churches and pregnancy centers as their primary targets. Jane’s Revenge fulminated, “We have agonized over this apparent absence of indignation. Why is it that we are so afraid to unleash hell upon those who are destroying us? Fear of state repression is valid, but this goes deeper than that.”

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton, Calif., accordingly issued an “urgent memo” to its clergy and parishes. It explained that a DHS agent, Jesse Rangel, had informed diocesan officials that an “extremist group” had issued a “manifesto” calling for attacks on churches beginning at 8 p.m. on the night that the Dobbs decision was issued, which would of course be Friday night.

According to Newsweek, “the memo does not describe the specific threats facing churches, but states that Rangel told the diocese that ‘large groups with cells nationwide have already been discovered ‘casing’ parishes, including here in California.'” Accordingly, the Stockton diocese issued a “critical notice” for clergy and parish officials to “develop a plan should you see or hear anything suspicious.”

The memo told the churches, “Make sure you have ushers and or security available during your services and perhaps identify who among your volunteers and parishioners are law enforcement. Suspicious activity would include someone asking out-of-place questions (Largest Mass times? Doors always open? Do you have security?, looking around church property, protestors, and general disturbances.”

That’s fine, but it also underscores the apparent fact that the churches are on their own. All the DHS did was issue a warning? Imagine if a militant pro-life group had announced plans to “unleash hell” on abortion centers. Do you think in that case that DHS would have limited itself to sending out a warning? The National Guard would be posted at every abortion center in the country. But when it comes to churches — well, there’s that two-tiered justice system again.

 

Biden wants every school in America to become a transgenderism factory, forever destroying all children

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-24-biden-wants-schools-transgender-factories-destroying-children.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) The American dream is fast being flushed down the toilet, and the only thing the Biden regime seems to be focused on is grooming your children to become transgenders.

A new executive order signed by the Resident-in-Chief himself massively expands access to so-called “gender-affirming” care, particularly in more conservative-leaning states where laws currently exist to protect children from the Baphomet cult.

“The order aims to use the muscle of the federal government to push back on laws in states like Texas and Florida that have restricted access to health care for transgender youth and barred discussion in elementary schools about gender and sexual orientation,” reported The Hill about Biden’s executive order.

What Biden has basically announced to the entire country is that he does not care what you or anyone else thinks about protecting childhood innocence. He wants zero restrictions on filling school classrooms with degenerate curricula and transforming America’s youth into gender-deranged perverts.

Not only that, but Biden also wants your child’s genitals to be altered or removed in the name of “medicine” and “health care.” This is what your tax dollars are going towards paying for, by the way.

Decent Americans must fight back against the trannification of the country

As of now, the Republican Party has done almost nothing to try to stop the Biden regime’s transgender agenda. Fearing backlash, many conservative politicians and leaders are remaining silent in the hopes of not being “canceled,” but at what cost?

If nothing is said or done about the trannification of the country due to cowardice, then America is done. Future generations will have no grasp on human biology, and drag queens will eventually occupy every crevice of this once great land.

“This fear must be banished,” Revolver says.

“The Democratic campaign to abolish male and female and trannify America is something worth fighting against, and worth doing so loudly and energetically. To downplay the issue is to decide that it is politically impossible to defeat.”

Take Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, for instance. This openly lesbian “mom” recently stated that she would like to see drag queens present at every school across the country because they are “fun.”

“A drag queen for every school,” Nessel said with a laugh at a civil rights conference in Lansing.

If decent Americans fail to speak up about this kind of thing, they can also kiss gender-specific sports goodbye. Men will continue playing on women’s teams, and possibly vice versa depending on the sport, and there will be nothing anyone can do to stop it once it becomes the norm.

“… focusing so much on girls’ sports is a distraction,” Revolver contends about this particular issue.

“The worst part of the transgender mania isn’t that girls face unfair competition. The worst part of this insidious ideology is that it is an assault on the good and the true. It is a radical campaign to deny all physical, biological, and even spiritual differences between ‘male’ and ‘female’ which have been acknowledged and recognized in every human culture and religious tradition for all of human history.”

There is also a profound cost to society from all this transgenderism, which mainly affects developing children who are being exposed to such perversions at an age so young that they will be forever damaged by it.

Many of them will be groomed into believing that they exist in the “wrong” body and that the only way to become their “true selves” is to take pharmaceutical gender-benders and lob off their genitals. The profoundly irreversible and lifelong harms of all this cannot be overstated.

“The chief victims are the mentally vulnerable people suffering from gender dysphoria who are being ‘transitioned,’ mutilated every which way; physically, psychologically, and spiritually, and manipulated into extreme, harmful, and irreversible life choices.”

More related news coverage can be found at Transhumanism.news.

Sources include:

Revolver.news

Kveller.com

NaturalNews.com

Radical Left pushes INSURRECTION: Calls to demolish U.S. Supreme Court after landmark pro-2A decision affirming individual right to self-defense

Image: Radical Left pushes INSURRECTION: Calls to demolish U.S. Supreme Court after landmark pro-2A decision affirming individual right to self-defense

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-24-radical-left-pushes-insurrection-demolish-us-supreme-court-landmark-pro2a-decision.html;

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(Natural News) The Supreme Court has struck down a longtime gun control law that barred most people from carrying a firearm concealed. And MSNBC talking-head Keith Olbermann is enraged.

On Twitter, Olbermann called for an insurrection against the Supreme Court, including its total abolishment. If that does not work, then Olbermann wants people to just ignore the court entirely and pretend as though it does not exist.

“It has become necessary to dissolve the Supreme Court of the United States,” Olbermann declared on Twitter with about 2,700 “likes,” as of this writing. “The first step is for a state the ‘court’ has now forced guns upon, to ignore this ruling.”

In other words, Olbermann wants law enforcement to continue prosecuting anyone in New York who is caught with a concealed firearm, even though the Supreme Court has decided that carrying concealed in New York is fully constitutional and in alignment with the Second Amendment.

“Great. You’re a court? Why and how do you think you can enforce your rulings?” Olbermann further added, along with the hashtag #IgnoreTheCourt.

Olbermann curses every Supreme Court justice who ruled in favor of the Second Amendment

Olbermann did not stop there, though. In two additional tweets, he taunted SCOTUS over the decision, mocking the court’s apparent inability, according to him, to actually enforce the new ruling.

“Hey SCOTUS, send the SCOTUS army here to enforce your ruling, you House of Lords radicals pretending to be a court,” Olbermann jested, unable to see the irony in his own statement.

The irony, in case you missed it too, is that it will be much harder to continue enforcing the concealed carry ban than it will be to just let it go. Perhaps Olbermann is planning to walk around the Big Apple strip-searching people himself in pursuit of hidden guns?

In a third tweet, Olbermann resorted to a foul-mouthed curse on Supreme Court Justices Alito, Thomas, Roberts, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, “and the paralegal Coney Barrett” for voting to restore New Yorkers’ Second Amendment rights.

The 6-3 decision will also reportedly allow more people in other states to legally carry guns on the streets, including in larger cities such as Los Angeles and Boston where similar gun control measures were enacted.

“The Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home,” said Justice Thomas about the decision.

Olbermann obviously disagrees and wants a full insurrection on the highest court in the land in order to remedy the situation to his liking. Remember, this is the same guy who repeatedly condemned the “insurrectionists” for entering the Capitol building through the velvet ropes and wide-open doors on Jan. 6, 2021.

“I think it’s time for the dissolution of Keith Olbermann!” joked one commenter.

“This sounds kind of … seditious?” wrote another.

Someone else pointed out that at no point has the Supreme Court decided to “force guns” onto anyone, as Olbermann falsely suggested in his deranged rant.

“Holy howitzers and bazookas, Batman!” this person wrote.

“As for Twitter, it’s revealing about the people who have been thrown off of the platform, including President Trump. But it’s even MORE revealing about those whom Twitter has allowed to remain on it, in good standing.”

Others pointed out the hypocrisy of the Left in simultaneously demanding the “right” to murder unborn and even newborn children while also demanding an end to the Second Amendment because think of the children!

“Look at all the stories with the same bu****it talking point: ‘Supreme Court expands gun rights’ … more like restored a constitutional right,” added another.

More related news coverage about the war on guns can be found at SecondAmendment.news.

Sources for this article include:

CitizenFreePress.com

CitizenFreePress.com

NaturalNews.com

 

Roe Overturned, Battle to Save Babies Begins

The Supreme Court's outrageous Roe v Wade decision purporting to allow the mass slaughter of babies has been overturned, but this is merely a baby step in the right direction, said The New American magazine's Senior Editor Alex Newman in this brief news update. He warned that terror attacks by pro-abortion forces are likely to continue and that advocates for unborn children must now go on offense to stop the slaughter. Alex also discusses the constitutional issues at play here.

HOW AMERICA ENDS: Putin announces new BRICS global reserve currency project to REPLACE the petrodollar

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-24-putin-announces-new-brics-global-reserve-currency-replace-petrodollar.html;

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(Natural News) Although the biggest news of the week is undoubtedly the US Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade, there’s another bombshell that quietly broke two days ago — one that will have vastly more profound devastating consequences on the world than any decision coming from SCOTUS.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that BRICS nations are going to roll out a new alternative to the US dollar’s global reserve currency status. As reported by IndiaTimes.com:

According to the Russian president, the member states are also developing reliable alternative mechanisms for international payments. Earlier, the group said it was working on setting up a joint payment network to cut reliance on the Western financial system. The BRICS countries have been also boosting the use of local currencies in mutual trade.

But this is only the beginning of the bombshell here.

We also know from industry sources that “Project Sandman” refers to a group of over 100 countries that plan to simultaneously denounce the US dollar as a global reserve currency. This will likely take place on a Sunday evening, USA time, says Andy Schectman, the CEO of Miles Franklin (a gold and silver dealer). He told me this in an interview recorded yesterday, to be aired soon.

The new replacement currency will be powered by blockchain and backed by gold, which is why member nations have been rapidly stockpiling gold supplies in anticipation of the big announcement. When that announcement comes, nations that represent nearly 75% of the world’s population will simultaneously denounce the US dollar and roll out a gold-backed, blockchain-audited international currency system that will instantly become the world’s currency choice for free trade and a store of value.

The dollar, backed by nothing but more money printing and incompetent political leadership, will collapse toward zero. Virtually overnight, goods and services sold in America will increase in price by 1000%. And that’s only the beginning: The dollar will continue to lose value by the hour as the world’s holders of US Treasury debt and dollar currency dump it all at any price.

Those holding dollars will lose everything.

The United States government will quickly collapse in parallel with the collapse of the dollar and the US central bank. There will be no money to pay military troops or pay off corrupt government officials. All government salaries and pensions will be effectively halted. The great neocon empire of debt, lies, and death will implode so rapidly that people will be psychically shocked and physically unprepared.

Russia, China, and India will emerge as the economic leaders of the world, and the US empire will cease to exist. The former United States of America will be broken into regional nation-states, divided largely among political lines with the satanic, anti-American Left seizing control of the coasts, and conservative, pro-America, pro-liberty, pro-Constitution groups dominating the rest of the country. Expect a very real civil war to ensue, with massive casualties.

Russia knows that it can defeat America simply by joining the world’s efforts to declare America’s dollar currency to be null and void. No nuclear war is necessary. America it already highly vulnerable to this sort of collapse due to the nation’s massive debt and spending addictions. Russia and China are merely sucking the air out of America’s collapsing currency, knowing that economic gravity will do the rest.

The Belt and Road Initiative – the future of world trade WITHOUT America and Western Europe

Examine the following map, depicting China’s Belt and Road Initiative, consisting of protected, high-efficiency trade routes among countries representing about 75% of the world’s population:

This Belt and Road Initiative will speed trade among member nations, and it will use China’s new “digital yuan” currency backed by gold and audited by blockchain technology. (Please watch my upcoming interview with Andy Schectman for a lot more on this, as Andy has been following the topic quite extensively.)

Notice what’s missing from this map? America and Western Europe.

That’s because America — the military and economic bully of the world — isn’t welcomed by other nations. America doesn’t play nice. America bombs anyone it wants while weaponizing the SWIFT system to punish its political enemies, and now that the world has come to realize the dollar is a weapon rather than a free trade currency, nobody wants anything to do with America from here forward.

The economic sanctions against Russia were the last straw for the dollar, it turns out. And the USA has nothing left to back its currency: Not manufacturing, not labor, not agricultural output, and not even gold in the vaults. The USA no longer has fair and free elections and no longer has freedom of speech. On top of that, the USA has political prisoners rotting in jails in DC while the FDA harvests organs from aborted human babies to use for medical experiments. In other words, the USA occupying an illegitimate government, under demonic influence, has become a great evil in the world.

Western Europe is run by lunatics and “woke” propagandists who are committing economic suicide by outlawing every form of energy that matters. The EU is disintegrating, and the Euro currency likely will collapse within the next year. Western Europe is on a suicide mission, both economically and culturally, as the nations of Europe can’t even protect their own borders from mass migration. (Nor can the USA, for that matter.)

America as you know it will soon cease to exist

The era of Western Civilization is coming to an end. It will be characterized by the collapse of the dollar, a global repudiation of the petrodollar status, a collapse of the rule of law across the United States, a collapse of the stock market, pensions, bond market, and crypto markets, a collapse of the food supply chain, and a collapse of the fuel and transportation infrastructure. This will, in turn, take down the power grid in many areas, leading to a Mad Max-style scenario from which a few capable survivors will attempt to flee.

Before the end of 2025, as I have publicly predicted for at least the last five years — America as you know it will cease to exist. This has been the plan all along from Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and plenty of RINO neocons, too (the Cheneys, Bushes, etc.). They needed to take down America in order to achieve a one-world government under the fascist United Nations, with universal gun control, universal vaccine mandates, abortion “rights,” engineered global starvation, and total control over all speech and elections.

Their agenda is failing at many levels, however. Roe vs. Wade was just struck down by the US Supreme Court, for example, and there are elements at work that are looking likely to achieve key indictments against deep state players. However, any state that wants to exist after the dollar collapses must be ready to roll out its own gold-backed currency on an emergency basis. Texas is largely prepared to do this, but few other states are ready. The re-establishment of trade and commerce (following the dollar collapse) is going to be the key to surviving the demise of the dollar.

Texas is America’s No. 1 exporter of goods, by the way, and the Texas economy is larger than most nations on the planet. So is the economy of California. But California is run by child-murdering, demonic fascists while Texas has the world’s best Attorney General (Paxton) and a strong contingent of pro-human, pro-liberty, pro-Constitution Americans who are ready and willing to relaunch the spirit of America in the new Republic of Texas, when necessary. #TEXIT

But no matter what happens domestically, America’s days of being able to run around the world, threatening everybody with military strikes and dollar weaponization will soon be over. And without the ability to print money and defraud the world into buying soon-to-be-worthless US debt instruments, the United States military will have no funding to continue operations or build new weapons. It will eventually be disbanded.

What happened to the former Soviet Union in 1991 is about to happen to the United States of America: A collapse of the ability to continue to fund the bureaucracy and military that propped up the system the entire time. The USA has sadly devolved into an empire of debt, lies, and death. The country is currently ruled by an actual death cult, but those days are fast coming to an end with the imminent collapse of the demonic dollar and all the evil that money printing has enabled since 1971.

When this evil is finally brought to an end, all those who value life, liberty, and happiness will rejoice (and rebuild).

Get prepared, for that today is coming soon. And from what I’ve concluded, the only way to avoid the financial collapse that’s coming is to hold your assets in physical goods such as gold and silver, land, agricultural equipment, ammunition, industrial buildings (factories, for example), and other “real” things that don’t vanish in a currency collapse.

Discover more details in my Situation Update podcast:

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Catholic Priest Says Catholics Should Celebrate Pride Month

No, Father James Martin, S.J. - there are no "gay" Saints

SEE: https://voxcantor.blogspot.com/2017/05/no-father-james-martin-sj-there-are-no.html

ALSO, SEE OUR PREVIOUS POSTS: https://ratherexposethem.org/?s=FR.+JAMES+MARTIN

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BY WILLIAM KILPATRICK

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/06/priest-says-catholics-should-celebrate-pride-month-william-kilpatrick/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

William Kilpatrick is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  His books include Christianity, Islam, and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West (Ignatius Press), What Catholics Need to Know About Islam (Sophia Press), and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad.

In Cremona, Italy, recently, an LGBTQ+ pride march included a topless mannequin of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The bishop of Cremona, Antonio Napolioni responded by saying he was “shocked at…the offensive and obviously blasphemous images.”

That’s a bit reminiscent of the scene in Casablanca when Captain Renault professes that he is “shocked, shocked “to discover gambling in Rick’s Café--moments before the croupier hands him his winnings.

I say this because Bishop Napolioni is not a strait-laced defender of the Church’s teachings, but an LGBTQ+ advocate who oversees a group for the “pastoral accompaniment of homosexuals.”  If Bishop Napolioni is so well-acquainted with the LGBTQ+ movement how come he doesn’t know that blasphemy and mockery of Christian beliefs are a regular feature of pride marches.

Moreover, over-the-top religious parodies are not a new development in the LGBTQ+ movement.  Has the bishop never heard of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence—a group of gay men in San Francisco who dressed in nun’s clothing and entertained crowds with bawdy behavior?  The “sisters” introduced their act more than 40 years ago and have become an international organization with chapters all over the world.

Perhaps we can give Bishop Napolioni the benefit of the doubt.  Maybe he’s one of those super-naïve individuals who can’t see what’s right in front of his face because he believes the propaganda about the gay lifestyle is only slightly different from the straight variety.

But how about Fr. James Martin, S.J?  He’s the foremost Catholic advocate for the LGBTQ+ movement.  Yet his ministry is not to reconcile gay, lesbian, and trans people to the teachings of the Catholic Church, but to reconcile the Catholic Church to the LGBTQ+ ideology

In a recent article, Martin argued that Catholics can and should celebrate “Pride Month.”  Many Catholics, writes Martin, misunderstand LGBT pride to be about vanity, but it’s really about dignity—“a consciousness of one’s own dignity.”  I had to smile when I read this because it reminded me of a scene from another old movie—the opening scene from Singing in the Rain in which a reporter asks Gene Kelly if he has any advice for aspiring actors, and is met with the answer, “dignity—always dignity.”  Meanwhile, while Kelly goes on about his dignity, we see scenes from his career which show that Kelly and his partner sacrifice their dignity at every turn in order to get ahead.

I’m sure that Fr. Martin is no stranger to pride parades, drag queen entertainments, and so forth.  To the naked eye (if you’ll pardon the expression) these displays do look like vanity or, more accurately, like narcissistic exhibitionism.  Yet Fr, Martin would have us believe that Pride Month is really about a “consciousness of one’s own dignity”—as though the tattooed, half-naked exhibitionists should be compared to civil rights marchers in Selma.

In fact, the gay rights movement which later morphed into the LGBTQ/Pride movement has often been compared by its advocates to the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties.  But that claim won’t wash.  The Civil Rights Movement actually was about human dignity—a dignity that derives from the fact that we are all made in the image of God.

Consequently, the civil rights marches were conducted with great dignity.  When blacks marched through the streets of Southern cities, they wore their Sunday best and they held their heads high.  Though they were jeered and spat on by bigots and bludgeoned by police, they did not respond in kind.  They were conscious of their God-given dignity and acted accordingly.

By contrast, Pride events often seem like mockeries of human dignity—attempts to blot out the image of God. This is evident not only in the blasphemous use of religious objects and symbols, but in the entertainments—bawdy drag queens in exaggerated costumes, marchers in skimpy costumes, and nearly naked exhibitionists performing pantomimes of sex acts.

Like Gene Kelly’s character, Fr. Martin tells us it’s all about “dignity,” but these Mardi Gras-like displays concentrate on what is debased in human nature rather than what is noble.  More often than not, they mock notions of nobility, virtue, and fidelity.  Beyond that, they are also self-mocking.  “Yes,” they seem to be saying, “this is only shallow entertainment, but it makes me the center of attention and that’s what I crave.”

The comparison to the Civil Rights marches is, in short, a stretch.  It’s as though the Civil Rights marchers had decided that the best way to gain respect was to put on minstrel clothes and sing “Mammy” while tap-dancing down the street.

Fr. Martin urges Catholics to celebrate Pride Month, but judging by the usual celebrations—exhibitionist pride parades, drag queen shows targeted at children, and lots of sexually explicit content—Catholics would have to jettison much of their faith in order to join in the celebration.

The meaning of life according to Christian teaching is to be found in a relationship with God.  According to LGBTQ ideology, however, the meaning of life has to do with experiencing and expressing one’s sexuality.  At least, that is the impression conveyed by the narcissistic entertainments favored by the LGBTQ crowd.  All in all, it’s a very shallow and self-obsessed vision of life.  If that’s all that the LGBTQ movement has to offer, why should we celebrate it?  And why should we pay any attention to a pied-piper priest who seems more committed to the latest lifestyles than to the truths of his faith?

Unfortunately, one of the reasons we can’t entirely ignore Fr. Martin is that he has the full backing of Pope Francis.  Francis has encouraged Fr. Martin’s LGBTQ ministry both by writing to him and by receiving him in a private audience—a significant public gesture of support.  In the letter, which Martin made public, Francis writes, “I pray for you to continue in this way, being close, compassionate and with great tenderness.”

Does this mean that Francis is just another starry-eyed idealist who is not aware of the excesses of the LGBTQ “community,” and would be “shocked, shocked” to find out about those excesses?

It’s difficult to know for sure, but there is plenty of evidence that Francis is not only aware of the LGBTQ demi-monde, but is unconcerned by it.  He seems to have spent a good part of his papacy trying to extricate homosexualist friends from awkward and even criminal situations.  When, for example, Vatican police discovered Cardinal Francesco Cocopalmerio presiding over a drug-fueled homosexual orgy in a Vatican apartment, the Cardinal was allowed to leave before the arrests began.

Aside from the various scandals, however, the clearest indication that Francis is in “the know” can be deduced from his appointments to high office.  His appointments are almost exclusively pro-LGBT, and Francis, who has a reputation for being canny and crafty, would almost certainly know that about them.

I know some traditional Catholics who think that Francis is naïve and not too bright—that his advisors deceive and manipulate him.  The increasing permissiveness in the Church, they say, is due to others, not to Francis.  From this perspective, Francis would be shocked to discover what goes on in Pride events and in bawdy drag queens' story hours for children.

But I doubt that he would be either surprised or shocked.  Francis himself uses bawdy and scatological language.  And according to one biographer, Francis delighted in teaching dirty words to his young nephew.  On Easter Sunday, Francis gave a sermon to 80,000 young people in St. Peter’s Square.  Was he unaware that the “warmup” for his appearance was a performance by “Blanco,” a soft-porn singer who is a favorite of LGBT fans? 

The only thing that seems to shock Francis is that traditional Catholics are still hindering the forward movement of Church “progressives.”.  In a recent talk at an educational conference, he scolded traditionalists for guarding “dead traditions.”  On other occasions, he has castigated traditional Catholics for their “rigid fundamentalism” and “scrupulosity.”

No one, of course, could accuse Francis of being scrupulous.  He is notoriously non-judgmental except when it comes to sins against the earth and the climate.  Under Francis, the Church is in no danger of encouraging scrupulosity.  It is, however, in danger of encouraging a novel view of life that is shallow, self-absorbed, and reproductive-adverse.

It's strange and ironic that Church leaders would fall for this sideshow when they should be passing on the message that they were commissioned to pass on—namely, the most profound, most powerful, and most meaningful vision of life ever set before the world.

Contrary to Fr. Martin, giving support to an LGBT person does not, from a Christian perspective, mean celebrating his lifestyle, but helping him instead to lift himself out of it.

 

West Point cadets being taught Critical Race Theory and anti-whiteness

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New documents exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital reveal that the U.S. Army is teaching West Point cadets critical race theory (CRT), including addressing "whiteness."

Fox News Digital exclusively obtained the documents from government watchdog group Judicial Watch, which had to sue the military twice under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to get the information.

"Our military is under attack – from within," Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in the press release. "These documents show racist, anti-American CRT propaganda is being used to try to radicalize our rising generation of Army leadership at West Point."

Woke indoctrination at West Point?

TUCKER CARLSON & TOM FITTON OF JUDICIAL WATCH:

Army cadets participate in Parade Day at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/west-point-cadets-being-taught-critical-race-theory-and-anti-whiteness;

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What could possibly go wrong with any country teaching its army hatred and shame for its own history and heritage? Under the woke blokes of the American Left, that’s exactly what’s happening, with no recognition of the evolution of the country from black slavery to voting in a black president.

What West Point cadets are now being taught is cringeworthy. It is guaranteed that Western enemies including China, Russia, and Iran are teaching national pride, despite the human rights abuse of each regime governing those countries.

America is being slowly destroyed from within as Critical Race Theory, extreme Green lunacy, and gender madness indoctrinate a whole generation, with too few willing to resist.

“US Army teaching Critical Race Theory to West Point cadets: report,” by David Propper, New York Post, June 20, 2022:

The US Army has introduced Critical Race Theory to West Point cadets, new documents show, according to Fox News Digital.

The “woke” lessons ask cadets about whiteness while encouraging them to apply Critical Race Theory to their answers, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and given to Fox News.

The more than 600 documents were only handed over to Judicial Watch after the conservative organization sued the Department of Defense….

According to Fox News, a slide that delved into “Whiteness” states: “In order to understand racial inequality and slavery, it is first necessary to address whiteness” and the “Take-for-grantedness of whiteness.”

The slide also claims whiteness “is a location of structural advantage, of race privilege,” is “a standpoint or place from which white people look at themselves and the rest of society” and “refers to a set of cultural practices that are usually unmarked and unnamed.”

Another slide addresses affirmative action and asks “Do you think Affirmative Action creates an environment for ‘reverse discrimination? Use CRT to support your answer.”

A slide also poses the question “how would you apply a tenant [sic] of CRT to this idea,” referring to the difference between desegregation and integration.

In another slide, under Critical Race Theory, it states, “racism is ordinary” and “White Americans have primarily benefited from civil rights legislation.”…

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SEE ALSO: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jun/20/west-point-cadets-schooled-whiteness-queer-theory-/

AND: https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/06/west-point-teaching-cadets-critical-race-theory-queer-theory-and-whiteness-docs-reveal/

JUDICIAL WATCH DOCUMENTS:

https://www.judicialwatch.org/judicial-watch-fights-west-point-stonewall-on-racist-propaganda/

https://www.judicialwatch.org/documents/jw-v-dod-west-point-crt-02616-pg-9/

https://www.judicialwatch.org/documents/jw-v-dod-west-point-crt-02616-pg-13/

https://www.judicialwatch.org/documents/jw-v-dod-west-point-crt-02616-pgs-475-487/

Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas terminal down for the ENTIRE YEAR due to pipe explosion

Image: Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas terminal down for the ENTIRE YEAR due to pipe explosion

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-22-freeport-natural-gas-terminal-down-explosion-collapse.html;

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(Natural News) One of the largest operators of liquefied natural gas export terminals in the United States suffered a massive blow last week that will leave its main plant fully offline through September, and only partially operational after that through year’s end.

Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas says damage from a mysterious fire and explosion that took place at its Texas facility was so severe that it is simply not possible to get things back up and running as quickly as some may have hoped.

This is really bad news for Europe, which is already short on natural gas due to the war in Ukraine. Natural gas prices immediately jumped in Europe following the news, while slumping in the United States.

Freeport LNG’s plant singlehandedly accounts for about 20 percent of all U.S. natural gas exports, and was, up until the fire and explosion, a major supplier to European suppliers seeking alternatives to Russian gas since the February invasion.

According to the company, its Quintana, Tex.-based plant caught fire and exploded when an over-pressurized pipeline ruptured. Processing operations were not damaged, however.

The Rystad Energy consulting group says that Freeport LNG can process 2.1 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of natural gas into a supercooled liquid suitable for shipping. Up until the incident, it had been running near capacity.

Roughly 1.17 bcfd of Freeport LNG’s output had been going to Europe as of May, up from 0.81 bcfd in March.

“It’s very serious,” said Alex Munton, director of natural gas and LNG at Rapidan Energy, another energy consulting group.

“We now have a much larger and much more extensive outage at Freeport LNG that will remove more supply from the market than was anticipated last week.”

This unexpected disaster is actually good news for the US natural gas market

A prolonged outage, Freeport indicated, will reduce exports by 40 “cargoes” — LNG container ships — from annual export volume, up sharply from an earlier estimate of a three-week outage that would have reduced exports by just 13 cargoes. The 100-million-ton-per-year market for LNG is now expected to lose between four and five million tons.

“We expect Europe will be the region most impacted by this incident,” Rystad analysts said.

Roughly 70 percent of Freeport’s exports in the past few months have been to the European Union and Great Britain, the biggest importers this year being France, Turkey, and The Netherlands.

None of the liquefaction trains that chill the gas were damaged, nor were any of the processing areas, storage tanks, or docks. Freeport is still investigating the situation and has not yet commented on whether or not investigators are looking into potential design or structural flaws.

“There is a lot of analysis to understand the problem, put in measures of safety and operational regime to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Rapidan’s Munton said.

While this is bad news for Europe and Great Britain, it is good news for the U.S., which has been in a natural gas storage deficit. Inventories have hovered around 300 bcf below the five-year average, according to Al Salazar, a senior vice president at Enverus Intelligence Research.

“It should be alarming to federal policymakers that the Freeport LNG terminal only exports 2 Bcfd, yet it is having such a significant impact to prices,” said Paul Cicio, chief executive of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, a trade group that has been calling on Congress to limit expanded LNG export permits.

The outage, this group added, highlights the negative impact that exports of natural gas have had on U.S. consumers and the prices they pay domestically for natural gas.

More related news coverage about the falling dominoes of the global economy can be found at Collapse.news.

Sources for this article include:

EnergyNow.com

NaturalNews.com

Diesel engine oil additive manufacturers that have declared Force Majeure or experienced disrupted operations in 2022

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-23-diesel-engine-oil-additive-manufacturers-that-have-declared-force-majeure.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Image: EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: Diesel engine oil additive manufacturers that have declared Force Majeure or experienced disrupted operations in 2022

(Natural News) In yesterday’s article and podcast, I warned that the US supply of diesel engine oil faced a near-total wipeout in the next 8 weeks due to a supply chain shortage of chemical additives used to make diesel engine oil. The so-called “base oils” are not reportedly in short supply, but the chemical additives — rust inhibitors, anti-foaming agents, dispersing agents, etc. — have suffered extreme supply chain problems, leading to production shortages for the final oil product.

There are also shortages in packaging materials used to hold, transport and dispose of chemical additives. (See the full list below.)

As of right now, this critical supply chain shortage is being exclusively reported by Natural News. To our knowledge, no one in the corporate media has covered this issue, and even across the alt media, traction for this story has so far been minimal. As promised yesterday, we have been researching the supply chain for diesel engine oil additives, and today we present the results of that investigation.

As it turns out, the supply chain for diesel engine oil additives is in worse shape than we feared. See the list here, and feel free to re-post this list with credit to NaturalNews.com. Note that some of these Force Majeure declarations impact additive packaging and transportation (such as HDPE drums) as well as base oil feed stocks (such as light crude oil). Finally, realize that what we are showing here merely scratches the surface of the supply chain disruption affecting engine oil. There are no doubt dozens more examples of force majeure declarations that haven’t been made public or aren’t easy to find online. So take this list as a small sampling of what’s really happening.

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LyondellBasell Industries suffers mechanical failure affecting production of key additives

Company: LyondellBasell Industries
Location: La Porte Complex, Texas

Date: April 22, 2022

News source: GCresin-paint.com
Chemicals affected: tert-butyl acetate, ethylene glycol ether acetate

On April 15, a mechanical failure occurred at LyondellBasell’s carbon monoxide supply system for its acetic acid feedstock in La Porte Complex, Texas. The third largest glacial acetic acid production base in the world. Therefore, LyondellBasell really declared force majeure on products such as tert-butyl acetate and ethylene glycol ether acetate (EBA, DBA) on April 22.

The notice shows that the allocation is based on the average monthly purchases of customers over the past 6 months (October 2021-March 2022), which will be effective from May 1, 2022. The news indicates that the above-mentioned raw materials will be supplied in limited quantities according to the previous purchases of customers.

tert-butyl acetate
–    Used as an additive to gasoline to prevent engine knocking. It is also used as a solvent for lacquers.

ethylene glycol ether acetate
–    These compounds have a positive effect on diesel fuel lubricity, and slightly decrease its viscosity

LyondellBasell Industries suffers another failure for a different chemical

Company: LyondellBasell Industries
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Date: March 30, 2022
News source: Darik.news
Chemicals affected: polypropylene

LyondellBasell Industries has announced a force majeure supply limit on polypropylene resin made at its plant in Lake Charles, LA.

In a March 30 letter to customers, executives at Lyondale Basel in Houston said the firm had “experienced a mechanical failure of the gearbox” in Lake Charles. He said the equipment failure was “beyond our reasonable control” and would affect production of 32 grades of PP made on site.

Polypropylene is not directly used as an engine oil additive but is used in the packaging and handling of additives for engine oil.

Ineos Olefins & Polymers declares force majeure on HDPE drums used to transport oil, additives and other energy industry chemicals

Company: Ineos Olefins & Polymers
Location: Texas and California
Date: March 31, 2022
News source: eChemi.com
Chemicals affected: polypropylene, polyethylene and polystyrene

In a letter to customers, Ineos Olefins & Polymers said it was declaring [Force Majeure] on its Polypropylene grades following a power outage at its Carson, California, facility, which caused a manufacturing breakdown and/or failures. The company also said it was diligently working to return production capacity to normal levels as quickly and safely as possible.

Ineos Olefins & Polymers said in a letter to customers that it experienced force majeure on all of its polyolefin products related to rail restrictions and expected to be required to limit rail transport to its best average daily rate. the following. Ineos added that it was committed to exploring all commercially reasonable alternatives to deliver products to its customers, but that the company’s deliveries would be greatly affected if restrictions worsen or extend beyond a few weeks. The force majeure polyolefin products include a 318,000-ton/year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at Cedar Bayou, Texas; a 439,000-ton/year polypropylene (PP) unit at Chocolate Bayou, Texas. ) unit; 794,000 t/y high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at plant in Deer Park, Texas; 147,000 t/y polypropylene (PP) unit at Deer Park, Texas plant; California 230,000-ton/year polystyrene (PS) plant in Carson, Calif.

Polystyrene
Polystyrene dissolved in fatty acid methyl esters has a greater heating value as fuel, so that a reduction of the fuel consumption per output and the increase in the use of diesel and boiler cogeneration can be expected.

Polyethylene
High-Density Polyethylene drums (HDPE) are used to store and transport diesel fuel, diesel engine oil, DEF fluid, as well as chemical additives used in diesel fuel and oil.

Americas Styrenics (AmSty) declares Force Majeure, suffers temporary loss of production capacity for styrene and ethylbenzene

Company: Americas Styrenics (AmSty)
Location: St. James, Louisiana
Date: April 27, 2022
News source: eChemi.com
Chemicals affected: styrene, ethylbenzene

Americas Styrenics (AmSty), a major North American polystyrene (PS) producer, said on Tuesday that it is conducting a distribution process for its polystyrene products in light of recent production issues and supply chain challenges.

Americas Styrenics (AmSty) confirmed this in a letter to customers on Tuesday, saying it expects to reduce order volumes and limit availability through June. The company said the PS allocation was due to a prolonged reduction in styrene production due to unexpected operational issues at its St. James, Louisiana styrene monomer plant on April 27. Factory issues also led AmSty to declare force majeure on deliveries of its raw materials styrene and ethylbenzene.

Total Energies declares Force Majeure for North American polypropylene production due to lack of additives

Company: Total Energies
Location: Not specified
Date: May 6, 2022
News source: eChemi.com
Chemicals affected: polypropylene

TotalEnergies said in a letter to clients last Friday that it declared force majeure on North American PP products due to a shortage of additives needed to produce certain grades. The company added that its PP production will be curtailed until further notice and could not provide a timetable for normal production to resume.

Shell declares Force Majeure due to equipment failure, announces maintenance and reduction of crude oil deliveries

Company: Shell
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date: March 9, 2022
News source: Reuters
Chemicals affected: light synthetic crude

Shell (SHEL.L) has issued a force majeure at its 300,000 barrel per day Scotford, Alberta, upgrader in western Canada after a unit at the facility tripped, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

The plant, which processes oil sands bitumen into light synthetic crude, is also scheduled to start a 65-day maintenance turnaround this month, according to an investor presentation from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNQ.TO), which owns a share of Scotford.

Two trading sources said Shell had cut March deliveries by approximately 20%. One of the sources said the force majeure had been issued last week, but the impact was muted because Scotford’s expected output for March had already been reduced by half because of the turnaround due to start next week.

ExxonMobil shutters Neftegas / Sakhalin-1 operations due to sanctions on Russia

Company: ExxonMobil
Location: Sakhalin Island, Russian Far East
Date: April 27, 2022
News source: RT.com
Chemicals affected: crude oil, used as a base oil for creating diesel engine oil products

Exxon Mobil said on Wednesday its Russian unit Exxon Neftegas has declared force majeure for its Sakhalin-1 operations due to sanctions on Russia that have made it increasingly difficult to ship crude to customers.

The Sakhalin 1 project produces Sokol crude oil off the coast of Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East, exporting about 273,000 barrels per day, mainly to South Korea, as well as other destinations including Japan, Australia, Thailand, and the US.

Exxon said on March 1 it would exit about $4 billion in assets and discontinue all its Russia operations, including Sakhalin 1, following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.

More details about the coming diesel engine oil supply chain crunch across North America

As we reported yesterday in a story entitled, “RED ALERT: Entire U.S. supply of diesel engine oil may be wiped out in 8 weeks… no more oil until 2023 due to “Force Majeure” additive chemical shortages,” the supply chain for additives used in the production and transportation of diesel engine oil is suffering numerous critical shortages:

Chemical manufacturers of diesel engine oil additives have declared force majeure and have ceased supply operations to the diesel engine oil manufacturers. Those manufacturers combine base oils with “additive packages” to create diesel engine oil. You can see a full list of these additives at InfoMak.com:

Antioxidants, anti-corrosion agents, dispersing additives, antirust mechanisms, friction modifiers, EP additives, antifoaming agents, antioxidants, etc.

Without these additives, diesel engine oil manufacturers cannot produce the final oil products that lubricate diesel engines. Because key manufacturers of these additives have ceased operations, diesel engine oil can apparently no longer be produced in the USA, at least not until these necessary chemicals are restored to full supply. This is explained by an industry expert in the following 2-minute video:

“[Oil is] going to become the hottest commodity you’ve ever seen over the next couple of months. Anywhere from the next 4 weeks to 8 weeks, it’s going to go from scarcity to non-existent,” says the man in the video above.

My podcast from yesterday went into more detail about the ramifications of a collapse of diesel engine oil supply in North America:

Brighteon.com/aeef8f40-6235-4290-8018-4c4ce428e3f2

I have since been able to confirm diesel engine oil rationing at a regional supplier in Texas (name withheld) that is telling customers they must limit deliveries due to lack of inventory.

In addition, Natural News contacted a large manufacturer and retailer of diesel engine oil additives, and they confirmed the existence of the supply chain / force majeure problems in a phone text exchange with a Natural News editor. (We are withholding their name because they did not seem interested in attracting attention.)

Why the silence?

The most fascinating thing about this story is that very few people are willing to talk about it. It’s almost as if oil companies are feeling threatened by the illegitimate Biden regime and they are afraid to tell the truth about the coming collapse of diesel engine oil, fearing further punishment from Biden and the Democrats who simultaneously blame oil companies for higher gas prices while demanding oil companies product more fuel at a lower price.

The dangerous insanity of the Biden regime — and its irrational, absurd war on America’s energy infrastructure — likely explains why industry people feel intimidated into silence. But that only makes the problem worse because almost nobody knows what’s coming. Unless this diesel engine oil crisis is resolved soon, nearly all forms of transportation — trucks, trains, ships — will be sidelined before the end of this year, causing unthinkable levels of chaos as grocery stores don’t get stocked, coal doesn’t get delivered to power plants and even UPS and Fedex are forced to sharply reduce deliveries due to lack of engine oil.

A world without diesel engine oil is a collapsed, Mad Max world. It won’t be pretty. Yet pretending this problem doesn’t exist is not going to solve it.

In researching all this, we continue to wonder: Is anybody even trying to solve the diesel engine oil supply chain collapse? Or have we already crossed so deeply into the apathy stage of collapse that nobody cares?

It looks like we’ll soon find out. By our estimates, diesel engine oil should be hitting critical low levels of supply by early September, and that means trucks and trains will be sidelined from September through December, or until somebody finds a way to create the molecules needed for diesel engine oil.

And for those thinking we can just “go green,” you’re forgetting that electric vehicles are charged by coal, and the coal is delivered to power plants by train, and the trains run on diesel engines.

No diesel engines = No electric vehicles.

Somebody tell the greenies how this works, because they still haven’t figured out the basics. Without diesel engines, modern civilization collapses into a 19th century existence, with all the mass starvation, depopulation, lawlessness, chaos and revolutions that you might imagine would go along with such a scenario.

Demolition of supply chains is pre-civil war SABOTAGE to shape the battlefield for domestic WARFARE against We the People

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-23-demolition-of-supply-chains-is-pre-civil-war-sabotage-to-shape-the-battlefield-for-domestic-warfare-against-we-the-people.html;

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(Natural News) The United States of America is about to be plunged into a civil war. It will be ignited by the imminent Roe vs. Wade nullification decision by the US Supreme Court, which also just rendered a landmark decision affirming the universal right to carry a personal firearm for self-defense (striking down the New York law that radically restricted the right to bear arms).

That pro-2A decision is already seeing heads explode across the anti-American, anti-liberty Left, with rabid left-wing commentator Keith Olbermann even calling for an open insurrection to demolish the US Supreme Court and seize total control over the country via the executive branch.

Once the Roe decision is rendered, the radical Left will erupt into full-blown domestic terrorism, launching unrestricted warfare against Christians, gun owners, and conservatives. What’s coming will make the 2020 BLM and Antifa riots look like child’s play.

The Biden regime knows this is coming, of course, since Barack Obama is the key mastermind behind the whole thing. Obama runs the Biden White House and tells Biden’s handlers what to do. They shaped the 2020 riots using paid mercenaries, media propaganda, and “color revolution” tactics routinely used by the CIA to overthrow governments of other nations. Now they plan to use the same tactics to overthrow the US Constitution and attempt to seize permanent dictatorial control over the United States of America.

Sabotage of food and energy infrastructure is pre-war “shaping the battlefield” activity

The sabotage of food facilities across the United States is deliberate. We have published the full, current list of food facility sabotage here.

Similarly, the sabotage attacks, regulatory takedowns and cyber warfare assaults on energy infrastructure are also being carried out by the regime in order to deprive the people of fuel and transportation. As we have recently published, the entire supply of diesel engine oil in the United States is on track to be depleted in just 8 weeks (roughly the end of August).

Diesel fuel and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) are also experiencing supply chain failures in America right now.

Natural News also exclusively researched and published a list of the diesel fuel and diesel engine oil additive manufacturers who have declared force majeure just this year, causing extreme supply chain disruptions.

In addition, there are known explosions at LNG facilities (such as Freeport in Texas) and a history of pipe explosions targeting refineries, such as the Philadelphia Energy Solutions explosion in 2019 that bankrupted the entire company and shuttered its fuel refinery.

What’s clear is that America’s food and energy infrastructure is being disrupted by sabotage/blockade operations that are acts of war against the American people. This is almost identical to the way Lithuania is now running a railway blockade of Russia’s access to Kaliningrad.

What’s also clear is that the Obama / Biden regime is using sabotage operations to shape the domestic battlefield in preparation for the coming civil war. And by “civil war,” I don’t mean an 1865-style war of North vs. South. This is going to be a war of the corrupt, illegitimate government regime against the American people who are trying to vote these criminals out of power. Roughly 75% of Americans now despise the Biden regime and want Biden removed. The upcoming midterm elections — if they are even allowed to take place — will solidly demonstrate America’s desire to rid itself of the disastrous Biden regime and the catastrophic economic policies of Democrats (which have led to record-high inflation and supply chain shortages).

That’s why we believe the Obiden regime doesn’t want to allow America to make it to the midterm elections. They want total chaos and martial law before that day arrives. They want their left-wing brownshirt terrorists in the streets, burning down cities, assaulting police, and executing whites on sight, so the regime can declare a state of

emergency and deploy troops on the streets of America, likely combined with some effort to try to nullify the Second Amendment and confiscate guns from everyone.

That effort is going to fail.

The Obiden regime has acted too late. The American people will no longer comply with tyranny and sabotage. We the People will not turn in our guns, and we will not obey orders to shut down our local economies and stay locked in our homes.

But the arrogant, incompetent Obiden regime doesn’t know that yet. They think they are still in charge. They think the American people will go along with whatever new insane scheme they can dream up to enslave everybody and demolish the Bill of Rights. They are wrong. But they will try to conquer the country from within, setting off a civil war scenario that will likely see real bloodshed across the USA.

Unless Biden is removed from power and the rightful winner of the 2020 election is restored (Donald J. Trump), Democrat-run cities will soon collapse into total chaos. Mass starvation will become commonplace. The rule of law will be non-existent in these areas. We will see Democrat refugees fleeing collapsing blue cities and trying to flee to red states, but there will be border enforcement by the states (like Texas and Florida) prohibiting domestic “illegals” from invading the red states as they flee the blue states.

Ultimately, the Demonrats are going to be defeated and humanity will prevail. The Dems just don’t know it yet, and they overestimate their ally Satan, while the real power to decide our fate rests in the hands of God (who has just about had enough of Satan trying to dominate humanity on Earth).

Get all the details and more in today’s Situation Update podcast via Brighteon.com:

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DR. STEVE TURLEY: I’ve HAD IT with Feckless RINOs!!!!

★★★ YOUR PATRIOT PROFESSOR ★★★

We’re going to look at the out-and-out betrayal of Republican voters by 14 feckless RINOs, we’re going to see what patriots are saying about it, and make sure to stick with me to the very end of this video when I’ll reveal what we need to do to finally rid ourselves of these vile Republicans in Name Only once and for all; you are NOT going to want to miss this!

Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Expanding Gun Rights~MANY STATES AFFECTED~New York’s “proper cause” requirement for obtaining a concealed carry license violated the Constitution because it “prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms.”

US Supreme Court expands gun rights despite plague of mass shootings

Supreme Court CRUSHES Gun Control Across the Nation!!!!

★★★ YOUR PATRIOT PATH TO FREEDOM! ★★★

DR. STEVE TURLEY: A HUGE win for the 2nd Amendment! The Supreme Court rules in favor of constitutional carry and in effect crushes gun control across the nation! We’re going to look at the ruling, we’re going to see how it has all but killed the absurd plans for gun control among Republicans, and stick with me to the very end of this video when we’ll see how this Second Amendment revolution that’s sweeping the nation is also going to sweep these feckless Republicans out of office; you are NOT going to want to miss this!

Huge Win For 2a!!

SCOTUS strikes down NY concealed carry restrictions in gun rights case

Supreme Court Expands Gun Rights, Striking New York Limits

BY PAULA BOLYARD

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/paula-bolyard/2022/06/23/breaking-supreme-court-issues-landmark-ruling-expanding-gun-rights-n1607473;

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The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a 6-3 decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, expanding gun rights for the first time in more than a decade.The majority opinion, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, held that New York’s “proper cause” requirement for obtaining a concealed carry license violated the Constitution because it “prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms.”New York’s restrictions, enacted more than a hundred years ago, required those who wish to carry a concealed weapon for self-defense to show “proper cause” rather than have a presumption of the right to carry. Similar laws exist in Massachusetts, Hawaii, New Jersey, Maryland, and California, where this ruling will have a huge ripple effect.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett joined the majority, with Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissenting.

“The constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees,'” Thomas wrote in the opinion. “The exercise of other constitutional rights does not require individuals to demonstrate to government officers some special need. The Second Amendment right to carry arms in public for self-defense is no different. New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public.”

Related: The Real Reason the Left Won’t Sign Effective Gun Safety Measures

In a footnote, Thomas added that “nothing in our analysis should be interpreted to suggest the unconstitutionality of the 43 States’ ‘shall-issue’ licensing regimes, under which ‘a general desire for self-defense is sufficient to obtain a [permit].'”

“Because these licensing regimes do not require applicants to show an atypical need for armed self-defense, they do not necessarily prevent ‘law-abiding, responsible citizens from exercising their Second Amendment right to public carry,” he explained. “Rather, it appears that these shall-issue regimes, which often require applicants to undergo a background check or pass a firearms safety course, are designed to ensure only that those bearing arms in the jurisdiction are, in fact, ‘law-abiding, responsible citizens.'”

Thomas pointed out that “because any permitting scheme can be put toward abusive ends, we do not rule out constitutional challenges to shall-issue regimes where, for example, lengthy wait times in processing license applications or exorbitant fees deny ordinary citizens their right to public carry.”

In his dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote: “Many states have tried to address some of the dangers of gun violence… by passing laws that limit, in various ways, who may purchase, carry, or use firearms of different kinds. The Court today severely burdens States’ efforts to do so.” He went on to list pages and pages of statistics on gun violence.

Justice Alito rebuked the court’s liberal justices in his scathing concurrence:

Why, for example, does the dissent think it is relevant to recount the mass shootings that have occurred in recent years? Does the dissent think that laws like New York’s prevent or deter such atrocities? Will a person bent on carrying out a mass shooting be stopped if he knows that it is illegal to carry a handgun outside the home? And how does the dissent account for the fact that one of the mass shootings near the top of its list took place in Buffalo? The New York law at issue in this case obviously did not stop that perpetrator. What is the relevance of statistics about the use of guns to commit suicide? See post, at 5–6. Does the dissent think that a lot of people who possess guns in their homes will be stopped or deterred from shooting themselves if they cannot lawfully take them outside?

The dissent cites statistics about the use of guns in domestic disputes, see post, at 5, but it does not explain why these statistics are relevant to the question presented in this case. How many of the cases involving the use of a gun in a domestic dispute occur outside the home, and how many are prevented by laws like New York’s?…

…The police cannot disarm every person who acquires a gun for use in criminal activity; nor can they provide bodyguard protection for the State’s nearly 20 million residents or the 8.8 million people who live in New York City. Some of these people live in high-crime neighborhoods. Some must traverse dark and dangerous streets in order to reach their homes after work or other evening activities. Some are members of groups whose members feel especially vulnerable. And some of these people reasonably believe that unless they can brandish or, if necessary, use a handgun in the case of attack, they may be murdered, raped, or suffer some other serious injury.

Alito added, “And while the dissent seemingly thinks that the ubiquity of guns and our country’s high level of gun violence provide reasons for sustaining the New York law, the dissent appears not to understand that it is these very facts that cause law-abiding citizens to feel the need to carry a gun for self-defense.”

That may be the most common-sense comment on guns we’ve heard in a very long time.

Today is a very good day for the rights of citizens to protect themselves.

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen by PJ Media on Scribd

White House Pushing Covid Jabs for Babies and Toddlers Despite Disastrous Data on Safety and Efficacy

White House Pushing Covid Jabs for Babies and Toddlers Despite Disastrous Data on Safety and Efficacy

Kim Iversen: Biden's SHOTS FOR TOTS Rollout FAILS As Parents Don't Show To Sites

Kim Iversen reviews the success of the Biden administration's campaign to vaccinate babies and toddlers against COVID-19.

According to the CDC the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks.

Children who get COVID-19 can get very sick, can require treatment in a hospital, and in rare situations, can even die. After getting COVID-19, children and teens can also experience a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems. Getting eligible children vaccinated can help prevent them from getting really sick even if they do get infected and help prevent serious short- and long-term complications of COVID-19.
Vaccinating children can also keep them in school and daycare and safely participating in sports, playdates, and other group activities.

Emerging evidence indicates that people can get added protection by getting vaccinated after having been infected with COVID-19. So, even if a child has had COVID-19, they should still get vaccinated.
Serious reactions after COVID-19 vaccination in children and teens are rare. When they are reported, serious reactions most frequently occur the day after vaccination.

Rare cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the outer lining of the heart) have been reported after children and teens got a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. New studies have shown the rare risk of myocarditis and pericarditis associated with mRNA COVID-19 vaccination—mostly among males between the ages of 12 and 39 years—may be further reduced with a longer time between the first and second dose.

In children ages 5 through 11 years, there were 11 confirmed reports of myocarditis out of 8 million doses given of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine between November through December 2021.

In reports of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination from December 2020 to August 2021external icon, the risk of myocarditis was highest following the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in adolescents and young adult males.

Reporting rates were around 70 cases per million doses in males ages 12 through 15 years and 105 cases per million doses in males ages 16 through 17 years.

Everyone ages 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 booster shot. Currently, a booster shot is not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age.

The CDC says Getting a booster enhances or restores protection against COVID-19, which may have decreased over time. People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should receive 4 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine—a primary series of 3 doses, plus, when eligible, 1 booster dose.

In March of 2022, the CDC expanded eligibility for an additional booster dose for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. Boosters are safe, and people over the age of 50 can now get an additional booster 4 months after their prior dose to increase their protection further. This is especially important for those 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe disease from COVID-19 as they are the most likely to benefit from receiving an additional booster dose at this time.

The CDC says layered prevention strategies — like staying up to date on vaccines and wearing masks — can help prevent severe illness and reduce the potential for strain on the healthcare system. Everyone ages 2 years and older should properly wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public in areas where the COVID-19 Community Level is high, regardless of vaccination status.

According to Pfizer and the CDC, potential side effects from the vaccine include pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site. Other side effects could include tiredness, headache, muscle pain, fever, chills, and nausea. In rare cases, people have experienced serious health events after the COVID-19 vaccination. Any health problem that happens after vaccination is considered an adverse event. According to the CDC: Although the overall risks are low, if you are pregnant or were recently pregnant, you are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 compared to people who are not pregnant. CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older if eligible.

COVID-19 vaccines available for children include:
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines
Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
Everyone should continue to follow all current prevention measures recommended by CDC and based on the latest COVID-19 Community Level data.

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/white-house-pushing-covid-jabs-for-babies-and-toddlers-despite-disastrous-data-on-safety-and-efficacy/;

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President Joe Biden addressed the nation on Tuesday to mark the day when children as young as six months old could receive experimental gene therapeutics, aka Covid vaccines, and praised the United States for becoming the first country in the world to offer mRNA shots to babies.

Calling the emergency use authorization of Covid shots from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna “a very historic milestone” and a “monumental step forward,” the president said how important it was to offer “lifesaving vaccines” to “nearly every American.”  

Biden went on to describe how his administration “has been planning and preparing” to get the littlest ones jabbed and how accessible Covid shots will be for some 20 million of the youngest of Americans thanks to his administration:

My administration, with the help of the CDC, has been planning and preparing [for] this moment — for this moment for a long time.  Since I took office, we’ve been committed to making sure every parent has the opportunity to protect their children from COVID-19.  We’ve secured enough doses and we’re launching a comprehensive effort with states, local health departments, pediatricians, family doctors, pharmacies, rural health clinics, community health centers, and other trusted messengers and partners to get the word out to get — help to get shots in arms.

(Among other preparations, the White House started ordering Covid vaccines for the youngest children even before they were authorized.)

The president then took a hit at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who openly opposes vaccination of children against Covid and who on Monday reaffirmed his decision to not preorder shots or offer them at state health departments for the youngest Americans.

“We are not going to have any programs where we’re trying to jab 6-month-old babies with mRNA,” DeSantis said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “We still have not ordered it. We’re not going to order it.”

Back in March, the Florida Health Department recommended against Covid vaccines for healthy children, arguing that the risks of vaccinating them “may outweigh the benefits.” 

In regard to vaccines for babies, the state’s surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, who also serves as the state’s health secretary, expressed his criticism over the federal government allowing for the experimental injections:

Did the COVID-19 vaccine trials for kids <5 show a reduction in severe illness? Did the trials show a benefit for those with a prior COVID-19 infection? Is there a benefit for kids with no pre-existing conditions? Florida puts data over ideology. That’s not going to change.

Biden, apparently, thinks otherwise. He said that the shots were “approved after extensive scientific review” and that “elected officials” should not “make it difficult” for parents to “keep them and those around them safe,” even though it has been a year since the CDC confirmed that the vaccines prevent neither infection nor transmission of Covid.

Speaking with CBS News on Tuesday, White House Chief Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said that all children should get vaccinated even if they have natural immunity from a previous Covid infection.

Also on Tuesday, the president and First Lady Jill Biden visited a Washington, D.C., vaccine clinic that hosted the first vaccination event for the newly eligible age group.

That was the first day when children under five could receive Covid shots, following the authorization last week by the FDA and the CDC.

The CDC’s own data, however, clearly show that Covid poses no “deadly threat” to children and does not justify an emergency authorization of the shoddily tested vaccines. According to CDC data — for what’s it worth — as of June 2, infants younger than one accounted for 299, and children aged one to four for 143, out of 1,005,236 total deaths associated with Covid in the United States. Not a single child has died since March 5.

Further, Pfizer’s and Moderna’s own data submitted to the FDA’s vaccine advisory panel suggest that the shots are useless for children, at best.

In a four-minute video (below), Dr. Clare Craig, co-chair of the HART group, summarized the clinical trial that was used to justify vaccinating our kids. Because of the irregularities of the clinical trial and its results showing an unacceptable lack of efficacy and adequate safety data, the trial should have been recognized as null and void.

Children’s Health Defense, a prominent health nonprofit, has also analyzed the data presented to the FDA and pointed to the numerous shortcomings and irregularities of the trials.

Perhaps the most surprising data point regarding the shots was their negative efficacy, yet not a single FDA vaccine advisory panelist raised the issue of failure to meet the FDA’s required 50% efficacy.

“Pfizer has a serious problem: Its two-dose data reflected the reality [that] the confidence interval for their estimate of the number of cases prevented by three doses of their vaccine points, if anything, to negative efficacy (-369.1 to 99.6),” reads the analysis.

The report’s author predicts “the entire vaccination program is going to drive COVID-19 numbers up across the board routinely and on a regular, ongoing basis due to antibody-dependent enhancement.”

According to Kaiser Family Foundation polling, only about 18 percent of parents of children under the age of five are eager to get their children vaccinated right away, while a larger share (38 percent) plan to wait a while to see how the vaccine is working for others.

 

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UPDATED full list of food facility fires in the USA from 2020-2022

Image: UPDATED full list of food facility fires in the USA from 2020 – 2022

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-22-food-facility-fires-report-full-list.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) The string of fires that appear to be sabotage operations targeting food processing facilities is surprisingly lengthy. Our research team has meticulously documented the reports and sources for nearly 100 such fires that have been reported across the USA from early 2020 to the present day.

This list is presented in chronological order. Note the sharp uptick in these fires occurring in 2022 as the apparent sabotage operations are accelerating.

All links shown below were active as of the publish date of this article, but some links may change or be removed over time, especially as there may be a coordinated effort to suppress this information. The text in each description is sourced from the link provided.

Here’s the full list (so far)

FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Norwood, Massachusetts
February 21, 2020

Fire investigators in Norwood, Massachusetts, blamed a grease fire in a commercial oven for a blaze that spread through a food processing plant.

Firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control despite an extension into the roof line that required an extensive overhaul. Authorities estimated the damage at about $250,000.

https://www.industrialfireworld.com/543748/food-processing-plant-fire-breaks-out-in-massachusetts

SID WAINER & SON, New Bedford, Massachusetts
April 21, 2020

A fire at a food distribution facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts, left several trucks damaged.

Firefighters responded to the fire at Sid Wainer & Son’s warehouse around 12:30

a.m. At least seven tractor-trailer trucks at a loading dock were damaged or destroyed.

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/fire-at-new-bedford-food-distributor-leaves-several-tractor-trailers-damaged/2096301/

MIZKAN FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Stockton, California
May 26, 2020

Firefighters battled a massive “fire tornado” after a blaze broke out at Mizkan America tomato processing facility in Stockton, California.

Approximately 1.5 acres of plastic pallets burned and drivers were urged to steer clear of the fiery area. It took nearly six hours for firefighters to get the blaze under control.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11721983/california-firefighters-battle-massive-fire-food-plant/

TYSON FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Nashville, Arizona
July 9, 2020

Arriving at the facility at about 2:20 a.m., firefighters found a structure that was completely enveloped in flames.

Tyson said two employees were injured and were given medical attention.

https://www.powderbulksolids.com/industrial-fires-explosions/2-hurt-large-fire-tyson-plant-arkansas

HEMINGWAY MEAT LOCKER PLANT, Hemingway, South Carolina
July 24, 2020

A number of neighboring departments provided aid after a meat plant in Williamsburg

County caught fire.

The fire started in the roof of the Hemingway Meat Locker Plant, in the area of East Andrews and South Main streets. The fire caused major damage to the building, with about 60 percent of the roof being burned.

https://www.wmbfnews.com/2020/07/24/multiple-crews-respond-fire-williamsburg-county-meat-plant/

DOMINO SUGAR REFINERY, Arabi, Louisiana
August 27, 2020

A silo caught fire and one witness said the fire suppression system stopped the fire from turning into an explosion. It’s unclear what started the fire. The flames started mid-afternoon and smoke billowed from the refinery into the evening hours.

The Domino Sugar Refinery is owned by the ASR group and is the second-largest cane sugar refinery in the world. Over two billion pounds of sugar cane is manufactured at the refinery every year.

https://www.fox8live.com/2020/08/27/fire-breaks-out-domino-sugar-refinery-arabi/

MR. CHIP INC., Pinconning, Michigan
October 3, 2020

A weekend fire heavily damaged a pickle manufacturer in northern Bay County.

Flames were first spotted coming from an empty brine tank. The manufacturing facility is a total loss, but the company’s grading and brining operation was undamaged.

https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2020/10/pickle-factory-fire-in-bay-county-has-mr-chips-shifting-some-production-to-georgia.html

WEST LIBERTY PROCESSING PLANT, Tremonton, Utah
October 10, 2020

Three people suffered minor injuries and several homes were evacuated due to a

large fire at a meatpacking plant.

The fire at West Liberty Foods, 705 N. 2000 West in Tremonton, started in the facility’s utility room about 5:30 a.m. Three employees suffered minor burns to their hands and face, while three vehicles were also damaged.

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/10/2/21499350/tremonton-meat-packing-plant-fire-3-injured

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, Temple, Texas
October 12, 2020

St. Vincent De Paul’s food pantry and warehouse were destroyed by fire.

No one was injured but all the food, refrigerators, freezers, and storage inside were destroyed.

https://www.kwtx.com/2020/10/14/fire-destroys-local-food-pantry-closes-store/

DELI STAR, Fayetteville, Illinois
January 11, 2021

The fire destroyed Deli Star’s 75,000-square-foot processing plant.

Deli Star is a second-generation meat and poultry processor of deli meats, prepared foods using sous-vide technology. as well as sauces and a variety of value-added meats.

https://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/24395-deli-star-deals-with-the-aftermath-of-devastating-fire

TIEGS POTATO FOOD PROCESSING, Warden, Washington
January 21, 2021

A fire destroyed a dehydrated potato processing facility.

The central Washington facility is one of two such potato processing plants in Washington state. Potatoes that don’t make the quality or size grade for fresh or

frozen markets are often sold to dehydrated processors.

https://www.thepacker.com/news/industry/fire-destroys-washington-dehydrated-potato-facility

PACTIV INC., Temple, Texas
May 12, 2021

Fire personnel were called to the Pactiv Inc. facility after receiving a report of a structure fire at the site. Crews arrived on scene to discover heavy smoke in a storage silo.

Pactiv manufactures and distributes packaging, trays, containers, films, and other products for use in the food service, food processing, supermarket, and convenience store markets. The Temple facility produces products for the food service industry.

https://www.powderbulksolids.com/industrial-fires-explosions/fire-ignites-storage-silo-pactiv-plant

RICELAND FOODS, Stuttgart, Arkansas
May 23, 2021

A soybean storage bin caught fire at a Riceland Foods plant in Stuttgart, Arkansas. A Riceland spokesperson said the fire started while crews were cleaning out bins.

The fire also spread to the plant’s water treatment facility next to the grain bins. Riceland’s soybean terminal in Stuttgart has a listed storage capacity of 8,195,000 bushels.

https://www.world-grain.com/articles/15327-fire-damages-riceland-soybean-storage-plant

KELLOGG, Memphis, Tennessee
July 25, 2021

The Memphis Fire Department responded to the fire at the Kellogg factory. The fire department said the fire started from a rice dryer.

The Kellogg location in Memphis makes breakfast foods.

https://www.localmemphis.com/article/news/3-alarm-fire-at-kellogg-plant/522-bbef6075-cb6b-4ff9-af59-70fe264749bd

TYSON’S RIVER VALLEY INGREDIENTS, Hanceville, Alabama
July 30, 2021

A Tyson Foods-owned poultry meal plant received significant damage during a fire that ignited at the site.

Reports said the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) responded to the scene to assess whether there are any environmental impacts from the fire.

Bought by Tyson in 2018, the facility processes poultry-by products into feed ingredients.

https://www.powderbulksolids.com/food-beverage/fire-damages-tyson-owned-feed-ingredients-plant

PATAK MEAT PRODUCTS, Cobb County, Georgia
August 23, 2021

Patak Meat Products, a family-owned meat processor, suffered a major fire at its facility. The company has been producing a wide range of Old World favorites and other meat products since 1981.

Firefighters were able to save a portion of the building that contained dry goods storage and the smokehouses.

https://www.provisioneronline.com/articles/111392-fire-severely-damages-patak-meat-products-facility

JBS MEAT FOOD, Grand Island, Nebraska
September 12, 2021

JBS USA Spokesperson Nikki Richardson said the fire did not impact primary production areas.

Firefighters battled the fire for nearly 15 hours. No one was injured in the incident.

https://www.ksnblocal4.com/2021/09/13/gi-fire-rescue-battling-fire-investigating-reported-explosion-jbs/

DARIGOLD FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Caldwell, Idaho
October 12, 2021

Firefighters remained on scene overnight after knocking down a five-alarm fire at the Darigold plant in downtown Caldwell.

The Darigold plant employs many people and is a big part of the Caldwell community. Darigold officials said the plant was badly damaged in the fire.

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/large-fire-reported-at-darigold-plant-in-caldwell/277-b794bcbe-ab04-4eec-8eee-856ba6c288a6

GREENBERG SMOKED TURKEY, INC., Tyler, Texas
November 6, 2021

Greenberg Smoked Turkey, Inc. in Tyler, Texas, halted all of its smoked turkey production for the rest of 2020 after a fire and at least two explosions destroyed parts of the facility.

The company sells about 200,000 smoked turkeys every holiday season. A freezer holding 87,000 turkeys exploded and burned the boxes and bags nearby, which are used to ship hundreds of thousands of turkeys during the company’s busiest season.

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2020/11/09/after-87000-turkeys-exploded-in-fire-greenberg-shuts-down-for-holiday-season/

MAID-RITE STEAK COMPANY, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania
November 29, 2021

Fire engulfed the center building at Maid-Rite Steak Co. Inc. in Scott Township, sending flames high into the night sky.

Explosions rocked the ground as firefighters from 17 local departments tried to knock down the fire inside the meat processing facility. Most of the meat processing area was badly burned and the offices had heavy smoke and water damage.

Authorities think the fire started in a wall.

https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/lackawanna-county/fire-erupts-at-meat-processing-facility-in-lackawanna-county/523-c08b77a3-8a64-4d4b-aed8-45de6e71352b

WEST SIDE FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, San Antonio, Texas
December 12, 2021

A food processing plant on the city’s West Side was left with smoke damage following a fire.

Firefighters said when they arrived, they found the processing plant filled with smoke.  The damage to the building is mostly smoke damage but the estimate is over $100,000 because of the food that was exposed to the smoke.

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/12/13/west-side-food-processing-plant-left-with-smoke-damage-after-fire-safd-says/

SANDERSON ANIMAL FEED PROCESSING PLANT, Collins, Mississippi
December 13, 2021

Collins Fire Chief John Pope said his department received reports about a boiler room explosion at a feed mill operated by Sanderson Farms.

The scene was cleared in about two hours, but one person was reported injured and taken to a local hospital.

According to Pope, minimal damage was caused to the warehouse facility. The mill

was taken offline while the incident is investigated by Sanderson Farms’ safety team.

https://www.gwcommonwealth.com/1-hurt-boiler-explosion-mississippi-poultry-feed-mill#sthash.euI7ElCK.dpbs

VAN DRUNEN FARMS TUTHILL PLANT, Momence, Illinois
January 2, 2022

Approximately 75 percent of the 80,000-square-foot freeze-drying facility of the Van Drunen Farms Tuthill production site was considered a “total loss” by the company.

Numerous fire departments battled the blaze for several hours.

Van Drunen grows products and produces food and ingredients, which are used across the country and around the world.

https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/van-drunen-site-total-loss-after-fire/article_341d2c60-6ccc-11ec-b3ae-9f702e956def.html

RAW FARM CREAMERY, Fresno, California
January 8, 2022

Firefighters say heavy smoke and flames were seen coming from a warehouse on the property. According to officials, crews worked in defensive mode to stop the fire from spreading to other areas.

A total of two warehouses and one cold storage were destroyed by the fire, but firefighters were able to save three farm administration buildings and some bigger agricultural equipment and products.

Fire crews said the incident seemed suspicious.

https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/local-news/firefighters-investigate-suspicious-fire-at-fresno-creamery-officials-say/

CARGILL-NUTRENA, Lecompte, Louisiana
January 13, 2022

A fire that started at the Cargill-Nutrena feed mill had burned for 12 hours. An explosion reportedly occurred as the firefighters were working the scene.

The mill manufactures feed for peed food, aquaculture, beef, equine, poultry, dairy, and wild game markets.

Cargill’s plant includes 65 bins for grain, bulk ingredients, finished feed, six large storage bins, and 53,000 square feet of warehouse space.

https://www.powderbulksolids.com/food-beverage/explosion-and-fire-reported-cargill-nutrena-feed-mill

WASHINGTON POTATO FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Warden, Washington
January 20, 2022

A fire that broke out at a potato plant prompted evacuations in parts of Washington state.

Authorities issued a level 3 evacuation order for people living in the surrounding area, including west of Road U Southeast and south of State Route 170 in Warden.

Residents were told to immediately evacuate due to the possible risk of an ammonia tank explosion. The order was lifted shortly after midnight and residents were allowed to return to their homes.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fire-breaks-out-washington-potato-plant-prompts-evacuations-n1255272

WISTON WEAVER COMPANY, Winston-Salem, Carolina
January 31, 2022

An uncontrolled fire at a fertilizer plant in North Carolina forced thousands of people to evacuate.

The city’s fire chief said the fire had been “relatively static” overnight, but with 600 tons of combustible ammonium nitrate stored at the site, the risk of an explosion was high.

At least 90 firefighters fought the fire for about 90 minutes after it was discovered at a loading dock, but the risk of an explosion forced them to retreat. The fire quickly consumed the entire building and caused it to collapse.

https://wlos.com/news/local/thousands-flee-homes-near-winston-salem-fertilizer-plant-fire-north-carolina-winston-weaver-company-explosion-flames-wake-forest-university

WISCONSIN RIVER MEATS, Mauston, Wisconsin
February 3, 2022

A portion of Mauston’s Wisconsin River Meats burnt down during an overnight fire.

The meat company, located at N5340 Highway HH, Mauston, is in the process of building a new store and sausage processing facility. The new building appears to have survived relatively unscathed by the fire.

https://www.nbc15.com/2022/02/03/portion-wisconsin-river-meats-plant-total-loss-after-overnight-blaze/

DIAMOND WALNUT FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Live Oak, California
February 4, 2022

The Butte County Fire Department first reported the blaze at the Diamond Walnut Growers factory at about 8:40 a.m. Almost three hours later, the flames were still going. Authorities closed Highway 99 and evacuated nearby homes.

The walnut plant is no longer in use and was vacant at the time of the fire.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fire-california-diamond-walnut-factory-b2008086.html

BONANZA MEAT CO., El Paso, Texas
February 15, 2022

El Paso firefighters battled a blaze Tuesday morning at a building near Downtown.

Flames and dark smoke erupted from a building with “Bonanza Meat Co.” painted on it on Paisano Drive at Park Street in the Segundo Barrio. The building was vacant.

The roof of the commercial building partially collapsed during the fire, but there was no damage to any other buildings.

https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/local/el-paso/2022/02/15/el-paso-firefighters-battle-burning-building-segundo-barrio-near-downtown/6796712001/

LOUIS DREYFUS COMPANY (LDC), Claypool, Indiana
February 16, 2022

Louis Dreyfus Company reported that a fire had broken out in a bag house at its Claypool, Indiana, soybean processing and biodiesel plant. Affected systems had been suspended.

The suspension of deliveries slowed production of soymeal and biodiesel at a time of high demand.

The Claypool plant has the capacity to crush 175,000 bushels of soybeans a day and has been running 92 percent of that as actual crush capacity recently, according to an industry source.

https://www.agriculture.com/markets/newswire/update-1-louis-dreyfus-reports-fire-at-largest-us-soy-processing-plant

SHEARER’S FOOD POTATO PLANT, Hermiston, Oregon
February 22, 2022

A portable boiler exploded at a Shearer’s Foods potato chip plant south of Hermiston, Oregon, sparking a fire and causing several injuries. The plant was severely damaged.

Seven people were taken to the local hospital, but none with serious injuries.

The plant employs 400 people at full capacity and supplies much of the western U.S. with potato and corn chips. Shearer’s is primarily a private label and contract

manufacturer of salty snacks and cookies.

https://www.foodprocessing.com/industrynews/2022/shearers-fire-oregon/

NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS, Sunnyside, Washington
February 28, 2022

Fire destroyed a warehouse filled with 1.75 million pounds of mixed components for fertilizers. Other structures at the fertilizer plant were also damaged.

The adjacent Nutrien buildings and storage tanks containing hazardous chemicals were spared.

The facility is relatively new, opening in the fall of 2018 as dry and liquid fertilizer storage and distribution center.

https://www.firehouse.com/operations-training/news/21258644/sunnyside-wa-fertilizer-plant-fire-forces-evacuations

NESTLE HOT POCKETS, Jonesboro, Arkansas
March 16, 2022

The Jonesboro Fire Department said it found a fire inside a “large piece of a production line cooler” at the Nestle facility.

Nestle opened the plant in 2002 and in December 2020, the company unveiled plans to invest more than $100 million to expand the frozen foods plant, including the addition of 90,000 square feet and a new production line for Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches.

In addition to Hot Pockets, Nestle makes products under the Stouffer’s, Lean Cuisine, DiGiorno, Tombstone, and Sweet Earth brands at the plant.

https://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/26372-nestle-hot-pockets-plant-remains-shuttered-following-fire

WALMART, Plainfield, Indiana

March 16, 2022

A massive fire at a Walmart facility in Plainfield was quickly upgraded to a five-alarm fire.

About 350 firefighters from at least 30 fire departments had responded to the scene since the fire started around noon.

https://www.wrtv.com/news/public-safety/atf-begins-on-site-investigation-into-walmart-facility-fire-in-plainfield

PEPSI FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Piscataway, New Jersey
March 23, 2022

A massive fire at the Pepsi plant in Piscataway drew a huge response from firefighters around the county.

Two firefighters were hurt battling the four-alarm blaze. One had a shoulder injury and the other suffered from heat exhaustion.

Fire and smoke were visible for miles around as more than 100 firefighters from across New Jersey raced to the scene, officials said. Witnesses reported several explosions rang out as smoke filled the air.

https://www.firehouse.com/operations-training/news/21261433/two-firefighters-injured-at-5alarm-fire-at-piscataway-nj-pepsi-plant

PENOBSCOT MCCRUM, Belfast, Maine
March 24, 2022

Fire crews from several towns battled a fire at the Penobscot McCrum potato processing plant in Belfast.

Officials said the fire was started by one of the facility’s large fryolator machines.

Founded in 1886, Penobscot McCrum is a family business dedicated to providing specialty frozen potato products to an array of businesses.

https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/several-crews-respond-to-fire-at-belfast-potato-factory-penobscot-mccrum-maine/97-5313831f-2858-4f94-bad8-76a020444097

MARICOPA FOOD PANTRY, Maricopa, Arizona
March 28, 2022

It’s a long road to recovery for Maricopa Food Pantry after a fire destroyed around 50,000 pounds of food.

The fire came dangerously close to Mountain View Community Church, where the food pantry is feeding the community.

The food pantry was founded more than 20 years ago.

https://www.azfamily.com/2022/03/29/50000-lb-food-destroyed-after-fire-ripped-through-maricopa-food-pantry/

RIO FRESH INC., San Juan, Texas
March 31, 2022

A structure fire caused significant damage to a large portion of key fresh onion packing facilities in south Texas.

Rio Fresh grows, packs, and ships a large variety of Texas-grown items including Texas 1015 sweet onions, cabbage, kale, greens, and melons.

https://vegetablegrowersnews.com/news/fire-damages-rio-fresh-onion-warehouse-facility/

EAST CONWAY BEEF & PORK, Conway, New Hampshire
April 11, 2022

A fire broke out at East Conway Beef & Pork. Flames engulfed the building and the firefighters were not able to save any of it.

Neighbors helped drive away the cattle when the fire broke out.

Firefighters from the East Conway Volunteer Fire Department said the same facility burned down about 10 years ago.

https://darik.news/maine/the-fire-destroyed-a-meat-market-in-conway-this-is-not-the-first-time/202204545468.html

GEM STATE PROCESSING, Heyburn, Idaho
April 13, 2022

A plane crashed into an Idaho potato and food processing plant. It hit Gem State Processing in Heyburn in East Idaho at about 8:35 a.m., city police said.

The pilot was the only person in the plane and died during the crash. None of the employees at the processing plant were injured.

Gem State Processing sources 18,000 acres of Idaho potatoes.

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/national/article260423897.html

AZURE STANDARD HEADQUARTER FACILITY, Dufur, Oregon
April 18, 2022

The headquarters of Azure Standard, the nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire overnight.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

The loss of the facility and the impact on companywide operations is being assessed and expected to be limited and temporary. No other Azure Standard facilities were affected.

https://www.columbiagorgenews.com/fire-destroys-azure-standard-headquarter-facility/article_7df4657c-c03e-11ec-a8c2-5f88e266c6db.html

NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS, Leoti, Kansas
April 19, 2022

A fire at a fertilizer company in western Kansas prompted evacuations because hazardous materials were involved.

The Ford County Regional Hazardous Materials Team was deployed to Leoti to fight the blaze and remove hazardous materials.

The fire began around 3:30 p.m. at a Nutrien Ag Solutions plant in Leoti.

https://www.ksn.com/news/state-regional/chemical-fire-in-leoti-causing-evacuations/

GENERAL MILLS, Covington, Georgia
April 21, 2022

Investigators gathered at the General Mills plant in Covington to comb through the wreckage of a deadly plane crash.

A twin-engine Cessna crashed into several semi-trailers at a remote part of the cereal plant, killing two people.

Police said the plane appeared to explode on impact. Witnesses said there were a series of small explosions after the crash. About six trailers that were parked together and believed to be mostly empty caught fire and were damaged after the crash.

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/investigators-comb-through-plane-crash-wreckage-at-general-mills-plant-in-covington

GENERAL MILLS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
April 24, 2022

Cedar Rapids firefighters responded to a fire Saturday morning on the roof of the General Mills food processing plant.

The fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. at the General Mills manufacturing site at 4800 Edgewood Road SW, according to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.

Steam and smoke were visible near a spot where a vent stack makes contact with the roof, and thermal imaging confirmed high heat below their position.

https://www.firefighternation.com/firefighting/general-mills-food-processing-plant-roof-catches-fire-in-cedar-rapids-ia%ef%bf%bc/

HORMEL FOODS FACILITY, Suffolk, Virginia
April 25, 2022

Officials launched an investigation into the cause of a blaze that broke out Monday night at the Hormel Foods facility in Suffolk, VA.

The fire at the Culloden Street site was called in at 6:28 p.m. and crews arrived on scene at 6:32 p.m., the City of Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue said in a release posted to its Facebook page.

Flames were under control inside the cold storage building at 6:47 p.m. No firefighters were injured during the response. The Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office is looking into the cause of the fire.

Hormel’s Suffolk plant manufactures Planter’s products, according to coverage by the Suffolk News-Herald. The company acquired the location as part of its 2021 acquisition of Kraft Heinz’s nuts business.

https://www.powderbulksolids.com/food-beverage/blaze-ignites-vent-system-hormel-foods-facility

AGRIWAY PARTNERS, Kalona, Washington
April 28, 2022

Local fire departments responded to a call for smoldering grain in the basement of Agriway Partners at 126 E Avenue in Kalona.

Firefighters on scene were able to remove the burning grain in buckets and secure the area. Kalona Fire Chief Jerry Zahradnek said the fire appeared to have begun inside the mixing mill leg, resulting in fire both inside and outside of the equipment.

https://www.kciiradio.com/2022/04/30/local-departments-handle-kalona-grain-fire/

PERDUE FARMS, Chesapeake, West Virginia

April 30, 2022

A soybean processing tank caught fire at the Perdue Farms plant in Chesapeake.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a large soybean processing tank on fire.

All soybeans had to be removed from the tank to ensure that the fire is completely out.

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2588767352934/perdue-farms-plant-catches-fire-in-chesapeake

SALADINO FOOD PROCESSING PLANT, Fresno, California
May 1, 2022

A fire broke out at Saladino’s food processing plant on Shaw Avenue and Golden State Boulevard.

Several employees were evacuated from the building while firefighters put out the flames.

Hours later, firefighters responded to an ammonia leak at the same building. It’s unclear whether the leak was related to the fire.

https://abc30.com/fresno-food-processing-plant-fire-saladinos-foodservice-amonia-leak-employees-evacuated/11811148/

JBS MEAT PACKING PLANT, Green Bay, Wisconsin
June 7, 2022

A fire occurred at the JBS meat packing plant in Green Bay.

Officials say they responded to the fire around 6:30 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters noticed flames on the roof.

Crews were able to control the fire within 15 minutes. No injuries were reported. However, around $30,000 in damages were reported.

https://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/fire-at-jbs-meat-packing-plant-in-green-bay-causes-nearly-30-000-in-damage

FESTIVE FOODS, Belmont, Wisconsin
June 13, 2022

A fire ignited inside a food manufacturing facility in the town of Belmont near the Portage-Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

Multiple fire departments responded and were able to put out the fire in nine hours.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/another-blow-us-food-market-fire-breaks-food-processing-plant-west-waupaca-county-wisconsin/

Meet the 14 GOP Senators Who Voted to Advance ‘Gun Safety’ Bill

BY CHRIS QUEEN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/chris-queen/2022/06/22/meet-the-14-gop-senators-who-voted-to-advance-gun-safety-bill-n1607115;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

On Tuesday night, the Senate voted to advance a “gun safety” bill in response to shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y. (the media has conveniently forgotten the shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, Calif., that took place between the other two shootings but didn’t fit The Narrative™ for the gun-control crowd).

The Hill framed the vote as the moment when the Senate “broke through nearly 30 years of stalemate on gun control legislation.”

I won’t rehash the bill here; instead, I’ll refer to my colleague Stephen Kruiser, who pointed out the worst features of the 80-page legislation:

There are two HUGE problems with this legislation, especially for conservatives: it legitimizes both federal intervention in state matters and “red flag” laws. The latter is particularly problematic because implementation is rife with gray areas, no matter how many stipulations are in place. As I have been fond of saying, once red-flag laws are on the books, we’re on the most slippery of slippery slopes. One day people are raising legitimate concerns, the next we have people reporting the neighbor who just rubs them the wrong way.

Those facts didn’t stop the measure from passing by a vote of 64-34. Every single one of the Democrats voted in favor of advancing the bill, which means that 14 Republicans went along with it. Here they are:

Some of those names are the usual suspects, the ones who are going to “go rogue” and vote with the Dems on other issues too.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the guy whose constituents booed him over his support for compromise legislation, ran point on the negotiations with Democrats at the behest of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

The Hill reports the negotiations in a way that makes them sound just as sinister as compromising with Democrats to violate the Second Amendment should: “McConnell tapped Cornyn to lead the negotiations for Republicans shortly after a bipartisan group of senators met in Murphy’s basement to begin talks in hopes of finding a way to respond to the Buffalo and Uvalde shootings.”

One of the most remarkable things about this list is that, while the usual squishes (Collins, Murkowski, Romney) appear on it, none of them have a low rating with the National Rifle Association. In fact, Collins rates a B with the NRA, while the rest have an A (Portman, Romney, Blunt, Cassidy, Graham, Tillis, Capito, Ernst, Murkowski) or an A+ (Cornyn, McConnell, Burr, Young) rating from the NRA.

Related: How (and Why) the Media Deliberately Inflates the Numbers on School Shootings

Of the “GOP Gun Control 14,” as Off the Press calls them, only Murkowski and Young are facing re-election in 2022. Blunt, Burr, and Portman aren’t running for another term, so the vast majority of these senators have nothing to lose this election cycle.

Gun rights groups aren’t happy, needless to say.

“Once again, so-called ‘conservative’ Senators are making clear they believe that the rights of American citizens can be compromised away,” Erich Pratt of Gun Owners of America said in a statement. “Let me be clear, they have NO AUTHORITY to compromise with our rights, and we will not tolerate legislators who are willing to turn gun owners into second-class citizens.”

“We will oppose this gun control legislation because it falls short at every level,” read a statement from the NRA. “It does little to truly address violent crime while opening the door to unnecessary burdens on the exercise of Second Amendment freedom by law-abiding gun owners. This bill leaves too much discretion in the hands of government officials and also contains undefined and overbroad provisions – inviting interference with our constitutional freedoms.”

Stephen Gutowski reports at The Reload:

“Since the shooting, my office has received tens of thousands of calls, letters, and emails with a singular message: Do something,” Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas), a negotiator from the Republican side, said in a floor speech. “Not do nothing. But do something. I think we’ve found some areas where there is some space for compromise”

“Today, we finalized bipartisan, commonsense legislation to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country,” Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.), a key coalition member from the Democratic side, said in a statement. “Our legislation will save lives and will not infringe on any law-abiding American’s Second Amendment rights.”

Gutowski also points out that the vote to advance the bill suggests that the votes are there to pass the bill before Congress goes on its Independence Day break.

ANTISEMITISM AT GERMAN ART SHOW; CLEVELAND, OHIO MUSLIM “OFFICER OF THE YEAR” EXPOSED FOR JEW HATRED, PRAISING HITLER

Leading Art Show In Germany Displays Antisemitic Work

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/leading-art-show-in-germany-displays-antisemitic-work;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

For understandable reasons, the German government claims to be and sometimes is, acutely sensitive to displays, public or private, of antisemitism. Included in the internationally recognized definition of antisemitism is criticism leveled at Israel that is not leveled against any other country for similar behavior. And especially to be censured as antisemitic are the grotesque comparisons that are made between the IDF and the Nazis. Antisemitic exhibits were present at this year’s Documenta, held in Kassel, one of the two most important displays of contemporary art in the world (the other is the Venice Biennale). A report on this moral disaster is here: “Leading Contemporary Art Show Opens in Germany Amid Political Storm Over ‘Antisemitic’ Exhibits,” by Ben Cohen, Algemeiner, June 19, 2022:

The top official tasked with combating antisemitism in Germany has criticized a leading art show that was opened by the country’s president on Saturday for failing to deal with the accusations of antisemitism that have overshadowed its production.

Speaking to the German news outlet Bild am Sonntag, Felix Klein — the German federal commissioner for countering antisemitism — commented that the Documenta art festival, which opened this weekend in the city of Kassel, had failed to dispel the impression that some of the artworks now on display promote antisemitic tropes.

It wasn’t just that the Documenta organizers and some of its participants had ”failed to dispel the impression” that some of the artworks on display were antisemitic. This was no mere “impression,” but an absolutely clear manifestation, of antisemitism

Mounted every five years and regarded as the world’s leading contemporary art show alongside the Venice Biennale, the current edition of the Documenta festival has been curated by Ruangrupa, a collective of Indonesian artists which supports the ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ (BDS) movement seeking to isolate Israel politically, culturally and economically. The Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, passed a motion in May 2019 that decried the BDS campaign as antisemitic and urged the government to regard organizations advocating Israel’s elimination, or a boycott of Israel, as ineligible for state funding.

Indonesia is a Muslim country and Indonesians are, unsurprisingly, anti-Israel. This is not a secret. Once it had been understood by the German government that the 2022 show would be organized by a collective of Indonesian artists, did no one in the political echelon worry about what kinds of “artists” and “art” those anti-Israel Indonesians might select to appear in the Documenta festival?

One of the artistic groups participating in the festival, the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, located in the West Bank city of Ramallah, has repeatedly expressed support for boycotts of artistic events in Israel. The center is named in honor of Khalil al-Sakakini, a Palestinian scholar who lived in Jerusalem prior to Israel’s creation in 1948 and was openly sympathetic to Nazi Germany.

It is the official policy of the German government to oppose BDS and to outlaw any attempts to promote it. But when it came to Documenta it was asleep at the wheel. When did it find out that one of the groups taking part in the festival – a very great honor, one proving most profitable, in the art world – was a Palestinian cultural center named after Khalil al-Sakakini, a prominent Arab scholar who had been a Nazi supporter during World War II. Sakakini believed that Nazi Germany could “liberate Palestine from the Jew.” He wrote that Adolf Hitler had opened the world’s eyes to Jewish world power and that Germany had stood up to the Jews and put them in their place. This is the man after whom that Palestinian “cultural center” was named, the same center now showing its “art” from June to September to millions of visitors expected at Documenta. It would have taken approximately one minute to learn all about the unsavory Sakakini, but no one in the German government bothered. No alarm bells, no curiosity, no worry about Indonesian sympathizers with antisemitic Palestinians choosing the exhibitors.

One of the artworks being exhibited at the show was produced by a Palestinian group calling itself “The Question of Funding.” A series produced by one of its artists, Mohammed Al Hawajiri, titled “Guernica Gaza,” depicts Israeli military operations in Hamas-controlled Gaza as akin to the bombing of the Spanish city of Guernica by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War — an atrocity that was famously rendered in the painting “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso.

The message [of this painting]: Israel’s army is what the Nazi air force was,” responded Leonard Kaminski of the German Antisemitism Research and Information Center (RIAS) in a post on Twitter. According to the widely-accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, “comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” are antisemitic.

The Nazis, testing their new planes in 1937, bombed the Basque town of Guernica, where there were only inoffensive civilians, killing or wounding one-third of its inhabitants. The Israeli military, on the other hand, does everything it can to avoid harming civilians. The IDF sends warnings to people in buildings that are soon to be targeted, by every means possible – telephoning, emailing, leafletting, and making use of the “knock-on-the-roof” technique. Given that Hamas always hides its weapons in or near civilian structures – houses, apartment buildings, schools, hospitals – it is hellishly difficult to avoid all civilian casualties, but Israel makes great efforts to minimize them, even if it means allowing some Hamas fighters to escape.

Another artwork made light of Palestinian terrorism against Israelis. A graphic assembled by the London-based artist Hamja Ashan shows the silhouette of a chicken on top of a machine gun, alongside the words Popular Front for the Liberation of Fried Chicken (PFLFC) — an allusion to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) which gained notoriety for airplane hijackings and gun attacks against civilians during the 1960s and 1970s.

Various Palestinian terrorist groups — the PLO, the DFLP (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine), the Abu Nidal Organization, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the PFLP, and others less known, as well as Arab terrorists acting on their own. have killed 3,500 Israelis, and wounded 25,000, since the 1948 war. This unfunny graphic of the harmless “chicken” is meant to belittle and mock Israeli anguish over those deaths – see, the graphic says, the PFLP is about as threatening to Israel as a “chicken.” Those Zionists, always making a fuss over nothing. What fun.

In his interview with Bild, Klein [Felix Klein, the German federal commissioner for countering antisemitism] deemed that the allegations of antisemitism leveled at the Documenta festival could not be “credibly dispelled.”

Not “credibly dispelled” is bureaucratese for what should be expressed more forcefully: “the antisemitism in these displays at the Documenta festival is both obvious and nauseating.”

Added Klein: “I very much regret that, especially after the heated public discussion about this.”

In his Saturday address that opened the Documenta festival, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed discomfort at the persistent charges of antisemitism that dogged the show’s preparation, saying that a “boycott of Israel is tantamount to denying its right to exist.”

Steinmeier denounced BDS as “a strategy of exclusion and stigmatization that cannot be separated from antisemitism.” He added that he regretted that the dispute could not be resolved through “a direct discussion between the representatives of the Global South [since when did Muslim states come to represent “the Global South”?], the Jewish community in Germany and Israel.”

By showing up to deliver a speech at the opening of Documenta, German President Steinmeier lent the event an undeserved respectability, when the exhibits I’ve mentioned above — and there were others similarly unpleasant — ought to be the subject of German shame and chagrin. He ought to have refused to appear, and instead explained that he could not in good conscience have anything to do with Documenta because of the clearly antisemitic exhibits it contained and that its organizers refused, after objections were made, to remove it.

Steinmeier’s appearance at the show was strongly criticized by Volker Beck, a former Green Party parliamentarian who now heads the German Israeli Society (DIG).

“It’s a bit pointless to lament now that a direct discussion between the representatives of the Global South and Documenta and the Jewish community in Germany did not come about,” Beck said. “Documenta didn’t want to invite representatives of the [Central Council of German Jews], just plenty of BDS representatives instead.”

Those meticulous Germans were apparently not meticulous enough to vet the exhibitors before the show opened when they might have pressured the organizers to remove the exhibits that displayed anti-Israel messages amounting to antisemitism. 

So what should the rest of us do? Let President Steinmeier’s office know of your deep unhappiness with certain exhibits that were part of this year’s Documenta festival. Make another statement by staying away from Kassel. Don’t visit Documenta, don’t review the exhibits at Documenta, don’t praise anything at Documenta, and don’t buy a damn thing that is now shown at Documenta. And five years from now, when Documenta, its hour come round again, at last, is being organized, make sure such an intolerable result is not repeated.

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Antisemitic Muslim 'Cop Of The Year' Tweets Discovered in Cleveland, Ohio:

Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Ismail Quran tweeted Jew-hatred, praise of Hitler

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/cleveland-officer-of-the-year-ismail-quran-tweeted-jew-hatred-praise-of-hitler;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The book whose name Ismail Quran bears teaches that the Jews are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

“Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Under Investigation for Anti-Semitic, Pro-Hitler Tweets,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, June 20, 2022:

Cleveland’s 2019 police officer of the year is under investigation for a series of anti-Semitic social media posts that include praise for Adolf Hitler and the Hamas terrorist organization.

Ismail Quran is under investigation by the Cleveland police internal affairs unit for posting “inappropriate social media content,” a department spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon on Monday.

Quran has posted several anti-Semitic messages on social media, including a “salute to Hitler the great” and messages threatening violence against Jewish people, according to tweets provided by Canary Mission, a watchdog group that tracks anti-Semitic activity online….

The Cleveland police department hired Quran in 2018, several years after most of the public tweets were issued. Quran was presented with a belated 2019 officer of the year award in November 2021, more than a year after Canary Mission first exposed many of Quran’s anti-Semitic posts. At the award ceremony, the department said “Officer Ismail Quran has truly embodied the community policing philosophy for the Cleveland Division of Police.” The Cleveland police department is facing allegations it tried to sweep the controversy under the rug and ignore Quran’s bigotry. The officer is “assigned to administrative duties” while the investigation is underway….

When asked for comment on Quran’s posts, a Cleveland police spokesman informed the Free Beacon that the officer is under investigation, though it is unclear what the repercussions could be….

In October 2015, he stated, “Lol bum ass Jew tried to intimidate me. … Don’t try that shit with me.”

“The Jewish lobby,” he wrote in August 2014, runs “the USA.”

Quran claimed in an August 2014 tweet that the Hamas terror group, which routinely kills Jewish civilians in terror attacks, is merely “defending their land.”

In a July 2014 tweet, Quran wrote, “Fuck that Jew” in response to a message wishing an Israeli basketball player good luck. Quran’s tweet included a picture captioned, “LET ME SALUTE TO HITLER THE GREAT. He said ‘I would have killed all the Jews of the world, but I kept some to show the world why I killed them.’”…

Most of these posts were active as of June 2022, though many were deleted when reports about Quran’s rhetoric began to emerge. Canary Mission has documented all of them on its website.

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SEE ALSO:

'Salute to Hitler:' Cleveland cop investigated for antisemitic posts - The Jerusalem Post

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-710022

AND:

Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Under Investigation for Anti-Semitic, Pro-Hitler Tweets

https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/06/20/cleveland-officer-of-the-year-under-investigation-for-anti-semitic-pro-hitler-tweets/

AND:

Cleveland’s ‘Officer of the Year’ Praised Hitler, Joined Facebook Group Honoring Bin Laden

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/clevelands-officer-of-the-year-praised-hitler-joined-facebook-group-honoring-bin-laden

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