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Pakistan: Supreme Court declines petition to protect Christian girls from forced conversion and marriage to Muslims

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/pakistan-supreme-court-declines-petition-to-protect-christian-girls-from-forced-conversion-and-marriage-to-muslims;

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Pakistan is a leading nation in promoting Muslim victimology worldwide and advancing the “Islamophobia” agenda. The manipulative promotion of Islamic blasphemy doctrine is unceasing, while Muslim men continue to kidnap, forcibly convert and rape Christian, Hindu and Sikh girls on a routine basis.

The persecution worldwide by Muslims of both those Muslims who are deemed to be apostates and of infidels is unmatched by any other group. Still, the lie that Muslims are suffering under systemic “Islamophobia” persists. French teacher Samuel Paty was openly beheaded in France while multitudes of Muslims protested against his allegedly committing blasphemy, instead of protesting against the fact that he was beheaded. This kind of behavior would never be tolerated from any other religion but Islam, the so-called “religion of peace.”

“Christians suffer court setback in child marriages in Pakistan,” Morning Star News, July 22, 2021:

Efforts to end the abduction and forced conversion/marriage of minor Christian girls suffered a setback when the Supreme Court of Pakistan last week declined to intervene in the issue, sources said.

Supreme Court Justice Mushir Alam on Wednesday (July 14) rejected an appeal by a senior church leader for a constitutional petition to protect Christian girls from forcible conversion to Islam and marriage to Muslims.

“We had pinned our hopes on the Supreme Court for addressing this longstanding genuine grievance of the Pakistani Christians, but we are deeply disappointed and saddened by this decision,” Bishop Azad Marshall, moderator bishop of the Church of Pakistan and president of the National Council of Churches in Pakistan (NCCP), told Morning Star News. “The court has, however, stated in the order that it will take this issue up if we bring a specific case before it.”

Filed by renowned human rights lawyer Saif Ul Malook on behalf of Marshall, the petition stated that Pakistan accords a degree of permanence to the abduction and forcible conversion of Christian girls by allowing them to marry Muslims without ascertaining the pressures coming to bear on girls when they make declarations of consent before trial and high courts, nor taking into account their intellectual, emotional and social maturity.

The petition asserted that courts fail to consider whether declarations of consent are voluntary or result from threats, psychological abuse and conditioning and fear of social stigma and rebuke.

The petition also asked the court to recognize the difference between Pakistani penal laws and sharia (Islamic law), as the latter is one of the major causes behind the exploitation of Christian girls.

Marshall said the petition was filed under the Pakistani constitution’s Article 184(3), under which the Supreme Court has “original jurisdiction in matters of public importance with reference to the enforcement of any of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan.”

The court’s objection that the petition improperly invoked Article 184(3) by failing to address an individual grievance, Marshall said, “in our opinion, is not sustainable because the matter is not restricted to an individual case; rather, it relates to the entire Christian population in Pakistan and violation of their fundamental rights.”….

Why We Should Not Heed Ilhan Omar’s Call for a Special Envoy to Fight ‘Islamophobia’

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/why-we-should-not-heed-ilhan-omars-call-for-a-special-envoy-to-fight-islamophobia;

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Never mind that the very term “Islamophobia” is used to silence all legitimate criticism of Islam. Such criticism is said to be based on an “irrational hatred” (a phobia) of Islam and of Muslims, but many of us believe that anyone who studies both the text of the Qur’an, and the observable behavior of Muslims toward non-Muslims both now, and during the past 1400 years, has good grounds for alarm about the Muslims in our midst.

Ilhan Omar’s proposal that a special envoy be appointed who would monitor and fight islamophobia, is discussed previously at Jihad Watch here, and here also: “Omar leads lawmakers in calling for US envoy to combat Islamophobia,” by Aris Folley, The Hill, July 20, 2021:

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and other Democratic lawmakers have signed onto a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to appoint a special envoy tasked with monitoring and combatting Islamophobia.

In the letter sent Tuesday [July 20], Omar and two dozen other lawmakers cited the spike in Islamophobia seen in recent years as well as the “persecution of Muslims manifesting itself around the world.”

What “spike in Islamophobia” is that? Hasn’t she noticed that during the past decade the Western world has flung open its gates to millions of Muslims who have been allowed to settle in the very midst of European states, deep behind what Muslims are taught to regard as enemy lines? Muslims have brought a “spike” in crime rates and in terrorism wherever they live. By taking advantage of every possible benefit that the generous welfare states of Western Europe offer – free or highly subsidized housing, free education, free medical care, family allowances, and more, Muslim migrants have cost the European taxpayers tens of billions of dollars – and counting.

All of this surely contributes to the “rational” antipathy that Europeans increasingly feel toward the Muslim migrants now in their lands, who largely refuse to integrate, supplement their welfare payments with crimes of property, and threaten the security on the streets of both women and of Jews. Meanwhile, both governments and the media confuse the public, in some cases by failing to identify Muslim terrorists as Muslims, or if they are so identified, the public is so often told by the police that the perpetrator was likely suffering from a “mental illness.” No one bothers to investigate what is in the Qur’an that explains perfectly such behavior by Muslims, including their duty to “strike terror in the hearts of the Unbelievers.” Mainstream journalists, and the police, are hellbent on ensuring that the public does not learn the contents of the Qur’an. Big Tech companies – including Google and Facebook – are willing collaborators in this effort, making it harder for islamocritical sites such as Jihad Watch to reach their potential audience. Public figures, from presidents on down, bend over backward to assure the public that Islam is a “tolerant and peaceful religion,” and tell us that “we mustn’t allow extremists to define Islam. We must not make the mistake of blaming Islam. For if we do, the terrorists will have won.”

Meanwhile, in the real world, since 9/11/2001 there have been nearly 40,000 separate terrorist attacks by Muslims.

When people start to mistrust or dislike Muslims, such feelings are based on what they observe of Muslim behavior and attitudes. It is based on real evidence and does not reflect a pathological mental condition. Antisemitism is a very different phenomenon. It is a pathological condition; Jews are hated not for what they say or do, but for who they are. And nothing they say or do will change the mind of the convinced antisemite.

Antisemitism is a much bigger problem than anti-Muslim attitudes; outside Muslim countries themselves, where sectarian strife is common, anti-Muslim attitudes rarely result in violence. Jews in the U.S. are 2.5 times as likely to be attacked than Muslims. Outside the U.S., in Europe, anti-Jewish attacks are 5 ties more likely than anti-Muslim attacks.

The lawmakers also pointed to a recent annual report released by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), in which the office identified multiple countries with “patterns of mistreatment and human rights violations against either their entire Muslim populations or particular sects of Muslims.

Obviously the situation of Muslims in China, where one million Uighurs are in re-education camps, a carefully-bowdlerized Qur’an is the only version of the book that Muslims may possess, imams are humiliated by being made to dance in public and declare their allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party, the observance of Ramadan is made more difficult by forcing restaurants to remain open all day but then to close at night before the Iftar dinner, long “Islamic” beards must be cut, and Muslim first names are forbidden, is very bad. But other than China, and to a much lesser extent Myanmar, there is very little mistreatment of Muslims except in Muslim lands themselves. In Pakistan, Sunni terrorist groups such as Sipah-e-Sahaba specialize in killing Shiites, destroying their mosques and schools. Also in Pakistan, Ahmadi Muslims are by law not allowed to identify themselves as Muslims; they are despised as “Qadianis” who are guilty of “blasphemy” for believing that the 19th-century founder of the sect was indeed the Last of the Prophets. Ahmadis are a frequent object of both government repression and of private parties desirous of inflicting their own murderous punishments for blasphemy on the Ahmadis.

In Saudi Arabia, the Shi’a, almost all of whom live in the Eastern Province of al-Hasa where the oilfields are located, are mistreated by their Sunni political overlords; the Shi’a-populated province receives less aid from the central government to build much-needed infrastructure than any other region; it is also difficult for the Shi’a to obtain government employment. In Iran, it is the reverse. The Sunni Baloch in eastern Iran, on the border with Pakistan, are discriminated against by the Shi’a central government. Finally, in Afghanistan, the uber-Sunni Taliban was in the process of massacring the Shi’a Hazara in 2001 when the American troops arrived and rescued them; the Taliban have this year already renewed attacks on the Hazaras, not even waiting for all of the American troops to leave.

Ilhan Omar and her fellow lawmakers again:

“In addition to state-sponsored policies of Islamophobia, we have seen a disturbing rise in incidents of Islamophobic violence committed by individuals connected to larger transnational white supremacist networks, including but by no means limited to the mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019 and the recent murder of a Muslim Canadian family in London, Ontario,” the lawmakers wrote.

Other than China, where are there “state-sponsored policies of Islamophobia”? Only Myanmar comes to mind, for its attempt to drive Muslim Rohingya, regarded as a security threat by the Burmese Buddhists, into Bangladesh. But certainly, there are none anywhere in the Western world, where governments and the media have dedicated themselves to minimizing domestic Muslim threats. As for Omar’s reference to “larger transnational white supremacist networks,” neither Brendon Tarrant, who carried out the mosque shooting in Christchurch nor Nathaniel Veltman, who ran over a Muslim family in Ontario, had connections to such networks. They were lone wolves.

The lawmakers went on to strongly urge Blinken to establish the new role dedicated to combatting Islamophobia, calling it “a genuinely global problem that the United States should tackle globally.”

Ilhan Omar and her fellows want this proposal for the appointment of a special envoy on Islamophobia to achieve two goals. First, they want to impress upon the world that Muslims are every bit as much the victims of irrational hatred as the Jews whom Ilhan Omar thinks get far too much attention. Second, they want to use the charge of “Islamophobia” as a way to silence all legitimate Islam critics from continuing their work and, especially, to reduce their presence online.

Elder of Ziyon comments on this here.

This would make worldwide bigotry worse, not better.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom report that members of Congress reference various issues of religious intolerance, including antisemitism and intolerance towards Muslims. It also describes bigotry against Sikhs, Hindus, Yazidis, Christians and specific Christian sects like Copts and Jehovah’s Witnesses….

It would be interesting to know if Ilhan Omar would support the appointment of a special envoy on anti-Hinduism, who would have to focus on Muslim persecution of Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Would she want our government to establish a special envoy to report on the persecution of Sikhs in Pakistan? And what would Ilhan Omar say if President Biden were to appoint a special envoy on the persecution and murder of Christians worldwide, which — always excepting China and North Korea — is almost entirely the handiwork of Muslims in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, and Nigeria?

I suspect – don’t you? –that Ilhan Omar would resent any attempt to enlarge the number of such envoys; she wouldn’t want anything to distract from the attention paid to the work of the newly-appointed envoy on “Islamophobia.” Why she might even volunteer to take on the task herself.

If Ilhan Omar has her way, this new envoy would focus only on discrimination by “white supremacists” against Muslims. Muslim discrimination against other Muslims, which affects tens of millions of Sunnis, Shia, Ahmadis, and Sufis, would simply be ignored.

Hatred of Jews is not based on rationality. It is, rather, a pathological condition. It has nothing to do with what Jews do or do not do, whether they are capitalists or communists, deeply religious or atheists, Little-Enders or Big-Enders. For this hatred, it is sufficient that they are Jews.

Whatever an antisemite loathes most is the very quality he will attribute to the Jews. Reality does not matter. If he hates the rich, the Jews are “shylocks of high finance.” If he is against vaccines, Jews are “pushing vaccines to cause sterility among the Gentiles.” And so on, with so many possibilities to pin on “the Jews,” each more absurd than the last.

Omar cannot abide the focus on antisemitism. The Jews, the Jews, always the Jews, she can’t stand it: “What about the Muslims? What about Islamophobia?” She wants to push Muslims forward as equally the victims – no, even greater victims – of unreasoning hatred, than are Jews. None of the statistics on hate crimes compiled by the FBI bear her out; Jews are 2.5 times as likely to be the victims of hate crimes as Jews. Furthermore, she specifies in her statement about a special envoy on Islamophobia that “white supremacists” are to be blamed, just as they to be blamed for antisemitism. Neither is true. It’s not white supremacists, it’s not even non-Muslims, but other Muslims of rival sects, who pose the greatest danger to Muslims.

Antisemitism is “the oldest hatred” in time and the one with the farthest range in space. In its violence and virulence, it far outdoes any of the other ethnic or religious hatreds. It can be found all over the lands of what was once Western Christendom. It can be found, too, all over the Muslim lands. Those who feel antipathy for Muslims do so because of what Muslims believe and do. Those who feel that extreme antipathy for Jews known as antisemitism do so no matter what Jews believe and do.

Antisemitism is a hatred that, in its obsessiveness, is like no other, and to be properly combated requires a long period of mental immunization that has to begin in early adulthood. This hatred can never disappear, though the number of its adherents can be reduced to manageable proportions. But no one, least of all a crude antisemite such as Ilhan Omar, should be allowed to divert energy and attention away from that fight by claiming, both falsely, and with malice aforethought, that “Islamophobia” is just as bad. There are six million ghosts who beg to differ.

 

Biden Frees Al Qaeda Commander Who Blew Up Buddhas

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/biden-frees-al-qaeda-commander-who-blew-up-buddhas;

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When the Taliban and its Al Qaeda allies blew up two giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan, it put the Jihadist alliance on the world’s radar even before the September 11 attacks.

The destruction of the statues was widely condemned by just about everyone. Even Democrats.

Now, Joe Biden has decided to free an Al Qaeda commander who helped bomb the statues.

As the Taliban retake Afghanistan, Biden’s decision to free Abdul Latif Nasir signals support for the Jihadists and for the North African Muslim Brotherhood regime that agreed to harbor Nasir.

There were plenty of reasons to keep Abdul Latif Nasir safely locked up in Gitmo. Even the Obama administration, which made it its mission to free every Islamic terrorist, was having trouble springing Nasir. Government documents describe the accused Al Qaeda terrorist as an explosives instructor who also trained Al-Qaeda recruits in the “use of the AK-47, rocket-propelled grenades, Beka machine gun, and mortars” and received “advanced training in explosives and poisons at the chemical laboratory” at Osama bin Laden’s Mall Six Compound.

Nasir admitted to being “the emir of al-Qaida fighters at the Kabul front” and had been in charge of 250 Jihadists at Tora Bora. He’s young enough, in his fifties, to jump into any one of a number of conflicts, and he has the kind of experience that would be invaluable to Al Qaeda and ISIS.

Just to make things even easier for the Jihadists, the Biden regime isn’t even trying to ship Nasir to some out-of-the-way place but is sending him right back to Morocco whose elected political system is run by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Development Party (PJD).

PJD boss Saad-Eddine El Othmani, falsely described as ’moderate’ by the media, recently congratulated Hamas, PJD’s fellow Muslim Brotherhood branch, for its “victory” over Israel. Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda leaders had been Brotherhood members and the PJD has its own terrorist links. Sending Abdul Latif Nasir to the Brotherhood’s Morocco is aiding terrorism.

“The United States commends the Kingdom of Morocco for its long-time partnership in securing both countries’ national security interests. The United States is also extremely grateful for the Kingdom’s willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility,” the Biden administration stated in a note of appreciation, thanking the Muslim Brotherhood for helping Biden free Islamic terrorists while compromising national security.

While in American custody, Abdul Latif Nasir praised the bombing of the Ghirba Synagogue in nearby Tunisia. Al Qaeda claimed credit for the attack and Nasir was able to name one of the attackers. He also praised an Egyptian bus attack in which Islamic terrorists threw Molotov cocktails at buses full of tourists, but claimed that the targets had been intended to be Jews.

Morocco currently has the largest Jewish community in the region outside Israel. After claiming to care about antisemitism, Biden has chosen to dispatch an antisemitic terrorist to Morrocco.

There is a lot of old and ugly unfinished Arab Spring business from the Obama administration hanging over Nasir. Releasing him reopens some of those old wounds and lethal threats.

Both American and Morrocan authorities suspected that Nasir had been a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. The Obama administration had celebrated the Muslim Brotherhood’s brokering of a peace deal with the LIFG in which it switched its allegiances from Al Qaeda to the Brotherhood. That deal with Obama and the Brotherhood proved to be Gadaffi’s last mistake.

The LIFG played a crucial role in the Islamist overthrow of Gaddafi, but the decision to harbor LIFG Jihadists struck home when an Islamic terrorist linked to the group carried out the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 23 and injured over a thousand. Another LIFG member, Ahmed Abu Khattala, led the attack on the American mission in Benghazi leading to the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Releasing Nasir is the latest chapter in pandering to the LIFG.

What all of this means is that if Abdul Latif Nasir decides to get back in the game, he’ll have plenty of options in his own backyard and plenty of contacts. He won’t be the only ex-Gitmo terrorist as the Jihadists released by Biden join those already set loose by Obama.

Al Qaeda figures identified Nasir as a “member of the Training Subcommittee of the Military Committee” and as a “weapons purchaser”. Before the assessments were hijacked by Obama’s pro-terror activists, they warned that he “will probably engage in future hostilities or support foreign fighters”.

The assessment also noted that Nasir had “threatened members of the JTF-GTMO guard force to the effect of referencing the 11 September 2001 attacks”.

Nasir had gone to Afghanistan because he “wished to fight and die as a martyr.”

Like its predecessor Obama administration, the Biden administration is empowering terrorists and endangering lives around the world. The assessments and reports on Nasir suggest that it’s highly likely that he will return to the Jihad. He has already allegedly been involved or sought involvement in a variety of conflicts from Chechnya to Libya to Afghanistan. But the instability created in North Africa by Obama’s Arab Spring will leave him plenty of options back home.

Nasir has also expressed a preference for killing Jews. His release is another warning that the Biden administration, like its predecessor, has no regard for the threat Jihadists pose to Jews.

Finally, if Nasir returns to training Islamic terrorists, it’s likely that American soldiers will face his students in battle. Despite Biden’s false claim to have withdrawn from Afghanistan, 600 U.S. soldiers have been left behind. Not to mention diplomats, aid workers, and other Americans.

American forces also continue to maintain a presence in North Africa and the Middle East. Last month, the United States held African Lion, the annual military exercise in the region, in Morocco which involved, among others, personnel from the Georgia National Guard.

Releasing Nasir endangers the lives of American forces participating in future military exercises.

Among Abdul Latif Nasir’s dark history, the assessment mentions that the Al Qaeda terrorist was “the explosives expert who assisted the Taliban in destroying the Bamyan Buddha figures”.

As the Taliban retake Afghanistan, Biden’s decision to release the terrorist-linked to an act that first brought the Taliban to the attention of the world sends a message of support for terrorism.

The Jihad could not have gotten a clearer thumbs up from the Biden administration.

ANTISEMITIC ICE CREAM VENDOR Ben & Jerry’s Board chair supports jihad terror against Israel, has defended Hamas and Hizballah

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/07/ben-jerrys-board-chair-supports-jihad-terror-against-israel-has-defended-hamas-and-hizballah;

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What would have been surprising would have been if Ben and Jerry’s had a Board chair who opposed jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women.

“Meet Ben & Jerry’s Board Chair: Anti-Israel Activist Has Published Defenses of Hezbollah, Hamas,” by Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon, July 23, 2021:

Ben & Jerry’s board chairwoman isn’t your average corporate suit. A social justice warrior who’s now under increased scrutiny in the wake of the company’s announcement that it will boycott Israel’s West Bank and East Jerusalem, she has a lengthy history of left-wing activism that includes publishing columns defending Hezbollah and supporting U.S. funding to Hamas.

Anuradha Mittal, the leading force behind the ice cream company’s decision to stop selling its products in parts of Israel, founded the Oakland Institute, which describes itself as an “independent policy think tank,” in 2004 and serves as its executive director. The group has published articles defending Hezbollah and Hamas, terrorist groups that seek the destruction of the Jewish state.

Ben & Jerry’s is under increased scrutiny for its decision to join the anti-Israel boycott movement, which follows criticism over the ice cream maker’s partnership with anti-Semitic figures during the Women’s March in 2018. At the time, the company defended its work with Linda Sarsour, one of the march leaders who was ousted for anti-Semitism. Multiple state and local governments, including Texas and Florida, are considering sanctioning Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever, over the boycott decision.

Mittal published an article written by Green Party Senate candidate Todd Chretien during the Israel-Lebanon war in 2006 arguing that progressives should support Hezbollah.

“You do not have to agree with all of Hezbollah’s ideas to support their resistance to Israel,” wrote Chretien. “Condemning ‘both sides’ in the Middle East is just like condemning ‘both sides’ in the American Civil War. During the Civil War, with all its complications, one side fought for slavery and the other fought for emancipation. Today in the Middle East, one side fights to rob and pillage, the other seeks self-determination and dignity.”

Chretien added that Hezbollah’s actions would encourage militants who were fighting U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

“Hezbollah has emerged as the hero to millions of Arabs and Muslims. Hezbollah’s fight will encourage the resistance in Iraq and it will give a boost to opposition forces in Egypt, Jordan and other American client states,” he wrote.

In a “policy brief” published the same year, Mittal expressed concern that the U.S. government would cut off funding to the recently elected Hamas government, which had just won control of Gaza.

“The U.S. has threatened to sever humanitarian aid to the people of Palestine for exercising their right to vote,” wrote Mittal. She argued that this decision would end up “bankrupting” Hamas, which had “assured the international community that all aid revenues will be used on salaries, daily lives, and infrastructure.”

Other articles published by the Oakland Institute claimed that Israel’s strike on Hezbollah was part of a years-long plan to “allow the Cheney/Rumsfeld war party to once again take control” and argued for “a voluntary and sensitive integration of Hezbollah into a reformed, viable Lebanese political arrangement.”…

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SEE ALSO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_%26_Jerry%27s

EXCERPT: "On 19 July 2021, it was announced that Ben & Jerry's plans to boycott "the Occupied Palestinian Territory," generally presumed in this context to mean West Bank settlements and Jewish neighborhoods of east Jerusalem. However, Anuradha Mittal, chairwoman of Ben & Jerry's Independent Board of Directors, said: "The statement released by Ben & Jerry's regarding its operation in Israel and the Occupied Palestine Territory does not reflect the position of the Independent Board nor was it approved by the Independent Board." In fact, the Ben & Jerry Board wanted to boycott Israel entirely, but was stopped from doing so by Unilever. Avi Zinger, CEO of Ben & Jerry's Israel, the franchisee in Israel since 1987, said he was unwilling to refuse to sell the ice cream to Israeli citizens in settlements and was legally prevented from doing so. In consequence, the company plans not to renew the franchise in 2022. The decision may also run foul of anti-boycott of Israel laws in place in many US states."

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Ben & Jerry’s Embraces BDS’s Israel-Hating Agenda

Why the “woke” ice cream company deserves to be frozen out.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/ben-jerrys-embraces-bdss-israel-hating-agenda-joseph-klein/

EXCERPTS:

“Ben & Jerry’s, a leading socially responsible international company, is finally bringing its policy on Israel’s regime of oppression against Palestinians in line with its progressive positions on Black Lives Matter and other justice struggles,” BDSmovement.net tweeted. “We hope Ben & Jerry’s has understood that, in harmony with its social justice commitments, there can be no business as usual with apartheid Israel.”

Adalah Justice Project, a U.S.-based pro-Palestinian advocacy group, tweeted, “This BDS win is because of our people power. Thank you Vermonters for Justice in Palestine, Movement for Black Lives, and all the organizers behind this win. Our demand remains a complete disengagement from all business dealings with apartheid Israel. We applaud @benandjerrys decision to end business in the settlements. Israel a settler colonial state from the river to the sea. We won't rest.”

Mittal’s own soul, if she has one, is filled with hate for the Jewish state. “The catastrophe continues,"  this anti-Semite tweeted on May 15, 2018. "#Nakba70 years later    #palestine bleeds    Boycott Divest Sanctions #israel,”

The Coalition for Jewish Values has organized an online petition on Change.org to boycott Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products.

Ben & Jerry’s supports all kinds of leftwing progressive causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement.

The “woke” company also slow-walked its response to the inhumane conditions under which migrants, many of them in the country illegally, toiled at dairy farms supplying Ben & Jerry’s with milk.

CDC withdraws fraudulent PCR (nose) testing protocol that was used to falsify covid “positives” to push the plandemic

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-25-cdc-withdraws-fraudulent-pcr-testing-protocol-used-to-falsify-covid-positives.html;

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(Natural News) After more than a year of committing scientific fraud to push false “positives” via PCR testing, the CDC has announced it is withdrawing the RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel on December 31st of this year:

After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only. CDC is providing this advance notice for clinical laboratories to have adequate time to select and implement one of the many FDA-authorized alternatives.

The use of PCR tests for covid illness diagnosis is a global scientific fraud since no PCR instrument can produce quantitative results that might indicate a specific viral load. Yet this CDC-approved testing protocol was relied on to fabricate the “casedemic” illusion which pretended that hundreds of millions of people around the world were infected with covid.

The entire thing was an elaborate quack science hoax, and anyone familiar with PCR technology (see below) has known this from the very start.

The PCR testing approved by the CDC to diagnose covid was fraudulent from the very first day

PCR instruments are not quantitative instruments. They cannot tell you how much of something is present in a given sample. Every lab scientist familiar with PCR instruments knows this. Yet they continue to go along with the global fraud of diagnosing “positive” cases via PCR testing.

The entire covid “plandemic” has been based on fraudulent PCR testing, and now the CDC is announcing it is pulling the most frequently used test, perhaps in an effort to replace the test with yet another fraudulent protocol that can be controlled by health authorities to worsen the “pandemic” on-demand (or, perhaps, claim covid has been eliminated and declare victory).

From the very start, the entire pandemic has been nothing but a globally coordinated PCR testing fraud. As Thermo-Fischer sales representatives told me in face-to-face meetings, PCR instruments cannot determine quantitative results. They do not use quantitative instrument calibration curves or quantitative external covid standards. This means PCR instruments have no legitimate role in diagnosing any person with illness or covid infections. The mere presence of a single viral fragment multiplied trillions of times through PCR cycling, does not indicate anything of scientific or diagnostic value.

From Great Game India:

Portuguese appeals court has ruled that PCR tests are unreliable and that it is unlawful to quarantine people based solely on a PCR test.

The court stated, the test’s reliability depends on the number of cycles used and the viral load present. Citing Jaafar et al. 2020, the court concludes that:

“if someone is tested by PCR as positive when a threshold of 35 cycles or higher is used (as is the rule in most laboratories in Europe and the US), the probability that said person is infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97%.”

Similarly, the Austrian court has ruled that PCR tests are not suitable for COVID-19 diagnosis and that lockdowns have no legal or scientific basis.

The court pointed out that “a PCR test is not suitable for diagnosis and therefore does not in itself say anything about the disease or infection of a person”.

PCR analysts and lab science technicians are complicit in the global covid testing fraud

The entire covid pandemic is a farce, and it was all based on fraudulent PCR testing. Amazingly, even the PCR technicians and analysts all know this. They are taking part in a global scheme to destroy human lives and crush global economies, and they are fully aware that the limitations of their own instruments mean diagnoses of “positive” covid status based on PCR are meaningless.

I run multiple mass spec instruments in my private lab, including QQQ and ICP-MS instruments. I am the co-developer of two quantitative methods that were painstakingly developed for quantitating glyphosate molecules in food, and for cannabinoid concentrations in hemp extracts. I am intimately familiar with instrument calibration, external standards, curve fit equations and quantitative analysis. PCR instruments are not capable of any of this. They are useless for diagnosing infectious diseases, as they cannot produce viral load concentration results from a given sample.

If you want to know how much of something is present in a given sample, you have to use far more complex instruments such as mass spec triple quad instruments (which is what I use to test foods for glyphosate contamination, among other things).

As Zero Hedge reports, even Dr. Fauci admits PCR testing is essentially a fraud when it comes to diagnosing covid illness:

Dr. Fauci, mid-November, 2020: “What is now sort of evolving into a bit of a standard… if you get a cycle threshold of 35 or more … the chances of it being replication-confident are minuscule… It’s very frustrating for the patients as well as for the physicians, somebody comes in, and they repeat their PCR, and it’s like [a] 37 cycle threshold, but you almost never can culture virus from a 37 threshold cycle. …So, I think if somebody does come in with 37, 38, even 36, you got to say, you know, it’s just dead nucleotides, period.”

Just as doctors, nurses and pharmacists are taking part in the global criminal covid con, PCR lab technicians and owners are gleefully participating in the same fraud, likely because they are earning huge profits from running fraudulent PCR tests that would never pass the scrutiny of any legitimate scientific test for accuracy or precision.

In fact, PCR tests are neither accurate nor precise. The concept of “precision” — which is of utmost importance in quantitative lab analysis involving pesticides, heavy metals, and so on — does not exist in PCR equipment. There is no such thing as precision when you’re multiplying genetic material in the sample itself. This process, by definition, destroys any meaningful knowledge of the mass or concentration in the original sample.

If the same approach were used in breathalyzer tests for possible drunk drivers, every living person would be arrested for a DUI, since there is at least one molecule of alcohol circulating in the blood of everyone.

The CDC is withdrawing this PCR method most likely because they know the test cannot withstand reasonable scientific scrutiny. They’re trying to cover their tracks and memory hole the fraudulent test that was used to drive the fake covid plandemic in the first place. But we already know the CDC is a criminal front for the vaccine industry, and that the CDC has no scientific credibility or authority whatsoever when it comes to legitimate infectious disease testing.

The CDC, just like the PCR test, is a complete fraud.

Trump Praises Arizona Republicans Spearheading Election Audit at Rally

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/07/25/trump-praises-arizona-republicans-spearheading-election-audit-at-rally-n1464567;

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More than 5,000 enthusiastic Trump supporters showed up at the Arizona Federal Theater in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon at a “Protect Our Elections” rally featuring former President Donald Trump and several candidates looking to run for senator and governor.

They came seeking Trump’s blessing and support. Supporters came to hear Trump. The media came to belittle Trump supporters and hear the former president insist that the 2020 presidential election was riddled with fraud.

Everyone who came got pretty much what they wanted.

Politico:

The Republican-controlled Maricopa County government has strongly opposed the review conducted by a company called Cyber Ninjas, whose founder has backed Trump’s claims of a stolen election.

Trump repeatedly praised the efforts of the Arizona Senate’s audit, as he has done previously in a stream of press releases issued from his private post-presidency residence in Mar-a-Lago. “You’ve created a movement all over the country,” Trump said.

The audit has split Arizona Republicans at a time when the incumbent Democratic, Sen. Mark Kelly, is a prime target of the national party and is extremely vulnerable. Trump poured a little gasoline on the fire when he went after Governor Doug Ducey for his lukewarm support of the former president’s fraud claims.

In lengthy diatribes on his loss, he blamed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, former Vice President Mike Pence and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while defending the actions of his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

“Like it or not we are becoming a Communist county,” he said, targeting the media over its coverage of Biden and his son, Hunter, during the election.

Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward came in for some effusive praise from the former president.

“Republican Party Chairwoman — somebody that has tremendous courage,” Trump said of Ward.

“She’s really a fighter and she fights your governor who doesn’t do a damn thing,” Trump said, referring to Ducey. 

Trump then attacked Ducey for not being “very popular” at rallies.

Ward, who ran for Senate unsuccessfully twice, is running for the Senate in 2022. Trump’s support would make her a formidable primary candidate in what’s shaping up to be a crowded field.

Trump repeated many of the claims made by the auditors about the results in Maricopa County.

AZCentral:

Among them was the claim that “74,000 mail-in ballots were counted with no clear record of them being sent,” he said. “Nobody knows where the hell they are.”

But county elections officials have said the claim is rooted in misinformation.

They say the Cyber Ninjas, the Senate’s auditors, did not understand the way early ballots are tracked. The county keeps two files that must record returned ballots at different points in time. These votes are later are combined into one “voted file” document. Anyone looking at just one of those files would not get the full picture.

Trump went after those pushing transexual rights, alluding to his desire to coach a team made up entirely of trans athletes. The crowd loved it.

He even speculated about NBA superstar LeBron James transitioning and playing women’s basketball.

In case the national media was wondering, Trump is still popular, he still has the power to make or break a candidate, and he still thinks the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.

AG to Supreme Court: It Is High Time to Reverse Roe v. Wade

Mississippi Attorney General: Roe v. Wade Is 'Egregiously Wrong,' Poisonous, and 'Decades Out of Date'

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/23/miss-ag-roe-v-wade-is-egregiously-wrong-poisonous-and-decades-out-of-date-n1464165;

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On Thursday, Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R-Miss.) urged the Supreme Court to strike down its abortion precedents in Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). Fitch called Roe and Casey “egregiously wrong,” poisonous to America’s public discourse, and “decades out of date” because its assumptions about women’s freedom and the development of unborn babies in the womb have proven false. Most importantly, Fitch reiterated the central argument against Roe — it invented a “right” to abortion that does not exist in the Constitution.

“Because nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion,” Fitch argued, “a prohibition on elective abortions is therefore constitutional if it satisfies the rational-basis review that applies to all laws.”

Fitch made these important arguments in her brief in the central abortion case Thomas Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which the Supreme Court will hear when it reconvenes this fall. The case involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks gestation, at which point an unborn baby already has a fully formed nose and lips, eyelids, and eyebrows.

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As Fitch noted in her brief, the Mississippi Legislature found that at 5-6 weeks’ gestation, “an unborn human being’s heart begins beating,” while at about 8 weeks gestation, he or she “begins to move about in the womb.” At 9 weeks, “all basic physiological functions are present,” as are teeth, eyes, and external genitalia. At 10 weeks, “vital organs begin to function,” and hair, fingernails, and toenails begin to form. At 11 weeks, an unborn baby’s diaphragm is developing, and he or she may hiccup. At 12 weeks, he or she can open and close fingers, starts to make sucking motions, and senses stimulation from the world outside the womb.” By 15 weeks, the unborn baby “has taken on the human form in all relevant respects.”

Yet, according to the precedents set by Roe and Casey, states like Mississippi cannot protect this human life because the Court has ruled that 15-week-old babies have not reached the point of viability outside the womb. Fitch argued that the Court should reject this standard, partially because the Court’s recent abortion jurisprudence is “egregiously wrong.”

“Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong. The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition,” Fitch claimed. “Roe based a right to abortion on decisions protecting aspects of privacy under the Due Process Clause. But Roe broke from prior cases by invoking a general ‘right of privacy’ unmoored from the Constitution. Notably, Casey did not embrace Roe’s reasoning. And Casey’s de- fense of Roe’s result—based on the liberty this Court has afforded to certain ‘personal decisions,’—fails.”

“[A]bortion is fundamentally different from any right this Court has ever endorsed,” the attorney general explained. “No other right involves, as abortion does, ‘the purposeful termination of a potential life.’ So Roe broke from prior cases, Casey failed to rehabilitate it, and both recognize a right that has no basis in the Constitution.”

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Fitch explained that “the Constitution’s text says nothing about abortion” and that “nothing in the Constitution’s structure implies a right to abortion or prohibits States from restricting it.”

“Rather, history shows a long tradition—up to, at, and long after ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment—of States restricting abortion. At the end of 1849, 18 of the 30 States had statutes restricting abortion; by the end of 1864, 27 of the 36 States had them; and, at the end of 1868, the year the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, 30 of the 37 States had such laws, as did 6 Territories,” she noted. “The public would have understood that consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment, states could restrict abortion to pursue legitimate interests and could do so throughout pregnancy.”

The attorney general argued that, because the Constitution does not explicitly address the issue, the power to regulate abortion is “reserved to the States” under the Tenth Amendment.

Fitch did not just make the classic originalist argument against Roe and Casey, however. She also noted that these abortion cases “have inflicted significant damage.”

“Far from bringing peace to the controversy over abortion, Roe and Casey have made matters worse,” she noted, citing none other than the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who wrote that “Heavy-handed judicial intervention [in Roe] was difficult to justify and appears to have provoked, not resolved, conflict.”

“Abortion caselaw is pervaded by special rules—the undue-burden standard, the large-fraction test, and more—that feed the perception that ‘when it comes to abortion’ this Court does not ‘evenhandedly apply’ the law,” Fitch explained. “Roe and Casey are unprincipled decisions that have damaged the democratic process, poisoned our national discourse, plagued the law—and, in doing so, harmed this Court.”

The attorney general also explained that “the march of progress has left Roe and Casey behind.”

“Those cases maintained that an unwanted pregnancy could doom women to ‘a distressful life and future,’ that abortion is a needed complement to contraception, Casey, and that viability marked a sensible point for when state interests in unborn life become compelling,” she noted. “Factual developments undercut those assessments.”

“Today, adoption is accessible and on a wide scale women attain both professional success and a rich family life, contraceptives are more available and effective, and scientific advances show that an unborn child has taken on the human form and features months before viability. States should be able to act on those developments. But Roe and Casey shackle States to a view of the facts that is decades out of date,” Fitch argued.

Casey upheld Roe in the name of protecting societal reliance interests. Yet Fitch argued that women do not need abortion to get ahead. “Innumerable women and mothers have reached the highest echelons of economic and social life independent of the right endorsed in those cases. Sweeping policy advances now promote women’s full pursuit of both career and family. And many States have already accounted for Roe and Casey’s overruling.”

Importantly, the AG noted that “modern options regarding and views about childbearing have dulled concerns on which Roe rested.” For instance, “numerous laws enacted since Roe— addressing pregnancy discrimination, requiring leave time, assisting with childcare, and more—facilitate the ability of women to pursue both career success and a rich family life. And today all 50 States and the District of Columbia have enacted ‘safe haven’ laws, giving women bearing unwanted children the option of ‘leaving [the] newborn directly in the care of the state until it can be adopted.'”

In 1973, abortion may have seemed necessary for women’s advancement and it seemed less barbaric because embryology had not yet made the advances it has today. Now, however, abortion is less necessary for women’s well-being and advancement, and it also appears more barbaric.

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The idea that the Constitution guarantees a “right” to abortion was always wrong, but these modern developments make it all the more imperative for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. With these cases overturned, states can again make their own laws on abortion, reclaiming the Tenth Amendment power of which the Court unjustly deprived them.

Given the fact that Justice Clarence Thomas is the most senior among the more conservative justices — Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — he may write the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. This case may make history by finally setting right the historic injustice of Roe v. Wade.

 

GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Educators Fired for Opposing Transgender Orthodoxy

Oregon School Threatens Termination Against Teachers for Speaking Out Against Gender Confusion

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/23/educators-fired-for-opposing-transgender-orthodoxy-and-the-equality-act-n1464267;

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Two educators in Grants Pass, Ore., lost their jobs amid outrage that they had the temerity to oppose transgender orthodoxy on bathrooms and pronouns. The teachers supported a compromise position, but students demanded their removal–and the school board obliged. The educators have already filed a lawsuit claiming the school board violated their First Amendment rights.

Rachel Damiano, the former assistant principal at North Middle School, and Katie Medart, a former science teacher at the same school, both supported the “I Resolve” movement, seeking a biology-based compromise solution to radical transgender demands. They opposed the Orwellian “Equality Act” and supported a resolution upholding the binary of biological sex, urging an anatomical designation for shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms (with private accommodation for transgender students), and free speech protections for teachers and staff regarding transgender pronouns.

“We recognize that, excepting very rare scientifically-demonstrable medical conditions, there are two anatomical gender presentations, male and female,” the resolution states.  “Shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms, previously designated by ‘gender’ (e.g. ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ designations) could be re-designated as ‘anatomically male or ‘anatomically female spaces to only be used by persons matching the anatomical designation of the spaces as consistent with the purpose for which the spaces are built.”

“For any person who is not comfortable using their anatomically correct space, they may request access to a private restroom or locker room space, including designated staff spaces, to the extent that such spaces exist and are available,” the resolution allows.

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The resolution also defends free speech while attempting to grant students who identify as transgender the right to request specific pronouns and name use.

“A student may, with parent permission, request to be called by a derivative of their legal name but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to call the student by their preferred name,” the resolution states. “A student may, with parent permission, request to be referred to with preferred pronouns, but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to use the preferred pronouns.”

Grants Pass School District 7 placed both Damiano and Medart on leave after they shared the resolution on social media in April. The district released a statement insisting that the social media posts “were not approved or endorsed” by the district.

“Grants Pass School District 7 is committed to providing a welcoming and safe learning environment for all students, including our LGBTQ students. In Grants Pass schools, we ALL belong, regardless of race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation or ability,” the district declared.

Damiano and Medart did not oppose a “welcoming and safe learning environment” for “LGBTQ students.” In fact, their compromise arguably better reflects both the diversity of student and staff views and the privacy concerns many students likely have. In a statement, the educators declared themselves to be in support of “ALL students,” in favor of “protecting each individual’s freedom of speech,” and supportive of “parental rights and involvement in their child’s educational and personal journey.”

Many transgender activists have dismissed or demonized bathroom and changing room privacy concerns, and many have undermined parental rights, encouraging schools to teach gender identity behind parents’ backs. Compromises like theirs represent an approach that takes many important variables into account, while activists often dismiss these and other concerns.

Yet Stephanie Eminowicz, an 8th-grade student and self-declared member of the LGBTQ community who has adopted she/her pronouns (suggesting that “Stephanie” may be a male who identifies as female), organized a student protest, demanding the school district fire the educators.

“I always thought that North was a place that allowed all genders and gender identities and sexualities and races and ethical backgrounds and religions,” Eminowicz said. “When I heard about it, it was just so shocking to me and I couldn’t believe that this was like the world that I was living in.”

So this LGBT activist can’t believe that people might disagree with transgender orthodoxy and present nuanced compromise positions? That says more about Eminowicz than it does about Damiano and Medart. The Equality Act, which Eminowicz appears to support, explicitly guts religious freedom protections, weakening the potential for the North to be “a place that allowed all… religions.”

In June, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed a lawsuit, alleging that the school district violated Damiano and Medart’s free speech rights.

“The Supreme Court has made clear that educators don’t check their freedom of speech at the schoolhouse gate when they accept employment with public school districts – they have as much right to speak out against district policies they consider harmful as any other citizen. The school district erred egregiously here in punishing Rachel and Katie for daring to take the stand they did,” Ray D. Hacke, PJI’s Oregon-based staff attorney, said in a statement on the lawsuit.

“Educators, like everybody else, have ideas and opinions they should be free to express,” PJI President Brad Dacus insisted. “This expression is protected by our First Amendment. Advocating for solutions they believe in should stimulate conversation, not subject dedicated educators to disciplinary action.”

Unfortunately, the school district decided to terminate both Damiano and Medart after a third-party investigator examined complaints that the educators had violated district policies by pretending to represent the school board while “politically campaigning.” Superintendent Kirk Kolb recommended termination for both employees, and the school board voted 4-3 to terminate each educator.

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Around 65 people showed up to protest, supporting Damiano and Medart. Staff turned some protesters away from the meetings because of fire marshal capacity. Protesters chanted in support of Damiano and Medart from the front of Grants Pass High School, where the school board met.

These firings represent a gross miscarriage of justice, and PJI is right to take up this case. Perhaps Damiano and Medart will find some resolution in the courts.

California to Transfer Men to Women’s Prisons; Prisons Stock Up on Condoms, Abortion Pills

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/california-to-transfer-men-to-womens-prisons-prisons-stock-up-on-condoms-abortion-pills/;

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Female inmates in the California prison system literally cry for help as they are becoming prey for “transgender women” (i.e., men who identify as women). Correctional facilities are reportedly preparing for an uptick in rapes and pregnancies following a policy change that allows males who identify as females to be transferred to women-only prisons.  

After the state began implementing a new law allowing male prisoners who identify as female to be transferred to women’s prisons, officials at the Central California Women’s Facility began providing “new resources” for women, including condoms and abortion pills, says Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), a left-wing feminist organization.

The organization states:

Women incarcerated in California’s largest women’s prison are describing the conditions as “a nightmare’s worst nightmare” after the introduction of new pregnancy resources in the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) medical clinics. The new resources are a tacit admission by officials that women should expect to be raped when housed in prison with men, where all sex is considered non-consensual by default within the system.

Following the passage of S.B. 132, a bill signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom into law last year and going into effect in January, 255 requests were filed from male prisoners seeking to transfer to the women’s prison. Many of those inmates are sex offenders, WoLF claims, citing the study from the Center for Evidence-Based Corrections.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Deputy Press Secretary Terry Thornton explained that “a person’s gender identity is self-reported and CDCR will evaluate any request submitted by an incarcerated person for gender-based housing.” Thus far, around 20 requests have been processed and not one has been denied. 

WoLF says that one reason for the backlog in transferring men who have requested transfer is the prison is making the men take a course in how to deal with their “fears about living with women”; in April, CDCR implemented a new mandatory 16-hour class as a prerequisite for any inmates wishing to transfer.

But there are some serious doubts the course will have much effect since the prison facilities are increasing security measures in preparation for potentially hundreds of new dangerous and violent men living alongside female inmates. For instance, it is reported that CCWF is cutting down trees in the prison yard since they are now viewed as a security risk.

The CCWF medical clinics started to advertise a variety of options for “pregnant people” who might become pregnant while in prison. The methods available to female inmates to prevent pregnancies are condoms, and the emergency contraception Plan B. If a woman decides to keep a baby, she would be provided with prenatal vitamins, low bunk housing accommodations, the ability to apply for community-based programs, newborn care, etc.

The CDCR claimed the “possibility of pregnancy was considered in the development” of S.B. 132 and that it had procedures in place related to pregnancy, including the fact that sexual acts are already prohibited in prison and are subject to disciplinary action. Yet, the preparations for the worst are underway. Amber Jackson, who is incarcerated at CCWF, wrote at Santa Monica Observer that currently, three condoms per person are allowed in the women’s prison. While California men’s prisons have been following this practice, the female prisoners have never had any need for condoms — until now.

Jackson also revealed that multiple “trans women” who have already transferred to the prison did not undergo what is known as “gender-reassignment surgery,” i.e., they still have penises. Moreover, they were HIV positive and were abusing and having sex with many of the female inmates. This, according to Jackson, led to the prison’s new condom policy, which was implemented too late, and some of the abused women may already be infected.

In a subsequent article for the Observer dated July 22, Jackson wrote that the women at the prison are “now prey for men,” and that the situation is “so detrimental to women it’s hard to fully capture with words.”

“Call yourself a ‘woman’ all you want,” Jackson said. “But when you have man, with a penis, that works as it was designed to do, that’s a problem in a women’s prison group shower room. That’s a problem.”

One inmate woman made a plea for help during a recent CCWF event, WoLF reports.

“How do we feel safe in our community? When we reach out for help we get nothing,” the woman said. “There has been an assault on a woman and we still are silenced.”

“Does anyone care that we are being forced to house with 6’2, 250+ lbs men with penises that are here for brutally raping women?” she continued, “We have been warned by the officials in this prison, more are coming with worse charges. Where is the safety concern for us? If we say we are in fear, we are the ones locked up.”

Another female inmate told WoLF, “You might as well declare the prison is co-ed and ship us off to Pelican Bay [State Prison; considered of the most dangerous in the nation]!”

Political Prisoner’s Letter Exposes Disgraceful Treatment Of Jan. 6th Defendants

American war hero Joe Biggs being treated like a terrorist while Antifa & BLM rioters walk free

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/political-prisoners-letter-exposes-disgraceful-treatment-of-jan-6th-defendants/;

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Pro-Trump activist and media personality Joe Biggs, a two-time Purple Heart recipient who served honorably in both Iraq and Afghanistan, published a letter from prison Thursday describing his poor treatment.

Today is my 3 month anniversary being locked up. Not allowed to work out. My body feels as if it’s aged so much. Can hardly move. Walking has become very difficult. I sleep on a piece of steel welded to a wall with a thin mattress. I now have major lower back issues and shoulder pain from the “bed”. I’ve gotten maybe 10hrs outside all together since being here. I get to go outside maybe 3 times a month. The food here is all soy based. So its weakening our bodies. Hardly any protein. Mostly processed foods and some kind of gelatin dog food looking stuff. No privacy allowed when shitting allowed. You have to be in view of everyone. Each cell has a shelf. You are not allowed to use it. Nothing can be placed on it. Lights go out at 11:45 pm and back on @ 4am for “breakfast”. Luckily the showers are only one person allowed at a time. Every cell has a Small window that has been sand blasted so you can never see outside. Breaking any rules can result In losing ability to talk to family or a trip the hole for a few weeks where you are stripped naked a left in a bright freezing room. I have anxiety bad now. Panic attacks so bad I black out. There are actual white supremacist gang members here who hate the fact the media call proud boys white supremacist. They tested me on what it means to be one of them a I failed miserably. Good. I have a mixed baby so that automatically keeps me away from that gang life! I live amongst actual racial supremacist groups and they all say Im too nice and nothing like the media makes me out to be. The black guys in here say if I’m any kind of representative for the PB’s then they like us and wanna be in our group. Its funny all these bad people shunned by society have taken the time to see me for me and the media won’t even try. I tend to stay to myself alone in my cell. Reading the bible and other Christian books. The plus side to this God was able to get ahold of me in this place. In the end I just pray people see the truth. I had nothing to do with that day. I never planned what happened. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. ~Joe Biggs political prisoner aka inmate 202100002744

Infowars video producer Darrin McBreen posted about the message on Facebook, saying he decided to share the letter “in hopes it may shed light on the treatment he and other Jan. 6 ‘insurrectionists’ are receiving in the gulag.”

Joseph McBride, an attorney for some of the January 6 defendants, made an appearance on CNN Thursday to describe some of the treatment those being held are receiving.

In the segment, McBride explained that “there are people who showed up to attack the Capitol, there are people who showed up to protest, and there are people who showed up to protest that got involved with the greater events of that day. And it is very important not to lump everybody in, not to define every protester that showed up that day as an insurrectionist — which, by the way, no one has been charged with.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) made similar comments last week in a discussion with the Epoch Times.

“They’re being treated like third-world country political prisoners,” Gohmert said of January 6 defendants. “I mean, very, very vindictive—like a third world country, except it’s happening in this country.”

“Some of them were violent, and I would have no problem sending them to prison,” he explained. “But there are so many that just did very little. And if they were Democrats, and were burning down stores, they would already have been out on bail.”

Rep. Gohmert continued, saying, “The two-tier justice system has really become so apparent to anybody that’s paying attention. It is really tragic. But the Justice Department has been able to scare a lot of Republicans and their people that were thinking about coming back to Washington and protesting. And they’re scared to do that because they read and hear about these people being put in jail, who did nothing wrong, some of them—an 18-year-old that gets put in prison and 23 hours a day in solitary, and then after a story came out … and they went to 24-hour lockup.”

Thanks to the establishment media and Big Tech censorship, stories about the mistreatment of January 6 defendants have not received anywhere close to the amount of attention they deserve.


 

 

New Nuclear Deal Would Empower the Iranian Regime

BY HANY GHORABA

SEE: https://www.investigativeproject.org/8945/new-nuclear-deal-would-empower-the-iranian-regime;

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The current, bumpy negotiations aimed at preventing the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons are among the Biden administration's highest priorities. The administration lifted sanctions on more than a dozen former Iranian officials in June, a move that Iranian officials viewed as a victory.

Iran even claimed that 1,000 more sanctions will soon be lifted, which the U.S. State Department spokesman denied. Days later, it was reported that the Biden administration might remove what it considers symbolic sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

The relief comes as Iran faces new internal pressures. Severe water shortages have triggered six days of massive anti-government protests, including chants of "Death to [Ayatollah] Khamenei."

As diplomacy continues, Iran is not relenting in pursuing its violent objectives. U.S. troops in Syria were shelled by Iranian rocket fire following U.S. airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias. While U.S. forces responded to the attacks, it was not enough to stop six reprisal attacks by Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria this month alone. "President Biden must put forward a real strategy for deterring and ending these attacks, rather than continuing his bare-minimum, tit-for-tat approach that is failing to deter Iran or its militias and puts American lives at increased risk, said U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.

Iran's Supreme National Security Council on Tuesday rejected a new draft nuclear agreement because it was incompatible with legislation passed by Iran's parliament last December. That law prohibits the country from dropping below 20 percent enriched uranium, which would not be allowed in any negotiated nuclear deal.

"The committee formed at the SNSC which was responsible for comparing the draft with the law passed by the parliament in December has decided that it is incompatible with the law," said Ali Rabiei, spokesman for outgoing Iranian President Ali Rouhani.

In 2015, Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the United States, France, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and Germany. It lifted some sanctions on the Iranian government in exchange for restricting the amount of enriched uranium stockpiles Iran could maintain.

Since then, Iran ratcheted up its expansionist plans in the Middle East, underwriting terrorist groups and even assassinating dissidents in Western countries.

Those aggressive international terrorist operations continue. Four Iranian nationals were charged in New York July 14 with attempting to kidnap American journalist Masih Alinejad and take her to Iran. The plot began in 2018, the indictment says. Alinejad is a critic of the tyrannical Iranian regime. The plot was foiled by the FBI.

Iranian state agents reportedly are intensifying social media campaigns to sow discord among Americans, pushing anti-Semitic messages such as "Hitler was right," and "kill all Jews."

The 2015 JCPOA clearly benefited Iran, freeing up money to expand its Middle East hegemony.

In Lebanon, Hizballah continues to use force to expand its influence on state politics. Backed by $700 million in annual Iranian financing, Hizballah has become Lebanon's most influential political player.

In Iraq, the Popular Mobilization Forces PMF, which was allegedly formed to curb ISIS's rapid expansion in 2014, has become an Iranian proxy, committing atrocities and assassinating citizens. Iraqi authorities arrested PMF commander Qasem Muslah in May, charging him in connection with the assassinations of pro-democracy activists.

Since winning the election as Iran's new president last month, hardliner Ebrahim Raisi has said that he will not negotiate over Iran's missile program or meet with Biden, even if both sides agreed on terms to revive the JCPOA. No one has proposed such a meeting, but it is a sign that Iran's hardline policies are not going to change.

Raisi also told a news conference that "Saudi Arabia and its allies should immediately stop their interference in Yemen," but said nothing about withdrawing its financial and military support for the Houthis. The Houthis are Shia rebels who seized Yemen's capital in 2014, prompting Saudi Arabia to intervene in support of the Yemeni government and army.

Houthi rebels can reach Saudi cities and targets by ballistic missiles and drones, as evidenced by the April drone attack targeting the King Khalid air base and Saudi oil company Aramco.

The fighting in Yemen has killed more than 230,000 people and sparked a humanitarian crisis.

While Iran's economy struggles, its support for terrorist groups continues. Despite May's Gaza war, Hamas has enough Iranian money to continue its operations, said Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar. "All the thanks to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which never spared any expenses on us or other Palestinian factions, Sinwar said in a May 30 news conference. "They provided us with money, arms and expertise." Hamas will "scorch the earth," he threatened, if Gaza's problems are not solved.

Threats of annihilation are consistent with Hamas's founding charter. But they also match Iran's repeated goal. Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described Israel in 2005 as a "disgraceful blot" that should be "wiped off the face of the earth."

In 2017, Iranian authorities installed a doomsday clock, ticking toward 2040, the year Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei predicted Israel would be destroyed. But in a sign of Iran's misplaced priorities, the clock stopped working earlier this month due to power shortages in the country.

"Our strategy is to erase Israel from the global political map. And it seems that considering the evil that Israel is doing, it is bringing itself closer to that," Brigadier General Hossein Salami said in 2019.

The JCPOA enabled Iran, one of the world's biggest oil exporters, to expand its sales. But those exports dropped from 2.5 million barrels per day to 2 million barrels after the U.S. withdrew from the deal in 2018. Iranian exports increased significantly recently despite the current sanctions, and are poised to increase further if the sanctions are lifted.

"We set the highest record of exports of refined products in the history of the oil industry during the embargo period," said Iranian oil minister Bijan Zangeneh. "If the sanctions are lifted, we will return to the market stronger than before, and faster than expected."

In the meantime, Iran is closer to producing its first nuclear bomb now. The State Department announced last week that it would waive sanctions on billions of dollars in Iranian oil trade so the Islamic Republic could "transfer of Iranian funds in restricted accounts to exporters in Japan and the Republic of Korea."

For the past six months, the Biden administration has been sending messages that it intends to deescalate the situation with Iran, but Iranian officials interpret them as a sign of weakness. Iranian Revolutionary Guard intelligence chief Hussein Taeb last week urged an escalation in attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq.

"History has repeatedly proven that appeasement will only embolden and empower a rogue state. But the Biden administration and the EU appear determined to pursue this dangerous policy with a regime that is a top state sponsor of terrorism, according to the US State Department, and a leading human rights violator," wrote Iranian-American political scientist Majid Rafizadeh in the Arab News.

Reports indicate the Biden administration is trying to wrap up the deal before Raisi takes office next month. Once he's in, the thinking goes, chances for any agreement plummet.

"Khamenei's objective for installing Raisi is to confront popular uprisings and to gain the latitude he needs for the nuclear and missile programs, as well as for regional warmongering," said Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi July 10 at the annual Free Iran World Summit.

Iran is technically capable of enriching uranium to weapons-grade should it choose so, said outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. After six rounds of talks in Vienna, an agreement still seems far away.

In spite of President Biden's declaration that Iran will not acquire nuclear weapons on his watch, it is becoming clearer that the current U.S. administration has no tangible plan to counter or deal with the Iranian threat to the Middle East and U.S. interests in it, and is simply improvising. Accordingly, if the Iranian regime is capable of creating all the above-mentioned havoc while still under U.S. sanctions, how much worse will it behave when these are sanctions lifted?

IPT Senior Fellow Hany Ghoraba is an Egyptian writer, political and counter-terrorism analyst at Al Ahram Weekly, author of Egypt's Arab Spring: The Long and Winding Road to Democracy and a regular contributor to the BBC.

 

America Under Siege: Soviet Islam

Rumble — "When the Soviet Union failed to eradicate religion, it quickly changed tactics. After World War II, Soviet Communists forged alliances with unlikely partners – radical Islamists and Middle Eastern nationalist dictators. Beginning in the Cold War and continuing through to today, the Kremlin has armed, trained, and supported these Islamists and dictators to advance a frightening goal: subverting their shared American enemy."

Source: https://capitalresearch.org/article/movie-now-live-america-under-siege-soviet-islam/

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

“Only a coalition of Islamists and Marxists can destroy the United States.”

Ilyich Ramírez Sánchez, AKA Carlos the Jackal


Soviet Islam is the second episode in the America Under Siege series releasing over the course of 2017. Each episode investigates the growing influence of revolutionary Marxists and their allies in different sectors of American society.

When the Soviet Union failed to eradicate religion, it quickly changed tactics. After World War II, Soviet Communists forged alliances with unlikely partners – radical Islamists and Middle Eastern nationalist dictators. Beginning in the Cold War and continuing through to today, the Kremlin has armed, trained, and supported these Islamists and dictators to advance a frightening goal: subverting their shared American enemy.

Those radicals became a domestic threat in the 1960s. Religious extremists like the Nation of Islam co-opted Soviet ideology to agitate American institutions and disrupt democracy. For the Soviets, the intent was to make the U.S. ungovernable through organized protest and violence. But while the Cold War may be over, the threat from the Kremlin is now more serious than ever.

Today, Putin is the heir to the Soviet strategy of subversion. Picking up where the old KGB left off, his regime continues to leverage the vast network of radicals across the Middle East and the West the Soviets created.

The film was written by and stars conservative author Trevor Loudon, was directed by Judd Saul and produced by Cohesion Films in partnership with Dangerous Documentaries (a project of the Capital Research Center).

Trevor’s research into Soviet and modern Russian influence on radical Islamism and Middle Eastern dictatorships is especially urgent given the current conflict in Syria. Showing that there are still so many influential political actors in America whose ideological roots grow out of the Soviet Union’s past meddling in Islamic society is unsettling — and helps explain Russia’s modern-day tactics to subvert its enemies from within.

America Under Siege: Soviet Islam is available to watch on DangerousDocumentaries.com — and at the top of this post!

Covid vaccines from Pfizer destroy every system of the human body

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-21-covid-vaccines-pfizer-destroy-entire-human-body.html;

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(Natural News) The Israeli People Committee (IPC), a citizen-led group of Israeli health experts, has issued an urgent warning that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” from Pfizer damages virtually every system of the human body.

While much of the attention, at least in Europe, has centered around the AstraZeneca jab, which is linked to deadly blood clots, the Pfizer injection is actually far more dangerous and a much bigger threat, based on the latest data.

A detailed report released by the IPC warns that getting jabbed with a Pfizer syringe could lead to a catastrophic health outcome, as evidenced by the high number of people who have already had their lives ruined by it in Israel.

“There has never been a vaccine that has harmed as many people,” the report explains. “We received 288 death reports in proximity to vaccination (90% up to 10 days after the vaccination), 64% of those were men.”

The Israeli Ministry of Health, meanwhile, is claiming that only 45 people in Israel have died from the Pfizer injection. This is a gross undercount that minimizes the true deadly impact of the jabs.

If the figures contained in the IPC report are valid, then more Israelis have died from the Pfizer shot than have Europeans from the AstraZeneca shot throughout the entirety of Europe.

“According to Central Bureau of Statistics data during January-February 2021, at the peak of the Israeli mass vaccination campaign, there was a 22% increase in overall mortality in Israel compared with the previous year,” the report further warns.

“In fact, January-February 2021 have been the deadliest months in the last decade, with the highest overall mortality rates compared to corresponding months in the last 10 years.”

Younger people are dying most from the Pfizer jab

The most affected demographic seems to be younger people between the ages of 20-29, which saw the most dramatic increase in mortality post-release of the Pfizer vaccine.

“In this age group, we detect an increase of 32% in overall mortality in comparison with the previous year,” the report states.

“Statistical analysis of information from the Central Bureau of Statistics, combined with information from the Ministry of Health, leads to the conclusion that the mortality rate amongst the vaccinated is estimated at about 1: 5000 (1: 13000 at ages 20-49, 1: 6000 at ages 50-69, 1: 1600 at ages 70+).”

Based on this data, the IPC estimates that as many as 1,100 Israelis have died thus far from the Pfizer injection. Older people die the soonest, usually less than three days post-injection, while younger people typically live for more than a week post-injection before passing away.

The IPC further found that the risk of mortality goes parabolic after the second injection. Those who stop with the first shot have a much greater chance of living than if they go in for the second round.

As for the injuries caused by the injections, the IPC found that cardiac events such as myositis and pericarditis are common. The same goes for massive vaginal bleeding, neurological damage, and damage to the skeletal and skin systems.

“It should be noted that a significant number of reports of side effects are related, directly or indirectly, to Hypercoagulability (infarction), Myocardial infarction, stroke, miscarriages, impaired blood flow to the limbs, pulmonary embolism,” the group contends.

The full report from the IPC is available for viewing at this link.

“These mRNA vaccines contain a virus which then attaches to the RNA (the messenger) of man’s DNA which can never be undone,” warned one commenter at Great Game India.

“This means that the RNA / messenger will always carry a virus; the very one they inject into the body!”

The latest news about injuries and deaths caused by Chinese Virus injections can be found at ChemicalViolence.com.

Sources for this article include:

GreatGameIndia.com

NaturalNews.com

Alarming new study shows COVID lockdowns led to FIVE times more suicides among children than died of the virus

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-22-study-shows-covid-lockdowns-led-to-five-times-more-suicides-among-children.html;

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

(Natural News) For more than a year, authoritarian leftists in the Democrat Party have claimed that they are the ‘party of science’ when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They blamed then-President Donald Trump for every death, saying that his ‘irresponsibility’ and ‘COVID-mandate denials’ were responsible for killing Americans.

That was gaslighting at its worse; China, which concocted COVID-19 in a lab and then allowed it to escape and spread across the world is ultimately responsible for the virus. Not Trump. Not any American politician or community leader.

But there is some blame to go around when it comes to extra deaths caused by poor or politically motivated decision-making regarding the virus.

For instance, the Democrat-aligned deep state must be held legally accountable someday for using COVID to change election laws in key battleground states so they could steal Trump’s reelection.

Democratic governors like Andrew Cuomo in New York must be held legally accountable for decisions to force nursing homes and eldercare facilities to take in COVID-sickened patients even though ‘the science’ told us early on that older Americans are much more susceptible to contracting the disease and dying.

Democratic local leaders must be held legally accountable for keeping their communities locked down far longer than they needed to, leading to multitudes of business closures and bankruptcies.

And finally, the Democrat-run public education system and its protecting unions must be held legally and morally accountable for pushing pandemic policies that literally led to more children dying by something other than the virus: Suicide.

The Epoch Times reported:

Five times more children and young people committed suicide than died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic in the United Kingdom, according to a study, which also concluded that lockdowns are more detrimental to children’s health than the virus itself.

Researchers with the University College London, the University of York, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Bristol found in a study (pdf) that has not yet been peer-reviewed that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, otherwise known as the coronavirus, doesn’t appear to present a significant risk to children as compared with other age groups.

“The risk of removal of CYP (children and young people) from their normal activities across education and social events may prove a greater risk than that of SARS-CoV-2 itself,” the study concluded, citing the official name of COVID-19.

Got that? If this phenomenon occurred in the UK, it also occurred elsewhere throughout the Western world where socialists and tyrants kept insisting on locking kids out of their schools and forcing them to ‘learn by distance,’ when everyone knows how hard it is to get children motivated to pay attention when they are in the classroom.

And mind you, the teachers' unions did this — kept pushing for kids to stay out of schools — despite the fact that we learned just as early on in the pandemic that the virus was not lethal to children and young people, and that they weren’t carriers.

Despite this alarming new data, Democrat-aligned groups are still pushing for kids to wear masks when they return to school in about a month, because of “the science” — which is a lie.

“We need to prioritize getting children back into schools alongside their friends and their teachers – and we all play a role in making sure it happens safely,” said the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health chair Sonja O’Leary. “Combining layers of protection that include vaccinations, masking, and clean hands hygiene will make in-person learning safe and possible for everyone.”

Even a children’s “medical” group, whose members know kids are not COVID superspreaders and don’t need to be vaccinated because they don’t catch deadly versions of the virus is continuing to push for draconian, authoritarian measures.

It’s obvious at this point these people don’t care about children and they sure aren’t following “the science.”

Sources include:

Newsmax.com

TheEpochTimes.com

NaturalNews.com

Missouri Teachers Plotted With CRT Advocate To Hide Radical Teaching

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/07/22/missouri-teachers-plotted-with-crt-advocate-to-hide-radical-teaching-from-parents-n1463953;

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In the Francis Howell School District about 35 miles west of St. Louis, Missouri, teachers met in September 2020 to determine the curriculum the students would follow for the coming year. Advising them was equity consultant LaGarrett J. King, an associate professor of social studies education at the University of Missouri.

In addition to discussing the curriculum, King tried to impress on the teachers the importance of teaching history the “right way.”

“This is not a safe space,” but rather a ‘racialized space,’” King said. “In many ways, a safe space is a space where white people tell us how not racist they are. And this is not that space.”

A video of the curriculum planning session surfaced on Rumble and was submitted by “wokeatfhsd,” who offered this description of the video.

Watch supporters of the proposed Black History course in the Francis Howell School District (in St Charles County, MO) present their sanitized sales pitches in public. Then go behind the scenes to see how Dr. King, their consultant (paid $15K by the district), sets them up to write a Critical Theory based history curriculum and hide it from parents. Finally, there are several minutes of questions asked by teachers and counselors in the district (answered by Dr. King) as they attempt to plan how to bypass parent concerns and hide the content of the curriculum in a push for social justice. This video is clipped from the full presentation for the sake of time, but the intent and meaning of speakers’ comments has not been changed.

NRO’s Ryan Mills offered some insights into King’s thinking. It’s not pretty.

King said “the first thing we have to understand is that our social studies and our history curriculum is political and racist,” and “there is no such thing as neutral history.” He then asked the team members to question whether they are developing black history curriculums through the historical lens of the oppressor. “We have made those who have oppressed people, the oppressor, we have humanized them,” he said.

The nation’s founding “means nothing to black people,” he said, calling history “psychologically violent” but one-sided. He also seemed to justify violence in the name of racial justice.

“All of our wars were about freedom, violence,” King said. “But yet, when black people say, ‘Hey … we need to take over, man. We need to burn this place down, we need to do this, we need to do that.’ ‘Oh no, you should do non-violence to achieve freedom.’ It’s silly. It’s prejudice.”

Would you want this man developing curricula for your kids?

One white teacher on the call said she had been teaching about white privilege for a decade.

“Kids are way more open,” she said, “but then they go home and they tell their parents, and then their parents get upset. I don’t advertise to my students when I’m teaching U.S. history that sometimes I would consider myself the anti-U.S. history teacher.”

Well…if the shoe fits…

Another white teacher said, “Sometimes I think we have deferred to letting that stop progress. We let noise keep progress from moving forward.”

All that “noise” from nosey parents. They should just sit down, shut up, and let us brainwash their kids in peace!

While the district’s teachers have privately discussed their efforts teach students through a decidedly progressive social justice lens, school leaders have publicly denied this is occurring. At a recent school board meeting, superintendent Nathan Hoven said the district has not adopted critical race theory into the framework of its curriculum. “We are not and have no interest in advancing any political agenda,” he said.

“While we support the work and many of Dr. King’s contributions, we vehemently disagree with any suggestions that teachers or staff hide the work we’re doing from parents and taxpayers,” the district told National Review in a statement provided by spokeswoman Jennifer Jolls. “We always strive to make decisions that we believe are in the best interests of students, and do so in a way that is transparent and accessible to all stakeholders.”

This is happening all over the country. It’s by no means a “conspiracy” in the traditional sense of the word. It’s Orwell’s “groupthink.” The symptoms of groupthink, identified by psychologist Irving Janis, match the madness in the desire to teach CRT.

Type I: Overestimations of the group — its power and morality

  • Illusions of invulnerability creating excessive optimism and encouraging risk-taking.
  • Unquestioned belief in the morality of the group, causing members to ignore the consequences of their actions.

Type II: Closed-mindedness

  • Rationalizing warnings that might challenge the group’s assumptions.
  • Stereotyping those who are opposed to the group as weak, evil, biased, spiteful, impotent, or stupid.

Type III: Pressures toward uniformity

  • Self-censorship of ideas that deviate from the apparent group consensus.
  • Illusions of unanimity among group members, silence is viewed as agreement.
  • Direct pressure to conform placed on any member who questions the group, couched in terms of “disloyalty”
  • Mindguards— self-appointed members who shield the group from dissenting information.

See anyone we know?

It’s apparent that, because the movement to teach this ideology is nationwide, only parents can stop it. Informed and concerned parents are the only ones who can save their children from being indoctrinated with these rancid ideas.

 

YouTube Removes Video on Vaccine Parental Rights

Was Biden Involved? YouTube Removes Video on Vaccine Parental Rights

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/22/was-biden-involved-youtube-removes-video-on-vaccine-parental-rights-n1463781;

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The Biden White House has bragged about working with Big Tech to silence misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, mentioning a “disinformation dozen” people. On Tuesday, White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield expanded the misinformation alarm from the “disinformation dozen” to “conservative news outlets.” Meanwhile, YouTube had deleted a video that mentioned the COVID-19 vaccine — but focused on Washington, D.C.’s new legislation that threatens parental rights.

On Friday, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins interviewed Mary Holland, president and general counsel of Children’s Health Defense. While Holland and her organization oppose many vaccines, she focused on the issue of parental rights in her interview with Perkins. On Monday, YouTube removed the video for “medical misinformation.” FRC appealed the decision that very day, and on Tuesday, YouTube rejected the appeal. Perkins had interviewed Holland on Washington Watch, a program broadcast on nearly 800 Christian radio stations as well as Christian TV.

“Big tech is teaming up with big government to crack down on speech that they dislike. I am deeply troubled by the cabal that is being formed between big tech and big government,” Perkins said in a statement on Thursday. “Big tech has shown itself hostile to conservative views, but now tech giants like YouTube are allowing social media to be weaponized by the Left to eliminate all counter views. This is indeed chilling.”

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“While YouTube claims the interview with Mary Holland contained medical misinformation, there was no discussion whatsoever of medical advice,” Perkins argued. “The substance of the interview was focused on parental rights, consent, and notification. These days, apparently anything is a target if it remotely mentions a vaccine and doesn’t carry the registered trademark of the CDC. There are no open discussions allowed if Biden administration talking points are not followed.”

FRC published a transcript of the interview and shared the interview on Rumble, YouTube’s competitor. Perkins began the segment by announcing that the Parental Rights Foundation and Children’s Health Defense had filed a lawsuit against Washington, D.C., arguing that the D.C. Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment of 2020 is unconstitutional. The amendment allows minors between the ages of 11 and 18 to obtain vaccinations without parental knowledge or consent if the health care provider believes the minor is capable of meeting the informed consent standard.

Holland described the law as “very dangerous,” arguing that “parents won’t know what vaccines their children get.” She warned about the “active concealment required by this law that the parents who filed a religious exemption will not know that their children got vaccines.”

Perkins emphasized the threat to parental rights. “This would appear to me, as you’ve described it, Mary, intentionally designed to deceive parents,” he said. He noted that “there have been some health complications for some” who got the COVID-19 vaccines and he added, “a parent doesn’t know and all of a sudden their child could be deathly ill and they don’t know why.”

Holland noted that there have been over 9,000 reported deaths and more than 400,000 reported injuries from vaccine complications. The Children’s Health Defense website cites the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) for these numbers, which appear to include every recorded vaccine, not just COVID-19.

“The COVID shots, in particular, are very serious medical intervention. But every vaccine, like every drug, carries potential benefits and potential risks. That’s why parents have to play a role in these decisions,” Holland argued. “These are minors. It is inconceivable to me that an 11-year-old can adequately research and understand the potential benefits risks of a COVID shot. This is nonsense.”

In what may be her most controversial statement during the interview, Holland suggested that children might die as a result of the law.

“Your child could die from getting four COVID shots through a school,” she suggested. If the school asks the kid to get the shot and the child says, “Oh, yeah, give me the shot, sure, so our class can get the pizza party,” the parents would not know. “Then the mom or the dad take the kid to get to the COVID shot. We don’t know what that would do. It might be within a short period of time.”

Perkins then zeroed in on another pernicious aspect of the law: that the health provider would “bill the parents’ health insurer without them even knowing what the service provided was.”

Holland’s claim that kids might die from four vaccine shots may be hyperbolic, and she did not explicitly cite VAERS for the 9,000 number during the interview, but the segment clearly focused on parental rights, not fear-mongering over the COVID-19 vaccine or spreading misinformation about it.

Furthermore, children are extremely unlikely to contract COVID-19 and they are even less likely to develop serious illnesses from the disease. It makes very little sense to push this particular vaccine on them, given their low susceptibility.

Recent news from the Biden White House makes YouTube’s action on this video seem rather fishy. FRC, in particular, has faced demonization from the Left. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) put FRC on a “hate map” with the Ku Klux Klan. A deranged man used this map to target FRC, opening fire in the building and aiming to kill everyone there and place a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich by his victims’ heads. The SPLC condemned the attack, but it kept FRC on that list under false pretenses.

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Perkins did not shy away from connecting the dots to the White House.

“Americans need to wake up and realize that the Biden administration, like totalitarian governments in China, Russia and elsewhere are using COVID to restrict the fundamental freedoms of the citizens and it will not stop here,” the FRC president warned.

Marxist Support for Palestinian Terror Fuels Jew-Hate Throughout the West

Will those committed to Judeo-Christian values react before it's too late?

BY GUY MILLIERE

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/marxist-extremist-support-palestinian-terrorism-guy-milliere/;

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

Reprinted From the Gatestone Institute.

London. May 23. An organization called The Palestinian Solidarity Campaign organized a protest against Israel. 180,000 people turned up. Placards compared Israelis to the Nazis, and black flags of jihadist movements, accompanied by cries of "Allahu Akbar", fluttered alongside the Palestinian flags. "Israel, the new Nazi state", some read; and "Nazis are still around, now they call themselves Zionists". This kind of comparison is now common among many in Europe who also seem sympathetic to Marxism, in which there always has to be an "oppressor" and "oppressed", never a "win-win" or a "making the pie bigger." Do these new Marxists, who compare Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, to the Third Reich and the Zionists to the Nazis, really not know what the Nazis did to six million Jews, or what Communists and Marxists today, in China, Russia, Cuba, or Venezuela, are still doing to their own citizens?

The protesters in London shouted openly anti-Semitic slogans. One demonstrator, Tariq Ali, a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review, addressing the crowd, implied that the Jews deserve a second Holocaust: "They have learned nothing from what happened to them in Europe. Nothing". Another man exhibited a drawing of Christ carrying the cross, along with the words: "Do not let them do the same thing again". A few days earlier, when a convoy adorned with Palestinian flags drove through a Jewish area in North London, shouts from loudspeakers included "Free Palestine", "F**k the Jews", "F**k their daughters", "F**k their mothers" and "Rape their daughters".

In Paris, the same day, protesters shouted similar slurs. Since the French government had banned the demonstration and had asked the police to disperse all groups carrying Palestinian flags, the demonstrators numbered "only" a few thousand. The French interior ministry said the ban was necessary to avoid "ugly incidents", as when, in 2014, in the heart of Paris's Jewish district, kosher restaurants and a synagogue were attacked.

In Berlin, a demonstration had been organized a few days earlier, on May 16. As in London and Paris, protesters also denounced Israel -- and Jews. Antonia Yamin, an Israeli television journalist reporting on the protest, was assaulted with firecrackers by demonstrators who heard her speak in Hebrew.

Similar protests -- in StockholmBrusselsRomeMadridWarsawLos Angeles and New York -- indicate that all over the Western world, those imbued with Jew-hate no longer hesitate to make false and delusional accusations against Israel and Jews -- sadly, a long tradition in Europe. They no longer bother to hide it. Jew-hate is out in the open now, along with a readiness to physically attack Jews.

Although the organizers of these protests described them as "pro-Palestinian", they soon became more pro-terrorism. When, on May 11 and for the next 10 days, Hamas -- on the list of terrorist organizations in the European Union, the United States, and other nations -- began firing more than 4,000 rockets and missiles at Israel, a country the size of Vancouver Island, and Israel defended itself, most demonstrators sided with Hamas.

For those who may not know, Hamas's charter in its preamble states: "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it." It adds in its Article 7:

"The day of judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (kill the Jews), when the Jews will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him."

The protesters were supporting and making common cause with an anti-Semitic Islamic terrorist organization with a genocidal aim.

Journalists from major European and American media could have pointed out these comparisons, as well as the incitement to hatred of Israel and Jews; most did not.

Nearly all of the articles published in Europe and the United States nonchalantly described the protests and the hatred shouted by protestors, without drawing any connection between the protests and the subsequent assaults.

For decades, most articles on the Middle East have portrayed Israel in a negative light, not as a democracy under constant threat. Willfully or not, they promote Jew-hate. Hamas is often described as a "Palestinian militant group," almost never as a terrorist organization. Instead, Palestinian propaganda is repeated: the Gaza Strip is described as an "open-air prison" -- which it is -- but imposed by its own leadership, not by Israel. Israel completely withdrew from Gaza in 2005. All the same, Israel is accused of imposing a "blockade" on the coastal strip -- without a mention that everything necessary for the residents of Gaza is allowed, or that what is being blockaded are deadly weapons. Also never mentioned is the extreme brutality of Hamas operatives towards their own residents of Gaza, who are all Arabs, or that the Palestinian Authority still supports and finances terrorism. The Palestinian Authority's rewards and incentives for murdering Jews are also always left out.

Judea and Samaria are usually referred to as the West Bank, but recently the United States, instead, resumed using the tainted "occupied territories". Although Jews have inhabited the area for nearly 4,000 years -- Judea is named for Jews -- Israel is portrayed as occupying territory not its own. In April 2018, the major French magazine Paris Match published on its front page a portrait of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, smiling, in front of a large photo of Jerusalem's al Aqsa mosque. The caption described him not as the head of a terrorist organization but as a "political leader" -- you know, like Churchill. Inside the magazine, in an interview, Haniyeh falsely accused Israel of "war crimes". "The Palestinians", he added, "want to regain the land that the Jews have stolen from them". For the record, Palestinians, meaning Arabs who claim the land now home to Israel, did not even exist until the twentieth century. Yet no article correcting Haniyeh's lies accompanied the interview.

In addition, on May 21, Newsweek published an article in which the most deceptive elements of anti-Israel propaganda are gathered and Israel is defined, incorrectly, as "the initiator of violence". On May 28, The New York Times published on its front page photographs of Palestinian Arab children killed in Gaza. "They were only children... they wanted to be doctors artists, leaders", the paper stressed. The accompanying article did not mention that it was the rulers of these children who began the bombardment. The article did not even discuss Hamas -- or that when Israel turned over all of the Gaza Strip to the Arabs in 2005, they could easily have made it into a "Singapore on the Mediterranean". Instead, the article falsely claimed that the Arabs in Gaza were victims of Israeli violence. The former national director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman, wrote in a tweet: "I am canceling my subscription to NYTimes ... Today's blood libel of Israel and the Jewish people on the front page is enough." One wonders what took him so long.

On June 24, The New York Times published yet another biased report: "Gaza's Deadly Night: How Israeli Airstrikes Killed 44 People". The Times stated that "on May 16, Israeli airstrikes destroyed three apartment buildings, decimating several families". It never noted that Hamas had attacked Israel, that Hamas uses civilians as human shields, or that Israel invariably warns residents in advance about buildings set to be destroyed (for instance here and here), to provide time for the residents to leave rather than be injured or killed.

Europe's political leaders could have denounced the protests and incitement to hatred; instead, they spoke about Israel and the Palestinian terror organizations in the same breath, as if there were no difference between the firefighter and the arsonist. Europe's leaders rarely spoke of Palestinian terrorism -- instead, many accused Israel of "violence against the Palestinian populations".

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, recently spoke of the "warlike arrogance" of Israeli politicians, of "the dehumanization of the Palestinians by a large part of the Israeli political class and society". His apparently uninformed -- or malicious -- positions are those of the great majority of leaders of European countries. French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian went even further. On May 23, he described Israel as an "apartheid" country, thereby choosing to ignore what he must know: that Israel is home to a population of 1.8 million Arab citizens who enjoy the same rights as Jews. Israel's government replied that Le Drian had not told the truth and had promoted antisemitic hatred.

A few days earlier, on May 18, when Israel was being subjected to some of the 4,000 missiles fired at it by Hamas, French Prime Minister Jean Castex first accused the state of "colonizing Jerusalem", then announced that he was "worried about the fate of the civilian populations in Gaza". He did not even touch on what Hamas and Iran are planning for Israel's population.

American leaders, unlike many European politicians, generally show respect for the core values of democratic societies and Western civilization. Now, however, when some American politicians repeat openly anti-Semitic statements, their political party refuses to reprimand them or even remove them from committees that might lead them to further misrepresentations. After U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar made allegations that Jews buy influence with money ("It's all about the Benjamins"), Congress passed a resolution condemning antisemitism in a vague and general manner. It condemned discrimination in just about everything. On June 7, Omar sent out a tweet saying:

"We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.

"We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban."

The tweet prompted 12 Jewish Democrats in the House of Representatives to send a letter maintaining that "there is no moral equivalency between the US and Israel and Hamas and the Taliban" and asking Omar to "clarify" her position. Her answer was a denial of the evidence, along with an arguable, "I was in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries".

House leaders then issued a joint statement. saying they "welcome[d] the clarification" from Omar and that the incident was over.

"It takes considerable skill," Attorney Stephen M. Flatow commented, "to come up with the words to sound just apologetic enough to get your critics off your back, but without actually apologizing."

Then, on June 29, Omar declared that her Jewish Democratic colleagues who say that she is antisemitic "haven't been partners in justice" and "haven't been equally engaging in seeking justice around the world".

Another politician, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, has also been repeating, falsely, that "Israel is a racist state". On June 15, she published a tweet saying, "Israel's government doesn't value Palestinian lives. It has managed a decades-long ethnic cleansing project, funded by the U.S." On June 30, she sent another tweet about Israel: "This is not democracy, this is apartheid." As of this writing, there has been no reaction from the leaders of her party.

In Europe, for years, most of the leading politicians have chosen to support the "Palestinian cause" while staying blind to the viciousness of Palestinian terrorism, the killing of Israeli Jews and the repeated thirst of Palestinian leaders for Jewish blood. These European leaders fund non-governmental organizations that -- again dishonestly -- accuse Israel of "war crimes" and other atrocities. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, now in the 16th year of his four-year term, is received in Paris and Berlin with all the respect due a lawful head of state. During each of their visits, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron maintained that they support the creation of a Palestinian state -- without ever addressing the lethal statements of Abbas or the support and incentivization the Palestinian Authority gives to murder, terrorism, and other breaches of human rights. When Israel is attacked, if they denounce the attacks at all, they immediately add that Israel's response must not be "disproportionate" and, from the U.N., that the "fighting must stop". They never talk about the relationship between the hatred of Israel -- to which they contribute -- that is rising in Europe or the Jew-hate that follows Israel-hate.

The United States under the presidency of President Donald J. Trump was an unconflicted friend of Israel. Trump unequivocally denounced the Palestinian Authority's ties to terrorism and quickly ceased regarding Abbas as a legitimate interlocutor. Trump stressed that Israel is a democracy under attack, which deserves to live in peace.

The Biden administration has been following a different path; it has promoted and funded the Palestinian Authority, without so much as a murmur on its continuing support for terrorism. Biden, rather, seems to be promising to reward terrorism. His administration has already given Abbas, who has who has not stopped calling for Israel's destruction, $75 million and allocated an additional $100 million for aid, apparently with no guarantees that it would arrive where it was intended. The United States has additionally pledged that it will rebuild Gaza, still ruled by a genocidal Hamas, and open a consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem.

When anti-Semites attacked Jews in New York and Los Angeles a few weeks ago, Biden said nothing. On May 21, probably regarding his silence as unacceptable, several Jewish groups sent him a letter asking for a response. Three days later, he posted a simple tweet: "The recent attacks on the Jewish community are despicable, and they must stop." Aaron Keyak, who was the "Jewish engagement director" of the 2020 Biden presidential campaign, offered advice -- but to Jews. His "solution"? "It pains me to say this, but if you fear for your life or physical safety take off your kippah and hide your Magen David. [star of David]..."

With the exception of a few Central European countries, Europe has become an anti-Israel continent. It is now unsafe for Jews -- especially those who support Israel or do not see why they should hide that they are Jews. A 2018 poll carried out in the seven main European countries showed that only 22.6% of people in Western Europe had a favorable opinion of Israel. The poll indicated that older people were more sympathetic towards Israel than younger people. A 2019 study, conducted by the European Union's Agency for Fundamental Rights, found that 44% of European Jews between the ages of 16 and 34 have experienced anti-Semitic harassment; 85% reported "that people in their countries accuse or blame them for anything done by the Israeli government", and 41% said they have considered emigration. Since 2019, the situation has not improved.

Most people in the United States are still pro-Israel. A recent poll shows that 75% of Americans have a favorable view of Israel. Although America today is also a far safer country for Jews than Europe, the recent anti-Israel demonstrations, and the physical assaults on Jews in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere, and especially the presence of outspoken anti-Semites in Congress, suggest that changes could easily take place. One hopes that Americans committed to the Judeo-Christian values of the Free World ​​will react before it is too late.

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, a Jewish Democratic Congressman from Minnesota, tweeted in May:

"I'll say the quiet part out loud; it's time for 'progressives' to start condemning anti-semitism and violent attacks on Jewish people with the same intention and vigor demonstrated in other areas of activism. The silence has been deafening."

On May 25, Senate and House Republicans joined together to introduce the "Preventing Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Act". Senator Ted Cruz stated:

"Antisemitism is a unique prejudice with a unique history, which has resulted in unique horrors throughout history... This wave of abhorrent violence is directed at Jews for being Jewish, just like Hamas is firing rockets into Israel because they want to murder Jews and eliminate the Jewish state."

On June 15, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution asserting that "Anti-Semitism remains a serious and growing danger for Jews in the United States and around the world." It is, however, merely a resolution. It does not point to the causes of the danger -- presumably 2,500 years of Jew-hate combined with the newly-imported Islamic kind -- or offer any means to fight it.

Dr. Guy Millière, a professor at the University of Paris, is the author of 27 books on France and Europe.

FREEDOM PHARMACY, OHIO: Chucking insurance

BY MARTY SCHLADEN

SEE: https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2021/06/22/chucking-insurance/;

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

Pharmacist Nate Hux at Freedom Pharmacy outside of Columbus, Ohio. Hux last year started the pharmacy, which operates outside the insurance system, to help patients save on generic drugs. A small number of similar operations are popping up around the United States. Photo by Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal.

To a growing number of pharmacists, using insurance to pay for most generic drugs makes about as much sense as getting auto insurance to cover your oil changes.

Problem is, if you try to buy generics without using your insurance card at the vast, vast majority of American pharmacies, you’re going to pay a “cash” price that is wildly inflated by the crazy system of middlemen, rebates and cost-shifts imposed on pharmacies by the insurance system.

The result, unbeknownst to many consumers, is that your copayment for many generic drugs is often more than what the entire price would be if you could get them on a truly open market.

Consider: 

An Ohio patient recently was making a $141 copayment through her insurance for 180 pills of Celecoxib, a generic version of the anti-inflammatory drug Celebrex. When she went to a new pharmacy that eschews insurance, she was able to get it for $23.05.

That means the copayment for the drug is six times as much as what drug cost on the open market — even when you add in a dispensing fee. 

And the cash price in a pharmacy that takes insurance — which is almost all of them? About $1,165, or 50 times as much as if she could get it from a secondary wholesaler, the pharmacy equivalent of the open market.

That vast cost difference is only part of the reason why Nate Hux and a tiny number of other pharmacists in the United States are starting up pharmacies that exclude insurance companies and their middlemen: pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs. Hux said it also allows him to be a better pharmacist because it’s a cleaner system that pays him only to practice his profession.

For patients, the savings and better health outcomes can be intertwined. Particularly benefitting are customers with no insurance and the growing number who are on high-deductible plans.

“They just don’t take medicine because it’s stupid expensive,” Hux said recently as he leaned against the counter at Freedom Pharmacy outside of Columbus. “So we opened the door for them to be able to take 90% of the medicine that’s out there at a reasonable price: $15 or less for a 90-day supply. Why do we need insurance for $15 for a 90-day supply?”

After long consideration, Hux in December opened Freedom Pharmacy in a suite next to Pickerington Pharmacy, which he also owns and which operates within the insurance system. 

“We have a pharmacy living in both worlds, so we can help guide a patient to the best world for them to live in,” he said.

For patients taking some drugs, insurance is essential. 

The most expensive medicines, brand-name and specialty drugs are typically under patent and can cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars a month. So it makes sense to insure yourself against that expense the way you would your car against collisions or your house against fires and floods.

But as drugs go off-patent, generic versions flood in, they undercut one another and drive prices on the open market down. But most patients can’t get them on the open market.

That means they can’t take advantage of savings that have been generated by a revolution in generic drugs.

In terms of volume, generics made up just over half the prescription drugs dispensed in 2005. In 2019, they made up more than 86%.

“The bottom line is brand name medicines are becoming less and less important,” Hux said.

You often wouldn’t know that when insurers and pharmacy-benefit managers are involved. For example, the anti-HIV drug Truvada last year went off of patent. But when 11 generic versions flooded the market this spring, the cash price at traditional pharmacies was actually higher than that for the patented drug.

The increase is caused by a tangled mess of manufacturer discounts to pharmacy benefit managers, non-transparent reimbursements by PBMs on which pharmacies often lose money, and their need to make money on cash prices to offset those losses.

But the bottom line is that a person can to go to Blueberry Pharmacy — a shop outside of Pittsburgh that doesn’t use insurance — and buy a generic version of Truvada for $25 a month. In a traditional pharmacy, an uninsured customer would face a markup on a baseline price of $2,100.

That’s what motivated Blueberry owner Kyle McCormick to open his insurance-less pharmacy last year.

“As I saw how inexpensive these medications are, there’s no way you’re not going to have a cost increase with insurance,” he said.

Greg Lopes, spokesman for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the PBM industry group, last month insisted that the middlemen working for the insurers (often as part of the same corporation) bring value to all types of drug transactions.

 “America’s pharmacy benefit managers, PBMs, have a long history of supporting generic drugs to lower prescription drug costs for patients,” he said. “The key to lowering prescription drug costs is through enhanced competition among brand-name drugs from generic and biosimilar medications.”

Be that as it may, the current system of manufacturer discounts is forcing arbitrary list prices ever higher and increasing the pain for many patients, critics say. It’s felt by the uninsured as well as the increasing numbers of those who are on high-deductible plans and who have to pay coinsurance, said Robert Popovian, a former Pfizer vice president who, as both a pharmacist and an economist, now works as a consultant and analyst.

Referring to coinsurance — where you have to pay a percentage of the bill — Popovian used the example of Delta Dental, a prominent insurer. When you have a procedure, say getting a crown, you pay a percentage of a price that Delta negotiated with your dentist, Popovian said.

Not so with coinsurance for prescriptions.

“Pharmaceutical benefit is the only benefit within the health care system that patients end up paying their coinsurance based on a retail price rather than a negotiated price,” Popovian said.

The same is true for the uninsured and those who have to pay full freight until they meet their deductibles. Their payments are based on list prices manufacturers are inflating to make up for non-transparent discounts they’re providing pharmacy benefit managers, Popovian said.

It’s a problem with which Chris Johnson has long been familiar. He opened his non-insurance Medsavers Pharmacy in Austin, Texas, in 2005. 

Being in a state that long has had the highest rates of medically uninsured, he knew what those people faced at the pharmacy counter.

“The uninsured were getting screwed and they were getting screwed not because the pharmacies were doing it to them, but because the contracts the pharmacies were signing with the PBMs,” he said. “The contracts actually forced the pharmacies to raise the prices on the uninsured patients to maximize their insurance reimbursements and I felt like there was something ethically, incredibly wrong with that.”

Johnson said he’s done a brisk business. But most of the dozen or so pharmacies in the country operating outside the insurance/PBM sphere when he started have fallen by the wayside for reasons unknown, he said.

Now the only insurance-free pharmacies the Capital Journal could find were Johnson’s in Austin, Hux’s near Columbus, McCormick’s near Pittsburgh and Genscripts, which operates five locations in Oklahoma.

However, two of them have opened their doors since 2020 and they might represent a way forward for independent pharmacies. 

One reason independents are important is that they’re the only game in town for many small communities, and their loss could create pharmacy deserts in some areas.

Even so, independents are the only class of pharmacies to close stores faster than new ones opened between 2015 and 2019, according to data from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

“There are still new pharmacies opening and trying to make their way with many focused on different types of revenue sources and services,” said Kurt Proctor, NCPA’s vice president for strategic initiatives. 

“I think it’s a very viable business model,” he said of pharmacists operating at least partly outside the insurance/PBM sphere.

For Hux, the financial advantages for customers are undeniable. But he said he has an even bigger reason for pursuing a non-insurance model.

At Freedom Pharmacy, he charges patients what he paid for a drug and then tacks on a dispensing fee of $8 or $12, depending on whether it’s a 30 or 90-day supply.

“That’s what a pharmacist is worth per prescription to make sure they’re vetting the prescription properly, to make sure the patient understands how to take the medication properly, to make sure there are no drug-drug interactions, to make sure we call the physician if there’s a dose problem,” Hux said. “Those are all things that go into every prescription that we do.”

Opting out of the insurance/PBM system fundamentally changes the economics — and Hux said it saves him from scrambling every day to fill ever more prescriptions.

“All of our profit comes from our services, like checking and vetting out the prescriptions, screening the doses,” he said. “I can tell you this: The things that you get paid for are what you become good at.”

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SEE ALSO: https://freedomrxohio.com/

AND: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpJJCcXg4NzrjTguimxIVg/videos

 

January 6 “Insurrectionists” Have Book Thrown at Them While DemOCRAT Congresswoman Rides Wave of Liberal Media Attention for Doing the Same Thing

January 6 “Insurrectionists” Have Book Thrown at Them While Dem Congresswoman Rides Wave of Liberal Media Attention for Doing the Same Thing

BY C. MITCHELL SHAW

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/january-6-insurrectionists-have-book-thrown-at-them-while-dem-congresswoman-rides-wave-of-liberal-media-attention-for-doing-the-same-thing;

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

More than six months after The Great Insurrection of January 6, when citizens trespassed in the Capitol Building after President Trump’s peaceful rally to draw attention to what many say was clear election fraud, Democrats are still milking that day for all they can. And — as two current cases show — those involved still face severe penalties even as many of them await their fate while imprisoned in conditions almost anyone would find unacceptable.

Joseph Hackett is an unassuming 50-year-old chiropractor from Sarasota, Florida. He is a husband and father. He is also accused of spending a whole nine minutes trespassing inside the Capitol Building on January 6. And for that act of non-violent disobedience, he was arrested on May 28 and has spent the last two months in a cell 23 hours a day as he awaits trial. His wife, Deena, and their 11-year-old daughter may lose their home and the family business.

Oh, and Hackett faces up to 20 years in prison.

How does an unassuming chiropractor wind up in solitary confinement and facing a 20-year prison sentence while his wife and child face losing everything? Well, for Hackett, that journey began in the summer of terror in the wake of the death of career criminal and BLM poster child George Floyd. As Antifa and BLM burned and pillaged their way through more than 200 cities in this once-great nation, Hackett became justifiably concerned.

His wife told The Gateway Pundit, “When they were rioting after the death of George Floyd death, some of them came behind our house, broke into a jewelry store. We could hear them yelling, shooting and looting. My daughter and I were both scared for our lives.” And so, “Joe decided he was going to protect us with Oath Keepers and formed a neighborhood watch.”

And like so many other Americans, Hackett had never been political before all of the events of 2020. His wife said, “That’s when he started paying more attention to the news and diving deeper into what was really happening in the country. He had never even voted in his life.” She added, “This was the first election he ever voted for. Now, he’s being tortured.”

Another Florida man has the dubious honor of being the first Capitol Insurrectionist to be convicted of a felony. Paul Hodgkins, 38, from Tampa, was arrested on February 16. His arrest likely came so early because he actually took a selfie in the Senate chamber and posted it to social media. Hodgkins, a crane operator by trade, is also an Eagle Scout who regularly volunteered at a food bank, despite the fact that he lives in a section of Tampa known for its poverty.

Hodgkins apologized to the court for his actions on January 6, saying he had traveled alone to Washington, D.C., and had no knowledge that anyone planned to enter the Capitol Building that day, but got caught up in the moment. He also said, “This was a foolish decision on my part that I take full responsibility for,” adding, “I do not nor will not make any excuse.” He said his apology was “not because I face the consequence, but because of the damage that day’s incident caused, the way this country that I love has been hurt.”

Because he plead guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, a litany of other charges were dropped and though he faced a possible sentence of 20 years, Hodgkins was given a sentence of eight months in prison with two years of supervised probation to follow his release.

Hodgkins’ sentence may serve as a benchmark for what Hackett and the other nearly 550 “insurrectionists” who have been charged can expect when their trials finally come up. All those poor souls who — like Hackett and Hodgkins — got caught up in a moment and made a stupid and regrettable choice are going to face prison time, probation afterward, and be branded for the rest of their lives as “insurrectionists” who threatened the very foundation of this country. All for being someplace they weren’t supposed to be — i.e., for trespassing.

This is very different from the way another — more recent — episode of protesting while trespassing in the Capitol Building is being treated. On July 15, Representative Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) — who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus — led a group of about 20 protesters to breach the confines of the Hart Senate Office Building and stage a demonstration. They were protesting the Senate’s Republican-led filibuster of the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

Though Capitol police repeatedly told Beatty and the others to leave, they refused, and nine of them — including Beatty — were arrested. Beatty was charged with violating D.C. Code §22-1307 — which states in section (b)(1), “It is unlawful for a person, alone or in concert with others, to engage in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate and to continue or resume engaging in a demonstration after being instructed by a law enforcement officer to cease engaging in a demonstration.”

Wait — that sounds a lot like what the so-called insurrectionists did. They were engaged “in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate.” And to be clear, section (b)(2) defines “demonstration,” saying, “For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘demonstration’ means marching, congregating, standing, sitting, lying down, parading, demonstrating, or patrolling by one or more persons, with or without signs, for the purpose of persuading one or more individuals, or the public, or to protest some action, attitude, or belief.” So, yes, that sounds an awful lot like what happened on January 6.

So, what fate did Beatty suffer for her crime? Was the poor, downtrodden federal legislator and esteemed leader of both the Black Caucus and this “insurrection” tossed into solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while awaiting a lengthy prison sentence? Alas, no. She was almost immediately released and then went on a media tour to parade her bravery for this act of civil disobedience.

In fact, her media parade started even as she was being arrested: A tweet from her account shows her being zip-tied and taken into custody. That tweet was sent 15 minutes after her arrest — almost as if the arrest were planned in advance as a publicity stunt.

The day after her arrest, Beatty told SiriusXM Urban View’s The Joe Madison Show that her arrest is an example of “disparities of treatment.” By that, she meant that she — and other black people — are treated less fairly than white people. Given the details, it is evident that Beatty is either deranged or thinks others are. Because there is no version of her arrest that shows what she claims.

Furthermore, unlike Hodgkins — who owned his guilt and showed remorse for his actions — Beatty is recalcitrant and unrepentant. She tweeted, “You can arrest me. You can’t stop me. You can’t silence me.”

She also tweeted, “And I’d do it again.”

Nearly 550 Americans — because of their concern for where this country is being dragged by establishment insiders and their Antifa and BLM foot soldiers — got caught up in a moment and stepped off-sides and engaged “in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate.” And for that, they sit in prison cells waiting for trials that will likely ruin their lives. And while that is happening, Beatty, who engaged “in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate” is capitalizing on her arrest, which was so brief it hardly counts as a “time out.”

“Disparities,” indeed.

 

Vaxxed Pelosi, Biden, Hill Staffers Catch China Virus. Vaxxed GOP Rep Quarantined

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/vaxxed-pelosi-biden-hill-staffers-catch-china-virus-vaxxed-gop-rep-quarantined;

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

More evidence shows that vaccines against the China Virus aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

Staff members of the White House and leftist House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) caught the virus from the crazy Texas Democrats who fled the state to avoid voting on a voter-fraud bill.

As well, Florida GOP Representative Vern Buchanan announced that he contracted the virus.

The virus struck the three after they were vaccinated, as were several other White House and congressional staff members who caught the virus, the website reported.

The report from Axios follows news from England that almost half of all new virus cases have received at least one vaccination shot. More than 100 sailors on the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth came down with the Asiatic bug after they had both injections.

“Breakthrough Cases”

The White House official and Pelosi staffer are only “mildly symptomatic,” Axios reported, but they “illustrate how Americans inoculated against the coronavirus can still contract and, potentially, unknowingly transmit the virus — even at the highest levels of the nation’s government.”

Amusingly, the Pelosi staffer and the White House official joined the ballyhooed gaggle of pro-vote-fraud Democrats at a reception. The gang fled Texas to escape voting on a bill to require voter ID and stop the state from sending out unsolicited, mail-in ballots.

The photo of the superspreader flight depicts a smiling gaggle of brave and stunning — and maskless — leftist women.

“The Pelosi staffer helped usher a delegation of Democratic Texas lawmakers around the Capitol last week,” Axios noted. “Six of those lawmakers, who flew to Washington to block the Texas legislature from changing the state’s voting laws, have since tested positive.”

Reported Axios:

“In accordance with our rigorous COVID-19 protocols, the official remains off campus as they wait for a confirmatory PCR test. The White House Medical Unit has conducted contact tracing interviews and determined no close contacts among White House principals and staff. The individual has mild symptoms.”

The official added: “The White House is prepared for breakthrough cases with regular testing. This is another reminder of the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines against severe illness or hospitalization.

And White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confessed that the staffer who met with the Texas Democrats was only one of “multiple breakthrough cases.”

Buchanan, Congress

Meanwhile, the fully-vaccinated Buchanan also caught the China Virus. He was tested “after experiencing very mild, flu-like symptoms” and is quarantined at home.

Continued Axios:

Brian P. Monahan, the attending physician of Congress, said in a congressional coronavirus update emailed to lawmakers on Tuesday that several “Congressional staff members and 1 Member of Congress have acquired infection” after being vaccinated.

He urged those who are unvaccinated to “come for vaccination at any time.”

The big picture: COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the country, with health officials becoming increasingly worried about the Delta variant. It’s significantly more infectious than the original strain, and it poses an acute threat to the unvaccinated.

Concern about the Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing some places to consider reinstating mask recommendations.

Are Vaccines Working?

As The New American reported on Monday, citing the Daily Mail, almost half of new China Virus patients in Britain are vaccinated.

“King’s College London scientists estimated 33,118 people were catching the virus daily in the week ending July 10, compared to 33,723 in the previous seven-day spell,” the newspaper reported

But 47 per cent of cases are among those who have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine, surging upwards from around a quarter at the start of June.

Many of those vaccinated had received only one inoculation, but even those who have received two also catch the virus, which is believed to be a variant of the original.

In addition to the fully vaccinated sailors, Britain’s Health Minister, Savid Javid, also caught the Asian bug, which experts believe escaped from a lab.

“This is worrying me quite a bit” mRNA vaccine inventor Robert Malone tweeted to answer a thread that shows the vaccines are not stopping the disease.

“Almost almost every high-vacced state is surging (despite restrictions!), every low-vacced state is NOT!” Corona Realism tweeted with data and charts.

 

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