Pipeline Inspector Calls In To The Alex Jones Show: “It’s 100% A Manufactured Collapse”

'If they wanted this thing going they would send guys out and open the valves up and get gas flowing tomorrow...'

'They're trying to collapse the country.'

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An oil and energy expert calling in to the Alex Jones Show Wednesday claimed the US fuel crisis and gas shortages were part of a “manufactured collapse.”

“You’re 100 percent right,” says the caller, who claims he’s surveyed the Colonial Pipeline in the past.

“I’ve spent 15 years working in the oil and gas industry and also the energy industry, I just finished working 10 months in California and I’ve seen what they’re doing there, and it’s 100 percent a manufactured collapse.”

“If they wanted this thing going they would send guys out and open the valves up and get gas flowing tomorrow. They don’t need the electrical instrumentation to do that. So this is 100 percent a manufactured crisis. They’re trying to collapse the country.”

Moderna Chief Medical Officer Confirms mRNA Injection For COVID-19 Can Change Your Genetic Code

Media and medical establishment insists COVID shot doesn't alter DNA, but this insider tells a different story.

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/moderna-chief-medical-officer-confirms-mrna-injection-for-covid-19-can-change-your-genetic-code/;

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From a TEDx Beacon Street talk occurred in 2017, Tal Zaks, chief medical officer of Moderna, Inc., one pharmaceutical company manufacturer of the experimental mRNA technology injection, confirms mRNA injection for COVID-19 can change your genetic code or DNA.

SMOKING GUN VIDEO: Fauci Project Manager Confesses to Creating Covid-19


While China Plots War, Biden’s Military Goes Woke

Electric cars, critical race theory, and defeatism.


SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/05/while-china-plots-war-bidens-military-goes-woke-daniel-greenfield/

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has called for a "new vision" for the military even if no one, including him, can explain what it is. Austin has been touting something he calls "Integrated Deterrence" a buzzword that seems to involve AI, the State Department, and some sort of new way of war. But mostly it means that war is a silly idea and that no one should fight wars.

"The cornerstone of America's defense is still deterrence, ensuring that our adversaries understand the folly of outright conflict," Austin declared in his big Pearl Harbor speech.

The problem, for the last 70 years, is that Americans see war as folly, but our enemies do not. And Austin, who headed up Obama’s disastrous retooling of the Iraq War which turned over half the country to Iran and the other half to ISIS, ought to know that better than anyone else.

There's a massive gap between Patton's "Americans play to win all the time" and Austin's insistence that, "the costs and risks of aggression are out of line with any conceivable benefit."

Iran certainly doesn’t think so and Obama and Austin didn’t give it any reason to think differently. 

We end up fighting endless wars because we get into them to deter rather than to defeat the enemy. Our leaders believe wars are a terrible idea, and so they never set out to win one. Instead, they stumble into wars and wait around for our enemies to be deterred by our determination to fight them to a stalemate until we give up and go home. And then do it again.

But if the military isn’t for winning, what is it for? Austin’s "Integrated Deterrence" means the military playing second fiddle to the State Department. He argues that the “U.S. military isn’t meant to stand apart, but to buttress U.S. diplomacy” and work with other federal agencies. 

Austin already knows to defer to the State Department because he was a member of Secretary of State Blinken’s Pine Island Capital gang whose people now dominate foreign policy.

And integration means Austin serving on Biden's task force to promote labor organizing.

What does any of that have to do with the military? A better question might be what Biden and Austin’s woke new military has to do with the military. 

In his 100 days review, Austin claimed that his first priority was sexual assault. While rape and any crime in the military should be dealt with, it sends a ridiculous message to our enemies when that's the top priority of the U.S. defense chief. ”Sexual assault is a problem that plagues us. It is a readiness issue. It is a leadership issue. We're going to lead real change for real results,” Austin ranted. Somehow I doubt China’s military bosses are focusing on crime issues.

After sexual assault there was extremism and vaccine rates: all of which are political priorities.

But Austin came into office defining the coronavirus as our greatest national security challenge. And then declaring global warming to be an “existential threat” that he intended to meet by “electrifying our own vehicle fleets." Because what the military really needs is electric cars that won’t function when the temperature drops or the charging stations are too far away.

While the Pentagon is focusing on leftist politics, Afghanistan is heating up with some of the worst fighting in a while and the Taliban are being hit with the hardest air strikes in years even as Biden preps for an alleged withdrawal. The Taliban have been making gains and the Biden administration would like to avoid a humiliating retreat under fire. But that may be unavoidable.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley was assuring the troops that whether you're "male or female, gay or straight or trans or something in between", it's all good.

While all the identity politics is making headlines, the big questions about China and Islamic terrorism aren’t. Even the question of whether we’re withdrawing from Afghanistan is still on the table despite Biden’s announcement and all the media buzz. Obama had already announced a withdrawal from Afghanistan and Austin oversaw Obama’s equally fake withdrawal from Iraq.

The official word is that the troop numbers are going to zero. But it all depends on how you define numbers and troops. Or as Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby put it, there won't be a "U.S. military footprint on the ground in Afghanistan, with the exception of what's going to be required to support the diplomatic mission there."

And some sort of unstated counterterrorism capabilities. 

While China preps for what looks like an invasion of Taiwan and Iran races forward to a nuclear bomb, the Secretary of Defense is delivering speeches full of environmentalist buzzwords like a "shared commitment" to a "resilient” and sustainable future", declaring, "we share this planet." 

But that’s what integrated defense means. Instead of expanding the capabilities of the military, its existing capabilities are integrated into whatever woke policy priorities are hot right now.

Austin isn’t overseeing a military machine, but a political organization being used to support whatever the New York, San Francisco, and D.C. economic, cultural, and political elites want. 

Democrats are defining everything as a war, from global warming to equity, as wars, except for actual wars. And the military is being used to fight every political war with no clue about how to fight the actual wars over the horizon. The new visions just means that the men on the ground will still be dealing with conflicts the same way that they have with no new lessons learned.

Withdrawing from Afghanistan doesn’t mean that we’ve learned anything, just that it’s unpopular. And we’re likely to be back in Afghanistan or Iraq using the same flawed approach because the military leadership is too busy spewing woke talking points to actually lead.

That’s bad enough when it comes to Islamic terrorists, but far worse if we fight China.

The People’s Republic of China hasn’t spent the last two decades focusing on vision statements and global warming. Its form of identity politics, unlike ours, is militantly nationalistic and convinced of its own superiority. Meanwhile, America is convinced of its own inferiority.

And our military is run by men and women who are obsessed with indoctrinating the troops with their own brand of leftist politics, organizing them politically, but not militarily. 

That doesn’t mean that we won’t stumble into a war. 

It only takes one side to start a war as we learned painfully on December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2001. China, unlike Secretary of Defense Austin, doesn’t believe in sharing the planet and isn’t focused on sexual assault tribunals or electric cars. It intends to win.

Austin’s Pearl Harbor speech is rich in unintentional ironies. Pearl Harbor was supposed to show off our deterrence even while the FDR administration imposed an embargo on Japan. 

Democrats love economic sanctions, but they don’t tend to work, and instead of folding to the embargo, Japan went on the offensive. As China prepares its own campaign of expansionism and the Biden administration, which likes to compare itself to the FDR administration, uses sanctions to avoid making the difficult decision whether to engage or disengage, history could repeat itself all over again. But this time when the planes come, they won’t catch sailors ashore, instead they’ll be listening to critical race theory and feminist lectures while charging electric cars.

Dems Move to De-Industrialize US by Shutting Down a THIRD Pipeline

While Colonial pipeline remains inactive, causing an energy crisis, Michigan Gov. Whitmer moves to shut down Line 5 pipeline

The goal is to de-industrialize the West; that's why Greta Thunberg never lectured India or China

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After the shut down of the Keystone and Colonial pipelines, Democrats are moving to close another oil and gas pipeline in Michigan.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered a Canadian energy company to close its Line 5 pipeline that has a segment running through Michigan.

“Line 5 delivers nearly half of the oil needs of both Ontario and Quebec, as well as propane for the state of Michigan,” reported The Guardian. “Earlier this month, Canada’s natural resources minister said the continued operation of the pipeline was ‘non-negotiable’ and warned that in addition to thousands of job losses, a shutdown would require 800 tanker rail cars and 2,000 trucks each day to move oil.”

Ironically, Canadian officials are pushing back on Whitmer’s order to shut the pipeline down by May 12, and she doesn’t have the authority to do so according to the 1977 Transit Pipelines Treaty between Canada and the United States.

“Regardless of what the state of Michigan may or may not want to do, the treaty is binding on the United States as a whole,” international trade lawyer Lawrence Herman said. “It’s a matter between the two governments: Canada and the United States.”

By shutting down another pipeline, Democrats like Whitmer are moving America closer to a post-industrial world with reduced energy and manufacturing capacity – and a lower standard of living for all.

A glimpse of this was seen during the Texas ice storm in February in which residents lived with little to no power for weeks.

The end goal is to de-industrialize the US, which is why activists like Greta Thunberg never lecture India or China about their energy use.

Whitmer claimed the segment of Line 5 in question, which crosses under the Straits of Mackinac, was a “ticking time bomb” for an oil spill.

“The company says it has never experienced a leak in the underwater section of Line 5 and is currently working to tunnel beneath the lake bed to further improve the safety of the pipeline,” the newspaper added.

Astute observers would note that Whitmer, who notoriously ignored her own Covid-19 lockdown orders to vacation in Florida, isn’t entirely motivated by environmental concerns given that the pipeline shutdown would lead to the oil being inefficiently transported by thousands of trucks each day.

The cost, of course, would be passed on to Michigan residents.


Colonial Pipeline Hack Crushes Vital U.S. Energy Source, Fuels Panic Among Drivers; Company Refuses to Pay Ransom 


SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/colonial-pipeline-hack-crushes-vital-u-s-energy-source-fueling-panic-among-drivers/

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Last week, a paralyzing cyberattack, allegedly conducted by a Russian hacker group known as “DarkSide,” shut down the entire digital network of the Colonial Pipeline, a 5,500-mile oil-pipeline system that transports an average of 100 million gallons of fuel daily between Texas and New York.

Dubbed “the most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date,” the ransomware assault on a network responsible for nearly 50 percent of the East Coast’s oil supply points to what conservative pundit Glenn Beck argues is a national security crisis.

“Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the ‘Axis powers’ of a ‘digital World War III’ are lining up,” asserted Beck on his radio program.

According to a report obtained by Breitbart, Colonial Pipeline has refused to pay ransom to the criminals assumed to be responsible for the cyberattack on a crucial oil system that services a large segment of the nation’s gas supply. The report reads:

[Colonial Pipeline] are working with the cybersecurity firm Mandiant to restore the data from backup systems where possible and rebuild systems where backups are unavailable, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter is still under investigation.

[…] Mandiant quickly traced the stolen data to a server owned by a New York hosting firm, which over the weekend shut the server down, preventing any data to flow to the hackers, according to several people familiar with the matter. With that extortion avenue sealed off and with Mandiant helping to restore data and rebuild systems, “there’s no reason to make the payment,” one of the people said. DarkSide ransom demands can range from $500,000 to more than $5 million, according to Mandiant.

Since Tuesday, more than 1,000 gas stations in states heavily dependent on the pipeline, including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas, have reported shortages in fuel supply, igniting panic in drivers who are buying up the last drops of gas at filling stations across the Southeast.

“Gas stations along the Southeast coast are beginning to feel the pinch from the shutdown of the biggest oil pipeline in the US due to a crippling cyber attack believed to be orchestrated by a Russia-based criminal group… [as the] closure of the 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline, which carries more than 100 million gallons of fuel from Texas to New Jersey each day, has stretched into its fifth day,” the New York Post reported.

Twitter users posting images of their experiences dealing with the impact of the fuel shortage tell well the story of present-day Americans, who seem to panic at every crisis, real or imagined.

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm cautioned on Tuesday of a gas “supply crunch” affecting “the main spurs of the pipeline” that would continue to impact the affected regions even after the pipelines were fully restored and operating normally again.

“It’s about 70% of the supplies of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and especially Southern Virginia are impacted the most,” said Granholm. “And so those are the areas with which we have the greatest concerns. And because of the fact that there’s not a whole lot of other supply.… Now, this particular pipeline also supplies other states, but there are other pipelines that supply their states as well.”

Granholm later told reporters, “Much as there was no cause for, say, hoarding toilet paper at the beginning of the pandemic, there should be no cause for hoarding gasoline.”

Yet Americans have good reason for concern, as restoration of the pipeline’s networks isn’t likely until the end of this week. The company told Fox News on Monday that segments of its delivery system are being brought back online in a “stepwise fashion.” 

“In response to the cybersecurity attack on our system, we proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems. To restore service, we must work to ensure that each of these systems can be brought back online safely,” said Colonial Pipeline in a statement released Tuesday.

The chaos of the crisis forced many governors on Tuesday to declare a state of emergency, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R), and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D). North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) called for a state of emergency over the situation on Monday.

To address the challenges of the fuel shortages, and in the wake of a devastating U.S. jobs report, the Biden administration has spearheaded an interagency government response, including issuing temporary waivers for states to use non-compliant fuel to boost supply and greater flexibility for drivers delivering fuel, among other measures.

While the motives and identities of those who launched the attack remain unknown, the incident has rightly raised concerns about the national security vulnerabilities of companies that provide critical services to Americans.

University of Notre Dame IT, analytics, and operations professor Mike Chapple, a former computer scientist with the National Security Agency, in conversation with the Daily Mail, said that “systems that control pipelines should not be connected to the internet and vulnerable to cyber intrusions.”

“The attacks were extremely sophisticated and they were able to defeat some pretty sophisticated security controls, or the right degree of security controls weren´t in place,” said Chapple. 

Anne Neuberger, Biden’s deputy national security adviser for cybersecurity and emerging technology, told the Associated Press in April that “the government was undertaking a new effort to help electric utilities, water districts and other critical industries protect against potentially damaging cyberattacks.” 

“To ensure that control systems serving 50,000 or more Americans have the core technology to detect and block malicious cyber activity,” said Neuberger, “the White House has announced a 100-day initiative aimed at defending the country’s electricity system from cyberattacks by encouraging owners and operators of power plants and electric utilities to improve their capabilities for identifying cyber threats to their networks.”

Despite these recent calls for preventive strategies to mitigate unlawful cyber activity, Colonial Pipeline remains mostly non-operational, though some systems were reportedly restarted late today. The company estimates operations will return to normal in a few more days.

This latest national crisis, among a series of troubles plaguing the country, adds yet another distraction for lawmakers, and certainly opens America up to being more susceptible to a foreign attack, a favor we don’t want to grant any adversary, at home or abroad.

Controversial Attorney Lin Wood, in His Own Words


SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/controversial-attorney-lin-wood-in-his-own-words/;

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Lin Wood, the controversial counselor from Macon, Georgia, has pulled the Trump Train into Yemassee, South Carolina. At the junction of Hampton and Beaufort County, the old railroad town is now home to one of the most audacious attorneys in the world.

Zoe Warren of The Standard SC had an opportunity to visit Lin at his home, Tomotley, one of three properties spanning approximately 1,800 acres that he has recently purchased. He interviewed Wood to provide South Carolinians who have not had a face-to-face with him a chance to hear his answers to several accusations that leveled against him since he entered the race for South Carolina GOP Chairman. This is Lin Wood, the man, addressing the truth in his words — the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Critical Race Theory at School is Weaponizing Kids Against America

Rumble — In this episode of Behind The Deep State, host Alex Newman explores the Marxist weapon known as "Critical Race Theory" and how it is being used to weaponize America's children against their own families and nation. The issue is never the issue, the issue is always the revolution, Newman explains. And that includes this "Race" and "Racism" issue. Do not let your children be brainwashed to believe these lies.

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The Debate Over Critical Race Theory Accelerates; Which States Will Prevail?

The Debate Over Critical Race Theory Accelerates; Which States Will Prevail?


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“Antiracism,” at first glance, suggests a noble idea challenging any form of racial supremacy. Yet as an ideology, it’s a highly effective weapon in the Left’s armory. But do Americans truly understand the core beliefs and values associated with the concept? Or how it works as a powerful tool to indoctrinate our children and young adults? Or how it’s used to convince people that it’s a righteous, responsible ideal we should not only embrace but celebrate?

A pervasive term in progressive dogma, “antiracism” demands that an “oppressor class,” i.e., white, straight, Christian males, must atone for its “power and privilege.” And today, “antiracism,” as an orthodoxy, is becoming increasingly prevalent and elevated in public schools and government institutions, as well as the corporate workplace and even some religious communities.

Originating from 19th-century revolutionary ideals drawn from Marxist principles — which sought to overthrow capitalist governments and replace them with socialist ones, no matter the human cost — “antiracism” embodies the Orwellian idea of “ending racism by seeing it everywhere,” as proposed by James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose in their book Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity — And Why This Harms Everyone.

People cannot simply describe themselves as “not racist,” says antiracist expert Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. “In order to be truly antiracist, you also have to be truly anti-capitalist.”

In Kendi’s America, “identity is the means and Marxism is the end,” explains documentary filmmaker and author Christopher Rufo in his essay, “Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It.” Under this worldview, capitalism is overthrown by (racial or sexual) identity- and equity-based politics, resulting in “An equity-based form of government [that] would mean the end of not only private property, but also of individual rights, equality under the law, federalism, and freedom of speech. These would be replaced by race-based redistribution of wealth, group-based rights, active discrimination, and omnipotent bureaucratic authority,” writes Rufo.

An idea infiltrating our institutions through a methodology known as critical race theory (CRT), which holds that “race is a social construct that was created by white privilege and white supremacy,” according to Lindsay and Pluckrose, is the notion that all white people contribute to racism, and thus must conform to “antiracism.”

For decades, budding leftists have worked stealthily and subtly to transform and undermine the American education system and basic American freedoms. While Americans were sleeping, “woke” college professors have indoctrinated millions of millennials, who have strayed from family values and norms and entered a workforce prizing “diversity, equity, and inclusion” as defined by a singular worldview.

In September 2020, when President Trump banned CRT training in federal government agencies, the Left bore down even harder, with President Biden reversing Trump’s order and dissolving the 1776 Project, which sought to reinstate patriotic curriculum in the schools.

From “Common Core” to “Culturally Responsive”

Today, Democrat-led states, such as Illinois, Washington, Oregon, New York, and California, require educators to abide by rigorous new rules, including Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards (CRTL Standards), which demand teachers become “culturally responsive” to a host of social and political issues, and “create curriculum content to include a counter-narrative to dominant culture,” among other mandates.

These new regulations are setting a strong precedence, to be incorporated into all teacher trainings and certification requirements. Moreover, teachers who refuse to comply could face disciplinary action or termination.

Just this week, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, a Democrat, signed into law Senate Bill 5044, ensuring K-12 educators will “continue the important work of dismantling institutional racism in public schools and recognize the importance of increasing equity, diversity, inclusion, antiracism, and cultural competency training throughout the entire public school system by providing training programs for classified staff, certificated instructional staff, certificated administrative staff, superintendents, and school directors.”

Per this bill, as illustrated in a report by the state Senate Committee on Early Learning and K-12 Education, teachers will adopt “updated cultural competency standards” comprised of “anti-racism standards, an equity framework, and culturally responsive instruction.”

Additionally, educators must demonstrate knowledge of the following concepts:

  • cultural competency, or “awareness of student cultural histories and contexts, as well as family norms and values in different cultures”
  • diversity, “the presence of similarities and differences within a given setting, collective, or group based on multiple factors including race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, age, etc.”
  • equity, “developing, strengthening, and supporting procedural and outcome fairness in systems, procedures, and resource distribution mechanisms to create equitable opportunities for all individuals.”
  • inclusion, “describes intentional efforts and consistent sets of actions to create and sustain a sense of respect, belonging, safety, and attention to individual needs and backgrounds.”

Long gone are the three Rs, as none of the foundational concepts of reading, writing, and arithmetic are mentioned in the new standards. Moreover, using taxpayer funds, the Washington state school district will require educators to complete several days of professional learning during the school year, focusing on one or more of the topics of cultural competency, diversity, equity, or inclusion.

In a recent presentation, Alex Newman, education writer and executive director of Public School Exit, likened government schools to a burning building from which parents must get their children out. “Do not let your children be brainwashed to believe these lies,” said Newman, who encourages homeschooling as the primary solution to pushing back on a system that increasingly divides children into “oppressed” and “oppressor groups” and claims that “white teachers are guilty of spirit murdering black children.”

Rufo, who is spearheading the movement to abolish critical race theory indoctrination in America’s public institutions, has been tracking introduced legislation in states across the country, including ArizonaArkansasIdahoIowa, and Louisiana, among others, that are banning the promotion of “race essentialism, collective guilt, and state-sanctioned racism.”

These Republican-controlled states are prohibiting “divisive” and “dangerous” bills that demand children identify their race, gender (at this point in time there are more than 60 terms for gender identities), and sexual orientation based on alleged notions of “oppression,” “white privilege,” and “systemic racism,” for the purpose of advancing social activism.

House bills in TexasTennessee, and Missouri, for example, bar “the teaching of ‘divisive concepts’ in state agencies and public schools, including universities.” Other states, such as Iowa, have initiated House and Senate bills that prohibit “race stereotyping and divisive concepts in state agencies, including schools; restrict funding to public schools, including universities, for teaching 1619 Project curriculum materials; and offer First Amendment protections, prohibiting race and sex stereotyping and divisive concepts in public institutions.”

The debate must move from the academic to the political realm, as Rufo suggests, and we are beginning to see that happen, which is a step in the right direction.

Since 2010, when Common Core ushered in a cornucopia of government-issued standards of education, far-left ideologues have been rewriting the roles of educators. The CRTL standards are also game-changing and will alter public education for a generation of children. Teachers and parents nationwide must be made aware of the proposed revisions, as the impact of these states’ decision to embrace critical race theory will be lifelong.

“When they see what is happening, Americans are naturally outraged,” writes Rufo. “Critical race theory promotes three ideas — race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation — which violate the basic principles of liberty and justice…. We must have courage — the fundamental virtue required in our time…. Truth and justice are on our side. If we can muster the courage, we will win.”

Controversy erupts as Senator asks first Muslim nominee for federal judgeship about Sharia


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/05/controversy-erupts;

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Joe Biden nominated the first Muslim-American in history as a candidate for federal district court judge. Zahid Quraishi was among a “diverse slate of 11 judicial nominees put forward by Biden.”

Last month, Quraishi went before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the selection process, and was asked by Committee Chair, Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat: What do you know about Sharia law?

Quraishi answered that he knows “nothing about Sharia.” Nothing? Virtually everyone knows something about the Sharia. In his position, Quraishi is likely to know a lot, and was probably fibbing, and not in an intelligent way, either. It isn’t possible that a man of his standing, who “has served as a military prosecutor and Army captain in Iraq, as an assistant U.S. Attorney who has tried cases of public corruption, organized crime and financial fraud, and as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer”, would know “NOTHING” about Sharia.

One thing for certain: Sharia is incompatible with American law, and in fact, incompatible with every free society. A statement to this effect from this potential federal judge should have been automatic and non-controversial.

There are those who will jump to his defense with the question: why single out his Muslimness? Because Islam presents Sharia as divine law, so a question about Quraishi’s views of it is fair, particularly given his potential position of such great influence.

So what might it have been that Quraishi was trying to avoid? Giving him the benefit of the doubt, many may conclude that he was trying to avoid controversy, and to steer the issue of his nomination away from his identity as a Muslim back to a focus on other issues. But if this was the case, he missed a golden opportunity to simply state the truth of how much he really knows about the Sharia and enunciate the truth that it is incompatible with numerous American laws. Such an answer would have surely caused him headaches among segments of the Muslim community (which is a matter of concern in itself), so instead, he pleaded ignorance of Sharia. Reaction was swift, as is clear from the article below.

Trying to please everybody ended up backfiring on Quraishi, who has now opened a can of worms and cast a spotlight on his own character, motives, and loyalties, as well as on his ability to think quickly.

Last year, Emilia Justyna Powell, associate professor of political science and concurrent associate professor of law at Notre Dame, researched how the two systems — democratic laws and the Sharia — work together in practice. Powell hailed Islamic law and issued a call for international law judges to consider “referring to parts of Sharia.” Quraishi, of course, may know nothing of Justyna Powell, but surely he should know that such studies have been a niche focus of interest in some realms of academia for some time,  and more generally in the legal domain as well.

With his blatant tactic of evasion, Quraishi has shown himself to be an unwise judge, with a possible agenda, and one who lacks foresight as well.

Despite concerns that have erupted on every side, it is the absurd “Islamophobia” accusations against Durbin for asking the question that will likely get more attention than Quraishi’s unwillingness to be transparent.

To allay the concerns of those who are levying accusations about “Islamophobia” against Durbin, to even out the playing field, the Senate Judiciary Committee could pose the same question to every potential federal judge: “What do you know about Sharia law?”  And every answer should be fully public.

“Zahid Quraishi could be first Muslim federal judge, but questions remain,” North Jersey, May 10, 2021:

New Jersey’s Zahid Quraishi has served as a military prosecutor and Army captain in Iraq, as an assistant U.S. Attorney who has tried cases of public corruption, organized crime and financial fraud, and as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer.

But when Quraishi, who grew up in Union County, appeared last month before the Senate Judiciary Committee – which is considering his nomination as a federal district court judge – one of the few questions he faced had nothing to do with his noteworthy resume.

“What do you know about Sharia law?” asked the committee chair, Sen. Dick Durbin.

Muslim Americans were dismayed that even a war veteran and magistrate judge could not escape Islamophobic suspicions that routinely befall those seeking or serving public office. The question about Sharia, or Islamic law, is one they say is laden with bias and the false assumption that being Muslim somehow is at odds with being American.

But it wasn’t only the Sharia question that rankled many Muslim Americans. Quraishi’s answer – that he knows nothing about Sharia – also drew rebukes and a call from one prominent attorney and Islamic law expert for organizations to rescind their support of him. By distancing himself from Sharia, they fear he may be reinforcing negative perceptions about the faith and who constitutes a “good Muslim.”

Some Muslim and South Asian advocacy groups and legal organizations have publicly supported Quraishi’s nomination. But other Muslim leaders have been hesitant, saying they want an explanation of his role as a U.S. Army legal adviser for detention operations in Iraq and his work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Quraishi declined an interview request…..

Transgender Bishop Is a Rejection of Christianity

The First 'Transgender Bishop' Shows How Churches Abandon Christianity

Rev Megan Rohrer talks with a queer chaplain:

I was asked to perform at an event called Advent Drag. Their Pastor Rev Megan Rohrer invited me to talk with them about drag & spirituality and the work of a queer chaplain on an Instagram. I thought I'd share this with you.


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/culture/tyler-o-neil/2021/05/11/the-first-transgender-bishop-shows-how-churches-abandon-christianity-n1445963;

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For decades, American mainline Protestant denominations have strived to remain culturally relevant, often at the expense of biblical Christian doctrine. Many churches in these denominations "may remain faithful to the gospel", but the institutions accept a terrifying degree of heterodoxy among the clergy — as even pastors deny the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This past weekend, a biological female* who appears to identify as nonbinary, Megan Rohrer, became the first transgender bishop in a mainline Protestant denomination, leading the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Sierra Pacific Synod, Religion News Service reported. Rohrer has requested that others mutilate the English language by referring to her by the plural pronoun “they.”

Anyone familiar with the predilections of the ELCA would not be surprised to see this extremely liberal denomination on the cutting-edge of heterodoxy. After all, the ELCA became the first denomination to ordain an openly transgender person (Rohrer again) in 2006 and the first denomination to call a transgender pastor to serve in 2014.

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Yet assigning Rohrer over a diocese of local churches seems particularly striking. In doing so, the ELCA is putting its cards on the table: the denomination emphatically rejects the clear teaching of scripture that God created humans irrevocably male and female, and it is embracing a secular gospel of identity over the Christian gospel of redemption.

When Rohrer celebrated her new position in a statement to Religion News Service, she framed it in terms of the ELCA celebrating “transgender people,” as if people could not be separated from their so-called gender identities.

“It’s an honor to be called to serve the Sierra Pacific Synod,” Rohrer said. “During this time when some imagine trans people at their worst, Lutherans have once again declared that transgender people are beautiful children of God. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me and my family as I accept this call.”

The Bible does not teach that “transgender people are beautiful children of God,” but rather that all people can become children of God if they believe in Jesus Christ (John 1:12-13). Rohrer’s statement suggested that gender identity is essential to a person, even when stating the essential identity of a Christian — as a child of God.

When it comes to a Christian’s identity, the key aspect does not revolve around gender or sexuality or nationality or language — it revolves around his or her relationship with God.

The Bible compares accepting Jesus to a new birth. The gospel of John rings with this theme from the very first verses. This new birth gives people power to “become the sons of God,” giving them the Holy Spirit of adoption, by which creatures of flesh and blood call the creator of the universe “Father.” Christians are “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:15-17).

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Elsewhere, St. Paul explains that this identity enables Christians “to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart” (2 Corinthians 5:13). It is in this context that he explains, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Christianity promises people who suffer from gender dysphoria (the condition of identifying with the gender opposite one’s immutable biological sex) a new identity, a much more hopeful identity than that of a transgender person. This identity is as a child of God, a co-heir to the entire universe, and a person who is not to be judged by appearances.

By contrast, transgender identity acts like an alternate gospel. In this telling, a male who suffers from gender dysphoria but who rejects his “true” female gender identity commits a kind of original sin, and he must repent and accept that he “is” a “transgender woman.” Society must acknowledge its unjust role in perpetuating this sin. Real personal fulfillment and true justice only come through acknowledging the “truth” of transgenderism.

Yet transgender identity will always be biologically false. Each person is male or female down to the level of DNA. While some people suffer from disorders of sex development and are called “intersex,” transgenderism is not about these people — transgenderism is about clear males or females who embrace a gender identity opposite their biological sex.

There is no evidence that transgender surgery improves the mental health outcomes of gender dysphoric people. Men and women who formerly identified as transgender and underwent surgery have grown to reject transgender identity and lament the damage they did to their own bodies.

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The differences between men and women begin in the womb and continue throughout all of life. Even those who successfully alter their bodies to look like a member of the opposite sex will still have telltale signs of their true biology: males tend to have larger hands, and even male-to-female transgender people like Caitlyn Jenner still have male hands, even if they alter everything else.

The Bible does not promise that gender dysphoric people will find fulfillment in their gender identities but in a relationship with God. God is the source of all goodness and joy, and compared to Him, any earthly identity is dust in the wind.

Yet the Bible does make one astonishing promise that should resonate with transgender people specifically.

The New Testament promises that those who believe in Jesus will be “born again,” and they will be given new, perfect, spiritual bodies. “So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body” (1 Corthinians 15:42-44).

In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul wrote that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.” But he told of a “mystery”: “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality” (1 Corinthians 15:51-53).

Christianity does not just promise eternal life — it promises eternal life in glorious, perfect, heavenly bodies. This passage always moves me, because I think of my own physical frailties — bad teeth, weak vision, short stature — and know that God will fix these things at the resurrection. If this hope can bring joy to a healthy 27-year-old, imagine what this promise means to those suffering with cancer, paralysis, or gender dysphoria.

This is the central promise of Christianity — in Jesus, “Death is swallowed up in victory.” This does not just mean eternal life, it means glorious, incorruptible life in bodies without weakness or ailment. Could there be a more powerful hope for people suffering with gender dysphoria?

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Yet it seems the ELCA is rejecting this broader vision for the watered-down secular gospel of transgender identity, a false promise built on a lie. Christians should be able to tell the difference.

*Editor’s Note: The original version of this article described Megan Rohrer as a “male who identifies as female.” It appears this description was inaccurate. Rohrer had previously identified as lesbian before identifying as transgender, so it appears her transgender identity is not a traditional male-to-female or female-to-male version, but a nebulous rejection of the binary of biological sex. The article has been corrected to reflect this interpretation.

Biden Put Past Life Healer in Charge of School Reopenings

Betraying parents while working out “karma and deeply seated issues on the cellular level.”

Kelly Trautner: Mastering the Balance-Living and Leading with Purpose


SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/05/biden-put-union-past-life-healer-charge-school-daniel-greenfield/;

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

In November, the American Federation of Teachers was touting Kelly Trautner's views on safe school reopenings. Earlier in the pandemic year, Trautner had promoted a webinar on a safe return to schools. By 2021, the AFT's Director of Healthcare, was offering her own lessons on "yoga and pranayama practices" and "meditation and mindfulness".

As a certified yoga teacher and "Registered Karuna Reiki Master" (meaning she had mastered Stage III of Holy Fire of the pseudoscience which includes "healing past life issues" and "clearing cellular memories from the DNA"), this was something Trautner was qualified to do.

But the AFT’s Director of Healthcare, occasional yoga teacher, executive coach, and master of the secret energy arts was telling the CDC under what conditions schools could be reopened.

And she was doing it with the backing of the Biden administration.

Biden had run for office promising to “listen to the science” and “follow the science” especially when it came to reopening schools. While desperate parents clamored to reopen schools and save their children from depression and suicide, he promised them that he would only allow it if the science said he could.

“I set an ambitious but achievable goal of opening most K-8 schools by the end of my first 100 days,” Biden declared. “It is also a goal we can meet if we follow the science.”

Then he redefined reopening most schools as being ‘open’ for at least one day a week.

Biden hasn’t achieved his goal because he didn’t really try. The American Federation of Teachers, the greedy and powerful union, and its local affiliates, had fought school reopenings. When CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that schools could reopen, the Biden administration quickly claimed that she had only spoken "in her personal capacity".

Biden promised that there would be "science-based judgment" on reopening schools coming.

Emails obtained by Americans for Public Trust showed that the CDC’s “science-based judgement” was actually being shaped by the AFT and revealed an email from its Reiki Master slash lawyer slash meditation expert laying out obstacles to reopening schools.

Not only wasn’t Biden following the science, but he was following a literal pseudoscience.

The AFT not only got access to the CDC's guidance but Trautner sent an email providing "possible ways to strengthen the document" by calling for exempting teachers who “who have documented high-risk conditions or who are at increased risk for … COVID-19”, or who have a household member at "increased risk", from having to go back to work teaching students.

Based on CDC materials, the category of increased risk could potentially cover teachers over 65 or even 45 years old, minorities, anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, pregnant teachers, former smokers, alcoholics, or teachers who are overweight or obese.

A 5'2 teacher who weighed 136 pounds would qualify as overweight using the BMI index.

With categories like these, it would be hard to find teachers who weren’t potentially exempt from doing their jobs.

The CDC's guidelines told schools to offer "remote work" options to teachers with "high-risk conditions that place them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19". A possibly narrower group, but seemingly incorporating the core proposal from Trautner and the AFT.

The CDC also apparently added Trautner's line about revisiting the guidelines, “in the event of high community-transmission results from a new variant of SARS-CoV-2.”

The email from Trautner to the CDC was forwarded by Carole Johnson.

Johnson is one of Biden's three pandemic response coordinators. Forwarding Trautner’s email to the CDC made it very clear that the Biden administration wanted the “science” to be governed by the demands of the AFT through its Director of Healthcare whose medical background was in “healing past life issues” and releasing “karma and deeply seated issues on the cellular level”.

Before becoming a Biden pandemic response coordinator, Johnson had been the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Johnson's tenure in the scandal-plagued Murphy administration, which had forced nursing homes to accept infected coronavirus patients, and whose state-run veteran homes had become death factories, had been controversial in her own right. Before that, Johnson had been a senior health policy advisor in the Obama White House and had worked for assorted lefty non-profits and legislators. What were her scientific qualifications for any of this?

As a New Jersey briefing noted, Carole Johnson "has a Master's degree in government from the University of Virginia. She also has brought on board Andrea Katz, who is her Chief of Staff. Ms. Katz is an attorney by training, and has worked in various capacities for the democratic party."

Katz is currently the chief of staff of the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

Working in various capacities for the Democrats seems to be all the science that’s needed.

That and a law degree.

Kelly Trautner, in addition to her energy healing skills, also has a BA in political science from Marshall University and a JD from Capital University. After graduating from law school, Trautner seemed to have become the deputy executive officer of the Ohio Nurses Association. When the union affiliated with the AFT, Trautner came along for the ride.

Along the way she ran the Center for Balanced Living, practiced executive coaching, was certified in yoga and energy healing, and rose to become the director of AFT Nurses and Health Professionals even though there's no sign in her bio of being a nurse or having any kind of medical degree in anything. This year, she made the leap to Senior Director on Health Issues.

Several years earlier, Trautner had been urging followers to “send Reiki” energy "alone or in a group" because "the world needs our light."

It’s not clear what scientific or medical qualification Trautner has on health issues. It’s one thing to head up a union for medical workers, and another to give the CDC medical guidance.

The AFT could have found an actual doctor to serve as Director of Healthcare, and to negotiate with the CDC, the fact that it didn’t says everything about the legitimacy of its medical concerns.

The CDC and the Biden administration certainly knew whom it was dealing with and didn’t care.

When a Reiki master with a law degree is providing the CDC with school reopening guidance, that’s not science, it’s union politics.

A few years ago, Kelly Trautner was running a center using "trauma-informed yoga programming" to treat eating disorders. And then she was telling the CDC what to do.

Biden claimed that he was going to listen to the scientists. And then he let an energy healer with a background in healing past life issues and clearing cellular memory have more influence over reopening schools than the actual parents desperately fighting for their children.

So much for the science.

The majority of white Democrats are no longer Christian. And lefties love mocking religion, claiming that they’re rationalists who believe in science, not superstition. And then, whether it’s Hillary Clinton’s seance or the Marianne Williamson presidential campaign, they prove to be willing to believe in anything and everything except God and the Bible.

43% of liberals believe that astrology is scientific, 58% of Democrats believe in UFOs, and 69% believe in ghosts. Less than half of Democrats know that the earth revolves around the sun.

70% of Republicans believe in God. Only 45% of Democrats do. 39% believe in some ‘other’ power or spiritual force.

When that’s the base of your party, why not turn to an ancient energy healing system from 1989 which planted World Peace Crystal Grids at the poles to send peace energy all over the world?

People are entitled to believe whatever they like. What they’re not entitled to do is falsely claim that they’re the party of science when what they really believe is they’re unhappy because in a past life they were Lizzie Borden whose ghost still haunts their downstairs bathroom and that the spaceship is coming to take those with the right colored auras back to their home planet.

And they can’t claim that they’re listening to the science when they’re obstructing school reopenings when what they’re really doing is listening to energy healing union hacks.

“The science has been evolving,” AFT boss Randi Weingarten had argued. “It’s not a political calculation, it’s based on trying to make the science work.”

Evolving the science to make it work for you is what you do when you don’t like the results.

And then you can regress your DNA’s cellular memory and explain that teachers shouldn’t be expected to actually teach children until they work out their past lives as long as the American Federation of Teachers keeps funding the political ambitions of the Democrat Party.