NEW YORK UNIVERSITY “THOUGHT CRIMINAL”, PROFESSOR MICHAEL RECTENWALD VIDEOS

Dr. Michael Rectenwald is the author of eleven books, including Thought Criminal (2020); Beyond Woke (May 2020); Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom (2019); Springtime for Snowflakes: “Social Justice” and Its Postmodern Parentage (an academic’s memoir, 2018); Nineteenth-Century British Secularism: Science, Religion and Literature (2016); Academic Writing, Real World Topics (2015, Concise Edition 2016); Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age (2015); Breach (Collected Poems, 2013); The Thief and Other Stories (2013); and The Eros of the Baby-Boom Eras (1991).

Michael is the Chief Academic Officer and co-founder of American Scholars, a pro-American education platform. He was a Professor of Liberal Studies and Global Liberal Studies at NYU from 2008 to 2019. He also taught at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Case Western Reserve University. He holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master's in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh.

Professor Rectenwald is a pundit and champion of free speech and opposes all forms of authoritarianism and totalitarianism, including socialism-communism, “social justice,” fascism, political correctness, and “woke” ideology. The notorious @antipcnyuprof (now @TheAntiPCProf), he has appeared on numerous major network political talk shows (Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox & Friends, Fox & Friends First, Varney & Company, The Glenn Beck Show), on syndicated radio shows (Coast to Coast AM, Glenn Beck and many others), on The Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders, among numerous podcasts and online shows.

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Biden Nominates USSR Apologist for Comptroller of the Economy

From Kazakhstan with Lenin.

'Where Would A Person Even Come Up With These Ideas?' Toomey Points To Soviet Upbringing Of Nominee

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to discuss the candidacy of Saule Omarova to run the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Biden 'Bank Regulator' Nominee Praises Genocidal USSR: 'There Was No Gender Pay Gap There'

Get this… Self-styled “radical” Cornell Law professor Saule Omarova, Joe Biden’s pick to become “Comptroller of the Currency,” recently Tweeted reckless and ignorant praise of the Soviet Marxist system that trained her throughout the 1980s https://www.mrctv.org/blog/biden-bank...

Financial Regulation, Banking Law and Development: Saule Omarova

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BY LLOYD BILLINGSLEY

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/10/kazakhstan-lenin-lloyd-billingsley/;

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Joe Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency in the U.S. Treasury Department is Saule Omarova, a native of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic and graduate of Moscow State University, which she attended on a “Lenin Personal Academic Scholarship.” In a May 9, 2020 interview with Chris Hayes of NBC, Omarova explained how she arrived in America.

“I was an undergraduate student at Moscow State University and there was at the very end of the Gorbachev era an exchange program between Moscow State and the University of Wisconsin Madison. I got lucky against all odds, and I came for that one semester in 1991 to Madison, Wisconsin. While I was there in December of 1991, the Soviet Union fell apart. So there I was a student without anywhere to go back. I was very worried about what was going to happen. So I stayed to do my Ph.D. in political science, but frankly, I’m just, to this day, I feel guilty for having left the country at such a momentous time because obviously, they couldn't hold it together without me.”

“Your departure and it all falls apart,” Hayes said. “That’s amazing timing.” As it turned out, unlike many other émigrés, Omarova remained a fan of the USSR.

In 2019, nearly 30 years after the USSR collapsed, Omarova was on record that say what you will about old USSR, there was no gender pay gap there. The market doesn’t always ‘know best.’” In the old USSR, the all-male Dictatorship of the Proletariat always knew best, but Hayes didn’t get into that.

As F.A. Hayek outlined in The Road to Serfdom way back in 1944, economic knowledge is fragmented and dispersed, so no group of people, is able to plan an economy that will thrive for the benefit of all. That’s why Omarova’s beloved “old USSR” was an economic basket case.

Countries barren of liberties are also barren of groceries. The biggest country in the world, with abundant energy and natural resources, could not even feed itself. This was a matter of record, but Hayes failed to press the issue. Omarova knew that in the old USSR consumers waited in line to select, pay, and pick up the goods. That is how an economy planned by Communist Party bosses functions in practice, but there’s more to it.

In a Communist state like the old USSR, the rulers must be willing to take drastic measures, so as Hayek put it, the worst get on top. In the old USSR, those less than worshipful of the collectivization plan must be “liquidated as a class,” as with the kulaks of Ukraine in the 1930s, Stalin deployed a planned famine that claimed the lives of millions.

Hayes might have asked if Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev et al ever did anything with which Saule Omarova disagreed, but he never popped the question. The USSR also herded people into the forced labor camps that Solzhenitsyn wrote about in The Gulag Archipelago, and Anne Applebaum charted in the 2003 Gulag: A History. Hayes didn’t ask about those books, and Omarova failed to explain what she knew when she knew it, and what she thought about it.

The Kazakhstan native earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from Northwestern. During the administration of George W. Bush, Omarova served in the treasury department as a special advisor on regulatory policy to the undersecretary for domestic finance. The Lenin scholar now holds forth as a law professor at Cornell.

In The People’s Ledger: How to Democratize Money and Finance the Economyreleased in 2020, Omarova sets forth the vision of  “how democratizing access to central bank money would—and should—transform and democratize the entire financial system.” The paper offers a “blueprint for a comprehensive restructuring of the central bank balance sheet as the basis for redesigning the core architecture of modern finance.”

Her focus is the Federal Reserve and her proposed reforms “would make the financial system less complex, more stable, and more efficient in serving the long-term needs of the American people.” Making independent banks “non-depository lenders” would change banking “as we know it.”

Saule Omarova wants to eliminate private banks as a class, a government takeover similar to the “old USSR,” where the Communist dictatorship set people’s salaries, as the Lenin scholar explained, “in a gender-blind manner and all women got very generous maternity benefits. Both things are still a pipe dream in our society!”

Many Republicans oppose Omarova, and Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen reportedly has reservations. The Lenin scholar’s biggest booster is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whose entire career is based on her false claim to be Cherokee. Warren is the prime mover of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which blamed the financial crisis on private institutions and cast the federal government as the savior. Saule Omara’s scheme does likewise, only more so.

Instead of private banks, people would hold deposits with the Federal Reserve. Government would control everybody’s money. That is a belch from the old USSR, but Saule Omarova has a shot at confirmation.

Tracy Stone-Manning, linked with tree-spiking eco-terrorists, was recently confirmed as director of the Bureau of Land Management. Vichy politicians could easily make way for the Lenin scholar from the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.

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Toomey: Biden’s Comptroller Nominee Scrubbed Marx Thesis From CV

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https://thenewamerican.com/toomey-bidens-comptroller-nominee-scrubbed-marx-thesis-from-cv

Fordham Placed in Bottom 10 of College Free Speech Rankings

In FIRE’s second year administering a student survey, Fordham’s ongoing court battles stood out to respondents

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BY CHLOE ZELCH

SEE: https://fordhamobserver.com/64756/news/fordham-placed-in-bottom-10-of-college-free-speech-rankings/;

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Following the university’s court battles against Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center ’21, Fordham was ranked 145 of 154 schools in the College Free Speech Rankings survey by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in 2021. The ranking was determined by feedback from Fordham students.

FIRE is a nonpartisan organization committed “to defend and sustain the individual rights of students and faculty members at America’s colleges and universities,” according to the organization’s website. FIRE educates students about First Amendment rights.

Fordham has been ranked in FIRE’s list of the worst 10 schools for free speech three times, with statements from FIRE specifically referencing the SJP lawsuit and the Austin Tong controversy.

“Fordham does promise free speech. And right now, it is bad at living up to that promise.”Adam Goldstein, FCLC ’99

This year’s list is based on the opinions of 250 Fordham students. FIRE did not specify how these students were selected or if they were representative of the student body. Students in the survey expressed that they found it difficult to have “an open and honest conversation” about racial inequality, the conflict in Palestine, and many other issues at Fordham.

Adam Goldstein, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’99, senior research counsel to the president at FIRE, explained that Fordham’s broken promises of guaranteeing free speech to students led to the university’s low ranking.

“Fordham does promise free speech. And right now, it is bad at living up to that promise, according to its own students,” Goldstein said.

Fordham is classified by FIRE as a “red light” institution, meaning Fordham has at least one policy that clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech.

Fordham has been issued a red light warning specifically for its IT policies. The policy states that the following actions are banned: “using any IT resource or communication services, including email or other means, to intimidate, insult, embarrass and harass others; to interfere unreasonably with an individual’s work, research or educational performance; or to create a hostile or offensive working or learning environment.”

”While it might be nice if people didn’t insult each other, banning insults is a speech restraint incompatible with Fordham’s other promises,” Goldstein said. “Reforming the IT policy alone would have improved Fordham’s ranking substantially.”  

The survey used 100 points to rank schools, with 88 of those points coming directly from student responses to the FIRE survey. Only 7% of respondents said that it was extremely clear that the Fordham administration protects free speech, while 13% said it was not clear at all.

“Fordham’s campus is not a place for free speech under the current rules in place about public display and protest.”anonymous sophomore

One junior who was surveyed expressed being unable to express their opinion about the prison-industrial complex in class: “My professor immediately shut me down and made me feel like a bad person in front of the whole class.”

A sophomore surveyed said they were concerned by how Fordham responds to student protests. 

“Anytime that I think of wanting to have a protest on campus I think of the severe punishments that the administration has dealt to students in the past,” the student said. “Fordham’s campus is not a place for free speech under the current rules in place about public display and protest.”

“Fordham is free to believe what it chooses, and should be answerable for what it chooses to believe,” Goldstein said. “If Fordham wants to continue onward as an institution that restrains student protest and social media activity, it should remove the free speech promises from its policies and honestly admit that it doesn’t intend to protect free speech.”

Bob Howe, vice president for communications, declined to comment on the ranking. 

Kellogg’s Goes Woke While Its Workers Go Broke

No one wants to see how the woke cereal gets made.

A century after John Kellogg’s involvement with the Race Betterment Foundation which called for a registry deciding who should be sterilized in order to improve the “race”, an idea later embraced by the Nazis, Kellogg’s is hopelessly racist.

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/10/kelloggs-goes-woke-while-its-workers-go-broke-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 the late 19th century, John Harvey Kellogg, a eugenicist and celibate vegetarian, became the leading health food nut of the era and along the way accidentally invented corn flakes.

Back then Kellogg’s Battle Creek Sanitarium was a spa for the rich where patients got electric baths and enemas (the subject of a scathing parody in the book and movie, The Road to Wellville). These days, Battle Creek, Michigan is in much worse shape and Kellogg’s is the area’s biggest employer. But the corporation, like most of its multinational woke ilk, spends most of its time virtue-signaling social justice while outsourcing American jobs.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, another of the multitude of hijacked radical foundations, is the biggest shareholder of Kellogg's through the Kellogg's Foundation Trust. The left-wing activist foundation had originally been founded as the W. K. Kellogg Child Welfare Foundation by John's brother who idealistically but foolishly told his board, "Use the money as you please, so long as it promotes health, happiness, and welfare of children."

An example of the Kellogg Foundation's promotion of the happiness of children is its Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Implementation Guidebook which claims that "emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology" is racist, and saying, “People are people. We are all alike regardless of the color of our skin,” is even more horrifyingly racist.

A century after John Kellogg’s involvement with the Race Betterment Foundation which called for a registry deciding who should be sterilized in order to improve the “race”, an idea later embraced by the Nazis, Kellogg’s is hopelessly racist. The only difference is that it traded eugenic racism against black people for social justice racism against white people.

Kellogg’s cereal pushes Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Baby board book on parents to teach that even white babies are evil racists. “We know that by two years old children are already consuming racist ideas,” Ibram X. Kendi declared. That wasn’t true until he got started.

With some help from Kellogg’s.

But while Kellogg’s was working hard to promote the ”health, happiness, and welfare of children” by feeding them sugary cereals and teaching them that white people are evil, it was also busy wrecking the economy of Battle Creek, Michigan to make a little more money.

It didn’t count though because much of Kellogg’s Battle Creek workforce is white.

Under CEO Carlos Gutierrez, later Bush's Commerce Secretary, much of the operation was shut down and moved to Mexico. After that Battle Creek's unemployment rate went from 3.9% to 7.5%.

"He knows exactly what it takes to make American businesses grow and create jobs," Bush said of Gutierrez.

Which was true. Just in Mexico.

Since then, Gutierrez became Romney's Hispanic chairman, and endorsed Hillary and Biden, but not until he created Republicans for Immigration Reform after turning on Mitt Romney for not being sufficiently supportive of replacing Americans. "I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn't belong," he huffed.

Maybe some Republicans opposed to endless immigration used to have jobs in Battle Creek.

The workers who do still have jobs in Battle Creek are on strike. 1,400 workers are now walking the picket line after Kellogg's announced that it would cut 212 jobs

The local union president, a fourth-generation worker, said that they were tired of Kellogg's moving jobs to Mexico.

"We work seven days a week, that’s what we do. In exchange for that, we live the American dream. At the end of the day, that’s what they want to take from all of us."

Kellogg’s prefers the Kendi dream of getting rich by accusing Americans of racism while screwing the American working class. And it’s not just the American workers who get the shaft from the woke virtue signalers in the C-suite. A few years ago, Kellogg's moved its cereal plant from Ontario to China. And it closed its Australian plant and shifted over to Thailand.

When Kellogg's isn't firing its American workers and trading them for foreign workers who will work for a fraction of the cost, it's terrorizing its workforce with Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. While Kellogg's won't pay its workers fairly, it has hired a roster of diversity executives who make 4 times their salary to tell them how racist they are.

CEO Steve Cahillane responded to the drug overdose death of George Floyd and the subsequent devastating riots by the Black Lives Matter racist hate group by falsely claiming that there were "racial injustices" and declaring that "in North America, we cannot reinforce strongly enough our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment". In North America, maybe not as much in actual racist countries where Kellogg's offers fewer “race-conscious” classes.

The 360 degree turn from the Race Betterment Foundation to Kellogg’s Race-Conscious learning series shows that horseshoe theory also applies to woke cereal companies.

“Kellogg recognized, along with the rest of the country and world, that we had entered a point of no return in terms of social justice,” a quote in Kellogg’s Equity newsletter screams. “What if we created a dialogue about the intersectionality of race and food?”

Or what if Kellogg’s stopped firing workers while telling them they’re racist?

While Kellogg’s touts the “Fight for Food Justice”, it treats its food workers like garbage. C-suite woke virtue signaling can cover up a multitude of sins. That’s why it’s taken over corporations. Instead of actually practicing ethics and decency, major corporations now hire diversity executives to assemble social justice word salads that make Corporate America sound like Che.

The more jobs Kellogg’s cuts at its Battle Creek birthplace, the more it talks about equity.

Kellogg’s boasts that it’s a Top 50 Company for Diversity and that diversity and equity are “paramount to achieving our success”, but the real secret sauce is cheap foreign labor.

An Amnesty International report accused Kellogg's and a variety of woke food multinationals, including Unilever, the parent company of antisemitic BDS advocate Ben and Jerry's, of getting palm oil from plantations where 8-year-olds worked under hazardous conditions.

While the C-suite virtue signals about social justice, children are dropping out of school to labor on plantations, women are working for $2.50 a day and breathing in toxic pesticides.

“I don’t go to school,” a 10-year-old boy working on a plantation said. “I carry the sack with the loose fruit by myself but can only carry it half full. It is difficult to carry it, it is heavy. I do it in the rain as well but it is difficult…My hands hurt and my body aches.”

No one actually likes to see how the woke sausage or the cereal gets made.

"George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery are among the many names burned into our consciousness," Kellogg's CEO Steve Cahillane declared.

Maybe the name of that 10-year-old boy or the fired Kellogg’s workers should be burned into his consciousness instead. But accusing Americans and white people of racism is cheap, running an ethical company is expensive. 

Just stop by Battle Creek or a woke palm oil plantation and find out how many children had to suffer and how many American workers had to lose their future so that Tony the Tiger could rot children’s teeth with sugar and their souls with racist wokeness.

Video: Restricted – How Big Tech is Taking Away Your Freedom

Censoring you for thoughtcrime.

BY PRAGER U

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Should Big Tech have the power to control what we see, hear, and even think? Online censorship shouldn’t be a partisan issue. In their latest short documentary, Restricted: How Big Tech Is Taking Away Your Freedom, Prager U reveals this growing threat and shows why online censorship is an issue for everyone. Don't miss it -- check it out below:

 

 

Target Taiwan: Under Biden, China has a “friend” in the White House.

BY JEFF CROUERE

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/10/target-taiwan-jeff-crouere/;

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In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was unleashed on the world from China. The evidence is now growing that the bioweapons laboratory in Wuhan, China was the original source of the virus. If this theory is true, the virus was either accidentally or intentionally released on an unsuspecting world. 

Of course, the government of communist China is not cooperating with an investigation into the origins of COVID-19, so the world may never know the truth. The mere fact that China is blocking this investigation should lead everyone to question what China is trying to hide.

The pandemic has killed over 700,000 people in the United States and over 4.7 million people worldwide. The economic costs in this country have been staggering. Millions of jobs that were lost may never return. 

In China, it is a much different situation. According to the World Health Organization, less than 6,000 people have died from the virus in China. Their economy has prospered as their products have continually been shipped to “big box” retailers like Walmart. 

In the United States, these large retailers, which are heavily dependent on Chinese goods, never closed. In contrast, American small businesses were closed during the pandemic lockdown. Sadly, many of these small businesses, the backbone of the American economy, will never reopen. 

China benefited in another important way from the pandemic. Until early 2020, President Donald Trump was a thorn in China’s side. Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump warned of the Chinese threat to the American economy. He spent his entire administration working to bring home American factories from China. He also significantly raised tariffs on Chinese goods. His goal was to improve our economy by increasing the number of American jobs and boosting American manufacturing.

The Chinese hated the losses being inflicted by the Trump administration. However, this all changed once the pandemic started to dominate media headlines in the United States. The pandemic led to a new voting model in the 2020 election. There was a massive expansion of mail-in voting, which was pushed throughout the country because of the fear of COVID-19 and the supposed dangers of in-person voting. In a Pew Research study, it was determined that an astounding 46% of all votes cast in the 2020 election were mail-in or absentee ballots. 

Of these votes, the vast majority supported Joe Biden for President. In just the state of Pennsylvania, it was determined that 75% of the mail-in votes were cast for Biden. With this type of election model, it is no surprise that Biden won the presidency. While the outcome has been hotly disputed by Trump and millions of his supporters, nothing has been overturned and Biden has been able to implement key components of his far-left agenda. 

China has benefited tremendously from Trump leaving the presidency. Under Biden, China has a “friend” in the White House. Not only is Biden considering easing the Trump tariffs, but he is also not too concerned about human rights abuses in China. 

In his recent speech to the United Nations. Biden did not mention China at all. He could have denounced how China brutally eliminated the freedom movement in Hong Kong and imprisoned the courageous leaders challenging the communist government.  He could have advocated for the people of Tibet, who have faced severe repression by the communist Chinese for decades. In addition, he could have condemned what many consider to be genocide practiced by the Chinese against the Muslim Uighur community. 

Many Biden critics claim that the reason Biden refused to condemn China was that his son, Hunter Biden, has longstanding and lucrative financial deals with business entities in the communist mainland. 

Whatever the reason, Biden’s silence may only encourage more Chinese aggression toward their favorite target, Taiwan, otherwise known as “Free China.” After the humiliating withdrawal of American military forces from Afghanistan and the continued presence of American hostages in that country, the Chinese have become more emboldened and have escalated their threatening behavior against Taiwan. 

China has conducted “assault drills” near Taiwan and on Thursday sent two dozen military aircraft to penetrate the island’s air defense zone. This is just the latest example of Chinese aircraft entering Taiwanese airspace, which has been happening quite frequently over the last few weeks.  

The Chinese goal is likely to either invade Taiwan or encourage the capitulation of the country without firing a shot. What has been the response of the United States to these multiple Chinese provocations? Absolutely nothing, even though we have a “security partnership” with Taiwan. 

With the Biden administration intent on purging Trump supporters from the military and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, supporting the teaching of “Critical Race Theory” at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, the United States does not seem to be ready to challenge China, which is the largest military in the world. China has 2.8 million people serving in its military forces, approximately twice the number of American service members.

Despite our economic ties, the Chinese are a formidable enemy. What will we do if they invade Taiwan? Many analysts believe that the Chinese will act quickly while our country is still reeling from the debacle in Afghanistan. 

Sadly, our leadership team at the White House is uninspiring, to say the least. While Biden has refused to confront China, Milley has made questionable contacts with them. In the new book, Peril, Milley is reported to have contacted his Chinese military counterpart to assure them that Trump was not planning military action against them. He also promised to give them advance notice if any military attack was imminent. 

As China eyes Taiwan and threatens this democracy, the brutal communist dictators of the country must be reassured that the United States is in a weakened state and has horrible leadership. 

If ever China was to make a move, now might be the time. We must not be unprepared like we were in Afghanistan. The implications for national security are too enormous. 

Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award-winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs nationally on Real America's Voice Network, AmericasVoice.News weekdays at 7 a.m. CT and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance, and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on Crouere.net. For more information, email him at [email protected]

 

 

ATF Whistleblower Exposes Rampant Fraud

ATF Employees Are Stealing Millions From You And Me!

Did ATF Just Get Caught Stealing Taxpayer Dollars?!?

New rule would greatly expand ATF power

Check out our video on the ATF's proposed rule 2021R-05, and how you can submit a comment to fight this impending infringement! The new rule greatly expands ATF power and treads over your right to keep and bear arms! Visit FightATF.com to submit a comment to the ATF!

Joe Biden’s Executive Orders On Gun Control: Expansion Of The ATF, End Of Homebuilt Firearms

BY JOHN CRUMP

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2021/10/atf-whistleblower-exposes-rampant-fraud/;

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WASHINGTON D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) whistleblower exposed Bureau administrative employees fleecing the American taxpayers for possibly millions of dollars.

The whistleblower only identified as Joe told CBS that multiple employees filed for and received “LEAP” pay even though they did not qualify for the bonus scale. LEAP stands for “Law Enforcement Availability Pay.” It is meant for paying law enforcement officers for on-call hours where they are required to work long and odd hours. The pay is not meant for non-law enforcement employees of the ATF, and non-LEO is expressly prohibited from collecting the income. The ATF pays a rate of 25% over base pay. If an employee makes a base salary of $100,000, that officer could be paid $125,000 with LEAP pay.

“If you were functioning in an administrative capacity, you don’t qualify for the pay. So, you’re not supposed to get it,” Joe said. “A lot of people were getting it.”

In 2016, the whistleblower noticed the problem of administrative employees claiming LEAP pay shortly after taking a job as an information specialist in the ATF’s Human Resources department. Joe reported the violations to his supervisors. Instead of rewarding him for finding fraud, his employee review was downgraded from “fully successful” to “minimally successful.” Last summer, the ATF fired Joe for “unacceptable performance,” which he believes was retaliatory for his discoveries.

Last year, a lawyer for the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) claimed the agency found “a substantial likelihood of wrongdoing.” The OSC is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency whose mission is to investigate whistleblower’s claims.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) performed an audit on ATF employees filing for and receiving LEAP pay. The audit turned up at least 94 employees that collected LEAP pay when they were not entitled to the money. OPM stated that the ATF engaged in “prohibited personnel practices.” OPM suspended the ATF’s ability to create specific jobs for “no less than six months.”

OPM did not state the fate of the ATF employees that defrauded American taxpayers out of taxpayer’s money. It is not known of any disciplinary action or if the employees were forced to pay back the money. The exact amount of funds incorrectly paid out to administrative employees is also not known. It is also not known for how long the fraud has been going on inside the Bureau.

A recent AmmoLand News story recently highlighted a leaked video conference call where Acting Director Marvin Richardson announced the ATF’s goal to double in size over the next five years. Many in the gun world worry that this goal, along with the mismanagement of current funds, could affect gun rights and waste money that could be used for things like clearing out the NFA backlog.

Some gun rights groups and government waste watchdogs see this uncovered fraud as yet another example of an out-of-control agency abusing its power and changing the rules as it sees fit. Many believe that the ATF works outside the law by changing definitions to meet its political goals and sees the firing of Joe as internal political payback.

The ATF did not respond to AmmoLand’s request for comments.


About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at www.crumpy.com.

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Hamas-sponsored conference plans for time after ‘liberation of Palestine,’ discusses which Jews to kill and not kill

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/10/hamas-sponsored-conference-plans-for-time-after-liberation-of-palestine-discusses-which-jews-to-kill-and-not-kill;

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Palestinian leadership routinely states that the Palestinian “resistance” is all about the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel. Some mysterious block prevents far too many Westerners from believing them. Yet this is an obsessive goal of the Palestinians, who make no secret of it. In fact, they advertise it.

The “Promise Of The Hereafter’ Conference For The Phase Following The Liberation Of Palestine And Israel’s ‘Disappearance” is explicit and crude in its goals, which include murdering selected Jews and using others to prevent a “brain drain.”

This conference should be headline news for every major news organization in the world. But it isn’t. Islamic antisemitism and the ongoing objective to destroy Israel have now become an accepted form of bigotry, intolerance and violence.

Then people wonder why antisemitism and the pro-Palestinian lobby are growing in Western communities.

“Hamas-Sponsored ‘Promise Of The Hereafter’ Conference For The Phase Following The Liberation Of Palestine And Israel’s ‘Disappearance’: We Must Differentiate Between Jews Who Should And Should Not Be Killed, And Prevent A Jewish ‘Brain Drain’ From Palestine,” MEMRI, October 4, 2021:

The September 30, 2021 “Promise of the Hereafter[1] – Post-Liberation Palestine” conference, sponsored by Hamas leader in Gaza Yahyah Al-Sinwar and attended by senior officials from Hamas and other Palestinian factions, discussed preparations for the future administration of the state of Palestine following its “liberation” from Israel after the latter “disappears.”

The conference published a concluding statement listing “ideas and methods of operation [to be implemented] during the liberation of Palestine” after Israel ceases to exist. This list included, inter alia, a call for drafting a document of independence that will be “a direct continuation of the Pact of ‘Umar Bin Al-Khattab” concerning Byzantine Jerusalem’s surrender to the Muslim conquerors which took place apparently in 638; a definition of the leadership of the state until elections are held; recommendations for engagement with the international community and the neighboring states; a call for preparing in advance appropriate legislation for the transition to the new regime; a call for establishing apparatuses to ensure the continuation of economic activity once the Israeli shekel is no longer in use and to preserve the resources that previously belonged to Israel; and a call for compiling a guide for resettling the Palestinian refugees who wish to return to Palestine.

The conference also recommended that rules be drawn up for dealing with “Jews” in the country, including defining which of them will be killed or subjected to legal prosecution and which will be allowed to leave or to remain and be integrated into the new state. It also called for preventing a brain drain of Jewish professionals, and for the retention of “educated Jews and experts in the areas of medicine, engineering, technology, and civilian and military industry… [who] should not be allowed to leave.” Additionally, it recommended obtaining lists of “the agents of the occupation in Palestine, in the region, and [throughout] the world, and… the names of the recruiters, Jewish and non-Jewish, in the country and abroad” in order to “purge Palestine and the Arab and Islamic homeland of this hypocrite scum.”

The conference was organized by the Promise of the Hereafter Institute, which was established in 2014; the institute called it “a conference that looks to the future.” Dr. Issam Adwan, chairman of the conference’s preparatory committee and former head of Hamas’s department of refugee affairs, said that the conference’s recommendations would be presented to the Hamas leadership, which also funded the event.[2] The recommendations were also included in the strategies that the Promise of the Hereafter Institute had been drawing up since its establishment to address the phase following the liberation of Palestine.[3]

In his statements for the conference, which were delivered by Hamas political bureau member Kamal Abu Aoun, Hamas leader Al-Sinwar stressed that “we are sponsoring this conference because it is in line with our assessment that victory is nigh” and that “the full liberation of Palestine from the sea to the river” is “the heart of Hamas’s strategic vision.”

This report will review the concluding statement of the September 30, 2021 Promise of the Hereafter conference and statements by several participating officials.

The Concluding Statement Of The “Promise Of The Hereafter” Conference

“Today, on Safar 30, 1443 AH, September 30, 2021, under the generous sponsorship of the leader Yahya Al-Sinwar Abu Ibrahim, head of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, the Promise of the Hereafter Institute held the first strategic vision conference of its kind: the Promise of the Hereafter Conference, which formulated ideas and methods of operation [to be implemented] during the liberation of Palestine in various areas that were discussed at the conference. This complements the strategies that have been formulated by the Promise of the Hereafter Institute since its establishment in 2014, with the aim of providing a clearer vision for those in charge of liberating Palestine. The following are some of the recommendations [formulated at] the conference:

“1. The sovereign body that is to lead the liberation is the Council for the Liberation of Palestine, which is to include all the Palestinian and Arab forces who endorse the idea of liberating Palestine, with the backing of friendly countries.

“2. The liberation of Palestine is the collective duty of the entire [Islamic] nation, first and foremost of the Palestinian people. Its is [therefore] crucial to formulate a plan for utilizing the nation’s resources and dividing the labor among its different components, each according to its abilities. That is the responsibility of the Council for the Liberation of Palestine.

“3. The Council for the Liberation of Palestine will be headed by a general secretariat, led by a steering council, which, upon the liberation of Palestine, will become an executive council headed by an interim presidential council until the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections and the formation of a new government.

“4. Immediately after the liberation, the liberation forces will issue a Palestinian independence document setting out the Palestinian principles, highlighting the Palestinian national identity and its Arab, Islamic, regional and international depth. The formulation of this document will be overseen by a team of experts in the spheres of politics, law and media, for this will be a historic document on the legal and humanitarian levels, a direct continuation of the Pact of ‘Umar Bin Al-Khattab[4] and of the announcement issued by Salah Al-Din upon his liberation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque [in 1187].[5]

“5. Following the liberation, the Palestinian judicial system will be directly regulated by an interim basic law that will allow implementing the laws from before the establishment of the independent state, each in its area of application, as long as they do not contradict the content of the Palestinian Declaration of Independence or the laws that will be legislated and ratified by the judiciary authorities in Palestine during the interim period or after it, until the unification of the judiciary authorities in Palestine – because the disappearance of states [i.e. Israel] does not mean the disappearance of legal effects, for the law is not abolished but rather amended by another law.

“6. The liberation forces will declare a series of interim laws, to be formulated in advance, including a land and real estate law granting [these forces] control over all state lands and assets, as well as laws [regulating the activity of] the civil service, the interim government, the Palestinian army, the judiciary and security [apparatuses], the return [of the refugees], the [state] comptroller and the municipal authorities.

“7. A [document] will be prepared declaring the application of Palestinian sovereignty over the 1948 territories, setting out a position on various agreements and contracts.

“8. An announcement will be addressed to the UN declaring that the state of Palestine has succeeded the occupation state and will enjoy the rights of the occupation state, based on the articles of the 1978 Vienna Convention on Succession of States.[6]

“9. Upon the liberation, the fate of the national agreements signed by the occupation or the Palestinian Authority will be at the discretion of the Palestinian state, given that the circumstances that prevailed during the occupation of Palestine are not similar to the circumstances that will prevail later. Therefore, it will be possible to consider these agreements from a different perspective, should the [Palestinian] state be inclined to renounce these commitments, born of international agreements that are the basis for the changing circumstances addressed by the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.[7]

“10. The state of Palestine is likely to inherit from the defunct state of ‘Israel’ the agreements delineating the borders with Egypt and Jordan, as well as the economic zone delimitation agreements with Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, the passage and shipping rights in the Gulf of Aqaba, etc. Wise diplomacy will surely find a way to ensure that no side’s interests in the international agreements will suffer, neither the [interests of] the succeeding state (Palestine) or of the other states.

“11. A committee of legal experts will be established today, to study all the agreements, contracts and organizations that the state of ‘Israel’ has joined, and submit recommendations regarding each of them, determining which agreements the state of Palestine [should] choose to inherit and which it [should] not.

“12. The international community and the peoples of the world will be addressed, in order to clarify Palestine’s foreign policy, based on cooperation and mutual respect; a first diplomatic meeting of the ambassadors and representatives of the [various] states will be held in Palestine, in Jerusalem, the city of peace and freedom, so as to underscore the adherence of the free state of Palestine to the international commitments that promote security, stability and development in the region and the world; letters will be sent to the UN, the ambassadors of the various states and the representatives of the various religions in Palestine.

Preparedness POP QUIZ, Merck busted covering up aborted human fetal cells, European nations BAN covid vax for younger people

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-10-07-preparedness-pop-quiz-merck-busted-covering-up-aborted-human-fetal-cells.html;

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(Natural News) In addition to breaking news on the covid vaccine being banned in Scandinavian countries (for certain age groups), and China’s warning of imminent war against the world, today’s Situation Update begins with a Preparedness Pop Quiz that covers the top 10 areas where we all need to be prepared.

Listen to the first 25 minutes of today’s podcast (below) and give yourself 10 points for each of the 10 preparedness areas you have covered (such as home food production, backup comms, community networking, etc.) If you score 70 or better, you’re well prepared! If you score under 50, you’re behind the curve and need to take steps to get caught up.

Mainstream media tries to trick the public with “new math” about vaccine-injured people in the hospitals

To try to hide the full extent of vaccine injuries and deaths now taking place around the world, the lying mainstream media is making statements such as, “Nearly 13% of hospital patients with confirmed Covid were unvaccinated.” This means, of course, that 87% of hospital patients were previously vaccinated.

Other stories run by the BBC inadvertently confirm that two-thirds of COVID “cases” in the UK are taking place among vaccinated people. See full details here.

They are hoping that nobody can remember how to do basic math. (They might be right…)

Scandinavian nations ban the use of Moderna’s covid vaccine in younger people

Due to alarming numbers of young people suffering myocarditis, blood clots, and heart attacks, Sweden, Denmark, and now Finland have all banned the Moderna covid vaccine in younger age groups (anyone under 30 in one case).

The US, UK, and Canada, meanwhile, are happy to keep murdering young people with vaccines since that helps achieve their global depopulation agenda. Somehow, scientists in Scandinavian countries aren’t yet all-in with the depopulation plandemic scheme. More details here.

Energy and power grids rapidly collapsing in Asia and Europe

In China, 21 out of 30 provinces are now experiencing rolling blackouts as power generation bandwidth crumbles due to shortages of coal. According to the South China Morning Post, some factories are currently operating just one day per week.

US coal production can’t keep up with global demand, which continues to soar. Meanwhile, the natural gas shortage/price increase across Europe has fertilizer producers reeling. Many have shut down, and just two days ago, Germany’s largest ammonia plant slashed its output and is warning it may have to shutter the entire operation.

The upshot is that skyrocketing energy prices (and outages) are going to thrust millions of people across Europe and China into poverty as manufacturing is heavily impacted. The coming winter won’t be easy to handle without affordable heat, either.

The natural gas shortage/price spike is also affecting greenhouse food production across Europe. This, in addition to the fertilizer plants shutting down, means Europe will face extreme food scarcity following the 2022 harvest. This will extend into the Fall of 2022 and may continue long after.

It’s a good thing that fasting is good for your health!

Colorado health care system orders woman to DIE from lack of a kidney transplant because she won’t take the spike protein injection

The University of Colorado Health system is now operating in full-blown “death panel” mode, removing a woman from a kidney transplant list because she won’t take the spike protein injection.

Apparently, in order to receive an organ transplant in Colorado, you must first destroy your healthy organs with a bioweapon injection. Only then are you allowed to receive replacement organs, most of which are probably already contaminated with spike protein nanoparticles themselves.

Read the following letter, sent to the patient by UCHealth administrator Katherine Hamann, the Kidney Transplant Coordinator for the hospital:

(See hi-res image at this link…)

Kidneys are routinely damaged by vaccines, of course, due to the mercury content found in some flu shots as well as aluminum adjuvants. So the vaccine industry damages your kidneys, driving you to a transplant, then orders you to take yet more toxic injections in order to receive the transplant.

It’s all a cruel scam designed to generate repeat profits for Big Pharma and the organ harvesting hospitals that profit from organ trafficking.

It is an industry of death, and now that industry is openly running death panels. Is anyone really surprised? Sadly, all the people who will soon die from covid vaccines can’t be tapped for organ donations since their organs are destroyed by the spike protein.

But that’s probably the whole point.

Hear all this and more in today’s Situation Update podcast

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It’s astonishing that there are still people who aren’t yet red-pilled about what’s really happening. What will it take before they wake up and smell the tyranny?

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China issues dire warning, says World War III can jump off “anytime” over conflict involving Taiwan

"China has warned that World War Three could be triggered ‘at any time’ after it sent dozens of warplanes into Taiwan’s airspace. It claimed that the people of China were ready to back all-out war with the US, warning the island nation against “playing with fire.”"

Image: China issues dire warning, says World War III can jump off “anytime” over conflict involving Taiwan

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-10-07-china-warns-world-war-iii-start-anytime-conflict-involving-taiwan.html;

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(Natural News) When Donald Trump was in the White House, he kept a close tab on the Chinese government, forcing Beijing to come to the negotiating table regarding trade and other issues while blocking the Communist regime off from sensitive American technology.

At the same time, Trump honored previous U.S. defense agreements with Taiwan because it is a democracy and because the Chinese regularly threatened to invade the island nation — although the threats ceased during the 45th president’s term.

But he’s gone now, cheated out of a second term by Marxists in government and the deep state, and it is becoming quite obvious the Chinese do not fear or respect Trump’s successor, Joe Biden.

How do we know? Because the threats against Taiwan have resumed again as well as acts of military intimidation. What’s more, the Chinese continue to build the capability specifically to invade the island, which the regime considers just a ‘renegade province’ even though the once-ruling government of China fled there after losing a civil war to Mao’s Communists.

The Daily Mail reports on some harrowing new details:

China has warned that World War Three could be triggered ‘at any time’ after it sent dozens of warplanes into Taiwan’s airspace.

An article in the state-backed Global Times newspaper on Tuesday said that “collusion” between the US and Taiwan was so “audacious” that the situation “has almost lost any room for maneuver, teetering on the edge of a face-off.”

It claimed that the people of China were ready to back all-out war with the US, warning the island nation against “playing with fire.”

In recent days, nearly 150 warplanes including fighters, nuclear-capable bombers, anti-submarine and electronic warfare planes have violated Taiwan’s airspace including 56 planes in a single incident in what has become a dramatic escalation of aggression.

Meanwhile, the hapless Biden says he’s ‘talked to’ Chinese President Xi Jinping about Taiwan and he said Xi has agreed to abide by some arrangement no one seems to know anything about, including, apparently, Biden, as tensions have continued to rise between Taipei and Beijing.

“I’ve spoken with Xi about Taiwan. We agree…we’ll abide by the Taiwan agreement,” Biden told reporters at the White House this week.

But, the Daily Mail notes that the phone call took place Sept. 9; it isn’t clear what agreement he was referring to, and besides, it’s obvious whatever was discussed made little difference to Xi because he has ratcheted up his aggressiveness towards the island democracy since then.

“It may have been a nod to Washington’s long-standing policy under which the US officially recognizes Beijing rather than Taipei, and the Taiwan Relations Act, which makes clear that the US decision to establish diplomatic ties with Beijing instead of Taiwan rests upon the expectation that the future of Taiwan will be determined by peaceful means,” the outlet reported.

Meanwhile, the Taiwanese aren’t backing down. President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Tuesday to “do whatever it takes” to defend the country, as U.S. warships and those from a half-dozen other countries made their presence felt in the region this week.

President Tsai’s vow “comes as British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (‘Big Lizzie’) was shown sailing in the Philippine Sea in a joint exercise with two US carriers — the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Carl Vinson — and Japan’s helicopter destroyer JS Ise,” the Daily Mail reported.

In reality, the Izumo-class helicopter destroyers are being modified into aircraft carriers capable of operating vertical takeoff-landing F-35Bs from their decks; the modifications are said to be directly related to China’s construction of carriers.

Xi “has described the seizure of the self-governed democracy as ‘inevitable’ and Beijing has ratcheted up pressure on Tsai since she was elected in 2016 on a mandate of an ‘independent’ Taiwan,” the Daily Mail noted.

Sources include:

NavalNews.com

DailyMail.co.uk

NaturalNews.com

Biden, Democrats are setting nation up for financial ruin with massive spending packages that will drive our debt into the stratosphere

Image: Biden, Democrats are setting nation up for financial ruin with massive spending packages that will drive our debt into the stratosphere

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-10-07-biden-democrats-setting-nation-up-for-financial-ruin-massive-spending.html#;

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(Natural News) For those of you who voted for Joe Biden thinking he was just the ‘moderate’ our nation needed after four years of that ‘right-wing extremist’ President Donald Trump, boy, were you duped.

One, Biden may have legislated as a ‘moderate’ for the bulk of his U.S. Senate career, but remember he was Barack Obama’s vice president, and Obama was a Marxist.

Two, you may not have noticed (or pretended that it didn’t matter) but the Joe Biden who campaigned last year and is now in the Oval Office is not the same Biden, mentally speaking, who left the administration four years ago with Obama. He’s ‘lost a step,’ people say in polite company; in not-so-polite company, people say he’s lost his mind. Either way, it’s obvious he’s not running his show — Marxists behind the scenes are running his administration, as evidenced by practically every piece of legislation Biden has signed or is backing.

Like, say, multi-trillion-dollar spending bills that fund every left-wing dream program (and then some) into year infinity.

That is if those spending packages don’t break our country first — and they will, though we’re being lied to by Biden and others who say that their spending packages are fully paid for.

They’re not, as Brian Riedl notes at the New York Post:

The bill, which aims to move America closer to a European-style social welfare state, will shorten the fuse on a debt bomb that’s already set to detonate.

Last year, lawmakers enacted $3 trillion in (mostly) justified deficit spending for a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Yet the 2021 spending blowout is set to dwarf those costs.

Already, the Democrat-controlled Congress passed a massive $1.9 trillion spending bill shortly after Biden took office under reconciliation so they could avoid a certain Republican filibuster in the Senate, but the package billed as “COVID stimulus,” was not necessary. Plus, it was packed with excessive spending for line items including outsized federal unemployment benefits that, when taken with state benefits, have created a labor shortage because millions of Americans are getting paid more to stay home than work, leaving businesses shorthanded or forced to close (which leads to a reduction in payroll and income taxes).

“The Senate has passed a $550 billion infrastructure bill that is financed mostly with gimmicks. Biden’s 8.4 percent discretionary spending increase would permanently raise the baseline by $1 trillion over the decade,” Riedl added.

“And now, Democrats are trying to pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that would raise deficits by as much as $1.75 trillion. Even those figures understate the bill’s true cost by at least $1 trillion by pretending that policies like the expanded child tax credit will expire within a few years, even though the Democrats’ policy is to make them permanent,” Riedl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, added.

Biden, last week, said that his package is fully paid for. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lied and said the same thing Wednesday.

“It’s not about a dollar amount,” she told reporters. “The dollar amount, as the president said, is zero. This bill will be paid for.”

Republicans and conservative pundits and journalists scoffed mightily at that whopper.

“Nothing is free, and anyone telling you something is free is trying to sell you something else,” noted Brandon Morse, video creator and deputy managing editor at Red State.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) weighed in as well, writing Pelosi is “as delusional as President Biden” if she believes that.

“All this debt is projected to make interest the largest item in the federal budget, consuming nearly half of all annual tax revenues within three decades,” Riedl continued. “And these figures assume that interest rates still remain comparatively low. If rates exceed the CBO projections by even just one percentage point, it would add $30 trillion in interest costs over 30 years.

“None of this is remotely sustainable. Which is why all of this new spending will eventually bring huge new taxes. Biden and congressional Democrats claim that all of their promises can be financed by taxing corporations and families earning over $400,000. Basic math shows otherwise,” he adds.

If this debt monster passes, better find a way to hide your money and assets. Because Democrats will use every trick in the IRS playbook to confiscate it, so they can dole out just a dribble in return.

Sources include:

NYPost.com

FoxNews.com

DebtCollapse.com

Los Angeles City Council Passes ‘Strictest in the Nation’ Mandate for COVID Vaccine Proof

BY GWENDOLYN SIMS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/gwendolynsims/2021/10/07/los-angeles-city-council-passes-strictest-in-the-nation-mandate-for-covid-vaccine-proof-n1522324;

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ABC7 reports that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a city ordinance requiring all people within the city of Los Angeles “to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping centers, entertainment venues, and personal care establishments.”

Garcetti signed the ordinance a few hours after the Los Angeles City Council passed the COVID-19 vaccination proof measure which is “considered one of the strictest in the nation”—as if that’s a good thing. The ordinance takes effect 31 days after Garcetti signed it and “the city will begin enforcement as of Nov. 29,” but Californians know the pressure by leftists to comply with the ordinance will begin immediately since the city “already requires full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test” for large events of over 10,000 people—unless, of course, you’re a Democratic politician or celebrity.

Recommended:  Here’s California’s Latest Attack on Poor and Middle-Class Residents—in the Name of ‘Equity,’ of Course

“Vaccinating more Angelenos is our only way out of this pandemic, and we must do everything in our power to keep pushing those numbers up,” Garcetti said after signing the ordinance. “These new rules will encourage more people to get the shot, and make businesses safer for workers and customers – so that we can save more lives, better protect the vulnerable, and make our communities even safer as we fight this pandemic.”

Businesses that violate the ordinance will first be issued a warning. They’ll be issued a $1,000 fine for a second violation, a $2,000 fine for a third violation, and a $5,000 fine for a fourth violation. One can’t help but think this ordinance is more about control than it is about safety.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 hospitalizations and other numbers continue on a steady downward trend in Los Angeles County, as the number of people getting vaccinated there continues to be nearly stagnant.

Rand Paul’s Warning to Americans: ‘Be Afraid of Your Government’

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/10/07/rand-pauls-warning-to-americans-be-afraid-of-your-government-n1522371;

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In the wake of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcement that he plans to sic the FBI on concerned parents who speak out at school board meetings against critical race theory and COVID restrictions, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted the Biden administration and said Americans should “be afraid of your government.”

“Moms at school boards are being told that they’re criminals, potential domestic terrorists, for the crime of dissent, and I think criminalizing dissent is something that we should all be appalled with,” Paul told Fox News.

Garland claimed that there has been a “disturbing trend” of teachers being threatened or harassed. PJ Media’s Megan Fox looked into these allegations and concluded they’re mostly bunk.

When asked what he would tell Americans concerned that they’ll end up on some government list if they “say the wrong thing” at their local school board meeting, Paul didn’t mince words.

“I would say be afraid. Be afraid of your government,” he responded. “That’s a sad thing from someone in the government to say, but the thing is, is those lists already exist.”

“I think the problem is, it’s become so normalized to use government to search out and seek out your opponents,” Paul continued, before citing the abuse of FISA warrants to illegally spy on the Trump campaign as an example.

“If you go to a school board meeting and you’re disruptive and you don’t obey the rules of the school board meeting, then there will be local punishment,” Paul said. “But that has nothing to do with the federal law, it has nothing to do with the Department of Justice. What Merrick Garland did is, he’s attempting to stifle dissent, and he’s attempting to say, ‘Beware, or Big Brother’s coming after you if you speak out against my policies or against the Biden policies.’”

Liberal Judge Blocks Texas Heartbeat law

BY BOB ADELMANN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/liberal-texas-judge-blocks-texass-new-heartbeat-law/;

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Obama-appointed liberal Judge Robert Pitman issued an injunction — a restraining order — on Wednesday prohibiting anyone from enforcing Texas’s “heartbeat law,” S.B. 8.

His bias was clear from the beginning of his 133-page opinion:

A person’s right under the Constitution to choose to obtain an abortion prior to fetal viability is well established.

That is the basis upon which the entire abortion issue rests: that somehow the contrived “right” of a woman to kill her unborn child created by the Supreme Court in 1973 and affirmed in 1992 now serves as a bedrock certainty that such a “right” exists. And the judge takes umbrage at Texas’s attempt to restore sanity and the right to life of an unborn child:

Fully aware that depriving its citizens of this right by direct state action would be flagrantly unconstitutional, the State contrived an unprecedented and transparent statutory scheme to do just that.

The State created a private cause of action by which individuals with no personal interest in, or connection to, a person seeking an abortion would be incentivized to use the state’s judicial system, judges, and court officials to interfere with the right to an abortion.

Rather than subjecting its law to judicial review under the Constitution, the State deliberately circumvented the traditional process. It drafted the law with the intent to preclude review by federal courts that have the obligation to safeguard the very rights the statute likely violates.

Judge Pitman wrote that since abortion is safe, it must therefore be legal:

The Court finds that abortion is a safe and common medical procedure, based on the credible declarations of abortion providers founded on their education and experience.

Perhaps it is safe to the “pregnant person” (his words), but fatal to the child she is bearing. But no ink is spent in defending his or her right to life in Pitman’s opinion.

Besides, he writes, since abortion is now legal and constitutional, any reason to kill the unborn child is sufficient: “[Supporters of abortion] describe a host of reasons why people might obtain an abortion: commonly arising out of medical, financial, and family planning concerns.”

“Others seek abortions after fetal anomalies are diagnosed, which such diagnoses may result in severe disabilities or death.” This is, plain and simple, the judge’s justification for murder. Chillingly, it lays the groundwork for the argument that if a child suffers such “fetal anomalies” before birth and may therefore be killed, why cannot the “pregnant person” — now a mother — kill her child after birth?

Those who wrote and now support S.B. 8 are “vigilantes,” wrote the judge:

S.B. 8 imposes an almost outright ban on abortions performed after six weeks of pregnancy as well as other anti-abortion measures meant to empower anti-abortion vigilantes and target those who support abortion care in Texas.

Unbelievably, the judge writes of the “irreparable harm” imposed on those “pregnant persons” who cannot rid themselves of the inconvenience of a child:

People seeking abortions face irreparable harm when they are unable to access abortions.… These individuals are entitled to access to abortions under the U.S. Constitution.

Pitman received a Bachelor of Science from Abilene Christian University, where his classmates voted him student body president. After that, he earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law, and then a master’s degree in international human rights Law from Oxford. So he is no fool.

But he cannot see or refuses to see, the enormous affront to the Creator of life his ruling supports and defends. Instead, he sees any efforts to protect the lives of unborn children as the work of “vigilantes!”

His ruling makes certain that no one may bring an action against an abortion provider in Texas:

It is ordered that the State of Texas, including its officers, officials, agents, employees, and any other persons or entities acting on its behalf, are preliminarily enjoined from enforcing [S.B.8].

In other words, he enjoins any private citizen from bringing legal action against an abortionist under S.B. 8.

Kimberlyn Schwartz, a spokeswoman for pro-life Texas Right to Life, also sees the entire case for abortion resting on the false “right” to kill the Supreme Court conjured in Roe:

This is ultimately the legacy of Roe v. Wade, that you have activist judges bending over backwards, bending precedent, bending the law, in order to cater to the abortion industry.

These activist judges will create their own conclusion first: that abortion is a so-called constitutional right and then work backward from there.

The powers-that-be were delighted with Pitman’s order. White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki erupted:

Tonight’s ruling is an important step forward toward restoring the constitutional rights of women across the state of Texas.

The fight has only just begun, both in Texas and in many other states across this country where women’s rights are currently under attack.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland lauded Pitman’s decision, declaring it a “victory for women of Texas.”

Nancy Northrup, president and CEO of the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights, exuded that Pitman’s order “is a critical first step in restoring abortion rights and services in Texas.”

The good news in all of this is that babies aren’t being aborted in Texas, despite his ruling. Abortionists remain afraid of lawsuits, resulting in a more than 80-percent reduction in the ghastly procedure since September 1 when S.B. 8 took effect.

And lawyers defending the Texas law immediately announced they will appeal Pitman’s ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which enjoys the reputation as being, as Katherine Hamilton wrote at Breitbart, “the most conservative federal appeals court in the nation.”

From there, it’s one step to its final destination: the Supreme Court.

By the time the case gets there, however, the issue may be moot. The high court is hearing the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which directly challenges Roe v. Wade and its conjuring of a fake, vicious, and deadly “right to kill.” A favorable decision by the high court reversing Roe (decision to be announced next June) would preclude the necessity of bringing the present case to their attention.

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Nordic Countries Suspend Moderna COVID Jab for Younger People

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/nordic-countries-suspend-moderna-covid-jab-for-younger-people/;

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This week, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland have suspended administering Moderna’s COVID “Spikevax” vaccine over an increased risk of side effects such as inflammation of the heart muscle in younger recipients.

Sweden and Denmark announced their decision on Wednesday, with Finland joining on Thursday.

According to the statement issued by the Swedish Public Health Agency, the Moderna shot will be halted for use by anyone who was born on 1991 and later for “precautionary reasons,” since

Data point to an increased incidence of myocarditis and pericarditis [two types of heart inflammation] in connection with vaccination against Covid-19, mainly in adolescents and young adults and mainly in boys and men.

At this time, those 81,000 of young Swedes who have already received a first dose of Moderna shot will not be offered a second dose at this time.

The statement continues:

New preliminary analyses from Swedish and Nordic data sources indicate that the connection is especially clear when it comes to Moderna’s vaccine Spikevax, especially after the second dose. The increase in risk is seen within four weeks after the vaccination, mainly within the first two weeks.

Under-30s who have not yet received any vaccine are now being recommended to get the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. Interestingly, however, a link to the aforementioned study provided in the statement indicates that Pfizer’s “Comirnaty” shot that uses the same mRNA technology as Moderna is also associated with an increased risk of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults.

The decision is valid until December 1, with the agency planning to issue a new recommendation after this date.

Swedish region Gävle decided to ditch Moderna altogether.

In an interview with the local radio, Gävle vaccine coordinator Tina Mansson said, “We will not be using Moderna at all in our region,” and pointed to the “higher frequency” of heart inflammation associated with the vaccine as the reason. She added that current plans are for most people who received a first dose of Moderna not to be given any second vaccine dose, due to the assessment that a single dose already offers sufficient protection. Older people who are not in the risk group, or those who received both Moderna doses and are due for a booster shot, will be administered Pfizer instead.

In Denmark, the National Board of Health stated that Danes under the age of 18 will not be offered the Moderna vaccine. Bolette Søborg, ahead of the board, indicated, a bit confusingly, that “In Denmark, we have not seen more cases of myocarditis, or that there should be any difference between the two vaccines [Pfizer and Moderna] in the Danish vaccination program.” Yet, the statement indicates that there is “a suspicion of an increased risk of heart inflammation when vaccinated with Moderna.” Both vaccines are now being investigated, but Pfizer will be offered instead of Moderna.

Finland, similarly to Sweden, will not be offering Moderna shots to men aged 30 and younger and reportedly recommended them to opt for Pfizer’s vaccine.

Norway, the fourth Nordic country, has not officially suspended Moderna but issued a recommendation for boys and men age 30 and younger not to take it and consider Pfizer as an alternative. Those who have received a first dose of Moderna are welcome to switch to Comirnaty.

The study cited by all of the counties will be published “within a couple of weeks,” and it has been sent to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for assessment, according to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

A Moderna spokesperson said in an e-mail that there is nothing to worry about and that the benefits of the protection the shot offers outweigh the risks of getting heart inflammation. “These are typically mild cases and individuals tend to recover within a short time following standard treatment and rest,” the e-mail says. It was added that the risk of myocarditis is increased for those who contract COVID, and vaccination remains “the best way to protect against this.”

In reality, however, the chances of getting heart inflammation because of the mRNA shot are far from “rare.”

The New American has previously reported that in June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held an emergency meeting about cases of heart inflammation conditions developing in younger recipients after receiving mRNA shots of Pfizer and Moderna. The CDC presentation slides revealed that the chances of young male vaccine recipients (aged 12-29) developing heart inflammation is 21 times higher than in their unvaccinated peers. Girls are not spared the risk, either, and they are 5.5 times more likely to get heart problems after receiving a shot. It was argued during the meeting by one of the public speakers that the actual numbers may be three to 14 times higher than what’s been made public to date since the CDC is withholding VAERS data and delaying publishing adverse-event reports.

Following the CDC meeting, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a warning to patient and provider fact sheets for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to indicate a “rare risk” of heart inflammation.

It looks as if U.S. health officials are not as concerned about young people falling ill with heart inflammation as their Scandinavian colleagues, and continue to recommend the shot.