Belarusian soldiers attacked the border barrier. Used lasers to blind Poles.

Belarusian soldiers attempted to destroy a barrier on the border with Poland, blinding Polish soldiers with lasers and strobe lights. The Polish police have confirmed that they have found the body of a Syrian migrant in the border zone with Belarus. The police believe that the man was around 20 years old at the time of his death. Overnight, the Belarusian security services attacked the Polish border guards with tear gas and green lasers. They also tried to destroy the Polish border fence with the help of terrain vehicles.

Zuckerberg Awards Millions to Anti-White Education Groups (Video)

“Our Collective Power Summit”



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

“We’re building anti-racist school boards in America.” – Chan Zuckerberg Racial Equity Grantee “School Board Partners,” June 2021

It was announced Thursday that numerous anti-white organizations have been awarded millions of dollars by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as part of their expansive “Racial Equity Grants” initiative. The “Racial Equity Grants” are comprised of “a Five-Year, $500 Million Commitment” to “advance racial equity, diversity, and inclusion”.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan. In addition to funding race-baiting in schools, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has pledged tens of millions to fight “climate change” and “vaccine hesitancy.”

Last month, it was reported that Mark Zuckerberg “put an unprecedented amount of private funding — $419.5 million — into mail-in and get-out-the-vote efforts in 2020.”

According to the New York Post:

Mark Zuckerberg’s millions bought lefty activists access to local election offices, allowing them to organize massive get-out-the-vote efforts in Democrat-dominated cities from the inside.

Zuckerberg interfered in the election by funding the blandly-named, but highly partisan groups Center for Technology and Civic Life and the Center for Election Innovation and Research.

School Board Members are Too White, Racist and Must Be Trained

Just one of the Racial Equity Grantees, “School Board Partners” received a $1.5 million dollar grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to further the goal of training “2,500 school board members across the U.S. over the next decade.”

Some quotes from a short promotional video from School Board Partners:

We’re building anti-racist school boards in America.

Every single day, across millions of classrooms, our school systems perpetuate systemic racism. And there are 100,000 adults that make this a reality. They are elected school board members.

School Board Partners is ready to shift the representation gap between school board members and the communities in which they serve, as well as provide those school board members with racial equity training such that they’re able to lead long term systemic change.

School systems across our country can’t move forward until the 100,000 leaders of our boards start to change the calcified structures, policies, and practices that created and now exacerbate our country’s racial equity gaps.

Watch a School Board Partners video to see what school board members will be learning:

An upcoming conference hosted by School Board Partners features panels on “How to advocate for Women of Color in the Superintendency”, “In Pursuit of Equity: How to Hold Your Superintendent Accountable for Being Anti-Racist”, “Reimagining the Role of Police in Schools: Investing in Alternatives Practices that Achieve Both Safety and Racial Justice” and “Focusing on & Centering Equity Amidst Political Backlash & CRT [Critical Race Theory]” among others.

Other grantees include:

  • $1.25M to the Hunt Institute “to support a campaign to add one million new teachers of color and increase the number of school leaders of color by 30,000 by 2030.”
  • $800K to the Equity Institute  to “work with schools, districts, and education organizations to design more diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environments.”
  • $2M to the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity to “provide coaching and technical assistance to teacher education programs at minority-serving institutions that are training the next generation of teachers of color.”

There are too many to list here, but can be found herehere and here.

Subversive groups like School Board Partners are working to indoctrinate students into hating America and one another. They are dangerous and will not stop until Americans become aware of their radical activities.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is one of many radical left organizations that seek to undermine American institutions for their own agenda.

*Featured photo from the School Board Partners’ November 2020 “Our Collective Power Summit”.

Read selected articles at RAIR Foundation USA:

Exposed: Biden Recruits Radical Nobel Laureates to Push Socialist Spending Scam



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

The goal for these Nobel Laureates is not a good economy for America, but to impose a “redistribution of wealth” on a global scale.

Joe Biden and his team keep trotting out the same left-wing political operatives posing as economists to justify the massive “Build Back Better” socialist spending scam. The Biden administration knows that the complicit mainstream media will not dig too far into the nature of these “Nobel Laureates” and is banking on the ignorance of Americans.

The bankruptcy bill piles onto the unconstitutional $1.2 trillion dollar “human infrastructure” package passed last week, and the $1.9 trillion dollar “American Rescue Plan” that passed in March.

Who are these Nobel Laureates? Are they really advocating for a strong American economy as the Democrat establishment would have citizens believe?

The so-called “economists” may be Nobel Laureates, but a simple review of their highly partisan work reveals a disturbing hatred for America’s once-great free-market system. As reported at RAIR, many of these same radical left activists endorsed Joe Biden for president (for his economic and coronavirus policies), pushed for a global carbon tax, and fought against a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

In response to a tweet criticizing the massive new spending bill by Senator Tom Cotton, White House “Rapid Response Director” Mike Gwin obnoxiously retorted in part: “I think I’ll trust the judgment of 17 Nobel laureates over that of a junior Hill staffer operating a troll account.”

The Nobel Laureates have openly trashed the policies that led to a great economy under President Donald Trump. Shortly before the pandemic in December 2019, an article at The Week lamented that the powerful economy may lead to Trump’s re-election:

Wage growth is relatively high, inflation is low, unemployment is really low, and the stock market is booming. Could the economy hand Trump a second term?

Despite Trump’s excellent economy, the left-wing Nobel Laureate economists wrote in part that Biden’s economic policies would be “vastly superior to the counterproductive economic policies of Donald Trump.” The economists are not stupid and they are not blind. But they do have an agenda.

Radical Left Economists

As reported at RAIR, the goal for these Nobel Laureates is not a good economy for America, but to impose a “redistribution of wealth” on a global scale.

The Economic Policy Institute, a blandly named progressive think tank molded by Democratic Socialists of America member Lawrence Mishel, organized the “Build Back Better” letter signed by the Nobel Laureates.

When Mishel stepped down from his role as president in 2017, Thea Lee took his place. Notably, Thea Lee was hired in May by Biden’s U.S. Labor Department to “lead the agency’s International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB).”

Thea Lee and Larry Mishel Have long History with DSA

One of the promoters of Build Back Better legislation, Joseph Stiglitz, praised the economy in Venezuela and personally met with the late dictator Hugo Chavez, has worked closely with George Soros (and is president and founder of Soros-funded globalist group “Initiative for Policy Dialogue“), and has chaired the world’s largest socialist organization “Socialist International”.

Of the Build Back Better legislation, Stiglitz says in part:

With the investments being financed by tax increases, the inflationary impacts will be at most negligible

George Akerlof with Janet Yellin

Joseph Stiglitz won his Nobel Prize with fellow economists George Akerlof and Michael Spence, all of whom formally endorsed Joe Biden. George Akerlof happens to be married to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who has championed horrific policies, such as snooping on citizens’ bank accounts.

Nobel Laureate Robert Solow has served in varying capacities at the radical left Federation of American Scientists, Center for American Progress, and JStreet.

Another Nobel Laureate, Daniel Kahneman, has collaborated with fellow economist Cass Sunstein. Sunstein gained notoriety for his book “Nudge”, which he wrote with yet another Nobel Laureate economist Richard Thaler. “Nudge” was noteworthy for showing Democrats how to use legislation to “nudge” citizens to engage in certain behaviors.

‘Ease Inflationary Pressures’

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki falsely claimed earlier this month that the Nobel Laureates said the spending bill would “reduce inflation.” In the wake of her blatant lie, the latest leftist talking point is that the Nobel Laureates believe that the bill will “ease inflationary pressures by vastly expanding government.

“Not one. Not two. Not even sixteen.” SEVENTEEN Nobel Prize-winning economists said that Joe Biden’s Build Back Better will ease longer-term inflationary pressures and lower costs for American families,” declared the official Democrat Twitter account.


“Not one, not two, not three, but seventeen Nobel prize-winning economists say that passing Build Back Better will ease inflationary pressures and lower costs for American families,” Biden’s handlers repeated.

“Build Back Better will help ease inflationary pressures and lower costs for families,” Biden said again:

And again…

And again…

“17 Nobel Prize-winning economists agree that passing the Build Back Better legislation will help ease longer-term inflationary pressures and lower costs for working families,” declared Kamala Harris, repeating the line almost verbatim.

“17 Nobel Prize-winning economists have said the plan will ease inflationary pressures and help more Americans participate in the economy,” regurgitated the White House Twitter account in part:

“17 Nobel Prize economists have said that BBB will ‘ease inflationary pressures,'” declared creepy White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain:


White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates gushed that “17 Nobel Prize winners in economics said that BBB will lower inflationary pressures” and “BBB will make the biggest investment in affordable housing ever, lowering rents.”

Do any of them actually think for themselves or are they just parrots for a talking point? The “Build Back Better” language is not limited to Biden. The globalist left has repeated it over and over again:

In order to justify their massive spending, the left, with help from RINOs, have redefined “infrastructure”. “Infrastructure” now means pretty much any new massive government program designed to get Americans dependent on the government.

Here is Biden talking about “human infrastructure”:

Inflation will necessarily skyrocket even more if the BBB spending scam passes, but that is of little concern to the left, whose cronies will be paid and whose massive new programs will be all but impossible to dismantle.

Exposed: Klaus Schwab’s School For Covid Dictators, Plan for ‘Great Reset’ (Videos)



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

Economist Ernst Wolff believes that a hidden alliance of political and corporate leaders is exploiting the pandemic with the aim of crashing national economies and introducing a global digital currency.

How is it that more than 190 governments from all over the world ended up dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in almost exactly the same manner, with lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccination cards now being commonplace everywhere? The answer may lie in the Young Global Leaders school, which was established and managed by Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum, and that many of today’s prominent political and business leaders passed through on their way to the top.

The German economist, journalist, and author Ernst Wolff has revealed some facts about Schwab’s “Young Global Leaders” school that are relevant for understanding world events during the pandemic in a video from the German Corona Committee podcast. While Wolff is mainly known as a critic of the globalist financial system, recently he has focused on bringing to light what he sees as the hidden agenda behind the anti-Covid measures being enacted around the world.

Mysterious Beginnings

The story begins with the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is an NGO founded by Klaus Schwab, a German economist and mechanical engineer, in Switzerland in 1971, when he was only 32. The WEF is best-known to the public for the annual conferences it holds in Davos, Switzerland each January that aim to bring together political and business leaders from around the world to discuss the problems of the day. Today, it is one of the most important networks in the world for the globalist power elite, being funded by approximately a thousand multinational corporations.

The WEF, which was originally called the European Management Forum until 1987, succeeded in bringing together 440 executives from 31 nations already at its very first meeting in February 1971, which as Wolff points out was an unexpected achievement for someone like Schwab, who had very little international or professional experience prior to this. Wolff believes the reason may be due to the contacts Schwab made during his university education, including studying with no less a person than former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Wolff also points out that while Schwab was there, the Harvard Business School had been in the process of planning a management forum of their own, and it is possible that Harvard ended up delegating the task of organizing it to him. 

The Forum initially only brought together people from the economic field, but before long, it began attracting politicians, prominent figures from the media (including from the BBC and CNN), and even celebrities.

Schwab’s Young Global Leaders: Incubator of the Great Reset?

In 1992 Schwab established a parallel institution, the Global Leaders for Tomorrow school, which was re-established as Young Global Leaders in 2004. Attendees at the school must apply for admission and are then subjected to a rigorous selection process. Members of the school’s very first class in 1992 already included many who went on to become important liberal political figures, such as Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Tony Blair. There are currently about 1,300 graduates of this school, and the list of alumni includes several names of those who went on to become leaders of the health institutions of their respective nations. Four of them are former and current health ministers for Germany, including Jens Spahn, who has been Federal Minister of Health since 2018. Philipp Rösler, who was Minister of Health from 2009 until 2011, was appointed the WEF’s Managing Director by Schwab in 2014. 

Other notable names on the school’s roster are Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand whose stringent lockdown measures have been praised by global health authorities; Emmanuel Macron, the President of France; Sebastian Kurz, who was until recently the Chancellor of Austria; Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary; Jean-Claude Juncker, former Prime Minister of Luxembourg and President of the European Commission; and Annalena Baerbock, the leader of the German Greens who was the party’s first candidate for Chancellor in this year’s federal election, and who is still in the running to be Merkel’s successor. We also find California Governor Gavin Newsom on the list, who was selected for the class of 2005, as well as former presidential candidate and current US Secretary of Transportation Peter Buttigieg, who is a very recent alumnus, having been selected for the class of 2019. All of these politicians who were in office during the past two years have favored harsh responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and which also happened to considerably increase their respective governments’ power.


But the school’s list of alumni is not limited to political leaders. We also find many of the captains of private industry there, including Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Virgin’s Richard Branson, and the Clinton Foundation’s Chelsea Clinton. Again, all of them expressed support for the global response to the pandemic, and many reaped considerable profits as a result of the measures.


Wolff believes that the people behind the WEF and the Global Leaders school are the ones who really determine who will become political leaders, although he stresses that he doesn’t believe that Schwab himself is the one making these decisions but is merely a facilitator. He further points out that the school’s alumni include not only Americans and Europeans, but also people from Asia, Africa, and South America, indicating that its reach is truly worldwide.

In 2012, Schwab and the WEF founded yet another institution, the “Global Shapers Community,” which brings together those identified by them as having leadership potential from around the world who are under 30. Approximately 10,000 participants have passed through this program to date, and they regularly hold meetings in 400 cities. Wolff believes that it is yet another proving ground where future political leaders are being selected, vetted, and groomed before being positioned in the world’s political apparatus.

Ernst Wolff

Wolff points out that very few graduates of the Global Leaders school list it on their CVs. He says that he has only seen it listed on one: namely, that of the German economist Richard Werner, who is a known critic of the establishment. Wolff suggests that the school seems to like to include even critics of the system among its ranks, as another name among its graduates is Gregor Hackmack, the German chief of, who was in its 2010 class. Wolff believes this is because the organization wants to present itself as being fair and balanced, although it also wants to ensure that its critics are controlled opposition.

Another thing that the Global Leaders graduates have in common is that most of them have very sparse CVs apart from their participation in the program prior to being elevated to positions of power, which may indicate that it is their connection to Schwab’s institutions that is the decisive factor in launching their careers. This is most evident when the school’s alumni are publicly questioned about issues that they have not been instructed to talk about in advance, and their struggles to come up with answers are often quite evident. Wolff contends that their roles are only to act as mouthpieces for the talking points that those in the shadows behind them want discussed in public debate.

Schwab’s Yes Men in Action

Given the growing discontent with the anti-Covid measures put into practice by the school’s graduates who are now national leaders, Wolff believes it is possible that these people were selected due to their willingness to do whatever they are told, and that they are being set up to fail so that the subsequent backlash can be exploited to justify the creation of a new global form of government. Indeed, Wolff notes that politicians with unique personalities and strong, original views have become rare and that the distinguishing character of the national leaders of the past 30 years has been their meekness and adherence to a strict globalist line dictated from above. This has been especially evident in most countries’ response to the pandemic, where politicians who knew nothing about viruses two years ago suddenly proclaimed that Covid was a severe health crisis that justified locking people up in their homes, shutting down their businesses, and wrecking entire economies.

Determining exactly how the school operates is difficult, but Wolff has managed to learn something about it. In the school’s early years, it involved the members of each class meeting several times over the course of a year, including a ten-day “executive training” session at the Harvard Business School. Wolff believes that, through meeting their classmates and becoming part of a wider network, the graduates then establish contacts who they rely on in their later careers. Today, the school’s program includes courses offered over the course of five years at irregular intervals, which in some cases may overlap with the beginnings of some of its participants’ political or professional careers – meaning they will be making regular visits to Davos. Emmanuel Macron and Peter Buttigieg, for example, were selected for the school less than five years ago, which means it is possible they have been regularly attending Young Global Leaders-related programs while in political office and may in fact still be attending them today.

A Worldwide Network of Wealth & Influence

Graduates from the Young Global Leaders school, and Global Leaders for Tomorrow before them, find themselves very well-situated given that they then have access to the WEF’s network of contacts. The WEF’s current Board of Trustees includes such luminaries as Christine Lagarde, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and current President of the European Central Bank; Queen Rania of Jordan, who has been ranked by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world; and Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, the largest investment management corporation internationally and which handles approximately $9 trillion annually. By tracing the connections between the school’s graduates, Wolff claims that you can see that they continue to rely on each other for support for their initiatives long after they participated in the Global Leaders programs.

Wolff believes that many elite universities play a role in the process determined by the WEF and that they should no longer be seen as operating outside of the fields of politics and economics. He cites the example of the Harvard Business School, which receives millions of dollars from donors each year, as well as the Harvard School of Public Health, which was renamed the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health after it received $350 million from the Hong Kong-born billionaire Gerald Chan. The same is true of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, which became the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health after media mogul Michael Bloomberg donated $1.8 billion to the school in 2018.

Wolff states that the WEF’s influence goes far beyond those who have passed through the Global Leaders and Global Shapers programs, however, as the number of people who participate in the annual Davos conferences is much larger than many suspect; he mentions being informed that approximately 1,500 private jets bring attendees to the event each year, overloading Switzerland’s airports.

The Alliance of Big Business & Government

The main goal of the WEF’s activities, Wolff believes, is to facilitate and further high-level cooperation between big business and national governments, something which we are already seeing take place. Viviane Fischer, another participant in the Corona Committee podcast, points out that the British-based company Serco processes migrants for the British government and also manages prisons around the world, among its many other activities. The pharmaceutical industry’s international reach is also considerable: Wolff mentions that Global Leaders alumnus Bill Gates, for example, had long been doing business with Pfizer, one of the main producers of the controversial mRNA anti-Covid vaccines, through his Foundation’s public health initiatives in Africa since long before the pandemic began. Perhaps not coincidentally, Gates has become one of the foremost champions of lockdowns and the Covid vaccines since they became available, and The Wall Street Journal has reported that his Foundation had made approximately $200 billion in “social benefits” from distributing vaccines before the pandemic had even begun. One can only imagine what its vaccine profits are today.

Digital technology, which is now all-pervasive, is also playing a prominent role in the elite’s global designs. Wolff highlights that BlackRock, run by Global Leaders alumnus Larry Fink, is presently the largest advisor to the world’s central banks and has been collecting data on the world financial system for more than 30 years now, and undoubtedly has a greater understanding of how the system works than the central banks themselves.

One of the goals of the current policies being pursued by many governments, Wolff believes, is to destroy the businesses of small- and medium-sized entrepreneurs so that multinational corporations based in the United States and China can monopolize business everywhere. Amazon, which was led until recently by Global Leaders alumnus Jeff Bezos, in particular, has made enormous profits as a result of the lockdown measures that have devastated the middle class. 

Wolff contends that the ultimate goal of this domination by large platforms is to see the introduction of digital bank currency. Just in the past few months, China’s International Finance Forum, which is similar to the WEF, proposed the introduction of the digital yuan, which could, in turn, be internationalized by the Diem blockchain-based currency network. Interestingly, Diem is the successor to Libra, a cryptocurrency that was first announced by Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, indicating that a global currency that will transcend the power of either the dollar or the yuan, and managed through the cooperation of Chinese, European, and American business networks, is currently being discussed. The International Finance Forum’s supervisory board includes such names as the WEF’s Christine Lagarde; Jean-Claude Trichet, the former President of the European Central Bank; and Horst Köhler, the former Head of the International Monetary Fund.

Wolff further explains that the lockdowns and subsequent bailouts that were seen around the world over the past two years left many nations on the verge of bankruptcy. In order to avoid an economic catastrophe, the governments of the world resorted to drawing on 650 billion special drawing rights, or SDRs, which are supplementary foreign exchange reserve assets managed by the International Monetary Fund. When these eventually come due, it will leave these same governments in dire straits, which is why it may be that the introduction of digital currency has become a sudden priority – and this may have been the hidden purpose of the lockdowns all along. 

Wolff says that two European countries are already prepared to begin using digital currency: Sweden and Switzerland. Perhaps not coincidentally, Sweden has had virtually no lockdown restrictions due to the pandemic, and Switzerland has taken only very light measures. Wolff believes that the reason for this may be that the two countries did not need to crash their economies through lockdown measures because they were already prepared to begin using digital currency before the pandemic began. He contends that a new round of lockdowns may be being prepared that will finish off the world’s economies for good, leading to massive unemployment and in turn the introduction of Universal Basic Income and the use of a digital currency managed by a central bank. This currency might be restricted, both in terms of what individuals can spend it on as well as in the time frame that one has to spend it in.

Further, Wolff indicates that the inflation currently being seen around the world is an inevitable consequence of the fact that national governments, after taking loans from the central banks, have introduced approximately $20 trillion into the global economy in less than two years. Whereas previous bailouts were directed into the markets, this latest round has gone to ordinary people, and as a result, this is driving up the prices of products that ordinary people spend their money on, such as food. 

Democracy Has Been Cancelled

The ultimate conclusion one must draw from all of this, according to Wolff, is that democracy as we knew it has been silently canceled, and that although the appearance of democratic processes is being maintained in our countries, the fact is that an examination of how governments around the world work today shows that an elite of super-wealthy and powerful individuals effectively control everything that goes on in politics, as has been especially evident in relation to the pandemic response. 

The best way to combat their designs, Wolff says, is simply to educate people about what is happening, and for them to realize that the narrative of the “super-dangerous virus” is a lie that has been designed to manipulate them into accepting things that run contrary to their own interests. If even 10% of ordinary citizens become aware of this and decide to take action, it could thwart the elite’s plans and perhaps open a window for ordinary citizens to take back control over their own destinies.

Video Interview

Ernst Wolff is interviewed in this series of videos by Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, a German lawyer and politician who hosts a podcast called Corona Ausschuss (Corona Committee), which critically examines the German government’s response to the pandemic. These videos are taken from one of their podcasts. Also on the group chat are Viviane Fischer, a business attorney and economist based in Berlin who is a regular participant on the Corona Committee; and Wolfgang Wodarg, a former German Member of Parliament for the Social Democratic Party who has been vocal in opposing the German government’s lockdown and vaccination measures.

Part I


Part II


Part III




Let the word spread! Share this video by downloading here

The long-term risks of COVID injections for children are unknown while the risks of COVID to children are miniscule to non-existent, warned former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and world-renown medical doctor Ben Carson in this exclusive interview on Conversations That Matter with The New American magazine’s Alex Newman. Looking at the data would save America a lot of pain and suffering, he warned. While he touted Operation Warp Speed as a program that saved lives, the soft-spoken American icon warned that the long-term impact of the shots was unknown and the data in the government’s VAERS vaccine adverse-event reporting system revealed “a lot more complications” than vaccines normally have. As for government mandates, these open “Pandora’s Box,” putting Americans’ most fundamental liberties at risk.

Dr. Carson, the youngest doctor to take over a division at Johns Hopkins children’s hospital, also sounded the alarm about the indoctrination of children in public schools, warning that they are being taught to hate America and each other. To remedy that, Carson created the Little Patriots’ program and books to help young Americans understand the wonderful truth about America and unite all Americans. Another key concern is the dishonesty of the media, Dr. Carson explained, sharing a personal story of how the media manufactured a phony scandal during his term leading HUD in President Donald Trump’s cabinet. If these issues are not fixed, America may well become a communist nation without freedom. Dr. Carson also touches on the importance of teaching reading properly–using phonics–to America’s children. Upholding the Constitution and restoring unity in America will be critical.

Countering Overreach Banner728



Biden Can Barely Speak, But Can Spend Trillions of Our Money




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

Old Joe Biden convened a Cabinet meeting on Friday afternoon, and even the transcript, which presumably has been cleaned up a bit for clarity, provides a picture of a barely coherent Potemkin president, hardly able to complete a sentence as he labors to assure the American people that the money we are going to be forced to spend on his bloated and massively corrupt infrastructure plan will be used exactly as specified. Yeah, that’s the problem.

Biden stumbles right out of the gate, struggling to deliver even his introductory remarks about Kamala Harris’ presence by phone from France: “Well, I want to thank you all for being here.  I want to thank Vice President Harris, who is on the line. I asked her to go to Paris to meet with Macron — with President Macron — and to work on some things relating to Libya and a few other things. And — and thanks. I — Madam Vice President, in a little while, after this is over, maybe we can talk and see how things are going okay for you. All right?”

All right. But how are things going okay for Biden himself? The faux president did then recover himself a bit and delivered a sentence flawlessly, although the sentence itself was dubious at best: “And we’ve gathered my Cabinet this afternoon at a moment of immense hope and possibility, in our view, for the United States.”

Hope and possibility? The only hope and possibility the American people have right now is that this regime might be rendered powerless in 2022 and sent packing in 2024. In the meantime, how bad can things get, culturally, societally, militarily, economically, politically? Strap in and brace yourself, because we haven’t hit bottom yet.

“The American people,” Old Joe continued implausibly, “sent us here to deliver. The American people said they sent us here to make their government work, and they sent us here to make a difference in their lives. And I believe we’re doing that. I believe that’s just what we’re doing.” Did the American people really vote for galloping socialism, racial division, and a legally untouchable elite class? Doubtful, but anyway, that’s what we have.

And so: “On Monday, I look forward to signing into law the Infrastructure Act — the Investment and Jobs Act, which we’ll do outside, God willing, if the weather — the weather holding.” He claimed that the bill “represents critical investments that are long overdue in our country — from rebuilding our roads and highways, to getting rid of the lead pipes; delivering clean water to thousands of fam- — tens — actually, millions of people around the nation; to making high-speed Internet accessible to every American, rural and urban; to forfitin- — to fortifying our bridges and powerlines and levees that stand up to the increasing threats posed by extreme weather and super storms. And we have $99 billion worth of losses just this year because of the consequence of those environmental events. To fortifying our bridges, our power lines, as I said, and our levees.”

Related: BREAKING: House Passes Infrastructure Vote, Hands Biden Legislative Victory

Got that? He’s going to fix not only our highways but our weather. He’s going to provide every American family with a five-gallon jug of snake oil. And he’s going to do it with marvelous efficiency: “But also to — one of our biggest responsibilities is to make sure all the money is used efficiently and effectively. And I have a lot of experience in doing that.  I — when the — when I was Vice President, I was given the responsibility of overseeing, as my — now running the Vets Department, but my — the former — the former chief of staff of — I was saying here to Denis, who can tell you — of implementing the Recovery Act, which was nearly $9 billion in stimulus pack- — $900 billion stimulus package. And in the process, I’m proud to say we were able to — the President gave me the authority — which I will be signing as well — the — to use whatever assets the federal government had — any personnel in the federal government.  And we put together a good team because we — when we finished implementing the Recovery Act, it was determined that it had less than two tenths of 1 percent waste or fraud. Period.”

Yes, that’s really what the transcript says. President Demento is trying to tell us that he has lots of experience spending taxpayer money efficiently, and he’s going to do it again now: “I was — that’s how I became known. The President started calling me ‘Sheriff Joe,’ but — from President Obama at the time. Because I made it a point, every day, to stay on top of how exactly the money was spent, what projects were being built, what projects were not being built, and how it was functioning. And it was one of the most efficient implementations of a major program in modern American history.”

Well, great. But besides wasting billions to fight “climate change” that has never been conclusively proven to be soluble by federal programs, the plan, according to Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) “perpetuates a labor shortage” by continuing “welfare benefits without work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents at a time where there are 10.1 million job openings — more openings than there are people looking for work.” He adds: “It’s mind-blowingly corrupt.”

And Old Joe is going to make sure personally that the money is wasted just the way he told us it would be. How reassuring!

Pakistan: Muslim abducts Christian preteen, ‘Every year 1,000 Christian and Hindu girls forced to convert to Islam’



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

In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, legal authorities are more likely to side with the perpetrator than with the victim. But the world is too preoccupied with “Islamophobia” to notice.

“A 12-year-old Christian girl abducted by a Muslim in Sahiwal,” by Shafique Khokhar, Asia News, November 11, 2021 (thanks to Henry):

Sahiwal (AsiaNews) – Another Christian girl was abducted by a Muslim in Pakistan. Meerab Abbas, 12, was taken by Muhammad Daud, 10 years her senior and a native of the Pakistani province of Balochistan.

The girl lived in Sahiwal (Punjab) with her mother, Farzana, a 45-year-old widow who works as a domestic worker.

She disappeared on 2 November, in all likelihood taken to Balochistan to be forced to convert to Islam and marry Daud.

So far, police have arrested two suspects, but the girl remains in the hands of her abductors….

Fr Zahid Augustine, pastor in Sahiwal, joined the appeal, explaining that Farzana “already has many challenges to face in her life”.

“We call upon the government to consider these abductions and forced marriages as a grave issue and adopt strict laws to protect minorities, who are essential for the development of the country,” he said.

“Mareeb is only 12 years old, and she cannot marry,” he added. “The perpetrators commit these crimes in the name of religion. We just want justice.”

Human rights activist Ashiknaz Khokhar notes that kidnapping underage girls from religious minorities is commonplace in Pakistan.

“The government is not taking this issue seriously and parliament recently refused to pass the bill on forced conversion,” Khokhar explained.

“Every year about 1,000 Christian and Hindu girls are forced to convert to Islam. There is a dire need for a dedicated law to protect minority girls.”

Increase in Medicare Premiums Will Wipe Out Gains in Social Security



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

Friday night is a great night to go out with friends, drink, eat, play around, and generally goof off. It’s decidedly not a night that most Americans pay attention to the news.

The government knows this, which is why they usually announce really bad news on Friday night. Such was the case this past Friday evening when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a shocking 14.5% increase in Medicare premiums for seniors.

It’s OK, though, says the government. Social Security has increased its payments to seniors by 5.7%, so everything is going to be alright.

Is it?

Bideninflation is running at an annual rate of 6.2%. Medicare premiums are increasing by 14.5%. The Social Security cost of living adjustment is only 5.7%. I know that math is supposed to be racist and everything and that there is no wrong answer, but it looks like senior citizens are getting royally shafted.


It “will consume the entire annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) of Social Security recipients with the very lowest benefits, of about $365 per month,” said Mary Johnson, a Social Security and Medicare policy analyst for The Senior Citizens League, an advocacy group. “Social Security recipients with higher benefits should be able to cover the $21.60 per month increase, but they may not wind up with as much left over as they were counting on.”

Medicare premiums have typically increased at a far faster rate than Social Security’s annual adjustments, the league said. And much of the 2022 increase in Social Security benefits will be eaten up by inflation, which is also rising at a rapid clip.

Was the increase preventable? Certainly, the pandemic and associated medical costs for seniors was reason for an increase.

Related: Sanders-Biden Clash Over Medicare Expansion May Doom the Spending Bill

But the CMS is citing another reason for the massive increase — a brand new drug that’s supposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It’s extremely controversial because its benefits are uneven at best. Plus it’s wildly expensive.

CMS said part of the increase for 2022 was because of uncertainty over how much the agency will end up paying to treat beneficiaries to be treated with Aduhelm, an Alzheimer’s drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in June over the objections of its advisers. Some experts estimate it will cost $56,000 a year. Medicare is deciding whether to pay for it now on a case-by-case basis.

Because Aduhelm is administered in physicians’ offices, it should be covered under Medicare Part B, not Part D plans, which pay for medications bought at pharmacies. Traditional Medicare enrollees have to pick up 20% of the cost of most Part B medications, which would translate into about $11,500 in out-of-pocket costs for those prescribed Aduhelm.

One former FDA advisor called the approval of Aduhelm “probably the worst drug approval decision in recent U.S. history” for an Alzheimer’s treatment. So why approve it, and why is Medicare intent on giving it a huge boost by paying for it?

As someone who watched his mother die after living more than a decade with Alzheimer’s, I know the helpless feeling that caregivers and loved ones experience as they watch their parent or relative succumb to the ravages of this terrible disease. The entire Alzheimer’s community — doctors, nurses, caregivers — have been begging the government to approve this drug, despite its cost and its uncertain benefits. No new Alzheimer’s drug has been approved since 2003, and the pressure on the government from senior citizens was intense.

Politicians who want to stay in office don’t resist the entreaties of desperate people. That’s the reality that any president would have faced. And with the reality of an aging population increasing the number of Alzheimer’s patients from its current 5.8 million to 12 million by mid-century, any help from the government will be welcomed.