Opposing Sexual Abuse of Children is the New Hate~The Left wants pedophilia in the curriculum and on the Supreme Court.


SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/04/opposing-sexual-abuse-children-new-hate-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.

After four days spent falsely accusing Justice Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school, the Senate finally encountered a Supreme Court nominee with a horrifying sexual abuse record.

And we weren’t allowed to talk about it.

There is no way to know how many children had their lives ruined and their innocence stolen because Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson insisted on going easy on child pornography traffickers.

When Republicans tried to bring up Jackson’s horrifying actions, the media shouted them down.

The Los Angeles Times called Republicans asking Jackson basic questions about why Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson refused to lock up pedophiles "sickening", Vanity Fair called it "vile", and Vox denounced it as "grotesque".

Do you know what’s truly sickening, vile, and grotesque?

When sentencing one pedophile, Jackson claimed that his crimes which included possession of a video of a  “pre-pubescent boy being penetrated anally and orally”, were not "particularly egregious".

227 leftists were arrested when they staged an insurrection during the Kavanaugh hearings because his high school yearbook contained a supposed coded reference to making out with a high school girl. The media “annotated” the yearbook of a man in his fifties speculating that “Orioles vs. Red Sox — Who Won, Anyway?” could be "jokes about being blackout drunk."

But we're not allowed to ask a judge who wants the top job in the country why she sentenced a violent child rapist to only 12 months with time served after he had lied about his whereabouts.

Instead of being locked up for a few years, he was out and committed another sexual assault, at which point Jackson once again went easy on him.

That didn’t happen in 1982 but in 2017. A year before the Kavanaugh hearings.

But if we talk about any of this, it’s “bigotry” and “hate”. Opposing the sexual abuse of children is the new hate. And every defender of sexually abusing children has jumped into the cause.

The Oscars, whose leading lights are responsible for more sexual assaults than an entire prison full of rapists, used their forum to attack Florida’s effort to protect children from sexual grooming in schools with the “Parental Rights Bill” which they and their media smear as, “Don’t Say Gay”.

The Left has embraced pedophilia in its Supreme Court nomination and in its opposition to parental rights. It rants that only haters would think that there’s anything wrong with going easy on pedophiles and that unrelated adults talking to kindergarteners about sex is a civil right and anyone who opposes it is a horrible bigot. No one who isn’t a pedophile or a Jackson agrees.

Even 52% to 36% of Florida Democrats support banning teachers from pushing sex on children.

Nationally, the vast majority of Republicans, Independents, Democrats, and human beings agree with the words of the bill, “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through third grade.”

Disney, the former employer of Harvey Weinstein and dozens of sex offenders, disagrees.

Who gets to decide? As New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait put it, "DeSantis's Threats to Disney Is What Post-Trump Authoritarianism Looks Like".

Authoritarianism has now come to mean letting parents and voters, rather than a major corporation, decide whether anyone who manages to obtain a teaching license should be pushing creepy sexual agendas on school children as opposed to the public-private pedophilia partnership that is fueling the hate campaign against parental rights.

A decade ago, the Sun-Sentinel noted that over 175 Florida teachers had their teaching licenses pulled for sexual misconduct.

An elementary school teacher in Naples admitted to sexually abusing at least 19 children. Despite a little girl reporting, “Mr. Manley touches people’s private parts”, the educational system covered up for him and kept him on the job. An investigation published this year noted that "Manley began molesting children his first day on the job, and there wasn’t a single month during his employment at Parkside when he wasn’t abusing students."

A few weeks ago a Brevard County middle school teacher was busted by the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) for soliciting nude photos.

Who thinks it’s a good idea to authorize these types of people to talk to six years old about sex?

Besides Disney, Ketanji Brown Jackson and every major celebrity with an Instagram account.

The media deems talking about this to be homophobic, transphobic, and, when discussing Jackson’s hands-off policy on pedophiles, racist. Protecting children is hateful. Standing up for their innocence is bigoted. Opposing pedophilia is almost certainly some sort of hate crime.

Jackson could not answer what a woman is, because she’s not a biologist. Nor could she answer at what age a child deserves the right to live. After generations of embracing the murder of babies as the highest form of feminism, leftists now insist that the only real women are men and that any babies they don’t manage to kill in the womb should be subjected to sexual grooming, puberty blockers, and any other monstrous tools for destroying their future.

Unlike Jackson’s decision to hand a mandatory-minimum sentence to a monster who uploaded a video of “a prepubescent girl" being sexually assaulted which is instead seen as “loving”.

If the Left actually cared about women and children, there would be 227 protesters arrested to condemn the very thought of Jackson tainting the Supreme Court with her sickening presence.

Instead, we’re lectured that Jackson’s nomination is “historic” because while there have been black men on the bench and women of all shades, she checks a box that has not yet been checked. Beyond the box of ‘pedophile enabler’ which was not born into, but honestly earned.

And we’re told that pushing sex on kindergarteners is also a wonderful form of love for them as if that weren’t the argument that every pedophile before them had made since time immemorial.

Now the Left wants pedophilia in the curriculum and on the Supreme Court as an “act of love”.

Love means fighting for the right to groom six-year-olds and to free child molesters. Hate has come to mean fighting for women and children, whether for their right to privacy and modesty or to be free of the sexual coercion and abuse that has become the Left’s signature form of love.

Leftists chorus that anyone who opposes this leftist love is practicing hate. But behind this love is the worst kind of hate. And behind what the Left falsely condemns as hate is real love.

U.S., Western sanctions on Russia BACKFIRE: Ruble now backed by gold and gaining strength while the dollar’s purchasing power evaporates~The World Government Forum Says They Will Abandon The Dollar!

Image: U.S., Western sanctions on Russia BACKFIRE: Ruble now backed by gold and gaining strength while the dollar’s purchasing power evaporates


SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-04-05-us-western-sanctions-russia-backfire-ruble-trading-higher-against-dollar.html;

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(Natural News) In the weeks after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Western world, led by the United States, imposed what was said to be a crippling regime of economic sanctions on Moscow.

Joe Biden’s handlers took to his Twitter account to announce: “As a result of our unprecedented sanctions, the ruble was almost immediately reduced to rubble. The Russian economy is on track to be cut in half. It was ranked the 11th biggest economy in the world before this invasion — and soon, it will not even rank among the top 20.”

Though he is frequently touted as an ‘experienced foreign policy expert’ by the biased legacy media, in fact, most fair-minded observes say that Biden hasn’t been right about much of anything regarding foreign policy throughout his lifelong career in politics. Knowing the phraseology helps because it has allowed him to BS his way through, but the reality is, he’s seldom, if ever, been right about anything.

So it’s no surprise that his remark regarding the fate of Vladimir Putin and the Russian ruble is wrong as well.

In fact, just a few weeks after Biden’s account tweeted that nonsense, the ruble has gone up in value — and by a lot.

Following the sanctions, Putin took an aggressive approach to salvage his country’s currency and economy. First and foremost, he began demanding ‘hard currency’ — gold — as payment for Russian energy exports. Countries could also pay in rubles or Bitcoin, though the latter has not been emphasized as much.

Also, Putin noted in a speech to the world that all debts owed to his country would be paid in rubles too — or existing contracts would be canceled.

He talked of “a clear and transparent scheme” launched by the U.S.-led West to crush the Russian economy. As such, he demanded that countries “open ruble accounts in Russian banks” so they could take care of debts.

“If such payments are not made, we will consider this a default,” he said.

“Nobody sells us anything for free, and we are not going to do charity work. That is, existing contracts will be stopped,” he announced.

Meanwhile, China and India, as well as some other countries, are not playing along with the U.S.-led effort, with one official Chinese media account on Twitter making a mocking reference to a request from the Biden regime to assist in isolating Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

“Can you help me fight your friend so that I can concentrate on fighting you later?” said the account.

“There is no limit to China-Russia cooperation in the pursuit of peace, no limit to our efforts to safeguard security, and no limit to our opposition to hegemony. China-Russia relations feature non-alliance, non-confrontation, and non-targeting of any third party,” China’s foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told Reuters last week.

India is also continuing to buy Russian oil, at massive discounts.

Over the past 25 years, the DC regime has sanctioned so much of the planet that more nations than ever are now ignoring Washington.

The birth of the multipolar world has occurred, and Americans will suffer thanks to the fools who have squandered all of our country’s post-World War II goodwill long ago.

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The World Government Forum Says They Will Abandon The Dollar!

They were all smiles at the World Government Forum as they discussed destroying the Dollar and the financial system once and for all! This is not a conspiracy theory, they admit it and I have the video for you.

Families now bailing on Disney parks, films, merchandise over company’s insanely “woke” counterculture push that seems steeped in pedophilia

Image: Families now bailing on Disney parks, films, merchandise over company’s insanely “woke” counterculture push that seems steeped in pedophilia

Bob Chapek Talks 'Mandalorian' Season 2 and Future of Disney Movies - Theme Park Professor

Florida revoking Disney's self-governing status marks 'major shift' for state Gov DeSantis

Candace Owens Calls to Boycott Disney


SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-04-05-families-bailing-on-disney-insane-woke-counterculture-push.html;

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(Natural News) The Walt Disney Company was founded by a man who believed it good, clean, wholesome, family entertainment that observed and upheld traditional American values, but if he could see what those who are running his company today have turned it into, he would have made sure such people never got control of it.

What Disney has become is just another major vehicle that is being used not to uphold and preserve traditional American culture, but to destroy it and replace it with an aberrant, left-wing, anti-American ideology that Walt Disney would not recognize and would never have approved of.

And in the process, the company is shedding business and support from a nation full of Americans who are sick and tired of spending their hard-earned money on a company that hates their values, hates what they think, and believes they are Nazis and cretins.

Fox News reports:

Some families across the country are reconsidering their previously Disney-friendly stance in their homes or their lives — including the movies, the streaming service, the theme parks, and other offerings from the entertainment and media conglomerate. 

That’s partly because Disney’s CEO, Bob Chapek, has opposed a new bill signed into law this week by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis; it’s known as the Parental Rights in Education bill. 

The law prohibits Florida teachers from instructing very young students — those in kindergarten through third grade — about gender identity and sexual orientation. Initially, Chapek had not taken a public stance on it, but some people believe he ultimately caved to a minority of far-left “wokers” who are upset about the new law.

Patti Garibay, the executive director and founder of American Heritage Girls, a faith-focused alternative to the Girl Scouts from Ohio, who is a parent and grandparent, told Fox News Digital this week via email, “It is time to void your household of all things Disney.”

“Walt Disney most often cited his most important lesson as that of ‘goodwill always triumphs over evil.’ Today’s Disney promotes a full spectrum of lifestyles that rarely align with the biblical values of good and evil, which God calls us to,” she told the network. “It has been said before and it bears saying again, ‘Walt would turn over in his grave’ to see what his beloved company has become.”

A father from Tennessee, who has an infant daughter, said, “As a new father, I have decided not to expose my baby to any of Disney’s products — anything they stream, or the theme parks. There are so many other wholesome options for her.

“I will let her watch the older Disney films on DVD that I was raised on — they taught values that kids need and can understand, things like loyalty, friendship, working through obstacles, and the love of family,” he added. “Disney doesn’t seem to understand that parents have so many options now. Ultimately, I think they’re going to lose on this wokeness gamble.”

“I gave up on Disney years ago when they started opening the parks up for gay pride activities while families were there,” a mother and grandmother in her early 60s who lives outside Boston, Mass., noted further. “A children’s theme park is no place for this. You can’t promote both innocence and sex at the same time. This was a clear signal to families about where they are headed as a company.”

“As a Christian grandmother, my job is to protect, guide and love.” She said that “participating in anything Disney forces me to abandon all three,” she noted further.

The Disney of old is long gone, but only Americans voting with their pocketbooks will change the company’s far-left insanity.

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Judge Orders Woman Must Pay Project Veritas’ Legal Costs~Lauren Windsor sought to “Take Down James O’Keefe for Good”

Shirley Teter Sued Project Veritas, Lost, and is Ordered to Pay Veritas' Expenses • Shirley Teter, who sued Project Veritas for defamation stemming from a 2016 investigation into a political organization, Democracy Partners, has been ordered by a federal judge to pay for the non-profit journalist organization’s legal expenses. • Teter, who was represented by a cadre of experienced lawyers from around the country, claimed that she was “indigent” and therefore should not have to cover Project Veritas’ legal expenses. • But last week, U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger ordered Teter to pay for Project Veritas’ expenses calling her claim “so weak that it did not survive a motion to dismiss.” • Judge Reidinger also noted that Teter “was represented by six attorneys in this matter, all of whom were from outside of this district, and one of whom was from out of state.” That was inconsistent with the claim that Teter was “indigent and therefore cannot pay the costs of litigation herself.” [ASHVILLE, NC – Apr. 5, 2022] Shirley Teter, a woman who sued Project Veritas for defamation because of a bombshell investigation into the political action group, Democracy Partners, has been ordered by a federal judge to pay Project Veritas’ legal expenses. The order is a reversal of a previous decision by a court clerk who accepted Teter’s claim that she was “indigent” and therefore incapable of covering the legal costs Project Veritas incurred for defending itself against her defamation suit. Democracy Partners was exposed by Project Veritas Action Fund for promoting violence at Trump rallies in 2016 and has been seeking revenge through litigation ever since. U.S. District Judge, Martin Reidinger, overruled that decision saying Teter’s claim was “so weak that it did not survive a motion to dismiss.” Judge Reidinger also noted that Teter “was represented by six attorneys in this matter, all of whom were from outside of this district, and one of whom was from out of state.” That was inconsistent with the claim that Teter was “indigent and therefore cannot pay the costs of litigation herself.” The Judge also expressed bewilderment over why a baseless lawsuit was brought by several “pro bono” attorneys from around the country, one of whom was quick to protest, without being asked, “we’re not paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign or by the Democratic party or anything like that.” “Mr. Sasser only raised more questions by his unsolicited statement specifically disclaiming that the lawsuit was being funded by the Clinton campaign or the Democratic Party,” said Judge Reidinger. “Mr. Sasser’s rush to assure the Court that certain political organizations are not involved begs the question of whether some other organization was involved,” he added. Teter will have to pay just under sixteen thousand dollars.

Big Pharma Advertising Dollars Are at an All-Time High


SEE: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/04/06/big-pharma-advertising-at-all-time-high.aspx;

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  • The drug industry influences and manipulates media through advertising dollars. In 2021, drug companies spent an aggregate of $6.88 BILLION on direct-to-consumer advertising (DCTA), up slightly from $6.86 billion in 2020
  • The U.S. and New Zealand are the only two countries that permit DCTA, making media in these countries more likely to have a pro-pharma bias
  • The Will Smith-Chris Rock drama during the Oscars may have been nothing more than a subliminal publicity stunt for Pfizer’s upcoming alopecia drug
  • Over the past year, the U.S. government spent $1 billion of U.S. taxpayers’ money to advertise the COVID jab, which is the most dangerous and least proven drug ever marketed, while simultaneously calling for the censorship of anyone who dared to address the risks of this novel treatment
  • By law, drug ads must not be false or misleading, must present a “fair balance” of information describing both the risks and benefits of a drug, must include facts that are “material” to the product’s advertised uses, and must include a “brief summary” that mentions every risk described in the product’s labeling. Few if any ads for the COVID jab have fulfilled these requirements

How do you control major media? The short answer — illustrated in the video above — is: through advertising dollars. Big Pharma advertising dominates, making up a large portion of a given media outlet’s revenue, and that funding gives Pharma the power to dictate what ends up in the news and what doesn’t.

While Big Pharma has frequently spent more on advertising than on research and development, over the past couple of years, ad spending has increased to new heights.1

In 2021, drug companies spent an aggregate $6.88 BILLION on direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA), up slightly from $6.86 billion in 2020.2 And, remember, DTCA is only permitted in two countries in the world, the U.S. and New Zealand, so media tend to be particularly biased in favor of Big Pharma those two countries.

Did Will Smith Smack Chris Rock on Behalf of Sponsors?

Pfizer, Novartis, Eli Lilly, Incyte, and Exact Sciences even sponsored the 2022 Academy Awards, which was “an unusual turn for the industry,” according to some biopharma professionals.3 Chances are you heard about how Will Smith smacked Chris Rock across the face. Smith supposedly took offense over a comment about his wife’s lack of hair.

Jada Pinkett Smith has alopecia areata, which is believed to be an autoimmune disorder. Isn’t it amazing, then, that Pfizer, a primary sponsor of this year’s Oscars,4 is working on an alopecia drug? They announced “top-line results” from a Phase 2b/3 trial in August 2021.5

It’s especially curious since three of the other sponsors — Eli Lilly, Incyte (partnering with Lilly), and Novartis — also have alopecia drugs nearly ready to go.6,7,8 Coincidence? Or a cleverly disguised publicity stunt for soon-to-be-released drugs? If the latter, it would put a whole new spin on the concept of subliminal advertising.

Taxpayer Money Used to Advertise Most Dangerous Drug Ever

Even more egregiously, over the past year, the U.S. government used your tax dollars to advertise the COVID jab, which is the most dangerous and least proven drug ever marketed in the history of the world. How do we know this? Well, there are:

  • An unprecedented number of adverse reports after the COVID jab were filed with the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)
  • Insurance companies are reporting unprecedented death rates. For example, OneAmerica reported the death rate among working-age Americans in the third quarter of 2021 was 40% higher than pre-pandemic levels;9 the Hartford Insurance Company found mortality in 2021 was 32% higher than 2019 and 20% higher than 2020, and Lincoln National reports that claims were 54% higher in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to 2019 (compare that to an average year-over-year increase of 13.7%)10
  • Funeral homes are reporting an increase in burials and cremations in 2021 compared to 2020 when the pandemic was at its peak11
  • In Germany, a large health insurance company found the death rate after the rollout of the COVID jabs was 14 times higher than what was being reported by the German government,12,13 and according to a British government report, 9 out of 10 COVID deaths have occurred in people who were fully vaccinated14,15

So, the U.S. government purchased favorable media coverage for a novel and poorly tested gene transfer injection that is now killing and disabling hundreds of thousands of Americans, while simultaneously calling for the censorship of anyone who dared to address the risks of this novel treatment.

As reported by The Blaze:16

“In response to a FOIA request filed by TheBlaze, HHS [Health and Human Services] revealed that it purchased advertising from major news networks including:

ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as cable TV news stations Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC, legacy media publications including the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, digital media companies like BuzzFeed News and Newsmax, and hundreds of local newspapers and TV stations.

These outlets were collectively responsible for publishing countless articles and video segments regarding the vaccine that were nearly uniformly positive about the vaccine in terms of both its efficacy and safety ...

The Biden administration purchased ads on TV, radio, in print, and on social media to build vaccine confidence, timing this effort with the increasing availability of the vaccines ... Though virtually all of these newsrooms produced stories covering the COVID-19 vaccines, the taxpayer dollars flowing to their companies were not disclosed to audiences ...”

In all, the U.S. government spent $1 BILLION of U.S. taxpayers’ dollars to “strengthen vaccine confidence in the United States” and “combat misinformation about vaccines,” all with “the goal of increasing rates of vaccination across all ages.” Government also collaborated with celebrities, social media influencers, and “expert” interviewees such as Dr. Anthony Fauci. As noted by The Daily Exposé:17

“In other words, Fauci, the man who has been the ‘face’ of COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021, who publicly disparaged anyone who questioned the data he was using to support his recommendations, and who blithely referred to himself as ‘the science,’ was, in fact, a shill.”

The Level of Manipulation of Information Is Immense

While newsrooms claim to be completely independent from the advertising department, history and the personal experience of insiders tell us this simply isn’t true.

Take Sharyl Attkisson, for example, a five-time Emmy Award-winning network anchor, producer, and reporter whose television career spans more than three decades. In 2009, she blew the lid off the swine flu media hype, showing the hysteria was manufactured and completely unfounded.

In 2014, she wrote, “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington.” It’s a tell-all exposé on what really goes on behind the media curtain, and it’s not pretty. The extent to which information is manipulated is far greater than most people suspect, and this is particularly true when it comes to COVID.

Years before the pandemic, Attkisson explained how false “consensus” was being created: Let’s say you hear about a new drug for an ailment you have, and you decide to do your own due diligence. Ultimately, you conclude it is safe and effective because everywhere you look, the information seems to support this conclusion. You feel good knowing you’ve done your homework, and filled the prescription. But what you don’t know is that:

Facebook and Twitter pages speaking highly of the drug are run by individuals on the payroll of the drug company
The Wikipedia page for the drug is monitored and controlled by a special-interest editor hired by the drug company
Google search engine results have been optimized, ensuring you’ll find all those positive sources while burying contradicting information
The nonprofit organization you stumbled across online that recommends the drug was secretly founded and funded by the drug company
The positive study you found while searching online was also financed by the drug company
The news articles reporting the positive findings of that study sound suspiciously alike for a reason — they’re reiterating information provided by the drug company’s PR department; hence, you will not find any contradictory information there either
Doctors promoting the drug and making derogatory comments about those who worry about side effects are actually paid consultants for the drug company
The medical lecture your own personal doctor attended, where he became convinced the drug is safe and efficacious, was also sponsored by the drug company

In short, the “consensus” you see has been cleverly manufactured by the most effective propaganda campaign in the history of the world, in an effort to convince you of what the corporate cartels want you to conclude at the end of doing “your own research.” This way, they can sell you more of their expensive and dangerous products.

Over the past two years, this manipulation has become far more obvious and easy for people to see. Before the pandemic, it was pretty well disguised. Today, most can rattle off dozens of examples of how COVID information was manipulated and controlled, through the examples above and others, both by Big Pharma and the U.S. government.

Government Media Manipulation Has Been Routine for Years

For years, the U.S. government, regulatory agencies, and public health organizations have colluded with the media to control what gets reported and what doesn’t. This, too, is something that has become blatantly obvious during this pandemic, but it’s not a new phenomenon.

For example, back in 2016, a Scientific American investigation revealed how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration routinely manipulated mainstream media, stripping them of their independence:18

“It was a Faustian bargain ... The deal was this: NPR, along with a select group of media outlets, would get a briefing about an upcoming announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a day before anyone else.

But in exchange for the scoop, NPR would have to abandon its reportorial independence. The FDA would dictate whom NPR's reporter could and couldn't interview ... NPR reporter Rob Stein wrote back to the government officials offering the deal. Stein asked for a little bit of leeway to do some independent reporting but was turned down flat. Take the deal or leave it.”

As it turns out, NPR accepted the deal and Stein joined reporters from a dozen other media organizations to get the scoop. “Every single journalist present had agreed not to ask any questions of sources not approved by the government until given the go-ahead,” Scientific American wrote.

Considering the U.S. government’s many power grabs over the past two years, there’s no reason to assume it hasn’t been using this kind of manipulation to control media coverage of COVID-19 and the injections. Bill Gates, whose influence rivals that of nation-states through his funding of the World Health Organization, has also poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the COVID campaign. As reported by The Daily Exposé:19

“Using more than 30,000 grants, Gates has contributed at least $319 million to the media ... Recipients included CNN, NPR, BBC, The Atlantic and PBS. Gates has also sponsored foreign organizations that included The Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, and Al Jazeera. More than $38 million has also been funneled into investigative journalism centers.

Gates’ influence within the press is far-reaching, from journalism to journalistic training. This ultimately makes true objective reporting about Gates or his initiatives virtually impossible.”

DTCA Known to Produce Negative Public Health Effects

In 2006, experts warned that DTCA could trigger “placebo effects” and result in “negative economic, social and political consequences,”20 and in 2011, an article in Pharmacy and Therapeutics noted that the rules governing drug ads to the public were “too relaxed and inadequately enforced.”21

As reported by Forbes in 2019,22 “While DTCA has some positive effects, these commercials tend to mislead patients and can result in the breakdown of the doctor-patient relationship ... According to an FDA survey, 65% of physicians said that DTCA for drugs sent confusing messages to the patients ...” Importantly, drug ads must:23

  1. not be false or misleading
  2. present a “fair balance” of information describing both the risks and benefits of a drug
  3. include facts that are “material” to the product’s advertised uses, and
  4. include a “brief summary” that mentions every risk described in the product’s labeling

Have you ever seen an ad for the COVID jab that held true to these four requirements? I can’t think of one. People who have been injured by the COVID jab are now also starting to speak out, saying they feel betrayed and misled, as they were never told about the potential dangers of the shot.

One excellent example is the Substack writer Joomi’s story, “I Was Deceived About COVID Vaccine Safety.”24 Has mainstream media become too corrupted to serve its intended function? I believe so. At a bare minimum, the likelihood of getting the truth on anything related to government or health, specifically, is virtually nil these days.


Microplastics Found in Human Blood for the First Time

microplastics in human blood


SEE: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/04/06/microplastics-in-human-blood.aspx;

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  • Researchers in The Netherlands analyzed blood samples from 22 healthy volunteers; plastic particles were found in 17 — a rate of 77%
  • The mean concentration of plastic particles in the blood was 1.6 µg/ml, showing the first measurement of the concentration of the polymeric component of plastic in human blood
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, which is used to make plastic water and soda bottles, was detected most often; some of the blood samples contained up to three different types of plastic
  • It’s “scientifically plausible” that the plastic particles are being transported by the bloodstream to organs and could even be carried by immune cells, possibly raising the predisposition to diseases with an immunological base

There’s a good chance that tiny pieces of plastic are not only in your body but floating in your bloodstream. The news came from researchers in The Netherlands, who analyzed blood samples from 22 healthy volunteers. It’s the first time microplastics have been detected in human blood, and according to study author professor Dick Vethaak, an ecotoxicologist at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in The Netherlands, “It is certainly reasonable to be concerned.”1

The fact is, plastic is a ubiquitous part of the modern-day world, integrally intertwined with our daily lives, from plastic food packaging and bottles to microbeads found in personal care products. It’s estimated that 11 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans annually — an amount that could nearly triple by 2040.2

Microplastics, which have no standard definition but are often defined as being less than 5 millimeters in length, are especially pernicious since they’re so small; exposure occurs via both inhalation and ingestion, and once in your body, they’re free to travel throughout and may even lodge in your organs.3

Your Blood May Be Polluted by Plastic

When the researchers analyzed the 22 blood samples, plastic particles were found in 17 — a rate of 77%. They used the term “plastic particles” to describe particles ≥700 nanometers in dimension, a size that can be absorbed across membranes.4 The mean concentration of plastic particles in the blood was 1.6 µg/ml, “showing a first measurement of the mass concentration of the polymeric component of plastic in human blood.”5

Some of the blood samples contained up to three different types of plastic; steel syringe needles and glass tubes were used so no plastic would be introduced to the samples.6 Accurate measurements of plastics in human blood will be important for conducting a human health risk assessment, or HRA, for plastic particle pollution, in order to determine the health consequences of plastics accumulating in the human body.

Previous studies have detected microsized plastic particles in human feces, providing evidence that such particles travel through the gastrointestinal tract. Plastic particles have also been found in colectomy specimens from humans as well as in human placental tissue.7

However, Vethaak told The Guardian, “Our study is the first indication that we have polymer particles in our blood — it’s a breakthrough result. But we have to extend the research and increase the sample sizes, the number of polymers assessed, etc.”8 Out of the 17 samples in which plastic particles were detected:9

  • Half contained polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, which is used to make plastic water and soda bottles
  • One-third contained polystyrene, widely used in food packaging
  • One-quarter contained polyethylene, which is used to make plastic bags

What Happens to Plastic in Your Body?

It’s clear that many human bodies are carrying an unknown quantity of plastic particles. In a study by the University of Newcastle, Australia, researchers quantified what microplastic exposure may mean for humans, revealing a shocking finding that the average person could be eating about 5 grams of plastic per week — about the amount found in one credit card.10

Such plastics have been found to damage human cells in the laboratory but as the featured study researchers explained:11

“The fate of plastic particles in the bloodstream needs further study to answer questions regarding the potential accumulation in the general population and occupationally exposed workers, the environmental factors contributing to the internal exposure and toxicological and human health effects that may result from different exposure scenarios.”

They stated that it’s “scientifically plausible” that the plastic particles are being transported by the bloodstream to organs, based, for instance, on data showing that 50, 80, and 240 nm polystyrene beads and microsized polypropylene can permeate the human placenta.12 Animal studies also show a disturbing trend of plastic particles moving throughout the body.

In one study, pregnant rats were exposed, via the lungs, to 20 nm nanopolystyrene beads. Twenty-four hours later the particles were found in the mother’s lung, heart, and spleen, while the plastics had also migrated to the placenta and fetal liver, lungs, heart, kidney, and brain.13 Reduced fetal and placental weight were also observed, and it’s possible that the exposures could “initiate the developmental onset of disease” within the fetus:14

“In laboratory studies, young and adult offspring have been reported to exhibit coronary dysfunction, vascular perturbations, negative reproductive health outcomes, and neurological outcomes after maternal inhalation of engineered nanomaterials during pregnancy.”

In another example, mice were exposed, orally, to polystyrene microplastic for five weeks. Weights of the body, liver, and lipids declined, while secretion of mucin in the gut was also reduced, suggesting the plastics led to gut microbiota dysbiosis. The plastic exposure also induced haptic lipid metabolism disorder in the mice, and the particles were detected in the liver, kidney, and gut.15

Cardiovascular toxicity has also been demonstrated in rats, where polystyrene microplastics could lead to cardiac fibrosis and dysfunction, possibly by inducing oxidative stress and apoptosis of the myocardium, the muscular layer of the heart.16

The cumulative exposure to microplastics alongside other environmental pollutants must also be considered. When mice were exposed to both microplastics and organophosphorus flame retardants — another ubiquitous toxin — greater oxidative stress and neurotoxicity were found. The co-exposure also enhanced the disruption of amino acid metabolism and energy metabolism in the mice.17

You’re Exposed to Plastics in Food, Water, and Air

The plastic particles found in the bloodstream represent all potential exposure routes, researchers explained in Environment International. This includes:18

Air Water
Food Personal care products, such as PET in lip gloss and polythene in toothpaste
Dental polymers Fragments of polymeric implants
Polymeric drug delivery nanoparticles Tattoo ink residues

It’s believed that most plastic particles enter the human bloodstream after being ingested or inhaled, rather than via absorption through the skin:19

“Airborne particles between 1 nm and 20 µm are considered respirable. Ultrafine (<0.1 µm) inhaled particles may become absorbed and accumulate in the lung, while most larger particles are expected to be coughed up and eventually swallowed, and have a second chance of absorption via the gut epithelium.”

Microplastics are particularly well known to accumulate in seafood intended for human consumption. In a study of fish markets in California and Indonesia, one-quarter of the fish were found to have plastics in their guts.20 Plastics and other man-made debris were also found in 33% of shellfish sampled.21

In a study of freshwater environments, 83% of the fish also had plastic debris in their gut, mostly microplastics, including microfibers.22 Beer, tap water and sea salt are other known offenders, with measurable quantities of microplastics detected.

“Based on consumer guidelines, our results indicate the average person ingests over 5,800 particles of synthetic debris from these three sources annually, with the largest contribution coming from tap water (88 percent),” according to researchers in PLOS One.23

To get an idea of the scale of the problem, it’s estimated that 11 billion tons of plastic will accumulate in the environment by 2025.24 As they slowly break down, tiny fragmented pieces are swept up by wind and rain, where they’re transported across the world.

According to Utah State University researchers and colleagues, more than 1,000 tons of microplastic particles fall from wind and rain into protected areas — such as national parks — in the southern and central-western U.S. each year.25 This breaks down to average deposition rates of 132 plastics per square meter per day.26

Could Plastics Affect the Immune System?

The health effects of microplastics are only beginning to be understood. In addition to their direct risks are those posed by the environmental chemicals they carry. Plastics are known to absorb endocrine-disrupting chemicals and carcinogens from ocean water, for instance. In fact, plastics may concentrate toxins, such that they’re found at levels up to 1 million times those found in the surrounding seawater.27

Such chemicals, which accumulate over decades, have been linked to health problems including altered growth, reduced fertility, and developmental and reproductive harm.

“We’re not supposed to breathe in this material,” Steve Allen, a microplastics researcher with the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, told Scientific American.28 “[Plastics in the environment] carry all sorts of pesticides, heavy metals and all the other chemicals that we've made over time. They're going to carry them directly into our lungs.”

In addition to wind and rain, drinking from plastic water bottles is another route of exposure. Testing of common bottled water brands revealed an average of 10.4 microplastic particles >100 um in size per liter of bottled water. In some cases, over 10,000 microplastic particles per liter were detected.29

As Frederick vom Saal, a distinguished professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of Missouri told Time:30

“In animal models and in epidemiological studies in humans, we have a correlation between plastic exposures and known health hazards … They’re implicated in the obesity epidemic and in other metabolic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as cancer and reproductive problems and neural problems like attention deficit disorder.

If you look at the trendlines of non-communicable diseases around the world, you see there is a correlation between exposure to these [plastic] pollutants.”

There’s also concern that plastics could be interacting with the human immune system in unknown ways. The Environment International researchers explained:31

“[A]t least some of the plastic particles humans come in contact with can be bioavailable and … the rate of elimination via e.g. the biliary tract, kidney or transfer to and deposition in organs is slower than the rate of absorption into the blood.

… It remains to be determined whether plastic particles are present in the plasma or are carried by specific cell types (and to which extent such cells may be involved in translocating plastic particles across mucosa to the bloodstream).

If plastic particles present in the bloodstream are indeed being carried by immune cells, the question also arises, can such exposures potentially affect immune regulation or the predisposition to diseases with an immunological base?”

Reducing Your Exposure to Plastic Pollution

Ultimately, plastic pollution needs to be curbed at its source, but you can help reduce your exposure by becoming conscious of the plastic you’re using daily — and cut back where you can. Some steps are easy, like swapping plastic bags, bottles, straws, utensils, and food containers for more durable, reusable options.

Other steps may take more thought, like reconsidering what types of clothes to buy. In a comparison of acrylic, polyester, and polyester-cotton blend, acrylic was the worst, shedding microfibers up to four times faster than the polyester-cotton blend.32 Also pay attention when you’re at the supermarket, choosing food items that are free of plastic packaging as much as possible.

Eating a whole food diet lends itself to minimal plastic packaging, but be careful to avoid plastic-wrapped produce as well. Following are some additional straightforward steps you can take to cut down on plastics usage in your life. Share them with a friend or two and the positive impacts will only continue to be magnified:

Use reusable shopping bags for groceries Take your own leftovers container to restaurants
Bring your own mug for coffee, and bring drinking water from home in glass water bottles instead of buying bottled water Request no plastic wrap on your newspaper and dry cleaning
Store foods in glass containers or Mason jars rather than plastic containers and plastic freezer bags Avoid disposable utensils and straws and buy foods in bulk when you can, putting the food in a reusable bag to take home
Opt for nondisposable razors, cloth diapers, and infant toys made of wood rather than plastic Avoid processed foods (which are stored in plastic bags with chemicals). Buy fresh produce instead, and forgo the plastic bags