18 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-14-21

  1. Trump was right again.

    “Study shows hydroxychloroquine and zinc treatments increased coronavirus survival rate by almost three times”

    https://news.yahoo.com/study-shows-hydroxychloroquine-zinc-treatments-210300816.html

    “A new study shows that the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine touted by former President Donald Trump increased the survival rate of severely ill coronavirus patients.

    The observational study, published by medRxiv, found that antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, along with zinc, could increase the coronavirus survival rate by as much as nearly 200% if distributed at higher doses to ventilated patients with a severe version of the illness.

    “We found that when the cumulative doses of two drugs, HCQ and AZM, were above a certain level, patients had a survival rate 2.9 times the other patients,” the study’s conclusion states.

    The study adds, “By using causal analysis and considering of weight-adjusted cumulative dose, we prove the combined therapy, >3 g HCQ and > 1g AZM greatly increases survival in Covid patients on IMV and that HCQ cumulative dose > 80 mg/kg works substantially better. These data do not yet apply to hospitalized patients not on IMV. Since those with higher doses of HCQ had higher doses of AZM, we cannot solely attribute the causal effect to HCQ/AZM combination therapy. However, it is likely AZM does contribute significantly to this increase in survival rate. Since higher dose HCQ/AZM therapy improves survival by nearly 200% in this population, the safety data are moot.”

    The study was conducted by Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey on 255 patients.

    Dating back to last spring, then-president Trump openly touted the effectiveness of the drug and even took it himself. It earned him pushback from medical experts, including his own White House coronavirus team member Dr. Anthony Fauci, and political pundits who dismissed his claims and maintained the drug was ineffective.

    Last summer, Twitter restricted the account of Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., after he posted a video of doctors touting the effectiveness of the drug. The social media platform accused him of “spreading misleading and potentially harmful misinformation” related to the coronavirus.

    In March of this year, the World Health Organization warned against using the drug to prevent the coronavirus, citing data suggesting it was ineffective.

    Some conservatives have taken to social media and used the study to defend Trump, including Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who called out Fauci for his previous comments about the drug.

    “How many people died bc Dr. Fauci said trust the science and Hydroxychloroquine isn’t effective?” Greene tweeted. “New study shows: Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin therapy at a higher dose improved survival by nearly 200% in ventilated COVID patients. Trump was right.””

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  2. From one thing the press and Dems lied about right into another thing the press and Dems lied about. It’s their thing, lying…..

    This was terrorism, not an attack on gays. But they already know that.

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  3. They lie. All the time.

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  4. I hope the CDC is embarrassed by this as much as we are by their many failures.

    “Federal Judge Embarrasses the CDC With a Crucial Question on Mask ‘Science'”

    https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/06/12/florida-judge-embarrasses-the-cdc-with-a-crucial-question-on-mask-science-n395797

    “When does science cease to be science? When one stops relying on the citing of objective evidence and starts gnashing their teeth at any questioning of a specific theory. In regards to masks, we crossed that Rubicon long ago.

    Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing the issue to its breaking point, requesting that the CDC has its mitigation requirements for cruise ships slapped down. Those requirements include having 95% of passengers vaccinated and mask-wearing. This is part of Florida’s larger battle against so-called vaccine passports.

    The judge in the case is apparently not going to let the CDC skate by. He asked the federal bureaucracy to provide actual evidence for its claims about mask efficacy.”

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    “The judge in the case pressed the federal government heavily on that, leading to this remarkable exchange.

    When pressed on what level of transmission would require agency action, Powell said the agency has broad authority from Congress to prevent the interstate and international transmission of disease, and there’s a need for “enforceable public health measures.” Legally, the agency has the power to try to reduce transmission to zero, even if that may not be practical in the coronavirus’ immediate future, she said.

    Percival, for the state of Florida, pounced on that statement.

    If that’s true, “it’s unclear what they cannot do,” he said. “They can bar your doors. … That is an astronomical power.”

    Florida’s counsel has it right. By the CDC’s telling, they can literally violate everyone’s rights from here unto eternity by pressing for zero transmission — when that’s impossible. When asked for specifics to back up their vast guidelines, they kept shooting blanks.

    “Where does this mask efficacy theory come from?” Merryday said. “We’ve had masking and social distancing for a long time and we had a pandemic in the middle of it.”

    Powell responded that neither masks nor social distancing are cure-alls, but that they reduced the number of people who died.

    “What you can do is make the best scientific decision you can with the evidence available. That’s the CDC’s job,” she said. “We don’t expect the risk to be zero, there will be risk on every ship. … But we’re still in the midst of a still-deadly pandemic.”

    What’s never mentioned to the judge is what “evidence” is available that the CDC is going by. The reason they can’t provide that is 1) because their own studies show mask mandates are statistically useless (the judge points that out) and 2) because they have no affirmative evidence that masks reduce the spread of COVID-19. If they did, they’d be announcing it from the rooftops. That they aren’t is dispositive on its own.”

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  5. Idiots.

    “Texas newspaper refuses to publish description of mass shooting suspect: ‘Perpetuating stereotypes'”

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/austin-newspaper-shooting-suspect-description

    “A prominent Texas news outlet refused to publish the police-provided description of a suspect believed to be responsible for a mass shooting in Austin, Texas, over concerns that doing so would be “perpetuating stereotypes.”

    What is the background?
    Police in Austin, the capital of the Lone Star State, announced 14 people were injured after at least one person opened fire on people on Austin’s historic Sixth Street after 1 a.m. Saturday.

    The perpetrator(s) apparently fired at random. Police did not know the motive, and they said gang-related activity had not been ruled out. However, law enforcement said they believed the incident was an isolated event.

    What are the details?
    When divulging details about the mass shooting, police provided a description of the suspected perpetrator, explaining they were searching for a “black male wearing a black shirt with a skinny build and with dreadlocks.”

    However, the Austin American-Statesman, one of Texas’ most prominent newspapers, refused to publish that description, claiming they would be “perpetuating stereotypes” if they did.”

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  6. Tell the truth, get banned.

    This is Biden’s America now.

    “Senator Ron Johnson kicked off YouTube for agreeing with medical experts”

    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2021/06/12/senator-ron-johnson-kicked-off-youtube-for-agreeing-with-medical-experts-n396227

    “YouTube is continuing the campaign of various social media platforms to take control of what “facts” are acceptable on its pages and what speech qualifies as “misinformation” that must be banned. The latest victim of this deplatforming campaign is Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. A video of Johnson addressing the Wisconsin Press Club last week included remarks from the Senator criticizing both the Trump and Biden administrations for ignoring research into the use of cheaper drugs that are already available, such as hydroxychloroquine, for the early treatment of COVID. YouTube promptly declared that this was a violation of its policy against the spreading of “COVID-19 medical misinformation.” And with that, they suspended Johnson from the platform for one week after deleting his video. (USA Today)

    A Milwaukee Press Club event has landed Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., in hot water with YouTube.

    On Friday, Johnson was slapped with a one-week suspension from uploading videos to YouTube after the company said he violated the website’s COVID-19 “medical misinformation policies.”

    A YouTube spokesperson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other outlets Friday: “We removed the video in accordance with our COVID-19 medical misinformation policies, which don’t allow content that encourages people to use Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus.”

    This is simply incredible. Just as we’ve seen with other so-called “facts” that the media doesn’t promote, YouTube is running amok with the ban hammer while itself ignoring actual medical science. Just this week we saw yet another medical study being published that flies in the face of what’s being pawned off as conventional wisdom. In this one, conducted at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey, doctors found that patients experiencing the worst effects of COVID and who were put on respirators and were given a combination of hydroxychloroquine and zinc had survival rates nearly three times as high as those who did not receive the treatment. (Yahoo News)

    The observational study, published by medRxiv, found that antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, along with zinc, could increase the coronavirus survival rate by as much as nearly 200% if distributed at higher doses to ventilated patients with a severe version of the illness.

    “We found that when the cumulative doses of two drugs, HCQ and AZM, were above a certain level, patients had a survival rate 2.9 times the other patients,” the study’s conclusion states.

    You will note that the USA Today article I linked above also fails to mention any of the studies showing the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in some COVID cases. And we’re not talking about some crackpot theory or even hypothetical suggestion here. These are treatments that doctors are actively administering to COVID patients today, and have been since last year. If there’s a treatment out there that triples a patient’s chances of surviving after they go into the ICU and are put on a ventilator, wouldn’t you want people to know about that?

    We all know what this is about and it has nothing to do with research into alternate drug therapies. Much of the media is still frustrated because the Bad Orange Man promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine last year when he was diagnosed with COVID. And if Trump said it, it has to be a lie, at least in the minds of our media overlords.”

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  7. Talk about power hungry bureaucrats…..

    Ruining peoples’ lives like this is not OK.

    “Guardian Ad Litem Asks Judge to Deny Press Access to Recordings of Her Threatening a Father”

    Guardian Ad Litem — A guardian appointed by the court to represent the interests of Infants, the unborn, or incompetent persons in legal actions.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2021/06/11/washington-guardian-ad-litem-shannon-moreau-asks-judge-to-deny-press-access-to-recordings-of-her-threatening-a-father-n1453884

    “Guardians ad litem across the country are in the spotlight after many cases of abuse have been discovered both in the care of the elderly and with children in family courts. Documentaries such as The Guardians, directed by Billie Minz, and movies such as Netflix’s I Care A Lot have spotlighted these heinous crimes against powerless and vulnerable populations. Little to nothing has been done to hold them accountable. Only one guardian ad litem (to my knowledge), April Parks, is serving time in prison for her crimes against the elderly.

    In the state of Washington, Jacob Burkhart is fighting against guardian ad litem Shannon Moreau, who has been diligently working to reunite his children with their mother, who abandoned them twice, over many years, for drugs. The children were raised by their father and have no desire to have a relationship with their mother, whom they don’t know. Instead of listening to the children’s concerns about abandonment, Moreau has steadfastly ignored their concerns by blaming Burkhart for “parental alienation” (a discredited pseudo-scientific theory that has been linked to Nazi ideology). Moreau constantly makes claims that the children, 13 and 14, are simply parroting their dad’s opinions and not their own.

    During discovery, Burkhart obtained transcripts of his first meeting with Moreau that showed her berating and threatening him with the loss of his children if he did not submit to her demand that they be forced into “reunification therapy” with the abandoner parent. Reunification therapy is highly controversial and is being compared to gay conversion camps that abuse children. David Segui, a Major League Baseball player, was forced to send his children to a reunification camp called Family Bridges. His 12-year-old son desperately tried to reach the media by posting in the comments section on a website called Celeb to report that he was being forced into a relationship with his abuser. Video later surfaced of his mother’s boyfriend, another MLB star, Mark Grudzielanek, allegedly abusing one of Segui’s children. Grudzielanek is currently under police investigation. Celeb reported:

    Upon enrollment in the program on court order, the children in the case are removed from the custodial parent and taken to Family Bridges, which doesn’t have a facility but instead uses hotels to conduct its “treatment.” After a series of workshops that include bizarre videos and alleged conditioning, the children are then turned over to the custody of the “alienated” parent—in the Segui case, the childrens’ mother. From there, they attend a 90-day or longer aftercare period during which Family Bridges claims to monitor the reunification progress. However, Family Bridges is not licensed therapy and uses highly controversial methods.

    Burkhart is very worried that Moreau intends to send his children to such a place because they do not want a relationship with their mother, in conflict with the guardian’s wishes. History shows that if a GAL is disobeyed, serious and scary things can happen to your kids or elderly parents. Our investigations have found that judges almost never disagree with guardian recommendations. PJ Media has looked at hundreds of cases and has not found one case that was divergent from the recommendations of the appointed GAL. The transcript of GAL Moreau berating and threatening Burkhart is damning enough, but Burkhart says the audiotape will show the hostile tone Moreau used when threatening him with the loss of his children.

    “She was yelling and screaming and cursing at me,” Burkhart told PJ Media. “She was pressuring me to do exactly what she wanted or she was going to take ‘serious action’ with my children.” Burkhart said her mind was made up before he ever walked into that meeting. “She had already spoken to my ex and court-appointed therapists, who were severely conflicted before she ever saw me.”

    Discovery also found text messages and emails between the ex-wife, the GAL, and the therapist conspiring against Burkhart. Burkhart has filed a motion to dismiss the GAL citing this prejudice. The GAL is supposed to be a neutral fact-finder; but from the very beginning, Moreau’s actions and words have shown a clear bias against Burkhart. PJ Media is in receipt of a particularly disturbing email from Moreau about Burkhart that should disqualify her from the case. It included the egregious charge that “manipulation” is worse than child abuse. “Manipulation” is code for “parental alienation syndrome.”

    Moreau wrote, with no evidence of any father-directed “manipulation,” “In my opinion, this kind of emotional manipulation is worse than physical abuse. Physical wounds heal, but damaging the psyche of developing brains will have horrific results throughout their life.”

    PJ Media reached out to Moreau and asked her the following questions regarding that email:

    Can you please clarify how in your opinion, vague allegations of “manipulation” is worse than physical abuse like rape, beatings, torture, or other forms of physical abuse?

    What is your specific training that would make you an expert in the long term effects of physical abuse versus “emotional manipulation”?

    What is your training in child abuse? What certifications do you have that makes you an expert in child abuse or the effects of childhood trauma?

    Did you ever study the effects of abandonment in children?

    Have you ever taken into consideration that children who are repeatedly abandoned by a parent might have negative feelings they came to all on their own about that parent who chose drugs over them?

    I received no reply.”

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  8. That G7 meeting didn’t look embarrassing to me–we all have moments like that, when soeone is listing items we need for the veggie tray and we say “Don’t forget celery” and the person says, “Yes, I included celery.” Whether he had or had mentioned celery, at that point you don’t know unless you have video. And it isn’t embarrassing either way–it’s everyday interaction.

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  9. He sat there looking very confused, feeble and lost…..
    Then there was this:
    Joe Biden repeatedly confused Syria with Libya while discussing ways of working with Russia during a press conference at the G7 on Sunday.

    The 78-year-old gaffe machine spoke of working with Vladimir Putin to provide economic assistance to the people of Libya, prompting some confused glances from the press pack at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.

    ‘I’m hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya,’ the president said, mentioning the north African country for the third time instead of Syria, which is in the Middle East.

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  10. Biden is clearly struggling to stay afloat when in the deep end. It’s sad, but no more mean tweets, right?

    That’s what’s important. 🙄

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  11. Wow this story isn’t even 48 hours old and it’s already imploding.

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  13. The 1st Trump Impeachment Farce continues to fall apart as well, and further proof the press is a joke.

    “Eighteen months later, Democrats’ first Trump impeachment tale in tatters

    Disclosures from open-records requests, Hunter Biden laptop and Senate testimony undercut Democratic narrative that president’s son did nothing wrong in his dealings in Ukraine.”

    https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/moneighteen-months-later-democrats-first-impeachment

    “In the first of their two drives to impeach Donald Trump, Democrats had a simple storyline: The then-president abused his power by requesting an investigation of Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine when Joe Biden’s son had done nothing wrong.

    That mantra carried through the 2020 election, repeated by Democrats and sympathetic news anchors.

    “President Trump has falsely accused your son of doing something wrong while serving on a company board in Ukraine,” CNN anchor Anderson Cooper claimed as he set up a question during an interview with Joe Biden last year. “I want to point out there is no evidence of wrongdoing by either one of you.”

    Joe Biden offered similar claims during the 2020 presidential debates. “My son did nothing wrong,” Biden said at one point when pressed by Trump. Another time, he added: “Nothing was unethical.” In a separate interview, the now-president emphatically stated: “There’s nothing on its face that was wrong.”

    Now 18 months since the rushed Ukraine impeachment vote in the House and subsequent Senate trial acquittal, that Democratic narrative is in tatters following a series of explosive revelations that have come both from open records requests about the Biden family dealings with Burisma Holdings in Ukraine and emails from an abandoned Hunter Biden laptop now in the FBI’s possession.

    The latest revelation came Friday when Just the News reported emails the FBI obtained in December 2019 from the abandoned laptop showing Hunter Biden was warned back in 2016 by his lawyers and business associates that he had failed to pay adequate taxes to the IRS on approximately $1 million he collected from Burisma in 2014 and 2015.

    The discovery caused panic inside Hunter Biden’s inner circle because he was subpoenaed by federal authorities early in the 2016 election about his business dealings with partner Devon Archer, who would eventually be indicted and convicted of fraud, the emails showed.

    “Hunter and I talked briefly this morning and feel good with where we are on the taxes and the narrative regarding that,” Rosemont Seneca executive Eric Schwerin wrote defense lawyers George Mesires and Michael MacPhail on April 14, 2016 as the team tried to secure a cooperation agreement with federal authorities.”

    The conversations were prompted by a subpoena to Hunter Biden from federal authorities a few weeks earlier, the emails show. “I received a SEC subpoena for any information I have related to the situation Devin [sic] is dealing with,” Hunter Biden wrote a lawyer and Schwerin on March 23, 2016.

    The inner circle devised a strategy for Hunter Biden to file for an extension to file his 2015 taxes and “begin the process of amending the 2014 returns to reflect the Burisma payments from 2014,” the emails stated. The move would buy time so that Hunter Biden’s team could develop a proffer and produce documents to federal prosecutors to avoid becoming ensnared in the criminal case against Archer, the emails revealed.

    At the time, FBI, SEC and IRS agents were bearing down on Archer, a longtime business partner who also served with Hunter Biden on the Burisma board. Agents arrested Archer a month later in May 2016 on charges he helped defraud an Indian tribe, a move that the emails show was closely monitored by Hunter Biden’s team.

    Months later, as Trump was about to enter the White House in January 2017, Schwerin would prod Hunter Biden again, reminding him he had still not paid the back taxes for 2014, according to an email Just the News first reported last December.

    Federal authorities have confirmed Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation for taxes dating to late 2018, meaning the probe was underway well before the impeachment drive when Democrats portrayed him as an innocent victim of a political smear.”

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