17 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-16-21

  1. Oh look, an actual racially motivated hate crime.

    https://abc3340.com/news/local/police-say-shooting-spree-in-georgia-alabama-was-racially-motivated

    “A 39-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding five people in Alabama and Georgia told police his assaults were racially motivated, and he was targeting white men, a detective testified Monday.

    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported that a police detective testified in a preliminary hearing that Justin Tyran Roberts, who is Black, told police that white men had picked on him and wronged him for all his life.

    “Basically, he explained throughout his life, specifically white males had taken from him, and also what he described as military-looking white males had taken from him,” Detective Brandon Lockhart testified, according to the newspaper.

    Police have accused Roberts of shooting five people in three separate assaults in Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama. All victims are expected to recover, Columbus Police Chief Freddie Blackmon said Sunday. The chief added that police found no evidence that Roberts knew any of his victims.

    Roberts appeared in court Monday in Columbus for a preliminary hearing in one of those incidents where a man was shot in the back as he was getting into his vehicle.”

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    So he’s a racist and a coward.

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  2. Of course they attack the white male, it’s the one group they don’t want in their party, unless you’re the ruling elite, like Biden.

    This must be in response to all those attacks on Asians.

    Oh wait, those are mostly being committed by blacks……

    “Biden Admin’s Strategy to Combat Domestic Terrorism Calls White Supremacy, Militia Groups as Biggest Threats”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/biden-admins-strategy-to-combat-domestic-terrorism-calls-white-supremacy-militia-groups-as-biggest-threats/

    “President Joe Biden’s administration released its strategy to combat domestic terrorism. It labeled white supremacists and militia groups as the most significant threats.

    Biden ordered a review of threats due to the January 6th Capitol Hill riots. In March, the National Security Council determined “that domestic violent extremism posed a ‘heightened threat’ in 2021.”

    NSC Report
    The document is vague. The NSC did not provide enough specifics except those they find the biggest threat to America.

    Honestly, it sounds like the government is more concerned about the politicians than we regular people.

    The NSC defined domestic terrorism as “activities that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”

    By the way, the NSC placed us small government and anti-authority people in the same group as racists.

    “Today’s domestic terrorists espouse a range of violent ideological motivations, including racial or ethnic bigotry and hatred as well as anti-government or anti-authority sentiment,” wrote the NSC. “They also take on a variety of forms, from lone actors and small groups of informally aligned individuals, to networks exhorting and targeting violence toward specific communities, to violent self-proclaimed ‘militias’ who, despite legal prohibitions in all fifty states against certain private militia activity, assert a baseless right to take the law into their own hands.”

    “About Those Civil Liberties…
    When does the promise of not violating our civil liberties begin? How about they start now with the rioters?

    Authorities have placed many of the participants in solitary confinement. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and the ACLU are furious. I’m not kidding:

    “I do not believe in solitary confinement for extended periods of time for anyone,” Warren, a Massachusetts senator and former Harvard Law School professor, said of the Jan. 6 rioters when asked by the Washington Examiner.

    [Sen. Bob] Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, who says he wants to look into the issue further said, “Obviously, in any instance, I think solitary confinement is concerning.” Republicans also objected to the treatment of the jailed Jan. 6 rioters.

    The American Civil Liberties Union, which has recently drawn criticism for favoring liberal causes over its tradition of representing unsympathetic clients and causes, is also weighing in on the side of Trump protesters being held alone.

    “Prolonged solitary confinement is torture and certainly should not be used as a punitive tool to intimidate or extract cooperation. We’re pleased to see that message is getting through to Senators,” Tammie Gregg, deputy director of the ACLU National Prison Project, told the Washington Examiner in a statement.”

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  3. An actual “vaccine”…..

    “Novavax vaccine nears approval, may be more trusted”

    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2021/06/14/novavax-vaccine-nears-approval-may-be-more-trusted-n396484

    “In addition to the offerings from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, a fourth vaccine may be approved in the next month or two. Novavax has completed its phase 3 clinical trials which will be reviewed by the FDA, after which, the company will be able to request emergency approval for distribution. The initial results certainly sound promising. The company is reporting efficacy rates nearly as high as those seen with Pfizer and Moderna, along with a 100% effectiveness in preventing moderate to severe effects from COVID. In addition, this vaccine can be stored at normal refrigerator temperatures and it doesn’t employ some of the new technology that has led to doubt among some of the vaccine-hesitant population. (NBC News)

    The Maryland-based biotech company Novavax reported Monday that its experimental Covid-19 vaccine is safe and 100 percent effective against moderate to severe disease.

    The results are from the company’s Phase 3 clinical trials conducted in the U.S. and Mexico. The company has already completed a Phase 3 trial in the U.K., but the U.S. trial results are required to apply for emergency use authorization in this country.

    Novavax said in a statement that it plans to apply to the Food and Drug Administration for authorization in the third quarter. That would add a fourth vaccine to the U.S. arsenal.

    It’s not entirely clear why Novavax took nearly six months longer than both Pfizer and Moderna to finish development and make it through the clinical trials. They were also part of Operation Warp Speed so they had federal funding available to allow them to do so as rapidly as possible. But it’s possible that the process takes longer when you’re creating a vaccine using the “old school” method.

    As the company spokesperson explained, Novavax doesn’t employ the messenger RNA (mRNA) technology used by Pfizer and Moderna. This vaccine just introduces the “spike protein” from the novel coronavirus directly into the patient’s bloodstream. This is the same method traditionally used when developing flu vaccines. So some of the people who remain unsure about the mRNA technology that’s already being deployed might feel a bit more comfortable with Novavax.”

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  4. My sympathy meter must be broken, because it’s not moving at all. 🙂

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  5. Yep. 🙂

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  6. You know he’s right.

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  7. They know they’re a joke. They just don’t care.

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  9. GrandPa is a prop, nothing more.

    Like a potted plant….

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  10. Biden’s weak, and the Russians know it.

    “Breaking: Russia launches massive military exercises near Hawaii”

    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2021/06/16/breaking-russia-launches-massive-military-exercises-near-hawaii-n397103

    “Subtlety was never Vladimir Putin’s strong suit, and today is obviously no exception. Just as the Russian leader was preparing to sit down for today’s summit with President Joe Biden, Russia announced that it had launched one of the largest naval military exercises seen since the end of the cold war. And they’re doing it off of the coast of Hawaii. Our Air Force had to scramble some stealth fighters and deploy other naval vessels in response. The Russian military released a video of the exercises to the international media, clearly wanting a split-screen on everyone’s television screens showing Russia’s naval and airpower capabilities right while Putin and Biden were smiling for the cameras and shaking hands. The firepower on display was, I must admit, impressive, and it was backed up by Russia’s largest long-range bombers. Getting the timing of this confluence of military hardware down precisely would have required launching the bombers hours earlier, so this was clearly planned in advance and designed to send a message. (NY Post)

    Russian ships are conducting the largest military exercises since the Cold War off the coast of Hawaii, sending the US Air Force scrambling hours before President Biden meets Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    The exercises, conducted by the Russian navy in the Pacific Ocean 300 to 500 miles west of Hawaii, include long-range bombers, surface ships and anti-submarine aircraft.

    The US Air Force scrambled F-22 stealth fighters from Hawaii in response to the exercises.”

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  12. Yeah……

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  13. Yikes.

    “A Group Of Parents Sent Their Kids’ Face Masks to A Lab for Analysis. Here’s What They Found”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/scottmorefield/2021/06/15/a-group-of-parents-sent-their-kids-face-masks-to-a-lab-for-analysis-heres-what-they-found-n2591047

    “We’ve been told for well over a year that widespread forced public masking should be implemented because, even if only moderately to slightly to negligibly effective at curbing the spread of COVID-19, there are ZERO drawbacks.

    “What’s the harm?” they ask.

    “It’s only a minor inconvenience,” they bleat.

    “If it saves ONE LIFE, it’s worth it!” they implore.

    Meanwhile, we on Team Reality have not only continued to point to real-world data that shows masking to be entirely ineffective, we’ve also maintained that forced public masking, especially long-term, has negative societal and even health ramifications that the powers-that-be are all-too-happy to ignore in subservience to their newfound face mask god.

    It only stands to reason that one of those health ramifications would be the fact that millions of people, particularly children, have been forced to wear and carry around pieces of cloth they’ve continually breathed through for hours on end. What lurking pathogens might be found on these disgusting contraptions being incessantly handled, stuck in pockets, and mindlessly tossed on books, tables, and desks? Well, one group of Florida parents sent a batch of masks worn by their children to a lab to find out. And yeah, you’ll probably need to make sure you aren’t eating dinner anytime soon before you digest THESE results.

    Via press release:

    Gainesville, FL (June 16, 2021) – A group of parents in Gainesville, FL, concerned about potential harms from masks, submitted six face masks to a lab for analysis. The resulting report found that five masks were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogenic and pneumonia-causing bacteria. No viruses were detected on the masks, although the test is capable of detecting viruses.

    The analysis detected the following 11 alarmingly dangerous pathogens on the masks:

    • Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia)

    • Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)

    • Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis, sepsis)

    • Acanthamoeba polyphaga (keratitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis)

    • Acinetobacter baumanni (pneumonia, blood stream infections, meningitis, UTIs— resistant to antibiotics)

    • Escherichia coli (food poisoning)

    • Borrelia burgdorferi (causes Lyme disease)

    • Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria)

    • Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease)

    • Staphylococcus pyogenes serotype M3 (severe infections—high morbidity rates)

    • Staphylococcus aureus (meningitis, sepsis)

    Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.

    The face masks studied were new or freshly-laundered before wearing and had been worn for 5 to 8 hours, most during in-person schooling by children aged 6 through 11. One was worn by an adult. A t-shirt worn by one of the children at school and unworn masks were tested as controls. No pathogens were found on the controls. Proteins found on the t-shirt, for example, are not pathogenic to humans and are commonly found in hair, skin, and soil.”

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