26 thoughts on “News/Politics 7-3-21

  1. Incredible. Dr Malone is an expert in the area of mRNA vaccines – if he can’t speak on this subject, then who in the world can? The way to argue is with data, not by the silencing of dissenting voices.

    How do you know when someone is speaking the truth? He/she is censored by Big Tech and the Left. Similarly, as we saw yesterday, Facebook is now asking its members whether they know any “Extremists,” and offering to help “confidentially.”

    LinkedIn is a subsidiary of Microsoft. Bill Gates has referred to the ‘vaccines’ as “phenomenal” profit-makers. Connect the dots…

    Unfortunately, this is not about the truth or saving lives – it’s about power, to coerce and control…

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/linkedin-deletes-account-of-mrna-vaccine-pioneer-who-issued-warning-about-risks_3884669.html

    “Dr. Robert Malone, who identifies himself as a pioneer of mRNA vaccines, said that LinkedIn recently deleted his account after he made comments about mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and questioned whether they’re appropriate to give to certain groups of people.

    “My business pays for linked in premium. I have been deleted,” Malone wrote on Twitter this week. “Purchased a service from linked in to promote my company. This is very different from the YouTube or Twitter terms. This arbitrary and capricious action has damaged our business, and we deserve to be compensated.”

    It appears his personal account was removed earlier this week without warning or explanation from LinkedIn, a subsidiary of Microsoft, said his wife, Jill Malone.

    “He was given no notice, no warnings,” she told Just the News. “He has a 10-15 year old account—has never even had a warning. 6,000 followers.”

    Malone explained on Wednesday that the “historic record of what I have done, stated, figured out (and when) etc. over time is a key part of establishing my credibility and track record as a professional. But despite this, the account “has been erased completely and arbitrarily without warning or explanation,” he added.

    In a subsequent tweet, Malone produced an email from a LinkedIn representative, who said that his account violated the firm’s user agreement because he posted “misleading or inaccurate information” about vaccines and COVID-19.

    “[LinkedIn] has provided a list of my thoughtcrimes. An amazing document,” Malone wrote.”

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  2. Fail.

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  3. Enjoy the suck journalists. 🙂

    “Report: Kamala Harris Keeps List of ‘Enemy’ Journalists…”

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  4. Too many cowards on the court.

    “Alito Suggests SCOTUS “Unwilling” To “Bear The Criticism” Of Upholding Use Of Force Eerily Similar To George Floyd

    Appeals court ruled no excessive force where arrestee suffocated after being held face down. Rather than deny petition, leaving ruling in place, or taking the case and ruling itself, SCOTUS summarily vacated and remanded. Alito Dissent: “The Court, unfortunately, is unwilling to face up to the choice between denying the petition (and bearing the criticism that would inevitably elicit) and granting plenary review….””

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/alito-suggests-scotus-unwilling-to-bear-the-criticism-of-upholding-use-of-force-eerily-similar-to-george-floyd/

    “As part of its Order List today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a per curiam (in the name of the court) decision (pdf.) in Lombardo v. City of St. Louis not only refusing to hear a police use of force case, but also summarily vacating the 8th Circuit decision in favor of the officers and remanding for further findings.

    The case was portrayed in the media as a loss for police. And that it was. But it was much more, as the Dissent by Justice Alito, joined by Justices Thomas and Gorsuch made clear.

    The case had eery similarities to the George Floyd case, with the deceased restrained face down with pressure placed on this back. The case was in the courts because family members sued for wrongful death.” From the decision, here’s the description (emphasis added):

    On the afternoon of December 8, 2015, St. Louis police officers arrested Nicholas Gilbert for trespassing in a condemned building and failing to appear in court for a traffic ticket.1 Officers brought him to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s central station and placed him in a holding cell. At some point, an officer saw Gilbert tie a piece of clothing around the bars of his cell and put it around his neck, in an apparent attempt to hang himself. Three officers responded and entered Gilbert’s cell. One grabbed Gilbert’s wrist to handcuff him, but Gilbert evaded the officer and began to struggle. The three officers brought Gilbert, who was 5’3” and 160 pounds, down to a kneeling position over a concrete bench in the cell and handcuffed his arms behind his back. Gilbert reared back, kicking the officers and hitting his head on the bench. After Gilbert kicked one of the officers in the groin, they called for more help and leg shackles. While Gilbert continued to struggle, two officers shackled his legs together. Emergency medical services personnel were phoned for assistance.

    Several more officers responded. They relieved two of the original three officers, leaving six officers in the cell with Gilbert, who was now handcuffed and in leg irons. The officers moved Gilbert to a prone position, face down on the floor. Three officers held Gilbert’s limbs down at the shoulders, biceps, and legs. At least one other placed pressure on Gilbert’s back and torso. Gilbert tried to raise his chest, saying, “‘It hurts. Stop.’” Lombardo v. Saint Louis City, 361 F. Supp. 3d 882, 898 (ED Mo. 2019).

    After 15 minutes of struggling in this position, Gilbert’s breathing became abnormal and he stopped moving. The officers rolled Gilbert onto his side and then his back to check for a pulse. Finding none, they performed chest compressions and rescue breathing. An ambulance eventually transported Gilbert to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    The officers successfully defended the claims in the lower courts, with the Court of Appeals finding no unconstitutionally excessive force under existing law (emphasis added):

    “Gilbert’s parents sued, alleging that the officers had used excessive force against him. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of the officers, concluding that they were entitled to qualified immunity because they did not violate a constitutional right that was clearly established at the time of the incident. Id., at 895. The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed on different grounds, holding that the officers did not apply unconstitutionally excessive force against Gilbert. 956 F. 3d 1009, 1014 (2020)

    So SCOTUS was faced with taking a case very close to the facts of the George Floyd case where the Court of Appeals found no excessive use of force. This certainly would be a hot case politically, not only with Derek Chauvin’s conviction, but with federal prosecutions of Chauvin and three other officers coming up.

    The Supreme Court doesn’t hesitate to take big constroversial cases, but it punted on this one without reaching the substance. “

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  5. A holiday weekend cyber attack from the Russians, which Biden will again do nothing about….

    https://www.npr.org/2021/07/03/1012849198/ransomware-cyber-attack-revil-attack-huntress-labs

    “A ‘Colossal’ Ransomware Attack Hits Hundreds Of U.S. Companies, A Security Firm Says”

    “A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident.

    The REvil gang, a major Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate, appears to be behind the attack, said John Hammond of the security firm Huntress Labs. He said the criminals targeted a software supplier called Kaseya, using its network-management package as a conduit to spread the ransomware through cloud-service providers. Other researchers agreed with Hammond’s assessment.

    “Kaseya handles large enterprise all the way to small businesses globally, so ultimately, (this) has the potential to spread to any size or scale business,” Hammond said in a direct message on Twitter. “This is a colossal and devastating supply chain attack.”

    Such cyberattacks typically infiltrate widely used software and spread malware as it updates automatically.

    It was not immediately clear how many Kaseya customers might be affected or who they might be. Kaseya urged customers in a statement on its website to immediately shut down servers running the affected software. It said the attack was limited to a “small number” of its customers.

    Brett Callow, a ransomware expert at the cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, said he was unaware of any previous ransomware supply-chain attack on this scale. There have been others, but they were fairly minor, he said.

    “This is SolarWinds with ransomware,” he said. He was referring to a Russian cyberespionage hacking campaign discovered in December that spread by infecting network management software to infiltrate U.S. federal agencies and scores of corporations.

    The attack seems timed to the July 4th weekend
    Cybersecurity researcher Jake Williams, president of Rendition Infosec, said he was already working with six companies hit by the ransomware. It’s no accident that this happened before the Fourth of July weekend, when IT staffing is generally thin, he added.

    “There’s zero doubt in my mind that the timing here was intentional,” he said.”

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  6. Most countries have state owned oil companies and most oil companies pollute badly. To be accurate, PEMEX is the 7th largest producer of carbon emissions, which pretty much limits the list to large oil and gas companies.. Its nowhere near the top for most polluting companies where Coca Cola and Pepsico are 1 and 2 for its plastics use. More interesting, of the six companies above them 4 are privately owned and 2 are American. Saudi Aramco and Gazprom are listed as state owned but that’s debatable. The Saudi family not state owns half of Aramco the rest is private shares. Control of Gazprom is hardly vested in the state but rather the oligarchs. In effect, we have six private companies producing more carbon emissions (Chevron, Exxon, BP, Shell are the other four) So yeah its capitalism.

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  7. Strange the Court wouldn’t review the case. They need a nation wide standard on use of force and “qualified immunity” needs to be reviewed. Mind you, the legislatures also need to get involved here.

    They went back 10 years to find inappropriate tweets? Wow. The Republicans really want to cancel her. The Republicans are starting to embody cancel culture far more than the woke crowd. A third place in hammer throw — just ignore and move on. Btw, the tweet on drunk white boys is pretty accurate and by “white” she means a certain type of white boy ie middle class, frat, preppy entitled white. White no longer refers to skin color at least with my students they are referring to socio economic class and lifestyle.

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  8. So, the rest of white people are now called what? That’s not really helpful. (Turn it into a “bad word” and then basically say, “Well, we weren’t talking about you”?)

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  9. Let’s see… Court packing; and voter packing – by means of cheating to seal the deal. We have an out-of-control government.

    The Dems know that time is short to destroy our country’s traditions. Hence, all these Executive Orders, which no one has abused at a higher rate than Biden. I guess he thinks he is a dictator.

    The forensic audits are perhaps the only way to get rid of the Socialists for good.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/biden-administration-announces-campaign-to-make-it-easier-for-millions-of-immigrants-to-become-citizens_3884942.html

    “The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Friday that the Biden administration is launching an inter-agency effort to make millions of immigrants living in the United States citizens.

    President Joe Biden asked federal agencies to work on “welcoming strategies that promote integration, inclusion, and citizenship,” through an executive order. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday the agency’s plan to “breaking down barriers to U.S. citizenship” and promote naturalization for immigrants who are eligible.”

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  10. Cheryl — you’re right in a way but it never occurred to me because of the way I hear the phrase used. Similar to “Karen” you don’t have to be a Karen to be Karen and a Karen isn’t automatically a “Karen”. “White” for anyone under 30 especially is understood in socio-economic terms, i.e. class not color at least in the last 15 years in my classroom. Its not always used as an insult but as short hand for a particular social group — and you don’t have to be white just middle class, shop at fashionable stores (Forever 21, etc), prefer Starbucks over Tims, obsess over Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc, and generally do well in school. Obviously when you say “white girl” you don’t mean the gothic, emo dressed in black girl in the back row. Its less in use when describing boys in middle school or high school but in bars, night clubs, etc the term “white boy” is used to describe drunken behavior by entitled middle class kids – my daughter will describe a bar as too many white boys for her; and all her friends are white and the live venues she goes to are generally full of white kids. I’ve been described as the least white teacher in the school — when the school had several East Asian and South Asian teachers. — this has to do with my non-middle class personality not my color.

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  11. Tyschinus — you can’t really complain about the number of EOs. Trump signed 220 in four years while Obama signed 276 in 8 years. You have to go back to JImmy Carter to hit 220 in one term. Now Biden has signed 50 but mostly EOs to repeal Trump’s EOs. Once he’s done repealing Trump’s “legacy”, he should slow down. A six month time period is hardly enough to compare rate. And EOs are part of American governance — see the Roosevelt family

    Forensic audit? The votes and voting machines have been tampered with; the data sent out of state, and the chain of custody broken — nothing forensic here. And definitely a blow to democracy.

    I thought immigration and citizenship was an American value — its what made the country.

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  12. Unlike Gwen Berry, prosecutors didn’t have to go back 10 years to find misbehaviour on Kyle Rittenhouse just one month. A month prior to the Kenosha killings he involved himself in fight between two girls to punch one of the girls. Since he’s claiming self defense, the prosecutor wants to show video as evidence he has a pattern of inserting himself in violent situations that don’t concern him. No matter how the judge rules, those who put up his bail have to wonder if he exemplifies their idea of a hero.

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  13. HRW,

    That’s false.

    Obama had 276. For some reason though there is no listing of Obama Executive Memorandas.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_executive_actions_by_Barack_Obama

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    Trump only had 22 EO’s. Nice try though including Executive Memorandas to the EO list, but no, you’re count isn’t even close.

    EO’s are numbered, and Trump only had 22 EO’s. The rest are memorandas.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_executive_actions_by_Donald_Trump

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  14. hwesseli: Biden signed more EOs than Obama and Trump combined within his first 12 days of office. I think you greatly underestimate how much he’ll keep up the rate – he’s basically being told what to do, and the agenda isn’t pretty. (And why would you issue EOs just to repeal a previous president’s ‘legacy’ – how does that serve the interests of the people who you’re supposed to be serving?) Then again, he probably won’t be president much longer. The biggest issue isn’t actually the number of EOs, but their substance – so many of those issued by Obama and Biden go directly against the values that have made the USA so special for some 245 years.

    Yes, the votes and voting machines were tampered with – during the election. That’s why Arizona is conducting the forensic audit, and many other states are waiting to follow suit. The Dems and media are trying everything they can to discredit the forensic audit, but it’s going forward just as it should – and thank God, given the current state of our judicial system.

    immigration and citizenship are American values – when it happens LEGALLY (but of course you already know that). Then it is absolutely wonderful. This current EO is nothing of the sort.

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  15. Now that I found Obama’s memorandas, his count if you include them with his EO’s like you tried to do with Trump’s, Obama’s number jumps to 276 EO’s plus another 644 memorandas.

    So adding them to his EO total like you did to Trump, brings Obama to a total of 920.

    Trump had 22 EO’s and 175 Executive memorandas, for 197 total.

    920 in 8 years, vs. 197 for 4 years.

    Nice try with the fuzzy math though, but you’re wrong.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidential_memoranda_by_Barack_Obama

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  16. For HRW….

    A very violent “idea” you lefties got there….

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  17. Tychicus….who is allowed to define American values? Biden, Trump McDonnell, Pelosi, the Supreme Court, 245 years and ammendments and moral changes to the nation ; values change over time (look at Cdn reaction ti residential schools). People tend to think their values are community values but that isnt necessarily so.

    The audit lost chain of custody and didnt secure votes and machines. Maricopa county claims they were tampered with, auditors claim thet were looking for any previous tampering. However, documentation is shoddy on the auditor side. They aldo spoiled ballots by using ultra violent lights, wrong colour pens etc. Its been a joke since day one. And audits should never take more than a week….the longer it takes the more suspect it is

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  18. I’m a bit confused about the video…..who aee these people, they dont identify themselves? Whats happening? Needs context.

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  19. I know math is hard for you but I provided all the numbers.

    22 eos for trump
    175 eos for Obama

    When I include executive memoranda they jump to 920 for Obama and 197 for trump

    640 and for Obama and 175 for trump.

    No matter the way u add it your assertion is clearly false. Obama has way more.

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