13 thoughts on “News/Politics 7-13-21

  1. The more we dig, the more complicit Fauci becomes in the world-wide Covid outbreak.

    Once again it’s Judicial Watch, and not our lapdog press, that does the actual investigative journalism.

    “Judicial Watch: New Documents Show Wuhan Lab Asked NIH Official for Information on Disinfectants; Nine Fauci Agency Grants for EcoHealth Bat Coronavirus Research”

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/wuhan-lab-fauci-grants/

    “Judicial Watch announced today that it received 301 pages of emails and other records from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) officials in connection with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, revealing significant collaborations and funding that began in 2014. These new records reveal that NIAID gave nine China-related grants to EcoHealth Alliance to research coronavirus emergence in bats and was the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) top issuer of grants to the Wuhan lab itself.

    These records also include an email from the Vice Director of the Wuhan Lab asking an NIH official for help finding disinfectants for decontamination of airtight suits and indoor surfaces.

    Additionally, a World Health Day announcement lists “successful activities” of the US-China collaboration that included “detailed surveillance throughout China and in other countries on the emergence of coronaviruses” and NIH’s receipt of influenza samples from China to “assess risks associated with emerging variants for pandemic and zoonotic threat.”

    The records further show that, in 2018, Dr. Ping Chen, the NIAID Representative in China, learned of a “type of new flu vaccine using nano-technology from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology” and discovered that the Chinese had blocked all Internet links to reports on the new technology. This led Chen to write an urgent “night note” to US Government officials. The note said, “The intranasal nano-vaccine can target broad-spectrum flu viruses and induces robust immune responses.”

    The documents also include a picture of the Wuhan facility building taken by Dr. Chen.

    The documents were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records of communications, contracts and agreements with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:21-cv-00696)). The lawsuit specifically sought records about NIH grants that benefitted the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The agency is only processing 300 pages records per month, which means it will take until the end of November for the records to be fully reviewed and released under FOIA.

    The nine grants to EcoHealth Alliance include the following:

    One grant awarded each year between 2010-2012 to EcoHealth Alliance, working with Chinese collaborator Jinping Chen of Guangdong Entomological Institute, to study in China “Risk of Viral Emergence from Bats.”

    One grant awarded each year from 2014-2017 to EcoHealth Alliance, working with Chinese collaborator Changwen Ke of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Guangdong, in a project titled “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence.”

    A grant was issued in 2012 to EcoHealth Alliance, working with Xiangming Xiao of the East China Normal University, in a project titled “Comparative Spillover Dynamics of Avian Influenza in Endemic Countries.”

    A grant was issued in 2018 to EcoHealth Alliance, again working with Ke in the project called “Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence.”

    The new records include an email on March 20, 2020, that is labeled, “navigating politics,” NIH virologist Jens Kuhn forwards to NIH colleagues Cliff Lane (NIAID Deputy Director) and Connie Schmaljohn (senior NIAID official), a 2016 email of “high importance” that Kuhn received from Wuhan Institute of Virology Vice Director Yuan Zhiming, with the subject line “asking for help.”

    In his 2016 email, Zhiming told Kuhn:

    I am writing to you to ask your help. Our laboratory is under operation without pathogens, and we are now looking for the disinfectants for decontamination of airtight suits and surface decontamination indoor decontamination. We have tried several ones do [sic] determine their antiviral efficacy and corrosion to pipeline and wastewater treatment equipment. Unfortunately, we have found a good candidate. I hope you can give us some help, to give us some suggestion for the choice of disinfectants used in P4 laboratory.”

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    “The records further show that, in 2018, Dr. Ping Chen, the NIAID Representative in China, learned of a “type of new flu vaccine using nano-technology from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology” and discovered that the Chinese had blocked all Internet links to reports on the new technology. This led Chen to write an urgent “night note” to US Government officials. The note said, “The intranasal nano-vaccine can target broad-spectrum flu viruses and induces robust immune responses.””

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    Just like Covid does.

    If you still think there’s a “natural origin” for this, you’re being obtuse.

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  2. The Dems must protect the Biden Election Fraud Organization – they can’t survive without widespread election fraud (which is why, from coast to coast, they are seeking to block efforts to make our elections more secure).

    It’s time to abolish the Dem Party and protect our Constitution through free, fair and transparent elections.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/texas-democrats-plan-walkout-to-block-gops-election-overhaul-bill-party-chairman_3898466.html

    “Democrat lawmakers in Texas will walk out in a bid to deny Republicans the quorum they need to convene a special legislative session called by the governor as GOP lawmakers seek to pass an election overhaul bill.

    Several news outlets on Monday cited anonymous sources for the planned walkout, but it was confirmed by Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa on Monday in a statement.

    “Today, by breaking quorum to block [Gov. Greg] Abbott’s attacks on voters, Texas Democrats are making history,” Hinojosa said in the statement. “After Abbott dragged lawmakers back to the Capitol for his suppression session, Democrats are fighting back with everything we’ve got.”

    Several Democrat lawmakers in the House confirmed the walkout and “stand united in our decision to break quorum and refuse to let the Republican-led legislature force through dangerous legislation that would trample on Texans’ freedom to vote,” reads a joint statement from Democrat Texas Reps. Chris Turner, Rafael Anchia, Nicole Collier, Garnet Coleman, and Dean Senfronia Thompson.

    Democrats on May 30 employed a similar tactic and staged a walkout of the state Capitol, denying Republicans the ability to pass two election bills. Abbott, a Republican, then announced he would convene a special legislative session to pass the voting measure as well as measures targeting bail and critical race theory.”

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  3. Panic and run!

    Or not.

    Yeah let’s not.

    “The Experts Say These Could Be New Symptoms of the Delta COVID Variant…Notice Anything Peculiar Here?”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/07/12/the-experts-say-these-are-the-new-symptoms-of-the-delta-covid-variant-notice-an-n2592384

    “The COVID panic porn peddlers are still at it again with this Delta variant that no one should really fear, but the experts and the media are still treating like the Andromeda Strain. It is more contagious, but it’s not more lethal and it doesn’t make you sicker. Instead of peddling images of body bags, it’s being used to ensure we vaccinate everyone. No doubt the Democrat-media complex is going to use this to push for mandator vaccination, even suggesting door-to-door measures to ensure the nation reaches that 70 percent threshold. Oh, wait—that’s already been tossed around by some folks.

    As we debate the ‘ver are your papers’ protocols about vaccinations, let’s check in with The New York Times who reported these could be new symptoms of the Delta variant. I’m sure you’ll have a good laugh (via NYT):”

    “The spread of the super-contagious Delta variant is prompting new lockdowns around the world and spurring new warnings from public health officials.

    The World Health Organization, citing the rise of Delta, the dearth of vaccines and high rates of community transmission in many parts of the world, has encouraged fully vaccinated people to continue wearing masks.

    […]

    Does the Delta variant cause different symptoms?

    It’s not clear yet. “We’re hurting for good data,” Dr. Osterholm said.

    In Britain, where the variant is widespread, reports have emerged that Delta may cause different symptoms than other variants do. Researchers conducting the Covid Symptom Study, which asks people with the disease to report their symptoms in an app, have said that the most common symptoms of Covid have changed as the variant has spread through Britain.

    “What we’ve noticed is the last month, we’re seeing different sets of symptoms than we were seeing in January,” said Tim Spector, a genetic epidemiologist at King’s College London, who leads the study.

    Headaches, a sore throat, and a runny nose are now among the most frequently reported symptoms, Dr. Spector said, with fever, cough and loss of smell less common.

    These data, however, have not yet been published in a scientific journal, and some scientists remain unconvinced that the symptom profile has truly changed. The severity of Covid, regardless of the variant, can vary wildly from one person to another.

    So, nothing has changed. We’re acting as if sore throat, headache, and runny noses are new ailments never seen in medical science. There is nothing peculiar about these symptoms. Nothing. First, all three have been around since the time of Hammurabi’s Code. Second, they’re the same freaking symptoms when COVID first escaped from a Chinese lab, I mean—they’re the same when this virus first appeared. “

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  4. Cowardly Democrats.

    Thwarting the will of the people of Texas.

    “Texas Democrats Decide to Play a Ridiculous Game of Chicken They Can’t Win”

    https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/07/12/texas-democrats-decide-to-play-a-ridiculous-game-of-chicken-they-cant-win-n409932

    “I have good news: Minority rights in a legislative body are good again.

    After months of Democrats from across the country insisting that pure majoritarian rule is the only way to preserve “democracy,” they’ve suddenly decided cheap games to obstruct the passage of various bills are totally acceptable. Unlike the legitimate tool that is the filibuster in the Senate, though, Texas Democrats are literally getting on a plane and leaving the state, presumably forever if their gambit is to work.”

    “Imagine having to share a plane with these insufferable people. It makes my head hurt just thinking about it.

    These are people ostensibly paid to govern. Instead, they are going to Washington D.C. to hide out in order to prevent Gov. Greg Abbott from calling the legislature into session to pass the various bills proposed. I can’t imagine this is going to go over well with many Texans.

    As to why they are doing this, it’s largely being blamed on Texas’ voter security bill, which is just a run-of-the-mill list of general reforms setting standards for the voting system, many of which were blown up for the “emergency” of 2020. It’s not Jim Crow and it’s certainly not worth these people abandoning their constituents over. Yet, here we are, and notice none of them are wearing masks. Weird, right?”

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  5. China’s Propaganda Spreading Useful Idiots.

    Like most of the MSM.

    https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/07/12/bbc-western-video-bloggers-are-useful-idiots-for-chinese-propaganda-n401859

    “The NY Times had a story about this topic last month. It highlighted China’s use of western social media sites to promote propaganda messages, particularly messages undercutting claims about the mistreatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang. Saturday the BBC published a similar story focused on the use of mostly white, western faces to promote Chinese disinformation.

    The vloggers include British expatriates Barrie Jones, Jason Lightfoot and father-and-son team Lee and Oli Barrett, who use their platforms to comment on the West’s alleged “lies” and China’s government policies.

    They have subsequently gone on to appear in videos for Chinese state broadcaster CGTN.

    Earlier videos on their personal channels focus on navigating daily life within China. More recent videos, however, have become overtly political; they staunchly defend China’s rhetoric on topics ranging from Covid-19, to Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

    In most cases it’s not quite clear what the connection is between the video bloggers and the CCP. Some deny being paid for any content but on of them, Jason Lightfoot, is listed as a “stringer” for CGTN, a state media outlet. He also appeared in some CGTN travel videos where he thanked the outlet for giving him the opportunity:

    Lightfoot didn’t respond to the BBC’s questions but did claim in another video that he’d never been paid to go on a trip. Maybe that’s true but was the trip itself a freebie? In the clip above he says he’s looking forward to seeing what comes next which sort of suggests he’s not completely in charge of his own travel itinerary.

    Videos made by this foreign bloggers aren’t labeled by YouTube as having connections to the CCP, and yet the CCP often promotes them:

    A video featuring Barrie Jones was not only uploaded to CGTN’s YouTube account, it was used by China’s foreign ministry in a daily government press briefing.

    In the video – titled “How do some Western media twist facts about Xinjiang?” – Mr Jones claims to have “worked for a newspaper in England… Britain’s largest daily circulation newspaper for six years”. Some state media publications have referred to Mr Jones as a former British journalist, yet the BBC found no evidence to support this, and his channel is peppered with grammatical and punctuation errors.

    When asked about his journalism experience, Mr Jones told the BBC “where and when” he worked as a journalist “is not your concern”.”

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  6. If by weird you mean totally predictable, then yes….

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    THIS is CNN.

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  7. Psaki Hack.

    It’s like a hacky sack, but cheaper.

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    Ding, ding, ding…..

    We have a winner.

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  8. The Texas Dems have fled the state on their private jets, taking selfies, and acting like it’s just a big party. They have abdicated their positions and abandoned their responsibility to the public. They are not actually the public servants that they are supposed to be.

    They just gave up their positions as legislators, and shouldn’t ever be allowed to return to office.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/texas-governor-says-special-sessions-will-continue-texans-oppose-walkouts_3899199.html

    “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced late Monday that he will continue Special Sessions, citing a poll that shows more than half of Texans oppose walkouts planned by Democrats to block a GOP-backed election overhaul bill.

    “Texans Oppose Walkouts to Avoid Votes. No one else gets paid to walk off their job. Quitters never win,” the Republican governor said on Twitter. “We will continue successive Special Sessions until elected representatives do what they were elected to do—debate issues & cast votes.”

    News of the walkout, planned in response to a GOP overhaul of election laws, was first reported by NBC News and later by Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa on Monday in a statement. It wasn’t immediately clear how many of the 67 Democrats in the Texas House planned to participate in the walkout, but party leaders said it was enough to bring the Legislature to a halt.

    In his Twitter post Monday night, Abbott cited a poll from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, which found that by a two-to-one margin, Texans oppose state legislators using “procedural maneuvers” to prevent voting.

    More than half of Texans (54 percent), said they oppose members staging walkouts that would “deny the Legislature the quorum it needs in order to hold votes.” Just 27 percent of Texans say they support the moves, the poll shows.”

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  9. Republicans in Congress also have discussed the option of denying the Democrats a quorum in a situation in which the filibuster was opened up for reform. Sen. Lindsey Graham at the time said “all tools in the tool box” should be available to be used.

    These divides and even lawmaker walkouts may become more frequent on both sides, a sign of the times.

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  10. The lapdogs are out.

    And they don’t like accurate reporting.

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