28 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-6-21

  1. The Democrat Party is the Perversion Party.

    CONTENT WARNING!!!! for language and topic.

    “The Left Has A Pedophilia Problem, And It’s Out In The Open

    The left is continuing its tradition of destroying society’s sexual morality, now campaigning on multiple fronts for the normalization of pedophilia.”

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/07/30/the-left-has-a-pedophilia-problem-and-its-out-in-the-open/

    “Like many others, I have fond memories of my childhood. Whether I was marching in an Independence Day Parade, binge-watching the Power Rangers, or making gingerbread men for Christmas with my family, I had the chance to enjoy a childhood that preserved my innocence, an innocence that is unique to children and that, once lost, doesn’t return.

    A subset of children growing up today will likely recall certain aspects of their childhood very differently. The left has, with a startling degree of success, endeavored to reshape our society by embedding their beliefs within the experience of childhood, overshadowing 4th of July parades with Pride parades, implanting LGBT propaganda in children’s shows, and supplanting gingerbread men with the “genderbread person.”

    In isolation, any of these specific incidences would be unsettling, to say the least, but by viewing them in the larger context one reaches a conclusion that is just as unconscionable as it is unavoidable. It isn’t just that controversial beliefs are being thrust into childhood experiences, but that the natural curiosity, openness, and naivety that is the inherent disposition of youth is being hijacked to normalize a divergent sexual ethic.

    This interest in children s not purely ideological, however. With increasing frequency, the obvious has become undeniable. Those who have a creepy obsession with involving children in their sexual tastes, and use any avenue at their disposal to do so, either have a direct sexual interest in children or want to run cover for those who do. The left has a pedophilia problem, and it’s only getting worse.

    I was made painstakingly aware of this fact when I attended the 2019 San Francisco Pride Parade to interview attendees for my YouTube channel, which I co-host with a friend. One particularly honest marcher told my co-host that he is “down for the kink with kids,” mentioning later that he believed that “age is a construct.”

    Another demonstrator informed me that child involvement in drag is “so cool” and that “there should be more kids doing drag” before saying that the statement “love has no age” is “100 percent true” and letting loose a Freudian slip when he admitted that a child drag queen who performed in a gay night club was paid in the same manner “you do with strippers.”

    In case you have the impression that this is an isolated incident, take a look at this mashup of Vice headlines, which in several instances attempt to generate sympathy for pedophiles, obfuscate the definition of pedophilia, and confer legitimacy to “non-offending” pedophiles, including one pseudonymously named Ian whose job “involved children directly” and another called Gary, a man who “developed feelings for a three-year-old girl” but calls himself a “virtuous” pedophile who supposedly doesn’t act on his attraction. Gary was also a foster parent to three children and was subsequently accused of sexually assaulting one of the young girls.”

    “These articles offer some rather striking context for other articles from Vice, such as one in which they fawn over “Photos of the Fabulous Kids of RuPaul’s Drag Convention,” which the publication describes with a fire emoji. As mentioned earlier, one of these children danced on stage for money in a New York City gay bar for a crowd of adult men, which was caught in a video that I can’t link in good conscience.

    Lest you believe that Vice is alone in their attempt to normalize pedophilia, turn your attention to the New York Times article “What’s the Best Way to Protect Sex Workers? Depends on Whom You Ask” which opens with the line “TS Candii first traded sex at age 13.” No, New York Times. That’s called pedophilia, not trading sex. ”

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    These people are disgusting.

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  2. Save the environment, by destroying it.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/08/wind-and-solar-energy-are-environmental-disasters.php

    “WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY ARE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS
    It is ironic that wind and solar energy are promoted as “green,” when in fact one of their worst qualities is the damage they do to the environment. Solar panels are manufactured in China using slave labor (Uighurs) and coal-fired power plants for electricity. The irony is heavy. And both wind and solar require vast quantities of minerals and hazardous substances.

    A fundamental problem with wind and solar is that they are extremely low-intensity energy sources. The amount of land required to produce a substantial amount of electricity is enormous. This is one of the subjects of a paper by Robert Bryce, one of the country’s leading energy experts, titled Not In Our Backyard. The paper documents rural America’s largely successful battle to block large-scale renewable energy projects. The paper includes some eye-opening data, including the fact that in order to reach “net zero” emissions of CO2 through use of wind and solar, 228,000 square miles–an area equal to the states of California and Washington–would need to be dedicated to wind turbines and solar panels.”

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  3. Take it for what you will. This is CNN after all….

    “US Intel has data on all of the viruses the WIV was studying”

    https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/08/05/cnn-us-intel-has-data-on-all-of-the-viruses-the-wiv-was-studying-n406882

    “CNN has published this as an exclusive so there’s no way to really verify any of it at this point. Still, what they claim is remarkable enough that it’s worth mentioning. Apparently our intelligence agencies have data on all of the viruses that were studied at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. CNN reports it’s unclear how that’s possible:

    It’s unclear exactly how or when US intelligence agencies gained access to the information, but the machines involved in creating and processing this kind of genetic data from viruses are typically connected to external cloud-based servers — leaving open the possibility they were hacked, sources said.

    You may remember that at one point the WIV had an online repository which included data all of the samples they had taken from the wild along with work they were doing on those viruses. But that website and all of the data it contained went offline in early September 2019, just a couple months before the first known cases of the coronavirus. After that point outside access of the data was not possible.

    Curiously, when Dr. Shi Zhengli was asked why the database was pulled down she claimed on two different occasions that it had been prompted by attempts to hack the database. That answer didn’t make any sense because in September of 2019, no one had heard of the coronavirus and it’s unlikely that database was getting much attention. Dr. Peter Daszak, who helped fund the WIV research also gave the same answer about hacking when he was asked why the database was pulled down.

    In any case, the CNN story suggests that the database was hacked by our intelligence agencies at some point and as a result we have all the data. The database was divided into two areas. There was a public area which included completed research and there was a private area which required a password. That portion of the site included data and sequences of viruses which hadn’t been publicly revealed yet could be very revealing.

    But decoding all of this information turns out to be pretty difficult. For one thing it requires a lot of processing power. But more importantly, the final output is all in Mandarin. CNN reports that finding people who can parse the information has not been easy:

    Not only do intelligence agencies need government scientists skilled enough to interpret complex genetic sequencing data and who have the proper security clearance, they also need to speak Mandarin, since the information is written in Chinese with a specialized vocabulary.

    “Obviously there are scientists who are (security) cleared,” one source familiar with the intelligence told CNN. “But Mandarin-speaking ones who are cleared? That’s a very small pool. And not just any scientists, but ones who specialize in bio? So you can see how this quickly becomes difficult.”

    Despite the difficulty, this whole process is playing out as part of President Biden’s 90-day review. CNN reports the intel community still believes a lab leak is a real possibility:”

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    I would guess the info came from the high level defector the feds have had hidden for months while they get info like this from him.

    https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2021/06/04/exclusive-high-ranking-chinese-defector-has-direct-knowledge-of-several-chinese-special-weapons-programs-n391238

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  4. One more reason to dislike this lying fraud.

    “Watchdog Report: Fauci Spent Nearly Half A Million In Taxpayer Dollars On Abusive Experiments On Dogs”

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/05/fauci-spent-nearly-half-a-million-in-taxpayer-dollars-on-abusive-experiments-on-dogs/

    “The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, directed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, spent $424,455 in taxpayer funds on experiments to infest beagles with parasite-carrying flies, even though the procedure had already been extensively tested on other animals. White Coat Waste Project, the government watchdog group that obtained the documents, found that about half of Fauci’s $6 billion budget was used for animal experimentation, including the abusive dog experiment.

    The funds were directed to the University of Georgia Research Foundation to conduct the experiment.

    “According to documents that we just obtained using the Freedom of Information Act, Fauci just spent $424,000 to commission a study in which healthy beagles are given an experimental drug and then intentionally infested with flies that carry a disease-causing parasite that affects humans,” White Coat Waste Project wrote.

    The documents further revealed that the experiments were not necessary because scientists had already performed similar tests on various other animals.

    “Experimenters admit this investigational drug, ‘has been extensively tested and confirmed … in different animal models such as mice … Mongolian gerbils … and rhesus macaques,’” the group found.

    Records obtained by the FOIA request show the dogs “vocalized pain” during the experiments.”

    The Daily Caller reported the NIAID task order showed “28 beagles were to be allowed to develop infections for three months before being euthanized for blood collection. The dog experiments are set to be completed by January 2022, however, the task order states that the beagles are to be euthanized 196 days after the start of the study. According to emails obtained by WCW, the study began on Nov. 12, 2020, meaning the beagles would have been scheduled to be euthanized in June 2021.”

    Justin Goodman, vice president of White Coat Waste Project, said in a statement that Fauci needs to be held accountable for the taxpayer-funded abusive animal experimentation.

    “It’s not just Wuhan,” Goodman said. “Fauci’s budget has ballooned to over $6 billion in taxpayer funding annually, at least half of which is being wasted on more questionable animal experimentation like these deadly and unnecessary beagle tests and other maximum pain experiments. Fauci needs to be held accountable for this staggering waste and abuse overseas and right here at home.”

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  5. The politicians letting criminals out of jail is bad enough, when judges play along with this politicized idiocy, it’s even worse.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/08/our-disgraceful-judges.php

    “OUR DISGRACEFUL JUDGES
    The Black Lives Matter movement and attendant anti-police hysteria are the main reason for skyrocketing crime across America. But there is a second factor that needs to be exposed and condemned: soft-headed judges who don’t take seriously their obligation to protect the public.

    Scott has been covering the infuriating case of Alexis Saborit, an illegal alien who beheaded his girlfriend in a Minneapolis suburb while she was driving him to court to make an appearance in an arson case. Another homicide has been making the news here, too: Man let out of prison early is charged killing wife, captured in NW. Minnesota after weeks on the run. Note that what follows is from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a notoriously left-wing newspaper. But maybe even liberals are getting fed up with out-of-control crime:

    Reinbold was wanted in connection with the death of 34-year-old Lissette Reinbold on July 9. The second-degree murder charges filed Friday in Pennington County District Court say Eric Reinbold was angry at his wife, accusing her of cheating on him and rejecting his demands for sex.

    Lissette Reinbold’s body was found by one of her children that morning next to her vehicle, the charges read. She suffered multiple stab wounds to her neck, torso and upper extremities, the criminal complaint noted.

    So it’s another domestic homicide. What is infuriating is the role played by our criminal justice system:

    Her death occurred less than four months after her husband was granted an early “compassionate release” from federal prison, where he was serving time for possessing pipe bombs. His sentence initially called for him to be locked up until February 2022.

    So Reinbold was a would-be pipe bomber whose violent proclivities led to a federal prosecution. Why was he let out of prison early?

    He was sentenced to five years in prison. However, over the objections of prosecutors, U.S. District Judge John Tunheim granted Reinbold an early “compassionate release” in March 2021 from the federal lockup in Oxford, Wis.

    The defense argued that Reinbold’s health issues, like high cholesterol and borderline high blood pressure, made him especially vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 while incarcerated.

    This is insane. I suppose there are 50 million Americans (including me) who have borderline high blood pressure and high cholesterol. And if Reinbold had contracted covid–a risk to which people are exposed outside of prisons, too–his chance of survival would have been more than 99 percent. So for this, he was given a “compassionate release.” How about some compassion for members of the public, including his wife and children, who, it turns out, he had tried to murder previously? For liberal judges, compassion is a one-way street. It applies to criminals only.

    What follows is, frankly, too dumb to deserve comment:

    The filing also pointed to his wife’s medical challenges as she cared for their children while staying employed.

    Yeah, so the pipe bomber was going to take great care of his children. Oops, he murdered their mother. And it turns out that he previously had tried to kill them all:

    Eric Reinbold’s criminal history also includes a conviction in 2015 and a brief jail sentence for ramming his truck into a car that was occupied by his wife and two children.

    On top of all of this insanity, it turns out that Reinbold had already had covid when he got his “compassionate release” from prison!

    Prosecutors countered that Eric Reinbold had already contracted the virus and recovered. They also noted that the prison was virus-free at the time of their filing. “Reinbold is an active man in generally good health who appears to have recovered from COVID-19 without further incident,” the filing read.

    So, for absolutely no reason, federal judge John Tunheim freed would-be pipe bomber and car rammer Eric Reinbold to prey on the public, and, as it turned out, his own family, whom he had previously attacked. Thus Lissette Reinbold’s body was found by one of her own children with “multiple stab wounds to her neck, torso and upper extremities.”

    Nice going, Judge Tunheim. The Star Tribune story doesn’t mention it, but Tunheim is a liberal Democrat, appointed to the federal judiciary by Bill Clinton. Soft-headed judges like Tunheim who put ideology and pro-criminal sentiment over public safety deserve to be named and shamed. This is an issue around which the public needs to be mobilized, and my organization is launching a campaign to inform the public about feckless judges like John Tunheim and to mobilize opposition to pro-criminal judging. Watch for it.”

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  6. Oh well. 🙂

    “Woke U.S. Olympians Not Faring Too Well at the Olympic Games

    The U.S. women’s soccer team, led by liberal icon Megan Rapinoe, will play for the bronze after losing to Canada, and Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry, who turned away from the flag during an Olympic trials medal ceremony in June, failed to medal – finishing 11th out of 12.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/woke-u-s-olympians-not-faring-too-well-at-the-olympic-games/

    “While Olympic wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock made Americans proud yesterday with both her historic gold medal-winning performance in Tokyo and the patriotic speech she gave with the American flag draped around her shoulders, “woke” Olympians like the U.S. women’s soccer team and hammer thrower Gwen Berry have not fared too well during the Olympic games.

    As we previously reported, not only did the women’s soccer team, led by liberal icon/media darling Megan Rapinoe, lose the first game they played in the Olympics, going down to Sweden 3-0 in an embarrassing loss after kneeling during the national anthem, but they also lost to Canada earlier this week for the first time in over 20 years. Instead of playing for the gold medal, they’ll now play Australia for the bronze.

    It was a rather spectacular fall for the U.S. team, who were heavily favored to win it all going into the games.

    You’ll recall that hammer thrower Gwen Berry turned away from the American flag as the Star-Spangled Banner played during an Olympic trials medal ceremony back in June where she’d won the bronze medal. She later threw a temper tantrum over the incident, calling it a “setup,” and saying her purpose in going to the Olympic games was to “represent those… who died due to systemic racism.”

    It was later revealed via a tweet search that Ms. Berry has shown hostility towards other races.

    Unfortunately for Berry, going woke and pledging to be an activist athlete as the ceremonies started didn’t help her during her Olympic event. Not only did she fail to medal, but she finished an embarrassing 11th out of 12 after entering the Olympic stadium raising her fist twice:

    So it came as absolutely no surprise that U.S. hammer thrower Gwen Berry entered the Olympic Stadium Tuesday night by raising her right fist not once but twice, several seconds apart, to announce that she of all people would be taking advantage of the International Olympic Committee’s relaxed rules allowing freedom of speech prior to the start of play.”

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  7. Sue the coward into oblivion.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/08/06/ambushed-heres-the-latest-development-in-the-ashli-babbitt-story-n2593699

    “Ashli Babbitt was caught being shot and killed by Capitol Police on January 6. She was one of many who breached the Capitol that day. She was the only person who was killed inside the building. Was it an armed insurrection? No. It was not an armed rebellion either. The people who stormed the building did trespass, sure—but this wasn’t akin to Pearl Harbor, the 9/11 attacks, or the firing on Fort Sumter. This wasn’t as bad as the American Civil War. And while we’re at it with bad historical comparisons, this wasn’t as bad as the sinking of the Lusitania. It was a riot. We survived it. The nation has moved on. No one cares. No one cares about this little committee that’s been set up by Democrats to smear Donald Trump and denigrate his supporters as domestic terrorists. It’s a witch hunt. Yet, you’d think that Babbitt’s name would be mentioned as this select committee kicked off. Nope.

    Granted, you do risk being shot when trespassing on federal property, but there are questions about whether warnings were shouted and if Babbitt had enough time to respond to verbal commands before being shot by police. The officer has reportedly been identified by RealClearInvestigations’ Paul Sperry. No charges will be filed against him, but a wrongful death lawsuit could happen. A lawyer for the Babbitt family alleges that no warning was given to Ashli before she was shot and that she was “ambushed” (via RealClearInvestigations):

    Questions linger over the shooting, especially whether the officer who fired the fatal shot warned Babbitt to stop before he opened fire as she attempted to breach a barricaded door inside the Capitol Building.

    The officer’s lawyer insists his client not only issued such a command, but did so loudly and clearly. However, in an interview with RealClearInvestigations, Babbitt family attorney Terry Roberts said he has gathered evidence indicating the officer, a plainclothes police lieutenant, remained silent. Far from warning Babbitt he would shoot, Roberts said the officer “ambushed” her from the side where she could not see he had taken up position in a hall doorway and had trained his weapon on her.

    “It’s not debatable,” said Roberts. “There was no warning.”

    A Maryland personal-injury lawyer who specializes in police misconduct cases, Roberts has won several million dollars for victims of police brutality. He said he is preparing to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Capitol Police and the officer, seeking more than $10 million in damages.

    […]

    If Babbitt was not given an opportunity to obey commands before she was shot, it could figure prominently in the family’s planned wrongful-death suit against the officer. Roberts said he has interviewed several witnesses who were standing outside the Speaker’s Lobby with Babbitt, and that they’ll testify they did not hear the officer issue “any kind of warning.”

    Sperry included Capitol Police officers who spoke to him on the condition of anonymity who said that the officer who shot Babbitt was also not following department firearms training:”

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  8. Not Apple’s role – this is a slippery slope…

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/apple-will-scan-all-iphones-for-illegal-child-abuse-images-sparking-privacy-debate_3935633.html

    “Apple announced Thursday is it planning to scan all iPhones in the United States for child abuse imagery, raising alarm among security experts who said the plan could allow the firm to surveil tens of millions of personal devices for unrelated reasons.

    In a blog post, the company confirmed reports saying that new scanning technology is part of a suite of child protection programs that would “evolve and expand.” It will be rolled out as part of iOS 15, which is scheduled for release sometime in August.

    Apple, which has often touted itself as a company that promises to safeguard users’ right to privacy, appeared to try and preempt privacy concerns by saying that the software will enhance those protections by avoiding the need to carry out widespread image scanning on its cloud servers.”

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  9. Yet another false analogy – what is the meaning and significance of a vaccine passport? How about a Trump card?

    Surely you’ve seen the symbol on the presidential seal?

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  10. But Tychicus, you’re forgetting rule #1

    Orange Man Is Always Bad.

    TDS is real, as HRW once again demonstrates.

    They just can’t quit The Donald. 🙂

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  11. The gaslighting continues….

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    That’s not how this works…..

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  12. Re: The Cuomo thing
    I was a supervisor in the Defense Mapping Agency. One of the first things I learned was to avoid all appearances of evil.
    A person would have a very difficult time trying to accuse me of any sexual improprietu.

    A person who allows such controversy probably diserves at least some of it.

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  13. I don’t have TDS. I was just amused — I had an image of people demanding a Trump card instead of a vaccine passport to enter a place. Or treating it like a secret handshake. In the end, the ability of Trump and the Republican party to find one more way to get money from people is amazing. And yes I know the presidential seal has an eagle — read my comment; I didn’t like the Nazi analogy since an eagle is a fairly common symbol

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  14. The federalist makes an assumption that all LGBQT people are Democrats; they’re not. It also equates paedophilia with homosexuality; they’re not the same. As for VICE, its definitely not a Democratic news site. It was originally founded in Montreal and now is in New York; when asked about his politics. the owner said it doesn’t matter money is what’s important. VICE is all about eyeballs to the screen nothing else.

    Paedophilia, sexual harassment, etc are not confined to a political ideology or party. Whether its Cuomo, Trump, Clinton, Gaetz, Epstein, or some random guy, it has nothing to do with their politics just their desire for power and control over others if not the ability to humiliate others. In the past we steered kids and family away from the creepy uncle, the weird teacher/coach or the priest who like confession too much but we never call them out. Now with a more open and healthy attitude to sex and sex ed, these people are being called out.

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  15. Its true — our demand for energy has negative effects on the planet. However, the use of alternative and renewable is better than fossil fuels in the long run. Of course, if we don’t want to harm the planet, humanity would have to leave the planet but that’s not realistic or desirable.

    As much as PETA and other animal rights groups decry the practise, medical testing has its place. In terms of medical trials, labs often start with rats and move up to dogs/pigs and then to primates. Whether its necessary or not is usually judged by an increasingly stricter guidelines from various organizations. I’m surprised the right would side with PETA on this issue; it does slow down medical research although I would prefer they’d use pigs instead of dogs.

    Anecdotal comments and stories does not a crime wave make. Remember its far safer now than the 1970s and 80s. Compassionate release due to medical factors is quite common and with COVID its not hard to imagine why convicts are released early. If a prisoners with underlying health conditions were to die of Covid in jail, relatives would suddenly rediscover their love for the family black sheep and litigate until they got a settlement.

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  16. Why the continual dumping on Olympic athletes who have different political ideas? Its bizarre. Appreciate the athleticism or don’t but its really weird to hear grown men who can’t kick a ball properly knock down some of the best players in the world. The US team doesn’t hate America, they just have different ideas how it could improve — new ideas are needed to avoid stagnation; whether you agree with their ideas is a matter for the ballot box not the definition of citizenship.

    I don’t say certain athletes hate Canada just because they are conservatives and I’m not. Gretzky is one of the greatest hockey players of all time and a proud Canadian but I disagree with his politics. How hard is it for grown men to say I don’t like Megan Rapinoe;’s politics but she’s still an amazing soccer player and I’m cheering for the American team. Rise a

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  17. Babbit was breaking down a door and was being prevented from succeeding by law enforcement and she knew they were holding the door back. Whether anyone heard a warning is immaterial, by US standards police can and will shoot in this situation with out repercussions. But if you want to eliminate qualified immunity and make police more accountable in the future by all means, the left is all in favor of keeping the police in check.

    The DeSantis video would be funny if it wasn’t obvious it was well prepared in advance and DeSantis dragged it on too long. Its easily apparent he’s reading from a script so he couldn’t even remember either — which ruins the joke.

    Let’s face it. Any politician will take credit for statistical comparisons from 2020 which make him look good and call the ones that don’t invalid because well its 2020. They’re all invalid — border crossing, employment figures, crime rates — compare 2019 to 2021 consistently.

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  18. The following is cited in an investigative document from the US Attorney office:
    Members of the mob attempted to break through the doors by striking them and breaking the glass with their hands, flagpoles, helmets, and other objects. Eventually, the three USCP officers positioned outside the doors were forced to evacuate. As members of the mob continued to strike the glass doors, Ms. Babbitt attempted to climb through one of the doors where glass was broken out. An officer inside the Speaker’s Lobby fired one round from his service pistol, striking Ms. Babbitt in the left shoulder, causing her to fall back from the doorway and onto the floor.
    She was trying to go through a door which had already been broken…she wasn’t breaking down the door. Who broke that door? Some fella from KY…he was arrested…not shot…interesting.

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  19. Nancy — exactly; a mob attacked the capital building with various objects used as weapons. As part of the mob or in front of the mob, you can reasonably expect the police to respond with force. Whether someone personally broke down a barrier or only climbed over it after the person in front of them broke it down makes no difference to the police trying to stop or slow down the mob. If three people break into my house and my German Shepard attacks the second person not the first one, it will make no difference. Its justified. My dog was present, growling and barking; you know it and if you are so foolish to come in with others you can expect she will attack. (she actually loves people but her presence should be enough to deter anyone) Similarly, the police are at the capitol, you may not be the first but you can reasonably expect the riot, the break and enter, etc will eventually be met with force. And given the way police are trained I’m surprised there weren’t more guns fired that day. (I’ve told my daughter if you are in a political demonstration be at least three or four rows back from the police line; no use being brave and cannon fodder)

    I attribute the police restraint to the fact many police sympathize with the rioters. Most police are right wing, Republican and would initially try to engage the rioters as equals; not as leftist thugs to be squashed. This attempt backfired and hence the mess the evolved. If it was leftist, I would expect far more police resistance and far less breaching of security. For many police attacked by people they see as allies would have been psychological damaging if only subconsciously. Police suicide rates are quite high to begin with and the recent surge in DC may come from police feeling a decline in support from their usual allies.

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  20. Just looked at the US and Floirda Covid numbers — wow. DeSantis needs to stop playing around and get to work. Florida’s 7 day average new cases has never been higher and the death rate is starting to climb very steeply upward.

    There are waiting lists in countries around the world for a vaccine. Meanwhile in the US the vaccines are in storage as slightly less than half won’t take the vaccine. In Canada 68% have had both doses and 81% have had at least one does (for people over 12). This explains the huge disparity between Canada and the US in covid case. As two similar countries we should have relatively similar results in most things but the current covid case load is drastically different as is the overall infection and death rate. Science works as does vaccines.

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  21. Right, that’s why 74% of COVID cases in Mass were fully vaccinated. There are credible reports coming out of Europe that prove that the most vaccinated countries and areas actually have a much higher rate of infection. The areas with reluctance to vaccinate (the more informed?) have had continuously rescinding cases. The death rate? There is very good info coming from the UK that they have not seen any significant upflux in the rate of death in 2020 – the rate of increase was similar or less than increases in 2014, 2009, and just about every 4-6 years.

    The counties with the highest vaccination rate also have the highest infection rate for the Delta variant. People who took the jabs are overburdening hospitals with illness and all kinds of adverse reactions, and also dying. In certain areas the nurses are calling in because they are exhausted… they simply have too many patients.

    Since these experimental injections don’t prevent the disease, and don’t stop the spread of the virus, only possibly lessening the worst symptoms, how does having everyone vaccinated actually help? It would be the same amount of risk of spreading the virus in having any number of mixed vaccinated and non-vaccinated folks. The gaslighting from these authoritarians is insane – too bad for the people buying into the gaslighting without a second thought…

    These aren’t vaccines and this ain’t science – it’s a political agenda (and far worse!).

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