16 thoughts on “News/Politics 12-23-21

  1. Oh what a tangled web they weave.

    This has all been FBI psy-ops from the start.

    The FBI is tainted.

    “Was the FBI’s Whitmer Chicanery a Warm-up for January 6?

    By removing three dirty cops from the witness list, the Justice Department hopes to prevent any cross-examination during the trial and, one supposes, any link to January 6.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2021/12/21/was-the-fbis-whitmer-chicanery-a-warm-up-for-january-6/

    “As questions mount about the government’s animating role in the Capitol protest on January 6, the criminal case against the men charged with conspiring to “kidnap” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 continues to collapse.

    Defense attorneys in the Whitmer case are carefully compiling evidence that depicts an elaborate tale of FBI entrapment; at least a dozen FBI informants were involved in the failed plot—equaling one FBI asset per defendant. FBI agents handling the informants directed every move. They funded training and reconnaissance trips, and even organized a “national militia” conference in Ohio in June 2020 to lure potential accomplices.

    Several men were arrested in October 2020 when the lead informant drove them to meet an undercover FBI agent to purchase munitions, the six month-long scheme’s dramatic conclusion. News of the shocking plot made national headlines as early voting was underway in Michigan: Joe Biden, Whitmer, and the media blamed Donald Trump for inciting an attempted domestic terror attack. (Sound familiar?)

    As I explained in an October column, the plan to abduct Whitmer—who had a very public feud with Trump throughout 2020—originated from Operation Cold Snap, an undercover multi-state FBI spy ring intended ostensibly to surveil “militia groups” opposed to states’ lockdown policies.

    Henrik Impola, one of the FBI special agents managing the Whitmer kidnapping plan, confirmed the existence of Operation Cold Snap in sworn testimony earlier this year.

    “From the FBI through the domestic terrorism operation center, I was aware of other FBI investigations in Baltimore and Milwaukee and Cincinnati and Indiana involving other militia members,” Impola told a judge in March.

    Impola’s role in the Whitmer caper, in fact, stemmed from his work as a case agent for Operation Cold Snap. The 11-year bureau veteran has spent his entire FBI career investigating counterrorism, including “militia extremism,” which enabled Impola to designate the Wolverine Watchmen, a Facebook group with no real organization coincidentally formed just months before the sting, a “terror enterprise” to justify the government’s central involvement in rigging the kidnapping scheme.

    Impola, working out of a satellite office in Flint that reports to Michigan’s only FBI field office in Detroit, was deeply involved in every facet of the Whitmer plot. His testimony is crucial to persuading a jury that the men on trial conspired to abduct Whitmer from her vacation home last year.

    But Impola will not testify during the trial scheduled to begin on March 8. (The judge overseeing the case delayed the original November trial date after defense attorneys requested more time to investigate the government’s informants and agents.) BuzzFeed News reported over the weekend that Impola won’t be on the government’s witness list after defense attorneys accused Impola of perjury in another case.

    In fact, the Justice Department notified the court on Friday that all three of the top FBI agents in charge of the Whitmer investigation, including Impola, will not testify on behalf of the government amid accusations of misconduct, domestic abuse charges, and political bias.

    Jayson Chambers, who worked side-by-side with Impola throughout the sting, was caught running a consulting business and anonymously publicizing his side gig on social media. Over the summer, defense attorneys, citing a separate BuzzFeed report, accused Chambers of using a troll account to hint that something big was coming out of Michigan. The troll account purportedly belonged to the CEO of Exeintel—a cyber intelligence firm owned by none other than Jayson Chambers.

    “The evidence documented in the [BuzzFeed] story suggests that Special Agent Chambers used the investigation to promote his company and its services,” defense attorneys wrote in an August filing. Chambers’ moonlighting not only shows a personal motive in coordinating the kidnapping ruse, it also calls into question the integrity of the FBI’s top informant, who kept in nearly-hourly contact with Chambers and Impola for more than six months. Defense counsel will want to know whether the informant knew of Chambers’ side business.

    And Michigan wasn’t Chambers’ and his informant’s only target. The pair conspired to entrap another man, a disabled Vietnam veteran from Virginia, into devising a plan to assassinate Virginia Governor Ralph Northam before the 2020 election. “The mission is to kill the governor specifically,” Chambers instructed his informant. (That plot failed to materialize.)

    But it would be hard to find a bigger lowlife in the Whitmer case than the lead agent, who not only has been removed from the witness list but fired from the FBI, a near impossible feat.

    Richard Trask, the agent who signed the criminal complaint against the six federal defendants, was arrested last summer for drunkenly assaulting his wife after the couple attended a “swingers party” at a local hotel. Police body cam footage released this week show the inside of Trask’s Kalamazoo home including a bed sheet stained with blood; Trask’s wife told officers her husband hit her head against a nightstand “multiple times” in the early hours of July 18, causing a laceration and strangulation marks on her neck. Trask “choked her out,” she said.

    Inebriated, wearing no shirt, and with blood on the side of his face, Trask was arrested around 4:15 a.m. on one count of assault. (He was not asked to take a breathalyzer test or charged with driving under the influence, despite clear indication.) On Monday, Trask pleaded no contest; a Kalamazoo County judge sentenced Trask to time served—he spent two nights in jail after his arrest—and to pay court costs.

    An investigation by a Grand Rapids television station also unearthed Trask’s anti-Trump rants on social media. One post, dated March 28, 2020, called Trump “a piece of shit president,” and said he hoped Trump “would burn in hell” for his response to the pandemic. Trask posted the message just as the FBI-concocted kidnapping scheme took off.

    “The government does not plan to call Impola, Chambers, or Trask as witnesses,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge notified the court on December 17. “[The] government requests the Court exclude evidence relating to Exeintel, the unfounded allegations against SA Impola, and Richard Trask’s domestic assault charges or alleged social media posts.”

    By removing the three dirty cops from the witness list, the Justice Department hopes to prevent any cross-examination during the trial.

    Defense attorneys, however, are not deterred—and the government has another major headache on its hands. A detailed chart attached to a new defense filing lists nearly 260 texts, group chat messages, and audio recordings proving extensive planning and coordination between FBI agents and their confidential sources. The communications, according to defense counsel, also show the would-be kidnappers pushed back on the FBI’s plan on several occasions:

    The agents here drove the informants’ communications with the defendants, and the agents shaped the informants’ assertions, statements, and claims. The agents monitored the CHS conversations and other communications with the defendants, and not only approved them but used the information they gathered from them to direct further activity. After monitoring the communications, FBI agents paid the lead informant with an envelope filled with cash. When the same informant reported to the FBI that he was making no progress . . . the FBI continued to push its plan.””

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    Putin and the KGB would be so proud of the un-American garbage that infiltrates our govt top to bottom.

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  2. Democrats and their money man Soros built this.

    But hey, no mean tweets, right?

    “‘Bail reform’ costs 25 Chicagoans their lives, so far this year…”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/12/bail_reform_kills_25_chicagoans_so_far.html

    “Another day, another dead person, another beneficiary of the George Soros chaos masterplan of “bail reform.”

    This travesty of justice happened in Chicago:

    A Chicago man shot and killed the mother of his children while on bond for being a felon in possession of a weapon in April and then fled to Texas, prosecutors said Tuesday. The murder of Jessica Johnson, 30, came just a few months after Edward Roscoe, 29, allegedly dropped their 4-month-old daughter, killing her.

    Roscoe is the 61st person accused of killing, trying to kill, or shooting someone in Chicago this year while awaiting trial for a felony. A total of 93 victims are involved in those crimes — 25 of them were murdered.

    Had this monster been sitting in jail where he belonged, the woman he cold-bloodedly shot and killed as she likely cowered in a state of complete terror would still be alive. His dead baby daughter whom he somehow “dropped” would likely be alive, too.

    The woman killed was one of 25 murder victims who can’t speak up about this “bail reform.” She’s also one of 93 victims who’ve been victims of such attacks, the non-dead ones likely recovering in hospitals for gunshot wounds or still taking the flashbacks of terror at what might have happened. Sixty-one of these thugs have been “beneficiaries” of bail reform, which means no or low cash bail, meaning that they were permitted to await their trial dates in complete freedom, giving them the time to even the score with their hate targets ahead of their date with the judge and jury. This fiend was one of them.

    Bail reform has been a plague for years now, enabling violent criminals to walk free ahead of their trials. The Soros left and its allies have been calling it a matter of economic justice, given that many thugs don’t have the same kind of money as people with productive jobs:

    The ACLU calls it “smart justice” and is running a Campaign for Smart Justice on its website here:

    After an arrest — wrongful or not — a person’s ability to leave jail and return home to fight the charges typically depends on access to money. That’s because, in virtually all jurisdictions, people are required to pay cash bail in order to secure their freedom. Originally, bail was designed to ensure people return to court to face charges against them. Now we know that simple solutions like court reminders often can achieve that purpose. And, the money bail system has morphed into one that perpetuates widespread wealth-based incarceration.

    Here is their “logic”:

    This bail system has increased the jail population and made America’s incarceration problem worse.

    Memo to the leftists there: This bail system has also kept criminals off the streets and allowed many innocent people to retain some general “alive-ness.” The crime rate and what bail reform does to the crime rate do not figure in their logic.

    Crime in fact has shot up based on bail reform, and while murder is the worst of it, there are other significant crimes flaring up like sea monsters coming up from the deep. In San Francisco, Soros-financed district attorney Chesa Boudin has pursued a no-bail policy for looters, which is why any apprehension of these criminals always leads to the revolving door of justice. A bunch who got let out — 14 mass looters who benefited from bail “reform”– just got let out as described in this story here. That’s far from the only case: “To be a victim of crime in San Francisco is a complete nightmare under District Attorney Boudin,” said one victim, in this story here.”

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  3. These two clowns should be in prison.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/12/the-collins-crock-wsj-edition.php

    “Yesterday in “The Collins crock” I took up the disgusting comments of now retired NIH head Francis Collins on FOX News Sunday. Today the Wall Street Journal comments on the substance of the emails disclosing the public relations campaign concocted by Collins and the fallacious Anthony Fauci to quash the Great Barrington Declaration. The Journal follows up in the excellent reported editorial “How Fauci and Collins Shut Down Covid Debate.” This is the heart of it (links omitted):

    In public, Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins urge Americans to “follow the science.” In private, the two sainted public-health officials schemed to quash dissenting views from top scientists. That’s the troubling but fair conclusion from emails obtained recently via the Freedom of Information Act by the American Institute for Economic Research.

    The tale unfolded in October 2020 after the launch of the Great Barrington Declaration, a statement by Harvard’s Martin Kulldorff, Oxford’s Sunetra Gupta and Stanford’s Jay Bhattacharya against blanket pandemic lockdowns. They favored a policy of what they called “focused protection” of high-risk populations such as the elderly or those with medical conditions. Thousands of scientists signed the declaration—if they were able to learn about it. We tried to give it some elevation on these pages.

    That didn’t please the lockdown consensus enforced by public-health officials and the press. Dr. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health until Sunday, sent an email on Oct. 8, 2020, to Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

    “This proposal from the three fringe epidemiologists . . . seems to be getting a lot of attention – and even a co-signature from Nobel Prize winner Mike Leavitt at Stanford. There needs to be a quick and devastating published take down of its premises,” Dr. Collins wrote. “Is it underway?”

    These researchers weren’t fringe and neither was their opposition to quarantining society. But in the panic over the virus, these two voices of science used their authority to stigmatize dissenters and crush debate. A week after his email, Dr. Collins spoke to the Washington Post about the Great Barrington Declaration. “This is a fringe component of epidemiology,” he said. “This is not mainstream science. It’s dangerous.” His message spread and the alternative strategy was dismissed in most precincts.

    Dr. Fauci replied to Dr. Collins that the takedown was underway. An article in Wired, a tech-news site, denied there was any scientific divide and argued lockdowns were a straw man—they weren’t coming back. If only it were true. The next month cases rose and restrictions returned.

    Dr. Fauci also emailed an article from the Nation, a left-wing magazine, and his staff sent him several more. The emails suggest a feedback loop: The media cited Dr. Fauci as an unquestionable authority, and Dr. Fauci got his talking points from the media. Facebook censored mentions of the Great Barrington Declaration. This is how groupthink works.”

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  4. This one especially.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/12/vaccination-and-the-contemptible-dr-fauci.php

    “The Democratic Party has become a vast hate machine. With the Biden administration’s policies a shambles of failure, Democrats try to distract voters by stirring up hate against various vulnerable groups. In some cases, that means companies and industries, but the administration’s favorite whipping boys are the unvaccinated.

    To hear the Biden administration tell it, the minority of Americans who, for whatever reason, have not been fully vaccinated are responsible for the fact that most covid infections now occur among those who have been fully vaccinated. If you can figure out that logic, let me know, because I can’t.

    Political hack Anthony Fauci, speaking for Joe Biden, told us to shun unvaccinated relatives by banning them from our holiday celebrations:

    Guest host Alicia Menendez said, “Dr. Fauci, you know very well, there are people deciding whether they’re going to get on planes to be with their families for the holidays. What is your advice?”

    Fauci said, “Certainly any kind of travel increases the risk. If you are careful and prudent, and the travel you feel is important, necessary travel, like seeing a member of the family that you have not seen for a long time if you are vaccinated and boosted, and the people that you are visiting are vaccinated and boosted. You can get on a plane and travel, so long as you’re very prudent at the airport of wearing a mask.”

    Menendez said, “If someone in your family is not vaccinated, should you ask them not to show up?”

    Fauci said, “Yes, I would do that. I think we’re dealing with a serious enough situation right now that if there’s an unvaccinated person, I would say, ‘I’m very sorry, but not this time, maybe another time when this is all over.’”

    Since covid is now the common cold, there will never be a time when “this is all over,” if liberals get their way.”

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  5. “Mixed Messaging from U.S. Government on China’s Biological Weapons Program

    The involvement of U.S. government entities with Chinese biological weapons scientists and entities is deeply concerning.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2021/12/21/mixed-messaging-from-u-s-government-on-chinas-biological-weapons-program/

    “China acceded to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 1984. The BWC “effectively prohibits the development, production, acquisition, transfer, stockpiling, and use of biological and toxin weapons.”

    Nevertheless, Sharri Markson writes in her 2021 book, What Really Happened in Wuhan that “Intelligence agencies and Western governments have known for decades that China has a bioweapons program. . . . Chinese military-affiliated scientists were discussing the weaponization of coronaviruses publicly and openly—and they did so five years before the Covid-19 pandemic.”

    Quoting from The Weekend Australian on May 8, 2021, Australian journalist Riah Matthews revealed the contents of a 2015 document entitled (in English translation) “The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons” that was co-authored by a group of Chinese scientists, including bioweapons experts and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) scientists. The document reportedly has been obtained by the U.S. Department of State, which nevertheless has remained silent about it to date. Reportedly, in the document, the Chinese bioweaponeers “described SARS coronaviruses as a ‘new era of genetic weapons’ that can be ‘artificially manipulated into an emerging human ­disease virus, then weaponised and unleashed in a way never seen before.’”

    Dr. Li-Meng Yan, the Chinese defector whistleblower, also mentioned this document in a Tweet on May 7, 2021:

    The mentioned breaking document to “predict World War III as biological war” is the PLA’s novel bioweapon textbook (by General Dezhong Xi, 2015) I’m translating into English with our Chinese volunteers! The brief introduction is in the 3rd Yan Report👇🏻 https://t.co/BxE22sQOuN pic.twitter.com/qkx7cLKclt

    — Dr. Li-Meng YAN (@DrLiMengYAN1) May 7, 2021

    Open-source references to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s offensive Biological Weapons (BW) program date back even further. In a September 11, 2019 blog entry, Jeff Nyquist posted “The Secret Speech of Chi Haotian.” Chi Haotian was the Chinese Minister of Defense until his death sometime in the mid-2000s. But speaking in 2003, prior to his retirement, Chi addressed a gathering of high-level CCP members. In this previously unpublished speech, Chi spoke in terrifying terms of the need for “special means”—biological weapons—to “clean up America” and make room for Chinese to find “lebensraum” (living space). He talked about research into ethnic-specific bioweapons: “[In] recent years, we have been conducting research on genetic weapons, i.e., those weapons that do not kill yellow people.”

    All this notwithstanding, as we now know from extensive documents obtained in August 2021 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by Judicial Watch, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its subordinate National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci), were closely involved from 2014 onward in funding and gain-of-function research with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), an integral element of the CCP-PLA BW program. New York Post reporting indicates that the U.S. Department of Defense also channeled funding via EcoHealth Alliance to the WIV.

    There’s more. In 2015, according to his own Twitter account entry, then-Director of the NIH Francis Collins “formalized collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences.” Shari Markson also refers to this agreement in her book, on page 216. According to its website, the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences is the “highest-level research institute of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China, headquartered in Beijing.”

    That is, Collins established a working relationship with the very entities of the CCP regime responsible for its offensive biological weapons program—something he either knew or should have known at the time.”

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  6. A few weeks ago, I noticed a beep sounding in our basement. I could not pinpoint exactly where it was coming from. It was not steady. I mentioned it to my husband, but he never heard it. I heard it again when my daughter was visiting. My husband dismissed my comment again, since he heard nothing. My daughter finally heard it and traced it to our Carbon Monoxide alarm. It had reached its end point. I had no idea that they do that in 7 years. We replaced it, of course.

    Hearing of the 7 family members who recently all died of Carbon Monoxide poisoning was very sad. We always have a few cases every winter, but not often the whole family. Be sure to check yours out, if you have any gas appliances.

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  7. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/587079-trump-pushes-back-on-candace-owens-people-arent-dying

    ~ Former President Trump in an interview with conservative media personality Candace Owens pushed back over her claims undermining the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

    In a Tuesday episode of the Daily Wire show “Candace,” Trump told Owens that he takes credit for the “incredible speed” of how the vaccines were developed during his time in office and his partnership with private pharmaceutical companies. …

    “The ones who get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take the vaccine. But it’s still their choice. And if you take the vaccine, you’re protected,” Trump told Owens. ~

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  8. https://www.theepochtimes.com/if-youve-had-covid-youre-likely-protected-for-life_4169013.html

    “If you’ve had COVID-19, even a mild case, major congratulations to you as you’ve more than likely got long-term immunity, according to a team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine. In fact, you’re likely to be immune for life, as is the case with recovery from many infectious agents — once you’ve had the disease and recovered, you’re immune, most likely for life.

    The evidence is strong and promising, and should be welcome and comforting news to a public that has spent the last year, 2020, in a panic over SARS-CoV-2.

    Increasingly evidence is showing that long-lasting immunity exists.”

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  9. Hi, its been awhile — back to live school and coaching have kept me busy, and then my daughter moved home after a break up with her boyfriend. She’s an adult now….she looks the same but the behaviour is different.

    I’ve looked in a few times but never saw anything worth commenting on — probably checked in on the wrong days. The absurdity of American politics can also be tiring. I knew Rittenhouse would be found “not guilty” both by the judge’s rulings and the Wisconsin definition of self defense. Personally if you willingly insert yourself into a situation you know to be dangerous you lose the right to claim self-defense. English common-law gives you the right to self defense as a last resort, but if you remain or enter a dangerous situation you lose the right. The absurdity however is a prior case in Kenosha where a black teenage girl shot her pimp but was denied the right to plead not guilty due to self defense. So not only was the defense not accepted it wasn’t even allowed. A higher court did reverse this but she’s still in jail waiting a new trial.

    Elon Musk was proclaimed Man of the Year by Time. Here’s a man who inherited millions from his father — millions made in apartheid South Africa using cheap black labor in an emerald mine — then comes to America and reaps millions more from gov’t subsides with the charm of carnival huckster. He takes over Tesla after the technology is made, takes credit and now promotes wild dream projects. And all through this, he pays no taxes and complains when the subject is raised. Meanwhile in South Dakota, school teachers got on their hands and knees to stuff dollar bills down their shirt on arena ice as a intermission show in a junior hockey game. Apparently this was a fun way to raise money for needed supplies. The absurd thing is everyone there thought it was acceptable — the team, the fans, and the teachers. It was only when the story when viral and the rest of the developed world was incredulous did the sponsor apologize and offer teacher’s money without having to get on their hands and knees. Even more absurd, the teachers pay taxes and Musk doesn’t.

    Also interesting to note; while Musk hasn’t accomplished anything on his own, TIME has once again ignored the man who has had more influence on world events good or bad for the last 5 years — Xi of China.

    Now for today; the FBI practises entrapment? not earth shattering news. There’s a long tradition dating back to Hoover of entrapment. They are not yet at the same level as MI5 who during the Troubles had so many agents in the IRA many operations were conducted solely by MI5 agents who unknowingly were trying to entrap other undercover agents. They even killed Irish civilians as informers to deflect suspicion from them. Some historians even suggest had MI5 withdrawn from northern Ireland most of the Troubles would have died down. Both of these examples are evidence why we should defund the security state.

    Bail reform advocates are not in favour of releasing dangerous people. Their idea is that if people are truly dangerous or a flight risk, they shouldn’t be offered bail. However, those who are eligible for bail should have bail set by ability to pay thereby eliminating the need for bondsman.

    Anyway, I just thought I would drop in to say Merry Christmas. I’ll be busy preparing the family dinner tonight and tomorrow. I make dinner and then pack it into glassware and a hot food bag and wrap the turkey roaster in blankets. 90 minutes later I arrive at my parents and the food is still warm. Im making some extra soups to freeze so they have dinner over the weekend and into next week when the hot lunch service isn’t available in their senior living apartments. Anyway, Merry Christmas. Take a break from the new over the week and remember we, well most of us, live in a safe and stable part of the world where are basic needs are easily met. Life is good and most news is rhetorical nonsense meant to draw in viewers.

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