24 thoughts on “News/Politics 12-30-21

  1. Getting suspended from Twitter is actually a badge of honor! Only this time, it happened to the actual inventor of mRNA vaccine technology… hmmm.

    Thank you, Dr. Malone, for all the valuable info that you have provided over these last two years. Keep using science to speak the truth!

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-suspends-key-mrna-vaccine-contributor-dr-robert-malone_4183968.html

    “Dr. Robert Malone, a key contributor to mRNA vaccine technology and an outspoken critic of COVID-19 mandates and rules, was suspended by Twitter.

    Writing on his Substack page, Malone, who had massed more than 500,000 followers, confirmed that his account was “permanently suspended from Twitter” and said, “We all knew it would happen eventually.”

    “Over a half million followers gone in a blink of an eye. That means I must have been on the mark, so to speak,” he wrote on Dec. 29. “Over the target. It also means we lost a critical component in our fight to stop these vaccines being mandated for children and to stop the corruption in our governments, as well as the medical-industrial complex and pharmaceutical industries.””

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  2. Sure senile old dude, whatever you say….

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    Reality…..

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  3. It’s seems Canadians aren’t as frightened of guns as their socialist leaders.

    “Canadians Aren’t Turning in Their Guns”

    https://thereload.com/canadians-arent-turning-in-their-guns//

    “Few gun owners are turning in weapons recently been made illegal by the Canadian government.

    That’s according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). They said Canadians had only turned in 160 of the recently-outlawed firearms for destruction since the announcement of the ban.

    “The Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) can confirm that, as of December 9, 2021, 18 firearms (formerly classified as restricted) affected by the May 1, 2020 Order in Council (OIC) have been deactivated,” Sgt. Caroline Duval, an RCMP spokesperson, told iPolitics on Friday. “In addition, there have been 142 OIC-affected firearms recorded as surrendered to a public agency for destruction since May 1, 2020.”

    The announcement comes as the April 2022 deadline for the “assault weapon” confiscation order rapidly approaches. The Canadian government’s plan to collect the affected weapons has been rife with problems since it was announced. Consulting fees and enforcement planning have resulted in a bloated budget before even a single weapon has been “bought back,” and a concrete plan for the buyback program is yet to be finalized. It now appears affected gun owners are hesitant to give up their guns.

    The difficulties experienced by the Canadian effort and a similar gun confiscation effort in New Zealand may impact the debate over implementing a similar policy in the United States. While gun-control advocates have shunned confiscation policies in the past, some Democrats have warmed to the idea of taking AR-15s and similar guns in recent years. Congressman Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) wrote an op-ed in favor of confiscation in 2018. Vice President Kamala Harris said she supports a mandatory buyback scheme similar to Canada’s policy during a 2020 presidential primary forum hosted by gun-control group March For Our Lives. Beto O’Rourke garnered much attention when he declared, “hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47” during the same campaign. He has stuck with the policy since entering the 2022 Texas gubernatorial race despite the idea polling poorly.

    Compensation for affected weapons has added to the uncertainty surrounding the Canadian effort. RCMP officials said that despite currently being unable to use the lawfully-acquired-but-recently-outlawed firearms in their possession, gun owners would not be compensated for turning them in before the buyback deadline.

    “If an individual or business were to relinquish a newly prohibited firearm or device before the implementation of the buyback program, they won’t be eligible for compensation once the program is announced,” they said.

    But officials also suggested it was unclear when the government would announce the program.

    “Government officials are currently in the process of refining requirements and developing program design and implementation options for a buyback program,” they said.

    The buyback scheme is the result of a May 2020 regulation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau banning 1,500 “assault weapons” by make and model. It was enacted in response to a high-profile mass shooting in Nova Scotia, in which a gunman used illegally-obtained weapons to murder 22 people.

    The ban provided a two-year amnesty period from its announcement for gun owners to comply but prohibited them from using any weapon affected by the ban going forward. The government estimates that approximately 72,000 gun owners and 105,000 firearms are affected by the policy.

    With such a low rate of gun owners relinquishing their weapons up to this point, further doubt has been cast on the feasibility of making gun owners comply by the April 30, 2022 deadline.”

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  4. Guilty on 5 of 6 contents.

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  5. Sad.

    “Almost one in 10 moms isn’t sure who fathered their baby: poll”

    https://nypost.com/2021/12/28/almost-1-in-10-moms-isnt-sure-who-fathered-their-baby-poll/

    “Nearly one in 10 mothers does not know who fathered their child, according to a surprise new poll in the United Kingdom.

    The question about paternal identity was included in a broader survey about lying, commissioned by Topp Morning Casino and released on Monday.

    The company surveyed 1,000 British moms, finding that “7.8% admitted to lying over the biological lineage of their children.”

    “We were shocked,” a rep for Topp Morning Casino said on their website of the poll results.

    “This means there are potentially 2.1 million couples in the UK where the father isn’t the biological one.”

    An identical study of American moms has not been conducted, but frequent polls about paternal identity have taken place over the years, with varying results.

    Australian documentary series “Who’s Your Daddy?,” released in 2014, referenced reports that up to 30% of paternities are misattributed.”

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  6. “Happy Kwanzaa, the Holiday Brought to You By the FBI”

    https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2021/12/29/happy-kwanzaa-the-holiday-brought-to-you-by-the-fbi-n2601178

    “It seems like all I hear these days is how liberals are red-hot for teaching history, while retrograde troglodytes on the right are demanding that we suppress the teaching of history by banning critical race theory (CRT). Haranguing students, day in day out, about their white privilege is just teaching history.

    On this beloved Kwanzaa week, here’s some history for you.

    Celebrated exclusively by white liberals, Kwanzaa is a fake holiday invented in 1966 by black radical/FBI stooge Ron Karenga — aka Dr. Maulana Karenga, founder of United Slaves, the violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers. Liberals have become so mesmerized by multicultural gibberish that they have forgotten the real history of Kwanzaa and Karenga’s United Slaves. Kwanzaa emerged not from Africa, but from the FBI’s COINTELPRO.

    In what was ultimately a foolish gambit, during the madness of the ’60s, the FBI encouraged the most extreme black nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The more preposterous the group, the better. (It’s the same function Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez serves today.)

    By that criterion, Karenga’s United Slaves was perfect.

    Despite modern perceptions that blend all the black activists of the ’60s, the Black Panthers did not hate whites. Although some of their most high-profile leaders were drug dealers and murderers, they did not seek armed revolution.

    No, those were the precepts of Karenga’s United Slaves. The United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names. (I will not be shooting any Black Panthers this week because I am Kwanzaa-reform, and we are not that observant.)

    It’s as if David Duke invented a holiday called “Anglika,” which he based on the philosophy of “Mein Kampf” — and clueless public schoolteachers began celebrating the made-up, racist holiday.

    In the category of the-gentleman-doth-protest-too-much, back in the ’70s, Karenga was quick to criticize Nigerian newspapers that claimed that certain American black radicals were CIA operatives.

    Now we know the truth: The FBI fueled the bloody rivalry between the Panthers and United Slaves. In the annals of the American ’60s, Karenga was the Father Gapon, stooge of the czarist police. Whether Karenga was a willing FBI dupe, or just a dupe, remains unclear.

    In one barbarous outburst, Karenga’s United Slaves shot two Black Panthers to death on the UCLA campus: Al “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins. Karenga himself served time, a useful stepping-stone for his current position as the chair of the Africana Studies Department at California State University at Long Beach.

    The left has forgotten the FBI’s tacit encouragement of this murderous black nationalist cult founded by the father of Kwanzaa. The esteemed Cal State professor’s invented holiday is a nutty blend of schmaltzy ’60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are the same as those of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another invention of The Worst Generation.”

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  7. Sure he did. The senile fool’s handlers eventually realized the next admin might do the same to him.

    “Biden retreats, will shield some Trump January 6 documents”

    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2021/12/29/biden-retreats-will-shield-some-trump-january-6-documents-n438168

    “The fight over access to former President Donald Trump’s personal papers and communications by the January 6 committee seemed to be all but over a couple of weeks ago. The question was heading to the Supreme Court after another circuit court shot down Trump’s claim of executive privilege, with no assurances that SCOTUS would definitely find in Trump’s favor. But in a somewhat surprising development, at least some of those documents will no longer be sought by the Democrats on the committee. A collection of Trump’s papers that’s being described as “hundreds of pages” will no longer be demanded, but not because of Trump’s protests. It was Joe Biden that came riding to the rescue, and the committee is agreeing to honor his wishes. (Associated Press)

    The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has agreed to defer its request for hundreds of pages of records from the Trump administration, bending to the wishes of the Biden White House.

    The deferral is in response to concerns by the Biden White House that releasing all the Trump administration documents sought by the committee could compromise national security and executive privilege.

    President Joe Biden has repeatedly rejected former President Donald Trump’s blanket efforts to cite executive privilege to block the release of documents surrounding that day. But Biden’s White House is still working with the committee to shield some documents from being turned over.

    The explanation for the change of course provided by White House deputy counsel Jonathan Su offers two reasons for this decision. The first is a potential threat to “national security,” but it’s rather hard to imagine what national security concerns could be involved here. The committee is investigating an attack on the capitol building by a mob and the response by the Capitol Hill Police and other security forces. They’re also still clinging to the idea that Trump somehow planned and coordinated the attack and that his private communications might reveal that.

    The White House is saying that some of the documents involve “sensitive preparations and deliberations by the National Security Council.” I suppose that’s possible if the documents are only tangentially related to the attack, but because it happened so spontaneously, it’s tough to picture what the Council might have been deliberating in advance.

    I think the second reason that Biden’s team is citing is the one that really drove this development. They are citing concerns over executive privilege. Team Biden has never shown anything that would suggest he gives two hoots for Donald Trump’s executive privilege, but it doesn’t require any great stretch of the imagination to guess that he’s quite concerned about his own. This is something that I wrote about at length back in October, advising Joe Biden to “be careful what you wish for.”

    Eliminating most vestiges of executive privilege just to “own the cons” or create trouble for the Bad Orange Man might sound like fun right now, but it would also set a precedent that Biden could soon come to regret. Biden’s people can read the polls just as well as anyone else and they are no doubt aware that the GOP could very well take back the majority in one or both chambers of Congress next November. And if that happens, with executive privilege being largely a thing of the past, just imagine what sort of committees might be formed in January of 2023 and what they might choose to investigate.

    Perhaps Biden has realized that such a committee might suddenly demand any and all communications between Joe and Hunter Biden or Hunter’s partners. Might there be some juicy information in there about large sums of cash arriving from China and whether or not “the Big Guy” got a piece of the action? Were there any private discussions taking place concerning how they should deal with the Tara Reade situation? What sort of advice was Biden privately receiving about the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan and were there any deals made with the Taliban that we didn’t hear about?”

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    C. Final answer.

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  8. Robert Malone did not “invent” the mRNA vaccines. He did some important work on them (building on what others had done), and then others took over and did much more work on them.

    “The tangled history of mRNA vaccines
    Hundreds of scientists had worked on mRNA vaccines for decades before the coronavirus pandemic brought a breakthrough.”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02483-w

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/08/robert-malone-vaccine-inventor-vaccine-skeptic/619734/

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  9. I have a theory and I’m going to stick with it: The vaccine has actually caused the pandemic to continue.
    Reason 1: Per an article linked here the other day and others I’ve seen, folks who have had COVID are far more immune than those who are vaccinated. Therefore, had there been no vaccine, there would have been no break-through cases, which are responsibile for the continuation.
    Reason 2: When the virus attacks a vaccinated person, the nature of the antibodies causes it to migrate into a new variant.
    Reason 3: There was no vaccine in 1918/1919 and that pandemic was over in two years.

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  10. Make what you will of this “anecdotal” information from friends in our church. Their 25-year-old son got Covid in 2020 (so presumably had natural immunity). Then he got vaccinated in Spring 2021. Then he got Covid again over the summer.

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  11. Linda, a plausible theory and has some merits. However,

    The Spanish Flu is normally thought to be from 1918 – 1919. The first wave in the spring of 1918 was quite mild but the second wave in the fall was deadly and then a third wave occurred next spring. The virus changed without having to “breakthrough” a vaccine. These dates/waves may not be accurate though — there was a media blackout in most of Europe due to WWI. The name Spanish Flu comes from the fact it was first reported in Spain, a neutral country. A German military historian (a friend of mine) is currently working on research involving the presence of the Spanish Flu in the German trenches as early as 1917 which contributed to the German defeat .He’s a bit a biased as any means to lessen the credit to the UK and US finds favour with him. Given the lack of media and unknown origins of the Spanish Flu; its safe to say it existed in some form prior to 1918 and evolved or developed variants as it went along. Other theories suggest Kansas in 1918 (first American case, but flues rarely develop in the Americas) or North Africa in 1916. The latter aligns with my friend’s theory, and fits with our understanding of typical flu development and movement.

    Viruses search for hosts and will develop variants, the most successful variants will find a host without destroying it. Hence, we are seeing more viral but less lethal forms of Covid. This process of natural selection occurs with or without immunization — immunization just protects the host and makes some variants more successful than others. In other words immunization interferes with natural selection. As we are hosts here, we should be happy it does. Without immunization, the more viral variants will still be too lethal and the death count will be higher. This is supported by higher death and hospitalization rates among the unvaccinated. Sure, we might be able to shorten the pandemic timeline but more would have to die.

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  12. Kizzie beat me to it …. Malone did not invent mRNA vaccines. Very little science is done solo these days — the days of the “great man” of science are over. Written just prior to Covid (there’s an preface and afterward written post covid), Walter Isaacson wrote Codebreakers; supposedly a bio on Jennifer Doudna who “invented” CRISPR or gene editing but as I read the book, Isaacson had to go off on side tangents to introduce new co-inventors or contributors — the book became less a bio than a book about relationships, conflicts, competitions and corporate sponsors. Despite all the side tangents and mini-bios Isaacson provided I don’t recall any mention of Malone; and there were plenty of characters included –contributing to over 500 pages and a headache to my ADHD as I tried to keep track of all the connections. Malone’s contributions in all likelihood occurred before Doudna became involved and without CRISPR and similar tools, its likely the Pfizer vaccine would not have happened — she worked with BioNtech-Pfizer. The use of CRISPR and other gene editing tools for the mRNA vaccine is why many conspiracy theorists think the vaccine is designed to change our DNA. All this research is post Malone as he established in his own pharmaceutical company whose Covid treatments have largely been rejected – the need for profit can corrupt one’s science

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  13. Is Biden a senile old fool or is he actively working to maintain executive privilege?? You can’t really have both. I don’t think Biden is personally involved in any attempt to shield Trump’s papers — I’m sure its more a case of lawyers and national security experts going through the mass of papers and for various reasons deeming them privilege, I doubt Biden has time to read all that and if he’s senile, he won’t be. Similarly I doubt this has anything to preparing for a cover up in the future — after all if he’s a senile old fool, why would he worry about this. Again, he’s either a smart active agent or he’s senile, he’s not both. In all likelihood, like any politician he’s delegated the work off to others who have their own motivations concerning executive privilege.

    As for the economy; some of the democratic groups I follow are celebrating Biden’s success but any sane non-partisan view would have to acknowledge the role of restarting the economy in 2021 and its affect on statistics. The amount of stimulus given is a factor but the economic growth or increase of growth is largely due to pandemic reasons. If this continues well into the next year, I’ll let Biden take some credit. The tweet trying to giving Republican governors credit is amusing. The only stat given to support this is the fourth chart and its pretty weak — monitoring return to previous employment levels. All that says is the working class is more desperate in those states; elsewhere you have the so-called Great Resignation as people have discovered they can live with less and enjoy life just the same; you know like how Europeans have done for at least 50 years. The economy is pandemic related and not a partisan act.

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  14. Gun ownership in Canada is fairly widespread. There are 35 guns per 100 persons. In the US its 120 guns per 100 but only about 30% of Americans own a gun. Many American gun owners have far more than one gun hence there are more guns than people. In Canada, most gun owners have no more than three guns if that much. Gun ownership is quite common in rural areas and in the north (about 15% of the total population). Our gun ownership rate puts us tied for 5th in the world. Gun ownership outside of the US is not ideological — legal gun ownership is quite high in Scandanavia, Canada, and Russia. Contrary to popular NRA propaganda socialists like their guns too. The current buyback program is probably a bureaucratic mess as urban bureaucrats try to regulate something they’ve never encountered. Gun owners are likely waiting for either the gov’t to get their act together or for there to be a change of gov’t as the Conservative party will end the program and the left wing NDP which represents a lot of northern districts is also lukewarm to the idea. For the Liberal party, gun regulations will divide the NDP and will increase Liberal votes in the suburbs at the expense of the Conservatives — a win-win for the party.

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  15. The Maxwell trial and sentencing will be interesting — I’m sure everyone’s cynical side is waiting on a suicide announcement. Meanwhile, partisan twitter is unearthing all kinds of embarrassing photos. Piers Morgan tweeted about the liklihood some powerful people were sweating as Maxwell might name names and someone promptly tweeted a picture of Maxwell and Morgan together at a party. Maxwell as the daughter of Robert Maxwell partied with the rich and powerful all her life so I’m sure there are photos of all sorts of people that may or may not have to do with Epstein.

    The left has not forgotten COINTELPOL; we’re amused to see the right has finally discovered we were right.

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  16. “Robert Malone did not “invent” the mRNA vaccines.”

    You’re just playing semantics now.

    He’s considered one of the pioneers of mRNA, as I noted last night.

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  17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Malone

    “Robert Wallace Malone is an American virologist and immunologist. His work has focused on mRNA technology, pharmaceuticals, and drug repurposing research.”

    “Career
    In the 1980s, while a researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Malone conducted studies on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology, discovering that it was possible to transfer mRNA protected by a liposome into cultured cells to signal the information needed for the production of proteins.[6][2]

    In 1987, Malone performed a landmark experiment on transfection of RNA into human, rat, mouse, Xenopus, and Drosophila cells.[7][8]

    In the early 1990s, he collaborated with Jon A. Wolff, Dennis A. Carson, and others on a study that first suggested the possibility of synthesizing mRNA in a laboratory to trigger the production of a desired protein.[9] Malone claims to be the inventor of mRNA vaccines, although credit for the distinction is more often given to later advancements by Katalin Karikó or Derrick Rossi,[10][6][11][12] and was ultimately the result of the contributions of hundreds of researchers, of whom Malone was but one.[13]

    Malone has served as director of clinical affairs for Avancer Group, a member of the scientific advisory board of EpiVax, assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore school of medicine, and an adjunct associate professor of biotechnology at Kennesaw State University.[14] He was CEO and co-founder of Atheric Pharmaceutical,[15] which in 2016 was contracted by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases to assist in the development of a treatment for the Zika virus by evaluating the efficacy of existing drugs.[16][17][18][19] Until 2020, Malone was chief medical officer at Alchem Laboratories, a Florida pharmaceutical company.[20]”

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    He’s been in on this from the start.

    Like I said, semantics…..

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  18. And the only reason the Never Trumper idiots at the Atlantic published their hit piece is because he dares speak against the official narrative.

    And the same goes for Fauci acolytes at Nature.

    Learn to see a hit piece when you read it, especially the garbage from the Atlantic.

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  19. The Wikipedia piece even says:

    “Malone claims to be the inventor of mRNA vaccines, although credit for the distinction is more often given to later advancements by Katalin Karikó or Derrick Rossi,[10][6][11][12] and was ultimately the result of the contributions of hundreds of researchers, of whom Malone was but one.[13]”

    He was not part of the later work on the vaccines.

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  20. The Atlantic article wasn’t a hit piece — just someone scratching their head wondering why a man who claims to have invented the mRNA vaccine is speaking against it. Clearly Malone was out of the loop by the end of the 1990s.

    Joe didn’t build the flight cancellations; after all, he’s a senile old food. The anti-vaxxers are responsible — their fake news created this situation.

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  21. ~ Hope is not dependent on peace in the land, justice in the world, and success in business. Hope is willing to leave unanswered questions unanswered and unknown futures unknown. Hope makes you see God’s guiding hand not only in the gentle and pleasant moments but also in the shadows of disappointment and darkness. ~ — Henri Nouwen

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