Thought for the day

"Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world." -- Richard Le Gallienne

 Thanks to commentator Keith Harbaugh for tonight’s inspiration. I have had a busy day and am getting to the writing task late. Here is his comment that sparks my commentary:

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 06 11:21

A researcher who queried the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) discovered a 10,661.4% increase in cancer reports as a result of experimental COVID-19 gene-base vaccines as compared with all FDA-approved vaccines over the last 30 years.

Brian Shilhavy, who is the editor of Health Impact Newstraced his steps in the search providing links to documentation of his various findings.

Having first queried the cases of “the most common cancers [that] had been reported following COVID-19 vaccines,” he found “837 cases of cancer, including 88 deaths, 66 permanent disabilities, and 104 life threatening events (Source).”

He emphasized that even these numbers were not exhaustive, and the VAERS database could not handle the larger search of “ALL cancers listed in VAERS” under this category of COVID inoculations.

“Using the exact same search terms for cancer,” he wrote, “I then searched ALL FDA-approved vaccines for the previous 30 years and found only 140 cases of cancer reported (Source).”

Posted on: Aug 06 11:15 readers know Emil Kirkegaard, the Danish independent scholar who writes about intelligence. He and I recently collaborated on a study about testicle size and testosterone levels relative to race, so he is obviously unafraid to follow the science where it leads. But his courage did not serve him well in late July when he was scheduled to speak at the annual conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research in Vienna, Austria. Kirkegaard has presented at ISIR many times, but that was before the Woke Reformation tightened its hold on science. The keynote speaker, Abdel Abdellaoui [Tweet him], a genetics researcher at  the University of Amsterdam, threatened to boycott the conference if Kirkegaard spoke. Kirkegaard was summarily uninvited. The affair is another example of what’s been happening to scientists who venture into forbidden territory, not least race and IQ. But worse, it proves that the Woke Left can scare one generally sound scientist into attacking another.

Noah Carl, now an “exiled researcher” and “moderate conservative,” as he bills himself, just explained what happened on his Substack.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:14

Talk show host Bill Maher has railed against the fat acceptance movement — which he said has become a national security issue as obesity rates drive down military recruitment.

'It's literally a national security issue now,' Maher said in the closing monologue of his show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night. 'Military recruitment is down by the most since the end of the draft, because mainly 17 to 24 year olds are too fat to fight.'

He cited a 2019 New York Times article showing that about one-third of potential recruits are too overweight to enlist in the US military.

The article also noted that obesity rates in the Army, Air Fore and Marine Corps have doubled in less than a decade, while in the Navy, obesity rates have risen six-fold since 2011. 

Those rates could negatively impact 'physical performance and military readiness,' the authors of the Defense Department’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report wrote at the time.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:13

Ameasure that would allow San Bernardino County supervisors to explore secession from the state of California could be put to county voters in November.

A welcome sign on 6th Street greets visitors in San Bernardino. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

© Provided by LA TimesA welcome sign on 6th Street greets visitors in San Bernardino. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The Board of Supervisors approved the ballot measure at a meeting Wednesday night after the issue had been raised at several board meetings. Wednesday's vote was the first step in adding the measure to the ballot, to be followed by a second and final reading and vote scheduled for next week.

“Do the citizens of San Bernardino County want the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to study all options to obtain its fair share of state and federal resources, up to and including secession?" the proposed measure reads. Voters would select yes or no.

Even if approved by voters, the county's secession from California, whether to become its own state or to become a part of a neighboring state, is extremely unlikely. The move would need to be approved by state legislators, Congress, the Senate and, eventually, the president.

At last week's board meeting, speakers and board members expressed frustration at the amount of funding San Bernardino County receives from the state, a point that made its way into the proposed ballot language.

“Our Sheriff’s Department, our judges, are constantly taxed with too much with not enough resources,” Jeff Burum, chairman of development firm National Community Renaissance, said at the meeting.

Burum urged the board to put a secession measure on the ballot and was backed by Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren and Upland Mayor Bill Velto.

"The last line is the most controversial because the rest of it's like a no-brainer," board Chairman Curt Hagman said Wednesday, referring to the clause about options "up to and including secession."

Posted on: Aug 06 11:12

The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry's research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, succumbing to a heart attack, according to the official Central News Agency.

Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), had died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan.

Authorities said 57-year-old Ou Yang died of a heart attack and the hotel room showed no sign of any 'intrusion', CNA said. 

His family said he had a history of heart disease and had a cardiac stent, according to the report.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:11

Where were you when all of American history was deemed extremist by the FBI? There’s a reason the subtitle of the late 1990s X-Files movie was Fight the Future…[Whistleblower shares FBI document identifying American Revolution symbols as extremist symbols, LawEnforcementToday, August 3, 2022]:

Project Veritas has published an undercover document from the FBI which lists a number of symbols of America’s founding as “extremist” and tied to “Militia Violent Extremists,” or MVEs, according to American Military News.

The symbols identified as extremist in the FBI’s document include the Betsy Ross American Flag, the Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, symbols of the Second Amendment, and other imagery closely related to the Revolutionary War period. It’s information like this that begs for the FBI to be dissolved and a new agency constructed in its place.

Project Veritas said it obtained the information via a whistleblower.

The document, labeled “Unclassified/Law Enforcement Sensitive” also contains a disclaimer reading “FBI Internal Use Only.” Wonder why.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:11

I’m interested in stories that go uncovered and undercovered. Fewer stories are less obscured today than life in Russia under Western sanctions. I’m especially interested in stories that are so imbued with spin and propaganda that the news media has abandoned all pretense of objectivity. That’s certainly true about the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

I spent last week in Moscow to check things out for myself. Now I’m in Saint Petersburg. If you’ve never been to Russia, Moscow feels a bit like D.C. — streets and plazas on a scale hostile to pedestrians, impressive metro, intimidating government buildings raised by and for the political class. Saint Petersburg is more like New York, the country’s intellectual capital, steeped in history, sophisticated and hip rather than utilitarian and brutalist.

Friends worried about my safety. Their concerns could not possibly have been more misplaced.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:10

Coiro has said in other interviews that the series is focused through a "female lens" instead of the traditional "male gaze" that pervades the comic book medium and that "inclusivity" is a big part of the show.

Webmaster addition: Another 'Get Woke Go Broke' flop.

Posted on: Aug 06 10:55

Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly resorting to North Korean dictator Kim Jonh Un for military assistance in his invasion of Ukraine.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 06 10:38

Under President Trump, the black unemployment rate fell to historically low levels, a fact that Democrats and the media never acknowledged.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 06 09:56

Hundreds of people have been stranded, cars have been swept away and roads have been closed after record rainfall triggered flash floods in America's Death Valley.

The national park, which straddles eastern California and Nevada, was hit by 1.46in (3.71cm) of rain in one area - around 75% of what it typically gets in a whole year.

Posted on: Aug 06 09:32

Arizona is still counting the ballots from the Tuesday Primary Election.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 06 09:05

President Trump’s message is exceptional again.  Wisconsin is getting destroyed by a corrupt Democrat Governor and a corrupt GOP Secretary of State, Robin Vos.  Below are some excerpts from President Trump’s speech:

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 06 08:55

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones immediately took to the airwaves after the verdict in his defamation trial on Friday - which will see him be forced to pay nearly $50million in damages to the family of slain six-year-old Jesse Lewis. 

Lewis was among the 20 children who were shot dead by crazed gunman Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012. Another six people were killed in the massacre.

For years Jones claimed on his InfoWars platform that the shooting in Newton was a 'false flag' operation perpetrated by the US government to further gun control.

In his Friday broadcast, Jones claimed the trial against him was 'coordinated and run' by billionaire philanthropist George Soros and 'operatives.' He did not identify the other 'operatives' by name.

The host also accused Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of being a 'blue-haired SJW' and insinuated that she was corrupt by saying that she 'altered the record of the trial.' 'SJW' stands for Social Justice Warrior. 

Posted on: Aug 06 08:46

Rising healthcare costs caused by soaring inflation are forcing Americans to cut back on other areas of their lives - with 98 million people estimated to be either delaying or skipping treatment, reducing driving, cutting back on utilities and food, or borrowing money to pay medical bills.

A new Gallup survey of 3,000 people, commissioned by West Health - a group of non-profits which lobby to bring down healthcare costs - found that the high inflation was causing widespread belt-tightening.

The impact of 9.1 percent inflation - a 40-year high - was felt most acutely by those earning the least. But high earners were also reporting reassessing their budgets.

The Labor Department's consumer price index skyrocketed 9.1 percent in June from a year earlier, a pace not seen since 1981.

The price of gasoline has jumped 61 percent over the past year, airfares 34 percent, eggs 33 percent.

Inflation has been rising so fast that despite the pay raises many workers have received, most consumers are falling behind the rising cost-of-living.

Posted on: Aug 06 08:45

Tonga's volcanic eruption in January blasted enough water to fill more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools - and could weaken the ozone layer.

Scientists who examined the amount of water vapour ejected by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano described it as 'unprecedented'.

The powerful steam was formed when seawater in the South Pacific came into contact with the lava and was 'superheated'. 

The eruption created sound waves heard as far as Alaska 6,200 miles away, in a sonic boom that circled the globe twice. 

In a new study, experts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory predict the volume of water could be enough to temporarily affect the global average temperature.

Posted on: Aug 06 08:44

Sidney Wolf, a former senior policy adviser for Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), was struck and killed by a car Sunday after a Lyft driver forced him to exit the vehicle, according to police.

The 43-year-old father of two was riding with a group of five friends on Coastal Highway in Delaware in the early hours of Sunday morning, Fox 5 reported. Wolf and his friends were told to get out of the Lyft vehicle in the middle of the highway before he was fatally struck by another car.

“This is an extremely difficult time for our family,” the Wolf family wrote in a statement to Fox 5. “The level of shock and pain we feel right now cannot be measured as we continue to grieve. We truly appreciate the outpouring of love and support we’ve received and kindly request that the family’s privacy is respected as we move through this process.”

According to police, a disagreement arose between the Lyft driver and the passengers. The driver then stopped in the left lane and forced the passengers to exit the vehicle, according to a police report. Wolf was hit when a Toyota Corolla switched lanes to avoid hitting the Lyft vehicle but did not see Wolf standing in the road. Wolf died on the scene, and the other passengers were unharmed.

Posted on: Aug 06 08:43

The Establishment’s determination to close down narrative-challenger Alex Jones has put Sandy Hook back in the news.  As First Amendment protection is fading, I checked to see what I had written about Sandy Hook.  I was relieved to see that I had only reported on the skepticism and asked questions.

My search of the IPE archives brought up my articles on other controversial shootings–Las Vegas and Orlando–and the Oklahoma City Bombing.  The common thread in all of these incidents is that the narrative is established the minute the news is reported, and officials and media never vary from the narrative.  As soon as it happens, the government and the media already know what happened.  No investigation ever takes place.  It was the same for President Kennedy’s assassination, his brother’s assassination, 9/11, the Gulf of Tonkin, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, etc.

Legitimate questions about the narratives are ignored by officials and media who seem to be involved in a conspiracy to bury the truth.  Skeptics, no matter how prominent or fact-based are demonized as “conspiracy theorists” unworthy of attention.  

Clearly, America no longer has a media watchdog.  America has a propaganda ministry for official narratives.

Posted on: Aug 06 08:42

Louisville officers Kyle Meany and Joshua Jaynes deliberately used incorrect intelligence to get the search warrant that allowed them into Taylor’s apartment despite lacking “probable cause” for the search, according to their charges published on Wednesday. The two have been charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, one count of conspiracy, one count of falsification of records in a federal investigation, and one count of making a false statement to federal investigators.

“The Justice Department has charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers with federal crimes related to Breonna Taylor’s death,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. “Among other things, the federal charges announced today allege that members of LMPD’s Place-Based Investigations Unit falsified the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant of Ms. Taylor’s home, that this act violated federal civil rights laws, and that those violations resulted in Ms. Taylor’s death. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. The Justice Department is committed to defending and protecting the civil rights of every person in this country. That was this Department’s founding purpose, and it remains our urgent mission.”

Posted on: Aug 06 08:36

Google denied permission to use its Google Surveys platform to publish a brief survey about people’s experiences with COVID-19 and myocarditis, according to Steve Kirsch, executive director of Vaccine Safety Research Foundation.

Google denied permission to use its Google Surveys platform to publish a brief survey about people’s experiences with COVID-19 and myocarditis, according to Steve Kirsch, executive director of Vaccine Safety Research Foundation.

Kirsch on Wednesday reported the rejection, telling readers of his Substack post:

“Clearly, they don’t want anyone to know the truth. The only truth they want you to know is what the government tells you.”

Kirsch said his team put together a two-question survey, and Google rejected both questions. Here’s what Kirsch and his team tried to ask:

1. Has anyone in your household (including yourself):

a. Had COVID

b. Is now unable to work because of a COVID infection

c. Died from COVID

2. Has anyone in your household (including yourself):

a. Had the COVID vaccine

b. Had a diagnosis of myocarditis after getting the COVID vaccine

c. Died from the COVID vaccine

“Apparently, Google won’t let you ask any questions related to … COVID or the vaccines. Wow. Just wow,” Kirsch said.

Posted on: Aug 06 08:34

In a shocking new report from Rupa Subramanya, newly-unsealed court documents reveal that Justin Trudeau’s government had no scientific basis for a ban on domestic travel by unvaccinated Canadians on trains and planes. In the days leading up to it, officials in the secretive Covid Recovery unit of Transport Canada frantically looked for a scientific rationale for the travel ban, but came up short.

Jennifer Little, head of the Covid Recovery unit, suggested that a senior official in Trudeau’s Cabinet—or possibly Trudeau himself—had ordered them to impose the ban. No one in the Covid Recovery unit, including Little, had any formal education in epidemiology, medicine, or public health.

This comes just one year after Trudeau gave his classic fuhrer-style rant denouncing the unvaccinated and referring to his own policies as “tyranny”:

Posted on: Aug 06 08:32

What could possibly go wrong? Well, it's no longer used because it's considered dangerous!

Posted on: Aug 06 08:32

As San Francisco health officials consider the use of a different vaccine to vaccinate people at risk of monkeypox, the California Department of Public Health confirmed to KRON4 that it has ordered 200 doses of the older jab — but declined to say why.

The news comes amid shortages of the Jynneos vaccine currently being used to fight the outbreak, which can only be produced by the Danish company Bavarian Nordic. It also comes after a scathing report in the New York Times alleged that there will be Jynneos shortages for the next few months because of a “hands-off” approach to the crisis from federal officials.

No jurisdiction in the country has used any other vaccine in this outbreak thus far, CDPH stated.

KRON4 had reached out to the state health department, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a Tuesday story on ACAM2000, 100 million doses of which are in the Strategic National Stockpile. ACAM2000 is the only other federally-approved treatment for smallpox (the smallpox and monkeypox viruses are so similar that smallpox vaccines, like ACAM2000 and Jynneos, are effective for both, health officials say).

Posted on: Aug 06 08:31

Coinbase shares are up almost 40% this morning following news that the major crypto-exchange will be partnering with the world's largest asset-manager, BlackRock, to make it easier for institutional investors to manage and trade Bitcoin, marking a major push into cryptocurrencies for the world’s largest asset manager.

The focus of the partnership “will initially be on Bitcoin,” BlackRock said.

“Our institutional clients are increasingly interested in gaining exposure to digital-asset markets and are focused on how to efficiently manage the operational life cycle of these assets,” Joseph Chalom, BlackRock’s global head of strategic ecosystem partnerships, said in the statement.

As Bloomberg reportsinstitutional investors accounted for about three-quarters of the $309 billion in trading volume on Coinbase in the first quarter, the company disclosed in May. Coinbase clients include hedge funds, corporate treasuries and asset managers.

“The Coinbase partnership between BlackRock and Aladdin is an exciting milestone for our firm,” Brett Tejpaul, head of Coinbase Institutional, and Greg Tusar, vice president of institutional product, said in a separate statement.

“We are committed to pushing the industry forward and creating new access points as institutional crypto adoption continues to rapidly accelerate.”

Posted on: Aug 06 08:26

As drug overdoses continue rising in the United States, one drug has emerged as the most notorious killer of our day: fentanyl. Unfortunately, those clamoring loudest about fentanyl’s death toll support policies that actually bolster its position in the illicit drug trade.

First approved for U.S. medical use in 1968, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid used to counter severe pain after surgery, and chronic severe pain. Though similar to morphine or heroin, it’s 50 to 100 times more potent.

Most of the fentanyl circulating on the streets doesn’t come from pharmaceutical companies. According to the DEA, black market fentanyl is “primarily manufactured in foreign clandestine labs and smuggled into the United States through Mexico.” China is a major source of its chemical ingredients and some finished product too.

As with other black-market knock-offs, the inconsistency of illicit fentanyl makes it more dangerous. Worse, it’s often laced into other drugs, including cocaine, heroin, marijuana and counterfeit pills disguised as pharmaceutical-grade Oxycontin, Xanax, and Adderall.

Though its effect varies by a user’s size and tolerance, ingesting just 2 milligrams can be fatal. That fact lends itself to jolting descriptions of fentanyl’s lethality by public officials, pundits and click-chasing media. A recent Fox News headline is just one of countless examples of fentanyl sensationalism: “Colorado State Patrol seizes enough fentanyl to kill 25 million people.”

Posted on: Aug 06 08:26

In a survey commissioned by Winchester, 75% of centerfire rifle shooters used an MSR or "Modern Sporting Rifle." MSR is a term commonly used to refer to the AR-15 family of rifles.

Winchester found that 60% of those who hunt use a centerfire rifle, specifically an MSR. 40% of all hunters surveyed used MSRs such as the AR-15 for hunting.

This data would seem to contradict current legislative proposals on Capitol Hill, such as H.R. 1808, also known as the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022. Which just passed the House of Representatives in a 217-213 vote and currently sits awaiting a vote in the Senate.

MSRs are commonly used for hunting even in more restrictive states like Maryland, which ban cartridges like the .223 & 5.56 for hunting purposes. Because of this, many hunters choose to use straight wall cartridges like 350 Legend in MSRs like the Ruger AR-556MPR.

Posted on: Aug 06 08:23