Thought for the day

"The more you weigh, the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe. Eat cake." -- Unknown

‘The very first day [at Elmhurst] I was shocked. It was something I’ve never seen before. Patients were alone in the rooms on ventilators [with] no family allowed in [to advocate for them]. People were just dying from gross negligence, medical malpractice, [and] mismanagement.’

Erin Maria Olzewski, the whistleblower nurse who made headlines last year documenting “fraud, negligence, and greed” that “led to unnecessary deaths” during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, sat down with LifeSiteNews during the Health & Freedom Conference to share her experience and reflections.

Olzewski (pronounced OL-CHEZ-SKEE), whose findings were first brought to light in a viral June video titled “Perspectives on the Pandemic: The (Undercover) Epicenter Nurse,” received a strong appreciative reception from the sold-out, 4,000-person event held at Rhema Bible College.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:26

Steve Bannon spoke at the Texas CPAC Convention and broadcast The War Room from Dallas, Texas this weekend.

Of course, Steve also delivered a blistering speech at the convention on Friday. Steve, a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, called for the end of the Federal Reserve before they are able to destroy the US Dollar.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:25

Don’t ever question the scientists because the science is settled.

Top French scientist Etienne Klein tweeted a photo of a slice of chorizo and told his nearly 100,000 Twitter followers that it was a ‘space telescope image’ of the nearest star to the sun.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:25

The famous candy company Mars-Wrigley, maker of chewing gum and candies like M&Ms and Mars bars apologized to China for an advertisement they made claiming that Taiwan was a country. FOX News reported on this:

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 06 11:22

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

This week, Democrats, the media and the Biden administration are bragging about the new jobs report, but failed to mention that the black unemployement rate is going up.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:22

Nearly 20 years of service and multiple combat deployments, all of it wasted! It pains me to admit that our military has become a ruthless, toxic mélange of spineless, gas-lighting leadership. A place where leaders live a different standard than the one they force on those to whom they are supposed to “guide.” I use the word “guide” loosely, as my family and I currently fight a leadership team determined to destroy my husband’s career, without cause. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brandon Budge is living through the ugliest side of our current political culture and climate. His leadership has been allowed to operate outside of what is just and prudent. Colonel Shane Finison and 7th Infantry Division Commander Major General Stephen G. Smith have abused and mistreated our family to the point of breaking.  The reason? A medic falsified his records to show him receiving a COVID “vaccine” when he hadn’t, even though he, under threat had agreed to be vaccinated while on leave. He had spoken to his commander the day he departed for leave, explaining his plan to be vaccinated while on leave.  Brandon was accused of falsifying his records, he didn’t. He swore an oath to defend the Constitution and is now being denied due process by those who took the same oath.

We have since been subjected to an investigation in which his command refused to allow him to submit evidence on his behalf. The investigation was conducted in a manner contrary to the regulation that governs it and has been described by others at 16th Combat Aviation Brigade as “the worst investigation I’ve ever seen.” Witnesses were not questioned, text messages, emails and statements were tossed aside as these items did not fit the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander’s desired outcome. Colonel Finison’s refusal to accept my husband’s testimony and the testimony of others forced us to file a Department of Defense Inspector General Complaint. Then the retaliation and reprisals started.  After reassuring my husband that he would be allowed to go back to work as a UH-60 Maintenance Test Pilot, the same leadership subjected him to a lengthy 12-hour Flight Evaluation Board, where it would be determined if Brandon would be able to keep his flight status. Clearly this was in reprisal for the IG complaint. It is against military regulation to retaliate against a service member for filing a complaint.

Posted on: Aug 06 11:22

 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