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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 

"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Biden's Buddy, Donor, and Ex Amb. to China Advises CCP-Linked Companies and Tells Chinese Media Joe 'Will Not Publicly Criticize China As Much'
Raheem Kassam and Natalie Winters
Max Baucus has turned his taxpayer-funded career politician status into a business consultancy for Chinese Communist Party-linked corporates like AliBaba, and now appears on Chinese state media outlets like CGTN, blasted by the Freedom House think tank as "A Long-standing Weapon in Beijing's Arsenal of Repression". Baucus, 78, is a former Congressman, Senator, and political appointee to the high profile China Ambassadorship in 2014. He stayed in post until 2017, when President Trump was inaugurated.

Lockdowns End When Enough Say 'Enough'
Michael Reagan with Michael R. Shannon
Recently California tested 57,000 for the coronavirus and only 1.500 tested positive. That’s a positive test rate of 0.02%. It’s time to open the dang state. Gov. Gavin Newsom has economic blood on his hands. He and his mini-Mussolini’s in government are killing more businesses than the virus ever will.


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Week ending 24 May 2020

U.S. Secures 300 Million Doses, Almost a Third, of
Potential AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

The United States has secured almost a third of the first one billion doses planned for AstraZeneca's experimental COVID-19 vaccine by pledging up to $1.2 billion, as world powers scramble for medicines to get their economies back to work. While not proven to be effective against the coronavirus, vaccines are seen by world leaders as the only real way to restart their stalled economies, and even to get an edge over global competitors.
No Solid Evidence to Support 6 Foot Rule – The Non-Scientific
Estimate Just Caught On – 1 Meter Distance Now Urged

One of the top scientific advisers to the British Government said the two metre (6'6") social distancing rule is based on 'very fragile' evidence. People in the UK have been urged to stay at least 2m, or six-and-a-half feet, away from anyone who they don't live with, to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19.
Rule was 'conjured up out of nowhere
CDC: Coronavirus Fatality Rate Could Be As Low As 0.26%
New estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that COVID-19 may have an infection fatality rate as low as 0.26%, a number that is double the seasonal flu but significantly lower than earlier estimates. Determining the infection fatality rate of the illness has been a critical goal of scientists around the world since the discovery of the disease in late November.
Class-action Lawsuit Alleges PA Government Violated Constitutional Rights When Distributing Coronavirus Business Waivers
When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) shut down the state to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, his administration began issuing waivers to certain businesses that had been deemed not "life-sustaining," which would allow them to remain open. The process was not transparent, and resulted in some businesses within the same industry getting different treatment.
Meet the Transgender Doctor
Leading Pennsylvania's COVID-19 Response

The Advocate staff
Dr. Rachel Levine serves as Pennsylvania's secretary of health. She and Gov. Tom Wolf have been praised for the Keystone State's response to the COVID-19 epidemic. In the past few weeks, these officials have worked swiftly to enact necessary measures like closing public schools and rolling out stay-at-home orders in order to stem the spread of the virus.
Planned Parenthood Affiliates Improperly Applied for,
Received $80 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Funds, Feds Say

Thirty-seven Planned Parenthood affiliates applied for and received a total of $80 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" has learned – and now the federal government wants the money back, saying the affiliates should have known they weren't eligible for the coronavirus stimulus payouts.

Unsealed Docs Show Planned Parenthood Charged
$25G for Body Parts, Maternal Blood Samples

Recently-unsealed documents reveal Planned Parenthood charged a biospecimen company nearly $25,000 for fetal tissue and maternal blood samples in 2012, fueling accusations from opponents that the nation's largest abortion provider violated federal law while exchanging fetal body parts. The invoices were unsealed as part of Planned Parenthood's lawsuit with David Daleiden, the pro-life journalist whose undercover videos prompted both state and federal calls for investigations.
MI Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Allows Gay Swinger's Club to Operate
While Barber Loses License

There is perhaps nothing more confusing than Democrat governors' orders during the Chinese WuFlu pandemic. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is by far the worst. That was made clear with the news that a gay swinger's club with "glory holes" is being allowed to operate under her nose in Lansing while she aims her business-killing death ray on 77-year-old barber Karl Manke for giving haircuts.
New York Times on Memorial Day Weekend:
U.S. Military Celebrates White Supremacism

On Sunday, the New York Times Editorial Board published the piece titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?” The editorial made the argument that it’s time to rename military bases after “American heroes, not racist traitors.” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman tweeted Sunday night in response: “On a solemn day for remembering those that have given their lives for our country fighting against tyranny and subjugation, the NYT has more than a million possible stories of the ultimate sacrifice by American patriots that they could tell. But they don’t.”
Naval Air Station Pensacola Shooter
Had Prior Contact with Al Qaeda

The Saudi aviation student who killed three American sailors in a December 2019 shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola had been in contact with Al Qaeda before carrying out the attack, law enforcement sources tell Fox News. The communication was discovered after investigators broke through the encryption on a phone belonging to gunman Mohammed Alshamrani, the sources said Monday.
Usama's soldier
Biden Accused of Making Racist Comment with 'you ain't black' Retort
Trump 2020 senior adviser Katrina Pierson said that Biden's comments were "racist and dehumanizing." The Trump campaign also released a statement from "Black Voices for Trump" that slammed "Joe Biden's racist remarks." "He truly believes that he, a 77-year-old white man, should dictate how Black people should behave," Pierson said in a statement.

Joe Biden:
One Thing 'Everybody Has In Common In Jail' is They 'Can't Read'

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that something everybody in jail has in common is that they "can't read." The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told popular radio host Charlamagne Tha God that people in jail were "victims of abuse" and lack "job skills," while discussing prison reform.

NAACP Responds to Joe Biden Comments:
We Never Endorsed Him, or Anyone

The NAACP responded Friday evening to comments earlier in the day by former Vice President Joe Biden, who claimed – falsely – that the NAACP had endorsed him. In an interview on The Breakfast Club Biden said: "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." He went on to defend his record on issues relevant to the black community, claiming: "The NAACP has endorsed me every time I've run."

Harris Faulkner Powerfully Responds to Biden's 'You Ain't Black' Comment:  'I've Been Fighting Against This Notion'
Though everyone has been pounding former Vice President Joe Biden for having the temerity to tell black voters "you ain't black" if they don't pull the lever for him in the November election, none have been so poignant or powerful as Harris Faulkner of Fox News. Speaking on the network Friday, Faulkner said Biden's comments push the painful idea that being black means thinking a certain way and talking a certain way.
Trump: Democrats to Exploit Vote-By-Mail "Scam" for
"Greatest Rigged Election in History"

After Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced on Tuesday that all state voters will receive a vote-by-mail application so "no Michigander has to choose between their health and their right to vote," President Trump threatened to withhold funding to the state – saying the move was done "illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State," according to Breitbart's Josh Caplan.
GOP Candidate Darrell Issa Sues California Governor Over
Vote-By-Mail Order Sparked By Virus

The lawsuit, filed by lawyers for the conservative Judicial Watch group in Washington, D.C., alleges that Newsom overstepped his authority with the order and that the governor’s move could lead to questions about the legitimacy of election outcomes and subsequent federal court challenges. Issa, a San Diego-area Republican campaigning to return to Congress, also argued that the move has forced him to “reevaluate his electoral strategy in order to campaign in the 50th Congressional District.”
Kayleigh McEnany Uses Slide Show to School Reporters on
Obama Admin's Flynn 'Unmasking' Scandal

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shredded journalists during Friday's press briefing for not questioning former Obama administration officials over the Flynn unmasking scandal, saying that if the Trump administration did what the Obama administration did, journalists would be all over it.
FBI Offered to Pay Christopher Steele 'Significantly' for Dirt on
Michael Flynn and Other Trump Associates – MSM Mum

The FBI offered Christopher Steele – the man who wrote the salacious and debunked Steele Dossier on President Donald Trump while he was a candidate in 2016 – a significant amount of money to create another document. The new dossier would include dirt on former national security adviser Michael Flynn and other Trump associates.
Fired FBI Director Comey Left a Clue In His Testimony to the House Indicating Obama Gave Him Orders to Go After General Flynn
In the testimony from fired Director Comey, he states that we (presumably the FBI or a broader group within Obama's Intel community) "were all tasked to find out" some information related to Russia's reaction to Obama's outlandish actions against that country.  Obama had instituted very harsh actions against Russia, a month before President Trump was to be sworn into office:
Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Convicted of
Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights and Bribery

Remember this next time a liberal tells you there's no voter fraud. A former Judge of Elections has been convicted for his role in accepting bribes to cast fraudulent ballots and certifying false voting results during the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections in Philadelphia.

Week ending 17 May 2020

Memo to Mitch McConnell: You Won't Get Judges if
You Don't Hold Resistance Accountable for Russia Hoax

Mollie Hemingway
For Americans hoping Senate Republicans might finally engage the Russia collusion hoax seriously, last night's interview of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by "Special Report's" Bret Baier was a tremendous disappointment. McConnell better figure out quickly that if he doesn't hold the Resistance accountable for the Russia hoax that harmed his party and the entire country for many years, he won't have a majority in the next term.
Barack Obama's Ongoing Brazen Coup d'Útat
Judi McLeod
It wasn't until the coronavirus wreaked havoc forcing the entire nation on lockdown, that anti-American, covert snake-in-the-grass lifelong "community organizer" Barack Obama came out of hiding to blame the spread of a media-touted raging pandemic on President Donald Trump. The timing of this latest monumental move by a two term former president – defiantly refusing to go away – is absolutely jaw dropping!
Trump Tells McConnell 'time is running out' for
Him to Hold Russia 'hoaxers' Accountable

Trump had retweeted an article by Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway in the Federalist, shared by editor Sean Davis, which argued that McConnell wouldn't be able to confirm more judges or maintain a Republican majority without addressing the issue. "Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true," Trump tweeted. "Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don't let them get away with this!"
Gowdy Identifies Reporters Who Allegedly Peddled
Misleading Adam Schiff Leaks

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy accused reporters from CNN, Politico and the New York Times on Sunday of helping House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff "peddle" the now-debunked conspiracy theory of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
State Department Emails Indicate Yovanovitch Met with
Burisma Rep, Despite Testimony

State Department emails obtained by the conservative group Citizens United this week indicate that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was involved in discussions about the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and even in a meeting with a company representative, despite testifying to Congress during the impeachment inquiry that she knew little about the firm.
New Comey Testimony Provides Further Evidence Sally Yates Had the
Original Michael Flynn 302 Before it Mysteriously Went Missing

FBI Agents Peter Strzok and Joe Pientka interviewed Michael Flynn on January 24, 2017. According to documents presented in the court case, agent Peter Strzok did the questioning and agent Joe Pientka took most of the notes. Following the interview agent Pientka then took his hand-written notes and generated an official FD-302; an FBI report of the interview itself. There has been a great deal of debate over the first draft, the original FD-302 as it was written by Joe Pientka. In the case against Flynn the DOJ prosecutors never presented the original Pientka 302.
NYC Health Head Rejected NYPD Mask Plea:
'I don't give two rats' asses about your cops'

New York City's health commissioner blew off an urgent NYPD request for 500,000 surgical masks as the coronavirus crisis mounted -- telling a high-ranking police official that "I don't give two rats' asses about your cops," The Post has learned. Dr. Oxiris Barbot made the heartless remark during a brief phone conversation in late March with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Colorado Amends Coronavirus Death Count – Says Fewer Have Died of COVID-19 Than Previously Reported
The change came after Colorado's Department of Public Health admitted that its COVID-19 death toll was counting those who tested positive for the coronavirus but had died of other causes, Fox 31 Denver reported late Friday. The department now says 1,150 Coloradoans who died had COVID-19 but only 878 of those deaths were "due to" COVID-19.
The U.S. is Dramatically Overcounting Coronavirus Deaths
John R. Lott, Jr. & Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD
Over 86,500 people have reportedly died in the United States from the Coronavirus, and the fear generated by those deaths is driving the public policy debate. But that number is a dramatic overcount. Our metrics include deaths that have nothing to do with the virus. The problem is even worse as the Centers for Disease Control over counts even some of these cases and the government has created financial incentives for this misreporting. Relying on these flawed numbers is destroying businesses and jobs and costing lives.
Imperial College Model Britain Used to Justify Lockdown a
'buggy mess', 'total unreliable', Experts Claim

The criticisms follow a series of policy turnabouts, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to extend the national lockdown. The United States also used the model, which predicted upwards of 2.2 million deaths in the US without proper action. The prediction helped influence the White House to adopt a more serious approach to the pandemic. Experts have derided the coding from Professor Neil Ferguson, warning that it is a "buggy mess that looks more like a bowl of angel hair pasta than a finely tuned piece of programming."
Secretary Pompeo: President Trump 'Committed' to Holding
Chinese Communist Party Accountable for Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Breitbart News exclusively that President Donald Trump is "committed" to holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the coronavirus pandemic and will be considering options on how to do so in the near future.
New York Admits Knowingly Undercounting Nursing Home Deaths
After Quietly Changing Reporting Rules

New York's coronavirus tracker "currently does not include out of facility deaths," NYSDOH spokeswoman Jill Montag told the DCNF. "Deaths of nursing home and adult care facility residents that occurred at hospitals is accounted for in the overall fatality data on our COVID-19 tracker." In other words, New York's nursing home and adult care facility coronavirus deaths tracker omits any individuals who contracted coronavirus while living at a long-term care facility but died in a hospital.
Anti-Male Bias Lawsuit Drags Colgate Univ. to Court
A discrimination lawsuit against Colgate University led by a male former student is moving to trial in the U.S. District Court in Syracuse, New York. In 2017 an unidentified student at the university was charged with four counts of sexual misconduct. Three of the charges were dropped during a campus hearing, however, the student was found guilty on the fourth charge of non-consensual sex.
University of Arkansas Professor Arrested for
Hiding Ties to China

A University of Arkansas engineering professor was taken into custody on Friday, charged with federal wire fraud due to failing to disclose his ties to the Chinese government. According to a Justice Department press release, Professor Simon Ang, head of the UA High Density Electronics Center, did not reveal his connections to China when he applied for grants from NASA.

Former Emory U. Professor Pleads Guilty of
Hiding Ties to Chinese Government

A former Emory University professor has pleaded guilty to failing to disclose ties to the Chinese "Thousand Talents Program," according to the U.S. Department of Justice. On May 8, Dr. Xiao-Jiang Li, 63, of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced to one year of probation on a felony charge and ordered to pay $35,089 in restitution for filing false tax returns in which he failed to report at least $500,000 in income from work at Chinese universities.
List of those with CCP ties keeps growing
Education Department 'very responsive' in
Congressional Calls to Turn Over Chinese Infiltration Documents

While the Education Department did not meet a Monday deadline set by a group of Congressional Republicans to hand over documents on China's infiltration of higher education in the U.S., talks are ongoing, a GOP spokesman told The College Fix on Tuesday. "We have been in regular communication with the Department on this request and they have been very responsive in addressing it," said Nate Madden, spokesman for the House Republicans, in an e-mail to The Fix.

United Against China: College Dems Join College Republicans in
Demand to Close ALL Chinese 'propaganda' Centers on Campus

In a rare cross-party coalition, the National College Republicans and College Democrats came together Monday to demand that American universities take a stand against the Chinese Communist Party's "long-term campaign" against academic freedom in the U.S. by closing all Confucius Institutes. In a statement released Wednesday the two national student political organizations united against the presence of the known propaganda centers on campus, calling for American universities to put an end to "the Chinese government's flagrant attempts to coerce and control discourse at universities in the United States."
Predicted Blue Wave Crashes in
Wisconsin, California Special Elections

Mollie Hemingway
It was just two days ago that ABC News' election forecaster FiveThirtyEight suggested "Two Special Elections On Tuesday Could Hint At Another Blue Wave In 2020." The case made by Geoffrey Skelley and Nathaniel Rakich was simple: Supposedly Americans strongly prefer Biden and Democrats over Trump and Republicans, and they are particularly upset with Trump and other Republicans' attempts to reopen the country as the global Coronavirus pandemic rages.
The Real Climate Science Deniers
Paul Driessen
Climate alarmists rarely lose an opportunity to brand as "science deniers" anyone who questions the mantra of "manmade climate cataclysms." But when they are confronted with irrefutable science, history and archeology those alarmists ignore the science or become unhinged in their denunciations of anyone who would dare to mention such inconvenient truths.
USS Nevada
Underwater Drones Discover Storied Battleship Nevada That Survived
Atomic Blasts and Both World Wars

The wreck of the USS Nevada (former BB-36) has been located 75 miles off the coast of Hawaii at a depth of nearly three miles. It’s a significant discovery, as the battleship represents one of the most storied vessels in U.S. history, having survived Pearl Harbor, a kamikaze suicide attack, and atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. The submerged and deteriorating 27,500-ton battleship was discovered by Ocean Infinity and SEARCH Inc., using a fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles, according to a press release issued Monday.
The Collusion Media RECKONING Begins:
'Pulitzer Prizes Were Won for Blaring Utter Fiction'

Tyler O'Neil
New revelations about the Obama administration's investigation into candidate and then President Donald Trump have utterly shattered the idea that Trump colluded with Russia in order to win the 2016 election. In fact, the very intelligence officials leading the probe testified under oath that they had seen no concrete evidence of collusion. These revelations should utterly shame the left-leaning legacy media's years-long obsession with the collusion narrative.
Richard Grenell is the Superhero America Needs Right Now
Stephen Kruiser
These are heady political times, to be sure. There is a virus running amok and killing people, although – much to the chagrin of most liberals – not as many as originally predicted. While we have been preoccupied with all things coronavirus another drama has been unfolding here in the good old U-S-of-A. It would appear that the previous president of this great land decided to try and undermine the presidential election that was supposed to cement his legacy on the off chance that it didn't go his way.
Despite Smears from NYC Leaders,
Christian COVID-19 Clinic Discriminated Against Zero LGBT Patients

Glenn T. Stanton
When Samaritan's Purse, a global evangelical relief organization run by Franklin Graham, began setting up a large emergency field hospital in New York's Central Park to care for the overflow of COVID-19 patients, a small but brash group of city leaders emphatically said the ministry was not welcome. Its Christian values were at odds with their city. Apparently, these few assigned themselves the duty of deciding and declaring to everyone else what New York City values.
Ilhan Omar Misleads Supporters, Funnels Coronavirus Relief Donations
Into Democrat Campaign Portal

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) appears to have been running a charity scam of sorts to raise political funds from individuals thinking they were helping the poor and needy. Omar made a since-deleted post on her Twitter account in which she asked for donations for Minnesota Food Share, a charitable organization in the state. However, the link Omar gave in her post was to Act Blue, a Democrat Party fundraising portal.
Obama's Bloodiest Scandal Reemerges as
Mexico Demands an Apology for Operation Fast and Furious

Katie Pavlich
The Mexican government is still waiting for an apology for Operation Fast and Furious, an illegal and secret gun running scheme implemented during the Obama administration. "Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his government would send a diplomatic note to Washington for information on the 2009-2011 operation known as 'Fast and Furious,' a topic that has resurfaced in recent days amid a debate over historic U.S.-Mexico cooperation on security and possible corruption under previous administrations," Reuters reports.

Week ending 10 May 2020

Jonathan Turley Rips Apart Obama's 'Leaked' Statement
About the DOJ and Flynn, and It's Glorious

Nick Armana
Strange, isn't it, how this leak parallels leaks during the Russia investigation that also went to Isikoff with information seemingly meant to undermine Donald Trump? The same reporter who was leaked to about Carter Page. Almost as if there's a pattern there that we're seeing once again.
Larry O'Connor
When one writes a regular opinion column, one is often faced with multiple major stories in the news that deserve further analysis and context that inspire thought and even passion from one's readers. Today, those of us in this noble trade are faced with a serious quandary: Where to begin?
Obama Defense Official Evelyn Farkas Admitted She
Lied on MSNBC About Having Evidence of Collusion

Evelyn Farkas testified under oath that she lied during an MSNBC interview when she claimed to have evidence of alleged collusion, a newly declassified congressional transcript of her testimony shows. Farkas, who served in the Obama administration as the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia from 2012 through 2015, also claimed that administration officials appointed by Trump might even destroy evidence of alleged collusion.
AG Barr: Mueller 'Ignored' Evidence of Russian Disinformation
In Steele Dossier

Attorney General William Barr said in an interview aired Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigators "ignored" evidence of possible Russian disinformation in the Steele dossier. Barr said he was "very concerned" at the possibility that the dossier and Steele "were used as a vector for the Russians to inject disinformation into the political campaign."
Obama's Getting Nervous, Stages Strategic Leak of Call Saying 'Rule of Law is At Risk' After DOJ Dropped Michael Flynn Case
Obama staged a call, then handed the tape to Isikoff, who pretends it was a private chat. Isikoff acts as if he's a reporter, not the palace stenographer. He took dictation from Fusion GPS regarding Steele & Carter Page. He's taking dictation now. –Tweeted Mike Doran.
Shelley Luther is America's New Rosa Parks
Matthew Vadum
An inspiration in these dark times to patriotic Americans who yearn to have their most basic constitutional rights respected, Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail on May 5 for daring to open her salon despite emergency decrees mandating the continued forced closure of businesses like hers that have arbitrarily been deemed non-essential.
Is Smithfield Farms Owned By China?
Critics Raised Concerns About National Security

Smithfield Foods was founded in Virginia in 1936, and its pork products are ubiquitous in U.S. supermarkets, but the company was actually bought by WH Group, formerly known as Shuanghui International, for $4.7 billion in 2013. Smithfield became a subsidiary of the publicly traded Chinese corporation after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) said the acquisition would not endanger national security.
America's Indispensable Industry
Jayson Lusk & Glynn Tonsor
America's ample supplies of bacon and burgers, long taken for granted, are now at risk. Covid-19 has forced numerous meatpacking plants to close. In South Dakota, more than 500 workers in a now-shuttered pork-packing plant were diagnosed with coronavirus, representing more than 40 percent of cases statewide. Government leaders increasingly fear the dire economic consequences of these closures.
Meeting the Terawatt Challenge
Duggan Flanakin
In his latest work, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, Austin-based energy analyst and futurist Robert Bryce states that electricity is not a luxury, not even just something we need 24/7/365 to power our homes and industries, and support our health and living standards. It has become a fundamental human right. Bryce divides nations into the High-Watt, Low-Watt and Unplugged – and insists that every country can and must become members of the High-Watt nations.
Court Docs from 1996 Confirm Tara Reade Told Her Husband
About the Sexual Harassment in Biden's Office

A 1996 court document reveals that Tara Reade, a former Biden staffer, told her ex-husband she was sexually harassed while working in Joe Biden's office in 1993. The document was obtained by The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California. Reade's then-husband, Theodore Dronen, made the court declaration, writing that Reade told him about "a problem she was having at work regarding sexual harassment, in U.S. Senator Joe Biden's office."
Elon Musk Blasts California,
Says He and Tesla Are Headed to Texas

Elon Musk ripped Alameda County, California today and announced on Twitter that he's pulling up Tesla's stakes there and headed to Texas and Nevada. "Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependen on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA. – Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2020"
'Sanctuary' California Begs Trump for Help
After Illegal Aliens Spill Into U.S. COVID Units

It's hard not shake your head at California officials asking the Trump administration for help after illegal aliens with coronavirus began spilling into hospitals on the US side. Avoiding disease as well as the social and literal costs of supporting millions of noncitizens are among the chief reasons why President Trump won the election and promised to build a wall. Fox News reports that the San Diego County city of Chula Vista is seeing a "sudden influx of critically ill patients from Mexico."
Top House Republican Issues 'call to arms' About
Dems Trying to 'steal' Calif. Election

The leader of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) sent a memo to all House Republicans Saturday with an "urgent call to arms" that Democrats are trying to "steal" Tuesday's special election for California's 25th Congressional District Seat, Fox News has learned. President Trump echoed the concerns of NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer, R-Minn., on Twitter Saturday and blasted the "rigged election" that could flip a northern Los Angeles County district back to red.
Democrats Fume Over Having to Clean Up Bloomberg's Mess
Mike Bloomberg's decision to dump hundreds of former campaign staffers from his payroll – after promising them paychecks through the election – has left a trail of ill will within the Democratic Party that's now roiling a key part of its general election operation. After accepting a much-needed $18 million donation from Bloomberg when he dropped out of the presidential campaign in March, Democratic National Committee officials have been pressuring battleground state parties to hire his former employees.
Betsy DeVos Brings Back Due Process and Libs Lose It
Stephen Kruiser
The revolving door in this administration sometimes seems more like a feature than a bug. There has been one shining constant throughout, however. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been a perpetual thorn in the sides of liberals since she was first confirmed in 2017 and it's always glorious to watch. DeVos is everything the awful liberal public education pimps hate, which is what makes her so likable.
China Asked the WHO to Cover Up the Coronavirus Outbreak:
German Intelligence Service

Chinese leader Xi Jinping asked World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to suppress news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the German intelligence agency BND found, according to a report by German magazine Der Spiegel. During a conversation on Jan. 21, Xi reportedly asked Tedros not to announce that the virus could be transmitted between humans and to delay any declaration of a coronavirus pandemic.
More Than 1,700 New, Unreported Deaths at
Nursing Homes in NY

New York state is reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it's protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 4,813 people have died from COVID-19 in the state's nursing homes since March 1, according to a tally released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration late Monday that, for the first time, includes people believed to have been killed by the coronavirus before their diagnoses could be confirmed by a lab test.
Pataki Slams Cuomo, Calls for Investigation Into
Nursing Home Deaths Amid Coronavirus

Former Gov. George Pataki is criticizing the current governor of New York and calling for an investigation into nursing home deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pataki told the NY Post on Friday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "handling of the nursing homes has been a disaster" that may have caused "thousands" of unnecessary deaths. Nearly 20,000 people have died in U.S. nursing homes and long-term care facilities; more than a fifth have occurred in New York state
Coronavirus and Nursing Homes –
Cuomo, This NY Tragedy Is On You

Michael Goodwin
Two weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was first asked about his policy that forced nursing homes to admit patients infected with the coronavirus. "That's a good question, I don't know," the governor answered, turning to an aide. On Tuesday, Cuomo was asked about a report from the AP that his team had added more than 1,700 deaths to the count of those who died in nursing homes, bringing the total to at least 4,813. "I don't know the details, frankly," the governor answered, turning to an aide.
Media Darling Cuomo Mishandled COVID-19, Killing Thousands
Hans Bader
Around 5,000 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in New York nursing homes. Cuomo's administration forced nursing homes to take in people infected with COVID-19. That caused the virus to spread like wildfire in densely-populated, understaffed nursing homes. Cuomo said it was "not" his "job" to help them get the protective equipment to handle the sick people they were forced to accept. As a result, COVID-19 spread to other nursing home residents, many of whom died.
A Wizard of Oz Virus: The COVID-19 Hoax
Selwyn Duke
When I speak of a hoax and The Virus, I don't mean there isn't in our population a pathogen identified as SARS-CoV-2 or, as the "unwoke" might say, the Wuhan Flu. As with past respiratory diseases, it's also dangerous to the vulnerable. But as data increasingly show – and as I and some others have been saying all along – this current situation is very different from past pandemics in one significant and deadly way: It's not being treated as only a medical/health issue. It's being treated as a political issue.
Congress Launches Investigation Into
Chinese Infiltration of U.S. Colleges

Leading House Republicans have launched a congressional investigation into China's infiltration of American college campuses, according to a letter sent Monday to the Department of Education. The investigation is part of a larger effort in Congress to investigate public and private institutions about their ties to China and possible state-backed espionage operations.
U. Texas Under Investigation for Possible Ties to Wuhan Biolab
The Department of Education's Office of the General Counsel sent a letter to University of Texas Chancellor James Milliken on April 24 requesting records related to the University's dealings with Chinese state-owned companies and universities. The letter states that the University of Texas had "substantial contractual relations" with a Wuhan based maximum biocontainment laboratory (Wuhan MCL) also called the Wuhan Institute of Virology. MCLs "operate at the highest level of biological containment to diagnose, perform research on, and validate cures for life-threatening diseases."
Arizona: Muslim Students Threaten to Kill Prof for
Suggesting Islam Is Violent

Robert Spencer
This will teach those Islamophobes that Islam is a religion of peace: a professor is facing death threats for suggesting otherwise. Nicholas Damask, Ph.D., has taught political science at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona for 24 years. But now he is facing a barrage of threats, and his family, including his 9-year-old grandson and 85-year-old parents, is in hiding, while College officials are demanding that he apologize - all for the crime of speaking the truth about the motivating ideology behind the threat of Islamic jihad worldwide.
Trump Has Plan to
Remove U.S. Dependency On China Supply Chain

The Trump administration is "turbocharging" an initiative to remove the US from dependency on a China-based supply chain and weighing imposing new tariffs to punish the Communist Party in Beijing for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report on Monday. A number of agencies, including the Commerce and State departments, are looking at how to move the supply chain and manufacturing from China using tax incentives and other measures, the report said.
International Outrage Over Denmark's Fake Bible:
Time to Discard It

Petra Heldt
For Christians and Jews, the Bible is serious. Any tampering with its words, above all with the word Israel, is unacceptable and rejected unequivocally. The attempted murder of Israel, from time eternal until our day, is too real to let people play, whimsically, with its land, its people or its name.

Week ending 3 May 2020

Angelenos Like Their Single-Family Sprawl.
The Coronavirus Proves Them Right

Joel Kotkin
For nearly a century, Los Angeles' urban form has infuriated urbanists who prefer a more concentrated model built around a single central core. Yet, in the COVID-19 pandemic, our much-maligned dispersed urban pattern has proven a major asset. As of April 24, Los Angeles County, with nearly 2 million more residents than the five boroughs, had 850 coronavirus-related deaths compared with 16,646 in New York City.
Something Seems Rotten in Flynn's Case – and Maybe Others, Too
Andrew C. McCarthy
The prosecution of Michael Flynn was rocked last Friday by the disclosure of new exculpatory information, leading to speculation that the exoneration of President Trump's first national security adviser could be imminent. The Department of Justice's letter to Sidney Powell, Flynn's current lawyer who has persisted for months to pry exculpatory evidence from DOJ, indicates that further revelations may be forthcoming.
FBI Planned to Close Michael Flynn Investigation, and
Then Peter Strzok Intervened

Former FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok intervened at the last minute in early 2017 to stop the bureau from closing an investigation into Michael Flynn, the incoming national security adviser, according to government files unsealed Thursday. The FBI was investigating Flynn and several other Trump campaign associates at the time for possible links to Russia as part of Crossfire Hurricane. But as of Jan. 4, 2017, the FBI's Washington Field Office had determined that there was no justification to continue investigating Flynn, whom the FBI referred to with the code name "Crossfire Razor."
Jim Jordan: Strzok Stopped FBI from Closing Flynn Case One Day After Schumer's Warning About Intelligence Officers
A top Republican investigator called attention to the timing of a key date in the case against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan noted on Sunday that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's suggestion to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in early January 2017 that intelligence officials have ways to strike back at Trump came just one day before an FBI agent abruptly stopped the bureau from closing an investigation into Flynn, as indicated in newly released notes.
Whoops! Dossier Author Christopher Steele Had Previously Undisclosed Meetings with Lawyers for DNC, Clinton Campaign
Christopher Steele shed new light on his work for the Clinton campaign and DNC, revealing in testimony last month that he met with two lawyers for the Democrats as part of his investigation into Donald Trump... Steele met with Perkins Coie partners Michael Sussmann and Marc Elias, he testified... Steele said that Sussmann provided him with the now-debunked tip that a Russian bank had a secret communications channel with the Trump Organization.
FBI Discussed Interviewing Michael Flynn 'To Get Him To Lie' and
'Get Him Fired,' Handwritten Notes Show

Explosive new internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show that top bureau officials discussed their motivations for interviewing then-national security adviser Michael Flynn in the White House in January 2017 – and openly questioned if their "goal" was "to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired." The handwritten notes further suggested that agents planned in the alternative to get Flynn "to admit to breaking the Logan Act." Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley called the document's implications "chilling."
Andy McCarthy: Bombshell Documents Prove FBI
Had 'meticulously planned-out scheme' to Set Flynn Up

Explosive internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show bureau officials executed a "meticulously planned-out scheme" in January 2017 to set up then-national security adviser Michael Flynn, former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy told Fox News Wednesday. "What we are seeing is a meticulously planned-out scheme to try to get a 33-year combat veteran of the United States to say something that was inaccurate so that they would have a basis to try to charge him with false statements or otherwise get him fired," McCarthy told The Story.
Judge Strikes Plan to Put Wind Turbines on
Bethlehem Authority Land

A Carbon County judge has sided with two property owners who appealed the construction of 37 wind turbines on Bethlehem Authority-owned property, arguing the structures would be too loud and ruin their property values. The judge also ruled that a special exception the turbine company, Atlantic Wind LLC, was seeking should be vacated because Atlantic Wind failed to show the project will comply with Penn Forest Township zoning codes.

Carbon Cty Judge Rules Against Atlantic Wind Turbines
In a 61-page opinion Judge Steven R. Serfass wrote, "Atlantic Wind has failed to demonstrate that the sound produced by the proposed wind turbines will not exceed 45 A-weighted decibels and that there will be only one principal use on the proposed project area. Atlantic Wind has failed to meet its burden of persuasion that the proposed wind turbine project will comply with all the objective requirements for special exception to the granted under the Penn Forest Township Zoning Ordinance."

Colorado Planning Board Tables
Controversial Wind Turbine Permit Requests

The Logan County Planning and Zoning Commission may have had a moment of clarity Tuesday night after hours of sometimes heated discussion over wind turbines. After hearing a constant barrage of complaints from Logan County residents in the Fleming area about NextEra Energy's Niyol Wind Farm, the planning commission voted 4-2 to table conditional use permit applications for up to 82 wind turbines in the area west and south of Fleming.
Pompeo: 'Enormous evidence'
Connects Coronavirus Outbreak to Wuhan Lab

Pompeo, who has been in his position since 2018 after serving as President Trump's first CIA director, made the revelation on Sunday during a conversation with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week, confirming there is evidence that the coronavirus came from the Wuhan lab in close proximity to many of the earliest known COVID-19 virus cases. Raddatz pressed Pompeo on whether he had a "high degree of confidence" that the coronavirus outbreak originated in a Wuhan lab.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Had the Worst Response to the Crisis of Any Governor in America

Rick Moran
The press has been gushing about the performance of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for weeks. The media often compares Cuomo's "decisive" response to the coronavirus pandemic to the president, and guess who always wins? Whether it's good PR from the governor's office or just the media worshipping a liberal who says mean things about Donald Trump, it hardly matters. What matters is results. And in that department, Andrew Cuomo has been a miserable failure – using several metrics.
New York City Is Just Now Getting Around to
Disinfecting the Subway Trains Daily

Becket Adams
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo instructed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City this week to figure out a way to disinfect the subways trains every 24 hours. The news here is not so much the governor's request but the fact that New York City was not already doing daily cleanings of the trains that shuttle millions of riders back and forth every day. It is additionally newsworthy that it took a request from the governor in late April for transportation officials even to consider coming up with a 24-hour strategy for disinfecting the city's sprawling germ tubes.
Mayor de Blasio's 'germ tubes'
Good News: After 13,000 Deaths,
NYC Finally Ready to Disinfect Subway Cars Daily

So soon? I was thinking we could wait until there are 20,000 dead to begin minimally responsible sanitation efforts on a turbo-charged viral incubator like subway cars. Millions of people packed in cheek by jowl in a cramped space, day after day at the start of the epidemic, with only sporadic disinfectant procedures until now. At this point it'd probably be more cost-effective to skip the cleaning and just inject passengers with the virus as they come through the turnstiles.
How Obama/Biden Wrecked the U.S. Medical Device Industry
Daniel John Sobieski
As lawmakers ponder ways to bring back U.S. manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, their raw materials, medical supplies, and devices, it must be remembered a major part of this problem which has come back to bite us was created by the Obama/Biden administration and the medical device tax that was included in ObamaCare that was supposed to defray the costs of this doomed-to-failure new entitlement program.
Weaponizing Coronavirus,
Leftist Foundations Dedicate Millions to Transform 2020 Elections

J. Christian Adams
New networks of leftist organizations have been created, fueled by hundreds of millions of dollars in confidentially-sourced donations dedicated to fundamentally transforming how the 2020 election is conducted. Already, these networks have formed working groups, sponsored litigation, and lobbied Congress to pass federal mandates about how the 2020 election should be conducted.
Stealing the Election in Plain Sight
Joe Herring
If you were still harboring na´ve notions of free and fair elections when Democrats are involved, perhaps this will help disabuse you of those fantasies: 'A prominent Democratic lawyer who represented Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is threatening to sue the state of Nevada unless it immediately suspends prosecutions for ballot harvesting before the June 9 primary, among a slew of other demands, according to a letter obtained by Fox News on Tuesday.'
Will This Pandemic Throw the Election to the Drooling Idiot Biden?
Stephen Kruiser
I've been asked this question a lot in the last few days: "Is the economy sufficiently tanked to guarantee a Biden victory?" I am now on the "Yes" side. A month and a half ago I would have said that this drooling moron had no chance of winning this election. Now, however, some of this nation's Democratic governors have managed to shut down their states and make people suffer for purely political purposes. Economic ruin is Joe Biden's best friend.
Universities Report $1 Billion in Previously Hidden Foreign Funding
After Feds Threaten Investigations

Since the Department of Education began cracking down on the failure to report riches from abroad, colleges across the country have become much more meticulous in their disclosure of assets from foreign funding, with some digging up records dating back to 2013. A D.C.-based nonprofit has found that U.S. schools previously failed to report $1 billion, based on its comparison of the new disclosures with last year's, now revealed to be massively incomplete.
USC Says yes to Nearly $20 Million in COVID Relief;
Also, Notre Dame, Cornell, Brown and Columbia

Although the University of Southern California has an endowment valued at $5.5 billion, the university received $19,278,560 in CARES Act funding. The relief aid came at a time when President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have criticized institutions with very large endowments for receiving the funding.
Vast Majority of Public Colleges Violate First Amendment By
Blocking Words, Users On Social Media

Three in four public institutions of higher education censor comments on their social media pages, a First Amendment violation, according to a study by a civil liberties group. Even more – nearly 9 in 10 – unconstitutionally block users, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education wrote in a summary of its new report on nearly 200 public colleges and universities who gave "substantive responses" to its public records requests.
NASCAR Owner Richard Childress
Auctioning Off No. 3 Earnhardt Chevy

Iconic #3 Dale Earnhardt Chevy
NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is cleaning out his closet to help out in COVID-19 relief efforts. Childress is auctioning off on eBay more than 1,000 items of racing memorabilia from his more than 50 years in racing. Items include rare and exclusive items from Childress' personal collection, including pre-production models of die-cast cars, team shirts, autographed photos, hats, and more -- some items dating back to Childress' racing days as a driver in the 1970s.
EPA Administrator Claims WaPo Lied About Disinfectant Claim
Even After Checking with EPA.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler: "Last week, the President had mentioned ultraviolent lights and disinfectants during the coronavirus press conference. The media came out with the story that the President encouraged people to inject bleach, which, of course, is not true." Wheeler made mention of this, claiming that a Washington Post reporter called, refused to accept his answer and pushed the lie about President Trump anyway:
Sorry, Guys. Mike Pence is Not an Idiot for
Not Wearing a Mask at the Mayo Clinic

Stacey Lennox
First, the president, vice president, and members of the White House staff are routinely tested. Pence and President Trump have disclosed negative tests on a number of occasions when questioned. Second, if you think regular staff and visitors to the White House are not routinely tested before coming in contact with Trump or Pence, you aren't thinking. Finally, most important, to prevent the transmission of disease between two people, you need a single barrier.
Funeral Directors Blow the Whistle on Deaths
Falsely Attributed to Coronavirus

Megan Fox
"Basically, every death certificate that comes across our desk now has COVID on it," said a funeral director in Williston Park, N.Y. In conversations with several funeral directors across New York City, O'Keefe uncovered a shocking narrative where, without fail, every director he spoke to expressed his or her concern that coronavirus deaths are being inflated and every death in NYC is being recorded as a COVID death with or without testing to confirm.
Fishy Fish Tank Death? Police Investigating Death of
Arizona Man from Chloroquine Phosphate

The Mesa City Police Department's homicide division is investigating the death of Gary Lenius, the Arizona man whose wife served him soda mixed with fish tank cleaner in what she claimed was a bid to fend off the coronavirus. A detective handling the case confirmed the investigation to the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday after requesting a recording of the Free Beacon's interviews with Lenius's wife, Wanda.
Serial Murderer One Vote Shy of Release;
Coronavirus Causes Insanity in the Courtroom

Darleen Click
Do you know what kind of criminals are being releasing into your neighborhood? Consider that convicted serial murderer, Gary Ridgway, the infamous Green River Killer, only remains behind bars for now because of a 5-4 Washington State Supreme Court ruling. How did we get to the place where state officials, including governors and courts, have put the safety of citizens – already on house arrest – at jeopardy by releasing the worst of the worst? We aren't talking about kicking loose "low-level" offenders but some really bad dudes.

Week ending 26 April 2020

Communist China Looks for Europe's Backbone,
Confirms It Doesn't Have One

Bryan Preston
This week the European Union was set to release a report on the coronavirus pandemic... The NYT reports that once China found out about the report, it made a few calls to see if Europe would delay and airbrush on Beijing's behalf or not. This was a test of the EU's resolve, as one European official noted. Would Europe stick to the facts, or would it wilt in the face of harsh words from foreign dictatorship?
Antibody Testing: Proves We've Been Had!
Kevin McCullough
There is simply no other way to state this. Nearly everything we've been told about models, rates of infection, deaths, and recoveries was inaccurate. I'm not here to argue that it was malfeasance or ignorance – both are unacceptable. But the one thing that Governor Andrew Cuomo's stunning announcement made clear on Thursday is that there are some pretty shocking – and what should be – reassuring truths.
Andrew Cuomo's Coronavirus Nursing Home Policy Proves Tragic
Michael Goodwin
The letter was heartbreaking as it recounted the death of an 88-year-old woman in a New York nursing home. But it was also angry and accurate about a strange New York policy that is fatally wrongheaded. "I am wondering who will hold Gov. Cuomo accountable for the deaths of so many older people due to his reckless decision to place covid19 patients in nursing and rehabilitation homes," the letter began.
If Half the Country's COVID Deaths Were in Montana,
Would New York Shut Down?

Dennis Prager
According to the New York Times coronavirus report, as of Sunday, April 19, 2:48 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, there were 35,676 COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Of those deaths, 18,690 were in the New York metropolitan area. That means that more than half (52%) of all deaths in America have occurred in the New York metropolitan area... Now let us imagine that the reverse were true.
Grenell Rejects Schiff's Bid to Control National Intelligence
Acting-Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has dinged Rep. Adam Schiff in a new letter, expressing surprise the Trump foe didn't praise the appointment of two women to head counter-terrorism unit and rejecting the congressman's belief that lawmakers control the DNI's day-to-day management decisions.
How Adam Schiff Secretly Thwarted Efforts to
Bring Transparency In Russia Probe

John Solomon
In late September 2018 with a mid-year election approaching, the often bitterly divided House Intelligence Committee forged a rare bipartisan moment: Its Republican and Democratic members voted to make public the transcripts of 53 witnesses in the Russia collusion investigation. But what was hailed as an act of transparency has not been fulfilled 19 months later, even though U.S intelligence has declassified and cleared the transcripts for release.
Trump On the Russia Investigation: 'Now the Tables are Turned'
President Donald Trump said on Sunday during the White House Coronavirus Task Force news conference that people would soon "find out" what he was going to do with General Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, who were convicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, and that the "tables are turned" now against those who launched the investigation.
Major Media Outlets Fail to Expose Bombshell Evidence
Showing Dodgy Dossier was Russian Disinformation

Sara Carter
Sen. Ron Johnson and Sen. Chuck Grassley's urging to have acting Director of National Intelligence Rick Grenell and Attorney General William Barr declassify footnotes in Inspector General Michael Horowitz's December report on the FBI's handling of the Russia investigation, cleared any speculation that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. However, very few so-called mainstream media outlets published the bombshell findings.
Former NSC Chief of Staff:
Brennan Buried Evidence That Putin Actually Favored Hillary in 2016

Former CIA officer and National Security Council Chief of Staff Fred Fleitz said Wednesday that former CIA Director John Brennan ignored intelligence that Russian President Vladimir Putin actually wanted Hillary Clinton to win the the 2016 presidential election. Fleitz called Brennan "the most politicized intelligence chief in American history" in a Fox News op ed that addressed a report released Tuesday from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
John Brennan Hid Evidence
That Putin Actually Wanted Hillary to Win in 2016

Collin Rugg
According to a former national security official that worked for the Trump administration, former CIA Director John Brennan purposely buried intelligence evidence showing Russian President Vladimir Putin actually wanted "the more predictable and malleable" Hillary Clinton to be elected in 2016.
7 Devastating Revelations About Crossfire Hurricane In New Releases
Margot Cleveland
Late last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham announced a webpage dedicated to the Senate Judiciary Committee's probe into the Crossfire Hurricane illicit investigation into the Donald Trump campaign. Graham's staff uploaded the four Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications, which were recently further declassified. These declassifications reveal more devastating details in the SpyGate saga. Here are seven new revelations.
Usama bin Laden Wanted to Kill Obama So 'totally unprepared' Biden
Would Be President, Declassified Docs Show

Usama bin Laden wanted to assassinate then-President Barack Obama so that the "totally unprepared" Joe Biden would take over as president and plunge the United States "into a crisis," according to documents seized from bin Laden's Pakistan compound when he was killed in May 2011. The secretive documents, first reported in 2012 by the Washington Post, outlined a plan to take out Obama and top U.S. military commander David Petraeus as they traveled by plane.
Flynn Attorney Seeks Immediate Dismissal,
Saying New Evidence Shows Trump Adviser was 'framed'

Attorneys for retired Gen. Michael Flynn asked a judge Friday to dismiss his criminal conviction immediately, saying new evidence belatedly turned over by federal prosecutors proves the former national security adviser to President Trump was framed in the Russia investigation. "This afternoon, the government produced to Mr. Flynn stunning Brady evidence that proves Mr. Flynn's allegations of having been deliberately set up and framed by corrupt agents at the top of the FBI," Flynn's attorneys said in an eight page filing – Brady evidence is pretrial information that could exonerate a defendant.
Harvard Clashes with Trump Over Coronavirus Relief,
Rebuffs Call to Return Money

Harvard University rejected calls from President Trump on Tuesday to return coronavirus relief money to the federal government, maintaining that the funds from a higher education program under the CARES Act are being used to provide direct assistance to students facing financial turmoil due to the pandemic. The president on Tuesday had accused Harvard of "taking" money from the government and claimed they'd be paying it back. This came amid scrutiny of the Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act, which is meant to help small businesses but has aided some large companies too.

List of Colleges and Universities in the U.S. By Endowment;
Just Maybe Return the Funds and Spend Some of the Endowments

Click on date (eg: 2019) in column head to sort by dollar amount. One chart for private schools, one chart for public. Harvard, Yale, Stanford top three private – $97B combined. Univ. of Texas, Texas A&M, Univ. of Michigan top three public – $57B combined.
Larger Than Many Countries' GDP
Coronavirus Isn't the Only Chinese Infiltration Menacing the U.S.
College Campuses Are the Target.

Ahnaf Kalam
More than 100 Confucius Institutes have been opened at American universities since the program's founding in 2004. These academic centers are funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, in exchange for a platform on American campuses to trumpet Communist propaganda under the guise of goodwill academic exchanges. Despite widespread concerns in academia and Congress about this Chinese subterfuge, the vast majority of Confucius Institutes remain open on campus.
Harvard vs. the Family – Academic Conference
Confirms the Suspicions of Homeschooling Parents

Max Eden
This June, pandemic conditions permitting, Harvard University will host a conference – not open to the public – to discuss the purported dangers of homeschooling and strategies for legal reform. The co-organizer, Harvard law professor Elizabeth Bartholet, believes that homeschooling should be banned, as it is "a realm of near-absolute parental power.. . inconsistent with a proper understanding of the human rights of children."
With Kim Jong Un's Health Uncertain,
Focus Shifts To Powerful Sister Kim Yo Jong

North Korea's male-dominated Kim dynasty may be about to hand over the keys to the Hermit Kingdom to a woman. With speculation swirling over Kim Jong Un's health, all eyes have turned to his sister and closest confidant, Kim Yo Jong, as his most likely successor. Yo Jong may lack the bizarre, high-fade bouffants of the three generations of male rulers in her family, but she shares her brother's secrecy and penchant for lashing out against political adversaries
Biden Accuser Tara Reade 'lost total respect' for CNN's
Anderson Cooper for Not Asking Former VP About Assault Claim

The woman who has accused Joe Biden of a sexual assault in the early 1990s says she's disappointed that CNN anchor Anderson Cooper failed to ask the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee about the allegation when he had the chance – not once, but twice. Tara Reade, a former staffer for then-Sen. Biden, told her story about the former vice president over a month ago with progressive podcast host Katie Halper.
Coronavirus Crisis Makes Some Leaders Believe They Have God-Like Decision-Making Capacity
Newt Gingrich
One of the side effects of fighting the coronavirus pandemic has been the effort of some politicians to take power and run amok. We are witnessing this effect to a troubling degree amid the coronavirus – especially among the political left, where there is a pattern of people in positions of authority believing they are superior, both intellectually and morally, to the people they are supposed to serve.
De Blasio Appoints Wife Head of
Coronavirus Racial Inequality Task Force

Mayor de Blasio isn’t letting the controversy surrounding his wife’s embattled billion-dollar mental-health initiative stop him from appointing her to head a new coronavirus recovery task force. City lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were scratching their heads over the appointment of McCray in light of her signature Thrive program, criticized as a billion-dollar money pit with a dubious record of results.
'Vote-By-Mail Is a Disaster': Federal Data Shows
Millions of Ballots Have Gone Missing Since 2012 Election

According to a report from Breitbart News, roughly 28.4 million mail-in ballots went missing in the last four election cycles. Data reveals that the election cycles with missing ballots date all the way back to 2012. U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Election Administration and Voting Surveys data shows that in the 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 election cycles, roughly 30 million mail-in-ballots sent out to registered voters went missing.
Potential Wuhan Coronavirus Treatment Uses UV Light to
Disinfect Lungs at Cedars-Sinai

Maybe Trump missed his calling as a medical researcher. The president was roundly criticized for pondering whether or not UV light or other disinfectants that have proved effective at killing the Wuhan coronavirus on surfaces could somehow be administered inside the body to treat patients suffering from the disease. The Healight technology employs proprietary methods of administering intermittent ultraviolet (UV) A light via a novel endotracheal medical device. Pre-clinical findings indicate the technology’s significant impact on eradicating a wide range of viruses and bacteria, inclusive of coronavirus.
UV Lights Could Be Used to Fight Airborne Coronavirus
Dr. Bruce Davidson
There likely never was a patient zero in the US epidemic – there were multiple. In late 2019, thousands of people disembarked airplanes from China and dispersed. In early March, at least 70 party-goers and choir singers in Connecticut and Washington became infected in separate indoor "superspread" gatherings by airborne transmission. The virus can remain in the air for over 3 hours. That's terrifying, but it's also a vulnerability we can exploit.
Media Claims Calls to Poison Control Have Increased Due to Trump’s ‘Disinfectant’ Comments. That’s Not True.
After President Donald Trump’s Thursday comments regarding UV light and disinfectant went viral (with left-wing pundits and media outlets claiming he told people to inject themselves with disinfectant and drink bleach), multiple news agencies reported local spikes in calls to poison control. As with the inflated claims about what Trump said, the idea that people started injecting themselves with household cleaner were overblown and falsified.
Detroit Democrats Unanimously Censure Lawmaker Who
Credited Trump for COVID-19 Recovery

Detroit Democrats unanimously passed a resolution Saturday to censure a Democratic lawmaker who credited President Donald Trump with advocating for the drug that she said cured her of COVID-19. State Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, broke protocol by meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during an April 14 meeting of COVID-19 survivors, where  she credited hydroxychloroquine for saving her life, a Democratic district leader said.
Coronavirus: China Continues to Flood the World with
Defective Medical Supplies

Soeren Kern
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the flaws of globalization by laying bare how the West has allowed itself to become dangerously dependent on Communist China for the supply of essential health care and medical products. "If there is any good to come from the devastating impact on our nation of this pandemic brought about by the Chinese communist regime through its malice and incompetence, it will be the likely demise of enthusiasm for globalization as we know it across the West."

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