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America's demise is near at hand - R.I.P

America RIP
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For years I have been cataloging America's decline into collapse, not merely economic collapse from economic concentration and the offshoring of jobs and investment, but also the collapse of the belief system that created some unity among a diverse population. Today not only is the economy done for, but so is the belief system that sustained social and political stability.

America no longer exists. A geographical entity exists of diverse peoples and interests, but not a country, much less a nation. The United States itself has degenerated into an empire. It is no longer simply a country with an empire. The 50 states are themselves the Establishment's empire, and it can only be held together by force.

Earlier in my life free speech was used by liberals to legalize pornography, homosexual marriage, and abortion, all of which were opposed by the majority of the population. This did not stop liberals from imposing their agendas on the people.

Today free speech is impermissible, because it can be used to protest what half of the population sincerely believes was a stolen presidential election. Even attorneys and legal firms that brought legitimate cases of electoral fraud for clients are being punished for doing the ordinary work of attorneys. The same is happening to university professors and to average Americans who exercised their Constitutionally protected right of free speech and association and attended the Trump rally. See for example: Americans No Longer Live In A Free Society

Evil Rays

Liberal fascism: Katie Couric says Trump supporters need to be 'deprogrammed'

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Former co-anchor of NBC's "Today" show Katie Couric ripped the Republicans in Congress who voted against impeaching President Donald Trump and certifying the 2020 presidential election results.

"And the question is: How are we going to really, almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?" Couric said during an appearance Friday night on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."


Comment: Anybody who doesn't fall in line with the current liberal view of the world is somehow sick and needs to be fixed, forcibly if necessary. If that isn't a fascist way of looking at the world, we don't know what is.


During the late-night talk show's panel discussion segment, host Bill Maher kicked off the conversation to discuss the GOP lawmakers who overwhelmingly backed the president in Wednesday's second impeachment vote.

Maher prompted the 64-year-old former CBS News host's remarks by commenting on the breach of the Capitol building on Jan. 6, stating: "As much as I'm worried about these loons who break into government, I'm actually more worried about the loons who did get elected, because, I mean, what do you do about these people?"

Syringe

Woman who suffered convulsions after taking Pfizer Covid jab being screened for permanent neurological damage, son tells RT

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After a video of his mother's condition went viral, the son of a woman who was hospitalized after receiving Pfizer's Covid jab told RT that, even though he was not an anti-vaxxer, he had serious doubts about the drug's safety.

Brant Griner issued an appeal on Facebook last week, after his mother began experiencing serious medical issues several days after taking the vaccine. In a now-viral post, Griner shared a video of his mother shaking uncontrollably as she attempted to walk, using nearby walls and a door to support herself as she inched forward.

"Mom is getting even worse today and I still don't have any answers from doctors as to how to fix this. Please pray for her. I can't stand to see my mom this way. It makes me want to cry. knowing I can't do anything to help her. Please don't take the covid19 vaccine," he wrote.

The message and accompanying video has been shared nearly 160,000 times, and has racked up more than 35,000 comments.

NPC

'The glorification of violence and domination': Politician mocked for going on hysterical rant against pickup trucks

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Are you triggered by the violence depicted?
A politician who serves as a city council member in North Vancouver, Canada, triggered outrage on social media after he posted a picture of a large pickup truck on Twitter and captioned it, "The glorification of violence and domination. #unnecessary trucks #petromasculinity."

The truck, which had a large plate attached to the front reading "Global Warmer," catalyzed Mathew Bond to slam it for its dismissive attitude toward global warming. After blowback ensued from his tweet, Bond launched a Twitter thread addressing the issue in which he accused some of his critics of mocking him as unmanly, while he speculated that some of the owners of similar trucks were trying to prove their masculinity.

The District of North Vancouver website explains that the Council "establishes administrative policy, adopts bylaws governing matters delegated to local government, and levies taxes for these purposes. Council is also empowered to manage, acquire, and dispose of the District's assets."

Red Flag

US-based nonprofit sues Apple to REMOVE Telegram over failure to censor 'hate speech,' cites Parler crackdown as example

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The Coalition for a Safer Web, a nonprofit founded by an ex-US ambassador, has sued Apple, demanding it deletes Telegram from its store, arguing that the app is being used to "incite extreme violence" ahead of the inauguration.

The Washington-based nonprofit and its president Marc Ginsberg, who served as US ambassador to Morocco from 1994 to 1998 and was deputy senior adviser to the US president on Middle East Policy (1978-1981), argue in the newly filed federal lawsuit that Apple has failed to hold Telegram accountable for violating its terms of service.

The complaint, filed on Sunday with the US District Court for Northern California, accuses Telegram of allowing anti-Semites, white supremacists and other extremists to thrive on its platform, with Apple purportedly turning a blind eye to the fact.

"Telegram currently serves as the preferred neo-Nazi/white nationalist communications channel, fanning anti-Semitic and anti-black incitement during the current wave of protests across America," the lawsuit argues. It alleges that the privacy-focused messaging app is poised to become an even bigger breeding ground for extremist content as users "migrate to Telegram" after Big Tech's crackdown on Parler, which was booted from Apple and Google stores for providing a platform for some pro-Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol.

Passport

American supporters of Donald Trump have growing interest in obtaining Russian passports says Foreign Ministry

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MAGA supporters • Russian passport
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has revealed that followers of US President Donald Trump are showing increased interest in acquiring Russian citizenship following Joe Biden's November election victory.

Speaking to TV show host Vladimir Solovyov on Sunday evening, Zakharova claimed that Trump supporters fear persecution because of their political views.

"The most popular comment I receive from Americans on my personal social media accounts is how to get Russian citizenship," she explained on TV channel Russia-1.

Following the storming of the US Capitol Building on January 6, Trump and some of his most ardent supporters were banned from Twitter and other social media. Apple also temporarily removed microblogging site Parler from its App Store, a network popular with far-right Americans. Following the restrictions, some right-wing Americans have expressed concern that they are going to be oppressed due to their views.
"We wouldn't care about this situation, but it is combined with them being a nuclear power with the largest military budget and the same country that endlessly implements illegal sanctions against our country. All of this is against the background of a deep crisis that affects every American. It's disturbing."
Zakharova has previously branded the US election system as "archaic," claiming that it "creates opportunities for numerous violations."

Comment: Some folks see what they want to see while others read the signs of the times.


Target

Parents fume as BLM campaigners subvert America's top high schools to get 'racist' entrance exams scrapped

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It's not just white students in the firing line, but high performing Asian-American children, too; is it a bold move in the name of racial fairness or just an anti-intellectual assault from the ideology of critical race theory?

Few expected George Floyd's killing to lead to a feud over 'Asian privilege'. But that is the storm that has been waging at America's top performing public school, Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia.

The school, often referred to as TJ, offers a college preparatory program emphasizing the sciences, mathematics, and technology to children aged 14 to 18. It is ranked as the No.1 high school in the nation, and due to its status, earning a place there is competitive. Until recently, it used an admissions test to choose pupils.

But that's now been dropped under pressure from campaigners such as the Black Lives Matter movement, who complain that entrance exams discriminate against African-American children and those from poorer backgrounds. TJ now intends to improve the diversity of its intake by looking at "experience factors," which include economically disadvantaged students, English language learners, special education students, or students currently attending under-represented middle schools. Some have even pushed for admission to be decided through random lotteries.

The decision has invoked fury on both sides, with parents and campaigners clashing in demonstrations outside the school.

Yoda

Martin Luther King's powerful critique of scientific racism and scientific materialism

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Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963
On this Martin Luther King Day weekend, I will be visiting Athens, Texas (a town south of Dallas) for a free public screening of my documentary Human Zoos, which explores the sordid legacy of scientific racism and eugenics in America. I'd like to think that the event will be a fitting activity for MLK Day weekend, because King was a powerful opponent of both scientific racism and scientific materialism.

Dr. King accepted the animal ancestry of humans as taught by Darwinian evolution, but he was sharply critical of the misuse of science to promote racial discrimination, and he also spoke forcefully against the idea that humans are the products of a blind material process.

Many of King's thoughts on science are interspersed throughout a short book titled Strength to Love, a collection of sermons King originally published in 1963. I've been reading the book on my trip to Texas, and much of its wisdom is just as pertinent today as when the book was first published.

Smiley

Convenient glitch: Twitter says 'bug' prevented users from searching Lincoln Project amid sexual misconduct allegations

  • A "bug" prevented Twitter users from searching the Lincoln Project on Friday, Twitter told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • Twitter did not immediately address why the bug seemed to only affected searches for the Lincoln Project at a time when a co-founder, John Weaver, was facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
  • Weaver apologized Friday for sending "inappropriate" messages to multiple men and announced that he is gay, Axios reported. He also said that he would not be returning to the Lincoln Project.
John Weaver
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A "bug" prevented Twitter users from searching the Lincoln Project, Twitter told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Saturday.

A Twitter spokesperson told the DCNF Saturday morning that "this was a bug that was fixed yesterday."

Twitter did not immediately address why the bug apparently only affected searches for the Lincoln Project at a time when a co-founder, John Weaver, was facing allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Biohazard

Moderna vaccine causes "severe" side effects in up to 10 people prompting California to call for pause of roll out

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California official calls for pause on Moderna vaccine lot after possible allergic reaction
Dr. Erica S. Pan, the California epidemiologist, issued a statement Sunday recommending a pause in the distribution of a specific lot of Moderna vaccine after "fewer than 10 individuals required medical attention over the span of 24 hours."

She said the Moderna Lot 041L20A is in question, but she insisted that she called for the pause "out of an extreme abundance of caution," according to Fox 11.

The report said more than 330,000 doses from the lot already have been distributed throughout the state to 287 providers. Fox 5 San Diego reported that the California Department of Public Health said fewer than 10 people appeared to be experiencing "a possible severe allergic reaction during the standard observation period" following the vaccinations at Petco Park.


Comment: It's highly likely that some of the side effects will only become apparent after the 'standard observation period'.


Comment: The Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines may be similar, and that may be why we're seeing similarly severe reactions, including death, wherever these highly experimental vaccines are being rolled out: For critical information on how best to prepare for the roll out, see: COVID Mass Vaccination Experiment: Prepare For The Worst With This Health Protocol