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America, a nation which once championed free speech, has evolved into one of the world's most authoritarian mass-censors

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The elites of Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and Capitol Hill act as the true overlords of Western thought, guarding the borders of allowable speech. How on earth did we allow this to happen - and what can be done now?

America has changed beyond recognition over the past few years, and performed a rather rapid about-face on the issue of free speech, a notion it once championed. The source of this is no longer merely the apparatus of Silicon Valley and its desire to control information flows (which it is meant to merely shepherd without bias). The same pressure has come from the superstate structure of America itself, particularly (and ironically) the politically 'liberal' faction, as well as from an overarching pressure from the consumer interests of Western-backed global finance.

There appears to be a mass consensus among American money-powers (and thereby state powers) to tightly control information, and to abandon utterly their so recently lauded values of free speech. The FBI in particular has seemingly transitioned into an institution of speech-referees and political oppressors, on guard primarily against America's own citizens.

Comment: Free speech is under attack and few in the mainstream even seem to notice (or care). The slow erosion of freedom of speech should be a major red flag, but the media mouthpieces and social media platforms have convinced a good number of people that it's a good thing.

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Propaganda

Nonsense: Researchers warn against relaxing Covid-19 restrictions prematurely

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Relaxing Covid-19 restrictions could pave the way for new vaccine-resistant virus mutations - according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Earlham Institute.

A new article published today warns against relaxing Covid-19 restrictions prematurely.

It describes how we are in an 'arms race' with the virus and how rising cases could provide opportunities for it to evolve into even more transmissible variants.

Comment: What a load of scaremongering nonsense. Nevertheless the fallacious arguments and scare tactics used here are the same ones being used by governments to justify their policies. It's almost as if the researchers wrote their paper to give governments the veneer of scientific credibility they need to move forward with vaccinating children, punishing the unvaccinated, engendering a sense of anger and outrage at people who've refused to get the jabs thus necessitating a return of restrictive policies, and further clamping down on civil liberties in the name of public health. Coincidence?


Radar

Daniel Hale pens letter for judge describing how he 'came to violate the Espionage Act' - exposing Obama's drone warfare program

Daniel Hale
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Daniel Hale
As the President Joe Biden winds down United States military involvement in Afghanistan, a conflict spanning nearly 20 years, the U.S. Justice Department seeks the harshest sentence ever for the unauthorized disclosure of information in a case against an Afghanistan War veteran.

Daniel Hale, who "accepted responsibility" for violating the Espionage Act, responded to the spitefulness of prosecutors by submitting a letter [PDF] to Judge Liam O'Grady, a judge for the district court in the Eastern District of Virginia. It could be construed as a plea for mercy from the court ahead of sentencing, but more than anything, it outlines a defense of his actions that the U.S. government and a U.S. court would never have allowed him to present before a jury.

In the letter filed in court on July 22, Hale addresses his constant struggle with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He recalls U.S. drone strikes from his deployment to Afghanistan. He grapples with his return home from the war in Afghanistan and the decisions he had to make to move on with his life. He needed money for college, and ultimately took a job with a defense contractor, which led him to work for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

"Left to decide whether to act," Hale declares, "I only could do that which I ought to do before God and my own conscience. The answer came to me, that to stop the cycle of violence, I ought to sacrifice my own life and not that of another person." So, he contacted a reporter who he had communicated with before.

Red Flag

CDC changes COVID guidelines, recommends masks indoors in parts of country where virus surging

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday revised its guidance on COVID-19 masking wearing, recommending even vaccinated people return to wearing one indoors in parts of the country where the virus is surging.

The agency also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status, citing the ability of the virus' delta variant to spread among vaccinated people.

The new guidance follows recent decisions in Los Angeles and St. Louis to revert to indoor mask mandates amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations that have been especially bad in the South, according to the Associated Press.

The country is averaging over 57,000 cases a day and 24,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations, the wire service also reports.

Most new infections in the U.S. are among unvaccinated people. But the so-called "breakthrough" infections, which generally cause milder illness, can occur in vaccinated people.

Comment: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new coronavirus mandate, requiring all city employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or face weekly tests while also threatening 'tough consequences' for mask flouters. He must be trying to get all the fascism in that he can, seeing as he's going to replaced by a new mayor later this year.


Footprints

Vaccine passports are a step on the road to Hell

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© Nakako Shiotsuki
I had my second jab on Saturday, and as I walked into the vaccination centre, the enthusiastic girl on the front desk handed me a mask and told me to put it on. "What if I'm exempt?" I asked.

"Are you?"

"Say I was, would you stop me from coming in without a mask?"

"You'd need a lanyard," by which I think she meant an exemption card attached to a lanyard. "No lanyard, must wear a mask."

Surely, she was wrong? According to the Government's own website, "there is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings in indoor settings" and, even if it is expected, "you do not need to show ... any written evidence or a card".

It's a testament to our national confusion that even the virtuous citizen manning a vaccination centre might not know the rules, but what if I were an elderly person, or someone with learning difficulties, who showed up without a lanyard and couldn't wear a mask, would she have refused me entrance and thus denied me a vaccine? That strikes me as discriminatory and quite mad, but then the direction of this whole enterprise isn't protection against death but the regulation of daily life. The latest step towards Hell is the vaccine passport.

Comment: Killing us softly, our freedom - our soul.


Wine

Unvaccinated Diners Only! California restaurant says it's having fun watching 'heads explode' over mandatory no-vax policy

Huntington Beach
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Huntington Beach, California
A California restaurant has refused to back down after being bombarded with negative press and customer reviews for posting a sign demanding that all diners provide proof that they have not been vaccinated against Covid-19.

With vaccination status increasingly becoming a prerequisite to participate in many ordinary activities, one Huntington Beach eatery has decided to take a slightly different approach to granting privileges based on personal medical decisions.

On its storefront window, Basilico's Pasta e Vino taped a sign reading: "PROOF OF BEING UNVACCINATED REQUIRED. We have zero tolerance for treasonous, anti-American stupidity. Thank you for pondering."

The restaurant's owner, Tony Roman, said that the unorthodox policy is designed to get people thinking as some Southern California businesses begin asking customers for proof of vaccination.

Comment: Some still believe in the 'land of the free, home of the brave'!


Bullseye

Lori Lightfoot defends decision to discriminate against white reporters, says she would 'absolutely do it again'

Lightfoot
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago's mayor has laughed off her last attempt to "diversify" the City Hall press pool as a fleeting feat. But standing again in the national spotlight, the Democrat city leader is willing to revert back to her activist cards.

The New York Times early this morning posted a half-hour long conversation between writer Kara Swisher and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. While the general theme pertained to the scrutiny big city mayors are facing currently, the identity politics line of thought is what came to pass in this exchange with Lightfoot.

The headlines as expressed by Fox News are that Lori Lightfoot would discriminate which reporters she'd talk to on the basis of their skin color. Lightfoot called it a "conversation" that needed to happen "a long time ago" according to The New York Times interview. Despite some pushback from Swisher, the Chicago mayor played up the need for advocacy:
"Here is the bottom line for me, to state the obvious, I'm a Black woman mayor. I'm the mayor of the third-largest city in the country, obviously I have a platform, and it's important to me to advocate on things that I believe are important."
At the end of May this year, Lightfoot decided in a controversial move to afford one-on-one interviews only with reporters of color and not with white journalists.

Arrow Up

Over half of Covid hospitalisations tested positive after admission

Patient Ambulance
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Loading a patient for emergency care
More than half of Covid hospitalisations are patients who only tested positive after admission, leaked data reveal.

The figures suggest vast numbers are being classed as hospitalised by Covid when they were admitted with other ailments, with the virus picked up by routine testing.

Experts said it meant the national statistics, published daily on the government website and frequently referred to by ministers, may far overstate the levels of pressures on the NHS.

The leaked data - covering all NHS trusts in England - show that, as of last Thursday, just 44 per cent of patients classed as being hospitalised with Covid had tested positive by the time they were admitted. The majority of cases were not detected until patients underwent standard Covid tests, carried out on everyone admitted to hospital for any reason.

Overall, 56 per cent of Covid hospitalisations fell into this category, the data, seen by The Telegraph, show.

Crucially, this group does not distinguish between those admitted because of severe illness, later found to be caused by the virus, and those in hospital for different reasons who might otherwise never have known that they had picked it up.

Comment: There is no backtracking on mistakes nor false information offered the public. Nor is there any way to 'refund' on lockdowns, economic disasters, mis-diagnoses, unattended ailments or the current vaccination holocaust. It's damage done and more to come.


Bullseye

Experts Clements and Keshel: Trump victory margin in Pennsylvania was 52%-46% - stolen with 424,000 fraudulent votes

2020 election counties trump fraud

Pennsylvania by county
Last week Steve Bannon invited Professor David K. Clements from New Mexico State University and retired Army intelligence captain and former baseball analyst Seth Keshel on to discuss their latest analysis on the 2020 election.

Seth Keshel droppeed a BOMB on the War Room. According to Seth, President Trump won Pennsylvania by 6-8% in 2020.

Over the weekend the two experts released a more detailed report on the Pennsylvania 2020 election.

Here are their observations.

Comment: The dam may be starting to break. From Maryland:
The Maryland Voter Integrity Group announces today that a recent analysis into voter registration records and voting trends over the past decade shows remarkable anomalies in the most recent Presidential Election.
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Counties in Maryland suspected of voter fraud in the 2020 election
Maryland joins 35 other states in taking a closer look at in the integrity of election systems throughout, including at the county level. Former Army Captain and self-proclaimed #intelpatriot, Seth Keshel, assisted the recent analysis of Maryland county information.

Recent data provided by the Maryland Secretary of State office shows a number of trends from the past three Presidential elections, taking place in 2012, 2016, and 2020. In each of the four Counties of focus, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, and Harford, certain trends seem to be clear:
  • In all four Counties in the 2012 and 2016 elections, the Democratic vote increase remained marginal, ranging between 1% to 2% overall.
  • In 2020, however, these same metrics showing the Democratic vote increase spiked to between 34-37% in all four of these Counties. This appears to have taken place without any measurable population growth, registration expansion, or vote increase for either party.
These staggering findings highlight the need for a Full Forensic Audit of the 2020 election within these four Maryland Counties, and at the State level.

"The unexplainable spikes in these four Maryland Counties is a call to action to chase down any inaccuracies and potential fraud that are eroding Americans' confidence in our electoral systems," Chair of the Maryland Voter Integrity Group, Robyn Sachs stated. "The data we are seeing signals that now is the time to act to preserve the American birthright of free, fair, and transparent elections for all."
Arizona carries on with the audit in Maricopa County:
The Arizona Senate President Karen Fann has issued two new legislative subpoenas to Dominion Voting Machines and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and commanded them to appear if the requested material is not turnover in the Arizona Senate on August 2nd.
YOU ARE COMMANDED TO APPEAR at the date, time, and place set forth below:

Date & Time: August 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Place: Arizona Senate

Arizona Senate Capitol

1700 West Washington Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

You or your authorized representative must, at the date, time and location set forth above, appear and produce the items set forth in exhibit A. the Senate reserves the right to require your testimony upon appearance but does not anticipate doing so in the alternative, you may comply with the subpoena by providing, no later than the date and time set forth above, reasonable access for inspection by the Senate or it's authorized representatives the items set forth in exhibit A. please contact Garth camp upon your arrival to the Senate
Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers warned against discarding this subpoena.

If the County blows this subpoena off, SEND THEM TO JAIL!
Investigators have also set their sights on Wisconsin:
Look Ahead America's Executive Director Matt Braynard has announced that they have discovered at least 157,299 illegal ballots cast in the Wisconsin presidential election.

The amount of ballots that they believe to have been illegally cast is about eight times the 20,000 vote margin of victory in the election.

According to their report, which was released on Tuesday, the organization has identified seven tranches of illegal ballots.
  • Tranche 1: Early and Absentee Ballots Cast In the Names of Voters (EABCINV) registered illegally.
  • Tranche 2: Voters Illegally Claiming Indefinite Confinement (IC) Status as a Reason to Vote
  • Absentee. Wisconsin did not allow the COVID-19 quarantine as a reason to claim
  • indefinitely confined status.
  • Tranche 3: EABCINV matched to permanent, out-of-state moves in the National Change of
  • Address Database (NCOA). At the time we processed this match in mid-November, the database
  • contained records as far back as four years prior to as recent as October 1, 2020.
  • Tranche 4: EABCINV matched to Out of State Subsequent Registrations (OOSSR) using our
  • national voter database (NVD). In these cases, the voter had registered in Wisconsin and
  • matched to voters subsequently registered in another state.
  • Tranche 5: Election Day Ballots Cast In the Names of Voters (EDBCINV) registered illegally.
  • Tranche 6: EDBCINV matched to the NCOA and OOSSR.
  • Tranche 7: Unmatchable Invalid Residencies Among EABCINV and EDBCINV
LAA noted that due to the limitations of time, budget, and the inability to access necessary government databases, they could only analyze the first four of seven tranches.
"Not accounting for any illegal ballots in Tranches 5, 6, and 7, we expect the number of illegal ballots to reflect the percentages we found in Tranches 1-4. Likely this number would come in at or around 157,299. This significantly exceeds the margin of victory in the 2020 General Election in Wisconsin, which was 20,695 (as per the vote recount)," the report explains.

"Whether using the likely projections or the bare minimum, which assumes everything that we did not examine or could not determine was legal, we must conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that the deserved winner of the state of Wisconsin's Presidential Electoral Votes in the 2020 General Election is unknowable. It also does indicate that widespread voter fraud definitely occurred on a statewide scale as per our findings and Wisconsin's Supreme Court 2020 ruling, and furthermore that sitting state representatives knew about this situation as per their own family members claiming the status illegally"
One of the ways in which they found illegal ballots was by matching voter addresses to "the known lists of postal box facilities (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.) and similar addresses where individuals could not live. We found that many registrants disguised box numbers as 'Apt' numbers, 'Suites', and 'Units.'" It is illegal to use an address that is not your own when registering.

"In some cases, these facilities exist at the same addresses of legitimate apartment buildings, however we scrubbed our list of any potential false positives by calling the management companies as well as investigating property records. In other cases, these individuals claimed to reside at businesses that our systems flagged due to their location beside a USPS/UPS/FedEx drop off box," the report explains. "While these were not technically postal box registrations, the individuals registered at these addresses neither resided, owned, nor even worked at these businesses, which was why we marked these registrations as illegal."

According to the report,
"Look Ahead America is an America First nonprofit dedicated to standing up for patriotic Americans who have been forgotten by our government. We aren't just talk; we're action. That action means deploying our R.E.T. (Register, Educate, Turnout to Vote) field programs across the country. It means leading Patriot Actions and training citizens to lobby their state and local governments for America First causes. And it means ensuring voter integrity by investigating cases of illegal ballots and advocating for election reform to prevent them from being cast in the first place."

"The Voter Integrity Project (VIP) was started by Matt Braynard in the aftermath of the 2020 Election and was brought under the aegis of Look Ahead America. The mission of the VIP is to finish the investigation into illegal ballots cast in 2020, sanitize states' voter lists ahead of future elections to eliminate the possibility of illegal ballots being cast, and to fight for real voter integrity reforms."
Wisconsin State Representative Janel Brandtjen issued a press release on Monday calling for an Arizona-style audit of the state's election.

"Voters have made it clear that they want a thorough cyber-forensic examination of tabulators, ballot marking devices, and other election equipment, which I will be helping facilitate on behalf of the committee as chair... IP addresses, chain of custody on ballots, and audit trail logs must be thoroughly inspected by cyber-audit technicians... While WI is in the process of an election audit, I will be working to ensure that it is augmented with expertise and resources to ensure a comprehensive, forensic examination."



Heart - Black

Dutch skateboarder already forced to miss street event blasts 'inhuman' quarantine conditions at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Candy Jacobs
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Dutch skater Candy Jacobs spoke about the restrictions she’s facing.
Dutch Olympic skateboarder Candy Jacobs has blasted conditions at a Tokyo quarantine hotel as "inhuman", after missing an event at the Olympic Games due to her ongoing eight-day stay in isolation.

The Netherlands competitor said she had to force officials into permitting her a short break under supervision away from her room to get some fresh air, as her accommodation's window doesn't open.

"Not having any outside air is so inhuman," complained the 31-year-old in a video on her Instagram account, which she has also used to provide other updates such as practicing from her room.

"It's mentally super draining...definitely more than a lot of humans can handle."

Comment: Jacobs says in the last video in the article that she doesn't and hasn't had any symptoms. No wonder this disease is considered to be so deadly and dangerous that they're forcing her into isolation. Missing out on one of, if not the, biggest opportunities of her professional career is the smallest sacrifice she can make (or rather would've made had she been given a choice in the matter) to ensure no one else suffers the same debilitating symptoms. Clearly, the Japanese government did the right thing by dashing this woman's dream and forcibly submitting her to a form of torture in order to protect the rest of society.