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Kurt Schlichter contributor to TownHall: You will never use your gun in a crime. You will never use it to rob or rape, to steal property or freedom. But it is your guns they target, and only your guns. Do they enforce these gun laws in the Democrat cities? Nope. Do they enforce them when it is a prominent Democrat’s son? Get real. Will they enforce them on you even on the flimsiest of technicalities? Hell yes. They just tried to make millions of you with pistol braces felons by executive decree. They hate you, and they hate the fact that you have the dignity of citizenship – something you can only have when you have the means to defend your property, life, and freedom.

Daniel Greenfield contributor to FrontPage Magazine: Amazon Smile was probably the only non-evil thing that the very evil corporation did. So that meant it would only last so long. The premise of Amazon Smile was simple and rooted in an older crowdsourced internet ethos that has mostly gone by the wayside. People used ‘Smile’ links to donate a percentage of their purchases to their favorite charity. Since most charities were able to register, people were generally able to support whatever they wanted. Leftist activists objected to some of the charities that were religious or conservative. And now Amazon has decided to cancel Amazon Smile and replace it with Amazon Slime.

Jerome Corsi contributor to American Greatness: He (Wallace Manheime) concluded that it’s not climate change that will end civilization but, rather, enforcing Net Zero Emissions (NZE). Writing about wind and solar power, he argued it would be “especially tragic when not only will this new infrastructure fail, but it will cost trillions, trash large portions of the environment, and be entirely unnecessary. The stakes are enormous.

Hon. Thaddeus G. McCotter contributor to Human Events: . . . “natural organic reduction” may decrease deceased human beings’ environmental impacts; but it will certainly diminish respect for humanity’s inherent sanctity and dignity. And, if indeed, the climate cult truly believes we have roughly a decade to appease Goddess Gaia before it is too late to stop her environmental apocalypse wherein we all get our chance to engage in natural organic reduction, the logic is inescapable. As the climate cult’s hysteria escalates, they will make what is currently voluntary suddenly mandatory.

WND Staff: Make no mistake: Today’s rampant transgender grooming craze amounts to widespread child sexual abuse of the most serious and irreversible kind. America is literally normalizing pedophilia.

William Sullivan contributor to American Thinker: What a shame for the convicted perverts of yesteryear that it didn’t occur to them just to pretend to be women!

Christina Buttons reporter for Daily Wire: When asked, “What is your gender?” 6% of 7th graders, 5% of 9th graders, 7% of 11th graders, and 16% of students attending an alternative school (continuation, community day, etc.) answered that they were “nonbinary” or “something else” besides male or female.

Tristan Justice correspondent for the Federalist: The death of masculinity — its public execution brought about by its supposed toxicity — is the existential crisis nobody’s talking about.

Ben Wilson contributor to Washington Free Beacon: Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday instructed employees to ditch Times New Roman in official communications, saying the popular font undermines the department’s commitment to “disability inclusion.”

Bob Ryan contributor to American Thinker: Great American Family, a relatively new channel on cable geared towards traditional values — which I have not seen due to not having cable — is the fastest growing network on cable television.

GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET) & TRANSHUMANISM (HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED

War Room: Joe Allen: Transhumanism Transgenderism Collective Agenda 

Transgender Martine Rothblat  is on the board of the Mayo Clinic.[NOTE:  Dr. Rothblatt earned her doctoral degree in medical ethics from the Royal London College of Medicine and Dentistry. Prior to that, she earned her law and MBA degrees from UCLA, which also recently awarded her the UCLA Medal — its highest honor. She is an inventor on several patents and the author of several books. Her most recent book pertains to artificial cognition and cyberconsciousness.]

Watch the 3:48 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v262boo-joe-allen-transhumanism-transgenderism-collective-agenda.html

Video: Rebel Media Reporters DESTROY CEO of Pfizer at World Economic Forum in Davos

At the gathering of globalist elites for the World Economic Forum this week, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was confronted by Rebel Media reporters including Rebel Media chief Ezra Levant on the sidewalks of Davos, Switzerland. The Big Pharma profiteer clearly was unaccustomed to the kinds of persistent, pointed questioning Rebel Media lobbed at him about his central role in the COVID vaccine debacle. Don’t miss this blistering video.

Watch the 6:03 minute video: https://www.frontpagemag.com/video-rebel-media-reporters-destroy-ceo-of-pfizer-at-world-economic-forum-in-davos/

Craychik: Al Gore WEF Meltdown: ‘Boiling the Oceans,’ ‘Rain Bombs,’ a Billion ‘Climate Refugees’

Former Vice President Al Gore said that “greenhouse gas pollution” was “boiling the oceans,” causing “rain bombs,” and creating “climate refugees” during remarks at a World Economic Forum (WEF) event in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday. Gore joined a panel discussion ostensibly examining what the WEF and the White House regularly describe as a “climate crisis” driven by consumption of fossil fuels. One of the panel’s hosts framed it as a “planetary crisis” driving “mass extinction” while “really putting humanity’s future at risk.” Gore claimed: . . .

Read more/Watch the 9:35 minute interview: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/18/al-gore-wef-meltdown-boiling-the-oceans-rain-bombs-a-billion-climate-refugees/ 

War Room: Steve Bannon On Davos 2023: “We Are Defeating Globalism” Watch the 5:12 minute video: https://rumble.com/v25ztho-steve-bannon-on-davos-2023-we-are-defeating-globalism.html

Cortes: The Globalist Failure

As the World Economic Forum gathers in Davos, Switzerland this week, the self-satisfied glitterati of globalism congratulate themselves on the economic, political, and media systems they have created. In the estimation of Klaus Schwab, George Soros, and Bill Gates, the brave new “earth is flat” model serves their prerogatives well. But regular citizens reject this system, the world over. The skepticism of the masses was just quantified by a global survey from communications giant Edelman. That poll found that global economic optimism crashed by 25% since before the Covid virus, and slumps to an all-time low for the study’s history back to the year 2000. Read more: https://stevecortes.substack.com/p/the-globalist-failure?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

CNET’s Article-Writing AI Is Already Publishing Very Dumb Errors

Last week, we reported that the prominent technology news site CNET had been quietly publishing articles generated by an unspecified “AI engine.” […]  But we couldn’t help but notice that one of the very same AI-generated articles that Guglielmo highlighted in her post makes a series of boneheaded errors that drag the concept of replacing human writers with AI down to earth. Take this section in the article, which is a basic explainer about compound interest (emphasis ours):  It sounds authoritative, but it’s wrong. […]  The spokesperson didn’t respond to a question about CNET‘s confidence in the other articles the AI has published to its site. After we reached out, however, a new message appeared at the top of almost every piece the AI has published, dating back to November. “Editors’ note: We are currently reviewing this story for accuracy,” reads the message. “If we find errors, we will update and issue corrections.”

Read more: https://futurism.com/cnet-ai-errors

CORRUPT U.S. INTELLIGENCE/ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS

Citizen Free Press: Update on Seth Rich investigation

Watch the 6:56 minute interview of attorney Ty Clevenger: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/update-on-seth-rich-investigation/

2024 ELECTION

Valentine: 2024: Republicans on Course to Get Blown Out by Phantoms

Trump or DeSantis?  It doesn’t matter.  Phantom voters will decide 2024.  The phantoms are not voting for either. Those working deep in swing state voter rolls can tell you with 100% certainty that unless Trump or DeSantis wins with a 5%-to-18% margin in swing states, they will lose every one.

Let’s do some electioneering math. To win the presidency, about a dozen swing states matter — we all know who they are.  Some will add Georgia, Virginia, and Arizona, some not. President Trump won in 2016 because he caught the leftists off guard.  Perhaps even Trump was surprised on Election Night — the surprise was so complete! In 2020, the Dems took no chances. They had everything wired — but our boy Trump surprised them again — so they shut down the election apparatus at 11:00 P.M. and took matters into their own hands.  Nine hours later, problem solved: Joe Biden emerges from a basement, incoherent, to take the oath of office. That, people, is hardball — professional, take-no-prisoners electioneering.  You may hate that the country is being lost, but you must stand back at the sheer breathtaking gall it reflects. […] What went wrong is that your opponents control the election apparatus in every state and county that matters, and the candidate class, the consultant class, and the billionaire class think cleaning voter rolls is just too icky. Thus, in 2024, the phantoms will pick the president. Maybe not. The overriding lesson in 2022 . . .

Read more at American Thinker.

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL THE SECOND AMENDMENT

Cleveland: This Challenge To Illinois’ Gun Law Tees Up SCOTUS To Finally Nuke ‘Assault Weapons’ Bans

This case seems destined for the U.S. Supreme Court, which has sidestepped the constitutionality of ‘assault weapons’ and ‘large-capacity’ magazine bans for years. Illinois’ recently enacted ban on most semi-automatic rifles and so-called “high-capacity” magazines violates the Second Amendment, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in a federal district court. The case, Harrel v. Raoul, represents one of the first challenges to so-called “assault-weapons” bans since the 2022 Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle v. Bruen made clear that the right to bear arms is not “a second-class right.”

Here’s what you need to know about the case and current Second Amendment jurisprudence. Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/01/19/this-challenge-to-illinois-gun-law-tees-up-scotus-to-finally-nuke-assault-weapons-bans/

Schlichter: Democrats Once Again Resist A Supreme Court Demand That They Respect Our Civil Rights

Back in the day, Democrats reacted to the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision requiring that they respect all Americans’ civil liberties with fury and a petulant campaign of massive resistance. What is old is new again – the Democrat Party is back in form, furious that SCOTUS will not let them steal our rights. This time it is gun rights. The Bruen decision made it clear that blue states cannot deny your right to keep and bear arms on a whim. And the libs have gone into overdrive to undermine it. This is all coming as Regnery (affiliated with Townhall and my own publisher) has just put out the extremely useful tome “In Defense of the Second Amendment” by gun guru and ultra-prolific novelist Larry Correia. If you want to detail the background and basis for this most vital of all rights, get it. After all, you don’t have any rights if you cannot enforce them with a rifle. Look at Britain – and weep. […]  Bruen should have been the last word, but we all knew it would not be. The left whines a good game about “Our Democracy” and “norms” but the rules only apply to us, never them – itself another reason to have an AR15 in the gun safe ready for when the norm-busting gets too extreme. Democrat states like New York and New Jersey immediately began the same kind of passive aggressive bullSchiff that their Democrat brethren in the South began when they were told they could not send black folks to the back of the bus anymore.

Read more: https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2023/01/19/democrats-once-again-resist-a-supreme-court-demand-that-they-respect-our-civil-rights-n2618366

U.S. SUPREME COURT

Whedon: Supreme Court again declines to block New York concealed carry restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to block New York state restrictions limiting the venues in which its concealed carry permit holders may exercise their rights. The single-page miscellaneous order simply read “[t]he application for writ of injunction presented to Justice Sotomayor and by her referred to the Court is denied.” There were no dissenting opinions.  Sotomayor NY Concealed Carry order A firearms dealer operating within the state had petitioned the court to block the law’s implementation, which state lawmakers passed after the high court previously struck down New York’s “proper cause” requirement that a concealed carry permit applicant demonstrate a special need to carry a firearm.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/supreme-court-against-declines-block-new-york-concealed-carry-restrictions

JUDICIARY

Lamb: LGBT group loses effort to strip religious liberty from colleges

A federal judge dismissed efforts by a homosexual advocacy group to strip religious liberty protections from Christian and other religious universities. Judge Ann Aiken ruled on January 12 in favor of Christian colleges and against the Religious Exemption Accountability Project. The group sought to force Christian colleges to accept men into women’s locker rooms and embrace other parts of the LGBT agenda. Such exemptions allow religious universities to prohibit students from being in homosexual relationships, for example. […]  “A federal district court today rightly rejected an unfounded assault on the religious freedom of faith-based educational institutions,” ADF attorney David Cortman stated in a news release. “Title IX, which applies to schools receiving federal financial assistance, explicitly protects the freedom of religious schools to live out their deeply and sincerely held convictions.” “A group of activists asked the court to strip that protection away from schools that educate the next generation and advance the common good,” the attorney stated. “The court correctly concluded that Title IX’s religious liberty exemption doesn’t violate any of the plaintiffs’ claimed rights.”

Read more: https://www.thecollegefix.com/lgbt-group-loses-effort-to-strip-religious-liberty-from-colleges/

Vasquez: First on CNN: Biden releases first slate of 2023 judicial nominees

CNN has learned that the president’s first slate of judicial nominees this year includes Michael Delaney to the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals, Amanda Brailsford to the US District Court for the District of Idaho, as well as Jeffrey Cummings and LaShonda Hunt for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This latest list marks Biden’s 29th round of nominees for federal judicial positions, bringing the number of announced federal judicial nominees to 154 since the start of his presidency. More lower court judges have been confirmed during the first year of his presidency than any other since the Kennedy administration. However, Biden and Senate Democrats’ efforts to nominate judges in the South and among states with two Republican senators have stalled. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/18/politics/biden-judicial-nominees-2023/index.html

GOP U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY

Chasmar: Gaetz introduces ‘Abolish the ATF Act’ after ruling against stabilizing braces

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced a bill to eliminate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) following a controversial ruling that tightens regulations on pistol-stabilizing braces. The ATF issued its final rule Friday that will treat guns with stabilizing accessories like short-barreled rifles, which require a federal license to own under the National Firearms Act. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the ruling enhances public safety, but Gaetz said it unfairly punishes disabled gun owners and veterans who rely on stabilizing braces to be able to fire with one hand. Gaetz introduced H.R.374, the “Abolish the ATF Act,” on Tuesday morning in response to the ruling, telling Fox News Digital it was the “final straw.” Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gaetz-introduces-abolish-atf-act-ruling-against-stabilizing-braces

War Room: Congressman Andy Biggs Discusses America First Agenda on Congressional Committees

Watch the 11:06 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v266z2i-congressman-andy-biggs-discusses-america-first-agenda-on-congressional-comm.html

Dixon-Hamilton: Dream Team: Oversight Committee Stacked with Conservative Firebrands

The GOP-led House Oversight Committee will be composed of Reps. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Eric Burlison (R-MO), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Chuck Edwards (R-NC), Russell Fry (R-SC), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Nick Langworthy (R-NY), Jake LaTurner (R-KS), Gary Palmer (R-AL), Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), Scott Perry (R-PA), Lisa McClain (R-MI), Pete Sessions (R-TX), and William Timmons (R-SC). Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/17/dream-team-oversight-committee-stacked-with-conservative-firebrands/

War Room: Bradley Thayer: Gallagher’s China Committee, Exploiting CCP Economic Social Vulnerabilities

Watch the 9:38 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v267s2o-bradley-thayer-gallaghers-china-committee-exploiting-ccp-economic-social-vu.html

Read the Thayer American Greatness article: Mike Gallagher’s China Committee Has Its Work Cut Out for It https://amgreatness.com/2023/01/17/mike-gallaghers-china-committee-has-its-work-cut-out-for-it/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST  REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY

(Biden’s War) Revolver.news: ACURA ViewPoint: Guest Post by Branko Marcetic: Diplomatic Cables Show Russia Saw NATO Expansion as a Red Line

Nearly a year in, the war in Ukraine has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and brought the world to the brink of, in President Joe Biden’s own words, “Armageddon.” Alongside the literal battlefield has been a similarly bitter intellectual battle over the war’s causes. Commentators have rushed to declare the long-criticized policy of NATO expansion as irrelevant to the war’s outbreak, or as a mere fig leaf used by Russian President Vladimir Putin to mask what Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates recently called “his messianic mission” to “reestablish the Russian Empire.” Fiona Hill, a presidential advisor to two Republican administrations, has deemed these views merely the product of a “Russian information war and psychological operation,” resulting in “masses of the US public … blaming NATO, or blaming the US for this outcome.” Yet a review of the public record and many dozens of diplomatic cables made publicly available via WikiLeaks shows that US officials were aware, or were directly told over the span of years, that expanding NATO was viewed by Russian officials well beyond Putin as a major threat and provocation, that expanding it to Ukraine was a particularly bright red line for Moscow, that it would inflame and empower hawkish, nationalist parts of the Russian political spectrum, and that it could ultimately lead to war. 

Read more: https://usrussiaaccord.org/acura-viewpoint-guest-post-by-branko-marcetic-diplomatic-cables-show-russia-saw-nato-expansion-as-a-red-line/

Hayward: Taiwanese Foreign Minister: China ‘More Likely’ to Invade as Xi Jinping’s Problems Pile Up

Taiwanese Foreign Ministry Joseph Wu told Sky News on Wednesday that China is growing “more likely” to invade as Chinese dictator Xi Jinping’s domestic problems grow more serious. Wu suggested 2027 was the most probable year for the invasion to begin. Wu selected 2027 because it would be the year after Xi is supposed to leave office, his unprecedented third term having finally expired. Wu believes Xi will still be clinging to power with a white-knuckled grip: . . .

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2023/01/18/taiwanese-foreign-minister-china-more-likely-to-invade-as-xi-jinpings-problems-pile-up/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST  REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA

Antle III: White House prepares to drop debt ceiling hammer to smash new GOP majority

The Republican House majority is new, but its dilemma isn’t: trying to bring federal spending under control with most of Washington still run by Democrats without descending into chaos that will make fiscal responsibility look irresponsible. The White House wasted no time on Tuesday making the case that the federal debt limit, which Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said will be reached later this week, should be raised without conditions and that to do otherwise is “brinksmanship that threatens the global economy.” “This is not a plan,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters about the House Republicans’ proposal to prioritize federal payments to buy time for legislative negotiations. “It is a recipe for economic catastrophe.” President Joe Biden put it even more simply on Monday, calling Republicans “fiscally demented.”

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-prepares-to-drop-debt-ceiling-hammer-to-smash-new-gop-majority/ar-AA16txDn

Moore: Yuma, Arizona, residents, officials say Mexican cartels control US border

Officials and locals in Yuma, Ariz., say Mexican cartels that smuggle drugs and people into the United States are effectively in control of the southern border, with one person describing the situation as a “ticking time bomb.” The cartels, which charge as much as $20,000 each to help migrants sneak into the US, have been using the ongoing illegal immigration surge to overwhelm Border Patrol officials as they run their lucrative trafficking operations, ​Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines told Fox News.​ “This is not a political discussion,” ​Lines said. “This is a national security issue.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/01/18/yuma-residents-officials-say-cartels-control-the-us-border-report/

VDH: Mexico Is Not Really an American Friend

Left-wing Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently praised a visiting Joe Biden: “Just imagine: There are 40 million Mexicans in the United States—40 million who were born here in Mexico, [or] who are the children of people who were born in Mexico!”  Why wouldn’t Obrador be delighted? Since Biden took office in January 2021, America has allowed some 5-6 million illegal entries across its southern border. Obrador further congratulated the malleable Biden whom he apparently sees as a kindred but complacent left-wing spirit: “You are the first president of the United States in a very long time that has not built even one meter of wall.” Translated that means Mexico is delighted the United States now cares little about the security of its own border, the disappearance of which apparently is wonderful news for Mexico.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/01/18/mexico-is-not-really-an-american-friend/

Lonergan: The Invasion of America by Sea Has Begun

While the world debates whether the crisis at the southern U.S. border constitutes an invasion, a second front of the invasion has opened up along America’s coastlines. This has compounded the threat to our national sovereignty, and our absentee landlord in the White House pretends neither problem exists.

In November, Matt O’Brien of the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) released an investigative report warning that our maritime borders may soon be under assault by would-be migrants in a manner similar what we’re seeing at our southern border. The report cited a rise in waterborne attempts by migrants to enter the United States unlawfully. The report’s warnings were prescient. Entering the United States by sea has long been considered the more dangerous way to enter the country illegally. The spectacular growth of drug- and human-trafficking cartels, however, combined with the relaxed security posture of the federal government, apparently have made illegal entry attempts by ship a risk worth taking. Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/01/18/the-invasion-of-america-by-sea-has-begun/ 

(Biased  reporting and WH panic) Cai: White House slams far-right Republicans’ committee assignments

The White House on Wednesday condemned the addition of far-right Republicans to the House Oversight Committee, including Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.). Why it matters: The blistering statement foreshadows the tension that will fester in Washington over the next two years, with the Oversight Committee set to be ground zero for investigations and high-profile standoffs between House Republicans and the Biden administration. Driving the news: “[I]t appears that House Republicans may be setting the stage for divorced-from-reality political stunts, instead of engaging in bipartisan work on behalf of the American people,” White House spokesperson for oversight Ian Sams said in a statement to Axios. […]  What they’re saying: Democrats on the Hill are reacting to the new committee assignments in similar fashion. Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) said . . . Read more: https://www.axios.com/2023/01/18/republican-committee-assignments-greene-gosar

Moran: ESG Investing a Key Factor in ‘Greenflation’

Consumer advocates, economists, and other experts have discussed how Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) investments have contributed to the decades-high inflation America continues to experience. “ESG-driven inflation is pushing higher prices on hardworking American consumers and forcing taxpayers to pay the bill for the progressive agenda of megalomaniacs like BlackRock CEO Larry Fink,” Will Hild, the executive director of Consumers’ Research, told Breitbart News in a statement. “With supply chains still being disrupted and prioritization of liberal political goals forcing higher prices at the grocery store and the gas pump, it’s clear ESG is a major factor.” ESG investing is the latest vector through which leftist Wall Street firms pressure corporations to adopt social and political positions, such as divesting from the oil and natural gas industries, increasing diversity requirements on corporations, and other leftist goals. Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/18/esg-investing-key-factor-greenflation/

BIDEN CRIME FAMILY

War Room: Natalie Winters The Managed Decline Of America At The Hands Of The CCP & Biden Family

Watch the 10:42 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v267lps-natalie-winters-the-managed-decline-of-america-at-the-hands-of-the-ccp-and-.html

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: LEFTIST INDOCTRINATION, CHILD MUTILATION, CHILD SACRIFICE, CHILD SEXUALIZATION = GROOMING

Sand: X-Rated Ed

Educator-related sexual abuse of children is escalating. Pedophilia is proliferating in the nation’s public schools. Going back to 2004, a report prepared for the U.S. Department of Education revealed that nearly 9.6% of students are victims of sexual abuse by school personnel, and these are just the reported cases.

Additionally, Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation (SESAME), an organization that works to stop childhood sexual abuse by teachers and other school employees, disclosed that in 2015, about 3.5 million 8th-11th grade students, or nearly 7% of those surveyed divulged that they had experienced “physical sexual contact from an adult” – most often a teacher or coach. The type of physical contact ranged from “unwanted touching of their body, all the way up to sexual intercourse.” Even worse, when other types of sexual misconduct are taken into consideration, such as being shown pornography or being subjected to sexually explicit language or exhibitionism the number increases to about 4.5 million children (10 %). SESAME also explains that one child sex offender can have as many as 73 victims in a lifetime. Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/x-rated-ed/

Cathell: Part 3: How Did an Accused Child Rapist Adopt Two Children?

This is Part 3 of a four-part investigative series. Read Part 1 and Part 2There were more than just warning signs that went unnoticed during gay activists William Dale Zulock Jr. and Zachary “Zack” Jacoby Zulock’s expedited adoption process. A little over four years later, the adoptive fathers of two are now facing a laundry list of charges for unspeakable sex crimes they allegedly committed against their young adopted sons, including rape, producing child pornography of the children’s “routine” sexual abuse, and prostituting their 11-year-old boy to pedophiles in the area. In the latest installment of the Zulock horror story, we’re exposing everything we learned about the faith-based special-needs adoption agency that the same-sex couple used to adopt the two boys; the role that Georgia’s child-welfare system played in placing the children, who are back in foster care, in an abusive household; and the lack of accountability across the board. We’re naming names. Red Flags  Townhall has learned that seven years prior to the adoption, Zachary was accused of being a child rapist, but was never charged. […]  How was a previously accused child rapist able to adopt two children with his newly-wedded husband? Apparently, with ease.

Read more: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/miacathell/2023/01/19/zulock-case-pt-3-n2618323

WND Staff: Winning the all-out war against America’s children

Explosive new report explores how and why kids are primary targets of the left. Children. If Americans throughout their nation’s history have embraced any common values, at the top of the list would be the conviction that children are precious, innocent, a gift from God – and to be protected at all costs.

Why then, in today’s America, are so many adults destroying children in a dizzying variety of ways – from aborting them right up to the moment of birth, to killing them after they’re born, to sexualizing them virtually from birth (Harvard now teaches a course on infants who are “LGBTQIA+,” “queer” or “asexual”), to injecting them with an experimental “vaccine” proven to be both ineffective and dangerous, to transporting 2- and 3-year-olds to events glorifying mentally ill, demonically possessed men dressed as women (some with criminal histories of child sexual abuse) who regale America’s next generation with fantastical stories about heroic LGBT characters? […]  Make no mistake: Today’s rampant transgender grooming craze amounts to widespread child sexual abuse of the most serious and irreversible kind. America is literally normalizing pedophilia.

Read more: https://www.wnd.com/2023/01/winning-war-americas-children/

Lindquist: Gender Identity Conference to Discuss Private School Students as ‘Agents of Change’

Called the “Independent School Gender Project,” the annual conference focuses on gender identity ideology and how to advance it in America’s private schools. The 2023 conference, which will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, in early February, will specifically center around the theme “Educators & Students as Agents of Change: 2023 Change Begins with Me.” Past conferences have focused on “Indigenous Feminism & Queer Critique,” “Defining and redefining womanhood: the limits of language and the politics of gender,” and “Creating sex-positive, trans-inclusive health education.”

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/education/2023/01/18/gender-identity-conference-to-discuss-private-school-students-agents-change/

War Room: Brandon Showalter: ‘Dead Name’ Unveils Intimate Portrait of Parents Raising Trans-Identifying Kids

The family rupture side of the transgender movement.

Watch the 6:34 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v25xd0g-brandon-showalter-dead-name-unveils-intimate-portrait-of-parents-raising-tr.html

Watch the 2:20 minute Dead Name trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/deadname

Buttons: At Least 6% Of Students Identify As Transgender At One California School District, Data Analysis Finds

A new survey found soaring numbers of trans-identified students at California’s Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD). According to a data analysis on Reality’s Last Stand, an average of 6% of surveyed DJUSD students identified as neither male nor female during the 2020-2021 school year. Given the nature of the survey question, this number did not include students who identified as the opposite sex. “This floor estimate is nearly 4.3 times the national average, and 3 times California’s average,” the data analysis said. […]  When asked, “What is your gender?” 6% of 7th graders, 5% of 9th graders, 7% of 11th graders, and 16% of students attending an alternative school (continuation, community day, etc.) answered that they were “nonbinary” or “something else” besides male or female.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/at-least-6-of-students-identify-as-transgender-at-one-california-school-district-data-analysis-finds

Project Veritas: Teaching Lab’s Dr. Quintin Bostic Admits Violating State Law to Sell CRT Curriculums to Schools

Evil Salesman’ Admits Plan to Violate Georgia State Law by Secretly Indoctrinating Children with ‘Critical Race Theory’ Disguised as ‘Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion’ … ‘It’s Still Banned in Schools’ … ‘I Would Get Nailed’

Watch the 8:02 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwucVRj_mdc

LIBS FOR TIKTOK: THESE ARE THE PEOPLE TEACHING OUR  CHILDREN

Teacher laughs about bringing “political unrest” in her school by pushing pronouns, showing up with purple hair, and mocking the bible Watch the 59 second clip: https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1615133689100505089?cxt=HHwWgsDQuY3ijeosAAAA

LGBTQ activist admits the goal is to ‘confuse straight people and instill chaos’ Watch the 1:08 minute video:https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1614635275430371328?cxt=HHwWgIC9nc6Oq-gsAAAA

Non-binary elementary teacher shows lesson “they” use to teach students about pronouns including ey/em and ze/zir pronouns and what to do if you “misgender” someone. Watch the 56 second clip: https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1613969479020707840?cxt=HHwWgIDQtZSs_OUsAAAA

Elementary school teacher says educators shouldn’t use ‘boys and girls’ because society views boys and girls as being different and that needs to stop Watch the 56 second video:  https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1612874789449777152?cxt=HHwWgICyxevEiuIsAAAA

Non-binary teacher explains how sad it is that parents teach their kids there are only 2 genders and so “they” want to be more open with students about it.   Watch the 2:27 minute video: https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1612507215742525486?cxt=HHwW3ICzgZ6x4-AsAAAA

BIDEN’S COVID VACCINATION JAB MANDATES

Berenson: VERY URGENT: After four shots, Covid jabs sharply REDUCED immune function in mice

Mice who received more than four Covid vaccine jabs had a collapse in their ability to fight the coronavirus, Chinese researchers have found. The damage extended past antibodies, the immune system’s front line of defense against viruses and bacteria, to the T-cells that form the crucial backup.

The researchers reported the finding in a peer-reviewed paper published December 22 in the journal iScience. In surprisingly clear language, they warned: Our findings demonstrate potential risks with the continuous use of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters, providing immediate implications [emphasis added] for the global COVID-19 vaccination enhancement strategies. Later in the paper, the researchers were even more direct: . . .  […]  The finding has not been confirmed in humans. […]  The finding may help to explain why large epidemiological studies keep finding that people who have received multiple boosters are at higher risk for Omicron infection than unvaccinated people. Read more: https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/very-urgent-after-four-shots-covid

Zhang: Moderna and Regulatory Agencies Caught Leaving Out Bivalent Vaccine Data, Physicians Skeptical of Timing

Moderna and regulatory agencies did not present clinical data on bivalent shots at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committee meetings in June and September 2022, respectively. Presentations to the FDA and CDC advisory committee excluded data from Moderna’s own clinical study that showed bivalent boosters may be no better at preventing infections than previous booster shots. The data showed that among people who were never infected, 3.2 percent who took the bivalent booster got infected afterward, while 1.9 percent who took the monovalent booster were later infected.

Read more at The Epoch Times.

Austin: Well-Known Sportscaster: In 20 Years I’ve Never Seen This Many Stories About Young Athletes Dying

“In the world of sports, we need deep-dive investigations into whether the COVID shot is leading to more deaths of young, otherwise healthy people,” OutKick founder and sports writer Clay Travis said. While admitting the stories are anecdotal, Travis cited the tragic cases of Brown and Damar Hamlin before making his point. “Now, I have been writing and talking about sports for 20 years, nearly,” Travis said. “I don’t remember stories like this happening.” “I don’t remember stories about athletes walking on college campuses and suddenly dropping … But the number of high school, college, even pro-athletes who are suddenly just dropping all around the world seems to be a fairly substantial trend.” Maybe nothing unusual is happening. As Travis said, these are merely anecdotes. Or maybe, just maybe, we shouldn’t have forced young people to get the vaccine.

Read more: https://www.westernjournal.com/known-sportscaster-20-years-never-seen-many-stories-young-athletes-dying/

Kyrylenko: Dr. Andrew Huff: Covid Virus, mRNA Shots Were Co-Developed 

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 disease, could not possibly come from nature, but was the result of collaboration between the United States government, the University of North Carolina, and the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Moreover, the creation of the virus was linked to the development of mRNA Covid shots, which was a “joint operation between the Department of Defense and the intelligence community,” according to EcoHealth Alliance’s whistleblower Dr. Andrew Huff.

Watch the 21:347 minute interview: https://thenewamerican.com/dr-andrew-huff-covid-virus-mrna-shots-were-co-developed/

Read Dr. Huff’s bio: https://andrewhuff.com/

DEMOCRAT PARTY’S  CORRUPT & DANGEROUS MEDIA INDUSTRIAL  COMPLEX

(Your taxpayer dollars being used against you)  PBS Launching  ‘Unprecedented’ Climate Change Programming Effort: ‘Nothing Is a Greater Threat than Our Changing Climate’

“As we’ve seen in California over this last week, perhaps nothing is a greater threat than our changing climate,” PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger reportedly said Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour, referring to the torrential rains hitting the state. “And so we’re called to act.” Kerger said PBS is rolling out an “unprecedented multi-year effort” that will build on the more than 200 hours of climate-related programming already available for streaming. [NOTE:  PBS’ test run was going  all in to push out Covid fear and “vaccine” lies. Climate lies and fearmongering next on the agenda.] ]

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/18/pbs-launching-unprecedented-climate-change-programming-effort-nothing-is-a-greater-threat-than-our-changing-climate/

Revolver.news: Ruh roh: HBO’s new adult cartoon “Velma” is so cringe, it may singlehandedly bring down the entire woke empire…

The left’s woke movement may be coming to an end, and it won’t have anything to do with the right burning it down. Undoubtedly, we have gotten in some good hits, but the demise of the woke movement may ultimately come at the hands of the new HBO adult cartoon “Velma.”

Yes, this new cartoon is so godawful and cringeworthy that it may bring the entire woke empire crashing down. And that’s not hyperbole. The left is actually in a tizzy over this ghastly show, to the point where they’re now claiming the entire show is a “right-wing psyop” designed to mock, and make them look bad.

Do they really need help to look bad?  Read more/Watch the 7:43 minute video: https://www.revolver.news/2023/01/ruh-roh-hbos-new-adult-cartoon-velma-is-so-cringe-it-may-singlehandedly-bring-down-the-entire-woke-empire/

CLIMATE EMERGENCY = MORE POWER & CONTROL OVER OUR LIVES

Corsi: IPCC Climate Models Grossly Exaggerate ‘Global Warming’

Several recently published studies have provided methodological objections to alarmist IPCC global climate models that predict catastrophic global warming will result from anthropogenic CO2 atmospheric concentrations from burning hydrocarbon fuels. These studies indicate that a more accurate reading of the earth’s surface temperatures suggests global climate warming over the next few decades will be moderate. The studies further indicate that more precise surface temperature readings would seriously dampen the hysterical mass media demand for radical public policies requiring radical decarbonization to achieve Net Zero Emissions (NZE) as quickly as possible. In November 2022, meteorologist Roy Spencer, Ph.D., a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, published a ground-breaking study demonstrating that 36 climate models used to guide national policy may have exaggerated “global warming” over the last 50 years by as much as 50 percent. Specifically, Dr. Spencer utilized “a relatively new global dataset of urbanization changes over the previous 40-year period, 1975-2014, based on Landsat data to determine the average effect urbanization has had on surface temperatures.”

Read more at American Thinker.

(9/2022) Manheimer: While the Climate Always Has and Always Will Change, There Is no Climate Crisis

The emphasis on a false climate crisis is becoming a tragedy for modern civilization, which depends on relible, economic, and environmentally viable energy. The windmills, solar panels and backup batteries have none if these qualities. This falsehood is pushed by a powerful lobby which Bjorn Lomborg has called a climate industrial complex, comprising some scientists, most media, industrialists, and legislators. It has somehow managed to convince many that CO2 in the atmosphere, a gas necessary for life on earth, one which we exhale with every breath, is an environmental poison. Multiple scientific theories and measurements show that there is no climate crisis. Radiation forcing calculations by both skeptics and believers show that the carbon dioxide radiation forcing is about 0.3% of the incident radiation, far less than other effects on climate. Over the period of human civilization, the temperature has oscillated between quite a few warm and cold periods, with many of the warm periods being warmer than today. During geological times, it and the carbon dioxide level have been all over the place with no correlation between them.

Read more: https://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jsd/article/view/0/47745

Shedlock: The Best Video On Climate Change That You Will Ever See

Brilliant speech addressed to our ‘woke’ youth fighting #climatechange by Konstantine Kisin.

Watch the 6:58 minute: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2023/01/mike-mish-shedlock/the-best-video-on-climate-change-that-you-will-ever-see/

PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICALLY HAVE YOUR VOICES HEARD

War Room: Alvin Lui Shares how Organization Empowers Parents to Fight Indoctrination in the Classroom

Watch the 4:35 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v266x1c-alvin-lui-shares-how-organization-empowers-parents-to-fight-indoctrination-.html

(Advice to state legislatures) Sapir & Wright: How Not to Regulate Pediatric Gender Medicine

Three mistaken efforts state legislators should avoid. As the 2023–24 legislative session gets underway, a number of states have resolved to make “gender-affirming care” a central focus. In red states, this means restricting the controversial practice or trying to eliminate it altogether. Some states, including Alabama and Arkansas, will be defending previously passed bans in the courts. State efforts to restrict the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries to address (apparent) gender-related distress in youth make for good public policy. Yet even lawmakers on the morally and scientifically correct side of an issue risk overstepping by unintentionally proposing harmful or strategically counterproductive regulations. We write to warn of three such mistaken efforts. […]  Lawmakers can do much to protect children, restore parental authority, and mitigate the harms of ideological capture in the medical field. One of us, along with Manhattan Institute fellow John Ketcham, recently published an article outlining eight policy proposals states can adopt short of total bans. For states that do wish to pursue bans, the ideal is to limit those bans to minors, use civil rather than criminal penalties, include grandfather clauses for minors already on synthetic hormones, expand statutes of limitations for malpractice liability, and allow for private rights of action (against providers only). These proposals represent a more constructive way to regulate this issue.

Read more: https://www.city-journal.org/how-not-to-regulate-pediatric-gender-medicine

(Updated) War Room: Lindsey Graham: Delusional Trans School Board Member Uses Women’s Locker Room, Parents Protest Against Accommodation

Lindsey Graham (“the Patriot Barbie”) talks to host Steve Bannon about her fight to keep transgender women (biological men) out of women’s locker rooms and bathrooms. Watch video of a transgender school board member entering women’s locker rooms and bathrooms, as the police do nothing. The transgender elementary school board member uses the  girls bathroom at school events.

Watch the 9:54 minute interview: https://warroom.org/2023/01/18/lindsey-graham-delusional-trans-school-board-member-uses-womens-locker-room-parents-protest-against-accommodation/

Piper: The next Oberlin? Dumped professor sues college for calling her Muhammad depiction ‘Islamophobic’

Hamlin University might be the next Oberlin. Art history professor Erika Lopez Prater sued the Minnesota liberal arts school Wednesday for publicly defaming her as a bigot and not renewing her contract after a Muslim student complained that Prater showed depictions of holy figures including Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Administrators’ initial statements suggested Prater’s opt-out lesson was responsible for her departure, with diversity chief Davis Everett saying “it was decided” that she would leave “in lieu of this incident.” Administrators’ initial statements suggested Prater’s opt-out lesson was responsible for her departure, with diversity chief Davis Everett saying “it was decided” that she would leave “in lieu of this incident.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/nation/free-speech/next-oberlin-dumped-professor-sues-university-calling-her-muhammad-depiction

OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION

Greenfield: Amazon Replaces ‘Amazon Smile’ With its Woke Charity

“In 2013, we launched AmazonSmile to make it easier for customers to support their favorite charities. However, after almost a decade, the program has not grown to create the impact that we had originally hoped. With so many eligible organizations—more than 1 million globally—our ability to have an impact was often spread too thin.” That assertion is bizarre. Having 1 million organizations means an unprecedented impact. It also allowed its customers to decide the impact that their spending made. […]  Affordable and underserved. You know where this is going. Amazon is taking its marbles to score woke points and maximizing its “impact” by focusing on causes where it can pick up political influence. That’s not new. Most big corporations are doing this. But replacing Amazon Smile with woke corporate influence peddling to targeted identity politics groups is the slimy act of an extremely slimy company.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/amazon-replaces-amazon-smile-with-its-woke-charity/

AP: New program lets private citizens sponsor refugees in US

Everyday Americans will be able to help refugees adjust to life in the US in a program being launched by the State Department as a way to give private citizens a role in resettling the thousands of refugees who arrive every year. The State Department plans to announce the program, dubbed the Welcome Corps, on Thursday. The agency aims to line up 10,000 Americans who can help 5,000 refugees during the first year of the program. “By tapping into the goodwill of American communities, the Welcome Corps will expand our country’s capacity to provide a warm welcome to higher numbers of refugees,” according to the announcement.  Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/01/19/welcome-corps-lets-private-citizens-sponsor-refugees-in-us/

Kearns: Organization of ‘nonbinary scientists’ influences universities, professional organizations, publications

Universities, professional organizations, and scientific publications are noticing the advocacy from the International Society of Nonbinary Scientists (ISNBS). “The group was established in 2020 to combat the isolation of being the ‘only ones’ at our institutions,” a description on its website reads.

A recent article published by INTO shared feelings of exclusion and the institutional remedies that ISNBS has pursued within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One member told INTO that “‘stepping into a world where there’s not a lot of obvious nonbinary STEM members, there’s [sic] not programs, there’s not funding,’” and “‘there’s just not the same effort [to include trans people].’” […]  University STEM departments seem to reflect the approach of AAS, which conflates women and various gender identities. A recent article in the University of Wisconsin-Madison student newspaper interviewed a non-binary student, who referenced the Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) residential and learning community. “‘WISE is not for people who are women, it’s for anybody who can identify with the struggles of being a woman in STEM,’” the student told The Badger Herald.

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=21013

Kearns: Medical school faculty try, and fail, to investigate Florida surgeon general

Medical school faculty recently created a reporton Ladapo, who argued“against Covid-19 mRNA vaccination for young men,” citing studies on “cardiac-related mortality risk” in The Wall Street Journal. UF Vice President for Research David Norton told The Washington Post, “‘As this work was done by the Dr. Joseph Ladapo in his role as the state of Florida Surgeon General and not in his role as a UF faculty member, the UF Office of Research Integrity, Security and Compliance has no standing to consider the allegations or concerns regarding research integrity set forth in the Faculty Council task force report.’”

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=21017

McCotter: Human Composting: Goddess Gaia Demands a Final Tithe

Per the Daily Wire’s Ben Zeisloft, New York has joined five other states (Washington, Colorado, California, Oregon, and Vermont) in identifying another way the human scourge is devastating Goddess Gaia; and adopting legislation to improve the planet and preclude the climate apocalypse – human composting.[…]  Skeptics of apocalyptic environmental predictions often argue the climate cult is earth-worshipping neo-paganism hidden under a thin veneer of secularism and biased science. They contend that inside every climate cultist is a Malthusian misanthrope champing at the bit to curb the population to save the planet – starting with everyone but themselves. Further, these skeptics often characterize the climate cultists with images of pagans sacrificing their unfortunate captives and/or virgins into the volcano to appease their earth deities. Such characterizations are unfair to the climate cultists, for its sells them short. These pagans are not done with you even when you’re dead.

Read more: https://www.humanevents.com/2023/01/16/human-composting-goddess-gaia-demands-a-final-tithe

INTERNATIONAL

Alex Berenson Threadreader: 1/ There is just no easy way to say this: The recent UK and Euromomo death figures are frightening. In the last few weeks, deaths have surged to higher than any point since early 2021… 2/  . . .  3/. . .

Read more: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1615710658494070784.html

Eugyppius: Unvaccinated German care home worker, accused of sparking a November 2021 outbreak in her residence that left three elderly women dead, to face criminal trial

After a Corona outbreak that left three dead in a Hildesheim care home, a former employee will face trial in February…. She stands accused of one count of negligent homicide and two counts of negligent bodily injury, as well as forgery. The 45-year-old allegedly faked double vaccination against Corona by presenting a fake vaccine certificate … Despite the infection of her son, the woman was at first allowed to continue working in late November 2021. … She is alleged to have been infected without noticing, and initially transmitted the virus to a colleague during a coffee break. Thus, a “chain of infection is alleged to have been set in motion.”   Read more: https://www.eugyppius.com/p/unvaccinated-german-care-home-worker?

Hui: Church of England refuses to back same-sex marriage

The Church of England said Wednesday it will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time but same-sex couples still will not be allowed to marry in its churches. The decision followed five years of debate and consultation on the church’s position on sexuality. It is expected to be outlined in a report to the church’s national assembly, the General Synod, which meets in London next month. Under the proposals, the Church of England’s stance that the sacrament of matrimony is restricted to unions between one man and one woman will not change.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/church-england-refuses-back-same-sex-marriage-96502557

Kew: China’s Population Falls for First Time in Over 60 Years

According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the population of mainland China dropped by 850,000 in 2021, falling to 1.411 billion. The birth rate was 6.77 per thousand, lower than the death rate of 7.37 per thousand. In contrast, the birth rate in the United States in 2020 was 10.7 per thousand and the death rate was 10 per thousand, according to World Bank data. Being the world’s second-largest economy and most populous nation, China has been facing an aging population and low birth rates for several years. The last population decline in China was recorded in 1961, during Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward when tens of millions of people were either killed or perished from hunger. Despite lifting the one-child policy in 2015 to boost birth rates, it has continued to fall.

Read more: https://www.humanevents.com/2023/01/17/chinas-population-falls-for-first-time-in-over-60-years

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Resigns Before the October Election

Well, this is a shocker. Not that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern chose to resign; it’s a shock that she didn’t even try to admit she failed horribly in her handling of the COVID pandemic. For certain, this is part and parcel of why she chose to make this impromptu exit. Instead, Ardern gave an emotional, “Rah Rah” speech where she blathered on about “empathy,” and “strength.” Two things that she failed to show the people of New Zealand. […]  ould it have been because of this? Dear @jacindaardern. In this interview, you divided vaccinated and unvaccinated into different classes of people and justified the scandalous deprivation of fundamental rights for those who decided to not get the shot. Don’t you think it’s about time to resign? Oh wait…

Read more/Watch the two short clips:  https://redstate.com/jenniferoo/2023/01/18/new-zealand-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-resigns-before-the-october-election-n690627

(H/T GC) Colibasanu: Don’t Forget About Water in 2023

On Jan. 16, the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources announced that Beijing invested more than 1 trillion yuan ($148 billion) on water resource management in 2022, a whopping 44 percent increase from the previous year. Elsewhere, Pakistan suggested that water resource management projects need to become a priority for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor because by 2025 Pakistan is expected to be a water-scarce country. Weeks earlier, an Iranian official confirmed that 270 cities and towns were suffering from acute water shortage as water levels at dams dropped to critically low levels. […]  Indeed, water is so fundamental to geopolitics that it is often overlooked. Water supplies play critical roles in sustaining life, agriculture and industry. The supply levels themselves can fluctuate dramatically for reasons outside of a government’s control. However, given the increasing threat of water shortages and the consequences arising from them, governments are increasingly more aggressive in taking what action they can to ensure supply. Disputes over control of water resources historically end in violence. […]  Further instability in any of the three major players will likely have a spillover effect in the Middle East and beyond. A troubled Pakistan and Iran at the same time will certainly make Turkey and Saudi Arabia nervous. And what happens in China – one of the world’s largest consumers of resources and one of its biggest economic engines – matters to the rest of the world. Factory shutdowns due to water shortages in post-pandemic China would trigger new supply chain shocks affecting both Europe and the U.S. Neither is decoupled enough from the Chinese powerhouse to ignore such shocks.

Read more: https://geopoliticalfutures.com/dont-forget-about-water-in-2023/

Laad: Canada launches drastic new ‘alcohol guidance’ rules

Canada recently updated its alcohol consumption guidelines for 2023. The recommendations are that zero alcohol is the only risk-free approach. A maximum of two drinks each week was deemed low risk. The previous edition of the guidelines recommended a maximum of 10 drinks a week for women and 15 drinks for men. The guidelines also recommend mandatory warning labels for all alcoholic beverages. This is part of a nearly 90-page report, from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), that details the health risks associated with what was previously considered low alcohol consumption.

[…] We simply cannot deny responsible adults of their rights just because a few irresponsible or ailing individuals will abuse them. Governments have no business interfering in business, be it personal or commercial. Canada is crossing a line with these measures.

Read more at American Thinker

Tennant: Ukrainian Refugees Go Home for Healthcare They Can’t Get From U.K.’s Socialist System

“Due [to] the NHS [National Health Service] pressures and long waiting lists for procedures, Ukrainians living with families across the UK are taking the perilous trip back into a war zone where they are treated by doctors immediately despite Russian bombardments of their towns and cities,” reported David Parsley of inews.co.uk. According to Parsley, “Soon after President Vladimir Putin sent Russian troops into Ukraine on 24 February last year, the UK Government announced that all refugees from the country would be permitted free and full access to NHS services.” Of course, as with anything that appears to be free, the NHS is overused and stretched to the breaking point. Adding over 150,000 more potential patients to its rolls overnight could only exacerbate its problems. Former Kyiv resident Maiia Habruk, who was staying with a couple in southeast London, sought treatment from her local hospital. Parsley recounted her story:

Read more: https://thenewamerican.com/ukrainian-refugees-go-home-for-healthcare-they-cant-get-from-u-k-s-socialist-system/

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