Daily News Roundup

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Seth Smith contributor to Brownstone Institute: Not only do we once again live under the imminent threat of atomic annihilation, as our global “leaders” continue to play out a 21st-century version of Dr. Strangelove, but Covid offered an opportunity to further militarize and subordinate society. For let’s call lockdowns what they were: martial law.

Issue & Insights Editorial Board: If you want to know what will be labeled as disinformation tomorrow, just look at whatever is on the left’s agenda today.

Louis Markos contributor to The Imaginative Conservative: The final and logical upshot of the materialist worldview is either an amoral nihilism that seeks only personal pleasure or a sentimental relativism that says “that everybody has his or her own view of what is good, and that everybody just ought to be nice to everyone else” (170). Dr. Esolen identifies the former ism with the male of the species and the second with the female, concluding, in one of his wittiest and most memorable lines, that “[r]elativism is nihilism for girls” (171).

Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Black lives can’t matter, if black murders don’t matter. And since the vast majority of black murder victims are killed by black perpetrators, there’s no way to stop black murders without arresting and locking up black perpetrators. As David Horowitz wrote in,  I Can’t Breathe: How A Racial Hoax is Killing America, “The false charge of ‘systemic racism’ is a convenient cover for the Left’s inability to identify actual racists directly responsible for inequalities in American life.” The inequalities in bringing the perpetrators of black murders to justice and preventing future killings can be attributed to the systemic racism of denying black people police services.

David Gortler contributor to Brownstone Institute: In approving Paxlovid, the Biden White House and the FDA also seemed to deliberately ignore hundreds of clinical trials conducted on hundreds of thousands of patients detailing the established safety and efficacy of IVM and HCQ.  Like many other things the Biden White House implements, they force through a multitude of ideas, concepts and public health mandates which “seem” like they could work, but without the requisite conclusive scientifically obtained evidence that they will work.

Seth Smith contributor to Brownstone Institute: What the Covid mania revealed is that much of the medical-industrial complex, like the military-industrial complex, is part of a system of hierarchical relationships that only truly benefits those in power.

The Right Scoop: Kirby says Biden believes that gain-of-function research is necessary to PREVENT pandemics. Prevent. Yeah, he said that. So I guess the followup should be, does he mean pandemics like the one gain-of-function helped create that just killed nearly 7 million people in the last three years???

David Strom contributor to Hot Air: My experience with academics has given me a healthy skepticism about the value of degrees as markers for sound judgment. Obviously, I am more likely to trust a person trained in a field on a technical matter than somebody who isn’t, but I also know that overeducation leads to overconfidence and even to a tendency to accept pure idiocy as wisdom.

Rikki Schlott columnist for the NY Post: More than half (52%) of professors reported being “afraid of losing their jobs or reputations because someone misunderstands something they said or did, takes it out of context, or posts something from their past online.” Some 72% of conservative faculty members and 56% of moderates felt this way, while 40% of liberal faculty members did.

Jordan Boyd contributor to The Federalist: No business would advertise using a white guy in blackface. Yet many major brands are fine with paying a delusional male to sell to real women.


Deplorable Social: Fox News Massive Failure Trying to Promote DeSantis over Trump MAGA

Watch the 55 second Fox clip: https://rumble.com/v2b9qj2-fox-news-massive-failure-trying-to-promote-desantis-over-trump-maga.html


Shurk: The World Economic Forum’s ‘AI Enslavement’ is Coming for YOU!

  • For every peaceful religious community seeking separation from modern civilization, there is a power-hungry tyrant seeking to impose his will upon everyone else.
  • Although the World Economic Forum (WEF) has spent the last 50 years organizing conferences, publishing policy proposals, and connecting global leaders in industry, banking, information technology, intelligence gathering, military strategy and politics, its mission objective is remarkably simple: the smartest, best people in the world should rule everyone else.
  • The WEF is nothing new. Its foundations have been around at least since the time of Plato, when two and a half millennia ago the Greek philosopher proposed that the ideal city-state would be ruled by “philosopher kings.” Just as Plato surveyed the world and predictably concluded that people from his own vocation should logically govern everyone else, the World Economic Forum’s global “elites” have come to a strikingly similar determination…. to no-one’s surprise, those same “philosopher kings” have nominated themselves to do the ruling. How convenient.
  • Should [Klaus Schwab] and the WEF clan pull it off, they will do so by using technology to enfeeble, rather than empower, the human race. Already, people have become familiar with the new terms of their future enslavement. Central bank digital currencies will allow governments not only to track every citizen’s income and purchase history in real time but also to limit what a person may spend depending upon government-determined social credit scores, perceived infractions of the “common good,” or perhaps unfair possession of “systemic privilege.”

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19427/ai-enslavement-wef

Hoft: World Economic Forum Panelist Boasts the Globalists Are Working on Tracking Where You Shop, What You Eat, Where You Travel and How You Travel (VIDEO)

Canadian Alibaba President J. Michael Evans bragged at the recent Global Economic Forum that the globalists are working on a tracking system that monitors where you shop, what you eat, how you travel and where you travel. The Tech Giants and government may be doing that already. t’s time to wake up, people. What happens after the data collection stage is where it really gets scary.

Read more/ Watch the 25 second clip: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/world-economic-forum-panelist-boasts-the-globalists-are-working-on-tracking-where-you-shop-what-you-eat-where-you-travel-and-how-you-travel-video/

Sundance: Stacy Abrams in Nigeria to Assist U.S. “Election Efforts” in Oil Rich African Country Amid Election Turmoil

Everything about the progressive worldview of control is connected; the trick is to identify the priority that forms the motive of the connection.  In the example of U.S. involvement in assisting the control efforts of Nigerian progressives, the priority is energy and the climate change agenda. Georgia’s twice-failed leftist gubernatorial candidate, Stacy Abrams, joins the globalist cause in seeking to “assist election efforts” in Africa’s oil rich nation of Nigeria. If you have followed the geopolitical bouncing ball, you will likely have context for the priorities of western political leadership as it pertains to controlling African democracies. The larger picture is the World Economic Forum and the Western Leadership alignment to control energy development in the African continent.  In addition to vast mineral deposits, there are oil and natural gas interests. […]  Ultimately, from the position of the western alliance, it’s all about control. Domestically, or extended into U. S foreign policy, the outlook is exactly the same, “CONTROL.”  Controlling elections, ultimately controlling who is installed such that globalist policy is maintained, the western alliance and WEF priority.

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/02/28/stacy-abrams-in-nigeria-to-assist-u-s-election-efforts-in-oil-rich-african-country-amid-election-turmoil/


War Room: UN Disallows All Energy Transfers To Third World Nation Unless Renewable Energy Source Utilized

The former president of Mitsubishi Power Systems, Dave Walsh is interviewed.

Watch the 12:35 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2b9urk-un-disallows-all-energy-transfers-to-third-world-nation-unless-renewable-en.html


Sundance: Full Interview Video – FBI Director Chris Wray Defends Organization from Criticism: “Not a Single FBI Investigation Handled Inappropriately”

It is almost too difficult to encapsulate the amount of parseltongue that flows so easily from Director Wray. Even when given specific examples of FBI storm troopers over aggressive tactics against targets, and examples of hypocrisy within FBI actions of similar situations that were handled completely differently, Chris Wray swears there is no actual difference present. […]  If being obtuse was a crime, Chris Wray would be a career criminal.

Read more/ Watch the 19:58 minute interview: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/03/01/full-interview-video-fbi-director-chris-wray-defends-organization-from-criticism-not-a-single-fbi-investigation-handled-inappropriately/


Just the News Staff: Justices question Biden lawyer on president’s authority to forgive student loans, sidestep Congress

Justices at the Supreme Court on Tuesday sharply questioned whether the White House has the authority to wipe out hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt unilaterally and without any congressional involvement, suggesting the high court could deal a fatal blow to what is arguably President Joe Biden’s highest-profile initiative thus far in his presidency.

Read more:  https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/supreme-court-justices-consider-bidens-student-loan-forgiveness-authority


Jerkovich: Kirk Cameron, Riley Gaines And ‘Duck Dynasty’ Alum Missy Robertson Harassed By Library Staff At Faith-Based Story Hour

Kirk Cameron, swim champion Riley Gaines and “Duck Dynasty” alum Missy Robertson said they were harassed by staff at a library in Tennessee where they spoke about traditional values about faith and family.In the week leading up to the preapproved faith-based story hour event, Cameron’s publisher Brave Books said they had started to get pushback from the director at the Hendersonville library Allan Morales, Fox News reported. The publisher said Morales “did not want a movement coming to his library” after learning who Cameron was and that he would be joined by Robertson and Gaines. However, the publisher said when the “library’s board of directors and the community” learned this, they were for the story hour and “the library staff backed down.” […]  “We are supposed to live in a country where we have freedom of speech, freedom of religion,” she added. “Which those both were things that myself and Missy and Kirk were exercising. And to have people look at you like you don’t belong … is disgusting. And this was in my hometown, I was like, this was supposed to happen in California, not Tennessee.” Robertson said, “This did not happen in California or New York, this happened in Nashville. People are moving from CA and NY to Nashville to get away from this kind of stuff. I told my husband and my father-in-law today, they are coming for our children … I saw it with my own eyes on Saturday and it scared me to death.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/kirk-cameron-riley-gaines-and-duck-dynasty-alum-missy-robertson-harassed-by-library-staff-at-faith-based-story-hour

Cleveland: 6 Ways The Censorship Complex Silences Speech It Doesn’t Want You To Say Or Hear

Thanks to the Censorship Complex, Americans are no better off than the citizens of authoritarian countries with state-controlled media. 1. Big Tech Censored Speech It Didn’t Like   While Twitter censored certain speech as part of its coordination with other partisan actors, Twitter also censored speech in the normal course of its operations. And because Twitter was staffed heavily by Democrats, it was mostly conservative voices that were silenced. As the “Twitter Files” revealed, “Twitter had a huge toolbox for controlling the visibility of any user, including a ‘Search Blacklist’ (for Dan Bongino), a ‘Trends Blacklist’ for Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and a ‘Do Not Amplify’ setting for conservative activist Charlie Kirk.” As one insider explained, the visibility filtering is a “very powerful tool” “to suppress what people see.” […]  2. Twitter Coordinated with Intel Agencies . . .

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/01/6-ways-the-censorship-complex-silences-speech-it-doesnt-want-you-to-say-or-hear/


Mac Farlane: Tucker Carlson’s staff could view but not record Jan. 6 footage, GOP lawmaker says

Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s staff was permitted to view but not record portions of some 41,000 hours of police videos documenting the events of Jan. 6, 2021, with the opportunity to request copies of some of the clips under an agreement reached with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s office, according to the high-ranking Republican member of the committee that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police. Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, who chairs a subcommittee of the House Committee on Administration, told CBS News that a screening station was set up for the Fox News team to view videos from the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The staffers were not allowed to record or remove any of the videos from the screening area, he said. The Fox News team “may request any particular clips they may need, then we’ll make sure there’s nothing sensitive, nothing classified, including escape routes,” Loudermilk said. “We don’t want al Qaeda to know certain things.”

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tucker-carlson-fox-news-january-6-police-videos/ 

War Room: Republicans Have Made ZERO Movement On Investigations

Mike Davis Article III Project  founder and president is interviewed.

Watch the 12:50 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2b9t7q-republicans-have-made-zero-movement-on-investigations.html

Politico: The House Freedom Caucus is working on a budget blueprint to present to colleagues in the coming weeks.

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) said he, along with other caucus members, are discussing what they want to see reflected in a budget plan so they can get it “squared away” and be back on a fiscally responsible path.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/minutes/congress/02-28-2023/hfc-budget-blueprint/

The Center Square Staff: Military leaders summoned to testify before House about impact of COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Military leaders will testify Tuesday before the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee about the impact of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on DOD employees and military service members. […]   The hearing is being held after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had until Feb. 21 to provide information to the committee requested by Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Rep. Mike Rogers, R-AL, and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel Jim Banks, R-IN. After Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act requiring the DOD to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and President Joe Biden signed it into law last December, Rogers and Banks sent Austin a letter requesting that he provide them with his plan to implement the statutory requirement.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/military-leaders-called-testify-about-impact-covid-19-vaccine-mandate

Solender: GOP pushes to give Capitol security footage to Jan. 6 defendants

House Republicans are pushing to give defendants in ongoing Jan. 6 riot cases access to raw Capitol surveillance footage from the day of the attack. Driving the news: “It is our intention to make available any relevant videos and documents on a case-by-case basis as requested by attorney’s representing defendants,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), chair of the House Administration Committee’s oversight subpanel, said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2023/02/28/house-republicans-jan-6-footage

Brown: Jim Jordan Wants to Know Why DOJ Hasn’t Appointed a Special Counsel for Hunter Biden

While U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed special counsels to probe the handling of classified documents by President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, he has not appointed one to handle investigations of Hunter Biden — and that has House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) curious.  So, to get some answers with his power as chairman of the powerful Judiciary Committee, Jordan sent a letter to AG Garland on Tuesday looking to get his hands on some documents to better understand the situation and conduct oversight of Biden’s Department of Justice.

Read more: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2023/02/28/jim-jordan-wants-to-know-why-doj-hasnt-appointed-a-special-counsel-for-hunter-biden-n2620075


Rigolizzo: ‘Never Seen A Witness Stonewall Like This’: Hawley Goes Off On Biden Nominee Who Refuses To Own Up To Her Social Media Posts

Republican Missouri Senator Josh Hawley grilled the Biden administration’s national Archivist nominee on Tuesday over her overtly partisan tweets. In a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday, Hawley took to task the nominee, Dr. Colleen Shogan, over tweets she wrote blasting Republican politicians and COVID policies. Shogan locked her Twitter account when she was nominated to lead the National Archives and Records Administration, but Hawley obtained several of her posts anyway. Exasperated after she repeatedly refused to answer for her statements, Hawley blasted Shogan for stonewalling.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/never-seen-a-witness-stonewall-like-this-hawley-goes-off-on-biden-nominee-who-refuses-to-own-up-to-her-social-media-posts

Meads: ‘Declassify The Intelligence’: Hawley Is Right; COVID Origins Info Should Be Released To Public

Hawley isn’t alone in calling for more sunlight on the issue — at least one former key Trump administration official from the Department of Energy is calling for transparency as well. Both men are correct in demanding that the public have access to that information after years of unanswered questions and secrecy on the topic. The Daily Wire reported that Wray told Fox News’ Bret Baier that “the FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the origins of the pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/declassify-the-intelligence-hawley-is-right-covid-origins-info-should-be-released-to-public


Arama: WATCH: Chinese Virologist Says China ‘Intentionally Released’ COVID All Over World

As we reported, a Department of Energy report said the theory that COVID leaked from the Chinese Wuhan Institute of Virology is the “most likely” explanation for its emergence. […]  Now Chinese virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan has gone even further on Tucker Carlson’s show, saying that the DOE finding was important, but also that there was more to the story.

Read more/Watch the 2:51 minute interview: https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/02/28/watch-chinese-virologist-says-china-intentionally-released-covid-all-over-world-n709584

Saavedra: Communist China Threatens Elon Musk For Drawing Attention To Origins Of Coronavirus Pandemic

Communist China was angered this week with business titan Elon Musk for drawing attention to a social media post about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. The incident happened after the Department of Energy recently concluded that the pandemic originated in a lab accident in Wuhan, China, an assessment that FBI Director Chris Wray said on Tuesday the FBI agrees with.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/communist-china-threatens-elon-musk-for-drawing-attention-to-origins-of-coronavirus-pandemic


Hubbard: Army secretary predicts China will attack US homeland if ‘major war’ breaks out

“The United States homeland would be at risk as well with both kinetic attacks and non-kinetic attacks – whether it’s cyberattacks on the power grid or on pipelines,” Wormuth said Monday at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Kinetic military action is a euphemism for active warfare, including the use of lethal force, according to Politico. Non-kinetic action includes soft force such as diplomacy and cyberspace operations. Wormuth also said the Chinese attacks would be used to lower U.S. morale.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/security/army-secretary-predicts-china-will-attack-us-homeland-if-major-war-breaks-out

Sundance: Well, there it is – NATO General Secretary Says Ukraine Will Definitely Become a NATO Member Once Conflict with Russia Concludes

After the western alliance previously swore that NATO would not put any member NATO state on the doorstep of Russia, a promise that was weak and viewed by many as false – ultimately influencing the decision by Russia, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said today that Ukraine will be joining NATO as soon as the conflict is concluded. […]  Do you really believe the United States would be okay with Russia establishing forward military bases in Mexico or Canada?  Why should Russia permit U.S. and NATO military bases on its borders?

Read more/ Watch the 1:15 minute clip: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/02/28/well-there-it-is-nato-general-secretary-states-ukraine-will-definitely-become-a-nato-member-once-conflict-with-russia-concludes/

Crowley: The Ukraine War Will Continue As Long As Joe Biden Illegitimately Occupies The White House

Watch the 12:4o minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2b9nwc-crowley-the-ukraine-war-will-continue-as-long-as-joe-biden-illegitimately-o.html

Harsanyi: Questioning Biden’s Ukraine Policy Doesn’t Make You An ‘Isolationist’

It’s not exactly a sign of a healthy democratic discourse that it’s virtually impossible to ask a critical question about the United States’ role in the Ukraine-Russia conflict without being smeared as a Putin apologist or an “isolationist.” We’ve been bombarded with bromides about a civilizational struggle that pits the forces of autocracy and liberalism against each other. “It’s not just about freedom in Ukraine,” Biden tells us. “It’s about freedom of democracy at large.” Yet Ukraine — which, before the war, regularly slotted in somewhere beneath Burma, Mexico, and Hungary on those silly “democracy matrixes” left-wingers used to love — isn’t any kind of liberal democracy. Maybe one day it will be. Today Ukraine still shutters churches and restricts the free press. Maybe you believe those are justifiable actions during wartime, but under no definition are they liberal. Ukraine has never been a functioning “democracy.” Its people defend its borders and sovereignty in the face of a powerful expansionist aggressor. That’s good enough.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/01/questioning-bidens-ukraine-policy-doesnt-make-you-an-isolationist/


Meiga: Toxic Clouds and Spy Balloons

How the Biden administration bungled two recent crises. They eventually wore Pete Buttigieg down. For weeks, the Transportation secretary had resisted calls to visit the site of the East Palestine, Ohio, train wreck. He thought it best to “stay out of the way” of National Transportation Safety Board investigators, he told CBS News. Buttigieg—whose signature priorities at the Department of Transportation have been the removal of “racist” highways and the rollout of electric vehicles—at first seemed annoyed at having to focus on a simple railroad accident; “there are roughly 1,000 cases a year of a train derailing,” he told one reporter. His implication was that a Transportation secretary couldn’t be expected to visit every Podunk town where a train winds up in a ditch. But finally, on February 23, he made time to travel to the blue-collar community where a Norfolk Southern freight train had spilled toxic chemicals nearly three weeks before. Visiting the troubled region the day after former president Donald Trump had passed out free Big Macs and bottles of “Trump Water” was less than ideal. And Buttigieg—unlike Trump—hardly looked happy to be there.

Read more: https://www.city-journal.org/toxic-clouds-and-spy-balloons

(Biden’s America Last policy) Nick Sortor gives update on East Palestine, Ohio

Watch the 8:25 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2bb5uq-nick-sortor-gives-update-on-east-palestine-ohio.html

War Room: Democrats’ Lower Energy Reserves Poise The U.S. For An Energy Disaster As Temperatures Rises

The former president of Mitsubishi Power Systems, Dave Walsh is interviewed. Shortages already exist in our country and are growing.

Watch the 6 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2b9vm4-democrats-lower-energy-reserves-poise-the-u.s.-for-an-energy-disaster-as-te.html

Moss: WARNING! When You Accept Their Language, You Accept Their Ideology

Play a little game? Changing language changes how we think. Facts are objective facts, but if you lose the ability to describe and communicate them, reality can get lost in an obscuring mist. When words are redefined to mean something completely opposite to their original meanings, you lose the ability to judge things critically. Reality itself becomes insubstantial. When you accept their language, you accept their ideology. OK: so who’s “them?” Simple: the ones who seek to change the language. Who suddenly uses completely different terms and demands you do the same? Who is it that tells you your longtime words now mean something different? That’s the “they.” And once you’ve identified the players, you’ll know the game.

Read more: https://100percentfedup.com/warning-when-you-accept-their-language-you-accept-their-ideology/

Smith: Five Lessons from Three Years of Authoritarianism

Three years ago few of us knew the impending storm that was brewing; one that would upend the very fabric of global democracy, destroy whole communities, businesses and families and cause a vast number of children and adolescents to become unmoored and disengage from society, among many other deleterious outcomes.  Perhaps most chilling of all has been the sinister turn in those three years of what was once seemingly a force for good, “public health;” which changed into a punitive and authoritarian entity that wilfully engages in iatrogenesis and the disenfranchisement of those skeptical of the medical-industrial complex through widespread and draconian vaccine mandates. In retrospect, America in February of 2020 seems like a libertarian, innocent age compared to our current one. We did not live under the shadow of possible nuclear holocaust. Everyday life was devoid of the nanny-state elements of our current age. Many of us had gone through life never quite knowing what the destructive power of a government run amok looked like.  Now we know.

Read more: https://brownstone.org/articles/five-lessons-from-three-years-of-authoritarianism/


Greenfield: Black Murders Matter

In the 1960s, 90% of murders were solved. That fell to 75% in 1980, and 60% in 2000. In the year of Black Lives Matter, the homicide clearance rate fell so low that it became a ‘coin flip’. The media reported that only 50% of murders were being solved. What was less reported was that this mainly reflected a drop in solving black murders. Homicide clearance rates for white people have actually improved since the 1980s and reached a high during the Obama administration even as black homicide clearance rates dropped catastrophically. In the 70s, 80% of the murders of black people were solved. Under Obama, only 60% were. As the Freedom Center had previously revealed in its investigative reporting, Black Lives Matter, its allied police defunding, decarceration and decriminalization movement helped lead to a nearly 30% surge in murders with 2,244 more black people being murdered.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/black-murders-matter/


Boyd: Big Businesses Like KitchenAid Display Hatred For Women By Hiring Men In Costumes For Ads

TikTok performer Dylan Mulvaney, 26, says taking drugs, dressing up in bikinis, wearing makeup and bows, having sleepovers, and being nervous to rideshare without friends make him a girl, something anyone with a brain or eyes knows is not true. Despite his sickening distortion of femininity while performing as a transgender man, Mulvaney is rewarded. Most recently, Mulvaney’s deluded belief that feathers and sparkles indicate womanhood granted him a front-page spot in KitchenAid’s 2023 Color of the Year campaign launch and newsletter. Among pictures of dolled-up women ready to use their bright pink countertop appliances is Mulvaney, a biological man who launched an online career based on his absurd belief that “girlhood” is an ensemble anyone can take off or put on whenever he wants. […]  Big businesses like KitchenAid won’t admit it, but by partnering with men masquerading as women in their advertising, they are showing complete contempt for the women they claim to support and empower.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/02/28/big-businesses-like-kitchenaid-display-hatred-for-women-by-hiring-men-in-costumes-for-ads/


(A critical change) Arcand: Arizona to Reward School Districts Abandoning Social Emotional Learning

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is offering a grant to schools that take up an alternative to the controversial education practice known as social and emotional learning. Horne is asking schools to instead try a program called The Six Pillars of Character, which was developed by Drake University that emphasizes six traits that they want students to adopt. An application for public and charter schools for the grant will open on March 1, according to the statement.

Read more: https://pricklypear.news/arizona-to-reward-school-districts-abandoning-social-emotional-learning/

(What is Social Emotional Learning?) Maynes:  The ‘New’ Fad Corrupting Our Schoolchildren Is Not So New

SEL is doing what it was initially intended to do: instill a new value system including socialism, population control, radical environmentalism, and LBGT.  With socialist workforce training and radical sex instead of academic learning, America now has a crazed youth and the dumbest workforce in the industrialized world.  This is a catastrophic threat to our national economy. Unless SEL is abolished entirely, it will continue as has Common Core and create irreversible damage.  Since the purpose of public education is to educate youths for a Marxist society, abolishing SEL is merely a pipe dream.  The only solution is a mass exodus from public education before it’s too late.

Read more at American Thinker.

Patten: 6th Grader Reads from Lurid Library Book at Windham Middle School

Parents in Windham are battling with left-wing activists and members of the school board over books in the school library that feature cartoon images of children having sex and lurid passages about sexual encounters between minors. At immediate issue are two books – one in the middle school and one at the high school library – that depict graphic sexual activities. More broadly, in objecting to these materials, parents feel the school, and its governing board, are trying to shut them out. Knox Zajac, an 11–year-old sixth grader, spoke up at a school board meeting last week to read aloud from the illustrated romance for teenagers, “Nick and Charlie,” that he had checked out of his school’s library. The story begins with two early teen boys stealing wine from their parents and proceeding to experiment sexually with one another.

Read more/Watch the 4:29 minute video: https://www.themainewire.com/2023/02/6th-grader-reads-from-lurid-library-book-at-windham-middle-school/

War Room: Over 20% Of America’s Children Now Identify As Transgender, Terry Schilling Reports

Watch the 10:45 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2b9pzc-over-20-of-americas-children-now-identify-as-transgender-terry-schilling-re.html


(Pushing back) Kory: The Premature Use Of Mechanical Ventilation in the First Wave of the Covid Pandemic

f all the Covid “rabbit holes” I have gone down, each one then led to me entering an often public “science battle,” only some of which I have “won.” But I did win a few, none more successful than when I immediately shut down the shocking and rapidly spreading obsessive practice by ER and ICU doctors with putting Covid patients on ventilators “early.” As the Chief of the Critical Care Service and Medical Director of the Trauma and Life Support Center at the University of Wisconsin (we called the center “the TLC” for short but basically it was just the name for the main ICU at UW), I was one of the more experienced ICU clinicians. I was also known as a “vent geek.” In fact, one of the reasons why I became a pulmonary and critical care doc stemmed from an early fascination with operating mechanical ventilators. Subsequently, I have long taught taught the management of acute respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation to medical students, residents, and fellows. One of my core teaching points focused on identifying the optimal timing for the decision to transition a patient to a mechanical ventilator.

Read more: https://brownstone.org/articles/the-premature-use-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-first-wave-of-the-covid-pandemic/

(Pushing  back) Nash & Kane: Statement From Medical Professionals & Scientists Supporting Parental Rights and Medical Freedom

We have obtained over 500 signatures of physicians and medical professionals so far, and that number is growing rapidly. You can view all of these signatures here. Executive Summary  There is no scientific rationale for continuing any COVID-19 mandates in 2023 and beyond. Mask and vaccine exemptions must be offered at the discretion of the physician and patient as opposed to one-size-fits-all government edicts. Parental rights and decisions must be preserved to ensure the health and well-being of their children. The ability of medical professionals to speak freely to their patients and the public must not be compromised.

Read more: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/community-forum/statement-from-medical-professionals-supporting-parental-rights-and-medical-freedom/


Grenda: The Story of Brianne Dressen

Prior to her trial participation, Ms. Dressen was not a person of significant public influence. But she used her experience of injury and suffering to turn herself into one, on behalf of others. We need additional voices to do the same, as many as we can get. So although this might irk and aggravate some, and it might anger and offend others, we need more from Damar Hamlin. Or more precisely, we need him to change course, which, at the very least, could start with accepting the offer of a free exam from a “world class medical team” at a location of his choosing. That would involve but a nanoparticle amount of the courage expected of the similarly aged men who stormed Tarawa, or of the even younger women like Claudette Colvin who combated injustice.

Read more: https://brownstone.org/articles/the-story-of-brianne-dressen/


Markos: The Demolition of the Western Mind

Secular liberal political and educational leaders do not acquire their power by proving their points logically. Rather, like advertisers, they gain and hold power “by keeping people in a continual state of fear, hatred, resentment, or vindictiveness” (19). They invite us to join them in their delusions and to live in the Unreal City that they have built. And they do this, in great part, by forcing reality to bend to their manipulation of language. How are they able to accomplish this? Because they know that we “want to believe that our words can alter reality: we want to believe that we can, by linguistic magic, negate the Word through whom all things were made, and the things themselves” (40). By alluding to the Prologue of John’s Gospel (1:1-18), Dr. Esolen makes clear that their attack on the real meaning of words is also, and ultimately, an attack on that God who is the Logos: a Greek word that not only means “word,” but “logic” and “reason” as well.

Read more: https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2023/02/sex-unreal-city-demolition-western-mind-anthony-esolen-louis-markos.html

Schlott: More than half of college professors bite their tongues over cancel culture fears

Academic freedom is under siege. A new survey from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) reveals professors are shutting their mouths and biting their tongues out of fear of being canceled. In their newly released report “The Academic Mind in 2022,” FIRE (where I’ve been a fellow since 2021) surveyed nearly 1,500 professors from colleges and universities across the country. The results show mass self-censorship and a widespread fear that saying the wrong thing could cost them their reputations — or even their jobs. “I’ve been defending free speech on campus for twenty-two years now, and it was clear that things have been getting much worse over the past couple years,” FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff told me. “But looking at these numbers, it’s even worse than I thought.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/02/28/new-survey-reveals-college-professors-fear-of-being-canceled/

Weiss: Dishonor Code: What Happens When Cheating Becomes the Norm?

When it was time for Sam Beyda, then a freshman at Columbia University, to take his Calculus I midterm, the professor told students they had 90 minutes. But the exam would be administered online. And even though every student was expected to take it alone, in their dorms or apartments or at the library, it wouldn’t be proctored. And they had 24 hours to turn it in. “Anyone who hears that knows it’s a free-for-all,” Beyda told me. Beyda, an economics major, said students texted each other answers; looked up solutions on Chegg, a crowdsourced website with answers to exam questions; and used calculators, which were technically verboten. He finished the exam in under an hour, he said. Other students spent two or three hours on it. Some classmates paid older students who had already taken the course to do it for them. “Professors just don’t care,” he told me.

Read more: https://www.thefp.com/p/dishonor-code-what-happens-when-cheating


Justice: Cori Bush Married Her Unlicensed Security Guard While Calling To Defund Police

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., married her unlicensed security guard to whom she funneled campaign cash while condemning police protection for poor people, according to a new report from Fox News.

Bush, a member of the left-wing “squad” in the lower chamber, dished out $60,000 for private security last year provided by her now-husband, Cortney Merritts. Merritts, however, has no private security license, and a Fox News open-records request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department turned up empty.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/01/cori-bush-married-her-unlicensed-security-guard-while-calling-to-defund-police/


(Democrat Party Americans Last policy) Project Veritas: AMERICANS LAST: Whistleblower Video Confirms Chicago Housing Authority Leaving Homeless Americans on Streets in Favor of Migrants in Housing Application … ‘They Are Prioritizing Immigrants Over Americans’

Project Veritas released a new video today showing the harsh conditions that the American homeless population endures because of limited resources that are being prioritized for the influx of illegal immigrants in the city.

[…] Beatrice, Homeless Whistleblower: “The mayor [of Chicago] has not signed the bill for Americans to be permanently placed.” Rod, Homeless Male: “They told me that those [migrant] families were a priority over us.” Rod: “So, I was denied regular clothing. When they told me they didn’t have any — but I sat there for like, a good 30-45 minutes watching them [migrants] come out of the back with brand new stuff.” Rod: “I went to check my status for housing. I was number 20 on the list, but now it went to 67 because they had to prioritize the illegal immigrants, and I’m like, that’s so unfair. I’ve been waiting three years on this list.”

Read more/Watch the 7:39 minute undercover video: https://www.projectveritas.com/news/americans-last-whistleblower-video-confirms-chicago-housing-authority/

WGN News: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot concedes in 2023 election

Watch the 2:27 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2peAJNmzkvo

Saavedra: Twitter Unveils New Changes On Platform Surrounding Its Policy On Violence

“We’ve made a few changes to our policies around violent content and similar language,” the company said in a statement. “Today, we’ve officially launched our Violent Speech policy, which prohibits violent threats, wishes of harm, glorification of violence, and incitement of violence.” “Twitter has a zero-tolerance approach towards Violent Speech, and in most cases, we will suspend any account violating this policy,” the statement added. “For less severe violations, we may require you to delete the content before you can access your account again.” […]  The company’s new policy explicitly states that users are not allowed to “threaten to inflict physical harm on others, which includes (but is not limited to) threatening to kill, torture, sexually assault, or otherwise hurt someone.” “This also includes threatening to damage civilian homes and shelters, or infrastructure that is essential to daily, civic, or business activities,” the new policy stated. The policy also states that users are not allowed to “wish, hope, or express desire for harm,” which includes and is not limited to, . . .

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/twitter-unveils-new-changes-on-platform-surrounding-its-policy-on-violence

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams: ‘I Decided to Pay’ High Price of Free Speech to Have a Conversation About Race

Dozens of news organizations and a major comic distributor have announced they will stop running the popular syndicated comic strip Dilbert after its creator Scott Adams said black Americans who think it’s not okay to be white are essentially a “hate group” and that he wants “nothing to do with” them.

Adams made the comments last Wednesday on his YouTube channel “Real Coffee with Scott Adams” in reaction to a new Rasmussen poll that showed 47 percent of black Americans either disagree or are not sure that “it’s okay to be white.” Only 53 percent of black respondents agreed that “it’s okay to be white.” Adams went so far as to say that his “best advice for white people is that they should get the hell away from black people.”

Read mire/Watch the video clips: https://amgreatness.com/2023/02/27/dilbert-creator-scott-adams-i-decided-to-pay-high-price-of-free-speech-to-have-a-conversation-about-race/

The Right Scoop: Nine children SHOT by adult male and teenager in Georgia and the media is ignoring it??

It happened on February 17 in Columbus, GA when police were called to a Shell gas station around 10pm. They found nine juveniles all suffering from gunshot wounds, one of which was only 5-years old. According to the report, all but two were teenagers raging from 13 to 17-years-old. The other two were 5 and 12-years-old. Two of the juveniles were 13-year-old females. […]  So the big question is why hasn’t this been a national story like a lot of mass shootings?

Read more: https://therightscoop.com/nine-children-shot-by-adult-male-and-teenager-in-georgia-and-the-media-is-ignoring-it/

Donlevy: Oregon bill would give homeless $1,000 a month to spend with no restrictions

A proposed Oregon bill would provide the deep blue state’s homeless population $1,000 per month that recipients could use at their own discretion. The bill, introduced last month, would establish a People’s Housing Assistance Fund Demonstration Program to give 12 monthly thousand-dollar payments to those suffering from homelessness or who are on the brink of becoming homeless.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/02/28/oregon-bill-would-pay-homeless-1000-per-month/


Greenfield: Canadian Intel Intercepted Chinese Trudeau Plot

The revelation from last week that China had been covertly backing Trudeau’s party just got a lot worse. The documents say the Chinese Communist Party leadership in Beijing was “pressuring its consulates to create strategies to leverage politically [active] Chinese community members and associations within Canadian society.”… CSIS also explained how Chinese diplomats conduct foreign interference operations in support of political candidates and elected officials. Tactics include . . .  […]  Canada’s CSIS knew that the Chinese plot went all the way up to Trudeau. […]  Trudeau has refused to declassify CSIS documents or authorize an independent inquiry. And has been trying to cover up and shut down media reporting on his ties to China. [ NOTE: A sure bet that  the Democrat Party is working with the CCP on our 2024 presidential election.]

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/canadian-intel-intercepted-chinese-trudeau-plot/

Ibrahim: Muslim Clerics Promote Pedophilia Over Adoption

A little known, though highly controversial, Islamic teaching is back in the news.  According to a Feb. 21, 2023 report, Diyanet, Turkey’s highest religious (and therefore Islamic) institution: . . . […]  The controversy amounts to this: Islam bans adoption; and Islam’s clerics, as they often do, are trying to find a loophole.  Rather than adopt, a man may “marry,” concluded Diyanet, a destitute child of his choosing, and that is halal — a win-win for all involved, and in keeping with Islam’s ban on adoption.

Read more at American Thinker.

Parker: Medical Professor Claims Not Masking Is ‘Racist, Ableist and Classist’

Are you a racist and a classist? Put otherwise, do you not keep your countenance covered by cloth? About those who flash their face-holes, corrosive conclusions must be drawn — so posits a professor. University of British Columbia (UBC) medical instructor Dr. Amy Tan’s LinkedIn page lists a host of impressive credentials: . . . […]  Back to Dr. Amy, she dances to the jukebox of justice. Her website — “Reflections on COVID-19, Antiracism, Health Equity & Justice, Grief, Palliative Care, (and) Healthcare Communication” — features a graphic addressing all of the following: . . .[…]  In the image, rays of discrimination shoot out from the center of “Power and Privilege” — occupied by neurotypical, abled, white cisgender males. “Why must Black, Indigenous, racialized women and nonbinary physicians endure racist harm in the workplace in silence and isolation?” she asks.The doctor recently posted a photo of herself sporting a giant mask. Her caption: . . .

Read more: https://redstate.com/alexparker/2023/02/27/medical-professor-claims-not-masking-is-racist-ableist-and-classist-n709452

100%Fedup: Researcher’s Find Common Childhood Problem Is Connected To Developing Dementia…Here’s What The Study Revealed

Scientists are studying the results of childhood nightmares and have found a link between them and Dementia. For a while, scientists have known that older people who have routine nightmares are at risk for cognitive decline, but recent research suggests this might begin as early as age seven.
Birmingham researchers analyzed data from a 1958 British Birth Study. The data tracks children through 2008, up to their fiftieth birthdays.

Read more: https://100percentfedup.com/researchers-find-common-childhood-problem-is-connected-to-developing-dementia-heres-what-the-study-revealed/


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