Daily News Roundup

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Cheryl K. Chumley contributor to Climate Depot: The specifics of this looming regulatory model aren’t yet known. But the hints are there. The United Nations plans to protect water that’s used for bathing; water that’s used for developments; water that’s home to sea life; water that’s used for transportation. So the up-and-coming controls would likely focus on residential limits to water usage, and costly increases to access that water; on bans on agricultural usage, and costly increases on farmers; on strict controls on the types and numbers of ships that can sail the seas and rivers and channels, and costly increases for this form of transportation. Then will come the offset demands  – as with carbon offsets, the U.N. water czars will demand trades of activities to offset the supposed pollution of the waterways. So much for jet skiing.

Tim Stewart, President of the U.S. Oil and Gas Association pushing back against the Biden’s gas stove ban: “It’s not just about gas stoves. It’s about choice. And it’s about somebody else telling me what you and I can and can’t do because they think they know better than you and I. It really comes down to if we don’t stop here, where do we stop?”

Andrea Widburg contributor to American Thinker: There are countless other examples, both historic and current, that make an incontestable point: Governments kill on an industrial scale, not an individual scale. The only bulwark against a murderous government is an armed citizenry, as our Founders well knew.

J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: What ordinary Westerners really need is an alternative to China-Russia-WEF where they can decouple from tyrannical government control and forge a new path dedicated to personal liberty, private property, religious tolerance, free speech, free markets, limited regulation, and respect for families.  Too many tired, beaten down Westerners now view those basic rights as out of reach.  Powder kegs and sparks, however, have a tendency to change the direction of history.

David A. Eisenberg  contributor to The American Mind: The truth is that for all its failings, America has provided more opportunity, security, and freedom to a group of people more diverse than any other nation in history. It is not because America is systemically rotten; but because it is foundationally good. Justice for all calls for those foundations to be defended, not destroyed.

Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Ever since the days of the NAACP, identity politics has been a convenient hook for setting up voter engagement organizations that appeal to particular demographics on particular issues. Nonprofits claim to be conducting “civic education” when they engage voters on the pet causes of the Democrats. But what’s the line between “civic education”, “nonpartisan voter engagement” and campaign activities? The IRS has made those lines meaningless.

Megyn Kelly podcast host: “Three nine-year-olds were shot down yesterday by one sick person in addition to the three school administrators. There’s something wrong with our society, and I for one am f***ing sick of the knee jerk — ‘It’s the guns. Get the guns.  We have 330 million guns, maybe over 400 million by some counts in America. They’re not going away. We could do an assault weapons ban tomorrow. They’re not going away. All right? We have to take a serious, honest look at what’s wrong with us.”

David Gortler contributor to Brownstone Institute: The FDA’s clinical and scientific staff is repeatedly being led astray from its public health mission. It should be obvious to anyone that the cumulative safety profile of mifepristone predicts that the FDA’s political decision to allow mailing of abortion drugs for at-home use will lead to otherwise preventable morbidity and mortality in America’s women.

Libby Emmons contributor to Human Events: Patriotism, religious faith, family, wanting children, have all taken a backseat to the divisive identity affiliations of multiculturalism, and a love of money. There has been a stark increase in deaths of despair, particularly among white men. The intentional racial and gender identity divisions are implemented by the elite classes, creating an America that hates itself and roots for its own failure.

Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D. contributor to Brookings: Ultimately, our goal should be creating an environment in which school shootings never occur. This is an ambitious aim, and it will be challenging work. But addressing some key issues, such as mental health, will go a long way toward preventing future tragedies in our schools. As so aptly demonstrated in the Ted Talk, “I was almost a school shooter,” by Aaron Stark, making someone feel that they have value and that they matter can go a long way toward altering that individual’s life and, consequently, the lives of others.


(Said to be the most important 1A case in our history) The Post Millennial: BREAKING: Jury in Douglass Mackey trial tells judge they cannot come to a unanimous decision

“After the first full day of deliberations in the Douglass Mackey trial, the jury sent this note: ‘We have completed our deliberations and we have not reached a unanimous decision. Please advise.’ The judge sent them home for the night, told them to keep going in the morning,” the Daily News’ Brooklyn Court reporter John Annese reported. […]  The Department of Justice alleged that this constituted election interference, even though they were unable to provide evidence that anyone on Twitter was fooled by Mackey’s meme.

Read more: https://thepostmillennial.com/jury-in-douglass-mackey-trial-tells-judge-they-cannot-come-to-a-unanimous-decision?cfp

Durden: RESTRICT Act Is Orwellian Censorship Grab Disguised As Anti-TikTok Legislation

The RESTRICT Act, introduced by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tom Thune (R-SD), is aimed at blocking or disrupting transactions and financial holdings linked to foreign adversaries that pose a risk to national security, however the language of the bill could be used to give the US government enormous power to punish free speech. Warner, a longtime opponent of free speech who, as Michael Krieger pointed out in 2018 (and confirmed in the Twitter Files) pushed for the ‘weaponization’ of big tech, crafted the RESTRICT act to “ake swift action against technology companies suspected of cavorting with foreign governments and spies, to effectively vanish their products from shelves and app stores when the threat they pose gets too big to ignore,” according to Wired. Bad actors listed in the bill are; China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela. In reality, the RESTRICT Act has very little to do with TikTok and everything to do with controlling online content.

Read more: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/restrict-act-orwellian-censorship-grab-disguised-anti-tiktok-legislation

Brown: Could the RESTRICT Act Criminalize the Use of VPNs?

Would the RESTRICT Act—a.k.a. the TikTok ban bill—criminalize the use of VPNs? That’s the rumor floating around about the legislation, which was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mark Warner (D–Va.) earlier this month. Warner’s office has said his bill wouldn‘t do this… but its broad language leaves room for doubt. And the act is still insanely far-reaching and could have a huge range of deleterious effects, even if it doesn’t criminalize people using a VPN to access TikTok. VPN stands for virtual private network, and there are several different kinds, but their general aim is the same: keeping your digital activities and location private. Using a VPN with your computer, phone, or another internet-enabled device can do things like mask your I.P. address and encrypt your internet connection. It’s a great way to get around location-based firewalls (a.k.a. geoblocking) and other forms of internet censorship. […]  The language describing who the RESTRICT ACT applies to is confusing at best. The commerce secretary would be authorized to take steps to address risks posed by “any covered transaction by any person,” right? So what counts as a covered transaction? The bill states . . . […]  the RESTRICT Act doesn’t just state that “no person may engage in any conduct prohibited by or contrary to” its provisions. It also says “no person may cause or aid, abet, counsel, command, induce, procure, permit, or approve the doing of  . . .

Read more: https://reason.com/2023/03/29/could-the-restrict-act-criminalize-the-use-of-vpns/


(Good news) BREAKING: North Carolina Republicans override Governor veto on purchasing handguns

It’s just been reported that North Carolina Republicans have overridden a veto by Governor Roy Cooper on the pistol purchase requirement. We told you last week that the Republican legislature in North Carolina had passed a bill ending the pistol permit requirement for the purchase of handguns. They passed it with the help of a few Democrats which meant in both the House and the Senate they would be able to override a veto by the governor. That’s exactly what happened this morning. […]  This means that North Carolina citizens will no longer need to get the permission of their local sheriff department to purchase a handgun.

Read more: https://therightscoop.com/breaking-north-carolina-republicans-override-governor-veto-on-purchasing-handguns/

Fox News: Every bad government in history took guns away first: Ryan Cleckner

Attorney and former Army Ranger Ryan Cleckner analyzes the renewed calls for America to confiscate guns and why this is a bad idea on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Watch the 2:51 minute interview: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6323615521112


Barrabi: Musk, experts urge pause on AI systems, citing ‘risks to society’

Billionaire Twitter CEO Elon Musk is part of a group urging a six-month pause in the training of advanced artificial intelligence models following ChatGPT’s rise – arguing the systems could pose “profound risks to society and humanity.” Musk joined more than 1,000 experts in signing an open letter organized by the nonprofit Future of Life Institute, which is primarily funded by the Musk Foundation, the billionaire’s charity grantmaking organization. […]  The letter calls for an industrywide pause until proper safety protocols have been developed and vetted by independent experts. “Such decisions must not be delegated to unelected tech leaders,” the letter says. “Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/3923641-musk-experts-warn-of-risks-to-society-in-calling-for-ai-development-pause/

War Room: Joe Allen: Institute Developing AI Lists Risk To Human Species As Disclaimer

Watch th3 3 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2fceqa-joe-allen-institute-developing-ai-lists-risk-to-human-species-as-disclaimer.html

Jerkovich: Levi’s Says It Will Use AI Clothing Models In The Name Of ‘Diversity’

The company recently shared news of its partnership with Lalaland.ai, a digital fashion studio that creates what it calls artificial intelligence to make realistic models, The Verge reported. Amy Gershkoff Bolles, global head of digital and emerging technology strategy at Levi Strauss & Co said the models will not replace human models and will instead, “supplement” them to create a more “personal” online shopping experience. […]  The news about the company using AI models has started a bit of a backlash online, with some claiming all the company needed to do to improve diversity was hire models of different races and body types, AdAge.com noted. Another person added, “Another way to phrase this: [LEVIS] is using AI generated people as a way to avoid hiring and paying models who aren’t white.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/levis-says-it-will-use-ai-clothing-models-in-the-name-of-diversity


Chunley: Great Water Reset: The UN & WEF are coming for your water now! ‘Sustainable development’ water dictates – Aim to ‘achieve internationally agreed water-related goals’

The United Nations is holding its first-in-five-decades conference on water in New York, a gathering that some say could be a “Paris moment” — meaning, the global body could soon do for water what it’s sought to do, via treaty, for climate. Meaning, the United Nations is coming for control of the world’s water sources. A Paris-like global agreement on water? Make way for the regulatory nightmares. This conference, hosted by the governments of the Netherlands and Tajikistan, is the latest U.N. quest to accomplish its 17 sustainable development goals, a list that if realized, if fully achieved and enacted, would give a select band of elitist bureaucrats a total control of all human activities, from flying the skies to determining company pay scales to fishing the seas and sailing the oceans and building homes and businesses. No poverty. Zero hunger. Good health — both physical and mental — for everybody. Gender equality. And now, clean water and sanitation. Those are the first few sustainable development goals, a project of the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. And while they sound notable, the devil’s in the details. 

Read more: https://www.climatedepot.com/2023/03/29/great-water-reset-the-un-wef-are-coming-for-your-water-now-sustainable-development-water-dictates-aim-to-achieve-internationally-agreed-water-related-goals/

(The Great Food Reset) War Room: Dave Walsh: “Global starvation, a self inflicted wound we are headed towards.”

Government weaponizing small family farms. Multidimensional warfare.

Watch the 8:45 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2fe0qu-dave-walsh-global-starvation-a-self-inflicted-wound-we-are-headed-towards..html

Fazi: The Great Food Reset has begun

France is in flames. Israel is erupting. America is facing a second January 6. In the Netherlands, however, the political establishment is reeling from an entirely different type of protest — one that, perhaps more than any other raging today, threatens to destabilise the global order. The victory of the Farmer-Citizen Movement (BBB) in the recent provincial elections represents an extraordinary result for an anti-establishment party that was formed just over three years ago. But then again, these are not ordinary times. The BBB grew out of the mass demonstrations against the Dutch government’s proposal to cut nitrogen emissions by 50% in the country’s farming sector by 2030 — a target designed to comply with the European Union’s emission-reduction rules. While large farming companies have the means to meet these goals — by using less nitrogen fertiliser and reducing the number of their livestock — smaller, often family-owned farms would be forced to sell or shutter. Indeed, according to a heavily redacted European Commission document, this is precisely the strategy’s goal: “extensifying agriculture, notably through buying out or terminating farms, with the aim of reducing livestock”; this would “first be on a voluntary basis, but mandatory buyout is not excluded if necessary”. It is no surprise, then, that the plans sparked massive protests by farmers, who see it as a direct attack on their livelihoods, or that the BBB’s slogan — “No Farms, No Food” — clearly resonated with voters. […]  The struggle playing out in the Netherlands would seem to be part of a much bigger game that seeks to “reset” the international food system. […]  The endgame is hinted at in several other UN documents: . . .

Read more: https://unherd.com/2023/03/the-great-food-reset-has-begun/

Shurk: How Much Longer Can Western Governments Spit on Their People?

Labor strikes and fiery riots dominate French news after King Macron’s imperial decision to raise the nation’s retirement age without any vote from parliament.  In reaction to spiraling inflation, German transportation workers shut down the country on Monday in one of the largest European walkouts in decades.  In the Netherlands, a new anti-globalist, pro-farmer political party fighting back against the World Economic Forum’s climate change–obsessed “Great Reset” agenda just dominated Dutch elections.  In “defiance of establishment elites,” Italians chose Giorgia Meloni to free the nation from subjugation to Brussels and “defend God, country, and family.”  And as left-wing protesters in Israel threaten civil war, Prime Minister Netanyahu has been forced to temporarily suspend his efforts to reform the nation’s powerful Judiciary, which operates largely free from competing checks and balances.  Clearly, revolution is in the air. If you thought incendiary political turmoil threatened to combust only in the United States these days, then you have missed the growing protest movements throughout the collective West.  From belated pushback against government COVID tyranny in New Zealand and Australia to percolating hostility across the European continent stemming from the ruling class’s “Build Back Better” pipe dreams, State-sanctioned illegal immigration, and costly “green” energy–induced inflation, there is a powder keg of popular resentment against governing authorities just one spark away from a history-altering explosion.

Read more at American Thinker. 

Readfearn: Wash, blow dry & talk to me about global warming please: Hairdressers trained to talk about ‘climate action’ to customers

Excerpts: Inside this chic Sydney hair salon, the chat between stylists and clients could be much the same as in any other hairdressers around the world. Some small talk. The ubiquitous and occasionally mundane chat about holidays and traffic. For regulars, the conversation can move to the deeply personal before you can say semi-tint or shag cut. In fact, there is only one easily missable clue in the front window that conversations inside Paloma might, when the occasion arises, be a bit different. A poster reads: “This salon chats about love, life & climate action.” “The weather is the hook. You can take a cue from that,” says Prof Lesley Hughes, one of two climate scientists who have helped run workshops to give hairdressers the tools for times when the conversation turns to the existential. “You can show the science until you’re blue in the face but what can be more effective are people who you trust talking about it. It’s important to show it’s not a subject to be afraid of.” More than 400 hairdressers have attended workshops as part of a project called A Brush With Climate being driven by Paloma’s owner, Paloma Rose Garcia. During the sessions, hairdressers hear the basics of climate science and get to role play how conversations might go. They also take one of the posters back to their own salons.

Read more: https://www.climatedepot.com/2023/03/27/wash-blow-dry-talk-to-me-about-global-warming-please-hairdressers-trained-to-talk-about-climate-action-to-customers/


(Feb. 2023) Gross: How ‘modern-day slavery’ in the Congo powers the rechargeable battery economy

Smartphones, computers and electric vehicles may be emblems of the modern world, but, says Siddharth Kara, their rechargeable batteries are frequently powered by cobalt mined by workers laboring in slave-like conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kara, a fellow at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at the Kennedy School, has been researching modern-day slavery, human trafficking and child labor for two decades. He says that although the DRC has more cobalt reserves than the rest of the planet combined, there’s no such thing as a “clean” supply chain of cobalt from the country. In his new book, Cobalt Red, Kara writes that much of the DRC’s cobalt is being extracted by so-called “artisanal” miners — freelance workers who do extremely dangerous labor for the equivalent of just a few dollars a day. “You have to imagine walking around some of these mining areas and dialing back our clock centuries,” Kara says. “People are working in subhuman, grinding, degrading conditions. They use pickaxes, shovels, stretches of rebar to hack and scrounge at the earth in trenches and pits and tunnels to gather cobalt and feed it up the formal supply chain.” […]  On why these conditions are on par with slavery Imagine an entire population of people who cannot survive without scrounging in hazardous conditions for a dollar or two a day. There is no alternative there. The mines have . . .[…] On the trafficking of children to work in the mines  There’s money to be made in every corner and every direction. And you’ve got these militias. Sometimes they’re called commandos and they will abduct children, traffic children, recruit children from even other parts of the Congo. I met children who . . . […]  On how China came to own most of the industrial mines in the Congo  China cornered the global cobalt market before anyone knew what was happening. It goes back to the year 2009 under the previous president in the Congo, Joseph Kabila. He signed a deal with the Chinese government for . . . [NOTE:  Globalists sanctioned slavery in the name of climate.]

Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2023/02/01/1152893248/red-cobalt-congo-drc-mining-siddharth-kara

Watch the 2 minute video of a rescue from an artisanal mine collapse: https://twitter.com/Doranimated/status/1639944943278907392


Gortler: FDA Is Wrong Again: Mailed Abortion Drugs are Not Safe

he abortion drug Mifepristone (Mifeprex) entered the US market in 2000 after the FDA approved the drug. For the past two decades, the drug’s official labeling stated some permutation of the following: “Mifeprex…Administration must be under the supervision of a qualified physician” and–  “Mifeprex may be administered only in a clinic, medical office, or hospital, by or under the supervision of a physician, able to assess the gestational age of an embryo and to diagnose ectopic pregnancies.” Other prominent medical websites such as the Mayo Clinic state: “This medicine is given only by your doctor. You will not be allowed to take it at home. [It] requires three visits to your doctor.” Other websites including the Federal Government’s NIH’s National Library of Medicine website state the many safety issues regarding mifepristone along with “Mifepristone is only available in clinics, medical offices, and hospitals” and “You can only take mifepristone in your doctor’s office or clinic.” The FDA is now not just approving — but promoting — Big Pharma’s proposal to permit mailed, at home use of mifepristone for “do-it-yourself” abortion. No more doctor or staff present. No more ultrasounds to confirm gestational age or any in-house monitoring for complications for internal bleeding — for a drug well known to cause life-threatening bleeding.

Read more: https://brownstone.org/articles/fda-wrong-mailed-abortion-drugs-not-safe/

Piper: ‘Unacceptable incompetence’: CDC made dozens of basic data errors on COVID, epidemiologists find

he CDC found itself hoist with its own petard by making 25 basic statistical and numerical errors related to COVID-19, particularly with regard to children, while purporting to expose COVID vaccine misinformation, according to an analysis led by University of California San Francisco epidemiologists. The preprint, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, documented 20 errors that “exaggerated the severity of the COVID-19 situation” and three that “simultaneously exaggerated and downplayed” severity, while one each was neutral or exaggerated vaccine risks. […]  “The errors are damning,” coauthor Vinay Prasad, a former National Institutes of Health fellow, said on Twitter. “Basic counts of dead kids, causes of childhood death. Unacceptable incompetence.” […]  The errors were heavily weighted toward exaggerating COVID’s risk to children.    [Note: Incompetence or something else?]

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/unacceptable-incompetence-cdc-made-dozens-basic-data-errors-covid

Stiles & Rampersad: 17 Shocking, Hilarious, and Downright Disturbing Moments From the Anthony Fauci Documentary on PBS

Dr. Anthony Fauci let a camera crew follow him around for almost two years beginning in January 2021, because of course he did. Fauci’s sense of self-importance is nearly equal to that of Barack Obama, the former president who still hasn’t finished his post-White House memoir after breaking it up into multiple volumes.

Don’t miss watching the 3:16 minute video montage: https://freebeacon.com/culture/fauci-pbs-documentary/


Fleetwood & Hemingway: Voter Suppression Is Real And It’s Not What You Were Told

On the morning of Election Day last November, William French went to his local polling place in Freeland, Pennsylvania, to cast his vote. But the qualified and registered voter wasn’t allowed to. The disabled U.S. Army veteran was told that the precinct had run out of paper for ballots and he had to come back later in the afternoon. So that’s what he did, returning at 3:30 p.m. But the precinct still didn’t have ballots. Election workers told him to return yet again. But by nightfall, it was too difficult. French has endured 17 surgeries on his destroyed leg and uses a cane to walk. But the sidewalks are a mess, and he was worried about the risk of falling and further injury. That same morning, Melynda Reese and her husband went to their polling location in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. But only Reese’s husband was allowed to vote, and for the same reason: The precinct had run out of paper. They came back at 4:00 p.m. and were told there would be a lengthy wait. […]  French and Reese are just two of the thousands of voters affected by poor election administration in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The two just sued Luzerne County, its Board of Elections and Registration, and its Bureau of Elections in federal court for violations of their constitutional right to vote.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/29/voter-suppression-is-real-and-its-not-what-you-were-told/

Hoft: BPro’s TotalVote “Centralized State-Wide Top-Down System” Used in Multiple States Is Internet Connected, Non-Certified, Connects with Dominion and ERIC, and Allows “Plug-Ins” That Can Change Results – And It’s Been Hidden in Election Discussions to Date

BPro’s TotalVote is an election software that is used across the country and in New Mexico, it had numerous issues.  Its contract in Pennsylvania validates many of the concerns with the system. The Gateway Pundit reported on the numerous issues of  BPro’s TotalVote in New Mexico. Tuesday, TGP reported that a group of election experts in Hawaii discovered that TotalVote has the ability to use “plug-ins” in the election process: In 2020, BPro was in negotiations with the state of Pennsylvania to develop a new election system in the state that would replace the current system.  BPro’s system was centralized statewide and top-down.  This is against the law in New Mexico where the counties tabulate votes and push their results up. BPro systems also shares in their PA contract that their system is fully integrated with ERIC.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/bpros-totalvote-centralized-state-wide-top-down-system-used-in-multiple-states-is-internet-connected-non-certified-connects-with-dominion-and-eric-and-allows-plug-ins-that-can-change-resu/


ERIC’s priorities are clear: Bloat the voter rolls, don’t clean them. “[ERIC] is the single most effective voter registration drive in the history of the United States, as far as I know. . . . None of this would be possible without the technology that Jeff [Jonas] gave to ERIC.” David Becker, 2018 (sourceThe Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) is in full retreat, and leftists know it. Six states have withdrawn from the interstate compact in the past year, with at least three more—Iowa, Alaska, and Texas—on the way. There’s a simple reason behind this red state exodus: ERIC was created to expand voter rolls, not clean them. […]  Critics . . . have claimed that the group is actually a left-wing vehicle that shares sensitive voter data with liberal groups, encourages bloated and inaccurate rolls and enables the very fraud it is intended to stamp out. ERIC’s leaders deny these accusations. They may deny them all they like, but the facts speak for themselves.

Read more: https://www.restorationofamerica.com/restoration-news/david-becker-eric-is-the-most-effective-voter-registration-drive-in-american-history/


Citizen Free Press: Matt Gaetz — Why I voted against Parental Bill of Rights…

Watch the 5:38 minute interview: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/matt-gaetz-why-i-voted-against-parental-rights-bill/

Whedon: House approves amendment to protect gas stoves from Biden admin, two dozen Democrats support

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved an amendment to a pivotal energy bill that would bar the Department of Energy from restricting gas stoves. In a 251-181 vote, more than two dozen Democrats crossed the aisle to support the measure, Fox News reported. The measure follows reports from earlier this year indicating that the Consumer Product Safety Commission was exploring a ban on the appliance due to health concerns.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/house-approves-amendment-protect-gas-stoves-biden-admin-democrat-support


Hubbard: Senate votes 66-30 to repeal military force authorizations used to fight Iraq

Virginia Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the bipartisan legislation in February, and the Senate invoked cloture on it last week. “Finally, the Senate voted to formally end the decades-long Gulf and Iraq Wars. Proud to lead the bill to get this done,” Kaine tweeted after the legislation passed.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/congress/senate-votes-66-30-repeal-military-force-authorizations-used-fight-iraq


Fox News: Pentagon leaders didn’t know about drag queen story hours on military bases: Matt Gaetz

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., explains why he confronted top Pentagon officials about drag queen story hours on military bases on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Watch the 4:30 minute video: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6323616563112


Madhani: Biden: World ‘turning the tide’ after backslide on democracy

President Joe Biden on Wednesday offered an optimistic outlook on the health of democracy worldwide, declaring that leaders are “turning the tide” in stemming a yearslong backslide of democratic institutions. Opening his second democracy summit, Biden looked to spotlight hopeful advancements over the past year despite Russia’s war in neighboring Ukraine and U.S. tensions with China over its military and economic influence in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. The president cited signs of progress across the globe, from Angola’s effort to create an independent judiciary, Croatia’s move to boost government transparency and the Dominican Republic’s anti-corruption steps. At home, Biden pointed to his stalled push for voting protections in Congress as evidence of his administration’s commitment to support democracy.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/biden-starts-summit-690m-pledge-democracy-programs-98199647


Solomon: Top oil and gas industry voice announces ‘Hands off my Stove,’ to fight for Americans to keep their gas stoves

Tim Stewart, President of the U.S. Oil and Gas Association, announces his initiative to fight for families who want to keep their gas stoves. Stewart comments that this initiative is about more than just gas stoves, it’s about standing up for freedom. […]  For more information on this growing grassroots organization, and “affiliation of people who are sharing like mindedness,” go to handsoffmystove.com.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/energy/oil-and-gas-association-formally-launches-grassroots-effort-help-families

Davis: BOMBSHELL: James O’Keefe Uncovers Massive Potential Political Money Laundering to Democrat Campaigns

OMG took a look at Federal Election Commission (FEC) data regarding popular Democrat fundraiser group ActBlue. Their investigation found what O’Keefe calls “a bizarre amount of data” on donation activity from individual donors, particularly senior citizens. According the FEC data, some individuals are recorded as making thousands of donations a year, adding up to huge amounts – $200,000 or more in some cases. To reiterate, that is not thousands of dollars in donations a year, that is thousands of small donations a year, adding up to tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars under various sole individuals.

Using the publicly available data, O’Keefe headed to Maryland to track down some of the donors from that state and confirm with them if they had indeed been making thousands of small donations a year to ActBlue. […]  An Arizona resident, age 80, was recorded as having made 18,672 individual contributions for a total of $170,221.37. The data shows her making contributions up to ten times a day at times. When approached by an OMG reporter, the woman expressed shock at the amount, and claimed she most certainly did not make those donations and was completely unaware that donations were being made in her name with that frequency and for that total amount.

Read more/Watch the 9:22 minute video: https://redstate.com/kiradavis/2023/03/29/bombshell-james-okeefe-uncovers-massive-potential-political-money-laundering-to-democrat-campaigns-n723020

Richardson: 19 Red State AGs Back Christian College’s Lawsuit Against Biden Admin Ban On Single-Sex Dorms

Nineteen states have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court backing a Christian college’s lawsuit against the Biden administration’s rule banning single-sex dorms. College of the Ozarks petitioned the Supreme Court in February to review the Eight Circuit’s decision not to block a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) directive that redefines sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and gender identity, forcing colleges to open up gender-specific dorm rooms to the opposite sex. The brief by the attorneys general backs the college’s religious liberty claim, arguing that the case is about “the federal government’s outright failure to address, let alone balance, antidiscrimination policy and interests with religious beliefs.”

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/03/29/red-state-attorneys-general-brief-supreme-court-single-sex-dorms/


Silvestro & Richards: Pumping Gender-Bending Drugs Into Kids Is Even More Dangerous Than We Thought

Suppose a troubled teen girl “identifies” as a boy and wants to change her body to match it. Most people balk at the thought of pumping her with testosterone or cutting off her healthy breasts. But many of these same people think using puberty blockers isn’t so bad for even younger kids. In fact, activist groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics suggest drugs like Lupron can “pause” puberty without harm. Even some conservative lawmakers, such as Georgia state Sen. Carden Summers, have bought this claim. As a result, the bill he sponsored, just signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp, partially restricts “gender-affirming” hormones and surgeries for minors but says nothing about puberty blockers. Is it really safe to give these drugs to kids? Mounting evidence says “no.” And even some on the left are starting to sound the alarm.Last month, a stunning report in the British Medical Journal, written by a former editor of Ms. Magazine, argued that only a contrived medical consensus, not scientific evidence, props up wrongly named “gender-affirming care” for minors. That’s the protocol that starts with social transition, moves on to puberty blockers, then wrong-sex hormones, and finally surgery. The article pointed to disagreement within the medical community about how to best treat kids with gender dysphoria. Indeed, the publication of such an article, in a major medical journal, is itself evidence of such disagreement. […]  These treatments are uncontrolled experiments with children as subjects.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/30/pumping-gender-bending-drugs-into-kids-is-even-more-dangerous-than-we-thought/


Tapson: The Top Ten Woke Lies

Below are the first two in a Frontpage series of the Top Ten Woke Lies subverting American politics and culture. 10) The Right Wants to Ban Black History and Culture   “We won’t allow Florida tax dollars to be spent teaching kids to hate our country or to hate each other,” Governor DeSantis said in December 2021 when announcing the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (W.O.K.E.) Act. “We also have a responsibility to ensure that parents have the means to vindicate their rights when it comes to enforcing state standards.” The hate DeSantis was referring to is the race essentialism of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the false 1619 Project narrative which claims that America’s founding was rooted not in liberty but in slavery and racism. The Left has injected this debunked historiography, this anti-American subversion into every level of education from pre-K through graduate school – but not in Florida, thanks to its culture warrior governor […] Hold it right there. DeSantis, who worries the Left so much that he is beginning to supplant former President Trump as the new Literally Hitler™, has never declared that the history of slavery and its aftermath should not be taught to children in his state. In fact, black history is actually required in Florida’s schools and has been since 1994..[…]  9) The “Don’t Say Gay” Law Gov. DeSantis has also been at the center of another leftist smear: that a bill he signed into law in March 2022 targeted the Alphabet Community and sought to silence them about freely expressing their gender identity. In fact, as FrontPage Mag’s Joseph Klein reported, what DeSantis signed was the common-sense Parental Rights in Education law which protects schoolchildren younger than 4th grade from the predations of leftists pushing graphic sex education and gender ideology to kids as young as pre-kindergartners. The law also protected the right of parents to decide how their children are raised and educated, including being informed if their children are considering transitioning to the opposite sex.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-top-ten-woke-lies/


Murdock: California Legislature Considers Bills Prohibiting Expulsions, Suspensions of Drunk or High K-12 Students

The proposed ban is outlined in Assembly Bill 599, from Democratic Assemblymember Chris Ward. The Education Committee approved AB 599 last week unanimously; it now heads to the Appropriations Committee. The bill argued that students shouldn’t be expelled or suspended for being drunk or high because “high feelings of school connectedness can decrease drug use” — indicating that students should remain in that school environment, rather than being forced out, in order to prevent further drug or alcohol use. Ward characterized this ban as a “public health approach” in the bill language.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/california-legislature-considers-bills-prohibiting-expulsions-suspensions-of-drunk-or-high-k-12-students

Alexander: ‘Five million is too little!’ California reparations task force is told black residents of Golden State should EACH be paid $7.6 million, as leader says proposed $800bn payout might not be enough

California’s reparations board has been told to increase the amount given to each black resident from $5 million to $7.6 million – as one economist said the proposed $800 billion budget was not enough. The figures were mooted as the Golden State’s reparations committee held a hearing in Sacramento on Wednesday – their 13th since launching in June 2021. The group have until July 1 to provide their complete set of recommendations. Wednesday’s hearing was the first since San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors began debating 111 preliminary recommendations issued by their own reparations panel – the most headline-grabbing of which included $5 million per black person; guaranteed income of at least $97,000; houses for $1 and personal debt forgiveness for qualifying individuals. In Sacramento, the state committee was urged not to be influenced by San Francisco’s recommendations – which they felt were insufficient.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11918251/Five-million-little-California-reparations-taskforce-told-black-residents-7-6m.html


Gibbon: Nashville cops who shot Audrey Hale are Marine vet and ‘precision policeman’

One of the hero Nashville cops who gunned down school shooter Audrey Hale on Monday is a Marine Corps veteran who once rushed into action after a Christmas morning terror bombing. Michael Collazo, a nine-year veteran of the police force, was among the first responders at the 2020 bombing that injured eight in the Tennessee capital, Fox News reported. “[He’s] obviously very brave, braver than I ever imagined,” his sister, Deanne Collazo DeHart, told the outlet. “He really does love his job. “When I sit and think about all the training and all the different classes that he does, and all the family events that he’s had to miss because of training or leaving to go through this training or this class,” DeHart said, “it all really does pay off.” Collazo, 31, and fellow cop Rex Engelbert, 27, are both being hailed as heroes after dramatic bodycam footage captured them rushing into the Covenant School and taking down Hale.

[…]  “These guys need to be recognized and honored,” Katz said. “Our president should bring these guys both to the White House and put a medal on their chests.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/03/29/nashville-cops-who-shot-audrey-hale-hailed-for-their-actions/

James: PICTURED: Hero schoolgirl, 9, who died trying to pull fire alarm to stop trans shooter opening fire on her friends – as family say they are ‘completely broken’ by her death

A schoolgirl who was shot and killed while trying to pull the fire alarm to stop a transgender shooter from opening fire on her classmates has been pictured for the first time. Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9, was one of the victims shot by Audrey Hale, 28, after she opened fire at the private Christian school on Monday.

Her family has described her as a ‘shining light’ and said that they are ‘completely broken’ by her death. They added that she had been desperately trying to pull the fire alarm to get help when the shooting unfolded on Monday.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11912233/PICTURED-Hero-schoolgirl-9-died-trying-pull-fire-alarm-stop-trans-shooter-Audrey-Hale.html


Hubbard: FDA approves over-the-counter use of opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan

“Today’s action paves the way for the life-saving medication to reverse an opioid overdose to be sold directly to consumers in places like drug stores, convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations, as well as online,” the FDA said in a press release. Narcan, the brand name of the nasal spray naloxone, will switch from prescription to over-the-counter status within the next several months, the agency said. Prescriptions will still be required for other formulations and dosages of naloxone. Last fiscal year, which ran from October 2021 to October 2022, more than 101,750 fatal drug overdoses occurred in the United States, largely driven by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/health/fda-approves-over-counter-use-opioid-overdose-reversal-drug-narcan?utm_source=breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter 

CenterClip: Roschelle: Why Rewrite History?

A gender sensitive bible is being written?

Listen to the 3:51 minute audio: https://www.centerclip.com/play/?c=bf6ef5f8-2945-4967-9a8b-5e3ac036e13d

(A race to watch) Mittelstadt: Liberal judge’s lenient sentencing under scrutiny in last lap of pivotal Wisconsin high court race

In the homestretch of Tuesday’s high-stakes election for the deciding seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz is facing mounting scrutiny for her lenient sentencing record in felony cases involving violence against women and sex crimes against children.

Protasiewicz has been “a soft-on-crime judge in cases that are shocking to the conscience,” said Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Brian Schimming. In the election, which will determine whether the court maintains its 4-3 conservative majority, Protasiewicz is facing off against former state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly for a 10-year term to replace a conservative justice who is retiring at the end of her term in July.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/wisconsin-supreme-court-justice-candidates-history-lenient-sentences

Tedx: I was almost a school shooter | Aaron Stark | TEDxBoulder

After growing up in painful, abusive conditions, Aaron Stark was on his way to an atrocity, until simple acts of kindness changed his life forever. My mission is to let people know that no matter how dark it may seem, there is light coming. We really are not alone.

Watch the 7:28 minute video: https://www.ted.com/talks/aaron_stark_i_was_almost_a_school_shooter?language=en

Alexander: Revealed: Gun-toting transgender woman who has become the face of the ‘Day of Vengeance’ organized by trans activists after Nashville massacre is ‘former SOLDIER’

A militant transgender activist who has quickly become one of the most high-profile ‘faces’ of the radical movement is a former soldier, it has been claimed. Kayla Denker, who runs a YouTube site with videos dedicated to explaining Marxism and guns, posted a video of herself with an assault rifle after the Nashville school shooting. […]  While the vast majority condemned the attack, fringe groups and extremists said the shooting was in part a consequence of the oppression of trans people. Denker, based in Colorado, and believed to be a former soldier, was among those who immediately posted a highly provocative video online, showing herself brandishing an assault rifle. […]  The clip is captioned: ‘While advocating just for trans people to ‘arm ourselves’ is not any kind of solution to the genocide we are facing, I do want to say that if you transphobes do try to come for me…’ The conclusion of her comment was cut short in the images being shared online.

Read more/Watch the threatening video: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11917893/Gun-toting-transgender-woman-backing-day-vengeance-Nashville-massacre-former-SOLDIER.html

I Meme Therefore I Am tweeted: Trans movement is turning to terrorist organizations.

See photos: https://twitter.com/ImMeme0/status/1640520151262023682?cxt=HHwWhMC-7deYpsQtAAAA

(Hanoi Jane) Hey Boo Boo tweeted: Here’s the clip of Jane Fonda on THE VIEW encouraging women to go out and MURDER pro-life Christians and today a transgender woman walks into a Christian school and murders 3 adults and 3 children. . @Janefonda  ….blood on her hands.

Watch the 57 second clip: https://twitter.com/HeyBooBoo16/status/1640505103223513088?cxt=HHwWgIDTneOsn8QtAAAA

Whitlock: Are White Liberal Women CRAZY?!

It has been said before that “liberalism is a mental disorder”, but there is research that shows that phrase may be more than just a right wing hashtag, especially among white women.

Watch the 8:35 minute interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJvznYamAqk&t=21s

The Post Millennial: NHL may cancel LGBT ‘Pride’ nights as growing number of players refuse to wear rainbow gear

League commissioner Gary Bettman said in an interview with CTV News when asked about the players that have refused to wear Pride-themed jerseys this season, “This is the first time we’ve experienced that, and I think it’s something that we’re going to have to evaluate in the offseason.” Citing religious beliefs, several players have declined to participate in pre-game warmups while wearing Pride-themed jerseys. Bettman told the outlet, “This is one issue where players for a variety of reasons may not feel comfortable wearing the uniform as a form of endorsement.” […]  Last Thursday night Florida Panthers players Eric and Marc Staal refused to wear the jerseys citing their Christian beliefs. The pair said in a statement, “We carry no judgement on how people choose to live their lives, and believe that all people should be welcome in all aspects of the game of hockey. Having said that, we feel that by us wearing a Pride jersey, it goes against our Christian beliefs.”

Read more: https://thepostmillennial.com/nhl-evaluating-cancelation-of-pride-nights-report

Hams: “Inclusive” Leftist Wayne State Professor Advocates For Killing Conservative Speakers On Campus

In  a Facebook rant for the ages, this loving and understanding educator wrote this: “So here’s what I think about free speech on campus.” “Although I do not advocate violating federal and state criminal codes. I think it is far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down.” “When right-wing groups invite such speakers to campus, it is precisely because they want to provoke an incident that discredits the left and gives more publicity and validation to these reprehensible views than they could otherwise attain.  The protesters . . .

Read more: https://canadafreepress.com/article/inclusive-leftist-wayne-state-professor-advocates-for-killing-conservative-speakers-on-campus


McLeod: Trudeau Government Still Punishing and Discriminating Against the Canadian Trucking Industry

One year after the Freedom Convoy gained world recognition and admiration for standing up to a tyrannical prime minister who locked his own people up during the COVID-19 panic, we’re learning that the bank accounts of over 200 trucking companies that employed individuals supportive of the Freedom Convoy were frozen based on an international RCMP blacklist—sent out worldwide. “A federal blacklist of over 200 trucking companies that employed individuals supportive of the Freedom Convoy was emailed from a federal department to Canadian officers of a number of foreign banks, one of which was headquartered in Beijing, records show. (Epoch Times, March 23, 20230) […]  Truckers and Freedom Convoy sympathizers were. in effect, cut off from banking worldwide, with accounts frozen based on an RCMP blacklist! This is how far Bully Boy PM Trudeau, who absurdly self-identifies as a Feminist, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland have gone—and are still going—to punish and take down the entire Canadian Trucking Industry.

Read more: https://canadafreepress.com/article/trudeau-government-still-punishing-and-discriminating-against-the-canadian-trucking-industry

McGreevy: Italian Government Approves Bill To Ban Synthetic Meat

The bill, proposed jointly by Meloni and Agriculture Minister Francesco Lollobrigida, would ban Italian industries from producing food procured from “cell cultures or tissues derived from vertebrate animals,” Reuters reported. The bill must be passed by parliament.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/03/28/italy-government-ban-synthetic-meat-giorgia-meloni/

Moore: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un unveils new tactical nuclear warhead

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was pictured Monday showing off a new, smaller nuclear warhead — as he vowed to increase the production of weapons-grade material to expand his nuclear arsenal. Kim inspected the tactical warheads — called Hwasan-31s — during a visit to the Nuclear Weapons Institute, state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on Tuesday. The visit to the institute came at the conclusion of joint naval exercises between South Korea and the United States, intended to strengthen defense and response capabilities. North Korea has long viewed such military drills as a rehearsal for an invasion.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/03/28/north-koreas-kim-jong-un-unveils-new-tactical-nuclear-warhead/

Bulut: Turkey: Missing Children from Earthquakes Risk Human Trafficking, Organ Harvesting, Sexual Abuse

  • The newspaper Cumhuriyet reported on February 23 that a doctor from Ankara, who has been volunteering to help find missing children since the first day of the earthquake, claimed that the number of missing children was approaching 1,000.
  • The fatwa stated that it is not right to treat adopted children like one’s own children and that “accordingly, the relationship between the adopter and the adopted child does not create a barrier to marriage.”
  • “[I]t is reported that unaccompanied children are not handed over to authorized state institutions, but to people who say that the children are relatives, tariqats [radical Islamist groups] or organ mafia.” — Association of Children and Women First, once.org.tr, February 17,

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19493/turkey-missing-children

Glasser: Theologian fired, called ‘terrorist’ by Bible college for tweet against homosexuality

A Bible college in the United Kingdom has allegedly fired a professor and threatened to report him as a “terrorist” for tweeting against homosexuality. Aaron Edwards, a theologian at Cliff College in England, was removed from his position after sending the tweet, Fox News reported. “Homosexuality is invading the church. Evangelicals no longer see the severity of this [because] they’re busy apologizing for their apparently barbaric homophobia, whether or not it’s true,” Edwards posted to Twitter in February. “…If sin is no longer sin, we no longer need a Saviour,” he added in the post.

Read more: https://www.thecollegefix.com/theologian-fired-called-terrorist-by-bible-college-for-tweet-against-homosexuality/

Kelly: Pulling his weight! Male powerlifter protests Canada’s woke gender self-ID laws by saying he’s a woman, then entering female contest and smashing bench press record

This is the moment a male coach claims to be a woman and smashes the female bench press record at a powerlifting competition in Canada. Bearded Avi Silverberg is shown calmly approaching the bench in men’s clothing as part of a protest against gender self-identification policies in sport.

Silverberg then unofficially breaks the female bench press record for the 84+ kilograms women’s category, which was a 270lbs press – officially set by a trans lifter. The move, which took place Saturday at the Heroes Classic tournament in Lethbridge, Alberta, was apparently designed to protest rules outlined by the Canadian Powerlifting Union. Silverberg has yet to comment on his decision to enter the contest and subsequent victory. […]  Silverberg smashed the record set by transgender powerlifter Anne Andres, who has previously mocked women for being ‘so bad’ at bench pressing.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11918455/Male-powerlifter-protests-Canadas-self-ID-rules-entering-female-contest-smashing-record.html


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