Daily News Roundup

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Mark Lewis contributor to TownHall.com: Ronald Reagan described a communist as a person who reads Karl Marx and an anti-communist as a person who understands Karl Marx. Words of wisdom, indeed.

David Lewis Schaefer contributor to The American Mind: Why should the restoration of voting rights to those who served serious prison terms concern us? Well, to begin, recall the 2000 Florida Presidential election, in which the final outcome (and as a result the outcome of the national election) was determined by just a few thousand votes. Since felons, according to the Times, tend to vote heavily Democratic, imagine how the outcome in many state elections would change if only a significant fraction of the 934,000 ex-felons had regained the vote. Do we really want violent felons, regardless of party affiliation, potentially determining the choice of our highest government officials?

Auguste Meyrat contributor to The American Mind: When debating the merits of free speech, it’s important to recognize what free speech does in addition to arguing what it is. While it should be enough to assert that freedom of speech is an essential right, it becomes necessary to add that free speech enables a diverse society to function, empowers citizens to participate in government, and lays the foundation for a marketplace of ideas. To function effectively as public discourse, free speech demands that people take responsibility for what they say and what they hear, and this means that they are able to listen to arguments they might not like.

Todd Hayen contributor to off-guardian.org: So over the decades, due to these recalls and safety concerns, we have developed a false sense of security. What regulation agency would bother to recall Lawn Darts but at the same time allow an unsafe vaccine to reach the unwilling arms of children? Well, toys are toys, vaccines are medicine. There ‘ya go. The government, and other regulatory agencies, know what’s right, right?

Kevin Downey, Jr. contributor to PJMedia: . . . the tragic shooting in Dadeville appears to not involve an “angry white man,” which the left is quick to blame for mass shootings, though as I’ve reported, this is not the norm. We can expect the usual responses from the libs that guns, not criminals who use them to kill, are bad. The left will call for the end of “gun violence” even as big, blue cities refuse to punish the people causing so much chaos. It’s all a ruse to take your guns. Leftists will gladly sacrifice thousands of lives to disarm We the People.

Jeremy Carl contributor to The American Mind: We do not saw off the healthy limbs of adults who are uncomfortable with them; much less do we even consider doing this to children. It is not psychologically healthy to engage in delusions, especially when those delusions have absolutely devastating effect on those around us—wives, husbands, parents, children, friends. Transgenderism is not simply the latest battle in the culture war, and the differences we have with pro-transgender activists cannot simply be reduced to political differences—they are spiritual differences about the purposes for which we have been created, what we are allowed to do to ourselves, and what must always remain taboo.

Eric Lendrum contributor to American Greatness: On Tuesday, the social media platform Twitter made several major changes to its “hateful conduct policy,” determining that users are now allowed to refer to so-called “transgender” people by their actual genders and their original, gender-appropriate names.

Victoria Taft contributor to PJ Media: Oregon is well-trod ground for Soros. Undermining the dignity of human beings and society is his aim. In the late 1990’s, his Open Society organization shoved through the so-called “Death with Dignity” law to get doctors to help people kill themselves. Then he backed the fraudulent “medical marijuana” statewide measure. Then came his Secretary of State project to undermine elections, and then his District Attorneys project, which threw traditional law out the window. Then came legalizing pot.


War Room: UN Forwards Report Declaring Pedophilia Human Rights, Liz Yore Reports

Yore is an International Child Advocate attorney.

Watch the 5:09 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2iznpi-un-forwards-report-declaring-pedophilia-human-rights-liz-yore-reports.html

Rowan Cheung Tweet: Huge announcements in the world of AI today from Adobe, Elon Musk, the NBA, and Meta. Here’s a rundown on everything you need to know: . . .

Read more: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1648205473173192706.html


Moran: New York City Mayor Will Now Target Food Choices to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has targeted city residents’ diets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Unbeknownst to most of us. consuming foods that emit too much carbon into the atmosphere will kill us someday. So Adams will push New Yorkers to eat more fruits, veggies, nuts, and beans. Apparently, the methane gas released by everyone eating beans doesn’t count as “true” emissions. Nevertheless, the mayor — a vegetarian — will try to push New Yorkers to give up meat and dairy products and switch to plant-based foods for sustenance “Food is the third-biggest source of cities’ emissions right after buildings and transportation.  […]  This isn’t the first time that a New York City mayor has tried to get New Yorkers to eat healthier. In 2012, former mayor Michael Bloomberg unsuccessfully tried to institute a wide-scale ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks. The nationwide outrage that resulted ended up derailing any presidential hopes Bloomberg had. There will be a “household consumption tracker” to let New York residents see how well they’re doing in reducing their carbon footprint. How the city is going to measure that may be something of a problem.

Read more: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/04/18/new-york-city-mayor-will-now-target-food-choices-to-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-n1688084

War Room: Dave Walsh: “It’s a disaster, the cost of these is absolutely unaffordable..”

Biden’s green energy push is a concern for national security. A wind farm will go in near Navy shipyard and training areas along the east coast.

Watch the 13:27 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2j1q4y-dave-walsh-its-a-disaster-the-cost-of-these-is-absolutely-unaffordable…html

War Room: Dave Walsh: “..These kinds of things are insidious and basically spying on the American people..”

NYC coordinating with American Express to implement a carbon footprint  tracker system.  

Watch the 3: 56 minute https://rumble.com/v2j1sx4-dave-walsh-..these-kinds-of-things-are-insidious-and-basically-spying-on-th.html

Khan: Copper Shortage Threatens Green Transition

Metal markets seem to think copper is the new lithium. A lack of new mining activity has added to worries that there won’t be enough of the red metal for the energy transition, a popular topic at this week’s World Copper Conference in Santiago, Chile. South America currently dominates copper production and Chile is the largest mined producer. Increasing mine output has proved a challenge, prompting a wave of deal making in the industry and warnings of a serious supply shortfall over the next decade. Copper is used in wiring and construction as well as electric vehicles, solar panels and other green technologies. Electrification is expected to increase annual copper demand to 36.6 million metric tons by 2031, with supply forecast to be around 30.1 million tons, creating a 6.5 million ton shortfall at the start of the next decade, according to consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Read more: https://archive.fo/1xHDU#selection-293.0-293.380


War Room: Coordinated Effort to Coerce Children into Dangerous Parma Dependency and Irreversible Surgeries

The Tennessee female shooter was on hormones because she was transitioning. There are no long-term  hormone transitioning studies.

Watch the 5:57 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2j325y-coordinated-effort-to-coerce-children-into-dangerous-parma-dependency-and-i.html

War Room: Naomi Wolf: “People who invested in the vaccine are invested in lab grown milk, artificial wombs..”

It appears that part of the strategy is to impair women. To disrupt so that technological or digital gates managed by gate keepers can be imposed.

Watch the 8:34 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2j1z6g-naomi-wolf-people-who-invested-in-the-vaccine-are-invested-in-lab-grown-mil.html

War Room: Dr. Naomi Wolf Details How Covid Vaccines Are Causing Problems In Pregnant Women.

Watch the 6:51 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2j1vcs-dr.-naomi-wolf-details-how-covid-vaccines-are-causing-problems-in-pregnant-.html

Harris: Instead of Taunting Us, Help Us: Who Will Address Jab Concerns and Pregnancy?

If there is anyone who still thinks there isn’t a political element to the overwhelming thrust to keep the mRNA jabs coming, consider this: A new study reported on the website for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) finds that “many younger U.S. women say flu and COVID vaccines are not safe in pregnancy.”  The first thing we notice is that the report nonchalantly groups the flu vaccine in with the COVID jab.  Linking these two is obvious propaganda to force an association between an actual vaccine and the mRNA jab, with the hope of convincing the public that there is no difference between them.

The study begins by telling us that 17% of women of child-bearing age do not believe the flu vaccine is safe for women and their fetuses during pregnancy.  However, “skepticism was even more evident in the COVID-19 vaccine findings” with 31% saying the jab is not safe. They go on to report that the results depend on vaccination status:  The unvaccinated are more likely to believe a flu vaccine or COVID jab are unsafe, and the vaccinated are more likely to think they’re safe.  Apparently, they needed a study to figure that out. But it doesn’t end there.  The lead author of the report probably plans to use the data to support a new public health push that hasn’t been revealed yet: . . . […]  Reading between the lines, we can conclude that the unvaccinated are uneducated, mentally ill (or associating with someone who is), and are conspiracy theorists suspicious of the CDC and likely have access to guns. With this telltale reasoning, we should not be surprised to learn that the report comes from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.  The center is a project of the Annenberg Foundation, funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. […]  With so many women realizing the jab affected their menstrual cycles, it is hardly irrational of them to be concerned with possible effects on pregnancy. 

Read more at American Thinker.


Ballasy: Bombshell Senate GOP report: COVID leaked from Wuhan lab where US funded gain-of-function research

Kansas Republican Sen. Roger Marshall is warning that a new virus could break out of China and cause another worldwide pandemic as he releases “Muddy Waters,” a comprehensive new report on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and staff reviewed more than 50,000 documents for the report, which found that the COVID-19 virus was created in a lab and the outbreak was likely the result of two unintentional lab leaks. “This report concludes most likely this was two leaks,” Marshall said during a briefing with reporters ahead of the release of the report. “The possibility of a lab leak in the September-October [2019] time frame, even as early as July or August, was followed by vaccine development in November 2019. And then another lab leak seems to be the most sensible explanation in this retrospective review.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/congress/sen-marshall-warns-another-pandemic-could-originate-china-he-drops-new-covid

Watch the 8:42 minute interview with Sen Marshall: https://rumble.com/v2j23ew-sen.-roger-marshall-indeed-theyre-engaged-in-developing-bioterrorism-weapon.html

Piper: Intel community may be stalling COVID origins assessments for political reasons, ex-director says

The CIA’s “unjustifiable” refusal to formally assess COVID-19 origins suggests the Biden administration is afraid to face the “enormous geopolitical consequences” of a confirmed lab leak “head-on,” in line with its reluctance to confront China on its spy balloon, according to President Trump’s final director of national intelligence. John Ratcliffe told the House Oversight Coronavirus Pandemic Subcommittee at a Tuesday hearing that the CIA has “unrivaled capacity to acquire information and near limitless resources to do so,” casting doubt on its official explanation that it lacks enough information to evaluate

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/congress/intel-community-may-be-stalling-covid-origins-assessments-political-reasons-ex

Berenson: VERY URGENT: the FDA is raising the white flag on the mRNA Covid shots.

The Food and Drug Administration just all-but-gave up on mRNA Covid jabs. This afternoon, under the guise of “simplify(ing)” the Covid vaccination schedule, the FDA ended the two-dose mRNA vaccination regimen for unvaccinated people. Americans who have not yet been vaccinated can now receive only a single dose of the newer “bivalent” vaccines, which supposedly work better against the Omicron strain -though real-world evidence of their improved effectiveness is nearly nonexistent. […]  The change comes as demand for the mRNAs has collapsed, not just in the United States but worldwide. Only about 1 in 9,000 Americans is now receiving a Covid shot each day – and only about 1 in 40,000 Germans. [Note: Unvaccinated remain a focus of the US government.]

Read more: https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/very-urgent-the-fda-is-raising-the

Heine: Report: Only Three Americans Who Suffered Injuries or Death From the COVID Shots Have Been Compensated Thus Far

The payments to the three individuals, who were compensated through the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP), were listed as $2,019.55 for anaphylaxis, $1,582.65 for myocarditis, and $1,032.69 for myocarditis. “These long-awaited payments were overdue, highly anticipated and speculated upon. What is remarkable is that less than $5,000 was paid–total,” stated Children’s Health Defense (CHD) Acting General Counsel Kim Mack Rosenberg. “This is a tragedy and highlights the severe limitations of the program.” A total of 11,425 Americans have filed claims after suffering injuries or death from COVID-19 vaccines or other countermeasures, according to CICP data. A total of the 11,941 claims have been filed since 2010.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/04/18/only-three-americans-who-suffered-injuries-or-death-from-the-covid-shots-have-been-compensated-thus-far/

(Covid vaccine related?) Ex-NFL defensive end Chris Smith dead at 31

The cause of his death is not known. Smith played eight seasons in the NFL after the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him in the fifth round of the 2014 Draft out of Arkansas. He played three years in Jacksonville before the Jaguars traded him to the Bengals in 2017.

Read more: https://sports.yahoo.com/ex-nfl-defensive-end-chris-smith-dead-at-31-150515712.html


Williams: Former nurse describes COVID-19 protocols as ‘medical murder’

Gail Macrae said she wanted to trust organizations like the CDC and the AMA, but she came to believe that the practices and protocols they were mandating equated to “medical murder.” Gail Macrae is a California nurse turned whistleblower who was fired for refusing to take the COVID-19 shot. She joined Liz Collin this week to discuss what she witnessed while working in health care during the pandemic. Macrae has worked in hospitals, ICU care, and as a midwife. She worked for Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center in California from 2015 until 2021, when she was fired for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. As COVID ramped up in the spring of 2020, the media insisted hospitals were overflowing with patients, but that’s not what Macrae saw firsthand. “They were never full of patients. As a matter of fact, from the onset of COVID, for the whole first year of this pandemic not only was our hospital under capacity, but I was getting canceled,” she said.

Read more/Listen to the 24 minute interview: https://alphanews.org/former-nurse-describes-covid-19-protocols-as-medical-murder/


Trump War Room: Agenda 47: Ending the Nightmare of the Homeless, Drug Addicts, and Dangerously Deranged on American Streets

Watch the 3;37 minute Trump policy video: https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1648349484374712321

(H/T DG) Americans for Limited Government: Trump’s New Ad

Watch the 3 minute Trump ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nt4VZWz3P8

Lowry: DeSantis is not dead yet

The Ron DeSantis presidential campaign sure was good while it lasted. The conventional wisdom has turned so decidedly against the Florida governor that he’s getting buried a couple of months before he even announces. There’s flaming out on the launch pad, and there’s flaming out while you’re drinking a cup of coffee early in the morning at your home before getting in a car to drive to Cape Canaveral to check in for your mission. It’s the latter that’s supposedly happening to DeSantis. This is a bit much. Rumors of his political death are not just greatly exaggerated, they are absurdly overwrought, although that’s what a bout of bad national polling will do.

Read more: https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/lowry-desantis-is-not-dead-yet/article_053cd6dc-ddde-11ed-9668-f39a5008eedf.html


Oppenheimer: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Too much baggage.’ How Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s history of drug addiction, womanizing and self-described ‘lust demons’ makes his run for president a long shot – as even his own powerful family is unlikely to support him, source claims

. . . on Wednesday Robert F. Kennedy Jr. plans to announce that he is throwing his hat in the ring in a quixotic bid for the highest position in the nation. Nearly six decades after his uncle John F. Kennedy became president and then his father was gunned down on the road to the presidency – RFK Jr. has decided that he too should try to win the White House following in his forebears’ fatal political footsteps. Few think he has a chance and the skeletons in his closet will be enough to defeat his bid for the Democratic nomination in 2024. Nicknamed ‘The Toxic Avenger,’ Kennedy has long been involved in environmental crusades, most notably the clean-up of the Hudson River. But in recent years he has turned against vaccinations and has been highly critical of efforts to curb Covid, to such an extent that he’s now considered by some to be a conspiracy theorist. Still Kennedy, 69, has decided the time is right to challenge Joe Biden, 80, who has yet to formally announce he’ll run for a second term.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11982895/RFK-Jrs-history-drug-addiction-womanizing-makes-run-president-long-shot.html


Lendrum: Twitter Ends Ban on ‘Misgendering’ and ‘Deadnaming’ Transgenders

The Daily Caller reports that the original policy, first enacted in 2018, forbade users from engaging in “targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.” The new guidelines have removed this sentence altogether from the “Slurs and Tropes” section. “We prohibit targeting others with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category,” read the original rules. “This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.” The latter sentence is no longer found on the page. The move is yet another representation of Elon Musk’s efforts to shift Twitter back towards a pro-free speech policy, as well as to increase transparency on the site, both of which were key promises he made when he first set out to buy Twitter last year.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/04/19/twitter-ends-ban-on-misgendering-and-deadnaming-transgenders/

Wilson: Knowles Unfazed As Pro-Trans Protesters Bid to Disrupt Pitt Debate

Hundreds of pro-transgenderism protesters tried to disrupt a Tuesday night debate featuring The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles at the University of Pittsburgh, setting off smoke bombs and chanting in an effort to derail the event. Knowles was at the school’s O’Hara Student Center to debate journalist Brad Polumbo in an event sponsored by the Pitt College Republicans and billed as “Should transgenderism be regulated by law?” Inside the event, which was posted on YouTube, protesters shouted “Trans rights are human rights” as Knowles began to speak. “There they are,” Knowles quipped. “That sounds like they’ve gotten into harmony. It’s not even melody anymore. I guess there was an opening act.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/knowles-unfazed-as-pro-trans-protesters-bid-to-disrupt-pitt-debate


Supreme Court conservatives seem divided in major religion case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case testing how far employers must go to accommodate the religious views of their employees. Federal civil rights law requires employers to reasonably accommodate the religious beliefs of workers as long as that accommodation does not impose an “undue hardship” on the employer’s business. Nearly a half-century ago, the Supreme Court defined an undue hardship as a substantial additional cost, but it also said that the cost need not be more than a de minimis amount, defined in the dictionary as a trifling amount. That language has long angered religious groups of all kinds. And now they are pressing the conservative Supreme Court supermajority to overrule or modify its prior ruling. […]  At Tuesday’s argument, Justice Sonia Sotomayor noted . . . Justice Brett Kavanaugh focused on . . . Justice Elena Kagan also stressed . . . Justice Samuel Alito suggested . . .

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2023/04/18/1170700730/supreme-court-conservatives-divided-religion-case-sabbath-employers


Mittlestadt: Senate Republicans say they’ll block efforts to temporarily replace Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee

The committee, which recommends nominees for a final floor vote, has a Democrat majority. But Feinstein’s absence since March, as a result of the shingles virus, has resulted in 10-10 ties among the other members. At least five GOP committee members  – Sens. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), John Cornyn (Texas), Tom Cotton (Ark.), John Kennedy (La.) and Thom Tillis (N.C.) – say they will oppose efforts to replace Feinstein or see no reason to take her off the committee, according to The Hill newspaper.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/congress/senate-republicans-stop-democrats-temporarily-replacing-feinstein-judiciary


Coughlin: Biden Has Abandoned the Middle East to China and Russia

  • In the absence of any desire on the part of the Biden administration to support the Saudis — for decades one of Washington’s most important allies in the region — China has moved quickly to fill the diplomatic vacuum to launch its own initiative to restore ties with Iran.
  • [T]he fact that the Chinese can pull off a diplomatic coup involving a country that was formerly a key ally of the US serves as a devastating indictment of the Biden administration’s incompetence.
  • Having previously castigated Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s de facto leader, over his alleged involvement in the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, as well as the Saudis’ involvement in Yemen’s disastrous civil war, Biden demanded that the Saudis increase oil production to ease the global shortage caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19578/biden-middle-east-china

Online News Editor: Iran threatens to destroy Israeli cities as regional tensions simmer

Iran threatened to destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa should Israel commit the “slightest mistake” against the Islamic Republic, according to a Tuesday presidential statement. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi issued the warning during a military parade to mark the country’s National Army Day in Tehran. “The enemies of the Islamic Revolution, especially the Zionist regime, have received this message that the slightest move against our country will be responded with a harsh response and will be accompanied by the destruction of Haifa and Tel Aviv,” he said. Raisi also called on the United States to withdraw its troops from the region because “it is in their own interest,” according to Iran’s state-owned news channel Press TV.

Read more: https://www.laprensalatina.com/iran-threatens-to-destroy-israeli-cities-as-regional-tensions-simmer/


Chaitin: Title IX Enforcer Refuses To Define ‘Woman’

In the midst of a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona danced around the question when asked by Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), who focused his inquiry on proposed Title IX changes that seek to block policies that “categorically” ban transgender athletes from school sports teams that match their gender identity, but not their biological sex.

Read more/ Watch the 27 second clip: https://www.dailywire.com/news/title-ix-enforcer-refuses-to-define-woman

Prager U: Fossil Fuels: The Big Picture

Should the world stop using fossil fuels—oil, coal, and natural gas? Or should we embrace them as an essential part of modern life? Alex Epstein explores these questions. The benefits of using fossil fuels far out weight the negative side effects.

Watch the 5:55 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JiHbIW7ksg

The Center Square Staff: Florida seeks congressional probe into Biden administration handling of minors trafficked to U.S.

Moody did so after reporting the findings of a Florida statewide grand jury “documenting horrible conditions unaccompanied minors experience because of the Biden administration’s failed policies and lack of oversight.” “A Florida Grand Jury found shocking and horrific evidence of the Biden administration facilitating human trafficking and child exploitation of unaccompanied minors,” Moody said. “It should enrage everyone that any child is being exposed to such dangerous and terrible conditions. I’m calling on Congress to conduct hearings to further the investigation and uncover the evidence that HHS refused to provide to Florida’s Statewide Grand Jury.” […]  The grand jury’s report details how these federal agencies are facilitating and overseeing the placement of unaccompanied minors who’ve illegally entered the U.S. to be placed with unrelated individuals and put in situations “where they are subject to abuse, including rape, molestation, and effectively forced to work to pay for their travel to the United States in violation of child labor laws,” her letter states. “Congress should convene hearings and act to prevent any child from being assaulted or exploited.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/moody-seeks-investigation-biden-administrations-handling-minors

Citizen Free Press: Josh Hawley goes off on Mayorkas after he attempted to deflect blame for the border crisis: “Tens of thousands of children are forced to work as slaves and you turn around and blame a prior administration.”

Watch the 50 second hearing exchange: https://twitter.com/CitizenFreePres/status/1648363025425108993

Zito: How Many Deaths Will It Take Before Biden Forcefully Addresses the Fentanyl Crisis?

The number of young children under five who have died from overdoses in the United States has increased significantly in the past few years, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The highest number of those fatal poisonings of children comes from opioids. The study, which relied on records for all children five and younger from the National Fatality Review-Case Reporting System, showed that two-fifths of the children who died were infants and that 65 percent of those deaths happened at home. Nearly a third of those occurred under the supervision of someone who was not their biological parent, as in the case of Zhuri. We have looked the other way as opioid addiction and abuse in the U.S. has gone from zero to a grotesque and infinite epidemic. It now endangers every aspect of life. Our public health has degraded, our economic output has suffered, and our national security has been breached so brazenly and without consequence that it is hard to grasp. Even infants are not safe. Yet we do nothing.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/04/18/how-many-deaths-will-it-take-before-biden-forcefully-addresses-the-fentanyl-crisis/

Gillespie: Riley Gaines shreds Biden promise to veto bill protecting women’s sports: ‘Catering to a radical minority’

Speaking with Fox News Digital on Monday just hours after the White House released a statement that slammed the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, or H.R. 734, Gaines said Biden’s veto promise was evidence he was putting a “radical minority” ahead of women across the country. “The president has declared that science, truth and common sense no longer matter. In opposing this bill, President Biden is catering to a radical minority at the expense of women, who are 51% of the population,” Gaines said. “Equal opportunity, privacy and safety in our sports shouldn’t be controversial. The women who once advocated for Title IX should be outraged as this goes against everything they fought for. Female athletes of all ages, levels and sports deserve better,” she added.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/riley-gaines-shreds-biden-promise-veto-bill-protecting-womens-sports-catering-to-a-radical-minority


War Room: Robby & Landon Starbuck: Mature Minor Doctrine, Transfer of Parental Rights Away from Children PART 1

The military and US government is interfering in the parent-child relationship at its most fundamental level.  It is not an isolated incident. The DOD is hiding medical records of children ages 12 and up  from parents.

Watch the 18 minute interview:  https://rumble.com/v2j325y-coordinated-effort-to-coerce-children-into-dangerous-parma-dependency-and-i.html

War Room: DoD Heads Program and Doctors Asked Children Explicit Sexual Questions PART 2

Military doctors are asking children 12 years and up sexually explicit questions such as Are you attracted to anyone now? OR Tell me about your sexual life. WHY are these questions  being asked?

Watch the 13:50 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2j3364-dod-heads-program-and-doctors-asked-children-explicit-sexual-questions.html

War Room: Satanic Clubs Are Infiltrating America’s Elementary Schools, Mat Staver Reports

Staver is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel.

Watch the 8:15 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2izbs6-satanic-clubs-are-infiltrating-americas-elementary-schools-mat-staver-repor.html


Carl: A More Than Material Matter

The struggle against transgenderism is a spiritual struggle. I n a video that achieved its five minutes of viral fame last week, Webster Barnaby, a pastor and a Republican Florida State Representative, denounced the transgender movement at a legislative hearing. He held nothing back.  “The Lord Rebuke you Satan and all of your demons and all of your imps,” intoned Barnaby, referring to the transgender people present. “We have people who live among us today on planet Earth who are happy to display themselves as mutants from another planet.” This is, needless to say, strong language for the public discourse in 2023. And since it is in fact 2023, Barnaby later walked back part of his statement. But it was language that resonated with many—because Representative Barnaby had recognized and given voice to the fact, which is now becoming inescapably clear, that transgenderism is not simply the latest culture war social issue. It is a fundamental transgression against God and nature.

Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/a-more-than-material-matter/

Griswold: In The Transgender Culture War, Leftists Fired The First Shot

The transgender culture war sure has taken off since those ornery conservatives, snubbed by Obergefell, grabbed hold of the issue and thrust it into the spotlight and down the throats of Americans everywhere — so say the media. It wasn’t a misprint, a Babylon Bee joke, or one of Sonny Hostin’s brainless musings. This claim came from none other than paper-of-record The New York Times, which attempted to make the case that after conservatives lost the same-sex marriage fight at the Supreme Court in 2015, “the religious right went searching for an issue that would re-energize supporters and donors,” and found it in the great transgender debate. In other words, Republicans needed a new red-meat issue they could toss to the base in exchange for donations and energized voters. And though bewildered leftists “are still uncertain about how to best navigate the fraught politics of transgender issues,” write authors Adam Nagourney and Jeremy W. Peters, the conservatives who birthed the whole trans controversy have got their cold-hearted strategy down. The article is pure propaganda. Besides calling the right’s pushback against science-denial and the sterilization of kids an “effort to restrict transgender rights” and a “focus on perceived threats to impressionable children,” the piece cites a Media Matters activist who declares without evidence that these efforts are a product of “general animus” toward transgender-identifying people.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/04/18/in-the-transgender-culture-war-leftists-fired-the-first-shot/

Libs of TiokTok: Trans activist says not giving kids puberty blockers is a form of mutilation

Watch the 1:26 minute video: https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1646908238963568643?cxt=HHwWhsCzkaqU_9otAAAA

(Arizona State Senate – H/T AK) Awaken with JP: Woman Claims Men Can Get Pregnant and GETS OWNED

A  pitiable young woman speaks in opposition to a bill.

Watch the 9:48 minute hearing exchange: https://rumble.com/v2i202m-woman-claims-men-can-get-pregnant-and-gets-owned.html

(Pushing  back) The Right Scoop: BOOM! North Carolina school board votes overwhelmingly to protect children from LGBT groomers

The Moore County school board calls this a Parents’ Bill of Rights. At the school board meeting one of the parents characterized the new policy by saying it “will stem the hijacking of classrooms by a fringe element that demonizes parents while grooming children and ignoring their mental health.” That’s absolutely right.

Read more: https://therightscoop.com/boom-north-carolina-school-board-votes-overwhelmingly-to-protect-children-from-lgbt-groomers/


Rigolizzo: ‘Whitey On The Moon’: First Black Astronaut To Orbit The Moon Uses 70s Poem To Make Space About Race

Victor Glover was named as the pilot of next year’s Artemis II mission to the moon; the first person of color to fly a mission to the moon. But in an interview with Axios Monday, Glover said that the United States is in a similar place as it was when the Apollo program was launched. To illustrate his perspective, he uses the 1970 poem “Whitey on the Moon.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/whitey-on-the-moon-first-black-astronaut-to-orbit-the-moon-uses-70s-poem-to-make-space-about-race

(Black on White crime – the wrong narrative) CWB Chicago: Alarming video shows large group attacking woman in downtown Chicago, punching bus driver

An alarming new video has emerged that shows a woman being attacked by a group of young people in downtown Chicago. The footage, posted at the end of this story, is included in a sort of “brag tape” of video clips purportedly recorded during a “large group” incident in the Loop on Saturday night. After the attack of the woman at 129 North Wabash, another clip shows a man punching a CTA bus operator through a shattered window next to the driver’s seat. Another shows young people jumping on an SUV.

Read more/Watch the videos: https://cwbchicago.com/2023/04/video-chicago-large-group-woman-attacked-cta-bus-driver-punched.html


The Diversity Style Guide: Helping media professionals write with accuracy and authority

The Diversity Style Guide is a resource to help journalists and other media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity. This guide, initially a project of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, brings together definitions and information from more than two dozen style guides, journalism organizations and other resources. The guide contains more than 700 terms related to race/ethnicity, disability, immigration, sexuality and gender identity, drugs and alcohol, and geography. You can browse the stylebook by letter or by category using one of the topic glossaries in the drop-down menu above. Or you can look up a term in the search box below.

Read more: https://www.diversitystyleguide.com/

Tapson: Media Boycott of David Horowitz’s ‘Final Battle’

A week ago, Newsmax sent out the following memo to its readers: “You need to find out why the major media — even Fox News — is banning any mention of ‘Final Battle’ as it soars to the top of the bestseller lists…” Final Battle: The Next Election Could be the Last is the title of Freedom Center founder David Horowitz’s latest book. It is the number one best-selling political book in the nation as recorded on Amazon’s best-seller list. For three months it has been the number one best-seller in Amazon’s “Elections” category, topping such powerhouse books as Alan Dershowitz’s Get Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ new book The Courage to Be Free. […]    The real mystery is why Fox News should join this pack. When Humanix Books published Final Battle at the beginning of the year, it was accompanied by rave recommendations from many prominent figures in the conservative camp. Author/filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, bestselling journalist Peter Schweizer, and talk show giant Dennis Prager were among those who lauded Horowitz’s book, with Prager describing it as “the most devastating indictment of the Democrat Party to yet appear.”

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/media-boycott-of-david-horowitzs-final-battle/


(From January 2023) Tapson: The Final Battle

According to the Democrat Party, American democracy today faces a barrage of threats and attacks that are among the most serious in our country’s entire history. […]  In short, everything that stands in the way of the Democrats’ mission to “fundamentally transform” the U.S. into a one-party state, everything that impedes the Left’s lust for power, is democracy’s mortal enemy. The truth, as Freedom Center founder and bestselling author David Horowitz details in his new title from Humanix Books, Final Battle: The Next Election Could be the Last, is that it is today’s far-Left Democrat Party that poses the greatest threat to democracy. And unlike Biden’s blustery claim, that’s not hyperbole. In a densely informative but gripping page-turner of a book, Horowitz makes his case that Joe Biden has overseen “the most overtly racist and anti-constitutional government in American history.” In attacking the Constitutional system the Founding Fathers built, which decentralized and restrained government power, and which enabled diverse communities to unite as one people, “the Democrats have conducted a sustained assault on the spirit of compromise that binds the union together.” […]  Horowitz also turns his spotlight on the Biden administration’s imposition of “whole system change” through the climate change boondoggle of the Green New Deal; . . . […]  But where are we headed? as Horowitz asks in his closing chapter title. Are America’s days as the freest, most prosperous nation in history numbered? Are we nearing the end of the unique American experiment? “Only a fool,” Horowitz states, could answer “no” to these questions today with any certainty. The Democrat Party’s  . . .

Read more: https://marktapson.substack.com/p/the-final-battle


Mittelstadt: Provisional ballots may flip Arizona attorney general race for Hamadeh: analysis

An analysis of uncounted provisional ballots shows the 2022 Arizona attorney general’s race may be called for GOP nominee Abe Hamadeh instead of the now-Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes. Hamadeh is challenging the election in court, suing Mayes to ensure all votes were counted in their midterm election contest, which Hamadeh lost by just 280 votes, according to an automatic statewide recount. Last week, Mohave County Superior Court scheduled oral arguments on May 16 for Hamadeh’s motion for a new trial, which he filed after learning that vote total discrepancies in Pinal County were allegedly not brought to the attention of his legal team or the judge in his initial election challenge.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/provisional-ballots-may-flip-arizona-attorney-general-race-hamadeh


Glock: The Regulatory Labyrinth

Say you want to develop a property in Riverside County in California. You assume that you will need the usual permits for building and electrical codes—and you will. But what may surprise you is that you’ll first often have to hire a professional archaeologist to survey the lot. The archaeologist will then write the equivalent of an academic article on the history of the lot, from its “prehistoric context” to the present day, including a review of any similar reports about surrounding lots. (One project found 60 such reports for nearby properties.) If evidence exists that something old may be present on the lot, the archaeologist will have to write either one or two more reports, which will include “oral histories” from people who may have walked across the lot and descriptions of any agreements with Native American tribes to supervise digging—for research, not development. If some clay pipes or old bricks are found, you may have to pay for archaeological and Native American monitoring during construction itself and then provide yet another report, which will describe, among other things, how you arranged for “mandatory cultural resources sensitivity training” for your construction workers. The official county archaeologist will then decide whether your report was adequate before allowing the normal building permits—provided, of course, that no problems are found with your paleontological, biological, or other reports. California was once the powerhouse of American growth and innovation, . . .

Read more: https://www.city-journal.org/article/the-regulatory-labyrinth


Flavin: JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon Will Face 2 Days of Questioning in Epstein Case

On Tuesday, a federal Judge ordered Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, to allocate two days for depositions in a  case related to Jeffrey Epstein. In late 2022, the U.S. Virgin Islands filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for alleging the bank profited from Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme. The lawsuit also accuses JPMorgan of “turning a blind eye” to suspicious activity that occurred from Epstein’s account.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/jp-morgans-jamie-dimon-will-face-2-days-of-questioning-in-epstein-case/

Dodds: Meet the ‘elite’ couples breeding to save mankind

At the beginning of March, Aria Babu quit her job at a think tank to dedicate herself to something most people have never heard of. Having worked in public policy for several years, the 26-year-old Londoner had come to an alarming realisation about the future of the UK, the world – and the human species.

‘It became clear to me that people wanted more children than they were having,’ Babu says. ‘Considering this is such a massive part of people’s lives, the fact that they were not able to fulfil this want was clearly indicative that something was wrong.’ The new focus of Babu’s career is a philosophy known as pronatalism, literally meaning pro-birth. Its core tenet is deceptively simple: our future depends on having enough children, and yet life in developed countries has become hostile to this basic biological imperative. Linked to the subcultures of rationalism and ‘effective altruism’ (EA), and bolstered by declining birth rates, it has been gaining currency in Silicon Valley and the wider tech industry – especially its more conservative corners. […]  Easily the most famous person to espouse pronatalist ideas is Elon Musk, the galaxy’s richest human being, who has had 10 children with three different women. ‘If people don’t have more children, civilisation is going to crumble. Mark my words,’ Musk told a business summit in December 2021. He has described population collapse as ‘the biggest danger’ to humanity (exceeding climate change) and warned that Japan, which has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, ‘will eventually cease to exist’.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/meet-elite-couples-breeding-save-100000548.html

Schaefer: Voting in Prison

Two years ago, author Victor Davis Hanson published a book called The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America. Hanson’s title says it (almost) all: the disappearance of the distinction between citizens and legal residents, on the one hand, and the illegal immigrants who have flooded our borders under the Biden administration; the decline of the sense of common citizenship in favor of identity politics (based on distinctions of race, sex, and “gender identity”); the effective transfer of power over our lives from elected officials and those accountable to them to activist judges, along with bureaucrats who take advantage of loose Congressional statutes to make what is effectively law covering a large swath of Americans’ lives. There is one area of the decline of citizenship that Hanson’s book does not address, however, and which merits attention: the establishment of the legal qualifications for voting, which have increasingly been eroded in recent decades by guaranteeing the franchise to ex-felons.

Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/voting-in-prison/

Meads: Oh Great, New York City Now Admits Thousands Of Illegal Aliens Aren’t Vaccinated Against Polio

“More than 50,000 people have come to New York City (NYC) in the past year shortly after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. As more people arrive and many make NYC their home, the scale and scope of need continues to grow,” New York City’s health commissioner, Ashwin Vasan, said in a recent letter sent to health care professionals and physicians. Vasan claimed that the onus for ensuring that these individuals were vaccinated was on the doctors — not the government. […]  Of course, the government of New York City could have helped address this problem as well by requiring that illegal aliens who come to the Big Apple for free stuff and free education had received their vaccines. [Note: Polio is an illness caused by a virus that mainly affects nerves in the spinal cord or brain stem. In its most severe form, polio can lead to a person being unable to move certain limbs, also called paralysis. It can also lead to trouble breathing and sometimes death. The disease also is called poliomyelitis. In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared diseases in industrialized countries, paralysing hundreds of thousands of children every year. Soon after the introduction of effective vaccines in the 1950s and 1960s however, polio was brought under control and practically eliminated as a public health problem in these countries.]

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/oh-great-new-york-city-now-admits-thousands-of-illegal-aliens-arent-vaccinated-against-polio

Taft: Portland’s ‘Controlled Demolition’ Into Dystopia May Be Unrecoverable Thanks to George Soros and Dumb Voters

You can’t say Portland had good intentions because they should have known that what they were trying to do wouldn’t “solve” the drug and homeless problems in the metro areas. Free-wheeling drugs and government tents have never worked anywhere they’ve been tried. Never. Not in San Francisco, not in Los Angeles, not in San Diego, and not in Seattle. But the we’re-smarter-than-you set just threw millions more at it, ignoring that Portland doesn’t just have a homeless problem; it’s got a drug problem. And predictably, things are worse. Oregonians can blame their “progressive” leaders, George Soros, and the voters staring back at them in mirrors for this mess. The governmental equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle — state progressives, Multnomah county actors, and Portland activists — have worked together to dispirit the people through their lawlessness, destroy their once beautiful metro area with tents and bodies strewn about, and make it a hospitable place, as a local photographer put it, “for people to come to our city to kill themselves.”

Read more/Watch the videos: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2023/04/17/portlands-controlled-demolition-into-dystopia-may-be-unrecoverable-thanks-to-george-soros-and-dumb-voters-n1687820

Weber & Whedon: Dominion, Fox News reach settlement in $1.6 billion defamation suit

The deal came on the first day of trial in the civil case in a Wilmington, Del., court. “We are pleased to have reached a settlement of our dispute with Dominion Voting Systems. We acknowledge the Court’s rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false,” Fox said in a statement. “This settlement reflects FOX’s continued commitment to the highest journalistic standards.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/dominion-fox-news-reach-settlement-16-billion-defamation-suit

Khardori: Why Fox News had to settle the Dominion suit

The massive payout reflects the fact that Dominion had put together a strong case that Fox had acted with “actual malice,” a high bar under defamation law that has historically been difficult for plaintiffs suing media outlets to satisfy. Dominion’s considerable success in this case indicates that Fox acutely understood that there was a high risk that the jury would side with Dominion on this crucial legal point. The settlement also spares the network from weeks of embarrassing testimony that would have put the widespread internal dysfunction at Fox News on full public display.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/04/18/why-fox-news-had-to-settle-the-dominion-suit-00092708

Liberatore: I was a hacker for 30 years. These are the scariest things I saw on the dark web

A veteran cybercriminal has revealed what is really on the dark web – where hackers, hitmen and drug dealers run wild. The source, who has spoken anonymously, explained how bad actors use ransomware for large payouts or ‘to just see the world burn’ and explained that any system connected to the web is at risk of an attack. These attacks are made through ransomware, which hackers use to steal data and demand tens of millions of dollars for the trove to be returned. ‘I’ve watched hospitals get encrypted and people are left with a choice: do I pay to decrypt the data or do I risk lives?’ the man said while donning a mask to conceal his identity. The dark web is a place where one activity is untraceable. A recent report found the most sought-after content was child pornography, followed by guns and drugs.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11982783/I-hacker-30-years-scariest-things-saw-dark-web.html

Huston: Disney Unveils Concept Art for Splash Mountain’s Replacement After Ride Canceled for ‘Racism’

For this attraction, “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure,” the park is reaching back to the 2009 film Princess and the Frog as a theme. Set in the roaring 1920s in New Orleans, the film featured a cast of black and Latino characters including Princess Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos), and wise old Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis). The new ride is set to be hosted by Mama Odie, who will again be voiced by Lewis, according to WDWMagic. Disney World patrons will be taken on a tour through Mama Odie’s bayou world of talking animals, New Orleans flavors, and Cajun chaos. […]  In a video promotion of the revamped ride posted in July of 2021, Disney Imagineer Chris Beatty said one of Disney’s goals was to “bring a sense of inclusivity” to the ride. “We want to make sure that everyone that rides the Jungle Cruise can see themselves in the characters and in this experience,” he said.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2023/04/16/disney-unveils-concept-art-for-splash-mountains-replacement-after-ride-canceled-for-racism/


Lawless: UK says Russian hackers aim to attack key infrastructure

Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre issued an official threat notice to operators of Britain’s electricity, water and other critical systems, telling them to boost their defenses. “I don’t think we are yet doing enough to protect our infrastructure from the cyber threats emerging from Russia-aligning groups,” the center’s chief, Lindy Cameron, said. Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden said the threat comes from hackers sympathetic to Russia though not necessarily directed by the Russian state. He described them as the cyber equivalent of the Wagner Group, the private Russian company with mercenaries fighting in Ukraine.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/uk-russian-hackers-aim-attack-key-infrastructure-98688191

Kurilova: Transgender Convicted Pedophile Had Been Watching Girls Undress In Locker Room Of Canadian Pool, Claimed It Was His “Human Right” To Access Women’s Spaces

In February, Reduxx reported that a mother had been threatened with arrest by staff at the Aquatic Centre in Nanaimo, British Columbia, after attempting to remove a male from the women’s locker rooms she said had been acting in a predatory manner towards her children. The man, who she described as wearing a wig and a face mask, had been peeping under the stall into the one where her young daughter had been changing. Reduxx has now identified the man with the help of members of the community, and learned he is a convicted child sex offender. Jeremy Melvin Carlson now goes by Rylie Otter — sometimes spelling his first name “Rhylie” or “Rhiley.” In 2019, Carlson, who was 28 at the time, was sentenced to 14 months in jail and 24 months probation for sexual interference against a young person.

Read more: https://reduxx.info/exclusive-trans-woman-confronted-by-mother-in-swimming-pool-locker-room-is-a-convicted-pedophile/


The Prickly Pear’s TAKE ACTION focus this year is to help achieve a winning 2024 national and state November 5th election with the removal of the Biden/Obama leftist executive branch disaster, win one U.S. Senate seat, maintain and win strong majorities in all Arizona state offices on the ballot and to insure that unrestricted abortion is not constitutionally embedded in our laws and culture.

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