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Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ): “Biden is becoming the chief architect of child trafficking from the border.”

Robert F. Kenneday Jr. is a 2024 Democrat presidential primary candidate: Following @mtaibbi’s terrific reporting on the Durham investigation. This is no partisan skirmish. It is about the political weaponization of the FBI to destroy a candidate and then a sitting President. It’s about a matrix of lies so elaborate as to make a mockery of the democratic ideal of an informed citizenry.

Jeremiah Jackson, Ph.D. contributor to Revolver.news: The debt ceiling emerged out of a compromise between fiscal conservatives’ fears and World War I militarists’ demands in 1917. Prior to this time, Congress approved individual Treasury debt issuances. The Second Liberty Act of 1917 transferred this authority to the U.S. Treasury. Recognizing the potential for abuse and abrogation of its responsibilities inherent in this transfer of authority to the Executive Branch, Congress introduced a debt ceiling to restrain the Treasury. War is the health of the state and, as one might guess, since World War I the debt ceiling has never been lowered (even when the federal government was running surpluses). The first partisan conflict over the debt ceiling took place in 1995 between a Republican-controlled Congress led by Newt Gingrich and the Democratic-controlled Executive Branch led by Bill Clinton.

James D. Agresti contributor to Just Facts Daily: Contrary to widespread claims that the U.S. government will default on its debt if Congress doesn’t raise the debt limit, federal law and the Constitution require the Treasury to pay the debt, and it has ample tax revenues to do this. Contrary to widespread claims that the U.S. government will default on its debt if Congress doesn’t raise the debt limit, federal law and the Constitution require the Treasury to pay the debt, and it has ample tax revenues to do this. Nor would Social Security benefits be affected by a debt limit stalemate unless President Biden illegally diverts Social Security revenues to other programs.

Daniel Lacalle contributor to Mises Wire: Fighting inflation without cutting government spending is like dieting without eliminating fattening foods.

Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Environmentalists believe that all human endeavors are bad. Green technology is not their solution, it’s just another obstacle that they have erected in the way of progress, but they have no commitment to it except as a way to stop gas, oil, coal and nuclear from giving us cheap, reliable energy. Given a choice between wind, solar and nothing, they’ll choose nothing. And make us choose it too.

Steve Milloy is the founder and editor of junkscience.com: “There is no correlation between emissions and any type of extreme weather event. So the activist effort to link ‘climate change’ with extreme weather is simply without a basis in fact. Activists like to dramatize their concern for the environment, but it’s always evident they have spent little time learning anything about it.”

Dennis Prager contributor to American Greatness: Unlike liberal and conservative movements, every left-wing movement is totalitarian. Therefore, it is not enough for people to tolerate or even show respect to LGBTQ individuals. We must all celebrate lesbianism, male homosexuality, the transgendered, and queers. No left-wing movement is a movement for tolerance. They are movements that demand celebration.

Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The only woke cultural revolution still going on is narcissism. Wokes don’t want to change the world, they want to revel only in their outrage and false sense of superiority by destroying anything that predated them, anything they don’t understand, and turn it into a virus broadcasting their virtue.

Daniel de Visé is a staff writer for The Hill:  Not quite 50 percent of Americans say they have no doubt about the existence of God, according to the 2022 survey, released Wednesday by NORC, the University of Chicago research organization. As recently as 2008, the share of sure-believers topped 60 percent. Thirty-four percent of Americans never go to church, NORC found, the highest figure recorded in five decades of surveys.

DC Draino Tweet: BREAKING AZ Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borelli issues letter to every county election office notifying them no electronic voting machine can be used in ‘24 election Katie Hobbs vetoed law, but Constitution gives plenary authority to state legislature so they’re overriding her

Babylon Bee satirical headline: In Honor Of Pride Month, Lego Introduces Sodom And Gomorrah Playset


Thakur: WHO to Govern the Health of the World?

This is the stuff of bureaucrats’ dreams: the legal authority to declare an emergency and the power thereafter to commandeer resources for oneself from sovereign states and to redirect resources funded by the taxpayers of one country to other states. The Covid years saw a successful bureaucratic coup that displaced elected governments with cabals of unelected experts and technocrats who lorded it over citizens and intruded into the most intimate personal behaviour and business decisions. […]  Why empower a bigger and richer WHO to enforce wrong groupthink on the whole world? Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says an urgent priority is to “strengthen WHO as the leading and directing authority on global health,” for: “We are one world, we have one health, we are one WHO.” The Covid crisis “exposed serious gaps in the global health security architecture;” the new treaty would be “a generational agreement” and “a game-changer” for global health security. Not coincidentally, it will also: Consolidate the gains of those who profited from Covid-19, concentrating private wealth, increasing national debts and decelerating poverty reduction; Expand the international health bureaucracy under the WHO; Shift the centre of gravity from common endemic diseases to relatively rare pandemic outbreaks; Create a self-perpetuating global biopharmaceutical complex; Shift the locus . . .[…]  This is the stuff of bureaucrats’ dreams: the legal authority to declare an emergency and the power thereafter to commandeer resources for oneself from sovereign states and to redirect resources funded by the taxpayers of one country to other states. The Covid years saw a successful bureaucratic coup that displaced elected governments with cabals of unelected experts and technocrats who lorded it over citizens and intruded into the most intimate personal behaviour and business decisions. Now the WHO is engaged in a silent coup against . . .

Read more: https://brownstone.org/articles/who-to-govern-the-health-of-the-world/

War Room: WHO’s Public Health Emergencies Masquerade for Digital Enslavement

Watch the 9:39 minute Noor Bin Ladin interview: https://rumble.com/v2pbjki-whos-public-health-emergencies-masquerade-for-digital-enslavement.html

War Room: Michele Bachmann: WHO Meetings Preview Increases in Global Influence

Watch the 11:51 minute  interview: https://rumble.com/v2pbd3y-michele-bachmann-who-meetings-preview-increases-in-global-influence.html

Rep. Harriet Hageman: The World Health Organization is bad for Wyoming and in bed with China. It’s time to defund the WHO.

Watch the 1:41 minute speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgQocX04uns


War Room: Dave Walsh: EPA Plan to ‘Shut Down Basic Load Continuous Duty Power’ as Drastic Cuts on Power Plant

Walsh is an energy consultant and former Mitsubishi Power Systems president. EPA plans to turnout the lights and destabilize the energy grid.

Watch the 18:29 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2peb44-dave-walsh-epa-plan-to-shut-down-basic-load-continuous-duty-power-as-drasti.html


April 2023 continued to disappoint the hopes and dreams of the climate alarmist crowd as the month was significantly cooler than April 1998, per NASA satellite data, despite 65% more manmade atmospheric carbon  dioxide (CO2). ‘GLOBAL WARMING’ CAUSING HEAT WAVES? The New York Times reported in “Here Are the Places Most at Risk From Record-Shattering Heat” that, “Global warming is making dangerously hot weather more common, and more extreme, on every continent.” Fact Check. Despite a 270 percent more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, U.S. heat waves have dramatically declined in frequency and intensity since the 1930s, per the most recent US National Climate Assessment. EMISSIONS MELTING THE ALPS? The Times (UK) report in “Alpine ski resorts struggle under the effects of climate change” that, emissions-driven warming was causing glaciers to melt and a shortage of snow. Fact Check. Alpine glaciers may be receding and there may be less snow now, but 6,000 years ago, before the advent of industrial emissions of greenhouse gases SEA LEVEL RISE SINKING THE NAVY? The Wall Street Journal reported in . . .

Read more: https://junkscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Climate-Fact-Check_April-2023-Edition.pdf


War Room: Steve Friend: The Weaponization of FBI & State Department and ‘Manufactured Domestic Extremism’

Steve friend is a Former FBI agent turned whistleblower.

Watch the 15:18 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2peei8-steve-friend-the-weaponization-of-fbi-and-state-department-and-manufactured.html

(Administrative State) Roberts: Taking On the New “Big Government”

“Big government” is a shifting idea. What was once a looming threat of liberalism and heavier taxies has morphed into a monster that wields state power to ratchet down on liberty, stem information, and weaponize woke ideologies to rapidly fracture the nation and push a progressive agenda. One of their newest targets has been the debt ceiling—a fight for which they’re willing to hold American tax dollars hostage.Fortunately, there’s a way to take down such a beast: Arm everyday Americans with the truth. It’s an area of expertise for this week’s guest, Russ Vought—president of the Center for Renewing America and Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Trump, our guest on this week’s episode.

Watch  the 24 minute interview: https://www.heritage.org/conservatism/commentary/taking-the-new-big-government

Greenfield: Environmentalists Are Why We Can’t Have Infrastructure

California’s high-speed electric train has burned through nearly $10 billion, far more than its original $9 billion bond, without building a single mile of track. Where did that money go? $1.3 billion was spent on environmental impact clearances. […]  California’s infamous high-speed train to nowhere, which began in 2009 and whose budget already tops $100 billion, financed by corrupt environmental cap-and-trade robbery that makes cryptocurrency seem legitimate by comparison, may seem like an outlier, but it’s not.[…]  In the decades since, NEPA was weaponized to virtually shut down development in the country. When Biden implemented a NEPA rule change that baked global warming considerations into every project, Senator Manchin joined Republicans in voting it down in the Senate. But Republicans haven’t even bothered proposing the elimination of the NEPA disaster.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/environmentalists-are-why-we-cant-have-infrastructure/

Kelly: Why Is Everyone Protecting Ray Epps?

Subsequent reports suggested any number of reasons why Carlson was yanked off the air, including the company’s settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, a separate lawsuit filed by a one-time producer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” political differences with the sons of Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch, and his questioning of the war in Ukraine. But the timing of his removal—less than 24 hours after “60 Minutes” aired a puff piece on Ray Epps, the infamous January 6 instigator frequently covered by Carlson’s show—fueled rumors that Fox News wanted to silence Carlson before he could respond to several accusations made in the interview. Carlson is “obsessed with me,” Epps told reporter Bill Whitaker, who repeatedly used the term “conspiracy theory” to describe claims Epps’ acted as a federal agent during the Capitol protest. “He’s going to any means possible to destroy me.” Now it appears Carlson was, in fact, prepared to address Epps’ interview in his April 24 monologue.[…]  And now it appears that Fox News, which has a brick on nearly all January 6 reporting, also is running cover for Epps and, potentially, the government.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/05/22/why-is-everyone-protecting-ray-epps/

Hemingway: Second Hunter Biden Whistleblower Threatened For Internal Email Warning Of IRS Corruption

Last week, an IRS whistleblower alleging the Justice Department interfered with the Hunter Biden criminal probe was removed, along with his entire team, from participating in the ongoing investigation. The removal has raised questions about whether the Justice Department is engaged in political retaliation against the whistleblowers, in violation of whistleblower protection laws. Now the IRS whistleblower’s attorney and the whistleblower advocacy group Empower Oversight have sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel providing further evidence of intimidation against the whistleblower’s team. On May 18, a second IRS whistleblower sent an email to IRS leadership, including Werfel, expressing concern that he was being removed from the Hunter Biden criminal investigation after nearly five years of work on the case without an explanation. In response to the whistleblower’s letter, IRS officials responded by alleging that the whistleblower was committing a potential crime merely by asking IRS leadership why he was removed from the investigation. According to the letter: . . .

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/05/22/hunter-biden-whistleblower-threatened-for-internal-email-warning-of-irs-corruption/


Berenson: URGENT: Huge new study shows mRNA Covid jabs sharply raise the risk of severe vaginal bleeds

Women 45 and over had a high risk of severe vaginal bleeding after receiving mRNA Covid shots, Swedish researchers found after studying almost 3 million women. The increased risk lasted for at least three months after women received a shot and was even higher after the third shot than the first two. That finding suggests what scientists call a “dose-response relationship,” strong evidence the link was not coincidence. Overall, a third mRNA dose raised the risk of severe, medically diagnosed bleeding episodes by 25-45 percent. Some women required inpatient hospital care.

Read more: https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/urgent-huge-new-study-shows-mrna?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

Berenson: From a reader whose wife suffered severe post-mRNA vaginal bleeding

Sometimes a personal story captures the truth more accurately than all the data in the world. (Posted unedited, with a couple of comments in brackets)

Read more: https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/from-a-reader-whose-wife-suffered


BREAKING: Sen Tim Scott Files to Run for President in 2024

South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott officially entered the 2024 presidential race on Friday after filing the required paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.

Read more: https://100percentfedup.com/breaking-sen-tim-scott-files-to-run-for-president-in-2024/

Solomon: Newsmaker Interview: Trump vows to reduce abortions through incentivized adoptions

Former President Donald Trump says his remaking of the Supreme Court helped overturn Roe v Wade and gave pro-life activists “the upper hand” in fighting abortion, and if he returns to the White House he will focus on reducing abortions by incentivizing adoptions. […]  The 45th president, leading handily in the 2024 GOP nomination race, called into the show from his Mar-a-Lago office and discussed the border, the Durham report, the weaponization of the government and the failures of the news media.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/all-things-trump/trump-vows-reduce-abortions-through-incentivized-adoptions


War Room: Rep. Andy Biggs Shares Details And Updates On The Debt Ceiling

Watch the 16:36 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2pdn8m-rep.-andy-biggs-shares-details-and-updates-on-the-debt-ceiling.html

Cleveland: Here’s How House Republicans Could Block Senate Democrats’ Efforts To Thwart IRS Whistleblower

The Democrat-controlled Senate Finance Committee is playing politics with the Hunter Biden IRS whistleblower, a letter sent Monday to the heads of the congressional oversight committees charges. But besides outing the partisan gamesmanship of the Senate committee, the whistleblower’s attorneys signal a solution to House Republicans: Use Section 6103(f)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code to sidestep Senate Democrats’ efforts to thwart the IRS whistleblower. […]  Because Republicans control the House Ways and Means Committee, its chair, Jason Smith, could designate Senate staffers to “join and participate” in the whistleblower’s House-transcribed interview. If Smith is wise, he will take the hint and designate as agents under Section 6103(f)(4) multiple Senate staffers for both Democrat and Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee.  This would allow the whistleblower to achieve what he wanted: to be questioned on a bipartisan and bicameral basis. Additionally, by designating multiple Senate staffers, not merely staffers for the chair and ranking member, the House Ways and Means Committee can ensure Sen. Chuck Grassley’s top investigator participates in the transcribed interview — something Democrat Ron Wyden, the Senate Finance Committee chair, was blocking.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/05/23/heres-how-house-republicans-could-block-senate-democrats-efforts-to-thwart-irs-whistleblower/


Linebarger: Report Confirms Dozens of Senators Are Being Issued Taxpayer-Funded Satellite Phones in Preparation for a “Disruptive Event”

A report confirms that United States Senators have been issued emergency satellite phones. CBS News reported these devices are part of a series of new security measures being offered to senators by Karen Gibson, Senate Sergeant at Arms. The official line of reasoning behind offering the satellite phones was “to ensure a redundant and secure means of communication during a disruptive event.” CBS News also notes that the satellite phones were offered partially in response to the January 6, 2021 protests at the U.S. Capitol. […]  The Department of Homeland Security claims the phones are a security backstop in the case of an emergency that “takes out communications” in part of America. […]  Many conservatives including DC Draino are expressing alarm that a cyber attack prior to the 2024 election would be used to justify changes in voting procedures that will benefit Joe Biden. He argues that senators are being issued the phones to prepare for this exact event.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/report-confirms-dozens-senators-are-being-issued-taxpayer/


Conradson: JUST-IN: Judge Tosses Kari Lake’s Lawsuit After Trial on Fraudulent Signature Verification Shows AT LEAST 274,000 Ballots Were Verified in Less Than 3 Seconds – ORDER INCLUDED

The new Minute Entry states, “rather than trying to cast doubt on a specific number of ballots (a herculean evidentiary endeavor in these circumstances), she attempts to prove that the signature review process for Maricopa County was not conducted pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-550(A) or the EPM.”

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/just-judge-tosses-kari-lakes-lawsuit-after-trial/


War Room: Borrelli: Arizona State Senate Forwards Legislation to Remove Election Machines as Primary Source

Watch the 5:48 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2pbh6k-borrelli-arizona-state-senate-forwards-legislation-to-remove-election-machi.html


Smith & Solomon: Biden’s latest border policy change raises alarm it will embolden child exploitation

The Biden administration’s latest border policy change is ending DNA testing of families seeking asylum, a move that experts warn will significantly increase the risks of children being exploited and trafficked by drug cartels. Biden’s plan to end the DNA testing started in 2019 was revealed Monday in a Customs and Border Protection agency memo obtained and published by Just the News.Condemnation of the policy change taking effect at the end of May spread from Congress to former border patrol officials, and even included former President Donald Trump. “We had the safest border that we’ve ever had three years ago,” Trump told the Just the News, No. Noise television shoiw on Monday night, suggesting that human trafficking and the influx of illegal drugs have now made it unsafe. “Now, we have the worst border, I think in history,” he added. “There’s never been anything like this. This is a destruction of our country.” Others joined Trump in saying Biden’s decision is a misguided effort that hurts only the “most vulnerable” and a clear attempt to get more illegal migrants into the country more quickly. […] In January 2020, a court order was established to require such testing, amid evidence drug cartels and others were using children to create fake family units to sneak illegal migrants across the border.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/energy/ent-cant-explain-it-biden-ending-major-tool-vet-child-traffickers-border

Welch: WATCH: Biden’s Occult-Obsessed Monkeypox Tsar Takes BDSM Strut onto Vegas Biomedical Conference Stage.

Recent footage shows the White House’s National Monkeypox Response Deputy Coordinator, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, strutting onto stage at the annual Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit last month wearing bondage straps around his waist and shoulders. Dr. Daskalakis – the disturbing habits of whom The National Pulse first reported on last year –  can be seen walking in front of two half-naked men. The Vegas HIV summit was sponsored by Gilead, Janssen, Mistr, QCare, and ViiV Healthcare. […]  First reported last year after his White House appointment under Biden, Dr. Daskalakis is famous for his obsession with the occult, Satanism, and his pentagram tattoo which reads, “I have learned there is light even in the darkest places.”

Read more/Watch the 15 second video: https://thepulse.plus/watch-bidens-occult-obsessed-monkeypox-tsar-takes-bdsm-strut-onto-vegas-biomedical-conference-stage/

 Mueller: Record share of Americans say they are worse off financially than one year earlier: survey

According to the “Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households” report, the 35 percent of adults who reported they were worse off in 2022 than they year prior is the highest share recorded since the survey first asked the question in 2014. Americans’ financial well-being “declined markedly” between 2021 and 2022, with the share of adults who said they were doing “at least okay” financially down 5 points to 73 percent last year. A release notes this figure is among the lowest levels observed since 2016.

Read more: https://thehill.com/business/economy/4015801-record-share-of-americans-say-they-are-worse-off-financially-than-one-year-earlier-survey/

Nicholas: Yellen triples down on debt ceiling deadline

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned on Monday that the U.S. government is “highly likely” to run out of money as early as June 1. Why it matters: The date leaves President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy less than 10 days to find an agreement — and the votes — for a compromise to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling. As the debt ceiling X-date approaches, Treasury is monitoring inflows and outflows to provide a more precise estimate of when the U.S. will run out of money.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2023/05/22/yellen-debt-ceiling-deadline-xdate-june

Agresti: Everything You’ve Heard About the Debt Limit is Wrong

Contrary to widespread claims that the U.S. government will default on its debt if Congress doesn’t raise the debt limit, federal law and the Constitution require the Treasury to pay the debt, and it has ample tax revenues to do this. Contrary to widespread claims that the U.S. government will default on its debt if Congress doesn’t raise the debt limit, federal law and the Constitution require the Treasury to pay the debt, and it has ample tax revenues to do this. Nor would Social Security benefits be affected by a debt limit stalemate unless President Biden illegally diverts Social Security revenues to other programs.

Read more: https://pricklypear.news/weekend-read-everything-youve-heard-about-the-debt-limit-is-wrong/

Lacalle: Crowding Out: The Fed May Be Killing the Private Sector to Save the Government

The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet reached its all-time high in May 2022. Since then, it was supposed to drop at a steady pace and shed three trillion US dollars by 2024. The normalization of monetary policy was built on the idea of a soft landing for the economy. However, the Fed may be killing the private sector to save the government. Curbing inflation requires a significant reduction in the money supply and aggregate demand. However, if government deficit spending is left untouched, the entire burden of normalizing monetary policy will fall on families and businesses. The current situation is the worst possible. The Fed’s balance sheet is not falling as fast as it should; government spending has not even been scratched, but the money supply is falling at the fastest pace since the 1930s, and rate hikes are hurting the productive economy while the government seems unaware of the need to reduce its bloated budget. The first-quarter GDP figure is extremely concerning. Government spending showed yet another . . .

Read more: https://pricklypear.news/crowding-out-the-fed-may-be-killing-the-private-sector-to-save-the-government/

Showalter: Thanks, Joe: Biden’s price cap on drugs is bringing shortages -medical expert

The signature shortages of socialism have reared their ugly head again in a bad way in Joe Biden’s America. According to Dr. Scott Gottieb, a former FDA commissioner and current Pfizer board member — a revolving-door swamp thing, sure, but indisputably a man who understands how the medical industry works — Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act is bringing new heights in medical drug shortages, particularly in the critical area of cancer chemotherapy treatments, where very expensive and hand-tailored drugs must be administered to patients on a strict schedule for treatment to be effective. In an interview with Margaret Brennan on Face The Nation, Gottlieb laid out what was going on (emphasis added): . . .

Read more/Watch the 1:25 minute video at American Thinker.


(GROOMING) Rita Panah Tweet: Young child on stage with drag queens encouraged to twerk for crowd. Ping @libsoftiktok

Watch the 17 second video: https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1658649391744561152?cxt=HHwWgMDRna-12oQuAAAA

Lindquist: Washington State To Spend $83K On Training Featuring Drag Queen Story Hour Director

The speech’s description defends the performance of drag in front of children, explaining that Executive Director of Drag Queen Story Hour Jonathan Hamilt will share “the necessity of LGBTQAI+ family programming and how the powerful art-form of drag teaches young humans about inclusivity, celebrating diversity, and the vital freedom of self-expression.” Hamilt, who himself dresses in drag, has a personal goal of “offering affirming and accepting programming for kids” in an attempt to heal his “inner child,” his biography states.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/washington-state-to-spend-83k-on-training-featuring-drag-queen-story-hour-director

Meads: For Real? North Carolina Gov. Declares ‘State Of Emergency’ Because Republican-Led School Choice Is About To Pass

Democratic Governor Roy Cooper (NC) has declared a “State of Emergency” because the GOP-led legislature is about to pass school choice amongst other conservative measures that fight back against radical gender ideology and woke educational policies. What exactly does a “state of emergency” over public education entail? It’s unclear, but Cooper thought it enough of a crisis to give a press conference and run this banner across governor.nc.gov:.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/for-real-north-carolina-gov-declares-state-of-emergency-because-republican-led-school-choice-is-about-to-pass


Perry: The Trans Mind-Virus Is Mutating

We were called alarmists. Bigoted. Christo-fascists. After all, the transgender contagion was not spreading, drag was just an art form, and school employees were not facilitating children’s social gender transitions and hiding it from their unwitting parents.  Except, none of this was true. Turned out, the trans movement pointed not to a slippery slope, but to a cliff. Earlier this year, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), a self-described defender of human rights around the world, presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council a report titled The 8 March Principles for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Criminal Law Proscribing Conduct Associated with Sex, Reproduction, Drug Use, HIV, Homelessness and Poverty. Among the report’s recommendations and policy statements were these gems: . . .

Read more: https://www.heritage.org/gender/commentary/the-trans-mind-virus-mutating

Prager: This Pride Stuff Isn’t Healthy

First, what exactly is one proud of? What accomplishment is involved in being gay, lesbian, or bisexual? Even trans is allegedly built into one’s nature. Isn’t the entire premise of the LGBTQ movement that one does not choose one’s sexual orientation or sexual identity? Wasn’t anyone who argued that homosexuality is a choice declared a hater and a science denier? So, then, if no choice is involved, no effort on the part of the individual—let alone no moral accomplishment—what is there to be proud of? Maybe I couldn’t identify with Jewish pride over great Jewish athletes, but at least they all actually accomplished something.

The other problematic element has to do with why the LGBTQ movement does everything possible to bludgeon every institution into celebrating Pride Nights, Days, Weeks, and Months. The reason is the totalitarian nature of all left-wing movements.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/05/22/this-pride-stuff-isnt-healthy/

Libs of TikTok Tweet: Females who think they are males are getting “gender affirming piercings” on their genitals to simulate balls

Watch the 38 second video: https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1659259284012638216?cxt=HHwWkIC93eLh74YuAAAA

Libs of Tik Tok Tweet: Trans activist and life coach is troubled because Mississippi banned puberty blockers and sex change surgeries for minors. He then calls on doctors to break the law and continue to provide these services to youth

Watch the 2:07 minute video: https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1658941877159092226?cxt=HHwWhICzsaG234UuAAAA

Libs of TikTok Tweet: Biological male models women’s swimsuit in @adidas new pride collection ad

If you missed seeing the ad: https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1658959146937376770?cxt=HHwWhICzob-j54UuAAAA


Mac Ghlionn: Let’s Stay In

A troubling trend of social isolation is afflicting young adults globally. In Japan, social withdrawal among young men is now so severe that the Japanese have a very specific term for it: hikikomori. Hiki means “to withdraw,” and komori means “to remain inside.” At least 1.5 million Japanese people, many of whom are young men in their twenties and thirties, have completely withdrawn from society. They don’t date; they don’t mate; they don’t work; and they don’t socialize. In short, they refrain from doing anything that requires them to leave their hyper-isolated chambers. Many of these young males are hurting—financially, spiritually, and psychologically. […]  In the U.S., as in Japan, young men are retreating en masse. We are witnessing the rise of the American hikikomori. This sociocultural phenomenon involves a refusal to cooperate or engage with other members of society. Something needs to be done, and fast, because the negative outcomes are piling up. American males are far more likely to commit suicide than American females by a factor of nearly four. “Deaths of despair,” mostly meaning suicide or drug overdose, have risen rapidly among young and middle-aged men, actually causing a decline in life expectancy. Rather staggeringly, 60% of American men in their twenties are single, and only 50% of single men are seeking a romantic relationship.

Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/lets-stay-in/


Hippolito: Unassisted Suicide

The Catholic Church risks killing its own moral credibility. Recent remarks from the president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life indicate that the Catholic Church continues to pivot away from defending the most vulnerable in their earliest and latest stages of existence. Cardinal Vincenzo Paglia told an Italian journalism conference April 21 that for the sake of preserving the common societal good, the church would accept laws supporting assisted suicide. “It cannot be excluded that in our society, a legal mediation is practicable that allows assisted suicide,” said Paglia, alluding to a judgement in 2019 from Italy’s Constitutional Court outlining limited conditions for assisted suicide. Patients must be “kept alive by life-sustaining treatments and suffering from an irreversible pathology, a source of physical or psychological suffering that he considers intolerable, but fully capable of making free and informed decisions,” it states. The cardinal then referenced a bill the Italian Parliament is considering to expand those conditions. […]  So why does Paglia still have his position? Francis is applying the tactics of Fabian socialists to ignite the doctrinal change he desires. Francis’ public support for historic teaching mollifies inattentive Catholics. But his unwillingness to discipline favored subordinates who state diametrically opposed positions reveals his true intentions. Indeed, those subordinates are the tools Francis uses to expedite his desired changes.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/unassisted-suicide/


Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives Tweet: This man is a deaf custodian at Hickerson Elementary in Tennessee. He was brought to tears when he walked in a classroom to students who learned sign language to sing Happy Birthday to him. He has been working at Hickerson Elementary since 1991 and it was his 60th birthday.

Watch the 28 second video: https://twitter.com/dom_lucre/status/1660703105527193605

De Vise: Does God exist? Only half of Americans say a definite yes

Only half of Americans now say they are sure God exists. […]  Thirty-four percent of Americans never go to church, NORC found, the highest figure recorded in five decades of surveys. Another new report, from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), said that 27 percent of Americans claimed no religion in 2022, up from 19 percent in 2012 and 16 percent in 2006. […]  Only 7 percent of people do not believe in God. […]  Decades ago, nearly every American child was raised in some religion. Today, nearly 15 percent of the population reports no religious upbringing. “They’re not saying night prayers, morning prayers, taking their kids to church,” said Thomas Groome, a professor in theology and religious education at Boston College. “Whatever religion we have going forward will be by persuasion and choice and not by inherited identity.” […]  But religion also remains relatively strong among Black and Hispanic Americans. Both groups are more likely than whites to attend church regularly.

Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/4012827-does-god-exist-only-half-of-americans-say-a-definite-yes/

McMurray: WOW! 30-Ton Shipment of Chemical Explosives Traveling By Rail From WY to CA Have DISAPPEARED—With an Unknown Number of Illegals From Terror Nations Crossing Into the U.S. Through Our Open Borders, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Approximately 60,000 lbs. of the explosive chemical ammonium nitrate, a chemical used to make fertilizer, and a component in explosives, like the ones used in the 1995 terror bombing in Oklahoma City at the Murrah Federal Building,  has disappeared. The 30 tons of ammonium nitrate was being shipped on April 12, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to California, but when the train arrived at a rail stop two weeks later in the Mojave Desert, the car carrying the dangerous explosives was empty.

Read more: https://100percentfedup.com/wow-30-ton-shipment-of-chemical-explosives-traveling-by-rail-from-wy-to-ca-have-disappeared-with-unknown-number-of-illegals-from-terror-nations-crossing-into-us-through-our-open-border-with-mexico/

LaChance: Disney Begins Third Round of Layoffs – 2,500 Jobs Cut and More Coming This Summer

Despite objections from the public about pushing woke politics, the company has remained defiant, even doubling down on LGBT and social justice issues. The people who run Disney seem to want to die on this hill and the company just might do that.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/disney-begins-third-round-layoffs-2500-jobs-cut/

Taylor: Here We Go: Police Find Nazi Flag in U-Haul Truck that Crashed into Barrier Near the White House (Video)

Police investigators pulled an apparent Nazi flag from a U-Haul truck crashed into a barrier near the White House Monday night. Eyewitnesses say the truck was driven twice into a barrier before stopping. The incident took place at the north side of Lafayette Park at 16th and H St, NW. Police laid out the flag on the sidewalk near the truck, apparently for the media to film, before folding it up and taking it away. […] Odd coincidence a week after Joe Biden tried to stir up racial divisiveness by telling graduating Black students from Howard University that white supremacy was “the most dangerous terrorist threat to our homeland” on the same day the alleged FBI-op group Patriot Front, known for using U-Haul trucks, marched in D.C.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/here-we-go-police-find-nazi-flag-u/

McMurray: JUST IN: Fox News Caves to Marxist Democrat Ideology With New Woke Policies…Viewers Respond

For several years, under the leadership of the Murdoch sons and former RINO lawmaker Paul Ryan, who sits on the Fox News Board of Directors, the cable news network that earned its top spot by reporting the news mainstream media wouldn’t and competitors CNN and MSNBC either distorted or outright lied about, has been moving the woke needle to the Left. It’s now being reported that all Fox News employees, regardless of their biological sex, will be allowed to use bathrooms that best align with their perceived gender identity. They have also been given the green light to dress in the office in attire that matches their make-believe gender rather than their biological sex. And pronouns in the office inside Fox News must be adhered to by employees of the network whose success, ironically, has been due in large part to their commitment to standing up to the Left’s Marxist ideology. […]  Here are just a few of the responses to the decision of Fox News to cave to the Marxist demands of the Left: . . .

Read more: https://100percentfedup.com/just-in-fox-news-caves-to-marxist-democrat-ideology-with-new-woke-policies-viewers-respond/

Citizen Free Press: Instagram influencer makes ‘positive’ video about euthanasia. ‘Are you excited to die?’ she asks her grandmother.

Watch the 1:26 minute video: https://twitter.com/CitizenFreePres/status/1660716516956860416?cxt=HHwWgMCznfK3howuAAAA


Berrien: One Of The World’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes Threatening To Erupt

The alert level of the Popocatepetl volcano, which towers roughly 18,000 feet over sea level and looms 34 miles southeast of Mexico City, threatening 25 million people within range of an eruption, was raised to yellow phase three on Sunday, one step below a red alert. A yellow phase three alert level is triggered when the volcano shows “significant explosions of increasing intensity that shoot fragments (of rock) over considerable distances.” On Saturday the airports in Mexico City and Puebla temporarily halted flights because of ash spewed from the volcano.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/one-of-the-worlds-most-dangerous-volcanoes-threatening-to-erupt

Bekdil: Turkey’s Elections: Nationalist Identity Politics Wins Out Over Misery

  • There will be a second round for the presidential vote on May 28, but an opposition victory seems unlikely.
  • Turkey is a country where average schooling is 6.5 years. In other words, the average person is a 7th grade drop-out. Ninety-five percent of Turkish citizens have never travelled abroad.
  • Many Turks are captivated by identity politics: Ideology over everything else. Erdoğan’s Islamism and nationalism still matter to tens of millions of starving Turks. This is their make-believe world: that Erdoğan will one day rebuild the glorious days of our Ottoman ancestors.
  • Under pressure from the Erdoğan government, which apparently feared opposition propaganda on social media, Twitter announced on May 12, two days before the elections, “In response to legal process and to ensure that Twitter remains available to the people of Turkey, we have taken action to restrict access to some content in Turkey today.”

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19672/turkey-elections-nationalist-identity-politics

Libs of TikTok: The U.S. Embassy in Brazil put out this video about pronoun usage including ey/em per/pers and ze/hir pronouns

Watch the 1:13 minute video: https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1659665056941101061?cxt=HHwWisDS0e6kqIguAAAA

Paphatis: Greece’s ruling party wins big but calls for new election after falling short of majority

Greece will go to the polls again as early as June 25, with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis confirming Monday that he will not try to build a coalition government after dominating an election over the weekend but failing to secure an outright majority in Parliament. Mitsotakis’ center-right New Democracy party trounced the opposition by the most decisive margin in half a century, slighty increasing its share of parliamentary seats and winning double the votes of the left-wing Syriza party and nearly four times those of third-place Socialist Pasok. But a one-off electoral law in place Sunday denied him a governing majority. Mitsotakis will now pin his hopes on a second election — expected no later than July 2 — where the electoral system will revert to its old setup, which gives the leading party a bonus of up to 50 of Parliament’s 300 seats. Had that system been in place Sunday, New Democracy would have secured more than 170 seats.

Read more: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.latimes.com%2Fworld-nation%2Fstory%2F2023-05-22%2Fgreece-faces-new-election-no-majority


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