Saturday Bullet Points: March 20, 2021

Another week, another week with FAR too many vital happenings in the country for most Americans to keep up with. You lost a few of those, I’m sure. We have them and have put them in our Bullet Points today.

Here’s how it works: 1) Read the few sentences included with each Bullet Point; 2) to get more details of that Bullet Point, click on the blue arrow at the end and go to a complete story with details; 3) no interest in details? Just click on the next Bullet Point and keep going!

It’s simple, it’s quick, and it’s a great way to start your Saturdays. Enjoy today’s chapter!

Bullet Points

  • In order to keep things “real” at the White House, the Administration decided that any staffer who had used marijuana previously is unfit to serve President Biden. They were forced to resign or be fired. That brings up this question: what about VP Kamala Harris who admittedly publicly on a radio show she had not only used marijuana, but did so often. Is she the next to go? For complete details, click on this link:
  • “There are no problems at the southern border!” That’s Nancy Pelosi. What’s there are some challenges and problems to work out. Otherwise, everything is OK. Really? Yep. The House Speaker says everything is under control. That’s unbelievable, but she said it. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Meanwhile, Americans don’t feel the same as does the Speaker. A large majority in the country have been anxiously waiting to see and hear the facts coming from our border. But the Biden Administration has forbid members of the Press to accompany government officials to see first-hand what’s going on there. Further, DHS, CBP, and other federal employees have been told implicitly NOT to allow any pictures or videos to be taken. What’s going on? Pelosi says, Nothing. But current DHS Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, who repeatedly has claimed we have no crisis there, surprised everyone on Friday and finally took a trip to see for himself. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Have you already forgotten the name “Lindsay Boylan?” She’s the first former Andrew Cuomo staffer to come forward publicly to reveal sexual harassment at the hands of Governor Cuomo. Boylan finally gave partial details of what her charges include. It’s the first time Americans have heard that Cuomo told her he wanted to “mount” her! For complete details, click on this link:
  • The experts have told us the younger American children are the less likely they are to catch the COVID-19 virus infection. Even if they do, less than one-tenth of one percent will likely die. Yet, America’s CDC Guru, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that infants will be vaccinated for COVID-19 beginning soon. For complete details, click on this link:
  • How much of your privacy is too much for you to feel comfortable, especially when given to the government? Like it or not, our federal government has amassed access to a huge percentage of our lives’ details without us even knowing about it. They do it in the name of “security.” After all, they each took an oath to “protect and serve us” if we elected them. Don’t we trust them? For complete details, click on this link:
  • Talk about someone who absolutely has no connection to reality! And she, Jen Psaki, is the “fact coordinator” for this President. Psaki says with Biden’s proposed income tax increases, corporations don’t have to raise prices on consumers on any of their goods and products so Americans will all be “hunky-dory!” (She really claims this) For complete details, click on this link:
  • We hear it again and again: “There’s no crisis at the southern border!” Let’s don’t let the truth ruin their great leftist talkling point. Unfortunately, even though the Biden Administration has muzzled Border Patrol and DHS employees there with demands to NOT tell anyone anything or show any pictures, TX Governor Greg Abbott reports that in two of the three facilities holding immigrant minors there’s no clean running water and in two of the three, more than ten percent of the illegals housed tested positive for COVID-19. Yep, there’s no crisis at our southern border, right? For details, click on this link:
  • Why is it OK to leaders in each of the nation’s largest cities — 37 of them — to allow murders to continue to rise at egregious rates on their political watches? It’s happening, though. And the citizens in those cities have basically just turned a back to the criminality. Maybe people are being conditioned to the massive increases in murders and other crimes as their “new reality.” For complete details, click on this link:
  • The Cancel Culture has struck again. This time it’s a “redo” of the cancellation of the significance of the Star Bangled Banner. What? Yep. We see protesting college basketball players once again taking a knee during the anthem to follow former San Francisco 49er QB Colin Kaepernick’s lead. I thought we were through that? At the Mens’ NCAA Basketball Tournament many are not. For complete details, click on this link:
  • The FBI has stepped into the nursing home debacle in New York that saw thousands of elders die needlessly from COVID-19. The U.S. intelligence agency is apparently looking into the alleged purposeful editing of COVID-19 death statistics to make New York Governor Andrew Cuomo look good to the public during the pandemic. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court took up an abortion case that, depending on their findings and actions, could change the rules regarding abortions. Mississippi officials had appealed an appeals court ruling that had invalidated a ban on abortions after 15 weeks gestation. The ruling was met with precedent that the Supreme Court prevents bans when the fetus could not live outside the womb. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top flip-flopped on all things COVID-19, has reversed course once again. Friday, the CDC announced, “Oops, we were wrong about the mandatory six feet social distancing mandate for schools to safely reopen.” (There really wasn’t an “Oops!” in their announcement) What is the safe distance now? For complete details, click on this link:
  • It comes as NO surprise for most that the House passed a bill — H.R. 8 — to ratchet down the purchase of guns by clamping down on those who are eligible to buy guns. There was ANOTHER gun control bill passed at the same time. For complete details, click on this link:

Proof That Illegals Are More Important Than Americans To Biden

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asserts it is “extraordinarily disrespectful” to ask him about American victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens.

During a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) asked Mayorkas about illegal alien crime victims.

Specifically, Cammack referenced the case of 19-year-old Amber Scott, a high school cheerleader at the time in Douglas County, Colorado, who was kidnapped at knifepoint in 2006 by 25-year-old illegal alien Pedro Martinez.

Martinez had been previously deported to his native Mexico after three felony drug convictions, but he returned illegally to the U.S. at a later date. Martinez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in May 2007.

“How many more Ambers have the kidnapped across America before you will take action?” Cammack asked Mayorkas in the hearing, to which he called the question “extraordinarily disrespectful.”

Americans often become the victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. This month, an illegal alien MS-13 Gang member — already in prison for attempted second-degree murder — was charged with second-degree murder for his involvement in a 2016 killing in Long Island, New York.

Federal data from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) reveals that in 2020, the office had received about 700 calls from Americans and their surviving family members, known as Angel Families, who were victims of illegal alien crimes.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) has long estimated that about 2,000 Americans are killed by illegal aliens every year.

In October 2020, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation that makes November 1 of every year the “National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens.”

Several hundred million Americans are screaming loudly toward Washington asking this question: “Why would OUR government that is comprised of people who were ‘hired’ to protect us, throw all reason to the side allowing millions of illegals to pour into our country? Why are they allowing in known and unknown felons, drug and sex traffickers, and thousands of others whose personal data is a mystery?

We’re in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic! Yet Biden and Mayorkas open the border telling ALL of those illegals to “Come on Down.” In total disregard of their status regarding COVID-19: NO testing, NO quarantining, and little or no knowledge of where they go when the Biden Border Patrol simply process and release them within our borders. 

What About AMERICANS Who Live Close To The Border?

According to DHS status indicators, over 336,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and February 28, 2021, of which over 229,000 were classified as illegal aliens by DHS. Secretary Mayorkas cannot be “disrespected” for being asked to respond to that?

Between June 1, 2011 and February 28, 2021, these 229,000 illegal aliens were charged with more than 378,000 criminal offenses which included arrests for 685 homicide charges; 43,084 assault charges; 7,012 burglary charges; 45,849 drug charges; 596 kidnapping charges; 18,736 theft charges; 29,064 obstructing police charges; 2,058 robbery charges; 4,545 sexual assault charges; 5,692 sexual offense charges; and 3,913 weapon charges.  DPS criminal history records reflect those criminal charges have thus far resulted in over 144,000 convictions including 301 homicide convictions; 16,976 assault convictions; 3,726 burglary convictions; 20,819 drug convictions; 226 kidnapping convictions; 8,029 theft convictions; 13,043 obstructing police convictions; 1,219 robbery convictions; 2,159 sexual assault convictions; 2,756 sexual offense convictions; and 1,529 weapon convictions.

These figures only count individuals who previously had an encounter with DHS that resulted in their fingerprints being entered into the DHS IDENT database. Foreign nationals who enter the country illegally and avoid detection by DHS, but are later arrested by local or state law enforcement for a state offense will not have a DHS response in regard to their lawful status and do not appear in these counts. However, in addition to the PEP program, DHS actively adjudicates the immigration status of individuals incarcerated in the Texas prison system. From 2011 to date, the Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has provided DPS with information on more than 29,000 individuals who were identified by DHS as in the country illegally while they were incarcerated at TDCJ. 10,444 of these individuals were not identified through the PEP program at the time of their arrest. DPS does not know the current incarceration status of the individuals identified while they were incarcerated nor when their alien status was initially determined.

During a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, Mayorkas fielded questions about the number of border crossers released into the U.S. interior since the start of the Biden administration and how many have tested positive for coronavirus.

Mayorkas, though, did not divulge any data and instead told lawmakers he would follow up to get them the numbers. To date, DHS officials have refused to disclose the number of border crossers the agency has released into the U.S. interior, though sources have put the total well into the thousands.

In one exchange, Mayorkas admitted DHS had been releasing border crossers without testing them for coronavirus, confirming previous reports. Subsequently, small towns like Brownsville, Texas along the southern border have had to test the border crossers at their own expense.

“There were instances in which individuals were released,” Mayorkas said. “You mentioned Brownsville and that is an example of that.”

Earlier this month, reports circulated that DHS was releasing border crossers who then tested positive for coronavirus and, still, were not required to quarantine. Instead, many of the border crossers continued traveling throughout the U.S. while carrying the virus.

Now, Mayorkas claims DHS is testing border crossers for coronavirus “as needed.” Previously, DHS officials said only migrants enrolled in the now-defunct Remain in Mexico program were required to test negative for coronavirus before their release.

Regardless of coronavirus testing, Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to President Joe Biden’s restart of the Catch and Release program by ending Remain in Mexico and cooperative asylum agreements with Central America. The latest Harvard/Harris Poll found that almost 7-in-10 U.S. voters said border crossers should be returned to Mexico.

The admission comes as sources have told Breitbart News that Mayorkas, along with other top DHS officials, are advocating to stop applying to migrant families the Center for Disease Control’s Title 42 order that has prevented thousands of border crossers from being released into the U.S. interior.

The latest DHS data reveals that since October 2020, nearly 327,000 border crossers have been expelled at the southern border thanks to Title 42. In February, alone, more than 72,000 border crossers were expelled under its authority.

Federal immigration officials apprehended almost 100,000 border crossers in February, an increase of 170 percent compared to the same time last year. The total number of illegal aliens who successfully crossed the border, undetected, since October 2020 has surpassed 118,000, Breitbart News exclusively reported.

Summary

Here’s what makes me ill: the persistent answer anytime anyone asks, “Why is there such a rush to allow millions of immigrants into our nation bypassing our immigration system?” The answer: “We’re the most caring nation on Earth. We are obligated to open our doors to those from these countries who live in deplorable conditions in their own nations. They need our help and they need it immediately!”

Really? I don’t question that things are much better here than pretty much EVERY other country, not just those in Central America. But they’re NOT in emergency conditions. They’re no wars, no genocide, and no purging of ethnic or religious people in those countries. And America and Americans cannot fund everything for them. Everyone wants to do better.

My brother wrote a country song years ago titled “Anything Worth Having is Worth Hurting For.” Honestly, the American dream actually IS that song title. “Opportunity” is the American dream, not “permanent handouts.”

The “Answer”

There can only be ONE explanation for what is happening: President Biden and all other open border proponents do not care for the Rule of Law. And they feel that so strongly that they push perpetually a dismissal of ALL of our immigration laws.

Question: Isn’t the Constitutional process put in place for just such dilemmas a perfect solution for this quandary? Who made those laws? The U.S. Congress. Who legally can and is supposed to change, delete, or pass new laws? The U.S. Congress.

Why don’t they just follow the law?

The answer to that question is proof that of their own selfish purpose: to perpetuate their project to make ALL people in this country totally dependent on the federal government. They CANNOT accomplish that in the current mix of the American populace. They need people/citizens who are NOT committed to the Rule of Law.

They need “Sheeple.” And illegal immigrants are the perfect candidates for that role. This Administration has shown us all that illegal immigrants are more important than American citizens. And Americans’ rights are expendable.

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The Total Failure Of The Biden Immigration Policies Has Already Happened

No matter what the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas says, the mess at our southern border, especially Texas, is a crisis. It’s not a “challenge” as has been the talking-point of Biden White House Media Director Jen Psaki. It’s a true “humanitarian” crisis.

Americans thought that during the latter days of the Trump Administration, illegal immigration was under control. If one listens to the leaders in the Biden Administration, nothing could be further from the truth. That was the excuse for President Biden to overturn each Trump executive order on his first day as President, having to do with illegal immigration. That included the agreement between the Mexican government and the U.S. for Mexico to hold ALL illegals coming to the southern U.S. border seeking asylum. This operation, when initiated, went a long way toward stopping illegal immigration for two reasons. First, illegals who made that trek across Mexico were discouraged, knowing that they would be stopped and held in Mexico pending asylum eligibility when reaching our border. Secondly, the termination of Obama’s “Catch and Release” action released all illegals after only a promise they would return for court hearings on their asylum claim. 90%+ of such asylum claims are being denied several years later when those cases finally come before an immigration judge.

The dangers of that “Catch and Release” program are monumental, especially today. COVID-19 is now embedded in our nation but, not just ours, but all of those Central American countries plus Mexico. From each of these countries, these illegals are bringing COVID-19 with them to the U.S.! Those new variants of COVID-19 are prevalent in Central and South America, and American officials are desperate to keep them out of our country.

The Biden Administration has NO COVID testing program in place to know which migrants are infected. Now that tens of thousands are coming in each month under Biden’s policies, it is known that numerous of those have COVID-19. But a majority are not tested, therefore having an infection status unknown. And DHS/ICE are instructed to put them on busses and airplanes to ship them to towns and cities across America without knowing their physical conditions — especially COVID-19 status. Even worse, it is known that numerous of those coming have felony criminal records in their home countries, are involved in human trafficking and even child sex trafficking. “Catch and Release” puts them on our American streets with little or no information about them and with no idea if they’re murderers, sex predators, or drug cartel members, or just good people fleeing desperate situations in their home countries.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lashed out at President Biden’s administration on Wednesday over this surge in migrant arrivals on his state’s southern border. Abbott delivered his remarks at a press conference in Dallas, across the street from the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, where the federal government plans to house 3,000 unaccompanied immigrant teens.

“These sites are a direct result of President Biden’s reckless open-border policies that are causing a surge in border crossings and cartel activity,” Abbott told reporters. “The Biden administration must also answer for enticing unaccompanied minors into inhumane conditions that expose these children to traffickers, to abuse, and terror,” he added.

In recent weeks, Texas politicians, including many Republicans, have claimed that the Biden administration’s policies create an unprecedented crisis on the U.S./Mexico border. The governor prompted backlash after blaming migrants for spreading COVID-19 the same week he lifted statewide coronavirus restrictions, including a mask mandate. Earlier this month, Abbott launched Operation Lone Star, which a press release at the time said “integrates DPS with the Texas National Guard” and includes operations aimed at targeting Mexican drug cartels, smugglers, and others crossing the border.

On Wednesday, the governor said he was “expanding the scope of Operation Lone Star to crack down on human trafficking,” explaining that the Texas Department of Public Safety will work with several agencies to focus on trafficking and continue to “apprehend unaccompanied minors” who cross the border. “Today, I am directly asking the Biden administration to allow the Texas Department of Public Safety to access this facility across the street at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center as well as the other federally run centers in Texas, to be able to talk to these unaccompanied minors,” he said.

“Texas is willing to step up and help out, but this is the Biden administration’s responsibility,” the governor said. “In part, immigration is always a federal responsibility. In part, it’s the policies that have been adopted by the Biden administration that escalated the number of children coming across the border.”

Meanwhile, Texas Republicans have doubled down in their criticism of the Biden administration’s approach to the border. In El Paso on Monday, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy said, “There’s no other way to claim it than a Biden border crisis.”

Why Don’t Border States Takeover Border Security?

One would think that having 50 individual states, each state would have Constitutional jurisdictions retained, but with federal authorization to protect their individual borders. That seems logical. But, of course, it makes TOO MUCH sense to allow it to happen. Why?

Many, but not all, state laws addressing immigration are preempted by federal law. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government has broad and exclusive power to regulate immigration, preempting state and local laws that also attempt to do so. In this context, state regulation of immigration means a state law or local ordinance that decides who should or should not be admitted into the country and the conditions under which a legal entrant may remain. State laws that in context affect immigration, such as employment licensing laws that can be revoked for violations of federal immigration laws, are specifically permissible.

There is no bright-line test for determining when states can validly act in the immigration arena; litigants must seek court rulings on a case-by-case basis. This has resulted in substantial uncertainty and significant inconsistencies in court approaches to these questions.

Preemption of State Laws Regulating Immigration

The Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution invalidates (preempts) state laws that interfere with or are contrary to federal law (Article VI, Cl. 2). Concerning immigration-related matters, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that:

the regulation of aliens is so intimately blended and intertwined with responsibilities of the national government that where it acts, and the state also acts on the same subject, the act of Congress or treaty is supreme; and the law of the state, though enacted in the exercise of powers not controverted, must yield to it. And where the federal government, in the exercise of its superior authority in this field, has enacted a complete scheme of regulation. States cannot, inconsistently with Congress’s purpose, conflict or interfere with, curtail or complement the federal law, or enforce additional or auxiliary regulations. (Hines v. Davidowitz, 312 U.S. 52 (1941)).

Permissible State Immigration Actions

State and Local Employment Licensing Laws

Federal immigration law expressly allows states and localities to independently regulate illegal aliens’ employment through licensing and similar laws. Its legislative history notes that the statute’s reference to “licensing” includes “lawful state or local processes concerning the suspension, revocation or refusal to reissue a license to any person who has been found to have violated the sanctions provisions” of the federal law, or “licensing or ‘fitness to do business laws,’ such as state farm labor contractor or forestry laws, which specifically require such licensee or contractor to refrain from hiring, recruiting, or referring undocumented workers” (H.R. Rep. 99-682, 1986 USCCAN 5649, 5662).

Enforcing Federal Immigration Laws

It is also generally recognized that states and localities may enforce the criminal provisions of the Immigration and Nationalities Act (8 USC § 1101, et seq.). For example, Section 1252(c) allows state and local law enforcement to arrest and detain aliens illegally in the United States who have prior felony convictions. And under § 287(g) of that law, the U.S. Attorney General is permitted to enter agreements with states and localities to permit their law enforcement officers to perform additional duties relating to immigration law enforcement.

State and local enforcement efforts cannot impose new or additional penalties upon criminal immigration law violators.

Denying Access to Federal Public Benefit Programs

States that administer federal public benefits programs are permitted to follow federal rules for determining and verifying an applicant’s citizenship/alienage status if that is a criterion for eligibility. Connecticut’s attorney general recently ruled that while this rule is applicable to the DHS’s administration of the federal Low Income House Energy Assistance Program, it is inapplicable to the community action agencies to whom the department had delegated its administrative functions. The agencies are not permitted to verify citizenship status (Attorney General Formal Opinion 2007-20).

Denying Access to State Public Benefit Programs

It appears that states can also limit access to state public benefits programs to people who are deemed “qualified aliens” under federal public benefit program laws. But laws and regulations targeting “illegal aliens,” which is not defined in federal law, may be preempted because they require state officials to make independent assessments of the legality of an applicant’s presence in the United States (See generally, Feder and Gentile: Legal Analysis of Proposed City of Hazleton Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance (Congressional Research Service, July 29, 2006)).

Summary

So what can Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California do specifically to control illegal immigration through Mexico at their southern borders? Their hands are tied! Basically, it boils down to allowing federal authorities to regulate their borders as federal laws require. States have no say-so over any of those operations. However, once any number of these illegals are released into the general populations in these states, each of those four states has almost sole control of those illegals’ actions according to states’ individual laws. And lawful interdictions must be included in those regulations listed above.

However, we all know the Biden Administration has NO intention of doing this job the right way. Heck, they failed on that the moment Joe Biden signed those NEW immigration executive orders that undid the PREVIOUS Trump orders that had brought the southern border chaos into Border Patrol, ICE, and U.S. Customs under control.

There’s really only one thing that can be done now: Enforce existing immigration laws!

Isn’t it ridiculous that we even have to say that? Every member of Congress, every U.S.-appointed Biden Administration federal worker, and President Biden and VP Harris each took an oath to “defend and protect” the U.S. Constitution and each of its provisions. Not doing so is a violation of their oaths of office.

Biden has NO plan or intention to do that. Even while still in the U.S. Senate, he made no real intent to lead in the amendment of existing immigration laws, some of which are still today claimed to be outrageous, unfair, and egregious. During his eight years as Obama’s Vice President, they should have easily found ways to correct any of those laws that needed correction — especially those two years in which Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate. But they didn’t even try.

What can BE done? Short of changing existing federal immigration laws, deleting others, and/or passing new laws, it’s doubtful that anything else WILL be done. As a matter of fact, Democrats like the current situation. Why? The more illegals that show-up in our nation, the more certain Democrats are that eventually, these illegals will be given U.S. citizenship. Democrats are certain that when that happens, Dems will control those votes. And with those immigrants voting support, there will no longer be a need for a two-party political system.

Democrats will be able to amend the Constitution, eliminate the election system, and permanently control the entire federal government.

So much for “government of, by, and for the People.”

Blood Money: Experimentation For Profit

Part Two by Kelleigh Nelson

The concentration camps were a laboratory for the Nazis. They put the minorities and intellectuals in there because the general population wouldn’t mind losing those people. The Nazi leaders knew people needed targets for their own self-hatred. Wendy Hoffman, Survivor of Criminal Abuse

We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons. Biomedicine could advance much faster if we abolished our rules on human experimentation in clinical trials, as Nazi researchers did. Paul Nitze served under Truman, Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson

The above quote by Nitze is the reality of how the government and medical scientists think of American citizens…we are cash cows to be used and disposed of for their own experiments.  Joseph Mengele, the Angel of Death, would be proud.

In 1951, I was sitting on the kitchen table in our apartment in Chicago swinging my legs as little girls will do.  My mom was reading the very conservative Chicago Tribune newspaper and often would read aloud to me as a child.  I distinctly remember her reading an article that stated the federal government had sprayed a flu virus over the Rogers Park area of Chicago to see how the contamination worked on the population.  It was a very small article in the back pages, and I remember my mother’s anger at reading it.  I believe Americans have been experimented on by our government, for many, many decades, and I also believed it would get far worse with Obamacare and it has.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

In 1951, a 31-year-old woman and mother of five by the name of Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  Without her or her family’s permission, portions of her cancer cells were taken by her doctor prior to her treatment, as well as after her death and during the autopsy.   Throughout our history, the poorer citizens, many of whom were black, were especially targeted for experimentation.  Henrietta had two of the most virulent strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer.  There are over 100 different strains affecting 90% of today’s sexually active population.  Henrietta’s family did not learn of her cells being taken until over 20 years after her death.

Unlike normal cells which are extremely difficult to grow, the cancer cells from Henrietta grew exponentially.  They are called the HeLa cell line, the first two letters from the patient’s name were used for cell lines back then.  Henrietta’s cells have helped to conquer various illnesses with new drugs, helped create the polio vaccine, uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effect, and have been bought and sold by the billions.  There are so many of them now that they would wrap around the earth three times.  They also easily contaminate other cell lines so their use is now in a sterile and controlled environment.

Henrietta’s family has never received one dime from any laboratory or Johns Hopkins in all the years since her death despite the fact that her cells were taken without the family’s knowledge, until now…

In 2013, the National Institute of Health announced it was, at long last, making good with Lacks’ family. Under a new agreement, Lack’s genome data will be accessible only to those who apply for and are granted permission. And two representatives of the Lacks family will serve on the NIH group responsible for reviewing biomedical researchers’ applications for controlled access to HeLa cells. Additionally, any researcher who uses that data will be asked to include an acknowledgment to the Lacks family in their publications.  And in 2020, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute gave a six-figure donation as reparations to the Lacks family.

There are still no laws on the books stating that any piece of your body that is removed cannot be used without your express permission.  Today, labs sell countless biopsies for various uses in cell line cultures, but there is no benefit to the patient.

Back in 1954, Dr. Chester Southam, a cancer researcher and chief of virology at Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute had a frightening thought.  What if the researchers working with HeLa cells could be infected?  He and many other scientists believed that cancer was caused by either a virus or an immune system deficiency, so Southam decided to use HeLa to test those theories.

He loaded a syringe with a saline solution mixed with HeLa.  He injected millions of HeLa cells into the forearm of a leukemia patient telling her he was testing her immune system.  Within a short period of time, nodules like Henrietta’s showed on the arm.  He removed them.  He injected several other patients who had cancers to see whether or not their own immune system would fight them off.  In many cases they did, but in four they had to be removed but kept growing back, and in one they metastasized to her lymph nodes.

Southam continued injecting patients at Sloan-Kettering and James Ewing Hospitals.  It wasn’t until three Jewish doctors refused to do Southam’s protocols, citing the Nuremberg Code, that the experiments were halted.  In the ensuing media mess and trial, Southam nearly lost his medical license, and the wars about patient consent began.

Southam went on to solicit prisoners in Ohio State Penitentiary in order to inject healthy patients with HeLa.  As Rebecca Skloot, the author of, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” states, his tactics reminded her of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious “Angel of Death,” in Nazi Germany who conducted horrid experiments on prisoners and especially twins.

You can even order Henrietta’s cells on the web today, and we still have no proper laws governing parts of our bodies that are excised and discarded, but are not put in the biohazard garbage!

The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

At the White House on May 16, 1997, President Clinton addressed five elderly African American men, ages 89 to 109, and the family members of others that couldn’t be present.  He apologized for one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. medical history.  In 1932, the government used 623 men as human guinea pigs in a 40-year medical experiment.  This, in itself, is bad enough, but for 40 years these black men, predominately poor and uneducated, were deliberately kept in the dark about what was happening to them.  This “experiment” continued for 20 years after the Nuremberg trials and the set of standards that came out of the trials called the Nuremberg codes.  The civilized world agreed that human beings would not be used as research animals and that doctors would never forget their first duty to heal their patients.

 

The United States Public Health Service (PHS) (now the CDC) conducted this experiment. More than half of the 623 men had syphilis, the others, a control group, did not.  They were told they were being treated for “Bad Blood.”  The men were told they’d get free lunches, free medical care, free burial, and 100 dollars. That may sound odd, but at the time burial money and free medical care were coveted.  Despite the development of penicillin in the early ’40s and the availability of it by 1944, the men were never treated.  In actuality, the “experiment” was to see what illnesses developed and how long it took the men to die.  Here is the timeline.

By the end, in 1972, 28 of the men had died of syphilis, 100 were dead of related complications, 40 of their wives had been infected, and 19 of their children had been born with congenital syphilis.  At first, they were given the choice of the medicine of that day to treat syphilis, but in such small amounts that only 3% showed any improvement.  To ensure the men would show up for potentially dangerous spinal taps, the PHS doctors misled them with a letter full of promotional hype…their “last chance for special free treatment.”  The men were also never told their bodies would be required for autopsy.  Even the Surgeon General of the U.S. participated in enticing the men to remain in the experiment by sending them certificates of appreciation after 25 years in the study.

To read about this experiment on poor uneducated blacks in our country is to become outraged at the cruelty and the inhuman tactics, not to mention the fact that they purposely lied to these men as though their lives were less important than anyone else’s life…i.e., white men.  Yet, the times were quite different, and even after the experiment, many within the medical community felt absolutely no regret.  And, what did the “experiment” succeed in doing?

On July 27, 1972, one survivor, Charlie Pollard went to see attorney Fred D. Gray who became the attorney for the plaintiffs in what became known as Pollard vs. the United States of America, a $1.8 billion class-action civil suit filed in federal court in Montgomery, Alabama.  Gray demanded $3 million in damages for each living participant and the heirs of the deceased.  The case never went to trial and was settled out of court in December 1974.  The government agreed to a $10 million out-of-court settlement.  Sadly, the living participants received $37,500 in damages, the heirs of the deceased, $15,000.  Gray received nearly $1 million in legal fees for two years of hard work.  No PHS officer who had been directly involved in the study felt any contrition.

While working as a producer for the Roger Fredinburg show some years back, we interviewed attorney Fred D. Gray.  I will never forget what he said when we were told the small number of awards from the lawsuit.  He said, “How can you expect to get a fair settlement when the judge hearing the case works for the people you’re suing?”

In 1990, a survey found that 10% of black Americans believed the U.S. government created AIDS as a plot to exterminate blacks and another 20% could not rule out the possibility that this might be true.  Is it any wonder after the government’s experiment at Tuskegee?

President Clinton nominated Dr. Henry W. Foster for Surgeon General in 1995.  The mainstream media reported that Dr. Foster, an OB/GYN was present at a meeting in 1969 in which a small number of local doctors were informed of the infamous Tuskegee experiment.

Dr. Luther C. McRae said in an interview that Dr. Foster learned some details of the experiment at the 1969 meeting. Dr. McRae said that like all the doctors present that day, including himself, Dr. Foster did not express any moral qualms about the study. At the time, Dr. Foster was chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Tuskegee University.  He did not become Surgeon General because of this fact.

Medical Apartheid

The experiments on black Americans began in the early days of our Republic and by the time of the War of Northern Aggression, blacks were being used, almost exclusively for experimental surgeries, and it was never consensual, but rather to expand medical knowledge.

One surgeon from Alabama, James Marion Sims, did all his experimentation with his slaves.  He took the skulls of young black children (only blacks) and opened their heads and moved the bones around.  He even decided to remove the jawbone of a slave who protested loudly, so the doctor had him tied to a barber’s chair and operated on him without anesthesia.

There have been many stellar physicians and surgeons throughout American history who have never suffered any consequences for their experiments and surgeries on people without their permission.

Prison experiments have been off-limits for a number of years, but a federal panel is now considering loosening the regulations around prisoner experiments.  The history of research in prisons has been the worst of abuses.  There were experimental agents administered, men were crippled and killed.  There were even mind control experiments.

In Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia, prisoners there were injected with Staphylococcus and Monilia, herpes, and other viruses.  Dr. Kligman was in charge and he injected men at the behest of pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies with dangerous chemicals.  These men had a type of checkerboard on their backs where different chemicals were tested.  Dr. Kligman has never been successfully sued, but rather honored.

Another Mississippi neurosurgeon, Orlando J. Andy, was doing experimentation in the 1960s and ’70s.  He was taking institutionalized young black boys and cutting out parts of their brains.  His rationale was to find “behavior problems,” but there’s no psychologist report.  And he was not a psychologist, but a neurologist.  Also, there was no indication any of them had behavioral problems.   The University of Mississippi is very proud of its revered hero, Dr. Andy.  His medical literature never shows that he did anything untoward.

There are countless horror stories of experiments on black Americans from the beginning of our Republic, but there are also countless experiments that are done on the general population of America.  I’m not talking about conspiracy theories; I’m talking about documented proof of government experiments on the general population.

The SV-40 monkey virus contamination of the polio vaccines, the plutonium experiments during the cold war on military and others, and the fluoride deception perpetrated by the majority of towns and cities of America, are only a few of the horrors perpetrated on American citizens.

The US government’s secret history of grisly experiments on both animals and humans remains hidden from most citizens.

Bibliography

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Bad Blood by James H. Jones

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Fred D. Gray

Bus Ride to Justice by Fred D. Gray

Medical Apartheid by Harriet Washington

Acres of Skin by Allen Hornblum

 

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America’s Medical Guinea Pigs: Part One

There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic.  I’ve never heard such nonsense talks about vaccines.  You do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease.  You also don’t set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on human subjects. Dr. Michael Yeadon – Former Vice President and Chief Scientist of Pfizer

One of the medical profession’s greatest boasts is that it eradicated smallpox through the use of the smallpox vaccine. I myself believed this claim for many years. But it simply isn’t true!  Dr. Vernon Coleman

I am no longer ‘trying to dig up evidence to prove’ vaccines cause autism. There is already abundant evidence. This debate is not scientific but is political.   David Ayoub

A recent Johns Hopkins study claims more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors. Other reports claim the numbers to be as high as 440,000. Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.  Medication errors account for one out of 131 outpatient deaths and one out of 854 inpatient deaths. Medication-related errors occur frequently in hospitals; not all result in actual harm, but those that do are costly. These are accidental deaths, but since tort reform, negligence and medical malpractice have risen. Tragedies occur because of error, but there’s a far darker side.

American citizens have been used as guinea pigs for decades, resulting in hundreds of thousands of early and often painful deaths of those in the general populace and in our military.

Nuclear Guinea Pigs

From the 1940s to 1970s, American citizens were used as “nuclear guinea pigs,” to borrow a phrase from the Congressional report that lays out the record. They were deliberately exposed to dangerous radioactive substances. These experiments were scientifically, as well as ethically, questionable. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) pressed the Department of Energy for documents on Americans who suffered.

At the time, the dangers of radio-iodine were known and Markey detailed these tests which took place all over America.  Subjects included elderly people, prisoners, the terminally ill, and even babies. Ostensibly, these people, or those legally competent to act for them, had consented to the tests. But it’s hard to believe that it was truly informed consent.  These experiments were repugnant because human subjects were essentially used as guinea pigs and calibration devices.

Neither were there recommendations or medals for America’s atomic vets who were subject to over 27 nuclear tests over three months when they had been assigned to witness Operation Hardtack I, a series of nuclear tests in the Pacific.  When the blasts went off and the men covered their eyes, they could see their bones through their hands.  The National Association of Atomic Vets who suffered through these tests had higher rates of cancers and health issues.  John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and 90 other people developed cancer after filming “The Conqueror” near a nuclear testing site.

When the vast wartime factories of the Manhattan Project began producing plutonium in quantities never before seen on earth, scientists working on the top-secret bomb-building program grew apprehensive.  Fearful that plutonium might cause a cancer epidemic among workers and desperate to learn more about what it could do to the human body, the Manhattan Project’s medical doctors embarked upon an experiment in which eighteen unsuspecting patients in hospital wards throughout the country were secretly injected with the cancer-causing substance.  Most of these patients would go to their graves without ever knowing what had been done to them.

Reporter Eileen Welsome spent 10 years researching the fifty-year cover-up surrounding the plutonium injections as well as the deceitful nature of thousands of other experiments conducted on American citizens in the postwar years.  The result was her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Plutonium Files.

Tuskegee Syphilis

In 1932, the government used 623 men as human guinea pigs in a 40-year medical experiment. This in itself is bad enough, but for 40 years these black men, predominately poor and uneducated, were deliberately kept in the dark about what was happening to them. This “experiment” continued for 20 years after the Nuremburg trials and the set of standards that came out of the trials called the Nuremburg codes. The civilized world agreed that human beings would not be used as research animals and that doctors would never forget their first duty to heal their patients.

The United States Public Health Service (PHS) (now the CDC) conducted this experiment. More than half of the 623 men had syphilis, the others, a control group, did not. They were told they were being treated for “Bad Blood.” The men were told they’d get free lunches, free medical care, free burial and 100 dollars. That may sound odd, but at the time burial money and free medical care were coveted. Despite the development of penicillin in the early 40’s and the availability of it by 1944, the men were never treated. In actuality, the “experiment” was to see what illnesses developed and how long it took the men to die.

No PHS officer who had been directly involved in the study felt any contrition.

Polio Vaccine and SV40

In 2010, I wrote about the polio vaccine and its lasting effects.  In the 1960s, we had both needle and sugar cube vaccines for polio, even thoughpolio was officially over and done with in 1959.  The vaccine was grown on Simeon monkey kidneys and contaminated with SV-40 monkey viruses which caused soft tissue cancers for those who received the vaccine. From 1954 to 1963, almost every dose of polio vaccine produced in the world was given to 98 million Americans and was contaminated with the cancer-causing virus. Despite knowing this vaccine caused cancer, thegovernment continued giving it to Americans.

Former virologist, John Martin, MD, PhD, said, “SV-40 infection is now widespread within the human population almost certainly as a result of the polio vaccine.” This vaccine was given to millions of American and European children. SV-40 has been discovered in tumors of children never inoculated with the vaccine leading most scientists to believe it is genetically passed.

When questioned on the safety of the polio vaccine he developed, Jonas Salk said, “It is safe, and you can’t get safer than safe.”  Sadly, the polio vaccine’s growth on Simeon Monkey kidneys has caused an American cancer epidemic in baby boomers.

Ed Haslam’s book, Dr. Mary’s Monkey gives the full story along with The Virus and the Vaccine by Bookchin and Schumacher. The latter two authors reported the story in the Atlantic Monthly Magazine.

Millions of Americans are unaware that government officials and leading scientists have played Russian roulette with the health of American citizens for over a century.  The US Government has a secret history of grisly experiments.  Sadly, despite the Nuremburg Codes, these unethical medical and psychological human experiments continue today and here come the Covid-19 vaccines.

Covid-19 Vaccines

Out of dozens of drug makers, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson and Johnson are the leading vaccine producers.  Most Americans are not aware that all vaccine makers worldwide have been given a free pass from any legal prosecution regarding any deaths or injuries caused by the new vaccines.  Pfizer is still engaging in phase 3 trials for two more years, which means their covid-19 vaccine is still very much in experimental stages, even though it is widely offered to the public.

Many scientists and physicians have stated there is no real necessity for a vaccine, that the numbers of deaths from Covid, along with their skewed PCR false positive tests, are inflated to promote fear in the public allowing lockdowns, masks and the destruction and elimination of middle class small businesses.  Overall COVID-19 recovery rate is between 97% and 99.75%.  So why the vaccine?

The same thing was accomplished by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and his good buddy, our former Senator Lamar Alexander, who promoted internet taxes even on those companies who had no physical presence in your state, overriding the 1991 Supreme Court decision. Small businesses were bought out by Amazon and others and they lost the ability to survive by government’s forced implementation of 25,000 nationwide tax codes at a cost far above their yearly sales.

The ultimate goal is the total elimination of the middle class, while government and big business grow larger and stronger.

Weaponized Medicine

It is a well-known fact that Anthony Fauci denied the use of the safe and cheap 60-year-old drug Hydroxychloroquine for treatment in early diagnosis of COVID-19.  He preferred his more expensive drug, Remdesivir, along with the vaccine that he and Bill Gates promoted to end Covid-19, an untested and dangerous inoculation that will fill their personal coffers.

He also originally stated that mask wearing was unnecessary, but changed his mind and now has decided we should wear two masks to keep Covid from spreading, albeit there is no proof whatsoever that masks stop Covid.  In fact, masks actually can make you more susceptible to the virus…because we touch them, re-use them, carry them in our purses, and inundate them with countless germs that we then breathe into our lungs every time we reuse it.  And how thrilled the totalitarian dictatorial commies in our governments were when they saw how many lemmings donned the face diapers in compliance with the draconian orders.

And those astronomical death counts…!  As I’ve previously mentioned, the John Hopkins report stated that there were no more deaths in 2020 than there were in previous years.  Yes, the yearly death rate is the same.  Why?  Because in 2020, no one seemed to die of seasonal flu, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Every death was Covid.

Covid actually killed the ability for Americans to think, use logic and common sense.  What Covid ultimately decimated was the economy, the working middle class and millions of jobs.  It destroyed forever millions of small businesses, human connection, love and compassion. Even more barbaric was the cruelty of our elderly loved ones dying alone without family being close.

Now those same mask-wearing American lemmings are standing in line hoping and praying for an untested vaccine to be shot into their arms, not once, but twice.

Depopulation and Eugenics

Is that the ultimate goal?  It certainly seems that way when a Chinese virus was released upon the world, and five democrat governors thought nothing of putting Covid infected patients in nursing homes, ultimately killing tens of thousands more elderly with susceptible comorbidities.  One need only read Earth Summit, Agenda 21, the United Nations Programme of Action from Rio.  They’re main goal is depopulation.

And Anthony Fauci has long been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Fauci was photographed with a coterie of globalist elites in 2001 at the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy event. The unassuming government bureaucrat was present alongside such titans of globalism as Ted Turner, David Rockefeller, George Soros, and Bill Gates Sr. Records reveal that Gates Sr. was a board member of Planned Parenthood prior to the Roe v. Wade 1973 Supreme Court decision, and Bill Gates himself said in a video clip that his father was the “head of Planned Parenthood.”

Bill Gates believes we need a vaccine to stop the spread of Covid-19…even though 98% of the people who contract Covid recover…Robert Kennedy, Jr. has made it clear what he thinks of Bill Gates and his devastating vaccine results in foreign countries.

The origin of the Gates Foundation is that both his father’s foundation and his own foundation were merged into the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Population control was very much a core facet of bothfoundations. Both father and son are strong eugenicists.  Their beliefs are much like those of Margaret Sanger…only healthy seed must be sown.

The eugenics movement took root in the United States in the early 1900‘s, led by Charles Davenport (1866-1944), a prominent biologist, and Harry Laughlin, a former teacher and principal interested in breeding.  It became a popular social movement that peaked in the 1920s and 30s but was perused and used by the Nazis. During this period, the American Eugenics Society was founded, in addition to many local societies and groups around the country (PBS 1998). Members competed in “fitter family” and “better baby” competitions at fairs and exhibitions. Movies and books promoting eugenic principles were popular. A film called The Black Stork (1917), based on a true story, depicted as heroic a doctor that allowed a syphilitic infant to die after convincing the child’s parents that it was better to spare society one more outcast.

The eugenics movement in the US quickly focused on eliminating negative traits just like Margaret Sanger’s hatred of black Americans. “Undesirable” traits were concentrated in poor, uneducated, and minority populations. In an attempt to prevent these groups from propagating, eugenicists helped drive legislation for their forced sterilization (Norrgard2008). The first state to enact a sterilization law was Indiana in 1907, quickly followed by California and 28 other states by 1931 (Lombardo n.d.). These laws resulted in the forced sterilization of over 64,000 people in the United States.

At first, sterilization efforts focused on the disabled but later grew to include people whose only “crime” was poverty. These sterilization programs found legal support in the Supreme Court. In Buck v. Bell (1927), the state of Virginia sought to sterilize Carrie Buck for promiscuity as evidenced by her giving birth to a baby out of wedlock (some suggest she was raped). In ruling against Buck, Supreme Court Justice Wendell Holmes opined, “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind.  Three generations of imbeciles are enough” (Black 2003). This decision legitimized the various sterilization laws in the United States.

In particular, California’s program was so robust that the Nazi’s turned to California for advice in perfecting their own efforts. Hitler proudly admitted to following the laws of several American states that allowed for the prevention of reproduction of the “unfit” (Black 2003).

The US eugenics movement began to lose power in the 1940s and was completely discredited following the horrors of Nazi Germany. With modern advances in genetic testing, it is important to keep America’s eugenics history in mind. Yet, can we avoid repeating this dark chapter, if so many in our country don’t know about it?

As did Sanger, Gates believes in the eugenicist Thomas Malthus’s idea that the sustainability of the world’s resources is completely dependent upon maintaining population control. Ironically, Gates believes that improving health care, primarily through vaccinations, will accomplish this.

Conclusion

In part two we’ll discuss the many deaths and disabilities already evident from the unnecessary Operation Warp Speed Covid vaccines.

Written by Kelleigh Nelson: Guest Columnist

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Frontline Medical Workers Afraid of COVID-19 Vaccination

There has been so much information given to us regarding everything to do with COVID-19. We still do not know its source for certain. Scientists made it clear even though COVID is another SARS virus; it’s quite different from previous versions. COVID-19 is a sure killer. But what can effectively kill IT?

Pfizer came forward with the first vaccine with which to tackle COVID-19. Moderna was close behind. Now, Johnson and Johnson has joined the fray. AstraZeneca’s vaccine is in play in Europe, though yet not approved for use in the U.S. numerous other pharmaceutical companies have additional vaccines in development.

But still, people get sick, and, still, people die.

Why are there so many versions of a vaccine to use against the virus? Here’s the answer several “experts give us:”

We need COVID-19 vaccines to work for a diverse range of people — including healthcare workers, older people, and those with underlying health conditions. At this stage, we don’t have the complete efficacy data for the vaccines emerging from phase III clinical trials, including how effective they are for people of all ages, from different ethnic backgrounds, with different immune systems, and in different countries. We also don’t know how long immunity might last for, or whether the vaccines stop transmission of the disease. And it might be that one vaccine is not as effective for everyone. We often need multiple vaccines for a disease, to be able to protect different groups.

In this answer lies the issue with which tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions more of those in foreign countries are struggling. “…we don’t have the complete efficacy data for the vaccines emerging from phase III clinical trials…”

How can so many be so certain of the necessity to rush and get a COVID-19 vaccination? 

Disconcerted Medical Professionals Seem Fearful

What do frontline health care workers and first responders know about COVID-19 vaccines that politicians and their public health advisers don’t?

According to a January analysis by Gallup, 51 percent of health care workers and first responders polled were unconvinced of the merits of getting vaccinated, even if the vaccine “was free, available, FDA approved and 90% effective.”

Gallup found these results especially concerning since those at highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 — the professionals required to meet America’s health, safety, and critical economic needs whom the National Academies of Engineering, Science and Medicine define as “Tier 1A workers” — were the likeliest to refuse vaccination (34%).

The frontline workers proved to be as defiant as Gallup’s survey of their intentions anticipated. In California, over half of Tehama County’s hospital workers at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, an estimated 50% of frontline workers in Riverside County, and 20% to 40% in L.A. County refused the vaccine, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

According to an estimate in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, only 30% of health care workers have been inoculated in Georgia. In Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine reported that 60% of nursing-home workers refused the vaccine. In Texas, the Texas Tribune reported in February that home-health and assisted-living agencies might not be able to service their clients because so many caregivers are refusing to be vaccinated. A CDC survey of skilled-nursing facilities published in early February found that fewer than 40% of staff took at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Outside the United States, frontline workers are likewise skeptical. On March 2, Reuters reported that at most half of the nursing staff in Switzerland’s medical sector, only 30% of the staff at Germany’s BeneVit Group care-home operator, and about half of the health workers in French care homes were willing to be vaccinated.

PBS on the same day reported that since “India started administering the second vaccine dose two weeks ago, half of the frontline workers and nearly 40% of health care workers have not shown up.” In Canada, CTV provided a report that many long-term-care workers in Montreal are “flat-out refusing” to be inoculated.

For health care workers around the world, their dilemma is who to believe. Their government employers and the pharmaceutical companies, who insist the vaccines’ benefits far outweigh the risks? Or their own eyes?

Many frontline workers see first-hand those who fall sick or die after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. In the absence of independent data, judge for themselves whether the vaccine is implicated. They noted 23 nursing-home deaths in Norway and hundreds of hospitalizations in Israel following vaccination.

Frontline workers also suffer from vaccinations themselves. As Reuters reported in February in an article entitled “AstraZeneca Vaccine Faces Resistance in Europe After Health Workers Suffer Side-Effects,” the adverse effects hitting health care workers have unexpectedly left large numbers unable to work, forcing hospitals to scramble to maintain services.

  • In France, the safety agency advised hospitals to stagger team members’ inoculation to avoid disabling team functions.
  • In Sweden, two of the country’s 21 health care regions paused vaccinating their staff after 25 percent of the vaccinated suffered fever or flu-like symptoms.
  • In Austria, inoculations with a batch of vaccines were suspended after one vaccinated nurse died and another required hospitalization.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports that to avoid getting vaccinated, half of the health professionals scheduled in the German state of Saarland failed to show up for their appointment.

In response to the many concerns raised by frontline workers, the vaccine manufacturers, care-home operators, and the public-health authorities in all these countries offer weak reassurances, such as AstraZeneca’s statement that “the reactions reported are as we would expect” and the German Health Minister’s claim that “I would be vaccinated with it immediately.”

They also are launching dozens of public education campaigns. Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care, an industry advocacy group, launched a “Be Wise, Immunize” campaign to educate its workforce.

And all urge media and social media to be more vigilant in policing negative vaccination news. In offering pointers on how to debunk critics, the Columbia Journalism Review on March 5, told media companies that “The first rule of reporting on disinformation is don’t talk about the disinformation” and suggested they “consider the practice of ‘pre-bunking’ — that is, actively debunking or anticipating public questions and concerns rather than only reacting once false narratives have been popularized.”

Although studies show that such assurances and public-education campaigns (also known as “propaganda”) can reduce vaccine hesitation, Gallup finds their effect is marginal: “The limited COVID-19 vaccine acceptance rates among all occupation groups show little movement since November 2020.”

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis agrees and concludes that barriers to “staff member vaccination need to be overcome with continued development and implementation of focused communication and outreach strategies.”

The CDC doesn’t explain why continued focused communication and outreach would overcome worker hesitancy when workers don’t fully trust the data or those who deliver the data. To overcome that trust barrier and win over the frontline workers — people who have every incentive to protect themselves — the media would need to lift the censorship, the industry would need to open its studies to independent scrutiny, and all would need to engage in reasoned debate rather than “trust-us” assurances.

Summary

President Biden and his COVID-19 officials’ task force who are running this battle need to be honest with the American people. There are far too many untruths and bits of disinformation that seem to drop in the news almost daily that debunk the “facts” given to us over and over. “Just trust us” doesn’t work today, if it ever did. REAL professionals earn respect and trust by providing facts in every area of a project. That’s the only way to justify Americans’ acceptance of what is stated.

There’s a BIG problem in this: there are too many unanswered questions that result in fear. I’m not sure if your Daddy taught you what mine taught me about fear: no one can be assured that decisions made in a state of fear are the right ones. And these are ALL life and death decisions!

There are massive numbers of healthcare professionals who refuse to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. That happening should prompt our leaders to share with us ALL of the ins and outs, good and bad, in each of these vaccines. And someone should explain why so many who receive vaccinations are suffering horrible post-vaccination reactions. VAERS (of the CDC) tells us that as of Friday, March 12, almost 1400 Americans have died within a day or two of receiving a shot. That has never happened in U.S. history!

President Biden, give us the truth. Our lives are at stake, as are those of our children.

It’s always better (and much smarter) to say “I don’t know” when someone doesn’t really know. In this case, NOBODY seems to know, based on Science, the potential pitfalls of any of these vaccines.

What happened to the transparency and unity promised to Americans during the Biden campaign? Most Americans understand there are dangerous unknowns about these vaccines. Shouldn’t President Biden clarify to the American people that no one in his administration knows all that needs to be known in fighting this pandemic?

Again and again, this president has promised to LEAD in the fight to rid the nation of COVID-19. He has again and again taken credit for parts of the COVID-19 process for things accomplished on his predecessor’s watch.

So far, this president has failed miserably.

And people die.

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Saturday Bullet Points: March 13, 2021

The week is about done, and what a week! President Biden on Thursday gave his first national speech as President to the American people. Illegal immigration at the southern border has quickly morphed into a “human pandemic,” no matter what the mainstream media or members of the Biden Administration say. Facts prove it’s in just two months of this administration become the worst immigration crisis in the history of the U.S.

What else happened that’s really important this past week? We’ve done the deep-dive for you as we always do. These bullet points give you a short synopsis of each big story. If you want more information, click on the blue arrow at the end of a few sentences. If you already have all the information you want, click on the next bullet point.

Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for looking in.

Saturday Bullet Points

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finds himself in a political quandary: should he resign or hang on. It was revealed that another woman — the sixth so far — reported sexual harassment by the Governor. Dozens of state and federal lawmakers, including some from his state, are calling for the “Love Gov” to step down. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Democrats control the House and Senate and, of course, the White House. Because of that, we will inevitably have Democrat attacks against the 2nd Amendment. The House has already passed two gun control bills: one tackles hi-capacity magazines, and the other takes-on gun registration and universal background checks. Next for these two bills in the U.S. Senate. And Senate Majority Leaders Chuck Schumer announced the Senate would take both up for deliberation. For complete details, click on this link:
  • We’ve all been trying to get accustomed to wearing a mask. Question its efficacy, refuse to wear one in public: neither will change the fact that three million of these masks are used up and thrown out every minute! A group in Denmark has sounded the environmental alarm on the disposal of this massive number of masks. They MUST be bad for the environment. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama had a hectic life during the eight years of Barack’s presidency. Besides being First Lady, she too was the mother of two teenage girls. Now the girls are mostly away at college. What does a First Lady do after leaving the White House? Michelle, in an interview, confessed to her obsession for knitting that she took up during the pandemic. She also confessed she had some mild depression because of the racial violence and George Floyd’s death last year. But, there’s more to this story. For complete details, click on this link:
  • This story is a bit bizarre, to say the least. NBC’s streaming service is preparing a series to air that chronicles 12-months of a man’s life who found a life insurance policy that would pay even if the insured commits suicide — provided that the suicide does not occur during the first year of the policy. Apparently, the show is going to last twelve months! For complete details, click on this link:
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, is ground zero in the trial just getting started of Derek Chauvin, one of four cops accused of complicity in George Floyd’s death on Memorial Day last year. As jury selection is underway, national guardsmen and local police expect widespread uproar to surround the trial for its endurance. A large section surrounding the courthouse is barricaded width cement walls and fencing. It’s been deemed to be  an “autonomous zone.” For complete details, click on this link:
  • What was the source of the COVID-19 virus? A Chinese government lab in Wuhan, China, has been rumored to be the originating source of the virus, but the Chinese government has continually debunked that theory. But now, an American expert that was part of our contingency that when to the lab in Wuhan and actually went through the lab and its processes and now states he believes COVID-19 originated in a Chinese bio-weapons experienced and it escaped. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Former President Trump has been out of the public eye since leaving D.C. for Florida. Rumors of his intentions and plans have been abundant — many of which are literally unbelievable. And he’s been surprisingly missing from public view, on the most part. He shocked some folks by showing up at a dog rescue center. What was that all about? For complete details, click on this link: 
  • California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has been a real disappointment in the U.S. House of Representatives. His chief role has been to mount and maintain nonstop attacks against President Trump during the entirety of his presidency. But Swalwell has become the bullseye of the angst of numerous Republicans for his antics and several other questionable matters. It seems that Swalwell allowed himself to become involved romantically with a Chinese spy. The FBI revealed the truth about her two years ago. Swalwell confronted her, and she immediately fled the U.S. His relationship with her would surely have disqualified Swalwell from serving on the House Intelligence Committee IF he was a Republican. As a Democrat, he’s so far been protected by Speaker Pelosi. However, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, also from California, is determined to remove Swalwell from that committee. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • NFL and Tom Brady fans can breathe easier today. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coming off their Brady-led SuperBowl victory, have agreed to terms with Brady with a contract to keep him in Tampa a while longer. For complete details, click on this link:
  • The state of California will be getting a new governor IF almost two million Californians get their way. That many California voters have signed petitions to recall Newsom for a myriad of problems that Newsom created as Governor. Much of the state’s angst is due to his overbearing COVID-19 lockdown demands that have obliterated schools and business in mass fashion. Will they be successful? For complete details, click on this link: 

What’s In the So-Called Equality Act?

The House of Representatives passed the so-called Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206. While Democrats have marketed this legislation as a simple civil rights law designed to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, it is far from that.

The statutory language instead provides for an extreme remaking of all aspects of society, destroys the promise of equality for women, and threatens religious liberty and the privacy rights of all Americans, especially children. The proposed law also will upend state and federal protections of the unborn—yes, the Equality Act is about abortion too.

Here are the five facts about the Equality Act Americans need to know.

The Equality Act Is Deceptively Simple

The statutory language of the Equality Act seems simple enough, with the proposed law adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of protected classes in the five major parts, called titles, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the Equality Act would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to: Title II, which addresses discrimination in public accommodations; Title III, which covers public facilities; Title IV, which regulates public education; Title VI, which requires nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs; and Title VII, which prohibits discrimination in employment.

“Sexual orientation” and “gender identity” would also be added to the Fair Housing Act, the Equality Credit Opportunity Act, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

The Devil Is in the Details

Adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of protected classes may seem straightforward enough, but the proposed law does more—much more. These additional provisions will prove devastating on many levels.

The breadth of The Equality Act flows, in part, from the proposed law’s expansion of various definitions throughout all titles of the Civil Rights Act. The term “sex” is redefined to include “sex stereotype,” “sex characteristics,” “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity,” as well as “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” “Gender identity” is defined broadly to “mean[] the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, regardless of the individual’s designated sex at birth.”

The proposed Equality Act also redefines or expands several terms within each separate title of the Civil Rights Act. For instance, “public accommodations” will now include not merely stadiums but “any other place of or establishment that provides exhibition, entertainment, recreation, exercise, amusement, public gathering, or public display,” and “any establishment that provides a good, service, or program, including a store, shopping center, online retailer or service provider, salon, bank, gas station, food bank, service or care center, shelter, travel agency, or funeral parlor, or establishment that provides health care, accounting, or legal services,” as well as “any train service, bus service, car service, taxi service, airline service, station, depot, or other place of or establishment that provides transportation service.”

Of particular significance is The Equality Act’s express statement that “an establishment “shall not be construed to be limited to a physical facility or place,” as that language has the potential to reach federal, state, and private health insurance coverage and plans.

The Equality Act then adds four significant substantive provisions to federal law. First, the proposed law provides that “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions.”

Next, The Equality Act provides that “an individual shall not be denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual’s gender identity.’” Third, where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification, such as with personal caregivers in nursing homes, the act would require an employee to be considered qualified for that position, based on his or her gender identity, and not his or her sex.

Finally, the bill provides that The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 “shall not provide a claim concerning, or a defense to a claim under,” under The Equality Act, “or provide a basis for challenging the application or enforcement of a covered title.’’

The Gender Identity Provisions Are Extreme

The gender identity provisions of the proposed Equality Act are extreme in multiple ways. First, the statutory definition of “gender identity” incorporates language that is both anti-science and antithetical to Judeo-Christian teachings.

By casting an individual’s sex as something merely “designated” “at birth,” The Equality Act ignores the scientific reality of “the inherent, indelible biological differences between male and female [that] go far beyond external genitalia….Each cell in our body has a sex—the same sex, male or female.” It also ignores the theological understanding of the human person as a unity of body and soul.

While Americans may shrug at The Equality Act’s Orwellian use of language, they will be made to care because the proposed law defines “gender identity” so broadly that there is no limit to whom may demand to be treated legally as the opposite sex.

“Gender identity,” according to the act, “means the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, regardless of the individual’s designated sex at birth.” Anyone, at any time, could declare a gender identity contrary to biological reality.

This conclusion is not some conservative conspiracy theory, either. Here’s what the leftist Women’s Liberation Front says about the broad definition of gender identity: “The bill doesn’t mention individuals with clinically diagnosed gender dysphoria, or undertaking surgical or hormonal transition, thus making clear that self-declared gender identity would be sufficient to claim protected legal status.”

The broad definition of “gender identity” is but a part of the problem: The bill’s substantive provisions will devastate the privacy rights of all Americans, especially girls and women.

Under the proposed law, an employer would be required to treat a man who identifies as a woman as a woman for purposes of sensitive jobs, such as law enforcement officials involved in strip searches or supervisors of locker rooms, or handling intimate care in hospitals or long-term care facility. The law currently allows prisoners, patients, or customers to require the government, hospitals, or businesses to staff those positions with an individual of the same sex. The Equality Act would instead mandate that employers allow men who identify as women to perform such invasive tasks.

The law would also require virtually every restroom, locker room, and dressing room in America to be open to individuals of the opposite sex, in accordance instead with the individual’s claimed gender identity. As the Women’s Liberation Front explained:

This means that American women will no longer be able to expect any single-sex facilities when using or being required to stay in:

Shared hospital rooms or wards

Locker rooms and public or group showers

Multi-stall bathrooms

Jails, prisons, or juvenile detention facilities

Homeless shelters

Overnight drug rehabilitation centers

Domestic violence or rape crisis shelters

It is not just American women — it is American girls. Whether in elementary, middle, or high school, in gymnasiums or swimming facilities, young girls will no longer have a guarantee of privacy or security.

The Equality Act will also require sports competitions and scholarship programs designated for girls and women to admit males if they proclaim a female gender identity, further harming women.

The Equality Act Is Also About Abortion

Although not mentioned by name in The Equality Act, “abortion” is also part and parcel of this proposed law. To understand this reality requires a brief legal primer on the current law concerning sex and pregnancy discrimination.

As Richard Doerfinger explained in his must-read article, “The ‘Equality Act’: Threatening Life and Equality,” Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sex discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended that provision to prohibit discrimination based on “pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions” in employment, including in the provision of health insurance. Title VII, however, expressly provided that an employer was not required “to pay for health insurance benefits for abortion, except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term . . .”

In contrast, while the Equality Act also defines sex to include “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition,” it includes no exclusion related to abortion, as there was in Title VII. Significantly, “The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, and at least one federal appellate court have held that ‘medical conditions related to pregnancy includes abortion.’” Thus, the Equality Act’s ban on pregnancy discrimination is also a ban on discrimination related to abortion.

In the employment context of Title VII, this language had a minimal effect, given employers are expressly exempt from providing health insurance coverage for abortion. Yet the Equality Act would add a prohibition of discrimination related to abortion in public accommodations, public facilities, public education, and federal-assisted programs.

Further, the Equality Act makes clear that “pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions.” Finally, recall that the Equality Act expressly provides that “the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 shall not provide a claim concerning, or a defense to a claim under,” under the Equality Act, “or provide a basis for challenging the application or enforcement of a covered title.’’

Together, these three aspects of the act would devastate the cause of life. States, local government agencies, educational institutions, and health-care organizations all receive federal funds, and under The Equality Act’s plain language could be required fund abortions. As a federal statute, the Equality Act would trump state bans on such funding, and as a later adopted statute it could put the Hyde Amendment at risk. Private, and even religious, health-care facilities could be forced to provide abortions on equal terms with other medical care.

Of course, religious organizations could seek refuge in the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, but it was the Supreme Court’s cramped interpretation of that protection that prompted bipartisan passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. The Democratic-controlled Congress, however, with passage of the Equality Act, would gut the protection of religious liberty.

Absent A Massive Outcry, the Equality Act Will Pass

Absent an outcry from average Americans, that is exactly the outcome our country faces.

President Biden campaigned on making passage of the Equality Act a legislative priority in his first 100 days of office. In May 2019 the House of Representatives passed The Equality Act, in a vote of 236 to 173, with the unanimous support of Democrats and eight Republicans crossing the aisle to vote in favor of the Bill. The Republican-led Senate kept the bill from reaching the floor, but the Senate companion legislation garnered 47 sponsors, including Republican Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

The bill has again passed the House, and President Biden has promised to sign it into law, leaving the Senate as the last hurdle. With Democrats now controlling the legislative agenda in the Senate, the bill will assuredly see the floor for debate. The question then becomes whether Democrats will retain the 60-vote requirement to end filibusters of legislation, and if so, whether Biden’s party can reach 50 votes with the help of Vice President Vice Kamala Harris.

While things could go either way, given that Democrats have so far succeeded in framing the Equality Act as a civil rights law necessary to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, passage seems likely—unless average Americans demand defeat of this extremist legislation. For there to be an outcry, however, the public must realize what is at stake. But will they before it is too late?

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Shelby Steele: “Blacks Have Never Been Less Oppressed Than They Are Today”

Yesterday on “TNN Live,” we talked a bit about the realities of “systemic racism” in institutions and corporations. I remember hearing (a year or so ago) Rush Limbaugh live on the “Breakfast Club” morning show in New York. The show is very popular and is hosted by African American announcers and others. The purpose of Limbaugh being on the show was to discuss White America and Black America and inequities between the two groups, systemic racism came up in the conversation.

Let’s cut right to the chase: “systems” nor “institutions” can even BE racist! Let me explain. Banks are institutions. Universities are as well. Can a bank or a university be racist? We certainly see racism displayed in banks and universities. But the racism is NOT embedded in either institution. It exists within the people who are part of each institution!

“People” are racist, not companies or churches, or colleges, or schools, etc. But people who work within each of these can be, and many ARE racist.

This has opened a door — and at a key period in time facing the trial of Officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis — for us to address these and other race questions.

We often have the chance to bring to you writers who sometimes share OUR beliefs, sometimes they don’t. We do this so that all our partners have the opportunity of absorbing some of the “other side’s” thoughts and opinions on today’s greatest issues. Who can argue that race, racism, and race relations are notTHE largest issues in the U.S?

Today, we introduce to you Shelby Steele. Shelby Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. He was appointed a Hoover fellow in 1994. Steele has written widely on race in American society and the consequences of contemporary social programs on race relations.

Steele holds a PhD in English from the University of Utah, an MA in sociology from Southern Illinois University, and a BA in political science from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Meet Shelby Steele

While discussing the civil unrest in America sparked by the killing of George Floyd, author and civil rights expert Shelby Steele said “systemic racism” is a “corruption” because “blacks have never been less oppressed than they are today.”

Steele, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, also said if we were serious about problems in black communities, we would ask black Americans why they are not carrying their “own weight” instead of blaming nearly everything on racism.

There was “no black underclass” in the United States prior to the 1960s, said Steele. “That’s a new phenomenon,” which has been fostered in part by federal government programs, such as public housing.

Steele made his remarks on the June 7 edition of Life, Liberty & Levin, hosted by conservative Mark Levin on FNC.

After discussing whether the current protests and riots are some kind of civil rights movement, Steele said, “When people start to talk about systemic racism built into the system, what they’re really doing is expanding the territory of entitlement.”