Saturday Bullet Points: January 22, 2022

Interesting things happened non-stop this past week in every sector of Americans’ lives. COVID-19 is always in the news; Joe Biden’s plummeting approval ratings are daily news — because they decline every day! Of course, Biden’s policies in healthcare, foreign policy, and the economy are daily items that are actually one thing, and Biden describes them as ANOTHER thing. There’s one commonality that holds the entire Biden Administration together: chaos. While Democrats in Congress and across the nation have firmly supported this president, this past week, we saw the cracks in that support that are larger than even I thought they were. So let’s get to the facts of the week in our Saturday Bullet Points.

Bullet Points

  • Here we go again. It appears that another federal judge has jumped on Biden’s vaccine mandate, labeling it “beyond the authority of the President.” This one is about the mandate for all federal employees — which is a bit of a shock. What are the details? What did the judge say in his ruling? For complete details, click on this link:
  • U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a brief meeting in Geneva this Friday, Jan. 21, aimed at averting the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and initial reports indicate that the officials had a “frank” and positive talk and reached a truce until next week. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Is it too early to talk specifics about the midterm elections that are now just months away? Remember this: every one of the 435 U.S. House of Representatives seats is up for grabs. They all are always for two-year terms. The U.S. Senate seats are constitutionally set at six years, which are staggered. Conventional wisdom is that the House is likely to turn red in November. The Democrats currently have the slimmest of majorities. And close to 30 Democrats representatives have already announced they’re not running. That’s the House. But what about the Senate? We’ve got the info! For complete details, click on this link:
  • Gabbie Petito’s murder has always been thought to be Brian Laundrie — her fiance. But the FBI has either not known or kept that knowledge close to the vest. But Laundrie’s notebook, we discovered on Friday, solved the mystery. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Who will ever forget the uproar regarding vote-counting during the 2020 election? And, for some reason, the state of Georgia has been the epicenter for all the uproar. Numerous Americans — including former President Trump — feel certain that Georgia’s election results confirmed by the Governor were NOT accurate. One man in Texas remains incensed about those allegations, so much so that he threatened Georgia election officials! What did he do? Well, it was enough to get the FBI on his trail. For complete details, click on this link:
  • The uproar in the United States Senate this past week over the screams from the Left across the nation to kill the filibuster dominated the news. Though the Senate is split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, several Democrat Senators were flies in the legislative buttermilk that ruined Democrats’ chances to pass the socialist Build Back Better bill and the onerous Voter Rights bill. But Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who were the targets of the entire Democrat Party for refusing to support the elimination of the filibuster, were NOT the real culprits in this disastrous loss for Democrats? Who was the “King without a Crown?” For complete details, click on this link:
  • One of the most distasteful things about flying these days is going through security, allowing TSA to do whatever they want to prove we’re not terrorists. (Have you ever forgotten something in your purse or briefcase that got you in trouble?) Presenting an ID to prove who you are is much of a big deal: most have driver’s licenses or passports. But one large group of people can waltz through airport security without either. Who are they, and what proof of identification is required from them? You will NOT believe this! For complete details, click on this link:
  • Our COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on our ability to receive sufficient numbers of numerous items across the board sufficient to allow us to live “normal” lives. International shipping is atrocious. Every part of it is mindboggling. And the shortage of many vital items necessary to keep our economy chugging along has negatively impacted our abilities to purchase goods like never before. One of those items is new automobiles. The big problem: computer chips. But there’s a fix in the air! Intel, who manufactures the computer chips that run just about every electronic gizmo in our lives, announced they’re building a factory that will be the largest computer chip manufacturer on the planet. Guess where’s it’s going? For complete details, click on this link:
  • Abortion is under attack from all sides. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the new Texas abortion law on Friday. They did NOT rule on the law itself but refused to stop its enforcement in Texas while several other lawsuits are pending. However, with the uproar at epic volume, Americans have weighed in a poll regarding abortion that is very surprising. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Everyone in the U.S. recognizes that Florida has been the most successful state at managing life for Floridians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor DeSantis has, again and again, thumbed his nose at the Biden Administration for their egregious policies that have cost the nation and Americans dearly and altered lives forever. Florida has refused to accept the Biden Administrations’ mandates for operating their schools. They’ve been open for the duration! This week, Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, made a fool of herself when she blasted Florida for mishandling federal funds earmarked to help keep schools open across the nation. There’s a problem: Florida’s schools never closed! For complete details, click on this link:
  • The fight over the amount of the minimum wage has seemed eternal. The concept was never considered a “living wage,” which is an amount of money sufficient for one’s 100% financial support. It was designed to serve two purposes: to incentivize companies to hire young workers to train for their careers at the beginning of their work lives and to pay these young workers for their work as “interns” while they learn and actual trade. But the current minimum wage levels have NEVER been sufficient for those on the Left. They actually want the minimum wage to be a “living wage.” Joe Biden has decided to step in and pander to those leftists and announced a new federal minimum wage. What is it? For complete details, click on this link:
  • Joe Biden is really screwing up the necessary process to stop Russia from invading Ukraine. Though pressured by many in his own party to inform the Russian president that if he invades Ukraine, the U.S. will respond militarily, Biden refuses to do so and is soft-pedaling his “threats” of serious financial sanctions against Russia if they do so. That’s hilarious: Biden thinks he can gaslight Vladimir Putin! If Trump had tried the same thing, he’d have been impeached. What’s going on? For complete details, click on this link:
  • The U.S. Secretary of State Blinken has been in talks with his Russian counterpart to prevent war. Friday, Blinken offered Vladimir Putin a summit with President Biden in a last-ditch effort to avoid war in Ukraine. Many are holding their breaths, awaiting Putin’s response. However, conventional wisdom is that the U.S. waited too long to make the offer, and Putin is already “on the go.” For complete details, click on this link:

Big Brother Really IS Watching…

At least 25 federal agencies have implemented a system to track religious exemption requests for mandated vaccines, according to a review of Federal Register notices. The agencies include the departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, the Treasury, the Social Security Administration, the Federal Election Commission.

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative group, earlier this week found that 19 agencies were either considering or have already implemented the tracking system. The group warned that the system may be a test pilot plan to monitor all federal workers. A TruthNewsNetwork review of Federal Register notices identified six additional agencies and confirmed that a total of 25 are actively tracking religious exemption requests from employees of federal agencies along with any contractors, consultants, interns, and volunteers associated with them.

Due to the Biden administration’s choice of the little-known Pretrial Services Agency to implement the database, The Heritage Foundation called the system a “test run” for a nationwide database of all religious exemption requests made by federal workers. The Pretrial Services Agency gathers information and makes recommendations about newly arrested defendants in the federal criminal system.

“It is likely the Biden administration is using these agencies to stealth test a policy it intends to roll out across the whole government,” attorneys for the foundation wrote in an analysis of the tracking system. Notices of the new tracking system were only made public in the Federal Register, the daily journal of the federal government. News of the system drew criticism from conservative officials.

“The Biden Administration must immediately dismantle the Orwellian Database,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt wrote in a public comment he posted on regulations.gov. “There is no freedom under our Constitution more sacred than the freedom of religious expression and practice.” He called the move “alarming” and said it had “a chilling effect on a citizen’s exercise of religion.” The attorney general directed his comments specifically to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. “Rather than give the public ample time to weigh in on the advisability or legality of collecting such personal information, the Department of Transportation’s database, in particular, became effective on the day it was published,” Schmitt said.

None of the notices published in the Federal Register announcing the tracking systems state why the religious exemptions were being tracked or what the Biden administration plans to do with the information collected. Descriptions of the religious exemption tracking system don’t specifically name the COVID-19 vaccination as one of the mandates. However, the notices do state that the new system is in response to guidelines issued by the newly created Safer Federal Workforce Task Force under Biden’s executive order that established the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

“This system of records maintains personal religious information collected in response to religious accommodation requests for religious exception from the federally mandated vaccination requirement in the context of a public health emergency or similar health and safety incident, such as a pandemic, epidemic, natural disaster or national or regional,” one of the notices reads. The tracking system will include names and personal religious information, according to the notices.

“As the nation’s largest employer, with over four million civilian and military employees, the federal government has received tens of thousands of religious exemption requests,” The Heritage Foundation wrote in its updated report. “It now appears that an increasing number of federal agencies are keeping and preserving those individuals’ names, religious information, personally-identifying information, and other data stored in lists across multiple government agencies.”

Last week, the Supreme Court struck down President Joe Biden’s executive order that mandated a COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing workers at private businesses with more than 100 employees. The court didn’t overturn the vaccination mandate for health care workers or military members. Those employees can only avoid the COVID-19 vaccine by applying for a religious exemption.

If you feel like this tracking of Americans who have filed vaccine religious exemptions is something new (or different) for the federal government, think again:

The government secretly orders Google to track anyone searching certain names, addresses, and phone numbers

The U.S. government is reportedly secretly issuing warrants for Google to provide user data on anyone typing in certain search terms, raising fears that innocent online users could get caught up in serious crime investigations at a greater frequency than previously thought.

In an attempt to track down criminals, federal investigators have started using new “keyword warrants” and used them to ask Google to provide them information on anyone who searched a victim’s name or their address during a particular year, an accidentally unsealed court document that Forbes found shows.

Google has to respond to thousands of warrant orders each year, but the keyword warrants are a relatively new strategy used by the government and are controversial.

“Trawling through Google’s search history database enables police to identify people merely based on what they might have been thinking about, for whatever reason, at some point in the past,” Jennifer Granick, surveillance and cybersecurity counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, told Forbes. “This never-before-possible technique threatens First Amendment interests and will inevitably sweep up innocent people, especially if the keyword terms are not unique and the time frame is not precise. To make matters worse, police are currently doing this in secret, which insulates the practice from public debate and regulation,” she added.

The government said that the scope of the warrants is limited to “avoid implicating innocent people who happen to search for certain terms,” but it’s not publicly disclosed how many users’ data are sent to the government and what the extent of the warrant requests are.

Google has defended its decision to respond to the warrants and said it protects users when doing so. “As with all law enforcement requests, we have a rigorous process that is designed to protect the privacy of our users while supporting the important work of law enforcement,” a Google spokesperson said.

“Big Brother’s” Not Done Yet

Nat’l Security Agency Monitoring Op-Center

Here are thirteen “other” ways the federal government keeps tabs on Americans. And they’ve been doing so for years:

One. The National Security Agency (NSA) collects hundreds of millions of emails, texts, and phone calls every day and has the ability to collect and sift through billions more. WIRED just reported NSA is building an immense new data center that will intercept, analyze and store even more electronic communications from satellites and cables across the nation and the world. Though NSA is not supposed to focus on US citizens, it does.

Two. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Security Branch Analysis Center (NSAC) has more than 1.5 billion government and private sector records about US citizens collected from commercial databases, government information, and criminal probes.

Three. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Times recently reported that the cellphones of private individuals in the US are being tracked without warrants by state and local law enforcement all across the country. With more than 300 million cellphones in the US connected to more than 200,000 cell phone towers, cellphone tracking software can pinpoint the location of a phone and document the places the cellphone user visits over the course of a day, week, month, or longer.

Four. More than 62 million people in the US have their fingerprints on file with the FBI, state, and local governments. This system, called the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), shares information with 43 states and 5 federal agencies. This system conducts more than 168,000 checks each day.

Five. Over 126 million people have their fingerprints, photographs, and biographical information accessible on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT). This system conducts about 250,000 biometric transactions each day. The goal of this system is to provide information for national security, law enforcement, immigration, intelligence, and other Homeland Security Functions.

Six. More than 110 million people have their visas and more than 90 million have their photographs entered into the U.S. Department of State Consular Consolidated Database (CCD). This system grows by adding about 35,000 people a day. This system serves as a gateway to the Department of State Facial Recognition system, IDENT, and IAFSIS.

Seven. DNA profiles on more than 10 million people are available in the FBI coordinated Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) National DNA Index.

Eight. Information on more than 2 million people is kept in the Intelligence Community Security Clearance Repository, commonly known as Scattered Castles. Most of the people in this database are employees of the Department of Defense (DOD) and other intelligence agencies.

Nine. The DOD also has an automated biometric identification system (ABIS) to support military operations overseas. This database incorporates fingerprint, palm print, face, and iris matching on 6 million people and is adding 20,000 more people each day.

Ten. Information on over 740,000 people is included in the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) of the National Counterterrorism Center. TIDE is the U.S. government’s central repository of information on international terrorist identities. The government says that less than 2 percent of the people on file are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. They were just given permission to keep their non-terrorism information on U.S. citizens for a period of five years, up from 180 days.

Eleven. Tens of thousands of people are subjects of facial recognition software. The FBI has been working with the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and other state and local law enforcement on facial recognition software in a project called “Face Mask.” For example, the FBI has provided thousands of photos and names to the North Carolina DMV which runs those against their photos of North Carolina drivers. The Maricopa Arizona County Sheriff’s Office alone records 9,000 biometric mug shots a month.

Twelve. The FBI operates the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (SAR) that collects and analyzes observations or reports of suspicious activities by local law enforcement. With over 160,000 suspicious activity files, SAR stores the profiles of tens of thousands of Americans and legal residents who are not accused of any crime but who are alleged to have acted suspiciously.

Thirteen. The FBI admits it has about 3,000 GPS tracking devices on cars of unsuspecting people in the US right now, even after the US Supreme Court decision authorizing these only after a warrant for probable cause has been issued.

Summary

Yes, some call people who actually believe that George Orwell got it right about “Big Brother” in his novel 1984 “conspiracy theorists,” and the belief that the federal government is actually surveilling private Americans a “conspiracy theory.” Call it what you will, it actually IS happening.

How do we know that?

Besides the above verified, documented, and truthful information, put on your memory cap: remember the fraudulent affidavit filed by FBI Director James Comey to beg the FISA Court to issue a warrant to surveil the Donald Trump campaign headquarters? That application for that warrant contained fraudulent information that the FBI added to illegally obtain that warrant!

That is not “opinion.” It actually happened…and it happened again…and it happened again…and it happened one more time!

And it continues to happen in scary numbers of ways that we have no idea are being used.

Big Brother’s real.

They’re Coming To Take You Away

 Almost half of Democratic voters — 48 percent — think the government should be able to fine or imprison individuals “who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications.”

This is not the most astonishing finding of a poll just released by Rasmussen. Let’s go through the relevant points: Nearly the same percentage of Democratic voters — 47 percent — think the government should be able to put a tracking system, like an ankle monitor or a locked collar, on people who refuse the vaccine. And 45 percent favor putting the unvaccinated in camps. Camps.

More than half of Democratic voters — 55 percent — think people who refuse the vaccine should be fined. Fifty-nine percent favor confining all unvaccinated people to their homes. More than a quarter of Democratic voters — 29 percent — think that the government should be able to confiscate the children of unvaccinated parents.

Is any of this Nazi enough for you yet? You are living next door to the people who would have turned you over to the Comité de Salut public for opposing the “Law of Suspects” — the law that authorized the arrest of all suspected enemies of the Revolution and ushered in the Reign of Terror. You are living next door to the people who would have turned you over to the NKVD for “moral sabotage of the Soviet Union.” You are living next door to the people who would have called up the Gestapo and said, “My neighbor is hiding a Jew.”

Examine these historical personages from Revolutionary France, Soviet Russia, or Nazi Germany (or Nazi France).  It’s not just that they were following orders. On the contrary, they thought they were doing a positive good for society. They were eager to help rid their community of dangerous elements. They were proud of what they did. 

Some of your Democratic neighbors will likewise be proud to lock you up, put a tracking collar on your neck, take away your children — all for the public good. These are people who would murder you for the public good.  And this is the inevitable result of raising up generations of Americans without any fundamental attachment to freedom.

Freedom of speech, freedom of action, freedom of conscience: Our public schools told us these things were ubiquitous and natural, so there was nothing special about America having them. There was nothing special about anyone having them. And because leftists don’t realize just how hard our ancestors had to fight for these unique and historically unprecedented rights, they’re not shocked or even sad to see them taken away. On the contrary, your neighbors think your attachment to these rights is precisely what makes you dangerous.

My high school taught a little unit on the German excuse for World War II. This was the excuse designed by Hitler’s architect and Minister of War Armaments Albert Speer at the Nuremberg Trials. Speer thought that only one thing could save the German people from being tarred for all history with their irredeemable and totally enveloping sin: The leaders (including Speer) would have to take the fault entirely on themselves and say, “Our people didn’t know what they were doing; they were just following orders.”

And this excuse has worked extremely well. Our high school teachers will discuss this, and ask us if we think that following orders is a legitimate excuse for doing evil. They fail to see how this has reframed the entire question: The question is not whether following orders is a good excuse. The question, which we no longer ask, is whether following orders was actually the motivation.

Because of course it was not. Nazis weren’t just ordered to be Nazis. French collaborators weren’t just ordered to collaborate. Chinese students of the Cultural Revolution weren’t just ordered to murder their teachers in ways too ugly to describe here. These people relished what they did. And such was the purity of their commitment that they were willing to turn against friends and even family. Indeed, destroying something you love for the sake of the Revolution is the highest proof there can be of your personal goodness.

Your Democratic neighbors won’t be ordered to vote for laws that ostracize you from society, steal your property, or send you away to a concentration camp. They will do it burning with pride and even with righteous indignation against you for forcing them to these extremes. They’ve already done it in New Zealand and Australia and Canada—places our schools taught us were identical to America in terms of rights and freedoms.

This is one reason why Americans cling to their guns. Private gun rights have nothing to do with hunting. It does have to do with self-defense against the common criminal. But the big reason we cling to our guns is so that, when our neighbors show up and say, “We’re going to take you to the camps now, because you’re a danger to society,” we can look back at them and say, “Like hell you will.”

Summary

Note: NO Jewish people — or even German citizens, for that matter — gave even a thought that Hitler’s jackboot thugs would ever round up Jewish people to send to concentration camps to be summarily “eliminated:” until it happened.

NO one thought that egregious totalitarian government lockdowns virtually stopped EVERYTHING in this nation from functioning as normal: until it did.

NO one thought that our grocery stores would sustain massive shortages or distributors of thousands of different items used by Americans would ever dry up and create a serious lack of essentials for Americans: until it did.

NO Japanese immigrant who settled in California felt during the beginnings of World War II felt it possible that being thrown into “internment camps” in the United States could ever happen: until it did.

NO Australian thought it possible that the police, on the order of the Aussie government, would lock citizens of their country in their homes because of a virus: until it did.

And this “good” news published Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from Rasmussen:

“Nearly half of Democrat voters would back measures requiring that the unvaccinated live temporarily in “designated facilities or locations” for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, a recent poll has found.

A national telephone and online poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports, which surveyed 1,016 likely U.S. voters, found that 45 percent of likely Democratic voters would support such measures for unvaccinated Americans.”

Don’t be tempted to ever say, “Nothing like these things will EVER happen to me.”

It would be prudent for all Americans to stay wide awake, watching the actions of this government, and question EVERY action it takes.

Can The CDC Get Anything Else Dead-Wrong?

From the earliest days of the COVID pandemic, the PCR test has been a source of unrelenting controversy, with experts repeatedly pointing out that it’s not a valid diagnostic and produces inordinate amounts of false positives.

Importantly, a PCR test cannot distinguish between “live” viruses and inactive (noninfectious) viral particles. This is why it cannot be used as a diagnostic tool. As explained by Dr. Lee Merritt in her August 2020 “Doctors for Disaster Preparedness” lecture, media and public health officials appear to have purposefully conflated “cases” or positive tests with the actual illness in order to create the appearance of a pandemic.

Furthermore, a PCR test cannot confirm that SARS-CoV-2 is the causative agent for clinical symptoms as the test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens. The inventor of the PCR test, Kary Mullis, who won a Nobel Prize for his work, stated this in those exact words.

Almost universally, health authorities have also instructed labs to use excessively high cycle thresholds (CTs) — i.e., the number of amplification cycles used to detect RNA particles — thereby ensuring a maximum of false positives.

From the start, experts noted that a CT over 35 is scientifically unjustifiable, yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended running PCR tests at a CT of 40, and the World Health Organization recommended a CT of 45.

The pandemic of false positives was then used by world governments to implement pandemic countermeasures that have destroyed the global economy, ruined countless lives, decimated the education of an entire generation and stripped us of basic human rights and freedoms.

Time and again, the goal post for ending the pandemic theater has been moved, and the justifications for continuing the life-destroying countermeasures have become increasingly laughable. The fearmongering over Omicron, for example, makes no rational sense based on the data available, which shows the variant is among the mildest so far, and far less likely to infect and damage the lungs.

CDC Cuts Isolation Recommendation in Half

In the last days of December 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued yet another illogical protocol change. People who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, or have known exposure, but remain asymptomatic, now only need to isolate for five days rather than the previous 10, but should wear a mask for another five days when at work or in public. Also, they don’t need to get retested at the end of their quarantine. The stated reason? Because:

  1. The majority of viral transmission (85% to 90%) occurs in the first day or two before symptom onset, and two to three days after symptom onset
  2. The PCR test can remain positive for up to 12 weeks after you’ve recovered from the infection

How is it that the CDC didn’t realize until now that the PCR test was picking up dead viral debris for three months after infection? The facts that the test, a) was far too sensitive, and b) couldn’t identify active infection, were criticisms from the start. What the CDC’s belated admission means is that, for the past two years, Americans have unnecessarily wasted time in self-isolation — perhaps weeks — waiting for a negative test.

In a December 30, 2021, appearance on MSNBC, Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to questions about the updated CDC guidance. CDC director Rochelle Walensky also tried to make sense of the new guidance in a December 29, 2021, ABC News interview.

Neither of them offered any explanation as for why the CDC didn’t change the rules sooner, and only now decided that keeping noninfectious people in isolation for days and weeks on end might not be so good after all.

Walensky did make a rather telling comment on CNN, though, when asked about the reasoning behind the shortened isolation guidance. “It really had a lot to do with what we thought people would be able to tolerate,” she said. Some have understandably translated that as “how much tyranny we thought people would be able to tolerate.”

Differing Rules for Health Care Workers

The CDC has not given up on making the guidance as confusing as possible though. December 23, 2021, they also updated guidance for health care workers, stating that “Health care workers with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic can return to work after seven days with a negative test, and that isolation time can be cut further if there are staffing shortages.”

In his MSNBC interview, Fauci was asked why health care workers are being treated differently, having to isolate for seven days rather than five, and still have to get a negative test, when the test can falsely remain positive for up to 12 weeks? What data supports this, and is it publicly available?

According to Fauci, the data to support this difference “is internal to the CDC,” but really, there’s “no specific data” to back it up, he adds. The CDC merely made “a judgment call.”

Double-Jabbed Treated the Same as Unvaccinated

The CDC’s updated guidance also puts those who have received two doses of the COVID shot in the same category as the unvaccinated, so when it comes to isolating after exposure, they have to follow the same rules, whereas those who have received a booster shot follow a different set of guidelines. As explained by the CDC:

“For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.

Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.

For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.”

Fauci defended the decision to treat the double-jabbed as if they’re unvaccinated saying that those who have received a booster shot have far greater protection against the Omicron variant, compared to those who have only received one or two doses.

“When you’re infected, you’re infected,” Fauci said, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re vaccinated or not. The viral load is the same, so the risk of spreading the infection is the same. Those who have been boosted are less likely to be infected or carry a large viral load, hence they don’t need to isolate.

PCR Cannot Tell You Anything About Contagiousness

Fauci was also asked about how one can measure contagiousness. If the PCR can register positive for 12 weeks after an infection, it can’t be a reliable indicator of infectiousness. This was precisely the point that Mullis, inventor of the PCR test, attempted to make in the video at the top with respect to PCR and HIV.

So, how can we tell if we’re infectious or not? Fauci confirmed that the PCR can only tell you there’s a presence or absence of viral fragments, not whether it’s an active infection, or whether you’re actually infectious. He did not, however, provide an answer to the question as to how one can measure contagiousness.

Rapid Test Doesn’t Pick Up Omicron

Yet another confounding factor in this mess is that the rapid test apparently doesn’t pick up Omicron very well. Your viral load needs to be very high at the time of testing in order for the rapid test to recognize it.

This admission came within days of president Biden’s announcement that the federal government will distribute half a billion free rapid tests to homes around the country in 2022.

It seems like a waste of resources, seeing how Omicron is starting to take over, but who knows, maybe it will pick up the common cold instead, allowing the “case” count to remain high enough to keep the charade going.

What’s the Real Death Count?

The CDC’s belated admission that the PCR test can’t identify active infection raises another question: What does this mean for those who died with a positive test? Did they actually have an active infection? If not, should they have been designated as COVID deaths?

The obvious answer to the last two questions is, of course, no. The vast majority were likely false positives, and the real death toll from COVID-19 considerably lower than we’re led to believe. The CDC undoubtedly knew this all along, seeing how they’ve been relentlessly criticized for their recommendation to run the PCR at a CT of 40. They’re trying to pretend that they just realized this, but that’s simply not believable.

Summary

Beginning in March of 2020, we at TruthNewsNetwork shared our daily-intensifying suspicions that all things with the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci were not “totally” accurate. We didn’t know then (and still do not for certain today) that there was corruption afoot in the mixed messaging we heard daily. But what other explanation is there that makes sense?

Let’s be honest: throughout Fauci’s tenure as our “COVID-19 God” he has filled our eyes and ears with incorrect “facts.” (There are no such things) And when confronted for his misinformation, his sole response is to denigrate the person(s) who are asking about his unfactual facts.

There are some things that we really need to get our arms around to save people serious illness and death from coronavirus. And getting these facts supersedes ANYTHING that concerns Dr. Fauci. He’s at best a figurehead representing the U.S. healthcare system but has failed miserably in that task.

The questions to ask which demand answers are simple:

  1. What and where is the source of coronavirus?
  2. Are the hospital protocols that are ironclad across the nation accurate and proven medically successful? If not, why are they being used?
  3. What did the CDC so adamantly demand not using therapeutics like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin for two years when they knew that were proving to be effective against COVID?
  4. Why did the CDC introduce the vaccines as the singular effective treatment for COVID when they knew that was false?
  5. What financial stake in the vaccine process does Dr. Fauci and any other individuals or groups hold?
  6. This is the big one: Why are healthcare institution managers putting their workers in the streets after these are the ones who sacrificed their lives daily when the pandemic first began? What do. These healthcare bureaucrats have in this egregious policy?

Sadly, even if we get good and honest answers to these questions, we’ll still have twice as many as these six that need answers. And, purposely, we may never get those answers.

Here’s another question, number 7: Why do we get even one false answer to any one of these questions?

Honestly, we may never get answers on which we can rely. It appears the U.S. healthcare system has been compromised for political purposes by this flock of bureaucrats portrayed to us as “the” sole arbiters of Truth in our pandemic. That should cause pause, if not anger, for every American.

We simply NEED the truth.

 

Saturday Bullet Points: January 15, 2022

Today, the “Ides of January,” is probably not a good day for President Biden. His week was dismal in every way! He got “busted” on every front possible. He heard his Build Back Better bill is toast; his quest to kill the filibuster to allow Democrats flying solo to pass the Voting overhaul legislation failed; The Supreme Court killed his COVID-19 mandate that was to force companies with 100 or more employees to require employees to get vaxxed.

We’ll leave the President with his bad news and hope he recuperates well in Delaware this weekend. But there are many more important news stories from the week. Why don’t we take a look at those while you sip your second and third cup of Saturday morning Java!

Bullet Points

  • While the corporate COVID-19 vaccination was nixed by the Supreme Court, many Americans were shocked SCOTUS let the other mandate stand. That applied to healthcare workers whose employers receive federal funding through Medicare and Medicaid. The first mandate was ruled unconstitutional by a 6-3 margin by the Court. But two of the conservative justices jumped ship on the healthcare worker mandate which allowed it to stand. And Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida brutalized those two justices for their switch. Who are they? For complete details, click on this link:
  • In 2021, the Federal Government spent a fortune in relief for American individuals, families, and businesses in the name of COVID Relief. Part of that monstrous financial package was assistance for parents with young children. The objective was to help parents pay the elevated costs for childcare to allow Mom and Dad to stay on the job. But a big change is coming. It will impact all of these families, and it’s happening this weekend. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Federal investigators arrested Oath Keepers commander Stewart Rhodes in Texas on Thursday morning, more than a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. In connection with last year’s Capitol siege, nine more people have been charged with multiple counts. For complete details, click on this link:

  • California has proudly become the epicenter of many of the attacks on our freedoms — freedoms like free speech and the right to peacefully assemble. And they’ve passed laws to restrict some of these, namely the rights of Californians to peacefully demonstrate at abortion clinics and at centers that provide vaccinations for COVID-19. But, surprisingly, a federal court this week popped Florida for taking those actions and confirmed those rights for those people, and the rest of us. For complete details, click on this link:
  • People are dying everyday in the U.S. Young people are dying everyday in the U.S. Though sad, neither of these is unusual. But what IS unusual is that an alarming increase of deaths among Americans 18-49 years of age is being analyzed for cause. Don’t be quick to bring COVID-19 into this conversations. COVID-19 is NOT the cause for these deaths. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Another member of the House has announced they are not running for re-election. This one’s a Republican. He’s one of the ten GOP House members who voted to impeach former President Trump. One by one they’re falling away! For complete details, click on this link:
  • Joe Biden knows as much about the workings of the three branches of government as anyone. He knows the buck always stops at the U.S. Supreme Court. When the Justices weigh in on issues, the issues are resolved. But, maybe not in the case of Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate that the Supreme Court struck down. He’s now urging large employers to ignore the Court and just go ahead with their vaccine mandates. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Have you noticed the shelves empty in any grocery store in which you shop? Most Americans have seen this, but, thankfully, it’s been sparingly. But, guess what: if you think the supply chain problems have been bad, it’s only just begun. The “mother of all supply chain shortages” is about to be foisted on the U.S. What’s happening to cause this? For complete details, click on this link:
  • It is indisputable that the President’s son has for a long time been involved in shady financial dealings internationally that have far reaching consequences. Many feel those consequences reach as far as the White House, but the Department of Justice is too busy to investigate. Guess who’s son is now in the bullseye of investigators? The son of another Democrat heavyweight, Nancy Pelosi! Paul, Jr. is in deep trouble regarding shady dealings of his own. And, yes, it appears Queen Nancy “may” have something to do with it. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Here I go again; I’m probably going to get in trouble for saying this: It appears that the 2020 election really DID contain some wrongdoing. A Wisconsin judge considered the mail drop-box process in the state and concluded that the process that was being used violates the law. Don’t get mad at me: a judge said that. For complete details, click on this link:
  • The Biden Administration apparently has decided the Chinese are simply “truth-sayers” regarding the source of the COVID-19 virus. They told Uncle Joe that they had nothing to do with its origination or spreading. They too, they tell us, have had many of their citizens become COVID-casualties. Part of that is true: they have had many deaths. But the death numbers they have shared with the world are a little different than the real number of Chinese COVID-19 deaths. How off is their number? The real number is as much as 366 times the reported number. For complete details, click on this link:

How Evil Was Comey’s FBI And Its Cost To The Nation?

Who will ever forget the day the White House announced the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Half the nation wailed in discussed at President Trump’s actions. The other half were either indifferent or really glad Trump pulled the trigger. Why?

Comey just seemed sleezy. Remember his manipulation of the voter support of Hillary Clinton by Comey’s waffling on the FBI’s investigation of her and her illegal computer server? Comey seemed to be playing the political game. We discovered later that indeed what he was up to.

After his termination, Comey was found to have violated classified document dissemination: which is a felony. Whatever happened to Comey for that? In addition, he lied under oath before Congress. Yet Comey has yet not been held accountable for his lawbreaking.

But the FBI shadiness was not over. Andrew McCabe, then the deputy director of the FBI, stepped up temporarily fill the Director’s spot. His “success” in that position was short lived. He too went by the wayside. Why? When the disgraced FISA warrant application that resulted in the Russia Collusion travesty in which the DOJ had illegally surveilled members of Trump’s campaign, McCabe’s fingerprints were all over the faked FISA warrant application.

That was the beginning of the end of the blind trust by Americans for decades of the FBI. Since that time, more details appear that cast more doubt than trust in the FBI was deserved — at least during the Obama Administration. Neither man has faced prosecution for their very obvious illegal activities. Comey, in fact, penned a “tell-all” and made millions spinning his yarn about all-things Trump. But what about Andrew McCabe?

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Looking For a “Gig”

Have you ever wondered what disgraced former deputy FBI directors do after trying to stage a coup and lying under oath? Apparently, they give talks about “protecting democracy” at top-rated institutions of higher learning.  The University of Chicago invited former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe to join a panel of partisans to discuss the Jan 6 “insurrection.”

McCabe was fired as the deputy FBI director for leaking sensitive information about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and then lying about it under oath. He also took part in spying on the Donald Trump campaign through a secret warrant granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court.

The dossier he used to obtain the surveillance warrant was funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and, in an ironic twist, was itself the product of Russian disinformation. McCabe and his allies in corporate media justified all sorts of similar illegal and undemocratic tactics to discredit and attempt to unseat President Trump.

Of course, neither the University of Chicago nor McCabe acknowledged the irony in him discussing the integrity of “democracy” in America on Thursday evening. In fact, what McCabe said at the University of Chicago event on Jan. 6, 2022, is even more shocking than his invitation to speak in the first place. Below are four of the most appalling assertions and policy proposals McCabe made at the public event.

1. Conservatives Are in The Same Category As Islamic Terrorists 

McCabe likened conservatives to members of the Islamic Caliphate: “I can tell you from my perspective of spending a lot of time focused on the radicalization of international terrorists and Islamic extremist and extremists of all stripes… is that this group shares many of the same characteristics of those groups that we’ve seen radicalized along entirely different ideological lines,” he said.

McCabe went on to describe the rise of the Islamic caliphate in Syria and how Islamic extremists were radicalized across socioeconomic, educational, and racial lines, likening it to the “mass radicalization” of the political right across demographics. That’s right, according to McCabe a grandma who shares a Federalist article on Facebook and your uncle with a “Let’s Go Brandon” coffee mug is in the same category as a jihadist who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub.

2. Parents at School Board Meetings Pose A”Threat To National Security”

“Political violence [is] not just confined to the Capitol,” McCabe asserted. “It’s going on in school boards around the country. It’s going on in local elections. It’s happening, you know, even to health-care workers.” According to this politically protected former FBI no. 2, the “political violence” occurring recently at school board meetings and during local elections is a “very diverse and challenging threat picture.”

If you haven’t heard already, Democrats are branding parents who oppose child mask mandates and racist critical race theory indoctrination as “domestic terrorists.”

McCabe said moms and dads who stand up for their children’s health and education at school board meetings in ways Democrats disagree with are very dangerous. So dangerous that it is actually “essential” we have a “rapid and complete response by law enforcement at the state, local and federal level to this sort of political violence…”

Holding America’s parents “accountable” is not enough for McCabe. He wants to make sure that federal agencies also put “out that message that this sort of conduct that both horribly victimizes individuals, but also serves to undermine our democratic process” is “considered a threat to national security [that is] not tolerated.”

3. McCabe Wants More Surveillance of “Mainstream” Conservatives 

“I’m fairly confident,” McCabe said, “[that] the FBI [and other agencies] have reallocated resources and repositioned some of their counterterrorism focus to increase their focus on right-wing extremism and domestic violent extremists. And I think that’s obviously a good idea.”

But McCabe wants more. McCabe asserted that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI need to stop merely focusing on the “fringes of the right-wing movement,” in order to “catch this threat” of the “right.”

“Are you going to catch this threat if your focus is only on the traditional, right-wing extremist, those groups that we know about, the quote-unquote, fringes of the right-wing movement?” asked McCabe. “And I think the answer to that is no.”

“It’s entirely possible that when the intelligence community and the law enforcement community looks out across this mainstream,” McCabe continued, “they didn’t assume [on January 6] that that group of people — business owners, white people from the suburbs, educated, employed — presented a threat of violence, and now we know very clearly that they do.”

McCabe wants to get around constitutional obstacles that restrict the abuses of federal agencies. He explained that the path to granting the feds more power to spy on and punish “extremists,” a.k.a. conservatives, is by implementing federal penalties against “domestic terrorism.”

A measure like this would grant domestic agencies the intelligence capabilities of the international terrorism-focused National Counterterrorism Center. It would, McCabe says, “give investigators the ability to begin investigating when folks are plotting or planning or organizing to use violence for the purpose of coercing the population or influencing government…”

Joshua Geltzer, President Joe Biden’s advisor on “countering domestic violent extremism,” made the same proposal in a 2019 hearing before a subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee. In his proposal, Geltzer suggested that we need to “polic[e] [tech company] platforms to remove not just incitement to violence, but also, the ideological foundations that spawn such violence.”

McCabe claims these proposed federal laws against domestic terrorism can be implemented without infringing on Americans’ First Amendment right to free speech. That seems quite impossible, however, given Geltzer is proposing government oversight of social media, for example.

It is even more difficult to believe when you consider that Democrats are not going after real domestic terrorists and have literally defined parents speaking out at school board meetings as national security threats. As McCabe said himself, to Democrats, the extreme right is the mainstream right.

4. McCabe Believes No One Is Above The Law (Except Himself)

Ironically, one of McCabe’s last remarks was a proclamation of equality under the law. “Whether you are a Trump supporter or a Biden supporter, right, left, or otherwise, we should all be able to agree on the principle that no one is above the law,” stated McCabe.

“… [F]rom the lowliest trespasser on January 6, up to the highest-ranking government officials who may have been aware of a plan that would ultimately lead to violence in the Capitol––those people should be held accountable, period,” he announced. “And if we can’t do that, that is just another sign that we are becoming a non-functioning democracy.”

Ironically, McCabe’s firing for repeatedly breaking the law was expunged from the record only because he settled with a partisan Biden Department of Justice. If no one is above the law, as McCabe claims to support, then he would be in jail. Of course, McCabe is above the law. Only dissenting conservatives, in his view, deserve the suspicion and wrath of unelected federal agencies.

Disturbingly, the University of Chicago does not care about national introspection post-January 6, 2021. If it did, it would not have invited McCabe, of all people, to speak about “protecting democracy.”

UChicago allowed McCabe to spin lies about what truly happened one year ago and filtered student questions via Zoom, refusing to ask him any tough questions. Consequently, McCabe was given a platform to teach young, impressionable college students without question that the federal government should be weaponized against fellow Americans whom leftists brand as “extremists.”

Summary

To the elites in America — Democrats like McCabe, university administrators, and professors – January 6 is the key to labeling their political opponents as dangerous, “white supremacist extremists” and enacting new policy accordingly.

America’s universities are now indoctrination machines that shape the minds of the next generation. Academia openly exploits its power and rewrite history to serve their illiberal agenda.

Sadly, McCabe’s dishonest version of January 6 is happily accepted by the academic elites who invited him. His frighteningly despotic views and policy prescriptions will likely be accepted and implemented by his young listeners.

Dr. Fauci Busted For Handing Out Millions: To Chinese Scientists!

Saint Fauci has always seemed to be something more than what he presented in front of cameras for several years. In fact, it appears Fauci is much more sinister than we have thought. Yes, we know he has promoted and financed (through grants) horrific laboratory tests on animals that tormented innocent beagles and monkeys as part of unfathomable research that, of course, is always portrayed as “following the science to best serve people with the results.”

Call me stupid, but caging thousands of beagles in the desert with their scalps open to expose their brains  to sandflies and maggots without food or water is a bit beyond the pale of “Science.” It seems more like demented scientists we see in horror movies.

So what’s the latest “Fauci-ism?”

Two independent investigators published a report in Gateway Pundit right after Thanksgiving, in which they claim that both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Dr. Fauci’s office, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), awarded tens of millions of dollars to Chinese scientists and institutions involved in the crime of forced organ harvesting from living people in mainland China.

The investigation was conducted by Dr. Lawrence Sellin, a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, engaged in medical, pharmaceutical research, and Ms. Anna Chen, an independent researcher for the CCP People’s Liberation Army’s biological weapons program according to her Twitter bio.

In their report, the investigators claim that the NIH and Dr. Fauci’s NIAID funded research and the training of Chinese scientists in the United States. The latter work for hospitals in China that engage in forced organ harvesting and are affiliated with the CCP’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) that plays a central role in these crimes.

The crimes of forced organ harvesting were first exposed in 2006 by two Canadian lawyers, David Kilgour, Canada’s former Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific, and David Matas, a human rights lawyer, in an extensive report entitled ‘Bloody Harvest.’

Kilgour and Matas used the Chinese communist regime’s own transplant statistics, made calls to hospitals asking for “live” organs, took screenshots of hospital advertisements on their websites offering organs in “a matter of days,” and took testimonies from Chinese concentration camp survivors who witnessed prisons and detention centers taking blood and doing all sorts of medical checks on prisoners of conscience to obtain compatibility data for a transplant.

The Canadians concluded that in China, the CCP carries out forced organ harvesting from living people to sell for transplants on a large scale, using military logistics and facilities and with the authorization of a judge.

In March 2020, the China Tribunal, consisting of lawyers and doctors from different parts of the world, reached the same conclusions.

The victims are mainly practitioners of Falun Dafa, a discipline of the Buddha School persecuted in China since 1999. However, recent reports indicate that Uighurs in Xinjiang province have also become targets for organ harvesting by the CCP.

Evidence

A scientist from Columbia University, New York, Megan Sykes, published the results of scientific research in conjunction with Yong-Guang Yang, who, in addition to working for the same university, is also an employee of the Organ Regeneration and Transplantation laboratory of the First Hospital of Jilin University, an institute denounced for participating in the crime of organ theft in 2014.

That scientific study was funded by Anthony Fauci’s NIAID grant AI045897 and NIH grant 1S10RR027050 to the CCTI Flow Cytometry Core.

Yong-Guang Yang started working for Jilin University First Hospital in 2010 and through 2018 received $6.6 million from NIH.

In a 2011 study, also funded by NIAID, Yong-Guang Yang worked with Jilin University’s Chunfeng Wang, a collaborator with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Institute of Military Veterinary Medicine, a center allegedly linked to China’s biological warfare program. In 2012, Yang began training surgeons from Jilin University First Hospital with American money at Columbia University, New York City, a major medical ethics concern.

In mid-October of 2021, Professor Russell Strong, an internationally renowned physician specializing in organ transplantation, warned Western medical institutions that they should ban the entry and training of Chinese surgeons who, once they have acquired the knowledge, return to China to participate in the forced removal of organs from living people that is carried out under the supervision and with the participation of the Chinese state apparatus.

Dr. Russell Strong was one of the pioneers in the field of transplantation and, as early as 1980, established an organ transplant program at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He performed the first successful liver transplant in 1985 and said he received hundreds of requests from Chinese doctors who wanted to train with him. “I refused to train them unless I had a signed document from their institution that they would not go back and use executed prisoners as organ donors,” Professor Strong said. “I never received one response, so I refused to take them on.”

Yong-Guang Yang also conducted a scientific study with the PLA in 2018, funded by NIH grants AI079087 and HL130724.

In 2019, Yong-Guang Yang became an official member of the Organ Regeneration and Transplantation Laboratory, First Hospital of Jilin University; the International Future Science Center; and the China National Laboratory of Joint Engineering of Animal Models for Human Diseases (which conduct animal and human cell experiments), all while still employed at Columbia University.

The researchers’ report mentions NIAID grant AI 064569 and NIH grant 1S10RR027050 from two investigations by Yang and colleagues at Jilin University First Hospital.

Zhongke Bio-Engineering Co., Ltd.

According to Gateway Pundit, Yong-Guang Yang became a scientific advisor to Zhongke Bio-Engineering Company in Changchun City, a biotechnology company focused on organ transplantation and regeneration.

The company at the time had two senior PLA officers working as advisors: Ningyi Jin PLA Major General and head of the PLA Institute of Military Veterinary Medicine, whose activities are related to China’s biological warfare program, and Wei-min Wang Major General, of the Standing Committee of the PLA Guangzhou Military Region Medical Science and Technology Committee of the PLA Guangzhou Military Region.

While Yong-Guang Yang received public funds from U.S. agencies, he held dozens of positions as a senior manager of various entities. He won multiple awards that in Chinese society only come with being connected to the top ranks of the CCP.

It is worth mentioning that, according to China expert Larry Ong, the PLA is loyal to the former leader of the CCP, Jiang Zemin, who opposes the current leader Xi Jinping.

In 1999, when Jiang Zemin was the Secretary of the Party, he launched the persecution of Falun Gong unilaterally. He gave the order to “defame their reputation, bankrupt them financially and destroy them physically,” which is why some analysts say that it was Jiang Zemin who gave the secret order to start harvesting the practitioners’ organs.

Summary

One can only imagine how much corruption there must be perpetrated by Fauci through the years that no one blows the whistle on. Reasoning why the people surrounding him are still working for him is bad enough. But what’s worse is to imagine what kind of power he holds over those people sufficient to keep him from his repeated the numerous travesties we already know of, let alone those in his past and present.

How does one amass such power? Who is in his pocket? What dirt must he have that keeps people silent regarding all of this?

We know that “The love of money is the root of all evil.” There’s no doubt Fauci has amassed a personal fortune that didn’t come from his $430,000 job in NIAID. And that makes him the highest-paid federal employee in the U.S. But with his long relationship and involvement in numerous Gates Foundation “human trials” involving foreign citizens in India, Africa, New Zealand, Australia in which Fauci “supervised” as well, there must be many dollars stashed away in foreign accounts.

Bill Gates is a eugenicist he learned from his father. Eugenics is a name for a broad practice of controlling populations in various ways. Fauci is a board member of the “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.” Why would you think that would be the case? Many of the Gates Foundations hundreds of millions of “research dollars” are spent by Fauci in supervising all this. And the main target of it all is controlling the population through the use of vaccines.

I won’t tire you with the grim details of all this when you can do your own internet search and find mounds of documentation of not only these tests conducted around the world and their outcomes which in India killed children resulting in the Indian government kicking them out of the country. That’s just one of numerous such examples. There must be more at stake than this for Fauci.

Money by itself has only much “opportunity” to give one personal satisfaction. Of course, the hundreds of millions of Gates’ money certainly has made the Gates family’s lives pretty extraordinary, equaled by only a few. Therefore, Fauci must face the same human wants and desires as do those who chase the dollar. But it appears there’s more for that in this for Dr. Fauci.

In nations in which the top government is controlled totally by royalty, not chosen by a nation’s citizens but by birth, typically money and the opportunity to earn money is controlled totally by that tiny number of people. I think the love of money may have initiated Fauci’s quest. But, with money — ENOUGH money — one can much easier amass power. I think that’s Fauci’s objective. And he’s doing quite a job.

There’s even MORE evil that is surfacing in Dr. Fauci’s recent past that involves hopeless and helpless people. But we’ll leave that chapter of “Fauci World” for another story.

Please make no mistake about any of this factual information, more of which is revealed daily, with what we know, even without the dirt that remains covered in his life. It is unconscionable that Dr. Fauci is manipulating the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans in large part. And there’s NO other explanation than it coming from Fauci’s lust for power.

Stay tuned!

Will COVID-Insanity Ever End?

I’ll answer my question right now: “Unfortunately, only when the next Conservative moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

Please don’t take that statement as if it comes from a hardcore Republican or right-winger. I’m not either. I am a conservative: not a conservative in-name-only. I’m an American who has spent the last 50 years of my life paying close attention to political matters in the nation. I quit simply reading or listening, or watching the news. I started way back then asking questions.

It’s funny that when you ask a lot of questions to a lot of people who supposedly know more than you, you always get a lot of answers — different answers. But that’s OK. If you ask a lot of questions, you’ll get at least a bunch of answers. Then it became MY job to investigate the evidence supporting or destroying the responses I received.

So here’s my latest question I’ve been asking a lot of people, many are the so-called medical “Experts” that control our lives entirely, at least regarding our healthcare: “What will it take to gain control of COVID-19 and all its various strains?”

Getting “real” answers to that is sometimes like pulling teeth. Still, the nation seems to be making fitful progress toward COVID sanity: notice I didn’t say “…but the nation seems to be making fitful progress toward taking control of COVID-19 and its various strains.”

To be honest, I doubt there is some knight on a stallion set to ride into Washington with a satchel containing COVID’s cure. I’m confident we’re far away from that. But, finally, many federal, state, and local leaders in politics and healthcare seem to finally be awakening to understand, “Something wrong’s going on.”

Who Might Those Leaders Be?

In New York, Gov. Hochul and (especially) Mayor Adams refuse to panic amid the Omicron wave, as their teams offer even more good sense and better information. Glimmers of sanity are even showing in President Biden’s orbit.

Plenty of idiocy remains, even on the Supreme Court, where Friday’s hearing on Biden’s vaccine mandate for most U.S. businesses brought some giant whoppers from the liberal wing.

  • For one, Justice Steven Breyer pointed to “750 million new COVID cases yesterday” — when the entire U.S. population is only half that figure. He also said, “Hospitals are full almost to the point of the maximum,” another wild error: The overall inpatient population isn’t growing.
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor, meanwhile, claimed vaccination prevents transmission of the virus — contradicting no less than Biden CDC chief Rochelle Walensky, who noted this summer that Delta rendered that untrue.

And it’s even worse with Omicron, though that variant has proved far milder. Not that Sotomayor has noticed: She said Friday that it’s as deadly, another colossal error. That rivals her wild claim that “we have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, and many on ventilators.” (The actual “official” number of children in hospitals for COVID-19 is 3500. And few are ventilated.)

Not that any of those “facts” have a thing to do with whether Biden’s mandate is constitutional: It’s not, and (thankfully) other justices showed far more sense.

Meanwhile, a pack of former Biden advisers on COVID are facing the fact that the coronavirus will be with us forever, albeit while posing a far less deadly threat, releasing a package of recommendations in the Journal of the American Medical Association under the headline, “A National Strategy for the ‘New Normal’ of Life With COVID.”

The specific ideas from Ezekial “Dr. Death” Emanuel and his colleagues range from the sound (allowing far more telemedicine and medical practice across state lines) to the absurd (permanent “vaccine passports” for all Americans). Still, at least they’re clear that “Zero COVID” is a foolish and unattainable goal.

The prez himself now admits, “Having COVID in the environment here and in the world is probably here to stay,” which follows his belated recognition that “there is no federal solution” to the virus. (But leopards don’t change their spots: He still wants his vax mandate to go through, and the White House is reportedly looking at asking for more “COVID relief” funds.)

Even the CDC has been showing some reason, reducing its recommendations for quarantine down to five days, “even” for kids.

And the Food and Drug Administration is (reluctantly) OK’ing some of the new treatments. But both agencies remain primarily stuck in their old afraid-to-approve-anything-new ways, delaying approval of anti-COVID innovations already in wide use around the world. And the White House (unlike Team Trump) is letting them get away with it.

But New York City’s change of leadership is proving a huge plus. Former Mayor Bill de Blasio was actually pretty good at keeping schools open, but Adams is a true stalwart despite the Omicron panic among many teachers. And Adams’ new schools’ chancellor, David Banks, looks to have good common sense, at least, telling The New York Post: “A lot of time people talk about remote learning, but they talk about that from an adult perspective,” when, “if you listen to this from a student perspective, the kids want to be in school.”

Meanwhile, New York’s new governor has already delivered on her vow to get more detailed info from hospitals — and to share it. On Friday of last week, she revealed that half of the city hospitalizations “with” COVID “involved patients who tested positive after being admitted for ‘non-COVID reasons’ ” —  the statewide figure is about 40%.

That means the rise in hospitalization is less cause for worry since it’s a weak signal of greater actual danger. Plus, as Hochul has also noted, the soaring numbers of people testing positive in this Omicron wave have led to far fewer hospitalizations and death.

Because Omicron is much milder, the gov even urged people not to use the E.R. to get tested unless their symptoms are severe. That makes complete sense: You don’t worry about just what flu or cold virus has hit you; if you’re not really sick, you shouldn’t have any great fear over Omicron; treat the symptoms.

And, as new state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett explained Friday, cases seem to be leveling off as rapidly as they did in South Africa’s Omicron wave.

“I think we can expect a difficult January, but things should be much better by February,” she said.

She also offered comfort to children and their parents, noting that the state still has just 211 kids hospitalized with COVID — up from 14 on Dec. 1, but still a tiny total in a state with 3 million under-18s. And none are in the ICU.

Many folks are still clinging to COVID hysteria, especially among America’s sheltered elites. But after nearly two years, sound sense is finally winning out: MAYBE.

Summary

Did you notice the medical “experts” not mentioned in this diatribe? Fauci, Wollensky, and all of the political purveyors of the Biden “COVID-mantra” are certainly not qualified to weigh in on any of this. Joe Biden? He’s doing good to remember his last name. He certainly cannot remember the names of his cabinet.

The insanity of COVID is best illustrated not by Fauci but by the fact that millions of leaders — OTHER leaders — in the nation just fell in line and joined the COVID march to the hospital. Oh: they all wore their masks the entirety of the trip!

What proves best that a top-to-bottom shuffling of the membership of the U.S. Congress is just how many members embraced the company line on all things COVID and quickly joined Fauci, Biden, and Wollensky to prove to the nation (and the world) that they proudly joined the death march.

It’s the American people, with the assistance of REAL scientists and doctors, who rebuff the mantra of the Heathcare-Political Bureaucracy to embrace the common sense suggestions of thousands of experts — REAL experts — who have treated collectively millions of COVID patients around the world — SUCCESSFULLY!

There’s no need to point to them and their treatment measures. You’ve heard them all, if only in the context of Anthony Fauci et al. disputing every one of their successes with political, elitist thuggery and NOT FACTS!

It’s time to choose. It’s time to demonstrably determine the proper and truthful path for treating those in your family and yourself. And, maybe, more importantly, it’s time to not only push back against the COVID-Mafia and their egregious processes and mandates but to take personal action to do the right thing.

Might Omicron Be Even Less Deadly Than The Flu?

Scientists believe ultra-infectious strain may kill 100 TIMES fewer people than Delta (and mortality rates were ALREADY similar to influenza before the variant emerged)

  • Researchers expect the ultra-infectious variant to kill between 97 and 99 percent fewer people than Delta;
  • U.K. advisers estimate the infection-fatality rate (IFR) stood at 0.25 percent before Omicron emerged;
  • Others suggested it could be 0.1 percent — similar to flu— compared to 1 percent before the vaccine rollout;
  • But experts queried 99 percent estimate, insisting it does not look plausible and there is too much uncertainty.

Omicron could be even less deadly than flu, scientists believe in a boost to hopes that the worst of the pandemic is over. Some experts have always maintained that the coronavirus would eventually morph into a seasonal cold-like virus as the world develops immunity through vaccines and natural infection. But the emergence of the highly-mutated Omicron variant appears to have sped the process up. One analysis shows COVID killed one in 33 people who tested positive at the peak of the devastating second wave last January, compared to just one in 670 now. But experts believe the figure could be even lower because of Omicron. The case fatality rate — the proportion of confirmed infections that end in death — for seasonal influenza is 0.1, the equivalent of one in 1,000.

One former Government adviser Sunday said if the trend continues to drop, then “we should be asking whether we are justified in having any measures we would not bring for a bad flu season.” But other experts say coronavirus is much more transmissible than flu, meaning it will inevitably cause more deaths. Meanwhile, researchers at Washington University modeling the next pandemic stage expect Omicron to kill up to 99 percent fewer people than Delta. In another hint, it could be less deadly than flu.

No accurate infection-fatality rate (IFR), which is always just a fraction of the CFR because it reflects deaths among everyone who catches the virus, has yet been published for Delta. United Kingdom Government advisers estimated the overall figure stood at around 0.25 percent before Omicron burst onto the scene, down from highs of approximately 1.5 percent before the advent of life-saving vaccines. If Omicron is 99 percent less lethal than Delta, it suggests the current IFR could be as low as 0.0025 percent, the equivalent of one in 40,000, although experts say this is unlikely. Instead, the Washington modeling estimates the figure sits in the region of 0.07 percent, meaning approximately one in 1,430 people who get infected will succumb to the illness. Leading researchers estimate flu’s IFR to sit between 0.01 and 0.05 percent but argue comparing rates for the two illnesses is complicated.

Note: Remember, all of our U.S. COVID happenings are seen first in Europe. They always find ways to “jump the pond” to North America. 

Does that mean the above numbers in Europe are headed our way?

U.K. Analysis Of Omicron And Where We Stand

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, an epidemiologist at the University of Wollongong in Australia, reported his “very rough best guess” was that triple-jabbed people were at the same risk from Omicron as they are from the flu. “Add the new medications into the mix, and it gets even more complex,” he added. But scientists today leaped on the estimates, saying it was more proof that the worst days of the pandemic were over and that Britain needs to get back on the path to normality.

Professor Robert Dingwall, a former Joint Committee On Vaccination And Immunization (JCVI) member of, and expert in, sociology at Nottingham Trent University, projects it will be a few weeks until there are definitive Omicron fatality rates. Still, if they are consistent with the findings that it is less severe, “we should be asking whether we are justified in having any measures we would not bring for a bad flu season.”

He said: “If we would not have brought in the measures in November 2019, why are we doing it now? What’s the specific justification for doing it? If the severity of Covid infection is falling away to the point that it is comparable with flu, then we really shouldn’t have exceptional levels of intervention.”

There would be no justification in having “any restriction we didn’t previously have’ if the modeling is confirmed in the coming weeks,” Professor Dingwall said. However, he noted that if the U.K. has two respiratory viruses in the population which are capable of producing significant levels of hospitalization, the NHS may need more funding to deal with both COVID and flu to increase its capacity.

Washington University experts who claimed that Omicron would cause 97 to 99 percent fewer deaths than Delta — based on the case and death data — admit their forecasts were more “optimistic” than forecasts used by U.K. Government scientists. The Prime Minister was warned that daily COVID deaths in Britain could breach 6,000 a day this winter under the worst-case scenario of Omicron’s rapid spread. But the doomsday projection, conducted by one of the modeling sub-groups, was branded ”fictitious.”

Daily coronavirus fatalities maxed out at slightly less than 1,400 during the depths of the second wave before ministers embarked on a huge vaccination blitz. And studies show two doses of the current crop of jabs still drastically cut the risk of patients becoming severely ill if they catch the virus, even if they offer little protection against falling ill in the first place.   

Booster vaccines — already dished out to 34 million people across the U.K., or 60.1 percent of people over-12 — bolster immunity even further, real-world evidence shows. Independent academics have queried the University of Washington team’s estimates, saying that they do not look plausible, and there is still lots of uncertainty around Omicron data.

Let’s Put The “Numbers” To These Infections

It’s tough for everyday people to quickly analyze all the numbers, percentages, projections in the context of medical jargon. But these numbers are significant. Why? Because the actual numbers of REAL doctors who treat patients and conduct laboratory testing and combine their first-hand findings of both give us analyses that “experts” like Dr. Fauci and others CANNOT provide. Their advice is almost always second-handed.

Have you ever wondered how many COVID-19 patients Dr. Fauci has personally treated? The answer is simple: ZERO. Yet he spouts 24/7 “facts” about everything to do with COVID-19 like he spent all night in a laboratory after spending all day treating COVID patients on their death beds!

All of that to say this: the REAL numbers and statistics are CRITICAL for you to understand. Let’s put some more of them together.

The researchers did not offer an actual estimate for the IFR of Omicron — which scientists still barely understand, given that it was only detected for the first time in mid-November. The team said: “Based on the available data, we expect the infection-fatality rate will be 97-99 percent lower than for Delta. Huge numbers of infections and moderate numbers of hospitalizations may still translate into a peak of reported (global) daily deaths over 9,000 in early February.”

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington. The IHME team also didn’t offer an estimated IFR for Delta, which first cropped up in India before hitting the U.K. towards the end of spring. Studies showed it was twice as deadly as the original virus, which was thought to have an IFR of around 1.4 percent. But even using that figure would equate to an IFR of approximately 0.03 percent if Omicron was 97 to 99 percent less lethal, making it similar to flu. Their estimates for Omicron — as the strain by January will cause almost every case — correspond to an IFR of around 0.07 percent, according to Professor McConway. This is based on deaths peaking at about 330 per day in Britain.

If Delta caused 97 to 99 percent more deaths than this 0.07 IFR for Omicron, it would have an IFR of up to seven percent, however, highlighting just how difficult it is to nail down an estimate.

Professor Kevin McConway, a statistician at the Open University, suggested IFR of as low as 0.0025 percent was “really, really tiny.” That estimate is based on the rolling IFR, estimated by Cambridge University academics, skewed downwards because of the build-up of natural immunity.

The Washington University experts acknowledge there is uncertainty in their projections, and Professor McConway noted as he said they might have “gotten their numbers wrong somewhere.” But he said the actual projection — of up to 330 deaths per day — was plausible.

IHME calculated IFR based on COVID “seroprevalence data” by age and COVID death figures. (“seroprevalence” is the proportion of a population whose blood serum tests positive for a given pathogen, such as COVID-19)

Real-time IFR can vary drastically in every nation based on previous immunity, the prevalence of obesity and other medical conditions, and the population age structure. Experts also say it is hard to track overall IFR because it is impossible to accurately tell how many people have been infected because not everyone gets tested when they are ill. But they believe the Covid IFR is dropping due to medical interventions.

Dr. Simon Clarke, a microbiologist at Reading University, said that he believes the future of COVID-19 can be “kept in check” with jabs, insisting there was “no question” that vaccines have drastically changed the course of the pandemic. He added: “The immunity we are building up appears to be suppressing new variants from causing severe disease.”

But he warned it was not “inevitable” that the virus would eventually morph into one that merely causes symptoms of the common cold.

This analysis suggests the COVID fatality rate fell to as low as 0.14 percent on December 28 — its lowest ever total — after dropping every day since November 18. The rate is calculated by comparing average death numbers to average-case numbers from two weeks earlier, roughly the amount of time it takes for the disease to take hold, experts say. It means the case-fatality rate was already dropping before the strain truly kicked off in Britain in mid-December, showing vaccines have played an enormous role in thwarting the virus.

But the figure is also skewed slightly by increased levels of testing, with the number of swabs being carried out having shot up by around 245 percent over the past year. Testing in Britain reached its highest ever level in the week leading up to Christmas this year, before peaking on January 4 at more than two million. And data show that cases were predominantly occurring in people aged under-50, who have always been less at risk of dying from the virus. Rates are now only going up in over-60s in London, signaling what may come for the rest of the country.

Professor Paul Hunter, an infectious disease expert at the University of East Anglia, said the COVID fatality rate has been falling in recent weeks in the U.K… Still, some of this “is probably down to delayed reporting of deaths over Christmas.” He said the “fatality rate for Omicron does seem to be lower than we have seen with previous variants and is probably now below 0.2 percent,” similar to the rate for flu.

But nowhere near as many people are tested for the flu compared to COVID, which has seen more than two million Brits get themselves swabbed each day.

Summary

Here’s where Americans find themselves so confused: we hear conflicting stories every day from different “experts” who, we are told, are the best sources of truthful COVID information. But they all change their stories — many times to the exact opposite of their previous “expert” instructions given to us!

The puzzle is that Americans are forced to make “daily” decisions based on the “daily” latest information these experts give to us. And some of our choices are life-and-death. To that end, how are we supposed to know which “experts” to believe and trust?

No, we certainly do not have to believe ANY of them. But that creates a Pandora’s box of issues in that we MUST take action for ourselves and our families. Most Americans have been conditioned to make such choices armed with facts throughout life. And we know where that puts us today!

I feel the mass of that 900-pound gorilla in our living rooms is so consuming because of the politicization of all things COVID-related. Sadly, instead of President Biden leading us by giving us trustworthy answers to our problems and fixes for our dilemmas, he isn’t leading us at all. He is leading some people, but not us. He walks behind us as he whips us and verbally diminishes us for not benignly just falling in line with his political mantra that we are expected to accept as our “medical guidelines.”

Do you believe this president believes he is accurate with all the things he tells Americans? Not only do I believe that. I’m confident that he believes we believe him! And, of course, anyone who verbally disagrees with him is immediately branded as anti-VAXX, MAGA supporter, or, even worse, a Republican! (which I’m NOT)

We can get honest answers. But doing so requires diligence and patience. Seldom do these experts who control the narrative about COVID give us raw facts. Worse than that is even when they KNOW the truth, they brand the truths and those who present them in public as conspiracy theories and those who spread them, conspirators.

Truth matters, doesn’t it? So let’s dig until we find it…find it ALL!

Saturday Bullet Points: January 8, 2022

Wow! What a week. I thought the first week of the New Year would be a slow, “let’s ease into the chaos” sort of a week. Was I ever wrong! There are far too many things that happened in the past week to ignore. In fact, even though we have captured what we consider the “biggest” of the bunch, I’m certain we’ve missed some happenings. But we grabbed the biggest of the big and have them here for you.

Click on each bullet point and read the first few descriptive sentences. Skip to the next one if you already know all you need to know about that bullet point. But if you want full details of a story, click on the blue arrow link at the end of the description, and you’ll find yourself at a complete story with full details.

Yes, it’s been busy. But you won’t miss any BIG happenings! Let’s get started:

Bullet Points

  • Today there is not much (if any) good news for President Biden. Try as he might, very little is going well in his presidency. What are they? Take your pick: COVID-19, vaccine mandates, school closures, massive inflation, worse than anticipated employment data, and the massive loss of respect for this president among the populace. Can it get any worse for Mr. Biden? Hmmm… Probably so. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Joe Biden was supposed to be the savior of the minority communities in the nation. He promised to put more African Americans back to work and allow them to narrow the gap between themselves and white Americans in every category. The truth is 180 degrees away from his promise. In fact, the gaps between African Americans and White Americans have further widened in Biden’s first year. For complete details, click on this link:
  • The very first action President Biden took from the Oval Office was to cancel that “evil” Keystone Pipeline permit. Many in America felt he didn’t have unilateral power to do that and began the process in court of restarting Keystone’s construction. But, Friday, those fighting to resurrect all those jobs and revenue were dealt a huge blow in court. It looks like Joe really put the death nail in the Keystone Pipeline. It appears it will NEVER come back. For complete details, click on this link:
  • On another and equally important front, it appears that COVID-19 is kicking this president’s butt. And it’s supposed to be the other way around. Remember this from the Biden Campaign? “I will kill COVID-19 when I’m U.S. President!” That was Biden’s continual promise while running for office. And he’s perpetuated that promise almost daily. But it looks like the Biden Administration has recognized COVID-19 is winning and that Joe’s gun is out of bullets. It appears that COVID-19 may have ushered in the beginning of the end of the Biden presidency and that the President is actually throwing in the towel, telling Americans COVID-19 looks to be hanging around — FOREVER! For complete details, click on this link:
  • “Omicron, Omicron, Omicron!” We hear those cries and watch the oppressive actions taken by government officials, school administrators, and business owners based on the fears of the Omicron variant that is flooding the nation at a never-before-seen pace. Once again, massive fear being sown by Joe Biden and others in his administration along with the medical “experts” — specifically Anthony Fauci — is fueling the panic gripping the hearts of hundreds of millions of Americans. Guess what: we are learning from medical experts outside the U.S. that Omicron may be as much as 100 times less serious than ALL the previous COVID-19 infections. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Two states — Missouri and Louisiana — filed federal lawsuits against the Biden Administration asking the courts to overturn the vaccine mandates initiated approval for OSHA to require private employers with 100 or more employees to mandate employee COVID-19 vaccinations and the second mandate, which requires ALL healthcare workers who work for medical operations which accept Medicare and Medicaid patients to be vaccinated. It was expected to get to the U.S. Supreme Court for final adjudication. Sure enough, that happened. Friday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on both suits, hastening to hear the arguments from both sides to resolve the issue quickly. We will not know the Court’s decisions for at least a week. But many who heard the arguments personally feel certain that conservatives on the Court feel strongly that the mandates are overreach and that SCOTUS is “probably” leaning toward supporting the two states. For complete details, click on this link:
  • On Friday, there was big news for the “Luv Guv:” former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo was forced to resign because of multiple claims and lawsuits for sexual wrongdoing over several years. The alleged sexual improprieties involved many women who worked directly for Mr. Cuomo and others who were “affiliated” with him through working with the Cuomo Administration. But it appears the “Luv Guv” may be back on this feet. Why? Another judge has ruled against one of the claims made by another of Cuomo’s alleged victims. So far, nothing is sticking to Cuomo. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Poor Joe Manchin! The Senator from West Virginia is under intense heat from EVERY fellow Democrat legislator for his lack of support for two pieces of proposed Biden policies: Biden’s “Build Back Better” social and economic boondoggle and the Senate Democrats push to do away with the filibuster so they can pass the other huge piece of legislation. That legislation would destroy the structure of the American voting system that was set in the U.S. Constitution. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called in former President Obama and television mogul Oprah Winfrey who both “dropped a dime” on Manchin this week. (That means they each called the Senator pushing him to support both measures) For complete details, click on this link:
  • Many Americans have long been tired of the political posturing by Democrats about the “1/6/21” storming of the U.S. Capitol. They want it to go away. But Democrats, along with this President, have turned that day into a political cause. What cause? To stop Donald Trump from ever holding public office again! In fact, a group of Democrats claims to be studying the possibility of using a section of the 14th Amendment to prevent Trump from running for election in 2024. For complete details, click on this link:
  • A large majority of the American people cannot believe how this government is in totalitarian fashion persecuting hundreds of Americans who attended the January 6 event in D.C. last year to protest the 2020 election results. Yes, some broke laws and created mass chaos at the Capitol. But facts bear out that those events were NOT “an armed insurrection,” as Joe Biden repeatedly claims. Those same Americans are shocked that this is still happening to several hundred Americans who were really protesting while actual domestic terrorists nightly for months burned buildings, destroyed billions of dollars of private property, destroyed businesses, attacked law enforcement officers, and nothing has happened to those perpetrators! Those riots occurred in Portland, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., New York City, and several other cities. Those riots were planned, staffed, and implemented by ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter “soldiers.” In fact, we have a list of such riots in which NO ONE has yet been held accountable. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Our northern neighbors are struggling with caring for all their citizens waging a rising battle with the Omicron variant. Multiple daily infections are resulting in hospitalizations which are resulting in hospitalizations that are taxing Canadian hospital workers to be able to treat those being admitted adequately. Part of the problem north of the border is identical to that down here: vaccine mandates for healthcare workers who are leaving in droves, leaving hospital beds unmanned. Guess what? In Ontario, Canada, there is a move to suspend that vaccine mandate to get healthcare hospital staff back to the levels sufficient to treat these patients. For complete details, click on this link: