The death this week of former Secretary of State Colin Powell reminds us of his ignoble role in selling the lies that led to the destruction of Iraq and a million deaths. It was one big lie, but the empire itself is built upon lies. Also today: Nebraska allows virus treatment drugs to be prescribed, Chicago mayor warns of an "insurrection" by the police, and Americans confirm they are sick of government.
Fauci made the mainstream media rounds again over the weekend, this time "granting his permission" for Americans to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas...but only if they are vaccinated. Will Americans continue to heed his demands? Also today: 40% of California's public workers are not vaccinated, Colin Powell passes from Covid, and new footage from the "insurrection..."
No one is safer from Covid than children. And yet, President Biden announced that the government has purchased "enough vaccines for all children between the ages of 5 and 11 in the United States." For sure, vaccine makers are pleased. But does this make any sense whatsoever?
The head of the Chicago police officers union has advised Chicago Police Department officers to refuse to disclose their vax status to city officials, as they face a Friday deadline to disclose or be fired. He warns that this weekend may see 50 percent fewer cops. With Chicago already a killing zone, what will happen with only half the cops? Also today - creating doctor shortages, the virus religion, and a good news story from the rock music world.
Thanks to good investigative reporting by The Daily Wire, the full horror of the story of one ninth grade girl assaulted in a Loudoun County school bathroom has come out. The father was vilified as a "domestic terrorist" for calling the school board out on sweeping the assault under the rug. Now the tables are turning. Also today, a brave Wyoming teen stands up for principle and an update on Southwest Airlines and the vax mandate ban in Texas.
In a surprise move yesterday, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott issued an executive order forbidding any entity in the state of Texas from mandating a Covid-19 vaccine. He followed up the order by putting the issue before the Texas legislature to codify it into law. What does the order mean for companies operating inside of Texas? What does it mean for nurses being fired for refusing the shot? What does it mean for Southwest Airlines, which is headquartered in Texas? Will the weather clear up for the airline?
Southwest Airlines is facing hundreds more cancellations - the fourth straight day. Rumors suggest more carriers may follow Southwest pilots' lead. Hundreds of thousands of US troops are defying Biden's mandate. Biden's poll numbers are historically low. Has the imperial presidency experienced imperial over-reach? Is the tide turning?
When Liberty is sacrificed, authoritarians destroy. When authoritarians destroy, they never (ever) "build back better." When authoritarians destroy, everything stays destroyed, until Liberty is returned. It's not "different this time." It's never different.
Andrew Wiggins of The Golden State Warriors was forced to make a decision that no one should ever be forced to make. He did not want the vaccine, but was cornered into taking. He's understandably concerned about what the shot may do to his body in the future.
Big Pharma Merck is set to rake in billions of dollars from its new "not-ivermectin" Covid treatment - despite the US taxpayer paying for the drug's original development. Also today - no wonder Attorney General Merrick Garland loves Critical Race Theory: His family is set to make big bucks from pushing the curriculum to classrooms across the country.
President Biden's "Justice" Department has directed the FBI to investigate parents attending school board meetings to protest mandatory mask mandates and the teaching of Marxist "Critical Race Theory" for possible "domestic terrorism." Is this about protecting school boards...or silencing political opposition? Also today, the debate over "natural immunity" is heating up.
The illogical and tyrannical idea of "vaccine passports" are having the very predictable effect of crushing business in NYC. All people and businesses outside of NYC should take note. For everyone besides the authoritarians, no good outcomes should be expected from "vaccine passports."
The usual "debt ceiling" theatrics have reappeared. We're again greeted with the propaganda that if the most indebted government in the history of the world doesn't continue to go deeper into debt, the world would grind to a halt. But economic "crisis," which is really a painful return to economic reality, is inevitable. The real "crisis" is continuing to dig a deeper hole. So it's certainly time to think about getting one's own person financial house in order.
Although the Australian government has reluctantly abandoned it's "zero-Covid" policy, which they admit did not work, the same authoritarian mindset dominates its new strategy. If you don't take the health policy steps demanded by the government, you will be essentially under house arrest "indefinitely." If police brutality we have seen in Australia recently were taking place in any country on the US "enemies" list, there would be sanctions and even threats of a "liberation."
Former Secretary of State and CIA Director Mike Pompeo has responded to a recent Yahoo News investigation detailing Trump Administration plans to kidnap or kill Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that he makes "no apologies" for whatever measure his agency planned to take to safeguard "sensitive information." Also today: new public opinion data carries some bad news for President Biden.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul went into a bizarre rant in front of a church congregation, shifting a public health problem into one of religious significance. Is this starting to look like a cult instead of science? Also, Gov. Hochul signs executive order to fire thousands of nurses - amidst a critical shortage of nurses in NY. Make sense?
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has chosen to ignore the recommendation of her own panel of medical professional experts that booster shots were not necessary for the vast majority of the population. Walensky has sided with the vax manufacturers and endorsed boosters, promising even more astronomical profits for Big Pharma. Science...or politics? Also today: Norway dumps all existing coronavirus restrictions while Netherlands adopts Soviet-style internal digital passports, allowing only vaxxed to take part in daily life? Science and science?