Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the massive problems that never get fixed, they only get worse. The good news is, there is a fix for almost everything that vexes us.
It starts with the truth. When we have the actual truth of a situation the problem then goes to courageous men and women of common sense and intelligence. (NOT education, INTELLIGENCE). These people often have the cure for what ails us, if only we will listen.
All problems can be remedied with truth and common sense.
1- To be clear, Fauci knowingly and enthusiastically lied many times, over many years. At least now we are getting the truth on this act of war with Covid-CCP.
New U.S. Senate Report Concludes COVID-19 Virus Originated In Chinese Lab
QUOTE: A new report released by the U.S. Senate has concluded that the COVID-19 virus, known as SARS-CoV-2, originated in a Chinese laboratory, but was leaked unintentionally.
The 301-page report, produced by a team that included Dr. Robert Kadlec, a former government health official who played a key role in developing COVID-19 vaccines, and staffers on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, was released on April 17 by Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Ky.), a member of the Senate Health Committee, who chairs the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security.
According to the report, Kadlec’s team of consultants spent approximately 18 months investigating the COVID-19 origins and concluded that the available evidence supports a lab leak. The report suggests that there may have been an aerosol leak that caused an infection of lab personnel or that the virus may have been released to the outside environment due to biocontainment failures. One theory mentioned in the report revolves around cleaning agents causing corrosion of welded seams in the lab, as mentioned in multiple 2019 documents on upgrading the lab.
The report also highlights concerns about biosafety at the WIV that have been raised by both domestic and foreign bodies for years. A 2018 U.S. State Department cable, for instance, reported that the then-newly opened biosafety level four lab at the facility had a “serious shortage” of trained technicians to safely operate the lab. Researchers at the lab, before the pandemic, reported experimenting on mice, bats, and palm civets to find coronaviruses that were more capable of infecting humans, and sometimes experimented at sub-biosafety level four conditions.
The report also points to Chinese reports, communications, and notices as support for the lab leak theory, including an attempt in November 2019 to procure an air incinerator at the lab, which suggested “some concern about the risk of an infectious aerosol escape.”
The report also noted that WIV staffers underwent a remedial biosafety training course that same month.
Furthermore, the report concludes that characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 suggest the virus was manmade, including the presence of a furin cleavage site at the same location that was proposed in a grant proposal by EcoHealth Alliance, an organization that funneled U.S. taxpayer money to scientists in Wuhan.
While the exact origin of the COVID-19 virus continues to be debated, this new Senate report adds to the growing body of evidence supporting the likely origin of SARS-CoV-2 as a lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
2- Victor Davis Hanson is one of our great thinkers and historians. This essay is worth your time to read in full. He offers the common sense solutions to many of the massive issues plaguing us. Pass this on to your state’s elected Republicans.
Can We Do Anything About America’s Decline?
QUOTE: Twenty-first-century America was on a trajectory of gradual decline—until it began to implode.
Was the accelerant the COVID-19 pandemic and unhinged lockdowns? Or was the catalyst the woke revolution fueled by the 2020 summer of exempted rioting, looting, arson, and violence? Or was it perhaps the deranged fixation on removing Donald Trump from the presidency and destroying the rule of law in the process? Or all that and more?
Now with the election of Joe Biden, what had been a fast-tracked decline has accelerated at such an astonishing rate we can scarcely recognize our country.
The only mystery remaining is how long these Democrat-controlled, racially charged, and corrupt municipalities can sustain their budgets and pension commitments with increasingly declining revenue. One can tax the well off, and perhaps even gouge them as California does. But one cannot insult and ridicule them in the process. Being highly taxed is one thing, being highly taxed while hated is quite another.
How eerie that medievalism—defecting, urinating, fornicating, injecting in the street—is relabeled “homelessness—as if the problem is merely a shortage of apartments or tent cities. Somehow cities developed the notion that it was crueler to be told not to pull down one’s pants and defecate in the street than it was for a pedestrian to step into infectious human excrement.
In the next five years, either cities will seek new governance to reduce taxes, break up municipal unions, mandate charter schools, restore police funding and manpower, recalibrate pensions, and prosecute criminals and corrupt officials—or Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, and a score of others will become Detroit.
One of the strangest phenomena amid our current debility are the millions of affluent leftists and liberals who have fled their unworkable, now unlivable blue-run, but naturally beautiful cities like San Francisco or Portland. They seem to lack an abstract recognition why they are leaving, or why and how their new chosen destinations are so different and therefore so inviting to them. Is their motto, “I am fleeing what I created, but I still hate those who created what I want”?
America’s former strength—the most transparent, accurate, and trustworthy elections in the world—have descended into its greatest liability. In the space of a mere eight years, and especially in reaction to radical political changes made under the cover of the COVID lockdown, we have gone from 70 percent of the electorate in most states voting on election day to a mere 30 percent. Yet the ballot rejection rate somehow diminished, with the flood of non-Election-Day ballots that overwhelmed accustomed audit and verification.
Election night is a mere construct. It is mostly meaningless. Local, state, and federal election results are stalled and descend into days, weeks, and sometimes even months of bickering, counter charges of ballot tampering and fraud, ballot harvesting and curing, and a loss of confidence in the integrity of the final result. Debates mean little anymore, once a large portion of the electorate has already voted. No wonder deceased candidates can win. Gaffes are now determined by whether they occur before or after the majority of voters has cast their ballots.
There should be a national uniform standard that allows states to set their ballot procedures—as long as they result in 70 percent of the electorate voting in person on election day.
America is in a similar position to where it was in 1861, 1929, 1941, and 1968—only perhaps worse, given in all those cases, there was at least a president and Congress that identified and reacted to the crisis, whereas today our elected government is what caused the crisis.
3- Another great thinker, Jeffrey Tucker, digs into the craziness of a massive corporation banking their reputation and image on an actor whose “schick” is pretending to be a young girl. Tucker also tells corporations how to get out of the mess they are in.
Is the Bud Light Disaster a Turning Point?
QUOTE: There’s still no word of apology from Anheuser-Busch over their despicable ad campaign for Bud Light that featured a preposterous man mimicking women and somehow achieving notoriety within woke cultural circles. This has promoted a massive boycott not only of this beer but all beers made by the company, and a real opportunity for competitors.
Instead of clarifying what the heck went down there, Anheuser-Busch has instead released a very fancy ad on Twitter that celebrates true patriotic values and features actual dudes (even white ones) doing things like shaking hands and hanging out on porches. The presumption is that consumers are dumb as rocks and have no memory of a mere 48 hours.
The creator of the offending ad campaign was VP of marketing. Her name is Alissa Gordon Heinerscheid, who apparently had no interest in actually marketing beer to regular people. In her bubble of influence, only extreme deference to the latest cosplay antics of gender dysphoriacs sells.
She somehow got the job due to her class and educational credentials: Groton boarding school, to Harvard, to Wharton, to internships, and straight to the top of the corporate ladder. So yes, isolated only begins to describe the problem, whereas the whole point of real-world marketing is to discern the minds of consumers.
How did things go so awry in American corporate culture? The economics of the market stopped being a source of discipline. After 2008, when the Fed ran zero interest rates for 12 years and then doubled down on them for lockdowns and following. As a result of the distortions, there seemed to be no limits to the amount of personnel that the largest corporations could hire at the top.
And there seemed to be no limits on the vision either. It was precisely in these years when woke theory took over.
There are early indications that the grave reaction to the Bud Light campaign could represent a genuine turning point for corporate America. But to fix matters, they are going to have to do much more than merely decline to hire Dylan Mulvaney as a spokesperson.
Here are five common corporate practices that need to end immediately. Read them all at the link.
4- Pay Pal is one of MANY corporations that have blatantly discriminated against conservatives and Christians. It is time to hold them accountble and getting the facts is the first step.
Corporate Regulator Backs Probe into PayPal’s Discrimination Against Conservatives
QUOTE: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has granted conservative investors the authority to investigate claims of systematic political and religious discrimination against customers by PayPal, a popular online payment platform.
Despite objections from PayPal’s management, the SEC has allowed a proposal submitted by the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) to proceed to a shareholder vote at the company’s upcoming annual meeting. This decision follows a similar ruling on March 29, in which the SEC approved a proposal regarding alleged discrimination at JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States.
In a letter dated April 10 addressed to PayPal’s attorneys, the SEC stated that NCPPR’s proposal “requests that the board conduct an evaluation and issue a report within the next year evaluating how it oversees risks related to discrimination against individuals based on their race, color, religion (including religious views), sex, national origin, or political views, and whether such discrimination may impact individuals’ exercise of their constitutionally protected civil rights.”
PayPal had sought to block the proposal from going to a shareholder vote, arguing that the issue of viewpoint discrimination falls under the company’s “ordinary business operations” and that the proposal would intrude on matters of a complex nature beyond the scope of shareholders’ expertise.
The NCPPR proposal highlights the role of companies that provide banking or financial services as essential pillars of the marketplace, and argues that existing federal and state laws, as well as international human rights standards, prohibit discrimination in the provision of financial services. The proposal asserts that “everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion,” as recognized by the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the US Constitution.
“We know from news stories that PayPal has been discriminating on the basis of viewpoints, shutting down accounts that differ from their ‘woke’ political principles,” Scott Shepard, a director at NCPPR and co-author of the proposal, told The Epoch Times. “We’re giving them a chance with this to consider ways to rectify those problems.”
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