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Corporate media is funny. They let their local affiliates in Chicago cover all of the gang violence and the dozens of people who are shot and often murdered every week in the city with illegally acquired firearms, but when one of the few legal gun owners shoots a burglar, suddenly CBS News itself wants to cover it.
The story itself is not special. A guy came home to find it being robbed so he shot the burglar. Nobody died. A good guy with a gun prevailed. So why is this the shooting the corporate site covered after ignoring all of the others? Here’s what they published. Does this sound like national news?
A man shot a burglar who was inside his Chinatown home Monday evening. The 32-year-old man was arriving at his residence in the 300 block of West 24th Place around 6:37 p.m. to a man burglarizing his home, according to Chicago police.
The man, who is a valid concealed carry license holder, fired shots striking the 30-year-old male suspect in the stomach. The suspect was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in good condition. Detectives are investigating the incident. Police provided no further details.
That’s it. That’s the entirety of the story.
Do they have a minimum quota of firearm-related stories in major cities they have to cover? If so, do they intentionally pick out examples that do not expose how gun control is ineffective? Admittedly, I’m at a loss to explain why this story got covered by CBS News but the story of three-year-old Mateo Zastro who was shot and killed this weekend in Chicago never made it past the local affiliate.
There hasn’t been much discussion about 2nd Amendment rights since Mitch McConnell and his cronies passed the last federal gun control measure, but that doesn’t mean corporate media isn’t busy distorting the narrative ahead of the next piece of legislation.
How many "mass shootings" have taken place since Mitch McConnell and the Democrats passed their gun control legislation?
Someone paranoid about conspiracies might think the rash of mass shootings were intended to drive the gun control narrative.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) October 4, 2022
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Retired Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs under George W. Bush, went on CNN to discuss the options that America has should Russians use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
“Look, I think it’s fairly simple to lay down the options,” he said. “It could be the soft side of it which is doubling-down on sanctions, doubling-down on export controls ranging all the way to a nuclear response of our own and everything in-between.”
Retired general and former Pentagon official tells CNN the US should consider launching a nuclear strike on Russia pic.twitter.com/xqLeBdBgWn
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 4, 2022
No, a nuclear response should NOT be an option unless we are directly attacked.
Our nuclear arsenal is not intended to use against an enemy that hasn’t attacked us who happens to be involved in a regional conflict that we don’t like. Nuclear weapons are a deterrent to prevent others from nuking us. That’s it. For a retired brigadier general and former Pentagon official to be mentioning such an option is ludicrous.
Then again, we’re living through the era of the Biden-Harris regime. Nothing seems ludicrous when compared to the rhetoric coming from the White House.
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Political theories are debatable. As much as America First patriots would love to think we’re unambiguously right on everything, there are many who hear the arguments from the other end of the spectrum and believe they are right and we are wrong.
When it comes to federal overreach, there is only one correct answer: We fight it. We know it’s the correct answer because depending on which party is running the White House and Congress at any given moment, one half of the country or the other is calling on states to fight back against their policies. Our Constitution was written to protect against federal overreach, but over the last quarter millennium since then we’ve seen Washington DC take more and more power.
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake delivered a pitch-perfect answer. One doesn’t have to be a Republican to acknowledge that fighting DC overreach is one of the most important actions any governor can take. Whether it’s Gavin Newsom fighting the Trump administration on behalf of illegal aliens or Don DeSantis fighting the Biden-Harris regime to stop the flow of illegal aliens, the rights of the states and individual American citizens must be protected.
Lake made it clear in two-and-a-half minutes how that can and should be done by governors.
Question: “How are you as governor going to protect Arizona citizens from the federal unelected bureaucratic overreach? Specifically, will you work with sheriffs and the Arizona Attorney General to protect our rights?”
Lake: “Absolutely. I mean, how many of you… well, every single one of us in here had to deal with that during Covid. We had Anthony Fauci and the CDC controlling our lives.
“There’s something that happened during this last Supreme Court term, and it was really amazing and I don’t think people paid attention to it. It was called, I believe, EPA versus West Virginia. Did you follow that? That just cracked open the door for us to go after and push back against this federal overreach by bureaucrats who are not elected.
“And this case was interesting. It was basically the EPA trying to shut down coal mines in West Virginia, and the Supreme Court ruled, ‘Listen, you’re pushing these regulations that bureaucrats made up. There’s no law behind that. Our elected officials didn’t write those laws. Those are regulations that bureaucrats in Washington, DC came up with, and they’re trying to destroy an industry in West Virginia.’
“And so I was really pleased with that. I took notice and I went, ‘Okay, that’s how we’re gonna go after the overreach of the federal government,’ whether it be the ATF, the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA, , you name it, the EPA, the Department of Education.
“Yeah. We’re really tired of the federal government acting like they run the show. We run the show, We the People run the show and we’re gonna push back.
“And since we touched on water a little bit, the. Department of Land Management — I call it Land Mismanagement — you know, I didn’t mention this, but our forests, and we all know this, are overgrown. It’s really frightening. You know, of course, it’s beautiful to see all the ponderosa pines, but they take up a lot of our groundwater and the federal government refuses to thin those forests.
“And every year during fire season, it’s scary if you live near these forests because you think at any moment a fire could start and burn your home down, burn a small town down, a community down. And so we need to push back on the federal government. If they’re not gonna thin those forests, they need to give us the ability to do so and we will push back because it’s a water issue and it’s a safety issue and I’m ready to take the fight to Washington, DC.”
This is it, folks. THIS is the correct answer that every governor should give when asked about federal overreach. This is why Arizonans need to deny long-time politician Katie Hobbs and vote for someone who will fight for their rights.
Source: Kari Lake
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 4, 2022
President Donald Trump is going to court again. This time, he’s going on the offensive.
Bloomberg is reporting that Trump is suing fake news hoaxers CNN for defamation to the tune of $475 million. He believes, as do I, that the network “has escalated a campaign of libel and slander against him recently because it fears he’ll run for re-election in 2024” According to Bloomberg:
CNN has attempted to taint Trump “with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of ‘racist,’ ‘Russian lackey,’ ‘insurrectionist,’ and ultimately ‘Hitler,’” the former president’s lawyers said in the suit filed Monday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Trump is seeking at least $475 million in damages, according to the filing.
“Beyond simply highlighting any negative information about the plaintiff and ignoring all positive information about him, CNN has sought to use its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source — to defame the plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically,” Trump’s lawyers wrote.
We can all hope and pray that he’s successful. That would be wonderful. Unfortunately, our two-tier justice system is unlikely to reward their #1 target or damage one of the top propaganda machines, but the effort is still worth it.
So much for continuing the winning in the Supreme Court. Monday’s list of cases the Supreme Court has decided to take offered some big losses for conservatives. Here are three of the biggest ones:
The US Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from Missouri and nine other states challenging Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
Last November Joe Biden imposed a federal vaccine mandate on all healthcare workers that affected 10.4 million people.
In January of this year the US Supreme Court blocked Joe Biden’s OSHA vax mandate for private businesses with 100+ employees.
In a separate, simultaneously released ruling, the highest court of the land – in a 5-4 vote – allowed a similar vaccine mandate for healthcare facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare to stand.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a challenge to the Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic firearms to shoot more rapidly.
The decision comes after a federal appeals court in August upheld the bump stock ban, which was enacted by the Trump administration in 2018 in response to the 2017 Las Vegas massacre. Then-president Donald Trump vowed to ban bump stocks after it was reported that the gunman used the rifle accessory in his deadly rampage that killed 60 people and injured more than 500 others at a music festival on the Vegas strip.
The Trump administration rule classifies guns equipped with bump stocks as machine guns, which are prohibited by the National Firearms Act and the Gun Control Act. A Utah gun rights advocate and the pro-Second Amendment group Gun Owners of America brought separate challenges to the law, which the Supreme Court declined to hear. The high court did not issue comment on its decision.
Mike Lindell asked the Supreme Court to overturn a decision by a federal judge to allow Dominion’s billion dollar defamation lawsuit against him to continue.
But the Supreme Court rejected his appeal and thus refuses to hear it.
Via NBC News:
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s bid to fend off a defamation lawsuit the voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems filed over his far-fetched claims about the 2020 presidential election.
The justices’ decision not to hear the case means a federal judge’s ruling in August 2021 that allowed the lawsuit to move forward remains in place.
Dominion sued Lindell and MyPillow in February 2021, claiming $1.3 billion in damages and alleging that Lindell purposely pushed the “big lie” that Trump won the 2020 election.
“Lindell asserts today, as he did throughout the relevant period, that his statements regarding Dominion, its voting machines, and the integrity of the tabulation were, and continue to be, valid, accurate, and true,” Lindell’s lawyers wrote in court papers.
Overall, it’s been a bad day for many conservatives who were following these three important cases.
Some believe Elon Musk is a natural polymath and demonstrable genius. Others think he’s a very smart, very rich man who has the time and resources to apply to multiple fields. Either way, he’s weighing in on the Ukraine-Russia war and not just by challenging Vladimir Putin to a duel.
On Twitter, with which he’s currently embroiled in litigation, Musk gave some basic bullet points on how to achieve peace in Eastern Europe. His proposal is simplistic, but one can’t get too detailed in 280-characters or less. But even in its simplicity, it echoes what seems to many to be a fair plan to make Russia happy enough to make them leave Ukraine alone.
Here are his bullet points:
- Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people.
- Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake).
- Water supply to Crimea assured.
- Ukraine remains neutral.
With nearly 500,000 Twitter votes an hour after the Tweet dropped, around 57% disapprove of the plan. Then again, it’s Twitter so there are probably 100,000 actual votes and 400,000 bots. And even if there were no bots, it’s still just Twitter. Nobody cares.
Not that it matters since nobody on either side asked Elon Musk for a peace plan, but let’s go ahead and briefly break down his ideas.
Redoing elections would be necessary only because the west doesn’t believe people in the areas annexed by Russia actually voted for it. They think (or at least claim to think) that the election was rigged. Having a new election under “UN supervision,” as Musk requested, would be like putting Stacey Abrams in charge of counting votes in Georgia, but the sentiment is that the west would want to verify that voters are real and not coerced.
Making Crimea formally part of Russia is a no-brainer, as is assuring water is supplied to the region.
The sticking point in all of this is Ukrainian neutrality. They want to be in NATO. They’ve wanted to be in NATO for a long time. They’ve applied to be in NATO. And despite the fact the Biden-Harris regime and NATO leaders told Volodymyr Zelenksy Ukraine would not be allowed to join NATO even before the Russian invasion, Ukraine still keeps pushing.
Russia has no reason to believe Ukraine will remain neutral with current leadership. It will take an ironclad, binding international agreement with teeth and consequences in order for Vladimir Putin to believe Ukraine will stay neutral. Ukraine couldn’t just promise it. NATO would have to promise it. The United States would have to promise it. The UN would have to promise it. IF that happened, then Russia might believe it.
Here are Musk’s Tweets:
– Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people.
– Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake).
– Water supply to Crimea assured.
– Ukraine remains neutral.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 3, 2022
Also worth noting that a possible, albeit unlikely, outcome from this conflict is nuclear war
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 3, 2022
There are a whole bunch of holes, and since it’s just a rich guy going off on Twitter I’m not going to go too deep into any of them. But the “plan” is not awful. I’ll disagree with Musk that his plan “is highly likely to be the outcome in the end,” especially since the powers-that-be among the globalist elite cabal will simply prolong the war until the right time for the war to end. I know most believe this regional conflict represents Russia vs NATO or East vs West, but that’s just the cover story. In reality, it’s just a part of the plan to launch The Great Reset… just like everything else that’s been happening to the world lately.
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The most popular Tweet I ever posted described the situation at the time (one that still persists in many ways today) in which vaxx-nannies blame the unvaxxed for their problems. I posted, “This is the only vaccine that people take three times, then wear masks, close businesses, stay home, and still get the disease, only to turn around and blame the unvaccinated for their troubles.”
Self-owning tweet in which Spirit of the Age cultist admits her cult and all its false promises failed her, but she’ll keep on culting because that’s what cultists do.
Self-owning tweet in which Spirit of the Age cultist admits her cult and all its false promises failed her, but she'll keep on culting because that's what cultists do. https://t.co/kuKo78R33t
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) October 3, 2022
One of the biggest upcoming challenges we will face is the reckoning that will follow realizations and revelations that nearly all of the Covid protocols, jabs, government-endorsed treatments, and indoctrinating rhetoric were built on bald-faced lies. Those who have embraced Pandemic Panic Theater will not react well when the world they’ve built for themselves based on recommendations by people like Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx, and Bill Gates comes crashing down.
These Covid cultists have put themselves in a psychological box.
That box is in the process of being torched with their worldviews trapped in it.
The social justice educator whose Tweet prompted Deace’s response epitomizes the cult. Many members are well-educated. They are generally collectivists. They espouse woke rhetoric and adore woke causes. While I disagree with their ideology, I acknowledge that they came to their distorted perspectives based on contemplation and their own version of logic. With Covid, they dumped their ability to contemplate and abandoned all forms of logic. This is why they tend to blame others when the jabs, face masks, and social distancing that weren’t really intended to be safe and effective turn out to be unsafe and ineffective.
She Tweeted, “I wear a mask everywhere. I social distance. I am so careful to protect others. I don’t go out to eat, I exercise outside, eat healthy… take care of my mental health.. but I am in a school and it is futile. And I have a fever 102.1 and positive test. I am upset and angry.”
Yes, it’s the Spirit of the Age. Those who are not participating in it have a hard time understanding why logic fails so many. Otherwise intelligent people have gone braindead over Covid because cult membership requires intellectual submission.
Who bombed the Nord Stream pipelines? I don’t know for certain. In many ways, I believe nearly everyone is asking the wrong questions since whoever pulled the trigger is less important than who planned the operation and why. With that said, the latest comments by Secretary of State Antony Blinken make the U.S. appear pleased by the act of terrorism at the very list. Some would say it makes us look guilty.
According to Inforwars:
Speaking to reporters in Washington, Blinken boasted that the US is now “the leading supplier of [liquefied natural gas] to Europe.” In addition to shipping its own fuel to Europe, Blinken said that the US is working with European leaders to find ways to “decrease demand” and “speed up the transition to renewables.”
“It’s a tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy and thus to take away from [Russian President] Vladimir Putin the weaponization of energy as a means of advancing his imperial designs,” Blinken declared.
The US likely stands to gain the most from the destruction of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, which were damaged by a series of explosions off the Danish island of Bornholm earlier this week. Washington has for years been trying to convince European leaders to swap Russian gas for its LNG, and the severity of the damage to the undersea conduits now means that Europe is “indefinitely deprived” of Russian gas via this route, Russian energy operator Gazprom stated on Friday.
In a speech on Friday, President Vladimir Putin blamed the explosions on “the Anglo-Saxons,” a Russian colloquialism for the US-UK transatlantic alliance.
“It’s obvious to everyone who benefits from it,” Putin explained. “Those who benefit are the ones who have done it.”
As we inch closer to nuclear war, massive food shortages, an energy catastrophe, and half-a-dozen other existential threats that will have generational effects on western society and the world, the Secretary of State of the United States of America should not be making such comments. It does not behoove us to brag about how much a cataclysmic event benefit us, which is pretty much how Blinken came across.
.@SecBlinken celebrates Nordstream bombings: "A tremendous opportunity to once & for all remove the dependence on Russian energy & thus to take away from Putin the weaponization of energy … That's very significant & offers tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come" pic.twitter.com/ra64B00yqd
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 3, 2022
Nobody wants to think the U.S. government is capable of participating in such an event, but anyone who thinks it’s not possible is being naïve. I love this nation tremendously, but I’m not blind about what evil men in government are capable of doing.
Update 3: With 97.37% of vote sections accounted for, it’s clear that Lula will not get the votes needed to avoid a runoff. President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polls, most of which leading up to election day had Lula winning outright.
Update 2: With 94.47% of vote sections accounted for, Lula is closing in on the magic number. It stills seems like a runoff is likely, but the final votes being tallied are turning sharply for the challenger.
Update: With just over 82% of the expected vote it, Lula has surged ahead by nearly 2%. It’s still not likely enough to get him over 50% but anything can happen with over 20 million votes left to count.
With approximately 70% of the vote tallied, the race for the presidency in Brazil is headed for a runoff. Neither leftist challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva nor populist incumbent Jair Bolsonaro seem able to break the 50% threshold in the very tight race. As of this writing, less than 200,000 votes out of over 81 million separate the frontrunners. Nearly 9% of the vote has gone to other candidates.
As Just The News reports:
Populist leader Bolsonaro has been endorsed by former U.S. President Donald Trump and former Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu. Bolsonaro has been criticized for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and exit polls showed Silva ahead, The Associated Press reported. However, Bolsonaro has also created a devoted base of followers through his support of conservative values.
Strange things seem to happen frequently lately, so there’s a chance Lula or Bolsonaro can surge ahead. We will update this story if either candidate looks poised to break 50%. At this point, we’re calling it as a runoff.
There was breaking news from the NFL that nobody will tie to the Covid-19 vaccines because that’s just not allowed.
Arizona Cardinals All-World defensive end JJ Watt said his heart went into “A-Fib,” or atrial fibrillation, on Wednesday and had to be shocked back into rhythm. Here’s his Tweet:
I was just told somebody leaked some personal information about me and it’s going to be reported on today. I went into A-Fib on Wednesday, had my heart shocked back into rhythm on Thursday and I’m playing today. That’s it.
I was just told somebody leaked some personal information about me and it’s going to be reported on today.
I went into A-Fib on Wednesday, had my heart shocked back into rhythm on Thursday and I’m playing today.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 2, 2022
A study posted on the NIH website last year listed atrial fibrillation as an adverse reaction from the Covid-19 jabs.
According to the Mayo Clinic, atrial fibrillation “is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots in the heart.”
Covid-19 injections have caused millions of adverse reactions in the United States alone. Despite this, organizations like the NFL continue to push their players, coaches, and staff to get fully vaccinated and boosted, not because the vaccines have demonstrated efficacy but because that’s what the powers-that-be expect from them.
Numerous athletes have become ill and even died due to increased physical activity that is inherent with their lifestyle combined with the adverse reactions from the Covid jabs. It’s speculated that the spike proteins cause blood clots and microclots that damage organs of the body, including and especially the heart.
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