SKYE’S LINKS 09/07/23
Some Good News
A federal appeals court Friday revived a lawsuit by three doctors who say the Food and Drug Administration overstepped its authority in a campaign against treating COVID-19 with the anti-parasite drug ivermectin.
It turns out that having a job at the FDA does not automatically grant one a medical degree. The FDA is an administrative entity, not a medical entity, and cannot speak with the authority of a licensed physician.
The case is massive for health and has spillover implications with OSHA and the EPA.
Here is another win:
The ADF filed a lawsuit in October 2021 on behalf of Right to Life of Central California after Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law, SB 743, restricting certain free speech activities when a speaker is within 30 feet of another person and that other person is “in a public way or on a sidewalk area” and “within 100 feet of the entrance or exit of a vaccination site and is seeking to enter or exit a vaccination site.”
The ADF explained in the lawsuit that the law restricted the pro-life organization’s ability to offer services to women in need on the public sidewalk and street outside its building and its parking lot because it is located next to a Planned Parenthood abortion facility that administers the HPV vaccine. As part of the settlement, state officials agreed not to enforce aspects of the law against the Right to Life or any speaker, according to the ADF.
Townstone Financial is a smallish, Chicago-based home mortgage originator. It marketed itself primarily through a weekly one-hour show on AM 560 called The Townstone Financial Show. They discussed issues of interest to homebuyers and offered advice to listeners and callers, sometimes getting into topics like crime, policing, movies, etc.
In 2020, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued Townstone, claiming that the company violated a fair lending law by discriminating against African Americans.
However, the CFPB never alleged any case of Townstone discriminating on mortgage applications.
Instead, the CFPB said Townstone discriminated through its marketing in its radio show by “discouraging” applications from Blacks. The CFPB’s evidence was a handful of comments on the show made over four years, representing perhaps 10 minutes of air time out of about 10,000 minutes.
The 2nd Amendment is doing well, too:
Rare Breed Triggers (RBT), originally from Florida and currently headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, along with the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR), secured a “major victory” in their legal battle against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the case National Association for Gun Rights vs. Garland in federal court in the Northern District of Texas.
On Thursday, federal Judge Reed O’Connor issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against President Biden’s ATF’s attempt to classify Forced Reset Trigger as an illegal machine gun. RBT’s email about the judge’s ruling said:
“Federal Judge Reed O’Connor issues a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the DOJ/ATF related to their tyrannical overreach of the FRT-15 and other Forced Reset Triggers.”
Judge O’Connor stated, “[T]he court finds that the Plaintiffs have demonstrated a strong likelihood of success on the merits… It is substantially likely that the ATF’s regulation containing a broadened definition of ‘machinegun’ exceeds the scope of its authority under the GCA [Gun Control Act of 1968].”
This win for the 2nd Amendment is another step in the right direction:
The Fourth Turning Rolls On
Criminals have no reason to fear the law or be arrested when acting in large groups. The rewards continue to train the perps to commit political violence whenever the phone app says to engage. Free stuff is better than food pellets in a Skinner box.
Here is a brief sample of the ongoing Fourth Turning, which I believe will get a LOT worse before it resolves and eventually gets better. If you live in a city, especially one run by ‘Crats, you might want to reconsider that choice. Malls are now places to get mauled:
The media are not even safe.
TV news crews robbed while doing stories on increasing robberies:
Chicago is going from bad to worse:
‘Crat City; it doesn’t get any worse – yet – at least in the US:
Inflation is Theft
What do you spend money on month-to-month? It’s rent or your mortgage, food at home or out, utilities, and gas. Those are the basic categories. The Consumer Price Index includes far more than that; some items you do not purchase, and some go up far less than others. So, let’s look at government numbers on what you buy; the things and services you consume dominate part of your income. And let’s stretch that back three years.
Everything is going up and up and has been for three years. Looking at the items you spend money on, we find increases between 18-plus percent and 22-plus percent. Let’s say we average it all out at 20 percent.
Now, look at real disposable income left over after inflation-adjusted expenses. That result is a pathetic 3 percent increase compared with three years ago. The stimulus payments felt great then, but those are long gone, essentially a head fake. So your income demands are up 20 percent, whereas your leftover cash is barely up. That’s nearly a disaster for your standard of living.
In short, you have been robbed.
We are all being robbed of several thousand dollars every year by the Fed and the Federaalies, even if we live in a safe and sane small, rural, deep red town:
It is getting expensive out there. The real estate rent/buy calculus is changing.
To rent or to buy a home for investors and everyone else:
Political pressure on and within the Bureau plays more of a role than most people realize. In the case below, the truth that we all know is that good guys with guns stop violent crime, which is routinely papered over.
Why? It is simple: The USA was established with a distributed police system spread among states, counties, and townships. Federal forces are all about centralized control. The ultimate in distributed policing is the armed citizen. The war on distributed authority is undoubtedly why 90% of firearm deaths, which are actually suicides, are reported as violent crimes.
Under-reporting of armed citizens stopping active shooter incidents by a factor of 8 times:
The new study, published in the August issue of The Lancet’s Microbe journal, shows that people who are sick with COVID-19 but don’t show any symptoms have a limited ability to spread the virus to other people.
Participants in the British study, carried out by researchers at Imperial College London, were unvaccinated healthy adults aged 18-30 who were intentionally infected with COVID-19.
The subjects were monitored under controlled circumstances while self-reporting symptoms three times per day, and researchers collected nose and throat swabs from them daily, checking for the presence of the virus.
The researchers also tested the inside of masks worn by the participants, checked their hands, and examined the air and surfaces of rooms that the subjects were kept in for a minimum of 14 days.
Ultimately, the researchers found that less than 10 percent of the viral emissions from infected participants took place before the first symptoms emerged.
The new study—which takes the form of a rigorous, controlled “challenge study” rather than the earlier modeling studies that relied on subjective inputs and assumptions of researchers—contradicts earlier research that set the tone for much of the prevailing Narrative. That early research appears to have inflated the perceived threat of presymptomatic spread.
More official lies exposed; asymptomatic transmission of the Fauci/CCP virus is far smaller than previously claimed:
The link below goes to the recent document:
The Narrative makes money:
Beware the endless procession of Disease-X academics:
The COVID-19 response demonstrated how the sponsors of international public health institutions had found a way to monetize public health. This business model involves promoting abnormal responses to relatively normal viruses. The COVID-19 response demonstrated how the sponsors of international public health institutions had found a way to monetize public health. This business model involves promoting abnormal responses to relatively normal viruses. It employs behavioral psychology and media campaigns to instill inappropriate fear into the public, then ‘locking them down’ – prison terminology before 2020. The public may regain freedom (e.g., fly to visit a dying relative or work) if they agree to take a vaccine, benefiting the scheme’s original sponsors. The heavy public investment in COVID-19 mRNA vaccine development enabled pharmaceutical companies and their investors to reap unprecedented returns. Employs behavioral psychology and media campaigns to instill inappropriate fear into the public, then ‘locking them down’ – prison terminology before 2020. The public may regain freedom (e.g., fly to visit a dying relative or work) if they agree to take a vaccine, benefiting the scheme’s original sponsors. The heavy public investment in COVID-19 mRNA vaccine development enabled pharmaceutical companies and their investors to reap unprecedented returns.
The Narrative is Globalized:
Beware of the proposed WHO pandemic treaty; it is far worse than you are likely to imagine:
They want to restart the COVID hysteria so they can justify more lockdowns, more censorship, more illegal drop boxes, more mail-in ballots, and trillions of dollars in payoffs to their political allies heading into the 2024 election,” the former president said.
He said, “They rigged the 2020 election, and now they’re trying to do the same thing all over again by rigging the most important election in the history of our country, the 2024 election, even if it means trying to bring back COVID.”
President Trump has maintained that he believes he was robbed of victory in 2020 due in part to last-minute changes to election rules that removed some guardrails for mail-in ballots and, at least in theory, made it easier to cheat.
While the former president lost nearly all of his election-related lawsuits, many were dismissed not on merit but on technicalities like the doctrine of laches, which says that a legal challenge was brought too late and prejudiced the defendant.
They are coming to try to take your sanity away:
And they are deceiving you about the benefits of the Fauci/CCP virus vaccinations by withholding information on the limited effectiveness of these multi-gigabuck products:
‘Crat Georgia DA attacking Trump allies grossly violates their Constitutional due process rights:
Spoofer in Chief
Obama is now being asked to bail Biden out from another debacle, returning to his time in Obama’s administration. Various committees and private groups are seeking more than 5,000 emails from Biden in which he used an array of aliases during the Obama administration.
Under the Presidential Records Act, Obama has 30 days to bar the release of the emails and to help shield his former vice president in a growing corruption scandal over the influence-peddling operation run by Biden’s son, Hunter.
Recently, it was learned that Joe Biden went by various code names and false names, including Robin Ware. Robert L. Peters, JRB Ware, Celtic, and “The Big Guy.” House investigators believe that may only be a partial list. It is understandably unnerving for many Americans to learn that their president has more aliases than Anthony Weiner. However, while the number seems unusual, the practice is not unprecedented.
Top officials have used such aliases for emails, including former Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. During the Obama administration, the practice was defended by then-White House press secretary Jay Carney, who assured the public that any such emails would still be subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and congressional inquiries. He added, “We do not use and should not use private email accounts for work.”
The problem is that ” work ” was being discussed in some of these emails, including official foreign travel plans and the hiring of associates of Hunter for high-level positions. More importantly, some emails are relevant to the clients of Biden’s son. Biden has previously lied that he knew nothing of these dealings, but these emails could reveal even more about his knowledge and involvement.
Congress is investigating more than $20 million transferred to members of the Biden family from foreign sources through a labyrinth of shell companies and accounts. Even the Washington Post has been forced to admit that the president has lied about aspects of Hunter’s dealings. Devon Archer recently confirmed that Joe Biden’s long-standing denial of any knowledge of their business dealings is “categorically false.”
Xiden’s use of multiple email aliases on over 5,000 emails is causing him serious problems:
China is building its electrical generating capacity with conventional, reliable, coal-fired boilers driving high-pressure steam turbines as the central technology. Coal is transportable by truck or train, and more importantly, it is stored in substantial outdoor piles. Natural gas requires pipelines and control systems, while heavy and distilled oil requires refining capacity and gigantic tank farms.
The green agenda once favored Europe, where the entire continent was to be connected to Russian, Iranian, and Saudi natural gas after the North Sea fields were depleted. China does not seem interested in building a European-style infrastructure and is instead locating coal-fired power stations near the point of energy demand. It is almost as if President Xi is not interested in propping up the Euro at the expense of the rest of the planet. He might have his WEF badge revoked.
Green transition in China – not. China is building over 300 coal-burning power plants. China claims it will reach peak emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050. Really? They already put out more carbon dioxide than the USA, the EU, and India combined:
And maybe, just maybe, here is a hopeful sign of growing resolution in the direction of environmental sanity: