You know how much I respect your skills and talents. Today, I’m asking you to share them with me and your fellow readers.

Please send me your self-reliance tips (no politics, please!)

You all know by now that I am being harried off the internet for sharing conservative viewpoints from leading writers. While I will continue to do this, I am only going to respond to the effects of the damaging progressive policies being implemented in Washington D.C. To rail against the actual policies will exhaust and frustrate us all, as well as ensure that we are kicked off this hosting platform, lose the last of our advertisers and get blocked by the big email providers.

So, I am turning to you! You homemakers, gardeners, hobbyists, hunters, survivalists, car enthusiasts, parents, fisherfolk, experts, military experts, marksmen, inventors, bakers, heritage skill experts, — all of you with cool things to share.

I would like to ask you to send me your recipes, instructions, guides, photos, step-by-step instructions, and videos*. Please email them to me at [email protected] . Remember NO POLITICS. This is my desperate attempt to get us back to our self-reliant roots and swamp the site with preparedness and quality of life improvements. Please know that I am the only person involved at SRC and I can’t pay but I would truly love to share your passions. (Please send only your original material. Copyright and intellectual property lawyers trawl these sites to sue people who use other people’s work.)

*If you make a video, I suggest you post it direct to rather than on this site, as you can get paid when people view them. Let me know what you have posted and if I share it with my readers and viewers that means more eyeballs and more money earned for you!

Updated! The San Francisco Poop Map By OpenTheBooks In Real Time

In 2022 and 2023, case reports of human waste in the public way spiked to all-time highs. More than 270,000 cases reported since 2011!

San Francisco's human waste challenge 2011-2019: an interactive map with 118,352 cases.
San Francisco’s human waste challenge 2011-2018: an interactive map with 118,352 cases.


It’s the Bay Area brownout.

Last night, in the primetime FOX News “Red State v. Blue State Debate” with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom, our 2019 OpenTheBooks San Francisco poop map was featured.

DeSantis held up a picture of our map in response to questions regarding the homeless crisis in San Francisco. Many commentators say it was one of the top moments of the debate

As they say, “a picture tells a thousand words.”

We launched this map in 2019 by plotting nearly 120,000 case reports of human feces on city streets during the period 2011 through 2019. And yes, we did use brown pins. 

The entire city was covered. 

When originally published at Forbes, our map trended on national Twitter and was showcased on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal.

This morning, our auditors updated the numbers in real time. Sadly, we found an additional 125,506 case reports just since 2020. Our data source is the open records portal and 311 call information posted online by the city itself.

Click here to search the updated OpenTheBooks San Fran Poop Map. Just click a pin (ZIP Code) and scroll down to review the case report addresses in the chart beneath the map.

We found, unfortunately, reports of human waste in the public way have spiked to all-time new highs. Despite the national attention, the San Fran situation is degrading further. It’s getting worse, not better.

By any measure, this is a human health catastrophe.



  • In 2019, there were 30,996 calls to the city’s 311 non-emergency hotline which dwarfed the 20,668 calls in 2017 or the 5,547 calls during 2011.
  • In 2023, with only one month to go, the reports are trending to an all-time high of 35,520.
  • Previously, the all-time high was last year with a call report count of 34,609 – up more than six times the 2011 count.

Now, our new interactive map plots roughly 270,000 cases of human poop on the streets of San Francisco since 2011.

Biden’s Support from Independents Hits a Record Low, Democrat Support Wavers

President Joe Biden continues to trail former President Donald Trump by several percentage points with the latest national polls showing Trump ahead by four points and ahead in five of six battleground states. While Biden’s support has eroded within his own party, swing voters retracting their support is at the heart of the president’s plummeting polling numbers.  

A collection of polling across the past month shows Biden losing double-digits with young peopleminorities and Independents compared to 2020 as well as struggling with female voters in battleground states. 

Independents have been shifting away from Biden by double-digits compared to 2020, with a November CBS News/YouGov poll showing Trump winning Independents by ten percentage points, 54% to 44%. This is a startling reversal from 2020 when Biden won Independents by thirteen percentage points. Another YouGov survey found Independents say their financial situation would be better under Trump by thirty-three percentage points and worse under Biden by twenty percentage points. Economic issues and foreign policy issues are driving Independents away from Biden at a rapid pace. 

This comes at a time when more Americans are identifying as Independent than at any other time in modern history. Polling conducted by Gallup in September of this year shows 41% of Americans identify as Independent, compared to just 28% who identify as Republican and the same number who identify as Democrat. Gallup notes that typically Democrats and those who lean Democrat outnumber Republicans and leaners by a few percentage-points, but that advantage has evaporated. 

New Gallup polling paints a bleak picture for Biden, with his support from Independents plummeting eight points in the past month as conflict has escalated in the Middle East. Biden’s approval rating has hit an all-time low of just 27% among Independents, and his approval rating across a range of issues does not break above 35%. 

Independents are particularly critical of Biden’s response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with only 25% saying they approve of how Biden is handling the conflict. On economic issues, just 24% of Independents approve of Biden’s performance and on foreign affairs just 28% approve.   

While Biden’s overall approval rating among Democrats sits at 83%, his approval ratings on various metrics fall significantly below that.  

Middle East policy – which has created divisions on the left in recent weeks – is where Biden’s numbers suffer the most among Democrats. Biden’s approval rating on the Middle East conflict sits at just 60%, over twenty percentage points below his overall approval rating. 

Democrats also take issue with Biden on foreign affairs, giving him a 68% approval rating, a fifteen-point difference compared to his overall approval rating. However, Democrats give their highest marks to Biden on his handling of the war in Ukraine, with 78% of Democrats saying they approve of how Biden is handling that issue.   

Losing Independents – as several polls show Biden may very well do – could cost Biden the election. Independents represented a quarter of votes in 2020 and supported Biden by thirteen percentage points but are on track to abandon him by double-digits according to current polling. The Biden campaign’s latest plan to pivot away from addressing economic issues and instead attack Trump on social issues is not likely to win them back either. 

Manzanita Miller is an associate analyst at Americans for Limited Government Foundation. 

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Get ready for Family Parties – Know who your relatives are!

Your cousins!

Christmas is coming an you’re probably going to meet family members you don’t see often. Determining the precise familial relationships within one’s extended family can be hard. What is a “second cousin once removed”? This terminology can be confusing, as it may not immediately clarify the degree of blood relation or whether Bill could potentially be an uncle.

To alleviate this confusion, we have provided a family tree chart below, accompanied by explanations for each family label. Additionally, we offer a chart to help you categorize relatives like second cousin Bill accurately.

To infinity and beyond!

Henry Kissinger: War Criminal and Enemy of Mankind 

Former US secretary of state and national security advisory Henry Kissinger died on Wednesday. He was 100 years old. Kissinger is perhaps most notable for his work during Nixon Administration when he helped Nixon prolong the Vietnam War and expand it to Cambodia and Laos.

But his influence was certainly not limited to the Nixon years, he served in an official capacity in the Ford administration, and in more informal roles during the Reagan and Bush years as well. Throughout it all Kissinger was a ruthless servant of the American foreign policy establishment. As a Harvard-educated political scientist, Kissinger was employed to provide gravitas and legitimacy to a number of US wars and interventions, most of which ended in bloodbaths for the ordinary people of the countries Kissinger claimed to be improving. 

Kissinger likely had the most freedom to inflict damage under Nixon, and thus his greatest crimes were committed in the Vietnam milieu. Spencer Ackerman this week efficiently sums up much of Kissinger’s worst deeds:

The Yale University historian Greg Grandin, author of the biography Kissinger’s Shadow, estimates that Kissinger’s actions from 1969 through 1976, a period of eight brief years when Kissinger made Richard Nixon’s and then Gerald Ford’s foreign policy as national security adviser and secretary of state, meant the end of between three and four million people. …

No infamy will find Kissinger on a day like today. Instead, in a demonstration of why he was able to kill so many people and get away with it, the day of his passage will be a solemn one in Congress and — shamefully, since Kissinger had reporters like CBS’ Marvin Kalb and The New York Times‘ Hendrick Smith wiretapped — newsrooms. Kissinger … was a practitioner of American greatness, and so the press lionized him as the cold-blooded genius who restored America’s prestige from the agony of Vietnam. 

Not once in the half-century that followed Kissinger’s departure from power did the millions the United States killed matter for his reputation, except to confirm a ruthlessness that pundits occasionally find thrilling. America, like every empire, champions its state murderers….

Kissinger played a key role in a variety of coups, killings, and bombings across the globe, and he often enthusiastically endorsed regime acts that he knew would target innocent civilians. Kissinger’s criminal mind was frequently employed to push the Gulf War and later the so-called Global War on Terror. Kissinger’s gimmick was to present himself as the “voice of reason” by positioning himself as a “realist”—even though he wasn’t actually a realist—and as a dispassionate critic of other foreign policy advisors. 

Yet, Kissinger never came down on the side of actual foreign policy restraint, and he was reliably hawkish whenever the question of a new war came up. He had about as much respect for the sovereignty of foreign states as Vlad Putin on his most militant days. As Rothbard showed, however, Kissinger was able to morph between the roles of hawk and ultra-hawk as political realities dictated. 

For example, during the Reagan years, Kissinger played the role of moderate within the administration. As Rothbard describes it

One problem is that the Republican “pragmatists” are not very dovish. Not only are the grand old Republican isolationists of the pre-1955 era dead as a dodo, but there are not even any dovish Establishment realists of the Cyrus Vance or George Ball variety, let alone such Grand Old Men as George Kennan. The battle is between the hawks and the ultra-hawks. On the merely hawk side are the Vietnam war criminal Henry Kissinger and his many followers, war-mongers who, however, want to stop short at the brink of a nuclear holocaust. This evil “pragmatism” is scorned by the ultras, the Kirkpatricks, the Van Cleaves, the Aliens, the Pipeses, all they who want to burn out the universe to the furthest star.

By the time of the leadup to the Gulf War in 1990, however, Kissinger had left this “moderation” behind, at least as far as Iraq was concerned. Rothbard wonders if Kissinger’s “ultra-hawkish views” were perhaps related to Kissinger’s lucrative work as a “consultant” in which his client list included the government (i.e., dictatorship) of Kuwait.  Regardless of his motivations, Kissinger continued to serve an important role in pushing federal war propaganda well into his final decades.

He served this role both as an advisor behind closed doors and as a public intellectual appearing in newspapers and on television. Americans of decades past were no less inclined to blindly accept the pronouncement of government “experts” as they are now. Indeed, Americans of the mid-twentieth century were perhaps moreinclined to do as they were told. After all, where were they to find a dissenting opinion except in subscription-only physical newsletters mailed out by the small minority of those who dissented from the dominant narratives? 

As late as the 1990s, Kissinger was still frequently trotted up as the “voice of reason” on foreign policy. Or, as Rothbard put it: 

Kissinger is so Beloved, in fact, that whenever he appears on Nightline or Crossfire he appears alone, since it seems to be lese majest (or even blasphemy) for anyone to contradict the Great One’s banal and ponderous Teutonic pronouncements. Only a handful of grumblers and malcontents on the extreme right and extreme left disturb this cozy consensus.

Kissinger’s views were often predicated—at least publicly—on disproven theories like the “domino theory.” He helped develop the still-used idea that the US must go to war everywhere on earth that some ally is threatened—or else. As Kissinger put it: “We must understand that peace is indivisible. The United States cannot pursue a policy of selective reliability. We cannot abandon friends in one part of the world without jeopardizing the security of friends everywhere. 

Kissinger was demonstrably wrong on this in Vietnam, or course. The US loss in that country did not lead to the spread of a grand communist coalition beyond that country. In fact, Vietnam and China were at war with each other only a few years after the Hanoi regime expelled the Americans from the country. Today, Vietnam’s communist regime has been at peace with the United States for decades. Moreover, as mentioned by Ackerman, Kissinger directly contradicted his own stated “principles” on this matter by being an architect of “the inauguration of an American tradition of using and then abandoning the Kurds.” For Kissinger, “friends” only mattered when they could help draw Washington into yet another war. 

The theory is still employed today and pushed in the form of new crackpot arguments about how the best way to prevent a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is for NATO to “win”—whatever that means—in Ukraine. There is zero reason to assume that Beijing’s views of Taiwan have much of anything to do with Ukraine, but thanks in part to Kissinger, people buy the idea that the US must intervene everywhere for “the security of friends.” 

For nearly seventy years, Kissinger was able to push his faux “realism” which just happened to align repeatedly with the goals of the militant moralists who have perennially sought to invade and carpet bomb foreign people for the sake of saving them from themselves.  Because Kissinger served the regime so well, we must now endure countless paeans in the media and from the respectable classes of Washington. Get ready to see George W. Bush, Michelle Obama, Mitch McConnell, and Hillary Clinton all mourn together at his funeral as they hail one of the history’s great war criminals. 


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Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is executive editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in public policy, finance, and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities and Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

How Virtue Signaling by World’s Largest Asset Manager will Decimate your Retirement

Researchers working inside a unit of BlackRock Inc. estimate that a reform of “public financial institutions” could free up as much as $4 trillion in additional investment to help emerging markets tackle the fallout of climate change.

In a paper published on Tuesday, the BlackRock Investment Institute laid out how it thinks a reform of multilateral development banks (MDBs) such as the World Bank might allow them to make better use of the capital at their disposal. Doing so would play a key role in filling the so-called climate financing gap that emerging markets currently face, BlackRock said.

Nations experiencing the fastest increase in emissions are also those facing the biggest hurdles when it comes to accessing private capital. With that in mind, a key goal of the COP28 talks will be to come up with so-called blended finance models, whereby private investors get incentives to join public institutions in committing capital to climate projects, without the terms becoming too onerous for debtor nations. Bloomberg

But as this guys says:

Blackrock wants $4 trillion from your retirement accounts to build rusting windmills in third world jungles.

Because tens of trillions in taxpayer dollars just aren’t doing it for the weather fairies.

The money would come from a “blended finance” model where subsidies push companies to dump money into “renewables” in poor countries. Given their record, that would mean your 401k money isn’t actually trying to turn a profit, it’s taking one for the climate team.

They don’t care where it gets spent – just so long as it goes through their sticky fingers and they can use the “It’s for the Common Good” excuse so beloved of the elites.

The “Circular Economy” – How the Rich will get richer by taking our stuff and telling us we’re better off for it.

“Why do you want to own a cell phone, if you can just lease it? Why shouldn’t you lease your refrigerator, or your washing machine, or your dishwasher? Why do you want to own it?”

WEF ‘Young Global Leader’, Ida Auken, delivers a sales pitch for a future without ownership, whereby products, tools and appliances are rented and shared—in what’s known as a “circular economy”—instead of being owned outright.

We have to stop these people. We know that this sanctimonious claptrap is a ploy to make us behave as they see fit. We will only be allowed to participate if we’re up-to-date with the required injections, our social credit score is high enough, and we haven’t exceeded our weekly carbon allowance. Otherwise, the CBDC (digital currency) you’re using to rent everything won’t allow the transaction to go through.

Make sure you’re safe this winter, check your vaccines…😉

With the celebrity world lining up to push the combo flu and covid vaccine you might wonder whether you should get one, too. We’re not offering advice here, but here are a few things to consider before you have a booster or two.

Bad batches?

Researcher and computer analyst Craig Paardekooper found vaccine adverse event reports vary widely by batch number. And he created a batch lookup site for 2021-22.

**[“Batch-code” = “Lot Number” = the number they write on your vaccination card.]

Check out your batch code (lot number): (source here or here)


Ignored the trials

It’s Climate “Junk Science” Round-up Day

Here are some items I have been collecting for you – well, particularly one reader who lets me know how much he enjoys these contrarian views of the climate “debate” – in no particular order of importance.

This one is very relevant. The climate-obsessed marxists always silence by ridicule

Great website resources:

Elon’s Trolls Porsche in Drag Race (0-60 in 2.6 secs!)

Tesla’s highly-anticipated Cybertruck launch event began this week. The Cybertruck has up to 470 miles (756 km) of range, and starts at $61,000 for the base version. Tesla confirmed that the Cybertruck’s bed is 6′ by 4′ and the truck has a 6,859-pound curb weight. The electric truck also out pulls a Ford F-350 in a test that they shared during the launch event:

“Once in a long while, a product comes along that is rare,” Musk, speaking half in shadow from the trunk of a Cybertruck, said. “Once every five to 10 years, something really special, a really unusual product comes along. We all remember those special moments. But these things are rare.”

Experts, Musk said, had called the product “impossible.” 

“It’s the most unique thing on the road,” he said. “Finally, the future will look like the future.”

Taking it for a spin

Bill Gates on his 2nd Fortune: “Best investment I have ever made…”

This should also be called “How Gates rebranded himself, made a mint, and implemented his deadly global agenda”. This is the best ever video explaining the evil driving Bill Gates the tech leader. Watch how he and his creepy Gates Foundation pushed his deadly vaccines and made him a second fortune. The video does not hold back – and there are some interesting facts about governments, political leaders and some truly evil practices.

Praising China

The Nanny State is the Surveillance State and it hates you – And now, so will your car.

Summary: Deadly crash in North Las Vegas highlights need for intelligent speed assistance technology and countermeasures including interlock program for repeat speeding offenders says The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Their news release is below.

Let’s think about this. Once this technology has been installed “for the common good” (the accepted bureaucratic way of stiffing us as individuals) where will they stop? Will our gas consumption translate to social credits and the car will come to a stop? Will be be unable to speed away from a problem on the road?

WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2023) – The National Transportation Safety Board investigation into a multivehicle collision in North Las Vegas, Nevada, last year that resulted in nine fatalities has led the board to recommend a requirement for intelligent speed assistance technology in all new cars. The board issued the recommendations Tuesday at a public board meeting after determining the crash was caused by excessive speed, drug-impaired driving and Nevada’s failure to deter the driver’s speeding recidivism due to systemic deficiencies, despite numerous speeding citations.

Intelligent speed assistance technology, or ISA, uses a car’s GPS location compared with a database of posted speed limits and its onboard cameras to help ensure safe and legal speeds. Passive ISA systems warn a driver when the vehicle exceeds the speed limit through visual, sound, or haptic alerts, and the driver is responsible for slowing the car. Active systems include mechanisms that make it more difficult, but not impossible, to increase the speed of a vehicle above the posted speed limit and those that electronically limit the speed of the vehicle to fully prevent drivers from exceeding the speed limit. 

“This crash is the latest in a long line of tragedies we’ve investigated where speeding and impairment led to catastrophe, but it doesn’t have to be this way,” said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy. “We know the key to saving lives is redundancy, which can protect all of us from human error that occurs on our roads. What we lack is the collective will to act on NTSB safety recommendations.” 

The public docket for the investigation includes about 500 pages of factual information such as reports, interview transcripts and other investigative materials.

Eliminating speeding through the implementation of a comprehensive strategy is a priority for the NTSB. In 2021, speeding-related crashes resulted in 12,330 fatalities—about one-third of all traffic fatalities in the United States. In addition to ISA, the NTSB has previously called on regulators to revise regulations around speed limit guidance and increase the use of speed safety cameras. NTSB has also highlighted​ the need to improve data, laws, and enforcement to address drug-impaired driving.

On Jan. 29, 2022, a 2018 Dodge Challenger entered an intersection near North Las Vegas, Nevada, against a red traffic signal with a vehicle recorded speed of 103 mph, causing a multivehicle collision with five other vehicles. Seven occupants of a minivan and the Challenger’s driver and passenger died as a result of the crash. The driver of the Challenger was determined to have been impaired by cocaine and PCP and had a history of multiple speeding offenses. 

As a result of the investigation, the NTSB is issuing eight new and one reiterated recommendation to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one new recommendation to states and one new recommendation to manufacturers: 


  • Require ISA systems that, at a minimum, warn a driver a vehicle is speeding.
  • Educate the public about the benefits of ISA.
  • Update the guidelines for state highway safety programs to include identification and tracking of repeat speeding offenders.
  • Develop countermeasures to reduce repeat speeding offenses.
  • Conduct research and develop guidelines to assist states in implementing ISA interlock programs for repeat speeding offenders. 
  • Incentivize the adoption of ISA through, for example, the New Car Assessment Program. This recommendation is reiterated from a 2017 recommendation.

To 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia:

  • ​Implement programs to identify repeat speeding offenders and measurably reduce speeding recidivism. 

​To 17 car manufacturers:

  • ​​Install ISA in all new passenger vehicles that, at a minimum, warns drivers when a vehicle is speeding. 

To the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety:

  • ​Evaluate the safety outcomes of marketing by auto manufacturers that emphasizes risky behavior, including speeding. The evaluation should compare vehicles based on engine size, power and performance and international approaches to marketing. Make the report publicly available.

The executive summary, probable cause, findings, and safety recommendations of the investigation are available on the investigation web pag​e. The final report will be published on the NTSB’s website in several weeks.

Excellent! Tucker talks with MTG: THIS is how the Swamp operates.

Tucker’s X interviews are all good, but this one is surprisingly candid and interesting. Majorie Taylor Green is usually being slammed by the warmongering uni-party, here she explains how that came about, how she arrived in politics, and how she keeps going by staying pissed off at the corruption in Washington, D.C.. If you, like me, had suspected that she’s not a serious person – we’re wrong.

Leftist Outburst Sign of Worse to Come

An Oakland City Council hearing revealed where left-wing views of justice lead, when the council debated a resolution Monday night to call for a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Deep blue, out-of-touch cities in the San Francisco Bay Area often like to play United Nations, so that’s hardly news. What created a firestorm on social media is what happened after a line calling Hamas a “terrorist” organization was offered to the resolution.

All hell broke loose. For hours, speaker after speaker condemned the label. (The resolution passed, but without the amendments, which were defeated.)

Watch the video for yourself. It speaks volumes about unfiltered left-wing politics.

“The notion that this was a massacre of Jews is a fabricated narrative. Many of those killed on Oct. 7, including children, were killed by the IDF,” said one woman, referring to the Israel Defense Forces.

Another speaker said that condemning Hamas is the product of “old white supremacists.”

Gen Z leftists showed up in force.

A young woman wearing a face mask said that “calling Hamas a terrorist organization is ridiculous, racist, and plays into genocidal propaganda that is flooding our media, and we should be doing everything possible to combat.”

Another young woman, also wearing a mask, said: “I support the right of Palestinians to resist occupation, including through Hamas, the armed wing of the unified Palestinian resistance.”

In a smaller sense, the video certainly brought shame to the city of Oakland. I say that as a native of Oakland.

While the Oakland City Council devotes time to worthless virtue-signaling and giving an extended sounding board to pro-Hamas leftists, the city faces acute problems.

Crime and homelessness are out of control.

An August report from KTVU-TV found that “violent crime is up 12% since last year at this time, and robberies increased 30% year-over-year.”

KTVU, Oakland’s Fox network affiliate, also reported in August that there had been 11,000 reported burglaries to that point this year, a 44% increase from the same time the previous year. Given the general lack of enforcement and punishment for criminals, I’m guessing that the total number of unreported burglaries pushes the number up much higher.

Violent crime had already spiked considerably since 2020’s summer of riots. In Oakland, the trend continues.

While the NFL’s Oakland Raiders left town a few years ago, pirates have now showed up on Oakland’s shorelines. Yes, pirates.

Homeless encampments around the Bay have doubled as miniature pirate coves. Boats and properties in Oakland harbors are frequently raided.

Security in Oakland comes only for those who can afford it. Wealthier neighborhoods are now hiring private security to deal with robberies and break-ins. It’s a true progressive paradise.

But for those who pay attention to its troubles at all, Oakland has become a laughingstock.

That conclusion brings me no joy.

It’s a basic conservative impulse to love where you come from. Unfortunately, while there are still a handful of things I love about Oakland and the Bay Area, what it has become makes me sad and sick.

I loved my Oakland A’s baseball team, which will also soon be gone. I love my family and friends. I love the pleasant weather and natural beauty. I love the Oakland Zoo. But the ethos of the city and the people who run it are contemptible to me. 

Oakland is an example of how even the most pristine pieces of real estate can be ruined by ideology and an inversion of justice.

What’s happening there isn’t an isolated incident, though. It’s an indication of what’s to come, given the current ideological trajectory of our institutions.

While many liberals and Democrats have come out against the pro-Hamas speakers at the Oakland City Council meeting, I only ask: “What did you expect?”

The message of the fanatics at the meeting flows perfectly with left-wing notions of social justice.

Individual acts of evil are irrelevant for the “oppressed” fighting “oppressors.” If we are to take their rhetoric about “colonization” and land acknowledgments seriously, it’s hard to see this ethos not leading to violence or at minimum excuses for violence.

Hamas has gladly picked up on this rising ethos, too.

Former Hamas terrorist chief Khaled Mashal said on Saudi television recently that wiping out Israel is entirely justified.

“We are the victims of the occupation. Full stop,” he said, according to The Telegraph of London. “Therefore, nobody should blame us for the things we do. On October 7, October 10, October million. Everything we do is justified.”

Hence, you can see how natural the alliance among Hamas, Islamists, and the far left really is.

Is it any wonder young people are suddenly “discovering” Osama bin Laden’s 2002 message to America on TikTok and finding they agree with it?

I’m sure that more than a few Democrats, especially Jewish Democrats, are horrified by this emerging reality. They should be. But their condemnation of the young, woke pro-Hamas fanatics will fall on deaf ears.

The Left created this monster, and now it’s eating them up. Young leftists took their rhetoric about “systemic racism” and the evils of Western civilization seriously and now they look to destroy it, literally.

Old guard Democrats won’t be able to stave off this rebellion for long. 

What’s happened in Oakland won’t stay in Oakland.

Jarrett Stepman is a columnist for The Daily Signal. He is also the author of the book “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past.”  Reproduced with permission. Original here.

Ever liked a Trump Tweet or Facebook post? Beware.

If you did, then they’re after you.

Special Counsel Jack Smith seems to think you could be a domestic terrorist, or at least a co-conspirator.

And he’s after you

This is just the best example of current American jurisprudence at its finest.

That pesky old Constitution won’t be in their way anymore.  They just demand things they have no legal right to access, and the leftist courts will give them the OK.

It’s so sad.

This once-great nation, built by giants on the foundation of the finest governing document in history, is being destroyed, piece by piece, by power-hungry leftists and their allies in the courts.

It doesn’t matter whether you obey every law. The government’s definition of a “bad” guy is extraordinarily broad, and it results in the warrantless surveillance of innocent, law-abiding Americans on a staggering scale.

In addition, the White House, relying on a set of privacy loopholes, has been sidestepping the Fourth Amendment by paying AT&T to allow federal, state, and local law enforcement to access—without a warrant—the phone records of Americans who are not suspected of a crime.

This goes way beyond the NSA’s metadata collection program.

Operated during the Obama, Trump and now the Biden presidencies, this secret dragnet surveillance program (formerly known as Hemisphere and now dubbed Data Analytical Services) uses its association with the White House to sidestep a vast array of privacy and transparency laws.

According to Senator Ron Wyden, Hemisphere has been operating without any oversight for more than a decade under the guise of cracking down on drug traffickers.

Rand Paul: Saving our nation, one life at a time

Rand Paul is a bit of a hero of mine.  He is unwavering in his defense of freedom and the United States Constitution.

And he’s such a burr under the saddle of Phony Fauci that you can’t help but cheer for him.

Sometimes, we forget that he’s a real doctor (unlike some First Ladies I could mention) and he used to save lives — and eyesight — for a living.

Well, he’s still saving lives…

Good for Dr. Paul.  Senator Ernst is one we don’t want to lose.

Also Rand Paul

So what exactly did the Xi-Biden summit achieve?

President Joe Biden’s recent second meeting with Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping failed before it even began.

Long before Biden patted the communist dictator on the back Nov. 15 and ushered him into suburban San Francisco’s Filoli estate, his administration’s commitment to “zombie engagement” with China ensured a victory for Xi and the CCP.

Biden’s opening remarks stuck to the same script his Cabinet officials have used for months on their visits to China. He told Xi he wants to avoid “miscommunication” and “manage [competition] responsibly” so that it does not “veer into conflict.”

However, tensions between the United States and China aren’t the result of inadequate communication or poor management by the Trump administration. They are the product of deliberate, malign behavior by Xi and the CCP.  

Washington has a bad habit of treating the CCP like a passive entity with no agency of its own: If the party is acting recklessly, the thinking goes, it must be a failure of U.S. diplomacy. Similarly, the Biden administration views wooing the CCP diplomatically as “responsible,” while confronting national security threats from China is deemed “irresponsible,” as it risks angering Beijing.

This approach is a recipe for disaster.

In just the past few months, well after Biden began sending Cabinet officials to bow in Beijing, the CCP continued to step up its aggressiontoward Taiwan, deliberately caused near-collisions with U.S. military craft, caused an actual collision with a Philippine navy ship conducting a resupply mission, and used sonar to injure Australian sailors trying to fix a propellor in international waters.

These aren’t accidents or miscommunications, but deliberate acts of aggression to advance CCP goals and pressure a risk-averse administration.

After the CCP sent a spy balloon over the continental United States earlier this year, the administration “held back human rights-related sanctions, export controls and other sensitive actions to try to limit damage to the U.S.-China relationship.”

Months later, the administration bafflingly sent officials on a diplomatic visit to Beijing on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

It’s now clear that months of concessions to Beijing and the humiliation of America’s top national security officials supplicating to Xi have been a net negative for American national security.

The administration argues that it also took important national security actions toward China earlier in Biden’s term, including an executive order to monitor and restrict investments in China, and the expansion of export restrictions on semiconductors. But this was hardly a profile in courage, as the administration significantly delayed the former and refused to do the latter until the measures were discussed with Beijing.

Even more concerningly, the Biden administration has restarted several recurring dialogues with the CCP without registering any tangible wins or concessions.

The CCP uses these bureaucratic boondoggles to delay and deter the U.S. from taking national security actions, such as sanctions. The CCP is also fond of terminating these dialogues as a means to punish U.S. officials, and did so in August 2022, when it cut off virtually all diplomatic cooperation to protest a visit to Taiwan by then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

The Biden administration seems intent on handing the lash back to the CCP—practically asking for more punishment. 

It gets worse.

The Biden administration lifted human rights sanctions on an organization accused of involvement in the CCP’s genocide against Uyghurs in return for a CCP pledge to resume bilateral cooperation on fentanyl. (For context, more than 70,000 Americans are dying of fentanyl overdoses per year, and the vast majority of the ingredients to make fentanyl are coming from China.)

While the media are describing this quid pro quo as a “fentanyl deal,” a “deal” implies concessions from both sides. But whereas the U.S. has actually lifted sanctions on the Chinese Institute of Forensic Science, the CCP has offered little more than hollow pledges on fentanyl, issuing a “warning” to drug manufacturers.

Recall that Beijing made similar pledges to the Trump administration to crack down on fentanyl exports, after which the U.S. fentanyl epidemic only worsened.

The White House has also played up “the resumption of high-level military-to-military communication” as a summit victory. Like fentanyl enforcement, this would be helpful—if the CCP actually follows through.  But for decades, Beijing has refused to use these channels to actually deescalate tensions.

The “resumption” of nonfunctioning communication isn’t a victory. Xi needs to prove his commanders will actually answer the phone and be empowered to resolve crises.

As a result, any such agreement with Xi must be presumed worthless until proven otherwise.

He has consistently lied to the U.S. and world about his military and economic ambitions. Biden should know this, as he was in the White House in 2015 when Xi falsely promised in the Rose Garden not to militarize the South China Sea and to stop China’s cyberespionage activities.

Almost a decade later, it strains credulity to take Xi at his word and to advertise handshake deals with the Chinese leader as “progress.”

Biden might have hoped the meeting would be good reelection politics, but it turned out to be a giveaway to Xi. Biden left suburban San Francisco with Xi’s promises. In return, Xi got a year of reduced pressure, new nonmilitary dialogues, sanctions lifted, advance warning of U.S. actions, and reduced U.S. Navy presence around Taiwan—not to mention the $40,000-per-plate private-sector dinner Xi used to propagandize to the willing ears of the pro-China lobby.

Facing economic challenges at home and a U.S. Congress increasingly focused on checking his malign ambitions, Xi might finally be on the back foot. This wasn’t the time to throw him a lifeline for free, but to keep up the pressure until the CCP meaningfully changes its behavior.

On that count, the summit failed resoundingly. Until the Biden administration recognizes this reality, it will be up to Congress and the states to confront the CCP.

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Bryan Burack is a senior policy adviser for China and the Indo-Pacific at The Heritage Foundation.

Speaker does something we like – Idiots did what idiots do

The 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree came from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, the state being honored at this year’s Christmas tree lighting.

Look who showed up. We have created a monster.

Where are all the EV chargers Biden promised?

Congress at the urging of the Biden administration agreed in 2021 to spend $7.5 billion to build tens of thousands of electric vehicle chargers across the country, aiming to appease anxious drivers while tackling climate change.

President Biden has united automakers and autoworkers to drive American leadership forward on clean cars, and he set an ambitious target of 50% of electric vehicle (EV) sale shares in the U.S. by 2030. Now, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will supercharge America’s efforts to lead the electric future, Building a Better America where we can strengthen domestic supply chains, outcompete the world, and make electric cars cheaper for working families…Today, the Biden-Harris-Administration is releasing an EV Charging Action Plan to outline steps federal agencies are taking to support developing and deploying chargers in American communities across the country. The White House

Two years later, the program has yet to install a single charger.

States and the charger industry blame the delays mostly on the labyrinth of new contracting and performance requirements they have to navigate to receive federal funds. While federal officials have authorized more than $2 billion of the funds to be sent to states, fewer than half of states have even started to take bids from contractors to build the chargers — let alone begin construction.

Not a single charger funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law has come online and odds are they will not be able to start powering Americans’ vehicles until at least 2024.


“Mr. Speaker – Do not extend this Bill”!

More than 50 lawmakers are urging congressional leaders to avoid linking a soon-to-expire surveillance program to a massive defense policy bill.

Reps. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), two skeptics of government surveillance, spearheaded this letter, which comes weeks before the year-end deadline of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Section 702 is a law that allows intelligence agencies to collect communications of targeted foreigners. It also may lead to targeted surveillance of Americans’ private communications, which privacy advocates consider a run around the Fourth Amendment’s requirement for a warrant to search Americans’ communications. The law will expire at the end of 2023.

“If Section 702 is to be reauthorized for even a single day, it must be through standalone legislation subject to robust, open debate and amendment,” the lawmakers wrote in their letter. Breitbart.

Matt Gaetz posted that he had had an assurance from the Speaker on this issue.

We urgently need congressional leaders to tell the public they will stand up for the privacy of their constituents and oppose any Section 702 reauthorization in the National Defense Authorization Act. It’s time to fix FISA NOW!

Want to Save Medicare? Call Your Members of Congress. Now.

If the 65 million (and counting) Americans who rely on Medicare want to see this 58-year-old federally-backed insurance program continue to meet their needs, they had better contact their Member of Congress and Senators and urge them to quickly fix the outdated and unfair physician reimbursement system.

Not only does the current system, administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), greatly underpay participating physicians, but it is exacerbating workforce shortages throughout the nation’s entire healthcare system. This in turn makes it difficult for independent physicians to maintain their practices. 

If national policymakers fail to address this fundamental problem, the shrinking number of doctors will serve only to fuel radical arguments for a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system favored by far-Left Democrats. This will mean the end of the Medicare system as we have known it and as it has worked well for nearly six decades.

The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) is on a dangerously unsustainable path. For years, Medicare has failed to include annual inflationary updates for physicians. Other provider types, including inpatient and outpatient hospitals, skilled nursing centers, and hospices, all receive annual upgrades based on inflation. Physicians, however, have been forced to endure a congressionally ordered statutory freeze on payment increases until at least 2026. Even then, updates are set to resume at a minuscule 0.25 percent per year, well below the rate of runaway inflation we’ve seen under Bidenomics.  

According to Medicare Trustees data, Medicare physician payments have only increased 9 percent over the past 22 years, roughly 0.4 percent per year. In that same time, the actual costs of running a medical practice increased by 47 percent, or 1.8 percent per year. Making things far worse, economy-wide inflation has risen by 73 percent, recently reaching historic levels not seen since the 1980s. 

To put it mildly, Medicare payments to physicians do not go nearly as far as they once did. In fact, when taking inflation into account, Medicare physician payments actually declined by 26 percent from 2001 to 2023. 

Considered together with the economic impact that the pandemic has had on our healthcare system, these reductions in payments are making it increasingly difficult for physicians to address ongoing workforce challenges. The impact this deeply flawed payment system has had on physicians nationwide – particularly in our many rural and other medically underserved communities – cannot be overstated.

As more private physician practices struggle with these burdens, more and more physicians are choosing to leave the profession entirely. Between 2021 and 2022 alone, over 71,000 physicians left Medicare – exacerbating the ongoing national healthcare workforce shortage.  

Additionally, Medicare’s failure to keep up with inflation is fueling higher rates of healthcare consolidation, which threatens to increase overall costs and decrease access options for patients. That is especially true in rural communities that already struggle to access comprehensive health services. If something is not done to fix the MPFS, we likely will see more rural physician practices close at a time when we should be working to protect and expand access to healthcare in America’s rural communities.    

To keep Medicare sustainable and responsive to beneficiaries’ needs, doctors must be reimbursed for the true costs of providing care in this economic climate, and not have their payments restricted by some complicated academic formula determined by Washington bureaucrats or siphoned off to pay for the consequences of consolidation and less competition in the marketplace.  

Fortunately, a coalition of physician representatives in the U. S. House has introduced bipartisan legislation – the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (HR 2474) – that would take an important step forward to fix this broken system. The legislation would provide physicians with similar inflation-based payment updates just like the ones other Medicare providers already receive. This reasonable and much-needed solution would help put the MPFS on a more sustainable, realistic path in order to protect patient access and keep America’s physician practices strong and responsive to their communities’ needs.

Fixing the Medicare payment system now, before it further threatens the viability of physician practices and patient access to care, definitely is the smarter option to prevent more radical upheavals or the broad failure of our entire healthcare system. That is why Congress must pass HR 2474 to stabilize one of the primary pillars of our nation’s healthcare system.

Bob Barr represented Georgia’s Seventh District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003. He served as the United States Attorney in Atlanta from 1986 to 1990 and was an official with the CIA in the 1970s. He now practices law in Atlanta, Georgia and serves as head of Liberty Guard.

BBC: Climate boondoggle in Dubai is just a cover for these backstage deals

The United Arab Emirates planned to use its role as the host of UN climate talks as an opportunity to strike oil and gas deals, the BBC has learned. Leaked briefing documents reveal plans to discuss fossil fuel deals with 15 nations.

The UAE allegedly planned to use COP28 to sign fossil fuel deals by discussing oil and gas agreements with 15 countries during the conference. Faking its climate chops to push expansion of fossil fuels.

The UN body responsible for the COP28 summit told the BBC hosts were expected to act without bias or self-interest. The UAE team however, did not deny using COP28 meetings for business talks, and said “private meetings are private”. BBC

Just more hypocrisy from the virtue-signaling globalists hellbent on starving, freezing and imprisoning us. In the post below you probably get the gist of what a wanker might be – and its nowhere more deserved than from the people who made their money from oil trying to secretly convince us they’re against it.

“Mr. Trump, we’ve got your back” – “He’s about the money not politics”. Huge vote switch threatens Democrats 2024

Black voters are more disconnected from the Democratic Party than they have been in decades, frustrated with what many see as inaction on their political priorities and unhappy with President Biden, a candidate they helped lift to the White House just three years ago.

AF Branco – Black Votes Matter

New polls by The New York Times and Siena College found that 22 percent of Black voters in six of the most important battleground states said they would support former President Donald J. Trump in next year’s election, and 71 percent would back Biden.

“Supporting him on the sneak” “Trump showed us love”

You’ll need HOW much more this year to just afford basics?

The typical American household must spend an additional $11,434 annually just to maintain the same standard of living they enjoyed in January of 2021, right before inflation soared to 40-year highs, according to a recent analysis of government data.

Such figures underscore the financial squeeze many families continue to face even as the the rate of U.S. inflation recedes and the economy by many measures remains strong, with the jobless rate at a two-decade low.

At the State Inflation Tracker you can see how your state is doing. Here in Virginia we’re running at a staggering 19.1%.

Check out your state at the US Congress Joint Economic Committee Inflation Tracker here.

Even so, many Americans say they aren’t feeling those gains, and this fall more people reported struggling financially than they did prior to the pandemic, according to CBS News polling. Inflation is the main reason Americans express pessimism about economy despite its bright points, which also include stronger wage gains in recent years. CBS

Woke Muckraking Troll Gets Rekt When Truth Emerges!

This is a delicious story about just desserts. The Kansas City Chiefs* honor Native American traditions and have so far avoided the name change handed to the Washington Commanders. Their signature move from the stands is a tomahawk “chop” and their fans embrace the whole native culture. Few people more than this lad, Holden Armenta. In a tribal headdress he has painted his face half red and half black in the team’s colors.

Cue the online spoilsport and self-appointed culture police, Deadspin aka African American sports “journalist” Carron J. Phillips, searching for racism underneath every rock. Whining as only people of self-appointed privilege can, he calls for the NFL to censor this child for racism.

*Incidentally, it seems the team is named for a local dignitary, Harold Roe Bartle who was the mayor of Kansas City. He was nicknamed The Chief.

The fans unite

Things quickly turned out bad for him. First, X’s new “Community Notes” Feature flamed him for only showing one side of the kids face and deliberately provoking outrage where none should have existed.

Then the fans declared they’d support the keen kid with a massive show of red and black.

Then Mom spoke up

Turns out that Holden’s grandfather, Raul Armenta, is a Business Committee Member of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

The federal government has officially recognized the Santa Ynez Reservation in Santa Barbara County since December 1901. It’s the only federally recognized Chumash tribe in the United States and has a tribal constitution.

In true victim fashion, Phillips, who amazingly claims to be a Pulitzer Prize nominee, received a ton of hate. His X account reveals he has deleted any tweet related to that Deadspin article and any mention of Holden Armenta. Presumably, because he’s scared of lawyers.

The Left Thinks We Won’t Uncover this Fraud – But it’s Happening!

You can see it with your own eyes. But Democrats and their left-wing media allies call it a “fantasy.” What is it?

Election fraud.

A Lawrence, Massachusetts, voter who had been turned away from the polls on Election Day and told he had already voted found out he was the victim of fraud. He checked the footage on the video camera outside his front door and saw that a woman had removed mail-in ballots from his mailbox. He called police.

It’s happening in many places. On Tuesday, Fight Voter Fraud Inc., a nonprofit voter rights group, appeared in Connecticut Superior Court to demand the arrest of a woman alleged to have been caught on video committing mail-in ballot fraud in the 2019 Bridgeport Democratic mayoral primary and again in the 2023 primary. The group, protesting that city officials pretend there’s no problem, also called on the Connecticut Legislature to appoint a special prosecutor.

A staggering 60% of likely voters nationwide consider election cheating a problem, according to Rasmussen Reports. Yet the Left denies it’s happening.

The Washington Post calls it a “myth” and a “fantasy offense.”

Worst of all, the federal government is suppressing the evidence and censoring anyone who complains about election cheating.  

Never-before-seen emails released by the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 6 reveal that a government-sponsored task force is muzzling public figures, thousands of ordinary Americans, and media outlets like Newsmax and The Babylon Bee when they report election irregularities.

The emails show that officials within the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department—“the deep state”—organized the Election Integrity Partnership in 2020, recruiting academics at Stanford University and the University of Washington to question election honesty and then instruct social media companies such as Google, Facebook, and YouTube to label the postings as “misinformation” or take them down entirely.

Don’t be fooled by the name Election Integrity Partnership. This task force does the opposite, silencing concerns about election integrity.

In 2020, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich objected when the state of Pennsylvania adopted new election rules during the COVID-19 pandemicthat, in his view, invited cheating. He tweeted, “Pennsylvania Democrats are methodically changing the rules so they can steal the election.”

When Nicole Malliotakis was running for Congress in 2020 from Staten Island and southern Brooklyn, New York, she posted on Facebook: “Be sure to vote tomorrow because we’re not only taking on Max Rose, Nancy Pelosi & Bill de Blasio. We’re taking on Dead Democrats, too!”

The Election Integrity Partnership disagreed and instructed Facebook to remove Malliotakis’ post, which it did.

Even if Malliotakis were wrong about dead people voting, she has a right to raise the issue.  

In fact, Malliotakis was correct. A Staten Island grand jury subsequently identified numerous instances of fraud in the race for City Council there, including a ballot submitted on behalf of a dead person.

The emails released by the House Judiciary Committee should outrage Americans. The federal government devised a scheme to covertly stamp out public debate over election fraud just when Democrats were pushing many states to adopt new election rules in the face of COVID-19.

Americans were entitled to hear the pros and cons of those rules. They still are.

The First Amendment bars government from censoring. So, what did the government do? It outsourced the censorship to the Election Integrity Partnership. All the same, it was government calling the shots, telling third parties to censor on its behalf. Louisiana and Missouri are suing to stop the federal government’s censorship scheme, and that case is now in the Supreme Court.

Kate Starbird of the University of Washington, a member of the Election Integrity Partnership, told NPR she regrets the House Judiciary Committee’s investigation, and the lawsuit will dampen the Election Integrity Partnership’s future censorship operations.

No worries. Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to be running for reelection in March 2024. Putin, President Xi Jinping of China, and other dictators who don’t tolerate complaints about election rigging will find the Election Integrity Partnership very handy.  

It has no place in America.

Tell our leaders to crack down on election fraud, instead of censoring its critics.

Reproduced with permission. Original here.

Will Pandemics Usher in Their New World Order?

Each nation in the world has its own culture, governance structures, traditions, property, borders, and peoples. We must preserve the diversity and sovereignty of nations and cultures.

By globally synchronizing the public health response across the United Nations member states, new powers were granted to the UN and its organizations at the cost of national sovereignty. These universally applied regulations and multilateral agreements have given birth to an enlarged, globalized administrative state.

Although this power grab has been percolating for many decades, the Covid crisis acted as an accelerant to synergize international agreements that advance the UN as a world government.

The United Nations has morphed into a leviathan. Its various agreements and goals seek to centrally dictate the world’s economy, migration, “reproductive health,” monetary systems, digital IDs, environment, agriculture, wages, climate modifications, one world health, and other related globalist programs.

To be clear, these are the goals of an organization seeking a globalized command economy, not an organization focused on world peace, ending wars, or human rights!

This UN aims to regulate every dimension of our personal and national lives. It is working to reduce and eliminate national sovereignty across the world, and thereby to decrease our diversity, our traditions, our religions and our national identities.

The UN has partnerships and strategic agreements with member nations, as well as other globalist organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, CEPI, GAVI, the World Trade Organization, the European Union, and the World Economic Forum, known as the WEF.

Here’s an example of how the United Nations operates.

The WEF and the UN signed a strategic agreement and partnership in 2019.  Remember that the WEF has a commitment to “stakeholder capitalism,” by which private-partnerships work to control governments.

The WEF developed a plan in 2020 to use the Covid-crisis to reorganize global governance around social issues including climate change – this plan was called the Great Reset.

The WEF is a trade organization representing the world’s largest corporations. It repeatedly exploits disruptive technologies to enhance economic growth opportunities for its corporate members. The WEF is specifically designed to advance the economic power of its global elite members, otherwise known as the “billionaire class.”

As the WEF feeds money into the United Nations through their 2019 strategic agreement, who is managing the conflicts of interests that come with this partnership? Where is the transparency?

The UN has fourteen specialized organizations under its leadership, all involved in global governance, including the World Health Organization or WHO.

None of these organizations have anything to do with the scope of the original UN charter, which was focused on ending wars, promoting world peace, and human rights.

The UN has been quietly building power for years prior to the pandemic through various agreements and treaties. For instance, the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” is a recent example of such an agreement. Agenda 2030 is a treaty for “transforming our world” and was signed into international law in 2015. This treaty has elevated the United Nations to a position of a self-serving global government bureaucracy.

Agenda 2030 has 17 goals and 169 targets, which vary widely in scope and topic, but almost all of these goals directly affect world governance.

Here are just a few examples from the Agenda 2030 treaty.  Is this what the United Nations should be concerned with, or are these issues more properly addressed by the policies of sovereign nations?

“We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change.”

“Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men.”

“Eliminate discriminatory laws, policies and practices.“

“Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality.”

“Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people.”

“By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.”

“This is an Agenda of unprecedented scope and significance. It is accepted by all countries and is applicable to all…”

Agenda 2030 is essentially a totalitarian socialist manifesto.  These and many more forceful statements regarding the reduction of national rights are found in this United Nations Treaty.

The UN has signed strategic agreements with the largest organizations, corporations, and world powers to fulfill their utopian vision for the world. 

This is a new world order – with unelected officials in control. That means that you and I will be ruled by a non-democratic UN administrative bureaucracy. This is a form of inverse totalitarianism. A world order based on a command economy; one that is at its core both socialist and totalitarian. 

Now, these goals and targets may be fine for any single nation to undertake but this is a restructuring of the United Nations beyond its charter.

Early in the pandemic, the UN – through its surrogate the WHO, declared that a global vaccine passport was needed, and provided extensive guidance to member nations to standardize vaccine passports worldwide.

In response, the leaders of the G-20 issued a declaration in 2022 supporting development of a global standard of vaccination for international travel and the establishment of “global digital health networks” to be built on existing digital Covid-19 vaccine passports.

In June 2023, a new initiative between the EU and the WHO for strategic cooperation on global health issues was announced. This agreement seeks to:

bolster a robust multilateral system with the World Health Organization at its core, powered by a strong European Union.”

After failing to manage the Covid crisis, the WHO now seeks more money and power to control all aspects of our health and lives.  They intend to amend the International Health Regulations to govern the “pandemic prevention, preparedness and response” of future outbreaks, which includes public health emergencies of any type. This includes a major role for the WHO in direct governance, as opposed to a guidance-based role.

These changes are predicated on G-20 global adoption of “vaccine passports.” These passports will collect and contain private health data, and will enable surveillance, tracking, and control of individuals and populations worldwide. The passports will include not only Covid-19 vaccine data, but the status of all vaccinations. It will become a world digitized passport – including personal health information that the United Nations has no right to access.

The G20 Joint Declaration regarding vaccine passports and future pandemics is a declaration on how future pandemics will be handled.  It states:

We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognising digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations.

We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen, prevention and response to future pandemics, that should capitalise and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates.”

The G-20 is also working with the International Monetary Fund (the financial agency of the UN), the World Bank (which has a founding treaty relationship with the UN) and the Bank for International Settlements to formalize use of central bank digital currencies in banking systems. The Bank for International Settlements specifically refers to “the disruption caused by Covid-19” as a justification to create central bank digital currencies.

The pandemic has allowed world leaders to coalesce global administrative power under the guise of public health through the administrative bureaucracy of the UN. Public health has been weaponized to gain control of passports, travel, banking, the environment, and the international economy. This is a gross violation of the individual’s right to privacy, national sovereignty, and the UN charter.

It is just a matter of time before these vaccine passports will be coupled with central bank digital currencies. Then the passports can be used to deny the unvaccinated or other political dessenters access to travel and use of their own money.

Once international passports, central bank digital currencies, command economy aspects of the UN’s Agenda 2030, and the WHO amendments to the IHRs are put into place, the groundwork for a new world order will be complete. A global administrative state, whose core power resides with the UN, will become a spiderweb of rules, regulations, agreements, and treaties within which individuals and nations will be trapped like flies.

This new global governance will be virtually unbreakable.  From there, it is only a matter of time before national sovereignty becomes obsolete. This is a reality, unless we fight to stop this madness.

For this reason, the power of the United Nations must be exposed and curtailed.

Globalists seeking to advance their agendas are using the model of the European Union, whereby rules and regulations stymie national sovereignty, to build a worldwide system of control. 

All must fight this takeover at the local, national and international level. We must use the courts, our legislatures, media, public protests and the power vested in our national and state sovereignty to fight this. If all else fails, individual nations may need to withdraw from the UN’s New World Order in order to remain free.

Let’s work together to keep our personal and national sovereignty safe for future generations. A New World Order is not needed, is not acceptable, and we the people and our sovereign governments should unequivocally reject this globalized takeover.

This speech was written and then delivered at the International Crisis Summit held in The Palace of the Parliament in Romania by Jill Glasspool Malone on Nov 18, 2023.

Republished from the author’s Substack.

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Author: Robert W. Malone is a physician and biochemist. His work focuses on mRNA technology, pharmaceuticals, and drug repurposing research. You can find him at Substack and Gettr

Good Grief – the climate nonsense they spout will kill us all…

As usual the global grifters are trying to blame the west for “global warming”. Please, take it up with China and India if you’re worried about emissions, they’re the ones doubly down on fossil fuels.

This latest global elite report, from the once great OXFAM, Climate Equality: A planet for the 99%, is trying to rich-shame us. But its casual assumption about man-made global warming in the introduction is the think that should send shivers through us all. It’s just not true, is provably false, and yet is declared with such confidence they assume their global warming carbon con-trick is actually real. They will not settle until they have frozen, starved and bullied us into submission.

Look at this: If no action is taken, the richest will continue to burn through the carbon we have left to use while keeping the global temperature below the safe limit of 1.5°C, destroying any chance of ending poverty and ensuring equality. 

It’s breathtaking in its boldness. And total lack of un-modeled evidence.

We’re told they’re peaceful not terrorists

The West Bank is considered the safe part of Palestine. It’s a short drive from Jerusalem, the road’s ends marked only be the difference in weaponry. The road block at one end holds AK-47s and at the other they have Uzis. Once upon a time when I visited Israel I would pass along that road as I prefer Arabic cuisine to Jewish and would make that trip to get tasty food. Now I wouldn’t dream of it. The Palestinian population has been treated abominably by its rulers, who of course teach them from the cradle that any suffering is caused by the Israelis.

Now, the tension has erupted and the Israelis, the only party seeking a peaceful two-party state, are considered a mortal enemy. So the Palestinians are now active hostiles.

Look at this barbarism. And remember this when you see the chanting crowds demanding “From the River to the Sea” or the MSM calling Palestinians “innocent civilians”.

Two Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel were executed in the Tulkarm refugee camp. One of the executed men had his legs cut off and his body discarded and thrown into a pile of garbage.

The organization calling itself “Resistance Security” referred to the executions, “We want to inform you that there is no immunity for any informant or traitor, and anyone proven to be involved in any assassination of our fighters and resistors will be attacked, pursued, and sentenced to death. To those who have sold themselves to the enemy’s masters, we say: Return to the embrace of your homeland and your people, and the door of repentance is open to you before you reach your bunkers.”

Why I Love Homeschooling Our Eight Kids

This year I will graduate my first homeschooler. It seems like only yesterday I was teaching our oldest child to read, and now she’s an adult taking college courses. For the last 14 years I’ve been knee-deep in educating our eight children, recently as many as five grade levels at a time, in a one-room schoolhouse style approach. Sometimes it has felt more like being in the trenches—overwhelming and chaotic—but as my older children daily demonstrate, homeschooling is a great way to educate children and grow them into intelligent, connected, focused, happy adults.

Indeed, across the board, homeschoolers perform better than their public-schooled counterparts. For example, homeschoolers often score 15 to 25 percentile points higher than public-schooled students on standardized tests. Homeschoolers are also better adjusted socially, emotionally, and psychologically; they experience less abuse; and they are more politically tolerant. Why is this?

Prioritization of Family Relationships

From day one, my relationship with each one of my children has been front and center in the homeschooling day. If there’s conflict, it must be dealt with in order to move forward. If I lack patience—an oft-heard objection to becoming a homeschooling parent—then it’s up to me to develop my own character so I can teach my children without getting angry when we hit a roadblock. Every day we deal with differences in opinions, personalities, and learning styles; and we’re highly motivated to work out any problems because learning can’t take place otherwise, we love each other, and, after all, we’re family.

Character and the development of virtues has, by far, been one of the highest priorities of our daily routine, both for myself and my children. All of this contributes to strengthening the bond between us as we do life together. As my father-in-law was fond of saying, “Relationships are the continuity of shared experiences.” For me, my relationship with my children is as important a subject as reading, writing, and arithmetic as we experience our daily routine.

Individual Education Plan

One of the fun aspects of having such a large family is the diverse display of learning styles and interests among my children. What works for one child may not for another, and the beauty of homeschooling is that I’m not locked into one particular curriculum. Murray Rothbard, the American economist, stated in his book Education: Free and Compulsory:

“Since each person is a unique individual, it is clear that the best type of formal instruction is that type which is suited to his own particular individuality. Each child has different intelligence, aptitudes, and interests. Therefore, the best choice of pace, timing, variety, and manner, and of the courses of instruction will differ widely from one child to another.”

This insight has been very freeing for us. While our overall ideological approach is that of classical education, the pace at which we learn or what particular aspects of a given subject we focus on has been guided by the interest of each particular child. The result is an education that is well-rounded, individually suited, and, frankly, more engaging and fun.

Freedom to Go Deep

I have found that one key aspect to a very good education is the option to slow down. Deep comprehension cannot necessarily be measured by standardized tests and grade point averages. Where achievement of good grades is the main focus, the depth of knowledge is shallow. Education that does not focus on tests and grades is free to emphasize true depth of knowledge and understanding. My children have time to sit and think about subjects that interest them. They may go away and ponder and come back later and ask another question as they grapple with whatever subject or idea they’re wrestling with.

As their parent and teacher, I am available all day long to guide, discuss, and witness their learning process in real time. What a privilege! It’s so exciting to see one of my children go from questioning to understanding to mastery of an idea without the pressure to display superficial comprehension in order to gain a meaningless accolade such as a grade.

As my high school–aged children prepare to complete their official home education, I can see that their love of learning is a deeply ingrained part of their identity. They know how to learn and pursue their interests with the confidence that comes from having a strong and steady foundation of family, faith, and nourished curiosity. I credit this to homeschooling.

By Heather Carson at Intellectual Takeout. Reproduced with permission. Original here.

Image credit: Pexels-Olia Danilevich


Huge elk stops car and then does this.

When the traffic stopped because an elk stepped into the road and demanded attention everyone wondered what was going on. Then in one of the those wonderful but rare moments there was an understandable exchange between the species.

This video is heartwarming and amazing in equal measure.