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Mass vaccination was supposed to reduce the threat of COVID but — in the short term — it appears to make it much worse. Why? And why is COVID now “surging in 4 of 5 the most vaccinated countries?” According to Forbes magazine:2
“Countries with the world’s highest vaccination rates — including four of the top five most vaccinated — are fighting to contain coronavirus outbreaks that are, on a per-capita basis, higher than the surge devastating India, a trend that has experts questioning the efficacy of some vaccines … and the wisdom of easing restrictions even with most of the population vaccinated.”
Worse than India? How can that be? And why have eight “fully vaccinated” members of the New York Yankees tested positive for COVID? Here’s the story from the Associated Press:3
And if that’s not confusing enough, check out what’s going on in Cambodia,
[WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – May 27, 2021] Project Veritas released a new video today featuring Morgan Kahmann, a Facebook whistleblower who decided to reveal his identity and go on the record after being targeted by Facebook for exposing their efforts to censor vaccine concerns on a global scale.
Hillsdale High School principal Amy Goldsmith reviewed the first draft of Elizabeth Turner’s valedictory address and objected to the paragraphs in which the senior discussed her relationship with Jesus Christ and its significance for her future.
A letter sent to Goldsmith on Wednesday by First Liberty Institute, which represents Turner, alleges the principal attempted to “censor the religious expression in Ms. Turner’s graduation speech.”
According to the letter, in response to Goldsmith’s comments, Turner replied via email, “I read your comments and unfortunately I don’t think I would be able to deliver a genuine speech under those circumstances.”
“She expressed that she wants to call people to a life of ‘purpose and meaning and a call to action to live a life well,’”
Simmons says he began helping his son with the assignment before he realized that his 9-year-old didn’t even know what “sexist” meant.
Disturbed by the language used in the assignment, Simmons got in touch with the teacher to find out why the school was presenting concepts such as sexism and a “gender spectrum” to third graders.
Simmons says the teacher was apologetic, telling him that she felt terrible and did not mean for him to have a conversation about sexism with his 9-year-old son. She explained that the Los Alamitos superintendent of schools, Andrew Pulver, encourages teachers to give assignments that reflect students in class.
I went into Pinal County in Arizona, where I met Sheriff Mark Lamb.
He has to deal with the emergency on the Southern border every single day and he gave me an unvarnished account of what is going on…
Silvester’s best friend, Gannon Ward, started a fundraiser to try and raise a few bucks so that his friend would not be out any pay over the joke.
People rallied and raised over a half million dollars for him and his family. He subsequently landed a book deal about life as a police officer in these crazy times.
The mayor, who is believed to have been pushing for his termination, posted on the city’s official Facebook account about the firing, writing that he had violated policing policies and claimed that it had “nothing to do with the tone or the tenor of his speech that he posts online.
Paul Lebowitz said he was clearly targeted for being Jewish.
Lebowitz said what started as a calm conversation at a coffee shop with a stranger, turned to a nasty gash on the back of his head.
“We talked about Israel-Palestine until he said, ‘the Jews are not going to exist’ and I said, ‘I’m a proud Jew.’ That’s when it got violent,” Lebowitz said.
The 67-year-old Lebowitz wore his Star of David neckless as the pair walked outside Eataly restaurant at Park MGM. The conversation escalated as they went along and then turned violent.
The teen was inside a home in the first block of East 113th Place when was shot in the head about 6:05 p.m., Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn’t been released.
Less than four hours later, a 21-year-old man was shot and killed in the South Shore neighborhood. He was sitting in a car in the 7500 block of South Chappel Avenue when another car pulled up and someone began firing about 2:20 p.m., police said.
He was struck in the head and neck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Fairfax police identified the victims as Edward McDaniel Jr., 55, and Brenda McDaniel, 63. Both were military physicians and Edward was an active Army colonel, and Brenda was retired Fox 5 DC reported.
“They did nothing wrong,” said Fairfax County police Maj. Ed O’Carroll, the head of the Crimes and Cyber and Forensics Bureau of Fairfax County. “They were tragically and horribly murdered in their neighborhood.”
During the press conference police did not directly identify any suspects but did identify a suspect vehicle as a 2018 light-colored Nissan Altima with Maryland license plate number 1EF1479. O’Carroll said police have confirmed the suspect vehicle had fled the scene, adding “we want that vehicle.”
Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information in this case that leads to an arrest.
The council unanimously approved an ordinance to make abortion illegal within the city’s limits following the resignation of council member Krista Wyatt who objected to it, FOX 19 reported.
Mark Lee Dickson, director of Right to Life of East Texas and founder of the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn initiative, explained to Breitbart News the significance of passing “ordinances” that outlaw abortion, and not simply “resolutions.”
“This action is not dependent upon the overturning of Roe v. Wade or any other court ruling, but is immediately enforceable,” the fact statement read.
Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer blasts the mainstream media for dismissing the idea that COVID-19 could have leaked from a Chinese lab because Republicans raised the theory.
‘Special Report’ All-Star panel discuss Biden administration ordering review of COVID origins.
RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan joins RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon to discuss the renewed investigation into the the theory that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab and the media’s role in shaping the public conversation.
Investigative reporter Andrew Kerr spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about the origins of COVID-19, the media considering the lab leak theory as a real possibility, and more.
EXCLUSIVE: 45th President of the United States speaks to Newsmax about ‘big tech oligarchs’ and if he could ever return to any social platform, what he and certain states’ governments would do about ‘censorship,’ the border crisis, a creation of the Biden administration, issues with energy independence and gas prices, the former critics of his on vaccine rollout and early pandemic restrictions who have been proven wrong, and more. –
Fonzone, who previously worked in the Obama administration, has admitted to conducting legal work on behalf of Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Fonzone is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, a law firm that Huawei first hired for lobbying in 2019.
As of April 2021, the Chinese tech company still retains a working relationship with Sidley Austin, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
During his confirmation hearing, Fonzone attempted to defend his record, arguing that his previous work would not hamper his ability to operate objectively while working for the ODNI.
Jesse Kelly and Tucker Carlson slam David Chipman for lying and accuse Biden administration of trying to destroy the gun industry.
With all of the talk about body cams for law enforcement, maybe there should be body cams for politicians.
After all, their decisions make a much bigger impact in most of our lives than does some cop walking the beat.
Anyway, here’s my two cents. And the Simple Truth.
1) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stresses that need for Israelis to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in order to ensure the eternal existence of the Jewish State.
2) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken concluded his Middle East tour, today – after holding lengthy consultations on seizing the opportunities that arose following the cessation of hostilities between the Islamist organizations in the Gaza Strip and Israel.
3) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warns Lebanon against any attempt by the Iranian-proxy Hezbollah to attack Israel.
The Tablet cites a dangerous “escalation” in targeted violence against Nigeria’s Christian population, in what watchdog groups are calling a Christian genocide in the country.
The Nigerian-based Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety), a human rights group, reported this month that Islamic jihadists massacred 1,470 Christians in the first four months of 2021 and abducted over 2,200.
The 1,470 Christian deaths in just four months exceeded the total number of Christians killed in 2019, estimated at 1,350, the report said.
“More Christians are murdered for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country,” declared the World Watch List 2021, published by Open Doors.
‘Reparative Justice Project’: Bristol to Spend £290,000 in Taxpayer Money to Atone for the Slave Trade
Bristol University’s ‘History of Slavery’ Professor Olivette Otel alongside Dr Richard Stone of the history department will be tasked with examining records following the abolition of slavery in Bristol as well as records from plantations in the Caribbean to determine who profited off the slave trade and the identities of the slaves.
Olivette Otele, who was installed as the school’s first history of slavery professor in 2019, said: “Bristol’s economic, social and cultural life, and the lived experience of its citizens have been shaped by transatlantic slavery, with the city struggling to address the legacies of this past.
Bristol has become a central location for left-wing activist in Britain, with some even likening the city to the Antifa hotbed of Portland in the United States. In a notable example, far-left activists in the city attempted to create a Bristol Autonomous Zone (BAZ) in March, similar to the infamous Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in the United States.
Politicizing the origins of COVID-19 would hamper further investigations and undermine global efforts to curb the pandemic, China’s U.S. embassy said after President Joe Biden ordered a review of intelligence about where the virus emerged. Emer McCarthy reports.
Kwame Brown might be an unfamiliar name, but perhaps not for long. The former professional basketball player grew tired of being incorrectly labeled a NBA laughingstock, so he unashamedly called out those responsible. But then he went further.
Journalist Jason Whitlock describes Brown’s recent stance against the elite, woke culture, and more. Whitlock says Brown is redefining a message ‘specifically for black people,’ and he’s NOT being labeled an ‘Uncle Tom’ or a ‘sellout’ as a result.
In fact, Brown’s YouTube and Instagram followings have skyrocketed in the past ten days, giving Whitlock — and many more throughout America — much needed hope.
What do these two things have to do with one another? Watch this video and find out!