Law & Politics

What do Americans think of Justin Trudeau? 18:10

By Valerie / February 23, 2024 /

This is an excellent video. Interviews with Americans at CPAC, Nigel Farage (UK), founder of Rumble, Tom Homan (sic) – Immigration expert under Trump (terrorist crossing northern border are much higher than southern, security vulnerability)

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Remaining Respectful While Being Opposed by Ignorance and Inexperience

By Sarah / February 23, 2024 /

STORY AT-A-GLANCE
In this interview with Howie Mandel and his daughter, Jackelyn Shultz, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s knowledge and poise shine through — even as his motives and integrity are questioned
Kennedy, who is running for president of the United States, remains respectful and is eager to have an open, honest debate — a trait he says he learned as a child
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kennedy was a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets — until he started saying controversial things
He’s since been heavily censored, but his desire to speak the truth to the American people has prevailed
Kennedy shares the truth about his plan for solving the housing crisis and how regulatory capture is putting Americans at risk

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Pope Francis Appoints mRNA Technology Developer Katalin Karikó to Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life

By Sarah / February 22, 2024 /

In 1510, the Augustinian friar, Martin Luther, walked 1000 miles from his monastery in Erfurt, Germany to Rome. When he arrived at the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, he was scandalized by the senior clergy’s worldliness and commercialism—especially by the Vatican’s practice of selling indulgences.

I thought of Luther’s trek yesterday when I read on the LUMEN-NEWS Substack: “Pope Francis Appoints mRNA Technology Developer Katalin Karikó to Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life.”

At least since 1998, when Pfizer sent a delegation to the Vatican to obtain Pope John Paul II’s blessing for Viagra, the pharmaceutical industry has apparently done a good job of persuading the Bishop of Rome of the merits of “Better Living Through Chemistry.”

About a year ago, I posted a report about The Vatican’s COVID-19 Vaccine Coin— that is, a 20 Euro silver coin issued by Vatican City. The coin is remarkable in that it combines the symbolism of the Holy Trinity the Eucharist with SILVER—a substance referred to in the Bible as symbolizing the worship of money and even the betrayal of God in the New Testament.

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Cloward–Piven strategy

By Sarah / February 22, 2024 /

The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. It is the strategy of forcing political change leading to societal collapse through orchestrated crises. The “Cloward–Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, amassing massive unpayable national debt, and other methods such as unfettered immigration thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse by overwhelming the United States.

History
Cloward and Piven were both professors at the Columbia University School of Social Work. The strategy was outlined in a May 1966 article in the liberal magazine The Nation titled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty”.[1]

Strategy
Cloward and Piven’s article is focused on forcing the Democratic Party, which in 1966 controlled the presidency and both houses of the United States Congress, to take federal action to help the poor. They stated that full enrollment of those eligible for welfare “would produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments” that would: “…deepen existing divisions among elements in the big-city Democratic coalition: the remaining white middle class, the working-class ethnic groups and the growing minority poor. To avoid a further weakening of that historic coalition, a national Democratic administration would be constrained to advance a federal solution to poverty that would override local welfare failures, local class and racial conflicts and local revenue dilemmas.”[2]

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Sometimes it takes a “martyr” to ramp up a war: What Russia’s media have to say about the death of Alexey Navalny

By Sarah / February 22, 2024 /

Who’s benefited most from his most timely passing?

Those who really know the history of totalitarian practices—unlike such bellicose pretenders as Noam Chomsky, Joe Scarborough, Naomi Klein and other “liberal” propaganda choristers—may see something all too familiar in the death of Alexey Navalny; and by that I don’t mean that it strikes them as typical of Putin’s reign. Those making that all-too-familiar case—that is, the great majority of Western “journalists” and politicians—have thereby shown that what they “know” is not the history of totalitarian tactics, but the anti-Putin propaganda that’s been pummeling hearts and minds throughout the West since Putin was elected Russia’s president well over twenty years ago. According to that narrative (as there’s no need to remind you), Putin rose out of the KGB to seize the helm as Stalin 2.0, and in that role has had his every rival whacked, along with every journalist who ever dared to criticize him.

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Libs Block House Subpoenas

By Valerie / February 21, 2024 /

Liberal MPs yesterday blocked committee subpoenas forcing ArriveCan contractors to testify under threat of arrest. “This is putting us all in a rather precarious position,” said MP Charles Sousa (Mississauga-Lakeshore, Ont.), parliamentary secretary for the Department of Public Works that okayed $59.5 million in ArriveCan contracts.

“The RCMP may or may not be reviewing this case,” MP Sousa told the Commons government operations committee. “It is important I think that we take a pause and suspend this issue until we have greater understanding even from the RCMP in terms of the implications,” he added.

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Conservatives reiterate opposition to digital ID

By Valerie / February 21, 2024 /

The Conservative Party of Canada has reiterated their opposition to digital IDs after a Canadian Press story suggested the Opposition leader might support them.The issue of digital IDs has been reignited after a Canadian Press story noted the Conservatives, including leader Pierre Poilievre, support a private member’s bill (S-210) that would require age verification for internet users to access porn sites.

The Conservatives support the idea of age verification, but have not suggested how such could be effectively done, leading the Canadian Press to speculate that “Options could include the use of a digital government ID.”

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FORSETH: Carbon tax is bad policy, not a communications problem

By Sarah / February 21, 2024 /

The Liberals believe renaming their ‘Climate Action Incentive Payments’ as ‘Canada Carbon Rebates’ will satisfy the national disgust about what carbon taxes have done to daily life. The carbon tax is, after all, nothing more than a disincentive penalty fine for choosing the wrong behaviour — as decided by the NDP-Liberals. That is, one is supposed to be recoiled by the fine and choose what they consider a more socially accepted environmental lifestyle. We buy alternatives, and don’t use the products we need because they are now too expensive. Thus are we fined and penalized into environmental virtue.

The problem is there are few alternatives. Since petroleum is the reason we have an advanced civilization, the virtue-signalling about living green without oil is disingenuous. Perhaps as technology develops, our society might move away from burning oil or natural gas.

However, not in this century.

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Biden to finalize tailpipe emissions standards that amount to gas-powered auto ban

By Sarah / February 21, 2024 /

The Biden administration is set to finalize gas-powered automobile standards that critics say amounts to a de facto electric vehicle mandate — although it would still be lower than Canada’s.

In April of last year, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed vehicle pollution standards designed to ensure 67% of all cars in the Lower 48 are electrified by 2032.

Although the target date has been extended by two years, the overall target is 17% higher from the original 50% by 2030.

On the weekend, both the New York Times and Washington Post reported the EPA is set to submit the proposals to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final review.

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WHO boss says he didn’t dictate COVID response and isn’t driving the pandemic accord either

By Sarah / February 21, 2024 /

The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) says the organization did not drive the worldwide response to COVID-19 and isn’t spearheading attempts to make a pandemic accord either.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made these explicit claims days ago at the World Governments Summit and followed up with similar ones at the Munich Security Conference.

“Let me be clear: WHO did not impose anything on anyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not lockdowns, not mask mandates, not vaccine mandates. We don’t have the power to do that, we don’t want it and we’re not trying to get it,” Ghebreyesus said at the summit.

“Our job is to support governments with evidence-based guidance, advice and, when needed, supplies, to help them protect their people. But the decisions are theirs. And so is the pandemic agreement. It has been written by countries, for countries, and will be implemented in countries in accordance with their own national laws.”

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