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9 March 2023
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Former CDC director slams gain-of-function research: ‘Probably caused the greatest pandemic’ in history –‘I think it probably caused the greatest pandemic our world has seen,’ Redfield said. | 8 March 2023 | Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield, a virologist, slammed gain-of-function research as not worth the risk during the House’s hearing on the origins of COVID-19. Redfield appeared in a Wednesday panel in front of the House COVID origins select committee, where he blasted the controversial research method… “No, on the contrary, I think it probably caused the greatest pandemic our world has seen,” Redfield told committee chairman Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, who asked if gain-of-function research has ever stopped a pandemic… The former CDC director also said that he “absolutely” believes the Wuhan Institute of Virology was engaging in gain-of-function research. Redfield also said during the hearing that he told former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci in 2020 that he did not believe natural spillover — the virus traveling from animals or plants to humans — was “scientifically plausible” with the origins of COVID-19 and was excommunicated from talks on the virus.  
Former NIH Director Francis Collins Emails Reveal British Physicians and Scientists Group Recommended Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 – Judicial Watch | 6 March 2023 | Judicial Watch announced today that it received 254 pages of records from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this included emails of then-Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Francis Collins regarding a British group’s recommendations on the use of Ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19. Judicial Watch obtained the records as the result of an August 2021 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for Collins’ emails filed after the HHS failed to respond to a June 8, 2021, FOIA request (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:21-cv-02302)). In February 2021, a leading British physician and World Council for Health co-founder Dr. Tess Lawrie, who is director and founder of a doctors’ organization called the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development Group (BIRD), emailed 31 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials, including the Director of the Office of New Drugs in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Peter Stein; Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Director Peter Marks; and then-Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock; and copying several leading foreign medical figures, with an email titled “URGENT: The BIRD meeting and recommendation on covid-19 prevention and treatment.
Excess deaths in Australia off the charts following covid ‘vaccines’ – highest in 80 years | 9 March 2023 | One of the most “fully vaccinated” countries in the world for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) has now earned the title of also being the sickest and most death-prone society in the world. That country is Australia, which now has an excess mortality rate that is greater than that of any other country in the world over the last 80 years – and by a long-shot. Australia [had] an extra 174,000 deaths in 2022, which is 12 percent higher than what was predicted by the experts. According to data from the Actuaries Institute, Australia’s excess death increase is the most substantial ever in recorded history.
Mother Sues D.C. Doctor Who Gave Kids COVID Vaccines Without Consent –The suit, filed by D.C. Attorney Matthew Hardin, seeks damages for false imprisonment, battery and fraud. | 6 March 2023 | The mother of two children who were given COVID-19 vaccines without the mother’s consent is suing the doctor who administered the vaccines. An attorney representing NaTonya McNeil last week filed a lawsuit in Superior Court for the District of Columbia against Janine A. Rethy, M.D., M.P.H. According to the complaint, on Sept. 2, 2022, McNeil took her two older children, ages 15 and 17, to the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile clinic, operated by Georgetown Hospital, to complete their required annual physical exam for the 2022-2023 school year. The lawsuit alleges Rethy, director of the mobile clinic, held the children in the examination room longer than necessary for a regular check-up and vaccinated them against COVID-19 over their objections and without consulting their mother… Both children were upset and angry they had been coerced into vaccination, the complaint says.
DeSantis urges Biden to allow Novak Djokovic to compete in Miami Open, wonders if he can enter U.S. via boat | 7 March 2023 | Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called on Joe Biden to allow tennis superstar Novak Djokovic into the United States to play in the upcoming Miami Open even though he’s unvaccinated against COVID-19. In a letter obtained by Fox News Digital, DeSantis urged Biden to “put pandemic politics aside and give the American people what they want – let him play.” DeSantis wrote that Djokovic’s denial to enter the U.S. is “unfair, unscientific and unacceptable.” DeSantis wondered whether Djokovic could potentially enter the U.S. by boat. “It is also not clear to me why, even by the terms of your own proclamation, Mr. Djokovic could not legally enter this county via boat,” DeSantis wrote, citing a proclamation that barred noncitizens from entering the U.S. via the air. “Please confirm no later than Friday, March 10, 2023, that this method of travel into Florida would be permissible. Furthermore, even as you enacted a Proclamation on air travel that remains in force to this day, your administration pointedly allowed thousands of unvaccinated migrants to enter our country through the southern border,” the letter adds.
Washington state AG wants to criminalize speech by barring any dissent against vaccine mandates, election outcomes | 8 March 2023 | Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) is being accused of devising an illegal and alarming scheme to redefine domestic terrorism that targets speech and could lead to the arrest or involuntary commitment of conservatives for expressing objection mainstream positions. Ferguson has taken the position that certain conservative viewpoints, or any information it deems as “misinformation,” constitute examples of “domestic extremism.” Furthermore, Ferguson has expressed a desire to establish a Washington-based equivalent of the Ministry of Truth, which would finance journalists to promote his political agenda, according to KTTH talk host Jason Rantz. “HB 1333 would create a left-wing Domestic Violent Extremism Commission in the AG’s office. The members are asked to recommend legislative ‘solutions to combat disinformation and misinformation, address early signs of radicalization, and develop a public health-style response.’ But this isn’t a ‘public health’ issue, or it would be housed in the Department of Health. It’s intended to legally penalize, or legally commit, political adversaries.
Democratic-backed bill would force parents take vaccine education course before opting out of school mandates –Pennsylvania Senate bill requires religious or moral student vaccine exemptions be approved by a medical professional first | 9 March 2023 | Pennsylvania Democrats are facing backlash after proposing a bill that would require parents seeking a school vaccine exemption to complete an approved vaccine education course first. If passed, Senate Bill 390 would mandate parents seeking vaccine mandate exemptions for their children on religious or moral grounds to review “scientifically accepted information prescribed by the Department of Health on the benefits and risks of immunization” and submit a form certified by a medical professional… Keystone mom Megan Brock argued the change in policy is an “attack” on both parental rights and the critical First Amendment right the U.S. was founded upon – freedom of religion.  
Rep. Gaetz’s Resolution to Remove Troops From Syria Fails to Pass in the House as Majority of Both Parties Vote Against it | 9 March 2023 | Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) resolution to remove troops from Syria within six months was shot down on Wednesday. The resolution to bring roughly 900 American troops stationed there failed with a 103-321 vote — as the majority in parties voted against it. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andy Biggs were among the most prominent and outspoken supporters of Gaetz’s proposal. According to a report from The Hill, “the resolution was supported by 56 Democrats and 47 Republicans, while 150 Democrats and 171 Republicans voted against the resolution.” In a case of strange bedfellows, the resolution not only had support from America First lawmakers, but the Congressional Progressive Caucus as well.  
CIA Warned Germany About Nord Stream Attack Months Before It Happened – Report | 8 March 2023 | The Nord Stream pipelines connect Russia to Germany, and while the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline was never activated – prior to Russia’s special operation in Ukraine – the Nord Stream 1 pipeline provided billions of cubic meters of natural gas to Europe. Both pipelines were destroyed on September 26, 2022. The CIA reportedly warned its German counterpart, the Bundesnachrichtendienst, better known as BND, about a potential attack on the Nord Stream pipelines months before an attack was carried out in late 2022. Citing anonymous intelligence officials, the Wall Street Journal, reported that the warnings were sent by the CIA in June and July of 2022, months before the pipeline exploded in an apparent sabotage in September.  
Moscow condemns ‘Nazi celebration’ at White House –The US has bestowed a prestigious award on a female member of an ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion | 9 March 2023 | The decision by the White House to bestow an International Women of Courage Award on a member of an infamous far-right Ukrainian nationalist battalion is “disgraceful,” Moscow’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said on Thursday. He claimed that the move was further evidence that Washington is ready to support Nazis in the fight against Russia. Speaking to reporters, Antonov was asked to comment on the award received at the White House by Yulia Paevskaya, who goes by the nickname “Taira.” The ambassador said Moscow had noted the honoring of a member of the Azov battalion, a Ukrainian unit closely associated with neo-Nazi ideology, on International Women’s Day.
JPMorgan must hand over CEO Dimon’s records in Jeffrey Epstein lawsuit –Epstein had been a JPMorgan client from 2000 to 2013. | 9 March 2023 | A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered JPMorgan Chase & Co to hand over more documents concerning Chief Executive Jamie Dimon to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the territory’s lawsuit accusing the bank of aiding in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the bank must turn over requested documents from 2015 to 2019, a period after JPMorgan had dropped Epstein as a client. Rakoff did not explain his reasoning in his one-sentence order. The U.S. Virgin Islands is seeking damages from JPMorgan for allegedly aiding in Epstein’s sex trafficking by keeping him as a client, and missing red flags about his misconduct on Little St. James, a private island he owned. 
Biden Regime Retaliates Against Elon Musk, Demands He ‘Identify All Journalists’ Given Access to Twitter Files | 7 March 2023 | In a major attack on the First Amendment, the Biden regime is now demanding Elon Musk explain why he gave journalists access to the “Twitter Files.” Biden’s FTC retaliated against Elon Musk and demanded he provide the names of the journalists and other documents protected by the First Amendment. The FTC wants to put Elon Musk under oath. The Wall Street Journal reported: “The Federal Trade Commission has demanded Twitter Inc. turn over internal communications related to owner Elon Musk, as well as detailed information about layoffs–citing concerns that staff reductions could compromise the company’s ability to protect users, documents viewed by the Wall Street Journal show. In 12 letters sent to Twitter and its lawyers since Mr. Musk’s Oct. 27 takeover, the FTC also asked the company to ‘identify all journalists’ granted access to company records and to provide information about the launch of the revamped Twitter Blue subscription service, the documents show.”
Schumer Calls on Fox News to Stop Tucker Carlson From Airing More Jan. 6 Footage | 7 March 2023 | The U.S. Senate’s top DemocRAT on March 7 called on Fox News to stop host Tucker Carlson from airing additional, never-disclosed footage from Jan. 6, 2021. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a primetime cable news anchor manipulate his viewers the way Mr. Carlson did last night. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anchor treat the American people and American democracy with such disdain,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor in Washington. “And he’s going to come back tonight with another segment. Fox News should tell him not to.” Fox News and Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch “must order Tucker Carlson to stop,” Schumer added in a written statement. [LOL! Stuff it, traitor!] Carlson on Monday aired footage showing U.S. Capitol Police officers walking around with Jacob Chansley, a Jan. 6 defendant serving time in prison after pleading guilty. Another clip showed Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick inside the Capitol Rotunda after he clashed with people outside the building.
Capitol Police Served as ‘Tour Guides’ for ‘QAnon Shaman’ on Jan. 6 – Tucker Carlson –“Capitol Police officers take him to multiple entrances and even try to open locked doors for him. We counted at least nine officers who are within touching distance of unarmed Jacob Chansley.” | 7 March 2023 | The face of the Jan. 6 incursion–the so-called “QAnon Shaman,” Jacob Chansley–was peacefully escorted around the U.S. Capitol by police on Jan. 6, Fox News host Tucker Carlson alleged on March 6 in his first special based on exclusive access to 41,000 previously unseen hours of Capitol security video. Carlson showed CCTV security video of Chansley walking calmly through the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Not only did the police not try to stop Chansley, they escorted him, Carlson said. “Virtually every moment of his time inside the Capitol was caught on tape,” Carlson told his national television audience. “The tape shows that Capitol Police never stopped Jacob Chansley. They helped him. They acted as his tour guides. Capitol Police officers take him to multiple entrances and even try to open locked doors for him,” Carlson said.
Jan. 6 footage shows Capitol cops escorting ‘QAnon Shaman’ to Senate floor | 6 March 2023 | Newly revealed surveillance footage from Jan. 6, 2021, shows two Capitol Police officers escorting Jacob Chansley, the behorned so-called “QAnon Shaman” who has come to symbolize the riot, through the halls of the Capitol and to the very door of the US Senate. The footage aired on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Monday night shows the officers closely following Chansley as he wanders the corridors of the Capitol, bare-chested and wearing face paint and a luxuriant fur hat with Viking horns. “Virtually every moment of his time inside the Capitol was caught on tape,” says Carlson, who was granted exclusive access by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to 40,000 hours of surveillance footage from that day inside and around the Capitol, which has never been seen before by the public. “The tapes show the Capitol Police never stopped Jacob Chansley. They helped him. They acted as his tour guides.
UK woman arrested a second time for ‘offense’ of silently praying outside abortion clinic: ‘This isn’t 1984’ –A pro-life activist arrested for the second time only weeks after the court cleared her of criminal charges for silently praying near an abortion facility | 7 March 2023 | A pro-life activist was arrested for the second time Tuesday for the “offense” of silently praying in her head near an abortion facility in a so-called censorship or “buffer zone” in Birmingham, England. Isabel Vaughan-Spruce’s arrest comes only weeks after the court cleared her of criminal charges for breaking a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which enforces a censorship zone around the abortion facility, according to an Alliance Defending Freedom UK press release. Bail conditions for Vaughan-Spruce prohibit her from entering the vicinity of the abortion facility which extends beyond the “buffer zone.” [Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D., scholar of nineteenth-century British Secularism: “It’s clear that abortion is a sacrament in the New World Order, that a new inverted blasphemy law is in effect, and a war on belief is being conducted by the architects of the regime.]
Mitch McConnell being treated for concussion after fall –McConnell to remain in hospital “for a few days” | 9 March 2023 | Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is being treated for a concussion after his fall at a hotel in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night, his spokesman said. McConnell, 81, is expected to remain in the hospital “for a few days” as he receives treatment for injuries sustained by his fall. The Kentucky Senator was attending an evening dinner for the Senate Leadership Fund, a political action committee aligned with him, when he tripped and fell, his office said. The dinner was at the Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, formerly the Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. “Leader McConnell tripped at a dinner event Wednesday evening and has been admitted to the hospital and is being treated for a concussion. He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and treatment,” said David Popp, McConnell’s communications director, in an update on Thursday.
Norfolk Southern train derails in Alabama just before CEO testifies –Alabama county officials say 30 Norfolk Southern train cars derailed| 9 March 2023 | Hours before Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw appeared before Congress on Thursday, another of the rail operator’s trains derailed in Alabama. Around 30 train cars came off the tracks in Calhoun County, according to the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency. “There are no injuries and no reports of leaks of hazmat also, we have no road blockages,” it said in a Facebook post. Norfolk Southern told FOX Business in an emailed statement that the incident occurred in Piedmont.
Train crashes into dump truck in Ohio, Norfolk Southern employee killed | 7 March 2023 | A Norfolk Southern employee was killed when a train collided with a dump truck in Cleveland, Ohio, early Tuesday morning. The railroad worker, identified as a conductor, was killed in the collision on a set of tracks that runs through the Cleveland Cliffs Cleveland Works steel plant property on West 3rd Street, according to reports. This is the state’s most recent railroad incident. Over the weekend, a Norfolk Southern train was derailed in Springfield.
CSX train derailed by West Virginia rock slide, causing diesel fuel spill –Officials say 3 injured in CSX train derailment near Sandstone, West Virginia, prompting New River cleanup | 8 March 2023 | Transport company CSX says one of its empty coal trains has derailed Wednesday after striking a rock slide in West Virginia, causing a fire and spillage of an “unknown quantity of diesel fuel and oil” from its locomotives. The incident happened just before 5 a.m, in what state officials described as a “somewhat remote” area south of Sandstone, inside the New River National Park and Preserve. “The derailment injured three crew members, caused parts of the train to catch fire, and sent at least one locomotive and one fuel tank into the New River,” the West Virginia Emergency Management Division said in a statement, adding that public water systems downstream and local health departments have been notified.
Big Oil Pocketed $290 Billion in Profits Last Year Through ‘Unabated Price Gouging’ of U.S. Consumers | 7 March 2023 | An analysis published Monday by the watchdog Accountable.US revealed that the biggest oil companies operating in the U.S. raked in a collective 290 billion in profits last year while they “consistently prioritized shareholder returns over alleviating the pressure of high energy prices.” According to the report — which analyzed 26 oil companies doing business in the U.S. — the 290 billion in collective 2022 Big Oil profits marked a 126% increase from the previous year. 
UK school blasted for replacing girls’ bathroom mirrors with ‘provocative’ posters: ‘Very medieval’ | 7 March 2023 | A school in Worcester, England, has come under fire for replacing mirrors in the girls’ bathroom with “motivational” posters featuring messages about beauty. The head teacher of Christopher Whitehead Language College had mirrors replaced with quotes like, “Beauty is nothing without brains” and “Dear girls, Makeup is a harmful drug. Once you start using it, you’ll feel ugly without it.” “If all girls started wearing no makeup and comfortable clothes, guys would have no choice but to fall for girls because of natural beauty,” another poster read. The posters peeved parents who argued the signs were sending the wrong message… Journalist Ateh Jewel argued on Britain’s This Morning in response to the school controversy: “Makeup is not the problem. Makeup is about expressing yourself, being joyful…Those slogans are very medieval about attracting a mate. Makeup and beauty and wellness is about the inside out.”
Southern Poverty Law Center lawyer arrested, charged with domestic terrorism amid Atlanta ‘Cop City’ attack | 6 March 2023 | A lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was arrested and charged with domestic terrorism over the violence that broke out in Atlanta on Sunday in relation to protests of a planned training facility for police officers in the city, the SPLC has confirmed. “An employee at the SPLC was arrested while acting — and identifying — as a legal observer on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). The employee is an experienced legal observer, and their arrest is not evidence of any crime, but of heavy-handed law enforcement intervention against protesters,” the SPLC said in a statement on Monday. Thomas Webb Jurgens was among the list of 23 suspected domestic terrorists released by the Atlanta Police Department on Monday. Violence broke out in Atlanta on Sunday after protesters of a planned police training facility hurled bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers and set cars on fire.
AOC begged to go to exclusive Met Gala, even if it meant breaking the rules By Nicole Gelinas | 5 March 2023 | Courtesy of an ongoing congressional ethics investigation into Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, we now know the trick to socialism: Don’t pay for stuff. When AOC marched up the Met Museum steps in her famous dress 18 months ago, the slogan in red painted on the back, instead of reading “TAX THE RICH,” should have read “STIFF THE PROLETARIAT.” …So AOC came by the biggest part of her Met Gala grift the old-fashioned way: trading off the elected position with which Bronx and Queens voters entrusted her. AOC snagged two free tickets (after much prodding by her campaign staffer) by cozying up to Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who runs this show for the Met. AOC’s written invitation specifically informed her that she and her boyfriend were “guests of Vogue.” …Even with these heavy discounts, AOC tried to weasel out of paying this vendor, and multiple other hard-working New York City small-business people. “It appears several thousands of dollars’ worth of services may have remained unpaid absent the [Office of Congressional Ethics] initiating this review,” investigators have found (so far).
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