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CCI Rimfire Ammunition Takes 7th Win of Predator Xtreme Gold Award

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Every year, Predator Xtreme magazine hands out awards for the best products on the market, all of which are actually used by their readers. This year, the people have spoken in favor of CCI. The People’s Choice Gold award has been given with praise of CCI rimfire ammunition.

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CCI Rimfire Ammunition Takes 7th Win of Predator Xtreme Gold Award

“Dominance is one word that comes to mind for CCI in the Rimfire category with our readers,” said Predator Xtreme Publisher Derrick Nawrocki. “We know our readers are very passionate and vocal about what gear and equipment they use, which means this speaks volumes about the CCI brand. There are certainly other great brands in the market, but CCI has never finished any lower than gold in this category. It’s safe to say our readers have spoken and CCI is the gold standard here.”

CCI Rimfire Ammunition Takes 7th Win of Predator Xtreme Gold Award

CCI Rimfire Ammunition Takes 7th Win of Predator Xtreme Gold Award

The CCI team was presented with the Predator Xtreme Gold award this past January at SHOT Show. The award was specifically for CCI rimfire ammunition and was decided on by the readers of the magazine. Not only did CCI win the Gold award this year, but they have taken the cake seven years in a row. Specifically noted was CCI’s VNT for its accuracy and terminal performance, and Maxi-Mag JHP for precision and power.

CCI Rimfire Ammunition Takes 7th Win of Predator Xtreme Gold Award

To see all of the rimfire and centerfire cartridges offered by CCI, zip over to their website. They can also be found on all of the usual social media sites. Go follow CCI on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Congratulations, CCI!

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WHO Says 9 Viruses Have “Pandemic Potential”

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The World Health Organization keeps a list of viruses and bacteria with “pandemic potential”. These nine pathogens are the ones most likely to infect humans and become pandemics.

Jill Weatherhead of Baylor College of Medicine says prioritizing diseases is generally based on two factors: their ability to spread and the ability of humans to treat them. A revised list is likely coming within the next few months.

Which one will the release choose determine to be the next major pandemic for which we all need to obey, comply, and be totally controlled by a ruling class to prevent? Which one will require forced vaccinations? Will one of these actually do real-world harm instead of just giving people a cold? Time will tell. But let’s be aware of what is on their radar at least, so we can adequately prepare when they decide which one of these will be “the one.”

Pay attention to the short video below. It details the possibility that the ruling class completely fabricated the entire COVID-19 scamdemic. It’s also why we should hone our logical thought process and discernment before the “next pandemic” is shoved in our faces.

But in the meantime, here is what the WHO is watching, according to NPR (government-funded propaganda):

Nipah virus

What animals carry it: fruit bats, including those called flying foxes, and domestic animals such as pigs, horses, cats and dogs

How it spreads: Nipah virus can be transmitted to humans from animals or contaminated foods. It can also be transmitted directly from human to human.

Its toll: 40% to 75% fatality rate. The virus can also cause encephalitis or swelling of the brain.

Medical toolbox: There is no vaccine available for either people or animals. Monoclonal antibody therapies are in development.

Pandemic potential: Outbreaks occur almost every year in parts of Asia, but there are known ways to prevent the spread of the virus. Prevention efforts include avoiding exposure to bats and sick animals, avoiding consumption of fruits that bats may have nibbled on, and not drinking certain raw juices from fruits that bats feed on. The risk of international transmission can be lowered by washing those fruits and fruit products thoroughly and peeling them before eating.

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

What animals carry it: ticks, livestock

How it spreads: Humans usually get the virus from contact with ticks or infected livestock. Getting the virus from another person requires close contact with blood or other bodily fluids from an infected person.

Its toll: 10% to 40% fatality rate. The disease is endemic, meaning it occurs regularly, in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asia. The virus causes severe outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic fever, a condition that can damage the body’s organ systems and cardiovascular system and that often includes severe bleeding.

Medical toolbox: Although a vaccine is in use in Bulgaria, no research has been published on how well it works, and it’s not licensed anywhere else. Other vaccines are in development, and an antiviral drug called ribavirin appears to help treat infections.

Pandemic potential: It’s difficult to tell when an animal is infected and should be avoided, and the WHO says the ticks that carry the virus are numerous and widespread. The threat could be reduced by trying to avoid tick bites and wearing gloves and other protective clothing when around livestock.

Lassa fever

What animals carry it: rats and other rodents

How it spreads: The virus is endemic in parts of West Africa. Rats excrete the virus, and humans pick it up when exposed to the rodents’ urine and feces, either through direct contact or by eating contaminated food. It can also spread between humans through direct contact with an infected person’s secretions (blood, urine, feces), through sexual contact, and in medical settings via contaminated equipment.

Its toll: 1%, but up to 15% in severe hospitalized cases. It can be deadly for people and fetuses in the third trimester of pregnancy. Besides death, a common complication is deafness, which can be permanent.

Medical toolbox: There is no vaccine, but ribavirin seems to help treat infections.

Pandemic potential: Because the primary method of transmission is exposure to a certain type of rat, the potential for the spread of the disease is most likely limited to the countries where the rat lives.

Rift Valley fever

What animals carry it: mosquitoes. The insects can transmit the virus to both humans and their own offspring. Livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats, buffalo, and camels can also get infected.

How it spreads: It spreads to people through contact with blood, other body fluids or tissues of infected animals.

Its toll: Although the fatality level is less than 1% and the disease is mild for most people, about 8% to 10% of people infected develop severe symptoms, including eye lesions, encephalitis, and hemorrhagic fever.

Medical toolbox: Although a vaccine has been developed, it is not yet licensed or available.

Pandemic potential: Rift Valley fever has spread from Africa to Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Flooding seems to contribute to more Rift Valley fever because more virus-infected mosquitoes buzz about after heavy rainfalls. Rapid case detection, including prompt laboratory testing of people with symptoms, has limited recent outbreaks.

Zika

What animals carry it: mosquitoes

How it spreads: In addition to mosquito bites, the virus can spread from a pregnant person to a fetus. The disease can also be transmitted through sex and probably through blood transfusions.

Its toll: It’s rarely fatal, but Zika can cause severe brain defects in fetuses, including microcephaly. It has also been linked to miscarriage, stillbirth and other birth defects.

Medical toolbox: No treatment or vaccine

Pandemic potential: So far, it’s largely limited to areas where Zika-carrying mosquitoes live.

Ebola and Marburg virus disease

What animals carry them: Bats and nonhuman primates are believed to carry the viruses, from the filovirus family, that cause these hemorrhagic fevers.

How they spread: Both viruses are believed to spread in the same way. After the initial spillover from an animal, humans spread the viruses to other humans through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids of a person who is symptomatic or who has died from the disease. The viruses can also spread through objects or surfaces contaminated with bodily fluids and through semen from people who have recovered from the disease.

Their toll: The average fatality rate is about 50%, though rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks.

Medical toolbox: Vaccines have been used for Ebola in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Monoclonal antibodies approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2020 can also help with the treatment of Ebola. Vaccines for the Marburg virus are in development.

Pandemic potential: These viruses can spread quickly in healthcare settings, especially when proper sterilization isn’t used. However, the disease spreads only when a person is symptomatic, making it easier to control.

MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome)

What animals carry it: camels

How it spreads: After the initial spillover event from camels to humans, this coronavirus can spread from person to person through close contact with an infected person.

Its toll: The reported fatality rate, according to the WHO, is 35%.

Medical toolbox: Several vaccines are in development, but none have been approved.

Pandemic potential: 27 countries have reported infections since 2012. Unlike SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes MERS grows deep in the respiratory tract, making it much less likely to be transmitted through sneezing and coughing.

SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)

What animals carry it: Palm civets were largely blamed for the 2003 outbreak. Bats and possibly other wildlife also carry it.

How it spreads: After the initial spillover event from animal to human, SARS can spread from person to person through close contact with an infected person. It’s believed to usually spread through droplets from coughs and sneezes and sometimes through surfaces touched by infectious people.

Its toll: less than a 1% fatality rate

Medical toolbox: No treatment or vaccine has been approved.

Pandemic potential: Unlike SARS-CoV-2, which can spread before people know they’re infectious, this SARS virus is usually spread only by those with known symptoms, making it much easier to contain through public health measures such as quarantining. The 2003 outbreak was contained after causing about 8,000 cases and 700 deaths in 29 countries.

Disease X

The WHO says it does not rank diseases in any order of potential threat, but it acknowledges the possibility that an as-yet-unknown disease could cause a serious pandemic.

In her work with bat viruses, for example, Raina Plowright of Cornell University says that even in the small proportion of bat species that have been studied, the animals carry thousands of viruses, “and we have no clue how many present risk,” she says. “We don’t have the technology to take a sequence and say with certainty whether it can infect humans or can transmit from human to human. We’re blind, really.”

Not to mention that variants pose threats, she says. “Just the tiniest genetic change can have a profound effect. What if we had [a pathogen] with a 50% fatality rate that transmitted efficiently?”

You Think the Global Economy Is Brightening? Beware: The Big Hit Is Yet to Come

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This article was originally published by Thorsten Polleit at The Mises Institute. 

Relief is spreading among economic analysts and stock market experts. Energy prices are decreasing noticeably. The energy supply this winter seems secure; in Europe, government support for consumers and producers is available if needed.

China is turning away from its zero-covid policy, and production is ramping up again. High goods price inflation is still a major concern for consumers and producers, but central banks are delivering at least some interest rate hikes to hopefully reduce currency devaluation. So should we bid farewell to crisis and recession worries? Unfortunately, no.

Because there is an overall economic development that is tantamount to a storm but remains unnamed by many experts and investors. And that is the global contraction of the real money supply. What does that mean? The real money supply represents the actual purchasing power of money. For example, You have ten dollars, and one apple costs one dollar. So with your ten dollars, you can buy ten apples. If the apple price increases to, say, two dollars per piece, the purchasing power of the ten dollars falls to five apples. It becomes obvious that the real money supply is determined by the interplay between the nominal money supply and the prices of goods.

The real money supply in an economy can decrease when the nominal money supply goes down or goods prices rise. This is exactly what is currently happening around the world. The chart below shows the annual growth rate of the real money supply in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) from 1981 to October 2022. The real money supply recently contracted by 7.3 percent year on year. There has never been anything like this before. What is the reason?

The enormous rise in goods prices, i.e., the high inflation, is a consequence of central banks’ monetary policy. In the course of the politically dictated lockdowns, central banks have increased the money supply enormously. For example, the US Federal Reserve has expanded the M2 money stock by around 40 percent since the end of 2019, and the European Central Bank has increased the M3 money supply by 25 percent. As the growth in the supply of goods has not kept pace, a huge money supply overhang has emerged, which is now met with cost-push effects—such as the consequences of green policies, lockdowns, and the Ukraine war—unleashed in sky-high goods price inflation.

In the meantime, however, nominal money supply growth has fallen sharply again. In the US, it fell by 1.3 percent year on year in December 2022 and to 4.1 percent in the euro area. The reason: loan demand is declining, commercial banks are granting fewer loans, and consequently, the new money supply generated by bank lending is falling. Furthermore, central banks are no longer buying government bonds, which is one reason why the inflow of new money into the economy is drying up.

It may sound paradoxical, but in economic terms, the current high goods price inflation is reducing the money supply overhang, and along with now significantly reduced money supply growth, downward pressure on future inflation is already increasing.

However, if the real money supply continues to shrink as sharply as it is currently, the signs point to at least an economic slowdown and, more likely, a recession. When the real money supply in the economy shrinks, those holding cash become poorer. They can now no longer purchase the quantities of goods they previously bought and need to adjust their spending: stop buying more expensive goods or continue buying more expensive goods while forgoing other things. The result is a drop in aggregate demand.

This phenomenon is, by the way, well known in theory as the “real balance effect.” It goes back to the Israeli-American economist Don Patinkin (1922–95). Patinkin wanted to show, among other things, that the national economy can, so to speak, heal itself in crises without the need for government intervention. If, for example, goods prices fall in a recessionary depression, this strengthens the purchasing power of market players if and when the money supply remains unchanged. They can expand their demand for goods, and the economy works its way out of the crisis more or less automatically.

Applied to current conditions, we can see that a rather powerful negative money balance effect is unfolding: The initial increase in the quantity of money results in a rise of the real money supply, which fuels consumption and production. Then, goods price inflation takes off, and, at the same time, monetary expansion slows down. The result is a very sharp decline in the real money stock, which, in turn, leads to lower economic activity, even recession.

The contraction of output and employment, in turn, exerts downward pressure on rising goods prices, establishing a new relationship between the outstanding money stock and goods prices in accordance with peoples’ preferences. Once this adjustment has run its course and the nominal money stock remains unchanged, goods price inflation dies out. The economy ends up with a higher level of goods prices when compared with the situation before the nominal money supply had been increased.

So why do central banks want to raise interest rates even further? Monetary authorities fear that doing nothing and waiting in the current regime of sky-high inflation could erode people’s trust in unbacked paper currencies. That, in turn, would push up market participants’ inflation expectations—which, incidentally, is already happening—and create an even bigger inflation crisis further down the road. Moreover, central bank councils usually base their monetary policy on current inflation; they typically have little or no regard for the development of the real money supply.

The central banks thus—consciously or unconsciously—trigger a stabilization recession, an economic contraction to break the inflationary wave. At first glance, their plan could most likely work out. Because if the demand for goods drops, companies can only reduce their inventories by cutting prices. The leeway for passing on costs and speculation on future price increases diminishes. Higher wage demands fail to materialize. And most importantly, credit and money supply growth ebb away in a recession, mitigating future inflationary pressure. But at second glance, this is a very explosive approach in the current monetary environment.

A recession will likely put highly indebted economies under severe stress. Many debtors will no longer be able to service their debts. Loan defaults increase. As a result, banks become reluctant to grant new loans and demand repayment of expiring loans. Investor confidence in debt-ridden economies and financial markets is dwindling. The result would be a fulminant credit crisis, at least at the scale of the one in 2008/9. Investors fear that their interest and principal payments will not be made. Credit markets freeze and the unbacked monetary system is headed for collapse.

The economic pain would be enormous, and the political pressure on central banks to lower interest rates again and keep the economy afloat with new credit and more money would be foreseeable. In the hour of need, governments and the public at large will likely see the policy of the least evil in increasing the money supply. Even a sky-high inflation policy becomes acceptable from their point of view to escape a perceived even greater evil. There are quite a few examples of this tragic handling of the unbacked paper money system.

Just think of 2008/9 (the global financial and economic crisis) and 2020/21 (the crisis after the politically dictated lockdowns). To ward off the crises or keep them as small as possible, central banks lowered interest rates and drastically expanded the money supply. The outcome was inflation—asset price inflation from early 2009 or consumer goods price inflation, which reared its ugly head toward the end of 2021. From this perspective, it is not unlikely that history will repeat itself.

If central banks are not stopped from doing what they are doing—causing booms and busts by manipulating market interest rates downward and relentlessly expanding the quantity of money created out of thin air—their actions will eventually lead to a level of inflation well beyond what we have witnessed over the past year and a half. From this perspective, the sharply contracting real money stock in the world economy is—it has to be feared—the harbinger of a new round of super-easy monetary policy and super-high inflation, even hyperinflation, further down the road.

Forecast: Air Currents to Take China Spy Balloon Over US Heartland, Key Naval Base; Biden Refuses to Shoot It Down

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A NOAA air current model shows the China spy balloon is expected to traverse the United States heartland through the Midwest and Southern states on Friday before heading out to the Atlantic Ocean passing over the U.S. Navy base at Newport News, Virginia. Joe Biden refused to shoot down the balloon, however Secretary of State Antony Blinken cancelled a planned trip to Beijing in protest.

The NOAA HYSPLIT* model was used to reverse track the balloon from China. The balloon flew over the Aleutian Islands, then into Canada air space before crossing into U.S. airspace over Montana and a U.S. nuclear missile base on Wednesday.

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Forecasting shows it continuing across the U.S. on Friday:

The Pentagon has issued statements that downplayed the significance of the China spy balloon.

China issued a statement Friday morning regretting what it claimed is a civilian science experiment flying off course.

*”The Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory model (HYSPLIT)[1] is a computer model that is used to compute air parcel trajectories to determine how far and in what direction a parcel of air, and subsequently air pollutants, will travel. HYSPLIT is also capable of calculating air pollutant dispersion, chemical transformation, and deposition.[2] The HYSPLIT model was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Air Resources Laboratory and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Research Centere in 1998.[3] The model derives its name from the usage of both Lagrangian and Eulerian approaches.” (Wikipedia)

EXCLUSIVE: 37 Marxist Arizona State University Honors Faculty Members Sign Petition Against Robert Kiyosaki, Dennis Prager, And Charlie Kirk Speaking On Campus – PETITION AND NAMES INCLUDED

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Members of the radical left faculty at Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College have organized a petition against an event featuring Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki, best-selling author and PragerU founder Dennis Prager, and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.

The event is scheduled to be hosted on February 8 at the ASU Gammage Auditorium and will feature a panel discussion surrounding “solutions to the human pursuit of health, wealth, and happiness.”

Tickets for this event are available online!

Students will receive free admission at the box office upon presenting their high school, college, trade school, or community college student ID.

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The mere existence of these speakers on ASU’s campus has already sparked outrage among Marxist faculty members and students at the college.

As reported by ASU’s student-run propaganda rag, Arizona State Press,

The T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development at Barrett, The Honors College is hosting an event titled “Health, Wealth and Happiness” on Feb. 8 at ASU Gammage headlined by controversial political figures Dennis Prager, Charlie Kirk and embattled personal financial guru Robert Kiyosaki.

The Barrett-sponsored event sparked debate online, in the classroom and around campus when information was posted to Twitter on Jan. 26 about the ethics of opinion inclusivity and has raised questions among faculty about Barrett’s commitment to upholding its values.

In response, Barrett faculty organized a petition to disassociate the event from the honors college. The petition has been signed by 37 out of 47 Barrett faculty members as of Feb. 2.

ASU Barrett faculty affiliate Irina Levin told the paper, “I do not think that the decision to host these speakers at ASU’s premier venue is in congruence with Barrett’s principles as an institution.”

The Gateway Pundit exclusively obtained a copy of the “letter from Barrett faculty concerning the TW Lewis Center event ‘Health, Wealth, and Happiness’” signed by rogue faculty at ASU Barrett, addressed to Barrett Dean Tara Williams, and shared with students. In the letter, scheduled speakers are labeled “white nationalist provocateurs,” and their viewpoints are labeled “bigoted and anti-democratic,” “anti-intellectual,” and “The Big Lie.”

The letter cites George Soros-connected Media Matters and other left-wing sources for their slanderous attacks on the conservative speakers.

Professor April Miller, who appears to be spearheading the cancelation of these incredible speakers, sent the following letter to students, expressing her opposition and accusing the speakers of “spreading: hateful rhetoric that is harmful to many marginalized communities; anti-public education platforms; and health/medical disinformation.”

Miller also used her public Twitter account to call the event “an outrageous embarrassment” and accuse ASU of selling its soul for “money over ethics, donors before students.”

Other signatories of the petition, including Faculty Chair and Honors Faculty Fellow Jennifer Brian and Honors Faculty Fellow Alex Young, have used their Twitter platform to push disinformation and denounce the event. They are likely helping to lead this protest against free speech on campus.

The full letter states,

Letter from Barrett faculty concerning the TW Lewis Center event “Health, Wealth, and Happiness”

February 1, 2023

Dear Dean Williams,

We, the undersigned Barrett faculty, write to condemn the “Health, Wealth, and Happiness” event the TW Lewis Center for Personal Development is scheduled to host on February 8th, 2023, and to express a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the Lewis Center. We do not take this position lightly, as all of us believe Barrett should be a place where our students encounter a broad diversity of voices and viewpoints. This event marks the culmination of a long history of choices made by the leadership of the Lewis Center, the sum of which demonstrate a vision for the center that runs contrary to the core values of the Barrett community.

While we applaud and support the work our faculty colleagues have performed in developing the Lewis Center’s academic curriculum (often in spite of the Lewis Center leadership’s efforts to curtail their academic freedom), our concerns about the intellectual value of Lewis Center’s public programming are long standing. We have objected to speakers brought to campus to promote topics ranging from demonstrably fraudulent “speed reading” methods to anti-scientific claims about affective medicine that do not reflect the commitment to critical thinking central to Barrett’s education mission. Our concerns with the appearance of Robert Kiyosaki, whose key claims in his bestselling book have been widely debunked and whose public speaking engagements on wealth generation have been exposed as sales schemes, at the 2/8 event are in this vein.

Our objections to two of the scheduled speakers at the “Health, Wealth and Happiness” event, however, exceed those previous worries by an order of magnitude. Dennis Prager and Charlie Kirk are purveyors of hate who have publicly attacked women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, as well as the institutions of our democracy, including our public institutions of higher education. By platforming and legitimating their extreme anti-intellectual and anti-democratic views, Barrett will not be furthering the cause of democratic exchange at ASU, but undermining it in ways that could further marginalize the most vulnerable members of our community.

While their national media profiles are familiar to most, beneath our signatures we have compiled some of Prager and Kirk’s most recent bigoted and anti-democratic public positions. Rather than rehearse those positions at length, we would like to pose several questions regarding the choice to host these speakers:

  • How are Barrett faculty to provide a welcoming community for our LGBTQ students when we are hosting speakers who regularly employ anti-trans slurs on air and have suggested that gay people are incapable of thinking “as a person”?
  • How can Barrett claim to prepare students for democratic citizenship when we are inviting speakers who regularly attack our democracy, promoting “the big lie” about the 2020 election, and, in the case of Kirk, pleading the fifth when questioned by congress about his role organizing the January Sixth Insurrection?

We hope to hear from you soon regarding this urgently important matter. Our collective efforts to promote Barrett as a home for inclusive excellence demand that we distance ourselves from the hate that these provocateurs hope to legitimate by attaching themselves to Barrett’s name.

Sincerely,

Abby Loebenberg

Abby Wheatley

Adam Rigoni

Alex Young

April Miller

Benjamin Fong

Christiane Fontinha de Alcantara

Dagmar Van Engen

David Agruss

Don Fette

Elizabeth Meloy

Gabriella Soto

Georgette Briggs

Irina Levin

Jacquie Scott

Jennifer Brian

John Lynch

Joseph Foy

Joseph O’Neil

Laura Jakubczak

Laurie Stoff

Lisa Barca

Mathew Sandoval

Matthew Voorhees

Michael Ostling

Mina Suk

Nilanjana Bhattacharjya

Peter Schmidt

Phillip Cortes

Rachel Fedock

Rebecca Soares

Robert Mack

Sarah Graff

Taylor Hines

Resources and Links

Dennis Prager:

On racial justice:

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On women’s rights:

On democracy:

On public health:

Charlie Kirk:

On racial justice:

On the LGBTQ Community:

On women’s rights:

On democracy:

On public health:

On higher education in America:

It appears that more names were recently added to the petition, as reported by ASU’s State Press.

Leftist faculty and Students also flocked to attack @barretthonors’ tweet about this event.

This goes against ASU’s claims of being “an exemplar when it comes to our commitment to free speech.”

ASU President Michael Crow released a statement in November 2019, communicating, “we can share thoughts and ideas without repressing the thoughts and ideas of others. We can speak and behave in ways that serve to inform and enlighten without threatening or intimidating others. We can and should learn from perspectives different from our own.” He continued, “ASU is committed to free, robust and uninhibited sharing of ideas among all members of the university community and we strive to provide an environment that fosters the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression.”

“I am proud that ASU has been noted as an exemplar when it comes to our commitment to free speech,” Crow finished. 

No known statements have been made in support of free speech and intellectual freedom in light of this petition. Where is Michael Crow?

This is a developing story.

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Former Aide Doug Schoen on Bill Clinton: Distracted by Lewinsky Scandal, He Took His Eye Off Bin Laden

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Democrat campaign pollster and former Bill Clinton aide Doug Schoen has a new memoir, “POWER: THE 50 TRUTHS, The Definitive Insider’s Guide.”

The memoir claims that Bill Clinton, absorbed and distracted by the unfolding Monica Lewinsky scandal, took his attention away from Osama Bin Laden allowing the terror mastermind to plan the attacks on 9/11.

Schoen was as a White House adviser and senior campaign aide to Bill Clinton during his 1996 re-election bid.  Schoen has worked across the aisle over his decades of political work.

The New York Post reports:

But Schoen was baffled and disturbed by Clinton’s lack of discipline that led him to have sex with White House intern Lewinsky, derailing his second term, triggering House impeachment and forever tarnishing his reputation — particularly diminishing his stature during the #MeToo era.

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“I watched this unraveling happen close up, in painful slow motion, from inside the White House …. I watched the White House surreptitiously mount a whispering campaign to discredit Lewinsky,” said Schoen.

“There was also, I believe, a serious impact on national security. On Aug. 20, 1998, Clinton ordered cruise missile strikes against al Qaeda in Sudan and Afghanistan in retaliation for the bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The strikes, named Operation Infinite Reach, missed Osama bin Laden,” Schoen writes.

“Beset by the Lewinsky affair, the Clinton Administration lost focus and leverage to pursue him aggressively and bin Laden struck again on 9/11,” he writes.

Schoen continues that Clinton never really understood what all the “fuss” was about regarding the Lewinsky scandal.

He said Clinton “never understood the fundamental problem” and always “insisted that passive receipt of oral pleasure was not sex — a concept that someone who is not a former law professor like him might struggle to comprehend.”

“To this day,” Schoen writes, “he appears befuddled by the Monica fuss. When she co-produced a TV miniseries about the saga in 2021, the fact that he was unable to offer her the apology she is owed left me disappointed and saddened.”

He said Bill Clinton has lost his once “broad popularity” during the #MeToo movement that has zero tolerance of sexual harassment and mistreatment of women.

“Sometimes, Clinton can no longer even appear in public without sparking angry protests,” Schoen said.

Biden Turns His Back on Reporters, Refuses to Answer Questions About the Chinese Spy Balloon Making Its Way Across US (VIDEO)

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Joe Biden on Friday delivered remarks on the January jobs report from his fake White House set in the South Court Auditorium.

Biden answered some questions after his remarks.

One reporter asked Biden about the Chinese spy balloon and he turned around and walked away.

The Pentagon is tracking a Chinese spy balloon that was spotted over Billings, Montana on Wednesday.

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According to reports, the high-altitude surveillance balloon flew over the Aleutian Islands, through Canada and ended up in Montana.

The balloon is expected to make its way across the US.

As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, a NOAA air current model shows the China spy balloon is expected to make its way across the United States before heading out to the Atlantic Ocean passing over the U.S. Navy base at Newport News, Virginia.

Biden’s Pentagon refuses to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon and secure US airspace because of concerns over a so-called ‘debris field.’

A reporter asked Biden about the spy balloon and he walked away.

“Mr. President, when and how will you remove the [Chinese spy] balloon?” a reporter asked Biden.

Biden turned his back and shuffled away.

WATCH:

Breaking: Antony Blinken Cancels Beijing Trip Indefinitely After Trump Calls for Biden to Shoot Down Balloon

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken canceled a scheduled trip to Beijing this weekend in response to China sending a large surveillance balloon over the Northwest United States this week. Blinken’s cancellation comes after President Trump called on the Biden administration to shoot down the balloon. Joe Biden has instead decided to let the balloon continue spying on the U.S. As TGP reported Thursday night, the balloon flight is a great affront by China President Xi Jinping to Biden and Blinken.

Screen image via KSVI-TV.

The AP reported Blinken’s cancellation (excerpt):

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed a planned high-stakes weekend diplomatic trip to China as the Biden administration weighs a broader response to the discovery of a high-altitude Chinese balloon flying over sensitive sites in the western United States, a U.S. official said Friday.

The abrupt decision came despite China’s claim that the balloon was a weather research satellite that had blown off course. The U.S. has described it as a surveillance satellite.

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The decision came just hours before Blinken had been due to depart Washington for Beijing and marked a new blow to already strained U.S.-Chinese relations. The official said Blinken and President Joe Biden determined it was best not to proceed with the trip at this time.

Early Friday morning, President Trump posted a blunt statement about the balloon on Truth Social, “SHOOT DOWN THE BALLOON!”

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command issued a joint statement late Thursday night staing the balloon was not a military threat.

“This is a Hell-Hole Here on the Left” – Dr. Naomi Wolf Discusses How Americans Are Looking at Politics and How COVID Vaccine Facts Affect Their Perceptions

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Dr. Wolf continues to drop shocking information related to COVID vaccines and the damage and death they are causing. 

Dr. Naomi Wolf and The Daily Clout recently released “War Room/Daily Clout Pfizer Documents Analysis Reports – Find Out What Pfizer, FDA Tried to Conceal”.

This volume includes 50 reports written by highly-credentialed War Room/DailyClout Pfizer Documents Analysis Project volunteers who studied the Pfizer documents released under court order by the US FDA.

The book has reached #6 Paid Kindle Nonfiction Best Sellers USA and is #1 in Education Theory Research,  Science Methodology & Statistics and  Scientific Research.

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According to the book, Pfizer knew during the clinical trial that its COVID-19 mRNA drug was harmful on a large scale, could be shed from person to person, and even contributed to deaths. Despite this knowledge, Pfizer and the FDA, assisted by the CDC and mainstream media, suppressed this information and prevented people from being able to give informed consent to receive treatment.

“The Pfizer Reports eBook provides an extensive analysis of the primary source Pfizer clinical trial documents to the public. The reports show that Pfizer knew during the trial that its COVID-19 mRNA drug was harmful on a large scale, could be shed from person to person, and even contributed to deaths,” said Amy Kelly, Project Manager of the Pfizer Document Investigations Team. “People who took this medication were not fully informed about its harms prior to receiving it, so one of the core tenets of medicine – informed consent for patients – was grossly violated.”

“The groundbreaking new book sends shockwaves through Pfizer’s criminal enterprise.” writes The Vigilant Fox in a review of the ebook documents. Mr. Fox further states “Seventy-five years. That’s how long Pfizer and the FDA tried to hide the Pfizer documents from public view — long after just about everyone affected is dead. It wasn’t until renowned attorney Aaron Siri led a FOIA case against the FDA that a federal judge ordered the documents to be released in 108 days, the same amount of time it took the FDA to approve the Covid-19 injections.

Last week Dr. Wolf was on with Bannon and did not hold back when she described the seriousness of these dangerous poison shots that are causing horrible internal damage and killing so far tens of thousands of Westerners.

Dr. Naomi Wolf on COVID Vaccine: “A Bioweapon – Manufactured in Concert with the CCP – In a Slow Way to Debilitate If Not Kill Off the Population of North America and Western Europe” (VIDEO)

This was shocking news but Dr. Wolf backs it up.  In a more recent interview on the War Room, Dr. Wolf discusses the political atmosphere at this time and then she discusses some findings from her and her colleagues’ work related to results for children taking vaccines.

Dr. Wolf notes that a sample of children was given the COVID vaccine and this never should have happened.  Children under 12 received an unlawful mRNA vaccine and the results were horrible.

Watch this smart interview on where we are in politics and with COVID and how they are connected below.

Leftist ‘Agitators’ Behind the Scenes in NYC Illegal Hotel Standoff

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The Gateway Pundit reported on the standoff at the Watson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen NYC where hundreds of illegals, housed on the American taxpayer’s dime, are refusing to relocate to Mayor Eric Adams’s mega-shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

City officials initiated the relocation to move single adult men from the hotel to the mega-shelter to make room for women and families at the hotel location.

Efforts to frame the protest as an “organic uprising: fail to acknowledge that the usual suspects, leftist  “professional agitators,” are in the background of the standoff.

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The New York Post reports:

The activists who city officials blamed for helping fuel the migrant standoff outside Manhattan’s Watson Hotel included a “community organizer” from California and a New York writer who sparked controversy with an open letter that got her fired by Yelp.

At least one person in the group also apparently distributed an anti-cop leaflet produced by an anarchist organization that bills itself as a “rebel alliance” dedicated to “action against all the forces that threaten your freedom.”

On Wednesday, Mayor Eric Adams blasted the activists as “agitators that just really, I think, are doing a disservice to migrants and doing a disservice to the children and families we’re moving to hotels.”

City Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Manuel Castro also accused the rabble rousers of outright lying to migrants, telling Univision that they “seek some political motive.”

“They are telling them that we are establishing detention centers, which is incorrect,” Castro said.

The Post has identified:

Caroline WongA Queens native, Wong told The Post she now lives in Los Angeles and came to the Big Apple through her job as a national organizer for the leftist Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary.

Wong said four other members of the group, known as BAMN, joined her at the standoff Wednesday morning, with plans for even more arrivals.

Tailia JaneOf Brooklyn, was fired from Yelp in 2016 after posting an open letter to the company’s chairman in which she complained about not making enough money as a customer service representative for its Eat24 food-delivery affiliate in San Francisco.

Sergio Tupac Uzurin— is a member of the immigrant-advocacy group NYC ICE Watch who’s publicly called for empty luxury apartments to be turned over to migrants.

Meryl RanzerBut in a 2019 essay posted on the Medium website, Ranzer — who handles communication and social media for Respond Crisis Translation — seemingly suggested that guilt might be a motivating factor.

“White women have access to power that others may not have, there are ways to leverage our privilege while standing behind and beside those who are marginalized and taking direction from them,” she wrote.