COP 26: Loch Ness and Other Monsters

In 1973, Leonard Nimoy starred in a series entitled In Search of in which he went off searching for all sorts of myths, legends and hoaxes.  In one memorable episode, the former Mister Spock went off in search of Scotland’s legendary Loch Ness Monster.

(1973?  Dating myself… We were little!)

CFACT is in Scotland for the UN conference on climate change in search of exaggerated weather claims, mistaken public policy, wasteful spending, hidden agendas, hypocrites, Socialists, and so-called “solutions” that solve absolutely nothing.

If you’ve been paying attention, you know CFACT has had no problem locating way too much of the above.

With your help, CFACT’s hunt has been so successful in fact, we decided to follow Nimoy, and so many others, and try our luck in search of Scotland’s most famous, most elusive monster, “Nessie” herself.

Pete Murphy posted our findings to CFACT.org.  Take it from here, Pete: 

Drumnadrochit, Scotland U.K.

The business of the 26th United Nations Climate Summit took a lull in the action, which allowed for some light-hearted business mixed with sight-seeing by the CFACT crew.

We decided to go in search of the legendary, cryptic “Loch Ness Monster,” which took us to the northern Scotland village of Drumadrochit, a three-hour drive from Glasgow through the Scottish countryside in a fossil-fueled vehicle.

And we found it!!

From the 16th century ruins of the Urquhart Castle on the west bank of Loch Ness Lake, CFACT leadership, dressed in Scottish kilt, hit pay dirt. It not only located the Loch Ness monster, but befriended this beast and its new friend, the visiting Sasquatch!!

The climate change issue is the Loch Ness legend on a far grander scale. We are now in at least the fourth decade since politicians and hucksters alike sounded the alarm about inexorable global warming, which followed a generation of know-it-alls that predicted an upcoming ice age, planetary starvation from overpopulation, and related calamities. In many respects, there is about as much reason to believe a disastrous, imminent global warming apocalypse as there is a Nessie and Big Foot roaming about Earth.

Climate is changing, but in a natural and historically consistent way with mankind’s influence tangential at best and of arguable significance regardless.

But the beat goes on with the catastrophic climate narrative, as does the Loch Ness myth. The latter story has playfully become a tourist attraction; the former is reaching the point of parody.

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Top COVID Tweets of the Day

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There are times when social media sites, like Twitter, have some very interesting information about a hot topic. Covid and getting jabbed are on the top of the list on Twitter these days. We have decided to provide our readers with the best tweets of the day on a topic. Todays is Covid.

Here’s some tweets about Covid. Enjoy!

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Woke medicine now has its own dictionary

The American Medical Association has veered sharply to the left.


The American Medical Association represents fewer than 15% of practicing physicians in the United States. It’s difficult to know exactly. But its influence is all out of proportion to its membership.

Which makes its pivot to the left significant for American healthcare. The AMA has gone broke for woke. In 2019 it launched the AMA Center for Health Equity to embed “racial justice and equity” into all aspects of “AMA enterprise, culture, systems, policies, practices”. It will do this by “consistently using lenses of racial, gender, LGBTQ+, disability, class and social justices”.

Its Organizational Strategic Plan for 2021 to 2023 endorses all the nostrums of critical race theory, ranging from structural injustice to breast-beating about historic wrongs to challenging “malignant” and dominant narratives. These include “a narrow focus on individuals; an historical perspective; the myth of meritocracy; the myth of a zero-sum game; a limited future orientation; the myth of American exceptionalism; and white supremacy”.

This week the AMA released its woke-speak guide, “Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts“. This 54-page document calls upon doctors to embellish medical prose with explanations of the social dysfunction which underlie “marginalization and inequity due to sexism, class oppression, homophobia, xenophobia and ableism”.

The Grumpy Economist (a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford) complained about the new rules.

I found this document interesting, among other reasons, because I thought I already spoke woke. I thought the left-hand column was already the Proper Terminology. They are, after all, already in the mandatory passive voice. How wrong I was! How many more mouthfuls of word salad it is going to take to get through a sentence. Or … last point, to get an article accepted in a medical journal.”

In its explanation of the reasons for revising medical discourse, the AMA explains that “in all cases, pursuing equity requires disavowing words that are rooted in systems of power that reinforce discrimination and exclusion.”

So, Doctor, from now on, please use Black instead of black; historically and intentionally excluded instead of disadvantaged; equity instead of equality; persons with a history of incarceration instead of felon; historically marginalized instead of minority, social injustice instead of social problem; and so on.

This tends to raise the word count as the following table demonstrates:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE NACCHO TABLE

There is no doubt that doctors have ignored the social conditions of their patients in the past. There is definitely something to be said for a greater awareness of structural injustice in the practice of medicine. But rebuilding medical education from top to bottom to prioritise public health over individual health and Marxism over free enterprise may not be the best way for the AMA to boost its flagging membership.

Learning to speak Woke instead of English may just be too big a price to pay.

COLUMN BY

Michael Cook

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The FDA is Holding Up Potentially Life-Saving COVID Treatments

We may already have potentially life-saving pills that can treat COVID-19 and drastically reduce the chances of death. It’s just currently illegal to prescribe or sell them, thanks to the Food and Drug Administration.

The treatments in question include a new pill to treat COVID-19 developed by Pfizer. The company says the pill was highly effective in its trials, reducing the risk of an infected patient dying or being hospitalized by 89 percent. According to the Washington Post, “The effect of the Pfizer drug was found to be so strong midway through the study that an independent committee monitoring the clinical trial recommended it be stopped early.”

Another company, Merck, has developed a pill it says reduces the chances of serious illness and death by 50 percent and requested FDA approval last month. It is still waiting on approval, although it was approved on November 5 in the United Kingdom.

As far as the Pfizer treatment is concerned, the request for FDA emergency approval has already been submitted. We’re literally just waiting on them to get their act together and meet (virtually!) to discuss it, and apparently the FDA won’t be doing so until after Thanksgiving. This means that the Pfizer treatments won’t start getting administered until December at the earliest.

To be clear, I’m not a doctor, and I can’t testify that these treatments are, in fact, as effective as the companies’ trials claim. But what I can say with certainty is that with 750,000 Americans having died of or with COVID-19 and thousands more dying each week, sick people should have the legal option to take these treatments if they want to.

As the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney pointed out, “In the past 30 days, more than 37,000 people died of COVID in the United States, according to the CDC. Over the next 35 days, [the Pfizer treatment] could prevent tens of thousands of avoidable deaths. But instead, the FDA won’t immediately let Pfizer sell a drug it knows to be lifesaving.”

“This isn’t the behavior of a government set on maximizing public health,” Carney concluded. “This is a bureaucracy religiously devoted to its own tedious rules to the point of defeating its own purpose for existence.”

Indeed it is. This latest FDA failure offers a painful reminder of how entrenched, powerful government bureaucracies threaten progress and harm society. That’s a lesson worth remembering long after the pandemic ends.

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VIDEO: Biden Treason! Exposing U.S. Troops to Terrorists & Most Deadly Vax Ever

Joe Biden is literally killing American servicemen and women. Biden cares more about forcing the COVID shot into the arms of the U.S. military than he does about protecting our guys in hell-holes like Afghanistan. Biden is exposing our troops to terrorists and they are getting killed.

But he’s also exposing the military to a long-term potential death sentence by forcing them to participate (unwillingly or unknowingly) in the largest human clinical trial of mRNA spike proteins ever. Biden cares more about this political wedge issue (COVID vax) than he does about protecting our troops from actual, lethal threats.

Graham Ledger speaks with Dr. Peter McCullough about how and why the COVID jabs are the greatest vaccine failure in world history.

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VIDEO: The Left Continues to Embrace Fear and Ignore Science

It’s been two months since the Biden administration announced plans to require 100 million American workers to get the COVID-19 shot, and three months since the administration handed down mandates for all federal employees and military personnel. Yet in all that time, the administration still has not bothered to address the elephant in the room: Why trample on the constitutional and privacy rights of Americans to force a shot for a virus with an over 98 percent survival rate and to which nearly half of all Americans have natural immunity?

As it turns out, this question is just one in a packed room full of elephants left unaddressed by the administration. With yesterday’s announcement from Pfizer stating that they have developed an antiviral COVID pill which could cut hospitalizations and deaths by almost 90 percent, another elephant has now been squeezed into the room.

Dr. Andrew Bostom, Clinical Trialist and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Brown University, joined “Washington Watch” yesterday and pointed out that the targeted approach that was used to test the new pill should have been the strategy used for the COVID vaccine to begin with.

“They [the COVID pill researchers] didn’t willy nilly start treating people at very low risk for severe consequences from COVID,” Dr. Bostom said. “They went right to the high-risk groups.”

He went on to note that, just as there are many unanswered questions about the long-term health effects of the COVID vaccine, questions remain about how the new antiviral pill might affect healthy cells. “The point is, it’s very different than these mass vaccination programs,” he said. “And remember, we never developed a successful vaccine for HIV. We work more along [the new COVID pill testing] kind of model and made it a very, very manageable disease. I think there’s a lesson to be learned here.”

All of this underscores a key concept that the Left and the mainstream media have been ignoring since the beginning of the entire COVID vaccine debate: let’s follow the science. Instead, the Biden administration has embraced — with the media cheerleading — a bizarre and dangerous approach: dictate first, ask questions later.

As Dr. Bostom made clear, this approach was wrongheaded from the very beginning. “The whole idea of treatment of COVID — and it should have applied to vaccination — should have always been to target those at high risk. The vast preponderance of the population is at risk for a relatively mild and self-limited flu-like syndrome, or even a cold in very immune kids. And so the development of either the vaccines or the drug should always have focused on [those at] the highest risk.”

Instead, Americans are now faced with a one-size-fits-all mandate that not only ignores scientific precedent and common sense, as Dr. Bostom elucidated, but more importantly ignores the Constitution, with 27 states filing suit against the Biden administration’s mandate.

News about the new COVID pill is just one of many reasons why the American people are more concerned about inflation and the economy than they are about COVID. It is now becoming increasingly clear that never-ending mask and vaccine mandates is a losing strategy for Democrats.

Even so, the Left will probably continue to try to make fear the central component of their political agenda — fear of COVID, fear of capitalism, fear of parents, fear of unplanned pregnancies, fear of biological sex, fear of border enforcement, fear of climate change, etc. But as the November elections demonstrated, the American people are tired of being afraid.

COLUMN BY

Dan Hart

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New Poll: Majority Oppose Trans Actions [Video]

While Democratic strategists sort through the wreckage of last week’s elections, looking for clues about where they went wrong, there’s another spectacular flop they can add to their political autopsy: radical transgenderism. According to pollsters, one issue that might have tipped the scales in Virginia (and rattled the entire New Jersey political establishment) is the Left’s obsession with gender ideology. The American people might have been open to the movement two years ago — but the last 24 months of pronoun disputes, bathroom attacks, woke curriculum, and transgender sports certainly seems to have cured them.

Most people didn’t need the polling to confirm what the parents’ uprising was already telling us: Americans are fed up with the Left’s onslaught of LGBT extremism. It’s everywhere — in our grocery aisles, on our televisions, in our schools, even our greatest pastimes. These days, people can’t even buy a candy bar without being hit over the head with the message that it’s perfectly normal to choose your own reality. Turns out, the Left’s ruthless, in-your-face crusade is turning people off. Big time.

When Harvard University teamed up with Harris Polling to take the country’s temperature on the issue, even they were stunned at the shift. Americans aren’t just opposed to the transgender ideology — their opposition is skyrocketing. Usually, the far-Left likes to chip away public opinion, desensitizing them with personal stories, mainstream ads, and other disarming PR. That’s clearly not working here. By a 62-38 margin, Americans don’t think people should be able to choose their own genders and pronouns.

On its own, that’s a bombshell statistic. A solid majority of the country rejects the gender extremism gripping our culture. But it’s even more astounding when you consider where those numbers were two years ago. In 2019, the country was split right down the middle — 50/50 — on whether we should accommodate people who identify as transgender. That’s a double-digit swing in favor of biological truth! Just as encouraging, Harvard/Harris asked if people believed there were two genders or more than two. Seventy-two percent of Americans (including 62 percent of Democrats) insisted there were just two.

Let’s hope both political parties are listening. While the Democrats seem incapable of course correction, the Republican National Committee could certainly use some. After the GOP sweep in Virginia (thanks, in large part, to opposition over these very transgender policies), the RNC confused everyone this weekend by embracing the LGBT cause voters rejected! Moms and dads, who’ve been working fast and furiously to stop the transgender agenda in public schools, have to be scratching their heads. For the last several months, Americans finally started viewing Republicans as the party of common sense on education and gender. Now, the RNC seems intent on jeopardizing their trust by throwing the door open to a movement that has been pushing policies that are hostile to religious freedom and parental rights.

Launching a Pride Coalition was a bad idea to begin with, but it seems especially tone-deaf now that Americans are running away from the agenda the RNC stuck their necks out to support. It may be time for new leadership at the RNC — leadership that reflects the values of the party’s own platform.

For more on how the transgender movement is recruiting your children, don’t miss this eye-opening panel from the Pray Vote Stand Summit.

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It’s the Weather, Not the Climate, Stupid!

Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy.


What is Weather?

According to BYJU’S

  • The day-to-day conditions of the atmosphere at a place with respect to elements like humidity, temperature, wind speed, rainfall, etc. is called the weather of that place.
  • Weather can be cloudy, sunny, rainy, stormy or clear. It is a part of the natural phenomenon which maintains the equilibrium in the atmosphere.
  • But conditions can be worse sometimes. When the atmospheric conditions are extreme or intense enough to cause property loss or life loss, such weather is termed as severe weather.
  • These also vary according to the altitudes, latitudes, and region and pressure differences. Tornadoes, cyclones, heavy rainfall, fog, winter storms come under this category. They are disastrous and hazardous. Proper disaster management and strategies are required to handle these conditions.

Weather is the key factor in our daily lives. The weather determines how we heat/cool our homes, how we dress to keep warm or fight the heat and how we live our lives. If your an Eskimo living in Alaska you deal with different weather conditions than someone who is living in Florida, for example.

Why are we so focused on the Climate?

Climate was in use in English for well over a hundred years before we began to use the word in the 16th century to refer to weather conditions. So climate is synonymous with the weather. Then mankind began to use the phrase climate change in 1956.

Skeptical Science, whose mission is to debunk climate misinformation by presenting peer-reviewed science and explaining the techniques of science denial, noted this about the phrase climate change:

“The roots of the term have been around since 1956, when a scientist referred to it as ‘climactic change’ in a paper. By the ’80s, ‘climactic change’ had morphed into ‘climate change’ and entered popular discourse.”

BYJU’S Factors Affecting Weather:

  • All the changes that happen in the weather are made by the sun. Because the sun has a very high temperature and it is a huge sphere of hot gases. It is the main source of heat and light for the earth. It is even the primary source of energy hence affects the weather.
  • The energy reflected and absorbed by the earth’s surface, the oceans and the atmosphere play an important role in determining the weather at any place.
  • Gases like methane, water vapour and carbon dioxide also play a role in determining the weather.

So is it weather or climate?

Why I’m a Conservationist and not an Environmentalist

I deeply care about the planet earth and about all of the creatures living on the land and in our seas, rivers and oceans. However, I am not a environmentalist. Rather I am a conservationist.

According to Merriam-Webster, a conservationist is “a person who advocates conservation especially of natural resources.”

In contrast, an environmentalist is defined as one “concerned about environmental quality especially of the human environment with respect to the control of pollution.”

Do you see the difference?

Conservationism

A conservationist uses what has been given to us to use. He or she does not want to control people but give people access to all natural resources but task people to use these natural resources for the good of all of mankind. Not to do so is blasphemy.

I believe that it is mankind’s duty to use our God given natural resources. I also believe that God tasks us to use them wisely. I believe in waste not, want not.

Environmentalism

Environmentalists, unlike conservationists, want to prevent mankind from using earth’s natural resources. Environmentalism wants to “save the planet” by sacrificing the lives, liberties and prosperity  of mankind.

An environmentalist is focused neither on nature nor on science. An environmentalist is focused on controlling pollution by controlling people. Environmentalists have killed millions of people (e.g. when environmentalists banned DDT which lead to the deaths of millions who succumbed to malaria in third world countries from infected mosquitoes).

In order to control the people environmentalists have over time pushed three myths (big lies):

  1. Myth #1: Human Extinction Due To Climate Change Is Imminent

Conclusion

I believe Theodore Roosevelt said it best, “To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”

It’s not about pollution at all.

Environmentalists want to reduce the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere. They forget that it’s CO2 that feeds the plants and makes them green and grow faster thereby producing more for mankind to consume. Remember learning about photosynthesis in high school? Photosynthesis is when plants convert sunlight into energy.

According to AskNature.org:

or the first half of Earth’s life to date, oxygen was all but absent from an atmosphere made mostly of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane. The evolution of animals and life as we now know it owe everything to .

About 2.5 billion years ago, —the first organisms that used sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and sugars via photosynthesis—transformed our atmosphere. Later, algae evolved with this ability, and about 0.5 billion years ago, the first land plants sprouted.

Algae, plankton, and land plants now work together to keep our atmosphere full of oxygen.

Genesis 1: 27-30 reads:

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’ Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground–everything that has the breath of life in it–I give every green plant for food.’ And it was so.

Don’t fall for the environmentalist’s big lies. Believe in the truth. God’s truth.

We have been given great bounty and we are tasked to give thanks for it.

Remember what Edmund Burke wrote,

“There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations.”

As we approach Thanksgiving Day 2021 perhaps we should bow our heads in prayer and be most thankful for our conservationists who give us food, drink and with this bounty, health and prosperity.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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COP 26: Obama & AOC Fly In

Barack Obama may have served as the 44th President of the United States, but he is just as wrong as anyone else who approaches global warming from deep roving left field.

“For those listening back home in the U.S., let me say this,” Obama told UN COP 26, “It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat if your Florida house is flooded by rising seas, or your crops fail in the Dakotas or your California house is burning down.”

Sorry to inform you, Mister President, all those things are WEATHER, NOT CLIMATE.  It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, short or tall, crop production is setting records, California fires are historically normal, and sea level has risen at the same minuscule pace since before the industrial revolution.

“It’s not just that we can’t afford to go backward,” Obama said. “We can’t afford to stay where we are. The world has to step up and it has to step up now.”

The U.K. Independent commented, “The emptiness of these promises shows COP26 — and the future COP27, COP28, COP129 — for the farce that it is. This is not a serious attempt to solve the climate crisis. It’s a chance for world leaders to pat themselves on the back for doing barely anything in the past and pledge to do stuff they’ll never do in the future. Obama is famed for inspiring hope, but today his words ring hollow.”

Obama called for wealthy nations to spend much more.  The Paris Climate Accord contains plans to redistribute $100 billion per year to poor nations.  Funding never reached that level and the developing world is not happy. At a UN conference in Bonn years ago, a delegate from the island of Tonga approached CFACT’s delegation and asked, “you’re Americans?  When are you sending the money?” Climate cash is the reason they signed onto the Paris agreement in the first place.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also jetted in to Glasgow to push the Green New Deal.  “I have worked very hard on advancing the Civilian Climate Corps, which is now successfully in the Build Back Better Act,” AOC said, “we’ll seek to mobilize over 300,000 jobs for young people in emissions draw down and environmental injustice.”

That’s a pretty big reveal AOC made.  If she is correct, the Biden social spending bill still contains funding for AOC to mobilize, indoctrinate and deploy a vast brigade of climate campaigners to harry and subdue the rest of us.  There seems no end to the bad policy crammed into Biden’s bill.  That’s no way to “build back better.”

The UN announced today that it has performed an analysis that the pledges made at COP 26 are insufficient to keep the globe from warming over its (arbitrary) 1.5 degree C target.  The UN announced that 2.4 degrees seems more likely.  Of course that is based on climate computer modeling, not reality.

The good news?  Climate computer modeling ALWAYS runs too hot!

P.S. Don’t let Obama and AOC have the last word on climate!  Help CFACT present the facts that debunk the global warming narrative.  Please donate right now and let’s beat the Left with hard work and devastating facts.

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Doctor Diagnosed Patient With ‘Climate Change’ in Canada

Here we go…..

Climate change is the greatest political fraud of our time – the earth has been warming for millions of years. It’s the very definition of the emperors new clothes. But it provides the left with a hammer.

The ‘boogie man” is about to get the COVID clampdown treatment.

Doctor blames asthma suffered by patient on ‘climate change’ after historic heat wave killed 500 in Canada

  • A British Columbia emergency room doctor diagnosed a patient with ‘climate change’ after believing his asthma worsened as a result of a historic heat wave
  • He said his patient’s health was also exacerbated by poor air quality linked to forest fires in the province during the summer
  • Nearly 500 Canadians were killed, mostly in British Columbia, during a five-day heat wave as temperatures surged past 121F
    Climate change will kill 250,000 per year between 2030 and 2050 from malnutrition, malaria, and heat stress, the World Health Organization says

By Michelle Thompson For Dailymail.Com, 7 November 2021

A Canadian doctor pointed to ‘climate change’ as the cause for a patient’s asthma after finding that an unprecedented heat wave and poor air quality contributed to the person’s deteriorating health.

Dr. Kyle Merritt, who works at a Nelson, British Columbia hospital, said the environmental hazards prompted him to make his first ‘climate change’ clinical diagnosis after treating the patient who came in struggling to breathe.

‘If we’re not looking at the underlying cause, and we’re just treating the symptoms, we’re just gonna keep falling further and further behind,’ the emergency room doctor told Glacier Media.

‘It’s me trying to just… process what I’m seeing.’

The diagnosis came shortly after a historic heat wave in June killed nearly 500 Canadians during a five-day period as temperatures surged past 121F.

When the heat wave passed, it was replaced by another health threat as thick smoke from wildfires compromised air quality.

‘We’re in the emergency department, we look after everybody, from the most privileged to the most vulnerable, from cradle to grave, we see everybody. And it’s hard to see people, especially the most vulnerable people in our society, being affected. It’s frustrating,’ he said.

Merritt also spoke about a patient in her 70s whose ailments were exacerbated during the heat wave.

‘She has diabetes. She has some heart failure. … She lives in a trailer, no air conditioning,’ he told the outlet. ‘All of her health problems have all been worsened. And she’s really struggling to stay hydrated.’

The observations made by Merritt and other doctors throughout the western Canadian province promoted the colleagues to launch Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health.

The healthcare professionals are using the group to advocate for better health by protecting the environment, they said on the website.

‘We are deeply concerned about the climate crisis and its impact on health,’ the group’s website says. ‘This summer, our patients experienced extreme weather events of heat dome, drought, and severe wildfires. Record-breaking temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius in June and air pollution from wildfires reached 43 times the amount of safe levels throughout July and August. ‘

Read the rest…

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BIDEN’S BOLSHEVIK: Saule Omarova wants to ‘bankrupt’ the fossil fuel industry to ‘tackle climate change’

“The goal of socialism is communism.” – Vladimir Lenin


Why Saule Omarova is Biden’s Bolshevik

On November 6 and 7, 1917, leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launched a nearly bloodless coup d’état against the Duma’s provisional government. It now appears that Biden has appointed a Bolshevik as his Comptroller of the Currency.

The Conservative View reported on Biden’s Comptroller of the Currency Saule Omarova:

Joe Biden wants to put an actual Communist — self-proclaimed “radical” Cornell University law school professor Saule Omarova — in charge of the nation’s banking system.

Omarova graduated from the Soviet Union’s Moscow State University in 1989 on the Lenin Personal Academic Scholarship, according to the Wall Street Journal. As recently as 2019, she was still praising the USSR’s economic system as in some ways superior to our own. “Say what you will about old USSR, there was no gender pay gap there. Market doesn’t always ‘know best.’” [Emphasis added]

Read the full article.

Now Omarova wants to bankrupt America’s oil, coal and natural gas industries for the greater good of climate change. Watch:

Climate Change and Big Brother

Al Gore wants “big brother” to watch you if you oppose Biden’s climate change agenda. Watch Al Gore’s latest ‘solution’ to Climate Change is mass surveillance:

Public Debt is a Public Good? Not!

In the tweet below Omarova wants more public debt.

Why? Because, according to her socialist thinking, public debt serves the “public good.”

Assistant Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law Abbye Atkinson in a paper titled Making Public Debt a Public Good wrote,

In other words, a public agency like the NIA [National Investment Authority] would center broad social welfare in its fiscal mandate rather than individual wealth accumulation. For example, it could readily support infrastructure geared toward remediating racial justice.

What is the National Investment Authority (NIA)? According to Data for Progress:

Originally advanced in 2018, the NIA proposal has become particularly salient in the context of the current intersecting public health, economic, and climate crises. Drawing on the experience of the New Deal era’s Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), the NIA offers a concrete institutional solution to multiple organizational, financial, and operational challenges associated with the long-term climate agenda. The NIA would operate alongside the Treasury and the Federal Reserve and directly allocate both public and private capital to clean infrastructure projects that currently do not get funded in private markets on the necessary scale.

The NIA fits perfectly with Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

Biden’s Bolshevik Saule Omarova is all in on bankrupting our energy industry and increasing public debt.

Recently 11 Republicans voted with Democrats to raise the national debt ceiling. In June, 2021 the reported:

new poll from Axios/SurveyMonkey is out on how Americans view free-market capitalism and socialism. The initial takeaway, as we’ve seen with many other polls in recent years, is that overall support for socialism is on the rise while the appeal of capitalism is ebbing away.

Is Biden Building Back Better the second Bolshevik Revolution?

Conclusion

Biden’s Build Back Better agenda is morphing from a cultural war into a full blown Bolshevik Revolution. The Russian Revolution of 1917 involved the collapse of an empire under Tsar Nicholas II and the rise of Marxian socialism under Lenin and his Bolsheviks. The causes of the Bolshevik Revolution were widespread inflation and food shortages in Russia after World War I.

After the collapse of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, Biden inherited an economy from President Trump that was robust, growing, with low inflation, no food shortages with American energy independence.

Biden, since his inauguration, has reversed everything President Trump has done to make America great. Biden’s Build Back Better has, in fact, caused supply chain shortages, rising inflation, food shortages, rising cost for home heating fuel and gasoline prices. Biden and his Bolshevik are now determined to destroy America’s energy industry for the “great good” of climate change.

Watch this absurd question by Kamal Harris:

Track trees by race? Environmental Justice? Really. What happened to equal justice under the law. What happened to our Constructional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

We believe is will get worse before getting better. The are dark days ahead as long as the Democrats and their Republican RINO allies keep taxing, spending and raising the debt on our children and grandchildren.

In a May 15th, 2021 FEE column titled “The US Is 5 Years Away from a National Debt Death Spiral. Here’s WhyCraig Eyermann wrote:

According to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Debt Management, the U.S. government is just five years away from the point where every new dollar it borrows from the public will go toward funding interest payments on the national debt.

Craig Eyermann warns, “There’s an old saying that applies for the U.S. government’s looming fiscal situation: “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” It’s only ever a question of how painful it will be when it does.

Conservatives must take control of one or both houses of Congress to stop the Biden Bolsheviks and their agenda to destroy our collective pursuits of happiness.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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Farmland is already being seized in Iowa via eminent domain to build the mechanical infrastructure that will render Earth’s atmosphere inhospitable to plant life, animal life and human life.

By the time this genocidal terraforming is complete, no humans will be left alive on planet Earth, and the planet will be “cleansed” for a post-human future.

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Nuclear Attack On Freedom

Over the past two years, freedom around the world has been attacked. Even in the United States. And not a single shot in anger was fired. No missile attacks. No drone strikes. No war. None of this was needed to devastate freedom.

Instead two non military things were used to attack our freedom. A virus known popularly as COVID-19 and FEAR.

Yes, COVID was the conventional weapon used followed by the nuclear weapon of fear. The combination was deadly to freedom.

Nation’s that thought they were basically free woke up one day to oppression and authoritarian rule. Countries all over the world told you that you could not work, provide for yourself or your family. Even in the United States we were put on an unprecedented “lock down”.

At first this was due to ignorance. Nobody really knew or understood what COVID-19 was. Nobody really knew the damage it could do. Governments all around the world used this ignorance to institute policy that they could never get by the people at any other time.

Then when governments saw how easily their populations would comply with a virus mandate, they began to institute fear. Even as we began to figure out COVID was not as deadly as first thought, governments mandated things based on fear. They promoted that fear. They demanded we all bow to that fear.

Then vaccines against COVID started rolling out to various populations around the world. At first we were told this would be the end of the pandemic. COVID had met its match. Freedom would be re-instituted soon.

Sadly that return of freedom did not happen. In fact, many governments doubled down on the fear. Kept mask mandates in place. Demanded and mandated people get the vaccine even if they did not need nor want it.

In some cases, governments like Australia actually began to lock up people who refused to get the shot or protested against the mandate. Yes, in Australia it became illegal to protest. Sounds more like China or North Korea or Cuba. Australia also continued to ban most travel in and out of the country. Again, sounds more like a communist nation.

The United States decided at first that government could not mandate a vaccine. They sited the US Constitution as the roadblock. But that did not stop them for long. It only delayed what they wanted to do. Governments from the local level to the Federal level decided that the Constitution was not going to stop them from mandating anything on the people. After all, here in the USA, we were “used to” a mandate. Obamacare.

To double down on this, our governments decided that if you didn’t do what they said, you would be prevented from enjoying life to its fullest by not being able to participate in any public activities such as going to live plays, concerts or other public events. You wouldn’t be able to go out to eat in a restaurant. And you were even threatened with not being able to shop in person, even for food. And last but not least, some of our governments actually went after your job. Your main source of income.

All because they continued this nuclear attack of fear. Even as the actual numbers of deaths did not materialize as they said they would, as we found out that greater than 99.8% of those who get COVID would survive and recover, our government kept telling us how deadly and dangerous this virus is.

They even talked about how you did not have a right or freedom to not be inoculated because you didn’t have the right to spread the virus to others.

I guess you could say that about anything including the common cold.

And of course if you push back even a little bit…if you question the officials even a little bit, they respond with anger. Total anger. They often reply “just do as you are told”.

When governments believe they can do or say anything to you, then you have lost your freedom. When governments can dictate what you can and cannot do with or to your own body, then you have lost your freedom. When governments determine who can provide for themselves and who cannot, then you have lost your freedom.

Now these same people in our governments want to dictate to you what your children learn in school. They want to dictate to parents that your child, even as young as 5 years old, will get the COVID-19 vaccine. They want to take your rights as a parent away from you. Another freedom nuked.

At this point there is not a single freedom that out of these people’s cross-hairs. They are targeting every remaining freedom you have. And if you refuse to comply, they will use the full weight and authority of the government to make you comply or they will take away all your freedom by locking you up.

This sort of thing, freedom attack, used to be limited to conspiracy nut jobs.

But just like in the movie Conspiracy Theory, the “nut jobs” got one conspiracy right. And its effect is devastating.

The only way out is to use a Patriot Missile against fear nukes. Take authoritarians out at the ballot box. Attend local town meetings. Demand that governmental officials provide full disclosure, and I mean FULL disclosure, on why they are doing what they are doing. Don’t let them take your freedom without a fight.

If you don’t, YOU will be the mythical generation that sits in your rocking chair when you are old telling stories to your grandchildren about a time when you lived in a free nation.

Just be prepared to explain and answer when those grandchildren ask you why you let freedom slip through your fingers.

Is that an explanation you are willing to give?

©Rod Eccles. All rights reserved. Please visit www.RodEccles.Net.

VIDEO: Dr. Peter McCullough – Ignore Him at Your Own Risk!

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.” ― George Orwell, 1984


Dr. McCullough is an encyclopedia on Covid.

Here he is on Alex Jones, taking advantage of the Jones Bullhorn and trying his damndest to get the latest findings out to the public.

It’s obvious he is an expert, a heart specialist, and people need to listen to this man, especially those who are entertaining whether to let their kids take this poison.

If you are asleep, wake the hell up!!

©Fred Brownbill. All rights reserved.

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Homosexuality in Scripture

Brad Miner: Catholics who want gay “marriage” can have their version of the faith as long as they’re willing to have it without the warrant of the Bible.


What Is Man? is a new book – new anyway in English, having been published at the end of 2019 in Italian as Che cosa è l’uomo? – from the Pontifical Biblical Commission. As such, it has no identified author or authors. (The English version was prepared by Fathers Fearghus O’Fearghail and Adrian Graffy.) It carries the subtitle, A Journey through Biblical Anthropology and is a defense of the Biblical roots of Catholicism’s view of human beings and our relationship to God.

When first published, there was a flurry of rumors in the press claiming that the book (either subtly or explicitly) suggested homosexuality should be considered normative. Fr. James Martin, for one, asserted that What Is Man? explains one of the Bible’s key condemnations of homosexual acts, the story of the destruction of Sodom in Genesis, as not really about sexual transgression at all but, rather, a lack of hospitality among the Sodomites. And there is a passage in What Is Man? that confirms the sins of the Sodomites were not exclusively, well, sodomy. But it’s also clear that the “men of Sodom” sought to “know” Lot and his angelic visitors, and that “to know” in the context “is a euphemism for sexual relations.”

What Is Man? Is divided into four long chapters: 1. The Human Being Created by God; 2. The Human Being in the Garden; 3. The Human Family; and 4. The Human Being in History. I’m going to consider here just a part of that third chapter, because it’s the source of the controversy that wasn’t. This is unfair to the entirety of Commission’s work, but let me explain.

It was sociologist James Chowning Davies (1918-2012) who articulated the “J curve.” That’s the idea that social revolutions are driven by “rising individual expectations and falling levels of perceived well-being.” It seems to me that the J curve with regard to the sexual revolution applies only to the Roman Catholic Church. (Well, it may affect some Protestant denominations too – but not many.) This is because the Church pretty much stands alone in opposition to the rising expectations among homosexual activists. After all, LGBTQ victories have been numerous and, in the United States, at least, there are arguably no more battles to wage against the “heteronormative” culture. So much is this the case that I’m not sure American culture can any longer be called heteronormative, except in terms of actual practice, i.e., most of us are “straight.”

Even that fact is undermined by the decline in the number of marriages, the rise in the number of divorces, and high levels of extramarital sex and pornography use. It should be terrifying that these things are now the norm. But many of us are somehow not terrified.

Anyway, sights are now aimed at the Church: the last bastion of resistance. The revolution that will come from homosexual activists’ “falling levels of perceived well-being” won’t result in burned and looted churches, so much as in abandonment of the Church by gay men and lesbian women. We should be pleased there’ll be no bloodshed, and that Fr. Martin may become an Episcopal bishop. Unless. . .there is schism, as seems to loom in Germany over just this matter. Schism is a kind of revolution.

But back to What Is Man? and Chapter 3, which begins:

God said: “It is not good that ’ādām should be alone (Gen 2:18). That the Creator wished that ‘in the beginning’ humanity should be constituted by man and woman (Gen 1:27; 2:21-23) invites us to consider carefully this fundamental human difference and to explore its meaning.”

The text goes on to emphasize the equal dignity and complementarity of man and woman, or as it specifically has it, “the two sexes.” The authors also stress that it’s love that should govern us and cautions that the union of the sexes is not without difficulties, almost seeming to quote Shakespeare’s Lysander: “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Because What Is Man? is a book by Bible scholars acting as anthropologists, there is some interesting commentary on Creation, more likely to start debate rather than settle it, especially with regard to the literal interpretation of Adam, Eve, and the Fall. I’ll have to leave that to more capable debaters.

I’m concerned with what seems beyond debate, especially in terms of those rumors that the book opens the door to a new Catholic view of homosexuality.

It should come as no surprise that the treatment of homosexuality in the book mirrors longstanding Catholic doctrine, especially the CDF’s 1986 letter to bishops, “On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons.” Here again is the essential distinction between homosexual inclination and homosexual practice. What Is Man? acknowledges that Biblical affirmations against same-sex unions are widely “seen as no longer relevant.” The trouble with that is that Biblical anthropology is entirely on the side of the Catechism’s description of homosexual behavior as “inherently disordered.”

With reference to Genesis 1:28 (“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it), it may be affirmed that because

the system of “separation” [two sexes], and therefore of the diversities instituted by the creative word of God, finds its key in the difference between man and woman, male and female; its symbolic value is contradicted and undermined by the union of persons of the same sex.

In dealing directly with the Bible’s condemnations of homosexuality, What Is Man? provides a tidy overview of specific passages from the Hebrew Scriptures, most notably Leviticus, and the New Testament – specifically and dramatically in the words of St. Paul. Paul drew a crucial connection between homosexuality and idolatry, suggesting that homosexual relations are a kind of self-worship, inherently unwelcoming to strangers – the ones we meet in procreation. Which tells us a great deal about where many of our contemporaries stand today.

Fr. Martin, the Germans, and their fellow travelers can have their version of the faith, as long as they’re willing to have a Catholicism without the warrant of Scripture.

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COLUMN BY

Brad Miner

Brad Miner is senior editor of The Catholic Thing, senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute, and a board member of Aid to the Church In Need USA. He is a former Literary Editor of National Review. His most recent book, Sons of St. Patrick, written with George J. Marlin, is now on sale. His The Compleat Gentleman is now available in a third, revised edition from Regnery Gateway and is also available in an Audible audio edition (read by Bob Souer).

EDITORS NOTE: This The Catholic Thing column is republished with permission. All rights reserved. © 2021 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: info@frinstitute.org. The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.

Biden Mulls Shutting Down Pipeline That Supplies Energy To Midwest

Saule Omarova is a Kazakh-American attorney, academic, and public policy advisor who was nominated to serve as comptroller of the currency by President Joe Biden. Omarova is a Communist.


  • The Biden administration is reviewing the possible ramifications of shutting down a key pipeline transporting crude oil and natural gas from Canada to Michigan.
  • “We have a state in Michigan that uses the most residential propane in the nation,” said Jason Hayes, the director of environmental policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. “And yet, we’re seriously considering shutting down this pipeline and giving these people not even two or three months notice, just basically saying, ‘well, sorry, you’re gonna be on your own.’”
  • Line 5 carries about 540,000 barrels of oil and gas per day from Canada to Michigan, which relies on the pipeline for most of its propane needs, according to its operator Enbridge.

The Biden administration is reviewing the possible ramifications of shutting down a key pipeline transporting crude oil and natural gas from Canada into the Midwest.

The White House recently initiated a study of the economic impacts of closing the Line 5 pipeline, principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed at a press conference Monday. She added that the Army Corps of Engineers was preparing an environmental impact study on shutting down the pipeline.

President Joe Biden faced significant criticism last week after Politico reported his administration’s decision to study Line 5.

“As we enter the winter months and temperatures drop across the Midwest, the termination of Line 5 will undoubtedly further exacerbate shortages and price increases in home heating fuels like natural gas and propane at a time when Americans are already facing rapidly rising energy prices, steep home heating costs, global supply shortages, and skyrocketing gas prices,” Republican Ohio Rep. Bob Latta wrote in a Nov. 4 letter alongside a dozen other lawmakers.

Line 5 carries about 540,000 barrels of oil and gas per day from Canada to Michigan, according to the pipeline’s operator, Enbridge. The pipeline provides energy to several Midwestern states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.

Line 5 alone accounts for about 55% of Michigan’s propane supply, Enbridge said. Roughly 320,000 Michigan households primarily rely upon propane for their heating needs.

“We should be remembering the people that are going to be going through the upcoming winter months whether it’s in Michigan or other northern states,” Jason Hayes, the director of environmental policy for the Michigan-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“We have a state in Michigan that uses the most residential propane in the nation,” he continued. “And yet, we’re seriously considering shutting down this pipeline and giving these people not even two or three months notice, just basically saying, ‘well, sorry, you’re gonna be on your own.’”

Hayes added that it’s “extremely poor energy policy” to shut down Line 5 and that the move would be dangerous, considering the number of people dependent on the pipeline. Overall, closing the pipeline would cause at least $20.8 billion in economic losses to Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, according to a Consumer Energy Alliance study.

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, meanwhile, has condemned Line 5 repeatedly since taking office. In November 2020, she revoked a 1953 easement allowing Enbridge to operate pipelines in the state, months after she asked the firm to halt operations over environmental concerns.

Enbridge eventually sued Whitmer in federal court, arguing that she doesn’t have the authority to regulate international pipelines, the Associated Press reported.

Last month, the Canadian government invoked a 1977 pipeline treaty between the two nations for the first time ever. The treaty prohibits any action that impedes the transport of hydrocarbons through U.S.-Canada pipelines, including Line 5.

“In response to Michigan’s efforts to shut down Line 5, Canada has raised its significance for Canadian economic and energy security at the highest levels of the U.S. federal government,” Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau said in a statement. “We have also stressed the importance of fully respecting and implementing the international agreements that are in place between our two countries.”

Since taking office, Biden has taken aim at the fossil fuel industry as part of his aggressive climate agenda. The president revoked the Keystone XL pipeline’s federal permit, ditched an Alaskan drilling project, prohibited new oil and gas leasing on federal lands, introduced sweeping regulations on hydrocarbons and initiated a review of Alaska’s petroleum reserve.

“Gretchen Whitmer and the Biden administration are making it unaffordable for Michigan families to fill their gas tanks and heat their homes,” Eric Ventimiglia, executive director of the conservative group Michigan Rising Action, said in a statement Monday. “The effort to shut down Line 5 is short-sighted, and would put immense financial pressure on families across the state.”

“Shutting down Line 5 would create a humanitarian crisis and exacerbate the dire economic conditions created by the Democrats’ failed policies,” he continued.

COLUMN BY

THOMAS CATENACCI

Energy and environmental reporter. Follow Thomas on Twitter.

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