(Natural News) Many people are familiar with conventional weapons, such as combat helicopters, warships, landmines and artillery. Then there are weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear bombs, nuclear missiles and weapons that are radiological, chemical and biological.
What most people don’t think much about as being weapons of mass destruction are those that are categorized as “medicine” or “vaccines” and other so-called “treatments” for disease and disorder.
Many of these are very detrimental to humankind, and serve much more as a threat and risk to human life than as a benefit, thus often making them weapons of mass destruction, of genocide, and of a means of population reduction.
Government designs and administers “vaccines” to maim and kill off millions of people, including children
It’s not easy to face the truth sometimes, but once people do, it’s often easier to overcome any adversity that comes with it. This would be the case with the US government and regulatory agencies, who well know the harm and mass death that comes with injecting known neurotoxins (including spike proteins) into the bodies of its own citizens, including military members, teens, children, babies and pregnant women.
Another mainstream form of “medicine” does much more harm than good, and that is known as chemical “therapy” for cancer cells, or “chemotherapy.” Cancer cells are literally fueled when humans consume chemicals, including chemical herbicides and chemical insecticides, but still the medical industrial complex insists on giving cancer-infected Americans the chemical “drip” that creates NEW cancers and often spreads the cancer from which they already suffer.
Chemotherapy is like a serial killer dressed up as a doctor and cloned as nearly every oncologist in the country. What a shame this unconventional weapon of mass destruction is deemed a first line of treatment for cell mutation disorder. Chemotherapy has a very low success rate at beating back cancer, at only about six percent, and even when it does that, the cancer that goes into “remission” often comes back with a vengeance after 5 years, so that’s when mainstream medicine stops counting, for statistical purposes.
It’s hard to believe that the government not only allows, but funds, scientists who work on “gain of function” diseases, where viruses that only affect animals now can infect and kill humans. This kind of research, that is responsible for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) plandemic, is funded with billions of dollars in order to help facilitate the “great reset,” where billions of humans are killed off using “novel” diseases and the deadly “vaccines” that accompany them. This is no conspiracy theory, just “follow the science” and the money and you will surely realize.
It’s time to wake up and smell the WMDs, and not so much the conventional ones, but the unconventional ones that the majority of the populace think are medicine, healthcare and vaccines.
7 Most popular yet unconventional weapons of mass destruction
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Before we can discus mRNA vaccines for livestock, pets and wildlife, we must first address the elephant in the room. That is, how come the public is able to access human clinical trial information, but is not able to do the same for clinical trials involving animal health?
During the early days of the AIDS epidemic, the AIDS community demanded public access to clinical trials. In 1988, the U.S. Congress passed the Health Omnibus Programs Extension Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-607) which mandated the development of a database of AIDS Clinical Trials Information Services. This Congressional Act motivated other non-profit disease related groups to demand access also.
The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 amended the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act to require that the NIH create a publicly available clinical trials database. This eventually led to the development of the website ClinicalTrials.gov. This allowed tracking of drug efficacy studies resulting from approved Investigational New Drugs (including vaccines).
The law requires (from Wiki):
Federally and privately funded clinical trials;
The purpose of each experimental drug;
Subject eligibility criteria to participate in the clinical trial;
The location of clinical trial sites being used for a study; and
A point of contact for patients interested in enrolling in the trial.
The National Library of Medicine in the National Institutes of Health to host the public website/database
(BTW, one of my former clients held the federal contract to support ClinicalTrials.gov and Pubmed. I have spent time in the back rooms of the NLM and do know a fair amount about these things….)
The searchable ClinicalTrials.gov website was made available to the public via the internet on February 29, 2000.
ClinicalTrials.gov makes searching for human clinical trials easy. For instance, a quick search reveals that there are over 50 clinical trials for mRNA vaccines in progress and over 200 registered.
With animals, there is no such database. mRNA vaccines in the “animal health” or veterinary markets are difficult to track until the company or the USDA is ready to release information on that product’s development or release. The USDA and/or the NIH have no mechanism for tracking potential new vaccines, drugs or biologics for the animal market.
Therefore, one must rely on press releases, the occasional peer reviewed paper, conference notes, USDA grant and contract notifications, university websites and company profiles for discovery of such new products. Not adequate, in my opinion, and most definitely not transparent. By federal law, the public should have open access to the results of this type of federally funded research.
In today’s substack, the state of mRNA “vaccines” for animal “health” is discussed. Citing public sources, I will review what is known and not known about commercial liaisons and partnerships, the corporations involved, ongoing research and products in various states of development.
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. May 10, 2016
Bayer will partner with BioNTech to develop novel, first-in-class mRNA vaccines and therapeutics for animal health indications, the companies said today, under a collaboration whose value was not disclosed.
Bayer agreed to secure exclusive rights to BioNTech’s mRNA technology and intellectual property for development of mRNA vaccines for animal health applications…
The companies said their partnership is the first of its kind focused on developing mRNA therapeutics specifically for animal health applications.
Infectious disease vaccines is the focus of one of the three therapy platforms BioNTech is building through mRNA technologies; the other two are cancer immunotherapies and protein replacement. The three platforms are designed to produce pharmacologically optimized protein coding RNA for targeted in vivo delivery…
2016. This means that Bayer and BioNTech have been working on livestock and companion animal mRNA vaccines for over six years…
Logic predicts that they will soon have livestock and companion mRNA vaccine and RNA therapeutics on the market.
“Following discussions with the German government it has become clear that current manufacturing capacities for vaccines need to be increased, particularly for potential variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
This includes the need to expand production capacity as well as related manufacturing expertise in Germany.
We at Bayer will contribute even further by making more vaccine available to help fight the pandemic.
So, Bayer lent their mRNA manufacturing vaccine facilities for use for the making of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Given the above 2016 press releases, that Bayer and BioNtech were collaborating to make mRNA vaccines for the animal markets, it would make sense that these facilities were actually built for the production of veterinary vaccines.
Combat current and future swine diseases with SEQUIVITY from Merck Animal Health. A revolutionary swine vaccine platform, SEQUIVITY harnesses RNA particle technology to create customized prescription vaccines against strains of influenza A virus in swine, porcine circovirus (PCV), rotavirus and beyond. It’s supported by a sophisticated dashboard filled with comprehensive data and insights, all to help you stay on top.
Important to know. Merck is already selling mRNA vaccines for swine. For whatever reason, they are selling these products as “customized prescription vaccines against strains of influenza A virus in swine, porcine circovirus (PCV), rotavirus and beyond.” This is an interesting market segment. Merck’s reason to limit the production of mRNA vaccines in the “customized prescription” market is unclear. Production facility size and scaleability of the RNA product could be factors.
MADISON, N.J., November 12, 2015 – Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) and Harrisvaccines, Inc., today announced the companies have entered into an agreement under which Merck Animal Health will acquire Harrisvaccines, a privately-held company that develops, manufactures and sells vaccines for food production and companion animals.
“As a leader in biologics, Merck Animal Health has built a robust portfolio of vaccines across all animal species,” stated Rick DeLuca, president, Merck Animal Health. “Combining Harrisvaccines’ R&D and portfolio of products with our strong capabilities and global reach will enable us to address even more devastating diseases that are impacting production animals and reinforce our commitment to the science of healthier animals.”
Harrisvaccines offers innovative technology and an important portfolio of vaccines, with a focus on production animals, an increasingly important segment as consumer demand for protein continues to grow worldwide. The company has a unique RNA Particle technology which represents a breakthrough in vaccine development. It also has a highly versatile production platform able to target a wide range of viruses and bacteria. Pathogens are collected from a farm and specific genes are sequenced and inserted into RNA particles, making safe, potent vaccines able to provide herd-specific protection.
This pioneering system is rapidly adaptable to new disease challenges and was instrumental in producing the first conditionally licensed vaccine to help control Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), a deadly virus that has killed more than eight million piglets since suddenly emerging in the U.S. in 2013.
Read that last paragraph again. Slowly.
Sometime before 2015, the USDA issued a conditional license for a mRNA vaccine for use in pigs for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), information about this product can be found at drugs.com.
Basically something akin to an emergency use authorization was issued around 2014 or 2015. Just like with the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, full licensure was not granted but the conditional license remains in place. Is this a strategy to circumvent the USDA vaccine licensing and/or authorization process?
Like with the BioNtech’s veterinary mRNA vaccine development, Merck’s development of an mRNA vaccine product started years ago. For Merck, it may have begun in earnest in 2015 with the acquisition of Harris Vaccine.
Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a significant viral pathogens of young cows that is a key component of the respiratory disease complex and often leads to secondary bacterial pneumonia. Prefusion F has recently shown to be highly efficacious in barrier housed RSV challenged cows. However, the difficulty in generating prefusion F along with the cost of its production are a hurdle for adoption to the farm. RSV immunity also tends to wane quickly and given the complications of field or pen raised cattle and their stressors and other circulating diseases, and a protein vaccine may not prove highly efficacious in the real world. Here, we will test a novel mRNA vaccine system we have developed that substantially lowers the price point for production animals and may lead to more thermal stable transcripts compatible with vaccinating on the farm. The use of an alternative delivery system rather than lipid nanoparticles will also lower the vaccine costs. We expect to demonstrate efficacy of the vaccine platform using mice at first as proof of principle before switching to a full cow vaccination and challenge system in year 2. Our overall goal is to test a novel mRNA system for inducing immunological protection from bovine RSV infection. We hypothesize that a prefusion F mRNA delivered continuously by vaccine implant will lead to prolonged and robust cellular and antibody immunity. Here, we will optimize our vaccine further and then test for potential correlates of protection to examine for in eventually challenged cows.
Research into mRNA vaccine livestock vaccines in New Zealand and Australia continues with governmental fast-track approval.
The NSW Government has taken another step towards fast tracking the world first mRNA vaccines for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Lumpy Skin Disease, inking a deal with US biotechnology company Tiba Biotech
Finally, inquiring minds want to know… what is Pfizer up to?
Pfizer animal health goes by the name Zoetis.
Zoetis clearly does not make its animal vaccine developmental stages known to the public. Internet searches do not reveal much inside the workings of Zoetis, in terms of mRNA vaccines. However, we can safely assume that development of mRNA vaccines and therapeutics for “animal health” are underway – so stay tuned.
Finally, there are mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 for wildlife that have been developed and authorized for distribution by the USDA.
After finding similar species can be infected, researchers quickly began to increase safety protocols at zoos and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado, the main source of the captive-breeding and release program for the federally endangered species.
“They have done a magnificent job in keeping those animals safe,” said Tonie Rocke, a research scientist with the USGS National Wildlife Health Center who works with ferrets.
But U.S. Geological Survey researchers who also study black-footed ferrets had learned about recent studies in mice and hamsters, demonstrating safety and efficacy of vaccination against COVID-19 using purified viral protein. They decided to try something similar on a handful of ferrets this past May and June.
The vaccine used in ferrets is different — it’s a simplified version of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccinations now being used for humans — and it’s based on a similar protein, said Rocke.
Under the authority of the USFWS, the scientists could test the solution on a handful of ferrets in a process that is much quicker than the extensive approvals needed for commercial vaccination for humans like the Pfizer or Moderna inoculations.
The isolated ferrets that had received this trial vaccination produced antibodies against the coronavirus.
Unfortunately, I could find no updates to this program and whether it was expanded into other wildlife populations.
Again, something akin to an emergency use authorization was issued for this experimental vaccine. Just like with the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine and the RNA porcine vaccine above, full licensure was not granted but it appears that the conditional license remains in place. I raise the question again, is this a USDA and/or corporate strategy to circumvent the USDA vaccine licensing and/or authorization process?
The issue being of course, that there is no mechanism for “right to know” of animal health vaccine development.
There were news stories in 2020 that mRNA vaccine(s) were being developed for COVID/SARS-CoV-2 for administration to livestock and companion animals. However, the lack of updates suggest that these plans may have been scrapped with the new, less virulent variants.
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If anyone knows of references, websites, press releases, news stories, etc about the development of mRNA vaccines (not listed above) for companion, livestcok and wildlife – please put the link in the comments section. Thank you, Robert
LalieJan 11 I wonder what kind of input Geert Vanden Bossche, DVM has on this. I found this sub stack very alarming, not only about the extent to which this technology is being applied to veterinary medicine (I will never give my “companion animals” any of these vaccines!) but the citation regarding the number of mRNA vaccines for humans which are currently undergoing trials. Apparently they haven’t killed or injured enough of humanity. Now they are taking aim at animals.
If anyone knows of references, websites, press releases, news stories, etc about the development of mRNA vaccines (not listed above) for companion, livestcok and wildlife – please put the link in the comments section. Thank you, Robert
Martha72Jan 15 About lipid nanoparticles – In addition to what you have found – a whistleblower physician, Dr. Sigoloff, within the U.S. military stated in an Epoch Times video that he had seen evidence that Moderna had patented the lipid nanoparticles in 2017 and these were very spefically intended for the purpose of getting drugs into the brain. This is the link to the video: https://www.theepochtimes.com/whistleblower-says-vaccines-break-blood-brain-barrier-dr-samuel-sigoloff_4719185.html Within the first 5 minutes he explains about the lipid nanoparticles, and starting at 17:30 he talks about gene editing, etc. He points out, these mRNA vaccines are clearly designed to get stuff into our brains, AND, he said there is also evidence of CRISPR Cas9 gene-editing technology also being in the mRNA vaccines. So, the question was raised – why does a vaccine need to get into our brains, and what is gene editing technology doing in our brains? And the answer is, “We don’t know.” (Since the brain is not an organ that produces our antibodies, one might think that the special effort to get gene editing into our brains was unrelated to immunity against Covid and could have a darker purpose, but truth is, “we don’t know.” Why ARE they doing this? Dr. Sigaloff directed us to an additoinal video for more info, but the other one apparently was censored and could not be found by me. However, along the lines of “gene editing” and mRNA, I found this tonight at nature.com – says “interest in lipid nanoparticle research has been driven by the emergence of promising new mRNA-based therapies and gene editing technologies for a variety of diseases, the success of which depends on the availability of a safe and efficient delivery vehicle.” So gene editing apparently is indeed one thing that people were thinking about in the quest to develop lipid nanoparticles. Another point that Sigaloff made is this: The “Material Safety Data Sheet” states that the lipid nanoparticles have not been validated for medical use. (They have also not been validated for veterinary use). A lot of the information on the lipid nanoparticles is classified. So – the lipid nanoparticles are NOT safe for human or veterinary use, but apparently a substantial percentage of the world popluation, and all the US military now has these in our bodies and in our brains. Besides this, Dr. Naomi Wolfe said in a video that lipid nanoparticles have been toxic to fetuses in every animal species in which they have been tested – though pregnant women at least in the US were urged to take the vaccines to keep their baby safe, though many miscarried or had stillbirths instead. Maybe everyone knows this – the drug regulatory board in Japan required that a drug distribution study be done before vaccine rollout in Japan, to show where the vaccine travels in the body. This study was done on rats, though Dr. Michael Yeadon has said – if it is this way in rats, we have to assume it’s this way in humans unless proven otherwise – anyway, the vaccine traveled all through the entire body to every organ as I recall – bone marrow, and numerous organs that were listed – but in particular, the highest concentrations of vaccine was in the ovaries and the testes. And I remember thinking – why would we need to make sure the vaccine gets into the ovaries and testes in the highest concentration? What if damage to fertility was part of the plan? Too many people in the world? Dr. Michael Yeadon had actually warned about the possibility of reproductive harm before vaccine rollout and had said more study was needed – but those lipid nanoparticles are in the ovaries where a girl or young woman already has all the egg cells she will ever make – and the vax causes inflammation there. It seems like they have done some very careful planning with all this – I don’t believe it could be this bad by accident. Plus, as Dr. Wolfe pointed out in her video that I saw – whenever the studies were published about lipid nanoparticles being toxic to fetuses – that was published far enough in advance of vaccine rollout that surely people at Pfizer and Moderna knew this, but wanted to realese anyway, this was not a problem from their perspective. And when you think of Moderna having a patent on lipid nanoparticles since 2017 apparently for the purpose of getting material into the brain – they knew exactly what they had in mind, though we don’t fully know the plan. That is for them to know and us to find out, if we can. OH, and the comment just below about the crossroads of climate and vaccines – well, that part is too easy – if you damage the eggs of the female humans we don’t have to worry about pesky humans causing global warming, women could become unable to reproduce, or fewer of them reproducing. But that would in theory help reduce the mythical global warming. But now with the animal vaccines – kill off the farm animals with toxic vaccines – except Bill Gates has some farmland so particular WEF elites who are destined for survival can eat unvaxxed steaks and ham from Bill’s farms.
Harold SaiveJan 26 DENIAL of GRAPHENE OXIDE is a LIE – Dr. Cole, why did interest in the disturbing POST-JAB magnetic arm issue disappear from most all sources including Bigtree’s Highwire?. Was it just click bait as you claim? The “Magnet challenge” and “Magnetgate” were once a hot Video topics after VAxx rollout and was statistically confirmed by the Highwire’s Jefferey Jaxen and reporter, Carmen Estel at Laguna Beach, CA. But this important mystery quickly died from all mention by even Del Bigtree and others. This was after Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy volunteered to provide an explanation of how GRAPHENE OXIDE can become magnetic and produce the observed magnetism at the injection site and elswhere. (BIN) https://tinyurl.com/58fcy8p8
Martha72Jan 15 Thanks for that. Good to have his link on Rumble. Yes, I have been aware that Bill Gates has been very much into AI research for a long time, so I figured whatever it was, they were up to no good, putting things in our brains. Sigaloff speculated about some of the possibilities – but we don’t know exactly. Well, I will look at the link you shared about Musk and his Neuralink implants. There are so many worrisome, unethical things going on, it’s hard to even know the outline of what is being done, and to understand all the new technologies etc. very challenging for clincians with day jobs and not a strong background in virology to nanoparticles to AI etc. They are working on so many fronts that it is hard to find out and comprehend what they are doing. Thanks for your replies.
Harold SaiveJan 15 Why does a vaccine need to get into our brains, and what is gene editing technology doing in our brains? One possible answer is to facilitate or replace in-concept, Elon Musk’s NEURALINK implants. Great discussion on why not to trust ELON MUSK – (ODYSEE) https://tinyurl.com/yt4yc5yn
Walt BroughtonJan 12 Are You familiar with the Vaccine that was just approved for HoneyBees? It’s not mRNA, yet, it concerns me, quite a little bit. I’ve been tending Bees for 40 years and I find this concept beeyond Ludicrous! The report has its share of inconsistencies and the Links provided in the Endnotes are not entirely supportive of their conclusions. Dalan’s announcement of this Vaccine is tuned to Propaganda 101, following all of the other schemes. Their original ‘Tweet This’ was Ridiculous! Aside from the other scientific flaws, the Basics of Bee Biology 101 will illustrate just why this procedure won’t work. Is it possible to converse with You regarding this Program? Here is the link to the Study. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fvets.2022.946237/full Thank You for all that You do!
Wayne YJan 15 Not Terrified. I make it a point not to be – although i understand how one could be. Terror (fear) is just what they want. It is the lever they have used to manipulate millions into compliance and thereby weaken/destroy them. I avoid fear by the following: 1. I maintain a “clinical distance” from everything i read. I am a former Paramedic and Intelligence Analyst (different lives – Ive lived several as have we all). In both professions, maintaining a sterile/objective distance from the patient/data is key to emotional/intellectual objectivity and effective functioning. So as i read about our societal insanity and the global workings of self-interested elites – I do so as an analyst. I look at the facts as facts. I don’t ponder them so as to personalize them. 2. I remind myself of the fact of God. By “God”, I mean the personal, omnipotent but tender, just but loving, all knowing and holy but merciful God of the bible. He is a God Who knows, loves and sees us, and is active in the present reality of our world. I see His hand at work regularly. Interestingly, I believe the fact of God – is completely outside the calculus of these wicked actors as they make their plans for world enslavement and domination. 3. I look at the evidences for hope. Such evidences are all around us. Many like to say that there is no hope, that we are doomed, that a Global Elite controls “everything that happens”. That, however, is clearly not the case. Such a perspective fails on several levels. First, such control is humanly impossible. I am a retired Marine and Government employee. In both organizations i learned the limited nature of man’s control. –> In Afghanistan, the Marines planned for weeks on end before a major operation, planning for every foreseeable contingency; But in the end, the saying was: “The enemy gets a vote”. They recognized that their control was limited. In the present distress We are “the enemy”. And the globalists fear us (hence the attempt to fracture and censor us). –> On the civilian side, they couldn’t plan a successful Christmas party without a hitch – never mind to take over the world. Such a view of control misunderstands human nature and the way the world works. Nothing works like that. There are always unforeseen hiccups, events and frictions. [One caveat: The above does not allow for the fact of Satan’s influence in the activities of these elites. a factor that i believe is at play. I think, however, he is not a unifying factor – that is not his nature. He is, however, able to influence individuals in a limited fashion.] Secondly, the evidence doesn’t support such a superlative level of control. If such control were in effect, Hillary would have been elected and the plan would have been effected already (Clearly Donald Trump was not foreseen in their evil plan). Again – i believe their plan included a much more virile version of COVID than what they actually got. That explains their need to constantly exaggerate it’s danger in order to instill fear. The whole COVID affair and Vaccine rollout and prosecution was beset by constant problems – as evidenced by the millions of us who didn’t take it. That doesn’t speak of ultimate control. There are many such examples. 4. I take a break from the Bad News periodically – it’s a recipe for intellectual distance resulting in sanity and perspective. So i get where you’re coming from. I just make it a studied point not to go there.
Russell BenjaminJan 15·edited Jan 16 Agreed. Acknowledge the deviousness, in all its Overton Window glory, however we are much more than our genome, unfortunately for the nearsighted geniuses at work on our destruction. ‘If we could see through our spiritual eyes I know we would all be surprised Angels may not be dressed in shiny robes of white But in armor ready to fight.’ — Andre Crouch
This was the sentiment of Ann Vandersteel, Brighteon.TV host and Zelenko Freedom Foundation co-chair, during her sit-down interview in the inaugural episode of “On the Frontlines” with Christie Hutcherson, founder of Women Fighting for America.
According to Hutcherson, data shows that about 12 to 18 million people have illegally crossed the border during the Biden regime. Data is available via private camera systems, ranchers and other sources at the four borders (Pacific Coast, Atlantic Coast, Canadian border and southern border), but the federal government actually doesn’t pull them.
“It’s startling because I don’t think the federal government really is going to tell us the truth about that. Or they won’t. Instead, they’re advocating to just give them all amnesty,” Vandersteel said.
Hutcherson concurred, adding that the influx of illegals is straining the school systems, welfare systems, hospital services, law enforcement, housing and even the supply chain.
“Everything that we need as Americans to thrive, they are actually raping from us. Where do you think they’re getting all of this housing and clothing? They’re coming from taxpayer dollars. And we are already way underwater. This is not sustainable,” Hutcherson lamented.
Elsewhere in the show, the duo discussed a major story that has not been made public yet – the tunnel systems. According to a BBC report, a huge drugs tunnel has been found running from Tijuana in Mexico to a warehouse in San Diego in the United States. Hutcherson talked about how the operations could not just be bringing typical drugs or humans in and out of these tunnels.
“There’s something a little bit more nefarious happening with these tunnel systems,” she warned. “And I also believe that our own government clearly understands that these tunnels are there and I think in some ways have actually helped build these tunnels.”
But Hutcherson and Vandersteel are optimistic that this could finally make it to mainstream reporting.
“We have the open borders and terrorists flowing through our country on the northern border as well. I’ve been reporting on that for over two years. And I’m finally glad to see Fox and everybody else is kind of catching up,” Hutcherson said, highlighting the major implications the underground excavations bring.
Canadian police found 6 people dead near the Canada-US border
Late evening on March 30, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) found six dead people in a marshy area of Quebec near Canada’s border with New York state. During the news conference the next day, deputy police chief Lee-Ann O’Brien said the bodies belonged to two families, one of Romanian descent with Canadian passports and the other Indian.
The police said they were awaiting the results of post-mortem and toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.
Last month, AMPS and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police reported an increase in illegal entries through their lands and waterways, with migrants citing they are requiring hospitalization. They also noted that people involved in human smuggling had attempted to use shorelines along the Saint Lawrence River in the area.
Meanwhile, Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced a plan to close a loophole in an immigration agreement that allowed thousands of asylum-seeking migrants to move between the two countries along a back road linking New York state to Quebec.
Visit InvasionUSA.news for stories on illegal migration and Biden’s “soft” policies on this.
Watch the full March 26 episode of “On the Frontlines” with Christie Hutcherson featuring Ann Vandersteel below. Catch new episodes of the program every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.
Paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) this week shows that the son of late former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy is joining spiritual advisor and author Marianne Williamson as the second Democrat to seek the party’s nomination instead of Biden in the next presidential election.
A former environmental lawyer who has long described himself as a “lifelong Democrat,” Kennedy stands to be a viable contender against Biden, who is wildly unpopular and hated by not just Republicans but also many Democrats.
Kennedy made a name for himself throughout the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “pandemic” by vocally opposing the so-called “vaccines” that were unleashed via Operation Warp Speed. Kennedy is also a health freedom fighter with an extensive track record of support for individual liberty.
A vote for Kennedy is a vote for health freedom
At an event last month that was put on by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Kennedy made a preliminary announcement that he was “thinking about” running for president against Biden.
“I’ve passed the biggest hurdle, which is my wife has green-lighted it,” Kennedy joked before an eager crowd of supporters.
At this event, Kennedy blasted the Biden regime and the Democratic National Committee for changing the order of the presidential primary. Instead of being first in line, New Hampshire will now vote second in the DNC’s calendar three days after South Carolina, which is now in the number-one voting slot.
Ahead of the DNC’s final approval of this altered schedule, Kennedy wrote an open letter to the committee urging its members to keep New Hampshire in the first slot because of the state’s extensive and noteworthy history of advocating for civil rights and election transparency.
The DNC’s argument is that the nominating calendar must be altered to reflect the changing “diversity” of the Democrat Party, but Kennedy says that New Hampshire is already a reflection of that.
New Hampshire’s “four electoral votes could decide the 2024 election,” Kennedy stated about the swing state. “Most importantly, New Hampshire runs the most secure and transparent election in America. It should be a model for our country at a time when we need it most.”
It remains unclear as to whether or not Biden will even run again in 2024. The White House has repeatedly said that Biden fully intends to run for a second term, but anything could happen between now and then to change that.
Kennedy’s decision to run represents the third time that someone from the Kennedy family has run for public office in the United States.
Kennedy has long been the head of Riverkeeper, a prominent environmental non-profit group that reflects his honest and sincere support for reasonable conservation and environmental preservation efforts.
“Kennedy is Fauci’s biggest and most effective critic,” wrote one voter about why he supports Kennedy for president – “probably the only Democrat whom I respect.”
“All the outlets tried to suppress his book ‘The Real Anthony Fauci,’ but it still became a bestseller. A smart, bold man. Biden would be no match for him in a debate.”
Another wrote that if elected, Kennedy will likely push for a full accounting of Nov. 22, 1963 (the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated), and June 5, 1968 (the day Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated).
The latest news coverage about Kennedy’s 2024 presidential election run can be found at VoteDemocrat.news.
Georgia lawmakers signed off on legislation banning counties from soliciting or accepting donations to help administer elections.
Senate Bill 222, a so-called “Zucker bucks” ban, specifies that public funds must pay for election administration costs. It also prohibits government employees and elections officials from receiving gifts valued at more than $500 from third-party groups to conduct primaries or elections.
The legislation makes it a felony for election officials to accept gifts. However, it does not apply to accepting the use of a location for voting.
Critics have pointed to a $2 million grant the U.S Alliance for Election Excellence awarded DeKalb County. The Center for Tech and Civic Life, which has benefited from donations from Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, helped launch the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence as part of an $80 million initiative.
In a statement, Jason Snead, executive director of Honest Elections Project Action, praised lawmakers for advancing the legislation.
“Private election funding puts public confidence in election administration at risk, particularly when that funding comes from ideologically motivated groups such as the Center for Tech and Civic Life and the other left-wing groups behind the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence,” Snead said in a statement.
“…The Georgia legislature is right to shore up state law by making it eminently clear that this practice isn’t allowed,” Snead added. “States across America should follow Georgia’s example and stop the spread of the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence and their $80 million left-wing dark money-fueled campaign to influence election administration across the country.”
While proponents have said the measure clarifies existing state law, on the state House floor, Rep. Saira Draper, D-Atlanta, said that argument is “demonstrably false.”
“SB 222 is not a clarification of existing policy,” Draper said. “It is an abrupt change in policy.”
US gov’t data reveals shocking miscarriage, still birth rates after COVID jab compared to flu vaccine
‘The pushing of these experimental COVID-19 vaccines globally is the greatest violation of medical ethics in the history of medicine, [and] maybe [in the history of] humanity,’ Dr. James Thorp told Tucker Carlson.
(LifeSiteNews) – A preprint study examining government data has found that, in comparison to the influenza vaccine, the COVID-19 gene-based inoculations produce a 57-fold increase in miscarriages, a 38-fold increase in still birth rates, and a 1200-fold increase in menstrual abnormalities.
Dr. James Thorp, a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, appeared on the Tucker Carlson Show on Thursday to discuss the paper he coauthored and expects will soon be “the lead featured article in a major peer-reviewed medical journal.”
The expert in maternal fetal medicine, who has almost 44 years of experience, lamented the results, telling Carlson that “the pushing of these experimental COVID-19 vaccines globally is the greatest violation of medical ethics in the history of medicine, maybe humanity.”
“We have never, ever broken the sacrosanct golden rule of pregnancy, never, ever,” he told the Fox News host, explaining that it is a medical “golden rule to never allow unknown substances to ever be used in pregnancy.”
Using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) VAERS system, Thorp explained that he and his colleagues “compared the COVID-19 vaccine adverse events over 18 months with those of the influenza vaccine over 282 months.”
Recognizing the “danger threshold” used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC of a “two-fold or greater” increase indicating “abnormal” outcomes, the physician reported, “We found a 1200-fold increase in severe menstrual abnormalities, a 57-fold increase in miscarriage, [and] a 38-fold increase in fetal death or stillbirth rates. We found 15 other major pregnancy complications, all far exceeding the CDC and the FDA values of safety.”
According to the study’s abstract, these additional complications include “fetal chromosomal abnormalities, fetal malformation, fetal cystic hygroma, fetal cardiac disorders, fetal arrhythmias, [and] fetal cardiac arrest.”
Furthermore, “I can produce more than 30 other completely independent sources globally that corroborate exactly our findings,” Thorp said. “And if that is not bad enough, this includes Pfizer’s own internal data.”
In an essay Thorp wrote last November unpacking the findings of his team—which includes Dr. Peter McCullough—he lists “34 Independent Sources Collaborating VAERS C19 Vax Injury” including the UK government, UK Yellow card, EMA EudraVigillance, World Health Organization VigiAccess, and the World Council for Health.
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As early as December 1, 2020, a former vice president and chief scientist for Pfizer, Dr. Michael Yeadon, along with a German colleague, filed a petition with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) calling for an immediate halt to all testing of the COVID-19 “vaccines” due to significant safety concerns including “infertility of indefinite duration [which] could result in vaccinated women.”
By April 2021, LifeSiteNews covered how thousands of women around the world were already reporting disrupted menstrual cycles after receiving injections of COVID-19 “vaccines,” (i.e. biowarfare agents). Such reports continued into August and September of that year despite the headwinds of Big Tech information suppression.
Around the same time, at least one study also emerged confirming the dreadful results of Yeadon’s unheeded warning in 2020, along with the surfacing of another study obtained from the Japanese medicines agency. This revealed how the “vaccine” substances concentrate in the ovaries, presenting the potential for all sorts of long term complications.
In January 2022, whistleblower physicians from the U.S. Department of Defense revealed a 279% increase in miscarriages among military families, a 471% increase in female infertility, and a 156% increase in birth defects.
Unpacking some of her team’s findings among a trove of Pfizer documents released due to a court order, feminist author Naomi Wolf explained last May that while women had been “assured that the vaccines were safe and effective,” this was based on faulty science. And furthermore, “reproduction itself is targeted” by these mRNA injections, causing a large-scale “baby die-off” amounting to “genocide.”
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The majority of people are not even aware that a new world war may erupt soon, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has stated. The risk of a global catastrophe was highlighted this week by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
The UN head said in a speech to the General Assembly on Monday that he feared that humanity was marching toward a “wider war” with its “eyes wide open” and urged preserving peace.
“Could we please not do WWIII,” pleaded conservative political commentator Luke Rudkowski, reacting to the speech. Musk responded: “Most are oblivious to the danger.”
The Twitter and SpaceX CEO previously warned against “relentless escalation” of the conflict in Ukraine, stating that it was dangerous for the country itself and the world.
Musk won praise for supplying SpaceX Starlink satellite internet systems to the Ukrainian government, with some experts assessing that they were a game-changer in the fight against Russia.
But he also suggested that Kiev would have to make concessions to Moscow in order to achieve peace, a notion that prompted some Ukrainian officials to harshly criticize and even insult the businessman.
Mikhail Podoliak, an aide to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, claimed last week that Musk was using his control of Twitter to reduce the reach of Ukrainian official accounts and help “Russian propaganda.”
“Maybe a regulator is needed to explain competition rules to the owner?” Podoliak mused. The Ukrainian official offered no evidence to support his claims or explanation of how his regulatory threat could be carried out.
The article states: DeKalb County will host a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination event this weekend, offering $100 prepaid debit cards to anyone who gets their first shot or a booster.
Officials said clear bookbags filled with school supplies will also be distributed at the event, which is scheduled for Saturday morning in the parking lot outside the Mall at Stonecrest. UniverSoul Circus performers will provide entertainment.
In the current article it states: “DeKalb officials said 62% of county residents have been vaccinated, but only 32% have then received a booster.” The article goes on to state: “Those interested are encouraged to pre-register at dekalbcountyga.gov/getvaxxed to minimize their wait time. Vaccines are free but attendees are asked to bring a photo ID, insurance information, and existing CDC vaccinations cards, if available”.
For a govt., DeKalb County sure is taking a lot upon themselves by ignoring these important facts. So they know more than the CDC and the President that they elected? What would the purpose be in continuing to bribe people to take these gene therapy shots, while lying to the citizens and telling them that it is a vaccine? And why push an alleged vaccine, when there is no longer a plannedemic?
It is all kind of scary to me. They make sure that there are people out here, that are suffering from the inflation that the govt tries to pretend don’t exist, and bribe people to get deadly shots by giving them $100 gift cards, and school supplies. I am surprised that people still send their kids to public schools, or that they are not home schooling after seeing the bullshit they are teaching kids, and watching grade school teachers on Tik Tok laugh about the fact that they get away with teaching boys that they want to be girls, and teaching girls that they want to be boys, and puberty blocking, and teaching kids that they want genitalia mutilation. WTF?
Then the “systemic racism” that the County claims exists. The only systemic racism I have seen is against whites. DeKalb County has been majority black for quite some time. All one has to do, is go to DeKalb County courthouse and see who is treated less favorably, to see the whites in this county are being discriminated against, not the blacks. So when the county personnel are crying about systemic racism, it really confuses a person.
All lives matter. I am part Native American, which peoples throughout history in this country, have been treated worse than the blacks were treated, and I hold no animosity toward any people, no matter their color. But apparently, when Obama became president, he got out his shit stirring stick and stirred up some shit.
The only way the globalists can succeed in their quest, is to have the people divided and hating one another. Together the American people are strong and firm, we could prevent the taking over of the world. But the years of dumbing Americans down, has taken it’s toll, just like the feminizing of American men has taken it’s toll. Too many Americans would not know the truth, if it came up and sat on them. They are way too used to being controlled. We are doomed.
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After hearing the witness statements to the German Corona Investigative Committee by former vice president of Pfizer dr Mike Yeadon who has been a scientist for 36 years, lawyers with Reiner Füllmich draw the same conclusion: The injections normally called Corona vaccines are designed to experiment on the human race and to find out what dosage of a yet unknown toxin is needed in order to kill people. The mortality rate linked to the vaccines, according to Yeadon, is traceable in terms of lot numbers of the different batches, as some batches appear to be more lethal than others. When taking a look at the evidence available, the main goal with the injections all over the world is global depopulation, according to the lawyers involved. Dr Füllmich told Perspektiv that the lawyers preparing an international law suit were no longer in doubt: Poisoning and mass murder through so called Corona vaccines is intentionally being perpetrated on the peoples of the world.
Citizen Journalist Ulf Bittner from EU/EES Healthcare blog and Sverige Granskas stated in the interview that the situation with traceable lot numbers and injuries and death related to lot numbers is similar in the different health care regions of Sweden. Bittner is in contact with a vaccine coordinator who has provided documents to keep track of how many people have been injured and lost their lives related to the different batches of the so-called vaccines.
01:00 Different numbers on the barcodes on the bottom of the vaccine doses are placebo which has been given to politicians according to a Slovenian chief nurse. Is it the same in other countries?
1:54 Mike Yeadon and the LOT numbers of some shots of the brands Moderna, Johnson& Johnson and Pfizer/Biontech are related to much higher mortality than for the other manufacturers.
3:52 The producers of the so-called vaccines are experimenting with the correct dosages to kill people according to Dr Füllmich. This according to the Corona Investigative Committee, constitute compelling evidence for punitive damages and attempted mass murder. They are intentionally killing people.
08:30 Lawyers from India have filed complaints for premeditative murder.
09:55 Mike Yeadon as a witness for the coming legal action against the perpetrators.
10:44 Everyone who critizises the wrongdoings of the governments of the world is being called a ‘right wing extremist’. This has also happened to the internationally renowned scientist Mike Yeadon.
13:05 CDC withdrew the recommendation for the PCR-tests diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 from 31/12-2021. PCR- tests are the foundation of the pandemic. Why is Anthony Fauci now doing a 180-degree turn?
17:25 At least a million dollars per person will be claimed in punitive damages if the lawsuit is successful.
18:33 Previously only ten percent of all adverse effects were reported. In the situation the world is right now, the team estimated that in fact only one percent of all adverse effects were being reported.
19:25 CEO of Life insurance company from Indiana USA with 100 billions of dollars in assets said: ”Over the span of this past year there has been an excess mortality of 40 percent”. This is believed to be due to the injections.
21:05 What substance in the vials makes them so lethal? Is it Graphene Oxide/graphene hydroxide?
22:37 Any vaccin is a poison, it is the dosage which makes the difference. This is not a vaccine, as a vaccine provides immunity, while these products demand incessant injections. Either a vaccine works or it does not.
24:40 This is not gene therapy either, since a gene therapy means exchanging a broken gene with a fixed one. This is more like experimenting on people, and trying to kill us.
25.15 The doses are not tested by governments, while governments will be keeping the contracts hidden from the public for at least 55 years. How is this affecting the possibility of getting people punished? Dr Füllmich goes through all the lies paving the way for the tyrannical situation the world is now in.
28:25 The vaccines are neither safe nor effective. The producers are experimenting on lethal doses of poison. Everyone now taking part in intentional malicious infliction of harm will be punished.
30:05 How sure are legal experts about the conclusion that Mike Yeadon has drawn from this, that it is all about depopulation and intentionally killing people through injections? If close to 50 lawyers are of the same opinion, it is regarded as “irrefutable proof”.
32:08 Batches of injections in Sweden can be traced by an application.
32:45 Füllmich is in cooperation with people working within the secret service of Germany who do not wish to take the injections.
34:15 Dr Lee Merritt on combat pilots in the USA refusing to get the shots. According to Dr Füllmich, Dr Merrit explained: ”They understood that if they were forced to [get vaccinated] they were going to get killed.”
35:15 Information is being collected on batches in Sweden from every region, the Swedish health authorities (Folkhälsomyndigheten) and medical board (Läkemedelsverket). Every batch is traceable through an application. There is economic reward for the Swedish regions which manage to get more people injected. One of the expert lawyers involved in the upcoming court hearings is a specialist on Nuremberg Trials.
38:45 How will the trials be performed, and through what legal structure? A common design, the same structure as for the Nuremberg trials.
39:40 Free choice should reign for members of the European Union. Consumers of health care have consumer rights. Fraud means misleading the people and consumers of health care.
42:00 The so called vaccines are an adulterated product put on to the market. According to Mike Yeadon there is a law in the US that will make everyone liable for the harms created by the adulterated product. Toxins are being put into the vials other than the known lipids etc, which the people who took the vaccines never consented to.
43:40 The importance of decentralization of power and national independence rather than global organizations such as the European Union telling the people what to do. Disconnecting from the banking system, NGO:s and creating independent and strong agricultural supply chains, energy supply chains etc.
46:15 When are the trials going to take place? How will the indicements happen and how will the trials be held? One of the goals is to inform people and expose the wrongdoings by involving the alternative media so that the mainstream media won’t be able to ignore the trials. The crew is working on a new system of law in the USA, Africa and Germany.
50:48 Dr Füllmich believes the world is close to a tipping point and the whole narrative will fall apart very very soon, maybe in a couple of weeks or months.
54:13 Robert Malone, Robert F Kennedy and Mike Yeadon and others involved in exposing the agenda are in contact with each other, and a tour is planned with these whistleblowers in the USA in March
The House Armed Services Committee gave initial approval Wednesday afternoon to a $37 billion increase to the Fiscal Year 2023 Pentagon budget request that would add funding for additional ships, aircraft, missile and air defense systems, ammunition and munitions technology improvements, among other things.
If the amendment, introduced by Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA) and Jared Golden (D-ME), passes through the various legislative hoops – including a full committee vote on a final draft likely later tonight or early tomorrow – and is signed into law, the new Defense Department budget would raise from $773 billion to $810 billion. That would be the biggest Defense Department budget in history.
We’ve listed some of the highlights of the additional budget requests.
The measure calls for $178 million for safety and modernization upgrades to the military’s ammunition industrial base, $400 million for munitions technology development and more than $73 million to purchase 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and 50 caliber ammunition.
Ukraine Security Assistance
The measure would add $550 million for Ukraine security assistance, as well as costs for advance planning to support presence on the Eastern front.
The measure passed the committee by a 42-17 margin.
“We need only look to world events in Ukraine reports regarding China’s plans and actions in the South China Sea, or simply read the latest headlines about Iranian nuclear ambitions and North Korean missile tests and close ongoing terrorist threats in order to see why this funding is necessary to meet the security challenges of our time,” Golden said, in support of his amendment. “At the same time, the inflationary pressures that are impacting economies worldwide are hampering our military’s ability to purchase new equipment, invest in emerging technologies and to adequately pay and support our greatest national security asset – the men and women in uniform.”
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) lauded the measure because it increases the Army’s stock of 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, and 50 caliber ammunition by 8.5 percent over the Presidential budget.
“This funding will help ensure we are meeting both the demands of our military and able to maintain a highly-skilled workforce as we prepare for the production of 6.8 mm ammunition for the Next Generation Squad Weapon.” You can read all about this new family of weapons here.
Hartzler said she was also happy that the measure includes $95 million in additional funding for urgently needed safety updates at the Lake City Army ammunition plant in Missouri.
The biggest complaints raised at the hearing about the measure centered on the LSC funding.
“I strongly object to restoring five of the LCSs when the President has asked for nine of them to be decommissioned,” said Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). “We all know what lemon cars are. We have a fleet of lemon LCS ships. We have spent billions of dollars on this fleet when they have no capability to help us deal with our largest threat, which is China and Russia. The only winners have been the contractors on which the Navy relies for sustaining these ships.”
Though this measure would increase the Defense Department budget by nearly 5%, there is a long way to go before it becomes a reality.
First, it has to be passed out of the committee in the final draft of the Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act, a vote that will likely take place later today or early tomorrow morning. Then it would have to pass the full House of Representatives, survive a conference with the Senate, which is seeking an additional $45 billion for the Defense Department budget, and ultimately, be signed into law by President Joe Biden.
There will be a lot more debate about these issues and The War Zone will take deeper dives into some of the specific systems and capabilities at stake as the process grinds on.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently shared his opinion of the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s ongoing special military operation in that country. At the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, he suggested that it was time for Kiev to think about a diplomatic settlement of the conflict, even if that means territorial concessions.
Henry Kissinger, a geopolitics colossus who turned 99 on 27 May, has claimed that the US is “infinitely” more divided today than at the time of the Vietnam War (1955-1975).
The former US Secretary of State to presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, whose book, Leadership, is set to come out on July 5, offered his opinion of the present state of US internal politics, the Ukraine crisis and US the stand-off with China in an exclusive interview for The Sunday Times.
‘Unremitting Hostility of the Opposition’
The patriarch of international politics deplored the partisan antipathy that has surged in the US over the past several decades. The American National Election Studies surveys and polls have increasingly shown that Democrats and Republicans view members of the other party more as enemies than simply as political opponents.
According to Kissinger, in the early Seventies, there was “still a possibility of bipartisanship” in the US, before the “hostility” firmly took root.
“The national interest was a meaningful term, it was not in itself a subject of debate. That has ended. Every administration now faces the unremitting hostility of the opposition and in a way that is built on different premises … The unstated but very real debate in America right now is about whether the basic values of America have been valid,” underscored Kissinger, a Republican since the Fifties.
The “values” in question refer to the sacrosanct status of the American Constitution and the “primacy of individual liberty and equality before the law”, the publication explained.
Kissinger deplored the stance espoused at present by the “progressive left,” which, according to him, argues that “unless these basic values are overturned, and the principles of [their] execution altered, we have no moral right even to carry out our own domestic policy, much less our foreign policy”.
Kissinger warned that this is “not a common view yet, but it is sufficiently virulent to drive everything else in its direction and to prevent unifying policies … [It] is [a view held] by a large group of the intellectual community, probably dominating all universities and many media.”
Kissinger offered a dire warning of what such “unbridgeable divisions” are fraught with.
“Either the society collapses and is no longer capable of carrying out its missions under either leadership, or it transcends them …”
The veteran foreign policy scholar agreed that sometimes an “external shock” or an “external enemy” was resorted to to bridge this “divide”.
At this point Kissinger broached the subject of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, where Russia launched a special military operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify the country on 24 February after the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) appealed for help in defending themselves against shelling from Ukrainian forces.
Kissinger recently sparked controversy by his brief virtual speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 23 May. Movement toward peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine needs to begin within the next two months or so, he said, before the conflict escalates to a point where tensions are much harder to overcome.
Kissinger, known for his efforts to ease tensions between the US and the Soviet Union, emphasised Russia’s importance to Europe and, in his Davos address, urged western countries not to get swept up “in the mood of the moment”, as he advocated that the West pressure Kiev into accepting negotiations even if that means territorial concessions.
The seasoned US scholar, renowned for his wise statements on geopolitics, faced a backlash for his calls for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.
Kissinger, who played an integral role in developing the relationship between the US and the People’s Republic of China during the Nixon administration, found himself blacklisted by Ukraine’s notorious website Mirotvorets (Peacemaker) for “participation in Russia’s special information operation against Ukraine”. He was also charged with “propaganda, blackmail and encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine”.
As western countries seek to isolate Russia with a sweeping sanctions policy while funnelling weapons into Ukraine and eyeing NATO expansion, Henry Kissinger predicted in The Sunday Times interview that “big issues are going to take place in the relations of the Middle East and Asia to Europe and America.”
Against the backdrop of squabbling over Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership bid with Turkey, Russia has continuously reiterated that further expansion of the NATO bloc will not bring greater security to Europe.
Kissinger, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, claimed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an “institution whose components don’t necessarily have compatible views. They came together on Ukraine because that was reminiscent of [older] threats and they did very well, and I support what they did. The question will now be how to end that war. At its end a place has to be found for Ukraine and a place has to be found for Russia – if we don’t want Russia to become an outpost of China in Europe.”
Obligation to Avert ‘Catastrophic Collision’
On the issue of China, Kissinger believed that Beijing and Washington were “facing each other as the ultimate contestants”, who are “governed by incompatible domestic systems”.
“And this is occurring when technology means that a war would set back civilisation, if not destroy it,” said Kissinger, agreeing that the two superpowers “have a minimum common obligation to prevent [a catastrophic collision] from happening”.
Paris, like official Berlin, and Rome, which has joined these two co-founders of the European Union, are less and less willing to listen to what they are being told from Kiev (and almost no longer pay attention to the tone of what was said, bordering on bizarre abuse), and to the fact that what Washington is trying to convince them of.
Neither France, nor Germany, nor Italy in any way wants to mess with the Russians when they meet them on the battlefield.
Despite all attempts to erase the memory of the power of Russian weapons and the Russian military spirit, the spinal cord of a united Europe still remembers perfectly what outcome awaits those who come to Russia with a sword.
The “Horsemen of the Apocalypse” are only unlocking the gates of the stable where their horses are. Western Europe, hearing, of course, this creaking of the castle, cannot help but understand that it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to turn these horses around later.
Being aware of what this could threaten, even the European military-industrial complex and the European military are trying to stop the apocalypse by any means: either as the Dassault family or by various “leaks”.
But Europe, which ordered the fight, regardless of whether it wants it or not, at the moment when the order is received, will not be able to return everything “back”. Even if the outcome, that is, the European loss, as well as the European break, in theory, is already a foregone conclusion.
As to why a beyond shocking 16% of Americans polled would like to see President Putin as their leader, this report continues, becomes self explanatory when noticing that as these under socialist siege peoples are being economically destroyed by the hour, their suffering was ignored yesterday by Supreme Socialist Leader Joe Biden, who, instead of addressing the needs of his citizens, engaged in a teenage mean girl spat with the world’s richest man Elon Musk telling him to have “lots of luck in his trip to the Moon”.
The West ought to pay compensation to those who have suffered from its actions.
I would recommend to the collective West this one thing. If you want to condemn aggression — start with yourselves. Set an example by condemning your own military adventures, illegal economic restrictions, deadly colonial and neo-colonial wars, genocide, and robbery of indigenous peoples.
Start paying off compensations to states and nations that suffered from you. Such a step would indeed bring us closer to having a more just world order that would have no place for anyone’s self-proclaimed exceptionalism.
When NATO was attacking Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, international law was perceived only as an annoying impediment.
In futile attempts to justify their aggression against sovereign states, the collective West had to come up with exotic concepts, such as ‘humanitarian intervention’, ‘war on terror‘ and ‘preventive strikes’. The outcome is always the same: lots of casualties, and no one held accountable.
(Natural News) The Biden regime’s intent to destroy the powerhouse economy that President Donald Trump built in just four short years actually began when the leftist deep state pushed him to agree to recommend lockdowns and business closures during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the year the same people were plotting to steal his reelection.
And now that the process is in full swing, the regime is set to finish the job.
During Biden’s first year in office, the Democrat-majority Congress passed one major spending bill after another, flooding the country with newly printed trillions at a time when there was a worsening supply chain crisis and ongoing shutdowns. The result was out-of-control inflation as more money in the system competed for fewer goods and services, a perfect recipe for spiking inflation.
Ostensibly to ‘control’ inflation, the Federal Reserve has begun hiking interest rates which is expected to slow down spending to allow the supply chain to catch up with the money supply. But at the same time, the rate hikes come as used cars have risen in price by 35 percent while prices for existing homes have also shot skyward as they did in the years before the 2007 Great Recession.
The resulting crash left millions of Americans with overpriced homes that lost a third of their value, leading to massive foreclosures and an economy literally on the brink of collapse — and it’s all happening again.
In March 2022, foreclosures surged 181% to [the] highest levels since March 2020, with Chicago, New York, LA and Houston leading the pack.
Some eight months after a nationwide moratorium on foreclosures expired, foreclosure filings soared to the highest level since the pandemic began.
Last month, 33,333 properties across the U.S. faced foreclosure, a 181 percent jump from March 2021 and 29 percent pop from February, according to a report by foreclosure tracker Attom. The first quarter saw 78,271 properties with a foreclosure filing, a 39 percent increase from the previous quarter and 132 percent from last year.
In March 2020, barely a month into the COVID pandemic shutdown, nearly 47,000 homes were held in foreclosure filings according to Rick Sharga, the executive vice president of market intelligence for the firm ATTOM.
And in fact, March was the 11th consecutive month where foreclosure activity posted a rise year-over-year.
“Not only did foreclosure activity hit a peak, the time it took properties to foreclose ticked down 3 percent from the previous quarter. Properties foreclosed on in the first quarter were in the process for an average of 917 days, down from 941 in the previous period and 930 in the first quarter of 2021,” Strange Sounds added.
Not surprisingly, California was the state where the highest number of foreclosure starts for the first three months of this year — 5,378 — thanks to the insanely overpriced housing market there. But Florida and Texas were second and third, respectively, with 4,707 and 4,649.
Among the country’s major metropolitan areas, Chicago saw the largest increase in new foreclosure filings during the first quarter of this year with 3,101. New York City followed with 2.580 starts after a statewide foreclosure moratorium expired in January.
Despite the rise in activity, Sharga believes that economic growth in the country will continue. However, he added, the U.S. isn’t likely to see pre-pandemic levels “until the end of the year at the earliest, unless the economy takes a significant turn for the worse.”
And that’s really the plan: The Biden regime and the leftist deep state running it will be fine, economically, as their investments and assets will be protected from their own economy-destroying policies. The rest of the country, however, is in for a massive contraction like that seen just a short 15 years ago.
Adams’ recusal follows a motion brought by local activist Ed Williams, who filed the original lawsuit against several DeKalb commissioners and county CEO Michael Thurmond. Williams had requested Adams remove himself due to his previous rulings in the case and what Williams called the judge’s “long congenial relationship with some of the commissioners.”
Williams also raised questions about Adams’ appointment as chair of DeKalb’s charter review commission, a body tasked with evaluating the organization of the county’s government and how powers are delegated. Williams argued that the matters under examination by the review commission could include the very issue he raised in his lawsuit.
In his June 26 recusal latter, Adams did not specify a reason for removing himself from the case.
As of Wednesday, a new judge had not been assigned.
Williams filed his lawsuit without the aid of an attorney in August 2018, several months after DeKalb commissioners voted to give themselves a nearly 60% raise. The pay hike was quickly introduced during a meeting without being listed on the agenda and without going through the commission’s normal committee review process.
Williams’ suit argues that the commission’s vote violated open meeting laws and the salary ordinance was unconstitutional.
Adams dismissed the suit originally but Williams appealed all the way to the state’s Supreme Court, where law students at the University of Georgia’s appellate litigation clinic helped argue the case late last year.
The Supreme Court issued its opinion in March.
While the high court did not rule on the merit of any allegations themselves, it found that Williams should have been permitted to pursue civil penalties against individual commissioners for allegedly violating the state’s Open Meetings Act. It also found that Williams’ request for an injunction to stop CEO Thurmond from paying the increased salaries was dismissed prematurely.
(Natural News) This is the most important Daily News note that I have ever written. Read on and you will understand why I wrote this to go out with the LifeSite Daily News email to subscribers last night.
Monday was a wild, roller coaster day for Canadians and the Convoy 2022 movement that has attracted immense international attention and support. One nation after another has seen the rise of a trucker movement imitating the incredibly successful Canadian one. Each one verifies similar citizen disgust and desperation over covid mandates in their respective nations.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced end to vaccine passports mandate
The day started out with an astonishing press conference from COVID tyrant and Ontario premier Doug Ford. Ontario is Canada’s most populated and wealthy province. Ford announced a completely unexpected, supposed end to the province’s vaccine passports mandate. I use “supposed” because he is also going to allow businesses to continue to demand proof of vaccination if they so wish. That is a contradictory policy of giving with one hand while taking away with the other.
He also vaguely indicated that masks will stay in place until “a later date” and threatened Truckers with “serious consequences” for “lawless activity,” ignoring his own constantly failed, massively lawless COVID policies that have been catastrophic and resulted in thousands of otherwise preventable deaths and severe injuries that are ongoing.
Trudeau/federal government invocation of Emergency Measures Act
Then there was the carefully staged Justin Trudeau and various aids’ press conference, where for the first time in Canadian history the extreme Emergency Measures Act (EMA) was invoked. It gives this chronically lying prime minister frightening dictatorial powers to crush terrorists or similar threats to the nation.
Trudeau has never been known to be consistent on his beliefs and policies which back in 2020 would have strongly supported today’s truckers’ actions – even if they lasted a year. See the following excerpt from the New York Times editorial board noted in an illuminating Hot Air column today:
The Hot Air author logically concludes, “Trudeau’s sudden grasp of emergency powers to shut down peaceful protest is not just a clear case of hypocrisy, but also a warning sign for authoritarianism.”
LifeSite’s Kennedy Hall writes that what Trudeau has actually done was to give himself new powers to “squash a freedom movement that is engaging in civil disobedience peacefully.” And that civil disobedience has been a sacred, traditional right in Canada.
Trudeau political clone Doug Ford also expressed complete support for the PM’s extreme reaction to the peaceful, patriotic protesters. They have been gaining support from millions of Canadians desperately seeking relief from the COVID mandates that have devastated Canada’s economy and society.
Ford seems to have a political death wish which the provincial Liberals will take full advantage of in the upcoming provincial election.
Tucker Carlson was quick to respond last night to Trudeau as having declared Canada to be a dictatorship, which, as he explains, is not an unreasonable charge.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has thankfully announced last night that Trudeau has gone too far. They added, “the federal government has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act. This law creates a high and clear standard for good reason: the Act allows the government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. This standard has not been met.”
They are correct. There is no justifiable, honest reason for its invocation. This is major fraud involving massive exaggerations and lies about the truckers and supporters.
At an earlier truckers’ press conference, Canadian Senator Brian Peckford, the last remaining drafter of Canada’s Charter of Rights, and a great Canadian expressed dismay over the expected invocation of the EMA. Both Peckford and a trucker organizer stated that Convoy 2022 “will hold the line” and the protests will continue to try to free Canadians from the destructive mandates.
Canada’s federal police, the Mounties, have engaged in overnight, Mafia-like violent sabotage of three huge excavators on private property in a field near the Coutts, Alberta truckers’ blockade which they only “suspected” would be used in the blockade. They also claim to have arrested persons connected to the blockade who allegedly had a large number of guns and planned violence against the Mounties when they moved to dismantle the blockade.
At the truckers’ press conference a journalist asked a question about the arrests and guns. There was an immediate outcry from the truckers shouting “lies, lies, lies.” Almost everyone related to the truckers has long been expecting a false flag setup of this type by the Mounties in order to turn the public against them and to justify extreme actions.
The Conservative parliamentary motion to end the COVID restrictions was unfortunately defeated Monday 185 to 151, with only all the Conservatives supporting the motion.
Dr. Robert Malone warns Canadians to defend their nation from Globalists
This is the big one: Dr. Robert Malone posted an article on his blog supporting the Canadian truckers and warning that Canadians must defend their nation if they “wish to keep it, or the Globalists will take it from you.” The article is a MUST-READ for all Canadians and citizens of all other nations.
Malone explains what the catastrophic COVID policies are really all about – imposing the Great Reset on every nation in the world. That also explains the real purpose of Monday’s Canadian federal government press conference. In reality, it had NOTHING to do with “terrorists” or other serious threats to the security of Canada. Justin Trudeau is a protégé of Great Reset creator Klaus Schwab and has a number of times publicly expressed his support for the evil Great Reset scheme.
The truckers are very patriotic Canadians giving their whole heart and soul to defend Canada from those who are destroying it. Every truck and all those cheering them on in Ottawa and on every bridge and stop along the way to Ottawa from the different parts of Canada displayed a sea of Canadian flags.
During rallies, there has been frequent singing of the national anthem. In Ottawa, contrary to Liberal and media lies, truckers cleaned and protected the monuments in front of Parliament. They are no “terrorists” nor any threat to the nation among them compared to the threat that the federal and provincial governments have been with their two years of COVID tyranny and destruction.
Check out my February 11 article that now includes five moving, short videos revealing the true heart and soul of Convoy 2022 and the millions of Canadians supporting them. Forward that article and videos to others so they can use them to convince skeptics and critics of the truckers that they are actually very different from what they have been told every day by the bought and controlled media.
Convoy 2022 has become an unexpected, international, and very serious threat to Great Reset global plans as well as a convenient opportunity to exploit for the purpose of rapidly advancing Great Reset policies in Canada sooner than planned.
Deputy PM Freeland’s shocking financial control measures
The especially big give-away yesterday was the lengthy explanation by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland of radical new financial policies announcing the government will seize truckers’ assets at will.
Watch Freeland to the left of Trudeau at the beginning of the video of the press conference yesterday when all of this was announced. She was obviously extremely anxious about what she was about to say and the government’s huge risk in trying to get away with its extreme measures.
I have never seen a Deputy PM so obviously near what seems to be a panic attack before speaking. She had every reason to be that anxious as Justin Trudeau also seemed to be very uncomfortable as he announced his unsupportable invoking of the Emergency Measures Act against a huge, popular movement of peaceful Canadian patriots.
She stated, “We are broadening the scope of Canada’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules so that they cover Crowd Funding Platforms and the payment service providers they use.” That is an unprecedented, revolutionary and frightening change to Canada’s financial system and protections for citizens.
There was much more, including authorizing banks to unilaterally suspend any account for any reason on the basis of suspicion alone, no court order required, with legal immunity.
She also announced the government is even planning to seize crypto-currency funds which the truckers have begun using to protect their money from tyrannical government measures. Freeland’s announcements were the most frightening of all the government actions to date.
What Freeland announced strongly appeared to be the next stage of later, full government control of everyone’s financial assets, not just the truckers, and a suspension of all financial privacy rights, with arbitrary and often changing bank and government conditions required of citizens to earn, move and use money.
That total control of personal finances is right out of the Great Reset book and all too similar to Communist China’s social credit system. This is even worse than if Trudeau sent in the army to remove the protesters. What Freeland and Trudeau have begun, unless there is an immediate, great uproar among all Canadians to stop this planned financial slavery, is a grave threat to every Canadian.
Trudeau, Freeland, and the others who spoke during the press conference indicated that these drastic new measures, other than the crowdfunding controls, were temporary and would last only for an unspecified period of time. Trudeau also stated that they are not intended to be applied to all Canadians.
More warnings about the duration and dangers of emergency measures
I need to remind everyone that Trudeau, Ford, and many others promised back in 2020 that they only needed “two weeks to flatten the curve.” How did that turn out? There has been an ongoing string of broken promises and policy reverses for the past two years on almost everything related to Covid. There is good reason to not believe any of the assurances given yesterday afternoon.
Watch the Trucker press conference this morning during which Ontario MPP Randy Hillier and the renowned Dr. Paul Alexander provide sobering responses to yesterday’s developments. Both are very blunt about what Canadians are now facing. There will surely be many more such warnings that Canada has now gone down a very dangerous, unnecessary path.
The entire Ottawa press conference was pure political theatre. It was carefully scripted to further unjustly demonize the Convoy 2022 and provoke Canadians to turn against each other. That is, nothing in it was honest and all Canadians and others watching were considered to be subjects for psychological conditioning to believe that the truckers are violent terrorists threatening national security and economic stability. That is preposterous and unconscionable!
Canadians were assured that the suspension of civil rights and severe actions were targeted only against anyone even suspected of supporting this patriotic movement. That would likely include even millions of Canadians. But it won’t stop there, I can guarantee you.
All Canadians, whether they support or oppose the truckers should be alarmed about this development. It portends the end of democracy in Canada. That would threaten every one of whatever views who are not among the globalist elites.
See the full, one-hour-long press conference here.It is important to endure watching and viewing it from the perspective that has been presented in this article.
I urge all LifeSite readers, no matter what country you are in, to pray for the continued success of Canada’s Convoy 2022 because what happens in Canada over the next few months will have an impact on the rest of the world.
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(NaturalNews) Three days ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg went on a discombobulated verbal rampage against Donald Trump, calling him a “faker” and claiming that if he were elected president, “then everything is up for grabs.”
She then went on to declare that everybody should “move to New Zealand” where, apparently, they can all wear their liberal tin foil hats together while America finally builds a wall to keep them all out.
But what almost nobody seems to remember about all this is that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was brain damaged by chemotherapy in 2009. As this NY Daily News story explains, she underwent chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer that year.
Chemotherapy is a systemic poison that damages the brains, kidneys and hearts of those who undergo the procedure. As oncologists well know, chemotherapy causes “chemo brain” — a form of chemically induced brain damage that severely impairs cognitive ability by damaging brain cells. It’s far worse than the brain damage you’d suffer from sniffing glue or consuming meth, by the way.
Chemo brain is a medically recognized side effect of chemotherapy, and even the Mayo Clinic describes chemo brain side effects as including:
Difficulty finding the right word
Feeling of mental fogginess
Short-term memory problems
Taking longer than usual to complete routine tasks
Trouble with verbal memory, such as remembering a conversation
Does this sound exactly like Ruth Bader Ginsburg? You bet it does!
America’s highest court populated by a brain-damaged liberal
All this explains why Ginsberg’s Supreme Court decisions have been so cognitively impaired for the last seven years. It’s also why she recently committed a huge error by uttering all those insanely stupid words against Donald Trump, earning her a retort from Trump who correctly says her “mind is shot.”
The Trumpster is now calling for Ginsberg to resign in shame, and even the New York Times now agrees that Trump is right: Ginsberg has totally lost her mind. Why hasn’t she resigned yet? Because she’s too cognitively impaired to realize she needs to resign.
It’s frightening to think that the very future of America hinges in part on the decisions of a brain-damaged U.S. Supreme Court Justice who has lost the ability to think or speak with clarity. Yet in another way, it’s also not so surprising: She’s the perfect poster girl for the total insanity that now exists in Washington D.C. … a dangerous departure from sanity that’s now endemic across the entire federal government. In fact, if you think about it, why shouldn’t an insanely stupid, incompetent and corrupt federal government be incessantly granted unconstitutional powers by a brain-damaged Supreme Court justice who can’t control her own mouth?
This is all the more reason to elect Donald Trump, by the way. If we are to have any real hope of saving America, we have to replace all the insane, incompetent and brain damaged government officials with intelligent, capable, patriotic Americans who can get things done while protecting individual liberty. Read more at Trump.news.
Maybe Americans aren’t taking to Hillary Clinton’s sour attitude toward guns. Maybe they’re arming themselves out of concern about terrorists and criminals of a more conventional stripe. And maybe they’re showing what they think of members of Congress who use terrorists’ crimes as the excuse to push for more gun control. image hosting sites
One way or the other, though, Americans are continuing to acquire guns at an unprecedented level. The FBI reported this week that in June 2016, firearm-related background checks set a new record for any month of June, up 39% from the number of checks conducted in June 2015.
For the first six months of 2016, checks are up 32 percent over the same period in 2015. If the present rate of checks holds through December, there will be over 32 million checks conducted this year, more than double the number conducted during President Obama’s first year in office. There have been 26.5 million checks during the last 12 months, more than in any 12-month period previously.
NICS checks don’t precisely indicate the number of firearms acquired in a given time frame. But the trend in checks makes clear that Americans are acquiring firearms at a record pace. The annual number of checks has risen from 12.7 million during the last year of President George W. Bush’s administration to an average of 23 million during Obama’s second term. how to print screen on pc
NICS checks don’t stop criminals from stealing guns or acquiring guns on the black market, and criminals defeat checks by having other people, who can pass checks, buy guns for them. But they continue to deliver data undermining gun control supporters’ perennial boast that gun ownership is declining. If anything, the data suggest that the opposite is true.
(NaturalNews) There has never been an assault against a documentary film in the history of America like the one we’ve just witnessed over the last 48 hours. The entire mainstream media waged a coordinated, simultaneous attack against the Tribeca Film Festival to censor a film none of them had even seen.
That film, of course, is called VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, and it documents the admission of the CDC’s Dr. William Thompson, who admitted taking part in a massive scientific fraud to conceal the truth about vaccines causing autism.
This is the first time in the history of film and media that the totality of the media establishment has condemned a film that none of them have ever viewed, desperately trying to make sure no American ever witnesses the hour and a half of film footage that is now “forbidden” to be viewed in a nation founded on free speech.
A statement has been posted on the VAXXED documentary website:
It is our understanding that persons from an organization affiliated with the festival have made unspecified allegations against the film – claims that we were given no opportunity to challenge or redress. We were denied due process.
We have just witnessed yet another example of the power of corporate interests censoring free speech, art, and truth.
Tribeca’s action will not succeed in denying the world access to the truth behind the film Vaxxed.
Robert De Niro was on a phone call before all this happened
Natural News can now report that Robert De Niro and his wife spoke directly with U.S. Congressman Bill Posey for approximately one hour on Friday, during which De Niro was given numerous assurances by Congressman Posey that the CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, really did confess to taking part in massive scientific fraud to conceal the links between vaccines and autism. It was based in part on this assurance that De Niro originally backed the film’s screening at Tribeca.
But hours later, somebody got to De Niro. Somebody powerful and connected whom we believe threatened Robert De Niro into silence. This mysterious conversation has not been revealed. De Niro has not released the names of those from the “scientific community” who threatened him, nor have the VAXXED filmmakers been offered any ability to respond to whatever accusations may have been falsely leveled against the film.
Total secrecy: Who got to De Niro, and what threats were made against him?
The silencing of VAXXED, in other words, was carried out with the same secrecy under which the entire vaccine industry operates. There is zero transparency, no due process, no discussion and no debate. Robert De Niro may have even been death threated by the vaccine establishment — an industry already steeped in the maiming and murdering of children worldwide. To silence this powerful film, they would stop at nothing… not even threatening Robert De Niro with destroying his professional career or possibly his life or family.
This is the vaccine mafia at work: Threatening people into silence, censoring a powerful documentary, leveling secret accusations in secret meetings, all while ridiculously claiming they alone have a monopoly on scientific truth which can never be challenged, debated or even questioned by anyone.
The mainstream media just committed credibility suicide… everybody knows they’re covering up the truth about vaccines
In the coverage of all this, we just witnessed the mainstream media committing CREDIBILITY SUICIDE. The entire media just followed in the footsteps of North Korea or Communist China, ordering a film festival to censor a documentary that’s so powerful, it threatens the cascade of lies propping up the fraudulent vaccine industry and all its hidden truths (that are about to be exposed).
The same Tribeca Film Festival that happily previewed films like “37 USES FOR A DEAD SHEEP” and “TICKED-OFF TRANNIES WITH KNIVES” has decided that the VAXXED documentary is too dangerous for the public to be allowed to view. But this was not a decision reached with rationality and truth: It was arrived at via the process of media totalitarianism — intimidation and threats aimed at Robert De Niro to force him to silence this film and withdraw it from the festival.
And so for daring to support freedom of expression on this monumental issue the vaccine-pimping media has desperately tried to conceal, De Niro finds himself in a firestorm of accusations and condemnation by the very same media that also blackballed every single story about CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson.
What’s so dangerous in this film that no citizen shall be allowed to view it?
Meanwhile, every thinking American has now come to the realization that the vaccine industry is run like a MAFIA and is wholly incapable of withstanding even a single low-budget documentary that, frankly, few people would have ever heard about if not for this outrageous censorship effort. Now, the American people are asking the commonsense question: “What’s so dangerous in this VAXXED film that we aren’t allowed to see it?”
Does the film show people being beheaded by terrorists in bloody machete scenes? Nope, for that you have to watch CNN and other mainstream media outlets.
Does the film feature lunatic quacks spouting total nonsense and gobbledygook? Nope, because if it did, the vaccine industry would want EVERYONE to watch it!
Does the film fabricate total lies and present them as truth? Nope, to see that, you have to watch all the leftist Hollywood revisionist history films like “TRUTH” (which is full of lies, paradoxically).
VAXXED, it turns out, is dangerous because it is credible. It is being attacked and censored precisely because it threatens to crumble the great scientific Berlin Wall of the vaccine industry… an industry built almost entirely on lies, cover-ups, censorship and systematic intimidation.
In fact, all this is on full display right now as you watch this story unfold. The media obediently attacks De Niro while vaccine totalitarians demand absolute censorship of a film they’ve never even seen. They can’t name in particular statement in the film that’s dangerous or false; they are attacking the entire film by essentially demanding that no questions ever be allowed to be asked about vaccine safety. Just the mere existence of the film is, all by itself, a serious threat to the entire vaccine industry.
All this, of course, is nothing short of “scientific intolerance” and cognitive bigotry on parade. For the vaccine industry to even claim that its products are backed by “science” is wholly laughable. Real science, as everyone knows, is unafraid of scrutiny and debate. Real science welcomes debate because real science can defend itself. Any industry claiming to have “science” on its side which is simultaneously terrified of a scientific discussion isn’t based on science at all.
We are now living in a scientific dictatorship run by the very same corporations that are systematically poisoning our children
If you ever needed a reason to see the VAXXED documentary, you now have the best reason of all: This is the film that you’re never supposed to be allowed to witness with your own eyes.
In a film industry filled with wanton violence, on-screen rapings, beheadings, bloody war scenes and scenes of torture, the single most dangerous film you’re not allowed to see is one that presents an idea.
That idea is based on a simple scientific truth about vaccine dangers, and it’s considered so dangerous to the vaccine establishment that it must be banned at all costs, even if it means threatening Robert De Niro with being destroyed or perhaps even physically harmed.
When the vaccine industry resorts to outright censorship and intimidation tactics against film organizers, you know they have something extremely damning to hide. It’s so damning that the mere utterance of a few words in the film apparently threatens to destroy the entire cesspool of lies upon which the vaccine industry was built. Words of truth are so dangerous to the vaccine industry that all such words must never be uttered on film, lest people wake up to the reality that their own children are being systematically poisoned, maimed and killed — knowingly! — by the vaccine industry and its toxic interventions.
Remember: If they can get to Robert De Niro, formerly a champion of free speech and freedom of expression, they will go after anyone and attempt anything that it takes. If they have to call in bomb threats against theaters to have them evacuated, that’s exactly what the vaccine industry will do. If they have to threaten film festival producers with murder — or threaten their families with bodily harm — they’ll do that, too. There is no tactic outside the bounds of an industry that already engages in the widespread maiming and murder of children. If they will kill your child with their vaccines, in other words, they’ll think nothing of threatening a guy like Robert De Niro to get him to participate in their cover-up.
Follow Natural News for breaking news update on all this. I am in direct touch with the film producers, and I am being kept informed of next steps in this epic battle for free speech and scientific truth.
Learn more about VAXXED and vaccines at the following links:
The official VAXXED documentary website (and trailer)
‘Iqbal’ Brings Seven Years of Bad Luck for Plaintiffs
OPINION: The heightened pleading standard established in 2009 is based on faulty propositions.
Arthur H. Bryant, The National Law Journal
May 23, 2016
The seventh anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009 decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal was May 18. It’s a date that should live in infamy.
A 5-4 decision, Iqbal ignored reality — and the fact that truth is stranger than fiction. It flouted the process for amending the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. And it particularly limited access to justice for civil rights, employment discrimination and individual plaintiffs.
Seventy years before Iqbal, in 1938, the Federal Rules were adopted to get rid of “fact” pleading, which the rule-makers thought “led to wasteful disputes about distinctions that … were arbitrary or metaphysical, too often cutting off adjudication on the merits.” Under the new Rule 8, to start a lawsuit, the plaintiff had to file a complaint with “a short and plain statement of the claim showing the pleader is entitled to relief.”
As the court later explained in Conley v. Gibson, the complaint did not have to “set out the facts in detail.” It just had to give the defendant “fair notice of what the plaintiff’s claim is and the grounds upon which it rests.” A motion to dismiss would only be granted if “it appears beyond doubt that the plaintiff can prove no set of facts in support of his claim which would entitle him to relief.” Then, the plaintiff could take discovery, to find out what the defendant and other relevant people knew and when they knew it. After that, the court would determine whether there was sufficient proof to require a trial.
In Iqbal, the court rejected a complaint alleging that high-level U.S. officials had a Pakistani Muslim and thousands of other Arab men illegally arrested and detained after the 9/11 attacks because of “their race, religion, and national origin … and not because of any evidence” of their “involvement in supporting terrorist activity.”
To do so, the court changed the rules. It held that, from now on, to “survive a motion to dismiss, a complaint must contain sufficient factual matter, accepted as true, to state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face.” Dismissal no longer turned on whether the complaint provided “fair notice” to the defendant; it turned on whether the claim was “plausible on its face.” How were judges to determine that? By drawing on their “judicial experience and common sense.”
Motions to dismiss were immediately filed throughout the federal courts. Judges’ and lawyers’ workloads increased enormously. The lower courts and lawyers are still struggling to figure out how the new system is supposed to work — and, if they can, make it fair.
For three reasons, however, it’s become increasingly clear that Iqbal was a mistake.
First, whatever one thinks about the allegations in the case, the Iqbal pleading standard is based on a proposition — allegations probably aren’t true if they’re not plausible on their face — that is false. Reality keeps teaching us that. None of us, including federal judges using their “judicial experience and common sense,” would have believed that any of the following was plausible a few years ago:
• Donald Trump would be the presumptive Republican Party nominee for president of the United States of America.
• A prominent candidate for president would propose banning all Muslims from entering America or call women “fat pigs,” “dogs” and “disgusting animals.”
• Same-sex marriage would be legal nationwide.
• The U.S. government would obtain and be able to search virtually all Americans’ phone records.
• Olympic champion Bruce Jenner would become a woman, Caitlyn Jenner.
• Federal, state and local governments would battle over what kind of bathroom people such as Caitlyn Jenner could use.
Similar implausible things happen every day.
Second, Iqbal effectively rewrote the Federal Rules without following the legally established rules for amending them. Under the Rules Enabling Act, before rules are changed, detailed procedures must be followed involving the Advisory Committees to the U.S. Judicial Conference’s Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure; the Standing Committee itself; notice to and comment from lawyers, judges and the public; the U.S. Judicial Conference; the Supreme Court; and Congress — so the changes are fully considered and fair.
In 2002, the court unanimously rejected a company’s plea for a heightened pleading standard in employment discrimination cases, saying that result “must be obtained by the process of amending the Federal Rules, and not judicial interpretation.” It should have said that in Iqbal, too.
Third, Iqbal is especially harmful to civil rights, employment discrimination and individual plaintiffs. Last year, the most comprehensive study of Iqbal’s effects, “Measuring the Impact of Plausibility Pleading,” was published in the Virginia Law Review. It found that Iqbal increased dismissals of most cases by 10 percent, but employment discrimination and civil rights cases much more (16 percent and 19 percent, respectively). Cases filed by individuals were also dismissed far more often (18 percent), but not cases filed by corporations.
In theory, this could mean that only bad cases were dismissed more promptly. But, if that were true, a higher percentage of the cases remaining in court would succeed. They didn’t. These plaintiffs were just disproportionately denied a chance to prove their claims.
The high court should reverse the Iqbal decision. Whether cases proceed should turn on the facts and the law, not on whether judges think the allegations are plausible.
Arthur H. Bryant is the chairman of Public Justice, a national public interest law firm dedicated to advancing and preserving access to justice. His practice focuses on consumers’ rights, workers’ rights, civil rights, environmental protection, and corporate and government accountability.
If you don’t do anything else productive this week, do me one small favor, go here:
watch this youtube video, and learn the truth. I have been trying to tell people for the last 5 years, and cannot get enough people to listen, or believe the truth.
The US govt., the Japanese govt., are not going to tell you the truth. Every time I see someone letting their kids play in the rain, I want to walk up and slap them for their stupidity, then have to remember that no one has told them the truth. The news media, the govt, they all know the truth. Let’s just go about our daily lives, and ignore the situation.
Cancer has already been running rampant, the statistics show that it will take 15-17 years from March 11, 2011 to hit most people in the US. So much time will have passed since the triple – 100% meltdowns, that most peopel will not put 2 + 2 together to make 4. 2 + 2 by then, will be equal to 5.
The Scary TRUTH About Fukushima (Fukushima Exposed Full Documentary: Deception/End Times 2015)
So along with the chemtrails dumbing people down, helping them stay asleep, together with the deadly fluoride in the water, keep IQs that of a snail, and vaccines causing autism, all the more to black and hispanic males, most peopel in the US will contract cancer and never put it all together. Their children born with autism, their reproduction possibilities deteriorated, and never know what hit them.
Wake up you bunch of idiots, and smell the cesium, the strotium, tritium, and all the other radiations taking hold of your bodies. You cannot see radiation, you cannot smell it, you cannot feel it. It bioaccumulates in your bodies, and is a slow and horrible death.
How many people continued eating seafood? Wow! How many continued eating vegetables grown in California? How many people continued living on the California Coast? How many people go surfing in the Pacific? It only took 3-6 days from the March 11, 2011 triple melt down to reach the California coast.
Has anyone bothered to look at some of the pix of dead whales that have washed up on California beaches? How can the govt not tell these people living along the Pacific Ocean that their kids have been conaminated to the point that their grandchildren will not look anything like a human? The extent of our exposure is sickening, and no one cares, they won’t even listen.
No wonder they want to start confiscating our guns now. They know that when people learn the truth, some of the people are going to rebel. I watched a video recently that showed Hillary Clinton had the March 11, 2011 emails to her telling her to stay inside for the next three days. She knew all about what had happened and the extent of contamination. Japan passe secrecy laws to keep the people from talking about it. Media personnel that spoke of it, disappeared.
The births of the next couple of generations will be heartbreaking, horrors fit for horror movies. God Help Us All!
The judicial system doesn’t seem to have a problem with the FBI acting as admins for child porn sites while conducting investigations. After all, judges have seen worse. They’ve OK’ed the FBI’s hiring of a “heroin-addicted prostitute” to seduce an investigation target into selling drugs to undercover agents. Judges have, for the most part, allowed the ATF to bust people for robbing fake drug houses containing zero drugs — even when the actual robbery has never taken place. Judges have also found nothing wrong with law enforcement creating its own “pedophilic organization,” recruiting members and encouraging them to create child pornography.
So, when the FBI ran a child porn site for two weeks last year, its position as a child porn middleman was never considered to be a problem. The “network investigative technique” (NIT) it used to obtain identifying information about anonymous site visitors and their computer hardware, however, has resulted in a few problems for the agency.
While the FBI has been able to fend off one defendant’s attempt to suppress evidence out in Washington, it has just seen its evidence disappear in another case related to its NIT and the “PlayPen” child porn site it seized (and ran) last year.
What troubles the court isn’t the FBI acting as a child porn conduit in exchange for unmasking Tor users. What bothers the court is the reach of its NIT, which extends far outside the jurisdiction of the magistrate judge who granted the FBI’s search warrants. This decision benefits defendant Alex Levin of Massachusetts directly. But it could also pay off for Jay Michaud in Washington.
The warrants were issued in Virginia, which is where the seized server resided during the FBI’s spyware-based investigation. Levin, like Michaud, does not reside in the district where the warrant was issued (Virginia – Eastern District) and where the search was supposed to be undertaken. As Judge William Young explains, the FBI’s failure to restrict itself to the location where the NIT warrants were issued makes them worthless pieces of paper outside of that district. (via Chris Soghoian)
The government argues for a liberal construction of Rule 41(b) that would authorize the type of search that occurred here pursuant to the NIT Warrant. See Gov’t’s Resp. 18-20. Specifically, it argues that subsections (1), (2), and (4) of Rule 41(b) are each sufficient to support the magistrate judge’s issuance of the NIT Warrant. Id. This Court is unpersuaded by the government’s arguments. Because the NIT Warrant purported to authorize a search of property located outside the Eastern District of Virginia, and because none of the exceptions to the general territorial limitation of Rule 41(b)(1) applies, the Court holds that the magistrate judge lacked authority under Rule 41(b) to issue the NIT Warrant.
The government deployed some spectacular theories in its effort to salvage these warrants, but the court is having none of it.
The government advances two distinct lines of argument as to why Rule 41(b)(1) authorizes the NIT Warrant. One is that all of the property that was searched pursuant to the NIT Warrant was actually located within the Eastern District of Virginia, where the magistrate judge sat: since Levin — as a user of Website A — “retrieved the NIT from a server in the Eastern District of Virginia, and the NIT sent [Levin’s] network information back to a server in that district,” the government argues the search it conducted pursuant to the NIT Warrant properly can be understood as occurring within the Eastern District of Virginia. Gov’t’s Resp. 20. This is nothing but a strained, after-the-fact rationalization.
As the government attempts to portray it, the search was wholly contained in Virginia because the NIT was distributed by the seized server in the FBI’s control. But, as the judge notes, the searchitself — via the NIT — did not occur in Virginia. The NIT may have originated there, but without grabbing info and data from Levin’s computer in Massachusetts, the FBI would have nothing to use against the defendant.
That the Website A server is located in the Eastern District of Virginia is, for purposes of Rule 41(b)(1), immaterial, since it is not the server itself from which the relevant information was sought.
And, according to Judge Young, that’s exactly what the FBI has now: nothing.
The Court concludes that the violation at issue here is distinct from the technical Rule 41 violations that have been deemed insufficient to warrant suppression in past cases, and, in any event, Levin was prejudiced by the violation. Moreover, the Court holds that the good-faith exception is inapplicable because the warrant at issue here was void ab initio.
The judge has more to say about the FBI’s last ditch attempt to have the “good faith exception” salvage its invalid searches.
Even were the Court to hold that the good-faith exception could apply to circumstances involving a search pursuant to a warrant issued without jurisdiction, it would decline to rule such exception applicable here. For one, it was not objectively reasonable for law enforcement — particularly “a veteran FBI agent with 19 years of federal law enforcement experience[,]” Gov’t’s Resp. 7-8 — to believe that the NIT Warrant was properly issued considering the plain mandate of Rule 41(b).
The court doesn’t have a problem with NITs or the FBI’s decision to spend two weeks operating a seized child porn server. But it does have a problem with the government getting warrants signed in one jurisdiction and using them everywhere but.
The decision here could call into question other such warrants used extraterritorially, like the DEA’s dozens of wiretap warrants obtained in California but used to eavesdrop on targets located on the other side of the country. And it may help Jay Michaud in his case, seeing as he resides a few thousand miles away from where the search was supposedly performed.
Reprimanded last month for presiding over his own divorce case for four months after it was randomly assigned to his own court, a Texas judge told a local newspaper that doing so did no harm.
“This was my personal divorce,” said 383rd District Judge Mike Herrera to the El Paso Times on Tuesday, explaining that there was “no rush” to transfer the case to another judge because he and his wife were trying at the time to work things out.
Hence, “the fact that it was in this court made no difference. It stayed there,” Herrera said of the divorce case. “I wasn’t actively doing anything. Me and my former spouse were working on everything. She and I were working on everything carefully.”
The Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct noted that Herrera had filed motions in the case while it was in his own court. The commission said that the judge “failed to comply with the law, demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law, and engaged in willful and persistent conduct that was clearly inconsistent with the proper performance of his judicial duties,” the newspaper reports.
In addition to reprimanding Herrera, the commission ordered him to get six hours of training.
016 STATE OF THE JUDICIARY ADDRESS
THE HONORABLE CHIEF JUSTICE HUGH P. THOMPSON
SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA
January 27, 2016, 11 a.m.
House Chambers, State Capitol
Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, my fellow judges and my fellow Georgians:
Good morning. Thank you for this annual tradition of inviting the Chief Justice to report on the State of Georgia’s Judiciary. Thanks in large part to your support and the support of our governor, as we move into 2016, I am pleased to tell you that your judicial branch of government is not only steady and secure, it is dynamic; it has momentum; and it is moving forward into the 21st century with a vitality and a commitment to meeting the inevitable changes before us.
Our mission remains the same: To protect individual rights and liberties, to uphold and interpret the rule of law, and to provide a forum for the peaceful resolution of disputes that is fair, impartial, and accessible to all.
Our judges are committed to these principles. Each day, throughout this state, they put on their black robes; they take their seat on the courtroom bench; and they work tirelessly to ensure that all citizens who come before them get justice.
Our Judicial Council is the policy-making body of the state’s judicial branch. It is made up of competent, committed leaders elected by their fellow judges and representing all classes of court. They are assisted by an Administrative Office of the Courts, which is under a new director – Cynthia Clanton – and has a renewed focus as an agency that serves judges and courts throughout Georgia.
A number of our judges have made the trip to be here today. Our judges are here today because the relationship we have with you is important. We share with you the same goal of serving the citizens of this great state. We could not do our work without your help and that of our governor.
On behalf of all of the judges, let me say we are extremely grateful to you members of the General Assembly for your judicial compensation appropriation last year.
Today I want to talk to you about Georgia’s 21st century courts – our vision for the future, the road we must travel to get there, and the accomplishments we have already achieved.
It has been said that, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
Since a new state Constitution took effect in 1983, our population has nearly doubled to a little over 10 million, making us the 8th most populous state in the country. We are among the fastest growing states in the nation, and in less than four years, our population is projected to exceed 12 million.
Because it is good for our economy, we welcome that growth. Today, Georgia ranks
among states with the highest number of Fortune 500 companies, 20 of which have their global headquarters here; we have 72 four-year colleges and universities; we have the world’s busiest airport and we have two deep-water ports. Georgia is a gateway to the South, and for a growing number of people and businesses from around the world, it is a gateway to this country.
All of this growth produces litigation – increasingly complex litigation – and just as our state must prepare for this growth by ensuring we have enough roads and modes of transportation, enough doctors and hospitals, and enough power to reach people throughout the state, our courts also must be equipped and modernized for the 21st
While our population has nearly doubled since 1983, the number of Georgia judges has
grown only 16 percent. We must work together to ensure that our judicial system has enough judges, staff and resources in the 21st century to fulfill the mission and constitutional duties our forefathers assigned to us.
A healthy, vibrant judiciary is absolutely critical to the economic development of our state. Thanks to many leaders in the judiciary, as well as to our partnership with the governor and to you in the legislature, we are well on our way to building a court system for the 21st century.
This time next year, with your support, we will have put into place an historic shift in the types of cases handled by the Georgia Supreme Court – the highest court in the state – and by the Court of Appeals – our intermediate appellate court. Thanks to Governor Deal’s Georgia Appellate Jurisdiction Review Commission, this realignment will bring the Supreme Court of Georgia in line with other state Supreme Courts, which handle only the most critical cases that potentially change the law. Serving on the Commission are two of my colleagues – Justice David Nahmias and Justice Keith Blackwell – as well as two judges from the Court of Appeals – Chief
Judge Sara Doyle and Judge Stephen Dillard.
I thank you, Justices and Judges, for your leadership.
Under the Georgia Constitution, Supreme Court justices collectively decide every case that comes before us. Currently the state’s highest court hears divorce and alimony cases; we hear cases involving wills; we hear cases involving titles to land; and we hear disputes over boundary lines.
But the Governor’s Commission, and a number of reports by other commissions and
committees issued since 1983, have recommended that such cases should be heard by our intermediate appeals court, not by our highest court.
Both of our courts are among the busiest in the nation. But unlike the Supreme Court, which sits as a full court with all seven justices participating in, and deciding, every case, the Court of Appeals sits in panels of three. With your approval last year of three new Court of Appeals judges, that court will now have five panels, so it will have the capacity to consider five times as many cases as the Supreme Court.
Modernization of the Supreme Court makes sense. In a 19th century court system, when
most of the wealth was tied up in land, maybe title to land cases were the most important. Maybe they had the greatest implications for the public at large. But as we move into the 21st century, that is no longer true.
In answer to questions such as who owns a strip of land, what does a will mean, and who should prevail in a divorce settlement or an alimony dispute, most judicial systems believe that three judges are enough to provide the parties with a full and fair consideration of their appeal. It no longer makes sense to have seven – or nine – justices collectively review these types of cases.
There is no doubt these cases will be in good hands with the Court of Appeals.
Let me emphasize that all these cases the Commission recommended shifting to the Court of Appeals are critically important to the parties involved.
Let me also emphasize that the purpose of this historic change is not to lessen the burden on the Supreme Court. Rather, the intent is to free up the state’s highest court to devote more time and energy to the most complex and the most difficult cases that have the greatest implications for the law and society at large.
We will therefore retain jurisdiction of constitutional challenges to the laws you enact, questions from the federal courts seeking authoritative rulings on Georgia law, election contests, murder and death penalty cases, and cases in which the Court of Appeals judges are equally divided.
Significantly, we want to be able to accept more of what we call “certiorari” cases
which are appeals of decisions by the Court of Appeals. The number of petitions filed in this category during the first quarter of the new docket year is nearly 14 percent higher this year over last. Yet due to the amount of appeals the law now requires us to take, we have had to reject the majority of the petitions for certiorari that we receive.
These cases are often the most complex – and the most consequential. They involve
issues of great importance to the legal system and the State as a whole. Or they involve an area of law that has become inconsistent and needs clarification.
Businesses and citizens need to know what the law allows them to do and what it does
not allow them to do. It is our job at the highest court to reduce any uncertainty and bring consistency and clarity to the law.
Under the Commission’s recommendations, our 21st century Georgia Supreme Court will
be able to accept more of these important appeals.
As we move into the 21st century, plans are being discussed to build the first state Judicial Building in Georgia’s history that will be dedicated solely to the judiciary. We are grateful for the Governor’s leadership on this. The building that now houses the state’s highest court and the Court of Appeals was built in 1954 when Herman Tallmadge was governor. Back then, it made sense to combine the state judicial branch with part of the executive branch, by locating the Law Department in the same building.
But the world has changed since 1954, and the building we now occupy was not designed with visitors in mind. It was not designed with technology in mind. And it surely was not designed with security in mind. Indeed, it was designed to interconnect with neighboring buildings that housed other branches of government.
A proper Judicial Building is about more than bricks and mortar. Outside, this building will symbolize for generations to come the place where people will go to get final resolution of civil wrongs and injustices; where the government will go to safeguard its prosecution of criminals; and where defendants will go to appeal convictions and sentences to prison for life.
Inside such a building, the courtroom will reinforce the reality that what goes on here is serious and solemn; it is a place of great purpose, in the words of a federal judge. The parties and the lawyers will understand they are all on equal footing, because they are equal under the law.
There is a majesty about the law that gets played out in the courtroom. It is a hallowed place because it is where the truth must be told and where justice is born. The courtroom represents our democracy at its very best.
No, this building is not just about bricks and mortar. Rather it is a place that will house Georgia’s highest court where fairness, impartiality, and justice will reign for future generations.
We are no longer living in a 1950s Georgia. The courts of the 21st century must be
equipped to handle an increasingly diverse population. Living today in metropolitan Atlanta alone are more than 700,000 people who were born outside the United States. According to the Chamber of Commerce, today some 70 countries have a presence in Atlanta, in the form of a consulate or trade office. We must be ready to help resolve the disputes of international businesses that are increasingly locating in our state and capital. Our 21st century courts must be open, transparent and accessible to all. Our citizens’ confidence in their judicial system depends on it. We must be armed with qualified, certified interpreters, promote arbitration as an alternative to costly, courtroom-bound litigation, ensure that all those who cannot afford lawyers have an avenue toward justice, and be constantly updating technology with the aim of improving our courts’ efficiency while saving literally millions of dollars. For all of this, we need your help.
When I first became a judge, we had no email, no cell phones, no Internet. People didn’t Twitter or text, or post things on YouTube, Facebook or Instagram. The most modern equipment we had was a mimeograph machine.
This past year, by Supreme Court order, we created for the first time a governance
structure to bring our use of technology into the 21st century. Chaired by my colleague Justice Harold Melton, and co-chaired by Douglas County Superior Court Judge David Emerson, this permanent Judicial Council Standing Committee on Technology will lead the judicial branch by providing guidance and oversight of its technology initiatives.
Our courts on their own are rapidly moving away from paper documents into the digital age. At the Supreme Court, lawyers must now electronically file all cases. This past year, we successfully launched the next phase by working with trial courts to begin transmitting their entire court record to us electronically. The Court of Appeals also now requires the e-filing of applications to appeal, and this year, will join the Supreme Court in accepting electronic trial records.
Our goal is to develop a uniform statewide electronic filing and retrieval system so that lawyers and others throughout the judiciary can file and access data the easiest way possible.
Using a single portal, attorneys will be able to file documents with trial courts and appellate courts – and retrieve them from any court in the state. This is the system advocated by our partner, President Bob Kaufman of the State Bar of Georgia, and by attorneys throughout the state.
Such a system will not only make our courts more efficient at huge savings, but it will make Georgia safer. When our trial judges conduct bond hearings, for example, they often lack critical information about the person before them. They usually have reports about any former convictions, but they may not have information about cases pending against the defendant in other courts. The technology exists now to ensure that they do.
Also on the horizon is the expanded use of videoconferencing – another electronic
improvement that will save money and protect citizens’ lives. After a conviction and sentence to prison, post-trial hearings require courts to send security teams to pick up the prisoner and bring him to court. Without encroaching on the constitutional right of confrontation, we could videoconference the inmate’s testimony from his prison cell. Again, the technology already exists.
Our Committee on Technology will be at the forefront of guiding our courts into the 21st century.
As Georgia grows, it grows more diverse.
Our Georgia courts are required by the federal government to provide language services free of charge to litigants and witnesses, not only in criminal cases but in civil cases as well.
Even for fluent English speakers, the judicial system can be confusing and unwelcoming.
My vision for Georgia’s judiciary in the 21st century is that every court, in every city and every county in Georgia, will have the capacity of serving all litigants, speaking any language, regardless of national origin, from the moment they enter the courthouse until the moment they leave. That means that on court websites, signs and forms will be available in multiple languages, that all court staff will have the tools they need to assist any customers, and that court proceedings will have instant access to the interpreters of the languages they need.
Chief Magistrate Kristina Blum of the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court has been
working hard to ensure access to justice for all those who come to her court, most of whom are representing themselves.
Recently her court created brochures that provide guidance for civil trials, family
violence matters, warrant applications, garnishments, and landlord-tenant disputes. These brochures provide basic information about each proceeding – what to expect and how best to present their case in court.
Judge Blum, who is in line to be president of the Council of Magistrate Judges and is a member of our Judicial Council, has had the brochures translated into Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese. Such non-legalese forms and tutorial videos that our citizens can understand go a long way toward building trust in the judicial system, and in our entire government.
The Supreme Court Commission on Interpreters, chaired by Justice Keith Blackwell, is
making significant strides in ensuring that our courts uphold the standards of due process. With the help of Commission member Jana Edmondson-Cooper, an energetic attorney with the Georgia Legal Services Program, the Commission is working around the state to educate judges,court administrators and lawyers on the judiciary’s responsibilities in providing language assistance.
The essence of due process is the opportunity to be heard. Our justice system is the envy of other countries because it is open and fair to everyone seeking justice. By helping those who have not yet mastered English, we reinforce the message that the doors to the best justice system in the world are open to everyone.
Our law demands it. Our Constitution demands it.
The courts of the 21st century will symbolize a new era. A turning point in our history occurred when we realized there was a smarter way to handle criminals.
Six years ago, my colleague and then Chief Justice Carol Hunstein accompanied
Representative Wendell Willard to Alabama to explore how that state was reforming its criminal justice system. Back in Georgia, Governor Deal seized the reins, brought together the three branches of government, and through extraordinary leadership, has made criminal justice reform a reality. Georgia is now a model for the nation.
Today, following an explosive growth in our prison population that doubled between
1990 and 2011 and caused corrections costs to top one billion dollars a year, last year our prison population was the lowest it has been in 10 years. Our recidivism rate is the lowest it’s been in three decades. And we have turned back the tide of rising costs.
For the last five years, the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform – created by the governor and your legislation – has been busy transforming our criminal justice system into one that does a better job of protecting public safety while holding non-violent offenders accountable and saving millions in taxpayer dollars. I am extremely grateful to this Council and commend the steady leadership of co-chairs Judge Michael Boggs of the Court of Appeals and Thomas Worthy of the State Bar of Georgia.
Throughout this historic reform, Georgia’s trial court judges have been in the trenches.
Our number one goal in criminal justice reform is to better protect the safety of our citizens.
Central to that goal is the development of our specialty courts – what some call accountability courts.
These courts have a proven track record of reducing recidivism rates and keeping our
citizens safe. Nationwide, 75 percent of drug court graduates remain free of arrest two years after completing the program, and the most conservative analyses show that drug courts reduce crime as much as 45 percent more than other sentencing options. Last year, these courts helped save Georgia more than $51 million in prison costs.
From the beginning, you in the legislature have steadfastly supported the growth in these courts, most recently appropriating more than $19 million for the current fiscal year.
Georgia now has 131 of these courts, which include drug courts, DUI courts, juvenile and adult mental health courts, and veterans courts. Today, only two judicial circuits in the state do not yet have a specialty court, and both are in the early stages of discussing the possibility of starting one. In addition to those already involved, last year alone, we added nearly 3500 new participants to these courts.
Behind that number are individual tales of lives changed and in some cases, lives saved.
Our judges, who see so much failure, take pride in these success stories. And so should you.
Chief Judge Richard Slaby of the Richmond County State Court, speaks with great pride of Judge David Watkins and the specialty courts that have grown under Judge Watkins’ direction. Today the recidivism rate among the Augusta participants is less than 10 percent.
The judges who run these courts are committed and deserve our thanks. We are grateful to leaders like Judge Slaby, who is President-Elect of the Council of State Court Judges and a member of our Judicial Council; to Judge Stephen Goss of the Dougherty Superior Court, whose mental health court has been recognized as one of the best mental health courts in our country; to Chief Judge Brenda Weaver, President of the Council of Superior Court Judges and a member of our Judicial Council. Judge Weaver of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit serves on the Council of
Accountability Court Judges of Georgia, which you created last year by statute. Its purpose is to improve the quality of our specialty courts through proven standards and practices, and it is chaired by Superior Court Judge Jason Deal of Hall County. Judge Deal’s dedication to the specialty court model in his community, and his guidance and encouragement to programs throughout the state, are described as invaluable by those who work with him.
We may not have a unified court system in Georgia. But we have judges unified in their commitment to our courts. Among our one thousand four hundred and fifty judges, Georgia has many fine leaders. I’ve told you about a number of them today. In closing, I want to mention two more.
When the United States Supreme Court issued its historic decision last year on same-sex marriage, our Council of Probate Court Judges led the way toward compliance. Three months before the ruling was issued, the judges met privately at the behest of the Council’s then president, Judge Chase Daughtrey of Cook County, and his successor, Judge Don Wilkes of Emanuel County. Together, they determined that regardless of what the Supreme Court decided, they would follow the law. Both Governor Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens also publicly announced they would respect the court’s decision, despite tremendous pressure to do otherwise.
These men are all great leaders who spared our state the turmoil other states endured. The bottom line is this: In Georgia, we may like the law, we may not like the law, but we follow the law.
The day-to-day business of the Georgia courts rarely makes the news. Rather judges,
their staff and clerks spend their days devoted to understanding the law, tediously pushing cases through to resolution, committed to ferreting out the truth and making the right decision. It is not easy, and they must often stand alone, knowing that when they sentence someone to prison, many lives hang in the balance between justice and mercy.
So I thank all of our leaders, and I thank all of our judges who are leading our courts into the 21st century.
May God bless them. May God bless you. And may God bless all the people of Georgia.