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BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24 KJV
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Turley looks at the Biden evidence and comes up with a startling conclusion…
Law Professor Jonathan Turley looked at the growing mountain of evidence related to the Biden family’s extremely lucrative influence peddling, and the President’s rebuttal (which mostly amounts to simply denying that the evidence is true), and reaches the only possible conclusion: there must be an “evil twin Biden family” that’s really responsible for all this.
Banks under scrutiny
Last week’s banking collapses have turned a microscope on how some banks have been more focused on pursuing leftist hobby horses like climate change and “diversity, equity and inclusion” than on sound financial decisions. In fact, if you want to know another big reason why Silicon Valley Bank went under (and why Democrats in Washington are so frantic to bail it out), it’s been reported that nearly half of all the “climate change-related” businesses in the US banked with SVB.
Those are the businesses that have no organic demand for their real or theoretical products that Biden is trying to force us to support. They’re being willed into existence not by market demand but by government subsidies, like the solar panel company Solyndra, which cost taxpayers about half a billion dollars before going bankrupt, thanks to an Obama-era “green energy” spending bill overseen by…Joe Biden!
So our tax money is used to create companies they’re trying to force us to patronize, that are also bankrolled by a bank that didn’t care that they had lousy credit and no solid business plan, and when the bank goes under, the taxpayers are expected to bail out the bank so those well-connected companies won’t go under, either. And yes, I know Treasury Secretary Yellen claims it won’t cost taxpayers anything because it will be paid for by new bank fees -- which will be passed along to bank customers, i.e., taxpayers.
FYI: Here are some of the people and companies that will be saved by a Biden bailout of this irresponsible, politicized bank. See if you spot any connections between them.
Related: The latest bank to go belly up is Switzerland’s Credit Suisse Bank, which got attention for its especially personal style of wokeness when it was revealed that one of its top executives, the bank’s “Director/Head of Global Markets Technology Core Engineering Strategic Programs,” claimed on his (sorry: “their”) Linked-In profile to be “gender fluid” and occasionally wakes up believing “they” is a woman, complete with photos of “them” in both a suit and a dress and blond wig.
Of course, the people sharing that story are being attacked as transphobic, but seriously, would you trust your lift savings to a banker who’s not even sure what sex he is from day to day?
More to the point, Credit Suisse couldn’t even figure out if it was solvent from day to day. Just last week, the chairman was asked if there was a chance the bank might need assistance from the government. He replied, "We are regulated, we have strong capital ratios, very strong balance sheet, we are all hands on deck, so that's not a topic whatsoever.”
Then on Sunday, it was announced that banking giant UBS had agreed to buy out Credit Suisse in an emergency government-assisted takeover, to prevent it from collapsing. I guess that on Sunday, Credit Suisse woke up identifying as insolvent.
Senator Warren pushes for more federal regulations
Joe Cunningham at Redstate.com reports that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is using the banking collapses to push for her favorite solution to everything: more federal regulations. He argues that even though she claims this is to protect depositors, the heavy regulations she’s pushing would actually benefit the wealthy and giant banks while making it harder for smaller community banks to comply.
As I read this, something about it struck me as oddly familiar, and I finally realized what it was. We have a banking crisis caused by high inflation due to Democrat overspending followed by rising interest rates to curb the inflation. There were regulations on the banks, but the executives at some banks ignored them, and the regulators failed to enforce them. Now, her solution is to impose even more regulations on other banks.
Think about it: Democrat policies create a crisis. There are laws that would have prevented the crisis, but they weren’t enforced. Now, their solution is more laws that will only make life harder for people who aren’t responsible for the crisis. It’s obvious:
It’s their gun control template! They’re trying to fix the banking crisis they’ve caused in the same way they try to fix the crime waves they cause by not enforcing existing laws: by putting even more laws on people who aren’t committing crimes.
I'm sure it will work just as well as gun control laws have in Chicago.
Too good not to share
I don’t normally cover election results in other nations, but the latest news from the Netherlands is just too good not to share. Let's hope it spreads worldwide.
Louisiana Party Switch
In Louisiana, the Democratic Party’s hostility to Christian values has convinced one of their state Representatives that the Party has left him, so he switched to the GOP. That gives the Republicans a House supermajority for the first time in the state’s 210-year history. More details here:
What should the Democrats do about this? I’d suggest they pray on it, but I doubt they’ll take my advice.
Taibbi drops new Twitter File, “The Great COVID-19 Lie Machine”
On Friday, Matt Taibbi, one of several independent journalists tasked by Elon Musk with combing through internal communications at Twitter, dropped another file, this one dealing with censoring the truth about COVID-19 and vaccines. He calls it “The Great COVID-19 Lie Machine,” and it will make you, no pun intended, sick. This might be the worst one of all, since it silenced information we should have had before making decisions about our own bodies and health.
These particular messages deal with a group called the Virality Project, which Taibbi describes as “a sweeping, cross-platform effort to monitor billions of social media posts by Stanford University, federal agencies, and a slew of (often state-funded) NGOs [non-government agencies].” It would flag posts as “potential violations” or disinformation “events” that mentioned such things as “reports of vaccinated individuals contracting COVID-19 anyway,” “natural immunity,” “leaked from a lab,” even “worrisome jokes.” (!!!)
“Stories of true vaccine side effects” were flagged by the Virology Project as “actionable content.”
Taibbi reports that the Virality Project in 2021 “worked with government to launch a pan-industry monitoring plan for COVID-related content. At least six major internet platforms were ‘onboarded’ to the same JIRA ticketing system, daily sending millions of items for review.” (Jira is a commercial software tool for project collaboration.)
And if there’s a money quote in all this, it might be his Tweet #9: “Though the Virality Project reviewed content on a mass scale for Twitter, Google/YouTube, Facebook/Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest, it knowingly targeted true material and legitimate political opinion, while actually being factually wrong itself.”
Taibbi calls this “a secret, unified effort to control political messaging.” He says that it “accelerated the evolution of digital censorship, moving it from judging truth/untruth to a new, scarier model, openly focused on political narrative at the expense of fact.”
This is consistent with what we’ve been saying for a long time: that so-called “fact”-checkers identifying “disinformation” didn’t care about what was true. They had an agenda that was dependent on a particular narrative, and so they had to suppress any truth at odds with that narrative while shoveling us a steaming load of hooey.
The Virality Project got rolling right after President Biden took office. The group at Stanford wrote to Twitter to discuss the project, and by February 17, Twitter had agreed to join in the fun and received its first weekly report on “anti-vax disinformation,” which contained a number of items that were TRUE.
On February 22, VP had a Zoom call to welcome Twitter executives Yoel Roth and Brian Clarke. Taibbi includes a link to this in the file. And by March, VP had gained “visibility” to alternative platforms such as Gab, Parler, Telegram and Gettr, achieving “near-total surveillance of the social media landscape.” By this time, Twitter personnel had adopted the language of VP, talking about “campaigns against vaccine passports,” “fear of mandatory immunizations,” and “misuse of official reporting tools” as “potential violations.”
Through July 2020, Twitter’s official internal policy on COVID required a story to be “demonstrably false” or contain an “assertion of fact” before they would act. But the Virality Project told them that the category of “Standard Vaccine Misinformation on Your Platform” should also include “TRUE STORIES that could fuel hesitancy [to get vaccinated].” (Emphasis ours.) These included stories such as “celebrity deaths after vaccine” and school closures due to post-vaccine illness. Regarding true stories of vaccine side effects, they told Twitter, “This content is not clearly mis or disinformation, but it may be malinformation (exaggerated or misleading). Also included in this bucket are often true posts that could fuel vaccine hesitancy, such as individual countries banning certain vaccines.”
The Virality Project expressed concern to Twitter that the “vaccine passport narrative” had “driven a larger anti-vaccination narrative about the loss of rights and freedoms.”
Now why would Americans be concerned about the loss of rights and freedoms? The Virality Project existed to get needles into their arms, even if that meant preventing their access to true information --- including from top virologists --- that might make them think twice.
VP even warned against people “just asking questions,” because this was a tactic “commonly used by spreaders of misinformation.” And it talked about “repeat offenders,” such as Robert Kennedy, Jr., saying that they had a “large volume of material that is almost always reportable.”
They praised themselves about being able to hone in on an “increasingly popular narrative about natural immunity.” Yet in choosing to stifle this, they were, in Taibbi’s words, “repeatedly, extravagantly wrong.” Even as scientific consensus about natural immunity started changing, and research was showing that natural immunity provided at least as strong an immune response as vaccination, VP shunned this fact because “’natural immunity’ is a key narrative...among anti-vaccine activists.” Never mind that the anti-vaxxers happened to be CORRECT on this point.
This activity just went on and on, and the next year, on April 27, 2022, VP issued a report calling for “a rumor-control mechanism to address nationally trending narratives,” and a “Misinformation and Disinformation Center of Excellence” to be conveniently housed within CISA, at the Department of Homeland Security. (Never mind how wildly unconstitutional this link to government is.) It was the next day that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced in a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing the creation of a “Disinformation Governance Board.” (That was the “supercalifragilisticexpial-
Even in its very last report, Taibbi reports, VP said it was “misinformation” to suggest the vaccine does not prevent transmission or that governments were planning to introduce vaccine passports. Both of these assertions turned out to be TRUE. This project really had nothing to do with what is true, only with what they wanted you to think.
Recall that Stanford University was also involved in the 2020 Election Integrity Project (EIP). Remember them? They were to our elections what the Virality Project was to COVID.
Starting at Taibbi’s tweet #37, he uses information in the Twitter messages to link VP and EIP, and you also see how VP evolves as it works with more government agencies, including the Office of the Surgeon General and the CDC. This part is especially infuriating, because it shows their work becoming more enmeshed with our own government to conduct censorship by proxy. The “anti-disinformation” mission now is almost exclusively domestic in its focus.
Taibbi sums up his report this way: “America’s information mission went from counterterrorism abroad, to stopping ‘foreign interference’ from reaching domestic audiences, to 80% domestic content, much of it true. The ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ is out; but truth-policing is not.”
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