Peace and Prosperity Ron Paul Institute's flagship blog Copyright Ron Paul Institute http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/rss.aspx?blogid=1 Sat, 27 Feb 2021 16:27:19 GMT Sat, 27 Feb 2021 16:27:19 GMT Medical Experts Call for 'Immunity Nights' Robert Wenzel http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/27/medical-experts-call-for-immunity-nights/

The Washington Post has published an op-ed by Dorry Segev and Marty Makar, professors at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Because they apparently understand some medicine, Segev and Makar feel comfortable throwing out some central planning ideas.

In their essay, they call for "local lawmakers to allow 'immunity nights' or designated days or times for businesses to accommodate immune customers at a higher capacity."

"It’s time we mature our guidance," they add.

The "papers please" details:
Here’s how it could work: Businesses such as restaurants would allow those with documentation of immunity to enter with 100 percent capacity during certain times. Documentation could be in the form of an app-based boarding pass or a QR code showing proof of vaccination, antibodies against the disease or a prior positive coronavirus test — similar to arenas scanning tickets or bars checking IDs.
How damn mad can you get?

For a virus that is not a serious threat to 99.9% of the population (and appears to be reaching herd immunity), these two want to launch a documentation program?

Do they have any sense of history and understanding of how government often expands its authoritarian grip one step at a time? Do they not know that you should never create another crack in the wall by which government authoritarian measures can be expanded, especially when it comes to tracking and "papers please"?

Have Segev and Makar ever heard of freedom where businesses can each choose their own guidelines, especially for a virus that is not a serious threat to 99.9% of the population?

Remarkably, their essay discusses all kinds of objections to their plan but never goes near the foundations. Not once is it discussed what is wrong with the argument raised by those who point to the fact that the low risk of the virus causing a serious consequence means no special measures are required. They don't discuss the unknown long-term effects of the vaccine, nor do they address the objections to the suffocation of basic freedoms that they support via their authoritarian government tracking plan. Or have they not even thought of these objections?

My view of "follow the science" takes its lead from Richard Feynman who wrote, “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”

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Truth Slips Out in Coronavirus Vaccine Deaths ‘Fact Check’? Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/17/truth-slips-out-in-coronavirus-vaccine-deaths-fact-check/

The big money media that have been working for a year to stir up maximum fear of coronavirus have been taking the opposite tack regarding coronavirus vaccines. These experimental vaccines, which are not even vaccines under the normal understanding of what qualifies as a vaccine, rushed to the public without the regular testing, the big money media insists, are safe and should be taken by everyone.

Yet, even in this Pollyanna coverage of the experimental vaccines, occasionally the truth slips out.

On February 3, ABC News ran an article by Stephanie Widmer titled “Fact-check: No link between COVID-19 vaccines and those who die after receiving them.” The main thrust of the article is that all the people who die after taking the experimental coronavirus vaccines would have died anyway: The vaccine never caused the death no matter how soon the death occurred after a person received a shot or how out of the blue and strange the circumstances of the death. The deaths are all just a coincidence, the article suggests. Plenty of people — around 8,000 people according to the article — die each day in America, you know.

This seems like some fanciful thinking. And the thinking is the opposite of the thinking employed in attributing deaths to coronavirus. With coronavirus, the presumption generally employed by government and big money media in America is that coronavirus is the killer if a person who tested positive for coronavirus dies, no matter what other health problems he had and irrespective of coronavirus tests producing many false positive results.

Still, there is some value in this ABC News article for people not interested in reading yet another big money media article promoting everyone having an experimental vaccine injected into his arm. Around halfway through the article is a sentence that suggests something much less fanciful to explain the conclusion that the experimental coronavirus vaccines kill nobody. The article states. “Every time someone gets sick or dies shortly after getting a vaccine, government agencies investigate to ensure there's no link.” Is this the truth slipping out?

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Biden Removes ‘We the People’ Petitioning From White House Website Eric Garris http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/16/biden-removes-we-the-people-petitioning-from-white-house-website/

It appears that the "We the People" petition system has been taken off the White House website. Here is an archive of what it looked like before Biden took office.

The system has been around for many years. At any given time, hundreds of petitions were active. If you get 100,000 signatures, the White House is supposed to give an answer. You may remember that there was an active “Free Assange” petition that the Obama Administration was obligated to answer (and gave a bad answer).

When Trump took office, he briefly discontinued it but put it back up after a media uproar.

Now it appears the Biden White House has removed it. The website used to be here:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov

This URL, as well as URLs for all currently-active petitions, just forward to the White House front page. I explored the website and could not find any mention of it. The link used to appear in both the “Contact” and “Get Involved” links, but it is gone from both.

I have seen nothing about this in the media. When I Google “White House Petition System Down” and other similar searches, I only get 4-year-old articles about the time that Trump temporarily disabled it.

Wikipedia says that the system was taken down the day Biden took office: On January 20 2021, the day the Inauguration of Joe Biden took place, the website’s address started redirecting to the White House’s website home address.

This is a terrible event, and it must be publicized, and Biden must be made to reverse this decision.

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While State Governments are Ending Their Mask Mandates, President Biden Is Going Full Mask Tyrant Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/13/while-state-governments-are-ending-their-mask-mandates-president-biden-is-going-full-mask-tyrant/

This week, statewide mask mandates terminated in two states — Iowa and Montana.

While state governments were giving the OK for ditching masks, President Joe Biden was telling reporters Thursday at the National Institutes of Health that people should keep wearing masks until at least next year, claiming that doing so “can save lives, a significant number of lives.”

This declaration came in muffled words and heavy breathing through at least two masks while Biden, standing behind a podium, acknowledged he was more than ten feet from anyone.

Biden made this claim of masks’ life-saving ability despite the facts that regular mask wearing does have negative health consequences and that it has not been established that mask wearing provides any net protection against coronavirus infection.

Biden is not just recommending that people wear masks. The Biden administration has already rolled out in its first three weeks sweeping countrywide mask mandates. Mask wearing is now mandated across the country — via executive branch fiat — for people in many circumstances related to public transportation and even when just in a taxi or ride share vehicle and for people who are in a US government building or on US government land.

And the plan is for these US government mask mandates to be enforced harshly. As James Bovard wrote in a recent article, for example, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy calls for monitoring both if people are wearing masks and if people are wearing the right kinds of masks in the right way, with fines of up to 1,500 dollars imposed on individuals who TSA determines have not adequately complied.

It looks like Americans are set to suffer tag team mask tyranny. As state governments remove authoritarian mask mandates, the US government is stepping in to ensure freedom remains suppressed.
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Responds to being Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/11/robert-f-kennedy-jr-responds-to-being-kicked-off-instagram/

Earlier, I wrote about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the founder and chairman of Children’s Health Defense being kicked off Facebook-owned social media website Instagram on Thursday, purportedly because he posted misinformation related to coronavirus vaccines.

Here is an update: Kennedy has written a strong response to the removal, discussing the nature of his posts at Instagram, relating the debate stifling effect of Instagram’s action, and pointing to the fact that both he and Informed Consent Action Network founder Del Bigtree were removed from Instagram just 15 minutes before they were to air a webinar featuring doctors and other individuals discussing matters related to coronavirus vaccines.

In his statement Kennedy writes:
Every statement I put on Instagram was sourced from a government database, from peer-reviewed publications and from carefully confirmed news stories. None of my posts were false. Facebook, the pharmaceutical industry and its captive regulators use the term ‘vaccine misinformation’ as a euphemism for any factual assertion that departs from official pronouncements about vaccine health and safety, whether true or not.
Further, states Kennedy, “the mainstream media and social media giants are imposing a totalitarian censorship to prevent public health advocates, like myself, from voicing concerns and from engaging in civil informed debate in the public square.” That assessment is in line with my take in my earlier article.

Regarding the timing of Kennedy and Bigtree’s removal from Instagram, Kennedy writes:
Instagram deplatformed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and HighWire host, Del Bigtree, just 15 minutes before they were to air the webinar, ‘COVID Vaccine on Trial, If You Only Knew’ highlighting COVID concerns, injuries, mechanisms and other facts from four MDs, several Ph.D.s and leaders from the vaccine-injured community. COVID-19 vaccines use novel technology never before used in a human population. With that comes great unknown risks. The people of the world deserve to have this crucial information to protect their health and that of their children.
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Coronavirus Crackdown Claims Another Free Speech Victim: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/11/coronavirus-crackdown-claims-another-free-speech-victim-robert-f-kennedy-jr-kicked-off-instagram/ Instagram bans Robert F. Kennedy Jr. over COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.” Misinformation? Not really. What Kennedy has been providing is information different from what government, along with big money media and social media have been pushing over the last year in America — the long-time fearmongering concerning coronavirus and praising of coronavirus crackdowns, as well as the recent incessant promoting that everyone should take the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Kennedy, and his Children’s Health Defense organization have been relentlessly countering the government, media, and social media propaganda related to both coronavirus and the extreme and dangerous government policies undertaken in the name of countering coronavirus over the last year.

Watch here Kennedy taking on the coronavirus fearmongering and crackdown, as well as the national security state, in an August 14, 2020 interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report:



The removal of Kennedy from Instagram is part of a program taking place over the last few years of increasingly restricting who can speak and what can be said at major social media websites. If Kennedy is treated as many other people, including even just last month then-President Donald Trump, other large social media companies will fall in line to ban him as well. Potentially, as has happened to competing social media companies Parler and Gab and individuals such as Alex Jones and their related entities, other companies, such as internet services providers, mail list managers, and banks, will cut off services to Kennedy and entities related to him as well.

Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI) summed up in a Wednesday RPI email update what we are seeing in America as the “continuing merger of social media with government with the goal of silencing all dissidents outside the extreme center.” This development, along with others, McAdams wrote, indicate that “it appears increasingly likely that the total state is here and it is intent on flexing its muscles.” (You can sign up for RPI email updates here.)]]>
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UC Berkeley’s Prison-like Dorms Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/10/uc-berkeley-s-prison-like-dorms/

This has been a terrible school year for many students at college campuses across America due to draconian restrictions imposed in the name of countering coronavirus that poses very little risk of major sickness or death for young adults. At the University of California, Berkeley, restrictions imposed on students at dormitories have become so severe that dorm life seems very much like prison life.

Joshua Bote describes the situation at Berkeley dorms in a Tuesday San Francisco Chronicle article. He relates that the dorms now feature police monitoring halls, frequent ID card inspections, and the requirement that residents stay in their rooms except “to obtain a COVID-19 test or medical care (including mental health care), use the bathroom or grab food from the dining halls.”

Read Bote’s complete article here.

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Biden to Continue Seeking Extradition of Julian Assange Dave DeCamp http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/09/biden-to-continue-seeking-extradition-of-julian-assange/

The Biden Administration will continue to seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said on Tuesday. This means the US will continue to challenge the decision of Vanessa Baraitser, the UK judge who ruled against the extradition, citing the risk of Assange committing suicide if he ends up in a US supermax prison.

“We continue to seek his extradition,” said Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi, according to Reuters. Baraitser made her decision on January 4th, and the US formally appealed the ruling on January 15th. The appeal process could take months, and Assange is still being held in London’s Belmarsh prison.

The Trump Administration indicted Assange on 17 counts of espionage and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime. If extradited, Assange could face up to 175 years in prison for exposing US war crimes.

While Baraitser ultimately ruled against the extradition, she sided with the US prosecution team in her ruling and said the US would be justified to put Assange on trial for espionage. But Assange used standard journalistic practices to obtain the leaks he was indicted for, something many human rights groups, journalist organizations, and UN officials have pointed out.

With the change in US administrations, Assange supporters appealed to President Biden to drop the charges against the WikiLeaks founder. More than 20 organizations sent a letter to Biden’s Justice Department calling for the release of Assange.

“The indictment of Mr. Assange threatens press freedom because much of the conduct described in the indictment is conduct that journalists engage in routinely — and that they must engage in in order to do the work the public needs them to do,” the letter reads. Signatories to the letter include the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Reporters Without Borders.

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Everyone Should Take the Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines? Dr. Joseph Mercola Says No. Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/03/everyone-should-take-the-experimental-coronavirus-vaccines-dr-joseph-mercola-says-no/
Then, in January, Fauci, who is director of the United States government’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as well as the go-to guy for much of the media for all things coronavirus, told reporters that taking the second shot caused him to be “knocked out” for about 24 hours. As I wrote in a January 22 article, Fauci thus revealed he had joined the long list of people incapacitated by the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots he has been urging everyone to take.

Twenty-four hours of incapacitation is a big deal. Indeed, it is worse than the coronavirus-related sickness many people have said they experienced — sickness the experimental vaccines are promoted as protecting against. But, for a significant portion of individuals who have taken one or both shots of the experimental coronavirus vaccines, their reported adverse effects have been much greater.

A new article at lewrockwell.com by Joseph Mercola, a doctor who writes regularly regarding health issues, provides a good rundown of some of the dire side effects people are reporting experiencing after taking experimental coronavirus vaccines and several suspicious waves of deaths (including at a New York nursing home that I wrote about in January) that have come with vaccinations. Mercola’s article also provides reasons to question whether drug makers have tested and reported on the experimental vaccines in a manner that would reveal the extent of danger for people taking the vaccines.

Mercola argues in his article that people should not just follow Fauci’s recommendation that everyone take the experimental vaccines. Instead, Mercola urges people to inform themselves and make their own determinations on the matter. Mercola concludes his article with this message:
To avoid becoming a sad statistic, I urge you to review the science very carefully before making up your mind about this experimental gene therapy. Also remember that the lethality of COVID-19 is actually surprisingly low. It’s lower than the flu for those under the age of 60.

If you’re under the age of 40, your risk of dying from COVID-19 is just 0.01%, meaning you have a 99.99% chance of surviving the infection. And you could improve that to 99.999% if you’re metabolically flexible, insulin sensitive, and vitamin D replete.

So, really, what are we protecting against with a COVID-19 vaccine? These mRNA vaccines aren’t even designed to prevent infection, only reduce the severity of symptoms. Meanwhile, they could potentially make you sicker once you’re exposed to the virus, and/or cause persistent serious side effects such as those reviewed above.

While I won’t tell anyone [what] to do, I would urge you to take the time to review the science and weigh the potential risks and benefits based on your individual situation before you make a decision that you may regret for the rest of your life, which can actually be shortened with this vaccine.
Read Mercola’s complete article here.

One important point Mercola makes in this conclusion of his article is that there are things people can do other than taking an experimental vaccine to guard against danger from coronavirus and other health threats. In a September interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report, Mercola provided more detail about such actions people can take. Mercola also discussed in the interview a Stop Covid Cold website he had created that provides information to help people examine both their risk related to coronavirus and ways they can improve their immune systems.

You can watch that interview here:

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Cocaine, Heroin, and LSD Are Now Decriminalized in Oregon Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/01/cocaine-heroin-and-lsd-are-now-decriminalized-in-oregon/

As of Monday, possessing small quantities of cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, MDMA, psilocybin, methadone, or oxycodone is no longer punishable by prison time and thousands of dollars in fines in Oregon.

A Monday KDRV-TV of Medford, Oregon, article explains that the change in law, brought about by voters approving state Measure 110 in November, means that Oregon “is now the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize simple possession of virtually all drugs.” Criminalization of a wide variety of drugs came into effect throughout America during the twentieth century.

In November, Jacob Sullum discussed in a Reason article the legal changes that the ballot measure would bring about. Sullum wrote in part:
While marijuana is already legal in Oregon, Measure 110 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level possession of drugs that Oregon continues to ban, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin. The initiative, dubbed the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, reclassifies personal possession of controlled substances, currently a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $6,250, as a Class E violation punishable by a $100 fine. The initiative's supporters estimate that it will reduce drug possession arrests by more than 90 percent.

Drug users can avoid fines by completing a "health assessment" at an "addiction recovery center." The initiative says the assessment should "prioritize the self-identified needs of the client" and refer him to appropriate services. Under Measure 110, the state will use marijuana tax revenue and savings on correctional costs to pay for expanded drug treatment.
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Biden Administration Officials Working on Requiring Coronavirus Tests for Domestic Air Travelers http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/27/biden-administration-officials-working-on-requiring-coronavirus-tests-for-domestic-air-travelers/

Joe Biden hit the ground running in his effort to use his presidential powers to ensure traveling in America is tedious, demeaning, and uncomfortable.

On Biden’s second day in office, he signed an executive order mandating travelers wear masks on all modes of public transportation — airplanes, trains, buses, etc. As if in a cruel joke, the executive order starts off with “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered …”.

Now comes word that Biden administration officials are planning a mandate that, for anyone to travel by airplane in America, he must first have a long stick stuck up his nose to undergo notoriously inaccurate testing for if he is infected with coronavirus.

Read here the sad details of the planned testing mandate related in a Tuesday Reuters article by David Shepardson.

A coronavirus testing requirement already exists for international travelers. Shepardson notes in the article that as of Tuesday the United States government made a coronavirus test negative result a prerequisite for travel to America for “nearly all international air travelers aged 2 and older.”

Also discussed in the article is the likelihood of the US government requiring people arriving in America from abroad, including American citizens and permanent residents, to quarantine upon arrival even though they are not sick. The article concludes with this statement from Acting Secretary of State Ian Brownlee that demonstrates disdain for Americans’ rights, including the right to travel:
Brownlee said the 'main message to U.S. citizens considering travel abroad remains the same: Seriously reconsider going overseas right now. If you're overseas right now, it's going to be harder to come home for a while.'
The land of the free and the home of the brave is more and more becoming the land of the imprisoned and the home of the bullied.]]>
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Sen. Rand Paul Challenges Big Money Media’s Defining People with Differing Opinions as Liars Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/24/sen-rand-paul-challenges-big-money-media-s-defining-people-with-differing-opinions-as-liars/
We have seen this approach in action with the repeated dismissal of people challenging any of “the science” proclaimed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or prominent government bureaucrats such as Anthony Fauci in regard to coronavirus. So bad has been this tendency that the media even followed right along to reverse its absolutist declarations regarding mask wearing when the CDC, Fauci, and others in the US government’s coronavirus message team turned on a dime regarding the matter.

Another of many areas we have seen the phenomenon is in big money media interpretation of the 2016 and 2020 presidential election results. The 2016 election results that brought Donald Trump into the presidency were repeatedly declared by big money media as undeniably tainted by Russian interference. Yet, it turned out after much investigation there was no “there” there in this accusation. Plus, a major effort within the US government to do whatever it took to peg Trump with “Russian collusion” was uncovered.

Skip forward to the 2020 presidential election and the big money media suddenly says questioning the declared results is beyond the pale, repeatedly dismissing any allegations of election wrongdoing leading to Joe Biden’s victory. That is the line host George Stephanopoulos pushed at the beginning of his Sunday This Week interview with United States Senate member Rand Paul (R-KY) at ABC. Stephanopoulos started off the interview with the following:
Senator Paul, let me begin with a threshold question for you. This election was not stolen. Do you accept that fact?
In response, Paul mentioned several apparent election problems that 'we should get to the bottom of.' What proceeds from there was relentless badgering by Stephanopoulos in an effort to make Paul declare the media mantra about the election. Stephanopoulos even declares to Paul, “Can’t you just say the words ‘this election was not stolen’?”

Commendably, Paul stood his ground against the berating throughout the seven-minutes interview and even discussed more reasons to suspect there were significant problems in the 2020 presidential election. Paul also, in the interview, stood up to and exposed the disturbing transition in big money media over the last few years that Stephanopoulos was demonstrating. Paul stated:
Hey, George, George, George, where you make a mistake is that people coming from the liberal side like you, you immediately say everything is a lie instead of saying there are two sides to everything. Historically, what would happen is, if I said that I thought there was fraud, you would interview someone else who said there wasn’t. But, now you insert yourself in the middle and say the absolute fact is that everything I am saying is a lie.
“Let’s have an open debate,” said Paul later in the interview. Yes, let’s.

Watch the complete interview here:

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Anthony Fauci Joins the Long List of People Incapacitated by Coronavirus Vaccine Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/22/anthony-fauci-joins-the-long-list-of-people-incapacitated-by-coronavirus-vaccine/

Anthony Fauci, the director of the United States government’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters Thursday that he was “knocked out” for about 24 hours after, on Tuesday, taking the second dose of experimental coronavirus vaccine. Fauci has thus joined the large and growing list of people who have suffered serious harm from the injections that he and other government officials have been encouraging Americans to take.

Back on December 22, Fauci said just before publicly having his first shot of the two-shot regimen that he was being injected with the experimental vaccine “as a symbol to the rest of the country that I feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine and I want to encourage everyone who has the opportunity to get vaccinated.”

It turns out Fauci also ended up a symbol of harm that can arise from taking the experimental vaccine.

In a Friday Daily Mail article, Natalie Rahhal provides more information about Fauci’s post-vaccination trouble, as well as the resistance by medical workers and other Americans against pressure to be injected with the experimental vaccine. You can read that article here.]]>
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Using the January 6 ‘Crisis’ at the US Capitol to Impose a Crackdown on Liberty Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/22/using-the-january-6-crisis-at-the-us-capitol-to-impose-a-crackdown-on-liberty/
Bookended by quotes from Robert Higgs, who in writings including the book Crisis and Leviathan warned about government using crises to ramp up its exercise of power, Tuccille’s video presents a stark warning. Tuccille discusses President Joe Biden, who has claimed authorship of the USA PATRIOT Act that became law soon after the attacks of September 11, 2001, promising a new crackdown on “domestic terrorism” and US House of Representatives member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) promoting imposing new restrictions on speech, all said to be in response to what happened at the US Capitol.

That is just the beginning. Politicians are lining up with their proposals for suppressing liberty in the name of responding to the new “crisis.”

The reality of the authoritarian threat is emphasized in the video with images of the military occupation and fencing off of a large portion of Washington, DC around the US Capitol and other government buildings that took place since January 6. Major resistance will likely be required to ensure that such immediate actions do not lead into a new expansive and long-term crackdown on liberty in America.

Watch the video here:


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'Regime Change Doesn't Work!' - Sen Paul Hammers Biden's Sec State Pick Daniel McAdams http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/21/regime-change-doesnt-work-sen-paul-hammers-bidens-sec-state-pick/

While the saccharine continues to ooze from the mainstream media for the incoming Biden Administration, the real iron fist of what will be the Biden foreign policy is starting to materialize. As if on cue, major bombings in Baghdad - by ISIS...remember them? - have opened the door for the Biden Administration to not only cancel President Trump's troop drawdown from Iraq but to actually begin sending troops back into Iraq.

Is this to be Iraq War 4.0? 3.7? 5.0? Anybody's guess.

If Biden uses this sudden - and convenient - unrest in Iraq as a trigger to return US troops (and bombs), it should not surprise anyone. As Professor Barbara Ransby points out in this video, Biden did much more to make the disastrous 2003 attack on Iraq happen than just vote "yes" on the authorization to use force. As Professor Ransby reminds us, Biden used the full power of his position as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to ensure the Senate approved George W. Bush's lie-based war on Iraq. Biden prevented any experts who challenged the "Saddam has WMDs and he's about to use them" narrative from being heard by Members of Congress, guaranteeing that only the pro-war narrative was heard. 

As much as Bush or Cheney, Biden owns the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, which killed a million Iraqi civilians. And he may well be taking us back.

One figure in the Biden Administration who will play a pivotal role in returning the US to its hyper-interventionism in the Middle East is Secretary of State nominee Anthony Blinken. As a Biden Senate staffer in 2003, he helped the then-Foreign Relations Committee Chairman put together a pro-war coalition in the Democratic Party to support President Bush's Republican push for invasion.

Later on Blinken was Obama's Deputy National Security Advisor, where he successfully made the case that destroying both Libya and Syria were fantastic ideas. Both countries drowned in the Obama Administration's "liberation" bloodbath and neither country has recovered from the "democracy" brought by Washington, but being a neocon foreign policy ideologue means never having to say you're sorry.

And Blinken isn't. 

Not surprisingly, Blinken is a favorite of the AIPAC-bankrolled Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, which, as Phil Giraldi reported, Tweeted that Blinken would be part of a “…superb national security team. The country will be very fortunate to have them in public service.”

We have Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to thank for at least bringing up the fact that Blinken has blundered from foreign policy disaster to foreign policy disaster - which only gets you promoted in Washington DC. In Blinken's confirmation hearing, Paul reminded Blinken of his addiction to intervention in the Middle East and how that has worked out for everyone. 

Paul reminded the Secretary of State nominee that his only criticism of the Syria "regime change" plan was that the US did not successfully overthrow Assad. But...the US was using jihadist proxies to overthrow the secular Assad, so what does this say about Blinken's judgement?

"The lesson of these wars," said Paul, is that 'regime change' doesn't work!"

Paul added:
Even after Libya you guys went on to Syria wanting to do the same thing again... it's a disaster. 

You got rid of one 'bad guy' and another 'bad guy' got stronger.
Yes, Senator Paul is right. "Regime change" doesn't work. It kills or destroys the lives of the most vulnerable. The poor and the innocent. The US enemies may occasionally find themselves on the wrong end of a noose or a knife rape, but it is the civilians who always suffer when they are "liberated" by Washington.

Buckle up, as incoming Senate Majority Leader Schumer advised, there's a whole lot of interventionism in the queue. There's a whole lot of death and destruction to be unleashed by Biden, Blinken, and their gang of "humanitarians."]]>
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Fmr. CIA Director: Biden Intel Community 'Moving in' on 'Pro-Trump'...'Libertarians' Daniel McAdams http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/20/fmr-cia-director-biden-intel-community-moving-in-on-pro-trumplibertarians/

Obama Administration CIA Director John Brennan is well known as one of the chief instigators and promoters of the false "Russiagate" narrative, designed to undermine the presidency of Donald Trump by suggesting he was an agent of a foreign power.

Brennan's four year-plus effort to keep Trump out of the White House - and then get him thrown out of the White House once elected - contained all the hallmarks of the kind of destabilization program that the CIA carries out routinely overseas. But this time Brennan focused his "regime change" machine inward, at the duly elected US president. 

It was clearly an unethical and anti-American move. And it was probably illegal. As former CIA officer Philip Giraldi wrote in November 2019:
There is considerable evidence that the American system of government may have been victimized by an illegal covert operation organized and executed by the US intelligence and national security community. Former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director Jim Comey appear to have played critical leadership roles in carrying out this conspiracy and they may not have operated on their own. Almost certainly what they may have done would have been explicitly authorized by the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his national security team.
Brennan created a "Trump Task Force" along with other senior members of the Intelligence Community like James Clapper, that concocted and promoted the lie that Russia had interfered in the US election to benefit Donald Trump and therefore Trump was not a legitimate president. He even cooked up a bogus "Intelligence Community Assessment" created by hand-picked "analysts" to give the (false) impression that all 17 US intelligence agencies agreed that Russia fixed the US election.

In short, Brennan is a very bad, evil, anti-American guy. But in Washington, bad guys (and gals) most often finish first.

Today Brennan put on display just how depraved he really is, reporting to MSNBC with great glee that the US Intelligence Community under President Biden was turning its weapons inward, ferreting out for punishment "Trump supporters" who he argues are part of an "insurgency" that contains "religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians."

The idea that the CIA was "moving in" on libertarians who happened to support Donald Trump is beyond chilling. But it doesn't seem to bother Brennan - or indeed most of the new power-brokers in Washington - one bit.

Here's the evil Brennan smirking:

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Worries of Coronavirus Vaccine Deaths and Injuries in America and Abroad Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/19/worries-of-coronavirus-vaccine-deaths-and-injuries-in-america-and-abroad/

A Monday article at the Children’s Health Defense website provides a rundown on some of the latest regarding worries that experimental coronavirus vaccine shots may be causing deaths and injuries across America and the world.

One major development related in the article is that in Norway “health officials said last week they were investigating the deaths of 23 elderly people who died shortly after receiving the vaccine, and had confirmed 13 of those were directly related to the vaccine.” Further, the troubles in Norway have helped lead to changes in vaccination policy. The article relates that “[t]he Norwegian Institute of Public Health, which had originally prioritized the elderly for the vaccine, has since revised its advice to urge more caution when vaccinating the elderly, especially those with underlying conditions.”

Further, United States government agencies, the article notes, are investigating death and injury of some people who have received coronavirus vaccine shots in America.

The Children’s Health Defense article also provides updates regarding two matters about which I have written.

In a January 10 article, I wrote about 24 residents, described as coronavirus-infected, dying at an Auburn, New York, nursing home. The deaths started occurring on December 29. The nursing home that had previously had no coronavirus deaths had started giving coronavirus vaccinations to residents on December 22. The Children’s Health Defense article notes that the number of deaths has risen to 29 elderly people and that “[s]o far, there’s no word of any investigation into the deaths.”

In a Friday article, I wrote about a coronavirus vaccine lot being pulled from use at a new “Vaccination Super Station” in San Diego, California, because, in a short time period, six people had allergic reactions after being vaccinated with experimental coronavirus vaccine. The Children’s Health Defense article provides this update:
Sunday night, California health officials called for a pause on the use of a huge batch of Moderna’s COVID vaccine due to its “higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions.” As The Defender reported this morning, California’s top epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan is recommending providers pause the administration of lot ‘041L20A’ of the Moderna COVID vaccine.
Read the complete Children’s Health Defense article here.

To further examine potential dangers from experimental coronavirus vaccines being promoted by governments in America and abroad, consider also reading Children’s Health Defense Founder and Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s in-depth January 14 article “Death by Coincidence?”.
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New Peer-Reviewed Study: Lockdowns Are No Good Against Coronavirus Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/17/new-peer-reviewed-study-lockdowns-are-no-good-against-coronavirus/

Across the world, people have been suffering because of coronavirus crackdowns marketed as means to limit or even stop the spread of coronavirus. Yet, looking around, many people have observed that it seems there is little to no benefit from oppressive measures such as stay-at-home and business closure orders given that coronavirus spread and dangers appear not to be significantly reduced in countries that impose harsh mandates as compared to those that maintain greater respect for liberty and commerce.

The same seems to be the situation when comparing state and local governments in America that have adopted policies justified as reactions to coronavirus that range from draconian to rather limited.

A new peer-reviewed study examining the effects of coronavirus policies employed by various governments backs this conclusion. The study by scientists at Stanford University concludes no benefit can be determined to come from harsh measures such as stay-at-home and business closure mandates.

Read more about the new study, and find a link to it, at a Sunday ZeroHedge article here.

While coronavirus crackdowns appear to provide no benefit in countering coronavirus, they impose tremendous damage on people around the world. Businesses are destroyed. Employment is eliminated. Economies are scuttled. People’s ability to interact with each other is greatly limited. Travel is curtailed and made uncomfortable and difficult. Medical care not related to coronavirus is delayed or forgone. People are even forbidden from showing their faces. The list goes on. The coronavirus crackdowns are a horrifying example of governments at war with the people they claim to serve.]]>
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Ron Paul on Facebook Blocking Him and the Move Toward Fascism Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/17/ron-paul-on-facebook-blocking-him-and-the-move-toward-fascism/
Watch Paul’s interview here:



The same day as Facebook blocked Paul from using his Facebook account, Paul had earlier posted at the Ron Paul Institute website and in social media, including at his Facebook page, an editorial in which he strongly challenged social media companies’ efforts to purge people including President Donald Trump. You can read Paul’s editorial here.]]>
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Drawing Lots with Coronavirus Vaccination Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/15/drawing-lots-with-coronavirus-vaccination/

There were delays and some people were turned away at San Diego’s new “Vaccination Super Station” near PetCo Park on Wednesday after, in a short time period, six people had allergic reactions after receiving their experimental coronavirus vaccine shots.

In addition, the unused portion of the lot of the vaccine from which the shots came was pulled from distribution. That suggests thinking that there may be something particularly dangerous about that lot.

This gives a whole new meaning to “drawing lots.”

Watch and read here an NBC 7 report on the vaccination trouble.

In the video report from NBC 7, a woman who had an allergic reaction and a four-hour hospital stay after receiving the first shot of the two-shot vaccination regimen on Wednesday at the Vaccination Super Station is interviewed. She says she feels fatigued and sore. She also says she does not want to have a second shot even though she has taken other vaccines throughout her life, including a flu vaccine recently. “I can’t go through that again,” she states.

Who could blame her? Initial studies from drug companies that created the experimental coronavirus vaccines indicate side effects tend to be worse after the second shot.

Information from the vaccine injury reporting system of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates the first dose alone of the experimental coronavirus vaccines is causing many times more adverse events than flu shots cause.

Interestingly, there seemed to have been some evasion when NBC 7 sought information about the delay at the Vaccination Super Station. Here is how that is described in the TV station’s written report:
Just after 11 a.m., NBC 7 confirmed that some people waiting for their vaccines at the site at Tailgate Park were experiencing delays. Others said they had been turned away.

NBC 7 reached out to those running the station; a representative said the delay was about an hour long due to logistical issues having to do with more doses of the vaccine arriving at the location.

During the county's weekly COVID-19 briefing, Dr. Eric McDonald, Director of Epidemiology for the county, said vaccinations were slowed down after allergic reactions were detected in six vaccine recipients.
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