Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity All Blogs 2022 http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/rss.aspx?blogid=5 Tue, 25 Jan 2022 05:00:00 GMT Tue, 25 Jan 2022 13:57:06 GMT Judge Enjoins President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for US Government Employees Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2022/january/21/judge-enjoins-president-biden-s-vaccine-mandate-for-us-government-employees/

On Friday, another of President Joe Biden’s national vaccine mandates was ruled against by a federal judge. Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the United States government implementing or enforcing Biden’s mandate that US government employees take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots.

Read here Brown’s Friday decision issuing the preliminary injunction in the case of Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden.

Read here an article by Alison Durkee at Forbes discussing Browns decision.

Durkee writes in her article that the new court order leaves “the White House’s policy for healthcare workers as its only vaccine requirement still in effect.”

Last week, the US Supreme Court decided in favor of enjoining Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees at companies with 100 or more employees, while ruling against already in place court injunctions in regard to Biden’s vaccine mandate for many employees of health care companies.

A nationwide preliminary injunction against Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of US government contractors has been in effect since being issued by a US district court judge in Georgia on December 7.]]>
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YouTube Puts Bogus Age Restriction on Andrew Napolitano and James Bovard Discussion Challenging the January 6 Insurrection Narrative Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2022/january/20/youtube-puts-bogus-age-restriction-on-andrew-napolitano-and-james-bovard-discussion-challenging-the-january-6-insurrection-narrative/

YouTube or its owner Google sure seems keen on preventing people from learning about holes in the “insurrection” narrative being pushed by big money media and many politicians from President Joe Biden on down regarding protest and riot activity at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Legal commentator Andrew Napolitano, who is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute, posted Tuesday at YouTube an episode of his show Judging Freedom titled “The FBI's possible role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.” In the episode, Napolitano and journalist James Bovard discuss many apparent problems with the heavily pushed January 6 insurrection narrative. But, when you try on Thursday to watch the video at YouTube, you cannot just push play and watch as you can with most videos at YouTube. Instead, you are presented with a warning.

Where normally an image from the video with a play video button in the center would appear, the video screen is all black with over it at its center a circled exclamation point followed by this message:
Sign in to confirm your age

This video may be inappropriate for some users.
Click on the “SIGN IN” button below that message and you are taken to a page to sign in to your Google account, or to create a Google account if you do not have one, in order to watch the discussion.

Once you have done all this and YouTube seemingly has been satisfied that you are old enough, you are still not presented with the video ready to play. Instead, you encounter another all black video screen with a warning on it — again the circled exclamation point followed by “This video may be inappropriate for some users.” Below the warning is a button labeled “I UNDERSTAND AND WISH TO PROCEED.” Only after clicking on this button can you finally watch the video of Napolitano and Bovard’s discussion.

Of course, all the warnings, button clicks, age verification, and account sign in or creation requirements create a major impediment to people watching the video. Google and YouTube can say that they did not censor the video (at least for adults), but their imposing of special hurdles people must jump over to watch can be expected to much reduce viewership. Many adults will not trudge through all this. Children are barred from watching the video.

Should you go through all this and finally watch the video, you will see that the warnings and the action requirements that precede the video are without any justification, especially considering YouTube’s rather lenient approach generally to placing age restrictions on videos. So why all the effort to discourage people from watching? It sure looks like YouTube, or its owner Google, instead of trying to protect children from harm, is trying to protect the January 6 insurrection narrative from criticism.
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Opposing Booster Shot Mandates and the Rest of the Coronavirus Crackdown at Universities Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2022/january/18/opposing-booster-shot-mandates-and-the-rest-of-the-coronavirus-crackdown-at-universities/

Across America in 2020, draconian restrictions were imposed in the name of countering coronavirus at just about every university, even though most college students, being relatively young and healthy, have been at very little risk of serious sickness or death from coronavirus.

Some people said “no thanks” to paying universities to harass and demean them with such restrictions, choosing, instead, to withdraw from or not enter college. Indeed, college enrollment in America is down over six percent — a loss of nearly a million students — since the Fall of 2019 semester that preceded the coronavirus scare. Other people grudgingly put up with the situation and tried to take advantage of opportunities they could find to experience some of the freedom universities were working hard to deny.

In the spring of 2021, many universities began announcing their plans to mandate students take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Some people hoped that the shots mandates would come with the permanent lifting of restrictions. But, at many universities it turned out to be just another requirement added on the pile.

Those shots mandates implemented by the fall of 2021 semester have been followed up at some of these universities with new mandates that the students take booster shots as well — booster shots that even European Union regulators and the World Health Organization are now advising against. The initial shots have proven ineffective and dangerous contrary to the insistence of politicians, big money media, and college administrators. The case for boosters of more of the same has become ludicrous.

Even if the shots were the miracle drug that was promised, in a free society the choice to take or not take this or other medical treatments would be left to individuals, not mandated. Over the last nearly two years of coronavirus crackdown, however, America has transitioned substantially farther from that free society ideal. Fortunately, some state and local governments have resisted this movement, and others that went along with it early on have reversed course, at least in part. This has led to the lifting of many restrictions, and the blocking of others including shots mandates, at some government-controlled universities. But, for many college students the coronavirus crackdown remains intense and threatens to grow with the addition of new mandates such as the mandate to take booster shots of the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Students, as well as professors and other employees, at universities across America who want to challenge one of the latest additions to the coronavirus crackdown in higher education would do well to consider the strong arguments presented in a January 11 editorial by the editorial board of Chicago Thinker. The editorial presents a case against the University of Chicago’s recently announced mandate that students and employees, already required to have taken the initial coronavirus shots, take booster shots as well. The editorial board, comprised of University of Chicago students, presents in the editorial many well-reasoned arguments against the new mandate.

The editorial begins with the following statement before proceeding into detailed argument against the new mandate:
Per the University of Chicago’s newly announced booster mandate, all students and employees must obtain a booster shot by January 24. Those who do not comply will be barred from campus and restricted from attending in-person classes, among other activities.

This booster mandate is demonstrably unsafe, ineffective, unnecessary, inconsistent, and unethical. We’ve struggled beneath UChicago’s draconian COVID decrees for years, but the university’s booster mandate reaches a new height of absurdity. 
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Glenn Greenwald Discusses the Deep State Effort to Stop Donald Trump from Pardoning Edward Snowden and Julian Assange Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2022/january/14/glenn-greenwald-discusses-the-deep-state-effort-to-stop-donald-trump-from-pardoning-edward-snowden-and-julian-assange/

There was much speculation toward the end of Donald Trump’s term as president of the United States that Trump would pardon Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, or both of these men who were responsible for exposing vast amounts of wrongdoing by the US government. But, it did not come to pass. Why? Glenn Greenwald, who played a key role in helping Snowden expose information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs and who advocated in public and behind the scenes that Trump pardon both men, has some interesting thoughts about that.

The reason Trump failed to issue a pardon for either Snowden or Assange centers on the deep state trying to protect itself by placing Trump in jeopardy, suggested Greenwald last week in an episode of his System Update show.

In a written introduction for the episode, Greenwald notes that Trump, while president, had both “raised the possibility that he might pardon Snowden” and was “actively considering a pardon for Assange.”

Greenwald, in the introduction, zeros in on a recent interview of Trump by Candace Owens. In the interview, Trump stated he came “very close” to pardoning one of them but did not ultimately do so. Why? Trump said the reason was because Trump “was too nice” to issue the pardon.

Greenwald isn’t buying that explanation. He writes:
The question that obviously emerges from that answer: too nice to whom? To the U.S. security services — the CIA, NSA and FBI — which had spent four years doing everything possible to sabotage and undermine Trump and his presidency with their concoction of Russiagate and other leaks of false accusations to their corporate media allies? Too nice to the war-mongering servants of the military-industrial complex in the establishment wings of both parties who were the allies of those security services in attempting to derail Trump's America First foreign policy agenda? Too nice to John Brennan, James Clapper and Susan Rice, the Obama-era security officials most eager to see both Assange and Snowden rot in prison for life because they exposed Obama's spying crimes and the Democrats’ corruption in 2016? Trump's “I'm too nice” explanation is, shall we say, less than persuasive.
In the System Update episode, Greenwald further explains that Trump’s enmity toward these deep state forces that helped lead Greenwald and many other individuals to think that Trump may issue the pardons:
Now the argument for why President Trump not only should have pardoned Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, but why some of us believed there was a chance that he could didn't rely on the benevolence of President Trump. It relied on the fact that he knew better than anybody how deceitful and abusive and dangerous these agencies are. The agencies that were exposed by Snowden and Assange and the ones that were demanding that they be imprisoned forever. He knew, as well as anybody, the treachery and the illegal interference in our domestic politics because he was one of their targets.
Yet, the pardons did not materialize. Why? Greenwald states that Greenwald “knew that Trump wanted to pardon Edward Snowden and had strongly considered pardoning Julian Assange.” But, continues Greenwald, Trump “got scared into pardoning neither of them for reasons I'm about to explain to you.” Greenwald then argues that ultimately Trump gave in to deep state pressure applied through Republican Senators’ threat to convict Trump on the impeachment brought against him in his final weeks in office. Says Greenwald:
They were making very clear to him explicitly clear Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio and Mitch McConnell that if you do any of those things that you are considering doing, pardoning Assange and Snowden, declassifying JFK files, declassifying other secrets that should have been declassified long ago because they're from decades old treachery on the part of the US government, we will vote to impeach you. They had this leverage the sword of Damocles hanging over his head….
“This is the story of why the deep state yet again got its way,” concludes Greenwald in his System Update episode, “even with a person in the White House who knows firsthand just how evil and destructive and toxic they are.” 

Watch the System Update episode, and read the introduction and transcript, here.]]>
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FDA Again Singles Out Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Shot for Danger Warning Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2022/january/13/fda-again-singles-out-johnson-johnson-coronavirus-shot-for-danger-warning/

Yet again. The United States government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week warned of a danger — this time the bleeding disorder immune thrombocytopenia — from Johnson & Johnson’s experimental coronavirus vaccine shot, while, as usual, remaining silent about dangers from competing shots from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

The apparent regulatory favoritism for these competitors’ mRNA technology shots continues.

Oh well. Anyone who, at this point, expects objective decisions from US government agencies regarding coronavirus related matters has not been paying close attention. It’s a scam through and through.

I have written herehere, and here about previous instances of apparent favoritism by US government regulators for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots over the Johnson & Johnson shot.]]>
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European Union Regulators and the WHO Say Quit the Coronavirus Booster Shots Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2022/january/12/european-union-regulators-and-the-who-say-quit-the-coronavirus-booster-shots/

Alex Berenson writes at Unreported Truths about European Union regulators and the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommending people not keep taking boosters of experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots.

On Tuesday, Berenson related in a brief post at Unreported Truths that European Union drug regulators at the European Medicines Agency are now recommending against repeatedly taking boosters of the shots due to concerns about health dangers from them.

Then, on Wednesday, Berenson reported in an article titled “Boosters are over” that the WHO “has waved the white flag on Covid vaccine boosters too,” releasing a statement in which it declared that “a vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable.”

Further notes Berenson in his article regarding the WHO statement, the statement effectively says don’t bother with new formulations of shots either when it states that future coronavirus vaccines need to “be more effective in protection against infection thus lowering community transmission.’” From this condition in the statement, Berenson draws conclusions about the monumental nature of the WHO statement. He writes that this condition is, first, “inherently a devastating critique of the current failure of Covid vaccines to work as promised.” Continuing, Berenson writes:
Second, the WHO does NOT apply that standard to flu vaccines, which do not and are not expected to stop community transmission. Why demand more of Covid vaccines? The only honest answer is that the mRNA and DNA Covid vaccines have much more severe side effects than flu vaccines and thus must be held to a much higher standard.

Which they have no hope of meeting.

The war is over. The (mRNA) vaccines lost. The only question is when how many more people will be harmed before American public health authorities announce their surrender.
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The CDC Director’s Truth Telling Spree Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2022/january/10/the-cdc-director-s-truth-telling-spree/
But, then Reynolds throws in a new twist. It seems that Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose apparent job description since taking on the position last January at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidential administration included fearmongering regarding coronavirus and exaggerate the benefits of experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, went on a truth telling spree in regard to coronavirus over the weekend.

Reynolds relates that, in interviews over the weekend, Walensky made truthful comments that strike at the heart of what had been the US government’s coronavirus propaganda.

These are the two big truths Walensky let slip: Coronavirus deaths are mostly among people who also had several major health problems or “comorbidities,” and the coronavirus death count is inflated by the inclusion of people who died from other causes while happening to have coronavirus, instead of just people who died from coronavirus.

Read here Reynolds’s article in which she discusses Walensky’s truth telling spree. Reynolds also provides video of Walensky’s new disclosures, as well as of Walensky’s comments in August about the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots failing to prevent transmission of coronavirus.

Ron Paul and cohost Daniel McAdams discussed Walensky’s new comments regarding coronavirus as well in the Monday episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. You can watch that episode here:



Was it just a temporary lapse of restraint on Walensky’s part over the weekend, or will we be hearing more and more truthful information from her related to coronavirus? Time will tell.]]>
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New Study Indicates Vaccine Mandates Mean Young Men are Literally Dying to Go to College Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2022/january/08/new-study-indicates-vaccine-mandates-mean-young-men-are-literally-dying-to-go-to-college/

Many students are already racking up debt to pay for college. A new study indicates that, for young men who comply with colleges’ mandates that students take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, the cost of college can also include serious sickness and death due to the shots causing heart problems.

Alex Berenson wrote Wednesday at Unreported Truths about a new study showing “the risk of serious heart problems called myocarditis in men under 40 soars with each dose of a Covid mRNA vaccine - and is sharply higher than the risk from a coronavirus infection itself.”

“The findings call into sharp question the efforts by American colleges and universities to make their students receive booster shots before returning to school this January,” continues Berenson, “especially since other studies have shown that the risk of post-vaccine myocarditis is concentrated not merely in men under 40 but in those aged 16-25.”

The indication that heart problems caused by the shots increase with each successive injection is particularly troubling given that Berenson notes that,  instead of just accepting initial vaccine shots that before qualified students as “fully vaccinated,” “many colleges and universities - including public schools like the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, large private schools such as Syracuse University, and Ivy League institutions such as Princeton University - demand that their students receive a booster Covid shot before returning to campus.”

Read Berenson’s article here.

While the particular danger for young men that the new study examines is disturbing, it should be kept in mind that the experimental coronavirus vaccines carry additional known health dangers for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages, as well as likely dangers yet unknown because of the lack of long-term safety examination. It should also be kept in mind that the health risk from coronavirus tend to be much lower the younger and healthier a person is and that the shots have proven ineffective in preventing coronavirus infection and transmission.]]>
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Vice President Kamala Harris Falsely Suggests Many Cops and National Guard Members were Killed at the US Capitol a Year Ago Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2022/january/06/vice-president-kamala-harris-falsely-suggests-many-cops-and-national-guard-members-were-killed-at-the-us-capitol-a-year-ago/

United States Vice President Kamala Harris gave a whopper of a speech on Thursday morning at the US Capitol concerning the one-year anniversary of January 6, 2020 protests and scuffles at the building. It was hyperbolic absurdity from the beginning of Harris’s speech when she grouped the date January 6, 2020 with December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and September 11, 2001.

Hold on now, many people will think when hearing this grouping, the 1941 and 2001 events were surprise attacks that succeeded in killing thousands of people. The events of January 6 do not fit in the same category by any stretch.

But, then, there was Harris on Thursday morning stretching. She stated:
The violent assault that took place here, the very fact of how close we came to an election overturned — that reflects the fragility of democracy.

Yet, the resolve I saw in our elected leaders when I returned to the Senate chamber that night — their resolve not to yield but to certify the election; their loyalty not to party or person but to the Constitution of the United States — that reflects its strength.

And so, of course, does the heroism of the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard, and other law enforcement officers who answered the call that day, including those who later succumbed to wounds, both visible and invisible.

Our thoughts are with all of the families who have lost a loved one.
Thousands of members of the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, other law enforcement organizations, and the National Guard died from wounds they received on January 6, 2020? That seems to be what Harris wants people to believe. But, the truth is very different than her insinuation.

Only one law enforcement or national Guard member — Brian Sicknick of the Capitol Police — was for an extended period claimed to have been killed from wounds that day. But, even that claim of one death has long been put to rest by examination of the facts. Back in April, Glenn Greenwald discussed the details of the false claims and what really happened in his article “The Media Lied Repeatedly About Officer Brian Sicknick's Death. And They Just Got Caught.

Greenwald further noted in his article that it was only among the protestors that anybody died on January 6 — four individuals, including “Ashli Babbitt, who was shot point blank in the neck by Capitol Police despite being unarmed.”

Harris’s analogizing of the January 6 protestors to the attackers of Pearl Harbor Day and 9/11 makes no sense. It is pure propaganda, a paper-thin assertion that blows away in the slightest breeze. Thinking people do not seem to be Harris’s target audience.]]>
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Judge Enjoins President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for US Government Employees Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/january/21/judge-enjoins-president-biden-s-vaccine-mandate-for-us-government-employees/

On Friday, another of President Joe Biden’s national vaccine mandates was ruled against by a federal judge. Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the United States government implementing or enforcing Biden’s mandate that US government employees take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots.

Read here Brown’s Friday decision issuing the preliminary injunction in the case of Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden.

Read here an article by Alison Durkee at Forbes discussing Browns decision.

Durkee writes in her article that the new court order leaves “the White House’s policy for healthcare workers as its only vaccine requirement still in effect.”

Last week, the US Supreme Court decided in favor of enjoining Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees at companies with 100 or more employees, while ruling against already in place court injunctions in regard to Biden’s vaccine mandate for many employees of health care companies.

A nationwide preliminary injunction against Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of US government contractors has been in effect since being issued by a US district court judge in Georgia on December 7.]]>
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YouTube Puts Bogus Age Restriction on Andrew Napolitano and James Bovard Discussion Challenging the January 6 Insurrection Narrative Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/january/20/youtube-puts-bogus-age-restriction-on-andrew-napolitano-and-james-bovard-discussion-challenging-the-january-6-insurrection-narrative/

YouTube or its owner Google sure seems keen on preventing people from learning about holes in the “insurrection” narrative being pushed by big money media and many politicians from President Joe Biden on down regarding protest and riot activity at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Legal commentator Andrew Napolitano, who is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute, posted Tuesday at YouTube an episode of his show Judging Freedom titled “The FBI's possible role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.” In the episode, Napolitano and journalist James Bovard discuss many apparent problems with the heavily pushed January 6 insurrection narrative. But, when you try on Thursday to watch the video at YouTube, you cannot just push play and watch as you can with most videos at YouTube. Instead, you are presented with a warning.

Where normally an image from the video with a play video button in the center would appear, the video screen is all black with over it at its center a circled exclamation point followed by this message:
Sign in to confirm your age

This video may be inappropriate for some users.
Click on the “SIGN IN” button below that message and you are taken to a page to sign in to your Google account, or to create a Google account if you do not have one, in order to watch the discussion.

Once you have done all this and YouTube seemingly has been satisfied that you are old enough, you are still not presented with the video ready to play. Instead, you encounter another all black video screen with a warning on it — again the circled exclamation point followed by “This video may be inappropriate for some users.” Below the warning is a button labeled “I UNDERSTAND AND WISH TO PROCEED.” Only after clicking on this button can you finally watch the video of Napolitano and Bovard’s discussion.

Of course, all the warnings, button clicks, age verification, and account sign in or creation requirements create a major impediment to people watching the video. Google and YouTube can say that they did not censor the video (at least for adults), but their imposing of special hurdles people must jump over to watch can be expected to much reduce viewership. Many adults will not trudge through all this. Children are barred from watching the video.

Should you go through all this and finally watch the video, you will see that the warnings and the action requirements that precede the video are without any justification, especially considering YouTube’s rather lenient approach generally to placing age restrictions on videos. So why all the effort to discourage people from watching? It sure looks like YouTube, or its owner Google, instead of trying to protect children from harm, is trying to protect the January 6 insurrection narrative from criticism.
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Opposing Booster Shot Mandates and the Rest of the Coronavirus Crackdown at Universities Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/january/18/opposing-booster-shot-mandates-and-the-rest-of-the-coronavirus-crackdown-at-universities/

Across America in 2020, draconian restrictions were imposed in the name of countering coronavirus at just about every university, even though most college students, being relatively young and healthy, have been at very little risk of serious sickness or death from coronavirus.

Some people said “no thanks” to paying universities to harass and demean them with such restrictions, choosing, instead, to withdraw from or not enter college. Indeed, college enrollment in America is down over six percent — a loss of nearly a million students — since the Fall of 2019 semester that preceded the coronavirus scare. Other people grudgingly put up with the situation and tried to take advantage of opportunities they could find to experience some of the freedom universities were working hard to deny.

In the spring of 2021, many universities began announcing their plans to mandate students take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Some people hoped that the shots mandates would come with the permanent lifting of restrictions. But, at many universities it turned out to be just another requirement added on the pile.

Those shots mandates implemented by the fall of 2021 semester have been followed up at some of these universities with new mandates that the students take booster shots as well — booster shots that even European Union regulators and the World Health Organization are now advising against. The initial shots have proven ineffective and dangerous contrary to the insistence of politicians, big money media, and college administrators. The case for boosters of more of the same has become ludicrous.

Even if the shots were the miracle drug that was promised, in a free society the choice to take or not take this or other medical treatments would be left to individuals, not mandated. Over the last nearly two years of coronavirus crackdown, however, America has transitioned substantially farther from that free society ideal. Fortunately, some state and local governments have resisted this movement, and others that went along with it early on have reversed course, at least in part. This has led to the lifting of many restrictions, and the blocking of others including shots mandates, at some government-controlled universities. But, for many college students the coronavirus crackdown remains intense and threatens to grow with the addition of new mandates such as the mandate to take booster shots of the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Students, as well as professors and other employees, at universities across America who want to challenge one of the latest additions to the coronavirus crackdown in higher education would do well to consider the strong arguments presented in a January 11 editorial by the editorial board of Chicago Thinker. The editorial presents a case against the University of Chicago’s recently announced mandate that students and employees, already required to have taken the initial coronavirus shots, take booster shots as well. The editorial board, comprised of University of Chicago students, presents in the editorial many well-reasoned arguments against the new mandate.

The editorial begins with the following statement before proceeding into detailed argument against the new mandate:
Per the University of Chicago’s newly announced booster mandate, all students and employees must obtain a booster shot by January 24. Those who do not comply will be barred from campus and restricted from attending in-person classes, among other activities.

This booster mandate is demonstrably unsafe, ineffective, unnecessary, inconsistent, and unethical. We’ve struggled beneath UChicago’s draconian COVID decrees for years, but the university’s booster mandate reaches a new height of absurdity. 
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Glenn Greenwald Discusses the Deep State Effort to Stop Donald Trump from Pardoning Edward Snowden and Julian Assange Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/january/14/glenn-greenwald-discusses-the-deep-state-effort-to-stop-donald-trump-from-pardoning-edward-snowden-and-julian-assange/

There was much speculation toward the end of Donald Trump’s term as president of the United States that Trump would pardon Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, or both of these men who were responsible for exposing vast amounts of wrongdoing by the US government. But, it did not come to pass. Why? Glenn Greenwald, who played a key role in helping Snowden expose information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs and who advocated in public and behind the scenes that Trump pardon both men, has some interesting thoughts about that.

The reason Trump failed to issue a pardon for either Snowden or Assange centers on the deep state trying to protect itself by placing Trump in jeopardy, suggested Greenwald last week in an episode of his System Update show.

In a written introduction for the episode, Greenwald notes that Trump, while president, had both “raised the possibility that he might pardon Snowden” and was “actively considering a pardon for Assange.”

Greenwald, in the introduction, zeros in on a recent interview of Trump by Candace Owens. In the interview, Trump stated he came “very close” to pardoning one of them but did not ultimately do so. Why? Trump said the reason was because Trump “was too nice” to issue the pardon.

Greenwald isn’t buying that explanation. He writes:
The question that obviously emerges from that answer: too nice to whom? To the U.S. security services — the CIA, NSA and FBI — which had spent four years doing everything possible to sabotage and undermine Trump and his presidency with their concoction of Russiagate and other leaks of false accusations to their corporate media allies? Too nice to the war-mongering servants of the military-industrial complex in the establishment wings of both parties who were the allies of those security services in attempting to derail Trump's America First foreign policy agenda? Too nice to John Brennan, James Clapper and Susan Rice, the Obama-era security officials most eager to see both Assange and Snowden rot in prison for life because they exposed Obama's spying crimes and the Democrats’ corruption in 2016? Trump's “I'm too nice” explanation is, shall we say, less than persuasive.
In the System Update episode, Greenwald further explains that Trump’s enmity toward these deep state forces that helped lead Greenwald and many other individuals to think that Trump may issue the pardons:
Now the argument for why President Trump not only should have pardoned Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, but why some of us believed there was a chance that he could didn't rely on the benevolence of President Trump. It relied on the fact that he knew better than anybody how deceitful and abusive and dangerous these agencies are. The agencies that were exposed by Snowden and Assange and the ones that were demanding that they be imprisoned forever. He knew, as well as anybody, the treachery and the illegal interference in our domestic politics because he was one of their targets.
Yet, the pardons did not materialize. Why? Greenwald states that Greenwald “knew that Trump wanted to pardon Edward Snowden and had strongly considered pardoning Julian Assange.” But, continues Greenwald, Trump “got scared into pardoning neither of them for reasons I'm about to explain to you.” Greenwald then argues that ultimately Trump gave in to deep state pressure applied through Republican Senators’ threat to convict Trump on the impeachment brought against him in his final weeks in office. Says Greenwald:
They were making very clear to him explicitly clear Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio and Mitch McConnell that if you do any of those things that you are considering doing, pardoning Assange and Snowden, declassifying JFK files, declassifying other secrets that should have been declassified long ago because they're from decades old treachery on the part of the US government, we will vote to impeach you. They had this leverage the sword of Damocles hanging over his head….
“This is the story of why the deep state yet again got its way,” concludes Greenwald in his System Update episode, “even with a person in the White House who knows firsthand just how evil and destructive and toxic they are.” 

Watch the System Update episode, and read the introduction and transcript, here.]]>
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FDA Again Singles Out Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Shot for Danger Warning Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/january/13/fda-again-singles-out-johnson-johnson-coronavirus-shot-for-danger-warning/

Yet again. The United States government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week warned of a danger — this time the bleeding disorder immune thrombocytopenia — from Johnson & Johnson’s experimental coronavirus vaccine shot, while, as usual, remaining silent about dangers from competing shots from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

The apparent regulatory favoritism for these competitors’ mRNA technology shots continues.

Oh well. Anyone who, at this point, expects objective decisions from US government agencies regarding coronavirus related matters has not been paying close attention. It’s a scam through and through.

I have written herehere, and here about previous instances of apparent favoritism by US government regulators for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots over the Johnson & Johnson shot.]]>
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European Union Regulators and the WHO Say Quit the Coronavirus Booster Shots Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/january/12/european-union-regulators-and-the-who-say-quit-the-coronavirus-booster-shots/

Alex Berenson writes at Unreported Truths about European Union regulators and the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommending people not keep taking boosters of experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots.

On Tuesday, Berenson related in a brief post at Unreported Truths that European Union drug regulators at the European Medicines Agency are now recommending against repeatedly taking boosters of the shots due to concerns about health dangers from them.

Then, on Wednesday, Berenson reported in an article titled “Boosters are over” that the WHO “has waved the white flag on Covid vaccine boosters too,” releasing a statement in which it declared that “a vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable.”

Further notes Berenson in his article regarding the WHO statement, the statement effectively says don’t bother with new formulations of shots either when it states that future coronavirus vaccines need to “be more effective in protection against infection thus lowering community transmission.’” From this condition in the statement, Berenson draws conclusions about the monumental nature of the WHO statement. He writes that this condition is, first, “inherently a devastating critique of the current failure of Covid vaccines to work as promised.” Continuing, Berenson writes:
Second, the WHO does NOT apply that standard to flu vaccines, which do not and are not expected to stop community transmission. Why demand more of Covid vaccines? The only honest answer is that the mRNA and DNA Covid vaccines have much more severe side effects than flu vaccines and thus must be held to a much higher standard.

Which they have no hope of meeting.

The war is over. The (mRNA) vaccines lost. The only question is when how many more people will be harmed before American public health authorities announce their surrender.
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The CDC Director’s Truth Telling Spree Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/january/10/the-cdc-director-s-truth-telling-spree/
But, then Reynolds throws in a new twist. It seems that Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose apparent job description since taking on the position last January at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidential administration included fearmongering regarding coronavirus and exaggerate the benefits of experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, went on a truth telling spree in regard to coronavirus over the weekend.

Reynolds relates that, in interviews over the weekend, Walensky made truthful comments that strike at the heart of what had been the US government’s coronavirus propaganda.

These are the two big truths Walensky let slip: Coronavirus deaths are mostly among people who also had several major health problems or “comorbidities,” and the coronavirus death count is inflated by the inclusion of people who died from other causes while happening to have coronavirus, instead of just people who died from coronavirus.

Read here Reynolds’s article in which she discusses Walensky’s truth telling spree. Reynolds also provides video of Walensky’s new disclosures, as well as of Walensky’s comments in August about the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots failing to prevent transmission of coronavirus.

Ron Paul and cohost Daniel McAdams discussed Walensky’s new comments regarding coronavirus as well in the Monday episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. You can watch that episode here:



Was it just a temporary lapse of restraint on Walensky’s part over the weekend, or will we be hearing more and more truthful information from her related to coronavirus? Time will tell.]]>
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New Study Indicates Vaccine Mandates Mean Young Men are Literally Dying to Go to College Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/january/08/new-study-indicates-vaccine-mandates-mean-young-men-are-literally-dying-to-go-to-college/

Many students are already racking up debt to pay for college. A new study indicates that, for young men who comply with colleges’ mandates that students take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, the cost of college can also include serious sickness and death due to the shots causing heart problems.

Alex Berenson wrote Wednesday at Unreported Truths about a new study showing “the risk of serious heart problems called myocarditis in men under 40 soars with each dose of a Covid mRNA vaccine - and is sharply higher than the risk from a coronavirus infection itself.”

“The findings call into sharp question the efforts by American colleges and universities to make their students receive booster shots before returning to school this January,” continues Berenson, “especially since other studies have shown that the risk of post-vaccine myocarditis is concentrated not merely in men under 40 but in those aged 16-25.”

The indication that heart problems caused by the shots increase with each successive injection is particularly troubling given that Berenson notes that,  instead of just accepting initial vaccine shots that before qualified students as “fully vaccinated,” “many colleges and universities - including public schools like the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, large private schools such as Syracuse University, and Ivy League institutions such as Princeton University - demand that their students receive a booster Covid shot before returning to campus.”

Read Berenson’s article here.

While the particular danger for young men that the new study examines is disturbing, it should be kept in mind that the experimental coronavirus vaccines carry additional known health dangers for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages, as well as likely dangers yet unknown because of the lack of long-term safety examination. It should also be kept in mind that the health risk from coronavirus tend to be much lower the younger and healthier a person is and that the shots have proven ineffective in preventing coronavirus infection and transmission.]]>
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Vice President Kamala Harris Falsely Suggests Many Cops and National Guard Members were Killed at the US Capitol a Year Ago Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2022/january/06/vice-president-kamala-harris-falsely-suggests-many-cops-and-national-guard-members-were-killed-at-the-us-capitol-a-year-ago/

United States Vice President Kamala Harris gave a whopper of a speech on Thursday morning at the US Capitol concerning the one-year anniversary of January 6, 2020 protests and scuffles at the building. It was hyperbolic absurdity from the beginning of Harris’s speech when she grouped the date January 6, 2020 with December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and September 11, 2001.

Hold on now, many people will think when hearing this grouping, the 1941 and 2001 events were surprise attacks that succeeded in killing thousands of people. The events of January 6 do not fit in the same category by any stretch.

But, then, there was Harris on Thursday morning stretching. She stated:
The violent assault that took place here, the very fact of how close we came to an election overturned — that reflects the fragility of democracy.

Yet, the resolve I saw in our elected leaders when I returned to the Senate chamber that night — their resolve not to yield but to certify the election; their loyalty not to party or person but to the Constitution of the United States — that reflects its strength.

And so, of course, does the heroism of the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard, and other law enforcement officers who answered the call that day, including those who later succumbed to wounds, both visible and invisible.

Our thoughts are with all of the families who have lost a loved one.
Thousands of members of the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, other law enforcement organizations, and the National Guard died from wounds they received on January 6, 2020? That seems to be what Harris wants people to believe. But, the truth is very different than her insinuation.

Only one law enforcement or national Guard member — Brian Sicknick of the Capitol Police — was for an extended period claimed to have been killed from wounds that day. But, even that claim of one death has long been put to rest by examination of the facts. Back in April, Glenn Greenwald discussed the details of the false claims and what really happened in his article “The Media Lied Repeatedly About Officer Brian Sicknick's Death. And They Just Got Caught.

Greenwald further noted in his article that it was only among the protestors that anybody died on January 6 — four individuals, including “Ashli Babbitt, who was shot point blank in the neck by Capitol Police despite being unarmed.”

Harris’s analogizing of the January 6 protestors to the attackers of Pearl Harbor Day and 9/11 makes no sense. It is pure propaganda, a paper-thin assertion that blows away in the slightest breeze. Thinking people do not seem to be Harris’s target audience.]]>
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Judge Enjoins President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for US Government Employees Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2022/january/21/judge-enjoins-president-biden-s-vaccine-mandate-for-us-government-employees/

On Friday, another of President Joe Biden’s national vaccine mandates was ruled against by a federal judge. Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the United States government implementing or enforcing Biden’s mandate that US government employees take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots.

Read here Brown’s Friday decision issuing the preliminary injunction in the case of Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden.

Read here an article by Alison Durkee at Forbes discussing Browns decision.

Durkee writes in her article that the new court order leaves “the White House’s policy for healthcare workers as its only vaccine requirement still in effect.”

Last week, the US Supreme Court decided in favor of enjoining Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees at companies with 100 or more employees, while ruling against already in place court injunctions in regard to Biden’s vaccine mandate for many employees of health care companies.

A nationwide preliminary injunction against Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of US government contractors has been in effect since being issued by a US district court judge in Georgia on December 7.]]>
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YouTube Puts Bogus Age Restriction on Andrew Napolitano and James Bovard Discussion Challenging the January 6 Insurrection Narrative Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2022/january/20/youtube-puts-bogus-age-restriction-on-andrew-napolitano-and-james-bovard-discussion-challenging-the-january-6-insurrection-narrative/

YouTube or its owner Google sure seems keen on preventing people from learning about holes in the “insurrection” narrative being pushed by big money media and many politicians from President Joe Biden on down regarding protest and riot activity at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Legal commentator Andrew Napolitano, who is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute, posted Tuesday at YouTube an episode of his show Judging Freedom titled “The FBI's possible role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.” In the episode, Napolitano and journalist James Bovard discuss many apparent problems with the heavily pushed January 6 insurrection narrative. But, when you try on Thursday to watch the video at YouTube, you cannot just push play and watch as you can with most videos at YouTube. Instead, you are presented with a warning.

Where normally an image from the video with a play video button in the center would appear, the video screen is all black with over it at its center a circled exclamation point followed by this message:
Sign in to confirm your age

This video may be inappropriate for some users.
Click on the “SIGN IN” button below that message and you are taken to a page to sign in to your Google account, or to create a Google account if you do not have one, in order to watch the discussion.

Once you have done all this and YouTube seemingly has been satisfied that you are old enough, you are still not presented with the video ready to play. Instead, you encounter another all black video screen with a warning on it — again the circled exclamation point followed by “This video may be inappropriate for some users.” Below the warning is a button labeled “I UNDERSTAND AND WISH TO PROCEED.” Only after clicking on this button can you finally watch the video of Napolitano and Bovard’s discussion.

Of course, all the warnings, button clicks, age verification, and account sign in or creation requirements create a major impediment to people watching the video. Google and YouTube can say that they did not censor the video (at least for adults), but their imposing of special hurdles people must jump over to watch can be expected to much reduce viewership. Many adults will not trudge through all this. Children are barred from watching the video.

Should you go through all this and finally watch the video, you will see that the warnings and the action requirements that precede the video are without any justification, especially considering YouTube’s rather lenient approach generally to placing age restrictions on videos. So why all the effort to discourage people from watching? It sure looks like YouTube, or its owner Google, instead of trying to protect children from harm, is trying to protect the January 6 insurrection narrative from criticism.
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Opposing Booster Shot Mandates and the Rest of the Coronavirus Crackdown at Universities Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2022/january/18/opposing-booster-shot-mandates-and-the-rest-of-the-coronavirus-crackdown-at-universities/

Across America in 2020, draconian restrictions were imposed in the name of countering coronavirus at just about every university, even though most college students, being relatively young and healthy, have been at very little risk of serious sickness or death from coronavirus.

Some people said “no thanks” to paying universities to harass and demean them with such restrictions, choosing, instead, to withdraw from or not enter college. Indeed, college enrollment in America is down over six percent — a loss of nearly a million students — since the Fall of 2019 semester that preceded the coronavirus scare. Other people grudgingly put up with the situation and tried to take advantage of opportunities they could find to experience some of the freedom universities were working hard to deny.

In the spring of 2021, many universities began announcing their plans to mandate students take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Some people hoped that the shots mandates would come with the permanent lifting of restrictions. But, at many universities it turned out to be just another requirement added on the pile.

Those shots mandates implemented by the fall of 2021 semester have been followed up at some of these universities with new mandates that the students take booster shots as well — booster shots that even European Union regulators and the World Health Organization are now advising against. The initial shots have proven ineffective and dangerous contrary to the insistence of politicians, big money media, and college administrators. The case for boosters of more of the same has become ludicrous.

Even if the shots were the miracle drug that was promised, in a free society the choice to take or not take this or other medical treatments would be left to individuals, not mandated. Over the last nearly two years of coronavirus crackdown, however, America has transitioned substantially farther from that free society ideal. Fortunately, some state and local governments have resisted this movement, and others that went along with it early on have reversed course, at least in part. This has led to the lifting of many restrictions, and the blocking of others including shots mandates, at some government-controlled universities. But, for many college students the coronavirus crackdown remains intense and threatens to grow with the addition of new mandates such as the mandate to take booster shots of the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Students, as well as professors and other employees, at universities across America who want to challenge one of the latest additions to the coronavirus crackdown in higher education would do well to consider the strong arguments presented in a January 11 editorial by the editorial board of Chicago Thinker. The editorial presents a case against the University of Chicago’s recently announced mandate that students and employees, already required to have taken the initial coronavirus shots, take booster shots as well. The editorial board, comprised of University of Chicago students, presents in the editorial many well-reasoned arguments against the new mandate.

The editorial begins with the following statement before proceeding into detailed argument against the new mandate:
Per the University of Chicago’s newly announced booster mandate, all students and employees must obtain a booster shot by January 24. Those who do not comply will be barred from campus and restricted from attending in-person classes, among other activities.

This booster mandate is demonstrably unsafe, ineffective, unnecessary, inconsistent, and unethical. We’ve struggled beneath UChicago’s draconian COVID decrees for years, but the university’s booster mandate reaches a new height of absurdity. 
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Glenn Greenwald Discusses the Deep State Effort to Stop Donald Trump from Pardoning Edward Snowden and Julian Assange Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2022/january/14/glenn-greenwald-discusses-the-deep-state-effort-to-stop-donald-trump-from-pardoning-edward-snowden-and-julian-assange/

There was much speculation toward the end of Donald Trump’s term as president of the United States that Trump would pardon Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, or both of these men who were responsible for exposing vast amounts of wrongdoing by the US government. But, it did not come to pass. Why? Glenn Greenwald, who played a key role in helping Snowden expose information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs and who advocated in public and behind the scenes that Trump pardon both men, has some interesting thoughts about that.

The reason Trump failed to issue a pardon for either Snowden or Assange centers on the deep state trying to protect itself by placing Trump in jeopardy, suggested Greenwald last week in an episode of his System Update show.

In a written introduction for the episode, Greenwald notes that Trump, while president, had both “raised the possibility that he might pardon Snowden” and was “actively considering a pardon for Assange.”

Greenwald, in the introduction, zeros in on a recent interview of Trump by Candace Owens. In the interview, Trump stated he came “very close” to pardoning one of them but did not ultimately do so. Why? Trump said the reason was because Trump “was too nice” to issue the pardon.

Greenwald isn’t buying that explanation. He writes:
The question that obviously emerges from that answer: too nice to whom? To the U.S. security services — the CIA, NSA and FBI — which had spent four years doing everything possible to sabotage and undermine Trump and his presidency with their concoction of Russiagate and other leaks of false accusations to their corporate media allies? Too nice to the war-mongering servants of the military-industrial complex in the establishment wings of both parties who were the allies of those security services in attempting to derail Trump's America First foreign policy agenda? Too nice to John Brennan, James Clapper and Susan Rice, the Obama-era security officials most eager to see both Assange and Snowden rot in prison for life because they exposed Obama's spying crimes and the Democrats’ corruption in 2016? Trump's “I'm too nice” explanation is, shall we say, less than persuasive.
In the System Update episode, Greenwald further explains that Trump’s enmity toward these deep state forces that helped lead Greenwald and many other individuals to think that Trump may issue the pardons:
Now the argument for why President Trump not only should have pardoned Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, but why some of us believed there was a chance that he could didn't rely on the benevolence of President Trump. It relied on the fact that he knew better than anybody how deceitful and abusive and dangerous these agencies are. The agencies that were exposed by Snowden and Assange and the ones that were demanding that they be imprisoned forever. He knew, as well as anybody, the treachery and the illegal interference in our domestic politics because he was one of their targets.
Yet, the pardons did not materialize. Why? Greenwald states that Greenwald “knew that Trump wanted to pardon Edward Snowden and had strongly considered pardoning Julian Assange.” But, continues Greenwald, Trump “got scared into pardoning neither of them for reasons I'm about to explain to you.” Greenwald then argues that ultimately Trump gave in to deep state pressure applied through Republican Senators’ threat to convict Trump on the impeachment brought against him in his final weeks in office. Says Greenwald:
They were making very clear to him explicitly clear Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio and Mitch McConnell that if you do any of those things that you are considering doing, pardoning Assange and Snowden, declassifying JFK files, declassifying other secrets that should have been declassified long ago because they're from decades old treachery on the part of the US government, we will vote to impeach you. They had this leverage the sword of Damocles hanging over his head….
“This is the story of why the deep state yet again got its way,” concludes Greenwald in his System Update episode, “even with a person in the White House who knows firsthand just how evil and destructive and toxic they are.” 

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FDA Again Singles Out Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Shot for Danger Warning Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2022/january/13/fda-again-singles-out-johnson-johnson-coronavirus-shot-for-danger-warning/

Yet again. The United States government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week warned of a danger — this time the bleeding disorder immune thrombocytopenia — from Johnson & Johnson’s experimental coronavirus vaccine shot, while, as usual, remaining silent about dangers from competing shots from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

The apparent regulatory favoritism for these competitors’ mRNA technology shots continues.

Oh well. Anyone who, at this point, expects objective decisions from US government agencies regarding coronavirus related matters has not been paying close attention. It’s a scam through and through.

I have written herehere, and here about previous instances of apparent favoritism by US government regulators for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots over the Johnson & Johnson shot.]]>
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European Union Regulators and the WHO Say Quit the Coronavirus Booster Shots Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2022/january/12/european-union-regulators-and-the-who-say-quit-the-coronavirus-booster-shots/

Alex Berenson writes at Unreported Truths about European Union regulators and the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommending people not keep taking boosters of experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots.

On Tuesday, Berenson related in a brief post at Unreported Truths that European Union drug regulators at the European Medicines Agency are now recommending against repeatedly taking boosters of the shots due to concerns about health dangers from them.

Then, on Wednesday, Berenson reported in an article titled “Boosters are over” that the WHO “has waved the white flag on Covid vaccine boosters too,” releasing a statement in which it declared that “a vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable.”

Further notes Berenson in his article regarding the WHO statement, the statement effectively says don’t bother with new formulations of shots either when it states that future coronavirus vaccines need to “be more effective in protection against infection thus lowering community transmission.’” From this condition in the statement, Berenson draws conclusions about the monumental nature of the WHO statement. He writes that this condition is, first, “inherently a devastating critique of the current failure of Covid vaccines to work as promised.” Continuing, Berenson writes:
Second, the WHO does NOT apply that standard to flu vaccines, which do not and are not expected to stop community transmission. Why demand more of Covid vaccines? The only honest answer is that the mRNA and DNA Covid vaccines have much more severe side effects than flu vaccines and thus must be held to a much higher standard.

Which they have no hope of meeting.

The war is over. The (mRNA) vaccines lost. The only question is when how many more people will be harmed before American public health authorities announce their surrender.
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The CDC Director’s Truth Telling Spree Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2022/january/10/the-cdc-director-s-truth-telling-spree/
But, then Reynolds throws in a new twist. It seems that Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose apparent job description since taking on the position last January at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidential administration included fearmongering regarding coronavirus and exaggerate the benefits of experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, went on a truth telling spree in regard to coronavirus over the weekend.

Reynolds relates that, in interviews over the weekend, Walensky made truthful comments that strike at the heart of what had been the US government’s coronavirus propaganda.

These are the two big truths Walensky let slip: Coronavirus deaths are mostly among people who also had several major health problems or “comorbidities,” and the coronavirus death count is inflated by the inclusion of people who died from other causes while happening to have coronavirus, instead of just people who died from coronavirus.

Read here Reynolds’s article in which she discusses Walensky’s truth telling spree. Reynolds also provides video of Walensky’s new disclosures, as well as of Walensky’s comments in August about the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots failing to prevent transmission of coronavirus.

Ron Paul and cohost Daniel McAdams discussed Walensky’s new comments regarding coronavirus as well in the Monday episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. You can watch that episode here:



Was it just a temporary lapse of restraint on Walensky’s part over the weekend, or will we be hearing more and more truthful information from her related to coronavirus? Time will tell.]]>
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New Study Indicates Vaccine Mandates Mean Young Men are Literally Dying to Go to College Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2022/january/08/new-study-indicates-vaccine-mandates-mean-young-men-are-literally-dying-to-go-to-college/

Many students are already racking up debt to pay for college. A new study indicates that, for young men who comply with colleges’ mandates that students take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, the cost of college can also include serious sickness and death due to the shots causing heart problems.

Alex Berenson wrote Wednesday at Unreported Truths about a new study showing “the risk of serious heart problems called myocarditis in men under 40 soars with each dose of a Covid mRNA vaccine - and is sharply higher than the risk from a coronavirus infection itself.”

“The findings call into sharp question the efforts by American colleges and universities to make their students receive booster shots before returning to school this January,” continues Berenson, “especially since other studies have shown that the risk of post-vaccine myocarditis is concentrated not merely in men under 40 but in those aged 16-25.”

The indication that heart problems caused by the shots increase with each successive injection is particularly troubling given that Berenson notes that,  instead of just accepting initial vaccine shots that before qualified students as “fully vaccinated,” “many colleges and universities - including public schools like the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, large private schools such as Syracuse University, and Ivy League institutions such as Princeton University - demand that their students receive a booster Covid shot before returning to campus.”

Read Berenson’s article here.

While the particular danger for young men that the new study examines is disturbing, it should be kept in mind that the experimental coronavirus vaccines carry additional known health dangers for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages, as well as likely dangers yet unknown because of the lack of long-term safety examination. It should also be kept in mind that the health risk from coronavirus tend to be much lower the younger and healthier a person is and that the shots have proven ineffective in preventing coronavirus infection and transmission.]]>
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Vice President Kamala Harris Falsely Suggests Many Cops and National Guard Members were Killed at the US Capitol a Year Ago Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2022/january/06/vice-president-kamala-harris-falsely-suggests-many-cops-and-national-guard-members-were-killed-at-the-us-capitol-a-year-ago/

United States Vice President Kamala Harris gave a whopper of a speech on Thursday morning at the US Capitol concerning the one-year anniversary of January 6, 2020 protests and scuffles at the building. It was hyperbolic absurdity from the beginning of Harris’s speech when she grouped the date January 6, 2020 with December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and September 11, 2001.

Hold on now, many people will think when hearing this grouping, the 1941 and 2001 events were surprise attacks that succeeded in killing thousands of people. The events of January 6 do not fit in the same category by any stretch.

But, then, there was Harris on Thursday morning stretching. She stated:
The violent assault that took place here, the very fact of how close we came to an election overturned — that reflects the fragility of democracy.

Yet, the resolve I saw in our elected leaders when I returned to the Senate chamber that night — their resolve not to yield but to certify the election; their loyalty not to party or person but to the Constitution of the United States — that reflects its strength.

And so, of course, does the heroism of the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard, and other law enforcement officers who answered the call that day, including those who later succumbed to wounds, both visible and invisible.

Our thoughts are with all of the families who have lost a loved one.
Thousands of members of the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, other law enforcement organizations, and the National Guard died from wounds they received on January 6, 2020? That seems to be what Harris wants people to believe. But, the truth is very different than her insinuation.

Only one law enforcement or national Guard member — Brian Sicknick of the Capitol Police — was for an extended period claimed to have been killed from wounds that day. But, even that claim of one death has long been put to rest by examination of the facts. Back in April, Glenn Greenwald discussed the details of the false claims and what really happened in his article “The Media Lied Repeatedly About Officer Brian Sicknick's Death. And They Just Got Caught.

Greenwald further noted in his article that it was only among the protestors that anybody died on January 6 — four individuals, including “Ashli Babbitt, who was shot point blank in the neck by Capitol Police despite being unarmed.”

Harris’s analogizing of the January 6 protestors to the attackers of Pearl Harbor Day and 9/11 makes no sense. It is pure propaganda, a paper-thin assertion that blows away in the slightest breeze. Thinking people do not seem to be Harris’s target audience.]]>
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Judge Enjoins President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for US Government Employees Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2022/january/21/judge-enjoins-president-biden-s-vaccine-mandate-for-us-government-employees/

On Friday, another of President Joe Biden’s national vaccine mandates was ruled against by a federal judge. Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the United States government implementing or enforcing Biden’s mandate that US government employees take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots.

Read here Brown’s Friday decision issuing the preliminary injunction in the case of Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden.

Read here an article by Alison Durkee at Forbes discussing Browns decision.

Durkee writes in her article that the new court order leaves “the White House’s policy for healthcare workers as its only vaccine requirement still in effect.”

Last week, the US Supreme Court decided in favor of enjoining Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees at companies with 100 or more employees, while ruling against already in place court injunctions in regard to Biden’s vaccine mandate for many employees of health care companies.

A nationwide preliminary injunction against Biden’s vaccine mandate for employees of US government contractors has been in effect since being issued by a US district court judge in Georgia on December 7.]]>
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YouTube Puts Bogus Age Restriction on Andrew Napolitano and James Bovard Discussion Challenging the January 6 Insurrection Narrative Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2022/january/20/youtube-puts-bogus-age-restriction-on-andrew-napolitano-and-james-bovard-discussion-challenging-the-january-6-insurrection-narrative/

YouTube or its owner Google sure seems keen on preventing people from learning about holes in the “insurrection” narrative being pushed by big money media and many politicians from President Joe Biden on down regarding protest and riot activity at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Legal commentator Andrew Napolitano, who is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute, posted Tuesday at YouTube an episode of his show Judging Freedom titled “The FBI's possible role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.” In the episode, Napolitano and journalist James Bovard discuss many apparent problems with the heavily pushed January 6 insurrection narrative. But, when you try on Thursday to watch the video at YouTube, you cannot just push play and watch as you can with most videos at YouTube. Instead, you are presented with a warning.

Where normally an image from the video with a play video button in the center would appear, the video screen is all black with over it at its center a circled exclamation point followed by this message:
Sign in to confirm your age

This video may be inappropriate for some users.
Click on the “SIGN IN” button below that message and you are taken to a page to sign in to your Google account, or to create a Google account if you do not have one, in order to watch the discussion.

Once you have done all this and YouTube seemingly has been satisfied that you are old enough, you are still not presented with the video ready to play. Instead, you encounter another all black video screen with a warning on it — again the circled exclamation point followed by “This video may be inappropriate for some users.” Below the warning is a button labeled “I UNDERSTAND AND WISH TO PROCEED.” Only after clicking on this button can you finally watch the video of Napolitano and Bovard’s discussion.

Of course, all the warnings, button clicks, age verification, and account sign in or creation requirements create a major impediment to people watching the video. Google and YouTube can say that they did not censor the video (at least for adults), but their imposing of special hurdles people must jump over to watch can be expected to much reduce viewership. Many adults will not trudge through all this. Children are barred from watching the video.

Should you go through all this and finally watch the video, you will see that the warnings and the action requirements that precede the video are without any justification, especially considering YouTube’s rather lenient approach generally to placing age restrictions on videos. So why all the effort to discourage people from watching? It sure looks like YouTube, or its owner Google, instead of trying to protect children from harm, is trying to protect the January 6 insurrection narrative from criticism.
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Opposing Booster Shot Mandates and the Rest of the Coronavirus Crackdown at Universities Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2022/january/18/opposing-booster-shot-mandates-and-the-rest-of-the-coronavirus-crackdown-at-universities/

Across America in 2020, draconian restrictions were imposed in the name of countering coronavirus at just about every university, even though most college students, being relatively young and healthy, have been at very little risk of serious sickness or death from coronavirus.

Some people said “no thanks” to paying universities to harass and demean them with such restrictions, choosing, instead, to withdraw from or not enter college. Indeed, college enrollment in America is down over six percent — a loss of nearly a million students — since the Fall of 2019 semester that preceded the coronavirus scare. Other people grudgingly put up with the situation and tried to take advantage of opportunities they could find to experience some of the freedom universities were working hard to deny.

In the spring of 2021, many universities began announcing their plans to mandate students take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots. Some people hoped that the shots mandates would come with the permanent lifting of restrictions. But, at many universities it turned out to be just another requirement added on the pile.

Those shots mandates implemented by the fall of 2021 semester have been followed up at some of these universities with new mandates that the students take booster shots as well — booster shots that even European Union regulators and the World Health Organization are now advising against. The initial shots have proven ineffective and dangerous contrary to the insistence of politicians, big money media, and college administrators. The case for boosters of more of the same has become ludicrous.

Even if the shots were the miracle drug that was promised, in a free society the choice to take or not take this or other medical treatments would be left to individuals, not mandated. Over the last nearly two years of coronavirus crackdown, however, America has transitioned substantially farther from that free society ideal. Fortunately, some state and local governments have resisted this movement, and others that went along with it early on have reversed course, at least in part. This has led to the lifting of many restrictions, and the blocking of others including shots mandates, at some government-controlled universities. But, for many college students the coronavirus crackdown remains intense and threatens to grow with the addition of new mandates such as the mandate to take booster shots of the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Students, as well as professors and other employees, at universities across America who want to challenge one of the latest additions to the coronavirus crackdown in higher education would do well to consider the strong arguments presented in a January 11 editorial by the editorial board of Chicago Thinker. The editorial presents a case against the University of Chicago’s recently announced mandate that students and employees, already required to have taken the initial coronavirus shots, take booster shots as well. The editorial board, comprised of University of Chicago students, presents in the editorial many well-reasoned arguments against the new mandate.

The editorial begins with the following statement before proceeding into detailed argument against the new mandate:
Per the University of Chicago’s newly announced booster mandate, all students and employees must obtain a booster shot by January 24. Those who do not comply will be barred from campus and restricted from attending in-person classes, among other activities.

This booster mandate is demonstrably unsafe, ineffective, unnecessary, inconsistent, and unethical. We’ve struggled beneath UChicago’s draconian COVID decrees for years, but the university’s booster mandate reaches a new height of absurdity. 
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Glenn Greenwald Discusses the Deep State Effort to Stop Donald Trump from Pardoning Edward Snowden and Julian Assange Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2022/january/14/glenn-greenwald-discusses-the-deep-state-effort-to-stop-donald-trump-from-pardoning-edward-snowden-and-julian-assange/

There was much speculation toward the end of Donald Trump’s term as president of the United States that Trump would pardon Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, or both of these men who were responsible for exposing vast amounts of wrongdoing by the US government. But, it did not come to pass. Why? Glenn Greenwald, who played a key role in helping Snowden expose information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs and who advocated in public and behind the scenes that Trump pardon both men, has some interesting thoughts about that.

The reason Trump failed to issue a pardon for either Snowden or Assange centers on the deep state trying to protect itself by placing Trump in jeopardy, suggested Greenwald last week in an episode of his System Update show.

In a written introduction for the episode, Greenwald notes that Trump, while president, had both “raised the possibility that he might pardon Snowden” and was “actively considering a pardon for Assange.”

Greenwald, in the introduction, zeros in on a recent interview of Trump by Candace Owens. In the interview, Trump stated he came “very close” to pardoning one of them but did not ultimately do so. Why? Trump said the reason was because Trump “was too nice” to issue the pardon.

Greenwald isn’t buying that explanation. He writes:
The question that obviously emerges from that answer: too nice to whom? To the U.S. security services — the CIA, NSA and FBI — which had spent four years doing everything possible to sabotage and undermine Trump and his presidency with their concoction of Russiagate and other leaks of false accusations to their corporate media allies? Too nice to the war-mongering servants of the military-industrial complex in the establishment wings of both parties who were the allies of those security services in attempting to derail Trump's America First foreign policy agenda? Too nice to John Brennan, James Clapper and Susan Rice, the Obama-era security officials most eager to see both Assange and Snowden rot in prison for life because they exposed Obama's spying crimes and the Democrats’ corruption in 2016? Trump's “I'm too nice” explanation is, shall we say, less than persuasive.
In the System Update episode, Greenwald further explains that Trump’s enmity toward these deep state forces that helped lead Greenwald and many other individuals to think that Trump may issue the pardons:
Now the argument for why President Trump not only should have pardoned Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, but why some of us believed there was a chance that he could didn't rely on the benevolence of President Trump. It relied on the fact that he knew better than anybody how deceitful and abusive and dangerous these agencies are. The agencies that were exposed by Snowden and Assange and the ones that were demanding that they be imprisoned forever. He knew, as well as anybody, the treachery and the illegal interference in our domestic politics because he was one of their targets.
Yet, the pardons did not materialize. Why? Greenwald states that Greenwald “knew that Trump wanted to pardon Edward Snowden and had strongly considered pardoning Julian Assange.” But, continues Greenwald, Trump “got scared into pardoning neither of them for reasons I'm about to explain to you.” Greenwald then argues that ultimately Trump gave in to deep state pressure applied through Republican Senators’ threat to convict Trump on the impeachment brought against him in his final weeks in office. Says Greenwald:
They were making very clear to him explicitly clear Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio and Mitch McConnell that if you do any of those things that you are considering doing, pardoning Assange and Snowden, declassifying JFK files, declassifying other secrets that should have been declassified long ago because they're from decades old treachery on the part of the US government, we will vote to impeach you. They had this leverage the sword of Damocles hanging over his head….
“This is the story of why the deep state yet again got its way,” concludes Greenwald in his System Update episode, “even with a person in the White House who knows firsthand just how evil and destructive and toxic they are.” 

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FDA Again Singles Out Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Shot for Danger Warning Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2022/january/13/fda-again-singles-out-johnson-johnson-coronavirus-shot-for-danger-warning/

Yet again. The United States government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week warned of a danger — this time the bleeding disorder immune thrombocytopenia — from Johnson & Johnson’s experimental coronavirus vaccine shot, while, as usual, remaining silent about dangers from competing shots from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

The apparent regulatory favoritism for these competitors’ mRNA technology shots continues.

Oh well. Anyone who, at this point, expects objective decisions from US government agencies regarding coronavirus related matters has not been paying close attention. It’s a scam through and through.

I have written herehere, and here about previous instances of apparent favoritism by US government regulators for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots over the Johnson & Johnson shot.]]>
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European Union Regulators and the WHO Say Quit the Coronavirus Booster Shots Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2022/january/12/european-union-regulators-and-the-who-say-quit-the-coronavirus-booster-shots/

Alex Berenson writes at Unreported Truths about European Union regulators and the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommending people not keep taking boosters of experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots.

On Tuesday, Berenson related in a brief post at Unreported Truths that European Union drug regulators at the European Medicines Agency are now recommending against repeatedly taking boosters of the shots due to concerns about health dangers from them.

Then, on Wednesday, Berenson reported in an article titled “Boosters are over” that the WHO “has waved the white flag on Covid vaccine boosters too,” releasing a statement in which it declared that “a vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable.”

Further notes Berenson in his article regarding the WHO statement, the statement effectively says don’t bother with new formulations of shots either when it states that future coronavirus vaccines need to “be more effective in protection against infection thus lowering community transmission.’” From this condition in the statement, Berenson draws conclusions about the monumental nature of the WHO statement. He writes that this condition is, first, “inherently a devastating critique of the current failure of Covid vaccines to work as promised.” Continuing, Berenson writes:
Second, the WHO does NOT apply that standard to flu vaccines, which do not and are not expected to stop community transmission. Why demand more of Covid vaccines? The only honest answer is that the mRNA and DNA Covid vaccines have much more severe side effects than flu vaccines and thus must be held to a much higher standard.

Which they have no hope of meeting.

The war is over. The (mRNA) vaccines lost. The only question is when how many more people will be harmed before American public health authorities announce their surrender.
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The CDC Director’s Truth Telling Spree Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2022/january/10/the-cdc-director-s-truth-telling-spree/
But, then Reynolds throws in a new twist. It seems that Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose apparent job description since taking on the position last January at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidential administration included fearmongering regarding coronavirus and exaggerate the benefits of experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, went on a truth telling spree in regard to coronavirus over the weekend.

Reynolds relates that, in interviews over the weekend, Walensky made truthful comments that strike at the heart of what had been the US government’s coronavirus propaganda.

These are the two big truths Walensky let slip: Coronavirus deaths are mostly among people who also had several major health problems or “comorbidities,” and the coronavirus death count is inflated by the inclusion of people who died from other causes while happening to have coronavirus, instead of just people who died from coronavirus.

Read here Reynolds’s article in which she discusses Walensky’s truth telling spree. Reynolds also provides video of Walensky’s new disclosures, as well as of Walensky’s comments in August about the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots failing to prevent transmission of coronavirus.

Ron Paul and cohost Daniel McAdams discussed Walensky’s new comments regarding coronavirus as well in the Monday episode of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. You can watch that episode here:



Was it just a temporary lapse of restraint on Walensky’s part over the weekend, or will we be hearing more and more truthful information from her related to coronavirus? Time will tell.]]>
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New Study Indicates Vaccine Mandates Mean Young Men are Literally Dying to Go to College Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2022/january/08/new-study-indicates-vaccine-mandates-mean-young-men-are-literally-dying-to-go-to-college/

Many students are already racking up debt to pay for college. A new study indicates that, for young men who comply with colleges’ mandates that students take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots, the cost of college can also include serious sickness and death due to the shots causing heart problems.

Alex Berenson wrote Wednesday at Unreported Truths about a new study showing “the risk of serious heart problems called myocarditis in men under 40 soars with each dose of a Covid mRNA vaccine - and is sharply higher than the risk from a coronavirus infection itself.”

“The findings call into sharp question the efforts by American colleges and universities to make their students receive booster shots before returning to school this January,” continues Berenson, “especially since other studies have shown that the risk of post-vaccine myocarditis is concentrated not merely in men under 40 but in those aged 16-25.”

The indication that heart problems caused by the shots increase with each successive injection is particularly troubling given that Berenson notes that,  instead of just accepting initial vaccine shots that before qualified students as “fully vaccinated,” “many colleges and universities - including public schools like the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, large private schools such as Syracuse University, and Ivy League institutions such as Princeton University - demand that their students receive a booster Covid shot before returning to campus.”

Read Berenson’s article here.

While the particular danger for young men that the new study examines is disturbing, it should be kept in mind that the experimental coronavirus vaccines carry additional known health dangers for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages, as well as likely dangers yet unknown because of the lack of long-term safety examination. It should also be kept in mind that the health risk from coronavirus tend to be much lower the younger and healthier a person is and that the shots have proven ineffective in preventing coronavirus infection and transmission.]]>
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Vice President Kamala Harris Falsely Suggests Many Cops and National Guard Members were Killed at the US Capitol a Year Ago Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2022/january/06/vice-president-kamala-harris-falsely-suggests-many-cops-and-national-guard-members-were-killed-at-the-us-capitol-a-year-ago/

United States Vice President Kamala Harris gave a whopper of a speech on Thursday morning at the US Capitol concerning the one-year anniversary of January 6, 2020 protests and scuffles at the building. It was hyperbolic absurdity from the beginning of Harris’s speech when she grouped the date January 6, 2020 with December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and September 11, 2001.

Hold on now, many people will think when hearing this grouping, the 1941 and 2001 events were surprise attacks that succeeded in killing thousands of people. The events of January 6 do not fit in the same category by any stretch.

But, then, there was Harris on Thursday morning stretching. She stated:
The violent assault that took place here, the very fact of how close we came to an election overturned — that reflects the fragility of democracy.

Yet, the resolve I saw in our elected leaders when I returned to the Senate chamber that night — their resolve not to yield but to certify the election; their loyalty not to party or person but to the Constitution of the United States — that reflects its strength.

And so, of course, does the heroism of the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard, and other law enforcement officers who answered the call that day, including those who later succumbed to wounds, both visible and invisible.

Our thoughts are with all of the families who have lost a loved one.
Thousands of members of the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, other law enforcement organizations, and the National Guard died from wounds they received on January 6, 2020? That seems to be what Harris wants people to believe. But, the truth is very different than her insinuation.

Only one law enforcement or national Guard member — Brian Sicknick of the Capitol Police — was for an extended period claimed to have been killed from wounds that day. But, even that claim of one death has long been put to rest by examination of the facts. Back in April, Glenn Greenwald discussed the details of the false claims and what really happened in his article “The Media Lied Repeatedly About Officer Brian Sicknick's Death. And They Just Got Caught.

Greenwald further noted in his article that it was only among the protestors that anybody died on January 6 — four individuals, including “Ashli Babbitt, who was shot point blank in the neck by Capitol Police despite being unarmed.”

Harris’s analogizing of the January 6 protestors to the attackers of Pearl Harbor Day and 9/11 makes no sense. It is pure propaganda, a paper-thin assertion that blows away in the slightest breeze. Thinking people do not seem to be Harris’s target audience.]]>
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