Sunday, June 23, 2024

A sad reflection on society's values or perhaps the illegal immigrants wandering the streets

Dad dies after being trapped under car for hours — and bystanders robbed him instead of helping

An Arizona father was crushed to death after becoming trapped under his family’s car as he was trying to fix it — and bystanders robbed him instead of helping, his heartbroken family said.

Jeronimo Garcia Guerra was possibly stuck under the vehicle in a Phoenix parking lot for hours after the jack collapsed before someone called 911, police said. 

By the time police got there, thieves stole everything from Guerra’s pockets, looted the car he had been working on and stole the vehicle he arrived in, according to the family.

“He always believed nobody out there is going to help you. In this situation, he was right,” his son, Jerry Garcia Jr. told AZFamily.

Snopes let the lie sink in and now admits it wasn't true...reprehensible

Left wing fact checker admits Trump never called Charlottesville neo-Nazis ‘very fine people’

Free Palestine means no Jews anywhere

NYC Jewish family pummeled at 5th-grade commencement by attendees shouting ‘Free Palestine,’ mom says

The NIAID is a Repeat Offender

The NIAID is a Repeat Offender


Fresh off the back of Anthony Fauci and his former agency being accused of lying to lawmakers and covering up the origins of Covid-19, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is embroiled in another scandal.

This time, an explosive report by US congressional investigators found the NIAID tried to hide plans to conduct gain-of-function (GOF) research on a lethal strain of the monkeypox virus.

The proposed experiments from 2015 sought to insert genes into the virus to retain a moderate fatality rate of approximately 10-15%, but also to make the virus more transmissible, giving it ‘pandemic potential.’

Investigators with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce first learned about the desire to conduct such research after Bernard Moss of the NIAID revealed it to a journalist during an interview with Science Magazine in 2022, prompting an investigation.

But over the course of 17 months, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the NIH, and NIAID repeatedly misled the Committee in written and oral communications, denying that the potentially dangerous experiment was proposed and approved.

During the investigation, HHS and the NIH refused to answer questions about the research or provide documents requested by the Committee unless they had already been made public. Often it was under threat of a subpoena that information was handed over.

The interim report accuses the NIAID of stonewalling and obfuscating Congressional investigations into the potentially lethal monkeypox research, describing the NIAID’s deceptive behaviour as “unacceptable and potentially criminal.”

It states:

The Committee has lost trust in the NIH and NIAID’s ability to oversee its own research on potential pandemic pathogens or enhanced potential pandemic pathogens and to fairly determine whether an experiment poses an unacceptable biosafety or public health risk.

The Committee says it will continue to seek information from the various institutions on the matter and will continue to request documents and answers about what research has been conducted and how it has been overseen.

They need to decipher if these dangerous experiments were actually performed by Moss’ team at the NIAID – and if not, why did those agencies go to such lengths to mislead the Committee about approval for experiments that never occurred?

The interim report makes a series of recommendations related to biosecurity to ensure future transparency and accountability related to this type of risky research.

The NIAID has not publicly responded to the accusations in the report, but this controversy adds to the ongoing concern over the dishonesty of public health officials who display a blatant disregard for cooperating with oversight investigations.

A timeline of the investigation is below:

Republished from the author’s Substack

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Columbia U: The administration is pro Palestinian because they are anti Semites...reminiscent of the 1930's intellectuals love for the Third Reich

‘LMAO’: Dean of Columbia College Mocked Hillel Head in Newly Obtained Text Exchange

Josef Sorett has sought to distance himself from leaked messages that are now the subject of a university investigation. The latest text message shows his participation in the affair. 

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June 21, 2024

The dean of Columbia College, Josef Sorett, sneered at Columbia’s top Hillel official in a new text message obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, further implicating him in the texting scandal that has caused three of his colleagues to be placed on leave.

"LMAO," Sorett said in response to a sarcastic message from his colleague, Columbia’s vice dean and chief administrative officer Susan Chang-Kim, who said of Columbia’s Hillel director, Brian Cohen, "He is our hero."

The exchange, according to the person who photographed Chang-Kim’s cell phone during the May 31 panel on anti-Semitism, came as Cohen told a concerned parent in the audience that his "soul has been broken" by the protests on Columbia’s campus—which included calls to murder Jewish students and "burn Tel Aviv to the ground."

Columbia deans Susan Chang-Kim and Josef Sorett exchange text messages during May 31 panel on the future of Jewish life on campus

In an earlier exchange between the two officials, Sorett agreed with Chang-Kim’s verdict that the panel, which included Jewish students and parents as well as faculty, was "difficult to listen to."

Sorett has since sought to distance himself from that exchange, though, telling an alumni advisory board that the messages did not "indicate the views of any individual or the team."

He has not addressed his own participation in the back and forth or offered more than a vague apology for a separate text chain in which two other Columbia University deans, Matthew Patashnick and Cristen Kromm, exchanged messages with Chang-Kim as the panel discussion proceeded, using vomit emojis to describe a Columbia rabbi’s op-ed and arguing that Cohen was capitalizing on the moment for "fundraising potential."

Sorett said Thursday that Patashnick, Kromm, and Chang-Kim had been placed on leave pending an investigation.

The university declined to comment on why Sorett is not also under investigation, on who would conduct the investigation and to whom the results would be reported, and on whether the results would be made public.

In the new exchange, Chang-Kim appears to take issue with remarks from panel moderator and the former co-chairwoman of Columbia’s board of trustees, Lisa Carnoy, who, sources told the Free Beacon, is pressing the university to change its admissions application to screen for students who are tolerant of dissenting views.

Carnoy told the audience, "When we select students in recent years, we've often asked students, and you can look at the supplement application for the college and it says, basically, ‘Why are you different?’ And what we need to ask about is, ‘How do you engage with people that are from different backgrounds?’ And also, ‘Where has something you believe evolved? Where has someone changed your view, and how excited are you to be in an environment where you will be challenged?’"

Regarding those remarks, Chang-Kim wrote to Sorett, "Well now we know why this is on the trustees’ meeting agenda. LC put it there."

Neither Sorett nor Chang-Kim responded to a request for comment. A Columbia University spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. Carnoy did not respond to a request for comment.

Days after a Free Beacon report revealed the first batch of messages, Sorett acknowledged that an "unknown third party" had captured them, calling it an "invasion of privacy."

"These texts are not emblematic of the totality of their work," Sorett told Columbia's Board of Visitors, an alumni body that advises the dean, in a Friday email. "It makes the hard work that we are committed to even more challenging."

The new exchange, which has not been previously reported, could create an additional challenge for Sorett as he seeks to stem the fallout from the leaked messages. It raises questions about what else could be uncovered if Columbia complies with a request from the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the congressional body investigating campus anti-Semitism, to turn over the texts by June 26. Columbia has said it "will respond" to the committee’s request.

Sorett’s derisive messages and those of his colleagues have shocked Jewish students, who say the texts reflect the way in which Columbia administrators have echoed and emboldened their most radical students.

"It's no wonder these students feel entitled to go take over a lawn or take over a building when you have actual leaders—people who hold a meaningful title—sending puke emojis as somebody's speaking," one student told the Free Beacon. "They are insinuating that [the Jewish panelists] are just lining their pockets with money."

Some Republicans are really Democrats and Swamp denizens

HUGE! Kash Patel Drops a Bomb — British Court Reveals Paul Ryan Was the First One to Receive a Copy of Steele Dossier Back in 2016 and He Hid This For Years! (VIDEO)

 Jun. 22, 2024 2:00 pm

On Saturday, former Trump official Kash Patel joined Steve Bannon on The War Room to discuss his latest blockbuster report on Paul Ryan.

According to Kash Patel, Paul Ryan was the first to receive a copy of the bogus Steele Dossier back in 2016. And Paul Ryan hid this from investigators, his Republican colleagues, and Trump officials.

Kash Patel posted this on Truth Social on Thursday.

Kash Patel: Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House had in his possession the Steele Dossier before he had [Devin Nunes] and I launch Russia Gate Investigation, and never told us(think, before anyone knew anything about fake intel, he had his own copy). I found it on my own then blew up FBI/DOJ. Why didnt he tell his own damn team? Report that fake news.

What to do with people like this man?

Man arrested for trying to snatch 5-year-old girl had tried to kidnap 6-year-old girl at the same California mall, police say

The SEIU is a cancer on society because of its lawless behavior

Federal a[r]bitrator orders SEIU to pay California hospital over $6 million for illegal 2020 nurses' strike

federal arbitrator has ordered SEIU Union 121RN to pay Riverside Community Hospital $6.26 million in damages after an illegal 10-day strike in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic threatened patients' lives and health. 

The union claimed at the time that the strike, which was decried by the hospital, was necessary to "sound the alarm" about what they considered to be unsafe work conditions. 

Both the hospital and the arbitrator disagreed. The hospital at the time claimed that it had done all it could to ensure worker safety during the strain the early days of the pandemic put on the entire healthcare system, and the arbitrator agreed, ruling that the strike was a violation of the collective bargaining agreement. The damage amount was intended to replace the money spent by the hospital to replace the workers who walked out during the strike. 

In a statement release by the hospital's parent corporation, the hospital stated, "Our contract was clear, and the union showed reckless disregard for its members and the Riverside community by calling the strike. We applaud the arbitrator's decision."