Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The left wing ADL

July 26th, 2021 5:33 PM 

The leftist organization that declared the OK hand gesture as a hate symbol partnered with PayPal, one of the internet’s largest payment processing platforms.

A powerful payment processor and one of the internet’s worst liberal think tanks join forces to purge free speech. “PayPal and ADL will focus on further uncovering and disrupting the financial pipelines that support extremist and hate movements,” an announcement from the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) official blog explained July 26.

The release further explained: “PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), in partnership with ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), today announced a new partnership initiative to fight extremism and hate through the financial industry and across at-risk communities.”

Infamous liberal ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt proclaimed a new age of private companies uniting to scour “hate” from the internet: "We have a unique opportunity to further understand how hate spreads and develop key insights that will inform the efforts of the financial industry, law enforcement, and our communities in mitigating extremist threats."

A PayPal representative also spoke of the new partnership‘s potential to purge so-called “hate” from platforms: "By identifying partners across sectors with common goals and complementary resources, we can make an even greater impact than any of us could do on our own," PayPal Chief Risk Officer Aaron Karczmer explained. "We are excited to partner with the ADL, other non-profits and law enforcement in our fight against hate in all its forms."

Ohio candidate for U.S. Senate J.D. Vance responded to the announcement by warning: 

“If your ‘conservatism’ isn’t about fighting the power of these companies, it’s totally useless. 

Yes, I like the brave people of Cuba, too. God bless them. But we need to worry about creeping oligarchy in our own country first.”

It’s no surprise that the ADL has become so liberal under Greenblatt’s leadership. Greenblatt previously cited phrases like “caravan” and “open borders,” as “literally white supremacist phrases that have worked their way through the system.”

He also smeared online conservatives as being “anti-Semitic” for their criticism of leftist billionaire George Soros. Soros was criticized because he is a premier liberal donor who has given hundreds of millions of dollars to liberal causes and candidates.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representative and demand that Big Tech mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.

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San Francisco considers traffic congestion fee that would only apply to 'rich' drivers making more than $46,000 a year

  • San Francisco is considering a congestion pricing plan to relieve traffic
  • The plan would charge a fee for those entering a certain zone in downtown
  • The $6.50 fee would be discounted for those making under $100,000
  • No fee would be charged to those making less than $46,000, the plan proposal 

San Francisco is considering a congestion pricing plan that would charge motorists for entering the busy downtown core -- but only if they make more than $46,000 per year.

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is leading the city’s study on the proposal to charge a fee to any drivers who enter the downtown zone, details of which were reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

London has used a similar congestion charge scheme for nearly a decade, but it does not include an income threshold. New York City is currently considering a daily charge of $14 for motorists who enter certain parts of Manhattan.

Covid rapid test recalled by CDC and FDA

Served Its Purpose? CDC and FDA Recall Faulty COVID PCR Test

Last week, big media was salivating over the COVID Delta variant and recommendations for indoor masking, even for the vaccinated, masking young children, and the possibility of a return to last year, with social distancing, capacity limits, and business closures.

There were also news stories that the media dutifully ignored, like ongoing election audits, Hunter Biden’s laptop, his father’s growing inability to think and speak coherently, and growing inflation and unemployment.

Also somehow missed by the investigative sleuths at CNN and MSNBC was the recall of a COVID rapid antigen test last month. This wasn’t just any recall but according to the FDA a serious one, “The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.” That’s an understatement.

Specifically, this is the Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test using a nasal swab and test strip, with a colored line appearing if the person has the Chinese coronavirus. None of these tests are FDA-approved, only being used under emergency use authorization, like the COVID vaccines.

Who used these tests? According to the FDA, these were used by health care providers and large testing programs such as on college campuses. The faulty test provided both false-negative and false-positive results, each problematic but in different ways.

This test was introduced in February 2020, when COVID was barely a blip on the radar. This was the same time as when Dr. Anthony Fauci was becoming a media celebrity and told a USA Today reporter at the time, “The risk of coronavirus in USA is 'minuscule'; skip mask and wash hands.” Why would such a test even be developed for this Fauci predicted non-event? Unless more was known or planned than Dr. Fauci admitted at the time.

At least 77,339 devices were recalled in the U.S., but perhaps far more were used and unaccounted for. A false-negative test might mean a sick patient was sent home to worsen and spread the virus rather than beginning treatment or being admitted to the hospital.

A false-positive might prevent someone from working, traveling, or competing in sport, as recently happened to professional golfer and 2021 U.S. Open winner Jon Rahm, who was scratched from the Olympic games due to a positive test, despite having antibodies from prior COVID infection and being vaccinated.

Who makes this recalled test? Innova Medical Group, headquartered in Pasadena, Calfornia, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pasaca Capital, Inc. Pasaca is a private equity firm, also headquartered in Pasadena, whose founder and CEO, Charles Huang, PhD, received his undergraduate degree in economics from Wuhan University, China, where he grew up. All roads in the COVID story seem to lead to Wuhan.

While the FDA stopped the Innova PCR test in the U.S., across the pond in the U.K., they are doubling down by clearing its use and extending its authorization. What do they know that our FDA does not?

Dr Huang received a PhD in marketing and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Named “Scottish university of the year” in 2020, it is likely a good place to make connections with future Downing Street power brokers. Very convenient.

Will other emergency use COVID tests be similarly cancelled by FDA and CDC? Why isn’t this a story since these tests have guided policy not only in America but around the world, everything from stay-at-home orders to school and business closures, and masking and distancing requirements.

There have been other faulty tests, as NPR reported. CDC lab officials decided to release a coronavirus test kit despite a quality control test suggesting a 33 percent failure rate. How and why was such a decision made?

The PCR test was never designed for mass infectious disease screening, according to Kary Mullis, inventor of the PCR test. He said, “With PCR if you do it well you can find almost anything in anybody.” But “it doesn’t tell you that you are sick.” Yet these are the same tests that have been relied on for shaping public health policy.

Even that bastion of right-wing propaganda, the New York Times, recognizedlast year the folly of PCR testing with a high cycle threshold used to determine who is sick rather than who has a few viral fragments in their nose.


'Why would you do this to a grandma?' Liberals are out of touch with reality

'Why would you do this to a grandma?' What former California senator Barbara Boxer, 80, asked when she was attacked and robbed of her cellphone by a 'kid' in crime-ridden Oakland, California

  • Police are searching for a person who assaulted and robbed former US Senator Barbara Boxer in Oakland, California, on Monday afternoon 
  • The assailant pushed Boxer in the back and stole her cell phone before fleeing the scene in a waiting vehicle
  • Boxer said she is 'thankful that she was not seriously injured'
  • She also questioned: 'Why would you do this to a grandma?' 
  • Oakland police are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest

Former US Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed of her cellphone on Monday in Oakland, California.

The assailant, who fled the scene in a waiting vehicle, pushed 80-year-old Boxer in the back and stole her phone, her son, attorney Douglas Boxer, confirmed.

A tweet published on Boxer's verified account said 'she is thankful that she was not seriously injured'.

Oakland police said a robbery occurred around 1.15pm local time in the Jack London Square neighborhood near the 300 block of 3rd Street.

Former US Senator Barbara Boxer (pictured in 2018) was assaulted and robbed of her cell phone on Monday in Oakland, California

Former US Senator Barbara Boxer (pictured in 2018) was assaulted and robbed of her cell phone on Monday in Oakland, California

Police said the assault took place in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood near the 300 block of 3rd Street (pictured)

Police said the assault took place in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood near the 300 block of 3rd Street (pictured)

Her son, Douglas Boxer, an attorney, confirmed the incident which was outlined on Barbara's Twitter account (above). She says the incident happened very quickly and she's still trying to make sense of what happened

Her son, Douglas Boxer, an attorney, confirmed the incident which was outlined on Barbara's Twitter account (above). She says the incident happened very quickly and she's still trying to make sense of what happened

Boxer, who spoke to KPIX, reportedly walked from the crime scene to a Verizon store two blocks away where she called police. 

She said the incident happened very quickly and she's still trying to make sense of it.  

'Well, he pushed me very hard,' Boxer told the TV station. 'It's hard for me to describe what happened because it was so fast, but, when I started to move away from him, he came behind me, pushed me hard, and then before I could fall it was like he grabbed my phone in front, so it's just hard to put all together.'Boxer said both her attacker and the getaway driver as appeared to be under the age of 18. She notes that she even addressed the pair directly before they fled.

'I said: "Why would you do this to a grandma?" I was yelling at the kid as he was running with my phone,' she told KPIX. 'I said: "I want to call my grandkids, why are you doing this?" He could care less. He got in the car. But I hope he has some guilt.' 

Boxer, who walked to a nearby Verizon store (pictured above) to report call authorities, said both her attacker and the getaway driver appeared to be under the age of 18

Boxer, who walked to a nearby Verizon store (pictured above) to report call authorities, said both her attacker and the getaway driver appeared to be under the age of 18

Officials are offering a reward of $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in Boxer's case

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In a statement obtained by ABC 7, a spokesperson for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said the mayor was 'deeply troubled' to learn of Boxer's assault and robbery.

The statement reads in part: 'The Mayor was deeply troubled to learn of the assault and robbery of Sen. Boxer today. She spoke with the Senator's family to extend her well wishes for a speedy recovery and was relieved to learn she was not seriously injured...'   

At this time, Oakland police are working to collect surveillance footage from the area. No arrests have been made and the robbery remains under investigation. 

According to Fox News, the police department has announced a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

The news of Boxer's attack comes as authorities across California have seen a 'troubling' increase in burglaries compared to last year.

According to data released earlier this month, auto thefts and aggravated assaults have seen small increases in the Oakland area. Officials say the only crimes that haven't risen thus far this year are rapes, larcenies and robberies.

On the contrary, robberies have skyrocketed in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Some experts attribute the increase to the passing of Proposition 47 in 2014, a ballot referendum known as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act that downgraded the theft of property less than $950 in value from a felony charge to a misdemeanor. 

Boxer represented California in the US Senate from 1993 until 2017. The Democrat did not seek reelection in 2016 and was succeeded by then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Prior to serving in the Senate, Boxer served in the House of Representatives for a decade. 

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The Olympic Committee chose to ignore

Japan's Olympic organizers lied about its weather, and now athletes are paying the price

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TOKYO — The finish line of the men’s triathlon Monday morning looked something like a battlefield scene, bodies sprawled out on ground, trainers coming to the aid of overheated athletes, even a few being helped off with their arms draped over shoulders.

This despite the Olympics moving the start time to 6:30 a.m. in an effort to beat the heat that, as these Tokyo Games have proven, remains undefeated. Temps still reached 85 degrees with a relative humidity of 67.1 percent at start time.

No, the Japanese don’t have to apologize for the weather here — the searing sun, the sky high temps, the pea-soup humidity. No one tells Mother Nature what to do.

But as athletes continue to wilt and wither in these conditions, they do owe everyone an apology for this much: They lied like hell about it.

“With many days of mild and sunny weather, this period provides an ideal climate for athletes to perform their best.”

This quote comes from Japan’s official proposal to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Mild? Ideal? Here in Tokyo in July?

“I wasn’t enjoying it at all,” Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova said after competing Saturday in conditions that have caused everyone from archers, to volunteers to officials to faint.

Daytime temps have hit the mid to upper 90s, with dew points in the mid-70s, a mix that assures triple digit heat indexes. This is a tropical location. Venues such as tennis, beach volleyball, cycling and others are open and exposed.

The scene at the finish line of the men's triathlon looked like a battlefield, with athletes seemingly overcome by the intense heat in Tokyo.
The scene at the finish line of the men's triathlon looked like a battlefield, with athletes seemingly overcome by the intense heat in Tokyo.

“Playing in extreme heat and humidity, it’s very challenging,” said Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic. “It’s something we’ve known coming into Tokyo, we heard and expected the conditions would be very tough, but before you come here and experience that, you don’t really know how difficult it is.”

These are, literally, the finest athletes in the world. When they say it’s difficult, it’s difficult. So why did the Japanese claim otherwise? And why did the International Olympic Committee, in granting the bid without comment about the conditions to come, just let them say it?

“Meteorological conditions during the proposed Games-time would be reasonable,” Japan’s proposal promised.

Every athlete has to deal with the same situation, so it’s not fair to say it’s unfair. However, when you’ve trained your entire life to compete in the Olympics, you probably expect a situation that might optimize performance, not punish it.

Japan knew it was lying. They live here. Not a single resident of Tokyo would describe mid-summer here as “mild” or “ideal.” In 2014, soon after the city was awarded the bid, a column in Japan Times wondered how in the world this was going to even work.

“I have been to Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, Phnom Penh and Singapore in mid-summer and in my experience Tokyo is the worst of them all,” author Robert Whiting wrote. “The only conceivable places that are worse would be staging the games in, say, Death Valley, California, or the Horn of Africa.”

Death Valley 2036? Don’t give the IOC any ideas.

Tokyo is, depending how you measure it, the largest city in the world, with a metro population of over 34 million. It is modern, friendly, beautiful and clean. It’s an incredible place. Except for this time of year.

And they knew it, but claimed otherwise anyway, even boasting they’d provide a place “where athletes can perform at their best.”

The last time Tokyo hosted the Summer Games was 1964. It was held in October to avoid just these kinds of conditions. That made sense.

Well, Japan is 3.6 degrees warmer now on average, per government figures. The number of days hitting 95 or above have gone from an average of one per year to 12. In both 2018 and 2020, it reached a record 106, part of heat waves that saw hundreds pass away.

The good news so far is it hasn’t gotten that bad.

“It would be very hard to have business as usual,” said Carl Parker, a storm specialist for the Weather Channel. “At these levels, athletes are really energized and they start to sweat. The body uses evaporation to cool itself off, but that’s not nearly as effective which is why it perspires even more.”

The Summer Games start between mid-July and late-August now because these months produce far higher television ratings around much of the world. That’s especially true in the United States, when NBC doesn’t have to compete with the NFL, college football, the start of the school year or much else.

Since money always talks with the IOC, here we are. Athlete concerns might have mattered back in 1964. That was then. This is billions.

So Japan put out a bid with a farcical vision of idyllic summer days, like a soft breeze through Northern Wisconsin. And the IOC just pretended not to notice and nodded right along with it.

“What [is] the penalty, if any, for false advertising,” the Japan Times wondered almost a decade ago.

Whatever it is, it appears it’s the athletes who are paying it.