By Jeff Childers
Good morning, C&C, it’s Monday! It’s a brand new week bursting with possibility. Let’s make the most of it.
Your roundup today includes: General Flynn goes on offense and sues the DOJ and the FBI for trashing his career; SADS Florida baseball announcer keels over; insurance analyst calculates excess risk of death per jab; Robert Kennedy, Jr. makes a good point about military involvement in the pandemic response; series of stories highlight Portland’s out-of-control shoplifting program; and the US Military’s baffling recruitment problem.
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🔥 Gateway Pundit ran a story this weekend headlined, “General Michael Flynn Sues DOJ, FBI and US Government for $50 Million for Malicious Persecution and Gross Abuse of Power.”
In 2017, President Trump appointed military veteran Flynn to be the United States’ 24th National Security Advisor. It only took 22 days for a deep state team (led by the frightful Peter Strzok) to accuse Flynn of a technical violation of a law prohibiting people from negotiating with foreigners before taking office.
As part of its investigation to “clear this up,” the FBI asked Flynn to answer some questions at a voluntary interview (which I would have told him to reject), which Flynn did, and then the FBI promptly filed perjury charges against him, arguing that the General had lied, not because of anything wrong that he said, but only because the General “omitted” to mention a single meeting in one of his answers.
It was a setup from the get-go. The classic perjury trap.
Because of the allegations and the lawsuit, Flynn was forced to step down as National Security Director, and spent several years defending himself in contentious litigation. Ultimately, after Trump’s DOJ finally wrested control of the case from an Obama-era team, the government dismissed all charges, finding there was no basis for prosecution.
In a bizarre twist and side story, presiding judge Emmett Sullivan refused to accept the government’s dismissal, requiring the DOJ and Trump’s lawyer Sidney Powell to jointly appeal against the judge. I think that might have been a first.
On Friday, General Michael Flynn filed a lawsuit against the United States, particularly the FBI and the DOJ, seeking $50 million in damages, for maliciously prosecuting him and abusing the legal process. I searched Google News and found nothing: Corporate media is completely ignoring the story.
From what I can tell, it will be a very difficult case. But I give the General props for finally, at long last, going on offense. I sure would like to see that vile rodent Peter Strzok sit for deposition and then be sued for pejury.
I’ll keep you posted on any significant developments.
💉 Dave Wills, 58, who was the radio “voice of the Tampa Bay Rays,” suddenly and unexpectedly struck out in the grand Game of Life on Sunday morning in Florida.
News reports were quick to mention how Dave missed the last two weeks of the 2022 season after a medical scare during a Toronto road trip. He was later diagnosed with a type of erratic heartbeat called “supraventricular tachycardia.”
It was so sudden that Dave expertly called a game and then keeled over dead before his very next performance. Here’s a little sample from Dave’s last broadcast:
🔥 This weekend, the Epoch Times interviewed insurance analyst Josh Stirling on its long-form video program “American Thought Leaders.” In the clip below, you’ll hear analyst Stirling describing his analysis of mortality data by geographic area, in which he found a distinct statistical correlation between rates of vaccine uptake and excess deaths.
Stirling summarized his conclusion saying, “the more doses on average you have in a region within the United States, the bigger increase increase in mortality that region has had in 2022 when compared to 2021.” He said the data showed a +7% increase in risk of death for each shot taken, so that a person who took five shots would have a +35% risk of dying compared to an unvaccinated person.
Top Insurance Analyst Finds a 7% Increase In Aggregate Mortality for Each C19 Dose Received Josh Stirling: “The more doses … you have in a [US] region … the bigger increase in mortality …” “If you’re over the age of 50, and you took all 5 doses, that’d be a 35% increase.”… https://t.co/kyDSySB3Yx
Stirling said they analyzed the data several different ways, and consistently got the same result:
“It exactly confirms the conclusion coming out of the UK data, it’s a different way of doing it, it’s a totally different data set, but ultimately it leads to a very similar mathematical conclusion. Which is a really unfortunate one, because, you know, obviously, hundreds of millions of us have — either we personally or our friends and family, and all of society — now have to deal with all of these consequences.”
Though his conclusions were troubling, the data analyst had an optimistic take: having identified the problem we can work on solutions. I’m an optimist too, but Josh forgot that not everyone accepts there is a problem. Not yet.
But we’re getting there.
🔥 Robert Kennedy, Jr., is apparently seeing the same evidence that I am, and is reaching a similar conclusion: that the government’s covid response, and then the vaccine rollout, were military operations right from the first face mask announcement. Particularly from the documents Sasha Latypova has heroically collected, it appears that the military somehow licensed the mRNA vaccine technology (through one or more cutouts) to Moderna and Pfizer, rather than those companies “discovering” or “inventing” the technology themselves.
.@RobertKennedyJr: The Pentagon and the National Security Agency Ran the Entire Pandemic Response “Pfizer and Moderna don’t really own those vaccines. They slap their labels on them, but it was a Pentagon project.”
It seems reasonable that the if the military had an emergency drug recipe, it would use private contractors to manufacture, ship, and support billions of doses of the drug; those aren’t normal military functions. So Pfizer and Moderna were likely just military contractors operating under classified contracts, some of which Sasha Latypova has uncovered.
But I want to be clear: there is currently insufficient evidence to conclude that the military orchestrated the pandemic response rather than just helped carry out the Executive Branch’s plan. I’m not sure anymore whether that matters. However, a non-sinister role for the military is hard to square with the fact that the government intentionally obscured the military’s role, purposely play-acting to hide how intensely the pandemic response was in fact a military operation.
There were lots of reasons to do it that way. For example, because the pandemic response was a military action, the government benefitted from a lot of legal shortcuts, such as the thirty-day, truncated FDA-approval cycle. Ask yourself: who told the FDA to throw out all its normal approval procedures, and just rubber-stamp the vaccines? Did the military pull rank on the FDA, perhaps using some obscure emergency authority allowing it freedom to act if the United States is forced to respond to a biological weapons attack on the homeland?
Remember: disgraced public health officials Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins both knew from day one that the virus was manmade; it’s right in the February 2020 emails. It’s true that they illegally tried to keep the public from finding out, but it’s also true that over a dozen scientists were independently contacting both officials, and they were all saying the same thing: this virus is not natural (so it might be a bioweapon).
It was also telling that the FDA’s lawyers argued to a judge that it would take them 75 years to review all the FDA documents Pfizer had submitted to support approval of its mRNA shot. How could it both be true that it only took thirty days for FDA scientists to carefully analyze Pfizer’s documentation to ensure safety, efficacy, and regulatory compliance, but also that the lawyers would need 75 YEARS to to redact social security numbers from the exact same paperwork?
I used to think the lawyers lied to keep the documents from coming out; but now I’m wondering if it might have been the other way around. Maybe the truth is the FDA scientists never reviewed all that paperwork. Maybe the mRNA vaccines came out of the government’s emergency-response toolkit, and no drug approval was required. The military doesn’t NEED to wait for regulatory approval for its defensive countermeasures deployed during an enemy attack using biological weapons of mass destruction.
If the pandemic response WAS a military operation, it isn’t clear yet what it would imply. Here are three possibilities: It would probably mean the government’s lie was even bigger than we thought. It would raise the question of whether covid IS in fact a bio-weapon. And that would raise the question of WHOSE bio-weapon it was — ours or someone else’s?
🔥 In the face of current events, online liberals are hysterically denying that Portland has a shoplifting problem. The latest controversy began when Local Fox 12 Oregon ran a story last week headlined, “All Portland Walmart Stores To Permanently Close In Late March.” The Fox headline was a little understated; the U.S. Sun reported the same story with this headline: “Walmart To Close All Stores In One City Due To Record-Breaking Rise In Theft During US Retail Bloodbath.”
So which is it?
Both stories reported that Walmart announced the last two Walmart stores within Portland’s city limits will close in late March. Leftists online have been quick to argue that there’s nothing to see here, it’s just a bad economy, it’s has nothing to do with Portland’s liberal no-bail policies and non-prosecution of “social crimes” that incentivize consequence-free shoplifting.
It’s social justice and equity for all.
That sounds nice and all, and their goofy claims about economic conditions might have obscured the argument, making it hard to tell what actually caused the closures. But any questions were resolved by a December 22nd Business Insider story headlined, “Walmart CEO Warns Company Will Close Stores If Theft Doesn’t Slow Down.”
That seems pretty clear. It was just a couple months ago.
And in case any more evidence was needed, it was easy to find other examples. Just yesterday, the Sun ran a completely separate story headlined, “SHOPLIFTING SCOURGE Beloved clothing store shutters for good during ‘retail apocalypse’ after $56,000-worth of designer items stolen.”
The story explained that hopeful entrepreneur Tamara Young expanded to a second location of her shop “Consign Couture” in a high-end shopping mall in Portland, Oregon last March. Tamara thought the mall would be a secure spot to sell her gently-used luxury items.
She was wrong. It’s everywhere now.
In-store surveillance videos show Tamara’s “customers” openly stealing thousand dollar handbags; they didn’t even TRY to hide it. But the videos were useless to Ms. Young, since Portland law enforcement refuses to process these crimes, on the rationale that certain demographic groups steal Louis Vuitton purses out of necessity, rather than from any moral or legal failure.
After losing $56,000 in luxury wares, Ms. Young is pulling the plug. She can’t make money like THAT.
Maybe Portland stores should just start charging an entrance fee, so that shoppers can take whatever they can carry. It’s a shame, all these store closures are going to set Portland’s “15-minute city” goals back some. More and more, “15-minute cities” seems like a way to re-create vanishing businesses by using taxpayers’ money to set up government-run shops in places where the people who live there lack any morals or ethics.
15-minute cities are just a way to transfer wealth from areas where people follow the law into areas where people ignore the law.
That kind of thing can never last, it’s a kind of late-socialism Hail Mary. I suspect Portlanders are about to learn some very tough lessons the hard way. Buckle up, buttercups.
🔥 Al Jazeera ran a story Saturday headlined, “What Is Behind The US Military’s Recruitment Crisis?”
The story starts with this striking sentence: “The United States military is facing its greatest recruitment crisis in 50 years.” Imagine that. But why? The article’s second sentence called out a bizarre disconnect: military leaders blame the problem on young people for being too fat to join the military, while surveys of young people say they don’t see any future in a military career at this point, so why bother?
Personally, I think that maybe vaccine mandates, woke policies, and the out-of-control Proxy War might have something to do with the Military’s recruitment problem. Setting aside the question of whether young people are having trouble passing their physicals because of sudden and unexpected health problems, even if they’re fit as a fiddle, who WANTS to be subject to unavoidable, non-stop, ever-changing, perverse and bizarre DEI programming that creates a real day-to-day risk of getting dishonorably discharged if a young man prefers not to spend a day walking in high heel pumps or spend a day as a cross-dresser for “equity”?
That’s not exactly a plus.
Plus, kids can clearly see the writing on the wall. There’s a really good risk, if not a bloody certainty, of being suddenly deployed to Ukraine at any minute, just because Joe Biden missed his nap.
Well, whatever the reason is, military recruitment numbers are falling faster than retail profits in downtown Portland. They have a serious image problem.
I’m just saying.
Here’s the really ironic thing: I’m predicting that all the service members who got separated or discharged for refusing to take the jabs will soon be invited back, offered reinstatement with full status and back pay. In fact, I’d be surprised if it hasn’t started quietly happening already.
After all, it’s already happened in the medical field, with many, many doctors and nurses graciously invited to return and even offered bonuses by humiliated HR staff.
I have a funny feeling that, between the military’s appalling recruitment deficits and the swelling Proxy War, there’s about to be some serious vindication up in here for the servicemembers who stuck to their guns.
Have a marvelous Monday! I’ll meet you back here tomorrow morning for another delicious refill.
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