Daily Archives: September 18, 2021

Border Update

The number of “border encounters” in August 2021 was 208,887 – four times higher than just one year ago, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Fox correspondent Bill Melugin reported that “thousands of migrants under the international bridge in Del Rio, TX with more showing up constantly. We’re told the situation there is getting worse every day and the numbers are growing by the hour.

CLICK https://rumble.com/vmmjet-faa-shuts-down-drones-recording-bidens-border-crisis.html [2:40] to hear how the FAA has abruptly banned Fox News’ drones from flying over the crisis area in the name of “special security reasons.”

CLICK https://rumble.com/vmmvu3-biden-bans-drones-to-hide-border-crisisso-bps-gets-fox-news-a-helicopter.html [2:18] to see the Fox News report using a helicopter that Texas DPS loaned them. In just 48 hours, the crowd of illegals in this one area has jumped from 4,000 to 11,000.

It’s so bad that even CNN has noticed. CLICK https://rumble.com/vmmttb-cnn-says-bidens-border-crisis-is-at-a-breaking-point.html [1:55]

On Sept. 16, Texas Gov. Abbot said, “The Biden Administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan.”

On Sept. 17, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called the situation a national security crisis and urged FAUXTUS to deploy the National Guard.

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A Pandemic of the Incompetence

From Maker S. Mark at American Thinker

Mr. Biden and other liberals are very upset with the unvaccinated. They’ve laid the blame, with the claim that this is “a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

I call BS. This is a “pandemic of the incompetent.”

First, the CDC and NIH watched the virus ravage China and did nothing.

Next, they told President Trump that it was xenophobic to stop travel from China.

Next, they told us the virus was not transmitting human to human.

Next, they changed, without reasoning, the reporting requirements for potential deaths associated with the virus to guarantee a higher death total in the U.S.

Next, they misrepresented the data for the projected death toll in America with a completely incorrect model.

Next, they told us to shut down the country for two weeks to slow the spread.

Next, they told us a vaccine in less than a year was impossible.

Next, they pushed mask mandates with no science to back them up. Excuse me — the high point on masking science is the study out of Hong Kong on hamsters that seems to have been the basis for the start of masking science.

Next, they supported crazy items like mandatory masking outdoors, no swimming in public pools, and wearing a mask in your own home.

Next, they continued to keep businesses closed past the two-month mark, and they fail to provide evidence that closing any business helped slow the spread.

Next, they started paying people extra unemployment benefits while removing all incentives to look for work.

Next, we were told it was more important not to offend China by calling it the Chinese Coronavirus or the Wuhan Flu than it was to find a treatment.

Next, people started to get wise to the incompetence, and they started doing normal things. The incompetents would scream “super-spreader,” yet no super-spreader events were ever proven. People began to demonstrate they could manage the virus for themselves.

Next, states and locals started to drop the masking, and those states endured public recriminations, yet the infection rate continued to drop despite the dire predictions of the incompetent.

Next, we were told by a presidential candidate that he had a plan to shut the virus down. This implies that a virus can be shut down and that he actually had a plan to do something effective. Both now seem to be proven incompetent statements from someone with no real clue.

Next, an injection was developed that we were told was a vaccine, and administration of it began.

Next, the control group test data were corrupted by the injection maker by administering the drug to all participants in the trial. This has never been done before.

Next, virus variants were detected in other countries, and specifically, they were detected in South America.

Next, we opened the southern border to all.

Next, the American people found out that Big Government and Big Tech are colluding to block important information that is contrary to the approved messaging about the virus and the “vaccine.

Next, we have legislation called COVID relief, but really, more than 80% of that money went to political paybacks and pet projects having nothing to do with COVID.

Next, the illegal aliens detained at the border were jammed into small spaces and not tested at the border. Many illegals were sent to other states in the dead of night to be tested later.

Next, we are over a year into the pandemic, and we have one treatment approved by the FDA. Despite indications that there are at least three successfully in use around the world — Remdesivir, ivermectin, and hydroxychloroquine — the FDA has only reluctantly added Remdesivir for people after they are hospitalized.

Next, we find out that the CDC is making policy based on recommendations from the teachers’ union. We have yet to learn who else is dictating COVID policy to the CDC. China, perhaps?

Next, we find out that the illegals being dumped in the country are not being tested or reported to the local authorities.

Next, we find out that two of the drugs called a vaccine did not meet the legal definition of “vaccine.”

Next, we find out the FDA is trying to change its definition of “vaccine” without comment or notice.

Next, we are told by the current White House occupant that the unvaccinated are a risk to the vaccinated. How can that be if the vaccine works and protects the vaccinated? Or is it not legally a vaccine?

This list took less than an hour to generate. I am sure that readers at AT can expand it.

The current White House occupant is upset that we are not just accepting the standard of incompetence that has been displayed. We are researching options for ourselves; keeping our friends and neighbors safe; and making our own decisions, as Americans have a history of doing.

A virus-like this cannot be contained or shut down. It can only be managed, and part of managing a virus is treatment options. The incompetence and the denial of the FDA, NIH, and CDC to use proper science to validate treatment options continue to hinder our ability to manage this disease.

Please keep this list of incompetence in mind as you try to determine whom to trust in the days and months ahead. This truly is a “pandemic of the incompetent.”

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Regeneron and the Well Formed Conscience

My family has significant autoimmune issues, so we’ve wrestled with vaccine decisions for many years. The doctor who helped us most when the kids were little had a simple formula. How prevalent, how dangerous, and how treatable is the disease vs. what is the vaccine’s track record with respect to effectiveness and safety. There is a new factor that we only recently become aware of which is what, if any, connection does a vaccine have to abortion.

We’ve applied these to the COVID-19 vaccines and believe that the vaccines are experimental and dangerous. So while, yes the disease is prevalent, it is also becoming increasing less dangerous as it mutates. Also, it is highly treatable and, while we both have age and health conditions on the con side, we also don’t smoke or drink, we live a largely chemical free life (e.g., organic food, air/water filters) and keep our zinc, and Vitamins C and D levels high.

This decision could potentially cost us access to medical care if mandates move to banning doctors/hospitals from allowing us in the door and/or Medicare refusing to pay for any care whatsoever. As far as that goes, well, I’m kinda hoping – with a nod to the fact that schadenfreude is a sin – that the problems the ‘rona vaccines are causing will soon become so obvious that the Left just drops the mandate thing and moves on to shrieking about something else … like climate change or racism.

Anyway, there still is an issue Dearest and I needed to talk through and pray about, which is, if we catch the China virus, our doctor is definitely going to want us to get Regeneron-COV immediately. And Regeneron-COV was tested on those aborted fetal cell lines from the 1960s.

As I’ve reported here before, the spoken guidance from my church’s leaders ranges from black to white. On one side are those who believe that using any product developed with and/or tested on the 1960 cell lines constitutes an unacceptable level of cooperation in the grave evil of abortion; on the other side are those who believe the two abortions from which the cell lines originated happened a long time ago, plus there are no non-abortion-tainted alternatives, plus anti-vaxxers are evil and want your grandma to die.

The Catholic Church’s written guidance on the use of such abortion-tainted products is more nuanced. A screenshot of the key paragraph is above. The full 8 page doc is available at the pdf link below. It is an interesting read that I highly recommend. Among other things, it lays out the levels of cooperation in abortion and their moral significance. As the screenshot above shows, the use of COVID-19 vaccines and Regeneron-COV falls into the “least of these” categories, which is “passive material cooperation.”

In short, the ethical burden for us is to weigh the cost vs. benefit carefully and prayerfully before making a decision. We will each stand alone before Almighty God at judgment, so freedom of conscience is paramount in Catholic teaching. But it must be a well-formed conscience. Just doing what is easiest won’t fly.

Dearest and I tossed the issues around last night. Regeneron-COV is reportedly safe and effective and we both have compelling co-morbidities to consider so, while we’re not going to love it, I think we’ve both decided it is the most ethical choice for us to get the shots should we contract COVID-19.

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Bits & Bytes

AFGHANISTAN: CLICK https://rumble.com/vmjklv-devastating-video-exposes-biden-admins-lies-on-afghanistan.html [1:31] to see a montage of how wrong this administration got all of it. It boggles me that Psaki can continue to stand up every day and defend this administration.

AMERICAN AIRLINES: American Airlines reportedly turned a flight around so they could kick a mother and her asthmatic 2-year-old off the plane. The kid had an asthma attack in flight and was unable to bear to wear or even have his mother hold a mask to his face when he was struggling so hard to breathe. But yeah … John Kerry.

ARIZONA: The state has filed against Biden with the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona arguing that the mandates violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by “favoring” illegal immigrants, who are exempted from vaccination requirements.

Thirty percent of the illegals being held in federal detention facilities are refusing to be vaccinated. And they have the option to refuse, because FAUXTUS’ mandates don’t apply! More than 18% of migrant families who recently crossed the border tested positive for COVID before being released by Border Patrol. Another 20% of unaccompanied minors tested positive for the virus.

CANADA: Nearly 13,000 airline employees in Canada have banded together to fight mandatory COVID-19 jabs as a condition of employment in the aviation industry. Their website says,

We are a group of professional pilots, flight attendants and other aviation professionals who passionately believe in the right to travel freely. As such, we are ardent defenders of people’s right to explore the world, without the threat of arbitrary limitations, such as vaccination status.

We believe personal autonomy is among the highest aspirations of every human being. For this to be realized, we must avoid unnecessary societal obligations, especially in the context of one’s health.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says people who refuse the vaccine are “endangering others” and he has “no sympathy” for their complaints about discrimination.

The last link below contains resources for Canadians trying to resist vaccine mandates.

CATHOLICS: Some of the worst things Pope Francis have been while he was schmoozing with jerknalists on his plane. And it’s happened again.

CLICK https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1438206601266176004 [:20] to hear the pontiff sounding just like our demented president, blaming division solely on anti-vaxxers and smirking* over one of them (Cardinal Burke) having caught the disease. He says he doesn’t understand how anyone can take the anti-vax position, describing the substances as “a little more than distilled water.

Pope Francis called anti-vaxxers “deniers”, which makes his attitude on this topic exactly the same as his attitude on climate change. He says he doesn’t understand climate “deniers” either and likewise indicts us as Bad People. But I heard that he refused to meet with top scientists who have serious problems with the whole climate agenda.

*Schadenfreude is a sin.

DELTA AIRLINES: Thousands of Delta Air Lines employees were pressured into getting the COVID shot after the company declared it was imposing a $200 monthly healthcare surcharge for unvaccinated workers enrolled in the company’s account-based healthcare plan. Roughly 16,000 unvaccinated Delta employees have thus far held out.

To avoid the surcharge, employees must either get the shot or obtain a medical or religious exemption. There do not appear to be any carve-outs for those who have already attained natural immunity to COVID-19. Unvaccinated employees must wear a mask while indoors and submit to weekly COVID testing.

In addition, the airline will only provide COVID pay protection to fully vaccinated individuals who are experiencing a breakthrough infection.

MEDICAL TYRANNY: A hospital in Georgia has flatly refused to honor the requests of two seriously ill patients, their family members, and their doctor to try hydroxychloroquine. The hospital has also refused to release the couple into their daughter’s care, so she can take them to a different hospital that will follow the couple’s wishes. The hospital said the daughter had to be vaccinated before she could take charge of her parents … who are already infected.

An Alabama hospital is refusing to treat a 43-year-old husband and father of two with ivermectin and Vitamin C as requested. He is in the ICU where his condition is steadily worsening.

A Chicago Catholic hospital refused a patient’s request for ivermectin and refused to let her be taken to another facility. She’s dead now.

MILLEY: I haven’t written about this yet partly because it’s confusing to me, but mostly because the COVID tyranny news is so abundant. CLICK https://rumble.com/vmim13-donald-trump-reacts-to-bombshell-gen.-milley-report-its-treason-if-true.html [1:54] to hear Trump commenting on it. Below are some links to explain the background.

NATURAL IMMUNITY: WATCH https://rumble.com/vmiqcq-real-america-dan-ball-w-dr.-russell-surasky-natural-immunity-91321.html [9:30] to hear Get Real Dan report on FAUXTUS’ tyrannical vaccine mandate that ignores natural immunity. I agree with Dan that it’s all about the money … plus the power.

SWITZERLAND: On September 13, the Swiss government decreed that all those 16 and up must produce a vaccine passport to gain entrance to restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities, and religious ceremonies with more than 50 people present.

Thousands of Swiss nationals took to the streets of Bern in protest, but the move was supported by both the Catholic bishops of Switzerland and the Evangelical Reformed Church of Switzerland who were apparently relieved that they didn’t have to bar people from smaller services.

TEXAS: The Dallas Independent School District is offering students ages 12 and up a $50 gift card if they get vaccinated before November 15. At least they can’t get the shot or the money without their parents involvement, since parents are required to provide proof of vaccination. And while the incentive and reporting are “voluntary,” the information will be used for contact tracing and quarantining.

UNCONSTITUTIONAL MANDATES: WATCH https://rumble.com/vmiq6c-real-america-dan-ball-w-attorney-lou-gelormino-unconstitutional-vaccine-req.html [11:57] to hear Get Real Dan report on the constitutionality of FAUXTUS’ tyrannical vaccine mandate, people who are suffering from it and their fight for freedom. This is a good report. What they’re doing to active duty military makes my BP soar.

WATCH https://rumble.com/vmimfw-september-14-2021.html [6:08] to hear OAN’s report about the legality of the mandates. “Never mind the law, never mind the constitution, we can do this until the courts stop us.” The lawyer says she thinks it’s going to go before SCOTUS within a month or two.

VAX DAMAGE: Some doctors have been predicting that the vaccinated would likely begin showing serious diseases. It looks like it has started.

CLICK https://twitter.com/ToTheLifeboats/status/1430589141344034816 [2:12] to hear a doctor report about a disturbing pattern of weakened immune systems in vaccinated individuals. “Since January 1, in the laboratory, I’m seeing a 20 times increase of endometrial cancers over what I see on an annual basis.

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