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Must Reads For The Week 4/16/22

April 18, 2022

Survivors of Communism Warn About America’s Future: ‘Americans Became Soviet’ Through Cowardice, at justthenews.com. “From the article: “Survivors of communism are concerned about America’s future as they see Marxism spreading”

“Tatiana Menaker, a refusenik who escaped from the Soviet Union after not being allowed to emigrate, said that when she attended San Francisco State University, she “found such brainwashing machine of Marxism, which I even didn’t have in Russia, in the Soviet Union. American professors are all in delirium of Marxism.”

“Menaker also recalled how she “was kicked five times from Facebook, seven times from Quora. Actually, censorship in America reminds me of my old Soviet Union.”

“I feel I am at home now, finally,” she also said, laughing.”

“Menaker later added: “Americans used to be nations of brave. Now it’s a nation of cowards. [I]t’s not tyrants who create slaves. It’s slaves who create tyrants. And Americans became slavish. We do whatever we’re told to do. They give everything we’re asked to give. It’s Soviet Union.”

What is sad is that many Americans who have lived here their whole lives don’t see this move toward Tyranny.

Secret Service Agents Knock Jen Psaki’s Response To Attacks By Biden’s Dog, at justthenews.com. If a press secretary would spin or lie about something as unimportant as the presidents dog biting a secret service agent. Do you think they would spin or lie about things that are more politically important?

Palm Springs Looks To Create A Universal Basic Income Pilot For Trans Residents. at NPR.com. I may be nit picking but, “Universal” mean everyone. Doesn’t it? This is an example of socialist central planning being accepted as a great idea, without any rational thinking.

AG Committee’s Cammack: ‘Out of Touch’ Dems Ignore Food Crisis, Fixate On ‘Tesla Charging Stations’. at justthenews.com. Democrats are marching down the green energy road to serfdom. Just another example of Socialist economic central planning. Great idea! Lets exchange the decisions of some “experts” for the decisions of 100’s of millions of consumers.

Political Propaganda? Look At The Time Line Of These Articles.

Biden Wants Congress To Slap Fees On Oil Companies Not Using Drilling Permits On Public Lands, at justthenews.com. This article was published on March 31 2022 at 12:46 PM. –Biden Announces Release Of Oil From Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Blames Putin, Oil Companies, at justthenews.com. This article was published On March 31, 2022 at 2:56 PM. –Oil Execs Defend Selves Over House Democrats Claims Of Profiteering, Gouging At The Gas Station, at justthenews.com. This article was published on April 6 2022. –Biden Administration Will Open More Public Land To Oil Drilling, at justthenews.com. This article was published on April 16, 2022.

Blaming the oil companies for not drilling on land that doesn’t have oil under it, is like giving me a permit to fish for Blue Marlin in the Ohio River.

Then the administration decides to release 1 million barrels of oil a day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ease rising gas prices. Which means they do understand the law of supply and demand. But, all of the energy policies put in place by this administration from day one, have caused less oil to be produced in the U.S. So, since they understand supply and demand, can we assert the administration wants the price of oil to go up? The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was set up for emergencies. Not for politicians to save themselves from the consequences of their policies. Tax payers are going to get stuck refilling the Reserve with oil that cost around $100 a barrel. Instead of filling the Reserve with lower priced oil like Trump wanted to (read here). Buy high sell low only works when tax payers are paying the bill.

Blaming Putin is spin. The price of oil was in the high 90’s before Putin stepped foot on Ukrainian soil.

And as sure as night follows day, oil executives will be dragged in front of congress every time the price of oil sky rockets. I’ve seen this happen over and over again. Once again this is political theater to find a scapegoat for the consequences of government intervention into the economy.

And now the Administration is going to open up more land for drilling.

Why would we believe anything a politician or bureaucrat says? History tells us not to trust individuals who have the ability to wield government power (aka politicians and bureaucrats).

Biden Infuriates Environmentalists, Oil Refiners By Allowing More Ethanol In Gas To Lower Prices, at zerohedge.com. Let’s try to sift through the BS.

The overriding point is, Politicians are not “public servants”. They are self interested actors playing on a political stage.

Biden needs lower gas prices to survive the upcoming election cycle. So he (the EPA) will do away with regulations which disallow high ethanol gasoline being sold during the summer months. Higher ethanol content lowers the price of these blends. But the reason high ethanol gasoline is disallowed during the summer months is because it causes smog. So Biden is willing to sacrifice his beloved environmental and climate change issues on the alter of his parties political future.

Senators Grassley and Ernst, Republicans from Iowa, praised this news. Why? Iowa is the leading corn producer in the U.S. and 33% of our corn crop is used to produce ethanol. So it helps Grassley and Ernst, politically, and everyone involved in the ethanol industry, financially, at the expense of millions of consumers and tax payers who are paying the cost of the ethanol scam.

But let me ask you, does it makes sense to use carbon based fuels to plant, cultivate and harvest corn (which is food), truck it to an ethanol plant, then turn it into fuel used to power cars. Put simply, we use diesel to produce food which is then turned into fuel. Now factor into the equation that a molecule of ethanol produces less energy than a molecule of gasoline or diesel. So even if you pay less for ethanol, you are getting less miles per gallon than what you would get if you used gasoline.

Why are we are going through this whole ethanol charade? We are wasting time, land, labor and resources to produce less energy. It would cost less if we paid everyone involved in the ethanol industry to do nothing. They would be like welfare recipients leaching off the tax payer. But it would be better because we would save all the time, land, labor and resources being wasted on ethanol production. And we would use higher energy gasoline and diesel in our vehicles, all being a net gain.

And what about the potential grain shortage because of the Ukrainian Russian war. We could use the resources to produce ………….. uh………food.

Huh…………

Soros-Funded Prosecutor In St. Louis Admits To Wrongdoing In Greitens Case, at justthenews.com. Here is an example of using the legal system for political purposes. Just like the Russian collusion hoax.

In Shadow Of Hunter Biden Probe, Democrats Grapple With Corruption Scandals Galore In Own Ranks, at justthenews.com. Corruption and abuses of power happen to both Republicans and Democrats. But you don’t hear about the corruption on the Democrat side as much because of the cover up by the main stream media. Here are some examples.

Secret Service Agents Bribed By Men With Iran, Pakistan Visas Pretending To Be DHS Agents, at saracarter.com. Should this be an important story? –Judge Declines To Jail Two Men Accused Of Impersonating Federal Agents, And Giving Gifts, at justthenews.com. I guess not!

Dozens Of Disney Employees Have Been Arrested For Child Sex Crimes, at thenationalpulse.com. Excerpt from the article: “Amidst Disney’s opposition to Florida’s falsely monikered “Don’t Say Gay” bill – which aims to protect children from exposure to harmful gender ideologies and activism – the company’s long history of employing individuals arrested for a variety of child sex crimes has come under scrutiny.”

Hard to believe that sexual predators and pedophiles would gravitate to a profession that caters to children (their potential victims).

In a totally unrelated article –NYT Writer Admits Schools Are Grooming Children Into LGBT Identities, at thefederalist.com. They are grooming children to be future victims of sexual predators and pedophiles.

The Left Is Freaking Out Over Elon Musk Because Twitter Rigs The Game For Democrats, at thefederalist.com. Tyrants don’t want any arguments against their ideology. They hate free speech because their world view can’t stand up to scrutiny.

Robert Reich Goes Full Orwellian: More Freedom Is Tyranny, at zerohedge.com. Excerpt from the article: “Reich explains that it is not about freedom by tyranny. More free speech means less freedom.”

It is the type of argument commonly used in China and other authoritarian nations–and an increasing number of American academics and writers. Indeed, his column is reminiscent of the professors who have called for the adoption of the Chinese model for censoring views on the Internet.”

Reich tells people not to be lured by freedom of speech: “Musk says he wants to ‘free’ the internet. But what he really aims to do is make it even less accountable than it is now.” What Reich refers to as “accountability” is being accountable to those like himself who can filter out views and writings that are deemed harmful for readers.”

They can’t lose control of the narrative because their ideology can only survive if it isn’t scrutinized.

(EXCLUSIVE) Experts: ‘Omicron Covid -19 Likely Came Fro A Lab, Too‘, at sharylattkisson.com. Excerpt from the article: “Now, some scientists examining the virus have concluded “vast” genetic mutations that likely occurred in a lab setting are what makes Omicron spread so quickly.

“Omicron was first detected in Botswana, South Africa, reported to have been brought by a foreign delegation from a country officials will not identify, making it more difficult for outside observers to track its origin.”

“To many scientists, the genetic differences that made Omicron so quickly transmissible caused it to immediately stand out as unlikely to be a result of a natural evolution…

Read this article. There is a lot here.

FDA Panel Mulls COVID Booster Issues Despite ‘Insufficient’ Data, at medpagetoday.com. Excerpt from the article: “Monto backed up his support for an 80% vaccine effectiveness threshold by saying that with the “development of antivirals and therapeutics, you can’t prevent everything with an evolving virus.”

“The need for revaccination will be dictated by the virus more than by us,” he noted.”

Marks said that VRBPAC would meet again in early summer to discuss “more specific detail” regarding the composition of future boosters to “stay ahead of future variants and outbreaks”

There is a lot to digest in this article. But this sounds like they are chasing all the COVID variants instead of getting out in front of the mutations. It seems like the “vaccines” and “boosters” are more like flu shots. And flu shots have varying degrees of effectiveness, if any at all. But antivirals and therapeutics work to fight the symptoms, so the individual can survive and create natural immunity.

Shouldn’t individuals be given the information and then be allowed to decide what coarse to take? Of course they should!

SATIRICAL HEADLINES.

Dems Explain They Don’t Want Billionaires controlling Our Media Unless They’re Bezos, Zuckerberrg, Gates, Bloomberg, Buffeett, or Soros, at babylonbee.com.

Leftists Warn That If They Can’t Ban Opposing Viewpoints They’d Have To Actually Defend Their Beliefs, at thebabylonbee.com.

State Of California Rejects 100% Of Biology Textbooks For Stating There Are Only Two Genders, at babylonbee.com.

Economists Starting To Think Shutting Thee Economy For Two Years May Have Had Some Negative Consequences, at babylonbee.com.

Liberal Worried That Next COIVD – 19 Wave Might Be Too Mild To Use To Push Agenda, at babylonbee.com.

After Being Denied Tattoo, Sixth Grader Decides To Have Gender Reassignment Surgery Instead, at babylonbee.com.

Confused Biden Wondering Why Corn Pop Is At The White House, babylonbee.com.