Saturday, September 18, 2021

Never trust the government

"Antibody Cocktail, Touted by Trump as ‘Cure’ for Covid-19, to be Launched in UK Next Week for Coronavirus Patients"


"A new antibody drug, Ronapreve, will become available for coronavirus patients across Britain next week, the UK government has said.

The drug was used to treat then-US President Donald Trump, who hailed it as a “cure” for Covid-19.

The drug, jointly developed by Roche and Regeneron, will be initially used among those with a weak antibody response to the virus, British health authorities said Friday.

“We have secured a brand new treatment for our most vulnerable patients in hospitals across the UK and I am thrilled it will be saving lives from as early as next week,” Health Secretary Sajid Javid said in a statement announcing the Ronapreve launch.

    It will be used to treat patients without antibodies to SARS CoV-2 who are either aged 50 and over, or are aged 12 to 49 and are considered to be immunocompromised.

Eligibility for the treatment will be determined via antibody testing, with those showing a lack of “adequate existing antibody response” approved to receive the drug, Javid added.

Ronapreve was greenlit for use in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) back in August.

Hailing the upcoming rollout, one of the companies behind the drug expressed hope for the continuation of its partnership with British health authorities.

“This is just another step in our journey to overcome Covid-19, and we will continue to collaborate with partners to identify and investigate multiple options that may help different groups of patients,” Covid-19 Lead at Roche, Paul McManus, said in a statement.

    Together with Regeneron, we’re grateful for the collaboration of the vaccine taskforce and NHS England in helping to bring this important antibody cocktail to treat and prevent acute Covid-19 across the UK.

The drug is a monoclonal antibody combination treatment.

Ronapreve is administered through injections or infusions, binding with the coronavirus and stopping the disease from reaching cells in the respiratory system – effectively, it is said to act similarly to a natural immune response.

The drug garnered worldwide attention when former US President Donald Trump caught Covid-19 during his time in office and was offered the experimental treatment.

According to Trump, the drug demonstrated high efficacy, with the then-president hailing it as an ultimate “cure” for coronavirus.

The FDA actually did something good as they denied approval for Pfizer’s booster shot."

"Are Conspiracy Theorists Right About the COVID Vaccine"

This was an interesting article, until the surprising conclusion, which was not well supported by the rest of the article. The scary conclusion, which I have deleted from the text below, was:
   "The vaccine isn’t supposed to work, it’s supposed to make things worse. And it has! It’s increased the susceptibility of millions of people to severe illness and death. That’s what it’s done. It’s a stealth weapon in an entirely new kind of war; a war aimed at restructuring the global order and establishing absolute social control."
Ye Editor


"Did the regulators at the FDA know that all previous coronavirus vaccines had failed in animal trials and that the vaccinated animals became either severely ill or died?

Yes, they did.

Did they know that previous coronavirus vaccines had a tendency to “enhance the infection” and “make the disease worse”?


Did Dr Anthony Fauci know that coronavirus vaccines had repeatedly failed and increased the severity of the infection?

Yes, he did. ...

Did the drug companies conduct any animal trials prior to the FDA’s approval that would have convinced a reasonable person that the vaccines were safe to use on humans?

No, they didn’t.

Did they complete long-term clinical trials to establish whether the vaccines were safe?

No, there were no long-term clinical trials.

Did they conduct any biodistribution studies that showed where the substance in the injection goes in the body?

They did, but the data was not made available to the public.

Do the contents of the vaccine largely collect in various organs and in the lining of the vascular system?

Yes, they do.

Do large amounts of the substance accumulate in the ovaries?


Will this effect female fertility and a woman’s ability to safely bring a baby to term?

The drug companies are currently researching this. The results are unknown.

Does the vaccine enter the bloodstream and collect in the lining of the blood vessels forcing the cells to produce the spike protein?


Is the spike protein a “biologically active” pathogen?

It is.

Does the spike protein cause blood clots and leaky blood vessels in a large percentage of the people that are vaccinated?

It does, although the blood clots are mostly microscopic and appear in the capillaries. Only a small percentage of vaccinees get strokes or suffer cardiac arrest.

Should people be made aware of these possible bad outcomes before they agree to get vaccinated? (“Informed consent”)


Did the FDA know that Pfizer had “identified vaccine-associated enhanced disease, including vaccine-associated enhanced respiratory disease, as an important potential risk”?

Yes, they did, but they did not demand that Pfizer fix the problem. Here’s more:

    “The FDA noted that Pfizer, “identified vaccine-associated enhanced disease, including vaccine-associated enhanced respiratory disease, as an important potential risk”.

The EMA similarly acknowledged that “vaccine associated enhanced respiratory disease” was “an important potential risk… that may be specific to vaccination for COVID- 19”.

    Why neither regulator sought to exclude such dangers prior to emergency use authorization is an open question that all doctors and patients are entitled to ask.

Why medical regulators failed to investigate the finding that large vaccine particles cross blood vessel walls, entering the bloodstream and posing risks of blood clotting and leaky vessels is yet another open question again.” (“Open Letter to the EMA and European Parliament”, Doctors for Covid Ethics)

Did the drug companies vaccinate the people in the placebo group after the clinical trials in order to conceal the difference in the long-term health outcomes between the two groups?

That is the conclusion a rational person would make.

So, they nuked the trials?


Did the FDA largely shrug-off its regulatory duties and abandon its normal standards and protocols because

a– It wanted to rush the Covid vaccines into service as rapidly as possible?

b– It knew the Covid-19 vaccine would never meet long-term safety standards?

We don’t know yet, but the adverse events report strongly suggests that the Covid-19 vaccine is hands-down the most dangerous vaccine in history.

Is the FDA rushing the “boosters” without proper testing?

Yes, it is. Here’s a clip from author Alex Berenson’s latest at Substack:
      “Pfizer basically hasn’t bothered to test the booster AT ALL in the people actually at risk – it conducted a single “Phase 1” trial that covered 12 people over 65.

The main Phase 2/3 booster trial (beware efforts to cover multiple “phases” of drug research at once, you want it bad you get it bad) included no one over 55.

    No one.

    As in NONE.” ...

Have the boosters been modified or improved to meet the changes in Delta variant?


Is there any additional risk in taking a booster-shot after already taking two experimental gene-based vaccines in less than a year?

Considerable risk.

Here’s more from the Doctors for Covid Ethics:

    “Given that booster shots repeatedly boost the immune response to the spike protein, they will progressively boost self-to-self immune attack, including boosting complement-mediated damage to vessel walls.

    Clinically speaking, the greater the vessel leakage and clotting that subsequently occurs, the more likely that organs supplied by the affected blood flow will sustain damage.

From stroke to heart attack to brain vein thrombosis, the symptoms can range from death to headaches, nausea and vomiting, all of which heavily populate adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines.

    As well as damage from leakage and clotting alone, it is additionally possible that the vaccine itself may leak into surrounding organs and tissues.

Should this take place, the cells of those organs will themselves begin to produce spike protein, and will come under attack in the same way as the vessel walls.

Damage to major organs such as the lungs, ovaries, placenta and heart can be expected ensue, with increasing severity and frequency as booster shots are rolled out.” (“Open Letter to the EMA and European Parliament“, Doctors for Covid Ethics)

So, it’s the double-whammy.

On the one hand, the booster will perform largely like the original vaccine, penetrating cells and forcing them to produce spike protein which, in turn, generates blood clots and leaky blood vessels.

And, on the other, the newly-produced S proteins trigger a damaging immune response in which the complement system attacks and destroys the cells that line the inside of the blood vessels.

Every additional booster will intensify this process weakening the vascular system and increasing the clotting.

If the Doctors are correct in their analysis, then we could see a sharp uptick in all-cause mortality in the heavily-vaccinated countries in less than a year.

Cardiac arrests are already rising.

Here’s another question that’s worth mulling over:
   Was there any reason for the regulators at the FDA to think that these problems would not arise following the launching of the vaccine campaign?

No. They should have known there would be problems as soon as they saw that the vaccine did not stay in the shoulder as it was supposed to.

The vaccine wasn’t supposed to enter the bloodstream and spread across the body leaving billions of spike proteins in its wake.

(The spike protein is a cytotoxin, a cell killer.

 It is not an appropriate antigen for stimulating an immune response.

It is a potentially-lethal pathogen that poses a threat to one’s health even if it is separated from the virus.)

Nor was the vaccine supposed to trigger Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE) which is the condition we hinted at above when referring to “vaccine-associated enhanced disease”.

Here’s a brief explanation:
    “ADE has proven to be a serious challenge with coronavirus vaccines, and this is the primary reason many have failed in early in-vitro or animal trials.

For example, rhesus macaques who were vaccinated with the Spike protein of the SARS-CoV virus demonstrated severe acute lung injury when challenged with SARS-CoV, while monkeys who were not vaccinated did not.

Similarly, mice who were immunized with one of four different SARS-CoV vaccines showed histopathological changes in the lungs with eosinophil infiltration after being challenged with SARS-CoV virus.

This did not occur in the controls that had not been vaccinated.

A similar problem occurred in the development of a vaccine for FIPV, which is a feline coronavirus.” (“Is the Coronavirus Vaccine a Ticking-Time Bomb?”, Science with Dr. Doug)

Is this what we are seeing right now?

In all the countries that launched mass-vaccination campaigns early (Israel, Iceland, Scotland, Gibraltar and UK) cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising faster in the vaccinated portion of the population than the unvaccinated.


Are they really experiencing a fourth or fifth wave or have the vaccines generated “inactivity-enhancing” antibodies that make the disease worse?

(A) video helps to clarify what’s going on:
  “Vaccines are made to a specific variant.

And when that variant mutates, the vaccine no longer recognizes it.

It’s like you are seeing a completely new virus.

And, because that is so, you actually get more severe symptoms when you are vaccinated against one variant and it mutates and then your body sees the other variant.

The science shows, that if you get vaccinated in multiple years (for the flu), you are more likely to get severe disease, you are more likely to get viral replication, and you are more likely to be hospitalized….

We are seeing the same thing in Covid with the Delta variant.

So we are actually mandating that people get a vaccine when they can actually get more sick when they are exposed to the virus...

In fact, this week, a paper came out that showed that–with the Delta variant– when you are vaccinated your body is supposed to make antibodies that neutralize the virus, but they were supposed to neutralize the old variant.

When they see this new variant, the antibodies take the virus and help it infect the cells" ...

Repeat: “If you get vaccinated in multiple years, you are more likely to get severe disease, you are more likely to get viral replication, and you are more likely to be hospitalized….

With the Delta variant– when you are vaccinated ….

the antibodies take the virus and help it infect the cells.”

This is ADE, and this is probably why hospitalizations and deaths are rising among the vaccinated in Israel, UK and the rest.

True, the Delta variant is less lethal than the Wuhan virus but, unfortunately, that rule does not apply to those who have been vaccinated and whose antibodies promote the uptake of the virus into their cells.

This increases the viral replication function that increases the severity of the disease.

In short, people are getting sicker because they were vaccinated. Here’s another short video that helps to explain:

    “…The vaccine-induced antibodies will stand up against the virus. and once a virus is under pressure; it changes, it becomes a variant, and the variant cannot be stopped by vaccine-induced antibodies.

Vaccine-induced antibodies also shut down your innate immune system… so variants can come straight through and infect those that are vaccinated.

That is viral immune escape, and that means that the vaccinated are defenseless against variants.

This is no longer a pandemic of Covid-19. It is a pandemic of variants…

    And there is something called recombination, and recombination means a vaccinated host can be infected by more than one variant at a time.

…If a vaccinated host is co-infected by more than one variant, the variants will mix DNA, and change and camouflage and produce a super variant.

And if a super variants are produced, nothing can stop them.

And already they are saying that the latest variant to come out is vaccine resistant.

And this is just the beginning. Dr Geert Vanden Bosche warns that if we do not immediately stop mass vaccination campaigns around the world, the world will experience an international catastrophe of mass mortality.

I didn’t say that, he did.

The vaccinated are a threat to us all.”
 (“Viral Immune Escape Explained”, Dr. Michael McDowell, Rumble)

It’s not the variant that intensifies the disease, it’s the fact that the vaccine targets one narrow endpoint, the spike protein, that gradually adapts to survive.

As the virus progressively learns to avoid the vaccine, vaccine-induced immunity wanes.

Natural immunity produces broad, robust immunity to the whole virus not merely one part of it.

It is strong and enduring.

So how will the vaccinated fight new forms of the virus, after all, the vaccine is not a medicine that overpowers a particular pathogen.

It is a subtle (genetic) reprogramming of the immune system that forces one’s cells to produce a particular version of the spike protein.

Boosters that stimulate production of the same protein will have only modest impact.

In short, boosters are still fighting the last war.

Also, as we mentioned above, coronavirus vaccines tend to create antibodies that “enhance infectivity” when they encounter adapted forms of the virus.

That means that millions of inoculated people will now face forms of the virus for which they have almost no protection and for which their compromised immune systems can only provide limited help.

Here’s more from the article above:
     “Right now, the fatality rate of the virus is estimated to be approximately 0.26%, and this number seems to be dropping as the virus is naturally attenuating itself through the population.

It would be a great shame to vaccinate the entire population against a virus with this low of a fatality rate, especially considering the considerable risk presented by ADE.

I believe t his risk of developing ADE in a vaccinated individual will be much greater than 0.26%, and, therefore, the vaccine stands to make the problem worse, not better.

It would be the biggest blunder of the century to see the fatality rate of this virus increase in the years to come because of our sloppy, haphazard, rushed efforts to develop a vaccine with such a low threshold of safety testing and the prospect of ADE lurking in the shadows.”  ...   (The note at beginning of this post explains the conclusion, that I deleted.  Ye Editor)

COVID: "Top FDA Scientists Write Letter to Lancet Warning Against Fauci’s Booster Shots"

The last part of the article was moved to the beginning, 
to make the story easier to follow.  Nothing was deleted.
Ye Editor

COVID: "Top FDA Scientists Write Letter to Lancet Warning Against Fauci’s Booster Shots"

"The bombshell is called “Considerations in boosting COVID-19 vaccine immune responses.”

It appears in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet.

The two top officials are among the authors.

The article recommends against the Covid booster shot that the Biden administration, following Fauci’s advice, is suggesting as the key to making the vaccines work better and finally fulfill their promise.

Fauci and company are pushing boosters because they know what is coming.

Essentially we are going the way of Israel: most everyone is vaccinated but the virus itself is not being controlled.

More and more among those hospitalized and dying are vaccinated.

This same trend is coming to the US.

The boosters are a means by which government can save face, or so many believe.

The trouble now is that the top scientists at the FDA disagree.

Further, they think that the push for boosters is courting problems.

They think the current regime of one or two shots is working as well as one can expect.

Nothing is gained on net from a booster, they say.

There just isn’t enough evidence to take the risk of another booster, and another and another.

The authors knew this article was appearing.

They knew that signing it under the FDA affiliation would lead to a push for their resignations.

Life would get very difficult for both of them.

They got ahead of the messaging and resigned before it came out.

Very smart.

The signed article goes even further to warn of possible downsides.

They point out that boosters might seem necessary because “variants expressing new antigens have evolved to the point at which immune responses to the original vaccine antigens no longer protect adequately against currently circulating viruses.”

At the same time, there are possible side effects that could discredit all vaccines for a generation or more.

“There could be risks,” they write, “if boosters are widely introduced too soon, or too frequently, especially with vaccines that can have immune-mediated side-effects

(such as myocarditis, which is more common after the second dose of some mRNA vaccines,

or Guillain-Barre syndrome, which has been associated with adenovirus-vectored COVID-19 vaccines.”)

Bringing up such side effects is essentially a taboo topic.

That this was written by two top FDA officials is nothing short of remarkable, especially because it comes at a time when the Biden administration is going all in on vaccine mandates.

Meanwhile, studies are showing that for teenage boys, the vaccine poses a greater risk to them than Covid itself.

“For boys 16-17 without medical comorbidities, the rate of CAE is currently 2.1 to 3.5 times higher than their 120-day COVID-19 hospitalization risk, and 1.5 to 2.5 times higher at times of high weekly COVID-19 hospitalization.”

From the beginning of these lockdowns – along with all the masks, restrictions, bogus health advice from plexiglass to sanitizer to universal vaccine mandates and so on – it was clear that there would someday be hell to pay.

They wrecked rights and liberties, crashed economies, traumatized a whole generation of children and other students, ran roughshod over religious freedom, and for what?

There is zero evidence that any of this has made any difference.

We are surrounded by the carnage they created.

The appearance of The Lancet article by two top FDA vaccine scientists is truly devastating and revealing because it undermines the last plausible tool to save the whole machinery of government disease management

that has been deployed at such enormous social, cultural, and economic cost for 19 months.

Not in our lifetimes has a policy failed so badly.

The intellectual and political implications here are monumental. It means that the real Covid crisis – the task of assigning responsibility for all the collateral damage – has just begun.

In 2006, during the early years of the birth of lockdown ideology, the great epidemiologist Donald Henderson warned that if any of these restrictive measures were deployed for a pandemic,

the result would be a “loss of trust in government” and “a manageable epidemic could move toward catastrophe.”

Catastrophe is exactly what has happened.

The current regime wants to point the finger toward the noncompliant.

That is no longer believable.

They cannot delay the inevitable for much longer: responsibility for this catastrophe belongs to those who embarked on this political experiment in the first place.

The two studies that Fauci cited to green light Remdesivir prove that he’s trying to kill Americans"

(Note: The original article started here. Ye Editor)
"How significant is it that the two top FDA officials responsible for vaccine research resigned last week and this week signed a letter in The Lancet that strongly warns against vaccine boosters?

This is a remarkable sign that the project of government-managed virus mitigation is in the final stages before falling apart.

The booster has already been promoted by top lockdown advocates Neil Ferguson of Imperial College and Anthony Fauci of NIH, even in the face of rising public incredulity toward their “expert” advice.

For these two FDA officials to go on record with grave doubts – and their perspective is certainly backed by the unimpressive booster experience in Israel – introduces a major break in the narrative that the experts in charge deserve our trust and deference.

What’s at stake here?

It’s about more than the boosters. 

It’s about the whole experience of taking away the control of health management from individuals and medical professionals and handing it over to modelers and government officials with coercive power.

From the first week of March 2020, the US embarked on a wild experiment in virus mitigation, deploying a series of measures with a sweep and scope that had never previously been attempted, not in modern times and not even in ancient times.

The litany of controls and tactics is long.

Many of these measures survive in most parts of the US.

The retail landscape is still filled with plexiglass.

We are still invited to sanitize ourselves when going indoors.

People still mask up in proximity to others.

The “Karens” of the world are still actively shaming and denouncing anyone suspected of non-compliance.

The vaccine push has been particularly divisive, with President Biden actively encouraging “anger” at those who don’t get the jab, even as he refuses to acknowledge the existence of infection-induced immunities.

In several cities, people who refuse vaccines are being denied active participation in civic life, and a populist movement is rising up that scapegoats the refuseniks as the only reason that the virus continues to be a problem.

All these measures were deployed in waves of controls.

It all began with event cancellations and school closures.

It continued with travel bans, most of which are still in place.

Sanitization and plexiglass were next.

Masks were rolled out and then mandated.

The principle of forced human separation governed social interactions.

Capacity limits indoors were a common feature.

The US example inspired many governments around the world to adopt these NPIs (non-pharmaceutical interventions) and take away the liberties of the people.

At each stage of control, there were new claims that we’ve finally found the answer, the key technique that would finally slow and stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

Nothing worked, as the virus seemed to follow its own course regardless of all these measures.

Indeed there was no observable difference anywhere in the world based on whether and to what extent any of these measures were deployed.

Finally came the pharmaceutical interventions, voluntary at first but gradually mandatory, just as with each previous protocol began as a recommendation until it was mandated.

At no point in these 19 months have we seen a clear admission of failure on the part of government officials.

Indeed, it’s mostly been the opposite, as the agencies double down, claiming effectiveness while citing no data or studies,

while social media companies backed it all by taking down contrarian posts

and brazenly deleting accounts of people who dare cite dissenting science.

The vaccine was the biggest gamble of all simply because the program was so expensive, so personal, and so wildly oversold.

Even those of us who opposed every other mandate had hopes that the vaccines would finally end the public panic and provide governments a way to back out of all the other strategies that had failed.

That did not happen.

Most people believed that the vaccine would work like many others before them to block infection and spread.

In this, people were merely believing what the head of the CDC said.

“Our data from the C.D.C. today suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don’t get sick,” Rochelle Walinsky told Rachel Maddow.

“And that it’s not just in the clinical trials, it’s also in real-world data.”

“You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,”President Biden said, reflecting what was the common view in the summer of 2021.

That of course turned out not to be the case.

The vaccines appear to have been helpful in mitigating against some severe outcomes but it did not achieve victory over the virus.

Israel’s surge in infections in August was among the fully vaccinated.

The same happened in the UK and Scotland, and that precise result began to hit the US in September.

Indeed, we all have vaccinated friends who caught the virus and were sick for days.

Meanwhile, team natural immunity has received a huge boost from a large study in Israel that demonstrated that recovered Covid cases gain far more protection than is conferred by the vaccine.

The fallback position then became the booster.

Surely this is the answer!

Israel was first to mandate them.

Here again, the problems began to show, as yet another magic bullet of disease mitigation failed.

Then the inevitable headline came: Israel preparing for possible fourth COVID vaccine dose.

So think about this because there is a sense in which the vaccines rank among the biggest failures:

in a matter of a few short months, we’ve gone from the claim that they fully protect to they are pretty okay provided you get regularly scheduled boosters forever.

Now to the striking resignation of two top officials at the FDA who were in charge of vaccine safety and administration.

It was the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Vaccines Research, Marion Gruber and Phillip Kause.

They gave no reason for their departure, which is scheduled for October and November.

The case is fascinating because
1) people rarely resign cushy government jobs unless a higher-paying, higher-prestige job in the private sector awaits, or

2) they are being pushed out.

It’s rare for anyone in a position like to to resign over a principled matter of science.

When I first read that they were going, I figured something else was up.

These days, extremely weird things are going on within the Biden administration.

Even though his approval ratings are sinking, the president has to pretend that he has all the answers,

that the science behind his mandates and virus war is universally settled,

that anyone who disagrees with him is really just a political enemy.

He has gone so far as to denounce, demonize, and legally threaten red-state governors who disagree with him.

This is a deep problem for actual scientists working within the bureaucracy because they know for sure that all of this is a pretense and that the government cannot win this war on the virus.

They simply cannot preside over more false promises, especially when the whole of their professional training is about assessing the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.

So what can they do?

In this case, it appears they had to get away before they dropped a bombshell.  

(Note: remainder of article was moved to the beginning.  Ye Editor)

"Nicki Minaj Just Learned Democrats Want Her Vote, Not Her Opinion"


"Who knew that rapper Nicki Minaj would emerge as a champion for free speech and an outspoken critic of censorship?

Even stranger -- Minaj found herself retweeting Tucker Carlson while Carlson championed her on his nightly show.

Strange times indeed -- but alas “adversity makes strange bedfellows.”

Minaj just learned rule number one of the modern illiberal party -- there is zero room for liberty of thought.

Her critical error was having the audacity to question the vaccine narrative and encouraging people to make their own decisions.

It started with admittedly one of the funnier tweets or claims from Minaj:
     “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen... His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied”

MSNBC’s Joy Reid pounced and shamed Minaj.
     “People like Nicki Minaj I have to say this -- you have a platform sister that is 22 million followers… for you to use your platform to encourage OUR community to not protect themselves and save their lives. My god sister you can do better than that... For you to use your platform to put people in a position of dying from a disease they don’t have to die from…. Oh my god. As a fan….  I am so sad you did that sister.” 

I do not know about the validity of the story Minaj told about her “cousin in Trinidad.” 

I do know encouraging people to make decisions they are comfortable with, rather than peer pressured into, is sound advice.

While Reid implied that Minaj is putting people in the position to die for making a decision for themselves -- she ought to google or refresh her knowledge of the Tuskegee Experiment, in which black prisoners were infected with syphilis for 40 years prior to feigning her astonishment at the hesitancy.

Twitter trended a special article to dispel the idea that the vaccines could impact an individual’s fertility.

Rather than back down or cower, Minaj persisted and called out Reid pointing to a Reid tweet where she herself expressed hesitancy about the vaccine and the government saying “will anyone… anyone at all… ever fully trust the CDC?”

Tucker Carlson noticed the Minaj controversy and it was one of the top stories on his nightly show.

    “Who knew -- who could have guessed that rapper Nicki Minaj would turn out to be one of the bravest people in the United States -- she merely said as an adult and as an American she should decide whether to take the vaccine -- pray about it she said.

Don’t be bullied.

Things blew up from there.

No praying about it. 

You must submit to being bullied.

Those are the new rules.

Nicki Minaj wasn’t aware of that and she’s resisted and she’s still resisting.”

Things got worse when Minaj retweeted a Tucker Carlson clip with a bullseye as if to say Carlson nailed it where Carlson defended her by saying:

    “It’s the last part of the tweet that enrages them. 

The part that says pray on it. 

Make the decision for yourself. 

Like a free human being and “don’t be bullied...

So our media and public health officials didn’t like this because they make their living bullying people.

So they couldn’t let it stand.”

As if speaking her own mind was not enough -- retweeting Carlson further enraged the left.

Left-wing commentator Hasan Piker tried to dissuade Minaj’s tweeting by saying Carlson is a white nationalist -- a phrase that is supposed to be an insult.

“Right. I can’t speak to, agree with, even look at someone from a particular political party.

People aren’t human anymore,” Minaj said.

“If you’re black & a Democrat tells u to shove marbles up ur ass, you simply have to.

If another party tells u to look out for that bus, stand there & get hit.”

Minaj learned the lesson other black celebrities and politicians have in recent months -- the media and Democrats will disparage you or even question your “blackness” if you step out of line or think for yourself.

Black Republican Larry Elder was labeled the “black face of white supremacy” -- in just an absurdly racist article by the L.A. Times for daring to be black and conservative while campaigning to recall Gavin Newsom.

We saw similar racist tactics months prior during the presidential election.

White talk show host Chelsea Handler tried to real in her ex-beau 50 Cent by saying “I had to remind him that he was a black person, so he can't vote for Donald Trump."

Then presidential candidate Joe Biden echoed Handler in an interview with Charlamagne tha God in May.

"Well, I tell you what, If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."

Time and time again, Democrats prove they want the black vote -- indeed they feel entitled to it.

They just do not want black people thinking for themselves.

If you do that -- you are no longer of any use to them.

Minaj is right.

Democrats would rather black America stand in front of the bus and get hit with decades of failed policy than start thinking for themselves."

"France Recalls Ambassador to United States #BidenEffect"


"The government of French President Macron announced Friday afternoon it is recalling their ambassadors to the United States and Australia

for consultations in the wake of a defense agreement with the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom that shut out France

and cancelled a multi-billion dollar submarine deal between France and Australia.

This is the first time France has recalled its U.S. ambassador in the well over 200 years of close relations dating to France’s support for the American Revolution.

French Ambassador to the U.S. Philippe Etienne speaks at a 9/11 memorial in New York City, September 11, 2021, official photo.

Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (17 September 2021)

    At the request of the President of the Republic, I am recalling to Paris without delay our ambassadors to the United States and to Australia for consultations.

    This exceptional decision is justified by the exceptional gravity of the announcements made on 15th September by Australia and the United States.

    The cancellation of the Attack class submarine program binding Australia and France since 2016,

and the announcement of a new partnership with the United States meant to launch studies on a possible future cooperation on nuclear-powered submarines,

constitute unacceptable behavior between allies and partners, whose consequences directly affect the vision we have of our alliances, of our partnerships and of the importance of the Indo-Pacific for Europe.

Two days ago, France’s Ambassador to the U.S. Philippe Etienne wryly observed the U.S.-Australia betrayal of France took place on a key anniversary in U.S.-French relations ...

    Interestingly, exactly 240 years ago the French Navy defeated the British Navy in Chesapeake Bay, paving the way for the victory at Yorktown and the independence of the United States.
    — Philippe Etienne
September 16, 2021

The Macron government’s statement from Wednesday evening Washington time.:

    Joint communiqué issued by Jean-Yves Le Drian and Florence Parly (16 September 2021)

    France notes the decision just announced by the Australian Government of the halting of the ocean-class Future Submarine Programme [FSP] and the launch of cooperation with the United States regarding nuclear-powered submarines.

    This decision is contrary to the letter and spirit of the cooperation which prevailed between France and Australia, based not only on a relationship of political trust but also the development of a very high-level defence industrial and technological base in Australia.

    The American decision, which leads to the exclusion of a European ally and partner like France from a crucial partnership with Australia at a time when we are facing unprecedented challenges in the Indo-Pacific region,

be it over our values or respect for a multilateralism based on the rule of law, signals a lack of consistency which France can only notice and regret.

    With the Joint Communication on Europe’s strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region being published today, France confirms its desire for very ambitious action in that region aimed at maintaining “freedom of sovereignty” for all.

As the only European nation present in the Indo-Pacific, with nearly two million of its nationals and more than 7,000 military personnel, France is a reliable partner which will continue to honour its commitments there, as it has always done.

    The regrettable decision just announced on the FSP only heightens the need to raise loud and clear the issue of European strategic autonomy.

There is no other credible path for defending our interests and values around the world, including in the Indo-Pacific region.

The French Embassy in Washington abruptly canceled a gala Wednesday night in response to the U.S.-Australia announcement.

The gala was to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Capes.

Ambassador Etienne had recently been in New York City to commemorate the 9/11 attacks.

France’s recall of their U.S. ambassador comes after Joe Biden left the White House early Friday afternoon for a long weekend at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware vacation home."

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