April 14, 2020
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BTW we are going to report have reported spammers to the DOJ, especially those trying to illegally sell narcotics. We are working with the authorities to stamp out this behavior.
Tim, Dana, Jack and the Aviary team.
November 27, 2020
After the dramatic worldwide lockdown of 2020 There is absolutely no scientific evidence that human activities play any significant role in the levels of carbon dioxide which supposedly have caused the earth to warm in recent times (a claim made without actual observational evidence, only "seen” in man made computer models). Indeed all the observational evidence points to entirely natural warming.
WMO: Impact of Covid 19 Confinements (on co2) Cannot be Distinguished from Natural Variability
A Chinese style "social credit system" is now coming to Russia.
Report: Moscow Plans Social Credit System
From the Breitbart article:
Social credit systems monitor residents in various ways and feed huge amounts of data about them into algorithms that evaluate the quality of their citizenship, including their loyalty to the ruling regime. Those flagged as "poor citizens” can find themselves automatically stripped of benefits, barred from employment, or prevented from traveling, usually with little chance of appealing the system’s judgments.
The Moscow Times summarized Open Media’s report, which was based on public documents filed by Moscow municipal agencies:
Moscow City Hall has since 2017 been collecting the gender, age, income level, and relationship to other people signed up to its mos.ru website as part of the internet activity monitoring system called IS STATS.
Open Media reported that Moscow City Hall placed a 280 million ruble ($3.7 million) tender last week to expand the system’s capabilities.
The digital profiles will now include information about Muscovites’ violations, fines, debts, and participation in various events, according to the cited documentation. The data will be compared with information from public Wi-Fi networks and mobile phone operators.
Moscow City Hall will be able to divide the data into groups that include "signs of loyalty,” according to Open Media.
The IT department at Moscow City Hall insisted it would keep the data the system amassed and analyzed anonymous and studied more for trends than punishing or rewarding individuals, which would be a major difference from China’s system. Skeptics doubted those promises of anonymity, with Internet rights activist Stanislav Shakirov bluntly stating that he expects the Moscow social credit system will be "personalized down to every citizen” and its data will probably end up on the black market.If Biden and Harris take office, how long will it be before this comes to America?
Even more fraud.
From the Epoch Times
One of Braynard’s biggest findings involved voters who had submitted a National Change of Address form to the post office, indicating they had moved out of state, yet appeared to have voted in 2020 in the state they moved from.
In Georgia, the team found 138,221 such people, which represents a much larger number than the state’s current vote differential (12,670) in the presidential race.
In Michigan, there were 51,302 such people; Wisconsin had 26,673, Nevada had 27,271, Arizona had 19,997, and Pennsylvania had 13,671.
Braynard said the numbers are high enough that they could "easily” overturn current election projections.It's clear that the Democrats pulled out all the stops. If the GOP has the courage to back the President this thing should blow wide open. Sadly, I fear they will prefer to cover it up and go back to business as usual.
Again in Georgia, Braynard found a further 1,000 people who registered to vote by using a post office box number, but attempted to disguise the box number as an apartment or suite number.
When registering to vote, by law, individuals must use their actual residential address as their residence. A P.O. box number can only be used as a mailing address. Homeless people can list a shelter, a soup kitchen, or even a parking lot as their residence.
"So rather than saying, ‘P.O. Box 123,’ the address is listed as ‘Apartment 123,'” Braynard said, "and that’s a major red flag.” In Pennsylvania, the group found 1,400 such voters.
He said almost all of those people voted early or absentee, rather than in person—at a rate far higher than the overall average.But no, there's no evidence of vote fraud. Or so says the Department of Homeland Security.
In Arizona, 44 percent of the people reached by phone said they hadn’t requested a mail-in ballot, despite the state receiving a completed ballot in their name.
In Michigan, that number was 24 percent; in Pennsylvania, 32 percent; and in Wisconsin and Georgia, 18 percent.
"Those are pretty startling numbers, because the question is, how? How did that ballot get requested? Who did that? Is it possible that people we talked to maybe lied to us or maybe did it and forgot about it? Was there a clerical error that could be this substantial?” said Braynard.
"Once they stripped those ballots out of those absentee envelopes, it becomes very difficult to come up with a real remedy.”This was the worst case of vote fraud in history.
Matt Drudge is no longer involved in his site... it is run by a group of Big Tech leftists in California.
Who Really Runs the Drudge Report?
It’s no longer a matter of speculation or the stuff of conspiracies. This coming horror is where world ‘leaders’ intend to take the masses:
pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to
accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to reimagine economic systems that
actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality,
and climate change.”—Canada
Wonder what a Biden Administration will give us? Here it is.
What Christians Can Expect from Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
It's bad folks. Very bad.
Despite global warming, the October mean temperatures of Britain have been dropping since 1995.
Strange how cool it is with global warming around.
Why is the media so incurious about all this (yes, it's a rhetorical question.)
5 More Ways Joe Biden Magically Outperformed Election Norms
From the Federalist article:
While Biden underperformed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 totals in every urban county in the United States, he outperformed her in the metropolitan areas of Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Even more surprising, the former VP put up a record haul of votes, despite Democrats’ general failures in local House and state legislative seats across the nation.
He accomplished all this after receiving a record low share of the primary vote compared to his Republican opponent heading into the general election. Clearly, these are tremendous and unexpected achievements that would normally receive sophisticated analysis from the journalist class but have somehow gone mostly unmentioned during the celebrations at news studios in New York City and Washington, D.C.
The massive national political realignment now taking place may be one source of these surprising upsets. Yet still, to have pulled so many rabbits out of his hat like this, nobody can deny that Biden is a first-rate campaigner and politician, the likes of which America has never before seen. Let’s break down just how unique his political voodoo has been in 2020.
CS Lewis observed that the ruling power in the brave new world would neither be God nor kings who were supposedly divinely appointed. Neither would it simply be power hungry politicians. Instead Lewis thought the power behind the throne would be modern science.
Lewis said, "I dread the government in the name of science. That is how tyrannies come in. In every age the men who want us under their thumb, if they have any sense will put forward the particular pretension which the hopes and fears of that age render most potent. They ‘cash in’. It has been magic, it has been Christianity. Now it will certainly be science.”
Lewis was not denigrating science as such. He was warning of a society in which science provided the ruling belief system behind the power. Why was science a frightening dark Lord? Because those who have science as their underlying ideology are also utilitarian in their views. That is to say, they will choose the scientific, efficient, cost-effective and surgical or chemical solution to problems.
In his novel That Hideous Strength Lewis told the story of an England in the grip of a cabal of scientific, atheistic globalists, planning to dominate humanity. Their planned utopia turns out to be not a dream, however, but a nightmare. Lewis knew that a society driven only by scientific advancement would be a nightmare because individuals would become pawns in the power games. They would be used, abused and disposed of without a second thought.
Without belief in the human soul there is no reason to recognize innate value in each human being. Those who have science as their one Lord and Master will invariably take pragmatic decisions; thus abortion, euthanasia and abuse of the elderly, the disabled and the poor and even genocide will all be rationalized. All it requires is that the "final solution” be quick, easy and painless.
November 26, 2020
SCOTUS has blocked New York Governor Andrew "Covid Death Camps" Cuomo's shutdown of religious gatherings.
From the article:
"The emergency application was filed against the Executive Order issued by Cuomo that said that in "red zones," where COVID-19 cases are prevalent, "no more than 10 persons may attend each religious service." There was a sliding scale of attendance based on the colour of the zone in which a house of worship was located, with 25 persons permitted to worship together in "orange zones."
The two applications were filed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and by Agudath Israel of America, respectively.
The ruling read: "Citing a variety of remarks made by the Governor, Agudath Israel argues that the Governor specifically targeted the Orthodox Jewish community and gerrymandered the boundaries of red and orange zones to ensure that heavily Orthodox areas were included.
"Both the Diocese and Agudath Israel maintain that the regulations treat houses of worship much more harshly than comparable secular facilities. And they tell us without contradiction that they have complied with all public health guidance, have implemented additional precautionary measures, and have operated at 25% or 33% capacity for months without a single outbreak."
Good news, but...
John Roberts (who else?) joined the liberals on the Court in backing Rottenfuehrer Cuomo's religious putsch.
Arkansas Supreme Court Invalidates Democrat Candidate’s Election Victory, Giving GOP the Win
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2020
Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for General Michael T. Flynn
Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency
granting a Full Pardon to General Michael T. Flynn. The President has
pardoned General Flynn because he should never have been prosecuted. An
independent review of General Flynn’s case by the Department of
General Flynn should not require a pardon. He is an innocent man. Even the FBI agents who interviewed General Flynn did not think he was lying. Multiple investigations have produced evidence establishing that General Flynn was the victim of partisan government officials engaged in a coordinated attempt to subvert the election of 2016. These individuals sought to prevent Donald Trump from being elected to the Presidency, to block him from assuming that office upon his election, to remove him from office after his inauguration, and to undermine his Administration at every turn.
The prosecution of General Flynn is yet another reminder of something that has long been clear: After the 2016 election, individuals within the outgoing administration refused to accept the choice the American people had made at the ballot box and worked to undermine the peaceful transition of power. These efforts were enabled by a complicit media that willingly published falsehoods and hid inconvenient facts from public view, including with respect to General Flynn. They amounted to a brazen assault on our democracy and a direct attack on our fundamental political values.
While today’s action sets right an injustice against an innocent man and an American hero, it should also serve as a reminder to all of us that we must remain vigilant over those in whom we place our trust and confidence. The people who sit atop our intelligence and law enforcement agencies have tremendous power to affect the lives of their fellow citizens. The American people must always take care to scrutinize their actions, to hold them accountable, and to ensure that they use their immense power to uphold the rule of law rather than to harass, persecute, and jail their political opponents in pursuit of partisan political agendas.
Happy Thanksgiving to General Flynn and his family, and thank you all for your great service to our Nation!
"On the heels of Oregon governor Kate Brown encouraging people to call the police on neighbors who violate her Thanksgiving prohibitions comes another snitch-seeking measure 3,000 miles away:
Vermont governor Phil Scott wants his state’s schools to interrogate students about their Thanksgiving activities when classes resume after holiday break."
In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereigne Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britaine, France and Ireland king, defender of the faith, etc. having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honour of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill body politick, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enacte, constitute, and frame such just and equall laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the generall good of the Colonie unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape-Codd the 11. of November, in the year of the raigne of our sovereigne lord, King James, of England, France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fiftie-fourth. Anno Dom. 1620.
* John Carver
* William Bradford
* Edward Winslow
* William Brewster
* Issac Allerton
* Myles Standish
* John Alden
* Samuel Fuller
* Christopher Martin
* William Mullins
* William White
* Richard Warren
* John Howland
* Stephen Hopkins
* Edward Tilley
* John Tilley
* Francis Cooke
* Thomas Rogers
* Thomas Tinker
* John Rigdale
* Edward Fuller
* John Turner
* Francis Eaton
* James Chilton
* John Crackston
* John Billington
* Moses Fletcher
* John Goodman
* Degory Priest
* Thomas Williams
* Gilbert Winslow
* Edmund Margeson
* Peter Browne
* Richard Britteridge
* George Soule
* Richard Clarke
* Richard Gardiner
* John Allerton
* Thomas English
* Edward Dotey
* Edward Leister
The document was created because the Pilgrims were unable to reach the mouth of Hudson Bay, where they planned to settle. So instead they decided to plant a colony at Plymouth, outside of the boundaries of the Virginia colony and far from any English aid. There was considerable rancour and the Compact was written to bind the colonists to the decision they had collectively made.
And after the intial failures of the colony, the bounty of the third year led William Bradford to issue this proclamation of Thanksgiving:
Governor Bradford of Massachusetts made this first Thanksgiving Proclamation three years after the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth:
"Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as He has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.
Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the daytime, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings."
Ye Governor of Ye Colony
Hereis the story of how the Pilgrims nearly starved thanks to socialism - and how freeing the market made them prosper. It's why they were able to have the first Thanksgiving.
From the article:
Hardly. The "common property” approach killed off about half the settlers. Governor Bradford recorded in his diary that everybody was happy to claim their equal share of production, but production only shrank. Slackers showed up late for work in the fields, and the hard workers resented it. It’s called "human nature.”
The disincentives of the socialist scheme bred impoverishment and conflict until, facing starvation and extinction, Bradford altered the system. He divided common property into private plots, and the new owners could produce what they wanted and then keep or trade it freely.The author goes on to discuss the failures of Socialism around the world and Robert Owen, the guy who founded New Harmony Indiana, a socialist community that went bust in two years.
It's a short read, so check it out.
When discussing the impoverishment caused by the Wuhan Virus, Guy F. Beebe observed:
November 25, 2020
And so it begins.
New Mexico closes grocery stores in lockdown ‘reset’ as food insecurity grows
The Covid thing always was a dress rehearsal for martial law.
From Steven Milloy
Climate communists press Biden to use COVID emergency lockdowns as a template for a climate lockdown.
From Bloomberg News:
"Invoking a climate emergency could give Biden the authority to circumvent Congress & fund clean energy projects, shut down oil exports, suspend offshore drilling & curtail the movement of fossil fuels on pipelines, trains, & ships."
We are going to be paying the price for this "cautionary principle" national vacation for years to come - and with lives.
Eight Million Americans Slipped into Poverty Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, New Study Finds
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