News of the Week (August 6th, 2023)


News of the Week for August 6th, 2023



Dobbs Decision


British army vet sounds alarm after he’s arrested for silent prayer outside abortion clinic: ‘unfathomable’
This is the 3rd case in which a UK citizen is being tried for silent prayer


Gun Rights


July Marked the 48th Straight Month – 4 Years – of Firearm Sales Over 1 Million
Gun Nation just passed a significant milestone. July was the 48th consecutive month with one million or more adjusted background checks, the best measure of retail gun sales. That’s a very big deal for a couple of reasons.


Hide the Decline

Environment &“Green Energy”


New nuclear reactor enters commercial operation, first in US in 30 years
Georgia Power announced Monday that its Plant Vogtle 3 nuclear reactor has entered commercial operation, becoming the first new U.S. nuclear reactor to come online in more than 30 years.

Laws requiring ‘climate change’ content in K-12 education follow push from colleges
Some states are now codifying the climate change content into elementary and high school education through legislative mandate. A bill introduced in California would require the K-12 curriculum ‘to emphasize the causes and effects of climate change as soon as possible.’



Government in Healthcare


Obamacare Is Dead
It doesn’t work because it couldn’t work.


War & Terror


Public Health Officials Identify 20 Infectious Agents Found at Unlicensed California Laboratory
Investigations indicate the Reedley laboratory appears to be connected with China.

Wagner’s Suwalki Overture?
The Suwalki Gap is a small stretch of land along the Polish-Lithuanian border that separates Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave from Moscow’s Belarusian vassal state. It is also the only direct land connection between NATO’s Baltic “peninsula” (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) and the Atlantic Alliance’s continental European “mainland.”

John Kerry Targets Farmers in Quest to Achieve ‘Net Zero’ in Carbon Emissions
“Agriculture contributes about 33% of all the emissions of the world, depending a little bit on how you count it”

What Does Taking the PRC Threat Seriously Look Like?
Japan isn’t playing

Niger coup: Why some people want Russia in and France out
In a sign of growing hostility towards the West since the coup in Niger, a businessman proudly shows off his outfit in the colours of the Russian flag in the traditional heartland of deposed President Mohamed Bazoum.

On Point: Confronting China’s Rising Strength on the Seas
Donald Rumsfeld got scorched by media rubes for saying:”You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wishto have at a later time.”

On Point: Time for Beltway Admirals to Think About War 2025, Not Paper Fleet 2045
Last week’s column, titled “Confronting China’s Rising Strength on the Seas,” addressed China’s military buildup with specific focus on the huge expansion of the Chinese Navy (PLAN — Peoples Liberation Army Navy).

Illegal California Lab Run by Chinese Biotech Firm Contained Mice Engineered to Spread Covid
Prestige Biotech, a Chinese medical company, operated an illegal laboratory in California where they bioengineered and infected almost 1,000 mice with diseases including HIV, E. Coli, malaria, and Covid-19.

2 US Navy sailors arrested for allegedly spying for China
Both are accused of passing along national defense info in exchange for cash.

Russian warship blown up by kamikaze Ukrainian drone leaving massive hole in side in latest humiliating blow to Putin
UKRAINE has unleashed a sea drone attack today on the key Russian port and naval base Novorossiysk.

Mysterious Firm Bought 55,000 Acres Near Travis Air Force Base in California
There are concerns the company is linked to China and is suing farmers into bankruptcy.

Hearts of darkness – Nigerien junta digging in
On Monday, I wrote about the previous week’s coup d’état in the African country of Niger. The presidential guard had detained the country’s elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, and was holding him along with his family in the presidential palace in the capital city of Niamey. Efforts were underway per the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to either negotiate his return to office with the junta leaders, or they’d threatened military action, utilizing the forces of their members states. Conversely, neighboring countries more closely aligned with Russian interests have vowed to support the coup plotters.

Lithuania deems 1,164 Belarusian and Russian nationals a threat, revokes residence permits and visa
Some 1,164 Belarusian and Russian nationals have been deemed a threat to Lithuania’s national security, meaning they were not able to renew or claim their residency permit or visa.




Say Goodbye to Permissionless Travel
Americans will need a visa to visit Europe in 2024. Meanwhile, Europeans who have been to Cuba are discovering they can’t come to the U.S., because terrorism.

High school boys are trending conservative
A popular narrative suggests young people are liberal and getting more liberal. Thus, social media buzzed when a chart surfaced in spring that seemed to suggest 12th-grade boys had become overwhelmingly conservative.

Cardi B Gets Compared To Infamous Lip-Syncers Milli Vanilli After Her Backing Track Kept Playing Following Las Vegas Mic Toss
Cardi B faced comparisons to Milli Vanilli in the wake of her set at Drai’s Beachclub in Las Vegas on Saturday, as her music continued to play after she was involved in a confrontation with an audience member who threw liquid at her while she was performing.

Trans activist Dana Rivers – who murdered lesbian couple and their 19-year-old son in hate crime – is ‘preying on inmates’ at women’s prison in California
A transgender killer has allegedly been harassing female prisoners behind bars

DeSantis Reboot Focuses on Economic Failures of ‘Elites’ over ‘Woke’ Culture-War Fights
Seeking to reboot to his flagging presidential campaign, Florida governor Ron DeSantis unveiled an economic plan on Monday that calls for simplifying the tax code, reining in federal spending, taking on China, and reversing left-wing regulations that make it harder for private companies to create new jobs.

Data leak from far-right forum Poast reveals daycare owner with Nazi avatar
Current and former employees from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Tesla are present.

Illinois Sued Over Bill Targeting Pro-Life Counselors, Pregnancy Centers for Supposed ‘Deceptive Business Practices’
Ridiculous and disgusting, even for a pro-abortion state like Illinois.

California universities have found a way to circumvent the state’s long-held affirmative action laws
DEI-based hiring practices have been proven to impact the racial makeup of applicant pools

Civil rights complaint filed against med school programs that gave preferential admissions to non-whites
A federal civil rights complaint has been filed against two medical school programs that forced white and Asian applicants to prove they are “economically disadvantaged” to be considered on equal admissions footings with other races.

Civil rights complaint filed against med school programs that gave preferential admissions to non-whites
A federal civil rights complaint has been filed against two medical school programs that forced white and Asian applicants to prove they are “economically disadvantaged” to be considered on equal admissions footings with other races.

Study shows women and men react differently to strain and stress
How did the pandemic and the measures taken to get it under control affect the quality of life and mental health of men and women? This question was investigated by a team from the University Hospital Würzburg. The findings are published in Scientific Reports.

Columbia Law School: send us a video (to show your race)
The Supreme Court’s decision to prohibit affirmative action has the racists who run our university in a pickle.

Trump Indicted in Special Counsel’s January 6 Probe
Former president Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury after an investigation into his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his actions leading up to the January 6 Capitol riot led by Special Counsel Jack Smith, the special counsel’s office announced Tuesday evening.

WWE boss Vince McMahon raided by federal agents and ordered to appear in court – before announcing indefinite sick leave
WWE executive chairman Vince McMahon has been hit with a federal grand jury subpoena.

Democratic Senators Now Want DOJ to Sue Fossil Fuel Firms over #ClimateCrisis Pseudoscience
Senators Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley, and Elizabeth Warren issue their demands as U.S. gas prices have hit an eight-month high.

Using AI, scientists bring Neanderthal antibiotics back from extinction
Neanderthals are extinct. But their molecules are back and they just might save our lives.

UNC Complies with Affirmative-Action Decision
Amidst the right’s celebration over the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, there were some voices cautioning against being too optimistic about the result. University administrators are one of the groups most dedicated to leftist orthodoxy, the theory went, and are therefore likely to find ways around the decision.

Worldcoin says will allow companies, governments to use its ID system
Worldcoin will expand its operations to sign up more users globally and aims to allow other organisations to use its iris-scanning and identity-verifying technology, a senior manager for the company behind the project told Reuters.

Columbia Law School Retracts Requirement for Applicants to Submit Video Statement After Scrutiny
“has all the hallmarks of a willful effort to evade the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act”

Will the Biden Administration Ban Cigars?
What is it with the Left that they want to ban nearly everything that is fun or convenient? Gas stoves, dishwashers, plastic straws, gas cars, snowmobiles and diving boards. And now the health busybodies want to ban certain cigars.

When Curing Cancer Isn’t the Priority
San Diego State University included a DEI litmus test in its search for a new cancer biologist.

The regulatory tsunami
With Congress taking a summer break and Joe Biden heading off for his 113th vacation since taking office, you might think that there’s not much going on in the swamp this month. But you would be sadly incorrect. The wheels of the governmental regulatory apparatus are still turning and new rules are being enacted under the covers on an almost daily basis. The Wall Street Journal editorial board compiled a list of these marching orders this week, referring to the process as Biden’s Summer Regulatory Onslaught. Some of the new regulations are things we’ve already discussed here while others have received almost no attention from the media. But they all seem to have one thing in common. They’re going to make everything more expensive and generally less efficient. You’re shocked, I know.

Two 7-11 Workers Defend Themselves After Would-Be Robber Pulls Knife
“That’s called whooping your ***.”

Appeals Court Upholds Kentucky Ban on Sex Transition for Minors During Ongoing Litigation
The court found no relevant differences between the challenged Kentucky law and a similar Tennessee law the court kept in place during litigation.

New ‘Bruin Alumni in Defense of Free Speech’ group to pressure UCLA to improve
A newly founded group of alumni dedicated to advancing free speech at its alma mater, UCLA, plans to lobby campus leaders into adopting principles that defend academic freedom and open discourse.

Stockton 7-11 clerks have had enough with shoplifters
You may have seen some of this video circulating on Twitter/X yesterday. Today we have a bit more insight into where this happened. It was at a 7-11 store in Stockton, CA.

American Academy of Pediatrics Takes a Half Step Back from ‘Gender-Affirming Care’
Establishment American medical associations have gone woke across a variety of issues, particularly what is called “:gender-affirming care” for children with gender dysphoria. GAC includes social affirmation — using pronouns and new names for children who feel they were born the wrong sex — hormone administration/puberty blocking, which can have permanent consequences for the patient, and mutilating surgeries such as mastectomies for teenagers.

LGBTQ advocates sue Texas over state’s drag ban; say new law could also criminalize ballet, karaoke
A group of drag artists, management companies and LGBTQ nonprofits in Texas are seeking to block a controversial new law that could be used to censor a large number of constitutionally protected performances — including drag shows, theater, ballet and even karaoke nights.

In affordable housing push, feds to sell land to Nevada governments
Under a new agreement, Southern Nevada governments will be able to buy public federal land for as low as $100 an acre for affordable housing projects, federal officials announced Thursday.

YouTuber Kai Cenat is CHARGED with inciting a riot by NYPD for PS5 giveaway which erupted in violence at Union Square, as 65 rioters arrested amid chaos
A riot broke out at Union Square on Friday sparked by YouTuber Kai Cenat, 21

DeSantis: Theories of Dems Stealing 2020 Presidential Election ‘Did Not Prove to be True’
DeSantis has been relatively silent about the claims since the 2020 election.

Democrats are overperforming in 2023’s special elections. Is it a clue for Biden vs. Trump?
Some Republicans, however, caution against “reading too much into specials.”

UN ‘Expert’ Demands Christians Comply with Leftist Ideology
A United Nations “expert” adviser on sexual orientation has issued a new report demanding that Christians comply with radical leftist ideology.

A Possible Seventeenth Amendment Conflict Is Looming In Kentucky
Can the Kentucky legislature constrain the Governor’s authority to fill a Senate vacancy?

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions
Moot beaches, sparking the French Revolution, and cash-bail advocacy.


Economy & Taxes


Defending McDonald’s from a Marxist
A Marxist has taken aim at McDonald’s. Writing for UnHerd, self-proclaimed Marxist Ralph Leonard identifies the fast-food chain as representative of much that is wrong with our economic system — so much so that, as the article’s headline puts it, “McDonald’s made me a Marxist.”

Medical Schools are now offering ‘gender-affirming’ care for toddlers
Founder of Education First Alliance Sloan Rachmuth and Dr. Nancy Anderson discussed ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors on a recent episode of Fox & Friends First.

Fitch downgrades U.S. long-term rating to AA+ from AAA
The agency had placed the country’s rating on negative watch in May, citing the debt ceiling fight in Washington. “The repeated debt-limit political standoffs and last-minute resolutions have eroded confidence in fiscal management,” Fitch said. U.S. stock futures opened lower Tuesday evening after the downgrade.




Gender surgery and MAiD in one sad story
I fear that we will be hearing a lot of stories similar to this one in the coming years.

Plot thickens in principal’s tragic suicide
The plot has thickened in the tragic suicide of a school principal, as documents now show the equity and diversity training — alleged to have led to his downfall — was awarded as a sole-sourced contract.

Thousands Protest in Gaza, Demand an End to Hamas Rule
The AP News: “Marches took place in Gaza City, the southern town of Khan Younis and other locations, chanting ‘what a shame’ and in one place burning Hamas flags, before police moved in and broke up the protests.”

Face of 45,000-year-old woman reconstructed 70 years after skull found
An international team of researchers has approximated the face of a woman whose 45,000-year-old remains were discovered more than 70 years ago.

BBC apologises after presenter calls Dambusters raid ‘infamous’
Sally Nugent used term in BBC Breakfast segment about RAF 617 Squadron’s 1943 attack on three key dams in Germany

Professor says children should be exposed to adult genitals
Just when you thought the transgender debate couldn’t become any more twisted, Canada decides to weigh in. And representing the Great White North is University of British Columbia journalism professor Dr. Katja Thieme. She was apparently upset about some comments from Reiley Gaines regarding the need to protect girls’ and women’s sports and decided to offer some child-rearing advice for parents. In her view, young women who do not want to be exposed to naked men in their locker rooms and showers clearly were not properly conditioned to experience “diversity” when they were young. With that in mind, she believes that children should be exposed to adult penises and vaginas so they will be better prepared to meet transgender people later in life. No… I’m not making this up. She actually said that.

“Kill the Boer”: South African Politician Threatens White Farmers with Violence, NYT Plays Apologist
Elon Musk: “They are openly pushing for genocide of white people in South Africa.”




The Taylor Lorenz-ing of Journalism
To explain what’s gone wrong with American journalism is a task so enormous that it’s hard to know where to begin. Whatever faults and failures the profession had back in the days of printing words on paper — yes, kids, that actually happened — there were nevertheless certain standards that were enforced, because you couldn’t just delete an article that got the facts wrong. No, if you got it wrong, you had to print a correction, and when I was at The Washington Times, we didn’t have to print very many of those, while we used to laugh at the numerous corrections that appeared every day on Page 2 of our hated cross-town rival, the Washington Post. Every word in the paper got read by at least four different editors before it went to print.

Vance Defends Donor Financing of Trump’s $40 Million Legal Bill
A few weeks ago I wrote about the “tragedy” of J. D. Vance, which I subsequently described as “the combination of the senator’s intellect, savvy, and appealing life story coupled with his embrace of the worst aspects of Trumpism.” I tried to make the case that Vance’s Trump transformation might have been sincere. But the senator’s bizarre Twitter defense of Donald Trump’s Super PAC shelling out $40 million to pay the former president’s legal fees is making me think I was naive.

The Incoherence of the Rally around Criminal Defendant Trump
It often feels pointless even to argue with defenses of Donald Trump at this point, given the generally poor quality of the pro-Trump commentariat, most of which boils down to “Trump has a following so we should cater to it.” The rest is typically just reasoning backwards, rather than attempting to follow some line of thinking that the commentator actually believed before 2015. That said, Trump continues to have a following, so it is occasionally worth reviewing the arguments made in favor of following Trump. These aren’t straw men; they’re the actual arguments.

The real message of trans ideology: hate yourself
The most powerful rhetorical argument for embracing transgenderism is that it is cruel to make people feel bad simply for being different from everybody else.

I’m Endorsing ‘Generic Republican’ for President in 2024
As we approach the first debate of the 27-year-long presidential primary and general election campaign, I find myself in new territory. For the first time in my decades of political activism, I’m ready to make a very early endorsement.

The Irony of Michigan’s ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban
So-called gender-affirming care more closely fits the description of sinister, abusive conversion therapy than any other treatment in modern medicine.

Just Being Honest With Y’all — I’m Struggling to Care
He just made it so easy for them.

The battle over affirmative action is just beginning
Campus Reform lays out the field of play as universities try to outflank the Court, and conservatives work to rein them in. The Supreme Court overturned admissions affirmative action in principle in June, but the Court’s ruling is the first blow of a long legal battle ahead.

More of This, Please
Ron DeSantis gave a surprisingly direct and adversarial response to a reporter’s question on Friday regarding the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s claims regarding the 2020 election.

Bambi Meets Godzilla, Part Deux
Ideology and Academic Navel-Gazing Redefine “Greatest Film of All Time”

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