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Yet Again, the Media's Covid Narrative Doesn't Add Up

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If one were to go only on what one reads or sees in the media, one would think it’s the spring of 2020 all over again. The headlines are filled with stories of overcrowded hospitals, overwhelmed medical personnel, and predictions of people dying in parking lots waiting for medical care. The news articles generally quote a staffer of some kind at various hospitals and then leave it at that.
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Washington’s Clueless Ambassadors: Damaging American Interests Is Their Legacy

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Whenever one gets into discussions about the decline of America’s ability to positively influence developments around the world a number of issues tend to surface. First is the hubristic claim by successive presidents that the United States is somehow “exceptional” as a polity while also serving as the world’s only superpower and also the anointed Leader of the Free World, whatever that is supposed to mean. Some critics of the status quo also have been willing to look a bit deeper, recognizing that it is the policies being pursued by the White House and Congress that are out of sync with what is actually happening in Asia, Africa and Latin America, being more driven by establishing acceptable narratives than by genuine interests.

The problem starts at the top. One can hardly have a great deal of respect for presidents who appointed neocon or neoliberal ideologues Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton, Mike Pompeo or current incumbent Tony Blinken as Secretaries of State, but when all is said and done the area where the US fails is most egregiously is in the personnel it actually sends overseas. It has far more non-professional ambassadors than any other country in the world.

Does the American public know, for example, that fully 44% of American Ambassadors sent overseas under Donald Trump were political appointees, whose sole distinction in many cases is that they contributed large sums of money to the Republican National Committee? Though such individuals can sometimes turn out to be surprisingly effective, many frequently know nothing of the country that they have been assigned to and do not speak the local language. To cite my own experience, in my 21 years as an intelligence officer spent mostly in Europe I did not once work for an ambassador who was a Foreign Service Officer career diplomat and few of the political appointees I knew never bothered to learn the local language.
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You'll Never Guess The Education Level Of The Most Vax Resistant Americans...

Mainstream media would have us believe that those who are resisting the pressure to take the shot are low-educated, knuckle-dragging neanderthals. A new study provides some surprising evidence to the contrary. Also today, mainstream media nervous about vax effectiveness, Texas blue regions in open revolt, a teacher's plea, and more. Today on the Liberty Report...
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Afghanistan Proves The US Military Needs Its Budget Slashed To Ribbons

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US officials are telling the press that Kabul will fall to the Taliban within 90 days and perhaps within the month as US troops withdraw from the war-torn nation. 

"One official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the issue’s sensitivity, said Tuesday that the U.S. military now assesses a collapse could occur within 90 days. Others said it could happen within a month," reports The Washington Post. "Some officials said that although they were not authorized to discuss the assessment, they see the situation in Afghanistan as more dire than it was in June, when intelligence officials assessed a fall could come as soon as six months after the withdrawal of the U.S. military."

Meanwhile the US is still raining down explosives and murdering Afghan civilians to temporarily slow the inevitable Taliban takeover long enough for the Biden administration to have its ridiculous 9/11 "victory" party. Biden has said the US will continue providing "air support" (imperialist for bombing campaigns) to the Afghan government, for however long that government exists.
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Holocaust Survivor Slams Demonization Of Unvaccinated

A survivor of the Nazi Holocaust delivers a powerful speech slamming the view that somehow the unvaccinated are unclean and spreading disease in society - she remembers such tactics from her horrible past in Nazi Germany! Also today, Rand banned, Abbott's mask battles, Swiss police rebel, and more. Watch today's Liberty Report...
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Top New York Times, WaPo Experts Affiliated With Pentagon-Funded CNAS Think Tank

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Imagine a country where there’s no separation between the government, the military, and the media. A lot of Americans would think of China, Russia or North Korea, but it’s a perfect description of the United States today. And here in Washington, the think tank inside this nondescript building – Center For A New American Security (CNAS) – is the clearest example of just that.

CNAS is a premier militarist think tank in the nation’s capital, especially for Democratic Party administrations. It is funded by the State Department and Pentagon and has taken more money from weapons companies over the last several years than any other think tank. On top of that, it’s funded by oil companies, big banks, and right wing governments – basically the most destructive forces on the planet.

For President Joe Biden, CNAS serves as a farm, from which key positions in his administration are cultivated. In fact, at least 16 CNAS alumni are now in key positions in the Biden Pentagon and State Department.
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T Is for Tyranny: How Freedom Dies from A to Z

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a convenient, traumatic, devastating distraction.

The American people, the permanent underclass in America, have allowed themselves to be so distracted and divided that they have failed to notice the building blocks of tyranny being laid down right under their noses by the architects of the Deep State.

Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton: they have all been complicit in carrying out the Deep State’s agenda.

Our losses are mounting with every passing day, part of a calculated siege intended to ensure our defeat at the hands of a totalitarian regime.
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Hypocrisy And Lies: Rep. Tlaib Vs. Sen. Paul

Busted! Just hours after attacking Sen. Rand Paul for what she claimed was his not taking the virus seriously, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was seen Partying and dancing at a maskless wedding party! Today's episode explores several more of these examples of hypocrisy and lies, including something really smelly from down under. Watch today's Liberty Report...
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Pentagon Pulls Trigger: Will Order All Troops To Get COVID Vaccine By Sept.15

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The US military is ready to begin enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate across all branches, the Associated Press is reporting Monday based on a Pentagon memo it's obtained. The memo is expected to go out on Monday and is intended to "warn" troops to "prepare" for the new requirement. 

It will require service members to get the jab by a Sept. 15 deadline, a date which could actually be pushed up if the FDA gives final approval for the Pfizer vaccine or if infection rates rise rapidly. Here's what's in the memo, according to AP:
'I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later than mid-September, or immediately upon' licensure by the Food and Drug Administration 'whichever comes first,' Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says in the memo to troops, warning them to prepare for the requirement. 'I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so.'
Biden is expected to give the greenlight, given other recent federal mandates for civilian workers. The memo also serves to give military commands a heads up in terms of putting in place proper logistics and assessing what's needed to implement the new plan on large scale.
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The Totalitarian Ideology of Lockdownism

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Every political ideology has three elements: a vision of hell with an enemy that needs to be crushed, a vision of a more perfect world, and a plan for transitioning from one to the other. The means of transition usually involve the takeover and deployment of society’s most powerful tool: the state. 

For this reason, political ideologies trend totalitarian. They depend fundamentally on overriding people’s preferences and choices and replacing them with scripted and planned belief systems and behaviors.

An obvious case is communism. Capitalism is the enemy, while worker control and the end of private property is the heaven, and the means to achieve the goal is violent expropriation. Socialism is a softer version of the same: in the Fabian tradition, you get there through piecemeal economic planning. Every step toward more control is rendered as progress.

This is a paradigmatic case but hardly the only one. Fascism imagines global trade, individualism, and immigration to be the enemy while a mighty nationalism is heaven: the means of change is a great leader. You can observe the same about certain brands of theocratic religious traditionalism: there is only one way to heaven and everyone needs to accept it, and view heretics as forestalling the drawn of piety. The ideology of racism posits something different. The hell is ethnic integration and race mixing, the heaven is racial homogeneity, and the means of change is the marginalization or killing off of some races.
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