Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity All Blogs 2021 http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/rss.aspx?blogid=5 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT Thu, 25 Feb 2021 04:30:03 GMT Truth Slips Out in Coronavirus Vaccine Deaths ‘Fact Check’? Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/17/truth-slips-out-in-coronavirus-vaccine-deaths-fact-check/

The big money media that have been working for a year to stir up maximum fear of coronavirus have been taking the opposite tack regarding coronavirus vaccines. These experimental vaccines, which are not even vaccines under the normal understanding of what qualifies as a vaccine, rushed to the public without the regular testing, the big money media insists, are safe and should be taken by everyone.

Yet, even in this Pollyanna coverage of the experimental vaccines, occasionally the truth slips out.

On February 3, ABC News ran an article by Stephanie Widmer titled “Fact-check: No link between COVID-19 vaccines and those who die after receiving them.” The main thrust of the article is that all the people who die after taking the experimental coronavirus vaccines would have died anyway: The vaccine never caused the death no matter how soon the death occurred after a person received a shot or how out of the blue and strange the circumstances of the death. The deaths are all just a coincidence, the article suggests. Plenty of people — around 8,000 people according to the article — die each day in America, you know.

This seems like some fanciful thinking. And the thinking is the opposite of the thinking employed in attributing deaths to coronavirus. With coronavirus, the presumption generally employed by government and big money media in America is that coronavirus is the killer if a person who tested positive for coronavirus dies, no matter what other health problems he had and irrespective of coronavirus tests producing many false positive results.

Still, there is some value in this ABC News article for people not interested in reading yet another big money media article promoting everyone having an experimental vaccine injected into his arm. Around halfway through the article is a sentence that suggests something much less fanciful to explain the conclusion that the experimental coronavirus vaccines kill nobody. The article states. “Every time someone gets sick or dies shortly after getting a vaccine, government agencies investigate to ensure there's no link.” Is this the truth slipping out?

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Biden Removes ‘We the People’ Petitioning From White House Website Eric Garris http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/16/biden-removes-we-the-people-petitioning-from-white-house-website/

It appears that the "We the People" petition system has been taken off the White House website. Here is an archive of what it looked like before Biden took office.

The system has been around for many years. At any given time, hundreds of petitions were active. If you get 100,000 signatures, the White House is supposed to give an answer. You may remember that there was an active “Free Assange” petition that the Obama Administration was obligated to answer (and gave a bad answer).

When Trump took office, he briefly discontinued it but put it back up after a media uproar.

Now it appears the Biden White House has removed it. The website used to be here:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov

This URL, as well as URLs for all currently-active petitions, just forward to the White House front page. I explored the website and could not find any mention of it. The link used to appear in both the “Contact” and “Get Involved” links, but it is gone from both.

I have seen nothing about this in the media. When I Google “White House Petition System Down” and other similar searches, I only get 4-year-old articles about the time that Trump temporarily disabled it.

Wikipedia says that the system was taken down the day Biden took office: On January 20 2021, the day the Inauguration of Joe Biden took place, the website’s address started redirecting to the White House’s website home address.

This is a terrible event, and it must be publicized, and Biden must be made to reverse this decision.

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While State Governments are Ending Their Mask Mandates, President Biden Is Going Full Mask Tyrant Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/13/while-state-governments-are-ending-their-mask-mandates-president-biden-is-going-full-mask-tyrant/

This week, statewide mask mandates terminated in two states — Iowa and Montana.

While state governments were giving the OK for ditching masks, President Joe Biden was telling reporters Thursday at the National Institutes of Health that people should keep wearing masks until at least next year, claiming that doing so “can save lives, a significant number of lives.”

This declaration came in muffled words and heavy breathing through at least two masks while Biden, standing behind a podium, acknowledged he was more than ten feet from anyone.

Biden made this claim of masks’ life-saving ability despite the facts that regular mask wearing does have negative health consequences and that it has not been established that mask wearing provides any net protection against coronavirus infection.

Biden is not just recommending that people wear masks. The Biden administration has already rolled out in its first three weeks sweeping countrywide mask mandates. Mask wearing is now mandated across the country — via executive branch fiat — for people in many circumstances related to public transportation and even when just in a taxi or ride share vehicle and for people who are in a US government building or on US government land.

And the plan is for these US government mask mandates to be enforced harshly. As James Bovard wrote in a recent article, for example, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy calls for monitoring both if people are wearing masks and if people are wearing the right kinds of masks in the right way, with fines of up to 1,500 dollars imposed on individuals who TSA determines have not adequately complied.

It looks like Americans are set to suffer tag team mask tyranny. As state governments remove authoritarian mask mandates, the US government is stepping in to ensure freedom remains suppressed.
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Responds to being Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/11/robert-f-kennedy-jr-responds-to-being-kicked-off-instagram/

Earlier, I wrote about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the founder and chairman of Children’s Health Defense being kicked off Facebook-owned social media website Instagram on Thursday, purportedly because he posted misinformation related to coronavirus vaccines.

Here is an update: Kennedy has written a strong response to the removal, discussing the nature of his posts at Instagram, relating the debate stifling effect of Instagram’s action, and pointing to the fact that both he and Informed Consent Action Network founder Del Bigtree were removed from Instagram just 15 minutes before they were to air a webinar featuring doctors and other individuals discussing matters related to coronavirus vaccines.

In his statement Kennedy writes:
Every statement I put on Instagram was sourced from a government database, from peer-reviewed publications and from carefully confirmed news stories. None of my posts were false. Facebook, the pharmaceutical industry and its captive regulators use the term ‘vaccine misinformation’ as a euphemism for any factual assertion that departs from official pronouncements about vaccine health and safety, whether true or not.
Further, states Kennedy, “the mainstream media and social media giants are imposing a totalitarian censorship to prevent public health advocates, like myself, from voicing concerns and from engaging in civil informed debate in the public square.” That assessment is in line with my take in my earlier article.

Regarding the timing of Kennedy and Bigtree’s removal from Instagram, Kennedy writes:
Instagram deplatformed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and HighWire host, Del Bigtree, just 15 minutes before they were to air the webinar, ‘COVID Vaccine on Trial, If You Only Knew’ highlighting COVID concerns, injuries, mechanisms and other facts from four MDs, several Ph.D.s and leaders from the vaccine-injured community. COVID-19 vaccines use novel technology never before used in a human population. With that comes great unknown risks. The people of the world deserve to have this crucial information to protect their health and that of their children.
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Coronavirus Crackdown Claims Another Free Speech Victim: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/11/coronavirus-crackdown-claims-another-free-speech-victim-robert-f-kennedy-jr-kicked-off-instagram/ Instagram bans Robert F. Kennedy Jr. over COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.” Misinformation? Not really. What Kennedy has been providing is information different from what government, along with big money media and social media have been pushing over the last year in America — the long-time fearmongering concerning coronavirus and praising of coronavirus crackdowns, as well as the recent incessant promoting that everyone should take the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Kennedy, and his Children’s Health Defense organization have been relentlessly countering the government, media, and social media propaganda related to both coronavirus and the extreme and dangerous government policies undertaken in the name of countering coronavirus over the last year.

Watch here Kennedy taking on the coronavirus fearmongering and crackdown, as well as the national security state, in an August 14, 2020 interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report:



The removal of Kennedy from Instagram is part of a program taking place over the last few years of increasingly restricting who can speak and what can be said at major social media websites. If Kennedy is treated as many other people, including even just last month then-President Donald Trump, other large social media companies will fall in line to ban him as well. Potentially, as has happened to competing social media companies Parler and Gab and individuals such as Alex Jones and their related entities, other companies, such as internet services providers, mail list managers, and banks, will cut off services to Kennedy and entities related to him as well.

Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI) summed up in a Wednesday RPI email update what we are seeing in America as the “continuing merger of social media with government with the goal of silencing all dissidents outside the extreme center.” This development, along with others, McAdams wrote, indicate that “it appears increasingly likely that the total state is here and it is intent on flexing its muscles.” (You can sign up for RPI email updates here.)]]>
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UC Berkeley’s Prison-like Dorms Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/10/uc-berkeley-s-prison-like-dorms/

This has been a terrible school year for many students at college campuses across America due to draconian restrictions imposed in the name of countering coronavirus that poses very little risk of major sickness or death for young adults. At the University of California, Berkeley, restrictions imposed on students at dormitories have become so severe that dorm life seems very much like prison life.

Joshua Bote describes the situation at Berkeley dorms in a Tuesday San Francisco Chronicle article. He relates that the dorms now feature police monitoring halls, frequent ID card inspections, and the requirement that residents stay in their rooms except “to obtain a COVID-19 test or medical care (including mental health care), use the bathroom or grab food from the dining halls.”

Read Bote’s complete article here.

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Biden to Continue Seeking Extradition of Julian Assange Dave DeCamp http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/09/biden-to-continue-seeking-extradition-of-julian-assange/

The Biden Administration will continue to seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said on Tuesday. This means the US will continue to challenge the decision of Vanessa Baraitser, the UK judge who ruled against the extradition, citing the risk of Assange committing suicide if he ends up in a US supermax prison.

“We continue to seek his extradition,” said Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi, according to Reuters. Baraitser made her decision on January 4th, and the US formally appealed the ruling on January 15th. The appeal process could take months, and Assange is still being held in London’s Belmarsh prison.

The Trump Administration indicted Assange on 17 counts of espionage and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime. If extradited, Assange could face up to 175 years in prison for exposing US war crimes.

While Baraitser ultimately ruled against the extradition, she sided with the US prosecution team in her ruling and said the US would be justified to put Assange on trial for espionage. But Assange used standard journalistic practices to obtain the leaks he was indicted for, something many human rights groups, journalist organizations, and UN officials have pointed out.

With the change in US administrations, Assange supporters appealed to President Biden to drop the charges against the WikiLeaks founder. More than 20 organizations sent a letter to Biden’s Justice Department calling for the release of Assange.

“The indictment of Mr. Assange threatens press freedom because much of the conduct described in the indictment is conduct that journalists engage in routinely — and that they must engage in in order to do the work the public needs them to do,” the letter reads. Signatories to the letter include the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Reporters Without Borders.

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Everyone Should Take the Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines? Dr. Joseph Mercola Says No. Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/03/everyone-should-take-the-experimental-coronavirus-vaccines-dr-joseph-mercola-says-no/
Then, in January, Fauci, who is director of the United States government’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as well as the go-to guy for much of the media for all things coronavirus, told reporters that taking the second shot caused him to be “knocked out” for about 24 hours. As I wrote in a January 22 article, Fauci thus revealed he had joined the long list of people incapacitated by the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots he has been urging everyone to take.

Twenty-four hours of incapacitation is a big deal. Indeed, it is worse than the coronavirus-related sickness many people have said they experienced — sickness the experimental vaccines are promoted as protecting against. But, for a significant portion of individuals who have taken one or both shots of the experimental coronavirus vaccines, their reported adverse effects have been much greater.

A new article at lewrockwell.com by Joseph Mercola, a doctor who writes regularly regarding health issues, provides a good rundown of some of the dire side effects people are reporting experiencing after taking experimental coronavirus vaccines and several suspicious waves of deaths (including at a New York nursing home that I wrote about in January) that have come with vaccinations. Mercola’s article also provides reasons to question whether drug makers have tested and reported on the experimental vaccines in a manner that would reveal the extent of danger for people taking the vaccines.

Mercola argues in his article that people should not just follow Fauci’s recommendation that everyone take the experimental vaccines. Instead, Mercola urges people to inform themselves and make their own determinations on the matter. Mercola concludes his article with this message:
To avoid becoming a sad statistic, I urge you to review the science very carefully before making up your mind about this experimental gene therapy. Also remember that the lethality of COVID-19 is actually surprisingly low. It’s lower than the flu for those under the age of 60.

If you’re under the age of 40, your risk of dying from COVID-19 is just 0.01%, meaning you have a 99.99% chance of surviving the infection. And you could improve that to 99.999% if you’re metabolically flexible, insulin sensitive, and vitamin D replete.

So, really, what are we protecting against with a COVID-19 vaccine? These mRNA vaccines aren’t even designed to prevent infection, only reduce the severity of symptoms. Meanwhile, they could potentially make you sicker once you’re exposed to the virus, and/or cause persistent serious side effects such as those reviewed above.

While I won’t tell anyone [what] to do, I would urge you to take the time to review the science and weigh the potential risks and benefits based on your individual situation before you make a decision that you may regret for the rest of your life, which can actually be shortened with this vaccine.
Read Mercola’s complete article here.

One important point Mercola makes in this conclusion of his article is that there are things people can do other than taking an experimental vaccine to guard against danger from coronavirus and other health threats. In a September interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report, Mercola provided more detail about such actions people can take. Mercola also discussed in the interview a Stop Covid Cold website he had created that provides information to help people examine both their risk related to coronavirus and ways they can improve their immune systems.

You can watch that interview here:

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Cocaine, Heroin, and LSD Are Now Decriminalized in Oregon Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/february/01/cocaine-heroin-and-lsd-are-now-decriminalized-in-oregon/

As of Monday, possessing small quantities of cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, MDMA, psilocybin, methadone, or oxycodone is no longer punishable by prison time and thousands of dollars in fines in Oregon.

A Monday KDRV-TV of Medford, Oregon, article explains that the change in law, brought about by voters approving state Measure 110 in November, means that Oregon “is now the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize simple possession of virtually all drugs.” Criminalization of a wide variety of drugs came into effect throughout America during the twentieth century.

In November, Jacob Sullum discussed in a Reason article the legal changes that the ballot measure would bring about. Sullum wrote in part:
While marijuana is already legal in Oregon, Measure 110 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level possession of drugs that Oregon continues to ban, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin. The initiative, dubbed the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, reclassifies personal possession of controlled substances, currently a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $6,250, as a Class E violation punishable by a $100 fine. The initiative's supporters estimate that it will reduce drug possession arrests by more than 90 percent.

Drug users can avoid fines by completing a "health assessment" at an "addiction recovery center." The initiative says the assessment should "prioritize the self-identified needs of the client" and refer him to appropriate services. Under Measure 110, the state will use marijuana tax revenue and savings on correctional costs to pay for expanded drug treatment.
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Biden Administration Officials Working on Requiring Coronavirus Tests for Domestic Air Travelers http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/27/biden-administration-officials-working-on-requiring-coronavirus-tests-for-domestic-air-travelers/

Joe Biden hit the ground running in his effort to use his presidential powers to ensure traveling in America is tedious, demeaning, and uncomfortable.

On Biden’s second day in office, he signed an executive order mandating travelers wear masks on all modes of public transportation — airplanes, trains, buses, etc. As if in a cruel joke, the executive order starts off with “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered …”.

Now comes word that Biden administration officials are planning a mandate that, for anyone to travel by airplane in America, he must first have a long stick stuck up his nose to undergo notoriously inaccurate testing for if he is infected with coronavirus.

Read here the sad details of the planned testing mandate related in a Tuesday Reuters article by David Shepardson.

A coronavirus testing requirement already exists for international travelers. Shepardson notes in the article that as of Tuesday the United States government made a coronavirus test negative result a prerequisite for travel to America for “nearly all international air travelers aged 2 and older.”

Also discussed in the article is the likelihood of the US government requiring people arriving in America from abroad, including American citizens and permanent residents, to quarantine upon arrival even though they are not sick. The article concludes with this statement from Acting Secretary of State Ian Brownlee that demonstrates disdain for Americans’ rights, including the right to travel:
Brownlee said the 'main message to U.S. citizens considering travel abroad remains the same: Seriously reconsider going overseas right now. If you're overseas right now, it's going to be harder to come home for a while.'
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Truth Slips Out in Coronavirus Vaccine Deaths ‘Fact Check’? Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/february/17/truth-slips-out-in-coronavirus-vaccine-deaths-fact-check/

The big money media that have been working for a year to stir up maximum fear of coronavirus have been taking the opposite tack regarding coronavirus vaccines. These experimental vaccines, which are not even vaccines under the normal understanding of what qualifies as a vaccine, rushed to the public without the regular testing, the big money media insists, are safe and should be taken by everyone.

Yet, even in this Pollyanna coverage of the experimental vaccines, occasionally the truth slips out.

On February 3, ABC News ran an article by Stephanie Widmer titled “Fact-check: No link between COVID-19 vaccines and those who die after receiving them.” The main thrust of the article is that all the people who die after taking the experimental coronavirus vaccines would have died anyway: The vaccine never caused the death no matter how soon the death occurred after a person received a shot or how out of the blue and strange the circumstances of the death. The deaths are all just a coincidence, the article suggests. Plenty of people — around 8,000 people according to the article — die each day in America, you know.

This seems like some fanciful thinking. And the thinking is the opposite of the thinking employed in attributing deaths to coronavirus. With coronavirus, the presumption generally employed by government and big money media in America is that coronavirus is the killer if a person who tested positive for coronavirus dies, no matter what other health problems he had and irrespective of coronavirus tests producing many false positive results.

Still, there is some value in this ABC News article for people not interested in reading yet another big money media article promoting everyone having an experimental vaccine injected into his arm. Around halfway through the article is a sentence that suggests something much less fanciful to explain the conclusion that the experimental coronavirus vaccines kill nobody. The article states. “Every time someone gets sick or dies shortly after getting a vaccine, government agencies investigate to ensure there's no link.” Is this the truth slipping out?

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Biden Removes ‘We the People’ Petitioning From White House Website Eric Garris http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/february/16/biden-removes-we-the-people-petitioning-from-white-house-website/

It appears that the "We the People" petition system has been taken off the White House website. Here is an archive of what it looked like before Biden took office.

The system has been around for many years. At any given time, hundreds of petitions were active. If you get 100,000 signatures, the White House is supposed to give an answer. You may remember that there was an active “Free Assange” petition that the Obama Administration was obligated to answer (and gave a bad answer).

When Trump took office, he briefly discontinued it but put it back up after a media uproar.

Now it appears the Biden White House has removed it. The website used to be here:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov

This URL, as well as URLs for all currently-active petitions, just forward to the White House front page. I explored the website and could not find any mention of it. The link used to appear in both the “Contact” and “Get Involved” links, but it is gone from both.

I have seen nothing about this in the media. When I Google “White House Petition System Down” and other similar searches, I only get 4-year-old articles about the time that Trump temporarily disabled it.

Wikipedia says that the system was taken down the day Biden took office: On January 20 2021, the day the Inauguration of Joe Biden took place, the website’s address started redirecting to the White House’s website home address.

This is a terrible event, and it must be publicized, and Biden must be made to reverse this decision.

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While State Governments are Ending Their Mask Mandates, President Biden Is Going Full Mask Tyrant Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/february/13/while-state-governments-are-ending-their-mask-mandates-president-biden-is-going-full-mask-tyrant/

This week, statewide mask mandates terminated in two states — Iowa and Montana.

While state governments were giving the OK for ditching masks, President Joe Biden was telling reporters Thursday at the National Institutes of Health that people should keep wearing masks until at least next year, claiming that doing so “can save lives, a significant number of lives.”

This declaration came in muffled words and heavy breathing through at least two masks while Biden, standing behind a podium, acknowledged he was more than ten feet from anyone.

Biden made this claim of masks’ life-saving ability despite the facts that regular mask wearing does have negative health consequences and that it has not been established that mask wearing provides any net protection against coronavirus infection.

Biden is not just recommending that people wear masks. The Biden administration has already rolled out in its first three weeks sweeping countrywide mask mandates. Mask wearing is now mandated across the country — via executive branch fiat — for people in many circumstances related to public transportation and even when just in a taxi or ride share vehicle and for people who are in a US government building or on US government land.

And the plan is for these US government mask mandates to be enforced harshly. As James Bovard wrote in a recent article, for example, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy calls for monitoring both if people are wearing masks and if people are wearing the right kinds of masks in the right way, with fines of up to 1,500 dollars imposed on individuals who TSA determines have not adequately complied.

It looks like Americans are set to suffer tag team mask tyranny. As state governments remove authoritarian mask mandates, the US government is stepping in to ensure freedom remains suppressed.
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Responds to being Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/february/11/robert-f-kennedy-jr-responds-to-being-kicked-off-instagram/

Earlier, I wrote about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the founder and chairman of Children’s Health Defense being kicked off Facebook-owned social media website Instagram on Thursday, purportedly because he posted misinformation related to coronavirus vaccines.

Here is an update: Kennedy has written a strong response to the removal, discussing the nature of his posts at Instagram, relating the debate stifling effect of Instagram’s action, and pointing to the fact that both he and Informed Consent Action Network founder Del Bigtree were removed from Instagram just 15 minutes before they were to air a webinar featuring doctors and other individuals discussing matters related to coronavirus vaccines.

In his statement Kennedy writes:
Every statement I put on Instagram was sourced from a government database, from peer-reviewed publications and from carefully confirmed news stories. None of my posts were false. Facebook, the pharmaceutical industry and its captive regulators use the term ‘vaccine misinformation’ as a euphemism for any factual assertion that departs from official pronouncements about vaccine health and safety, whether true or not.
Further, states Kennedy, “the mainstream media and social media giants are imposing a totalitarian censorship to prevent public health advocates, like myself, from voicing concerns and from engaging in civil informed debate in the public square.” That assessment is in line with my take in my earlier article.

Regarding the timing of Kennedy and Bigtree’s removal from Instagram, Kennedy writes:
Instagram deplatformed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and HighWire host, Del Bigtree, just 15 minutes before they were to air the webinar, ‘COVID Vaccine on Trial, If You Only Knew’ highlighting COVID concerns, injuries, mechanisms and other facts from four MDs, several Ph.D.s and leaders from the vaccine-injured community. COVID-19 vaccines use novel technology never before used in a human population. With that comes great unknown risks. The people of the world deserve to have this crucial information to protect their health and that of their children.
Read Kennedy’s complete statement here.]]>
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Coronavirus Crackdown Claims Another Free Speech Victim: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/february/11/coronavirus-crackdown-claims-another-free-speech-victim-robert-f-kennedy-jr-kicked-off-instagram/ Instagram bans Robert F. Kennedy Jr. over COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.” Misinformation? Not really. What Kennedy has been providing is information different from what government, along with big money media and social media have been pushing over the last year in America — the long-time fearmongering concerning coronavirus and praising of coronavirus crackdowns, as well as the recent incessant promoting that everyone should take the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Kennedy, and his Children’s Health Defense organization have been relentlessly countering the government, media, and social media propaganda related to both coronavirus and the extreme and dangerous government policies undertaken in the name of countering coronavirus over the last year.

Watch here Kennedy taking on the coronavirus fearmongering and crackdown, as well as the national security state, in an August 14, 2020 interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report:



The removal of Kennedy from Instagram is part of a program taking place over the last few years of increasingly restricting who can speak and what can be said at major social media websites. If Kennedy is treated as many other people, including even just last month then-President Donald Trump, other large social media companies will fall in line to ban him as well. Potentially, as has happened to competing social media companies Parler and Gab and individuals such as Alex Jones and their related entities, other companies, such as internet services providers, mail list managers, and banks, will cut off services to Kennedy and entities related to him as well.

Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI) summed up in a Wednesday RPI email update what we are seeing in America as the “continuing merger of social media with government with the goal of silencing all dissidents outside the extreme center.” This development, along with others, McAdams wrote, indicate that “it appears increasingly likely that the total state is here and it is intent on flexing its muscles.” (You can sign up for RPI email updates here.)]]>
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UC Berkeley’s Prison-like Dorms Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/february/10/uc-berkeley-s-prison-like-dorms/

This has been a terrible school year for many students at college campuses across America due to draconian restrictions imposed in the name of countering coronavirus that poses very little risk of major sickness or death for young adults. At the University of California, Berkeley, restrictions imposed on students at dormitories have become so severe that dorm life seems very much like prison life.

Joshua Bote describes the situation at Berkeley dorms in a Tuesday San Francisco Chronicle article. He relates that the dorms now feature police monitoring halls, frequent ID card inspections, and the requirement that residents stay in their rooms except “to obtain a COVID-19 test or medical care (including mental health care), use the bathroom or grab food from the dining halls.”

Read Bote’s complete article here.

The food at Berkeley’s dining halls must be better than the food at many American prisons, so at least the dorm residents have that going for them.]]>
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Biden to Continue Seeking Extradition of Julian Assange Dave DeCamp http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/february/09/biden-to-continue-seeking-extradition-of-julian-assange/

The Biden Administration will continue to seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said on Tuesday. This means the US will continue to challenge the decision of Vanessa Baraitser, the UK judge who ruled against the extradition, citing the risk of Assange committing suicide if he ends up in a US supermax prison.

“We continue to seek his extradition,” said Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi, according to Reuters. Baraitser made her decision on January 4th, and the US formally appealed the ruling on January 15th. The appeal process could take months, and Assange is still being held in London’s Belmarsh prison.

The Trump Administration indicted Assange on 17 counts of espionage and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime. If extradited, Assange could face up to 175 years in prison for exposing US war crimes.

While Baraitser ultimately ruled against the extradition, she sided with the US prosecution team in her ruling and said the US would be justified to put Assange on trial for espionage. But Assange used standard journalistic practices to obtain the leaks he was indicted for, something many human rights groups, journalist organizations, and UN officials have pointed out.

With the change in US administrations, Assange supporters appealed to President Biden to drop the charges against the WikiLeaks founder. More than 20 organizations sent a letter to Biden’s Justice Department calling for the release of Assange.

“The indictment of Mr. Assange threatens press freedom because much of the conduct described in the indictment is conduct that journalists engage in routinely — and that they must engage in in order to do the work the public needs them to do,” the letter reads. Signatories to the letter include the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Reporters Without Borders.

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Everyone Should Take the Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines? Dr. Joseph Mercola Says No. Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/february/03/everyone-should-take-the-experimental-coronavirus-vaccines-dr-joseph-mercola-says-no/
Then, in January, Fauci, who is director of the United States government’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as well as the go-to guy for much of the media for all things coronavirus, told reporters that taking the second shot caused him to be “knocked out” for about 24 hours. As I wrote in a January 22 article, Fauci thus revealed he had joined the long list of people incapacitated by the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots he has been urging everyone to take.

Twenty-four hours of incapacitation is a big deal. Indeed, it is worse than the coronavirus-related sickness many people have said they experienced — sickness the experimental vaccines are promoted as protecting against. But, for a significant portion of individuals who have taken one or both shots of the experimental coronavirus vaccines, their reported adverse effects have been much greater.

A new article at lewrockwell.com by Joseph Mercola, a doctor who writes regularly regarding health issues, provides a good rundown of some of the dire side effects people are reporting experiencing after taking experimental coronavirus vaccines and several suspicious waves of deaths (including at a New York nursing home that I wrote about in January) that have come with vaccinations. Mercola’s article also provides reasons to question whether drug makers have tested and reported on the experimental vaccines in a manner that would reveal the extent of danger for people taking the vaccines.

Mercola argues in his article that people should not just follow Fauci’s recommendation that everyone take the experimental vaccines. Instead, Mercola urges people to inform themselves and make their own determinations on the matter. Mercola concludes his article with this message:
To avoid becoming a sad statistic, I urge you to review the science very carefully before making up your mind about this experimental gene therapy. Also remember that the lethality of COVID-19 is actually surprisingly low. It’s lower than the flu for those under the age of 60.

If you’re under the age of 40, your risk of dying from COVID-19 is just 0.01%, meaning you have a 99.99% chance of surviving the infection. And you could improve that to 99.999% if you’re metabolically flexible, insulin sensitive, and vitamin D replete.

So, really, what are we protecting against with a COVID-19 vaccine? These mRNA vaccines aren’t even designed to prevent infection, only reduce the severity of symptoms. Meanwhile, they could potentially make you sicker once you’re exposed to the virus, and/or cause persistent serious side effects such as those reviewed above.

While I won’t tell anyone [what] to do, I would urge you to take the time to review the science and weigh the potential risks and benefits based on your individual situation before you make a decision that you may regret for the rest of your life, which can actually be shortened with this vaccine.
Read Mercola’s complete article here.

One important point Mercola makes in this conclusion of his article is that there are things people can do other than taking an experimental vaccine to guard against danger from coronavirus and other health threats. In a September interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report, Mercola provided more detail about such actions people can take. Mercola also discussed in the interview a Stop Covid Cold website he had created that provides information to help people examine both their risk related to coronavirus and ways they can improve their immune systems.

You can watch that interview here:

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Cocaine, Heroin, and LSD Are Now Decriminalized in Oregon Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/february/01/cocaine-heroin-and-lsd-are-now-decriminalized-in-oregon/

As of Monday, possessing small quantities of cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, MDMA, psilocybin, methadone, or oxycodone is no longer punishable by prison time and thousands of dollars in fines in Oregon.

A Monday KDRV-TV of Medford, Oregon, article explains that the change in law, brought about by voters approving state Measure 110 in November, means that Oregon “is now the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize simple possession of virtually all drugs.” Criminalization of a wide variety of drugs came into effect throughout America during the twentieth century.

In November, Jacob Sullum discussed in a Reason article the legal changes that the ballot measure would bring about. Sullum wrote in part:
While marijuana is already legal in Oregon, Measure 110 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level possession of drugs that Oregon continues to ban, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin. The initiative, dubbed the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, reclassifies personal possession of controlled substances, currently a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $6,250, as a Class E violation punishable by a $100 fine. The initiative's supporters estimate that it will reduce drug possession arrests by more than 90 percent.

Drug users can avoid fines by completing a "health assessment" at an "addiction recovery center." The initiative says the assessment should "prioritize the self-identified needs of the client" and refer him to appropriate services. Under Measure 110, the state will use marijuana tax revenue and savings on correctional costs to pay for expanded drug treatment.
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Biden Administration Officials Working on Requiring Coronavirus Tests for Domestic Air Travelers http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/january/27/biden-administration-officials-working-on-requiring-coronavirus-tests-for-domestic-air-travelers/

Joe Biden hit the ground running in his effort to use his presidential powers to ensure traveling in America is tedious, demeaning, and uncomfortable.

On Biden’s second day in office, he signed an executive order mandating travelers wear masks on all modes of public transportation — airplanes, trains, buses, etc. As if in a cruel joke, the executive order starts off with “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered …”.

Now comes word that Biden administration officials are planning a mandate that, for anyone to travel by airplane in America, he must first have a long stick stuck up his nose to undergo notoriously inaccurate testing for if he is infected with coronavirus.

Read here the sad details of the planned testing mandate related in a Tuesday Reuters article by David Shepardson.

A coronavirus testing requirement already exists for international travelers. Shepardson notes in the article that as of Tuesday the United States government made a coronavirus test negative result a prerequisite for travel to America for “nearly all international air travelers aged 2 and older.”

Also discussed in the article is the likelihood of the US government requiring people arriving in America from abroad, including American citizens and permanent residents, to quarantine upon arrival even though they are not sick. The article concludes with this statement from Acting Secretary of State Ian Brownlee that demonstrates disdain for Americans’ rights, including the right to travel:
Brownlee said the 'main message to U.S. citizens considering travel abroad remains the same: Seriously reconsider going overseas right now. If you're overseas right now, it's going to be harder to come home for a while.'
The land of the free and the home of the brave is more and more becoming the land of the imprisoned and the home of the bullied.]]>
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Truth Slips Out in Coronavirus Vaccine Deaths ‘Fact Check’? Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/february/17/truth-slips-out-in-coronavirus-vaccine-deaths-fact-check/

The big money media that have been working for a year to stir up maximum fear of coronavirus have been taking the opposite tack regarding coronavirus vaccines. These experimental vaccines, which are not even vaccines under the normal understanding of what qualifies as a vaccine, rushed to the public without the regular testing, the big money media insists, are safe and should be taken by everyone.

Yet, even in this Pollyanna coverage of the experimental vaccines, occasionally the truth slips out.

On February 3, ABC News ran an article by Stephanie Widmer titled “Fact-check: No link between COVID-19 vaccines and those who die after receiving them.” The main thrust of the article is that all the people who die after taking the experimental coronavirus vaccines would have died anyway: The vaccine never caused the death no matter how soon the death occurred after a person received a shot or how out of the blue and strange the circumstances of the death. The deaths are all just a coincidence, the article suggests. Plenty of people — around 8,000 people according to the article — die each day in America, you know.

This seems like some fanciful thinking. And the thinking is the opposite of the thinking employed in attributing deaths to coronavirus. With coronavirus, the presumption generally employed by government and big money media in America is that coronavirus is the killer if a person who tested positive for coronavirus dies, no matter what other health problems he had and irrespective of coronavirus tests producing many false positive results.

Still, there is some value in this ABC News article for people not interested in reading yet another big money media article promoting everyone having an experimental vaccine injected into his arm. Around halfway through the article is a sentence that suggests something much less fanciful to explain the conclusion that the experimental coronavirus vaccines kill nobody. The article states. “Every time someone gets sick or dies shortly after getting a vaccine, government agencies investigate to ensure there's no link.” Is this the truth slipping out?

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Biden Removes ‘We the People’ Petitioning From White House Website Eric Garris http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/february/16/biden-removes-we-the-people-petitioning-from-white-house-website/

It appears that the "We the People" petition system has been taken off the White House website. Here is an archive of what it looked like before Biden took office.

The system has been around for many years. At any given time, hundreds of petitions were active. If you get 100,000 signatures, the White House is supposed to give an answer. You may remember that there was an active “Free Assange” petition that the Obama Administration was obligated to answer (and gave a bad answer).

When Trump took office, he briefly discontinued it but put it back up after a media uproar.

Now it appears the Biden White House has removed it. The website used to be here:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov

This URL, as well as URLs for all currently-active petitions, just forward to the White House front page. I explored the website and could not find any mention of it. The link used to appear in both the “Contact” and “Get Involved” links, but it is gone from both.

I have seen nothing about this in the media. When I Google “White House Petition System Down” and other similar searches, I only get 4-year-old articles about the time that Trump temporarily disabled it.

Wikipedia says that the system was taken down the day Biden took office: On January 20 2021, the day the Inauguration of Joe Biden took place, the website’s address started redirecting to the White House’s website home address.

This is a terrible event, and it must be publicized, and Biden must be made to reverse this decision.

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While State Governments are Ending Their Mask Mandates, President Biden Is Going Full Mask Tyrant Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/february/13/while-state-governments-are-ending-their-mask-mandates-president-biden-is-going-full-mask-tyrant/

This week, statewide mask mandates terminated in two states — Iowa and Montana.

While state governments were giving the OK for ditching masks, President Joe Biden was telling reporters Thursday at the National Institutes of Health that people should keep wearing masks until at least next year, claiming that doing so “can save lives, a significant number of lives.”

This declaration came in muffled words and heavy breathing through at least two masks while Biden, standing behind a podium, acknowledged he was more than ten feet from anyone.

Biden made this claim of masks’ life-saving ability despite the facts that regular mask wearing does have negative health consequences and that it has not been established that mask wearing provides any net protection against coronavirus infection.

Biden is not just recommending that people wear masks. The Biden administration has already rolled out in its first three weeks sweeping countrywide mask mandates. Mask wearing is now mandated across the country — via executive branch fiat — for people in many circumstances related to public transportation and even when just in a taxi or ride share vehicle and for people who are in a US government building or on US government land.

And the plan is for these US government mask mandates to be enforced harshly. As James Bovard wrote in a recent article, for example, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy calls for monitoring both if people are wearing masks and if people are wearing the right kinds of masks in the right way, with fines of up to 1,500 dollars imposed on individuals who TSA determines have not adequately complied.

It looks like Americans are set to suffer tag team mask tyranny. As state governments remove authoritarian mask mandates, the US government is stepping in to ensure freedom remains suppressed.
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Responds to being Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/february/11/robert-f-kennedy-jr-responds-to-being-kicked-off-instagram/

Earlier, I wrote about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the founder and chairman of Children’s Health Defense being kicked off Facebook-owned social media website Instagram on Thursday, purportedly because he posted misinformation related to coronavirus vaccines.

Here is an update: Kennedy has written a strong response to the removal, discussing the nature of his posts at Instagram, relating the debate stifling effect of Instagram’s action, and pointing to the fact that both he and Informed Consent Action Network founder Del Bigtree were removed from Instagram just 15 minutes before they were to air a webinar featuring doctors and other individuals discussing matters related to coronavirus vaccines.

In his statement Kennedy writes:
Every statement I put on Instagram was sourced from a government database, from peer-reviewed publications and from carefully confirmed news stories. None of my posts were false. Facebook, the pharmaceutical industry and its captive regulators use the term ‘vaccine misinformation’ as a euphemism for any factual assertion that departs from official pronouncements about vaccine health and safety, whether true or not.
Further, states Kennedy, “the mainstream media and social media giants are imposing a totalitarian censorship to prevent public health advocates, like myself, from voicing concerns and from engaging in civil informed debate in the public square.” That assessment is in line with my take in my earlier article.

Regarding the timing of Kennedy and Bigtree’s removal from Instagram, Kennedy writes:
Instagram deplatformed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and HighWire host, Del Bigtree, just 15 minutes before they were to air the webinar, ‘COVID Vaccine on Trial, If You Only Knew’ highlighting COVID concerns, injuries, mechanisms and other facts from four MDs, several Ph.D.s and leaders from the vaccine-injured community. COVID-19 vaccines use novel technology never before used in a human population. With that comes great unknown risks. The people of the world deserve to have this crucial information to protect their health and that of their children.
Read Kennedy’s complete statement here.]]>
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Coronavirus Crackdown Claims Another Free Speech Victim: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/february/11/coronavirus-crackdown-claims-another-free-speech-victim-robert-f-kennedy-jr-kicked-off-instagram/ Instagram bans Robert F. Kennedy Jr. over COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.” Misinformation? Not really. What Kennedy has been providing is information different from what government, along with big money media and social media have been pushing over the last year in America — the long-time fearmongering concerning coronavirus and praising of coronavirus crackdowns, as well as the recent incessant promoting that everyone should take the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Kennedy, and his Children’s Health Defense organization have been relentlessly countering the government, media, and social media propaganda related to both coronavirus and the extreme and dangerous government policies undertaken in the name of countering coronavirus over the last year.

Watch here Kennedy taking on the coronavirus fearmongering and crackdown, as well as the national security state, in an August 14, 2020 interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report:



The removal of Kennedy from Instagram is part of a program taking place over the last few years of increasingly restricting who can speak and what can be said at major social media websites. If Kennedy is treated as many other people, including even just last month then-President Donald Trump, other large social media companies will fall in line to ban him as well. Potentially, as has happened to competing social media companies Parler and Gab and individuals such as Alex Jones and their related entities, other companies, such as internet services providers, mail list managers, and banks, will cut off services to Kennedy and entities related to him as well.

Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI) summed up in a Wednesday RPI email update what we are seeing in America as the “continuing merger of social media with government with the goal of silencing all dissidents outside the extreme center.” This development, along with others, McAdams wrote, indicate that “it appears increasingly likely that the total state is here and it is intent on flexing its muscles.” (You can sign up for RPI email updates here.)]]>
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UC Berkeley’s Prison-like Dorms Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/february/10/uc-berkeley-s-prison-like-dorms/

This has been a terrible school year for many students at college campuses across America due to draconian restrictions imposed in the name of countering coronavirus that poses very little risk of major sickness or death for young adults. At the University of California, Berkeley, restrictions imposed on students at dormitories have become so severe that dorm life seems very much like prison life.

Joshua Bote describes the situation at Berkeley dorms in a Tuesday San Francisco Chronicle article. He relates that the dorms now feature police monitoring halls, frequent ID card inspections, and the requirement that residents stay in their rooms except “to obtain a COVID-19 test or medical care (including mental health care), use the bathroom or grab food from the dining halls.”

Read Bote’s complete article here.

The food at Berkeley’s dining halls must be better than the food at many American prisons, so at least the dorm residents have that going for them.]]>
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Biden to Continue Seeking Extradition of Julian Assange Dave DeCamp http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/february/09/biden-to-continue-seeking-extradition-of-julian-assange/

The Biden Administration will continue to seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said on Tuesday. This means the US will continue to challenge the decision of Vanessa Baraitser, the UK judge who ruled against the extradition, citing the risk of Assange committing suicide if he ends up in a US supermax prison.

“We continue to seek his extradition,” said Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi, according to Reuters. Baraitser made her decision on January 4th, and the US formally appealed the ruling on January 15th. The appeal process could take months, and Assange is still being held in London’s Belmarsh prison.

The Trump Administration indicted Assange on 17 counts of espionage and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime. If extradited, Assange could face up to 175 years in prison for exposing US war crimes.

While Baraitser ultimately ruled against the extradition, she sided with the US prosecution team in her ruling and said the US would be justified to put Assange on trial for espionage. But Assange used standard journalistic practices to obtain the leaks he was indicted for, something many human rights groups, journalist organizations, and UN officials have pointed out.

With the change in US administrations, Assange supporters appealed to President Biden to drop the charges against the WikiLeaks founder. More than 20 organizations sent a letter to Biden’s Justice Department calling for the release of Assange.

“The indictment of Mr. Assange threatens press freedom because much of the conduct described in the indictment is conduct that journalists engage in routinely — and that they must engage in in order to do the work the public needs them to do,” the letter reads. Signatories to the letter include the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Reporters Without Borders.

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Everyone Should Take the Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines? Dr. Joseph Mercola Says No. Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/february/03/everyone-should-take-the-experimental-coronavirus-vaccines-dr-joseph-mercola-says-no/
Then, in January, Fauci, who is director of the United States government’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as well as the go-to guy for much of the media for all things coronavirus, told reporters that taking the second shot caused him to be “knocked out” for about 24 hours. As I wrote in a January 22 article, Fauci thus revealed he had joined the long list of people incapacitated by the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots he has been urging everyone to take.

Twenty-four hours of incapacitation is a big deal. Indeed, it is worse than the coronavirus-related sickness many people have said they experienced — sickness the experimental vaccines are promoted as protecting against. But, for a significant portion of individuals who have taken one or both shots of the experimental coronavirus vaccines, their reported adverse effects have been much greater.

A new article at lewrockwell.com by Joseph Mercola, a doctor who writes regularly regarding health issues, provides a good rundown of some of the dire side effects people are reporting experiencing after taking experimental coronavirus vaccines and several suspicious waves of deaths (including at a New York nursing home that I wrote about in January) that have come with vaccinations. Mercola’s article also provides reasons to question whether drug makers have tested and reported on the experimental vaccines in a manner that would reveal the extent of danger for people taking the vaccines.

Mercola argues in his article that people should not just follow Fauci’s recommendation that everyone take the experimental vaccines. Instead, Mercola urges people to inform themselves and make their own determinations on the matter. Mercola concludes his article with this message:
To avoid becoming a sad statistic, I urge you to review the science very carefully before making up your mind about this experimental gene therapy. Also remember that the lethality of COVID-19 is actually surprisingly low. It’s lower than the flu for those under the age of 60.

If you’re under the age of 40, your risk of dying from COVID-19 is just 0.01%, meaning you have a 99.99% chance of surviving the infection. And you could improve that to 99.999% if you’re metabolically flexible, insulin sensitive, and vitamin D replete.

So, really, what are we protecting against with a COVID-19 vaccine? These mRNA vaccines aren’t even designed to prevent infection, only reduce the severity of symptoms. Meanwhile, they could potentially make you sicker once you’re exposed to the virus, and/or cause persistent serious side effects such as those reviewed above.

While I won’t tell anyone [what] to do, I would urge you to take the time to review the science and weigh the potential risks and benefits based on your individual situation before you make a decision that you may regret for the rest of your life, which can actually be shortened with this vaccine.
Read Mercola’s complete article here.

One important point Mercola makes in this conclusion of his article is that there are things people can do other than taking an experimental vaccine to guard against danger from coronavirus and other health threats. In a September interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report, Mercola provided more detail about such actions people can take. Mercola also discussed in the interview a Stop Covid Cold website he had created that provides information to help people examine both their risk related to coronavirus and ways they can improve their immune systems.

You can watch that interview here:

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Cocaine, Heroin, and LSD Are Now Decriminalized in Oregon Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/february/01/cocaine-heroin-and-lsd-are-now-decriminalized-in-oregon/

As of Monday, possessing small quantities of cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, MDMA, psilocybin, methadone, or oxycodone is no longer punishable by prison time and thousands of dollars in fines in Oregon.

A Monday KDRV-TV of Medford, Oregon, article explains that the change in law, brought about by voters approving state Measure 110 in November, means that Oregon “is now the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize simple possession of virtually all drugs.” Criminalization of a wide variety of drugs came into effect throughout America during the twentieth century.

In November, Jacob Sullum discussed in a Reason article the legal changes that the ballot measure would bring about. Sullum wrote in part:
While marijuana is already legal in Oregon, Measure 110 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level possession of drugs that Oregon continues to ban, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin. The initiative, dubbed the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, reclassifies personal possession of controlled substances, currently a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $6,250, as a Class E violation punishable by a $100 fine. The initiative's supporters estimate that it will reduce drug possession arrests by more than 90 percent.

Drug users can avoid fines by completing a "health assessment" at an "addiction recovery center." The initiative says the assessment should "prioritize the self-identified needs of the client" and refer him to appropriate services. Under Measure 110, the state will use marijuana tax revenue and savings on correctional costs to pay for expanded drug treatment.
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Biden Administration Officials Working on Requiring Coronavirus Tests for Domestic Air Travelers http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2021/january/27/biden-administration-officials-working-on-requiring-coronavirus-tests-for-domestic-air-travelers/

Joe Biden hit the ground running in his effort to use his presidential powers to ensure traveling in America is tedious, demeaning, and uncomfortable.

On Biden’s second day in office, he signed an executive order mandating travelers wear masks on all modes of public transportation — airplanes, trains, buses, etc. As if in a cruel joke, the executive order starts off with “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered …”.

Now comes word that Biden administration officials are planning a mandate that, for anyone to travel by airplane in America, he must first have a long stick stuck up his nose to undergo notoriously inaccurate testing for if he is infected with coronavirus.

Read here the sad details of the planned testing mandate related in a Tuesday Reuters article by David Shepardson.

A coronavirus testing requirement already exists for international travelers. Shepardson notes in the article that as of Tuesday the United States government made a coronavirus test negative result a prerequisite for travel to America for “nearly all international air travelers aged 2 and older.”

Also discussed in the article is the likelihood of the US government requiring people arriving in America from abroad, including American citizens and permanent residents, to quarantine upon arrival even though they are not sick. The article concludes with this statement from Acting Secretary of State Ian Brownlee that demonstrates disdain for Americans’ rights, including the right to travel:
Brownlee said the 'main message to U.S. citizens considering travel abroad remains the same: Seriously reconsider going overseas right now. If you're overseas right now, it's going to be harder to come home for a while.'
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Truth Slips Out in Coronavirus Vaccine Deaths ‘Fact Check’? Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/february/17/truth-slips-out-in-coronavirus-vaccine-deaths-fact-check/

The big money media that have been working for a year to stir up maximum fear of coronavirus have been taking the opposite tack regarding coronavirus vaccines. These experimental vaccines, which are not even vaccines under the normal understanding of what qualifies as a vaccine, rushed to the public without the regular testing, the big money media insists, are safe and should be taken by everyone.

Yet, even in this Pollyanna coverage of the experimental vaccines, occasionally the truth slips out.

On February 3, ABC News ran an article by Stephanie Widmer titled “Fact-check: No link between COVID-19 vaccines and those who die after receiving them.” The main thrust of the article is that all the people who die after taking the experimental coronavirus vaccines would have died anyway: The vaccine never caused the death no matter how soon the death occurred after a person received a shot or how out of the blue and strange the circumstances of the death. The deaths are all just a coincidence, the article suggests. Plenty of people — around 8,000 people according to the article — die each day in America, you know.

This seems like some fanciful thinking. And the thinking is the opposite of the thinking employed in attributing deaths to coronavirus. With coronavirus, the presumption generally employed by government and big money media in America is that coronavirus is the killer if a person who tested positive for coronavirus dies, no matter what other health problems he had and irrespective of coronavirus tests producing many false positive results.

Still, there is some value in this ABC News article for people not interested in reading yet another big money media article promoting everyone having an experimental vaccine injected into his arm. Around halfway through the article is a sentence that suggests something much less fanciful to explain the conclusion that the experimental coronavirus vaccines kill nobody. The article states. “Every time someone gets sick or dies shortly after getting a vaccine, government agencies investigate to ensure there's no link.” Is this the truth slipping out?

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Biden Removes ‘We the People’ Petitioning From White House Website Eric Garris http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/february/16/biden-removes-we-the-people-petitioning-from-white-house-website/

It appears that the "We the People" petition system has been taken off the White House website. Here is an archive of what it looked like before Biden took office.

The system has been around for many years. At any given time, hundreds of petitions were active. If you get 100,000 signatures, the White House is supposed to give an answer. You may remember that there was an active “Free Assange” petition that the Obama Administration was obligated to answer (and gave a bad answer).

When Trump took office, he briefly discontinued it but put it back up after a media uproar.

Now it appears the Biden White House has removed it. The website used to be here:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov

This URL, as well as URLs for all currently-active petitions, just forward to the White House front page. I explored the website and could not find any mention of it. The link used to appear in both the “Contact” and “Get Involved” links, but it is gone from both.

I have seen nothing about this in the media. When I Google “White House Petition System Down” and other similar searches, I only get 4-year-old articles about the time that Trump temporarily disabled it.

Wikipedia says that the system was taken down the day Biden took office: On January 20 2021, the day the Inauguration of Joe Biden took place, the website’s address started redirecting to the White House’s website home address.

This is a terrible event, and it must be publicized, and Biden must be made to reverse this decision.

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While State Governments are Ending Their Mask Mandates, President Biden Is Going Full Mask Tyrant Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/february/13/while-state-governments-are-ending-their-mask-mandates-president-biden-is-going-full-mask-tyrant/

This week, statewide mask mandates terminated in two states — Iowa and Montana.

While state governments were giving the OK for ditching masks, President Joe Biden was telling reporters Thursday at the National Institutes of Health that people should keep wearing masks until at least next year, claiming that doing so “can save lives, a significant number of lives.”

This declaration came in muffled words and heavy breathing through at least two masks while Biden, standing behind a podium, acknowledged he was more than ten feet from anyone.

Biden made this claim of masks’ life-saving ability despite the facts that regular mask wearing does have negative health consequences and that it has not been established that mask wearing provides any net protection against coronavirus infection.

Biden is not just recommending that people wear masks. The Biden administration has already rolled out in its first three weeks sweeping countrywide mask mandates. Mask wearing is now mandated across the country — via executive branch fiat — for people in many circumstances related to public transportation and even when just in a taxi or ride share vehicle and for people who are in a US government building or on US government land.

And the plan is for these US government mask mandates to be enforced harshly. As James Bovard wrote in a recent article, for example, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy calls for monitoring both if people are wearing masks and if people are wearing the right kinds of masks in the right way, with fines of up to 1,500 dollars imposed on individuals who TSA determines have not adequately complied.

It looks like Americans are set to suffer tag team mask tyranny. As state governments remove authoritarian mask mandates, the US government is stepping in to ensure freedom remains suppressed.
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Responds to being Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/february/11/robert-f-kennedy-jr-responds-to-being-kicked-off-instagram/

Earlier, I wrote about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the founder and chairman of Children’s Health Defense being kicked off Facebook-owned social media website Instagram on Thursday, purportedly because he posted misinformation related to coronavirus vaccines.

Here is an update: Kennedy has written a strong response to the removal, discussing the nature of his posts at Instagram, relating the debate stifling effect of Instagram’s action, and pointing to the fact that both he and Informed Consent Action Network founder Del Bigtree were removed from Instagram just 15 minutes before they were to air a webinar featuring doctors and other individuals discussing matters related to coronavirus vaccines.

In his statement Kennedy writes:
Every statement I put on Instagram was sourced from a government database, from peer-reviewed publications and from carefully confirmed news stories. None of my posts were false. Facebook, the pharmaceutical industry and its captive regulators use the term ‘vaccine misinformation’ as a euphemism for any factual assertion that departs from official pronouncements about vaccine health and safety, whether true or not.
Further, states Kennedy, “the mainstream media and social media giants are imposing a totalitarian censorship to prevent public health advocates, like myself, from voicing concerns and from engaging in civil informed debate in the public square.” That assessment is in line with my take in my earlier article.

Regarding the timing of Kennedy and Bigtree’s removal from Instagram, Kennedy writes:
Instagram deplatformed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and HighWire host, Del Bigtree, just 15 minutes before they were to air the webinar, ‘COVID Vaccine on Trial, If You Only Knew’ highlighting COVID concerns, injuries, mechanisms and other facts from four MDs, several Ph.D.s and leaders from the vaccine-injured community. COVID-19 vaccines use novel technology never before used in a human population. With that comes great unknown risks. The people of the world deserve to have this crucial information to protect their health and that of their children.
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Coronavirus Crackdown Claims Another Free Speech Victim: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kicked off Instagram Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/february/11/coronavirus-crackdown-claims-another-free-speech-victim-robert-f-kennedy-jr-kicked-off-instagram/ Instagram bans Robert F. Kennedy Jr. over COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.” Misinformation? Not really. What Kennedy has been providing is information different from what government, along with big money media and social media have been pushing over the last year in America — the long-time fearmongering concerning coronavirus and praising of coronavirus crackdowns, as well as the recent incessant promoting that everyone should take the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Kennedy, and his Children’s Health Defense organization have been relentlessly countering the government, media, and social media propaganda related to both coronavirus and the extreme and dangerous government policies undertaken in the name of countering coronavirus over the last year.

Watch here Kennedy taking on the coronavirus fearmongering and crackdown, as well as the national security state, in an August 14, 2020 interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report:



The removal of Kennedy from Instagram is part of a program taking place over the last few years of increasingly restricting who can speak and what can be said at major social media websites. If Kennedy is treated as many other people, including even just last month then-President Donald Trump, other large social media companies will fall in line to ban him as well. Potentially, as has happened to competing social media companies Parler and Gab and individuals such as Alex Jones and their related entities, other companies, such as internet services providers, mail list managers, and banks, will cut off services to Kennedy and entities related to him as well.

Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI) summed up in a Wednesday RPI email update what we are seeing in America as the “continuing merger of social media with government with the goal of silencing all dissidents outside the extreme center.” This development, along with others, McAdams wrote, indicate that “it appears increasingly likely that the total state is here and it is intent on flexing its muscles.” (You can sign up for RPI email updates here.)]]>
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UC Berkeley’s Prison-like Dorms Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/february/10/uc-berkeley-s-prison-like-dorms/

This has been a terrible school year for many students at college campuses across America due to draconian restrictions imposed in the name of countering coronavirus that poses very little risk of major sickness or death for young adults. At the University of California, Berkeley, restrictions imposed on students at dormitories have become so severe that dorm life seems very much like prison life.

Joshua Bote describes the situation at Berkeley dorms in a Tuesday San Francisco Chronicle article. He relates that the dorms now feature police monitoring halls, frequent ID card inspections, and the requirement that residents stay in their rooms except “to obtain a COVID-19 test or medical care (including mental health care), use the bathroom or grab food from the dining halls.”

Read Bote’s complete article here.

The food at Berkeley’s dining halls must be better than the food at many American prisons, so at least the dorm residents have that going for them.]]>
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Biden to Continue Seeking Extradition of Julian Assange Dave DeCamp http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/february/09/biden-to-continue-seeking-extradition-of-julian-assange/

The Biden Administration will continue to seek the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said on Tuesday. This means the US will continue to challenge the decision of Vanessa Baraitser, the UK judge who ruled against the extradition, citing the risk of Assange committing suicide if he ends up in a US supermax prison.

“We continue to seek his extradition,” said Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi, according to Reuters. Baraitser made her decision on January 4th, and the US formally appealed the ruling on January 15th. The appeal process could take months, and Assange is still being held in London’s Belmarsh prison.

The Trump Administration indicted Assange on 17 counts of espionage and one count of conspiracy to commit a computer crime. If extradited, Assange could face up to 175 years in prison for exposing US war crimes.

While Baraitser ultimately ruled against the extradition, she sided with the US prosecution team in her ruling and said the US would be justified to put Assange on trial for espionage. But Assange used standard journalistic practices to obtain the leaks he was indicted for, something many human rights groups, journalist organizations, and UN officials have pointed out.

With the change in US administrations, Assange supporters appealed to President Biden to drop the charges against the WikiLeaks founder. More than 20 organizations sent a letter to Biden’s Justice Department calling for the release of Assange.

“The indictment of Mr. Assange threatens press freedom because much of the conduct described in the indictment is conduct that journalists engage in routinely — and that they must engage in in order to do the work the public needs them to do,” the letter reads. Signatories to the letter include the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Reporters Without Borders.

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Everyone Should Take the Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines? Dr. Joseph Mercola Says No. Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/february/03/everyone-should-take-the-experimental-coronavirus-vaccines-dr-joseph-mercola-says-no/
Then, in January, Fauci, who is director of the United States government’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as well as the go-to guy for much of the media for all things coronavirus, told reporters that taking the second shot caused him to be “knocked out” for about 24 hours. As I wrote in a January 22 article, Fauci thus revealed he had joined the long list of people incapacitated by the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots he has been urging everyone to take.

Twenty-four hours of incapacitation is a big deal. Indeed, it is worse than the coronavirus-related sickness many people have said they experienced — sickness the experimental vaccines are promoted as protecting against. But, for a significant portion of individuals who have taken one or both shots of the experimental coronavirus vaccines, their reported adverse effects have been much greater.

A new article at lewrockwell.com by Joseph Mercola, a doctor who writes regularly regarding health issues, provides a good rundown of some of the dire side effects people are reporting experiencing after taking experimental coronavirus vaccines and several suspicious waves of deaths (including at a New York nursing home that I wrote about in January) that have come with vaccinations. Mercola’s article also provides reasons to question whether drug makers have tested and reported on the experimental vaccines in a manner that would reveal the extent of danger for people taking the vaccines.

Mercola argues in his article that people should not just follow Fauci’s recommendation that everyone take the experimental vaccines. Instead, Mercola urges people to inform themselves and make their own determinations on the matter. Mercola concludes his article with this message:
To avoid becoming a sad statistic, I urge you to review the science very carefully before making up your mind about this experimental gene therapy. Also remember that the lethality of COVID-19 is actually surprisingly low. It’s lower than the flu for those under the age of 60.

If you’re under the age of 40, your risk of dying from COVID-19 is just 0.01%, meaning you have a 99.99% chance of surviving the infection. And you could improve that to 99.999% if you’re metabolically flexible, insulin sensitive, and vitamin D replete.

So, really, what are we protecting against with a COVID-19 vaccine? These mRNA vaccines aren’t even designed to prevent infection, only reduce the severity of symptoms. Meanwhile, they could potentially make you sicker once you’re exposed to the virus, and/or cause persistent serious side effects such as those reviewed above.

While I won’t tell anyone [what] to do, I would urge you to take the time to review the science and weigh the potential risks and benefits based on your individual situation before you make a decision that you may regret for the rest of your life, which can actually be shortened with this vaccine.
Read Mercola’s complete article here.

One important point Mercola makes in this conclusion of his article is that there are things people can do other than taking an experimental vaccine to guard against danger from coronavirus and other health threats. In a September interview with hosts Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Liberty Report, Mercola provided more detail about such actions people can take. Mercola also discussed in the interview a Stop Covid Cold website he had created that provides information to help people examine both their risk related to coronavirus and ways they can improve their immune systems.

You can watch that interview here:

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Cocaine, Heroin, and LSD Are Now Decriminalized in Oregon Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/february/01/cocaine-heroin-and-lsd-are-now-decriminalized-in-oregon/

As of Monday, possessing small quantities of cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, MDMA, psilocybin, methadone, or oxycodone is no longer punishable by prison time and thousands of dollars in fines in Oregon.

A Monday KDRV-TV of Medford, Oregon, article explains that the change in law, brought about by voters approving state Measure 110 in November, means that Oregon “is now the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize simple possession of virtually all drugs.” Criminalization of a wide variety of drugs came into effect throughout America during the twentieth century.

In November, Jacob Sullum discussed in a Reason article the legal changes that the ballot measure would bring about. Sullum wrote in part:
While marijuana is already legal in Oregon, Measure 110 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level possession of drugs that Oregon continues to ban, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin. The initiative, dubbed the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, reclassifies personal possession of controlled substances, currently a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $6,250, as a Class E violation punishable by a $100 fine. The initiative's supporters estimate that it will reduce drug possession arrests by more than 90 percent.

Drug users can avoid fines by completing a "health assessment" at an "addiction recovery center." The initiative says the assessment should "prioritize the self-identified needs of the client" and refer him to appropriate services. Under Measure 110, the state will use marijuana tax revenue and savings on correctional costs to pay for expanded drug treatment.
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Biden Administration Officials Working on Requiring Coronavirus Tests for Domestic Air Travelers http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2021/january/27/biden-administration-officials-working-on-requiring-coronavirus-tests-for-domestic-air-travelers/

Joe Biden hit the ground running in his effort to use his presidential powers to ensure traveling in America is tedious, demeaning, and uncomfortable.

On Biden’s second day in office, he signed an executive order mandating travelers wear masks on all modes of public transportation — airplanes, trains, buses, etc. As if in a cruel joke, the executive order starts off with “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered …”.

Now comes word that Biden administration officials are planning a mandate that, for anyone to travel by airplane in America, he must first have a long stick stuck up his nose to undergo notoriously inaccurate testing for if he is infected with coronavirus.

Read here the sad details of the planned testing mandate related in a Tuesday Reuters article by David Shepardson.

A coronavirus testing requirement already exists for international travelers. Shepardson notes in the article that as of Tuesday the United States government made a coronavirus test negative result a prerequisite for travel to America for “nearly all international air travelers aged 2 and older.”

Also discussed in the article is the likelihood of the US government requiring people arriving in America from abroad, including American citizens and permanent residents, to quarantine upon arrival even though they are not sick. The article concludes with this statement from Acting Secretary of State Ian Brownlee that demonstrates disdain for Americans’ rights, including the right to travel:
Brownlee said the 'main message to U.S. citizens considering travel abroad remains the same: Seriously reconsider going overseas right now. If you're overseas right now, it's going to be harder to come home for a while.'
The land of the free and the home of the brave is more and more becoming the land of the imprisoned and the home of the bullied.]]>
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