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Cops Investigated Themselves, Found They Did Nothing Wrong When Dragging Paraplegic Man From Car By His Hair

By Matt Agorist
January 16th, 2022

Dayton, OH — As TFTP reported in September, Clifford Owensby of Dayton, Ohio learned the violent and oppressive lengths the American police state will go to enforce window tint extortion laws. Owensby, who had committed no crime, was targeted by police, assaulted, and then sent on his way because of the arbitrary darkness of his window tint. Days later, body camera footage was released by police, showing just how brutal cops are willing to be over the darkness of a man’s windows — and skin too.

Owensby filed a complaint with the Professional Standards Bureau of the Dayton Police Department (DPD), who launched an investigation in October. Now, after “investigating” themselves for the last three months, police have come to the conclusion that officers did nothing wrong.

The report from the investigation determined Owensby’s allegations that officers threatened violence and mocked him were “unfounded” in spite of their violence captured on video.

The officer’s “pulling of Mr. Owensby’s hair may have been visually offensive to some people, but in reality the hair-pulling was on the low end of the force spectrum and did not cause injury,” investigators found. “Mr. Owensby was removed to Grandview Medical Center where it was confirmed he was not injured during the incident.”

The officers faced no discipline in spite of turning off their body cameras and mocking Owensby which was recorded on a supervisor’s body camera. Investigators did, however, recommend more training as there is no policy in place that dealt with “how to best transport a disabled subject,” the review stated.

“I am always in favor or more training,” said James Willis, Owensby’s attorney. But in this case, he thinks the officers should have been terminated.

“I think the officers should be fired,” Willis said. “They are truly incompetent.”

The city’s mayor, Jeffrey J. Mims, released a statement Tuesday saying that residents “should feel that they are treated with dignity and respect, and I know that the incident between (Owensby) and Dayton Police fell short of that standard.”

Indeed, as the body camera footage of the incident is nothing short of disgusting.

Owensby’s nightmare started when he and his grandson were out running errands. As Owensby was driving down the street, harming no one, police targeted him for extortion because his window tint was at 20 percent. The interaction was captured on both body camera footage and cellphone footage.

As the video shows, an officer approaches the vehicle and tells the innocent father that his window tint is too dark before later demanding that he exit the vehicle so a drug dog and smell his car.

Owensby then explained to the officer that he couldn’t get out of the vehicle as he didn’t have his wheelchair and had gotten help getting in the car.

“I’m paraplegic,” Owensby says multiple times. “I got help getting in.”

“Well, I’ll help you get out,” the officer replies.

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Telegram Passes 1 Billion Users As People Seek Censorship Free Big Tech Alternatives


ARJUN WALIA
JANUARY 13, 2022

Telegram is a social media platform, currently known as a messaging app. It’s now passed 1 Billion downloads. Here at The Pulse, we’ve experienced a tremendous amount of censorship from Big Tech platforms like Facebook, for example.

We’ve been working in the field of “alternative media” since 2009. We are no stranger to censorship, even before COVID. We’ve been subjected to algorithm changes, Facebook “fake news” strikes that are clearly unwarranted, and much more.

Censorship has hindered our business model to the point where we now struggle to do what we do on a monthly basis and sustain ourselves. Because of censorship, we and many others have created accounts on other platforms. We are a limited team, so we can only manage so many accounts at once.

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Where do mainstream media outlets get their funding from? Mostly big corporations or wealthy billionaires – and sometimes governments. This can produce massive conflicts of interest in what comes out of mainstream media coverage. This is why some information is presented in a specific light, while other information is completely ignored and even ridiculed.

1 Million + People Download Study Showing Heavy Aluminum Deposits In Autistic Brains

ARJUN WALIA
JANUARY 14, 2022

  • The Facts: A landmark paper published in 2018 showing high amounts of aluminum in autistic brains has now been downloaded more than 1 million times.
  • Reflect On: Why is it taboo to present science that calls into question and threatens the safety profile of certain medicines? Can science be openly practiced today with the enormous control the industry has over federal health regulatory agencies as well as academia?

In 2018, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Keele University Christopher Exley, who is considered one of the world’s leading experts in aluminum toxicology, published a paper in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine & Biology showing very high amounts of aluminum in the brain tissues of people with autism.

Exley has examined more than 100 brains, and the aluminum content in these people is some of the highest he has ever seen and raises new questions about the role of aluminum in the etiology of autism. Five people were used in the study, comprising of four males and one female, all between the ages of 14-50. Each of their brains contained what the authors considered unsafe and high amounts of aluminum compared to brain tissues of patients with other diseases where high brain aluminum content is common, like Alzheimer’s disease, for example.

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It’s now been downloaded by more than 1 million people. Below is an Instagram post Exley shared in 2020, but he has since deleted his account.

Here is a summary of the study’s main findings:

-All five individuals had at least one brain tissue with a “pathologically significant” level of aluminum, defined as greater than or equal to 3.00 micrograms per gram of dry brain weight (μg/g dry wt). (Dr. Exley and colleagues developed categories to classify aluminum-related pathology after conducting other brain studies, wherein older adults who died healthy had less than 1 μg/g dry wt of brain aluminum.)

-Roughly two-thirds (67%) of all the tissue samples displayed a pathologically significant aluminum content.

Aluminum levels were particularly high in the male brains, including in a 15-year-old boy with ASD who had the study’s single highest brain aluminum measurement (22.11 μg/g dry wt)—many times higher than the pathologically significant threshold and far greater than levels that might be considered as acceptable even for an aged adult.

-Some of the elevated aluminum levels rivaled the very high levels historically reported in victims of dialysis encephalopathy syndrome (a serious iatrogenic disorder resulting from aluminum-containing dialysis solutions).

-In males, most aluminum deposits were inside cells (80/129), whereas aluminum deposits in females were primarily extracellular (15/21). The majority of intracellular aluminum was inside non-neuronal cells (microglia and astrocytes).

-Aluminum was present in both grey matter (88 deposits) and white matter (62 deposits). (The brain’s grey matter serves to process information, while the white matter provides connectivity.)

-The researchers also identified aluminum-loaded lymphocytes in the meninges (the layers of protective tissue that surround the brain and spinal cord) and in similar inflammatory cells in the vasculature, furnishing evidence of aluminum’s entry into the brain “via immune cells circulating in the blood and lymph” and perhaps explaining how youth with ASD came to acquire such shockingly high levels of brain aluminum.

Following up this paper, Exely  published a paper titled “The role of aluminum adjuvants in vaccines raises issues that deserve independent, rigorous and honest science.” In their publication, they provide evidence for their position that “the safety of aluminium-based vaccine adjuvants, like that of any environmental factor presenting a risk of neurotoxicity and to which the young child is exposed, must be seriously evaluated without further delay, particularly at a time when the CDC is announcing a still increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, of 1 child in 54 in the USA.”

A paper where Exely was lead author, published in Nature titled “Aluminium in human brain tissue from donors without neurodegenerative disease: A comparison with Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and autism” shows aluminum content in brain tissue of patients with these diseases is significantly higher than healthy controls.

In the interview below, Exley answers a lot of questions, but the part that caught my attention was the following,

We have looked at what happens to the aluminum adjuvant when it’s injected and we have shown that certain types of cells come to the injection site and take up the aluminum inside them. You know, these same cells we also see in the brain tissue in autism. So, for the first time we have a link that honestly I had never expected to find between aluminum as an adjuvant in vaccines and that same aluminum potentially could be carried by those same cells across the blood brain barrier into the brain tissue where it could deposit the aluminum and produce a disease, Encephalopathy (brain damage), it could produce the more severe and disabling form of autism. This is a really shocking finding for us.

The interview is quite informative with regards to aluminum toxicology in general, but if you’re interested in the quote above, you can fast forward to the twelve minutes and thirty second mark. Here he address whether or not there’s a difference between ingested aluminum and injected aluminum.https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ju4-lKwQ4ak?feature=oembed

Is there a difference between ingested aluminum and injected aluminum?

There are many concerns being raised about aluminum in vaccines, and where that aluminum goes when it’s injected into the body. Multiple animal studies have now shown that when you inject aluminum, it may not exit the body and instead travel to distant organs and eventually ends up in the brain where it’s detectable 1-10 years after injection. When we take in aluminum from our food however, the body does a great job of getting rid of it.

This is key.

Dr. Christopher Shaw, a professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada explains,

When you inject aluminum, it goes into a different compartment of your body. It doesn’t come into that same mechanism of excretion. So, and of course it can’t because that’s the whole idea of aluminum adjuvants, aluminum adjuvants are meant to stick around and allow that antigen to be presented over and over and over again persistently, otherwise you wouldn’t put an adjuvant in in the first place. It can’t be inert, because if it were inert it couldn’t do the things it does. It can’t be excreted because again it couldn’t provide that prolonged exposure of the antigen to your immune system.

study published in BioMed Central (also cited in the study above)in 2013 found more cause for concern:

Intramuscular injection of alum-containing vaccine was associated with the appearance of aluminum deposits in distant organs, such as spleen and brain where they were still detected one year after injection. Both fluorescent materials injected into muscle translocated to draining lymph nodes (DLNs) and thereafter were detected associated with phagocytes in blood and spleen. Particles linearly accumulated in the brain up to the six-month endpoint; they were first found in perivascular CD11b+ cells and then in microglia and other neural cells. DLN ablation dramatically reduced the biodistribution. Cerebral translocation was not observed after direct intravenous injection, but significantly increased in mice with chronically altered blood-brain-barrier. Loss/gain-of-function experiments consistently implicated CCL2 in systemic diffusion of Al-Rho particles captured by monocyte-lineage cells and in their subsequent neurodelivery. Stereotactic particle injection pointed out brain retention as a factor of progressive particle accumulation…

The study went on to conclude that “continuously escalating doses of this poorly biodegradable adjuvant in the population may become insidiously unsafe.”

These authors followed up and published a study in 2015 that emphasized:

Evidence that aluminum-coated particles phagocytozed in the injected muscle and its draining lymph nodes can disseminate within phagocytes throughout the body and slowly accumulate in the brain further suggests that alum safety should be evaluated in the long term.

Furthermore, federal health regulatory agencies have not appropriately studied the aluminum adjuvants mechanisms of action after injection, it’s simply been presumed safe after more than 90 years of use in various vaccines.

These days, science is not science, and the industry has a big influence on what science gets attention, and what science remains unacknowledged. We’ve seen this happen with COVID, for example. Cardiologist and NHS consultant Dr. Aseem Malhotra appeared on GBN News speaking about an American Heart Association study. The study found an increase risk of heart problems after COVID vaccinations. He mentions that another study found the same issue, but the researchers won’t publish it in fear of losing funding from drug companies.

Something to think about.

Ralph Northam Pardons Democrat State Senator Jailed For Underage Sex Crimes in His Final Act as Virginia Governor

Cristina Laila
Published January 16, 2022

Governor Blackface-Klansman Ralph Northam pardoned a Democrat who was jailed for underage sex crimes in his final act as Virginia governor.

Northam pardoned Democrat state senator Joe Morrissey, who was charged for having a sexual relationship with his 17-year-old law firm receptionist.

In 2014, Morrissey, who was 57 years old at the time, was sentenced to 12 months in jail for engaging in sex acts with a 17-year-old.

Morrissey married his receptionist after she turned 18 and they now have four children.

Richmond Times-Dispatch reported:

Gov. Ralph Northam has pardoned Sen. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, for a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor related to his relationship with a 17-year-old law firm assistant who later became his wife.

Morrissey, then a delegate, was convicted in 2014. He and his wife, Myrna, are now raising four children.

Morrissey said he learned of the pardon on Thursday. Northam granted him what’s called a simple pardon.

“To say that I was extremely pleased with what the governor did would be, perhaps for me, the understatement of the 2022 General Assembly session,” he said.

“Most importantly, my wife is grateful,” he said.

And although their young children don’t understand a pardon yet, they’ll be grateful someday for the governor’s action, Morrissey said.

Teachers Across France Stage Mass Walkout Over Govt’s Ever-Changing COVID-19 Rules

Katabella Roberts
January 16th, 2022

Teachers across France staged a mass walkout this week in protest over the government’s ever-changing COVID-19 rules for those working in the education sector which they say fail to protect both staff and students.

The French Ministry of Education estimated that around 31 percent of all school teachers across the country took part in the strike on Thursday, 38 percent of whom worked in primary schools and nearly 24 percent in secondary schools.

A statement from the Mayor of Paris’ office said that in the capital city, roughly 58 percent of the teaching staff took part in the strike, and around 200 schools were forced to close, although trade and teachers unions put those figures much higher, at 75 percent.

The protests came as teachers across France are growing increasingly frustrated with the government’s ever-changing policies regarding the pandemic which has seen testing rules for children changed several times since the start of this year alone, oftentimes at the very last minute.

On top of that, educators say the government’s approach to the pandemic is failing to protect children or ensure replacement cover for teachers who are falling ill with the coronavirus. Unions are also calling on the government to provide more protective FFP2 face masks for staff as well as carbon dioxide monitors in classrooms so that they can ensure that they are sufficiently ventilated, as per The Guardian.

A protestor holds a placard reading “Exhausted directress” during a demonstration called by teachers’ unions to denounce new government measures against COVID-19, in Marseille, southern France, on Jan. 13, 2022. (Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite a surge in virus cases in schools across France, which have reached record highs of close to 370,000 new daily cases, the government has so far kept classes open and required all pupils in contact with an infected person to get tested three times.

“We had reached such a level of exasperation, tiredness, and anger that we didn’t have any other option but to organize a strike to send a strong message to the government,” union leader Elisabeth Allain-Moreno said.

On Monday, French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that the rules were changing yet again, telling  TV station France 2 that students would now be required to take three self-administered COVID-19 at home, which will be free, as opposed to having PCR or antigen tests and then two self-administered tests on day two and day four.

“This will have an effect on the queues [outside pharmacies],” Castex said.

Teachers and school personnel march during a demonstration called by teachers’ unions to denounce new government measures against COVID-19, in Marseille, southern France, on Jan. 13, 2022. (Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images)

But on Thursday, Snuipp-F.S.U., a leading union of elementary school personnel, criticized the government for allegedly updating the rules via the media as opposed to informing teachers beforehand.

“The prime minister’s televised speech ignoring the demands of personnel has once again demonstrated government contempt amplifying their anger and their mobilization,” SUNipp-FSU said.

“Once again, the protocol relief is announced in the media, and staff in schools must respond from this morning to family questions without any official instructions.”

The union stressed that the mass protests were not “a strike against the virus” but illustrated the growing frustrations among teachers, noting that the lack of replacements for sick teachers is adding extra pressure on the education system.

“Not only does the current protocol fail to protect students, staff, and their families but it also completely disorganizes the school,” SUNipp-FSU said. “Under current conditions, students cannot learn correctly.”

France has seen dozens of protests in recent months over the strict measures that have been put in place across the nation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The country has enforced a health pass, meaning that people have to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter restaurants, cafes, and bars, visit cinemas and use inter-regional trains.

A waiter wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus serves customers at the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, on July 12, 2021. (Michel Euler/AP Photo)

However, the government wants to enact a law by the middle of this month which would drop that health pass and stop unvaccinated people from being able to enter hospitality venues, essentially banning unvaccinated people from public life.

President Emmanuel Macron has been outspoken about his thoughts on those who refuse to get vaccinated and promised to make their lives miserable, which sparked backlash across the nation.

“I’m not for pissing off the French … Now the unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off. And so, we’re going to keep doing it, until the end. This is the strategy,” Macron said during an interview with Le Parisien earlier this month.

Macron added that while he “won’t send [unvaccinated people] to prison”, he “will make their lives more complicated and encourage people who refuse to get vaccinated to do so by “limiting as much as possible their access to activities in social life.”

“So we need to tell them—from Jan. 15, you will no longer be able to go to the restaurant. You will no longer be able to go for a coffee, you will no longer be able to go to the theatre. You will no longer be able to go to the cinema,” he said.

France is one of the most highly vaccinated countries in the world, with more than 90 percent of people aged 12 and older being fully vaccinated.

TUNING OUT FAKE NEWS: CNN’s Ratings Plummet To An Abysmal New Low

Jon Dougherty
January 14, 2022

CNN, which rose to prominence during the 1991 Gulf War as the first and, at the time, only 24-7 cable news channel, has collapsed to a shell of itself in terms of viewers three decades later.

Though the network has been shedding viewers since former President Donald Trump left office, new ratings show that CNN is barely making an impact, averaging just “548,000 viewers during the week of January 3, a steep 80 percent decline from the 2.7 million it averaged over the same period in 2021,” National Review reported.

“Some of that decline can be attributed to the drama of January 6 last year, which helped the cable news network attract more viewers than on any other day in its history. This year, CNN used the anniversary of the Capitol riot to try to replicate that success, hosting a show live from the Capitol grounds,” the outlet continued.

By comparison, Fox News finished ahead in the prime time categories, again, and even MSNBC outpaced CNN during the same period.

Fox averaged around 1.4 million viewers while MSNBC registered roughly 746,000 viewers over the period.

CNN is also far behind in terms of attracting the highly sought-after 25-54 year old demographic, drawing just 113,000 compared to Fox’s 223,000 and MSNBC’s even more dismal 88,000.

“Over the last year, the talent at CNN has endured a number of scandals. Chris Cuomo, one of the network’s most promoted and well-known anchors, was let go in December after a year of controversy marred by allegations of sexual misconduct against himself and his role in advising his brother — former New York governor Andrew Cuomo — when he faced similar allegations,” National Review reported.

Last month, top podcaster Joe Rogan went off on CNN, calling the network’s ratings “dogs**t” and blasting hosts as “f**kin’ propagandists.”

After detailing the allegations against now-fired CNN host Chris Cuomo, who was not forthright with the amount of assistance he provided his embattled brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who resigned amid sexual harassment claims, Rogan blasted the network for having “highly polarizing editorial personalities like [Brian] Stelter and Don Lemon.”

Rogan then claimed that CNN is “realizing that their ratings are dogs**t.”

“I personally, maybe this is just my bias, I want the news. I want objective news,” he said.

“I want someone to tell me what are the facts of what’s going on? And what’s happening? I don’t want your ideological slant. I don’t want this left-wing propaganda network, which is what CNN has become,” he added.

“The way I look at CNN now is so different than the way I looked at CNN 15-20 years ago. I used to look at them as like, this is how I get the news. This is unbiased, professional news,” he noted further.

“They’re going to tell me what’s happening in Pakistan and what’s happening in, you know, Mogadishu. These are the real journalists that are telling you the news,” Rogan added.

“Now, I look at them, I’m like, you f***in propagandists, like, what are you, the right arm of Pfizer? Like what are you doing? You know? It’s just a, I think there’s a market for real news. And it’s really hard to find that now. It’s really hard, especially outside of independent sources,” he added.

The previous month, reports noted that CNN was considering major talent shake-ups as ratings continued to tank.

Zero Hedge noted:

…Discovery chief David Zaslav – who is widely expected to assume stewardship of CNN after its merger with WarnerMedia is complete – has kept his public comments on the failing news network close [to] the vest. When asked by Deadline what he thinks will happen with honcho Jeff Zucker, Zaslav said “Jeff’s a good friend and I like him a lot.”

But according to Jon Nicosia – former Mediaite and IJR managing editor (and former breaking news editor at the DC Examiner) – CNN is going to revert to a 100% news channel, and a “good number” of CNN’s “talent/staff” will be fired as part of a major shakeup.

Fauci’s Finances Leaked – Multi-Millionaire Profited During Pandemic

Carmine Sabia
January 15, 2022

It appears that Dr. Anthony Fauci made a gigantic mistake when he crossed Republican Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, who has now shown the world the doctor’s financial information.

His financial records show that Dr. Fauci, who makes more than President Joe Biden annually and is the highest paid federal employee, and his wife, have a combined net worth of around $10 million, The Daily Mail reported.

Fauci’s salary is $434,312 annually, more than Biden’s $400,000, and his wife, Christine Grady, who works as the Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, rakes in $176,000 each year.

And it also showed that Fauci, who has headed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, and his wife, profited during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fauci’s records show that he and his wife were paid $13,298 to attend four galas and ceremonies – three of them virtual.

He was paid $5,000 to attend a ‘RFK Ripple of Hope’ virtual awards ceremony in December 2020; $1,600 to attend ‘An Evening of Hope’ virtual event in April 2020; and $1,500 to attend a ‘Prepared for Life’ virtual gala in October 2020. 

He was also reimbursed $5,198 for costs associated with his being awarded federal employee of the year and being given the Service to America medal, in October 2020.

The four events were listed under ‘gifts and travel reimbursements’. 

They also have an interest in an Italian restaurant in San Francisco, Jackson Fillmore Trattoria. The restaurant did not make them any money, however, the disclosures show. 

Fauci’s wife, Christine Grady, 69, is also still working full-time at the National Institutes of Health on an annual salary of $176,000. 

The senator who leaked Fauci’s financials had an altercation with him during a Senate hearing this week which also brought him to introduce legislation named for Fauci.

The “Fauci Act,” as it is being called, is being introduced by Republican Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall who wants to capitalize on a hot-mic moment Dr. Fauci had this week, The New York Post reported.

The bill, formally titled the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act, would also require the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to publish a list of government officials whose financial disclosures are not publicly available, according to multiple outlets. 

Marshall clashed with the White House chief medical adviser during a Senate hearing Tuesday after the senator asked Fauci: “Would you be willing to submit to Congress and the public a financial disclosure that includes your past and current investments?”

“My financial disclosure is public knowledge and has been so for the last 37 years or so,” the doctor, who called Marshall “so misinformed, it’s extraordinary,” said.

“We cannot find them. Our office cannot find them. Where would they be if they are public knowledge?” the senator said.

“It is totally accessible to you if you want it,” the doctor said.

“For the public? Is it accessible to the public?” the senator said.

“To the public, to the public!” Dr. Fauci said.

“Great, we look forward to reviewing it,” Sen. Marshall responded.

But after that Dr. Fauci muttered into the live mic, “What a moron! Jesus Christ!”

“Well, I think we were both very much in the moment,” the senator said to Fox News. “I did not take it personal one bit. I was more focused on the true facts. The fact that he had just lied to Congress.”

“And it takes the NIH, it takes this White House months to respond to any type of request for information, and then it’s redacted. It’s quite a game they’re playing. So I was shocked, I was shocked by his response, that he would lie to Congress again after he had already lied about the viral gain-of-function question that I asked him earlier,” the senator said.

Hidden in $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill is a Law Requiring “Kill Switches” in All New Cars and Excessive Crypto Legislation

By Matt Agorist

In November, the federal government passed a massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and, like all bills drafted by the federal government, politicians snuck in countless items that had nothing to do with “infrastructure.” One of the insidious additions to the bill makes it a felony if crypto traders don’t collect personal information on the hundreds or thousands of transactions they conduct every day.

The thread goes on

But this is just the beginning. This bill affects far more folks than just crypto traders. Deep within the bill, hidden under thousands of pages of government speak, is a little measure lawmakers are touting as the solution to drunk driving.

While no one thinks it is okay to endanger the lives of others on the road while driving drunk, under this measure, according to former US representative Bob Barr, government is mandating the installation of a “kill switch” on your vehicle.

As part of the passage of the infrastructure bill, it is now mandatory for auto manufacturers to install “safety” devices that “passively monitor the performance of a driver of a motor vehicle to accurately identify whether that driver may be impaired.”

By 2026 the kill switch will be mandated on every new car sold in the United States.

While everyone would like to stop DUIs, if we examine the language of the mandate, it becomes rather worrisome. In computer jargon, “passively” means that this system will always be monitoring the driver. It will have to monitor your normal driving habits to determine whether or not you are impaired.

As there are no set standards for idiosyncrasies behind the wheel, the idea of what and what doesn’t constitute “impaired” driving is entirely subjective. If impairment is detected, according to the legislation, vehicle operation will be “prevented or limited.”

The legislation also mentions monitoring the blood alcohol content of the driver, yet there is no detail on how this would be done. But perhaps the most worrisome aspect of this madness is that it will be an “open” system, containing at least one backdoor to allow authorized third parties to remotely access the system’s data at any time.

As Barr points out, 

This is a privacy disaster in the making, and the fact that the provision made it through the Congress reveals — yet again — how little its members care about the privacy of their constituents.

The lack of ultimate control over one’s vehicle presents numerous and extremely serious safety issues; issues that should have been obvious to Members of Congress before they voted on the measure.

For example, what if a driver is not drunk, but sleepy, and the car forces itself to the side of the road before the driver can find a safe place to pull over and rest? Considering that there are no realistic mechanisms to immediately challenge or stop the car from being disabled, drivers will be forced into dangerous situations without their consent or control.

On top of these privacy issues, it opens the door to unscrupulous police actions and warrantless searches. Will a driver’s algorithm be accessible by police just as a license plate can be read into their scanners? What about insurance companies? Will they have access to this data?

While many folks — in the “if you’re not breaking the law, you have nothing to worry about” crowd — are touting this as a means of protecting law-abiding citizens, exactly what constitutes “law abiding” is a shifting goalpost in the land of the free.

The slippery slope brought on by this mandate has far too many “what if” scenarios to even get into. But rest assured, “safety” will certainly take a back seat to the police state.

In typical American political fashion, this kill switch was not debated on the House or Senate floor — or anywhere for that matter. Instead, it was born in backroom deals and slipped in to the infrastructure bill whether you like it or not.

Source: The Free Thought Project

Ghislaine Maxwell Gives Up Battle to Keep Names of 8 Anonymous John Does in Sex Trafficking Operation Sealed

 Adam Wilson 
January 15th, 2022

While Ghislaine Maxwell’s highly publicized trial came to a close last month, where she was found guilty on 5 out of 6 charges, another legal battle is still happening to unseal the names of eight anonymous “John Doe’s” named in a civil lawsuit against Maxwell.  The right names are all allegedly high-profile individuals, ranging from politicians to business leaders and members of the royal family, one of whom is rumored to be Prince Andrew.  After fighting to keep the names sealed for months, Maxwell’s lawyers have given up on attempting to protect their identities.  The Daily Mail Reports

“Maxwell, who last month was found guilty of procuring girls for the late pedophile, had also previously opposed making the documents public, but now appears to have had a change of heart.

In a letter to Judge Preska Wednesday, Maxwell’s attorney Laura Menninger said her client will ‘leave it to the court’ to determine whether the names should be unsealed.

‘After careful review of the detailed objections submitted by [the eight Non-Party Does], counsel for Ghislaine Maxwell writes to inform the Court that she does not wish to further address those objections,’ the letter states.

‘Each of the listed Does has counsel who have ably asserted their own respective privacy rights. Ms. Maxwell, therefore, leaves it to this Court to conduct the appropriate review consistent with the Order and Protocol for Unsealing Decided Motions.”

Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs indicate that Bill Clinton was a frequent flyer on his private jet, with the Ex-President recording 26 separate trips on the plane.

In 2019, ABC News anchor Amy Robach admitted that the Epstein story was covered up by her network in part because of Epstein’s connection to the Clinton family.  “I’ve had this story for three years…ABC would not put it on the air. It was unbelievable…We had Clinton, We had everything…”  She said in a Project Veritas expose.

She says there is Clinton dirt involved (see our previous report on Bill Clinton below) that she had but was told to spike the story:

In August 2019, Investigative reporter Conchita Sarnoff blew the lid off of the case of Bill Clinton, who falsely stated he only flew on Epstein’s plane a few times.

Watch:https://www.youtube.com/embed/YL6soUcE_Vc?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

On May 27, the New York Post reported about an alleged affair between Bill Clinton and Maxwell.

The ex-president— who denies cheating on wife Hillary Clinton with Maxwell — reportedly engaged in the romps during overseas trips on Epstein’s private plane, a customized Boeing 727 that’s since become known as the “Lolita Express.”

The nation’s 42nd head of state also repeatedly sneaked out to visit Maxwell at her Upper East Side townhouse, as detailed in an exclusive excerpt from the “A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein,” book by Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper, that was released in June 2020.

GOP Senator Marshall Who Fauci Called a ‘Moron’ Gets the Last Laugh, Is Set to Introduce the ‘FAUCI Act’

Jack Davis, The Western Journal
Published January 14, 2022

A Republican senator from Kansas is taking aim at the secrecy surrounding the financial records of White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, which despite Fauci’s claims to the contrary remain largely hidden from public view.

GOP Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas will introduce the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals Act, or FAUCI Act, due to his concerns about the lack of transparency regarding Fauci’s records, according to The Hill.

The FAUCI Act would require the Office of Government Ethics website to list the pay and perks for administration officials such as Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The agency also would be required to provide a list of those paid by the government whose financial records are not public.

The proposed legislation is an outgrowth of Marshall’s clash with Fauci during a Senate hearing Tuesday in which Marshall criticized both Fauci’s $434,000 salary and the billions of dollars in federal research grants his agency awards with little fanfare or scrutiny, according to Politico.

“As the highest-paid employee in the entire federal government, would you be willing to submit to Congress and the public a financial disclosure that includes your past and current investments?” Marshall asked, noting that federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky discloses her investments, as do members of Congress.

“All you have to do is ask for it,” Fauci said. “You’re so misinformed, it’s extraordinary.”

Marshall said Fauci has inside knowledge that could benefit the doctor.

“There’s an air of appearance that maybe some shenanigans are going on,” Marshall said, adding that he believes such “is not the case.”

Fauci said the information Marshall seeks “is totally accessible to you if you want it.”

“We look forward to reviewing it,” Marshall said as Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, chairwoman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, cut off the exchange between Marshall and Fauci.

Then came the hot-mic comment that raised Marshall’s ire.

“What a moron,” Fauci said softly, according to multiple outlets. “Jesus Christ.”

Marshall later issued a statement.

“Calling me a moron during a Senate hearing may have alleviated the stress of the least trusted bureaucrat in America, but it didn’t take away from the facts,” Marshall said.

Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Ian Sams then criticized Marshall for criticizing Fauci, according to Politico.

“At a time when America is seeing rising COVID cases,” Sams said, “it’s disappointing and frankly unacceptable that Republican Senators chose to spend a hearing with the country’s leading public health experts spreading conspiracy theories and lies about Dr. Fauci, rather than how we protect people from COVID-19.”

Forbes contributor Andrew Andrzejewski investigated Fauci’s claims and said that as with many things related to the doctor, what Fauci said is neither total fiction nor the full truth.

Andrzejewski said existing public records available online do not show Fauci’s pay for any time since the 2020 federal fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2020.

“It’s not public what stocks and bonds Dr. Fauci bought and sold in 2020 or 2021, as he influenced Covid policies,” Andrzejewski  wrote.

“It’s not public what Fauci received – or didn’t receive – in royalties. (There are up to 1,000 current and former NIH scientists receiving royalties.) Each payment could be a potential conflict of interest.

“Yes, all this information resides with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), but isn’t ‘public knowledge,’ despite Dr. Fauci’s claims otherwise.”

Andrzejewski noted that vast amounts of information on Fauci – about 1,200 pages — remain in the hands of the National Institutes of Health despite a Freedom of Information proceeding by the nonprofit group Judicial Watch to kick loose the facts.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.