January 2020: The Richardson Studies Gazette: Current Events & Analysis

Fox won’t show abortion survivors’ Super Bowl ad but OKs drag queen commercial

…The organization declared on social media this week that over the past six months, it has struggled in its quest to have Fox clear a half-minute commercial for the big game. According to the petition, Faces of Choice was told by Fox executives that there were not any more slots available for 30-second ads during Super Bowl Sunday. “[B]ut we discovered that’s not true,” the petition reads. “There are ads spots still available.” — Christian Post

 

TikTok Permanently Bans [Pro-Life Channel] Over Unspecified ‘Community Guidelines Violations’

…Live Action had published “an educational video to our TikTok highlighting lives saved by our content & raising awareness of the importance of speaking out on abortion,” Director of External Affairs Alison Centofante said in a press release. The platform reportedly told Live Action around 2:30 p.m. that the video “violated community guidelines.” — The Daily Caller

Your Smart Vehicle is Recording Your Every Move

In early January, companies at the CES 2020 displayed their plans for making use of the surprising amounts of data gathered by newer model vehicles. Amazon, Intel, Qualcomm, and Blackberry were among the companies seeking partnerships with automakers who are also searching for methods to monetize the data gathered by their vehicles. — The Mind Unleashed

The Super Bowl’s Biggest Losers: The Boys and Girls Being Sold for Sex 20 Times a Day

This growing evil is, for all intents and purposes, out in the open. Trafficked children are advertised on the internet, transported on the interstate, and bought and sold in swanky hotels. — The Mind Unleashed

Bernie Sanders staffers endorse violent overthrow of capitalism, use of gulags, and other ‘extreme a

…”I’ve canvassed with someone who’s an anarchist, and with someone who’s a Marxist-Leninist,” Baird said. “So, we attract radical, truly radical people in the campaign … obviously that’s not outward-facing.” — The Blaze

 

 

“I’m In An Apocalypse” – New Accounts From Wuhan Detail Coronavirus Outbreak

…On Wednesday, the Epoch Times tweeted an interview with a Wuhan citizen, who says people in the outbreak areas “can’t get any medical treatments” nor “a diagnosis” because hospitals are overloaded with patients. He said people “sit and wait to die.” — ZeroHedge

 

No One Is Above The Law? Hillary Clinton Refuses To Be Served Tulsi Gabbard Lawsuit

…”I find it rather unbelievable that Hillary Clinton is so intimidated by Tulsi Gabbard that she won’t accept service of process,” Dunne told the New York Post, adding “But I guess here we are.” Dunne said their process server first attempted to effect service at Clinton’s house in Chappaqua on Tuesday afternoon — but was turned away by Secret Service agents. The agents directed the server to Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, who on Wednesday claimed at his Washington, DC, firm, Williams & Connolly, that he was unable to accept service on Clinton’s behalf, said Dunne. — ZeroHedge

Democrat Congressional Committee Demands Google Bury “Climate Misinformation”

The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has demanded Google demonetize climate skeptics, and provide education to millions of people who have been exposed to “dangerous misinformation”. — Watts Up With That

Gun Control Folly in D.C.

…The answer is very simple. People who are willing to murder people don’t give a hoot about gun-control laws. Why should they? If they get caught, prosecuted, and convicted of murder, they are going to have to serve a very long jail term, maybe even life in prison. They know that. What difference does it make if a judge adds another 5 years for violating some gun-control law? — Future of Freedom Foundation

 

Germany’s overdose of renewable energy

…Unfortunately, most of the time the actual amount of electricity produced is only a fraction of the installed capacity. Worse, on “bad days” it can fall to nearly zero. In 2016 for example there were 52 nights with essentially no wind blowing in the country. No Sun, no wind. Even taking “better days” into account, the average electricity output of wind and solar energy installations in Germany amounts to only about 17% of the installed capacity. — Asia Times

 

Impeachment: The Left’s Ultimate Weapon

To save “our democracy,” to which they pay tireless tribute, the impeachers want to ensure that the people, in a supposedly free election in 2020, are not allowed to make the same mistake they made in 2016 — Patrick Buchanan

 

Bernie Sanders Staffer Admits Campaign Attracts “Marxists, Leninists And Anarchists”

…”I’ve Canvassed with Someone Who’s an Anarchist, and with Someone Who’s a Marxist/Leninist. So, We Attract Radical, Truly Radical People in the Campaign…Obviously That’s Not Outward Facing,” said South Carolina field organizer, Mason Baird, who told a Project Veritas undercover operative — ZeroHedge

CNN’s Don Lemon Offers Lame Apology To ‘Illiterate Redneck’ Trump Supporters

CNN host Don Lemon offered an on-air apology after he mocked Trump supporters alongside guests Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali on Saturday – suggesting they’re illiterate rednecks while imitating southern accents. — ZeroHedge

 

The Rise of Smart Camera Networks, and Why We Should Ban Them

There’s widespread concern that video cameras will use facial recognition software to track our every public move. Far less remarked upon — but every bit as alarming — is the exponential expansion of “smart” video surveillance networks. Private businesses and homes are starting to plug their cameras into police networks, and rapid advances in artificial intelligence are investing closed-circuit television, or CCTV, networks with the power for total public surveillance. In the not-so-distant future, police forces, stores, and city administrators hope to film your every move — and interpret it using video analytics. — The Intercept

 

Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers

Ring isn’t just a product that allows users to surveil their neighbors. The company also uses it to surveil its customers. An investigation by EFF of the Ring doorbell app for Android found it to be packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable information (PII). Four main analytics and marketing companies were discovered to be receiving information such as the names, private IP addresses, mobile network carriers, persistent identifiers, and sensor data on the devices of paying customers. — Electronic Frontier Foundation

 

 

Congress Now Funding ‘Controversial’ Geoengineering ‘Plan B’ to Spray Particles in the Sky to Cool E

What could possibly go wrong? Before we go any further, it is important to point out to new readers that we are not a satire site. We are not a conspiracy theory site. The information you are about to read is factually accurate and 100% real despite the ostensible ‘skeptics’ who claim otherwise. — The Free Thought Project

 

Sweden and its Welfare State in Crisis

…At the same time, many children born in Sweden learn Swedish so poorly that they cannot really speak it, because there is not enough Swedish spoken in some preschools and grade schools. This change is unfolding at a rapid pace. — Gatestone Institute

 

“This Time I’m Petrified”: Virologist Who Helped Discover SARS Offers Chilling Take On Coronavirus O

We survived SARS, so we’ll survive this new outbreak, right? Not quite. One of the virologists who discovered SARS – which also originated from a coronavirus in China – paints a far more grim tale of the latest outbreak compared to what took place in 2003, according to Yahoo News. — ZeroHedge

A “Pro-Life Hero”? Trump Becomes First President To Speak At ‘March For Life’

…According to the Washington Post, in an unprecedented move, Trump is slated to become the first sitting American president to speak at the ‘March for Life’ – an annual rally in Washington that draws hundreds of thousands of anti-abortion activists. This despite the frequent criticism leveled at the president complaining that he doesn’t respect religion, despite having appointed two conservative justices to SCOTUS and hundreds more to the federal bench. — ZeroHedge

 

 

 

Ron Paul: The Impeachment Trial Of President Trump Is “Pure Politicking”

Former United States Hose of Representatives member and presidential candidate Ron Paul is not too impressed with the ongoing impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the US Senate. The impeachment trial is “pure politicking,“ declares Paul in a new interview at TRT World focused in the impeachment trial. — ZeroHedge

Soros Speaks Live From Davos, Slams “Conman, Narcisist” Trump

…Then, the billionaire democrat turned his attention to the “overheating” US economy, warning that it is only a matter of time before the economy boils over: *SOROS SAYS TRUMP TEAM HAS OVERHEATED ALREADY BUOYANT ECONOMY *SOROS: U.S. OVERHEATED ECONOMY `CAN’T BE KEPT BOILING TOO LONG’ Follow the rest of Soros’ speech courtesy of Bloomberg TV: — ZeroHedge

The Seditious Conspiracy To Overthrow Our Sitting President

Adam Schiff is a partisan hack who should face expulsion from the House for lies and ignorance of the Constitution. From Schiff and Nadler still pushing the Russian collusion hoax to his opening speech in the impeachment inquiry that he calls a parody, but most others called a lie, he has shown disrespect to both the rule of law and the Constitution. During the impeachment debacle in the House, he violated the right of free speech. He has closed-door investigations that were performed to be sure the information aligned with the progressive socialist talking points that Schiff so badly needed to advance the agenda. Surprisingly, in the end, nothing was found that was criminal or impeachable against our President. — All News Pipeline

Food Storage Feast-Online Course For Cooking With Long Term Storage Foods

Are you prepared and proactive? Store what you eat and eat what you store! Turn rice, beans, oats, wheat, freeze dried stuff into a steady supply of meals. — Chef Keith Snow

 

How Expansive is FBI Spying?

Cato Institute Research Fellow Patrick Eddington recently filed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to find out if the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever conducted surveillance of several organizations dealing with government policy, including my Campaign for Liberty. Based on the FBI’s response, Campaign for Liberty and other organizations, including the Cato institute and the Reason Foundation, may have been subjected to FBI surveillance or other data collection. — Ron Paul Institute

Fed’s Core Mission Now Includes Climate Change

The Fed, ECB, Bank of England, and Bank of Japan have now embraced climate change as part of their mission. — Mish Shedlock

China Releases Video Of World’s Largest Three-Engine Utility-Attack Drone

Chinese media is reporting that Chengdu-based Tengden Technology Co. has developed the world’s largest and first three-engine drone — took off from an airfield in southwest China late last week. — ZeroHedge

“Come And Take It”: Massive Virginia Gun Rights Rally Kicks Off In Richmond

Already, thousands of demonstrators have gathered both inside Capitol Square (where police have limited entrance points, creating long lines for demonstrators hoping to get in) and outside, where many wore camouflage and carried messages of support for President Trump while open carrying firearms. — ZeroHedge

How Much Have Americans Been Spied On By The Gov’t Since 2001? Sharyl Attkisson Provides The Ugly Tr

…Unfortunately, increasing surveillance on non-consenting Americans by a variety of entities seems to be the new norm thanks to new and unsafe technology being forcibly installed throughout our communities (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) and even on our homes. Activist Post reports about this regularly. For more information, visit our archives. — Activist Post

CBP Expands Facial Recognition for Global Entry Travelers

Over the last few years, Customs and Border Protection has been rolling out facial recognition programs at ports of entry across the country, including the nation’s international airports. Now, the agency is increasing the use of the technology for its optional Global Entry program. The Global Entry program allows frequent travelers who are considered “low risk” to bypass CBP officers and go directly to baggage claim after visiting a kiosk. To date, Global Entry at most airports consists of scanning the traveler’s passport and fingerprint at the machine before being cleared to enter the country. — NextGov

Think the Government Will Save You? Puerto Ricans Find Warehouse FULL of Emergency Supplies Stashed

Back in 2017, when the island territory was devastated by Hurricane Maria, loads of emergency supplies were sent to help residents who lost power, many for as long as a year after. But…those supplies were never distributed. Instead, water, food, and cots were stashed away in a warehouse ever since. Watch the video below, which has rightly gone viral. — The Organic Prepper

 

Virginia Gun Sales Soar As Dems Consider Draconian “Assault Weapons” Ban

Ever since Virginia’s Democrats retook the state assembly and Senate in November, Democratic Gov. Ralph “blackface” Northam and the legislature have been gearing up to pass a draconian gun control bill. Unsurprisingly, many Virginians feel strongly about preserving their second amendment rights, and the state has traditionally enforced a more permissive stance toward firearm ownership. But now, lawmakers are tossing around ideas like an “assault weapons ban” – language that has been criticized as vague and even nonsensical. Several moderate Democrats have even expressed reservations about supporting a sweeping gun-control bill if it includes the ban. — ZeroHedge

 

America Is The 4th Worst Abuser Of Biometric Privacy Rights In The World

…This really should not come as a surprise, because last year Comparitech revealed that American and Chinese cities lead the world in spying on their citizens. Last week, I wrote an article explaining how 2019 would go down as the year that facial recognition and corporate surveillance became commonplace in America. — MassPrivatel

 

Saudi Arabia Carried Out Record Number Of Executions In 2019

According to figures provided to ABC News, KSA executed 184 people last year, including 90 foreign nationals. The most common crime committed by the prisoners who were put to death was drug smuggling (82 were executed for smuggling narcotics) while 57 were executed on murder charges. — ZeroHedge

 

 

Turkey: Still among the World’s Worst Jailers of Journalists

“Pre-trial detention for hundreds of journalists has lasted for months and sometimes years before investigations are completed and the trials can begin.” — Gatestone Institute

HOW THE US RUNS IRAQ

What ever happened to Iraq? Is it not an independent country with a democratic government thanks to the 2003 US invasion? So says Washington. The murder of senior Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani suddenly shone a strobe light on ‘independent’ Iraq, and what we saw was not pretty. Welcome to the new Imperialism 101. — Eric Margolis

Illinois Becomes 20th State To Force Taxpayers To Foot Bill For Transgender Surgery

Far-left activists don’t just want Americans to approve of transgender ideology and to call people by preferred pronouns unmoored from biological sex — they also want to force taxpayers to foot the bill for dangerous experimental surgeries that leave people infertile and scarred for life. — PJ Media

Video From Outside Jeffrey Epstein’s Cell “No Longer Exists,” Government Says

..It should come as no surprise that so few people believe the official narrative as The Epoch Times’ Zachary Stieber reports that video footage from outside Jeffrey Epstein’s cell actually “no longer exists,” the government said in a new letter, less than a month after prosecutors initially said the footage wasn’t available, before quickly saying in an update that the footage had been found. — ZeroHedge

 

Virginia Wants to CLOSE Non-Govt. Gun Ranges and Create AMMO-FREE Zones

If you thought the law that would effectively ban semi-automatic weapons in Virginia was draconian, just wait. The General Assembly isn’t done trampling the Second Amendment yet. They have lots more potential felonies in store for gun owners. — The Organic Prepper

 

Transgender Trailblazer Legally Reclaims Original Sex

In a dramatic repudiation of the transgenderism movement and the industry that supports it, the request for the change came from James Shupe, an icon of transgender activism, who denounced the movement and the idea that one can change one’s sex as a fraud. “I’m saying my experience should very much serve as a cautionary tale, to everyone, from males like me with sexual paraphilias and false beliefs about being women, to the lawyers, doctors, judges, therapists, and lawmakers that allowed this whole sordid tale to happen,” Shupe told The Epoch Times via email. — The Epoch Times

 

Christians Beheaded for Christmas, The West Goes Back to Sleep

…Nigeria is experiencing an Islamist war of the extermination of Christians. So far, 900 churches in northern Nigeria have been destroyed by Boko Haram. U.S. President Donald J. Trump was informed that at least 16,000 Christians have been killed there since 2015. In one single Nigerian Catholic diocese, Maiduguri, 5,000 Christians were murdered. How much bigger and more extended must this war on Christians become before the West considers it a “genocide” and acts to prevent it? — Gatestone Institute

UCLA Professor Comes Clean On The Diversity Delusion: “Conservative Students Are Harassed, Stalked,

… The groups that “account for most of the underrepresentation among racial, gender, religious, and ideological groups in law teaching” are Republicans (both male and female), Protestants, and Catholics.[2] — ZeroHedge

 

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