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CORTES: Welcome to Joe Biden’s American Carnage.


CORTES: Welcome to Joe Biden’s American Carnage.

August 17, 2021 Afghanistan, Analysis, inflation, Joe Biden, open borders, Vaccine No comments

In his Inaugural Address, President Donald J. Trump promised that the misery inflicted on everyday Americans by globalists, via constant war and economic abuse, would end with a new America First agenda. He pledged, “this American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” And stop it did, as Trump ended senseless wars and ushered in record-setting wage growth in 2019 before the CCP virus hit America like an epidemiological Pearl Harbor.

But now, under Joe Biden, the carnage begins anew, with astounding swiftness and scale, only months into his administration. Biden’s failures exceed even the most dire prognostications of his fiercest critics prior to him assuming the presidency under dubious electoral circumstances.

Presently, America’s mood plunges, as evidenced by the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment survey which is widely followed by economists and financial markets. On Friday, that index saw one of the steepest drops in its decades-long history. After climbing from Spring 2020 lockdown lows of 71.8 to 81.3, the preliminary August reading crashed back to 70.2, surrendering all pandemic recovery gains, and hitting a 10 year low.

Little wonder that US citizens report such pessimism given the concurrent crises created by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris:

Inflation.

Consumer negativity flows mainly from the dreadful news on staggering price increases. First, the Consumer Price Index reported another 5.4 percent annualized inflation increase, the steepest such advance since 2008 and further evidence that the recent surge in prices is structural and not “transitory” as the White House would have us pretend.

Then, the Producer Price Index revealed a staggering 7.8 percent inflation rate at the wholesale level, the worst number in the history of the current index (going back to 2010), and likely the worst producer price acceleration since the early 1980s at the end of Jimmy Carter’s “stagflation.”

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This inflation surge results directly from the massive spending and borrowing of the Biden/Schumer/Pelosi agenda, aided and abetted by eunuch Republican senators bereft of the fortitude to stand their ground against a suddenly deeply unpopular Biden.

Open Borders.

Even the incompetent chief of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, conceded in leaked audio discussions that the open borders madness grows “unsustainable” and predicted that “we’re going to lose.” The numbers reveal a torrent of illegal trespassers into America, with 212,672 illegal migrants encountered at our southern border in July alone, the highest total in two decades.

Scorching summer heat did not deter this human tsunami which included, for the fifth month in a row, all-time record totals of unaccompanied minors.

Medical Apartheid.

While Biden eliminates our borders and incentivizes those breaking-and-entering into our country, he actually considers shutting down domestic interstate travel to citizens of our republic who make rational and personal medical decision to forego the new COVID mitigation therapies, widely advertised as vaccines.

Joe Biden purposefully leaves America’s figurative door wide open to any and all comers while simultaneously sending government agents to knock on the literal doors of citizens to pressure them to inject an experimental medicine that many of them do not need or want. How will these leftists explain why minority Americans, with severely lagging vaccine rates, deserve new legal segregation?

Afghanistan Implosion.

Regarding minorities and other working-class constituencies, they paid the heaviest price for the disastrous Afghan War. Globalist elites pushed a nonsensical nation-building experiment for two decades. Think-tanks and the military-industrial complex grew rich. But the price for interventionist folly was paid primarily by young men from places like rural Tennessee and the urban barrios in the Bronx.

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Trump thankfully wound down this adventurism. Biden’s lack of planning and foresight turned the exfiltration process into a disaster that still unfolds right now. It appears that, within days of a final US withdrawal of personnel, the Taliban will be back in power, only this time heavily armed with materiel bought by US taxpayers.

Given these myriad, historic failures, what can be done to mitigate this rapid descent into American carnage?

On inflation, options are limited after the feckless GOP failed so miserably on the infrastructure bill and its evil twin, the Green New Deal reconciliation behemoth. But, some leverage still exists via the debt ceiling, if worthless Lindsey Graham and minority Mitch McConnell can find backbones. On open borders, strong state leaders like Ken Paxton show initiative with his successful suit against Biden’s asylum process abuses. Governors Abbott and Ducey need to step up with more state enforcement to counter federal inaction.

Regarding medical apartheid, red state legislatures and governors must follow the strong lead of Governor Ron DeSantis and stop employers and cities from abusing the privacy and rights of citizens. On Afghanistan, few levers avail themselves to the GOP presently, but this epic failure, the worst foreign policy collapse since the fall of Saigon, must become a central tenet of America First campaign pledges into 2022, an agenda of overseas realism and restraint.

In these very dark days for America, patriots must think creatively and act forcefully to stop the carnage inflicted by Biden and his cabal of credentialed White House dilettantes who fetishized his new administration as an episode of West Wing.

August 17, 2021 5:25 pm


Babies born during COVID-19 pandemic have lower IQs: Study says


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IQs Dramatically Dropping During Covid

Babies born during COVID-19 pandemic have lower IQs: Study says

COVID-19 has been debilitatingly boring for newborns, disturbing new research has found.

Scientists have discovered that the coronavirus pandemic significantly impacted the intelligence of children born during it: Living the entirety of their lives in lockdown has seriously stunted their cognitive development.

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Researchers analyzed the cognitive performances of 672 children born in Rhode Island, 188 of them born well into the pandemic (after July 2020), 308 born before it (prior to January 2019) and 176 of them born during its beginning stage (between January 2019 and March 2020). They found that children born during the pandemic have pronouncedly lower IQs than those born before it.

“Parents are stressed and frazzled. The ability to course-correct becomes smaller the older that child gets.”

Sean Deoni

“It’s not subtle by any stretch,” lead study author and Brown University associate professor of pediatric research Sean Deoni told the Guardian of the trend. “You don’t typically see things like that, outside of major cognitive disorders.”

Authors attribute the pattern to children being cognitively impaired from spending so much time inside with overwhelmed parents during the past year. While many adults have managed to tough it out, so much isolation at a critical juncture in the mental progress of infants has likely caused lasting damage.

Not being exposed to the wider world as much as pre-pandemic children and instead spending their infancy with stressed adults has left them at a significant mental disadvantage than their slightly older peers, according to the not-yet-peer-reviewed findings published Wednesday.

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“Parents are stressed and frazzled … that interaction the child would normally get has decreased substantially,” said Deoni, adding that the lack of stimulation during the pandemic has created setbacks that will be hard for children to overcome. “The ability to course-correct becomes smaller the older that child gets.”

Children from less financially secure families were impacted the most, researchers noted.

“Perhaps not surprising that children from lower socioeconomic families have been most affected as this resonates with many of the other financial, employment and health impacts of the pandemic,” University College London child health professor Sir Terence

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COVID-19 is close to losing its epidemic status in the U.S., according to the CDC | Just The News


The percentage of coronavirus deaths in the country has been declining for ten straight weeks. By Daniel Payne Last Updated: July 4, 2020 – 1:22 pm

Coronavirus deaths in the country have nearly reached a level where the virus will cease to qualify as an epidemic under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rules, the federal agency reported on Friday. 

The CDC qualifies a disease outbreak as an “epidemic” if the number of deaths attributable to the disease exceeds a certain percentage of total deaths per week. That threshold for pneumonia, influenza and COVID-19 fluctuates slightly depending on the time of year, ranging from around 7% at the height of flu season to around 5% during less virulent months. 

CDC data indicate that deaths from those ailments began skyrocketing in the country around the second week of March, hitting a peak around early May and then plummeting quickly after that. 

The latest data show that the percentage of deaths in the country attributable to those factors had as of the last week in June reached its lowest point since the end of last year, becoming “equal to the [current] epidemic threshold of 5.9%,” the CDC said. 

The agency notes that the official tally of deaths “will likely change as more death certificates are processed, particularly for recent weeks.” Yet the number of deaths attributable to COVID-19, pneumonia and influenza have been declining for 10 straight weeks, the agency said on its website, suggesting COVID-19 may cease to qualify as an epidemic in the next few weeks. 

The welcome news comes as fear over a “second wave” of the virus has gripped the U.S., with some states experiencing fresh surges of COVID-19 along with increased hospitalizations. 

Though infections are significantly up in some places, deaths throughout the country have remained flat, due likely to several factors including a younger cohort of infections as well as improved treatment methods. 

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Senate Can’t Stay Silent – It is Time to Debate the JUSTICE Act

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The Senate Can’t Stay Silent – It is Time to Debate the JUSTICE Act

By Jordan Sekulow yesterday

As we told you yesterday, the U.S. Senate is poised to consider the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. This legislation, sponsored by Sen. Tim Scott (SC), is an important first step toward addressing the inequality that many black Americans encounter in law enforcement. 

We as Americans have much to be proud of when it comes to our system of justice, and we should all be tremendously grateful for the men and women of law enforcement who put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis for our well-being. We can all also agree that even one injustice that causes a loss of life is too many, and there is much we can do to be even better going forward.

The American people understand both the importance of law enforcement and the need for ever-greater equality under the law. The American people understand and agree that it is time for our elected officials to lead on this issue. Unfortunately, it is not yet clear that enough of our elected officials have reached the same conclusion.

The shocking reality is that the U.S. Senate may not even have the 60 votes required to BEGIN debate on the JUSTICE Act. One might assume that debate on an issue of this magnitude would be automatic in the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately, that is not the case. It will take 60 votes to even BEGIN debate on the Senate floor.

All 53 Republican Senators (including Sen. Scott and Leader McConnell) are expected to vote to begin debate on the measure, but it will require that at least seven Democrat Senators vote with them if there is to be a debate. Voting to begin debate does not in any way bind a Senator to supporting the bill in the end. But it is, in fact, the only way to ensure that every Senator has an opportunity to both debate and vote on the measure. It would be a travesty to deny the families of the victims involved a debate on these reforms.

That is why the ACLJ is calling on every Senator to vote to begin a debate on this critical matter. (You can learn more about the legislation and our analysis here.) You can stand with us in this demand. There are three specific actions you can take:

  1. Sign our petition calling for Responsible Police Reform.
  2. Contact both your U.S. Senators and ask that they vote to begin debate on the JUSTICE Act. The U.S. Senate switchboard is (202) 224-3121.
  3. Contact the following U.S. Senators and ask them to vote to begin this important debate on the floor of the U.S. Senate:
  • Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) – (202) 224-3224
  • Sen. Bob Casey (PA) – (202) 224-6324
  • Sen. Chris Coons (DE) – (202) 224-5042
  • Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) – (202) 224-3553
  • Sen. Doug Jones (AL) – (202) 224-4124
  • Sen. Tim Kaine (VA) – (202) 224-4024
  • Sen. Joe Manchin (WV) – (202) 224-3954
  • Sen. Jacky Rosen (NV) – (202) 224-6244
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) – (202) 224-5141
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH) – (202) 224-2841
  • Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) – (202) 224-4521
  • Sen. Jon Tester (MT) – (202) 224-2644
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) – (202) 224-4543

The American people know the truth. Law enforcement plays an essential and positive role in our society. But it is time for commonsense reforms. The U.S. Senate should begin the debate.SignDonateShare

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