MAY 16, 2022
On a day to day basis, it is shocking and distressing to realize how often we are lied to by the media, government and the "experts".
In our efforts to save our country, it is vital that we know the depth of these lies; and be prepared to defend ourselves.
Healthy people are harder to push around. Today's newsletter offers suggestions for better health.
1- Please read this entire story about Zac Kriegman's experience at the news agency, Reuters. It is a blueprint on how off the rails all of our media has become. It is important that we are aware of stories like this while we read and assess news.
I Criticized BLM. Then I Was Fired.
QUOTE Zac Kriegman: Until recently, I was a director of data science at Thomson Reuters, one of the biggest news organizations in the world. It was my job, among other things, to sift through reams of numbers and figure out what they meant.
About a year ago, I stumbled on a really big story. It was about black Americans being gunned down across the country and the ways in which we report on that violence. We had been talking nonstop about race and police brutality, and I thought: This is a story that could save lives. This is a story that has to be told.
But when I shared the story with my coworkers, my boss chastised me, telling me expressing this opinion could limit my ability to take on leadership roles within the company. Then I was maligned by my colleagues. And then I was fired.
This is the story Reuters didn't want to tell.
I had been at Thomson Reuters for over six years—most recently, leading a team of data scientists applying new machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to our legal, tax and news data. We advised any number of divisions inside the company, including Westlaw, an online legal research service used by most every law firm in the country, and the newsroom, which reaches an audience of one billion every day around the globe. I briefed the Chief Technology Officer regularly. My total annual compensation package exceeded $350,000.
In 2020, I started to witness the spread of a new ideology inside the company. On our internal collaboration platform, the Hub, people would post about "the self-indulgent tears of white women" and the danger of "White Privilege glasses." They'd share articles with titles like "Seeing White," "Habits of Whiteness" and "How to Be a Better White Person." There was fervent and vocal support for Black Lives Matter at every level of the company. No one challenged the racial essentialism or the groupthink.
This concerned me. I had been following the academic research on BLM for years, and I had come to the conclusion that the claim upon which the whole movement rested—that police more readily shoot black people—was false.
The data was unequivocal. It showed that, if anything, police were slightly less likely to use lethal force against black suspects than white ones.
2- How much did Fauci and others get PAID to lie to us? A lot.
Democrats Silent as Republicans Rip Into Secret Royalty Checks to Fauci, Hundreds of NIH Scientists
QUOTE: Top Democratic leaders with oversight of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) are keeping quiet about the $350 million in secret payments to agency leaders like Dr. Anthony Fauci and hundreds of its scientists.
The Epoch Times received no responses from multiple requests to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) for comment on a report by a non-profit government watchdog estimating that Fauci, former NIH director Francis Collins, and hundreds of NIH scientists got as much as $350 million in undisclosed royalty payments from pharmaceutical and other private firms between 2010 and 2020.
Because NIH hands out $32 billion in research grants to medical institutions and researchers annually the undisclosed royalty payments, which are usually for work on a new drug, may indicate the presence of massive and widespread conflicts of interest or the appearance of such conflicts, both of which violate federal ethics laws and regulations.
Collins resigned as NIH director in December 2021 after 12 years of leading the world's largest public health agency.Fauci is the longtime head of NIH's National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as well as chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden.
Fauci received 23 royalty payments during the period, while Collins was paid 14. Clifford Lane, Fauci's deputy, got eight payments, according to Open the Books.
While Pallone and Murray were silent on the secret NIH payments, Republicans expressed outrage at what they see as serious conflicts of interest.
3- Indoctrination in public schools is what paved the road for companies like Disney to jump into the war for our children. The best thing we can do is to stop giving Disney our attention and money and get our children out of public schools.
Thanks, Public Schooling, for Ruining the Happiest Place on Earth
QUOTE: Thanks for ruining Disney World, public schooling.
Disney is now a major combatant in the nation's culture war. Yes, its internal workings have become a part of the war, but it was Disney's weighing in against Florida's Parental Rights in Education law – dubbed "Don't Say Gay" by opponents – that got Mickey all politicized.
The law is about handling sexual orientation in public schools, institutions that have beenground‐ zero for our cultural inferno. Over roughly the last year we've seen school board meetings descend into chaos over masking, student pronouns, and more.
Given this, why did Disney, which would presumably want to alienate no one, join the battle?
Because this is not just about differing values and identities. It is about public schooling, through which government imposes ideas and policies on everyone. That raises the stakes sky‐ high: winners get their values imposed, losers get imposed on. And since winning depends on political power, everyone is incentivized to grab every political weapon they can, including the backing of a giant Florida company.
The same immense stakes that got Disney shoved into the public schooling culture war are what make the war so destructive to the nation's social fabric.
Thankfully, we can greatly lower the education stakes: let funding follow children to options selected by their families. Let all choose what they believe is right rather than having to impose on everyone.
This would not end debates about sexual orientation. But as we have seen in the Netherlands, Canada, and elsewhere, it would release the intensely polarizing pressure of public schooling.
Then, among many benefits, Disney could go back to being neutral on education, and a happy place for all.
4- Another way to control information is so insidious we can not see it or defend against it. Google uses ephemeral methods that leave no paper trail, making it difficult to prove the tech giant is manipulating us in ways that we can't counteract. Robert Epstein, Ph.D., senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology explains this and gives tips on protecting your privacy online.
How Google Brainwashes Kids, Controls Public Policy and Swings Elections
QUOTE: Google has the power to manipulate what you see online, targeting you with certain advertisements and burying search results they'd rather you not see. But can they go so far as to control the outcome of political elections?
Absolutely, according to Robert Epstein, Ph.D., a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology.Epstein, a Harvard-trained psychologist who founded the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, likens Google to a dictator with unprecedented power because it relies on techniques of manipulation that have never existed before in human history.
Google has the power "to censor content, to track our every move, to tear societies apart, to alter the human mind and even to reengineer humanity," Epstein writes in his report, "Google's Triple Threat," which he details in his interview with Jekielek.
The methods Google uses are ephemeral and leave no paper trail, making it very difficult to track and prove that they're using humans as pawns, manipulating us in ways that we can't counteract.
Ephemeral experiences occur briefly, then disappear, and include things like a list of suggested videos on YouTube, search suggestions and topics in a newsfeed.
"They affect us, they disappear, they're stored nowhere and they're gone," Epstein says.
5- We often ask you to get as healthy as possible because, as we say above, healthy people are harder to push around. With that in mind we are linking two podcasts full of information on all aspects of health and diet.
Frankly, we have been let down by our medical system in the past years. But, there are still a lot of health professionals who are exploring innovative ways to improve our overall health and well being, even in these difficult times. These podcast are encouraging and frankly, exciting!
This week we ask that you pick one thing you can do to improve your health. Can you go for a walk every day? Can you get rid of sugar in your diet?
We need you all at peak performance for the battles ahead.
Dr. Cate Shanahan, author of "Deep Nutrition," and Mark Sisson, author of "The Primal Blueprint," to talk about diet and nutrition, the importance of avoiding snacking, the truth about "metabolic flexibility," what foods to eat and which to avoid, the way to condition your body to burn body fat, "plateauing" as you diet, the types of seed oils to avoid, the best way to exercise, the reason to avoid dessert.
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