December 9, 2022
Here is some good news you may have missed this week.
Note: The Defending The Republic team has worked hard on releasing military members from the Covid-CCP injection mandate.
We were excited this week to see that the House is demanding the removal of the mandate within the military appropriations bill. We will wait for the final language before we celebrate as everything can change within The Swamp at any second.
1- It is worth your time to watch this hearing held this week by Senator Ron Johnson. Here it is on Rumble.
It confirms many of the points we have been making for the past two years on this subject. We thank God for Senator Johnson. We pray that this is just the start of the truth being revealed.
QUOTE: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) held a panel on COVID-19 vaccines in Washington on Dec. 7, featuring experts including Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Peter
McCullough.Experts discussed vaccine development, vaccine composition, data from insurance and adverse event systems, and other topics. Here are four takeaways from the panel.
Insurance Experts Record Jump in Excess Mortality
Edward Dowd, a former BlackRock analyst now with the Humanity Project, showed data from the Society of Actuaries 2021 Group Life Insurance survey that showed a jump in excess mortality among young and middle-aged adults starting around the time the vaccines began being administered.
Doctors Report Increase in Heart Inflammation Since Pandemic Started
Several vaccines have been linked to side effects such as myocarditis, a form of heart inflammation that can turn deadly.Doctors testifying during the panel said they've seen an increase in patients with the inflammation."It's been very high," Dr. Reneta Moon, a clinical associate professor at the Washington State University College of Medicine.
Young People at Little Risk From COVID-19
Dr. Harvey Risch, a professor emeritus of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, presented data from the CDC that show young people face little risk from COVID-19.The share of infection among those aged 0 to 17 that led to death, for instance, was just 0.01 percent through September 2021, while the share was 0.05 percent among those 18 to 29.
No Strong Trials
Dr. McCullough, chief scientific officer of The Wellness Company, said that no randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial has shown the vaccines reduce hospitalization or death.
2- This is a rare backdown by the CCP after massive citizen protests.
QUOTE: China has lifted its strictest zero-Covid policies after protests challenging the draconian measures swept the nation.
Citizens who contract the virus and exhibit mild or no symptoms will no longer be required to check into a state facility to quarantine and can do so at home now, according to a ten-point order issued by the Chinese National Health Commission on Wednesday. Testing requirements for people traveling within China have also been dropped and officials were ordered to discontinue frequent arbitrary lockdowns. The order told officials to "more scientifically and accurately" demarcate "risk zones," with a faster timeline for opening up high-risk zones after they have recovered.
Prior to the updates, China forced infected residents and their contacts to admit themselves to quarantine camps for weeks and prevented mobility in certain high-density areas, such as housing complexes and populous neighbors, experiencing high Covid-19 transmission.
3- Parents pushing back gets some results from the Biden Regime.
QUOTE: The Biden administration is disbanding its newly formed national parents council after several advocacy groups accused it of violating federal law.
The National Parents and Families Engagement Council was formed in June as a way to "facilitate strong and effective relationships between schools and parents, families and caregivers." Representatives were handpicked by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to help the agency engage with communities at the local level.
Less than a month later, the Biden administration was hit with a lawsuit by parental rights groups claiming the council was ideologically divisive. Plaintiffs Parents Defending Education (PDE), America First Legal (AFL) and Fight for Schools and Families (FFS) noted that members of the council included those who stood by a National Schools Boards Association (NSBA) letter that likened concerned parents at school board meetings to "domestic terrorists."
The lawsuit also argued the council failed to meet other various federal requirements, including open and transparent public meetings and public oversight.
The DOE appeared to concede Monday, as it announced that while it "disagrees" with the notion that it violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), it will no longer move forward with the council.
4- This is huge blow to the climate change religion people, as Vanguard is the second largest asset manager on the planet. We hope to see other asset managers follow Vanguard.
QUOTE: Vanguard Group Inc. is walking out of the world's largest climate-finance alliance, marking the coalition's biggest defection to date as US Republicans step up their threats against firms deemed hostile toward the fossil-fuel industry.
Vanguard's decision followed a "considerable period of review," according to a company statement Wednesday. Withdrawing from the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, which is a sub-unit of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, "will help provide the clarity our investors desire" about everything from the role of index funds, to financial risks in the context of climate change, the firm said.
5- We discussed the first victory in this case several weeks ago. Now a judge has ordered the fired Flight Attendant be rehired.
QUOTE: Southwest Airlines flight attendant Charlene Carter was fired by Southwest for criticizing her union president's attendance at the Washington DC Women's March. One of the event sponsors was Planned Parenthood.
She sued and was awarded $5 million from a federal jury in Texas back in July. Now, she got a second major court win.
A Texas judge ordered that she be re-hired by Southwest Airlines.
6- Everything about TikTok is deceiving. Finally, the states are waking up to this national threat.
QUOTE: Indiana announced a pair of lawsuits against embattled Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok on Wednesday, alleging that the app is both pushing harmful content to age inappropriate users and that the app is deceiving customers about the security of their user data.
"TikTok is actively exposing our children to drug use, alcohol abuse, profanity and sexually explicit material at a young age," Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said, per the Wall Street Journal. "TikTok is deceiving Indiana parents."
The first suit focuses on claims that the app's algorithm is aimed at addicting younger users to its use and is pushing age inappropriate content toward them to that end. It further asserts that the company incorrectly presents itself as age appropriate for individuals aged 12 and older, violating the state's consumer-protection laws.
The second suit addresses data security concerns, alleging that the company is in the thrall of the Chinese government and that the communist dictatorship may secure access to American user data and potentially spy on or blackmail users through it.
Indiana's suits come on the same day that Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan banned TikTok, among other Chinese and Russian apps, from state devices due to security concerns.
7- More good news in the fight to rid the country of Chinese owned TikTok.
QUOTE: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday ordered all state agencies in the state to ban video sharing app TikTok on all government-issued devices, joining several Republican-led states in doing the same.
The governor's office said the "aggressive action" against TikTok comes amid a growing threat of "the Chinese Communist Party gaining access to critical U.S. information and infrastructure."
In letters to state officials and agency leaders, Abbott emphasized the Texas government's obligation to guard the cybersecurity of Texans.
"TikTok harvests vast amounts of data from its users' devices—including when, where, and how they conduct Internet activity—and offers this trove of potentially sensitive information to the Chinese government," Abbott stated in a letter to state agencies (pdf).
"While TikTok has claimed that it stores U.S. data within the U.S., the company admitted in a letter to Congress that China-based employees can have access to U.S. data. It has also been reported that ByteDance planned to use TikTok location information to surveil individual American citizens.
"Further, under China's 2017 National Intelligence Law, all businesses are required to assist China in intelligence work including data sharing, and TikTok's algorithm has already censored topics politically sensitive to the Chinese Communist Party, including the Tiananmen Square protests."
TikTok is owned by private Chinese company Bytedance, which is based in Beijing, although it is not registered in China. Abbott's office noted that TikTok "is owned by a Chinese company that employs Chinese Communist Party members."
8- A win for the Second Amendment in Deep Blue Oregon.
QUOTE: A recently passed Oregon gun law will not take effect Thursday, following a high court ruling by Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters, according to The Associated Press.
Walters denied Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum's request to remove a hold on the law, according to the report.
The law, Ballot Measure 114, was subject to multiple lawsuits following its passing in November.
Rosenblum's request sought to overturn a lower court's ruling by Harney County Judge Robert Raschio, which placed a hold on the law's implementation Tuesday, according to the AP.
The ballot measure is considered one of the strictest gun regulations in the country, and if implemented, will require background checks, firearm training, fingerprint collection and a permit to purchase any firearm.
After Oregon voters passed the ballot measure by slim margins during the midterm elections, several lawsuits were filed claiming the measure was unconstitutional.
When the measure was first passed, attempted gun purchases in Oregon skyrocketed, with background checks jumping from 850 per day to 4,000 per day. Oregon state police reported more than 18,000 transactions during election week, resulting in a backlog.
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