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2022 Jul 6, 2:09pm   10,580 views  160 comments

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Hawaii Senate Dem Majority Leader Gets 3 Years in Prison for Bribery

Former Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English, 55, pleaded guilty to honest services wire fraud in February, admitting he accepted bribes from a Hawaii business owner in exchange for shaping legislation that would benefit a company involved in publicly financed cesspool conversion projects...

English “peddled the power and influence of his position as a Hawaii State Senator and Majority Leader to enrich himself and betray the trust bestowed upon him by those he was elected to serve,” U.S. prosecutors said in a sentencing memo urging the judge to send him to prison for three-and-a-half years.

The sentence, a little more than three years, must send a “stern and lasting message” that corruption of elected officials will be punished, the memo said. ...

Choy is a prolific donor, as are his immediate family members and business associates. Choy, his family members, and his employees from various companies have donated more than $356,000 to political campaigns since 2014, according to campaign finance data. Of that, Choy has contributed more than $160,000 to the elections and reelections of numerous Democrats.

Choy himself has donated to 55 campaigns — including 29 sitting lawmakers — since 2014. Money has gone to former Gov. Neil Abercrombie and current Gov. David Ige. He has most recently contributed to former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s campaign for governor, and to Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s campaign.

"Stern and lasting message" my ass. Only life in prison will do. Singapore is a much better country than the US in this way.

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119   Patrick   2023 Jan 17, 12:03am  


The U.S. is controlled by ten cartels and collectively they are destroying our country and enslaving the population.

Big Pharma
(Pfizer, Merck, GSK, Moderna, Sanofi, J&J, AstraZeneca)
Controls the FDA and CDC.
Result: Junk science is laundered and given the government seal of approval. Toxic, deadly, and expensive drugs flood the market causing widespread iatrogenic injury. Vaccines that cause net harms are mandated for school. Over 50% of the population suffers from chronic illness resulting from iatrogenic injury. Widespread Covid vaccine injury causes supply chain shortages, inflation, and impaired military readiness.

Big Finance
(Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway, Citigroup, Blackrock, Vanguard, the Federal Reserve)
Controls the U.S. Treasury.
Result: Money is cheap for them (the Fed) but expensive for us (credit card interest), oligopolies rule, there is no regulation, and there are endless bubbles and busts on the stock market.

Military contractors
(Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon Technologies, General Dynamics)
Control the Department of Defense.
Result: Endless wars, hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan to re-seed that area with chaos, and a new Cold War against Russia and China.

Big Oil
(ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, BP)
Controls the Department of the Interior and DoD.
Result: Oil and gas leases on public lands only pay 8% royalties. The U.S. makes alliances with despots in the Middle East and overthrows any leader who tries to increase royalty rates.

Big Food + Big Ag
(PepsiCo, Tyson, Nestle, Kraft, Cargill, ADM)
Control the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Result: Subsidies for sugar and corn. Junk food served in schools across the country. Obesity, diabetes, mental illness, and low energy plague our nation.

Big Chem
(Dow, ExxonMobil Chemical, Dupont, Eastman, Bayer, Syngenta)
Controls the Environmental Protection Agency.
Result: 80,000 chemicals are on the market and we have no data to verify whether they are safe.

Big Wireless
(Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Apple, Samsung)
Controls the Federal Communications Commission.
Result: Wireless transmitters are on nearly every street corner in cities. The ridiculous 2 degree rule puts dangerous devices near the brains and reproductive organs of almost all adult Americans as well as many children. (The way cell phones are tested for safety in the U.S. is that they strap the unit to the head of a plastic dummy and if the temperature of the water inside the dummy’s head does not increase by more than 2 degrees they consider it “safe”.)

Big Media
(AT&T, Comcast, Disney, Paramount, Netflix, Facebook, TikTok)
Control our attention.
Result: They keep the population distracted, addicted, and plugged into the Matrix.

Big Philanthropy
(Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Soros Foundation, Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, Ford, Rockefeller)
Controls the subaltern.
Result: They sop up any creative, artistic, or counter-cultural impulse in the population and direct it away from any critique of capital. They shape the ideation of oppressed classes to prevent any structural reform in the U.S.

This is who rules over us.
120   Patrick   2023 Jan 17, 5:56pm  


“Is that a direct threat? I don’t know.” The adviser to the Belgian prime minister spoke calmly as they recounted a lobbying phone call from 2021, but the contents of the conversation are extraordinary.

The call was from a spokesperson for Janssen, the Belgian-founded pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) that developed the company’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. According to the adviser, the spokesperson warned them that if Belgium supported a radical proposal made by India and South Africa at the World Trade Organization, then Janssen might rethink its vast billion-dollar research and development investments in Belgium.
121   Misc   2023 Jan 18, 12:15am  

Pfizer would never open a new operations center in Tampa, Florida to sway the politicians. --- NEVER
123   Patrick   2023 Jan 22, 12:26pm  


President Biden and his Department of Justice have been caught working together to cover up the discovery of classified documents for 68 days, keeping the bombshell from the public, according to a recent report.

The New York Times and the Washington Post, citing anonymous sources familiar with internal White House deliberations, reported that President Biden and a handful of his advisors believed they could convince officials at the Department of Justice that the incident was nothing more than a minor, good-faith mistake. The report published Friday said the Biden team's goal "was to win the trust of Justice Department investigators and demonstrate that the president and his team were cooperating fully" without ever telling the public.

They hoped the matter "could be quietly disposed of without broader implications for Mr. Biden or his presidency".

The initial discussions about how to deal with the matter last November were confined to a "tight circle" of White House advisers: the husband-and-wife pair of Bob Bauer, the President's top personal lawyer, and Anita Dunn, a White House senior adviser; Stuart F. Delery, the White House counsel; and Richard Sauber, a White House lawyer overseeing the response to investigations, according to the report.

Despite their furor over the Trump documents, the Biden advisers believed (or were willing to convince others that they believed) that the discovery of Biden's classified documents from his time as Vice President was essentially no big deal.

"They reasoned that the discovery of documents long after leaving office was not that unusual and, as long as there was no intent to violate rules on classified papers, was generally handled without conflict, so the only thing that would create legal exposure would be drawing public attention to it," NYT reported.

Meanwhile, Biden angrily deflected reporters' questions Thursday about his mishandling of the documents, which were found at his office in Washington and at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.

"We are fully cooperating, looking forward to getting this resolved quickly," the President said. "I think you're going to find there's nothing there. I have no regrets. I'm following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. It's exactly what we're doing. There's no ‘there' there."

It is clear now that the Biden team attempted to cover up the discovery of these classified documents — after they had slammed Trump for his own classified document affair — and that their goal was to keep the public in the dark.
124   Patrick   2023 Jan 22, 7:20pm  


Covid Messed with my Psyche Big Time
But it wasn’t really “Covid” that’s been bothering me all along

For almost three years, the madness of our Covid times has gnawed at my psyche.

I now realize the true source of my mental distress had little to do with some respiratory virus.

What’s bothered me (tremendously) is my intuitive understanding that all the experts and authorities the world trusts … got everything wrong.

The truth, I quickly came to realize, doesn’t matter. Lies matter more.

As psychological breakthroughs go, this is bitter medicine.

None of this would matter except these lies happened to produce massive body counts and casualties.

The never-ending lies also produced economic carnage and required Orwellian levels of censorship, which means those trying to counter dangerous lies in the future will also be blocked, resulting in further crimes against humanity.

That is, I quickly realized none of this is likely to stop, another source of psychological distress.

It’s the experts and authorities, who possess all the power, who concocted all the false narratives.

Members of these organizations are still perceived as more virtuous and intelligent than the skeptics, who were cast as the villains, kooks, “anti-vaxxers,” “science deniers,” “conspiracy theorists” and “extremists.”

Those of us in this latter group, we’ve been told ad nauseam, represent the real threats to the world. We were and remain the Bad Guys.

It doesn’t matter that we’ve been right all along and the people we were trying to expose were wrong all along.

I do feel like I’m in a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode …
My psychological angst also grew out of a conviction that my views are almost-certainly not going to prevail in today’s New Normal. No real “justice” is likely to be dispensed. ...
127   Patrick   2023 Feb 8, 8:49pm  


Report: University of Delaware rakes in TENS OF MILLIONS of foreign dollars from China, Saudi Arabia, and other countries since launch of Biden Institute

China, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Turkey have poured millions of dollars into the University of Delaware since the school launched the Biden Institute, President Joe Biden's domestic policy think tank led by his sister, according to U.S. Department of Education records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

Since the Biden Institute was established in 2017, the University of Delaware has received $6,704,250 in funding from China, $23,610,996 from Saudi Arabia, $2,513,646 from Oman and $1,673,847 from Turkey, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Weird that all this money started pouring in once Biden was associated with the University. What a coincidence.

I wonder why countries like China and Saudi Arabia would want to pour money into a university that hosts an adversaries' foreign policy think tank? It couldn't be that they're using that money to influence US relations, could it?
128   REpro   2023 Feb 8, 9:00pm  

Pay to play.
129   Patrick   2023 Feb 8, 9:44pm  


these "misinformation" summits are the death rattles of an embattled clerisy desperate to reclaim its shattered credibility.

but it does not work like that.

doubling and tripling down on the selfsame shenanigans that got us here is not going to work.

everyone has seen this movie before.

they know the ending.

and so let me play “politics cat” and engage in “the art of the possible” here for a moment because i believe that i have a simple, straightforward proposal that could radically change the way public technocracy functions by making a simple, attainable change:

all data collected by public agencies and regulators must be wholly open to the public.


that’s it. simple, sensible law that seems like it ought to be attainable.

massive reach.

no data may be siloed. you collect it, you share it. apart from anonymization to remove personally identifiable information, nothing may be withheld. ...

dear agencies:

if you are for real, you should WANT this.

i suspect many of those who work there do and are as sick of the political puppetshow dominating their workplaces as we are of dealing with it.

help us get back to doing real work.

this is how you get the right answer. this is real scientific method.

unless your goal is something other than truth, what’s the argument to deny this basic foundational aspect of truth seeking?

it’s not private data. you did not pay for it’s collection, we did.

so why can’t we see it?

something has to change. the current situation is clearly untenable.

we don’t trust you anymore and no new campaign of expert worship, credentialism, or censorship is going to change that.

if you want trust, you need to start acting trustworthy.

if you want to fight “disinformation” do it with “information.”

do it with discourse and lively, wide ranging adversarial assessment of competing hypotheses where EVERYONE and not just the anointed get the data.
130   Patrick   2023 Feb 10, 11:16pm  


Let's UNIFY Over Our Biggest Problem: CORRUPTION
It is the one place we can and should all agree. Let's start there.

It’s this simple: most of our problems stem from the corruption of our systems.

The way to fix it is to unify against this one problem.

Let’s stop all of the noise and clutter and nonsense. Let’s stop fighting over the hot button issues; and let’s focus.

Do you consider yourself somewhere in the sensible middle, but without a rational voice in the systems anymore? Us too. Let’s start there.

The problem isn’t “the other side” (unless of course you are so far one way or another that you have lost all rationality). The problem is the people corrupting our systems.

The solution is right in front of our faces. Let’s set aside all divisive talk and unify to fix this one problem together. Imagine how much easier all of the other less important problems will be to solve once we fix this infinitely important one.
131   Patrick   2023 Feb 12, 10:15am  


Fight for Ivermectin as a COVID Treatment Exposes Outsized Power of State Medical Boards: Lawyer
Excellent article explaining the process by which medical boards harrass doctors who fail to stick to the government narrative. Epoch Times, full text article from Feb. 10, 2023

Except in nine states, medical boards act independently and have full decision-making authority regarding discipline and investigations, according to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).

In all but 19 states, medical board members are appointed by the state’s governor and don’t require additional confirmation. In states where separate confirmation is required, the Senate or legislature is responsible, according to FSMB.

In general, state medical boards drive the public health policies of their state. They also have the authority to investigate doctors and nurses if complaints against are lodged and can strip them of their medical license.

Consequently, according to lawyers representing doctors facing medical board investigations, many doctors and nurses are being targeted by their boards for advocating for alternative medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There have been a lot of medical boards harassing physicians over ivermectin, also hydroxychloroquine. Also, some of their public statements against mask mandates and questioning the vaccine,” Andrew Schlafly, a lawyer who’s filed several lawsuits on behalf of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, told The Epoch Times.

“These medical boards, they’re not respecting First Amendment rights, not respecting the patient-physician relationship. They’ve basically been pushing the agenda of the pharmaceutical companies and the opponents of early treatment with inexpensive medications—ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, inexpensive medications known for decades to be safe.” ...

“[The medical boards] try to beat you down because they have a lot more funding than I do for legal stuff. So, you know, they’re trying to threaten and intimidate doctors to basically sit down and shut up and do the practice guidelines and be part of the narrative. Recommend boosters for everybody. I’m not. I can’t ethically stand by and do that,” Saleeby said. ...

“Medical boards know that if they discipline a physician based solely on ivermectin, that may cause political problems,” Schlafly said. Some state legislators are proponents of patients having access to ivermectin.

“So, what medical boards do instead is find the target physician who prescribes ivermectin, and they look for some other basis to discipline their physician,” Schlafly said.

“So, they go on a fishing expedition, and they’ll try to find some other graph to discipline that physician. And the real reason is they’re retaliating against the physician for using ivermectin.” ...

As to why medical boards are taking such a hardline stance against doctors who prescribe ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, Schlafly alleged that the boards’ targeting is ultimately being directed by “a handful of bureaucrats and people who are connected to Big Pharma, and people who have a certain mindset about vaccination and masks.”

“People forget, but a year ago, [President Joe Biden] ordered basically all employers having more than 100 employees to vaccinate all their employees. That was one thing. He ordered all government workers to be vaccinated. He ordered all government contractors to be vaccinated. And he ordered everyone in the military to be vaccinated. So, it’s that kind of a mindset, which is one of command and control.”
132   Patrick   2023 Feb 13, 3:34pm  


Australian Regulators Concealed Fatal Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis from the Public
Zeal to Push COVID-19 Immunization Program Risked More Lives

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) led by Dr. John Skerritt, MD, PhD, has been the face of regulatory decisions for Australia during the pandemic crisis. This week in an explosive set of public lectures, crowded halls filled with thousands of Australians learned from Dr. Melissa McCann, BPharm, MBBS, FRACGP, who also holds a Graduate Certificate of Allergic Disease, that Skerritt and the TGA had determined that several young previously healthy children died of COVID-19 vaccine induced myocarditis. Redacted letters from the TGA to McCann indicated these facts and an admission of willful concealment.

I'm sure it was a "plato o plomo" situation for Skerritt, but that does not excuse him.
134   HeadSet   2023 Feb 13, 6:42pm  

Patrick says

I'm sure it was a "plato o plomo" situation for Skerritt, but that does not excuse him.

No, it does not excuse him. Skerritt was at the top, where maybe he risked being reprimanded. Nothing like the "plato o plomo" one would get from a Mexican cartel.
136   Patrick   2023 Feb 15, 12:55pm  


The World Health Organization (WHO) has dropped its investigation into the origins of COVID-19 and won’t be pursuing the matter any further, according to reports.

Lol. Criminals investigating themselves always find a strange lack of evidence...
137   Patrick   2023 Feb 15, 9:15pm  


It is not only that China may be deliberately conducting chemical drug warfare on the US with deliberate Fentanyl poisoning, it is that American politicians, high-level, connected elites making MONEY

Follow the money $, follow who high up in America working with certain persons to allow free passage and safe passage of these illegal drugs that will kill and do kill Americans daily/yearly

He doesn't give any names though.
138   HeadSet   2023 Feb 16, 1:53pm  

Patrick says

He doesn't give any names though.

I'll guess. Nancy Pelosi. Notice a while back how she changed from being an advocate for securing the border to an open border clown. I suspect a little plomo o plata from both cartels and Chinese.
140   HeadSet   2023 Feb 17, 7:42am  

Notice they gave the bribed politician above a Trump hair swoosh. Disingenuous since being President cost Trump money bigly, while politicians like Biden and Pelosi have profited bigly from political office by selling influence. If fact, the deep state and establishment pols hated Trump because he could not be bribed.
141   Patrick   2023 Feb 17, 10:27am  

Patrick says


It is not only that China may be deliberately conducting chemical drug warfare on the US with deliberate Fentanyl poisoning, it is that American politicians, high-level, connected elites making MONEY

Follow the money $, follow who high up in America working with certain persons to allow free passage and safe passage of these illegal drugs that will kill and do kill Americans daily/yearly

He doesn't give any names though.

Someone pointed me to this:

original link
142   Patrick   2023 Feb 17, 2:31pm  


Australia’s Drug Regulator Covered Up Child Vaccine Deaths to ‘Maintain Public Confidence’

Australia’s drug regulator has been caught covering up the number of children who died after receiving Covid vaccines, according to reports.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia’s equivalent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), kept the deaths hidden to “maintain public confidence” in the vaccines, it has been revealed.

The hidden deaths include two children, seven and nine years old, who both suffered fatal cardiac arrests.

The TGA assessed that those child deaths were causally linked to Covid vaccination.

The revelations come in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Dr. Melissa McCann.
145   Patrick   2023 Feb 25, 6:02pm  


perhaps the state should not collect the data we use to decide if its policies are working
more looks at data, more apparent mischief...

allowing the state to collect and present the data that is used to determine how well its policies are working is a grievous conflict of interest. ...

147   Patrick   2023 Feb 27, 7:50pm  


Did Dr. Paul Offit really debate on the side of ignoring natural immunity for the purposes of vaccine mandates, while he personally believed the opposite?

So in today’s Rumble Stream, Ryan and I went through the evidence—and showed beyond a reasonable doubt—that yes, he did. It’s quite stunning to hear: a clear example of public health doublespeak, where someone will stand up in public, argue vociferously for one position, while actively advising the opposite in private. I strongly believe we need to be documenting all these examples so that we never forget the power of bureaucracies to mislead us. ...

In this clip, Paul Offit describes how he and another person advised in favor of accepting natural immunity, while two others voted against it. ...

So while in the summer of 2021, he privately voted in favor of natural immunity counting as a vaccine equivalent for the purposes of mandates, in the fall, he publicly argued against his own vote. ...

The obvious explanation is that Dr. Offit was simply talking up the company line. He delivered the unified message all public health officers were expected to deliver: that public health was wise and correct in its judgements, and that those deviating had to be subjugated, even if he privately disagreed with the very argument he was publicly making.

The power of Pfizer's intimidation and bribery. Plomo o plato.
148   HeadSet   2023 Feb 28, 12:34pm  

Patrick says

The power of Pfizer's intimidation and bribery. Plomo o plato.

More plato than plomo.
149   Patrick   2023 Mar 1, 11:15am  


Patrick Killelea
Writes Patrick.net Memes
Feb 8
Lol, so true! Reminds of when I went into the San Mateo County records office and asked to see a list of all recent house sale prices. They gave me a pencil and said I could sit at a terminal and look up properties I had the address for already.

I objected, "But this is public data!"

The answer was that I could sit there with the pencil and write things down, or not. And then someone quietly told me that the office was staffed entirely by Realtors(TM) who watch that data for their own personal profit and they were not about to let just anyone see it. They had those government jobs solely to help their private careers as realtors.

Granted, that was about 15 years ago, but I don't think the basic principle has changed. Government runs for the benefit of government employees, not for you.

2 hr ago
Nope, still the same in Georgia! You need to be a REGISTERED person (not necessarily a realtor -- if you paid (as lot!) you could have access.... the 'registration' was just a county BILL!
151   Ceffer   2023 Mar 1, 11:30am  

Well, all the Covid gear served their purpose laundering profits to politicians and their affiliated corporate sponsors. Mission accomplished.
153   Patrick   2023 Mar 1, 8:31pm  


Besides being reactionary in its obsession with race and sexual identity, “woke” Hollywood just isn’t fun (or entertaining) anymore.

Even less fun for all of us was COVID-19, but for Hollywood, it was especially inconvenient because of the stringent California laws that the studios took to with alacrity. You had no career without mRNA certification. You were supposed to be vaccinated just to get on the studio lot.

The phone call I mentioned above was with a person who works in the entertainment industry and said they obtained—through connections—vaccination record cards for use by major Hollywood celebrities and others.

These aren’t counterfeits, but actual cards purloined from a hospital pharmacy where the vaccines were sold and included batch numbers but without names attached. In essence, they were contraband. ...

My interlocutor says they began selling the cards in early April 2021. Between then and early October 2021, calls were apparently coming in every day for contraband cards. ...

The celebrities for whom this person made these counterfeits were almost uniformly liberals or progressives, at least publicly. In other words, if you asked them, they supported mandates, masks, and so forth, sometimes adamantly. Behind the scenes was another matter.

The stories this person told me were amusing, nauseating, and, in some sense, edifying all at once. We’ve long known that Hollywood types are some of the most hypocritical people on the planet—living large while endlessly lecturing the little folk on climate and the rest—but this may take the proverbial cake.

Many of this person’s clients, I was told, were well aware of details of the growing concerns about potential side effects of the vaccines—particularly in the reproductive area. Not surprisingly then, the person estimated that 90 percent of the clients were female.
154   Patrick   2023 Mar 6, 9:23pm  


The Soros, Zuckerberg, and Koch Money at CPAC

Matt Schlapp has tried to reinvent the conservative conference as a hub of right-wing populism. But the billionaire dollars swirling around it tell a different story.

Records show that the American Conservative Union, which runs the Conservative Political Action Conference, has received significant funding from groups connected to billionaires George Soros and Mark Zuckerberg.

Matt Schlapp, the union’s chairman, has attempted to reinvent the conservative conference as a hub of right-wing populism. But the billionaire dollars swirling around it related to advocacy for criminal justice reform tell a different story.

The Open Society Foundations database shows that the Soros-run grantmaking network has given millions of dollars to the New Venture Fund over the years. According to its tax filings, the Venture Fund awarded a grant of $183,250 to the American Conservative Union in 2020 for “civil rights, social action, advocacy.” Searching “New Venture Fund” in the database returns results for 95 grants from the Open Society Foundations dating back to 2016.
155   Patrick   2023 Mar 16, 11:16pm  


nikola 3
urusla van der bought 10 doses of the death vax for every citizen in europe after being bribed with millions of €uros by pfizer...

156   Ceffer   2023 Mar 16, 11:27pm  

Patrick says

urusla van der bought 10 doses of the death vax for every citizen in europe after being bribed with millions of €uros by pfizer...

How do we launder bribes to politicians? Let me count the ways. Kill the people while harvesting profits from their suffering. Satan smiles.

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