Excerpts from the Democrat-to-English dictionary: updated for 2023

American Thinker | Dec. 26, 2022

Ableism: the idea that ability, competence, achievement, and merit are somehow better than their opposites. A disgusting remnant of a White, patriarchal society that must be eviscerated with all due haste.

Bigotry: opposition to any belief or opinion held by a “progressive.”

Conservatism: an existential threat to our democracy, practiced by bad people. Must not be tolerated.

Diversity: the lifeblood of our democracy, enriching all of us.

Dr. Fauci: a God-like figure who actually exists, and selflessly serves humanity in the blessed name of “science.” Hallowed be His name and peace be upon Him forever and ever. Amen.

Extremist: someone who disagrees with a Democrat.

Fairness: when progressive ideas and/or candidates carry the day. (Antonym, unfairness: when conservative ideas and/or candidates carry the day.)

Far-right: this term is rightfully applied to any individuals or groups who oppose Democratic/woke policies and talking points.

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How Institutions and Constitutional Republics Are Destroyed

By John Leake

In recent years I’ve spoken with a number of parents who have expressed grave concern about what they perceive to be socially divisive, morally corrosive, and politically subversive indoctrination creeping into public education. Many have expressed their suspicion that predatory people have somehow found their way into our schools—people who seem interested in projecting their personal fetishes, obsessions, and resentments onto the souls of children.

Recently I heard a father express concern that gender dysphoric guys like Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs have landed teaching positions. His reflection was occasioned by reports last September of a male high school teacher in Ontario, Canada wearing titanic prosthetic breasts to his classes—an action vigorously defended by school administrators.

Kayla Lemieux is a manufacturing technology teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario, Canada

The concern that mentally ill people have made their way into our institutions reminded me of an essay that Carl Jung wrote in 1957 titled The Plight of the Individual in Modern Society. His opening reflections strike me as an apt description of the irrational and destabilizing phenomena we’ve witnessed in recent times.

Everywhere in the West there are subversive minorities, who—sheltered by our humanitarianism and our sense of justice—hold the incendiary torches ready, with nothing to stop the spread of their ideas except the critical reason of a single, fairly intelligent, mentally stable stratum of the population. One should not, however, overestimate the thickness of this stratum. It varies from country to country in accordance with national temperament. Also, it is regionally dependent on public education and is subject to the influence of acutely disturbing factors of a political and economic nature.

Taking plebiscites as a criterion, one could, at an optimistic estimate, put its upper limit at about 40% of the electorate. A rather more pessimistic view would not be unjustified either, since the gift of reason and critical reflection is not one of man’s outstanding peculiarities. And even where it exists, it proves to be wavering and inconstant, the more so, as a rule, the bigger the political groups are. The mass crushes out the insight and reflection that are still possible with the individual, and this necessarily leads to doctrinaire and authoritarian tyranny if ever the constitutional state should succumb to a fit of weakness.

Rational argument can be conducted with some prospect of success only so long as the emotionality of a given situation does not exceed a certain critical degree. If the affective temperature rises above this level, the possibility of reason having any effect ceases, and its place is taken by slogans and chimerical wish fantasies. That is to say, a sort of collective possession results, which rapidly develops into a psychic epidemic.

In this state, all those elements whose existence is merely tolerated as asocial under the rule of reason, come to the top. Such individuals are by no means rare curiosities to be met only in prisons and lunatic asylums. For every manifest case of insanity, there are, in my estimation, at least 10 latent cases who seldom get to the point of breaking out openly, but whose views and behavior, for all their appearance of normality, are influenced by unconsciously morbid and perverse factors.

There are, of course, no medical statistics on the frequency of latent psychosis, for understandable reasons. But even if their number should amount to less than 10 times that of manifest psychoses and of manifest criminality, the relatively small percentage of the population they represent is more than compensated for by the peculiar dangerousness of these people.

Their mental state is that of a collectively excited group ruled by affective judgments and wish fantasies. In a state of collective possession, they are the adapted ones and consequently they feel quite at home in it. They know from their own experience the language of these conditions, and they know how to handle them. Their chimerical ideas, spawned by fanatical resentment, appeal to the collective irrationality and find fruitful soil there, for they express all those motives and resentments which lurk in more normal people under the cloak of reason and insight. They are, therefore, despite their small number in comparison with the population as a whole, dangerous sources of infection, precisely because the so-called normal person possesses only a limited degree of self knowledge.

Vitamin D for Uterine Fibroid Reduction

  • Research reveals that sufficient serum levels of vitamin D were associated with a lower risk of uterine fibroids, which can present with abdominal pain and bloating, excessive menstrual bleeding, anemia, low back pain and painful sex

  • Fibroids may also affect fertility as they distort the shape and function of the uterus, may obstruct the fallopian tubes that prevent pregnancy, restrict the growth of the baby and make vaginal birth impossible

  • Unfortunately, most of the treatments currently available negatively affect fertility, making it nearly impossible for a woman to have children

  • Vitamin D may prove to be a treatment with few side effects that also preserve fertility

  • Your body produces vitamin D and melatonin through sensible sun exposure. Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant, master hormone, and regulator of inflammation and cell death

  • Low levels of vitamin D are also associated with poor bone health, certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. The only way to be certain you need a supplement and how much to take is by getting a blood test

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Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that are found growing in the wall of the uterus. They are nearly always benign, but the symptoms can be difficult to live with. In extremely rare cases, a fibroid can transform into a malignant tumor.

Fibroids are fairly common and occur in up to 70% of white women and more than 80% of black women,1 sometimes without symptoms. Factors that can increase the risk you develop fibroids include obesity, a family history of fibroids, age and ethnic origin.2

Symptoms include excessive or painful bleeding, bleeding between periods, frequent urination, painful sex, low back pain and an inability to completely empty the bladder when the fibroid places pressure over the urethra. Larger fibroids can cause abdominal distension and a feeling of fullness in the abdomen.3 Excessive bleeding during your period can also lead to anemia.

Treatment is determined by symptoms indicative of fibroids, the size and location of the fibroids, age and whether the woman wants to become pregnant. Unfortunately, most of the treatments currently available negatively affect fertility, making it nearly impossible for a woman to have children.

These treatments include surgical procedures such as a hysterectomy, endometrial ablation where the lining of the uterus is removed or destroyed, uterine fibroid embolization and radiofrequency ablation. Women can also choose a myomectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove the fibroids without disturbing healthy uterine tissue. How the procedure is performed depends on the size and location of the fibroid.

While a myomectomy has a higher chance of preserving fertility, new fibroids can grow back. In addition to surgical procedures, birth control pills, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists and other oral therapies may be used to control heavy uterine bleeding. These also affect fertility so a woman cannot get pregnant. Treatments with few side effects that preserve fertility are a priority.

A study4 published in 2022 in Fertility and Sterility examined how vitamin D levels might affect the development and progression of uterine fibroids.

The researchers were seeking a fibroid treatment that would preserve fertility. They studied the association between women with serum vitamin D levels equal to or greater than 30 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) against those with serum levels lower than 20 ng/mL.5 Participants were enrolled from 2010 to 2012 and followed over 5 years.

The researchers measured vitamin D serum levels, performed standard ultrasounds and updated variants that may have changed since the last evaluation. The patients were African American women between the ages of 23 and 35 years who had no previous history of fibroids.

The researchers enrolled 1,610 women and found 73% were deficient in vitamin D as measured by a level less than 20 ng/mL and only 7% had sufficient levels as defined by vitamin D serum levels greater than or equal to 30 ng/mL.

This level of deficiency is slightly better than has been measured in past studies. A 2011 study6 looked at survey data from 2005 to 2006 and found a prevalence of vitamin D serum measurements lower than 20 ng/mL in 82.1% of Blacks and 69.2% of Hispanics, with an overall rate of deficiency of 41.6%.

The rate of vitamin D testing and supplementation has increased significantly in recent years as research has revealed the importance low vitamin D levels play in disease. Deficiency defined as 20 ng/mL or lower is associated with fractures and bone loss and levels less than 12 ng/mL “dramatically increases the risk of excess mortality, infections, and many other diseases, and should be avoided whenever possible.”7

The researchers in the featured study found that serum levels of vitamin D equal to or greater than 20 ng/mL were associated with an estimated 9.7% reduction in the growth of fibroids when compared to people with vitamin D levels less than 20 ng/mL.

When the researchers looked at the data of individuals with vitamin D levels equal to or greater than 30 ng/mL, it was associated with an approximately 22% reduction in the incidence of fibroids when compared to individuals with levels less than 30 ng/mL. The group with the highest vitamin D serum levels of greater than 30 ng/mL also had a 32% increase in fibroid tissue loss.

The researchers acknowledged that the data was constrained by the small number of individuals in the cohort who had serum blood levels greater than or equal to 30 ng/mL. However, they believe the data “support the hypothesis that high concentrations of vitamin D decrease fibroid development.”8

This was not the first study to analyze the effect of vitamin D on uterine fibroids. A 2014 paper9 noted that vitamin D was known to be the main regulator of calcium homeostasis, has strong antifibrotic functions, was a potent antitumor agent that inhibited fibroid cell growth in vitro and shrunk lesions in preclinical animal studies.

Papers published in 201310 and 201511 also found that vitamin D plays a significant biological role in the development and proliferation of uterine fibroids. Another double-blind prospective clinical trial12 on 69 women with uterine fibroids and vitamin D deficiency found after a 10-week intervention with vitamin D supplementation the size of the uterine fibroid decreased significantly as compared to the placebo group.

Treatment for uterine fibroids often negatively affects fertility, but so do the fibroids themselves. Fibroids distort the shape and function of the uterus, and they can obstruct the fallopian tubes, which prevents pregnancy. Since they take up space in the uterus, they can also restrict the growth of the baby and may make vaginal delivery impossible.

When a woman has small fibroids, a physician may take a “watch and wait” approach before moving forward with treatments. The most common problems13 a woman with fibroids faces during pregnancy include a breech presentation, labor that fails to progress, preterm delivery and placental abruption when the placenta breaks away from the wall of the uterus, which is an emergency.

Scientists recognize that fibroids actively influence the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus. Evidence suggests there is a relationship between the number of fibroids a woman has and her problems with fertility.14 The molecular pathways in the growth and development of a fibroid can directly affect the function of the endometrium. One of those processes is the production of extracellular matrix (ECM) that contributes to the stiffness and expansion of the tumor.

For some women, fibroids will shrink after menopause. This happens when hormone levels decrease during menopause, which are the same hormones that promote and support fibroid growth.15 Fibroids are fairly common and rarely cause acute complications.

However, when they do cause complications, they can be challenging. Thromboembolism, acute urinary retention and renal failure, acute vaginal or intraperitoneal hemorrhage, intestinal gangrene and mesenteric vein thrombosis are some of the acute complications that can occur when fibroids become large.16

As the Northern Hemisphere moves into the winter months, your exposure to sunlight naturally diminishes. For nearly three decades I have been fascinated by the association of sun exposure to health, and in this MedCram video, I believe we learn some of the important facts that have been missing.

Pulmonologist Dr. Roger Seheult explains the ins and outs of how sunlight impacts your health — not only through increasing your vitamin D levels but also through the production of melatonin. It’s roughly two hours long, but well worth it if you have the time and are fascinated by new insights that could radically change your health.

Melatonin is a master hormone,17 a potent antioxidant18 and antioxidant recycler,19 and a master regulator of inflammation and cell death.20 These functions are part of what makes it such an important anticancer molecule.21

Seheult also produced a condensed 25-minute version of the video22 in which he discussed some of the key findings that have led him to conclude that sunlight is a significantly important treatment for COVID-19.

To summarize the key findings, most melatonin your body produces is made inside your mitochondria in response to near-infrared radiation from the sun. Only 5% of melatonin is produced in the pineal gland. Contrary to what you might expect, melatonin supplements do not wind up in the mitochondria where they are needed to blunt the damage from oxidative stress.23

Research has also shown that melatonin is important in COVID treatment as it reduces the incidence of thrombosis and sepsis and lowers mortality.24 Seheult suggests that sun exposure can help combat other respiratory infections, including COVID, and the production of melatonin inside the mitochondria appears to be a key part of how this works.

He reviews the evidence showing that COVID rates across the world correlate to the amount of sun striking the area. Positive case rates also correlate with vitamin D levels in the blood.25 Higher blood levels correlate with lower incidence of COVID and higher rates of survival for inpatients.

In short, vitamin D is more than likely a marker of sun exposure. But the benefits may be due to other factors than vitamin D itself. As noted by Seheult, some studies looking at the effect of giving vitamin D to patients treated for severe COVID found no benefit, even at very high doses.

Low vitamin D levels have been associated with poor bone health, certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, depression, multiple sclerosis and Type 2 diabetes.26 Researchers have also linked low levels with an increased risk of developing uterine fibroids.27

The best way to produce vitamin D and melatonin, and support your overall health is with sensible sun exposure. However, as we’re going into the winter months, you may find you need supplementation to support your vitamin D levels. The only way to be certain you need a supplement and how much to take is to have a blood test.

Once you know your serum level, you can plug it into the Grassroots Health vitamin D calculator.28 This will help you determine how much supplement you may need over the winter months. You can also optimize your vitamin D supplementation by taking vitamin K2 and magnesium.

I’ve previously written about the importance of taking vitamin K2 to avoid complications associated with excessive calcification in your arteries when you’re taking high-dose supplemental vitamin D. According to research by GrassrootsHealth:29

“… combined intake of both supplemental magnesium and vitamin K2 has a greater effect on vitamin D levels than either individually … those taking both supplemental magnesium and vitamin K2 have a higher vitamin D level for any given vitamin D intake amount than those taking either supplemental magnesium or vitamin K2 or neither.”

Magnesium is a necessary component for the activation of vitamin D. Without sufficient amounts, your body cannot properly utilize the vitamin D supplement you’re taking.30 This helps explain why many need higher doses of vitamin D to optimize their levels. As noted by Mohammed Razzaque, professor of pathology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania:31

“People are taking vitamin D supplements but don’t realize how it gets metabolized. Without magnesium, vitamin D is not really useful. By consuming an optimal amount of magnesium, one may be able to lower the risks of vitamin D deficiency and reduce the dependency on vitamin D supplements.”

According to a 2018 scientific review,32 as many as 50% of Americans taking vitamin D supplements may not get significant benefits as vitamin D simply gets stored in its inactive form because they have insufficient magnesium levels.

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The Twitter Files

  • Twitter documents released by Elon Musk reveal the lawlessness of our intelligence agencies and the psychological warfare against the American public is far worse than expected

  • Between October 2019 and February 2021 alone, FBI paid Twitter 3.4 million to censor certain views and stories on its behalf, including the damning Hunter Biden laptop story, which likely would have sunk Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency had it received the attention it deserved

  • The FBI, Twitter and Facebook even ran a tabletop exercise about “hacked” information relating to Hunter Biden one month before the real story broke. During that exercise, they practiced the narrative that weeks later became “official truth”

  • A large number of current and/or former FBI agents work at and with Twitter to keep the online narrative in check. More than 100 supposedly “former” intelligence agents also work in Facebook’s content moderation department

  • While hunting down and banning covert propaganda accounts tied to foreign governments, Twitter worked with the U.S. Department of Defense to promote and protect American propaganda accounts, and aided U.S. intelligence agencies in their efforts to influence foreign governments using fake news, computerized deepfake videos and bots

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If you’re still under the naively mistaken belief that there is no Deep State, the Twitter file dumps1 from Elon Musk detailing how Twitter, before his acquisition of the company, was coerced into doing the FBI’s bidding, with actual FBI agents on its staff to control the online narrative, ought to set the record straight.

In fact, the lawlessness of our intelligence agencies and the psychological warfare against the American public is far worse than most people ever expected.

FBI paid Twitter huge sums of money — your tax dollars, might I add — to censor certain views and stories, such as the damning Hunter Biden laptop story, which likely would have sunk Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency had it received the attention it legitimately deserved.

The FBI even ran a tabletop exercise about “hacked” information relating to Hunter Biden ONE MONTH before the real story broke. During that exercise, they practiced the narrative (i.e., lies) that weeks later became “official truth.”

There is a Deep State running the show, and they’re doing whatever they damn well please, without regard for the law or the U.S. Constitution. They’re acting completely outside the rules of our Constitutional Republic and the laws of the land, and they’ve weaponized the very agencies that are supposed to protect us and act in the public’s best interest and turned them against us.

The Twitter files saga is expanding by the day, so I won’t be able to cover every last detail here. Books will be needed to cover this scandal in depth. In the meantime, I suggest you review the references cited and keep your eyes peeled for later updates.

In the video above, investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald reviews how Washington has expanded the war state and the Democrat’s censorship regime. About 39 minutes in, he begins reviewing evidence showing the FBI was not only censoring social media content, but the agency was also, on a regular basis, asking Twitter to reveal the location of specific Twitter users — for what purpose, no one knows. As noted by independent journalist Matt Taibbi in a December 17, 2022, Twitter post:

“What ‘law enforcement’ objective is served by asking for Billy Baldwin’s location information? Why is the FBI/DHS [Department of Homeland Security] in the business of analyzing and flagging social media content at all? When were these programs created and who approved them?”

These are all good questions. Historically, the FBI’s job has been to monitor and address criminal activity, not “misinformation.” Somewhere along the way, and it’s unclear exactly when the mandate changed and by whom, the DHS/FBI (the FBI supports the DHS by investigating threats) and other agencies tasked themselves with illegally suppressing free speech and shaping public narratives through public-private partnerships with Big Tech.

The Biden administration’s Orwellian “Ministry of Truth,” revealed in the summer of 2022, was one of the first indicators we had that something was horribly amiss. And even though that agency was quickly disbanded after public outcry (and no small amount of mockery), the policing of mis- and disinformation was simply shifted elsewhere within the federal government.

Moreover, as reviewed by Greenwald, internal DHS memos, emails and documents show the DHS has worked on expanding its influence over tech platforms for YEARS. So, government censorship is not something that “just happened” in response to the COVID crisis.

Nor is the censorship limited to COVID or public health information in general. We now have evidence showing the FBI has actively interfered in multiple elections, for example — activity that Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) accurately warns is “the biggest threat to our constitutional democracy today.”2

Not surprisingly, the FBI invented the narrative that foreign nations were interfering in U.S. elections, which is precisely what they were doing. As reported by Taibbi and attorney Jeff Childers,3 the FBI asked Twitter to investigate “malicious actors” spreading election disinformation on Twitter. Twitter looked into the matter and reported there was no evidence of foreign interference.

The FBI was none too pleased with that answer and made it clear that Twitter better find some. As “evidence” that Twitter’s investigation was flawed, the FBI cited mainstream media articles and think-tank reports that claimed foreign interference was indeed taking place.4

In response, Twitter’s former censorship head Yoel Roth did an about-face and informed the team that “official state propaganda is DEFINITELY A THING ON TWITTER.”

The FBI’s tactic appears to be a variation of what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls the “wrap-up smear,” where they leak a lie to the media, and then they use that media report as “evidence” that the lie is true, and it just goes in circles from there.

Here, the FBI used reports — which were based on leaked information from anonymous intelligence agents5 — to pressure Twitter into making something up to further support the fiction the FBI itself invented and leaked to the sources they cited.

As noted by Childers, this variant on the political wrap-up smear is also being used by U.S. health agencies:6

“It’s a nifty trick … The NIH or CDC needs evidence to support some guidance they want to issue, like masking. So they fund some studies intended to show masks work. The pay-for-play scientists publish cartoonish, anti-scientific clown studies ‘proving’ cotton masks can somehow magically filter nanoscale virus particles.

Then the NIH and CDC cite those same studies — the same ones they procured — to ‘recommend’ unconstitutional mask mandates, or even outright order mandates, like for air travel and on cruise ships. Ditto vaccines … It’s a closed loop.”

We now also have evidence showing it was the FBI that quenched the Hunter Biden laptop story. They, in collaboration with Twitter, Facebook and the Aspen Institute, even held a tabletop exercise in October 2020 to practice the shaping of the media’s coverage of a potential “hack and dump” operation involving Hunter Biden material.7 8 National security reporters from The New York Times and The Washington Post were also in attendance.9 As reported by the New York Post:10

“The exercise by the ‘Aspen Digital Hack-and-Dump Working Group’ involved an 11-day scenario in October 2020 that began with the imaginary release of falsified records related to Hunter Biden’s controversial employment by the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which paid him as much as $1 million a year to serve on its board when his father was vice president.

‘The goal was to shape how the media covered it — and how social media carried it,’ Shellenberger wrote. But the drill was put into practical use weeks later, when The Post broke the news about Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop — which was either ignored or downplayed by most mainstream news outlets and suppressed by both Twitter and Facebook.”

In the video below, independent journalist Matt Taibbi speaks with Russell Brand about the Twitter files and the kinds of censorship tactics Twitter secretly engaged in on the government’s behalf.

However, it turns out the FBI didn’t just attempt to sideline the Hunter Biden story a month in advance. No. They’ve been shielding it and working with social media to shield it for them, since 2018. As reported by Childers:11

“In December 2020, Twitter’s former censorship head Yoel Roth explained in a sworn statement that for almost two years leading up to the leak, the FBI told him, over and over, to expect a Russian leak about Hunter Biden in October 2020:

‘During these weekly meetings [since 2018], the federal law enforcement agencies communicated that they expected ‘hack-and-leak operations’ by state actors might occur in the period shortly before the 2020 presidential election, likely in October.

I was told in these meetings that … those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter … [and] that there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden.’ Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, made comments on a podcast suggesting he’d had similar conversations with the FBI.”

As reported by attorney Jeff Childers,12 FBI field agent Elvis Chan was one of the agents assigned to work with Twitter. He was recently deposed in the Missouri v. Biden case about his role in Twitter’s censoring of Americans. Below is just one of Chan’s emails to Twitter in which he directs them to ban specific accounts for imagined “crimes.”

As noted by Childers:13

“Note that Chan only provided a list of accounts. He didn’t bother to say WHICH terms of service were violated. He didn’t say anybody broke the law. He didn’t even say WHICH tweets were problematic.”

Still, within 48 hours, Twitter had obliged, and the accounts listed by Chan had either been suspended or banned. Below is Twitter censorship employee Patrick Conlon’s reply to Chan. As you can see, a long list of other FBI employees were also carbon copied.

Another FBI “plant” is Jim Baker.14 Before becoming Twitter’s head lawyer, he spent three decades with the FBI, most recently as its Deputy General Counsel. He too used his authority at Twitter to censor the Hunter Biden story. While his comment (see email below) may seem innocuous enough — just a polite suggestion — it’s clear, with facts in hand, that Baker was trying to influence the situation.

For the record, Facebook also employs no less than 115 “former” employees of the FBI, CIA, NSA and other intelligence agencies.15 Most of them now work in Facebook’s content moderation department, which seems like a massive career slide, if you ask me, but what do I know? As noted by Childers:16

“The inescapable conclusion of what we’re seeing from the Twitter Files is that our country’s intelligence agencies, by and through the FBI, now control all the large social media outlets … and are using them to manipulate American public opinion and change the outcome of domestic elections. But for whom?”

My answer would be they’re doing it on behalf of the Deep State, the same unelected globalists that so doggedly push for a Great Reset and Fourth Industrial Revolution (i.e., eugenics rebranded as transhumanism). Childers continues:17

“If Elon Musk hadn’t spent $44 BILLION DOLLARS to buy Twitter, nobody would have ever believed the extent to which the intelligence community has absorbed private social media platforms in this country and turned them against the people. It’s literally unbelievable.

Exposure will probably be fatal. The Constitution does not provide for any internal security service in the United States. The agencies are WAY off the reservation, well into criminal territory, no matter how clever their lawyers are …

Of course, we still have the teensy-weensy little problem of ‘who’ will charge and arrest these people, since they’re in control of the entire federal law enforcement apparatus. Don’t worry, there ARE answers. But let’s wait a little bit and see how things play out.”

As mentioned, the FBI was also using taxpayer dollars to pay Twitter for their censorship services — $3,415,323 to be exact, between October 2019 and February 2021 alone.18

FBI and other intelligence agencies were also trying to gain even greater and more direct influence over Twitter. In a January 2020 email, Carlos Monje wrote to Roth, warning that a “sustained effort by the IC [intelligence community] to push us to share more information and change our API policies.” Apparently, the FBI wanted direct access into Twitter’s database.19

Investigative journalist Lee Fang with The Intercept20 has also provided us with some real bombshells. While Twitter has publicly insisted that it was cracking down on ALL covert government propaganda accounts, that was only partially true.

“Twitter worked with the U.S. Department of Defense to promote and protect American propaganda accounts, and aided U.S. intelligence agencies in their efforts to influence foreign governments using fake news, computerized deepfake videos and bots.”

In reality, Twitter worked with the U.S. Department of Defense to promote and protect American propaganda accounts, and aided U.S. intelligence agencies in their efforts to influence foreign governments using fake news, computerized deepfake videos and bots.21 They only hunted down the foreign government-affiliated propaganda accounts. As reported by Fang:22

“Behind the scenes, Twitter gave approval and special protection to the U.S. military’s online psychological ops. Despite knowledge that Pentagon propaganda accounts used overt identities, Twitter did not suspend many for around two years or more. Some remain active …

In 2017 a U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) official sent Twitter a list of 52 Arab language accounts ‘we use to amplify certain messages.’ The official asked for priority service for six accounts, verification for one and ‘whitelist’ abilities for the others.”

Whitelisted accounts have a “validated” status similar to that of the blue check mark, which ensures they are promoted in searches. These accounts also don’t get shadow-banned or limited by other means. In closing, I think Childers makes an excellent and accurate observation:23

“Combine all this Twitter censorship, influence peddling, and pure propaganda with the vast budget for pushing vaccines by buying scientists and influencers during the pandemic, and we can begin to see the outlines of a vast private market for censorship and fake news created by the deep state, which then became its biggest customer.”

As for the FBI, it released a single-sentence “rebuttal” on December 21, 2022 — on Twitter — to the mountain of scandalous evidence presented against it.24

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This Is Why You Have Gray Hair

  • An international team of researchers has discovered the first gene linked to gray hair

  • The gene has previously been linked to blonde hair in Europeans and is now connected to gray hair as well

  • The gene accounted for about 30% of hair graying among study participants

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One you reach the age of 30, you have a 10% to 20% chance of graying hair with each passing decade.1 It’s a fact of life that, eventually, virtually everyone will go gray.

Your hair color comes from pigment called melanin. Each hair may contain dark melanin (eumelanin) and light melanin (pheomelanin), which blend together to form the many shades of hair color among humans.

When you’re young, special pigment stem cells called melanocytes inject pigment into keratin-containing cells.

This keratin, a protein, makes up your hair and is responsible for giving it its color. As you age, melanin is reduced, which is why your hair turns gray and, ultimately, white (this means there’s no melanin left).2

What exactly causes melanin to be reduced and hair to turn gray has remained a mystery until now. An international team of researchers has discovered the first gene linked to gray hair.

The study involved a genome-wide association scan in more than 6,000 Latin Americans to look for genes related to features of scalp hair and facial hair, including graying, balding, beard thickness, monobrow, eyebrow thickness and more).3

A gene that has previously been linked to blonde hair in Europeans turned out to be connected to gray hair as well and accounted for about 30% of hair graying among the study participants.

The other 70% is likely due to factors such as age, environment, stress and more. The researchers plan to look for ways to manipulate this genetic pathway to prevent hair from turning gray (including drugs, which I would not recommend taking for the purpose of changing your hair color). Kaustubh Adhikari, Ph.D, a postdoctoral researcher at University College London, told TIME:4

“We might have drugs that boost or stop the protein from acting and change the amount of melanin in hair follicles and change the hair internally … So once the hair comes out like the way you want, you don’t have [to] go out and buy dyes.”

According to Desmond Tobin, Ph.D., professor of Cell Biology from the University of Bradford in England, your hair follicles may be regulated by a “melanogentic clock” that eventually slows down the activity of melanocyte cells. Further, according to the Library of Congress:5

“… Tobin suggests that hair turns gray because of age and genetics, in that genes regulate the exhaustion of the pigmentary potential of each individual hair follicle. This occurs at different rates in different hair follicles. For some people it occurs rapidly, while in others it occurs slowly over several decades.”

It’s known, for instance, that white people may start going gray in their mid-30s, while Asians typically go gray beginning in their late 30s. African Americans typically don’t go gray until their mid-40s.6

Other factors for why hair turns gray include:

  • Hydrogen peroxide — Hydrogen peroxide is a well-known tool for bleaching your hair, but many people aren’t aware that your hair cells make hydrogen peroxide, too. As you age, the amount produced increases, which researchers believe ultimately bleaches out your hair pigment, turning your hair grey and then white.7

  • Smoking — There is a significant association between tobacco use and graying of hair.8 Cigarette smoking is also linked to premature hair graying, with the onset of gray hair occurring before the age of 30.9

  • Oxidative stress — Oxidative stress can be defined as the state in which your free radicals (from pollution, poor diet, stress) outnumber your antioxidant defenses (from healthy diet). Graying hair may be an indicator of oxidative stress-induced damage.10 Research has also shown that people with premature graying had a higher level of pro-oxidants and lower levels of antioxidants than those with normal hair.11

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency — This is also linked to premature gray hair, and there is at least one report of pigmentation returning to hair after the vitamin deficiency was resolved.12

It’s thought that going prematurely gray is largely genetic; if you have family members who turned gray early on, there’s a chance you might too.

Obesity is also associated with premature graying,13 and there is some speculation that it could be an indicator of certain health issues. For instance, premature graying of hair may be an important risk marker for the bone condition osteopenia.

According to research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, people with premature graying but no other identifiable risk factor were 4.4 times as likely to have osteopenia as those without premature graying.14 The researchers suggested:

“The association between premature graying and low bone mass could be related to genes that control peak bone mass or factors that regulate bone turnover.”

Thyroid disorders, anemia and vitiligo have also been linked to premature graying, and it’s even been associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in young smokers. According to researchers:15

“Premature graying of hair can be used as preliminary evidence by clinicians for classifying patients at risk for premature CAD especially in smokers.”

It’s commonly believed that stress causes gray hairs (and many parents of teenagers or former presidents, whose hair often turns gray during office would likely attest to that). Science on this topic has frequently come up short, save a 2011 study published in the journal Nature and led by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Lefkowitz.16

That study found chronic stress and frequent activation of the “fight or flight” stress response leads to DNA damage that may promote not only aging, cancer, neuropsychiatric conditions and miscarriages but also affect genes that control hair pigment.

Researchers believe they are getting closer to finding a cure for gray hair. Scientists at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, for instance, isolated the Wnt protein, which coordinates pigmentation between melanocytes and another type of stem cell that guides the development of hair follicles.17

When the researchers inhibited the Wnt pathway in black mice, they turned gray. They believe that one day adding the Wnt protein to hair care products or supplements may “cure” gray hair.

Meanwhile, in a follow-up to the original study that linked gray hair to a buildup of hydrogen peroxide, researchers revealed that a UVB-activated compound called PC-KUS could reverse the hydrogen peroxide build up and effectively “cure” gray hair.18

The treatment also works to restore skin color in people with vitiligo. Dr. Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief of The FASEB Journal, which published the study, told Medical News Today:19

“For generations, numerous remedies have been concocted to hide gray hair. but now, for the first time, an actual treatment that gets to the root of the problem has been developed.”

The search for a cure for gray hair assumes that gray hair is a problem that needs solving. But there’s nothing intrinsically bad about having gray hair. In fact, from a health perspective you’re far better off going gray than using toxic hair dyes.

And if you’re thinking of embracing your silver locks, now’s a perfect time. So-called “granny hair” is the latest trend, with people paying salons big bucks to go gray. If you’re lucky enough to have earned your gray naturally, you can get this look for free. New York hair stylist Jan-Marie Arteca told Reuters:20

“Granny hair is basically silver hair, any tone of grey in your hair: steel grey, silvery grey, really, really white, platinum-ish with either violet or silver undertones … That’s the trend.”

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Curbing Overpopulation: Bill Gates, George Soros, other Billionaires Convened to Make Plans in 2009

Two weeks ago, I pointed out that we objectively live through a period of depopulation: in 2022, deaths were up, and births were down significantly.

I asked, is this ongoing depopulation an unfortunate accident arising out of random circumstances, or is it a result of a preplanned and deliberate strategy? Check my post out, as it gives the latest statistics on birth declines and death increases and introduces the depopulation question:

This Sunday Times article from 2009 sheds light on this further. Our leading billionaires were so worried about overpopulation in 2009 that they convened a secret meeting to discuss future efforts to curb it.

Their meeting was very private: The informal afternoon session was so discreet that some of the billionaires’ aides were told they were at “security briefings”.

Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, said the summit was unprecedented. “We only learnt about it afterwards, by accident. Normally these people are happy to talk good causes, but this is different – maybe because they don’t want to be seen as a global cabal,” he said.

It is hard to disagree with Stacy Palmer! I can fully understand the desire NOT to be seen as a global cabal. I mean, who wants to be seen as a global cabal when discussing means to curb overpopulation, right?

Taking their cue from Gates they agreed that overpopulation was a priority.

Bill Gates did not merely hold private, personal thoughts about depopulation; he convened a meeting of leading billionaires, in secret, to discuss his favorite cause, make plans, and execute those plans!

Another guest said there was “nothing as crude as a vote” but a consensus emerged that they would back a strategy in which population growth would be tackled as a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat.

The Guardian in 2009, before receiving $12,779,391 in 2017-2018 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation via grants OPP1197725, OPP1156923, OPP1177035, INV-017377, OPP1034962, was more critical of the meeting:

There is little doubt that members of the Good Club have done amazing work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with a current endowment of more than $30bn, is the biggest philanthropic organisation ever. …

The Soros Foundation has done valuable work setting up democratic institutions and independent media across the former Soviet bloc. These titans of philanthropy have also started a trend among the slightly less wealthy. …

But there is a potential downside to the growth of these “über donors”, especially if the whims of individuals start to take precedence over the expertise of professionals.

The strange truth is that giving away billions of dollars is difficult and fraught with risk. There can be waste, mismanagement and poor investment. At the same time it can actually do harm. “If you are putting enormous amounts of money into a community that can’t cope with it, then you can implode that community,” Peterson said.

Others are even more outspoken at the growing dominance of a tiny handful of billionaires in the development sector. “The problem with any Good Club is that all the people might not be ‘good’. Or at least not ‘good’ in universal definitions,” said Louise Uwacu, the Rwandan-born founder of the Canadian education charity Positivision.

Louise Uwacu above, born in Rwanda, hit the nail on the head, explaining that these people are “not good.”

Louise has not exactly slid into obscurity and has not forgotten about Bill Gates since warning us about him in 2009. Here’s Louise’s tweet from 2022:

Louise is a smart woman, and she knows how to connect the dots! She became a Canadian anti-Covid-vaxxer. Check out her Twitter profile.

When searching google for the Times article title, a big message pops up:

That sort of warning from Google usually means that fact-checkers (sponsored by Bill Gates and George Soros) are busy writing articles debunking the questions you and I might ask. Google is waiting for fact-checks to insert them at the top of the search results.

What was the billionaires’ secret strategy to curb overpopulation? It is difficult to say as no information was made public.

I have some thoughts to discuss later, as the point of this article is to bring attention to the existence of a secret billionaire club that was convened to fight overpopulation, not to bring forth an indigestible hodgepodge of theories.

Let me ask you. What do you think was their strategy? Please provide links if you have any.

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