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Federalist Society member: Pro-Trump lawyer John Eastman is a ‘clear danger to the health of our republic’ – Raw Story

Posted: October 21, 2021 at 11:22 pm

As a result of the frenzied buying spree, shares of the shell company, called Digital World Acquisition Corp., are now sitting at $45.50 which values it at a whopping $3.9 billion without ever launching a product. For reference, that's roughly half the size of The New York Times, and commensurate with the value of Netflix after it had already been in business for eight years.

The surge in trading was so drastic that Fidelity even reported it was the No. 1 most traded name on its platform Thursday.

DWAC is what's known as a "SPAC," or special purpose acquisition company. The strategy, which has become popular in recent years as a way to sidestep the typically onerous regulatory process of taking a company public, typically occurs when a non-public company merges with a shell company that is already public. In this case, DWAC is set to merge with "Trump Media & Technology Group."

In a press release Wednesday night, the ex-commander-in-chief touted the deal in especially Trumpian terms, saying he hoped to create a "rival to the liberal media consortium." But the numbers he cited also valued the company at just $1.7 billion still a huge sum for a company without any apparent cashflow.

The venture's first project will be a social media venture called "TRUTH Social," which is set to launch next month for "invited users" and will be available sometime early next year for the general public, according to Trump's statement.

Though the platform wasn't set to go live for at least a month, the intense interest led more than a few users through a backdoor which allowed them to create their own accounts with some even posing as Trump himself. In one instance highlighted by The Washington Post, someone who grabbed the "donaldjtrump" username posted a picture of a defecating pig to the account.

Trump himself will serve as chairman of TMTG, which is also planning a video-on-demand streaming service, TMTG+, and a news network, TMTG News, according to a public pitch deck obtained by Salon. The slides contain a number of lofty plans for the company to disrupt the business models of any number of perceived competitors, from Netflix to Disney to Twitter and Facebook, but notably did not include any financial projections or information on corporate structures, which are usually a part of such presentations.

"I don't know enough to say it's unprecedented, but it's weird," Michael Ohlrogge, an assistant professor of law at New York University who researches SPACs, told the Associated Press. "Given a lot of things that happen with Trump are not great with details and formalities, it's perhaps not surprising, but it's not the norm in SPACs."

The former president's interest in building a media empire has long been a source of speculation many pundits were convinced back in 2016 that his presidential run was simply a ploy to generate interest in a subsequent media venture. In fact, former aide Jason Miller, who after Trump's 2020 election loss formed his own social media company, Gettr, confirmed in a congratulatory statement Wednesday that he and Trump had been in talks to collaborate on the venture but "couldn't come to terms on a deal."

But despite the former president's involvement, it was the the strange details surrounding DWAC that had many experts scratching their heads.

According to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company was formed just a few weeks after Trump's 2020 loss, with the stock brokerage firm Kingswood Capital Markets as the sole underwriter. As New York Magazine noted on Thursday, Kingswood used to be called EF Hutton a 1980s financial powerhouse that was eventually sold after it was revealed the firm was involved in illegal mob-related ventures. Trump also famously bragged about dealing with the New York City Mafia during his years as a real estate developer.

DWAC's official address is listed as a WeWork office in Miami, while its management team is also drawing a fair bit of scrutiny. Patrick Orlando, the firm's CEO, appears to be a SPAC veteran whose most recent offering is Yunhong International, another blank-check company located in Wuhan, China.

The firm's CFO is a strange pick as well: Luis Orleans-Braganza, a top deputy to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and current member of the country's parliament.

The New York Times also reported that at least one of the initial investors in DWAC, Saba Capital Management, was not aware as late as this spring that the company was planning a deal with the former president.

It's unclear whether DWAC's sky-high valuation will hold. SPACs enjoyed a moment earlier this year in which a number of similar deals enjoyed early success, though many of those tickers have since come down to earth.

It's also important to note that a key feature of SPAC deals are the unique incentives that protect company insiders while other investors bear much of the risk if a deal fails to garner expected returns.

Trump's last publicly traded venture, a casino company called Trump Entertainment Resorts, also ended in heartbreak for investors after it lost hundreds of millions of dollars in just over a decade, a period during which it filed for bankruptcy numerous times. Though if the past is any indication, Trump will likely come out on top Fortune Magazine reported at the time that he earned more than $82 million from the company before it went bust.

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Rice Slams Critical Race Theory, Jan. 6 Obsession On ‘The View’ – The Federalist

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Former Republican Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice caught flak over an audition appearance on ABCs The View Wednesday for challenging the left-wing narrative over critical race theory and Democrats obsession with the Jan. 6 protests.

I thought they didnt teach critical race theory until they went to like law school or something, professed Whoopi Goldberg, apparently ignorant of the movement to infect K-12 curriculums with its toxic concepts.

I sure hope not because Im not certain 7-year-olds need to learn it, Rice said.

The ensuing discussion featured what used to be a routine back-and-forth when former Co-Host Meghan McCain was on the show prior to her August exit, as the daytime panelists appeared perplexed at alternate perspectives shared on air.

I grew up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama. I couldnt go to a movie theater or to a restaurant with my parents, Rice explained. I went to segregated schools until we moved to Denver. My parents never thought I was going to grow up in a world without prejudice but they also told me, thats somebody elses problem, not yours. Youre going to overcome it, and you are going to be anything you want to be. And thats the message that I think we ought to be sending to kids.

Rice went on to charge the current environment surrounding discussions on race with attempting to indict white Americans with collective guilt.

One of the worries that I have about the way were talking about race, is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past I dont think thats very productive or black people have to feel disempowered by race, Rice said. I would like black kids to be completely empowered to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that I dont have to make white kids feel bad for being white.

A confused Joy Behar had Rice repeat the claim.

I dont have to make white children feel bad about being white in order to teach and overcome the history of second-class citizenship for black Americans, Rice explained again.

As the panel erupted in crosstalk, Co-Host Sara Haines offered examples of California elementary schools instructing students to rank their privilege while accelerated courses for the academically gifted are erased in the name of equity.

Its happening across the country, Haines said.

Goldberg responded by regurgitating the false claim that opponents of race-based curriculums seek to erase history lessons from the classroom.

History is going to be taught, Goldberg said. The whole idea of teaching history is so we dont repeat it.

Theres been this rollback of history, Sunny Hostin chimed in. People want to hide history parents dont want children to hear about the real history.

Rice rejected the left-wing talking point born out of hysteria against those opposed to state-sponsored woke indoctrination.

People are being taught the true history, Rice said. It goes back to how we teach the history. We teach the good and we teach the bad of history. But what we dont do is make 7- and 10-year-olds feel that they are somehow bad people because of the color of their skin. Weve been through that and we dont need to do that again.

That doesnt seem to be part of the plan, Behar interjected.

Oh it is part of the plan, Rice finished.

The nations former chief diplomat also railed against the lefts obsession with the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 that triggered a Democrat impeachment of an outgoing president followed by a witch hunt show trial in the upper chamber a month later. The partisan probe ordered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken the recent dark turn of targeting private citizens uninvolved in the turmoil at the Capitol complex, but who instead exercised their right to protest.

I said at the time Jan. 6 was wrong, Rice said. Full stop I cried that day, because I thought, I studied countries that do this. I didnt think it would happen in my own country.'

But, she added, lawmakers who resumed business the same night served as a powerful testament to the vigilance of American institutions.

Im one who believes that the American people are now concerned about their, what we call kitchen table issues, the price of gasoline, inflation, whats happening with their kids in school, Rice said. We do have a lot of issues, and I hope what we will do is move on to the next generation of leadership.

MORE: Sec. @CondoleezzaRice: As to what I want to see in my party, I want to see the nextgeneration of leadership stepup. I want those of us who havebeen there, done that, to stepback. And I want to move on to a better America. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA https://t.co/Bfe3s3kCNy

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Rice also declined to endorse Bidens agenda that hinges on colossal spending packages dependent on congressional approval.

Im not going to get into whether I think those packages are a good idea, Rice said, after Goldberg used the opportunity to tout the presidents negotiations with lawmakers on multi-trillion dollar bills.

Condoleezza Rice is clashing with the ladies of #TheView

Condoleezza Rice: The American people have kitchen table issues they are worried about (True)

Whoopi: That's why Biden is trying to pass those fat bills

Rice: Those bills are not a good idea

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Rices guest-host tryout was met with the typical hostility that the shows progressive viewers showed anytime McCain would also score points, sparking a brief trend on Twitter.

Sunny looking at Condoleezza Rice #TheView pic.twitter.com/LPCqz2MP1i

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Im sorry but truth hurtsBlack kids feel bad knowing that this country enslaved their ancestors but Rice is worried about how white kids feel??? #TheView pic.twitter.com/jTnAEOyVKb

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#TheViewSorry I Heard Enough Of Miss Condi Rice pic.twitter.com/mTho8FEMWE

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#TheView I've had enough of Condoleeza Rice pic.twitter.com/fD79rn7lKW

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Rice auditioned for the open conservative seat left vacant by McCain, who recounts the programs toxic work environment in a new audio memoir released this week, Bad Republican.

I was told when I left, they were looking for a real conservative, McCain told Variety Magazine in an interview published Tuesday. I gave them a list. None of them have tested.

Others on The Views rotating line-up include former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, CNN host S.E. Cupp, television host Eboni Williams, former White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah, reality star Cameran Eubanks, CNNs Mary Katharine Ham, and former GOP congresswoman from Utah Mia Love.

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Two Transgender Specialists Wonder: Has The New Orthodoxy Gone Too Far? – The Federalist

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For nearly a decade, the transgender movement has steamrolled through American society with a faade of certainty and moral superiority no one is allowed to question. Choosing ones gender has been the brave new frontier our children are entitled to cross, and woe to the parent, doctor, or educator who takes issue.

In recent weeks, though, another major crack in this wall has appeared. In a groundbreaking interview, two prominent providers in the field of transgender medicine admit publicly there is much about transgender doctrine that needs to be questioned.

Abigail Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage, interviewed Dr. Marci Bowers, a world-renowned vaginoplasty specialist who operated on Jazz Jennings, and Erica Anderson, a clinical psychologist at the University of California San Franciscos Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic. Its a flashing red light that these two specialists are voicing doubts publicly. These practitioners are also transgender, and have helped hundreds of children and teenagers transition. Now they ask, has the new orthodoxy gone too far?

Anderson even submitted a co-authored op-ed to The New York Times warning that many transgender medical providers were treating kids recklessly. The Times declined to publish, citing this was outside our coverage priorities right now.

These bombshell interviews are welcome news to parents who have sensed something gravely amiss. Parents who mourn seeing a son become a daughter or who question life-altering surgery on their childs healthy body are labeled unsupportive transphobes. Online peer trans-support groups make much of offering a kid a glitter family to replace the parents who dont line up behind a teenagers desire to change genders.

In 2007, this was a smaller issue, as there was one gender-transitioning clinic in the country. Today those clinics number in the hundreds.

As these two practitioners reveal, protocols for gender transition will likely ruin a persons ability to respond to sexual intimacy and in many instances produce sterility. Those are steep prices to pay. These interviews confirm just how gaslit we have been and how much there is to question in gender-suppression protocols.

Bowers explains what happens to patients who pursue gender-transition surgery after taking puberty blockers (drugs that delay puberty) and cross-sex hormones. Bowers admits he is not a fan of puberty blockers. When physical puberty is inhibited, there is not enough penile and scrotal skin for a surgeon to re-fashion female organs without taking stomach lining or even part of the colon from a patient. Bowers refuses to use the colon, although other doctors will: You can get colon cancer or chronic colitis over time. And its just in the discharge and the nasty appearance and it doesnt smell like a vagina.

Yet the transgender-rights movement of doctors and activists has claimed for a decade that its perfectly safe for children as young as nine to take puberty blockers. Its all fully reversible, they said. The Mayo Clinic,the St. Louis Childrens Hospital, andThe New York Times hardly mention the data that shows sexual dysfunction and sterility often result from puberty blockers.

Doctors giving puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are guilty of magical thinking, as though surgeons can do anything, Bowers claims. Jennings, Bowers most famous patient, is a case in point. Days after Bowers removed Jenningss penis and constructed female body parts with the available skin, Jazz experienced crazy pain. He was rushed back to the hospital where another doctor was waiting. As I was getting her [sic] on the bed, I heard something go pop, he said. Jazzs new vagina had split apart.

In this video you can see just how much uncertainty exists, even in highly skilled doctors, as they attempt a repair. Its hard to escape the sense that transitioning teens are guinea pigs in a huge national experiment.

Puberty blockers are just the first step in this problematic process. The standard of care established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is called affirmative therapy. A good doctor, therapist, or educator is required to accept at face value a childs desire to change genders and offer the child medications to inhibit puberty.

There is little exploration into the actual causes of a teenagers depression or why she feels uncomfortable in her sex. In what many believe is social contagion, the number of natal females seeking gender transition has skyrocketed, affecting twice as many girls as boys. If a doctor accepted an anorexic patients firm belief that she is fat and prescribed liposuction or a weight-loss clinic as a treatment, we would hardly call him compassionate. Yet that exact suspension of logic is applied to gender dysphoria.

Puberty blockers are followed, almost inevitably, by cross-sex hormones that carry huge medical implications. A girl taking testosterone will feel bold and confident, soaring above her insecurities and depression. But she will also grow facial hair that likely wont go away even if she stops taking hormones. Her voice will deepen, usually permanently. Her vagina will atrophy and due to thickened blood, she stands a much greater risk of heart attack. As the surgeon Bowers makes clear in her interview, over time cross-sex hormones will likely leave patients infertile and incapable of enjoying sexual intimacy.

This is a stunning protocol to push on vulnerable children and teenagers given the fact that 70 percent of children outgrow gender dysphoria with no intervention at all, as Shrier explains in her investigative book on the subject. Only in the field of transgender medicine do we allow procedures that halt normal, healthy biological functioning in a child or teen, based solely on self-reported mental distress, Shrier writes.

This reflexive rush to treatment has caused Anderson to state openly that many young adults are getting sloppy healthcare. Underlying emotional issues are not resolved by hormones and surgery. Indeed, nearly half of parents of transitioning children report that their child was in a worse place, not a better one, as a result.

A leaked 2019 report from the renowned Tavistock and Portman Trust gender clinic in the United Kingdom showed that rates of self-harm and suicidality did not decrease even after puberty was suppressed. The report was so damning the head of the clinic resigned. He feared the clinic was fast-tracking youths to transition with no positive effect and in some cases, real harm.

Bowers makes one more admission that major care providers have not dared state out loud, although its obvious to anyone who has worked or written in the field of transgender medicine. Bowers alludes to a built-in bias, a regimented dogma. He says, there are definitely people who are trying to keep out anyone who doesnt absolutely buy the party line that everything should be affirming and that there is no room for dissent. Bowers thinks thats a mistake.

How can a field of medicine claim to offer help based on science when inquiry and dissent are so openly derided or when those who question may likely forfeit their careers? Why would parents risk their childrens futures on protocols for which no good long-term studies exist?

The determination to create a self of ones choosing is driven not by science, but by ideology. As Carl Trueman explains in his landmark book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, we have allowed sexuality to be at the very heart of what it means to be an authentic person, a profound claim that is arguably unprecedented in history. A belief system not science is governing how we approach the insecurities of childhood and adolescence.

The transgender wall we hear cracking is the myth that there is actual science behind this new gender orthodoxy. Two of the most active practitioners have begun to blow a whistle. There will be more. More parents, more doctors, more transitioners will raise questions and refuse to pretend this is a path of wisdom.

The curtain is being pulled back on the shaky underpinnings of an industry that threatens to reshape what it means to be human to live as a man or a woman. The future may well surface hundreds of people with regrets, stuck in bodies that dont work like they were designed. They will be asking how grown-ups in their past ever allowed them to pursue such madness.

Paula Rinehart, LCSW, is a therapist in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the author of the book "Sex and the Soul of a Woman." She writes about family and culture.

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What Kamala Won’t Tell Black Churches Is What They Need To Hear – The Federalist

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Vice President Kamala Harris will be appearing by video message in more than 300 black churches in Virginia from now until the state election on Nov. 2. Reports call Harriss outreach plan an effort to boost Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe in a tightening race for governor of a state that both parties are eager to claim as a pivotal prize heading into the 2022 election cycle.

I am sure Harris expects a nearly automatic reaction to her plea, and that it will produce overwhelming support from the black parishioners targeted. After all, who can forget President Joe Bidens message to the black community when he said you aint black if you dont vote Democrat.

As a black conservative and former state attorney general, Im excited for what the vice president will choose not to say to the congregations of these 300 churches. Heres why.

Harris will very likely not talk about the 20 million black children who have been aborted since the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion. She wont talk about the generations of black youngsters, children and even grandchildren of the black babies aborted, who themselves were never born thanks to Democrats staunch advocacy for a procedure that targets black women.

She wont talk about the population of American blacks continuing to stagnate and decline as a result of the disproportionate percentage of black abortions in America as compared to all abortions performed. Although black women make up only 13 percent of the female population in the United States, they account for 36 percent of U.S. abortions. This disproportionate figure is almost exactly the ratio of incarcerated blacks compared to the population of blacks in the country 35 percent to 13 percent.

So why am I so excited if shes not going to talk about the sanctity of life, or the violence thats destroying black communities, or the discord in our public education system that is failing to adequately prepare young black children for economicopportunity? Because black America knows there is a problem and especially the black church knows there is a problem.

The problem is that the black community has been down this road before and has seen decline over the past several decades despite entrenched Democrat leadership in large urban centers and blue states like Virginia. Homicide and violent crime are up 30 percent over a year ago, which is a big deal in the black community as, despite being only 13 percent of the population, black Americans represent 56 percent of murder victims nationally and approximately 90 percent of the murderers of other blacks.

Black churches are aware of these astonishing murder statistics because its the black clergy who get the calls from government officials late at night to quell the violence and calm the crowd. Its the black churches that hold the funerals for the scores of young black victims of self-inflicted urban violence. All this while Democrats continue to strip law enforcement budgets to prove theyre woke to leftist defund the police BS and black communities suffer loss of police protection.

While the Democrat Party, led by Biden and Harris, tries to mandate this country further and further into a socialist agenda, its the black community who constantly gets the shaft from these same Democrat politicians who promise them the moon, the sun, and the stars every election cycle. Then, once the black vote is secured (thus securing the election), Democrats expect the black community to stay patient while moving them further away from that promised moon.

Never mind a black agenda item such aseducation choice reforms that would provide marked improvement for young black boys and girls.Instead, Democrats prioritize loosening border restrictions and allowing more illegal entries, which will further burdenpublic education and negatively affect the black children trapped in low-performing public schools.

Vice President Harris may have sung in her church choir, but she has never advocated for the lives of unborn children.The black church, however, rightly supports life as a gift from God that should never be abandoned.

Democratsin Virginia believe its not only legal but acceptableto allow babies born alive to be kept comfortable and simply die out after birth.This can never be the position of the church in America, whether it be black or white.

The black church is no different from the white church in its recognition of the need for a great awakening that will restore America as one nation under God, dedicated to justice and mercy and committed to loving our neighbors. Yet the vice president and the Democrat Party go out of their way to insist that America be a nation that does not honor its Creator, the importance offamily, and the role of fathers and men in shaping the character of young boys.

The black church had a front-row seat to experience the advances in the state of black America during the Trump administration, with record-low unemployment and economic gains that resulted from policies that actually uplifted and empowered black citizens as independent stakeholders, not merely as pawns of one party or the other.

I hope the church is payingcareful attentionto what Vice PresidentHarris is not saying and that the values of the black churches and all churches in Virginia find their way to the voting booths on Nov. 2.

Curtis Hill is the former attorney general of Indiana.

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If You Can’t Tell A Man From A Woman, You’re A Health Threat – The Federalist

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The left became impossible to parody somewhere in between believe all women and peak trans. The guys at The Babylon Bee are going to have to quit soon, if not because they cannot get any more bizarre than the left then because it seems like the left is using their headlines as an instruction manual.

Here is what I am reacting to, and it is not made up. It is real.

Not only did Joe Biden appoint a man who claims hes a woman, and whose poor public health decisions led to thousands of unnecessary COVID deaths, as assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Biden has now made that man a four-star admiral and proclaimed we should all cheer at his administration appointing the first female four-star officer. I repeat, this is not a joke.

This official, Rachel Levine, has zero military experience. Hes as much a soldier as I am (although I am 100 percent more female than he is).

Here is the U.S. surgeon general saying her [sic] service will undoubtedly advance the@usphscc [U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps] mission to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our nation.

Levine was also awarded the Public Health Service COVID-19 Pandemic Campaign Medal. Yes, a man whose pandemic leadership included: pulling his mother from a nursing home while forcing elderly people into those homes we now know were COVID death traps; getting promoted out of running a state health department that still cant find crucial COVID-19 data; presiding over one of the slowest vaccine rollouts in the country; and openly advocating for the dismemberment and mutilation of children in the name of health this man has been awarded a public service COVID-19 pandemic campaign medal.

In his new position, Levine will join 6,000 other corps members offering COVID-19 shots and other health-focused initiatives on behalf of the federal government.How can anyone take seriously any health recommendations from people who are willing to so deeply subordinate reality to political lies that are as obvious as the shape of my jaw?

This would be a joke if the implications werent so frightening. For one thing, things like this will accelerate already declining public confidence in COVID-19 demands, public health, and the medical profession in general.

And that declining confidence makes perfect sense when you consider that the same public health agencies demanding children wear masks and healthy people quarantine wholeheartedly push child mutilation and dismemberment, in clear violation of medical ethics. Those same public health agencies are handing out COVID grants to local public health agencies that direct them to administer medical care based on peoples race.

Its already known that the politicization of medical research through federal control of its funding endangers lives. Medical schools, as Katie Herzog memorably reported recently, are now overtaken by these same insane denials of biology, the very reality they are supposed to be understanding better to save human lives.

Under a regime that prioritizes sexual behavior and skin color above truth, medical care and peoples trust in it is only going to decline. This isnt just a joke, its evidence of a serious crisis.

All this means our nation is controlled by unserious people unfit to govern. They are putting the great United States in empire disintegration territory reminiscent of the Roman emperor Caligula, who reportedly appointed his horse to public office. According to History.com:

Famous for his madness and brutality, Caligula allegedly committed incest with his sisters, fed prisoners to wild beasts and had conversations with the moonso coddling a beloved horse might seem among the lesser of his various evils.

According to historian Aloys Winterling, author of Caligula: A Biography (2011), insanity isnt the only logical explanation for such behavior. In his book, Winterling makes the case that many of the emperors wackier stunts were designed to insult and humiliate senators and other elites.

Demanding that Americans submit to and celebrate obvious denials of reality is not just a joke, and not just a threat to our lives and livelihoods. It is also a humiliation ritual designed to make us even more subservient to power. We must respond with staunchly refusing to live by lies.

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ESPN Reporter Allison Williams Forced Out Of Job Over Vaxx Coercion – The Federalist

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After 10 years with ESPN, sideline reporter Allison Williams said she will be leaving her job after the company tried to medically coerce her into getting the COVID-19 jab while she and her husband are trying to get pregnant with their second child.

Williams said she applied for accommodation after her doctor advised her against getting the shot, but ESPN denied her request.

Effective next week I will be separated from the company, she said in an Instagram video.

Williams initially thought she would be free to choose whether to get the shot after ESPN, which is owned by the Walt Disney Company, said it would be a personal decision for their employees. After the company mandated the vaccine for most employees in July, Williams said she was left without the choice to move forward in her career without the jab.

Their values have clearly changed. I understand that. I dont know what its like to run a multibillion-dollar company and to have shareholders and board members and financial quotas to answer to and not to mention societal and political pressure, so I respect that their values have changed. I had hoped that they would respect that mine did not, Williams explained.

Ultimately, I cannot get a paycheck over principle, she added. I will not sacrifice something that I believe and hold so strongly to maintain a career.

Williams also expressed sympathy for others who have found themselves facing similar situations.

I know Im not the only one walking away from a career they love, a profession that is passion. And so many of the people who are in the same situation as me are serving society and benefiting this country in ways I could never do, she said. They are nurses, they are teachers, they are doctors, they are police officers and first responders, they are most importantly our military, and they too are pilots. They too are choosing to put their beliefs first, and I just want you all to know I stand with you.

Williams implored anyone else facing medical coercion from their employers and the government to stand up for what they believe and fight back against tyranny.

There will come a time when the government or corporations mandate you to get something that does not align with your values, she said. Power given is seldom returned. When that day comes, I want you to know that we fought. And we tried.

Williams said she does not know what is next for her or her career, but she said she is clinging to her faith and praying for things to get better.

Until then, Im going to go hug my baby, she said through tears.

Williams announced last month that ESPN would not allow her to continue her travel sideline work while she remained unvaccinated.

While my work is incredibly important to me, the most important role I have is as a mother. Throughout our family planning with our doctor, as well as a fertility specialist, I have decided not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time while my husband and I try for a second child, she said in a statement. This was a deeply difficult decision to make and its not something I take lightly. I will miss being on the sidelines and am thankful for the support of my ESPN family. I look forward to when I can return to the games and job that I love.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.

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Where Is The Line Between Free Speech And ‘Dark Money’? – The Federalist

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On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Andrew Langer, president of the Institute for Liberty, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the tension between the First Amendment right to free speech and what is often labeled dark money.

If youre advocating for ideas and for changes in the public discourse, thats something that should be very much protected speech, and the publics interest in knowing who was giving money to those things should not outweigh someones right to engage in speech anonymously or engaging their freedom of association anonymously, Langer said. Because as others have pointed out this is an essential element of that free speech. Sometimes people cannot speak out in their own names without having retribution taken against them.

Langer said dark money is often weaponized and used as a pejorative term, but the regulation of people who advocate for ideas needs to be more nuanced.

The standards as theyve been for the last 30 years in terms of reporting, lets say even 20 years, shouldnt change. The bright line should be about electioneering and not about ideas because ideas should stand and fall on their own merits, Langer said.

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Here’s What We Know About Pitt’s Sadistic Experiments On Babies – The Federalist

Posted: October 13, 2021 at 7:24 pm

It was reported earlier this year that the University of Pittsburgh used taxpayer funds, specifically grants from Dr. Anthony Faucis National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to run barbaric experiments splicing lab rats with organs harvested from aborted children. In response, pro-life activists and elected officials have called for state and federal investigations into the university, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, NIAID, and the local Planned Parenthood, which supplies body pieces from aborted babies for experiments.

On Tuesday, a panel hosted in Pittsburgh by the Pennsylvania Family Council featured several of these pro-life activists and former Pennsylvania elected officials. They discussed the shocking details that have emerged over the last several months and what we now know about the funding and sourcing of Pitts fetal tissue harvesting.

The first panelist to speak was Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden, whose undercover videos have previously featured abortionists at Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania and the abortion training director at the University of Pittsburgh.

Daleiden explained how, in grant applications to receive NIH funding, the University of Pittsburgh essentially advertised their facilities as the best location for the GUDMAP aborted fetal kidney harvesting program. Pitt described how aborted babies are still alive at the time their kidneys are cut out. This was a selling point for why Pitt should receive millions of taxpayer dollars.

When they say they track and record the warm ischemia time, that means they know the time at which fetuses lose their circulation and lose their blood supply, Daleiden said reading from the grant application. They specifically say labor induction, not just a forceps extraction abortion, but a labor induction abortion where they induce labor and the mom pushes out a baby at 24 weeks.

Those two statements together that they know how to keep the time of blood loss in the kidneys to a minimum and that they perform induced-labor abortion show these are clear, classic cases of partial-birth abortion or this is just straight-up infanticide, Daleiden said.

Daleiden also explained how the fetal experimentation programs may have violated Pennslyvania state law and federal partial-birth abortion law, and how these potential criminal violations should be investigated by lawmakers.Pennslyvanias Abortion Control Act includes a felony prohibition on infanticide, a ban on any consideration whatsoever for fetal tissue, and a specific prohibition on any experimentation on a living fetus, whether inside or outside the womb.

The federal statute against partial-birth abortion applies to delivering the baby alive with the purpose of killing the baby after delivery through organ harvesting or through other means, Daleiden said. If theyre maintaining blood flow to the kidneys extracting the baby up to the level of the kidneys and then kill the baby its a clear pattern for criminal violation.

Retired Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Cheryl Allen spoke on Planned Parenthoods history of racism, the abortion industrys targeting of black people under the guise of wanting to help poor, black women, and Pitts racial quota for the babies used in their experiments.

Pitts grant application stated its fetal harvesting program would choose individuals on the basis of sex/gender, race, and ethnicity, setting quotas of 50 percent white patients and aborted fetuses, and 50 percent minority patients and fetuses, with 25 percent of those minority fetuses to come from black women.

Allen pointed out that in Western Pennslyvania, compared to other metropolitan areas like Philadelphia or New York, there are smaller Hispanic and Asian populations, and so the largest minority population here would be African American. Therefore, Allen said she finds its disingenuous to even suggest that black babies are less than 25 percent of the 50 percent minority patients and fetuses.

The studys quotas could lead to abortion providers pushing women to have abortions depending on their race, one panelist suggested. Thats what putting profits before people does, Allen said.

Allen also pointed out the hypocrisy of the University of Pittsburgh, whose Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion issued an anti-racism statement claiming to eradicate all forms of racism and ethnic oppression, while it still works with Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry which were founded to eliminate black people.

Daleiden explained how in his initial reporting on publicly available documents, they concluded that researchers received $1.4 million from NIH in grants. After reviewing subsequent grant applications from NIH obtained by Judicial Watch, however, we now know that NIH actually granted the University of Pittsburgh twice that amount, more than $3 million.

In a House Appropriations hearing in May, Fauci was asked about the NIAIDs funding of Pitt experiments grafting scalps from 18- to 20-week aborted fetuses onto rats, and if the agency is aware of where the fetuses come from. Fauci replied that the study went through all the appropriate guidelines and oversight.

Daleiden skewered Faucis response as outrageous for two reasons. First, intact scalps used, which can be seen in pictures included in the study, are only obtainable at the size shown through a partial-birth abortion. Intact heads would not be obtainable through dismemberment abortion where the skull is going to be crushed, Daleiden explained.

Second, in terms of what oversight is being done, it was recently reported that the vice chair of the University of Pittsburghs Institutional Review Board, Dr. Beatrice Chen, is also the medical director of Planned Parenthood Western Pennsylvania and oversees Planned Parenthoods abortion training fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Chen is a supervising participant in every single field citation study that is approved at the University of Pittsburgh, so shes the one supposed to be in charge of making sure that the abortion doctors are not doing partial-birth abortions, are not delivering infants alive, that they are taking them to the NICU to get medical care and she is the person who is in charge of all the abortions, Daleiden said.

The panel discussion on Tuesday concluded with a call for more disclosure, more investigations, and more pressure on lawmakers and law enforcement to make sure not a single dime of federal taxpayer money or Pennsylvania taxpayer money goest to any institution that is promoting the destruction of life, said former U.S. House Rep. Keith Rothfus.

At the end of September, more than 100 U.S. congressmen and senators sent a letter to the heads of DOJ, NIH, and HHS demanding details and documentation on the federally sponsored experiments. The given deadline for their demands was Tuesday, Oct. 12.

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Mollie Hemingway Goes Behind The Scenes Of Her New Book ‘Rigged’ – The Federalist

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On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to go behind the scenes of her new book Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections.

After 2020, which was easily the weirdest national election weve gone through in memory it was, you know, massive changes to election laws, massive changes to the procedures by which we handled voting, massive propaganda, massive tech suppression like all these things that made people feel very uncomfortable about how things were done, Hemingway said.

Then you werent allowed to have a single complaint about it, she continued. And I thought the fact you werent allowed to talk about it or have questions was deeply suspicious and weird considering it came from the same people who had for years been claiming the other thing. And its not just 2016 and the Russia collusion hoax. There are many presidential elections weve had in recent years that people claim were stolen by Republicans.

Hemingway said 2020 showed that we need to be more prepared to deal with future takeover strategies employed by hierarchical institutions.

People who care about knowing whats happening in elections and having trust in what they are shouldnt just be looking at what they did in previous elections, Hemingway warned. The people who did this knew that people were going to figure out that they did this crazy embedding into systems. So presumably, they know that people are going to make it illegal and theyre going to move on to the next thing. So people need to be kind of imaginative about how the election administration can be corrupted so that they can be ready to see whats going to happen in the future.

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Election Conspiracist Hillary Clinton Whines About Trump’s 2020 Criticisms – The Federalist

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Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton overlooked years of her own doubts that former President Donald Trump was legitimately elected to accuse him of leading a very dangerous continuing high-level attack on the legitimacy of our government and the election of our president on Monday.

Our former president is not only behind it, he incited it, he encouraged it, and he continues to do so, Clinton told the hosts on ABCs The View. And you have leaders of the Republican Party who have willingly gone along as though theyre members of a cult, not a political party but a cult, and theyre continuing attacks on the election.

Clinton also complained about the disinformation network known as Facebook and said the nation is in a full constitutional crisis as a result of Trump.

We are still in the midst of a concerted, well-funded effort to undermine American democracy, she said.

As noted by Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway in her new book Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, Democrats such as Clinton have labeled decades of presidential victories for their opponents as illegitimate.

If questioning the results of a presidential election were a crime, as many have asserted in the wake of the controversial 2020 election and its aftermath, nearly the entire Democratic Party and media establishment would have been incarcerated for their rhetoric following the 2016 election.In fact, the last time they accepted the legitimacy of a presidential election they lost was in 1988.

For months leading up to the 2016 election, Clinton worked with the corrupt corporate media and Democrats to create and amplify false narratives about Trump colluding with the Russians. This conspiracy theory was not only used to spy on the Trump campaign but fed into lies post-Clintons election loss that there were hacked voting totals and illegal voter suppression.

Clinton especially sowed doubts about the legitimacy of Trumps presidency and questioned whether she actually lost the 2016 election.

You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you canhave the election stolen from you, Clinton said in 2019.

I knowhes an illegitimate president, Clinton later said.

Just last October, Clinton claimed that there was a widespread understanding that this election [in 2016] was not on the level, and We still dont know what really happened.

Theres just a lot that I think will be revealed. History will discover, she said on The Atlantics politics podcast. But you dont win by 3 million votes and have all this other shenanigans and stuff going on and not come away with an idea like, Whoa, somethings not right here. That was a deep sense of unease.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.

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