2 Months After Biden Called End of Mask Mandate ‘Neanderthal Thinking,’ Texas Reports 0 COVID Deaths

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to, out of the blue, generously bestow upon Americans their official blessing to stop wearing masks in most settings, if, that is, said Americans have been fully vaccinated.

So, what changed? Well, absolutely nothing, really. Other than maybe devastating gas prices and shortages across the country — I’m sure that’s totally just a coincidence though.

The change was rather inconvenient for President Joe Biden, however, considering just a few months ago he declared it to be “Neanderthal thinking” for states like Texas and Mississippi to end their mask mandates.

When asked in March about those respective states’ governors and their choice to lift their mandates, Biden replied, “Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now, these masks make a difference. We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way with which we’re able to get vaccines in people’s arms. We’ve been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot.”

“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything is fine, take off your masks, forget it. It still matters,” he added.

Well, it appears that not only has the CDC adopted this “Neanderthal thinking” for its inconsistently reliable COVID-19 guidelines, but one of the states Biden slammed back in March for supposedly prehistoric levels of stupidity seems to be doing just fine.

Better than fine, in fact.

On Sunday, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasted his state reported absolutely zero COVID-related deaths for the first time since the early days of the pandemic, as well as several other impressive firsts that point to the elusive “return to normal” so many states have been chasing for well over a year.

“Today Texas reported: 0 Covid related deaths — the only time that’s happened since data was tracked in March, 2020, the fewest Covid cases in over 13 months, the lowest 7-day Covid positivity rate ever, the lowest Covid hospitalizations in 11 months,” the governor tweeted.

Well, well, well, what do you know?

Looks like freedom actually worked.

If you think perhaps Biden’s stance has loosened since he made his “Neanderthal thinking” comments, that is hardly the case.

Just last week, he issued a jaw-dropping (and also rather inexplicable) statement, tweeting, “The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do. The choice is yours.”

Now, I don’t know who the person telling Joe Biden what to tweet thinks they are, but for those who are perhaps a bit rusty on elementary school civics, the President of the United States does not, in fact, have the authority to make “rules” for the citizens of a federal constitutional republic.

Even the much-touted CDC guidelines aren’t actually rules, they’re just guidelines, and every state has always — no matter what you may be otherwise led to believe by medical tyranny zealots — had the authority to apply these guidelines as they see fit.

Is President Biden following the science?

Yes: 0% (0 Votes)

No: 100% (1 Votes)

That’s something White House press secretary Jen Psaki pointed to last week, when she was pressed on Biden’s “Neanderthal” comments in light of the new guidelines, in lieu of any explanation for the apparent contradiction.

“I would say that even with this guidance that’s out there, the guidance is not telling states and localities exactly how they should implement,” she told Fox News’ Peter Doocy when he asked if Biden still thought Texas and Mississippi were guilty of “Neanderthal thinking.”

She added that “different localities, businesses will implement it in the way that they feel will help ensure their community is safe,” never directly answering Doocy’s question.

The answer she did give is even more ironic today in light of Texas’ great news. Psaki was absolutely right — but the whole reason Doocy was asking about Biden’s March comments likening governors to cavemen was due to the fact that it has always been well within their prerogative to apply CDC guidelines according to what the science is showing in their given locality.

While Biden was bashing Abbott for re-opening the Lone Star State, Abbott’s policies were working all along. The Democrats can’t quit COVID, clearly, but strong and sensible leadership can.

And Texas is showing us how it’s done.

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Tech companies that publicly supported Black Lives Matter had fewer black employees, according to new study

A new study says that tech companies that displayed public support for the Black Lives Matter movement also had fewer black employees than other tech companies that did not express support for the movement.

The study of 240 prominent tech companies was conducted by Blendoor, a startup that advocates for greater minority representation, and published Monday.

The study found that the pro-BLM companies had 20% fewer black employees than those who did not express support for the movement.

Despite the disparity between outward support and actual hiring practices, the report said support for Black Lives Matter led to billions in donations that would have an even greater impact on obtaining the goals of the movement.

The website for the Black Lives Matter movement posted a new set of demands earlier in May that included a permanent ban on former President Donald Trump from holding any future political office and from all social media platforms. They also demanded that he be "immediately convicted" in the U.S. Senate.

One software company that took the opposite stance was Basecamp, where a number of employees quit after the leadership banned political talk from their official business channels in order to keep their focus on work. A third of their employees reportedly quit because of the controversy.

The BLM movement also got a boost from former first lady Michelle Obama, who said that blacks in America are still afraid for their lives and the lives of their children.

"Many of us still live in fear as we go to the grocery store, or worry about — walking our dogs, or allowing our children to get a license," Obama said in an interview with Gayle King of CBS News.

However, even many on the left are blaming the extremist policy demands of the BLM movement for some of the loss in support for Democrats among some Hispanics who refused to back their demands to defund the police.

Here’s more about the Black Lives Matter movement:

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Neanderthals Win: Texas Hits Zero Deaths Per-Day From COVID…


TEXAS, USA — As the world continues its efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas recorded its first day ever with zero fatalities in a single day, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.

The Texas COVID-19 dashboard reports that there were zero “newly reported deaths” and 388 new confirmed cases statewide. It is important to note that this data reported to the State is preliminary in the sense that a handful of counties do not report data on the weekends anymore, so that data could potentially be backlogged to Monday.

Abbott said the case numbers reported Sunday were the lowest they’ve been more than 13 months.

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Gates And Epstein Traded Advice On Bill’s ‘Toxic’ Marriage, Jeff’s Pedo Image Rehab During Secretive “Men’s Club” Gatherings

Gates And Epstein Traded Advice On Bill’s ‘Toxic’ Marriage, Jeff’s Pedo Image Rehab During Secretive "Men’s Club" Gatherings

A former Jeffrey Epstein insider claims that Bill Gates was a regular at the notorious pedophile’s $77 million Manhattan townhouse, where Epstein held "men’s club" – type gatherings for his closest pals (documented by his home’s alleged network of spy cameras, we’re sure).

For Gates, "Going to Jeffrey’s was a respite from his marriage. It was a way of getting away from Melinda" according to one of two insiders, who came forward to the Daily Beast to break what we’re guessing is the first rule of elite pedo-lair club.

According to the report, Gates and Epstein traded advice over their respective problems, while Gates " met a rotating cast of bold-faced names and discussed worldly issues in between rounds of jokes and gossip—a “men’s club” atmosphere that irritated Melinda."

Gates used the gatherings at Epstein’s $77 million New York townhouse as an escape from what he told Epstein was a “toxic” marriage, a topic both men found humorous, a person who attended the meetings told The Daily Beast.

The billionaire met Epstein dozens of times starting in 2011 and continuing through to 2014 mostly at the financier’s Manhattan home—a substantially higher number than has been previously reported. Their conversations took place years before Bill and Melinda Gates announced this month that they were splitting up.

Gates, in turn, encouraged Epstein to rehabilitate his image in the media following his 2008 guilty plea for soliciting a minor for prostitution, and discussed Epstein becoming involved with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. -Daily Beast

According to one of the insiders, Epstein and Gates "were very close."

A spokesperson for Gates (fleet of attorneys) told the Beast "Your characterization of his meetings with Epstein and others about philanthropy is inaccurate, including who participated. Similarly, any claim that Gates spoke of his marriage or Melinda in a disparaging manner is false."

"Bill never received or solicited personal advice of any kind from Epstein— on marriage or anything else. Bill never complained about Melinda or his marriage to Epstein," the rep continued.

According to the Beast, "Melinda Gates was furious over Bill’s relationship with Epstein, and was put off by the creepy financier upon meeting him in September 2013, after the couple accepted an award at a New York City hotel. Melinda’s anger, people familiar with the matter said, eventually led to the demise of Bill and Epstein’s friendship."

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal just reported that Melinda began consulting divorce attorneys in October, 2019 – right around the time it was revealed that Bill and Epstein were pals. What’s more, Microsoft board members wanted Bill gone in late 2019 after an internal investigation revealed that Gates had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female Microsoft employee.

Bill and Melinda Gates announced earlier this month that they were ending their 27-year marriage because, according to Melinda, the marriage was "irretrievably broken." She had been working with attorneys since at least 2019 to end it according to the Journal. And while the couple hasn’t revealed what prompted the split, the Journal also reported that Bill’s dealings with Epstein was a ‘source of concern.’

The Daily Beast continues:

People close to Bill Gates told The Daily Beast that the deterioration of their relationship could be seen in Bill and Melinda’s body language. The couple used to interact with “more laughter and ease,” said one friend of Bill, who added that eventually, “being around them was like arriving at a summit.”

“It wasn’t like arriving at a dinner with a couple or something; it was more like two heads of state,” the friend added. “So that’s why Epstein could have been a factor [in their split], but was it the factor? That I fundamentally don’t believe.”

The friend said the couple’s strictly regimented existence as billionaire philanthropists supplanted the more normal life and levity they enjoyed in younger years. “Bill is far less comfortable being out in the world,” the person said. “For Bill, it was just so rare he was allowed to do normal things, which I think he really craved.”

To Bill, such “normal” things included meeting new people over dinner at Epstein’s home—a break from the tech mogul’s tightly choreographed schedule of events where he’d be seated at the head table with the most prominent guests.

"He likes nothing better than to get together and debate or lecture people, or tell everyone what he’s doing with the polio vaccine. He has an ability, unlike any other person I’ve ever met, to lecture to a table of people without stopping for an hour," said one insider. "Anyone that gave him a stage for a performance and said, ‘Bill, come talk to us about what you’re passionate about,’ that would be something he would enjoy."

Meanwhile, we’d still like to know how Gates adviser Boris Nikolic (pictured below), was named as a fallback executor in an will Epstein amended days before his August 10 death in a Manhattan jail cell

Come to think of it, maybe someone should ask Larry Summers if he was ever in Epstein’s "men’s club" at the pedo lair.

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39 Million Households Including Most U.S. Children To Get Up To $3,600 Stimulus In Monthly Payments

39 Million Households Including Most U.S. Children To Get Up To $3,600 Stimulus In Monthly Payments

In the latest evolution of creeping Universal Basic Income, Biden administration officials said on Monday that a poverty-fighting measure included in the COVID-19 relief bill passed this year will deliver monthly payments to households including 88% of children in the United States, starting in July. The Democratic-backed American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden in March as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, expanded a tax credit available to most parents.

Treasury and the IRS also announced the increased CTC payments, will be made on the 15th of each month allowing families who receive the credit by direct deposit to plan their budgets around receipt of the benefit. Eligible families will receive a payment of up to $300 per month for each child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each child age 6 and above.

Eligible recipients will get up to $3,000 per child between 6 and 17, or $3,600 for each child under the age of 6, in 2021, subject to income restrictions. The benefit will reach 39 million households, many automatically and by direct deposit every month, starting on July 15. It is one of several measures the administration says could lift more than 5 million children out of poverty, half of the total number of U.S. youngsters in that situation, according to Reuters.

Officials are trying to help the economy recover from the pandemic. Yet recent signs of higher inflation have raised concern that those costs could eat away at incomes and exacerbate inequality, which has been supercharged ever since the global financial crisis by the Fed’s actions, a point we have been making since 2009 and which was underscroed by Stanley Druckenmiller in a recent discussion in which he said that "There’s Been No Greater Engine Of Inequality Than The Fed"

Biden has asked Congress to extend the tax credit through 2025.

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Elites Worried: COVID Cases in India Plummet After Government Promotes Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine Use

Coronavirus cases are plummeting in India thanks to new rules that promote Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to its massive population.

Of course, the WHO and pharmaceutical companies are having fits.
This is despite the fact that lives are being saved.

The COVID Blog reported:

India has received the baton for title of COVID Capitol of the World after China, Italy and the United States held it for much of last year.

The world second-most populace country after China had fewer than 138,000 total active COVID cases in early February 2021. That’s the lowest figure since January 2020. India active COVID cases sit around 3.6 million today, according to the India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Mainstream media are blaming the massive spike on a “scary, mutant variant” called B.1.617…

…The India health ministry updated its guidelines on April 28 for quarantines, treating the asymptomatic and those with mild symptoms of COVID-19. The agency now says that asymptomatic patients should “consider Tab Ivermectin (200 mcg/kg once a day, to be taken empty stomach) for 3 to 5 days.” Caregivers of patients in quarantine are instructed to “take Hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis as per protocol and as prescribed by the treating medical officer.” See the full document here.

There are 292 studies (219 are peer-reviewed) proving the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as both a treatment and prophylaxis against COVID-19. Ivermectin has 93 studies (54 peer-reviewed) showing its effectiveness as treatment and prophylaxis against COVID-19. Despite the now-indisputable fact that these drugs essentially kill COVID-19 within hours or days, the Bill Gates-funded World Health Organization (WHO) and big pharma are having fits over India’s new guidelines and the results.

And now the COVID cases are plummeting.

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And the active cases in India are also plummeting.

Of course, this will not make any headlines.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Landmark Pro-Life Challenge

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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Mississippi’s bid to enforce a ban on abortions after 15 weeks, ending almost a full year of suspense and setting the stage for a landmark decision.

Mississippi’s petition is a groundbreaking one, asking the Court to authorize new limits on abortion in the earliest stages of a pregnancy. Abortion advocates warn a victory for Mississippi would rupture 50 years worth of judicial decisions favoring maternal choice before an unborn child is viable.

Monday’s order is a welcome lift for the pro-life movement and a dire signal for abortion advocates. The Mississippi case has lingered on the Court’s docket for months without action. The long delay gave rise to speculation that the newly reinforced conservative majority was wary of abortion disputes, a concern Monday’s news seemed to dispel. And it raised doubts about assumptions that the right-leaning Court would move incrementally to undo pro-abortion precedents.

Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, challenged the 15-week ban as soon as it took effect. Judges in the lower courts sparred vigorously over the law.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves pulled no punches in a 2018 decision striking down Mississippi’s law on constitutional grounds. He called the legislature’s justifications for the bill—protecting maternal health and the reputation of the medical profession—"pure gaslighting," and he faulted lawmakers for crafting an attack on abortion while doing nothing "to address the tragedies lurking on the other side of the delivery room."

"Legislation like H.B. 1510 is closer to the old Mississippi—the Mississippi bent on controlling women and minorities," Reeves wrote.

A three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Reeves’s decision. But Judge James Ho took Reeves to task in a separate opinion, calling his decision "deeply disquieting."

"Instead of respecting all sides, the district court opinion disparages the Mississippi legislation as ‘pure gaslighting,’" Ho wrote. "It equates a belief in the sanctity of life with sexism, disregarding the millions of women who strongly oppose abortion. And, without a hint of irony, it smears Mississippi legislators by linking House Bill 1510 to the state’s tragic history of race relations, while ignoring abortion’s own checkered racial past."

State lawyers highlighted what they called Reeves’s "diatribe" near the top of their petition to the Supreme Court.

There are two legal issues at stake. One is whether state power to regulate abortion should turn on the viability of an unborn child, the framework set out in Roe v. Wade. Mississippi argues the Court should scrap that standard in light of new evidence about fetal development and its capacity to survive outside the womb at earlier stages of a pregnancy.

"Given the many medical advances our scientific community is constantly achieving, it is only a matter of time before development of an artificial womb moves ‘viability’ all the way back to the moment of conception," the state’s petition reads.

Instead, abortion regulations should be tied to the state’s interest in protecting children, maternal health, and the reputation of physicians, the state says.

The other is the test courts ought to use to evaluate restrictions on abortion. Chief Justice John Roberts surprised observers in 2020 when he voted with his four liberal colleagues to strike down a Louisiana regulation that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. That decision, perhaps by the chief justice’s design, seeded division in the lower courts and spawned another major abortion controversy for the Court to resolve.

While Roberts voted with the liberals on the bottom line outcome in the 2020 case, he did not agree with their reasoning. Writing for the four liberal justices, Justice Stephen Breyer said the admitting privileges rule was unconstitutional because the burdens it imposed on abortion access outweighed its benefits for women.

The chief justice pointedly rejected that cost-benefit analysis in a separate, solo opinion. Instead, he voted to strike the law because the Court declared an identical regulation from Texas unconstitutional in a 2016 decision. Roberts wrote he felt compelled to follow precedent and "treat like cases alike." He added, citing an older case, that courts should ask whether an abortion restriction amounts to an "undue burden," a more permissive standard than Breyer’s cost-benefit approach.

In the ensuing months, lower courts have disagreed with one another about which opinion they’re bound to follow. Some have cited Breyer’s opinion as precedential, while others have used the chief’s more lenient test. Mississippi said that was a reason to hear their case in legal papers filed last September.

"Absent this Court’s immediate intervention, there will be many dozens of cases splitting along the same lines," the brief reads. "Only half of them will be correct. This Court should not let the issue percolate even another day."

The case, which will be heard near the end of this year, is No. 19-1392 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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BOOM! CDC Director Finally Admits that COVID Cases are Hugely Over-Counted — Just as Gateway Pundit and Donald Trump Reported in August

In August 2020 The Gateway Pundit’s Joe Hoft posted an article about COVID-19 that sent shockwaves throughout the internet — The CDC website admitted that only around 6% of COVID recorded deaths were due entirely to the Coronavirus-

SHOCK REPORT: This Week CDC Quietly Updated COVID-19 Numbers – Only 9,210 Americans Died From COVID-19 Alone – Rest Had Different Other Serious Illnesses

The gist of the reporte was that COVID-19 is not nearly as deadly as first projected by the WHO and then by Dr. Tony Fauci and Dr. Debra Birx.  Based on CDC numbers in Ausust  only 6% of all deaths attributed to COVID-19 were instances where the only factor in the individual’s death was due to COVI9-19.

From the CDC website.

For all the other deaths reported by the CDC linked to COVID-19, the individuals who passed away had 2-3 other serious illnesses or co-morbidities.

This came from actual data from the CDC and was tweeted by Mel Q on Twitter.

Twitter user Mel Q shared a calculation which showed that 6% of all COVID-19 deaths as reported by the CDC turned out to be 9,201 deaths at the time. 

Only 9,201 people died in the US according to August numbers where COVID-19 was the only cause of death.

We used Mel Q’s tweet in our report and the President of the United States retweeted Mel Q’s tweet as well.

But  Twitter took down the tweet claiming fake news.  They notified Mel Q that the tweet that used actual CDC data “violated their policy on misleading information about COVID-19.”  Her account was suspended from posting for 12 hours.

Then the far left hacks at CNN wrote an article about this calculation, the President’s retweet and our article entitled – Twitter removes QAnon supporter’s false claim about coronavirus death statistics that Trump had retweeted. They refused to look at the science.

On Sunday CDC Director Rochelle Walensky finally admitted that “many, many hospitals” were counting COVID deaths to include cases that were not COVID deaths.

The Gateway Pundit was right.
Trump was right.
The tech giants and CNN were wrong again pushing fake news.

But we were the ones who were punished.
We see this a lot.

The Epoch Times reported:

Of the people who died after being fully vaccinated, 42 were asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19, according to the CDC. Additionally, 342 of the hospitalizations were asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19.

“Many, many hospitals are screening people for COVID when they come in, so not all of those 223 cases who had COVID actually died of COVID. They may have had mild disease, but died, for example, of a heart attack,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

Under the usual counting program, people who have not been vaccinated but who die of heart attacks or other causes are typically listed as a COVID-19 death.

Here is the video of CDC Director Walensky on CNN.

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