University of Tampa Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kenneth Storey, tweeted to Texans as Hurricane Harvey ravaged the state: “I don’t believe in instant karma, but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully, this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.” The University denounced his statement. [The University had every right to denounce the statement, not because he made it, but because it was in bad taste. The Professor has every right to speak his mind, even if it is in bad taste, so long as it does not endanger someone’s life, liberty, or property. That’s what freedom-of-speech is all about. –GEG
The question of whether Jones’ comments were protected as free speech and freedom of the press were never argued or resolved. The legacy of these cases is expected to have a chilling effect on independent media dealing with freedom-of-speech issues.
The IRS posted duties for prospective new agents, including using “deadly force if necessary” during tax audits. The job listing also called for being willing to “participate in arrests, execution of search warrants and other dangerous assignments.”
Hard coral cover has increased by 33% in the central part of the reef and by 36% in the northern part of the reef, which are at their highest levels in 36 years. The southern area of the reef decreased in cover since 2021 due to starfish that feed on coral.
Those in power are shutting down the oil industry, which will cost millions of lives, maybe more. The EU and Britain have reverted back to burning wood as fuel and nearly 40% of Europe’s renewable energy is wood, and the majority comes from the United States.
The spending bill allocates $80 billion to the IRS with plans to increase its staff with 87,000 new agents. A critic pointed out that the proposal will not reduce inflation, but will instead cause massive job loss and increase household electricity expenses by 23%.
The Biden administration has endorsed sex change operations and treatments for kids who suffer from gender dysphoria, including treatment with puberty blockers. Gender-related distress will alleviate for around 80% of pre-teen children once they become teenagers.
The clinic has been accused of rushing vulnerable children under 18 into life-altering treatment on puberty blockers. The clinic had been overwhelmed by a sudden increase in referrals, particularly among young girls and children on the autism spectrum.
Representative Lauren Boebert tweeted this message: “The Internal Revenue Service bought nearly $700K in ammunition earlier this year which begs the questions, why do their agents need guns to do their job and who are the IRS arming their agents against?”
Spain’s socialist government is actually imposing a decree that bans air conditioning below 27°C (80.6°F) in all public and commercial places including airports, public transport, restaurants, cinemas and more.
The UK is now warning citizens that their energy bills are about to surge over 60% in October. About 75,000 citizens have pledged to refuse to pay their bills for a mass non-payment action under a campaign by ‘Don’t Pay UK’ that is trying to get 1 million people to join the consumer strike.
Overall, foreign buyers bought $59 billion worth of US homes,. Canadians bought $5.5 billion in US houses, Indians bought $3.6 billion, Mexicans $2.9 billion, and Brazilians $1.6 billion,. Liz Wheeler points out that America’s policy of selling land to foreign nationals is outdated and leaves our country vulnerable.
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel found that instead of using a fertilized egg to create an embryo, stem cells from mice can be made to self-assemble into early embryo-like structures with an intestinal tract, the beginnings of a brain, and a beating heart.
Dr. Ute reported that there has been an increase in cancer samples from people in their 30’s-50’s, tumor sizes have increased, multiple tumors are being discovered and cancers that were in remission are now recurring shortly after vaccination.
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650 people were arrested in the UK in 2017 for posting something to the Internet that was deemed by the government to be ‘offensive’. Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange visited the UK and asked people on the street for their opinions on free speech and censorship. Luke met Vernon Mussington who recently was arrested for the ‘hate crime’ of misgendering a trans-gender person by calling that person a “Geezer”, which is a common British word for a mature male. Mussington fought the case and, fortunately, was acquitted, but he had to defend himself in court.
In the wake of the Manchester and London Bridge terror attacks, the Cheshire Police warned Facebook users to ‘think carefully about what they are saying’, because hate crimes bring hefty fines or up to two years in prison.