April 19th, 2022 3-5PM ET
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Exclusive: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. launches unlikely presidential bid backed by 14% of Biden voters Robert F. Kennedy Jr. launches his unlikely bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday with the support of 14% of voters who backed President Joe Biden in 2020, an exclusive USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. That is surprising strength for a candidate who has a famous political name but is now known mostly as the champion of a debunked conspiracy theory blaming childhood vaccines for autism. In the survey, taken Saturday through Tuesday, only 67% of Biden’s 2020 supporters said they would support him for the Democratic nomination over his current challengers. Kennedy stands at 14%, and self-help author Marianne Williamson, a quixotic candidate for the nomination last time, is at 5%. Another 13% are undecided. The poll was taken by landline and cell phone of 600 Biden voters, identified from national and state polls taken from 2020 to 2022. It has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points. The findings underscore Biden’s potential vulnerability to a more mainstream challenger for the Democratic nomination, although none has emerged so far, or to a third-party candidate in the general election. “In 2020, Joe Biden received more votes than any other president in U.S. history, yet the poll tells us that those same voters are open to other Democrats to wage a spirited primary,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. “Kennedy, although a longshot at this point, starts in double-digits and can’t be ignored.”
Special Guest Kenny Mauer
Kenny Mauer is a native of St Paul, Minnesota and graduated at the University of Minnesota with a degree in education. His uncles, cousins, brothers, and father have all been involved in the education, coaching, and mentoring of children at various levels throughout the Twin Cities. Kenny’s cousin is Joe Mauer, the former player for the Minnesota Twins. As a graduate of Harding Senior High School in St Paul in 1973, he was a three sport athlete in high school, earning all conference honors. While playing three sports his first year in junior college, he earned Junior College
All-American honors as a second baseman, which led to a full scholarship at the University of Minnesota where he graduated in 1977. Playing for the legendary coach, Dick Siebert, Kenny played alongside fellow St. Paul native Paul Molitor and in his senior season while leading the Gophers in hitting, he earned All-Big Ten honors. That same season, the Minnesota Gophers won the Big Ten Championship and took part in the College World Series in Omaha. Kenny has officiated for over 40 years having worked in high school and college conferences all over the country before beginning his tenure with the NBA in the 1986/87 season. He has officiated games in five different decades, officiated over 2,100 regular season NBA games and over 200 NBA Playoff games as well as 19 Finals games.
Former NBA Referee Ken Mauer Says League Forced Him Out Due to Vaccine Mandate Ken Mauer, one of the longest-tenured NBA referees in league history, has been notably absent from games this year. In a recent podcast interview with Jason Whitlock of The Blaze, Mauer revealed that he is unvaccinated, leading the league to sideline him this season. The National Basketball Referees Association, which represents the league’s referees, reached a collective bargaining agreement with the NBA that included a full COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Mauer, who began his NBA officiating career in 1986, says 19 of the league’s 73 referees were hesitant to receive one of the sanctioned COVID-19 vaccines, but by the start of the season, he was one of just four refs that remained unvaccinated. “I never thought that my faith in our Lord Jesus Christ would prevent me or stop me or get in the way of me refereeing NBA basketball games. … That’s what’s happened,” Mauer said. “Not to just me, but other people.” Mauer, who is Catholic, cited widely debunked theories that aborted fetal tissue was used in the vaccines when making his decision. Numerous sources, including a fact check by the Associated Press, say that aborted fetal cells are not used in Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines. Cell lines from the kidney of a fetus, called Human Embryonic Kidney 293 (HEK293T), which was originated in the 1970s, were used in laboratory tests “associated with the vaccine program,” but had no role in the development of the mRNA vaccines themselves, which contain no human cells.
COVID Likely Emerged From Wuhan Lab — and Earlier Than Previously Believed, Senate Report Concludes COVID-19 likely resulted from an accidental leak at a laboratory in Wuhan, China, and triggered the start of the pandemic earlier in 2019 than Chinese government officials claimed, according to a Senate report released today. The report noted multiple ongoing biosafety lapses that occurred early in 2019 at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), where Chinese and U.S. researchers were conducting gain-of-function research. It also documented efforts led by the Chinese military to develop a COVID-19 vaccine at the lab weeks before China admitted the virus first emerged in Wuhan. Sen. Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.) — the member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions who released the report — said in a press release: “A preponderance of evidence in this report suggests there were two separate unintentional lab leaks dating back to fall of 2019 in Wuhan, China with significant evidence supporting that COVID-19 was a lab-created and altered virus.” The 300-page report, “Muddy Waters: The Origins of COVID-19 Report,” contains more than 1,500 citations to corroborate its findings. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) who served as minority leader of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, requested the committee compile the report.
Confused About MRNA Vaccines in Meat? That’s Exactly How They Want It Rumors have been circulating about mRNA vaccines in livestock. Fact-checkers have been scoffing, but what’s really going on? Could we be eating animals that have been treated with mRNA? How do we know what’s in the meat at our grocery store? PORK: Yes, it’s probably been treated with mRNA. Unfortunately, if you’ve been eating pork from the grocery stores, even organic pork, it’s probably been treated with mRNA because pork producers have been using mRNA products since 2018. Merck’s SEQUIVITY platform is used with different sequences of various porcine diseases, including swine flu, to get immune responses in pigs. Interestingly enough, sow mortality rates have increased slightly, from 11.1% in 2017 to 12.6% in 2021. However, raising animals in large quantities is very complex; increased mortality could be linked to countless factors, and many producers admit they don’t have enough qualified employees to pay optimal attention to animals. The only certainty here is, new pharmaceutical products have not been a magic bullet for the pork industry’s problems. I guess we, as a society, don’t have enough money for more agricultural and veterinary workers so that hog farmers can optimally monitor the pigs that will become our food. And yet, it’s still full steam ahead with ever-more-complicated bioengineering solutions. A few months ago, GenVax Technologies, a startup that wants to bring self-amplifying mRNA (saRNA) technologies to animal health, received $6.5 million to begin producing vaccines 100% specific to African Swine Fever variants that may be circulating in pork herds. There always seems to be enough money for mRNA.
Big Ag Panicking Over Bill to Require Labeling of Gene-Altering Products Last week, I reported that pork producers have been using customizable mRNA-based “vaccines” on their herds since 2018 — without telling the public. This issue really only rose to the surface after attorney Thomas Renz started promoting new legislation in Missouri (House Bill 1169, which he helped write) that would require labeling of mRNA products. In an April 1, tweet (and no, this was not an April Fool’s joke), Renz stated: “BREAKING NEWS: the lobbyists for the cattleman and pork associations in several states have CONFIRMED they WILL be using mRNA vaccines in pigs and cows THIS MONTH. WE MUST SUPPORT MISSOURI HB1169. It is LITERALLY the ONLY chance we have to prevent this … “NO ONE knows the impacts of doing this but we are all potentially facing the risk of being a #DiedSuddenly if we don’t stop this.” The transhumanist agenda and its focus on food Within days, alternative media was abuzz with this story and Renz started making the rounds sharing evidence that shows the U.S. government has been working on the integration of vaccines into foods for at least two decades. In an April 2 interview with Naomi Wolf, Ph.D., Renz said: “[Bill] Gates, the WHO [World Health Organization], a ton of these universities: they’re all talking about including mRNA vaccinations as part of the food. They’re going to modify the genes of these foods to make them mRNA vaccines.”
As many as 1 in 4 middle and high schoolers abuse ADHD drugs Adderall, Ritalin One in four students may be abusing stimulants in certain American schools, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan say more of these young users are in middle schools and high schools where many pupils have prescriptions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unauthorized ADHD drug use was even more common when schools had a large number of highly-educated parents, more White students, a medium level of binge-drinking, and were not based in the Northeastern regions and suburbs including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. At some establishments, over 25 percent of kids admit to misusing prescription stimulants in the past year without a medical reason. Instead, they used the drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin recreationally or to stay awake. Young people had a 36-percent chance of abusing the drugs if they attended a school with the highest prescription rates. University of Michigan researchers add that the study highlights a “significant” link between legitimate and illicit ADHD drug use. Stimulants are becoming increasingly common in the treatment of ADHD, but they rank as the most misused prescription drug among teens. Many kids reportedly acquire the drugs from their peers.
The False Messaging on Vaccines Given to Pregnant Women The mRNA vaccines were released globally in early 2021 with the slogan ‘safe and effective.’ Unusually for a new class of medicine, they were soon recommended by public health authorities for pregnant women. By late 2021, working-age women, including those who were pregnant, were being thrown out of employment for not agreeing to be injected. Those who took the mRNA vaccines did so based on trust in health authorities – the assumption being that they would not have been approved if the evidence was not absolutely clear. The role of regulatory agencies was to protect the public and, therefore, if they were approved, the “vaccines” were safe. Recently, a lengthy vaccine evaluation report sponsored by Pfizer and submitted to the Australian regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) dated January 2021 was released under a Freedom of Information request. The report contains significant new information that had been suppressed by the TGA and by Pfizer itself. Much of this relates directly to the issue of safety in pregnancy, and impacts on the fertility of women of child-bearing age.
Soils in Natural Ecosystems Just as Contaminated as Urban Soils, Study Finds Natural areas are often considered more pristine than urbanized locations, but a new study published in Nature Communications shows that the soils in natural lands can be just as polluted as those in more densely populated cities. The findings underscore the broad impacts that human activity is having on the health and stability of natural systems around the globe. In order to address widespread contamination, advocates urge government regulators to consider the full cradle-to-grave life cycle of toxic materials before releasing them into the environment. An international contingent of scientists came together to conduct this research on a global scale, looking at soils on every continent. Soil samples were collected from urban greenspaces and nearby natural areas and paired together. Sampling was conducted in 56 cities in 17 countries, representing six continents. The data was also compared to soil samples taken from remote ecosystems in Antarctica. Scientists tested soils for eight heavy metals, 46 pesticide residues, microplastics and antibiotic-resistance genes. Results reveal a wide distribution of tested contaminants in all samples taken.“Although the level of individual contaminants varied greatly across locations, we detected significant correlations among each type of soil contaminants studied,” the article explains. Urban greenspaces had slightly higher levels of metals than natural areas, a variation scientists attribute to anthropogenic factors. For instance, in 42% of urban sites and 36% of natural areas, arsenic contamination exceeds soil contamination levels set under regulations by the Finnish government. Pesticides were widely detected, including in 63% of natural areas tested. Surprisingly, there was no significant difference between these detections and those found in urban greenspaces.