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Speaker Johnson releases J6 video; defending the House; bio-lab report damns the CDC; SADS cancer professor, airline pilot, cardiac scientist; mayday squawks; self-checkout; sanctions; and lots more.
Good morning, C&C, and welcome to the Weekend Edition! Your roundup today includes: Speaker Mike Johnson hits home run by fulfilling the long-promised release of the J6 videos; a minor defense of the Republican House; Rep. Kevin Kiley and the CCP Committee release a shocking report on the secret Chinese biolab in Reedly, California; SADS cancer professor; SADS airline pilot (another one!); weird increase in airline mayday calls; SADS top cardiac scientist; big retail sours on self-checkout; Russia having a great year despite Biden sanctions; and a fun clip of Vivek Ramaswamy torpedoing a testy CNN anchor.
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🔥 As you may already be aware, brand-new Speaker Michael Johnson has accomplished the seemingly impossible, a miraculous feat that previous Speakers were completely unable to accomplish: the government will finally release to the public the (*nearly) complete January 6th Capitol videos:
Reactions varied. On one hand, Representative Clay Higgins predicted that the release of the video will destroy the careers of a number of key democrats, presumably the ones involved in the democrats’ pestilential January 6th Committee:
Unsurprisingly, there are some caveats, but only very few. The 40,000 hours of video will be released in large batches, or ‘tranches,’ since it must all be reviewed first. Reasonably, “sensitive” clips disclosing secret Capitol security features will be withheld. More oddly, some faces of “identifiable individuals” will be redacted or blurred out. At this point, we can only guess who this group of “identifiable individuals” includes, or how common the blurring will actually be.
But the blurring could backfire. Blurring a face could in essence highlight a person, and make a game out of discovering their identity.
It’s not clear to me why, but online attacks were building last week against the House and its new speaker. The release of the video has not satisfied carpers, who have shifted to criticizing the way it is being released.
One of last week’s recurring theme went: “Republicans are useless; give them the House and they accomplish nothing.” That is blackpill nonsense and anyone spouting it is confused or controlled opposition.
First of all, the Republicans barely won the house. They only have a +4 majority. In other words, they can only afford to lose four votes out of 435. It’s not realistic to think that every Republican is going to vote the same way every time. To believe that Republicans are conservative robots who should all vote precisely the same way on every issue is worse than childlike.
Second, the House has some power, but it’s only half of Congress — and the democrats control the Senate. So it’s not clear exactly what complainers think the Republicans in the House are supposed to be doing that they aren’t. Obviously, releasing the J6 video hasn’t satisfied them.
But finally, it’s an offensive slander to claim they’ve accomplished nothing. It’s a lie straight from the pits of Hell. Here are just a few things Republicans in the House have accomplished this year despite having only a razor-thin majority:
— They immediately ended the tyrannical reign of the putrid January 6th Committee and its amply-proportioned chairman Bennie Thompson.
— They created a number of exceptional investigatory committees that are now digging in and creating a permanent Congressional record on key issues that were previously being completely ignored, if not covered up, including: Biden bribery, the Covid coverup, China, and the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
— The new committees have working hard. For example, James Comer (R-Ky.) and his Oversight committee has been releasing critical evidence about Biden bribery, and it is still working diligently to make an airtight case and show the public what has been happening for decades. Here’s a great clip of Representative Comer pushing back on some attempted smears this week in a fiery exchange with a low-information democrat:
— The House initiated impeachment proceedings against President Robert L. Peters, or whatever alias he’s using these days, which is a pretty big deal.
(Not to speculate about internal political strategy, but remember that Mr. Biden only has a year left to go. Nor do Republicans control the Senate, which must vote to convict. So there’s not much point in starting impeachment now, and anyway the process wouldn’t finish until Biden had a few months left anyway. Might it be a better strategy to hold off on commencing impeachment for now, keeping it as a ‘plan b’ in case Biden somehow cheats his way into the White House again?)
Those are just a few examples. People who claim “the House Republicans haven’t done one single thing” are either confused or are just trying to stir up trouble.
🔥 Speaking of House Committees, and of the terrific new members on the Republican bench (like Louisiana’s Mike Johnson), remember the standout new Republican congressman from California, Kevin Kiley? Representative Kiley has been doing some great work, including spearheading an investigation into that bizarre secret Chinese bio-lab.
As a result of that investigation, this week the Select Committee on the CCP released a pretty shocking report (40 pages).
Remember this story? A code inspector investigated what looked like an abandoned warehouse improperly using a water hose, and found a filthy but very active bio-lab packed with thousands of infectious sample vials and tons of humanized test mice. An international Chinese fugitive, Jiabei "Jesse" Zhu, using the American alias of David He, and two sketchy Korean nationals have been indicted (but have fled). I’ve reported on this story several times.
It’s impossible to exaggerate the facts, which would make for a great Michael Crichton novel. If you had to choose one Congressional report to read this decade, this one is would probably be the one to pick. Here’s how the Committee’s riveting bio-lab report begins:
In December 2022, Code Enforcement Officer Jesalyn Harper noticed a green garden hose sticking out of a hole drilled into the side of a warehouse located at 850 I Street, right in the heart of Reedley, California. Reedley is a rural town of 26,000 residents. The hose was a clear violation of Reedley’s building code in a building known to be vacant for over a decade. She walked around to the front of the warehouse and knocked on the door. Officer Harper showed her badge and asked to enter the site.
Upon entering, Officer Harper found a vast warehouse filled with laboratory equipment, manufacturing devices, and what appeared to be medical-grade freezers. She observed several individuals who identified themselves as PRC nationals wearing white lab coats, glasses, masks, and latex gloves working inside. As she stepped further into the warehouse, she noticed that some of the freezers and containment units had glass doors. Inside, she saw thousands of vials of biological substances. Many were unlabeled. Others were labeled in a foreign language later identified as Mandarin. Others still were labeled in some kind of code. A few of the vials, however, had labels in English. Some of these labels listed substances that Officer Harper at the time did not recognize. She did, however, recognize the names listed on several labels, such as HIV.
Officer Harper continued down the hallways of freezers and laboratory equipment to find the source of the green garden hose. What she found was a makeshift storage room emanating a foul odor. Inside were approximately 1,000 laboratory mice in crowded conditions. Officer Harper would later learn that these were transgenic mice, specifically genetically modified and bred to simulate the human immune system for the purpose of laboratory experimentation. On future inspections, she also saw that the mice were unwell and abused, with fraying hair, rashes, and distended bellies.
Officer Harper knew that this warehouse was not licensed or permitted for any laboratory functions. She also knew that there were over a half-dozen other building code violations that she spotted in her brief walk inside the building. What Officer Harper did not know, however, was that her investigation of this green garden hose would uncover a laboratory filled with thousands of vials containing pathogens and other unknown biological and chemical substances.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the laboratory was operated by a wanted fugitive from Canada, who is a PRC citizen. The said fugitive had previously stolen millions of dollars of intellectual property from American companies and was part of an ongoing transnational criminal enterprise with ties to the PRC for which he was ultimately charged in federal court.
The House Committee’s report revealed some shocking new information. First, we learned that courageous code inspector Harper tried over and over to get the CDC to investigate, but the CDC refused to investigate. Federal health officials even hung-up on persistent Officer Harper multiple times. Only after the local Congressman got involved did the CDC finally agree to inspect the warehouse — and it found "at least 20 potentially infectious agents, including HIV, Tuberculosis, and the deadliest known form of Malaria."
But — and this is critical — for some inexplicable and unexplained reason, the CDC did not test any of the samples — even the ones with unknown contents or with coded labels. Later, local officials discovered a freezer labeled ‘Ebola’ — Ebola! — but still the useless CDC has refused to follow up.
Local officials also discovered bags labeled cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA), and THC. Not quite doing justice to the case, the Committee succinctly described the CDC’s disinterest in the lab as being “baffling.” I could think of some stronger but still accurate words. “Treasonous” comes to mind.
The CDC and the Corporate Media have gullibly accepted the cover story and still describe the lab’s purpose as “creating Covid-19 test kits.” And, in fact, the lab received hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in grants from the State of California to create covid test kits. But the Select Committee’s investigators found the lab workers were actually just buying cheap “counterfeit” covid tests from China and repackaging them in the warehouse. They didn’t actually create anything. Not test kits, at least.
The report explained there was a "lack of apparent legitimate (or even profit-motivated criminal) motive in the operation of the illegal facility." So the lab’s real purpose remains unknown.
But it gets even murkier. The Select Committee discovered that Jesse Zhu/David He, the lab’s criminal operator, was "receiving unexplained payments via wire transfer" from Chinese banks. In large, round numbers.
The report ended with a pretty scathing condemnation of the CDC. The first couple paragraphs set the tone (and it got even better as the drafters warmed to their theme) :
The CDC's response was inadequate and raises serious questions about its standard practices. It is unacceptable that the CDC, according to accounts of local officials, refused to take a phone call from city and county officials concerned about a biolab found in their region. Even if the CDC normally works through state agencies, it could have given the necessary contact information to local officials. It should not require a Member of Congress - in this case, Congressman Jim Costa - to personally call the CDC or any other federal agency for them to provide meaningful support.
The CDC's refusal to test any samples is likewise baffling. The CDC observed in its own reporting that "[thousands of vials had unclear labeling, coded labeling, or no identifications," that biohazard signs were around many of these unlabeled vials, and that the labeled vials included Risk Group 2 and 3 pathogens. Despite the probability that the unlabeled or coded vials contained additional unknown and dangerous pathogens, CDC officials refused to take any further investigative steps. The fact that they seemingly took the word of biolab operators and noted fraudsters and concluded that the named labels are wholly correct is also strange. It is entirely within the realm of probability that the vials of Toxoplasmi gondii, for instance, were filled with an entirely different and potentially far more dangerous pathogen. Because of this, the Select Committee - and, more importantly, the American people - can never resolve what pathogens Zhu and the Reedley Biolab possessed.
The CDC’s wholesale disinterest in this filthy, super-sketchy bio-lab almost makes you think the CDC’s real purpose is something different from protecting the American public’s health, safety, and welfare. Almost as if the CDC has been captured and repurposed, or something.
But, captured by whom?
We expect the Chinese to be doing stuff like this. But not the CDC, to whom we have given our trust and treasure. Between the two, which is the greater enemy?
💉 On November 3rd, inventor and professor of cancer biology at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Albert Reynolds, PhD, 66, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his Nashville HOME. Never even got to the hospital.
No cause of Professor Reynolds’ sudden death has been released. His colleagues are shocked and saddened and so forth. How tragic, et cetera. But life goes on! There’s no point to dwelling in the details. I mean, what difference does it make at this point? Especially if the dwelling might somehow negatively affect well-funded, donor-class groups?
💉 ANOTHER ONE. The Times of India ran a story this week that even used the word “another” in the headline: “Another young death: Now, Air India pilot suffers cardiac arrest at Delhi Airport.”
Captain Himanil Kumar, 37, died of a sudden and unexpected heart attack while at the Delhi Airport on Thursday. He was well-rested — he’d just gotten back to work from his Diwali vacation — and had passed his most recent physical exam a few months ago on August 23rd.
The heavily-vaccinated pilot community sure is experiencing a lot of sudden cardiac deaths this year. But … so what? Happens all the time.
More seriously, when the headline editor added the words “another young death” to the headline, it was an act of quiet, editorial rebellion. Maybe some journalists are finally reaching the point where they have had enough of the lying.
💉 I debated whether to include this next story, because it isn’t verified. It’s based on independent work by amateur sleuths and (obviously) corporate media isn’t picking it up. But I decided it was interesting enough to include anyway, since it tracks our recent idea of looking for unexpected metrics with which to track the ongoing iatrogenocide.
An industrious independent investigator designed a software agent (a “bot”) to tweet whenever airplane pilots issue “mayday” calls. A mayday call is also referred to as “squawking a 7700,” which signals a general emergency on board. According to his unverified figures, starting around November 2021 (there’s a typo in the chart legend), the numbers of mayday calls from flying airplanes have increased by nearly four hundred percent.
In other words, from an average of 40 per month to nearly 160.
Remember — one single failed shoe bomber caused every airplane passenger for the last fifteen years to have to x-ray their shoes in order to board an airplane. Just ONE. That’s how nuts we are about airplane safety.
If the world weren’t undergoing a mass hallucination right now, you’d think public pressure at least would cause someone to look into this alleged phenomenon. I can’t verify the author’s conclusions, and there are some minor problems with the chart, but you can look through the real-time alerts for yourself in the twitter account @GCFlightAlerts. It’s kind of eye-opening how many general emergencies are being reported.
What do you think?
💉 Cleveland Clinic top cardiologist, author of 580 published articles, and world expert on implantable cardiac devices Bruce Wilkoff, has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 turbo pancreatic cancer. His prognosis is poor and he is bravely considering his mortality.
Ironically, Dr. Wilkoff’s speciality is preventing sudden cardiac death. Experts like Dr. Wilkoff might be handy to keep around these days.
The news broke in the form of an interview posted on vaccine champion and lockdown maniac Dr. Eric Topol’s Substack. Topol began his post explaining that Dr. Wilkoff is “facing death from metastatic pancreatic cancer.”
In the interview, Dr. Wilkoff expressed gratitude for not dying suddenly. He’s been given time to reflect and cement his legacy, which is substantial. Whatever he may have thought about covid vaccines, Dr. Wilkoff is a real expert who has saved countless lives. And now his work has been cut short, just when we needed him the most.
We pray for Dr. Wilkoff’s miraculous healing.
🔥 Fox 5 Vegas ran an uplifting story this week headlined, “Walmart, Costco and other companies rethink self-checkout.” The gist is, big retailers are finally admitting that, unless you’ve only got a couple items, self-checkout is a job and there’s almost always some damned reason you have to wait on an employee to come over anyway.
And, good luck figuring out what type of apple to scan. Macintosh? Red delicious? California red?
But haha, big retailers aren’t souring on self-checkout because it annoys customers. No, it’s because people who don’t follow the honor system — shoplifters — are getting more sophisticated:
Customers take advantage of the lax oversight at self-checkout aisles and have developed techniques for stealing. Common tactics include not scanning an item, swapping a cheaper item (bananas) for a more expensive one (steak), scanning counterfeit barcodes attached to their wrists or properly scanning everything and then walking out without paying.
When you combine rampant inflation with the annoyance of trying to figure out exactly what code to type in for the spring nut mix, it ultimately creates a level of temptation that often proves irresistible to persons with subjective moral beliefs.
And that leads to lost profits. Which leads to re-thinking. So, in spite of all that cool technology and artificial intelligence, we’re right back where we started. Again.
Personally, I will be happy to see more human checkers.
🚀 I’m happy to report that the Biden Sanctions Program is going great. Russia should be surrendering any day n… oh, wait. This week, Bloomberg ran a story headlined, “Russia’s Cash Inflow Gains Momentum as Oil Exports Recover.” Apparently Russia is on track to hit a $75 billion-dollar trade surplus this year, which Bloomberg characterized as a “flood of cash” into the heavily-sanctioned nation.
Bloomberg actually attributed Russia’s strong financial performance to the sanctions:
Sweeping sanctions imposed by the US and its allies over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine mean that the Kremlin’s revenue from energy exports are a key source of hard currency for the country. The renewed flood of cash into Russia has helped the ruble to pare some of its losses since the beginning of the year amid worsening trade conditions.
Increased foreign currency sales by exporters helped make October the ruble’s best month since June of last year, gaining around 5% against the greenback (dollar).
I’m not going to tell you how the United States is doing financially this year. We’re trying to keep it light today.
🔥 What can I say, he sure is fun to watch. Enjoy this clip of long-shot presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy easily handling a “gotcha” interview on CNN:
Vivek’s clip showed a terrific technique that I often teach my deposition clients, called “rejecting the premise.” Rather than answer the question at face value, you challenge the question’s premise instead. Vivek beautifully demonstrated the method.
Somebody should really put together a week-long seminar for Republicans on how to handle obnoxious Corporate Media reporters. It could just be clips of Trump, Vivek, and Governor DeSantis, and nobody would fall asleep, even in the afternoon sessions. We need all the Republicans to learn how to do it, so they’ll stop fearing the media.
Have a wonderful weekend! And get back here on Monday morning to kick off a new week of C&C, as we tumble into the holiday season.
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