90 Miles From Tyranny : 2022-09-25

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

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Canadian Actress Reveals She Has Bell’s Palsy Two Weeks After Vax, Says She Would Take It Again

July 2021 clip goes viral on Twitter.

In a video originally posted to her Instagram that went viral on Twitter over a year later, Canadian actress Jennifer Gibson revealed that she was suffering from Bell’s palsy two weeks after taking the vaccine, before going on to say she would take the shot again.

Gibson first posted the video to Instagram in July 2021 and it was actually filmed on May 11, but it received little attention until going viral on Twitter last night, and has already received millions of views on different versions of the clip.

“This is not a video that I wanted to make, and it’s kinda hard to make, cause as I’m watching myself, I see what I’m gonna say,” a a visibly upset Gibson says on camera.

The left side of Gibson’s face is clearly paralyzed, a condition she subsequently revealed to be Bell’s palsy.

Canadian actress Jennifer Gibson. pic.twitter.com/4FsC5ndfAp

— D. Scott @eclipsethis2003 (@eclipsethis2003) September 29, 2022

“So I got it about two weeks after getting my vaccine and I had a rough go with the vaccine, and I guess still am,” Gibson remarked.

“But I have to say that I would do it again because it’s what we have to do to see people,” she said.

“I don’t know why I’m making this video but here’s my worse smile,” Gibson said before ending the video smiling with half of her face paralyzed.

In a message posted to her Instagram page accompanying the video, Gibson wrote, “I’ve had many people follow this page after their own #diagnosis, so I’m sharing this video hoping it gives them optimism. My symptoms got worse after this video, I was considered a severe case, and I am almost back to ‘normal’. (Whatever that is…) I didn’t see any improvement for about a month and I got really discouraged, so I hope this can help someone.”

The actress posted numerous other photos to her Instagram page urging people to wear masks and take vaccines.

Gibson saying she would take the vaccine again despite it almost certainly causing her condition is a familiar refrain for vaccine enthusiasts who often thank the “100 per cent safe and effective” jab after going public to reveal they have caught COVID.

Studies have shown that the COVID-19 vaccinations can cause rare cases of Bell’s palsy.

Back in June, pop star Justin Bieber revealed that he was also suffering from facial paralysis, which was subsequently explained to be caused by...

Kamala Harris Promises Equity in Hurricane Recovery Resources: ‘Not Everybody Starts Out at the Same Place’

Vice President Kamala Harris promised that she and President Joe Biden would focus on principles of equity and environmental justice as they worked to rebuild communities after recent hurricanes.

“It is our lowest income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues not of their own making,” she said.

The Vice President spoke at a Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum with actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who kicked off the discussion by talking about the devastation caused by hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico and climate change.

“We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality but we also need to fight for equity understanding that not everybody starts out at the same place,” she said.

Harris said she would focus on principles of environmental justice.

“If we want people to be in an equal place, sometimes we have to take into account those disparities and do that work,” she said.

She celebrated the Biden-Harris administration’s $370 billion in climate spending for tackling climate change.

“The crisis is real, and the clock is ticking, and the urgency in which we must act is without any question,” she said.

Harris said she and Biden would not only provide immediate aid, but help rebuild communities “in a way that they can be resilient, not to mention adapt to...

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“That’s Just Wild”: CNN and other Media Eagerly Report that Ginni Thomas Remains Unrepentant on the 2020 Election

We have previously discussed the calls of figures like Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse to investigate Ginni Thomas, the wife of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. I have expressed great concern over the calling of a spouse of a sitting justice who is among millions of Americans who believed that the 2020 election was stolen. I am not among them, but Thomas has every right to that belief and to advocate for actions in light of that belief. Yet, the Jan. 6 House Select Committee thrilled many on the left by demanding that she appear and answer for her advocacy.

Now the media is breathlessly reporting that “Ginni Thomas tells Jan. 6 panel she still believes false election fraud claims,” as if it were a public confession of a reactionary resisting reeducation. On CNN, anchor Jake Tapper declared to viewers that Thomas has not changed her mind and remains “untethered from all of the facts and evidence.”

One can seriously question whether that is news, but it is certainly satisfying as a congressional committee pulls in the spouse of a conservative justice to grill her for four hours on being a MAGA Republican who called for challenges to the 2020 election. None of the media even raised the question of whether such interviews could be viewed as harassment or pressure on a member of the Supreme Court. I understand that the Committee made this news by pursuing Thomas, but a balanced treatment would have at least raised the question of why she has been singled out over her advocacy.

Select committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) left the voluntary interview with the Committee to report, according to Politico, “she still believes false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.”

Ok, so what? Millions of people hold the same view. They have a right to hold that view, even if we do not believe that they have compelling support for it. For those of us who disagree, we can continue to voice an opposing view, but Thomas and others are unconvinced. (Notably, there is another controversy today of YouTube demonetizing a video showing Democrats calling the 2016 election stolen). There was never any evidence that Thomas participated in any violence and had simply encouraged White House and other officials to challenge the election.

A well-known Republican activist and Trump supporter, Thomas encouraged then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to pursue legal and legislative challenges to what she viewed as a stolen election. The reason that Ginni Thomas’ messages were seized is not because she was a key figure in the investigation but that the Commission has demanded any messages that deal with such challenges or the rally — a scope that has been criticized as overbroad. Congress then leaked the messages and the media did the rest.

There is no evidence that Ginni Thomas ever encouraged violence or was even present at the Capitol during the riot. Thomas said that she attended the Ellipse rally on Jan. 6 but left early, before Trump spoke, and never went to the Capitol.

The challenge to the 2020 election was no surprise. Indeed, not long after the election, I wrote about that possibility in what I called the “Death Star strategy.” It is not a crime to plan such a challenge, even without good cause. It was the same course taken by Democrats without any outcry from the media in challenging Republican presidents.

When Sen. Barbara Boxer launched her own challenge to President Bush on this law, Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised her challenge as “witnessing Democracy at work. This isn’t as some of our Republican colleagues have referred to it, sadly, as frivolous. This debate is fundamental to our democracy.” Joining her in that challenge of George W. Bush was Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), who now chairs the committee looking into the Jan. 6th Committee. (Fellow Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) sought to challenge Trump’s certification in 2016).

Yet, various media outlets were quick to report that Thomas remains unreformed and unapologetic in holding these opposing views. The satisfaction in forcing the wife of Clarence Thomas to appear for hours of examination is deeply disturbing. Thomas is hated by the left and that hatred seemed to drive much of...

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The 90 Miles Mystery Video: Nyctophilia Edition #1158

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Girls With Guns

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The Flood of Political Violence the Press Refuses to Cover

An impressive list.

If we were to listen to the lectures from the media, we are on the cusp of an outbreak of violence set to explode from the right side of the political spectrum. President Biden has enthusiastically pushed this agenda, positioning MAGA Nation as a violent faction orchestrating an uprising of democracy-threatening actions any day now. At Biden’s direction, “fascist” has become the left’s new knee-jerk accusation since “racist” has become a played-out charge.

There is one disqualifier; the actual acts that we have recently seen that fall under this heading are emanating from the left. There have been numerous incidents of leftist political violence over the past year, yet – despite typifying the very promised outbreak of outrage – these are somehow not classified as dangerous, get explained away, or are outright ignored by the press.

The following examples perfectly display the very promised violence they say will arrive any day now from the conservative right, and their willingness to not address these incidents exposes the effort to demonize and criminalize only one side of the political arena.

North Dakota Political Killing

Last week, Shannon Brandt was arrested for using his car to run over and kill an 18-year-old who he declared was a “Republican extremist.” There has been a notable lack of enthusiasm in reporting on this on a national level, and we have been spared numerous news panel discussions, editorials, and think pieces decrying the political divide in this country. Some are even going so far as to say there is no evidence that this was a politically-motivated attack – despite the fact that the suspect, Shannon Brandt, repeatedly stated he did this as a result of the political stance of his victim.

Las Vegas Reporter Killed

The news outlets have not exactly been filled with lengthy reports on the murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German in his front yard. German is believed to have been stabbed repeatedly by a Democrat politician he had investigated and reported on, Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles. In covering the attack and the arrest of Telles, most news outlets are side-stepping the party affiliation of Telles. The morning shows never mentioned this, the Associated Press covered his hearing with no allusion to his party, and even CNN, in four stories on the attack, only managed deep in the later piece to mention Telles lost his primary this summer.

Campaign Violence in Texas

This weekend, Governor Greg Abbot’s campaign office released details about campaign workers who were attacked while canvassing on behalf of the governor. Outside of Houston, a man chased the volunteers and damaged their car after attempting to pull them from their vehicle. An arrest was made after the accused man was found to have pieces of their damaged car in his trash.

SCOTUS Justices Threatened

The repeal of Roe v. Wade led to protests outside of the private homes of select members of the highest court, and yet we saw Democrats, the press, and even the White House shrug off these antagonistic steps as just citizens exercising their right to protest. When a California man was arrested after crossing the country with weapons in order to target Brett Kavanaugh, there was nothing in the way of genuine concern over the rise of political threats of violence.

Summer of Organized Violence

The SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade perhaps shows best the bifurcated approach by the press. On the one hand, they resort to condemning violence, yet when the left acts up in order to protect abortion, they have to remain in support of those acts. This is how we get examples like CNN’s Jim Sciutto insisting that there are impending riots coming from conservatives in reaction to the leaked Alito draft opinion. Conservatives would riot over…a decision they favor is the claim.

Meanwhile, pro-abortion activists were openly calling for violent actions, and throughout the country, dozens of pregnancy care center offices were attacked, with some even firebombed. As the activist group Jane’s Revenge called for these actions – and they played out – the condemnation was not to be found.

Kentucky Gun Control Activist Shooting

It has been conveniently memory-holed in the press how this past February, Quintez Brown, an anti-gun activist, attempted to shoot a mayoral candidate at this campaign office. Considering all of the hot-button issues attached to this crime – gun control, race, antisemitism, a journalist, political violence – that it was a leftist activist crossing over all of those lines means the press would rather you just forget the whole story.

The Insurrection That Never Was

Following the Capitol riot, the media was promising us repeated flare-ups of that kind of violence last year. In March, D.C. closed down for an impending arrival of protests that never materialized; then, another uprising was expected in May. In September, hundreds of law enforcement officers converged for the Justice for January 6 Rally and the expected furor, only to outnumber the peaceful attendees, who disbanded without so much as a raised voice.

But then, in October, it finally occurred. All the earmarks of an insurrection took place as protestors stormed a federal office in D.C. to oppose governmental legislation, vandalized the building, burst past security, occupied the location, and placed numerous police in the hospital during the assault. You probably never realized this because the attack on a Saturday was lightly covered, and once the realization was that these treasonous moves were organized by left-wing environmentalists, committing these acts the press declared to be atrocities against our democracy, they dropped the story before that Monday.

Biden Inspiring Violent Rhetoric

The media loves to hurl accusations that Republicans can say things that are promised to incite violence. Funny that when a Democrat says something that leads directly to a violent reprisal, there is no condemnation to be delivered, especially when it is the president. Immediately following his infamous primetime speech where he called MAGA Republicans violent fascists, in Florida, a GOP election office was hit with vandalism, invoking the term used by Biden. The outrage in the press over this incitement has yet to arrive.

Republican Candidate Threatened On Stage

When Lee Zeldin was giving a campaign speech in New York, he was approached directly by an individual with a sharp instrument. Zelden fended off the assailant before he was corralled by handlers. The media worked to recalibrate what happened as less of a threat, going so far as to state the man was impaired and only approached Zeldin with “a plastic cat keychain.” In truth, the item the man wielded was, in fact, a designed weapon, but the press had their talking point in place to...

Federal Research On Manipulating Brains And Rewriting DNA Should Worry Us All

The U.S. government is pouring billions of dollars into understanding genetics and the human brain — and how to manipulate those systems.

The future of evolution is now in our hands. Or rather, the godlike power to alter biology rests in a few scientists’ hands, and we’re all going to pay for it, one way or another. The U.S. government is pouring billions of dollars into understanding genetics and the human brain, and most consequentially, how to manipulate those systems.

Last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched its “BRAIN 2.0” initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology), ramping up an existing program started eight years ago. Comparable to the Human Genome Project in scope and scale, BRAIN 2.0 grants $600 million to fully map our 86 billion neurons and their uncounted connections. The project is expected to reach a grand total cost of $5 billion by 2026.

In theory, once scientists have created this detailed brain atlas in silico, they can directly alter neural function using digital devices. The director of the BRAIN Initiative, John Ngai, exhibits a troubling fixation on this method.

In a recent interview with Stat News, Ngai noted two concrete results of his current neuro-mapping efforts. One is an advanced brain-computer interface — implanted last year at the University of California, San Francisco — that allows for astounding thought-to-text communication. The other is a major breakthrough in deep brain stimulation at Baylor University, where electrodes are implanted to alter mood and behavior, relieving depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Ngai’s cyborg obsession is shared by his close government partner, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where “man-computer symbiosis” has been a longstanding paradigm. The defense agency’s involvement in the BRAIN Initiative is open and well documented. However, beyond the NIH’s declared mission to heal, our top military minds also have a deep interest in human enhancement.

“DARPA has been a pioneer in brain-machine interface technology since the 1970s, but we began investing heavily in the...

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