Bits & Bytes

BANKING CRISIS: I wasn’t going to mention this until somebody smarter than me made a video for dummies. But then I saw that FAUXTUS assured us on Monday, “Our banking system is safe. Your deposits are safe.” Frankly, that scares me.

BARIC: You’d think that Professor Ralph Baric, the world’s leading authority on the exact type of virus that shut the world down, would be a household name. Not only has he essentially been invisible, but on November 23, 2022, Dr. Fauci said, under oath, that he didn’t know the guy. Yet his own calendar shows he had a one-on-one meeting with Baric on Feb. 11, 2020, during which they talked about the outbreak and the highly-contagious-to-humans, chimera bat coronaviruses that Baric himself had helped to bio-engineer with gain-of-function research.

This research was reported in a 2015 paper entitled A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence. One of the other authors was Zhengli-Li Shi at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The paper describes how they had successfully attached the spike from bat coronavirus SHC014 to a SARS-CoV backbone and produced a chimera virus that efficiently replicated in human airway cells at levels similar to epidemic strains of SARS-CoV-1.

On second thought, we probably shouldn’t be at all surprised that Baric has been kept out of sight …

CATHOLIC: An attack on Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ledyard, CT, last week-end marked the 300th such incident of anti-Catholic vandalism in the United States since the spring of 2020. Some are relatively minor, such as spray painted pro-abortion messages on the outside. Others have done enough damage to force churches to close for repairs. In three cases, historic churches have been burned to the ground. The 300 cases are all political or spiritual; CatholicVote’s tracker does not list simple acts of burglary, such as thefts of cash donation boxes.

COVID-19: Congress has passed a bill to declassify all U.S. intelligence information on the origins of COVID-19. It sailed through both houses with unanimous consent. Biden hasn’t said if he’ll sign it, but there is a lot of pressure on him to do so.

DRAG: On March 3, Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, California, held a multicultural assembly during which a group of teens performed a school-sanctioned youth drag performance (embedded at the Libs of TikTok link below). The assembly took place during school hours and was mandatory for all students to attend; parents were not informed in advance and many of them are not happy.

I chose the 13-year-old video above for this byte as a compare and contrast piece for the recent high school drag performance. In both videos, high school boys dressed in short skirts and wigs dance and lip synch to recorded music. In one, the boys perform well rehearsed, often funny moves for a willing audience that cheers wildly at the end; in the other, the boys perform poorly choreographed and amateurish moves before a captive audience that is distinctly underwhelmed at the end. There’s a lot to be sad about here, not least of which that, these days, the performance above would be banned as culturally insensitive, homophobic, transphobic, and probably racist too.

EXORCIST FILES: Case #3 – Episodes 6 & 7 explore the controversy and fascination of the Ouija Board and why it is so dangerous.

FANTASY LAND: Electricity is up 11.9%, fuel oil is up 27.7%, and natural gas is up 26.7% over last year. This is what our Democrat leaders want us to believe about this:

I took the most aggressive action ever — in all of history in any country — to take on the climate crisis by lowering your home energy bills.” – FAUXTUS Joe Biden

For working families, we have reduced heating and electricity bills so folks have more money in their pockets to buy things like schools supplies, replace the dishwasher, or take a family vacation.” – VFAUXTUS Kamala Harris

Biden’s work to “provide cost relief in areas like energy” has “made a meaningful difference for American families.” – Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

J6:Between video recordings, witness testimony, court filings, and news reporting, the undeniable truth about January 6 cannot be willfully wished away even by the most skilled spinmeisters.” CLICK the link for a handy timeline of what we know.

JUSTICE FOR ALL: Many of the people charged with breaching the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, were denied bail and forced to live behind bars for months while awaiting their trials. They began a tradition of singing the national anthem every night at 9:00 p.m.

A couple of weeks ago, they recorded themselves using a jailhouse phone. Meanwhile, Trump recorded himself reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. The collaborative result, called “Justice for All”, is available on vinyl at the J6 Prison Choir link below or for $1.29 at iTunes and Amazon.

As of Friday, the recording had hit #1 at iTunes. Let’s help keep it there for a while; the money raised will help J6 families in need.

PROJECT FEAR: The Telegraph has obtained WhatsApp text messages between then UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, and his team of public health officials that reveal a deliberate effort to keep the public too scared to leave their homes.

In one, Hancock speculated that a new strain of the ‘rona would be helpful in preparing the ground for another lockdown. A month later, he said he wanted to “deploy” a new Covid variant to “frighten the pants off” the public and ensure they complied with lockdown. His colleague, Cabinet Secretary Simon Case, agreed wholeheartedly saying that “the fear/ guilt factor” was “vital” in “ramping up the messaging” during the third national lockdown in Jan 2021. “Yep that’s what will get proper bahviour [sic] change,” wrote Poole.

SMOLLETT: Remember back when the Wrongs desperately wanted us to believe that two racist, homophobic white guys wearing MAGA hats hung around the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. during a polar vortex, carrying a piece of clothesline and a hot sauce bottle containing bleach, just hoping to encounter a black gay guy they could beat on? Yeah. Me also.

The two black guys that Smollett hired to fake the attack have spoken out. CLICK [2:53] to see them re-enact the crime. One explains that the wound on Jussie’s face was the result of him giving him a “noogie” because Jussie wanted to look like he took a beating without actually getting hit.

TRANS: In 1975, Dr. Susan Bradley, a Canadian psychiatrist, started a pediatric gender clinic in which she offered a therapy-focused approach; in 2000, the clinic began prescribing puberty blockers. Bradley, who is now in her early eighties, says she now regrets the latter choice. Over time, most of her therapy-only patients outgrew their gender dysphoria and accepted their born sex. Not so the ones who were given drugs to supposedly alleviate their distress. She says that, in addition to the many serious physical side effects, the drugs may actually cement dysphoria the kids would otherwise outgrow.

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