Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.

Ginger originated in the tropical rain forests from the Indian subcontinent to Southern Asia.

It is now cultivated in the U.S. (including Hawaii), India, China, the West Indies, and other tropical regions.

Ginger is one of the world’s more well-known and useful plants, being used for centuries as a spice for flavoring food and as a medicinal plant.

Chinese and Ayurvedic practitioners have relied on ginger for at least 3,000 years for its anti-inflammatory properties, and have used it as a “carrier” herb, one that enables other herbs to be more effective in the body.

As one of the first spices exported from the Orient, ginger arrived in Europe during the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans.

By the 11th century, it was a common trade article from the East to Europe.

The Spaniards brought it to the West Indies and Mexico soon after the conquest, and by 1547 ginger was being exported from Santiago to Spain.

Jamaicans and early American settlers made beer from it; and today, natural ginger ales made with fresh ginger are available as a digestive tonic.

Ginger is a perennial reed-like plant with annual leafy stems, about 3 to 4 feet tall. It produces clusters of white and pink flower buds that bloom into yellow flowers. Because of its aesthetic appeal and the adaptation of the plant to warm climates, it is often used as landscaping around subtropical homes.

The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it was mature or young.

There are 80 calories in 3.5 ounces of Ginger.

Ginger contains a diverse array of many important vitamins and minerals. It also contains gingerol, a compound with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that has been linked to many unique health benefits.

The health benefits of ginger include reduce hypertension, inflammation, DNA breakage, nausea, migraines, and amyloid beta build-up, which is involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Ginger may also reduce DNA damage from radiation and provide some protection from industrial pollutants.

Ginger has a sharp, pungent taste and aroma.

Ginger rhizomes are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can be steeped in boiling water to make ginger herb tea, to which honey may be added. Ginger can be made into candy or ginger wine.

The spice has a slightly biting taste and is used, usually dried and ground, to flavor breads, sauces, curry dishes, confections, pickles, ginger ale and ginger beer.

Its generic name “Zingiber” is derived from the Greek zingiberis, which comes from the Sanskrit name of the spice, singabera.

In Japan and elsewhere, slices of ginger are eaten between dishes or courses to clear the palate.

In Burma, ginger is used in a salad dish called gyin-tho, which consists of shredded ginger preserved in oil, and a variety of nuts and seeds.

In China, sliced or whole ginger root is often paired with savory dishes, such as fish.

The oil of ginger may be used for perfume and medicine.

Source: JustFunFacts

125 thoughts on “Ginger

  1. Morning All!
    we got frozen precipitation last evening…see what the driveway will be like…sigh.
    i can deal with snow and I can deal with rain…just not together!!

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  4. I’m PROUD to announce that I’ve been chosen for the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus pandemic. Every LIE told to us by Fauci will be revealed. Every LIE about the vaccine will be revealed. Every LIE that was used to LOCK YOU DOWN will be unearthed. We will reveal the TRUTH!
    — Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) January 25, 2023

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    1. Citizen 817
      Citizen 817
      January 26, 2023 12:28 am


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  5. Citizen 817
    Citizen 817
    January 26, 2023 12:26 am


    One of the dumbest Energy investments ever made. They’re unreliable, expensive, and destroy our environment, including the killing of millions of birds a year, and almost all made in China!

    Huge wind turbines — taller than the Statue of Liberty — are toppling over in a ‘rash’ of incidents


  6. Hey, Pat – Malone posted a transcript of the PV video with the Pfizer executive….

    “The full Transcript:

    Undercover Journalist: Pfizer ultimately is thinking about mutating Covid?
    Jordon Walker: Well, that is not what we say to the public. No. Don’t tell anyone this by the way. You have to promise you won’t tell anyone. You got to promise you won’t tell anyone, okay. You know how the virus keeps mutating?

    Undercover Journalist: Yeah.
    Jordon Walker: Well one of the things we’re exploring is like why don’t we just mutate it ourselves so we could preemptively develop new vaccines, right? So we have to do that. If we’re going to do that though, there’s a risk of, as you could imagine, no one wants to be having a pharma company mutating a [inaudible 00:00:28] virus. It has to be very controlled to make sure that this virus that you mutate doesn’t create something that goes everywhere.

    Undercover Journalist: Something crazy.
    Jordon Walker: Yeah. Because the way that the virus started in Wuhan, to be honest, it makes no sense of this virus pop out of nowhere.

    Undercover Journalist: Yeah, I know.
    James O’Keefe: Meet Jordon Trishton Walker, a director of research and development, strategic operations and mRNA scientific planning at Pfizer.

    Undercover Journalist: It sounds like gain of function to me.
    Jordon Walker: I don’t know. It’s a little bit different. I think it’s different. It’s definitely not gain of function.

    Undercover Journalist: It sounds like it is. I mean, it’s okay.
    Jordon Walker: No, no, no, no. Though directed evolution is very different. Well, you’re not supposed to do gain of function research with the viruses. They recommend not. But you do things like selected directional mutations to try to see if you can make more potent. So there is research ongoing about that. I don’t know how that’s going work. There better not be any more outbreaks, because like Jesus Christ.

    Dr. Robert Malone: The gentleman seems to have absolutely no moral compass at all.

    Jordon Walker: There’s a revolving door for all government officials. It’s pretty good for the industry to be honest.
    Undercover Journalist: Yeah.

    Jordon Walker: It’s bad for everyone else in America.
    Undercover Journalist: Why is it bad for everybody else?

    Jordon Walker: Because if the regulators who have to approve our drugs, you know that once they stop being a regulator they want to come work for the company, they’re not going to be as harsh on the company [inaudible 00:01:44] they’re getting a job.

    Dr. Robert Malone: If this is the quality of individuals within Pfizer that are making these huge decisions that risk global public health, it’s profoundly corrupt.

    Undercover Journalist: What is Pfizer doing, I guess, to optimize the vaccines now?
    Jordon Walker: Oh, we actually had a meeting about that today. So there’s a lot.
    Undercover Journalist: Really?
    Jordon Walker: I don’t know if I should say this.

    James O’Keefe: Our undercover journalist asked Walker how Pfizer is handling the fact that their Covid vaccines are ineffective against virus variants. What he said is disturbing. Listen to this.

    Jordon Walker: We’re exploring, you know how the virus keeps mutating?
    Undercover Journalist: Yeah.

    Jordon Walker: Well one of the things we’re exploring is like why don’t we just mutate it ourselves so we could preemptively develop new vaccines, right? So we have to do that. If we’re going to do that though, there’s a risk of, as you could imagine, no one wants to be having a pharma company mutating a [inaudible 00:02:44] virus. So we’re like, do we want to do this? So that’s one of the things we’re considering for the future, like maybe we can create new versions of the vaccines and things like that.
    Undercover Journalist: Okay. So Pfizer ultimately is thinking about mutating Covid?

    Jordon Walker: Well, that is not what we say to the public. No. It was a thought that came up at a meeting and we were like, why do we not? It was like, we’re going to consider that. There’ll be more discussions. [inaudible 00:03:11] exactly actually, right? We were like, wait a minute… people won’t like that.

    James O’Keefe: That’s right, it appears that Pfizer is internally discussing the possibility of mutating the Covid virus themselves in order to tailor a vaccine to sell to the public. Listen to Walker describe in detail just how they would conduct such a scientific experiment, first in living animals.

    Jordon Walker: So the way that we were thinking about it, don’t tell anyone this, by the way, you got to promise you won’t tell anyone. You got to promise you won’t tell anyone, okay? The way it would work is we put the virus in these monkeys and then we successively cause them to keep infecting each other and we collect serial samples from them and then the ones that are more infectious, so like the virus, we’ll put them in another monkey and you just constantly actively mutate it, that’s one way. Or you can even do like directed evolution, which we tend not to prefer, and you just sample what the different proteins on the surface on the virus look like over time. So there you can see the mutation and you can now force it to mutate in a certain way you want. But you have to be like very controlled to make sure that this virus that you mutate doesn’t create something that goes everywhere.
    Undercover Journalist: Something crazy.

    Jordon Walker: Which, I suspect is the way that the virus started in Wuhan, to be honest. Like it makes no sense that this virus popped out of nowhere.
    Undercover Journalist: Yeah, I know.

    James O’Keefe: Covid virus experimentation on live monkeys? This is unethical, to say the least, and Walker describes those experiments as if they are ongoing and not simply a hypothetical discussion.

    Undercover Journalist: So, I mean, when is Pfizer going to implement the mutation of all these viruses?
    Jordon Walker: I don’t know. It depends on how the experiments work out. Because this is just something we’re trying, right.

    Undercover Journalist: It sounds like gain a function to me.
    Jordon Walker: I don’t know. It’s a little bit different. I think it’s different. It’s definitely not gain a function.
    Undercover Journalist: Sounds like it is. I mean, it’s okay.
    Jordon Walker: No, no, no, no, no. Though directed evolution is very different.
    Undercover Journalist: Direct evolution?
    Jordon Walker: Directed evolution.
    Undercover Journalist: Directed evolution, okay. So I mean, is that what it is then?

    Jordon Walker: Maybe. I don’t know. Well, you’re not supposed to do gain of function research with the viruses. They recommend not. But you do things like selected directional mutations to try to see if you can make more potent. So there is research ongoing about that. I don’t know how that’s going to work. There better not be any more outbreaks, because like Jesus Christ.

    Undercover Journalist: So tell me more, like what’s developing with the whole virus mutation process?

    Jordon Walker: Well, they’re still kind of conducting the experiments on it, but it seems like from what I’ve heard they’re kind of optimizing it. But they’re going slow, because everyone’s very cautious. They obviously don’t want to accelerate too much. But I think they’re also just trying to do it as an exploratory thing because you obviously don’t want to advertise that you’re trying to figure out future mutation.

    Undercover Journalist: Right. So did the whole virus mutation thing come from your executive, Sarah?
    Jordon Walker: No, no, no. That came from, we have two scientific officers in the other divisions.

    James O’Keefe: In a subsequent meeting, our undercover journalist asked if this type of gain of function research is already being studied at Pfizer. But no, as long as it’s called directed evolution, Pfizer’s in the clear.
    Undercover Journalist: What’s the goal for Pfizer of doing that?

    Jordon Walker: So part of what they want to do is to some extent try to figure out if like, you know how there’s all these new strains and variants that just pop up? Why don’t we try to catch them before they pop up in nature and we can develop a vaccine prophylactically for new variants.
    Undercover Journalist: Yeah.

    Jordon Walker: So that’s why they’re thinking if you control it in a lab, then you say “Oh, this is a new epitope”. And so then if it comes out later on in the public, we already have a vaccine kind of working on it.
    Undercover Journalist: Oh my God. That’s perfect. Isn’t that the best business model though? Just control nature before nature even happens itself, right?

    Jordon Walker: Yeah, if it works.
    Undercover Journalist: What do you mean, if it works?

    Jordon Walker: Because some of the times there are just mutations that pop up, right, and we’re not prepared for it. Like with Delta and Omicron and things like that. So who knows? I mean, either way it’s going to be a cash cow. Covid will probably be a cash cow for us for a while going forward which I obviously like.

    Undercover Journalist: Well, I think the whole research of the viruses and mutating it would be the ultimate cash cow.
    Jordon Walker: Yeah, it would be perfect.

    James O’Keefe: Now, you would think that creating viruses to sell the vaccine would be illegal. But no, the pharmaceutical industry, as Walker puts it, is quote “a revolving door for all government officials”, unquote.

    Jordon Walker: It’s a revolving door for all government officials.
    Undercover Journalist: Wow.

    Jordon Walker: Yeah, for any industry though. So in the pharma industry, all the government officials who review our drugs, mostly they come work for pharma companies. Like in the military, all the army and defense government officials eventually go work for the defense companies afterwards.
    Undercover Journalist: How do you feel about that revolving door?

    Jordon Walker: It’s pretty good for the industry to be honest.
    Undercover Journalist: Yeah.

    Jordon Walker: Yeah. It’s bad for everyone else in America.
    Undercover Journalist: Why is it bad for everybody else?

    Jordon Walker: Because if the regulators who have to approve our drugs, you know that once they stop being a regulator they want to come work for the company, they’re not going to be as harsh on the company [inaudible 00:08:09] they’re getting a job.
    Undercover Journalist: Right.

    Project Veritas – James O’Keefe:

    We talked to Dr. Robert Malone, physician, scientist, and author to get his take on the comments made by Jordon Walker.

    Dr. Robert Malone: You’re gaining function, you’re creating a new function in virus one by adding elements from virus two, infecting one monkey and then another monkey. That’s called serial passage. That appears to have been one of the technologies deployed in the Wuhan Institute of Virology with the humanized mouse strains that I believe were obtained from EcoHealth Alliance. That’s an example of directed evolution.

    The gentleman seems to have absolutely no moral compass at all about what he’s doing. The hubris and arrogance and immaturity. If this is the quality of individuals within Pfizer that are making these huge decisions that risk global public health with such a casual disregard for the human toll, it’s profoundly corrupt in terms of would it be feasible for Pfizer to circumvent international or national law? I think that is undeniable.

    And the gentleman in your investigative work has clearly indicated that Pfizer believes that it has successfully captured the regulatory apparatus of the United States government and presumably worldwide. Pfizer has completed regulatory capture, is quite proud of it.

    Project Veritas – James O’Keefe: With governments turning a blind eye and Pfizer hiding information from the public, this is an ongoing story. Be brave. Do something. Spread these videos and stay tuned.”

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  7. “2 states sue HHS, aim to divorce from WHO’s authority”
    Erica Carbajal – 2 days ago

    ENTIRE ARTICLE @ Becker News: “Texas and Oklahoma are suing HHS for granting the World Health Organization the authority to determine and define what constitutes a public health emergency in the U.S.

    The lawsuit — filed Jan. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas — takes aim at a provision enacted during the Obama administration that granted the global agency the authority to invoke emergency health powers for domestic purposes, which the plaintiffs claim infringes on “U.S. and state sovereignty.”

    In July, 15 states filed a petition asking HHS to delete the rule. The petition was denied by the Biden administration in October.

    “The Biden administration’s defense of granting the WHO the authority to determine when the federal government ought to violate the rights of our citizens is alarming to say the least, and it must not be allowed to stand,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in Jan. 18 news release. “Absolutely no foreign power should have the ability to exert police powers over Texas or any other state, and that is especially true for a foreign entity with as troubled of a history as the WHO.”

    Editor’s note: Becker’s has reached out to HHS and will update the report as more information becomes available.”

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  8. she’s so right. if a white person were to tell a black person these things, it would be a federal crime and liberals would be screaming at the top of their lungs. but a man can pretend to be a woman and we’re supposed to take it…

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  9. “Pfizer Introduces New Mascot ‘Clotty'”
    HEALTH ·
    Jan 25, 2023 ·

    “NEW YORK, NY — Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has unveiled their new mascot, an adorable glob of platelets who goes by the name “Clotty”.

    “See? Blood clots aren’t scary!” said Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla as a smiling Clotty danced onto the stage. “Welcome to Pfizer, Clotty! Let’s get one of these little guys into every home in America!”

    While Pfizer initially pushed back against evidence tying the vaccine to blood clots, the company has decided to instead embrace it. “We are so excited for Clotty to help us put a friendly face on heart attacks and strokes,” said Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. “Every new COVID booster will now come with a plush Clotty doll you can take to the hospital when you inevitably get admitted with a massive embolus. You’ll love squeezing Clotty while they wheel you into the cath lab! Thanks, Clotty!”

    The new mascot’s reception has thus far been overwhelmingly positive, with Clotty paraphernalia already showing up in several politicians’ offices. “Gosh darn it, I love the little guy,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren, sporting a Clotty t-shirt as she adjusted a picture of her and Clotty. “Every child in America should be so lucky as to have one of these precious little blood clots. I will continue to do everything in my power to make it happen.”

    At publishing time, Donald Trump had reportedly added Clotty to his list of potential running mates.”

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  10. “15 Subtle Hints The News Anchor Is Lying”
    Jan 25, 2023 ·

    “In a civilized society, people rely on the news media to keep them informed. It’s how we learn about things like crime, local interest stories, or what we should wear for the day. But what if your favorite news anchor has been lying to you? Not good!

    Prepare yourself. Watch for these signs that your news anchor is lying:

    They . . .

    . . . are talking.
    . . . gesticulate wildly while talking.
    . . . are an anchor and they are giving the news.
    . . . look very concerned.
    . . . won a Pulitzer Prize.
    . . . say things like “I am not lying right now.”
    . . . blink.
    . . . are wearing a Ukraine lapel pin.
    . . . are wearing a Russian lapel pin.
    . . . are wearing an American lapel pin.
    . . . are caught on a hot mic saying, “That last story was a total lie.”
    . . . have a common first name like Chris, Brian, Don, or Joe.
    . . . have a last name like Cuomo, Stelter, Lemon, or Scarborough.
    . . . begin their broadcast with, “In today’s news…”
    . . . are using their lungs and vocal cords to make noises resembling language.

    That ought to cover it. Stay vigilant out there, friends. Try avoiding fake news by getting all your information from Trump’s Truth Social feed. You can count on it being true because it has “truth” in its name!”

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  11. “Pence Turns Himself In To Childhood Scoutmaster After Discovering He Accidentally Kept Knot-Tying Manual”
    POLITICS · Jan 25, 2023 ·

    “INDIANAPOLIS, IN — After several recent instances of mishandled classified document scandals from both former President Donald J. Trump and current President Joe Biden, former Vice President Mike Pence has turned himself in to his childhood scoutmaster after discovering he had kept a Boy Scouts Of America knot-tying manual he had borrowed.

    “As a man of integrity, I have always maintained that there is no excuse for negligence with material obtained or retained through unauthorized means or with improper clearance – and I hold myself to the same standard of excellence that I apply to anyone else affiliated with an organization as distinguished as the Boy Scouts of America.” Pence spoke to reporters outside his home about the situation, reading a prepared statement apologizing for his “lapse in judgment.”

    “It wasn’t just a lapse in judgment, it was a sin. I have no excuse.”

    Pence allies have corroborated reports that the former Vice President is devastated by scandal, distraught that the revelation may cast a negative light on his numerous merit badges, which he maintains were all earned through lawful means. Footage of the press pool asking questions following Pence’s statement indicates that the statesman brought BSA-related supplies to his press conference, including his old uniform, camping supplies, and a merit badge sash weighed down with small metallic badges for photography, fingerprinting, dog care, bugling, elder care, and knot-tying.

    In his impassive declaration of innocence, Pence could be seen demonstrating his knot-tying prowess with double half-hitch knots, bowline knots, and double fisherman’s knots, drawing gasps and applause from the gathered reporters and family members.

    At publishing time, Pence’s team put out a press release affirming that the event was actually part of a Presidential run announcement, citing Pence’s serene mishandling of classified documents as the fulfillment of a new bipartisan staple of Presidential qualifications.”

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  12. “Hillary Clinton Boasts Of Having No Classified Documents From Her Time As President”
    POLITICS · Jan 25, 2023 ·

    “CHAPPAQUA, NY — After revelations that former Presidents and Vice Presidents Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and even Mike Pence had violated federal law by keeping classified documents in their homes, Hillary Clinton took the opportunity to brag that she had kept no classified documents from her time serving as President of the United States.

    “For years now, it’s been ‘emails, emails, emails,’ – now while I may have mishandled classified emails from my time as Secretary Of State, nobody can impugn my record of properly storing and declassifying sensitive materials during my time as President!” The former First Lady and Secretary of State went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to share her achievement.

    After the applause died down, Clinton motioned for Kimmel’s sound tech team to pull up her Tweet where she had wished “Happy birthday to this future President” with a picture of herself. “When I was running for President in 2016, I knew I would need to be unimpeachable in handling sensitive material – once I got into office, and more to the point, after my term ended, I was careful to declassify, acid-wash, destroy, and otherwise properly handle classified documents. Presidents have to be mindful of these things!”

    The applause slowed when Kimmel attempted a light joke acknowledging that Clinton’s husband had been President rather than her, and audience laughter quieted as several laser dots appeared on Kimmel’s forehead. The studio audience’s laughter continued to dwindle as Kimmel’s gestures to “cut” to commercial went unacknowledged, with the room growing tense.

    At publishing time, a hostage negotiation team was called in and recommended de-escalation tactics instead of a head-on confrontation with Clinton. Several officers were able to escort her peacefully out of Kimmel’s studio, at the end of which she posed dramatically and intoned to news cameras “I’m ready for my Presidential close-up, Mr. DeMille.”

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    1. I know this is the bee…but it brings up an question i have. why didn’t these people (I know REALPOTUS wouldn’t do this, but others) just destroy the classified docs? get rid of the evidence and play dumb?
      you know they’re good at hiding stuff or getting rid of inconvenient evidence (ie seth rich)

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  13. I am anxiously awaiting enough light outside to install my latest suet feeder creations. I think I’ve got it now and those suckers won’t be able to knock them down, mark my words!!! The most they’ll be able to do is nibble between the bars. The hardest part is going to be screwing in those screw eyes but I’ll use the same hole the hook was in before – that will at least make it easier to get started. I’ve got the big one rigged up with chains, zip ties and bungees! LOL

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  14. those 4 illegals who stole $12,000 from Macy’s in NY…wont get deported unless they are convicted.
    america calls bullshit on their asylum claims…but it’s no use.
    All it takes is the magic word of ‘asylum’ and it’s all but certain the criminals will be able to stay — free to rob again.

    Because the fact of the matter is, there are a thousand things that can go wrong with obtaining a conviction. Cops could write faulty police reports or lose evidence. District Attorneys could “not have enough resources” to prioritize their cases in court, or claim their crime was too piddly to bother about. Some judge could rule that they didn’t get adequate representation from their freebie public defenders that they paid nothing to have at their “service.” The legal process could drag out and be dropped on those grounds, too. Worst of all, a bleeding heart D.A., could lower the charges explicitly to prevent their deportation. Over in San Francisco, Chesa Boudin famously did this, but there have also been cases in Oregon and Connecticut where the same miscarriage of justice went on. This is far from the only group of likely scenarios that work in thugs’ favor, and they are all highly operative in New York, meaning, lots of scum remains free to walk the streets as a result.

    These thugs should have their asylum applications torn up in their faces at this police pickup with all its proponderance of evidence and they should be permanently banned from ever trying to enter the U.S. That their asylum applications are shielding them from any legal action to protect the public and being taken so seriously by officials points to a broken, pathetic, outrageously abused asylum system, that ought to be scrapped altogether. Asylum used to be for people who’d been persecuted by their governments.

    Getting emptied out of a Venezuelan jail by a dictator for the express purpose of making it to America to be a human plague there is not what asylum laws were created for. And not every claim to asylum should be treated in the same solicitous way. Junk cases should be tossed immediately and don’t need a long and expensive court series that takes years. 

    But that’s what the Biden open-borders policy is. We can’t even throw out instantly a group of smash and grab robbers from some foreign hellhole. All of the burden is on law-abiding Americans to prove that they shouldn’t be able to stay. As for them, they get time and resources and NGO blubbering advocacy, all to keep them here to prey on Americans.

    It’s trash like this that makes a lot of Americans sick of the current asylum law as it is, and raises public support for getting rid of it altogether. If authorities can’t distinguish between smash-and-grab robbers and actual legitimate asylum cases, then maybe it’s time to get rid of the law altogether. No nation should have to keep predators like this in its berth.

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  15. SparrowHawk
    January 26, 2023 8:46 am

    The Vigilant Fox twitter page has been sacked. It was doing very good vaxx research.


        1. my internet is reallly slow today…but it’s windy here.
          i posted a picture there and saw duchess posted her stuff…
          maybe others are having internet slow downs as well…???
          i didn’t see your comment for a good 5 minutes

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  16. school districts in PA increase taxes while sitting on millions of $$…everything is a freaking scam on the taxpayer these days!!!!!!!!!
    entire article
    (The Center Square) – A dozen school districts in Pennsylvania exploited a legal loophole to raise millions of dollars in new taxes on the public without putting it to a referendum.

    In the process, they’ve hidden hundreds of millions of dollars in reserve funds that could cover school costs without raising taxes. 

    The state auditor has warned that there are potentially more school districts who have done the same.

    The announcement, made during a press conference by Auditor General Timothy DeFoor, was based on an audit of a dozen schools across the state.

    “For years, there’s been concerns raised to us from the General Assembly and from residents about school districts who are raising taxes while seemingly having enough money in the reserves to cover any type of budget gaps,” DeFoor said. “For nearly a year, our audit team looked in (to) this practice to see whether school districts appropriately used referendum exceptions to raise property taxes without voter input.”

    The audit found that the school districts did this repeatedly — collectively, they raised taxes 37 times from 2018-2021. 

    As a result, though they increased taxes, the districts have $390 million in their general funds accounts “that is sitting unspent,” DeFoor said.

    The law was meant to be used as an extreme measure for financial hardship. Instead, the school districts have used it as a “regular budgeting tool,” DeFoor said.

    “These districts found a way to use the law to their advantage so they could always raise taxes,” DeFoor said. “Basically, it’s a shell game.”

    The following schools were audited, all of which have increased taxes without a public referendum:

    Abington School District, Montgomery County;

    Bethlehem Area School District, Northampton and Lehigh counties;

    Cannon-McMillian School District, Washington County;

    Hempfield School District, Lancaster County;

    Lower Merion School District, Montgomery County;

    Neshaminy School District, Bucks County;

    North Allegheny School District, Allegheny County;

    Northampton Area School District, Northampton County;

    North Penn School District, Montgomery County;

    Penn Manor School District, Lancaster County; and

    School District of Lancaster, Lancaster County;

    West Chester Area School District, Chester and Delaware counties.

    It’s not yet clear how many more school boards have done the same.

    “These are just 12 districts; there are 500 in Pennsylvania,” DeFoor said. “It’s not a stretch to say that it’s happening throughout the commonwealth.”

    The auditor recommended that the General Assembly modify existing law to require districts to use their general funds and surplus funds before asking the Department of Education to issue an exception to a tax referendum.

    School boards defended the practice to the auditor as pragmatic. They needed to submit a budget by June 30, but would not yet know how much they would receive from the state government by that time.

    DeFoor suggested that school districts’ fiscal year should be shifted from June 30 to Sept. 30 to avoid such a problem.

    “We simply cannot allow school boards to use legal maneuvers that take away the voice of our taxpaying citizens,” DeFoor said.

    Critics noted that schools have built up significant reserve funds for years while increasing taxes.

    “School districts are flush with cash even as they promulgate a narrative of underfunding,” Nathan Benefield, senior vice president of the Commonwealth Foundation, said in a press release. “Many districts have been stockpiling taxpayer funds for years—increasing their reserve funds far above what’s necessary for a rainy day.”

    Since 2012, the 500 school districts across Pennsylvania have seen their reserve funds increase by almost 33% to $5.3 billion, Benefield noted, along with $3.6 billion in federal pandemic aid.

    “The audit confirms that many school districts are not only adequately, but excessively funded,” Benefield said. “The state should move to protect Pennsylvania taxpayers from unnecessary tax increases and direct funding towards students—including those seeking alternatives to their neighborhood school. Families, not school buildings, need more resources.”


  17. Now I feel even better, having fulfilled my last planned activity from yesterday. I picked up a bottle of Rumchata for my neighbor’s wife but forgot to get the thank you card. So I went on-line and printed a free card template, then typed up my own little note of thanks in fancy script, cut it to size (2.5″ square), and glued it inside, for my own handmade thank you note. I used the point of a screw to poke a hole thru the top-left corner and threaded some embroidery thread thru it, then tied it around the top of the bottle. Just delivered it to their inside back door on their patio. Done!

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  18. My creation – the original chain was much more flimsy that what I used; the bungees are just holding the top down – that protects it from the rain and the squirrels can’t reach in from the top. It flopped around and tipped back and forth in the wind all the time – now it’s pulled down tight. Both chains are zip-tied top and bottom to the frame; the chains run thru the spring link, which is thru the screw eye. I couldn’t screw that one in all the way because the wood was cracking but it’s in there good enough. You can see at the bottom where the feeder is bent from the last time the squirrels knocked it down.

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  19. I’m wondering if a leftist using the phrase “threat to national security” triggers some sort of protocol for a distraction or a ff event?
    omar saying if she’s kicked off her foreign affairs committee it will be a threat to national security. schiff claiming if he’s kicked off intel committee–again–threat to national security.

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  20. PA throws criminals in jail without bail–they were previously released in Chicago for similar crimes
    Pennsylvania has shown authorities in the Windy City how it’s done by throwing the book at a criminal gang of three Chicago men.

    The crooks had traveled from Chicago to Pittsburgh, PA, and stole $200,000 worth of catalytic converters.

    Unlike in Chicago, the suspects have been thrown in jail and are being held without bond, putting an end to their crime spree.

    The three suspects, Christian Buie, 31; Antonio D. Johnson, 42; and Harold T. Wade, 29, are being held without bail on charges of corrupt organizations, conspiracy, theft, and related offenses.

    The men, who Chicago police said are members of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang, targeted car dealerships rather than hit cars parked on the streets as is their usual MO.

    According to Yahoo:

    “The catalytic converter thieves hit in early December at Jim Shorkey auto dealerships in North Huntingdon and North Union, Fayette County, police said.

    “There were a total of 35 catalytic converters taken from Mitsubishi Outlanders at both locations — two were left behind on the ground — causing $124,000 in damage.

    “Around the same time, Moon police were investigating the thefts of $20,000 worth of catalytic converters from tow trucks. They identified a suspect vehicle as a Porsche Panamera, according to court papers.”

    Here is where the story takes a tragic turn. In 2015 they were busted stealing 24 catalytic converters in Chicago.

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  21. “An open offer to Damar Hamlin: A free second opinion? I’d like to offer you a free second opinion from some of the world’s top doctors. I will pay all the costs out of my own pocket. You are free to ignore the advice if you think it’s wrong.”

    Steve Kirsch
    13 min ago


    “Dear Damar,

    We are all so thrilled that you have made such a remarkable recovery from your injury! However, it appears that the cause of your injury has not yet been determined by your doctors. I find this very troubling. There is a small possibility that you are vaccine-injured. I know it is remote, but it’s very important we rule that out. Because if you are vaccine injured, it’s important that you are treated as soon as possible to mitigate permanent damage.

    Unfortunately, most medical professionals are not aware of the harms caused by the COVID vaccines and how best to treat them. This is because governments are choosing not to disclose the data needed to show that the vaccines are causing harm. Nor are most doctors aware of how you can be tested to rule out a COVID vaccine injury.

    I have a team of doctors who can test you to determine whether or not you might be vaccine injured and advise on the best course of treatment in the event you are injured. I will pay all the costs. So it’s a free second opinion from a world-class medical team who will fly at my expense to meet with you.

    Let me know if you are interested. You can just DM me on Twitter.



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  22. ‘We are in free fall’ – Ukraine war leaves Germany and other NATO nations facing critical shortage of arms and ammunition — “It has been said over the past few months that we are only partially ready to defend ourselves — if we are ready at all”

    January 26, 2023
    editor: REMIX NEWS author: MAGYAR HÍRLAP

    ENTIRE ARTICLE: “Support for Ukraine has created a serious shortage of arms and ammunition in NATO member states, according to Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance’s secretary general. At the same time, the head of the Bundeswehr, André Wüstner, has said that Germany is in “free fall” in terms of its defense capabilities.

    “Our support to Ukraine has exhausted NATO’s stockpiles of arms and ammunition,” the NATO Secretary General told Die Welt. According to Jens Stoltenberg, the massive support that the alliance’s member states have given and are giving to Kyiv is right and necessary, “but of course, we have to replenish our stocks, if only to be able to continue to provide assistance.”

    Wüstner said the same about the German Army. The German delivery of Leopard-2 tanks is “good for Ukraine on the one hand but bad for the Bundeswehr’s operational readiness on the other,” he told ZDF’s Morgenmagazin program on Wednesday.

    (Bundeswehr chief André Wüstner is sounding the alarm about a critical shortfall in arms and ammunition.)

    “If we want not only to support Ukraine but also to be able to defend ourselves again, the government must strengthen the military industry, otherwise the coming years will be characterized by austerity,” said Wüstner. He added: “We must not believe that the war in Ukraine will be over in two or three months and that the tanks promised by Germany will be delivered one by one.”

    “It has been said over the past few months that we are only partially ready to defend ourselves — if we are ready at all,” he said, adding that “the truth is that we have been providing arms and ammunition continuously since February. We are in free fall in terms of our own ability to defend ourselves, and we don’t see a breakout point.”

    Politicians bear responsibility not only for supporting Ukraine against the Russian offensive but also for the defense of Germany and the Western alliance, Wüstner said.”

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    1. this is the end game.
      leave us vulnerable so we cannot hold off attack by a hostile nation. which means all this $$ and weapons sent to ukraine is treasonous imo

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        1. agreed…but leaving the country vulnerable to attack and conquer? even the most brainwashed liberal has to see that as treasonous. and it’s NOT just one side or the other–its the uniparty

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  23. “The death records show the COVID vaccines are shortening lifespan worldwide
    This is why they are hiding them from public view. All they need to do is show the age, date died, and date of last COVID vax. It would end the COVID vax program worldwide instantly.

    Steve Kirsch
    52 min ago
    excerpt: “Executive summary — Any state governor or the head of any country in the world could bring an immediate halt to the COVID vaccine program for all ages if they published the age, date died, and date of last COVID vax (if any) for all people who died since the vaccine became available in their state/country. All they have to do is match up the death certificate with the date of last COVID vaccination. It’s not hard.

    But nobody will do that. It’s because they all know it would show that people were more likely to die after they got the shot which is the exact opposite of what is expected (due to the healthy patient bias). Any surgeon general of a state could do this as well. They are all afraid. Because I know what they will find. And so do they. That’s why they aren’t doing it.

    Introduction — why are they hiding the data? All we need from any state in the US, or any country anywhere in the world is a spreadsheet of everyone who died after 2021 with:

    Age at time of death
    Date of death
    Date of last COVID vaccination

    That’s it. You just do a join on two different tables: the death records and the vaccination records. Nobody wants to produce that including the CDC. And I know why too. It’s because it will show very clearly that the COVID vaccines are shortening lifespans. That’s why nobody will release the data. It is NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. There isn’t a single honest leader anywhere in the world.

    And I’d be delighted to be proven wrong on that one!

    How do I know this….”

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  24. GOTTA LOVE IT…the PENCIL ACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy blocked Adam Schiff from sitting on the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced legislation Thursday that would call on the House to vote on if Schiff should be banned from accessing and viewing any and all classified information.

    The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, which is titled the PENCIL Act after former President Donald Trump’s nickname of Schiff, “Pencil-Neck.” PENCIL stands for “Preventing Extreme Negligence with Classified Information Licenses” Resolution.

    “Congressman Adam Schiff led the effort for years to weaponize lies from the Clinton campaign and a corrupt Department of Justice to smear President Trump while destroying any trust the country had left in America’s intelligence agencies” Gaetz told the Caller before introducing the legislation.

    “Speaker McCarthy kept his promise to remove Rep. Schiff from the Intelligence Committee, and with the PENCIL Resolution, we will express the sense of Congress that he should be barred from accessing any classified information at all. He can no longer be trusted by his colleagues in Congress or the American people,” Gaetz added.


    1. In truth, I think this is a bit much – POS those he is, he was elected by his constituents and using a derogatory nickname for an elected representative on a piece of permanent legislation is just childish, very unprofessional, and totally unnecessary. This is where it becomes, IMO, a matter of lowering yourself to his level.

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      1. I have no problem with this.
        the patriot act was anything BUT.
        and as far as being “elected” can we be sure of that these days…LOL


  25. SparrowHawk
    January 26, 2023 4:13 pm

    She’s not buying what they selling.

    The reason that Pfizer can “mutate the virus” without legal worries: COVID is a Defense Dept operation.
    The whole thing.

    The Pentagon just gave more grant money to EcoHealth Alliance.


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  26. TheseTruths
    January 26, 2023 15:56

    JUST IN: Former NFL Player Jessie Lemonier Dies Suddenly at 25
    He played for the Detroit Lions. “The details surrounding his death have not been made public.” It could be any number of things, so we’ll see. May he RIP.

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  27. The New American » Politics »
    “Another Win for the Second Amendment, This Time in Tennessee”
    by Bob Adelmann January 26, 2023

    EXCERPT: “When Tennessee legislators ended the requirement for most adults to get permission to carry a concealed handgun in 2021, they neatly excluded anyone between the ages of 18 and 21. Three such people, with the legal assistance of the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), filed suit. Claiming their rights were being violated under the Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), they stated:

    ‘This is an action to uphold the right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. This right “guarantee(s) the individual right to possess and carry” firearms.’

    They further claimed their rights were being violated under the high court’s ruling in 2010’s McDonald v. City of Chicago, which confirmed that the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment are “among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty.” The complaint argued that at 18 years of age a citizen of Tennessee is considered an adult “for almost all purposes … yet the state bans such persons from carrying a loaded handgun in public for self-defense.”

    While never specifically mentioning the ruling by the high court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen, the complaint took special pains to remind the district court where the complaint was filed that any “government must … justify its regulation by demonstrating that it is consistent with the Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.”
    The takeaway here is the growing influence of the Bruen decision in restoring full constitutional rights to American citizens that have been deliberately eroded over time by anti-gun politicians and judges. As Jake Fogleman, writing for The Reload, noted: “The [agreed] order adds to the growing list of legal decisions finding special restrictions on the gun rights of otherwise law-abiding adults under 21 to violate the Second Amendment.”

    In December the state of Texas withdrew its attempt to ban the carrying of handguns by adults under the age of 21, and in January an Illinois judge issued a temporary restraining order against the state’s ban on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines.

    The Bruen decision is keeping the lawyers at the Firearms Policy Coalition very busy: They have filed suit in Oregon over its gun control law and in Delaware over its “assault weapons” ban, and are participating in more than 70 similar cases across the country.

    All of this emanates from the actions of the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, who kept his promise to nominate “originalists” to the Supreme Court. The reverberations flowing from his promise kept are continuing and accelerating in the long war against the private ownership of firearms in a constitutional republic.”

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