Grey Towers National Historic Site

Grey Towers National Historic Site, also known as Gifford Pinchot House or The Pinchot Institute, is located just off US 6 west of Milford, Pennsylvania, in Dingman Township. It is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first director of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and twice elected governor of Pennsylvania.

The house, built in the style of a French château to reflect the Pinchot family’s French origins, was designed by Richard Morris Hunt with some later work by H. Edwards Ficken. Situated on the hills above Milford, it overlooks the Delaware River. Pinchot grew up there and returned during the summers when his later life took him to Washington and Harrisburg. His wife, Cornelia Bryce Pinchot, made substantial changes to the interior of the home and gardens, in collaboration with several different architects, during that time.

In 1963 his family donated it and the surrounding 102 acres to the Forest Service; it is the only U.S. National Historic Site managed by that agency. Three years later the Department of the Interior designated it a National Historic Landmark. Today it is open to the public for tours and hiking on its trails; it is also home to the Pinchot Institute, which carries on his work in conservation.

Building and grounds

The mansion itself is a three-story L-shaped fieldstone chateau. Conical roofed towers at three of the corners give the property its name. A service wing juts out from the fourth corner. As originally built, it contained 43 rooms, with the first floor featuring a large entrance hall, billiard room, dining room, library and sitting room. Bedrooms were located on the second floor, with more on the third floor plus storage spaces and children’s playrooms.

The house boasts a number of outbuildings. On the 303 acres of the combined parcels that made up the original estate, there are 48 total buildings, structures and sites, all but eight of which are considered contributing to its historic value. These include nearby cottages known as the Letter and Bait Boxes, a unique outdoor dining facility called the Finger Bowl, a Forester’s Cottage used as a residence by the Pinchot descendants, an open-air theater, the former Yale School of Forestry’s summer school, and a white pine plantation established by Gifford Pinchot.

The Finger Bowl

In the early 1930s, Cornelia Pinchot hired William Lawrence Bottomley to create a unique addition known as the Finger Bowl, an outdoor dining area consisting of a raised pool surrounded by a flat ledge. Chairs were pulled up to the ledge and food was served from bowls floating on the water. It was sheltered by a wisteria-covered arbor supported by 12 stone piers. In the late 1930s, Gifford Pinchot started the White Pine Plantation to reforest some old farmland near the mansion. He was particularly interested in that species since it was the dominant tree in the forests of Pike County and had been heavily harvested during the previous century.

Forest Service

After his mother died in 1960, Gifford Bryce Pinchot donated the building to the Forest Service, as the family had planned. The agency intended to use the house as a conference center, and had to replace some interior walls that had suffered insect and water damage. Various other rooms in the wing and second floor were converted to storage or office use, and the swimming pool was filled in, in 1979, when it became a safety and maintenance problem. A parking lot was built to the northwest.

The Pinchot Institute, which also has a role in administering the site, was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy on September 24, 1963. That same year Grey Towers was one of the first sites declared a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior.

In 1980, the USFS realized how much its renovations had damaged an architecturally significant structure and began trying to undo some of the changes it had made. It developed a plan to restore the house and estate to a condition similar to the way it had been in Pinchot’s era, in consultation with the Park Service’s Harper’s Ferry Center, and hired staff with expertise in landscape and architecture. After a brief closing for this renovation, it reopened on August 11, 2001, Gifford Pinchot’s birthday. The state of Pennsylvania’s Department of Natural Resources also made a $2 million grant available for renovations to the entrance, entry road and parking facilities. In 2007 the USFS restored the swimming pool.

128 thoughts on “Grey Towers National Historic Site

    1. Good morning! Only got down to -3 last night – I’m just hoping for sunshine – at least it makes me think it’s warmer than it is! What a gorgeous building but I do have to say…..those dark patterned wall treatments really turn me off – especially the dark red and white…..I’m not a fan of patterned wallpaper anyway but that…..yuck!

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  3. Citizen 817
    January 31, 2023 12:27 am


    I am continuing my fight against the corrupt, dishonest, and deranged Fake News Media by filing this lawsuit against a man whose image is far different from the fact, Bob Woodward, his publisher Simon & Schuster, and their parent company, Paramount Global, for misappropriating, manipulating, and wrongfully profiting from my Voice….

    ….Woodward and his corporate bosses not only tried to profiteer from doctoring tapes, which were only to be used for the “written word,” namely help in accuracy for his book. This was an open and blatant attempt to make me look as bad as possible. They have instead been exposed for the liars and forgers that they are. I will always champion TRUTH and battle against the evil forces of disinformation and Fake News!

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  4. Cindy Williams passed away. RIP
    we just finished watching the entire Laverne & Shirley series.
    she left in the last season because she got pregnant and they couldn’t work out a schedule that she was comfortable with. the show with just Laverne was not getting great ratings so they canceled it.
    it was a fun show…sigh.
    they don’t make them like that anymore

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    1. I watched that now and then but not on a regular basis. Oh, the shows today are soooooo bad compared to what used to be on TV. I don’t watch any serials any more – and the older ones that I recorded and enjoyed so much are disappearing one after the other from the line-up.

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  5. why would they want to leave? you’re giving them a hotel room, 3 meals a day, free laundry service, a place to hook up, a place to do drugs and someone cleans up after them. they’re living like freaking kings.
    you wanna send them to a SHELTER? heaven forbid!
    SEND THE INGRATES BACK HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #NYC Watson Hotel
    Dozens of #migrant are refusing to leave the hotel and go to the new shelter the @NYCMayor set up for them . The migrants state that the shelter looks like an ICE detention center. With the aid of activists, they set up camp in front of the Watson hotel

    — Viral News NY (@ViralNewsNYC) January 30, 2023

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  6. feel good story of the day! (it’s not supposed to be, but it made me SMILE IMMENSELY!!!)
    college removes benefactor’s name because he once owned slaves (they say). now the family wants all the money the benefactor donated back WITH INTEREST because it wouldn’t be ethical for them to keep it…LOL
    entire story

    If your name isn’t good enough for a college, is your money? Such a question has been raised over a now-deleted donator in Virginia.

    The situation dates back to 1846, when a man named Thomas C. Williams attended Richmond College. In the 1880s, he served as a trustee.

    More from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

    After his death, his family made a gift to [the college] that helped establish the law school. When Richmond College became the University of Richmond in 1920, it began referring to the law school as the T.C. Williams School of Law.

    That was then, this is now. In September of 2022, the University of Richmond board voted unanimously to change the name to the University of Richmond School of Law.

    At the time, President Kevin Hallock and the board issued a letter:

    We recognize that some may be disappointed or disagree with this decision. We also recognize the role the Williams family has played here and respect the full and complete history of the institution.

    He may have played an important part, but according to tax records, T.C.’s successful tobacco business owned 25 to 40 slaves.

    Six months before T.C.’s booting, half a dozen campus buildings were re-labeled. Gone were references to those who’d possessed slaves — including Robert Ryland, the school’s first president in 1840.

    On March 26th, a new policy was instated:

    No building, program, professorship, or other entity at the University should be named for a person who directly engaged in the trafficking and/or enslavement of others or openly advocated for the enslavement of people.

    Out with the old, in with the new. But T.C.’s family wants their man’s old money back: If he’s unworthy of recognition for his efforts, they figure, his cash should be no good as well.

    T.C.’s great-great-grandson explained in a letter to the president.

    “If suddenly his name is not good enough for the University, then isn’t the proper ethical and, indeed, virtuous action to return the benefactor’s money with interest? … [I]s it not a form of fraud to induce money from a benefactor, and then discredit the benefactor after he is long dead? Surely the Williams family would not have given a penny to the University knowing that the University would later dishonor the family.”

    It was a might more than a penny; Rob has done the math:

    “At a six-percent compounded interest over 132 years, [T.C.’s] gift to the law school alone is now valued at over $51 million, and this does not include many other substantial gifts from my family to the University.”

    Bottom line:

    “The ethical and virtuous decision is clear. Return the money.”

    Rob told The College Fix his family has sent President Kevin “20 (unreturned) emails asking for the evidence” regarding their ancestor’s slavery connection.

    Furthermore, Rob’s October 11th letter indicates the family may have assisted minorities during a pivotal time:

    “[T.C.] hired thousands of workers, many were blacks and women. Productive work and industry is the only thing that lifts people out of poverty. The Williams family gave away all of their immense wealth, most of it was anonymous… Many Richmond institutions are the result of their goodwill and generosity.”

    Perhaps similar things could be said of departed others ejected from prominent places. Even so, name removal has titanically taken hold:

    William Peace University Votes to Cancel William Peace — but It’s Still Called William Peace University

    George Washington University Decolonizes Itself by Displacing Its Mascot

    Woke Fail: University Evicts a Slaveholder’s Statue, Still Puts His Name on Every T-Shirt

    Salute to Self-Awareness: Washington Post Publishes a Denouncement of George Washington’s ‘Racist’ Name

    A Ghost Reminds Six Students of a KKK Equestrian, and That Alone May Unsaddle a $100,000 Statue

    Article at Biden’s Alma Mater Cancels Abe Lincoln — a Racist Executioner

    Back to the University of Richmond and T.C. Williams, it may surprise some people that the demand of a refund hasn’t been made in many other instances. Could we be headed toward more? Maybe.

    Meanwhile, Rob thinks the University and its president need to look inward:

    “The University itself participated in slavery! Using your Orwellian logic, then shouldn’t the University have to change its name? … Using your T.C. Williams logic, then don’t you have to resign since you preside over a school that participated in slavery?”


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  7. Is the FDA “doubling down” on a failed strategy?
    “We’re using a poor man’s immune correlates of protection”

    Robert W Malone MD, MS
    39 min ago

    By Maryanne Demasi, PhD

    EXCERPT: “Last Thursday, the FDA convened its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) to discuss the future of covid vaccines. The panel voted 21 to 0 in favor of moving towards a more simplified vaccine schedule – an annual shot which would be updated as new variants emerge – much like the annual flu shot.

    Despite the unanimous vote, VRBPAC members did raise concerns about knowledge gaps and questioned the need to boost everyone, as well as the futility of chasing rapidly mutating viruses. But it all fizzled out quickly, and the FDA promised to reconvene in May or June to discuss the data further.

    That said, I had some interesting observations of my own.

    Still no correlate of protection — We are three years into the pandemic, and the FDA has still not established a “correlate of protection” for the vaccines. Eight COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations (EUAs)* have been granted, based on their ability to induce “neutralizing antibodies,” a surrogate marker of protection. The idea is, the more antibodies you produce, the better you are protected.

    Except, neutralizing antibodies do not predict the degree to which someone is protected from infection… and the FDA knows it.

    Ofer Levy, VRBPAC member and Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital first voiced his concern at the April 6, 2022 meeting. “We’re at risk of doubling down on a failed strategy,” said Levy as the committee discussed a framework for offering annual covid shots for Americans. Where is the federal effort to coordinate all of that to develop a public repository around the correlate of protection, and to make sure we have the best available data for the immunogenicity when we make those decisions?”

    The FDA’s top vaccine official, Peter Marks, agreed with Levy. “There is not a clear, perfect, immune correlate of protection” admitted Marks, “We’re using poor man’s immune correlates of protection here — or poor person’s immune correlates of protection with antibody levels.”

    In Dec 2022, Peter Marks reiterated these concerns in an article published in JAMA. He and his co-authors wrote:

    “Therefore, unless correlates of protection that are strongly associated with duration of protection against COVID-19 can be identified, it is likely that rather than relying on immunobridging to infer vaccine effectiveness, large randomized clinical trials similar to the initial trials of the currently authorized or licensed vaccines for COVID-19 will be required to ascertain the effectiveness of these new vaccines.”

    But fast forward to this latest meeting, and it becomes clear that we’re all still in the dark.”

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  8. “New Study: How Ivermectin Kills Prostate Cancer Cells” — I was doing the background research for my lecture on Prostate Cancer in my IPAK-EDU Course, The Biology of Cancer, looking for treatments that enhance genomic instability – and Guess What?

    James Lyons-Weiler
    3 hr ago

    EXCERPT: “I spent the first semester of my course, The Biology of Cancer, reviewing all of the aspects of The Hallmarks of Cancer. This morning, firing up Pubmed to continue preparing my lecture prostate cancer, I found this gem of a study, which happens to be a collaboration between my former employer, The University of Pittsburgh, and Southern Medical University-Guangzhou. I don’t know the authors:

    Title: Integrated analysis reveals FOXA1 and Ku70/Ku80 as targets of ivermectin in prostate cancer

    The authors exposed various prostate cancer cells lines to Ivermectin and found that ivermectin binds to two proteins: FOXA1 and Ku70/Ku80. This leads to the inhibition of androgen receptor (AR), E2F1 expression, and DNA damage repair activity. The cells stopped dividing (G0/G1 cell cycle arrest), experience extensive DNA damage, and die.

    A retrospective study of the rates of cancer and rates of death from cancer among unvaccinated people who prophylactically used Ivermectin over a long period of time vs those who did not is in order.

    Study Abstract:”

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    “Judicial Watch: Lawsuit Forces Release of Justice Department Records on Raid on Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe’s Home”

    ENTIRE ARTICLE: “(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it received 11 pages of heavily redacted records from the U.S Department of Justice concerning communications of The New York Times to officials in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), showing the Times was tipped off about the November 6, 2021, FBI raids on the homes of Project Veritas founder/CEO James O’Keefe and then-Project Veritas journalists.

    Seven pages of records are redacted in large part and three pages withheld entirely, which the agency claims are “not part of the responsive record.”

    The records were produced in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed in September 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the agency failed to respond to a March 29, 2022, FOIA request (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No.1:22-cv-02652)). The Judicial Watch lawsuit seeks all records of government and non-government communications between officials in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York and representatives of the New York Times regarding Project Veritas, James O’Keefe, Ashley Biden and others.

    The records reveal that the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of New York was in contact with New York Times reporters, including William K. Rashbaum (referred to in the email chains as “Willy”) and Ben Protess, before, during, and after the raids on the homes of O’Keefe and then-Project Veritas reporters.

    The records include a November 4, 2021, email chain labeled “Search in Mamaroneck re [redacted] diary?”, from James Margolin, former Chief Public Information Officer of SDNY to Nicholas Biase, former senior public affairs office for SDNY, and an individual whose name is redacted. Margolin states that “Willy” from the Times has information about the search warrants and investigation seemingly about Ashley Biden’s diary:

    Willy Rashbaum from the Times just called and says they know or believe that a search warrant is being conducted in Mamaroneck this morning at a location that is either the residence of Eric Cochrane (sp?) — who may or may not be a whistle-blower — or a Project Veritas office. He believes this is in connection with a Florida investigation into whether Project Veritas stole, or purchased a stolen, diary belonging to [redacted].

    Margolin later includes redacted details about “two searches” regarding the homes of James O’Keefe and then-Project Veritas journalist Spencer Meads. Margolin later states: “Times now believes it’s not ‘a Florida investigation’ but an SDNY investigation, ‘and it involves more than just the diary’ (no elaboration on that).”

    In a November 6, 2021, email with the subject line ““Re: O’Keefe (arrest?)” from Margolin to Biase and others, Margolin states, “The Times hears O’Keefe was arrested this morning.” The rest of the body of the email is redacted as “not part of the responsive record.”

    In response Biase thanks Margolin and writes: “The Times has his neighbor on record (who they suspect may not be entirely truthful) saying that FBI were banging on O’Keefe’s door with guns (or at least one agent with a gun) drawn.”

    On November 24, 2021, Margolin emails a redacted individual and Biase with the subject line “Veritas,” stating that “Willy” (William K. Rashbaum of Times) informed Margolin the Times was doing another story about Project Veritas, and “they’re pretty certain subpoenas went to [redacted].” Margolin explains that Willy asked him for “a wave-off if” the information was wrong, adding “I [Margolin] made no promises.”

    Biase writes on November 30, 2021, in the heavily redacted email chain that Biase had spoken with NYTreporters “Willy” and Ben Protess, and “neither mentioned it. Maybe Jim?” The rest of the body of the email is redacted as “not part of the responsive record.”

    “The New York Times was obviously tipped off about the unprecedented raid on the home of James O’Keefe and other Project Veritas journalists. And these new Justice Department records raise more questions than answers about how that happened,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

    Judicial Watch has actively investigated and litigated FOIA requests to gather information concerning the government’s treatment of Project Veritas.

    In April 2022, Judicial Watch filed three FOIA lawsuits against DOJ and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for communications about Project Veritas among Pfizer, the New York Times and other outside groups.”

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    R Green
    January 31, 2023 9:42 am

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘Set phone up so I can spy on you showering.’ Hunter Biden threatened to withhold cash-strapped assistant’s pay if she didn’t FaceTime him naked, texts show – as it’s revealed she’s the FOURTH employee with whom he had a sexual relationship

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  11. Pics @ link below:

    1) President Trump stopped for ice cream in South Carolina and prayed with a woman at the restaurant. -Could never happen with Rutabaga. You’d have to cast out all the demons before you could pray with him.

    2) Speaking of South Carolina, Nikki (Nik Knack) Haley will launch a presidential run against President Trump. This has crash and burn written all over it.

    3) President Trump warns we are on the brink of a world war and says he would have a peace deal in 24 hours, which he probably would. A simple two-step process: Ukes, you ain’t gettin’ any more money. Russkies? You ain’t gettin’ any more land.

    4) Trump’s new education policy is loaded with culture war proposals. -Good.

    5) Despite local concerns, illegals will soon be moving into Chicago’s Woodlawn. Awwwww. Too bad. -From the article: “You kind of have to be a little bit gullible to believe that they’re actually going to do their job and serve the migrant communities when they’re not even serving the current community that is here.” -Psst. Dude. They ain’t “migrant communities.” They’re illegal invaders.

    6) Speaking of illegals, now they’re coming from Canada (743% increase) cuz it’s easier entry than Me-hee-co.

    7) That didn’t take long: a New House Intel panel member calls for a probe into our enemies’ control of the U.S. supply chain.

    8) A pediatric group has been ordered to provide Florida documents on why it supports sex changes for kids.

    9) A Memphis man, Tyre Nichols, was beaten by police and tazed, then leaned up against a police car without medical help for several minutes while paramedics looked on. He died of injuries days later. (All police involved in the beating were black, as was the suspect).

    10) Here are two articles in my Twit thread about the same subject: teachers keeping transoid transitions from parents. A major battle is shaping up, and it cannot be fought at the school board level. It must involve teacher hiring.”


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  12. SunnyFlower5
    January 31, 2023 9:39 am

    Actually, they have plenty. DeSantis Congressional record is awful. Desantis supported globalist trade deals like TPP, backed war mongering around the globe from Ukraine to regime change, and wanted to cut Social Security & Medicare for old folks. Desantis won’t challenge Trump.


    Actually, they have plenty. DeSantis Congressional record is awful. Desantis supported globalist trade deals like TPP, backed war mongering around the globe from Ukraine to regime change, and wanted to cut Social Security & Medicare for old folks. Desantis won’t challenge Trump.

    — Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) January 30, 2023

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    1. I can actually see the globalists eventually asking ron the rescuer to not press it at this time. IF REALPOTUS gets reelected, they will need a back up to return the US to the globalist’s agenda–ron can hang in the wings till then…

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  13. “Bill Gates secured hundreds of millions in profits from mRNA stock sales before suddenly changing tune on vaccine technology — Once an mRNA evangelist, Gates now dismisses the technology as inferior, after banking a 15x return on investment.”

    Jordan Schachtel
    20 min ago

    EXCERPT: “Bill Gates secured hundreds of millions of dollars in profits from his foundation’s impeccably timed investment in BioNTech — the Pfizer partner for its mRNA Covid shots — before dramatically reversing course and proceeding to openly cast doubt on the whole of mRNA technology. In reviewing SEC filings, The Dossier has found that the Gates Foundation’s holdings in BioNTech went from 1,038,674 shares to 148,674 shares over the course of the third quarter of 2021, downsizing the Gates position in the mRNA vaccine manufacturer by 86 percent of shares held.

    As you can see below, Gates just so happened to time the market perfectly, selling the shares during BioNtech’s best performing quarter.

    In September of 2019, just months before Covid hysteria made its way through the world, The Gates Foundation secured its shares in the Pfizer vaccine partner through a pre-IPO equity deal with an agreed upon purchase price of $18.10 per share. With an average sale price of around $300 per share in Q3 of 2021, this means that the Gates Foundation banked roughly $260 million in cash from the sale, with $242 million being untaxed profit, given that the money was invested through the foundation. And that doesn’t account for the additional 2 million shares that the Gates Foundation sold prior to that from its original pre-IPO equity investment. In the Q3 2021 sale, the Gates Foundation secured a return of over 15 times more than its initial investment.
    In November of 2021, Gates, after dumping 86 percent of his BioNTech bag, shockingly declared that “we need a new way of doing the vaccines.”

    “We didn’t have vaccines that block transmission,” Gates said, contradicting all of his previous interviews in which he continuously claimed the shots were safe and significantly block transmission. “We got vaccines that help you with your health, but they only slightly reduce the transmission,” he added.”

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  14. NIMBY
    entire article
    Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha, are against the idea of a low-income housing development near their $30 million mansion in Atherton, California. The Currys oppose the development so strongly that they wrote a letter to the town voicing concerns about their privacy and safety if the development is pushed forward.

    The town of Atherton has opted to upzone a 1.5-acre lot with the property owner planning to develop up to 16 three-story townhomes. The townhomes would be “looming directly behind us,” according to the Currys.

    “We hesitate to add to the ‘not in our backyard’ (literally) rhetoric, but we wanted to send a note before today’s meeting. Safety and privacy for us and our kids continues to be our top priority and one of the biggest reasons we chose Atherton as home,” the Curry’s letter read in part.

    The Currys also stated in their letter that if the project is to move forward they ask the town to build taller fencing and landscaping to block sight lines into their property.

    I’m no housing developer or councilman, but this entire situation sounds like nothing but a headline-grabber involving a liberal California town council wanting others to know they have affordable housing in mind, and that they’ve made an effort, but nothing will actually come of it.

    Atherton was ranked as the most expensive zip code in the United States a year ago, according to Forbes, with its land being worth about $8 million per acre according to a councilman.

    Atherton City Council will vote on the final plan on January 31, and it’s a safe bet it will not be passed. The town accomplished its goal, however, by not only letting people know it has low-income families ‘in mind’ but even got the Currys involved.

    As for the Currys, their opposition to affordable housing near their $30 million mansion in the most expensive zip code in America is rich in its own right. It’s even richer when you think back to the family publically endorsing Joe Biden for President in 2020 and Ayesha publically talking about the “racial inequality” and “social injustices” in our country.

    Those “social injustices” just can’t be resolved too close to her backyard in the form of a housing development.

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  15. WTH??? ultra maggot’s admin think they can declare a public health emergency over ABORTION?
    President Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering declaring a public health emergency to promote abortion access, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra told Axios Monday.

    The HHS believes it has the authority to declare a public emergency, but it is only one of many options on the table, according to Becerra, who argued there was an ongoing “reproductive health crisis” since Roe v. Wade was overturned. The agency has not completed a full assessment on a declaration, its conditions and whether it’s merited, he told Axios. (RELATED: Dems Melt Down Over Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions)

    “There are discussions on a wide range of measures … that we can take to try to protect people’s rights,” he said. “There are certain criteria that you look for to be able to declare a public health emergency. That’s typically done by scientists and those that are professionals in those fields who will tell us whether we are in a state of emergency and based on that, I have the ability to make a declaration.”

    The declaration could potentially shield abortion providers from liability and block the enforcement of some aspects of state abortion restrictions, according to Temple University professor Rachel Rebouche. It could also result in funding being allocated to women traveling out of state for abortions, Mary Ziegler, a law professor at the University of California, Davis, told Axios.

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  17. …sigh…yet another one…

    “UK: Failed asylum seeker murdered pensioner who took him in — The frail victim had treated her killer like a grandson, providing him with a room, food, and a car, and had attended his graduation in the 9 years he lived with her”

    January 31, 2023
    editor: REMIX NEWS author: THOMAS BROOKE

    ENTIRE ARTICLE: “A failed Iranian asylum seeker will be sentenced on Wednesday after brutally murdering a frail 87-year-old woman who took him into her home in the English county of North Yorkshire. Pensioner Brenda Blainey was found dead in her home in the village of Thornton-le-Dale on Jan. 5 last year.

    On Monday, Leeds Crown Court heard how Iranian national Shahin Darvish-Narenjbon, who has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, strangled her before smashing her head on the kitchen floor of her home, stabbing her in the chest, and slitting her throat.

    Nicholas Lumley, prosecuting, told the court how the frail victim had taken in her killer 9 years prior, back in 2013 when they first met at a restaurant in Leeds. She offered him a room in her home and described their relationship as one of “grandma-grandson.” “She provided him with food and other home comforts as he was studying in Leeds,” said Lumley, who added the victim had also attended Darvish-Narenjbon’s graduation and had provided him with a car.

    The court heard how on Jan. 5, Mrs. Blainey had called the local village shop to place an order when the line went dead. The shopkeeper attempted to return Mrs. Blainey’s call several times to no avail, and when the shopkeeper’s husband went round to check on her, he was met by a police cordon.

    Darvish-Narenjbon himself had called the police, telling authorities he had come downstairs to find his surrogate grandmother in a pool of blood. “I just came downstairs and found my grandmother on the hard floor. She’s got blood everywhere and I don’t know,” the Iranian national told a police call handler.

    The court later heard from a forensic psychiatrist who had made a report after spending time with Darvish-Narenjbon. The failed asylum seeker had spoken of delusions, and it was clear his mental health had significantly deteriorated. The court heard that Darvish-Narenjbon saw a red button on the TV, which he subsequently pressed and received a “license” to harm and kill Brenda Blainey.

    Darvish-Narenjbon was initially charged with murder, which he denied; he later admitted to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, which was accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service. The killer appeared in court via video link from the high-security Ramptom Hospital where he has been held since May last year.

    Prosecuting counsel told the court that Tehran-born Darvish-Narenjbon has resided in the U.K. since he was 15. He had also lived briefly in the United States where he spent time inside a psychiatric unit. The defendant’s permission to remain in the U.K. expired back in 2015. He subsequently applied for asylum, which was turned down, as was his appeal against the Home Office decision.”

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  18. Bubby
    January 31, 2023 1:39 pm

    FTA “According to CBS News, the FBI conducted a previously undisclosed search of the Penn Biden Center back in November. That would be the office where Biden’s classified documents problem started. No one at the White House or the DOJ bothered to mention that until this leak.

    I’d also be remiss to not mention the double standard at the DOJ. Once again, we find out something important months after the fact. Contrast that with the raid on Mar-a-Lago, which was leaked immediately, complete with pictures of documents positioned on a closet floor. Clearly, DOJ officials are far more tight-lipped when it comes to Democrat politicians. Given that, the sources that leaked this better watch their backs because you know the administration is coming for them.”

    Just another reason to get rid of the FBI! The FBI is doing the bidding of the deep state as they get ready to jettison ChiCom Joe so he doesn’t run in 2024. They will let him finish out his illegal term so Kamala doesn’t have to be dealt with! She will return to obscurity from whence she came! The FBI can’t be trusted to do anything in accordance with the law! The trifecta would be to get rid of the DOJ, FBI and the corrupt DC Circuit Court where all the Judges no matter who nominated are corrupt to the core!!!

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