The Roundup: Week Ending October 1, 2022
From Hurricane Ian to Coach Mike Gundy to another mask mandate being removed
The RoundUp collects the most recent news, listens and observations that caught my attention. Here’s a few things that happened.
Hurricane Ian crushed Florida and then barreled into the Carolinas.
Edward Snowden granted full Russian citizenship
Stacey Abrams bizarrely claims babies have no heartbeat in the womb
CDC drops universal masking recommendation for healthcare workers
FDA digs in and refuses transparency regarding deaths related to COVID vaccines
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok's dismissal letter
It’s been 15 years since Coach Mike Gundy went off on journalists
He’s either a hero or a traitor. The surreal thing is that Edward Snowden is almost forgotten in today’s amnesiac state. Almost 10 years ago, he revealed the massive extent of our government’s spying on us. If that doesn’t ring a bell, watch Snowden on Netflix or this documentary on YouTube:
This week it was announced that Russia has granted Snowden full citizenship. After spending nearly a month in a Moscow airport terminal, unable to leave due to the U.S. government revoking his passport, he’s been living in Russia ever since, unable to return home.
Do babies have a heartbeat in the womb?
“Progressive Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is facing fierce backlash after a clip surfaced of her declaring that there is “no such thing” as a fetal heartbeat at six weeks — insisting that is just “manufactured sound” designed to control women’s bodies.”1
Planned Parenthood responded with some historical revisionism on their website, eager to back up Abrams.
“Planned Parenthood changed its website without any acknowledgment of modifications to say that under the five- to six-week mark of pregnancy, "a part of the embryo starts to show cardiac activity. It sounds like a heartbeat on an ultrasound, but it's not a fully-formed heart — it's the earliest stage of the heart developing." The same webpage previously said that "a very basic beating heart and circulatory system develop," per an archive of the page from July.”2
There’s a plethora of evidence to prove Abrams and pro-abortionists wrong:
Healthcare workers can breathe easier now
The CDC quietly updated its masking guidelines for healthcare workers almost two weeks ago. Strange that it didn’t make a stir. I’ve been in several hospitals and doctors’ offices this summer, and I’ve seen everything from doctors in ICU not wearing masks to masks still being required in certain facilities (just this past Tuesday in Little Rock!).
According to the federal health agency, which updated its guidance September 23, the changes were made “to reflect the high levels of vaccine-and infection-induced immunity and the availability of effective treatments and prevention tools.”5
The FDA defies FOIA requests related to vaccine deaths
The Epoch Times has been in a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) battle with the FDA regarding its discoveries of deaths related to the COVID vaccines.
The FDA cited federal law, which enables agencies to withhold information if the agency “reasonably foresees that disclosure would harm an interest protected by an exemption,” with the exemption being “personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.”6
I referenced VAERS in this Roundup, which is the reporting system for vaccine injuries, and this news item circles back to it as well. What’s concerning is that the “interest protected by the exemption” refers to vaccine manufacturers like Pfizer and Moderna. They were exempted from liability for vaccine harms, and now the FDA has denied access to information that they have they could potentially show damaging evidence of mortality that vaccines have caused.
Ouch. What a dismissal letter
If you don’t remember Peter Strzok, go ahead and Google him. He is a former FBI agent who was fired after an investigation revealed highly partisan and questionable text messages with an “associate” related to interference in the 2020 election.
In one particular message, when Page asked if Trump would ever become president, Strzok reportedly replied, “No. No he won't. We'll stop it.”7
He made the news again this week after his dismissal letter back in 2018 was finally published. FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich said then:
"In my 23 years in the FBI, I have not seen a more impactful series of missteps that has called into question the entire organization and more thoroughly damaged the reputation of the organization... “In short, your repeated selfishness has called into question the credibility of the entire FBI."8
Remember Mike Gundy?
He was the Oklahoma State football coach back 15 years ago. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since he uttered the famous, “I’m a man. I’m 40” diatribe against journalists who attacked his quarterback in a newspaper article.
“That’s why I don’t read the newspaper. It’s garbage.”
Stacey Abrams faces backlash for claiming 6-week fetal heartbeat is ‘manufactured sound’ by Emily Crane, New York Post, September 22, 2022
Planned Parenthood changes website after Stacey Abrams's heartbeat comments by Jack Birle, Washington Examiner, September 23, 2022
Ben Johnson, The Daily Signal, September 23, 2022
Grazie Pozo Christie, M.D., Life News, September 28, 2022
CDC Drops Universal Masking Recommendation for Healthcare Workers by Hannah Bleau, Breitbart News, September 27, 2022
FDA Withholding Autopsy Results on People Who Died After Getting COVID-19 Vaccines by Zachary Stieber, The Epoch Times, September 29, 2022
Strzok, Page and the FBI texting scandal explained by Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, August 13, 2018
FBI’s Brutal Draft Letter Firing Disgraced Agent Peter Strzok Revealed by Greg Wilson, The Daily Wire, October 1, 2022