The Roundup: Week Ending October 8, 2022
From IRS agents stealing funds to Hunter Biden to the Supreme Court and censorship
The RoundUp collects the most recent news, listens and observations that caught my attention. Here’s a few things that happened.
Bad news for the IRS
Dr. Martin Kulldorff speaks out and the second anniversary of the Great Barrington Declaration
The Supreme Court takes up government-sponsored censorship
Hunter Biden may be in trouble
CDC takes down travel advisories related to COVID
Elon Musk now says he wants to buy Twitter… again.
IRS theft: It’s like a fireman committing arson…
In the wake of the news that the Biden administration wants to hire 87,000 new IRS agents, we learned this week of mishandling of funds by IRS agents:
Five current or former employees in Tennessee and Mississippi with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have been charged with scamming the federal government of hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds to bankroll extravagant lifestyles.1
Dr. Martin Kulldorff
If you haven’t heard of him, it’s probably because you watch the news. He’s been censored heavily since 2020 due to his views on COVID.
He is a former Professor of medicine at Harvard University (2003-2021, 18 years!). He is a member of the FDA’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee and a former member of the Vaccine Safety Subgroup of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. He is now the Scientific Director at the Brownstone Institute and a founding Fellow at Hillsdale College’s newly formed Academy for Science & Freedom.
Makes sense why he would be censored, right? Nope.
Here’s what he had to say recently:
A shocking realization during the pandemic is the lack of political leaders capable of independent thinking with information from multiple sources. They talk and follow each other. Herd thinking at the highest level. That is dangerous.2
It’s relevant because this week marked the second anniversary of The Great Barrington Declaration of which Kulldorff was a coauthor . Haven’t heard of it either? Again, you may have been watching the “news.”
“It’s the two year anniversary of the Great Barrington Declaration, which will go down in history as one of the most important documents of the COVID pandemic.”3
Ian Miller said,
“By trying to protect everyone, we protected no one and hurt others in the process. The Great Barrington Declaration tried to fix that. Had society listened, we’d be much better off now. Instead, we can only lament that fewer people realized that they were right then, right later, and right now.”4
SCOTUS: Speaking of censorship
The SCOTUS began another session this past week. On the docket is government-sponsored censorship through social media.
Get ready for a Supreme Court showdown, with Clarence Thomas leading the effort to check Silicon Valley’s power… Government is actually calling the shots on what to censor. The Constitution bars government from censoring, so Team Biden has deputized Silicon Valley to do its dirty work. The complicity between the Biden administration and Big Tech should frighten all Americans. It’s like a vise tightening its grip, snuffing out freedom.5
The Epoch Times added:
Altogether, 67 officials or agencies are accused of violating plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights by participating in a “censorship enterprise” through pressuring Big Tech firms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter to take action against users offering alleged misinformation.6
CDC takes down travel advisories
The CDC has taken down its country-by-country COVID-19 travel advisory list.7
The left freaked out earlier this year when billionaire Elon Musk announced that he was buying Twitter. It’s gotten complicated since then. Musk accused Twitter of inflating the number of users by allowing bot accounts, and he demanded to know how many “real” users were on the platform. In the meantime, Twitter’s central office lost its mind, fearing that Musk would allow conservative voices back on the platform that they had banned (Alex Berenson was one who won a lawsuit against Twitter this year and was reinstated.) The deal has been tied up in court since, with Twitter suing Musk and Musk counter-suing.
This week a judge gave Musk until October 28 to finish the deal.
In September, COVID killed 50,000 people…
Question: Which disease or injury now kills more people than Covid?
A) Stomach cancer.
C) Traffic accidents.
The answer is E) All of the above, according to World Health Organization data on the leading causes of death in 2019.
The coronavirus no longer ranks in the top 20 causes of death worldwide, despite very loose rules for attributing deaths to Covid. In September, Sars-Cov-2 will kill fewer than 50,000 people - which may sound like a lot, except that about 5 million people die every month.8
Federal agents believe they have enough evidence to support charging Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, with tax crimes and making a false statement in connection with the purchase of a gun, The Washington Post reported Thursday.9
Five IRS employees stole COVID relief funds to buy Gucci, trips to Las Vegas, Justice Department says by Louis Casiano, Fox Business News, October 4, 2022
Two Years After Experts Criticized Lockdowns And Covid Restrictions, They’ve Been Proven Right by Ian Miller, Outkick, October 5, 2022
47 New Biden Administration Defendants Named in Government–Big Tech Censorship Lawsuit by Zachary Stieber, The Epoch Times, October 7, 2022
Federal agents think they have enough evidence to charge Hunter Biden with tax and gun-buy crimes, report says by Dan Mangan, CNBC, October 6, 2022