‘Dangerous’ Toni Shuppe Responds To Shaprio Threat — Toni Shuppe of AuditTheVotePa mocked Democrat Josh Shapiro’s dire claim of danger that she would become Pennsylvania Secretary of State if Republican Sen. Doug Mastriano were to become governor.
“I’m a mother of three kids,” she said in a PA Real News podcast. “What in the world qualifies me to be the secretary of state of Pennsylvania?”
Leave aside that she has a mechanical engineering degree from Penn State, worked in a nuclear power plant, and started her own business, being a mom is a much better qualification than being a hungry lawyer who worked for Pennsylvania’s largest corporate cronyist.
Or a guy who lived off his parents as opposed to Toni who took care of her dad when he developed cancer.
Seriously, would you trust John Fettergirlyman to work in a nuclear power plant?
It would be real life Homer Simpson.
Toni has just one question for Shapiro in response to his Tweet about her being “dangerous”: “I just want to know from Josh Shapiro what’s so bad about a transparent election?”
Toni said that AuditTheVote did canvassing in 12 counties.
“I personally went and knocked doors with my volunteers in five different counties. In every one there were issues. Every one I would knock a door and there were more people registered to vote than actually lived there. In some cases we found people who signed affidavits saying they didn’t vote in 2020 but on record according to the State Department there is a vote assigned to them.”
She said Delaware County had a 59 percent discrepancy rate meaning the occupant said no to either he or she was living in the house at the time of the election, how many were registered at the house or how many voted and compared them to the State Department’s certified results.
She said Allegheny County had a 78 percent discrepancy rate.
She says she has become good friends and allies with vote analyst Seth Keshel.
Toni lives in Beaver County in the Pittsburgh area but travels through the state as she did in Aston on Sept. 1 to raise issues about voting issues and citizen involvement. She does it two or three days a week.
She says she has a great working relationship with Mastriano due to his early support for her efforts but is not part of his campaign and these trips are not campaign stops for him.
“If we’re campaigning for something, it’s just for voter integrity,” she said.
Greenwald Describes Shameless State Of Media That Is Now Media Of The State –Glenn Greenwald who was lionized by the left when he was blasting George W. Bush and the Patriot Act 15 years ago, is now vilified by his former fans when he points out that new boss is the same as the old boss.
The regime of censorship being imposed on the internet – by a consortium of DC Dems, billionaire-funded “disinformation experts,” the US Security State, and liberal employees of media corporations – is dangerously intensifying in ways I believe are not adequately understood, he said.
A series of “crises” have been cynically and aggressively exploited to inexorably restrict the range of permitted views, and expand pretexts for online silencing and deplatforming. Trump’s election, Russiagate, 1/6, COVID and war in Ukraine all fostered new methods of repression, he said.
There’s now an entire new industry, aligned with Dems, to pressure Big Tech to censor. Think tanks and self-proclaimed “disinformation experts” funded by Omidyar, Soros and the US/UK Security State use benign-sounding names to glorify ideological censorship as neutral expertise, he said.
A major myth that must be quickly dismantled: political censorship is not the by-product of autonomous choices of Big Tech companies. This is happening because DC Dems and the US Security State are threatening reprisals if they refuse. They’re explicit: he said.
The worst of all – the most repugnant and despicable – are those calling themselves “journalists” while doing the opposite of what that term implies: they serve rather than challenge power, they deceive rather than inform, they demand censorship rather than free and open inquiry, he said.
State Wants From You — For those who still read once respected newspaper or listen to NPR or watch once respected news shows this quote attributed to Walter Kirn is for you: The only reason to listen is to find out what the state wants from you.
With such a rich history of compromised content, it’s unsurprising that “the newspaper of record” would run a pure puff piece on real estate and investment mogulNicolas Berggruen (net worth: $2.9 billion). The story’s fawning author, Michael Steinberger, who also manages to make himself part of the story, skirts the real story: A billionaire’s push for a vanity project that would sacrifice the last great open space in Los Angeles.
In opposition to the local community, Berggruen plans to plop a George Jetson-looking complex atop a Southern California mountain on a 447-acre holding that is home to rich flora and fauna, and offers respite to Los Angelenos via hard-won open space and public hiking trails. In the more than 3,500-word Times article, Steinberger gave only one line to the controversy: Berggruen “has yet to break ground on the project, which has drawn resistance from nearby residents.”
Architect’s rendering of Berggruen’s proposed SoCal project
Now based in Los Angeles, the Paris-born Berggruen is establishing himself as a philosopher, thinker and benefactor – the gushing Steinberger writes that Nic has been called a “latter-day Medici.” The physical manifestation of the “Philosopher King” and formerly “Homeless Billionaire,” as the Times headed the Steinberger article, is the Berggruen Institute. Created in 2010 with $100 million “to develop foundational ideas about how to reshape political and social institutions,” the Institute currently offices in Downtown Los Angeles in the iconic Bradbury Building.
In 2014, Berggruen purchased property in Los Angeles west of the 405 freeway and north of the Getty Center for $45 million (the NYT piece stated $15 million) to build his mountaintop retreat, which Town & Country described as “devoted to sheltering the world’s elite thinkers in a peaceful yet intellectually fervid sanctuary for reflection and dialogue.” There also are plans for Berggruen’s private quarters. Prior land owner and developer Castle & Cooke had been in a long, litigious battle over the 447 acres with various stakeholders, including area residents, the Canyon Back Alliance, Mountaingate Open Space Maintenance Association (MOSMA) and others. The end result in 2006 was zoning that allowed for 28 individual homes and unrestricted trail access – in other words, not a development such as what Berggruen desires.
Berggruen’s project “is blatantly illegal and cannot be built under existing law,” wrote the Sierra Club’s Santa Monica Taskforce in a seven-page January 2021 letter to the planning department for Los Angeles and to City Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents the disputed area.
Of the 447 acres, the Sierra Club letter outlines that 424 acres of open space and two historic trails are protected from development through conservation easements held by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, a local public agency exercising joint powers of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Conejo Recreation and Park District, and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District.
In January 2018, more than 500 community members attended a meeting at the Skirball Cultural Center, located within the immediate area of the Berggruen development proposal. The audience, largely opposed to the project, listened to a presentation from Berggruen’s people, and opposition arguments. Nic Berggruen did not attend the meeting, nor has he since reached out to community organizations to discuss any compromises, according to an activist close to the issue.
Among concerns about the proposed development are fire. California has become a tinderbox in recent years. In December 2017, the Skirball Fire burned 475 acres, destroyed or damaged 18 structures and forced 46,000 residents to evacuate. The October 2019 Getty Fire burned 745 acres – blackening some of the Berggruen property – destroyed or damaged 25 residences and forced thousands to flee. On its face, building in a high fire zone seems foolhardy.
As the last great open space in Los Angeles, the Berggruen property features wild woodland with ferns, oak trees and sycamores. The natural habitat is home to cougars, coyotes, deer, falcons, great horned owls, raccoons, redtailed hawks and quail, among other animals, who navigate the Santa Monica Mountains. In addition to loss of wildlife habitat, the Berggruen project would bring more light pollution, which impacts the biology and ecology of wild animals. Additionally, the development would eliminate an important animal corridor, including for cougars, under severe pressure in the area. If Berggruen were to gift his land holding to remain as open space, it would continue to benefit area wildlife and help connectthe patchwork of land to support the movement of animals.
Cottontail rabbit in the Santa Monica Mountains
Why Berggruen would continue to want to develop in an area when the community is not receptive seems odd, given he could build his think tank anywhere. For a contemplative, meditative retreat, there is plenty of desert in California! Should he continue with his commitment to build on the 447 acres in L.A., “It’s going to become a hotly controversial issue,” said Eric Edmunds, Chair of the Sierra Club Santa Monica Mountains Task Force and President of the Brentwood Hills Homeowners Association.
Edmunds says he would like to see Berggruen “recognize the enormous public value of this land and cooperate with an agency such as the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to donate the land to remain as wilderness and trails.”
Adds Edmunds, “I have no objection to him developing his project – just not here.”
The group Protect Our Woodlands recommends that Berggruen “consider locating his new institute in a part of Los Angeles that is already developed.”
In a state that’s horribly overpopulated and overdeveloped, preserving this intact area of precious wildland, wild animal habitat and trails forever would turn Berggruen – who is shaping up to be the local villain – into a local hero.
Maria Fotopoulos writes about the connection between overpopulation and biodiversity loss, and from time to time other topics that confound her.
Billionaire Development Sacrifices Last Great LA Open Space And The NYT Likes It
Corrupt Dishonest Untrustworthy Media Or Just Say CDU
By Joe Guzzardi
When journalists sit down to write, they can choose between two compelling storylines. The first is Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine; the second, the Third World’s incursion into sovereign America.
Journalists have reported on the Russia-Ukraine war exhaustively, 24/7 coverage in print and over the air. Even though the Southwest border has been invaded for the same 24/7 period for more than a year by illegal aliens from 150 countries, the mainstream media is stone-cold silent when headlines should be blaring. Between June 2020 and June 2021, Border Patrol agents took into custody Venezuelans, Haitians, Brazilians and Cubans, with total numbers significantly up from 2020. Over the last nine months, the number of migrants from Ecuador was up five times from the prior comparable period. Migrants whose nationality could not be determined doubled from the prior year to 37,000.
About 2 million illegal aliens crossed into the U.S. in 2021, and another 2 million are predicted to arrive before fiscal year-end 2022. Yet the number of words written about the inevitable demographic and socioeconomic changes the invasion will bring to the U.S. could, figuratively, fit on a pin’s head.
In the world’s history, the alien-perpetrated border incursion is unprecedented. Never before has an independent nation as powerful as the U.S. purposely thrown open its doors to all comers. Several words might explain the establishment media’s purposeful neglect – uninterested, indifferent or apathetic. The best word, however, is corrupt.
Despite the flowery language about fairness, balance and their commitment to principled journalism, as well as the highest ethical standards, found on the websites of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of News Editors, both organizations more than 100 years old, the open borders story and the dramatic changes it will surely bring to America remain largely unreported.
Readers and viewers notice the lopsided, nonstop Ukraine coverage, and the border cover-up. No surprise then that trust in the media is near an all-time low. A Gallup survey to determine Americans’ opinions about the media found that just 7 percent of adults said they have “a great deal” and only 29 percent responded that they have “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in newspapers, television and radio news reporting.
Despite the establishment media’s effort to obscure the U.S.-Mexico border crisis, a Harvard/Harris poll taken in June found that an overwhelming 80 percent of Americans believe that illegal immigration is a serious issue that needs more attention than it’s getting from President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris, the anointed border czar. Moreover, 68 percent said that Biden’s White House is sending migrants welcoming signals that encourage illegal immigration.
Dishonest journalism and White House betrayal merged when the media ignored a huge Department of Homeland Security story that’s directly tied to public safety. Every year, DHS releases data that summarizes the numbers of illegal aliens arrested and deported. But this year, the congressionally mandated report was delayed weeks beyond its normal issuance date. Little wonder that the administration wanted to conceal its contents. The reportshowed that since fiscal year 2019, Biden has crippled interior immigration enforcement. Illegal alien arrests dropped nearly 50 percent, and deportations were slashed by 78 percent. Detainers, official requests to state and local authorities to cooperate in turning over deportable migrants to ICE, fell dramatically, from 122,233 in 2020 to 65,940.
From October 2020 to September 2021, of the estimated 12-25 million illegal immigrants in the nation, only slightly more than 74,000 were arrested, and only 60,000 deported. Many arrests and deportations occurred during the former administration’s final months which means Biden’s arrest totals were lower than the DHS report reflected. Immigration analysts said that the drops in arrests and in criminal deportations means that tens of thousands more dangerous people are at large in American communities, some far from their Southwest border point of entry.
Jon Feere, former Immigration and Customs official and the current Center for Immigration Studies Director of Investigations, noted that the DHS data set omitted several valuable categories such as facts related to family units and unaccompanied minors, criminal charges and convictions against illegal aliens, and aliens’ country of origin – more coverup that’s intended to deceive an unsuspecting public that Biden’s immigration practices serve the nation’s best interests.
The White House and the media, working in tandem and in secret, are doing their level best to destroy sovereign America. So far, they’re doing a job they’re proud of, but worrisome to Americans.
Blacks And Jews Lead American Revelation In New York
By Olivia Braccio
Is there anything comparable to the warm, glowy feeling in your soul when you see the Statue of Liberty come into view as you’re traveling on the I-78 through Jersey City after the long ride up from Pennsylvania? I’ve been shooting the anti-mandate protests in New York City regularly for six months now, and I think it’s safe to say that there is not.
Our Statue was a beacon of hope to both my relatives when they sailed over on the ship from Italy in search of a better life a generation ago, as well as the immigrant friends I’ve just recently made during my visits to New York. Everything Lady Liberty represents is under assault from a tyrannical government, the likes of which we thought were impossible in a capitalist nation. Whenever we’re gathered in the city, I picture the Statue gazing down upon us from her island in the Hudson Bay, weeping both tears of pride at her citizens who are willing to fight for thepersonal rights and freedoms that constitute the very essence of America, and sadness at the fact that we’re in the position of having to do it at all.
Vaccine and mask mandates in New York are drawing to a close. However, now that the government has found a way to effectively manipulate the masses, we don’t know what else may be in store. But it is possible to look to the future with an impending sense of doom while feeling immense gratitude for the here and now. It was great to be in Crown Heights on Sunday, Feb. 27, photographing a rally in support of medical freedom for all New Yorkers. I meet more interesting people each time I visit the metropolis. I did not expect to be so warmly welcomed into the city, having come from out-of-state and randomly inserted myself into the situation largely for photographic purposes at first. I love everything about New York City. Everything. But the cultural aspect? Oh, that’s the very best part of all.
Although it is a geographically small microcosm of the United States, it’s the city that most closely represents the melting pot that is the backbone of American society. You can almost meet people from all 195 countries in 302.6 square-miles. And as I participate in these beautiful displays of unity nearly every week, I feel like the epitome of what it means to be an American has finally been revealed to me. Which sounds strange coming from a person who was born here and has lived here her whole life. But up until these past several months, if someone had asked me what it meant to be an American, I would’ve answered, either someone who was born on American soil, or someone who immigrated and obtained their citizenship. And both those definitions are true. But now I understand it in a deeper and more palpable way. It’s people, from each nationality, each continent, Christians, Jews, Hindus, atheists, gays, straights, young, old, various socioeconomic classes behaving as though those differences don’t exist and coming together in an effort to preserve the liberties on which their beloved nation—either native or adopted—was founded.
Since we were in Crown Heights, we were joined by many members of the Hasidic Jewish community, wearing their traditional wigs/hats, skirts, and of course yarmulkes. Our rallies are wonderfully diverse; we also had members of the African-American community along with the Jews, per usual. This is why it irks me to no end when people call us white supremacists, when in reality, the two ethnic groups leading the resistance in NYC are the black and Jewish communities. I actually wish more people from the surrounding suburbs would join us so they could see the camaraderie for themselves. I do sometimes tell people down here in Pennsylvania about what I see in NYC and they look at me skeptically, as if in disbelief.
One of the fantastic speakers at this event was Kevin Jenkins, a pastor and probably one of the most gifted orators on the planet. I like when he tells us to “inhale God, and exhale fear.” He also told everyone to hold hands, so I let the camera dangle from my neck and grasped the hand of the black woman to my right and the Jewish woman to my left. It’s not something I normally feel comfortable doing, but no one is a stranger when you’re at a freedom rally. Then he asked us all to give each other a hug. “Come here, girl!” said the woman to my right, enveloping me and the camera in a delightfully bone-crushing embrace. And then I wasn’t mad anymore at the people who insult us and make us out to be something we’re not. I was sad. On their behalf. For what they’re missing.
Blacks And Jews Lead American Revelation In New York