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By J.B. Shurk, September 2, 2021

Allow me to suggest three cheat codes for separating truth from propaganda in the Age of Mass Media Manipulation:

(1) Whatever is censored is true.

(2) Refusal to audit elections is proof that vote totals are unverifiable and fraudulent.

(3) Any president who inexplicably disappears for days at a time and admits that he is "not allowed" to answer questions from the press is not actually president.

If you put (1), (2), and (3) together, you get an incompetent and schizophrenic government incapable of protecting its armed forces overseas, securing its borders at home, preventing runaway inflation from destroying the economy, or acting in the best interest of the American people. What you get is a dazed and addled puppet pretending to be commander-in-chief while unelected and unaccountable shadow figures call the shots. What you get is a praetorian press that has no problem lying about the fake president's obvious dementia by framing his mental handicaps as nothing more than a "childhood stutter." You get American service members murdered and maimed at the tail end of a twenty-year war because the stooges in charge put optics and political correctness ahead of troop safety. You get a world devoid of American leadership because an evil cabal of media monopolists, corrupt election officials, and Deep State politicos conspired to rid Washington of President Trump and put one of the dumbest and most venal members of the D.C. Club into the Oval Office to do its bidding. What you get is a ruling class with blood on its hands.

Is there anybody who doesn't understand at this point that the news media and permanent government occupying D.C. have joined hands to run psychological operations against the American people? When Obama's director of the CIA, John Brennan, spends years on television pushing a demonstrably false Russia collusion hoax created out of thin air by Hillary's political network and used by Obama's administration to spy on the Trump campaign (and nobody goes to prison), is there any question that the U.S. government is engaging in domestic information warfare to manipulate American sentiment? When the Russia hoax (perpetrated by two former directors of the FBI; the CIA; Obama's director of National Intelligence, James Clapper; and both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence, among many other players) was finally exposed as a classic disinformation maneuver meant to hurt President Trump, did the mainstream media take a moment to acknowledge that high-ranking members of the Intelligence Community had attempted to take down a sitting president?

Of course not. Accomplices don't ask questions; they hide motives. They just moved right on to a fake "quid pro quo" impeachment cynically used to damage President Trump during an election year while covering up the Biden family's financial corruption in Ukraine and China. When that had little effect on the president's approval polls in the spring of 2020, the press turned the China Virus into an electoral weapon for justifying the illegal imposition of mass mail-in balloting while terrifying millions of Americans into believing that their lives depended upon a Biden victory.

Military and intelligence officials with no honor whatsoever signed their names to a document falsely attributing as "Russian disinformation" the New York Post's accurate reporting on a damning Hunter Biden laptop exposing the Biden family's corruption and vulnerability to blackmail, and in another letter, military and intelligence officials claimed that only Joe Biden could return "character, principles, wisdom, and leadership" to the position of commander-in-chief. It should not have taken Biden's disastrous train wreck this month in Afghanistan to know that a man with a history of racism and sexual assault and an unnatural fixation with inappropriately touching children is not capable of acting honorably. It should not have taken the Biden administration's conscious destruction of America's newly won energy independence and eagerness to jump back into bed with Iran's terrorist-sponsoring regime to question whether his history of pay-for-play self-enrichment from foreign adversaries and his son's history of unpunished criminality put the United States at risk. Because the FBI and DOJ stayed mum about Hunter's laptop and the press suppressed the story, nobody knows how the measly 40,000 votes that handed victory to Biden might have otherwise been cast. In other words, the U.S. Intelligence Community actively engaged in disinformation and propaganda against the American people in order to affect a presidential election. And they did so by spending years amping up tensions with Russia by falsely accusing our nuclear adversary of engaging in the exact information warfare our intel officials were conducting. Only a press corps so thoroughly corrupted by partisan impulses as ours could sit back while the Deep State attempts to hang its own wrongdoing on a foreign power, with all the national security risks that entails, and conclude, "There's nothing to see here; let's all move along."

How can a sitting president win over ten million more votes than his first election, beat his opponent in almost every traditional bellwether county across the country by double-digits, and still come up short of victory after four days of additional vote-counting in a handful of Democrat-run metropolitan counties in battleground states? That's such an obvious question that reporters should have jumped at the opportunity to scrutinize how a candidate who had hidden away in his basement for the entirety of the campaign had pulled off such a historic feat. Instead, that question and any investigations toward finding answers were immediately censored by the same Big Tech social media companies and news conglomerates that actively pushed for Biden's victory while they eagerly framed Trump voters as "insurrectionists" and "enemies of the state." Just as censorship of the Intelligence Community's active war against the American people became the order of the day in American newsrooms, censorship of too many unanswered questions surrounding the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election became part of that same information war, too.

I don't think D.C.'s despots are capable of processing information or learning in real-time. They're too busy preening and fluffing each other's egos to stop and consider how reviled they are by the rest of the country. For those outside of D.C., however, I challenge anybody to articulate a bigger threat to America today than the onslaught of government-sponsored disinformation, mass media manipulation, and censorship used to support the regime in the White House. I challenge anybody to look at the crumbling of America around us and not see the Intelligence Community and its partners in the press as those most responsible for our mess. When the government is committed to manipulating truth and the media are committed to censoring truth, neither stands for the American people.

There's a biting meme online showing a picture of one of President Trump's countless informal press conferences next to the now ubiquitous image of Biden's back seen while he shuffles away from reporters' questions. The caption nails the distinction: "The truth does not mind being questioned. It is lies that do not like to be challenged." I would add only this: the more our government and press attack Americans for challenging "official" lies, the more responsible they are for the damage those official lies bring. Every disaster endured by Americans today because of the Biden regime's mendacity and incompetence ultimately rests with those who first enabled the regime to come to power through lies of their own.

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker:

By Brian C. Joondeph, September 3, 2021

First hydroxychloroquine, now ivermectin, is the hated deadly drug de jour, castigated by the medical establishment and regulatory authorities. Both drugs have been around for a long time as FDA-approved prescription medications. Yet now we are told they are as deadly as arsenic.

As a physician, I am certainly aware of ivermectin but don’t recall ever writing a prescription for it in my 30+ years’ medical career. Ivermectin is an anthelmintic, meaning it cures parasitic infections. In my world of ophthalmology, it is used on occasion for rare parasitic or worm infections in the eye.

Ivermectin was FDA approved in 1998 under the brand name Stromectol, produced by pharmaceutical giant Merck, approved for several parasitic infections. The product label described it as having a “unique mode of action,” which “leads to an increase in the permeability of the cell membrane to chloride ions.” This suggests that ivermectin acts as an ionophore, making cell membranes permeable to ions that enter the cell for therapeutic effect.

Ivermectin is one of several ionophores, others including hydroxychloroquine, quercetin, and resveratrol, the latter two available over the counter. These ionophores simply open a cellular door, allowing zinc to enter the cell, where it then interferes with viral replication, providing potential therapeutic benefit in viral and other infections.

This scientific paper reviews and references other studies demonstrating antibacterial, antiviral, and anticancer properties of ivermectin. This explains the interest in this drug as having potential use in treating COVID.

Does ivermectin work in COVID? I am not attempting to answer that question, instead looking at readily available information because this drug has been the focus of much recent media attention. For the benefit of any reader eager to report this article and author to the medical licensing boards for pushing misleading information, I am not offering medical advice or prescribing anything. Rather, I am only offering commentary on this newsworthy and controversial drug.

What’s newsworthy about ivermectin? A simple Google search of most medications describes uses and side effects. A similar search of ivermectin provides headlines of why it shouldn’t be taken and how dangerous it is.

The Guardian describes ivermectin as horse medicine reminding readers considering taking the drug, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow”, saying it’s a medicine meant for farm animals. The FDA echoed that sentiment in a recent tweet, adding “Seriously, y’all. Stop it,” their word choice making it obvious who the tweet was directed to.

Perhaps the FDA didn’t realize that Barack and Michelle Obama often used the term “y’all” and that some might construe the FDA tweet as racist.

The FDA says ivermectin “can be dangerous and even lethal,” yet they approved it in 1998 and have not pulled it from the market despite it being “dangerous and lethal.” Any medication can be “dangerous and lethal” if misused. People have even overdosed on water.

It is true that ivermectin is also used in animals, as are many drugs approved for human use. This is a list of veterinary drugs with many familiar names of antibiotics, antihypertensives, and anesthetics commonly used by humans. Since these drugs are used in farm animals, should humans stop taking them? That seems a rather unscientific argument against ivermectin, especially coming from the FDA.

And healthcare professionals are not recommending or prescribing animal versions of ivermectin as there is an FDA-approved human formulation.

Does ivermectin work against COVID? That is the bigger question and worthy of investigation, rather than reminding people that they are not cows.

A study published several months ago in the American Journal of Therapeutics concluded,

Meta-analyses based on 18 randomized controlled treatment trials of ivermectin in COVID-19 have found large, statistically significant reductions in mortality, time to clinical recovery, and time to viral clearance. Furthermore, results from numerous controlled prophylaxis trials report significantly reduced risks of contracting COVID-19 with the regular use of ivermectin. Finally, the many examples of ivermectin distribution campaigns leading to rapid population-wide decreases in morbidity and mortality indicate that an oral agent effective in all phases of COVID-19 has been identified.

To my knowledge, these 18 studies have not been retracted, unlike previous studies critical of hydroxychloroquine which were ignominiously retracted by prestigious medical journals like The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Yet the medical establishment refuses to even entertain the possibility of some benefit from ivermectin, castigating physicians who want to try it in their patients. 18 studies found benefit. Are they all wrong?

Podcaster Joe Rogan recently contracted COVID and recovered within days of taking a drug cocktail including ivermectin. Was it his drug cocktail, his fitness, or just good luck? Impossible to know but his experience will keep ivermectin in the news.

Highly unvaccinated India had a surge in COVID cases earlier this year which abruptly ended following the widespread use of ivermectin, over the objections and criticism of the WHO. In the one state, Tamil Nadu, that did not use ivermectin, cases tripled instead of dropping by 97 percent as in the rest of the country.

This is anecdotal and could have other explanations but the discovery of penicillin was also anecdotal and observational. Good science should investigate rather than ignore such observations.

The Japanese Medical Association recently endorsed ivermectin for COVID. The US CDC cautioned against it.

There is legal pushback as an Ohio judge ordered a hospital to treat a ventilated COVID patient with ivermectin. After a month on the ventilator, this patient is likely COVID free and ivermectin now will have no benefit, allowing the medical establishment to say “see I told you so” that it wouldn’t help.

By this point, active COVID infection is not the issue; instead, it is weaning off and recovery from long-term life support. The early hydroxychloroquine studies had the same flaw, treating patients too late in the disease course to provide or demonstrate benefit.

These drugs have been proposed for early outpatient treatment, not when patients are seriously ill and near death. Looking for treatment benefits in the wrong patient population will yield expected negative results.

Given how devastating COVID can be and how, despite high levels of vaccination in countries like the US, UK, and Israel, we are seeing surging cases and hospitalizations among the vaccinated, we should be pulling out all the stops in treating this virus.

Medical treatment involves balancing risks and benefits. When FDA-approved medications are used in appropriate doses for appropriate patients, prescribed by competent physicians, the risks tend to be low, and any benefit should be celebrated. Instead, the medical establishment, media, and regulatory authorities are taking the opposite approach. One has to wonder why.

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker:

Mike Lindell Releases Data Packets from 2020 Election
By Maureen Rudel

The detailed records of the data packets from Mike Lindell's records have been released.

In these data packets, the data is sorted by state and county for all of the states and counties. 

I have compared the reported results from the county records with the reported information on the packets. 

The results only show the votes for Chairman Xiden and President Trump. 

According to the county records, Xiden received 5,373 votes and Trump received 9,759 votes.  There were additional votes for other candidates. 

According to the information from the packet transfers, the results reported on 11/4/2020 were 5,373 for and 9759 for Trump.  However, at 11:09:36 Source IP address at latitude 55.6802 and longitude 12.5892 which is the Capital Region of Denmark sent a transfer to Target IP Address at latitude 44.2688116 and longitude -83.1586805 Michigan, Iosco County Clerk transferred 1,272 votes from Trump to Xiden changing the real result of 4,737 for Xiden and 10,395 for Trump. 

This information CAN BE CHECKED.  Under the law, the ballots should still be available.  The paper ballots can be checked against the reported results.  If the ballot totals were changed by interference from outside through internet connections (in this case, from Denmark) no one on the ground would know it.  None of the townships' clerks would have any idea, nor would the county clerk. 

According to the same packet transfer information, Alcona had 588 votes switched from Trump to Xiden, leaving reported totals of 2,142 for Xiden and 4,848 for Trump when the real result was 1,848 for Xiden and 5,142 for Trump.  The transferring agent was IP address in Virginia.

Arenac had 732 votes switched showing Xiden at 2,774 and Trump at 5,928 when the true result was 2,408 for Xiden and 6,294 for Trump with the transfer coming from Florida.

Alpena had 1,402; Bay had 4,986;  Charlevoix 1,410; Cheboygan 1,314; Clare 1,350; Crawford 652; Gladwin 1,212; Kalkaska 878; Macomb 41,036; Midland 4,052; Missaukee 724; Oakland 63,942; Ogemaw  986; Oscoda  404; Otsego 1,202; Presque Isle 694; Roscommon 1,248; Saginaw 8,568; and in Wayne, in addition to all of the other shenanigans, 72,490 votes were switched from a source in North Carolina.

These counties are included in the House Districts of traitor Sue Allor, Daire Rendon (who does want an audit) Speaker of the House, traitor Jason Wentworth, and the Senate district of traitor Jim Stamas.

Nothing can stop the county clerks of these counties from double checking on their own, not by checking the computer records which the machines produce but by counting the paper ballots, and by making sure every absentee ballot has a matching signature.


The Sunrise Side Republican Women's Club holds monthly meetings on the 4th Monday of the month.  The location and speaker will be announced for each meeting.  Unless otherwise stated, the lunch will be at 11:30 a.m.

The officers are: Linda Glomski, President, 739-7170, Jane Hayward, Vice President, Sonia Glass, Secretary, 739-9731.

 You can send dues and correspondence to SSRWC P.O. Box 234 Tawas City, MI 48764.

Our next SSRWC activity will be our October meeting.  We will meet again at the Buckhorn on Tuesday October 26th. 

MEETING -- Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:00 p.m.
Maureen Rudel's House, 910 E. Bay St., East Tawas

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Treasurer's Report

Chairman's Report

Vice-Chair's Report


Committee Reports

A. Membership Committee Report
B. County Commissioners Report

Old Business

A. Sunrise Side Republican Women's Club

New Business

A. State Party Update
B. 5th District Update
C. E-mail and Correspondence
D. County Resolutions


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