Biden Forces Surgeon General to Step Down

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Biden asked Surgeon General Jerome Adams to step down ahead of inauguration. Adams will leave eight months before his term was set to expire. Biden continues to purge the White House of Trump appointees.

Biden fires all Trump loyalists

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has been asked by the incoming administration to resign ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.

“I’ve been asked by the Biden team to step down as Surgeon General,” Adams tweeted from the official U.S. Surgeon General Twitter account. “Its been the honor of my life to serve this Nation, and I will do all I can to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve and maintain health.”

Adams was nominated by President Donald Trump and was sworn in as surgeon general on Sept. 5, 2017. The office holds a standard four-year term that would have been up for Adams this upcoming September.

Biden has already nominated coronavirus transition adviser Vivek H. Murthy as surgeon general. Murthy previously served in the same role under President Barack Obama’s administration and was pushed out during the third year of his term when President Trump took office.

The Washington Post reports that the Biden administration would choose an acting surgeon general as soon as Wednesday.

Trump fought them hard, but the Deep State won

Adams, an anesthesiologist and Navy vice admiral, came to Washington after serving as the Indiana State Health Commissioner under then Gov. Mike Pence. Adams was one of the daily faces at the White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefings early on in the pandemic. In recent months, Adams has traveled the country and made frequent television appearances as the pandemic has continued.

In a full statement posted on Facebook, Adams reviewed his accomplishments and provided a message of unity.

“I hope in 2021 and beyond, we can focus more on what unites us, and rise above what divides us,” Adams said. “I stand at the ready to help in our mutual quest for recovery, resilience, and health, and thank you from the bottom of my heart, for the opportunity to serve.”

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Xi Jinping: ‘The new cold war could turn hot’

On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at Davos Agenda, a virtual event organized by the World Economic Forum.

President Xi urged world leaders to put aside divisions and warned that a “new cold war” could turn hot, and must be avoided.

Moreover, Xi said that attempts to “isolate, intimidate, decouple and sanction” others will “only push the world into division, even confrontation.”

These were Xi’s first remarks to an international audience since the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The Biden administration has agreed with the Trump administration that China is committing “genocide” against the Uyghur Muslims.

“We should respect and accommodate differences, avoid meddling in other countries’ internal affairs and resolve disagreements through consultation and dialogue,” Xi said. “History and reality have made it clear time and again that the misguided approach of antagonism and confrontation — be it in the form of a cold war, hot war, trade war or tech war — will eventually hurt all countries’ interest and undermine everyone’s well-being.”

Under the Trump administration, tensions were high between China and the U.S.

The Chinese President explained his four-step approach to ensuring the world emerges stronger after the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, China.

According to Axios, the approach includes “macroeconomic policy coordination,” the avoidance of “arrogance, prejudice and hatred” in favor of “peaceful coexistence,” the reduction of global inequality, and the strengthening of global institutions on issues like public health and climate change.

Xi opposes the idea of imposing sanctions or seeking to “create isolation.” He warned that the pandemic should not be allowed to accelerate “decoupling” or the re-routing of supply chains, which is currently being debated in Washington.

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Steve Hilton reveals explosive evidence on COVID-19 origins and the Fauci connection

‘The Next Revolution’ host Steve Hilton investigated the origins of the coronavirus and announced his findings on Fox News Sunday night.

Hilton noted that a Utah mink was the first case of COVID-19 to be found in a wild animal.

According to Hilton, minks and related animals have respiratory systems that operate similarity to humans.

About 10 years ago, researchers in the Netherlands did an experiment on ferrets and found that a virus that started without the ability to be transmitted throughout the air, can eventually gain that ability.

This led to a new type of research called “Gain-of-Function” virus research. The idea was to replicate in a lab what had been done to the ferrets.

“Take a virus and then manipulate its genetic code to make it stronger and more powerful. The virus would gain new functions – hence the name,” Hilton explained.

Many researchers thought the new gain-of-function virus research was promising. If researchers could engineer the most contagious, deadly viruses in a lab, they could learn about potential treatments and vaccines without an actual outbreak.

Over the years, gain-of-function virus research has been used all over the world. One of the leading laboratories in gain-of-function research was based in Wuhan, China at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“As well as having great potential to help mankind, gain-of-function research can also hurt us,” Hilton said. “Imagine if a deadly virus engineered in the lab to be incredibly contagious, somehow escaped from the lab. It could reek havoc, precisely because it was designed to do that.”

Gain-of-function research has always been controversial because of these risks. Under the Obama administration, the White House cut funding for gain-of-function research following “recent biosafety incidents at federal research facilities,” the administration said in a statement in 2014.

“The funding pause will apply to gain-of-function research projects that may be reasonably anticipated to confer attributes to influenza, MERS or SARS viruses such that the virus would have enhanced pathogenicity and/or transmissibility in mammals via the respiratory route,” the statement continued.

According to Hilton, leading infectious disease doctor Anthony Fauci funded the first ferret study. Fauci said it was a “risk worth taking” and “important information and insights can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in the laboratory.”

Hilton showed documents that proved in 2014, Dr. Fauci commissioned and continued to fund gain-of-function virus research at the Wuhan Institute in direct violation of the Obama administration ban.

In 2014, Fauci began a research project to assess the risk of new coronavirus emerging from wild animals, like bats.

One of the main goals of the project was to see what viruses can affect both animals and humans.

The project was sub-contracted to EcoHealth Alliance, INC based in New York. It was run by Peter Daszak, a zoologist that specializes in wildlife diseases.

Dr. Fauci funded over 3 million dollars to EcoHealth for his project, despite the Obama administration ban.

Daszak then sub-contracted the project to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology then began to genetically engineer new viruses from the feces of bats and infected human cells with the virus.

“The genetic changes they made in the lab, unlocked a highly specific doorway into the human body. The virus that causes COVID-19 uses that same exact doorway,” Hilton said.

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Taiwan sounds alarm and deploys missiles

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China dispatched two large formations of warplanes close to the self-governing island of Taiwan over the weekend, presenting a significant foreign policy challenge to new United States President Joe Biden just days into his administration.

China threatens Taiwan

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said 13 Chinese planes entered the southwestern portion of the island’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday followed by 15 on Sunday, prompting Taipei to take defensive measures, including scrambling fighter jets to monitor the Chinese flights.

According to Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, Chinese military planes made more than 380 flights into the island’s air defense identification zone last year. The US Federal Aviation Administration defines an ADIZ as “a designated area of airspace over land or water within which a country requires the immediate and positive identification, location, and air traffic control of aircraft in the interest of the country’s national security.”

While the frequency of such drills has increased in recent years, the timing and the composition of the latest formations — mostly fighter jets and bombers — appeared intended to send a message to the new administration in Washington.

Beijing claims full sovereignty over Taiwan, a democracy of almost 24 million people located off the southeastern coast of mainland China, despite the fact that the two sides have been governed separately for more than seven decades.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed that Beijing will never allow the island to become independent and has refused to rule out the use of force if necessary.

In a statement Saturday, the Biden administration urged Beijing to stop trying to intimidate Taiwan and promised support for the democratic government in Taipei.

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CCP threatens to strike

“We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan’s democratically elected representatives,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price said, adding that US-Taiwan ties are deepening and Washington remains committed to the island’s self-rule.

The US showed a strong commitment to Taiwan’s defense during the Trump administration, approving the sale of advanced military hardware to Taipei, including F-16 fighter jets, while sending high-level envoys to the island, both moves that angered Beijing.

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Black Senator Wants All the White People to Pay 123k Dollar Reparations to Black Citizens

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Cold hard reparations money is the only solution to all the “racial disparities in the state” of Oregon. Portland’s Senator Lew Frederick can’t wait to start passing out government cash. Every single Black citizen of his state can expect a check for $123,000 every year for life, or until the system collapses, whichever comes first.

Reparations, one way or another

One way or another, State Senator Frederic is determined to get a lot more green into the Black community. He sponsored a bill, then another one in case the first one doesn’t work.

Democrats are thrilled to report that his bills “provide a path towards making the case for reparations, and setting the framework for how they would be distributed.”

His first idea, Senate Bill 618 asks if there is a case to be made for cash relief, then Bill 619 says that they should make a case for it.

In the words of the author, “Senate Bill 618 really says is there a case to be made for reparations — that’s what 618 does. 619 says if there is a case to made, how will that be done.” That, everyone suggests, is the big question. Catch a unicorn and sell the pixie dust it farts?

With typical socialist Robbing Hood style economics, the general plan is to take the money away from White people in their taxes then distribute it to Black people. Robin of Locksley stole from the crooked tax collector and gave the money back to the rightful owners, but somehow Democrats have twisted that legend a little over the centuries.

“The Department of Revenue shall establish a program to pay reparations to Black Oregonians who can demonstrate heritage in slavery and who submit an application to the department no later than December 31, 2022.”

$123,000 annually for the life

Once the reparations bill goes through as expected in the firmly Democrat controlled New World Order approved government, “the department shall pay to each eligible applicant the amount of $123,000 annually for the life of the applicant.”

There will be some restrictions. “An eligible individual must also have identified as African-American on legal documents for at least 10 years before submitting an application.” If you can check that box off, “a person must have resided in the state of Oregon” for “at least two years.”

All that free reparations money will also be “exempt from garnishment and all state, county and municipal taxation.” Frederick admits there are still some loose ends to be tied up.

“Part of governing, part of being in a situation like this is that you bring up issues, then you discover how you could resolve those issues.” Someone will find a way to make the White people stay in the state and continue paying taxes.

California is already on the bandwagon. Golden State lawmakers “began setting up a task force to study reparations.” Other Democrat enclaves “like Asheville, North Carolina, and Providence, Rhode Island, have proposed measures to address years of injustice.” The tricky part of the Oregon bill will be meeting the requirements, activist Riccardo Waites, remarks.

Especially when you don’t even know who your daddy is. “Who’s going to have evidence of their slave history? Our history has been erased, so who’s going to have that knowledge?” Wow, suddenly “erasing history” is a bad thing. That seditious statement calls for a SWAT team.

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Boston College insists students report coronavirus-related violations

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Boston College has altered its student conduct reporting form to include COVID-19-related concerns for even minor infractions, Peter Aitken of Fox News reported Friday.

The report form is to allow the college to review cases in which students may be observed breaching the code of conduct, according to Fox News. Such violations usually include physical violence, hazing, drug and underage alcohol consumption, theft, gambling and other serious crimes.

Now, the form also includes infractions for coronavirus safety measures, such as not properly wearing a mask or social distancing, per Fox News. Additionally, some infractions can compound for the same action, such as not socially distancing and then refusing to social distance.

BC’s Student Code of Conduct states that students could be suspended or dismissed from on-campus housing. Meanwhile, off-campus students can lose their chance to apply for any future campus housing.

The college does create a tiered system for infractions, but the reporting form lists face-mask infractions as “Person was wearing the mask incorrectly and would not fix it (ie, over their nose),” according to the Fox News report.

The burden of proof and the extent to which the college will act on such reports, however, is unclear.

BC is not the only university to in taking clamp down on coronavirus-related infractions. Boston University has implemented a “hotline” for infraction reports. In its first month, the university claimed it received nearly 200 calls.

New York University has also implemented a coronavirus infraction hotline.

However, the Fox News report notes that other universities have seen some backlash for such stringent policies.

At Dartmouth College, parents started a petition that garnered hundreds of signatures demanding the restrictions to be loosened during the winter term.

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Texas AG files lawsuit against Biden admin over deportation halt

The Texas attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the Biden administration over its order to freeze most deportations for the next 100 days, coming just two days after President Joe Biden entered the Oval Office.

On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo demanding all of its constituent bureaus “reset and review” their immigration enforcement policies, including a 100-day freeze on most deportations of noncitizens.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) argues that DHS is breaking immigration law by ordering the deportation freeze in the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. His statement also claims that the new orders violate the U.S. Constitution, federal immigration and administrative law, and a contractual agreement between Texas and the DHS.

“In one of its first of dozens of steps that harm Texas and the nation as a whole, the Biden administration directed DHS to violate federal immigration law and breach an agreement to consult and cooperate with Texas on that law,” Paxton said in a statement. “Our state defends the largest section of the southern border in the nation. Failure to properly enforce the law will directly and immediately endanger our citizens and law enforcement personnel.”

Moreover, Paxton’s lawsuit asserts that the DHS’s authority does not extend to such a policy.

“If left unchallenged, DHS could re-assert this suspension power for a longer period or even indefinitely, effectively granting a blanket amnesty to illegal aliens that Congress has refused to pass time and time again,” the filing says. “The Constitution, controlling statutes, and prior Executive pledges prevent a seismic change to this country’s immigration laws merely by memorandum.”

Paxton’s office is requesting that the court issue a restraining order against the new DHS orders. However, it is uncertain when a judge will hear his case.

Paxton previously made headlines for launching a multi-state lawsuit challenging the 2020 presidential election results in some key swing states, echoing then-President Donald Trump’s dubious claims that widespread fraud changed the outcome of the election in those states. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which threw it out in early December for lack of standing.

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Joe Biden Preps to Completely F*** US Citizens, Undoing 4yrs of Accomplishments

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President Donald Trump spent much of his four years in office undoing his predecessor’s policies, and president-elect Joe Biden is reportedly set to do the same. Biden signed more than 10 executive orders on his first day in office, orders that permit rejoining the Paris climate accord and cancel the travel ban on some majority-Muslim countries that Trump put into place.

Biden reversing Trump’s policies on Day 1

In addition, Biden will sign executive orders to freeze evictions and defer student loan payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He’ll also issue a mask mandate on all federal property in an effort to stem the spread of the virus. And that’s just Day 1.

“During the campaign, President-elect Biden pledged to take immediate action to start addressing these crises and build back better,” Klain wrote in the memo. “As president, he will keep those promises and sign dozens of executive orders, presidential memoranda, and directives to Cabinet agencies in fulfillment of the promises he made.”

On Thursday, which will be Biden’s first full day in office, Biden is expected to sign more COVID-19-related executive actions to order schools and businesses reopened under new federal health guidelines. In the days that follow, Biden will announce a plan to reunite families separated by federal law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border, unveil criminal justice reform proposals and announce new strategies to battle climate change.

The day after Biden is inaugurated, Klain said he will “sign a number of executive actions to move aggressively to change the course of the COVID-19 crisis and safely re-open schools and businesses, including by taking action to mitigate spread through expanding testing, protecting workers, and establishing clear public health standards.”

From America First, to America Last

Klain said that “these actions will change the course of Covid 19, combat climate change, promote racial equity and support other underserved communities, and rebuild our economy in ways that strengthen the backbone of this country: the working men and women who built our nation.”

“While the policy objectives in these executive actions are bold, I want to be clear: the legal theory behind them is well-founded and represents a restoration of an appropriate, constitutional role for the president,” he said.

Last week, Biden announced a $1.9 trillion stimulus package to help Americans struggling through the pandemic. A House-approved bill to provide Americans with $2,000 checks failed last month in the Republican-controlled Senate, but Democrats are set to take over control of that chamber on Jan. 19.

Klain said the Biden agenda faces “a moment of profound crisis for our nation.” “We face four overlapping and compounding crises: the Covid 19 crisis, the resulting economic crisis, the climate crisis, and a racial equity crisis. All of these crises demand urgent action.”

Biden’s first orders will aim to “prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place in the world,” Klain said.

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Trump reportedly offers D.C. Hotel to National Guard, law enforcement

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Former President Donald Trump has reportedly opened his International Hotel in Washington, D.C. to the National Guard this week, according to reports.

This follows the outrage at National Guard troops being forced to sleep in a parking garage Thursday night have been allowed back into the Capitol Complex on Friday, but they may have another place to crash: the Trump International Hotel.

RELATED: National Guardsmen were forced out of the Capitol building to rest in a parking garage

“Trump International Hotel in D.C. houses law enforcement this week,” the Washington Examiner reported Friday afternoon on Twitter. “Treatment of military and officers has been in the spotlight this week as news broke of National Guard troops being forced to sleep in a parking garage.”

The Examiner included a video in their tweet of law enforcement officers relaxing in the lobby of the ornate hotel owned by former President Donald Trump on Pennsylvania Avenue.

In the video, however, it should be noted that there are no National Guardsmen visible—only what appears to be police of some sort.

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Dallas cancels plan to prioritize vaccinating communities of color after state threatens to cut dose allocation

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Dallas County officials Wednesday axed a plan to prioritize vaccinating individuals residing in the county’s most vulnerable ZIP codes, predominately in communities of color, after the state threatened to cut the county’s dose allocation, The Texas Tribune reported Wednesday.

On Tuesday, a split Dallas County Commissioners Court had voted to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines at its Fair Park distribution center for people in predominately Black and Latino areas, a reflection of heightened vulnerability to the novel coronavirus in 11 Dallas County ZIP codes, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Throughout the whole United States, communities of color have been impacted the most by the coronavirus, and public health officials are trying to figure out how to ensure equity in vaccine distribution. According to The Tribune, in Dallas and other major Texas cities, distribution sites are more commonly stationed in white neighborhoods, and early data illustrated that Dallas County had distributed most of its shots to residents of whiter, more affluent areas.

Dallas officials tried to prioritize any residents who meet Texas’ qualifications to receive doses and reside in one of the 11 ZIP codes, The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. These 11 ZIP codes, according to The Tribune, are all completely or partially south of Interstate 30, a dividing line that splits the county along racial and socioeconomic lines.

However, in response to this proposal, state health officials warned that it was “not acceptable to [the Department of State Health Services.],” The Tribune reported.

In a letter obtained by The Tribune from Imelda Garcia, an associate commissioner with DSHS, to Dallas health officials, she said that the department will be forced to reduce the county’s vaccine allocation if it does not reverse course.

“While we ask hub providers to ensure vaccine reaches the hardest hit areas and populations, solely vaccinating people who live in those areas is not in line with the agreement to be a hub provider,” Garcia wrote. “If Dallas County is unable to meet these expectations, we will be forced to reduce the weekly vaccine allocation to Dallas County Health and Human Services and no longer consider it a hub provider.”

Moreover, Garcia requested an update on the vaccination plan from the county by Thursday morning, The Tribune reported. It should be noted that her letter came after Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wrote to state officials asking if the county’s plan was allowed.

10% of the vaccines distributed in the county is how much the county government is responsible for, according to The Tribune. Most of the doses, however, are actually distributed by hospitals and other health-related institutions.

Wednesday evening, Jenkins successfully convinced commissioners to axe the plan during an emergency meeting. They could broach the issue again, he mentioned, but in the meantime they should ditch the prioritization plan to make sure the county receives its next shipment from the state, The Tribune reported.

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