Sorry, I have to say it. I told you so!

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Sorry, I have to say it. I told you so!

Every now and then, I am vindicated for stories I shared in the past. Why? There are times when I share news that is being censored or ridiculed only to be accepted as facts later. Case in point, here is a quote from Politico.

Ben Schreckinger’s “The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power,” out today, finds evidence that some of the purported HUNTER BIDEN laptop material is genuine, including two emails at the center of last October’s controversy.

A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails confirmed he did receive a 2015 email from a Ukrainian businessman thanking him for the chance to meet Joe Biden. The same goes for a 2017 email in which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy executives includes the line, “10 held by H for the big guy?” (This person recalled seeing both emails, but was not in a position to compare the leaked emails word-for-word to the originals.)

MORE: Emails released by a Swedish government agency also match emails in the leaked cache, and two people who corresponded with Hunter Biden confirmed emails from the cache were genuine.

The story about Hunter Biden’s laptop being filled with evidence of corruption that he and his father was involved in was censored by the mainstream media and social media. Why? If proof (not conspiracy theories, actual proof) of the scandalous business dealings of the Biden became common knowledge, it would have nuked Biden’s presidential campaign. That’s how much the news media and the elites hated Donald Trump. They thought it better to cover up provable crimes by Hunter and Joe Biden than risk another term with President Trump. I talked about it on my Things I Think About Podcast on October 17, 2020. Here is the podcast description.

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The NY Post published the political equivalent of a nuclear bomb this week. Based on emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop, they have found credible evidence of Joe Biden’s corruption when he served in the White House under President Obama. As amazing as this is to me, what is even more surprising is how this information has been banned from social media and censored in the mainstream media during this critical Presidential election season. What does that say about the state of our American democracy? I discuss it all in this episode. 

Once the election was over, news about other Biden scandals began to leak but were quickly shut down. I compiled a list of 5 of them and made a podcast about them as well. Hmm… I wonder how long it will be before I am vindicated on that reporting as well? Here is the podcast description from February 26, 2021.

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A popular search term on DuckDuckGo is “Biden Crime Family.” Why is that search trending? The mainstream media has done a really good job at suppressing news that would be global headline scandals if they involved President Donald Trump and his family members. A recent poll proved that one in six Biden voters would have changed their vote if they had known about the scandals suppressed by the mainstream media. So, just what are those scandals? Well, I discuss the ones I know about in this episode. Tune in now before big tech deletes my podcast. 

So, what is the next Biden scandal that will likely be suppressed by the mainstream media or touted as conspiracy theory? My guess is it will be the tax scandal that just broke. Here is quote from Daily Mail.

A non-partisan government report indicates that President Joe Biden could owe as much as $500,000 in back taxes to the IRS after it reported that he avoided paying for Medicare through a tax-code loophole for years.

Biden is pushing for a $3.5 trillion bill to fund childcare, education and health care by targeting tax-fraud and increasing taxes on higher incomes so the ‘rich pay their fair share.’ 

A House Ways and Means Committee draft of the bill would end the tax-avoidance trick apparently used by Biden and boost audits done by the IRS. 

However, the report drafted by the Congressional Research Service and obtained by the Dailymail.com, suggests Biden owes taxes under current rules, according to the congressman who requested the research institute to look into the allegations.

‘Joe Biden wants to raise taxes by $2.1trillion while claiming the rich need to pay their ‘fair share.’ 

But in 2017, multi-millionaire Joe Biden skirted his payroll taxes — the very taxes that fund Medicare and Obamacare,’ said Representative Jim Banks, of Indiana, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

‘According to the criteria CRS provided to my office, he owes the IRS and the American people hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes.

Every American should know about Joe Biden’s tax hypocrisy,’ Banks added.  

If this had happened to Donald Trump, it would be the leading story on all the major networks and the focal point of every late-night TV comedian – for days. However, since Biden is the center, expect this story to fade from notice. (That is called “liberal privilege.”)

As a point of curiosity, survey the news over the weekend and on Monday morning to see how much fuss has been made over Biden owing half a million dollars in back taxes. I suspect it will be little to no coverage; certainly not the stuff of detailed and deeply researched reporting. And once you realize this, reflect on my next statement…

Sorry, I have to say it. I told you so!



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Has the Left lost their collective minds? A chat with Jeff Charles

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Podcast #110 – Has the Left lost their collective minds? A chat with Jeff Charles

Today, Jeff Charles and I had a meeting of the minds to lament the left and make wacky predictions (well, I did anyway) about the future of Democrats, Republicans and the rest of the country. These were our talking points:

  • Wokeism is a religion.  
  • Liberal privilege is real. 
  • Nobody cancels culture like the left. 
  • Impeaching Biden may sound good but, will it happen? 
  • Would a Vice President Harris be worse?
  • Despite the propaganda of the activist media, people still do not like VP Harris. Why? 
  • Defund the police and replace them with federalized troops the elites control. 
  • Its not Democrat vs Republicans, its a globalist Uni-party against us all. 
  • Will 2022 be a political bloodbath for the Democrats?  
  • Its so important to pay attention to the primary races! 
  • If not Trump in 2024, who should be the Republican nominee?
  • Who will be the next Democrat to run for President? 

And so much more…

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Contributor for RedState and LibertyNation. Co-Host of Red+Black Show and A Fresh Perspective Podcast. Jeff Charles is the host of “A Fresh Perspective” podcast and co-host of the Red + Black Show. Jeff is also a freelance writer and political contributor who has appeared on Fox Soul and the First TV Network. He enjoys reading, binging TV shows, learning to play the banjo (badly), and all things nerdy.

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Job Hunting? UnVaxxed? Winter is Coming.

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Job Hunting? UnVaxxed? Winter is Coming.

Rent.com surveyed more than a thousand renters about jobs, household expenses, average rent and financial issues. The data they collected did not paint an optimistic picture. In a nutshell…

For many renters, buying a home is now well out-of-reach

Rent is going up (almost 10 percent)

Worst of all, in July, 6.4 million people were behind in their rent

The solution for many will be to a) get another job or b) get an additional job. However, that may prove more difficult than in times past due to Covid-19 concerns. Here are some stats from ResumeBuilder [Published on September 16, 2021].

To gauge how employers are handling hiring in the time of COVID vaccines, ResumeBuilder.com surveyed 1,250 hiring managers across the U.S. this August regarding their preferences for seeing vaccine statuses on resumes, as well as their company’s COVID-19 vaccine policies.

Key Findings:

  • 33% of hiring managers will automatically eliminate resumes that don’t include a COVID-19 vaccine status
  • 69% of hiring managers are more likely to hire someone who has already been vaccinated against COVID-19
  • As of August 2021, 63% of companies are mandating COVID-19 vaccines for employees

For people who choose not to be vaccinated, life is increasingly being complicated. As such, I predict that we will see LOTS more freelance platforms where people can hustle up next month’s rent. One such platform is Braintrust Network, a decentralized gig platform that allows users to keep 100% of their earnings. The Hustle discussed Braintrust Network in their newsletter. Here is a quote…

Freelancing is hotter than ever in a post-pandemic economy, but it has downsides — one being the 20%-40% cuts taken by talent sites like Upwork and Toptal.

Braintrust Network is looking to change that

The nonprofit is building a user-owned tech talent network that removes middlemen and lets talent set their own rates, keeping 100% of what they earn. Clients are charged a 10% flat fee, used to fund network operations.

Braintrust promises access to Fortune 1000 clients, from Nestlé to Nike to NASA, and the company matches talent with clients.

Braintrust says this system means talent keeps 20%-45% more of their earnings, and companies save 50%-75% more than they would with traditional hiring.

If you choose to not get vaccinated (your body, your choice) its not a bad thing to have a side hustle to fall back on; especially if you think your job may be in jeopardy because of it. Along those lines, here are more resources for your consideration.


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China is not our friend – Part 2

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Podcast #109 – China is not our friend – Part 2 #Evergrande

Because you demanded it! I have another chat with Marcel Grzanna about China (CCP) and how they are not our friend. In this conversation we discuss how the Evergrande crisis in China is hurting China’s economy and what that might mean for the world. Additional topics include… 

  • The CCP (Chinese Communist Party)  is not our friend.
  • Is CCP takeover of Taiwan imminent? 
  • What would happen if Taiwan was a USA territory? 
  • The left doesn’t acknowledge Chinese censorship. Do they approve of it?
  • Evergrande is a symptom of China’s economic woes
  • Is China afraid of its own people? How close has China come to being overthrown?
  • China’s changing child policies
  • China has been at cold war with the USA a lot longer than the USA has been at cold war with China
  • Russia and China becoming BFFs? That’s not good, is it?

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Marcel Grzanna is the co-host of Poking With Chopsticks. How dictatorships work – Freelance writers Qin Liwen and Marcel Grzanna discuss Chinese government’s authoritarian policies and strategies and put it into perspective with their own real-life-experiences.

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Why were we surprised by Biden’s immigration policy?

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Why were we surprised by Biden’s immigration policy? 

Presently, the United States has no southern border. Many people are surprised by this, only because they have not been paying attention to what President Joe Biden has been saying since at least 2019. Follow the timeline.

September 19, 2021

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton slammed Biden on the border crisis, saying his policy has enabled the ongoing crisis.

July 15, 2021

NY Post reported, “Data shows illegal border crossings on pace to top 1M this month.” Here is a quote…

More than 1 million illegal crossings of the US-Mexico border will have been attempted over the first seven months of 2021, preliminary data indicates — defying expectations that the illegal immigration crisis would ease as temperatures climbed.

While US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have yet to release the official number of border encounters that took place last month, The Washington Examiner reported that initial calculations put the total at 188,000, an increase of just over 4 percent from the 180,034 apprehended in May.

If confirmed, the number of southwestern border stops would be the most in any month of June for at least 21 years. It would also be an 80 percent increase over the number of apprehensions in June 2019 and a whopping 469 percent increase over the number of encounters in June 2020, when migration patterns were affected by the coronavirus

October 22, 2020

Candidate Joe Biden promised a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants during the 2020 Presidential Debate

June 27, 2019

Biden says immigrants whose only crime is being in the country illegally “should not be the focus of deportation.”

So, based on all the above news footage, one should not be surprised by the border crisis. Indeed, it could be argued that Biden knows exactly what he is doing in dissolving the southern border. It is not incompetence as I (and so many others) once believed. How can I make that claim? By holding Biden accountable to his own words. It has always been his plan to dissolve the border and in effect, destroy our national sovereignty. For what is a country if it has no borders?

Now for giggles, let’s flashback to 2007 when Senator Joe Biden said this at the Rotary Club in Columbia, South Carolina. To quote The Huffington Post

“Folks, I voted for a fence,” the then-senator from Delaware can be heard saying, referencing his backing of the Secure Fence Act. “I voted, unlike most Democrats ― and some of you won’t like it ― I voted for 700 miles of fence. But, let me tell you, we can build a fence 40 stories high ― unless you change the dynamic in Mexico and ― and you will not like this, and ― punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when, in fact, they hire illegals. Unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing.”

Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton ― both of whom were senators at the time ― also supported the bill.

Continuing, Biden, who launched his 2020 bid last month, raised several talking points currently championed by the man who may be his challenger, President Donald Trump.

“Now, I know I’m not supposed to say it that bluntly, but they’re the facts, they’re the facts,” Biden told the crowd during his previous 2008 bid for the presidential election. “And so everything else we do is in between here. Everything else we do is at the margins. And the reason why I add that parenthetically, why I believe the fence is needed does not have anything to do with immigration as much as drugs.”

Biden then stated that “people are driving across that border with tons, tons, hear me, tons of everything from byproducts for methamphetamine to cocaine to heroin, and it’s all coming up through corrupt Mexico.”

Wow! That’s quite a difference from the President Biden of today, isn’t it? And just in case you think that quote is a bunch of malarkey, watch the video for yourself.

I wonder what happened to transform the then Senator Biden into the President Biden of today? I also wonder if its possible to switch him back? America needs more of “Senator Biden” who wanted to protect America’s border; he sounded a lot like Donald Trump.


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