Listen up. A society that stops thinking for themselves is a populace that is easily led, easily manipulated and easily controlled whether through propaganda, brainwashing, mind control, or just plain fear-mongering.
White House Resident Joe Biden told CBS’ Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” last week, “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s – but the pandemic is over.”
A few days later Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to all Congressional representatives that because of COVID and the “public health emergency is in effect” she was extending proxy voting until November 10, 2022.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded in the New York Post, saying “the Commitment to America champions policies to restore voters’ confidence in Congress, starting with ending Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proxy-voting abuse of power that allowed 90% of House Democrats to get paid without needing to show up for work.”
Democrats and RINOS are again using the COVID-19 pandemic as both psychological warfare disguised as a pandemic threat, and for unconstitutional political purpose. They are gaming the system.
Pelosi and Deep State operatives have repeatedly used COVID to persuade and force citizens to march in lockstep with a police state.
The more nimble and quick Americans recognized the Pelosi-Fauci types were ratcheting up the fear-factor. In retrospect, we know it was a sham–a carefully calibrated crisis set up in time for the 2020 Election and beyond. Part of the control included teaching and training the more gullible to distrust any who diverge from the norm: stay home, wear a mask, get a dangerous shot, vote by mail, etc.
As science writer David Robson explains: “Fears of contagion lead us to become more conformist and tribalistic… Daily reminders of disease may even sway our political affiliations… Various experiments have shown that we become more conformist and respectful of convention when we feel the threat of a disease… the evocative images of a pandemic led [participants in an experiment] to value conformity and obedience over eccentricity or rebellion.”
This is not a new experiment in mind control.
Add the government’s bias and capabilities to monitor online activity and change truth to so-called “disinformation,” and we settle in with false polices for speech, assembly, worship and employment. Using the three giant propaganda megaphones of…
…ensures that facts conform to whatever version of reality the progressive propagandists embrace.
“…it is an illusion to believe that we as conservatives or as Christians can retreat into our private spaces, drive our pick-up truck to school or to work, pray in church, and (those who oppose Christianity) will leave us unmolested,” Dinesh D’Souza explained it back in 2016.
The policing of your mind in schools, in the military, on television and in news media reveals the dangers of how information and communication sources are gradually being linked together into a single computerized network. The result is intended to be your unrecognized and near anonymous control of what you will see broadcasted, what will hear, and ultimately what you will think.
Consider the state and federal level hate crime legislation that is intended to subdue so-called “hateful” thoughts and expression.
🔹It encourages and trains self-censoring and reduces free debate on various subject matter.
🔹The end goal of these mind-control campaigns—packaged in the guise of the greater good—is to see how far the American people will allow the government to go in re-shaping the country in the image of a totalitarian police state.
Do you recognize NEW WORLD ORDER and WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM creeping forward yet?
🔹The government’s fear-mongering is yet another key element in its mind-control programming.
🔹The formula is a simple tried and tested one. National crises, global pandemics, reported terrorist attacks, and sporadic shootings leave us in a constant state of fear.
🔹The emotional panic that accompanies fear actually shuts down the prefrontal cortex or the rational thinking part of our brains. In other words, when we are consumed by fear, we stop thinking.
🔹Fear not only increases the power of government, but it also divides the people into factions, persuades them to see each other as the enemy and keeps them screaming at each other so that they drown out all other sounds. In this way, they will never reach consensus about anything and will be too distracted to notice the police state closing in on them until the final crushing curtain falls.
The frightening part for me is that so many Americans don’t even realize they are being brainwashed—manipulated—into adopting an “us” against “them” mindset. All the while, those in power—bought and paid for by lobbyists and corporations—move their costly agendas forward.
One of the great American theorists, Edward L. Bernays was my introduction to propaganda studies originally going back to the late 1970s. What he referred to as “an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country,” makes more sense now. We call it the “Deep State.”
Thank you for reading Part 1 of our Social Engineering Manipulation series.
Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) is presented as a voter roll maintenance system for some states to keep their voter registration lists current. But data indicates it is another tool (like Dominion Voting machines, Runbeck Elections ballot printers, Konnech voting tabulation, running Mules, USPS Union, etc.) to control and manipulate elections.
ERIC was originally funded by the Soros Open Society to bloat the voter rolls. Evidence indicates ERIC is politically compromised. For instance, the number of Michigan’s registered voters has climbed dangerously—and impossibly—to 104% of its Voting Aged Population (VAP).
ERIC is sold to states as a way to purge invalid and ineligible voters. But again, facts show this is not so true.
Currently, 31 states have been lobbied and pay for this service: AL, AK, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NV, NM, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, DC, WV, and WI.
Below is a list of the 2020 voter registration numbers for the ERIC member states, expressed as total voter registration/total citizen voting age population.
Fifteen (50%) of the ERIC states, as highlighted, have voter rolls containing more registrations than their citizen voting age populations.
These numbers are from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission website, 2020 Election Administration and Voting Survey Report.
Here are the stats from non- member states, divided into “Blue” and “Red”,.
🔹NONE of the Red State non-members have rolls in excess of their voting age population.
🔹Fifty percent of the Blue State non-members have voter rolls in excess of their voting age populations. These are also highlighted.
The average for registrations/eligible population for ERIC members is 98.85%. This does not count the District of Columbia, which is a member, but figures were not available.
This same average, for 18 of the 19 non-member states is 92.98%.
🔹Dividing that group into Blues and Reds, there are 6 Blue non-member states at average rolls of 100.4%, exceeding their voting age populations.
🔹The Red non-members average 89.3%.
Last week in Michigan, Rep. Ann Bollin (R), Chair of House Elections & Ethics Committee, announced, “We have initiated a deeper dive on our end with our legal counsel as we prep for an oversight hearing or letter of inquiry.”
Bollin’s announcement came in response to Michigan Fair Elections’ urgent warning that Verity Vote had exposed ERIC as politically compromised. The Representative’s announcement followed months of citizen research and a steady rain of alarming evidence surrounding ERIC, and it signaled the ship of state may be turning.
Meanwhile, the countdown clock ticks toward November’s mid-term elections, and ERIC continues to insert bias and bloat into the state’s qualified voter files. Legislative leaders are left with scant options to avert a looming election integrity crisis.
People have long known that ERIC obstructs transparency. It registers noncitizens, enjoys illegal access to Michigan residents’ personal information, and fails to remove moved, ineligible and dead voters. But on June 17, Verityvote.us, led by citizen investigator Heather Honey, demonstrated that the left-wing organization had crossed a red line.
“The primary effect of ERIC is to grow the voter rolls by converting eligible-but-unregistered (EBU) persons into registered voters. States divulge to ERIC personally identifying information of unregistered residents, including people who have declined to register for privacy reasons. FOIAs reveal that ERIC is sharing EBU records with Zuckerberg-funded CEIR.”
President Donald J. Trump accomplished more to support America in four years than Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Bill and Hillary Clinton in their lifetimes.
🔹Violent crime fell every year Tump was in office after rising during the two years before he was elected. Under Biden, crime has drastically increased.
🔹Trump removed over 8,200 government employees from their Deep State positions and had planned to remove at least 20,000 more.
🔹Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil. Biden destroyed that.
🔹 Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money-saving information.
🔹Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.
🔹Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms.
🔹The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaced a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country’s highest-paid workers.
🔹Trump signed 3 bills to benefit Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs, and the third gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.
🔹Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch.
🔹Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences.
🔹Low-wage workers benefitted from higher minimum wages and from corporations that were increasing entry-level pay.
🔹Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land.
🔹Trump signed the Save our Seas Act which funds $10 million per year to clean tons of plastic & garbage from the ocean.
🔹He signed a bill allowing some drug imports from Canada so that prescription prices would go down.
🔹Trump signed an executive order forcing all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services so that Americans could comparison shop and know how much fewer providers charge insurance companies.
🔹When signing that bill he said no American should be blindsided by bills for medical services they never agreed to in advance.
🔹Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan.
🔹Hospitals became required to post their standard charges for services, which include the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept.
🔹In the eight years prior to President Trump’s inauguration, prescription drug prices increased by an average of 3.6% per year. Under Trump, drug prices year-over-year declined. Under Biden, they have increased.
🔹Trump created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.
🔹VA employees were being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 Deep State VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended.
🔹Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.
🔹Because of a bill signed and championed by Trump, in 2020, most federal employees saw their pay increase by an average of 3.1% — the largest raise in more than 10 years.
🔹Trump signed into law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers.
🔹Trump administration provided HIV prevention drugs for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years.
🔹Prior to the year of the fake news and Democrat pandemic scheme, there was an all-time record sales during the 2019 holidays.
🔹 Trump signed an order allowing small businesses to group together when buying insurance to get a better price.
FOCUS ON BLACK AMERICANS
🔹President Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act to provide funding for states to develop maternal mortality reviews to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions & largely focuses on reducing the higher mortality rates for Black Americans.
🔹 In 2018, President Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice bill that enacted reforms that make our justice system fairer and help former inmates successfully return to society.
🔹The First Step Act’s reforms addressed inequities in sentencing laws that disproportionately harmed Black Americans and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes.
🔹The First Step Act expanded judicial discretion in the sentencing of non-violent crimes.
🔹Over 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans.
🔹The First Step Act provides rehabilitative programs to inmates, helping them successfully rejoin society and not return to crime.
🔹 Trump increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by more than 14%.
🔹Trump signed legislation forgiving Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.
🔹New single-family home sales increases up 31.6% in October 2019 compared to just the year prior.
🔹 Made HBCUs a priority by creating the position of executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
🔹Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award at a historically black college for his criminal justice reform accomplishments.
POVERTY DOWN EMPLOYMENT UP
🔹 The poverty rate fell to an 18-year low of 11.1% under the Trump administration as a result of a jobs-rich environment.
🔹Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans reached their lowest levels since the U.S. began collecting such data.
🔹President Trump signed a bill to create five national monuments, expand several national parks, add 1.3 million acres of wilderness, and permanently reauthorize the Land and Water, Conservation Fund. Biden’s Executive Order cancelled this.
🔹 Trump’s USDA committed $124 Million to rebuild rural water infrastructure.
🔹Consumer Confidence and Small Business Confidence reached an all-time high. Under Biden, historical lows.
🔹More than 7.6 million jobs were created under Trump.
🔹More Americans were employed under Trump than ever recorded before in our history.
🔹Almost 500,000 manufacturing jobs were created.
FIERCELY FOUGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING WITH RECORD RESULTS
🔹 Through Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) initiative, Federal law enforcement more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged by 75% in ACTeam districts.
🔹Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) dismantled an organization that was the internet’s leading source of prostitution-related advertisements resulting in sex trafficking.
🔹 Trump’s OMB published new anti-trafficking guidance for government procurement officials to more effectively combat human trafficking.
🔹 Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations arrested over 1,588 criminals associated with Human Trafficking.
🔹Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services provided funding to support the National Human Trafficking Hotline to identify perpetrators and give victims the help they need.
🔹The hotline identified 17,805 potential human trafficking cases.
🔹Trump’s DOJ provided grants to organizations that support human trafficking victims – serving over 10,000 cases from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019.
🔹The Department of Homeland Security hired more victim assistance specialists, helping victims get resources and support.
🔹President Trump called on Congress to pass school choice legislation so that no child is trapped in a failing school because of his or her zip code.
🔹He signed funding legislation in September 2018 that increased funding for school choice by $42 million.
🔹The tax cuts signed into law by President Trump promoted school choice by allowing families to use 529 college savings plans for elementary and secondary education.
🔹Under his leadership, ISIS lost its territory and was dismantled. They are back with Biden in charge.
🔹 ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was killed. Biden can’t bring him back.
🔹Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
🔹Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.
🔹Trump issued an Executive Order prohibiting the U.S. government from discriminating against Christians or punishing expressions of faith.
🔹 President Trump ordered a halt to U.S. tax money going to international organizations that fund or perform abortions.
🔹Trump imposed sanctions on the socialists in Venezuela who have killed their citizens.
🔹 Finalized new trade agreement with South Korea.
🔹Made a deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.
🔹Withdrew the U.S. from the job-killing TPP deal. Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam. Okay’d up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation.
🔹Had over 20 US hostages freed, including those Obama could not get freed.
🔹Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, the biggest change to copyright law in decades.
🔹Despite Nancy Pelosi’s resistance, Trump secured billions to fund building of the wall at our southern border.
* President Trump’s historic tax cut legislation included new Opportunity Zone Incentives to promote investment in low-income communities across the country. 8,764 communities across the country were designated as Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones spurred nearly $100 billion in long-term private capital investment in economically distressed communities across the country.
🔹Trump directed the Education Secretary to end Common Core.
🔹Trump signed the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund into law.
🔹Trump signed measure funding prevention programs for Veteran suicide.
🔹Companies brought back over a TRILLION dollars from overseas because of the TCJA bill that Trump signed.
🔹Manufacturing jobs grew at the fastest rate in more than 30 years while the Stock Market reached record highs. Median household income hit the highest level ever recorded.
LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT EVER
🔹 African-American unemployment was at an all-time low. 🔹 Hispanic-American unemployment was at an all-time low. 🔹 Asian-American unemployment was at an all-time low. 🔹Women’s unemployment rate was at a 65-year low. 🔹 Youth unemployment reached a 52-year low. 🔹We had the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded.
🔹The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. Biden destroyed that.
🔹95 percent of U.S. manufacturers were optimistic about the future— the highest ever. Under Biden, lowest in history.
🔹 Record number of regulations eliminated that hurt small businesses.
🔹Signed welfare reform requiring able-bodied adults who don’t have children to work or look for work if they’re on welfare.
FOUGHT BIG PHARMA
🔹Under Trump, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history.
🔹Reformed Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors 100’s of millions of $$$ this year alone.
🔹Signed Right-To-Try legislation allowing terminally ill patients to try an experimental treatment that wasn’t allowed before.
🔹 Secured $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic. Biden and Pelosi send much to Ukraine for kickbacks.
🔹Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
🔹 U.S. oil production reached an all-time high and we were not dependent on oil from the Middle East. Biden destroyed that.
🔹The U.S. became a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957. Biden destroyed that.
🔹 NATO allies increased their defense spending because of Trump’s pressure campaign.
🔹Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord in 2017 and that same year the U.S. still led the world by having the largest reduction in carbon emissions.
🔹Moved U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
🔹 Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
🔹Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.
🔹Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, to advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.
🔹 The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by Trump doubled the maximum amount of the child tax credit available to parents and lifted the income limits so more people could claim it.
🔹 The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) signed into law by Trump provided a tax credit equal to 20-35% of child care expenses, $3,000 per child & $6,000 per family + Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside up to $5,000 in pre-tax $ to use for child care.
🔹 In 2019 President Donald Trump signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (CARES) into law which allocated $1.8 billion in funding over the following five years to help people with autism spectrum disorder and to help their families.
🔹 In 2019 President Trump signed into law two funding packages providing nearly $19 million in new funding for Lupus specific research and education programs, as well as an additional $41.7 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most Lupus funding EVER.
In a past newsletter, now scrubbed off many internet sites and correspondence, evidence suggests a Chinese heavily-connected voting services company in Michigan has direct influence on American elections.
In a post entitled “Have Chinese Spies Infiltrated American Elections?”, independent and reliable reports from Kanecka The Great revealed a past statement written by Eugene Yu, the Founder & CEO of Konnech Inc., the election company based out of East Lansing, Michigan.
“After the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, with the continuous development of political and economic reform, all kinds of election activities will become more and more a norm,” Yu wrote.
“We have a senior professional team that has been engaged in election service and management for a long time, and we have the experience of overseas election internship and exchange,” he continued.
“We can provide the most professional election consulting service and election activity solutions for all places and levels of Party committees, NPCs, CPPCCs, trade unions, overseas Chinese Federation, women’s federations, Communist Youth League; villages, towns, streets, communities and units that have the need for election and evaluation of priorities.”
[All Chinese translated with Google & DeepL]
This quote is from the now-deleted website for the Chinese company, Jinhua Yulian Network Technology Co.
Yu, who graduated from Zhejiang University in 1982 before receiving his MBA from Wake Forest University in 1988, founded Michigan’s Konnech Inc. on March 20, 2002, registering the domain “www.konnech.com” a month later.
On November 29, 2005, the Michigan CEO whose Chinese name is Jianwei Yu (于建伟), founded Jinhua Yulian Network Technology Co. in Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, China.
On February 25, 2006, Yu registered the website “www.yu-lian.cn” for his Chinese election company to his American election company’s email address “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
In a 2013 archived version of the website, Yu referred to the former Chinese President as “Comrade Jiang Zemin” as he wrote in Chinese:
“After a lot of practice and many years of scientific and technological investment, in line with the principle of “political tasks first and economic benefits of enterprises second”, our company has perfected and formed the whole set of election management theory and software tools in line with China’s national conditions.”
“We hope to ride on the spring breeze of political reform and provide you with election consulting services and election campaign management in line with China’s national conditions based on our democratic election campaigns with Chinese characteristics.”
On a website page labeled “Success Stories”, Yu listed in Chinese; “Election Management Solutions, Detroit, Michigan, USA”, “Election Volunteer Management System”, “Election District Point Management System”, “Election Warehouse Management System”, “Election Call Help Service Center”, and lastly, “US Overseas Voter Election Management System”, a program in which he managed voting for U.S. citizens and military service members residing overseas.
Yu, who previously redirected traffic from his Chinese election company’s website “www.yu-lian.cn” to his American election company’s website “www.konnech.com”, even prominently featured the same banner image on the top of both of his websites.
Kanecka The Great’s investigation into Eugene Yu and Konnech Inc. began two weeks ago after Catherine Englebrecht of TrueTheVote and Gregg Phillips of OPSEC organized an event on Saturday, August 13th in Arizona called “the Pit”.
During that event, they revealed that they had been part of a year-long investigation into Konnech with federal law enforcement after discovering a Konnech server’s IP address switched locations between Zhejiang, China, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“What they found was shocking: they found data that included personal details of nearly 1.8 million US poll workers. Details like their names, phone numbers, addresses, etc. Even the names of family members: things that might routinely be collected when you hire someone and issue them a paycheck.
But they also reportedly found rich details about where election machines were located, including floorplans of buildings used in elections. Nominally, this information would be of use by the election agencies, because the application they were using helped them track their election machine inventory.
But none of this should have been left out in the open for just anyone to see; and it sure as hell shouldn’t have been done in China.”
In Kanecka The Great’s investigation, he was able to use Linkedin profiles, Facebook posts, domain registrations, internet archives, company patents, and Chinese search engines among other open-source tools to string together a disturbing connection between Konnech Inc. and two Chinese election companies — Jinhua Yulian Network Technology Co., Ltd. and Jinhua Hongzheng Technology Co., Ltd.
Subsequently, Kanecka The Great researched and wrote about the connections between these companies and their two founders — Eugene Yu and Lin Yu — in three articles and numerous socialmedia posts over the last two weeks:
These articles document how Konnech Inc.:
🔹previously built a “communication platform” for the Confucius Institute,
🔹how the American company has been hiring Chinese coders for their “branch in Jinhua, Zhejiang” since at least 2005,
🔹how Australian Parliament Members complained about these Chinese coders during their 2020 election,
🔹how one of the Chinese companies named Hongzheng Technology — after being founded by Lin Yu on April 13, 2015, and registered to Eugene Yu’s Michigan website on July 31, 2015 — has been building voting technology for China’s National People’s Congress in partnership with Lenovo, Huawei, China Unicom, China Telecom, and China Mobile.
Yesterday, an independent journalist named, Digger Sleuth — who published this monumental article on August 16th which laid the foundation for my Chinese research — discovered the archived version of Eugene Yu’s “www.yu-lian.cn”.
Perfectly linking a voting technology company in Australia, Canada, and the United States — through Konnech Inc., Eugene Yu, Yulian Network Co., Lin Yu, Red Date Software Co., and Hongzheng Technology Co. — to a Chinese Communist Party election company partnered with China’s largest telecom giants in Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, China.
Sometimes, if you are capable, it is a good idea to know where you stand.
Those of us who know some history tend to understand (where we stand) versus those who skip the historical lessons.
Those who spend their time on less reading, more television propaganda, lots of video gaming, and indoctrination activities have no clue where they are standing.
A lot of times, you’ll get exactly what you put up with, no more and no less.
Once you start catering to people’s pathologies, it seldom ends well or at a reasonable point.
One of the best rules to live by is if you realize there’s something you should do, but you’re afraid to do it, you MUST do it. It’s hard at first, but after you overcome your fears enough times, you learn to live a life without fear.
Not that you feel it, you do, but once you believe you can force yourself to act even though you’re afraid, fear isn’t that troubling of an emotion.
Unless you understand both sides of the argument, you don’t understand the argument.
If you listen to God when He whispers, He won’t have to lead a whale into your life to swallow you in order to get your attention.
If someone couldn’t tell what your priorities are by watching you for a week, maybe you’re fooling yourself about your priorities.
It is time. Honor those who fought and advocated for our freedoms. Do your duty.
Vote in person. Share wisdom, truth and real history. Less TV (far less). Read. Walk. Smile. Defend freedom. Pray.
Do you remember when President Donald J. Trump called COVID-19 “The Wuhan Virus” or the “China Virus”?
After all, as customary, viruses named from their source of origin (think Ebola, German Measles, Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Spanish Flu, West Nile, etc.) was as common as hurricanes being designated in alphabetic order with female titles–Hurricanes Agnes, Camille, Carla, Carol, Donna, Edna, Katrina, and so on. Eventually they took turns with male names–Andrew, Gilbert, Harvey, Hugo and so on.
WUHAN, ‘CHICAGO OF CHINA’
Wuhan, a city of 11 million, is called “the Chicago of China.” It is both an economic juggernaut and a transportation hub—railroads, roads, highways connecting travelers to other Chinese cities.
The annual GDP of Wuhan reaches a staggering $220 billion dollars.
Over 230 foreign Fortune 500 companies have offices in Wuhan and do business there. At least 80 foreign countries fund companies in the city.
Wuhan is a victim of her growth, especially concerning toxic smog, pollution and monumental citizen protests. Who remembers the 1989 Tiananmen massacre?
In the eyes of the Communist government of China, citizens of Wuhan and beyond need to be controlled. The New World Order and World Economic Forum subscribe to the same philosophy.
HEALTH, COMMUMICATIONS, & ELECTIONS: THE PERFECT STORM
It was in Wuhan that China Telecom established the world’s first massive 5G network.
To control the masses, they rolled out the technology in airports, railway stations and other areas of the city.
By 2020, 5G was located in Wuhan universities, hospital and communication facilities.
In the meantime, by December 2019, 27 people were confirmed with a new Wuhan virus from a relatively new Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory in the city. Remember, Anthony Fauci helped this lab.
Less than a month later, in January 2020, a man in his 30s, was the first confirmed American to have this new “coronavirus” near Bill Gates’ home in Seattle, Washington state.
Washington health officials placed this patient in isolation at Providence Regional Medical Center – Everett, near his home in Snahomish County.
After months of studies, more evidence indicates the Wuhan fifth generation [5G] wireless communications radiation [WCR]) rapidly spread globally.
Today, strong evidence points to a statistical correlation to international communities with recently established 5G networks.
Even more alarming, is the growing amount of peer-reviewed scientific literature on the detrimental bioeffects of WCR identifying how this contributed to the Wuhan Virus (COVID-19) pandemic as a toxic environmental cofactor.
Evidence shows 5G WCR may:
(1) cause morphologic changes in erythrocytes (red blood cells) including echinocyte and rouleaux formation that can contribute to hypercoagulation;
(2) impair microcirculation and reduce erythrocyte and hemoglobin levels exacerbating hypoxia;
(3) amplify immune system dysfunction, including immunosuppression, autoimmunity, and hyperinflammation;
(4) increase cellular oxidative stress and the production of free radicals resulting in vascular injury and organ damage;
(5) increase intracellular Ca2+essential for viral entry, replication, and release, in addition to promoting pro-inflammatory pathways;
(6) worsen heart arrhythmias and cardiac disorders.
The connections to Vice President Kamala Harris, Chief Justice John Roberts and ex-FBI Director James Comey to the Chinese Communist Party controlled Konnech election software company based in Lansing, Michigan were explained in THIS PREVIOUS ARTICLE.
Recall that soon after the stolen 2020 election, attorney Sidney Powell revealed that two men, Lord Malloch-Brown (chairman of the board) and Sir Nigel Knowles were the primary leaders of SGO Smartmatic. When Powell mentioned their names, attorney Rudy Giuliani began perspiring profusely.
SGO Smartmatic was/is part of the Paragon company.
Malloch-Brown is a close associate of George Soros and his Open Society Foundation, Quantum Fund, Soros Financial Management and was a Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.
The attorneys for some of Paragon’s leading companies are from–what many investigators argue is the most corrupt British based law firm on earth–DLA Piper.
🔹James Comey’s brother, Peter, worked for DLA Piper from 2011-2018 (primarily Obama years).
🔹Kamala Harris’ husband, Douglas C. Emhoff, worked for DLA Piper from 2017-2021. Knowles was Kamala’s husband’s boss.
🔹Jane Sullivan Roberts, wife of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, works on DLA Piper for “executive recruitment.” Knowles was the DLA Piper chairman when Jane Roberts took on DLA Piper as a client.
SGO Smartmatic that controls all election systems, including Dominion, worldwide – the various company names (Smartmatic, Hart InterCivic, Sequoia, Premier, Diebold, ES&S) are a shell game since they all have common Optech software.
Now that we know about SGO Smartmatic, Dominion and other systems use Optech software, we need to introduce you to another company: Konnech.
The Communist Chinese government owns and runs Konnech. They are advertised and doing business as a “U.S. software company used by ‘thousands of Election Offices across North America.’
Konnech is embedded and used extensively by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Today, Konnech’s software helps manage a tremendous amount of poll workers, polling locations, campaigns, assets, mail-in ballots, and supplies necessary to run elections in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
TRUE THE VOTE STEPS IN
Dinesh D’Souza’s blockbuster documentary, “2000 Mules” released in the summer of 2022 revealed how hundreds of thousands of fake ballots stuffed voting boxes by paid Democratic operatives (Mules) in the 2020 Election.
The film focused on the detailed and exemplary investigative work of True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips.
Recently, the group revealed that Konnech is hosting election data on Chinese servers accessible by the CCP.
True the Vote says Konnech controls a great deal of personal information on 1.8 million U.S. election workers. They brought the evidence data to the FBI.
Indications are that the FBI may have threatened the investigative patriots and has so far done nothing with the information.
Konnech’s asset management software manages election day materials “utilizing a barcode tracking system with integrated GPS capabilities” just like they did for critical equipment used in thousands of voting locations in the U.S. 2020 Election.
Their ballot tracking software tracks mail-in ballots, prints ballots, offers signature comparison capabilities, and even scans “ballot packages and application images directly into the system for side by side verification against voter profiles.” Just ask the Secretaries of State for Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The CEO of Konnech Inc., is Eugene Yu a native Chinese who speaks English. He graduated from Zhejiang University in Zhejiang, China, with a bachelors degree in 1982 and from Wake Forest University with an MBA in 1988.
Konnech’s software developers for elections throughout the world, including America, are in China. It is known as “Pollchief.”
A 2017 New York Times article indicated Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) “worked in tandem with Beijing to promote a pro-Chinese agenda and tamp down anti-Chinese speech in the U.S. and other Western campuses.”
Journalists and human rights groups have referred to the CSSA as government-organized non-governmental organizations used to surveil and report on Chinese students abroad. Tremendous Chinese donations have spurred significant influence in many American Universities, including the construction of Confucius Institute centers and curriculum.
Konnech previously built a ‘communication platform’ for the Confucius Institute.
In November 2006, the company posted on their Facebook page, “… Confucius Institute at Michigan State University has reached an agreement with Konnech, Inc. to build ChineseBrief.com—a unique interactive communication platform and Chinese language learning tool.”
Konnech CEO Yu is not the only employee from China. Software engineers and employees have graduated from numerous Chinese universities including Zhejiang University, Nanjing University, University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing Language and Culture University, China Agricultural University, and HuaZhong University of Science and Technology.
Konnech Software Engineer, Wang Xiang, graduated from China’s Nanjing University with a bachelors degree in Computer Science in 2012. He received a M.S. in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico where he managed the website of the ‘Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) of the University of New Mexico.
Note that the CSSA is the official organization for overseas Chinese students and scholars registered in most colleges, universities, and institutions outside of the People’s Republic of China.
IF THIS EXPLANATION DOESNT FRIGHTEN PEOPLE ENOUGH TO WAKE UP, WHAT WILL?
Henry Kissinger-99, George Soros-91, Jacob Rothschild-86, Pope Francis-85, Nancy Pelosi-82, Joe Biden-79, Bill Clinton-75, Hillary Clinton-74, Bill Gates-66, Valerie Jarrett-65, Barack Obama-60, Susan Rice-57.
Here’s a reliable take on how and why Susan Rice and her Joe Biden puppet have been failing miserably. It is from Benjamin Fulford of benjaminfulford.net.
The fake US President Biden failed to get oil on his recent begging trip to the Middle East. This means the countdown for the implosion of the US and Western Europe has begun. Revolution is in the air and there will be no turning back, multiple sources agree.
Biden’s handlers’ hoped to use Iran as an “enemy” in order to justify massive arms sales in exchange for oil. Saudi ambassador to Washington Remma bint Bandar Al Saud summed up the region’s thinking when she dismissed the “oil-for-security paradigm” as “outdated and reductionist.”
🔹No weapons for oil means no oil for the US and its’ client states. No oil means no economic activity.
The Khazarian mafia meanwhile, like a dying beast, is spitting out fear porn, bio-weapons and threatening war in a desperate effort to stave off the inevitable. However, their medical mafia is being systematically hunted down and killed.
Fulford submits that, “the result was US industry lost its competitiveness and over 50 years of trade deficits turned the US into the most indebted country in world history.”
“Then finally the rest of the world decided to stop lending money to the US in 2008, leading to the ‘Lehman shock,’” he continued.
Note, in September 2008, the collapse of Lehman Brothers set off a crisis that paralyzed financial markets around the world.
“The Americans were able to buy time then by promising to put a black communist in as president,” he stated, indicating the public should realize that “communism was created by the Vatican or should I say the P2 freemasons who control the Vatican and that Obama was/is their house slave.”
“In any case, the Obama ruse convinced the Asians to hand over 700 tons of gold to the Federal Reserve Board under Alan Greenspan,” Fulford claims. “This was leveraged over a thousand-fold to create $23 trillion that kept the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CORPORATION going until 2020.”
“When the money ran out in January of 2020 the Khazarian Mafia-controlled West responded with a massive bio-weapons and vaccine attack,” he stated. “They hoped to murder enough people so that they could stay in power. This effort has failed.”
OBAMA’S FRONTMAN BIDEN
“They also managed to get some funding for the US CORPORATION by promising to bring back Barack Obama with Joe Biden acting as his front man,” Fulford indicates.
“Now, as a result of general disgust with the antics of the fake Biden regime, this money has been cut off,” he explains. “This is the background to the truly historic events that are unfolding before our eyes.”
In the news, this can be seen in the fall of multiple governments and the isolation of the G7 from the rest of the world economy.
Fulford offers insight to Biden’s recent failed Beg For Oil visit to the Middle East.
“His failure to get continued free oil in exchange for money printed out of nothing is going to have ramifications far beyond the United States,” he surmises. “It will mean the end of the BIS, the UN, the EU and perhaps even the Papacy.”
To understand why this is, Fulford offers a historical review:
🔹The BIS, or central bank of central banks, was founded in 1930 using Asian gold.
🔹This gold was lent to the Germans to help them pay their obligations under the Treaty of Versailles signed at the end of World War I.
🔹In exchange, the Asians were promised the United Nations would be set up as a world parliament with the ancient royal families of East and West (the dragon family) acting as background supervisors.
🔹However, at the end of World War II the victorious allies reneged on their promise to spend the gold that was lent to them to develop the entire planet, Instead, their Marshall Plan only developed the countries they controlled (now known as the G7).
🔹In retaliation, the Asians cut off any further access to their gold.
🔹When the US ran out of gold, we had the “Nixon shock” of 1971. That is when the dollar was decoupled from gold.
🔹Instead, the countries of the world had to use dollars to buy oil.
“This was a giant sugar high to the US,” Fulford makes clear. “The countries of the world had to have a trade surplus with the US in order to buy oil. This led to a strong dollar and free money for the Americans.”
“However, the result was US industry lost its competitiveness and over 50 years of trade deficits turned the US into the most indebted country in world history.”
Where do people like Bill Gates and George Soros fit into this?
Soros, like Biden, and Henry Kissinger, may not be around much longer due to age and health. Perhaps their hope is in Gates and his contemporaries, as they continue on buying up businesses, farms, ranches, land and technologies to move their odd like agendas forward.
Fulford sums it up:
“When we look at what has happened to us, especially in the West, over the past two years, we can see that a powerful group has been trying to alter our genes with vaccines designed to turn us into domesticated animals.
“As Henry Kissinger once famously boasted: ‘In the future it will be as impossible for the ordinary people to rebel against us as it is for a sheep to rebel against a farmer.’
“We are fighting against a tribal group that wants to monopolize the ability to become superhuman. They want the rest of us to have short, ignorant lives of inescapable and permanent slavery.
In response to Democratic politicians recently asking Google to limit the appearance of pro-life clinics in Google search results, a Virginia-led multistate letter was sent to the CEO of Alphabet Inc.—the multinational Big Tech conglomerate of which Google is a part.
Attorneys General are urging the company not to discriminate against crisis pregnancy centers in search results and online advertising.
Google has been caving in to the far left progressive Democrats by taking away such pregnancy centers from their advertisements and Google Maps entries on their search site.
The letter asks Google to advise the 17 co-signing Attorneys General whether it has adjusted its search results and advertisements to discriminate against crisis pregnancy centers, and if so, how.
“Unfortunately, several national politicians now seek to wield Google’s immense market power by pressuring the company to discriminate against pro-life crisis pregnancy centers,” the letter says.
ASSAULT ON FREE SPEECH
“Complying with these demands would constitute a grave assault on the principle of free speech,” the attorneys general wrote. “‘Unbiased access to information,’ while no longer a component of Google’s corporate creed, is still what Americans expect from your company. ‘[S]tudies have found web users are more likely to find and trust news through search than social media sites.'”
They further explained the actions that would be taken against Google if it adheres to the Democrats’ “inappropriate demand.”
“Our offices will (1) conduct thorough investigations to determine whether this suppression violates the antitrust laws of the United States and our States; (2) investigate whether Google’s conduct amounts to an unlawful act of religious discrimination under state law; and (3) consider whether additional legislation—such as nondiscrimination rules under common carriage statutes—is necessary to protect consumers and markets,” the attorneys general noted.
“We trust that you will treat this letter with the seriousness these issues require, and hope you will decide that Google’s search results must not be subject to left-wing political pressure, which would actively harm women seeking essential assistance,” the letter reads. “If you do not, we must avail ourselves of all lawful and appropriate means of protecting the rights of our constituents, of upholding viewpoint diversity, free expression, and the freedom of religion for all Americans, and of making sure that our markets are free in fact, not merely in theory.”
UPDATE: August 24, 2022. Amazon has announced they will close its health service Amazon Care, reflecting a reversal in trajectory from the e-commerce giant’s recent ventures into the healthcare sector.
Amazon planned to buy One Medical for $3.9 billion to expand their growing healthcare empire. One Medical’s parent company, 1Life Healthcare, Inc., closed Thursday at $17.25, just below Amazon’s offered price of $18.
The massive retailer first entered into healthcare in 2019.
Here are six things to know about the deal and Amazon’s previous endeavors to invade the healthcare industry:
🔹One Medical is an app and website members use to book appointments, track health records and renew prescriptions.
🔹One Medical has yet to turn a profit since going public in 2020. In the first three months of 2022, losses reached $90 million.
🔹The acquisition of One Medical will pit Amazon against other companies such as UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, CVS Health and hospital systems that increasingly employ physicians.
🔹Amazon’s previous forays into healthcare include a $1 billion deal for a business to ship prescriptions nationwide and a venture to remake healthcare that companies offer to U.S. workers. They haven’t met with much success so far.
🔹In 2019, Amazon launched Amazon Care, a telehealth service it first offered to its employees. Last year, they indicated this would expand in offerings to other companies.
🔹Amazon also launched its own pharmacy business after buying online pharmacy PillPack two years ago, but the service has failed to gain meaningful traction so far, critics and rivals say.
Neil Lindsay, Senior Vice President of Amazon Health Services, said: “We think health care is high on the list of experiences that need reinvention. Booking an appointment, waiting weeks or even months to be seen, taking time off work, driving to a clinic, finding a parking spot, waiting in the waiting room then the exam room for what is too often a rushed few minutes with a doctor, then making another trip to a pharmacy – we see lots of opportunity to both improve the quality of the experience and give people back valuable time in their days.”
“We love inventing to make what should be easy easier and we want to be one of the companies that helps dramatically improve the healthcare experience over the next several years,” he continued. “Together with One Medical’s human-centered and technology-powered approach to health care, we believe we can and will help more people get better care, when and how they need it. We look forward to delivering on that long-term mission.”
Multiple sources have been indicating a massive disinformation operation by the Feds (FBI? CIA? Other operatives?) has been in play to counteract the illegal, corrupt and deviant actions of Hunter Biden being exposed.
“Those politicians who are compromised by their own deviant past are doing their best to lay low, not speak out about the Hunter laptop,” one D.C. area source said. “Democrats and Republicans alike, if they are not calling out the FBI or Biden on this, you can bet there’s a blackmail video or recording of them just waiting to be released.”
“There is so much pressure, self induced, that all it would take is one or two confessions to set off an explosion of information that could expose dozens of representatives, senators, judges and so many others involved in kickbacks, sex trafficking, and more,” he revealed.
In the last few weeks the Hunter Biden “operation” on social media related to Hunter Biden has stepped up to plant positive and false information.
However, a disturbing video of Hunter released on the internet has been confirmed to show Joe Biden’s son involved in a crack cocaine transaction while naked.
A nude Hunter is talking to a female about the size of the crack as the cocaine is being measured on a small weight scale.
According to The Gateway Pundit, who has access to Hunter’s Laptop information since late 2020,
We can confirm that this video and pictures are accurate because TGP has had access to this information since the fall of 2020. TGP had access to this phone backup information housed on Hunter’s laptop for this entire time.
Here is a sampling of social media posts about Hunter:
That is anxiety that comes from not knowing whether or not you will be able to make it to a charging station before the battery is depleted.
I talked with several Electric Vehicle (EV) owners and a mechanic to ask about the ins-and-outs of these cars and trucks.
“The first hard lesson I learned about owning an electric vehicle was the inconvenient charging,” Steve, who sold his 2018 model after just two years said.
Steve had to talk his employer into installing a charging unit at his place of work near downtown San Antonio, Texas to ensure he had enough power to make it home, 40 miles away in the Hill Country foothills near Boerne.
“Stop and start traffic on the highways made me nervous,” he explained. “I didn’t get home until close to midnight so I was constantly worried about power at night.”
“If I had it to do over again, I would have spent more time studying, but in retrospect, I can tell you as I experienced constant mechanical and electric maintenance and warranty issues, I changed my mind,” he continued. “When I began to read and hear about Biden’s Green Build Back Better policies, with impending demands imposed by the EPA and other governmental regulating bodies, I had enough. I took a $11,000 loss, but lessons learned, and now I’m relieved.”
“Charging ain’t free,” Ronald, another San Antonio EV owner announced. “I spent about $2,800 turnkey to install a high output (Level 2) charger in my garage. Before that, I had started by running an extension cord and trading the electrical socket back in forth for my kitchen stove and car battery. I couldn’t chance the possibility of needing to drive at night not knowing if I had enough charge in an emergency.”
“For long trips I had issues with ‘range anxiety for sure,” he said. “I’d plan to find a Wal-Mart or someplace to hangout while my car was charging.”
“I have a Mercedes-Benz EQS and get a bit over 400 miles on one charge,” Ronald added. “If I’m driving long distances it, of course, takes me quite a bit longer to get a full charge than those who just fill up with gas and move on.”
To get a real life estimate, using average KWh charging rates from Texas to California, CleverJourneys checked Tesla’s website calculator to compare cost and time between gas and electric charging.
It’s easy to understand why Joe Biden needed to get gasoline prices higher and availability more difficult. Two of his major campaign donors (over $200 million in contributions) profit considerably:
🔹George Soros bought heavily in Rivian EVs stock in Nov. 2021.
🔹Warren Buffet’s trains carry the oil that would have run through Keystone Pipeline that Biden cancelled on Day 1 of his White House term.
Current prices for charging an electric car at Walmart range anywhere from 12 cents to 99 cents per kW across the U.S. Most charge somewhere close to 30 cents.
“It just really depends on which Walmart or place you go to and what type of electric car you have,” Gary, a newly certified service EV repairman, explained. “They usually charge a buck ($1 fee) per charging session.”
Although Walmart and other places have installed superchargers, “it is not good to use them every day or too often,” Gary warned. “Supercharging your car daily can damage your battery health, and wear out its lifespan.”
“There’s a fee if you stay parked after your car is charged. ChargePoint gives you a 5-minute grace period to move your car after it’s finished,” said Gary.. “After that, it charges you 14 cents per minute up to a maximum of $5 per session.”
🔹According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average U.S. household pays nearly 14 cents per kWh.
“An electric car gets 3 to 4 miles per kWh,” Gary stated. “So divide the total miles you drive each month by 3 to get the kWh you would use monthly. Multiply that number by your cost per kWh. The dollar amount you get could be less than what you pay each month to buy gasoline. I think this is why Biden is causing gas prices to go up.”
🔹If someone drives about 1,183 miles per month (Americans drive an average of about 14,200 miles annually), an EV, will use about 394 kWh in that timeframe.
🔹Using the U.S. household average from June 2022 of nearly 14 cents per kWh, it would cost about $55 per month to charge an electric car.
🔹Figure an extra $38.50 per month to charge an electric car at home if you pay the average 14 cents. This is a 33% increase on the average electric bill, according to stats from the Energy Information Administration.
🔹Fully recharging the battery pack with a Level 1 or Level 2 charger can take up to 8 hours, and even fast charging stations take 30 minutes to charge to just 80 percent capacity.
LEVELS OF CHARGE
LEVEL 1 is the slowest and requires a regular 120-volt outlet, which you probably already have. Most EVs acquire roughly five miles per hour of charge when using Level 1 charging.
LEVEL 2 is a 240-volt electric circuit required for charging. This is commonly used for major appliances such as electric dryers, water heaters, and ovens. Installing one of these in a suitable location greatly increases charging capacity. With Level 2, most EVs can charge at a rate of about 35 miles per hour.
LEVEL 3 is the quickest charging station on the market, delivering massive amounts of power in a short amount of time. Modern EVs can charge up to 80% of their capacity in about 30 minutes. These should not be used often as it shortens battery life.
Not all DC fast chargers are created equal, as charger speed can vary from 24 kW to 350 kW, and not all cars are compatible with the fastest speeds or come close to their marketed capability in practice.
CURRENT SAMPLE CHARGING COST (June 2022)
Georgia: EVgo network charges rates by state, and it varies for Level 2 charging. On its website, the pay-as-you-go approach costs 30 cents per minute in Georgia. However, if you’re an EVgo Plus member, the rate drops to 24 cents per minute.
Illinois:Electrify America bills 43 cents per kWh for guests and 31 cents per kWh for paid members; EVGo bills between 22 and 30 cents depending on membership status; those billing rates can change based on location.
Some studies show that you can save around $14,000 on fuel costs if you drive an electric car for about 15 years but sometimes this may not be enough to cover all the hidden costs that electric cars have. Some of these hidden costs that you may encounter could cost thousands of dollars, with a few costing over $10,000.
THE NOTORIOUS BATTERIES
At the heart of all-electric automobiles are batteries — literally, the entire car is designed around them, and they’re the most expensive part of the car.
🔹Currently, all EVs sold in the U.S. come with an eight-year/100k mile warranty. Keep in mind that the average age for a vehicle on the road in the U.S. is 12.1 years. EVs average age is unknown.
🔹At some point the cost to replace the battery is more than your vehicle might be worth — estimates range between $6,000 and $20,000 depending on the model.
“The most expensive repair made on an EV is most likely going to be the high-voltage battery,” Gary commented. “Not anyone can do this type of work and it’s something that should only be done by a trained specialist at a proper repair facility.”
“This is due to the very high-voltage danger as well as maintaining proper repair procedures,” he added. “These replacement parts will come directly from the dealer. There’s just not much competition among parts manufacturers to drive prices down.”
🔹These lithium batteries are benign when compared to Nickel-Cadmium cells or even other automotive compounds like brake fluid. This means it’s considered toxic in our waste stream, and no one is prepared for the volume of used batteries headed to scrap yards.
🔹The EPA reported in 2021 that at least 65 landfill fires were caused by lithium-ion battery waste.
🔹These batteries are extremely heavy with some weighing up to 1,400 lbs.
🔹EVs have a shorter range than gas-powered cars. Most models only range between 60 and 120 miles per charge and some luxury models might make it to 300 miles per charge.
For comparison, gas powered vehicles will average around 300 miles on a full tank of gas, and more fuel efficient vehicles getting much higher driving ranges. This can be an issue when looking at EVs if you take long trips. Availability of charging stations can make AEVs less suitable for activities like road trips.
HIGHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS
🔹According to bankrate.com, the average annual premium in the U.S. for a gas car is $1,655. The much higher EV premiums are mostly due to the high purchase price and the high cost of repairs.
🔹Steve said he shopped around a paid $2,300 a year for insurance his last year of ownership before he sold his EV.
🔹Electric vehicles will generally cost 25%-40% more than a gas car in terms of the insurance.
CHILD LABOR & ENVIRONMENT CONTROVERSIES
🔹Modern batteries require lithium, which can only be mined in a handful of countries.
🔹There is much controversy about young children being used to hand dig cobalt out of mines for long hours, 7 days each week.
🔹Once mined, this cobalt is used to produce thousands of small cylindrical cells, each of which must be carefully monitored—no trivial matter.
🔹You must add the cost of environmental and crash protection to prevent battery fires.
🔹Finding a vehicle inspection could be a challenge.
🔹A quick search across 12 states from California to Texas to Georgia to Michigan revealed EV registration fees to be between $50 to $250.
🔹This is primarily due to there being a tax on gas that is used to pay for new infrastructure. Many states want electric car owners to contribute to providing the services needed.
🔹Electric cars have a low center of gravity due to the placement of the battery pack, so tires can wear down more quickly than on gas-powered cars.
🔹Some EVs have a powertrain that needs to have its fluid replaced at periodic intervals, such as the Tesla Model S.
🔹EVs are especially at risk of battery issues in high and low temperatures. Cold weather can reduce your range in the short-term, while hot weather can reduce the overall battery life of your vehicle.
🔹Because the battery pack is located in the underbody of the vehicle, corrosion can be more damaging to EVs than to conventional cars. Wash off any road salt and other corrosive materials as soon as possible, and keep an eye out for corrosion on the charging port and other electrical components.