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Danhof–Of Foxes, Hens, and Amazon’s Corruption: Disgraced SPLC Blacklists Charities from ‘Smile’ Program
JUSTIN DANHOF15 May 2020163
Why is one of America’s most discredited and polarizing nonprofits allowed to control the charitable giving program of one of America’s richest companies? And why is that nonprofit allowed to reap a windfall from that charitable program while restricting access to organizations with which it disagrees politically?
These are questions that someone at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) really needs to start asking. Until then, we at the Free Enterprise Project (FEP) are demanding answers and a course correction to this fraudulent scheme.
The nonprofit in question is the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and the corporate charitable platform is the AmazonSmile program. Amazon claims that it will donate 0.5 percent of all eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile towards a charity of the customer’s choice.
That’s a lie.
It’s a lie because not all charities are eligible for AmazonSmile. Customers don’t always get to choose their charity of choice, because many IRS-recognized charities are excluded from participation. And here’s the rub: Amazon doesn’t pick and choose eligible nonprofits itself. The fox that guards that henhouse is the staff at the SPLC.
You read that right. Amazon allows a collection of bigoted leftists to run its charitable giving program.
A far-left organization that started with a noble goal of advancing civil rights, the SPLC has morphed into a group that currently exists primarily to smear conservatives and Americans of faith. And while many of its worst attributes were a long-kept internal secret scantly reported on in the local Alabama press, last year liberal publications such as the Washington Post and the New Yorker exposed SPLC’s scandals and finally admitted that it was little more than a fundraising machine whose “hate” system lacked credibility.
Writing in the New Yorker, former SPLC staffer Bob Moser wrote that “it was hard, for many of us, not to feel like we’d become pawns in what was, in many respects, a highly profitable scam,” and went on to note that SPLC co-founder Morris Dees “viewed civil-rights work mainly as a marketing tool for bilking gullible Northern liberals.” Also last year, Dees and SPLC President Richard Cohen both resigned in disgrace when numerous allegations of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racial discrimination within the organization surfaced. However, the fundraising racket and unreliable hate labels that they created persist.
Today the SPLC is known mostly for publishing an annual “hate map,” which it claims is a census of the hate groups operating within the United States. In reality, this cynical yearly exercise is little more than a public listing of SPLC’s political enemies.
How else can one explain SPLC categorizing groups such as the Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) with the Ku Klux Klan? ADF is the nation’s preeminent legal advocate for religious liberty. Litigating to advance the principles espoused by America’s founders and enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, ADF has scored 10 victories at the United States Supreme Court since 2011. What exactly have the racists at the Ku Klux Klan done in that timeframe?
Everyone knows the Klan is a hate group. What the SPLC is trying to do is convince gullible leftists that conservative and religious organizations are morally equivalent to the KKK. It’s reprehensible and it’s fake news. And Amazon’s partnership lends a corporate veneer of credibility that only perpetuates this false narrative. Making this partnership even more duplicitous is the fact that the SPLC generates significant income – again from gullible leftists – through the AmazonSmile program.
At the Free Enterprise Project, we are fed up with Amazon’s support for these anti-religious zealots, and we are doing something about it. But we need your help.
We are calling on religious Americans and conservatives to stand up and demand an end to this insipid relationship. First, please sign our petition to voice displeasure with Amazon’s leadership. Second, if you are an Amazon investor, please vote for our shareholder resolution focused on the SPLC’s control over AmazonSmile.
In this resolution, we note that Amazon is engaging in viewpoint discrimination by letting the SPLC arbitrarily pick winners and losers for the Smile program. As leaders of a public company, Amazon’s board and management have a fiduciary legal obligation to act as stewards on behalf of all Amazon shareholders – not just those investors who hold radical leftist views.
The left is very adept at gaining traction for its shareholder proposals. It’s time to show businesses such as Amazon that conservative investors can also engage with the corporate ballot box and demand change.
Amazon, and many large American businesses, routinely take actions that offend conservative values. They do so with impunity because conservatives rarely coalesce to take on bad corporate actors and actions. It’s hard to fathom a corporate action more loathsome to the right than Amazon’s partnership with the SPLC. Let’s come together and put an end to it.
Justin Danhof is the general counsel of the National Center for Public Policy Research and the director of the Center’s Free Enterprise Project.
White trash at the White House.
Trump has become a deeply disturbed and disgraceful mofo.
Donald Trump Posts Video Celebrating Joe Biden In Coffin
U.S. President Donald Trump posted a video to Facebook Tuesday morning, edited to give the appearance that African Americans are celebrating the death of Biden’s campaign. In the video, men carrying a coffin dance and celebrate The video is doctored to show Biden’s name on the side of the coffin.
The original video is from BBC Africa, and focuses on funeral traditions in Ghana. There, funerals are celebrations, and in the video, we see the performance of dancers carrying a coffin, dropping to the ground, waving their arms, and otherwise performing in a celebratory manner. Trump’s edit, without the cultural context, looks less like a celebration of life than gloating over a death — of Biden’s campaign.
Less is more . . . . . .
or what ?
May 25, 2020
Has Trump been proven right yet again about the Wuhan virus?
By Andrea Widburg
President Trump is an extremely smart man who calibrates his speech to about the seventh-grade level in order to make sure all Americans, not just excessively verbal college graduates, understand him. His uncomplicated speech patterns lead leftists to the erroneous conclusion that Trump is stupid. That mistake, plus Trump Derangement Syndrome, explains why leftists instantly denigrated the predictions Trump made when the virus first broke in America.
Before Sunday, of Trump's three most significant predictions, two proved correct. Now there's news out of England that the virus's low infection rate is making it hard to put together a vaccine trial. This news proves that Trump's third prediction, that the disease would die out as summer neared, was right, too.
Trump's first important prediction about the Wuhan virus was that the virus's mortality rate would be much lower than the 3–4% that the WHO and the "experts" were promoting:
"Well, I think the 3.4% is really a false number," Trump said. "Now, this is just my hunch, but based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this, because a lot of people will have this, and it's very mild. They'll get better very rapidly. They don't even see a doctor. They don't even call a doctor. You never hear about those people."
The CDC just estimated that the coronavirus mortality rate is 0.26%:
The coronavirus fatality rate estimate has fallen, according to the latest estimates of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to 0.26%, far below previous estimates.
The updated CDC figures show a 0.4% death rate for symptomatic cases of coronavirus, down-grading the estimated fatality rate from 1% of symptomatic cases.
With the CDC now estimating that more than a third (35%) of coronavirus cases are completely asymptomatic, the total fatality rate for the coronavirus is now believed to be 0.26%.
Trump also announced his hope that hydroxychloroquine would be a game-changer:
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The media instantly declared that hydroxychloroquine, a drug that’s been used safely for decades to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, was a deadly toxin. Studies do indicate that hydroxychloroquine alone, or only with azithromycin, or when given to patients who are already in extremis, is not helpful. However, when given with azithromycin and zinc at the first sign of symptoms, it is probably the game-changer Trump predicted.
Trump made one other prediction that had the leftists sneering. He believed the disease would burn itself out by April:
He told the crowd that “in theory” once the weather warms up Coronavirus, which he referred to as “the virus,” will “miraculously” go away. Trump did not offer any scientific explanation to back up his claim.
“I think it’s all gonna work out fine,” he said. “Rough stuff, rough stuff.”
Trump echoed that claim during a speech to governors at the White House earlier on Monday, telling the group that China had given him the confidence that the outbreak would subside in Apri due to “the heat.”
“The heat generally speaking kills this kind of virus,” he said.
Trump was actually a little off. The virus apparently is burning out in May, not April. That burnout is why English vaccine researchers are having a problem. It seems that the virus's transmission has gotten so limited that they can't reasonably test a vaccination:
Hopes that a vaccine for the coronavirus could be ready by September are hanging in the balance, as the scientists developing it are concerned that a slowdown in the rate of infection in the general population could invalidate the human trials currently taking place.
Prof. Adrian Hill, Director of the Oxford University's Jenner Institute, has told The Telegraph that there is only a 50-50 chance that the vaccine his team has been developing can be successfully tested.
The team has recruited 10,000 people to test the vaccine, some of whom will be given the vaccine and others a placebo. But as it is unethical to purposely infect people in the trial with COVID-19, participants will be asked to go about their normal routine in the expectation that some will be exposed to it naturally. However, that is unlikely to happen if the virus is not spreading, meaning that no conclusions can be drawn one way or the other about the vaccine's efficacy.
"We're in the bizarre position of wanting COVID to stay, at least for a little while. But cases are declining."
President Trump is a very smart man with a lot of common sense. Those who discount him do so at their peril.
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