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At Least 10 Current & Former U.S. Mayors Accused Of Child Sex Crimes Since 2016

Former Mayor of Seattle Ed Murray recently stepped down after being publicly accused of sexual abuse for a fifth time, this time by his cousin. What’s worse is that Murray is one of several other Mayors who have been accused of child sex crimes in the past year alone.

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Child sex crimes can be a difficult topic to discuss, but it’s important that we shed light on issues like pedophilia so we can prevent them from happening in the first place. In the past, numerous members of the elite, political figures, religious leaders, and other authority figures have abused their power and used it to rape and sexually abuse adults and kids, yet the public often turns a blind eye to it.

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With that, the Guardian released an article on Tuesday about the Mayor of Seattle’s recent resignation. Ed Murray stepped down as Mayor after being publicly accused of sexual abuse for a fifth time, this time by his cousin.

What’s worse is that he is one of several other mayors who have been accused of child sex crimes in the past year alone. Are these really the people we want governing society, leading us toward a “brighter tomorrow”?

Which Mayors Have Been Accused of Child Sex Crimes?

Let’s start with the allegations made against Ed Murray, who resigned as Mayor of Seattle earlier this week (effective 5pm Wednesday).

Murray has been denying these claims, stating, “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our city government to conduct the public’s business.”

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Murray’s first cousin once removed, Joseph Dyer, was the fifth person to accuse him of sexual abuse, claiming that he had a history of this. Dyer explained that Murray came to live with his family when he was 13, and he used to repeatedly sexually abuse him, to the point where he had to fake sleeping in hopes that he wouldn’t touch him.

Prior to Dyer’s accusation, four other men came forward claiming that Murray sexually abused or raped them when they were younger. One of the cases was actually verified by old files that cited a child welfare investigator’s conclusion that Murray had sexually abused a man named Jeff Simpson in the 1980s when Murray was his foster parent.

The Mayor of Stillwater, New York, Rick Nelson, also resigned this September following his arrest on child pornography charges. Though there are few details surrounding the charges, large publications like the Washington Post at least verified his arrest regarding child pornography, though according to the Times Union, Nelson has faced numerous accusations of child sex crimes and inappropriate behaviour before.

The mayor of a city in Nebraska, Dwayne Schutt, was just charged with “intentional child abuse and four counts of child sexual abuse.” Despite these allegations made by the victim, who is now 18 but was 14-years-old at the time of the abuse, Schutt still remains Mayor.

Last year, former Ohio Mayor Richard Keenan allegedly admitted to repeatedly having sex with a child over the course of two years starting when she was only 4 years old. Keenan apparently confessed his sexual assaults to numerous people, including his wife and a pastor. Keenan was charged with eight counts of gross sexual imposition, eight counts of rape, and four counts of attempted rape.

Anthony Silva, former California Mayor, was charged last year with providing alcohol to minors, playing strip poker with them, and then filming it. Investigators found more than 20 photos and four videos that showed him playing strip poker with camp counsellors and minors, including a 16-year-old boy. However, Silva is now facing a slew of different charges involving his alleged act of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars that were meant to help underprivileged children.

In March of this year, Oregon Mayor Kenneth Lewis Barrett was arrested for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl, who was actually working in an undercover sex sting operation. Barrett was also charged with online sexual corruption of a child and unlawful possession of a firearm.

A Georgia Mayor, Christopher Wright, was tied up in a child molestation case last year and was accused of raping a 12-year-old child. During the trial of a man facing child molestation charges, one of the victims actually named the Mayor as one of the perpetrators. Wright pleaded no contest and did not have to serve any prison time, though he is on probation.

Darral Walker, the former Mayor of Rockdale, Texas, was indicted last summer for indecency with a child, but did not have to register as a child sex offender. Walker engaged in sexual contact with a child younger than 17 years old by touching his genitals, which Walker actually admitted to but claimed that it was for “educational purposes.” Since when is it okay to sexually assault a minor just because the “intention” behind it had nothing to do with sexual gratification?

Former Millbrook, New York, Mayor Donald Briggs was charged with two counts of a criminal sexual act late last year. Briggs allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor under the age of 17.

Former Mayor of Clayton, California, Dale Kenyon was indicted last week due to allegations of sexual acts against a minor. Kenyon allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a child who was 14 years old at the time, and the abuse allegedly took place from 2009 to 2012.

This is a long list of current and former Mayors of different U.S. cities involved in sexual misconduct and abuse of minors. This begs an interesting question: Are we allowing the wrong people to come into positions of political power, or are rape, pedophilia, and sexual misconduct far more prevalent within society than we think? Perhaps it’s a bit of both.

A Long History of Pedophilia and Sexual Misconduct in “Authority” 

This isn’t the first time people were concerned over sexual abuse and pedophilia by government officials and the elite. Ted Gunderson, former FBI special agent and head of their L.A. office, worked to uncover years’ worth of information on high-level pedophilia, sexual abuse, and satanic rituals performed by the elite. You can read more about that in our CE article here.

Former U.S. representative Cynthia McKinney also knew about the government’s relationship to human trafficking, and she actually addressed it in 2005. She grilled Donald Rumsfeld on DynCorp’s child trafficking business of selling women and children (source).

The fact of the matter is that high-level political and elite involvement with pedophilia and sex slaves is nothing new. If you know anything about the government programs MK Ultra or Monarch Mind Control, it’s easy to imagine how not only unwilling adults, but children can be manipulated and brainwashed into thinking that pedophilia and sex trafficking are okay. Either that or they’re too terrified to come forward.

There has also been a lot of speculation lately on child sex rings being used by the U.S. government. You may be familiar with the PizzaGate scandal, which allegedly unearthed a very high-level elitist global pedophile ring the U.S. government was involved in. If this is true, then the U.S. government isn’t just part of the problem, they’re at the very heart of it.

Former writer for the Huffington Post and Business Insider David Seaman has posted numerous YouTube videos thoroughly outlining the emails and the link to these pizza parlours and the pedophilia symbolism found within all of it, which you can check out here.

For more information about these subjects, I’d strongly suggest reading the following CE articles:

The Hard Truth: Is There Any Real Evidence Of Elite Pedophile Sex Rings Involving Government & Pop Culture?

Victims Sue Federal Government Over “Sweet Deal” Given To Elite Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Ashton Kutcher Delivers Powerful Speech On Human Trafficking & Sex Slavery To U.S. Congress (VIDEO)

Legalized Pedophilia In The US: More Than 200,000 Children Married In The Last 15 Years

Former US State Dept. Official Explains How Clinton’s Are Involved In Elite Pedophilia Ring

What The History Channel Left Out About The Declassified CIA Program: “History Of MK-Ultra”

Final Thoughts 

It’s incredibly important that we shed light on these topics and work to uncover the truth, despite how “dark” these subjects may seem or how much we don’t want to believe that such things happen in our midst. It’s always difficult for society to accept when authoritative figures like government officials, priests, etc. are involved in corruption and crimes, especially when it comes to children.

However, just because something is uncomfortable to talk about, doesn’t mean we don’t need to talk about it. Sometimes it’s the more uncomfortable subjects that are exactly the topics we should talk about — after all, how else can we expand our comfort zones if we don’t challenge them? I encourage you to share information with others, even if it’s something they may not want to hear.

If we simply dismiss information because it’s uncomfortable to address, then witnesses won’t feel confident in coming forward. We want to create an environment in which victims feel that they can share their experiences with others rather than one that encourages them to hide their truths.

 

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Study Finds That Humans Would Be Quite “Upbeat” About The Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life

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As the possibilities of a non-human intellect being present on Earth increase on a daily basis, one critical question must be addressed: How will we deal with it if we make contact? Will we be terrified if we feel threatened? Will we accept it? Will we be able to comprehend it? Or will we dismiss it as just another item to cope with in our increasingly fast-paced world?

Researchers from Arizona State University performed a study to try to find out the answer, and the article is titled “How Will We React to the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life?”

“If we came face to face with life outside of Earth, we would actually be pretty upbeat about it,” said Arizona State University Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Varnum.

The pilot study’s articles focused on the 1996 discovery of possibly fossilised extraterrestrial Martian microbes, the 2015 discovery of periodic dimming around Tabby’s Star, thought to indicate the presence of an artificially constructed “Dyson sphere,” and the 2017 discovery of Earth-like exoplanets in a star’s habitable zone.

The pilot study discovered that the language used to depict these events elicited much more positive than negative feelings.

In a second study, the researchers invited over 500 people to write about their potential reactions to the discovery of alien microbial life, as well as humanity’s possible reaction. When considering their individual sentiments as well as those of mankind as a whole, participants’ replies revealed substantially more positive than negative emotions.

“I’d be a little excited about the news,” one participant remarked. “Even if it existed in a rudimentary form, it would be fascinating.”

The scientists discovered evidence of considerably happier than negative emotions in responses to the alleged finding of alien life, and this impact was larger in response to reading about extraterrestrial life than in response to human-made synthetic life.

“This discovery demonstrates that other planets can support life,” one participant stated. “It’s an intriguing and fascinating discovery that might be only the beginning.”

According to Varnum, “taken together, this implies that if we find out we’re not alone, we’ll take the news rather well”

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Dr Byram Bridle Speaks For 100 Colleagues Afraid To Share Science About COVID Vaccine Concerns

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    Dr Byram Bridle and two other physicians spoke at a news conference on Parliament Hill about their experience being censored or harassed as a result of sharing their medical opinions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Do we as citizens truly want our scientists and physicians to be silenced and censored?

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Why are scientists and experts in this field scared to share concerning science regarding COVID vaccines? Just ask Byram Bridle, a viral immunologist from the University of Guelph who recently released a detailed, in-depth report regarding safety concerns about the COVID vaccines. The report was released to act as a guide for parents when it comes to deciding whether or not their child should be vaccinated against COVID-19. Bridle published the paper on behalf of one hundred other scientists and doctors who part of the Canadian COVID Care Alliance, but who are afraid to ‘come out’ publicly and share their concerns.

Bridle has stated about the Alliance,

In fact the reason that we (Canadian COVID Care Alliance) exist is sad. We exist because we’re like minded in the sense that we all want to be able to speak openly and freely about the scientist and medicine underpinning COVID-19, and we don’t feel safe to do it  anywhere else other than within our own private group, where we feel safe.

Below is our detailed report on the news conference held on Parliament Hill on June 17th, 2021. It was organized by Canadian MP Derek Sloan who has received hundreds of concerned communications from Canadian citizens about the censorship of scientists. Bridle and two other physicians spoke at the conference.

A recent article published in the British Medical Journal by journalist Laurie Clarke has highlighted the fact that Facebook has already removed at least 16 million pieces of content from its platform and added warnings to approximately 167 million others. YouTube has removed nearly 1 million videos related to, according to them, “dangerous or misleading covid-19 medical information.”

The more important questions to ask are: who is deciding what’s misleading? Who decides what’s false?

Some of the most renowned scientists and expert in this field have been subjected to this “fact-checking,” and they’ve been outspoken about how much of this fact-checking is flat out censorship. You decide.

To note: HealthFeedback.org, a fact checker, has attempted to refute some of Bridle’s claims. You can read more about them here.

 

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Study Finds Many Uninfected Adults Still Have Strong Pre-Existing Antibody Protection Against COVID

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    A study published in March 2021 suggests that the majority of healthy adults in British Columbia, Canada, have immunity from COVID-19 despite the fact that some of them have never been infected with it.

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    Why has the power of naturally acquired immunity not been recognized and focused on more deeply? Why is the only focus on vaccination?

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A study published in March 2021 suggested that  the majority of healthy Adults in British Columbia have evidence of pre-existing or naturally acquired immunity to COVID-19.  They found this to be the case even in individuals who haven’t been infected, and could be explained by the fact that coronaviruses that already circle the globe, prior to COVID-19, may provide protection from the novel virus.  They explain,

There are 4 circulating coronaviruses predating COVID-19 that cause up to 30% of seasonal upper respiratory tract infections (8). The spike proteins of β-coronaviruses HKU1 and OC43 exhibit approximately 40% sequence similarity, whereas the α-coronaviruses NL63 and 229E exhibit approximately 30% structural similarity with SARS-CoV-2 (9). The common occurrence of circulating coronaviruses year after year and their structural similarity with SARS-CoV-2 raises the possibility that the former may stimulate cross-reactive responses toward SARS-CoV-2 and that this heterotopic immunity may impact clinical susceptibility to COVID-19 and/or modulate responses to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (10, 11)….In conclusion, this study reveals common preexisting, broadly reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in uninfected adults. These findings warrant larger studies to understand how these antibodies affect the severity of COVID-19, as well as the quality and longevity of responses to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

We are living in a world where anything “natural” seems to be shunned by a large portion of the medical community, and defined as “pseudoscientific”, when in fact, research suggests the opposite.

Natural immunity is quite robust. Dr. Suneel Dhang, an internal medical physician in the United States explains,

I’m not aware of any vaccine out there which will ever give you more immunity than if you’re naturally recovered from the illness itself…If you’ve naturally recovered from it, my understanding as a doctor level scientist is that those antibodies will always be better than a vaccine, and if you know any differently, please let me know.

A number of studies have now been published demonstrating that infection from COVID will provide a person with long lasting antibodies. Several studies have demonstrated that individuals with prior infection not only have these antibodies, but that they also developed robust levels of B cells and T cells (necessary for fighting off the virus) and these cells may persist in the body for a very long time. How long? It could be decades, or even a lifetime.

Individuals with infection from SARS, for example, still have a robust level of antibodies nearly two decades later. Research has also found that even a mild COVID infection can provide very strong protection that could last a lifetime.

Last fall there were reports that antibodies wane quickly after infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and mainstream media interpreted that to mean that immunity was not long-lived. But that’s a misrepresentation of the data. It’s normal for antibody levels to go down after acute infection, but they don’t go down to zero; they plateau. Here, we found antibody-producing cells in people 11 months after first symptoms. These cells will live and produce antibodies for the rest of people’s lives. That’s strong evidence for long-lasting immunity. –  Ali Ellebedy, PhD, associate professor of pathology & immunology, of medicine and micro-biology. (source)

This science and research completely opposes what we were hearing early on in the pandemic, that prior infection, and infection from other coronaviruses may only provide protection for a few months or even a couple of years. It turns out that it’s probably a lot longer.

When infected with SARS-CoV-2, most people clear this virus from their body by mounting a robust, long-lasting immune response that targets multiple components of the virus1. These people will be protected from re-infection with the same variant of SARS-CoV-2 and, due to the breadth of a natural immune response, will also likely have some degree of protection against emerging new variants of SARS-CoV-2. Indeed, most people who have naturally acquired immunity should not be at risk of developing severe disease. – Dr. Byram Bridle, Viral Immunologist, University of Guelph. (source)

How does this compare to vaccine induced immunity? We don’t know as there is not enough data to say yet.

Dr. Ozlem Tureci, co-founder and CMO of BioNTech, the company that developed a COVID vaccine with Pfizer told CNBC that people will likely need a third shot of its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. She also believes people will need one every year. Judging by this belief, vaccine induced immunity will continually wane and those who choose to go the vaccine route may have to continue with inoculations.

The scientific consensus of the number of people infected around the world is well over what testing has claimed. Currently, we’re nearly at 200,000,000 cases, but that number is most likely well over a billion globally. This is why the survival rate for healthy people under the age of 60 is nearly one hundred percent.

These infection numbers are important because it represents a globe closing in on herd immunity. My question is, what effect does the vaccine have on those who have already had an infection? What does this do to natural protection one gets from infection?

Another important question to ask is, why has the topic of naturally acquired immunity been given absolutely zero attention within the mainstream? Why are they pushing the idea that we can’t go back to completely normal until every single person has had a vaccine if that doesn’t match what the science is saying?

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