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Welcome, welcome. Welcome, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be together. Thank you for joining us. And we’ve got a lot of ground to cover. New guests, new guest on the program. I was asking my friend Gregory Wrightstone, the executive director of the CO2 Coalition. I wanted some. I wanted some insight into a recent a scientific paper on net zero. And the net zero effort, which is an effort by by proponents of of green energy and green transfer of money to them, they wanted to promote net zero, which means you have to be carbon neutral and this whole net zero thing. And there’s a a new paper from MIT professor, Princeton professor, and Gregory Wrightstone. Saying yeah, the science behind it, it’s sloppy. It’s not real. And so I want to get someone on and he’s got a new research, researcher. Scientist over at the CO2 Coalition. So we’ll talk with him in just a few moments.
And then I’ve got an update on Karol Markowicz. She can’t be with us today. Her book is launching tomorrow and she’ll be joining us soon. She’s got a new book and she’s out. It’s it’s fantastic. If you don’t remember. She hasn’t been on the show a lot recently. She used to be on quite a bit. Her book is called Stolen Youth, Stolen Youth: How radicals are erasing innocence and indoctrinating a generation. And she’s great. So we’re gonna talk with her. I’m gonna tell you. I’m gonna give you an update on her book. I got some inside scoop on it. I’ll give that to you as an update a little bit later on in the program and we will also then talk with her, I think later this week. But her book is coming out, you know, a secret about authors when you finally get to the Launch week it’s total chaos. And so you’ll say to your friends, and I’ve I consider Karol something of a friend over the years, you’ll say, oh, I’ll get on your show, and then you get all of a sudden you got a PR person who’s booking 57 things and you’re just running here and there. So we’ll get her. We’ll just have to figure out when we get her. So, alright.
Now let me see. Here’s today’s what you need to know. It’s a great weekend, by the way. Great weekend. I plan to cover it. I maybe I’ll cover it at the end of the show today. I spent the weekend in Boise, Idaho. Actually, I flew out on Friday, spent Friday in the state Capitol. On Saturday I had some meetings during the day and then in the evening I was the speaker at one of the largest Lincoln Days celebrations in Idaho. I think there’s one up north in Idaho that’s a little bigger in terms of 1 crowd. This was about 425 people. It was really great. It was really fun. Tammy Nichols, the state senator out there who is a old friend of ours, the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, was my host. It was fantastic. So, and it was snowing one of the days. It was pretty cold. But it was a great visit, so I’ll talk about that in a minute.
But, we opened the week off and I noticed in The Epoch Times. Epoch Times, our friend Joseph Lord, who’s been a guest on this program. He’s a reporter. He wrote just about 10 days ago. I didn’t see this story. It slipped by, but it’s ongoing. It’s an ongoing story. There is a Chicago father named Terry Newsome. Terry Newsome was raised Democrat. I don’t know if he’s political now. I. Maybe he is. But he’s travels for work and he went into his school district and he said. That’s about two years ago. A year and a half ago, he said to his school district. He went to meetings and said he didn’t want in the children’s library, the sexually explicit books and pornographic content. OK, so he did that.
Flash forward all these, I don’t know, 15 months, 16 months. He goes to travel in December and he discovers that even though he traveled frequently and regularly for his job. And he used TSA and and and went through TSA all the time and all that. Now he was on. He was not able to go through TSA regular regularly and he found that he was on a special list. He — quad-S is a designation that gets on your ticket, and it’s a it’s an acronym that stands for secondary Security screening selection. And so. It means you get a lot more scrutiny and you’re taken out of line and you’re taken somewhere else for screening and it goes through everything you’ve got, OK?
Now I don’t know anybody who lived through 9/11 that doesn’t want more security when getting on a plane, right? I I don’t know anyone that says no security. There were times back in the day before 9/11 where you could go out to the to the gate. You didn’t go through security the same way. They had people watching you a little bit, but there was a lot more freedom. Right, a lot of freedom. And that’s all changed and I don’t think I, I don’t think most people don’t object. I don’t think people object generally. I mean some are purist but they object to who runs it and now they object to what’s the status, who? Who’s controlling it.
So this guy Terry Newsome is now on the watch list after having spent years not on the watch list.
What did he do? Was it his complaints to the school board? Was it his conservative positions now? He tried. He was traveling, actually, to Turning Point USA.
And here’s the kicker. He was in Washington, DC on January 6th. He wasn’t in the capitol, he wasn’t arrested. Nobody has alleged in a court of law that he did anything wrong. And I don’t think he did. I mean, I’ve I’ve seen the description and talked to ah Joseph Lord who talked to him. I don’t think there’s anything he did anything, but, but here’s the thing. He’s now on a Watch list and when Joseph in the story is getting some more legs.
When Joseph Lord, the reporter for The Epoch Times, asked the FBI why this happened, they said, well, we can’t solely. We can’t solely open an investigation or put somebody on a watch list based on any one, based on their Constitutionally protected action. Solely, you see that, solely. They get to be the judge of what’s the totality of the circumstances. And later in the same statement that Joseph Lord, they said. We have to have some way to target people who have committed or intend to commit violations of the law.
So now they’re mind readers.
Now all of this would be probably feel different to us if we had a strong sense that we can trust the honesty and the integrity. And the forthrightness of the people in charge. And the problem is, we can’t trust their honesty or integrity, frankly. But even if we did that, we can’t trust their forthrightness because half the time they’re ignorant of who’s in charge. Half the time, they don’t know who’s making the decisions and why they’re being made. The TSA screening, the four, the quad. Let me get the phrase right, the 4S’s, I think. Quad S-the quad-S designation, we don’t even know who does that. Who? Who? Is the one who’s, you talk about.
We don’t know the algorithms for Twitter until until Elon Musk bought it and is figuring it out. We don’t know the secret sauce. For who picks the quad-S and who judges who’s going to be on the quad-S and who’s going to be the people that are are targeted? We don’t even know that. We don’t know how you get in that position. Now, again. It’s always the dog that didn’t bark in my mind at this point. Because Terry Newsome from Chicago, he at least figured it out and he’s going to address it now. He’s asking for answers. He’s asking to be told what this is about. He’s asking to what, wants to know, and then we’ll we’ll see. They say they denied his FOIA request, but he’s going to get relief, to find out why, I guarantee it, mostly because he’s getting a lot of attention now.
But what about the rest of us? What about the rest of the regular people? And I I make this contrast all the time. In Idaho I gave this big talk and I said this. If you look at the January 6 defendants. If you look at the ones that are still in jail that haven’t gone to trial, that have been particularly suffering, one common denominator between them all is that they’re generally working Americans. They’re Americans that don’t have the time, freedom or the money freedom to do something different with what’s happened. Do you understand what I mean?
If somebody’s got a lot of wealth, they have time freedom. They can buy time freedom and they have wealth freedom. They can actually go get a lawyer immediately, and they can, and so, often, not always. But often you get better treatment. And in the case of the January 6 defendants, it’s almost exclusive. I think there’s there’s a lot of veterans in there, but then they’re working guys, they’re not. They’re not veterans. They’re veterans. Some of them have some pensions, but they’re they’re working people. And frankly, if you’re wealthy, you’re not stuck in the DC gulag. That’s the facts. And if you’re Terry Newsome, you’ve got the wherewithal – he’s a professional, he’s got experience in TSA, he figured out what was going on. Normal people, regular Americans, we the people. Won’t even know how or why we’re targeted. And it’s proven. It’s not speculative, it’s proven that the FBI is going through Twitter and deciding who you can trust and who you can’t, and telling Twitter to silence them.
If they’re willing to go to Twitter and say, please silence these Twitter operators. Don’t you think they’re willing to send it over to the TSA or whoever maintains the TSA quad- S list, the 4-S list to put you on the watch list? Isn’t that almost guaranteed? It has to be.
And so it’s not only the weaponization of the Department of Justice, that is so terrifying right now. It’s the regular use of government against we the people. It’s the methodical use of government against we the people. So that you don’t even know when you’re being targeted, you won’t even know. I mean, it feels- it’s, you know, when you’re young, younger than I am now. You worry about your credit rating, right? You worry about it. You’re taking your first mortgage or buy your first car and you want to make your payments on time ’cause you don’t want somebody to flag that and have your system. When you go to buy I actually it’s a better one, let me do it again.
When you’re young, when you’re really young, you buy a car. And if you get a loan, you want to make sure you make your payments, because people are saying don’t hurt your credit rating. Because five years later, when you wanna buy a house, they’re gonna look at your credit rating. It’s gonna follow you.
But are we living in a world now that sounds a little bit like the the Chinese Communist regime? Where what’s following you Is your dangan. That’s the word in China. The DANGAN in China is a is a special file that was, that is created when you’re born in China and then late in the late 1990s, Phyllis Schlafly wrote a a column about this. And she had a picture of the dangan storage in China. It was a it was a a multiple football field warehouse. With file after file of dangan they call it. Now, I’m sure, it’s electronic. You can call it Social credit score, but mostly it’s a file that follows you.
Are we going to be followed by a file that is directed by people who don’t, won’t tell us the the the reasons, won’t tell us the rationale, won’t tell us who’s in charge, and that will be the ones deciding the intent, reading minds? It’s a wild thing for the FBI to admit that they’re they don’t solely open investigations solely on the grounds of constitutional actions solely means they do. They just gotta come up with something else.
And then that they’re gonna find out who committed acts of violence or intends to, same same thing. So this is, this is what targets Terry Newsome.
And does attending January 6 put you in there? Does it, what? Does it, attend attending a a pro-life event put you in there? Does does being at a pro Second Amendment rally put you in a special slot? That’s what it feels like more and more. That’s what it feels like more and more. All right, I’ll put that story up on social media and and we will get an update. I’m gonna try to get Jeffrey Lord, not Jeffrey Lord Josh. I do that, Jeffrey Lord is a great commentator and a journalist himself. But Joseph Lord is the reporter, young guy for the The Epoch Times and uh. I’ll get him on the show and talk about this, this piece. He’s uh, he’s very good, very good guy, very good writer and I will be interested to hear what kind of responses he got because he’s still going after more. He wants more responses from the FBI and and others about how they got to this point, and he’s got the right instincts on asking who’s doing this, right? Who’s doing this? That’s the question. Just explain to us who’s doing it. That’s a big part of what’s happening that makes this story.
All right. We’ll take a break. We’ll be right back. It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report, back in a moment.