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The Associated Press, which was begun as a way for newspapers in different cities to share stories with each other by teletype, has embarked on an agenda to attack pro-lifers in America that actually "jeopardizes the vulnerable women" who turn to various pregnancy centers.
So explains Ashley McGuire, a senior fellow with the Catholic Association, in a commentary at Real Clear Wire.
She explained the legacy news cooperative recently made a decision to call pregnancy resource centers "anti-abortion centers."
It was just the organization's "latest politically motivated shot" at pro-lifers, she explained.
"This one is rhetorical, of course, and language isn’t violence," she noted. "But in a culture rife with political violence, the language isn’t irrelevant. The AP, of all entities, should know this."
She pointed out that since the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision last year overturned the faulty Roe precedent that created a "right" to abortion, "more than 80 pregnancy centers have been attacked or vandalized, some of them firebombed or torched, others painted over with death threats. If you include churches that have been attacked, that number is well over 200. Never mind the attempt on a Supreme Court justice’s life."
She explained the AP's decision to call pregnancy centers "anti-abortion," "jeopardizes the vulnerable women that turn to them for help by dragging them into the political spotlight and straight into the line of sight of violent anti-abortion extremists."
She charged, "The AP’s mischaracterization of these centers does more than push incendiary language. It’s flat-out biased and unfair – and that would be true coming from anyone, much less from an enterprise claiming to be the literal vanguard of journalistic integrity."
She cited what pregnancy centers actually do: provide gifts, baby clothes, diapers, wipes, and formula, pay medical bills, housing, job assistance, offer encouragement, and more.
"Many pro-life pregnancy centers go so far as to offer moms job training and even a home to live in as they transition through the postpartum stage. They exist to offer women who are seeking a refuge from the pervasive cultural pressure to abort and the support they need to thrive as the moms they want to be, no matter how challenging the circumstances of their pregnancy. This is not first and foremost 'anti-abortion.' This is authentically and comprehensively pro-woman," she explained.
She noted while a Marist poll found 90% of Americans support these centers and the work they do, they are targeted by pro-abortion radicals, one of whom encouraged those in agreement to "burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time."
"Now they have the Associated Press to help them make a list of targets," McGuire said.
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James O'Keefe, the founder and main driver behind the stunningly long list of Project Veritas' video series exposing leftists and others, is out at the nonprofit organization, published reports say.
The Post Millennial said O'Keefe founded Project Veritas in 2011 and "his brand of provocative journalism changed the face of investigative reporting."
Recently, the organization's video reporting had caught an official for Pfizer boasting that his company was mutating the COVID-19 virus in order to be called upon to provide a continuing stream of shots, then the official claimed he was lying when he said that.
The federal government at one point raided O'Keefe's home after he decided not to run a story based on a diary left in a rental unit by Joe Biden's daughter, in which the daughter suggested there were father-daughter showers that likely were inappropriate.
The Post Millennial said, "Founder and CEO of investigative journalism organization Project Veritas are reportedly leaving the company he founded in 2011. This comes after some 16 staffers tried to oust him from the leadership of his own company, claiming, among other things, that he was difficult to work for and once even stole a sandwich, resulting in a dispute within the board of directors."
The report cited Neil McCabe of OAN who wrote of the change on Twitter, with O'Keefe delivering his resignation to the organization's office in Mamaroneck, New York. But Project Veritas' RC Maxwell said that O'Keefe in fact was removed from his post by the board.
The report said 16 staffers sent a complaint letter to the board several weeks ago, complaining of his "management style" and more.
"Many supporters and donors all balked at the idea that Veritas could continue without O'Keefe at the helm and prominent conservatives gave their support for O'Keefe," the report said.
Also, donors had dispatched a Cease and Desist letter to the board, saying the law firm of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders represented a "large group of significant donors" and expressing "grave concerns" about the board's actions.
"The big wig donors to Project Veritas are not taking the board actions against James O’Keefe lying down," a source said in the report. "Looks like they have hired a big-name law firm that sent a letter which seems to suggest the board is running afoul of Virginia law and exposing themselves to substantial liability!"
Project Veritas' work was launched when O'Keefe walked into an ACORN office in 2009 posing as a pimp, Hannah Giles posing as a prostitute, and "exposed workers there actively assisting the duo to set up sex trafficking operations. The workers exposed on video were fired, ACORN lost its government contracts, and the whole operation shut down within a year," the report said.
A report at Yahoo said the departure of O'Keefe was a "resignation."
It said, "O’Keefe, who became a star on the right by targeting journalists and liberal groups in hidden-camera stings, was placed on paid leave earlier this month amid a dispute with the nonprofit’s board. The board reversed O’Keefe’s firing of two top executives, and received a lengthy memo from unhappy employees detailing O’Keefe’s allegedly 'outright cruel' conduct."
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The World Health Organization, a subsidiary of the United Nations run by a team of bureaucrats in Geneva, soon could have the power to dictate lockdowns, vaccination mandates, social distancing, and much more in the United States.
Even surveillance of citizens.
A new report from the Epoch Times explains Joe Biden is getting ready to sign the U.S. up to a "legally binding" deal that would give international politicians authority to make decisions for America during a pandemic.
And he's maneuvering so it won't require approval by the U.S. Senate.
The report explained, "U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra joined WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in September 2022 to announce 'the U.S.-WHO Strategic Dialogue.' Together, they developed a 'platform to maximize the longstanding U.S. government-WHO partnership, and to protect and promote the health of all people around the globe, including the American people.'"
That's resulted in a "draft" of a plan that "seeks ratification by all 194 WHO member states. A meeting of the WHO’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) is scheduled for Feb. 27 to work out the final terms, which all members will then sign," the report said.
It would give the bureaucrats who follow the U.N.'s political agenda the authority to "declare and manage a global pandemic."
All signatories would have to abide by the rules those bureaucrats would decree, including "lockdowns and vaccine mandates, global supply chains, and monitoring and surveillance of populations," the report said.
"They want to see a centralized, vaccine-and-medication-based response, and a very restrictive response in terms of controlling populations," David Bell, a former WHO bureaucrat, said in an interview with the Epoch Times.
"They get to decide what is a health emergency, and they are putting in place a surveillance mechanism that will ensure that there are potential emergencies to declare."
Millions of Americans refused to submit to the vax programs imposed by the U.S. government during COVID-19, despite the open efforts by the government, health officials, and drug makers to suppress information about treatments other than the experimental shots.
The premise for the entire project is that the WHO plan would "supersede" the laws of member states.
Francis Boyle, professor of international law at Illinois University, charged to the Epoch Times both ideas are "fatally dangerous."
"Either one or both would set up a worldwide medical police state under the control of the WHO, and in particular WHO Director-General Tedros. If either one or both of these go through, Tedros or his successor will be able to issue orders that will go all the way down the pipe to your primary care physicians."
Added Meryl Nass, a physician, "If these rules go through as currently drafted, I, as a doctor, will be told what I am allowed to give a patient and what I am prohibited from giving a patient whenever the WHO declares a public health emergency. So they can tell you you’re getting remdesivir, but you can’t have hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin. What they’re also saying is they believe in equity, which means everybody in the world gets vaccinated, whether or not you need it, whether or not you’re already immune."
The surveillance and monitoring components of the plan would make sure there are few, in any, who disagree with the bureaucrats successfully.
The plan probably would have to get permission from the Senate eventually, but it contains a provision allowing it to be locked in on a provisional basis.
The Joe Biden administration already has talked about its plans to make sure that social media companies are given government narratives – and that they must be the only messaging allowed.
GOP members in Congress have had enough and are openly planning a way to take the U.S. out of the WHO entirely.
A commentary at the Gateway Pundit blasted Biden's plan.
"The Biden regime never fails to orchestrate an avenue to circumvent the U.S. Constitution and betray the American people. A bombshell report from the Epoch Times Saturday reveals the Regime is about to surrender America’s sovereignty to the World Health Organization (WHO) and give them full control over future pandemic policy."
It continued, "Once America officially signs on to this agreement, we will be completely at the mercy of the globalist organization which helped the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cover up the original COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan."
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As aggressive excavation and submarine construction of over 1,500 offshore wind-farm turbines continues along the east coast of the United States, whales are likewise stranding, beaching, and dying at an alarming and perplexing rate.
Almost 200 whales have been found dead since 2016, when the wind-turbine rush began, representing a fourfold annual increase over past years.
Seven dead whales have been discovered in New Jersey and New York in the past two months. In southeastern Virginia, in one recent week alone, three whales were found dead, just miles from two operational wind farms. Dying species include humpback whales and the endangered North Atlantic right whale, of which fewer than 350 are known to remain.
Citing a lack of direct scientific evidence, the federal government and wind-farm advocates in the media say that there is no connection between the dramatic increases in whale deaths and the new wind farm projects they accompany. One ABC News headline declared, "Wind Farms not to Blame for East Coast Whale Deaths." NOAA Deputy Chief Benjamin Laws affirm, “There are no known connections between any offshore wind activities and any whale strandings.”
Concerned citizens and local officials say otherwise.
"The connection is clear," one coastal resident told WND. "We have never seen anything like this before, and it's happening next to the wind farm activities, but because they're wind farms, nobody cares about the whales. If you speak out for the whales, it's as if you're anti-environment."
Ironically, it may have become politically dangerous to side with the whales.
Greenpeace, perhaps the nation’s most powerful environmental advocacy group, has sided not only with the $40 billion wind-farm industry, but against detractors. John Hocevar, Greenpeace's Oceans Director, says those sounding the alarm are part of a "cynical disinformation campaign." One recent article in USA Today refers to anti-wind-farm "groups and politicians" who "appear to be using whales as pawns."
Still, a number of stalwart environmental and animal experts are calling for a moratorium on wind-farm construction and for further study. In a conversation with this writer, Patrick Moore, co-founder and former member of Greenpeace, was unequivocal:
"The development of these wind farms is interfering massively with the actual, known habitat of these creatures. The turbines are inside known migratory pathways. The effect of the high-intensity acoustic pulses is unknown and the excavations are muddying waters for what will be years on end. It is not reasonable to say there is no possibility of a causal relationship here."
Scientists are still learning about the sound-producing, hearing and echolocation capabilities of whales. Echolocation can be described as "biological SONAR," the means by which many kinds of bats, for instance, navigate and find prey.
It is widely believed that plankton-combing baleen whales or "Mysticetes" such as the North Atlantic right whale and humpback whale, do not echolocate. This writer’s father, submarine acoustics and microwave systems expert Dr. Sam Raff, participated in years of studies on the effects of undersea acoustic wave propagation on whales. The goal of this work was to attempt to determine whether naval communications and antisubmarine warfare-related transmissions could adversely affect whale communication, navigation and migration. The studies were largely inconclusive but led the United States Navy to undertake certain precautionary measures. Whales are mysterious creatures and the study of whale behavior remains exceptionally challenging.
The "precautionary principle," a philosophical approach generally touted by environmentalists, does not appear to apply in the case of wind farms, whose construction and deployment, in the words of Clean Ocean Action, is "staggering." The precautionary principle dictates extreme caution in any case in which the amount of environmental harm done by new development is not fully understood. But the latest government figures show at least 2.4 million acres and 3,400 turbines slated for construction in northeast waters. "Paving the ocean with offshore wind at the current scale, pace, and magnitude is reckless," says Clean Ocean Action, "and will have dire consequences."
Moore suggests Greenpeace, the organization he co-founded, is making a critical mistake.
"Greenpeace has betrayed the mission of its founders. They are protecting machinery instead of wild whales. When you look at the numbers, power output, and actual cost-effectiveness, there's a phoniness about wind farms and a huge amount of environmental degradation. As far as the turbines ... May they rust in place."
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Having had COVID-19 provides just as much protection as the experimental vaccinations highly promoted by the U.S. government, including Anthony Fauci, who used to run the infectious diseases division of the National Institutes of Health.
Fox News explained the results were published in the Lancet on Feb. 16.
It said the study found "a previous COVID-19 infection offers at least the same level of protection as two doses of high-quality mRNA vaccines, such as Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. Additionally, people who are infected with the virus may be protected from reinfection for 40 weeks or longer, the study found."
The report explained the study noted protection against reinfection was highest for the original strain of COVID, as well as the alpha, beat, and delta variants, "remaining at more than 78% after 40 weeks."
Fox reported the study showed the level of protection does decline over time for all variants.
The study was called "Past SARS-CoV-2 infection protection against re-infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis."
Researchers who make up a forecasting team for COVID-19 released the assessment.
Dr. Marc Siegel, professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, told Fox immunity from prior infection, natural immunity, and immunity from vaccines both provide significant protection against severe illness and some protection (for at least a few months) against getting the virus again.
He explained, "This is the reason that I don't generally recommend the vaccine booster for at least a few months following infection."
Fox explained, "The new study's findings could call into question vaccine requirement policies."
The study itself explained, "This finding also has important implications for the design of policies that restrict access to travel or venues or require vaccination for workers. It supports the idea that those with a documented infection should be treated similarly to those who have been fully vaccinated with high-quality vaccines."
The conclusion comes after the researchers looked at 65 studies from 19 different nations, comparing those who had recovered from COVID to those who had not been infected.
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A nonprofit funded by the federal government is severing its ties to a U.K.-based organization that purports to battle "disinformation," but actually is pursuing an agenda to censor conservative perspectives in American news, including WND.
Other targets of the so-called Global Disinformation Index, which serves blacklists to American web advertising companies to try to kill off conservative views, include Epoch Times, Hannity, Washington Times, Lifezette, Bill O'Reilly, Daily Signal, Judicial Watch, Mike Huckabee, OANN, Glenn Beck, American Thinker, Townhall, Newsbusters and many more.
The action follows a series of reports by the Washington Examiner on the scandalous developments in the news industry.
The Examiner's newest report explains the National Endowment for Democracy, which is funded mostly by Congress, gave nearly $546,000 during 2020 and 2021 to the Global Disinformation Index.
That's the U.K. group that creates "blacklists" of publications with viewpoints with which it disagrees, viewpoints that it is working to suppress and even eliminate.
"Amid GOP lawmakers raising concerns, the National Endowment for Democracy is taking steps to distance itself from the purported 'disinformation' monitor and will no longer be providing it future grant money," the group told the Examiner.
Spokeswoman Leslie Aun explained the NED's mandate is to "work around the world and not in the United States."
"We have strict policies and practices in place so that NED and the work we fund remains internationally focused, ensuring the Endowment does not become involved in domestic politics," she said. "Recently, we became aware that one of our grantees, the Global Disinformation Index (GDI), was engaged in an initiative, funded by a different donor, that focused on specific U.S. media outlets. We recognize the important work GDI has done with NED support in other countries to help preserve the integrity of the information space and counter authoritarian influence. However, given our commitment to avoid the perception that NED is engaged in any work domestically, directly or indirectly, we will no longer provide financial support to GDI."
WND recently reported two U.S. senators, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, are demanding an investigation into blacklists that were aimed at – and harmed – conservative media.
WND’s longtime vice president and managing editor, David Kupelian, explains how the site that was begun in 1997 has been in the bull's eye.
"In late 2020, three major international online ad companies that had long served ads on WND – our main source of revenue and sustenance – all suddenly decided, at almost the exact same time, to cancel WND in the run-up to the most important presidential election of our lifetimes. The ad companies blacklisting WND – namely Xandr, TripleLift, and Teads – all cited vague breaches of their terms of service, including, and I quote, ‘any content that is illegal or otherwise contrary to any applicable law, regulation, directive, guideline or order, including without limitation any misleading, unethical, obscene, defamatory, deceptive, gambling-related or hateful content,’ etc. So it has nothing to do with 'disinformation.' If they don’t like your politics, you’re cancelled."
The senators want to know how taxpayer dollars have flowed to GDI, which intends to shut down disfavored speech.
"Free speech is fundamental to preserving our liberty," explained Johnson, of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. "If taxpayer dollars are being used to censor voices because they are critical of the administration’s disastrous policies, every American should be concerned. We need to further investigate this potential First Amendment violation."
It was reported just a day earlier that Microsoft's Xandr had subscribed to the blacklist and helped defund conservative websites. But after the Examiner revealed Xandr's participation, the company "launched an internal review and suspended its relationship with GDI."
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, also said, "One of the most disturbing things we've seen in recent years is the eagerness of Big Tech to get in bed with Big Government and with Democrats, in the Biden administration, Democrats burrowed into career positions in the Deep State and Democrats in Congress."
It was reported that Xandr had "removed negative flags for conservative media outlets that have blocked them from reaping key advertising dollars amid the corporation launching an internal review and suspending its subscription to a 'disinformation' tracking group's backlist."
The Examiner also reported that the State Department increasingly has been criticized by Republic lawmakers for its ties to GDI.
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To Democrats and other leftists, the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol was an "insurrection," an attempt to take over the United States and make it into something else.
This despite the fact it more accurately was called a riot, where a few hundred people entered the Capitol, sometimes with permission from security, and vandalized it. The "insurrection" claim lacks reality in that there was no new chosen "leader," no one tried to control the military, most demands involved vetting the election results; based on a widespread outrage that Congress and the courts refused to address in any significant way the alarm over evidence of widespread election malfeasance.
For the two years since it happened, there have been investigations, criminal charges, convictions, guilty pleas and a very tiny fragment of the evidence given to the public.
That would be footage from security video cameras, which would reveal exactly what happened that day.
Now there are reports those videos are going to become public, through Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News.
"Carlson TV producers were on Capitol Hill last week to begin digging through the trove, which includes multiple camera angles from all over Capitol grounds," reported Mike Allen for Axios. "Excerpts will begin airing in the coming weeks."
A report at Just the News said the decision apparently was from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
McCarthy "has given Fox News' Tucker Carlson exclusive access to 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from the Jan. 6 riot, McCarthy sources tell me," Allen reported.
The decision also was reported by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., according to Just the News.
"For all of you that doubted we would release the tapes," Greene said on social media, "Here you go!" She included a link to the Allen report.
"Americans deserve to see the truth, not a one sided narrative and unfair two tiered justice system," she said.
MSN reported McCarthy turned over 41,000 hours of security recordings to Carlson's team.
"A Fox News representative confirmed to Forbes the network had access to the tapes but declined to offer any further details beyond the Axios report, while McCarthy’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment," the report said.
One unarmed protester was shot and killed by police on that day, and several other individuals died on what apparently were natural causes.
Carlson previously has described the riot as an "outbreak of mob violence, a forgettably minor outbreak by recent standards."
The riot came on protests by those who said the 2020 presidential election was unsecured, and therefore invalid.
What is known is that Mark Zuckerberg handed out, through foundations, some $400 million plus to go to local elections officials, many of whom used the funding to recruit voters from Democrat precincts, undoubtedly influencing the election results for one party.
Further, Twitter and other social media sites, as well as legacy media corporations, worked together to suppress accurate reporting by the New York Post on evidence of shady deals that the Biden family engaged in with Russia and China.
The evidence was found in a laptop computer Hunter Biden had abandoned, and since then much of those details have been documented as accurate.
It's impossible to state specifically what the election results would have been had that media – and FBI – interference not happened.
But a Media Research Center poll conducted in the days after the 2020 election found that 36% of self-described Biden voters said they were not aware of the evidence behind claims that Joe Biden was personally involved in his son Hunter’s business deals with China, a claim bolstered by emails found on Hunter’s laptop.
Thirteen percent of those voters (4.6% of all Biden voters in the sample) said that if they had known the facts, they would not have voted for Biden, a change that likely would have cost Biden the victory in a number of swing states – and installed President Trump in his second term in the White House.
Previously, various videos have appeared that do show protesters vandalizing parts of the building. However they've also shown security holding doors open for "rioters" as they enter the building. Many people are on video wandering around the Capitol and taking selfies.
Sen. John Fetterman's office reported that after reaching a "solution" with the "intelligence community" and Office of Senate Security, the senator's auditory processing difficulties were accommodated during secret briefings.
According to reports, Fetterman's Hill staffers employ mobile devices with text-to-speech capabilities to help the senator with his auditory processing issues, according to Fox News.
FOX News Digital asked Fetterman's office whether he uses these portable devices for voice-to-text closed captioning during confidential briefings because of the damage done by a stroke he had in May 2022.
Joe Calvello, a Spokesperson for Fetterman's office, told FOX News Digital that "Senator Fetterman requested assistance from the Office of Senate Security for an appropriate accommodation in a classified setting."
"Senate Security, in coordination with the Intelligence Community, identified a solution that exceeded all requirements for safeguarding classified information," Calvello said.
FOX News Digital followed up with a question to Fetterman's office seeking clarification on the agreement reached between Fetterman, the "intelligence community," and the Office of Senate Security.
When FOX News Digital emailed the Office of Senate Security on Friday afternoon to inquire whether Fetterman's accommodation allowed the use of a gadget, they did not respond right away.
This year, there have already been a number of secret briefings in Congress held in sensitive compartmented information facilities (SCIFs) or other places with comparable security restrictions.
Due to security reasons, electronic devices, including phones and mobile devices, are not permitted in certain places. It's not known if Fetterman will be able to utilize an electronic gadget as part of his lodging.
When a senator's health declines, there are several special accommodations that can be made to allow them to continue working in the Senate. These accommodations are designed to ensure that the senator can continue to perform their duties. Some of the most common special accommodations made for senators in this situation include:
Remote voting is sometimes provided for those who are unable to attend senate sessions in person due to health reasons.
Special Access to Committee Hearings if a senator is unable to attend committee hearings in person due to health reasons may be given special access to these hearings through teleconferencing or other means.
Priority Seating, meaning that senators with health concerns may be given priority seating in the Senate chamber to allow them to attend sessions and participate in debates without undue strain.
Senators may also be given Special Scheduling, in some cases, which would allow them to set their own schedules or have more flexible schedules to accommodate their health needs.
Richard Belzer, the comic and actor best remembered for portraying the sarcastic Detective John Munch throughout the course of several NBC crime series, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has passed away. He was 78.
According to his manager, Eric Gardner, Belzer “passed away peacefully” early on Sunday morning local time at his residence in France, according to CNN.
Belzer had “lots of health issues” according to writer Bill Scheft, a devoted friend of the performer, who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter.
Belzer best known for his role as Munch in Law & Order: SVU, was a series regular from 1999 to 2016, appearing in 326 episodes. Despite the fact that his character retired in 2013, he made a comeback in two more episodes.
Detective Munch shared Belzer's tendencies toward conspiracy, Jewish heritage, and dry humor. His lanky, witty, glasses-wearing detective eventually rose to the status of one of the most recognizable police officers in the annals of TV crime drama.
“I would never be a detective, but if I were, that’s how I’d be,” he said in a recent interview with The Boomer Tube. “The character is very close to how I would be. They write to all my paranoia and anti-establishment dissidence and conspiracy theories, so it’s been a lot of fun for me. It’s been a dream actually.”
Besides acting in SVU, Belzer was a comedian and author. He also appeared as Munch in Homicide: Life on the Street.
His career in the entertainment industry dated all the way back to the 1970s.
Belzer got his start in comedy in the 1970s, performing in clubs in New York City alongside other comedians such as Andy Kaufman and Robert Klein. He made his first television appearance in 1976 on the sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live."
In the 1980s, Belzer began to transition to acting, appearing in small roles in films such as Fame and Scarface. He also appeared in a number of television series, including Miami Vice and Moonlighting.
His role as Munch in Homicide: Life on the Streets was a breakout role for him and carried over to SVU.
Based on the book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon, Homicide was critically acclaimed and helped to establish Belzer as a leading character actor.
Belzer has also made guest appearances on a number of other television series, including The X-Files and Arrested Development.
In addition to his work in television and film, Belzer is also an author and has written several books, including a collection of humorous essays titled UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe.
He was an outspoken advocate for animal rights and worked with several animal welfare organizations throughout his career.
Overall, Belzer's career was marked by versatility and range, with his comedic talents and acting abilities making him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.
According to records examined by the Daily Caller News Foundation, high-ranking Treasury Department officials met with and received emails on their personal accounts from members of a climate financing organization led by Democratic donor Michael Bloomberg.
According to a report by The Daily Caller News Foundation, which outlined emails proving the connection, Bloomberg is the current chair of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
The TCFD is an organization that advocates for businesses to disclose "risks related to climate change" in their financial statements. Bloomberg is a former mayor of New York, the founder of the financial data juggernaut Bloomberg LP, and a significant Democratic donor.
According to a review of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the non-profit Energy Policy Advocate, representatives of this organization, many of whom are present or former Bloomberg LP employees, communicated with high-level Treasury Department officials.
This included Secretary Janet Yellen's Chief of Staff Didem Nisanci and the department's former Climate Counselor John Morton, who were at times contacted using their personal Gmail accounts.
The Treasury Department is responsible for managing the nation's finances and economic policy. The department is responsible for a wide range of functions, including overseeing the collection of taxes, managing the national debt, and enforcing economic sanctions against foreign countries.
Members of the Treasury Department are responsible for a variety of roles within the agency, depending on their specific area of expertise.
Some may work on economic policy development, while others may be responsible for financial regulation, international finance, or tax enforcement.
One of the most important responsibilities of members of the Treasury Department is to maintain the integrity and impartiality of the agency.
This means that they are required to act in the best interests of the public, rather than for the benefit of private individuals or lobbying firms.
In order to ensure this, members of the Treasury Department are prohibited from accepting gifts or other forms of compensation from private lobbying firms, and are required to adhere to strict ethical standards.
If a member of the Treasury Department were found to have violated these ethical standards by complying with requests from private lobbying firms, they could face serious consequences.
These might include disciplinary action within the agency, such as suspension or termination, as well as legal consequences such as fines or imprisonment.
Additionally, the reputation of the agency as a whole could be compromised, potentially undermining public trust in the government's ability to manage the nation's finances and economic policy.