The Torch Report

The Torch Report

Intelligent views on global news. www.thetorchreport.com

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December 2, 2022 19 min

Just breathe.

Isn’t it nice to be able to take a nice deep breath of fresh air? Enjoy it while you can!

Actually, even as I say that, the snarky rebel inside me screams “PISS OFF!!” — there is no way in hell I’ll be putting a mask on my face — and I know for a fact that many people feel the same way. But will they risk their jobs and careers over it?

Well, we’re about to find out! Check out this insanity:

* HHS-authorized report recom...

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What do we do?

That’s the question we must ask ourselves over and over again — all while doing everything we can on any given day to make the world a better place. Simply by going to work, doing your job, and talking with people you are already having much more impact than you might imagine, because you are a patriot.

Patriots love their country. They love their communities. They love life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The...

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November 30, 2022 18 min

It finally happened.

After all these years, in so many different states, they finally caught up with me. They called me in. I got pat down and scanned with the magic wand. They ushered me into a little room. Then BAM… I got selected for jury duty!

Totally didn’t see that coming.

And so it was, I spent the day listening to lawyers banter back and forth as they made their respective cases regarding the future of the man in the chair. ...

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November 28, 2022 19 min

Fascinating.

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary tracks the most searched for word throughout the year. That word then claims the title Word of the Year. Care to guess what it was?

Want a clue? The word implies intentional deception and the psychological manipulation of a person, usually over an extended period of time. It’s more than just a straight forward form of deception—it’s more devious than than that.

According to the mainstr...

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November 23, 2022 20 min

What do ya know?

I love that opening question. It sparks some interesting conversations.

I’d love to ask each of you face to face: What do ya know? Then listen and learn.

It seems no matter who I talk to, there is great concern about the future of our country. Democrats are concerned about our future because of climate change, and what if Trump gets re-elected?! Republicans are concerned about our future because of the child groomin...

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November 22, 2022 19 min

It’s unfathomable.

The whole world was turned upside down. Businesses were shuttered. Schools were closed. Loved ones died in lonely isolation. Life we knew it came to a bitter end.

Why?

Because “The Science” said so.

Besides being a global scale psyop intended to mind-melt public opinion into mindless compliance and blind obedience, COVID-19 was a training exercise in collective reprogramming. The public psyche was repeatedly traine...

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November 21, 2022 21 min

Look. Listen. Learn.

Look at what passes as news. Listen to the conflicting narratives.

Learn to discern the distinction between fact, fiction, and utter farce.

Let’s take it one issue at a time. First up, election integrity.

Fact: Voting machines lead to widespread election fraud with zero accountability.

* High profile Democrats have been pointing this out for years, claiming that voting machines are controlled by the Bush dynasty, ...

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November 18, 2022 21 min

Back on track.

That is the promise being made by global leaders at the COP 27 meeting, the 27th Conference of the Parties who are dead set on accelerating the implementation of their radical eugenics driven climate agenda—aka the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are to believe that the world’s leaders need to get us back on track, because COVID-19 interrupted the implementation of their ambitious international policies.

But I do...

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November 17, 2022 20 min

The world keeps turning.

“Like sands through an hourglass, these are the days of our lives.”

Getting home after a fast and full trip to the bustling metropolis of the nation’s capital brings a special depth of gratitude. It was nearly midnight when I turned onto the lonely highway that would lead me out to my own little patch of paradise. No street lights. No cars. Just mile after mile of dark, peaceful road.

“No gas for 65 miles” c...

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November 16, 2022 19 min

Here we go.

Last night Trump announced he was running for reelection in 2024. Honestly, I have mixed emotions about it, and I’ll tell you why in a minute. But first, here’s a screenshot of the front page of the Seattle Times this morning:

Notice the words “escalating” and “blame”… hasn’t the blame been escalating for years at this point? Wasn’t that the whole point of the J6 show trials? Hasn’t that been the point of labeling Trump s...

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November 15, 2022 19 min

Buckle up.

Okay friends, as you know (if you’ve been following along), yesterday I attended a Freedom Caucus forum that addressed the issues of “who makes the rules” and dove into the many wonky procedural issues that are being used to thwart the will of the American people. For example, the “Suspension Rule” allows congressional leadership to suspend the rules and cast a vote on legislation that nobody has ever read.

Yes, you read ...

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November 14, 2022 16 min

Facts are funny.

Washington D.C. is our nation’s capitol. That is a simple irrefutable fact, right?

According to the most recent census, in 2021 the District of Columbia had a population of approximately 670,000 people—making it the 23rd largest city in the U.S., just slightly smaller than Seattle and slightly larger than Portland, Oregon:

One might think, in theory, that the capitol of our nation would generally reflect a cross-secti...

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November 11, 2022 23 min

It’s scary.

The thought that any government, anywhere, might actually be targeting the most loyal, passionate, service oriented men and women—who willingly volunteered to sacrifice their lives to protect the freedom of perfect strangers—that the government would be targeting them for discrimination, intimidation, and even incarceration, is utterly despicable. More than that, it’s scary.

It’s scary because it means the government is ...

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November 10, 2022 19 min

Just the facts Jack.

While most of the media is still rolling on the floor pissing all over themselves—either in exaltation or lamentation, depending on party preference—there are still some people trying to help Americans understand what really happened this midterm election, but they are few and far between.

Let me just cut to the chase: This was not a free and fair election.

It was an election that denied the will of the American...

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November 9, 2022 27 min

***sorry I’m late today… there was a power outage this morning***

OUCH.

By now I’m sure you’ve heard, the Big Red Wave was little more than a ripple.

It was really just another smack in the face. Did you really not see that coming?

Of all the despicable swirling spin, of all the takes and takeaways, there was one article, one voice that most closely expresses how I feel. It was written by Jim Hoft at TheGatewayPundit.com, and I’m going...

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November 8, 2022 19 min

It’s happening.

Today is election day. Americans all across the country are waiting with baited breath to see what the future holds. Will the Republicans take control of Congress? Will the Democrats hold the Senate? Will American democracy survive?

Will the American public accept the elections? Will all hell break loose? Will chaos ensue? Will there be civil unrest? Will there be riots and violence?

Who knows?! The truth is, we are...

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The saga continues.

The rapid spread of an exotic sexually transmitted disease—the dreaded monkeypox virus—has had world health officials scrambling and scratching their collective heads for months. Monkeypox is usually only transmitted via close contact and has historically been mostly isolated to parts of Africa—so how, and why, has this virus suddenly been spreading all around the world in such a rapid fashion?

There are many rea...

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November 4, 2022 19 min

(This is the second in a two part series on the Big Lie. Part one is linked below.)

There is something there.

Yesterday’s Torch Report 233 noted that the rhetoric surrounding the strange events at the Pelosi house—that a bus dwelling hammer wielding hippie was actually a “lone right-wing extremist”—seemed to somehow be connected to a “scholar” named Dr. Richard Forno. The language in multiple articles seemed to reflect his sentiment...

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November 3, 2022 20 min

It’s ridiculous.

Preposterous. Ludicrous. Absurd.

How could anyone believe such things?

Do you ever find yourself feeling that way?

I know I have and often do, as I did this morning when I read a headline suggesting that David DePape—the now infamous underwear assailant—is a mentally unstable illegal immigrant who might just get deported after his trial. Trivial tripe.

Why anyone cares is beyond me. The holes in the narrative are glari...

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November 2, 2022 19 min

Let’s dig deeper.

Yesterday I tossed out some hypothetical coding—two if-then statements—that would effectively censor free speech without triggering a massive revolt against censoring free speech. The point was to demonstrate how easy it would be to create an algorithm that would facilitate “effective and rapid removal” of online content:

IF the content is counter narrative, THEN reduce it’s reach or remove it.

(If you’re curious wh...

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