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US doctor pushing masks caught partying on boat with maskless, bikini-clad women

US doctor pushing masks caught partying on boat with maskless, bikini-clad women

'Hot Doctor' Mikhail Varshavski has come under withering fire from his millions of followers after pictures of him ignoring his own advice by partying maskless on his birthday emerged. Varshavski — who has found Internet fame as Dr. Mike — has been in the vanguard of stressing the importance of wearing a mask to stop the spread of Covid-19. But he appeared to break all his own rules when it came to his 31st birthday party, for which he flew from New York to Miami on November 12 to celebrate. A picture of Varshavski on a boat in Sunset Harbor surrounded by 14 other people — most of them bikini-clad women — has since done the rounds with his fans calling him out for hypocrisy.

Bright meteor fireball over the Mediterranean Sea on Deember 2

Bright meteor fireball over the Mediterranean Sea on Deember 2

This beautiful meteor was spotted form Spain on 2020 December 3 at 0:40local time (equivalent to 23:40 universal time on Dec. 2). It overflew the Mediterranean Sea. The bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 147,000 km / h. It began at an altitude of about 112 km over the sea, and ended at a height of around 72 km after traveling about 77 km in the Earth's atmosphere. The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing stations located at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), and Seville.

Bank of England 'lost track' of £50 billion banknotes

Bank of England 'lost track' of £50 billion banknotes

It is known throughout the world as a byword for security. But the Bank of England is evidently a tad unclear on the whereabouts of £50bn of banknotes, and it doesn't seem to be overly concerned about it, a powerful group of MPs has said. In a stiff rebuke for Threadneedle Street, the Commons public accounts committee said the money - equivalent to a stack of £5 notes more than 800 miles high - had essentially gone "missing" because the Bank did not keep close enough tabs on cash usage in modern Britain. Despite walls 8ft thick and an imposing reputation for guarding billions of pounds of gold bars in its vaults, the PAC said the Bank had nonetheless displayed a "lax attitude to whereabouts of bulk of sterling cash supply".

'Running out of time': US adds new demands as Russia makes concessions to save nuclear deterrent deal - envoy

'Running out of time': US adds new demands as Russia makes concessions to save nuclear deterrent deal - envoy

Moscow has agreed to key US demands in a bid to preserve the New START agreement in a race against time to extend the treaty before it expires, the Russian envoy to the US said. Washington then simply made new demands. "The fate of New START is perhaps the key issue for future arms control," ambassador Anatoly Antonov said at an event hosted by the Brookings Institute on Wednesday. The 2011 treaty putting a limit on nuclear warheads and their delivery vehicles the US and Russia could possess remains virtually the only active arms control agreement between the two nuclear powers. Yet it is due to expire on February 5, 2021, while Moscow and Washington are locked in uneasy negotiations over its extension.

LA Mayor bans 'unnecessary walking' as part of new COVID-19 restrictions

LA Mayor bans 'unnecessary walking' as part of new COVID-19 restrictions

Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a new emergency order Wednesday that bans unnecessary "travel on foot" as he warns the city is nearing a "devastating tipping point" in their fight against COVID-19. "Our city is now close to a devastating tipping point, beyond which the number of hospitalized patients would start to overwhelm our hospital system, in turn risking needless suffering and death," Garcetti wrote in the order. "These unfortunate facts about the spread of COVID-19 in our City mean that we must resume some of the more restrictive measures we instituted in the Spring." The order prohibits "all travel, including, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit," with limited exceptions.

Wales to roll out coronavirus vaccine ID cards

Wales to roll out coronavirus vaccine ID cards

People who have received a coronavirus vaccine in Wales will be given a card detailing the date and type of the vaccination. The announcement came from health minister Vaughan Gething after Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine was approved by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). In a written statement Mr Gething said: "Those receiving a COVID-19 vaccination will be given a credit card-sized NHS Wales immunisation card which will have the vaccine name, date of immunisation and batch number of each of the doses given handwritten on them. Comment: This information is already stored on our medical records, just like every other vaccination, and there has never been a need for an ID card before. This chilling move tells us that this is about normalizing the idea of some kind of 'vaccine passport', without which we will become 2nd class citizens - or worse. Wales has proven itself to be quite the testing ground for these totalitarian policies.

Prominent Democratic strategist and Newsom adviser facing domestic violence charges

Prominent Democratic strategist and Newsom adviser facing domestic violence charges

Prominent California Democratic strategist Nathan Ballard — a longtime friend and adviser to Gov. Gavin Newsom — was arrested and jailed on two felony domestic violence charges in Napa that include an allegation of attempting to suffocate a four-year-old child with a pillow. Ballard, 51, was booked on Oct. 18 on two felony charges of willful cruelty to a child with possible injury and death, and domestic violence, according to documents on file with the Napa County Sheriff's Office, shared with POLITICO. He will be formally charged Thursday, according to Napa County Assistant District Attorney Paul Gero. Ballard is the founder of The Press Shop, a San Francisco-based public relations firm. Until Oct. 19 — the day after the alleged incident — he sat on the board of The Representation Project, a nonprofit founded by First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom to advance women's rights.

Minnesota witness: Mentally handicapped individuals forced to vote for biden

Minnesota witness: Mentally handicapped individuals forced to vote for biden

Stealing the elderly and mentally disabled vote is a well-documented and fraudulent election practice taking place across the nation. Specifically, voting "handlers" have been known to register to vote on behalf of these vulnerable citizens or force them to vote for the candidate they are representing. On November 2, 2020, in Otsego, Minnesota, a retired construction worker, developer, and land investor made one such declaration. In a sworn affidavit, this person witnessed "a busload of Severely Mentally Handicapped People who were forced by handlers to vote for Joe Biden." In great detail, the witness describes being at the Sherburne County Office and standing right next to a line of severely mentally handicapped people who were there for early voting, and watching them being taken, one by one, up to vote, with someone else (caretaker/handler) holding their hand and forcing them to make voting choices. The witness notes that "the caretakers were the ones making the voting choices...

Georgia group founded by Stacey Abrams under investigation for seeking out-of-state, dead voters

Georgia group founded by Stacey Abrams under investigation for seeking out-of-state, dead voters

Group was previously chaired by Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has launched investigations into several groups, including one founded by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, for seeking to "aggressively" register "ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters" before the state's Jan. 5 Senate runoff elections. Raffensperger's office on Wednesday said the investigations are into groups including America Votes, Vote Forward and The New Georgia Project — which was founded by Abrams and previously chaired by Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock. Raffensperger for weeks has issued warnings against efforts to register individuals who are ineligible to vote in Georgia's runoff elections or to encourage people to come to Georgia with the sole purpose of casting ballots.

For just $58! AOC's 'Tax the Rich' sweatshirts combine socialist slogans with a capitalist price tag

For just $58! AOC's 'Tax the Rich' sweatshirts combine socialist slogans with a capitalist price tag

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known for her fiery invectives against the billionaire class. But it turns out that 'AOC' isn't above a little capitalism of her own, selling 'Tax The Rich' sweatshirts online for a princely sum. New York's Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described "democratic socialist," and probably the best known face of the Democratic Party's progressive wing. She's proposed hitting the wealthiest Americans with a whopping 70 percent income tax to fund massive environmental and social spending, and led a campaign to drive Amazon from taking advantage of generous tax breaks to set up its second headquarters in the Big Apple. As of late, however, she's been engaging in a little capitalism of her own, selling tshirts, sweatshirts, and all manner of merchandise on her official web store. The latest additions to her line, on Twitter by Ocasio-Cortez, include clothes promoting the 'Green New Deal' and the cancellation of student debt, as well as sweatshirts reading 'Drink...

Bill Clinton's former 'right-hand man' claims the president visited Epstein's Island in 2003

Bill Clinton's former 'right-hand man' claims the president visited Epstein's Island in 2003

Clinton has denied repeatedly ever visiting the infamous island. Doug Band, a longtime counselor and friend to former President Bill Clinton, claimed recently that Clinton did in fact visit deceased convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's infamous private island — an accusation that Clinton has repeatedly denied for decades. The claim appears in a lengthy Vanity Fair feature story about Band's time working with Clinton, titled, "Confessions of a Clintonworld Exile," written by Gabriel Sherman.

'Yes, we can - but no, we shouldn't': Radical leftists furious over Obama's claim that 'Defund the Police' is a vote-losing slogan

'Yes, we can - but no, we shouldn't': Radical leftists furious over Obama's claim that 'Defund the Police' is a vote-losing slogan

The former US President has criticized 'snappy slogans' for alienating ordinary voters. Their irate response to his criticism is exactly why the left lost so much ground in the election. If 2008 and 2012 are any evidence, Barack Obama knows how to win an election. Though I'm admittedly nowhere near being his biggest fan, I will say he has a talent for wordsmithing. Easily the most radical president that we've had in my lifetime, Obama was able to package all of his ideas under the banner of "Hope and Change." He defeated two seasoned Republican politicians because of it. You would think that when Barack Obama comes out and criticizes bad slogans and messaging that people would listen. However, members of the progressive wing of the Democrat party seem to be offended by what he's saying. He specifically criticized the idea of defunding the police, and went on to discuss the issues with that kind of messaging:

California 11-year-old kills himself during virtual class on Zoom as health experts warn depression is increasing amid lockdowns

California 11-year-old kills himself during virtual class on Zoom as health experts warn depression is increasing amid lockdowns

An 11-year-old boy in California shot and killed himself during a virtual class this week. Local authorities confirmed that the boy shot himself when his camera and microphone were off during a virtual class on Zoom in San Joaquin County on Wednesday. His sister, who was also home learning remotely, found him and alerted a neighbor and her teacher. Authorities found the boy with a head injury and took him to the hospital, where he later died.

No escape from our techno-feudal world

No escape from our techno-feudal world

The political economy of the Digital Age remains virtually terra incognita. In Techno-Feudalism, published three months ago in France (no English translation yet), Cedric Durand, an economist at the Sorbonne, provides a crucial, global public service as he sifts through the new Matrix that controls all our lives. Durand places the Digital Age in the larger context of the historical evolution of capitalism to show how the Washington consensus ended up metastasized into the Silicon Valley consensus. In a delightful twist, he brands the new grove as the "Californian ideology". We're far away from Jefferson Airplane and the Beach Boys; it's more like Schumpeter's "creative destruction" on steroids, complete with IMF-style "structural reforms" emphasizing "flexibilization" of work and outright marketization/financialization of everyday life. The Digital Age was crucially associated with right-wing ideology from the very start. The incubation was provided by the Progress and Freedom...

'Yes we can't?' Obama scorched after denouncing 'defund the police' as just a 'snappy' slogan that alienates voters

'Yes we can't?' Obama scorched after denouncing 'defund the police' as just a 'snappy' slogan that alienates voters

Former US president Barack Obama has been scolded, most notably from some of his own fellow Democrats, for commenting that "snappy" slogans like the progressive rallying cry to "defund the police" only alienate potential voters. "You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done," Obama said in an interview on Snapchat show 'Good Luck America' set to be broadcast on Wednesday, according to Axios. The Democrat advocated a supposedly more pragmatic approach, saying, "The key is deciding, do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?" The call to "defund the police" was popularized during the wave of anti-racism protests and riots, which swept the US following the killing of African American man George Floyd during the arrest by Minneapolis Police. Since then, it has been used by activist groups like Black Lives Matter and even...

Record cold, record-fast zonal winds, missing NLCs and an open ozone hole: Antarctic weather has scientists in a spin

Record cold, record-fast zonal winds, missing NLCs and an open ozone hole: Antarctic weather has scientists in a spin

Consider it just the tip of the iceberg: noctilucent clouds (NLCs) over the south pole are AWOL this year, writes Dr. Tony Phillips of spaceweather.com. NLCs are Earth's highest clouds. Water crystallizing around specks of dust 83 km above Earth's surface creates beautiful electric-blue structures, typically visible from November to February in the southern hemisphere, and May to August in its north counterpart. Their appearance over Antarctica in 2020 is now seriously overdue. "Normally we see the first NLCs of the southern season around Nov. 21st," says Cora Randall of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). "But this year, it's already December and we're still waiting."

Delhi records coldest November in 71 years

Delhi records coldest November in 71 years

The month of November was the coldest in the national capital in 71 years, with the mean minimum temperature dropping to 10.2 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department. Delhi had recorded a mean minimum temperature of 10.2 degrees Celsius in November 1949. The mean minimum temperature for November was 9.6 degrees Celsius in 1938; nine degrees Celsius in 1931 and 8.9 degrees Celsius in 1930, according to IMD data. Normally, the mean minimum temperature for the month of November is 12.9 degrees Celsius. The mean minimum temperature was 15 degrees Celsius last year, 13.4 degrees Celsius in 2018 and 12.8 degrees Celsius in 2017 and 2016. Delhi also braved four cold waves in November -on the 3rd, 20th, 23rd and 24th.

Southeast Turkey shaken by shallow M5.0 earthquake

Southeast Turkey shaken by shallow M5.0 earthquake

Turkey's disaster authority and the U.S. Geological Survey say a 5.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Siirt in southeastern Turkey. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, or AFAD, said on Dec. 3 there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake that hit at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles) at 8:45 a.m. (0545 GMT). Turkey is crisscrossed by fault lines and was hit by two strong tremors this year - one that hit the western port city of Izmir last month, killing 117 people, and another in Elazığ province, killing 41 people. At least 17,000 people died in a powerful earthquake in northwest Turkey in 1999.

Dominion Software was accessible to far Left 'Indivisible' organizers on election night — An Obama-linked group that ENDORSED JOE BIDEN

Dominion Software was accessible to far Left 'Indivisible' organizers on election night — An Obama-linked group that ENDORSED JOE BIDEN

On November 25th a 21-year-old electronic intelligence analyst under 305th Military Intelligence with experience gathering SAM missile system electronic intelligence signed a declaration of evidence for Attorney Sidney Powell in her investigation of the massive fraud in the 2020 presidential election. The declaration from an active-duty military analyst was made public this week. The young analyst says that within five days of the election he/she was able to connect dominonvotingsystems.com, which is Dominion's proprietary URL, to Belgrade, Iran, China — and Indivisible.org. The US has a copy of the traffic and the packets of information that were sent to Germany on Election night! On Monday the first expert at the Arizona State Legislature hearing with Rudy Giuliani was US cybersecurity expert Colonel Phil Waldron.

Black hole's structure possibly glimpsed, as dust ring casts shadows and rays far across space

Black hole's structure possibly glimpsed, as dust ring casts shadows and rays far across space

Astronomers believe they are getting a glimpse of the structure of a black hole, after the Hubble Space Telescope spotted a collection of rays and shadows beaming out from the center of a galaxy millions of light-years away. Black holes are the universe's greatest monsters, rapidly consuming everything in their vicinity. Their gravity is so powerful that not even light can escape them, an extraordinary fact which also makes them invisible to us and thus incredibly hard to study. However, experts have noticed vast shadows and narrow, bright rays stretching out from the center of the galaxy IC 5063, as if something enormous is standing in the way of the intense light. Experts believe this could be a black hole in the heart of the galaxy casting its shadow into space, and a quirk of alignment may be allowing them a glimpse of its structure.

Stunning light pillars illuminate night sky in Chinese city

Stunning light pillars illuminate night sky in Chinese city

Residents in a northern Chinese city have been stunned by a spectacular optical phenomenon illuminating in the night sky. Incredible footage shows dozens of colourful light beams appearing on Saturday evening in Inner Mongolia region's Genhe, a city dubbed 'China's pole of cold'. Millions of social media users were also left in awe at the extraordinary scene, known as light pillars or sun pillars, caused by a bright light source reflected off falling ice crystals in cold weather.

Israel carried out Iranian scientist's assassination, media claims citing US official

Israel carried out Iranian scientist's assassination, media claims citing US official

Iran has already accused Israel of carrying out the hit, but has yet to present evidence to substantiate the claim. Tel Aviv itself has neither confirmed nor denied the accusations, but has been actively opposed to the Iranian nuclear programme that the murdered scientist was working on. Israel orchestrated and executed the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on 27 November, CNN reported citing an anonymous US administration official. The source noted that normally Tel Aviv warns the White House about its upcoming covert operations, but did not elaborate on whether this was the case with Fakhrizadeh murder.

BEST OF THE WEB: Lockdowns are serial killers. End them now.

BEST OF THE WEB: Lockdowns are serial killers. End them now.

Comment: The following is quite possibly one of the most comprehensive articles published here on Covid-19, and sums a number of important points on the virus quite handily. We are constantly told by our political leaders and the compliant media that a pandemic lockdown is absolutely necessary if we are ever to defeat the COVID virus. Mask mandates, quarantine camps, self-isolating, limited sociability, the stoking of public fear and panic, the shuttering of businesses and the attendant cratering of the economy have become, once again, the false solution to a politically ginned-up crisis -- déjà vu all over again. The trouble is: none of this works, none of this is necessary. Texas Tech professor Gilbert Berdine sums up: "After taking the unprecedented economic depression into account, history will likely judge these lockdowns to be the greatest policy error of this generation." Psychiatrist Mark McDonald writes: "Not only have Americans become afraid, they have become infected by...

'Hypocrites of 2020': Los Angeles store celebrated for blasting Hunter Biden, Pelosi, Fauci, & more with unusual holiday window decorations

'Hypocrites of 2020': Los Angeles store celebrated for blasting Hunter Biden, Pelosi, Fauci, & more with unusual holiday window decorations

Los Angeles boutique store Kitson has found itself celebrated by conservatives on social media for a holiday display featuring their "people of the year," including Dr. Anthony Fauci and Hunter Biden. Kitson's "people" of the year starts with a poster of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti holding money next to a quote saying: "I will turn your phone off if you don't obey. Target, Costco, Walmart, etc. can sell nonessential items but small businesses are forbidden." Garcetti has been frequently criticized for his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic. He previously threatened to shut off power and water to households disobeying shutdown orders, and recently announced new stay-at-home orders that forbids people from non-essential travel.

2,783 of Azerbaijan's troops died during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - report

2,783 of Azerbaijan's troops died during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - report

Azerbaijan has released its first official data on casualties from the conflict over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, which ended with a Russian-brokered truce in November. The Defense Ministry in Baku said 2,783 troops were killed. More than 100 servicemen were also registered as missing in action during the fighting with Armenia-backed forces who previously held all of the region, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced in a Facebook post on Thursday. More than 1,240 troops who were injured during the conflict have been undergoing medical treatment, it added. The names and other details about the deceased servicemen will be made public later, with a special commission working to make that happen, the ministry said.

Report: 40 states will file antitrust lawsuit against Facebook

Report: 40 states will file antitrust lawsuit against Facebook

A recent report claims that a group of at least 40 states led by New York is set to file an antitrust lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook as early as next week. A recent report from CNBC states that sources believe that a lawsuit could be filed against social media giant Facebook as early as next week. A group of 40 states led by New York have been investigating Facebook for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the company, according to four sources. The lawsuit would be the second major case taken against a major tech firm this year following the Justice Department's lawsuit against Google in October. Over 40 states reportedly plan to sign on to the Facebook lawsuit one source said, but would not provide the list of states.

US to withdraw some Baghdad embassy staff as tensions spike in region

US to withdraw some Baghdad embassy staff as tensions spike in region

The U.S. government has decided to withdraw some staff from its embassy in Baghdad through the final weeks of the Trump administration, officials say, as tensions rise throughout the region. A person familiar with the withdrawal described it as a temporary "de-risking" that will continue until after the Jan. 3 anniversary of the slaying of senior Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani last year by a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad. The individual spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss security matters. The number of personnel to be withdrawn was unclear. The State Department provided no official confirmation of the drawdown but said that ensuring the safety of U.S. government personnel and facilitates was its "highest priority."

France's ex-interior minister accused of 'concealing evidence' in case of 80 year old woman killed by police tear-gas grenade

France's ex-interior minister accused of 'concealing evidence' in case of 80 year old woman killed by police tear-gas grenade

Algerian national Zineb Redouane died shortly after she was struck by a tear gas grenade in her apartment in Marseille. Two years after her tragic death, relatives have filed a legal complaint against former interior minister Christophe Castaner for "concealing evidence" while investigative journalists have challenged the findings of a ballistic report that cleared officers of wrongdoing. On December 2, 2018, 80-year-old Zineb Redouane died on an operating table at La Conception hospital in Marseille, hours after she was struck by a tear gas grenade fired into her apartment by riot police. Redouane, an Algerian national, was standing at the window of her fourth-floor apartment in central Marseille when the canister struck her in the face. Relatives said she was trying to shut her shutters amid the chaos of clashes between police and "Yellow Vest" anti-government protesters in her street.

Iran's Guardians Council will suspend IAEA inspections if sanctions are not eased

Iran's Guardians Council will suspend IAEA inspections if sanctions are not eased

An Iranian constitutional watchdog has approved a law requiring the government to suspend United Nations inspections of the country's nuclear facilities and step up uranium enrichment beyond the limit set under the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers if sanctions are not eased in one month. The Guardians Council approved the legislation on December 2, a day after it was passed in parliament in what was seen as a show of defiance after the killing of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist last week. Iranian President Hassan Rohani criticized the law as "harmful" to diplomatic efforts aimed at restoring the 2015 nuclear deal and easing U.S. sanctions.

2019 saw UK dementia deaths decline by largest number in 20 years

2019 saw UK dementia deaths decline by largest number in 20 years

Dementia deaths have declined by the largest number in 20 years, Government figures have revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its first ever figures linked to dementia and Alzheimer's disease deaths, which also include comorbidities, for England and Wales Researchers found that in 2019 there were 530,841 deaths registered. Of these, there were 66,424 deaths due to dementia and Alzheimer's disease (12.5 per cent) compared with 69,478 deaths in 2018. The ONS also found that there was a "significant decrease" in the age-standardised mortality rate in 2019 in comparison to 2018 (a decline from 123.8 per 100,000 people in 2018, to 115.1 per 100,000 people in 2019).

SOTT FOCUS: MindMatters: Interview with Rod Dreher: How to Survive the Coming Soft Totalitarianism

SOTT FOCUS: MindMatters: Interview with Rod Dreher: How to Survive the Coming Soft Totalitarianism

In 1974 world-renowned author of The Gulag Archipelago Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote a short essay to his Soviet compatriots beseeching them to live in truth. The message, called "Live Not By Lies" was a call to not feed into the communist government's ubiquitous daily diet of falsehoods used to perpetuate the overwhelmingly oppressive system in place. Fast forward nearly fifty years and western civilization now finds itself facing an uncannily similar situation - ideologically, politically and socially. Greatly expanding on Solzhenitsyn's letter, journalist Rod Dreher takes a stark look at our present predicament in his new book Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. This week on MindMatters we discuss Live Not by Lies with Rod Dreher and take a hard look at the radical left's 'soft totalitarianism' already tearing away at the very fabric of society. Between Big Tech's cancelling of conservative perspectives, ideologically motivated political policies, mass consumer...

The Cost of Resistance

The Cost of Resistance

Two of the rebels I admire most, Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher, and Roger Hallam, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, are in jail in Britain. That should not be surprising. You can measure the effectiveness of resistance by the fury of the response. Julian courageously exposed the lies, deceit, war crimes and corruption of the ruling imperial elites. Roger has helped organized the largest acts of mass civil disobedience in British history, shutting down parts of London for weeks, in a bid to wrest power from a ruling class that has done nothing, and will do nothing, to halt the climate emergency and our death march to mass extinction. The governing elites, when truly threatened, turn the rule of law into farce. Dissent becomes treason. They use the state mechanisms of control - intelligence agencies, police, courts, black propaganda and a compliant press that acts as their echo chamber, along with the jails and prisons, not only to marginalize and isolate rebels, but...

Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield

Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield

President Trump on Tuesday night threatened to veto a defense bill if it does not include the repeal of a legal shield for internet companies, throwing down the latest gauntlet in a fight over a piece of must-pass legislation. Trump's warning took aim at Section 230, which gives tech companies protections for third-party content posted on their platforms and allows them to make "good faith" efforts to moderate content. The president and other Republicans have claimed that social media firms use the law to unfairly censor conservatives. "Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to 'Big Tech' (the only companies in America that have it - corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand," Trump tweeted. "Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will...

Trump's ace: Win or lose he can still devastate the Deep State with these perfectly-timed moves

Trump's ace: Win or lose he can still devastate the Deep State with these perfectly-timed moves

President Trump is still fighting hard to prove widespread fraud and reverse the initial results of the 2020 election. Even if the president fails to secure reelection, his presidency is not over yet. Two months remain before the next inauguration. There is much that President Trump can and should do right now. All of the actions below will set the table for a successful second term should President Trump win in court, but even if he doesn't they will stick one last finger in the eye of the corrupt elite cabal that hates him and his supporters so much. 1. Pardon Julian Assange and Edward Snowden President Trump's pardon of General Michael Flynn the day before Thanksgiving was a welcome start. But President Trump shouldn't just pardon those who took personal risks by associating with him. Julian Assange has done everything that journalists are supposed to do, and everything which America's fake press has abandoned in favor of left-wing activism. Assange has revealed the secrets of...

Leaked emails: Anders Aslund, Atlantic Council's Russia-basher in chief, tried to solicit funds from Russian billionaires

Leaked emails: Anders Aslund, Atlantic Council's Russia-basher in chief, tried to solicit funds from Russian billionaires

Internal Atlantic Council emails reveal the NATO-connected 'think tank' aggressively schmoozed the obscenely wealthy owners of Russia's Alfa Bank, in order to secure a slice of their vast riches. The communications have been released publicly as a result of the ongoing defamation case brought against Fusion GPS and its founder and chief Glenn Simpson in a Washington, DC court, by Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan, the owners of Alfa Bank. The three allege false allegations against them in the 'Trump-Russia dossier', produced for Fusion GPS by former MI6 operative Christopher Steele, damaged their reputation. The now-notorious and utterly discredited dossier alleged they and the bank maintained a covert communications channel with Donald Trump, and moreover delivered "large amounts of illicit cash" to Vladimir Putin when he was deputy mayor of St. Petersburg in the 1990s. In July, the trio were awarded damages in a separate action brought against Orbis Intelligence,...

Defense bill does not include move to scrap Section 230, according to Senator Inhofe

Defense bill does not include move to scrap Section 230, according to Senator Inhofe

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James Inhofe has indicated that the current National Defense Authorization Act legislation does not eliminate Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. President Trump on Tuesday tweeted that he would veto the defense bill unless it does away with Section 230, which pertains to protection -- a liability shield -- for companies regarding content posted by users. It also relates to issues of content moderation. The Oklahoma Republican senator indicated that while he shares the president's desire to scrap Section 230, such a move is not included in the current defense bill. "First of all 230 has nothing to do with the military," Sen. Inhofe said, according to The Hill. "And I agree with his sentiments we ought to do away with 230 but you can't do it in this bill. That's not a part of the bill."

Israel: As elections draw near, Netanyahu counts on Ultra-Orthodox parties for support

Israel: As elections draw near, Netanyahu counts on Ultra-Orthodox parties for support

The Haredi parties are loyal to Netanyahu, says an Israeli expert, primarily because he caters to their demands when it comes to budgets and exemption from the army. In return, he says, the Prime Minister gets their blind support. Once again, Israelis are returning to the polls. Members of the country's opposition intend to submit a bill on Wednesday that if passed will dissolve the current government, prompting another general vote, the fourth in just two years. Recent polls predict that Likud party, under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be the strongest performer, as it is projected to get 31 out of 120 seats in the country's parliament, the Knesset. To remain in his position, Netanyahu will need to form a coalition with other right-of-centre parties to obtain the magic number of at least 61 parliamentarians. In the past, assembling that number was not an easy task, and the efforts of the country's opposition to see Netanyahu leave office will not make...

Putin expels the families

Putin expels the families

The 1990s was a time of immense suffering for the Russian people. As the impending collapse of the USSR became discernable, insiders such as Nikolai Kruchina, Viktor Geraschenko, and Leonid Veselovsky created a planning group to ensure the continued influence of Soviet-era officials by transferring Russian state assets to offshore shell companies and thus stripping the country's wealth. One such offshore company, FIMACO, was used to pilfer an estimated $50 billion from the nation. Viktor Gerashchenko, the head of the central bank of Russia, sent a memorandum demanding transfers from FIMACO be covered up. It was through this looting that liquid capital was generated and used by future oligarchs to build their fortunes. An early beneficiary of this arrangement was Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who had started his career as a minor Soviet official and whose Yukos oil conglomerate was tied to FIMACO. In return for his help Viktor Gerashchenko was later given a position as the chairman of Yukos...

Prescient academic paper for 2019 lays out current election crisis - the plan from the beginning?

Prescient academic paper for 2019 lays out current election crisis - the plan from the beginning?

Ron at CodeMonkeyZ tweeted out a document published in September 2019 that lays out the Democrat Party's plan if they find themselves in a major dispute in the 2020 election. Ron has been following the 2020 election closely since Democrats attempted their steal in early November. This document was published by Edward B. Foley the Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law and Director, Election Law @ Moritz, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. The document even includes Arizona and Pennsylvania as contested states in their scenario. In the document Foley uses Liz Warren as their candidate since she was ahead in polling at the time but it could have been any of the candidates since the Democrats were going to steal the votes no matter who was their candidate.

Busted! Video from Georgia shows suitcases filled with ballots pulled from under table AFTER supervisor told GOP poll workers to go home

Busted! Video from Georgia shows suitcases filled with ballots pulled from under table AFTER supervisor told GOP poll workers to go home

The Georgia Senate Oversight Committee held a hearing on Thursday on the massive election fraud in the state. President Trump was ahead of Joe Biden by more than 110,000 votes in Georgia on election night when all of a sudden Fulton County stopped counting ballots after a pipe burst. Poll watchers were kicked out of the State Farm Arena tabulation center on election night after a burst pipe caused flooding.

Facebook to ban 'misinformation' on Covid vaccines

Facebook to ban 'misinformation' on Covid vaccines

Facebook Inc on Thursday said it would remove false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts, following a similar announcement by Alphabet Inc's YouTube in October. The move expands Facebook's current rules against falsehoods and conspiracy theories about the pandemic. The social media company says it takes down coronavirus misinformation that poses a risk of "imminent" harm, while labeling and reducing distribution of other false claims that fail to reach that threshold. Facebook said in a blog post that the global policy change came in response to news that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be rolling out around the world. Two drug companies, Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc, have asked U.S. authorities for emergency use authorization of their vaccine candidates. Britain approved the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation program in history.

Sidney Powell files suit in Wisconsin to block state from certifying results, similar suits in Arizona - hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots

Sidney Powell files suit in Wisconsin to block state from certifying results, similar suits in Arizona - hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots

Attorney Sidney Powell filed a lawsuit on Tuesday alleging an "egregious range of conduct" in Wisconsin at the direction of Wisconsin state election officials. Powell is asking the court to block Gov. Tony Evers from transferring currently certified election results in Wisconsin to the Electoral College, and have Evers and the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) reverse the certification, "pending a full investigation and court hearing." Powell is also asking the court to order an independent audit of the election "to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the election." The suit (pdf) was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against the WEC and Evers. It alleges an "egregious range of conduct" in Milwaukee County and the City of Milwaukee, along with Dane County, La Crosse County, Waukesha County, St. Croix County, Washington County, Bayfield County, Ozaukee County, as well as other counties throughout the Third District and throughout Wisconsin...

Staten Island bar owner Keith McAlarney arrested for defying COVID lockdown - UPDATE

Staten Island bar owner Keith McAlarney arrested for defying COVID lockdown - UPDATE

"Will spend night in jail for 'trespassing' in his own business...It's like the Mafia...Gov Cuomo is the Gestapo!" Last week, we reported about an NYC bar owner who used a leftist tactic when he defined his bar as being located in an "autonomous zone," to protect him from COVID lockdown rules. The NY Post reports that the Staten Island pub located in a coronavirus hot spot is stealing a page from Seattle's anarchist cookbook, declaring itself an "autonomous zone," free from the public-safety restrictions its owners say they will refuse to abide by. "!ATTENTION! We hereby declare this establishment an !!! AUTONOMOUS ZONE!!!" read signs outside and around Mac's Public House in Grant City, invoking a phrase more commonly associated with the monthlong occupation of Capitol Hill in the Emerald City by anti-cop radicals. "We refuse to abide by any rules and regulations put forth by the Mayor of NYC and Governor of NY State."

Rand Paul: Fauci owes parents and students an apology over pandemic measures

Rand Paul: Fauci owes parents and students an apology over pandemic measures

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) scolded Anthony Fauci in a tweet on Sunday, suggesting the nation's leading infectious disease expert apologize for his warnings about the danger the coronavirus poses to school-age children. "Dr Fauci owes @RandPaul an apology," one of Paul's Twitter followers said. Paul responded: "No, he owes one to every single parent and school-age child in America. I told him this multiple times this summer." Fauci and Paul have clashed several times since the pandemic began, with the Kentucky Republican accusing Fauci of fear-mongering rhetoric and what he says is incorrect praise of so-called lockdown measures implemented to stem the spread of the virus.

Propaganda hack Valery Solovey gives it yet another go: Says Putin has cancer, preparing to step down

Propaganda hack Valery Solovey gives it yet another go: Says Putin has cancer, preparing to step down

The Russian president is the world's sickest leader, if you believe reports in Western media, that is. Popular US and UK outlets are now claiming Vladimir Putin has Parkinson's, underwent secret surgery and is battling cancer. While many have found 2020 to be a challenging year, for notorious Moscow conspiracy theorist Valery Solovey, it has been his best yet. He has managed to send Western news organisations into a frenzy with bombshell allegations twice in as many months. In November, he claimed Putin was suffering from a neurodegenerative condition and would soon step back from the presidency. The revelations were splashed across popular newspapers including the UK's Mail Online and the New York Post.

Project Veritas releases more CNN calls: Zucker says spike Biden laptop story, VP says Cubans like bullies, and why is Burisma still a thing?

Project Veritas releases more CNN calls: Zucker says spike Biden laptop story, VP says Cubans like bullies, and why is Burisma still a thing?

[Ed. note: Listen to the audio clips here.] Project Veritas' release of the second tranche of clips from CNN President, Jeff Zucker's, 9 a.m. editorial conference calls reveal more evidence of Zucker's manipulation of the news to fit his own world view. James O'Keefe, the founder and CEO of Project Veritas, said, "In these morning calls, Jeff Zucker orders his people to suppress some stories — not because they are false — but because they will hurt his political agenda." O'Keefe said Zucker wants to shape the news, not report it. "When Zucker tells CNN reporters, hosts, producers and editors to hype stories because they fit his narrative, or to target public officials like Sen. Lindsey Graham, it's because they do not toe the Zucker line."

Obama mocked for promising to take Covid-19 vaccine on camera, Twitter recalls Flint water-drinking 'stunt'

Obama mocked for promising to take Covid-19 vaccine on camera, Twitter recalls Flint water-drinking 'stunt'

Barack Obama has been mocked for saying he would take a future Covid-19 vaccine live on camera to prove its safety. Critics quickly recalled a similar "stunt" when he drank newly cleaned water in Flint, Michigan. "I promise you that when it's been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it," Obama said of a potential vaccine in a SiriusXM radio interview released on Thursday. "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science," he added. Yet, critics immediately pounced on the comment, comparing it to his response to the Flint water crisis. The infamous health disaster began in 2014, when, due to mismanagement, water pipes succumbed to corrosion and contaminated the city's supply with lead. In May 2016, Obama visited Flint to highlight federal assistance in replacing some of the lead pipes.

Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing witnesses outline massive fraud

Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing witnesses outline massive fraud

A City of Detroit election worker said at a Michigan State legislature on Wednesday that she was told to backdate absentee ballots. The woman, who was identified only as Jessy Jacob, told the bipartisan legislative hearing on Wednesday night that she and others were directed to backdate about 100,000 absentee ballots, or about 10,000 per day. The woman confirmed to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, that her supervisor told her to do this. Giuliani asked her if her supervisor told her to use the "phony date of the day," and Jacob replied in the affirmative. "Would you say Jessy that was an experience you never expected? That level of crookedness and dishonesty at the Detroit center for counting votes?" Giuliani also asked her. "Yes, the whole city," she responded. Jacob, who Giuliani said never testified before, worked in Detroit and said election workers like her were coached on how to change ballots. She was also advised not to request...

Sidney Powell: Dominion server REMOVED from Fulton County while lawyers sought restraining order

Sidney Powell: Dominion server REMOVED from Fulton County while lawyers sought restraining order

Attorney Sidney Powell said on Monday that someone had removed a Dominion Voting Systems server from a recount center in Fulton County, Georgia. "Someone went down to the Fulton center where the votes and Dominion machines were, claimed there was a software glitch and they had to replace the software, and it seems that they removed the server," Powell told Lou Dobbs Tonight in an interview aired on Nov. 30. Powell added that her team does not know where the server is. Jessica Corbitt, the director of external affairs for Fulton County, told The Epoch Times on Dec. 1 that the server in question is still on the premises of the recount location at World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Iron will to live: 102 year-old woman has survived the Spanish Flu, cancer and Covid

Iron will to live: 102 year-old woman has survived the Spanish Flu, cancer and Covid

A 102-year-old New York woman who lived through the 1918 Spanish Flu and overcame cancer survived not only one — but two bouts with the coronavirus. Angelina Friedman — a Westchester County nursing home resident with "an iron will to live" — battled COVID-19 back in March, as well as in October, her daughter told WPIX-TV. "She's not the oldest to survive COVID, but she may be the oldest to survive it twice," Joanne Merola told the outlet. The centenarian was born Angelina Sciales on Oct. 18, 1918, on a ship taking immigrants from Italy to the Big Apple in the midst of the influenza, Merola said. Friedman's mother died in childbirth on the ship, and she was raised with the help of her two sisters. Her father later joined Friedman and her 10 siblings in America and the family settled in Brooklyn.