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Residents flee massive ash cloud from erupting Semeru volcano in Indonesia

Residents flee massive ash cloud from erupting Semeru volcano in Indonesia

A volcano erupted on the Indonesian island of Java on Saturday, reportedly obscuring the sun with a massive cloud of ash, and sending locals into a panic. A clip on social media has captured people, who live at the foot of Semeru volcano, fleeing in fear ahead of a cloud of black ash descending from the 3,676-meter-tall mountain. The author of the footage is heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) in face of this truly apocalyptic sight.

Rare gull that normally lives above the Arctic Circle found in Hastings, Minnesota

Rare gull that normally lives above the Arctic Circle found in Hastings, Minnesota

A bird that normally lives its whole life above the Arctic Circle was spotted this week at Point Douglas, at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. The Ross's Gull (Rhodostethia rosea) was first observed and identified by birder Ben Douglas on Saturday, Nov. 27. The bird was born just this year somewhere in the far north. "It had a flight that was dainty and buoyant while it hunted for food under the nearby bridges (car and rail) spending the majority of time in Washington County, MN waters, but did circle in Pierce County, WI and later made brief flights over Dakota County, MN waters as well," Douglas reported on eBird. It took a trained eye to pick the rare bird out of flocks of common gulls it was among. Over the next few days, hundreds of enthusiasts visited Point Douglas Park, hoping to catch a glimpse. Many were rewarded. "We watched it catch quite a few small fish (~15) in the evening before heading up the river to roost," reported Steve Kolbe.

Gov't, NHS & GPs strike deal to provide LESS care & prioritize Covid 'booster' injections for next FOUR months

Gov't, NHS & GPs strike deal to provide LESS care & prioritize Covid 'booster' injections for next FOUR months

Ministers have given GPs in England the green light to provide less care to millions of patients for the next four months so they can join the "national mission" to urgently deliver Covid booster jabs. Comment: Rather Orwellian: providing 'less care' is now dubbed a "national mission". Family doctors will spend less time monitoring people with conditions such as diabetes and heart problems, do fewer health checks on the over-75s and stop performing minor surgery until April. Comment: This comes amidst the winter season when hospitals are usually in higher demand, particularly by people with comorbidities who need more regular health checks. Sajid Javid, the health secretary, and NHS bosses have approved the controversial changes so that GPs and practice nurses can join the drive to administer top-up shots as quickly as possible. Doctors' leaders sought to reassure the public that anyone falling ill or worried about their health would still be seen and assessed.

BEST OF THE WEB: Ice Age Farmer Report: U.N. taking down private websites - Domain level censorship

BEST OF THE WEB: Ice Age Farmer Report: U.N. taking down private websites - Domain level censorship

The U.N. Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) is now responsible for taking entire privately hosted websites offline, as they seek to take total control of the flow of information and establish their "Great Narrative." CTED notifies domain registrars of "extremist" sites -- i.e., those that promote narratives they don't approve of -- and the sites can no longer be found. This reflects a new level of internet censorship, but it is not just publishers who are in the crosshairs...it is all of us. Christian breaks it down in this Ice Age Farmer broadcast. Sources

US weaponizing wheat in Syria: USAID seeds contaminated with nematodes threaten drought-struck region's crops

US weaponizing wheat in Syria: USAID seeds contaminated with nematodes threaten drought-struck region's crops

The Syrian government has warned farmers in northeast Syria against using the wheat seeds supplied by USAID, which is a department of the US State Department in Washington. The "seeds contain a high rate of nematodes [plant-parasitic worms], which reached 40 percent, and this poses a great danger to agriculture in the region, especially as its effects cause great damage that is exacerbated by the passage of time," according to Said Hajji, head of the government's agriculture directorate in Hasaka province. USAID says the wheat seeds it recently provided to farmers meet "high standards for safety and quality." "USAID is supplying Adana and Cihan wheat seed varieties to Syrian farmers, which are sourced from the region and undergo a series of tests at a qualified lab in (the) Kurdish Region of Iraq to verify their quality before they are transported and distributed to farmers in northeast Syria," the spokesperson said.

CDC: New numbers suggest nearly 1 in 40 US children affected by autism

CDC: New numbers suggest nearly 1 in 40 US children affected by autism

New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show nearly 1 in 40 U.S. children are affected by autism. Data from 2018 published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summaries on Thursday showed that 2.3 percent of 8-year-old children were affected by autism. Previous data published in March said only 1.9 percent of eight-year-old children in the U.S. had been diagnosed with autism.

Biden says the US must 'vaccinate the rest of the world' to beat COVID-19 pandemic

Biden says the US must 'vaccinate the rest of the world' to beat COVID-19 pandemic

President Joe Biden announced that he hoped America would continue spearheading international COVID-19 relief projects, saying it was a "moral obligation" to "vaccinate the rest of the world." At a Thursday press conference, Biden announced a series of new policies to be implemented that would hopefully curb pandemic-related infections within the United States. New policies included an expansion of testing sites, a mandate for at-home testing to be made free of charge for all, and adjustments to the nation's already tightened travel restrictions. But toward the end of his speech, the president focused globally, emphasizing that because infections continue to come from "elsewhere," the U.S. will have to "go to where it came from."

Researchers shoot holes in study touted for confirming 'masks work' in curbing COVID

Researchers shoot holes in study touted for confirming 'masks work' in curbing COVID

An acclaimed study on the effectiveness of masks in reducing symptomatic COVID-19 is facing new scrutiny after a researcher highlighted the minuscule infection differences between "treatment" and control groups randomized across 600 Bangladeshi villages. Accused of design flaws and overstating its findings when it was released in late August, the study's newly released data show only 20 more symptomatic COVID cases in the villages that didn't receive masks and related education, reminders and "role modeling by community leaders." In a total study population of 342,126 adults, 1,106 people in the control group tested positive, compared to 1,086 in the treatment group. The latter group represented 52% of the study population. "I have a hard time going from these numbers to the assured conclusions that 'masks work' that was promulgated by the media or the authors after this preprint [not yet peer reviewed] appeared," University of California Berkeley professor Ben Recht, who studies...

Fire erupts during sewer repair in Finland, residents alerted over risk of toxic smoke

Fire erupts during sewer repair in Finland, residents alerted over risk of toxic smoke

Comment: This is an automatic translation, edited for clarity, from the Finnish website Helsingin Sanomat. Tampereen there was a large underground fire. Palo is at the intersection of Rautatienkatu and Verkatehtaankatu. There was a sewer repair area on site and the fire started under the sewer site. No information is available on the injured. The first announcement by the Pirkanmaa Rescue Department about the underground fire came around 7:30 p.m.

Elderly man who aimed to visit son dies at closed state border

Elderly man who aimed to visit son dies at closed state border

A man has died at a caravan park in New South Wales, Australia. He is believed to have been a full-time carer for his wife and daughter, and had applied to travel with the family to reunite with his son in neighboring Queensland. The 78-year-old man got stranded with the two women, aged 71 and 55 respectively, at a camp site in New South Wales (NSW) close to the Queensland state border. They were waiting for permission to travel and live with the man's son, who resides just 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the camp, the Courier Mail reported on Thursday. Having been stuck there for around 14 weeks, the father suddenly died. Police have confirmed an elderly man's death at the site, and say an investigation has been launched.

Omicron hype 'makes no sense'

Omicron hype 'makes no sense'

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Social justice in medicine: What is happening to my profession?

Social justice in medicine: What is happening to my profession?

Twenty-one years ago, I wrote a book called PC, M.D. How Political Correctness is Corrupting Medicine. One chapter explored "multicultural counseling," a form of therapy that encouraged white clinicians to ask themselves, "what responsibility do you hold for the racist oppressive and discriminating manner by which you personally and professionally deal with minorities?" Another chapter documented flaws in research studies purportedly showing that physicians, as a matter of routine, were racially biased against their patients. I devoted another chapter to the quest for social justice in the field of public health. In the epilogue, which I called "The Indoctrinologist Isn't In...Yet," I cautioned: "those who care about the culture and practice of medicine must be alert to the encroachment of political agendas." Today, the Indoctrinologists are officially in. These health professionals argued early in the COVID pandemic that, if hospitals were forced to ration ventilators, they should...

Pfizer vaccine injury data ordered released by judge shows shocking risk level

Pfizer vaccine injury data ordered released by judge shows shocking risk level

Any time one even mentions a story, data, or even VAERS numbers showing serious injury or death resulting from the vaccine, the bio-medical state lobby close their ears and shout while their censors in Big Tech label it as misinformation. But now we have it from the horse's mouth - Pfizer's own vaccine injury data - a shocking amount of death and injury that is likely under-reported. This means that the FDA knew from day one these vaccines were unsafe to the point that they would typically be denied authorization, and certainly not funded, mandated, and marketed with a budget and energy that have never been placed behind a product since the dawn of time. Pursuant to an agreement based on a FOIA lawsuit, the FDA has agreed to release 500 pages of vaccine data documents per month. There is a total of 329,000 pages of documents containing the information the agency relied upon to approve the shots, but they have asked a court to give them 55 years to release them. Last week, the FDA...

Jeffrey Epstein's former housekeeper claims Ghislaine Maxwell was 'lady of the house'

Jeffrey Epstein's former housekeeper claims Ghislaine Maxwell was 'lady of the house'

Jeffrey Epstein's longtime housekeeper on Thursday testified that Ghislaine Maxwell was the "lady of the house" at the powerful pedophile's Florida mansion — and that countless young women hung out there, including two who appeared to be minors. Juan Alessi dished about working for the late financier in Palm Beach for more than a decade, telling a Manhattan jury he saw "many, many, many females" in their 20s, who were at times topless, socializing with Epstein and Maxwell. Alessi recalled seeing two girls who appeared to be minors over the course of his employment, which ended in 2002. He identified one of the two as "Jane" — a Maxwell accuser who testified earlier this week — describing her as a "striking, beautiful" girl who looked to be around 14 or 15.

Twitter slaps 'unsafe' label on American Heart Association mRNA vaccine warning

Twitter slaps 'unsafe' label on American Heart Association mRNA vaccine warning

Twitter has slapped an "unsafe link" warning on a study from the American Heart Association which found that mRNA vaccines dramatically increase risk of developing heart diseases from 11% to 25%. As of this writing, when one clicks on the link in the below tweet...

The case of Igor Tarakanov who shot down MH17 before shooting himself in the foot

The case of Igor Tarakanov who shot down MH17 before shooting himself in the foot

He first appeared publicly two weeks ago, on November 17, to say he had escorted a battery of Russian Army BUK missiles from Russia into Ukraine early in the month of July 2014; that was days before Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was downed and destroyed on July 17, 2014. Tarakanov's claim contradicts everything known for seven years and made public by the US National Intelligence Council, State Department and White House; the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD); the Russian Defence Ministry; the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) headed by Dutch police; Dutch prosecutors at the murder trial which opened in Schiphol in March 2020; the presiding judge at the trial Hendrik Steenhuis, and his secret investigating judges; the Dutch lawyers defending the Russian Army officer in the dock; and the agency in charge of all evidence in the prosecution's case file, the Ukrainian Security Service SBU. Tarakanov is an unusual name Russians aren't keen to have. It means cockroach....

Study suggests Sun is likely an unaccounted source of the Earth's water

Study suggests Sun is likely an unaccounted source of the Earth's water

A University of Glasgow-led international team of researchers including those from Curtin's Space Science and Technology Centre (SSTC) found the solar wind, comprised of charged particles from the Sun largely made of hydrogen ions, created water on the surface of dust grains carried on asteroids that smashed into the Earth during the early days of the Solar System. SSTC Director, John Curtin Distinguished Professor Phil Bland said the Earth was very water-rich compared to other rocky planets in the Solar System, with oceans covering more than 70 percent of its surface, and scientists had long puzzled over the exact source of it all. "An existing theory is that water was carried to Earth in the final stages of its formation on C-type asteroids, however previous testing of the isotopic 'fingerprint' of these asteroids found they, on average, didn't match with the water found on Earth meaning there was at least one other unaccounted for source," Professor Bland said. "Our research...

Ultra-dense exoplanet seemingly made of solid iron has been spotted by astronomers orbiting a nearby star

Ultra-dense exoplanet seemingly made of solid iron has been spotted by astronomers orbiting a nearby star

According to the Interactive Extra-Solar Planets Catalogue, humans have spotted some 4,878 planets in 3,604 solar systems other than our own. Termed exoplanets, only few have been found in the habitable zone around their parent star, and none have been confirmed to have life. There are few things that are standard or typical across the universe, but the exoplanet GJ 367b still manages to stick out as an oddball in Earthling discoveries. Astronomers at the German Aerospace Center's Institute of Planetary Research, using data gathered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), reported the find in a paper published in Science on Thursday.

Visitor logs reveal Jeffrey Epstein visited the Clinton White House at least 17 times

Visitor logs reveal Jeffrey Epstein visited the Clinton White House at least 17 times

Jeffrey Epstein's access to the Clinton White House has been laid bare by visitor logs exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, which reveal the pedophile visited at least 17 times during the former president's first few years in office. Epstein, who died in 2019, visited Bill Clinton at the Executive Mansion over the course of three years with the first invitation coming just a month after his inauguration in January 1993. The logs show the late financier showed up on 14 separate days, even making two visits in a single day on three different occasions. Epstein was invited by some of Clinton's most senior advisers and aides, including one who later served as Treasury Secretary, according to records. The documents reveal that the vast majority of Epstein's visits stated that he was going to the West Wing, meaning there was a strong likelihood he was meeting Clinton.

Chinese govt summons Evergrande founder after group warns of default

Chinese govt summons Evergrande founder after group warns of default

The Chinese government summoned the embattled founder of real estate firm Evergrande Friday, after the group issued a statement warning it might not have sufficient funds to continue to meet its financial obligations. China Evergrande, which is drowning in a sea of debt worth $300 billion, has been struggling to meet its commitments and the firm's woes have fanned concerns about the whole property sector, which makes up a substantial part of the world's number two economy. On Friday evening, Evergrande in a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange warned that in light of its current liquidity situation, there is "no guarantee that the Group will have sufficient funds to continue to perform its financial obligations".

Norway considering limiting NATO deployments near Russia's border

Norway considering limiting NATO deployments near Russia's border

Norway's Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt announced that it is in the country's best interests to protect its northernmost areas with its own armed troops rather than with NATO, as per the reports of Sputnik. Norway's Labour Party, which took power earlier this year after nearly a decade of Conservative control, wants ally countries' planes and vessels to remain at a distance from border areas near Russia. Huitfeldt said that it's critical for Norway to have a military presence near the neighbourhood. However, she believes that they can do it best themselves, with Norwegian planes and frigates, and doesn't need NATO troops. When asked by Verdens Gang if the government wants to keep US and UK ships and planes farther away from Russia, Huitfeldt replied that she wants to talk to both countries about it so that Norway's interests are protected.

BEST OF THE WEB: Fauci and the Great AIDS Swindle

BEST OF THE WEB: Fauci and the Great AIDS Swindle

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s new book, The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health is not the book of a politician seeking attention. It is the book of a man determined to stake his own life in the resistance against the unfolding bio-terrorist assault on humankind by governments captive of the pharmaceutical industry. He is calling for mass insurrection, and his last word is: "I'll see you on the barricades." The book begins like this: I wrote this book to help Americans — and citizens across the globe — understand the historical underpinnings of the bewildering cataclysm that began in 2020. In that single annus horribilis, liberal democracy effectively collapsed worldwide. The very governmental health regulators, social media eminences, and media companies that idealistic populations relied upon as champions of freedom, health, democracy, civil rights, and evidence-based public policy seemed to collectively pivot in a lockstep...

New Zealand - Science, Covid Mandates, Events, Facts, and Fallacies

New Zealand - Science, Covid Mandates, Events, Facts, and Fallacies

"We Didn't See the Rocky Road Ahead" Yesterday morning I woke up to some unwelcome news. My best friend from university days has passed away. He was an active fit man looking forward to enjoying retirement. Early on he had a mild stroke, his heart became inflamed and the valves were damaged, unfortunately his immune system was too depleted to respond to treatment. His story is familiar in these Covid times and shared by millions, yet nevertheless a deeply personal tragedy for his family. He was doubly vaccinated. Feeling very sad, I decided then and there to write a short history of the political and scientific decision-making that brought NZ to where we are today. I am fortunate in having some access to these. Firstly my training in physics, logic, statistics, and the scientific method enables me to understand the principles that must be used to uncover truth from a science perspective. Secondly I have enjoyed an email conversation with a few of the key players.

Recycling of tectonic plates found to be a key driver of Earth's oxygen budget

Recycling of tectonic plates found to be a key driver of Earth's oxygen budget

A new study co-led by a Cornell researcher has identified serpentinite -- a green rock that looks a bit like snakeskin and holds fluids in its mineral structures -- as a key driver of the oxygen recycling process, which helped create and maintain the sustaining atmosphere for life on Earth. "This cycle is a really a big deal," said Esteban Gazel, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences in Cornell's College of Engineering, and co-lead author on the study. "In the end, we're talking about the budget of oxygen on the planet and how that gets balanced through processes like subduction." Earth is constantly recycling its life-giving supply of water and oxygen as tectonic plates sink, or subduct, deep into the planet. Elements are carried down as one piece of the planet's crust slips below another, and resurface through the resulting volcanoes. It's a critical process, but how, exactly, subduction recycles oxygen and allows it to interact with other elements has always been...

Season's first snowfall blankets Turkey with up to 50 centimeters (19.6 inches) of snow

Season's first snowfall blankets Turkey with up to 50 centimeters (19.6 inches) of snow

Winter has officially arrived in Turkey as several cities across the nation experienced their first snowfall of the season, which left drivers struggling on slippery roads and children rejoicing in the pristine playground Mother Nature provided. In the east, in Muş, where the snow had reached a depth of 50 centimeters (19.6 inches), several roads to villages were closed due to the heavy snowfall overnight, and teams set out to clear the roads in the morning after four hours of arduous work. The mountainous landscape was straight out of a postcard as the ranges of mountains were covered with blankets of snow.

Meteor fireball over North Carolina and other states on December 3

Meteor fireball over North Carolina and other states on December 3

We received 25 reports about a fireball seen over GA, NC, OH, SC and VA on Friday, December 3rd 2021 around 06:11 UT. For this event, we received one video.

Meteor fireball seen over Germany on December 3

Meteor fireball seen over Germany on December 3

We received 15 reports about a fireball seen over Bayern, Brandenburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen on Friday, December 3rd 2021 around 01:42 UT. For this event, we received one video and 13 photos.

Meteor fireball over New Taipei City, Taiwan on December 2

Meteor fireball over New Taipei City, Taiwan on December 2

We received one report about a fireball seen over New Taipei City on Thursday, December 2nd 2021 around 12:46 UT. For this event, we received one video and one photo.

'Biggest cancer catastrophe ever' to hit NHS as up to 740,000 potential cases missed

'Biggest cancer catastrophe ever' to hit NHS as up to 740,000 potential cases missed

Up to 740,000 potential cancer cases that should have been urgently referred by GPs have been "missed" since the first lockdown, according to a damning report. Watchdogs also warned that NHS waiting lists could keep growing until 2025 and even reach double the current six million. Charities said the report by the National Audit Office (NAO) reflected a "devastating" situation for many patients, with medics warning of "the biggest cancer catastrophe ever to hit the NHS". MPs said the situation was likely to get worse before it gets better, with millions of patients who should have been referred for care during the pandemic now missing from waiting lists. Waiting lists could reach 12 million by March 2025 Latest figures show 5.9 million people waiting - around a 10th of the population.

'Soviet Union' could invade Ukraine, Pentagon chief claims

'Soviet Union' could invade Ukraine, Pentagon chief claims

Despite the Soviet Union having collapsed around three decades ago, the hammer and sickle could soon be flying back over Ukraine, America's top military official appears to have suggested amid claims about a Russian attack. Speaking on Thursday during a visit to South Korea, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin demanded Moscow pull back its military from its Ukrainian frontier or face the hardest round of sanctions ever imposed. When asked about which form the embargoes will take, he said that the "best methods" will be used, and that "whatever we do will be done as a part of an international community." "The best case though is that we won't see an incursion by the Soviet Union into the Ukraine," the high-ranking official said, mistakenly referring to Russia as the former USSR - the collective of 15 republics that ceased to exist in 1991. Ukraine and Russia were founding members of that country, which was led by Ukrainian politician Leonid Brezhnev for a large part of its existence.

Kamala Harris' chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders set to leave White House

Kamala Harris' chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders set to leave White House

Symone Sanders, a chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, will leave her post at the end of the year, reports said on Wednesday night. Sanders, 31, had served as a senior adviser on Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign before taking the job at the White House. A source told CNN: "Symone has served honorably for three years. The president and vice president are grateful for Symone's service and advocacy for this White House. She is a valued member, a team player, and she will be missed." Sanders shared the move in a Wednesday night memo to staff, which was obtained by Politico. "I'm so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very beginning and the opportunity to see what can be unburdened by what has been." It's unclear where Sanders will end up after leaving the administration.

Interview 1676 - Whitney Webb Exposes How Green Finance is Monopolizing the Planet

Interview 1676 - Whitney Webb Exposes How Green Finance is Monopolizing the Planet

Whitney Webb returns to the program to discuss her recent work on the "green" transformation of the global financial system. From NACs to GFANZ, Webb and Corbett break down the latest attempt to monopolize the world's natural resources and how this financial scam represents the next step along the path to the Great Reset, Agenda 2030 and the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Biden's approval rating tumbles...further

Biden's approval rating tumbles...further

President Joe Biden continues to alienate voters with his job performance, and a new poll shows that even among those Americans who give him a thumbs-up, less than half say they "strongly approve." A Trafalgar Group poll, which was conducted in the last week of November and released on Wednesday, found that 36.3% of Americans approve of Biden's job performance, against 59.1% who disapprove. That result compared with a 39.6% approval rating when the same researcher polled likely voters in early October. The survey also showed that even respondents who favor the president are apparently losing their enthusiasm. Just 18.1% of Americans "strongly approve" of how Biden is handling his job, down from 23.5% in October. And while overall disapprovals are running nearly 23 percentage points ahead of approvals, the gap is even wider among those who feel strongly about him. Trafalgar said 52.2% of Americans "strongly disapprove" of Biden's performance, giving the vehement down-votes a winning...

Assange judge is 40-year 'good friend' of minister who orchestrated his arrest

Assange judge is 40-year 'good friend' of minister who orchestrated his arrest

Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett, the judge that will soon decide Julian Assange's fate, is a close personal friend of Sir Alan Duncan, who as foreign minister arranged Assange's eviction from the Ecuadorian embassy. The two have known each other since their student days at Oxford in the 1970s, when Duncan called Burnett "the Judge". Burnett and his wife attended Duncan's birthday dinner at a members-only London club in 2017, when Burnett was a judge at the court of appeal. Now the most powerful judge in England and Wales, Burnett will soon rule on Assange's extradition case. The founder of WikiLeaks faces life imprisonment in the US. In his recently published diaries, In The Thick of It, Duncan wrote in July 2017: "My good friend and Oxford contemporary Ian Burnett is announced as the next Lord Chief Justice. At Oxford we always called him 'the Judge' and they always called me 'Prime Minister', but Ian's the one who's got there." In an emailed response to Declassified, Lord Chief...

BEST OF THE WEB: Big Pharma singling out, hunting down dissenting doctors

BEST OF THE WEB: Big Pharma singling out, hunting down dissenting doctors

Technocrats at Big Pharma cannot tolerate dissenting doctors, especially those who have successfully treated COVID with early therapies. Thus, they are using every possibly lever to destroy their careers and silence them. This anti-competitive practice could be stopped by local, state or federal government and/or courts, but they are silent. This highlights that it is Technocrats who are in control now, not government. Is this behavior legal? Absolutely not. When a local business is targeted and destroyed by arson, investigators always turn to the two most common perpetrators: First, the owner and secondly, to any competitor that wants to put them out of business. Criminal anti-competitive behavior is always wrong but the chances of holding any Big Pharma accountable is near zero. Technocracy is the clear and present danger to America, but stopping it is up to the people themselves. — TN Editor Dr. Mercola writes: November 4, 2021, the Biden administration announced two major COVID...

NYC prisons face crippling staff shortages as thousands defy mayor's vaccination mandate

NYC prisons face crippling staff shortages as thousands defy mayor's vaccination mandate

Outgoing NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has been widely criticized for seeming and acting out of touch with New Yorkers. And during his final weeks in Gracie Mansion, the intensely unpopular Democratic candidate may unwittingly handicap the already struggling NYC jail Riker's Island. To wit, the AP reports that hundreds of city department of corrections' workers might soon be fired after missing a Tuesday deadline to either get vaccinated or see their waiver approved. The city's DoC reported 77% of its staff had gotten at least one vaccine dose as of 1700ET on Monday. That's the lowest rate of any city agency, meaning about 1,900 employees have yet to comply with the mandate or apply for the waiver. The deadline for compliance was delayed a month for jail workers because of existing staffing shortages. Jail workers who have applied for religious or medical exemptions can continue to work while their cases are reviewed, officials said. They plan to release data on Wednesday detailing how...

'Post pandemic stress disorder'...seriously?

'Post pandemic stress disorder'...seriously?

There's a reason heart attacks and blood clots are about to become a LOT more common...but the vaccine has nothing to do with it. Apparently. Doctors are warning that hundreds of thousands of people in the UK could be at increased risk of heart disease or cardiac events. Speaking to the Evening Standard, psychological therapist Mark Rayner and vascular surgeon Tahir Hussein said that the UK could see "300,000 new patients with heart issues" in the near future. What's to blame? Well, that would be "Post Pandemic Stress Disorder". A new condition "yet to be recognised", even though "many experts believe it should be". It's a totally real thing. They didn't just completely make it up. Don't be cynical. You see, all the "pandemic" related anxiety and stress has taken such a toll on the public that doctors are predicting a 5% increase in heart disease, nationwide, and not just in the elderly or infirm. According to Dr Hussein, he is already seeing... a big increase in thrombotic-related...

New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail

New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail

Fossils found in Chile are from a strange-looking dog-sized dinosaur species that had a unique slashing tail weapon, scientists reported Wednesday. Some dinosaurs had spiked tails they could use as stabbing weapons and others had tails with clubs. The new species, described in a study in the journal Nature, has something never seen before on any animal: seven pairs of "blades" laid out sideways like a slicing weapon used by ancient Aztec warriors, said lead author Alex Vargas. "It's a really unusual weapon," said Vargas, a University of Chile paleontologist. "Books on prehistoric animals for kids need to update and put this weird tail in there. ... It just looks crazy." The plant-eating critter had a combination of traits from different species that initially sent paleontologists down the wrong path. The back end, including its tail weapon, seemed similar to a stegosaurus, so the researchers named it stegouros elengassen.

Breakthrough infection study compares decline in COVID vaccine effectiveness: Pfizer vs Moderna vs J&J

Breakthrough infection study compares decline in COVID vaccine effectiveness: Pfizer vs Moderna vs J&J

Study in Science of more than 780,000 Veterans is the first to compare waning protection rates across all three vaccine types available to most Americans and to directly report death rates after breakthrough infection. As COVID-19 breakthrough infections continue to emerge in some vaccine recipients and health authorities are developing policies around booster vaccinations, national data on COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections is inadequate but urgently needed. Now a study from the Public Health Institute, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center published today in the journal Science analyzed COVID infection by vaccination status among 780,225 Veterans. Researchers found that protection against any COVID-19 infection declined for all vaccine types, with overall vaccine protection declining from 87.9% in February to 48.1% by October 2021. The decline was greatest for the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, with protection...

The Kurdish project in Syria would be a 'new Israel' in the Middle East

The Kurdish project in Syria would be a 'new Israel' in the Middle East

Syrians accuse the Western-backed Kurdish enclave in the country of using ethnic cleansing and child soldiers against them to form a new anti-Arab state. The parallels with Israel's creation in the 1940s are striking. Kurdish forces in Syria have been lauded by many in the West as being fighters for freedom and an autonomous society. But, unless you've been following independent researchers and the Syrian media, you might be unaware of the crimes the US-backed group have been committing over a number of years. On November 25, the Daily Sabah (a website not sympathetic to the Syrian government) reported on one of their most sickening practices. It revealed, "YPG/PKK terrorists detained three more 15-year-old girls - Hediyye Abdurrahim Anter, Evin Jalal Halil and Ayana Idris Ibrahim - in Amuda in Hassakeh province on Nov. 21 to forcibly recruit them as 'child fighters.' The terror group detained two children, aged 13 and 16, in early August. And two children aged 16 and 13 were...

Updated death certificates require choosing between COVID, climate change, or systemic racism as cause of death

Updated death certificates require choosing between COVID, climate change, or systemic racism as cause of death

The Biden administration is providing new guidance to coroners and medical examiners across the country for determining causes of death. From now on, doctors and officials who sign death certificates will be required to choose between COVID, climate change, or systemic racism to describe how the person died. "Listen, folks, this is much easier," said Biden in a statement to the garbage disposal in his kitchen sink. "It's multiple choice! We know these three things are really the only evil forces at work that could be responsible for killing someone. It ain't that complicated, Jack!" Biden then immediately tripped and fell down the stairs, almost dying of climate change. Several lawmakers such as AOC have expressed support for the federal changes. "We are, like, really glad the President is making sure we get to the real root causes of all the death in the world," she said. "This stuff is real. I actually almost died of systemic racism just last week!" According to sources, some are...

Taliban ban forced marriages of women in Afghanistan

Taliban ban forced marriages of women in Afghanistan

The Taliban decreed Friday that they are banning the forced marriage of women in the war-torn country, in what appears to be a move to address criteria that developed nations consider a precondition to recognize their government and restore aid. The move announced by Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhunzada came as poverty is surging in Afghanistan, following the religious militia's takeover in August that pushed out U.S. and international forces and led foreign governments to halt funds that had been a mainstay of the economy. "Both (women and men) should be equal," said the decree, adding that "no one can force women to marry by coercion or pressure." Women's rights improved markedly over the past two decades of international presence in Afghanistan, but are seen as under threat with the return of the Taliban, whose earlier rule in the 1990s saw them virtually cloistered.

The US won't admit it spied on Julian Assange

The US won't admit it spied on Julian Assange

A new report from Yahoo's Michael Isikoff alleges that the US hasn't been super helpful to Spain as it attempts to investigate whether a local security firm spied on Julian Assange at the behest of the CIA. The notorious hacktivist's lawyers have accused Spanish security firm Undercover Global (UC Global) of being in cahoots with the CIA, alleging the spy agency used the security firm to surveil Assange while he was holed up at London's Ecuadorian embassy (Assange lived in the embassy from 2012 until 2019 after losing an extradition battle with Sweden regarding a sexual misconduct case). UC Global was hired by the Ecuadorian government to provide security for its London embassy but the firm's employees allegedly engaged in a number of shady and likely illegal practices to keep tabs on Assange, including installing a series of secret cameras and microphones to monitor his interactions with embassy visitors.

45% of Americans struggling because of soaring inflation, Gallup poll reveals

45% of Americans struggling because of soaring inflation, Gallup poll reveals

According to new polling, approximately half of Americans say they are directly feeling the negative impact of record inflation in the US, with some saying the hardships they're facing are severe. Overall, 45% of respondents in a new Gallup poll said they were struggling directly because of inflation and ballooning prices hitting multiple industries. Among households making $40,000 or less, 71% said they were suffering hardship from inflation. Of those households earning less than $40,000, over a quarter (28%) describe the financial impact as severe and say they cannot maintain the same standard of living at the moment.

Former Austrian Chancellor Kurz announces he's leaving Politics as another contrived scandal against him begins

Former Austrian Chancellor Kurz announces he's leaving Politics as another contrived scandal against him begins

On 9 October, chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced that he would step down amid an investigation by the anti-corruption prosecutor's office against him. Former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced he was quitting politics. "It's a new chapter in my life that opens today," he told reporters in Vienna, saying he wanted to devote time to his family. Comment: Notably, Australia's health minister, who has presided over some of the most draconian lockdown restrictions on the planet, also resigned recently claiming that he wanted to finally 'be a proper dad'. He would hand over the office of party chairman of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) as well as the parliamentary group leader, Kurz said. The decision was not easy for him, he added. But he doesn't feel sad. Developments over the past few months have also contributed to the decision. "I look forward to the day when I can prove in court that the charges against me are untrue," Austria's ex-chancellor stressed.

CONFLICT: Reuters news agency Chairman is ALSO a Pfizer investor and Board Member

CONFLICT: Reuters news agency Chairman is ALSO a Pfizer investor and Board Member

The chairman and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Reuters news agency - James C. Smith - is a top investor and board member for pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer. He was elected to the board in 2014, as well as joining Pfizer's Corporate Governance and Science and Technology Committees. The news raises serious conflict of interest concerns as corporate media outlets such as Reuters continue to promote Pfizer products, defend pharmaceuticals companies from criticism, and move to silence skeptics. Smith is currently the Chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the London-based charity known for providing news and information to billions of readers. He was also the President, Chief Executive Officer, and on the Board of Director of Reuters from 2012 until his retirement in 2020. He has worked with the organization since 1987, when they were known as the Thomson Newspaper group. He has also served as the CEO of the professional division, overseeing legal, tax and accounting,...

Austerity anyone? IMF warns of "economic collapse" for very poor countries unless G20 creditors agree to accelerate "debt restructurings"

Austerity anyone? IMF warns of "economic collapse" for very poor countries unless G20 creditors agree to accelerate "debt restructurings"

"Economic Collapse" you say? The IMF are warning of "economic collapse", which should get headlines. Not because the IMF have any kind of track record of being timely or right about anything, but because the Fund so rarely says anything negative for fear of being seen as precipitating the crises which the policies it imposes always end up creating anyway. Besides a total lack of surprise on first seeing the headline, my initial thought was "Yes, but where?" There are so many candidates as:

'Let us alone': Gov. DeSantis moves to reestablish Florida State Guard to protect citizens against 'other state emergencies'

'Let us alone': Gov. DeSantis moves to reestablish Florida State Guard to protect citizens against 'other state emergencies'

Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety and security of Floridians against any unforeseen public emergencies. He is increasing funding for the Florida National Guard and seeking to reestablish the Florida State Guard. The governor spoke at the Pensacola National Guard Armory on Thursday, where he announced his request of more than $100 million for the Florida National Guard's budget next year. "The 20 military installations we have throughout Florida is an almost $100 billion impact supporting about 100 million jobs," DeSantis said. "I've been making some announcements of what's going to be in our budget, which we will roll out very soon. And I'm proud to say that this budget is going to have major investments to support Florida's National Guard, in fact we're recommending more than $100 million to support our national guard to ensure they have the means to carry out their missions, whether that be the federal functions that they can do overseas." The...

Millions of Americans are scrambling to become independent of the system as it collapses all around them

Millions of Americans are scrambling to become independent of the system as it collapses all around them

Once upon a time, all of the major institutions in our society were running super smoothly, and most people could rely on the fact that they would always be there when they were needed. But now things are going haywire everywhere that you turn. We are in the midst of the worst supply chain crisis in our entire history, the crime and violence in our largest urban areas is starting to spiral out of control, millions upon millions of our fellow citizens are absolutely seething with hate, and this pandemic is causing officials to make extremely irrational decisions that would have been unthinkable during "normal times". Earlier today, I was horrified to hear that one of my readers had just been denied access to a local hospital. He was taking his wife in for a very important reason, but there were people at the entrance that were checking the vaccination status of everyone that attempted to enter. He and his wife had not been vaccinated, and so they were turned away. That means that...

BEST OF THE WEB: Record cold grips Siberia (-68.3F), Northern Hemisphere snow mass marches on - Canada sees lowest November temp since 2004 (-45.6F)

BEST OF THE WEB: Record cold grips Siberia (-68.3F), Northern Hemisphere snow mass marches on - Canada sees lowest November temp since 2004 (-45.6F)

Dr. Frederick Seitz: "I have never before witnessed a more disturbing corruption of the peer-review process than the events that led to this IPCC report." Dr. Tom Segalstad: "The IPCC global warming model is not supported by the scientific data." RECORD COLD GRIPS SIBERIA (-68.3F) Last winter (2020-21) held historically cold across vast swathes of transcontinental Russia — it went down as northern/central Asia's 'longest and harshest' winter on record. But now this year, the chill has started even earlier... Extreme frosts have struck Siberia this week. A low of -55.7C (-68.3F) was observed in Delyankir on December 1. Such a reading would be considered rare for January or February, let alone the first morning of December. It's also one just 0.7C and 2.8C above the city's all time November and December low temperature records, respectively.