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Michigan barber wins in court against Gov. Whitmer: 'Health Department failed to show threat'Michigan barber wins in court against Gov. Whitmer: 'Health Department failed to show threat'
Karl Manke, the 77-year-old folk-hero barber who stood up against the empress governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, has been vindicated in court. A judge ruled on Thursday that the health department failed to show that Manke's business cutting hair was a specific threat to public health. Manke faced incredible harassment, including police intimidation and losing his license. Not even that stopped him. The Washington Times reported Manke's reaction. Manke, 77, has received at least two tickets for violating Whitmer's orders, and his barber license was suspended last week. Nonetheless, he said he's still cutting hair - "Oh, heavens yes" - including the hair of a squirming 2-year-old Thursday. "Listen, I've been in this business for 59 years. She wants to come cut my hands off, that's another story," Manke said in an interview, referring to the governor.
US double standards on domestic riots and Hong Kong turmoil mocked on Chinese internetUS double standards on domestic riots and Hong Kong turmoil mocked on Chinese internet
"Beautiful landscape" and "America Spring" became hot words used online in China to mock the double standards and hypocrisy of the Trump administration and some US Congress members, as well as US media outlets, for being critical and tough toward their domestic massive nationwide demonstrations but encouraging violent activities in Hong Kong. Chinese experts noted that if US politicians understood that if they encourage violence in another country, their words might backfire on them one day, they would probably "think twice" before commenting again on the Hong Kong turmoil in the future. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in June 2019 called the Hong Kong citywide protests "a beautiful sight to behold" but her words were deployed back against her sarcastically online over the weekend by Chinese net users commenting on nationwide riots across the US.
The Strategy of Tension Reemerges with the Murder of George FloydThe Strategy of Tension Reemerges with the Murder of George Floyd
The U.S. is reeling from a shocking incident of police brutality and outright murder earlier this week. Minneapolis, MN Police officers detained an unarmed man, and were filmed kneeling with a knee on his throat after already placing him in handcuffs, choking him to death. His name was George Floyd, a 46-year old black man from Minnesota who has tragically become the next high profile victim of our callous police state after he allegedly aroused police attention for attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill at a local deli. The officers proceeded to forcibly remove him from his vehicle and sat him down on the sidewalk, continuing to drag him to their police car where one officer knelt on his throat for over five minutes, as Floyd kept saying, 'I can't breathe,' until he passed out. He was later pronounced dead after his lifeless body was transported from the scene as bystanders watched in horror. The disturbing video can be seen below: Witnesses at the scene called on the officers...
You think US cops need to be better armed? Here's why full-on European-style riot control police would be a DISASTER in AmericaYou think US cops need to be better armed? Here's why full-on European-style riot control police would be a DISASTER in America
The violence that has gripped Minneapolis begs for the kind of effective deployment of riot police seen in Europe. But it's not about batons or tear gas - without people's trust, the police are the problem, not the solution. For the past several days, the world has watched in awe and horror as the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, ceded control of the streets to bands of marauding demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers. While riot police have periodically materialized to temporarily regain control of neighborhoods subjected to arson and desecration at the hands of an angry citizenry, these specialized units, despite their body armor, batons and tear gas, have so far proven incapable of holding their ground. This has led some to question the Minneapolis approach to riot control, especially when contrasted with the specialized riot police employed by nations such as France, Germany and Russia.
New Zealand beaches turn BLOOD RED after millions of lobsters die en masse on the sandNew Zealand beaches turn BLOOD RED after millions of lobsters die en masse on the sand
New Zealand's picturesque beaches resemble something from a horror film, after the sandy shorelines have taken on a reddish tint due to hordes of small lobsters perishing while attempting to breed. The bizarre sight occurred in Otago, in the south of the country, where millions of squat lobsters clung to the beach during high tide but then perished once the tide retreated. The crustaceans "settle" on sand during mating season, but it appears all of the good real estate was occupied - forcing countless lobsters to take their chances on the beach. The aftermath of their fateful error can be seen in a stunning photograph, which shows a beach with streaks of dark red in the sand. However, their demise hardly means the end of squat lobsters in New Zealand. An expert who studies the creatures told the Guardian that the perished lobsters are only a "tiny" fraction of the overall.
The great COVID job crisis: 122 million went out of work in April in IndiaThe great COVID job crisis: 122 million went out of work in April in India
For Pawan Yadav and millions like him April proved to be a cruel month. Yadav lost his job at the lathe machine workshop at Delhi's Govindpuri area, where he had worked for 12 years, starting at age 18. "One day last month, the owner's son rang up and said I can take my March's salary but they were unsure how long they would be able to run their workshop and that was that," said Yadav. He is not alone. According to statistics compiled by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), a privately run data firm, 122 million Indians lost their jobs last month, with the unemployment rate which was 6.7 per cent on March 15, falling to near 24 per cent in April. "Even before the Coronavirus-induced lockdown, our unemployment rate was rising... April's huge jump was of course in line with global trends. In the US where they had a jobs boom just before the lockdown unemployment was down to 3.6 per cent in January and then rose sharply in April to 14.7 per cent," pointed out Biswajit...
Sergey Lavrov op-ed for Chinese outlet: 'COVID-19 proved, again, that Western elites' egoism is incurable'Sergey Lavrov op-ed for Chinese outlet: 'COVID-19 proved, again, that Western elites' egoism is incurable'
The novel coronavirus spread so rapidly that it has changed the rhythm of the globe. Whether from the perspective of a single country or multilateral levels, the solidity of international relations has been put under test. The most obvious consequences include economic recession, a crisis of global governance, trade protectionism and increasing isolationist sentiment. People-to-people, cultural and travel exchanges have all been restricted. Nonetheless, this is just a tip of the iceberg. After we overcome the pandemic, which will surely happen, we must carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the world's ability to maintain stability when faced with similar challenges in the future. We must also craft measures to cope with these challenges together. But perhaps at the current phase, we can already draw some conclusions. A pandemic is not new in human history. But what makes the COVID-19 pandemic special is that it takes place in an unprecedented backdrop when the interconnectivity...
Strongest solar flares in years coincide with riots, reminding us that solar activity and unrest are historically linkedStrongest solar flares in years coincide with riots, reminding us that solar activity and unrest are historically linked
With so many dramatic and consuming events taking place in our world, it's easy to forget that as human beings we are deeply affected by all of the cosmic events taking place in the universe around us. We are beings of frequency in a universe made of energy. Major civil unrest, protesting and rioting began to foment in the United States on the 28th of May, and on the night of the 29th, the unrest spread to over 30 American cities, marking the most significant incident of unrest many of us have ever seen. While these events are deeply rooted in societal tension that has been building for decades, the timing of recent flare ups of unrest happens to coincide with a new wave of solar activity including the strongest solar flare we've seen in three years. "Solar flares are intense blooms of radiation that come from the release of the magnetic energy associated with sunspots. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ranks solar flares using five categories from weakest...
Ice Age Farmer Report: 100% farm workers have covid!? Forces behind riots engineering food shortages nextIce Age Farmer Report: 100% farm workers have covid!? Forces behind riots engineering food shortages next
As riots erupt in cities across the US, the same forces behind the violence are engineering food shortages to absolutely bring this country to its knees. How could this be possibly be achieved? Watch to find out. Then start growing food and work to defend our farms and food security. Sources
Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Unexplained light and energy in Earth's skies a 3200 year cycleAdapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Unexplained light and energy in Earth's skies a 3200 year cycle
Signs in the skies as now main stream science tries to explain change the average person is seeing form 2 second duration jellyfish sprites to plasma filament ropes with most aurora, but we can see exact matches in Tokamak plasma reactors when magnetic fields are intensified. The laboratory and Earths skies indicate magnetic fields are changing. Your ability to manifest will be enhanced, this is the reason the human race is being separated. Let me know what you think about the information presented, does it show a trend? Sources
Mauled by dogs, six-yr-old girl dies for want of treatment in Telangana, IndiaMauled by dogs, six-yr-old girl dies for want of treatment in Telangana, India
A six-year-old girl died after she was mauled by stray dogs and hospitals refused to treat her. The dog attack took place in the Chengicherla area after a labourer youngest daughter was attacked by hungry dogs. Hospital after hospital refused to admit her and referred her to another hospital after first aid. The girl died at Niloufer Hospital, where she was finally admitted. The police said she was attacked by stray dogs around 11 am that left her severely injured. Her parents took her to a private hospital where her wounds were cleaned.
1 dead, 4 missing due to 147 mudslides, landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Yunnan, China1 dead, 4 missing due to 147 mudslides, landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Yunnan, China
One person was killed and four others remained missing as of Thursday due to rain-triggered mudslides and landslides in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said. Since Sunday, Drung-Nu Autonomous County of Gongshan has been lashed by the heaviest rainfall since meteorological records began, cutting off roads and damaging houses, power facilities and communication lines, according to the county government's information office. As of 3 p.m. on Thursday, 147 mudslides and landslides were recorded, with more than 5,300 people affected, including 1,992 residents who were urgently relocated and 1,041 stranded tourists. Rescue and relief efforts are underway.
Lightning ignites at least 15 wildfires across AlaskaLightning ignites at least 15 wildfires across Alaska
Firefighters and aircraft were are busy Sunday working on two lightning-caused fires burning within 25 miles of Unlakleet with more firefighters slated to joint the effort after lightning became a big factor in new fire starts in Alaska this weekend. Lightning is suspected of causing more than 15 new fires in Alaska this weekend. There were approximately 1,858 recorded lightning strikes throughout the state Saturday with Sunday's tally at more than 2,900 by 8 p.m. On Saturday, the lightning was scattered throughout a ribbon starting in the Yukon-Kukoskwim Delta north of Bethel stretching across through Central Interior with a cluster appearing north of the Mat-Su Valley. On Sunday, that area was expanded to the Canadian border as rain storms moved through the Fairbanks area in the afternoon.
Almost 87,000 lightning strikes in Washington on Saturday - nearly 2/3 annual average!Almost 87,000 lightning strikes in Washington on Saturday - nearly 2/3 annual average!
A barrage of lightning strikes numbering in the tens of thousands pummeled Washington state as multiple waves of thunderstorms moved through on Saturday. In Western Washington, sensors with the National Lightning Detection Network calculated 15,755 lightning strikes -- 4,119 that struck the ground (the rest were within the clouds), according to Chris Vagasky with Vaisala.
Saudi-led coalition conducts 111 air raids in 2 days over Yemen, claims to have shot down 2 drones launched by at KingdomSaudi-led coalition conducts 111 air raids in 2 days over Yemen, claims to have shot down 2 drones launched by at Kingdom
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has been waging a war against Yemen's Houthis for five years now, but with little success, as the group continues to control roughly half of the country and launches drones and missiles to attack Saudi infrastructure, including oil refineries. The air defences of the Saudi-led coalition have shot down two drones flying towards Saudi Arabia that were launched by Yemen's Houthis, the Saudi Press Agency reports, citing a coalition spokesman. The coalition claims the drones were targeting "civilian objects" in the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait. The statement comes on the same day as the Houthis accused the Saudi-led coalition of conducting 30 intensive air raids in the Yemeni provinces of Marib, Saada, and Hajjah. Earlier, on 30 May, the Houthis reported 111 Saudi air raids over the course of two days.
Cops kill because we gave them the legal framework to do itCops kill because we gave them the legal framework to do it
The brutal Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd has sparked violent protests, looting, and arson attacks in Minneapolis and St. Paul. A police precinct building was torched and destroyed and the Minnesota National Guard has been called out to restore order. But the killing in Minnesota is the latest reminder that politicians and judges — through federal law and judicial interpretation — have turned police into a privileged class that is most often unaccountable, if not entitled to oppress other Americans. Almost everyone agrees that Floyd's death was a horrendous injustice. President Trump, who urged police officers in 2017 to not "be too nice" to suspects they arrested, condemned what the police did to Floyd as "a very bad thing." Former Minneapolis police chief Janeé Harteau said that the video of Floyd's killing was "the most horrific thing I've seen in my career and in my lifetime." Washington, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham declared that the officers' actions were...
How the Washington Post does propaganda these daysHow the Washington Post does propaganda these days
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein headlined in Rolling Stone on 20 October 1977, "The CIA and the Media", and he wrote that, "The history of the CIA's involvement with the American press continues to be shrouded by an official policy of obfuscation and deception." Subsequently, John Simkin established in September 1997 his phenomenal website on deep history, including its comprehensively linked 6,000-word article, "Operation Mockingbird", which was about the CIA operation that Frank Wisner had set up in 1948 in order to get the American public to hate and fear Russia so that in post-World-War-II-America, the corporations that had been making all or most of their money from selling weapons to the U.S. Government weapons during WW II, could now continue making and selling weapons to the Government, even during 'peacetime', in a now 'purely' 'ideological' war against 'communism', the Cold War (which was, for America's wealthiest, really a...
BEST OF THE WEB: 13,000 unnecessary deaths in UK due to lockdown, 2.4 million UK cancer patients miss out on critical tests and treatmentBEST OF THE WEB: 13,000 unnecessary deaths in UK due to lockdown, 2.4 million UK cancer patients miss out on critical tests and treatment
Almost 2.5million patients have missed out on vital cancer tests and treatment because of the pandemic. The NHS faces the shocking backlog of cases as it tries to return to normal - and also cope with new victims of the disease. Cancer Research UK says 2.1million patients are awaiting crucial screening for breast, cervical and bowel cancer. Another 290,000 have missed out on urgent referrals to confirm or rule out tumours. And at least 21,600 patients have had surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy postponed in the past nine weeks.
What caused Antarctic ice sheet's rapid retreat 12,000 years agoWhat caused Antarctic ice sheet's rapid retreat 12,000 years ago
Antarctic ice sheets capable of hasty retreat Researchers look back to the end of the last Ice Age. The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline were retreating at up to 50 metres a day at the end of the last Ice Age, at least an order of magnitude faster than has been observed in even the most sensitive parts of Antarctica today, a new study has found. This provides a clear indication of how quickly massive ice sheets can disappear into the ocean, the researchers say, and thus also a warning for the future. "Should climate change continue to weaken the ice shelves in the coming decades, we could see similar rates of retreat, with profound implications for global sea level rise," says Julian Dowdeswell from the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, UK, which led the study. Comment: Nothing like that is occurring today - which should alert the researchers to the fact that the melt at the end of the last Ice Age wasn't due to global warming but was...
Protesters chant 'eat the rich' while marching through Beverly HillsProtesters chant 'eat the rich' while marching through Beverly Hills
Protesters marching against the death of George Floyd chanted "Eat the Rich" while moving through Beverly Hills, California. The Raw Story reports that protest in Beverly Hills "was one of dozens being held across America following the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department." Jamie Loftus tweeted video of the protesters moving down Rodeo Drive: Comment: The tweet referenced has been deleted. Here's another video of the protest:
Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another nightUnrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near the White House. City and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard soldiers, enacted strict curfews and shut down mass transit systems to slow protesters' movements, but that did little to stop parts of many cities from again erupting into mayhem. Protesters in Philadelphia hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, officials said, while thieves in more than 20 California cities smashed their way into businesses and ran off with as much as they could carry — boxes of sneakers, armloads of clothes, and cellphones, TVs and other electronics.
"Most of the world's leaders use it as a prophylaxis" - President of El Salvador on hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus"Most of the world's leaders use it as a prophylaxis" - President of El Salvador on hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus
President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele has announced that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure against the coronavirus. Bukele told reporters on Tuesday that "most world leaders" are doing the same and has questioned why world leaders are being advised to use it while the public is not. "I use it as a prophylaxis, President Trump uses it as a prophylaxis, most of the world's leaders use it as a prophylaxis," said Bukele. President Donald Trump has been a proponent of the drug, which is normally used to treat malaria, and recently announced that he had been taking it.
BEST OF THE WEB: Why the public should rebel against forced vaccinationsBEST OF THE WEB: Why the public should rebel against forced vaccinations
The debate over the morality and practicality of forced vaccinations has been raging for many years, long before the coronavirus ever hit the US population. With the advent of the pandemic the narrative has shifted to one of "necessity". The media and the majority of governments around the world now act as if mass vaccinations are a given; the "debate is over", as collectivists like to say when they are tired of having to deal with any logical or factual complaints. In the case of the novel coronavirus there is no vaccine yet; unless of course the virus was engineered or evolved in a lab (as more and more evidence is suggesting), and then perhaps there is one already developed. Typically, vaccines take years to test and produce, and whenever a vaccine is rushed onto the market very bad things tend to happen. The vaccine debate often revolves around the issue of safety. Is a particular inoculation safe or poisonous? Does it have long term effects that are dangerous? Does it harm...
George Floyd family rejects medical examiner findings and will get results of private autopsy MondayGeorge Floyd family rejects medical examiner findings and will get results of private autopsy Monday
The family of George Floyd is set to receive the results of a private autopsy by Monday after rejecting the medical examiner's findings. According to CBS News, the family's lawyer Ben Crump said they disagreed with the conclusion found in the autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office, which found "no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation." The report also said Floyd's underlying health conditions included coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. It concluded that the underlying health conditions, combined with Chauvin's restraint and any possible intoxicants in Floyd's system, likely contributed to his death.
Big-city Dems who had imposed strict coronavirus lockdowns now let George Floyd rioters flout rulesBig-city Dems who had imposed strict coronavirus lockdowns now let George Floyd rioters flout rules
The coronavirus lockdown is seemingly down and out, as many Democrats in charge of big cities -- including several who once insisted on strict quarantine measures -- line up to champion the nationwide mass demonstrations over the in-custody death of George Floyd, sans social distancing. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashed out at protesters calling to reopen the state earlier this month, saying at a news conference, "you have no right to jeopardize my health ... and my children's health and your children's health." Cuomo's directives have been enforced throughout the state: A New York City tanning salon owner told Fox News he was fined $1,000 for reopening briefly last week, calling the situation "insane" and saying he already was "broke." On Friday, though, Cuomo said he "stands" with those defying stay-at-home orders: "Nobody is sanctioning the arson, and the thuggery and the burglaries, but the protesters and the anger and the fear and the frustration? Yes. Yes, and the demand is...
SOTT FOCUS: "It's All Bullsh*t" - Three Official Leaks That Sink The Covid NarrativeSOTT FOCUS: "It's All Bullsh*t" - Three Official Leaks That Sink The Covid Narrative
In recent days a series of leaks across the globe have further shown the "official line" on coronavirus does not hold water The science of the coronavirus is not disputed. It is well documented and openly admitted: Most people won't get the virus. Most of the people who get it won't display symptoms. Most of the people who display symptoms will only be mildly sick. Most of the people with severe symptoms will never be critically ill. And most of the people who get critically ill will survive. This is borne out by the numerous serological studies which show, again and again, that the infection fatality ratio is on par with flu.
Recently discovered electrical phenomenon 'Green Ghost' captured over West TexasRecently discovered electrical phenomenon 'Green Ghost' captured over West Texas
Want to discover something new? Keep an eye on the tops of thunderstorms. Sprites, trolls, elves and pixies: These are just a handful of the exotic phenomena that have surprised researchers monitoring cloudtops since the 1980s. In fact, a new one has just been discovered. Introducing, the Green Ghost. Thomas Ashcraft caught one over New Mexico on May 25th. Play his movie, and look for the green afterglow following the flash of this magnificent jellyfish sprite: Green GHOST from a Jellyfish Sprite May 25 2020 035519.5162 UTC from Thomas Ashcraft on Vimeo.
Secret Service agents wounded outside White House, car bombs feared; official says Trump was taken to bunkerSecret Service agents wounded outside White House, car bombs feared; official says Trump was taken to bunker
A senior official in the direct chain of command for defending Washington D.C. told Fox News that more than 50 Secret Service officers have been injured Sunday night so far, and that some rioters are throwing bottles and Molotov cocktails. As observed in New York City and elsewhere, groups in D.C. are planting cars filled with incendiary materials for future use, Fox News is told. U.S. Marshals and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents have been deployed to the streets of D.C. in an extraordinary move to beef up security alongside local police and Homeland Security agents, including the Secret Service, the Justice Department confirmed late Sunday. Fox News has learned U.S. Attorney for D.C. Mike Sherwin is heavily involved in the operation.
Tropical Storm Amanda kills 10 people in El SalvadorTropical Storm Amanda kills 10 people in El Salvador
Tropical Storm Amanda, the first named storm of the season in the Pacific, killed 10 people as it lashed El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday amid flooding and power outages. El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele declared a state of emergency for 15 days to cope with the effects of the storm, which lost strength later in the day as it moved into Guatemala. The fatalities were all recorded in El Salvador, senior cabinet official Carolina Recinos said, adding that one person is reported missing. In the capital, San Salvador, 50 homes were damaged by rain and powerful winds, while 23 vehicles were swallowed by a sinkhole, Mayor Ernesto Muyshondt said. "We are experiencing an unprecedented situation: one top-level emergency on top of another serious one," he said, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic in place before the rain hit. In some flooded areas, soldiers worked alongside emergency personnel to rescue people.
The US war machine needs oil: A war with Iran is more likely than a war with ChinaThe US war machine needs oil: A war with Iran is more likely than a war with China
Iran's New Naval Fleet To Challenge US Presence in The Gulf of Hormuz What happens when the Covid-19 state of emergency ends for the time being? Well, the likelihood of a world war seems more absolute by the day. The US and its allies including Israel have been increasing tensions in the Middle East while the Covid-19 hysteria has taken over the headlines across the mainstream media in the West and around the world. Washington has increased its hostility against numerous countries under the Trump regime as they have imposed severe economic sanctions, regime change operations and assassinations against China, Russia, Iran, Lebanon (Hezbollah), Syria, the Palestinians, Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela. All of these countries are allies with each other one way or another, and they all have one thing in common, they are on Washington's hit list for not following the dictates of the empire. Although the focus is on China at the moment, Iran is still the major target of Washington and Tel...
There will be a lot more rioting, looting and civil unrest as the US economy continues to crumbleThere will be a lot more rioting, looting and civil unrest as the US economy continues to crumble
What we have been witnessing on the streets of Minneapolis is just the beginning. Our nation is so deeply divided, and a large portion of the population is losing faith in the basic institutions that govern our society. Personally, I don't know how anyone can watch the video of what happened to George Floyd without having an emotional reaction. Police brutality has been a massive problem in the United States for many years, and it has gotten to the point where most of the country no longer has faith in the police. Of course the rioters are not helping their cause by burning down the communities that they are supposedly defending. And after causing so much chaos on Wednesday night, protesters were back in the streets of Minneapolis on Thursday... Protests and, in some cases, violence, continued Thursday in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody after a white officer pinned him to the ground under his knee. Hundreds of protesters flooded...
Covid19 and the denial of veridical realityCovid19 and the denial of veridical reality
It probably hasn't passed anyone by that the covid19 crisis, whether manufactured or exploited, has caused great schisms in the alternative media. Almost from day one there was a divide between those who opted to accept and even endorse the rollout of authoritarian measures by governments around the world as 'necessary evils' (or even as harbingers of a world socialist revolution; beats me how that is supposed to work but still), and those who pointed out that this rollout was at best flagrantly disproportionate and opportunistic, and at worst a planned response to a planned or cynically manipulated 'pandemic'. Over the last few months the position of the latter has become stronger by the day, while that of the former has been weakened to the point of collapse. As we have pointed out many times the official data has never supported the panic memes. In fact the two entities, data and narrative, co-exist almost independently of one another, telling mutually contradictory stories,...
YouTube removes video from Free Speech Union's Toby Young after he criticized coronavirus lockdown measuresYouTube removes video from Free Speech Union's Toby Young after he criticized coronavirus lockdown measures
Another coronavirus video goes down for "violating YouTube's Community Guidelines." YouTube has censored a video from Toby Young, General Secretary of the Free Speech Union and a prominent critic of lockdown measures, for "violating YouTube's Community Guidelines." The clip, which was titled "The Case Against Lockdowns," features Young discussing why he believes lockdown measures are a mistake during a panel discussion organized by the Institute of Arts and Ideas and also shows Michael Levitt, a Professor of Structural Biology at Stanford and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, nodding enthusiastically. Comment: YouTube can't have such credible individuals as those mentioned above speaking out against lockdown now, can they!
At least 5 waterspouts seen at Laguna de Bay, PhilippinesAt least 5 waterspouts seen at Laguna de Bay, Philippines
Over five waterspouts were seen over Laguna de Bay on Saturday afternoon, the Muntinlupa City government said Saturday. A video from Muntinlupa Councilor Arlene Hilapo, which was shared by the Muntinlupa government's official Facebook page, show some waterspouts over the lake before vanishing.
Rare Roman board game found in high status cremation pit in NorwayRare Roman board game found in high status cremation pit in Norway
Rare elongated dice and board game pieces from the Roman Iron Age have been discovered in western Norway. Last month, Norwegian archaeologists chose to excavate the remains of a small Early Iron Age grave cairn in western Norway. Dotted with monuments and grave mounds, the scenic location overlooking Alversund played an important role in Norwegian history. The site at Ytre Fosse turned out to be a cremation patch. Amidst the fragments of pottery and burnt glass, archaeologists found a surprise: rare Roman Iron Age dice and board game pieces. "This is wonderfully exciting. Such discoveries have not been made so many times before in Norway or Scandinavia. The special thing here is that we have found almost the whole set including the dice," said Morten Ramstad from Bergen University Museum to NRK.
Cannabis and Frankincenses found at 2,700 year old Judahite shrine of Biblical AradCannabis and Frankincenses found at 2,700 year old Judahite shrine of Biblical Arad
Analysis of the material on two Iron Age altars discovered at the entrance to the "holy of holies" of a shrine at Tel Arad in the Beer-sheba Valley, Israel, were found to contain Cannabis and Frankincense, according to new article in the journal, Tel Aviv. Past excavations revealed two superimposed fortresses, dated to the 9th to early 6th centuries BCE, which guarded the southern border of biblical Judah. Highly important Iron Age finds were unearthed, including a well-preserved shrine that was dated to ca. 750-715 BCE. Two limestone altars (the smaller altar is 40 cm high and about 20 × 20 cm at the top; the larger is about 50 cm high and 30 × 30 cm at the top) were found lying at the entrance to the "holy of holies" of the shrine.
Why the US military is building a tunneling earthwormWhy the US military is building a tunneling earthworm
We should talk about the Pentagon's strange new secret weapon. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's cutting-edge research and development branch, is funding one of the oddest robotic concepts yet: a robot that mimics an earthworm to dig underground tunnels. It's all part of an effort to demonstrate robotic tunneling technologies that will provide a secure way of resupplying U.S. Army troops in battle zones. In recent years, several armed transnational groups have turned to tunneling to support drug-running, terrorist, and paramilitary operations. Drug cartels, the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas, and the Islamic State have all broken out their shovels to dig underground tunnels capable of moving drugs, fighters, and equipment. While low-tech in nature, tunnels are an effective way to create secure supply lines hidden from the prying eyes of enemies.
Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Survival instinct kicks in across the planet - Is it a 1200 B.C repeat?Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Survival instinct kicks in across the planet - Is it a 1200 B.C repeat?
With no attempt to revive the global economy, we need to look at longer cycles that affected society, and Scotland's Brochs are a good place to start, thousands of stone fortifications suddenly erected at the decline of the Iron Age. Mimics the 51% decline in USA GDP Q2, Hertz 25th largest bankruptcy in history and it seems escape paths are being blocked at every turn. Retirees buying escape RV's, sixth sense kicking in. Sources
Insight into first cities & origin of agriculture revealed through genetic analysisInsight into first cities & origin of agriculture revealed through genetic analysis
New genetic research from around one of the ancient world's most important trading hubs offers fresh insights into the movement and interactions of inhabitants of different areas of Western Asia between two major events in human history: the origins of agriculture and the rise of some of the world's first cities. The evidence reveals that a high level of mobility led to the spread of ideas and material culture as well as intermingling of peoples in the period before the rise of cities, not the other way around, as previously thought. The findings add to our understanding of exactly how the shift to urbanism took place. The researchers, made up of an international team of scientists including Harvard Professor Christina Warinner, looked at DNA data from 110 skeletal remains in West Asia from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age, 3,000 to 7,500 years ago. The remains came from archaeological sites in the Anatolia (present-day Turkey); the Northern Levant, which includes countries on the...
Trump shares tweet that argues face masks represent 'silence, slavery, and social deathTrump shares tweet that argues face masks represent 'silence, slavery, and social death
President Donald Trump shared a tweet on Thursday that argued the mandated use of face masks to control the spread of the coronavirus represents a "culture of silence, slavery, and social death." The argument against masks was made by a right-wing columnist in The Federalist, a conservative online publication, and claimed that mandating the safety measure was "anti-American" and signaled "indefinite government expansion." "Mandatory masks are a critical predicate conditioning us to accept abuses of our liberty," columnist Molly McCann wrote in the Wednesday piece.
Sajid Javid warns of surge in child sex abuse due to 'perfect storm' created by lockdownSajid Javid warns of surge in child sex abuse due to 'perfect storm' created by lockdown
The economic impact of the lockdown will pale by comparison to the "perfect storm" leaving vulnerable children "isolating alongside their abusers", Sajid Javid has warned. Writing for The Telegraph, the former Home Secretary said the current restrictions appeared to be facilitating a "surge" in sexual abuse of children which he predicted would be reflected in figures later this year. Mr Javid is to lead a new "no holds barred" investigation into child sexual abuse in Britain, along with the Centre for Social Justice think tank. Mr Javid said the inquiry would not be impeded by "cultural and political sensitivities" after the men convicted in recent high-profile cases were disproportionately of Pakistani, Kashmiri, Bangladeshi and Bengali heritage. His intervention follows repeated warnings by children's charities about the increased risks of child abuse while children are being kept at home during the lockdown.
CNN's Van Jones stokes racial tensions: "Even the most well-intentioned white person has a virus in his or her brain"CNN's Van Jones stokes racial tensions: "Even the most well-intentioned white person has a virus in his or her brain"
CNN's Van Jones on Friday accused all white people of being racist, saying, "Even the most liberal, well-intentioned white person has a virus in his or her brain that can be activated at an instant." Video:
Tucker Carlson: Our leadership class is fanning racial flames - They're doing nothing to calm the situationTucker Carlson: Our leadership class is fanning racial flames - They're doing nothing to calm the situation
Things are falling apart in Minneapolis and, as they collapse, our leadership class seems thrilled by it. (Transcript)
Further anomalies found with the Oxford coronavirus vaccineFurther anomalies found with the Oxford coronavirus vaccine
On 27 April a New York Times article reported excitedly the result animal trials of the Oxford Coronavirus vaccine: "Scientists at the National Institutes of Health's Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Montana last month inoculated six rhesus macaque monkeys with single doses of the Oxford vaccine. The animals were then exposed to heavy quantities of the virus that is causing the pandemic... But more than 28 days later all six were healthy, said Vincent Munster, the researcher who conducted the test.."
US has deadliest police culture in modern world, they only know incarceration & brutality - George Floyd family co-counselUS has deadliest police culture in modern world, they only know incarceration & brutality - George Floyd family co-counsel
George Floyd died at the hands of uniformed officers, proving yet again that the US has the "deadliest police culture," the like of which is nowhere to be found in the modern world, his family lawyer told RT's Ruptly video agency. Public outrage over police brutality - fueled by the arrest and death of African American man George Floyd in Minnesota - is wreaking havoc across US cities. Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney and one of the counsels for the Floyd family, told Ruptly that the country's law enforcement agencies stand out as notorious among their foreign counterparts. "America has the deadliest police culture in the modern world. There is no nation on the planet that kills and incarcerates more of its people," he said. "They only know two things: incarceration and brutality."
St. Patrick's Cathedral desecrated with protest graffitiSt. Patrick's Cathedral desecrated with protest graffiti
Is nothing sacred? Protesters desecrated St. Patrick's Cathedral with graffiti Saturday, staining stairs and spewing hatred on two walls. The graffiti on one wall on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street read "F-k F-k" in red letters. On an adjacent wall, vandals scrawled "BLM" — for Black Lives Matter — along with "NYPDK" in red letters and "No justice no peace" in black letters. One of the stairs was spray-painted with "George Floyd" in black letters. A Post reporter spotted the vandalism at around 6:30 p.m. Police at the scene declined immediate comment.
Trump blames riots on Antifa and radical left - won't mobilize National Guard - Update: Trump calls Antifa terrorist org, Barr equates rioting to domestic terrorismTrump blames riots on Antifa and radical left - won't mobilize National Guard - Update: Trump calls Antifa terrorist org, Barr equates rioting to domestic terrorism
The violent protests engulfing many US cities are being staged by Antifa and the radical left, US President Donald Trump has said, claiming they just want to cause trouble and the riots have little to do with George Floyd's death. "It's ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don't lay the blame on others!" Trump insisted as he sent a barrage of tweets about the violent outbreaks across the country. Those who clashed with law enforcers, set police vehicles on fire, looted shops and destroyed property in Minneapolis, New York, Atlanta, Portland and other cities, were "'Organized Groups' that have nothing to do with George Floyd," Trump stated.
Denver police chief: Officers found weapons, gas cans planted in protest areaDenver police chief: Officers found weapons, gas cans planted in protest area
Police Chief Paul Pazen said Denver officers confiscated weapons in the protest area Saturday afternoon, including canisters of gasoline. Pazen in an interview with Denver7 showed a picture of some of the weapons that officers found inside of a backpack, including a hatchet and a heavy chain. Pazen said officers also found two five-gallon canisters of gas that were planted in the area. "Nothing like that has any place in a peaceful protest and we need to make sure that the good people of Denver who want to have their voices heard, they police themselves," Pazen said. "They make sure these individual agitators do not take control or hijack their peaceful message."
Trump severs ties with WHO; says China is 'smothering Hong Kong's freedom'Trump severs ties with WHO; says China is 'smothering Hong Kong's freedom'
President Trump on Friday announced that the U.S. is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, accusing the global health agency of mishandling the coronavirus pandemic, while separately blasting China for a lack of transparency about the outbreak and for its moves to control Hong Kong. In what was billed as a "press conference" in the Rose Garden, Trump said the United States would sever its ties with the WHO and redirect U.S. funding to other organizations. He also has instructed his administration to end "policy exemptions" and "special treatment" for Hong Kong, in response to China's encroachment on its autonomy. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had announced last week that new Chinese laws affecting Hong Kong were a "death knell" for the territory, which has enjoyed a degree of independence since Great Britain handed over control to Beijing in 1997.
US troops set to leave Afghanistan before NovemberUS troops set to leave Afghanistan before November
The number of American soldiers in Afghanistan continues to drop at a rapid pace, with officials claiming that they remain well ahead of schedule, but the Pentagon and the White House are offering conflicting figures on how many troops remain in the country. The Pentagon says that the goal has been for 8,600 troops to be left in the country by mid-July, and they are so ahead of schedule they say they'll meet that number in June, which is just a few days away. The White House, by contrast, suggested that the US has somewhere in the realm of 7,000 troops left in Afghanistan and that this is set to drop even further. Since the US has made troop levels largely a secret, which is true is not always apparent. Either way, the number of troops keeps declining, and at a rate where the US could be out of Afghanistan within less than a year if they keep up the pace. President Trump is yet to set any specific date, but others have reported the goal is to be out by the November election. At any...