Reader’s Links for June 17, 2021

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This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

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  1. Just when you thought that you had enough to worry about:

    https://futurism.com/the-byte/terrifying-robot-swarm-smarter

    Clever Girl
    A robotics company called Geek+ says it’s developed a swarm of autonomous worker robots numbering in the thousands that can learn and improve the more it works, growing smarter over time. Again: The more we work them, the smarter they get. This is probably the beginning of the end.

    For their part, Geek+ says they’ve deployed 15,000 of their autonomous robots in about 30 countries, but the real learning happens in an autonomous warehouse in Hong Kong, the company told CNN. There, the swarm whizzes around the floor, shuttling groceries and other supplies nonstop, every hour of the day, every day of the week.

    The Hive
    There, the robots track their movements by scanning QR codes on the floor as they drive over them, allowing a team of engineers to continuously refine the swarm’s algorithm. So the robots aren’t exactly teaching themselves how to work more efficiently, but they do choose their own paths autonomously. Meanwhile, the entire warehouse functions as one big experiment in swarm robotics that helps make the choices of each individual robot — and the dynamics of the full swarm — better over time.

    “So we have the ability to make the decision by the robot itself,” Geek+ managing director Lit Fung told CNN, “to make the judgment of the direction, moving forward and backward, finding [the] best route for the destination.”

    And those tweaks seem to be paying off — the warehouse has reportedly delivered over 1 million various products to Hong Kong convenience stories in the last four months. Thankfully, Geek+ seems focused on retail efficiency and not anything more, well, insidious. That said: If you see a swarm of the little Roomba-like robots circling around you, don’t say you weren’t warned. Also, beg for mercy.

  2. The Iranian ships that talked too little – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    13-17 minutes

    The Iranian ships that talked too little

    Iranian frigate Sahand (74) and forward base ship Makran, Jun 2021 via social media. Fast boats on Makran’s deck at right.

    The actions of the radical Iranian regime aren’t much of a puzzle. They’re very predictable, in fact. But to the general public, which doesn’t have access to the means of classified intelligence, the actions of the Islamic revolutionary navy when it ventures into the Atlantic Ocean remain a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

    About a week ago Iran disclosed that the “flotilla” consisting of the frigate Sahand (74) and the floating base Makran (441) was in the South Central Atlantic, reportedly heading in a generally northerly direction. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari of the IRGC staff depicted this with a cartoonishly simply graphic showing what purported to be the ships’ progress as of 10 June 2021, without dates for any event. The line of forward progress went to a point in the South Central Atlantic west of Angola.

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2021/06/17/the-iranian-ships-that-talked-too-little/

  3. Thought Eeyore would appreciate this, from Crisis Magazine nice pic of Vlad & there is audio so can listen while doing something else & the comments are always great.
    “Standing with Vlad the Impaler”
    Sean Fitzpatrick
    A video went viral this month of a tough New York mother taking a stand against her local school board in fiery protest over the woke, anti-police, LGBTQIA+ agenda she perceived being foisted on children by teachers in the classroom. While some criticism may be leveled against such heated displays, it nevertheless serves as a […]
    Read More ttps://www.crisismagazine.com/2021/standing-with-vlad-the-impaler?mc_cid=2f8d0894b3&mc_eid=06ff7b790a

  4. And the US senate says Juneteenth (is that how marxo-neegers count? Oneteenth, twoteenth, threeteenth…) is a holiday, celebrating the end of slavery.
    I wonder how the 40 million people held as chattel slavers in muslim hell holes and across China feel about that declaration?
    I am celebrating ( as I am half Youall…) I am going down to a tack shop, and buying a neuf de boeuf, a bull pizzle, or a bull whip, and I am getting in touch with my cracker roots.
    Something I’ve always had a subliminal urge to take up. Because of my parasitic off-whiteness, and inherent waycisim.
    Crack! Crack! Crack!

    • Yes, the coalition is a disaster.
      And not-yet-ripe Naftali may well have blown his career by joining this monstrous melange.

      Bibi’s flaw: smothering rising talent. He should’ve been Naftali’s mentor, instead of sidelining him as a personal threat. More than one rising star has been sabotaged and burned.

      But I’ve had my eye on Naftali for years: he’s the pick of the litter. Dazzled by ambition, he’s fallen into a messy compromise. (To put it mildly.)

      He’s Modern Orthodox sabra, the best for outreach to both haredim and secular nationalists. His parents were born in the USA, so he gets America.

      He’s Sayeret Matkal – top commando unit, glorious combat record, and more broadly knowledgable than high brass currently in service. (They tilt left, they’re not-so-smart.)

      A tech prodigy, he came to America to make his millions, then returned to apply his business skills to an Israel emerging from socialism. As Bibi’s Minister of the Economy, he accomplished much of the “Startup Nation” vision.

      He was serving as Defense Minister during Op Defensive Edge, 2014. The single most important figure in dealing with the challenge of tunnel warfare.

  5. PAKISTAN – Older Imam having sex with his 23 yo male student on video

    Lahore police have registered a case against Mufti Azizur Rehman after a harrowing video clip showing the cleric allegedly sexually assaulting one of his students was widely shared on social media.

    Although Mufti Rehman — in a video message — has claimed innocence and said the boy in the video had drugged him due to which he was not in his senses, journalists and activists have condemned the incident.

    As messages continue to amass on Twitter, #muftiazizurrehman was among the top trends in Pakistan on Thursday with netizens calling for action against the cleric and criticising religious parties for their silence on the incident.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/amp/1629868

    • PAKISTAN – 70-year-old madrassa teacher under fire after student leaks ‘molestation’ video

      Mufti Azizur Rehman’s party membership suspended; Lahore madrassah distances itself from him

      LAHORE: Footage of Mufti Azizur Rehman, a 70-year-old religious cleric and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s vice ameer in Lahore, sexually assaulting one of his teenage seminary students went viral late Tuesday night.

      The video spread shockwaves on Pakistani Twitter as netizens not only called for immediate action to be taken against Rehman but a clear out of paedophiles in religious seminaries across the country.

      A video message was also leaked with the footage by the teary-eyed survivor, in which he claims that: ”My attacker’s sons have threatened to kill me for exposing him [Mufti Aziz]”.

      In distress, the survivor shares that he is in hiding, adding that, “It is better I die” out of fear of retribution in the recording.

      Meanwhile, Mufti Aziz, whose membership has been suspended by his party, also issued a video statement not only denying his role in the viral video but also claiming that “it is part of a conspiracy to smear his name”.

      Mufti Aziz claimed that certain elements inside the seminary wanted to expel him, adding that, ”This video is fake as you can’t even see me move in it”.

      “Where is my accuser? It has been two weeks since he was last seen...I was clearly drugged by this boy,” he goes on to detail in the video.

      In a letter obtained by The Express Tribune, the Jamia Manzoorul Islamia has moved to terminate the services of the now maligned Mufti.

      A termination notice issued by the administrator Jamia Asad ul Farooq reads: “A video was produced of you in which you are molesting a student. After consolation the Jamia administration based on the video advised him and his son to leave the campus.”

      The religious seminary also announced that it would distance itself from any act or statement of the mufti.

      The Punjab Police said that they had not received any complaint till the filing of this report.

      A spokesperson said that they would proceed according to law when they received one.

      https://tribune.com.pk/story/2305656/70-year-old-jui-leader-under-fire-after-seminary-student-leaks-molestation-video

      • islam is LGBTQ.

        Removing the soul creates a Born Again life-through-death euphoria of casting off the old self and wearing a new slave-name., To mimic the reproduction of the dying seed for sense of fulfilment – to call that sex – which it can never be, beyond mutual masturbation and drawing identies off each other. Turning a giving into a taking.

        Allah represents the crying out for a real father, (but only having contact with fakes, away in mosques facing a village), which they can never become. Living as dhimmis – willing slaves. Their highest acolade is suicide bombing for imaginary harems that they can beat, to say in return to them, “master! master!”. Loveless. Until then, pederasty will simply have to do.

        Socialism is the slave to their new mother, the State of ‘females better than men.’ Fatherless and weened too early, sent off into the State Nurseries that latch onto the workers who introduce them to Safety or the Naught Step of Isolation. They grow up safely into Cucks and Mary Sues. Then, hens, pedophillia will simply have to do.

        Sexscrewality? There will be Employment Diversity Training courses to say the imams and transitioning musselmas were exploring crimeless religious experiences that muggles cis-genders have no insight to. “They did nothing wrong.”

        Whereas, what child wouldn’t have identity-issues with such ‘fathers’ and ‘mothers’ who abandoned them.
        https://www.biblehub.com/matthew/19-14.htm

    • The Lysenko concept had NOTHING to do with the enforced famines of Kazakhstan and the Ukraine in the 1928-1936 period as in both cases it was a pure Marxist war of elimination of anyone they did not like or trust with forced collectivization being the sifting mechanism .
      It included supposed “kulaks” and the destruction of both national identities by making even the use of their languages a target. But what was incredible was the way that they then turned on their own cadres when the grain production fell with blame being like a hot potato with only the lowest ranker burning his hand.
      If you wish to really appreciate communism read “Execution by Hunger” by Miran Dolot and you will never ever give communism anything but hatred, disgust and contempt.

      In addition killing off the flies in China made animal (and human) corpses take forever to rot away and increased disease out breaks and water contamination.
      Fools never learn. Ignorant or indoctrinated fools cannot learn.

  6. Associated Press – Church helps Black community get vaccinated

    Churches, faith-based groups and others are joining together to encourage vaccinations in the Black community, even holding clinics in churches.

    • CBC – Scramble for 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose a concern in high-risk areas

      People in Ontario hot spots have been scrambling for second COVID-19 vaccine doses, but the dangerous delta variant isn’t spreading everywhere equally.

      And some are concerned about inequity in vaccine distribution, especially for high-risk areas.

    • CBC – Moderna developing mRNA vaccine for HIV

      Moderna is working with the mRNA technology used in its coronavirus vaccine to develop a vaccine for HIV, but the thousands of variants make it a more complex endeavour.

    • CBC – How delays in acknowledging airborne COVID-19 transmission risked lives

      An examination of the timeline of Ontario’s COVID-19 response and how the delay to acknowledge the risk of aerosol transmission may have cost lives, despite lessons learned from the 2003 SARS epidemic.

    • AUSTRALIA – AstraZeneca COVID vaccine only recommended for over 60s following 52yo Australian’s death

      … the federal government accepted new advice from the country’s vaccine experts.

    • AUSTRALIA – ATAGI reveals 12 cases of clotting related to the AstraZeneca vaccine

      Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly says there have been 12 cases of blood clotting connected to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the last week.

      Seven of these cases occurred in people aged between 50 and 59-years-old at a rate similar to that of those in the under-50s category.

      Professor Kelly said the rates of blood clots for over-50s is behind the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation’s (ATAGI) decision to lift the age recommendation for the AstraZeneca vaccine to 60-year-olds and over.

      “The benefit of AstraZeneca in over 60s remains much higher than the risk of this particularly rare, but sometimes serious syndrome, and so people over 60 should still be rolling up to their GP or wherever they are getting their AstraZeneca vaccine,” he said.

      Professor Kelly said those who had already received the first dose of AstraZeneca to get the second dose and not to mix COVID-19 vaccines.

    • sky news australia – Epidemiologist: Delta strain poses bigger risk than AstraZeneca side effects

      Epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely says the AstraZeneca being recommended for people over 60 only may interfere with the suppression of the Delta COVID-19 strain.

      He said while the vaccine poses a risk to people outside of this age bracket, the Delta variant MAY BE the greater threat.

      “We’re on a tinderbox here with Delta. It’s highly LIKELY to take off in some reasonably big way, unfortunately, in the next couple of months,” Professor Blakely said.

      “If it does take off, we need to be able to allow less than 60-year-olds to get AstraZeneca.”

      He urged people ages 50 to 59 to get the AstraZeneca vaccine if they would like to, saying authorities are “getting much better” at detecting cases of blood clots “earlier”.

    • Deutsche Pravda – 47% efficacy: Did Germany’s CureVac vaccine ultimately fail?

      Germany’s Curevac was supposed to be a big player in COVID vaccinations.

      But now important tests have disappointed.

      With an efficacy rate of just 47 percent, a much hyped vaccine is not useful.

      The EU had already ordered 400 million doses.

    • CureVac fails in pivotal COVID-19 vaccine trial

      German firm CureVac said its COVID-19 vaccine was only 47% effective in a late-stage trial, missing the study’s main goal and throwing in doubt the potential delivery of hundreds of millions of doses to the European Union.

    • sky news UK – Data Dive: Can UK government vaccine targets really be hit?

      Sky News’ Ashish Joshi looks at the progress of the vaccine rollout so far, and analyses whether ambitious targets will be able to keep up with the growth of the delta variant of coronavirus.

    • al jazeera – UK launches nationwide ‘booster’ COVID vaccine trial

      The United Kingdom has launched a nationwide study to explore whether giving a third “booster” shot of coronavirus vaccines would be safe and effective in extending immune protection against COVID-19.

      The trial, which aims to recruit thousands of participants, will look at several different COVID-19 shots – some of which are already approved by regulators, while others are still in development.

    • Deutsche Pravda – Coronavirus: Is Europe letting its guard down too early?

      Much of Europe is gearing up for summer vacations after a winter spent in lockdown.

      That’s despite concerns about the spread of the Covid19 Delta Variant, which is considered more transmissible.

      But across the continent, football fans have been returning to bars and stadiums to watch the European Championship.

      While most countries have limited crowd sizes, Hungary is allowing full attendance – without masks.

      Officials from the World Health Organisation are warning against complacency.

    • Turkish Radio & Television – Scientists hope to develop a vaccine for all coronaviruses

      Dr Bharat Pankhania, from the University of Exeter Medical School talks to TRT World about how close we are to getting a universal coronaviruses vaccine and the challenges that come with it.

    • Vancouver – Vaccines available at highway rest stop

      Fraser Health urging truckers to stop by to get their COVID-19 vaccine

    • Myocarditis cases after COVID-19 vaccine under investigation

      …. maybe or maybe not associated with the vaccine … we don’t know …

    • NBC PRAVDA – The science around the lab leak theory hasn’t changed. But here’s why some scientists have.

      Five virologists said few conclusions can be drawn based on the available scientific evidence, but they noted that the context and circumstances of the debate have changed.

      Alina Chan isn’t saying the coronavirus definitely leaked from a lab in China. What she is saying is what more scientists have grown comfortable discussing publicly: There’s no clear evidence either way.

      Chan was one of 18 scientists who published a letter in the journal Science last month calling for a more in-depth investigation into the virus’s origin that takes into account theories about both natural occurrence and laboratory spillovers.

      And while public discussion of a potential lab leak has shifted significantly in recent months, as more people pay attention to a theory that was originally promulgated by former President Donald Trump and his followers, the scientific evidence has remained unchanged, according to interviews with five virologists

      […]Chan said there had been trepidation among some scientists about publicly discussing the lab leak hypothesis for fear that their words could be misconstrued or used to support racist rhetoric about how the coronavirus emerged. Trump fueled accusations that the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a research lab in the city where the first Covid-19 cases were reported, was connected to the outbreak, and on numerous occasions he called the pathogen the “Wuhan virus” or “kung flu.”

      “At the time, it was scarier to be associated with Trump and to become a tool for racists, so people didn’t want to publicly call for an investigation into lab origins,” she said.

      […] many still caution that entertaining the idea of a lab leak requires clear scientific proof, which hasn’t materialized.

      “There has been no new evidence over the past 16 months that the virus had a lab origin,” said Maciej Boni, an associate professor of biology at Penn State University, who specializes in tropical disease epidemiology and viral evolution.

      The hypotheses in play

      A number of theories about how the virus may have emerged have been thrown out. Most that remain fall under three possible scenarios:

      – The virus evolved naturally before spilling over into humans from an infected animal.

      -The virus evolved naturally, but an employee at the lab became infected from a sample and accidentally “leaked” it into the community.

      – Scientists at the lab were manipulating virus samples and accidentally or intentionally released the pathogen.

      […]While most of the virologists who spoke to NBC News said the coronavirus probably evolved in nature…..

      […]Still, he cautioned that while a lab leak is plausible, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the most probable explanation.

      […]Boni said it’s still more likely that the virus passed from an animal, such as a bat, into humans.

      […]the most common route is something like a wet market or farm or some other form of human and animal contact,” he said. “These are far more common than lab accidents.”

      […]A joint investigation this year by the World Health Organization and China focused on the possibility of a zoonotic, or animal, origin. The team’s report, released in March, found that the virus probably emerged in bats and jumped to an intermediary animal before it spread to humans.

      The team also downplayed the theory that the virus leaked from the Wuhan institute, describing the scenario as “extremely unlikely.”

      […]During the WHO-led investigation this year, officials at the Wuhan institute said all staff members had tested negative for Covid-19 antibodies. Its leaders have been adamant that the virus didn’t escape from the facility….

      […]Gain-of-function research isn’t altogether uncommon in virology, but such experiments are controversial because of the risks. A scientist could, for example, unwittingly or by design create a pathogen that is better adapted to invade human cells or cause more severe infections. But there are real benefits to gain-of-function research, said Robert Garry, a virologist at Tulane University in New Orleans. For one, understanding the characteristics of a virus and its transmissibility is critical to developing vaccines and lifesaving drugs, he said.

      He said most virologists take the responsibility of such experiments seriously.

      […]Dr. Charles Chiu, a virologist at the University of California, San Francisco, added that the differences between RaTG13 and SARS-CoV-2 exceed the capabilities of genetic engineering.

      “The differences are scattered throughout the genome,” he said. “There’s a big difference between 96 percent similar and 100 percent identical. We just don’t have the ability to make those kinds of changes.”

      In other words, the experts say,it’s unlikely that scientists could snip and splice bits of a virus or tweak a pathogen’s genome in such a way that would create SARS-CoV-2, even if researchers were using closely related coronaviruses.

      […]Chan acknowledged that it’s “definitely possible” that the virus evolved in nature

      […]”The key issue here is that we simply don’t have the information to make really firm conclusions,” said Chiu, of the University of California, San Francisco, referring to Covid-19. “Unless we know exactly what happened, we’re simply making guesses.

      Denise Chow is a reporter for NBC News Science focused on general science and climate change.

      https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/lab-leak-theory-science-scientists-rcna1191

      • I like Alina Chan. Born in Singapore, lived in Canada before coming here.

        She saw through it fast, but was determined to get the data right, not just yap. We had too much of that.

        Worked with a team of viral sleuths online. Trustworthy to the max.

    • Deutsche Pravda – COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among disadvantaged groups

      There are populations across the world COVID-19 vaccines are struggling to reach.

      Some of the world’s poorest countries and communities are also some of the most jab-wary.

      Countering deeply held beliefs is a tall order.

      Especially when historic inequality in healthcare itself is partly to blame.

      But one campaign in Berlin is paving a way.

    • NBC – Fauci: New Treatment Plan Will Help Prepare Against Future Pandemics

      During the White House Covid response team briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about a new plan to help prepare the country for future pandemics.

      The Antiviral Program for Pandemics, which will be funded by the American Rescue Plan, will assist in developing antiviral drugs for Covid-19 and other viruses with pandemic potential.

    • NBC -Fauci: US to spend $3.2B for COVID ANTIVIRAL PILLA

      The U.S. is devoting $3.2 billion to advance development of ANTIVIRAL PILLS for COVID-19.

      Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, announced the investment as part of a new “antiviral program for pandemics.”

    • Rumors of U.S. Secretly Harboring Top China Official Swirl

      Chinese-language anti-communist media and Twitter are abuzz this week with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei defected in mid-February, flying from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang.

      What is Juneteenth? The history behind America’s other Independence Day

      Chinese-language anti-communist media and Twitter are abuzz this week with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei defected in mid-February, flying from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang.

      Dong Jingwei supposedly gave the U.S. information about the Wuhan Institute of Virology that changed the stance of the Biden Administration concerning the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Dong is, or was, a longtime official in China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), also known as the Guoanbu. His publicly available background indicates that he was responsible for the Ministry’s counterintelligence efforts in China, i.e., spy-catching, since being promoted to vice minister in April 2018. If the stories are true, Dong would be the highest-level defector in the history of the People’s Republic of China.

      Dong’s defection was raised by Chinese officials last March at the Sino-American summit in Alaska, according to Dr. Han Lianchao, a former Chinese foreign ministry official, before defecting after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. In a Wednesday tweet, Han, citing an unnamed source, alleged that China’s foreign minister Wang Yi and Communist Party foreign affairs boss Yang Jiechi demanded that the Americans return Dong, and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken refused.

      Former Pentagon, State Department and CIA expert Nicholas Eftimiades, author of Chinese Espionage: Operations and Tactics, called the report “exactly what it is, a rumor. It happens all the time” in the information warfare between Beijing and anti-communist overseas Chinese. But he called Dr. Han, a pro-democracy activist with the Washington, D.C.-based Citizen Power Initiative for China group, “a straight shooter, not known to exaggerate in any way or form… trusted for his integrity.”

      Mollie Saltskog, a senior intelligence analyst with The Soufan Group who earned a master’s degree in global affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, also urged caution, saying the rumors of defections surface regularly. “While significant and certainly useful for our intelligence efforts,” she added, “one high-level defection will not drastically change our understanding or approach to China. In short, if true, this is potentially significant but not a game changer.”

      The State Department did not respond to a request for comment by press time. It typically does not comment on defectors. A half dozen experts on Chinese intelligence queried by SpyTalk said they had no information to share on Dong’s alleged defection.

      Chinese-language press stories also claim that Dong’s daughter Yang defected with him from Hong Kong on or about Feb. 10. She is allegedly the former spouse of a senior Alibaba executive, Jiang Fan, who heads TMall, China’s big Amazon-like business.

      Without naming Dong, the pro-Trump web site Red State reported June 4 on a high-level defection from China, saying the Defense Intelligence Agency had received information from him that Beijing is covering up biological warfare research at the Wuhan lab, and advanced its story to question the integrity of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

      “Sources say the level of confidence in the defector’s information is what has led to a sudden crisis of confidence in Dr. Anthony Fauci, adding that U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) personnel detailed to DIA have corroborated very technical details of information provided by the defector,” it said.

      According to the authoritative Paris-based newsletter Intelligence Online, Dong is “close to” Chinese President Xi Jinping. “He previously headed the Guoanbu in the region of Hebei, which has produced many of Xi’s securocrats,” the publication reported in 2018. Back in 2010, IO reported that Dong carried out orders from superiors in Beijing to arrest “four Japanese employees of the Fujita Corporation who were filming in a forbidden military zone.” The move was seen at the time as a power play by State Security against then-President Hu Jintao.

      Meanwhile, the Chinese State Council’s official web page listing the top personnel in the Ministry of State Security no longer lists any vice ministers working under MSS minister Chen Wenqing. Under “personnel developments,” it notes the corruption investigation against another former vice minister, Ma Jian, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2018. The vice minister section is blank.

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/rumors-of-u-s-secretly-harboring-top-china-official-swirl/ar-AAL9Tb7

    • Calgary Stampede mandates COVID-19 vaccines for rodeo riders

      The Calgary Stampede becomes the first major sporting event in Canada to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from its rodeo competitors.

  7. Something is rotten in the kingdom of the Netherlands:

    Van Lienden allegedly profited 30 million euros from ‘non-profit’ face mask deal
    https://nltimes.nl/2021/05/22/van-lienden-allegedly-profited-30-million-euros-non-profit-face-mask-deal
    Lobbyist and political activist, Sywert van Lienden together two partners allegedly profited 30 million euros selling face masks in a deal which he claimed was non-profit, Follow the Money reported.
    During the first wave of the coronavirus, Van Lienden had stocked up on protective gear early on. After an initial shipment from China, Van Lienden transferred his activities to the non-profit organization Stichting Hulproep Alliantie which he had founded together with two business partners.
    The Ministry of Health was struggling to provide sufficient protective gear at the time. According to the Volkskrant, Van Lienden set up a private company called Relief Goods Alliance through which he was able to strike a deal with the Ministry of Health to deliver face masks.
    The ministry has since said it is irrelevant that the contracts were made with a commercial party and not a non-profit organization, according to NOS. The ministry said only price, quality and quantity were of importance to them.
    The three owners of Relief Goods Alliance allegedly took a margin of 30 percent during a period of three months. That is considerably more than the 15 to 20 percent that were in line with the market at the time.
    Van Lienden has since come out and denied the allegations that he had sold the face masks for profit. He continued to maintain that his organization is non-profit. “There is zero gain in this”, he tweeted in May of last year. “I’m doing it for nothing and have put aside my work.”
    According to Follow the Money, Van Lienden and his associates sold Ryzur’s KN-95 masks for 2.26 euros a piece to the Ministry of Health. At the time, various businesses valued these masks were worth 1.50 euros.
    Van Lienden allegedly also sold FFP2 masks from the manufacturer Shandong Shengquan at 2.78 euros per mask while these valued at an “ultimate” maximum of 2.10 euros at the time.
    It is estimated that the Ministry of Health paid an additional 13 million euros, according to the Volkskrant.
    Through the sale of the Ryzur and FFP2 masks, Follow the Money said Van Lienden achieved a profit of 30 million euros.
    Incidentally, the 40 million face masks never ended up in healthcare. They are currently still in storage because there is a surplus of protective equipment. Some of the face masks were initially rejected because they contained graphene which could be a health hazard. These face masks were later on declared again safe for use.

    Also see:
    https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2021-05-15–sywert-van-lienden-earned-money-from-pandemic-with-mouth-masks-.H1WiSfaTdu.html

  8. Australian politician sues a journalist, they has secret police arrest employee who is working on the journalist’s defence:

  9. https://www.foxnews.com/us/prosecutors-ghislaine-maxwell-mistreatment-jail-raw-sewage-leak-accusations

    This should concern people more than it does. Every day we see horrible criminals let off with a slap on the wrist yet the American justice system seems hell-bent on seeing Ghislaine Maxwell die in prison for a minor, long past pimping charge that they really can’t prove. Like, you know that Virginia Giuffre, the woman who is suing Ghislaine, was 17 at the time she alleges that she slept with Prince Andrew for $20,000 so the word “pedophile” does not apply no matter how much they keep saying it because the legal age of sexual consent in NY is seventeen… And I’m sorry but I do not think of teenage hookers as innocent little babies. And you know that Virginia stands to make millions of dollars if her story is believed so there’s plenty of room there for the whole thing to be a lie. And judging from the photo allegedly taken at the time Virginia was plenty full-grown at seventeen. PS… I could easily Photoshop that photo if you gave me some raw shots and a few hours to work on it. Piece of cake. One of the bedroom, one of Ghislaine, one of Virginia, one of the Prince, and one of the Prince’s left hand…

    Ghislaine has spent over a year in solitary confinement being awakened every 15-minutes (For her own safety. Aren’t they caring?). Isn’t that about enough punishment already? Is it life without parole for pimping now? Who’s going to die first, Maxwell or Officer Chavin?

    I’d be rather worried that they might just arbitrarily come after me one day just because they felt like it or didn’t like my face or somebody was looking for a promotion… And those “lying to the FBI” charges are such utter bullshit. Lavrenti Beria would have laughed his head off in sheer admiration if you told him about “lying to the FBI” and “Wire fraud” and “Structuring”. The Feds can put you in San Quentin for life without actually charging you with anything real. People should be worried about that. The FBI is turning into The Gestapo…

  10. As here, we all know it is part of the plan aka the GREAT RESET.

    – Canadians from lower income households far more likely to say they’re worse off now than a year ago –

    June 17, 2021 – On the cusp of throwing off the shackles of a 16-month pandemic, Canadians are already being weighed down by a significant side effect of COVID-19: inflation. What’s more, they expect the situation to worsen in the months ahead.

    Nationally, the price for every component of the consumer price index (CPI) – which tracks the broad cost of living in Canada – rose 3.6 per cent compared to last year. Observers note that inflation remains within the Bank of Canada’s target range, but many Canadians are already feeling the financial pressure.

    Now, a new study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds Canadians already experiencing rising costs in day-to-day lives. More than nine-in-ten say over the past six months it has become more expensive for them to improve their home through renovations (96%), potentially purchase a new home (95%), fill up their tank with gas (93%) and buy groceries for their household (92%).

    This, while 56 per cent of renters say their monthly cost has increased as well.

    Overall, Canadians are much more likely to say they are worse off now than they were at this time 12 months ago (34%) than to say that they are better off (20%).

    https://angusreid.org/inflation-nation/

  11. Critical Race Theory – Leftwing Radicals Spin New Strategy
    2 minutes

    Concerned Americans are fighting back against critical race theory, and radical leftists are in a meltdown. Rather than just accepting leftwing indoctrination, parents are speaking out, and it has caused those on the left to adopt a new strategy. Instead of defending or debating critical race theory, the left is claiming that conservatives don’t even know what critical race theory is.

    That’s the new strategy of the left: deflect and distract. With Florida joining other states in banning the teaching of critical race theory, leftwing activists are on their heels. Surely they could have come up with a better defense than “conservatives don’t know what they are talking about.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LZhhWH5SJw

  12. (Richard: The States are moving to help each other do what the Federal Government is refusing to do, In many ways this is what the Founding Fathers wanted when they wrote the US Constitution. The Constitution was written to limit the power and actions of the Federal Government, it clearly states that all rights not expresilly given to the Federal Government are rights of the States and the People. This is a fact the left has worked hard to erase from history, our system of government (Federalism) was set up so the local governments, those closest to the voters have the least restrictions on them.

    With the radical left trying to destroy our system of government so they can bring in a Marxist government similar to and probably worse then that in China or Venezuela the States that still believe in individual rights and freedom are starting to work together and orginize to do what the Federal Government refuses to do. They are working to protect our borders and are working to protect the US Constitution. This attempt to protect the Constitution is how the Founding Fathers expected us to act in times of emergency, the Radical Left worked hard to destroy the Laboratory of Democracy that the US was set up to be and the people are now waking up to the danger and are fighting back. We are seeing people flee the states with high taxes and small freedom for the states that have low taxes and allow you to protect yourself. This awakening of the American Public came slowly but is growing in intensity.

    There is an old saying: “Comes the Time Comes the Man” the time for resistance has arrived and the leader for the resistance movement showed up to give us a person/position to rally around. Our fight will (hopefully) be mainly at the ballot box instead of on the battlefield, if we can get even semi honest elections we can take control of the Federal Government and start rebuilding our nation. We will face many problems during the rebuilding process including Amending the Constitution so the left can’t use the same tactics to once again try to steal our nation from us. Another will be to teach the current and future generations how to be free and self reliant and how the US Government is suppose to work.

    The best encouragement I can give is the words of Winston Chruchill, “You can trust America to do the right thing, after they have tried everything else.”)

    DeSantis Announces He Will Send Florida Law Enforcement To Assist At Border, Blasts Biden Admin
    Amanda Prestigiacomo
    4-5 minutes

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Wednesday that he has directed Florida law enforcement officers to assist at the southern border in both Texas and Arizona, answering calls from the states’ governors asking for help.

    The crisis at the U.S./Mexico border has continued to worsen as the Biden administration seems to look the other way. As highlighted by The Daily Wire on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump said he would visit the border before Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been tapped by President Joe Biden to handle the worsening crisis.

    “America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American,” said Gov. DeSantis on Wednesday.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-desantis-announces-he-will-send-florida-law-enforcement-to-assist-at-border-blasts-biden-admin?itm_source=parsely-api?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=061721-news&utm_campaign=position1

  13. (Richard: If you control the low earth orbits you control earth.)

    China’s Plan to Dominate ‘Near-Earth’ Space
    Lawrence A. Franklin
    7-9 minutes

    Communist China’s space program is demonstrating that it is on a trajectory possibly to surpass the US in the military and scientific exploration in our solar system. Today, June 17, China launched a three-astronaut crew who will inhabit the command module of its soon-to-be-completed Tianhe Chinese Space Station. Pictured: The astronauts appear at a departure ceremony before launch on June 17, 2021 in Jiuquan, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    Communist China’s space program is demonstrating that it is on a trajectory possibly to surpass the US in the military and scientific exploration in our solar system. China is planning a space spectacular to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party on July 23, 1921. Today, June 17, China launched a three-astronaut crew who will inhabit the command module of its soon-to-be-completed Tianhe Chinese Space Station. This planned human launch follows the June 10 multiple satellite deployment from Northern China’s Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. One of these satellites is designed to track near-earth asteroids.

    As early as the mid-1950s, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Chairman Mao Zedong declared, “We too will make satellites.” Following that declaration, China aggressively began to compete with both the former Soviet Union and the United States in space — an ambition seemingly energized by China’s desire to develop a nuclear bomb and the means to deliver it. China’s Space Program, called the “Two Bombs, One Satellite” project, was from its inception, placed under the aegis of the CCP’s Central Military Commission, thereby underscoring the military orientation of its activities in space.

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17471/china-dominate-near-earth-space

  14. ‘VILE STUDY’ ‘Frankenstein’ Chinese scientists force male rats to give BIRTH while conjoined with female rodents in lab experiments

    Chiara Fiorillo

    17:44, 17 Jun 2021Updated: 19:49, 17 Jun 2021

    CHINESE scientists have forced male rats to give birth through Frankenstein-style experiments.

    The team, from the Naval Medical University in Shanghai, constructed a rat model of male pregnancy in four steps.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15309365/china-rats-male-pregnancy-experiment/

  15. The Devastating Reality of the Arizona Forensic Audit
    By Bernard Kerik
    5-6 minutes

    Democrats and the mainstream media have been aggressively denouncing the Maricopa County, Arizona election audit from the beginning.

    At, first I didn’t understand why.

    I thought that it was because they were afraid of what the results would be, but I now believe it’s something far worse.

    The Democrats aren’t “just” afraid of the outcome – but they’re afraid that the audit results will be irrefutable and unimpeachable. They know that their efforts to discredit the audit process in Arizona will not stand up to scrutiny and here’s why.

    The Arizona audit is being run impeccably, utilizing security and surveillance procedures with a longstanding track record of effectiveness.

    https://www.newsmax.com/bernardkerik/arizona-forensic-audit-2020-ballots/2021/06/15/id/1025217/

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