Reader’s Links for February 25, 2022

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  1. The waning of the pandemic, and correllated rates of injection, seems to be lost in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and any other juridiction that continues to put up barriers people’s freedom.

    We’re like the loser who hangs out at the school dance long after the music has stopped and everyone has gone home. Get a life. This is what the convoy was all about.

    https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-us-news-alabama-4c0026679a346ea83a6a04f475a518ef

  2. Corona Investigate Committee
    Session 93 “Concentric Circles”
    Feb. 25 from approx 1:30 p.m. CET (Berlin Time)!
    7:30 a.m. ET

    Topic excerpt:
    1. Insight into Donald Trump’s Covid Management
    2. GETTR: Social media without censorship?
    3. Contamination of cell cultures and systemic health risks of vaccinations
    4. Historical overview: from Green New Deal to Great Reset
    5. A former BlackRock fund manager: analysis of the situation, outlook and opportunities
    6. New evidence on the cancer-promoting and immunosuppressive effects of COVID “vaccines.”
    https://t.me/s/ReinerFuellmichEnglish

  3. Money expert Keith Weiner on the general economic state of affairs, including interest rates, using the gold basis to forecast pricing, and comparing the valuations of goods in dollar terms to ascertain value:

  4. NYT U.S. Officials Repeatedly Urged China to Help Avert War in Ukraine

    Americans presented Chinese officials with intelligence on Russia’s troop buildup in hopes that President Xi Jinping would step in, but were repeatedly rebuffed.

    WASHINGTON — Over three months, senior Biden administration officials held half a dozen urgent meetings with top Chinese officials in which the Americans presented intelligence showing Russia’s troop buildup around Ukraine and beseeched the Chinese to tell Russia not to invade, according to U.S. officials.

    Each time, the Chinese officials, including the foreign minister and the ambassador to the United States, rebuffed the Americans, saying they did not think an invasion was in the works.

    After one diplomatic exchange in December, U.S. officials got intelligence showing Beijing had shared the information with Moscow, telling the Russians that the United States was trying to sow discord — and that China would not try to impede Russian plans and actions, the officials said.

    The previously unreported talks between American and Chinese officials show how the Biden administration tried to use intelligence findings and diplomacy to persuade a superpower it views as a growing adversary to stop the invasion of Ukraine, and how that nation, led by President Xi Jinping, persistently sided with Russia even as the evidence of Moscow’s plans for a military offensive grew over the winter.

    This account is based on interviews with senior administration officials with knowledge of the conversations who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the diplomacy. The Chinese Embassy did not return requests for comment.

    China is Russia’s most powerful partner, and the two nations have been strengthening their bond for many years across diplomatic, economic and military realms. Mr. Xi and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, two autocrats with some shared ideas about global power, had met 37 times as national leaders before this year. If any world leader could make Mr. Putin think twice about invading Ukraine, it was Mr. Xi, went the thinking of some U.S. officials.

    But the diplomatic efforts failed, and Mr. Putin began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday morning after recognizing two Russia-backed insurgent enclaves in the country’s east as independent states.

    In a call on Friday, Mr. Putin told Mr. Xi that the United States and NATO had ignored Russia’s “reasonable” security concerns and had reneged on their commitments, according to a readout of the call released by the Chinese state news media. Mr. Xi reiterated China’s public position that it was important to respect the “legitimate security concerns” as well as the “sovereignty and territorial integrity” of all countries. Mr. Putin told Mr. Xi that Russia was willing to negotiate with Ukraine, and Mr. Xi said China supported any such move.

    Some American officials say the ties between China and Russia appear stronger than at any time since the Cold War. The two now present themselves as an ideological front against the United States and its European and Asian allies, even as Mr. Putin carries out the invasion of Ukraine, whose sovereignty China has recognized for decades.

    The growing alarm among American and European officials at the alignment between China and Russia has reached a new peak with the Ukraine crisis, exactly 50 years to the week after President Richard M. Nixon made a historic trip to China to restart diplomatic relations to make common cause in counterbalancing the Soviet Union. For 40 years after that, the relationship between the United States and China grew stronger, especially as lucrative trade ties developed, but then frayed due to mutual suspicions, intensifying strategic competition and antithetical ideas about power and governance.

    In the recent private talks on Ukraine, American officials heard language from their Chinese counterparts that was consistent with harder lines the Chinese had been voicing in public, which showed that a more hostile attitude had become entrenched, according to the American accounts.

    On Wednesday, after Mr. Putin ordered troops into eastern Ukraine but before its full invasion, Hua Chunying, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said at a news conference in Beijing that the United States was “the culprit of current tensions surrounding Ukraine.”

    “On the Ukraine issue, lately the U.S. has been sending weapons to Ukraine, heightening tensions, creating panic and even hyping up the possibility of warfare,” she said. “If someone keeps pouring oil on the flame while accusing others of not doing their best to put out the fire, such kind of behavior is clearly irresponsible and immoral.”

    She added: “When the U.S. drove five waves of NATO expansion eastward all the way to Russia’s doorstep and deployed advanced offensive strategic weapons in breach of its assurances to Russia, did it ever think about the consequences of pushing a big country to the wall?” She has refused to call Russia’s assault an “invasion” when pressed by foreign journalists.

    Ms. Hua’s fiery anti-American remarks as Russia was moving to attack its neighbor stunned some current and former U.S. officials and China analysts in the United States. But the verbal grenades echo major points in the 5,000-word joint statement that China and Russia issued on Feb. 4 when Mr. Xi and Mr. Putin met at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. In that document, the two countries declared their partnership had “no limits” and that they intended to stand together against American-led democratic nations. China also explicitly sided with Russia in the text to denounce enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

    Last Saturday, Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, criticized NATO in a video talk at the Munich Security Conference. European leaders in turn accused China of working with Russia to overturn what they and the Americans say is a “rules-based international order.” Mr. Wang did say that Ukraine’s sovereignty should be “respected and safeguarded” — a reference to a foreign policy principle that Beijing often cites — but no Chinese officials have mentioned Ukraine in those terms since Russia’s full invasion began.

    “They claim neutrality, they claim they stand on principle, but everything they say about the causes is anti-U.S., blaming NATO and adopting the Russian line,” said Evan Medeiros, a Georgetown University professor who was senior Asia director at the White House National Security Council in the Obama administration. “The question is: How sustainable is that as a posture? How much damage does it do to their ties with the U.S. and their ties with Europe?”

    The Biden administration’s diplomatic outreach to China to try to avert war began after President Biden and Mr. Xi held a video summit on Nov. 15. In the talk, the two leaders acknowledged challenges in the relationship between their nations, which is at its lowest point in decades, but agreed to try to cooperate on issues of common interest, including health security, climate change and nuclear weapons proliferation, White House officials said at the time.

    After the meeting, American officials decided that the Russian troop buildup around Ukraine presented the most immediate problem that China and the United States could try to defuse together. Some officials thought the outcome of the video summit indicated there was potential for an improvement in U.S.-China relations. Others were more skeptical, but thought it was important to leave no stone unturned in efforts to prevent Russia from attacking, one official said.

    Days later, White House officials met with the ambassador, Qin Gang, at the Chinese Embassy. They told the ambassador what U.S. intelligence agencies had detected: a gradual encirclement of Ukraine by Russian forces, including armored units. William J. Burns, the C.I.A. director, had flown to Moscow on Nov. 2 to confront the Russians with the same information, and on Nov. 17, American intelligence officials shared their findings with NATO.

    At the Chinese Embassy, Russia’s aggression was the first topic in a discussion that ran more than one and a half hours. In addition to laying out the intelligence, the White House officials told the ambassador that the United States would impose tough sanctions on Russian companies, officials and businesspeople in the event of an invasion, going far beyond those announced by the Obama administration after Russia seized Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

    The U.S. officials said the sanctions would also hurt China over time because of its commercial ties.

    They also pointed out they knew how China had helped Russia evade some of the 2014 sanctions, and warned Beijing against any such future aid. And they argued that because China was widely seen as a partner of Russia, its global image could suffer if Mr. Putin invaded.

    The message was clear: It would be in China’s interests to persuade Mr. Putin to stand down. But their entreaties went nowhere. Mr. Qin was skeptical and suspicious, an American official said.

    American officials spoke with the ambassador about Russia at least three more times, both in the embassy and on the phone. Wendy R. Sherman, the deputy secretary of state, had a call with him. Mr. Qin continued to express skepticism and said Russia had legitimate security concerns in Europe.

    The Americans also went higher on the diplomatic ladder: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke to Mr. Wang about the problem in late January and again on Monday, the same day Mr. Putin ordered the new troops into Russia-backed enclaves of Ukraine.

    “The secretary underscored the need to preserve Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said a State Department summary of the call that used the phrase that Chinese diplomats like to employ in signaling to other nations not to get involved in matters involving Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong, all considered separatist problems by Beijing.

    American officials met with Mr. Qin in Washington again on Wednesday and heard the same rebuttals. Hours later, Mr. Putin declared war on Ukraine on television, and his military began pummeling the country with ballistic missiles as tanks rolled across the border.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/25/us/politics/us-china-russia-ukraine.html

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    FEB 24 2022 – the conservative tree house – White House Defines Strategic Success Against Russia As the Value of Their Story, Who Is More Attractive to the World

    THIS video from the White House briefing today, you absolutely must watch to gain a fulsome understanding of how the modern political left views the world of geopolitical contests in 2022.

    Deputy National Security Advisor and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, Daleep Singh, was presented at the podium today to explain the strategic policy of the Biden administration toward Russia.

    Singh’s remarks outlining the view of the ‘west’ toward defeating Russia are eloquent yet batshit crazy in their ideological context. Daleep Singh sounds like the senior head of a Google Human Resources operation telling the department heads how they need to convey their feelings in order to hire the talent for continued growth in the industry. This is a direct quote:

    …”Ultimately, the goal of our sanctions is to make this a strategic failure for Russia; and let’s define a little bit of what that means. Strategic success in the 21st century is not about a physical land grab of territory; that’s what Putin has done. In this century, strategic power is increasingly measured and exercised by economic strength, by technological sophistication and your story – who you are, what your values are; can you attract ideas and talent and goodwill? And on each of those measures, this will be a failure for Russia.”

    Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh boils down geopolitical power to a cultural issue of social likeability.

    Let this sink in.

    Realize that what he is saying is the strategy leading our foreign policy.

    Even if what he was saying is reasonable, and it’s not, I’m thinking strong Russians with hot chicks, nice cars, fast boats and a culture of polite strength, loyalty and fierce protection are winning the “story” side of the argument.

    In essence, he is saying the quiet part out loud…. which explains why Obama, Clinton and now Biden are using social media to advance geopolitical strategies.

    Pop icons are used as influencers and ambassadors. Hollywood is the quintessential State Department. What Singh is saying is really the true way the modern political left view politics in general, but they rarely say this stuff so openly.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/02/24/white-house-defines-strategic-success-against-russia-as-the-value-of-their-story-who-is-more-attractive-to-the-world/#more-228465
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  5. paul j watson – Twitter Says It Will Consider Censoring “Emerging Narratives” About Ukraine War

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Twitter announced that it was monitoring “emerging narratives” about the Ukraine war that will be censored if they represent a violation of the company’s policies.

    The announcement was made in response to Twitter deleting tweets and suspending accounts that had posted videos of Russian tank divisions and helicopters heading to Ukraine.

    After users complained, Twitter acknowledged that it had targeted the accounts in “error” and they were later restored.

    However, a statement by a Twitter spokesperson is likely to cause alarm amongst free speech advocates.

    “We took enforcement action on a number of accounts in error,” the statement said, adding, “We’ve been proactively monitoring for emerging narratives that are violative of our policies.”

    The use of the term “emerging narratives” suggests that Twitter will begin censoring certain perspectives on the conflict in the context of their policy on “misinformation.”

    These problematic “narratives” are almost certainly likely to be ones that question narratives being put out by the Biden White House and NATO sources.

    Similar rules were applied to skepticism expressed towards COVID vaccines as well as the lab leak theory, which was once deemed to be ‘harmful misinformation’ but is now widely accepted as the most likely explanation for the pandemic.

    The potential for the Russian attack on Ukraine to be exploited to push for further censorship and blacklisting of free speech in the west is a clear danger.

    For weeks, leftists have been trying to smear Tucker Carlson as being guilty of “treason” over him accusing the Biden administration of exploiting tensions between Russia and Ukraine to distract from the president’s dreadful handling of domestic issues.

    The word “traitor” also trended on Twitter yesterday in response to Nigel Farage suggesting that NATO should share some blame for Putin’s actions.

    In a related story, the official Twitter Ukrainian government also lobbied Twitter to ban the official Russian government Twitter account.

    Because that’s sure to stop Putin’s war machine.

    In fact, the T-90 tanks are already heading back to Moscow as we speak.

    https://summit.news/2022/02/25/twitter-says-it-will-consider-censoring-emerging-narratives-about-ukraine-war/

    • CBC – Investigators working to debunk misinformation on Russian attack

      Open-source investigators are working to debunk misinformation, disinformation and Russian propaganda circulating online about the conflict in Ukraine.

  6. zero hedge – European NatGas Prices Plunge As Russian Flows Via Ukraine Soar

    European natural gas futures plunged Friday after surging the most since 2005 when President Vladimir Putin’s forces invaded Ukraine. The record-breaking rally was halted after four consecutive days of gains due to increased natgas flows from Russia.

    During Thursday’s invasion, Dutch TTF Gas Futures soared as much as 60% as Putin’s forces launched a barrage of artillery, airstrikes, and missiles across Ukraine to “demilitarize” the country. We noted, at the time, even though energy prices jumped, there were no reports of supply disruptions or blackouts in Ukraine, suggesting businesses as usual.

    On Friday, Dutch TTF Gas prices plunged as much as 28%…

    More :

    https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/european-natgas-prices-plunge-russian-flows-ukraine-soar

  7. Associated Press – How to talk to kids about Ukraine

    Experts reccomend honesty and reassurance when talking to kids about the news of the invasion of Ukraine.

  8. Associated Press – Election officials sound alarm on insider threats

    Election experts are increasingly worried about sabotage by election officials and workers.

    Security breaches in local election offices have raised alarm as the U.S. grapples with false claims about the 2020 election.

  9. Thief steals Angela Merkel’s wallet in Berlin supermarket

    Former German chancellor was not harmed.

    BERLIN — A pickpocket stole German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s wallet while she was shopping for groceries in Berlin on Thursday.

    Merkel’s wallet was in her handbag which was dangling from her shopping trolley when it was taken, according to German tabloid Bild, which first reported on the incident.

    Berlin police confirmed to the paper that the incident occurred around 11:40 a.m. on Thursday. According to the report, Merkel did not call the police from the store, but went to a nearby police department to report the incident.

    Merkel’s bodyguard, who was accompanying her in the grocery store, was unable to prevent the theft.

    Merkel, who retired from politics last December, has a reputation for doing her own grocery shopping, with her choice of products occasionally coming under close scrutiny from the press — such as when she was spotted buying a couple of bottles of wine during the first coronavirus lockdown in 2020.

    https://www.politico.eu/article/angela-merkel-robbed-in-berlin-supermarket/

  10. FORBES – A National Vaccine Pass Has Quietly Rolled Out – And Red States Are Getting On Board

    Even as the omicron variant loosens its grip on the world, destinations continue to require travelers to show proof of vaccination. And, increasingly, a paper CDC vaccination card is not cutting it.

    While the United States government has not issued a federal digital vaccine pass, a national standard has nevertheless emerged. To date, 21 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico offer accessibility to the SMART Health Card, a verifiable digital proof of vaccination developed through the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI), a global coalition of public and private stakeholders including Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle, the Mayo Clinic and other health and tech heavyweights.

    And very soon, at least four more states will be rolling out access to SMART Health Cards. “We’ve seen a notable uptick in states that have officially launched public portals where individuals can get verifiable vaccination credentials in the form of SMART Health Cards with a QR code,” says Brian Anderson, co-founder of the VCI and chief digital health physician at MITRE.

    There is already an impressively widespread availability of SMART Health Cards in the U.S. More than 200 million Americans can now download, print or store their vaccination records as a QR code. When the QR code is pulled up, only the individual’s name, date of birth and vaccination information is visible. No other medical information or personal data is shared. This code is also digitally signed to ensure that the card was issued from a verified location and to prevent forgery.

    SMART Health Cards Ease Travel

    For individuals, the benefits of having access to personal digital vaccine record is three-fold. First, it’s a huge plus for travel in the U.S. and abroad.

    Many indoor cultural attractions and performance venues in the U.S. require proof of vaccination. “We believe it gives people peace of mind when the folks around them are unlikely to be contagious,” says Gus Warren, CEO of Bindle, a health verification app that allows venues to verify the vaccination status of patrons.

    Bindle’s growing list of clients spans more than 30 states, from blue strongholds like California and New York to red leaners like Texas, Florida, Arkansas, Missouri and Georgia. At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for example, there’s a Bindle lane that offers fastpass-like efficiency in scanning QR codes from a number of vaccine verification platforms used around the world.

    “The SMART Health Card is such an important development and the Vaccine Credential Initiative has been phenomenal in getting this out there,” says Warren, noting that while Bindle recognizes several interoperable standards, the SMART Health Card has emerged as the most important. “Absolutely, it has become the standard across the U.S. and North America.”

    “And at an international level, we are continuing to see intense interest in a coordinated international approach,” says Anderson. “And that has not diminished at all. I think quite the opposite.”

    To wit: Every Canadian province has now adopted SMART Health Card verification, as has Aruba, the Cayman Islands, Singapore and Japan. And in Africa, the SMART Health Card has rolled out in Kenya and Rwanda, just the first of 32 African countries in the “Smart Africa” alliance to adopt a digital-first approach to healthcare records.

    The Case For Red States

    The second argument for adopting a digital vaccine verification system is the one swaying red-state governors: Having digital access to personal health records empowers the individual. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    More than a dozen states have launched their own SMART Health Card-based portals. At least seven others — including Arizona, Mississippi and West Virginia — have turned to a third-party, MyIRMobile, to issue SMART Health Cards. Minnesota has chosen Docket, another third-party option.

    Most right-leaning states offering SMART Health Cards do it quietly, without any fanfare. But big red South Carolina expects to roll out a portal for SMART Health Cards by the end of March, reports Politico.

    “This isn’t a passport,” South Carolina’s director of immunizations told Politico. “This is essentially a Covid card that people get at their convenience because it’s their record.”

    Utah was one of the first red states to get on the SMART Health Card train. For former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt, a Republican who was the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the George W. Bush administration, the issue boils down to individual rights. “There’s always a question about who owns the data and the rights to access that data,” Leavitt said at a recent global forum on SMART Health Cards. “But one thing is unchallengeable. And that is, I own a right to have my own data. And to have it in a form that I can present it conveniently for the kinds of things I want to do.”

    “The idea of being able to have trustworthy copies of your own health records is not a red or blue state issue,” echoes Anderson. “ It is an individual empowerment of your own health data. What we’re going to see over the next month is a growing number of red states recognizing and appreciating the importance of empowering their individual citizens in their states.”

    This Won’t Be The Last Pandemic

    Lastly, having a vaccine verification system in place prepares the U.S. for the next coronavirus variant as well as the INEVITABILITY OF A FUTURE PANDEMIC .

    Today the main threat to our health and economy remains the omicron variant, says Anderson. “But it’s going to be pi in a couple months, and it’s going to be the same situation. Yes, we’re going to get to an endemic phase of all of this, but that doesn’t change the need to continue to protect the citizens of a nation from highly transmissible and communicable diseases.”

    “Vaccination verification will be increasingly important at an international level,” Anderson says. “And so if we want to enable all of our citizens from every state to be able to participate in the safe travel across international boundaries and to participate in international commerce, it’d be important for our government officials from every state to enable this.”

    Where Else To Get A SMART Health Card

    Given the political landscape, Anderson recognizes that some states may never get on board. “We’re not going to have all 50 states leveraging this approach,” he says. “But the vast majority of the vaccinated individuals in the US – over 200 million of them – already have the ability right now to go and get one of these credentials.”

    That includes anyone vaccinated at any branch of Walmart, Sam’s Club, CVS, Duane Reade, Walgreens, Costco, Kroger, Rite-Aid or any of the dozens of other companies participating in the retail pharmacy program. To access an electronic version of your vaccination record, log into the online Covid portal of the brand where you got your shots.

    And whether your state is red or blue, your healthcare provider is increasingly likely to offer a digital vaccination record. More than 100 major health systems and hospital groups across the country now offer SMART Health Cards to patients. These include Kaiser Permanente, Tenet Health, Scripps Healthcare, Cerner and other healthcare heavy hitters. Big regional healthcare groups in the SMART consortium span the country, from Centra Health in Virginia to UCHealth in Colorado and from CoxHealth in Missouri to SoutheastHEALTH in Alabama and Georgia.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2022/02/24/national-vaccine-quietly-rolled-out/

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    Microsoft – Developer Tech Minutes: SMART Health Cards

    The SMART Health Cards framework is an open specification for an electronic version of a medical record.

    In this episode, learn about the technology behind SMART Health Cards and how they enable individuals to own and share their health records in a way that is cryptographically verified.

  11. Muslim Network – The sacrifices of Muslim Physicians

    Services of Muslims often do not get much recognition.
    American who led funding of vaccine development was a Muslim, Moncef Slaoui.
    The Turkish German husband and wife team who invented the first vaccine were Muslims, Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin.
    The professor Dr. Ali Mokdad whose difficult job is to project pandemic statistics is a Muslim.
    They are in the media.
    But hardly anyone mentioned their faith.

    But as soon as some criminal does something with a Muslim name, media rushes to mention his faith.
    They don’t mention that for Christian criminal.
    Not for Jewish criminals.
    But for sure the faith will be mentioned if the criminal is a Muslim.

    Here is a report which no media bothered to cover.
    Muslims are dying daily trying to save lives.
    Yes. Dying to save lives.

    In the United Kingdom over 50% of the doctors who died saving lives during the first wave of Covid-19 were Muslims.
    Here are the first four physicians who died..
    Here is Dr Habib Zaidi,
    This is Dr Adil El Tayar,
    His name is Mr Amged El-Hawrani,
    Dr Alfu Sa’adu also left the world saving lives.

    But these heroes are not celebrated.

    Instead of honoring their sacrifices, Muslim physicians are actually bullied.
    A report by Muslim doctors association in UK says that,
    Muslims are more likely to be harassed at work.
    They are more likely to face disciplinary sanctions at work.
    They are less likely to progress in their careers.

    While Muslim physicians serve day and night,
    They are under-represented in positions of leadershipIn the National Health Services known as NHS in the UK.

    Approximately 10% of the medical workforce is Muslim,
    but the proportion of Muslim doctors who have died is 50%.

  12. CBC – FIFTH ESTATE – How anger, faith and conspiracy theories fuelled the trucker convoy

    ( 42 min 44 )

    Our investigation reveals how months of planning drew convoys to Canada’s capital, leading to an unprecedented weeks-long occupation of some streets around Parliament Hill.

    It spawned spinoff protests across the country and around the world.

    The protests were ostensibly about a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truckers, but 90 per cent of Canadian truckers are vaccinated.

    The movement drew other actors with goals far beyond vaccine mandates and links to hate groups and white supremacists.

    Host Gillian Findlay talks to the early organizers of the Freedom Convoy, including Pat King.

    Organizers first attempted a protest like this back in 2019.

    We ask what they thought would happen and why police and politicians were both seemingly unaware and unable to maintain control.

      • The Fifth Estate – How anger, faith and conspiracy theories fuelled the trucker convoy

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    • Mark Carney who wants a one world government calls the trucker’s actions sedition. Carney, Freeland and Justine should all be charged with sedition or perhaps traitors.

      Mazin Abdul-Adhim, the Canadian leader of the terror group Hibz ut-Tahrir, living in London, Ontario wants to get rid of capitalism. Calls Canadian soldiers “war criminals”, says Muslims owe Canada nothing. What does Carney, Freeland, and Justine think of him, has he been charged with anything?

      The truckers are Canadian Patriots, heroes.

  13. Swine Flu 1976

    What have we learned since then and WHY are governments still allowed to continue pushing these tyrannical injections? What happened to people? We are supposed to be smarter.

    February 11, 2022 CDC VARES numbers That may be less than 1%

    Adverse Reactions 1,119,063 Deaths 23,990 Serious Injuries 192,517

    Feb18, 2022. 1,134,984 Deaths 24,402 serious injuries 196,203

    Eight year old boy, VARES ID # 2109625, from Mississippi, died 7 days after his 2nd Pfizer shot. he was found blue and lifeless.

    George Watts Jr. of NY, a 24 year old college student died October 27, 2021, 6 weeks after his 2nd Pfizer dose. George needed to have the vaccine to attend college. His first shot was in August and second shot in September. He felt sick, started getting puffy in his face and developed a cough. he was treated in the E R with antibiotics for a sinus infection, but his symptoms continued to worsen. he began coughing up blood, his feet and hands hurt, and he could not tolerate light. Watt’s father was going to take him back to the E R when he collapsed and died. His father said he had no previous health problems. His autopsy showed he died of Covid-19 vaccine-related myocarditis. Because he did not have any chest pain etc., he was not assigned a VARES number.

    Studies out of Germany and other countries are suggesting the death and vaccine injuries are much much higher than the CDC numbers that have been reported.

    IF the CDC numbers are less that one %
    Current vaccine adverse reactions would be 113,498’400
    Deaths 2,440,200
    Serious Injuries 19,620,300

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