Reader’s Links for October 17th, 2022

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68 Replies to “Reader’s Links for October 17th, 2022”

  1. A very interesting article from a gold analyst posits a balancing of gold reserves between Eurozone countries in preclusion to a monetary reset. This balancing also includes an equilibrium with extra-Eurozone countries as a requirement for a durable new system which will not function if gross imbalances exist. It also reveals, or reminds, of the aggressive American stance towards Europe in terms of economic dominance which we are hearing more rumors of vis-a-vis its motivations to keep Germany and Russia alienated from each other.

    • Origo: Ursula von der Leyen tanácsadói szerz?déssel kedvezhetett a fiának

      Origo: Ursula von der Leyen may have favored her son with a consulting contract

    • Origo: Ursula von der Leyen egész családja érintett lehet a korrupciógyanús ügyekben

      Origo: Ursula von der Leyen’s entire family may be involved in suspected corruption cases

      The corruption scandals surrounding Ursula von der Leyen’s family are coming to light one after the other, reports Origo.

      According to the portal, the husband of the president of the European Commission became the medical director of a healthcare company with close ties to Pfizer one month after the conclusion of EU vaccine contracts suspected of corruption.

      After the emergence of Heiko von der Leyen, millions of euros also started pouring into the company.

      In the EU vaccine procurement scandal, the European Court of Auditors recently ordered another investigation.

    • REBEL NEWS WHO supporters comment on Pfizer for not testing their COVID vaccine for transmission

      What do WHO supporters, and backers, think about the World Health Summit scheduling 60 events for the conference with many focused on handling future pandemics?

      Now that Pfizer has admitted to not testing their COVID vaccine for transmission before pumping it into the arms of millions if not billions of people, what are their opinions on the vaccine mandates?

    • europravda – World Health Summit: Gates Foundation commits extra €1.23 billion to eradicate polio worldwide

      The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it will commit €1.23 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide, at the 2022 World Health Summit in Berlin.

      • Bill Gates on the need for agricultural innovation

        17 oct. 2022 Innovation is going to be the key to fighting climate change and hunger in sub-Saharan Africa.

        Bill Gates talks about past innovations like drought-resistant maize, the current food crisis, and solutions for our future.

        Progress is possible, but not inevitable.

        A better world by 2030 is well within our reach — if we work together.

        ( 9 min 44 )

    • OCTOBER 17 2022 – RUMBLE VIDEO – Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Responds to EU Parliament, Claims Vaccine Offered Protection Until Omicron

      “There is no other vaccine in the world that has been tested so intensively.

      The vaccines continue to be very effective in real-world data and in the lab. The first variant that was able to significantly escape the protection of the original vaccine was Omicron.”

      ( 4 min 05 )

      OCTOBER 17 2022 – USA TODAY – Pfizer CEO Talks Contracting COVID Twice, Importance Of Boosters

      ( 3 min 09 )

    • OCTOBER 17 2022 – YAHOO FINANCE – Pfizer CEO on COVID booster uptake: ‘Complacency will get in the way’

      ( 2 min 26 )

    • Covid Vaccine ‘Increase in Infertility/Miscarriage/Cancer’

      16 oct. 2022 Kimberly Biss, MD an OB/Gyn explains in her hospital she is seeing a huge rise in infertility and miscarriages as well as a 25% increase in irregular cervical cancer screening

    • (Richard: Not just China.)

      What Is Russia Planning To Do Next In Ukraine?
      By Larry Johnson
      Published October 17, 2022 at 7:00am

      In the face of Western reports that Russia is on its heels and retreating, the facts on the ground tell a different story. For starters, Russian allies with embassies still operating in Kiev are shutting down and ordering their personnel to leave Ukraine. This includes China, Tajikistan, Krygyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkenistan,Serbia, Belarus, India and Egypt. Note that these embassies have remained open during the last seven months of the war with Russia. The decisions to cutback or cease operations is one indicator that these countries expect a major escalation in the war on the part of Russia in the near future.

      Another piece of evidence that implies Russia is beefing up for a new offensive comes via Belarus. Russia is moving a large number of trucks, armored personnel carriers and tanks to Belarus. Take a look at these two videos.

      • – Allied EU countries are losing financially big time. Also, USA’s Yellen is urging them to give financial aid in cash money to Zelensky. –

        ” Despite the diplomat’s assurances, last week, Politico reported that the European Peace Facility, a €1.5 billion fund meant to assist EU countries in replacing weapons sent to Kiev, was unable to satisfy more than half the requests that it received.

        ” According to the report, this angered Poland, which is one of Ukraine’s main backers in terms of weapons deliveries, with Warsaw presenting a bill for €1.8 billion ($1.75 billion). Poland later backed down, agreeing to 46% compensation, the outlet said. ”


        “Meanwhile, the US and Ukraine have both been pressing the EU to do more to support Kiev financially – and in a more expedient manner. Last week, in an apparent reference to Brussels, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged international donors “to keep stepping up” their aid efforts, stressing that assistance should go in direct cash payments rather than in loans.

        More here:

      • Did you know that Ukrainian troops have had no time off since this war began? Normally, troops are relieved for a week or two and spend time with their families. Not the Ukrainian troops. Reports are they are demoralized. Russia is rotating its troops to give them relief.

          • Imagine how they must feel as they retreat from areas they had gained control over. Demoralized, sums it up.

            Turkey will be providing gas to Western Europe. And the USA, well, shipments have greatly diminished.

            Turkey mixes its gas from different sources such as Russia and Qatar. So, Russia bypassed the sanctions, the gas will be more expensive, and Islamist Erdogan controls their gas supply.

    • The movement may be a bluff to get the Ukrainians to move part of their army. This would make it easier for Russia to retake the land they pulled back from. Or it may signal the opening of a new front in the war.

      Either way the war looks to be heating up.

    • I follow a YouTuber, a fantastic guy, Alexander Mercouris.

      A few days ago, he said on The Duran that this war is a copy of the 1860 American Civil War as the Russians are following the same strategies. And, from what I see, he is correct.

      • I haven’t been following it close enough to say. Some of the actions do resemble the Civil War but I can’t say how many.

    • Foreign ministry tells Italians to leave Ukraine

      Recommends leaving, trips to Ukraine banned amid Russia attacks

      ROME, OCT 17 – The Italian foreign ministry on Monday told Italians to leave Ukraine amid Russian cruise missile and drone attacks in Kyiv and across the country.
      In a tweet, the Farnesina said it “strongly recommends that co-nationals still present in Ukraine should leave the country.
      “Travel to Ukraine in any form is absolutely forbidden.
      The tweet was carried by the Italian embassy in Ukraine following a string of “armed attacks in Kyiv and on Ukraine’s territory”.


      the telegraph – Invasion fears mount as Russia sends 9,000 troops to Belarus border

      Troop build-up has led many to speculate Kremlin will attempt a new push at Ukrainian capital as embassies begin to shut

      Russia will deploy 9,000 soldiers to Belarus, the Belarusian ministry of defence has said, as Kremlin allies began to close embassies in Kiev because of the risk of a ground assault.

      Although Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian president, has insisted that Russian and Belarusian forces are deploying in his country on a purely defensive operation, Western analysts have said that may be a ruse to prepare for an attack on the Ukrainian capital.

      Others speculated that the movements could be a feint to distract Ukrainian troops from the active front lines in the east and south.

      “It’s difficult to know if this is just an ‘army in being’ to tie up Ukrainian defenders that could be used in the south and east or something more serious,” a Kiev-based security source told the Telegraph. “Lots of embassies are leaving.”

      China has told its citizens to leave Ukraine because of the security threat and some countries, such as Serbia, have closed their embassies entirely. On Tuesday, the day after the heaviest missile strike on Kyiv since the start of the war, Lithuania’s embassy denied that Western diplomats planned to leave Kyiv.

      The Belarusian border is 140 miles from Kyiv and was the startline for the main Russian invasion force on Feb 24. Within a month this force had been pushed back through Belarus.

      With the momentum of the war firmly behind Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is under pressure to take risks to shift its trajectory.

      Mr Lukashenko is his most loyal ally but has stayed away from sending his ground forces to fight. Analysts have said, though, that he may not be able to refuse an order from Mr Putin to commit his 50,000 regular soldiers and up to 250,000 reservists.

      The first Russian soldiers to deploy to Belarus since March arrived on Friday evening. It also emerged on Sunday that Iran will sell missiles to Russia to use in its war in Ukraine, triggering calls from Israeli officials to start arming Kiev.

      Russia has already deployed Iranian Shahed-136 drones in Ukraine and the new missiles will boost its depleted arsenal after eight months of war.

      The Washington Post quoted the two intelligence officers as saying that Iran will send more drones as well as Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar missiles to Russia.

      These are ballistic missiles with a range of around 200 miles and 400 miles, respectively, that are fired from vehicles. They are not a substitute for the high-precision cruise missiles that the British Ministry of Defence said Russia was running out of.

      “Russia’s defence industry is probably incapable of producing advanced munitions at the rate they are being expended,” it said.

      Russian forces fired 80 cruise missiles at cities in Ukraine on Monday, in retaliation for an attack on the bridge that connects Crimea to the Russian mainland.

      Iran is the only country outside the former Soviet Union that Mr Putin has flown to since he ordered an invasion of Ukraine in February. In July, he travelled to Tehran to meet with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian Supreme Leader.

      Analysts have said that intensifying relations between Moscow and Tehran are creating a new “axis of evil”.

      Intelligence that Iran will accelerate its arms supplies to Russia triggered a reaction from arch-foe Israel. Israeli officials told the media that they may start sending weapons to Ukraine, a move that spreads the war.

      “There is no longer any doubt where Israel should stand in this bloody conflict,” said Nachman Shai, the Israeli diaspora minister. “The time has come for Ukraine to receive military aid.” The Israeli government has criticised the Kremlin, straining traditionally close ties.

      Separately, Russia’s defence ministry said it was continuing air strikes on military and energy targets in Ukraine, using long-range precision-guided weapons.

      “The goals of the attacks have been reached. All the assigned targets have been neutralised,” the ministry said.

      Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure to spread fear.

      • Russia has a stockpile of those drone missiles, a lot of them, and others are in production. They fly at low altitudes and strike the target. No country has such missiles, is what I’m reading. IMO, that is what will win the war for Russia.

        This war is fascinating.

    • CNN – Ex-CIA official weighs in on Russia’s upcoming nuclear exercises

      The Pentagon and the US intelligence community are watching for any unexpected or unusual movements of Moscow’s nuclear weapons during Russia’s exercise, which is expected to take place before the end of the month, according to several US officials.

    • the telegraph – Girl, 12, found dead in suitcase believed to have been raped and tortured
      Homeless woman and man charged after body of Lola Daviet found in Paris

      French police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 12-year-old girl was found in a suitcase outside her home in Paris.

      The victim, Lola Daviet, is believed to have been raped and tortured before being killed.

      Two suspects, a homeless Algerian woman, 24, known only as Dabhbia B, and a man, 43, were charged at the French capital on Monday. Two other people, including the suspect’s sister, were reportedly questioned earlier by police but not remanded in custody.

      In all, six people were detained for questioning but only two now face charges and the prosecutor has requested they be remanded in custody. The 43-year-old man under arrest is suspected of housing the prime suspect and driving her around.

      Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, visited local educational staff. Pap Ndiaye, the French education minister, observed a minute’s silence with Lola’s classmates.

      Francois Dagnaud, the mayor of Paris’s 19th arrondissement where Lola lived, went to the local Georges-Brassens secondary school and said: “This is a terrible ordeal for this school, this community and the entire neighbourhood.

      “What’s important is that the prime suspect has been apparently been arrested and that there is no psychopath wandering the streets of our district, which is otherwise perfectly calm.”

      The macabre crime has shocked residents of the working-class district of Paris near the Buttes-Chaumont Park, a well-known public garden with a lake and waterfall.

      The victim was a promising young gymnast who had been selected in May to compete in national championships in her age category.

      On Sunday, local residents laid flowers outside her apartment building, along with messages of condolence.

      Psychological counsellors were on hand to support traumatised classmates at her secondary school.

      An official investigation opened at the weekend for “rape of a minor committed with acts of torture and barbarism” and for “the concealing of a corpse”.

      The principal suspect was arrested on Saturday while out with her 21-year-old sister.

      On Friday afternoon, Lola’s father reported her disappearance after she failed to return from school, a short distance from her home.

      After informing the police, he was reportedly the first to view CCTV images showing that she had left school with an unknown woman, who was later seen by local people pushing a large plastic suitcase with some difficulty.

      Body covered in ‘inscriptions’
      The trunk was left inside the courtyard of the apartment block where the girl lived and where her parents were the caretakers, at the 19th arrondissement in north-east Paris.

      The body had been tied up and was discovered by a homeless man later that evening. An autopsy carried out on Saturday found wounds to the throat and multiple stab wounds to the body; the public prosecutor’s office reported that the girl had been asphyxiated.

      According to Le Monde, the body was also covered in “inscriptions”.

      Police said that there was no apparent motive for the murder. The main suspect is reported to have been unemployed, living on the streets and suffering “psychiatric problems”.
      VIDEO – French BFMTV
      Meurtre de Lola: l’avocat de la principale suspecte en direct sur BFMTV

      ( 16 min )


      Eva Vlaardingerbroek says young girls are being ‘sacrificed on the altar of mass migration’

  2. BREAKING: DOJ Recommending Steve Bannon Be Sentenced to Six Months in Prison
    By Cassandra Fairbanks
    Published October 17, 2022 at 8:12am
    The Department of Justice is recommending that former Trump advisor and War Room host Steve Bannon be sentenced to six months in prison and a $200,000 fine for defying the January 6 Committee.
    Bannon was convicted of contempt of Congress in July for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the committee.

    (Richard: They want to silence him before the election.)

  3. The Gateway Pundit has obtained leaked documents that the Biden regime has prepared a comprehensive, confidential plan for compensation and resettlement for undocumented Afghan refugees affected by the drone strike on August 29, 2021, including cash assistance for up to 60 months, Medicaid, and free education.

    The Pentagon admitted they bombed the wrong vehicle and killed an Afghan family instead of ISIS-K terrorists in Kabul last year.

  4. The Department of Justice is recommending that former Trump advisor and War Room host Steve Bannon be sentenced to six months in prison and a $200,000 fine for defying the January 6 Committee. Bannon was convicted of contempt of Congress in July for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the committee. In the recommendation,…

  5. True The Vote Responds to RINO AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Referral to the FBI-IRS – And a Veiled Shot at FOX News
    By Brian Lupo
    Published October 17, 2022 at 9:02am

    Yesterday, the Gateway Pundit’s Jordan Conradson reported on TrueTheVote being referred to the FBI by the RINO Attorney General and once US Senate hopeful Mark “nunchucks” Brnovich.

    In his letter, Brnovich stated he is “providing the referenced information…for review and potential further action as it relates to potential violations of the Internal Revenue Code by True The Vote.”

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  6. The FDA will make its case this week to do something it hasn’t in over a decade — order a drug it expedited to the market to be pulled.

    A panel of independent expert advisers on obstetric and reproductive drugs will meet starting Monday to decide whether to recommend that Makena, an injection marketed as lowering the risk of preterm birth, remain available for at least some patients.

    The years-long effort to yank the drug’s approval offers a case study of the agency’s accelerated approval program, which green-lit Makena in 2011. The program, which increasingly includes pricey and sometimes controversial drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, allows drug makers to sell products before trials confirming their clinical benefit are complete. But when treatments turn out to be ineffective, it can take a long time to pull them off the market, to the frustration of FDA officials.

  7. A North Carolina man who reported for jury duty this week found himself in jail for 24 hours after he refused to wear a mask in court, despite there being no local mask mandates in place.

    “I never thought I would show up to jury duty and end up behind bars,” Gregory Hahn told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight.

    Hahn told WRAL there were signs in the courthouse saying no masks were required and that he and 98 other jury candidates “all walked in.”

    Harnett County court judge Charles Gilchrist is the only one within the courthouse that requires a mask, clerk of superior court Renee Whittenton told the local outlet.

    “You can go in any district courtroom without a mask, you can come into superior clerk court without a mask and the [district attorney’s] office without a mask, but with Judge Gilchrist he has a mandate that you must wear a mask,” Whittenton said.

  8. Barack Obama has said repeatedly that his association with ’60s radical Bill Ayers, a “radical, leftist, small-‘c’ communist,” as he recently described himself, and one of the founders of the Weather Underground, an anti-war group during the Vietnam period, was entirely in passing. Ayers was just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” said Obama, and “not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis.”

    But recently, Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, spent a few days at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago, going through the papers of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which Ayers and Obama were involved in. He says that the Ayers/Obama relation runs more deeply than previously reported. The documents in the CAC archives make clear that Ayers and Obama were partners at the CAC, he writes in The Wall Street Journal.

    Barack Obama’s first run for the Illinois state Senate was launched at a famous fundraiser and kickoff for the campaign at a 1995 gathering at the house of Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, says Kurtz.

  9. europravda – EU countries agree to train Ukrainian soldiers as part of new mission

    The idea for the EU Military Assistance Mission was first floated by the bloc’s High Representative Josep Borrell in a non-paper released in August following a request from Ukraine.

  10. A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester was pulled into Chinese consulate grounds in Manchester on Sunday and beaten up.

    Unidentified men came out of the consulate and forced a man inside the compound before he escaped with the help of police and other demonstrators.

    The protester told the BBC: “They dragged me inside, they beat me up.”

    The UK government called the reports “extremely concerning”. The consulate says protesters displayed an insulting portrait of China’s president.

    The Foreign Office said it was urgently seeking clarity on the incident. Greater Manchester Police has launched an investigation.

    Speaking after the incident, the protester, called Bob, told BBC Chinese that “mainlanders” – people from mainland China, as opposed to Hong Kong – had come out of the consulate and destroyed their posters.

  11. Concealed Crime: The Perfect Poison – Vaccine-Induced Murder… 5 Months Later
    “If you’re causing chronic inflammation in the vessels, you’re causing a chronic disease that eventually can lead to failure.”

    The Vigilant Fox
    14 hr ago
    When do the cells stop making spike protein? “The answer is no one knows because no one’s done the study,” said board-certified clinical and anatomic pathologist Ryan Cole as he was being interviewed by Steve Kirsch.

    But we do know that a study by Dr. Bansal in the Journal of Immunology showed circulating spike in exosomes up to four months after inoculation. Therefore, one would presume that the sequence is still present and making that spike.

    But how can we be sure it’s because of the shot?
    Well, the COVID injection only makes antibodies to spike, whereas the natural infection produces antibodies to both spike and the nucleocapsid. So when you find spike without the presence of the nucleocapsid in weird places like the brain and the heart, you can safely assume it’s because of the jab.

  12. DAILY MAIL – Boston University CREATES a new Covid strain that has an 80% kill rate — echoing dangerous experiments feared to have started pandemic

    Researchers added Omicron’s spike protein to the original Wuhan Covid strain

    Omicron’s spike is highly mutated which made it the most infectious variant ever

    Eight in 10 mice infected with the lab-created strain died at Boston University lab

    US researchers have developed a new lethal Covid strain in a laboratory – echoing the type of experiments many fear started the pandemic.

    The mutant variant — which is a hybrid of Omicron and the original Wuhan virus — killed 80 percent of mice infected with it at Boston University.

    When a similar group of rodents were exposed to the standard Omicron strain, however, they all survived and only experienced ‘mild’ symptoms.

    The scientists also infected human cells with the hybrid variant and found it was five times more infectious than Omicron.

    This suggests the man-made virus might be the most contagious form yet.

    It will no doubt surprise many Americans that such experiments continue to go on in the US despite concerns similar studies may have led to the global Covid outbreak.

    Covid first began spreading from a wet market in Wuhan, China, about eight miles from a similar high-security virology laboratory that manipulated bat coronaviruses.

    So-called gain-of-function research involved tinkering with viruses to make them more lethal or infectious – with the hopes of getting ahead of a future outbreak.

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  13. We need to find a hidden place like Galt’s Gulch. Shocked to see people in Clown World, at the grocery store masking up AGAIN. Justine’s WEF people are winning.

  14. Disney Park Charges Unvaccinated Guests More, Offers Discount to Vaccinated Guests to Boost Vaccinations
    By Jim Hoft
    Published October 17, 2022 at 3:50pm
    As part of an effort to increase vaccination rates in the Land of the Rising Sun, Tokyo Disney Park is providing a special discount on theme park admission to guests who have received their COVID vaccinations.

    The woke company now offers a “discount” for guests, both international and domestic, who can prove they are “fully boosted and vaccinated.”

  15. I’ve Never Passed Out in My Life” – Race Car Driver Trevor Bayne Faints During Live Interview After Xfinity Las Vegas Race
    By Jim Hoft
    Published October 17, 2022 at 2:26pm
    Race car driver Trevor Bayne passed out during an interview following the Xfinity race in Las Vegas on Saturday and later described the incident as the “weirdest experience.”

    Medical personnel who attended Bayne assured him that his fainting following Saturday’s race was not unusual, despite the fact that he had never experienced anything like it before.

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    • We live in Clown World where it is now considered normal for small children to have heart attacks and strokes, people going blind, dropping dead (SADS) La La La La La

  16. Targeted killings of cops increase, due to media distortions
    By Hans Bader October 17, 2022

    At Hot Air, Jazz Shaw notes that targeted killings of police are rising, as a result of growing hostility to the police. At least 11 cops were shot in just the past week. The hostility to the police is fanned by the progressive media, which falsely depicts the police as hunting innocent black people.

  17. Europe shutting down its largest gas field, which could replace Russian gas and provide essential energy supplies
    By LU Staff October 16, 2022

    Europe faces a critical shortage of energy this winter. It has a big gas field that could replace much of the natural gas supply it lost due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But it won’t use that rich gas field and is shutting it down. Instead, Europe is burning more coal — including dirty lignite coal — and even that won’t be enough to fill unmet needs, due to supply bottlenecks. Coal generates much more pollution than natural gas.

    The sprawling Groningen field, beneath the windmill-dotted marshlands of the Netherlands, is Europe’s largest natural gas reserve. It holds enough fuel to replace what Germany once imported from Russia, reported Bloomberg News.

    But instead of supporting Europe, as a brutal winter approaches, the field is being shut down, merely because of tremors similar to the tremors that fracking for natural gas produces all the time in

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