Reader’s Links for January 15th, 2023

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  1. SHOCKING VIDEO: Man weilding medieval weapon faces off with Brussels police!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHGp85d2vec
    A suspect wielding a club studded with nails was arrested following a tense standoff with police in Belgium this week, according to reports.
    The wild incident unfolded at around noon on Thursday in Brussels, the de facto capital of the European Union.
    Officers encountered the male suspect during a patrol in Matongewijk, a neighborhood known as the “African quarter” of the city.
    The man was behaving erratically and refused orders to drop a “homemade bat with nails tied around it,” Bruzz reports.
    Footage of the chaotic scene was shared on social media by multiple prominent officials in the nationalist-populist Vlaams Belang party.
    “Hallucinatory images from yesterday from the Matongewijk in Brussel. We see the so-called ‘enrichment’ of the multicultural society in action…” wrote Belgian MP Tom Van Grieken.
    “Could it be that the ‘rising right-wing extremism among young people’ reported today stems from the immigration hell that politicians have created?” asked Flemish MP Sam van Rooy. “To the malicious: this is an analytical question, not an excuse!”
    The busy thoroughfare of Waversesteenweg was temporarily closed in the vicinity of the disturbance while a large contingent of armed officers squared off with the suspect.
    After he was bombarded with pepper spray, bystanders managed to knock the weapon out of his hand and he was subsequently apprehended.
    No injuries were reported following the melee.
    “The more generous a country is with its social security and the more it opens its borders, the more violence is imported,” MP van Rooy told Infowars Europe. “Brussels has become a hellhole after decades of mass immigration and soft policies towards so called diversity and Islam.”
    “In Belgium, terrorists, criminals, and street thugs are hardly punished.”

    • Remember Ursula von der Leyen was the German Defense Minister that said, “Don’t equate refugees with terrorism”.

      What is she doing today? What appointment did she get in 2019?

      Event 201 took place on October 18, 2019.

      Kary Mullis, the brilliant man who invented the PCR test (that was NEVER to be used to diagnose a disease in human beings) died in October of 2019.

      There will be over 2,700 invited guests from governments, businesses and the “civil society”, flying into Davos to attend and promote onward-looking solutions through public – private cooperation.

      5 topics this year:
      1. Energy and food crisis in the context of a new system for energy, climate and nature.

      2. High inflation

      3. Industry headwinds in the context of a new system for work, skills and care.

      4. Social vulnerabilities in the context of a new system for work, skills and care.

      5.Geopolitical risks in the context of a new system for dialogue and cooperation in a multipolar world.

      Introducing alternative sources of protein to reduce meat consumption. Source 100% renewable electricity, reducing or eliminating the use of materials that cannot be recycled or easily reused and increasing the availability of electric vehicles.

      So over 2,700 “elites”, flying in on private planes, leaving an enormous carbon footprint, will be spending their days discussing what you should be allowed to eat, what you can wear, where you can live, what you must be allowed to think ( Yuval Noah Harari ), and what you can drink.

      Will the Godless leaders allow you to practice a religion?

      This all seems so confusing to me. Why would billions of people worldwide allow just over 2,700 “elites” to control their lives? Has it occurred to politicians that are aiding and abetting this CRIME toward communism, that maybe, just maybe this has been tried before?

      I remember in grade 8, I got 100 in science. I highly doubt a lot of politicians today could pass the same examine. TREES NEED CARBON TO SURVIVE a long with all plant life.

      Zheir plan is diabolical.

  2. SHOCK VIDEO: Man Forced Into Car Trunk During Brutal Kidnapping in France
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuC2kr56xPQ
    A male victim was stuffed into the trunk of a car by a group of suspects during a brutal kidnapping in France this week, according to reports.
    The horrifying incident unfolded at around 8:45 a.m. on Sunday morning in Villeparisis, a commune in the suburbs of Paris.
    A young man was beaten and abducted in the street in broad daylight by four suspects, at least one of whom was carrying a gun.
    Chilling footage of the kidnapping was taken by a witness and shared with French media.
    The victim can be seen battling his assailants as they kick and punch him while trying to force him into a Renault Clio.
    One suspect can be seen pointing a shotgun at the victim’s head during the melee.
    After a vicious beating lasting approximately two minutes, the suspects managed to close the trunk with the victim inside, pile into the car, and speed away.
    “He struggled as best he could and received severe beatings according to testimonies,” a source told Actu 17.
    “The perpetrators quickly left the scene towards the A104.”
    The motive for the abduction remained unclear and no apprehensions had been made as of Sunday afternoon.

  3. If we told people pre-pandemic all that we now know, we’d be called crazy. In fact we still are. If someone told you what was coming on another front, but with a great deal more information to back it up, would you believe him? 28 min.

    https://youtu.be/1eUhVs7YJ7Y

  4. Joe Biden and the CIA Worked to Install Current Communist Regime in Brazil – This Was All Planned
    By Jim Hoft
    Published January 15, 2023 at 8:00am
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    As The Gateway Pundit reported on Saturday – The US began deporting Brazilian opposition leaders back to Brazil this week and the Lula Gulags. This is taking place at the same time that as evidence was presented that the January 8 riots in Brazilia were staged.

    US journalist Glenn Greenwald is now complaining about the Communist takeover he helped support and enable. Greenwald was an outspoken critic of President Jair Bolsonaro the past several years. He got what he asked for — criminal Lula is back in charge, the communists are fully in charge and the iron boot of Marxism is taking control of Brazil.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/joe-biden-cia-worked-install-current-communist-dictatorship-brazil-deporting-brazilian-exiles-back-lula-regime/

    • CBC – Bolsonaro, Trump and the Brazil riots | The Breakdown

      On Jan. 8, supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brazil’s Congress, protesting his election loss.

      Brazilian Report editor-in-chief Gustavo Ribeiro and Poder360 senior editor Guilherme Waltenberg break down what happened and what role the former Brazilian president played.

    • twitter thread @DrAseemMalhotra

      World eminent Cardiologist Prof.Abdullah Alabdulgader calls for suspension of mRNA jab because of cardiac harm concerns

      *President of The international congress for advanced cardiac sciences
      *Founder of Prince Sultan Cardiac Center/Saudi Arabia

      This is huge

      + 1 min 30 video

      https://twitter.com/DrAseemMalhotra/status/1614555917437075456
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      twitter @derekamann1

      World eminent cardiologists don’t write science papers with sentences like this “The coherence and the delicate organization of the universe is long lasting conceptual direction that affects the applied sciences and points to gigantic governor who master all things at all times”

      https://twitter.com/derekamann1/status/1614562734116425728

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      twitter @healthbyjames

      BREAKING — CDC and FDA find no link between Pfizer’s COVID booster and stroke after concluding extensive investigation.

      https://twitter.com/healthbyjames/status/1614420287348477963
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      • ** BBC Presenter Jennie Gow Suffers ‘Serious Stroke’ at 45 **

        45-year-old BBC presenter Jennie Gow has revealed that she has suffered a “serious stroke” that has left her struggling to speak and even write.

        Gow, who presents Formula One racing for the British public broadcaster and also appears regularly on Netflix series Drive To Survive, disclosed her medical woes in identical social media posts shared on Mark Zuckerberg’s Instagram and Elon Musk’s Twitter.

        “My husband is helping me type this, as I’m finding it hard to write and my speech is most affected,” she continued, adding that she was “desperate to make a full recovery and return to work, but it might take some time.”

        https://t.co/C7YeArZ6ux

    • zero hedge – They Promised “Safe And Effective”; We Got “Sudden And Unexpected”

      […]Question #1) How many people do you know who died of COVID?
      I first started hearing rumblings of a new Coronavirus emerging out of China in January 2020 (although it looks now like COVID was already circulating throughout the world by mid-2019).

      When I got wind of it, I was emailing friends and colleagues to get N95 masks and to stock up on groceries and medications. It looked bad. By February I was probably one of the first people seen around town wearing an N95 mask. In March I started running a spreadsheet using R0, fatality rates and case-doubling times that were coming out of the CDC, the WHO, and shrieking hysterics like Eric Feigl-Ding:
      […]

      […]Question #2) How many people do you know who died “suddenly and unexpectedly” over the last 18 months?
      Recall how I was expecting to be hearing at least once a week about relatives, acquaintances and colleagues that had died from COVID, but instead didn’t hear anything.

      However, when it comes to relatives, friends and acquaintances who have suddenly and unexpectedly dropped dead of a heart attack or some other unanticipated medical event, over the last year to 18 months or so… well that’s a different story.
      […]

      […]When will the corporate media face the music?
      In the curious case of the corporate media we have an inversion of sorts which points at a type of hyper-normality in the world (the prevailing official narrative is so absurd and obviously untrue that it takes an act of intentional neurosis to believe it).

      I remember when COVID hit, here in Canada there was this one video clip of a body being taken out of a house as announcers breathlessly hyperventilated about the spread of the virus. It was the same video clip and it was reused for weeks, months even.[…]

      […]

      MORE :

      https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/they-promised-safe-and-effective-we-got-sudden-and-unexpected

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      zero hedge -Doctor Calls For Withdrawal Of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Following New Research

      An American doctor is joining the calls for the withdrawal of the messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines, pointing to new research that highlights a connection between the shots and adverse events.

      Dr. Joseph Fraiman, a doctor based in Louisiana who also conducts research on COVID-19 and other health issues, says it’s time to halt the administration of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines until new clinical trials prove the benefits from the vaccines outweigh the harms.

      The new research, including a reanalysis of the trials for the vaccines, raise concerns about whether the benefits from the vaccines outweigh the harms, according to the doctor.

      “I don’t see how anyone couldn’t be certain that the benefits are outweighing the harms on a population level, or even in the high-risk groups. I don’t see the evidence to support that claim,” Fraiman told The Epoch Times[…]

      more:

      https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/doctor-calls-withdrawal-pfizer-moderna-covid-19-vaccines-following-new-research

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      zero hedge – COVID-Narrative Dissenters File Lawsuit Against Legacy Media Over Coordinated Censorship

      A coalition of outspoken critics and skeptics of the mainstream narratives on COVID-19 has brought an antitrust lawsuit against some of the world’s largest news organizations, accusing them of working in collaboration to suppress dissenting voices surrounding the pandemic.

      The lawsuit (pdf), filed on Tuesday in a federal court in Texas, targets The Washington Post, the British Broadcasting Corp (BBC), The Associated Press (AP), and Reuters—all of which are members of the “Trusted News Initiative (TNI),” a self-described “industry partnership” formed in 2020 among legacy media giants and big tech companies.

      “By their own admission, members of the TNI have agreed to work together, and have in fact worked together, to exclude from the world’s dominant internet platforms rival news publishers who engage in reporting that challenges and competes with TNI members’ reporting on certain issues relating to COVID-19 and U.S. politics,” the complaint reads.

      Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a critic of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination policies, led the lawsuit. He is joined by Creative Destruction Media, Trial Site News, Truth About Vaccines founders Ty and Charlene Bollinger, independent journalist Ben Swann, Health Nut News publisher Erin Elizabeth Finn, Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft, Dr. Joseph Mercola, and Ben Tapper, a chiropractor.[…]

      more :

      https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/covid-narrative-dissenters-file-lawsuit-against-legacy-media-over-coordinated-censorship

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      JAN 14 2023 – CDC and FDA review possible link between Pfizer booster and strokes

      Health officials are reassuring older Americans that the latest COVID-19 booster is safe…

      • My favorite cousin had a minor stroke in November. She didn’t tell me till now.
        Her husband took her to the ER immediately, says no residual symptoms.

    • News Nation Medical episodes give rise to false COVID vaccine claims

      When a young reporter appeared to suffer a medical episode live on television, anti-vaxxers blamed the COVID-19 vaccine.

      It’s happening a lot when any high-profile, seemingly healthy person suffers a medical episode or dies.

      Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, says these types of false claims have “major implications” for public health because it can lead the public to make incorrect assumptions, only resulting in more illness.

      The CDC notes that myocarditis and pericarditis have rarely been reported after a vaccination is administered.

    • Yahoo News – People are blaming COVID vaccines for sudden deaths and more. Here’s why experts say it’s harmful.

      There’s a disturbing pattern that has emerged over the past few years: Whenever a public figure dies or has a major health problem, some people blame it on the COVID-19 vaccine. Case in point: Google searches for “Damar Hamlin COVID vaccine” skyrocketed after the Buffalo Bills player collapsed on the football field last week. So did searches for Bob Saget and the vaccine, and Betty White and the COVID-19 vaccine after their respective deaths.

      Data even show that there is a solid group of people who mistakenly believe that the COVID-19 vaccine — which doctors and major health organizations have repeatedly stressed is safe — is responsible for a sizable number of deaths. In fact, one recent survey found that 1 in 4 Americans believe that someone they know died from the COVID-19 vaccine.

      Unfortunately, experts don’t think this phenomenon is likely to go away. “The vaccine has become a scapegoat for a range of things,” Thea Gallagher, a clinical assistant professor of psychology at New York University Langone Health and co-host of the Mind in View podcast, tells Yahoo Life. But what’s behind this fear, and why does it keep coming up? Here’s the deal.

      Why do some people immediately blame COVID vaccines after a serious health problem or death?

      There are a lot of layers to it, Gallagher says. “When something tragic happens, we want to understand and make meaning of it,” she says. “It’s very hard for us to tolerate uncertainty and knowing that this could potentially happen to us.” In these situations, she says, “People try to look for someone or something to blame.” The COVID-19 vaccine has become a lightning rod for these situations because it’s newer, she explains.

      People have also had “strong opinions on vaccines” in general for years, Hillary Ammon, a clinical psychologist at the Center for Anxiety & Women’s Emotional Wellness, tells Yahoo Life. “While most vaccines have been tested in clinical trials and are considered safe for the general public, there’s an uncertainty about taking vaccines, and always some risks, in addition to the benefits of vaccines,” she says.

      “Generally, uncertainty can be uncomfortable.” Dr. Thomas Russo, chief of infectious diseases at the University at Buffalo in New York, tells Yahoo Life that “there is always a group of people out there that is anti-vaccine and anti-science — they will always want to blame medical issues on the vaccine.”

      The newness of the COVID vaccine makes it easy to blame, Ammon says, and this is reinforced when some public figures make false claims that the vaccine is harmful.

      Finally, people like to be right. “Some people have a belief that these vaccines can lead to other health issues, whether that be true or a theory,” Ammon says. “Therefore, before they might have actual evidence, they may try and tie any illness or death that hits the headlines to the COVID vaccines. It fits their narrative and makes their beliefs true: ‘I had this worry, and look, I was right!'” This, she says, is a phenomenon known as “confirmation bias,” when people interpret information in order to conform with their beliefs, while ignoring facts that do not support their beliefs.

      Why are some people more afraid of the vaccine than they are of COVID?

      Data have repeatedly shown that COVID-19 is more dangerous and deadly than any potential side effects of taking the COVID-19 vaccines. In fact, research has found that the risk of developing myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle that has been linked with the COVID-19 vaccine in rare cases, is significantly higher in the aftermath of a COVID-19 infection than after getting the vaccine. (One analysis published in the journal Circulation showed that people infected with COVID-19 who hadn’t been vaccinated were 11 times more at risk for developing myocarditis within 28 days of testing positive for the virus — and the risk was cut in half if a person was infected after receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.)

      However, Ammon points out that the vaccine development process “may have felt rushed for some people,” noting that the vaccine rollout was “a bit bumpy.” She adds, “That made people not only question the reliability of government officials and government agencies, but also question if they could truly trust science.”

      Making matters worse is that people have been bombarded with COVID vaccine misinformation — and that can influence thinking, Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert and a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, tells Yahoo Life. “People have an irrational bias against these vaccines and have swallowed so much misinformation that they pounce on events like this to attack the vaccine,” he says. Russo agrees. “If you see something enough, you start to believe it after a while,” he says.

      What are the more common risks with COVID vaccines?

      No vaccine is risk-free, and there are some risks and side effects associated with getting the COVID vaccine. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, severe reactions to the vaccines are rare.

      While myocarditis has gotten the most attention, it actually occurs extremely rarely. That same Circulation study found that people under 40 who received the Pfizer vaccine had up to three extra cases of myocarditis per 1 million women vaccinated (compared to 51 extra cases in those who got the virus before vaccination). Men under 40 who received the Pfizer vaccine had an estimated four extra cases of myocarditis associated with the first dose of the vaccine (compared to 16 additional myocarditis cases per million for unvaccinated men in the same age group).

      “The benefit greatly favors the vaccine,” Russo says. As a whole, he says you’re more likely to experience the following potential, temporary side effects from the vaccine, if you have any at all:

      Pain, redness and swelling in the arm where you got the shot

      Tiredness

      Headache

      Muscle pain

      Chills

      Fever

      Nausea

      Keep this in mind, says Russo: Symptoms are a reaction to the vaccine as your body generates an immune response.

      Why is misinformation about COVID vaccines and sudden death harmful?

      Misinformation linking COVID vaccines and sudden death is rampant online, and experts say it’s harmful. “This type of misinformation turns people away from an incalculably valuable tool in the fight against COVID,” Adalja says.

      Russo explains that “COVID is a lethal disease and our best protection against COVID is vaccination,” adding: “It protects you and indirectly protects others that may be more vulnerable.”

      Misinformation can ultimately lower the number of people who get the vaccine and thereby increase deaths, Russo says.

      If you have questions about COVID vaccines, Russo recommends talking to your primary care physician, who should be able to answer them.

      https://ph.news.yahoo.com/covid-vaccines-sudden-death-231015854.html

    • PBS – Grant Wahl’s wife fights vaccine misinformation in the wake of her husband’s death

      When sports journalist Grant Wahl died of an aortic aneurysm while covering the World Cup in Qatar, a flood of misinformation took over social media, with anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists falsely claiming the COVID vaccine was to blame.
      Wahl’s wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, is an infectious disease specialist.

      She joined Amna Nawaz to discuss the fight against this kind of disinformation.

    • Calls for medical staff to be present at all levels of sports in Quebec

      “By the time the ambulance arrives, it might be too late,” says Montreal athletic therapist Cristina Mattoscio, emphasizing the need for medics to be present during sports games in Quebec.

      + COMMENTS ON THE YT PAGE

    • PBS – Why manufacturers are hiking COVID vaccine prices

      Since COVID vaccines first became available in the U.S., the federal government has been buying them from manufacturers and distributing them for free.

      But soon, the manufacturers will be distributing them at higher prices.

      Jen Kates, senior vice president and director of global health at the Kaiser Family Foundation, joins John Yang to discuss what this means for future vaccination costs.

    • University of Ottawa – Please pass the salad – Edible vaccines produced in lettuce to protect against COVID-19

      Two words: edible vaccines. They may seem like a pipe dream, but Department of Biology Professor Allyson MacLean and undergraduate researcher Monique Power have accomplished the first steps in bringing an edible vaccine to life … using the humble lettuce!

      With the help of an advanced technique known as agrobacterium-mediated transient transformation, the MacLean research team used a specific type of bacteria to transfer genes from bacteria to plants. Specifically, the team focused on the transfer of a gene sequence that corresponded to SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, an antigen target upon which most vaccines are based.

      The technique had already been optimised with inedible plants such as Nicotiana benthamiana (a close relative of the tobacco plant). Thanks to the pioneering efforts of Prof. MacLean and Ms. Power, this is now possible with edible plants. Before striking success with lettuce, Monique tested a variety of edible plants including arugula, Choho hybrid greens, collard greens, cucumber, pepper, radish, spinach and tomato. The desired viral protein expression was finally observed in lettuce, which was chosen as the most successful candidate for an edible vaccine.

      The importance of this discovery could potentially revolutionize how the world looks at vaccines and how they can be delivered. Not only is this delivery method much easier than injectable vaccines, but it also stimulates the development of mucosal immunity, which offers protection at mucosal surfaces including the lungs. Furthermore, it would allow us to combine injectable and edible vaccines for a more comprehensive immune response and protection against COVID-19 and other viral pandemics in the future. Advantages of this method include the low production cost, since there is no need for a cold chain for distribution, as well as avoiding the use of needles. Eliminating the need for a cold chain would greatly facilitate the administration of vaccines in rural areas and expedite vaccination efforts in developing countries around the world.

      The next step will be animal studies to determine the effective dosage of antigen necessary to elicit an effective immune response. The results of this research have strong potential to take us one step closer to making edible vaccines available to the public.

      https://www.uottawa.ca/faculty-science/research-publications/annual-report-2020-21/featured-discoveries/please-pass-salad-edible-vaccines-produced-lettuce-protect-against-covid-19

    • CNBC – Pfizer CEO: 2022 was one of the most successful years in our corporate history

      CNBC’s Meg Tirrell sits down with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla to discuss the Covid crisis and Pfizer’s future in producing 19 new products in the next 18 months.

      ( 4 min 09 )

    • EU stonewalls over von der Leyen’s role in multibillion euro Pfizer vaccine deal

      The plot thickened further after the European Court of Auditors published a report today, accusing the Commission of refusing to disclose any details of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s personal role in the talks.

      The budget watchdog found that the EU chief threw out the existing rulebook to hash out a preliminary deal with the U.S. multinational, paving the way for a contract for up to 1.8 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to be signed in May 2021. For all the other vaccine deals struck by the EU between 2020 and 2021, a joint team comprising officials from the Commission and seven member countries conducted exploratory talks. The outcome was then taken to a Vaccine Steering Board made up of representatives from all 27 EU member states who signed off on it.

      But this established procedure was not followed in the case of the EU’s biggest contract, the Court of Auditors says. Instead, von der Leyen herself conducted preliminary negotiations for the contract in March, and presented the results to the steering board in April. Meanwhile, a planned meeting of scientific advisers, organized to discuss the EU’s vaccine strategy for 2022, never took place, the court writes.

      Unlike with the other contract negotiations, the Commission refused to provide records of the discussions with Pfizer, either in the form of minutes, names of experts consulted, agreed terms, or other evidence. “We asked the Commission to provide us with information on the preliminary negotiations for this agreement,” the report’s authors write. “However, none was forthcoming.”

      A senior auditor who helped lead the investigation told that the Commission’s refusal to divulge information was highly unusual. “This comes up almost never. It’s not a situation that we at the court normally face,” said the auditor, who requested anonymity.

      The audit report raises further concerns about von der Leyen’s actions, just two days before she is due to deliver her annual State of the Union address.

      Already in April 2021, the New York Times reported that the EU leader had exchanged text messages with Albert Bourla, the chief executive officer of Pfizer, in the run-up to the deal. The seemingly cozy relationship between top political and business leaders raised eyebrows at the time.

      And, as the report notes, the European ombudsman’s investigation into the matter met a wall of silence. At the time, the Commission claimed that it no longer had the text messages on record. In response, ombudsman Emily O’Reilly determined that maladministration had taken place.

      The biggest deal

      The controversy revolves around the Commission’s third contract for BioNTech/Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine. The previous two contracts had secured a total of up to 600 million doses. But this next one, for up to 1.8 billion doses, would prove to be the largest by far of all the deals signed by Brussels. It foresaw the upfront purchase of 900 million doses, with the option to order 900 million more, for delivery in 2022 and 2023.

      The contract was significant both in terms of volume and price. According to leaked details, shots cost €15.50 each at first, with the price then hiked to €19.50 according to the Financial Times, meaning the contract would be worth around €35 billion if fully exercised. “It is the biggest COVID-19 vaccine contract signed by the Commission and will dominate the EU’s vaccine portfolio until the end of 2023,” the court notes. Pfizer did not respond to a request for comment for this story.

      The deal came at the height of the pandemic, shortly after production and distribution issues at vaccine maker AstraZeneca had left the EU languishing behind the U.S. and U.K. in the race to procure shots. It was in the midst of this crisis that von der Leyen stepped in.

  5. In South Korea, the mosque of discord

    Screen capture from a video posted on the @Islamchannel Twitter account on December 28, 2022, showing pigs’ heads and placards with hateful words against Muslims near the construction site of a mosque in Daegu,South Korea).

    All it took was a mosque construction project in the city of Daegu, in the southern part of South Korea, to fuel tensions and highlight the limits of the openness of society in this country.

    Over time, the dispute turned into a showdown, forcing local authorities to act. They announced, Friday, January 6, the installation of a surveillance camera near a construction site which fuels a climate of mistrust between the inhabitants and the small local Muslim community. The latter, meeting in the Working Group for a peaceful resolution of the problem of the mosque, announced to the press, on December 26, 2022, that it had sent a petition to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on religious freedom, denouncing “the negligence and tolerance of the government and the municipality of Daegu in the face of acts of religious discrimination and racial hatred”.

    The controversy dates back to September 2020, when local authorities authorized the construction of a mosque in the Daehyeong-dong district. The Muslim community, which had previously used a small house in the neighborhood for its prayers, wanted a place of worship that could accommodate some 150 worshippers. Thus was born the project of a three-storey building with a minaret, on land acquired in a nearby alley by six nationals of Pakistan and Bangladesh.

    https://ukdaily.news/in-south-korea-the-mosque-of-discord-290096.html

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    Residents of Daegu protest mosque construction with pork barbecue

    Residents of Daehyeon-dong in Daegu in opposition to the construction of a mosque in the neighborhood on Thursday cooked a whole pig near the construction site, stepping up the ongoing clash with Muslim residents of the city.

    On the same day, the Daegu anti-mosque committee, which was formed to stop the construction, held a press conference at the west gate of Kyungpook National University, announcing the assault by a Pakistani international student.

    “The Pakistani student was charged with a summary offense for shoving the arm of a resident of Daehyeon-dong who tried to remove the construction owner’s tent,” the committee announced. A summary offense occurs when a case is deemed light in nature and a judge assigns a fine in writing, without a formal trial.

    “Despite the assault of our resident, the Muslim community is claiming that we are hampering the construction just because we placed the head of dead pig near the construction site,” the committee said, forewarning that they would take “firm responses to the assault by the Muslim student”

    Earlier in October, residents of Daehyeon-dong had placed a pig’s head near the construction site in protest of the mosque construction. Pork is a forbidden food in Islam in accordance with the Quran.

    Following the press conference, members of the emergency committee immediately moved to the mosque construction site and held what they called a “Daehyeon-dong year-end party”

    To prevent physical conflict, the Daegu Northern District Police Station has deployed personnel from an emergency team on standby near the construction site.

    https://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20221216000112

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    Pig heads, pork barbecues: Islamophobic attacks on a mosque under construction in South Korea

    Muslim students are denouncing Islamophobic acts carried out by opponents of a proposed mosque in Daegu, South Korea’s third largest city. Images published online and sent to our editorial team show, among other things, signs with hateful words against Muslims and pigs’ heads in front of the mosque.

    This Thursday, December 15, the “Daegu Anti-Mosque Committee” organized a big barbecue with pork, only a few meters away from the mosque under construction. It is in this area of Daegu, a large city in southern Korea, that dozens of Muslim students from nearby Kyungpook University gather.

    A few days earlier, on 6 December, a pig’s head was placed on a chair in front of the mosque. It was the third time in two months that foreign Muslim students had found this macabre installation, a dubious reference to Islam’s ban on eating pork.

    In Daegu, Muslim students had been meeting since 2014 to pray in a two-storey house that served as a cultural and religious centre they used as a mosque. At the end of 2020, they had obtained the administrative green light to properly transform this centre into a real mosque.

    But since then, they have faced opposition from a group of neighbours who regularly demonstrate to block the work. These demonstrations have taken an Islamophobic turn on several occasions, as several videos and photos sent to our editorial office by one of the students show.

    “They play music very loudly during our prayer time”

    Muaz Razaq left Pakistan in 2019 for Kyungpook University in Daegu, which he says is attended by about 100 Muslim students. He says relations with the neighbours were quite good before the construction of the mosque began in 2021.

    In the beginning, some of us were called terrorists when we met the demonstrators. They covered the site with anti-Islamic signs and distributed flyers with Islamophobic messages in the streets. It calmed down a bit after the South Korean Human Rights Commission ruled that this form of protest was discriminatory [in October 2021].

    But in the last few months, the opponents of the mosque project have started to play loud music several times during our prayer time, or put these pig heads in front of the mosque.

    For about two months now, three pigs’ heads have been placed in front of the gate, the first head having been installed on 27 October. The first head was installed on 27 October. Muslim students who go to the mosque to pray pass by the gate every day.

    The students who came across the pigs’ heads were shocked. It’s not just because it’s a pig’s head, it could have been any animal, apart from the religious dimension, it’s quite violent to be confronted with that, to put that in front of someone’s house.

    The opponents argued in the Korean press that it was a tradition, but why are they doing it in front of the mosque? And if it’s such a widespread tradition, how come I’ve never seen this in the three years I’ve lived in South Korea?

    A shamanic ritual involving a pig’s head does exist in Korea, but to inaugurate new businesses. Several residents interviewed by the Korean press rejected any accusation of Islamophobia, arguing that they simply do not want to see a religious building in the heart of their neighbourhood, as it would threaten their privacy because of the traffic and noise generated. One neighbour told Korea Time that she would have opposed the project if it were a church. But for Muaz Razaq, it is a religious issue:

    Even if they say it is not Islamophobia, their actions speak for themselves. Why then don’t they say anything about the huge church next door? They also complain a lot about the smell and the noise, [especially during Muslim religious holidays, editor’s note]. But having a finished, modern mosque, unlike what we have today, would change all that.

    “Before this mosque, we had a good relationship with the neighbours”
    After several legal proceedings initiated by the inhabitants to stop the construction, the case went all the way to the South Korean Supreme Court, which ruled in favour of the construction of the mosque in September 2022. But the conflict is far from over and Muaz Razaq has little hope of a return to dialogue.

    We really tried everything, but as soon as it became more violent, especially towards our religion, the dialogue was broken. It’s hard to talk to them because they just want us to leave.

    In South Korea, the case is fuelling the debate on “multiculturalism” in a still conservative society. The centrally located city of Daegu is also less exposed to other cultures than the capital Seoul. Despite this complicated situation in Daegu, Muaz Razaq says he has not experienced any other difficulties as a Muslim in South Korea.

    Before the reconstruction of this mosque, we even had a good relationship with the neighbours, and I didn’t suffer any discrimination because of my religion. I don’t want to generalise and I have met many very tolerant people in this country too. I think that some political and religious parties just encourage a sense of fear among our neighbours.

    In 2022, 200,000 Muslims were living in South Korea, the majority of them foreign nationals, representing less than one percent of the population, compared to about 30% Christians and 17% Buddhists in 2021. The country has about ten mosques and cultural centres to accommodate the faithful, including the great mosque of Seoul, built in 1976.

    https://observers.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20221216-t%C3%AAtes-de-cochon-barbecue-au-porc-en-cor%C3%A9e-du-sud-des-actes-islamophobes-contre-un-projet-de-mosqu%C3%A9e-daegu

  6. JUST IN: Attorney From Anti Woke Civil Liberty Group Sues Judge Who Dismissed Kari Lake’s Election Contest
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published January 15, 2023 at 12:30pm
    120 Comments

    Attorney Ryan Heath filed a lawsuit last week in the Arizona Supreme Court against Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson’s ruling in Kari Lake’s election trial.

    Heath, the founder of Phoenix-based “anti-woke” nonprofit called The Gavel Project, filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus, demanding an order to remove Hobbs from office and vacate Thompson’s December 24, 2022 ruling, “confirming the election of Katie Hobbs as Arizona Governor-Elect Pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-676(B)[,]”

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    Heath’s petition argues that Thompson set the burden of proof too high, requiring Lake’s attorneys to prove that election misconduct by officials was intentional and intended to affect the outcome of the election, which they did. Heath also contends that it would have been “physically and mathematically impossible” to verify the more than 1.3 million images and mentions similar the chain of custody issued raised in Kari Lake’s lawsuit and Maricopa County Superior Court Trial.

    This is separate from Kari Lake’s ongoing lawsuit, which she says will go to the Supreme Court sooner or later.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/just-attorney-anti-woke-civil-liberty-group-sues-judge-dismissed-kari-lakes-election-contest/

  7. This Has Never Been Done Before: Unique Alliance Forms to Bring Down Big Tech’s Shadowy Partnership
    By Jack Davis, The Western Journal
    Published January 15, 2023 at 10:50am
    97 Comments

    An anti-trust lawsuit has been filed against major media outlets by a partnership of plaintiffs that includes some independent news organizations and critics of the government’s approach to the COVID-19 vaccine.

    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

    The suit targets the Washington Post, Reuters, the Associated Press and the British Broadcasting Corp., which formed what they dubbed the Trusted News Initiative.

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr, a vocal critic of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine policy, Children’s Health Defense, Dr. Ben Tapper, Dr. Joseph Mercola, The Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft, journalists Ben Swann and Erin Elizabeth Finn and independent news outlets TrialSite News, Creative Destruction Media and activists Ty and Charlene Bollinger filed the suit.

    In its reporting, The Gateway Pundit called the suit a “first-of-its-kind antitrust action.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/never-done-unique-alliance-forms-bring-big-techs-shadowy-partnership/

  8. EXCLUSIVE: Experts Believe GOP-Led House Has Constitutional Right to Set Innocent Jan 6 Victims Housed in the DC Gulag Free
    By Joe Hoft
    Published January 15, 2023 at 9:30am
    379 Comments

    Set them free.
    On Jan 6 2021, four Americans died at the US Capitol. They were there protesting the stolen 2020 Presidential election. Ashli Babbitt was shot dead and the Capitol policeman who did it walks free. Rosanne Boyland was beaten while she was laying unconscious. Two innocent gentlemen were standing in the crowd when the Capitol police started firing flash bombs and they died.

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    The Capitol police involved in these deaths walk free.

    Other main players walk free. One was a Capitol policeman who claimed he was the victim that day but the truth may show the opposite. He recently received an award from Joe Biden for his accusations. Another instigator in the crowd identified by The Gateway Pundit was Ray Epps. He instigated the riots at the Capitol that day and he walks free.

    Instead of bringing those behind the Capitol riots to justice, the corrupt politicians in DC, working with corrupt prosecutors and corrupt Capitol police, started charging innocent individuals protesting the stolen election with crimes and putting them in prison.

    (See TGP’s website the American Gulag for an updated list of the hundreds of Americans being persecuted for protesting the stolen election on that day.)

    A year ago, Judge Napolitano shared that he believes that none of these individuals should have been put in jail. They had the Constitutional right to protest that day.

    With the corrupt and evil tyrant Speaker Nancy Pelosi no longer in power, Constitutionalists believe that the GOP-led House can set these innocents free.

    According to attorney David Clements and others, the Constitution says:

    Article I Section 8 Clause 17 of the US Constitution is known as the “enclave clause.”

    It establishes Congress’s exclusive power to regulate all matters within the District of Columbia. This would necessarily include all matters related to police power, the option of establishing a city council and position of mayor to run the district’s affairs, and the administration of prisons and the treatment of prisoners.

    President Trump supports the idea of using the law to free the Jan 6 political prisoners. He re-Truthed the idea on Truth Social.

    We Americans want those responsible for putting in place the Jan 6 riots, the kangaroo courts which are breaking the law, the 5am arrests, and not adhering to the US Constitution, to be held accountable and held to a higher standard due to the positions and powers we entrusted them with.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/exclusive-experts-believe-gop-led-house-constitutional-right-set-innocent-jan-6-victims-housed-dc-gulag-free/

  9. Groomers with Guns Greet Child Protection Activists at Dallas All-Ages Drag Event – A Tayler Hansen Report
    By Jim Hoft
    Published January 15, 2023 at 9:00am
    961 Comments

    In December investigate journalist Tayler Hansen attended the all-ages Christmas drag show in Dallas, Texas. During the event, at which minors were exposed to explicit sexual content, as reported by Newswars.

    Tayler’s reporting went viral and led to an proposals by lawmakers to ban children from these events in the state.

    On Saturday Tayler Hansen covered the All-Ages Drag Show event in Dallas, Texas.

    Hundreds of angry groomers assembled outside the event to confront the child protection activists who came out to protest the event.

    At least two groomers carried guns to defend their right to promote sexual content to children.

    The protests were holding signs defending their “right” to show kids their crotch and joke about d*cks and p*ssies.

    Once again, investigative reporter Tayler Hansen was on the scene.

    inside BuzzBrew

    Here are scenes from inside BuzzBrew.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/groomers-guns-greet-child-protection-activists-dallas-ages-drag-event-tayler-hansen-report/

  10. Tastes Just Like Real Meat’ – Beetleburgers to Hit Mass Production to Help Feed the World
    By Cristina Laila
    Published January 15, 2023 at 12:50pm
    340 Comments

    Eat bugs and live in a pod.

    The globalists and freaks in the left-wing media are trying to convince people to eat bugs.

    Eating bugs is degrading and that’s why the elitists are pushing them as a “sustainable” source of protein for the peasants.

    According to a new study, ‘beetleburgers’ made from mealworms will hit mass production to help feed the world.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/tastes-just-like-real-meat-beetleburgers-hit-mass-production-help-feed-world/

  11. LAPD Bans Thin Blue Line Flag After Complaint It Represents ‘Racist, Bigoted Views’
    By Margaret Flavin
    Published January 15, 2023 at 1:30pm
    35 Comments

    This week, the Los Angeles Police Department banned the Thin Blue Line flag, a frequent target of the woke crowd, from police departments in public areas citing a complaint that it represented “violent, extremist views.”
    LAPD Chief Michel Moore defended the controversial move in an email sent to Fox News Digital, saying, “Yesterday, we received a community complaint of the presence of a Blue Line Flag” with “the view that it symbolized support for violent extremist views, such as those represented by the Proud Boys and others.”

    “I directed to have the item taken down from the public lobby. The U.S. flag should be proudly displayed in our lobbies whenever possible. Memorials for our fallen are also authorized in all public spaces,” he said

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/lapd-bans-thin-blue-line-flag-complaint-represents-racist-bigoted-views/

  12. WATCH: Dallas legislators attend ‘all-ages’ Drag Show while armed Antifa stand guard outside
    “But we need to teach those folks in our rural counties and other parts of the cities that they too can be Dallas. And so I’m truly here because I believe in basic human rights, I believe we should all be treated with respect and dignity.”

    An “all-ages” drag show at BuzzBrews in Dallas, Texas on Saturday drew parents, kids, and local city councilmembers who came out to endorse the show and the practice of family drag shows. Councilman Jesse Moreno, Paul Ridley, and State Rep Venton Jones, were all on hand to give speeches while the drag queens accepted tips from their admirers.

    Taylor Hansen was on the scene for the Texas Family Project to document the event, the protests, and the lawmakers endorsement. Antifa stood guard outside to protect the show from protestors who object to the sexual content being shown to children. The show began with clips of news reports critical of drag story hours and drag shows for families.

    Kid friendly drag shows are neither benign nor safe and yet they have been spreading across the lone-star state like wild fire,” The Texas Family Project told The Post Millennial. “Texas needs a barometer of truth amidst the landscape of broken psychology and twisted logic. Texas Family Project is that resounding clarion call.”

    Jesse Moreno, Councilmember for District 2, stood up amid the action to praise the show, the performers, and the project of drag shows for families. “What a show! What a great gathering today!” He said.

    https://thepostmillennial.com/watch-dallas-legislators-attend-all-ages-drag-show-while-armed-antifa-stand-guard-outside

  13. Iranian Navy Sending Ships to Panama Canal, Says Commander
    By: Heather Mongilio
    January 13, 2023 7:32 PM

    The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy is sending ships to the Panama Canal, according to an article published in state-run media Friday.

    The Iranian Navy has yet to operate in two straits in the world, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said Wednesday at a navy ceremony, according to Tehran Times. One of them is the Panama Canal. Irani did not identify the other strait but said the Iran Navy would operate in it this year.

    Irani did not lay out a similar timeline for when ships may head to the Panama Canal.

    “Today, if my comrades are approaching the shores of the American continent, they are showing signs of the authority of dear Iran,” Irani said. “As a showcase for the dear people of our country, we appeared in the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Of course, along this route, Australia and the French created threats for us and tried to violate the laws they had approved to cross their coasts. But we answered them with authority and according to the law.”

    He went on to say that the Iran Navy has set up commands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans, with one expected in the Pacific Ocean this year.

    He went on to say that the Iran Navy has set up commands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans, with one expected in the Pacific Ocean this year

    Iranian navy has been trying to extend its international presence and range of port visits, Behnam Ben Taleblu, an Iran expert at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, told USNI News. However, whether it makes it to the Panama Canal is unclear, as the Iranian navy is known to be hyperbolic, he said.

    “If anything, the statement tells one more about Iranian intentions than capabilities, as the regime tries to project strength abroad when it is increasingly looking weak at home,” Taleblu said

    https://news.usni.org/2023/01/13/iranian-navy-sending-ships-to-panama-canal-says-commander

  14. Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Carried Away by German Police From Coal Mine Protest (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published January 15, 2023 at 4:40pm
    56 Comments

    German police carried Thunberg away from the protest after she refused to comply with requests to vacate the area.

    Politico reported:

    Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was removed Sunday by police along with other protesters as they demonstrated against the razing of the German village of Lützerath for the expansion of a coal mine.

    Thunberg did not comply with a police request to leave the area, prompting officers to physically escort her away, German media outlet Bild reported. Thunberg was among a group of activists still at the site on Sunday, the newspaper said.

    Climate activists have been squatting in the village in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia for more than two years to protest its demolition to accommodate an extension of the Garzweiler coal mine.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/swedish-climate-activist-greta-thunberg-carried-away-german-police-coal-mine-protest-video/

  15. The Filthy Turk is getting waaayyy toooo much mileage out of this. Russian source:

    Turkiye Accurately Assessed That The Ukrainian Conflict Is At A Stalemate

    There’s no denying the accuracy of the official assessment shared by Turkish President Erdogan’s foreign policy advisor Ibrahim Kalin that the Ukrainian Conflict has reached a stalemate, which is “politically incorrect” to talk about since it contradicts the Golden Billion’s “official narrative” and thus proves how futile further arms shipments are.

    The fact of the matter is that Russia has successfully held its own throughout the course of its nearly year-long special operation in the face of slightly less than three dozen of its NATO opponents fighting it by proxy there.

    https://korybko.substack.com/p/turkiye-accurately-assessed-that?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

  16. Canada caught being naughty – in good company.
    Hysterical punctuation in the article, English translation by Topwar.

    “TeGeran”, which blows up the Western world

    …In general, “Shahed-136” is an outrageously simple thing. Ukrainian specialists counted only 52 details. Everything is fine, you can be happy for them, men know how to count. What is the gap?

    And the problem is that out of 52 parts, 40 were not made in Iran. And not even in China, which would be understandable and forgivable. They are American. Moreover, not one of some traitor companies, 13 American companies worked on the components! The remaining 12 parts have a distinct trail leading to Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand and China…

    [T]he Canadian company Tallysman Wireless supplied some components for Shahed-136, and in such quantities that Giles Panter, the company’s executive director, had to take the rap, saying that the company generally supports Ukraine, but…

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was also marked by a statement that “attention will be increased, measures will be taken and in general!”
    doncha luv the passive voice?

    …In short, the whole world has long been making money on the shadow trade in components for Iranian UAVs. And because of the obvious corruption schemes, Canada bears the greatest reputational cost, which has worked very hard to supply the Iranian unmanned program.

    But that’s not all

    Last October twice surprised the world community in the worst sense of the word.

    First, the Peshmerga forces in Iraq, and a week later, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down an Iranian Mohajer-6 drone over the Black Sea. And a detailed study revealed that this UAV is driven by the Rotax-912 engine, which, by a strange coincidence, serve on the American MQ-1 Predator UAVs and the Israeli Heron vehicles. Well, to the heap they are put on the Turkish “Bayraktar” TB2.

    Rotax is a very well-known and respected Austrian company, however, in the past. Rotax is now owned by… the Canadian company Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)!!! Yes, the one that equips snowmobiles, boats, jet skis, motorcycles, airplanes and a significant number of unmanned aerial vehicles with its engines.

    Yes, Canada again… In general, the situation for Canadians is unpleasant. This is not about an underground Chinese-style copy, but about completely “white” engines.

    The supply of such equipment to Iran violates EU sanctions prohibiting the export of both civilian and military goods, such as auto parts. The European Union introduces identical sanctions against Russia. And here it is: Iranian drones with Canadian engines are a nightmare for Ukraine, for which the entire European Union stands up.

    Canada makes excuses and tries to shift the blame onto the Austrians. Say, since the engines were manufactured in Austria, they are not subject to Canadian export rules, but to the export control of the European Union, and the fact that Canadians run Rotax does not mean anything at all, it is the Austrians who sell the engines…

    https://en.topwar.ru/208426-tegeran-kotoraja-vzryvaet-zapadnyj-mir.html

    Article based on UAE’s National News:
    https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/iran/2023/01/05/iran-drone-shot-down-in-ukraine-contained-parts-from-13-us-companies-report-says

    • Highly rated comment:

      “The most interesting thing is that, based on the article, nothing has been produced in Iran itself, but simply assembly + the project itself takes place. It’s about living under sanctions. The Iranians have not learned any import substitution during this time, they just developed gray supply chains”

      Response:
      “But in our country, at least, in the necessary volumes, will they be able to?”

  17. McCabe Says the DOJ Should Refuse to Cooperate with House GOP’s Biden Documents Investigation (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published January 15, 2023 at 6:58pm
    1 Comment

    Disgraced former FBI official Andrew McCabe said the DOJ should obstruct the House GOP’s investigation into the Biden document scandal.

    House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) launched the first congressional investigation into classified documents stored at Joe Biden’s private office and home.

    It was revealed this week that Joe Biden improperly stored stolen classified documents at his private office and in his garage next to his Corvette.

    Joe Biden STOLE the classified documents

    US Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur as the special counsel to investigate the Biden document scandal.

    McCabe said it’s time for the DOJ to play hardball and obstruct Republicans in Congress.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/mccabe-says-doj-refuse-cooperate-house-gops-biden-documents-investigation-video/

  18. 7th Dead Whale Washes Up Near Planned Green Energy Hotspot – Are Offshore Wind Projects Killing Them?
    By Jack Davis, The Western Journal
    Published January 15, 2023 at 6:00pm
    158 Comments

    Despite calls for a halt to the development of offshore wind energy projects following a series of unexplained whale deaths, Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says the state will not interfere with the projects.

    The death reported last week of the seventh whale in a little over a month alarmed Cindy Zipf, executive director of the group Clean Ocean Action, according to NJ.com.

    “This is bad news on top of bad news,” she said.

    This is devastating and shows even more urgency to our call to action for [President Joe] Biden and Gov. Phil Murphy to call for a stop to all activity. Don’t add any more projects and get a comprehensive investigation underway with experts and full transparency with oversight,” she said.

    The whale death reported Thursday follows the death of another whale the weekend before.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/7th-dead-whale-washes-near-planned-green-energy-hotspot-offshore-wind-projects-killing/

    • Sacrificing their lives for the birds…
      Few notice the pending extinction of whole bird families. But a few dead whales – that’s alarming.

      Eeyore has a tender spot for our fine feathered friends. His photos are intimate, there’s bonding. Sassy and I are both bird people, we’re in the right place here at VTB.

  19. Mercenary country. What are they paying Ukraine for?

    Isn’t it strange that Kyiv is mired in debt like silk, but it regularly pays money not only to workers and employees, but also to soldiers and officers…

    So, the salary of a Ukrainian soldier at the front is, according to rumors, 115 thousand hryvnias and more. And they pay well. Even, judging by the few speeches of the fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with requests for salaries, they are paid without delay.

    So where does the money come from?

    The explanation of the situation, it seems to me, is exactly the same as with the supply of arms. Kyiv does not earn money, but receives from Western funds in the form of either assistance or loans. And he gets it right. And will receive as long as the war with Russia continues.

    Alas, unlike weapons and ammunition, the West has a lot of money …

    How much is Ukraine?

    …Ukraine is paid money to act as a mercenary. That is, she fought instead of her master.

    Mercenary country! A country where everyone – from a simple janitor or plumber to the president – lives off the war.…

    [R]uined economy and the inability to earn money by producing some goods. Those crumbs that were received for the export of grain and other agricultural products are simply not visible against the background of the huge costs of the war.…

    A country that lives on blood, on the lives of its citizens. Mercenary country. This is a complete degradation of the state.

    Who doubts that as soon as Ukraine stops the war, all these injections will stop? I think such optimists can be counted on the fingers.

    What is the way out of this situation?

    To be honest, I don’t see a way out. The stump that remains of Ukraine, and I think that the Poles and other countries that lost their territories after the end of World War II will not miss theirs, will become a territory somewhat similar to the Baltics. There are Ukrainians, but there is no Ukraine. Everything of any value has already been sold.

    Some Ukrainians are dying at the front. Others are laborers in the fields of Western countries. Trade in people and human “spare parts” flourishes. Ukrainian women filled European and Asian brothels. Others became surrogate mothers and were taken out of the country.

    The list of such achievements can be long. But why? The fate of Ukraine has already been decided…

    https://en.topwar.ru/208531-strana-naemnik-za-chto-platjat-ukraine.html

  20. The Optimistic Conservative

    Two pings: On POTUSes with classified docs, and the riddle-wrapped mystery of George Santos
    Strangely paced and muffled moves

    These are going to be short(-ish) pings. OSINT research is all over the place right now – God bless us, every one – and my intention is to focus. So I’m not going to do a comprehensive treatment.

    Conservatives are justifiably disgusted with the media for double-standard coverage on the reportedly recent discovery of classified documents loosed upon the world by former Vice President Biden when he left office in January 2017. The documents have been somewhere for the last

    https://theoptimisticconservative.wordpress.com/

  21. Whistleblower Reveals Illegal Aliens In New York City Hotels Are Having Public Sex, Drinking All Day, And Spreading Diseases (VIDEO)
    By Cullen Linebarger
    Published January 15, 2023 at 8:39pm
    27 Comments

    Conservatives often correctly point out Democrats care more about the feelings of illegal aliens and other lawbreakers rather than the plight of upstanding Americans. A New York City whistleblower laid out a particularly egregious case of illegal alien coddling and taxpayer abuse to Fox News’s Laura Ingraham on Wednesday night.

    Felipe Rodriguez, the whistleblower, has been an employee at the Row Hotel since 2017. He explained that more than 36,400 illegal migrants have arrived in NYC in the last few months and city taxpayers have spent millions caring for these invaders.NYC officials have placed them in at least 14 hotels at zero cost. One of these is the Row.

    Since illegal aliens have taken over, the hotel is in “complete chaos” according to Rodriguez.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/whistleblower-reveals-illegal-aliens-new-york-city-hotels-public-sex-drinking-day-spreading-diseases-video/

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