Reader’s Links for January 24th, 2023

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  1. SMOKING GUN: Did Hunter Biden Receive Classified Information on Ukraine From Joe Biden – Then Email the Top-Secret Info to Business Partner Devon Archer?
    By Cristina Laila
    Published January 23, 2023 at 9:17pm
    916 Comments

    Smoking gun?

    Did Hunter Biden receive classified information from Joe Biden on Ukraine and then email the information to his business partner Devon Archer?

    Joe Biden stored top-secret files with the “sensitive compartmented information” (SCIF) designation at Penn Biden Center in DC (found on Nov. 2).

    TRENDING: SMOKING

    Lawyers discovered more classified documents at Joe Biden’s Delaware home – in the garage next to his Corvette (found on Dec. 20).

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/smoking-gun-hunter-biden-receive-classified-information-ukraine-joe-biden-email-top-secret-info-business-partner-devon-archer/

  2. Local Official Says Border City Of Yuma, Arizona Is On ‘Brink Of Collapse’ Due To Illegal Border Crossers
    By Mike LaChance
    Published January 23, 2023 at 10:39pm
    396 Comments

    Biden’s border crisis has pushed the border city of Yuma, Arizona to the ‘brink of collapse’ according to one local official.

    The massive increase in the number of people crossing into the city is straining all kinds of resources, from food to medical care.

    Is it going to take the collapse of an American city for Biden to admit that there is a problem here?

    A major border city is on the brink of collapse because of Biden’s immigration policies, local official says

    A major border city is on the brink of collapse as the migrant surge under President Biden’s leadership overloads food banks and hospitals and threatens food security, a Yuma official told Fox News.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/local-official-says-border-city-yuma-arizona-brink-collapse-due-illegal-border-crossers/

    • The chaos the left wants is starting, we are rapidly returning to a time when the entire world is a war zone and everyone is responsible for their own safety. The world has faced this problem before and emerged from the chaos to create the greatest civilization that ever existed. We can do this again as long as we concentrate on saving individual rights and the rule of law.

      • Rule of Law
        I’m not sure what that means anymore. The only laws I understand are the Big Ten and those described in our Constitution as “Natural Laws”.

        As for the Constitution … Potus-2 said:
        Our Constitution is only fit for a moral and religious people. It is wholly unsuited to the governance of any other kind.

        This isn’t working. We can’t vote our way out.
        I’m open to something else.

  3. CNN – Bill Gates backs start-up tackling cow burps and farts

    It turns out burps can be big business. Billionaire Bill Gates has announced an investment in Australian start-up Rumin8, which is developing a seaweed-based feed to reduce the methane emissions cows produce through their burps and, to a lesser extent, farts.

    Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. While it is shorter-lived in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, it has 84 times more global warming potential over a 20-year period. Nearly one-third of global methane emissions come from livestock and most of that from beef and dairy cows.

    Microbes in cows’ stomachs produce methane as the animals digest food but when seaweed is added to their feed it has been shown to significantly cut down the amount of PLANET-WARMING GAS released. A 2021 study found that giving cows small amounts of seaweed over several months saw their methane emissions fall by more than 80%.

    Rumin8 produces an additive for feed from the bioactive ingredient found in red seaweed (Asparagopsis). The company said lab trials have shown the additive can reduce up to 95% of methane emissions.

    Rather than farming the seaweed, the company is reproducing the ingredient in a lab, which it says means costs can be kept relatively low. The additive goes into cow food and the company is also aiming to produce it in capsule form.

    A spokesperson for Gates’ fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which led the $12 million investment round, told CNN: “Although cows are a significant [greenhouse gas] source, livestock agriculture remains one of the cheapest protein sources globally, which means technologies that can reduce emissions from the existing cattle supply chain today and in the future are critical.”

    Rumin8 said it has further investments from two climate funds and is aiming to have small quantities of the food available commercially by the end of the year.

    One criticism that has been leveled at solutions such as methane-reducing feed additives is that they can distract from addressing the root causes of livestock’s climate problem, including the huge amount of land needed to raise animals and grow crops for their feed.

    Rumin8 CEO David Messina said that cows remained an important protein source for billions. “Our solution is global and will provide both developed and developing countries with a methane reducing product that will have a massive impact on global emissions in agriculture,” he told CNN by email.

    Some countries are exploring legislation to reduce methane emissions from livestock. In October, the New Zealand government announced plans to tax farmers for their animals’ burps, to incentivize them to reduce emissions.

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/24/world/cows-methane-emissions-seaweed-bill-gates-climate-intl/index.html

  4. global news – Doomsday Clock: Scientists unveil movement based on latest threats to human survival

    The U.S.-based Bulletin of Atomic Scientists will announce the location of the minute hand on its closely watched Doomsday Clock, indicating what world developments mean for the perceived likelihood of nuclear catastrophe.

    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which was founded after the creation of the atomic bomb in World War II, focuses on the greatest threats to human survival.

    While it was originally intended to show how close the world is to nuclear war, the Doomsday Clock has expanded in recent years, also considering climate change, as well as any human-made threats that might ignite a global catastrophe.

  5. the blaze –‘Over my dead body’: Jordan Peterson says he was fooled into COVID-19 vaccination, won’t happen again amid statist calls for more boosters

    Dr. Jordan Peterson announced in May 2021 that he would be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, citing insufficient antibody levels. The esteemed psychologist indicated Thursday he had been fooled and has since made clear that, notwithstanding demands by both the Biden administration and Canada’s Trudeau government, he will not be fooled again.

    What are the details?
    Peterson was met with significant backlash in 2021, after he tweeted, “Off to be vaccinated today. Despite having Covid last May, my antibody levels appeared insufficient to prevent re-infection. Hope Ontario opens up soon.”

    Despite having had contracted COVID-19 in 2020, the psychologist’s immune system had likely been dealt a blow by his recent recovery from a severe case of pneumonia and the “incredibly grueling” drug detox treatment for benzodiazepine reliance he received abroad.

    Indy100 noted at the time of this admission that some of his fans and followers online expressed concern over his decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine and potential long-term health risks.

    Peterson suggested Thursday that he “got vaccinated because I naively believed the woke force-mongers would leave me the hell alone thereafter. Fool me once….”

    The psychologist was responding to a tweet from Israeli artificial intelligence researcher Eli David that said, “I got Covid shots in 2021, because I believed the claimed clinical trial results, and trusted the FDA. But looking at mountains of evidence since, I no longer think I made the right decision. These shots are much more dangerous and much less effective than claimed.”

    Peterson told BlazeTV host Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” in November 2021: “I got vaccinated. And people took me to task for that. And I thought, ‘All right, I’ll get the damn vaccine.’ Here’s the deal, guys: I’ll get the vaccine, you f***ing leave me alone!”

    He underscored that the vaccine didn’t work to that end. The Trudeau government still required that he be tested for COVID-19 when exercising his mobility rights to leave and return to his home nation.

    In a tweet Saturday — responding to a notice from Canadian state media that the country’s chief public health officer Theresa Tam was once again pushing booster shots — Peterson wrote, “How about ‘over my dead body.'”

    Tam and the Trudeau government have been pushing the bivalent booster shot on Canadians, many of whom have yet to get it since it was made available last fall.

    Tam said Friday, “It’s still too early to stop taking the personal protective measures that have helped us weather the COVID storm.”

    The Biden administration is similarly pushing boosters on the general public.

    The Associated Press reported that the Food and Drug Administration has recently proposed rolling out COVID-19 boosters once a year, every year, for adults and children. While 80% of Americans have received at least one dose, only 16% cared to get the latest boosters.

    Allysia Finley, writing in the Wall Street Journal, noted over the weekend that “the public-health establishment’s praise for the bivalent shots shouldn’t come as a surprise. Federal agencies took the unprecedented step of ordering vaccine makers to produce them and recommending them without data supporting their safety or efficacy.”

    Finley appeared to justify the increasing reluctance of people like Peterson, stating, “Three scientific problems have arisen. First, the virus is evolving much faster than the vaccines can be updated. Second, vaccines have hard-wired our immune systems to respond to the original Wuhan strain, so we churn out fewer antibodies that neutralize variants targeted by updated vaccines.”

    “Third, antibodies rapidly wane after a few months,” she added.

    Peterson’s late rejection of the booster regime comes after he admitted on Dec. 19, “It’s worse than I thought. I trusted the vaccine process more than I should have. I thought the lockdowns and masks were a terrible idea but I still thought we could rely on public health and science.”

    Notwithstanding this trust, now evidently depleted, Peterson had expressed skepticism in 2021, stating that “Covid is not going away. it will mutate, indefinitely, sped along in some senses by the vaccines themselves. And when is it a sufficiently ‘new variant’ to panic? How about when pharmaceutical company shares drop?”

    The Daily Mail reported that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla personally earned $50 million in compensation across 2021 and 2022 and that Pfizer’s has revenue tripled to over $100 billion since the start of the pandemic.

    Newsweek indicated that Moderna earned $12.2 billion in profit in 2021, mostly from its vaccine production. The company had not been able to turn a profit before 2021.

    According to the company’s earnings report released in February 2022, its “total revenue was $18.5 billion for the full year 2021, compared to $803 million in 2020.”

    As for Johnson & Johnson: U.S. News reported that sinking COVID-19 vaccine sales have recently hurt its revenue.

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/jordan-peterson-says-fooled-into-covid-19-vaccination

    • Preston Manning: Report of the COVID Commission

      Report of the COVID Commission

      The public unrest which led to the establishment of what came to be known as the COVID Commission began prior to 2022. But it did not become a formidable political force until late in the spring of 2022 when it triggered the creation of the Commission.

      By that spring, the physical manifestations of the pandemic and its mutations were finally abating. But public anger grew in inverse proportion as the multiple, long range impacts of the federal government’s management of the COVID crisis began to manifest themselves economically, socially, legally, and politically in every part of the country and among every segment of the population.

      Canadians who had been told for decades that Canadian Medicare was one of the best health care systems in the world learned the hard way that this claim was false—that the system was incapable of handling the demand created by the pandemic and that thousands of citizens with non-COVID related illnesses were left to languish on ever-lengthening healthcare waiting lines, over ten thousand of them dying.

      Millions of Canadians who had been told that their fundamental rights and freedoms were constitutionally guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms learned to their dismay that those rights and freedoms could be easily violated by health protection measures implemented by well-meaning but unelected bureaucrats and suspended at will by the federal government through a presumptive and unnecessary invoking of the Emergencies Act.

      And millions of Canadians also suffered job and income losses, some of them permanent, as thousands of businesses were crippled or destroyed by governmental decisions to “lock down” the economy—decisions taken without any advance assessment of the breadth and depth of their negative economic impacts.

      PDF 46 pages :

      https://fcpp.org/wp-content/uploads/ReportCovidCommission_MA1122_F1.pdf

      https://fcpp.org/2022/05/11/report-of-the-covid-commission/
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      VIDEO – Leaders on the Frontier | Investigating Governmental Management of the COVID Pandemic, with Preston Manning

      ( 1h 20 min )

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VvcFrhE92k

      https://fcpp.org/2022/05/27/leaders-on-the-frontier-investigating-governmental-management-of-the-covid-pandemic-with-preston-manning-former-leader-of-the-opposition-in-parliament/

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      ctv news – ‘Bizarre’ fictional COVID-19 report, penned by Preston Manning, resurfaces on social media

      The man Alberta is paying $253,000 to find out what went right – and wrong – with the province’s pandemic response has already come to his own conclusions in a report published online last spring.

      The report, posted online by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a think tank that has been tied to controversies involving Canada’s residential school system and climate change denial, contains a fictional account of a review of the federal government’s COVID-19 response.

    • ctv news – ‘Freedom Convoy’ anniversary presence ‘won’t be like last year’: criminologist

      Criminologist Michael Kempa says Ottawa needs a noticeably increased police presence, in preparation for a ‘Freedom Convoy’ anniversary.

    • REBEL NEWS – Avi asks Mark Carney about Trudeau-China Covid hypocrisy

      CNN news anchor Richard Quest scoffed when @OzraeliAvi asked if he was in Davos to hold the World Economic Forum accountable.

      Running away, the MSM journalist led Avi straight to Mark Carney.

    • JAN 24 2023 – Protest against Justin Trudeau in Hamilton

      Several groups showed up in Hamilton to protest Justin Trudeau’s tyranny.

      The largest was an organization called STATUS for ALL.

      The group seeks unlimited immigration and unlimited benefits for anyone who is able to enter Canada.

  6. Breaking: Joe Biden Considers Sending “Significant Number” of Abrams M1 Tanks to Ukraine – DESPITE RUSSIAN THREATS OF NUCLEAR WAR
    By Jim Hoft
    Published January 24, 2023 at 10:00am
    74 Comments

    Joe Biden is considering sending US Abrams tanks to Ukraine in their war against nuclear Russia.

    What better way to change the subject from his classified document scandal than nuclear war with Russia?

    Last week, war-monger Senator Lindsey Graham called for US tanks on the ground in Ukraine.

    Lindsey wants war with nuclear Russia. And, Lindsey wants Putin eliminated.

    In 2021 the US surrendered to the Taliban in Afghanistan, armed their military with $80 billion in US weapons, and abandoned thousands of Americans and green card holders on the ground.

    No one was fired.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/breaking-joe-biden-considers-sending-significant-number-abrams-m1-tanks-ukraine-despite-warnings-nuclear-russia/

    • The war in Ukraine isn’t going to lead to a nuclear war. Biden and the Western Left are making Putin and Russia richer and stronger while making the west poorer and weaker.

      Putin gets to rebuild part of the Russian Empire and weaken his internal and external enemies.

      • You have to listen to what Russians are saying, what Indians are saying, the Gulfies. Even many Russian-speaking Israelis and other emigres from the Soviet Union. They know CHY-na’s the threat, enabled by the suborned minions of the WEF.

        The cliches don’t fit. Putin’s not empire building; he’s tap-dancing as the model is changing. He’s a judoka, responds to challenges and opportunities. Not a longterm strategy kind of guy.

        Listen to Western raycyst-russophobes from 2014 or so, the double-dealers’ hoax, the absurd demonization of Ivan, the Orc – that’s a radicalizing experience. The global south looks at the decadent “Global Billion”, the imperialist, condescending West, and recoils.

        Putin can take the punches better than most Russians, a little like PTrump. He’s the best we can hope for in Russia today. Some want Stalin, others want a Tsar. He’s not giving them either.

        He’s made mistakes, admitted them, but the machinery of state is slow and clumsy. That’s given us a period of grace. Once Russian society kicks in to real war mobilization – not this “special military operation” – it’ll be too late. We may then be facing “Ivan, the Orc” for real.

  7. twitter @EstherMcVey1

    We need an urgent and thorough investigation into excess deaths.

    + 57 sec video

    https://twitter.com/EstherMcVey1/status/1617874878379565057

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    Mangement after vaccination with Dr. Cohen

    Working as a family doctor, Dr. Cohen has been consulted by a group of patients with new and unusual presentations. In this first video we learn that he assesses and treats them each as an individual, with good results.

    • DAILY MAIL – JAN 24 2023 – Massive spike in excess deaths sparks calls for an ‘urgent investigation’: NHS crisis is blamed for nearly 3,000 more Brits than usual dying each week

      17,381 deaths registered in England and Wales in the seven days to January 13

      This is the highest number of excess deaths since the UK’s second Covid wave

      Health experts say 999 delays, long A&E waits and backlogs could be to blame

      ——————————-
      MPs have called for an urgent investigation into Britain’s soaring death rates as thousands more people than usual are dying each week.

      Some 17,381 deaths were registered in England and Wales in the seven days to January 13 – 2,837 above average for the time of year.

      This is the highest number of excess deaths since 3,429 in the week to February 12, 2021, when the UK was experiencing its second wave of Covid-19 infections and vaccination had only just begun.

      On that occasion, deaths involving coronavirus accounted for 37 per cent of all those registered, according to the Office for National Statistics.

      MORE :

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11671587/Massive-spike-excess-deaths-sparks-calls-urgent-investigation.html

      • DAILY MAIL – Was it worth it? America has suffered 300,000 NON-Covid excess deaths since 2020 — as experts blame lockdowns and delayed healthcare for spike in drug overdoses and firearm fatalities

        America has recorded 300,000 non-Covid excess deaths from February 2020 until the end of 2022

        Covid lockdowns have been blamed for increases in deaths from other diseases like cancer and heart disease

        The US is recording around 7,000 excess deaths from all causes each week, an analysis last year found

        —————————————

        The US has suffered nearly 300,000 more deaths than usual in more than two years of the pandemic that cannot be attributed to Covid, with researchers blaming lockdowns and delays to healthcare.

        […]California has suffered the most excess deaths from reasons other than Covid despite its strict pandemic lockdown and mask orders

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11671593/America-suffered-300-000-non-Covid-excess-deaths-2020.html

    • twitter @efenigson

      1/2 First testimony of a Covid ward Doctor from Israel.

      It’s prob anonymous because of backlash doctors get when they dare go against institutional narrative.

      I hope more doctors will step up. #TruthBeTold

      + 9 min 58 video

      https://twitter.com/efenigson/status/1617958188145381386

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      Part 2/2 First testimony of a Covid ward Doctor from Israel. It’s prob anonymous because of backlash doctors get when they dare go against institutional narrative. I hope more doctors will step up.

      + 7 min 23 video

      https://twitter.com/efenigson/status/1617958797401817093

      ==============================
      FULL VIDEO :

      The horrible things he saw and the things he had to deal with got him to finally resign and leave the system.

      Things like: ??Ventilating new protocol, according to which doctors rushed to put patients on ventilation machines while knowing that whining of this machine is unlikely (“ventilating is deadly, with tendency to kill”) ??

      The true number of Covid victim’s deaths and how doctors were forced to change death certificates information.

      The shortage of manpower that resulted in death of patients due to lack of basic treatment.

      The problematic teams that did not receive an appropriate training and didn’t know how to take basic measurements. ?

      And the inconceivable absurd of when he and his colleagues had to leave the Covid unit during their shift and go help in other units, while at the same time the system related Covid as a deadly and highly contagious virus.

      M. – An intern doctor in the Covid unit

      https://www.vaxtestimonies.org/en/video/m-physician/

  8. CBC – Germany gives NATO allies OK to train Ukrainian troops on Leopard tanks

    Germany’s defence minister says NATO allies can start training Ukrainian troops on German-built Leopard 2 tanks, laying the groundwork for an approval to deploy the tanks to Ukraine.

    • CBC – Poland would ‘absolutely’ welcome Canada sending tanks to Ukraine: ambassador

      Poland is preparing to build a coalition of partner nations willing to send Ukraine German-made Leopard 2 tanks.

      Poland’s Ambassador to Canada Witold Dzielski says that if Germany authorizes such a transfer, Warsaw would ‘absolutely’ welcome Canada sending tanks to Ukraine.

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – Germany encourages allies with Leopard tanks to begin training Ukrainian forces

      Poland has now submitted a request to the German government to transfer its Leopard tanks to Kyiv.

      And earlier, the German defense minister Boris Pistorius encouraged allies with Leopard tanks to begin training Ukrainian forces on how to use them.

      But at a press conference here in Berlin with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg – he said Berlin has NOT yet said whether it plans to deliver tanks — adding THAT decision rests with Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

    • zero hedge – Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered

      The Ukrainian government on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of multiple high ranking officials amid large-scale corruption allegations, in what’s being called the biggest mass resignation and graft scandal since the Russian invasion began.

      Some dozen officials have quit their posts after a huge political shake-up over allegations and probes into cases ranging from bribery, to mismanagement of aid funds for purchasing food, to embezzlement, to driving expensive cars while common people suffer under wartime conditions.

      A top presidential adviser and four deputy ministers – among these two defense officials, along with five regional governors were forced out of their posts. And among the regional governors to step down included officials overseeing regions which have seen intense fighting, including the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, where Russian forces have lately reported gains.

      […]Commenting on this, mainstream media is now belatedly acknowledging a fact that’s long been well-known, but which would get a person ‘canceled’ in public discourse if they dared pointed it out

      […]

      =============================================
      Meanwhile :

      twitter @mtracey

      Addressing a Chambers of Commerce meeting in Boca Raton today,

      Zelensky thanks BlackRock, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and others for their support of Ukraine.

      Adds that sending Ukraine heavier weapons, like Abrams tanks, represents a “big business” opportunity for US corporations

      + 1 min 17 video

      https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1617786634606628865

      ================================================
      more :

      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ukraine-rocked-corruption-scandal-wave-top-official-resignations-sports-cars-mansions

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      Auf Englisch :

      ( 6 min 46 )

    • WaPo – ‘Give them the tanks!’: Davos elites rally behind Ukraine

      DAVOS, Switzerland — At this annual meeting where global elites are urged to collaborate, cooperate and get along, one message rang loudest: Send the weapons. As in the previous World Economic Forum session in May, the war in Ukraine loomed large in discussions. And while political leaders voiced their steadfast support for Kyiv, so too did a host of major corporate bigwigs.

      On Thursday morning, the hot ticket in the Swiss mountain town was an early morning breakfast session hosted by the foundation of Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky beamed in virtually for a conversation moderated by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, who was joined in the room by a slate of prominent Western cabinet ministers and politicians, as well as CEOs and fund managers.

      Zelensky, who spoke at multiple events held in Davos this week, reiterated his nation’s determination to push Russian forces out of its lands. But the Ukrainian cause, as Kyiv has long insisted, has to be fortified by foreign steel. “Our goal is to deoccupy all our territories,” Zelensky said, explicitly including Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014. “Crimea is our land, it’s our territory, it’s our sea and mountains. Give us your weapons, and we will get back what’s ours.”

      Sitting next to Zakaria, former British prime minister Boris Johnson — who, no matter his controversial ouster at home, remains a popular figure among Ukrainians — echoed Zelensky’s call. On Friday, Ukraine’s allies will convene at a military base in Germany and go over terms of a major new package of aid that will deliver more sophisticated military technology and equipment to Kyiv. These include various types of strike vehicles from a number of countries, though at the time of writing it was still unclear whether Germany would sanction the transfer of German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

      In Davos, the sentiment was overwhelming. “Give them the tanks! There’s absolutely nothing to be lost,” Johnson insisted, adding that the world needed to place greater trust in the Ukrainians’ courage and fighting spirit. “We continually underestimated the willingness and the ability of Ukrainians to fight and defend their homeland. … They proved the world completely wrong. They are going to win. We need to help them win as fast as possible.”

      Often at the World Economic Forum, there’s a gap between what world leaders say publicly and the business elites admit behind closed doors. The worthy liberalism espoused by the hosts — their language of inclusion, development and sustainability — dissolves in the face of the pragmatism (or cynicism) and self-interest of the moneymakers.

      When former president Donald Trump made his debut in Davos, many other political figures spoke up about the perils inherent in his brand of nationalism and his willful disregard for the scientific consensus around a warming planet. But the business community was far less perturbed and eagerly awaited the tax cuts that eventually padded their bank accounts.

      On Ukraine, though, a more pervasive Western unity seemed to be on show in Davos this week. The town itself has embraced Ukraine. For years, the annual gathering was replete with Russian oligarchic interests, but now Kremlin officials and Russian business executives are now persona non grata here — a source of disquiet only for a few attendees. A Pinchuk-funded Ukraine pavilion along the main promenade of Davos was packed throughout the week. Meanwhile, the building that for years was the site of the main Russian pavilion was ceded to the Indian state of Maharashtra.

      In its pavilion, U.S. tech company Palantir hosted Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, who celebrated his nation’s usage of Palantir’s data-driven software in its prosecution of the war against Russia.

      At the same breakfast session, Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, spoke of his plans to help coordinate billions of dollars worth of reconstruction financing for Ukraine, saying he hoped the initiative would also turn the country into a “beacon of capitalism.”

      David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs, spoke cheerily of Ukraine’s postwar future. “There is no question that as you rebuild, there will be good economic incentives for real return and real investment,” he said.

      Whatever the optimism of business, few diplomats or politicians were ready to predict how this intractable war would end. Zelensky insisted that it’s impossible to talk about negotiations while there is no good faith partner on the other side. “When we speak about ‘peace talks’ — I don’t understand whom we’d be talking to. … I think that Russia needs to produce somebody first, and then propose something,” he said.

      A succession of European leaders, like Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, insisted their governments would maintain total support for Ukraine for as “long as it takes.” Members of a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation echoed the sentiment. The rhetoric belies concerns privately held by many officials: As my colleagues reported Thursday evening, CIA Director William J. Burns recently traveled to Kyiv to meet Zelensky to brief him on U.S. expectations for Russia’s upcoming military campaigns and convey that, at some point, the scale of current assistance to Ukraine may be harder to come by.

      More the reason, Ukraine’s supporters contend, to rush aid now and help Ukraine make more rapid gains. “Whenever Ukraine goes to negotiations, it has to go in as strong as possible in those talks,” Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told me.

      “At the moment it looks very difficult and perhaps the conflict has to go on to a certain point where both sides come to the conclusion that it’s time to come to the negotiation table,” Haavisto said. “I think it’s unfortunate particularly for the civilian population of Ukraine that this goes on because we see the very cruel tactics of Russia.”

      In the absence of meaningful dialogue, Haavisto pointed to some “tiny steps” taken — wrangling over the release of Ukraine’s grain supplies, prisoner exchanges, mediation over a nuclear power plant — which show the potential for larger diplomatic efforts. “It’s important to see the sunlight at the end of the tunnel,” he said.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/01/20/davos-ukraine-wef-war-russia-support/

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      europravda -Top Ukrainian officials resign amid crackdown on corruption

      Several top Ukrainian officials, including the deputy minister of defence, have announced their resignations as the presidency warns of tough anti-graft measures.

        • It was scandalous. Once Victoria, wife of Dmitri, was finally able to convince her husband that she was not responsible, the whole picture immediately became much more sinister. Who would have done such a thing?

          It had snowed heavily the night before. Victoria got up and went to work as usual. She brushed the snow off her car in their tiny driveway. Dmitri was working from home so did not need his vehicle. It sat ahead of Victoria’s towards the garage door. Of course, their garage was never used for cars because it was too cluttered with, well, clutter. This was a problem they would have only dreamed of having back in their native Belarus. Even then, they were too modest and realistic by nature to have allowed themselves such silly fantasies. Never had they imagined having two cars. Canadians had no idea how lucky they were. Yet, here they now were in Canada, twenty years later, living the dream in middle-class suburbia, townhouse and all.

          Thinking back to this morning Victoria recalled seeing the living room light on in the neighbor’s house across the street. She rarely saw those people coming or going. When she arrived back home after work Dmitri confronted her.

          “Why did you do that?” he asked his wife as she entered the front door stomping the snow from her feet. He pointed past her to his car in the driveway. Victoria stood in her coat and boots, her purse in hand, taken aback.
          “What?”
          “On my car. The picture. You drew a stupid picture in the snow on my car.”
          “No, honey, I didn’t. What was it?”
          “Oh, you know.”
          “No really. Whatever it was I didn’t do it.”
          “Are you serious?”
          “Yes, I’m serious. Now what was the picture?” She was surprised Dmitri was so wound up.

          He went to the kitchen and came back with a pencil and a small note pad. He replicated the line drawing that had appeared on the snow-covered back window of his car in the driveway earlier in the day.
          “Oh my,” Victoria said. Dmitri had suspected his wife because of her ribald sense of humour, but he was satisfied by what seemed to be her sincere reaction.
          “Maybe we should get one of those cameras for the front,” she suggested.
          “No. It ends up on the cloud. Too much information.”

          The next day was brilliant, clear and sublime. The sun and the cold and the fresh, fluffy snow made the world a winter wonderland. Dmitri was out shoveling his half of the driveway they shared with their neighbor. By luck, the neighbor came out while he was there.

          “Good morning Ali,” said Dmitri.
          “Good morning,” Ali replied as he went to his car.
          “Ali,” Dmitri said reaching into his coat pocket, “do you have any idea who drew this picture on my car yesterday?” Dmitri showed Ali, who was from Egypt, the drawing he had scribbled for his wife. Ali glanced at the picture.
          “No,” he shook his head. “I didn’t do it.”
          “Not one of your kids, maybe?”
          “No, I’m quite sure. –Looks like an apple.”
          “An apple?”
          “Sure. There’s the stem.” Ali pointed to the line coming out of the top.
          “Well,” Dmitri snorted, “an apple isn’t the first thing that comes to my mind.”

          Ali shook his head and said he was in a hurry. He bid Dmitri a good day and drove off. The neighbor on the other side then appeared. His name was Olek. He and his wife were from Ukraine. They had a boy and a girl in their early teens. “Good morning, Olek,” Dmitri called. “How are you?”
          “Fine,” Olek replied. “It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it?”
          “Yes it is.” Dmitri dropped his snow shovel and scooted over to Olek, note pad in hand. “Olek, someone drew this on my car window yesterday. Please have a word with your children–kids will be kids, I know, but–.”
          “My children would never do such a thing,” Olek blurted. He was a big, burly bear of a man. “And I think you know that, Dmitri.” His tone was firm and Dmitri immediately felt bad. Olek’s pretty wife, Svetlana, came out the door. She walked up and looked at the picture. “It looks like a heart with a carrot coming out of the top.” Olek pointed with his eyes a serious, rectilinear arrow to the house across the street. Dmitri caught the signal but said nothing.

          Just then the neighbor on the other side of Ali came out of his house. His name was Larry. He was married to a nice Jamaican woman. They also had two children. Dmitri and Olek walked briskly over to have a word with him. Olek, now sufficiently suspicious, also wanted to know who the mischief maker was. Dmitri showed his pad to Larry. Larry’s eyes opened wide.
          “Sorry to bother you, Larry,” said Dmitri, “but have you got any idea who may have drawn such a picture on my car?”
          “Geeze, no, Dmitri,” replied Larry. “You know my kids–they’re both special needs.”

          Victoria then came outside to the front doorstep to have a smoke. She watched as Dmitri, Olek and Larry began trudging across the street. The neighbors over there were leaving to go somewhere. They were Russian. They had one boy who she guessed was around twenty years old. She knew from one brief exchange that they were from Moscow. Muscovites were notoriously snooty, which was pretty rich, she thought, considering most of the rest of Russians had never even seen a flush toilet.
          “Good morning Alex,” said Dmitri as the three men approached.
          “Good morning,” replied Alex Federov, turning around from the hatchback of his car, a little surprised by the sudden entourage.
          “Alex, I don’t suppose you would know the pervert who drew this picture on my car yesterday?”

          For a moment Alex Federov stared blankly at the simple line drawing. He then looked up at the three men and gave out a weary, heavy sigh. “No, Dmitri,” he started, “I have no idea who would draw such a thing on your car, but I can tell you exactly what it means.”
          “Oh?” replied Dmitri curiously. “Please do.”
          “Well,” said Federov as he pointed to the carrot, “that’s Zelensky.” He then paused a moment for effect, looking up to the eyes of the three men. Then he pointed back down to the heart in the picture and said, “and that’s all you guys.”

          Victoria took a long haul on her cigarette as she watched the exchange from afar. She had never meant to create an international incident.

    • Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine — reports

      German news magazine Der Spiegel and others published stories on Tuesday evening saying that the government in Berlin had decided to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

      This follows a long-running debate on the issue among NATO allies, and comes after Poland formally asked Berlin for permission to send some of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine earlier on Tuesday.

      Spiegel magazine reported that the decision would involve sending at least one company of Leopard 2A6 tanks. The 2A6 version is the second-newest available and the most recent available in larger numbers.

      Spiegel attributed its information to government sources but did not identify them. Broadcaster ntv issued a similar report, and the dpa news agency later said its “coalition sources” had said the same. But the government did not immediately comment publicly on the reports.

      Berlin must approve the export of German-made military equipment to third countries. Spiegel reported that other European countries, including some in Scandinavia, would also participate.

      New defense minister hinted at movement earlier on Tuesday
      On Tuesday morning, at a meeting with NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg in Berlin, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said “I am expecting a decision to be reached shortly” when it came to exporting Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

      Pistorius said that various preparatory work had already begun to facilitate such exports should they be approved, tackling issues like ordnance, maintenance and repairs, and training Ukrainian troops to operate them.

      “We are already preparing ourselves for all of that,” said Pistorius, who was only sworn in last Thursday following his predecessor’s resignation. “And for the event of a positive decision, we will then be capable of acting very quickly.”

      Defense Minister Pistorius: Germany won’t block allies from delivering tanks to Ukraine

      A decision or some form of announcement on this had been expected in some corners at last week’s meeting of NATO and other countries’ defense ministers at the US military air base in Ramstein in Germany, but it did not materialize. That was Pistorius’ second official day in the role, though his appointment had been announced on Tuesday.

      The news also coincides with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the US would consider sending some comparable Abrams tanks to Ukraine. One reason Germany had given for its reticence was not wanting to be seen as “going it alone” within NATO.

      https://www.dw.com/en/germany-to-send-leopard-2-tanks-to-ukraine-reports/a-64503898

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      Leopard tank maker Rheinmetall expects busy year

      Germany’s Rheinmetall is expecting a busy year or two as the company that makes the Leopard 2 tanks, badly wanted by Ukraine, expects sales to go as high as $13 billion by 2025.

    • NATO crossing more red lines: From proxy war to a direct NATO-Russia war?

      ( 49 min )

      Discussion with Colonel Douglas Macgregor on 24.01.2023

    • global news – Could Canada send tanks to Ukraine? “Everything is on the table,” Freeland says

      The Canadian Forces has roughly 112 Leopard 2s in several configurations, and the tanks were acquired from Germany in 2007 during the height of the war in Afghanistan.

    • ctv – Germany sending Leopard 2 battle tanks could end the war in Ukraine: analyst

      Military expert Ihor Kozak addresses how the Leopard 2 battle tanks could give Ukraine the ability to ‘finish this war in victory’.

    • CBC – Former defence minister calls on Ottawa to send tanks to Ukraine

      Former minister of national defence Peter MacKay tells Power & Politics he thinks Canada could deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine in a matter of weeks. ‘It all depends on how quickly the government and the Department of National Defence want to move,’ he said.

    • CNN – Retired general on how US tanks could affect Ukraine battlefield

      The Biden administration is finalizing plans to send US-made Abrams tanks to Ukraine and could make an announcement as soon as this week, according to three US officials familiar with the deliberations.

      Germany is also set to send its sought-after Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to help bolster the country’s war effort, Der Spiegel reported, attributing to unnamed sources.

    • europravda -Not a ‘magic bullet’: military experts weigh in on how western tanks could help Ukraine’s defence

      As Russia’s war in Ukraine rages on, the focus is increasingly on the need to provide Kyiv with Western tanks.

      While thousands of the armoured vehicles have been destroyed on both sides, Ukraine overwhelmingly uses older Soviet-era tanks, and is gradually running out.

    • channel 4 – Germany WILL send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine – reports

      German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. This comes after weeks of intense pressure and this morning a formal request or was it an ultimatum from Poland: allow the US to send our Leopards to Ukraine or we’ll do it anyway.

  9. Kristi Noem’s Cell Phone Gets Hacked – She Blames J6 Committee, Calls For Attorney General Investigation
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published January 24, 2023 at 11:15am
    25 Comments

    The Jan 6th panel “inadvertently” leaked out the social security numbers of almost 2,000 Republican officials and their family members.

    This included Texas Governor Greg Abbott and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.

    They weren’t even warned of the release after it happened!

    Hot Air reported:

    At least no one can say that the January 6 committee didn’t have an impact! Greg Abbott, Kristi Noem, Henry McMaster, and their families will have to guard against identity theft for the rest of their lives, thanks to the committee’s work in exposing their Social Security numbers.

    How many numbers got exposed? “Around 1900” of them, according to the Washington Post, which came from White House visitor logs supplied to the committee. The J6 committee failed to redact those from a spreadsheet released to the public as part of its final report on the riot.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/kristi-noems-cell-phone-gets-hacked-blames-j6-committee-calls-attorney-general-investigation/

  10. DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – Turkey threatens to block Sweden’s NATO bid after a Quran-burning at a protest

    Sweden should not expect Turkey’s support for its NATO membership bid after a copy of the Quran was burned in a Stockholm protest, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Far-right Danish-Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan burnt a copy of the Quran during a protest last Saturday afternoon outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Erdogan said in a speech after a cabinet meeting, “Those who allow such blasphemy in front of our embassy can no longer expect our support for their NATO membership. If you love members of terrorist organizations and enemies of Islam so much and protect them, then we advise you to seek their support for your countries’ security,” he added.

    The Swedish government distanced itself from the action, but referred to the freedom of expression that applies in the Nordic country. “Freedom of expression is a fundamental part of democracy,” Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson wrote on Twitter, “But what is legal is not necessarily appropriate. Burning books that are holy to many is a deeply disrespectful act,” he added. His Tweet, on Saturday, was too late to stop Turkey from cancelling a planned visit by Swedish Defense Minister Pal Jonson. Ankara also summoned Stockholm’s ambassador for a dressing down.

    On Sunday, dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the Swedish consulate in Istanbul, where they burned a Swedish flag. Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom declined to comment on Erdogan’s remarks immediately on Monday. He, however, did say, “Sweden will respect the agreement that exists between Sweden, Finland and Turkey regarding our NATO membership,” .

    Sweden is trying to convince Turkey to ratify it and Finland’s bids to join NATO. For a bid to succeed, it would need support from all the military alliance members. Turkey and Hungary were the only holdouts, but Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has promised that his parliament would ratify the two bids next month. Even before the weekend events, Turkey demanded Stockholm hand over Kurdish activists. Erdogan, on Monday, again criticized Sweden for allowing pro-Kurdish groups, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, to hold rallies in the country. The PKK is considered a terrorist group in Turkey, the European Union and the United States, but its symbols are not banned in Sweden.
    “So you will let terror organizations run wild on your avenues and streets and then expect our support for getting into NATO. That’s not happening,” Erdogan said.

    • Turkey condemns Quran protest in the Netherlands

      ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it summoned the Dutch ambassador following a demonstration targeting Islam’s holy book, days after a similar protest in Sweden tensed relations.

      Edwin Wagensveld, Dutch leader of the far-right Pegida movement in the Netherlands, on Sunday tore pages out of a copy of the Quran near the Dutch parliament and stomped on the pages. Police looked on but did not intervene.
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      “It is about freedom of expression and I think that should be possible in the Netherlands,” Wagensveld said in a video posted on the site of Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

      https://www.ad.nl/den-haag/pegida-voorman-verscheurt-koran-bij-demonstratie-voor-gebouw-tweede-kamer~ad60e4c6/
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      The Turkish foreign ministry said in its statement that it condemned the “vile attack,” which it said was proof of Islamophobia, discrimination and xenophobia in Europe. The ministry told the Dutch ambassador they expected concrete precautions to prevent and not permit similar demonstrations in the future, and that authorities take action against Wagensveld.

      Relations between Turkey and the Netherlands were shattered in 2017 when Dutch authorities barred Turkish officials from campaigning for a referendum among the Turkish diaspora there. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan upped the ante by comparing the Dutch to Nazis, and ambassadors were withdrawn.

      https://apnews.com/article/politics-turkey-government-netherlands-islam-4e0f25bc7ee4458e63322f633eda65bc

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      NETHERLANDS – Dutch leader of far-right PEGIDA group desecrates copy of Quran

      Edwin Wagensveld’s destruction of Islam’s holiest book is the second such anti-Muslim incident in Europe in less than a week igniting protests and international condemnation.

      The Dutch leader of the far-right group, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA), has desecrated a copy of the Quran in the Netherlands, threatening to escalate the already tense situation following a similar anti-Muslim incident in Sweden over the weekend.

      A video posted on social media on Monday showed anti-Muslim provocateur Edwin Wagensveld tearing apart Islam’s holy book before showing it being set on fire.

      After he was arrested on two previous occasions because of his anti-Muslim activities, Wagensveld claimed in the video that he received permission from the city of The Hague for the “destruction of the Quran.”

      A separate post on his Instagram account showed a letter, signed by Mayor of The Hague Jan van Zanen allowing him to use “objects” in his protest, but prohibiting him from burning it due to public safety.

      “The right to protest and the right to freedom of expression are constitutionally and treaty-protected human rights and freedoms,” the letter said.

      But it added that “in principle burning objects is not permitted, because this can cause danger.”

      As Wagensveld tore a page out of the holy book and scrunched it up, he said:

      “Soon, there will be registrations for similar actions in several cities, time to answer disrespect from Islam with disrespect.”

      He then continued to tear apart the Quran, throwing pages to the floor before saying: “After having a nice bite to eat and a drink with our group, it was then time to burn the Quran’s remains.”

      The video clip then shows the Quran and its torn-out pages burning in a fire in an object resembling a frying pan placed on a floor.

      “People who know and follow us know that we never give up, we do not let ourselves be intimidated by violence and death threats,” he said.

      The destruction of a copy of Quran comes just days after another burning incident in Sweden on Saturday, which ignited condemnation and protests around the Muslim world.

      The anti-Muslim leader Rasmus Paludan had burned the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm after receiving permission from the Swedish government.

      https://www.trtworld.com/europe/dutch-leader-of-far-right-pegida-group-desecrates-copy-of-quran-64795

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      https://twitter.com/EWagensveld/status/1617215054276923392

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    • Far right Dutch politician desecrates Qur’an in second incident over a week

      The Dutch leader of far-right group, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) tore pages of holy Qur’an in the second anti-Islam incident in Europe during the past week.

      Edwin Wagensveld tore out pages from the holy Qur’an in the Hague, the administrative capital of the Netherlands on Sunday before posting a video of the provocative move on Twitter.

      The local police have reportedly issued the permission for the heinous act on the condition that he did not burn the holy book.

      The video showed that he later burned the torn-out pages in a pan.
      Last October, Dutch police arrested him before he had a chance to burn a Quran during a rally attended by small group of Pegida supporters in Rotterdam.

      This makes the second Islamophobic act after Danish-Swedish far-right activist Rasmus Paludan burnt a copy of holy Qur’an in front of Turkish embassy in Sweden.

      The insult has drawn much condemnation from across the world of Islam for the perpetrator and also the Swedish authorities who issued permission for the heinous act saying that it should not be justified as freedom of expression.

      Türkiye strongly condemns ‘despicable act’ on Quran in Netherlands!

      Türkiye has summoned the Dutch ambassador in Ankara, Joep Wijnands, over “a vile attack” on Quran, Islam’s holy book, in The Hague.

      “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the vile attack of an anti-Islamic person in The Hague, Netherlands, on January 22, targeting our holy book, the Quran,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

      “This despicable act, which, after Sweden, took place this time in the Netherlands, insulting our sacred values and containing a hate crime, is a clear declaration that Islamophobia, discrimination and xenophobia know no bounds in Europe,” it added.

      “These actions directly target the fundamental rights and freedoms, moral values and social tolerance of not only Muslims but all humanity, and it also harms the culture of living together in peace,” the statement stressed.

      Ambassador Joep Wijnands was told that Türkiye condemns “the heinous and despicable act” and demands that the Netherlands do not allow such “provocative acts”.

      “We expect the Dutch authorities to take necessary actions against the perpetrator of the incident and to implement concrete measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents,” it added.

      The Dutch leader of the far-right group, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA), desecrated a copy of the Quran in the Netherlands on Monday, threatening to escalate the already tense situation following a similar anti-Muslim incident in Sweden over the weekend.

      A video posted on social media on Monday showed anti-Muslim provocateur Edwin Wagensveld tearing apart Islam’s holy book before showing it being set on fire.

      After he was arrested on two previous occasions because of his anti-Muslim activities, Wagensveld claimed in the video that he received permission from the city of The Hague for the “destruction of the Quran”.

      Quran burning incident in Sweden

      The destruction of a copy of the Quran comes just days after another burning incident in Sweden on Saturday, which ignited condemnation and protests around the Muslim world.

      The anti-Muslim leader Rasmus Paludan had burned the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm after receiving permission from the Swedish government.

      In response, Ankara cancelled Swedish Defence Minister Pal Jonson’s upcoming visit to Türkiye.

  11. Attorney Mike Davis: If They Can Link Hunter Biden Document to Biden’s Stolen Documents Then He Must Resign – Could Face Espionage Fine (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published January 24, 2023 at 11:24am
    91 Comments

    As reported earlier by Cristina Laila – According to emails uncovered from the “Laptop from Hell,” Hunter Biden sent his business partner Devon Archer a very detailed email on Ukraine on April 13, 2014 – just one week before Joe Biden visited Ukraine to meet with then-Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

    It appears that Hunter Biden was emailing Devon Archer information he received from a briefing his father and Vice President Joe Biden held earlier. Or the information may have come directly from top-secret documents

    On Tuesday morning attorney Mike Davis, the founder of The Article III Project, joined Steve Bannon on The War Room to discuss the importance of this shocking revelation.

    According to Mike Davis, if Joe Biden leaked this information to his son who then shared it with the Ukrainian government, then Joe Biden would have to resign and could serve time in prison.

    Mike Davis: President Biden would have to resign. If they can prove this, if you can link the stolen classified documents to this document, and lining Biden’s pockets, making millions of dollars off of their stolen classified intel on Ukraine, he’d have to resign…

    …Much less than this gets sent people gets people sent to prison. There was a woman who was just sent to prison – working for the military in Hawaii, and she took classified documents from her office to her home. There was no evidence that she misused the documents, that she just transported them. The Biden Justice Department had her put in prison. So if you’re going to put someone in prison for just transporting documents from your office to your home, with no evidence of misuse, what’s the espionage crime?

    If you’re stealing classified documents and using it to make millions of dollars for your family, Biden would have to resign. There would be criminal charges.

    Bye-Bye, Crazy Uncle Joe.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/attorney-mike-davis-can-link-hunter-biden-document-bidens-stolen-documents-must-resign-face-espionage-fine-video/

  12. Bill Gates Predicts Another Pandemic Which Could be Man-Made and Worse than COVID-19
    By Jim Hoft
    Published January 24, 2023 at 11:00am
    360 Comments

    Bill Gates issued a warning during his visit to Australia about the impending threat of another pandemic, one that could be much more devastating than Covid and could be man-made, Daily Mail reported.

    On Monday, Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed global health, pandemic preparedness, food security, and ‘climate change’ in an in-depth interview with Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr. Michael Fullilove.

    Gates urged that world leaders must put aside their differences and work together to prepare for the next epidemic.

    While Gates claims that no country did the right thing in its response to the Covid pandemic, he praised Australia and seven other countries that did “population scale diagnostics early on and had quarantine policies.”

    “So nobody, I would say, gets an A on this one. Sadly, epidemics come along so rarely that it’s easy to be incompetent.”

    “You know, earthquakes, fires, they come more often, storms. And so governments, you know, they’re pretty good on fires. You know, there hasn’t been a 5000-death fire in the world for a long, long time. Epidemics, hopefully, this will get us to take them seriously, at least for the next 20 or 30 years,” he said.

    “With the pandemic, we were foolish not to have the tools, the practice, and global capacity to be on standby like we do with fire or earthquakes.”

    “So we need to be doing, every five years, a really comprehensive exercise at both country and regional level of pandemic preparedness,” said Gates. “And you need a global group that’s kind of scoring everybody. And saying, hey, if you’re not participating in this, you could be the source of the next pandemic. And that’s bad for the entire world. This is like a fire that goes global.”

    During the discussion, Bill Gates praised human innovation.

    “The amount of IQ in the world that’s being educated, the quality of the tools we have to drive forward, or innovation, whether it’s in health or energy or education, those are fantastic things.”

    Gates cautioned that this might be exploited by those who wish to destroy the world, suggesting that with great minds comes a downside.

    “Some of the tools of biology could actually be used by a bioterrorist,” Gates said.

    “Risk comes from two sources. One is nature, which generally are diseases of animals, zoonosis that comes across and infects humans, in this case, a bat virus. It’s one of the four big families of viruses that we know its receptors can change, that they attach to the human lung and become human respiratory disease. And that’s the main thing to worry about is respiratory disease, because you get very fast human-to-human spread.”

    Gates emphasized that countries should have standby tools, both antivirals and vaccines, that can fight infections.

    “So there’s a class that’s got measles in it, a class of flu, a class of coronavirus, and a fourth class, all of which we need to have standby tools, both antivirals and vaccines that can deal with those. It’s very doable. So on the tool’s front, we can be far more prepared,” Gates said.

    Gates also called for surveillance to track and monitor people.

    “So the big scary thing is how quickly things can go global. And that’s why you need both sewage and air surveillance in all airports. So that you can quickly see is there something out of the ordinary that’s spreading? And the tools for that will be available.”

    It can be recalled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $1.27 billion to “advance progress toward the global goals” during United Nations General Assembly week last month, with $200 million going toward the development of an invasive global digital ID system.

    ‘We see the greatest progress when governments, the private sector, and local communities collaborate in global health programs,” said Bill Gates, co-chair. “The commitment this week to combat preventable diseases and save millions more lives through the Global Fund replenishment is a great step forward in getting back on track to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.”

    Even Tony Blair, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, has advocated for the development of “national digital infrastructure” to facilitate the distribution of new vaccines and to determine who is vaccinated or who is not for future pandemics during the WEF summit at Davos, Switzerland.

    During the conversation, Gates expressed concern that the politically weak Biden regime could have global repercussions.

    “The US is politically weaker today, I would say than it’s been, and that’s scary for the world. The current world system is designed around US leadership. And as other countries have gotten richer, these middle-income countries, including China and India, need to play a stronger role in world governance. And how the US seeds the kind of unique role we’ve had and makes that all work, particularly given our political polarization. There’s a lot to worry about there.”

    You can watch the full video below:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/bill-gates-predicts-another-pandemic-man-made-worse-covid-19/

    • As I have said before bioweapons are the WMD of WWII.

      We are witnessing a semi new form of war, the super rich and the Corporations they control are waging war on their customers. This war is being fought to impose a new feudal system on the earth.

      Included in the goals of the self proclaimed elite is the death of most of the human race. This is being justified by claims of saving the environment. The real reason is that robots are taking over most of the grunts work jobs. This means fewer people are needed to do the jobs that robots can’t currently fill.

      Issac Asimov the science fiction author (a collectivist) predicted this in his early works “This Caves of Steel” and “The Naked Sun”. His solution was to get rid of the robots and stop trying to eliminate disease. At that time he thought that the right would be making themselves the new feudal overlords. Now it is the collectivist left that want to impose a one world Marxist slave society on the human race.

  13. HUGE: Arizona Senate Presentation Reveals That Hundreds Of Failed Tabulators In Maricopa County Likely Misread A QUARTER MILLION Ballots During 2022 Election – Lake’s Team Says “MORE EVIDENCE TO COME” (VIDEO)
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published January 24, 2023 at 10:45am
    182 Comments

    The newly formed Arizona Senate Elections Committee, chaired by State Senator Wendy Rogers, heard a major presentation on voter irregularities and signature verification failures in Maricopa County’s 2022 Midterm Election.

    We The People AZ Alliance co-founder and chairman Shelby Busch delivered this phenomenal presentation regarding voting machine or ballot printer failures and the potential voter fraud that occurred while “verifying” ballot signatures.

    The Gateway Pundit reported live on this true bombshell hearing by the Elections Committee.

    As The Gateway Pundit reported in November 2022, Shelby Busch, We The People AZ Alliance, and State Legislators compared and presented voter registration forms with signatures on over 100,000 2020 ballot envelopes and identified a staggering 20% error rate in signature verification.

    After determining that OVER 420,000 ballot affidavits “failed signature verification in the 2020 Election,” based on their review of roughly 25% of 1.9 million envelopes, Busch and her team extrapolated this data. They concluded that there were “a total of 290,644 failed signatures in the 2022 Election.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/huge-arizona-senate-presentation-reveals-hundreds-failed-tabulators-maricopa-county-likely-misread-quarter-million-ballots-2022-election-lakes-team-says-evidence-com/

  14. BREAKING: Former Vice President Mike Pence Finds Classified Documents in His Indiana Home – Discovered Last Week
    By Jim Hoft
    Published January 24, 2023 at 11:37am
    392 Comments

    And, once again, Mike Pence saves the day for Joe Biden and Democrats!

    Mike Pence was rummaging around his home and found classified documents he took home with him as Vice President.

    It wasn’t that long ago that Mike Pence told CNN he did not take any classified documents with him when he left office

    On Tuesday Mike Pence told Congress he found classified documents at his Indiana home.
    He found the documents last week.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/breaking-former-vice-president-mike-pence-finds-classified-documents-indiana-home-found-last-week/

  15. Overpopulation Via Immigration Is Destroying America’s Environment
    Limiting immigration would reduce pressure on the American housing market, slow the rate of ecological damage in the American southwest, and boost national cohesion.

    By Josiah Lippincott
    January 23, 2023
    America is overpopulated. Unchecked population growth over the last 70 years, driven by immigration rather than a healthy birth rate, now poses a serious ecological threat in the American West and a monumental social and political challenge in the rest of the country.

    Since the passage of the Hart-Cellar Act in 1965, which radically overhauled American immigration policy to favor third-world migrants, tens of millions of additional human beings legally and illegally entered the country. Pew Research estimates that without the Hart-Cellar Act, the United States would have had 72 million fewer people as of 2015.

    That would have been a much better America.

    In 1965, when polled on immigration policy, 70 percent of Americans argued for keeping immigration levels the same or decreasing them. At the time, only 5 percent of Americans were foreign born. Today, that cohort is 13 percent. In other words, Congress ignored the will of the American people in order to dramatically alter the demographic makeup of the nation.

    Immigration radically transformed American society, yes, but it also radically altered the literal American landscape. Mass immigration fueled a population boom on the West Coast that the nation simply does not have the infrastructure or resources to handle.

    https://amgreatness.com/2023/01/23/overpopulation-via-immigration-is-destroying-americas-environment/

  16. Lawyer’s Report from Brazil “Lulag”: “This is a Clear Violation of Legal Standards”
    By Richard Abelson
    Published January 24, 2023 at 3:00pm
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    Gateway Pundit spoke to one of the lawyers defending the “Lulag” prisoners in Brasilia, Dr. Claudio Luis Caiano from São Paulo, Brazil, representing the legal organization SouLivre (I’m Free). Caiano says the dentention without evidence of around 700 detainees is a “clear violation of legal standards” and that detainees will be entitled to damages.

    How many prisoners are being held?

    The charges range from incitement to crime and criminal association to overthrow of the democratic state and terrorism. There is no evidence for any of the accusations. They were generalized in a way that the conduct was not individualized. This is forbidden in the Brazilian legal system and in the federal constitution.

    How were the prisoners treated?

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/lawyers-report-brazil-lulag-clear-violation-legal-standards/

  17. Columnist: How One Of Trump’s Executive Orders Saved His Life – “A Brand-New World For Me”
    By ProTrumpNews Staff
    Published January 24, 2023 at 2:40pm
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    Columnist Bill Robinson wrote an op-ed telling the story of how an executive order signed by Donald Trump saved his life.

    Robinson was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease in 2017

    He began dialysis treatments and was in need of a new kidney.

    In 2019, Donald Trump signed the executive order “Advancing American Kidney Health.”

    The executive order reformed the kidney treatment industry.

    CNBC reported (July 2019):

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/columnist-one-trumps-executive-order-saved-life-brand-new-world/

  18. California Democrats consider wealth tax — including for people who moved out of state
    Several Democrat-led states introduced similar measures in effort to tax rich even more

    California lawmakers are pushing legislation that would impose a new tax on the state’s wealthiest residents — even if they’ve already moved to another part of the country

    Assemblyman Alex Lee, a progressive Democrat, last week introduced a bill in the California State Legislature that would impose an extra annual 1.5% tax on those with a “worldwide net worth” above $1 billion, starting as early as January 2024.

    As early as 2026, the threshold for being taxed would drop: those with a worldwide net worth exceeding $50 million would be hit with a 1% annual tax on wealth, while billionaires would still be taxed 1.5%.

    Worldwide wealth extends beyond annual income to include diverse holdings such as farm assets, arts and other collectibles, and stocks and hedge fund interest.

    CALIFORNIA FACES BUDGET DEFICIT DESPITE NEARLY $100 BILLION SURPLUS LAST FISCAL YEAR

    The legislation is a modified version of a wealth tax approved in the California Assembly in 2020, which the Democrat-led state Senate declined to pass.

    The current version just introduced includes measures to allow California to impose wealth taxes on residents even years after they left the state and moved elsewhere

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-democrats-consider-wealth-tax-people-moved-out-state

  19. WATCH: McCarthy Officially Rejects Appointments of Swalwell and Schiff for House Intel Committee – Then GOES OFF on Schiff to Lefty Reporters!
    By Cristina Laila
    Published January 24, 2023 at 7:14pm
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    House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday officially rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.

    “I am committed to returning the House Intel Committee to one of genuine honesty and credibility that regains the trust of the American people,” McCarthy said.

    Both Schiff and Swalwell should be permanently banned from ever accessing classified information.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/watch-mccarthy-officially-rejects-appointments-swalwell-schiff-house-intel-committee-goes-off-schiff-lefty-reporters/

  20. Ha ha
    Druthers Newspaper

    Meta/Facebook trained an AI on 48 million science papers and released it to the public, but shut the AI down after 2 days because, according to Meta, it “spewed misinformation” and made anti-vaccine claims. Almost as soon as it hit the web, users questioned the AI with all sorts of hardball scientific questions, with the AI at one point responding “vaccines do cause autism.”

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