Reader’s Links for February 1, 2023

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    • Among the excellent points made, he says that old fool who disparages Russian fighting capability knows nothing about the country or the people today. That sort repeats the same cliches about revanchist commie-types wanting to reign over a new Soviet Union or Tzar Vlad lusting after maximal Empire.

      They’re not listening to 80% of the Russian people, they’re not reading the transcripts of Putin’s lengthy speeches. They cherry-pick phrases, invert the meaning, then repeat talking points to mocking-bird media.

      They’re stuck in the same rut as pathetic “sovietologists” like Farkas and Nuland. Their jargon is so dated it’s hilarious. Like they stopped paying attention after they graduated from university.

      Then there are the denizens of the former Polish-Lithuanian Empire who suck hatred of Russia with their mothers’ milk. Grievances go back centuries, incandescent hate is pathological. Some, like Zbigniew Brzezinski are actually brilliant, which makes them all the more dangerous.

        • I don’t know if nukes will be used or not. What I do know is that a major peer or near peer war in Europe is unwinnable by either side without nukes being used.

          I also know that there will be fighting in all nations during this war.

      • My Russki can’t even talk to his son in Kiev without getting into an argument. (Understatement.) It just keeps getting worse. Friends from the Russian Orthodox Church say it’s the same with their families in Kharkiv.

        They must be the victims of some sort of psyops. Like an alien takeover of the mind. We’re advised to try to keep reasonable ourselves, keep talking (even screaming) every day.

        • It feels like this is something the Russians, Canadians, American alphabet agencies are all engaged in. French against English, men against women, black skinned people against White skinned people, IMO all orchestrated mostly by leftists. This includes “dialectic Jews” and “dialectic Christians”, meaning leftist Jews who knowingly act in a manner that will foment antisemitism and Christians that denigrate Christian beliefs and cultures and rituals.

          The Russia Ukraine thing feels like that is a central tenet of it. It also is meant to divide people here over that issue. People here wear Ukrainian symbols because of the war over the Donbas when they would never have done the same for Canada or the US for wars we were actually in.

          Do they think it’s the Super Bowl of wars or something?

          • You are right this war was designed to hurt the West and help Russia.

            This war is a combination of the Napoleonic wars, the Hundred Years war and The wars in Italy during the 15th Centuries. Nations will change sides depending on who is their current ruler. There is a good chance this war will last well into the 22nd Century.

          • Yeah, super bowl, football.

            Over there it’s unbelievable. We’ll have to get professional help from shrinks with experience with prisoners of war. The priest from the Orthodox Church is wonderful, but he doesn’t have the contacts anymore. Mentioning his name on the phone might put families at risk in Kharkiv.

    • PBS – JAN 31 2023 – Putin and the Presidents: Antony Blinken

      Antony Blinken is currently the U.S. secretary of state. He held multiple roles in the Obama administration, including deputy secretary of state from 2015 to 2017, deputy national security advisor to the president, and national security advisor to then-Vice President Joe Biden. From 1994 to 2001, Blinken was a member of President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council staff.

      The following interview was conducted by the Kirk Documentary Group’s Michael Wiser for FRONTLINE on Oct. 14, 2022.

      It has been edited for clarity and length.

      This interview is being published as part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, an effort to open up the source material behind our documentaries.

      Explore the transcript of this interview, and others, on the FRONTLINE website:

    • France, Australia to supply Ukraine with artillery shells

      PARIS (AP) — France and Australia announced Monday plans to jointly produce and send several thousand 155-millimeter artillery shells to Ukraine, starting in the coming weeks.

      The multimillion-dollar plan is the latest offer of support for Ukraine by both countries, and comes amid growing appeals from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for heavy weaponry and long-term supplies from Western allies nearly a year into Russia’s war on Ukraine.

      The joint announcement, made by Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles and French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu, also appeared aimed at sending a signal that the two countries have overcome a damaging dispute over submarines.

      Australia secretly jettisoned a $60 billion contract for conventional French submarines in 2021 in favor of a deal for nuclear-powered submarines made by the U.S. and Britain instead, deeply harming French-Australian relations.

      The production of artillery shells for Ukraine will be led by French manufacturer Nexter in cooperation with Australian manufacturers, the defense ministers said. They did not provide further details, citing national security.

      “I’m pleased to announce that Australia and France are working together to supply 155-millimeter ammunition to Ukraine, to make sure Ukraine is able to stay in this conflict and see it concluded on its own terms,” Marles said.

      Lecornu said they aim to send the first shells in the first quarter of this year, and that the project is meant to secure a steady supply of shells to Ukraine over time.

      Tucker: There is nothing more sinister than this

    • We Canadians would not have to “tolerate” this whining whelp if the NDP / New Dole Party under pompous Jagmeet Singh would stop kissing up.

    • ctv –MPs vote unanimously to have Canada resettle 10,000 displaced Uyghur people

      OTTAWA – Members of Parliament have unanimously called on Ottawa to start a refugee program to resettle 10,000 Uyghurs fleeing persecution in China.

      Liberal MP Sameer Zuberi proposed the motion last June, calling on the government to launch a program in 2024 to bring Uyghurs and other Muslims of Turkic origin to Canada.

      The UN Human Rights Office reported last August that China is committing “grave human rights violations” against Uyghur people, and that some who fled to other countries have been “forcibly returned,” though Beijing rejects these reports.

      The motion, which is not binding, calls on Canada to develop a plan within four months to take in 10,000 Uyghur people over the course of two years.

      The idea is to resettle people from countries such as Turkey rather than directly from China, with Zuberi arguing there is no safe way to do the latter.

      The Commons passed a motion in February 2021 that recognized China’s treatment of the Uyghur people as a genocide, though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet abstained from the vote, saying more international investigations were needed.


      CBC – MPs vote unanimously to urge Canada to resettle 10,000 displaced Uyghur people

      The idea is to resettle Uyghurs from other countries rather than directly from China

      […]The idea is to resettle people from countries such as Turkey rather than directly from China. Zuberi argues there is no safe way to do the latter.

    • FEB 2021 – reuters – China is committing genocide, says Canada

      Canada’s parliament passed a non-binding motion saying China’s treatment of the Uighur Muslim constitutes genocide, putting pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to take a tougher line on the issue.

    • OCTOBER 2022 – Sameer Zuberi discusses motion to resettle Uyghur refugees

      In Ottawa, Liberal MP Sameer Zuberi holds a news conference ahead of the first debate on his motion to resettle Uyghurs and Turkic Muslims who have fled the Xinjiang region of China.

      He is joined by Mehmet Tohti, executive director of the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project, and Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, board member for the Canadian International Council.

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – ‘This is not a concentration camp’: Analyst Victor Gao on China’s Uighur prisons

      China has locked up more than 1 million ethnic Uighurs in internment camps in the north-western region of Xinjiang.

      Recent weeks have thrown up even more evidence of these camps. Leaked Communist Party papers reveal amongst other things, instructions from the top on showing ‘absolutely no mercy’ in Xinjiang.

      How does this week’s guest, Chinese academic and lawyer Victor Gao, justify China’s catalogue of human rights abuses

    • ctv – FEB 01 2023 – PM Trudeau defends appointment of Amira Elghawaby | New anti-Islamophobia advisor

      Justin Trudeau is standing by Amira Elghawaby, the new representative to combat Islamophobia, despite complaints from the Quebec government.

      • National Council Canadian Muslims formerly CAIR-CAN former Communications Director was Amira Elghawaby.

        What did she have to say about Queen Elizabeth II?
        “It’s very existence (UK) and survival is built upon oppression it benefited from throughout its shameful history. Britain is one of the most powerful symbols of racial oppression. The monarchy in Canada should be dissolved because Queen Elizabeth II was racist.

        Shortly after the death of Queen Elizabeth, Mazin Abdul-Adhim, Canadian leader of the terror group, Hibz it Tahrir issued a similar statement.

        Well of course Justine would approve of this woman.

    • Liberal MPs on Amira Elghawaby’s appointment, federal electoral boundaries – February 1, 2023

      Ministers and Liberal MPs speak with reporters on Parliament Hill as the federal party holds its weekly caucus meeting.

      Ahmed Hussen (housing), Salma Zahid, Anthony Housefather, Ginette Petitpas Taylor (official languages), Seamus O’Regan (labour), and Omar Alghabra (transport) are asked about the ongoing controversy surrounding comments about Quebec made by Amira Elghawaby, the federal government’s special representative to combat Islamophobia.

    • The positive side of whatever her name is today, she is proof that anyone can “work” their way to the top.

      If the Prime Minister of Canada invites illegals to walk into Canada, is he not committing an illegal act? Is the world illegal still allowed in Clown World?

  1. This Tells You All You Need to Know: Satanic Temple Announces Launch of Clinic to Provide “Religious Abortions” in New Mexico
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 1, 2023 at 7:15am

    Choose your side:
    The Satanic Temple joined Democrats in their battle against the Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling on Roe v. Wade.

    The Satanic Temple released a statement following the ruling on their plans to fight in court for the right to “religious abortion.”

    The satanists believe abortion is a “religious” sacrament.

    On Wednesday the Satanic Temple announced they will open a “religious medical services clinic” in New Mexico. The clinic will provide free religious medication abortion care to women in the state.

    SALEM, MA — The Satanic Temple announces the launch of its first reproductive health clinic, which will provide free religious medication abortion care in New Mexico. TST Health, The Satanic Temple’s religious medical services arm, will provide telehealth screenings and appointments and prescribe abortion medication for its patients.

    According to TST Health’s website, anyone in New Mexico seeking to perform The Satanic Temple’s abortion ritual will be able to receive free online medical services. Patients undergo a confidential screening and virtual appointment before having their prescriptions sent to the clinic’s pharmacy partner, who will mail the medications in a discreet package. The pharmacy’s fees will fall around $90 USD in order to keep prices at a minimum. TST Health’s licensed medical staff will be available for patient questions and concerns and will initiate follow-up communications with patients. In addition, the clinic has a dedicated patient hotline that is on call 24/7.

    The Satanic Temple hopes to expand operations into other states, including those that do not allow clinicians to perform abortions. “TST is proud to expand reproductive options for our members. This is just the beginning,” said Erin Helian, Executive Director of Campaigns. “We will remain steadfast as we continue the fight to uphold reproductive justice in the United States.” The Satanic Temple has argued in its lawsuits against Texas that under the First Amendment, and federal and state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, its abortion ritual is exempt from restrictions and bans because the procedure is an essential part of religious practice.

    TST Health has named the facility “The Samuel Alito’s Mom’s Satanic Abortion Clinic.” “In 1950, Samuel Alito’s mother did not have options, and look what happened,” said Malcolm Jarry, the cofounder of TST. “Prior to 1973, doctors who performed abortions could lose their licenses and go to jail. The clinic’s name serves to remind people just how important it is to have the right to control one’s body and the potential ramifications of losing that right.”

    For more information, visit,, and

  2. 4:14

    “…Personal car ownership is part of America’s fabric…”

    The war on cars has been crystal clear in my town for many years. Confounding and dangerous bike lanes, barriers, redesigned roads, obstructive curbs, inexplicably closed roads, and many, many other tactics have been deployed to discourage car use.

    We know the “15-minute City” really means a 15-minute prison yard.

    Prager U:

  3. A statement from the past President of the Ontario Medical Association Dr.Samatha Hill that made equity, diversity and inclusion the pillar of her presidency:

    “They say, ‘Let no crisis be wasted’. COVID is an international crisis of epic proportions, which presented opportunities to showcase members to the public, raise physician street cred, and promote awareness to all the ways you help Ontarians. COVID presented opportunities to reinforce the need for physician leadership in addressing health-care initiatives such as Ontario Health Teams, vaccinations, mental health and acute chronic backlogs. Sadly, COVID also presented an opportunity to raise the spectre of gender and race equity within the profession and health care as a whole. All these opportunities came at tragic costs pain in human lives and human suffering. They could not be wasted, I like to think we didn’t.

    Nice to see the priorities of a woman who represented 43,000 doctors in Ontario during a “pandemic”.

    • europravda – Nursing shortages: Helper robots are being deployed to ease the burden on overworked hospital staff

      Robots currently being trialled in hospitals around the world can deliver prescriptions and work around the clock, including night shifts.

    • zero hedge – epoch times – Pfizer CEO Made ‘Misleading’ Statements On Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19: UK Watchdog

      Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has made “misleading” and unsubstantiated statements on the merit of giving COVID-19 vaccines to young children, according to a case report published by a UK pharmaceutical watchdog on Jan. 27.

      During an interview with the BBC published on Dec. 2, 2021, Bourla was asked whether he believed it was likely that 5- to 11-year-olds in the UK and Europe would be vaccinated against COVID-19 and whether it was a good idea.

      The interview was published after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorised the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for young children, but the UK’s medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), didn’t approve the product for the same age group until Dec. 22, 2021.

      While acknowledging that it was up to the UK authorities to decide whether or not to approve and deploy the vaccines, Bourla replied, “I believe it’s a very good idea.”

      He cited disruptions in education and the potential of developing so-called long-COVID, saying, “so there is no doubt in my mind about the benefits completely are in favour of doing it.”


    • CDC funded panel drops BOMBSHELL on vaccine injuries

      The American Board of Internal Medicine, which is the very same board that is trying to discredit and strip Doctor Peter McCullough of his license, and which is funded in part by the CDC, held a meeting to talk about “countering misinformation” about adverse effects of the vaccines.

      The Daily Clout broke this story and you can read their full report here:

    • Clayton Morris: We are watching EVERYTHING collapse and here’s the proof

      The United States is a country completely run by special interests in the Biopharmaceutical complex… big Pharma drives all policy decisions in Washington. Big Pharma makes a boat load of money off of gender reassignment surgeries… is it any wonder that the Biden administration is happy to go along with these horrific surgeries?

  4. On its surface one can argue the Hungarian FM’s position on this is wrong, that freedom of expression comes first. However, Hungary does not exist in a geopolitically fair world. Being at war with Brussels means using Brussels’ own bogus woke narratives against it where necessary. It also serves as leverage and opportunity in much-needed trade.

    • They don’t even try to understand.

      Excerpt from forthcoming translation of a book by an author I hate. The best analysts of the war happen to be aligned with Russia. I mostly hate them, but they have insights worthy of attention.


      • Eastern European countries have—whether they like it or not—cultural, economic and historical links with Russia. This is particularly true of the former USSR republics (such as the Baltic States, Belarus and Ukraine), which have large Russian-speaking minorities and whose industries were largely complementary to Russia’s.

      • The EU has not succeeded in integrating the Eastern countries into a common European spirit. These countries have been brutally plunged into a European culture of [repressive] tolerance and cooperation, slowly forged since the Second World War.

      However, not only do these countries of the “new Europe” not have a democratic tradition, but they do not have the same values as the western part of the EU.

      In the Baltic States and Ukraine, hatred of the SOVIETS has turned into hatred of the RUSSIANS…[*] which is conveniently exploited by the US…

      • The EU struggles to bring together the individual interests of its members [hah!] into a coherent approach and a genuine common foreign policy…. The Ukrainian crisis and the economic crisis resulting from its decisions show that Europe comes together more around a common hatred than around common interests.

      [*]They’ve hated Russians for hundreds of years.
      ==> RUSSIANS hated the Soviets. So what? Will they cancel the Bolshoi? Pushkin? Disown their own babushka?

    • Well that cartoon planted a seed in my little brain, and hopefully others will pick up on it. Say for example if the holier than thou leaders in Ottawa want to cut down trees to “plant” windmills and solar panels, why not acquire some turkeys to roam on that space, they are protected, don’t cha know.

      One could arrange for peoplekind to be at the crime scene, wearing Greta masks and raving “How Dare You”. Everyone knows you may not cut down trees. Stop the Climate Clowns from stripping / raping the land.

  5. Hunter Biden’s Metabiota Labs Received Tens of Millions of Dollars in DOD Contracts – Experimented with Bat Viruses in at least One Biolab
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 1, 2023 at 8:00am

    According to, a database of spending by the US federal government, the Department of Defense (DoD) awarded tens of millions of dollars in contracts to Hunter Biden’s Metabiota labs.

    Metabiota is a San Francisco-based health startup known for tracking epidemics. The company is mentioned on the Hunter Biden laptop.

    Hunter Biden’s investment firm, Rosemont Seneca, invested $500,000 in Metabiota, and the company went on to raise several million more from investment giants like Goldman Sachs.

    The firm has biolabs in several countries, including Ukraine, where Hunter played an important role in the company’s activities.

    In their pitches to potential backers, Hunter bragged that they had done more than just get financing for the company; they had also helped it “get new customers,” including “government agencies” in the case of Metabiota, according to Daily Mail.

    Government data shows Hunter Biden secured millions in government funding and grants for Metabiota after he became part owner of the firm

    • MORE: Hunter Biden’s Biolab Firm Metabiota Linked to EcoHealth, World Economic Forum – Russia Claims it has 20.000 Biolab Documents
      By Richard Abelson
      Published February 1, 2023 at 8:30am

      Hunter Biden’s firm invested $500,000 in Ukrainian biolab operator Metabiota, which then received a $23.9 million contact from the Pentagon for bioresearch. Metabiota head Nathan Wolfe worked together with EcoHealth’s Peter Daszak on SARS-based coronavirus research. The Russian Defence Ministry claims to have over 20,000 documents on the US biolab project in Ukraine.

      On Feb. 24, 2022, the day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered the destruction of all documents related to Hunter Biden’s partner firm Metabiota, blogger Jacob Creech AKA @WarClandestine reported in June 2022 and again yesterday on Twitter after he was reinstated.

      Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners invested $500,000 in the San Francisco bioresearch firm Metabiota and raised millions more through firms that included Goldman Sachs, according to the e-mails on Hunter Biden’s laptop, as the New York Post reported March 26, 2022.

      On April 4, 2014 Metabiota vice president Mary Guttieri wrote to Hunter Biden: “As promised, I’ve prepared the attached memo, which provides an overview of Metabiota, our engagement in Ukraine, and how we can potentially leverage our team, networks, and concepts to assert Ukraine’s cultural and economic independence from Russia and continued integration into Western society

  6. Another Prominent Doctor Calls for Biden to Undergo Cognitive Test: ‘The American People Deserve Better’
    By Ryan Ledendecker, The Western Journal
    Published February 1, 2023 at 7:45am

    Can we all stop pretending that President Joe Biden is OK?

    While the White House insists otherwise, any reasonable person, Republican or Democrat, who’s paid attention for the past two years knows there’s simply no way Biden has the cognitive — possibly also physical — health required to mount a run for a second term in the White House.

    It’s a grueling process, to say the least, and it requires sharpness of mind and body, and “sharpness” isn’t a word any honest person can associate with the 80-year-old president.

    On the physical health front, even after promising that Biden’s physical exam results for 2022 would be released by the end of the year, it’s now almost the end of January 2023, and nothing has been released yet. It’s easy to presume there’s a strategic reason for that.

    Many have criticized the elderly, seemingly fragile president for his constant gaffes and blunders in his speeches. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tennessee) told the Washington Examiner that it’s high time the White House is significantly more transparent about the president’s health and overall state of mind.

    I think it would be important to see a very thorough and comprehensive cognitive function study that is released with transparency to the general public,” said DesJarlais, who practiced medicine before his election to Congress.

    “The American people want to know that their commander in chief is fully capable of performing at the highest level to protect the safety and security of our nation,” the GOP lawmaker added.

  7. LAWRENCE SELLIN: Slowly Boiled Frogs – Have Americans Lost their Capacity For Rage?
    By Joe Hoft
    Published February 1, 2023 at 9:15am

    Slowly Boiled Frogs: Have Americans Lost their Capacity For Rage?

    Guest post by Lawrence Sellin

    Although a minority are content living in a Stalinist dystopia, most aware Americans seem to have lost their sense of outrage as they have quietly accepted the gradual dismantling of our constitutional republic, the impoverishment of our Middle Class and the degradation of our history and culture by a corrupt and perverted political aristocracy, who have now abandoned even the illusion of democracy to implement a globalist one-party authoritarian state.

    A virus created in a Chinese laboratory caused a three-year pandemic under which unnecessary, destructive and draconian policies were implemented that eroded civil liberties, damaged public health, undermined trust in science, sabotaged election integrity and destroyed the economy.

    Yet, not only has no one been held accountable, many of those complicit in the demolition of the country have been rewarded.

    We learned this past week that Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company responsible for an arguably unsafe and ineffective COVID-19 vaccine, in order to sustain profits, has been engaging in viral “gain of function” research, the very activity that caused the pandemic, thus potentially exposing the world to even more dangerous pathogens.

    There is no place for me in Hillary’s America

    Yet, there is no outrage.

    The current situation in the country was predictable, if not inevitable.

    On October 26, 2016, prior to Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the presidential election, I wrote an article in The Hill entitled “There is no place for me in Hillary’s America.”

    What I described in that 2016 article, some of which is quoted below, was simply delayed by Trump’s Presidency.

    I consider myself a patriot, someone who believes in the Constitution, the rule of law and representative government

    • Canada used to be at the top of the list of free countries. last year it was #6, this year 13. There is no rage, just ho hum, really, I never heard that, ho hum.

      Thanks to Justine, Freeland, Guilt-bo, Carney …… Media and thousands of Climate Clowns we are sinking fast. Ho hum.

  8. FBI Searching Biden’s Rehoboth Beach Home in Classified Documents Scandal
    By Kristinn Taylor
    Published February 1, 2023 at 9:30am

    The FBI is searching Joe Biden’s Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home Wednesday morning for more classified documents according to a statement by Biden’s private attorney Bob Bauer.

    Bauer released the statement in response to the search being leaked to CBS News, which first broke the news Wednesday. CBS was first to break the Biden classified documents scandal last month with a report on classified documents being found by Biden’s private attorneys in a search of his office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C. on November 2nd. CBS reported Tuesday the FBI searched the Penn Biden Center in mid-November.

    The Biden administration, the Justice Department and Biden’s private attorneys have schemed to keep the searches and discoveries secret.

    CBS News reporter Arden Farhi posted to Twitter, “BREAKING: Two sources familiar with the event tell CBS News FBI personnel are at President Biden’s Rehoboth home. One source familiar with the event tell CBS News the search is in relation to the classified documents investigation…A third source familiar with the investigation tells CBS News the search was planned with Biden’s attorneys and consensual. No warrant was sought for this search.”



    (Islamabad: 1st February 2023): Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has degraded Wikipedia services in the country on account of not blocking / removing sacrilegious contents.

    Wikipedia was approached for blocking / removal of the said contents by issuing a notice under applicable law and court order(s). An opportunity of hearing was also provided, however, the platform neither complied by removing the blasphemous content nor appeared before the Authority.

    Given the intentional failure on part of the platform to comply with the directions of PTA, the services of Wikipedia have been degraded for 48 hours with the direction to block / remove the reported contents. In case of non-compliance by Wikipedia the platform will be blocked within Pakistan.

    The restoration of the services of Wikipedia will be reconsidered subject to blocking / removal of the reported unlawful contents. PTA is committed to ensuring a safe online experience for all Pakistani citizens according to local laws.

    Malahat Obaid

    (Director PR)

  10. The Green Deal Industrial Plan: putting Europe’s net-zero industry in the lead

    Today, the Commission presents a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s net-zero industry and support the fast transition to climate neutrality. The Plan aims to provide a more supportive environment for the scaling up of the EU’s manufacturing capacity for the net-zero technologies and products required to meet Europe’s ambitious climate targets.

    The Plan builds on previous initiatives and relies on the strengths of the EU Single Market, complementing ongoing efforts under the European Green Deal and REPowerEU. It is based on four pillars: a predictable and simplified regulatory environment, speeding up access to finance, enhancing skills, and open trade for resilient supply chains.

    Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said: “We have a once in a generation opportunity to show the way with speed, ambition and a sense of purpose to secure the EU’s industrial lead in the fast-growing net-zero technology sector. Europe is determined to lead the clean tech revolution. For our companies and people, it means turning skills into quality jobs and innovation into mass production, thanks to a simpler and faster framework. Better access to finance will allow our key clean tech industries to scale up quickly.”

    A predictable and simplified regulatory environment

    The first pillar of the plan is about a simpler regulatory framework.

    The Commission will propose a Net-Zero Industry Act to identify goals for net-zero industrial capacity and provide a regulatory framework suited for its quick deployment, ensuring simplified and fast-track permitting, promoting European strategic projects, and developing standards to support the scale-up of technologies across the Single Market.

    The framework will be complemented by the Critical Raw Materials Act, to ensure sufficient access to those materials, like rare earths, that are vital for manufacturing key technologies, and the reform of the electricity market design, to make consumers benefit from the lower costs of renewables.

    Faster access to funding

    The second pillar of the plan will speed up investment and financing for clean tech production in Europe. Public financing, in conjunction with further progress on the European Capital Markets Union, can unlock the huge amounts of private financing required for the green transition. Under competition policy, the Commission aims to guarantee a level playing field within the Single Market while making it easier for the Member States to grant necessary aid to fast-track the green transition. To that end, in order to speed up and simplify aid granting, the Commission will consult Member States on an amended Temporary State aid Crisis and Transition Framework and it will revise the General Block Exemption Regulation in light of the Green Deal, increasing notification thresholds for support for green investments. Among others, this will contribute to further streamline and simplify the approval of IPCEI-related projects.

    The Commission will also facilitate the use of existing EU funds for financing clean tech innovation, manufacturing and deployment. The Commission is also exploring avenues to achieve greater common financing at EU level to support investments in manufacturing of net-zero technologies, based on an ongoing investment needs assessment. The Commission will work with Member States in the short term, with a focus on REPowerEU, InvestEU and the Innovation Fund, on a bridging solution to provide fast and targeted support. For the mid-term, the Commission intends to give a structural answer to the investment needs, by proposing a European Sovereignty Fund in the context of the review of the Multi-annual financial framework before summer 2023.

    To help Member States’ access the REPowerEU funds, the Commission has today adopted new guidance on recovery and resilience plans, explaining the process of modifying existing plans and the modalities for preparing REPowerEU chapters.

    Enhancing skills

    As between 35% and 40% of all jobs could be affected by the green transition, developing the skills needed for well-paid quality jobs will be a priority for the European Year of Skills, and the third pillar of the plan will focus on it.

    To develop the skills for a people centred green transition the Commission will propose to establish Net-Zero Industry Academies to roll out up-skilling and re-skilling programmes in strategic industries. It will also consider how to combine a ‘Skills-first’ approach, recognising actual skills, with existing approaches based on qualifications, and how to facilitate access of third country nationals to EU labour markets in priority sectors, as well as measures to foster and align public and private funding for skills development.

    Open trade for resilient supply chains

    The fourth pillar will be about global cooperation and making trade work for the green transition, under the principles of fair competition and open trade, building on the engagements with the EU’s partners and the work of the World Trade Organization. To that end, the Commission will continue to develop the EU’s network of Free Trade Agreements and other forms of cooperation with partners to support the green transition. It will also explore the creation of a Critical Raw Materials Club, to bring together raw material ‘consumers’ and resource-rich countries to ensure global security of supply through a competitive and diversified industrial base, and of Clean Tech/Net-Zero Industrial Partnerships.

    The Commission will also protect the Single Market from unfair trade in the clean tech sector and will use its instruments to ensure that foreign subsidies do not distort competition in the Single Market, also in the clean-tech sector.


    The European Green Deal, presented by the Commission on 11 December 2019, sets the goal of making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The European Climate Law enshrines in binding legislation the EU’s commitment to climate neutrality and the intermediate target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

    In the transition to a net-zero economy, Europe’s competitiveness will strongly rely on its capacity to develop and manufacture the clean technologies that make this transition possible.

    The European Green Deal Industrial Plan was announced by President von der Leyen in her speech at to the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2023 as the initiative for the EU to sharpen its competitive edge through clean-tech investment and continue leading on the path to climate neutrality.

    It responds to the invitation by the European Council for the Commission to make proposals by the end of January 2023 to mobilise all relevant national and EU tools and improve framework conditions for investment, with a view to ensuring EU’s resilience and competitiveness.

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    EU Commission President says the “fight against climate change is a must” before announcing the “Green Deal Industrial Plan” for the European Union.

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    Press conference by European Commission President von der Leyen on the Green Deal Industrial Plan

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  11. So many statements that are wrong. People, look up the Manhattan Project. Look up Chicago, Look up the facts. Most of the Manhattan Project occurred at the University of Chicago; not the desert.
    Dr. Richard M Fleming – January 30, 2023

    Playlist Video # 10 – Part 1 of 5
    Part 4 – Video # 13 – Manhattan Project


  12. Koch, Soros Operatives Host Secret Meeting To Plot Iran Nuke Deal Revival

    A coalition of progressive activists bankrolled by George Soros, Charles Koch, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund are mounting a secret lobbying campaign to revive the Iran nuclear deal by tying it to the Iranian human rights movement, according to internal correspondence obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

    Activists from groups including J Street, NIAC Action, the Open Society Foundations, Human Rights Watch, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund are coming together behind a plan to lobby lawmakers to use human rights bills as cover to revive negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran. That’s according to a January email sent from a J Street lobbyist to other activists and obtained by the Free Beacon.

    “I’m writing to suggest that this group convene virtually next week to brainstorm and hopefully find consensus on the elements of legislation to support the Iranian people that we could propose to diplomacy-oriented lawmakers,” J Street’s Dylan Williams wrote. “Given the usual need to be discrete [sic], the charged nature of the topic, and the outrageous threats against several members of this group, please do keep this initiative close-hold,” he added.

    The activist groups “plan to pursue a dual-track legislative agenda, where they would find a way through legislation to give pro-deal Democrats cover by supporting Iranian women and Iranian human rights, without in any way challenging the revival of a nuclear deal, while at the same time building a coalition of members of the House and Senate willing to write a very public letter to the president urging him to keep the door to diplomacy over on the nuclear file,” a source familiar with the discussions told the Free Beacon.

    A Nazi and a Judenrat.

  13. Caroline Glick Show: The Revolution in Iran will Succeed

    “This is the first feminist revolution in human history,” but the media doesn’t care In this week’s episode, Caroline Glick meets with special guest Mehrdad Youssefiani, an Iranian freedom activist and a longtime counselor to Prince Reza Pahlevi, the son of the late Shah of Iran. Youssefiani, who is visiting Israel this week, came to the JNS studio in Jerusalem to discuss the weekend explosions in Iran and their impact on the now five-month-old revolution in the streets of Iran.

    Caroline also discusses the recent terror attacks in Israel, International Holocaust Memorial Day and what is causing Palestinian violence on the street.

  14. WARNING – GRAPHIC: Iranian Regime Violently Cracks Down On Protesters In Baluchestan

    This clip is a compilation of footage, including graphic images, obtained by MEMRI and a clip from Kolbarnews on Twitter from protests in Zahedan, in Iran’s Baluchestan province, on January 13, 2023.

    Casualties from the regime’s violent crackdown on the protests can be seen, and crowds of protesters chant slogans such as “Death to Khamenei!”, “We will proceed to revolution!”, “Death to the IRGC!”, “Death to the Islamic Republic!”, and “I will kill whoever killed my brother!”

  15. This Israeli bourbon is made from Kansas corn mashed in Ohio and aged in Haifa

    There’s a new Israeli bourbon on the spirits scene, although it may be something of a misnomer to call it Israeli, since bourbon has always famously been an all-American drink.

    And Dew of B’Dolah, as the bourbon created by Thinkers Distillery is called, is actually mostly made in the US, but infused with the airs of Haifa’s port.

    The Jerusalem-based distillery rented space in Columbus, Ohio, made its mash from kosher Kansas corn and stored it in 140 new American oak barrels for four months.

    Thinkers then “clocked” the barrels on the ship for six months, said distiller Bennett Kaplan, referring to the longtime tradition of letting the barrels rock back and forth on a boat.

    Placing barrels of bourbon on flat boats along the Ohio River was once the method of getting the spirit from Kentucky, considered the king of bourbon, to other destinations. Distillers found the color and smoky flavor of the golden elixir improved from rocking on the water.

    This bourbon then spent another three and a half years at the Haifa port, accessing the brackish sea air.

    “We did a meteorological study and found Haifa made the most sense,” said Kaplan. “Bourbon is all about looking for the balance.”

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