Reader’s Links for February 5th, 2023

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63 Replies to “Reader’s Links for February 5th, 2023”

  1. TV show host had serious pericarditis, then after hospital release, an episode of myocarditis.

    Her physician told her that her sudden heart issues are caused by a ‘cold’ which is a rarity although it might occur. And the twit TV host believes every word of the story.

  2. A follow-up to the China ‘Spy’ Balloon story, yes, the one the Airforce shot down today.

    The Biden Admin said everything was in place to recover the balloon and its debris.

    This is a strange fairytale.

    They have everybody on-site… except: “US ships have formed a perimeter off the coast of South Carolina where the Chinese spy balloon was shot down as a salvage vessel won’t be at the scene for days.

    “A senior military advisor told Fox News that the debris field was about seven-miles wide, with the depth of the waters estimated at 47 feet. ”

    Thoughts: How could they not have coordinated with at least one salvage vessel during the entire week we all watched it in the air over America? And in view of the large perimeter for salvage work, one boat won’t be enough.

    Say bye-bye to the original debris. I think a magic act will occur, a bait and switch.

  3. Fake News Plays Cleanup: Says China Spy Balloons Flew Over US During Trump Years – Trump Officials Deny Reports (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 5, 2023 at 9:00am

    The China spy balloon tracking model over the continental US.

    On Saturday the Biden regime admitted the China spy balloon was first spotted a week earlier in Alaska back on January 28, flew from there into Canada and down into the continental US. On Tuesday the balloon entered Idaho and crossed the US for the next four days. The China spy balloon was then shot down after it left US territory and had collected all of its data for the Chinese Communist Party. This was an unprecedented event in US history.

    The event is the latest example of the not only ineptness but absolute dereliction of duty of this far left administration. The Bidens are a national threat. We now know the Biden administration was hoping to hide this from the American public due to an upcoming trip by the Secretary of State to China that was planned for this weekend. It’s clear the Biden regime is compromised.

    On Sunday morning a FOX News reporter pushed back on these claims. She spoke with John Bolton, Ric Grenell, Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and others who said they had never heard of this happening. And if it did, they were not notified – which is just as bad.

    On Sunday morning a FOX News reporter pushed back on these claims. She spoke with Michael Bolton, Ric Grenell, Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and others who said they had never heard of this happening. And if it did, they were not notified – which is just as bad.

  4. Angry New Yorkers Have Had It With City’s Handling Of Entitled Migrants
    By Mike LaChance
    Published February 5, 2023 at 9:15am

    People in the city have lost patience and are angry about the way leadership has catered to the whims of the migrants.

    The New York Post reports:

    It has been fascinating to watch people in blue, non-border states deal with a problem that red border states have had to deal with for years.

    New York has had an illegal immigrant problem for just a matter of months and they can’t seem to handle it.

    Of course New Yorkers are furious at the red carpet rolled out for the migrant wave

    Nothing could have pleased New Yorkers more than Mayor Eric Adams finally putting his foot down this week and sweeping dozens of protesting migrants camped outside the Watson Hotel in Midtown.

    Until Wednesday, everyone outside of the political and activist class was dumbfounded by both City Hall’s major largesse and activists’ extremism in fueling the migrants’ demands.

    “Ingrates,” we heard New-Yorkers-in-the-street describe the migrants who refused transfer from the hotel to the Brooklyn center. These men (all single) enjoyed $300-a-night private rooms (with bath and shower) in the heart of Midtown, luxuries most taxpayers envy.

    It’s “bulls—,” fumed Bonfilio Solis, a Mexican immigrant who owns a remodeling business. He told The Post that the migrants were being “very disrespectful.”

    A new Quinnipiac poll shows that a majority of New York residents agree with the mayor that the 40,000-plus migrants who’ve descended on Gotham (so far) have pushed the city to a breaking point and should be moved upstate.

    New Yorkers are generous and big-hearted, but the slew of free stuff for migrants — meals, health care, haircuts, cellphones, ping-pong tables and Xboxes — has ordinary folks squawking big-time

    A new Quinnipiac poll shows that a majority of New York residents agree with the mayor that the 40,000-plus migrants who’ve descended on Gotham (so far) have pushed the city to a breaking point and should be moved upstate.

    New Yorkers are generous and big-hearted, but the slew of free stuff for migrants — meals, health care, haircuts, cellphones, ping-pong tables and Xboxes — has ordinary folks squawking big-time

    Jazz Shaw of Hot Air adds this:

    Imagine all of the people who had to scrape and save to get by after arriving in America. In the past few months, they have seen the migrants being showered with “free stuff.” And we’re not just talking about free meals and rooms. As the Post points out, many of them have been getting free “health care, haircuts, cellphones, ping-pong tables and Xboxes.”…

    There is still no end in sight when it comes to these problems and there won’t be until the border is secured and the flood of migrants slows back down. In the meantime, judging by the latest polling numbers, all that these open border policies are doing is creating a lot more Republicans and conservatives in a city that’s traditionally been ruled entirely by liberal Democrats.

    New Yorkers voted for Democrat leadership. What did they think was going to happen

    Will they try something different next time?

  5. GOP Rep Mike Gallagher: Biden Dropped Trump Rule That Revealed $6.1 Billion in Chinese Donations to Universities -Why Is That? (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 5, 2023 at 9:45am

    Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.

    Gallagher told the FOX News audience that President Trump required universities to disclose their CCP donations. There were over $6.1 billion in donations discovered that were not previously disclosed due to Trump policies. According to Rep. Gallagher, who will head the House Select Committee on China, President Trump started enforcing Section 117 of the Higher Education Act which requires disclosure of gifts in excess of $250,000.


  6. Dr. Corsi: Why Obama, the FBI, and the CIA Orchestrated the Takedown of General Michael Flynn – Part 1
    By Joe Hoft
    Published February 5, 2023 at 10:00am

    Why Obama, the FBI, and the CIA Orchestrated the Takedown of General Michael Flynn – Part 1

    Guest post by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.

    This article is Part 1 of a two-part series investigating why President Obama, the FBI, and the CIA masterminded a plot to destroy the career of Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn. Part 1 covers the period up to and including Obama’s decision to fire General Flynn as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency on April 30, 2014. Part 2 will cover Obama’s continued determination to ruin General Flynn’s career. Part 2 resumes the analysis, beginning with January 4, 2017, the day the FBI cleared Flynn of “Russian collusion” in the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Part 2 concludes on December 1, 2017, when Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI concerning his telephone conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the Trump transition months following the 2016 presidential election.

    The Obama administration’s persecution of Lt. General Michael T. Flynn clarifies the degree to which Barack Obama, the FBI, and the CIA orchestrated the coup d’état that threatened to incarcerate Flynn while working clandestinely to deny Donald Trump a second term as president. Obama’s relentless determination to destroy Flynn also clarifies how much he feared Flynn. Why? Because Flynn was a national security expert in counterintelligence who understood cyber warfare. If anyone in the United States could expose the Obama-directed coup d’état Obama planned in his “fundamental” change of the USA into a neo-Marxist Stalinist state, it was Lt. General Flynn.

  7. It’s NOT True. I Can Refute It” – Former DNI Ratcliffe Is Latest Official to Confirm NO Spy Balloons Over Continental US During Trump Years! – MEDIA LIED (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 5, 2023 at 10:15am

    Former DNI John Ratcliffe joined Maria Bartiromo this morning on Sunday Morning Futures.

    John Ratcliffe was Director of National Intelligence under President Trump.

    On Saturday the Biden regime admitted the China spy balloon was first spotted a week earlier in Alaska back on January 28, flew from there into Canada and down into the continental US. On Tuesday the balloon entered Idaho and crossed the US for the next four days. The China spy balloon was then shot down after it left US territory and had collected all of its data for the Chinese Communist Party. This was an unprecedented event in US history

    The fake news is hoping to convince Americans that these China spy balloons cross the US all the time. In fact, fake news insisted that this happened during the Trump years – three times.

    On Sunday morning a FOX News reporter pushed back on these claims. She spoke with Michael Bolton, Ric Grenell, Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and others who said they had never heard of this happening. And if it did, they were not notified – which is just as bad.

  8. Dozens of giant turbines at Scots windfarms powered by diesel generators

    Scottish Power admitted 71 of its windmills were hooked up to the fossil fuel supply after a fault developed with their power supply.

    Dozens of giant turbines on Scotland’s windfarms have been powered by diesel generators, the Sunday Mail can reveal. Scottish Power admitted 71 of its windmills were hooked up to the fossil fuel supply after a fault developed on the grid.

    The firm said it was forced to act in order to keep the turbines warm during very cold weather in December. But a whistleblower has told the Sunday Mail the incident is among a number of environmental and health and safety failings.

    The worker, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “The Scottish Government wants to make our country attractive to foreign investors as 40 per cent of the wind that blows across Europe blows across Scotland. However, that should not mean we put up with our waterways and nature being polluted with carbon from diesel generators and hydraulic oil.

    “People should be aware that, while their energy costs continue to rise, our windfarms are not operating as efficiently as they could be due to corporate greed.”

    Labour’s South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth said: “The SNP and Greens have proven time and time again they cannot be trusted on environmental issues. They laud Scotland’s potential for renewables, yet don’t appear to ensure those already in existence are properly run. This isn’t the first problem raised about this site and there is concern at a lack of openness when problems arise.

    “Whatever the reasons, having to use diesel generators to de-ice faulty turbines is environmental madness. This level of dishonesty cuts to the very core of the SNP and Green Government where their rhetoric on net zero is very different from the reality.”

    Sixty turbines at Arecleoch Wind farm and 11 at Glenn App near Cairnrayn in South Ayrshire were affacted and connected to six huge diesel generators. The windfarms are operated by Scottish Power Renewables, a subsidiary of Spanish-based Iberdrola, which operates 1183 onshore turbines which can produce enough electricity to power two million homes.

    But the whistleblower revealed how they had to bring in generators after the issue was discovered.

    The worker said: “During December 60 turbines at Arecleoch and 11 at Glenn App were de-energised due to a cabling fault originating at Mark Hill wind farm. In order to get these turbines re-energised diesel generators were running for upwards of six hours a day.”

    He also claimed there had been other technical issues and environmental problems discovered. They include:

    -Turbines left operating on half power for long periods due to faulty convertor modules.

    -Others in “test mode” where they take rather than contribute electricity to the grid.

    – Over 4000 litres of oil leaked from hydraulic units on turbines and sprayed over the countryside.

    -Concerns about safety standards and transparency.

    The whistleblower said: “Turbines are regularly offline due to faults where they are taking energy from the grid rather than producing it, and also left operating on half power for long periods due to parts which haven’t been replaced.

    “Dirty hydraulic oil is also regularly being sprayed out across the Scottish countryside due to cracks in mechanisms. Safety standards have not improved since a worker was killed in 2017 at Kilgallioch wind farm.”

    We revealed last year how the chairman of ScottishPower, Spaniard Ignacio Galan, earned over £11million in 2021. He took home the massive package as millions of customers face being plunged into poverty by rocketing fuel costs.

    A spokesman for Scottish Power confirmed diesel generators were used for a “short period of time” due to an “external fault on the GB network” which left three windfarms unable to operate during extreme cold weather in December. The spokesman insisted that diesel was not being used to generate electricity through the blades.

    He added: “For context, Scottish Power measures the availability of its 1183 onshore turbines and looks at the percentage of time each turbine is ready and available to produce green energy, in 2022 this reliability figure was 96 per cent.”

    He insisted that convertor modules had been replaced on turbines at Arecleoch and Mark Hill following technical issues.

    The spokesman added: “All turbines across the entire energy industry use a small amount of electricity for their systems. Every wind turbine includes safety and monitoring systems that automatically detect any faults, including hydraulic systems.

    “Any issues are minimised and dealt with promptly by our maintenance teams to the highest standards of environmental protocols. The health, safety and welfare of employees, contractors and members of the public, and the protection of business assets and operational capability, are our top priorities.

    “As one of the greenest electricity producers in the UK we only generate 100per cent renewable electricity, operating thousands of turbines and producing enough clean energy to power two million homes every year. Regular and ongoing inspection and maintenance of our power assets takes place every day across our fleet in line with industry standards, and we comply with all regulatory requirements if our wind farms are not available to produce electricity for the GB grid.”

    In relation to the collapse of a turbine at Kilgallioch windfarm, he added: “All relevant bodies were informed of the incident within the required timeframes.”

    The £2million structure collapsed in 2017 during a storm. And it later emerged that Scottish Power had failed to alert the public to the incident for seven days.

    Scottish Power was accused of “unfettered profiteering” after the energy giant raked in £924.6 million in profits during the first six months of 2022. The profits were announced as the cost of electricity and gas has soared plunging thousands of Scots into fuel poverty.

    At the time Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary, said: “How’s that for trickle-down economics? Billion of pounds are being handed over from Scottish Power to Iberdrola in Spain.

    “Trickle down from Scotland to Spanish shareholders. Proof that government trickle down policies are doomed to fail.”

    Galan, the CEO of ScottishPower’s parent company Iberdrola, once appeared before Spain’s High Court in relation to allegations that he spied on the chairman of Real Madrid. He gave testimony behind closed doors over whether Iberdrola hired police chief turned private detective Jose Manuel Villarejo.

    It was alleged he breached the privacy of Real’s Florentino Perez when his construction company ACS was fighting for a seat on Iberdrola’s board in 2009. The court closed the case in June without further action.

    However, it can be reopened on appeal. Galan denied any wrongdoing and the matter was dismissed with regards to him in June of last year.

  9. WHO releases international pandemic treaty zero draft that targets “misinformation” and “disinformation”

    The unelected global health agency will get new legally binding censorship powers if the treaty passes.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a zero draft of its international pandemic treaty which will give the unelected global health agency new powers to “tackle” anything that it deems to be “false, misleading, misinformation or disinformation” if passed.

    The WHO has been pushing the treaty since December 2021 and those drafting the treaty intend to present a final report to the World Health Assembly (WHA), the WHO’s decision-making body, in May 2024.

    If adopted, the treaty will be legally binding under international law and the WHO’s 194 member states (which represent 98% of all the countries in the world) would be required to comply with the treaty’s demands to target misinformation.

    The zero draft is similar to previous versions of the treaty and the provisions related to misinformation are described in Article 17 (“Strengthening pandemic and public health literacy”).

    This section of the treaty calls for member states to “tackle false, misleading, misinformation or disinformation, including through promotion of international cooperation.”

    It also urges member states to manage “infodemics” — a term coined by the WHO that refers to “too much information including false or misleading information in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak.” Specifically, member states are told to manage these so-called infodemics “through effective channels, including social media.”

    The scope of this treaty also extends beyond the WHO’s member base. Article 16 (“Whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches at the national level”) urges member states to collaborate with non-state actors and the private sector as part of a “whole-of-society response in decision making, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as effective feedback mechanisms.”
    We obtained a copy of the zero draft of the WHO’s pandemic treaty for you here.

    PDF ( 32 pages ) FEB 01 2023
    As with any attempt to censor content that’s deemed to be misinformation, this pandemic treaty raises questions about how these so-called authorities will decide what misinformation is. Experts are now starting to admit that many claims that were once pushed as being true by authorities, such as the claim that Covid vaccines would prevent infection, are false.

    And these questions are particularly pertinent in this instance because the WHO is infamous for a misleading tweet during the early stages of the pandemic that amplified claims from Chinese authorities that there was “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission” of the coronavirus.

    The WHO released this zero draft of the international pandemic treaty during its 152nd executive board meeting which began on January 30 and will end on February 7.

    The international pandemic treaty will be adopted under Article 19 of the WHO Constitution if passed. This article lets the WHA impose legally binding conventions on WHO member states with a two-thirds majority vote.

    Typically, elected officials vote on the laws that apply to their country, but with this WHO lawmaking process, a handful of global representatives decide the rules that apply to all countries. Regardless of whether a third of WHO member states vote against the international pandemic treaty, it will still apply to their countries under international law.

    In addition to limiting politicians’ power to decide on the laws that apply to their country, this process also limits citizens’ ability to hold politicians accountable at the ballot box. WHO member state representatives are mostly unelected diplomats who remain in their positions regardless of changes in governments. And the majority of votes determining whether an international law applies to a particular country are cast by representatives from other nations.

    The international pandemic treaty has the backing of many democratic countries, including the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Council (EC) (which represents 27 European Union (EU) member states), despite the WHO’s undemocratic lawmaking process.

    The release of this zero draft international pandemic treaty comes days after the WHO said misinformation needs to be tackled. The WHO also recently shared a video stating that “anti-vaccine activism” is deadlier than “global terrorism.”

      • Who is a psychopath? What is a psychopath? Where is the psychopath? Why are some peoplekind psychopaths? How did they get to be psychopaths, were they born with the bad gene?

      • the gateway pundit – “The Proposal is a Dystopian Nightmare” – Australian Senator Drops Truth Bomb on WHO’s “Dictator-Style Power Grab” Pandemic Treaty (VIDEO)

        […] the transcript:

        There’s plenty of discussion about the World Health Organisation’s proposed Pandemic Treaty and changes to International Health Regulations.

        In short, the proposal is a dystopian nightmare.

        The World Health Organisation, the W-H-O, is demanding the power to dictate Australian State and Federal health policy, including ordering compulsory vaccination, lockdowns, closures of borders and businesses and, worst of all, detention of anyone not complying with the latest vaccine mandates and forced medical procedures.

        Under its arbitrary rules, W-H-O can order a company to stop making drugs – the catastrophic and murderous Ivermectin ban is one example of how this will be used.

        Under these changes Australian Health Authorities would report to the W-H-O, not the Australian Parliament, ceding our national sovereignty to the W-H-O.

        Killing accountability.

        Australia will have to comply with every W-H-O dictate or face crippling export and money market sanctions.

        The amendments even remove W-H-O’s overarching principle of “protecting the dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons” and replace it with a meaningless equity statement. This reflects the intended use of these amendments to act contrary to human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms.

        This power grab is being fine-tuned now in meetings behind closed doors and will be voted on at the World Health Assembly in May 2024.


    • Gene Machine: How mRNA is made | Dr. Patrick Cramer

      MPFI’s annual Science Meets Music series showcases visionary neuroscientists and their ground-breaking discoveries as well as enlightening performances by virtuosic musicians.

      For this live event, music was performed by the Palm Beach Symphony Trio, and a fascinating talk was given by the Max Plack Society President-elect, Dr. Patrick Cramer, titled; Gene Machine: How mRNA is Made.

      Dr. Cramer is a chemist and molecular biologist currently serving as Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences in Göttingen, Germany. In June 2023, he will become the next president of the 75-year-old Max Planck Society, the number one biomedical nonprofit worldwide.

      We are grateful to our friends at the Benjamin School in Jupiter, Florida for providing the venue for Science Meets Music.

      Please note: At the request of the Palm Beach Symphony, recordings of the musical portion of this event are not available.

    • sky news australia – Fact-checking units and media outlets ‘guilty of spreading’ misinformation

      It’s time to call out the activists who populate the “so-called fact-checking units” and social media giants “stupid enough to listen to them,” says Sky News host Rita Panahi.

      “The latest Twitter Files revelations concerning ‘Hamilton 68’ and the false claims of Russian influence show that too often media outlets and fact-checking units who shout the loudest about ‘misinformation’ are guilty of spreading it or turning a blind eye,” she said.

      “Nothing sees these activists rendered deaf, blind and mute quicker than climate alarmism.”

      Ms Panahi said any positive claims about the state of the climate will see “biased operators” launch into action and declare the information as “false or lacking context”.

      “Last week President of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre Bjorn Lomborg called out those charged with reducing disinformation for promoting disinformation,” she said.

    • twitter thread @DC_Draino

      Now that Biden has finally put an end to his balloon humiliation, we should all remember that @Project_Veritas dropped a video a few days ago proving Pfizer suspected the vaccine negatively affects women’s fertility

      This crime against humanity deserves 10x the balloon coverage

      zero hedge – epoch times – Facebook, Instagram Threaten To Restrict Or Ban Project Veritas

      Facebook and Instagram have threatened to restrict or ban Project Veritas from their platforms, both owned by Meta, after a journalist confronted a senior YouTube official about the removal of a video about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines.

      On Friday, the nonprofit journalism organization Project Veritas published footage that appears to show one of its reporters confronting YouTube’s vice president of Global Trust and Safety, Matt Halprin.

      The video shows the reporter approaching Halprin in public regarding YouTube’s removal of a video featuring a senior Pfizer official, unaware he was being recorded, discussing how the company is considering mutating the COVID-19 virus to develop new vaccines proactively.

      Halprin refused to answer the reporter’s inquiries and instead told the reporter not to touch him while also threatening to call the police, before walking away.

      “YouTube took down our Pfizer exposé. YouTube gave us a strike and will not let us post for a week,” said James O’Keefe, head of Project Veritas, in a video.

      Facebook and Instagram warned Project Veritas that its video of Halprin violates “Community Standards.”

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    • PORTUGAL FEB 03 2023 – Grave foi esta ditadura sanitária que violou os direitos dos cidadãos

      As crianças, as Vacinas Covid-19 e a petição de cidadãos sobre as liberdades dos portugueses! Grave foi esta ditadura sanitária que violou os direitos dos cidadãos! Excelente intervenção da deputada Rita Maria Matias, do partido CHEGA!

    • Your Pasta Will Be Made From Crickets: Future Foods

      What do crickets, microalgae and soy whey all have in common? They’re what future food will be like and they’re being developed in Singapore.

      As the world’s population grows to hit 9.8 billion over the next 30 years, global food demand is set to increase 70%.

      In import-reliant Singapore, startups at food lab Innovate 360, like Kombunation Co. and Shiok Meats are looking for ways to create sustainable and nutritious food sources.

      Scientists at Asia Insect Farm Solutions have developed a cricket “flour” with twice as much protein per 100g compared to beef and 9 essential amino acids that humans need but cannot produce naturally.

      Over at Life3 Biotech, founder Ricky Lin is developing a microalgae that can grow 20 times faster than regular agricultural crops and only requires one tenth of the space to do so.

    • The Future of Food | Climate Trailblazers: Reimagining Our Future

      Food. It sustains us and so much more. But it could soon run out. Affluence is driving up consumption. So is growth in populations. At the rate we’re eating, the world needs to grow as much as 70% more food in just 30 years. An unthinkable target if how we eat and grow food remains unchanged.

      An agricultural revolution is underway, turning what was once science fiction, into reality.

      This short documentary examines bold new technologies emerging, which reduce the environmental impact of food production. Like vegetables grown more efficiently in controlled settings, to plant-based meats, proteins from microalgae, lab-grown meat, cultivated milk, even “solein”, a protein made from thin air!

    • DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – Why we may HAVE TO genetically engineer crops to ensure food security

      Will CRISPR gene editing guarantee us enough food in the future?

      How does it work to genetically engineer crops and is it dangerous?

      Some scientists say we need to increase productivity and create new crops that withstand heat and droughts as water, healthy soils, and agricultural land become scarcer.

      Genome editing, also known as gene scissors, differs from traditional genetic modification as it doesn’t use foreign DNA – but the long-term environmental impacts of the technology are hard to assess.

      We’re destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means.

      We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change.

    • How North America’s Largest Cricket Farm Harvests 50 Million A Week

      Here at Entomo farms they harvest 50 million crickets a week and turn them into protein packed foods.

      Crickets contain more protein than beef and are being heralded as “the food of the future”.

      We visited their Canada based production facility to see how they turn crickets from bugs to brunch.

    • zero hedge –Italy’s Internet Restored After Nationwide Outage; Reports Of Global Ransomware Attack

      Update (1615ET):

      Network data from NetBlocks shows internet across Italy has mostly been restored after more than five hours of outages.

      Reuters confirmed the outage was due to “an international interconnection problem.”

      In a separate report, Reuters said that Italy’s National Cybersecurity Agency warned about a ransomware attack targeting servers worldwide.

      The hacking attack sought to exploit a software vulnerability, ACN director general Roberto Baldoni told Reuters, adding it was on a massive scale.

      Italy’s ANSA news agency, citing the ACN, reported that servers had been compromised in other European countries such as France and Finland as well as the United States and Canada. -RTRS

      The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was aware of the attack. The agency said:

      “CISA is working with our public and private sector partners to assess the impacts of these reported incidents and providing assistance where needed.”

      Reuters pointed out that the cyberattack and Italy’s internet outage “were not believed to be related.”


      JULY 2020 – Klaus Schwab: Cyberattack Worse than COVID-19 Crisis – Power Grid Down, Banking Offline

      The World Economic Forum warns of a new crisis of “even more significant economic and social implications than COVID19.”

      ….looming large scale cyberattack on critical infrastructure that would unleash a Dark Winter and help to usher in the Great Reset.

      The new internet will only be accessible to those with biometric digital ID.

  10. zero hedge -EU Agrees To $100 Russian Diesel Price Cap

    EU members have agreed to support a price cap level of $100 per barrel on Russian diesel sales to third-party countries, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on Friday afternoon.

    The EU’s ban on Russian seaborne crude oil products imports, including diesel and naphtha, is scheduled to go into effect on February 5. The EU’s proposal, submitted last week, called for capping the price of Russian diesel sold to third countries at $100 per barrel for products that trade at a premium and $45 for those that sell at a discount. Similarly to the price cap on Russian crude, buyers outside the EU would continue to have access to Western insurance and financing for cargoes if they comply with the price cap.

    The proposal also included setting a price cap of $45 per barrel for discounted products such as fuel oil, which sources suggest has also been approved.

    The goal of the price caps is to limit Russia’s revenues derived from crude oil and its refined products, while keeping the market supplied with Russian energy.

    Despite the ban and price cap mechanism that are set to go into effect on Sunday, Russia’s energy minister said he saw no reason to reduce the country’s output on petroleum products, nor was it considering a reschedule for its refinery maintenance to make use of possible reduction in Russian demand.

    Although the price cap goes into effect on Sunday, there is a grace period for cargoes loaded before the cap was agreed to that runs until April. Russian diesel prices were about $90 earlier this week, below the cap. Wood MacKenzie said earlier this week that a $100 cap would not have a significant effect on Russian refiners, but could bring its diesel exports down about 200,000 bpd.

    • FINANCIAL TIMEWS – Ukraine prepares for renewed Russian offensive

      Warnings multiply of Kremlin’s plans for imminent attack in eastern Donbas region

      Ukrainian forces are bracing for an imminent large-scale attack by Russian troops as the Kremlin seeks to regain the initiative in the war and seize the rest of the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine.

      Ukrainian officials have multiplied warnings in recent days about a coming Russian offensive, albeit with differing timelines. Oleksiy Reznikov, Ukraine’s defence minister, said on Sunday that his country expected Russia’s invading forces to launch a new offensive in the Donbas and southern areas where it currently occupies close to 20 per cent of Ukrainian territory later this month.

      The attack is expected to come around a year after Russian president Vladimir Putin launched his full-scale invasion on February 24, and before modern western tanks and other weaponry recently pledged arrives. “Of course, we expect possible offensives from the Russians?.?.?.?they like symbolism,” Reznikov said during a press conference in Kyiv.

      He added that while the modern tanks and other up-to-date equipment would not arrive by then, the country had “amassed resources and reserves which we can deploy and with which we can push back”.

      Russian forces have so far this winter made only incremental territorial gains around Bakhmut, in Donetsk province, and near Kreminna in Luhansk.

      But an attack now would allow them to strike before the arrival of western tanks and infantry fighting vehicles reinforces Ukraine’s offensive capability.

      Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in his nightly address on Saturday evening, said Ukraine was entering a “time when the occupier throws more and more of its forces to break our defences”.

      An adviser to the Ukrainian military told the Financial Times that Kyiv had obtained “very solid intelligence of intent” by Russia to launch the attack, adding that it could come within 10 days.

      Andriy Chernyak, an official in Ukraine’s military intelligence, told the Kyiv Post news outlet on Wednesday that Putin had ordered his armed forces to capture all of Donetsk and Luhansk by March.

      Similar predictions of a Russian offensive were made at the time of Russia’s annual commemoration of victory over Nazi Germany on May 9 last year, but never materialised.

      This time, however, Ukrainian officials have observed significant build-ups of Russian forces in the east and south-east of the country.

      “We’ve observed that the Russian occupation forces are redeploying additional assault groups, units, weapons and military equipment to the east,” Chernyak said. “According to the military intelligence of Ukraine, Putin gave the order to seize all of the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March.”

      Much of the fighting in recent weeks has been around Bakhmut, where Ukrainian forces appear to be in a last-ditch battle to prevent the city from being captured by Russia.

      “This week, the Russian occupation forces threw all their efforts into breaking through our defence and encircling Bakhmut, and launched a powerful offensive in the Lyman sector,” deputy defence minister Anna Maliar wrote on Telegram on Saturday. “But thanks to the resilience of our soldiers, they did not succeed.”

      Analysts think a likely point for a fresh Russian attack is in the west of Luhansk province near Kreminna and Lyman, a city retaken by Ukrainian troops in last autumn’s counter-offensive. Russia has been assembling forces there for weeks, according to local officials and western analysts.

      But Moscow is also building up its troops in the south of Donetsk province, with additional forces being deployed to villages around occupied Mariupol, according to an exiled local official.

      “If they’re smart they will concentrate all their forces in one small place,” said the military adviser.

      Reznikov did not rule out a renewed attempt by Russia to capture Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, but he downplayed Russia’s chances of succeeding. He said Ukraine did not currently see Russia forming large strike groups from Belarus in the north or the north-eastern Kharkiv region.

      According to Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Russia has 326,000 troops fighting in Ukraine. About half of the 300,000 men Russia said it mobilised last autumn had been given months of training, making them potentially more effective troops than the recruits that were immediately thrown into battle.

      The Ukrainian military adviser said a renewed Russian attack would probably be spearheaded by elite units.

      “We have to be serious,” he said. “These are proper mechanised brigades even if they are less capable than they were at the beginning of the war. They’ve reinforced the VDV [airborne] and marine units. These are not bus drivers and schoolteachers.”

      europravda – Ukraine’s soon-to-be-replaced defence minister expects help from West on warplanes

      The city of Kharkiv came under renewed attack on Sunday as Canada dispatched the first of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

      Zelensky’s incumbent defence minister has warned that the country’s death toll will rise if warplanes are not delivered.

    • Russia suffers from sanctions while Ukraine is de facto in the EU: aftermath of Ukraine-EU summit

      The Kremlin will not intimidate us.

      Ukraine will be a member of the EU, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, said during the Ukraine-European Union summit in Kyiv.

      Zelensky noted that Ukraine should start negotiations on final membership in the European Union as early as 2023.

  11. That is Well Outside of My Lane” – Buttigieg When Asked If Chinese Were Able to Gather Intelligence Hovering Over Nuclear Silos (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published February 5, 2023 at 12:20pm

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” to discuss the China spy balloon scandal with host Jake Tapper.

    The exchange was painful to watch.


    Pete Buttigieg has no idea what he’s talking about.

    Jake Tapper asked Buttigieg to confirm if China gathered intelligence after it soared over the continental United States for a week straight.

    TRENDING: Here

    The China spy balloon soared over nuclear silos and military installations for a week straight.

  12. Here is a List of the US Military Bases in the Path of the China Spy Balloon As it Traversed Across the Continental United States
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 5, 2023 at 11:46am

    The China spy balloon tracking model over the continental US.

    On Saturday the Biden regime admitted the China spy balloon crossing the continental US was first spotted a week earlier in Alaska back on January 28th. The balloon flew from Alaska into Canada and down into the continental US. On Tuesday the balloon entered the Idaho-Montana region and crossed the US for the next four days. The China spy balloon was then shot down after it left US territory in North Carolina and had collected all of its data for the Chinese Communist Party.

    This was an unprecedented event in US history.

    The event is the latest example of the not only ineptness but the absolute dereliction of duty of this far-left administration. The Bidens are a national threat. We now know the Biden administration was hoping to hide this from the American public due to an upcoming trip by the Secretary of State to China that was planned for this weekend. It’s clear at this point that the Biden regime is compromised.

    The Gateway Pundit put together this graphic to show how many military bases were in the balloon’s path as it maneuvered across the United States.

    * Malstrom Air Force Base – Montana
    ** Ellsworth Air Force Base – South Dakota
    ** Joe Foss Field ANG – South Dakota
    ** Sioux City ANG – Iowa
    ** Offutt Air Force Base -Nebraska
    ** Camp Ashland – Nebraska
    ** Lincoln ANG – Nebraska
    ** Whiteman Air Force Base – Missouri
    ** Fort Leonard Wood – Missouri
    ** St. Louis Army Human Resources – St. Louis, MO
    ** Scott Air Force Base – Illinois
    ** Fort Campbell – Tennessee
    ** Nashville ANG – Tennessee
    ** Smyrna ANG – Tennessee
    ** Houston Barracks – Tennessee
    ** McGhee Tyson ANG – Tennessee
    ** Pope Air Force Base – North Carolina
    ** Fort Bragg – North Carolina
    ** MCAS New River – North Carolina
    ** Camp Lejeune – North Carolina
    ** US Coast Guard Station Fort Macon

    This was an unprecedented national security threat.

    Under Joe Biden and Democrats we have an open southern border and now we have China floating spy balloons across the continental United States without any fear of recourse by the Biden regime.

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    This was an unprecedented national security threat.

    Under Joe Biden and Democrats we have an open southern border and now we have China floating spy balloons across the continental United States without any fear of recourse by the Biden regime.


    Americans better wake up before it’s too late

  13. (Richard: Hot links the the preceding 14 parts of the report at the bottom of the article on The Gateway Pundit.)

    EXCLUSIVE – ANDREW WEISSMANN PART XV: Judge Sullivan’s “Appointed Judge” in Flynn Case Was an Old Weissmann Colleague at DOJ
    By Joe Hoft
    Published February 5, 2023 at 1:20pm

    Andrew Weissmann was intimately involved in some of the most egregious corruption scandals in US history. Weissmann was involved in FBI activities with the mob in New York in the 1990s. He was a key member of the Enron Task Force in the early 2000s and also was involved in the sale of Uranium One under Obama. After all of his corrupt acts, he then led the corrupt Mueller Special Counsel.

    In all of these scandals, Weissmann’s actions have been consistently corrupt and abhorrent.

    Attorney Sidney Powell shared the following with Joe Hoft at The Gateway Pundit about Andrew Weissmann:

    The hallmark of the Department of Justice for decades has been to seek justice not convictions and if that meant letting a guilty person go free to make sure the government did it all right, then that was supposed to happen

    But Mr. Weissman, he couldn’t spell the word “ethics” despite the fact somebody actually had him teach a course in it one time, I think over in England. His mantra is ‘the end justifies the means’… he targets people, individuals. And you’re right, I had no doubt from the moment he was picked for the Mueller Special Counsel operation, that he would have filed RICO charges against President Trump and seized every asset he ever had, if there had been any way he could do that.

    He’s just filled with hatred for apparently most Americans and certainly anybody affiliated with President Trump. And he’s willing to do anything to destroy them.

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  14. Justine had some good news, his IQ test came back negative.

    Jagmeet Singh more than likely knows water is a key thing plants need to SUCK UP to make oxygen. He most assuredly knows methane does not only come from cows.

    Theresa Tam says “Misinformation causes real harm and potentially kills”.

    CDC admitted it never analyzed the VARES for safety signals for Covid-vaccine.

    Congratulations to the Forty new billionaires who got rich “fighting” Covid – doctors, so called scientists, healthcare workers, entrepreneurs became billionaires in 2020.

    Hard to keep up with

    Event 201
    Vaccine adverse reactions events system (VARES) reporting at less than 1%
    The Remdesiver Deaths Lawsuit
    I hear CRICKETS

  15. It’s Disinformation”: Trump, Former Officials Slam Anonymous Report Of Chinese Spy Balloons Under Their Watch
    Tyler Durden’s Photo
    SUNDAY, FEB 05, 2023 – 02:30 PM
    Former President Donald Trump lashed out at a report from an anonymous US Defense Department official who said over the weekend that spy balloons transited over US territory while he was president.

    This never happened. It would have never happened,” Trump told Fox News on Sunday, adding that the Chinese regime “respected us greatly” under his watch

  16. Red-Pilled Bill Maher Compares Woke American Left To Mao’s Cultural Revolution (VIDEO)
    By Mike LaChance
    Published February 5, 2023 at 3:20pm

    Bill Maher is a liberal, but every once in a while he gets something right.

    On his HBO show this weekend, he compared today’s woke left to Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China, which punished people for wrongthink, shamed people publicly and forced people to be re-educated.


    When you look at how radical higher education in America has become, this comparison makes a lot of sense.

  17. Secret Communist Chinese Police Station in New York Now Closed Following FBI Raid
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 5, 2023 at 2:00pm

    secret Chinese Police Station run by the Communist Chinese regime in New York has been closed following the raid by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

    America ChangLe Association, which operated in Manhattan, New York was raided by the FBI last fall. The organization’s leader, Lu Jianshun, aka Jimmy Lu, was questioned about a suspected office on the third floor, News 18 reported.

    was reported in the Daily Mail that a Chinese outpost was located on the third floor of the building that also held an engineering firm, an acupuncturist, and an accounting firm.

    The third floor was a secret Chinese police station staffed by “illegal cops” who monitored Chinese people who went against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the US

  18. Biden Regime Quietly Frees One of 9/11 Terrorist Planners from Gitmo as the Whole Country Watches the Chinese Spy Balloon
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 5, 2023 at 1:00pm

    As the whole country was preoccupied with the Chinese spy balloon last week, one of the 9/11 terrorist planners was quietly released from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba by the Biden regime.

    On Thursday, Majid Khan, now 42, was moved to Belize, his legal team announced.

    Today, more than 16 years after he was brought to Guantánamo Bay and almost a year after he completed a military commission sentence there, pursuant to a plea and cooperation agreement with U.S. authorities, Majid Khan was transferred to Belize,” his legal team said in a statement.

    Khan is one of the few detainees to be relocated to the Western Hemisphere and the first to be resettled under the Biden regime.
    He is the first of the prisoners transferred from secret CIA detention to Guantánamo in September 2006 to be released, and the first third-country resettlement by the Biden administration. Mr. Khan and his legal team are deeply grateful to Belize for offering him a chance to begin a new life.”

    “I have been given a second chance in life and intend to make the most of it,” said Khan in a statement issued by his legal team.

  19. Prostitutes Solicit Sex Next to Catholic Elementary School in Oakland After Newsom Signs Law Ending Loitering Arrests For Prostitution (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published February 5, 2023 at 5:15pm

    Meanwhile in the Democrat hellhole of California…

    Prostitutes are now soliciting johns next to a St. Anthony’s K-8 Catholic grade school in Oakland all hours of the day after Governor Newsom signed a law ending loitering arrests for prostitution.

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    Last summer the Democrat governor signed a state law that prevents police from arresting sex workers loitering for prostitution.

    So now the prostitutes are walking around scantily clad and in some even naked next to children and the police can’t make any arrests thanks to Gavin Newsom.

  20. THIS HAPPENED BEFORE: China Floated Balloon Over Hawaii LAST YEAR – Unmanned Balloon In Hawaii Required Military Response In 2022
    By Anthony Scott
    Published February 5, 2023 at 7:45pm

    The Chinese surveillance balloon that floated across the United States this week may not be the first unmanned Chinese surveillance balloon that has infiltrated US air space.

    Back in 2022, Hawaii News Now which is a major news station in the state of Hawaii reported a strange white balloon was spotted by residents on the island of Kauai back in February of 2022.

    The balloon which was described by residents as a “white orb” even garnered the attention of the US military.

  21. DEVELOPING: Powerful Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake Strikes Turkey, Topples Buildings (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published February 5, 2023 at 8:44pm

    powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Turkey Sunday night (early Monday local time) and toppled buildings.

    The quake struck 20 miles from Gazientep.

    6.7 aftershock hit a few minutes later.

    No reports of injuries or casualties yet

  22. Surfer Bethany Hamilton Speaks Out Against World Surf League’s Decision to Allow ‘Male-Bodied’ Individuals to Compete Against Women
    By Margaret Flavin
    Published February 5, 2023 at 8:25pm

    Surfer Bethany Hamilton rose to fame after her remarkable recovery from a shark attack when she was thirteen years old. Her story was dramatized in the movie “Soul Surfer.” She is the author of several inspiring books and a mother to three young sons.

    Hamilton took to Instagram to address an announcement from the World Surf League allowing ‘male-bodied’ individuals, transgender women, to compete against women in professional surfing.

    In the video, Hamilton says,

  23. Disney Releases Woke “Proud Family” Kids Show – Radical Children’s Show Pushes BLM Marxism, Anti-White Racism and Reparations (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 5, 2023 at 6:00pm

    The woke Disney company has once again proven its hateful, anti-American bias.

    Woke Disney is teaching our children to be angry young communists, who hate themselves and hate their own country.

    The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder

    The second season of the reboot Disney+ animated series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder premiered on February 1, just in time for Black History Month.

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