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Why Americans No Longer Trust the Biden Administration

By Ron Paul | August 2, 2021

For libertarians – and even many non-libertarians – it’s not shocking to discover that a US Administration lies and deceives the electorate. For government on all levels, lying to the American people is as American as apple pie. Sometimes the liars are held to account for their deception, but most often they are not.

Watching these early months of the Biden Administration it’s hard not to think that lying, deceiving, and manipulation is rising to a whole new level.

Take “ending the endless war” in Afghanistan. President Biden was cheered for achieving what even Donald Trump could not deliver: an end to the pointless 20 year – and several trillion dollar – war in Afghanistan. By the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we were told, the war would be over.

The only people furious about this decision were the bombmakers at Raytheon and the rest of the military-industrial complex and the laptop warriors in the Beltway think tanks. It turns out, they really didn’t need to worry. … continue

Washington DC mayor spotted maskless at wedding party after her indoor mask mandate kicks in

RT | August 2, 2021

Shortly after being labeled a hypocrite for a maskless photo on the eve of her own mask mandate, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was accused of attending a wedding party without a face covering.

In a photo obtained by the Washington Examiner, Bowser can be seen sitting at a table inside a room full of largely maskless guests without a mask on. The mayor does not appear to be eating or drinking. … Full article

Obama ignores pandemic, plans celebrity-filled birthday bash with hundreds

RT | August 2, 2021

Despite worries from health officials about a Covid-19 resurgence driven by the Delta variant, former president Barack Obama will be hosting his star-studded 60th birthday bash with hundreds in attendance.

Obama himself has been one of many public figures warning people that Covid-19 is “more contagious” now thanks to the Delta variant, which health officials say is behind upticks in cases in numerous states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its mask guidance, stating that even vaccinated Americans should be masking up in areas with rising cases. Multiple counties have reinstated mask mandates and recommendations, including Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The new cases looked at in the study came from “summer events and public gatherings.” Health officials have also warned that they are concerned the Delta variant can still be spread by vaccinated individuals. … Full article

“This Is Not the Country That I Grew Up In”: Australian Widow Arrested for Exercising Near Home

By Michael Curzon  • The Daily Sceptic • August 2, 2021

Following reports of the Australian army being deployed to ensure citizens are abiding by strict lockdown rules, an elderly Sydney resident has written to the Australian about being arrested for exercising near her home. Police officers interpreted this as an offence because the resident, a widow, was wearing a sign and walking in an area she rarely visited. Her letter, republished below, highlights the lengths to which the Australian authorities are going to keep citizens under control.

I am a 78 year-old widow who chose to exercise in the Sydney central business district (CBD) on Saturday. I wore a sign saying: “Not happy, Gladys.” I was alone, I am fully vaccinated and I was wearing a mask.

I was stopped by police and asked what I was doing. I said I was exercising within 10km of my home. They told me I was not allowed to wear a sign while exercising. Both they and I were very respectful but I was arrested on the grounds that, as I did not normally exercise in the CBD, and was wearing a sign, I was protesting and not exercising.

This is not the country that I grew up in. And the really sad thing is that there will be so many who have been intimidated into cringing cowardice and who will just say of me: “Stupid old biddy, serves her right for not just being obedient.”

Mary M Ancich, Birchgrove, Queensland

20,595 Dead 1.9 million injured (50% serious): EU database of adverse reactions for COVID shots

By Brian Shilhavy | Health Impact News | August 2, 2021

The European Union database of suspected drug reaction reports is EudraVigilance, and they are now reporting 20,595 fatalities, and 1,960,607 injuries, following COVID-19 injections. … continue

Blinken Warns Iran ‘There Will Be a Collective Response’ After Deadly Mercer Street Attack

By Gaby Arancibia – Sputnik – 02.08.2021

The US Department of State informed the American public on Monday that it will be working alongside allies to organize a response against Iran for the recent deadly attack on the Mercer Street commercial ship.

Antony Blinken, who serves as US secretary of state, revealed to reporters during a Monday briefing that the US is working with the UK, Israel, Romania and “other allies” to come up with a “collective response” to the Mercer Street attack that unfolded as the commercial vessel was transiting the Arabian Sea.

“We are in very close contact and coordination with the UK, Israel [and] Romania,” Blinken informed reporters, underscoring that “there will be a collective response” to the incident. … Full article

Foreign Ministry: Any adventurism will be met with Iran’s immediate, powerful response

Press TV – August 2, 2021

The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry has warned against any possible act of adventurism against the country’s interests, pledging “immediate, powerful, and serious” response to any such move.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not hesitate, even for a moment, to defend its security and national interests, and will answer any possible adventurism with immediate, powerful and serious action,” Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters on Monday.

The Iranian ministry’s spokesman was reacting to recent statements by US and British top diplomats about Iran’s role in the Thursday attack on an Israeli tanker off the coast of Oman.

Without providing any proof, foreign ministers of both the United States and the UK accused Iran of having a direct role in the attack, with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken alleging “we are confident that Iran conducted this attack, which killed two innocent people, using one-way explosive UAVs.” … continue

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers And Fishermen In Gaza

IMEMC | August 2, 2021

Israeli soldiers and the navy attacked many Palestinian farmers, and fishermen, in the Gaza strip on Monday, causing damage, and forcing the Palestinians to leave.

Media sources said Israeli navy ships opened fire at several Palestinian fishing boats only three nautical miles from the shore, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city.

They added that the navy attacked the boats with water cannons and several rounds of live ammunition, causing severe damage to at least one boat.

The attack did not lead to casualties but forced the fishermen back to the shore in fear of further Israeli escalation, without being able to fish to provide for their families.

In addition, Israeli soldiers stationed in military towers cross the perimeter fence near the Malaka area, east of Gaza city, fired many live rounds at Palestinian farmers, especially in the Zeitoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza city, forcing them to leave.

In addition, the army claimed that the soldiers abducted four Palestinians overnight after they allegedly tried to breach the perimeter fence in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The army repeatedly opens fire at Palestinian farmers, workers, and shepherds near the fence across the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, in addition to the constant attacks targeting the fishermen and their boats in Gaza territorial waters, leading to dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to serious property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

Bill to give Israel billions of dollars passes House, now on to Senate

By Alison Weir | Israel-Palestine News | August 1, 2021

A bill that would expend over $6.4 billion on behalf of Israel, which was advanced earlier by a House committee, has now been passed by the whole House of Representatives. The bill will next be taken up by the Senate.

The bill was passed on July 28th, in the midst of an Israeli killing spree in which Israeli soldiers shot dead four unarmed Palestinian civilians, including an 11-year-old, a teen, and a 20-year-old attending the funeral. … continue

Israel ‘will not let’ non-Jewish Ukraine-born winner of nation’s 2nd ever Olympic gold marry his girlfriend

RT | August 2, 2021

A politician has called on Israel to allow civil marriage as a “basic right” after the mother of Artem Dolgopyat, the nation’s new Olympic champion, claimed the Ukraine-born star cannot marry his girlfriend under religious rules.

Dnipro-raised Dolgopyat cemented his place as an Olympic hero by winning gold in the men’s gymnastics floor tournament in Tokyo on Sunday, having made Aliyah – the Hebrew term for immigrating to Israel – because his family reportedly wanted him to have better opportunities in his discipline.

A two-time national champion in Ukraine by then, Dolgopyat’s media attention in his adopted homeland has extended to his mother, Angela – and she is said to have told a radio show that she is not Jewish according to orthodox law.

Although his mom told the station that Dolgopyat’s father is Jewish, that bloodline would mean he would not be allowed to marry in Israel, where citizens can only marry members of the same religion through established religious institutions, according to the Jerusalem Post. … Full article

Med Schools Are Now Denying Biological Sex

By Katie Herzog | Bari Weiss’ Substack | July 27, 2021

During a recent endocrinology course at a top medical school in the University of California system, a professor stopped mid-lecture to apologize for something he’d said at the beginning of class.

“I don’t want you to think that I am in any way trying to imply anything, and if you can summon some generosity to forgive me, I would really appreciate it,” the physician says in a recording provided by a student in the class (whom I’ll call Lauren). “Again, I’m very sorry for that. It was certainly not my intention to offend anyone. The worst thing that I can do as a human being is be offensive.”

His offense: using the term “pregnant women.”

“I said ‘when a woman is pregnant,’ which implies that only women can get pregnant and I most sincerely apologize to all of you.”

It wasn’t the first time Lauren had heard an instructor apologize for using language that, to most Americans, would seem utterly inoffensive. Words like “male” and “female.”

Why would medical school professors apologize for referring to a patient’s biological sex? Because, Lauren explains, in the context of her medical school “acknowledging biological sex can be considered transphobic.”

When sex is acknowledged by her instructors, it’s sometimes portrayed as a social construct, not a biological reality, she says. In a lecture on transgender health, an instructor declared: “Biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender are all constructs. These are all constructs that we have created.” … continue

Extreme Fraud At NOAA

By Tony Heller | Real Climate Science | August 1, 2021

NOAA’s Climate Extremes Index shows summer afternoon temperatures much above normal are affecting more and more of the US, with the past decade was highest on record.

They show an upwards trend beginning around fifty years ago.

But their thermometer data shows the exact opposite, as does the National Climate Assessment. … continue

That Was The Heatwave That Was!

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | August 2, 2021

imageThere’s been much ado about the UK heatwave last month. Much ado about nothing as it turns out.

The month ended up as only the 21st hottest since 1878. It was not even as hot as years like 1911 and 1921 […]

Daily temperatures in Central England never even exceeded 30C.

It is instructive to compare daily temperatures with those of a hundred years ago.

Clearly the heatwave was much longer lasting and intense in 1921, and that July ended up being a full two degrees hotter.

But back then the Met Office did not have a thermometer next to the runway at Heathrow with which to con the public.

What do we want? South-facing windows!

By Ivor Williams | The Conservative Woman | August 2, 2021

YOU may have read recently that ‘Britain is failing to protect its vulnerable citizens. Thousands of preventable deaths could be triggered every year.’ You may have supposed that some road safety organisation was at it again, worried about silent electric cars. Or maybe it was the RNLI having a go about inflatables on the beach. Possibly the opposition playing safe and attacking the crime rate or the NHS?

There’s a clue in the next sentence. ‘As global heating worsens and heatwaves become more frequent, the problem is likely to worsen significantly.’ This is Baroness Brown of Cambridge, a member of the Climate Change Committee (CCC), and she goes on to claim that by 2050 there could be three times as many heat-related deaths as there are today.

This is a Guardian piece about the CCC’s comments on a Met Office warning about hotter summers, so let’s stop here and take a deep breath of reality. … continue

UN special rapporteur on torture requests info after German police throw elderly woman to ground

RT | August 2, 2021

Nils Melzer, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on torture, has issued a request for information after a video showing a German police officer throwing an elderly woman to the floor during a protest went viral online.

The footage, allegedly recorded during the anti-Covid-19 lockdown protests in Berlin on Sunday, showed the woman attempting to walk past an officer before he grabbed onto her neck with both hands and threw her forcefully to the ground.

Fellow protesters could be seen in the video admonishing the officer and trying to help the injured woman, as several officers continued to push others in the area with less force.

Melzer – who is also the human rights chair at the Geneva Academy in Switzerland – confirmed on Sunday that the video had been brought to his attention. He has requested both witness statements and details on whether “an official investigation has been launched.” … Full article

Why would you institute get tough policies and mandates exactly when the data show the vaccines are very leaky?

By Meryl Nass, MD | August 1, 2021

If your vaccine doesn’t necessarily protect you or me very well, you can’t achieve herd immunity and there is no societal justification to mandate the shot, or squeeze the unvaccinated.

Supposedly, CDC just figured this out. More to the point, the media just started reporting on it, mostly because of a leaked set of CDC slides.

So, it would appear that the only reason to get tough about the shots right now, would be to get them into arms before the public realizes the benefits are rapidly shrinking.

Pfizer applied for a full license, which would be the necessary condition to legally mandate the shots. But a poorly conceived and argued Office of Legal Counsel “opinion” was issued last week.  It argues that mandates could be imposed under EUA.

It is unlikely that the feds would issue such a charged and difficult-to-defend document unless they needed it. They only need it if a license is not coming soon.  Which suggests FDA has cold feet. Which is something new, considering how they licensed remdesivir. The data they have must be pretty bad.  Maybe they are waiting for more data that will look better?

Just speculating…

‘You stayed home, to protect the NHS, but they gave Midazolam to the Elderly and told you they were Covid Deaths’

DAILY EXPOSE • JUNE 13, 2021

In March 2020 the British people were told that they must “stay at home” in order to “protect the NHS” and “save lives”. They were also told that the authorities needed just “three weeks to flatten the curve”.

Why were the British people instructed to stay at home? Because of the threat of a new and emerging virus which we’re told originated in the city of Wuhan, China. A virus which has claimed the lives of 128,000 to date in the United Kingdom, or so we’re told.

But what if we could prove to you that you’ve given up fifteen months and counting of your life due to a lie? But not just any lie, a lie that has involved prematurely ending the lives of thousands upon thousands of people, who you were told died of Covid-19. A lie that has involved committing one of the greatest crimes against humanity in living memory. A lie that has required three things – fear, your compliance, and a drug known as Midazolam… continue

Booster Jabs To Be Offered To 32 Million Brits From September

By Richie Allen | August 2, 2021

It is being reported this morning that booster jabs will be offered to 32 million Britons from next month. … continue

Does This Data From Public Health Scotland Show that Vaccine Effectiveness Against Death is Just 46%?

By Will Jones | The Daily Sceptic | August 2, 2021

How well do the vaccines protect from death? The two most recent weekly reports from Public Health Scotland give us death data by vaccination status, and by subtracting one from the other we can work out how many Covid patients died in the week July 9th-15th. The results are shown below. … continue

That big lie from last week – that 97% of hospitalized and 99.5% of deaths occur in the unvaccinated…

… Proven a lie by CDC’s own slide deck

By Meryl Nass, MD | August 1, 2021

This is from the slide deck leaked a few days ago from CDC… continue

Kamala Harris thrashed as polling shows she’s historically ‘unpopular’ VP

RT | August 1, 2021

Kamala Harris has become the most unpopular vice president six months into an administration in years, according to recent unfavorable polling for the former senator.

Harris found her future hopes of ever becoming president a point of mockery over the weekend as critics jumped on a report indicating that recent polling shows she has become the least popular vice president six months into an administration since the 1970s.

According to a report from the Telegraph, Democrat strategists have internal worries about the controversial politician, describing her polling as “underwater” at this point.

Two recent polls cited by the report show approval ratings of 46% in both, but disapproval ratings of 47% and 48%.

Harris is also struggling with support among significant and influential voting groups, such as young people and Hispanics. An Economist/YouGov poll showed only 36% of respondents between the ages of 18-29 viewed Harris “favorably.”

In a recent aggregate put together by RealClearPolitics, 46% also said they viewed Harris unfavorably, three points higher than Biden at the same time.

In a poll posted by Telegraph on Twitter in a thread regarding worries about Harris’ unfavorable view among much of the public, over 50% of over 40,000 voters – as of this writing – said Harris is doing a “bad job.” Approximately 20% said she is doing a “good job,” and another 27% were “not sure.” Full article

Haniyeh re-elected as chief of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas

MEMO | August 1, 2021

Ismail Haniyeh has been elected to a second term as head of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, two Palestinian officials told Reuters on Sunday.

“Brother Ismail Haniyeh was re-elected as the head of the movement’s political office for a second time,” one official told Reuters. His term will last four years.

Haniyeh, the group’s leader since 2017, has controlled its political activities throughout several armed confrontations with Israel – including an 11-day conflict in May that leftover 250 in Gaza and 13 in Israel dead.

He was the right-hand man to Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in Gaza, before the wheelchair-bound cleric was assassinated in 2004.

Haniyeh, 58, led Hamas’ entry into politics in 2006 when they were surprisingly won the Palestinian parliamentary elections, defeating a divided Fatah party led by President Mahmoud Abbas.

Haniyeh became prime minister shortly after the January 2006 victory, but Hamas – which is deemed a terrorist organisation by the United States, Israel, and the European Union – was shunned by the international community.

Following a brief civil war, Hamas seized Gaza from the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority, which has limited self-rule in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, in 2007. Israel has led a blockade of Gaza since then, citing threats from Hamas.

Hamas slams new US arms deal with Israel

Palestine Information Center – July 31, 2021

GAZA – The Hamas Movement has said that “the US support for Israel with weapons, money and political cover makes Washington an accessory to the aggression against the Palestinian people.”

In press remarks on Saturday, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasem said that the US administration’s decision to have a new major arms deal with the occupation state would encourage it to persist in its aggression and terrorism against the Palestinian people, their land and holy sites.

Spokesman Qasem added that the continued US arming of the Israeli army would also “contribute to increasing the tension in the region and making Israel more rebellious against international law and resolutions.”

The US state department on Friday announced that it had approved the sale of 18 CH-53K heavy helicopters to Israel in a deal valued at up to $3.4 billion.

The deal would include engines, navigation systems, weaponry, support equipment, spares and technical support.

Is a Major Health System Coming After One of Its Prestigious Doctors to Punish Him for Scientific Dissent?

TrialSite News | July 31, 2021

The politics around scientific dissent get nastier as Dr. Peter McCullough, a top cardiologist with over 1000 publications and over 500 citations in the National Library of Medicine and an accomplished researcher frequently interviewed for his concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines, was sued by Baylor Scott & White Health to stop declaring any affiliation with the Dallas-based health system. Dr. McCullough, featured by TrialSite numerous times, has been a big advocate of early-onset treatment for COVID-19 patients with a variety of existing approved treatments, used off label. In February, Dr. McCullough and both BSWH and HealthTexas Provider Network entered into a confidential separation agreement, one in which he was not to mention his affiliation with the health system. BSWH is playing hardball, seeking $1 million in monetary relief, along with non-monetary relief. Is there more to this story? Why would this large health system come after a well-known, prominent doctor so intensely?

Dr. McCullough is one of America’s leading physicians and has taken an active role in leading the effort to develop approaches for the early treatment of COVID-19. … continue

Apple removes dating app for the unvaxxed Unjected as its creators cry ‘CENSORSHIP!’

RT | August 1, 2021

Apple has removed the dating app Unjected, marketed as a “safe space” for unvaccinated Americans, from its store, saying it “inappropriately refers to the Covid-19 pandemic.” The app’s developers say this amounts to censorship.

Unjected describes itself as a “platform for like-minded humans that support medical autonomy.” The dating app has been pitched as a ‘safe space’ of sorts for unvaccinated Americans looking to date without the pressure of being or not being inoculated against Covid-19. Critics, however, have viewed the app as a growing social-media platform for anti-vaxxers and a hotspot of Covid misinformation. … continue

Democratic lawmakers petition Nextdoor over vaccine skepticism

By Dan Frieth | Reclaim The Net | August 1, 2021

Nextdoor, a social media networking service that operates as a neighborhood hub for sharing information, has been criticized by Congressional Democrats in the US for its lack of action to address the skepticism regarding the COVID vaccination.

“We urge you to release specific and clear data demonstrating the resources you currently devote to protect non-English speakers from misinformation, disinformation, and illegal content on your platform,” said the letter to Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar, according to Politico Pro.

“Congress has a moral duty to ensure that all social media users have the same access to truthful and trustworthy content regardless of the language they speak at home or use to communicate online.” The lawmakers demanded a response by Aug. 13.

The reports come after prominent Democrats, including President Joe Biden, accused Facebook and YouTube of failing to do more to combat vaccination skepticism as both provide platforms that stand out when it comes to connecting and sharing information with people around the world.

The US senators addressed and tackled tech companies’ legal immunity in which they planned to add to the stack of legislation aimed at Section 230 – a rule that prevents tech companies from being sued for user-posted content – by holding such platforms liable for health-related misinformation.

Facebook, according to Biden, is “killing people” because it does not control information from the general public.

“They’re killing people. The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people.”

Following President Joe Biden’s comments, Facebook issued its own statement opposing the president’s accusations.

“We will not be distracted by accusations which aren’t supported by the facts,” Facebook said. … Full article

2020 Was Another Quiet Tornado Season

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | August 1, 2021

According to NOAA’s preliminary data, the number of tornadoes in the US last year was below average.

The full, finalised data has now been released, and it shows another very quiet year for the stronger tornadoes, EF-3s and greater… continue

Media Ignore The Science & Peddle Climate Propaganda

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | August 1, 2021

… it is now apparent that the propaganda is being ramped up to a new higher level, in an attempt to intimidate the public, who are rightly worried about the direct cost to them of Net Zero policies.

Climate sceptics are accused of denying the “science”, yet it is the media now who are rejecting what the IPCC have been consistently saying – that extreme weather is not getting worse. There are no discernible trends in storms, floods, droughts, hurricanes or wildfires. Heatwaves may be slightly hotter than in the past, but equally extreme cold spells are a bit less cold.

Indeed, the whole idea that a tiny rise in temperature could transform our weather is utterly absurd. … Read full article

YouTube bans Sky News Australia for a week over alleged Covid misinformation

RT | August 1, 2021

YouTube has suspended one of the largest media companies in Australia, local Sky News, from posting on its platform for allegedly breaching Covid-19 misinformation policies. It has also reportedly had some of its videos removed.

The one-week suspension was issued following a review of Sky News Australia’s “old videos,” the channel announced on Sunday. Under the terms of the temporary ban, for seven days, YouTube will allow no videos or livestreams to be posted by the channel, which has 1.86 million subscribers, and some earlier videos about coronavirus have been reportedly permanently deleted from the platform.

The ban was issued after some of its online content had been reportedly found to include videos that “denied the existence of Covid-19.” “Numerous” such videos have been removed from the channel, so as not to “cause real-world harm.”

“Specifically, we don’t allow content that denies the existence of Covid-19, or that encourages people to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus,” a YouTube spokesperson told the Guardian Australia, adding that no “sufficient countervailing context” has been provided in the allegedly offending media reports.

According to YouTube’s policies, a week-long suspension counts as one strike. If three such warnings are issued over the course of 90 days, a channel is permanently removed from the platform.

Sky News Australia, which is a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, said it acknowledged YouTube’s “right to enforce its policies,” but “expressly rejects that any host has ever denied the existence of Covid-19 as was implied.” Its digital editor, Jack Houghton, has called the suspension a “disturbing attack” on both human and media rights. Suggesting that YouTube had disagreed with Sky News Australia’s reporting on the debate about anti-Covid measures such as mask-wearing and lockdowns, Houghton said he “wondered” why other controversial videos on the issue remained on the platform. “I am yet to be informed of President Joe Biden’s YouTube and Facebook ban after uttering this false sentence: ‘You’re not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations,’” he argued. … Full article

Australia Uses Helicopters and the Army to Enforce Lockdown Rules

The Daily Sceptic | August 1, 2021

The enforcement of lockdown rules in Australia has jumped to another level, with the army knocking on doors to check that people who have tested positive are self-isolating and helicopters blaring the message:

“This is public health order – do not break rules – you will be found and fines issued.”

Police are also checking IDs to ensure that citizens are not outside their ‘exercise radius,’ and those not wearing face masks are being hit with $500 fines. MailOnline has more.

25% of older adults ‘unable to walk as far or in more pain since pandemic start’

Glasgow Times | July 30, 2021

Around a quarter of older people were unable to walk as far or were living in more physical pain earlier this year compared to the start of the coronavirus pandemic, research suggests.

People reported being less steady on their feet, struggling to manage the stairs and feeling less independent since the start of the crisis, according to polling for Age UK.

Some 27% of adults aged 60 and over said they could no longer walk as far, while 25% said they were in more pain.

It also found evidence of accelerated cognitive decline, with more than a fifth (22%) of respondents saying they were finding it harder to remember things.

The charity fears the adverse effects may prove long-lasting and in some cases be irreversible, heaping pressure on NHS and social care services over the coming years. … Full article

Corporate landlords poised to snatch up Americans’ property after eviction moratorium expires

Welcome to the Great Reset?

By Graham Dockery | RT | August 1, 2021

Millions of Americans face imminent homelessness, after Democrats left Washington without extending an eviction moratorium, set to expire on Saturday. However, America’s largest corporate landlords are about to make a killing.

An 11-month eviction moratorium that prevented tens of millions of Americans from losing their homes during the coronavirus-induced economic shutdown expires on July 31, after Congress left Washington for recess without passing a bill to extend it. […]

Curiously, no political will seemingly exists to fight the corporate-backed dehousing of America. Republicans who profess to defend the freedom of America’s middle class have remained largely silent, all the stranger given the fact that a nation of renters falls right in line with the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ initiative, an ambitious plan to reshape the world’s post-pandemic economy into one where the average citizen “owns nothing.” Incidentally, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is a trustee of the WEF.

Democrats aren’t putting up any opposition either. Explaining the lack of a vote on Friday, Speaker Pelosi said that “[Democrats] only learned of this yesterday,” a bizarre statement given the fact that the end of the moratorium had been expected for a month. And though Biden appealed to Congress to pass the bill, it is difficult to take this appeal seriously given the staffing pipeline between BlackRock and the Biden administration.

Brian Deese served as the Global Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock, and now directs the National Economic Council. Wally Adeyemo is a former senior adviser at BlackRock, and now serves as deputy secretary of the Treasury Department. Mike Pyle used to be an investment strategist at BlackRock, now he’s Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief economic adviser.

And, while Biden on Friday called on states to use federal funding from the American Rescue Plan to bail out renters, these efforts have been piecemeal thus far. For now, many Americans falling behind on their rent are on their own. – Full article

Whatever politicians are, they aren’t rational

By Paul Collits | The Conservative Woman | July 31, 2021

THERE are two sources of support for those who find conspiracies behind the creation of the Covid State, who believe that it must all be about ‘something else’.

One is the ‘they know they are lying’ argument of former Pfizer executive and research scientist Mike Yeadon and others, who suggest that even if the politicians don’t fully realise that the Wuhan virus is not a global threat, their public health advisers surely do. They therefore MUST know that they are telling lies, day after day. If they are lying, why?  Who or what is behind the Covid State’s lies? On this view, there must be something hidden and menacing in play.

The second source of support for seeing Covid conspiracies is the fact that so many of the decisions taken by democratic governments are so patently stupid and pointless. So much of what has passed for rational decision-making – ‘we are simply following the science’ – is risible. Locking up the healthy rather than protecting the vulnerable? Making people wear masks that, for decades, we have known not to work? Allowing people with life-threatening illnesses to die for want of attention from supposedly stretched hospitals and doctors? Wrecking the economy? Changing the rules every other day on a whim? Spending billions on contact-trace technology that achieves nothing save spreading further needless panic? The very idea that governments can control, let alone eliminate, rapidly spreading viruses? … continue

In attack on new CDC school guidance, Florida governor signs order allowing parents to decide whether children mask up

RT | July 31, 2021

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order to ensure that parents – and not officials – will decide whether pupils don masks at public schools, pushing back on recent CDC advice for K-12 students.

Signed on Friday, the new order calls on the Florida Departments of Health and Education to set rules that give parents the “freedom to choose whether their children wear masks.”

“The federal government has no right to tell parents that, in order for their kids to attend school in person, they must be forced to wear a mask all day, every day,” DeSantis declared as he inked the order, adding that it was only “prudent” to give parents the discretion for the health precautions their children needed to take.

DeSantis’s new order comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) abruptly changed its guidance on K-12 schools earlier this week, recommending that all students, teachers, and staff mask up when the new school year kicks off. Long a vocal critic of the federal pandemic response, the governor launched a scathing attack on the new guidance, labelling it “unscientific and inconsistent,” and noting that his action had been prompted after several Florida schools boards had considered its implementation.

Having been accused of mixed messaging and an ever-changing stance on masks and vaccinations, the CDC defended its decision to bring back the indoor masking recommendation for all Americans regardless of their vaccination status. The agency cited a new study purportedly showing that fully vaccinated people are no less prone to falling sick with Covid-19’s Delta strain than the unvaccinated.

Conducted in a small town in Massachusetts earlier this month, the study showed that four of five patients – or 74% of those hospitalized with Covid-19 – had been fully immunized. … Full article

Mexico won’t be ‘hostage’ to Big Pharma president says after country rejects Covid jabs for kids

RT | July 31, 2021

Social media users have theorized that President Andres Manuel López Obrador could face severe repercussions after he refused to purchase Covid vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn’t bow to pressure from drugs firms.

In remarks made earlier this week, the Mexican leader said his government was still waiting for the scientific community to demonstrate the benefits of vaccinating minors. Until conclusive evidence was provided, Mexico would refuse to purchase jabs for children, Obrador announced, adding that pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on ensuring medical necessity as they rake in record sales from Covid-19 vaccines.

Mexico will not be held hostage by pharmaceutical companies that only want to do business and scare children with the idea that it is necessary to vaccinate against Covid-19.

He was similarly critical of plans by drugs companies to introduce third- or even fourth-dose booster shots, opining that the jabs could be “superfluous.”

Speaking on the same topic, Undersecretary for Health Hugo López-Gatell claimed there was “no scientific evidence” showing the jab was “essential” for minors, given the high rate of inoculation among the adult population, Excélsior, Mexico City’s second-oldest daily, reported. […]

Largely ignored by international media, Obrador’s provocative remarks went viral after an English-subtitled video of his speech was shared across social media. … Full article

Craig Murray’s jailing is the latest move in a battle to snuff out independent journalism

By Jonathan Cook | July 30, 2021

… Lady Dorrian has put the final nail in the coffin of citizen journalism. She has declared through her ruling that she and other judges will be the ones to decide who is considered a journalist and thereby who receives legal protections for their work. This is a barely concealed way for the state to license or “credentialise” journalists. It turns journalism into a professional guild with only official, corporate journalists safe from legal retribution by the state.

If you are an unapproved, uncredentialed journalist, you can be jailed, as Murray is being, on a similar legal basis to the imprisonment of someone who carries out a surgical operation without the necessary qualifications. But whereas the law against charlatan surgeons is there to protect the public, to stop unnecessary harm being inflicted on the sick, Lady Dorrian’s ruling will serve a very different purpose: to protect the state from the harm caused by the exposure of its secret or most malign practices by trouble-making, sceptical – and now largely independent – journalists.

Journalism is being corralled back into the exclusive control of the state and billionaire-owned corporations. It may not be surprising that corporate journalists, keen to hold on to their jobs, are consenting through their silence to this all-out assault on journalism and free speech. After all, this is a kind of protectionism – additional job security – for journalists employed by a corporate media that has no real intention to challenge the powerful.

But what is genuinely shocking is that this dangerous accretion of further power to the state and its allied corporate class is being backed implicitly by the British journalists’ union, the NUJ. It has kept quiet over the many months of attacks on Murray and the widespread efforts to discredit him for his reporting. The NUJ has made no significant noise about Lady Dorrian’s creation of two classes of journalists – state-approved and unapproved – or about her jailing of Murray on these grounds. … Read full article

Biden’s allegation of ‘Russian interference!’ while silent on Big Tech’s meddling is astounding cognitive dissonance

By Laura Loomer | RT | July 31, 2021

As the 2022 midterm election season approaches, Joe Biden and the Democrat Party are already repeating their 2016 claims of “Russian interference,” which they falsely spewed throughout the entire first term of Donald Trump.

This week, Joe Biden accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to disrupt the 2022 US congressional elections by “spreading misinformation,” going as far as saying Russia was undermining and violating US sovereignty.

Election interference is real. However, Biden, who appears to be in a state of constant mental decline and confusion, demonstrates the election-interference cognitive dissonance that has become commonplace within the Democrat Party and among Democrat voters. As a Republican voter and Congressional candidate myself, I am very concerned about election interference in the 2022 congressional elections, just not from Russia. I agree with Biden’s concerns about the 2022 congressional elections being disrupted by election interference. In fact, the biggest issue currently facing the United States of America and the future of our elections process is election interference – just not by Russia.

The election interference that Americans must be weary of, heading into 2022, is Big Tech interference. … continue

The Triumphant March Toward 100% “Renewable” Electricity: Germany and California

By Francis Menton – Manhattan Contrarian – July 28, 2021

As a state or a country, if you want to have any status in the ranks of the climate virtuous, the key metric is your commitment to get most or all of your energy from “renewables” (mainly wind and solar) by the earliest possible date. Everybody is doing it, and you are nobody if you don’t get in on the bidding. Just a couple of weeks ago (July 14), according to Reuters, the European Commission entered a bid of 40% of final energy consumption from “renewables” by 2030. Back here in the US, the most recent bid from the Biden administration (from April 28) is a goal of 80% of electricity by 2030, which is ambitious on its own, although electricity is a minority of final energy consumption. Congress has yet to consider the Biden administration bid.

Within both the EU and the US, there are national and state champions that are far out-virtuing everybody else. In the EU, it’s Germany. Germany adopted its “Energiewende” way back in 2010 to transition its energy sector to wind and solar. Since then Germany has repeatedly ramped up its renewable energy targets. Most recently, in December 2020, Germany adopted by statute a binding goal of 65% of electricity from renewables by 2030. Here in the US, our champion is California. In California the governing law is the famous SB 100, enacted in 2018, which sets mandatory targets for the electricity sector of 60% from “renewables” by 2030 and 100% by 2045. … continue

A Little Arithmetic: The Costs Of A Solar-Powered Grid Without Fossil Fuel Back-up

By Francis Menton – Manhattan Contrarian – July 29, 2021

Yesterday’s post made the point that states or countries seeking to march toward 100% “renewable” electricity don’t seem to be able to get past about the 50% mark, no matter how many wind turbines and solar panels they build. The reason is that, in practical operation, due to what is called “intermittency,” no output is available from the solar and wind sources at many times of high demand; therefore, during those times, other sources must supply the juice. This practical problem is presented most starkly in California, where the “renewable” strategy is based almost entirely on solar panels, with only a very small wind component. Daily graphs published by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) show a clear and obvious pattern, where the solar generation drops right to zero every evening just as the peak demand period kicks in from about 6 to 9 PM.

Commenter Sean thinks he has the answer: “Given the predictable daily power generation cycle of solar in sunny places like California and the predictable daily demand which peaks in the evening perhaps solar generators should be required to have electricity storage equivalent to the daily generation of their PV system.”

I thought it might be instructive to play out Sean’s idea to see just how much solar generation capacity and storage it would take to make a system out of just those two elements that would be sufficient to fulfill California’s current electricity requirements. Note: this is an exercise in arithmetic. It is not complicated arithmetic. There is nothing here that goes beyond what you learned in elementary school. On the other hand, few seem to be willing to undertake the effort to do these calculations, or to recognize the consequences. … continue

Ausie crews battle Tesla battery fire at Moorabool

ABC news | July 29, 2021

A toxic blaze at the site of Australia’s largest Tesla battery project is set to burn throughout the night.

Key points:

  • A 13-tonne Tesla lithium battery is on fire near Geelong
  • The battery was expected to be ready later this year
  • It was due to be the biggest battery in the southern hemisphere

The fire broke out during testing of a Tesla megapack at the Victorian Big Battery site near Geelong.

A 13-tonne lithium battery was engulfed in flames, which then spread to an adjacent battery bank. […]

The Tesla battery is [was?] expected to become the largest battery in the southern hemisphere as part of a Victorian Government push to transition to renewable energy. … Full story

This Year’s “ Greenland Meltdown” Scare

By Paul Homewood | Not A Lot Of People Know That | July 30, 2021

… There is therefore nothing unusual at all about the June 28th melt, and it certainly does not mean Florida will get flooded. It is something that happens every summer.

Melting of ice in Greenland, as well as the opposite, snowfall, is determined by the weather. Whereas the last two months have been dominated by low pressure, this week has seen high pressure take over. High pressure means plenty of sunshine, which in turn is what melts the ice. It has nothing to do with carbon dioxide. … Read full article

Mask-free Sweden nears zero daily Covid deaths

Chief epidemiologist warns against ‘far-reaching conclusions’ about Delta strain

RT | July 31, 2021

As the CDC urges Americans to mask up against the Delta variant, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist has argued that more data is needed about the strain’s infectiousness. His mask-free nation is hovering at zero Covid deaths per day.

Anders Tegnell said on Friday that there was “a lot we do not know” about Delta and cautioned against drawing “far-reaching conclusions” about the coronavirus strain. He noted that the variant had been circulating in Sweden “for quite some time” with little effect, particularly in high-risk settings such as nursing homes.

His comments were made in response to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting the Delta strain is more transmissible and could potentially cause more severe illness. The New York Times and other media outlets ran stories reporting that the CDC now believes the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox – but this comparison didn’t seem to impress Tegnell. … continue

Neil ‘Master Of Disaster’ Ferguson Gets It Wrong AGAIN

By Paul Joseph Watson | Summit News | July 26, 2021

Professor Neil Ferguson, the controversial epidemiologist who predicted there would be as many as 200,000 COVID cases a day in the UK if restrictions were lifted, is facing scrutiny after infections continued to drop for the 6th day in a row. … continue

COVID PCR Tests Recalled by FDA? Only One Test Recalled – Dozens Remain

By Michael Kane | NY Teachers for Choice | 7-25-21

On July 21, 2021, the FDA announced a recall of the CDC’s February 2020 PCR test. What this precisely means is creating a lot of confusion on social media.

Here is my take confirmed by Dr. James Lyons-Weiler:

Back in February of 2020 The CDC rushed a PCR test to market that was subpar and created false negatives and false positives like crazy (way worse than what we have today). I remember distinctly at that time Dr. James Lyons-Weiler slamming the CDC for this debacle that so deeply disgusted him as a scientist. Weiler blamed the entire thing on CDC’s greed to own the patent of the test approved in the US.

The CDC then went and created a new PCR testing platform in March and THAT is the basis for the more than 100 PCR tests on the market today. So all the FDA did recently was revoke the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the original CDC test that is no longer in use anyway because everyone has known for over 16 months that it is a garbage test. … continue

Face it, we are not immortal

By Manfred Horst | The Conservative Woman | July 30, 2021

WHEN Boris Johnson said in October 2020 that the median age of Covid fatalities was above life expectancy, he was clearly on to something. It is a pity, and a terrible mistake of historical dimensions, that he – and so many others – did not drive their reasoning to the logical conclusions, let alone act on them.

The following is a translation and adaptation of an article which appeared on the German blog Achse des Guten (Axis of the Good) a few days before Johnson’s remarks were made public through his former adviser Dominic Cummings. The numbers are from official German statistics; the percentage distributions derived from those numbers are remarkably similar across the whole Western world. … continue

Veteran Australian broadcaster Alan Jones loses weekly column following anti-lockdown stance

By Cindy Harper | Reclaim The Net | July 29, 2021

Sydney-based outlet The Daily Telegraph will no longer publish columns by popular media personality Alan Jones, who is accused of criticizing lockdowns and COVID measures.

The news outlet says the column was pulled because it was not resonating with users, not because of the controversial commentary on vaccines and COVID-19 measures.

Jones, a veteran broadcaster, who last week went viral around the world for his criticism of President Joe Biden in a CNN Town Hall, was informed that his column would no longer be published by The Daily Telegraph’s editor Ben English. … Full article

On the COVID Delta and masks for the vaccinated: “Governor Newsom, Dr. Wen, and Dr. Walensky, please spare us!”​

By Paul Alexander | Trial Site News | July 29, 2021

Between Dr. WenGovernor Newsom, and CDC Director Walensky, I cannot say which one is more nonsensical and inept. I continue to struggle to pin down who wears that crown as these three lockdown lunatics seem to outdo each other daily with their efforts toward stupidity and verbal tripe. What a trio of misinformation and unscientific, highly unsound falsehoods they repeat daily to the public. Always uninformed. All this crap they are talking about Delta. Delta, DeltaDelta. But we have looked at the evidence, and it is infectious, but it is not deadly. It is not lethal. This is the current evidence, so we do not know where they get their junk science from to underpin the masking of the vaccinated who are indoors. Or even a push for broad mask use at this time.

Moreover, the narrative that new infections (Delta) are raging only in the unvaccinated is pure nonsense and a lie. It appears to actually be the opposite. Even Townhall’s Vespa wants them to shut the hell up with their nonsensical, unscientific tripe. Indications are that Delta is running at higher numbers in the unvaccinated (though Israel and U.K. data suggest 50:50, but we have to give room for immature data), but it does not make one sicker. It’s not ever about infections, it’s about hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths. Does the Delta drive this up? No! Not based on the evidence we have. It does not. … continue

Israeli Soldiers Injure 435 Palestinians In Beita

IMEMC | JULY 31, 2021

Israeli soldiers injured 435 Palestinians during protests against the illegal colonialist activities in three areas in Beita town, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Friday.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said the soldiers injured the 435 Palestinians in Beita, Beita Junction, and Sbeih Mountain.

Jibril said that eight of the injured Palestinians were shot with live rounds and were rushed to Rafidia Hospital after suffering moderate wounds.

He added that 84 Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and 277 suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation in addition to 66 who suffered bruises and fractures after the soldiers attacked them with batons, while some of them suffered lacerations after falling while being chased by the army. … Full article