Thought for the day

"We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." -- Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

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 A new report published in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet suggests that it is “feasible” that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) actually originated from a lab in the United States.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 14:06

  To encourage compliance with the country’s new strict energy dictates, some entity in Switzerland – the government claims it is not involved – is blanketing the nation with posters calling on residents to rat out their neighbors for “overheating” their homes and committing other energy “crimes” this winter.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 14:04

 School teachers in Ohio can now carry guns to defend their students under the state’s House Bill (HB) 99, which took effect Monday, September 12.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 14:03

 On Thursday, parents shared personal stories of losing children to fentanyl at a roundtable organized by the Republican Study Committee. The advocates urged the government to help curb the crisis impacting young people nationwide.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 13:19

 National Security Council spokesman John Kirby had a tense exchange with a reporter who said some are accusing Kirby of trying to “undermine” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 13:16

With President Joe Biden and his posse allowing illegal immigrants to flood into the United States at unprecedented rates, Republican leaders are shipping some to Democrat-run cities, which has caused Biden to lash out.

Democrats are fine with illegal immigrants wreaking havoc on Republican states such as Florida and Texas. However, their lack of intolerance of diversity is clearly shown when they are faced with dealing with it.

GOP Governors Ron DeSantis (FL) and Greg Abbot (TX) have sent immigrants captured in their state to places like Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, and most recently, Martha’s Vineyard, where former president Barack Obama resides.

Posted on: Sep 17 13:11

 The Big Easy overtook St. Louis for the grim distinction of U.S. murder capital in the first half of 2022.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 13:09

 Candace Owens has taken a stand against social media bans — even for those she doesn’t agree with.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 13:07

In a major breakthrough in the battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, Tel Aviv University researchers have isolated two antibodies that neutralize all known strains of COVID-19 – including Omicron – with up to 95% efficiency and will strengthen the immune systems of people at risk.

Targeted treatment with antibodies and their delivery to the body in high concentrations may serve as an effective substitute for vaccines, especially for at-risk populations and those with weakened immune systems, according to the researchers. By using antibody treatment, there is a possibility that the need to provide repeated booster shots to the entire population every time a new variant emerges will be eliminated.

The research was led by Dr. Natalia Freund and doctoral students Michael Mor and Ruofan Lee of the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine. The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Ben Croker of the University of California at San Diego. Also taking part in the study were Prof. Ye Xiang of Tsinghua University in Beijing, Prof. Meital Gal-Tanamy and Dr. Moshe Dessau of Bar-Ilan University.

Posted on: Sep 17 13:02

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan reported no major overnight incidents on Saturday, indicating that a ceasefire agreed after intense Friday fighting remained in effect, although Kyrgyz border guards said a village was briefly shelled.

The two former Soviet republics clashed over a border dispute this week, accusing each other of using tanks, mortars, rocket artillery and assault drones to attack nearby settlements.

Central Asian border issues largely stem from the Soviet era when Moscow tried to divide the region between groups whose settlements were often located amidst those of other ethnicities.

Tags: ASIA
Posted on: Sep 17 13:01

A small Dutch town took Twitter to court on Friday to demand the social media giant take down all messages relating to a supposed ring of Satan-worshipping pedophiles that was alleged to have been active in the town in the 1980s.

Bodegraven-Reeuwijk, a town of around 35,000 inhabitants in the middle of the Netherlands, has been the focus of conspiracy theories on social media since 2020, when three men started spreading unfounded stories about the abuse and murder of children they said took place in the town in the 1980s.

The main instigator of the stories said he had childhood memories of witnessing the abuse by a group of people in Bodegraven.

The stories caused much unrest in Bodegraven, as scores of followers of the men’s tweets flocked to the local graveyard to lay flowers and written messages at the graves of seemingly random dead children, who they claimed were victims of the satanic ring.

Posted on: Sep 17 13:01

Tehran needs the removal of sanctions and guarantees from Washington to restore the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said.

“Removal of sanctions should be accompanied with the resolution of safeguards. There are some political and baseless accusations against Islamic Republic of Iran when it comes to safeguard issues,” Raisi told the Al Jazeera broadcaster on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the Uzbek city of Samarkand.

The president noted that it is necessary to finalize these safeguard issues but it is not yet time to have face-to-face talks with the United States as Washington’s sincerity is questionable, according to Al Jazeera.

“Regarding the guarantees, if we have the trustworthy guarantees, and we have the lasting removal of the sanctions, not temporary removal of sanctions, and if there is a lasting solution for the safeguard issues, for sure it is possible to reach agreement,” Raisi added.

The JCPOA deal was sealed in 2015 by China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the European Union. Former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.

Tags: IRAN
Posted on: Sep 17 13:00

Senator Josh Hawley grilled Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, over government control of speech on his platform including foreign bodies such as the WHO and other unelected globalist groups.

Alex Jones broke down this open admission that Big Tech is illegally violating the First Amendment at the direction of international organizations during Friday’s live broadcast.

Posted on: Sep 17 12:58

My Range Rover is 15 years old, but I never think of it as being particularly decrepit or dangerous.

Sure, it doesn’t have many of the features found on modern cars but here’s the funny thing: Thanks to the global shortage of microchips, a lot of modern cars don’t have many of those features either.

Today, a car has between 500 and 3,000 chips, which control almost everything from heating to braking. 

And rather than stop the production lines until the effects of the pandemic end and chips become more widely available, car manufacturers are simply deleting systems that need them.

Ford dropped rear seat climate controls, BMW quietly stopped fitting touch-screen sat nav, Mercedes did away with wireless phone charging. 

And now comes news that two factories that make the neon used in the production of chips are in Ukraine.

And are currently shut. So things are likely to get worse before they get better, which means that, in the coming months, more and more features will be deleted.

Soon, then, a new car will have a choke and a carburettor and drum brakes, and will be more dangerous and old fashioned than the 13-year-old rust bucket that you’re driving now.

It’s not all bad news, though, because electric cars use a vast amount of chips.

They even need them to operate the recharging systems. 

Posted on: Sep 17 12:53

 Washington D.C. Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser complained Friday that the nation’s capital is not equipped for the influx of illegal immigrants being sent by red-state governors fed up with the porous Mexican border.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 12:51

A strong earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Saturday evening, toppling objects from store shelves, collapsing a house and interrupting rail service on the island, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, media reported.

Taiwan’s Central News Agency said the 6.4 magnitude shallow quake was centered north of Taitung County on the island’s eastern shore.

It partially collapsed an uninhabited house in Hualien County, about 165 kilometers (100 miles) north along the coast, causing no casualties. The Taiwan Railways Administration said trains linking Hualien and Taitung had been temporarily halted and five other high speed rail services canceled until safety checks are performed.

Posted on: Sep 17 12:51

 Former Democratic House member Tulsi Gabbard scorched Vice President Kamala Harris for claiming the Mexican border is secure, saying the vice president “has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency.”

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 12:50

 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) moved from calling for a criminal investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) after DeSantis sent 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard this week to demanding that DeSantis debate him.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 12:41

 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law prohibiting social media companies from censoring speech on the basis of political viewpoint.

By: orraz
Posted on: Sep 17 12:40

Foundation called Illegals ‘trash’

Posted on: Sep 17 12:39

Two Supreme Court Justices now hint that more information is coming out soon about the overturning of Roe v. Wade leaked draft opinion. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch indicate that an update may come forth as early as the end of this month.

In remarks made during a discussion at Temple Emanu-El’s Streicker Center with Judge Alison Nathan, Justice Kagan said, “I don’t know anything. I suspect my colleagues don’t know anything, except for the chief justice maybe, about what the investigation has turned up, if anything.” Kagan said that if the Supreme Court’s investigators have “not figured out who the perpetrator was,” another severe dilemma is how the court can prevent the same thing from occurring again.

Posted on: Sep 17 12:36

Dr. Chris Shoemaker recently reported on the data made available from ONS that compares children who received a saline injections with those who received 2 shots. In the beginning it was thought there would be a small benefit from receiving the vaccine, but the initial data showed that 10-14-year-old children who received an mRNA shot had a 52x higher chance of death. In May 2022, when millions were included in the sample size, it was shown that children had an 82x greater risk of mortality if injected twice with the Covid vaccines.

We are starting to see the pendulum swing in the other direction, however, as first Britain dropped the shots for children, and now Denmark ends Covid vaccinations for almost everyone under 50 years old.

Posted on: Sep 17 12:35

Excellent points from Tom Friedman in the NYT. I am not even surprised that the loony Libtards haven't thought this all the way through. I'm sure that Al Gore or one of his ilk, will come up with a sensible solution.

Imagine Florida with a hurricane coming toward Miami.

The governor orders an evacuation. All cars head north.

They all need to be charged in Jacksonville.

How does that work? Has anyone thought about this?

If all cars were electric and were caught up in a three-hour traffic jam with dead batteries,

then what? Not to mention that there's virtually no heating or air conditioning in an electric vehicle because of high battery consumption.

If you get stuck on the road all night, no battery, no heating, no windshield wipers, no radio, no GPS (all these drains the batteries), all you can do is try calling 911 to take women and children to safety. But they cannot come to help you because all roads are blocked, and they will probably require all police cars will be electric also. When the roads become unblocked no one can move! Their batteries are dead.

Posted on: Sep 17 12:34

79-year-old retired CIA agent, Malcom Howard, has made a series of astonishing claims since being released from hospital in New Jersey on Friday and told he has weeks to live. Mr. Howard claims he was involved in the “controlled demolition” of World Trade Center 7, the third building that was destroyed on 9/11.

Mr. Howard, who worked for the CIA for 36 years as an operative, claims he was tapped by senior CIA agents to work on the project due to his engineering background, and early career in the demolition business.

Trained as a civil engineer, Mr. Howard became an explosives expert after being headhunted by the CIA in early 1980s. Mr. Howard says has extensive experience in planting explosives in items as small as cigarette lighters and as large as “80 floor buildings.

The 79-year-old New Jersey native says he worked on the CIA operation they dubbed “New Century” between May 1997 and September 2001, during a time he says the CIA “was still taking orders from the top.” Mr. Howard says he was part of a cell of 4 operatives tasked with ensuring the demolition was successful.

Tags: 911
Posted on: Sep 17 12:22

End of the Line for Poornima Wagh?

As previously reported, Poornima Wagh appeared on the world stage 3/2022, recycling much of the material produced by a team of folks I call “#TeamNoVirus”. But with a twist.

She claimed to have 2x PhDs from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, that she had tested 1,500 or 756 patient samples, finding “no COVID” in any of them. But are these facts true?

Planet Waves FM did a search for the claimed scientific credentials of this latest 'covid truth' celeb, and turned up nothing.

Wagh was also unable to cite any published paper, or supply any evidence whatsoever of any the purported testing. There are many other details of her claims which are unsubstiantiated, and cannot be verified.

Posted on: Sep 17 12:18