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On January 25th, 2023, Germans marched on the central square of Marienplatz, Munich, against its involvement in the war between Ukraine and Russia. Demonstrators explained they were “standing up against warmongering and the path to World War III.”
The protesters voiced their opposition to Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock from the left-wing Greens Party, who declared, “we are fighting a war against Russia, and not against each other.”
She spoke the day before the German government announced it was arming Ukraine with advanced Leopard tanks, putting aside earlier reservations about whether such a move could prompt Moscow to escalate the war. Demonstrators called the decision an “inhumane policy of death.”
Not only did German citizens not get input into these controversial decisions, but historically, when Germany went to war with Russia, it did not go very well for them.
Josh Stirling, a top insurance analyst, found a 7% increase in aggregate mortality for each C-19 dose. This is mathematics and doesn’t take in all the variables that took place during the pandemic, including the vaccine. The lockdowns and the illness itself caused poor health care, depression, and suicides. It doesn’t look at illnesses or the age of the people who died. So, one has to be careful with this. However, he correlated it to actual doses.
He used CDC data in the US and compared this year to last year. If the vaccines were neutral or helpful, you would see lower levels of mortality.
He explained that if vaccines actually reduced all-cause mortality, then the data from “highly vaccinated” states would show “lower levels of mortality” in those areas. Instead, data shows the opposite. Stirling previously noted that overall, all-cause mortality in the US rose in 2022 from 2021 by about 15%.
Many people still sneer at Justin Trudeau for his silly costumes; soft-spoken, even boyish, demeanor; and overt love for all leftist tropes, whether racial, sexual, religious, or anything else. Those people are fools. Trudeau is a dangerous man who is rapidly creating a totalitarian government that grants rights only to those who march in lockstep with Trudeau’s leftist political and social beliefs.
It’s been obvious since Pierre Trudeau that Canada, once a solidly conservative country in an old-fashioned mode (patriotism, family, faith), has taken a left turn. Those polite Canadians happily yielded to the radical harpies on the left, giving political privileges to all sexual identities and all racial identities while impressing upon conservatives that the government had no room for them. Canada could do this because, lacking a constitution that spells out rights inherent in all people, it could easily promise privileges—in other words, government “permissions”— only to take them away again.
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."
Back in the 1980s, when Bill Casey was director of Central Intelligence, I asked him a direct question related to analysis. In response, he pointed to his temple and said, “Well, you just gotta use your noodle.”
Whatever you may think of Casey, his pithiness here is instructive. It’s good advice for everyone these days, especially as the term “conspiracy theory” continues to mushroom throughout Big Media, here, there, and everywhere. Team Biden seems to have pushed the term into absolute hyperdrive since he took office.
It’s used even when grand plans are out in the open. For example, participants at the recent World Economic Forum congregation in Davos publicly discussed how we should all be censored and surveilled and tracked. The Orwellian life they’d like to shove on us has been preached for decades by WEF founder Klaus Schwab, prior to his 2020 publication of “The Great Reset.”
But if you point this out you’re likely to be smeared as a “conspiracy theorist.” As Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and many respected pundits have noted, the WEF goal for an unelected elite to rein in the hoi polloi is no theory. Their activists talk about it constantly.
Sure, there are some people who conjure up far-fetched notions of why and how this or that may have happened. But the term “conspiracy theorist” has become a knee-jerk label intended to discredit thoughtful investigation — or just plain observation — by describing investigators as wacky conjurers. This is one of many ways power elites exploit the natural human fear of ostracism in order to induce us to self-silence.
A state appeals court in Arizona has agreed to expedite a hearing into a lawsuit brought by former GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake alleging enough election improprieties in November to have cost her a victory against then-Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who has since been inaugurated as governor.
The decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals comes after the state Supreme Court rejected her case earlier this month and remanded it to be heard first in lower courts. In a brief order, the court agreed with Lake’s arguments that her challenge should be handled as a “special action petition.” The court date is reportedly scheduled for March.
As her lawsuit is pending, Lake’s campaign responded to rumors that she is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Krysten Sinema, who left her party months ago and is now a self-declared Independent.
“I’m told Kari Lake is considering running for the US Senate seat held by Kyrsten Sinema in 2024,” CNN political reporter Kate Sullivan posted on Twitter.
For the last several days, the mainstream propaganda machine diverted its attention from the mandatory “evil Russia” narrative and focused on 24/7 coverage of a weather balloon. Although the media frenzy was part of the “evil China” narrative, this one is not as omnipresent as that about Russia, at least not yet. The rather bizarre overfocus on such a trivial matter still has its propaganda purpose, as the “spy balloon”, while insignificant at a glance, fulfilled an important geopolitical goal for the United States.
First, the idea that a superpower such as China needs weather balloons to effectively spy on the US is quite laughable, as the Asian giant has more than enough surveillance satellites for that purpose, both military and civilian, to say nothing of its intelligence services and other means of collecting information. Second, weather balloons are simply too obvious and, thus, too (geo)politically sensitive to be used for that purpose, not to mention they’re not exactly the most steerable aircraft and are also quite slow, meaning they take quite a lot of time to reach the desired location.
Eventually, the US Air Force sent its much-touted F-22 fighter jets to shoot down the balloon. The coverage of the shootdown was quite embarrassing, to say the least, as the F-22 “Raptor” is an extremely expensive aircraft and it made no sense to use it for such a trivial matter. The jet that costs $334 million apiece and nearly $70,000 per flight hour fired a nearly half a million dollar missile to down a weather balloon, but the media presented it as if the target was no less than an alien spacecraft invading the US. There are now even photos of an F-22 with the balloon painted on it as its first air-to-air kill.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder to taxpayers, notifying them that when they file their taxes for 2022, they must report all their digital assets.
“The question, which appears at the top of Forms 1040, Individual Income Tax Return; 1040-SR, U.S. Tax Return for Seniors; and 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return, was revised this year to update terminology,” the government agency said.
A 43-year old club-level tennis player, Ryan Vannah, passed away while playing a mixed doubles match. He dropped to his knees, lied down and died.
On January 29th, Ryan Vannah was in the tiebreaker of a mixed doubles tennis match at Red Rock Country Club when he dropped to a knee. Doctors watching the match rushed to perform CPR, but after 55 minutes of medical attention, his heart never restarted. Vannah’s sister, Tami Vannah Kang, was called moments after her brother collapsed, and found her sister-in-law, Dr. Catherine Vannah, among those trying to revive him. It wasn’t until they got to Summerlin Hospital and Medical Center that she and her husband broke down crying. Ryan Vannah died at Summerlin Hospital later that day.
His sister expressed she was shocked as this was the first incident to happen its kind. She also said, “He took impeccable care of his health. He was so fit. He lifted weights. He looked like a bodybuilder to me. He was huge. We did not see this coming.”
Several former military officials said that the United States could face significant shortfalls if there is ever a conflict with the Chinese regime over Taiwan, coming as U.S. military jets shot down a Chinese spy balloon that drifted across the United States.
“Unfortunately, talking broadly and in overall terms, the Chinese have dramatically increased their air, sea, space, cyber, and missile capabilities in the last couple of decades,” James Anderson, acting undersecretary of defense for policy under President Donald Trump, told Fox News.
“In some of the scenarios that could happen, we might well be at a competitive disadvantage initially because they have home-field advantage in terms of their capacity to quickly mobilize local forces,” he said, “and that’s really important to the [Chinese military].”
A fire at a chicken farm in Orini has killed 50,000 egg-laying hens.
Zeagold Nutrition chief executive John McKay confirmed there was a fire at its egg-laying farm in Waikato.
“A supervisor on-site at our farm called the fire department at 7.40am today. All 12 staff members on site are safe and unharmed,” McKay said earlier today.
“Ten emergency vehicles are currently on site to contain the spread of the fire.”
McKay said the cause of the fire had not been determined and the focus was on the welfare of their hens.
McKay confirmed about 1pm that the fire had been contained.