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Pfizer has offered to extend its Covid-19 vaccine contract with the European Union while scaling back deliveries, but still expects the bloc to pay billions of euros for unused doses amid a major supply glut in some countries, the Financial Times has reported. The offer prompted outrage from a handful of member states, who say the deal would serve the interests of Big Pharma over their own citizens.
The contract extension would push the vaccine agreement out to 2026, with a proposed 40% reduction in the number of doses supplied as well as delays to deliveries, the newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing two unnamed officials.
However, despite the suggested cuts, the US pharma giant still insists that it be paid for the full number of doses originally agreed upon, many of which would never be produced under the new terms.
March 15 marks the 12th anniversary of the Syrian conflict which started with unrest that later translated into a multinational standoff fanned by the collective West. Russia's involvement turned the table on the war, disrupting the attempts to isolate Damascus.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad held talks on Wednesday, March 15. Assad is still at Syria's helm despite the collective West's bid to replace him with a jihadi proxy during a bloody civil war which erupted exactly 12 years ago.
Do you remember when wealthy people all over the world would stash their money in Swiss banks because there were so strong and so private? Well, the second largest bank in Switzerland is literally on the brink of collapse. As I discussed yesterday, Credit Suisse is a prime candidate to be one of the next dominoes to fall. It has been on very shaky ground for a long time, and now the global banking panic has greatly accelerated the outflow of assets from the bank. So why should you care if it fails? Unlike Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, Credit Suisse is so critical to the worldwide banking system that it has officially been designated “as being systemically important by the international Financial Stability Board”
Joe Biden wasn’t always the radical, commie-loving socialist you see in the White House. For nearly forty years, he served in the Senate, a good, yes-man to the Washington establishment. But, since 2021, he has seemingly bent the knee to the woke left, pushing whatever idiotic ideas they give him.
Recently, his official Twitter account posted a “letter” supposedly from a child complaining about the “gender wage gap.” This is a myth long pushed by Democrats, that companies pay women less because of their gender.
Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, Chief of Russian Military Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Protection Troops, cites the work of Project Veritas, the Stew Peters network, and specifically mentions my med-legal analysis, including citing the legal definition of mRNA technology as a bioweapon under 18 USC 175.
Stew Peters asked a great question during the interview which was,
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, said she plans to give back the campaign donations she received from the political action committee for Silicon Valley Bank.
Following the bank’s collapse last week, Waters said she would return the $2,500 from the bank’s PAC she took in late 2020 when she was chair of the Financial Services Committee in the Democrat majority.
One year ago the FDIC suffered a hostile takeover from the Biden gang. A year later the FDIC is bailing out banks with a significant number of Chinese venture capital accounts.
In February of 2022 President Trump’s FDIC Director resigned after what she claimed was a hostile takeover by the Biden regime. She was appalled with the actions taken by those close to Biden.
A year later two banks fail that were run by woke liberals who donated to the Democrats. Silicon Valley Bank had a large number of deposits that were related to Chinese venture capitalists. Barney Frank was on the board of the other bank bailed out by Biden, Signature Bank.
Senator JD Vance says that community banks will take the fall for the bailouts of SVB and Signature Bank failures.
Vance was on with the War Room and he shared that over 90% of SVB deposits were uninsured deposits.
What we basically did is we’re going to charge community banks higher fees to put more money into Silicon Valley Bank to bail out depositors. I think that’s a catastrophic decision.
Mexico's Defense Department said Tuesday that soldiers found over 1.83 million fentanyl pills at a stash house in the border city of Tijuana. The discovery came just one day before Mexico's president claimed the synthetic opioid is not produced in the country.
The department said in a statement that soldiers staked out the house Sunday after authorities received a tip that the site was being used for drug trafficking.
After obtaining a search warrant, soldiers found the nearly 2 million synthetic opioid pills and 880 pounds of meth at the house, the statement said. No arrests were made.
On Wednesday, a former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) warned that there will “probably” be even more bank failures in the United States following the failure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), describing it as a “cleanup” process.
The Daily Caller reports that William Isaac gave his warning on Neil Cavuto’s show on Fox News, saying “there’s probably going to be more failures along the way,” and that “the problem we have is the same one that we had back in 1970s when the government was out of control with its fiscal policies, its monetary policies, inflation set in, and banks were just not ready for that.”
“The thrifts were not, either. We wound up losing some 5,000 banks during that period,” Isaac noted further. “We won’t lose anywhere near that number this time because we don’t have that many. We lost so many. We only have about 4,500 banks today,”
On Monday, a federal appellate court ruled that the firing of a New York man who refused to attend a pro-LGBTQ training session was legal.
As reported by the New York Post, Raymond Zdunski argued in his lawsuit that his employer, the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), attempted to “change his religious beliefs about gender and sexuality” by forcing him to attend a diversity training session focused on people who claim to be LGBTQ. His employer refused his request for a religious exception, citing his Christian beliefs.
Zdunski subsequently sought $10 million in damages, as well as reinstatement and back pay. The lawsuit was originally dismissed last year by District Judge Geoffrey Crawford. The recent ruling by the Manhattan-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Crawford’s original decision, supporting BOCES’ decision to fire him.
And then there are those pending rules for refrigerators, coming as soon as 2027.
The Heritage Foundation's Travis Fisher reacted.
"When you're squeezing all you can out of the efficiency in terms of electricity use and water … you by definition either make the appliance worse or slower," Fisher said. "Why are we so focused on the energy output, as opposed to if it's helping me wash my clothes? That standard has kind of gone off the rails."
ox News Channel host Tucker Carlson asked Republican presidential hopefuls, those who have announced and those exploring a bid, about their policy on Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Carlson reported the responses on Monday night’s show and posted the responses in full on Twitter.
Nikki Haley, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Asa Hutchison and Chris Sununu opted to not participate. But the number of politicians who did respond is impressive, considering as Carlson acknowledged that it was “presumptuous” of a cable news show to conduct such a query.
Those who answered: President Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, Gov. Ron DeSantis (FL), Gov. Kristi Noem (SD), Greg Abbott (TX), Sen. Tim Scott (SC), former Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) and Ohio businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.
President Trump called for peace in Europe (but not at any price) and for regime change at home. Pence supports (but no blank check) Ukraine so as to stop Russia’s ambitions and set an example for China. DeSantis stunned the establishment by spelling out a position close to Trump’s, saying of the U.S. national interest, “a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them.”
Darkstar, the secretive, ultrafast jet supposedly being developed for the U.S. military, may have gotten another shred of confirmation that it actually exists.
Aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin recently tweeted about the famed SR-71 Blackbird “being the fastest acknowledged crewed air-breathing jet aircraft.” (Italic emphasis our own.) As first noted by The War Zone, the tweet could be a subtle reference to the SR-72, the long-rumored hypersonic successor to the Blackbird.
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The Lockheed tweet was in celebration of Tom Cruise’s movie Top Gun: Maverick, the second highest-grossing film of 2022, which picked up six Academy Awards nominations, including for Best Picture, Film Editing and Visual Effects. At Sunday’s ceremony, the film’s sound crew won the Oscar for Best Sound.
A mega-prison in El Salvador brought in a second wave of suspected gang members who will now serve out their sentences in the notorious facility that has been criticised over its 'severe conditions.'
The second group of 2,000 inmates were moved today amid tight security to the new Izalco prison, the largest mega-prison in the Americas, which was built to accommodate more than 40,000 gangsters.
Footage shows the heavily tattooed and barefoot men, dressed only in white shorts, being hurriedly moved around with their heads bowed and hands cuffed behind their backs.
A Massachusetts high school has been criticized for allowing a transgender girl athlete to help win the state track and field championship last month - amid the heated debate over trans athletes in sport.
Chloe Barnes helped Brookline High School to the state's Interscholastic Athletics Association Division 1 Indoor Track and Field Championships over three other schools after competing in the Girls 55m hurdles.
Her fourth-placed finish in the race - behind a Brookline teammate - helped her school get the points necessary to win the title.
Britain’s updated defence and foreign policy strategy envisages an additional £5 billion for armaments and is a demonstration that London’s priority is confrontation with Russia and China. Although UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised this considerable appropriation for the military over two years, it is unlikely to appease British conservatives as the figure did not meet the demands of spending 3% GDP on defence.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace wanted a larger military budget but officials are reportedly “delighted” with the settlement. This is unlikely the case behind closed doors.
Most of the £5 billion will be used to replenish ammunition stockpiles given to Ukraine and work on the AUKUS project to develop nuclear-powered submarines for Australia. Effectively, the main priority of London’s updated defence and foreign policy strategy is to oppose the main geopolitical threats to Anglo hegemony – Russia and China.
It’s the question you’re not allowed to ask. The documentary they don’t want you to see. Join Matt Walsh on his often comical, yet deeply disturbing journey, as he fearlessly questions the logic behind a gender ideology movement that has taken aim at women and children.
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The transformation of once-wholesome American corporations like Disney and Walmart into fulcrums of LGBT power, advancing a wildly destructive sex-and-gender revolution, is not just a tragic story of American moral decline, but also one that offers vital and little-known lessons on the strategies and tactics of the Sexual Left.
How did it happen? How did the self-styled “queer” (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) movement gain such a powerful foothold in corporate boardrooms and, specifically, human resources departments? Surely, a host of factors contributed to the present crisis — the nation’s growing secularization and abandonment of biblical ethos, the increasingly slavish devotion of corporate media to all thing LGBTQ, the “coming out” of millions of Americans (decades ago mostly as gay or lesbian, but today as “non-binary,” “genderqueer,” etc.) and the emotional manipulation of loved ones that comes with it — to name a few.
But another vital but largely invisible factor deserves attention: the cunning strategies and organizational efforts of “gay” and trans activists laboring inside and outside corporations to push major companies to serve the LGBT agenda. Homosexual and trans activists at the biggest “queer” organization in America — the Human Rights Campaign, or HRC — have perfected a corporate shakedown strategy that would make Rev. Jesse Jackson and his Rainbow Coalition green with envy. They worked the system with greater savvy and commitment than their faith-based foes, and won, partly because so many conservatives rolled over rather than risk being called “bigots,” “homophobes,” and now, “transphobes.”
Repeated atmospheric river storms have produced record snow pack in the Sierra mountains. These repeated winter snowstorms have left California towns’ homes buried.
This crazy drone video shows multi-story homes completely buried in snow with another storm on the way with forecasts for up to 12 feet of additional snow. Travel across the passes will almost certainly be closed.
Vehicles equipped with special hardware for “quick and effective” response capabilities were donated by NATO to the Georgian Defence Forces.
According to the Ministry of Defence, 6 all-terrain vehicles worth EUR 542,000 were handed to the country’s Military Police as part of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package, signed in 2014 and aimed at improving Georgia’s…interoperability with the alliance and supporting the process for preparing the country for membership in the bloc.
Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze, NATO Liaison Office Head Alexander Vinnikov, GDF representatives and the alliance attended the ceremony of the handover of the vehicles, which were purchased by the NATO Trust Fund, with Latvia and Australia contributing to the donation.