"The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they are realities, and are often even more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are." -- Niccoló Machiavelli, "The Discourses." 1517.
Far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir said Sunday that security forces’ open-fire regulations should be relaxed to permit them to shoot anyone holding stones or Molotov cocktails, representing a potential threat.
Current rules are more stringent, requiring the threat to be immediate and serious.
“Whoever holds a Molotov cocktail needs to be shot,” the Otzma Yehudit chief told Army Radio. “What does ‘hold’ mean? A stone is murderous. A Molotov cocktail is meant to murder.
The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ground force, General Muhammad Pakpour, announced on 25 November that troops will be sent to the country’s Kurdish border regions in order to prevent “the infiltration of terrorists” from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR).
“Some armored units and special forces of the [IRGC] ground forces are currently heading to the border provinces in the west and northwest of the country,” Pakpour said.
“The measure taken by the ground force of the Revolutionary Guards is based on strengthening the units stationed on the borders and preventing the infiltration of terrorists affiliated with separatist groups stationed in the northern region of Iraq,” he added.
A few days earlier, the IRGC commander had warned residents living near the positions of the separatist militias “to evacuate them so that they would not be injured during the operations of the Revolutionary Guards.”
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has said his country does not want France to take part in its peace talks with Armenia, calling off a four-way meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council head Charles Michel in Brussels on December 7.
Aliyev said on Friday that Macron had “attacked” and “insulted” Baku and should not act as a go-between.
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan has called off the ‘long march’ to the capital Islamabad fearing chaos and announced his party would resign from state assemblies in a new bid to push for early elections.
“I have decided not to go to Islamabad because I know there will be havoc, and the loss will be to the country,” Khan said in his first public address in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital since an assassination attempt earlier this month.
“a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.”
Dying from Coronavirus?
We should question the validity of this statement. Amply documented, the official data pertaining to alleged Covid-19 deaths are totally invalid.
The official covid mortality data are routinely used to obfuscate the REAL CAUSES of vaccine related deaths.
“The More Often Than Not” Diktat
While the CDC acknowledged the issue of comorbidities, it nonetheless enacted totally invalid instructions with regard to the death certificates.
Barely a week following the historic March 11, 2020 lockdown, specific guidelines were introduced by the CDC pertaining to death certificates (and their tabulation in the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)).
“The underlying cause depends upon what and where conditions are reported on the death certificate. However, the rules for coding and selection of the underlying cause of death are expected to result in COVID-19 being the underlying cause more often than not.”
The certifier cannot depart from the CDC criteria. COVID-19 is imposed as a “More Often Than Not” Cause. There are no loopholes. There is no Autopsy.
Two fundamental concepts prevail throughout:
1. The “underlying cause of death”
2. The “More Often than Not” clause which falsifies the cause of death
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended his decision to invoke emergency powers to disperse anti-vaccine protesters who blocked Canadian border crossings with the United States and occupied the capital earlier this year.
Trudeau, testifying on Friday before an independent commission of inquiry in Ottawa, said it was up to him and his cabinet to determine whether the threshold had been met to declare a “public order emergency”, which is necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act.
New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that ever since Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” were launched, the birth rate Down Under has plunged by an astounding 63 percent.
From October to November in 2021, there was a 21 percent decrease in births compared to the average over a 10-year period. From November to December 2021, just one month later, there was a 63 percent decrease in births.
“December was about nine months after the roll-out of the COVID vaccines,” notes LifeSiteNews‘ David James about the rough time period from conception to birth. (Related: Taiwan saw a similar 23 percent plunge in births following the launch of Operation Warp Speed.)
“It is possible that some of these numbers will be revised, but should the trend continue Australia will finish up with empty maternity wards. Even the propagandists running government media departments, and the so-called journalists mimicking everything they say, will have trouble hiding that problem.”
NATO allies the UK and Belgium are at loggerheads as Belgium's green party coalition is using Brexit rules to block the export of critical nuclear arms technology to the UK.
The technology at the centre of the row plays a vital role in the maintenance of the UK's nuclear deterrent, with Belgium insisting the UK needs an 'export licence' to obtain it post-Brexit.
However, though both nations are NATO allies, Belgium's deputy prime minister Georges Gilkinet, member of the green coalition-member Ecolo party has blocked the licence due to 'opposition to nuclear weapons and the arms industry,' the Times reported.
There is a deepening division on the J6 Committee as staffers turn on Liz Cheney over the final report on the January 6th riot. Angry rhetoric is flying with staffers accusing the Committee of becoming a “Cheney 2024 campaign” while both the Cheney spokesperson and Committee spokesperson lashed out at the staff members as “disgruntled” and producing shoddy or biased work. The underlying issue, however, is important and revealing. The Committee’s color coated teams include a “Blue Team” on the failure to prepare adequately for the riot. That part of the investigation is reportedly being dumped or reduced. Members of the “Green” and “Purple” teams are also reportedly irate.
Cheney was soundly defeated in her primary in Wyoming and will soon leave Congress. She is being pushed by some Democrats as a possible surprise candidate for House Speaker if they could get a few Republican votes. That seems highly unlikely. The Republicans are likely to end up with the identical margin held by the Democrats for the past two years. Alternatively, some Democrats want Cheney to run for president either to dog Donald Trump in the primary debates or to run as an independent to siphon off votes in the general election.
A trans athlete, that couldn’t make it anywhere near the podium on the boy’s track team, not only broke a Seattle high school’s 5000-meter girls’ record, but ended up on the winner’s block in a recent competition.
Millions of Americans preparing to travel during the holiday season will experience record prices for airline tickets. Some Americans forced to depart from their local airports, however, will contend with particularly hefty costs, while others will deal with higher numbers of flight cancellations.
Authorities in Florida said that they stopped a woman from causing a “mass casualty” event on Thanksgiving when they say she tried to drive her SUV through a Turkey Trot course that had thousands of people on it.
Ukrainian troops fire thousands of explosive shells at Russian targets every day, using high-tech cannons supplied by the United States and its allies. But those weapons are burning out after months of overuse, or being damaged or destroyed in combat, and dozens have been taken off the battlefield for repairs, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials.
One-third of the roughly 350 Western-made howitzers donated to Kyiv are out of action at any given time, according to U.S. defense officials and others familiar with Ukraine’s defense needs.
Swapping out a howitzer’s barrel, which can be 20 feet long and weigh thousands of pounds, is beyond the capability of soldiers in the field and has become a priority for the Pentagon’s European Command, which has set up a repair facility in Poland.
According to a report from Breitbart, a report by The Hill posted on Thanksgiving Day has misleading data about the number of mass shootings that have occurred in the United States in 2022.
From The Hill, nonprofit Gun Violence Archive (GVA) information noted the U.S. had experienced 609 incidents in 2022, qualifying as mass shootings. Four or more people were involved in each shooting, not including the attacker. According to the GVA, the U.S. is on track to be at the 675 incident mark by the end of 2022. The stats for 2021 were 690 across the country, 610 in 2020, and 417 in 2019.
Researchers from GVA said, “The country is three mass shootings away from 2022, being the second-highest yearly total since we began tracking data.” Only two more shootings would put the country at 675 incidents by post-time on Thursday.
The GVA also reported the U.S. had reached violent death by gun at 39,816 so far in 2022. That breaks down to around 21,500 deaths by suicide and over 18,000 deaths attributed to homicides.
GVA researchers also reported, “GVA had never logged a
month of 60+ mass shootings before 2020. It happened five times in 2020, six times in 2021, and now six times again this year.” Researchers also noted an average of 1.68 mass shootings occurred each day in 2022.
Breitbart points out that the GVA includes multiple reasons in their calculations of mass shootings, such as gang violence, double and triple homicides, drive-by shootings, murder-suicide, and firearm occurrences that do not have fatalities.
Breitbart also reports that according to the Rand Corporation, the standard set number used to determine mass shootings by the FBI’s 1980s definition of a mass murderer is someone who “kills four or more people in a
single incident (not including himself).” This definition means that a “mass shooting” involves a single incident by a single gunman resulting in the death of four or more people.
The 2013 definition was altered slightly by the U.S. Congress when it defined a mass killing as a single incident resulting in the death of three or more people.
Regardless of which definition is used, “four or more deaths” or “three or more people dead,” Breitbart notes either definition does not agree with the claim of 600+ expected “mass shootings” in 2022 reported by GVA.