Thought for the day
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it" -- Mark Twain
The Netherlands have been struggling with unexplained excess mortality for more than a year. Since the second half of 2021, over ten thousand more people have died than expected. In October 2021, the leader of Forum for Democracy, Thierry Baudet, was the first to draw attention to this topic, in parliamentary questions to the then Minister of Health, Hugo de Jonge. The minister directly attributed the excess mortality to COVID. This was incorrect, because the excess death waves did not coincide with the COVID waves at all. Moreover, the excess mortality often exceeded the number of COVID deaths in the same period – to say nothing of the fact that the definition of “COVID death” is, of course, highly controversial.
In December 2021, the House of Representatives ordered the government to conduct an independent investigation into the ongoing excess mortality. In addition to an investigation by Statistics Netherlands and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), independent scientists were also supposed to be granted access to the data, via research financier ZonMW, in order to do their own research. However, that never happened.
An alarming letter obtained by FVD MP Gideon van Meijeren shows that independent scientists do not have access to the data they need. The letter comes from research financier ZonMW and is addressed to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) as well as the Municipal Health Services (GGD) do not want to release the vaccination data and test results, hiding behind privacy rules as an excuse. But that argument does not hold water: the General Data Protection Regulation they rely on does not apply to deceased persons.
North Korea has launched a missile over Japan for the first time in five years, prompting Japanese officials to urge its residents to take shelter.
The missile was fired at 7:22 a.m. local time Tuesday and flew over Japan. Twenty-two minutes later, it landed in the Pacific Ocean, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said, per The New York Times.
In a news briefing, per multiple outlets, Matsuno said, "North Korea's series of actions, including its repeated ballistic missile launches, threatens the peace and security of Japan, the region, and the international community, and poses a serious challenge to the entire international community, including Japan."
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida later said the missile launches were "barbaric," according to Reuters.
New York is following the lead of California in banning the sale of all gas-powered cars and trucks by 2035.
Governor Hochul announced the move this week and said that by 2035 all vehicles sold in New York would be required to be electric.
Hochul will direct the State Department of Environmental Conservation to take regulatory measures necessary to ensure that all vehicle sales in the state will be electric vehicles by 2035.
The Governor claimed that the move would keep New York at the front of the pack as far as leading environmentalism into the future. She said that the state government’s actions would encourage consumers to make more pro-environmental choices and that these regulations would make New York a environmentally cleaner state overall.
A District Attorney candidate backed by George Soros money is calling for the protection of migrants who have violated US immigration law.
Julie Gunnigle is the candidate’s name, and she is the Democratic nominee for District Attorney in Maricopa County, AZ. She says that she believes that immigrants who enter the country illegally should have their immigration status checked before being charged to prevent them from being deported back to their original country.
She says that when prosecutors make plea agreements with suspects, they are meant to do so with the context of justice as their foremost consideration. However, she doesn’t believe this is happening in many immigration cases. She questions if it might be possible to change how these agreements are done to keep more illegal migrants in the country even if they are charged with a crime.
A New York University professor has been fired after a group of students signed a petition against him suggesting his course was too difficult.
Maitland Jones Jr., 84, had 82 of his 350 organic chemistry students sign the petition citing Jones' teaching methods and course outline as reasons for their poor grades.
'We are very concerned about our scores, and find that they are not an accurate reflection of the time and effort put into this class,' the petition said, according to a New York Times report.
A 3-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head over the weekend in a road rage confrontation in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood.
On Sunday, a gang of females clad in head-tote neon-green leotards stormed a NYC subway and robbed several teenagers.
Project Veritas on Monday released another undercover video from its ‘Secret Curriculum’ series.
An award-winning New York University organic chemistry teacher was fired after 82 students signed a petition to get rid of him for making his course ‘too hard.’
Earlier today business magnate and investor Elon Musk posted a poll on his Twitter page about the end-game in the Russia-Ukrainian War.
Addressing the National Institutes of Health, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) Gender Clinic co-founder Naida Dowshen revealed that she recruited research subjects from a youth homeless shelter.
"We recruited folks from a variety of places across the city of Philadelphia, in our own HIV clinic and gender clinic as well as at Covenant House and in some other community-based organizations and aid services organizations that serve young trans women in Philadelphia," said Dowshen, noting that the group also tried to recruit people through social media.
World War III Is Here!
Hegemon USA is at war on Russia.
So far, it’s largely by Ukrainian proxies, their Pentagon and CIA handlers.
It’s also by direct US involvement with its forces on the ground in Ukraine and occupied parts of Donetsk.
They’re operating HIMARS and other sophisticated weapons, ones shipped by the Pentagon and CIA to Kiev while instructing Ukrainian proxies on their use.
At no time since WW II ended was the ominous risk of another global war as likely as now, what may have already begun.
Of greatest concern is possible, maybe likely, use of nukes.
If occurs, the empire of lies will launch them preemptively.
India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) may have finally reached the end of its operations after eight years spent orbiting the Red Planet.
Ground stations operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have lost communication with the spacecraft. The precise cause isn't yet clear; the orbiter may have run out of propellant, MOM's battery may drained beyond the safe operating limit, or an automated maneuver may have cut communications, according to media reports.
Having operated at Mars for eight years, MOM — also called Mangalyaan — has far exceeded its expected mission life of just six to 10 months. The craft was launched in November 2013 and entered orbit around Mars in September 2014.
Gas prices hit a record high in Los Angeles County of $6.466 per gallon on Monday morning, soaring past the previous record set during the nationwide price surge this past spring.
Local ABC affiliate KABC-7 reported:
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose seven-tenths of a cent to a record $6.466 Monday, topping the previous high of $6.462 set June 14.
The average price has risen 31 consecutive days, increasing $1.22, including 1 cent Sunday and 15.3 cents Thursday, the largest daily increase since the record 19.2-cent hike on Oct. 5, 2012, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The streak of increases follows a run of 78 decreases in 80 days totaling $1.216 that began June 15, one day after the average price rose to a record $6.462.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a lawsuit from gun rights groups to challenge a ban on bump stocks.
“The decision not to hear the two related cases, a blow for gun rights activists, leaves the ban in place. The conservative-majority court issued a major ruling in June that expanded gun rights, although the legal issues in the bump stock cases were different,” NBC News reported.
“The ban, implemented by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, went into effect in 2019 after the Supreme Court declined to block it. Since then, the already conservative court has tilted further to the right, with conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a Trump appointee, replacing liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in 2020,” the outlet added.
Judicial Watch on Thursday announced a suit against the California secretary of state for allegedly pushing social media giant YouTube to censor a video on election integrity that the group published.
The suit alleges that the California Office of Elections Cybersecurity (OEC), which Secretary of State Shirley Weber oversees, caused YouTube to remove the video. Judicial Watch contends that, in so doing, the state violated the group's First Amendment rights.
On Sept. 20, 2022 Judicial Watch posted a video featuring group President Tom Fitton discussing the vote-by-mail process and highlighting security risks and other complications in voting systems, the suit noted.
The video, titled "**ELECTION INTEGRITY CRISIS** Dirty Voter Rolls, Ballot Harvesting & Mail-in-Voting Risks!" was removed on Sept. 25, 2022.
The suit purports to reveal communications between OEC Social Media Coordinator Akilah Jones and Google/YouTube representative Andrea Holtermann in which the California state employee reports the Judicial Watch video and Holtermann confirms its removal from the platform.
As the record-breaking Fiscal Year 2022 for migrant apprehensions along the southwest border ended last week, a subset of those with criminal convictions also rose significantly compared to prior years. Although the criminal arrests constitute a minority, their numbers have increased nearly 350 percent between 2020 and 2022.
A group of teenage delinquents are running wild on a New York City block on weekdays, firing fake guns and openly smoking pot — and the New York Post said police and the school they're apparently from aren't doing anything about it.
Three Seattle-based companies have threatened legal action against a Republican candidate for using their logos in advertisements attacking liberal policies.
Florida’s month-long gas tax holiday went into effect over the weekend, as some residents are noticing gas prices falling below $3.00 per gallon in some areas.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office conducted a study, requested by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and House Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Michael McCaul, which found that U.S. government agencies sent more than $28 million taxpayers dollars to Chinese entities for research and development between 2015 and 2021.
The study came after Stefanik, R-N.Y., and McCaul, R-Texas, in January 2021, requested the GAO undertake a study to assess the extent of funding provided across the U.S. government for research programs with entities in China or with entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.
According to the report released last Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health provided research funds "directly to Chinese entities."
A federal appeals judge has decided to take action against so-called "cancel culture" by denying clerkships to those educated by a place he considers to be a major cancel culture supply line: Yale Law School.
A 17-year-old girl who had "never even heard gunshots" before helped a Missouri police officer who was shot right in front of her, putting a tourniquet on him and helping the wounded officer call for help on his radio, KMBC-TV reported.
Many Venezuelan migrants living in New York City, a self-proclaimed sanctuary city, were offered a free ride down to Florida this weekend, where they have been promised hurricane cleanup work.
Our governing systems continue their hard-left, anti-freedom, Marxist shift, which is leading to the development of a parallel system that conservatives are flocking to.