Thought for the day
"An error becomes a mistake only if we refuse to correct it." -- John F. Kennedy
In his classic nineteenth century novel ‘War and Peace’ Russian writer Leo Tolstoy observed that “the strongest of all warriors are…time and patience.”
I was reminded of these words recently when coming across an article in the Dutch newspaper NRC which called for the drug industry to be abolished.
The article echoed words from a quarter of a century ago, contained in a speech given in the city hall of Chemnitz in Germany, in which physician and scientist Dr. Matthias Rath called for the pharma business to be outlawed.
Explaining how its profits depend upon the maintaining and expanding of health problems on a global scale, Dr. Rath accused the ‘business with disease’ of being incompatible with the fundamental principles of human rights.
Back in 1997, this type of open criticism of the drug industry and its unscrupulous business model was almost unheard of. Today, however, with the passage of time, the publication of the NRC article illustrates that it is becoming mainstream.
Authored by Dutch political scientist Joost Smiers, the NRC article describes how society is now at the mercy of the pharma business and its shareholders. “As far as I am concerned,” Smiers writes, “it is high time to break the societal feeling of powerless towards Big Pharma.”
Asking whether we still need drug companies, Smiers says that in his opinion the answer is “no.” Clearly, when such thoughts are published in a mainstream European daily newspaper, there can be no doubt that we are living in changing times.
Under Public Law 117-128, the U.S. Congress is funding an organization called Ukrainian Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD), whose professed purpose, according to its website, is to “counter Russian disinformation.” But its real purpose may be to create the equivalent of a “fatwah list” of alleged traitors whom patriotic Americans and/or Ukrainians will feel they have a green light to assassinate.
The fatwah list includes such “traitors” as writers Chris Hedges and Glenn Greenwald, political scientist John Mearsheimer, Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, conservative military analyst Edward Luttwak who was placed on the list for suggesting that referendums should be held in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions concerning their relations to Ukraine, and Henry Kissinger, who is worried about the prospects of a war between the U.S. and Russia.
The profiles of many people targeted under the “hit list” has been posted on a website, Myrotvorets (meaning “peacemaker” in Ukrainian), whose domain name is listed as being in Langley, Virginia, headquarters of the CIA.
After author and women’s health journalist Dr. Naomi Wolf was de-platformed and attacked on Twitter, discovery granted in two freedom of speech lawsuits revealed that the CDC had colluded with social media to censor her.
In this episode, Senator Josh Hawley exposes how the Big Tech/Government censorship machine works via grilling Facebook executive Christopher Cox, Dr. Wolf explains what happened to her, and Dr. Paul Alexander explains why Dr. Wolf is such a threat to the machine that shut her down.
A protest in Tehran last week over the death while in police custody of Mahsa Amini.Wana News Agency/Via Reuters
Few independent journalists are working inside Iran today. But videos, emails and other information coming from inside the country suggest that Iran is experiencing its most significant protests in more than a decade.
The demonstrations began after a 22-year-old, Mahsa Amini, died in police custody on Sept. 16, having been arrested for violating Iran’s law requiring women to wear head scarves fully hiding their hair. This weekend, the protests spread to at least 80 cities, and demonstrators briefly seized control of a city in northwestern Iran. In response, the country’s security forces have opened fire on crowds.
In today’s newsletter, I’ll try to help you make sense of what’s going on.
It is definitely not normal for so many mainly young athletes to suffer from cardiac arrests or to die while playing their sport, but this year it is happening. Many of these heart issues and deaths come shortly after they got a COVID vaccine. While it is possible this can happen to people who did not get a COVID vaccine, the sheer numbers clearly point to the only obvious cause.
Important Notes: The number of dead are included in the total number. There are also dozens of reports that are not included in the total number shown in the headline because they are not or may not be vaccine-related.
The so-called health professionals running the COVID vaccine programs around the world keep repeating that “the COVID vaccine is a normal vaccine and it is safe and effective.”
Investigative journalists Kevin Moncla and David Cross have filed an official complaint with the Georgia State Board of Elections.
Their allegations are very serious: they have evidence that Georgia’s elections have not been legal or valid since 2017 because its electronic voting systems were last certified for use in 2017.
A company called Pro V&V — which was hired to do voting machine certification — apparently last performed the required testing on Georgia’s Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5A(G) system on August 7, 2019.
Even worse, Pro V&V’s own accreditation for that system apparently expired in February, 2017 — though it was allowed to continue testing.
Marnette Gordon was doing laundry at home in Minneapolis one summer morning last year when a call came from her 36-year-old son.
She figured her son, Telly Blair, was checking in to see if she wanted a soda from a gas station down the street, where he often went for fuel and snacks.
“Mom, I’ve been shot,” he said. “Call the police!”
Marnette, her other son Tamarcus and his 12-year-old daughter rushed to the gas station from their home in the city’s north side, a part of town long beset by violent crime.
Blair’s family came upon his blue 1986 Chevy Caprice at pump No. 5 — beating police and paramedics by a few minutes, they said — only to find him slumped in his car, bleeding from multiple bullet wounds in his chest. A 17-year-old male in an orange hoodie had fired nine rounds from a handgun into Blair’s car before running off.
While an off-duty nurse in scrubs who’d been at the gas station tried to stop his bleeding, Marnette — a heart-transplant recipient — couldn’t bear to watch and stood at a distance. Telly was her caretaker.
A NASA spacecraft will deliberately slam into an asteroid today to determine if this kind of mission can help deflect space objects posing a threat to Earth. The NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test – or DART– aims to make history today at 7:14 p.m. ET when it makes impact with the asteroid. The DART spacecraft is about the size of a school bus and has been traveling to reach its target since launching in November 2021. The spacecraft is also carrying an imager that will share a live stream of photos as it nears the asteroid, providing a video-like experience for viewers. A live broadcast will kick off on NASA’s website beginning at 6 p.m. ET today, and it will last until 7:30 p.m. ET. Then, the space agency will hold a post-event briefing to discuss what happened.
Giorgi Meloni’s election has changed the European Union adding strength to the challenges from Viktor Orban in Hungary and the new far right government in Sweden. Her victory can help Putin bring down NATO hegemony and stop sanctions. It could even force an early end to the war in Ukraine. And it might provide an interesting wrinkle in the plan within BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to offer Debt Cancellation to the Global South. It is very likely some European nations using neither the euro nor the pound could benefit from this proposal to refuse to repay loans denominated in dollars, pounds, euros and yen.
Serbia and Croatia have an oil pipeline that is reeling from EU sanctions.
Suppose Meloni decides to take advantage of Putin’s discount oil for gold policy and her neighbors across the Adriatic join her. Hungary is landlocked but borders Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. The latter also borders Italy. She could break the EU sanctions and boost her economy. Her people will have electricity, heat, hot showers and relatively cheap energy. Tourism to Italy and the Adriatic will skyrocket from Europeans seeking relief from anti-Putin imposed austerity. Northern Italian industrialists will benefit from the cheap energy and will have a huge competitive advantage against manufacturers in France and Germany.
Italians voted in parliamentary elections yesterday. The exit polls released by the national broadcaster Rai indicate that the Brothers of Italy party led by Giorgia Meloni won the clear majority (22.5%-26.5% of the vote). Meloni is set to become Italy's next prime minister and form the new cabinet. Meloni's populist leanings are almost identical to those of Hungary's Viktor Orban who has been a major thorn in the Eurocrats' side. She is also seen by many as too friendly to Russia's Vladimir Putin – or at least not sufficiently hostile. As far as the European Commission's (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen is concerned, the Italians voted wrong.
Just before the elections she said, "We will see the result of the vote in Italy. If things go in a difficult direction – and I've spoken about Hungary and Poland – we have the tools." The tools Von der Leyen was referring to is the EC's ability to cut funding to member states that defy the "rule of law," as defined by the Eurocrats. But where von der Leyen's remarks reflect EC’s fear of the rising populism in Europe, they only further inflamed popular resentment against Brussels.
European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen threatened Italy last week before their national elections. Von der Leyen warned Italian voters that the European Union has ways to deal with rogue states that represent their people and ignore the globalist agenda.
The regime will not allow dissent.
FILE PHOTO: The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni, carrying Ukrainian grain, is seen in the Black Sea off Kilyos, near Istanbul, Turkey August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Mehmet Emin Caliskan/File PhotoREUTERS
KYIV (Reuters) - A total of 211 ships with 4.7 million tonnes of agricultural products on board have left Ukraine so far under a deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey to unblock Ukrainian sea ports, the Ukrainian infrastructure ministry said on Saturday.
The ministry said eight ships with 131,300 tonnes of agricultural products are due to leave Ukrainian Black Sea ports on Saturday.
Ukraine's grain exports slumped after Russia invaded the country on Feb. 24 and blockaded its Black Sea ports, driving up global food prices and prompting fears of shortages in Africa and the Middle East.
Ukraine, a global major grain producer and exporter, shipped up to 6 million tonnes of grain per month before the war.
Illustrative: Israeli Border Guards in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on June 21, 2021, during clashes between Israelis and Palestinians. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
Violence broke out between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in East Jerusalem on Sunday night, shortly after the start of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.
Rioters shot fireworks at Border Police in the Silwan neighborhood, the Kan public broadcaster reported.
Videos posted by Arabic media showed fires raging in the capital’s A-Tor neighborhood. One clip appeared to show a balcony ablaze.
Nancy Pelosi was greeted with a sea of boos at the NYC Global Citizen music festival on Saturday.
It’s not often that I agree with our current president, but it does happen. Of course, most of those agreements happen when he says something by mistake, as he did Friday.
Democrats have decided to institute the Goebbels plan of communication for this year’s midterm election.
Elon Musk announced he is activating Starlink satellite internet service in Iran after the nation cut off communications during recent protests.
More than half of Democrats responding to a new survey have revealed they would prefer a candidate other than President Joe Biden as their candidate in 2024.
Webmaster addition: Posted as a reply to Joe Biden saying that Russia just can't seize territory through military force!
Judicial Watch announced today that it received 115 pages of records from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing previously redacted locations of COVID-19 vaccine testing facilities in Shanghai, China. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had claimed the name and location of the testing facilities were protected by the confidential commercial information exemption of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The records were obtained through a September 2021 FOIA lawsuit filed after the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease failed to respond to a June 7, 2021, FOIA request for all biodistribution studies and data for the COVID-19 vaccines (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:21-cv-02418)).
The newly unredacted documents reveal the following Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine studies’ locations:
- A document with the filename, “ s_r_IND 19736 0 105 2.6.5 pharmkintabulated-summary” identifies all in vitro metabolic stability studies of ALC-0315 and ALC-0159 (synthetic lipids in the vaccines) were conducted at Medicilon Preclinical Research LLC, a testing facility located in Shanghai, China. Studies within this record indicate work was done in August 2020.
- A document with the filename, “s_r_IND 19736-0-253 Section 2.6.5 pharmkintabulated-summary” identifies that all in vitro metabolic stability studies of ALC-0315 and ALC-0159 were conducted at Medicilon Preclinical Research LLC, a testing facility located in Shanghai, China. Studies within this record indicate work was done in August 2020.
Additionally, Study 18350 was conducted at a Charles River testing facility in Tranent, UK
Israeli researchers have raised the alarm about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, warning that the shots can cause “severe and long-lasting side effects.”
In December 2021, Israel’s Ministry of Health commissioned researchers to investigate Pfizer’s Covid shots for adverse events.
The probe was launched a year after the roll-out of the mRNA vaccines started due to mounting concerns about the drug’s side effects.
However, the research was shut down after a leaked video showed the lead researcher discussing the findings.
The video shows Prof. Mati Berkowitz, a pediatric specialist, head of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology unit at Shamir Medical Center, and head of the research team appointed by the Israeli Ministry of Health (IMOH), revealing that the researchers uncovered evidence of severe side effects.
Berkowitz warns of the “medical-legal” consequences of making the research findings public.
Protesters have clashed with police outside the Iranian embassy in London, with a further police clash in Paris, following the death of an Iranian woman in police custody after she was arrested for breaking hijab laws.
Video footage from outside the British capital's embassy shows a large group of people gathered, with police officers forming a line to stop the group from moving closer to the building.
People could be seen standing on walls, holding flags and placards in the street, with some throwing bottles and other objects at officers. Two police officers held a man down as others tried to hold the crowd of people back.
Webmaster addition: Was she deliberately killed to spark the riots?
A 2012 article published by Child Health Safety has resurfaced. The article detailed a paper published by a courageous doctor and investigative medical researcher, Lucija Tomljenovic, who dug up the dirt on 30 years of secret official transcripts of meetings of UK government vaccine committees and the supposedly independent medical “experts” sitting on them with their drug industry connections.
Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD, is a research scientist with the Neural Dynamics Research Group, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Colombia, Canada. She has extensive experience investigating the safety of vaccine adjuvants.
As Food Freedom News’ Andrew Baker noted in an article the following year, the secret official documents show that government experts have:
- Known the vaccines don’t work.
- Known they cause the diseases they are supposed to prevent.
- Known they are a hazard to children.
- Colluded to lie to the public.
- Worked to prevent safety studies.
“Those are the same vaccines that are mandated to children in the US,” Baker wrote.
The pivot comes full circle as domestic terrorists replace Islamic Jihadists. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that supports this strategy has no less than 6 members of the Trilateral Commission on its Board of Directors, including Henry Kissinger and Leon Panetta. The Trilateral Commission is the headwaters of modern globalization, aka Technocracy. ⁃ TN Editor
The Biden administration has quietly perpetuated the state of ‘national emergency’ that was initiated after the 9/11 attacks, which were carried out by Islamic terrorists twenty-one years ago this month. On Tuesday, the White House declared the alleged ongoing state of national emergency by referring to the 2001 terror attacks:
The actions of persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended, and the measures adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 23, 2022. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism declared in Executive Order 13224, as amended.
The perpetuation of the national emergency comes amid accusations by rank-and-file FBI agents that the Biden administration is “exaggerating the threat of White supremacists and pressuring agents to cook up domestic terrorist cases involving racist extremists.”
Next week the United States government is holding the trials of several Oath Keepers members who attended the protests in Washington DC on January 5th and January 6th.
The DOJ is hoping to convince a jury that the Oath Keepers were planning an insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.
Oath Keepers members were working security that day at the Ellipse where President Donald Trump spoke to a million supporters. Several Oath Keepers then walked to the US Capitol where at least two more protests were planned.
Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers founder and president, told all of the members to leave their firearms in their hotel rooms outside of the city.
A handful of Oath Keepers members entered the US Capitol that day where they stood around, picked up trash, spoke with police, and left when they were told to.
Next week, the government starts its trials against the Oath Keepers members they arrested. The trial for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes starts on Tuesday with jury selection.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation” that there can be no stability in Europe until Russian president Vladimir Putin is removed from power.
Zelenskyy said, “Yesterday, President Putin said they will win Ukraine in three days, but now it’s seven months. Today, it’s seven months since Russia occupied- tried to occupy Ukraine, but they couldn’t.”
Anchor Margaret Brennan asked, “Can there be stability in Europe if Vladimir Putin remains in power?”
Zelenskyy said, “No.”
The Impossible Burger is a plant-based burger, the key ingredient of which is a protein called soy leghemoglobin (SLH for short), derived from genetically modified (GM) yeast. It’s already being sold in restaurants and supermarkets in the U.S.
In 2019 the manufacturing company, Impossible Foods, applied for permission to market the burger in the EU and the U.K.
However, the results of a rat feeding study commissioned by Impossible Foods and carried out with SLH suggest that the burger may not be safe to eat.
SLH is the substance that gives the burger its meaty taste and makes it appear to bleed like meat when cut. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initially refused to sign off on the safety of SLH when first approached by the company.
The rat-feeding study results suggest that the agency’s concerns were justified. Rats fed the GM yeast-derived SLH developed unexplained changes in weight gain, changes in the blood that can indicate the onset of inflammation or kidney disease, and possible signs of anemia.
The world’s second-largest fresh produce market caught fire in Paris on Saturday, blanketing the French capital in a dense cloud of smoke visible from kilometers away.
The fire, which originated in the Rungis International Market’s 7,000-square meter warehouse, broke out around midday. The inferno spewed a dense cloud of smoke into the sky, which could be seen creeping several kilometers over the center of the city.