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Political commentator Megyn Kelly has reacted to the fact that she was singled out and monitored by the large pharmaceutical corporation, Moderna, after sharing her adverse reactions to the COVID vaccine publicly. Last year, Kelly voiced regret over her decision to get the COVID shot which, in her case, reportedly resulted in autoimmune complications. As a healthy 52-year-old woman, Kelly, in her podcast, expressed doubt over the necessity of getting vaccinated, as she contracted COVID “many times” after.

She further shared that her annual medical check-up had revealed a positive result for an autoimmune condition for the first time ever. “And she said ‘yes.’ Yes. I wasn’t the only one she’d seen that with,” Kelly noted, referring to the New York’s finest rheumatologist’s reaction to her querying whether her vaccination and subsequent COVID contraction within three weeks could be linked.

Subsequently, a year later, a separate investigation conducted by Lee Fang revealed that Moderna had marked Kelly under its controversial “misinformation” reporting system.

Moderna utilized artificial intelligence to scrutinize millions of online conversations worldwide, influencing the narrative around vaccines.
Internal documents revealed that the company paid special attention to prominent vaccine dissenters.

The lobbying group for Pfizer and Moderna, Public Goods Project (PGP) has played a role in identifying supposed vaccine misinformation and aided in the removal of such content from Twitter and other social networks.

PGP consistently provided Twitter with Excel spreadsheets listing accounts to promote and others to ban.

This was all due to the concern that public statements from those like Kelly may fuel “vaccine hesitancy.” An alert about Kelly’s comments, which the company believe could repel those still undecided about getting vaccinated, was issued by Moderna. They voiced fears that her remarks could exacerbate the growing apprehensions about the potential correlation between autoimmune diseases and COVID-19 vaccines. Interestingly, the information conveyed by Moderna’s alert seemed to validate Kelly’s claims instead of refuting them.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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US Cattle Herd At 73-Year Lows As Retail Beef Prices At Record Highs

Readers have been well informed about 'beeflation' and why it's happening: 

The latest data from the US Department of Agriculture's biannual cattle inventory report on Wednesday showed that the US cattle herd (as of Jan. 1) fell 2% from a year ago to 87.2 million cattle. That's the smallest herd count since 1951. 

Source: Bloomberg 

Bloomberg explains the reason why ranchers are increasingly culling more cows: 

American ranchers have for the past four years been culling more cows than they were retaining for breeding because of persistent droughts, surging feed costs and elevated interest rates.

A shrinking herd has pushed US retail beef prices to a record of $5.21 per pound. Rising food prices are the central bank's worst enemy.

Claire's Observations:  IF your family is meat/poultry-oriented, you may well want to look at getting some freezer space, and stocking it now; unfortunately, it appears that these protein-rich food sources may soon be well beyond the economic means of many families.  The other thing is, learn to cook tougher cuts of meat more slowly.  In  this economy, a crockpot can become a real life-saver, in terms of providing tasty, tender entrees for yourself, and your family.  Also, before you go to the store, look to see which vegetables contain the most protein, and with pasta, see if there are any "protein enriched" pastas you can buy; this will help as well. 

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
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Last week's dead cat bounce in Chinese stocks - after Beijing did everything but launch a multi-trillion fiscal stimmy bazooka (something it will do, later if not sooner) - is a distant memory, and as Asian markets open for trading in the news week, Chinese markets are cratering with the Shanghai Composite plunging as much as 3.1% to a fresh five-year low..

... while the broader CSI 1,000 Index is also in free-fall and also on pace to re-test the 2018 lows with as many as 990 of the 1000 companies of the index in the red.

 

Putting the latest collapse in context, China's market capitalization has sunk by just over $1 trillion in the space of 13 trading days, dragging the total value of the nation’s equities under $8 trillion on Friday, from just above $9 trillion on Jan. 16, as the authorities’ hand-wringing about equity declines simply concentrated investors’ minds on the apparent lack of any solutions for the downturn.

There were several catalysts for the plunge, first and foremost appears to be Trump confirmation that he would impose a tariff on Chinese goods of more than 60% if elected, signaling an increasingly hawkish tone against the top supplier of goods to the US.

Speaking in an interview on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, Trump was asked about a Washington Post report that he was considering a flat 60% tariff on Chinese goods imports; Trump's response: “no, I would say maybe it’s going to be more than that.” The Bezos Post report on Jan. 27 sparked currency hedges by traders bracing for any market turbulence that policies under a second Trump presidency could set off.

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Several years ago, DNA-testing company 23andMe began publicly trading on NASDAQ following a deal to merge with VG Acquisition Corp., a special-purpose acquisition company founded by billionaire Richard Branson. The company was pimped by Hollywood elites, such as Oprah and Lizzo, as market capitalization topped $6 billion in late 2021. 

Fast forward this past week, 23andMe has lost 94% of its market cap following the November 2021 peak, and NASDAQ threatened to delist the penny stock as it closed around 69 cents per share on Friday. 

Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe's chief executive, has led the cash-burning startup that has never turned a profit. After three rounds of layoffs and a subsidiary sale, a Wall Street Journal report said the company "could run out of cash by 2025." 

The inevitable fire sale of 23andMe has raised eyebrows among social media platform X users. 

A healthcare investor named Will Manidis asked this question on X: "Within months you will be able to buy genomics data from 14 million Americans for +/- $200m?" 

Manidis warned in the viral post: "The inevitable fire sale of this mess to an overseas PE firm is going to be a national security matter on the scale of which we haven't seen in healthcare in years.

Claire's Observations: the reality here is, one never knows into whose hands that data might fall, and for what purpose it might ultimately be used.   Consumer protection here is absolutely in its infancy, and needs to be strengthened, both intelligently... and quickly.

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Polish farmers from the Solidarity trade union plan a general strike starting this Friday with a blockade of border crossings between Poland and Ukraine, joining similar protests all over Europe.

The presiding officers of the farmers’ trade union “Solidarity” unanimously adopted a resolution on Wednesday announcing a general strike of farmers throughout the country, according to a union’s statement.

The strike will begin on February 9 with a blockade of all border crossings between Poland and Ukraine, along with blockades of roads and highways across the country between Feb. 9 and March 10, the trade union said in the statement on Thursday.

Our patience has run out. Brussels’ position on the last day of January 2024 is unacceptable for our entire agricultural community,” the trade union said in the statement.

“Additionally, the passivity of the Polish authorities... regarding the import of agricultural produce and food products from Ukraine leave us with no other choice but to declare a general strike.”

Solidarity also demanded that the Polish government ensure the profitability of Polish agriculture and rebuild the Polish agro-processing sector, as, in its opinion, they are not protected under the “European Green Deal,” which is currently being implemented.

Polish family farms are the basis of the country’s food security,” the trade union said. “We are fighting for our common good, which is to protect Polish family farms, often multi-generational farms, from collapse and bankruptcy.”

The European Green Deal is the European Union’s initiative to fight climate change and environmental degradation, which the EU considers “an existential threat to Europe and the world,” according to a policy statement by the European Commission.

The European Commission [the EU’s executive body] has adopted a set of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, transport, and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.” with the ultimate goal of “no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050,” the statement said.

Farmers in France, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, and Germany have been protesting against the constraints placed on them by EU measures to tackle climate change, rising costs, and unfair competition from abroad. Polish farmers have been particularly vocal about the impact of cheap food imports from neighboring Ukraine.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, EUROPE
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The US created a new stockpile of military equipment during drills in Australia last summer to prepare for a future war with China over Taiwan, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

The stockpile was left behind after the Talisman Sabre exercises, which ran from July 22 to August 4 and were billed as the largest-ever iteration of the drill, demonstrating US focus on preparing for a future conflict in the Asia Pacific.

The Reuters report said the equipment left behind includes 330 vehicles and trailers and 130 containers in a warehouse in Bandiana, a suburb of Wodonga, a city in southeastern Australia.

The supplies are enough to supply three logistics companies that would focus on getting equipment to US troops who are fighting a war elsewhere in the region. “We’re looking to do this more and more,” said Gen. Charles Flynn, the top Army commander in the Pacific. “There’s a number of other countries in the region where we already have agreements to do that.”

The US is working to establish stockpiles in the Philippines, Japan, and other countries in the region. Congress is also looking to establish a weapons stockpile in Taiwan itself, something that might not be publicized due to the risk of provoking China.

US Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said last year that the Army’s role in a future war with China would be to establish “staging bases for the Navy, for the Marines, for the Air Force” and to “provide intra-theater sustainment” using the weapons stockpiles and watercraft

Tags: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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While the House has gone full 'Israel or Bust', the Senate has come up with a $118 billion bipartisan agreement which would allow 1.5 million illegals to enter the US every year, allocates $2.3 billion towards NGOs and other organizations which traffic them, gives $14.1 billion in security assistance to Israel, and a whopping $60 billion in support to Ukraine.

The bill also locks in green card giveaways until 2030

Claire's Observations:  If anyone thought, for a moment, that any representative of any state who cobbled this Frankenstein monster of a bill together, actually gave something approximating a damn about the people they allegedly represent, this bill is absolutely proof positive that they do not.  

And where, please, is the money supposed to come from, to support this bill?!?  This country's already in the red to the tune of $ 34 trillion dollars that we know of.  Many taxpayers are jobless, thanks to the economic havoc into which the economy was thrown, courtesy of the US "response" to covid (not to mention horrific health consequences from these shots) .  Food banks are nearly tapped out. Homeless Vets are still sleeping rough in our streets, thanks to  the Federal Government, which has ordered access only for illegal immigrants, and not our Vets. And this country is continuing to support endless wars in the Middle East and Ukraine (and God only knows where else the Legacy Press won't talk about).

This is moral; fiscal; and martial  insanity writ large, but hey; one has to imagine that "the price was right", for all those who supported it!!

 

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 Before the 1800s, scientists were skeptical of the existence of meteorites. Despite historical reports of meteorite sightings in Roman times, the idea of rocks falling from the sky seemed unbelievable to scientists of that era. The prevailing belief was that meteorites were of terrestrial origin, possibly resulting from volcanic activity or, as René Descartes suggested in the 17th century, formed from the fusion of atmospheric dust particles caused by lightning.


 

Tags: ASIA, FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
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 At the heart of South Australia's railway history, a charming and loyal canine companion left an indelible paw print on the tracks – Bob the Railway Dog. A beloved icon, Bob's story is one of love, friendship and adventure as he became a fixture among steam locomotives and railway workers in the late 19th century.


 

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