Web Research Links for the Week of 6/10/24

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What Can Be Done to Prevent DNA-Sized Plastics From Invading Our Bodies? – by Amy Denney – https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/can-the-un-keep-dna-sized-plastics-from-invading-our-bodies-5638579 – “Plastics that break down into particles as tiny as our DNA—small enough to be absorbed through our skin—are released into our environment at a rate of 82 million metric tons a year. These plastics, and the mix of chemicals they are made with, are now major contributors to disease, affecting the risk of afflictions ranging from cancer to hormonal issues…   Plastic pollution threatens everything from sea animals to human beings, a problem scientists, activists, business groups, and politicians are debating as they draft a global treaty to end plastic pollution. These negotiations have only highlighted the complexity of a threat that seems to pit economic growth and jobs against catastrophic damage to people and the planet…  Rapid growth in plastics didn’t begin until the 1950s, and since then, annual production has increased nearly 230-fold, according to two data sets processed by Our World in Data. More than 20 percent of plastic waste is mismanaged—ending up in our air, water, and soil…  Inescapable Problem –  While plastic doesn’t biodegrade—at least not in a reasonable time frame—it does break down into ever smaller particles. We may no longer see it, but plastic constantly accumulates in our environment. These microscopic bits, known as microplastics and nanoplastics, can enter our bodies through what we eat, drink, and breathe…  Microplastics measure five millimeters or less. Nanoplastics are an invisible fraction of that size, down to one billionth of a meter or around the size of DNA…  While microplastics can be as small as a hair, they remain visible. Nanoplastics, however, are impossible to see without a microscope…  Plastic pollution is a chemical remnant of petroleum with other chemicals added in to change the durability, elasticity, and color. PlastChem Project has cataloged more than 16,000 chemicals—4,200 considered highly hazardous, according to the initiative’s report issued in March…  The astounding level and types of plastics, many with unknown health effects, should be a wakeup call for everyone, Erin Smith, vice president and head of plastic waste and business at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), told The Epoch Times…  ‘Plastic pollution is absolutely everywhere,’ she said. ‘What’s hard right now is the body of science, trying to understand what the presence of plastic inside us means from a human health perspective, is still new.’..  Ms. Smith said we may be waiting for the science to reveal the full scope of plastic’s biological effects, but one thing is certain: ‘We know it’s not good.’..  Reproductive and Neurological Issues –  Newer human health studies have shown plastic has far-reaching effects…  ‘“The research is clear: Plastics cause disease, disability, and death. They cause premature birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth as well as leukemia, lymphoma, brain cancer, liver cancer, heart disease and stroke. Infants, children, pregnant women, and plastics workers are the people at greatest risk of these harms. These diseases result in annual economic costs of $1.2 trillion,’ said Dr. Phil Landrigan, pediatrician and environmental health expert, in a Beyond Plastics news release in March…  Beyond Plastics, an advocacy group for policy change, warns that new research indicates plastic could be leading to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and death…  Successive studies have found microscopic plastic particles affect every system of our bodies and at every age…  Nearly 3,600 studies indexed by the Minderoo Foundation have detailed the effects of polymers and additives like plasticizers, flame retardants, bisphenols, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The vast majority of studies indicate plastics affect endocrine and metabolic function, the reproductive system, and contribute to mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopment issues…   One study published in Environmental Science & Technology looked at plastic food packaging from five countries and found hormone-disrupting chemicals were common…  ‘The prevalence of estrogenic compounds in plastics raises health concerns due to their potential to disrupt the endocrine system, which can, among others, result in developmental and reproductive issues, and an elevated risk of hormone-related cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer,’ the authors noted…  The full scope of these chemical consequences is far from known. According to Minderoo, less than 30 percent of more than 1,500 plastics chemicals have been investigated for human health impacts. That includes the “substitution” chemicals used to replace additives that were restricted after being found problematic…  ‘All new plastic chemicals should be tested for safety before being introduced in consumer products, with ongoing post-introduction monitoring of their levels in human biospecimens and evaluation of health effects throughout the lives of individuals and across generations,’ said professor Sarah Dunlop, Minderoo Foundation’s head of plastics and human health…  Absorbed Into Arteries and Skin –  The relatively recent discovery that plastic particles can make their way into the human body through multiple methods has come with other unsetting insights. Microplastics and nanoplastics in human artery wall plaque were recently linked to a 350 percent increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death…  How to Stop the Plastic Onslaught –  Since cleaning up plastic is nearly impossible once it breaks down, advocacy groups are pushing for legislation that would reduce single-use products such as food wrappers, bottles, takeout containers, and bags—some of the most prolific and problematic plastics…  The United Nations Environment Programme, a global environmental decision-making body with representatives from all UN member states, decided in March 2022 that the plastics issue needed a coordinated response. It committed to fast-tracking a treaty meant to address the world’s growing plastic problem…  However, after holding the fourth of five sessions in late April in Canada, the group still hasn’t decided whether to identify problematic plastics or call for new plastic to be phased out or scaled back. The final meeting begins in late November with a treaty expected in 2025.” – (More in original article <Behind a Paywall> – Paste link into site https://www.removepaywall.com/ to get access)

“Soylent Green” When A Conspiracy Becomes Truth. (Hidden Truth From Hollywood Series # 5) Forever Is A Long Time. That Deck Was Stacked Against Us. – by Anthony Blake – https://satorisecrets.substack.com/p/soylent-green-when-a-conspiracy-becomes – “I had a few people contact me early on after I started my Substack and asked me how controversial I was going to be with my subject matter, and did I think anything really conspiratorial was going to hurt my credibility as a writer, or taint my perspective for future articles? I laughed. I only had a couple of hundred views at the time on my earlier articles and I told myself when I started my Substack that I was going to go after truth and substance over quantity. I’m writing about topics that interest me and that I think will stimulate my readers. I’m as honest and forthcoming as I can be with my research and being as truthful as the material will allow

 

A little over 50 years ago, a movie was released that shocked people and made some people very sick at the thought of what the future might hold. Once again, I have to ask, was it science fiction or predictive programming from Hollywood, the CIA and the Global Elite to desensitize the public about the possibility of this happening in the future? That 1973 movie was “Soylent Green”. It predicted what would happen in 2022. We are right in that time window with what is going on in our world right now. Don’t believe me? Come along on this sick, twisted journey of the reality you live in and probably don’t even know about… After reading the article, if you would like to watch the movie, here’s a link to the entire film for you to watch for free online… “Soylent Green-Full Film”Soylent Green was already on my list of movies to consider for my “Hidden Truth From Hollywood” series. This article that came out a couple of days ago inspired me to finish #5 in this series. I have another couple of dozen in the works as well… California to legalize human composting by 2027 as residents seek environmentally healthy burials... Understand that a half a dozen states have already made laws allowing this. Without getting political, these states are all following every mandate from the globalist U.N. 2030 agenda. It shouldn’t be too hard to figure out which states these are. Do you really want to eat the food from these sources. How much of our produce comes from California? – Inside one of the world’s first human composting facilities... Regardless of your personal, religious or societal belief about what should happen to us after we die, I believe there has been a very evil agenda for some time. The ancient Egyptians mummified the bodies, many culture burn the bodies with paper effigies of personal belongings, we have cremated bodies for decades and spread the ashes back into nature and our modern society embalms bodies and puts them in caskets in the ground. Nature does what nature does. Time and the elements break our bodies back down to what we were before. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. We all know farmers for millennia have composted peelings and parts from fruits and vegetables, ashes from the fireplace, animal manure and many other organic elements and made fertilizer to spread on the gardens and plants. These are all great sources of the nitrogen plants need to grow. It’s all part of the cycle of life. When these processes naturally occur, nature knows how to deal with it over time. As with everything mankind touches, it gets perverted and used against us to control us in one way or another. Usually for money, power or some other agenda. In this case, sickness & depopulation… In one of my earlier articles, I spoke to you about some more of that predictive programming that was allowed, and quite probably facilitated, by the evil elite. In my article Illuminati:The Game Of Conspiracy, I showed you about a game and a deck of cards that was put together and illustrated involving the entire New World Order/Globalist agenda both past, present and future. If you have not read that article, I believe you should acquaint yourself with that information. One of the cards in that game was “Frankenfood”. It says genes from a firefly, a french fry, a tomato and a Toyota. Frankenstein was made up of parts from different people. I believe “Frankenfood” will also be made up from parts of people and plants like “Soylent Green”… The Globalist/Deep State players have already shown us that they don’t care about humanity at any level. Just like they used the MRNA vaccine and masks to keep you from seeing your loved ones in the hospitals over Covid, they will use your grief over the death of a loved one to do something very sinister to the world… We’ve known for decades that they have continued to introduce toxins and chemicals into every aspect of the human diet planet wide from water to all of the foods we eat.”The Most Comprehensive Control Studies of the Virological Methodology Ever Undertaken – from the DPL003 Substack – https://dpl003.substack.com/p/the-most-comprehensive-control-studies – “In a previous article titled: DPL’s Newsletter – What We Have Planned, I asked the readers of this Substack for donations and promised to show the results of our findings once they are available… Please see the attached video of Jamie presenting the data. The donations that were received was put towards the undertaking of these tests and the results are nothing short of amazing… We however need to do further testing to cover a few more aspects of the quackery that is virology. If you’d like to further support this work, please donate at the following link – TheWayForwardMessage from The TeamFor the past 8 months a team of us including 30-year experienced biochemists and geneticists have been conducting the most comprehensive control studies of the Virological Methodology ever done… Taking inspiration from the control experiments conducted by Dr. Stefan Lanka, we looked not only to replicate his findings but to expand on them, scrutinizing every single point of reference virologists quote as evidence that “viruses” exist… We are conducting control experiments in respect of the following experiments and procedures:

  • Cell Culture Isolation.
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy.
  • Antibodies.
  • PCR.
  • Proteomics.
  • Full Genome sequencing.

To date, we have conducted over 90 cell culture control studies. These cultures were not inoculated with a “virus” sample and consist only a cell line, antibiotics and fetal bovine serum (FBS). Despite the lack of a “virus” sample, cytopathic effect (CPE or cell death that is supposed to denote the presence of a virus) was observed in all 90 cell cultures… For an in-depth explanation of CPE and the isolation process see this article: Virus Isolation – Confusion is the Best Tool to Keep People from TruthWe took note of some of the main issues that people had raised concerning the cell culture control experiments carried out by Dr. Lanka, such as “overgrown” cell lines, and looked to address these in our control experiments… As such, and in an effort to strengthen the findings as much as possible, our control experiments cover every single angle of the methodology cross referencing the standard protocol for handling cell cultures at every stage as provided by the ATCC. We also used the most robust cell lines (HEK293T) and the least harsh antibiotics of Pen/Strep. Finally, we sought objective verification of CPE occurring in these cultures by using Laser Spectrometry and specific cell viability machinery called Countess. Countess allowed us to gain objective verification in the form of percentage read outs of the extent of the CPE in all the cell cultures… Figure 1 below shows one culture featured in the experiment. Note the clear cell apotosis (cell death) at just day 4 post removal of FBS nutrients… Countess registered up to 44% cell death which is an indication of CPE and sufficient to denote the presence of a “virus”. Remember that these CPE is taking place without the possibility of a “virus” being present in the culture… Also note the increasing CPE left to right as the amounts of antibiotics (Pen/Strep) added increases as per ATCC protocols…To act as a kind of “Positive Control” we added sputum from a healthy human as a sample into quite a few of our cultures to see if that affected the amount of CPE that took place… As you can see the amount of CPE registered by Countess was almost identical, if not a little lower, than was registered in the cultures to which no sputum sample was added… This is further proof that the CPE in these cultures is only caused by the removal of the FBS nutrients and the addition of antibiotics in accordance with the industry standard recommended dosages… We sent these cultures to an independent accredited Contract Research Organization (CRO) to do Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) on the control cultures. The CRO positively identified “Sars Cov2”, “HIV” and “Measles” from the electron micrographs taken of the cultures… We commissioned the CRO to look for Extra Cellular Vesicles which they positively identified as shown in Figure 3 below. Note they are empty, misshapen and much larger than most “viruses” at 2 000 nm… By cross referencing of size, shape and inclusions with the CDC version of SARS Cov 2 (in red square in Figure 4) we positively identified “Sars Cov 2” in our culture (refer to Figure 5). Note the round shape and the same inclusions inside at exactly the same size of 120 nm… By cross referencing of size, shape and inclusions with the CDC version of HIV (refer to Figure 7 with two red arrows) we positively identified “HIV” in our culture (refer to Figure 6). Note the same round shape, the same “nucleus” type inclusion and exactly the same size at 80nm… By cross referencing of size, shape and inclusions with the CDC version of Measles (refer to Figure 8) we positively identified “Measles” in our culture (refer to Figure 9). Note the same oval shape, the exact type of inclusion in the form of dotted proteins and phosproteins and exactly the same size, large at 250 nm… All of these were found within just 9 images of our culture. Funds prohibited us from taking out a package that enabled us to have a live session under the microscope with the CRO. We have no doubt that if we could purchase a package that gives us more images with control over where to look, we could find every single “virus” known to man in impeccable detail… We need your help – Up until this point we have kept these experiments private and mostly funded them ourselves… The next stage of the control experiment is genetics, PCR and Full Genome Sequencing… To fully understand what is going on with the PCR if not for “viral genetics” we need to do the following:

  • Purchase a QPCR machine and some additional equipment.
  • Send the samples to CROs for Full Genome sequencing.
  • Carry out a more comprehensive TEM.

So, we are opening up to people power. We would be extremely grateful for any help to continue these vital experiments.
In return we want to give you something for your kind donations.
When we have obtained all of the results possible, we will do a full writeup of all methodologies, equipment, a materials list, and all guidelines we followed to be able to provide an information pack that everyone and anyone can have and access. Also, with this information pack we will release a video explaining these results, how they may be replicated and most importantly how they may be used… We have consulted with our lawyers who confirmed that, if we OpenSource these experimental results anyone can take them as their own and use them in their own capacity… A large part of why we are doing these experiments is to protect ourselves and loved ones if they ever try to repeat 2020. This information pack (scientific document) can be served to employers/schools/international borders etc. This is to counter the absolute nonsense if they try to enforce vaccine mandates or testing/masking policies… There have been many legal precedents set by Dr. Lanka, Marvin Haberland and others with wins in court based upon the truth of “No Virus”. We hope to be legally and scientifically prepared for the next time…
Some articles relevant to the project as follows:


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Web Research Links for the Week of 6/3/24

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Murdering a corpse. – by clif high – A fantastic jaunt through how the Human Mind is organizing our reality at this time. – https://clifhigh.substack.com/p/murdering-a-corpseMurdering a corpse. Rene Descartes’ double death is necessary. – Rene Descartes, along with Spinoza, and Liebnitz, is credited with beginning the Age of Reason in the 1600s. In a very real sense, this is a true appraisal of the situation. These were great thinkers. Brilliant. They left their imprint on our science and math which still influence us to this day. They were there at a pivotal point in history and the development of humanity… Another perspective is that humanity was going to enter the Age of Reason at that time as we were coming out of the Kali Yuga. In this view, these individuals were filling roles that would have emerged with other personalities, had Descartes and his bros not existed… The Age of Reason was foretold by the astronomy, as concluded by Sri Yukteswar. He was a mathematician in India, and an astrophysicist, who derived that the most recent Kali Yuga ended in the year 1700. Yukteswar believed the Yugas were controlled by the influence of another mass on the orbital path of our solar system. The current thinking is that our solar system trajectory is affected by the central mass of our galaxy as a whole, and that sinusoidal nature of the orbital mechanics are the proximate cause of the effects that humanity perceives as the Yuga cycle… Further, the postulate is that the Yuga cycle is more than mere perception, in that the energy flow to our solar system, and thus to earth, and Humanity, are altered by where we are in our path around the edge of the galaxy. This understanding has Humanity encountering increased energies from the uncountable number of suns at the center of the galaxy as we rise up from the obscuring mass of the galactic equatorial plane. The Yuga cycle, as described by Sri Yukteswar, does indeed have archaeological support, as well as recent history in its favor… Humanity did enter the Age of Reason in 1700. That Descartes and crew were labeled as the ‘cause’ of that development is actually a hold over from the Kali Yuga in which all things, and all change, were attributed to the personalities of the gods, and ‘natural forces’ were taken as direct actions of the divine by humans… The postulate is that human mental capacity is affected by the increasing emanations from galactic center coming into our solar system since 1700. The corollary is that humanity was in a degraded mental state due to being deprived of these extra energies, both individually, and collectively, during the Kali Yuga as the galactic plane was an obscuring mass for 2400 years… Now that we are in the Ascending Dwapara (Bronze Age) Yuga, which is coincident with the Age of Aquarius, humans have the benefits of this more energetic state of mind… Just because we are more energetic, mentally, does not mean we don’t have to murder Rene Descartes. This is necessary… Descartes died in 1650, at the age of 53. When he died, he left behind lots of discoveries in math, physics, philosophy, thinking, methodology, and other interesting areas of thought. Our problem, and the reason we are here to dig up his corpse, even as dust, to kill him again, is that Descartes saddled his Age of Reason with a huge mistake, that of ‘Cartesian freedom’… Descartes was a Catholic. A serious Catholic believer, and adherent. Even though he would work for Protestant organizations, he remained clear that his thinking and precepts for that thinking were Catholic (writ large) in origin… He invented much of our exploratory approach to science. Well, rather he adapted, and claimed the techniques and methods of the ancient Greeks as his own, and updated their labels and methods to his time. But he is credited with the creation of the ‘rationalist’ approach to science… Descartes (in my opinion), was able to create and maintain his rationalist stance entirely due to the philosophical ‘out’ he had stumbled across as a young man in a discussion with a slightly older, priest/teacher in which he was pressed on his beliefs, and came to the realization that he, Descartes, was an ‘absolutist’. In Descartes philosophy, he decided that “god’s creatures” had “absolute freedom” within Creation (their term for the Matterium). In Descartes understanding, much like dumping fish into a pond, Life had been dumped in to the Matterium to fend for itself, with basically no interference from ‘divine’ interventions. It was this idea that created the ‘Cartesian space’ that sent science and discovery down this particular path ever since… It was Descartes’ idea of ‘absolute freedom’ of action, and processes, that removed consciousness from science, other than as the presumed goal of the creation of matter, that is, the ‘grit’ of Universe. From this idea, all of science went towards the ‘grit only, grit always, and grit supremacy’ that actually arose within the Kali Yuga. In this concept, the philosopher thinks that by proper procedures in gluing grit together, consciousness will arise, spontaneously. That humanity does not know (yet) these proper procedures and protocols for creating consciousness (aka Life) from grit is merely, according to the Descartesian view, merely a issue of our currently limited knowledge, and that we will achieve this understanding… Descartes saddled science with this view. Then the rest of us have been blinded by (this) science ever since… There is an alternative view. In this view, Consciousness, writ large, is everything. In this view, all Life is Consciousness expressing itself bound in matter, and constrained by time. This view existed within the previous, descending phase, of the Yugas, that is, back perhaps 10,000 years. This perspective comes down to us in many different cultures which implies it was pan-global in nature. This understanding has Consciousness inviolate, and the creation of Life outside of existent biological processes it totally beyond human ability… The major problem with the Descartisian point of view is that it leads to the domination of science by reductionism. Every thing within the Matterium can be reduced to its constituent grits in order to explain it. Consciousness, writ Large, or small, is deliberately excluded from all considerations in all the sciences due to this structure of grit first, grit only, and grit always… Reductionism, by its very nature, and certainly by its practice is only providing an exclusionary focus for your science. The basic, unacknowledged process is that you are making your science explorations easy for your mind by removing the difficult from consideration… Consciousness is difficult, so it must be removed from science. Then we can have progress… The idea of evolution predates the age of reason by thousands of years. It can be found, along with much of the ‘logic’ for the Descartes position of ‘absolute freedom of creation’, within the Talmud. This idea predates even its encapsulation in rabbinical writings as both surviving versions of the Talmud have references to the concept being imported by way of the ‘Elohim’ (the gods of the Torah)… In my opinion, it is from Talmudic conquering, and domination, of jewish society, that the religion of Grit arose within Science. In my opinion, this was a deliberate hobbling of human science by the Elohim (space aliens) after they conquered vast parts of Earth in the most recent, descending Treta Yuga, some 8000 years back. This imposition of the Grit religion into science, in my opinion, was for the same goal as the reputed ‘destruction of the tower of Babel (Babylon)’, and the ‘confusing of the languages’. We have proof that the Elohim want to curtail human capacity. This is merely another point of attack… The Grit religion has been in charge of science since the 1880s. It has cemented its hold since the 1920s, and basically everything except incremental progress has been halted. No real new science emerging in over 100 years. This has occurred as the Grit religion sucked all the funding into their explorations which all, inevitably, are dead ends… Consider that modern science is expending vast amounts of Earth’s treasures with such as the LHC at CERN with the nominal, and notional, goal of finding ‘the god particle’. This idea only arises due to the grit view of our reality that is factually able to be debunked… Many sub sets of human activity within our social order actually acknowledge the Consciousness Origin (ontological origin) perspective in their daily activities though it may be done so without any acknowledgment of this reality. A notable example is the area of ‘quantum computing’. Quantum computers are large, hand made, devices which must be isolated from ALL outside forms of energy in order to function. So is the claim. There are lots of claims made about this technology, most of which are false, and fall flat. But it is factual that the quantum computer, no matter how poorly it functions, MUST be completely isolated from all forms of external vibration in order to have even a hope of working… These machines are run as a batch process. That is to say, much like Tarot cards, a question is programmed, and then the machine is prepared, and it is ‘fired off’ to induce a change of state. In that sense, the machine actually only operates a for a brief few seconds, and then the answer is extracted…  As the last part of that preparation, the machine is separated from its environment as much as possible. This includes separating it from nearby humans, and their thoughts. Yes, they work to deliberately exclude the potential for nearby humans thoughts to affect the outcome of the process, thereby explicitly indicating that consciousness is an ‘affective’ and ‘affecting’ part of our reality. They use steel doors, physical separation, and even temporal separation in the firing trigger so no human can tell exactly when the machine will activate. This is done with a physical process, random determinate, trigger that is activated by the human, and it sets off the quantum computer at some time later. The human can’t even suspect that he knows when the machine will activate, or it won’t be a valid run… The grit only foundation of science is explicitly a case of consciousness, examining a reality that includes itself, but examining that reality without taking itself into consideration. Yeah, that makes all kinds of sense (comment: Not)… All of science, since the Age of Reason origination, has been tainted by the Grit Religion domination… ALL of our experimentation is affected by consciousness, yet none of our science (outside quantum computing, and analog computing) address this… ALL of biology excludes consciousness from consideration in their examination of Life, yet all of Life, is explicitly involving consciousness to some degree and level… ALL of biology, and most of physics fails to acknowledge the existence of ‘ki energy’, aka ‘prana, chi, anime, Life force’, yet it clearly can be invoked, trained, and controlled by consciousness that is aware of its existence within their bodies/environment… At this point in time, in the Yugas, our solar system, our earth, and our humanity is being affected by more emanations from the galactic center. These are having an effect on humanity. Thus the chaos of our times. Thus the emergence of hypernovelty during this time… Consciousness exists. To exclude it from our thinking is absurd. Those people with the UFOs are using it to traverse our Matterium. Humanity will never learn to travel this universe as long as we keep our focus on the grit… Thus the need to dig up Rene Descartes and kill him once and finally. Then we can get onto the real deal, the exploration of Ki science… References: https://www.vedanet.com/keys-to-the-yugas-or-cycles-of-the-ages-subyugas-in-the-sri-yukteswar-yuga-cycle/https://www.originsofconsciousness.com/origins-of-consciousness/experiments-reveal-mind-affects-realityhttps://builtin.com/hardware/quantum-computingRussia’s victory over Ukraine is drawing near – by Scott Ritter – https://informationclearinghouse.blog/2024/06/04/russias-victory-over-ukraine-is-drawing-near/09/ –  “As Russia’s military operation in Ukraine enters its 28th month, the conflict can be said to have gone through several distinct phases, all but one (the opening gambit) of which prioritized attritional warfare as the principal guiding military philosophy. For Western military observers, schooled as we are on what we deem the ‘modern’ military philosophies of maneuver warfare, the Russian approach to fighting appears primitive, a throwback to the trench warfare of conflicts past, where human life was a commodity readily traded in exchange for a few hundred meters of shell-pocked landscape…  Upon closer scrutiny, and with the benefit of 27 months of accumulated data, the Russian approach to warfare emerges as a progressive application of military art that considers the totality of the spectrum of warfare – small-unit tactics, weapons capability, intelligence, communications, logistics, the defense economy and, perhaps most importantly of all, political reality. It is critical to keep in mind that while Russia may have entered the conflict facing a single adversary (Ukraine), within months it became clear that Moscow was confronting the cumulative military capability of the collective West, where NATO’s financial, material, logistical, command and control, and intelligence support was married to Ukrainian manpower resources to create a military capacity designed by intent to wear Russia down physically and mentally, to strategically defeat Russia by promoting the conditions for its economic and political collapse…  That Russia recognized this strategic intent on the part of its declared and undeclared adversaries early on is a testament to the patience and vision of its leadership. Outside military observers criticized Moscow’s inability to deliver a knockout blow against Ukraine early on, attributing this failure to poor leadership and even poorer military capacity on the part of a Russian military machine suddenly deemed incompetent. However, the reality was far different – Moscow was making the strategic transition from a peacetime military posture. It initially intended a brief conflict by compelling the Ukrainian government to the negotiation table (only to be thwarted by Ukraine’s Western partners, who chose to sacrifice Ukraine in the hope of strategically defeating Russia instead of opting for a peaceful resolution), to a posture capable of wearing down both Ukraine’s ability to resist and the collective West’s ability to sustain Kiev economically and politically…  From a military perspective, Russia’s strategic goal has always been the ”demilitarization” of Ukraine. Initially, this could have been achieved by defeating the Ukrainian military on the field of battle. Indeed, Moscow was well on the path toward achieving this goal, even after it pulled its forces back from around Kiev and the other Ukrainian territories it had occupied in the initial phases of the conflict. When Russia moved over to Phase Two, the objective was to complete the liberation of the Donbass region. The battles fought in May and June 2022 nearly brought the Ukrainian military to the breaking point – slow, grinding operations where Russia exploited its firepower superiority to inflict massive casualties on army with finite ability to sustain itself. Only the decision by the collective West to provide massive infusions of military resources – equipment, training, logistics, command and control, and intelligence – saved the Ukrainians. With NATO’s assistance, Kiev was able to rebuild its depleted military and go over on the counterattack, pushing Russian forces back in the vicinity of Kharkov and Kherson…  This military success proved to be the undoing of Ukraine and its Western allies. The impressive territorial gains achieved in the Kharkov and Kherson offensives that took place between late August and the middle of November 2022, proved to be a narcotic. While Russia adjusted to the new realities of an expanded conflict, mobilizing hundreds of thousands of troops, building strong defenses, and putting its defense industry on a wartime footing, the Ukrainians and their NATO advisers assumed that they would simply be able to repeat the successes of summer-fall 2022 through a grand summer counteroffensive in 2023… This hope proved to be in vain… It was at this juncture that the principles of attritional warfare began to be applied by the Russians in a more comprehensive form. While Ukraine and its NATO allies assembled a massive offensive strike capability which married the last of Ukraine’s trained manpower reserves with billions of dollars of Western equipment and training, Russia continued to engage in so-called ”meatgrinder” operations in and around the city of Artyomovsk (known in Ukraine as Bakhmut). These battles produced massive casualties on both sides. Russia, however, was able not only to absorb these losses, but to continue to accrue strategic reserves. Ukraine, on the other hand, squandered tens of thousands of troops and billions of dollars of hard-to-replace military materiel which had been earmarked for the summer 2023 counteroffensive. As such, when the Ukrainians finally kicked off their counteroffensive, in early June 2023, they did so with forces insufficient to the task. Over the course of the next several months, extending into fall, the Ukrainian army ground itself down in the face of Russian defenses, which were optimized to defeat the attackers… By the time the counteroffensive ground to a halt, in December 2023, Ukraine was a spent force militarily. Its armed forces had used up their reserves of manpower. NATO had depleted its stocks of available military materiel. And the West had become politically exhausted at the prospect of a never-ending conflict which seemed destined to result in an endless cycle of throwing good money after bad, all the while failing to bring about the strategic goal of defeating Russia…  Moscow, on the other hand, emerged from the 2023 Ukrainian counteroffensive in a good position. From a military perspective, the Russians had won the war of attrition with Ukraine and the collective West – basic military math had Ukraine consuming manpower and material resources at a far greater rate than they could be replenished, making Kiev grow physically weaker every day the conflict dragged on, while the Russians were able to accumulate manpower and material resources at a rate far greater than Ukraine was able to destroy, meaning Russia grew stronger every day the conflict continued… Economically, Ukraine and its Western backers were exhausted. The blowback from the aggressive anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the West had severely curtailed the industrial capacity of the European members of the NATO alliance to sustain the scope and scale of its military support to Ukraine, while domestic political realities in the US, amplified by the fact that it was engaged in a hotly contested presidential election cycle, paralyzed the American ability to sustain Ukraine financially. The military and economic exhaustion of Ukraine and the collective West severely impacted the ability of this coalition to politically sustain support for a war that had no discernable prospect of ending well…  While the conflict has not, by any stretch of the imagination, been without cost to Russia, the approach taken by the leadership, to create conditions on the battlefield designed to maximize enemy losses while minimizing their own, meant that Moscow entered 2024 in a much stronger position militarily, economically, and – perhaps most importantly – politically. War, it has been said, is an extension of politics by other means, and this is no exception to the age-old adage. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest electoral victory has provided the leadership in Moscow with a political mandate that strengthens Russia’s hand considerably, especially contrasted with the weakened posture of Ukraine…  It is within such a context that the Russian offensive north of Kharkov must be evaluated. From a military-political standpoint, the operation has a specific objective – to push Ukrainian forces back from the border with Russia so that Ukrainian artillery and rocket systems can no longer strike Russian territory. But there is a larger purpose for this offensive – to continue the process of grinding down the Ukrainian military, to complete the larger task of ”demilitarization” set by the Kremlin…  In this, Russia is succeeding. First and foremost, by attacking north of Kharkov, Moscow has compelled Kiev to commit not only the last of its mobile strategic reserves in response but, because these forces are inadequate in strength, to force Ukraine to strip away units on the eastern line of contact, in Kherson, Zaporozhye and Donbass, and to divert them to the Kharkov direction. The depletion of reserves is part and parcel of the overall Russian strategy of attrition. Moreover, as these forces displace to the Kharkov region, they are being interdicted by Russian air, missile, and drone strikes, further eroding their combat power. The result is that Ukraine is now defending a longer line of defense with even fewer forces than it started with…  One should not expect the Russian efforts to stop in the Kharkov direction. Reports indicate that Moscow is amassing significant forces opposite the Ukrainian city of Sumy. If Russia were to open a new direction of attack there, Ukraine would struggle to find forces sufficient to mount a viable defense. And at some point, one should expect additional reserves to make their appearance on other parts of the battlefield, maybe in Zaporozhye, or Donetsk, or Lugansk, where Ukrainian forces have been stretched to breaking point…  The goal of a war of attrition is to wear your enemy down to the point where continued resistance is impossible. This has been Moscow’s goal since April 2022. And it is the goal today. The Kharkov offensive is simply the current manifestation of the continuation of this strategy, and the clearest indication yet that the Russian endgame in Ukraine is drawing near.


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Web Research Links for the Week of 5/27/24

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THE NOOSE TIGHTENS, JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED — DR. JAMES THORP – (1hour 3min)

UN Announces Plan To Ban Most Farming, Triggering The Starvation Of Billions (12 minutes)

Globalists aiming to “peacefully” depopulate six billion people with mass euthanasia (with Video, 11 min) – by Ethan Huff – “https://www.eugenics.news/2024-02-09-globalists-peacefully-depopulate-six-billion-mass-euthanasia.html“The powers that be are anxious to finally achieve their long-envisioned new world order, which for them means whole lot fewer people roaming the planetOver the years, the true plot was buried in all sorts of deceptive narratives ranging from “climate change” and holes in the ozone layer to simple messaging that people are having “too many” babies for the planet to handle. In all of the narratives, the true underlying goal was always the same: mass depopulation One of the latest more-explicit calls for genocide came from Dennis Meadows of the globalist-led Club of Rome, who stated in no uncertain terms what the globalist plan for the world entails: “We want to have freedom and we want to have high standards, so we’re going to have a billion people. We’re now at seven, so we have to get back down. I hope that this can be slow – relatively slow – and can be done in a way that is relatively equal.” – In other words, “we,” meaning the top 0.1 percent of the world’s upper crust, want to live in a world without all of the rest of us “useless eaters.” Such a world would have very “high standards,” as opposed to today’s low standards with so many extra people, so something has to change, in Meadows’ view… –Not only did Meadows not beat around the bush concerning his intentions with the above statement, he also threw out some precise numerals illustrating just how many people have to go in order for he and the rest of the globalists to achieve their long-awaited paradise on earth… “He wants the global population to go from 7 billion to 1 billion!” writes Daniel Bobinski on his “Keep the Republic” Substack. “He wants 6 billion people to disappear – equally. He also said he wants it to happen ‘peacefully,’ as in, ‘without violence’ … Now, how might that happen?” (emphasis added) – (Related: Canada, which has some of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws, now allows for the killing of infants and babies through its euthanasia program.) – Ready for the soft kill – Back in 2010, Mark Notaras and Darek Gondor of United Nations University (UNU) wrote a piece about Meadows explaining his plans to limit population growth in order to “save the world.” – Meadows, a professor and co-author of “The Limits to Growth,” made statements back then about how mass depopulation is the only way to ensure that the planet will remain inhabitable moving into the future… “If the present trends in world population, industrialization, pollution, food production and resource depletion continue unchanged, the limits to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within the next 100 years,” Meadows said at the time… “Today, we are at a point in human history where habits that once worked well don’t work anymore.” – It has been nearly 14 years since Meadows was quoted by these two UNU writers as having made such statements, and even back then they said it “sounds reasonable” compared to how it would have sounded back in, say, 1972… In 2010, much of the West had already been indoctrinated into climate cultism as the “final solution” to the problem of human industrial activity, which is supposedly “melting” the planet – or in today’s vernacular, boiling the oceans. His solution? Kill off billions of people, albeit slowly and peacefully, i.e., through euthanasia… A computer model developed by Meadows and several of his colleagues argues that the critical line for earth’s human carrying capacity was exceeded back around 1980. Since that time, planetary conditions have degraded to the point that even more severe intervention is needed to fix things… Mass depopulation is how the globalists intend to complete their endgame, allowing them to inherit the world through murder and force. Find out more at Genocide.newsSources for this article include: DanielBobinski.substack.com – NaturalNews.com  – UNU.edu

“If you told me five years ago that Bret Weinstein would deliver this speech I wouldn’t have believed you.” – Bret’s speech, 4 1/2 minutes: https://twitter.com/jasonjamesbnn/status/1796961687477899681


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Web Research Links for the Week of 5/20/24

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Louisiana’s bill passed the Senate 37-0, then passed the House 69-22, then went to the Senate again to speed up its entry into force, and passed 37-0 again. – Oklahoma’s House easily passed a nearly identical bill, but it got stalled by Republicans–Republicans!!!–in the Oklahoma Senate – by Meryl Nass –https://merylnass.substack.com/p/louisianas-bill-passed-the-senate – “Why are Republican Senators holding up a law that would protect Oklahomans from the grip of the WHO, when both Oklahoma’s Attorney General and Oklahoma’s Governor have said NO to the WHO?.. It’s wonderful that the A-G and Governor have issued opinions against the WHO, but only a LAW will protect Oklahomans once these public servants are no longer in office… Are these Senators, blocking such a popular law, paid off by big Pharma?.. See what a wonderful, extremely diligent Oklahoma activist has to say about the matter…Intentional w/Mic Meow –An Intentional Opinion – I never would have believed two years ago that a group of concerned citizens with various backgrounds would unite behind a common goal: protect the sovereignty and medical rights of Oklahomans from the overreach of international organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the United Nations (UN… Read more – 3 days ago · Intentional w/Mic Meow

Pittsburgh-area hospital mortality rates getting worse – (with Video, 6 minutes) – by Paul Van Osdol –https://www.wtae.com/article/pittsburgh-hospital-mortality-rates/60847348Death rates at some Pittsburgh-area hospitals are going up. At some hospitals, mortality rates for certain conditions more than doubled in five years… Action News Investigates spoke to Jamie Toth, whose father John Cox died at McKeesport Hospital in February 2022… ‘It’s something I’ll never forget, and it’s very hard to speak about, but it’s not right how he was treated,’ Toth said… Cox went to the hospital complaining of chest pains. According to Toth’s lawsuit, he waited 1.5 hours before a doctor saw him… ‘I didn’t understand their lack of urgency to somebody that is sitting here clearly distraught,’ Toth said… When Cox finally saw a doctor, he had a heart attack and died. He was 67… In court papers, UPMC denied any negligence or recklessness and said their records show Cox was treated earlier than the lawsuit alleges… ‘This was his time to be retired and enjoy family and enjoy life and to finally relax and that opportunity was taken from him,’ Toth said… A report by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council said the hospital mortality rate for 11 conditions, ranging from heart failure and stroke to sepsis and pneumonia, increased from 2017 to 2022, the most recent year data is available. The report did not include COVID-19 cases… Liam Migdail of the Pennsylvania Hospital and Healthsystem Association said: ‘Any increase in in-hospital mortality is concerning and we are working to dig deeper and meet with hospital quality leaders to better understand the cause and what can be done to address it.’.. ‘The mortality data looks like it’s inching in the wrong direction,’ said Dr. Paul Phrampus, UPMC’s medical director of patient safety. One reason, he said, is patients are sicker. – Wait times for medical specialists getting longer – ‘We’re seeing a population that’s sicker because they’ve had things that weren’t caught in screening, or they’ve had little problems that have become bigger problems. So, the people that are actually inside the hospital now are sicker than they have been before,’ Phrampus said… One of the biggest concerns is sepsis, an infection that left untreated can lead to death… ‘The sepsis problem is really challenging,’ Phrampus said… State records show the sepsis mortality rate from 2017 to 2022 doubled at Butler Memorial Hospital and Heritage Valley Beaver and tripled at Heritage Valley Sewickley… Dr. David Rottinghaus, chief clinician at Independence Health, owner of Butler Memorial, said ‘nearly all cases involved patients with severe chronic medical conditions coupled with a sudden affliction. This combination results in a very high severity of illness and an ensuing poor prognosis.’.. Heritage Valley Beaver nurse Lisa Colitruglio said early detection is critical to treating sepsis… ‘The clinical signs that lead to sepsis can be missed if you’re not focusing on essentially the patient’s vitals and looking at the patient and seeing how they’re acting,’ Colitruglio said… Experts said staff shortages can impact sepsis treatment… ‘We’re elevating and putting less experienced people into positions that previously were filled by very experienced people. It makes it very challenging to intervene early when we’re looking for sepsis, for example,’ Phrampus said… Mortality rates for respiratory failure have also increased, up 50 percent at UPMC Mercy and nearly doubling at UPMC Passavant… Phrampus said he and others at UPMC are working on it, using simulations so medical staff can respond to a crisis quickly… ‘We have been as a system looking at all of our protocols, all of our algorithms that do two things. One is, prevent people from getting worse once they have a minor respiratory infection to progress to a significant respiratory infection that lands them in the ICU. And then secondly, adjusting our ICU care to make sure it is always aligned with best practice,’ he said… A Pittsburgh group that monitors patient safety said increased hospital mortality rates are not just a local problem…  ‘Right now, we have somebody dying from a preventable error every minute,’ said Karen Feinstein of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation… The foundation is leading an effort to create a national patient safety board modeled after the NTSB. Instead of failures like the Fern Hollow bridge collapse or the East Palestine derailment, the patient safety board would investigate chronic problems that lead to patients dying… ‘We need to start looking at our major categories of harm and preventing harm before it occurs,’ Feinstein said. ‘It is a moral imperative. Safety isn’t optional. It should be the mission of healthcare.’.. Toth said she likes the idea, especially if it can prevent a death like her father’s… ‘A group or a team to hold hospitals accountable for how they react and how they run their operations would definitely benefit not only the hospital but the patients,’ she said… Republican and Democratic members of Congress have introduced bills to create a national patient safety board.”
Globalists aiming to “peacefully” depopulate six billion people with mass euthanasia (with Video, 11 min) – The powers that be are anxious to finally achieve their long-envisioned new world order, which for them means a whole lot fewer people roaming the planet. – by Ethan Huff – https://www.eugenics.news/2024-02-09-globalists-peacefully-depopulate-six-billion-mass-euthanasia.html – “Over the years, the true plot was buried in all sorts of deceptive narratives ranging from “climate change” and holes in the ozone layer to simple messaging that people are having “too many” babies for the planet to handle. In all of the narratives, the true underlying goal was always the same: mass depopulationOne of the latest more- explicit calls for genocide came from Dennis Meadows of the globalist-led Club of Rome, who stated in no uncertain terms what the globalist plan for the world entails: ‘ We want to have freedom and we want to have high standards, so we’re going to have a billion people. We’re now at seven, so we have to get back down. I hope that this can be slow – relatively slow – and can be done in a way that is relatively equal.’.. In other words, “we,” meaning the top 0.1 percent of the world’s upper crust, want to live in a world without all of the rest of us “useless eaters.” Such a world would have very “high standards,” as opposed to today’s low standards with so many extra people, so something has to change, in Meadows’ view… Not only did Meadows not beat around the bush concerning his intentions with the above statement, he also threw out some precise numerals illustrating just how many people have to go in order for he and the rest of the globalists to achieve their long-awaited paradise on earth… ‘He wants the global population to go from 7 billion to 1 billion!’” writes Daniel Bobinski on his ‘Keep the Republic” Substack. “He wants 6 billion people to disappear – equally. He also said he wants it to happen ‘peacefully,’ as in, ‘without violence’ … Now, how might that happen?(emphasis added)(Related: Canada, which has some of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws, now allows for the killing of infants and babies through its euthanasia program.) – Ready for the soft kill – Back in 2010, Mark Notaras and Darek Gondor of United Nations University (UNU) wrote a piece about Meadows explaining his plans to limit population growth in order to “save the world.”..  Meadows, a professor and co-author of “The Limits to Growth,” made statements back then about how mass depopulation is the only way to ensure that the planet will remain inhabitable moving into the future…  ‘If the present trends in world population, industrialization, pollution, food production and resource depletion continue unchanged, the limits to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within the next 100 years,’ Meadows said at the time…  ‘Today, we are at a point in human history where habits that once worked well don’t work anymore.’..  It has been nearly 14 years since Meadows was quoted by these two UNU writers as having made such statements, and even back then they said it “sounds reasonable” compared to how it would have sounded back in, say, 1972…  In 2010, much of the West had already been indoctrinated into climate cultism as the “final solution” to the problem of human industrial activity, which is supposedly “melting” the planet – or in today’s vernacular, boiling the oceans. His solution? Kill off billions of people, albeit slowly and peacefully, i.e., through euthanasia…  A computer model developed by Meadows and several of his colleagues argues that the critical line for earth’s human carrying capacity was exceeded back around 1980. Since that time, planetary conditions have degraded to the point that even more severe intervention is needed to fix things…  Mass depopulation is how the globalists intend to complete their endgame, allowing them to inherit the world through murder and force. Find out more at Genocide.news. – Sources for this article include: DanielBobinski.substack.com, NaturalNews.com, UNU.edu

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Web Research Links for the Week of 5/13/24

Fair Use Notice: This site may contain some copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of vital issues which already exist in the public domain. – Note: These links are posted at the top of the page as the week progresses. Links from previous weeks can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button.Virtual Home Invasions: We’re Not Safe from Government Peeping Toms – by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead –https://www.activistpost.com/2024/05/virtual-home-invasions-were-not-safe-from-government-peeping-toms.html“The privacy and dignity of our citizens is being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen—a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of man’s life at will.”—Justice William O. Douglas – “The spirit of the Constitution, drafted by men who chafed against the heavy-handed tyranny of an imperial ruler, would suggest that one’s home is a fortress, safe from almost every kind of intrusion… Unfortunately, a collective assault by the government’s cabal of legislators, litigators, judges and militarized police has all but succeeded in reducing that fortress—and the Fourth Amendment alongside it—to a crumbling pile of rubble… We are no longer safe in our homes, not from the menace of a government and its army of Peeping Toms who are waging war on the last stronghold of privacy left to us as a free people… The weapons of this particular war on the privacy and sanctity of our homes are being wielded by the government and its army of bureaucratized, corporatized, militarized mercenaries… Government agents—with or without a warrant, with or without probable cause that criminal activity is afoot, and with or without the consent of the homeowner—are now justified in mounting virtual home invasions using surveillance technology—with or without the blessing of the courts—to invade one’s home with wiretaps, thermal imaging, surveillance cameras, aerial drones, and other monitoring devices… Just recently, in fact, the Michigan Supreme Court gave the government the green light to use warrantless aerial drone surveillance to snoop on citizens at home and spy on their private property… While the courts have given police significant leeway at times when it comes to physical intrusions into the privacy of one’s home (the toehold entry, the battering ram, the SWAT raid, the knock-and-talk conversation, etc.), the menace of such virtual intrusions on our Fourth Amendment rights has barely begun to be litigated, legislated and debated… Consequently, we now find ourselves in the unenviable position of being monitored, managed, corralled and controlled by technologies that answer to government and corporate rulers… Indeed, almost anything goes when it comes to all the ways in which the government can now invade your home and lay siege to your property… Consider that on any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled, spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways, by both government and corporate eyes and ears… A byproduct of this surveillance age in which we live, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency is listening in and tracking your behavior… This doesn’t even begin to touch on the corporate trackers that monitor your purchases, web browsing, Facebook posts and other activities taking place in the cyber sphere… Stingray devices mounted on police cars to warrantlessly track cell phones, Doppler radar devices that can detect human breathing and movement within in a home, license plate readers that can record up to 1800 license plates per minute, sidewalk and “public space” cameras coupled with facial recognition and behavior-sensing technology that lay the groundwork for police “pre-crime” programs, police body cameras that turn police officers into roving surveillance cameras, the internet of things: all of these technologies (and more) add up to a society in which there’s little room for indiscretions, imperfections, or acts of independence—especially not when the government can listen in on your phone calls, read your emails, monitor your driving habits, track your movements, scrutinize your purchases and peer through the walls of your home… Without our realizing it, the American Police State passed the baton off to a fully-fledged Surveillance State that gives the illusion of freedom while functioning all the while like an electronic prison: controlled, watchful, inflexible, punitive, deadly and inescapable… Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide: this is the mantra of the architects of the Surveillance State and their corporate collaborators… Government eyes see your every move: what you read, how much you spend, where you go, with whom you interact, when you wake up in the morning, what you’re watching on television and reading on the internet… Every move you make is being monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in order to amass a profile of who you are, what makes you tick, and how best to control you when and if it becomes necessary to bring you in line… Cue the dawning of the Age of the Internet of Things (IoT), in which internet-connected “things” monitor your home, your health and your habits in order to keep your pantry stocked, your utilities regulated and your life under control and relatively worry-free… The key word here, however, is control… In the not-too-distant future, “just about every device you have—and even products like chairs, that you don’t normally expect to see technology in—will be connected and talking to each other.”.. By the end of 2018, ‘there were an estimated 22 billion internet of things connected devices in use around the world… Forecasts suggest that by 2030 around 50 billion of these IoT devices will be in use around the world, creating a massive web of interconnected devices spanning everything from smartphones to kitchen appliances.’.. As the technologies powering these devices have become increasingly sophisticated, they have also become increasingly widespread, encompassing everything from toothbrushes and lightbulbs to cars, smart meters and medical equipment… It is estimated that 127 new IoT devices are connected to the web every second… These Internet-connected techno gadgets include smart light bulbs that discourage burglars by making your house look occupied, smart thermostats that regulate the temperature of your home based on your activities, and smart doorbells that let you see who is at your front door without leaving the comfort of your couch…  Nest, Google’s suite of smart home products, has been at the forefront of the “connected” industry, with such technologically savvy conveniences as a smart lock that tells your thermostat who is home, what temperatures they like, and when your home is unoccupied; a home phone service system that interacts with your connected devices to “learn when you come and go” and alert you if your kids don’t come home; and a sleep system that will monitor when you fall asleep, when you wake up, and keep the house noises and temperature in a sleep-conducive state… The aim of these internet-connected devices, as Nest proclaims, is to make “your house a more thoughtful and conscious home.” For example, your car can signal ahead that you’re on your way home, while Hue lights can flash on and off to get your attention if Nest Protect senses something’s wrong. Your coffeemaker, relying on data from fitness and sleep sensors, will brew a stronger pot of coffee for you if you’ve had a restless night… Yet given the speed and trajectory at which these technologies are developing, it won’t be long before these devices become government informants, reporting independently on anything you might do that runs afoul of the Nanny State… Moreover, it’s not just our homes and personal devices that are being reordered and reimagined in this connected age: it’s our workplaces, our health systems, our government, our bodies and our innermost thoughts that are being plugged into a matrix over which we have no real control… It is expected that by 2030, we will all experience The Internet of Senses (IoS), enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 5G, and automation. The Internet of Senses relies on connected technology interacting with our senses of sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch by way of the brain as the user interface. As journalist Susan Fourtane explains: Many predict that by 2030, the lines between thinking and doing will blur. Fifty-nine percent of consumers believe that we will be able to see map routes on VR glasses by simply thinking of a destination… By 2030, technology is set to respond to our thoughts, and even share them with others… Using the brain as an interface could mean the end of keyboards, mice, game controllers, and ultimately user interfaces for any digital device. The user needs to only think about the commands, and they will just happen. Smartphones could even function without touch screens.’ – Once technology is able to access and act on your thoughts, not even your innermost thoughts will be safe from the Thought Police…  Thus far, the public response to concerns about government surveillance has amounted to a collective shrug. Yet when the government sees all and knows all and has an abundance of laws to render even the most seemingly upstanding citizen a criminal and lawbreaker, then the old adage that you’ve got nothing to worry about if you’ve got nothing to hide no longer applies…  To our detriment, we are fast approaching a world without the Fourth Amendment, where the lines between private and public property are so blurred that private property is reduced to little more than something the government can use to control, manipulate and harass you to suit its own purposes, and you the homeowner and citizen have been reduced to little more than a tenant or serf in bondage to an inflexible landlord…  When people talk about privacy, they mistakenly assume it protects only that which is hidden behind a wall or under one’s clothing. The courts have fostered this misunderstanding with their constantly shifting delineation of what constitutes an “expectation of privacy.” And technology has furthered muddied the waters…  However, privacy is so much more than what you do or say behind locked doors. It is a way of living one’s life firm in the belief that you are the master of your life, and barring any immediate danger to another person (which is far different from the carefully crafted threats to national security the government uses to justify its actions), it’s no one’s business what you read, what you say, where you go, whom you spend your time with, and how you spend your money – As Glenn Greenwald notes: ‘The way things are supposed to work is that we’re supposed to know virtually everything about what [government officials] do: that’s why they’re called public servants. They’re supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that’s why we’re called private individuals. This dynamic—the hallmark of a healthy and free society—has been radically reversed. Now, they know everything about what we do, and are constantly building systems to know more. Meanwhile, we know less and less about what they do, as they build walls of secrecy behind which they function. That’s the imbalance that needs to come to an end. No democracy can be healthy and functional if the most consequential acts of those who wield political power are completely unknown to those to whom they are supposed to be accountable.’ As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, none of this will change, no matter which party controls Congress or the White House, because despite all of the work being done to help us buy into the fantasy that things will change if we just elect the right candidate, we’ll still be prisoners of the electronic concentration camp.”

US regime beats students – (w/Video 24 minutes) – by Marwa Osman – https://thealtworld.com/marwa_osman/us-regime-beats-students –

Students and community members were physically assaulted by the police of the Washington regime. – https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2024/05/09/725231/US-regime-beats-students- This week on ‘Exposé’, we expose the narrative in US pro-genocide media about students and community members who were physically assaulted by the police of the Washington regime while setting up an encampment in solidarity with Gaza… The New York Times exposes Fox News and the New York Post for disseminating false information and propaganda against student protesters, prompting the digital media to turn on each other. And ‘Exposé’ presents data and facts that demonstrate how the Washington establishment has suppressed nonviolent student protests on several American university campuses.”Nebraska Ends Income Taxes On Gold And Silver, Declares CBDC’s Are Not Lawful Money – by JP Cortez – https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/nebraska-ends-income-taxes-gold-and-silver-declares-cbdcs-are-not-lawful-money – “With Gov. Jim Pillen’s recent signature, Nebraska has become the 12th state to end capital gains taxes on sales of gold and silver… LB 1317 is the fourth major sound money bill to become law this year, as state lawmakers across the nation scramble to protect the public from the ravages of inflation and runaway federal debt… Under the new Nebraska law, any “gains” or “losses” on precious metal sales reported on federal income tax returns are backed out, thereby removing them from the calculation of a Nebraska taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI)… Supported by the Sound Money Defense LeagueMoney Metals Exchange, and in-state advocates, Nebraska’s sound money measure passed out of the unicameral legislature’s Revenue committee unanimously before being amended into a larger bill… Sponsor Sen. Ben Hansen said upon news of the formal enactment of his legislation: Gold and silver are the only forms of currency mentioned in our Constitution and with that comes the people’s ability to use it as such without penalty from the government. Saving, and using, gold and silver is our right and one of the only checks and balances to our federal government’s unending devaluation of our paper currency… Taxpayers often realize ‘gains’ when converting the monetary metals back into Federal Reserve notes even though the ‘gains’ do not reflect an increase in real value but rather reflect the currency’s ongoing devaluation… Despite the lack of “real” gains, the Internal Revenue Service imposes capital gains taxes on such transactions. Nebraska has now opted out at the state level, declining to carry the IRS’s position into the definition of Nebraska income… Jp Cortez, executive director of the Sound Money Defense League, explained during his testimony before the Revenue Committee that the ferocious wave of inflation facing Nebraskans is largely caused by harmful actions of the Federal Reserve:The state can take a different course and provide Nebraska citizens cleaner access to gold and silver ownership – and these metals are not only a proven inflation hedge but states all over the country are remonetizing constitutional sound money in the form of gold and silver… Eleven other states already do not charge an income tax on sales of precious metals, with Arkansas, Arizona, and Utah recently enacting such laws. Meanwhile, Iowa, Georgia, Oklahoma, Missouri, West Virginia, and Kansas have been considering similar legislation in 2024… “Investments in precious metals coins and bullion in Nebraska are now rightly exempt from both sales tax and income tax,” said Stefan Gleason, CEO of Money Metals and Chairman of the Sound Money Defense League…. Neutralizing Nebraska’s income tax treatment of the monetary metals removes significant disincentives in the Cornhusker State against the ownership and use of the monetary metalsMeanwhile, LB 1317 revises the state’s formal definition of money by adding language that states: “Money does not include central bank digital currency.” – The new law defines central bank digital currency as “a digital medium of exchange, token, or monetary unit of account issued by the United States Federal Reserve System or any analogous federal agency that is made directly available to the consumer by such federal entities. Central bank digital currency (CBDC) includes a digital medium of exchange, token, or monetary unit of account so issued that is processed or validated directly by such federal entities.” – Sen. Hansen said: “I believe we have to be extra vigilant in our assessment and application of a Central bank digital currency to make sure they do not become a danger to our freedom. That’s why we defined in LB 1317 that CBDC’s are not classified as currency in Nebraska, which should help protect against unwarranted mandates for their use in the future.” – Versions of this “anti-CBDC language” have advanced or signed into law in Tennessee, North Carolina, and FloridaSouth Dakota, and Indiana . Congressman Alex Mooney has also introduced a federal measure to block the Federal Reserve’s digital currency schemeIn his testimony, Cortez discussed the potential risks of adopting a CBDC, including creating a greater ability to track all financial transactions, disallowing certain types of purchases, or even completely “turning off” a targeted individual’s access to money… Nebraska joins UtahWisconsin, and Kentucky as states to have enacted pro-sound money legislation into law so far in 2024… Currently ranked 22nd in the 2024 Sound Money Index, Nebraska’s ranking is expected to rise.Activism Uncensored: DC Police face off with Pro-Palestine Protesters amidst federal pressure (with very interesting Video, 17 minutes) – by Matt Taibbi and Ford Fisher – https://www.racket.news/p/activism-uncensored-dc-police-face

Last Wednesday, District of Columbia police arrived at George Washington University and made 33 arrests, as part of an operation to clear an encampment of pro-Palestinian protesters. News2Share footage shooters Ford Fischer and Anthony Peltier captured the story before, during, and after the raid. Again, this feature is designed to show such scenes from as many angles as possible, to allow audiences to draw their own conclusions. –Bonus from Taibbi: The Democrats Have Lost the Plot -Reclaiming some time, from a House hearing on free speech

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Web Research Links for the Week of 5/6/24

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THE END OF HUMANITY – As Planned By The Global Leaders (41 minutes) – by David Sorensen of EndWorldControl – “Did you know there is an official agenda to replace the human race with robots, cyborgs and AI? This agenda is being heavily promoted by the World Economic Forum. Their plan is to end the era of humanity and usher in a new era of neo-humanity, in which people are a mix of man and machine. They also state that our thoughts and emotions will be monitored by AI in order to combat climate change. Is that the world you want for yourself and your children? – Ending humanity to ‘save the planet’ ”

EXCLUSIVE: The Roots of U.S. Corruption in Ukraine – Interview with Andriy Derkach by Patrick Henningsenhttps://21stcenturywire.com/2024/05/02/the-roots-of-u-s-corruption-in-ukraine-interview-with-andriy-derkach/ – “Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with former Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach to discuss his thoughts and insights regarding the historic developments which are taking place in his home country. His long career in Ukrainian politics and established body of work in investigating and tracking financial corruption has given him a unique inside perspective on a number of timely stories, including the role of the Biden family and US government agencies in fostering a culture of corruption in Ukraine. Because of his work in this area, he has been sanctioned and forced to flee his country. During a recent interview with Italian-American journalist Simona Mangiante, Derkach revealed the existence of an extra-budgetary fund that was being used to fund international terrorist activities. Not long after that interview, a serious terror attack took place in Moscow’s Crocus City Hall. We initially pick up on this point of the financing of terrorism, as well as new revelations regarding the 2022 attack on the Nord Stream pipelines. Our discussion then moves on to the beleaguered state of Ukraine, chronicling its political fragmentation and economic collapse following the Maidan coup and leading to the current NATO proxy war against Russia, followed by the government’s attack on the Orthodox Church, and the likely fate of the country’s embattled president Volodymyr Zelensky.” – Note: This is a very long interview (and more than worth the effort to read). To read in its entirety, please click through to the source.
Former Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach in the capital city of Minsk, Belarus, speaking with journalist Patrick Henningsen on April 25, 2024 (Image credit: BELTA Agency)

On the recent terror attacks in Russia and the funding of terrorism –

Patrick Henningsen: The terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall in Moscow was a tragic and shocking event. Recently, information has appeared in the international media about a collective statement, signed by a number of high-ranking officials, including you, regarding the planning and financing of acts of terrorism. This document has already made a noticeable impact in the West, especially after the statement by the Russian Federation’s Investigative Committee on the initiation of a criminal case. Now that a legal procedure has been initiated, what will be its scope, and in your opinion, will this effort end with formal charges?..  Andriy Derkach: Statements are only a statement of the amount of information, documents, direct and indirect evidence obtained during its preparation. Some of them are already at the disposal of law enforcement officers, some are still preparing for transfer. We receive information every day, complementing the facts we have presented. Our main requirement for law enforcement agencies in the United States, Germany, France, Cyprus and Russia is to conduct an objective investigation, publicize the results of the investigation, and bring real charges against persons organizing, carrying out and financing terrorism, regardless of which jurisdictions they are in, or what positions they might hold. This is all in accordance with the international obligations assumed by the above-mentioned countries to combat terrorism and its financing…  In this case, special attention is paid to financing. Sometimes a hidden, non-direct form of participation in terrorist activities carried out by individuals requires no less detailed attention, since it is impossible to carry out terrorist acts without proper funding…  For all of us involved in the investigation who are preparing documents and a statement, the fact that the Biden partners, represented by the owner and employees of Burisma, financed terrorism is a documented fact. Now it is up to law enforcement agencies to legally confirm by investigative means and procedurally bring to justice participants and sponsors of terrorism. For example, the heads of the GUR (Defense Intelligence) of the Ministry of Defense and the SBU (Security Services) of Ukraine do not hide the fact that they carry out terrorist actions through an extra-budgetary cache. Check out a recent interview with the head of the SBU, Vasily Malyuk. Look at the synchronization of political and technological support for terrorism under the leadership of the United States in the recent New York Times article dated February 25, 2024, which describes the direct leadership of the CIA over the actions of the GUR and the SBU. Information is being thrown into American society about the possibility and effectiveness (and acceptability) of terrorism as a way to somehow harm and deter Russia. Then, a month later, Sullivan’s first visit to Ukraine takes place. And a few days later, we see the attack on Crocus City Hall. And the actions of the GUR and the RDC in the Belgorod region. Then attacks on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. Note Sullivan’s ridiculous comments about the United States’ non-involvement in these events and the assessment of the ‘absurdity of the initiation of a criminal case by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.’..  If you look closely at that NYT article, “The Spy War. How the CIA secretly helps Ukraine fight Putin” from February 25th, it describes in detail the chronology and details of the creation of the GUR of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine as a separate CIA unit on the borders with Russia and Belarus. The CIA provides financing, equipment and advanced training for individual units of the GUR MO, is in direct contact with its head, his protégé and pupil Kirill Budanov. GUR MO’s terrorist methods of action did not arise for nothing, the CIA has extensive experience in conducting such operations “under a false flag” in the locations it needs around the world. The Ukrainian special services turned out to be very useful and showed their readiness for any degree of “controlled” escalation, which we can observe now…  The collective West, led by the United States and Britain, uses the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for its own purposes and at its discretion. Sometimes directly, as a performer, and sometimes as a cover. One such example is the undermining of the Nord Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. A strategic international project for the whole region. We have studied in detail the facts, documents and statements preceding the events of the explosion of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, and reasonably stated, referring to the documents and facts, in our statement. The text of the Statement clearly traces the line of accusations regarding the undermining the “Northern Streams” to the United States and NATO allies. But in Western official and journalistic investigations, except for Seymour Hersh, for a long time, everyone has been leaning towards the version of the “Ukrainian trace” plot. So why wouldn’t you agree with this version of events?..  Having studied the materials of independent journalistic investigations on this issue, we plunged in detail into the version favoured by the collective West and their mainstream media – about the involvement of the Ukrainian special services in the terrorist act on the Nord Stream pipelines. Having certain capabilities, we were able to identify the exact group of people who were said to have been “identified” as responsible for this bombing. We know everyone by name. They are as follows: Oleg Yuryevich Varava, Sergey Anatolyevich Kuznetsov, Ruslan Anatolyevich Rudenko, Andrey Anatolyevich Burgomistrenko, Marina Alexandrovna Sitalo, these are the persons who really have the experience and skills of deep-sea diving, and who were even trained for this in the most approximate conditions. This is the so-called “Chervinky group” which, without specific data, according to a prepared template, was mentioned by all the world’s media: Washington Post, New York Times, The Hill etc. They established that this group of people trained at the Sokolovsky deep-water quarry, which has a depth of 100-110 meters, located in the Zhytomyr region in Ukraine. The quarry belongs to a company affiliated with a company close to Sergey Slyusarenko, the head of the Incompas company, which also supplies weapons, including for the GUR of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Slyusarenko is a partner in corrupt procurement of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, and Budanov’s wallet. After that, with the support and coordination of the CIA, and C.W. Smith responsible for the US State Department, they were taken to a NATO military base in Romania to continue training in as close conditions as possible near the South Stream pipelines. We know that the same group carried out dives near to the Nord Stream pipelines. They were used blindly, as a cover, in a planned operation to deflect charges. We even know that less than half of the promised reward of $1 million was reported to them.”Beware the 7 Requirements of Technocracy (w/Video 13 minutes) – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/beware-the-7-requirements-of-technocracy/ – “Note: I think it’s helpful to be aware of (subscribe to) Makia Freeman’s volume of work. He covers essential material… The 7 requirements of technocracy are being played out. Learn what they are and how they will affect you. Find out how the aims and methodology of technocracy are similar to Communism, how “Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars” says the same thing, and how the Smart Grid, CBDCs, 5G and IoT fit into this… Shownotes

:https://www.technocracy.news/day-6-technocracy-and-total-surveillance/
https://thefreedomarticles.com/5g-iot-technological-control-grid/
https://archive.org/details/TechnocracyStudyCourse1945/TechnocracyStudyCourse/page/n11/mode/2up
https://technocracyinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Study-Course.pdf
https://www.conservativeusa.net/10planksofcommunism.htm…

Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative media / independent news site The Freedom Articles. He is author of the books Break Your Chains and The International Satanic Network Exposed, the book series Controversial Truths Revealed (Cancer: The Lies, the Truth and the Solutions and 40 Incredible Real Life Alien Abductee and Contactee Experiences) and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com. Makia is on RumbleBitChute and Odysee.”Sabbatean Cult of Zion Tightens its Noose on America (w/Video 12 minutes) – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/sabbatean-cult-of-zion-tightens-noose-on-america/ – “The real power behind the USA has been rearing its monstrous head recently: the Sabbatean-Frankist or Rothschild-Zionist Cult, a Satanic Cult to its core. It has the power to pass laws in its favor, suppress students’ free speech and many other things in the US… With extensive Show Notes.”Michael Shellenberger Attacked by Congressional Democrats for Writing about Repression by Brazil’s Lula – https://substack.com/@shellenberger/note/c-55872047 – “Substack Note: Going into yesterday’s Congressional hearing on Brazil’s crackdown on free speech, I expected Democrats would at least express some amount of concern for what is happening in that country… It’s not just that Brazil’s President Lula is seeking to impose Cuban-style speech restrictions on the largest economy in Latin America, complete with secret thought police… It isn’t just that Brazil’s Supreme Court is demanding that every major social media platform permanently ban independent journalists and politicians… It’s also that the Brazilian government is poised to file criminal charges against an American citizen, the author of this article, for publishing entirely accurate and legal information in the form of the Twitter Files – Brazil, last month… After all, at one heated Congressional hearing on censorship, Rep. Daniel Goldman (D-NY) at least complimented my choice of necktie… Surely a Democrat would have the decency to say something even mealy-mouthed, e.g., “While I vehemently disagree with your views on the environment and homelessness, I don’t think that what the Brazilian government is right, either to its own people or to me, an American citizen and journalist….” That didn’t happen… Instead of raising even a peep about the politicians and journalists being arrested, thrown in prison, and having their bank accounts frozen, Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA), the Democratic ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, defended, at length, Brazil’s turn toward authoritarianism as necessary to saving democracy in that country… Wild’s remarks were followed by Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA), who attacked the witnesses, who included a Brazilian journalist, the CEO of a social media company, and me, for having allegedly spread disinformation about Brazil’s government to destabilize its democracy, and used McCarthyite line of questioning to support the Brazilian government’s anticipated criminal case against me… “Mr. Shellenberger,” she said to me yes or no? Is it true that you have repeatedly published false information that defamed public figures who are dedicated to combating disinformation?”Blame Canada? Justin Trudeau Creates Blueprint for Dystopia in Horrific Speech Bill -Life sentences for speech? Pre-crime detention? Ex post facto law? Anonymous accusers? It’s all in Justin Trudeau’s “Online Harms Bill,” a true “threat to democracy”- by Matt Taibbi – https://www.racket.news/p/blame-canada-justin-trudeau-creates – “On February 21st, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a press conference in Edmonton, announcing his government’s decision to introduce the Online Harms Act, or Bill C-63. It was described in Canadian media as a “bill to protect kids” that would stop the “exploitation of children,” and Trudeau’s curt speech focused solely on minors. The scarf-clad PM angrily dismissed criticisms the bill might have a broader focus… “I look forward to putting forward that Online Harms bill, which people will see is very, very specifically focused on protecting kids, and not on censoring the Internet,” he said sharply. “I think everyone, wherever they are in the political spectrum, can agree that protecting kids is something governments should be focused on doing.” – Soon after, on February 26th, Trudeau’s government introduced the bill. Canada’s stable of retreating, credulous on-air personalities announced its rollout like the arrival of penicillin. “Tonight, Web of Harm,” gushed CTV’s Omar Sachedina. “Tackling online dangers and safeguarding children… The long-awaited framework for protecting the vulnerable…” – There was little initial uproar. What could be wrong with increasing child safety, or “protecting the vulnerable”? – Then people read the bill… “If you look at the purpose of this law, it’s actually quite noble and most lawyers would agree with it,” says Canadian attorney Dan Freiheit. “Online safety, protecting children’s physical and mental health.” But the actual text? – “It’s wild,” Freheit says… Trudeau was lying when he said C-63 was “very, very specifically focused on correcting kids.” The purview of the Online Harms Act extends far beyond speech, reimagining society as a mandated social engineering project, creating transformational new procedures that would: enlist Canada’s citizens in an ambitious social monitoring system, with rewards of up to $20,000 for anonymous “informants” of hateful behavior, with the guilty paying penalties up to $50,000, creating a self-funded national spying system; introduce extraordinary criminal penalties, including life in prison not just for existing crimes like “advocating genocide,” but for any “offence motivated by hatred,” in theory any non-criminal offense, as tiny as littering, committed with hateful intent; punish Minority Report pre-crime, where if an informant convinces a judge you “will commit” a hate offense, you can be jailed up to a year, put under house arrest, have firearms seized, or be forced into drug/alcohol testing, all for things you haven’t done; penalize past statements. The law gets around prohibitions against “retroactive” punishment by calling the offense “continuous communication” of hate, i.e. the crime is your failure to take down bad speech; – force corporate Internet platforms to remove “harmful content” virtually on demand (within 24 hours in some cases), the hammer being fines of “up to 6% of… gross global revenue.” – Things you’re saying, things you’ve already said, things an administrative judge thinks you might say, all barred, with neighbors deputized as enforcers? Good times. Leave it to Trudeau, a frequent trailblazer in new forms of illiberalism in the digital age, to come up with this quantum leap downward on the rights front. C-63 is a Frankenstein’s Monster combining the worst censorship ideas already deployed by supposed ally government-in-laws like Europe’s Digital Services Act, Australia’s updated Australian Communications and Media Authority Act (ACMA), and Scotland’s Hate Crime and Public Order Act, which saw 7,152 complaints in its first week when the law took effect last month… Trudeau’s creation is a turbo-charged social surveillance law aimed first at forcing big platforms like Facebook and Twitter to “self-police,” but secondarily targeting individuals and doling out civil and criminal penalties for speech and thought on a scale not seen anywhere. What constitutes hateful conduct? While the bill newly defines hate speech as “likely to foment detestation or vilification” of Canada’s growing list of protected groups and individuals, Canadian lawyers interviewed were generally unsure of what the standard might look like in practice… “It’s impossible to know what exactly it’s going to mean,” says Bruce Pardy, Executive Director of Rights Probe. “So you’re going to have to rely upon the court in a criminal prosecution, or the human rights tribunal in a human rights proceeding, to put their own interpretation on that, and figure out where the line is.” – Despite being split on how serious the immediate impact might be (“We’re not looking at prisons full of people doing life for misgendering” said one), most attorneys seemed to agree C-63 will be a game-changer if passed, aimed beyond speech at the very concept of individual rights, chipping away at ideas like the presumption of innocence and the right to face one’s accuser, and using traditionally dubious tools like ex post facto laws… On one level, it’s not surprising, given Canada’s historically diffident attitude toward rights — the first section in the country’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, ironically introduced when Trudeau’s father Pierre was Prime Minister, is essentially a giant loophole — but this Prime Minister appears determined to swap out Canada’s reputation for brotherhood, humor, and generosity for a new one based on rigidity and collective paranoia.

There’s a long backstory of important recent laws and Supreme Court cases that helped push Canada down a path toward C-63, but this bill still stands apart as a unique problem, and only a few domestic media outlets have been willing or able to criticize it. One of those is Rebel News, whose founder Ezra Levant says Canadians could really use America’s help in sounding the alarm. “Canadians need to fight for our own freedom, but the Canadian political and media establishment are obsessed by what U.S. journalists and politicians have to say about us,” Levant says. “So any attention Americans can bring to this civil liberties bonfire really makes a difference. Frankly, we need your help.” – How bad is C-63? See for yourself, in a tour through its key sections:The biggest headline-grabber in C-63 involves new provisions for life imprisonment for speech offenses. There are really two. “Advocating genocide” is already a crime in Canada, but C-63 boosts its maximum penalty from five years to life. “Life sentences for sending out some words. That’s heavy,” Canada’s former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Beverley McLachlin, told journalist Edward Greenspon… Andrea MacLean of the Calgary-based JSS Barristers is among the lawyers who don’t necessarily foresee an avalanche of life sentences for speech offenses, but does worry the draconian life sentence provisions might have serious downstream effects… “They might encourage people to take plea deals they wouldn’t otherwise take,” MacLean says.

Advocating genocide is already a crime in Canada, but the new maximum punishment is life… As bad as the “sending out some words” portion is, a more frightening provision prescribes potential life sentences for any “offence motivated by hatred.” This is a difficult concept, but what the law proscribes is any violation of any “Act of Parliament,” no matter how minor, combined with hateful motivation. One example given was crumpling up an anti-gay flier and throwing it out the window in a national park, which would combine a federal littering prohibition with hate speech. Another attorney suggested this could refer to something like denial of restaurant service, and marveled that “this takes civil offenses and makes them into crimes.” – I heard conflicting takes on this section, and it’s worth noting that Justice Minister Arif Virani has repeatedly described this “offence motivated by hatred” section as hateful intent mixed with a “criminal” offense like theft, assault, or murder. But the text reads like a parody of the American “hate crime enhancement” idea:

ANY OTHER ACT OF PARLIAMENT: Combining hate with any federal violation, no matter how minor, results in potential life sentences.

The “prior restraint” portion of C-63 describes the process by which a person can be punished preemptively if an informant convinces a judge that either a “hate propaganda offence” or the aforementioned “offence motivated by hatred” has a “reasonable” chance of occurring… This clause might particularly affect a high-profile person like J.K. Rowling who’s already declared an intention to keep saying things deemed offensive to Canadians, who in 2017 passed a law (C-16) forbidding “gender identity” discrimination. Pardy, who described the 2017 measure as a “weaponization of human rights law,” says C-63 is like that act “on steroids.” This pre-crime provision includes a long list of potential punishments, ranging from house arrest, scheduled exit and entry from the home, ankle monitoring, and seizure of firearms. MacLean pointed out that this guts Canada’s Section 11 guarantee of presumption of innocence unless guilt is proven “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Again, a “reasonable” chance the crime will occur is sufficient to justify detention – (Note: There is much more to this article at the original source)”

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Web Research Links for the Week of 4/29/24

Fair Use Notice: This site may contain some copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of vital issues which already exist in the public domain. – Note: These links are posted at the top of the page as the week progresses. Links from previous weeks can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button.How Did States, Cities Embrace UN’s “2030 Agenda” Climate Action Plans? – by Patrick Wood (& Chat GPT) – https://www.activistpost.com/2024/04/how-did-states-cities-embrace-uns-2030-agenda-climate-action-plans.htmlHERE featuring Patrick Wood and the late Rose Koire. You were warned! – Patrick Wood Interviews ChatGPT on Climate Action Plan – Patrick Wood: My city does not have a formal “climate action plan”, ala the United Nations 2030 Agenda? Should we create one?.. ChatGPT: That’s a great idea! Creating a climate action plan for your city can have a positive impact on the environment and the community. It can help set goals, strategies, and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainability, and address climate change. If you’re interested in pursuing this, I can help provide resources and guidance on how to get started. Let’s work together to make a difference!.. Patrick Wood: Please define “sustainably” in the above context… ChatCPT: Sustainability” in the context of a climate action plan refers to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It involves implementing practices and policies that promote environmental protection, social equity, and economic prosperity in a way that ensures long-term viability and resilience. By incorporating sustainable practices into a climate action plan, cities can work towards a more environmentally friendly and equitable future for all… Patrick Wood: What does “equitable” mean for my city?.. ChatGPT: “Equitable” in the context of your city means ensuring fairness and justice for all residents, regardless of their background, income level, or social status. It involves creating policies and initiatives that address disparities and provide equal access to resources, opportunities, and services. In the context of a climate action plan, promoting equity means considering the needs and concerns of all community members, especially those who may be disproportionately impacted by environmental challenges. By prioritizing equity, your city can work towards creating a more inclusive and sustainable future for everyone… Patrick Wood: Will having a Climate Action Plan increase energy prices for residents?.. ChatGPT: Implementing a Climate Action Plan does not necessarily mean that energy prices will increase for residents. In fact, a well-designed plan can actually help reduce energy costs in the long run by promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, and sustainable practices. By investing in clean energy technologies, improving building efficiency, and promoting conservation measures, cities can help residents save money on their energy bills while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions… Additionally, many climate action initiatives offer programs and incentives to help residents transition to cleaner and more affordable energy options. It’s important to carefully consider the potential impacts on energy prices when developing a Climate Action Plan and to explore strategies that balance environmental goals with economic considerations to ensure a sustainable and equitable transition for all residents… Patrick Wood: What about the studies that prove that alternative energy is more expensive that traditional energy?.. ChatGPT: While it is true that some studies may suggest that alternative energy sources can be more expensive than traditional fossil fuels in certain contexts, it’s important to consider the broader picture. The costs of renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind power, have been steadily decreasing in recent years due to advancements in technology, economies of scale, and government incentives… When evaluating the cost of energy sources, it’s also essential to consider the long-term benefits and externalities associated with each option. Renewable energy sources offer numerous advantages, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved air quality, and decreased reliance on finite resources. These benefits can lead to long-term cost savings, improved public health, and environmental protection, which may outweigh the initial investment in alternative energy infrastructure… Furthermore, investing in renewable energy can create jobs, stimulate economic growth, and enhance energy security, contributing to a more sustainable and resilient energy system in the long run. By carefully analyzing the costs and benefits of different energy sources, cities can make informed decisions that support their climate action goals while ensuring affordability and accessibility for residents… (Conclusion): Gee. This reads like an propaganda brochure from the United Nations… Technocracy News & Trends Editor Patrick Wood


On September 20, 2023, the Biden administration met at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York with the goal of recommitting to the [United Nations] 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals—SDGs. A White House fact sheet stated, “The United States is committed to the full implementation of 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, at home and abroad… At their core, the SDGs seek to: Expand economic opportunity – This means public-private partnerships, which is crony capitalism. In this scheme there are winners and losers, where profits are privatized and losses are socialized on the backs of middle-class Americans. Advance social justice – This means placating and advancing people based on their skin color. At its core it is discriminatory. Promote good governance – This skirts our elected form of government and injects unelected special interest initiatives into our lives, where no one gets to vote. ●  Ensure no one is left behind – This means catering to protected classes and minorities in order to create “capacity building” for initiatives and redistributive wealth schemes. Under Diversity and Inclusion (DEI), these classes are awarded “equity” and “inclusion” based on their skin color…  In a Ping-Pong game of executive orders, President Obama put the federal agencies into the SDGs; President Trump got SDGs out; President Biden put them back in during the first week of his administration. Congress has done nothing to reel them in… It is antithetical to the United States Constitution; therefore, it is unconstitutional. Even though it’s voluntary, that does not stop its implementation by the government…  Biden sent an envoy to California to study what the state has done with its radical climate bills in order to put the ideas to work in the $1.2 trillion dollar Infrastructure Bill and the $720 billion dollar Inflation Reduction Act. In order to “incentivize” states, the federal government offers grants for voluntary, nonbinding, United Nations SDGs. In other words, states don’t have to do this; however, they sell out for the money…  In order to take advantage of bribe money called grants, States have inserted themselves into California-style climate action plans to reduce arbitrary greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). People can no longer say, ‘It’s just happening in California.” You are California…  According to the EPA, “States submitted climate action plans under President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. In 2023, under the first phase of the $5 billion program, EPA made a total of $250 million in grants available to states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 80 MSAs, four territories, and over 200 Tribes and Tribal consortia to develop ambitious climate action plans that address greenhouse gas emissions. 45 states are now covered by a climate action plan.  5 states: Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, South Dakota and Wyoming decided not to participate.’..  Sustainability is collectivism: It’s a worldview where free individuals must give up their rights and private property for the collective good; where everyone is equal—equally poor. It is antithetical to the United States Constitution; therefore, it is unconstitutional. Even though it’s voluntary, that does not stop its implementation by the government… It is using less of everything: Less food, less energy, less choice, less water, less mobility and less freedom…  Sustainability can be defined as artificial scarcity under the guise of conservation. Its goal is transformation through control of society by behavior modification and social engineering. It is using less of everything: Less food, less energy, less choice, less water, less mobility and less freedom.  At its core, its rationing, all contrived by unelected agencies, boards, bodies, commissions, nonprofit corporations, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Indian tribes. This ‘governance’ is designed to replace our representative form of ‘government’ by turning elected public officials into to rubber stamps, installing prepackaged solutions, for problems that don’t exist…  Once climate actions plans become law or have ordinances attached to them, property owners will have a difficult time unwinding them. Ordinances are now being drafted in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California… Rancho Cucamonga, California: A Climate Action Plan (CAP) Case Study – CAPs are being accomplished at the state and local level. For example, the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California has added a CAP to its comprehensive General Plan Update as a “companion”. Now, the city is drafting administrative ordinances to it.  See the article titled, Climate Change: Rancho Cucamonga Proposing Questionable “Mandatory” Tax & Fees on Residential and Commercial Property, which was predicated on a letter sent to the city (see link below) council contesting ordinances for the CAP… How to push back: Steps to review and critique a CAP – 1) Download the city CAP. 2) Download the letter to the city council denoting page references to the CAP for comparison. 3) Find your “EPA” State CAP and/or city/county CAP, download it and start your critique using the example above. Your city/county CAP will be at their website. Google your city/county name and the words, “Climate Action Plan”… Next: Send or deliver your CAP critique to your local state representative and demand to know how it got into the state and tell them to get rid of it because it surrenders everyone’s property rights, protected by the Constitution, to the United Nations. If you email, be sure to confirm that the recipient received the message. Type at the top of the page “please confirm receipt of this email and distribution.”.. As you do your review, consider these questions: Are Climate Action Plans (CAPs) mandatory? Are Green House Reductions (GHG) mandatory? Are ordinances in CAPs mandatory? – Answers: NO, NO and NO… Read full story here… Sourced from Technocracy News & TrendsTHERE IS HOPE – EDTA CHELATION WORKS and What Really IS COVID??? – by Ana Maria Mihalcea, MD – https://anamihalceamdphd.substack.com/p/there-is-hope-edta-chelation-works – “100x: Ribbon structures and Rouleaux formation everywhere… I had a young unvaccinated patient in his 30’s come see me in November. He had just had “Covid” less than three weeks ago and was feeling fatigued, had brain fog, couldn’t sleep. He had taken full course of Ivermectin and the usual supplements, Quercetin, Zinc, Vitamin D and C. I looked at his blood with my Darkfield Microscope. These images is what I found. I hope those people who dismiss Drs Kaufman, Baileys, Cowan, Corbett, and Christine Massey take a look at this. I predict that Live Blood Analysis could settle the “There is no Virus” debate. What if “Covid 19 “it is Hydrogel/Graphene/ Synthetic Biology/ Artificial Intelligence Poisoning? – imagine I saw all of this in only one drop of blood. How much is in 6 liters? – He was started on a nutritional program and he did IV EDTA Chelation twice a week. We checked his blood in a month. There were no structures seen and Rouleaux was resolved. He is feeling excellent. See below:This is one case. I have many similar to this with peoples blood being cleared of these structures in as little as one or two EDTA Chelation IV’s. I am just reminding people, that the answers are in the blood and solutions exist. It is a huge hopeful experience for people to be shocked at how bad their blood looks, and then to see it restored after getting the right treatment.”Iran’s Death Row Recording Star – by Kamin Mohammadi – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/irans-death-row-recording-star/ – “Toomaj Salehi raps about subjects not often publicly discussed in the Islamic Republic of Iran. His hard-hitting songs touch on child poverty, discrimination against minorities and regime corruption, often accompanied by videos that depict him confronting regime clerics. Social justice themes are common in the “rap-e Farsi” genre that arose in Iran in the 1990s, but few have been as bold as Salehi. A Persian-rapping Tupac Shakur, Salehi is so direct in his criticisms of the regime, some have assumed he must live abroad; when his first big hit, “Rat Hole,” landed in 2021, he had to do an Instagram Live to prove he actually lived in Iran… On April 24, Salehi received a death sentence from the Revolutionary Court of Isfahan for the crimes of rapping in support of the Woman Life Freedom movement and posting videos of himself at protests.

When the women-led protests broke out in September 2022 — sparked by the killing of Mahsa Jina Amini by the Morality Police for “bad hijab” — the Woman Life Freedom movement swept across Iran. Huge crowds took to the streets and women publicly burned their headscarves. Salehi was instantly vocal in his support for the protests, which he attended and filmed. Nine months after being brutally arrested in October 2022, he was sentenced to six years and three months in prison; only a Supreme Court ruling spared him a death sentence. Upon his release on bail in November 2023, Salehi  made a video describing the physical and mental torture he suffered during his imprisonment — mostly in solitary confinement — resulting in broken fingers, arms, legs and teeth. Though visibly emaciated, he remained defiant and called out the Iranian regime for fabricating a video showing him apologizing for his actions. He reassured his fans that he was unrepentant and described plans for an operation to fix a broken leg that had healed badly. He talked of the future and of continuing to resist the regime… Within two weeks of releasing the video, Salehi was again brutally arrested, with reports of police carting him away covered in blood. When the Revolutionary Court handed down the death sentence against him last week, protests erupted across Iran calling for his release. The rapper has become a symbol of the people’s struggle, his songs anthems of protest. His words and image cover walls in Iran’s cities and “trees of hope” have been planted in honor of a self-description in one of his best-loved raps. Some of the signs beg for international support to save him from execution. Imprisoned human rights activist and Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi has called for an international campaign to save Salehi. “Toomaj Salehi epitomizes the resounding voice of the Woman Life Freedom movement and its anthem,” she said from her own prison cell. “His execution would signify the death of our vibrant movement.” – The regime is fighting back. On April 25, Milad Alavi, a journalist for Shargh newspaper, was summoned to the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office for publishing a video of people’s reactions to Salehi’s sentence. Many others have been silenced with threats of harm to themselves and their families. A new crackdown on women’s dress, meanwhile, has been in effect since April 13 under a national action plan called “Noor,” resulting in yet more videos of women again being forcefully arrested and abused for violations. Female university students have been targeted, as pressure intensifies on civil rights activists, dissenters, cultural figures and female political prisoners. Mohammadi has spearheaded a call to document and amplify these abuses on social media using the hashtag “#WarAgainstWomen.” – Within two weeks of releasing the video, Salehi was again brutally arrested, with reports of police carting him away covered in blood. – The women of Iran remain defiant. They go out without the mandatory headscarf and resist arrest by shouting, screaming and kicking. Crowds flock to film and post online abuses meted out on the streets. As operation Noor gains traction, a university student from Isfahan who goes by the name “Effy” shared footage of heavily veiled women from the Morality Police patrolling Naqshe Jahan square, circulating among families, couples and groups of friends enjoying the weekend’s balmy spring weather. “The Morality Police are back in force and, of course, we are aware of them, but remember we are also used to this,” she told me. “All my life I have seen these people proliferate when it’s coming into summer.” When I ask her if she is scared, she laughs. “The people of Iran are tough. To be honest, we are more worried about the economy, how to afford bread and if there is going to be a war with Israel.” – To join the campaign to amplify Toomaj Salehi’s name, music and story, use #freetoomajA similar sentiment was recently echoed in Iran’s Etemad newspaper in an article titled, “Rising Costs, Inflation, and Unemployment Strain Public Nerves, Don’t Squeeze the People Further.” The article boldly criticizes the authorities for failing to address the economic hardship and rising social pressure on citizens, exemplified by skyrocketing inflation that has seen the price of lentils increase 71% and white beans an extraordinary 130% since January. Mismanagement of the economy, corruption and blatant inequality is enough to fire people up against the regime. Police abuse and the discriminatory hijab laws only add to the discontent… As Salehi rapped in his controversial song ‘Normal’, “A laborer’s annual wage is worth a dinner abroad / Here, people are just alive, they don’t have a life.”

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Which Major City Will Completely Collapse First – Los Angeles, Chicago Or New York City? – by Michael Snyder – https://endoftheamericandream.com/which-major-city-will-completely-collapse-first-los-angeles-chicago-or-new-york-city/ – “In 2024, virtually all major U.S. cities have certain things in common.  First of all, if you visit the downtown area of one of our major cities you are likely to see garbage, human excrement and graffiti all over the place.  As you will see below, some of our core urban areas literally look like they belong in a third world country.  Most of our politicians don’t seem too concerned about doing anything to clean up all the filth, and so it shouldn’t be a surprise that rat populations are absolutely exploding all over the country.  In some of our largest cities, the total rat population is numbered in the millions.  Meanwhile, rampant theft, out of control violence, endless migration, predatory gangs and the worst drug crisis in the entire history of our nation have combined to create a “perfect storm” of social decay that is unlike anything that any of us have ever seen before.  Millions of law-abiding citizens and countless businesses have been fleeing America’s largest cities, and property values in our core urban areas have been absolutely crashing.  We really are in the early stages of a full-blown societal “collapse”, and things just keep getting worse with each passing day… In this article, I want to focus on the three largest metropolitan areas in the United States: New York, Los Angeles and Chicago… John Williams recently took his camera with him as he walked through downtown Los Angeles, and he described what he witnessed as “hell”… – https://youtu.be/44T9HxFEA7g… Decades of failed policies have transformed one of the greatest cities in the entire country into one of the worst… At this point, theft has become so rampant that even the ultra-progressive politicians in California have come to the conclusion that something must be done… So several bills that would “crack down on shoplifting” have been introduced in the state legislatureShoplifters beware… The California Assembly has introduced a comprehensive package of seven bills aimed at addressing the rising concerns over retail theft across the state… One of the key initiatives is Assembly Bill 2943, jointly authored by Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur (D) and Speaker Robert Rivas (D). The bill targets serial retail thieves by introducing a new crime with penalties of up to three years behind bars for possession of stolen property with intent to resell. It also allows for the aggregation of similar thefts from different victims to charge grand theft, under specific criteria… Hopefully something will get done, because right now a criminal in the state of California can “literally walk into a retail store every single day of the year and steaI $949 worth of merchandise” and never spend a single minute in jail. (Link: watch video on Twitter/X, 1 minute, 18 seconds)… Los Angeles has become a paradise for shoplifters, but many would argue that things are even worse in the Big Apple… As I discussed a few days ago, New York City has “a $4.4 billion shoplifting economy”… And approximately 90,000 packages are stolen in New York City every single day… This is just one of the reasons why we have seen a mass exodus… Countless New Yorkers have already left for greener pastures, and lots more are thinking of leaving…  ● About 7 million New Yorkers plan to leave the state, a new survey revealed this month… ● In a new Marist poll, 37 percent of New Yorkers—roughly 7 million people—said they plan to move away. The number was slightly more concentrated among Republicans, as 46 percent said they plan to leave the state compared to just 29 percent of Democrats… Unsurprisingly, many of those that are fleeing are heading to Florida… ●For many, Florida remains one of the top places to move, but Southern states in general have been recording the biggest influx in transplants…  ●According to Realtor.com, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Tampa and Orlando remain some of the top locations for New Yorkers to start again… I wouldn’t want to live in the Big Apple either… The rat problem alone would be enough for me to move… It just continues to escalate, and politicians are now proposing to use “rat contraceptives” to deal with “the millions of rats lurking in subway stations and empty lots”… In New York City, the idea to distribute rat contraceptives got fresh attention in city government Thursday following the death of an escaped zoo owl, known as Flaco, who was found dead with rat poison in his system… City Council Member Shaun Abreu proposed a city ordinance Thursday that would establish a pilot program for controlling the millions of rats lurking in subway stations and empty lots by using birth control instead of lethal chemicals. Abreu, chair of the Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management, said the contraceptives also are more ethical and humane than other methods… Unfortunately, New York City doesn’t have the worst rat problem in America… That title actually belongs to the city of Chicago… Chicago has once again been declared the rattiest city in the U.S. according to Orkin’s annual ranking…  ●Los Angeles surpassed New York on this year’s list now holding the #2 spot and bringing the Big Apple down to #3, Orkin shared…  ●Other notable shifts included Houston, which moved 10 spots up to #20, and Charlotte, North Carolina that rose 16 spots to #21… Somehow, the rat problem in Chicago has gone to an entirely new level in 2024… In fact, one local resident says that it is now the worst that she has ever seen in her entire lifetime…  ●A resurgence of rats has gotten out of control in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood, multiple residents explained Friday as they called for city leaders to take further action…  Diana Gazda, a resident of the Far Northwest Side community for seven decades, said she has never seen an infestation like it. – ‘We never had a rat problem like this,’ she stated. ‘I’ve been here 71 years in my house.’.. In addition to being world famous for rats, the Windy City is also world famous for violence… In Chicago, you can be gunned down at any time of the day or night… Nobody is safe, and that is especially true for police officers… A Chicago police officer was shot to death early Sunday in Gage Park on the Southwest Side in what sources are saying was an apparent carjacking…  Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 2:55 a.m. and found Officer Luis Huesca with multiple gunshot wounds in the 3100 block of West 56th Street, a police spokesperson said in a statement…  Huesca, 30, was driving home from work, according to city officials. Huesca, who was still wearing his uniform, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead… So which of these cities will completely collapse first?.. I think that is a very good question… They are all headed downhill very rapidly, and they are all being run by radical leftists… Of course the exact same things could be said about dozens of other U.S. cities… For years, I have been warning my readers about the “cultural transformation” that has been taking place in America… How we raise our kids really matters… We have been failing them for decades, and now the consequences can be very clearly seen in the streets of our major cities… A horrific societal collapse is upon us, and yet this nation continues to refuse to change direction.”Adolf Hitler Is “The Torchbearer of Democracy” in Ukraine? – by Michel Chossudovsky – https://michelchossudovsky.substack.com/p/adolf-hitler-is-the-torchbearer-ofIntroduction – The Neo-Nazi parties of Ukraine’s so-called coalition government are actively supported by “the international community” namely our governments… The Nazi faction within the Kiev government exerts its power in the realm of intelligence, internal affairs, national security and the military. It’s a proxy regime in liaison with its U.S.-NATO sponsors… Amply documented, the 2014 EuroMaidan US Sponsored Coup d’Etat was carried out with the support of the two Nazi factionsSvoboda and Right Sektor… These are not “Neo-Nazi” entities. The term “Neo” (“New”) is misleading. They are full-fledged Nazi parties, historically aligned (going back to World War II) with the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) of Stepan Bandera (OUN-B) At the outset of Operation Barbarossa, (June, 22 1941) in coordination with the death squads (Einsatzgruppen) of Nazi Germany, members of the OUN-B were instrumental in the killings in the City of Lviv, Western region of Galicia, resulting in the massacre and deportation of more than 100,000 Jews: “The Lviv pogroms were the consecutive pogroms and massacres of Jews in June and July 1941 in the city of Lwów. (Lviv, Lvov) in German-occupied Eastern Poland/Western Ukraine (now Lviv, Ukraine). The massacres were perpetrated by Ukrainian nationalists (specifically, the OUN), German death squads (Einsatzgruppen), and urban population from 30 June to 2 July [1941].” – While Stepan Bandera had announced the creation of a Nazi Ukrainian State, which pledged “to work with Nazi Germany”, Adolph Hitler disapproved of the proclamation. Despite Bandera’s arrest, the members of OUN-B actively collaborated with the Wehrmacht’s occupation forces (1941-1944)… In Ukraine: “..up to a million Jews were murdered by Einsatzgruppen units, Police battalions, Wehrmacht troops and local Nazi collaborators” (emphasis added)… On September, 1 1941, the Nazi-sponsored Ukrainian newspaper Volhyn wrote, in an article titled Let’s Conquer the City, namely Lviv: “All elements that reside in our land, whether they are Jews or Poles, must be eradicated… We are at this very moment resolving the Jewish question, and this resolution is part of the plan for the Reich’s total reorganization of Europe… The empty space that will be created, must immediately and irrevocably be filled by the real owners and masters of this land, the Ukrainian people”… The map below is the territory under Nazi Germany occupation (1942) extending from Galicia to Kiev and Odessa… It indicates cities with Jewish ghettoes, the locations of major massacres… In this regard, the Janowska concentration camp was established in the outskirts of Lviv in September 1941… Lviv had a Jewish population of 160,000. The Janowska camp combined “elements of labor, transit, and extermination”… “By the time Soviet forces reached Lviv on 21 July 1944, less than 1 per cent of Lviv’s Jews had survived the occupation

Holocaust Denial? – The OUN-B was complicit in the crimes of Nazi Germany. Our governments –which claim to be firmly committed to social democracy– are actively supporting a Ukrainian Nazi movement which collaborated with Nazi Germany’s occupation forces during World War II…  That is  the unspoken truth which is embedded in our history, casually ignored by  both the media and Western Europe’s “Classe politique”… By ignoring the World War II legacy of Stepan Bandera’s OUN-B and casually describing him as an anti-Soviet Nationalist, both the mainstream media as well as our governments, are complicit in what might be described as “holocaust denial”… For carefully documented details on the crimes committed by the OUN on behalf of Nazi Germany, view the movie (executive producer Oliver Stone), “Ukraine on Fire” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKcmNGvaDUsFlash Forward: Collaborating with Today’s Nazis – There is ample evidence of collaboration between the Kiev Neo-Nazi regime and NATO member states, specifically in relation to the continuous flow of military aid as well as the training and support provided to Ukrainian forces, not to mention the Nazi Azov Battalion… In turn, the Azov battalion –which is the object of military aid, has  also been involved in the conduct of Summer Nazi training Camps for children and adolescents… See: Ukraine’s “Neo-Nazi Summer Camp”. Military Training for Young Children, Para-military RecruitsBy Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 08, 2023.. The Azov battalion’s Summer Camps are supported by US military aid channelled to the Ukraine National Guard via the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The MIA coordinates the “anti-terrorism operation” (ATO) in Donbass… Today these children -who have been duly indoctrinated- are adolescents who are being drafted to serve in the Armed Forces and/or the Azov Battalion.

Neo-Nazi Parties are Illegal  – While Neo-Nazi parties are outlawed in a number of European countries including Germany where symbols and Nazi slogans are illegal, the governments of NATO-EU member states are routinely supporting Nazism in Ukraine… The following image is revealing, from Left to Right: ● the Blue NATO flag● the Azov Battalion’s Wolfangel SS of the Third Reich,  ● Hitler’s Nazi Swastika (red and white background) are displayed which points to collaboration between NATO and Ukraine’s Nazi regime.

Our message to our governments :  ● Collaborating with a Nazi regime is a criminal act under international law; Providing billions of dollars of military aid to a Nazi government is illegal. ● It’s the criminalization of politics… Michel Chossudovsky, Substack, April 22, 2024″A $250 Million War Game And Its Shocking Outcome – “At a cost of $250 million, Millennium Challenge 2002 was the largest and most expensive war game in Pentagon history. – by Nick Giambruno – “https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/250-million-war-game-and-its-shocking-outcome – “With over 13,500 participants, the US government took over two years to design it… The exercise pitted Iran against the US military. Washington intended to show how the US military could defeat Iran with ease… Paul Van Riper, a three-star general and 41-year veteran of the Marine Corps, led Iranian forces in the war game. His mission was to take on the full force of the US military, led by an aircraft carrier battle group and a large amphibious landing force in the Persian Gulf… The results shocked everyone… Van Riper waited for the US Navy to pass through the shallow and narrow Strait of Hormuz, which made them sitting ducks for Iran’s unconventional and asymmetric warfare techniques… The idea is to level the playing field against a superior enemy with swarms of explosive-laden suicide speedboats, low-flying planes carrying anti-ship missiles, naval mines, and land-based anti-ship ballistic missiles, among other low-cost but highly effective measures… In minutes, Van Riper emerged victorious over his superior opponent and sank all 19 ships. Had it been real life, 20,000 US sailors and marines would have died… Millennium Challenge 2002 was a complete disaster for the Pentagon, which had spent a quarter of a billion dollars to set up the extensive war game. It produced the exact opposite outcome they wanted… So what did the Pentagon do with these humbling results? – Like a child playing a video game, they hit the reset button. They then rigged and scripted the game so that the US was guaranteed to win… After realizing the integrity of the war game had been compromised, a disgusted Van Riper walked out mid-game. He then said: “Nothing was learned from this. And a culture not willing to think hard and test itself does not augur well for the future.” – The main lesson of Millennium Challenge 2002 is that aircraft carriers—the biggest and most expensive ships ever built—wouldn’t last a single day in combat against even a regional power like Iran. Russia and China would have an even easier time dispatching them. They are overpriced toys… That means the US has wasted untold trillions on military hardware that could prove to be worthless in a serious conflict… Nonetheless, the US government still parades aircraft carriers around the world from time to time to try to intimidate its enemies… However, it’s a flawed strategy prone to catastrophic results if someone calls their bluff… While Millennium Challenge 2002 occurred more than 20 years ago, it is of paramount importance today… Iran has substantially improved its asymmetric and unconventional warfare capabilities. It’s doubtful the US military would fare much better today than 20 years ago… In short, war with Iran today could be even more disastrous than the Millennium Challenge 2002 simulation… Unfortunately, war with Iran is an increasingly probable outcome as tensions in the Middle East are at their highest point in generations and are trending higher… Previously, I lived in Beirut, Lebanon, for several years while working for an investment bank. The experience was effectively an advanced training course in Middle East geopolitics. Today, it helps me see the big picture in the region… and unfortunately, it isn’t pretty… I think the next big war in the Middle East is coming soon and could be the biggest one ever. It will focus on Iran… The market doesn’t appreciate how close we are to a big war and the implications of it… But this distortion in the market is a blessing. It’s handing us a golden opportunity… First and foremost, I think there’s a huge opportunity to profit in the oil market right now… I’m certainly not cheering for war. I despise war, which is the health of the State… Regardless, a big war is highly likely, with significant investment implications that would be foolish to ignore… In short, we are only one escalation away from potentially the biggest oil shock in history as the Middle East is on the verge of the largest regional war in generations… Fortunately, it doesn’t have to blindside you, your family, or your portfolio… Quite the contrary… That’s precisely why I just released an urgent new report with all the details, including what you must do to prepare. It’s called The Most Dangerous Economic Crisis in 100 Years… the Top 3 Strategies You Need Right Now. Click here to download the PDF now.”

“Situation Is Unraveling”: Pro-Palestinian Protests Erupt Across America’s Woke Colleges – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/situation-unraveling-pro-palestinian-protests-erupt-across-americas-woke-colleges – “Colleges and universities across the country are struggling this week to keep pro-Palestinian protesters off school grounds. Students, and or perhaps a mix of professional protesters funded by radical leftist groups and dirty Gulf money, are storming campuses and setting up encampments. This is likely a coordinated effort nationwide as other pro-Palestinian demonstrators have been busy shutting down critical infrastructure across the country, such as airport terminals, bridges, and other chokepoints that could disrupt the economy… Moments ago, pro-Palestinian protesters invaded Harvard University and “set up an encampment in Harvard Yard,” X user Collin Rugg reportsHe posted footage of the protesters storming the campus… “The move comes just days after Harvard restricted access to the Yard to only Harvard ID holders,” Rugg said…He added the protesters are demanding the school “divest from Israel’s war in Gaza.”

On Monday night, police arrested protesters at New York University, ending a multiday standoff.

Several universities and colleges are experiencing rogue pro-Palestinian demonstrations mid-week… On Wednesday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were deployed to the University of Texas in Austin to counter protesters.

Students erected a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Southern California.

The campus of California Polytechnic State University has been closed after a group of pro-Palestine protesters occupied a building on campus.

Sky News asks: “What is going on at America’s top universities?”

These kids don’t even know what they’re protesting, which begs the question, who are the groups pushing this on campuses, and who are their backers?

Al Mayadeen English said protesters are spreading to other schools, including Stanford University, the University of Rochester, Whitman College, and Yale.


US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar told students at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday that she was “incredibly moved” by the protesters… Brandon Smith via Alt-Market noted: Brandon Smith via Alt-Market noted:Whatever your opinion is on the war or the governments involved it’s clear that it has nothing to do with woke activists in the western world.  The war is simply a vehicle which they hope they can hijack and attach their own agendas to. Primarily, progressives view Israel as a symbol of western “colonialism” and in their minds anything colonial must be destroyed. Their concerns for Palestinians are peripheral, if their concerns exist at all. This is about visibility and a chance to create chaos… While the White House condemns ‘antisemitic’ protesters at universities, we have warned readers in recent weeks about pro-Palestinian protesters disrupting critical infrastructure, such as shutting down airport terminals, blocking bridges, causing significant traffic congestion on highway arteries, and targeting the distribution networks of major corporations. .. So, what does shutting down critical infrastructure have to do with helping poor Palestinian children? It has absolutely nothing and more to do with a Marxist movement, similar to the Black Lives Matter movement… Here comes BLM 2.0. We all remember the chaos several years ago. The group was hijacked by Soros’ money and did very little for the black community, but instead burned down neighborhoods and sparked riots… It’s an election year, and with that comes chaos by brainwashed and brain-dead Gen-Zers at liberal schools who have absolutely no idea what they’re protesting… Where’s the FBI? Why are they publicly ignoring this threat? Maybe they’re too focused on framing Trump supporters… Also, why the hell are we, the taxpayers, bailing out the student debt of these brainwashed kids? – And countdown until Bill Ackman’s X-ranting about the explosion, once again, of antisemitism at schools.”Globalists programming ChatGPT to “reduce vaccine hesitancy” by parroting public health narratives – by Dr Eddy Bettermann – https://dreddymd.com/2024/04/23/chatgpt-reduce-vaccine-hesitancy-public-health-narratives/ – “At the end of this month, new research will be presented at the Conference of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases showing that the artificial intelligence-driven ChatGPT program dispenses propaganda in promotion of vaccines that comes directly from official public health agencies… In order to combat so-called “vaccine hesitancy,” ChatGPT has been programmed to push whoever uses it into taking whatever injections the government and media are pushing at any given time, arguing that they are all “safe and effective.” – In addition to dispensing propaganda about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other relevant societal problems, ChatGPT is especially focused on encouraging the public to go out and get jabbed at every opportunity – for “public health,” of course… A press release about the new research explains – supportively, mind you – that “vaccine hesitancy, directly linked to misinformation – false, inaccurate information promoted as factual – is on the rise.”(Related: ChatGPT is part of the authoritarian future the globalists have planned for the world, complete with AI, palm scanners, facial recognition, augmented reality, and other horrors.) – ChatGPT, the new AI government – Many people’s whose own brains are apparently not up to par are now using ChatGPT for all sorts of things. These people ask it questions about information that interests them, including things like “Should I get vaccinated for [fill-in-the-blank]?” ChatGPT then responds to them that they should, no questions asked… The researchers involved in the new study about ChatGPT’s role in urging users to get vaccinated say that it can be “an effective tool to help reduce vaccine hesitancy among the general public.” – The silver lining in all this is that, for those paying attention, we are already ahead of the game. You now know that ChatGPT is artificial fake intelligence – or perhaps it is better described as artificial unintelligence, because there is nothing intelligent about getting vaccinated these days… There are so many resources now available that were once unavailable showing all the risks and harms caused by vaccine injections, and especially those being peddled on the masses for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). There is simply no excuse with everything that is out there to fall for any more vaccine scams, though the powers that be are trying with the use of ChatGPT… When asked any type of questions about STIs, ChatGPT also immediately responds with regurgitated propaganda from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines document… In other words, ChatGPT is nothing more than the same government goons peddling lies, but in this case through a “cool” and flashy AI program that portends to be “intelligent” artificially… “Overall, ChatGPT’s responses to vaccine hesitancy were accurate and may help individuals who have vaccine-related misconceptions,” promised lead study author Dr. Matthew Koh, an infectious diseases physician at National University Health System Singapore. (Why is Singapore driving U.S. public health information anyway?)  – “Our results demonstrate the potential power of AI models to assist in public health campaigns and aid health professionals in reducing vaccine hesitancy.” – Thank God we live in the United States rather than Singapore. No offense to you if you do live in Singapore, but at least for now, Americans have the right to just say no, as the late First Lady Nancy Reagan once warned, to say no to drugs, including pharmaceutical drugs of the vaccine variety… “ChatGPT is quite useless,” one commenter at The Defender, a publication of Children’s Health Defense, wrote. “If it does not like the discussion, it just stops and wants to go on to a different subject. Definitely a tool for the very gullible.” – “I am not ‘vaccine hesitant;’ I’m violently opposed,” joked another… The latest news about the AI takeover of the world can be found at Transhumanism.newsEthan Huff”Uncensored Election Fraud Exposed – Tucker interviews Justin Haskins of the Heartland Institute (11 minutes) – This is a longer version of an edited 3 1/2 minute version Tucker put up on Twitter/X – https://tuckercarlson.com/uncensored-election-fraud-haskins/Cashless Society: WEF Boasts That 98% Of Central Banks Are Adopting CBDCs – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/cashless-society-wef-boasts-98-central-banks-are-adopting-cbdcsWhatever happened to the WEF?  One minute they were everywhere in the media and now they have all but disappeared from public discourse.  After the pandemic agenda was defeated and the plan to exploit public fear to create a perpetual medical autocracy was exposed, Klaus Schwab and his merry band of globalists slithered back into the woodwork.  To be sure, we’ll be seeing them again one day, but for now the WEF has relegated itself away from the spotlight and into the dark recesses of the Davos echo chamber… Much of their discussions now focus on issues like climate change or DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion), but one vital subject continues to pop up in the white papers of global think tanks and it’s a program that was introduced very publicly during covid.  Every person that cares about economic freedom should be wary of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) as perhaps the biggest threat to human liberty since the attempted introduction of vaccine passports… The WEF recently boasted in a new white paper that 98% of all central banks are now pursuing CBDC programs.  The report, titled ‘Modernizing Financial Markets With Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency’, notes: “CeBM is ideal for systemically important transactions despite the emergence of alternative payment instruments…Wholesale central bank digital currency (wCBDC) is a form of CeBM that could unlock new economic models and integration points that are not possible today.” – The paper primarily focuses on the streamlining of crossborder transactions, an effort which the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has been deeply involved in for the past few years.  It also highlights an odd concept of differentiated CBDC mechanisms, each one specifically designed to be used by different institutions for different reasons.  Wholesale CBDCs would be used only by banking institutions, governments and some global corporations, as opposed to Retail CBDCs which would be reserved for the regular population… How the value and buying power of Wholesale CBDCs would differ is not clear, but it’s easy to guess that these devices would give banking institutions a greater ability homogenize international currencies and transactions.  In other words, it’s the path to an eventual global currency model.  By extension, the adoption of CBDCs by governments and global banks will ultimately lead to what the WEF calls “dematerialization” – The removal of physical securities and money.  The WEF states: “As with the Bank of England’s (BOE) RTGS modernization programme, the intention is to introduce a fully digitized securities system that is future-proofed for incremental adoption of DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology). The tokenization of assets involves creating digital tokens representing underlying assets like real estate, equities, digital art, intellectual property and even cash. Tokenization is a key use case for blockchain, with some estimates pointing towards $4-5 trillion in tokenized securities on DLTa  by 2030.”  – Finally, they let the cat out of the bag: “The BIS proposed two models for bringing tokenization into the monetary system: 1) Bring CBDCs, DTs and tokenized assets on to a common unified ledger, and 2) pursue incremental progress by creating interlinking systems… They determined the latter option was more feasible given that the former requires a reimagination of financial systems. Experimentation with the unified ledger concept is ongoing.” – To interpret this into decoded language – The unified ledger is essentially another term for a one world digital currency system completely centralized and under the control of global banks like the BIS and IMF.  The WEF and BIS are acknowledging the difficulty of introducing such a system without opposition, so, they are recommending incremental introduction using “interlinking systems” (attaching CBDCs to paper currencies and physical contracts and then slowly but surely dematerializing those assets and making digital the new norm).  It’s the totalitarian tip-toe… The BIS predicts there will be at least 9 major CBDCs in circulation by the year 2030; this is likely an understatement of the intended plan.  Globalists have hinted in the past that they prefer total digitization by 2030… A cashless society would be the end game for economic anonymity and freedom in trade.  Unless alternative physical currencies are widely adopted in protest, CBDCs would make all transactions traceable and easily interrupted by governments and banks.  Imagine a world in which all trade is monitored, all revenues are monitored and transactions can be blocked if they are found to offend the mandates of the system.  Yes, these things do happen today, but with physical cash they can be circumvented… Imagine a world where your ability to spend money can be limited to certain retailers, certain services, certain products and chosen regions based on your politics, your social credit score and your background.  The control that comes with CBDCs is immense and allows for complete micromanagement of the population.  The fact that 98% of central banks are already adopting this technology should be one of the biggest news stories of the decade, yet, it goes almost completely ignored. “Pro-Israel Groups Pushed for Warrantless Spying on Protesters – by Luke Goldstein – https://prospect.org/blogs-and-newsletters/tap/2024-04-26-pro-israel-groups-warrantless-spying-protesters/ – “When the renewal of a key section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was being debated in this Congress, one of the pieces of evidence from reformers for the abuses in the system was that the law had routinely been employed to spy on protesters in the U.S. Despite the fact that FISA’s Section 702 is intended to be about collection of intelligence on foreign subjects, U.S. persons would often get vacuumed up in the dragnet. And the FBI was caught querying FISA databases to get information on protesters, most recently during the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020… Despite these concerns and after a bitter debate, Congress passed and President Biden signed a reauthorization of FISA Section 702 with new and expanded powers for surveillance. Just days before that bill became law, Columbia University president Nemat Shafik testified before a congressional hearing on antisemitism. This set off the encampment protests at Columbia, the ensuing crackdown by the NYPD, and now the spread of demonstrations to college campuses across the country… These two separate strands are coming together to potentially expand warrantless surveillance onto U.S. campuses… A letter from numerous American Jewish and pro-Israel organizations, issued earlier this month and recently made public, urged Congress to reauthorize that very spying law, FISA Section 702, for the purposes of spying on “foreign involvement in domestic antisemitic events,” a clear reference to anti-war demonstrations regarding Gaza. The letter cites rising cases of antisemitism since the October 7 Hamas attacks, and makes unfounded connections to foreign threats inside the U.S., as justifications for warrantless spying on American citizens, to “combat terror at home.” – The Anti-Defamation League was one of the signatories to the letter. Its president Jonathan Greenblatt, who has advocated for a more severe crackdown by law enforcement against campus encampments, suggested on MSNBC that students were “Iranian proxies,” without any clear evidence. That could be the kind of insinuation needed to spy on campus protesters… The letter also strongly opposed warrant requirements for querying databases about U.S. persons whose information was collected under Section 702. An amendment to require a warrant to use that information failed by the tiniest of margins in the House, ending in a 212-212 tieIn the lead-up to an earlier vote on Section 702, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Turner, held a briefing that advocated for reauthorization by using the example of New York City anti-war protests in the fall of last year and claiming links to Hamas. The implication was that their communications should be tapped. As reported by Wired, the way in which Turner presented the use of Section 702 in this situation would likely be in violation of FISA… Through Section 702, the government is not permitted to directly “reverse target” a protester’s communications, only a foreign target. What intelligence agencies and the FBI have routinely done, however, is conduct a warrantless backdoor search using general terms on protesters—like “Black Lives Matter”—through a giant database of communications it has gathered legally through Section 702. In this instance, the FISA Court did deem these practices to be an overreach of government authority, though the enforcement against them is extremely limited… In the context of the current protests, government authorities could conduct these types of backdoor searches on the communications of “anti-Israel protesters” or other search terms. An even more direct case of government spying would be a college student or faculty member, who may be a citizen or studying on a student visa, who regularly communicates with family and friends back home in another country. Those communications could be directly obtained through Section 702 and monitored by the government… There are also new aspects of FISA passed earlier this month that would expand the scope of backdoor searches on U.S. persons by allowing the government to target immigrants traveling to the U.S., and seize a broad range of companies’ information on Americans, including data centers, commercial real estate landlords, and other communication equipment operators… The argument from reformers was that these new powers and the lack of safeguards like court warrants would allow the surveillance state to creep forward, incorporating whatever intelligence officials wanted to learn about. There’s not only a road map for this to cover campus protests, but a contingent of pro-Israel groups openly calling for it. That danger is now incredibly present.”

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Web Research Links for the Week of 4/15/24

Fair Use Notice: This site may contain some copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of vital issues which already exist in the public domain. – Note: These links are posted at the top of the page as the week progresses. Links from previous weeks can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button.US Declines Israel’s Invitation To Start WW3 (For Now) – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://www.caitlinjohnst.one/p/us-declines-israels-invitation-to – “Iran has carried out its long-promised retaliation for Israel’s attack on its consulate building in Damascus, launching a massive barrage of drones and missiles which it claims hit and destroyed Israeli military targets, while Israel says they dealt only superficial damage with a few injuries. The US and its allies reportedly helped shoot down a number of the Iranian projectiles… Just as we discussed in the lead-up to the strike, the western political-media class are acting as though this was a completely unprovoked attack launched against the innocent, Bambi-eyed victim Israel. Comments from western officials and pundits and headlines from the mass media are omitting the fact that Israel instigated these hostilities with its extreme act of aggression in Syria as much as possible. Here in Australia the Sydney Morning Herald write-up about the strike didn’t get around to informing its readers about the attack on the Iranian consulate until the tenth paragraph of the article, and said only that Iran had “accused” Israel of launching the attack because Israel has never officially confirmed it… In any case, Iran says the attack is now over. Given that we’re not seeing any signs of massive damage, Iran’s reported claim that its retaliation would be calibrated to avoid escalation into a full-scale regional war seems to have been accurate, as does Washington’s reported claim that it didn’t expect the strike to be large enough to draw the US into war… A new report from Axios says Biden has personally told Netanyahu that the US will not be supporting any Israeli military response to the Iranian strike. An anonymous senior White House official told Axios that Biden said to Netanyahu, “You got a win. Take the win,” in reference to the number of Iranian weapons that were taken out of the sky by the international coalition in Israel’s defense. Apparently helping to mitigate the damage from the Iranian attack is all the military commitment the White House is willing to make against Iran at this time… And thank all that is holy for that. A war between the US alliance and Iran and its allies would be the stuff of nightmares, making the horrors we’ve been seeing in Gaza these last six months look like an episode of Peppa Pig… But Washington merely declining to get involved is nowhere near enough. As the Quincy Institute’s Trita Parsi quipped on Twitter, ‘Biden needs to PREVENT further escalation, not just declare his desire to stay out of it.’.. Indeed, Israel has already made it clear that it is going to be moving forward with an escalation against Iran. Israel’s Channel 12 cites an unnamed senior official saying the Iranian counter strike is going to receive an “unprecedented response”… ‘Israel has already informed the Americans and governments in the region that its response is inevitable,’ The Economist reports. ‘Its military options include launching drones at Iran, and long-range airstrikes on Iran, possibly on military bases or nuclear installations.’.. It’s unclear at this time how much the latest message from the Biden administration will affect the calculations of this position, but the mass media are reporting that White House officials are worried Israel is getting ready to do something extremely reckless that could draw the US into a war it would rather avoid… NBC News reports the following: ‘Some top U.S. officials are concerned Israel could do something quickly in response to Iran’s attacks without thinking through potential fallout afterward, according to a senior administration official and a senior defense official… ‘Those concerns stem in part from the administration’s views of the approach Israel has taken to its war against Hamas, as well as the attack in Damascus.’.. ‘President Joe Biden has privately expressed concern that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to drag the U.S. more deeply into a broader conflict, according to three people familiar with his comments.’.. People have been raising this concern for some time now. Earlier this month Responsible Statecraft’s Paul Pillar wrote up a solid argument that Netanyahu stands a lot to gain personally from drawing the US into a war with Iran to help him with his legal and political troubles and take the focus off of Israel’s genocide in Gaza… Whether that’s the case or not it’s pretty absurd for the Biden administration to just sit around passively hoping this doesn’t happen as though it wouldn’t have a say in the matter, and as though there’s nothing it can do to prevent such an occurrence right now. Biden has had the ability to end this insane cycle of escalation in the middle east since it started six months ago by demanding a ceasefire in Gaza and demanding that Israel rein in its murder machine, just as US presidents have done successfully in the past… Biden could end all this with one phone call. The fact that he doesn’t means he’s a monster, and no amount of mass media reports about how “concerned” and “frustrated” he is regarding Israel’s actions will ever change that.”

David Rogers Webb on how to stop “The Great Taking” – Interview by Paul Buitink (59 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GHXe0PbNG4“Paul Buitink interviews David Rogers Webb, former hedge fund manager of Varus and author of “The Great Taking”. David states in his book that there is a global elite implementing a system to take everything from everyone. David emphasizes that this agenda is particularly evident in the realm of property rights concerning securities. According to him, a closer examination of the terms and conditions, such as those of a bank or stockbroker, reveals that individuals are not the rightful owners of their securities… Paul asks David about the motivations driving these “elites” and when they will execute the great taking? Paul thinks that the people will revolt when everything will be taken from them and asks David to reflect on that. And finally, what can be done to stop the great taking.”

TN working to stop The Great Taking as outlined by David Rogers Webb – Good news from Foster Gamble our deep researcher champion of TruthFrom a friend: A bracing 6 minute video from Foster Gamble of the Thrive movement he helped found.- Here is good news from TN. Chem trails banned, MRNA banned… Tennessee: A Fractal Hologram of Good News

An outstanding article, which deserves careful consideration: What if it’s all long-term conditioning? – by Axel BC Krauss – https://www.theburningplatform.com/2024/04/11/what-if-its-all-long-term-conditioning/ – “I wrote this commentary in response to Todd Hayen’s article “Did the Covid PsyOp fail?”, to which I would add a few remarks… I agree with Hayen: something about the alleged failure of the “Covid PsyOp” feels strange. It “feels” fishy. But what could that be? I will explain this below… I have written two books on this myself, “Corona – Krone der Technokratie?” (Corona – Crown of Technocracy?) and “Das globale Technat” (The Global Technate). In the latter, the title of which was inspired by Iain Davis‘ outstanding articles “Understanding Technocracy” and “Technocracy: The Operating System For The New International Rules-Based Order”, one of the points I made was that the lockdowns had no medical reason, but economic reasons: By paralysing the economic cycles, i.e. by artificially triggering a deflationary phase (which is characterised, among other things, by a decline in demand), inflationary overheating was prevented, which would have been caused by the monetary policy of the years since 2008 (the last major financial crisis). (For further information on this, please read Michael Bryant’s article “COVID-19: A Global Financial Operation”)… This policy, also known as “Quantitative Easing”, in conjunction with the deliberate zero interest rate policy – which in my opinion served as bait to lure more people into a spiral of debt – could have triggered a severe recession, or even hyperinflation at worst, on a global scale. The so-called “Covid Aids” gave the elite even more power over the economy and society… Rising public and private debt naturally means a gain in power for them, because debt always and without exception also means a relationship of dependency between creditor and debtor. In other words: You can more easily dictate your conditions if someone depends on your credit supply… If you want to find out more about the background, I highly recommend the article “Sustainable Debt Slavery” by Whitney Webb and Iain Davis… What is certain is that German newspapers published articles on this potentially imminent recession or depression throughout 2019 – and with increasing frequency. These signs weren’t just on the wall, they were dancing Lambada on coke. Then – purely by chance, of course -, a “new type of virus” emerged, which conveniently allowed the press to only talk about the “Corona Recession” – and not mention the monetary policy causes at all anymore. That alone was telling enough – at least for me… Anyway, instead of focusing only on the “medical” aspects of the “pandemic”, I think we should rather consider the possibility – as Hayen rightly suspects – that this “event” with all its already tragic consequences for so many people was “only” a first step in a longer, ongoing process… It is probably no coincidence that the World Economic Forum has already spoken of the age of “Polycrises” into which humanity has now entered. By “Polycrisis” is meant: Climate, War, Terror and Pandemics… We had the first Pandemic – “Corona”. We have a war (Ukraine), which in my estimation is NOT a “classical” or “conventional” geopolitical conflict, but allowed the elites – via a chain of sanctions and counter-sanctions – to further raise the cost of living (rising prices for fossile fuels like natural gas which have already been targeted by the so-called “Sustainable Development Goals“, aka “Agenda 2030” of the UN)… Shortly after the war began, German mainstream television networks coined the phrase – yes, in all seriousness – “Frieren gegen Putin” (“Freezing against Putin”). You gotta be kidding me… We had a terror attack in Moscow, allegedly perpetrated by the “Intelligence State”. Sorry. What was I thinking? I meant the “Islamic State”, of course. Shortly after, German newspaper “Die Welt” (The World) warned about a possibly upcoming chain of “worldwide terror attacks” by the Intellige … Islamic State… It’s just my very humble opinion, but I get the strange feeling that all of this is meant to keep the populaces “on their toes”, to make them live in constant fear, to occupy their minds and distract them from the fact that on the level of international treaties, i.e. UN-level, all three “Power Blocks” – Ozeania (USA), Eurasia (EU) and East Asia (BRICS) – are already making “ends meet” by signing contracts that will bind them legally to “global goals”…  I call this the “Multipolarity Hoax“. – When it comes to the much-discussed Covid Vaccines, I would like to suggest that we stop focusing solely on them and instead look at NEW vaccines that are currently being developed. Why is that? Because we have to consider the possibility that the ingredients administered with the Covid vaccinations will only trigger the desired overall effect in COMBINATION with future vaccinations… Anyone who has ever done research in this area – especially with regard to vaccination trials in court – knows that it can be difficult under certain circumstances to attribute side effects or damage to the vaccination. This depends very much on the time that elapses between the vaccination and the occurrence of possible harmful effects. If I get vaccinated and just two or three days later, or even a few weeks later, such side effects occur, the matter is pretty clear. But if years pass between the vaccination and the possible consequential damages, it becomes much more difficult to prove this in a legal case. Because in the meantime, many other factors could have triggered these side effects… My thesis is therefore: Instead of betting everything on one card, i.e. on ONE vaccination, it would be much more ingenious (in an evil way), if only for reasons of possible consequences under criminal law, to rely over many, many years on effects that only result from a combination of several different vaccinations. This would not only make it increasingly difficult, but almost impossible, to find the medical “needle in the haystack”… I couldn’t agree more with Hayen when he warns of the possible long-term consequences… Yes, it’s quite possible that the vaccinations will have after-effects that we don’t even know about yet. Some of these possible effects were described by a German author, Michael Nehls, PhD, MD, who habilitated in molecular biology, in his book “Das indoktrinierte Gehirn” (“The indoctrinated Brain”, not available in English yet). He writes about possible long-term effects of these “Covid-Vaccinations” on a very important process in the human brain called “Hippocampal Neurogenesis” which is essential for the development of a stable personality and, most of all, a healthy memory… But as mentioned before, I don’t think that the Covid vaccines alone will “do the trick”… In his article, Hayen wrote: ‘Yes, all this could still happen, but it seems there have been more false starts – starts that didn’t go anywhere. But if so, you would think they wouldn’t have put them out there just to not have them continue.’.. Exactly. But how could this continue?.. To further support Hayen’s argument, I would like to introduce readers to a quite astonishing quote from a book by Bertrand Russell. It was published in 1953 and was entitled “The Impact of Science on Society”… This quote made me sit up like a Jack-in-the-box and take notice; I am convinced that we are guinea pigs in a long-term conditioning process… In his book “The Impact of Science on Society” Bertrand Russell wrote (my emphases):  ‘Fichte [german philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte, my remark] laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. But in his day this was an unattainable ideal: what he regarded as the best system in existence produced Karl Marx.’ – Russel, The Impact of Science on Society, 1953, US-Library of Congress, Catalogue Number 68-54290, p. 50… As if those words alone wouldn’t be mindblowing enough (and already been confirmed by today’s state of public “education”, if you can call it that anymore, especially in Germany), please forgive me for pushing you over the edge now. Russell continues, but please believe me, any resemblance to actual events is purely coincidental, it’s all just stupid conspiracy theories, folks (my emphases): ‘In future such failures are not likely to occur where there is dictatorship. Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.’ – Russel, The Impact of Science on Society, 1953, US-Library of Congress, Catalogue Number 68-54290, p. 50.. Erm. Wait a minute. Diet? You mean, like “Eat Ze Bugs”? Like “Processed Foods”, delivered by companies which are owned by people who are members of think tanks like the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, like Bilderbergers, like Club of Rome and the sorts? Or by financial giants like Blackrock, which are also driving forces behind the “Agenda 2030” (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs), CBDCs (total financial control) and so on?.. Woah. And injections? You mean, like “Covid Vaccinations”, for instance? And maybe many more to come in future pandemics (or against other illnesses) because this could very well be a long-term conditioning process? And injunctions? You mean, social distancing etc.?.. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not telling you all this because I believe we don’t stand a chance. I’m not writing these lines to “demoralize” and depress you. Quite the opposite… I’m just asking you NOT to fall for every single “event” that they’re serving us to occupy our minds and to distract us from their possible long-term goals… In Germany right now, they’re serving the public the so-called “RKI-files” or “RKI-Protocols” (RKI stands for Robert Koch-Institut). Unfortunately, even large parts of German alternative media have fallen for it. I mean the sincere parts. Not the bought-and-paid-for disinformants, because it is a sad fact that 90% of the “most popular” names in German alt-media are controlled opposition, gatekeepers and limited hangouts… These supposedly sensational, new “revelations” contain nothing – absolutely nothing – really “new”. They’ve just – thanks a lot, how merciful – released information that has been known for at least two years now… But most of all, it seems to be one of the oldest tricks in the state’s book for psychological warfare: make the serfs and slaves believe that they should only accept information that has been “officially confirmed”… “Officially confirmed” by the very same state that lied to and deceived them for years, by the way… That ruined many of their businesses during the Reset- and Build Back Better-demic and is deliberately destroying German industry according to the “Degrowth”-agenda outlined by organizations like the “Club of Rome” decades ago. It really couldn’t be more obvious at this point, but well:  ‘… education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished.’.. If we are aware of the possibility that it may be a conditioning process that could span years, maybe even decades, we can learn to think how the elites do: not in the sense of daily doses of fear porn to keep us busy so that we never come to our senses, but to think in longer time spans… This way, we could develop a sharper sense for long-term strategies… I believe what we’re experiencing right now is a build-up to the “Managerial Revolution” that James Burnham talked about in his book of the same title, published in 1941. Burnham wrote that after the end of the Second World War, “many more wars” would have to be fought – until the “Manager Class” can take control of all production. Hm…. That sounds a lot like the “Global Public-Private Partnership” that the WEF has been proposing for some time now. A certain Eric Arthur Blair alias George Orwell adapted this idea for his dystopic novel “1984”, in which he described a world that is mainly divided between three great power blocks. Well, you know: USA, EU, BRICS. Sorry. Too much coffee this morning. I meant Oceania, Eurasia and East Asia, of course… And don’t you forget: It’s all just purely coincidental.”Islands That Climate Alarmists Said Would Soon “Disappear” Due to Rising Sea Found to Have Grown in Size – by Chris Morrison – https://dailysceptic.org/2024/04/06/islands-that-climate-alarmists-said-would-soon-disappear-due-to-rising-sea-found-to-have-grown-in-size/ – “An amount of land equivalent to the Isle of Wight has been added to the shorelines of 13,000 islands around the world in just the last 20 years. This fascinating fact of a 369.67 square kilometre increase has recently been discovered by a group of Chinese scientists analysing both surface and satellite records. Overall, land was lost during the 1990s, but the scientists found that in the study period of three decades to 2020 there was a net increase of 157.21 km2. The study observed considerable natural variation in both erosion and accretion. Of course, the findings blow holes in the poster scare run by alarmists suggesting that rising sea levels caused by humans using hydrocarbons will condemn many islands to disappear shortly beneath rising sea levels. By means of such flimsy scare tactics, as we have seen in many other cases, desperate attempts are made to terrify global populations to accept the insanity of the Net Zero collectivisation… The scientists said their data suggested that sea-level rise has not been a widespread cause of erosion for island shorelines in the studied regions. “Presently, it is considered one of the contributing factors to shoreline erosion but not the predominant one,” they explained. Needless to say, none of this will detain the attention of climate hysterics in both mainstream media and politics. The Guardian was in fine form last June stating that rising oceans will extinguish more than land. “It will kill entire languages,” it added, noting the effect on Pacific islands such as Tuvalu. Those areas of the Earth that were most hospitable to people and languages are now becoming the “least hospitable”… Silly emotional Guardianista guff of course, but happily it does not seem to apply to Tuvalu. A recent study found that the 101 islands of Tuvalu had grown in land mass by 2.9%. The scientists observed that despite rising sea levels, many shorelines in Tuvalu and neighbouring Pacific atolls have maintained relative stability, “without significant alteration”. A comprehensive re-examination of data on 30 Pacific and Indian Ocean atolls with 709 islands found that none of them had lost any land. Furthermore, the scientists added, there are data that indicate 47 reef islands expanded in size or remained stable over the last 50 years, “despite experiencing a rate of sea-level rise that exceeds the global average”… The Maldives is also a poster scare for rising sea levels, with the attention-seeking activist Mark Lynas – he of the nonsense claim that 99.9% of scientists agree humans cause all or most climate change – organising an underwater Cabinet meeting of the local Government in 2009. As it happens, the Maldives is one of a number of areas that have seen recent increases in land mass. Other areas include the Indonesian Archipelago, islands along the Indochinese Peninsula coast, and islands in the Red and Mediterranean Seas. Notably, the  coastal waters of the Indochinese Peninsula had the most substantial gain, with an increase of 106.28 km2 over the 30-year period. Of the 13,000 islands examined, the researchers found that only around 12% had experienced a significant shoreline shift, with almost equal numbers experiencing either landward (loss) or seaward (gain) movement… The scientists identify many reasons why islands can grow in size despite the small annual rises in sea level seen in many parts of the world. It is noted that island shorelines are constantly changing due to factors such tides, winds, nearshore hydrodynamics and the transport of sediment. On inhabited islands, human action such as fish farming and land reclamation can be important… Of course, humans action can have a number of unintended consequences, notably the mining of coral and the breakdown of natural water barriers. Island states such as the Maldives have not been slow in coming forward to claim ‘climate reparations’ from guilt-tripped citizens in the developed world. But tourism has dramatically boosted income in the Maldives to first world levels at a time when the locals have mined coral in industrial quantities to build ports, airports and resort developments. In the process, ocean life diversity has been lost and the islands are often less protected from storm waves that can flow direct to the shoreline. In a recent essay, a group of scientists and economists charged that coral mining “has resulted in massive degradation of shallow reef-flat areas, with important negative impacts on coastal protection”… The Chinese findings are important in helping destroy the claim that many low-lying islands will simply disappear beneath the waves in the near future due to human-induced climate change. They show how shoreline changes are a persistent and ongoing process that is subject to many natural and human influences. Most of the poster islands used for climate scares such as Tuvalu and the Maldives have increased in size of late, and are hardly suitable to whip up fear of a claimed climate ’emergency’. Sea level rise is not a “predominant” cause of the changing coasts, the scientists note… Chris Morrison is the Daily Sceptic‘s Environment Editor.”The Missiles of April – Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel will go down in history as one of the greatest victories – by Scott Ritter – https://informationclearinghouse.blog/2024/04/15/the-missiles-of-april/13/ –

“I’ve been writing about Iran for more than two decades. In 2005, I made a trip to Iran to ascertain the “ground truth” about that nation, a truth which I then incorporated into a book, Target Iran, laying out the US-Israeli collaboration to craft a justification for a military attack on Iran designed to bring down its theocratic government. I followed this book up with another, Dealbreaker, in 2018, which brought this US-Israeli effort up to date… Back in November 2006, in an address to Columbia University’s School of International Relations, I underscored that the United States would never abandon my “good friend” Israel until, of course, we did. What could precipitate such an action, I asked? I noted that Israel was a nation drunk of hubris and power, and unless the United States could find a way to remove the keys from the ignition of the bus Israel was navigating toward the abyss, we would not join Israel in its lemming-like suicidal journey… The next year, in 2007, during an address to the American Jewish Committee, I pointed out that my criticism of Israel (which many in the audience took strong umbrage against) came from a place of concern for Israel’s future. I underscored the reality that I had spent the better part of a decade trying to protect Israel from Iraqi missiles, both during my service in Desert Storm, where I played a role in the counter-SCUD missile campaign, and as a United Nations weapons inspector, where I worked with Israeli intelligence to make sure Iraq’s SCUD missiles were eliminated… “The last thing I want to see,” I told the crowd, “is a scenario where Iranian missiles were impacting on the soil of Israel. But unless Israel changes course, this is the inevitable outcome of a policy driven more by arrogance than common sense.” – On the night of 13-14 April 2024, my concerns were played out live before an international audience—Iranian missiles rained down on Israel, and there was nothing Israel could do to stop them. As had been the case a little more than 33 years prior, when Iraqi SCUD missiles overcame US and Israeli Patriot missile defenses to strike Israel dozens of times over the course of a month and a half, Iranian missiles, integrated into a plan of attack which was designed to overwhelm Israeli missile defense systems, struck designated targets inside Israel with impunity… Despite having employed an extensive integrated anti-missile defense system comprised of the so-called “Iron Dome” system, US-made Patriot missile batteries, and the Arrow and David’s Sling missile interceptors, along with US, British, and Israeli aircraft, and US and French shipborne anti-missile defenses, well over a dozen Iranian missiles struck heavily-protected Israeli airfields and air defense installations… The Iranian missile attack on Israel did not come out of the blue, so to speak, but rather was retaliation for an April 1 Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate building, in Damascus, Syria, that killed several senior Iranian military commanders. While Israel has carried out attacks against Iranian personnel inside Syria in the past, the April 1 strike differed by not only killing very senior Iranian personnel, but by striking what was legally speaking sovereign Iranian territory—the Iranian consulate… From an Iranian perspective, the attack on the consulate was a redline which, if not retaliated against, would erase any notion of deterrence, opening the door for even more brazen Israeli military action, up to and including direct attacks on Iran. Weighing against retaliation, however, were a complex web of interwoven policy objectives which would probably be mooted by the kind of large-scale conflict between Israel and Iran that could be precipitated by any meaningful Iranian retaliatory strike on Israel… First and foremost, Iran has been engaged in a strategic policy premised on a pivot away from Europe and the United States, and toward Russia, China, and the Eurasian landmass. This shift has been driven by Iran’s frustration over the US-driven policy of economic sanctions, and the inability and/or unwillingness on the part of the collective West to find a path forward that would see these sanctions lifted. The failure of the Iranian nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) to produce the kind of economic opportunities that had been promised at its signing has been a major driver behind this Iranian eastward pivot. In its stead, Iran has joined both the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS forum and has directed its diplomatic energies into seeing Iran thoroughly and productively integrated into both groups… A general war with Israel would play havoc on these efforts… Secondly, but no less important in the overall geopolitical equation for Iran, is the ongoing conflict in Gaza. This is a game-changing event, where Israel is facing strategic defeat at the hands of Hamas and its regional allies, including the Iranian-led axis of resistance. For the first time ever, the issue of Palestinian statehood has been taken up by a global audience. This cause is further facilitated by the fact that the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu, formed from a political coalition which is vehemently opposed to any notion of Palestinian statehood, finds itself in danger of collapse as a direct result of the consequences accrued from the Hamas attack of October 7, 2023, and the subsequent failure of Israel to defeat Hamas militarily or politically. Israel is likewise hampered by the actions of Hezbollah, which has held Israel in check along its northern border with Lebanon, and non-state actors such as the pro-Iranian Iraqi militias and the Houthi of Yemen which have attacked Israel directly and, in the case of the Houthi, indirectly, shutting down critical sea lines of communication which have the result of strangling the Israeli economy… But it is Israel that has done the most damage to itself, carrying out a genocidal policy of retribution against the civilian population of Gaza. The Israeli actions in Gaza are the living manifestation of the very hubris and power-driven policies I warned about back in 2006-2007. Then, I said that the US would not be willing to be a passenger in a policy bus driven by Israel that would take us off the cliff of an unwinnable war with Iran… Through its criminal behavior toward the Palestinian civilians in Gaza, Israel has lost the support of much of the world, putting the United States in a position where it will see its already-tarnished reputation irreparably damaged, at a time when the world is transitioning from a period of American-dominated singularity to a BRICS-driven multipolarity, and the US needs to retain as much clout in the so-called “global south” as possible… The US has tried—unsuccessfully—to take the keys out of the ignition of Netanyahu’s suicide bus ride. Faced with extreme reticence on the part of the Israeli government when it comes to altering its policy on Hamas and Gaza, the administration of President Joe Biden has begun to distance itself from the policies of Netanyahu and has put Israel on notice that there would be consequences for its refusal to alter its actions in Gaza to take US concerns into account… Any Iranian retaliation against Israel would need to navigate these extremely complicated policy waters, enabling Iran to impose a viable deterrence posture designed to prevent future Israeli attacks while making sure that neither its policy objectives regarding a geopolitical pivot to the east, nor the elevation of the cause of Palestinian statehood on the global stage, were sidetracked… The Iranian attack on Israel appears to have successfully maneuvered through these rocky policy shoals. It did so first and foremost by keeping the United States out of the fight. Yes, the United States participated in the defense of Israel, helping shoot down scores of Iranian drones and missiles. This engagement was to the benefit of Iran, since it only reinforced the fact that there was no combination of missile defense capability that could, in the end, prevent Iranian missiles from hitting their designated targets… The targets Iran struck—two air bases in the Negev desert from which aircraft used in the April 1 attack on the Iranian consulate had been launched, along with several Israeli air defense sites—were directly related to the points Iran was trying to make in establishing the scope and scale of its deterrence policy. First, that the Iranian actions were justified under Article 51 of the UN Charter—Iran retaliated against those targets in Israel directly related to the Israeli attack on Iran, and second, that Israeli air defense sites were vulnerable to Iranian attack. The combined impact of these two factors is that all of Israel was vulnerable to being struck by Iran at any time, and that there was nothing Israel or its allies could do to stop such an attack… This message resonated not only in the halls of power in Tel Aviv, but also in Washington, DC, where US policy makers were confronted with the uncomfortable truth that if the US were to act in concert with Israel to either participate in or facilitate an Israeli retaliation, then US military facilities throughout the Middle East would be subjected to Iranian attacks that the US would be powerless to stop… This is why the Iranians placed so much emphasis on keeping the US out of the conflict, and why the Biden administration was so anxious to make sure that both Iran and Israel understood that the US would not participate in any Israeli retaliatory strike against Iran… The “Missiles of April” represent a sea-change moment in Middle Eastern geopolitics—the establishment of Iranian deterrence that impacts both Israel and the United States. While emotions in Tel Aviv, especially among the more radical conservatives of the Israeli government, run high, and the threat of an Israeli retaliation against Iran cannot be completely discounted, the fact is the underlying policy objective of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the course of the past 30-plus years, namely to drag the US into a war with Iran, has been put into checkmate by Iran… Moreover, Iran has been able to accomplish this without either disrupting its strategic pivot to the east or undermining the cause of Palestinian statehood. “Operation True Promise,” as Iran named its retaliatory attack on Israel, will go down in history as one of the most important military victories in the history of modern Iran, keeping in mind that war is but an extension of politics by other means. The fact that Iran has established a credible deterrence posture without disrupting major policy goals and objectives is the very definition of victory.”


Zelenskyy calls for same defense from allies as for Israel – from Collective West Propaganda – https://www.voanews.com/a/zelenskyy-calls-for-same-defense-from-allies-as-for-israel-/7571223.html – “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Western allies Monday to display the same “unity” toward Ukraine as they did toward Israel when they thwarted an Iranian aerial assault against the Israeli skies over this past weekend… “By defending Israel, the free world has demonstrated that such unity is not only possible, but also 100% effective,” he said… In a post on Telegram, Zelenskyy thanked allies who had come to Ukraine’s aid for more air defenses but said “the intensity of Russian attacks requires greater unity,” as they showed in the defense of Israel… “The same is possible in defending Ukraine, which, like Israel, is not a NATO member, from terror,” he continued. He called for “political will” from Ukraine’s allies, as Ukraine is growing short of ammunition and desperate for more air defenses to repel Russian attacks… Zelenskyy issued his latest call for allies’ help, saying Russia is inflicting “significant damage” every day… In a news conference earlier Monday, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also addressed the readiness of Western allies to defend Israel and called for more support for Ukraine “as soon as possible.” –  “We see that when allies act as one in a very coordinated way, not a single missile falls on the targets, reaches targets in Israel,” Kuleba said alongside his Norwegian counterpart, who is visiting Kyiv… Israel’s military said it intercepted 99% of the aerial threats with the help of the United States and other allies, and that the overnight attack caused only minor damage… “Everything we are asking from partners, even if you cannot act the way you act in Israel, give us what we need, and we will do the rest of the job,” Kuleba added… Speaking via video to the Second Black Sea Security Conference in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, Kuleba said increasing Ukraine’s air defense will also strengthen regional and global stability, as it in turn protects the security of Ukraine’s neighbors and the entire Black Sea region from Russian aerial terror… “Today, there’s no other language Moscow understands better than the language of force. This is what they respect, anything else is seen as a weakness,” the Ukrainian foreign minister said… Kuleba also said the Black Sea must become “the sea of NATO, of peace and stability,” calling on the alliance to implement “a comprehensive and ambitious Black Sea strategy aimed at reducing Russia’s malign influence.” – In the same conference, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke via video and underscored the importance of investing in the Black Sea region’s security to ensure peace and freedom across Europe… US aid bill  – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson is expected to decide this week on how to handle President Joe Biden’s $95 billion aid package, which includes $60 billion for Ukraine and $14 billion for Israel. The bill also includes the Indo-Pacific and addresses aid for the U.S. southern border with Mexico. The package was passed by the Senate but stalled in the House… The aid initiative has gained new urgency after Iran’s weekend missile and drone attack on Israel, despite fierce opposition in the deeply divided Congress… Many conservative Republican lawmakers, especially those closely allied with former President Donald Trump, fiercely oppose sending billions more dollars to Ukraine. Trump has been skeptical of assisting Kyiv in its fight against Moscow. Johnson could be ousted as speaker if he allows the Ukraine aid to move ahead… On the ground – Ukraine’s air defense shortages and the Kharkiv region’s proximity to the Russian border is leaving the area especially vulnerable to strikes on energy infrastructure, which have caused large-scale power cuts… Russian forces killed two people and injured four more after striking an education facility in the Kharkiv region on Monday, Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov said on the Telegram messaging app… Syniehubov added that the four wounded people were hospitalized with blast injuries and shrapnel wounds… With the weather getting warmer, Russia has intensified its strikes in the eastern front with the Kharkiv region bearing the brunt of the attacks… Ukrainian officials reported deadly Russian shelling in the eastern region of Donetsk, while Russia said it thwarted a Ukrainian drone attack in an area near the Black Sea… Vadym Filashkin, regional governor of Donetsk, said on Telegram that Russian shelling killed four people in the town of Siversk… Russia has repeatedly hit the area since invading Ukraine in early 2022… Russia’s Defense Ministry said its air defenses destroyed a Ukrainian drone over the Krasnodar area, which is located near Crimea… Some information for this report was provided by Reuters, The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse… House Speaker Mike Johnson, left, arrives for a closed-door meeting with fellow Republicans at the Capitol in Washington, April 15, 2024.”NSA ‘just days from taking over the internet’ warns Edward Snowden – The FISA 702 bill has been described by critics as a “dramatic and terrifying” expansion of the United States government’s surveillance powers. – by Tom Mitchell – https://cointelegraph.com/news/nsa-days-from-taking-over-internet-whistleblower-edward-snowden – “The United States National Security Agency (NSA) is only days away from “taking over the internet” with a massive expansion of its surveillance powers, according to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden… In an April 16 post to X, Snowden drew attention to a thread originally posted by Elizabeth Goitein — the co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice — that warned of a new bill that could see the U.S. government surveillance powers amplified to new levels.


The bill in question reforms and extends a part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) known as Section 702… Currently, the NSA can force internet service providers such as Google and Verizon to hand over sensitive data concerning NSA targets… However, Goitein claims that through an “innocuous change” to the definition of “electronic communications surveillance provider” in the FISA 702 bill, the U.S. government could go far beyond its current scope and force nearly every company and individual that provides any internet-related service to assist with NSA surveillance… “That sweeps in an enormous range of U.S. businesses that provide wifi to their customers and therefore have access to equipment on which communications transit. Barber shops, laundromats, fitness centers, hardware stores, dentist’s offices.” – Additionally, the people forced to hand over data would be unable to discuss the information provided due to hefty gag order penalties and conditions outlined in the bill, added Goitein.

Source: Elizabeth GoiteinThe bill initially received heavy pushback from privacy-conscious Republicans but passed through the U.S. House of Representatives on April 13… Part of the pushback saw the bills’ proposed spying powers time-frame cut from five years to two years, as well as some minor amendments to the service providers included under the surveillance measures… However, according to Goitein, the amendment did very little to reduce the scope of surveillance granted to the NSA… In her view, the amendment could even see service providers such as cleaners, plumbers and IT service providers that have access to laptops and routers inside people’s homes be forced to provide information and serve as “surrogate spies,” claimed Goitein… The bill has seen strong pushback from both sides of the political aisle, with several government representatives claiming the bill violates citizen’s constitutional rights… Democratic Senator Ron Wyden described the bill as “terrifying” and said he would do everything in his power to prevent it from being passed through the Senate… “This bill represents one of the most dramatic and terrifying expansions of government surveillance authority in history.” – Republican Congressperson Anna Paulina Luna, who voted against the bill in the House of Representatives, said Section 702 was an “irresponsible extension” of the NSA’s powers. Luna added that if government agencies wanted access to data, they must be forced to apply for a warrant… The bill is slated for a vote on April 19 in the U.S. Senate.”

 

 

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Web Research Links for the Week of 4/8/24

Fair Use Notice: This site may contain some copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of vital issues which already exist in the public domain. – Note: These links are posted at the top of the page as the week progresses. Links from previous weeks can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button.Powerful new film reveals the plan to end the human race – Screening at StopWorldControl.com on April 20! – https://stopworldcontrol.com/endfilm/
Powerful new film reveals the plan to end the human race –
Did you know there is an official agenda to replace the human race with robots, cyborgs and AI? This agenda is being heavily promoted by the World Economic Forum. Their plan is to end the era of humanity and usher in a new era of neo-humanity, in which people are a mix of man and machine. They also state that our thoughts and emotions will be monitored by AI in order to combat climate change. Is that the world you want for yourself and your children? – Ending humanity to ‘save the planet’ – Many of us have seen the popular science fiction movies about robots taking over the world and eradicating humanity. But little do we know that this is exactly what is being prepared by the global leaders. It is what they are promoting, developing, financing and calling for, all around the world… The globalists even claim that this is the only way to save the Earth from total collapse. Without exiting the era of mankind and entering into the era of NEO-HUMANITY, the world is doomed, they say. One of their arguments is that humans are the cause of climate change, and must therefore be replaced with artificial alternatives to “save the planet”… This worldwide reformation is called “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” and is intended to completely digitize every aspect of life on Earth. –  Our upcoming film “THE END OF HUMANITY” exposes this global agenda, which is being powerfully promoted with massive support from the most powerful organizations worldwide… This is not just a film. This is reality. –  Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, stated during the recent World Government Summit in Dubai: “The future is already here. It’s coming like a tsunami! This Fourth Industrial Revolution will not only change everything we do, but it will have an impact on who we are.”.. Major developments are underway to transplant the human personality into robotic carriers, to give man artificial immortality. This is the ultimate dream of the elites: to become immortal… Robots are already replacing nurses, social workers, psychological assistants, doctors, cashiers, cooks, law enforcement, etc., in several areas of the world. The first computer chips are already being implanted into humans. The blending of man with machine is a reality, while AI is taking the world by storm, removing millions of human jobs as we speak… The horrifying thing is that specifically those sensitive jobs where people need a human touch, true understanding and emotional support are being replaced with robots. Can you imagine being taken care of by a robot in the hospital or nursing home? That’s exactly what is happening. Removing the human experience, which is so precious, beautiful and deep, and replacing it with unfeeling robotic alternatives…  At the same time, technologies are being installed in every nation of the world that will continually record all the thoughts, emotions and dreams of everyone. These technologies even have the ability to insert thoughts and emotions into the population. That is not a conspiracy theory, as it is publicly stated by the former president of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, and by the Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Ida Auken, former minister of the environment of Denmark… In Europe, the public ‘School TV’ tells kids how ‘cool’ it is to have a chip in your brain. –  Google is organizing symposia declaring how humans will become one with computers, while the CEO of Nokia says that, in a few years, everyone will have their smartphones inside their body. This means that every detail of our lives can be constantly monitored. Meanwhile, the World Economic Forum hosts conferences about ‘brain transparency’, discussing how all our most intimate, personal data will be stored in the cloud and controlled by Big Tech… All this falls in line with the announcement of the WEF that by 2030, no one will have any privacy. Klaus Schwab says we will have to get used to a society of “full transparency”, where everything we think, feel and dream is monitored.”Dan Roytas: Can You Catch A Cold? – https://drsambailey.substack.com/p/dan-roytas-can-you-catch-a-cold (video, 59 min) – Daniel Roytas has qualifications in naturopathy and human nutrition. He has 10 years of clinical experience as well as being a former lecturer at many of Australia’s leading natural medicine colleges and universities… “In 2020 with the onset of the COVID-19 era, Daniel started questioning much of what he thought were scientific facts and embarked on a new phase of private research. He launched the Humanley platform and has featured discussions with many of the world’s foremost heterodox thinkers in health and science. After facing professional difficulties for publicly sharing his research findings, Daniel decided to forge a new path where he would not submit to scientific dogma or other people’s rules… As part of this journey he has just published an incredible new book titled “Can you catch a cold?”. It is the culmination of several years of focussed research and takes its place as the most comprehensive account of human contagion experiments ever seen. This one-of-a-kind book is a must read and reveals many of the buried and inconvenient clinical experiments that go against germ theory and the mainstream claims. I had the honour of writing the foreword for “Can you catch a cold?” and will also be recording an audiobook version later this year.”David Rogers Webb on how to stop “The Great Taking” Interview by Paul Buitink (59 minutes) – “Paul Buitink interviews David Rogers Webb, former hedge fund manager of Varus and author of “The Great Taking”. David states in his book that there is a global elite implementing a system to take everything from everyone. David emphasizes that this agenda is particularly evident in the realm of property rights concerning securities. According to him, a closer examination of the terms and conditions, such as those of a bank or stockbroker, reveals that individuals are not the rightful owners of their securities.’.. Paul asks David about the motivations driving these “elites” and when they will execute the great taking? Paul thinks that the people will revolt when everything will be taken from them and asks David to reflect on that. And finally, what can be done to stop the great taking.”

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