Web Research Links for the Week of 7/4/22

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UK Bill Threatens Journalists With Life in Prison – Journalists and publishers could face life sentences if National Security Bill 2022, being debated in the U.K. Parliament, becomes law – by Mohamed Elmaazi – https://consortiumnews.com/2022/07/07/uk-bill-threatens-journalists-with-life-in-prison/ – “The British Parliament is debating a national security bill which could undermine the basis of national security reporting and ultimately throw journalists in jail for life… A person convicted under the new offense of “obtaining or disclosing protected information,” defined in Section 1 of National Security Bill 2022, faces a fine, life imprisonment, or both, if convicted following a jury trial… A review of the parliamentary debate on the bill makes clear that work by press outlets such as WikiLeaks is at the heart of Tory and Labour MPs’ thinking as they push to make the bill law… As currently written, direct-action protests, such as those conducted by Palestine Action against U.K.-based Israeli weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems Ltd, could also be captured under the offences of “sabotage” and entering “prohibited places” sections of the bill… Whistleblowers, journalists and publishers focusing on national security related matters may be most at risk of being prosecuted, though any person who “copies,” “retains,” “discloses,” “distributes” or “provides access to” so called protected information could be prosecuted… “Protected information” is defined as any “restricted material” and it need not even be classified… Under this bill, leakers, whistleblowers, journalists or everyday members of the public, face a potential life sentence if they receive or share “protected information” which is widely defined.”

New York Reinstates “Mask Advisory” As “6th Wave” Hits The Fully Vaccinated City – by Mac Slavo – https://www.activistpost.com/2022/07/new-york-reinstates-mask-advisory-as-6th-wave-hits-the-fully-vaccinated-city.html – “Even though 87.9% of New Yorkers over the age of 18 have been “fully vaccinated,” the 6th wave of COVID is allegedly spreading through the city. It’s so bad, that the rulers of New York are reinstating the “mask advisory” and demanding people wear masks indoors to protect themselves from getting a disease the vast majority of the city has already been vaccinated against… According to mainstream media reports, the “worst” COVID variant is spreading through the fully vaccinated population of New York. The BA.5 subvariant appears to escape immunity and transmit more easily, leading some to call it the “worst version” of omicron yet; and a recent study on severe outcome risk from reinfection raises fresh alarm bells, reported NBC New York... Is this a slow ramp-up to another lockdown? Face masks are recommended for everyone indoors and in public settings, regardless of vaccination status.  This comes as some neighborhoods in Manhattan and Queens are seeing 25% positivity rates (again). City health officials renewed their indoor mask advisory on Friday in light of the updated COVID data… China has continually been locking down its slaves under the “zero COVID” policy forced by the ruling class… The BA.5 version of Covid-19 has become the majority variant of the virus in America in a matter of weeks, in a troubling development that comes amid what may already be America’s second-largest wave of the pandemic… So they are basically admitting that everyone who was naive enough to get injected with some sort of medical belief that they’d be fine if they bowed down to their master and obeyed are all back in the same boat as everyone who refused to comply with the medical tyranny. Interesting. Obedience didn’t save the slaves from the same fate as everyone else.”

UK Military Begins Training 10,000 Ukrainians On British Soil Amid Calls For “Insurgency” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/uk-military-begins-training-10000-ukrainians-british-soil-amid-calls-insurgency – “The UK has confirmed the start of a new program to train thousands Ukrainian soldiers on its soil, which is to last at least several weeks for each batch of recruits… Though Britain was among the earliest to begin large weapons shipments to Kiev within days and weeks after the Feb.24 Russian invasion of the country, the details of the expanse of this new training program escalates the proxy war nature of the conflict to a whole new level – despite Western officials long rejecting the label of proxy war… The ambitious program is being dubbed the next phase in London’s support to Ukraine, at a tumultuous moment that Boris Johnson is on his way out, having resigned his post as prime minister. It’s well-known that Britain alongside the US had already trained thousands of Ukrainian troops over prior years going back to 2014 and the start of the Donbas conflict… Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced, ‘Using the world-class expertise of the British army we will help Ukraine to rebuild its forces and scale up its resistance as they defend their country’s sovereignty and their right to choose their own future.’.. US and UK officials have of late provocatively called for an “insurgency” to rise up in Russian-occupied portions of Ukraine, particularly in the east. For example, just last Thursday, US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) visited the Ukrainian capital and met with President Zelensky. Blumenthal announced that he hopes to see a “hand-to-hand insurgency” in territory Russia has captured.”

San Diego Loses 22% Of Its Police Force Due To Vax Mandates – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/san-diego-loses-22-its-police-force-due-vax-mandates – “San Diego is witnessing the largest exodus of police officers from the city since 2009 and the majority of them are quitting because of the city’s continued obsession with covid vaccine mandates… Perhaps the smartest move the people of Los Angeles County ever made was to elect Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who refused to enforce unconstitutional vax mandates.  The decision probably saved them from losing a quarter or more of their law enforcement officers within the sheriff’s department… Contrast this with the LAPD, which was not so lucky.  Officers have quit in droves or were fired, with over 2200 employees refusing to comply.  This has been a repeating situation across California, and San Diego is the latest region to suffer considerable losses of LEO’s over vax mandates… More than 230 San Diego police officers have left city employment in the 2022 fiscal year alone (252 sworn deputies in 2021), totaling around 22% of all deputies in active service.”

Biden aims to shutter largest oil field in U.S. amid record-high gas prices – by Ethan Huff – https://www.newstarget.com/2022-07-05-biden-to-shutter-largest-oil-field-gas-prices.html – “In retaliation against the Supreme Court’s recent decision to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from forcibly shutting down America’s fossil fuel industry – at least to the degree and pace at which this is currently happening – the Biden regime is now threatening to close the country’s largest oil field… According to reports, the EPA is readying itself to cite the Texas-based oil field, known as the Permian Basin, for supposedly violating “ozone pollution standards.” That citation could be the move that drives a final nail in the coffin of America’s last remaining traces of energy independence, which is exactly what the Biden regime wants to do… ‘According to the Texas Governor’s Office, the proposed regulations will directly affect the Permian Basin, the largest oil field in the United States, accounting for 95,000,000 gallons of gasoline per day or 40% of the oil produced domestically,’ one report explains about the situation… ‘This would be just one more move from Biden’s administration to impact the lives of every American by reducing the fuel supply and causing gas prices to soar well beyond Biden’s record of $5 per gallon.’.. Former EPA Chief of Staff Mandy Gunasekara told reporters this week that even though Americans are paying the highest gas prices ever in our nation’s history, to the demise of many of them and their families, “team Biden continues to double down on their political commitments to ‘end all fossil fuels’.”

Washington Has Conducted at Least 23 Secret Proxy Wars Since 2017 – by Patrick Henningsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2022/07/04/washington-has-conducted-at-least-23-secret-proxy-wars-since-2017/ – “The history of Washington’s covert overseas operations goes way back, even before the Cold War, with numerous operations being conducted before and during both World Wars. The purpose of these ‘shadow wars’ was normally the same: to destabilize any unfriendly governments and install a new regime with which Washington could ‘do business with.’ Unless you read certain international publications, you would hardly hear about any of these proxy wars, although in some rare cases such covert operations could eventually escalate into a full-blown conflict… Back in 2014, The Nation ran a story on how the deployment of US Special Operations forces had become a growing form of overseas power projection. The report revealed that in the year 2013 under President Barack Obama, elite US forces were deployed in 134 countries around the globe, according to Major Matthew Robert Bockholt of SOCOM Public Affairs… Of course, in historical terms, this is only the tip of a much larger iceberg which stretches back a century, some of which has been well documented by the National Security ArchiveMore recently, new revelations have come to light about a secret directive used to launch at least two dozen such proxy wars across the globe… RT international reports… The US has reportedly used a secretive authority called ‘127e’ to launch at least two dozen proxy wars since 2017, according to an article published on Friday by The Intercept. The outlet claims to have obtained never-before-seen documents and spoken to top officials with intimate knowledge of these programs.”

WHO’s Tedros Confided in European Politician That Covid Was Leaked from Wuhan Lab – by Rhoda Wilson – https://expose-news.com/2022/07/03/whos-tedros-said-covid-was-leaked-from-wuhan-lab/ – “According to a “senior European politician,” World Health Organisation (“WHO”) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confided to him in private that he believes Covid-19 was the result of a catastrophic accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China… In late 2020, the WHO established a scientific advisory group to investigate the origin of SARS-CoV-2. This highly compromised group concluded there was nothing to the lab leak theory and that it would no longer be investigated… After sharp criticism, the WHO agreed to set up another investigative committee. The Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) released its first preliminary report on June 9, 2022… According to SAGO, the lab leak theory is unlikely and it too insists the “strongest evidence” points to zoonotic spillover. This is even though none of the three basic pieces of data that would support zoonotic origin has been identified… HERV-K102 — a human replication-competent endogenous retrovirus that protects against viruses — is a crucial defence mechanism against severe Covid-19. SARS-CoV-2 has several mechanisms for targeting HERV-K102, and this strongly supports the lab-leak hypothesis… The selection of these traits could not have occurred in animals, as only humans have HERV-K102. The only way to give a bat-related coronavirus the ability to inhibit HERV-K102 would be by passaging the virus through humanised mice, and we know that’s been done.”

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