American Pravda: Vaccines and the Mystery of Polio – RonUnz 1/30/23

Source: Unz.com

Until the last year or two, I’d never paid any attention to the anti-vaxxing movement, which very occasionally received some coverage in my newspapers. It seemed to mostly consist of a small slice of agitated women from affluent suburbs, morbidly fearful that the standard series of childhood vaccinations would injure their infants, perhaps producing autism or other serious disabilities. I regarded them almost as an eccentric cult that I mentally filed away with Scientologists or UFO adherents…

Read More…

The New York Times is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth – EdwardCurtin 1/22/23

Source: EdwardCurtin.com

“Ingsoc. The sacred principles of ingsoc. Newspeak, double-speak, the mutability of the past.” – George Orwell, 1984

As today dawned, I was looking out the window into the cold grayness with small patches of snow littering the frozen ground.  As light snow began to fall, I felt a deep mourning in my soul as a memory came to me of another snowy day in 1972 when I awoke to news of Richard Nixon’s savage Christmas bombing of North Vietnam with more than a hundred B-52 bombers, in wave after wave, dropping death and destruction on Hanoi and other parts of North Vietnam.  I thought of the war the United States is now waging against Russia via Ukraine and how, as during the U.S. war against Vietnam, few Americans seem to care until it becomes too late.  It depressed me.

Continue reading “The New York Times is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth – EdwardCurtin 1/22/23”

Army Spied On Lockdown Critics: Sceptics, Including Peter Hitchens, Suspected They Were Being Watched – DailyMail 1/28/23

Source: DailyMail.co.uk

A shadowy Army unit secretly spied on British citizens who criticised the Government’s Covid lockdown policies, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Military operatives in the UK’s ‘information warfare’ brigade were part of a sinister operation that targeted politicians and high-profile journalists who raised doubts about the official pandemic response.

They compiled dossiers on public figures such as ex-Minister David Davis, who questioned the modelling behind alarming death toll predictions, as well as journalists such as Peter Hitchens and Toby Young. Their dissenting views were then reported back to No 10.

Continue reading “Army Spied On Lockdown Critics: Sceptics, Including Peter Hitchens, Suspected They Were Being Watched – DailyMail 1/28/23”

Why Is The Mainstream Media Being So Quiet About The Military Strikes That Are Causing Massive Explosions In Iran? – MichaelSnyder 1/29/23

Source: TheMostImportantNews.com

Are you ready for a catastrophic war in the Middle East?  When I heard that there had been multiple military strikes inside Iran on Saturday night, I went to several prominent mainstream news websites looking for confirmation.  But I didn’t see any stories about these strikes on any of their front pages.  That puzzled me, because social media is filled with videos of these attacks, and there are lots of stories about them in Middle Eastern news sources.  So why is the mainstream media here in the United States choosing to be so quiet about what is happening inside Iran?

Continue reading “Why Is The Mainstream Media Being So Quiet About The Military Strikes That Are Causing Massive Explosions In Iran? – MichaelSnyder 1/29/23”

Apple Brings Mainland Chinese Web Censorship to Hong Kong – TheIntercept 1/26/23

Source: TheIntercept.com

When Safari users in Hong Kong recently tried to load the popular code-sharing website GitLab, they received a strange warning instead: Apple’s browser was blocking the site for their own safety. The access was temporarily cut off thanks to Apple’s use of a Chinese corporate website blacklist, which resulted in the innocuous site being flagged as a purveyor of misinformation. Neither Tencent, the massive Chinese firm behind the web filter, nor Apple will say how or why the site was censored.

Continue reading “Apple Brings Mainland Chinese Web Censorship to Hong Kong – TheIntercept 1/26/23”

Did COVID Vaccine Injuries Influence FAA’s Revision of EKG Test Limits for Pilots? – Children’sHealthDefense 1/24/23

Source: ChildrensHealthDefense.org

A recent update to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) electrocardiogram (EKG) test limits for pilots has some aviation and medical experts questioning if the FAA’s move is concerned that COVID-19 vaccine injuries may be contributing to an ongoing shortage of pilots.

Continue reading “Did COVID Vaccine Injuries Influence FAA’s Revision of EKG Test Limits for Pilots? – Children’sHealthDefense 1/24/23”

Judge Calls California’s Medical Misinformation Law “Nonsense,” Blocks it – ReclaimTheNet 1/25/23

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

A federal judge questioned the new law that penalizes doctors for sharing COVID-19 “misinformation.”

The new law, which came into effect on January 1 this year, prohibits doctors from spreading what the state deems to be misinformation to patients, or risk being penalized for “unprofessional conduct,” which could result in their licenses being revoked.

Continue reading “Judge Calls California’s Medical Misinformation Law “Nonsense,” Blocks it – ReclaimTheNet 1/25/23”

The Fifth Wave: Twittermania – MartinGurri 1/18/23

Source: DiscourseMagazine.com

ACT ONE:  The Conversion of the Institutions

By the year 2020, every major institution of American culture had converted to the cult of identity. The virus of performative dogmatism, long incubated at the universities, suddenly spread with alarming rapidity, infecting news media in every format, social media like Facebook and Twitter, search engines like Google, the entertainment world including Hollywood and Broadway, professional sports, the scientific bureaucracy and the finance and investment sector. Even stodgy billion-dollar corporations like Coca-Cola and the supposedly disruptive innovators of Silicon Valley fell in line. Churches and synagogues mutilated their traditional doctrines to make room for the new faith. As with every religious revolution, names were changed and old idols toppled from their pedestals. Nothing like it had transpired since the days of emperor Constantine.

Continue reading “The Fifth Wave: Twittermania – MartinGurri 1/18/23”

The Relentless Punishment of Critics of Israel – PhilipGiraldi 1/24/23

Source: Unz.com

There were a couple of interesting articles that have appeared in the past several weeks that illustrate inter alia how the Israel Lobby operates when anyone dares to challenge America’s wag-the-dog relationship with the Jewish state. To be sure, the labels “antisemite” and “holocaust denier” are flung about with wild abandon as a first step, but there is a level of viciousness that goes well beyond that as the Zionists seek to ruin the reputations and employment prospects of those whom they target.

Continue reading “The Relentless Punishment of Critics of Israel – PhilipGiraldi 1/24/23”

Cloudflare says White House Asked Tech Firm to Bypass Iran Censorship, but US Sanctions got in the Way – CNN 1/19/23

Source: CNN.com

A senior White House official asked US tech company Cloudflare to help circumvent internet censorship in Iran after protests erupted in that country last September but US sanctions prevented the firm from doing so, Cloudflare CEO Mathew Prince said Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“I got a call from a senior official in the White House who said, ‘Can you do in Iran what you’re doing in Russia?’” said Prince, whose company makes software that protects users from cyberattacks and allows activists in authoritarian regimes to bypass censorship, during a panel discussion on security and technology. “And I said, ‘No.’ And [they] said, ‘Why not?’ And I said, ‘Because sanctions prevented us from ever putting our equipment in Iran.’”

Continue reading “Cloudflare says White House Asked Tech Firm to Bypass Iran Censorship, but US Sanctions got in the Way – CNN 1/19/23”

The New Rules of Engagement – JeffDeist 1/23/23

Source: Mises.org

Not that long ago, my grandparents explained to me why they never discussed politics, religion, or sex in mixed company. Politeness was their currency. And why antagonize people or create ill will over private matters?

Fast-forward to 2023, and their advice seems needed more than ever. Today nothing is private; everything is political. And American politics is characterized by a perverse degree of bad faith.

Continue reading “The New Rules of Engagement – JeffDeist 1/23/23”

Australia’s Media Regulator to get new Powers to Crack Down on Online Misinformation – TheGuardian 1/19/23

Source: TheGuardian.com

The media regulator will gain new powers to impose a compulsory code of conduct against misinformation on digital platforms, Michelle Rowland has announced.

The communications minister revealed on Friday that the Australian Communications and Media Authority will also be given new information-gathering powers to assess how platforms, including social media companies, respond to misinformation and disinformation.

Continue reading “Australia’s Media Regulator to get new Powers to Crack Down on Online Misinformation – TheGuardian 1/19/23”

Meta Gave the CDC de Facto Power to Police Covid “Misinfo” – ReclaimTheNet 1/20/23

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

The mask is slipping (pun fully intended), all over the place – regarding the Big Tech/Big Government collusion. Now it’s time to pay close attention to the role played by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We’ve already been awed – just by the magnitude of the whole thing – if not exactly “shocked” by the Twitter Files.

After all, while it was happening, a whole lot of observers surmised that something of the sort had to be behind the unprecedented and, seemingly inexplicable levels of censorship on the platform.

But – what in the world was happening at , around the same time? After all, Facebook is an almost orders of magnitude bigger and more influential social network than Twitter.

Continue reading “Meta Gave the CDC de Facto Power to Police Covid “Misinfo” – ReclaimTheNet 1/20/23”

US Government Scooped up Information on Money Transfers Without a Warrant – ReclaimTheNet 1/19/23

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

International money transfers are far from private according to findings by The Wall Street Journal and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR).

Regular readers will know Reclaim The Net covered the start of this investigation almost a year ago.

Law enforcement in the US can access international money transfer details without a warrant through a controversial surveillance program the Arizona attorney general’s office approved in 2014.

The program resulted in the creation of a money transfers database managed by the Transaction Record Analysis Center (TRAC).

Continue reading “US Government Scooped up Information on Money Transfers Without a Warrant – ReclaimTheNet 1/19/23”

NYT Moves to ‘Stack the Deck of Justice’ Against Its Subscribers – FAIR 1/14/23

Source: FAIR.org

The New York Times (10/31/15) used to think taking away “the only tool citizens have to fight illegal or deceitful business practices” was a bad thing.

“Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice” was a headline on a groundbreaking New York Times report (10/31/15) from 2015. Reporters Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Robert Gebeloff looked into the fine-print “agreements” that people sign, usually without reading them, as a requirement for obtaining credit card memberships or cellphone contracts or internet service—contracts that tell you that if there is any problem with your account, the company “may elect to resolve any claim by individual arbitration.”

Continue reading “NYT Moves to ‘Stack the Deck of Justice’ Against Its Subscribers – FAIR 1/14/23”

Pentagon Forced To Tap Unreported Ammo Stockpile In Israel To Support Ukraine – ZeroHedge 1/18/23

Source: ZeroHedge.com

The New York Times this week has detailed more of the desperate behind the scenes scramble of US and Western officials to keep up the steady supply of arms and ammo, especially artillery munitions (155mm shells), to Ukraine in order to beat back the Russian invasion. It’s yet another significant acknowledgement of the Pentagon’s own dwindling stockpiles as it now must tap heretofore not publicly disclosed stores in Israel…

Continue reading “Pentagon Forced To Tap Unreported Ammo Stockpile In Israel To Support Ukraine – ZeroHedge 1/18/23”

The Renewable Energy Problem That No One Talks About – PeterCastle 1/16/23

Source: TheEpochTimes.com

An obvious barrier to adopting wind and solar power for electricity supply is their intermittency—when the wind isn’t blowing, and the sun isn’t shining, substitute sources are required. This issue is given much attention by conservative media, as it should.

Yet one of the less well-known roadblocks for these renewable technologies is frequency control, even though it becomes a critical concern much sooner.

Continue reading “The Renewable Energy Problem That No One Talks About – PeterCastle 1/16/23”

Video Evidence Suggests Greta Thunberg Detainment In Germany May Have Been Staged – ZeroHedge 1/18/23

Source: ZeroHedge.com

Greta Thunberg, the manufactured political product of her activist parents and a climate change regime desperate for a literal poster child, has never been one for sincerity.  Mostly known for her ability to conjure drama and gain attention from the mainstream media rather than any displays of scientific knowledge or skill in debate, Thunberg’s antics often appear to be more about herself than any legitimate concern for the environment.  Recent events in Germany suggest that her M.O. has not changed.

During a protest over the expansion of a coal mining operation in Germany, Thunberg was apparently “detained” by police, sending climate change activists into a fury on social media.  Images of Thunberg smiling as she was carried away by law enforcement were circulated widely by the media.  However, other video footage of her interactions with police and reporters on the scene show that the arrest may have been staged for the cameras. …

Read More…

Overlords at the Easel – TedRall 1/18/23

Source: WhoWhatWhy.org

The retail employee who directs you to the self-scanning devices that promise to put him out of work is engaged in economic suicide. But it’s not his choice. He is ordered to do so by his boss.

Human beings who voluntarily develop and perfect artificial intelligence elevate the perverse todestrieb to a nearly incomprehensible scale. A.I. workers could do anything else. They could do nothing at all. They could sabotage the bots and self-driving cars and autonomous armed drones that will drive us to the unemployment line before blowing off our heads. I do not know what the fact that A.I. scientists roll up their sleeves and do their best to render us all redundant and obsolete demonstrates about our psychological wiring, but it cannot be good.

Continue reading “Overlords at the Easel – TedRall 1/18/23”

Big Pharma Lobbied Social Media to Flag COVID ‘Misinformation,’ Latest ‘Twitter Files’ Reveal – Children’sHealthDefense 1/17/23

Source: ChildrensHealthDefense.org

COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, including Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna, lobbied Twitter and other social media platforms to set moderation rules that would flag purported COVID-19-related “misinformation,” according to Lee Fang, who reported on the latest “Twitter files.”

COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, including Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna, lobbied Twitter and other social media platforms to set moderation rules that would flag purported COVID-19-related “misinformation,” according to the latest installment of the “Twitter files.”

Continue reading “Big Pharma Lobbied Social Media to Flag COVID ‘Misinformation,’ Latest ‘Twitter Files’ Reveal – Children’sHealthDefense 1/17/23”

CDC Shrugs Off Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke From COVID Bivalent Boosters After Identifying ‘Safety Signal’ – Children’sHealthDefense 1/17/23

Source: ChildrensHealthDefense.org

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week said it found an increased risk of ischemic stroke in people age 65 and older who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 bivalent booster — but the agency omitted key information needed in order to accurately assess the risk versus benefit of getting the vaccine.

Continue reading “CDC Shrugs Off Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke From COVID Bivalent Boosters After Identifying ‘Safety Signal’ – Children’sHealthDefense 1/17/23”

Covid and our Kiwi Kids – Cranmer 1/15/23

Source:

Prime Minister Ardern claimed that when making decisions relating to vaccination ‘our No. 1 priority is the medical advice of our experts’ but how accurate was her claim?

Covid is a controversial and emotive topic. People hold strong views often based on bitter or difficult personal experiences. In the midst of the pandemic there were no perfect solutions but experts and officials worked under intense pressure to provide their advice to government. A broad array of recommendations covering numerous issues needed to be synthesized into coherent pandemic policies for approval by Cabinet.

Continue reading “Covid and our Kiwi Kids – Cranmer 1/15/23”

Politicians and Commentators are Blocked Online in Brazil After Censorship Order Targets Bolsonaro Support – ReclaimTheNet 1/14/23

Source: ReclaimTheNet.org

The censorship power lies with a single judge, Alexandre de Moraes.

Brazil is facing a wave of censorship, targeted towards politicians and commentators that have shown support for President Jair Bolsonaro.

Several targets have had their social media accounts censored in Brazil following a censorship court order from Alexandre de Moraes, president of the Superior Electoral Court and justice of the Supreme Federal Court. De Moraes is known for a string of such censorship orders and for pressuring social media platforms to block politicians and commentators.

Continue reading “Politicians and Commentators are Blocked Online in Brazil After Censorship Order Targets Bolsonaro Support – ReclaimTheNet 1/14/23”

5th-Gen Warfare Terms and Tactics – RobertW.MaloneMD 1/15/23

Source: rwmalonemd.substack.com

“The deliberate manipulation of an observer’s context in order to achieve a desired outcome.”

So, what is fifth generation warfare and why does it matter?

5th-Gen warfare is an extension of Asymmetric and Insurgent Warfare strategies and tactics, whereby both conventional and unconventional military tactics and weapons are incorporated and deployed, including exploitation of political, religious and social causes. This new gradient of warfare uses the internet, social media and the 24 hour news cycle to change cognitive biases of individuals and/or organizations. It can be conducted by organized or unorganized (ergo decentralized) groups; it may be led by nation states, non-nation state actors and organizations, non-governmental organizations or even individuals. A key characteristic of 5th Gen warfare is that the nature of the attack is concealed. The goal is to disrupt and defeat opponents by creating new cognitive biases.

Continue reading “5th-Gen Warfare Terms and Tactics – RobertW.MaloneMD 1/15/23”

Gender Ideology Breaches the Gates of Medicine – JamesO.BreenMD 1/13/23

Source: CrisisMagazine.com

Science is incapable of resolving the debate about treatments for childhood gender dysphoria.

If you relied exclusively on the legacy media for the news, you’d never know that, recently, the Catholic Medical Association, along with other faith-and-reason-based medical organizations, issued an open letter to the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and other medical advocates of “gender-affirming care” for minors suffering from gender dysphoria.

In the open letter, the CMA and its co-authors appeal to all medical professionals’ common interest in minimizing suffering and improving care for these children and adolescents through the unbiased appraisal of existing medical evidence regarding causes and treatments, pointing out that “respectful debate and disagreement provide a basis for furthering scientific inquiry.”

Continue reading “Gender Ideology Breaches the Gates of Medicine – JamesO.BreenMD 1/13/23”

Autopsy Series after COVID-19 Vaccination – PeterA.McCulloughMD 1/14/23

Source: petermcculloughmd.substack.com

Sudden Cardiac Death Leads all Fatal Diagnoses

Almost everyday in the news is another reported case of sudden, unexpected cardiac death. The vaccination status is carefully concealed in the report and any mention of past SARS-CoV-2 immunization appears to be scrubbed from the internet. Families maintain an airtight silence on a simple medical query—did they take a COVID-19 vaccine? Yes or No? Prior to COVID-19 vaccination, the usual causes of death were almost always known antemortem, and were roughly 40% cardiovascular, 40% cancer, and 20% other causes. Chaves and colleagues have shown these proportions have been dramatically shifted to sudden cardiac death….

Read More…

How Stanford Failed the Academic Freedom Test – JayBhattacharya 1/11/23

Source: TabletMag.com

For America’s new clerisy, scientific debate is a danger to be suppressed.

We live in an age when a high public health bureaucrat can, without irony, announce to the world that if you criticize him, you are not simply criticizing a man. You are criticizing “the science” itself. The irony in this idea of “science” as a set of sacred doctrines and beliefs is that the Age of Enlightenment, which gave us our modern definitions of scientific methodology, was a reaction against a religious clerisy that claimed for itself the sole ability to distinguish truth from untruth. The COVID-19 pandemic has apparently brought us full circle, with a public health clerisy having replaced the religious one as the singular source of unassailable truth.

Continue reading “How Stanford Failed the Academic Freedom Test – JayBhattacharya 1/11/23”

What is the US “Gas Stove Ban” REALLY about? – KitKnightly 1/12/23

Source: off-guardian.org

What sounds like overeach in itself, is actually a cover for something potentially far, far worse.

The Biden administration is apparently looking to ban gas stoves, calling them a “hidden danger”. But while that sounds bad enough, a deeper dive shows – as usual – it’s not really about what they say it’s about.

Talk of banning gas stoves and “unregulated indoor air quality” could be a Trojan horse designed to get even more “smart” monitoring technology into your home.

Let’s jump in.

Continue reading “What is the US “Gas Stove Ban” REALLY about? – KitKnightly 1/12/23”

In Biden Documents Story, Stenography and Scandal Take Center Stage – FAIR 1/12/23

Source: FAIR.org

News coverage of the revelation that President Joe Biden found and returned classified documents left over from his time as vice president offers a textbook example of corporate media’s twin commitments to scandal and stenography.

After CBS Evening News announced the “breaking news” on its January 9 program, teeing up the right-wing media machine by directly framing the story in comparison to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago document scandal, many corporate outlets covered the story by focusing on what each party had to say about it—rather than what the general public ought to understand about it.

Continue reading “In Biden Documents Story, Stenography and Scandal Take Center Stage – FAIR 1/12/23”

Oxfam Finds Scores of Civilians Killed By US, UK Weapons in Yemen – LibertarianInstitute 1/12/23

Source: libertarianinstitute.org

A human rights monitoring group has released a new report finding at least 87 Yemeni civilians were killed with American or British weapons during a 14-month period. The Oxfam report reviewed 1,700 attacks on civilians and found Saudi Arabia used US or UK weapons in over a quarter of those incidents.

Continue reading “Oxfam Finds Scores of Civilians Killed By US, UK Weapons in Yemen – LibertarianInstitute 1/12/23”

Why Is the Associated Press Lying About Gene Therapy Shots? – Dr.JosephMercola 1/12/23

Source: LewRockwell.com

While the COVID-19 shots are referred to as “vaccines,” they do not meet the classical definition of a vaccine. Health authorities actually had to change the definition to accommodate the COVID shots and shut down the argument that, as experimental gene therapies, they may be riskier than traditional vaccines.

Meanwhile, based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s definition of “gene therapy” they’re clearly gene therapies, and both Moderna and BioNTech acknowledge this. Despite that, the notion that the COVID shots are a form of gene therapy is so risky for Big Pharma’s bottom line,1 they’re going to great lengths to make sure people don’t think of them that way.

Continue reading “Why Is the Associated Press Lying About Gene Therapy Shots? – Dr.JosephMercola 1/12/23”

What Fauci Knew, and When He Knew It: Preparing for and Preventing the Next Public Health Emergency – James Lyons-Weiler 1/11/23

Source: popularrationalism.substack.com

The House Investigation has been announced. Here are seven things Fauci knew and hid from the public. Witnesses are going to provide key facts that will break the spell over the rest of the public.

The following is a paraphrase of the opening round – the warning shot – by US Rep. Jim Jordan yesterday in which he used his time to outline seven facts that Fauci knew, and, more importantly, what Fauci did, and did NOT do, when he was made aware of these facts.

Continue reading “What Fauci Knew, and When He Knew It: Preparing for and Preventing the Next Public Health Emergency – James Lyons-Weiler 1/11/23”

U.S. Government Identified as Original Source of Lab Leak Theory. What’s Really Going On? – WillJones 1/10/23

Source: DailySceptic.org

Where did the lab leak theory come from? Who first promoted the idea and why? The answer to this question is surprising – and may be the key to unlocking the mystery of the origin of COVID-19.

The first known mention of the idea that the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese lab appeared on January 9th 2020 in a report by Radio Free Asia (RFA). This was just days after the virus had first entered public consciousness, and at the time, no deaths had yet been reported and few people were worrying about the virus – including, it seems, the Chinese, who were claiming it wasn’t even clear whether it was spreading between humans.

Continue reading “U.S. Government Identified as Original Source of Lab Leak Theory. What’s Really Going On? – WillJones 1/10/23”