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The branding of America - Putting lipstick on a pig

— 8 août 2022 à 23:30
One of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated on consumers is the branding of consumer products, a practice created almost entirely in the US, achieving significance only from an overwhelming flood of abusive psychological propaganda and advertising. In probably no other place did American corporations and ad agencies apply Bernays' psychiatric propaganda methods of public manipulation with more bloodthirsty determination than in their creation of the fiction of branding, and in no other country are brands treated with the reverence they are in the US. In real life, a brand is nothing. It is only a name that has no value other than for product identification. Any value is in the product itself, but the large firms have spent literally tens of billions of dollars to convince Americans and the world otherwise. Everything we have been told and taught about brands is a lie, what someone called "meticulous landscaping" of the consumer environment. To a consumer, there is no value in a...
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As Europe melts, southern Africa enjoys some rare snow nearly 8 inches deep

— 8 août 2022 à 22:43
In sharp contrast to the heatwaves across Europe, people are skiing in Africa. The tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, completely surrounded by South Africa, is the only country on earth where nowhere is fewer than a thousand metres above sea level. While cold winters are not rare in much of southern Africa, snow is. Inevitably, ski resorts are even rarer and at an altitude of 3,000 metres, Afriski in Lesotho's Maluti Mountains is Africa's only operating ski resort south of the equator. Meka Lebohang Ejindu is a snowboard instructor there.
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As Europe melts, southern Africa enjoys some rare snow

— 8 août 2022 à 22:43
In sharp contrast to the heatwaves across Europe, people are skiing in Africa. The tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, completely surrounded by South Africa, is the only country on earth where nowhere is fewer than a thousand metres above sea level. While cold winters are not rare in much of southern Africa, snow is. Inevitably, ski resorts are even rarer and at an altitude of 3,000 metres, Afriski in Lesotho's Maluti Mountains is Africa's only operating ski resort south of the equator. Meka Lebohang Ejindu is a snowboard instructor there.
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Rare blue jet atmospheric phenomenon photographed over Texas, several sighted in one night

— 8 août 2022 à 22:33
Seeing one blue jet is rare. Photographer Matthew Griffiths just caught several of them over the Big Bend National Park in Texas. "This is by far the best," he says: Griffiths is an amateur photographer, primarily interested in wildlife and the Milky Way. "On July 28th, I was starting a five night West Texas road trip to capture the Milky Way," he says. "But with thunderstorms in the distance I decided to try for red sprites instead." He ended up photographing the sprite's elusive cousin, the blue jet. First recorded by cameras on the space shuttle in 1989, blue jets are part of a growing menagerie of cloudtop "transient luminous events" such as sprites, ELVES and green ghosts. They are all elusive, but blue jets may be the hardest of all to catch. Comment: Taking into account the recency of the discoveries, along with the various other phenomena that have been occurring with an increasing frequency, some which were only just documented in the last decade or so - such as STEVE, the...
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Record-breaking rainfall floods train stations, submerges vehicles in Seoul, South Korea - 5 inches of rain per hour

— 8 août 2022 à 21:57
Several areas in Seoul were left flooded on Monday (Aug 8) as heavy rain battered South Korea's capital, submerging vehicles and prompting evacuations. Photos and videos circulating on social media showed flooded roads with commuters braving the rain, as well as water cascading down the steps of an underground train station. Twitter user @evh5150 also said that there was a power outage in the Gangnam area. According to Yonhap news agency, up to 170mm of rain fell over the country's central region on Monday, including the capital area. Seoul received 90.5mm of rain as of 8pm local time. The Dongjak district in southern Seoul also recorded 137mm of rain per hour, the worst rainfall in decades, added the report.
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Zero Covid has cost New Zealand dearly

— 8 août 2022 à 21:55
Throughout much of the pandemic, proponents of Zero Covid and lockdown have promoted the island nation of New Zealand as a success story. Since the beginning of March 2022, however, this success has turned sour. Covid cases in New Zealand have exploded, with cumulative cases per capita now exceeding US levels. If New Zealand case rates continue to grow as they have in the recent past, cumulative per-capita cases will exceed those in the UK and the EU in the coming months. Early Zero Covid success On 28 February 2020, New Zealand's public-health authorities identified the nation's first Covid patient - a traveller from Iran, where a large outbreak of Covid cases was then proceeding. New Zealanders panicked, stocking up on food, toilet paper and other necessities. Rumours surfaced that the New Zealand government planned to impose lockdowns, including mandatory stay-at-home orders. On 19 March 2020, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister, swatted away the rumours, telling people...
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Suspended Florida prosecutor: "I'm not going down without a fight"

— 8 août 2022 à 21:53
Florida state attorney Andrew Warren vowed he is "not going down without a fight," after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended him on Thursday. The big picture: Warren, the twice-elected state attorney for Hillsborough County, refused to enforce the state's 15-week abortion ban and condemned laws criminalizing gender-affirming health care. DeSantis responded with an executive order suspending Warren for "incompetence and willful defiance." What he's saying: "Ron DeSantis is trying to overthrow democracy in Florida. His plot to suspend me blatantly violates the most fundamental basis of our democracy — your vote." "DeSantis is trying to take away my job for doing my job. He came down to Tampa, to Hillsboro County, to illegally remove me as part of some political circus." "Ron DeSantis doesn't get to hand-pick Flordia's state attorneys. You, the people do. We've all seen the consequences of politicians who think they're above the law and can do whatever they want. That's why DeSantis...
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Israel blames Gaza rocket misfire for child deaths

— 8 août 2022 à 21:53
The IDF has accused Palestinian militants of using civilians as "human shields" The death toll in Gaza amid Israel's Operation Breaking Dawn has grown to 24, including six children, with over 200 people wounded as of Saturday night, according to Palestinian health officials. The Israeli military accuses Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militants of using civilians as "human shields" and killing their own people in botched rocket attacks. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that it struck multiple "terrorist targets" across Gaza on Saturday, but denied any responsibility for a deadly blast in the Jabalia refugee camp in the north of the enclave that reportedly killed at least six people, including three children. The IDF in a tweet on Saturday night, said: "Following the reports of the tragic events in Jabaliya, the IDF concluded an in-depth debrief. Based on all the IDF systems data, it appears that this event is the outcome of an Islamic Jihad rocket misfire. It did not...
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Fourteen young Canadian docs die after getting the shot. Normally would be ~0 over 30 years

— 8 août 2022 à 21:52
This is a list of just the docs my doctor friend in Canada heard about passively. In the past 30 years, he's never heard of a single death like this. Not one. Now there are 14. Executive summary A doctor friend in Canada heard about 14 deaths of Canadian doctors over the last 9 months. He's been in practice for 30 years. He's never heard of any such deaths before. Zero. Why is he now all of a sudden hearing of so many deaths, and these deaths are all happening very soon after vaccination. The fact checkers assure us all that this is simply coincidence. The Canadian doctors continue to believe what they are told to believe. I predict the next shots will be even worse. Sadly, I don't think the Canadian doctors are ever going to figure this out.
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Russia, Turkey launch new economic 'roadmap'

— 8 août 2022 à 21:52
The Putin-Erdogan meeting in Sochi has rapidly accelerated Russian-Turkish economic initiatives and financial ties. These include bypassing western sanctions, integrating money transfers, and trading outside the dollar. In inter-state relations, the question is always one of balance and political opportunity. Statesmanship lies in striking the balance and seizing the opportunity thereof. Russian President Vladimir Putin's 4-hour meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on Friday becomes an outstanding example of how two powers who have rivaled each other in history can still craft a common destiny by balancing their interests and create new opportunities to navigate their way forward in an uncertain world. It is seldom that the outcome of a high-level working visit can be foretold with absolute certainty. Yet, that was what Erdogan did as he headed for Sochi. He said, "I believe that (today's meeting) will open a whole different page in Turkish-Russian...
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As English Goes, So Goes the U.S.

— 8 août 2022 à 21:51
By undermining the Western canon in the 1990s, leftist academics paved the way for today's 'woke' hurricane. When I finished graduate school at UCLA in 1988, I believed that English sat at the top of the academic heap. The department claimed nearly 1,700 majors; the nonmajor survey courses I taught during the year after I filed my thesis had more than 400 students each; and professors and administrators across the quad were eager to know what this thing called "deconstruction" was. The department required of every major a yearlong survey course, from Beowulf to W. H. Auden, with a syllabus that proclaimed, "This is English, the full sweep!" Earlier, in 11th-grade English, I got the same thing for American literature, a grand patrimony from Hawthorne to Hemingway, implying the country's own grandness. English was where you found the meaning of the past. Without a flagship English department, a university could not be a tier-one institution.
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German media lifts lid on Zelensky's 'secret deals'

— 8 août 2022 à 21:45
Die Welt published an excerpt from a new biography which describes alleged cases of corruption involving Ukraine's president German newspaper Die Welt has put Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky's "secret deals" under the microscope, publishing an extract from a new book which suggests the head of state may have evaded taxes at home. Published last Wednesday, the excerpt comes from a new book released this month, Zelensky: A Biography. The paper cited parts of the book that deal with alleged cases of corruption involving the Ukrainian president.
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Flash flooding after 2 inches of rain in less than 30 minutes hits Denver, Colorado as Kentucky faces possibility of further floods

— 8 août 2022 à 21:45
Firefighters rescued at least 19 people in Denver after flash floods turned roadways into rivers Sunday night as already flood-ravaged Kentucky faced the possibility of further storms this week. In videos and photos shared on social media, cars in Denver could be seen partially submerged, with one video appearing to show a firefighter rescuing two children from a vehicle caught up in the flooding. The Denver Fire Department told NBC News its crews rescued at least 19 people from flooding. Eight people were rescued from heavy flooding in an underpass at 38th Avenue under Blake Street in an incident that appeared to align with the video of the children being rescued, Lt. J.D. Chism, a public information officer with the fire department, said. The department confirmed to KUSA, an NBC affiliate based in Denver, that multiple children were rescued at the location. Another 11 people were rescued from their vehicles on Interstate 70 at York Street, Chism said.
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70% of Western weapons sent to Ukraine don't reach troops - CBS

— 8 août 2022 à 21:38
With the US and its allies pledging unprecedented levels of military support to Ukraine, a recent CBS News report suggested that only around 30% of the weapons sent by the West actually make it to the front lines. The report adds to ongoing rumors of waste, corruption, and black market profiteering. The US has approved more than $54 billion of economic and military aid to Ukraine since February, while the UK has committed nearly $3 billion in military aid alone, and the EU has spent another $2.5 billion on arms for Kiev. An entire spectrum of equipment, from rifles and grenades to anti-tank missiles and multiple launch rocket systems have left the West's armories for Ukraine, with most entering the country through Poland. However, this rarely goes smoothly, CBS News revealed this week. "All of this stuff goes across the border, and then something happens, kind of like 30% of it reaches its final destination," Jonas Ohman, the founder of a Lithuania-based organization supplying the...
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Chris Pratt smashes the 'woke critics' of his new show 'The Terminal List' with Instagram troll

— 8 août 2022 à 21:29
Chris Pratt took to Instagram to remind his critics that The Terminal List boasted '1.6 billion minutes of streams' Chris Pratt had the last laugh after "woke critics" on "Rotten Tomatoes" certified his new Amazon Prime show, The Terminal List, as "rotten." The show follows Pratt's character, Navy SEAL commander James Reece, who is determined to find out who killed his platoon and get revenge. While critics were not pleased with the production, many fans immediately came to Pratt's rescue, with the audience score on the review site coming in as 94% "fresh." In a brazen move, the Wanted star took to his Instagram story, sharing a report that suggested the actor defied "woke critics."
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Sorry for telling the truth: Amnesty 'regrets' distress caused by report about Ukraine deliberately endangering civilians, using human shields

— 8 août 2022 à 21:27
Amnesty International said on August 7 it "deeply regrets the distress and anger" caused by a report accusing Ukraine of exposing civilians to Russian fire. The August 4 report said the Ukrainian military is endangering civilians by basing themselves in residential buildings, schools, and hospitals and launching counterattacks from heavily populated areas. The head of Amnesty's Ukraine office resigned in protest, accusing the rights organization of parroting Kremlin propaganda. Comment: "Kremlin propaganda" is newspeak for "telling the truth." President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the rights group had tried to "amnesty the terrorist state and shift the responsibility from the aggressor to the victim." "We fully stand by our findings," the rights group said, but it stressed that "nothing we documented Ukrainian forces doing in any way justifies Russian violations." "This does not mean that Amnesty International holds Ukrainian forces responsible for violations committed by Russian...
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Two dead, several rescued after flash floods in Sonora, Mexico

— 8 août 2022 à 21:26
Heavy rain over the last few days has caused flash flooding in parts of Sonora State, Mexico, where at least two people have lost their lives. Sonora State Civil Protection reported 2 people died and one was rescued after a vehicle was swept away by flood waters from an overflowing stream near Hermosillo. Flooded streets in the city left several vehicles stranded. Flooding has also affected other areas of the state. Four people were rescued from flood waters in Nogales. Five people were rescued from the overflowing Cabullona River in the municipality of Agua Prieta. Civil Protection said 250 vehicles in the Cabullona Park were unable to leave due to flooding from the river. No injuries were reported and all occupants were safe.
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Islamic Jihad head issues warning: Fighting will resume if Israel breaks Gaza ceasefire

— 8 août 2022 à 21:18
The movement's head said there was unity between all the Palestinian factions despite the fact that Hamas was not taking part in the current conflict. Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ziyad al-Nakhala warned that his terrorist movement would resume fighting with Israel if its demands for the release of Islamic Jihad prisoners were not met, during a speech delivered as a ceasefire took effect between Israel and Islamic Jihad on Sunday night. The movement's leader claimed that Israel had agreed to release Islamic Jihad official Bassam al-Saadi and hunger-striking prisoner Khalil al-Awawda in return for the ceasefire agreement. He additionally claimed that Israel was the one who "strongly sought to reach a ceasefire."
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NYPD officers leaving in record-breaking exodus even before full pensions set in

— 8 août 2022 à 21:18
Over 1,000 New York City police officers have filed to leave the department in 2022, raising doubts about the city's ability to maintain a substantive police force and maintain safety and security. Former NYPD detective Jason Caputo and Blue Lives Matter NYC founder Joe Imperatrice weighed in on the law enforcement exodus on Fox & Friends First Monday, arguing that incentives for working with The Big Apple's police force no longer exist. "You're losing qualified [people], you're losing experience, you're losing so much when it comes to that kind of stuff," Caputo told guest host Ashley Strohmier. The former detective's comments come a month after he left his 18-year service and as others partaking in the exodus leave before receiving full pensions.
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Deadly flash floods in Dakar, Senegal - 5 inches of rain in a few hours

— 8 août 2022 à 21:15
At least one person died and another was severely injured after flooding caused by heavy rain in Dakar, capital city of Senegal. Heavy rainfall struck on 05 August 2022, with around 127 mm falling in the space of a few hours. City streets were inundated in flood water over 1 metres deep, causing widespread traffic disruption. Senegal's Ministry of the Interior said in a statement that the heavy rainfall caused the death of a man who died after losing control of his vehicle in a flooded tunnel in Mermoz. According to police, another person was rescued in serious condition and taken to hospital. Senegal's rainy season normally runs from July to October. On 20 July this year heavy rain of over 80 mm in 24 hours caused flooding in Dakar and surrounding areas in Senegal, causing damage to roads and buildings.
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"Open a Public Inquiry into Covid-19 Vaccine Safety": A response to the UK government's response

— 8 août 2022 à 20:47
This article reproduced with the kind permission of Axel McFarlane The Government response, shown in italics, has been broken up into paragraphs and followed by our response respectively: "The Government has commissioned a public inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic and has no plans for a separate inquiry on vaccine safety. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is monitored by the Medicines Healthcare and Regulatory products Agency (MHRA)." The government commissioned public inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic would not appear to include any investigation into possible vaccine related causes behind the latest observed data on the various reported Adverse Events, Non-Covid Excess Deaths, the rise in Cardio-Vascular issues or the recent sudden decline in Live Birth Rates. The Terms of Reference[1] for the COVID-19 Public Inquiry do not cover vaccines at all, which highlights the need for a separate inquiry into vaccine safety. The MHRA[2] is "the executive Agency of the Department of Health...
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Head of the Lancet's COVID-19 investigation is 'convinced' it came out of a lab

— 8 août 2022 à 19:21
Charges that a real investigation is being blocked. The head of the preeminent scientific journal The Lancet's COVID-19 origins Commission is 'convinced' that the virus came out of a lab and says that a real investigation is being blocked. Professor Jeffrey Sachs told Current Affairs that he is "pretty convinced [COVID-19] came out of US lab biotechnology" and has warned that ongoing research could lead to another pandemic outbreak.
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Sgt. Pilfer's Broken Hearts Club Band

— 8 août 2022 à 19:07
We hope you have enjoyed the show. We're sorry but it's time to go. Is humanity waking up yet? The alarm clocks are firing off unpleasant noises everywhere and they're being summarily dismissed as "disinformation" by those triggering them. That loud digital beeping noise doesn't stop, that blaring throbbing obnoxious one that nobody ever selects on their phones because they'd prefer a wake-up experience that didn't sound like the warning of an imminent nuclear holocaust to start their day. But these civilizational alarms can't be selected or shut off. Only the snooze button gets pressed by a snoozing population, awaiting the next alarms. The mechanistic droning sounds grind into the frequencies of the natural order, screaming that all is not well. The already wakened vigorously shake the comatose, still trapped in the matrix.
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New study finds COVID-19 vaccines did not reduce mortality in the U.S.

— 8 août 2022 à 18:38
Shocking statistics shown in a new epidemiological study on all-cause mortality in the United States reveal the COVID shots did nothing to reduce overall deaths. In today's report we sit down to interview Dr. Denis Rancourt, a Canadian scientist whose work has been published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals and whose work in more recent years has taken close looks at death rates during the existence of COVID-19. Last time I interviewed Dr. Rancourt we discussed a statistical analysis he worked on reviewing Canada's all cause mortality during the first year of life with COVID-19, which showed the country's total deaths were not statistically consistent with that of a pandemic.
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This week in volcano news: A new eruption in Iceland at Meradalir, unrest at Iwo Jima

— 8 août 2022 à 16:11
This week, a new volcanic eruption began in Iceland at Meradalir. The fissure eruption has already began to construct a cinder cone at a higher rate than witnessed in the 2021 eruption. Meanwhile, in Japan, the Iwo Jima volcano and caldera produced a new series of explosive and shallow submarine eruptions. And, also in Japan, another island volcano was placed on a heightened alert level due to seismic unrest. This video will discuss these volcano related news stories, as told and analyzed by a volcanologist.
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Power grid shuts down as Iraq exceeds 51C in crippling heatwave

— 8 août 2022 à 15:46
Iraq's power grid has been fried by extreme temperatures exceeding 51C, in a heatwave that's forced authorities to step in as millions swelter. Millions were left without power on Saturday as the electricity grid failed in the southern provinces of Basra, Dhi Qar and Maysan. Reports of mass food spoilage and illness have forced authorities to take measures to keep the population safe due to the "noticeable rise in temperatures". Local reports say residents were battling the heat by driving around their city for the sole purpose of using the air conditioner. On Sunday morning, the governor of Dhi Qar province announced a public holiday for state employees would be extended until the religious festival of Muharram begins on Tuesday. (More here)
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Torrential rain causes flash floods in Sicily, Italy

— 8 août 2022 à 15:06
Strong thunderstorms struck in the afternoon in the Sicilian hinterland. The most critical situation in Caltanissetta and San Cataldo where it rained heavily for about an hour starting at 3pm. In a few minutes the fire department received dozens of requests for intervention for fallen trees, blown manholes and flooded houses. Rain, wind and hail caused many trees to fall even in the heart of the city. In particular, trees also fell on several cars in the Gurra Savarino district and in via Stazzone. Many people contacted the firefighters for the flooding of their homes in Caltanissetta in viale Luigi Monaco and via Due Fontane and in San Catalto in via Babbaurra.
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State of emergency in central Newfoundland extended to Botwood amid forest fires - worst situation since 1961

— 8 août 2022 à 14:46
The state of emergency in central Newfoundland has been extended to the Botwood area due to declining air quality. Smoke from forest fires in the region had already prompted the Newfoundland and Labrador government to declare a state of emergency in the Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop's Falls and Connaigre Peninsula areas. Residents are encouraged to contact 811 or to see a health care provider if they experience any new or concerning symptoms that they feel could be related to the heat or smoke. For information on emergency lodging, please contact the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-222-9597.
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California's McKinney fire has destroyed nearly 90 homes and is only 40% contained

— 8 août 2022 à 14:27
California's McKinney Fire has destroyed nearly 90 houses and is only 40% contained a week after breaking out in the Klamath National Forest, with hot and dry conditions expected to continue through the weekend. The blaze, the largest wildfire in California so far this year, erupted on July 29 in the forest near the California-Oregon border and grew rapidly, fueled by winds from thunderstorms. As of Sunday morning, the fire had burned over 60,200 acres and the perimeter was 40% contained, according to InciWeb, a US clearinghouse for fire information. More than 3,500 fire personnel are involved in battling the fire. Of 274 structures inspected so far, 87 homes and an additional 47 structures — including garages and commercial buildings — have been destroyed, according to an initial damage assessment released by the Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services.
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Meteor fireball over Slovakia and nearby countries on August 4

— 8 août 2022 à 14:13
We received 10 reports about a fireball seen over Bayern, Bratislavský kraj, Kassai kerület, Niederösterreich, Opolskie, Pardubický kraj, Trnavský kraj and Wien on Thursday, August 4th 2022 around 19:29 UT. For this event, we received one video.
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NCMEC Report: Grooming and child sexual exploitation online have exploded in last 2 years

— 8 août 2022 à 13:58
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) released new data about the growing dangers for children from predators on the internet. "The scary reality of online exploitation is that rates of crime are continually growing," said NCMEC on Sunday. "In 2020, NCMEC saw a 97.5 percent increase of online enticement reports & in Dec. 2021, our CyberTipline surpassed 100 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation."
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The NATO bombing of Helmand province was not 'defensive'

— 8 août 2022 à 13:43
On August 4th, I wrote an article criticising a NATO video that purported to debunk two "myths" about the organisation. The video claimed that "NATO is a defensive alliance" and "NATO does not seek confrontation". I described these claims as "false" on the grounds that NATO has carried out several offensive operations. Logically, if an organisation has carried out offensive operations, it cannot be "defensive" - at least not wholly defensive, which is what "not seeking confrontation" implies. Ian Rons has criticised my article. He begins by disputing that the invasion of Afghanistan was an offensive operation, noting that 9/11 was "the only time in NATO's history when the mutual defense clause, Article 5, was invoked".
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Dutch gov't to cut Schipol airport flights by 60,000 by 2023, claim they want to cut noise & air pollution

— 8 août 2022 à 13:26
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is set to see a drastic drop in traffic starting November 2023 following recently announced legislation. In an effort to slash noise and air pollution across the region, the current Dutch cabinet is moving forward with plans to cap yearly movements at the airport to 440,000. Schiphol is currently approved for 500,000 movements a year, though it does not use all available slots. Environmental problems The government has sought to find a balance between the importance of the airport to the country's economy and improved quality of life for nearby residents, with Mark Harbers, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, addressing concerns in a government statement posted 24 June.
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UK water restrictions go into effect as heatwave persists

— 8 août 2022 à 12:54
Britain has recorded one of its hottest and driest summers on record. Rivers and reservoirs are drying up as towns in the southern part of the country imposed the first hosepipe ban on Friday. The country's record heat in July -- above 104 Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) -- melted airport runways, buckled train tracks, and shuttered transportation networks, as London's fire brigade said it had one of the busiest days since World War II. The heat dome resulted in dozens of building structure fires and wildfires. As of 1700 local time Friday, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight residents will be placed under emergency water restrictions called "temporary use ban." If residents water their gardens, yards, and/or clean their vehicles, they could face a stiff penalty of up to $1,200 (£1,000). A similar ban will go into effect for residents in Kent and Sussex from Aug. 12.
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Israel strikes Gaza 'in response to rocket fire' AFTER a truce came into effect following three-day bombardment which killed at least 31 Palestinians and 'took out' Islamic Jihadist commander

— 8 août 2022 à 12:42
Israel has struck 'a wide range' of targets in Gaza after a truce came into effect 'in response to rocket fire' it received moments before a ceasefire introduced after a three-day bombardment which killed at least 31 Palestinians and 'took out' Islamic Jihadist commander. Israel agreed to an Egyptian-proposed truce with Palestine after three days of intense conflict in Gaza, an Egyptian source said. But Israel's military said this evening that it was firing rockets at targets in Gaza after the 8.30pm truce in response to strikes fired towards its own territory, having had to issue multiple air raid warnings up to 8.29pm.
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Kiev's nuclear terrorism threatens all of Europe

— 8 août 2022 à 12:33
Since he's beginning to fret that unprecedented US-led Western pressure might soon be put upon him to compromise with Russia as strongly suggested by the Mainstream Media's decisive shift against him last week, to which end Kiev would have to unilaterally capitulate on some or all issues that it previously said were non-negotiable, Zelensky decided to resort to nuclear blackmail by ordering his forces to shell the Russian-controlled Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Kiev has become so desperate in the nearly six months since the start of Russia's special military operation that it's now resorting to nuclear terrorism in a last-ditch attempt to stop its opponents' slow but steady advance - the pace of which Amnesty International latest report suggests was likely due to Ukraine's militarization of residential areas and thus de facto exploitation of civilians as human shields - from achieving a breakthrough along the southern front. This explains why it's done the unthinkable, and...
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Zelenskiy rules out talks if Russia holds referendums in occupied areas

— 8 août 2022 à 12:15
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said that if Moscow holds referendums on joining Russia in occupied areas of his country, there could be no talks with Ukraine or its international allies. Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address that Ukraine was holding fast to its position of yielding no territory to Russia. "If the occupiers proceed along the path of pseudo-referendums, they will close for themselves any chance of talks with Ukraine and the free world, which the Russian side will clearly need at some point," he said on August 7.
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Gov't database reveals 10,000% increase in cancer reports due to COVID vaccines

— 8 août 2022 à 11:51
Researcher Brian Shilhavy compared VARES reports of cancer after COVID vaccine injections over the last 20 months with the same query of all FDA-approved vaccines throughout the last 30 years. A researcher who queried the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) discovered a 10,661.4% increase in cancer reports as a result of experimental COVID-19 gene-base vaccines as compared with all FDA-approved vaccines over the last 30 years. Brian Shilhavy, who is the editor of Health Impact News, traced his steps in the search providing links to documentation of his various findings. Having first queried the cases of "the most common cancers [that] had been reported following COVID-19 vaccines," he found "837 cases of cancer, including 88 deaths, 66 permanent disabilities, and 104 life threatening events (Source)."
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Lithuanian gov't delegation to visit Taiwan, Taipei claims 'authoritarianism seeks to sabotage rules-based world order'

— 8 août 2022 à 01:22
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) wrote in a press release that the delegation consists of 11 government officials and electric bus business representatives. Their five-day visit will deepen bilateral exchanges and collaborations pertaining to smart and green transportation, 5G communications, and electric buses. The delegation will meet with Taiwan's transport-related government agencies and visit leading electric bus businesses with the goal of creating a supply chain between democratic allies.
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Turkish banks adopting Russian payment system Mir - Erdogan

— 8 août 2022 à 01:10
Five Turkish banks have adopted Russia's Mir payments system, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on his return from talks with President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. There are serious developments regarding the work that Turkish banks are doing on Russia's Mir card, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency cited Erdogan as saying on the plane. That's a relief for both Russian tourists and Turkey, he told reporters. Payment in rubles will be a source of financial support for both Russia and Turkey, he said, adding the central bank governors of the two countries also met during the visit. Putin and Erdogan agreed to start moving to partial payment in rubles for deliveries of natural gas at talks in Sochi.
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Lebanese PM accepts Iranian offer of free fuel

— 8 août 2022 à 00:58
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati met with the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon this week and agreed to an offer of "free fuel" from Iran, an official close to Mikati tells The Cradle. Mikati has provided Ambassador Mojtaba Amani with the specifications of the fuel Lebanon requires to run its stagnant power plants, as fuel from the Islamic Republic is not compatible with the Lebanese grid. This means the fuel would need to be bartered with a third country, either by Iran or Lebanon.
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Record 52% fuel hike in Bangladesh triggers rolling blackouts, huge queues, protests

— 7 août 2022 à 23:38
Thousands of Bangladeshis besieged fuel stations across the country after the government raised prices by as much as 52 per cent, the largest jump on record, on the back of higher oil prices. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has seen global energy prices soar, though oil has fallen back in recent weeks as recession fears mount. Dhaka announced Friday (Aug 5) that the price of petrol was going up by 51.7 per cent and diesel by 42.5 per cent from midnight.
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Vaccines - how did they come about?

— 7 août 2022 à 23:33
I find vaccines quite fascinating. To be more accurate, I find the thinking and emotion around vaccines endlessly fascinating... and often quite disturbing. They have become, what we in the UK call 'national treasures.' A national treasure is someone, such as Dame Judi Dench, or Sir David Attenborough. We laugh at their little jokes, we forgive them any possible weakness, we treat their statements as carrying a great and solemn weight. They have moved to a sainted realm. If, for example, someone was to say about David Attenborough. 'God, what a terrible bore. Time he was put into a nursing home, and stopped moaning on about Climate Change...' This statement would not, I can guarantee, be met with Universal approval.' Moving on ... Mithridatism. Most people have never heard of it. 'Mithridatism is the practice of protecting oneself against a poison by gradually self-administering non-lethal amounts. The word is derived from Mithridates VI, the King of Pontus, who so feared being...
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99% of Florida's turtles being born female

— 7 août 2022 à 23:00
Florida's sea turtles are grappling with a gender imbalance made worse by climate change. Recent heat waves have caused the sand on some beaches to get so hot that nearly every turtle born was female. "The frightening thing is the last four summers in Florida have been the hottest summers on record," said Bette Zirkelbach, manager of the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, a city in the Florida Keys, a string of tropical islands stretching from the southern end of the state. "Scientists that are studying sea turtle hatchlings and eggs have found no boy sea turtles, so only female sea turtles for the past four years," Zirkelbach said, whose turtle center has operated since 1986.
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US to take part in military exercise near India's disputed border with China

— 7 août 2022 à 22:46
The United States is to take part in a joint military exercise with India less than 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the South Asian country's disputed border with China. The military drills will be held in mid-October at an altitude of 10,000 feet in Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and will focus on high-altitude warfare training, according to a senior Indian Army officer with knowledge of the matter. Auli is about 95 kilometers from the Line of Actual Control (LAC), an inhospitable piece of land where the disputed border between India and China is roughly demarcated. The drills will take place as part of the 18th edition of an annual joint exercise known as "Yudh Abhyas" -- or "War Practice".
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SOTT FOCUS: NewsReal: Social Justice? Alex Jones (Mis)Trial 'Takes Out' Infowars

— 7 août 2022 à 22:10
After almost 30 years as a bullhorn against the US establishment and 'globalist' imperial class, is Alex Jones finished? The $45 million in damages awarded to Sandy Hook parents is the end of the line for Alex Jones' Infowars - at least, you'd be forgiven for assuming that based on media coverage of his recent defeat in court. Look a little closer though, and it seems very unlikely that Jones or his company will have to pay anything close to that. In any event, the purpose of this bizarre showtrial is clear: to deter others from criticizing, much less challenging, government edicts. Don't get us wrong: Jones defamed those parents when he accused them of being 'crisis actors', but that doesn't make the unanswered questions about such atrocities go away. In the second hour of this NewsReal, Joe and Niall take in the latest US imperial 'theatrics' abroad, including Biden's 'taking out' of 'the leader of al Qaeda in Afghanistan' and Pelosi's posturing in Taiwan, and note the complete...
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SOTT FOCUS: NewsReal: Social Justice: Alex Jones (Mis)Trial Wipes Out Infowars?

— 7 août 2022 à 22:10
After almost 30 years as a bullhorn against the US establishment and 'globalist' imperial class, is Alex Jones finished? The $45 million in damages awarded to Sandy Hook parents is the end of the line for Alex Jones' Infowars - at least, you'd be forgiven for assuming that based on media coverage of his recent defeat in court. Look a little closer though, and it seems very unlikely that Jones or his company will have to pay anything close to that. In any event, the purpose of this bizarre showtrial is clear: to deter others from criticizing, much less challenging, government edicts. Don't get us wrong: Jones defamed those parents when he accused them of being 'crisis actors', but that doesn't make the unanswered questions about such atrocities go away. In the second hour of this NewsReal, Joe and Niall take in the latest US imperial 'theatrics' abroad, including Biden's 'taking out' of 'the leader of al Qaeda in Afghanistan' and Pelosi's posturing in Taiwan, and note the complete...
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Israel agrees to Gaza truce

— 7 août 2022 à 20:44
If the Palestinian Islamic Jihad accepts the deal, the latest round of fighting that began on Friday will end with a ceasefire Israel agreed on Sunday to an Egyptian-brokered truce in Gaza, Reuters reported. It remains unclear whether the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) will accept the deal. The group continued to fire rockets into Israel as the news broke. Egypt has "made contacts with everyone" to defuse the rapidly-escalating conflict between Israel and the PIJ, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday, as an intelligence delegation from Cairo arrived in Israel. Egyptian sources told Reuters on Sunday that the delegation had proposed a ceasefire beginning later in the evening, which the Israeli side agreed to. If the report is true, the PIJ's leadership must now decide whether to accept the truce.
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Brits advised to spend less time in the shower

— 7 août 2022 à 20:22
Brits should reduce their showering time by at least 60 seconds to avoid water shortages, The Sunday Times reported, citing sources at companies dealing with water supply in the UK. According to the report, industry representatives said that while the measure may be "unpopular," the country faces a simple choice: either spend a billion pounds on new infrastructure or ask people to spend one less minute in the shower. The call to shorten showers comes amid the unusually dry weather in the UK in recent weeks. The country has seen the driest July on record, which has resulted in soaring water use. This has prompted several regions in the south of England to impose hosepipe and sprinkler bans this week, citing a lower than necessary level of groundwater and the lack of water in reservoirs across the country.
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Official UK. data suggests Covid vaccination offers no protection against hospitalisation

— 7 août 2022 à 20:16
The Vaccine Surveillance Report from the UKHSA has for much of its existence been a bit of an oddity - it is very strong on telling everyone that the Covid vaccines are most definitely wonderful, but rather weak on actually providing any surveillance. So imagine my surprise when in the most recent publication there was a little section tucked away near the end of the document reporting the number of hospitalisations for Covid by vaccination status. These data were gathered from the SARI-watch system, a nationwide surveillance system for England that gathers data on Severe Acute Respiratory Infections - thus these particular data are for those testing positive and who are being treated for a respiratory infection severe enough to warrant hospitalisation (i.e., for not with Covid as a primary diagnosis).
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Disciplinary biopolitics vs the new populism

— 7 août 2022 à 20:06
In the last post, part 1 of this article, we reviewed Michel Foucault's insights into disciplinary biopolitics, with its machinery of power which molded useful subjects through the detailed regulation of bodies. I argued that the oddly irrational vigilance, even fanaticism, about enforcing virtually useless, and indeed likely - economically, socially and psychologically - harmful social strictures of the COVID regime, such as lockdowns, social distancing and masking, are probably best explained as exercises in the very kind of disciplinary biopolitics revealed by Foucault's analyses. As I'd mentioned in that early post, though: to fully appreciate what was involved and at stake in the COVID regime's exercise of such disciplinary biopolitics, we need to draw upon another sadly deceased and largely neglected thinker. Paul Piccone's analysis of the objective objective of the new populism allows us to close the circle in this analysis. Despite his familiarity with the work of Sam...
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Only 30% of the weapons are even making it to the frontlines

— 7 août 2022 à 20:05
There is a constant stream of videos coming out on Telegram of Ukrainian troops complaining that they have no weapons or have inferior weapons and that wages are going unpaid. We talked about the topic of arms deliveries on the blog before. We were left with a dilemma last time: how do we square this with the information we have about billions of dollars being sent to arm the Ukrainian army? Well, now we have yet more proof that indicates that the money is being stolen and the weapons being resold somewhere else. We talked about the topic of arms deliveries on the blog before. There is a constant stream of videos coming out on Telegram of Ukrainian troops complaining that they have no weapons or have inferior weapons and that wages are going unpaid. We were left with a dilemma last time: how do we square this with the information we have about billions of dollars being sent to arm the Ukrainian army? Well, now we have yet more proof that indicates that the money is being stolen and...
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Australian Prime Minister Albanese refuses to meet with Assange's family

— 7 août 2022 à 20:04
In a revealing development last Wednesday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese refused to meet with the family of incarcerated WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange when they visited the Australian federal parliament in Canberra. Assange's father John Shipton and his brother Gabriel Shipton met with Independent and Greens MPs, but were reportedly unable to secure meetings with Albanese, Foreign Minister Penny Wong or Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus. The snub expresses, again, the real attitude of the Labor government to Assange, Australia's most famous political prisoner. In line with its commitment to US-led militarism, including the confrontations with Russia and China, Labor is intensely hostile to Assange because of his exposure of US-led war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. While making highly ambiguous statements about the Assange case having "dragged on too long," the Labor administration has refused to use its diplomatic and legal powers to secure his freedom since it was installed...
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UK's Truss heckled on cost of living and climate change

— 7 août 2022 à 20:03
UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, one of the final two candidates to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister, was interrupted during a speech by climate activists who claimed she has "no credible plan" to tackle rising fuel costs. As Truss made her opening remarks during a Conservative Party campaign event in Eastbourne on Thursday, several activists rose from their seats shouting "you should be ashamed of yourself." "The reason ordinary people are struggling is because energy companies like BP and Shell are making record profits, while ordinary people are told to tighten their belts," one protester declared. As the first activist was led away by security, another rose and accused Truss of having "no credible plan to tackle the biggest issues of our time. What you've announced won't come close to helping people with energy bills over 3,000 pounds a year."
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Dr. Ebright to lawmakers: Fauchi's statements on gain-of-function research have been untruthful

— 7 août 2022 à 20:02
Last year, Ebright, a Rutgers University chemistry professor and Waksman Institute of Microbiology laboratory director, posted a letter from the NIH, showing that an NIH grant funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab, despite Fauci's denials Speaking during a hearing on the origins of the Chinese coronavirus, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) referenced the documents, showing that Fauci's statements on the matter have been untruthful. He asked Ebright: "What are the implications of Dr. Fauci's continued, blatant dishonesty regarding NIH funding of gain-of-function research in Wuhan?" Ebright responded: "I stand by my statement. The statements made on repeated occasions to the public, to the present policymakers, by the NIH and director Dr. Fauci have been untruthful. I do not understand why those statements are being made because they are demonstrably false."
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Ukrainian city launches witch hunt for 'disloyal' residents

— 7 août 2022 à 19:59
The southern Ukrainian city of Nikolaev resorted to drastic measures this weekend to expose what the local authorities call "collaborators" and "separatists" - people who harbor pro-Russian sentiments or help Moscow's forces in any way. On Friday, the head of the local military administration, Vitaly Kim, placed the entire city - home to almost half a million people before the start of the Russian military operation - on a two-day lockdown. Kim announced a "prolonged curfew," which came into force Friday evening and is expected to last until Monday. During this time, residents of Nikolaev are prohibited from going outside or visiting any public places without special permits. In case of an emergency, a police escort is provided, Ukrainian news agency UNIAN said. Law enforcement agencies will use this time to search for "collaborators" and "separatists," Anna Zamazeeva, the head of the Nikolaev regional council, said. The operation is already in full swing, and the police will...
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S. Korea to lift ban on N. Korea TV, newspapers despite tensions

— 7 août 2022 à 19:59
South Korea plans to lift its decades-long ban on public access to North Korean television, newspapers and other publications as part of its efforts to promote mutual understanding between the rivals, officials said Friday, despite animosities over the North's recent missile tests. Divided along the world's most heavily fortified border since 1948, the two Koreas prohibit their citizens from visiting each other's territory and exchanging phone calls, emails and letters, and they block access to each other's websites and TV stations. In a policy report to new President Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday, South Korea's Unification Ministry said it will gradually open the door for North Korean broadcasts, media and publications to try to boost mutual understanding, restore the Korean national identity and prepare for a future unification. Ministry officials said South Korea will start by allowing access to North Korean broadcasts to try to encourage North Korea to take similar steps. The...
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Fenerbahce hit with fine, partial stadium closure after fans' 'Putin' chants

— 7 août 2022 à 19:58
European soccer body UEFA has hit Fenerbahce Istanbul with a partial stadium closure and a fine after Turkish fans chanted the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a Champions League qualifier against Ukraine's Dynamo Kyiv last month. The chanting started after Oleksandr Karavayev scored the winner for the Ukrainian side in the tie's second leg in Istanbul as they ran out 2-1 victors on aggregate on July 27. The incident led to Dynamo's Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu boycotting the post-match news conference, and UEFA has now sanctioned the Turkish club for the behavior of its fans. The club have been fined 50,000 euros ($50,900), while a partial closure of at least 5,000 seats has been ordered for Fenerbahce's next European home game for "the throwing of objects and transmitting a provocative message of an offensive nature, i.e. illicit chants," UEFA said. Fenerbahce's club president, Ali Koc, has called the chants "inappropriate" but refused to apologize. "I think it...
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FLASHBACK: The Traumatic Foundation of Male Homosexuality

— 7 août 2022 à 19:56
As a psychologist treating homosexually oriented men, I've watched with dismay as the LGBT movement has convinced the world that "gay" requires a revised understanding of the human person. The psychological profession is much to blame for this shift. Once, it was generally agreed that normality is "that which functions in accordance with its design." There was no such thing as a "gay person," for humanity was recognized as naturally and fundamentally heterosexual. In my 30-plus years of clinical practice, I have seen the truth of that original anthropological understanding. Homosexuality is, in my view, primarily a symptom of gender trauma. Although some people may have been born with biological conditions (prenatal hormonal influences, inborn emotional sensitivity) that make them especially vulnerable to such trauma, what distinguishes the male homosexual condition is that there was an interruption in the normal masculine identification process.
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Meteor fireball over Connecticut and adjacent states on August 4

— 7 août 2022 à 19:45
We received 7 reports about a fireball seen over CT, ME, NJ, NY and VT on Thursday, August 4th 2022 around 03:59 UT. For this event, we received one video and one photo.
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UN finds the largest number of Ukrainian refugees are fleeing from "Russian aggression" ... to Russia!

— 7 août 2022 à 19:37
Theses of Ukrainian propaganda about "Kremlin aggression" and the "genocide of the Ukrainian people" are in danger - the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported fresh data about the movement of refugees from Ukraine across Europe. As of August 3 of this year, 6,303,226 refugees from Ukraine were registered in Europe, while from February 24 to August 03 there were 10,350,489 crossings of the Ukrainian border outbound and 4,272,233 crossings inbound.
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Golden State no more: Rich and poor alike are fleeing 'woke basketcase' California

— 7 août 2022 à 19:19
Nick Clegg is not alone in turning his back on the Golden State. Bad progressive policies are reshaping it into a failing nightmare That Nick Clegg has become the latest Facebook executive to announce he's fleeing Silicon Valley for Blighty, where he will spend half his time, says a lot about California. Britain is on the brink of a deep and protracted recession, with inflation set to rise to 13 per cent. Formerly thriving people will struggle to feed their families, heat their houses or go anywhere, since the railways are riddled with massive strikes and airports are chaos. We are lazy: even now, there is an acute labour shortage as people prefer not to work. And we are angry: GP surgeries, call centre staff and shopworkers have all reported a surge in abusive behaviour. Even so, basketcase Britain seems to be preferable to California. It's not just Clegg: Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, owned by Facebook parent group Meta, and the firm's chief marketing officer Alex Schultz,...
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B vitamins can potentially be used to treat advanced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

— 7 août 2022 à 18:40
Scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore have uncovered a mechanism that leads to an advanced form of fatty liver disease -- and it turns out that vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements could reverse this process. These findings could help people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol, which affects 25 per cent of all adults globally, and four in 10 adults in Singapore. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease involves fat build-up in the liver and is a leading cause of liver transplants worldwide. Its high prevalence is due to its association with diabetes and obesity -- two major public health problems in Singapore and other industrialised countries. When the condition progresses to inflammation and scar tissue formation, it is known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
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France warned of milk shortage

— 7 août 2022 à 18:39
French consumers could face a shortage of milk and dairy products this fall and winter due to a drought-induced lack of fodder, France's agricultural producers union (FNSEA) warned on Saturday. "To produce milk, you need fodder, mainly alfalfa and corn, which this year was almost non-existent. So we risk running out of milk this fall and winter," Yannick Fialip, head of the economic commission at the FNSEA, told Le Figaro. He said that because of the drought that has hit the country this year, the animals "that are usually in the meadows during this period have nothing to eat."
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First Texas bus of 50 mostly male illegal migrants arrives in NYC: Gov. Abbott says Big Apple is the 'ideal destination'

— 7 août 2022 à 13:17
The first bus of migrants sent from Texas by Governor Greg Abbott arrived in New York City on Friday morning. The group was dropped off at Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan after making the almost 2,000-mile trip from the border that lasted days. A group of charity workers and volunteers greeted the roughly 50 migrants, who were mostly men, before they ventured into the city for hotels or shelters.
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Georgia gay couple charged with using their adopted children to make child porn

— 7 août 2022 à 12:27
A Georgia couple has been charged with using their two adopted children to record child pornography, police said. Walton County Sheriff's Office raided a home in Loganville July 27 on reports that a man there was downloading child porn. After interviewing the suspect, who was not identified, police said they learned there was another suspect in the county who was "producing homemade child sexual abuse material with at least one child who lived in the home," the sheriff's office said Thursday.
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Dozens injured and 17 missing after lightning strike triggers huge fire at Cuban supertanker port

— 7 août 2022 à 12:25
Dozens of people have been injured and 17 firefighters are missing after lightning struck fuel storage tanks at a supertanker port in Cuba, sparking explosions and ferocious fires. The blaze broke out during a thunderstorm on Friday night in the city of Matanzas and raged uncontrollably on Saturday despite fire crews' battling to quell it. The official Cuban News Agency said a lightning strike set one oil tank on fire at Matanzas Supertanker Base and the blaze later spread to a second fuel storage container. At least 67 people have been injured in four explosions and 17 firefighters remained unaccounted for, according to Cuban state-run television. Civilians had already been evacuated from the area.
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Ukraine War: Biowarfare and the theft of billions

— 7 août 2022 à 12:12
For years, Ukraine was recognized as one of the most, if not "the" most, corrupt nation in Europe. It held on to that reputation all the way up to the day Russia invaded, at which point media worldwide suddenly started rewriting history. Whitewashing Ukraine's Corruption and Authoritarianism As noted by Ted Galen Carpenter, a senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, in a sober and clear-eyed article, published in April 2022:1 "Statements from U.S. and other Western officials, as well as pervasive accounts in the news media, have created a stunningly misleading image of Ukraine. There has been a concerted effort to portray the country not only as a victim of brutal Russian aggression, but as a plucky and noble bulwark of freedom and democracy ... The promoters of that narrative contend that the ongoing war is not just a quarrel between Russia and Ukraine over Kiev's ambitions to join NATO and Moscow's territorial claims in Crimea and the Donbas....
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Far-left activists confront drag queen story hour protestors

— 7 août 2022 à 12:11
A small group protesting a Drag Queen Story Hour event for children at the Jubilee Library in Brighton, England on Thursday was confronted by a large group of far-left activists. The Post Millennial editor-at-large and journalist Andy Ngo shared a clip from the protest clash, with the Drag Queen Story Hour supporters chanting, "Nazi scum off our streets!" Ngo added that The City Council came out in support of the event, citing "diversity" as a reason.
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CDC admits it never monitored VAERS for covid vaccine safety signals

— 7 août 2022 à 11:31
In a stunning development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week admitted — despite assurances to the contrary — the agency never analyzed the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for safety signals for COVID-19 vaccines. The admission was revealed in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by Children's Health Defense (CHD). In September 2021, I published an article in The Defender in which I used the CDC's published methodology to analyze VAERS for safety signals from COVID-19 vaccines. The signals were loud and clear, leading me to wonder "why is nobody listening?" Instead, I should have asked, "Is anybody even looking for them?" After that article was published, I urged CHD's legal team to submit a FOIA request to the CDC about its VAERS monitoring activities. Since CDC officials stated publicly that "COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring is the most robust in U.S. history," I had assumed that at the very least, CDC...
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Why the Gulf states' SCO membership is a big deal

— 7 août 2022 à 11:27
Washington has backtracked from the dissimulation by the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan that Washington had intelligence suggesting Iran was preparing to provide Russia with "several hundred" drones to use in Ukraine, with training sessions set to begin in July. On July 26, NSC spokesman John Kirby, clarified his boss' remark by admitting to Al Arabiya, "We've seen no indications of any sort of actual delivery and/or purchase of Iranian drones by the Russian Ministry of Defence." Interestingly, Al Arabiya buttonholed Kirby at all. For, Sullivan's fake news (probably based on Israeli disinformation) came at his special briefing on President Biden's visit to Jeddah. Al Arabiya's dogged downstream pursuit of the "fake news" suggests that Riyadh knew Sullivan making a crude attempt to to hustle the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in directions that would have made Biden's trip a roaring success. Biden had three overlapping objectives: one, to rally Saudi leadership behind...
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Elon Musk says he will buy Twitter on one condition: The social media platform must provide proof its accounts are real

— 7 août 2022 à 11:24
Billionaire Elon Musk would go through with the deal to buy Twitter if the social media platform demonstrates how it checks the authenticity of user accounts, Musk wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Responding to a comment by another user, Musk said the deal to buy Twitter "should proceed on original terms" if the platform shares with him their method for sampling accounts to determine they are genuine. "If Twitter simply provides their method of sampling 100 accounts and how they're confirmed to be real, the deal should proceed on original terms.
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Nina Teicholz: The latest study on red meat & heart disease a red herring

— 7 août 2022 à 11:10
A new study out of Tufts University led to a multitude of fresh headlines that meat increases the risk of heart disease. It would seem that the danger of meat is now a foregone conclusion, but this paper, like so many others, is marred by significant scientific missteps and financial conflicts of interest, including a drug-development program at the Cleveland Clinic, funded in part by Procter & Gamble. On scientific grounds alone, the paper is less-than convincing: Its findings are based on a low-quality type of data that, on the whole, can only show associations, not cause-and-effect relationships. What's more, the associations reported are tiny: 1.15 for unprocessed red meat, 1.22 for total meat, and 1.18 for all animal foods. These numbers are close to 1 (= zero risk), and they're all well below the threshold for ruling out other possible explanations for the observed results. Further, the study blames a metabolite called TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) for red meat's apparent...
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New study claiming there's no 'social contagion' among trans-identified youth roundly refuted

— 7 août 2022 à 10:33
A new, error-riddled paper in the journal Pediatrics claiming that "social contagion" is not a factor in the dramatic rise in trans-identifying youth has been debunked by experts. When the study emerged, left-wing media lauded its dubious conclusion as absolute truth, with the NBC News headline, "'Social contagion' isn't causing more youths to be transgender, study finds." Jack Turban, a proponent of "gender affirming care" who perpetuates the affirm-or-suicide myth, is the study's lead author. Turban, a trans activist and psychiatry fellow at UCSF, has a history of designing poor experiments and using bad methodology to draw erroneous conclusions from data.
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US government issues monkeypox 'safe sex' guide

— 7 août 2022 à 10:13
The state health body offered tips on how to avoid contracting monkeypox. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for 'safer sex' amid the spread of the monkeypox virus, urging romantic partners to take steps to reduce exposure to the rare illness. Published on Friday and entitled 'Safer Sex, Social Gatherings, and Monkeypox', the CDC document advises partners to watch out for "any new or unexplained rash or lesion" on various body parts, one distinct symptom of the monkeypox virus.
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German electricity prices hit record high as heatwave curbs power generation

— 6 août 2022 à 23:48
National forecaster Deutscher Wetterdienst predicted a heatwave would persist through mid-August. Weather models show max temperatures will jump to mid-July levels of nearly 95 degrees Fahrenheit by Aug. 14, then slide to the low/mid 70s shortly after. A confluence of factors is pushing German electricity prices to new records. First are the rising costs of imported nuclear power from France and Switzerland. Utilities in both countries report nuclear generation output has been reduced in recent weeks for various reasons, some of which are related to the heat (read: here). Domestically, Germany's Uniper SE, the country's largest utility, warned lower river Rhine levels made it more challenging to receive coal shipments via barges to fuel coal-fired power plants.
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Sanctions on Russia 'irresponsible', adviser to Brazil's Lula says

— 6 août 2022 à 22:35
Celso Amorim, Brazil's former foreign minister and current foreign policy adviser to presidential frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has condemned the West's sanctions on Russia and said that should Lula take office, Brazil would chart a different course. In an interview with Bloomberg published on Friday, Amorim claimed that the West's response to Russia's military operation in Ukraine - sanctions on Russia and billions of dollars worth of weapons for Ukraine - have made nuclear war a real possibility. "For the first time since the Cuban missile crisis we see articles about the risk of nuclear weapons published on a weekly basis, It's irresponsible not to seek peace." Amorim's argument mirrors that of Lula himself. Back in May the former Brazilian leader told Time magazine that he sees Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky as equally responsible for the conflict in Ukraine, and condemned Washington for encouraging him to oppose Russia. "The United States has a lot of political...
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Anger from Ukraine's backers after damning Amnesty report spotlights 'human shields'

— 6 août 2022 à 22:35
Amnesty International has in a surprise shift placed its human rights scrutiny on Ukraine in a fresh report released Thursday. It immediately sparked a firestorm of criticism as both Western pundits and Kiev officials themselves blasted the findings as "unfair". The Amnesty report said investigators had "found evidence of Ukrainian forces launching strikes from within populated residential areas, as well as basing themselves in civilian buildings in 19 towns and villages" in three war-torn regions of the country from April through July. The report detailed that schools and hospitals, as well as people's homes, were put in harm's way, suggesting 'human shields' type tactics utilized by the Ukrainian military. Amnesty continued, saying this resulted in Russian attacks on said civilian infrastructure: "Such tactics violate international humanitarian law and endanger civilians, as they turn civilian objects into military targets. The ensuing Russian strikes in populated areas have...
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The dragnet in Lombardy, Italy: Patient zero of lockdowns

— 6 août 2022 à 22:30
The Manifesto of Health Minister Roberto Speranza An infection, even one as lethal as cancer, often begins with a single wound. Through this wound the pathogen enters the body by way of a single cell, where it pathologically replicates and corrupts those around it until eventually it consumes the entire host. As goes infection, so goes totalitarianism. And in 2020, totalitarianism found its wound in the free world by way of Lombardy, Italy. More specifically, by way of one Health Minister Roberto Speranza, on whose order 50,000 Lombardy residents were placed under lockdown on February 21, 2020, the first lockdown in the modern western world. Within weeks, lockdown had spread to cities across Italy, until the entire nation was placed on lockdown on March 9. By April 2020, more than half the world's population — some 3.9 billion people — had been placed under lockdown. These lockdowns were unprecedented in the western world and weren't part of any democratic country's pandemic plan...
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Firearm companies say packages shipped with UPS being damaged, disappearing: Reports

— 6 août 2022 à 22:28
A number of firearm companies have seen their shipments with UPS become damaged or go missing while on route to customers, while others have allegedly had their corporate accounts canceled by the parcel service, according to a report by Bearing Arms, a pro-Second Amendment news site. Patrick Collins, CEO of The Gun Food, an ammunition supply company, told the news outlet that many packages his business had shipped via UPS had mysteriously vanished in transit. Specifically, Collins alleged that out of 18,000 rounds of ammunition that he's shipped, only around a third — roughly 6,000 — were actually delivered. Collins said he was allegedly told by UPS that he was likely not packaging the shipments properly and that the company also noted an uptick in his recent claims regarding packages that are not being successfully delivered. "They're not even making it. And I don't know what they are doing in the facilities if they are purposefully damaging them. However, they are not making it...
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Report: NYC Mayor Eric Adams requests photos of city job applicants to ensure diversity

— 6 août 2022 à 22:27
New York City's Democrat Mayor Eric Adams is reportedly requesting photos of city job applicants, as he wants to ensure that new members of the workforce are diverse — a move that seems to show the value of race and ethnicity over qualifications. According to a report from Politico, most of the individuals — past and current city officials — the outlet spoke to are unsettled by the mayor's request, although it seems the mayor's office is presenting the request as a way Adams can simply "begin to recognize folks [sic] faces." "Flagging that the Mayor would love all agencies upper leadership in this type of style," an April 19 email from an Adams staffer reads. "Clarifying also that the avatars in the attached should be actual photos as the Mayor likes to begin to recognize folks [sic] faces." However, many remain skeptical and view the request as a way for Adams to prioritize racial and ethnic diversity. One former employee suggested everyone knew what the request was really about...
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Cracker Barrel faces blowback after adding Impossible Sausage to menu

— 6 août 2022 à 22:27
The Cracker Barrel is a place where you can feast on meatloaf, with three "country" sides and a buttermilk biscuit, while seated next to a stone hearth or with an oil lamp silently flickering on your table. It's a place where you can, after your meal, buy a glass angel, a peacock fountain or cow-hide pillow in the attached gift store. It's the kind of place that presents itself as America's front porch, a rural refuge far from the cultural strife of our cities. Cracker Barrel's country tranquility was apparently shattered on Monday, when the chain announced on Facebook that customers could customize their breakfast plate with a plant-based protein as a replacement for their traditional bacon or smoked sausage. Cracker Barrel wrote in its post: "Discover new meat frontiers. Experience the out of this world flavor of Impossible™ Sausage Made From Plants next time you Build Your Own Breakfast." The blowback was immediate and intense. Comments, hundreds and hundreds of them, were split...
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UC Berkeley halts plans for new student housing after protestors assault construction crews with rocks, bottles

— 6 août 2022 à 22:26
UC Berkeley recently began clearing an area of land known as "People's Park" for the development of new student housing. On Wednesday, plans for that housing ground to a halt following violent protests by far-left rioters. According to far-left advocacy group Defend People's Park, the area where new student housing is being developed was occupied by a number of homeless people. The group wrote in a June 9 Facebook post: "UC Berkeley is now saying that 'camping' in the park is illegal. This means that no one living there and no tent or structure has the right to privacy - meaning cops or cleaners can throw away anything without any recourse whatsoever." The park, which is owned by the school, was cleared on Tuesday and surrounded by fencing.
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Deadly blaze engulfs 'Amazon of Russia' warehouse near Moscow, deemed "suspected arson"

— 6 août 2022 à 22:26
A huge out of control fire is ripping through a large warehouse of a popular Russian retailer near Moscow on Wednesday. Reported in Reuters: "At least one person was killed and 13 injured when a huge fire broke out at a warehouse north west of Moscow owned by e-commerce firm Ozon on Wednesday, RIA quoted the emergency services as saying. Dozens of firefighters battled to douse the fire using helicopters and 100 tonnes of water as a large plume of dark smoke billowed from the roof of the bright blue warehouse."
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Vaccine deaths outnumber Covid deaths in U.S. households, two new polls confirm

— 6 août 2022 à 22:14
Polls of the U.S. public continue to show that up to twice as many Americans have lost a household member to a Covid vaccine injury as have lost one to Covid. The pooled results of five surveys of the American public, now totaling over 2,500 people, show that while 4.4% of respondents reported that someone in their household had died from COVID-19, 8.9% said someone had died as a result of Covid vaccination. The results also showed that 8.6% said they had been injured by their vaccination, 4.9% that they had sought medical help and 3.2% that they had been hospitalised, while 3.6% said that as a result of vaccination they were no longer able to work a full day or at all. These are percentages of all respondents. If we look only at the 74.0% vaccinated with at least one dose then the figures, as a proportion of vaccinated persons, are 11.7% injured, 6.7% needing medical help, 4.4% hospitalised and 4.8% unable to work. While these figures are self-reported and there is no control...
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CBS news warns that weapons sent by the West to Ukraine might end up in terrorists hands, 'just 30% reaches its destination'

— 6 août 2022 à 22:10
CBS News published a report late last week about "Why military aid to Ukraine doesn't always get to the front lines: 'Like 30% of it reaches its final destination'". It raised the alarm about the long-term consequences of there being no oversight for ensuring that those Western weapons sent to Kiev actually end up where they're supposed to and stay there. The outlet quoted the founder of a Lithuanian-based organization that claims to only send non-lethal aid to that crumbling former Soviet Republic in reporting their estimate that only less than a third of foreign arms reach their final destination.
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The Consumer Society

— 6 août 2022 à 21:50
I don't know if Americans were ever fiscally responsible, if they ever had a time when saving was valued, where you didn't borrow for consumption, and where low-quality throwaway goods and products were avoided, but if they did experience such a period in their history, it was brief. Twenty years before Elmer Wheeler's discovery of sizzle, Bernays and his friends had already instilled the equally important concept of spending tomorrow's money today. The process began with Layaway plans, then moved to 'Pay as you Go', 'No money Down', 'Buy Now, Pay Later', and other easy credit schemes. Television ads displayed beautiful people enjoying their new home and car, kitchen appliances and furniture, TV, clothing and vacations, and not having to pay for them today. The marketers hired Bernays' psychologists to create a tactical plan to change American values from saving to perpetual consumption, and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. US marketers conceived and created a 'throw-away'...
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The 'Unvaccinated' Question (Revisited)

— 6 août 2022 à 21:10
On 1 September, 1941, Chief of Reich Security Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most fanatical, mass-murdering Nazis, issued a now notorious decree ordering Jews above the age of six to wear an identifying badge in public. The Jewish Badge, a yellow Star of David with the word "Jew" inscribed inside the star, was meant to stigmatize and humiliate the Jews and was also used to segregate them and monitor and control their movements. Nothing like that is happening currently, especially not in New Normal Germany. What is happening currently in New Normal Germany is the fascist fanatics in control of the government are rewriting the "Infection Protection Act," again — as they have been doing repeatedly for the last two years — in order to allow themselves to continue to violate the German constitution (the "Grundgesetz") and rule the nation by arbitrary decree under the guise of "protecting the public health." This repeatedly revised "Infection Protection Act" — which has granted the...
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Palestinian militants vow imminent revenge on Israel for assassination of PIJ commander Taysir al-Jabari

— 6 août 2022 à 20:47
Tel Aviv will be targeted by missiles within hours, leader declared Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad Al-Nakhala said on Friday that his group would target Tel Aviv with missiles "in the coming hours." Earlier, an Israeli airstrike killed a senior commander of the militant organization. "Metropolitan Tel Aviv will be one of the targets of the resistance missiles, and the coming hours will prove to the enemy that all the resistance forces are one and we will fight them as one man," Al-Nakhala said in remarks reported by Palestine's Quds News Network. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have meanwhile deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries near the cities of Beersheba, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem. Flights have been diverted from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and bomb shelters in the city have been made ready, the Times of Israel reported.
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Culture critic James Lindsay explains rise of 'groomers'

— 6 août 2022 à 20:16
Have you ever seen a teacher who is just a little too interested in getting kids to talk about their sexuality? Or a government bureaucrat seemingly obsessed with pushing LGBT ideology into schools? Then you've likely encountered what James Lindsay, a cultural commentator and frequent critic of LGBT activists, calls a "groomer." Lindsay, 43, is co-author of the book Cynical Theories, which highlights the decline in academic rigor in academia, as well as the rise of postmodernism. Lindsay, who lives in Tennessee, has been one of the loudest voices online exposing how activists are foisting LGBT ideology on unwitting children.
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Portugal's farmers reducing herds due to spiralling cost of feed

— 6 août 2022 à 19:05
The combination of extreme drought and the spiralling cost of feed has put Portugal's livestock producers in a desperate situation. Many are shutting down operations altogether, others are drastically 'cutting back on heads of cattle' - meaning animals are being killed because their owners simply cannot afford to feed them. The costs of this drastic reduction "will reflect on consumers" eventually, explain reports, as the cost of meat will increase further than it already has.
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Amnesty International report: Ukraine military endangers civilians by locating forces in residential areas

— 6 août 2022 à 17:13
Schools and hospitals used as military bases by Ukrainian forces 'We have no say in what the military does, but we pay the price' - resident in city of Bakhmut 'Being in a defensive position does not exempt the Ukrainian military from respecting international humanitarian law' - Agnès Callamard The Ukrainian military has endangered Ukrainian civilians by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in residential areas - including in schools and hospitals - as it has sought to repel the Russian invasion, Amnesty International said today. Ukraine's tactics have violated international humanitarian law as they've turned civilian objects into military targets. The ensuing Russian strikes in populated areas have killed civilians and destroyed civilian infrastructure. Not every Russian attack documented by Amnesty has followed this pattern. In certain locations in which Amnesty concluded that Russia had committed war crimes - including in some areas of the city of Kharkiv - Amnesty...
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Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel

— 6 août 2022 à 14:12
The deputy head of Taiwan defense ministry's research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, according to the official Central News Agency. Ou Yang Li-hsing, 57, who was the deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), was found dead in a hotel room in southern Taiwan on Saturday morning, CNA reported, adding that authorities were looking into the cause and circumstances of his death. Authorities are currently saying that Ou Yang likely died of a heart attack and that the hotel room showed no sign of any 'intrusion.' His family said he had a history of heart disease and had a cardiac stent, according to police reports.
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Severe storm and flash flood hits Jazan, Saudi Arabia

— 6 août 2022 à 14:00
A sudden event! A massive storm and severe torrential rain swept the city of Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
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Major escalation as Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill several Palestinians, Tel Aviv claims it killed 'top member' of PIJ

— 6 août 2022 à 13:46
The Israel Defense Forces launched strikes on residential area in Gaza on Friday, in response to the alleged threat of assault by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). One of the group's top members was killed. Local officials also say that the IDF attack left several civilians dead and dozens injured. Video footage shows smoke rising from a densely-packed residential area of the Palestinian enclave, after Israeli forces conducted airstrikes. In a statement, the IDF said that the attack was launched following "the direct threats posed by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza." The mission was named 'Operation Breaking Dawn' by the IDF.
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Flash floods bury cars and strand tourists in Death Valley - 2nd major flooding in a week

— 6 août 2022 à 13:09
Flash flooding at Death Valley national park closed all roads into the park, buried cars and stranded about 1,000 people on Friday. A deluge brought "nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning" into the famously hot and dry park in the California desert. At least 1.7in (4.3cm) of rain fell in the Furnace Creek area; the park's average annual rainfall is 1.9in (4.8cm). About 60 vehicles were buried in debris and about 500 visitors and 500 park workers were stranded, park officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries and the California transport department estimated it would take four to six hours to open a road that would allow park visitors to leave. It was the second major flooding event at the park this week. Some roads were closed on Monday after they were inundated with mud and debris from flash floods that also hit western Nevada and northern Arizona hard.
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Video shows shopkeeper defend store by repeatedly stabbing thief in Las Vegas

— 6 août 2022 à 13:06
A Las Vegas vape store owner repeatedly stabbed a crook who frightened him by jumping over his counter during a botched robbery, according to video and the worker's account of the incident. Video footage showed the brazen broad-daylight heist on Wednesday, in which Johnny Nguyen, owner of Smokestrom Smoke Shop, stabbed the unidentified assailant at least seven times before the robber yelled, "I'm dead" and fell to the ground. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials told The Post that cops responded Wednesday afternoon to a robbery incident at the vape business but would not release further details.
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CNN ratings collapse as network looks for 'new revenue'—including 'extending' the brand in China

— 6 août 2022 à 12:50
Over at CNN the "hunt is on for new revenue" as the news network's "ratings plummet" and "profits slump" below nearly $1 billion. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that CNN's yearly profitability is expected to decline to $956.8 according to projections from S&P Global Market Intelligence. CNN's annual profits haven't sunk below $1 billion since 2016, the year Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election and subsequently became a prominent figure in their commentary. "Ratings are down from their Trump-era heights across cable news, but declines at CNN are particularly pronounced," the Times noted.
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Craft breweries are facing tough decisions amid a nationwide carbon dioxide shortage

— 6 août 2022 à 12:22
Breweries have already been facing higher costs for raw materials like aluminum and barley as a result of inflation. Craft breweries across America have been on the front lines of businesses facing higher material costs because of inflation. Now, many are confronting a shortage of a key ingredient: carbon dioxide, the gas that gives beer its crisp, effervescent taste.
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Most of the "fact-checking" organizations Facebook uses in Ukraine are directly funded by Washington

— 6 août 2022 à 12:19
Most of the fact-checking organizations Facebook has partnered with to monitor and regulate information about Ukraine are directly funded by the U.S. government, either through the U.S. Embassy or via the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED). In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, an information war as bitter as the ground fighting has erupted, and Meta (Facebook's official name) announced it had partnered with nine organizations to help it sort fact from fiction for Ukrainian, Russian and other Eastern European users. These nine organizations are: StopFake, VoxCheck, Fact Check Georgia, Demagog, Myth Detector, Lead Stories, Patikrinta 15min, Re:Baltica and Delfi. "To reduce the spread of misinformation and provide more reliable information to users, we partner with independent third-party fact-checkers globally," the Silicon Valley giant wrote, adding, "Facebook's independent third-party fact-checkers are all certified by the International Fact-Checking Network...
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The evasive Mr. Wray

— 6 août 2022 à 12:15
The FBI director knows a lot about issues that matter to the Biden regime and the media. But he isn't so savvy when it comes to issues that matter to Americans. It was time for him to fly. FBI Director Christopher Wray, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time since July 2021, insisted he had to leave the hearing by 1:30 p.m. sharp. (It began at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.)
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Meteor fireball estimated to be the size of car explodes over São Paulo, Brazil on August 3

— 6 août 2022 à 12:12
A very bright, colorful and explosive meteorite was seen in Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil this Wednesday, August 03, 2022. A strong flash was observed in the sky at 5:09 am on Wednesday that intrigued the population. Seen by residents of Bauru and other cities, the phenomenon was caused, according to researchers, by a meteor . The asteroid fragment comes from the formation process of the solar system and probably came from the orbit between Mars and Jupiter. Department of Physics of the Unesp of Bauru and coordinator of the Didactic Astronomy Observatory, says that before exploding, about 10 or 20 kilometers above the ground , the object was the size of a popular car. (Translated by Google)
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'The 800-pound gorilla': Trump boosts endorsement record with Arizona and Michigan wins

— 6 août 2022 à 12:02
Since leaving office last year, 188 candidates backed by the former president have won primaries, 14 have lost and two dropped out or were disqualified before Election Day. Donald Trump's image as GOP kingmaker was tarnished by several high-profile election losses earlier this year, but Tuesday's primaries in states like Arizona put the Republican shine back on the former president. In what's shaping up to be a clean sweep in Arizona, 11 of Trump's 12 endorsed candidates won in primaries for U.S. Senate, secretary of state, Congress, state House and state Senate. (Trump's pick for governor leads in a race that remains too close to call in the battleground state.) Comment: Note: Kari Lake, the Trump-endorsed candidate, won the election. All of those candidates have embraced Trump's false claims of a stolen 2020 election.
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Flash floods in Tyrol, Austria

— 6 août 2022 à 11:46
Footage of storms and flash floods in Austria today, August 5th: Tyrol, Pflersch, Gerlos, etc.
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Leftists dominate FBI top 10 domestic terror list, despite warnings about far right

— 6 août 2022 à 11:37
Many on list are associated with a leftist group that bombed the Capitol in 1983. Democrats pardoned or commuted the sentences of non-fugitives tied to that group. The FBI has sounded the alarm about white supremacists and far-right extremists, but the bureau's own Top 10 "most wanted domestic terrorists" list includes at least two Communists, three black nationalists, one anti-war activist, and a vegan eco-terrorist. While the diverse roster doesn't purport to capture the breadth of domestic terror, it seems at odds with federal law enforcement's claims that white supremacists pose the biggest threat facing the nation. Some skeptics are accusing the bureau of exaggerating the threat by adopting a misleading definition of such ideologies.
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Twitter censors Pfizer-injured Israeli covid vaccine director

— 6 août 2022 à 11:33
Professor Shmuel Shapira, M.D., MPH, served as the Director General of the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) between 2013 and 2021, where he led Israel's effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Prof. Shapira is also the founder and head of the Department of Military Medicine of the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine and IDF Medical Corps. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University in Israel. Shapira previously served as Deputy Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization and as the Director of the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Public Health. He is a Full Colonel (Res.) in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and served as the IDF Head of Trauma Branch. He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is the editor of Essentials of Terror Medicine, Best Practice for Medical Management of Terror Incidents, and Medical Response to Terror Threats. Last week, Twitter...
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Twitter facilitates cyber terrorism and NATO-proxy war crimes in Ukraine

— 6 août 2022 à 11:20
Louise Mensch an online blogger, former UK Conservative MP, chick-lit author and committed Russophobe with a sizeable following on Twitter effectively called upon the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces to assassinate Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett. Mensch whose Substack account includes titles such as "Yes Vladimir Putin has Parkinson's disease" a claim refuted by CIA Director William Burns responded to Bartlett's comment that she was on the ground in Donbass recording the Ukrainian criminal use of petal or butterfly mines in residential areas of Donetsk and surroundings. Video - Eva Bartlett's on-the-ground report on butterfly mine deployment against Donetsk civilians:
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Ethics of requiring covid vaccination for travel not considered, testifies official behind policy

— 6 août 2022 à 11:12
The issue of whether it is ethical to impose a vaccine requirement to travel is not something that was given consideration by the Canadian official who wrote the policy, court documents show. Jennifer Little, director general of the COVID Recovery Team at Transport Canada, was responsible for drafting the vaccine mandate policy that precluded millions of Canadians from taking a plane, train, and some marine vessels. Little testified as a witness for the government in its defence of the travel mandate that is currently being challenged in federal court. During her June 9 cross-examination, Little was asked if she had a conversation with anyone in government that would have considered whether a mandate is ethical. "I'm not aware of any particular study or specific conversation to that effect," Little said, noting that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) "may have literature on the ethics of vaccination mandates."
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BEST OF THE WEB: Turbo-Cancer: A doctor speaks out about aggressive tumors associated with Covid vaccination

— 6 août 2022 à 11:11
We have a problem. Note: This is written in honor of a dear family friend who pulled through her recent cancer with flying colors. I hate the title of this post, but there was no other title for this post. We're at the point where information is coming through fast and furious, and while that helps push us to that tipping point we're all working towards, it comes with so much pain and suffering. Chief of Pathology Dr. Ute Kruger is a researcher and senior physician at Lunds University in Sweden. She's the Chief of Pathology, a field that she's worked in for the last 25 years, with a specialty in breast cancer diagnosis for the past 18 years. She's studied thousands of autopsies and breast cancer samples. She's extremely familiar with the industry and patient age, tumor size, and malignancy grade are all within her field of expertise and have had a natural rhythm throughout her career. That natural rhythm came to a halt in 2021 once the vaccine rollout began.
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Three people dead after lightning strike near the White House

— 6 août 2022 à 11:06
Three people, including a Wisconsin couple celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary, have died after a lightning strike Thursday evening in Lafayette Square, just north of the White House, D.C. police said Friday. Four people — two men and two women — were critically hurt in the strike just before 7 p.m. in the center of the park, in a grove of trees about 100 feet southeast of the statue of Andrew Jackson, fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo said at a news briefing Thursday night. The U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police rendered aid to the victims, assistance that fire officials credited with all the victims' initial survival. Among those who died were Donna Mueller, 75, a retired teacher, and her husband, James Mueller, 76, who owned a drywall business for decades before retiring, according to one of their daughters-in-law, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect her privacy.
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Turkey wants to open 'new page' in ties with Russia

— 6 août 2022 à 01:27
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he expected fruitful talks as he arrived at the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Friday to meet Russia's leader, Vladimir Putin. "I believe that our negotiations will open a new page in relations between the two countries," Erdogan said. "I'm talking about energy cooperation, the export of [Ukrainian] grain via the Black Sea, tourism and regional issues," he added.
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China announces eight countermeasures in response over Pelosi's Taiwan visit

— 6 août 2022 à 00:39
China announced it was suspending or canceling eight cooperation mechanisms with Washington over Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, according to a statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry published on Friday. According to the document, Beijing decided to cancel bilateral working meetings between the representatives of military agencies, terminate a direct communication line between regional military commands as well as suspend cooperation within the framework of a maritime security mechanism. Additionally, China's Foreign Ministry announced the suspension of cooperation with the US in the sphere of illegal migration and repatriation, in the sphere of legal proceedings and justice, the war on drugs, the counteraction to international crimes as well as on bilateral consultations on climate change.
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US government may be complicit in emergence of Covid - Russia

— 6 août 2022 à 00:21
Russia's Defense Ministry says it's investigating the possible role of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in the creation of the Covid-19 virus. In a press briefing on Thursday, the head of Russia's Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Forces, Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, claimed that US-backed bio-laboratories in Ukraine had been conducting questionable research and clinical tests on Ukrainian citizens, and that "over 16,000 biological samples, including blood and serum samples, were exported from the territory of Ukraine to US and European countries." He went on to explain that a statement from Jason Crow, a member of the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, who warned Americans that their DNA samples could be used to create targeted biological weapons, caused Russia's Defense Ministry to "take a fresh look" at the origins of the Covid pandemic. Comment: At least some in Russia's government will have known about the US' biowarfare...
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World desperately needs strong leaders - Orban

— 5 août 2022 à 23:42
Europe needs "a strong America with a strong leader" if there is to be any hope of ending the conflict in Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas. The current strategy embraced by "globalist leaders" serves to prolong the conflict, which can only end through talks between the US and Russia, he added. Orban told the crowd that it was strange that a leader of a small European country would be invited to lecture a global superpower. After giving an account of Hungary's political positions and tactics used to promote them, he eventually touched on the conflict in Ukraine.
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Egypt to expand terminal Russia uses to transport its oil

— 5 août 2022 à 23:31
Egypt's Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has begun the expansion of El Hamra oil port on the Mediterranean coast, with the aim of increasing the terminal's storage capacity to 5.3 million barrels of crude oil. El Hamra terminal, which was built to service crude produced in Egypt's western desert, is currently able to hold 1.5 million barrels of crude oil in its six storage tanks. El Hamra port lies around 120 kilometres west of Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city, and is run by the Western Desert Operating Petroleum Co (Wepco). The expansion will see the addition of four storage tanks, each with a capacity of 630,000 barrels of crude, the ministry said in a statement.
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Choose Your Fighter

— 5 août 2022 à 22:27
How low can one party go? If ever you wondered why they killed John F. Kennedy, this speech decrying the tyranny of secrecy and conspiracies of men who plot in the shadows is one of many reasons. Meanwhile, in the two generations since his assassination, the Democrat party has gone from supporting free and open debate to public calls for government-supported mass surveillance and censorship to combat "disinformation" — anything critical of their regime in power, while weaponizing alphabet agencies (FBI, CIA, DOJ, NSA, DHS) as their personal secret police to prosecute political enemies who dare question their corruption and agenda that seeks to subvert and destroy the constitution and country.
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SOTT FOCUS: MindMatters: Kicking the Cluster B-hive with Joshua Slocum: Queen B's, Homosexuality & Dealing with Narcissists

— 5 août 2022 à 21:43
Joshua Slocum is back! Not only is his Disaffected show bigger and better than ever, Josh has recently launched a new consulting service for all those poor, unfortunate souls dealing with high-conflict people in their lives. And he's back to tell us all about it. Today on MindMatters we ask the big questions: What do you do if someone close to you has a serious personality disorder? What are the possible links between borderline personality and homosexuality? And perhaps the biggest question of all: why do gay men like Madonna and Disney villainesses? So join us as explore these controversial topics and more, in style. Disaffected on RumbleJosh's Substack Running Time: 01:54:11 Download: MP3 — 157 MB
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Florida Gov. DeSantis on monkeypox emergency declarations: 'We are not doing fear'

— 5 août 2022 à 21:17
The governor claimed monkeypox virus health concern is overblown Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reacted to recent action taken in response to the U.S. monkeypox virus outbreak, telling reporters in a Wednesday media briefing that his government is "not doing fear." The Republican governor said during a press briefing that Florida would, instead, "focus on facts." "I am so sick of politicians — and we saw this with COVID — trying to sow fear into the population," he said. "We had people calling, mothers worried about whether their kids could catch it at school." "We are not doing fear," DeSantis added. "And, we are not going to go out and try to rile people up and try to act like people can't live their lives as they've been normally doing because of something."
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Needles of hope in the Ukraine war haystack

— 5 août 2022 à 20:32
There recently have emerged small trends that demonstrate, first, that the hot heads are not completely in charge in the East or even in the West, and second, that there may be hope that both sides in the catastrophic Russo-Ukrainian war over NATO expansion can be ended some day in the not too distant future. First, Lithuania's extremist attempt to draw a Russian overreaction and bring NATO into the war by setting up a blockade against Russian transport between the Russian 'mainland' and its exclave of Kaliningrad was avoided. Reasonable minds in the European Union cajoled Vilnius into abandoning the ban on rail transport, which far exceeds road transport, which remains closed. Second, by way of Turkey's mediation, Russia and Ukraine agreed to cooperate in getting Ukrainian grain out to the rest of the world through the Black Sea Fleet, which had been heavily mined by Kiev and largely sealed by the Russian navy. Ukraine will remove its mines, Russia will allow ships through, and...
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Why we lost trust in the expert class

— 5 août 2022 à 20:32
For years, European policymakers had assured the world that the relatively rapid "transition" to "green" energy was the world's preordained future -- regardless of the costs. Accordingly, many European Union governments followed the advice of green experts. They eagerly shut down coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants to transition immediately to "renewable energy." Most citizens were afraid to object that in cloudy cold Germany, solar panels were not viable methods of electrical generation -- especially in comparison to the country's vast coal deposits and its large, model nuclear power industry. As a result, German government officials warn that this winter, in 19th-century fashion, families will have to burn wood -- the dirtiest of modern fuels -- to endure the cold. And there is further talk of "warm rooms," where like pre-civilizational tribal people, the elderly will bunch together within a designated heated room to keep alive. Sri Lanka may be the first modern nation to...
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Top recruits refuse to work for Google or Amazon over involvement in Israeli war crimes

— 5 août 2022 à 20:31
As Google and Amazon employees fight back against the tech giants' Israeli military contract, college graduates have also joined the resistance. Amid Israel's assault on Gaza and occupied East Jerusalem in May 2021, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google signed a $1.22 billion contract to provide cloud technology to Israel's public sector and its military, known as Project Nimbus. In response, Google and Amazon workers formed a coalition opposing Project Nimbus as well as strategizing against the technology's implementation. While just over a year old, Google and Amazon have not addressed the Workers Against Nimbus and #NoTechForApartheid campaigns publicly, but the activist network has had success in cutting the corporations' power — even if only slightly. Describing how it makes them hopeful to see that kind of community support, an anonymous Amazon employee told MintPress News: "The students who are graduating from university and who have applied to Amazon and Google are turning...
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Orban tells U.S. conservatives his government is 'under siege by progressive liberals'

— 5 août 2022 à 20:30
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on August 4 urged a gathering of U.S conservatives in Texas to join forces with Hungarian conservatives in 2024 to take back institutions in Washington and Brussels from liberals. Orban said Hungary and his government were "under the siege of progressive liberals" whom he accused of seeking to separate Western civilization from its Christian roots, while his government's pro-family policies, anti-immigration stance, and rejection of gender ideology resist those efforts. Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Orban said: "This war is a culture war. We have to revitalize our churches, our families, our universities, and our community institutions." Orban also said the United States needs a strong leader to negotiate a peace deal to end the war in Ukraine. "Only a strong leader can negotiate peace. We need a strong America with a strong leader."
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