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Late May snowstorm hits Colorado - up to 20 inches reported - knocks out power for 210,000

Colorado Springs area gets buried under heavy spring snow

Colorado Springs area gets buried under heavy spring snow
Exactly one month until the summer solstice, Colorado is waking up to a winter wonderland.

Here is a look at the latest snow totals:

Top 5:

Near HWY 9 at Fremont/Park County Line - 20"
Black Forest - 16"
Woodland Park - 16"
Cascade - 14"
Colorado Springs - Gleneagle - 13"


Comment: Associated Press reports:
Late spring Colorado snowstorm knocks out power for 210,000

A late spring Colorado snowstorm dumped several inches in the Denver metro area Saturday and knocked out electricity for about 210,000 customers, officials said.

The wet snow weighed down tree branches and sent them toppling onto power lines, the KUSA television station reported. Much more snow fell in mountainous regions of Colorado.

By Saturday night, power had been restored to 160,000 customers but about 50,000 still did not have it back, the Xcel Energy Colorado utility said in a statement.

The small Colorado community of Cripple Creek near the base of Pike's Peak got 20 inches (51 centimeters) of snow, KUSA reported.



Star of David

Shameful, but expected: Israel refuses to hold criminal inquiry into murder of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh - UPDATE: New video of killing emerges, contradicts IOF story

Shireen Abu Aqleh
© Twitter
Shireen Abu Aqleh lies dead, shot in the face just under her protective helmet
Military police say they are satisfied with assurances of Israeli troops over death of US-Palestinian despite international demands

Israel will not launch a criminal investigation into the killing of the US-Palestinian journalist , which Palestinian officials and witnesses have blamed on Israeli soldiers.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces claimed that because Abu Aqleh was killed in an "active combat situation", an immediate criminal investigation would not be launched, although an "operational inquiry" would continue.

According to a report in the Haaretz newspaper, the Israeli military police branch has accepted the assurances of Israeli troops that they were not aware she was in a village adjacent to the Jenin refugee camp when she was killed on 11 May.

The Biden administration and the UN security council have called for a transparent investigation.

Comment: Not content to just murder her, Israeli police raided Shireen Abu Aqleh's house just hours after her death.


UPDATE 20/05/2022:


Beyond the pale of civilization.




Eye 2

New controlled food system is now in place and they will stop at nothing to accelerate their control

vertical farming

Comment: The following is easily one of the most comprehensive assessments we've seen of the global elite's takeover of the West's food systems....


"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world." This famous quote by Henry Kissinger is ringing more and more true by the week. The globalists already control the majority of the money, are moving ever so swiftly to convert the energy system over into systems they are all invested in, and have been taking drastic measures to control the food industry while running much of it under the radar. If they control the seeds they control the food, and if they control the food they can use the digital ID to control consumer access to the food. While a rash of fires suddenly destroy food processing, meat, and fertilizer plants, during a time where farmers are hurting and supply chain issues are kicking in, an entire traceable food infrastructure system has already been built in multiple cities and is making its way across the globe.

Imagine a day where farmers markets no longer exist, you can't drive over to your local farmer to buy produce or cuts of meat, and the only food growing outside of the globalists secured indoor vertical farming and lab grown meat facilities, is in your windowsill, garden, or greenhouse.

- The indoor vertical farming industry was valued at $5.5 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $19.86 billion by 2026. Urban indoor farming controlled by the globalists is the future of food they have reimagined, and it's already in thousands of grocery stores without people realizing it. Whereas the U.S. is leading in this industry, this is a global agenda with vertical farms popping up across the globe.

Red Flag

'Russia Started the War' and Other Fallacies

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On Monday, Putin delivered the annual "Victory Day" speech celebrating Russia's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. The Russian president made none of the hyperbolic pronouncements the media had predicted but, instead, gave a brief recap of the events leading up to the war in Ukraine. There was none of the bravado you'd expect from a leader trying to gin up support for the ongoing war. Putin simply reminded the crowd that he had done everything he could to avoid the bloody conflict in which Russia is currently embroiled. Here's part of what he said:
"Last December we proposed signing a treaty on security guarantees. Russia urged the West to hold an honest dialogue in search for meaningful and compromising solutions, and to take account of each other's interests. All in vain. NATO countries did not want to heed us, which means they had totally different plans. And we saw it."
This is an accurate account of what took place in the months preceding the war. Putin tried to avoid a confrontation by repeatedly asking the US to address Russia's reasonable security concerns. Unfortunately, the Biden administration brushed off Putin's demands without even providing a response. The US and NATO insist that Ukraine has every right to choose whatever security arrangement it wants. But that's clearly not the case. The United States and every nation in NATO have signed treaties (Istanbul in 1999, and Astana in 2010) that stipulate they cannot improve their own security at the expense of others.

Георгиевская ленточка

'Victory over death itself': Why the 9th of May is so important for Russians

Immortal Regiment march
© Sputnik / Grigory Sysoev
People holding photographs of their relatives who fought against Nazi Germany in WWII attend the Immortal Regiment march marking the 77th anniversary of the victory in World War II, in Moscow, Russia.
77 years after World War Two, Victory Day is regarded as the country's most important holiday

May 9 is a special holiday for Russians, and the great attention we pay to this date often seems unusual to people from other countries and cultures. Indeed, to say that "for Russians, the Second World War ended yesterday," it is not far from the truth.

Evgeny Dering was a veterinarian who treated horses. He lived in St. Petersburg, which was then called Leningrad. On June 22, 1941, he went off to war. Before he left, he asked his wife Regina to take their children - two daughters and a son just born in April - and leave for the depths of Russia. As it turned out, this request saved their lives. A few days later, Regina took her children to the village of Makarevo, in the Nizhny Novgorod oblast (then Gorky), and settled in a 15th century convent that had been set up as a shelter for refugees like her. More than 600,000 Leningrad residents died of hunger during the great siege of the city. Regina survived, as did all her children, but she never saw her husband again. In October of 1943, Evgeny Dering was killed by artillery shelling at a small marshy bridgehead on the Dnieper River...

For Russians, Victory Day is literally a celebration of victory over death - one in which everyone was involved. Almost every family has a story about what their ancestors did during the war. These stories vary greatly, but they are almost always dramatic. Many have tales about people who died. The Soviet Union lost more than 27 million people during the war. About 12 million were soldiers and officers, while the rest were civilians who died at the hands of the Nazis during the fighting or from hunger. By the time Berlin had been taken and Adolf Hitler had committed suicide in his bunker in 1945, the USSR was a country where almost everyone mourned someone. A person who had lost 'only' friends was considered lucky.

Comment: And from this American journalist who knows a little more than most:
Americans have no point of reference to understand or appreciate the staggering losses that the Soviet Union incurred in beating back the Nazis. In the battle of Moscow, where German forces arrived on the outskirts of Moscow in December 1941, several hundred thousand Russian soldiers perished. When the Soviets turned the table on the Germans and launched a counteroffensive in December 1941 that ended on 7 January 1942, an additional 139,586 were killed or missing in action.

We Americans like to indulge the fantasy that we endured great sacrifice in World War II. The war was a transforming event in terms of creating an industrial behemoth in the United States. Most families were not touched by grief after losing a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine. The exact opposite is true in Russia.

We are approaching the 80-day mark in the Ukraine/Russia war. There are no reliable figures on the number of killed in action on either side. However, it does appear that four times the number of Ukrainian soldiers and foreign mercenaries are dead compared to Russian losses.

The United States and NATO are making a grave error if they dismiss Russian fears about an invasion from the west as a mere pre-text for conquering territory. Russia has one advantage the west does not - its cultural heritage has not been diluted by a flood of foreign immigrants. If you consider the population shift in America and Europe over the last 60 years, the percentage of the population with a relative that fought in World War II has shrunk. I am not suggesting legal immigrants are bad or evil. But immigrants come to America or Europe with a different history. Their ancestors were not buying U.S. war bonds to back the attack. The losses experienced in a conflict like World War II stays with those who knew the pain firsthand.



Biohazard

Uncle Sam's Bio-Weapons Extravaganza In Ukraine And Around The World

ukraine Bio-Weapons
Question- Is the US making bio-weapons in Ukraine?

Answer- That's the million-dollar question, isn't it? Unfortunately, there's no simple "yes or no" answer. It's more complicated than that.

Question- Can you explain what you mean?

Answer- Sure, but some people might find it a bit confusing.

First, most of what we know comes from the Russians who investigated the bio-labs that were abandoned following the invasion of Ukraine. These are the people who uncovered the pathogens and other toxic substances that were kept at the 30-or-so facilities around the country. The Russian team has also studied the documents "they received from employees of Ukrainian laboratories on the implementation of military biological programs of the United States." In other words, the Russians have compiled evidence that the US is violating its obligations under the terms of the Biological Weapons Convention.

Comment: Not a "guilty conscience" - just an hubrisitc and megalomaniacal will not to be answerable to anyone.


Calculator

China remains an outlier in a world of surging inflation

china supermarket
© Su Yang/Xinhua via Getty Images
In December, an official with China’s National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration said the country still had enough wheat stockpiled to meet demand for 1.5 years.
As inflation soars around the world, the world's second-largest economy has kept it at bay.

Consumer prices in China increased just 1.5% in March from a year earlier, after rising 0.9% in 2021 from the year before.

By contrast, the U.S. annual inflation rate was 8.5% in March and 7.5% in 2021, the steepest since 1982. In the eurozone, annual inflation reached a record 7.5% in April. Some 71% of 109 emerging and developing economies experienced 5% or higher inflation in 2021, twice as large as at the end of 2020, the World Bank says.

Although Chinese inflation is expected to tick up a bit more when fresh data is released this week, most economists believe it won't surpass the government's full-year target of around 3% in 2022.

Comment: Back in June 2021, China gave $3 billion to its farmers to cope with, and prepare for, the rising price of commodities, such as fuel and fertilizer, meanwhile, over the in the West, the US has been watching farmers go bankrupt, claiming it'll be a boon for 'green energy', and in the UK the government has been allowing perfectly good food to be consigned to the dump because it 'doesn't fit in supermarket packaging', and it's also trying to convince farmers to turn their productive farms into nature reserves; all the while warning of the soaring cost of food, shortages, and Germany is now sounding the alarm over a global famine: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Russia, China and the New World Order




Bullseye

Fiction disguised as science to promote hatred

If you only have a few minutes, jump to the section below entitled "Proof that the Paper by Fisman, et al. Should be Retracted Immediately".

why would my unvaccinated kids
The legacy media has been like pigs at a trough today and yesterday with the publication of an atrocious 'peer-reviewed' 'scientific' article by Dr. David Fisman, Dr. Ashleigh Tuite, and a graduate student. After all, with raw public health data unable to support the only COVID-19 narrative that has been deemed acceptable, fresh fuel was apparently needed. Lots of media outlets have been reporting on this study; one of them being CTV News. Here is the headline for their article:
"Being with unvaccinated people increases COVID-19 risk for those who are vaccinated: modelling study"
This kind of messaging will only fuel hatred and segregation and the potential development of harmful policies. And it is all in the name of bad science. As a researcher who has published and reviewed many scientific papers, I can tell you that the article by Fisman, et al. is the worst one that I have ever seen. The 'peer reviewers' of this article should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to be published, and the editor even more so. If the Canadian Medical Association Journal does not promptly retract this article, they will have made themselves an embarrassment among scientific publishers.

This paper by Fisman, et al. is only thinly veiled hate speech under the guise of science. Before I walk you through the numerous massive errors in this paper, let me first show you one example of the messaging regarding the impact and relevance of the paper.

Biohazard

3 children die from hepatitis in Indonesia amid 'mysterious' global outbreak

map hepatitis global outbreak

More than 200 children have been sickened by the condition across the world in up to 14 countries since last October *cases in Canada, Japan and Wisconsin, Illinois and New York are still yet to be confirmed
Three children in Indonesia have died from a mysterious hepatitis which, if confirmed, would bring the global death toll to at least four.

The country's health ministry said the victims died from 'suspected acute hepatitis' last month and were all located in the capital of Jakarta.

Their symptoms included nausea, vomiting, heavy diarrhea, fever, jaundice, seizures and loss of consciousness — all tell-tale signs of the deadly liver disease.

Tests are underway to confirm their cause of death. Indonesia has not officially logged any cases of hepatitis since the outbreak began.

The ages of the children have not been revealed and it is not clear if they had underlying health conditions.


Comment: Other reports have stated the ages of the children elsewhere to be below 5 years old, which would technically make them too young to have been subject to the experimental coronavirus jabs. Although it's also notable that this outbreak is occurring now, because adenovirus - used in a number of the jabs - is known to circulate all year, peaking in late winter and early spring, which the northern hemisphere recently entered. In addition, breastfeeding mothers who suffered the jabs, have been known to pass on coronavirus antibodies via their breast milk to their children; and hepatitis is also known to be passed by breast milk (and other bodily fluids); are these the connections we're looking at here or are there other factors not yet identified?


Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: Objective:Health - Sudden Surge in Liver Inflammation Around the World - Vaccines to Blame?


Cell Phone

Twitter offers explanation for why conservatives are mysteriously gaining followers. Does it add up?

twitter follower boost
Twitter is claiming the recent surge in followers experienced by right-wing accounts since Elon Musk's takeover appears to be organic, but the picture may be more complicated.

Republican Twitter accounts saw a massive surge in followers after reports Monday that Twitter was on the verge of selling itself to Elon Musk, while the accounts of Democratic lawmakers shrank considerably, according to an analysis Tuesday by USA Today. Twitter claimed the wild swings in follower counts are organic and simply the result of new accounts being created and existing accounts being deactivated.

"We've been looking into recent fluctuations in follower counts. While we continue to take action on accounts that violate our spam policy which can affect follower counts, these fluctuations appear to largely have been a result of an increase in new account creation and deactivation," the company said in a statement Wednesday to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Comment: Don Jr.'s explanation seems to be the only plausible one offered. It's likely that Twitter has been up to some back-end shenanigans for a long time now - adjusting follower counts on both "the good guys" and "the bad guys". With the recent takeover by Musk, what we're likely seeing is the existing Twitter guard panicking about being found out and pulling the plug on their manipulative algorithm. It's the only real explanation for the sudden change in follower counts drawn perfectly along partisan lines. As Tim Pool says "Elon Musk did not just by a Twitter platform, he bought evidence."