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French riot cops brutally arrest 2 women... but retreat in face of big crowd of anti-Covid pass protesters in Paris mall

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French riot police officers have been scolded for brutally arresting two women, after backing away when confronted by a big group of protesters against the so-called coronavirus health passes, who stormed a mall in central Paris.

Hundreds of people forced their way into the Forum des Halles shopping center on Saturday, amid a nationwide string of demonstrations against the Covid-19 restrictions and mandates. The group was seen chanting 'Freedom!' inside the mall, which is partially underground and connected to the metro transit hub of Chatelet-Les Halles.

To restore public order, authorities deployed a riot police unit, BRAV-M, a French acronym for the Motorized Brigades for the Repression of Violent Actions - even though the crowd was not even technically defying the ban on entering shopping centers without a health certificate, since Forum des Halles is one of a handful of Paris venues exempt from the coronavirus pass mandate.


Russia building network of labs working with dangerous viruses to understand pathogens, develop new vaccines & enable testing checkpoints along whole border

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A mannequin, dressed in a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), stands at the entrance to the laboratory of the Vector enterprise of the State Scientific Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Work is now underway on building a "sanitary shield" around Russia, held together by a chain of high-tech biological research facilities designed to handle deadly pathogens and develop vaccines against them, Moscow has announced.

Speaking at the New Knowledge conference in the Russian capital on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova praised the project as vital for the country to deliver. The order to establish it came from President Vladimir Putin himself, and officials are now "actively working" on plans for it, she said.

"Today we believe that this project is one of the most important, because this won't be the only pandemic that we will have to face in our lives," Golikova added. The first 15 "high security" laboratories will be up and running by 2024 and will deal with viruses that are "very, very contagious, and lead to fatal diseases," she said. At present, the country only has three such labs, but there are hopes to lift this number to 36 by 2030.

Comment: The threat of being attacked with bioweapons is likely one reason for this huge project, but what could be the other possible motivations? Considering current events in our world, one wonders whether some of those backing this initiative in Russia are also aware of the possibility of outbreaks of other kinds, that history shows have erupted during similarly tumultuous times: And check out SOTT radio's:

Black Magic

Jen Psaki, brass-necked hypocrite: How far is Biden's official mouthpiece willing to go to protect her flailing boss?

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White House Press Secretary Psaki holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington
Being White House press secretary is hard. Particularly hard when your boss seemingly can't remember what he said last week. Even harder when he's caught trying to push a false narrative onto another world leader.

It must have something to do with all those TV lights, the undivided attention of the audience and the sheer power of being the intermediary between the President of the United States and the world's press that turns perfectly ordinary people into power-crazed monsters prepared to say or do anything to keep mud from sticking to their employer.

Comment: Par for the course:


The Covidian Cult (Part III)

Jim Jones
In The Covidian Cult (Part I) and (Part II), I characterized the so-called "New Normal" as a "global totalitarian ideological movement."

Since I published those essays, more and more people have come to see it for what it is, not "insanity" or "an overreaction," but, in fact, a new form of totalitarianism, a globalized, pathologized, depoliticized form, which is being systematically implemented under the guise of "protecting the public health."

In order to oppose this new form of totalitarianism, we need to understand how it both resembles and differs from earlier totalitarian systems. The similarities are fairly obvious — the suspension of constitutional rights, governments ruling by decree, official propaganda, public loyalty rituals, the outlawing of political opposition, censorship, social segregation, goon squads terrorizing the public, and so on — but the differences are not obvious.

Whereas 20th-Century totalitarianism (i.e., the form most people are generally familiar with) was more or less national and overtly political, New Normal totalitarianism is supranational, and its ideology is much more subtle. The New Normal is not Nazism or Stalinism. It is global-capitalist totalitarianism, and global capitalism doesn't have an ideology, technically, or, rather, its ideology is "reality."

Comment: See also:

Cloud Precipitation

More than 45 dead after Ida's remnants blindside Northeast

Schuylkill River flood
© AP Photo/Matt Rourke
The Schuylkill River exceeds its bank in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 in the aftermath of downpours and high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ida that hit the area.
A stunned U.S. East Coast faced a rising death toll, surging rivers and tornado damage Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain, drowning more than 40 people in their homes and cars.

In a region that had been warned about potentially deadly flash flooding but hadn't braced for such a blow from the no-longer-hurricane, the storm killed at least 46 people from Maryland to Connecticut on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

At least 23 people died in New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said. At least 13 people were killed in New York City, police said, 11 of them in flooded basement apartments, which often serve as relatively affordable homes in one of the nation's most expensive housing markets. Suburban Westchester County reported three deaths.

Officials said at least five people died in Pennsylvania, including one killed by a falling tree and another who drowned in his car after helping his wife to escape. A Connecticut state police sergeant, Brian Mohl, perished after his cruiser was swept away. Another death was reported in Maryland.

Sophy Liu said she tried using towels and garbage bags to stop the water coming into her first-floor New York City apartment, but the flood rose to her chest in just a half hour. She roused her son from bed, put him in a life jacket and inflatable swimming ring and tried to flee, but the door stuck. She called two friends who helped her jar it loose.

Yellow Vest

Australia's The Age takes a stand on lockdowns: Victoria can't go on like this

Australia  Premier Daniel Andrews
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Australia's Premier Daniel Andrews announces the extended lockdowns on Wednesday, September 1, 2021
A year ago, while Melbourne was in the grip of its long lockdown, the worst of the second COVID-19 outbreak was behind us. After peaking at 723 cases in late July, by the start of spring the daily figure for new cases had dropped to 70. At the time, all the enormous effort was paying off, and the eventual reward was a summer with few restrictions. A year later, it's a different state of affairs.

On Wednesday, the jump in new cases to 120 signalled that the chance of Victoria returning to COVID zero in the community has gone, and the government and health officers have acknowledged it. While the daily numbers are not in the same league as NSW's, the pathway back to more freedoms is the same - high vaccination rates.

Comment: For those with eyes to see, it's clear that Australia (and New Zealand) have been used as a testing ground for how far draconian restrictions on civil liberties can be taken. There has been no lack of petty tyrants willing to enforce them.

Cloud Precipitation

Storm Ida: Flash-flooding across US Northeast kills 45 - New rainfall record of 8cms in 1 hour in NYC - Tornados ravage New Jersey

Comment: The new rainfall record comes just TEN DAYS after the previous one was set...

Social media footage shows flooding in Williamsburg area of Brooklyn
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Social media footage shows flooding in Williamsburg area of Brooklyn
At least six people have died after flash flooding and tornadoes hit the north-east US, local media report.

Some people were trapped in the flooded basements of their homes, while one body was retrieved from a vehicle that was swept away.

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a state of emergency, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a "historic weather event".

At least 8cm of rain fell in just one hour in New York's Central Park.

The US National Weather Service declared a flood emergency in New York City, Brooklyn and Queens, and issued tornado warnings for parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Comment: From Floodlist:
While parts of Louisiana are still under water after storm surge and torrential rain from Hurricane Ida, remnants of the storm have moved north, dumping heavy rainfall and causing flooding in parts of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

Destructive floods hit parts of Southwest Virginia in the previous 24 hours.

Record Rainfall

National Weather Service (NWS) Eastern Region reported 48 hour rainfall totals of over 7 inches (177.8 mm) in several areas. Coatsville, Pennsylvania recorded 8.62 inches (218.95 mm) and Stockton in New Jersey 8.04 inches (204.22 mm). Most of this rain fell during a 12 to 24 hour period to late 01 September, NWS Eastern Region said.

New York City saw its rainfall record broken for the second time in a few weeks. The National Weather Service (NWS) recorded 3.15 inches (80 mm) of rain in New York's Central Park in one hour, far surpassing the 1.94 inches (49.27 mm) that fell in one hour during Tropical Storm Henri which was a record high at the time.

Rainfall in north east USA after remnants of Hurricane Ida 30 August to 01 September 2021.
© NWS Eastern Region
Rainfall in north east USA after remnants of Hurricane Ida 30 August to 01 September 2021.
UPDATE 02/09/2021:
Several tornadoes touched down in New Jersey, wreaking destruction through communities as the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the East Coast, also triggering New York City's first ever flash flood emergency amid a massive downpour.

Twisters were spotted in multiple locations across New Jersey on Wednesday evening, with dramatic videos circulating on social media showing massive funnel clouds touching down.

Extensive damage to homes was also seen in other videos making the rounds, as well as flooded streets in Hoboken.
Meanwhile the flooding continues:

Cloud Precipitation

Water, water everywhere: Heavy rainfall causes destructive flash floods in Spain - 3 inches of rain recorded in just 30 MINUTES

Street turns into river as flash floods wreak

Street turns into river as flash floods wreak havoc in Toledo
Heavy rainfall on Wednesday caused flooding in parts of central and eastern Spain. The provinces of Tarragona, Castellón and Toledo were particularly affected by the storms, while in Madrid the rising waters flooded homes and created significant traffic disruption.

On Thursday, parts of mainland Spain as well as the Balearic Islands were on the national weather agency Aemet's yellow alert level for rain and thunderstorms.

Train services were still affected on Thursday morning. At 8.30am, the railway company Renfe notified interruptions on the high-speed Madrid-Toledo line between the stations of La Sagra and Toledo, as well as additional disruptions on the Tarancón-Huete line (between Aranjuez and Cuenca) and the Teruel-Zaragoza line (at Cariñena).

In Catalonia, weather stations recorded rainfall of 77mm in just 30 minutes. The heavy rain triggered flash floods on city streets and damaged ground-floor properties in municipalities of the Montsià and Baix Ebre areas of Tarragona province. In the small coastal town of Alcanar (population 9,300), record rainfall of 167mm caused flash floods that dragged vehicles out to sea.


Gab.ai received a letter from the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Protest at the US Capitol. Here is its response...

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Gab.ai's Andrew Torba
Following Gab's receipt of a letter from the January 6th Committee investigating the protests at the U.S. Capitol, we responded to Congress today to set the record straight about Gab and its role, or rather its lack of a role, in the events of January 6th.

We told Congress that Gab exists to promote freedom of speech. By this we mean all written or spoken expression protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. No more, no less. We accordingly have a longstanding zero-tolerance policy towards threats of violence and use of our platform for criminal purposes.

As to controversial, but nonetheless legal, speech, we believe - as Justice Brandeis did - that "sunlight is the best disinfectant, electric light the most efficient policeman." This means that Gab seeks to serve as an online home for dissent, whether it emanates from protestors in Hong Kong, Russia, or the United States.

Sometimes this means that Gab finds itself hosting people or ideas wide segments of a given population regard as loathsome or evil. It is not our place, nor should it be the place of any technology company, to interfere with Americans' civil rights and sit in judgment over their lawful expression.

Comment: Gab.ai has the ADL to thank for this. The snitch 'Jewish' organization wrote on Jan 13th, just a week after the 'insurrection' at the Capitol:
To the extent Gab intentionally served as a forum for people to plan, coordinate, engage in or otherwise facilitate the criminal activity that took place on January 6, a Department of Justice investigation is warranted.
8 months later, it turns out that no such plot or criminal activity took place - except in 'pretend' form among FBI and other government agents - yet Gab.ai must nevertheless 'be put to the question'...


Where are the autopsies of people who died post vaccination?

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Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, published a commentary July 7, 20211 asking an important question about the rising number of deaths being reported to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in conjunction with the COVID-19 injection program.

Her credentials2 are many: She's a clinical lecturer in medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Columbia University and is the author of several books. And, as president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness and chairman of the Public Health Committee of the Pima County (Arizona) Medical Society, she asks: Why haven't there been autopsies of healthy people who are dying unexpectedly after receiving a COVID jab?