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How low can he go? Biden's approval rating drops to 33% as inflation surges

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President Joe Biden's approval rating has declined even further amid higher inflation, vaccine mandates and the president's push for new voting laws.

Quinnipiac released new polling showing that surveyed Americans give Biden a job approval rating of 33%, a figure that has steadily declined since he took office.

"Americans give President Joe Biden a negative 33-53 percent job approval rating, while 13 percent did not offer an opinion," Quinnipiac said. "In November 2021, Americans gave Biden a negative 36-53 percent job approval rating with 10 percent not offering an opinion."

The poll came a day after Biden chided Republicans Tuesday for refusing to support Democrats' voting measures and on the heels of the defeat of Biden's "Build Back Better" spending bill in Congress.

Snakes in Suits

Prince Andrew stripped of military titles after sexual abuse case moves to trial

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Prince Andrew is to be stripped of his military titles, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The decision comes in the wake of a decision by a US judge to allow a civil sexual abuse case involving the Duke of York to move to trial. Andrew denies all the allegations.

In a statement, the palace said: "With the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York's military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."

Bad Guys

Not enough children in Canada are getting COVID-19 jabs - PM Trudeau

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Not enough Canadian children are being vaccinated against COVID-19 at a time when the Omicron variant threatens to swamp healthcare systems, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday.

As of Jan. 1, 87.6% of Canadians above the age of 12 had received two shots. But among those aged from 5 to 12, that number dipped to just 2%, with 45.6% having received one dose.

"Almost half of kids across this country have gotten their vaccine. ... We need to get more, so please ask your parents if you can get vaccinated," Trudeau said, addressing children directly during a regular briefing.

Comment: See:


Bullseye

Lavrov says US bill on sanctions against Russia is 'nervous breakdown'

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the latest US bill on sanctions against Russia amounted to a nervous breakdown.

"It's a kind of a nervous breakdown," he said on Channel One television. "In the infinite efforts to affirm their own greatness, some people have reached a certain psychological point that's very hard to explain."

"I read with astonishment all these initiatives," he went on to say. "They seem like grown up people and serious politicians that aren't doing their first year in Congress but these steps absolutely don't grace them."

Bad Guys

Biden admin flip-flops on tracking Covid jab refusers

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A US government agency in Washington, DC has said it will make a list of those who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19 for religious reasons. The move goes against earlier promises by the Biden administration.

The Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) for the District of Columbia announced its intention to create what it called the "Employee Religious Exception Request Information System" in a notice on Tuesday.

According to the agency, which assists officers in DC with formulating release recommendations and supervising defendants awaiting trial, the new system will store the names and "personal religious information" of employees who file "religious accommodation requests for religious exception from the federally mandated vaccination requirement."

Gold Seal

Revolver's essential Jan 6 reading list

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On January 6th, the Regime media, and even much of the Republican Party, immediately declared the Capitol riots an "armed insurrection," an assault on democracy, and the worst day for the republic since Pearl Harbor or even the Civil War.

For months, Revolver has been doing the investigative work that America's hundreds of other news outlets are too corrupt or too cowardly to perform themselves. We have watched the tape, read the indictments, dissected the news reports, and punctured the narratives.

Most notably, Revolver's reporting changed the entire national narrative on 1/6 by focusing on evidence of foreknowledge and active instigation on 1/6 by elements of the federal government itself. It is this dark revelation that has generated howls of hysterical denunciation across the broad spectrum of Regime media outlets and mouthpieces.

Comment: In a just world, Revolver News would be winning multi-year Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, rather than the New York Times, Atlantic, Washington Post and other propaganda mouthpieces.


Bug

The Double Helix of Entwined Pandemic and Economic Strategy

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The corollary to the collapse of the technocratic initiative to liquify the over-leveraged economy might well be recession, Alastair Crooke writes.

Three years ago, I said to an American Professor from the U.S. Army War College in Washington, in respect to the campaign to return American lost Blue Collar jobs to Asia, that these jobs would never return. They were gone for good.

He retorted that that was precisely so, but I was missing the point, he said. America did not expect, or want, the majority of those humdrum manufacturing jobs back. They should stay in Asia. The Élites, he said, wanted only the commanding heights of Tech. They wanted the intellectual property, the protocols, the metrics, the regulatory framework that would allow America to define and expand across the next two decades of global technological evolution.

The real dilemma however, he said was, "What is to be done with the 20% of the American workforce that would be no longer needed: that was no longer necessary to the functioning of a tech-led U.S. economy?"

In fact, what the Professor said was but one facet of a fundamental economic dilemma. From the seventies and eighties onwards, U.S. corporations were busy offshoring their labour costs to Asia. Partly, this was to cut costs and increase profitability (which it did) - but it also represented something deeper.

Blue Pill

The "progressive" logic of Build Back Better — and its dangers

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"Build Back Better" is far more consequential than the earlier COVID relief packages. That's why Democrats are so angry at those who blocked its passage and so determined to push it forward.

Why is BBB more important than the COVID legislation? Because pandemic relief was essentially a massive stimulus program, with the usual smorgasbord of treats for favored groups, but little more than that. Although BBB is also a massive stimulus, its real importance lies in the permanent entitlement programs it would launch, everything from universal pre-K and Medicare expansion to mandated paid leave from private employers.

Those are major building blocks in the Democrats' long-term plan to construct a full-fledged social-welfare state along European lines. Achieving that ambitious, transformational goal — while making irreversible changes in how America governs itself — is why the party is fighting so hard and why the left is so furious about the Senate stalemate, personified by West Virginia's Joe Manchin, a Democrat who refuses to go along, either to pass the bill or eliminate the filibuster to pass President Biden's non-budget initiatives.

Comment: While "progressive" policies can have an important and useful place in politics, what the Dems are moving towards, along with their Technocratic brethren, is nothing less than a full blown Totalitarian state - for which the benign-seeming social justice veneer of Build Back Better/Green New Deal legislation is just a highly cynical ruse and marketing ploy.


Attention

EU to stage large-scale cyberattack exercise on supply chains

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European Union governments will launch later this week a large-scale simulation of cyberattacks against multiple member states.

Participants will be confronted with attacks on their supply chains and some spillover socio-economic effects in other member states, before having to coordinate public communications and a diplomatic response, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Bloomberg.

The aim of the six-week exercise is to stress-test Europe's resilience, strengthen preparedness and cooperation among member states, and improve the effectiveness of a joint response.

Comment: Throughout the last two decades, we've seen that a significant number of these 'exercises' are either accompanied with, or followed by, a real live attack. And with the supply chain already teetering on the edge of collapse, it wouldn't take much to trigger its downfall.

Russia doesn't stand to benefit, because its economy is fairing much better than those in the West and it is already being smeared for an attack that has yet to even happen. In addition, a significant disruption of the supply chain would likely be followed by the enforcement in the West of a number of policies that just so happen to fulfill the schemes of The Great Reset gang, not Russia's: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Is The Government Hyping Shortages? And is 'Vaccination Shedding' Really a Thing?




Eye 1

US admits it's pressuring Germany to block Nord Stream II gas pipeline despite soaring gas prices

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Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.
America is working alongside EU partners to halt certification of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and is encouraging Germany not to give it official approval, the US undersecretary of state for political affairs has said.

Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Victoria Nuland also noted that Washington is considering further sanctions against the system if Russia were to invade Ukraine.

Nord Stream 2 was completed in September but is yet to be certified and has not yet begun operations. It directly connects Russia to Germany, cutting out any third-party countries, which could significantly lower the price of gas. Washington has repeatedly sanctioned the system, claiming that it threatens Europe's 'energy security', while some have accused the US of cynically trying to stop the pipeline so it can sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the continent.

Comment: From the perspective of the ailing and desperate US hegemon, it has a lot more to lose than just 'energy policy self-interest', because projects like Nord Stream II demonstrate Russia's integral position on the world stage, and cheap and reliable gas deals based on a mutually beneficial relationship is not something the US wants its lackeys, like Germany, to become accustomed to: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse