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Leaked CDC slides call for universal masking, reinstating 'mitigation strategies', vaccine mandates for HCP to stop delta variant

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According to leaked slides, the Delta variant is more transmissible than Ebola, Smallpox and the 1918 Spanish Flu - thus, the CDC is calling for universal masking, vaccine mandates and more mitigation strategies.

The slides suggest that the next steps for the CDC are to "acknowledge the war has changed, improve [the] public's understanding of breakthrough infections, [and] improve communications around individual risk among [the] vaccinated."

Comment: Notice the CDC's sleight of hand. "More transmissible" does NOT equate to "more lethal". The CDC is playing the numbers game again, just as it did with death rates. Anyone who 'died with Covid' was equated statistically as having 'died FROM Covid.' Thus was the panic born. They're trying the same trick again with the added threat of covid passports, but it may not work as well as they hope.

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NewsReal: Pandemic is Over! (If You Want it)

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In the face of growing mass demonstrations against government overreach, political authorities across the West this week DOUBLED-DOWN on their 'anti-pandemic measures' by announcing the return of mandatory facemask-wearing in public (the vaccinated included), and mandatory vaccines for all.

Also this week, the US CDC acknowledged that the 'fully vaccinated' are just as likely to spread the virus (and come down with Covid-19) as the non-vaccinated. So... what's the point of the vaccines again?! And the masks? And the lockdowns and the social distancing for that matter!?

In this NewsReal, Joe & Niall disentangle the mixed government messaging and the media misinformation about what people 'should' or 'must' do, and conclude that... the PANDEMIC IS OVER! (for the awake and aware)

Running Time: 01:48:49

Download: MP3 — 74.7 MB

Comment: Alternatively, you can watch this podcast on NewsReal's Rumble channel:


Dozens of House Republicans, staffers march maskless to Senate floor to protest mask mandate

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Republican congressmen and staffers protest the new mask mandate in the House chamber, July 29, 2021.
Dozens of House Republicans and their staffers marched maskless out of the House to the Senate floor in protest of the new mask mandate for the lower chamber.

The lawmakers and their staffers traveled across the Capitol on Thursday to protest the fact that Capitol Police have instructed officers to arrest staffers and visitors who don't wear masks and refuse to leave the House.

Prior to the migration, Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, motioned to adjourn the House in protest against the mandate that Republicans have said came down from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.


Trump blamed Justice officials for "inaction" over election fraud, said they had obligation to declare election "illegal, corrupt'

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President Trump speaks at Save America rally in Wellington, Ohio, June 26, 2021.
President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election "corrupt" in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation.

"Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen," Trump said at one point to then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, according to notes taken by Richard Donoghue, who was then Rosen's deputy and who was also on the call.

The notes of the Dec. 27 call, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, underscore the lengths to which Trump went to try to overturn the results of the election and to elicit the support of senior government officials in that effort. Emails released last month show Trump and his allies in the last weeks of his presidency pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread election fraud, forwarding them conspiracy theories and even a draft legal brief they hoped would be filed with the Supreme Court.

Comment: If the claims were 'unsubstantiated conspiracy theory', surely they'd have had no problem allowing the legal brief to be filed, if only to make an example of Trump's request and prove the allegations as false, after all, it was requested by the then democratically elected President.

Comment: See also: 120+ retired US generals sign letter questioning Biden's mental health, 2020 election result, warn of 'tyrannical govt'

And check out SOTT radio's: Newsreal #33: Strange Days in DC - Military Checkpoints as US Capital Awaits 'Virtual Inauguration'


'Vaccination must remain a personal choice': Bavaria's minister defends rights of citizens for refusing the injections

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FILE PHOTO: People outside a vaccination center in Dresden, Germany, July 29, 2021.
A senior German official in Bavaria has shrugged off criticism from fellow politicians who are accusing him of supporting the country's anti-vaccination movement.

Hubert Aiwanger, Bavaria's economy minister and deputy minister-president, pushed back against criticism of his stance on immunization.

"I believe that vaccination is an important component of the fight against the coronavirus, but it still has to remain a personal decision."

Comment: Meanwhile in Australia: MILITARY enforcing lockdown, helicopters soar overheard blaring warnings, gov't wants to inject 80% of population before border block lifted


Obrador takes a stand: Mexico won't be 'hostage' to Big Pharma, internet predicts trouble after he rejects Covid jabs for kids

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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Social media users have theorized that President Andres Manuel López Obrador could face severe repercussions after he refused to purchase Covid vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn't bow to pressure from drugs firms.

In remarks made earlier this week, the Mexican leader said his government was still waiting for the scientific community to demonstrate the benefits of vaccinating minors. Until conclusive evidence was provided, Mexico would refuse to purchase jabs for children, Obrador announced, adding that pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on ensuring medical necessity as they rake in record sales from Covid-19 vaccines.

Comment: There is precedent prompting the warnings to Obrador:

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Excuses: Twitter claims it banned election audit accounts because of 'spam'

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Jack Dorsey
Twitter is claiming that the real reason it banned six accounts dedicated to the audit of 2020 election ballots in Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada and Pennsylvania is because the accounts were "spamming" the platform.

The banned accounts included @ArizonaAudit, @Audit_PA, @AuditGeorgia, @AuditNevada, @AuditWisconsin, and @AuditWarRoom.

The bans came on on the same day that Congress began its partisan, Democrat-led Jan 6th proceedings, a day after PayPal announced it would work with law enforcement to monitor "extremists," and a day after an online counter-terrorism organization of which Twitter is a member announced it would shift its focus from Islamic extremism to the "far right."

Comment: Dorsey's excuses are becoming threadbare. Twitter's latest actions are in keeping with social media's long-term attack on Trump and his supporters. It also extends to conservative views in general. What are they so afraid of?


A 'New Cold War' has already started, but Russia & China are winning against a 'weakening' West, says former Kremlin adviser

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The Soviet Union might have lost the first Cold War, but Russia is ahead in the rematch with the US and, this time, has every chance of coming out on top. That's according to one well-known Moscow scholar, Sergey Karaganov.

Speaking to Russian newspaper Argumenty I Fakty, the academic argued that Moscow is now much stronger than it was during the late Soviet period, and the West has weakened in that time.

Karaganov has been one of Russia's top foreign-policy theorists for decades, and has also advised President Vladimir Putin in the past. He is currently the head of the World Economy and International Affairs faculty at the Higher School of Economics (HSE), a prestigious university in Moscow. He is also well-known for the eponymous 'Karaganov doctrine,' which states that Moscow should act as a defender of human rights for ethnic Russians living in the near abroad.

Comment: See also:

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Slavoj Zizek: The 'remedies' that Gates and Soros use to try to offset evils they've caused don't cure the disease, but prolong it

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Bill Gates, George Soros and Coronavirus
The routine of these billionaires is nothing but a lie: speculative exploitation followed by vacuous humanitarian concerns about the catastrophic consequences that their ruthless capitalism is responsible for in the first place.

Every authentic Leftist should put on the wall above his bed or table the opening paragraph of Oscar Wilde's The Soul of Man under Socialism, where he points out that "It is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought." People find themselves surrounded by hideous poverty, by hideous ugliness, by hideous starvation. It is inevitable that they should be strongly moved by all this. Accordingly, with admirable - though misdirected - intentions, they very seriously and very sentimentally set themselves the task of remedying the evils that they see. But their 'remedies' do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it.

Indeed, these remedies are part of the disease. The proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible. And the altruistic virtues have really prevented the carrying out of this aim. It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institution of private property.

This last sentence provides a concise formula of what is wrong with Bill and Melinda Gates' foundation. It is not enough just to point out that the Gates charity is based on brutal business practice - one should take a step further and also denounce the ideological foundation of the Gates charity, the vacuity of its pan-humanitarianism.

Comment: Mindsets stop too short then go too far.


Biden ending the US combat role in Iraq is meaningless - America still needs to be there to keep up its role in Syria

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US President Biden • Iraqi PM Al-Kadhimi
Biden's announcement that the US combat mission in Iraq will come to an end by the end of the year hides the reality that their presence in Iraq shields a broader combat mission in Syria and Iran. It's not ending anytime soon.

Joe Biden recently announced that the US combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year. This announcement reflects the reality on the ground more than a major shift in US policy, and as such operates more as an exercise in semantics than a portent of any withdrawal of US forces from the region. According to the president, the US military will transition away from a hands-on combat role to one which focuses on training, advising and intelligence-sharing with supported Iraqi forces. Biden said:
"Our shared fight against ISIS is critical for the stability of the region and our counterterrorism operation will continue, even as we shift to this new phase we're going to be talking about."
There are currently some 2,500 US troops in Iraq.

Current US combat operations in Iraq appear to be the sole purview of elite Special Operations Forces drawn from so-called "Tier-1" Special Mission Units assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command. These units include the Army's Delta Force, the Navy's SEAL Team 6, Marine Raiders, Army Rangers, Air Force Combat Control Teams, and Army Special Operations helicopter units from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. While the Department of Defense is tight-lipped about the deployment and operational tasking of these units, media reports indicate that as of earlier this year, elements of the US Army's Delta Force, operating in concert with units from the British Special Air Service, were engaged in special reconnaissance missions inside Iraq designed to locate and identify targets affiliated with the Islamic State for subsequent destruction by coalition aircraft.

Comment: Nothing is as the US presents it - a flaw to live by.