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EU allows house crickets in food products

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The European Union recently allowed Acheta Domesticus, better known as the house cricket, to show up on European Union consumers' tables. The newly approved regulation will allow food producers to introduce the partially defatted powder of Acheta Domesticus to the E.U. food market.

The E.U. Commission passed the application presented in 2019 by the Cricket One Company. Now, food producers can use the powder in the production of several foods, including pizza and pasta-based products, nuts and oilseeds, snacks and sauces, meat preparations and soups, multigrain bread and rolls, crackers and breadsticks, cereal bars, dry pre-mixes for baked products, biscuits, processed potato products, legume- and vegetable-based dishes, whey powder, maize flour-based snacks, beer-like beverages and chocolate confectionery.

The go-ahead came on the heels of the scientific opinion expressed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which verified and approved the safety of the new powder.

EFSA also approved the powder production process, which includes a 24-hours fasting period for the insects before they are frozen, washed, thermally processed, have their oil extracted and, finally, transformed into dried-up powder.

The march of house crickets into European kitchens will not be completed alone. On January 6th, the E.U. Commission also approved the introduction of the frozen, paste, dried and powdered forms of Alphitobius diaperinus larvae, also known as the lesser mealworm, to the consumer food market.

Comment: Coerced bug-eating is part of a wider neo-Malthusian program that goes back a hundred years. The WEF is currently its biggest and most successful purveyor, following in the footsteps of the Rhodes roundtable groups, the CFR, and Trilateral Commission, among others. The basic overarching goal: undo the developed world, and keep the developing world from developing. Economic development is not "sustainable," you see.


Black Magic

Europe has enemies within, enemies without

France’s President Emmanuel Macron (R) with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

France’s President Emmanuel Macron (R) with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as they arrive to attend a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, Sorbonne university’s Grand Amphitheatre, Paris, Jan. 22, 2023
The internal balances of the European Union are significantly transforming as a consequence of the US' proxy war with Russia in Ukraine. The countries that are close neighbours of the conflict zone — countries of Eastern Europe and the Baltic States — have a greater sense of involvement in the conflict in comparison with the countries of Old Europe. These New Europeans have had a difficult history that puts them on a pronouncedly 'anti-Russian' trajectory.

Their Manichean fears of Russia brought them closer to the US and post-Brexit Britain than to their natural allies in western Europe. Poland, the mightiest entity of New Europe, is investing massively in defence, which may catapult it as the leading military power in Europe.

In 2022, Poland concluded a huge arms purchase contract with South Korea: heavy combat tanks (four times more than France), artillery, fighter jets, for 15 billion euros. Warsaw also signed a contract last month to purchase two observation satellites from France for 500 million euros. Poland is determined to be ever more consequential in European affairs.

On the other hand, for Germany, Europe's powerhouse, the war is a particularly sensitive issue and it is caught up in a certain constant questioning of itself. Germany's Nazi legacy, its chosen dependence on Russian gas and the reluctance to deliver the first weapons to Ukraine put it in agony today over the issue of heavy tank deliveries.

Eye 2

'Pure evil' -- Davos attendee Tony Blair calls for digital vaccine tracking

Tony Blair
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Tony Blair speaking at Davos 2023
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that global "digital infrastructures" are needed to monitor who is vaccinated as he predicted a "slew" of new vaccines to be introduced to the world in the next few years.

Appearing at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Iraq War architect and former Labour Party Prime Minister Tony Blair said that even though the Chinese coronavirus has subsided in the public mind, governments must continue to develop digital tracking systems for vaccines, including for unspecified jabs for the "world's most dangerous diseases".

"You need the data, you need to know who has been vaccinated and who hasn't been. Some of the vaccines that come online will be multiple shots... so you've got to have a proper digital infrastructure and most countries don't have that," the former British prime minister said.

Comment: Since leaving office, Blair has not been slacking in his pursuit of the elite's global dominance:


Evil Rays

Top British think tank reveals Russia's overwhelming cyberwarfare dominance over Ukraine - why has Western media ignored its report?

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Russian servicemen of the Southern Military District’s electronic warfare units prepare to use a Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare system in the course of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine
The UK's Royal United Services Institute admits Kiev has been completely overwhelmed by Moscow, despite having the best NATO tech

On November 30, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), an elite military think tank, and lobby group, with deep ties to the UK government, published a landmark report entitled 'Preliminary Lessons in Conventional Warfighting from Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: February-July 2022'. While desperate to portray the operation as a failure, even the normally Russophobic RUSI can't ignore Moscow's total cyberwarfare dominance over Kiev.

Complete superiority

Buried in the document is a long section on the electronic warfare aspect of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. It found that within weeks of February 24, Moscow's forces quickly established total dominance in this sphere by deploying extensive jamming infrastructure. Once achieved, Kiev's most sophisticated cyber systems were not only totally confused, but absolutely crippled.

Comment: Add to that Russia's ability to wage brute, on-the-ground industrial warfare for years. They have all the manpower, manufacturing and natural resources they need to go on almost indefinitely, and they've stated as much. It's not they who will be bled dry in this fruitless war, but the West.


Chess

Collective West promotes 'regime change' in Russia at Davos

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Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff, the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has offered a telling insight into the purpose behind the US-led sanctioning of Russia by the collective West.

While participating in a panel at the 2023 World Economic Forum in Davos, Rogoff underscored the importance to the West of not only staying the course on the current anti-Russia sanctions, but also be prepared to do even more to create conditions for "regime change" inside Russia.

While acknowledging that "getting regime change is hard" through sanctions, Rogoff concluded "that is where Russia is headed." According to Rogoff, Russia is facing "incredible poverty" because of the sanctions imposed on it by the collective West, and that the 39 countries participating in these restrictions must be prepared to apply even more pressure in the face of a likely Russian escalation in the coming weeks, as the Russian military completes its reorganization in the Special Military Operation (SMO) theater and the incorporation of the last of the 300,000 reservists mobilized last fall.

Bizarro Earth

Davos 2023 - Whistling Past the Great Reset's Graveyard

WEF meeting
In November 2021 I wrote a piece entitled "Have We Finally Reached Peak Davos?" This article was scarily spot on. When you've written as much as I have over the past five years, however, it's easy to look back and point at how prescient you were.

Even if you've gotten a whole lotta stuff wrong, which I have.

That particular article, though, was nearly point-for-point correct in assessing the state of The Davos Crowd's Great Reset project.

I wrote a Twitter thread about this the other day to pound the next few nails in Davos' coffin before the opening of this year's convocation of clueless globalists.


Footprints

Russia orders Estonia's ambassador to leave

Margus Laidre
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Estonian Ambassador Margus Laidre arrives at the Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow, January 23, 2023.
Russia has reduced the level of diplomatic ties with Estonia and told its ambassador, Margus Laidre, to leave Moscow by February 7. The move comes after Estonia demanded that Moscow cut the staff of its embassy in Tallinn.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that "the Estonian leadership has been deliberately destroying the whole complex of [bilateral] relations."

"Tallinn has elevated total Russophobia and the cultivation of hostilities towards our country to the level of state policy," the statement read.

This month, the Estonian authorities told Russia to drastically reduce the personnel in its embassy in Tallinn by February 1. "Considering that the personnel of the Russian embassy is not working on improving Estonian-Russian relations in the middle of an aggressive war, we believe that the current size of the Russian mission is unjustified," Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said at the time.

Caesar

Moscow warns West of 'global tragedy' if its territory is threatened by Western weapons

Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin
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State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. Should its territory be threatened, Russia will retaliate with "more powerful weapons," the Duma speaker has said.
A "global tragedy" could be in store for humanity if the West keeps supplying weapons to Ukraine, Russia's most senior lawmaker has warned. Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the State Duma, also suggested that Moscow could retaliate with more powerful arms, should its territory be threatened.

Volodin's remarks came days after a meeting at US Ramstein air base in Germany at which Western powers pledged to continue supporting Kiev.

On Sunday, Volodin took to Telegram to point out that should the weapons provided by the US and fellow NATO member states be used to "strike civilian cities and to attempt to seize our territories, as they threaten [to do]," Moscow would respond with "more powerful weapons."


Comment: This is the second such warning that a Russian official has given in the last 2 weeks; one would suppose that Russia is well aware of the West's machinations at Ramstein, and the desperation of Ukraine's losing Nazi army, and so they're making their position clear, despite also knowing that the pathocrats in the West may be unable to control themselves: Last warning? 'We repeat: Western weapons & foreign military personnel servicing them are legitimate targets for Russia' - Zakharova


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NewsReal: Germany Sending Tanks to 'Save Ukraine' - WEF Meets to 'Save The Planet'

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In an apparent last-ditch effort to thwart Russian forces sweeping across Ukraine, the Anglo-Americans are putting enormous pressure on Germany to greenlight the delivery of thousands of German-made Leopard 2 tanks to the 'war theater' they created. Faced with the prospect of the Russian army destroying German tanks en masse, for the second time in 80 years, will Germany cave and repeat history?

Meanwhile, the 'globalist elite' are meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for this year's World Economic Forum, where its representatives and prestigious guests are doing everything possible to validate ordinary people's suspicions that 'the globalists' are megalomaniacs.


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Brick Wall

National Archives refusing to share Biden doc info with House Republicans without DOJ approval

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An empty Secret Service guard shack located outside the access road leading to President Biden's private residence in Wilmington, Del., April 19, 2019.
National Archives officials argue sharing certain information on Biden classified documents may hamper DOJ special counsel investigation

The National Archives says it requires Justice Department approval before it can share information with Congress about the classified documents found in President Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, and the Penn Biden Center think tank.

Republicans on Capitol Hill have demanded details on the contents of the three stashes of classified documents found in Biden's Wilmington garage and the Penn Biden Center's offices in Washington.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., has been aggressive in seeking details about the documents and Biden's handling of them. Nevertheless, the National Archives sent a letter to Comer Tuesday evening saying it cannot yet comply.

"DOJ has advised it will need to consult with the newly appointed Office of Special Counsel (SCO) in DOJ to assess whether information can be released without interfering with the SCO's investigation," acting Archivist Debra Steidel Wall wrote in the letter, first obtained by CNN.

Comment: A Fox panel discusses the scandal: