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Hypocrisy at its finest: Facebook whistleblowers are feted, while Julian Assange is jailed

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© (L) Julian Assange REUTERS / Peter Nicholls; (R) Frances Haugen REUTERS / Matt McClain
The very contrasting treatment of whistleblowers willing to testify against Facebook with that of the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder shows us that the Establishment's support of those 'spilling the beans' is highly selective.

All whistleblowers are equal, but some are more equal than others. Or, we could more specifically say, whistleblowers whose revelations aid ruling-class agendas are put in front of Congress and handed the mic, while those whose revelations expose ruling-class agendas are persecuted and end up in maximum-security jails.

This week we learnt that a second Facebook whistleblower, one Sophie Zhang, was willing to testify before Congress less than two weeks after we had Frances Haugen with her revelations.

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Bizarro Earth

The 'final solution' is full digitization: "The QR codification of the world"

Mr. Antonio Guterres,
Imagine humanity would one day - very soon - decide to stop wearing masks. In unison. Not in the streets, not in restaurants, not in shops, not in sports events - simply nowhere. Against all orders of a good portion of the 193 UN member governments, or at least the western governments. And, indeed, against the entire UN system - against the orders of Mr. Antonio Guterres, himself. Yes, indeed. Many of the UN agencies, not all yet, have started mandating vaxxing for their staff... or else.

How come, it hasn't occurred to everyone yet, that there is something wrong? Badly wrong. Can it be that it is simply cognitive dissonance? You know that there is something horribly wrong, but your comfort zone doesn't allow you to admit it? That was the case in the Third Reich - that brought forward Hitler's tyranny. The rest is history.

The alternative to imagine would be that all those who have decided not to get vaxxed - stick to it and make it public. They defy the totally illegal and unconstitutional orders of the government, the UN system which gets their marching orders from the dark invisible cult, that threatens with death, those who don't comply.

But just imagine, nobody would listen to these absurd and anti-constitutional orders, not even the police, nor the military - both law enforcement bodies would side with the people - with the very people, whose rights they have sworn to defend.

Actually, the latter has happened more than once already around the globe, where police brutality used to be particularly strong, suddenly a group of front-line police have taken off their helmets and marched with the people - in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and elsewhere. Lately, a similar trend may be crystallizing, in Australia's State of Victoria, where people of Melbourne have been in a lockdown literally for month.

Chess

Afghanistan risks becoming hotbed for terrorists from Syria and Iraq, pose potential new threat to region, Putin warns

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© REUTERS / Jorge Silva
Taliban fighters get out of a vehicle as they take a day off to visit the amusement park at Kabul's Qargha reservoir, at the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan October 8, 2021.
Terrorists from Iraq and Syria are increasingly on the move to Afghanistan following the takeover of the country by the Taliban, potentially posing a threat to the whole of Central Asia, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

On Wednesday, ahead of a meeting of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), made up of former Soviet nations, Putin announced that concerns around the growing presence of terrorists in the region will be discussed. This, he said, will concentrate on how to avoid destabilization in neighboring countries.

The summit, which is taking place on Thursday, brings together leaders from nine separate nations, including Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, which border the troubled nation.

Comment: Note that the terrorist threat mentioned above isn't considered to be coming from the Taliban, but instead it's thought that it will likely come from terrorist groups moving in from elsewhere; many of whom the West has been actively supporting in its wars on the Middle East over the last two decades. It's telling that these terrorist groups are attacking the Taliban and the relative safety they managed to create, and it's the Taliban that will lose out if terrorist groups gain power in the country: And check out SOTT radio's:



Star of David

Warmongering: FM Lapid says Israel claims 'right' to strike Iran 'at any moment' to prevent it from obtaining nukes

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, accompanied by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyanin, speaks at a press conference in Washington, October 13, 2021.
Israel reserves the right to attack Iran at any time of its choosing, under the pretext of stopping it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, Tel Aviv's FM Yair Lapid said after meeting with his American and Emirati counterparts.

Addressing reporters after a sit-down with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed in Washington on Wednesday, Lapid insisted that Tehran must not be allowed to obtain the bomb, saying the issue was at the "center" of his visit. Though Iran has long maintained it has no interest in developing nukes, Lapid vowed that Israel would stop its supposed "race to the bomb" by any means necessary.

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Brick Wall

Leaked Border Patrol docs show mass release of 160,000 illegal immigrants into US by Biden administration

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© Reuters / Adrees Latif
The Biden administration is releasing enormous numbers of migrants into the U.S., often with little to no oversight

At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S., often with little to no supervision, by the Biden administration since March - including a broad use of limited parole authorities to make more than 30,000 eligible for work permits since August, Border Patrol documents obtained by Fox News show.

The documents give a partial snapshot into how the Biden administration has been releasing enormous numbers of migrants into the U.S., often with little to no oversight, supervision or immediate risk of deportation.

Comment: The New York Post adds:
Nearly 40,000 illegal immigrants have been released since Aug. 6 on their own recognizance, including 128 single adults let go in a single day near Del Rio, Texas, without being required to wear an ankle monitor or tracked by phone as part of the "Alternatives to Detention program."

While immigration officials usually grant a handful of cases parole, Scott claimed the Biden administration is wielding it more broadly, including giving parole to thousands of Afghans as part of Operation Allies Welcome, the Afghanistan evacuation operation.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck . . . .Tucker called it in February, 2021:




USA

Trump holds 35-point leads over DeSantis, Pence in new poll

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Fmr. Pres. Donald Trump
Former President Trump holds a 35-point lead over Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence in a hypothetical 2024 GOP primary match-up, a new Morning Consult-Politico poll found.

Forty-seven percent of respondents in the survey said they would vote for Trump, while only 12 percent each said they would vote for DeSantis or Pence, the only candidates other than Trump to hit double-digit support.

The huge lead highlights the popularity Trump, who has repeatedly floated but not confirmed another White House run, continues to enjoy in the Republican Party.

Vader

Belarus threatens citizens with SEVEN YEARS behind bars just for following opposition social media accounts & news sites online

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© REUTERS / Vasily Fedosenko
Social media users in Belarus could potentially find themselves facing lengthy stints in prison for signing up to accounts belonging to banned political groups and media outlets on services like Twitter, Facebook and Telegram.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Minsk's Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime said that the new rules had been signed into force. "On October 12, the Council of Ministers adopted a decision on measures to combat extremism and the rehabilitation Nazism," officials said.

"As a result, the directorate has begun work on recognizing unregistered groups of citizens engaged in extremist activities, including using online messenger apps and social networks," the message reads. Those using Telegram channels to participate in discussions and share news will be prosecuted and face up to seven years in prison, the authorities confirm, adding that "those subscribing to extremist channels and chat rooms will face criminal prosecution!"

Comment: This looks to be not so much about Belarus cracking down on free speech but rather them dealing with the issue of foreign-based destabilization efforts through media/journalists.


Gold Bar

Preparing for the storm: Russia's gold & currency reserves hit record highs, Moscow warns of 'unprecedented inflationary pressures'

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© Sputnik / Ilya Naymushin
Gold bars of the highest standard of 99.99 percent purity are seen at The Gulidov Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous Metals Plant (Krastsvetmet) in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Russia's international reserves have reached historic levels, with the country investing in assets like gold and foreign currency amid growing economic uncertainty with inflation spiking steeply after a global borrowing spree.

On Thursday, Moscow's Accounts Chamber revealed that the nation has more overseas assets on hand than ever before. "The volume of Russia's international reserves now exceeds 61 billion US dollars," a statement from officials reads. "This is a historic record. No such figure has been achieved before in the whole existence of the Bank of Russia."

Comment: The ghost of the Weimar Republic creeps ever closer:


Newspaper

Boeing's 125,000 employees subject to Biden's vaccine mandate from December, religious & medical exemptions permitted

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© Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images
A Boeing worker in a face mask exits the Boeing Renton Factory, where the Boeing 737 MAX airliners are built in Renton, Washington on April 20, 2020.
Boeing said Tuesday that its roughly 125,000 U.S. employees have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or have an approved religious or medical exemption by Dec. 8 under President Joe Biden's executive order for federal contractor.

The aircraft manufacturer, which makes both commercial and military planes, is the latest federal contractor to inform its staff that it will comply with the mandate.

The exemptions would "be based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief," Boeing said in a statement. "Boeing will continue to carefully monitor guidance from public health agencies, and requirements from federal, state and local governments to inform our COVID-19 policies."


Comment: Meanwhile the authorities in Canada and Australia are not allowing religious exemptions, and the vast majority of countries are however allowing members of government and police officers exemptions, and for any reason; because apparently the coronavirus can differentiate people's vocation.


Comment: Considering the employee response elsewhere, that Boeing is allowing exemptions is a smart move because it's already suffered some of its worst scandals and poor performance in recent years, it likely couldn't survive any pushback over the mandates. That said, if the US tries to enforce vaccine passports, employees may be able to go to work but they may find life intolerable otherwise.

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Cult

How Mark Zuckerberg helped Dems 'sway' the 2020 election

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg spent millions ahead of the 2020 election.

The 2020 election wasn't stolen — but it could have been paid for. Mark Zuckerberg's millions bought lefty activists access to local election offices, allowing them to organize massive get-out-the-vote efforts in Democrat-dominated cities from the inside.

US cities and counties shouldn't be outsourcing election administration to partisans. But the vast Facebook-founder-funded campaign seduced many into doing just that.