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The never-ending ridiculousness of Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau
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Are there any photos of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau where he isn't in blackface? I'm struggling to remember the last time I saw one. There he was again yesterday, this wokest of world leaders, this darling of centrist Twitter, covered in black facepaint and sticking his tongue out. You know, like those dark-skinned foreigners do. The pic is from an Arabian Nights fancy-dress party - man, the bourgeoisie are weird - that Trudeau attended in 2001, when he was 29. Twenty-nine. If you're on the cusp of 30, at the dawn of this new millennium, and you still don't know it's wrong to don blackface, there's something wrong with you.

This is only the latest in a long line of Trudeau blackface scandals, of course. The man appears to have spent a significant chunk of his younger years blacked up. There are three blackface incidents that we know of. There could be more. As one headline put it: 'Trudeau says he can't recall how many times he wore blackface make-up.' Imagine blacking up so often you can't remember all the times you did it. Trudeau's defenders say it was youthful daftness. Really? I don't know a single person who has ever blacked up. I know people who have done daft things, of course. But not that.

Trudeau's penchant for blackface is very odd. He puts it down to the fact that he has always been 'more enthusiastic about costumes than is sometimes appropriate'. Riiight. It is mostly a matter for Mr Trudeau and his conscience, of course, as to why he was black-painting his face - and, in one incident, his tongue too - well into his twenties. But it's a matter for all of us who inhabit the online world as to why Trudeau has never been cancelled, or even seriously threatened with cancellation, for doing something that would be ferociously denounced as racist if anyone else on earth had done it.

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Pirates

Dutch junior minister SACKED after criticizing 'illogical' vaccine passports

Covid-19 vaccine
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FILE PHOTO: A local healthcare worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 14 April 2021
Junior Economic Affairs Minister Mona Keijzer has been fired by Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Her crime? Suggesting that the country's vaccine passport scheme is "illogical" and the Netherlands should "go back to the old normal."

As of Sunday, people hoping to visit bars, cafés, restaurants, and other venues will have to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or the results of a recent negative test. The pass system was introduced despite recent mass protests in Amsterdam, and demonstrations against the now-compulsory vaccine passports took place again on Sunday.

Criticism of the scheme has come from both the public and workers in the hospitality sector, but also from within the government. In an interview with the Telegraaf newspaper on Saturday, Keijzer had said it was "inexplicable" that the pass was required, even though the wholesale reopening of schools and universities in August had not led to a surge in hospitalizations.

Comment: Clearly the narrative the government is pushing is so demonstrably false that any dissent must immediately be stamped out. This kind of behaviour is typical in pathocracies throughout history: Political Ponerology And The Rise Of Totalitarianism In The West


Handcuffs

Biden pushing for dishonorable discharges, court martials for troops who refuse vaccines

soldier vaxxed
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The Biden administration is pushing for dishonorable discharges and even court martials for troops who disobey orders to get COVID vaccines.

GOP Representative Mark Green of Tennessee proposed an amendment this week to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prohibit "any discharge but honorable" for troops who refuse vaccines.

The White House responded with a statement noting:
"The Administration strongly opposes section 716 [as] it would detract from readiness and limit a commander's options for enforcing good order and discipline when a Service member fails to obey a lawful order to receive a vaccination.

"To enable a uniformed force to fight with discipline, commanders must have the ability to give orders and take appropriate disciplinary measures."
Responding to the statement, Rep. Green said
"I am appalled that the Biden Administration is trying to remove my amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that prevents anything but an honorable discharge for service members who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This was a bipartisan amendment — every Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee agreed to it. No American who raises their hand to serve our Nation should be punished for making a highly personal medical decision."
Another section of the bill, 720, proposes that troops who have previously had COVID-19 should be exempted from a vaccine mandate.

The Biden administration also opposes it, claiming it creates
"a new and overly broad exemption from the vaccination requirement for previous infection that would undermine the effectiveness of the requirement."

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Tucker Carlson revealed Monday that a bizarre presentation was given to troops sardonically ridiculing vaccine mandates with links to satanism, as the military pushes mandates, even for elite navy SEALS who have had the virus and have natural immunity.




Arrow Up

Gen. Milley: US, Russia should explore ways to increase military contacts

Milley
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Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff US General Mark Milley
The top U.S. military officer says the United States should explore ways to expand its military contacts with Russia as a way to increase trust and avoid a miscalculation.

Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said allowing things such as observers at each other's combat exercises would increase transparency and reduce the risk of conflict.
"We need to put in place policies and procedures to make sure that we increase certainty, to reduce uncertainty, increase trust to reduce distrust, increase stability to reduce instability in order to avoid miscalculation, and reduce the possibility of great power war. That's a fundamental thing that we should try to do, and I am going to try to do it."
Milley made the comments on September 23 after meeting his Russian counterpart, General Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian General Staff, in Finland on September 22.

Comment: Biden's dysfunctional hierarchy has no intention of experiencing a 'Come to Reason' epiphany.


Airplane

Police detain HNA's founder Chen Feng, CEO Adam Tan days after breaking one of China's biggest conglomerates into four units

Chen Feng, founder of China'
© Chen Feng, founder of China's Hainan Airlines and HNA Group Xiaomei Chen
Chen Feng, founder of China's Hainan Airlines and HNA Group
Two top executives of HNA Group have been detained by China's police, days after one of the country's largest private conglomerates was broken down into four separate businesses following its bankruptcy restructuring.

HNA's founder and former chairman Chen Feng, and the former chief executive Adam Tan Xiangdong have been detained by police on "suspected crimes," the group said in a statement in its official WeChat account.
"HNA Group and its member enterprises are operating in a stable and orderly manner. The [company's] bankruptcy restructuring is going smoothly and its production and operations have not been affected."
The detentions bring the curtains down on HNA, built on the foundations of China's most successful private carrier Hainan Airlines.

With a handful of aircraft, the carrier - with an early investment from the American financier George Soros - quickly built a business flying holiday makers and Russian tourists from China's frigid north to the country's sole tropical island, long regarded as "China's Hawaii" for its beaches, azure waters and holiday resorts.

Light Sabers

China releases two Canadians charged with espionage after US deal to release Huawei exec

Spavor Kovrig
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Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Two Canadians imprisoned in what China's Western critics branded "hostage diplomacy" were headed home Friday after being released, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

The pair — former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor — had "left Chinese airspace, and they're on their way home," he told a news conference in Ottawa.

Their plane was expected to land Saturday in Canada, he said.

Comment: See also: US reaches deal with Huawei's Meng Wanzhou, allowing her to return to China


Eye 1

Israeli Pegasus spyware found on smartphones of FIVE French cabinet ministers

hacker spy
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FILE PHOTO.
Pegasus spyware has been found on the phones of at least five French ministers, multiple sources told news outlets. The company behind the tech, the Israel-based NSO Group, denies it was used to target French officials, however.

The revelation was first made by French investigative website Mediapart, with the report further corroborated by the AFP news agency on Friday.

Traces of Pegasus spyware have been found on the mobile phones of at least five current cabinet ministers, Mediapart said, citing a confidential intelligence report and numerous anonymous sources. The alleged activity of the spyware was traced back to 2019 and, to a lesser extent, 2020.

The five affected officials include Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie, Housing Minister Emmanuelle Wargon, Overseas Territories Minister Sébastien Lecornu, and Territorial Cohesion Minister Jacqueline Gourault, according to Mediapart.

Comment: That politicians across the planet are potentially being blackmailed has profound implications, and perhaps goes some way to explaining the otherwise inconsistent, nonsensical, deviant, and increasingly tyrannical rule that has infected governments: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Dollars

Biden could owe as much as $500K in back taxes, government report indicates

IRS building
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The IRS is not obligated to investigate President Biden’s “dormant” S corporations.
Republicans say a new nonpartisan report indicates President Biden improperly avoided paying Medicare taxes before he took office — raising eyebrows and the possibility that he owes the IRS as much as $500,000 in back taxes.

Biden is leading a Democratic push for a $3.5 trillion bill to subsidize child care, education and health care by targeting tax avoidance and raising tax rates on higher incomes so the rich "pay their fair share."

A House Ways and Means Committee draft of the bill would end the accounting trick apparently exploited by Biden and boost IRS funding for audits — but the new report, drafted by the Congressional Research Service and provided to The Post, suggests Biden owes taxes under current rules, according to the congressman who requested it.

Comment: All these upper class elites play accounting games with their taxes in order to avoid paying anything substantial. It seems its an easy target for political opponents, but it's likely the ones pointing the fingers have some creative accounting going on as well. All this to say - don't stop at Biden!

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Eye 2

Tony Blair Says Govt Should Vaccinate Nursery-Age Children

Tony Blair
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that the British government should begin vaccinating nursery age children and begin imposing vaccine passports in order to supposedly prevent another lockdown in the winter.

In written comments in the foreword to a coronavirus report from the Tony Blair Institute, which has been attempting to steer decision-making in the United Kingdom and across the world from the outset of the pandemic, the former Prime Minister argued children are becoming a significant source of the spread of the virus.

While the government's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) did not recommend vaccinating children on health grounds, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has decided to push forward with vaccinating children over the age of 12-years-old, even without parental consent in some cases.


Comment: Tony Blair "Institute" has received millions of dollars back in 2018 for advising Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's modernization program under a "not for profit" arrangement. This "institute" enabled so-called "progressive reforms" in Saudi Arabia under which women can get their heads chopped off, even for supporting political protests.

Just follow the money, not the science if you want to see the real face of this harsh reality and all ugly creatures from the swamp which thrive on people's suffering and pain.


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Binoculars

Do the global managers want the "pandemic" to end?

Global Managers
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Early treatment of symptoms is the last remaining enemy of the global Covid consensus.

In his March 17, 2020, article in Stat, Stanford epidemiologist Dr. John Ioannidis argued for a vast reconsideration of the societal response to the emerging SARS-COV-2 pandemic, commonly called Covid-19. For unknown reasons, the scientific and medical tradition forming the foundation for how to respond to pandemics was being quickly disbanded. Abandoning such previously established traditions entailed filling the void with the appearance of a new global consensus: The combination of unending non-pharmaceutical interventions (masks, social distancing, etc.) and universal vaccination was the key that would end the pandemic.

The totalizing power of this new global pandemic consensus has certainly been effective over the last year and a half. However, the last month and a half has brought about a palatable instability to this apparently once-certain agreement.

As one writer observes,
Until now, Corona policy in every western country has unfolded more or less according to the same script, devised by the World Health Organization at the end of February 2020. The final act was supposed to be the wide-scale eradication of Corona after mass vaccination. It is now clear that this will never happen. For the first time since March 2020, there is no obvious international consensus on the way forward.

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