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Fauci agency blasted for trans monkey study

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The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) gave $205,000 to researchers for HIV study
US corona czar Dr. Anthony Fauci's agency awarded over $200,000 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to an experiment injecting male monkeys with female hormones, in a bid to find out why trans women have higher rates of HIV.

Fauci's department, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, awarded $205,562 in funding to Scripps Research last month to inject male monkeys with female hormones. Scientists plan to monitor how the hormones impact the males' immune systems, testing the hypothesis that feminizing hormones negatively affect trans women's immune systems and thus increase their likelihood of becoming HIV positive.

Comment: Investigative reports documenting Fauci's sinister history conducting all kinds of cruel, inhumane, pointless, and some extremely dangerous studies would, at the very least, disqualify him from a position of authority forever; and, what with Fauci's recent grilling at the US senate by Rand Paul, there are signs that his time may be up:

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What war with Russia would look like

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov Russian Mission in Geneva.
If ever a critical diplomatic negotiation was doomed to fail from the start, the discussions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine and Russian security guarantees is it.

The two sides can't even agree on an agenda.

After a pre-meeting dinner on Sunday hosted by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who is leading the U.S. delegation, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the press from the Russian perspective, the situation is clear:
"The Russian side came here [to Geneva] with a clear position that contains a number of elements that, to my mind, are understandable and have been so clearly formulated — including at a high level — that deviating from our approaches simply is not possible."
Ryabkov was referring Russian President Vladimir Putin's demands to U.S. President Joe Biden in early December regarding Russian security guarantees, which were then laid out by Moscow in detail in the form of two draft treaties, one a Russian-U.S. security treaty, the other a security agreement between Russia and NATO.

The latter would bar Ukraine from joining NATO and rule out any eastward expansion by the trans-Atlantic military alliance. At the time, Ryabkov tersely noted that the U.S. should immediately begin to address the proposed drafts with an eye to finalizing something when the two sides meet. Now, with the meeting beginning on Monday, it doesn't appear as if the U.S. has done any such thing.

Comment: Scott Ritter provides a jaw-dropping analysis of a hypothetical confrontation between the US and Russia. Well done, sir.


Biden to advocate altering the filibuster to pass voting bill during Georgia speech

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US President Joe Biden • Statuary Hall, US Capitol • January 6, 2022
When he takes the podium to deliver a voting rights speech in Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday, President Biden is expected to make the case that the Senate must abandon its longstanding commitment to the filibuster or risk losing democracy.

Biden is expected to advocate a special voting rights "carve out" to the filibuster, a move that Republicans argue will effectively kill the rule as each party devises specific exceptions for its top legislative priorities when it comes to power.

Biden will say, according to an excerpt of his statement published by the White House:
"The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation. Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadow, justice over injustice? I know where I stand. I will not yield. I will not flinch. I will defend your right to vote and our democracy against all enemies foreign and domestic. And so the question is where will the institution of United States Senate stand?"
It is strategic for the president to choose Georgia as the location of his address given that the state enacted a voting right bills of its own nearly a year ago, causing an uproar among Democrats, who claimed it was a restrictive measure that would suppress minorities' right to vote and usher in a new era of "Jim Crow."


Fauci confronts Rand Paul over murder plot

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Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Rochelle Walensky testify before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the federal response to Covid-19 on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 11, 2022.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of being responsible for over 800,000 US deaths from the coronavirus. The Biden administration's covid czar said Paul's criticism put his life in danger.

The latest clash between Paul and Fauci came on Tuesday at the Senate Health Committee hearing on the US response to Covid-19 variants.

At one point, President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser held up a printout of a page on the Kentucky senator's website, with a "Fire Dr. Fauci" banner, to claim that such rhetoric inspired a California man arrested last month for allegedly plotting to murder him. The man, arrested in Iowa on December 21, had an AR-15 rifle and multiple magazines, and told police he was driving to Washington, DC to kill Fauci, the doctor told senators.

"You are making a catastrophic epidemic for your political gain," Fauci told Paul.

Comment: Fauci has a value and serves a purpose - but it is not his posturing, confusing dictates, admonitions nor reams of advice. It is his inevitable expendability as the face to blame, a set-up courtesy the PTB.

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Inflation up, virus down as priorities in US: AP-NORC poll

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Trucks line up to enter Port of Oakland, CA shipping terminal • November 10, 2021
Heading into a critical midterm election year, the top political concerns of Americans are shifting in ways that suggest Democrats face considerable challenges to maintaining their control of Congress.

A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that management of the coronavirus pandemic, once an issue that strongly favored President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats, is beginning to recede in the minds of Americans. COVID-19 is increasingly overshadowed by concerns about the economy and personal finances — particularly inflation — which are topics that could lift Republicans.

Just 37% of Americans name the virus as one of their top five priorities for the government to work on in 2022, compared with 53% who said it was a leading priority at the same time a year ago. The economy outpaced the pandemic in the open-ended question, with 68% of respondents mentioning it in some way as a top 2022 concern. A similar percentage said the same last year, but mentions of inflation are much higher now: 14% this year, compared with less than 1% last year.

Consumer prices jumped 6.8% for the 12 months ending in November, a nearly four-decade high. Meanwhile, roughly twice as many Americans now mention their household finances, namely, the cost of living, as a governmental priority, 24% vs. 12% last year.

Comment: The normalcy-biased sampling of interviewees was chosen to convince others the plandemic was merely inconvenient, not an evaporating lifestyle with serious downgrades to come.


Repeat COVID-19 vaccine booster shots trigger regulator warning about immune-system risks

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The exterior of the European Medicines Agency is seen in Amsterdam on Dec. 18, 2020.
The EU's drug regulator has expressed doubts about whether a second booster dose of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines would be a sustainable long-term approach.

"There is an emergency discussion around the possibility of giving a second booster dose with the same vaccine currently in use. Data has not yet been generated to support this approach," Marco Cavaleri, the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) head of vaccines strategy, told a media briefing. "We would like to see this data before we can make any recommendation, but at the same time we are rather concerned about a strategy that [involves] repeated vaccinations within a short term."

An additional vaccine booster shot "could be considered as part of a contingency plan," but "repeated vaccinations within short intervals will not represent a sustainable long term strategy," according to Cavaleri.

Comment: At this point, government and medical officials who aren't questioning the COVID narrative, suggesting either alternative treatments, or refusing to play up the fear about a mild cold sound and act an awful lot like Daleks. For these people there's only one solution to all of life's nuanced and complicated problems, vax-terminate!!

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The Kazakhstan crisis: A much bigger deal than Western media is letting on

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Kazakhstan borders on the US main rivals: Russia and China.
Geopolitical commentator Clint Ehrlich has reported while on the ground in Moscow that "the situation in Kazakhstan is a much bigger deal than Western media is letting on." He further argues that the mayhem unleashed this past week and ongoing violent destabilization significantly increases the risk of NATO-Russia conflict.

He asks the key question: what really is happening in Kazakhstan? After all, he writes "In America, the situation in Kazakhstan is a small news item" but it remains that "in Moscow, it is currently receiving 24/7 news coverage, like it's an apocalyptic threat to Russia's security. I've had the TV on here while writing this thread, and Kazakhstan has been on the entire time." Below is Ehrlich's mega-thread from Twitter exploring the crisis and connecting the dots in terms of why this is a bigger deal than many believe...

Mass protests and anti-government violence have left dozens dead. Russia is deploying 3,000 paratroopers after Kazakh security forces were overrun. The largest city, Almaty, looks like a warzone. To appreciate why Russia is willing to deploy troops to Kazakhstan, it's critical to understand the depth of Russia's vital national interests inside the country. This isn't just any former Soviet republic. It's almost as important to Russia as Belarus or Ukraine.

Comment: Since this was written, the situation in Kazakhstan has settled somewhat. Tokayev has felt confident enough of the country's stability to announce the impending end of the CSTO mission. NED, and by extension, the CIA, are most likely nursing bloody noses in private. Pepe Escobar's brilliant overview: Pepe Escobar: After Kazakhstan, the color revolution era is over


Normies beware: US Justice Dept. creating unit focused on 'domestic terrorism'

Assistant Attorney General for National Security Division Matthew Olsen
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Assistant Attorney General for National Security Division Matthew Olsen, seen from a video monitor, testifies remotely before a Senate Judiciary Committee during a virtual hearing to examine the domestic terrorism threat one year after January 6, 2021.
New domestic terrorism unit to combat 'elevated threat'

The Justice Department a created a new domestic terrorism unit to address what the executive branch has deemed an "elevated threat" to American democracy.

Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Matthew G. Olsen, the head of the Justice Department's National Security Division, said the FBI has fielded a large uptick in domestic extremism reports, with the number of investigations into such incidents having doubled since the spring of 2020.

The unit's goal is to "augment our existing approach" and expand prosecution of these cases, which the Justice Department already engages in on a domestic and international level, Olsen confirmed.

Comment: Conveniently, a 'domestic terrorist' can be infinitely redefined according to the needs of the regime. Notice the glaring difference in the 'cruel and unusual' treatment of the Jan. 6 detainees, versus the kid-glove handling of Antifa rioters.


Pepe Escobar: 'After Kazakhstan, the color revolution era is over'

Kazakhstan coup
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The 2022 events in Kazakhstan have foreign fingerprints all over them, and represent a developing Central Asian fight between two distinct opposing poles.
The year 2022 started with Kazakhstan on fire, a serious attack against one of the key hubs of Eurasian integration. We are only beginning to understand what and how it happened.

On Monday morning, leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) held an extraordinary session to discuss Kazakhstan.

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev framed it succinctly. Riots were "hidden behind unplanned protests." The goal was "to seize power" - a coup attempt. Actions were "coordinated from a single center." And "foreign militants were involved in the riots."

Russian President Vladimir Putin went further: during the riots, "Maidan technologies were used," a reference to the Ukranian square where 2013 protests unseated a NATO-unfriendly government.

Defending the prompt intervention of CSTO peacekeeping forces in Kazakhstan, Putin said, "it was necessary to react without delay." The CSTO will be on the ground "as long as necessary," but after the mission is accomplished, "of course, the entire contingent will be withdrawn from the country." Forces are expected to exit later this week.

But here's the clincher: "CSTO countries have shown that they will not allow chaos and 'color revolutions' to be implemented inside their borders."

Comment: Yes, a humiliated Empire, failing once again, can be dangerous and might well go for broke in a desperate attempt to stop its inevitable decline. It does not help that the leaders of the empire and their advisors are delusional and suffer from Dunning-Kruger syndrome.

Escobar's overall point may be correct; there really is little room in Eurasia now for the US to maneuver in. Out of Afghanistan, what appears to be a failed regime change operation in Kazakhstan, and possibly on the verge of losing control of Ukraine, it's Russia and China who today 'control the heartland'. NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse

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2022 Trends and Predictions

2022 Trends and Predictions
Looking forward into the New Year, here are some predictions and trends to look out for.

In last year's Trends and Predictions for 2021, we identified a number of breaking trends and global developments - some of which accelerated to become the biggest stories of the year. Other subjects we flagged-up are still fluid situations today and will continue well into 2022 and beyond. Note that 2021 was the year the so-called 'conspiracy theorists' were vindicated across the board (yes, they were right about most major aspects of the pseudo pandemic), and that trend will continue onwards.

We see a lot trends continuing to move into 2022: the continued rise of alternative media, coupled with the increasing draconian political censorship efforts by governments and Big Tech. Also, look for the continued flight of users away from social media giants like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube - again fueled by corporate fascist censorship, as users migrate to other platforms like Telegram, GAB, Odysee and Rumble.

On the other technology front, we see the emergence of a real virtual Matrix, known as the Metaverse, led by Mark Zuckerberg. Also, 5G networks are being rapidly deployed now with little regard to public safety, and paving the way for the Internet of Things and Internet of Bodies, all coming into view now.