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Nanny state in your home: San Francisco bans tobacco smoking INSIDE apartments, approves weed


Comment: This won't mean much to the sleeping masses, who are by now used to being told what to do in their homes, but we'd just like to note for the record: 'told ya so!' Decades ago, we said this is where things would end up if people (smokers and non-smokers alike) accepted the fascist smoking bans in bars and restaurants...


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This is how they roll in San Francisco.

Smokers in the Golden Gate City have been banned from smoking tobacco in their apartments, but smoking a marijuana joint inside is perfectly fine, officials announced Tuesday.

The Board of Supervisors approved the new law in 10 to 1 vote, making San Francisco the largest city in the country to adopt the tough measure against tobacco smokers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Lawmakers originally proposed to ban marijuana smoking in buildings, but they reversed their position after cannabis activists protested that it was the only legal place they could smoke.

Tobacco smokers argued the new law violated their rights especially while living in their homes. However, officials greenlighted the bill citing secondhand smoking concerns.

Comment: No, tobacco does NOT kill 'half a million Americans annually.' In fact, there's no evidence tobacco 'kills' anyone.

Doctors do though.

As for govts, no one's keeping count.

Again, while they attempt to literally eradicate tobacco, note their encouragement to smoke cannabis.

Clearly, one is good for you and the other is not.

We leave it to readers to figure out which is which.

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HAL9000

Warp Speed ahead: COVID-19 vaccines pave the way for a new frontier in surveillance

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"Man's conquest of Nature, if the dreams of some scientific planners are realized, means the rule of a few hundreds of men over billions upon billions of men." — C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
Like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic with its veiled threat of forced vaccinations, contact tracing, and genetically encoded vaccines is propelling humanity at warp speed into a whole new frontier — a surveillance matrix — the likes of which we've only previously encountered in science fiction.

Those who eye these developments with lingering mistrust have good reason to be leery: the government has long had a tendency to unleash untold horrors upon the world in the name of global conquest, the acquisition of greater wealth, scientific experimentation, and technological advances, all packaged in the guise of the greater good.

Indeed, "we the people" have been treated like lab rats by government agencies for decades now: caged, branded, experimented upon without our knowledge or consent, and then conveniently discarded and left to suffer from the after-effects.

You don't have to dig very deep or go very back in the nation's history to uncover numerous cases in which the government deliberately conducted secret experiments on an unsuspecting populace, making healthy people sick by spraying them with chemicals, injecting them with infectious diseases and exposing them to airborne toxins.

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Whistle

USPS whistleblowers come forward: Driver delivered hundreds of thousands of completed ballots across three state lines - UPDATES

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New election fraud whistleblowers came forward on Tuesday, including one who witnessed the shipping of an estimated 144,000-288,000 completed ballots across three state lines on October 21. The new information was made public at a press conference by the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, a national constitutional litigation organization. At the press conference, it was announced that they have contacted law enforcement about their findings.

Evidence provided by the whistleblowers is being used in litigation by the Amistad Project to ensure election integrity and to uphold election laws in key battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The Amistad Project said that they have sworn declarations that state over 300,000 ballots are at issue in Arizona, 548,000 in Michigan, 204,000 in Georgia, and over 121,000 in Pennsylvania. They claim that their evidence reveals multi-state illegal efforts by USPS workers to influence the election in at least three of six swing states.

The whistleblower statements include potentially hundreds of thousands of completed absentee ballots being transported across three state lines, and a trailer filled with ballots disappearing in Pennsylvania.

Comment: Wisconsin ballots late to the game would still be counted with fraudulent backdating:
Postal subcontractor Nathan Pease says that he was told by two separate postal workers on two separate occasions that the USPS in Wisconsin was gathering over 100,000 ballots on the morning of November 4 to backdate the ballots so that the ballots would be counted even if they arrived after the statutory deadline.
"Mr. Pease's sworn statement coincides in time with a dramatic ballot dump on the morning of November 5 which heavily favored Mr. Biden and which has caused significant controversy within the expert community regarding the statistical probability of the late insertion of tens of thousands of ballots in favor of a single candidate on the morning after the election."
At the press conference, it was announced that they have contacted law enforcement about their findings.
Here are the testimonies from the Amistad press conference:
Whistleblowers claim the postal service labeled Trump mail 'undeliverable' as hundreds of thousands of ballots were backdated or disappeared:
One whistleblower claimed ballots were backdated by postal workers, and in Traverse City, Michigan, Trump campaign mail was put in bins labeled "Undeliverable Bulk Business Mail" while the same type of mail for Joe Biden was ordered to be delivered on time. And another [whistleblower] raised new issues about the integrity of Dominion voting machines.
"The whistleblower accounts released today, detail the failure of election officials in blue jurisdictions to maintain ballot chain of custody, allowing for the potential infusion of fraudulent ballots. These accounts include photographs of individuals improperly accessing voting machines and a detailed eyewitness account of the breaking of sealed boxes of ballot jump drives and commingling of those jump drives with others.

"The accounts also reveal multi-state illegal efforts by USPS workers to influence the election in at least three of six swing states."
In previewing today's whistleblower accounts, the Amistad Project said:
  • Postal subcontractor Jesse Morgan on Oct. 21 moved 144,000-288,000 completed mail-in ballots from Bethpage, New York, to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where his trailer holding the ballots disappears.
  • Postal subcontractor Nathan Pease is told by two separate postal workers on two separate occasions that the USPS in Wisconsin was gathering over 100,000 ballots on the morning of Nov. 4 to backdate the ballots so that the ballots would be counted even if they arrived after the statutory deadline.
  • Computer expert Gregory Stenstrom of Pennsylvania witnessed a vendor of Dominion machines and local election officials download and update counting machines in violation of election system protocol and the comingling of machine jump drives in violation of election protocols and rendering audits impossible without direct forensic access to the machines.
  • Postal workers in Traverse City, Michigan; Coraopolis, Pennsylvania; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, indicate widespread malfeasance in the Postal Service including backdating ballots, ordering that Trump mail be interdicted to be placed in the 'Undeliverable Bulk Business Mail' bin, and emphasizing that Biden mail be delivered on time.

Skip to 1:55:00, 2:08:00 for witness testimony:


UPDATE 2/12/2020: Whistleblower explains why he came forward:
Mr. Pease attended the explosive public hearing by the Amistad Project in Arlington, Virginia. And then last night Nathan Pease went on with Sean Hannity to discuss the fraud he exposed.

Nathan Pease told Sean, "I couldn't go to my grave knowing what I knew." Here is the full interview on Hannity with Nathan and two other election fraud whistleblowers.

UPDATE 2/12/2020: Who was behind this?
Trump Attorney Phil Kline was on Lou Dobbs and he shared more of the same story (at the 1:00 mark in the video below). Klein also noted that another driver saw the same thing happen a day after the election in Delaware County Pennsylvania.


UPDATE 1/12/2020 What Jesse Morgan observed:
Truck driver Jesse Morgan was present at the press conference and spoke for 9 minutes about his unbelievable ordeal. Morgan was tasked with delivering completed ballots to Pennsylvania from New York state.

Jesse Morgan: "In total I saw 24 gaylords, or large cardboard containers of ballots, loaded into my trailer. These gaylords contained plastic trays, I call them totes or trays of ballots stacked on top of each other. All the envelopes were the same size. I saw the envelopes had return addresses... They were complete ballots."

Jesse's testimony today revealed that employees at the United States Post Office were in on the conspiracy to steal the votes.

UPDATE from reader Brian:
Please pass this info along. I am a professional driver, and all companies have onboard computers in the trucks. They record miles, location, departure, and arrival times. This electronic log book will be a valuable resource to verify any movement of illegal ballots. This is more unbelievable at every turn.

UPDATE from Amistad Project:
They have sworn declarations that state over 300,000 ballots are at issue in Arizona, 548,000 in Michigan, 204,000 in Georgia, and over 121,000 in Pennsylvania. They claim that their evidence reveals multi-state illegal efforts by USPS workers to influence the election in at least three of six swing states.
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People

The 'smartest man in the room' has joined Sidney Powell's team

Sidney Powell and  Navid Keshavarz-Nia
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In her Georgia complaint, Sidney Powell included the declaration of Navid Keshavarz-Nia, an expert witness who stated under oath that there was massive computer fraud in the 2020 election, all of it intended to secure a victory for Joe Biden. Dr. Kershavarz-Nia's name may not mean a lot to you, but it's one of the weightiest names in the world when it comes to sniffing out cyber-security problems.

We know how important Dr. Kershavarz-Nia is because, just two and a half months ago, the New York Times ran one of its Sunday long-form articles about a massive, multi-million-dollar fraud that a talented grifter ran against the American intelligence and military communities. Dr. Kershavarz-Nia is one of the few people who comes off looking good:
Navid Keshavarz-Nia, those who worked with him said, "was always the smartest person in the room." In doing cybersecurity and technical counterintelligence work for the C.I.A., N.S.A. and F.B.I., he had spent decades connecting top-secret dots. After several months of working with Mr. Courtney, he began connecting those dots too. He did not like where they led.

Comment: There are a lot of data showing that the Dominion Voting Systems were manipulated in favor of Joe Biden:


Bizarro Earth

Man arrested after woman stabbed in neck & another seriously injured in brutal attack in England

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British police have arrested a 57-year-old after two women were stabbed while shopping in the northern English city of Burnley. The authorities have requested people not to speculate about the man's motivations.

Lancashire police reported that they were called to an incident at 9:30am local time after two women were stabbed in a Burnley city branch of popular department store Marks & Spencer.

The two victims were taken to hospital with serious injuries, but the wounds are not thought to be life-threatening, according to a police statement. Investigators confirmed that a knife had been recovered.

Comment: See also: Two women arrested for racially aggravated knife attack near Paris' Eiffel Tower


Pumpkin 2

Western-funded Ukrainian 'info warriors' claim beetroot soup is key instrument of Russian 'hybrid warfare': Social media mockery ensues

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Beetroot soup is a secret Russian weapon!
Beware! While grilled meat, potato pancakes and beetroot soup might sound like a harmless festive spread, in the wrong hands they could actually be secret weapons in Russia's cultural war on the West.

That's according to the Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group (HWAG), a well-funded Ukrainian organization dedicated to "countering disinformation and propaganda." On Tuesday, it published a list of "culinary deceptions," dishes claimed by Russia but supposedly originating elsewhere, "because food can be an instrument of hybrid warfare as well."

Among the items listed are summer favorites kholodnik, a chilled soup with chopped egg, and shashlik, meat roasted over hot coals, as well as potato pancakes and stuffed vine leaves. The dish that has Russians seeing red, however, is borsht - or beetroot soup. A beloved staple across Eastern Europe, its origins are notoriously murky, with every grandmother in the region perfecting her own variation.

Black Cat

Dominion employee is caught on video downloading files on laptops but Dominion election operative slams Trump voters

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Gabriel Sterling
In November Gateway Pundit reported on an almost $11 million grant award to the Georgia Secretary of State, Republican Brad Raffensperger and his accomplice Gabe Sterling. Attorney Lin Wood wondered who this Sterling guy was and why did he use a gmail address for state business?

Lin Wood zeroed in on an anomaly related to the Secretary of State's Office and the almost $11 million transaction with the state of Georgia. Wood's bombshell tweet referred to an April 15, 2020 letter to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) from Secretary of State Raffensperger, who is also Georgia's Chief Election Official.

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Dollars

Smartmatic claims it 'prohibits' political donations but 86% of its staff gave to Democrats

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Despite Smartmatic insisting its employees are "prohibited from making political donations," Federal Election Commission records reveal employees from the company have sent hundreds of dollars to political campaigns - nearly 86% to Democrats, The National Pulse can reveal. In addition to labeling itself a competitor and insisting it never worked with Dominion Vote Systems, the unearthed donations serve as another blow to Smartmatic's credibility.

The company's recently added "fact check" webpage - which exists to exonerate the company from bias claims - states clearly:

"Smartmatic's founders and employees adhere to a strict ethics code that, among other things, prohibits them from making political donations."

The claim, which falls under the "Smartmatic's Credibility is Our Most Important Asset" heading, is easily disproven by Federal Election Commission (FEC) records.

In addition to Joe Biden, failed presidential candidates such as Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg along with congressional candidate Adam Schiff were recipients of Smartmatic employee money.

Stock Up

Arizona certifies election result despite state hearing evidence of massive fraud - UPDATE: Audit of duplicate ballot sample reveals 2% stolen from Trump


Comment: Still no sign that this 'rig' will be undone for Trump...


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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 25, 2020.
Arizona's secretary of state on Monday certified the state's presidential election results.

"This was a historic election for several reasons. Preparing for any election is an immense undertaking, even in normal circumstances. The complexity this year has been compounded by the pandemic. In spite of this, we had an extremely well-run election and saw historically high voter participation," Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, said in a press conference.

"Despite the many challenges, Arizonians showed up for our democracy. Every Arizona voter has my thanks, and should know that they can stand proud that this election was conducted with transparency, accuracy, and fairness, in accordance with Arizona's laws and elections procedures despite numerous unfounded claims to the contrary."

Hobbs challenged claims of election fraud, saying all voting machines are certified by a federal commission and reviewed by state officials, that credentialed poll observers witnessed all ballot tabulating, and cameras were in ballot tabulation centers with live streams able to be viewed over the Internet.

Few people were present at the certification meeting because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Doug Ducey, Attorney General Mark Brnovich, and Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court Robert Brutinel were present.

Ducey, a Republican, said people suggested not having in-person voting because of the pandemic but he fought to keep the system in place.

Comment: What a complete and utter farce.



Arizona officially had a record-setting 79.7% turnout, the highest in the country, and in its own history. As one of the witnesses in the hearing pointed, that might be because while population has only grown around 1% annually in AZ, the voting population has grown around 7% annually. Do the math.

Here's Governor Ducey lying his face off:


That's not what the poll watchers say. Multiple observers either were blocked for watching signature verification, or directly observed fraud during the process when allowed to see it conducted on duplicate ballots.

State Rep. Mark Finchem, during the hearing, issued a call for the state legislature to withhold Arizona's Electoral College votes on the basis of the evidence for fraud.
"We are clawing our electoral college votes back, we will not release them. That's what I'm calling our colleagues in both the House and the Senate to do," added Finchem. "Exercise our plenary authority under the U.S. Constitution."

He added, "There is a legal brief out there that says we are not tethered to state statue. When it comes to this one question, a simple majority can call the House and Senate back, and in a day pass a resolution, and cause those electors to basically be held. And it is binding. I'll see you all in court."

Standing nearby was Sonny Borrelli, the Republican Senate Majority Whip, indicating Finchem's plan may already be receiving support among the Arizona Republican Party's leadership.
Among the evidence presented at the hearing: the Maricopa County GOP chairwoman observed Trump ballots being switched for Biden, among other gross violations of election law and procedure. Cybersecurity expert Phil Waldron revealed that Dominion's machines were connected to the internet, with traffic going to overseas servers. He also revealed an anonymous email sent to the DOG and state officials alleging that counts were preloaded for all Democratic candidates in Pima County, numbers that match the observable data from the running count on election night.




The same day, a judge granted the AZ GOP leader's request for a partial sample review of ballots to look for irregularities. But he capped the number ridiculously low, at 200, saying it should be enough to know if there's a red flag.
Warner issued the order from the bench after an hour-long preliminary hearing Monday that occurred as state officials were certifying the election. It was the first major proceeding in an election contest pursued by Ward, who's attempting to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win in Arizona by having a judge void the results.

Her challenge, which could not formally be filed until after certification,relies on a state law that allows voters to dispute election results if they suspect misconduct by election officials, illegal votes or an inaccurate count. Without evidence, Ward's lawsuit questions the signature verification process used to authenticate mail-in ballots, as well as the duplication process election officials use to count ballots that tabulation machines couldn't read.

Regarding mailed early ballots, Ward contends election officials did not have appropriate safeguards in place to ensure signatures on voters' envelopes matched the signatures on file for those voters. Though observers appointed by Arizona political parties were present as signatures were verified, she claims they had to watch the process from 10 to 12 feet away, making it impossible to see clearly even with binoculars.

"Many of our observers were unable to actually observe in any meaningful way," Ward said in a video posted to Twitter before Monday's hearing. "We need to examine those signatures on those envelopes that ballots came in, so that we can make sure that real people voted in this election."

Regarding the duplication process for damaged ballots — in which a bipartisan team of county workers interprets votes on the original ballot and fills in a new one that can be run through a tabulator — Ward alleges observers were not invited to be present for the full process.

She also claims election officials used software that was "highly inaccurate" to read the damaged ballots, "leaving it up to county workers or on-site observers" to catch mistakes. And she has cited an "unusually high number of duplicate ballots" from a Queen Creek vote center — at most, 104 ballots, according to election officials.

"Things are way too close to just let things go," she said Monday, referring to the 10,457-vote margin between Biden and President Donald Trump in Arizona.

During the preliminary hearing, Warner said he would allow Ward's lawyers to compare signatures on 100 random early ballot envelopes with the signatures on file for those voters, instead of the thousands of ballots Ward's team initially sought to review.

He said he would let the team inspect 100 ballots election officials worked to duplicate after tabulators failed to read them as well.

"From a statistical standpoint, I don't think you need a huge sample to know whether there are irregularities or misconduct," he said.
UPDATE: The AZ GOP has given an update about the above lawsuit. They were allowed to audit 100 duplicate ballots. The found 1 vote from Trump was counted as Biden, and another vote for Trump was simply not counted for him. That's 2%.




Eye 1

Trouble in store: Lockdown zealots have helped kill off British retail

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Members of staff attach a closing down sign in a window of Debenhams store, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manchester, Britain, December 2, 2020
UK department store chain Debenhams is to close with the direct loss of 12,000 jobs. Yet the well-off 'experts' continue to champion ruinous lockdowns, oblivious to the devastation they are wreaking on people's lives.

It was more than just a shop. Debenhams was part of British life. Part of the national fabric. It was a Clark who started it. William Clark (no relation, or at least not that I am aware of), began trading as a draper's store in 1778. Thirty-five years later, Mr. Debenham became a partner and the name changed to Clark & Debenham.

Now, Debenhams is no more. Or rather it will be no more once its fire sale is over.

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