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Swiss capital votes for legal cocaine, follows government permission for sale of cannabis

© Jennifer Gauthier, Reuters
After testing the controlled sale of cannabis, Bern's city parliament now wants to give residents access to harder substances
The municipal council of the Swiss capital Bern voted on Thursday to extend the trial sale of cannabis to cocaine. The drug will not be immediately legalized, however, without the federal government's permission.

The motion, which was introduced by the Alternative Left party, passed by 43 votes to 18, Swiss news outlet SRF reported on Friday. The motion was opposed by center-right and religious councilors, but supported by leftists and some members of the center-left Social Democratic Party.

Bern voted last year to test the controlled sale of cannabis, and was granted permission by the federal government last month. Cannabis sales are expected to begin in Bern this fall, and have already started in Basel, Zurich, and Lausanne.

Comment: It's notable that this comes on the heels of Canada - which is fast becoming euthanasia capital of the world - granting licenses for the manufacture of cocaine, heroin and other hard drugs, as well as Australia authorising the use of MDMA therapeutically.

Whilst there's strong reasons to conclude the West's 'war on drugs' was an outright failure, and in some instances it was wholly unjust - consider the medicinal uses of cannabis, as one example - this move to relax drug laws also comes at a time of societal disintegration and other, evidently nefarious, moves by the establishment against the general populace. And so one could reasonably ask: what's in it for the authorities? A drugged up, addicted, populace, would certainly be easier to control. In addition, the liberalisation of drug laws comes at a time when numerous governments are 'liberalising' their euthanasia policies:

Oil Well

Oil price rises after Saudi plan to further cut output from July

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Saudi Aramco's Al-Khurais central oil processing facility, 160km east of the capital Riyadh
Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday it would cut one million barrels of oil a day in July in a bid to boost sagging oil prices.

The latest cuts would take Saudi oil production to the lowest level for several years as the kingdom seeks to put a floor on prices in an attempt to fund an ambitious spending programme at home.

The kingdom's energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Opec's de facto leader, said he "will do whatever is necessary to bring stability to this market" following a contentious OPEC+ meeting over the weekend.

Despite several attempts to reduce oil supply in the markets to keep prices steady over the last 10 months, the moves have largely come to naught.

Comment: Meanwhile: Russian oil floods global markets via major Asian intermediaries

Cardboard Box

UK suffering another egg shortage, cost jumps 30%, low supplies could last months as producers exit market

Waitrose bare shelves egg shortage

Shoppers have reported empty shelves at Waitrose as the shortage of eggs continues
Shoppers are reporting empty shelves at Waitrose amid reports that egg shortages will continue until the autumn despite the threat of avian flu outbreaks falling.

Comment: Note that Waitrose is one of the higher end supermarkets where shoppers expect a particularly high level of quality and service, this shortage will not go down well with customers, and so one would presume that it's not for lack of trying that the supermarket was out of stock.

Availability for eggs remains patchy and varies from one retailer to the next.

But even shoppers who do find they are able to procure a pack of eggs might be in for a surprise when they see the shelf price.

Customers attempting to purchase eggs from Tesco online recently were greeted with a message notifying them that the product is 'subject to availability' and they 'may receive a different box' to that which they ordered.

The supermarket's medium free range eggs were reportedly out of stock online in packs of six.

Comment: Due to the high cost of food, with meat and fish becoming 'premium' products these days, it's likely that many people will defer to lower cost alternatives for their protein, and taste, needs, such as to eggs. Even in France, where shoppers consume greater amounts of fresh, not processed, foods (see Tweet below), consumers are significantly reducing their purchases of meat and fish. However, with increasing chronic egg shortages, there aren't many animal protein alternatives left. And the establishment's propagandised alternatives of insects or vegetarianism pose a serious threat to health.

Notably, egg shortages and fires at chicken farms have been occuring in a number of Western nations:

Red Flag

A 14-year-old is dead. Her dad blames 'safer supply' drugs provided by the gov't

Kamilah Sword
© National Post
Greg Sword (left) and his daughter Kamilah Sword, 14. Kamilah died from an overdose after becoming addicted to hydromorphone, a drug commonly prescribed as part of safer supply programs.
Fourteen-year-old Kamilah Sword overdosed and died last August after becoming addicted to hydromorphone, a drug which her friends say they often acquired through drug users who were defrauding Vancouver's safer supply programs. Her father, who wants answers for his daughter's death, feels "brushed aside" by the government and worries about how the investigation of his daughter's death is being handled.

Last week, he shared his story and introduced me to Kamilah's closest friends, and their parents, who explained how hydromorphone abuse has ravaged their families and contributed to a new generation of opioid addicts in Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Collectively, they painted a disturbing portrait of a community where the abuse of "dillies" (the slang term for Dilaudid, a brand of hydromorphone) is ubiquitous among teenagers, thanks, in part, they say to the wide-scale defraudment of "safer supply" programs.

As I reported in an investigative story, published earlier this month by the National Post, Canada's "safer supply" experiment, which was widely scaled up in 2020, has been a disaster.

The program was supposed to reduce overdoses and deaths by providing drug users with free hydromorphone, a pharmaceutical opioid as potent as heroin, as an alternative to potentially tainted street substances. In practice, these opioids are often being resold (diverted) on the black market to fund the purchase of harder street drugs, primarily fentanyl.


EU member state deletes peace proposal after pressure from Ukraine

Hungary map of Ukraine
© Magyarország Kormánya /YouTube
Screenshot from the video clip posted on YouTube by the Hungarian government.
Hungary altered a political video ad after Ukraine accused it of a "provocative act".

The Hungarian government has deleted a video clip calling for peace in Ukraine, which identified the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia following backlash from Kiev.

Earlier this week, the Hungarian government released a 30-second political ad showing, among other things, a schematic map outlining Ukraine's borders, which did not include Crimea. The peninsula overwhelmingly voted to join Russia in 2014 following a Western-backed coup in Kiev. Neither Ukraine nor its Western backers have recognized the referendum's results.

In an apparent hint towards a possible international peace summit, another part of the video also featured a conference room with the flags of Russia, Ukraine, the US and several other countries.

Comment: See also:


Capitol Police stopped children's choir from singing national anthem in rotunda: 'It might offend someone'

Last week, a group of Capitol Police officers reportedly halted a children's choir from singing the National Anthem in the Capitol Rotunda, citing concerns that it "might offend someone."

The choir, comprised of patriotic young children, hoped to express their love for their country through the time-honored tradition of singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in the echo-filled chamber of the Rotunda.

However, they were stopped mid-performance by law enforcement officers tasked with protecting the very symbol of our democracy, despite having a permit for the concert, Gateway Pundit reports.

Comment: We should really just stop referring to the country itself at all, in any context. Too offensive to some, you know.

Black Magic

Woke Cambridge University now teaching Anglo-Saxons didn't exist

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© National Trust Photographic Library/Angus Wainwright / Bridgeman Images
A high quality reconstruction of the Anglo Saxon helmet from Sutton Hoo.
Cambridge is teaching students that Anglo-Saxons did not exist as a distinct ethnic group as part of efforts to undermine "myths of nationalism".

Britain's early medieval history is taught by the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, but the terms within its own title are being addressed as part of efforts to make teaching more "anti-racist".

Its teaching aims to "dismantle the basis of myths of nationalism" by explaining that the Anglo-Saxons were not a distinct ethnic group, according to information from the department.

The department's approach also aims to show that there were never "coherent" Scottish, Irish and Welsh ethnic identities with ancient roots.

The increased focus on anti-racism comes amid a broader debate over the continued use of terms like "Anglo-Saxon", with some in academia alleging that the ethnonym is used to support "racist" ideas of a native English identity.

Comment: RT solicited some comment on the move:


Royal Air Force recruiters told to stop selecting 'useless white male' pilots

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Aspirations Limited
In a push to diversify the armed services, staff at Britain's Royal Air Force were told to stop selecting "useless white male pilots", in the latest assault on the native population of the country.

According to a report from London's Daily Telegraph, an email sent to RAF staff on Jan 19, 2021 from Squadron Leader Andrew Harwin complained that their training courses for pilots were "predominantly white male heavy," without enough candidates from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

The Squadron Leader reportedly wrote:
If we don't have enough BAME and female to board then we need to make the decision to pause boarding and seek more BAME and female from the RAF. I don't really need to see loads of useless white male pilots, let's get as focused as possible, I am more than happy to reduce boarding if needed to have a balanced BAME/female/male board.
Speaking to the broadsheet, a source within the Royal Air Force said:
"The email clearly demonstrates the endemic culture that was created by the senior leadership to chase ridiculous diversity statistics that were patently unachievable. This culture extended to issuing orders that were illegal."

Comment: Color quotas: Some of us remember when the measure of a person came from what's inside, not out.

People 2

Nearly 30 children reported missing in Cleveland during first 2 weeks of May in 'extraordinary' surge

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Nearly 30 children have gone missing in Cleveland in the first two weeks of May, in an "extraordinary" surge of disappearances in the area, officials said.

Cleveland police said 27 kids have been reported missing between May 2 and May 16, as Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy warns that the disappearances have reached unprecedented levels in 2023.

Majoy, who serves as the board president of the Cleveland Missing nonprofit group, told Fox News:
"There's always peaks and valleys with missing persons, but this year it seems like an extraordinary year. For some reason, in 2023, we've seen a lot more than we normally see, which is troubling in part because we don't know what's going on with some of these kids, whether they're being trafficked or whether they're involved in gang activity or drugs."
Majoy noted that a majority of the cases are runaways, but he feared some of the teenagers could've been victims of predators, who he likened to "wolves in sheep's clothing."


Catherine Austin Fitts: You need a war strategy

Catherine Austin Fitts
Catherine Austin Fitts (CAF), Publisher of The Solari Report, financial expert and former Assistant Secretary of Housing (Bush 41 Admin.), says,
"You've got people actually trying to kill you. . . . You don't need an investment strategy, you need a war strategy because this is a war. . . . You cannot do business with criminals, in particular, criminals who are above the law and have sovereign immunity or the DOJ treats them like they have sovereign immunity. We had the Durham Report, and it came out and they announced, oops, we had no evidence (on President Trump) and we are not going to prosecute anybody. That is sovereign immunity. . . . The middle class is getting creamed, and at the root, we are watching the centralization of wealth using central bank mechanisms and it is a policy and a strategy. I left Washington years ago, and I was saying there is money disappearing from the federal government. I said if they keep doing this, they are going to have to depopulate or they are going to have to lower life expectancy or lower our standard of living. We have to deal with this, and I said I am not going to go along. You can kill people with a bioweapon (like the CV19 bioweapon injections), but you can also kill people with a pen. First, they killed people with a pen before we started with the pandemic."