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Another one: Huge fire strikes agriculture feed market in eastern Saudi Arabia, no casualties reported

Hafr Al Batin fire feed market

The raging fire broke out in the market’s parking area in Hafr Al Batin city in the Eastern Province on Wednesday, gutting at least 20 trucks loaded with fodder.
The fires in Saudi Arabia and the UAE came just a day after a catastrophic explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, killing at least 137 people and wounding at least 5,000 more.

A huge fire has erupted at a fodder market in eastern Saudi Arabia causing material damage, but no casualties, local media say.

The raging fire broke out in the market's parking area in Hafr Al Batin city in the Eastern Province on Wednesday, gutting at least 20 trucks loaded with fodder, Al Youm daily reported.

Firefighters successfully prevented the massive fire from spreading to other parked trucks and finally managed to contain the blaze, the cause of which is still under investigation.

On Thursday, local media reported that the fire had left no casualties.

Comment: Massive fire breaks out at market in Emirate of Ajman, UAE

Snakes in Suits

Rules for thee, not for me? German president thrashed for not wearing mask on vacation while lecturing others to do so

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
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South Tyrol Governor Arno Kompatscher after a personal meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
A holiday photo of the German president from a few weeks ago came back to bite him, after he lectured anti-mask protesters on being responsible during the Covid-19 pandemic - his face was not covered when the picture was taken.

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier delivered a stern tirade earlier this week, calling "irresponsible" those who object to social distancing measures advocated by the German authorities. While his current office is largely ceremonial, it also carries certain moral authority, which the former foreign minister channeled into a call to observe the rules.

"Each and every one of us is now responsible for preventing a second lockdown," he said on Monday in a video address. "Unless we are especially careful now, we would endanger the health of many. And we would also undermine the recovery of our society, our economy, our cultural life."

He went on to stress the importance of wearing face masks in public, maintaining distance from strangers, and follow other hygiene guidelines. The speech was apparently meant as a rebuke to the thousands of people who gathered in Berlin last Saturday to protest the coronavirus restrictions. Deliberately not wearing masks during the rally was one of the ways they tried to make their point.

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The Future is 'Clear', And It's Dystopian: Virus Hype Ushers in a Covid-1984 Nightmare of Restricted Access

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Clear's new Health Pass and other 'Covid hi-tech innovations' are a stark warning of how the globalist 'New Normal' being mapped out will operate. Access to travel, sport & restaurants may be barred for all who refuse to comply.

"Originally launched in May, Health Pass is an extension of Clear's mobile app. The service links COVID-19 related data like a health questionnaire and temperature check to assess whether someone is healthy enough to enter a certain venue. Additionally, the app has the capability to link COVID-19 test results through partnerships with labs, and eventually vaccination status."

That's how Condé Nast Traveller described the latest piece of technology by the biometric ID company Clear, which will help the authorities determine who will, and who will not, be allowed to go to the ball.

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"Masks make us slaves" Massive protests in Germany over C0VlD lockdown

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Massive protests in Berlin, Germany over the weekend as reports of 10's of thousands up to possibly a million or more people took to the streets to protests C0VlD lock-downs. What are the people truly asking for? Some say, a return to Democracy.

Comment: More from Ben Swann:


Auto-genocide: Lockdown in UK killed 2 people for every 3 who 'died of Covid-19'. And that's just the OFFICIAL figure...

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Alexander 'Boris' Johnson finally won the premiership, steering the British 'ship of state' out of the EU... and into the Corona World Order.
Lockdown killed two people for every three that died of the coronavirus, shocking new government figures have revealed.

It is thought that as many as 16,000 people died because they didn't get medical care between March 23 and May 1.

In the same period, 25,000 Britons died of the virus.

Comment: Emphasis on 'of', i.e., not necessarily 'from'.

The new figures were presented to the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) in the middle of July.

They were calculated by the Department of Health, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Government Actuary's Department and the Home Office.

The 16,000 people who died included 6,000 who didn't go to A&E during lockdown because they feared catching the virus.

Another 10,000 people are thought to have died in care homes after early discharge from hospital and a lack of access to care.

Comment: Actually, the British Medical Journal reported that that figure was more like 20-30,000.

A further 26,000 people could die by next month because of the restrictions, while in total 81,500 people could lose their lives in the next 50 years because of the virus.

Comment: "We healthy ones did alright, Jack. Screw the unhealthy and the elderly."

Recall that their entire premise for the lockdown was to "do it NOW to save the elderly!"...

The only 'positive' thing about this news is that the ratio of unnecessary deaths to actual 'deaths-from-Covid-19' is probably way worse.


Jordan Peterson: The activists are now stalking the hard scientists

Tomas Hudlicky
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Brock University professor Tomas Hudlicky.
So many messages of appalling idiocy, detestable envy, and envy embarrassing to behold, crossed my desk in the last fortnight that I found myself in the rare position of having too much to record — a writer's dream. But that content also indicated that the bell is tolling, and that I am one of those for whom the death knell sounds.

I have watched the universities of the Western world devour themselves in a myriad of fatal errors over the last two decades, and take little pleasure in observing the inevitable unfold. It is a failing of human reason, with all its limitations, ego, and pretensions, to serve as Cassandra; to derive a certain satisfaction in watching the ship whose demise was foretold breach its hull on rocks hidden from all other observers. The self-righteous pleasure of "I told you so," is, however, of little comfort when the icy water wends its way around ankle, knee and thigh, threatening to swamp everything still retaining its incalculable and unlikely value, even if it simultaneously makes short shrift of the ignorance and willful blindness that is frequently part and parcel of the death of something once great.

It is also necessary to note that the catastrophic failures of process and aim which I am about to relate were by no means hidden from the public view by the persons and institutions in question. They were instead positively trumpeted to all by multiple attempts to harness the powers of social media and announced, more traditionally, in press releases designed to indicate the success of some great and laudable moral striving. It is nothing less than a dire day when the proud revelation of vices of deadly and multifarious seriousness serve to substitute for announcements of genuine and valuable achievement, but that is where we are at — make no mistake about it.

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There's no medical reason for keeping schools shut. In fact, it is causing much more harm to children than Covid-19 ever could

Watlington Primary School
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Chairs are pictured on top of tables in a classroom at Watlington Primary School during the last day of school, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Watlington , Britain, July 17, 2020.
Keeping schools closed, as many teaching unions want, will cause more injuries and deaths to children and long-term damage to their educations. Yet the threat from Covid-19 to them - and to their teachers - is tiny.

Has the world ever been more frightened of something less frightening? For people aged seventy and above, who have underlying health problems, Covid-19 is something to be extremely concerned about. For those under twenty, the risk of death is almost non-existent.

Since the start of the pandemic the total number of deaths in England and Wales of people under the age of twenty is... fourteen. With no additional deaths, at all, in the last month. Overall, this represents a risk of death that is significantly less than one in a million.

Of course, each death in this age group is a tragedy. To lose a child is a terrible thing, and everyone would much rather that figure was zero. In reality a risk of less than one in a million is, effectively, zero. In this age group, each and every year, significantly more children die of drowning, or car accidents, even homicide.

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Facebook removes QAnon group, cites harassment and misinformation

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Facebook this week took down one of the largest QAnon conspiracy theory groups on the platform over harassment and misinformation violations, a Facebook spokesperson told Reuters.

The 200,000-member group titled "Official Q/Qanon" was taken down on Tuesday after several posts were removed for violating Facebook's guidelines on bullying and harassment, hate speech and false information that could lead to harm.

Facebook did not immediately respond to an inquiry from The Hill.

Last month, Twitter banned thousands of QAnon accounts on its platform as part of a crackdown on the conspiracy theory groups. A Facebook spokesperson told Reuters they are following suit and strengthening their own enforcement against the groups.

In May, Facebook removed a smaller network of QAnon accounts that was pushing a conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was developed by Bill and Melinda Gates as a cover for a depopulation campaign led by mass vaccinations.

Comment: See also: Twitter ban of QAnon conspiracy theorists only makes them stronger, & the censorship won't stop there

Bizarro Earth

How WOKE is US media? Torch a cop car and win praise, but never be a Catholic kid in a MAGA hat

Nick Sandmann riot police
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Two pro-Black Lives Matter activists in the US, charged with multiple felonies, are promoted by the mainstream media as real-life American heroes and martyrs. But who will speak out for the truly innocent?

In the wee hours of May 29, as Black Lives Matter riots were engulfing sections of New York City, Brooklyn lawyers Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis made one of the worst career moves of their young lives. But you'd never guess that from the glowing media coverage that followed.

With Mattis behind the wheel of their vehicle, Rahman lit the fuse on a Molotov cocktail, improvised from an empty beer bottle, and tossed it into a police cruiser that had already suffered mob damage. The police gave chase and the two were duly arrested; they now face up to 45 years in prison.

Comment: Clear evidence the media has been overcome with criminal thinking and seeks to spread it as the new 'normal'.


Draconian lockdown measures increase grocery prices due to supply chain disruption and restaurant closures

Comment: For years we assumed food shortages would first be caused by extreme weather events, but it looks like Covid-19 has pre-empted that...

© Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images
Grocery prices have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic. That has Americans spending more at the supermarket than they have in years.

Prices are spiking — and not just because people are buying more groceries as they spend more time at home.The pandemic has had a strong impact on grocery prices this year, according to seasonally adjusted data released Friday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The BEA tracks personal consumption expenditures to help measure inflation. From February to June, meat and poultry prices rose nearly 11%, with beef and veal prices seeing the highest rise, spiking 20%. For pork the increase was about 8.5%. People are paying more for other staples, too: During the same time period, egg prices shot up 10%, and shoppers shelled out 4% more for cereals and fresh vegetables.