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FBI wants family members to snitch on each other to prevent 'homegrown extremism'

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"As the Nazis worked to consolidate their power and build a cohesive "national community," suppression of dissent played a key role. In 1933, the Nazis issued a decree that required Germans to turn in anyone who spoke against the party, its leaders, or the government..." - Facing History
The FBI issued an ominous tweet on Sunday which encourages "family members and peers" to "learn how to spot suspicious behaviors and report them to the FBI" in the name of national security.

The broadly-worded tweet from the same agency that confiscated an unassembled Lego model of the US Capitol as evidence against a Jan. 6 protester - suggests that family members are "often best positioned to witness signs of mobilization to violence." For example, your radicalized Antifa nephew is being encouraged tell the FBI that you might be a domestic terror threat because you own guns and told the family at Thanksgiving you don't like illegal immigration.

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Greece mandates coronavirus vaccines for healthcare workers, bans dancing in bars

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Many blame the Delta variant for Greece's recent uptick in cases.
The coronavirus vaccine will now be mandatory for all Greek healthcare workers, according to an announcement on Monday by Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The statement was part of a series of new measures regarding Covid-19 and the country's continuing plan for vaccinations on Monday.

Although he admitted that Greece would likely be hit hard by the fast-spreading Delta variant, Mitsotakis affirmed that he would not place the country under strict lockdown measures again.

"Greece is not in danger (of the virus), but unvaccinated Greeks are," Mitsotakis said, hoping to persuade those who had not yet received the shot to do so in order to protect themselves.

Comment: Those who have already contracted the coronavirus are also at a reduced risk, why is the PM not including them? Note that, as the last year has demonstrated, for the vast majority of people, the coronavirus is relatively harmless.

Comment: It's notable that a concerted effort by governments throughout Europe, including the UK, more recently France, has been to threaten healthcare workers with unemployment should they choose not to participate in the mass, experimental vaccine trial. This, even though the manufacturers themselves admit that the vaccines may only lessen the severity of any infection, but they do not fully prevent infection, reinfection nor transmission. A similar push to get all workers vaccinated was recently attempted in Moscow, it was however also rather quickly dropped, but not before the more easily influenced people rushed to get their jabs.

See also: The Inanity of RNA Vaccines For COVID-19


Fire at new hospital ward in Iraq kills 60, second this year thought to be due to oxygen tank explosion

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The fire was only contained late on Monday night
More than 60 people have died after a fire in a coronavirus isolation ward at a hospital in the Iraqi city of Nasiriya.

Much of Iraq's health care system is in poor condition after years of conflict and angry relatives of the victims have been protesting outside the facility.

The cause of the fire at the al-Hussein hospital is unclear, but reports said it began after an oxygen tank exploded.

Comment: Explosion and huge blazes appear to be in the news with an increasing frequency these days, and, notably, a number of them have been at hospitals or industrial sites: See also: SOTT Exclusive: The growing threat of underground fires and explosions


Runaway censorship: YouTube is censoring 'normal discourse' and punishing those who fight back

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YouTube is selectively enforcing its policies regarding 'disinformation' in what appears to be an attempt to silence content creators who oppose the platform's penchant for censorship, political commentator Matt Orfalea told RT.

Orfalea is speaking from experience: Last week he received a 'strike' and had his channel demonetized for allegedly violating the company's policy prohibiting "violent criminal organizations." The flagged video was a seven-year-old satirical fake Starbucks ad, which referred to the coffee chain's "insanely overpriced beverages for psychopaths." YouTube later admitted it had acted "in error" and dropped the strike.

Speaking to RT on Sunday, the YouTuber said he felt that he had been intentionally targeted by the company because of an earlier video he made in which he criticized the platform's attempts to censor discussions about ivermectin, a drug that some medical experts believe could be effective against Covid-19. Orfalea pointed out that it was puzzling why a video from nearly 10 years ago would suddenly pop up on YouTube's radar.


Thousands march in Cuba in rare mass protests amid economic crisis

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Havana demonstration against the government of Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel
The biggest mass demonstrations for three decades have rippled through Cuba, as thousands took to the streets in cities throughout the island, demonstrating against food shortages, high prices and communist rule.

The protests began in the morning, in the town of San Antonio de los Baños in the west of the island, and in the city of Palma Soriano in the east. In both cases protesters numbered in the hundreds.

With millions of Cubans now with mobile internet on their phones, news of the protests quickly swept to Havana. By early afternoon, thousands marched through central Havana, chanting "homeland and life" and "freedom".

"I'm here because of hunger, because there's no medicine, because of power cuts - because there's a lack of everything," said a man in his 40s who didn't want to give his name for fear of reprisals. "I want a total change: a change of government, multiparty elections, and the end of communism."

The protesters were met by uniformed and plainclothes police officers, who bundled hundreds of demonstrators - many of them violent - into police cars. Youths tore up paving slabs and hurled them at police; police used pepper spray and beat protesters with truncheons.

Comment: An already festering unrest in Cuba is compounded by US intervention via sanctions and protest propaganda:
The Cuban president has hit out at the US, alleging it played a considerable role in the first major protests on the island in years by encouraging dissent and causing shortages with its blockade.

Speaking on Monday, President Miguel Díaz-Canel blasted what he described as US interference in fiery remarks, condemning protests which erupted on the island a day earlier. Appearing alongside his cabinet in a televised national address, he stated that the people of Cuba have the right to defend their system and uphold the achievements of the revolution.

Responding to criticism over the country's current economic woes, which have been worsened by the pandemic, Díaz-Canel said that Washington's continuing sanctions against Cuba were causing the shortages, including a lack of medicines and power outages. Washington has pursued, he said, "a policy of economic suffocation to provoke social unrest in the country".

He also claimed there had been a clear and obvious campaign in recent weeks which aimed to provoke the people and undermine the achievements of the government. Díaz-Canel stated that there had been attempts to discredit the nation's handling of the pandemic in an effort to fracture national unity. The president said that the country was still faring well against Covid-19 despite a shortage of medicines.

Also speaking on Monday, US President Joe Biden gave his backing to the protest movement, saying that Cubans' "right of peaceful protest and the right to freely determine their own future must be respected". He said the Cuban government must hear the call of its people and "serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves."


Hotel collapses in eastern China, 1 dead & 10 missing

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A rescue operation is under way after a hotel collapsed in Suzhou, China.
A hotel collapsed in eastern China on Monday, leaving at least one person dead and 10 others missing, the local government said.

Rescuers had pulled seven survivors from the rubble of the budget Siji Kaiyuan hotel in the popular tourist city of Suzhou, according to a statement on the city government's official social media account.

The Suzhou government said it was "sparing no effort to treat the injured", adding that authorities were investigating the cause of the disaster.

Comment: Whilst corruption surely is a significant factor in some of these incidents, one can't help but wonder whether at least some of them haven't also been hastened by the extreme weather and similarly related changes that are clearly on the rise:

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Larry Sanger is right, Wikipedia is now the establishment thought police - just look at my entry on there

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(Inset) Larry Sanger
For some years now, Wikipedia has had a libellous smear entry on me that cannot be edited to be less of a smear. So, imagine my surprise to learn a co-founder of the site accuses it of not being neutral.

In February 2021, Larry Sanger, one of the founders of the online encyclopedia, said, "The days of Wikipedia's robust commitment to neutrality are long gone." This was not his first time speaking out against Wikipedia. Personally, I was surprised to learn that Wikipedia was ever neutral.

In his more recent post, 'Wikipedia Is More One-Sided Than Ever', Sanger wrote:
"Wikipedia, like many other deeply biased institutions of our brave new digital world, has made itself into a kind of thought police that has de facto shackled conservative viewpoints with which they disagree. Democracy cannot thrive under such conditions: I maintain that Wikipedia has become an opponent of vigorous democracy."

Comment: Former UK ambassador Craig Murray has come to the same conclusion about Wikipedia "editor" Philip Cross: And let's not forget the premiere source of propaganda has not neglected this outlet either:

Manipulating Wikipedia content: Israeli program to train editors to ensure that "what is written" is "Zionist in nature"


Eric Adams supports shielding cops from lawsuits, but not in 'reckless' case, wants focus on handgun control

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New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams
Eric Adams, New York City's Democratic mayoral nominee and a heavy favorite to win November's election, said Sunday that cops who follow their department's rules should be shielded from lawsuits for actions on the job — except for "reckless" conduct like in the death of George Floyd.

"I support it with an asterisk," Adams, a former cop, said on CNN's "State of the Union," when asked about his stance on a potential federal measure on qualified immunity, which Democrats in Congress are mulling repealing as part of their police reform legislation.

Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that shields government officials such as police officers from being personally liable in civil suits if they did not violate the law.

Comment: Adams appear to be a threat to the traditional NYC political machine. He's been targeted with some of some election shenanigans as Donald Trump was. Despite his seemingly measured law enforcement stance, Adams has made some concerning policy statements:


Fired by bot at Amazon: 'It's you against the machine'

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Normandin, an “old-school kind of guy” who say he gives every job 110%.
Contract drivers say algorithms terminate them by email — even when they have done nothing wrong.

Stephen Normandin spent almost four years racing around Phoenix delivering packages as a contract driver for Amazon.com Inc. Then one day, he received an automated email. The algorithms tracking him had decided he wasn't doing his job properly.

The 63-year-old Army veteran was stunned. He'd been fired by a machine.

Normandin says Amazon punished him for things beyond his control that prevented him from completing his deliveries, such as locked apartment complexes. He said he took the termination hard and, priding himself on a strong work ethic, recalled that during his military career he helped cook for 250,000 Vietnamese refugees at Fort Chaffee in Arkansas.
"I'm an old-school kind of guy, and I give every job 110%," he said. "This really upset me because we're talking about my reputation. They say I didn't do the job when I know damn well I did."
Normandin's experience is a twist on the decades-old prediction that robots will replace workers. At Amazon, machines are often the boss — hiring, rating, and firing millions of people with little or no human oversight.

Comment: Amazon is one of the biggest companies in the world. They got that way by treating their workers like disposable machines or tools. And as with machines, they use technology to manage performance without taking into consideration that they are human beings, not robots.

When a human factor disrupts an employee's routine, how is it that he/she just loses their job? It's spooky, and telling, that they use the terms "terminate" or " disconnect" to describe firing an employee.

Technology and psychopaths have one thing in common. They both can't have or understand normal human emotions. That is why they like to use technology to oppress and control humanity. They are the same. Soulless and emotionless designs.
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Moderna rep admits everyone is part of huge experiment

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In the featured video, which aired June 22, 2021, independent reporter Stew Peters plays an audio recording1 made by a young woman who suddenly developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after her Moderna injection. Her neurologist believes her condition is the direct result of the COVID shot.

While the neurologist filed an adverse event report with the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), the woman decided to report it to Moderna as well. The Moderna rep does not appear the least surprised by the injury, and appears to admit he's received similar reports before.

Everyone Who Gets the Jab Is Part of the Safety Trial

During that call, the Moderna representative reads her the following disclaimer:
"The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, but it has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA under an emergency use authorization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019, for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.

There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The EUA for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 EUA declaration, justifying emergency use of the product unless that declaration is terminated or the authorization is revoked sooner."
The rep also points out that all clinical trial phases are still ongoing, and that long-term protective efficacy against COVID-19 is unknown. When the patient asks whether everyone who gets the COVID shot — even if they did not specifically sign up to be a trial participant — is in fact part of the clinical trial, he replies, with a chuckle, "pretty much, yeah."

Comment: See also: What Moderna isn't telling us about their new mRNA COVID-19 vaccine