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Ontario, Canada officer under investigation for voicing support for trucker convoy

Erin Howard
A police officer is under investigation after posting a video on social media expressing support for the trucker's freedom convoy headed to Ottawa to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Officer Erin Howard of Ontario posted the video to her Twitter, expressing support for the truckers who left from British Columbia on Sunday.

The convoy deployed in reaction to the Liberal Party's decision to make it mandatory for truckers crossing the borders to be vaccinated.

Comment: Expressing support for the truckers is enough to get you investigated, apparently. Tell us again about how Canada is a "free country."


See also: Freedom Convoy: Truckers angry over vaccine mandates roll toward Canada's capital in protest


Microscope 2

Emails reveal scientists suspected COVID leaked from Wuhan lab - then quickly censored themselves

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Security teams guard the outside of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
From almost the moment the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the medical-research establishment in Washington and London insisted that the virus had emerged naturally. Only conspiracy theorists, they said, would give credence to the idea that the virus had escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Now, a string of unearthed emails — the most recent being a batch viewed by the House Oversight and Reform Committee and referred to in its Jan. 11 letter — is making it seem increasingly likely that there was, in fact, a conspiracy, its aim being to suppress the notion that the virus had emerged from research funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), headed by Anthony Fauci.

The latest emails don't prove such a conspiracy, but they make it more plausible for two reasons: because the expert virologists therein present such a strong case for thinking that the virus had lab-made features, and because of the wholly political reaction to this bombshell on the part of Francis Collins, then-director of the National Institutes of Health.

Comment: See also:


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Israel planning mass Jewish evacuation from Ukraine - media

People wearing face mask on the Street in Ukraine
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People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of covid-19 walks along the Street in Ukraine.
Israel is said to be contemplating a mass airlift of those eligible for Israeli citizenship in the case of a Russian invasion

Top officials in Israel are said to be preparing for a scenario in which will they fly out tens of thousands of Jewish people from Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion, a top local newspaper has reported amid persistent Western speculation that Moscow could be planning an all-out offensive.

In a report on Sunday, Haaretz claimed that representatives from several government offices had met over the weekend to discuss the risk of the Jewish community in the Eastern European nation potentially being caught up in a conflict.

The briefing is said to have included officials from the National Security council; the foreign defense, transport, and affairs ministries; as well as those responsible for maintaining relations with Jews residing in territories of the former

Comment: The western psychopathing elites re-accusing Russia for moving its own troops on its own territory, but glorifying the fascism in Ukraine and saying that the movement of the army and weapons to the Ruassian border is nothing to worry about?

How have they come to this bizarre reality?

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Bullseye

Bari Weiss slams Biden's 'pandemic of bureaucracy' on Bill Maher

Bari Weiss
Weiss said that the COVID-19 restrictions will be "remembered by the younger generation as a catastrophic moral crime."

Journalist and author Bari Weiss appeared on TV host Bill Maher's show Friday night and delivered an impassioned discourse on the COVID-19 narrative.

"I'm done with COVID. I'm done!" declared Weiss as the crowd applauded. "I went so hard on COVID. I sprayed the Pringle's cans that I bought at the grocery store. I stripped my clothes off because I thought COVID would be on my clothes. Like, I did it all. I watched Tiger King. I got to the end of Spotify. We all did it, right?"

"No, we didn't all do it," responded a serious Maher.

"Well, here's the thing: a lot of us did do it," the former New York Times editor continued. "And then we were told, 'You get the vaccine. You get the vaccine and you go back to normal.' And we haven't gotten back to normal."


Comment: Good for Weiss, but how many of the liberal-leaning - or of any leaning - have yet to open their eyes about the tyrannical nature of mandates and the madness of group-think?!?

Below is YouTuber Liberal Hivemind's very good analysis of Weiss's very reasonable rant:




Attention

The Stryker Corporation and the Arcus Foundation: Billionaires behind the new 'LGBT' movement

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Sally Jewell (L), National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and millionaire Tim Gill (R)
Billionaire 'philanthropists' have been driving the change from LGB to LBGT. The Stryker Corporation and their Arcus Foundation is just one example.

Not long ago, the gay rights movement was a small group of people struggling to follow their dispositions within a larger heterosexual culture. Gays and lesbians were underdogs, vastly outnumbered and loosely organized, sometimes subject to discrimination and abuse. Their story was tragic, their suffering dramatized by AIDS and Rock Hudson, Brokeback Mountain and Matthew Shepard.

Today's movement, however, looks nothing like that band of persecuted outcasts. The LGBT rights agenda — note the addition of "T" — has become a powerful, aggressive force in American society. Its advocates stand at the top of media, academia, the professions, and, most important, Big Business and Big Philanthropy. Consider the following case.

Comment: More on the various groups mentioned:


Bullseye

'Grandfather' has become a 'problematic' word

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Language has become the main terrain on which the culture wars sweeping the Western world are played out.

Arguably, just about every word and phrase can become an unexpected target of linguistic policing. Who would have imagined that it would no longer be acceptable to use words like "grandfather," "spirit animal," "brown bags," "cakewalk," "jerry-rigged," "Sherpa," "mantra," "totem pole," or "housekeeping"? These are just some of the entries on a long list of problematic words and phrases contained in the Inclusive Language Guide published by the University of Washington.

Any sensible person reading this guide will be struck by its surreal tone. The reader learns that it is imperative to stop using phrases like "raining cats and dogs." The authors of the guide are obsessively driven in their attempt to justify why reasonable and hitherto uncontroversial words must no longer be used. For example, it justifies the need to abolish the word "housekeeping" on the grounds that "in reference to office work, this language can feel gendered."

Comment: The preening woke attempting to dictate to the world how one is permitted to speak woud be hilarious, if it weren't so horrifying.

Orwell's prescient 1984 nails it:
"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. . . . The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there's no reason or excuse for commiting thought-crime. It's merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won't be any need even for that. . . . Has it ever occcured to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?"



Briefcase

Long Island judge rules Gov. Hochul's mask mandate as 'unlawful'

Gov. Kathy Hochul
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A Long Island judge ruled against Gov. Kathy Hochul's controversial mask mandate on Monday — in a move that could lead to the lifting of similar orders in schools across the state.

Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Thomas Rademaker threw out a Nov. 24 rule issued by Health Commissioner Mary Bassett that led Hochul to order businesses without mandatory vaccination policies to require that all workers, customers and guests wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Thomas Rademaker said the rule amounted to "a law that was promulgated and enacted unlawfully by an Executive branch state agency, and therefore void and unenforceable as a matter of law."

And as a result, Rademaker said, the mask mandate Hochul announced on Dec. 10 "must fail as violative of the State Administrative Procedure Act."

NPC

'Professionalism is racist' event to be held in US university

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In a virtual talk scheduled for February 1, students at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, will hear how "professionalism," understood here as codes of dress, behavior and etiquette in the workplace, is actually racist.

The university's website explains that "the term 'professionalism' has at times been used to silence and marginalize people of color, when attributes of appearance, language or interactions that have nothing to do with job knowledge or constructive collegial relationships are labeled as 'unprofessional.'"

"In this context, so-called professionalism is coded language, a construct that upholds institutional racist policies and excluding practices."

Snakes in Suits

California senator proposes bill making covid-19 vaccine compulsory for all public school students, eliminates personal reasons as exemption

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A new bill from State Sen. Richard Pan will add COVID-19 vaccines to inoculations students are required to get before they can attend public school in California.

Pan announced the bill at Arleta High School alongside school officials from Los Angeles and San Diego, and public health leaders. As the world enters the third year of the pandemic, Pan said parents and families have all experienced the disruption, anxiety, and trauma since the coronavirus crisis began in March of 2020.

Flashlight

Unprecedented blackout hits across Central Asia: Cuts power to millions

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Areas affected by a massive power outage in Central Asia, January 24-5, 2022
Major outages saw power grids go down simultaneously in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday

Millions of people across Central Asia have been left without electricity after a shared power grid went down, cutting off national networks in three seperate countries on Tuesday.

Massive blackouts have been reported in southern Kazakhstan, including parts of Almaty, the country's former capital.

Trolley buses ground to a halt in the city, home to around 1.7 million people, and traffic lights went out on a number of intersections, creating long queues of vehicles.