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France could go dark this winter

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France may face rolling blackouts this winter if its electrical grid comes under severe stress due to cold weather and high demand, Xavier Piechaczyk, the head of energy regulator RTE, said on Thursday.

In an interview with France Info radio, he highlighted the risks of power supply shortages in January as the country struggles to restart its nuclear reactors, which were put offline for maintenance.

France produces roughly 70% of its electricity from a nuclear fleet of 56 reactors and 22 of them are currently shut down, causing a sharp drop in power generation.

The outages have compounded the energy woes, as the EU struggles with a sharp drop in natural gas deliveries from Russia. While France is less dependent on Russian energy than other EU countries, the lack of domestic power generation that the nuclear industry normally provides is forcing the country to buy electricity from its neighbors.

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A Grand Unified Theory of the FTX Disaster

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"No matter what political reasons are given for the war, the underlying reason is always economic." -A. J. P. Taylor
This is the work of many hundreds of people, distilled and organized in a way that hopefully brings the Bigger Picture to light — at least insofar as we all can research and interpret it better. Apologies to those participating whose work is not included in the scores of links provided.

So far as I can tell, everyone has this story wrong. Many people put together some frame of the puzzle just fine, but this can be a dangerous distraction, so I'd like to take a shot at sorting it out. After all, it's only human extinction on the line.

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I may edit parts in or out, or write additional articles to clarify related events.

TL;DR - You may want to break this up into two or three reading sessions. This is by far the longest article I've written. It has to be. And it won't be the tightest or best-edited. But it's the most important one to date, so I don't want to hold back. My apologies.

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Germany's unemployment claims nearly double in November

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Jobless claims in Germany rose by more than expected in November amid the energy crisis and weakening consumption.

Claims increased by 17,000 compared with the previous month, up from the 9,000 rise registered in October, according to data from the Federal Employment Agency released Wednesday. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast that the number of people out of work would climb by 10,000.

The adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.6% in November from 5.5% in October, above economists' forecasts of 5.5%.

Comment: The situation is deteriorating, and rapidly, and there is every reason to believe that the situation is going to get unimaginably worse:

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We will be sacrificed for global standardization of systems

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The video above [we have moved the video below] features the late Rosa Koire, former executive director of the Post Sustainability Institute and Democrats Against UN Agenda 21,1 and author of "Behind the Green Mask: UN Agenda 21." She spent the decade before her untimely death researching and educating people about public policies intended to strip us of our individual rights.

Before taking up that fight, she was a district branch chief at the California Department of Transportation for nearly three decades. Koire passed away from a pulmonary embolism and metastatic lung cancer at the end of May 2021.

In the video above, Koire exposes the real agenda of the United Nations Agenda 21, which was laid out during a Sustainable Development conference in June 1992.


Nurse who injected saline instead of Covid vaccines in up to 8,600 patients walks FREE from court in Germany

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Defendant Antje T, 39, is pictured during the trial at Oldenburg District Court, Lower Saxony, on November 30. She was sentenced to probation for jabbing people with saline solution
An anti-vaxxer nurse who injected up to 8,600 elderly people with saline solution instead of a Covid-19 vaccine has walked free from court.

Red Cross nurse Antje T, 39, jabbed thousands of elderly patients at a vaccine centre in Germany with what she told them was the BioNTech Pfizer vaccine but was just a saltwater solution.

The nurse, who administered the fake vaccines at the Schortens jab centre in Friesland, northwest Germany, was given just six months on probation.

She was found guilty of six counts of intentional assault by Oldenburg District Court, Lower Saxony state, on November 30.


Kari Lake talks Arizona lawsuit timeline and plans

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Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake
Election integrity fans are following the action in Arizona, as Republican nominees for statewide office, led by gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, take a stand against the perennial shenanigans in Maricopa County. The county's shoddy sh*tshow of an election has delayed counting and produced trust-defying results (that somehow always magically end up favoring Democrats) for far too long. With Americans' faith in our electoral system hitting dangerous lows while the Democrat ballot sow-and-reap system grows ever more entrenched, we're just about at the end of the line for opportunities to fix this mess.

The good news is that once someone leads the way and overthrows this highly suspect status quo, it will be easier for others to follow. (I'm looking at you, Pennsylvania.) In Kari Lake, we may just have that trailblazing American warrior.

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Austrian grocers to hand out food rations during blackouts

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Austria unveiled emergency measures on Tuesday to secure food and other essentials for people in the event of blackouts this winter.

The plan, published on the country's Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism website, decrees that all grocery stores are to remain closed on the first day of a potential blackout.

On the second day, stores are to remain closed but act as centres from which bags of fresh produce will be given to residents, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Additionally, the stores will offer prepared bags with water, long-life bread, canned goods, convenience products, and candles to be sold for cash. Baby items and hygiene products will be made available on request.

From day three, only products from the dry range will be offered, for safety reasons.

All major Austrian retailers have agreed to the scheme, including Spar, Maximarkt, Billa, Penny, Lidl, Frisch, Unimarkt, M-Preis, and others.

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Do avian influenza lockdowns make any more sense than covid ones?

Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease which occurs primarily in poultry and wild water birds. Avian influenza viruses are either high or low pathogenic viruses (HPAI and LPAI, respectively) depending on the molecular characteristic of the virus and its ability to cause disease and mortality in chickens.

HPAI was first recorded in 1996 in East Asia.

Most strains of avian influenza cause no or few signs of disease in infected wild birds. By contrast, the current outbreak is of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which can cause severe disease and high mortality.

The U.K. Health Security Agency continues to advise that the risk to (human) public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency advice remains unchanged, that avian influenzas pose a very low food safety risk for U.K. consumers. Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.


Inflation in France remains at historic high - report

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The French economy continued to be hampered by record inflation in November, defying economists' expectations, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Research (Insee) reported on Wednesday.

According to its preliminary estimates, consumer prices surged 7.1% from a year earlier, matching October's increase. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had predicted a 7% rise.

The report suggested that the price of food (excluding fresh produce) and manufactured goods, as well as services, accelerated in November. The price of services rose 3% on the year, which is slightly less than the 3.1% seen in October.

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The Evil Of The Political Left Is Rooted In Their Exploitation Of Tragedies

Evil Of The Political Left
What is the root of all evil? Money? No, not really. Money is just a tool, like a hammer, a wrench or even a gun. When I think of evil I don't envision a handgun or a rifle or a big pile of hundred dollar bills. Instead, I see nightly news talking heads spreading disinformation and fear. I see mobs of over-emotional and ignorant activists setting fire to buildings, tearing things down because they don't know how to build anything useful and new. And above it all, I see a small group of elites hovering, licking their chops as they fantasize about the potential power that can be gained from exploiting the chaos.

The willingness to destroy and cause suffering for personal benefit is evil. The willingness to feed off the tragedies of others is evil. And these are the cold characteristics that currently define the political left.

There have been multiple criminal events and national emergencies over the past few years that leftists have been very quick to hijack or scapegoat onto conservatives, often with embarrassing results for themselves. The most recent being the Colorado "Club Q" shooting in which 5 people died and at least 19 were injured. Here was the mainstream media's reaction to the event, with little to no facts on hand to back their claims: