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Saudi Arabia launches plans for underground city claiming it's part of a green future

Salman
© REUTERS / BANDER ALGALOUD/COURTESY OF SAUDI ROYAL COURT
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The city design was presented by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman himself, who explained why he believes that a concept of a conventional city should be transformed "into that of a futuristic one".

An ambitious urban development project involving the construction of a city with no roads where 1 million people would live has recently been unveiled by Saudi Arabia.

As per the project, known simply as The Line, the new city is going to be built along a 170-kilometer long stretch of land, resulting in the creation of what is essentially a chain of communities where residents would have easy access to the shops and services they require.

Comment: Express reports:
Some described plans for The Line as little more than an empty attempt at attracting international investment.

The Economist reporter Gregg Carlstrom tweeted: "Everything about NEOM seems like it was dreamed up by a Saudi official who watched a sci-fi movie on [the Middle East Broadcasting Center] at like 4am and said 'that looks cool, let's throw $100bn at it'."

And human rights groups agreed by pointing to perceived double standards.

Reem Abdellatif, a women's rights advocate, tweeted: "The Line is Mohammed bin Salman's desperate attempt to rebrand Saudi Arabia's failed NEOM project.

"After facing challenges from local tribes and failing to attract investments, [Mohammed bin Salman] once again uses old tricks to solve festering economic issues. Clean house first."

Despite the criticism, construction is slated to start very and is expected to contribute $48 billion (£35 billion) to the local economy as well as 38,000 jobs.
We only need look at the actions of the establishment with their tyrannical, nonsensical lockdowns as proof that they do not care about people; why would the future they want for us be any different? And check out SOTT radio's: MindMatters: Pseudo-realities, Psychopathy and the Origins of Totalitarianism


Eye 1

New Jersey govt drains gym's bank account for defying lockdown restrictions, despite ongoing legal appeal

Atilis
© AFP / Mark Makela
Atilis Gym owner Ian Smith
The owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey had their bank account unexpectedly drained even while pursuing their legal appeals against a growing stack of fines levied by the state for alleged violation of Covid-19 rules.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy "took it upon himself to empty our bank account entirely, to the tune of $165,000," gym owner Ian Smith claimed in a Wednesday Instagram post. The confiscation took place "without warning, and without permission" despite both parties being eight months into a bitter legal battle over state Covid-19 restrictions - including a lawsuit against the governor, he added.

The gym owner accused the governor "and his cronies" of "effectively and intentionally interfering with our right to council [sic]" in a Twitter post, noting that the sum taken represented "100% of [the gym's] legal defense money."

Comment: The establishment is pulling all manner of totalitarian tricks against those who attempt to resist:


Bug

World's largest insect farm to be built in Illinois amid signs of soaring food inflation

Black Soldier Fly Larvae


The food industry is about to take a giant leap forward towards sustainability
as a new partnership between Chicago-based food processing company Archer Daniels Midland and InnovaFeed, a French firm that makes insect protein for animal feed, are set to build the world's largest insect protein factory farm in central Illinois, according to Forbes.

ADM and InnovaFeed will grow and harvest billion and billions of insects called black soldier fly, whose larvae are scavengers and thrive on decomposing organic matter and convert it into a nutrient-rich protein that can be transformed into animal feed.

Black Soldier Fly Larvae

Once the facility is operational, both companies estimate yearly output could be around 60,000 metric tons of animal feed protein.

"I'm in awe. If they can pull this off, it will be magnificent," said Jeffrey Tomberlin, a professor and entomologist at Texas A&M University who has conducted years of research on insect protein
"This facility will be several times bigger than anything else in the world," Tomberlin said.

Comment: So the great push for humans to eat insects continues. See also: Is Insect-Eating Really the Future of Food?

One thing is for sure, insects do NOT provide the good fats and nutrients that helped individuals survive real plague by eating meat:

Don't miss: New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection


Attention

Alternative tech platform DLive cracks down on users amid media complaints about 'extremist' audience after Capitol storming

Capitol Building protest
© REUTERS/Leah Millis
A mob of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump attempt to use a ladder on a group of law enforcement personnel as they storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021.
DLive, a video streaming service which became popular over the past few years as a free speech alternative to websites like YouTube and Twitch, came under fire from its users after it announced sanctions to combat extremism.

After Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, media organizations like the New York Times, Wired, and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) took aim at DLive for hosting users who attended and supported the incident - branding the alternative tech platform an "extremist haven."

"DLive has paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to extremists since its founding, largely through donations of cryptocurrency built into a service provided by the site," SPLC claimed, pointing out that far-right livestreamer Anthime 'Baked Alaska' Gionet - who recorded himself during the storming of the Capitol - was one such figure reportedly making thousands on the platform.

DLive responded by banning Gionet, as well as American nationalist commentator Nick Fuentes. On Friday, however, the tech platform announced it would be implementing even more restrictions on its user base.

"In response to the recent incident on Jan 6th, we have decided to implement a temporary feature to disable donations and paid subscriptions to all X-tag channels," the company declared. "We understand the inconvenience this may cause for some of you but we believe this is the necessary action to take to ensure a responsible and safe community during this challenging time."

MIB

Manufactured Terror: Notorious "Nazi" Satanic group is an illegal counter intelligence operation controlled by two career FBI informants

mass murder Satanic group the Order of Nine Angles
On January 5th, National Justice released an article regarding a leaked FBI document on the pro-mass murder Satanic group the Order of Nine Angles (O9A) hinting at a potential government scheme to undermine First Amendment protected nationalist activity.

After reviewing numerous documents and interviewing multiple sources, National Justice can now confirm that the US chapter of the O9A is a self-described psychological operation run by a South Carolina based couple who have allegedly committed criminal acts to entrap multiple political activists on behalf of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Department of Justice over a 15 year period.

Joshua Caleb Sutter, the founder and head of O9A's American chapter the Tempel ov Blood, and his wife Jillian Hoy, who controls the Satanist book publishing company Martinet Press, have been accused of attempted murder, identity theft and using sex and blackmail to infiltrate and take control of radical political organizations on both the left and the right in hopes of getting them to commit criminal acts.

There are at least four separate instances of people being set up, going to prison or currently facing serious criminal charges due to bogus conspiracies instigated by Sutter and Hoy in their capacity as FBI sponsored informants and agent provocateurs.

Comment: So elements of the FBI almost literally create the enemy they are telling the public exists. And, of course, this tactic has, and is, being used to create legislation to crack down on "domestic terrorism" - or whoever challenges the pseudo-reality narrative created against the prevailing new "enemy" of the state.

We saw this modus operandi extensively employed against Muslims (among other groups) in the US over the last 20 years.

This lits of these types of set-ups simply goes on and on...


Yellow Vest

Swiss to vote in referendum to repeal lockdown restrictions, 55% concerned over loss of freedoms

switzerland mask lockdown
© Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images
A poll found that 55 per cent of Swiss were concerned about their individual freedoms being restricted by government measures imposed to tackle rising infections
Swiss campaigners have triggered a referendum to strip the government of new legal powers to impose lockdowns and curtail public life as the country battles the pandemic.

Campaign group Friends of the Constitution on Wednesday handed in a petition of 86,000 signatures collected over the past three months — well in excess of the 50,000 required — to formally initiate a nationwide vote to repeal the 2020 Covid-19 Act under Switzerland's highly devolved democratic system.

The outcome will be legally binding, with a vote scheduled for as early as June. While the pandemic has exposed social and political fractures across Europe over the rights of citizens, in Switzerland — where individuals' rights are often treated as culturally sacrosanct and government powers are sharply proscribed by law — the strains have become particularly evident.

Comment: Given the choice, it's likely a significant majority of citizens in many countries suffering the totalitarian lockdowns would choose to take their power back:


Arrow Up

Andrew Yang kicks off NYC mayoral bid, calls for universal basic income

Yang
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Andrew Yang
Former 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang on Thursday launched his New York City mayoral campaign -- hoping to replace outgoing Bill de Blasio with an audacious pitch for a universal basic income as a headline policy.

"I'm running for mayor for a very simple reason -- I see a crisis and believe I can help," he said, citing the COVID crisis as well as high unemployment in the Big Apple.

Yang spoke in Morningside Heights on the Upper West Side of Manhattan after announcing his campaign on Wednesday evening.
"We need bold ideas and fresh ideas to revive our city. We need to look forward and adapt to economic challenges of today and the future. We also need a city government focused on competence and delivering for our people every day."
He called on the city to move away from political blame games: "When in reality, the people have been losing and it is tearing our city apart." Yang could stake out a relatively moderate candidacy in a field of left-wing Democratic hopefuls. He described his platform as "a positive vision for New York City and a rational, progressive plan to implement it and make it a reality."

Comment: Some suggest Andrew Yang is floating feel-good messages that have little chance of implementation:



Arrow Down

'Proving my point': Ben Shapiro argues against Dem cancel culture, liberals respond blasting Politico for giving him platform

Ben Shapiro
© AFP/Mark Ralston
Ben Shapiro
Liberal critics are blasting Politico for daring to give "prime real estate" to conservative Ben Shapiro, who argued Republicans voting against Trump's impeachment are pushing back against cancel culture.

A day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time, Politico decided to get the perspective of Shapiro, a decision that now has them in the sights of liberal critics on social media.
"I'm so grateful that I don't write for a publication that has the bad judgment to turn one of its flagship products over to Ben Shapiro," Vox reporter Ian Millhiser added. Others slapped the publication for merely giving a conservative like Ben Shapiro, who has been one of the more critical voices of the president on the right, a platform.

Comment: Heaven help us when all of our comments, views and reasoning are exactly the same. Identicality: The death of diversity and freedom of opinion.


Document

Trump team's Peter Navarro drops third major report on historic election fraud - confirms Trump won

Navarro
© White House
Peter Navarro, Director, Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy
The Populist Press just reported that Peter Navarro from the Trump Team has released a report showing President Trump won the 2020 Election.
Volume 3 of the Navarro Report is designed to serve as a capstone to what has been a comprehensive analysis of the question: Was the 2020 presidential election stolen from Donald J. Trump? In this report, we provide the most up-to-date statistical "receipts" with respect to the potential number of illegal votes in each battleground state.
In the report it begins by discussing the first and second reports and then shares this:
The broader goal of this final installment of the Navarro Report is to provide investigators with a well-documented tally of potentially illegal votes on a state-by-state and category-by-category basis. This tally is presented in Figure One on the next page of this report. Note that each number in this figure has a corresponding endnote identifying the source of the number. Note further that we have taken a conservative approach to the count of potentially illegal ballots.

Comment: Hopefully the investigation continues and there is a beneficial outcome from the information. As for this dog and pony show of an election, it appears to be too late.


Target

Capitol Police report warned Congress could be targeted three days before riot

Capitol riot
© UPI
Riot at the US Capitol
The Capitol Police sent an internal intelligence report three days before the deadly Capitol riot that warned of potential for violence, The Washington Post reports.

"Due to the tense political environment following the 2020 election, the threat of disruptive actions or violence cannot be ruled out," the 12-page report reads.

Instead of counterprotesters being the target of the rioters like in past presidential election protests that occurred in D.C., this time the Capitol would likely be the target, the report warned.
"Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election. This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent."
The report, which doesn't appear to have been shared widely with other law enforcement agencies, noted that prominent leaders on the right would be speaking at the "Stop the Steal" rally, predicted by the Capitol Police to be one of that larger events that day, according to the Post.

Comment: The Capitol riot investigation may determine potential linkings of various officers/guards with specific actors in the crowd. It is unknown if the following is one of those scenarios:
Robert Bauer and his cousin Edward Hemenway, two men arrested in connection to the Capitol riot last week, admitted to agents that they were among the scores of people who entered the building on Jan. 6, according to a complaint filed Thursday.

Bauer, from Kentucky, told agents that he traveled with his wife to Washington, D.C., for the pro-Trump rally that day and they stayed with Hemenway in Virginia for part of the trip. All three said they attended the rally on Jan. 6 and joined the crowd in marching toward the Capitol.

Bauer and Hemenway each told investigators that after the men entered the Capitol, an officer shook their hands and said "it's your house now," according to the complaint.

A Capitol Police spokeswoman told The Hill that the department:
"is actively reviewing video and other open source materials of some USCP officers and officials that appear to be in violation of Department regulations and policies. Our Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating these behaviors for disciplinary action, up to, and including, termination. Several USCP officers have already been suspended pending the outcome of their investigations."
Bauer and Hemenway appeared in federal court on Friday and both pleaded not guilty to trespassing and knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds, the Courier-Journal reported.

Bauer told officials in the complaint he entered the Capitol building to "occupy the space" and claimed he had no intentions of harming anyone. Hemenway said he entered out of "stupidity" and "curiosity" and that he didn't know Congress was in session at the time, though he said he did know lawmakers were certifying the Electoral College vote.