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How the CDC used the movie 'Contagion' to exploit the anthrax plot and increase their staff and budgets

Contagion movie still Jude Law
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"Contagion" by Steven Soderbergh, 2011, Warner Bros.
Newly released documents have revealed the extent of the CDC's role in the 2011 film, and how they milked the positive publicity. But they also beg the question why they weren't more prepared for a real pandemic, like Covid.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the fastest-growing federal agencies of recent decades. In 1987, their budget was $590 million but by 2020 it had ballooned to over $8 billion, leading journalist Eric Boehm to observe, "If the agency had grown with inflation since 1987, it would have a budget of about $1.3 billion today. Total federal spending, meanwhile, has grown from a hair over $1 trillion in 1987 to $4.4 trillion last year — which means that the CDC's budget has grown faster [than] the government's overall spending."

A 2009 report by Senator Tom Coburn's office into questionable spending at the CDC found they had invested $1.7 million in setting up their own Hollywood liaison office, "to get health messages into television and film." Since then, the CDC have worked on documentary series including 'Breakthrough' and the BBC's 'Horizon', as well as episodes of the TV drama 'Cedar Cove' and the romantic comedy 'My Lockdown Romance'.

Comment: The CDC has morphed into a propaganda outlet (if they were ever anything else) sowing fear in order increase their Big Pharma buddy's bottom line. That they would reach out to Hollywood, purveyor of false idols and cultural propaganda is a match made in heaven.

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Hunter finds body of man missing for 53 years

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Deputies from Lemhi County Sheriff's Office in Idaho found the remains of a hunter missing for 53 years who had been discovered by another hunter.
A man in Idaho made an unexpected discovery while out hunting when he came across the remains of a hunter who had been missing for more than half a century.

Raymond Jones, a 39-year-old from Salmon, had not been seen since September 7, 1968 when he went out bowhunting for mountain goats in the east fork of Hayden Creek in Lemhi County, EastIdahoNews.com reported.

A search by land and air involving dozens of people was launched the following day after Jones failed to return to a hunting camp 30 miles southeast of Salmon.

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Twitter freezes Maxime Bernier's account after he encouraged followers to harass journalists

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"They want to play dirty, we will play dirty too."

People's Party leader Maxime Bernier publicized the emails of three journalists Tuesday after they contacted the party email to ask questions. In a now-deleted tweet, Bernier says, "If you want to write to these idiots to tell them what you think of their disgusting smear jobs, here are their email addresses."

"They want to play dirty, we will play dirty too," said Bernier prior to posting the emails.

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Feds indict two Afghan refugees on child sex, spousal assault charges

Imaad Noori
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Mohammad Haroon Imaad (R) and Bahrullah Noori were charged on accounts of child sex and domestic assault.
A federal grand jury in Wisconsin indicted two Afghan refugees Wednesday, accusing them of committing crimes while they were staying at a local Army base after being taken out of Afghanistan.

Bahrullah Noori, 20, is charged with one count of attempting to engage in a sex act with a minor by force and three counts of engaging in a sex act with a minor. One of the latter counts also alleges the use of force. Investigators say both of Noori's alleged victims were under the age of 16.

The indictment specifically alleges that Noori touched the genitalia of one of his victims on three separate occasions while at Fort McCoy, an Army installation located approximately 100 miles northwest of Madison. One of the alleged assaults occurred in a barrack, while the other two took place in a bathroom.

The second indictment charges 32-year-old Mohammad Haroon Imaad with assaulting his wife on Sept. 7 by strangling and suffocating her. A complaint states that Imaad's wife claimed to soldiers through an interpreter that her husband had also struck their children on "multiple occasions" and alleged that he "beat me many times in Afghanistan to the point I lost vision in both eyes."

In a second interview, Imaad's wife alleged that her husband had raped her in addition to abusing her verbally and physically. At one point, she claimed, he had threatened to "send her back to Afghanistan where the Taliban could deal with her" and also told her "that nine women have been killed since getting to Fort McCoy and that she would be the tenth."

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'We need to treat lunchtime as a dangerous time for all': School says students must wear masks when chewing, swallowing food in cafeteria

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© AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File
In this Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, file photo, students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at Sessums Elementary School in Riverview, Fla.
A Washington state school decreed that students must wear masks in the cafeteria — while chewing and swallowing food, Jason Rantz of KTTH-AM reported.

In addition, the school district backed the mask mandate from Tacoma's Geiger Montessori School using guidance that doesn't exist, Rantz also reported — and he added that the cited guidance actually indicates students should not wear masks while eating lunch.

What are the details?

Rantz noted a portion of an email to parents from Principal Neil O'Brien outlining the policy:
Yes. Children should wear masks during lunch. They can lower it to take a bite or a drink, and raise it to chew, swallow, or talk. Our cafeteria has a fantastic airflow system and children are spaced apart AND when over a hundred of them are in one large room (the cafeteria and gym combined) we need to treat lunchtime as a dangerous time for all. Children need to continue to wear their masks during lunch.
A parent who went by the name "Michael" noted on Rantz's KTTH radio show that he reached out to the principal with concerns but never heard back. However, Michael told Rantz he did hear back from Shallae Hobbs, Tacoma Public Schools' administrator of health services.

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Amputations & executions will return as punishments for crime, says senior Taliban official

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The one-eyed, one-legged founder of the Taliban Mullah Nooruddin Turabi warned today the regime will bring back executions and amputations for thieves - though they may not be held in public
The Taliban's notorious former head of religious police has said extreme punishments such as executions and amputations will resume in Afghanistan.

Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, now in charge of prisons, told AP News amputations were "necessary for security".

He said these punishments may not be meted out in public, as they were under previous Taliban rule in the 1990s.

But he dismissed outrage over their past public executions: "No-one will tell us what our laws should be."

Comment: Whilst Afghanistan may be one of the more extreme examples, these kinds of restrictions and punishments are in force elsewhere, the death penalty is still in effect even in places like the US, and so whilst it may not be what most Western citizens would support, the situation needs to be seen in context.

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Oregon Senators file formal Grand Jury petition calling for investigation into CDC's willful misconduct to hyperinflate COVID-19 data following federal law violations

Leah Wilson, J.D.
The formal request for a Grand Jury Investigation was brought forth on behalf of more than 62,200 Americans who signed a public petition gathered by Stand for Health Freedom.

Oregon State Senators Kim Thatcher and Dennis Linthicum jointly filed a formal petition for a federal grand jury investigation into both the CDC and FDA on August 16th in the city of Medford, Oregon, Jackson County. The official letter included eight exhibits and 20 references for evidentiary materials showing a clear need to formally investigate the agencies for willful misconduct.

In March 2020, according to a paper published in the journal Science, Public Health Policy, and The Law, the CDC abruptly changed how death certificates were recorded for only one type of death — COVID-19 — and circumvented multiple federal laws to do so. This hyperinflation of death certificate reporting kicked off an avalanche of data degradation and destructive public health policies.

Now, two Oregon Senators have broken their silence in an exclusive briefing about their letter and the petition calling for a thorough investigation. The project has been a months-in-the-making combined effort between scientific, legal and public policy experts.

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WTH is this? Tucker Carlson reveals 'Satanism' powerpoint slide presented to army to promote vaccination

Tucker Carlson
"So here you have the U.S. Army doing PR for Satanism."

Host Tucker Carlson revealed a bizarre powerpoint slide Monday that was presented to U.S. Army service members in an effort to get them on board with mandatory COVID vaccinations. The slide sardonically asks "how many children have been sacrificed to Satan for the vaccine?" before claiming only three people have died from side effects, and then listing the 'tenets of Satanism' taken straight from the 'temple of Satanism' website.

The Army admitted that the slide was shown to service members, but claims that it wasn't approved by leadership, according to Carlson, who labeled the military vaccine mandate a "takeover of the US military."

What the hell is this?


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Making racism culturally cool: New BET movie 'Karen' is 2021's most rabidly racist film

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"Karen" by Coke Daniels, 2021, Flixville USA.
Black Entertainment Television's Karen is a truly toxic movie riddled with the same identity-based hate that it supposedly aims to expose. The fact it's been made at all makes a mockery of the serious subject matter.

When people inquire about what I do for a living and I tell them I'm a film critic, they often ask, "What's that like?" My pat answer is, "It's better than digging ditches."

Having suffered through the atrociously awful new BET original movie Karen, I realize that statement isn't true, as I would've been better off spending that hour and a half digging a ditch in which to bury myself alive.

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Don't hand out cash to pensioners like communists! Russian bank chief insists under capitalism the elderly should pay their own way

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Elderly shopper in Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, Russia
Russia's top economic bosses are embroiled in a row over whether retirees should be able to count on handouts from the government, or if workers should be expected to set aside savings to cover their living expenses later in life.

Speaking to members of the Budget Committee in the country's Senate on Tuesday, the first deputy director of Russia's central bank, Sergey Shvetsov, told lawmakers that elderly people shouldn't be dependent on state funds.
"Helping pensioners, in my opinion, is a bit too late. Citizens should retire with a good pension package which, first and foremost, must be built up by themselves throughout their lives. This is called capitalism."
According to Shvetsov, efforts to bolster older peoples' incomes by raising the pension rate, as well as one-off sums offered up to help them with rising living costs, are a throwback to a bygone era.
"When a person retires and relies entirely on the state - this is called socialism. We are closer to our Soviet past on this front, and the proposal of the Central Bank is to transform this situation through encouraging and incentivizing citizens, as well as reforming pension institutions."

Comment: Considering the plandemic's effect on production, trade and consumption, whatever economic issues previously considered precarious are now magnified, especially for retirees. Note how 'the coronavirus' has eliminated a great swath of the elderly all around the globe...purposefully, some might conclude. Putin is right...there are no great options.