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Project Veritas win: Texas election fraudster caught in undercover sting arrested for widespread vote barvesting

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Raquel Rodriguez is placed in a squad car following her arrest for vote harvesting

In October Project Veritas released a bombshell undercover video of a Texas "Republican" consultant violating both Texas and federal laws.

Raquel Rodriguez, a consultant for GOP House candidate Mauro Garza was caught on camera coercing and bribing voters into voting Democrat.

Rodriguez is seen on camera taking the ballot from the voter and helping her fill it out.

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Do face masks work in combating Covid? Not in my old people's nursing home they don't...

Man with a face mask
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A man wears a Union Jack flag face mask, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease, outside Kensington Palace Gardens in London.
We wear masks, goggles, plastic gowns and gloves when we see our residents, and clean everything continuously, but in the last week 18 patients and staff have been infected. It's worse than in March/April, when we had no masks.

I have often wished that we had another Planet Earth, sitting just next to this one. Everything on this cloned planet would be the same, so we could do randomised controlled trials where we changed something here, but not there, to see what happens. You could, of course, also do it the other way around.

Then we would have a chance of knowing if an initiative really worked, or not, and we would have some proper evidence to support major interventions. I first thought this about mass cancer screening programmes. They have almost all been introduced, for everyone, at the same time.

Comment: Covid-19 is by now a pseudo-pandemic. Despite some significant excess mortality spikes in spring of last year, all the data show no significant increase around the world for 2020 as a whole. Many countries experienced excess mortality, but nothing more than has been experienced in recent years with bad flu seasons.

Covid-19 deaths are largely increasing not because the virus is so deadly, but because many other reasons for death are ascribed to Covid-19. Death "with" Covid does not necessarily mean death "by" Covid. The "show" is running, and they need reasons to keep this false pandemic alive and people scared to death so they can justify installing a fascistic police state on this planet.

Masks are not introduced to keep us safe from this flu-like virus. It seems they have been introduced because they desperately need more infections and deaths that can be attributed to Covid-19 so they can keep the "show" running.


Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal

Mateusz Morawiecki with Angela Merkel
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Mateusz Morawiecki with Angela Merkel. Both have questioned tech firms’ no-platforming of Trump.
Following Trump's Twitter ban, Polish government wants to protect posts that do not break nation's laws.

Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump's social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar actions there.

"Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which are not," wrote the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, on Facebook earlier this week, without directly mentioning Trump. "There can be no consent to censorship."



Parler CEO says social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not return

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The Parler website is seen before its shutdown in this still from video, January 10, 2021.
Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze.

As a procession of business vendors severed ties with the two-year-old site following the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week, Matze said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he does not know when or if it will return.

"It could be never," he said. "We don't know yet."

Comment: Given the treatment Parler has received, we should see an equivalent ousting of Facebook in the next few days, now that the Washington Post has thrown them under the bus, saying the platform played a role in the Capitol siege. Otherwise one might be able to say there's some kind of double standard at play.

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WaPo throws Zuck under the bus: Facebook's Sandberg deflected blame for Capitol riot, but new evidence shows how platform played role

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A man breaks a window as supporters of President Trump storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Fliers and hashtags promoting the pro-Trump rally circulated on Facebook and Instagram in the days and weeks beforehand.

In the days leading up to last week's march on the Capitol, supporters of President Trump promoted it extensively on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram and used the services to organize bus trips to Washington. More than 100,000 users posted hashtags affiliated with the movement prompted by baseless claims of election fraud, including #StopTheSteal and #FightForTrump.

The details, emerging from researchers who have combed the service in recent days, shed new light on how Facebook services were used to bring attention to and boost attendance at the rally, which turned violent when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol while Congress was in session. The attack resulted in the death of a Capitol Police officer and four other people.

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has sought to deflect blame, noting the role of smaller, right-leaning services such as Parler and Gab.

Comment: While there's a certain joy in seeing the Washington Post throw Facebook under the bus, none of the instances cited in the above article imply that Facebook did anything wrong. There's nothing wrong with being a Trump supporter, nothing wrong with holding a rally, nothing wrong with organizing transportation to a rally in support of the President. If they cited something actually supporting violence or plans to breach the Capitol building, then they might have something here.

And predictably, this article has already had far-reaching consequences, as Facebook has again started purging content and creators. Tim Pool is one of its latest victims, detailed in this video:


Trump's been deleted from internet, and any one of us could be next

Donald Trump has been deleted from the internet. He hasn't been put behind a warning or had his followers reduced, or been forced to switch platforms. He's gone.

Snapchat. Twitter. Facebook. YouTube. Google. Amazon. Instagram. Shopify. Twitch. Tiktok. Gone.

And he's the President of the United States. If they can do it to him, they can do it to anyone.

Indeed, that's the message being sent. It's an intimidation move, designed to frighten people into policing themselves.

Many people have picked up on this already.

But unfortunately, many more are still lost in what they falsely believe to be the heady scent of victory. They'll realise their mistake eventually, but it may be too late for us all by then.


Climate alarmism has become a growth industry and the pandemic is making things worse, fueling fears of human extinction

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A protestor wearing a face mask displays a placard reading 'Save The Earth' during the climate crisis protest in Seoul.
Covid-19 has provided a window of opportunity for professional doom-mongers to spread fear by linking the virus to climate change and overpopulation. But we shouldn't pay attention to their alarmist predictions for the planet.

Another day and another climate alarmist report that warns that human extinction is imminent. A study titled 'Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future' declares that the planet is confronted with a "ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate disruption upheavals."

Why am I not surprised by yet another scenario outlining a ghastly future of mass extinction? We live in a world where we are constantly fed a diet of climate alarmism through the media.

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Israeli court bans screening of 'Jenin, Jenin' documentary

Jenin Palestinian refugee camp
The Jenin Palestinian refugee camp is in the north of the occupied West Bank.
An Israeli court has banned screenings of a controversial documentary film about 2002 clashes in the occupied West Bank by prominent director Mohammed Bakri, in a ruling seen by AFP Tuesday.

Bakri enraged the Israeli establishment and Jewish public with his documentary film "Jenin, Jenin" about April 2002 clashes in a Palestinian refugee camp in which 52 Palestinians and 23 Israeli soldiers were killed.

The film was banned in Israel after a few screenings, but the supreme court later overturned the ban.

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Nashville's big bomb was a very rare device, experts think

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Find his test sites, top bomb experts say.

Anthony Quinn Warner's device, although probably made of common over-the-counter components, is unique in the annals of mayhem, according to seasoned FBI bomb experts consulted by SpyTalk.

"We've never seen an improvised thermobaric device before in this country or any country," says Dave Williams, who conducted the FBI's on-scene investigations of the World Trade Center, Oklahoma City, Pan Am 103 and Unabomber bombings, among other notorious incidents. Thermobaric refers to a gaseous fuel-air explosion.

"The reason is, it's very difficult to get the timing down to get an optimum mixture of air and a liquified carbonaceous fuel such as propane, methane, acetylene or natural gas," Williams told SpyTalk. "He couldn't have done it the first time and made it work. There had to be a test area."

Accidental thermobaric explosions are not uncommon — for example, when a house explodes because of a natural gas leak. But IED-makers haven't tried to stage them deliberately, up to now, Williams says, because too many things have to go right.

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Stock Up

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Economic stranglehold begins

LNG vessel
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The trifecta of daily life essentials, electricity, fuel and food prices are rising at exceptional rates. Natural gas prices at record highs in Asia and parts of the E.U, shipping rates set a new maritime world record for price, highest ever electricity rates in the UK and snow in Vietnam. Chinas coal shortages continue.