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Japan to gradually lift 'state of emergency' measures for the first time in 6 months

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Commuters wearing face masks arrive at Shinagawa Station at the start of the working day amid the lockdown, in Tokyo, Japan, August 2, 2021
Japan will lift a coronavirus state of emergency in all regions on Thursday for the first time in nearly six months, as the number of new cases and deaths falls and the strain on the medical system eases, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.

Daily cases have fallen nationwide from more than 25,000 last month to 1,128 on Monday, but the opening will be gradual with some curbs on restaurants and large-scale events staying in place for about a month.

The government will introduce a certification system whereby only approved restaurants can stay open until 9 p.m and a ban on serving alcohol will be lifted everywhere unless local governors object.


Comment: So they're retaining some of the more nonsensical restrictions for the time being.


Comment: It's rather curious that numerous nations have opted to gradually lift lockdowns, and at around the same time, despite the significant differences in restrictions, vaccination rates, cases and deaths; meanwhile Australia's pathocrats are threatening that anybody who has not been vaccinated will not be allowed to live a normal life. Which, taken together, further confirms what has become abundantly clear over the last 18+ months, that little of this is driven by science, and little of it is for the benefit of our health:


Yoda

Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski who defied lockdown, ARRESTED again after landing at Calgary airport

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Calgary Pastor Artur Pawlowski has been arrested upon his return to Canada from a months-long speaking tour in the United States.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski has just been arrested upon his return to Canada from a months-long speaking tour in the United States.

After landing at the Calgary airport, police rushed onto the tarmac and arrested Pastor Artur the moment he stepped off the plane.

Rebel News reporter Adam Soos was on the scene to report on Pastor Artur's return to Calgary, when he learned that Pastor Artur had been arrested. The reason for his arrest and any charges laid against him are unknown.

Comment: Rebel News follows up:
Immediately upon his return to Canada, authorities arrested Pastor Artur Pawlowski as he was debarking a private plane. They didn't even allow him to say hello to his family, and many were left wondering why he had been arrested. You have likely already seen the troubling arrest footage, but we are now able to bring you an exclusive phone interview of Pastor Artur Pawlowski's first call from behind bars.

Pastor Artur explained that he was arrested on two new charges, and that beyond that he has been given very little information. He does not know what lies ahead, or how long he will be held at this point, but he decried the state of Canada that is becoming more and more like the communist life he left behind as a child. We will continue to provide the latest and most exclusive developments in this rapidly evolving story.

The continued violation of Pastor Artur's fundamental rights has been a point of shame for Canadians, and has drawn a great deal of criticism from people around the world. Police, health officials and politicians alike are once again putting on a repulsive display of authoritarian rule and persecution. The world will take notice, and as always, we will be there to tell the story.




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Major crypto exchanges stop letting Chinese users sign up after Beijing's renewed crackdown

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In this photo illustration, the Bitcoin logo is seen on a mobile device with People’s Republic of China flag in the background.
Huobi, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said it has ceased new account openings for mainland Chinese users after Beijing renewed a crackdown on virtual currencies.

The People's Bank of China declared all virtual currency-related activities illegal including trading on Friday. The Chinese central bank also took aim at overseas exchanges providing services to mainland China users.

Huobi, one of these exchanges, said on Sunday that it would end account registrations for new mainland Chinese users. The company will also gradually retire existing accounts of mainland Chinese users by midnight on Dec. 31, 2021.

Meanwhile Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said that account registrations using Chinese mobile phone numbers are now blocked. The Binance app is also no longer available for download in China.

"Binance takes its compliance obligations very seriously and is committed to following local regulator requirements wherever we operate," a spokesperson told CNBC.

Red Flag

School forced teacher to take down 'political' pro-police flag, despite allowing BLM symbols

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A pro-police flag flutters facing counter-demonstrators during a rally in Boston, Mass., June 27, 2020.
A teacher in Washington state was reportedly forced to remove a pro-police flag from her middle school classroom after administrators deemed it a "political message," despite allowing messages in support of Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ pride flags to remain posted in the school.

While the Marysville Middle School teacher wished to remain anonymous, her brother, Chris Sutherland, told The Jason Rantz Show that administrators told his sister it is "controversial" to display a "Thin Blue Line" flag in her classroom and that it "makes kids and staff feel unsafe."

The teacher had hung the flag in support of Sutherland, who is a former police officer. She surrounded it with photos of her brother, who was a resource officer during the Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting in 2014, in which a 15-year-old gunman shot and killed four students and critically wounded a fifth before killing himself.

The teacher said the controversy began when an assistant principal at the school issued a warning about her "Thin Blue Line" laptop sticker.

The assistant principal said that there were "concerns about how students, families, and community members might interpret what the image is intending to communicate and that this interpretation may cause a disruption to the learning environment," according to Rantz, who reviewed an HR document on the incident.


Comment: They're not worried about how people will interpret it. They can easily just speak with the teacher and receive a simple, rational explanation. Rather, they are worried that their own false interpretation will be challenged. They want semantic hegemony, and no challenges to their "ideologically correct" interpretations. Police are evil in their world. Full stop. Any conflicting views or shows of support for police must be stamped out completely.


However, she was not forced to remove the sticker and later added the flag to her classroom.

Another assistant principal demanded that the teacher take the flag down.

Bullseye

Glenn Greenwald & others give CNN's Stelter a proper roasting for heralding himself as part of 'reality-based media'

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Who reports it better?
CNN host Brian Stelter is once again being called to task for apparently praising his own journalistic ethics and standards, calling himself part of the "reality-based media."

Stelter made his claim on the latest edition of his CNN series Reliable Sources when he asked Yale professor Timothy Snyder how the "reality-based media" - like CNN - should cover Republicans like Donald Trump, who continue to float theories about the 2020 presidential election being fraudulent.

Snyder's advice was to "drop the fair and balanced approach" and to "make democracy itself the story," seemingly endorsing more negative coverage of Republicans than Democrats.

Comment: More on Stelter's, err, 'illustrious record' of 'courageous reporting':


Black Cat

"This is completely avoidable" - New York hospitals prepare for staffing crisis as vaccination mandate forces mass firings

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With President Biden's federal vaccine mandate set to take effect on Monday, health-care systems around the country are suspending elective in-patient surgeries and refusing to accept ICU patients from other hospitals as they brace for potentially hundreds of firings of nurses and other critical staffers, potentially even doctors.

According to the NYT, the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo is planning to do all that and more, as it says it may soon fire about 400 employees who have chosen not to get the single job required by the edict (which was pushed through despite being blocked by a federal judge).

Similarly, officials at Northwell Health, the state's largest health-care provider, estimate that NWH might be forced to fire thousands of people who have refused to get vaccinated.

In an economy with more job openings than workers - 2.2MM more, to be exact - forcing workers to choose between employment and their health or religious compunctions simply isn't a smart idea.

Without even a hint of self-awareness, the governor apparently agrees: "What is looming for Monday is completely avoidable, and there's no excuses," Ms. Hochul said, pleading for those who have not done so to get vaccinated," Hochul said during a weekend press briefing.

But we digress.

Comment: Getting the picture? The better informed and stalwart healthcare professionals (among others) refuse to get jabbed with dangerous vaccines - and all that the authoritarians who are implementing the policies of medical tyranny know how to do is double down on their edicts. The brewing storm of disintegrating healthcare in the US (and elsewhere) is getting even worse.

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Handcuffs

Outspoken Marine officer who went viral blasting military leaders over Afghanistan is jailed

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Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the officer who went viral for blasting the military's leadership amid the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, has been sent to the brig, according to a report.

"All our son did is ask the questions that everybody was asking themselves, but they were too scared to speak out loud," Scheller's father, Stu Scheller Sr., told Task & Purpose. "He was asking for accountability. In fact, I think he even asked for an apology that we made mistakes, but they couldn't do that, which is mind-blowing."

Scheller first rose to internet stardom by posting a video to Facebook blasting military leaders for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, questioning their command decisions on the events leading up to and during the final evacuation effort.

Comment: And from the Gateway Pundit:
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, a 17-year veteran, risked his career and pension when he posted a scathing rebuke of the senior military leaders who failed US servicemen serving in Afghanistan.

Joe Biden's incompetence and corruption led to the death of 13 US servicemen and 15 more were critically wounded in a blast by a suicide bomber in Kabul on Thursday.

"I want to say this very strongly. I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders: I demand accountability," said Scheller.

"I'm not saying we've got to be in Afghanistan forever. But I am saying, did any of you throw your rank on the table and say, 'Hey, it's a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we evacuate everyone'? Did anyone do that? And when you didn't think to do that, did anyone raise their hand and say, 'We completely messed this up'?" Scheller added.

"I thought through, if I post this video, what might happen to me — especially if the video picks up traction, if I have the courage to post it," he said.
"But I think what you believe in can only be defined by what you're willing to risk. If I'm willing to risk my current battalion seat, my retirement, my family's stability to say some of the things I want to say, I think it gives me some moral high ground to demand the same honesty, integrity, and accountability from my senior leaders."
The video went viral.

Following his public scolding, Lt. Scheller submitted his resignation letter to his superiors effective 9/11.
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Scheller finally had enough
On Monday Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was arrested and sent to the brig.

You are not allowed to speak out against Joe Biden. Even if you retire from your post earlier in the month.
Powerful integrity: Marine who slammed military over Afghan mess says he's resigning - Updates


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Objective:Health - The Politicization of Science in the Covid Era

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One voice that has been an island of sanity among the propaganda spewing scientists for the last year and a half has been that of John Ioannidis. A physician, scientist, researcher, Ioannidis is one of the most published and influential scientists in the world. Many laymen and scientists alike first discovered him from his influential 2005 paper "Why Most Published Research Findings are False", bringing attention to the fact that a significant amount of published medical research papers contain results that can't be replicated.

All this to say, when Ioannidis speaks, people tend to listen. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 circus, Ioannidis has been critical of the scientific claims being made about the virus and the measures that have been taken to deal with it. So it is probably a good idea to pay attention to his recent article "How the Pandemic Is Changing the Norms of Science".

In the essay, Ioannidis reflects on the damage that has been done to science through the corrupting influence of politics during the pandemic. "Trust the science" has become a slogan bleeted out by politicians wishing to push an agenda and has little if anything to do with science in and of itself.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we discuss the politicization of science in the Covid era.


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Attention

'Appalling slander': Stop Antisemitism org ripped after branding GOP congressman 'Jew hater' for voting against Iron Dome funding

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American conservatives condemned the Stop Antisemitism organization after it branded libertarian Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) a "Jew hater" for voting against more US funding for Israel's Iron Dome.

Stop Antisemitism, which was launched in 2018, has listed many Americans as its "Antisemite of the week," including pop star Dua Lipa, Daily Show host Trevor Noah, MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan, and even Human Rights Watch executive director Ken Roth - a Jewish American whose father was a refugee from Nazi Germany.

After Massie became the only Republican congressman to vote against further funding for Israel's Iron Dome missile system last week - an act consistent with his politically libertarian and fiscally conservative track record in Congress - Stop Antisemitism set its sights on the representative, publishing a photo of his face with "JEW HATER" stamped on top.

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Fire

25 injured after explosion in residential building in Gothenberg, Sweden

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The explosion occurred at about 5.00 a.m. local time on Tuesday in an apartment building in Annedal in central Gothenburg and caused fires in three stairwells.

At least 25 people are in hospital, and about 100 residents of the block of flats in the centre of Gothenburg, on the west coast of Sweden, were evacuated after the explosion, according to Swedish Radio.

"I woke up to the bang, I first thought it must be a firecracker. Then people started screaming hysterically. 'Get out!' Neighbours started knocked on the doors", Tone Ploman, who lives nearby, told the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

The causes of the explosion, and the exact building where it occurred, are unknown so far.

Comment: It remains to be seen whether this is a criminal act - because Sweden has been subjected to numerous incidents, such as car bombs, in recent years - or whether this can be put down to natural causes; whether that be human error, or whether this is yet another example to add to the list of unusual explosions and fires that, recently, have been occurring with an increasing frequency: