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Possible Ebola case being investigated in UK

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An Ebola awareness messsage on the side of a van in Uganda, which is battling an outbreak of the disease
Health officials are investigating a potential Ebola case in Colchester, after a patient with suspected symptoms returned to Britain from Africa, where a strain of the deadly virus is circulating in Uganda.

On Wednesday, part of Colchester Hospital in Essex was closed to new patients amid concerns that a patient with a travel history to Africa was developing early symptoms of Ebola, a deadly hemorrhagic fever.

The Telegraph understands that officials at the UK Health Security Agency are testing the patient for a range of diseases as part of routine infection control protocol that kicks in when suspected cases emerge in travellers.

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Bizarro Earth

Israel, US blame Iran for drone bombing attack on tanker off Oman coast, provide no evidence for claims

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FILE PHOTO: Tanker Pacific Zircon is seen off the coast of Britain's Isle of Wight, in an undated handout picture
Iran confirms release of two Greek tankers and their sailors Tanker Pacific Zircon is seen off the coast of Britain's Isle of Wight, in an undated handout picture (Reuters/File photo)

The US and Israel have blamed Iran for the bombing of an oil tanker associated with an Israeli billionaire off the coast of Oman.

The drone attack on the Liberian-flagged Pacific Zircon happened on Tuesday night off the coast of Oman and resulted in damage to the vessel but no casualties. The US Central Command said the debris from the attack showed it was an Iranian "Shahed-series one-way attack drone".

"This unmanned aerial vehicle attack against a civilian vessel in this critical maritime strait demonstrates, once again, the destabilizing nature of Iranian malign activity in the region," General Michael Kurilla, commander of US Central Command, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Comment: Meanwhile there are numerous verifiable attacks and thefts of tankers and their cargo by the US and Israel in the region: Why the US & Israel are preventing aid from reaching one of the poorest countries in the Middle East


Megaphone

Tulsi Gabbard warns democracy is dead so long as Dems, elites work 'hand in hand' with big tech

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On Monday, former Congresswoman and recent Democratic Party defector Tulsi Gabbard filled in for Fox News host Tucker Carlson and warned that so long as Democrats and the Washington elite continue to work with big tech, there can be no democracy.

Her comments come less than a week after the midterm elections, with Republicans poised to take the House as Democrats retain a narrow control of the Senate.

"We've spent all week hearing nothing but pundits pontificating on what actually happened in this election," Gabbard began, "but if you're like me, you've had enough of that."

"It's time for us to talk about what happens next," she continued. "It's time for those who actually got elected to prove to the American people that they're not just politicians; that they actually are there in Washington to take action to protect the interests and freedom of the American people."

Handcuffs

Blowback: Italian police bust Azov-tied Nazi cell planning local terror attacks

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The arrest of Italian neo-Nazis affiliated with the Ukrainian Azov Battalion highlights the terrifying potential for blowback from the Ukraine proxy war

Italian police announced a series of raids against the neo-Nazi Order of Hagal organization. Accused of stockpiling weapons and planning terror attacks, the group has established operational ties to the Ukrainian Azov Battalion.

Five members of an Italian neo-Nazi organization known as the "Order of Hagal" were arrested on November 15th while an additional member remains wanted by authorities. He happened to be in Ukraine, fighting Russian forces alongside the Azov Battalion, which has been formally integrated into the Ukrainian military.

The "Hagal" members are accused of plotting terrorist attacks on civilian and police targets. A sixth member of the Hagal group, now considered a fugitive, is in Ukraine and embedded with the Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi paramilitary group that has been incorporated into the Ukrainian National Guard.

Sheriff

Pink Floyd legend blames US profiteers for Ukraine conflict

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British rock star Roger Waters has hit out against the US for profiting off of the ongoing military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which he says Washington allowed to happen because it was beneficial to American interests.

Discussing US foreign policy on the Bad Faith podcast on YouTube, the Pink Floyd co-founder stated that the conflict in Ukraine was "the best thing to happen to them in the last 10 years," because it was "really good for business."

"Part of their business is making money from the war through making weapons and selling them to the people and taking the profits from it," Waters explained, adding that this money never goes to ordinary people. "It's not you or me, not ordinary people who invest in the war industry. It's people with tons of cash, and they get very well paid when there's war."

Stock Down

Economic slowdown worsens in EU's east as inflation surge hits

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Economies in the European Union's east slowed in the third quarter as consumers were hit by spiking energy costs triggered by Russia's war in neighboring Ukraine and soaring interest rates.

Economies in the European Union's east slowed in the third quarter as consumers were hit by spiking energy costs triggered by Russia's war in neighboring Ukraine and soaring interest rates.

Gross domestic product in Poland, the region's biggest economy, grew 3.5% in the July-to-September period, down from 5.5% in the previous quarter, data showed on Tuesday. Output in Romania and Hungary both slowed to 4% from 5.1% and 6.5% respectively.

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Book 2

Social media censorship: Deliver us from truth

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Facebook's aim is not to make their users safe. Their aim is to make them feel they are safe, to prevent them from discovering challenging information, prevent them from thinking.

This morning, a friend published a short post on Facebook, drawing attention to how it seemed to him the company was not even bothering any more to refer to the so-called "independent fact-checkers" to justify their censorship. He had re-posted a clip where Fox reporter Tucker Carlson discussed the negative effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines, referring to peer-reviewed studies. The clip is available here.

No reference to the twenty-something undergrads at the censorship agencies, just this label:
community standards facebook

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Life Preserver

Dr. Ben Carson calls on doctors to stop giving sex-change treatment to minors

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Doctors around the country should stand up and refuse to administer sex-change surgeries to minors, neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told the Daily Caller in an exclusive interview.

The Biden administration and Democrats, including President Joe Biden, have advocated for children to receive irreversible sex-change treatments, which they describe as "gender affirming care." Many hospitals and states across the country support the treatments, including puberty blockers, chemical castration and the removal of healthy sex tissue, while others have made moves to set restrictions for minors.

"If you were working at a hospital and your hospital approached you and asked you to perform sex-change treatment on a minor, what would you do?" the Caller asked Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

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Magic Hat

UKHSA Chief Jenny Harries attempts to blame excess deaths on climate change

UKHSA Chief Jenny Harries
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Nothing to do with me guv' - it was climate change wot done it. And so the excuses get rolled out for the massive recent jump in excess deaths since April. Lockdown fanatic Professor Dame Jenny Harries, the Chief Executive of the U.K. Health Security Agency, repeated the claim last month that more than 2,800 excess deaths were caused by periods of hot British weather in the summer. A more plausible explanation would be that excess deaths have been trending upwards since April due to the disastrous lockdowns and pandemic interventions and the near two year-long disruptions and closures of vital medical, educational, economic and social activities. In all of which, of course, she played a leading role.

Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England at the start of the Covid lockdowns, was promoting social restrictions as late as November last year, nearly a full year after vaccines were available. Not that the vaccines are particularly efficacious, giving limited protection for just weeks in many cases and requiring numerous booster jabs. As more novel shots are dispatched, the number of vaccine injuries and deaths is on the rise, helping, no doubt, to push up the excess death totals.

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Info

RT sends request to UN over rape allegations

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UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten.
A UN official, Pramila Patten, earlier admitted having no solid evidence to justify her claim on Russia's alleged "rape strategy."

RT has reached out to the UN special representative on sexual violence, Pramila Patten, to request a correction - or retraction - of a statement in which she accused the Russian Armed Forces of employing a deliberate "rape strategy" as part of the military campaign in Ukraine.

Patten made the claim in October, in an interview with the AFP, only to admit she did not have any solid evidence to substantiate it a month later.

Comment: See also: Russia responds to UN official's rape claims