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UK warns of imminent danger of crypto

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The rapid growth of digital assets and their integration with traditional financial services could soon pose systemic risks, according to Bank of England (BoE) Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe.

He told the BBC that cryptocurrencies may pose an imminent threat to the traditional financial system. "[Cryptocurrencies] are growing very fast, and they're becoming integrated more into what I might call the traditional financial system," Cunliffe said, adding "So, the point at which they pose a risk is getting closer. I think regulators and legislators need to think very hard about that."

The deputy governor acknowledged that "crypto technologies offer a prospect of radical improvements in financial services," but argued that the sector poses significant risks through price volatility, a lack of consumer protection laws, and the absence of Anti-Money Laundering provisions in the decentralized finance sector.

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Virginia school board settles with teacher who won't use kids' preferred pronouns

Tanner Cross PE teacher
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Physical education teacher Tanner Cross was fired after refusing to call a student by their preferred pronouns.
A Virginia school district has agreed to permanently reinstate a physical education teacher who had been suspended for refusing to refer to transgender students by their preferred pronouns.

"Just today, the court issued a final order permanently prohibiting the Loudoun County Public School Board from punishing me for freely expressing my views," Byron "Tanner" Cross told reporters after the settlement Monday, Fox News reported.

"I can now confidently continue teaching at Leesburg Elementary School without fear of punishment for expressing my views," he added.

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Germany prepares lockdown of unvaccinated, winter illnesses contributing to 'overwhelmed' hospitals

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A police officer checks the vaccination status of a shopper in Vienna, Austria.
Germany is paving the way for the introduction of tighter restrictions on people who have so far chosen not to be vaccinated against Covid-19, in an effort to control its highest infection levels since the pandemic began.

Comment: The Guardian's wording here is interesting: 'people who have so far chosen not to be vaccinated'. As if people are really being given a choice, and as if it's only a matter of time before they 'choose' differently. Note also that this near doubling of coronavirus cases comes amidst the mass vaccination campaign, as have the vast majority of spikes in cases seen elsewhere in the world, with the worst spikes in countries with the highest vaccination uptake: 'Most vaccinated' place on earth cancels Christmas

On Tuesday the country's disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, recorded a seven-day incidence rate of 312 cases per 100,000 people, with several areas at more than 1,000. A year ago, before the vaccine was introduced, the rate stood at 139. There were 265 deaths reported on Tuesday, much fewer than the pre-vaccine peak.

With the country in political limbo, the old government of Angela Merkel operating in a caretaker capacity until a new three-way coalition takes the reins next month, management of the pandemic appears to have lost direction.

Comment: Far from having lost their direction, the coalition parties seem to be in agreement in marching the country towards totalitarianism.

Comment: Austria was the first to introduce lockdwons for the vaccinated, Germany is set to follow suit, and, if the last 20 months or so are anything to go by, it's only a matter of time till other countries follow in lockstep: RNA Vaccines, Obedience and Eugenics

Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Covid Cases Among the Vaxxed Explode... So Govts Lockdown the Unvaxxed!


Director-General of the WHO confirms vaccine passports are discriminatory, children should not be vaxxed, and the jabs are useless

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Footage has emerged of the Director-General of the World Health Organization speaking with the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, in which he clearly states that the WHO does not recommend Vaccine Passports as they would be discriminatory, the purpose of the Covid-19 injection is not to prevent infection and transmission of Covid-19 as it is incapable of doing so, and that the WHO does not recommend children should be given the experimental jab.

The pair were speaking at the G20 summit in Rome, and President Bolsonaro told Tedros that the worlds economy will collapse if countries suffer any further lockdowns. But WHO chief Tedros confirmed that he does not believe any further lockdowns will be necessary.

Tedros was then asked what the WHO's position is on the introduction of Vaccine Passports, and Tedros confirmed that for now the WHO is not recommending the introduction of the "freedom passes" due to the fact the Covid-19 vaccination rate is low in several countries.

Comment: Right out of the horses mouth. Yet this perspective is not what is being spread by the mainstream media.

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Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei warns Americans: 'You're already in the authoritarian state. You just don't know it'

Ai Weiwei
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Former political prisoner and authoritarian regimes expert Ai Weiwei appeared on PBS Friday, warning Americans that authoritarianism has already invaded the country.

PBS host Margaret Hoover asked Weiwei if he believes Donald Trump is an authoritarian. "If you are authoritarian, you have to have a system supporting you," replied Weiwei. "You cannot just be an authoritarian by yourself. But certainly, in the United States, with today's condition, you can easily have an authoritarian. In many ways, you're already in the authoritarian state. You just don't know it."


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More people died in the key clinical trial for Pfizer's Covid vaccine than the company publicly reported

Appendix to “Six Month Safety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine,
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(SOURCE: Appendix to “Six Month Safety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine,” available at https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.28.21261159v1.supplementary-material)
Pfizer told the world 15 people who received the vaccine in its trial had died as of mid-March. Turns out the real number then was 21, compared to only 17 deaths in people who hadn't been vaccinated.

On July 28, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech posted a six-month data update from their key Covid vaccine clinical trial, the one that led regulators worldwide to okay the shot.

At a time when questions about vaccine effectiveness were rising, the report received worldwide attention. Pfizer said the vaccine's efficacy remained relatively strong, at 84 percent after six months.

It also reported 15 of the roughly 22,000 people who received the vaccine in the trial had died, compared to 14 of the 22,000 people who received placebo (a saline shot that didn't contain the vaccine).

These were not just Covid deaths. In fact, they were mostly not from Covid. Only three of the people in the trial died of Covid-related illnesses - one who received the vaccine, and two who who received the saline shot. The other deaths were from other illnesses and diseases, mostly cardiovascular.

Researchers call this datapoint "all-cause mortality." Pfizer barely mentioned it, stuffing the details of the deaths in an appendix to the report.

But all-cause mortality is arguably the MOST important measure for any drug or vaccine - especially one meant to be given prophylactically to large numbers of healthy people, as vaccines are.

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Why Wokeism Is A Religion - Introducing the Taxonomy of Woke Religion

Wokeism Is A Religion
Over the last year, a growing number of progressives and liberals have pointed to police killings of unarmed black men, rising carbon emissions and extreme weather events, and the killing of trans people as proof that the United States has failed to take action on racism, climate change, and transphobia. Others have pointed to the war on drugs, the criminalization of homelessness, and mass incarceration as evidence that little has changed in the U.S. over the last 30 years.

And yet, on each of those issues, the U.S. has made significant progress. Police killings of African Americans in our 58 largest cities declined from 217 per year in the 1970s to 157 per year in the 2010s. Between 2011 and 2020, carbon emissions declined 14 percent in the U.S., more than in any other nation, while just 300 people died from natural disasters, a more than 90 percent decline over the past century. Public acceptance of trans people is higher than ever. The total US prison and jail population peaked in 2008 and has declined significantly ever since. Just 4 percent of state prisoners, who are 87 percent of the total prison population, are in for nonviolent drug possession; just 14 percent are in for any nonviolent drug offense. And many large cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle have effectively decriminalized public camping by homeless people.


I'm a conservative immigrant ready to challenge the woke left - and, no, I won't 'go home'

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The woke left has long professed that they love immigrants. But in truth, their love is conditioned on whether the immigrants accept its woke ideology. For those immigrants who reject its doctrine, the woke left has only detestation.

After last week's election, Michael Eric Dyson, a frequent commentator on MSNBC, disparaged Virginia's incoming lieutenant governor Winsome Sears, the first Black woman elected to that position, by calling her a "Black mouth" for "White supremacist practices." Sears is a Jamaican immigrant and Marine Corps veteran. In her victory speech, she talked about how her life embodies the American dream, and her election is a decisive repudiation of the woke left's false narratives on race.

Early this week, a Silicon Valley tech executive, Melinda Byerley, CEO of Fiddlehead, a digital consulting company, went on an extended Twitter rant, calling non-White immigrants "parasites" and telling immigrants who support lower taxes and limited social welfare systems to "go home."


Missouri teachers told 'white supremacy' includes 'all lives matter,' calling police on blacks

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Training materials for the Springfield, Mo., school district told teachers they could be engaging in white supremacy simply by insisting the English language be used or calling police on a black suspect, according to records released under a freedom of information request.

The materials, provided to Just the News, include a 40-plus slide training deck that proclaimed its goal was to train teachers on how to address "systemic racism and xenophobia" in the school district and to understand the difference between oppressors and the oppressed. Critics say the slide deck is part of a larger Critical Race Theory curriculum that parents are increasingly rejecting.

It included an "oppression matrix" that identified privileged social groups capable of oppression as including "white people," "male assigned at birth," "gender conforming CIS men and women," "heterosexuals," "rich, upper-class people" and "Protestants."

Snakes in Suits

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds improperly used COVID money for salaries, audit finds

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
A state audit report on government spending released Monday accused Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds of using nearly $450,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds to pay salaries for 21 staff members for three months last year and concealing the spending by passing it through the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

State Auditor Rob Sand said a review of the state's payroll system shows the money was used to pay the Republican governor's office staff, but it's unclear why she had to take federal money to pay the salaries.

"What is not clear, is why these salaries were not included in the governor's budget set prior to the fiscal year and prior to the pandemic," he said in the audit report. "Based on this information, we conclude that the budget shortfall was not a result of the pandemic."

Sand said he had asked Reynolds' office twice for documentation to support the spending and was told the governor's staff members during March, April, May and June of 2020 were fully focused on responding to COVID-19 and protecting Iowa but never provided proof of the expenditure on the COVID response.