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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Nearly 100 charged with murder free to walk Chicago streets thanks to woke bail reform: Judge REFUSES to jail violent crime suspects despite pleas from cops, Mayor
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • 90 people charged with murder are on bail with in Cook County, Chicago

  • 852 people charged with aggravated gun possession are also free

  • They were granted bail with an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet thanks to sweeping 2017 reforms by Judge Timothy Evans

  • Since then, crime in Chicago has sky-rocketed and now 75 percent of people on electronic monitoring are violent criminals

  • Chicago PD last year arrested 133 people for violent crimes while they were on electronic monitoring

  • Evans says that only three percent of suspects reoffend while on bail, which he thinks justifies the reform despite it still amounting to dozens of crimes
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Judge Evans is an old hack. A crony of all the 80s and 90s Mayors, in particular Harold Washington. He was an alderman in the 70s and tried a few times to be mayor. He was eventually elected judge in the early 90s.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/12/2022 13:59 Comments || Top||


-Great Cultural Revolution
Army will conduct a two-week 'guerilla war' training exercise in the woods of North Carolina to teach Special Forces how to overthrow an 'illegitimate government' just weeks after Biden's Justice Department announced its new 'domestic terrorism' unit
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Special Forces candidates will participate in the two-week Robin Sage training exercises in which they will practice overthrowing illegitimate governments

  • Robin Sage places soldiers in a 'politically unstable' fictional country and uses 'unconventional guerrilla warfare' to defeat a 'numerically superior enemy'

  • Soldiers will face off against seasoned military members and specially trained civilians during the exercise, which serves as the Special Forces final exam

  • Several citizens, however, are concerned the exercise encourages soldiers to target civilians

  • News of the training exercise comes at a tense time in the US, just five days after the country celebrated the first anniversary of the Capitol riot

  • It also follows the DOJ's creation of a new 'domestic terrorism' unit as the nation faces what officials said is an 'elevated threat from domestic violent extremists'
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under:

#1  1st thing. A illegal coup does is to solifiy it power using any legal means needed....

Hopefully the SFOD's have ZERO to do with this. Because Walt & The Mustash would haunt them from them grave.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/12/2022 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  I added the bullet points after you commented NN2N1.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2022 2:19 Comments || Top||

#3  The exercise has been around for decades. Pineland is an offset. Neither the bureau or the Klingons would stoop to using a DoD or SOF exercise as a "special unit" start-up or basic course. SOF trained people are not seen as their equals but rather their enemy.

Just my two cents worth.


Posted by: Besoeker || 01/12/2022 2:28 Comments || Top||

#4  You mean training to protect the illegitimate government?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/12/2022 7:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Robin Sage is long running exercise. It's the Green Berets' core mission.
Posted by: Daffy Gleregum6789 || 01/12/2022 9:22 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Yep. Happens all the time.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/12/2022 9:35 Comments || Top||

#7  See:
Managua swearing-in for president Daniel Ortega
and
Kamala Harris finally called Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei

The Dems may be building a new diversion.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 9:46 Comments || Top||

#8  If we had realistic border controls on our southern border, the southern border of Mexico would look like Thunderdome.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 9:48 Comments || Top||

#9  So, they're really beginning to worry about midterms and 2024?
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/12/2022 10:11 Comments || Top||

#10  Yeah, Robin Sage has been around as long as I can remember. This story is hype.
Posted by: Tennessee || 01/12/2022 10:30 Comments || Top||

#11  Uhh, this is what the Green Berets do.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/12/2022 11:46 Comments || Top||

#12  Like getting all wet about Red Flag.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 13:38 Comments || Top||

#13  It’s called Robin sage. They do it every class. It’s designed to teach the team to work with partisans and to work with locals. It’s a skill you don’t want to learn in a real environment. All SF soldiers go through this training under the FID training. A solid reason why the dems are so afraid of veterans.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/12/2022 14:17 Comments || Top||

#14  guerillas will win they are smarter still have reasoning and cognitive abilities and do not take orders from idiots or AI!
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 01/12/2022 15:49 Comments || Top||

#15  Several citizens, however, are concerned the exercise encourages soldiers to target civilians

NOTE: This has been a staple of left-wing rants since the Soviets told them to say it. That "several citizens" continue to mouth Soviet propaganda is about as surprising as the sunrise.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/12/2022 16:57 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Two Oklahoma death row inmates seek death by FIRING SQUAD after multiple botched lethal injections by which saw prisoners die in agony
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • Donald Grant and Gilbert Postelle requested a firing squad as an alternative to lethal injection after several botched executions by the state

  • A trial is set to begin before Judge Friot on February 28, but Grant is scheduled to be put to death on January 27, while Postelle is set for execution on February 17

  • 'While it may be gruesome to look at, we all agree it will be quicker,' attorney Jim Stronski told Friot after a day-long hearing in Oklahoma City

  • Grant was convicted of killing two Del City hotel workers in 2001, while Postelle was sentenced to die for his role in a 2005 quadruple slaying

  • An emergency medicine specialist said that unlike lethal injection, there is an extremely low likelihood that a firing squad execution would be botched

  • The news follows recent lethal injections of death row inmates John Marion Grant, which was botched, and Bigler Stouffer

  • The drug mix-ups followed a botched execution in 2014 in which inmate Clayton Lockett struggled on a gurney before dying 43 minutes into his lethal injection
So, dead. Not botched
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Madame Guillotine works quick and swift.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/12/2022 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^And after the initial construction, pretty cheaply.

Unless OSHA is involved....
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/12/2022 8:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Exact same way they killed their victims I think would be appropriate.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 8:21 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm surprised nobody has demanded this before. Lethal injection is more about the viewers and not turning people against death penalty than it is the peaceful passing of the executed.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/12/2022 10:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Make Fauxi the nation's "death penalty czar." Problem solved.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 10:30 Comments || Top||

#6  "An emergency medicine specialist said that unlike lethal injection, there is an extremely low likelihood that a firing squad execution would be botched"
Blessed Miguel Pro, a Mexican Jesuit, was executed in 1927 as part of the Cristero War. He was shot by a firing squad, but it didn't kill him. He had to be killed by a soldier at close range.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/12/2022 13:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Be alot cheaper
Posted by: Chris || 01/12/2022 23:33 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
The reality of Zero Covid in Communist China: Social media videos show 'quarantine camps' where pregnant women and children are confined to tiny cells amid reports of mass detentions in the dead of night
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  So the jackboots put on a medical gowns and go around cashing out poor social credit scores in the middle of the night.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 15:42 Comments || Top||

#2  I remember a camp for pilots and techs that looked a lot like this.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 16:14 Comments || Top||


CDC will distinguish 'with Covid'/'from Covid' soon
[PostMillennial] "Our death registry, of course, takes a few weeks to — takes a few weeks to collect. And of course, omicron has just been with us for a few weeks, but those data ['with' vs 'from' COVID] will be forthcoming."

Walenksy elaborated...

"In some hospitals that we've talked to, up to 40 percent of the patients who are coming in with COVID are coming in not because they're sick with COVID but because they're coming in with something else and have had COVID or the omicron variant detected," she said, in regards to the omicron variant.
and Fauci adds:
"And what we mean by that: If a child goes into the hospital, they automatically get tested for COVID and they get counted as a COVID-hospitalized individual, when, in fact, they may go in for a broken leg or appendicitis or something like that. So it's over counting the number of children who are, quote, hospitalized with COVID as opposed to because of COVID," Fauci said.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ... As Designed.

.... By Fauci himself.

And of course if someone dies and their father's barber's uncle's mistresses husband's niece had covid - it's counted as a 'covid' death. Also by Fauci the Fraudulent.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/12/2022 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Fvck these clowns.
This is beyond scandalous.

We've been saying their methods were sketchy, their numbers bogus from mid-March.

They hyped this thing to the stratosphere and wrecked, trashed, destroyed our small businesses, our children young people and popular respect for government, the medical and public health professions and each other.

They trashed this country. Who will hold them accountable for the damage they've done to us?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/12/2022 1:28 Comments || Top||

#3  An we have been saying the CDC / NIH / WHO ...all have played the counting SCAM for panic and coup control... For 2+ years.

Just think of the 100's of $$$ billions we could have SAVED and Millions of jobs.

If they had listen to the truth / facts that we we were citing years ahead of them,using their own data. Yes their own reports and data.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/12/2022 2:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Yup. Plain as paint, it was.

The Weirdos' batting average continues to increase.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 14:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Any lawyers on here that can turn my murder charge into a covid related homicide?
Posted by: Chris || 01/12/2022 23:36 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Hoodlums Bathe All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Three Others With Acid In Adamawa
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

At least four people, including a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC have been reportedly attacked with acid in Yola, Adamawa State.

The Adamawa State Police Command’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Nguroje, who confirmed the acid attack to journalists in Yola on Tuesday, said the attack was reported to Jimeta Police division on January 6, by Fawas Mohammed, and the case filed for investigation.

"The DPO in charge of Jimeta Police division has briefed the state command that one Fawas Mohammed has reported a case of acid attack on him and three others."The command after receiving the complaint, immediately gave directive for investigation," Nguroje said

However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
Mohammed, a chieftain of APC in the state, alleged that the attack had political undertone, while speaking to journalists.

Mohammed alleged that Abubakar Sarki, a Yola North party chieftain, criminal masterminded the attacks.

"After attacking us with acid in late December 2021; again, on Friday, January 6, 2022 at about 6:30pm, hoodlums invaded my house at Gimba Street, Jimeta in the Yola North LGA. The hoodlums beat me to comma and one of them openly warned me to stop granting interview in radio and criticising the government," he stated.

According to the APC chieftain, one of the victims was critically injured and receiving treatment at the specialist Hospital, Yola.

Sarki in a swift response said the state command of the State Security Service (SSS) had invited him on the matter. He denied the allegation and described it as "cheap blackmail."

"I was invited by DSS in the state over the matter where I categorically told them that I don’t know anything about the alleged attacks," Sarki noted.
Posted by: Fred || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You know you didn't do a very good job introducing Democracy if party leaders are still called chieftains.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/12/2022 7:43 Comments || Top||

#2  A bartender told me once that the absolute worst thing you can do when you want service is snap your fingers and shout "Yo!. Chief..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 7:45 Comments || Top||


Britain
Vice-Admiral Lord Nelsons flagship HMS Victory to undergo repairs
[Forces] A £35m conservation project to renovate HMS Victory including replacing rotting planks has been announced on what is the 100th anniversary of the warship being brought into dry dock.

was brought into dry dock 2 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard a century ago, where it has remained as the world's oldest commissioned warship and the flagship of the First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff.

A dockyard spokeswoman said: "The project will provide visitors with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to see beneath Victory's skin and experience a first-rate line-of-battle ship being taken through a great repair."

Read the rest at the link
Posted by: badanov || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...As an aside, Victory also took a hit from the Luftwaffe which broke her keel. A marine engineer of my acquaintance from the UK told me that she was never quite the same after that.

Sadly, the UK never continually maintained and restored Victory the way we have with Constitution. Pretty much with the exception of her drydock periods, Constitution has been a working ship - Victory was held onto more as a relic than anything else, and she was essentially derelict at several points during her career, and on one occasion actually sank at dockside. The RN knows and understands her historic value, but HMG has always been a little...erratic...in the efforts to preserve her for future generations.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/12/2022 6:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Good thing he wasn't driving an LCS.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/12/2022 11:47 Comments || Top||

#3  My Grandfather was a Chief Petty Office and then Warrant Officer in WWI and told me that in his recruit training her was stationed for a time on the USS Constitution, after which, because he was a radio operator (morse code) was sent to the training school about the USS Constellation. He was quite proud of having been assigned on the only two sailing ships in the Navy.
As an aside, I flew with him on his first airliner flight DC-San Diego in the mid-1970's to visit family. In making conversation since I had done Marine Corps Recruit Training at MCRD SD, I asked him if he was excited to visit San Diego for the first time. He replied he knew all about the city, and had been stationed there at North Island, in 1911.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/12/2022 12:07 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
The US and EU broaden pressure on Nicaragua with economic sanctions and travel bans
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Shoppers in communist Cuba queue for 12 hours in blazing sun just to buy ONE DAY'S food as Covid worsens economic crisis
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] When America has a cold, ‘tis said, the world gets pneumonia. Besides, there have been empty shelves and long queues since Cuba was conquered by Castro’s Communists — this the same, only worse.
  • Shortages leading to queues have been worsened by the Covid pandemic, economic crisis and US sanctions

  • Imports usually cover 80 per cent of the island's needs but they were at their lowest since 2009 in May 2021

  • Specific products often disappear from the shelves completely for periods of time, as the case now with milk

  • Stores often have only two products at a given time and shoppers queue without knowing what they can buy

  • Cubans have ID cards and ration books that give them access to government-subsidized items every month
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Notice AOC and Bernie don't go there?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/12/2022 12:04 Comments || Top||

#2  How long did Cubans have to stand in line before COVID? 12 hours?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/12/2022 18:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Vs. American cities where one doesn't even have to wait in the check out line.
Posted by: Shogum Cholumble9818 || 01/12/2022 20:53 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
The next tranche of US military equipment sent to Ukraine may come in part from allied stocks
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Negotiations with the Taliban are underway. /nosarc
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 9:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Has Biden surrendered the country over to them yet?
Posted by: Chris || 01/12/2022 14:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Of course. Because we need to pay BAE, Raytheon, Lockheed, Boeing et al to make more. That's who's running our foreign policy, the arms suppliers.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/12/2022 16:02 Comments || Top||


Two Ukrainian soldiers died after an explosion in the war-torn east of Ukraine
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats


Russia-led troops to begin leaving Kazakhstan in two days: President
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said Tuesday that a contingent of Russia-led forces would begin leaving the troubled Central Asian country in two days, with the pullout to take no more than 10 days.

"The main mission of the CSTO peacekeeping forces has been successfully completed," Tokayev said, referring to troops of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

"In two days a phased withdrawal of the CSTO united peacekeeping contingent will begin. The withdrawal process of the contingent will take no more than 10 days," he said, addressing the government and parliament in a videoconference call broadcast live.

The CSTO mission of more than 2,000 troops was despatched at the peak of the crisis last week, after armed festivities between government opponents and security forces and a looting spree rendered parts of the largest city Almaty almost unrecognisable.

Tokayev also appeared to have further bolstered his position, backing acting prime minister Alikhan Smailov to take on the job permanently -- a nomination that won the unanimous support of politicians Tuesday.

Kazakhstan has framed last week’s unrest that grew out of a peaceful protest against an energy price hike in the west of the country and left dozens dead as a coup attempt assisted by foreign terrorists, but the crisis has also laid bare infighting at the very top of the government.

Tokayev’s mentor, founding president Nursultan Nazarbayev
...served as the President of Kazakhstan since the Fall of the Soviet Union and the nation's independence in 1991. Contrary to commonly held belief, there is a difference between Kazakhs and Cossacks: Kazakhs have mustaches. Cossacks wear those great big hats. Or maybe it's the other way around...
, has yet to appear publicly since the crisis began, despite Nazarbayev’s aide claiming that the 81-year-old strongman was in the capital Nur-Sultan and in dialogue with Tokayev.

Former national security committee chief Karim Masimov -- a key Nazarbayev ally viewed by many as perpetuating the retired president’s influence over government -- was arrested on Saturday.

Posted by: Fred || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  That's old news. It was all over the main stream media the other day. (sarc)
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/12/2022 5:16 Comments || Top||


Russian Bad Weather Report
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
In Saransk, an operational warning was announced due to a blizzard
[REGNUM] In Saransk, on January 12, an operational warning was announced due to a predicted blizzard. This is reported by the city administration.

The mayor's office clarified that according to the Mordovian Center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, a branch of the Upper Volga Directorate for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, on January 12, a blizzard with a visibility of 2-4 km is expected in the capital of Mordovia. A similar situation is predicted in some places in the republic.

Recall that on January 11, an operational warning was also announced in the region due to a blizzard.

As reported by IA REGNUM , since January 10, many regions of the Volga Federal District have been covered by heavy snowfalls, mostly blizzards came to the northern regions of the Volga region. On January 10, snowfall began in the Nizhny Novgorod region, on January 12-13, according to the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, snow with a blizzard is expected in the Penza, Ulyanovsk, Saratov and Samara regions.

Record amount of snow fell in Nizhny Novgorod
[REGNUM] For the first ten days of 2022, more than 40% of the monthly rainfall fell in Nizhny Novgorod. In some parts of the city - up to 20 mm with a monthly rate of 47 mm. This was reported in the FSBI "Verkhne-Volzhskoe UGMS" on January 11.

The department reported that 20 mm of precipitation fell in the upland part of the city, with a monthly rate of 47mm. In the part beyond the river, 17 mm, with a monthly rate of 37mm. The peak of snowfall fell on January 10 and 11, the snowdrifts in the city grew to 46 centimeters.

"This is, of course, a lot. Heavy snowfall will continue in the afternoon on January 11 and on the night of January 12," said the head of the weather forecast department of the Nizhny Novgorod Hydrometeorological Center of the FSBI" Verkhne-Volzhskoe UGMS "Olga Mokeeva portal."

Snowfall in Nizhny Novgorod caused traffic jams, some of which are estimated at 10 points.

"At present, all municipal special equipment, DUKs and homeowners' associations are working in the Volga capital. District heads several times a day inspecting the territory and supervise the work of the contractors," quoted the press service of the Nizhny Novgorod City Hall media.

Second storm warning announced in Kuban
[REGNUM] A storm warning was announced on the territory of the Krasnodar Territory on January 11-14, the regional operational headquarters said.

Follow the developments in the broadcast: "Weather apocalypse in Russia and in the world - all news"

According to the data of the Krasnodar Center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, on the night of January 11-12, as well as until the morning of January 14, heavy rains and sleet, heavy snowfalls are predicted on the territory of the region, and sticking is not excluded. Wet snow on wires, ice. Wind gusts are predicted up to 15-20 m/s.

Heavy snow, reduced visibility to 300-1000 meters and a sharp cold snap are predicted in the mountains and mountain passes.

As reported by IA REGNUM , earlier the Emergencies Ministry announced a storm warning due to the danger of avalanches in Sochi. Also, a storm warning was announced in Crimea - snowfalls and frosts are predicted there.

Posted by: badanov || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's cold. Back to you jim.
Posted by: Chris || 01/12/2022 14:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes Sergei, it's bleeding cold. Send more vodka.
Posted by: jpal || 01/12/2022 16:35 Comments || Top||


CSTO troops withdraw from Kazakhstan beginning January 13
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

Commentary by Russian military journalist Boris Rozhin

[ColonelCassad] From the fresh speech of Tokayev.

1. Events in Kazakhstan have been declared an attempted coup d'état, which failed. In the course of the coup attempt, the authorities almost completely lost control over Almaty, which could lead to the loss of control over Kazakhstan.

2. Since the situation is rapidly stabilizing, the withdrawal of the CSTO troops, which helped stabilize the situation, may begin on January 13th. The withdrawal of troops will take 10 days. The acute phase of CTO in Kazakhstan has been completed.

3. New Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov has been appointed. He was acting. Prime Minister of Kazakhstan since January 5, when the old government was dismissed.

4. Kazakhstan will strengthen the National Guard quantitatively and qualitatively in order to have more opportunities to counter threats to national security. Tokayev noted that during the events the State Guard and the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan, as well as the special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, showed themselves well. Additional measures will be taken to strengthen the army of Kazakhstan and the border service.

5. Tokayev accused the KNB of Kazakhstan of not being able or unwilling to identify the threat that professionals were secretly preparing inside Kazakhstan. In a number of cities in the country, the leaders of the KNB actually handed over buildings, weapons and documents to the conspirators. The state security system of Kazakhstan will undergo a structural reorganization. The main culprits will go to court.

6. Tokayev directly accused Nazarbayev's entourage of forming a group of super-rich around Elbasy, even by international standards. Tokayev believes that they should "pay tribute to the people of Kazakhstan."

7. A number of banks and funds will be tested, and the money will go to the announced socio-economic reforms. It is recognized that financial and oligarchic groups have become the beneficiaries of Kazakhstan's economic growth.

8. Events in Kazakhstan, according to Tokayev, were the result of socio-economic problems and the failed activities of some state bodies. These bodies broke away from the reality and needs of citizens and caused an increase in property stratification.

9. Tokayev canceled the recycling fee in the country, which was also one of the economic demands of the protesters. A 5-year moratorium has been announced on raising the salaries of civil servants.

10. In addition, Tokayev directly accused the heads of state bodies that they do not know how, and sometimes they are simply afraid to communicate with the Kazakh people.

11. The opening of branches of leading technical universities of Russia in Kazakhstan was announced.

12. The column "against all" will be returned to the ballot papers.

13. Instructed to restore order on the border with China, where "a mess is going on." The discrepancies between the customs statistics of Kazakhstan and China amount to billions of dollars. Some of the cars are simply not inspected.

De facto we have.

The KNB and the oligarchs from Nazarbayev's entourage were indirectly accused of the coup. Nazarbayev was indirectly accused of conniving at his entourage, who plundered the country and profited from it, as long as property stratification grew and socio-economic problems worsened, which the conspirators took advantage of to carry out an attempted coup d'etat, which the KNB connived.

As a result, the coup failed, the guilty will be punished, the KNB will be purged and restructured, the oligarchs will be forced to pay "compensation", the CSTO troops will soon be withdrawn, and the country will face socio-economic reforms. A substantial part of the protesters' economic demands will be met. The question of the future of Nazarbayev has so far been left in limbo.

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The center of the capital of Kazakhstan was cleared before the president's speech
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
By Aleksandr Kots

[KP] - We have somehow quietly passed, everyone is already being driven to work.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: badanov || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What are you talking about ?! There were 20 thousand terrorists there! And you are the people.

Welcome to Chicago, DC.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 10:07 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Rodong Sinmun reports that Kim Jong Un himself guided the test of a hypersonic missile on January 11
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/12/2022 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  On it like its a burrito.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 16:14 Comments || Top||

#3  *Wow* I had a Two-Button Trackball like that 20 years ago...
Same color too, maybe I should check my closet and see if the NKors stole it.
Posted by: magpie || 01/12/2022 19:31 Comments || Top||


Economy
'It's like a Soviet store during 1981': Grocery stores across the US have empty shelves as supply chain crisis and COVID combine to make basics like milk, bread, meat, canned soups and cleaning products hard to find
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Did my grocery shopping Sunday, as always. The only thing in short supply was cat food.

And, quite frankly, anybody saying 'Soviet store during 1981' should be smacked upside the head with the nearest wooden implement.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/12/2022 6:32 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Cat food is where it all starts Mike.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/12/2022 6:35 Comments || Top||

#3  It's Daily Mail. If they aren't hysterical, they're not alive
Posted by: Frank G || 01/12/2022 7:33 Comments || Top||

#4  ..I suspect food deserts are going to happen in certain urban localities where its dangerous to tread with narrow streets and back alleys. The demand for drivers will leave the 'boss' with a choice of losing drivers, "I can go elsewhere", or no deliveries to iffy addresses.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/12/2022 7:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Bangahs don't need food. Dat's what ko-kane is for, fools...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 7:41 Comments || Top||

#6  The only thing in short supply was cat food.

Well, and cash to pay for it.
My grocery bill has almost doubled.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 9:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Cat food seems to be ok, now that I don't have a cat....

I did have problems finding fritos corn chips this weekend.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/12/2022 11:36 Comments || Top||

#8  I did have trouble getting the kind of Tostitos that I want. I mean, how you 'sposed to make nachos...
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/12/2022 11:44 Comments || Top||

#9  I think P2K's food desert comment is spot on, and the subsequent feral excursions into the urban/civilizational suburbs interface will have increasingly kinetic outcomes. Sadly, the MSM and the overlords will then involve rank-and-file federal LEOs under the guise of fighting racism and white supremacy, shading the issue in the perception of the clueless sheep in farcebook and the twitterverse...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/12/2022 11:47 Comments || Top||

#10  Our stores are also short on cat food. And milk. I can't recall anything else I have looked for and not found much selection. Oh, and tv sound bars.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/12/2022 13:16 Comments || Top||

#11  Reminds me of the old USSR joke.
Commrade what are you in line for?
Don't know.... Commrade a line means it could something. If I can get one , i'll swap it for something eles. How long you been in line?

Only 28 hrs.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/12/2022 13:18 Comments || Top||

#12  Or the film highlighting the decadence of The West, and the viewers were like, "you mean, they have so much food they have food specifically for cats?"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 13:33 Comments || Top||

#13 
Posted by: Greng Black3494 || 01/12/2022 15:45 Comments || Top||


Europe
Undersea cable connecting Norway and Arctic satellite station is mysteriously damaged
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • An undersea comms cable connecting Svalbard and mainland Norway has failed

  • The disruption could prove disastrous as there is now only one connection left

  • If the other cable fails, the island will be completely cut off from the mainland

  • The cables power a huge Arctic satellite station and bring internet to Svalbard

  • It comes as Britain's most senior naval officer warned that Russia may look to cripple such vital undersea communications wires supporting the UK
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Just to clarify:

NATO militaries are going full throttle on pronouns.

The Russians are using grappling hooks on submarines to cripple our comms.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/12/2022 6:16 Comments || Top||

#2  The ground station it connects to runs satellites that monitors polar orbits
Posted by: Slenter Panda4300 || 01/12/2022 7:45 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/12/2022 7:52 Comments || Top||

#4  A failed attempt to tap the cable?
Posted by: SteveS || 01/12/2022 9:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Think this might be from one of those Beluga whales that Russia trains in a pen on the Kola penninsula?
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/12/2022 11:50 Comments || Top||

#6  I do have Something Lovecraft on my Bingo card.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 13:34 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Tucker Carlson dares Jan. 6 committee to affirm Ray Epps wasn't working with any government agency
[Washington Examiner] Fox News host Tucker Carlson challenged the House committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, to declare that Ray Epps was not working with any government agency.

He raised the question Tuesday in response to the select panel issuing a statement that said it interviewed Epps, an Arizona resident and a former president of the Arizona Oath Keepers militia group seen on video urging people to march to the U.S. Capitol in the hours leading up to the riot, and Epps claimed he was not an informant for the FBI or any other law enforcement agency.

"Would the committee be willing to broaden that statement and affirm in writing that Ray Epps wasn't working with any government agency, law enforcement or otherwise? That would be a very simple change to make. Let's see if they make it. Let's see if Republicans will force them to make it," Carlson said.

Epps had been on the FBI's Capitol Violence most wanted list before he was removed without explanation after nearly six months. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republican members on the Jan. 6 committee, tweeted that Epps was taken off the list "because apparently he broke no laws." He also said Epps "has cooperated and is nothing but a Jan 6 protest attendee, in his own words."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/12/2022 06:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Would love to see Carlson dare the gov't to affirm Jeffrey Epstein wasn't working with any government agency.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/12/2022 6:40 Comments || Top||

#2  because apparently he broke no laws.

If the Congressman knew that, how strange the FBI person (yesterday) didn't.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/12/2022 7:59 Comments || Top||

#3  The intro says it all: "Apparently, there was no law against that..."

Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 8:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Kinzinger is a Dem, masquerading as a RINO. He's unemployed after this term
Posted by: Frank G || 01/12/2022 8:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Sen. Cruz asked the same thing and the answer was essentially 'I can't say.' Apparently Epps was well-enough briefed to know to just incite and urge forward others but to stay outside himself.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/12/2022 15:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Kinzinger is a Dem, masquerading as a RINO. He's unemployed after this term

My bet is that there's a cushy spot waiting for him at some liberal media outfit, where he gets to play the fake Republican whose shtick is taking shots at the GOP.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/12/2022 19:45 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Autoimmunity may explain long COVID and rare vaccine side effects
[MedicalNewsToday] A group of researchers recently hypothesized that complex immune responses to the SARS-CoV-2 virus might explain the long-term effectsTrusted Source of COVID-19.

They also suggest these immunologic mechanisms may contribute to the rare, serious side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a recent New England Journal of Medicine article, co-authors Dr. William J. Murphy and Dr. Dan L. Longo explain how autoimmunity may be the mechanism causing these two distinct complications of the worldwide SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Autoimmunity
When our bodies are exposed to a virus — or any infection — it recognizes proteins and other molecules on the invading virus as "not us." Scientists refer to this as an antigen.

We then ramp up our immune systems to attack that antigen. Therefore, we try to neutralize infectious invaders, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Once we use our antibodies to attack the invading viral protein, parts of these neutralizing antibody-antigen complexes can also be viewed as "not us" by our bodies. We can also form secondary antibodies, called anti-idiotype antibodies.

Anti-idiotype antibodies
What is the purpose of anti-idiotype antibodies? After the initial benefits of first-line immunity, our body has natural processes to try to flatten our response to challenges. These processes are known as downregulation.

Anti-idiotype antibody production is one of our body’s methods of achieving downregulation. However, the presence of anti-idiotype antibodies can have unexpected negative effects.

Firstly, they can neutralize our infection-fighting first-responder antibodies, so they interfere with our body’s ability to fight the infection if it persists.

Secondly, they can mimic the original invading organism and bind to our cells in the same way. This instigates the same symptoms as the infection or causes an immune-cell attack on our healthy cells.

Drs. Murphy and Longo report that this mimicking behavior by anti-idiotype antibodies has been demonstrated already in models, such as viral diarrhea in bovine animals.

For Medical News Today, Dr. Murphy elaborated:

"This concept of anti-idiotype antibodies mediating effects and limiting efficacy could have a profound impact in understanding how to increase effectiveness and duration of protective antibody responses," he explained. It might also help us "determine if patients are at risk, based on their anti-idiotype responses or allow for therapeutic interventions to be developed."

Spike proteins
The SARS-CoV-2 spike proteinTrusted Source on the surface of the virus binds to angiotensin converting enzyme 2 receptors (ACE2) on our cells.

ACE2 receptors are present on many cells throughout the body, including within the lung, heart, kidneys, nerves, and brain. So, any protein, including a virus protein, binding these receptors can profoundly affect our health.

Once bound to the cell, the spike protein allows the virus to enter it. But, the spike proteins’ negative effects do not stop at simply finding a gateway.

By binding the ACE2 receptors, the spike protein can suppress healthy cell function and stimulate the release of inflammatory proteinsTrusted Source called cytokines.

Mimicking the virus
Regardless of whether we produce first-line antibodies from the vaccine or a SARS-CoV-2 infection, anti-idiotype antibodies have the potential to produce the same symptoms and side effects as infection with the SARS-CoV-2 infection. They achieve this by binding to the ACE2 receptor.

Dr. Murphy clarified for MNT:

"The vast majority of research on both SARS-CoV-2 infection responses and vaccines solely centers on the protective antibody and T cell responses. There needs to be much more investment in basic research on the immunoregulatory pathways that both can limit responses and duration, but also on their ability to mediate off-target effects."

"Given the strong dependency on the population for vaccines and the need for boosting, along with the emergence of viral variants, it is imperative that more research be directed to understanding the mechanisms involved using preclinical models, which simply has not been adequately done."

Dr. Murphy elaborated further: "Despite being put forth by Nobel Laureate Niels Jerne in 1974 as a means for antibody regulation, research in this area of anti-idiotype antibodies has tapered considerably and is not usually in the conversation of antibody responses. This article brings the concept back to the forefront as a possible explanation for the myriad of effects observed with both SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccine responses."

Scientists weigh in
Researchers Dr. Claudia Nold-Petry and Prof. Marcel Nold from Monash University in Australia also spoke with MNT. They discussed the potential role of anti-idiotype antibodies in complications associated with both COVID-19 vaccines and the disease:

"Confirmation of the presented hypotheses by basic research (as per the suggestions in the article) would represent a welcome advance in the understanding of the adverse events of vaccines and COVID-19 itself — including of SARS-CoV-2 variants, some of which may induce more and more problematic anti-idiotype antibodies than others!"

Medical implications
Regarding the medical implications of this research, Dr. Nold-Petry and Prof. Nold told MNT:

"Vaccines and antibody-based therapies could be screened for induction of anti-idiotype antibodies in preclinical tests, and modifications could be made to minimize such indications, as required."

"Patients could be screened for anti-idiotype antibodies following vaccination or administration of antibody-based therapies, and an alternative vaccine could be selected if they were detected."

Dr. Murphy added that these findings could provide many benefits, particularly "in understanding how to increase effectiveness and duration of protective antibody responses as well as potentially allowing for means to determine if patients are at risk based on their anti-idiotype response or allow for therapeutic interventions to be developed."

"This article presents a hypothesis on a mechanism that could be at play," he noted. "The research now needs to be done to ascertain if indeed this is occurring. A recent publication demonstrating the existence of anti-ACE2 anti-idiotypic antibodies in SARS-CoV-2 patients would appear to support this can indeed be a major factor."


Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/12/2022 10:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Drs. Murphy and Longo report that this mimicking behavior by anti-idiotype antibodies has been demonstrated already in models, such as viral diarrhea in bovine animals.

"we tested it on the regulars on The View"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/12/2022 12:02 Comments || Top||

#2  lol frank
Posted by: Chris || 01/12/2022 14:40 Comments || Top||

#3  My recent Covid experience was interesting...more like I got hit by a nerve agent. Extreme disorientation, fever/chills, diarrhea and then came the rash that was pretty much like the shingles. I'm just finishing up 2 weeks with this shit. Crazy.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 01/12/2022 20:37 Comments || Top||


EU Warns Repeat Boosters Could Weaken Immune System
[Bloomberg] European Union regulators warned that frequent Covid-19 booster shots could adversely affect the immune system and may not be feasible.

Repeat booster doses every four months could eventually weaken the immune system and tire out people, according to the European Medicines Agency. Instead, countries should leave more time between booster programs and tie them to the onset of the cold season in each hemisphere, following the blueprint set out by influenza vaccination strategies, the agency said.

The advice comes as some countries consider the possibility of offering people second booster shots in a bid to provide further protection against surging omicron infections. Earlier this month Israel became the first nation to start administering a second booster, or fourth shot, to those over 60. The U.K. has said that boosters are providing good levels of protection and there is no need for a second booster shot at the moment, but will review data as it evolves.

Boosters "can be done once, or maybe twice, but it’s not something that we can think should be repeated constantly," Marco Cavaleri, the EMA head of biological health threats and vaccines strategy, said at a press briefing on Tuesday. "We need to think about how we can transition from the current pandemic setting to a more endemic setting."

The EU regulator also said at the briefing that oral and intravenous antivirals, such as Paxlovid and Remdesivir, maintain their efficacy against omicron. The agency said that April is the soonest it could approve a new vaccine targeting a specific variant, as the process takes about three to four months. Some of the world’s largest vaccine-makers have said they are looking at producing vaccines that could target new variants.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/12/2022 09:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In other news..water is wet
Posted by: Warthog || 01/12/2022 15:11 Comments || Top||

#2  In related news, I heard yet another "tell your doctor if you have or are planning on having any vaccinations" on one of those medicine commercials.

Any.
But you know what they sayin' though.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 15:32 Comments || Top||

#3  I saw a BS commercial last night saying the initial shot may not work because you may have not had a strong - their word - response so get a booster.

Not the Vaxx is crap...you're crap because you didn't respond to it right...of all the hubris..
Posted by: Warthog || 01/12/2022 16:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Wow. Incredible. Yet, another commercial acknowledging that there are faults within the shots.

People of Science: "I'll do 10 Hail Faucis, walk on my knees to the Throne of Shot, march an accolade while banging the receipt on my forehead."

Here's something a bit concerning, saw an ad for a full face filtration device "For Immune-Compromised People." Looks like a Fencing Helmet but the face shield is clear acrylic (or something similar).

Getting weird plot device of The Black Hole vibes.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 16:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Big Pharma is terrified with what will happen if they get caught with millions, maybe billions of unused and worthless doses.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 16:57 Comments || Top||

#6  It is good to see some waking up to the "Boosters lesson the disease effects" is more sales pitch then Science! as it is a qualitative guess.

They have also benched that narrative and brought "More shots equals immunity" back off the pine.

Makes a person think there are many gears going here, and perhaps some are starting to lose teeth or even slip.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 17:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Bottom is falling out. It's the end of the "gradually" stage and the beginning of the "all at once" finale. That's why the war drums have been warming up in Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 18:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Going to be a lot of people not willing or able to quit cold turkey, even in the face of damning evidence. Especially if people start dropping dead; the True Believers unleashing on the unvaxxed, the orcs too for defying authority. Then authority is going to have to do something to prove their mandate from heaven to rule.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 18:48 Comments || Top||

#9  Collapse. Capitulation next
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/12/2022 22:22 Comments || Top||

#10  I'm afraid we will find out whom.

Plink-O is a tough game.

The LGBT+P is going to auto-assign a lot of people, and that pinball has already been served.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 23:16 Comments || Top||

#11  "Treatin' us like we in Squid Games..."

Walk the platform in the correct LGBTBBQ+P order or you fall.

Fuck that shit.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 23:22 Comments || Top||

#12  For the uninitiated:

+P

is the 'Add Pederast' movement.

NO.

Everything the LGB movement, if you will, gained is being lost with the militant T. Add the +P, fuckov.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 23:28 Comments || Top||


Professor Ehud Qimron: "Ministry of Health, it's time to admit failure"
[SWPRS] Professor Ehud Qimron, head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tel Aviv University and one of the leading Israeli immunologists, has written an open letter sharply criticizing the Israeli — and indeed global — management of the coronavirus pandemic.

Original letter in Hebrew: N12 News (January 6, 2022); translated by Google/SPR. See also: Professor Qimron’s prediction from August 2020: "History will judge the hysteria" (INN).

Begin quoted part, I think

Ministry of Health, it’s time to admit failure
In the end, the truth will always be revealed, and the truth about the coronavirus policy is beginning to be revealed. When the destructive concepts collapse one by one, there is nothing left but to tell the experts who led the management of the pandemic — we told you so.

Two years late, you finally realize that a respiratory virus cannot be defeated and that any such attempt is doomed to fail. You do not admit it, because you have admitted almost no mistake in the last two years, but in retrospect it is clear that you have failed miserably in almost all of your actions, and even the media is already having a hard time covering your shame.

You refused to admit that the infection comes in waves that fade by themselves, despite years of observations and scientific knowledge. You insisted on attributing every decline of a wave solely to your actions, and so through false propaganda "you overcame the plague." And again you defeated it, and again and again and again.

You refused to admit that mass testing is ineffective, despite your own contingency plans explicitly stating so ("Pandemic Influenza Health System Preparedness Plan, 2007", p. 26).

You refused to admit that recovery is more protective than a vaccine, despite previous knowledge and observations showing that non-recovered vaccinated people are more likely to be infected than recovered people. You refused to admit that the vaccinated are contagious despite the observations. Based on this, you hoped to achieve herd immunity by vaccination — and you failed in that as well.

You insisted on ignoring the fact that the disease is dozens of times more dangerous for risk groups and older adults, than for young people who are not in risk groups, despite the knowledge that came from China as early as 2020.

You refused to adopt the "Barrington Declaration", signed by more than 60,000 scientists and medical professionals, or other common sense programs. You chose to ridicule, slander, distort and discredit them. Instead of the right programs and people, you have chosen professionals who lack relevant training for pandemic management (physicists as chief government advisers, veterinarians, security officers, media personnel, and so on).

You have not set up an effective system for reporting side effects from the vaccines and reports on side effects have even been deleted from your Facebook page. Doctors avoid linking side effects to the vaccine, lest you persecute them as you did to some of their colleagues. You have ignored many reports of changes in menstrual intensity and menstrual cycle times. You hid data that allows for objective and proper research (for example, you removed the data on passengers at Ben Gurion Airport). Instead, you chose to publish non-objective articles together with senior Pfizer executives on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines.

Irreversible damage to trust
Ministry of Health, it’s time to admit failure
In the end, the truth will always be revealed, and the truth about the coronavirus policy is beginning to be revealed. When the destructive concepts collapse one by one, there is nothing left but to tell the experts who led the management of the pandemic — we told you so.

Two years late, you finally realize that a respiratory virus cannot be defeated and that any such attempt is doomed to fail. You do not admit it, because you have admitted almost no mistake in the last two years, but in retrospect it is clear that you have failed miserably in almost all of your actions, and even the media is already having a hard time covering your shame.

You refused to admit that the infection comes in waves that fade by themselves, despite years of observations and scientific knowledge. You insisted on attributing every decline of a wave solely to your actions, and so through false propaganda "you overcame the plague." And again you defeated it, and again and again and again.

You refused to admit that mass testing is ineffective, despite your own contingency plans explicitly stating so ("Pandemic Influenza Health System Preparedness Plan, 2007", p. 26).

You refused to admit that recovery is more protective than a vaccine, despite previous knowledge and observations showing that non-recovered vaccinated people are more likely to be infected than recovered people. You refused to admit that the vaccinated are contagious despite the observations. Based on this, you hoped to achieve herd immunity by vaccination — and you failed in that as well.

You insisted on ignoring the fact that the disease is dozens of times more dangerous for risk groups and older adults, than for young people who are not in risk groups, despite the knowledge that came from China as early as 2020.

You refused to adopt the "Barrington Declaration", signed by more than 60,000 scientists and medical professionals, or other common sense programs. You chose to ridicule, slander, distort and discredit them. Instead of the right programs and people, you have chosen professionals who lack relevant training for pandemic management (physicists as chief government advisers, veterinarians, security officers, media personnel, and so on).

You have not set up an effective system for reporting side effects from the vaccines and reports on side effects have even been deleted from your Facebook page. Doctors avoid linking side effects to the vaccine, lest you persecute them as you did to some of their colleagues. You have ignored many reports of changes in menstrual intensity and menstrual cycle times. You hid data that allows for objective and proper research (for example, you removed the data on passengers at Ben Gurion Airport). Instead, you chose to publish non-objective articles together with senior Pfizer executives on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines.

Irreversible damage to trust

However, from the heights of your hubris, you have also ignored the fact that in the end the truth will be revealed. And it begins to be revealed. The truth is that you have brought the public’s trust in you to an unprecedented low, and you have eroded your status as a source of authority. The truth is that you have burned hundreds of billions of shekels to no avail — for publishing intimidation, for ineffective tests, for destructive lockdowns and for disrupting the routine of life in the last two years.

You have destroyed the education of our children and their future. You made children feel guilty, scared, smoke, drink, get addicted, drop out, and quarrel, as school principals around the country attest. You have harmed livelihoods, the economy, human rights, mental health and physical health.

You slandered colleagues who did not surrender to you, you turned the people against each other, divided society and polarized the discourse. You branded, without any scientific basis, people who chose not to get vaccinated as enemies of the public and as spreaders of disease. You promote, in an unprecedented way, a draconian policy of discrimination, denial of rights and selection of people, including children, for their medical choice. A selection that lacks any epidemiological justification.

When you compare the destructive policies you are pursuing with the sane policies of some other countries — you can clearly see that the destruction you have caused has only added victims beyond the vulnerable to the virus. The economy you ruined, the unemployed you caused, and the children whose education you destroyed — they are the surplus victims as a result of your own actions only.

There is currently no medical emergency, but you have been cultivating such a condition for two years now because of lust for power, budgets and control. The only emergency now is that you still set policies and hold huge budgets for propaganda and psychological engineering instead of directing them to strengthen the health care system.

This emergency must stop!

Professor Udi Qimron, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
However, from the heights of your hubris, you have also ignored the fact that in the end the truth will be revealed. And it begins to be revealed. The truth is that you have brought the public’s trust in you to an unprecedented low, and you have eroded your status as a source of authority. The truth is that you have burned hundreds of billions of shekels to no avail — for publishing intimidation, for ineffective tests, for destructive lockdowns and for disrupting the routine of life in the last two years.

You have destroyed the education of our children and their future. You made children feel guilty, scared, smoke, drink, get addicted, drop out, and quarrel, as school principals around the country attest. You have harmed livelihoods, the economy, human rights, mental health and physical health.

You slandered colleagues who did not surrender to you, you turned the people against each other, divided society and polarized the discourse. You branded, without any scientific basis, people who chose not to get vaccinated as enemies of the public and as spreaders of disease. You promote, in an unprecedented way, a draconian policy of discrimination, denial of rights and selection of people, including children, for their medical choice. A selection that lacks any epidemiological justification.

When you compare the destructive policies you are pursuing with the sane policies of some other countries — you can clearly see that the destruction you have caused has only added victims beyond the vulnerable to the virus. The economy you ruined, the unemployed you caused, and the children whose education you destroyed — they are the surplus victims as a result of your own actions only.

There is currently no medical emergency, but you have been cultivating such a condition for two years now because of lust for power, budgets and control. The only emergency now is that you still set policies and hold huge budgets for propaganda and psychological engineering instead of directing them to strengthen the health care system.

This emergency must stop!

Professor Udi Qimron, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

I have some disagreements, but I don't think they're important. I have to go look up my notes on ACE stuff right now.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/12/2022 09:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Totally agree.

That said, every time one of the sales team pitches New Normal, they are admitting success.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 15:35 Comments || Top||


Smart Glock-style 9mm guns that can only be fired by a verified user could be available in the US this year - but experts fear that they could be hacked
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The more complicated you make something, the less likely it is to work when you absolutely need it.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/12/2022 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Dave: Please release the safety.

GLOCK9000: I am afraid I can't do that Dave.
Posted by: Huparong Cloluper8853 || 01/12/2022 0:51 Comments || Top||

#3  That it can be hacked is the best thing that can happen.

The worse thing is it doesn't sell in the US.
Posted by: badanov || 01/12/2022 1:11 Comments || Top||

#4  I'll stick with my US Gov 1911 Delta Elite 10mm thank-you.

No need to double tap outvto 50m with 38,000 ftp using 230grn .

Its a great head spliter if needed also.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/12/2022 2:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Even if it can be hacked some of the time, it means that it basically works.
Posted by: BernardZ || 01/12/2022 2:37 Comments || Top||

#6  #2 - LOL

I hope this new gizmo is not confused for a Taser by some cop.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/12/2022 5:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Anyone who buys this deserves to die cursing Glock.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/12/2022 6:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh it's not Glock, its' some stupid tech mod company. Sorry.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/12/2022 6:33 Comments || Top||

#9  The gov't will issue them to criminals at no charge, along with fresh needles. Safety is a huge concern.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/12/2022 6:33 Comments || Top||

#10  Maybe a commercial and product placement for it in the next RoboCop movie...

Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 6:36 Comments || Top||

#11  #6 - "Taser Taser Taser Brick Brick Brick!"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/12/2022 7:24 Comments || Top||

#12  Also needed: A new 'spectro analyser' mandatory attachment doodad for PD issued guns. Gun refuses to fire on anything darker than a mexi-can.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/12/2022 7:26 Comments || Top||

#13  Both Left and Right handed shooter models to also be made available. (Right handed model depicted here)
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/12/2022 7:32 Comments || Top||

#14  "That's a Glock. And you've had your 17. Thunk... thunk..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 7:43 Comments || Top||

#15  Odds are it can be defeated by a single wire.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/12/2022 9:55 Comments || Top||

#16  Technology to be retrofitted to all firearms by Executive Order.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/12/2022 10:09 Comments || Top||

#17  Odds are it can be defeated by a single wire.

That is why Version 2.0 will make a wi-fi connection to the central database before it fires to make sure your license and fees are up to date. No checking for outstanding warrants though since that would be racist.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/12/2022 11:07 Comments || Top||

#18  People who buy into the "smart gun" crap really don't understand machinery at all.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/12/2022 11:10 Comments || Top||

#19  All police departments will be required to have this on all their firearms in 5 4 3 2 1...

Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/12/2022 11:44 Comments || Top||

#20  Solar charging battery. Legacy Windows ME for ease of operation. Free, fully compatible RF chip installed anywhere shots are given.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/12/2022 13:56 Comments || Top||

#21  Congress should mandate that ALL Federal sidearms are this model:p Especially the secret service and capitol police.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 01/12/2022 15:01 Comments || Top||

#22  Technology to be retrofitted to all firearms by Executive Order.


Not possible. Stop worrying about the impossible.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/12/2022 18:30 Comments || Top||

#23  ^ Just because it's not possible doesn't mean it won't be mandated....
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/12/2022 19:05 Comments || Top||



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