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Anti-govt protests in Cuba
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-Great Cultural Revolution
School staffers have 'no confidence' in principal after race flap
[NYPOST] The faculty of a Washington Heights high school is rebelling against their principal, charging in a vote of no-confidence that she has "flagrantly but unsuccessfully attempted to divide our school by race."

Paula Lev, principal of the High School for Law and Public Service, is now under investigation by the city Department of Education for allegedly telling a faculty member she "was going to get rid of all these white teachers that aren’t doing anything for the kids of our community," a complaint states.

Lev, a Dominican, also asked the faculty member to "conspire with her" to try to oust a white colleague, according to the complaint filed last week with the DOE’s Office of Equal Opportunity.

"She definitely has something against white people," says the complaint, obtained by The Post.

On the last day of school, Lev gave the faculty member a notice that he was "placed in excess" — meaning no longer needed at the school — and should look for a job elsewhere in the DOE.

"He blew the whistle on her and a week later he was excessed," a colleague said. It’s unclear whether Lev knew about the complaint.

The complaint came amid simmering unrest at the school, which staffers blamed on what they said was Lev twisting the current concepts of equity and anti-racism, which the DOE promotes and teachers overwhelmingly support.

Dissatisfaction with Lev, 39, boiled up in February, when teacher Nick Bacon, the union chapter leader, filed a routine grievance about a scheduling issue that could have affected most of the faculty, staffers said.

In front of a half-dozen other staffers, Lev questioned Bacon’s motives.

"I wasn’t sure what your problem with me was, maybe it’s because I am a woman of color and you’re a white man?’ Lev asked Bacon, according to a March 2 letter to District 6 Superintendent Manny Ramirez and signed by most of the school’s tenured members.

Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have no confidence in the entire US Educational System, we are even.
Posted by: Clem Bourbon7787 || 07/12/2021 4:34 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
The Trump Card: Group reveals 7-point plan to reinstate Trump in 'days, not years' that includes installing him as House Speaker and ousting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] This is the kind of thing my Aunt Ada sends me on Facebook, when she isn’t sending me predictions clearly taken second hand from QAnon.
  • A so-called 'Trump card' was handed out by a conservative group at CPAC detailing a '7-PT. plan to restore' Trump to office 'on days, not years'

  • The group Patriots SOAR is not affiliated with CPAC event organizers

  • The far-fetched plan requires Trump be third-in-line in presidential succession, which is House Speaker, and then remove Biden and Harris from office

  • The card prompts readers to visit a webpage, where a letter from 'Author, Investigative-Researcher & Engineer' Robert J. Antonellis details the plan

  • The webpage includes several Q-Anon-linked conspiracy theories, like the 'secret satanic sacrifices' of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy Jr.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Posted by: Groluns Squank5177 || 07/12/2021 5:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Never happen. But if it did, would he still be eligible to run for a second full term?
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/12/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Hummm!
That same scenario was listed here on Rantburg over a month ago.. Are they reading us?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/12/2021 12:20 Comments || Top||

#4  ***^^^***
Please visit HERE for the answer
Posted by: Thusotle Jusotle7632 || 07/12/2021 12:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Rantburg at times is Duke Kahanamoku level.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/12/2021 16:06 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Three Countries on Earth Declined the COVID Vax; All Three of their Presidents are now DEAD
[SOTN] Sometimes, an ugly truth is staring us in the face, we need only to see it and speak it for the reality to become clear.

There are only three (3) countries on this planet whose government officials refused to accept the COVID-19 vaccine from the World Health Organization: Burundi, Tanzania, and Haiti.

The officials in those countries who declined the vax were Presidents in each of those countries.

In Burundi it was President Pierre Nkurunziza

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2021 07:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [394 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Haitian Guy was Assassinated... CoVid Dead, Right 👉
Posted by: Percy Scourge of the Gepids7383 || 07/12/2021 7:32 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Haitian President Jovenel Moïse's cause of death was mentioned in the article.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2021 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  What's in the vax that's worth killing for?
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/12/2021 9:15 Comments || Top||


#5  I love the smell of napalm a conspiracy in the morning.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/12/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

#6  stamp out mutant strains before they go global Nuke the world from orbit, it's the only way to accomplish THAT.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/12/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||

#7  What are the odds of these three particular men, all dying in office . . . and the only thing they have in common is that they refused to accept the vaccine for their countries?

This is so stupid it makes my head hurt. Another "only thing they have in common" is they all appear to be of the African persuasion. And the fact that one guy was assassinated would seem to kick the only-three-countries theory in the nuts.

Anytime someone tries to reduce a complicated phenomenon down to a single factor, it is a sign they are selling something. Something you maybe shouldn't oughta buy.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/12/2021 12:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Ah, it's one of those crazy coincidence theorists.

Say, remember that time the CIA dosed people with LSD without their knowledge in mind control experiments? Dumb and unbelievable. What about the time they tried to form a plan to deliberately crash civilian airliners full of Americans to create a false flag to go to war with Cuba? Only stupid people could believe that. Or that the intelligence community was unanimous that Iraq had WMD that it clearly did not have? So stupid it makes my head hurt.
Posted by: Jiggs Trotsky5854 || 07/12/2021 12:22 Comments || Top||

#9  ^Is there CIA under my bed?😃
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 12:25 Comments || Top||

#10  ^^^^
No, but the No Such Agency & CIA are monitoring your posts... from Israel.
Posted by: Blinky Panda8439 || 07/12/2021 12:32 Comments || Top||

#11  Or that the intelligence community was unanimous that Iraq had WMD that it clearly did not have?

Another example of someone trying to reduce something complicated down to a single talking point. Bush lied, babies died. No offense, but your grasp of this historical event lacks opposable thumbs.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/12/2021 12:43 Comments || Top||

#12  and Nkurunziza's secretary is named Lincoln, Magufuli's was named Kennedy, and Moïse's was named Hillary.

Coincidence? I think not
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2021 13:44 Comments || Top||

#13  ^^^
You are sharp today G, 2nd Covid Vaxx has kicked-in and it shows.
Posted by: Tarzan Snaviling8847 || 07/12/2021 13:51 Comments || Top||

#14  More like five countries. Add Swaziland & Ivory Coast.

And 2 days after Moise's assassination Jen Psaki went on the air to announce that vaccine was now flowing into Haiti.
Posted by: Angstrom || 07/12/2021 14:50 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Crowd erupts in cheers and chants of 'USA' as Donald Trump makes appearance at Conor McGregor's UFC match with Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mel Gibson salutes President Trump ringside…


Mel Gibson salutes President Trump at UFC. pic.twitter.com/YZJaLRTxYV

— Kerfreedom (@freedragonfly17) July 11, 2021

It’s difficult to spot — I had to watch several times.

The one, the only, Mel Gibson is in the house! 🇦🇺🤩 #UFC264 pic.twitter.com/aDLZ9iqICb

— UFC_AUSNZ (@UFC_AUSNZ) July 11, 2021

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Posted by: Cleager Flinetch1292 || 07/12/2021 6:40 Comments || Top||


Britain
Foreign aid: Gates and others to partially cover UK aid cuts
[BBC] A group of philanthropists, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are to provide £93.5m emergency funding to cover some UK foreign aid cuts.

They said the temporary funding would help save "critical projects" and ensure progress was not "wasted".

The government has decided to reduce this year's spending on overseas aid from 0.7% of national income to 0.5%. It said the financial impact of the pandemic had forced ministers to take "tough but necessary decisions".

The group, which also includes the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, the ELMA Foundation and Open Society Foundations, said the emergency funds would help projects tackling preventable diseases and providing family planning and sexual health services.

They said it would prevent life-saving drugs from being thrown away because they pass their expiry date, and ensure women living in the poorest parts of the world are able to avoid unplanned pregnancies.

The UN's family planning agency (UNFPA) looks set to lose some 85% of its funding from the UK, a drop of about £130m.

A spokeswoman for the funder consortium, Kate Hampton, chief executive of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, said: "These life-saving treatments are cost-effective investments. If they go unfunded this year, British taxpayer generosity will be wasted as clinics are closed and essential drugs expire and are thrown away."

The emergency funding was welcomed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who said it was "desperately needed".

However, he called on the government to restore its commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on foreign aid.
If there are private organizations prepared and able to support these projects, then government funding is not needed. And the more they spend on projects like these, the less they have for meddling in politics and social engineering.
Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee, said: "When Britain withdraws, others step in. By cutting our aid, we have given states such as China and Russia an opportunity to expand their influence at Britain's expense."

Charities including Oxfam and ActionAid have criticised the cuts - which amount to around £4bn a year - warning that they have already forced projects to be cancelled.

Many Tory MPs have also spoken out against the move, which went against the pledge in the 2019 Conservative election manifesto to stick to the 0.7% figure.

But Chancellor Rishi Sunak has previously said it was hard to "justify" the commitment with the UK facing record borrowing, and with a national debt of well over £2 trillion.

A government spokesperson said: "The UK will spend more than £10bn to improve global health, fight poverty and tackle climate change this year - making us one of the biggest aid donors in the G7."

"We have always been clear that the government will return to spending 0.7% of GNI [gross national income] on international development as soon as the fiscal situation allows," the spokesperson added.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Go cover 100% of foreign aid and let the taxpayers have some relief.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/12/2021 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  KNOCK YOURSELVES OUT !!!!

There are 195 countries in the world today. This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine.. Not in the list. Not included in this total count of 195 countries are: Taiwan - the United Nations considers it represented by the People's Republic of China
Posted by: Clem Bourbon7787 || 07/12/2021 4:42 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Prominent Florida doctor tied to assassination of Haitian president
[NYP] A prominent Haitian doctor with long-standing ties to South Florida has been implicated in last week’s brazen assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.

Christian Emmanuel Sanon, who has lived in the Sunshine state on and off for more than 20 years, is suspected of being one of the ring leaders of the hit squad that killed Moise, the Miami Herald said.

Sanon is the third person of Haitian descent tied to Florida to be seized, the Herald said.

Two of them — James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55 — told authorities during questioning that the assassination was part of a plot to install Sanon as president of the Caribbean nation, sources told the outlet.

They said the plan wasn’t to kill Moise, but rather serve him with a 2019 arrest warrant and take him to the presidential palace, where Sanon would take his place.

In an interview Saturday, Haiti National Police Chief Leon Charles told the Herald that the plot included two Haitian-Americans and a high-profile doctor there," but did not identify Sanon by name.

"I would say that the Haitian (doctor) recruited" the men, who in turn signed up a group of Colombian nationals for the operations, the report said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2021 02:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
S Anon

Q Anon

Where is R Anon ?
Posted by: Clem Bourbon7787 || 07/12/2021 4:29 Comments || Top||

#2  NSA was on top of it of course since it was coordinated stateside consisted of international calls.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/12/2021 8:12 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Unfortunately, they missed that collection opportunity. The Tucker Carlson monitoring took precedence. You simply cannot be everywhere.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2021 8:15 Comments || Top||

#4  The Pirates of the Caribbean Lego Sets were a sure give-away.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/12/2021 10:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Hillary- Jeebus Bill, do I have to do all the housework?
Posted by: Capsu78 || 07/12/2021 19:31 Comments || Top||


Anti-govt protests in Cuba
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [465 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Ship the cops to Haiti, they need the help.
Posted by: Clem Bourbon7787 || 07/12/2021 4:35 Comments || Top||

#2  It's beyond the Swamps comprehension this is how their door-to-door vax police will be received in many places in America.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/12/2021 7:11 Comments || Top||

#3  An anti-communist "insurrection" just 90 miles offshore from the USA? "Joe Biden" should send in the National Guard to deal with that!
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/12/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||




#7  Cuba: Thousands Nationwide Take Streets Against Communism
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 14:17 Comments || Top||


#9  Using Covid as political cover.

Totally unexpected.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/12/2021 15:38 Comments || Top||

#10  Oh, ho ho, now its Trump's Fault.

What a bunch of flaks.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/12/2021 16:48 Comments || Top||

#11  1917 in 2021? I've seen a lot of reporting from there (and Miami)..folks are saying that the demos must be carried on in hopes of turning the police/militia/military to their side. Hope something happens but after 62 years, it's hard to get excited.

Unosh- Cuban Political Refugee, Class of 1961
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 07/12/2021 19:11 Comments || Top||

#12  AND Canel, the new pres, went on tv and said "I Convoke the Revolutionaries and Communist party members to go out on the streets and face the demonstrators"...I heard a demonstrator say "All the govt does is build more and more hotels and we get crap".
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 07/12/2021 19:26 Comments || Top||

#13  And what flag are the demostrators waving? The Racist, Oppressive, White-Supreamist (1) American Flag everyone hates.

(1) - at least according to our Celebs, Media, etc... Apparently not to anyone else.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/12/2021 20:34 Comments || Top||

#14  A lot of leftists refuse to acknowledge that the Castro regime ruling class is basically all white in a country which is multiracial (about 50% black).

The regime that Castro replaced was multiracial and headed by Batista, who self identified as a mulatto.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/12/2021 21:07 Comments || Top||


Investigators say Haitian president tortured before assassination
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "It's traditional."
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2021 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  And his wife is reported as saying they just burst in and shot him. I'm going to decline to believe any of the reports for a while. A long while.
Posted by: james || 07/12/2021 9:38 Comments || Top||

#3  As Frank said, quaint local custom. Part of the charm of the place...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/12/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Couple more things: The Haitian doctor arrested as the "mastermind" of the event - was he here as a "political refugee?" We let a lot of those in these days. Also, how many more of these "masterminds" are currently waiting here in the US for a chance to try the same thing in their country of origin?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/12/2021 10:50 Comments || Top||

#5  "The assassins' boogie music was The Fugees."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/12/2021 13:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, that's what you get for hiring Colombians.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/12/2021 15:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Bill- The torture was included in the Bid price, right? I ain’t paying a cent over the quote for a botched suicide!
Posted by: Capsu78 || 07/12/2021 19:37 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Lithuania refuses extradition request for opposition leader from Belarus
Direct translation of the article via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] The refusal from the Lithuanian authorities to the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus to extradite Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was received by the Belarusian side. This was announced on July 11 by the General Prosecutor of the Republic Andrei Shved on the air of the Belarus 1 TV channel.

“ We have received documents ... about Lithuania’s refusal to extradite her (Svetlana Tikhanovskaya - REGNUM's note ) ,” the Prosecutor General said.

TASS reported:
According to the Belarusian prosecutor general, "no motives" for the refusal were provided. "We see no legal grounds for that," he noted.

He said that several Belarusian opposition activists, who face criminal charges in Belarus, are currently living in Lithuania.

"We are taking all possible measures to ensure that these criminals are extradited to Belarus," he noted.

"We have very good results of work in this area with our Russian colleagues and we are thankful to them for that. Such personas are extradited under law when there are legal grounds for that."
Posted by: badanov || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No Svet, we like her and going to keep her.
Posted by: Clem Bourbon7787 || 07/12/2021 4:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Kidnap crews will be deployed, just like the Turks
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2021 6:50 Comments || Top||


3 Ukrainian specop snipers killed in minefield in Lugansk
LUGinfo] A total of three Ukrainian soldiers were killed when they entered into a minefield in the breakaway republic of Lugansk Saturday night, according to data supplied by the Lugansk government.

According to the source, the solders were caught in the minefield near the settlement of Novozvanovka. They settlement is in the area of operation of the Lugansk 24th Brigade.

The deceased were identified as Junior Sergeant Mufiy, senior soldier Melnichuk and an unidentified officer. Their bodies were taken to a military hospital in Severodonetsk.

The news release charged the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime with aiding in the transport and insertion of the soldiers. The center is staffed with both Ukrainian and Russian officers.

The Ukrainian units the deceased were part of is the Ukrainian operational-tactical group "North", which recently replaced the Ukrainian 92nd Brigade, which was rotated out of the front line.

Lugansk and its sister republic Donetsk are said to be one of the most heavily mined areas on the planet.

According to TASS, the area around Yasinovataya in Donetsk was shelled by Ukrainians.
The village of Krasny Partizan was shelled four times from 82mm mortars Sunday night, landing mines.

Krasny Partizan is near the contested locale of Yasinovataya, which has been a scene of intermittent fighting, including direct rifle and heavy caliber weapon fire since the summer of 2016.
Posted by: badanov || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1 


That's how the military earn their wings
Posted by: Lampedusa Unush5154 || 07/12/2021 4:59 Comments || Top||


Economy
White House Attempts to Pin Inflation on Summer
[Townhall] As the cost of basic goods, groceries and gas continues to skyrocket, the White House is attempting to pin rising inflation on seasonal price changes.

"Gas prices do historically rise in the summer and that's particularly true even in moments like this when there is a spike in people traveling and even more people are hitting the road now because of our success defeating the pandemic," Psaki said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2021 02:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Never was a "Pandemic"
Whole presentation above is also a lie.
Posted by: Clem Bourbon7787 || 07/12/2021 4:32 Comments || Top||


#3  Thought we were done with the 'clems'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 14:22 Comments || Top||

#4  "It's always been Five Dollar General."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/12/2021 16:47 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
‘We cannot be scared:’ 3,000 rally against antisemitism in DC
Quickly thrown together and poorly advertised, the organizers didn’t expect much of a turnout, which is exactly what they got. But they did get bipartisanism support for Israel, and the anti-Israel leftwing Jewish groups revealed themselves for their pro-Israel Jewish and Democratic fellows to see.
[IsraelTimes] Jewish Republicans and Democrats take stage together to condemn rise in violence against Jews; left-wing Jewish groups stay away.

Some 3,000 people turned out on Sunday for a rally against antisemitism on the National Mall next to the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, organizers said.

The event was held on the backdrop of rising antisemitic violence in the US, unleashed during the May war between Israel and terror groups in Gazoo
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2021 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm sure it'll give WLO (Wakandan Liberation Organization) a good scare.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 5:31 Comments || Top||

#2  J street non participation was a given,

Ironically, J street is now being dissed by the wokeists as too pro Israel since they are against BDS.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/12/2021 11:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Quickly thrown together and poorly advertised, the organizers didn’t expect much of a turnout which may have had something to do with Antifa not showing up to teach those racists a lesson.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/12/2021 11:10 Comments || Top||

#4  ^^^
Might now, there are rumors floating around The Swamp that Schumer got so upset by these goings on that he finally committed and completed his pledge invitation to an International Fraternity (life long dream, off his bucket list)
Posted by: Tarzan Whomotle6789 || 07/12/2021 11:11 Comments || Top||


Trump easily wins CPAC 2024 GOP presidential nomination straw poll
[FoxNews] The former president improved on his straw poll performance from CPAC Orlando in February.

Former Presidentv Donald Trump easily won the 2024 GOP presidential nomination poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gathering this weekend in Texas.

Trump, who’s repeatedly flirted with making another presidential run in 2024 to try and return to the White House, captured 70% of ballots cast in the anonymous straw poll, according to results announced by CPAC on Sunday afternoon.

That's a boost from the 55% support he won in the hypothetical 2024 Republican primary matchup straw poll at CPAC Orlando in late February.

"I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your incredible support," Trump said as he gave the Dallas event's keynote address minutes later.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in a distant second, at 21%. No one else among the 19 potential 2024 Republican White House contenders topped 1%.

DeSantis, a first-term governor and Trump ally who soared in popularity among conservatives nationwide for his resistance to lockdowns and COVID restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, easily topped a second 2024 ballot question – without Trump on the hypothetical ballot.

DeSantis grabbed 68% support on that question, with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at 5%. Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were both at 4%, with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem at 3%. No one else topped 2%.

The straw poll results, along with the former president’s headliner speech on Sunday, were the most anticipated moments at the three-day gathering of conservative activists and leaders from across the country.

Trump’s strong performance comes as no surprise. CPAC, long the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives, has become a Trump-fest since his 2016 presidential election victory.

Eighty-eight percent of 1,525 CPAC attendees casting ballots said they strongly approved of the job Trump did in the White House, with another 10% somewhat approving.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And, equally easily, lose the elections?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 5:43 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ As a furriner, you seem to have no grasp on American mindsets. As expected
Posted by: Frank G || 07/12/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

#3  As a furriner, you seem to have no grasp on American mindsets. As expected

A mindset that explains how a furriner George Soros can ply your system as a violin.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 7:10 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Apples n oranges. It is possible to lose a contest that was staged to look like an election but in fact never really was and have it not be a reflection of any kind of the American mindset.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/12/2021 10:21 Comments || Top||

#5 

Bound to be some rotten ones in both pecks of pickled peppers...ehhrrr, apples & oranges
Posted by: Injun Ebbater8629 || 07/12/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#6  ^News flash Niccolo: I'm not talking about the elections lost by the Great Orange Leader but of ANTIFA/BLM doing as they please because Soros realized that it's the DAs decide that's crime and that's isn't.

p.s. You "conservatives" always complain that foreigners successfully meddle in your politics - which implies they do understand something about them.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 10:34 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 responds to #4
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm not talking about the elections lost by the Great Orange Leader but of ANTIFA/BLM doing as they please because Soros realized that it's the DAs decide that's crime and that's isn't. The corruption of our judicial system and electoral process is the larger issue here. Whoever wants to oppose the leftist takeover of the USA will have to deal with that somehow.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/12/2021 11:17 Comments || Top||

#9  #8 To you, maybe. To me the issue is the claim made by your co-national Frank G. that "furriners" (his language) can't understand American mindset.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 11:49 Comments || Top||

#10  #7 Would that be Machiavelli or Tesla? Either way, I'm flattered. Also, perhaps you missed the "it's possible.." part. The flipside is I understand perfectly well that many abroad understand the American mindset and wish to fully participate in it. My comment stands on its own and is not a part of whatever dispute you and others may be having in regards to this issue.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/12/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#11  #10 Machiavelli

The flipside is I understand perfectly well that many abroad understand the American mindset and wish to fully participate in it.

Again consider George Soros, Xi Jinping, or Vlad Putin. Or, for a non-enemy example, Yitzhak Shamir. Some of us have countries of our own and we take interest in yours because of its influence on ours.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 12:10 Comments || Top||

#12  Machiavelli - high praise indeed for which I have yet to truly earn. Take heart that I have indeed already taken into consideration that which you have mentioned g'rom'.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/12/2021 18:57 Comments || Top||


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Israel says signed MOU with NRX Pharmaceuticals for COVID vaccine trials
[YNet] - Israel has signed a memorandum of understanding with NRX Pharmaceuticals to complete trials and commercialize the Israeli-developed COVID-19 vaccine BriLife, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.

The vaccine was developed by the Israel Institute for Biological Research, which is overseen by the Defense Ministry.
Because if one needs a booster shot every few months, Pfizer becomes, just a tad, too expensive. Also, there should be a large market in countries currently using Sinodreck.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 12:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Useful to have your own research center the next time something interesting escapes from China, so you don’t have to wait for the usual players accept you as a secondary customer.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2021 14:43 Comments || Top||


Fauci Steps In to Correct Pfizer's Unapproved Science
[AmericanThinker] If there has been anything of value coming from the one-two gut punch of the Chinese Communist Party's COVID-19 virus and the Great Reset global oligarchs' use of that virus to remake the world in their lasting favor, it is that more Americans have been awakened to three truths: (1) governments lie to their citizens all the time; (2) the media lie to the public all the time; and (3) because science has become a politically funded tool of government, scientists lie about their research all the time.

On Friday, Chief Politburo Medical Mandater and Flip-Flopper Anthony Fauci proved that truth trifecta yet again by going on CNN and contradicting Pfizer's scientific conclusions on the efficacy of its own vaccine. Pfizer and BioNTech, two companies responsible for one of the three vaccines approved for emergency use in the United States, released a statement on Thursday touting their progress on a third "booster" shot that they plan to submit to the Food and Drug Administration and other government authorities for approval in the coming weeks. Their self-congratulatory announcement seemed geared toward neutering recently published medical research from Israel's Ministry of Health that shows that the effectiveness of Pfizer's vaccine at preventing infection and life-threatening symptoms drops precipitously from 94.5% to 64% after only six months. In fact, Pfizer and BioNTech highlighted the Israeli medical research as matching their own in-house laboratory findings on the diminished effectiveness of their two-shot vaccine treatment and used these combined results to argue for the necessity of a future third jab.
Welcome to the Modern West, where you're supposed to accept the lies of the Sciency Establishment, even when they're too stupid to keep their lies straight.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/12/2021 09:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  drops precipitously from 94.5% to 64% after only six months
The Israeli MOH doesn't have a monopoly on a finding like this. What have other researchers found? Vax's have been in use a good deal longer than six months, by now.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/12/2021 10:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Researchers have yet to figger out why the <= age 18 demographic has been so remarkably resistant to COVID-19 infections and complications. "Top Men" have said nil about this in public.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/12/2021 10:58 Comments || Top||

#3  So Pfizer's science isn't real science until the CDC 'Mr. Science" says so?

But I do get they are afraid of torpedoing Joe's vaccination goals.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/12/2021 14:19 Comments || Top||


COVID-19 not connected to bats, Israeli biologists say
[JPost] ... A recent study led by Weinberg and Tel Aviv University postdoctoral researcher Dr. Kelsey Moreno could have far-reaching implications for discovering the origins of COVID-19. The study, which was recently published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Science, found that sick bats maintain social distancing, possibly to prevent the spread of mass contagion in their colonies.
Smarter, and more socially responsible, than some people?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 05:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Here's the link to the article
Moreno, K. R., Weinberg, M., Harten, L., Ramos, V. B. S., Czirják, G. Á., & Yovel, Y. (2020). Sick Bats Stay Home Alone: Social distancing during the acute phase response in Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus). bioRxiv.


Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 5:29 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Percy Scourge of the Gepids7383 || 07/12/2021 7:36 Comments || Top||

#3  The Bat Man of Mexico.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2021 7:45 Comments || Top||

#4  The fairy tales continue. Stay tuned for the next exciting episode of fractured fairy tales.
Posted by: Dale || 07/12/2021 8:10 Comments || Top||


#6  ^As foretold
35 Years of Research Into Coronavirus Infections Show Long-Term Immunity Is Unlikely
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/12/2021 9:52 Comments || Top||

#7  ^6 - all research so far has not explained why the <= age 18 demographic is so resistant to COVID-19. Not quite the same "long-term immunity" as you mentioned, but that unexplained phenomenon is closely related.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/12/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

#8  One virus that is definitely connected to bats has got into the news again:
OMAHA, Neb. — Nearly 200 people were possibly exposed to a rabid bat while staying overnight at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the zoo said.

The zoo and Nebraska health officials recommended that roughly 186 campers who stayed overnight at the aquarium in recent weeks, as well as some staffers, get rabies shots.

A camper on July 4 woke up to a wild bat flying around her head. A zoo emergency medical technician didn’t find any bites or scratches on her.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 07/12/2021 11:06 Comments || Top||

#9  Oh. So the shot is superfluous.

Because it seems like, 3..4..5? jabs per year and get the covid anyways.

Perhaps active and fit, with tested immune system is the way to go.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/12/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||

#10  Bats distance through indispositions,
Which makes them as smart as physicians,
And thus we know why
Bats are able to fly:
They are also great mathematicians!
Posted by: Gomez Squank9708 || 07/12/2021 11:23 Comments || Top||


Stunning Daszak/Fauci Emails Reveal Non-Zoonotic Coronavirus and Attempts to Infect Human Cells.
[The National Pulse] EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak emailed Anthony Fauci in 2017 outlining his collaborative research on a "bat-origin coronavirus" with the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s Shi Zhengli, which included "doing assays to find out if it can infect human cells in the lab."

Daszak titled the October 2017 email, released via a Freedom of Information Act filed by Judicial Watch, "Confidential — A new bat-origin coronavirus emerging in pigs in China discovered under our NIAID R01." Daszak appears to be referencing a $3.7 million grant from Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to the organization EcoHealth Alliance with the declared purpose of "understanding the risk of bat coronavirus emergence."

The grant, however, likely led to "gain-of-function" research collaboration with the military-linked Wuhan Institute of Virology.

In the email to Fauci and his NIAID colleagues, Daszak, who was recently recused from the Lancet’s COVID-19 commission, attaches an unpublished paper on a "novel bat-origin Coronavirus" that’s "not known to be zoonotic."

"We’re also doing assays to find out if it can infect human cells in the lab — so far no evidence of this," he adds before listing Wuhan researcher Shi Zhengli as a co-Principal Investigator. This description also undermines Fauci’s past attempts to distance his agency both financially and via personnel to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Daszak also reveals that he met Fauci "again" on the day he sent the email — October 1st, 2017 — which coincides with the opening day of a conference on "Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses." Fauci delivered the keynote address at the event, and Daszak and Shi also spoke.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Put them against a wall.
Posted by: Tyranysaurus Jones4656 || 07/12/2021 4:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Dr. Fauci = Dr. Strangelove?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/12/2021 9:52 Comments || Top||


Branson reaches space in test flight
[FOXBUSINESS] Richard Branson reached space on a test flight for Virgin Galactic before gliding back to earth and touching down safely Sunday, the latest salvo in the burgeoning space tourism business led by high-profile billionaires.

The Virgin Group founder launched Sunday with three company employees, flying 53 miles above the earth in a final test mission before kicking off commercial space flights next year. Branson — who earned his pilot’s license — tested the astronaut cabin experience.

A photo released by the company showed Branson and the three others in zero gravity.

After landing, Branson tweeted that going to space was "more magical than I ever imagined."

Branson tweeted a photo of him with SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk Sunday morning, saying he is "feeling good, feeling excited, feeling ready."

"Big day ahead," Branson wrote. "Great to start the morning with a friend."
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You got LUCKY Branson !

China wants to destroy space junk with giant lasers

Posted by: Lampedusa Unush5154 || 07/12/2021 4:51 Comments || Top||



#4  Is that enough room for a AGM?

Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 14:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe RoGs for a kinetic strike?

Posted by: Skidmark || 07/12/2021 14:56 Comments || Top||



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