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Nov 29 10:47

Army spies to take on antivax militants

The army has mobilised an elite “information warfare” unit renowned for assisting operations against al-Qaeda and the Taliban to counter online propaganda against vaccines, as Britain prepares to deliver its first injections within days.

The defence cultural specialist unit was launched in Afghanistan in 2010 and belongs to the army’s 77th Brigade. The secretive unit has often worked side-by-side with psychological operations teams.

Nov 29 10:46

Here's Why You Should Skip the Covid Vaccine

The new Covid vaccines will make billions of dollars for the big pharmaceutical companies, but here’s what they won’t do:

The vaccines will not cure Covid

The vaccines will not prevent people from contracting Covid

The vaccines will not prevent Covid-related hospitalizations

The vaccines will not prevent Covid-caused deaths

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “If the vaccine does not protect me from getting Covid (or dying from Covid), then why should I take it?”

Nov 29 08:54

McKinsey told OxyContin producer to pay off distributors for every attributable overdose, court papers show – report

Consultancy firm McKinsey suggested its client, Purdue Pharma, pay rebates to distributors of OxyContin for every overdose case that could be traced to abuse of the opioid pill as part of its plan to “turbocharge” sales.

The suggestion was discovered by the New York Times in court documents, which were released last week under a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy process. Last month, the big pharma firm agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges involving its aggressive push of its dangerous product, which contributed to the opioid health crisis in the US.

Nov 29 08:52

US infrastructure to be converted to a mass vaccine compliance system, rife with propaganda and entry requirements

The Center for Health Security at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has released a coercive blueprint that seeks to claim ownership of humans and vaccinate everyone in the coming years. The blueprint is called — The Public’s Role in COVID-19 Vaccination: Planning Recommendations Informed by Design, Thinking, and the Social, Behavioral, and Communication Sciences. The document calls on US policymakers, practitioners, academics and nontraditional partners such as church leaders to unite as one and provide strong consistent messages about the necessity of taking covid-19 vaccinations.

One of the top members of this group is a CIA-linked operative named Luciana Borio, who has been named as a member of Biden’s covid-19 task force.

Nov 29 08:32

What We Do Now Will Determine the Future: Throw Away the Masks

First things first, and rather than speculate about what may happen five or ten years from now, we need to look at the present. What is being tested now is to what extent the powerful are able to shape our perception of reality at will, and were we to believe mainstream media, it seems they are getting it.

We can only trust our instinct, and what my instinct tells me is we have to throw away the masks and go on general strike. Act in unison, not in that social distancing that they want to enforce to its last consequences. Everything else is calculated ambiguity, mediocrity and delirium, a worthless attempt to escape from what is happening right now.

This would be truly cathartic, and the crossing of supposedly contradictory gestures would short-circuit power and the ideological divisions that are at its service.

Nov 29 08:30

San Francisco mayor triggers new three-week lockdown starting Monday as COVID cases continue to soar - and the 49ers are forced to relocate

A surge in coronavirus cases will put San Francisco under a curfew beginning on Monday and trigger other restrictions related to the virus, the city announced.

The curfew requires non-essential businesses to close and prohibits members of different households from gathering between 10pm and 5am until December 21, Mayor London Breed said Saturday.

San Mateo county outside San Francisco will also be subject to the same rules after the state of California classified both under its most restrictive tier of locations based on the spread of the virus.

Nov 29 08:24

UPDATED: Johns Hopkins Study Saying COVID-19 Has 'Relatively No Effect on Deaths' in U.S. Spiked After Publication

Conventional wisdom is that COVID-19 has caused thousands of deaths in the United States and nearly 1.5 million worldwide. This perception has been directly challenged by a study published by Johns Hopkins University on November 22.

Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, critically analyzed the impact that COVID-19 had on U.S. deaths. According to Briand, the impact of COVID-19 on deaths in the United States can be fully understood by comparing it to the number of total deaths in the country.

According to the study, “in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.”

Wait, what? Really?

Nov 29 08:23

Spells, Magic and Mummy Curses Galore as Ancient Sarcophagi Unearthed in Egyptian Necropolis

Archaeologists uncovered 59 mummies in sealed sarcophagi and nearly 30 statues of ancient gods in the Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara in October, confirming the reputation of the site as “one of Egypt’s most important and longest-lasting burial places for over 3,000 years”.

Colorful curses aimed at scaring away intruders grace some of the walls of tombs in Saqqara – the Egyptian plateau that is home to hundreds of tombs and nearly a dozen ancient pyramids, claim scientists.

Nov 29 08:21

Participant in India’s AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial sues after experiencing ‘severe adverse effect’

An Indian man who helped test a coronavirus jab based on AstraZeneca’s candidate vaccine has filed suit, claiming that he suffered extreme side effects during his participation in the trial.

The plaintiff, identified in media reports as a 40-year-old man from Chennai, is suing the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) for Rs 5 crore ($676,000 USD). The individual alleges that he suffered serious neurological damage after taking part in the phase three trial of Covishield, the SII’s version of the Covid-19 jab being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. The man was purportedly told that the vaccine was safe and chose to participate in the program in “the spirit of public service.”

The lawsuit also demands that SII, AstraZeneca and the Oxford Vaccine Group immediately halt vaccine trials, in which some 1,600 volunteers are currently enrolled.

Nov 29 08:04

150+ arrested as anti-lockdown protesters march in London, defying police warning to obey Covid-19 restrictions (VIDEOS)

Massive crowds gathered in central London on Saturday to protest lockdown measures designed to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, and police followed through on their promise to arrest demonstrators, leading to multiple clashes.

Ahead of the protest, Metropolitan Police released a statement warning anyone planning to travel to King’s Cross that current lockdown measures do not permit massive crowds.

“Ahead of a planned protest on Saturday, 28 November, the Met is urgently reminding those looking to attend that protest is not currently a permitted exemption to the prohibition on gatherings under the current Coronavirus regulations,” they said.

Nov 29 08:03

With the Pfizer Covid Vaccine, Dry Ice Is Hotter Than Ever

Solid carbon dioxide has long been essential to manufacturing, food processing, and high-school theater. Now it’s a key part of the race to get America vaccinated.

t 4:30 a.m. on the Monday before Thanksgiving, the dry-ice manufacturing floor at Noble Gas Solutions in Albany, New York, was hopping. The machine that compresses carbon-dioxide gas into dry ice was cranking out pellets of the stuff—1,500 pounds an hour—and Noble’s staff was racing to fill hundreds of bags so that a mission-critical product could be distributed on an unforgiving deadline.

The product: cheesecake.

The deadline: Thanksgiving dinner.

Nov 29 08:02

Close encounter: Russian, Indian satellites ‘dangerously approach’ each other in ‘crowded’ low orbit

An Indian remote sensing satellite flew “dangerously close” to a Russian one on Friday, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos. The Indian authorities, however, denied there was any risk of collision.

“The Indian CARTOSAT 2F satellite weighing over 700 kg dangerously approached the Russian Kanopus-V spacecraft,” Roscosmos said in a statement on Friday, citing data provided by its automatic warning system, designed to track potentially hazardous situations in near-Earth orbit. The Russian space agency said that the distance between the two satellites was just 224 meters – quite close by space standards.

Nov 29 08:01

California megachurches rebrand as ‘family friendly strip clubs’ to protest state’s Covid-19 restrictions (VIDEOS)

Two megachurches decided to open Sunday services with some safe-for-work joke stripteases, in a cheeky protest against California’s closing down of churches due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while letting strip clubs stay open.

Before the start of Sunday’s sermon, pastors at two churches opened with short burlesque dance routines, taking off their jackets and even throwing their ties into the cheering audience.

“Strip clubs (Not Churches) are exempt from the Covid lockdowns, and are deemed essential by our governor!” said senior pastor of Awaken Church Jurgen Matthesius on Instagram. “So we decided we are NOW Awaken family friendly strip club!” he quipped.

Nov 29 07:57

Elisa Martinez: 2-4 Hour Lines Outside Supermarkets Due to New Mexico Gov’s Lockdown

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has put immense pressure on businesses with her “abrupt” lockdown order – forcing “nonessential” businesses to close and creating what has been dubbed “modern breadlines” — with people waiting 2-4 hours to enter essential retailers, former GOP Senate candidate Elisa Martinez explained during an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday.

Martinez, a former U.S. Senate candidate and Trump campaign surrogate, said that there has been a lot of downward pressure on the economy and people of New Mexico due to “ridiculous mandates” pushed by the governor, imposing some of the “strictest lockdowns” in the country. Martinez discussed the governor’s “abrupt” November 13 announcement, which put residents under another lockdown, closing businesses deemed nonessential.

Nov 29 07:57

Los Angeles County Officials Announce Three Week Stay-at-Home Order

Los Angeles County announced Friday a temporary stay at home order effective Monday that urges residents to avoid being with people not in their household.

“The temporary order will be in place for three weeks through Dec. 20 and will allow essential and emergency workers, and those securing or providing essential and permitted services, to leave their homes,” KTLA reported.

On Twitter Friday, the county said coronavirus cases remain at “alarming levels” and the number of those hospitalized continues to increase:

Nov 29 07:50

Bette Midler: Doctors Should Sue over SCOTUS Protecting Rights of ‘Super Spreader’ Churches, Synagogues

Bette Midler wants doctors and nurses to sue over the Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 ruling confirming the First Amendment rights of people to gather for religious purposes. The Hollywood star said that these “super spreader” events will eventually become a burden on health-care workers.

On Monday, Midler tweeted her disbelief that the high court is allowing people to gather in houses of worship.

“Packing the Supreme Court really works, but for whom? Why do the religious get to gather in super spreader groups, if they will sicken rest of us?” she wrote. “And when they get sick why should any stressed out health-care worker be forced to look after them? Doctors and nurses should sue.”

The Hocus Pocus star made no mention of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations and riots that have taken place in cities across the country, bringing together thousands of protestors in close proximity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nov 29 07:39

Belleville mayor has coronavirus antibodies, believes he had COVID-19 months ago

Belleville Mayor Michael Melham said he has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, adding that he believes he was sick with the virus in November — more than a month before doctors in China first reported cases of the new disease.

Melham said he was sick toward the end of November and suffered from chills, hallucinations and a "skyrocketing temperature" after he left the League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City.

"It felt as if I was an addict going through withdrawal," Melham said in a press release. "I didn’t know what was happening to me. I never felt that I could be so sick."

The first known case of the coronavirus in the United States was in January and involved a West Coast man who had been in China's Wuhan Province. Health experts now say the coronavirus may have been quietly circulating in the United States in January and February, when testing was rare. None have pushed the timeline back as far as November, however.

Nov 28 18:45

A Bezos-backed plant-based milk made with AI, cabbage, and pineapple is now available at Whole Foods — see how it's made

Many popular alternative milk makers have been relying on items like nuts or oats to serve as the base of their vegan milks. NotCo, however, has taken a different approach to develop its non-dairy milk.

Instead of creating a milk with a single food profile, like almond milk or oat milk, NotCo's milk uses a mix of non-traditional ingredients that were in-part decided by the company's artificial intelligence program named "Giuseppe."

These ingredients include cabbage, peas, and pineapple.
"In the case of NotMilk, the unexpected combination of pineapple and cabbage brings the dairy taste notes that we are used with regular milk,"

Nov 28 10:31

United Begins Flying Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine

United Airlines Holdings Inc. on Friday began operating charter flights to position doses of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for quick distribution if the shots are approved by regulators, according to people familiar with the matter.

The initial flights are one link in a global supply chain being assembled to tackle the logistical challenge of distributing Covid-19 vaccines. Pfizer has been laying the groundwork to move quickly if it gets approval from the Food and Drug Administration and other regulators world-wide.

Nov 28 10:31

New evidence on the effectiveness of lockdown

A few weeks back I wrote an article about an observational study published in Lancet that, among other things, looked at whether there was any correlation between stringency of lockdown and the number of people who died of covid. It didn’t find any correlation, which suggests that lockdowns don’t work. That study did have some major limitations however.

First of all, it was observational, based on analysis of statistics, and so can only show patterns (or lack of patterns), not cause and effect, and retrospective, meaning that the researchers based their analysis on existing data that had been produced for other purposes. This is a relatively low quality form of evidence. Second, the follow-up period was short, with data only being gathered until May 1st. It could be argued that this is too short a time period to see an effect of lockdown on mortality.

Nov 28 10:30

MEDICAL ERRORS 3RD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH ACCORDING TO JOHN HOPKINS MEDICINE

John Hopkins Medicine says medical errors 3rd leading cause of death in America HERE. And these are the people who want to force Covid 19 vaccines upon us! John B. Wells puts it into perspective HERE.

Nov 28 10:21

Moderna's groundbreaking coronavirus vaccine was designed in just 2 days

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials, the company announced last week.

The vaccine's development process was unprecedentedly fast — only the team of Pfizer and BioNTech beat the biotech newcomer in announcing results from a late-stage clinical trial.

The experimental vaccine was also far more effective than expected: The Food and Drug Administration had said it would likely approve a vaccine that showed at least 50% efficacy, and Dr. Anthony Fauci had said he hoped for 70%. (AstraZeneca found its coronavirus vaccine candidate to be 70% effective on average, while Pfizer-BioNTech reported their shot is 95% effective.)

But perhaps more remarkable is that Moderna designed its vaccine in just two days in January, before some people had even heard of the coronavirus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There's a confidence builder!

Nov 28 09:24

Anti-lockdown protestor howls and bursts into tears as police arrest him for 'Covid rule breaches' ahead of London demo

Central London descended into chaos today as police faced boos and chants of 'shame on you' as they arrested anti-lockdown protesters during a rally against government curbs led by Piers Corbyn.

Traffic was temporarily blocked on Regent Street as officers attempted to handcuff people on the ground in the middle of the road, while the Met Police handcuffed demonstrators weaving through the capital.

Video which was first posted to Twitter showed a lone man howling in apparent agony and bursting into tears as he fell to the ground while police arrested him outside King's Cross station.

Nov 28 08:38

Los Angeles residents ordered to stay at home until Christmas week, with all gatherings BANNED… except for church & protests

Health officials in Los Angeles County have declared a new “safer-at-home” order, clamping down its Covid-19 restrictions to ban most gatherings for a three-week period, but created exemptions for religious services and protests.

The new directive, which will take effect next week and stay in force until December 20, will prohibit all public and private gatherings involving people from different households and impose further occupancy limits on businesses, the county health department announced on Friday.

Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others.

Nov 28 08:36

Mark Steyn takes on government officials flouting their own holiday orders

Nov 28 08:24

Airport Deploys 'Virus-Killing Robots' During Holidays As Mall Santas Turn To Plexiglass Barriers And 'Sanitation Elves'

Holidays during the pandemic were always going to be interesting, as fears over a second wave have been met with a flood of lockdowns and restrictions on gatherings.

Yet, many Americans aren't buying it, or don't care about a virus that kills less than 1% of those it infects - as over 1 million travelers flew through US domestic airports last Friday, the 2nd highest daily total since the pandemic hit last spring.

Airlines, meanwhile, are jumping through all sorts of hoops to keep regulators and worried passengers happy - mandating that passengers wear masks throughout their flights, while airports employ measures of their own such as thermal imaging to scan for fevers (which has 'accuracy issues' per experts). Airports are also employing touchless kiosks and attempting to enforce social distancing recommendations.

Nov 28 08:24

New Study Exposes Alleged Accounting Error Regarding COVID Deaths

At the time of this writing, the United States currently maintains the highest number of Covid-19 deaths and ranks 11th for the highest deaths per capita. There have been approximately 262,000 recorded Covid-19 deaths in the United States, which is certainly a concerning number.

However, a new study (link removed but now available at Archive.org) published by Dr. Genevieve Briand at Johns Hopkins University notes some critical accounting errors done at the national level.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is being reported that this study is already being suppressed.

Nov 28 08:21

Lockdowns Destroy What Makes Us Human

While GMU economist Tyler Cowen may have dismissed the idea of more pandemic lockdowns as being “a straw man” and saying that the extreme measures that started in March of this year “are now behind us,” it seems that governors and other politicians around the country have failed to get the message.

More and more states have begun to once again impose ruinous lockdowns. The media and Twitter are filled with self-righteous scolds shrieking about the impending doom of families gathering together for Thanksgiving. CNN host Jake Tapper suggested that “Christmas is probably not gonna be possible.”

Nov 28 08:18

LIVE: New round of anti-lockdown protest hits London

Nov 28 07:48

Earth Is a Whole Lot Closer to Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole Than We Thought

It seems that Earth has been misplaced.

According to a new map of the Milky Way galaxy, the Solar System's position isn't where we thought it was. Not only is it closer to the galactic centre - and the supermassive hole therein, Sagittarius A* - it's orbiting at a faster clip.

It's nothing to be concerned about; we're not actually moving closer to Sgr A*, and we're in no danger of being slurped up. Rather, our map of the Milky Way has been adjusted, more accurately identifying where we have been all along.

And the survey beautifully demonstrates how tricky it is to map a galaxy in three dimensions from inside it.

Nov 28 07:45

Brutal police beating of maskless French man hints at frightening future for locked-down Europe

A shocking video of French police beating up a man who wasn’t wearing a mask showed the authorities’ iron-fist approach to enforcing regulations and suppressing protests. Will this be the new norm when the pandemic has passed?
A British shopper recently spotted by police failing to wear a face mask decided to heap abuse on the hapless copper patiently explaining the rules to her before she simply flung her basket to the ground and strolled off without a care in the world. All very British, and no one was hurt – but it illustrated the frustration normal people are feeling over this never-ending pandemic.

Meanwhile, in Paris, a young, black music producer leaving his studio without wearing a face mask was spied by three policemen who set upon him and forced him back into his studio, where they kicked, punched and beat him with a truncheon for five minutes before he managed, with the help of friends, to bundle them out the door.

Nov 28 07:44

Johns Hopkins Study Saying COVID-19 Has 'Relatively No Effect on Deaths' in U.S. Deleted After Publication

Conventional wisdom is that COVID-19 has caused thousands of deaths in the United States and nearly 1.5 million worldwide. This perception has been directly challenged by a study published by Johns Hopkins University on November 22.

Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, critically analyzed the impact that COVID-19 had on U.S. deaths. According to Briand, the impact of COVID-19 on deaths in the United States can be fully understood by comparing it to the number of total deaths in the country.

According to the study, “in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.”

Wait, what? Really?

That’s what it says. And, it should come as no surprise that the study was deleted within days.

Nov 28 07:42

Rebellion rising; the people have had enough

Large anti-lockdown protests are sweeping across Europe. Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, Poland. The media are trying to put a lid on coverage of these momentous events.

In Southern California, five sheriffs of populous counties (17 million people) are refusing to enforce Governor Newsom’s new curfew order. A petition to recall the governor is gaining steam.

In New York, members of the Chasidic sect held a wedding attended by several thousand people, sitting closely packed without masks.

In a more intimate setting, up close and powerfully personal, gym members and owners in Buffalo, New York, shouted down cops and a public health officer, who had entered the gym because the gathering exceeded the prescribed limit. The gym personnel drove out the cops and followed them, to make sure they left the property.

Nov 28 05:24

Coronavirus updates: Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order; US hits 13 million cases; Ohio State coach tests positive

A national surge in COVID-19 cases continues as the United States recorded its 13 millionth case on Black Friday, a day typically marked by crowds of bargain hunters. This year, however, many shoppers across the country turned to online deals, keeping crowds thin.

Today's numbers: The U.S. has reported more than 13 million cases and over 264,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. This week, five states set death records and 23 states had higher case counts than last week. The global totals: more than 61 million cases and 1.4 million deaths.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's crunch the numbers, shall we?!? And folks, I am asking you to do this at home, because if my numbers from my cell phone's calculator are any indication, we are all in for more than a bit of a surprise.

If you divide the 264,000 deaths allegedly from Covid 19, by 13 million allegedly diagnosed cases of the disease, the following is the number one gets: 0.02030679.

When gathered honestly, numbers do not lie.

So in my world, that means we are looking at a 2-and-change percent mortality rate here; so would someone please advise me, as to why this is being touted as a slate-wiper, and why the fear-mongering here is so high, and hyped, when the numbers are, in reality, more typical of a seasonal flu?!?

Let me tell you why; it's about money, and more draconian, dystopian control over Americans', and citizens of other countries' lives.

When was the last time you heard an "alleged reporter" ask the people pushing for a vaccine, how much they would profit, personally, from their investment in a company, or a multitude of companies, like Bill Gates, producing a theoretically viable vaccine that doesn't kill a lot of people in its first iteration?!? Do Bill Gates or Dr. Fauci EVER get asked this question?!?

You do not hear that question being asked at all; and that little bit of "forensic accounting" would explain a great deal about why a vaccine "resolution" to this bug is being so thoroughly hyped.

Yes, I know this may seem cynical to some; but there are days when I honestly cannot keep up with the magnitude of insanity being heaped upon the American people right now.

And all I can think about right now, is Rahm Emanuel's famous statement "Never let a good crisis go to waste!!", which very much appears to be the case here.

Nov 28 03:03

Arecibo Observatory is shutting down - one discovery that led to a Nobel Prize

The Arecibo Observatory is one of the biggest in the world, responsible for some of the most crucial discoveries about outer space — including one that led to a pair of scientists winning the coveted Nobel Prize in Physics.

However, the legendary telescope will now be shut down and taken apart due to recent infrastructure issues.

The downfall of one of the biggest telescopes in the world

The astronomical observatory was the largest single-unit radio telescope in the world until China’s Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) began operations in 2016.

Built in the early 1960s, the telescope had been operational for over 57 years when it sustained two cable failures. It has rendered its massive 305-meter wide radio dish unstable. The separation of the cables has also damaged the radio dish’s metal panels.

The gaping holes left behind are so big that they can be spotted from outer space.

Nov 28 01:21

More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.'

Austin, Texas, is a hotbed for millennials, has a vibrant music scene, and is the country’s fastest-growing major metro area.

It’s also where droves of tech talent from Silicon Valley and beyond are headed, if they haven’t landed there already. Google, Facebook, Atlassian, and Oracle have thousands of workers in Austin collectively.

And most recently, Apple announced that it’s shelling out $1 billion for a new campus in North Austin, with the potential to add 15,000 more workers to its existing 7,000.

Austin’s considerably lower cost of living offers a nice reprieve from the sky-high costs in the Bay Area. Big tech has grown more in the last eight years especially, but the tech boom isn’t Austin’s first rodeo – the industry has a long history in the capital city. Here’s how the tech industry has ballooned in Austin – and why “Silicon Hills” is so appealing to workers and companies alike.

Nov 28 01:15

Denmark Wants To Exhume ‘Zombie Mink’ Rising From Mass Graves While Scientists Warn Of Permanent Covid-19 Pandemic Risk

After illegally ordering the cull of the country’s 17 million mink to prevent the spread of Covid-19, lawmakers now say they want to exhume their mass graves and incinerate them over concerns that they could contaminate nearby waters, while veterinary officials warn that mink escaping from farms could establish a permanent Covid-19 reservoir in the country’s wild animals that could allow the virus to re-enter humans and precipitate future pandemics.

Nov 28 01:06

The mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, is a medical doctor. He reveals how he's wrestling COVID-19 outbreaks in the state's largest city

North Dakota has experienced one of the biggest COVID-19 outbreaks the US has seen since the start of the pandemic. Dr. Tim Mahoney, the mayor of Fargo, the state's most populous city, recently implemented a mandatory mask order to help address the growing number of cases. There's no penalty for not abiding by the city's face covering mandate, but Mahoney says more people have been wearing masks since it was implemented on October 19.

Nov 27 18:25

Flashback: CO2 affects human health at lower levels than previously thought

The researchers cited mounting evidence that CO2 levels as low as 1,000ppm can cause health problems, even if people are only exposed to them for an hour or two.

They found that CO2 levels exceeding 1,000ppm have already been observed in crowded and poorly ventilated rooms such as classrooms, offices and bedrooms as well as air-conditioned public transport and planes – all places where humans can spend several hours at a time.

Collating the findings of numerous studies, the academics summarised that acute exposure to high CO2 levels can have ‘adverse health outcomes’, citing studies which observed inflammation and reduced cognitive performance above 1,000ppm.

Chronic exposure to levels between 2,000ppm and 3,000ppm can have even worse impacts as this was linked to effects including kidney calcification and bone demineralisation.

...thus meaning wearing a mask is catastrophic for health:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/ypLjmXQoLygi/

Nov 27 17:37

The Frightening Ease Of Government Overreach

The point is that the science, time and again, does not seem to support the extreme reactions by those in power.  The thing that bothers me is how quickly and easily our mayors and governors have used the pandemic as an excuse to flex their dictatorial muscles, and what frightens and angers me is how quickly and easily they've wiped their collective bottoms with the Constitution, with the requisite flush of our rights once their business is completed.

Nov 27 12:11

Study finds 84% fewer hospitalizations for patients treated with controversial drug hydroxychloroquine

A peer-reviewed study measuring the effectiveness of a controversial drug cocktail that includes hydroxychloroquine concluded that the treatment lowered hospitalizations and mortality rates of coronavirus patients.

The study, set to be published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents in December, determined that “Low-dose hydroxychloroquine combined with zinc and azithromycin was an effective therapeutic approach against COVID-19.”

A total of 141 patients diagnosed with the coronavirus were treated with the three-drug cocktail over a period of five days and compared to a control group of 377 people who tested positive for the virus but were not given the treatment.

The study found that “the odds of hospitalisation of treated patients was 84% less than in the untreated patients,” and only one patient died from the group being treated with the drugs compared to 13 deaths in the untreated group.

Nov 27 12:06

Big Healthcare Chief Admits Covid Masks Are 'Mostly Symbolic', Forced To Resign

The leader of one of the biggest regional health systems in the Midwest has been succeeded less than a week after telling workers that he would not wear a mask in the office because he'd already had COVID-19.

Sanford Health published a statement this week announcing it had 'mutually agreed to part ways' with longtime CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft.

Krabbenhoft leaving after 24 years in the position appeared after he sent an email to the company's 50,000 staff last week informing them he didn't need to wear a mask because he is immune to COVID-19.

Nov 27 11:22

Explained: What is a climate emergency, which the New Zealand government might declare?

New Zealand’s government will decide next week if a climate emergency should be declared in the country or not. The country’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern will introduce the motion in the parliament next week and if passed the move will be a symbolic announcement about the government’s commitment towards doing more for the climate and bringing climate change to the centre of policymaking.

Ardern’s Labour Party won nearly 49 per cent of the votes in the general elections last month, which was the biggest victory for her party in about 50 years. As prime minister, Ardern has been vocal about climate change and last November, the parliament passed the Zero-Carbon Act, which commits New Zealand to zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner.

Nov 27 10:00

CBC: “completely overwhelming” emergency room report – except it is fake!

Unlike other nurses and doctors reporting declining COVID deaths, the CBC reports that a nurse in Manitoba is coping with a dire situation at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. A local reporter goes to the scene to video the situation and finds a completely different situation. Hmmm?

According to the nurse the situation in completely overwhelming she describes the scene…

“It has been completely and absolutely overwhelming,” said Sarah Neufeld, who works at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach, Man.

“We don’t just have a full waiting room. We have a full waiting room and a full ER, of very sick and sometimes rapidly declining patients that require a lot of one-to-one care nursing that we can’t give — we cannot safely give.”

Nov 27 07:12

We asked eight public health experts what Christmas will be like

England is back in lockdown. The rules require people to stay at home other than for essential reasons such as travelling to school or work, and refrain from meeting people they do not live with. Restaurants, pubs, gyms and non-essential shops are also closed.

These restrictions are scheduled to be reviewed on December 2, with the option of being extended, which has sparked fears of a Christmas under lockdown. Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific advisor, has said that we mustn't rule out a digital Christmas, although many are hopeful that the rules will be relaxed over the festive period. Boris Johnson has promised to make Christmas as “normal as possible”.

Nov 27 07:12

Damage from the Covid mRNA Vaccine is Irreversible

I would like to draw your attention urgently to important issues related to the next Covid-19 vaccination. For the first time in the history of vaccination, the so-called last generation mRNA vaccines intervene directly in the genetic material of the patient and therefore alter the individual genetic material, which represents the genetic manipulation, something that was already forbidden and until then considered criminal.

This intervention can be compared to genetically manipulated food, which is also highly controversial. Even if the media and politicians currently trivialize the problem and even stupidly call for a new type of vaccine to return to normality, this vaccination is problematic in terms of health, morality and ethics, and also in terms of genetic damage that, unlike the damage caused by previous vaccines, will be irreversible and irreparable.

Nov 27 06:55

FREE ADAM SKELLY!

Moments ago, Adam Skelly of Adamson Barbeque, the working class restaurateur who defied Toronto’s pandemic lockdown, was arrested, handcuffed, and taken away by Toronto police.

That wasn’t even the worst of it. There were at least 50 police involved in the SWAT-style raid, including mounted police — the sort of thing you send to quell a riot.

Except it wasn’t a riot. It was hundreds of peaceful citizens going to buy a sandwich.

Nov 27 06:54

Lockdowns, masks & vaccines Ben Swann's Covid podcast

Nov 27 06:53

COVID Plans Include Family Separation & Involuntary Quarantine in “Camps”

CDC calls for “isolation camps” as part of a “Shielding Plan”.
The plan subjects U.S. Citizens and residents who are deemed “high risk” for Covid-19 to be forcibly removed from their families and homes, and involuntarily isolated in guarded Camps.

The public first got wind of this impending nightmare on May 4, 2020, when Governor Gavin Newson of California announced that the “army” – his word – will start with a deployment of 3,000 and grow to the 20,000 mark to chase down who, what, where, and with whom COVID positive people have had connections: “the tracing component requires workforce and to identify individuals who tested positive…to ID their contacts (with privacy) and maybe quarantine individuals to stop the spread of the disease.”

Nov 27 06:51

Likely TIMELINE of events to take place from Sep. 20 to Jan. 20, covering vaccines, SCOTUS, Election Day, markets, terrorism and insurrection

What follows is a likely timeline of events to take place between now (Sep. 20, 2020) and Jan 20, 2021. Due to the extreme volatility of current events, almost no one dare make predictions these days, but this timeline is based on interviews with top law enforcement who have ties to federal agencies, with additional sources from the militia community as well as individuals close to the Trump administration.

This timeline, although subject to change, is our current best guess at how the moves on the chess board are likely to play out. It covers the SCOTUS nomination, Election Day, the Insurrection Act, left-wing terrorism, financial markets, election outcomes and more. There’s also a commendable overview of the coming chaos at this All News Pipeline story, which is worth checking out after you review the timeline below.

Here’s what I see as likely to play out, given the current best information:

Nov 27 06:49

London spared from toughest regional restrictions, but Manchester and Birmingham plunged into tier-three lockdown

The government has announced new regional restrictions that will come into force when England's national lockdown ends next week. London will be in the second-highest tier, meaning no household mixing indoors.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed on Thursday that the national lockdown will be replaced with a return to the tiered system across England from next Wednesday.

The restrictions announced by Hancock will see London spared from the highest tier of lockdown and instead being placed in tier two, meaning bars and restaurants can reopen but households won't be allowed to mix indoors.

Nov 27 06:44

UK Govt: Lockdown Likely to Last 12+ Months, ‘Hard Winter’ Coming, Repeated Vaccinations May be Required

Lockdowns won’t end until anticipated vaccines “come to our aid” in the future and the country can expect a “hard winter”, the Prime Minister has said, as the government’s science advisor warned it is quite possible the coronavirus will simply mutate to outperform vaccinations.

Speaking at the Downing Street press conference hours after the details of the new post-lockdown-lockdown were revealed to the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear to the nation that there was no reasonable hope of lockdown ending soon, saying merely that there was “reason to hope” that spring would see an end of “this era of restrictions”.

Given the United Kingdom’s regime of lockdowns began in March 2020, it stands to reason that the Prime Ministers remarks confirm that the nation’s lockdown will be in place with varying degrees of intensity for at least a full calendar year.

Nov 27 06:30

Oxford and AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to be trialed AGAIN amid mounting questions over dosage issues

The Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca will be tested again, the drug maker's CEO said on Thursday, following growing doubts over the jab, due to dosing and data-handling errors.

The British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant is to run a fresh trial of its candidate vaccine at a lower dosage, which the company earlier claimed had performed better than a full dosage. "Now that we've found what looks like a better efficacy we have to validate this, so we need to do an additional study," AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot told Bloomberg.

He added that it would likely be an "international study, but this one could be faster because we know the efficacy is high so we need a smaller number of patients."

Nov 27 06:21

Landmark legal ruling finds that Covid tests are not fit for purpose. So what do the MSM do? They ignore it

Four German holidaymakers who were illegally quarantined in Portugal after one was judged to be positive for Covid-19 have won their case, in a verdict that condemns the widely-used PCR test as being up to 97-percent unreliable.
Earlier this month, Portuguese judges upheld a decision from a lower court that found the forced quarantine of four holidaymakers to be unlawful. The case centred on the reliability (or lack thereof) of Covid-19 PCR tests.

Nov 27 03:49

The Prince of Sweden and his wife Princess Sophia both tested positive for COVID-19, as their country struggles under a brutal second wave of infections

Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sophia, have both tested positive for COVID-19 after showing symptoms of the coronavirus. The pair attended a funeral with the reigning King of Sweden and other members of the royal family on Friday, and they showed negative test results then. The king, queen, crown princess and her husband have all been tested for the virus since the two infections were discovered. So far, their tests results remain negative.

The coronavirus has hit Swedish royalty amid a rapid surge in cases across Sweden.

Nov 26 17:55

Oxford and AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to be trialed AGAIN amid mounting questions over dosage issues

The Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca will be tested again, the drug maker's CEO said on Thursday, following growing doubts over the jab, due to dosing and data-handling errors.

The British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant is to run a fresh trial of its candidate vaccine at a lower dosage, which the company earlier claimed had performed better than a full dosage. "Now that we've found what looks like a better efficacy we have to validate this, so we need to do an additional study," AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot told Bloomberg.

He added that it would likely be an "international study, but this one could be faster because we know the efficacy is high so we need a smaller number of patients."

Nov 26 16:50

Let's Make It Clear and Simple

May I point out the important point here -- in the mildly-ill presenting people [HCQ] dropped the mortality to ZERO and almost-completely (99% of the time) cut off progression to more-serious disease.

In the severely ill people, who had already gotten in a lot of medical trouble with the virus, it dropped mortality by 90%.

But it doesn't end there. They also studied using it as a prophylaxis in both health care workers and family members of those infected, both of whom are obviously at high risk of getting it themselves.

That's an 80% reduction in transmission folks -- which is in the same range as a vaccine.

So why do we need vaccines again when you can take an under one dollar pill, once or twice (not once a day) and be protected just as well?

Nov 26 16:40

DOCTORS SAY THE CDC SHOULD “WARN” PEOPLE ABOUT COVID-19 VAX SIDE EFFECTS

Who would have thought a rushed vaccine with little regard for human health or safety would come with side effects? If you missed the sarcasm, that was it. Dr. Sandra Fryhofer said that both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines require two doses and she worries whether her patients will come back for a second dose because of potentially unpleasant side effects after the first shot, according to a report by CNBC.

Both companies acknowledged that their vaccines could induce side effects that are similar to symptoms associated with mild Covid-19, such as muscle pain, chills, and headache. If that’s the case, why not just get COVID-19 if you’re young and healthy and have real immunity instead of this false sense of safety provided by a vaccine.

Nov 26 10:19

If We Want People To Accept A COVID-19 Vaccine, We Should Stop Lying To Them About The Disease

COVID-19 vaccines when ready should be available for those who want them. Yet it’s possible, nay probable, that the fabricated hysteria over COVID-19 virus will make – indeed already is making – people reject injections. Why?

Because authorities have lost their trust regarding everything to do with the virus. If they can’t trust them over cases and deaths, why trust them over safety and efficacy of vaccines. Indeed, polls show a steady decline in those who said they would immediately receive a coronavirus vaccine, only 58% of Americans in the latest survey.

There are actually several good reasons for trepidation, mind. Modern biotechnology makes super-fast development of a safe and effective vaccine theoretically possible. In the past though, haste has made not just waste but death.

Nov 26 08:30

California Exempts Hollywood Movie Studios From COVID Lockdowns, Restrictions

In the aftermath of getting caught red-handed violating his own travel and gathering restrictions, California Governor Gavin Newsom has exempted an entire industry’s workforce from those restrictions citing them as “essential workers.” But are they, really?

Newsom was recently forced to eat crow after attending a friend and political adviser’s 50th birthday party at a swank, upscale Napa County restaurant for a $400 a plate dinner. Newsom apologized after being publicly humiliated by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Astoundingly, Newsom then refused to intervene when many in his own State Legislature opted to attend a summit produced by a San Diego firm that violated the travel ban in place to host the summit in Maui, Hawaii.

Nov 26 08:28

Supreme Court blocks NY from enforcing Covid limits on churches

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an injunction late Wednesday blocking New York’s governor from enforcing 10- and 25-person occupancy limits on religious institutions, granting a request from the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Agudath Israel.

The state had told the court there was no need to act because the restrictions, which were adopted as a way to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, had recently been dialed back.

The court apparently divided 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissenting.

Nov 26 08:25

NASA Curiosity rover spots signs of 'unimaginable' Mars megafloods

NASA Curiosity rover's home-away-from-home in the Gale Crater on Mars seems like a fairly chill place. It's a bit windy and dusty, but it's dry and the rocky landscape is settled and calm. It wasn't always like that. Scientists have found evidence of brutal megafloods from deep in the crater's past.

Mars' wet history has been coming into greater focus in recent years. A study published in the journal Scientific Reports this month gives us our first identification of megafloods thanks to on-the-ground observations made by Curiosity.

"Deposits left behind by megafloods had not been previously identified with orbiter data," said co-author and astrobiologist Alberto G. Fairén in a Cornell University statement last week.

Nov 26 08:25

SPACEX IS ABOUT TO BREAK AN INCREDIBLE RECORD FOR ROCKET REUSABILITY

SPACEX IS ABOUT TO REACH a new milestone in the race to reuse rockets.

On Sunday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter the company is about to launch the same rocket for the seventh time.

The launch is expected to send up the 16th batch of 60 Starlink satellites. It will take place at Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and is scheduled for Monday evening at 9:34 p.m. Eastern (although the timing could change).

After the launch, SpaceX plans to land the booster on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which would also set a record as the first time that SpaceX has landed the same booster seven times.

Nov 26 08:07

Florida might not force you to get a COVID vaccine — but it can. Here's why

Speaking to Floridians in a YouTube video, Gov. Ron DeSantis recently said the state won't force anyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine if they don't want one.

“That is going to be the choice of each and every Floridian,” he said.

But the state could — if officials choose to.

In his very first executive order of the pandemic, DeSantis authorized state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees to declare a public health emergency. Under that order, and under state law cited in the order, Rivkees can order anyone who is deemed to be a "public health risk" to be vaccinated.

And, as the Secretary of the Department of Health, Rivkees has enforcement power to back it up, should he choose to exercise it.

Nov 26 08:06

As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears, Employers Consider Making It Mandatory

Just a few months into the coronavirus pandemic, Holly Smith had already made up her mind. She was not going to reopen her restaurant to diners until there was a vaccine. She just didn't think it was safe. When she shared the decision with her staff, they asked: Would the vaccine be mandatory?

Yes, she said. It would be.

"I'm not going to open until I can indeed be sure that everyone on my staff is vaccinated," says Smith, chef and owner of Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, Wash. "The immediate people on the team — you've got to take care of them. If you don't take care of them, they cannot help you take care of business."

With promising news from three COVID-19 vaccine trials showing 90% to 95% efficacy, employers are now weighing whether they should simply encourage their employees to get vaccinated or make it mandatory.

Nov 26 07:50

Erie County Comptroller starts GoFundMe for gym owner fined $15,000 for large gathering

After organizing a protest at his gym with other business owners over new COVID restrictions, Robby Dinero, owner of Athletes Unleashed, has been fined $15,000.

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw wants to help him pay it. Mychajliw started a GoFundMe for Dinero.

In a statement sent to News 4, Mychajliw calls out the county executive, saying he cares more about shutting down the economy than protecting the health of the community.

“Mark Poloncarz crossed a line. Punitively punishing a small business owner that served our country is despicable. People are fed up. The resistance against power-hungry politicians destroying businesses with arbitrary COVID rules they make up as they go along has begun. Enough is enough.”

Nov 26 07:49

After years of relying on Roscomos to deliver its astronauts to space, Washington now plans sanctions on Russian space agency

Russia's space agency Roscosmos may be hit with US sanctions for the first time ever, as a draft document reveals the Russian Ministry of Defense might become the subject of economic penalties from Washington.

As well as Roscosmos, the proposed sanctions would also target Rosatom, the federal nuclear energy agency, as one of 28 organizations in the aviation, rocket, space, nuclear, instrument and engine industries.

According to news agency RIA Novosti, which has seen the document, the suggested measures are also aimed at Chinese companies who work with Beijing's military.

Nov 26 07:31

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Widespread, Even Among Medical Professionals

As details on the latest COVID vaccine contenders flood the news cycle on a daily basis, reports of concerns regarding the safety and efficacy of the vaccine are widespread among many demographics, even including the professional medical community.

As vaccine hesitancy grows agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), are stepping up efforts to build vaccine confidence through public relations and communications campaigns.

Surveys reveal vaccine hesitancy

Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles’ Karin Fielding School of Public Health surveyed healthcare personnel working in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. As the Washington Post reported, they found that two thirds (66.5%) of healthcare workers “intend to delay vaccination,” meaning they do not intend to get the COVID vaccine when it becomes available. They plan instead on reviewing the data once it’s widely administered and proven safe.

Nov 26 06:59

Cops Refuse to be the Thanksgiving Police

After failing to deal with months of violent riots in Portland, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that she instead wants the police to go after families celebrating Thanksgiving.

When asked whether Oregonians should call the police on their neighbors if they have more than 6 people in their homes for Thanksgiving, she replied, “This is no different than what happens if there's a party down the street... they call law enforcement."

Except law enforcement has no interest in replying.

Nov 26 06:56

‘You Don’t Need to Obey an Illegal Order!’: Tory MP Stands up to Cops Arresting Elderly Lockdown Protester

A Member of Parliament from the ruling Conservative Party was seen shouting, “You don’t need to obey an illegal order!” at police as they arrested an elderly woman at a peaceful anti-lockdown protest in London on Tuesday.

Metropolitan Police were filmed hauling the elderly woman “spread eagle” into the back of a police van, arresting her for alleged breaches of the Chinese coronavirus restrictions. Shocked at what he was witnessing, Sir Charles Walker MP shouted at the officers, calling their actions an “absolute disgrace”.

Following the arrest, the Tory MP took to the House of Commons to implore Prime Minister Boris Johnson to put an end to the “unconstitutional” and “un-British” restrictions on the right to protest.

Nov 26 06:52

Communist China says all humans should be marked, tracked to prevent spread of Covid-19

Xi Jinping, the communist dictator of China and personal pal of Joe Biden, is absolutely thrilled that his country’s latest coronavirus release was a success in shutting down the world and destroying the global economy. And the next step, he says, is to implement a global QR code system to mark and track all humans, giving authoritarian governments like his own the ability to restrict travel if a person is deemed to be “infected.”

During the recent G20 meeting, a who’s who of globalist world leaders, Xi openly called for a “global mechanism” to verify the “health status” of all people on earth. In order to travel, those living in the new world that Xi envisions will have to get “permission” from the government in order to move about, much like cattle that have to be punched with ear tags before moving from pen to pasture.

Nov 26 06:44

Vermont to Bar Pupils Who Celebrated Thanksgiving From School

The state of Vermont is again encouraging people to limit Thanksgiving gatherings this week to members of their immediate households.

The state says small gatherings are responsible for the current surge of cases of COVID-19.

Small gatherings have already been prohibited, but officials worry many will chose to gather for Thanksgiving anyway.

Gov. Phil Scott says that next week school children and their parents will be asked if they attended gatherings outside their households. [Or had guests over.]

Any who say “Yes,” will be required to quarantine at home and participate in school remotely.

Nov 25 14:39

Vaccine trials didn't monitor one variable: volunteers' behavior. 'Masks and social distancing were left up to us,' a participant said.

Jenny Hamilton, a 57-year-old former police officer, joined Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine trial in August. After getting each of the two shots, she recorded what she felt in an app: low-grade fevers, fatigue, and muscle aches. When Hamilton reported "severe" tiredness, a study coordinator quickly texted her to see how she was doing.

But the coordinators didn't track Hamilton's social interactions after she got injected — nor those of any other volunteer. That's true in other vaccine trials as well: Moderna did not give volunteers any specific instructions about mask wearing or social distancing. And neither trial assessed volunteers' individual exposure levels (based on, say, their family members' activity). That means there could be unintended variations between the groups that got a placebo and those that got the real vaccine.

Nov 25 13:55

9th planet discovered? Researchers find evidence of 'lost planet' in the solar system

Though researchers continue to hunt for the mysterious Planet 9, experts have discovered evidence that another planet, residing between Uranus and Saturn, "escaped" billions of years ago.

The research, published in the scientific journal Icarus, suggests that an "ice giant" was "kicked out" in the early days of the solar system by unknown forces.

“We now know that there are thousands of planetary systems in our Milky Way galaxy alone,” the study's lead author, Carnegie Institution for Science researcher Matt Clement said in a statement. “But it turns out that the arrangement of planets in our own solar system is highly unusual, so we are using models to reverse engineer and replicate its formative processes. This is a bit like trying to figure out what happened in a car crash after the fact – how fast were the cars going, in what directions, and so on.”

Nov 25 13:54

A Fireball Of Astounding Brightness And Length Lights Up Night Skies

Observers across central Europe from Germany to Italy were wowed by a meteor burning up in the sky while taking its time falling to its final resting place(s) on Nov. 19.

The American Meteor Society received over 115 sighting reports, many of them centered around the Austrian city of Salzburg, including some dramatic videos and images like the one above.

Nov 25 13:53

Amateur astronomer Alberto Caballero finds possible source of Wow! signal

Amateur astronomer and YouTuber Alberto Caballero, one of the founders of The Exoplanets Channel, has found a small amount of evidence for a source of the notorious Wow! signal. In his paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, Caballero describes searching the Gaia database for possible sun-like stars that might host an exoplanet capable of supporting intelligent life.

Back in 1977, astronomers working with the Big Ear Radio Telescope—at the time, situated in Delaware, Ohio—recorded a unique signal from somewhere in space. It was so strong and unusual that one of the workers on the team, Jerry Ehman, famously scrawled the word Wow! on the printout. Despite years of work and many man hours, no one has ever been able to trace the source of the signal or explain the strong, unique signal, which lasted for all of 72 seconds. Since that time, many people have suggested the only explanation for such a strong and unique signal is extraterrestrial intelligent life.

Nov 25 13:52

SpaceX could send next-gen Starship rocket on its first big flight next week

Starship could get much closer to Mars than it's ever been by the end of this month, but even if it succeeds it will still have a long way to go.

Elon Musk and SpaceX have continued to improve the company's next-generation rocket intended to eventually transport thousands of Earthlings to Mars, the moon and other destinations. Over the past 18 months, a handful of short test flights, or "hops," have seen a few prototypes lift off a pad in Texas, rise to an elevation of about 500 feet (150 meters) and then come back down for a soft landing.

Nov 25 13:23

SARS-CoV-2 Isolated and Cultured

COVID-19 Viral Culturing Updated Oct. 27, 2020

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was isolated in the laboratory and is available for research by the scientific and medical community.

One important way that CDC has supported global efforts to study and learn about SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory was by growing the virus in cell culture and ensuring that it was widely available. Researchers in the scientific and medical community can use virus obtained from this work in their studies.

CDC is using SARS-CoV-2 in various ways, including the following:

To test serum collected from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to look for antibody that might block viral infections
To determine when people shed live virus during the disease.external icon This information has shaped CDC’s guidance on when to discontinue transmission-based precautions for patients.

Nov 25 13:11

Cyclone Nivar Nears India, Drenching Its Eastern Coast The severe storm was poi

NEW DELHI — A severe cyclone gathered speed off India’s eastern shores in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday and was poised to make landfall around midnight local time.

Cyclone Nivar, the fourth named storm in the North Indian Ocean this year, was expected to make landfall near Puducherry, a city about 90 miles south of the manufacturing hub of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Both cities were lashed with strong wind and heavy rains. Officials had begun evacuating makeshift housing along the coast, sending residents to cyclone shelters and relief camps.

Nivar was expected to make landfall at a speed of about 75 miles an hour, equivalent to a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, bringing heavy rainfall, squalls and flooding.

Nov 25 12:11

NYC Will Have Covid Checkpoints at Key Bridges and Crossings

New York City will have vehicle checkpoints at key bridges and crossings, and will strictly enforce the travel quarantine, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said.

Nov 25 11:54

COVID Vaccine Clinical Trials and Crusader Bias

Participants in Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials can’t stop blabbing. The media is overflowing with testimonials explaining “Why I Volunteered” or “What It Was Like To Participate In The Clinical Trial For Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine.” Loudmouth liberal writer Molly Jong-Fast publicly begged for beatification:

“Call Me the Joan of Arc of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials,” Jong-Fast’s ode to herself in The New York Times implored.

A striking number of advocacy journalists milked their status as clinical trial enrollees, including Washington Post staffer Walter Isaacson, CNN affiliate anchor Dawn Baker, USA Today writers Jackie Hajdenberg and Lindy Washburn, BBC science journalist Richard Fisher, Reuters writer Steve Stecklow and John Yang of the “PBS Newshour.” They describe their experiences in emotional terms — “empowering,” “making history” and “a miracle for genetic medicine.” Most did not bother to hide their pro-Big Pharma perspectives.

Nov 25 11:43

British Economy Shrinks By Most In 300 Years Thanks To COVID, Chancellor Warns

Just days after UK Prime MInister Boris Johnson confirmed that the 2nd English COVID-19 lockdown would soon come to an end (as England is expected to revert back to the tiered system of restrictions that preceded it), Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday shared some grim numbers about the state of the British economy with Parliament.

With global stocks on track to clinch their strongest monthly performance in modern history, Sunak warned that the British economy is set to contract by by more than 11% in 2020, the biggest annual contraction in 300 years - a period that has included at least one other global pandemic, and many, many wars.

It's no secret that the UK has been one of the hardest-hit developed nations. With one of the highest COVID-19 death tolls in the world, British leaders have imposed some of the harshest restrictions on movement and businesses in all of Europe.

Nov 25 11:10

Puzzling higher AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy for smaller dosage explained: It was reportedly tested on people only under 56

On Monday, the pharmacological company announced that its AZD1222 vaccine for Covid-19, which is based on a common cold virus that causes infection in chimpanzees, has an efficacy of 70 percent. The number is average for two slightly different tests. One involved people, who received half a dose of the vaccine, followed by a full dose a month later, while the larger second group took full doses for both shots.

Counterintuitively, the first regimen showed 90 percent efficacy, compared to 62 percent for the second group of subjects.

A larger dosage usually produces a stronger immune response, so the discrepancy made some experts wonder. Apparently, AstraZeneca omitted a key detail of their study that explains the results, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday citing Moncef Slaou, the head of the US Operation Warp Speed program.

The half-dose variant was tested on people aged between 18 and 55, while the full-dose test included elderly people.

Nov 25 10:02

RESIST: Michael Matt Addresses Lockdown Rally

Nov 25 07:46

Gati is the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Somalia and the strongest ever recorded in this part of the world

Tropical Cyclone "Gati" made landfall over Cape Hafun, Puntland, Somalia at around 15:00 UTC on November 22, 2020, with a maximum 3-minute average wind speed of 130 - 140 km/h (80 - 87 mph) -- Very Severe Cyclonic Storm / equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. According to the JTWC, 1-minute maximum sustained winds at the time of landfall were 167 km/h (103 mph).

Gati is the strongest known tropical cyclone to make landfall in Somalia and the strongest ever recorded in this part of the planet -- further south than any category 3 equivalent cyclone in the North Indian Ocean, according to Sam Lillo, a researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Physical Sciences Laboratory.

In addition, its rapid intensification from 65 km/h (40 mph) to 185 km/h (115 mph) in just 12 hours is the largest on record in the entire basin.

Nov 25 07:45

Tropical Storm "Nivar" expected to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on November 25, India

Tropical Storm "Nivar" formed in the Bay of Bengal on November 24, 2020, prompting the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue cyclone warnings for the coast of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, and Sri Lanka. Nivar is the fourth named storm of the below-average 2020 North Indian cyclone season. It formed just 2 days after the historic explosive intensification and landfall of Tropical Cyclone "Gati" in Somalia.

Nivar is expected to cross the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram as a very severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday, November 25.

Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/thunderstorm activity very likely over coastal and north interior Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal from November 24 to 26 and over south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema from November 25 to 26, and southeast Telangana on November 26, 2020.

Nov 25 07:45

Entire Luzon under state of calamity after devastation caused by typhoons Goni and Vamco, Philippines

The entire island of Luzon, Philippines, has been placed under a state of calamity as of November 18, 2020, following the devastation of successive typhoons Goni (locally named Rolly)-- the world's most powerful storm of the year and the country's strongest landfalling tropical cyclone-- and Vamco (locally known as Ulysses), which triggered the Cagayan Valley's worst flooding in history. Both storms left massive damage, hundreds of thousands of houses and buildings submerged, and at least 98 people dead, according to the situational report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

During a meeting with cabinet members, President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed that he has signed the proclamation of a state of calamity, which will remain in effect until he decides to lift it.

Nov 25 07:41

Massive floods hit Israel after one of the rainiest days in the country's history

Dozens of people were rescued in several parts of Israel after exceptionally heavy rains triggered severe flooding from Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22, 2020. Up to 230 mm (9 inches) of rain fell in some parts of the country in just 24 hours, surpassing the average for the month of November of 70 mm (3 inches). Heavy rains came after a completely dry October.

In Tel Aviv, the Israel Fire and Rescue Services saved an elderly couple, three other people, and a family stranded by rising floodwaters in their houses and car, in three separate incidents.

Some 20 more people were also rescued from several buildings on Ha'atzma'ut Street in Ness Ziona on Saturday, November 21, after floods engulfed parking lots and houses.

In Haifa, rescue workers saved numerous people in Kiryat Eliezer, Bat Galim, and Ein Hayam, where flooding blocked many roads and streets.

Nov 25 07:31

Two Quotes Put Covid-19 Vaccine Into Perspective

The following two quotes need to be seen together as they throw new light on the drive for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Nov 25 07:27

COVID Is Not the Threat

Covid is a real virus. It is a threat to a small minority of the population—primarily people with poor immune systems and comorbidities.

There are inexpensive ways of boosting immune systems with supplements, such as zinc, vitimans C and D3, Beta Glucan, and NAC. But public health officials have not educated the public about the value of supplements in the Covid battle. The reason is that so-called public health officials are shills for Big Pharma’s profits, and Big Pharma regards good immune systems as a hindrence to profits.

There are also two effective, safe, and inexpensive cures for Covid. One is the combination of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), azithromycin, and zinc. The other is the combination of ivermectin, azithromycin, and zinc. See this.

Nov 25 07:26

“Fauci’s First Fraud”: Documentary Exposes Decades-old Lies Behind the Man Who Cancelled Thanksgiving

“You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering [this Thanksgiving],” Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS Newsworld on October 16.

With such expert advice, millions of unquestioning Americans will avoid friends, children and grandparents this year in fear that they will infect each other with a “novel” coronavirus. You know, that SARS-CoV-2 acronym Fauci claims will lead to massive deaths from COVID-19. COVID-19, of course, being a condition strangely resembling bad cold and flu season, with a little malpractice added in.

While millions are eating turkey dinners alone, I recommend they toast the man behind this unofficial Thanksgiving lockdown by watching a documentary about earlier acronyms he popularized: HIV and AIDS.

Fauci’s First Fraud is a 2020 independent film exposing how Fauci perpetuated misinformation over the AIDS pandemic leading to millions of deaths.

Nov 25 07:10

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine 90% Effective Only Among Age Group Below 55, US Advisor Says

Scores of coronavirus vaccines are currently being developed by various countries across the world with companies hoping to rid the world of the disease that claimed the lives of 1.4 million worldwide. The inoculation developed by AstraZeneca initially looked promising.

In a call with reporters on Tuesday, Slaoui said that the vaccine’s effectiveness across all age groups was 62 percent and that the 90 percent figure only concerned those below the age of 55, averaging out at around 70 percent, Bloomberg reported.

"There are a number of variables that we need to understand, and what has been the role of each one of them in achieving the difference in efficacy", Slaoui said, according to the agency.

Nov 25 07:09

Puzzling higher AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy for smaller dosage explained: It was reportedly tested on people only under 56

A seemingly strange phenomenon of a smaller dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being more effective than a bigger one is reportedly explained by it first being tested on a younger group.

On Monday, the pharmacological company announced that its AZD1222 vaccine for Covid-19, which is based on a common cold virus that causes infection in chimpanzees, has an efficacy of 70 percent. The number is average for two slightly different tests. One involved people, who received half a dose of the vaccine, followed by a full dose a month later, while the larger second group took full doses for both shots. Counterintuitively, the first regimen showed 90 percent efficacy, compared to 62 percent for the second group of subjects.

Nov 25 07:08

A low-fat, high-carb diet has been the largest public health experiment in history. As the world gets ever fatter, we MUST rethink

New research suggests that four billion people globally will be overweight in 2050. This trend can be traced back to the ‘low-fat, high-carb’ guidelines first issued in the 70s, and should prompt a major U-turn on dietary advice.

A recent report from the Potsdam Institute predicts that by 2050 there will be four billion overweight people in the world, with one-and-a-half billion of them obese. This is not entirely surprising. The world has been getting fatter for years, and things do not seem to be slowing down.

This Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) graph, which looks at the rise in overweight adults in a number of different countries, shows that the trend seems inexorably upward.

Nov 25 06:58

Report: Government Spies Are Tracking Brits Movements to Check if They’re Complying with Lockdown

GCHQ spooks are monitoring the movement of British people minute by minute to check if they are complying with government restrictions, according to reports.

The London Telegraph (Paywall) reports that spies from Britain’s most secretive intelligence and security organisation, Government Communications Headquarters, have embedded a ‘cell’ within Number 10 Downing Street in order to provide Prime Minister Boris Johnson with real time information pertaining to the public’s movements.

Nov 25 06:45

“The Prison within the Prison”: Lockdown and Social Distancing in America’s Prisons

Our people inside are robbed of privacy, autonomy, safety, and human contact; why would their health in a pandemic be any different? Because of the poor standards and oversight of prison conditions in the U.S., each facility is largely responsible for implementing its own COVID-19 safety measures. All have proved inadequate.

According to the Prison Policy Initiative, only about 50% of states require correctional officers to wear masks. These officers are bringing in the virus from the outside; as they are in direct contact with our people inside, they inevitably infect people.

As Christopher Trotter states, “At this moment, the facility is on lock-down due to COVID-19. A upkick in cases as a result of staff transferring it inside to prisoners. Again, as a result of staff transferring it inside to prisoners.” Regardless of the word of the State, it is clear that our people inside are not being protected from COVID-19.

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