U.S. carried out Nord Stream bomb attack under top secret plan led by Joe Biden, report claims –U.S. Navy divers planted C4 explosives that caused $500 million damage to Nord Stream pipelines between Russia and Germany [an act of war], sensational report claims | 8 Feb 2023 | Specialized U.S. Navy diving teams carried out the bombing attack against the underwater Nord Stream pipelines which supply Russian gas to western Europe during a top secret mission overseen by Joe Biden, a bombshell report claims. Divers planted C4 explosives on three Nord Stream pipelines in June 2022 which were detonated three months later using a sonar buoy which broadcast a signal that triggered the bombs, according to the report. The sensational report by Pulitzer-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, published to his Substack, cites a source “with direct knowledge of the operational planning” behind the alleged plot. The White House and the CIA flatly rejected the report on Wednesday, branding it “complete fiction.” Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines were sabotaged by bomb blasts on September 26, 2022, in an attack that, ostensibly, continues to baffle investigators.
U.S. behind Nord Stream sabotage – legendary NYT journalist –Washington “took out” the Russian gas pipelines, Seymour Hersh has claimed | 8 Feb 2023 | The Nord Stream pipelines were destroyed last September by the U.S. in a covert operation, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has claimed. The legendary reporter made the bombshell revelation in an article posted to his newly launched blog on Substack on Wednesday. The explosives were planted at the pipelines back in June 2022 by U.S. Navy divers under the guise of the BALTOPS 22 NATO exercise, Hersh reported, citing a source with direct knowledge of the operational planning. The journalist noted that he had reached out to the White House and CIA for comment, with both firmly rejecting the claim that the U.S. “took out” the pipelines as “utterly false.”
Ukraine accused of chemical warfare –Toxic compounds have reportedly been used against Russian troops in Donbass | 6 Feb 2023 | Russian military commanders have reported that Ukrainian troops deployed a type of chemical weapon against their units in Donbass, according to a local official. Speaking to Russian television on Monday, Denis Pushilin, the acting governor of the Donetsk People’s Republic, said his office has been receiving reports about possible chemical warfare “for at least two weeks.” Ukrainian troops have reportedly been deploying “chemical compounds that make our military service members ill,” he said. Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the Kremlin, declined to discuss the allegation with journalists, saying that his office didn’t have accurate information about the issue. He said the Russian military would pass such incidents up the chain of command and suggested contacting the Defense Ministry with further inquiries.
Earthquake Syria, Turkey: Hope fading as quake deaths pass 15K –Experts say the survival window for those trapped under the rubble is closing rapidly. | 8 Feb 2023 | More than 15,000 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria early Monday, according to officials. The pre-dawn quake was centered in the town of Pazarcik in Turkey’s southeastern Kahramanmaras province and was followed by several powerful aftershocks. Thousands of buildings were toppled on both sides of the border, and the death toll was expected to rise as rescue workers searched for survivors in the massive piles of rubble. This comes as at least three Americans were killed in the earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria this week, the State Department confirmed Wednesday.
World Health Organization warns ‘we must prepare’ for potential human bird flu pandemic as H5N1 avian strain jumps to mammals | 8 Feb 2023 | The World Health Organization has warned the world must prepare for a potential human bird flu pandemic — after the strain jumped from birds to mammals. Cases of the strain H5N1 have already been reported in otters, mink and foxes, sparking fears the virus is one step closer to sweeping into humans. During a virtual briefing today, the WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged nations to monitor infections in mammals closely. He said the risk of the virus jumping to humans was still low, but we “cannot assume that will remain the case and we must prepare for any change in the status quo.”
Could bird flu be on brink of jumping to humans? Biggest ever avian influenza outbreak ‘spills over’ to otters and foxes – sparking warning that killer virus could jump to us –Animal and Plant Health Agency found avian flu in nine foxes and otters in the UK | 2 Feb 2023 | Britain’s biggest ever outbreak of bird flu has spilled over into mammals, sparking fears the virus could be one step closer to sweeping humans. The Animal and Plant Health Agency (Apha) has detected the H5N1 strain flu in five foxes and four otters in the UK since 2021. All are thought to have been struck down after feeding on infected dead birds. It raises the prospect that the pathogen could acquire troublesome mutations that allow it to spread much easier between humans, helping it clear the biggest hurdle that has stopped it from spreading like Covid.
Japanese Researchers to File Lawsuit Against Japan Government for Covering Up the Side Effects of the COVID Vaccine | 4 Feb 2023 | During a press conference, a team of Japanese researchers led by Professor Masanori Fukushima stated their intention to sue the Japanese government if the Health Ministry continues to refuse to acknowledge the causal link between the vaccine and deaths. “Around April last year, the pathology and forensics societies have already issued a statement that in the future, an autopsy should be done on people who have died after vaccination,” said Prof. Fukushima… According to Fukushima, Japan’s Health Ministry won’t acknowledge the causal link between the vaccine and deaths. The Japanese researchers threatened the government that additional lawsuits would be filed for the COVID vaccine harm cover-up. When asked by a reporter on what he would say to medical professionals who provide vaccines to patients, he responded: “I want to say one thing very clearly to the Health Ministry in addition to the medical professionals. They should distribute a Vaccination Victim’s Handbook to everyone who has been vaccinated. The Vaccination Victim’s Handbook is similar to the Atomic Bomb Victim’s Handbook, which is distributed to survivors of atomic bombs…”
Migrant students in NYC schools don’t need to show proof of vaccinations | 5 Feb 2023 | The flood of migrant families into New York City is forcing schools to accept children who lack required vaccinations and has possibly led to one outbreak already. The Simon Baruch Middle School in Gramercy Park had a chickenpox case, according to a Jan. 25 notice from the principal which said students not vaccinated for the illness could not attend school… “We’re seeing so many unvaccinated kids,” Dr. Ted Long, executive director of the NYC Test & Trace Corps, said at a council hearing, speaking generally about the migrant influx. An estimated 11,000 migrant children have enrolled in Department of Education schools since the summer. DOE rules say schools must accept kids living in temporary housing, including asylum seekers, even if they can’t immediately show vaccination or academic records, according to guidance sent to principals in September.
Lawyers for U.S., Navy SEALs battle over revoked Covid-19 vaccine mandate –5th Circuit hears arguments on whether to wipe out injunctions against policy Congress overturned last year over Biden’s objection | 6 Feb 2023 | A lawyer representing Navy SEALs who do not want and often deadly mRNA gene therapy injections told a federal appeals court Monday that their lawsuit over a now-withdrawn vaccine mandate isn’t moot even though Congress passed legislation last December ordering the policy canceled. During arguments before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, attorney Heather Hacker said the service members still face the possibility of discipline over their refusal to get vaccinated and the government has not ruled out taking vaccination status into account when doling out future assignments. “Even though the mandate has been repealed, the Navy will continue to use vaccination status as a requirement for the class members to be able to fulfill their job duties,” Hacker said during the 40-minute argument. “It’s even worse now because the Navy will not even consider the plaintiffs requests for religious accommodation anymore.” The appeals court issued no immediate rulings Monday.
GOP bill seeks to reinstate military members discharged over COVID-19 vaccination status | 5 Feb 2023 | Nineteen Republican U.S. senators introduced a bill that would require the U.S. Department of Defense to offer reinstatement to service members who were fired over the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by his colleagues, filed an amended bill to one he filed last legislative session, which would have allowed service members to opt out of the vaccine mandate without facing repercussion. The bill went nowhere. Several provisions to protect service members in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023 were weakened by Democratic leadership prior to the bill being passed last year and signed into law by the president, Cruz said, prompting him to file this new bill. The Allowing Military Exemptions, Recognizing Individual Concerns About New Shots (AMERICANS) Act of 2023 was filed on Jan. 24. U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., filed a companion bill in the House.
Georgia Senate Approves Permanent Ban on COVID-19 Vaccine Passport | 8 Feb 2023 | Georgia state senators have voted to make permanent a soon-to-expire law that bans government agencies from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or “vaccine passports,” as a condition of service. In May 2022, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a measure that made it illegal for state and local governments–including public school districts–to demand proof of COVID-19 vaccination from their staff members or the public with whom they do business. As a compromise with pro-vaccine Democrats, the bill was amended to have an expiration date of June 30, 2023. In a party-line 31-21 vote, the Georgia state Senate on Feb. 7 approved SB 1, a measure designed to make the ban permanent.
Chinese ‘spy balloon’ potentially rigged to explode – Pentagon –The aircraft could have destroyed itself and its jetliner-sized payload if necessary, a top US general said | 6 Feb 2023 | The alleged “Chinese surveillance balloon” shot down by the US on Saturday could have been carrying explosives to destroy itself and its cargo, US Northern Command Chief General Glen VanHerck told Politico on Monday. VanHerck also confirmed earlier reports that similar balloons have entered US airspace undetected before. VanHerck told Politico that the balloon was up to 200ft (61 meters) tall, and carried a payload “in excess of a couple thousand pounds.” The general added that the balloon potentially carried explosives “to detonate and destroy the balloon” if necessary. The balloon was shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Sunday, a week after it entered US airspace.
U.S. shoots down Chinese balloon over Atlantic | 4 Feb 2023 | The U.S. has destroyed a Chinese balloon that had been floating over the continental United States over the past several days. Footage on social media showed the balloon exploding during flight and beginning to fall toward the earth. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had earlier closed airspace in the area in which the balloon was eventually downed.
Southwest to Halve Flying Time Needed for Prospective Pilots –Carrier says flight experience to drop to 500 hours from 1,000 —The change was outlined in a Feb. 2 memo to pilots | 4 Feb 2023 | Southwest Airlines Co. will reduce by half the amount of experience prospective pilots must have flying jet or turboprop aircraft as it accelerates hiring this year. Applicants will need to have 500 hours of “turbine time” starting Feb. 7, down from the 1,000 hours previously required, the airline confirmed Saturday. The US airline industry has been hobbled by a pilot shortage that intensified during and coming out of the pandemic. Most major carriers continue to hire aviators even after securing enough to fly current schedules, leaving a shortfall at regional airlines that has kept some aircraft grounded. Southwest is adding a net 1,700 pilots this year, after hiring about 1,000 in 2022.
Senator John Fetterman is rushed to hospital after ‘feeling lightheaded’ as doctors check if he’s suffered another stroke –He was taken to George Washington University Hospital on Wednesday night | 9 Feb 2023 | Senator John Fetterman was rushed to hospital on Wednesday night after “feeling lightheaded.” The Pennsylvania Democrat, who suffered from a stoke on May 13 last year, is currently undergoing tests under medical supervision at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. A spokesperson for the politician, 53, said on Wednesday night: “Towards the end of the Senate Democratic retreat today, Senator John Fetterman began feeling lightheaded. He left and called his staff, who picked him up and drove him to The George Washington University Hospital. Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stoke, but doctors are running more tests and John is remaining overnight for observation.”
Rep. Higgins Warns Big Tech Execs of Arrests to Come Over Their Interference in the 2020 Presidential Election –[It’s about time, and yes, @legitgov is still shadow-banned.] | 8 Feb 2023 | Former Twitter executives who met with the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday were given a stern warning from one representative, who said arrests were coming their way. The purpose of the hearing was to address how Twitter blocked the sharing of a report on Hunter Biden’s laptop by the New York Post prior to the 2020 election. Higgins told Twitter’s former Head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth, former chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde, former Twitter deputy counsel James Baker and Anika Collier Navaroli, a former employee at Twitter, that the bottom line was the FBI had the “Biden Crime Family” laptop for a year, knowing it was leaking and that those leaks would hurt the Biden campaign… “You, ladies and gentlemen, interfered with the United States of America 2020 presidential election, knowingly and willingly,” Higgins said. “That’s the bad news, it’s gonna get worse because this is the investigation part. Later comes the arrest part. Your attorneys are familiar with that.”
FBI whistleblower raises fresh concerns about bank record mining, undercover agents in J6 probe | 8 Feb 2023 | A recently retired FBI supervisory intelligence analyst told Congress in a whistleblower disclosure that agents in Boston were improperly pressured by Washington to open criminal cases on 140 people who had simply taken a bus ride to the Jan. 6 rally in Washington. The agents refused because there was no evidence the attendees engaged in any criminality, the whistleblower said. George Hill’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee also raised new civil liberties concerns about the FBI’s Jan. 6 probe, including whether the Bureau mined Americans’ bank records without court authority and whether the agency possesses video footage it is refusing to release because it identifies undercover agents and human sources who were at the U.S. Capitol that fateful day.
Jan. 6 Defendant Jon Mellis Leaks Footage From Inside the D.C. Gulag – Prisoners Are Forced to Drink Dirty Brown Water | 6 Feb 2023 | Jonathan Mellis was arrested on February 16, 2021, a month after the January 6 protests in Washington, D.C. Jon pleaded not guilty to all charges against him after his arrest. He has been held in prison for nearly two years now without trial. After nearly two years in jail, Jon Mellis has yet to receive a bond hearing. Mellis warned Americans in December 2022 that he and other J6 defendants in the “Patriot Pod” of the D.C. Gulag are being tortured by “racist, hateful, and abusive correctional officers,” sexually assaulted and treated like animals for being Trump supporters. While attempted murderers, rapists, and acid-throwing Antifa thugs are quickly returned to the streets, the son of a two-time Purple Heart medal recipient is held on charges that allege no injuries or harm, nor property damaged while protesting the corruption of justice as is his civic right and duty.
Ratings Bomb: Viewership for Biden SOTU Address Down 29% From Last Year – Lowest Audience in 30 Years | 8 Feb 2023 | Ratings for Biden’s SOTU address are going in the same direction as Hollywood awards shows — down. Viewership for the speech was down 29% from last year’s SOTU address, making it one of the least watched State of the Union speeches in the last 30 years. The Hollywood Reporter has details: “The on-air audience for the State of the Union address fell considerably from a year ago. President [sic] Joe Biden’s second State of the Union averaged 24.17 million viewers across the four main broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC) and three largest cable news channels (CNN, Fox News and MSNBC). That’s down by about 29 percent from 33.83 million who watched the State of the Union on those seven outlets in 2022.”
Republicans boo Biden, MTG calls him a ‘liar’ and Kevin McCarthy shakes his head as president claims GOP wants to ‘sunset’ Medicare and Social Security in State of the Union where he barely mentions China and spars with hecklers –Biden and Republicans got into verbal fisticuffs over proposed budget cuts –Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene stood up and called Biden a liar | 8 Feb 2023 | Joe Biden’s annual State of the Union address on Tuesday evening was, in essence, a request to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and unite the nation aimed at reassuring a nation still reeling from the pandemic, lingering economic challenges, and an ever-widening political divide. While the beginning of the speech started on a friendly note, it soon devolved after the president [sic] claimed “some Republicans – some Republicans – want Social Security and Medicare to sunset. I’m not saying it’s the majority.” Conservative firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene stood up before the joint session of Congress and screamed “liar” while other Republicans shouted, “Not true!” “They’re the facts,” Biden snapped back… Biden pushed back and pointed his finger at Republicans in the audience during a speech that started with a gaffe and off-script jokes.
Biden’s beefed-up IRS coming for waiters’ tips | 7 Feb 2023 | The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed a revenue procedure this week to crack down on the service industry’s reporting of tips. The Service Industry Tip Compliance Agreement (SITCA) program would be a voluntary tip reporting system in which the IRS and service industry companies cooperate, according to the announcement Monday. As part of the proposal, the IRS will give the public until early May to provide feedback on the program before implementing it. “Those 87,000 new IRS agents that you were promised would only target the rich,” tweeted Mike Palicz, federal affairs manager at Americans for Tax Reform. “They’re coming after waitresses’ tips now.”
Arizona hospital on brink of collapse after spending $20 million on migrant care –Dr. Robert Treschel said that number does not include infrastructure expenses | 5 Feb 2023 | Migrant patients are overwhelming a border town’s sole hospital, straining medical resources and placing the facility on the brink of collapse without sufficient funding to accommodate the influx of people. Dr. Robert Transchel, the president and CEO of Yuma, Arizona’s Yuma Regional Medical Center, told co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy Sunday on Fox & Friends Weekend that the problem is nothing new. “It’s been a long journey,” he said. “We’ve been at this for well over a year now. We tracked our uncompensated care for a period of over six months, and we calculated that we’ve provided over 20 million in uncompensated care to the migrants crossing the border.” Transchel said neither the city, the state nor the federal government is providing funds to accommodate the costs associated with the migrant influx. He added that, despite taking the issue to Arizona officials and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the problem remains unsolved.
Koch Political Machine Vows to Fight to Deny Trump GOP Nomination in 2024 | 5 Feb 2023 | The Koch political machine, which fuels the most powerful donor network in conservative politics, is declaring itself as be part of the NeverTrump effort for 2024, aiming to deny former President Donald Trump a third nomination for the White House. The declaration, released in a recent memo to staffers and activists, never explicitly mentions Trump, but it’s abundantly clear from the tone in Americans for Prosperity CEO Emily Seidel’s message that the grassroots behemoth she leads has no plans of being a passive player in Republican politics when it comes to the White House. Americans for Prosperity is perhaps the most forward-facing arm of the Koch political orbit, organized more than two decades ago by billionaires Charles and David Koch. They went all-in on Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2012, a move many of the network’s members to this day regret.
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If it’s okay for the Speaker of the House to tear up the President’s SOTU address while the eyes of the whole country are upon her, then she just opened the door, and decorum left the building ! It’s on now !
It was nice to see a professional actingSpeaker rather than moist panty Nancy we’ve had in the past. However I didn’t get any meme material