The Swiss Force a Referendum Challenging Government Lockdown

Swiss campaigners have triggered a referendum to strip the government of new legal powers to impose lockdowns and curtail public life as the country battles the pandemic. Campaign group Friends of the Constitution on Wednesday handed in a petition of 86,000 signatures collected over the past three months — well in excess of the 50,000 … Continue reading “The Swiss Force a Referendum Challenging Government Lockdown”

US Chief of Naval Operations: Shipbuilding Mistakes Could Mean “We May Not Be Able to Recover in This Century”

The Navy will have to walk a tightrope in the coming decade,  balancing the divestment of older ships with the introduction of new designs  — and its dismal acquisition track record has left Congress frustrated and distrustful. If the Navy continues its trend of major delays and cost overruns on new classes of ships, it … Continue reading “US Chief of Naval Operations: Shipbuilding Mistakes Could Mean “We May Not Be Able to Recover in This Century””

The Flu Has Dropped Off From the Face of the Earth. Even So More US Children Died of It in 2020 Than From COVID

110 deaths of children under 15 in the US since January 1st “involved COVID”. 154 “involved influenza”, 460 “involved pneumonia”. The black death? Not so much. Not only was COVID involved in substantially fewer U-15 deaths, but influenza deaths still outnumbered COVID deaths despite the fact that since March 2020 the flu has dropped off … Continue reading “The Flu Has Dropped Off From the Face of the Earth. Even So More US Children Died of It in 2020 Than From COVID”

A Short History of How Anthony Fauci Has Kept Failing Upward Since 1984

In 2003, terrorism was a more immediate national danger than infectious diseases. Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) had just redirected $117 million from infectious diseases to fund a new anthrax vaccine effort in response to the anthrax attacks that happened a week after 9/11. The millions were just a small part … Continue reading “A Short History of How Anthony Fauci Has Kept Failing Upward Since 1984”

Are You Ready for “the Vaccination Credential Initiative?” Big Health and Big Tech Join Forces to Keep You Safe

Big Health and Big Tech coming together as one to ensure our safety and well-being? That’s hardly terrifying at all. It’s called, “The Vaccination Credential Initiative.” The only way they could have made that sound more authoritarian is if they said it in German. Let’s see what that would look like. “Die Impfung Berechtigungsnachweis Anstrengung.” … Continue reading “Are You Ready for “the Vaccination Credential Initiative?” Big Health and Big Tech Join Forces to Keep You Safe”

Would I Let My Children Have the COVID Vaccine? No Way.

Three separate covid vaccine trials have now had their results published in peer-reviewed journals (Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna), and the vaccines have already been approved for use in multiple countries. In light of that, I think it’s time to look in to how effective and safe the vaccines are, especially considering that many of us … Continue reading “Would I Let My Children Have the COVID Vaccine? No Way.”

Australia Has Lost Its Mind to COVID

Few images better capture the idiocy of Australia in a time of plague than the snapshot of a Fiat 500 parked outside an outback hotel last week, halfway along the Birdsville Track. The 320-mile stock-route from Birdsville in Queensland to Marree in South Australia crosses three Australian deserts. No sane person would tackle it in … Continue reading “Australia Has Lost Its Mind to COVID”

How Silicon Valley, in a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler

Critics of Silicon Valley censorship for years heard the same refrain: tech platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter are private corporations and can host or ban whoever they want. If you don’t like what they are doing, the solution is not to complain or to regulate them. Instead, go create your own social media platform that … Continue reading “How Silicon Valley, in a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler”

The New York Times Is Seriously Suggesting That We Should Wear Two Masks at Once

Love that warm sense of security you get from being forced to wear a face-diaper every time you leave the house? Well, The New York Times wants you to know you could be even more safer if you wear two masks at once. Yes. Seriously. Two masks. “Football coaches do it. President-elects do it. Even science-savvy senators do it. … Continue reading “The New York Times Is Seriously Suggesting That We Should Wear Two Masks at Once”

Poland Takes on Big Tech Censorship

Representatives of the European Union have rightly criticised the expulsion of Donald Trump from the privately owned public sphere of social media. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the internal market, said ‘the fact that a CEO can pull the plug on POTUS’s loudspeaker without any checks and balances is perplexing’. Manfred Weber, chairman of the European People’s Party, … Continue reading “Poland Takes on Big Tech Censorship”

Poland Takes on Big Tech Censorship

Representatives of the European Union have rightly criticised the expulsion of Donald Trump from the privately owned public sphere of social media. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the internal market, said ‘the fact that a CEO can pull the plug on POTUS’s loudspeaker without any checks and balances is perplexing’. Manfred Weber, chairman of the European People’s Party, … Continue reading “Poland Takes on Big Tech Censorship”

Conservative Mental Health Up 300% After They All Get Banned From Twitter

A recent report from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) revealed a huge spike in mental wellbeing among one segment of the American population—the tens of thousands of conservatives who were kicked off of Twitter last week. The report showed increases as high as 300% for those who are no longer engaging on the … Continue reading “Conservative Mental Health Up 300% After They All Get Banned From Twitter”

Russia for First Time Holds More Gold Than US Dollars in $583 Billion Reserves

For the first time ever, Russia holds more gold than US dollars. According to a Central Bank of Russia report published this week and analyzed by Bloomberg, gold made up 23% of the Central Bank of Russia’s reserves as of the end of June. The bank’s share of dollar assets dropped to 22%. In 2018, more than 40% of … Continue reading “Russia for First Time Holds More Gold Than US Dollars in $583 Billion Reserves”

Twitter Loses $5 Billion in Stock Valuation After Deplatforming Trump

Twitter announced Friday night that it was ridding its platform of Donald Trump for good. This, of course, came after the president used his platform of choice to stir his followers to riot at the Capitol building last Wednesday. Many cheered the move—including hundreds of Twitter employees—but the company’s stock woke up to a hangover on Monday, dropping … Continue reading “Twitter Loses $5 Billion in Stock Valuation After Deplatforming Trump”

Russia’s New “Virus Gonna Virus” COVID Strategy Is an Admittal Spring Lockdown Was an Unforced, Costly, No-Good Mistake

Fact number one: Through November Russia has recorded 1.881 million deaths whereas the 5-year January-November average is 1.697 million. In other words, by December Russia had seen 185 thousand excess deaths this year. The number is being additionally sensationalized by calculating excess deaths not by comparison to the 5-year average as is the common statistical … Continue reading “Russia’s New “Virus Gonna Virus” COVID Strategy Is an Admittal Spring Lockdown Was an Unforced, Costly, No-Good Mistake”

Democrats Want to Impeach Trump to Prevent Him From Potentially Running in 2024

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night that one of the motivating factors for some in the new effort to impeach President Trump and remove him from office is to eliminate any chance he has of being elected again. Last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol Building has quickly become … Continue reading “Democrats Want to Impeach Trump to Prevent Him From Potentially Running in 2024”

Lockdowns Destroy the Very Communities in Which Our Lives Have Meaning

During this seemingly endless pandemic, we now find so many of our freedoms not only under threat, but in some cases already severely curtailed or completely removed. Social-media accounts challenging the government’s illiberal response to the pandemic have been taken down. The police have cracked down hard on protests against lockdown restrictions. And even our freedom … Continue reading “Lockdowns Destroy the Very Communities in Which Our Lives Have Meaning”

COVID Lesson: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

After they successfully take over Manor Farm, the animals in George Orwell’s Animal Farm spell out Seven Commandments of Animalism: Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. No animal shall wear clothes. No animal shall sleep in a bed. No animal shall drink alcohol. No … Continue reading “COVID Lesson: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others”

A Malevolent Decision That Will Kill Countless Yemenis

The Trump administration is moving ahead with the disastrous decision to label the Houthis a foreign terrorist organization: The Trump administration is preparing to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi insurgents a terrorist organization before leaving office in January, fueling fears the move will disrupt international aid efforts and upend United Nations-brokered peace efforts between the Shiite movement and the Saudi-backed … Continue reading “A Malevolent Decision That Will Kill Countless Yemenis”

COVID Lockdowns Are Our Vietnam Quagmire

Most scholars agree that America’s involvement in Vietnam was an unmitigated public policy disaster. In 2020, a new standard for monumental government failure has been set: our public policy response to the coronavirus, which has resulted in the establishment of a state-run religion of mandatory social distancing, a tyrannical public health police state to enforce … Continue reading “COVID Lockdowns Are Our Vietnam Quagmire”

Merkel Finds Twitter Halt of Trump Account ‘Problematic’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that the decision by social media giants to permanently suspend Donald Trump’s accounts is problematic because freedom of opinion should not be determined by such online platform bosses, her spokesman said Monday. “The fundamental right to freedom of opinion is a fundamental right of elementary importance, and this fundamental right … Continue reading “Merkel Finds Twitter Halt of Trump Account ‘Problematic’”

Parler and the Problem of Escaping Internet Censorship

Back when Parler was first taking off, I warned that its app-based dependency meant that two companies, Apple and Google, can eliminate it anytime they like. It was only a matter of time. The transition from desktops and laptops to Android and IOS devices mean that users are operating in a walled garden run by … Continue reading “Parler and the Problem of Escaping Internet Censorship”

With No Lockdown or Compulsory Muzzling, Florida Has Roughly Same Hospitalization Level as 2018 Flu Season

We are being told that our liberties must be suspended in order to keep hospitals from reaching apocalyptic levels. But what if those levels are just above normal and not anywhere near apocalyptic levels? And what if these lockdown measures do nothing to keep the levels down anyway? Well, if there is anywhere we can … Continue reading “With No Lockdown or Compulsory Muzzling, Florida Has Roughly Same Hospitalization Level as 2018 Flu Season”

Biden Nominates Victoria “Cookies” Nuland for #3 at State Department

President-elect Biden announced a number of new additions to his national security team this week. As with his earlier choices, these names are worth considering for what they tell us about the direction of national security for the next four years. It was widely reported that Wendy Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs … Continue reading “Biden Nominates Victoria “Cookies” Nuland for #3 at State Department”

Brit State-Run Media Claims “Whole Wards of Children With COVID” Which Is Not at All an Attempt to Whip Up Hysteria

BBC radio, part of the state-run media in the UK, rang in the new year with this little bit of agitprop. “It was minimally affecting children in the first wave… we now have a whole ward of children here.” They may be filling up, but not with Covid. Duffel also claimed, and the BBC reported uncritically, … Continue reading “Brit State-Run Media Claims “Whole Wards of Children With COVID” Which Is Not at All an Attempt to Whip Up Hysteria”

REMINDER: Houthis Were a US Intelligence-Sharing Partner Right Up Until Saudi Invasion

Originally ran in January 2015. The U.S. has formed ties with Houthi rebels who seized control of Yemen’s capital, White House officials and rebel commanders said, in the clearest indication of a shift in the U.S. approach there as it seeks to maintain its fight against a key branch of al Qaeda. American officials are … Continue reading “REMINDER: Houthis Were a US Intelligence-Sharing Partner Right Up Until Saudi Invasion”

70,000 Households in UK Made Homeless During the War on Death

More than 70,000 households have been made homeless since the start of the pandemic, with tens of thousands more threatened with homelessness, despite government pledges to protect tenants and prevent evictions, according to figures compiled by the Observer. The housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, tweeted in March last year that “no one should lose their home as a result … Continue reading “70,000 Households in UK Made Homeless During the War on Death”

70,000 Households in UK Made Homeless During the War on Death

More than 70,000 households have been made homeless since the start of the pandemic, with tens of thousands more threatened with homelessness, despite government pledges to protect tenants and prevent evictions, according to figures compiled by the Observer. The housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, tweeted in March last year that “no one should lose their home as a result … Continue reading “70,000 Households in UK Made Homeless During the War on Death”

Vaccine Rollout Hits a ‘Snag’ as Health Workers Balk at Shots

The desperately awaited vaccination drive against the coronavirus in the U.S. is running into resistance from an unlikely quarter: Surprising numbers of health care workers who have seen firsthand the death and misery inflicted by COVID-19 are refusing shots. It is happening in nursing homes and, to a lesser degree, in hospitals, with employees expressing … Continue reading “Vaccine Rollout Hits a ‘Snag’ as Health Workers Balk at Shots”

Vaccine Rollout Hits a ‘Snag’ as Health Workers Balk at Shots

The desperately awaited vaccination drive against the coronavirus in the U.S. is running into resistance from an unlikely quarter: Surprising numbers of health care workers who have seen firsthand the death and misery inflicted by COVID-19 are refusing shots. It is happening in nursing homes and, to a lesser degree, in hospitals, with employees expressing … Continue reading “Vaccine Rollout Hits a ‘Snag’ as Health Workers Balk at Shots”

Vaccine Rollout Hits a ‘Snag’ as Health Workers Balk at Shots

The desperately awaited vaccination drive against the coronavirus in the U.S. is running into resistance from an unlikely quarter: Surprising numbers of health care workers who have seen firsthand the death and misery inflicted by COVID-19 are refusing shots. It is happening in nursing homes and, to a lesser degree, in hospitals, with employees expressing … Continue reading “Vaccine Rollout Hits a ‘Snag’ as Health Workers Balk at Shots”

Czechs Finish Gas Pipeline That Connects Them to Nord Stream 2

The Czech Republic has put a new gas pipeline, which is connected to the EUGAL pipeline – a terrestrial extension of Nord Stream 2, into operation. This was reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to the statement of the Praga-based operating company Net4Gas. The 150-kilometer pipeline begins on the Czech border with German Saxony and ends in the west … Continue reading “Czechs Finish Gas Pipeline That Connects Them to Nord Stream 2”

Google and Apple Banish Parler From App Stores

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding “robust” content moderation from the app favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump. Apple Inc on Friday also gave the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing to participants … Continue reading “Google and Apple Banish Parler From App Stores”

When Yeltsin “Stormed” the Russian Parliament Building With Army Tanks the Empire Cheered Him On

Originally ran in 2012. What a difference 19 years or so makes. The coverage of the recent anti-government rallies in Moscow in the Western press has been extensive and hugely positive. News piece after news piece put the rally organizers’ attendance estimate in the headline, remembered to point out that participants had braved extreme weather … Continue reading “When Yeltsin “Stormed” the Russian Parliament Building With Army Tanks the Empire Cheered Him On”

How the White House COVID Task Force Sunk the Trump Presidency

President Trump took in the early days of 2020 from a position of incredible strength.  At the beginning of the year, no serious analyst would have told you that he was in major jeopardy of losing the 2020 election. The American economy was booming, we had solid employment numbers, no major international crises, and the … Continue reading “How the White House COVID Task Force Sunk the Trump Presidency”

I Keep Hearing the Capitol Protesters Were “Let in” So I Am Having a Hard Time Understanding This Video

Editor’s note: On the other hand why was the police unprepared and under-strength? Surprise, miscalculation, underestimating the enemy, or did somebody plan to fail?   People keep telling me that these rioters were calmly let in and peacefully assembled inside the Capitol. What exactly am I missing here? Please watch the video. Also, below is … Continue reading “I Keep Hearing the Capitol Protesters Were “Let in” So I Am Having a Hard Time Understanding This Video”

You’ll Vote Next Time With Amazon Prime Points

I learned the facts of life from a drunk uncle. He was not an American, and worked in international construction in Asia, mostly Japan and Hong Kong. We were lost in cheap booze at a wedding and he started asking me about how things worked in America. I had just started working for the State … Continue reading “You’ll Vote Next Time With Amazon Prime Points”

Kamala Harris Recalls How as a Little Girl She Helped Slaves Escape on the Undewgwound Wailwoad

U.S.—Kamala Harris chuckles as she tells the story. Not the chuckle of an insincere politician making up a story to appeal to her base, but the chuckle of a warm, loving woman. The kind of chuckle you would chuckle while hanging out with your family or locking up non-violent drug offenders for decades. She recalled in … Continue reading “Kamala Harris Recalls How as a Little Girl She Helped Slaves Escape on the Undewgwound Wailwoad”

WATCH: London Police Arrest a Guy for Giving Out Free Hugs to Willing Participants

About 250 demonstrators gathered at Hyde Park in London on Saturday to protest the city’s tier 4 lockdown orders. You know, the kind of policies that are so crushing to the human spirit that they make people dump perfectly good tea in a harbor. Well a bunch of freedom-hating, yellow-vested bobbies showed up to cramp … Continue reading “WATCH: London Police Arrest a Guy for Giving Out Free Hugs to Willing Participants”

Empire’s Vassals Hurry With Condemnation of People Power on Display in Washington, DC

US allies abroad have expressed concern over a riot in the U.S. capital as masses of Donald Trump supporters descended on the Capitol building as the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was taking place inside. Crowds adorned in pro-Trump attire and shouting slogans in support of the incumbent U.S. leader defied security forces and broke into the Capitol … Continue reading “Empire’s Vassals Hurry With Condemnation of People Power on Display in Washington, DC”

Protesters Are Storming the Capitol Building — Exclusive VIDEO Footage

Remember when burning down a Wendy’s was supposed to be badass? These guys just stormed the Capitol. And they did it without tacit establishment support, but in defiance of it. Tweet censored: What the “mostly peaceful protests” CNN is calling it: Encouraging a violent crackdown much? Trump doing a Nixon 1960, being a good loser (and … Continue reading “Protesters Are Storming the Capitol Building — Exclusive VIDEO Footage”

Doctors Admit Early COVID Treatment Wasn’t Based on What Was Best for Patients

Doctors are treating a new flood of critically ill coronavirus patients with treatments from before the pandemic, to keep more patients alive and send them home sooner. Last spring, with less known about the disease, doctors often pre-emptively put patients on ventilators or gave powerful sedatives largely abandoned in recent years. The aim was to save the seriously … Continue reading “Doctors Admit Early COVID Treatment Wasn’t Based on What Was Best for Patients”

Out With the Trade War Against China, and In With the Culture War Against It

‘Now we can get back to normal.’ That was the sigh of relief, tinged with at least a frisson of Schadenfreude, with which many international-relations commentators greeted the defeat of President Trump. The subsequent arrival of effective Covid-19 vaccines added to their mild delight that an extraordinary final year of a singular four-year US presidency would … Continue reading “Out With the Trade War Against China, and In With the Culture War Against It”

The Year in Which Comforting American Myths Were Ravaged

Thanks in large part to Covid lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 million people could face eviction in the coming months for failing to pay rent, and Americans report that their mental health is at record … Continue reading “The Year in Which Comforting American Myths Were Ravaged”

Why Did the World React So Hysterically to COVID?

Over the last few months, I’ve sought to demonstrate that covid is nowhere near as bad as it is portrayed by the mainstream media. I’ve written about how the mortality rate is below 0,2%, meaning that for most people the risk of dying if you get infected is less than one in 500 (and less than … Continue reading “Why Did the World React So Hysterically to COVID?”

Make-a-Wish Trip for Terminally Ill Child Postponed, Politicians Vacation Anyway

Editor’s note: Regardless of anything we did or did not do this year was always going to be the last year of their life for 60 million people. Instead of letting them be, the hysterical, selfish, virtue-signaling lockdown garbage made damn sure that their last year on this world was going to be a damn … Continue reading “Make-a-Wish Trip for Terminally Ill Child Postponed, Politicians Vacation Anyway”

How Dumb Can We Go? US College Basketball Played With Masks On

The Boston University men’s basketball team played its first game of the season on Monday against Holy Cross in which a new addition to the uniforms was officially revealed. The Terriers donned red facemasks, in addition to their red jerseys and shorts, while playing the Crusaders in compliance with a university policy. Boston University’s policy on face coverings mandates that they … Continue reading “How Dumb Can We Go? US College Basketball Played With Masks On”

PERFORMATIVE CONTRADICTION: Growing List of Canadian Politicians Caught Vacationing Abroad After Own Warnings Not To

An expanding list of Canadian politicians are in hot water after being caught vacationing or travelling abroad amid a worsening COVID-19 pandemic at home. Current federal public health guidance says to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada, something Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and health authorities have repeatedly reiterated in public briefings. Here is a quick … Continue reading “PERFORMATIVE CONTRADICTION: Growing List of Canadian Politicians Caught Vacationing Abroad After Own Warnings Not To”