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Mines, Minerals, and "Green" Energy: A Reality Check
Lithium brines typically contain less than 0.1% lithium, so that entails some 25,000 pounds of brines to get the 25 pounds of pure lithium.(d) • Cobalt ore grades average about 0.1%, thus nearly 30,000 pounds of ore.(e) • Nickel ore grades average about 1%, thus about 6,000 pounds of ore
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Boris’s new Covid restrictions are unscientific mumbo jumbo and an exercise in futility that will wreak havoc on millions
By Peter Andrews, Irish science journalist and writer based in London. He has a background in the life sciences, and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in genetics I accept my dissenting voice may not be heeded by the UK government, but when a former Supreme Court judge delivers a damning verdict that the rules are ‘pointless, arbitrary and unnecessary’, shouldn’t they be listening?
The UK has announced a fresh suite of draconian Covid restrictions, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning they could be in place for six months. But, like all previous attempts, the new rules are worse than useless.
You’ve all heard the new rules by now, so I won’t analyse the details of what the individual implications will be. Just as poring over a government white paper based on astrology would be pointless, tepid nit-picking within the nascent pseudoscience of ‘Covidology’ is an exercise in futility. It’s also an immediate acceptance of the quacks’ terms of the argument.
‘The rule of six’ could be ‘the rule of seven’, the pubs could close at midnight or 10pm, level 4, 5 or 75 could be enforced – none of this would make any difference. Nor is it acceptable. The fiddled numbers, the fake compromises, the newspeak – all of it is misdirection. In a nutshell, this doubling down means nothing less than the acceleration of an end to the free, decent life to which all human beings are born entitled. Only a total return to normality should be demanded, and it’s non-negotiable ... Continue reading >>>[Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
Ex-Equality Tsar Trevor Phillips Criticises ‘Woke Ultras’ Trying to Erase British HistoryVictoria Friedman19 Sep 2020
Britain’s former equalities chief Trevor Phillips has criticised the “woke ultras” who want to destroy symbols of British history, such as statues and names of buildings, warning that a society that damns its past “promises dark days ahead”.
The former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has claimed that the progressive movement “has been captured by ultras”, and “woke revolutionists'” lust for destroying symbols of the past that are remotely considered to be connected to slavery or racism portend the “crushing of dissent in the future”.
“History matters. Every revolution starts with the destruction of the symbols of the past and often the elimination of those who resist abolishing them,” Mr Phillips wrote for The Times on Friday. He gave examples of the French Revolution and Cambodia’s Pol Pot era where history was abolished and time was reset to “Year One” and “Year Zero”, respectively.
Mr Phillips also poured scorn on those “woke anti-imperialists” and their “street theatre”, who despite acting as if they speak for ethnic minorities in Briton and former colonies, likely had their closest encounter with Empire being “an especially hot vindaloo”.
The veteran anti-racism campaigner and son of Caribbean immigrants explained that “Those, like me, whose lives were directly shaped by the legacy of colonialism are far less exercised about the symbols of the past than those who were not.” ... Continue reading>>>MORE on Politically correct fascism [Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
Lockdown failed. We must follow the Swedish model and learn to live with Covid
The latest rise in infection should be more of a 'second bump' than a second wave and the response must be proportionateby Mark Woolhouse,Chair of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh.
Telegraph, 19 September 2020
I knew a second lockdown was on the cards before we’d had the first one. In mid-March my team at the University of Edinburgh modelled a lockdown that ended in June and was followed by a slow, initially imperceptible rise in cases over the summer, culminating in a second lockdown in late September.
We knew that scenario was likely because we knew that a lockdown is a short-term fix, not a long term solution. However cautiously we relaxed restrictions the time would come when the epidemic started to take off again. In the UK, that time is now [ .... ] Some kind of response is called for, but it must be proportionate. One suggestion is a ‘circuit breaker’, the social distancing version of a short, sharp shock to drive down incidence over a two-week period. The virus would bounce back in time but we’d have bought a few weeks.
It is profoundly disappointing that six months into this pandemic, having rejected every alternative proposed, we keep coming back to lockdown, a strategy that is visibly failing around the world ... Continue reading >>>Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
The Dystopian Age of the Mask
Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) has Alphas, Betas, and Epsilon Semi-Morons – genetically engineered classes with uniform clothing and uniform opinions. Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1948) has the Thought Police and Newspeak. While Zamyatin’s We (1921) has numbers instead of people – D-503, I-330, O-90: vowels for females, consonants for males.
If there is a single defining characteristic of dystopian literature, it is the eradication of all individuality. “Self-consciousness”, Zamyatin writes, “is just a disease”. For this reason, dystopias are invariably told by tormented outsiders: those who are well aware of the commodity-like standardisation of their fellow humans, yet either fear the consequences of speaking out or resent their own sense of self. After all, “no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behaviour”, as Huxley writes.
Given their tyrannical preoccupation with uniformity, it is little wonder that, as a literary form, dystopias emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century. The totalitarian regimes of Russia and Germany as well as their technocratic Western counterparts, inspired by the likes of F. W. Taylor and Henry Ford, were central sources of inspiration. For all their apparent differences, these competing ideologies are united by the utopian attempt to redraw not just society, but the human being himself. The increasing power of science and technology gave rise to the idea that nature itself, in all its messy complexity, could be finally put straight...Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
Wanted to Know the Truth About Carbs. Here It Isby Auriene Alix<, Medium.com/a> re carbohydrates responsible for fat gain? Yes and no. That’s the complexity of the matter. Let’s stop with the false assumptions and shortcuts. The reality is not so difficult to understand. It’s actually quite simple. We make nutritional choices based on what we’re told, without ever making the effort to understand how these foods affect our body. Yet, food is our fuel. For a long time, I just ate what I wanted to eat. I was told that fruits and vegetables were better for my health than hamburgers and pastries, so I tried to eat more of the former than the latter. It wasn’t until I began to realize the crucial importance of diet, and started my fitness journey, that I became interested in nutrition. I wanted and needed to know what I was putting into my body. Which choices were to be preferred. What false beliefs had been guiding my diet for years. Starting with carbohydrates. Most people misunderstand them. Most explanations on the subject make it more complicated than it is. Here’s a digest of the ton of reading I’ve done. If you are on a fitness or weight loss journey, this is for you. Welcome also if you just want to understand your body ... Continue reading >>> RELATED: Health Menu
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As Long As People Are Distracted By Identity Politics, Big Tech Will Advance Their Agenda
In the video below Fox News front man Tucker Carlson explains why Silicon Valley is doing all it can to help the Biden-Harris ticket in a monologue delivered on Friday's broadcast of his show. We wouldn't know about the Biden versus Trump kerfuffle but we've said for years the Silicon Valley psychopath Society want world domination and will stop at nothing to get it.Watch on YouTube
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The Inevitable Implosion of Biden’s Campaign
t’s tempting to attribute Joe Biden’s plummeting poll numbers in key battleground states to his dilatory denunciation of the riots that still ravage their Democrat-run cities. However, the campaign’s fatal flaw is more subtle than Biden’s tacit approval of mob violence. It is rooted in the classism that resulted in his nomination to be the Democratic standard bearer. Among the progressives who control the party it’s an article of faith that President Trump’s base consists of undereducated working-class whites. Thus, they reluctantly supported Biden’s nomination in the hope that “working class Joe” could peel off enough of Trump’s benighted blue collar support to capture the White House.
White voters without college degrees making below the median household income made up only 25 percent of Trump voters.
The problem with this strategy is that it is based on a myth. White voters without college degrees do indeed constitute an important part of Trump’s coalition. But the belief that these Americans are working class clods dumb enough to support a Potemkin candidate nominated by a radicalized party is a progressive fantasy. This is why Biden’s poll numbers remained relatively stable during the ten weeks of riots that preceded the amateurish Democratic National Convention and only began to go south after that cringe worthy event ended on August 20. By the end of August his purported lead over President Trump in the major battleground states had clearly begun evaporating. It has now been cut in half.
In Michigan, for example, RealClearPolitics showed Biden ahead of Trump by a comfortable 8.4 percent margin as recently as July 28. A month later, that lead had decreased by two-thirds and remains at 2.6 percent as of this writing. Likewise, on July 24, the former Vice President led Trump in Pennsylvania by 8.5 percent. That lead has since been cut in half and now stands at 4.2 percent as of Thursday. The story is much the same in North Carolina, where Biden was ahead of Trump by 4.7 percent on July 31. That lead has now dropped to less than 1 percent. Overall, according to RealClearPolitics, Biden’s average lead in the all important battleground states has shrunken from 6.3 percent on July 28 to 3.3 percent.
The source of this downward spiral in Biden’s numbers is the progressive myth that all voters without college degrees are by definition working class and not very bright. Ironically, this nonsense was debunked as early as 2017... Continue reading >>>[Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
Uber-And-Out? Even Unicorns Get The Blues
Authored by Mark Jeftovic via OutOfTheCave.io,
As I briefly covered in my AxisOfEasy tech digest this week, Uber and Lyft were bracing themselves for a ruling by a California judge that threatened to force them into treating their wage slaves as employees. Lyft said if the ruling went against them it would cause “irreparable damage”. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi penned an op-ed in the New York Times that just so happened to run Monday, pining for a fair shake for gig economy serfs workers.
Khosrowshahi, whose compensation package last year clocked in at $45,000,000 USD, waxed pensively, ‘There has to be a “third way” for gig workers.’ . Ideally one in which Uber wouldn’t be on the hook for their benefits and would be able to continue apace as a Silicon Valley unicorn: posting billions of dollars a quarter in losses and jockeying for Federal bailouts. Meanwhile the early stage backers, the VC’s and the private equity funds, would continue to live large off of financialization, not having to worry about the consequences of being the driving force in a race to the bottom for everybody else (even Uber’s lümpenvestors who bought into the IPO are still underwater)... Continue reading >>>
German Court Rules Tesla Autopilot Claims Are "Misleading Business Practices" And Can't Be Used For Advertisingfrom Zero Hedge
If the NHTSA is looking to finally grow a backbone and actually do what's right for consumers in the U.S., they could look to Germany for their template.
That's because a case brought by Germany’s Wettbewerbszentrale (the country's auto industry body that polices anti-competitive practices) has now prevented Tesla from using what a court called "misleading advertising statements" to describe the capabilities of its driver assistance systems and its full-self driving feature (which we remind you, still doesn't exist).
“The use of the term ‘Autopilot’ and other formulations suggest that the vehicle is technically capable of fully autonomous driving,” the court said, before clarifying that Autopilot is “a driver assistance system.”
Tesla can appeal the case, according to Reuters ... >>[Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
‘Geneaology Research’ Branded ‘Pure Racism’ by German Leftby Virginia Hale, Breitbart Europe
“Family tree research is pure racism and a scandal,” according to German politicians disturbed by a police probe into Stuttgart riot suspects.
The comments came as part of a backlash over a police investigation into riots which saw 19 officers injured, several state vehicles destroyed, and more than 30 businesses damaged.
Anger broke out amongst left-wing political forces after it was announced that police would look into suspects’ family backgrounds and whether or not their parents were born in Germany.
“Family tree research is pure racism and a scandal that needs to be immediately stopped,” said Left party parliamentary head, Dietmar Bartsch speaking to RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) on Sunday ... Continue reading >>>[Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
Exposed: Egyptian Spy Worked for Merkel Spokesman for Yearsby Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart Europe, 12 July 2020
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has revealed that an Egyptian spy worked in the offices of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert for years, possibly collecting information on Egyptian opposition groups.
The man’s activities were revealed by intelligence officials. He man was relieved of his duties in the Federal Press Office and placed under investigation for espionage in December of 2019 by the Federal Criminal Police Office.
The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has stated that at least two branches of the Egyptian secret service have a presence in Germany, the GIS international security agency and the NSS domestic security agency, tabloid Bild reports.
According to the newspaper, the Egyptian spies mostly gather information on Egyptian opposition groups in Germany, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, but also on other groups such as Coptic Christians.
So far, little has been revealed of what the suspect in the case may have provided to Egypt, but Bild notes that he would have had access to information regarding Egyptian nationals accredited by the Federal Press Office ... Continue reading[Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
Why Accepting Illegal Immigrants Is Not Going To Help Them
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, by her opposition to illegal immigrants, is actually actually defending those unfortunate people who have been conned by Organised Crime Networks (OCNs) into believing that if they undertake the dangerous crossing of the channel in inflatable boats, 21 miles (minimum) in a boat designed only for inshore use, they will be welcomed into Britain as “Asylum Seekers.” ...Why Accepting Illegal Immigrants Is Not Going To Help Them.
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Migrant Transport NGO Brings More Coronavirus Positive Migrants to Italy
The migrant transport NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans has brought another 43 migrants to Italy from North Africa, and eight have so far tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus.
The migrants were brought to the Sicilian town of Augusta by the NGO’s vessel the Ionian Sea. Local authorities tested them for the Chinese virus, and the governor of Sicily Nello Musumeci announced the results on Thursday.
“Of the 43 immigrants landed in Augusta, eight tested positive for coronavirus. They are in Noto and not on a ship in the bay as the Sicilian government had asked; the state says that the ship is too expensive,” Musumeci said, according to Il Giornale.
He went on to add: “Why was the quarantine on the mainland? Why does nobody inform us about the real conditions of the camps in Libya? These are questions that Rome has a duty to answer.” ... Continue reading[Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
Ghislaine Maxwell "Knows Everything" And "Will Be Naming Names", Former Epstein Associate Says
Assuming that Ghislaine Maxwell doesn't wind up with the means to kill herself in her jail cell, and assuming those who are supposed to be watching her 24 hours a day won't be taking any well-timed coffee breaks, Maxwell will be "naming names" and "fully cooperating" with the FBI according to a former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, according The Daily Mail.
Epstein's former employer Steven Hoffenberg said that Maxwell "knows everything" and will "totally co-operate".
In addition, Prince Andrew, who has been nudged further and further toward the center of the Epstein/Maxwell controversy, is "among those very worried" about what she might reveal, the report says. "She's going to cooperate and be very important. Andrew is definitely, definitely concerned," Hoffenberg said.
Maxwell's arrest has put increased pressure on Prince Andrew to testify about his relationship with Epstein. Maxwell is facing 35 years behind bars as a maximum sentence and may be looking to cut a deal, the report suggests ...Continue reading >>>
BAME UK Politician on the ‘Uncle Tom’ Abuse He Faced For Speaking Against ‘Marxist’ BLMby Oliver JJ Lane for ?Breitbart, Europe
A UK politician has accused BLM supporters of racially abusing him after he pointed out the group’s radical hard-left political ambitions.
London Assembly member David Kurten, who shot to prominence in recent years for repeatedly holding mayor Sadiq Khan to account in debates in the city hall chamber, spoke to Breitbart London on Tuesday about the abuse thrown his way after he spoke out against the radical left-wing agenda behind BLM.
The alleged attacks were revealed Tuesday morning when Mr Kurten wrote of the irony of BLM supporters racially abusing a BAME [UK demographic term for ‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic’] man for not sharing their political views. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter Kurten, who describes himself as mixed race “with a Jamaican father and an English mother”, wrote: “Over the last month I’ve been called a coon, an Uncle Tom, a house [n****r], a house boy and a ‘white man’ by BLM supporters, because I don’t agree with their Marxist aims, and their violence and vandalism. So who’s racist?”.
Breitbart London has seen tweets directed at Mr Kurten using such racially charged language. Mr Kurten said tweets calling him a “[n****r]” had since been deleted by Twitter ... Continue reading >>>Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
It’s okay to hate whites? New Reddit hate speech policy apparently embraces discrimination
In its recent blitz on ‘hateful content’, Reddit has dropped any pretence of fairness. The site now condones hatred and calls to violence, as long as they’re directed at the right “majority.”
Reddit is among the world’s most popular websites and home to more than a million communities, or ‘subreddits’. As of Monday, 2,000 of these have been banned for “promoting hate.” Among them are r/The_Donald, a popular community of Trump supporters, and r/ChapoTrapHouse, an offshoot of the leftist podcast by the same name.
Along with the bans came an overhaul of the site’s content policy. “Everyone has a right to use Reddit free of harassment, bullying, and threats of violence,” the policy reads. “Communities and people that incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned.” ... Continue reading >>>
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The “Deadly” Hydroxychloroquine Publishing Scandal
A publishing scandal recently erupted around the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to treat Covid 19. It is also known as quinine and chloroquine, and is on the WHO list of essential medicines.
The bark of the South American quina-quina tree has been used to treat malaria for 400 years. Quinine, a generic drug costing pennies a dose, is available for purchase online. In rare cases it can cause dizziness and irregular heartbeat.
In late May, 2020, The Lancet published a four-author study claiming that HCQ used in hospitals to treat Covid-19 had been shown conclusively to be a hazard for heart death. The data allegedly covered 96,000 patients in 671 hospitals on six continents.
After the article had spent 13 days in the headlines, dogged by scientific objections, three of the authors retracted it on June 5.
Meanwhile, during an expert closed-door meeting leaked May 24 in France, The Lancet and NEJM editors explained how financially powerful pharmaceutical players were “criminally” corrupting medical science to advance their interests ... Continue reading >>>MORE on Big Pharma criminality [Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
Out Of Nowhere, Something Just Rocked Earth's Magnetic FieldA GLOBAL MAGNETIC ANOMALY: On June 23rd, Earth’s quiet magnetic field was unexpectedly disturbed by a wave of magnetism that rippled around much of the globe. There was no solar storm or geomagnetic storm to cause the disturbance. So what was it? Lately, Earth’s magnetic field has been quiet. Very quiet. The sun is in the pits of what may turn out to be the deepest Solar Minimum in a century. Geomagnetic storms just aren’t happening. “That’s why I was so surprised on June 23rd when my instruments picked up a magnetic anomaly,” reports Stuart Green, who operates a research-grade magnetometer in his backyard in Preston UK. “For more than 30 minutes, the local magnetic field oscillated like a sine wave.” What happened? Space physicists call this phenomenon a “pulsation continuous” or “Pc” for short. Imagine blowing across a piece of paper, making it flutter with your breath. Solar wind can have a similar effect on magnetic fields ... Continue reading >>> http://www.greenteethmm.com/weird-supernatural.shtmlMORE News from the weird side [Daily Stirrer] ... [Boggart Aboad] ... [ Greenteeth Home ] ... [ Medium.com ]
World Leaders Insist ‘Economic Lockdowns Ravage the Very Fabric of Societies’
An impressive array of more than 500 prominent world leaders, academics, and Nobel Laureates have written “A Call to Defend Democracy” in the face of a worldwide rise in government authoritarianism during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
The June 25 text declares that beyond health concerns the COVID-19 pandemic is “a political crisis that threatens the future of liberal democracy.”
“The COVID-19 crisis is an alarming wake-up call, an urgent warning that the freedoms we cherish are at risk and that we must not take them for granted,” the document asserts.
“Authoritarian regimes, not surprisingly, are using the crisis to silence critics and tighten their political grip,” the authors note. “But even some democratically elected governments are fighting the pandemic by amassing emergency powers that restrict human rights and enhance state surveillance without regard to legal constraints, parliamentary oversight, or timeframes for the restoration of constitutional order.”
“Parliaments are being sidelined, journalists are being arrested and harassed, minorities are being scapegoated, and the most vulnerable sectors of the population face alarming new dangers as the economic lockdowns ravage the very fabric of societies everywhere,” the document proclaims.An impressive array of more than 500 prominent world leaders, academics, and Nobel Laureates have written “A Call to Defend Democracy” in the face of a worldwide rise in government authoritarianism during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
The June 25 text declares that beyond health concerns the COVID-19 pandemic is “a political crisis that threatens the future of liberal democracy.”...Continue reading >>>
Oxford Prof: Academics Fear Mob Will Destroy Their Careers If They Defend British Empirevia Breitbart Europe
A leading scholar at the University of Oxford believes conservatives are afraid to stand up to the “zealous left-wing minority” who want to “erase and rewrite history” in case doing so prompts the mob to destroy their careers.
Nigel Biggar, regius professor of moral and pastoral theology, has criticised renewed demands, prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement, for statues and memorials to individuals who do not meet the standards of the 21st-century social justice left to be torn down, and for children to be taught a negatively slanted history of Britain’s imperial past.
“The problem is that most academics know nothing about imperial history,” Professor Biggar told The Telegraph ... Continue reading >>>Education menu
Riots in Germany: Hundreds of ‘Youths’ Loot Businesses and Injure Police
Between four and five hundred “youths” swarmed the streets of Stuttgart, Germany, attacking police officers and looting businesses in riots the AfD linked to Antifa and mass migration.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, 19 police officers were injured, 40 business were attacked, and nine shops were looted by violent rioters in Stuttgart, following a drug search of a seventeen-year-old German boy by local police.
According to the police in Stuttgart, just 24 of the hundreds of rioters were arrested, seven of whom were under the age of 18. The police said that half of those arrested have German citizenship and the other were foreign nationals, however, the statement did not provide the ethnic backgrounds of the rioters.
The president of the Stuttgart Police, Franz Lutz, claimed that the riots were not political in nature, saying: “From the current perspective, we can rule out left-wing or even political motivation for these acts of violence. It was an unprecedented dimension tonight, from overt violence against police officers and massive property damage to looting,” he said, in comments reported by German tabloid Bild-Zeitung.Continue reading >>> RELATED:
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Why the rich are revolting
That strange revolution which sees the sons of the bourgeois throw cobblestones at the sons of proletarians.” So observed the French writer Jean Cau of Paris in 1968, when student protests about living conditions at the university erupted into a historic rebellion against the old guard.
That year, the United States was rocked by riots, assassinations and political crisis, and half a century later, history seems to be, if not repeating itself, then certainly rhyming. Yet while there are huge differences between the 1968 and 2020 disturbances, the one continuous theme running through both uprisings, and indeed all revolutions down the years, is the prominent role of the middle class. In particular, the upper-middle-class, the haute bourgeoise, are the driving force behind revolt and disorder throughout history, especially — as with today — when they feel they have no future. ... Continue reading >>>
Globalism is a religion – and its followers are blinded by ideology
Martin Sandbu, of the Financial Times, comes not to bury globalisation but to praise it. Spurred by the political shocks of 2016 – first Brexit and then the election of Donald Trump as US president – Sandbu has written his new book The Economics of Belonging to “salvage the dream from 1989”, the year the Berlin Wall fell, liberal democracy reigned supreme, and history, some believed, had ended.
But herein lies the problem. Because he presumes international trade must always be free, international capital must flow unchecked, and borders must always be bad, Sandbu’s analysis of the crisis in western liberal democracy is unavoidably flawed.RELATED: New World Order Globalism
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George Floyd didn’t deserve to die, but it’s WRONG that he’s being hailed as some sort of saint
Candace Owens slammed as a racist and white supremacist for saying George Floydhttps://www.rt.com/usa/490802-candace-owens-george-floyd-matyr/ was not a saint or a martyr
The Black Lives Matter campaign is correct to demand justice for George Floyd’s brutal death. But trying to turn this violent ex-con into a Mandela-like martyr does this crusade a great disservice.
I wonder what ran through George Floyd’s terrified mind during those agonising eight minutes and 46 seconds. Did his life flash before his eyes?
Perhaps he was a religious man and – realizing his number was up after he mumbled those famous last words: “Please, I can’t breathe!” – he silently prayed to God for help, or maybe even made an act of contrition.
But Floyd sadly hadn’t got a prayer with such a sadistic b*****d kneeling on his windpipe and literally sucking the life out of him, while three of his colleagues – who had undertaken an oath to protect and serve – didn’t lift a finger to help.
However, it’s not right that he is now being canonized by the liberal left in their Black Lives Matter campaign, because the truth is: this ex-con who has been described as a “career criminal” was certainly no saint, judging by his past sins – which include aggravated robbery, theft, criminal trespassing, and drug-related arrests ... Continue reading >>>RELATED:
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What's Next? Italexit or EU Break Up?Francesco GIUBILEI, Strategic Culture, 18 May 2020
Since the birth of the European Union, there has been an intense debate about the possibility of creating a two-track Europe, divided between the Mediterranean nations and those of Northern Europe.
Supporters of this solution argue that the differences between these two parts of Europe are irreconcilable, in terms of their lifestyle, in the way society is conceived, and especially in the mentality of citizens. The possibility of division first appeared in Greece during the 2008 crisis, and it now seems to be intensifying with the coronavirus emergency.
Today, the dividing line between north and south has hardened, and is defined by opposing views on how to tackle the spread of the virus.
On one side, the Latin countries of Europe ask to use the so-called “Eurobonds” or “Coronabonds,” a financial instrument with a common European debt linked to the resources that are strictly necessary to face this health emergency. Italy and Spain do not ask to share their ordinary public debt with Germany and the other northern European nations; they only seek to share the resources they need to bear the costs to fight Coronavirus. On the other side, German politicians and the media accuse the south of seeking to finance the crisis response with German money. France stands halfway between these two blocs, even though in practice Macron’s point of view seems to be closer to the southern European countries’ position ... Continue reading >>>
Italian Politician Demands Bill Gates Arrest For Crimes Against HumanityAs the FDA shuts down a Bill Gates-funded COVID-testing program, an Italian politician has demanded the arrest of Bill Gates in the Italian parliament.
Sara Cunial, the Member of Parliament for Rome denounced Bill Gates as a “vaccine criminal” and urged the Italian President to hand him over to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
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We're Destroying The Wealth Of Nations & The Health Of Millions
Why do I bother?
For six weeks now I have been saying that the Government’s policy on Covid-19 is a mistake. Most people do not agree with me, and many are angry with me for saying so. Others, bafflingly, don’t care about the greatest crisis I have seen in my lifetime, and regard the debate as a spectator sport.
And that is not all you will lose. Look at the censorship of the internet, spreading like a great dark blot, the death of Parliament, the conversion of the police into a state militia? Aren’t you alarmed by the creation of a creepy cult of state-worship, celebrated every Thursday night – in a country where church services and normal public gatherings are banned? ... Continue reading >>>>Pandemic of Pandemics
The 'official Covid story' is one-sided to the point of deceit
We don't often include items from mainstream publications like The Daily Telegraph, this is after all an alternative news site, but this article is well worth reading and should be shared as widely as possible,The public is being so heavily bombarded with biased, selective information that it is almost impossible to make out the truth
by Shirelle Jacobs, Daily Telegrapgh
The biggest political ruse of our time has now spiralled so far out of control that it has become almost impossible to distinguish fact from deception. Every day we are besieged with such a selective and biased artillery of “scientific” assertions that it makes a mockery of expert insight.
Every day we are subjected to yet more bitesized epidemiology that gives an utterly false impression of risk. And every day we are bombarded with terrifying death figures so out of context that they are effectively meaningless.
But instead of calling out Downing Street’s constructed hyperreality, the London liberal bubble is busy getting high on confected confusion. This week the BBC has relentlessly pumped out No 10’s basic pro-lockdown propaganda message without question, genuinely convinced that they are holding the Government to account by spinning news items about a“No 10 shambles”.
Meanwhile Keir Starmer has cemented his new role as the PM’s useful idiot, as he positions Labour as even more pro-Government policy than the actual Government ... Continue readingREAD ALSO Death of Democracy
Covid19: A case for medical detectives
Is medical malpractice causing the deaths of BAME patients?by Dr Wolfgang Wodarg in OffGuardian, 13 May 2020
The numerous and disproportionately frequent deaths of Covid19 patients with dark skin colour and from southern countries are apparently also the result of a drug-related mistreatment. Those affected are people with a specific enzyme deficiency, which occurs mainly in men whose families come from regions where malaria was or still is endemic. They are currently being treated with hydroxychloroquine, a drug which they do not tolerate, now being used all over the world to fight Covid-19. If this practice does not end soon, there is a great risk of widespread deaths, especially in Africa.
Before I describe my research on these findings which are very disturbing to me, I would like to say a few words about the assessment of the corona crisis, the reliability of the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test, as well as ubiquitous fear and how it is used politically.
In my investigations into the events after Wuhan, which have completely changed the world since the beginning of 2020, I realized quickly that although we are experiencing a new Corona virus variant, it does not – in view of German data on mortality and morbidity – differ significantly from what has been, or could have been, observed in recent years.
Corona viruses have not been the focus of epidemiological surveillance worldwide, as they have not contributed significantly to globalised seasonal respiratory viral infections, except in the short term in China (SARS 2002/2003) and in the Arab countries (MERS from 2012). There were also no existing vaccines that could have been recombined and marketed annually, as is the case for influenza ... Continue reading >>>MORE ON Mismanagement of epidemics
Epidemiologist Slams Discredited Bonking Boffin's’s Coronavirus Model: ‘Grave Scientific Misconduct’from Breitbart London:
A virologist and clinical computational epidemiologist has slammed the Chinese virus model created by fellow epidemiologist Dr. Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London, whose dire mathematical models of the Wuhan coronavirus’s spread formed the basis for lockdowns in the U.K. and around the world. Scientist Chris von Csefalvay labeled Ferguson’s work “somewhere between negligence and unintentional but grave scientific misconduct.”Dr. Ferguson, whose advice to the British Prime Minister led to the lockdown in that country, recently resigned as an adviser to the U.K. government after breaking quarantine rules to meet his married lover, left-wing activist Antonia Staats. The code used by Dr. Ferguson, called by some the “architect of lockdown,” has now come under fire from another epidemiologist, Chris von Csefalvay, who called the computational code, developed by Dr. Ferguson to simulate the global spread of Chinese virus, “somewhere between negligence and unintentional but grave scientific misconduct.” Continue reading >>>
Facebook Admits Banning Users for Saying They Are ‘Proud to Be English’
Facebook has admitted to banning swathes of users for posting messages saying they were “Proud to be English” on St George’s Day.
As England’s patron saint, St George’s Day has long been celebrated as the English national day — if with less official enthusiasm than St Patrick’s Day in neighbouring Ireland, given the embarrassment of much of the academic, media, and political establishment at expressions of “Englishness”, which they have associated with racism and imperialism.
Someone, some group, or some algorithm moderating also appears to have bought into this mentality, with people who marked St George’s Day with messages expressing pride in the country and their heritage reporting that they were banned from the social media platform.
An image bearing the legend “Proud to Be English” and two crossed flagpoles carrying the English St George’s Cross and the white lion on a red field — a banner associated with Anglo-Saxons — appears to have proved particularly offensive to the so-called “Masters of the Universe“.
Ending Lockdowns Isn't About Saving Money; It's About Saving Lives...
The relationship between ends and means has long been debated. For instance, the legacy of “the end justifies the means” traces back to Sophocles’s Electra four centuries before Christ, Ovid’s Heroides, and Machiavelli’s The Prince. And more recently, Leonard Read pointed out that if the ends are just hopes that will not, in fact, be achieved, they cannot justify means that infringe on others’ rights.
Currently, the draconian and often arbitrary policies that have been imposed in response to COVID-19, combined with a result far less deadly than was originally forecast, have raised a different issue about ends and means.
More and more people have begun protesting that the policies are too costly, perhaps most commonly expressed as “the cure can’t be worse than the disease.” That, in turn, has led to current policy defenders’ condemnations, such as New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s assertion that “we’re not going to put a dollar figure on human life,” the New York Times’s characterization of the issue as “a moral trade-off between saving lives and sustaining economic livability,” or even Martin Gak’s more extreme characterization that objectors believe “a few should die so the many can live.” I even heard a sermon arguing that even one COVID-19 death justifies the continued government shutdown of the economy ... Continue reading >>>
Bill Gates Says His Foundation Is Abandoning Other Initiatives To 'Focus 100%' On Coronavirus
This is probably the most disturbing news we've had since learning COVID-19 had broken out of China.
In his latest attempt to undermine President Trump over his decision to cut funding to the WHO, Bill Gates has decided to dedicate the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - the world's wealthiest charity - solely to battling the novel coronavirus. In an exclusive interview with the FT, Gates said the decision will cause the charity's other efforts to suffer.
Though it's never explicitly stated in the story, it's clear on whose shoulders the blame should fall, though we feel it's unnecessary to spell it out.
But before angry leftists start quote-tweeting the headline with some variation of "look what you've done, Mr. President!", we'd like to remind them that the Gates Foundation's reputation isn't nearly as polished as it might appear at first brush.
Even in the mainstream press and academia, many experts are skeptical about whether the foundation's efforts in the global health sphere are truly a net benefit. In many cases, the strategies embraced by the foundation have been widely criticized in academic journals, as Vox News explains ... Continue reading >>>
University free speech society told free speech a 'red risk', external speakers must be vetted
Sheffield University’s recently formed Free Speech Society has been warned that free speech is a “red risk” and all external speakers at events it organises will have to be vetted by the University Thought Police squad and the topics they intend to talk about shown to be in line with ideas and opinions the titty - sucking babies who run the Student Union are not frightened by. Coninue ReadingMore educationReturn to Contents List
THE EUROPEAN UNION is facing increasing scrutiny as Brexit inspires more euroscepticism in the bloc - and an insider from Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union has said that many in Germany fear the EU could "break apart"
The startling statement was made by Felix Schonherr from the Werte Union (Values Union) – a group within Merkel’s party which has called for the party to shift to the right in favour of “conservative values”. The group’s spokesman said that, while it does not oppose Germany’s membership in the EU, Brexit has sparked fears in Berlin and beyond that the bloc may be on the verge of breaking apart.
He told Express.co.uk: “In the general population people are angry about Brexit and disappointed about it – it isn’t just to do with regulation or economics but many people fear that the idea of the European Union is broken ... Continue readingMORE ON EU PROBLEMS IN Europe Unglues
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by Mike Adams, newstarget.com
Today we bring you an important article about Prof. Francis Boyle, authored by Sherwood Ross. This article / interview ties together the coronavirus outbreak with the bioweapons program run by the NIH and funded by U.S. taxpayers, mostly without their knowledge.
I am currently scheduled to interview Francis Boyle this Wednesday, Feb. 26th, at noon central time, on InfoWars.com. Be sure to tune in to InfoWars to catch that interview (I’m hosting the first half of the show, followed by Alan Keyes who takes over).
We are reprinting the article with permission:
U.S. Biowarfare Programs Have 13,000 Death Scientists Hard at Work America’s $100-billion Germ Warfare Industry a “Criminal Enterprise,” Author of U.S. Biowarfare Act SaysContinue reading
Integration? Gothenburg Mosque: A Muslim woman shall not leave the home without her man’s permission
Swedish TV4 revealed yesterday that the homepage of the Gothenburg mosque – a mosque built with Saudi Arabian money – links to an international guide for proper behavior if one wishes to convert to Islam.
The New Muslim guide says that a Muslim woman must have her husband’s permission to leave the home, regardless if it is for personal or for other reasons. Furthermore, the guide claims that it’s a sin if a Muslim woman ever denies him sex. The only exceptions to the rule are if the woman is sick or is menstruating.
Sarah Delshad, the founder of the organization Feminist Muslims, says that she’s saddened that such an ultra-orthodox conservative form of Islam attempts to speak for all the Muslims today. Sarah does not wear hijab and she is a “progressive” Muslim.
Another person who TV4 met who reacted negatively to Gothenburg mosque’s statement Magnus Ranstorp, a researcher on terrorism.
“It is remarkable that the mosque link to this New Muslim Guide, a guide which has these reprehensible views,” Ranstorp said.
TV4 called the spokesperson for the Gothenburg Mosque, Mohammed El Alti, to confront him about the views espoused on their homepage.Continue reading RELATED TOPICS Return to Contents List
Young Male Voters Back Swedish Populist Party, But Far Left Have Females
The populist Sweden Democrats (SD) are the most popular party with male voters aged 18 to 29 according to a new poll — but female voters are largely on the opposite side of the political spectrum.
The SD is the most popular party in the Novus poll, followed by the Centre-Right Moderate Party. Combined with the conservative Christian Democrats (KD) the three right-leaning parties make up over 60 per cent of the male vote, SVT reports.
The female vote, on the other hand, shows the most popular party in that age bracket is the far-left Left Party, followed by the Social Democrats and the Centre Party. The SD and the Moderates make up just 27 per cent of the total female vote.
Jenny Madestam, a political scientist at Södertörn University, commented on the results of the poll saying both sexes value such things as an investment in welfare — but greatly differ on issues like migration ... Continue readingRELATED TOPICS
Worst polluting coal and wood fires banned in fight to cut emissionsBy Emma Gatten, Environment Editor ; Anna Mikhailova, Deputy Political Editor and Amy Jones
Domestic coal and certain types of wood are to be banned from sale from next year in a bid to cut air pollution, ministers will announce on Friday.
The Environment Secretary said the move was necessary as wood-burning stoves and open fires were now considered "the most harmful pollutant" affecting people in this country.
The announcement comes just weeks after a ban on the sale of new diesel, petrol and hybrid cars from 2035 was announced. It is also expected that the 10-year freeze on fuel duty will end next year under plans that could be set out as soon as next month's budget.
The government is keen to be seen at the forefront of global efforts to tackle climate change and air pollution.
However, it risks accusations of targeting consumers as global action to reduce rising greenhouse gas emissions stalls and the government has given the green light for a new deep coal mine.Under the terms of the coal and wood ban unveiled on Friday, bags of traditional house coal will be banned from sale by next February, while deliveries will be phased out by 2023 ... Continue reading
Macron Vows to Fight ‘Islamist Separatism’ with New Reforms
French President Emmanuel Macron has declared his government will fight against “Islamist separatism” with reforms including ending residency for foreign imams.
The French leader made his proposals at a speech in the city of Mulhouse this week saying that he wanted to see an end to “detached imams” sent by other countries like Algeria, Turkey, and elsewhere to French mosques.
Macron said that he encouraged a greater number of imams to be trained within France to replace the foreign imams, of which there are around 300 known to be operating in the country.
In total, France has around 1,800 imams and a much greater number of volunteers working at the estimated 2,500 places of Muslim worship across the country, France24 reports ... Continue readingRELATED POSTS
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Criminal damage in Cambridge reveals the police soft peddaling on Extinction Rebellion crimesby Allison Pearson for The Daily Telegraph
Nobody is allowed to walk on the grass outside Trinity College Cambridge. I suppose an exception might be made if you were a 365-year-old don who once lolled under the famous apple tree with Sir Isaac Newton (probably a couple of those old fellows still holed up in the port cellar).
Otherwise, set one foot on that sacred turf and you will soon find yourself experiencing the full force of Newtonian gravity; rugby-tackled to the ground by a puce-faced porter in a bowler hat.
So there was general astonishment on Monday when a scrofulous mob of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters were allowed to dig up the lawn. After hideously defacing the emerald sward, they carried the earth in wheelbarrows to Barclays Bank, where they deposited it in the foyer.
Where were the porters? Where were the police? Why did no one intervene to stop this appalling act of vandalism?
Fear and collusion, that’s why. Increasingly, we see authorities of all kinds running scared of over-mighty minority groups. Tread softly for you tread on their screams. Universities cower before (or even agree with) strident students. Hounded by trans groups domestic-violence refuges admit “women” with a penis. The vast majority of the country thinks this is insane, but too many institutions have been captured by the woke zealots or are afraid.
The demands of XR Cambridge are particularly outrageous. Having occupied the council chamber last week and delayed the crucial city budget, they insisted that the council give its democratic powers over to an unelected Citizens’ Assembly ... Continue reading
Brexit was the UK's democratic reckoning. It's Varadkar and Merkel's turn nowby Asa Bennet, Daily Telegraph
10 Feb 2020
Brexiteers used to to argue the United Kingdom's referendum on its terms of membership of the European Union was a safety valve against populism that allowed disenchanted voters to release their frustrations by making themselves heard.
It may have taken more than three years for the political class to listen to what the people wanted, but the man who promised to do that has been handsomely rewarded. Even his critics can see that, as Philip Hammond admitted to one of my Telegraph colleagues the other week, that the Prime Minister now has "unassailable power" and is "the most powerful politician in Europe".
By contrast, his European counterparts are having a much tougher time. Angela Merkel, in the past lauded as "Queen of Europe", had hoped to hand over the throne to a protegee suitably modelled in her image, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. But her successor has been forced to quit as party leader and pull out of the race to be the next Chancellor. [ ... ]
Chancellor Merkel is not the only European leader to feel the wrath of the people. The latest Irish election results show the cost of Leo Varadkar's belief that posturing over Brexit could make up for meaningful answers on housing and health. The Taoiseach could not distract from the failings of his agenda.
Mr Varadkar has been humiliated, becoming the first Irish prime minister not to be elected at the first count in his constituency, having to wait until the fifth count for the people of Dublin West to do so. Voters have also torn apart the hitherto two-party system of politics between his Fine Gael party and Fianna Fáil as their opposition, with Sinn Fein leapfrogging them both to win the greatest share of the vote. Continue readingRELATED TOPICS
Ireland Election in Third Day, IRA Successors Sinn Fein Win Biggest Share of Vote
Ireland´s political parties were scrambling to adjust to a new reality Monday after an earth-shaking election that saw the left-wing nationalist party Sinn Fein win the biggest share of votes.
Sinn Fein, the party historically linked to the Irish Republican Army and its violent struggle for a united Ireland, received 24.5% of the first-preference votes in Saturday´s election. That bested Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, the two centrist parties that have governed Ireland since it won independence from Britain a century ago.
Fianna Fail received 22.2% of the votes and Fine Gael, the party of incumbent Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, got 20.9%.
Sinn Fein´s left-wing proposals for tackling Ireland’s housing crisis and creaking healthcare system proved a powerful draw for young voters in a country that is still dealing with aftershocks of the 2008 global financial crisis, which hammered its debt-driven “Celtic Tiger” economy.
Vote counting was resuming Monday to fill all the seats in the 160-seat Dail, the lower house of Ireland´s parliament. Ireland uses a proportional-representation system in which voters rank candidates from first to last, with the lower preferences of elected or defeated candidates redistributed among their rivals.Continue reading RELATED TOPICS
EU contempt for Brexit: Italy MEP reveals von der Leyen’s shock reaction to Brexit speech
Antonio Maria Rinaldi has become a known face among Brexiteers and eurosceptics, after he issued a stunning speech in the EU Parliament in support of Brexit on January 31. Speaking in Brussels, Mr Rinaldi, who is one of the League’s 28 European parliamentarians, said: “We know that sovereignty to people is a great achievement. “The UK has embodied this principle.
In an interview with Express.co.uk a few days later, the eurosceptic revealed how Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, reacted to his speech.He said: "I am proud I said 'God save the Queen And I would say it again shouting. Von der Leyen literally jumped out of her chair when I said it. But I don't care. “She is not going to achieve what she wants, let me tell you, and it will be an utter failure. What I would do is different." Continue reading RELATED TOPICS
"What Were We Thinking?"
Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,
Will we wonder, what were we thinking? and marvel anew at the madness of crowds?
When we look back on this moment from the vantage of history, what will we think? Will we think how obvious it was that the coronavirus deaths in China were in the tens of thousands rather than the hundreds claimed by authorities?
Will we think how obvious it was that the virus would spread around the globe, wreaking havoc on the global economy and social order, even as the authorities claimed only a handful of cases had arisen outside China?
Will we be amazed at the delusional confidence that the U.S. economy would be untouched by the virus as stock markets quickly soared to new all-time highs while the world's largest economy ground to a halt in a desperate attempt to close the barn door after the horses had already escaped?
Will we look back at the patently false data being promoted by authorities and wonder why the majority accepted it all as credible?
Will we re-examine all the smartphone videos posted on the web by average people and wonder why all the lies were given more credibility than actual videos?
Will we recall how content that didn't parrot the approved narrative that everything was under control and the global impact would be near-zero was suppressed, banned, de-platformed or marginalized? Will we wonder at the complacency of all those who accepted this orchestrated suppression with such obedient passivity?
Will we look back at the claim that only twelve people in the entire U.S. had the virus, despite all the direct flights from Wuhan and the tens of thousands of people who'd traveled from China to the U.S. in January, and marvel at our credulity?
Will we look back at the wreckage left in the wake of the coordinated campaign to suppress the facts and lay the responsibility for all the carnage on the authorities who devoted more energy to hiding the realities of the pandemic than to preparing us for the impact?
Will we ponder the incredible grip of mass delusion on the human mind when we recall the confidence that the U.S. economy was invulnerable to the virus and the implosion of China, and the blithe quasi-religious faith that central banks would never let global stock markets decline even 2%? Continue reading >>>RELATED TOPICS
Cordless phones and radiation: How to protect yourself from harmful effects
We have all become very reliant on technology in our daily lives but few of us few are aware of the negative effects wireless communications devices can have. Cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, microwaves, computers and other electronic appliances emit a stream of radiation, correctly but confusingly called electromagnetic field (EMF) that can bring harm to human health. What magnets, the things we used to play with, the things we use to stick notes to the fridge door, harmful? Well they can be ...
EMFs are waves of invisible energy composed of both electric and magnetic fields perpendicular to each other. Since the beginning of time, the world has been bombarded with natural EMFs emitted by the sun. However, it was only until the dawn of technology that humans have been exposed to an unprecedented amount of man-made EMFs emitted by the things many people use in their everyday lives, like mobile phones.
There are currently two types of EMF exposure: low-level radiation and high-level radiation. Also known as non-ionizing radiation, low-level radiation is often thought to be harmless to humans. Various appliances like Bluetooth devices, computers and power lines all send out low levels of radiation. On the other hand, high-level radiation, also called ionizing radiation, includes the ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun and the X-rays from medical imaging machines. (Related: Harmful EMF radiation could be found right in your own neighborhood.)
There is much debate about whether or not EMFs are actually harmful to humans. According to a report published by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, EMFs are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”Continue reading RELATED TOPICS
Salvini’s plan to smash Italy’s red wall
Final polls for Sunday’s elections in Emilia-Romagna, had the candidate for regional president of the Left-wing Partito Democratico (PD) neck and neck with Lucia Borgonzon, representative of Matteo Salvini’s Right-wing Lega. If defeated in Emilia-Romagna, it is difficult to see how the PD dare muster the nerve to continue as junior partner in the national coalition government with the ever weaker alt-Left 5Stelle (5 Star), which continues to tear itself apart. On Wednesday, in a further sign of disarray, Luigi di Maio resigned as 5Stelle leader but remains Minister for Foreign Affairs.
When it came to power after the last general election in 2018 the anti-corruption movement 5Stelle, founded by comedian Beppe Grillo — a Genoan version of Billy Connolly — was Italy’s most popular party, polling at 32.7% (compared to then coalition partner the Lega’s 17.35%). But it has haemorrhaged support ever since and is now on just 15% compared to the Lega’s 33%.
Its coalition partner, the PD, is in equally dire straits even if it does hang on to Emilia-Romagna. It has also seen its suppport plummet and last September it split when former premier Matteo Renzi – Italy’s attempt at Tony Blair — refused to accept the coalition with 5Stelle and resigned to form a new party Italia Viva, which is now polling about 4%.Continue reading RELATED TOPICS
The grooming gang cover-up is Britain’s real racism scandal
Forget pathetic 'Princess Pushy' Megan Markle petulantly playing the race card when she found life in the goldfish bowl occupied by Britain's Royal Family was not to her liking, the grooming gang cover up is Britain's racist scandal - and it is far worse than the trivialities that get American libtards screaming about "White Privilege."
While Prince Harry was making a speech on Sunday night, other people who are not quite as privileged as Prince H or Princess Pushy were incensed by reports suggesting the Duke and Duchess were abdicating because Meghan had been the victim of racist media coverage. “I didn’t even know she was black until I saw her mum at the wedding,” raged one caller to a radio phone in.
He spoke for millions of Britons who welcomed the beautiful American actress into our Royal family with open arms and had no concerns about her suitability or her status as a 'person of colour.' Well, not until she started writing cringeworthy mottos on bananas destined for sex workers, anyway.
On BBC political debate show Question Time, when the actor Laurence Fox also dismissed the suggestion that Meghan had faced racism and said that, as countries go, the UK is really quite nice, inclusive and non-racist, there was uproar in the ‘woke’ echo chamber of social media. The rest of the country simply nodded and said: “Too right, mate.”
A QT audience member (naturally, she turned out to be an academic and regular BBC contributor) then accused Fox of “white privilege”. That charge is supposed to intimidate its target into silence. Refreshingly, Fox refused to be cowed. He pointed out that nervousness surrounding the issue of racism meant that “things like the Manchester grooming scandal get ignored”. Continue reading
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The BBC is panicking at the public’s rejection of its arrogant Left-liberal worldviewJanet Daly, Telegraph
This is nearly over – this weird disconnect between what most of us understand as reality and the world as seen through the eyes of an all pervasive Authority that was apparently appointed (although we never knew by whom) to establish the limits of public discourse. The crisis of confidence at the BBC – and make no mistake, it is a full blown, all alarm bells ringing, catastrophic crisis – is probably the most visible sign of the shift but it is much bigger than this.
So bear with me: I promise that the whole column is not going to be about the BBC, even though it is easily the most infuriating and useful exemplar of the problem.
But no, what could be about to implode is not just the sublime, unlimited self-regard of the broadcasters. It is nothing less than the whole interlocking set of preconceptions that are so embedded in the consciousness of those who decide what it is acceptable to think that they must ignore or traduce anything that contradicts them.Continue reading RELATED TOPICS
Climate change narrative collapses as investigators determine up to 85% of Australia’s fires were started by people
These days, whenever there is a massive wildfire anywhere on the planet, Left-wing lunatics crawl out of the woodwork to claim that the ‘cause’ of such fires is due to “global warming” and “climate change” brought about by human activities.
Cattle farts, SUVs, and modern power plants are doing to the planet what meteors, massive volcanoes, and the Ice Age couldn’t do, we are told: Destroy Earth and kill billions of people.
The latest example comes from none other than Australia, where a series of wildfires has ravaged millions of acres. Only, the fires were not caused by modern technology; they were caused by modern humans ...Continue readingRELATED TOPICS
Scientists In Britain May Have Just “Accidentally” Found A Cure For Cancer
Every once in a while, medical researchers simply have a stroke of good luck. In this case, that “stroke of good luck” could have a profound effect on the medial community.
Researchers at Cardiff University that were in the midst of analyzing blood from a bank accidentally stumbled into an “entirely new type of T-cell”, according to The Daily Wire. The new cell carries a “never before seen” type of receptor that acts like a grappling hook, latching on to most human cancers.
Prior therapies, called CAR-T and TCR-T, which use immune cells to attach to HLA molecules on cancer cells’ surface, are incapable of fighting solid tumors, the article notes. HLA molecules vary in people, but the new therapy instead attaches to a molecule called MR1, which does not vary in humans. This gives the therapy a chance of fighting most cancers.It also means people could share the treatment, which could allow banks of cells to be stored and offered quickly, as needed. The treatment has already worked on lung, skin, blood, colon, breast, bone, prostate ... Continue reading RELATED TOPICS
Sweden’s Society May Be ‘Dissolving’ Due To Mass Migration says academic
Swedish political science professor Tommy Möller has warned that the unprecedented mass migration into Sweden in the last decade could unravel the country’s “democratic welfare society.”
Professor Möller, who teaches at Stockholm University, has claimed that political stability in Sweden has been greatly affected by mass migration, stating that it could be relegated to a museum in an op-ed published by Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri.
“No matter what happens, no one can deny that our society has undergone significant changes as a result of the extensive immigration, and these demographic changes will permeate Swedish politics for the foreseeable future,” Moller said and highlighted the rise of the anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats (SD) who have topped recent opinion polls.
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Election UK: So did ‘idiot voters’ get it wrong?by Tom Chivers for Unherd
In the postmortem examination of Labour’s electoral disaster, the notion of “false consciousness” has been bandied around quite a lot. The accusation is that Labour, blaming the media and the Tories (and sometimes the voters themselves) for deceiving the population into voting against its own interests, is invoking the idea to explain why the workers and lower middle class — whom they think of as their base — didn’t vote for them. “Am I out of touch? No, it’s the voters who are wrong.”
“False consciousness” gets a lot of bad press these days, and you can see why: it’s a foundational concept of Marxist-Leninist communism, originally formulated by Friedrich Engels, and it can easily be seen as a way of blaming the idiot proles for not knowing what’s best for them and voting for the wrong lot. There is something a bit grim about telling working-class people — or black people, or gay people, or women, et cetera — that the only reason they voted the way they did is because they are idiots who got duped. READ FULL ARTICLE at Unherd
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Working class Voters Back Conservatives, Reject Labour, the party of lawyers, academics, media luvvies and virtue signalling millionaires
In Thursday's election Labour, the people's part so long as hose people are millionaires, media luvvies, human rights lawyers or academics, suffered its worst election defeat since 1935, with the left-wing party losing 24 seats to Boris Johnson’s Conservatives ...
censorship UN Moves Towards Handing Dictatorships Power to Control the Internet
The United Nations wants to hand power to dictatorial regimes like China to control the Internet, prompting fears of a massive new free speech purge.
The General Assembly has approved a resolution sponsored by China and Russia to set up a committee of “international experts” whose role would be to stop “the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.”
However, many caution that the move is merely a back door for authoritarian regimes to further censor dissent.
“The United States, European powers and rights groups fear that the language is code for legitimizing crackdowns on expression, with numerous countries defining criticism of the government as “criminal,” reports AFP.
Human Rights Watch said the list of sponsors for the resolution is “a rogue’s gallery of some of the earth’s most repressive governments” and “gives countries legal cover for internet blackouts and censorship, while creating the potential for criminalizing free speech.”
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Recycling rubbish: Plastic bottles in the bin and rats in the machinery
from The Daily Telegraph
Standing in a sweltering factory, the men and women wiped sweat from their foreheads as they leant towards the conveyor belt to pull off waste. It was only May, but the smell from the bags of rubbish was strong as the food inside started to rot in the warmth.
Black bin liners, nappies, food – all items which could contaminate a batch of otherwise recyclable waste – needed to be separated from the recycling and put in the bins marked “general waste”.
Tasked with removing 35 pieces of rubbish a minute from the line, it was sometimes hard for staff to keep up, and it appeared several workers may have felt pressured to “grab” any items – including plastic bottles, cardboard and unopened sacks containing recycling – and discard them in the bins.
When the undercover reporter asked what happened to the items put in the bins, they were told: “If it goes to the bin? Well then it goes to the incinerator” ... READ FULL STORY on the Recycling hoax >>>
We are just learning that /Nasty, neo – Nazi supporters of the far – left, Jew hating Labour party, it’s Trotskyite leader Jeremy Corbyn and his propaganda chief, the Stalinist John McDonnell, have mobbed the market hall in the small Lancashire town of Westhoughton, where Boris Johnson was due to meet voters and traders today.
Labour planned to privatise 40% of NHS as hypocrite Corbyn takes aim at Johnson
One quickly tires of Labour Party candidates and their Jew - hating supporters claiming, every time an election is in the offinge, the "The Wicked Conservatiovs plan to sell the NHS to private enterprise. They've been at it again throughout the current election cycle, and of course there is no more truth in the claims than there ever was before. But the lefties, as they glefully point at any conservatives whose heads appears over the parapet, "Witches, burn them," that the Labour government, between 1997 and 2010 under the traitor and war criminal Tony Blair privatised much of the NHS.
China stealing Middle East from under America’s nose
China, the world’s second-largest economy, appears to be in the process of carving out a new Middle East plan that will over time erode and chip away at American dominance in the region.
Granted, Washington’s influence in the Middle East has been steadily disappearing for some time. It became clear this was the case after the US toppled an anti-Iranian dictator, Saddam Hussein, in Iraq and replaced his government with a pro-Tehran Shia-dominated leadership. However, things really took a turn for the worse some years later in Syria, which saw Russia emerge as a major power whose physical presence could not only prevent a pending US invasion, but could potentially broker lasting peace deals.
It should be no surprise then to see China also willingly filling the void left by a slowly but surely deteriorating superpower. The Middle East Security Forum held in Beijing at the end of November brought together over 200 representatives from both the Middle East and China to discuss Beijing’s “new idea” for the Middle East. READ ALL at RT >>>MORE on the Middle East
General Strike brings France To Standstill As Nation Protests Macron PoliciesToday, in response to calls by unions and activist groups for a nationwide strike, public workers across the country stayed home on Thursday, immobilizing public transit across the country as the first general strike in more than 20 years began.
The main reason for the walkout was President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms (not unlike how a planned – then scrapped – gas tax hike sparked the giles jaunes)... READ ALL >>> catalogue of posts on France
The United Nations may resort to military action against states that defy its mandates on global climate action, according to Ole Wæver, a prominent international relations professor at the University of Copenhagen.
In an interview with ABC News in Australia, Professor Wæver cautions that what he sees as “climate inaction” might draw the U.N. into considering other means to ensure its goals are met, even if that leads to global armed conflict.
Professor Wæver says more resistance to change could potentially threaten democracy although the U.N. would counter that the end justified the means in much the same way countries like Greece had their debt crisis solutions forced on them by European Union bureaucrats in Brussels and Strasbourg.
“The United Nations Security Council could, in principle, tomorrow decide that climate change is a threat to international peace and security,” he says.
“And then it’s within their competencies to decide ‘and you are doing this, you are doing this, you are doing this, this is how we deal with it’.”
He believes classifying climate change as a security issue could leave the door open to more extreme policy responses.
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United Airlines Makes Woman Change Seats Because MUSLIMS Won’t Sit Next to FEMALES
What in the hell is wrong with America?
Women have equal rights here, and some might say MORE than equal rights, unless the men happen to be Muslims.
Watch this video as a California woman, Mary Campos, talks about discrimination by United Airlines to appease two MALE Muslims that did not want to sit next to her.
Orange County mom, Mary Campos, said United Airlines discriminated against her by changing her pre-assigned seat because two Muslim men refused to sit next to a female.
On September 26, 2018, just before Campos got on her pre-booked flight to Houston, a gate agent handed her a new boarding pass, saying, “This is your new seat.”
Campos said, “Excuse me?”.
The agent said, “I don’t know how to tell you this. The two gentlemen seated next to you have cultural beliefs that prevent them from sitting next to, or talking to or communicating with females.” ... READ ALL >>>MORE on Islam and inequality
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Scientists Counter Claims That ‘Meat Is Evil’
by Thomas D Williams, Breitbat Europe
A team of UK scholars have fired back at unscientific claims by PETA and other groups that veganism is a “greener” option that eating meat, insisting that meat has “massive social benefits.”
Speaking at a panel in central London, scientists from the University of Edinburgh and Scotland’s Rural College argued that eating meat is crucial for the physical and mental health of children, especially in developing countries, adding that that alternatives to livestock farming would not improve land use.
“We feel that while livestock production has a range of economic, social and environmental costs and benefits, the costs have perhaps been receiving far more attention recently than some of the benefits,” said Professor Geoff Simm, Director of Global Academy Agriculture and Food Security at the University of Edinburgh.
“Meat has massive social benefits,” Simm said. “It’s an important source of dietary protein, energy, highly bioavailable micronutrients, even small amounts of animal-sourced food have a really important effect on the development of children, in the developing world on their cognitive and physical development and they are really important.”
Simm also said that claims that veganism would benefit land use are not based on serious research, the Telegraph reported ... READ ALL >>>MORE on food fasists Scientists Caught Out In Another Fraud, Red Meat Does Not Cause Cancer
Bansturbators Hidden Agenda - Abolish Meat To Make Way For Grey Goo.
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Sharia Spain: Prosecutor demands prison sentence for man who criticized Islam on Facebook
“The accused, identifying himself by name, posted on his Facebook account messages ‘in which he promoted the animosity, rejection, exclusion, aggression and confrontation against Muslim people, as well as against people of foreign origin, black and gypsy ethnicity.'”
This story fastidiously avoids giving any examples, so we can’t evaluate what was actually said. Since all too often honest analysis of the motivating ideology behind jihad terror is falsely characterized as promoting “animosity, rejection, exclusion, aggression and confrontation against Muslim people,” this could be essentially an imposition of Sharia in Spain. Once a group is beyond criticism, that group is a protected class in society, with a free hand to do what it wishes, however unjust. This kind of ruling is leading to Muslims becoming that protected class in Spain ... READ ALL at Jihad Watch >>>MORE on Islam
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Stockholm: 51% Of Women Feel Unsafe Going Out At Night
A new survey shows that 51 per cent of women in Stockholm, Sweden feel unsafe going out at night, while the number who feel insecure in the daytime has doubled. According to the County Administrative Board’s new citizen survey, more than half of women feel insecure in the evenings while the overall figure who feel unsafe rose from 33 per cent to 44 per cent.
Since 2011, the proportion of citizens who feel unsafe in their own residential area during the daytime almost doubled from 11 per cent to 20 per cent.
“The growing insecurity in Stockholm is also underscored by the fact that more and more county residents are refraining from activities due to concern about being exposed to crime, such as walking, cinema or visiting acquaintances,” the report stated.
34 per cent of county residents now say they have ceased almost all outdoor activity due to fear of crime, compared to 20 per cent who gave the corresponding answer in 2011 ... READ ALL at Zero HedgeSweden Dystopia (omnibus)
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Journalist Andy Ngo Suspended From Twitter Over Tweet at Chelsea Clinton Regarding the Trans Murder Rate
Andy Ngo, the Editor-at-large at The Post Millennial, has been temporarily suspended from Twitter over a tweet at Chelsea Clinton regarding the murder rate of trans people.
Ngo, who is also gay, responded to a tweet by Clinton discussing the fact that over 150 trans people have been murdered in the US since 2013, the majority of whom were black. The journalist had responded pointing out that this is one of the safest nations for trans people and that the majority of the murders have been committed by black men.MORE on LGBT
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UK Cancer Charity: Biological Females Are Now "People With A Cervix"
Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity. Apparently it’s not just women who can have babies…
It all started when a British cancer charity decided to drop the word “women” from their pap smear ad campaign.
It seems that suggesting “women” should get pap smears to test for cervical cancer is discriminatory and not inclusive enough… so the charity instead started advertising to “everyone aged 25-64 with a cervix”.
Lynsey McCarthy Calvert, a professional birth coach and spokeswoman for a nation association of birth coaches in Great Britain, responded with a Facebook post.
She wrote that she was not a “cervix owner,” but rather an “adult human female,” and that “women birth all the people [in the world].”
She was then immediately accused of transphobia by the woke patrol on Facebook, who took offense as Lynsey’s “absolutely disgusting language.”
Apparently it’s “disgusting” to acknowledge your own biological facts. READ FULL STORY >>>MORE ON TRANSGENDER
EU should fear the jihadists it’s backing in Syria, not refugees – Assadfrom RT
In an exclusive interview with RT’s Afshin Rattansi, Syrian President Bashar Assad said it’s hypocrisy for European nations to fear that Ankara will send refugees to Europe, but continue to sponsor terrorism in Syria.
The Syrian leader argued that the primary concern for Europe should not be the Syrian refugees which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now threatens to release to Europe, but the “hundreds of thousands” of jihadists Europe allied itself with.
How can you fear those few millions, the majority of them are moderates and they have few terrorists, while you support those terrorists directly in tens of thousands at least and maybe hundreds of thousands in Syria and you don’t fear that they’re going to go back to your country?
Assad told Afshin Rattansi that while there might be some extremists among those who fled the war-torn country, the majority of the refugees do not pose any acute threat, as opposed to hardened jihadists who may turn on their patrons ...MORE ON SYRIA Contents - this page
First a note from one of our Daily Stirrer contributors: We have been absent from the web for most of October because on the 8th of the month Teresa, the wife of our site owner, editor and webmaster Ian Thorpe, died suddenly when after a long illness she seemed to be improving steadily. As Ian's expertise in attracting traffic to the site and skill as a writer and editor (a role he does not relish,) are vital, we decided to suspend our efforts untik such time as he decided if he wanted to continue.
It has been a few tough years for Ian, who as a disabled person himself was ill equipped to be thrust into the role of carer for his wife, some regular visitors may have noticed the site has been falling apart for a while. It will take a while to get back on track, but we have decided we will carry on, recent events have shown more than ever that publications in any medium that challenge the establishment narrative are desperately needed.
E//v ?Bubble Burst? Tesla's US Sales Crashed An Astonishing 39% In Q3
The release of Tesla's 10-Q this morning has revealed some very unflattering truths behind last week's "stunning"(ly massaged) Q3 earnings report, which prompted a massive short squeeze and a nearly 30% jump in the company's stock since last Thursday.
The company's surprise "profit" disclosed last Wednesday shocked investors and left skeptics of the company befuddled as to how to explain the jarring swing back to "profitability".
Many skeptics suspected that the 10-Q would shine light on variables like warranty reserves, capex and A/P being juked to produce an impressive, yet unsustainable, earnings print.
And while most suspicions were proven accurate with the release of today's 10-Q, there was one truly staggering indicator that far from soaring, Tesla stock - when stripped of all the accounting magic and potential fraud - should be plunging.
Behind all of the fancy financial engineering, Tesla's U.S. sales fell off a cliff to $3.13 billion in the third quarter from $5.13 billion a year earlier. This marks an astonishing 39% drop that would have resulted in the immediate termination of any other auto CEO.READ full story at Zero Hedge
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B***h, please! Banning ‘sexist’ language won’t make sexism disappear, any more than banning racial slurs killed racism
A Massachusetts congressman wants to end sexism by punishing sexist language - specifically the word “b***h” – with fines and even jail. But policing speech doesn't kill the underlying sentiment – that requires real social change.
Massachusetts Democrat Daniel Hunt's bill to ban the “b-word,” fining offenders $150 on the first offense and $200 or six months in prison if they can't stop saying it, sounds like the kind of joke conservatives might make to poke fun at the uber-liberal Bay State. But the bill – titled ‘An act regarding the use of offensive words’ – is real. Worse, any witness to the use of the word can complain.
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Yet again, arrogant Remainers have completely misjudged the mood of the nation
What is it about Leavers that makes us so easy to write off? Is it that we don’t shout and scream, but calmly register our views at the ballot box? Is it because a lot of us live away from London, out of view of Westminster shenanigans? Or perhaps it’s because we tend not to occupy positions of power and influence?
Whatever the reason, for as long as I can recall, we have been underestimated, and dismissed as a mere nuisance to be swatted aside.
Twenty years ago, Eurosceptics argued against Britain joining the Euro. We were right, of course. We saw disaster ahead. But the great and the good, the experts, laughed in our faces, scoffing at our stupidity. Prevailing opinion at the Financial Times was fairly typical. Philip Stephens, chief political columnist, oozed condescendingly about our fears: “Immaturity is the kind explanation” ... READ ALL >>>RELATED POSTS: Brexit-Europe
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What We've Lost To Globalism
A documentary on the decline of small farms and the rural economy in France highlights what we've lost in the decades-long rush to globalize and financialize everything on the planet-- what we call Neoliberalism, the ideology of turning everything into a global market controlled by The Tyranny of Price and cheap credit issued to corporations and banks by central banks.
After Winter, Spring (2012) was made by an American who moved to a small village in the Dordogne region of France to recover something of her childhood on a small Pennsylvania farm.
The farmers--self-described as paysans, peasants in English, (a translation I don't consider entirely accurate, for reasons too complex to go into here)-- describe the financial difficulties of earning enough to survive without outside jobs.
One young farmer who is taking over the family dairy from his aging parents encapsulates the economic reality of small farms: in the 1960s, they had 3 or 4 cows, now they have 100, but their income is the same.
Corporate mega-farms can produce huge quantities of agricultural products of questionable quality because they have the scale, access to cheap credit and expertise to deal with the voluminous bureaucratic paperwork imposed by the EU and the French government. (One slip-up on a form and you're sunk if you're a one- or two-person operation.)READ ALL at Two Minds blog RELATED POSTS:
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The Coup Has Begun – The Empire Strikes Back Everywhereby Tom Lun>go There are no coincidences in politics. Everything happens on a particular schedule. So when I see a day as crazy as today I have to ask the question, “Why this, why now?” Look at the headlines and you’ll see what I’m talking about. All of these things happened since I woke up at 7:30am Monday morning in Florida: The British Supreme Court just arrogated unprecedented power to itself by inserting itself into any dispute between the Government and Parliament. This upends more than 300 years of constitutional process. The Democrats have announced they will pursue impeachment charges against President Trump because an unverified, hearsay whistleblower made a complaint about a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski. Impeachment odds soared overnight as someone was tipped off about the Democrats’ plan. [...] This feels to me like a multi-level coup against those that dare stand athwart the global power structure. Both British and American leadership institutions are under sincere attack with these moves. The not-so-subtle message is, “We own you. We are in control and always will be.” Your champions will be harassed until they are completely neutered and bereft of any ability to implement the changes you want. READ FULL ARTICLE at Gold, Goats & Guns MORE on Conspiracy stuff
Technology was supposed to make us more capable. Instead it has made us scarily dependent
The promise of technology, we were once told, is to liberate us to achieve our true potential. But it’s becoming clear that our current technological direction is only making us hopelessly dependent on technology.
For much of post-industrial-revolution human history, technology has been synonymous with progress, held up as the key toward liberating humanity from life’s daily drudgery. Technology has promised to make things easier and elevate the species. But much technology emerging today has only increased our dependence on technology by rendering obsolete many of the skills we once relied upon.Contents - this page
Tesla, Musk Omitted Key Aspects Of SolarCity Acquisition From Ernst & Young, Shareholder Lawsuit Claims
Newly unsealed court documents published by PlainSite on Monday reveal that shareholders are accusing Tesla of improperly valuing its acquisition of SolarCity, providing "flawed analysis and misleading investors", according to CNBC. They also allege that Tesla withheld key information about its acquisition of SolarCity from Ernst & Young.
The lawsuit was filed in 2016 and is one of the more notable legal actions proceeding against Tesla and Elon Musk, who also face lawsuits regarding solar panel fires and Autopilot deaths - in addition to the ongoing defamation lawsuit by Vern Unsworth.
Tesla commented that the allegations lodged against it are: "...based on the claims of plaintiff’s lawyers looking for a payday, and are not representative of our shareholders who support our mission and ultimately voted in favor of the acquisition."
The company continued, stating: “The accusations made in the plaintiff’s brief are false and misleading, as Tesla and SolarCity published all material information in its proxy and other public filings for all shareholders to consider before deciding on the transaction.READ FULL ARTICLE at Zero Hedge Contents - this page
European Carmakers Face Perfect Storm
Picture: Zero HedgeAuthored by Irina Slav via OilPrice.com,
European carmakers are facing what could turn out to be a major crisis cooked up by EU regulators, and it’s all about EVs and emissions. The former are supposed to help solve the problem with the latter, but the likelihood of success is uncertain because there are literally millions of variables: car buyers.
The EU has been enforcing emission caps on cars since 2012. Until this year, this cap has been an average of 130 grams of CO2 per kilometer for all new passenger cars. Beginning next year, however, this would be reduced further to 95 grams of CO per km. In fuel consumption, the 130 g/km cap corresponds to an average 5.6 liters of gasoline per 100 km while the 95 g/km cap corresponds to 4.1 liters per 100 km.
Europe’s big carmakers are lining up the EVs. Volkswagen alone is planning four new EV models for 2020, after earlier this month it unveiled its first mass production affordable EV, the ID3. More models should be coming from the top carmaker in the next few years and its rivals will not be sitting idly by. Everyone who makes cars in Europe has an electric lineup… but there are no guarantees that people will want to buy those cars.READ MORE >>>
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