⚡️ The Archive Flashbacks: “So I would advise the people of Texas and Mississippi to just abide by the public health measures that we talk about all the time.

Uniform wearing of masks, physical distancing, avoiding congregate settings, particularly indoors, washing your hands frequently, we just have to keep doing that because we know it works.”

Fauci is not the only federal official to have chided state decisions to withdraw public health measures at this stage of pandemic.

Speaking to the media on March 3, President Joe Biden dismissed the decisions as “neanderthal thinking.” He said it was “critical” that Americans continue to wear masks, socially distance, and wash their hands.

“I know you all know that. I wish the heck some of our elected officials knew it,” he said.

Mississippi’s Reeves hit back at Biden on Twitter, writing: “Mississippians don’t need handlers. As numbers drop, they can assess their choices and listen to experts. I guess I just think we should trust Americans, not insult them.”

Individual businesses may still require the wearing of face masks even in states where the law does not.

In a statement explaining the lifting of the mask mandate in Texas, governor Abbott’s office said nearly 5.7 million vaccine shots had been administered to Texans as of March 2. The state is estimated to have a population of nearly 30 million. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

#Video: #China Paralyzes By Panic As Millions Struggle To Buy Groceries

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Over 13 million people are under strict stay-at-home orders in China as the country struggles to contain the spread of new virus infections ahead of the Winter Olympics. The city of Xi’an, in northwest China, is entering its second week of lockdown, and millions of residents are running out of food, medicine, and other essential supplies. The chaotic situation looks a lot like the 70-day Wuhan lockdown back in the spring of 2020, when millions of Chinese citizens were prohibited to leave their homes and were left without access to basic resources for weeks.

Authorities have enacted sweeping measures with an intensity and on a scale rarely seen since Wuhan, as Beijing sticks to its zero-tolerance policy and prepares for the international sporting event that starts in February. The city has been on total lockdown ever since, and its 13 million residents are only allowed to leave once every few days to buy essential goods and get tested. But conditions have been exceedingly painful for many locals, who haven’t received any sort of aid to get food and medical supplies as the city life grinds to a halt.

The government said that local officials would deliver free food to residents in sealed areas, but a large number of people still face difficulties getting daily necessities. Many other desperate Xi’an residents have resorted to Weibo social media platform to complain about order delays and to call for help with getting other medical care. Hundreds of thousands of online food orders have reportedly gone undelivered, and some people exposed on the social media platform that in the few grocery stores that are still open, there has been a panic buying of food staples and household products, despite the government saying new supplies would be brought in soon.

The Chinese government admitted that due to “low staff attendance and difficulties in logistics and distribution” there have been significant problems in providing essential supplies to several areas of the city. Meanwhile, Xi’an citizens are also being affected by disruptions in health services. Since all resources have been diverted to deal with the new wave of infections, many have completely lost access to medical care. Several facilities have stopped accepting new or transferred patients, resulting in a worrying backlog of untreated patients. Many kidney disease patients, who urgently need treatment, are now in an extremely delicate situation. Others, who also suffer from chronic illnesses, have been “begging for help online”.

To make things even worse, the new measures are raising the specter of further disruptions to an already stressed global supply chain. Several factories are being shut down and two of the world’s biggest chipmakers are warning that the new restrictions and strict lockdowns are hampering their operations and aggravating supply chain problems. On Wednesday, Samsung said that it was forced to temporarily shut down operations in Xi’an, which is also a major industrial hub of the country. “Any slowdown in the production risks worsening the global chip shortage, an ongoing crisis that has limited the supply of everything from iPhones to new cars,” it said in a note. Similarly, the American chipmaker Micron also said that Xi’an’s lockdown is impacting the production of its DRAM memory chips, which are used in computers, as the company has had to reduce its workforce at the site.

If restrictions start being introduced at ports again, American consumers are going to be particularly hard hit. “The rising infections may lead to shutdowns at Ningbo and some other ports in China, adding to congestion and cargo backlogs,” a source from a logistics company told S&P Global Platts, an analytics firm. “This is only the beginning — the first quarter of 2022 is going to be a complete wreck.” “The global supply chain recovery relies on China,” explained Atul Vashistha, CEO of Supply Wisdom, a New York-based risk intelligence company. “That’s an alarming and troubling truth considering China’s centricity to the supply chain. While it may be a sound public health policy, China’s zero-tolerance covid policy makes supply chain matters worse.”

As China termed the new virus surge as “the biggest national threat” at the moment, more restrictions may soon be imposed all over the country. We’re effectively starting 2022 with the threat of further disruptions to our supply chains, more empty shelves, rising prices, and widespread panic on global markets. This is going to be another exceedingly challenging year, and the problems we faced in 2020 and 2021 will be nothing compared to what we are about to witness.

Old Parliament House in #Australia BURNED! #Vax #Protesters Warn: Current One is Next

Direct confrontation with the government of Australia broke out this morning as freedom-loving Australians set fire to that country’s Old Parliament House over tyrannical COVID-19 infringements upon freedom, and coerced/forced vaccines. As Old Parliament House Burned, protesters warned, “the present one is next.”

Protesters out front say they government has become pure tyranny with regard to an outbreak of “COVID-19” and needs to realize they can be forcibly overthrown if they don’t stop their COVID nonsense.

People in Australia have been locked in their homes off and on for over a year, for a virus outbreak that has a survival rate of 99.7%. No different than a nasty Flu outbreak.

Moreover, Australia imposed Vaccine passports, which forbid citizens from eating out in restaurants, going into gyms, attending sporting events, and in some cases, forbid them from going into supermarkets to buy food.

Said one protester, “If government doesn’t stop this tyranny, we’ll burn down the present Parliament house and hang the elected officials by their necks as they run out of the burning building.” ► Check This Out Here!!

US Has Hundreds of Ready-Made Prison Camps

While Australia is building its second camp, the U.S. already has 800 FEMA camps ready for action. As reported by AMG News:12

“FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state and thus will head up all operations … The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby.

The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.”

The article goes on to list the many executive orders that can work together to suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, effectively allowing government to seize control over all aspects of life, from food production and transportation to communications and health care functions.

There’s even an executive order that allows the government to mobilize civilians into “work brigades” to carry out whatever functions are deemed necessary, and one that allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate entire communities. To find the FEMA camp nearest you, check out the state listings in the AMG News article.13 Most states have three or more. ► Check This Out Here!!

#Australia Among the First to Test Medical Imprisonment Model

If you think being tossed into a prison camp without cause or recourse is impossible — after all, this is the United States of America, the land of the free, home of the brave — think again. Australia, another shining star of democracy, has backslidden into totalitarianism at a speed that has everyone’s head spinning.

The Australian government has gone full speed ahead, building a massive COVID quarantine camp, complete with barbed wire fences, guards and video surveillance. Once you’re in, you can’t just waltz out whenever you want to. In the video above, Hayley Hodgson describes what it was like to be detained and transferred to a COVID internment camp, even though she wasn’t sick.

Video surveillance placed her with a friend who had tested positive. They ran her license plate to retrieve her address and showed up at her house, telling her she had to quarantine. Even if you test negative, you still have to spend 14 days in a quarantine camp if you’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. If you refuse, you’re fined $5,000 and forcibly taken there by police anyway.

“You feel like you’re in prison … It’s inhumane what they’re doing,” she says. “You are so small. They just overpower you. You’re literally nothing. It’s like, ‘You do what we say, or … we’ll lock you up for longer.’”

If someone can threaten to extend your stay in this “health hotel,” just what kind of medicine are we dealing with? Clearly, this is a prison model, not a health care model. When have you ever been in a hospital and the nurse tells you, “If you don’t eat your pudding, we’re keeping you here another three months”? ► Check This Out Here!!

Backlash Over #Biden’s Callousness

As reported by MSN’s Claire Goforth,1 the “prediction” didn’t go over well with the public. “Most people hate it. They feel it’s callous and cruel,” Goforth said, quoting a number of Twitter responses, including one from John D. Davidson:

“If you wanted to make half the country hate the administration and resist its edicts and advice, it would be hard to come up with a better strategy than this.”

A Twitter user by the name Martyr Made noted, “The aggressive Us/Them language in this White House message is insane.”2 Olivia Nuzzi, a Washington, D.C., reporter for New York Magazine tweeted, “Who is this for? Unvaccinated Americans are not going to be persuaded by messaging like this.”3

White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain defended Biden saying “we have a duty to warn people what they are facing if unvaccinated.”4 But from my perspective, the rub is that they continue to pretend that lies are truth and truth is lies. Everything is upside-down, and many are rejecting this “winter of woe” message for the simple fact that they know the opposite is true.

If we are to go by actual science and data, the warning Biden issued should have gone out to the vaccinated, because everything points to the double and triple jabbed being at increased risk for infection, especially with the Omicron variant.

One reason for this is because the COVID jab reprograms your innate and adaptive immune systems, causing immune depletion.5 Data also show that the more heavily “vaccinated” a population is, the higher the case rate gets.6 And even this fails to account for the massive increase risk of dying from the jab or becoming permanently disabled, as many jabbed millions have already suffered. ► Check This Out Here!!

#Video: #Russian ”SU-30” Fighter Jet Hit US Arleigh Burke Destroyer!

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#Video: Inside #Australia’s #Covid internment camp

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Hayley Hodgson, 26, moved to Darwin from Melbourne to escape the never-ending lockdowns — only to find herself locked up in a Covid Internment Camp without even having the virus.

She’s just returned from a 14-day detention at Howard Springs, the 2000-capacity Covid camp outside Darwin to which regional Covid cases are transported by the authorities. In an exclusive interview with Freddie Sayers, she recounted her experiences.

Read the full article here: https://unherd.com/thepost/inside-aus…

Listen to the podcast version: https://shows.acast.com/lockdowntv-wi…

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00:00 – 01:53 – Introduction
01:53 – 05:38 – How did Hayley end up in Howard Springs, Australia’s COVID camp?
05:38 – 07:18 – “Get in the COVID cab or get a $5,000 fine”
07:18 – 09:54 – Hayley arrives at Howard Springs
09:54 – 12:31 – Australia’s COVID camps threaten Hayley with a fine
12:31 – 13:04 – Hayley is offered Valium for the distress caused by the camp
13:04 – 14:45 – Hayley has lost her job because of her stay at Howard Springs
14:45 – 16:29 – What is happening to Australia?
16:29 – 18:31 – What’s next for Hayley after her stay at the COVID camp?
18:31 – 19:33 – Escape from Victoria: Inmates flee Howard Springs
19:33 – 20:16 – Concluding thoughts


#Australia #Covid19 #Omicron

#Video: #China Is Panic Buying For The Coming #Famine, But The U.S. Is Taking A Completely Different Approach

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We’re living in an era when scarcity continues to aggravate all over the world. Global food supplies are at alarmingly low levels while prices keep reaching new highs with each passing month. Extreme weather events and ravaging natural disasters have been affecting food production all across the planet, and the health crisis has undoubtedly pushed global supply chains over the edge. The situation is incredibly chaotic right now, and every time the supply chain crisis seems to be easing a new disruption emerges to take things back to square one. As a consequence, the UN is warning that the world is currently battling the worst hunger crisis in this century, and conditions are expected to get even worse in 2022. Unfortunately, this tragic crisis is far from ending. For a very long time, experts and economists have been sounding the alarm about global trends that indicated we were heading toward a terrifying global famine, and this is where we are now.

That’s why we have been relentlessly stressing the importance of getting prepared for the challenges ahead and sharing the insights of experts that know the food industry from within. Apparently, the Chinese government is already aware that we’re on the verge of a massive food crisis and they can see what is coming next. China has always been very concerned about preparing in advance for potential adversities. For that reason, officials have decided that that now is the time to hoard food, energy supplies, and other commodities. In fact, a recent article published by Nikkei Asia revealed that the Chinese government is hoarding food on an unprecedented scale. All over the country, government officials are issuing stockpiling orders for grains and other food supplies. And the amount of food that they are stockpiling right now is simply staggering. New data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture exposed that China is about to have 69 percent of the globe’s maize reserves by the end of the first half of crop year 2022, as well as 60 percent of its rice, and 51 percent of its wheat.

If things spiral out of control in 2022 or beyond, the Chinese government will have enough food supplies in their reserves for the entire population. Meanwhile, here in America, our government is taking a completely different approach. Once again, our leaders are failing to assess the severity of the problem. In the past, we did have programs in which the U.S. government stockpiled significant amounts of food to ensure supplies in times of crisis, but all of those programs have been terminated in recent years. Our current strategy is to let agricultural surpluses perish and go to waste ‘not to disrupt trade flows and prices in the global market’ — which is as insane as it sounds.

Today, all we have are some seeds, a very limited amount of food, water, generators, and other commodities purchased for aid programs that are widely scattered across several distribution centers around the country. That’s why we all should start building our own reserves while we still can because it is safe to say that our leaders aren’t going to help us get out of a crisis like this. At this point, we can already see that food prices continue to climb higher with each passing day. Food inflation is a serious issue affecting millions of Americans. Over 24 million households reported facing food insecurity this year as prices rose to the highest level in decades.

According to a UN report, global food prices soared more than 30 percent over the past 20 months, the highest ever recorded in nearly four decades. The increase was partly driven by strong demand and worse than expected harvests. As global food supplies get tighter and tighter and production collapses due to supply chain problems and climate change, we have seen supermarkets and grocery stores all around the world struggling to keep their shelves fully stocked throughout this entire year. Don’t be caught off guard when hunger crises start to erupt all over the world. The Chinese government is already working hard to prepare for that time, while the U.S. government is letting our economic conditions go from bad to worse. So if you’re hoping our leaders will come to our rescue when things go downhill, you’re going to be bitterly disappointed.

He agreed without qualification.

Jan 17, 2022
Jim Nash

In written testimony to the committee, Wainstein said he saw the I&A operating under “a dual mission of protecting both national security and civil liberties.” It would not succeed unless its staff could balance the missions.

(On the state level, New Jersey’s acting attorney general is looking for enlightenment on this balancing act by inviting residents to post their thoughts on the state’s web site.)

Gillibrand said the federal government continues to expand the roles of facial recognition systems and who can wield them.

Wainstein told the panel that while he has a long history of working in law enforcement sections of the federal government, he most recently was working as an attorney in the private sector and, so, was not deeply informed about the ethics of facial recognition.

He said he is aware of bias concerns and would implement careful safeguards for any operations that involve facial recognition.

The topic is not a side track for I&A. Indiscriminate use of cameras pointed at people in public, semi-public and private places is growing, and making activists out of citizens who feel tracked for no legitimate reason. Others feel their biometric identifiers, including their faces, are captured for unknown purposes without consent. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

#Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger had a great big sad about the news, explaining,

Doktor Zoom
January 15, 2015 05:05 PM

This is precisely what the Freedom From Religion people want. They want to get rid of religion, and that’s their strategy. And everybody’s played into the strategy. It’s unfortunate.

Or maybe — and this is a really tough concept to grasp, we understand — they simply think that religion is a fine thing to happen in a church, rather than in a public school.

Children feeling deprived of the chance to receive a copy of the Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities can find it online, even if the schools aren’t handing it out. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

#UK independent border #biometrics report draws Home Office response

Jan 17, 2022
Alessandro Mascellino

15 recommendations concerning ePassport biometrics and gates

The United Kingdom’s Home Office has published an official response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report on biometrics and automated systems used at international borders.

In the ‘An Inspection of ePassport Gates’ report, Chief Inspector David Neal focuses on five different areas and issues 15 separate recommendations based on an analysis conducted between June 2020 and January 2021.

In particular, the inspection focuses on identifying vulnerable passengers at the gates, as well as assessing the amount of resources, training, and data required and delivered to manage the gate operation.

It also measures stakeholder engagement and the impact of the expansion of gates to nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States (collectively referred to as B5JSSK2 nationals) and uses the knowledge gained from the current operation of the gates to offer guidance on future plans for the border. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

However that isn’t what WAC 246-100-040 says. Rather it says.

Posted by: Jim Patrick
January 9, 2022

At his or her sole discretion, a local health officer may issue an emergency detention order causing a person or group of persons to be immediately detained for purposes of isolation or quarantine in accordance with subsection (3) of this section, or may petition to the superior court ex parte for an order to take the person or group of persons into involuntary detention for the purposes of isolation or quarantine in accordance with subsection (4) of this section…[emphasis added]

Hopefully some day, America will have its own version of the Nuremburg trials and scum such as Jay Inslee will pay the price. Our Founding Fathers must be rolling in their graves. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

“Any provider found writing medical exemptions is at risk for being investigated.

Posted by: Jim Patrick
January 9, 2022

State medical investigators will often ignore medical history, charge providers with disseminating ‘disinformation/misinformation,’ and be deemed unfit to have a medical license.”

Miller said Washington state “has prioritized launching investigations into any practitioner that is courageous enough to properly care for their patients,” while noting that any diversion from the CDC guidelines, “they are at high risk of losing their license and livelihood.”

The health board’s meeting to discuss the proposal is being held over a Zoom call rather than in person. That hasn’t stopped a number of people from pressuring two Republican members of the board to do the right thing.

Meanwhile, Washingtons Fuehrer, Inslee is said to be assembling a so-called “strike team” which would be in charge of running the concentration camps. Oh, they’re called “quarantine facilities,” but let’s face facts…aside from the gas chambers, and some other details, they’re not all that much different than Auschwitz. Put it this way, a lot closer to Auschwitz than January 6, 2021. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

A #Washington-based physician’s assistant, Scott Miller had his medical license pulled in October after he provided some 2,000 critically-ill patients with #Ivermectin, #vitamins and other therapeutics for the #virus.

Posted by: Jim Patrick
January 9, 2022

Miller is concerned about the number of innocent people who will have to leave Washington if the so-called “emergency” legislation is passed.

“I was up at 5:30 this morning. I got a call from a woman in Ohio whose husband is day eight [Covid-infected] just crying asking me, ‘Can you please help, we are desperate.’

It is devastating knowing that I could have easily treated him as I had hundreds of people outside Washington prior to the emergency suspension of my license for prescribing life-saving therapeutics,” Miller said.

Miller noted that he has reached out to providers across the country asking their help in saving innocent lives, and noted that state medical investigators should probe why hundreds of thousands of Americans go to the hospital and never return home.

“Supplemental oxygen and six milligrams of Dexamethasone has proven to be a catastrophic failure in mitigating acute respiratory distress syndrome. Yet, that is the primary treatment protocol across the country, even as patients decompensate and are statistically condemned to mechanical ventilation.”

Miller was even more concerned about forcing such a mandate as forced vaccinations on children, noting that if a “local health department official deems you to be out of compliance, you can be detained against your will.

He called the measure “the most reprehensible overreach of emergency power I have ever seen out of everything that has been imposed on us.”

Miller further complained that the same people who make the rules “go out to dinner with their friends without masks and get on planes and fly to vacations…but they don’t adhere to these mandates. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

Leader of #Poland’s ruling conservative party declares #EU treaties are dead

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The ruling party president also declared the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as the bloc’s new legislator

The president of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland, Jarosław Kaczyński, has claimed that EU treaties are no longer applicable in Europe, declaring the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as the bloc’s new legislator.

Kaczyński made the remarks during an interview with the Gazeta Polska newspaper, where he was quizzed on the extent to which EU treaties still existed in practice.

“It can be said that European institutions have radically rejected the treaties,” Poland’s deputy prime minister told the publication.

“Treaties in the EU have ceased to apply and the Court of Justice of the EU has become the new legislator,” he added.

Poland’s relationship with the bloc’s judiciary has deteriorated in recent times following the court’s recent imposition of fines amounting to €1.5 million per day against the member state for failing to adhere to its rulings.

Poland has been ordered to pay €500,000 per day for failing to shut down its Turów open-pit coal mine, in addition to €1 million per day for choosing not to disband a judicial disciplinary panel.

Kaczyński stressed that Poland would reject any proposals from Brussels to expand the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). Recently, the European Commission had proposed to introduce similar green regulations for fuel, construction materials and agriculture, but also has a plan to create its own fund and transfer money to it from the majority of newly-introduced taxes.

“Poland’s position is clear: there is no permission for this from us and there will never be. That’s it,” the ruling party’s president affirmed.

Kaczyński also rejected the notion that Poland could U-turn and support ETS expansion in exchange for the release of capital from the bloc’s recovery fund, which is currently being held up by the European Commission.

“First of all, blocking payments to Poland from the National Recovery Plan is completely illegal. There is no substantial or legal basis for it. It is an illegal activity which violates rule of law and simple honesty,” he said.

Kaczyński explained that Poland would refuse such an offer because the consequences of expanding the Emissions Trading System would be catastrophic for Poles, the Polish economy and the budgets of Polish families.

“The offer could be described this way: ‘I will give you 100,000 złotys (€21,618), but you give me 1 million in exchange.’ No one sane would even consider this,” he added. ► Check This Out Here!!

Is #Washington State looking to detain residents in 2022 version of internment camps? Sure looks that way.

Posted by: Jim Patrick
January 9, 2022

OLYMPIA, WA Remember when Adolf Hitler had people whom he believed to be inferior put in concentration camps?

How about when Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt had Japanese-Americans forcibly removed from their homes and placed in internment camps? Hitler and Roosevelt, meet Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

According to Gateway Pundit, Washington State is looking to amend a state law which would allow the state to involuntarily detain state residents as young as 5-years-old in what amount to COVID-19 internment camps for failure to comply with the state’s vaccine mandates.

Under WAC 246-100-040, it provides a revision to include COVID 19 protocol under that state’s Communicable and Certain Other Diseases Act which outlines “Procedures for isolation or quarantine.”

Under the measure, local health officials would be given “at his or her sole discretion” the ability to “issue an emergency detention order causing a person or group of persons to be immediately detained for purposes of isolation or quarantine.” This is absolutely chilling.

The bill would require health officers provide documentation verifying that unvaccinated residents subject to detention have “denied requests for medial examination, testing, treatment, counseling, vaccination, decontamination of persons or animals, isolation, quarantine and inspection and closure of facilities” prior to forcing such people into confinement in quarantine facilities.

There is no provision in the measure for any type of hearing or due process. This seems to be a clear violation of the United States Constitution. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

#Putin repeated past Kremlin assertions that the United States had placed missile systems on #Russia’s border.

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He appeared to be referring to the anti-missile Aegis Ashore systems that the United States has deployed to NATO allies Romania and Poland in recent years. Washington has insisted that the systems are needed to defend Europe against threats from Iran’s missiles, and are ineffective against Russia’s arsenal.

“Were we the ones who placed missiles next to the U.S. borders?” Putin said, responding to another question. “No. It is the U.S. with its missiles who came to our home and are on the threshold of our home. … Is it an unusual demand? Do not place any more assault systems next to our home? What is unusual about it?”

Responding to an earlier question, Putin appeared to give a positive signal regarding proposed upcoming talks between Russia, the United States, and possibly other Western allies.

U.S. and Russian diplomats are tentatively scheduled to meet for new talks, reportedly in Geneva, sometime after the New Year.

“We have so far seen a positive reaction,” he said. “Our U.S. partners told us that they are ready to begin this discussion, these talks, at the very start of next year.”

“I hope that’s how it will all play out,” he said.

The news conference is one of three carefully orchestrated, nationally televised public events that Putin holds almost every year as part of an effort to showcase his dominance of Russia’s political life.

Many observers were watching this year’s event for clues as to the Kremlin’s intentions on Ukraine and the prospect of war — a subject that has dominated headlines in the West for weeks now.

In recent weeks, the United States, NATO, and Kyiv have raised the alarm over around 100,000 Russian troops deployed near the border with Ukraine and in the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula.

U.S. officials have said Moscow is planning for a possible military offensive that, if it happens, could come within weeks.

But the topic of Ukraine or a possible new war was the focus of just three questions over the course of the event, which concluded just short of four hours, with around 40 questions asked in all, mostly by Russian journalists.

The Russian demands, released publicly on December 17, call for prohibiting NATO from expanding further to the east and leaving Ukraine and several other countries as buffer states with limited sovereignty when it comes to military affairs. ► Check This Out Here!!

The #UK’s new Information Commissioner could continue to change the #internet, metaverse for all

Jan 17, 2022
Frank Hersey

The UK’s new Information Commissioner, John Edwards, has taken the helm for a five-year term, succeeding Elizabeth Denham. Edwards has called for respect for privacy, and committed to making it easy for firms to be respectful as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) eyes up a particularly weighty to-do list for 2022.

The ICO’s Age Appropriate Design Code had a global impact on internet giants last year and the tasks at hand could continue to be of global significance. While at home, campaigners are threatening the regulator with legal action and the remit of the ICO itself is still in question as its scope widens across biometrics. And it has a large backlog of cases it has still to investigate, reports the Campaign for Freedom of Information.

“Privacy is a right not a privilege. In a world where our personal data can drive everything from the healthcare we receive to the job opportunities we see, we all deserve to have our data treated with respect,” says Edwards in his statement on beginning the new job.

The former New Zealand barrister and Privacy Commissioner says his role is to “work with those to whom we entrust our data so they are able to respect our privacy with ease whilst still reaping the benefits of data-driven innovation. I also want to empower people to understand and influence how they want their data to be used, and to make it easy for people to access remedies if things go wrong.”

In a separate communication from the ICO, Edwards notes the importance of the UK’s data protection community and businesses which must adhere to (and pay to register for) data handling provision: “I hope our relationship can be symbiotic: the ICO can offer you support, tools and advice to make your job easier, and in turn you can share your expertise from the front-line to help my office be more effective.” ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

Trulioo appoints new CPO to further product roadmap, expands in #Ireland

Jan 17, 2022
Ayang Macdonald

Trulioo has appointed veteran product management expert Michael Ramsbacker as its new chief product officer, to add to a series of executive hires aimed at pushing ahead the company’s digital ID market growth pursuits.

The new appointee will oversee the launch of new digital identity verification solutions via Trulioo GlobalGateway. He is also expected to focus on developing intelligent workflow systems to maximize verification rates while optimizing user experience.

The former Vice President for Product Management at Mitek Systems will equally handle product plans which include the development of security features that factor in different biometric modalities and fraud signals that will help in the continuous evaluation of an identity’s trust and safety score.

Ramsbacker is credited for having led a global product strategy and roadmap development for the Mitek Systems’ digital identity portfolio which included biometric authentication and document verification. Prior to this role, he had served as Vice President of Product Management at Epsilon.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Michael to Trulioo. His immense product management acumen and industry experience in successfully deploying solutions globally will help catalyze the Trulioo product roadmap and ensure we continue meeting the diverse needs of our global customer base,” says Trulioo CEO Steve Munford.

Speaking on his appointment, the new CPO comments: “I look forward to contributing to and expanding the game-changing digital identity verification solutions at Trulioo as digital transformation continues to accelerate across the globe. The team at Trulioo is collectively working towards the goal of ensuring nobody is left behind in the digital economy, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this mission.” ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

📷️ The Archive ⚡️ Flashbacks ⚡️: #Hunter #Biden’s child support case with ex-stripper finalized by judge

By Elizabeth Rosner
Priscilla DeGregory
March 12, 2020

Hunter Biden’s child support agreement with a former stripper was finalized by a judge Thursday, a day before a public hearing in the case was set to go forward, according to court papers.

The settlement’s finalization between Hunter and Lunden Alexis Roberts, an ex-stripper whom he shares a 17-month-old child with, comes two days before he was set to show up in a Little Rock, Arkansas court and as his dad Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has been gaining momentum.

The son of the former Vice President reached an agreement with Roberts after a judge denied his bid to postpone his deposition and hearing this week because he said it would be “unsafe” to travel during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Hunter, 50, will have to pay an undisclosed amount of monthly child support and must provide healthcare coverage for the baby, according to the redacted agreement signed by an Arkansas judge.

Hunter’s lawyer Brent Langdon said, “the judge has approved the final order and the case has been resolved. There is no hearing tomorrow.”

Last month, Hunter — who is expecting his fifth child with 32-year-old Melissa Cohen Biden — asked that his deposition be postponed until April, after key debates in his father’s presidential campaign.

At the time, Langdon said it would “only ignites media attention and awareness,” with the intent to “annoy, embarrass, oppress” him.

Robert’s lawyer did not immediately return a request for comment. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

📷️ The Archive ⚡️ Flashbacks ⚡️: #Turkey’s Ulterior Motives In #Syrian #Church Restoration

08/01/2021
Syria
(International Christian Concern)

Turkey’s work to restore churches in Syria has been met with distrust and accusations of ulterior motives. The Turkish Ministry of Defense recently lauded its restoration and maintenance work on the Syriac Orthodox Church of Mar Tuma in Ras al-Ain. However, critics link Turkey’s involvement with the local church to a desire to promote a better image to the West.

In mid-July, International Christian Concern (ICC) and many other organizations participated in the International Religious Freedom Summit, which included discussions on Turkey’s religious freedom violations. This includes Turkey’s expulsion of Christian minorities and destruction of churches, restrictions and harsh rhetoric from Turkish-backed factions, as well as Turkey’s actions at home and in Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, Libya, Iraq, and Cyprus. Key issues were announced ahead of the summit, after which Turkey appears to be promoting itself as a protector of minorities.

“Turkey will not be able to change this image, which requires assiduous work, not just empty gestures. Religious freedoms are not limited to building and renovating churches, but rather require guaranteeing the rights and freedoms…Turkey’s restoration and maintenance of churches will neither change its policy toward religion nor make it a state of freedom and democracy,” said the nonprofit, Syrian Christians for Peace.

Turkey’s portrayed actions of protecting the Christian minority go against years of pressure against the community, including the arrest and imprisonment of a priest who was accused of serving PKK members at a monastery. Ras al-Ain once was home to more than 210 Christian families prior to 2012. Now only 14 Christians remain, after several fleeing a second time after the Turkish-led Operation Peace Spring in October 2019. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

📷️ The Archive ⚡️ Flashbacks ⚡️: An #Egyptian Girl’s Perspective: Hope for A Brighter Future

08/01/2021
Washington D.C.
(International Christian Concern)

Life for Christians is not easy in Egypt. Despite being home to one of the largest Christian populations in the Middle East, a system of societal persecution prevails as they are often treated as third-class citizens in nearly all aspects of life, whether it be in work, education, and most infamously, in the Egyptian justice system especially in instances of sectarian violence. Even children and their education are not left unscathed.

In a rural community like where Hope House exists, quality public education is scarce already, but the attitude of many traditional parents regarding their daughters’ education can also be an obstacle. When poverty is the rule, work at home for the women and work outside the home for the men is the standard, no matter the age. Girls are under scrutiny from their parents not to appear improper, gain the minimal amount of education necessary, focusing rather on developing homemaking skills to make suitable brides.

Karen Magdy, one of the Hope House attendees, told ICC, “I have to help my mother to prepare bread dough then bake the bread.” Oftentimes, the older girls in a family bear the burden of responsibilities, and the youngest in the family is required to do little. Another girl named Weza, who participates in the child sponsorship program, said, “I do the housework because my mom has a herniated disc and my sister is married. I’m the only girl in the house so I’m making lunch and dinner.” ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

#Video: Dr. Robert Malone: Latest Disease Spreading Across #China an “Ebola-Like Hemorrhagic Fever Virus”

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Rumble — Dr. Robert Malone joined Steve Bannon on The War Room to discuss the latest viral outbreak in China. The communist regime is hiding the nature and spread of this latest disease. Dr. Malone says, “They are using language that this is a hemorrhagic fever virus. If that’s the case then it would be very odd that this would be something caused by the Coronavirus. That terminology is usually used for viruses in the family of ebola. So this is something that many people have feared is the development of a rapidly spreading ebola-like hemorrhagic fever virus. But we have not knowledge of whether that is going on here or not.”

#Psaki gets sarcastic on bitter day: White House could just do ‘bunny rabbits and ice cream’

By Jon Brown
Fox News

Confronted with setbacks, press secretary says the White House is not a place to try easy things

White House press secretary Jen Psaki deployed a colorful bit of sarcasm Thursday in response to a question regarding the setbacks that continue to pile up for the Biden administration.

It was a bitter day for the White House that saw the Supreme Court block President Biden’s corporate vaccine mandate and moderate Democrat senators reject a change to the filibuster needed to pass election overhaul legislation, a centerpiece of Biden’s agenda. Bloomberg reporter Justin Sink suggested to Psaki that “things seem like they are going pretty poorly right now” for the administration.

The comment drew a retort from Psaki, who said the business of the White House was difficult, and it was not the president’s job to propose frivolous, easy things.

With mention of Biden’s blocked legislative agenda, largely unsuccessful diplomatic talks with Russia, record-high inflation and soaring cases of COVID-19, Psaki was asked at what point the White House would assess that changes must be made internally.

Psaki pointed to millions of vaccinated Americans, job growth and low unemployment rates. She went on to say the administration has rebuilt alliances around the world.

Psaki blamed Biden’s stalled legislative agenda on the Democrats’ small margin in the Senate but pointed out how the president was able to get a COVID relief bill and an infrastructure bill passed.

“We could certainly propose legislation to see if people support bunny rabbits and ice cream, but that wouldn’t be very rewarding to the American people,” Psaki said, emphasizing that work in the White House is challenging.

“So the president’s view is we’re going to keep pushing for hard things, and we’re going to keep pushing the boulders up the hill to get it done,” she added.

Psaki’s comments come as Biden’s approval hit a new low of 33%, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll conducted Jan. 7-10 and released Wednesday. Biden’s approval is down three points from Quinnipiac’s previous survey, which was conducted in November, with disapproval remaining unchanged. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

#Video: #Russia tried to shoot down #UK Fighter Jet with Krasukha-4!

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#Video: #Palestinian PM Praises “Martyrs” of 1929 Riots: We’ll Defeat #Israel Like We Defeated Other Invaders

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In a January 9, 2022 address on “Martryrs’ Day” that aired on Palestine TV, PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh praised three participants in the 1929 riots who were became “martyrs” when they were executed by the Britih Mandate authorities after they were convicted of murder. He also said that the Palestinians will defeat the “despicable” Israeli occupation just as they have defeated all other invaders who have passed through Palestine over the course of history.

#Putin demands that West provide #Russia with security guarantees ‘immediately’

DECEMBER 24, 2021
RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY

President Vladimir Putin has demanded that the West provide Russia with security guarantees “immediately” amid spiraling tensions involving a massive deployment of Russian troops toward Ukraine.

Speaking at his annual news conference on December 23, Putin responded testily to a reporter’s question about Russia’s intentions, listing off a litany of grievances about Ukraine and about NATO.

He also referred to a list of demands that Russian officials released publicly earlier this month which essentially call for a restructuring of European security and NATO’s policies.

“You should give us guarantees. You! And without any delay! Now!” he said, responding to a question by a reporter from British broadcaster Sky News.

U.S. officials have said publicly that they were willing to hold talks on the Russian demands. Privately, however, officials in Washington and elsewhere have said some of the demands are either unworkable, impossible, or fundamentally contrary to Western values. ► Check This Out Here!!

Too little, too late

TheCOVIDBlog.com
November 22, 2021

Though the list hasn’t been updated since April, Florida ranked number-2 behind only Iowa by Becker’s Hospital Review for states with the least COVID-19 restrictions. Governor Ron DeSantis has toyed with the idea of running for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2024 on the strength of his resistance to COVID dystopia (despite encouraging Floridians to receive the injections).

He signed emergency legislation last week allowing for exemptions from employer “vaccine” mandates, including natural immunity and willingness to wear masks. Florida medical exemptions can be as simple as pregnancy or wanting to get pregnant in the future. The White House attacked Governor DeSantis because Disney World halted its employee vaxx mandate in response to the new law.

Unfortunately the law came too late for Mr. Mishkin. This man was not a virtue signaler. He was not some vaxx zealot posting pictures of his arm with band-aids on it. He was a single father and family man getting by in this cruel world. Perhaps Florida should name their new law after Mr. Mishkin. Regardless, Florida, Iowa, Wyoming, and South Dakota are the four states that have essentially outlawed vaxx mandates by employers. Texas, Alaska and South Carolina are also considered mostly “free” states.

Every working American has three choices:

1) get the lethal injections,

2) quit your job or

3) move to one of the foregoing states and start new lives. Religious exemptions work in most cases across the country. But it’s best to control your own destinies and livelihoods.

Stay vigilant and protect your friends and loved ones. ► Check This Out Here!!

📷️ The Archive Flashbacks: “We need to seriously confront reality,” said a spokesman for the government, Katsunobu Kato.

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Published November 29, 2020 at 11:19am

The report said that while figures for the United States had not been released, “anecdotal evidence” suggests they’re similar to Japan’s.

“Prior to the arrival of the coronavirus, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in America, claiming between 42,000 and 49,000 lives annually in recent years,” FEE said. “Though we don’t yet know what 2020’s toll will be, surveys show more than half of Americans say they’ve suffered mentally during the pandemic, which has seen the widespread use of lockdowns and social isolation to combat the virus.”

The report said local jurisdictions are reporting sudden jumps in suicide, including in Dane County, Wisconsin, where suicides among young people have nearly doubled this year.

“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” Dr. Michael deBoisblanc said in CBS News interview. “I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.” ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

#Video: ⚡️ The Archive Flashbacks: #Australia Forcing Aboriginal People to Take the #Jab

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Security during AFCON

Jan 11, 2022
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Meanwhile, Interpol said in another tweet that as part of its support to Cameroon to ensure maximum security throughout the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations that kicked off in the country on Sunday, its team has been deployed to work with Cameroonian security officials.

The body said in order to keep fans, teams and citizens safe, its counter-terrorism unit has been on the ground training law enforcement officers to boost CT capabilities and identify improvised explosive devices and other explosives.

The AFCON is unfolding in Cameroon amid some security concerns due to an ongoing armed conflict in the country’s two English-speaking regions. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

The Swedish-Australian beauty looked out into the distance as the sun set behind her, and captioned the photo: ‘Pretty epic sunset.’

It comes several weeks after Kelly hit back at critics who questioned whether she was ‘over-exercising’ and ‘starving herself’ to maintain her slim frame.

During an Instagram Q&A in December, a fan asked her: ‘Did you ever over exercise and under eat?’

‘Never. I like to take care of my body and mind so I eat foods that are nourishing and taste good and I eat however much I want,’ Kelly responded.

‘I train to feel good as well and challenge myself. Lately I’ve been mostly excited about learning new martial art skills than any other training,’ she added.

In 2017, she revealed her pre-runway training regimen included hitting the gym seven times a week for up to two-and-a-half hours at a time. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

A devastated family

TheCOVIDBlog.com
November 22, 2021

Mr. Mishkin was a lighting technician at Frost Florida, an event production studio. He’d been with the company since March 2019. But after almost three years working for the company, Mr. Mishkin was forced to receive experimental injections or lose his job.

He appeared to be an exemplary family man, particularly as the single father of fraternal, 12-year-old twins. He reportedly worked “long hours” to ensure his two kids had everything they needed. But he was also a man who stood up for his family in the face of tyranny. You have to love his moxie.

Mr. Mishkin left a message on the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department Facebook page in 2015. Apparently some cop was harassing Mr. Mishkin’s mother and he stood up for her both at the scene and in the aftermath.

The family also needs to be lauded for their unfiltered truth about the death of Mr. Mishkin. The GoFundMe page makes no bones about what happened: “Joseph was a victim of the vaccine.” His two children are also victims of the vaccine as they are completely traumatized by the sudden loss of their father, according to the GoFundMe page.

Mr. Mishkin is also survived by both parents, a sister, two step-sisters and his fiancée. ► Check This Out Here!!

Joey Mishkin: 35-year-old #Florida single father receives #Pfizer #mRNA #injection to save his job, suffers massive heart attack, dead 12 days later

TheCOVIDBlog.com
November 22, 2021

A 35-year-old single father is dead because society and his employer coerced him into self-poisoning in order to feed his family.

Mr. Joseph “Joey” Mishkin received his first Pfizer mRNA injection on October 1, according to his aunt, Renée Grossman. He got the shot because of an ultimatum from his employer. The next day, Mr. Mishkin suffered sudden cardiac arrest (heart stopped beating) while hanging around the pool at his newly-purchased home. Paramedics were able to get his heart pumping again upon arrival at the scene. But his heart stopped again in transit to the hospital.

Doctors placed Mr. Mishkin on a ventilator that night. It kept him “technically” alive for several more days. But the damage was done from all the heart stoppages and lack of oxygen to his brain and other organs. Mr. Mishkin passed away on October 12.

#Video: ⚡️ The Archive Flashbacks: Thanksgiving With Joe #Biden, Come On Man!

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#Video: ⚡️ The Archive Flashbacks: Nikola Tesla: Limitless Energy & The Pyramids Of #Egypt

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In an interview with Vogue #Australia in 2018, Kelly said she consumes a balanced diet of lean protein, vegetables and healthy carbohydrates.

‘I was never introduced to bad, unhealthy foods, so for me it’s just natural to eat very healthy,’ she said.

‘I eat lots of fish, all vegetables except potatoes, I love slow-release carbs like oatmeal for breakfast, yogurt and lots of berries and fruits.’

Kelly complements her diet with gym workouts and outdoor activities, such as tennis and beach volleyball. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

#Video: ⚡️ The Archive Flashbacks: #Australias Government Denies #Genocide

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#Video: ⚡️ The Archive Flashbacks: #Biden says He’s Never Spoken To His Son About #Ukraine Business Deals.

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Entrance examination

DECEMBER 25, 2021
BLOOMBERG NEWS – TNS

The outbreak comes as the city is set to hold a graduate school entrance examination for some 135,000 people next weekend. Some have been told to sit for the exam in other cities or provinces, while those who are infected or have been identified as a close contact will take the test in quarantine.

Meanwhile, China has found four omicron infections from people returning from overseas. It hasn’t yet seen the far more infectious strain spread in the local community. Authorities have vowed to tighten restrictions at borders and ports as they see a mounting risk of infection seeping in from overseas. ► Check This Out Here!!

Covert spread

DECEMBER 25, 2021
BLOOMBERG NEWS – TNS

The outbreak in the city, the capital of many ancient Chinese dynasties that’s known for its terracotta warriors, traced its roots to a flight from Pakistan. A cleaner at a quarantine hotel got infected two weeks ago after disinfecting the rooms of travelers who tested positive upon arrival in China. The virus quickly spread to coworkers, while another chain of transmission may have brought it from the airport to local communities.

Many of the early cases were caused by a subtype of the delta strain. Yet the virus’s subsequent spread hasn’t been fully accounted for, enabling it to covertly fan out across the city and triggering the sweeping lockdown in an effort to contain it. More than 200 cases have been detected through Thursday.

While the number of infections remains small, the fact they are scattered across the city’s 14 districts shows how difficult it will be to contain the outbreak. Officials still haven’t identified some chains of transmission and the city is initiating a third round of mass testing in hopes of spotting them.

Subsequent cases have been found in two other cities in the Shaanxi Province, where Xi’an is the capital. Infections also occurred in Beijing and the southern Chinese manufacturing hub of Dongguan, where two dozen cases linked to the Xi’an outbreak were detected.

On China’s social media, some people described the outbreak as the worst the city has encountered. Videos posted online show people fighting over food and other essential goods in supermarkets as they stock up for the lockdown. ► Check This Out Here!!

#China locks down city of 13 million in protracted #COVID war.

DECEMBER 25, 2021
BLOOMBERG NEWS – TNS

China locked down the western city of Xi’an on Thursday to stamp out a persistent COVID outbreak, its biggest such move since the pandemic started in Wuhan, underscoring how the country’s zero-tolerance approach hasn’t allowed it to move on since the virus emerged nearly two years ago.

The 13 million residents of Xi’an were told to remain in their homes and to designate one person to go out every other day for necessities, triggering fights over access to food. Nonessential travel out of the city was banned. This came after a second round of mass testing pinpointed 127 COVID infections scattered across 14 districts, making containment of the virus “grave and complicated,” the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

The rising number of cases underscores the challenge China faces at a time of increased holiday travel and preparation for the winter Olympic Games, which will feature an influx of athletes and their entourages in February. The vast majority of the infections stem from the delta variant, which spread through most of the world in the summer and fall. The country is girding for the more infectious omicron strain, which has been shown to evade immunity from vaccination or previous infection.

Vice Premier Sun Chunlan urged “swift” measures to curb the spread of infections, the report said. Sun, whose membership in the 25-person Politburo makes her one of China’s most-senior officials, also stressed the importance of tightening restrictions on the movement of people to prevent large gatherings in key areas, according to Xinhua.

The Chinese government asked local officials to ensure that people reduce travel and gatherings over the coming holidays, the news agency said in a separate report later Thursday, citing a notice from the cabinet.► Check This Out Here!!

#Maryland law prohibits face-scanning during job interviews without consent

Jun 11, 2020
Jim Nash

Beginning October 1, it will be illegal for a company to use biometric facial recognition during the process of interviewing job candidates.

Executives might look at that legislation and wonder why it exists. Why would anyone take such a high-stakes legal risk in the first place?

Facial biometrics-based affect recognition has been promoted as a way around bias by some selling it for hiring processes, but critics contend that the technology is scientifically flawed and enforces privilege.

Proponents of artificial intelligence already spend not-insignificant time and resources defending against credible accusations of biased algorithms. Plugging AI into the hiring process, which is always fertile ground for courtroom finger-pointing, would seem to be asking for an unforced error.

Perhaps aimed at the uninitiated, Maryland’s act requires would-be hirers to get an applicant’s consent before even capturing their image. Specifically, House Bill 1202 says companies cannot create a facial template during an interview. Not mentioned are images a firm might record with their surveillance or security-badging cameras.

The legislation, briefly analyzed in The National Law Review, defines a facial template as “the machine-interpretable pattern of facial features that is extracted from one or more images of an individual by a facial recognition service.”

The legal risk of using algorithms found to be biased was discussed (subscription) last month in legal news service Law360. The piece argues that efforts to eradicate all bias in AI is unrealistic, but also not necessary.

Written by U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Patrick Huston and litigator-turned-business consultant Lourdes Fuentes-Slater, the article makes the case that executives have to recognize AI’s “propensity to have illegal or harmful impacts due to negative biases.”

Hutson is assistant judge advocate general for military law and operations within the Department of Defense. Fuentes-Slater is founder and CEO of consultancy Karta Legal LLC.

Enacting a reasonable program to mitigate the biases will go a long way in protecting early adopters, the pair wrote. ► Check This Out Here!!

Russia reportedly tests cruise missile from Sea of Japan

DECEMBER 25, 2021
RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY

A Russian submarine has successfully launched a Kalibr cruise missile from the Sea of Japan at a land target more than 1,000 kilometers away, Russian news agencies reported on December 21.

The diesel-electric submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky hit a target located at a Russian training ground onshore, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russia’s Pacific Fleet said the exercise also included covert movement and support from navy vessels, aircraft, and drones.

Japan continues to assert territorial rights to the Kurile Islands in the nearby Sea of Okhotsk. Japan calls the islands the Northern Territories. Soviet troops seized them from Japan at the end of World War II.

The dispute has kept Russia and Japan from signing a peace treaty formally ending the war. ► Check This Out Here!!

Washington state reaches 10,000 #COVID-19 deaths, sets another record in cases

Washington state reached a grim milestone Friday, as health officials reported another record-breaking uptick in cases.

The Washington Department of Health confirmed 10,004 COVID-19 deaths statewide since the beginning of the pandemic, along with 931,071 total cases and 47,062 hospitalizations.

In the last 24 hours Washington state added 17,091 coronavirus cases, toppling the record-breaking 15,000 mark set Thursday. Over 300 people were admitted to the hospital with a COVID-19 infection in the past day, according to state data.

State health workers have administered 12.1 million doses of vaccine to help stave off the Omicron variant. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

New deaths as reported by OHA

Oregon’s 5,720th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive May 15 and died on June 19 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,721st COVID-19-related death is an 85-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Jan. 4 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,722nd COVID-19-related death is a 79-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Dec. 14 and died Jan. 4 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,723rd COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Jan. 2 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,724th COVID-19-related death is a 52-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Dec. 31 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,725th COVID-19-related death is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 30 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,726th COVID-19-related death is a 73-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Jan. 1 and died on Jan. 4 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,727th COVID-19-related death is an 82-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Jan. 3 and died Jan. 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,728th COVID-19-related death is an 86-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive Dec. 30 and died Dec. 31 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
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#Oregon reports 7,615 new #COVID cases, breaks daily increase record for 3rd consecutive day

Oregon reported more than 7,600 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, smashing the record for new daily coronavirus cases for a third day in a row.

The Oregon Health Authority also reported nine new deaths related to the disease.

The state’s death toll now stands at 5,728 and the total number of positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 449,267.

OHA’s latest coronavirus report comes as the omicron variant continues to take hold in the state. ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

Many foreign names among the suspect Germans

According to the Interior Ministry, 87 Germans and 109 foreigners were among the 196 suspects involved in such incidents in the first half of 2020. Among the foreigners, Turks made up the largest group with 20 accused, followed by Syrians at 16.

However, many of the suspects listed as Germans appear have foreign roots, as in at least 37 cases, the suspects have foreign names.

Wagner blamed migration and integration policy for the crime of foreigners.

“Three-quarters of the suspects are foreigners or have a migration background. The connection to the failed migration and integration policy of the old parties is therefore unmistakable. Nevertheless, the causes, represented by lack of border protection, the failure to deport, and the refusal to integrate are not addressed.” ⛔ Source To This Link Is Here!! ⛔

#Italy: Salvini accuses left-wing government of importing #coronavirus after over 700 #migrants escape #quarantine

July 28, 2020
editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Dénes Albert

Italians are being thoroughly checked but migrants are allowed to leave centers and in some cases are even openly escaping

Over 700 migrants have escaped migrant detention facilities in Italy, leading Italian opposition leader Matteo Salvini said on his Facebook page that the government is aiding the import of the coronavirus pandemic into the country with its policies.

Approximately 520 migrants fled the migration center in the Sicilian port of Porto Empedocle over the weekend. According to ANSA, the center has capacity for only 100 migrants and 520 migrants were inside, leading to overcrowding. Almost all 520 broke out of a temporary quarantine set up inside the camp, according to Novinky.cz.

In addition, police also announced on Monday that in a separate incident that 200 more migrants had fled another center in Caltanisseta, Sicily in violation of. two-week quarantine over the weekend. Most of them have already been detained, and according to local media, they will once again be quarantined.

Caltanisetta Mayor Roberto Gambino said that while preliminary medical examinations showed they did not carry the virus, the two-week quarantine still applied to them. He added that his town will refuse to take in any more migrants.

Salvini says that the government is losing control of the migrant situation during a period where Italy is experiencing a rapid rise in illegal arrivals landing on the country’s shores.

“This government puts Italy in danger with aggressive and clever checks for Italians, while letting hundreds of potentially infected immigrants escape from migrant centers. Lamorgese, wake up!” Salvini wrote in a Facebook message. The message was directed to Luciana Lamorgese, the 66-year-old public servant who has worked as a migration specialist at the Ministry of Interior for decades.

When Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte formed his leftist government last September, she replaced Salvini as minister of interior and has become known for her radically lax approach to the migration crisis even as Italy struggles to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

Another opposition politician, League MP Elena Murelli, said in the Italian Parliament that the government was attempting to stay in power by perpetuating the migration crisis.

“The healthcare emergency is coming to an end, but the government doesn’t know how to keep their velvet seats, thus it has resorted to importing Covid,” Murelli said. “This is not racism, but a matter of common sense, as it threatens health and safety in the country.”

As the number of migrants reaching Italy via the Mediterranean is mounting, last week over 350 illegal immigrants from Tunisia have been taken to a refugee center in Caltanisetta, located in central Sicily, for a two-week quarantine.

“400 immigrants transferred from Sicily to Cara di Bari-Palese in Puglia’s so-called ‘refugee camp’ in the face of a health crisis and dropping tourism? Madness by PD,” Salvini wrote. By PD, he was referring the country’s ruling Democratic Party.

Italy’s left-wing government under Conte recently granted amnesty to 600,000 illegal migrants a move that Salvini said would only encourage more illlegal migration to Italy, put pressure on Italian wages and lead to Italian taxpayers footing migrant medical bills.