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"Safe and effective" is a phrase that has been much bandied about (some consider recklessly) in recent years. Words matter, and need to be chosen carefully in order to clearly communicate the intended meaning.
Some may argue that "safe and effective" was indeed a careful choice to communicate the desired meaning whilst maybe leaving some leeway for interpretation.
This idea that words matter... well, it matters.
If the words are not right, then the right information is not imparted, and this could be important, for example - oh, I don't know - perhaps on a planning application.
Richard Vobes investigates... prepare for surprises.
Neil Oliver reviews the endless Ukraine war and resulting shortages. From whence will more youths and young men people be found to man populate the front lines that must be defended, and the "initiatives" that will be required to be "hurled" at well-dug-in Russian defences in order to "throw them back" over the border? Ukraine has exhausted its stocks (and fired its C in C - was he saying too much truth too openly?).
Russia has been preparing, learning, and training for these events for many months now.
The UK & USA have been deploying little more than propaganda. When the chips fell for Nazi Germany, how did the propaganda fare against the trained Russian and allied troops in volume?
It seems reasonable to assume from their name that the Good Law Project is all about good law.
It isn't therefore necessarily about good climate science, but the Government in its all-knowing wisdom has enshrined its binding net zero targets in law, I suppose because that's the only thing they know how to do.
Of course, that doesn't mean to say that the targets will actually be met, but there's a good chance that it won't be this government that's in place when the targets fall due and the lawsuits begin to fly.
Anyway, the Good Law project, mindful no doubt of the sometimes lengthy nature of legal proceedings, has shrewdly got its retribution in first and compelled the government to disclose its assessments of the risks that may bedevil these now legally binding...
"The New Zealand Court of Appeal has ruled against the NZDF's Covid-19 vaccination mandate, citing breaches of rights"
"New Zealand... has made a decent ruling where they decided the government did not use the least burdensome method by imposing vaccine mandates. The court was only asked to stop the mandates and it complied"
As in all such major trials, there are two agencies on trial - the defendant Julian Assange, and the British Justice system.
The primary law involved is our extradition treaty with the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - if you ask me, that fails immediately if the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA should be found to be bankrupt... but what do I know? And even if it is, would/could that be acknowledged as fact in Court, bearing in mind that legal facts are those agreed upon by the parties concerned in the case.
This topic arouses much one-sided opinion, whichever party (or none) to this long-standing conflict one may support.
On the one hand we have Hamas who inflicted a military incursion on Israel back in early October last, resulting in some deaths and taking a limited number of hostages.
On the other hand we have Israel who in self defence has seemingly set about an unrestricted war on the whole Gaza strip, apparently conflating "Hamas" with the entire Palestinian population so that the latter becomes the target for elimination.
Yes, it's vastly more complex than these over-simplified statements, but space here prohibits an in-depth analysis even were I capable to provide such a thing.
But events move on, and the International Court of Justice in the Hague, following their original hearing of South Africa's assertion that Israel is conducting a genocide in Gaza, subsequently issued a demand that Israel should...
With the world psychosis ratcheting incrementally every week, the latest example of over-reach comes from the home of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité - yes, the government of La Belle France has legislated for... well, watch for yourself.
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Much speculation about what may be going on behind the scenes, but little firm news this week.
As always however, worth reading, if only for the revealing videos on what the Israelis really think about Gaza. I think that the ICJ needs to bite the bullet, but they must be under enormous pressure to fade away, because if they do bring in the big G verdict, that gives the citizens of multiple countries all the legal justification they need to stop funding their Israel-supporting governments with tax payments.
Sir James is not known as a conformist, so it's no surprise that his farming venture is unconventional with a technological bent.
If you ever wondered from whence your midwinter strawberries were sourced, this may be your answer.
I get the distinct feeling that his approach to farming may not be wholly welcomed either by traditionalists or by technophobes, but NWO farming it probably isn't, since he still raises cattle and sheep, provides habitat for insects, and does seem to want to avoid the use of chemicals.
An interesting approach that needs to be carefully assessed.
Would we prefer our farms owned by Monsanto?
Can he do for farming what his household cleaners did for domestic cleanliness? I suspect that a farming world in turmoil should ultimately benefit from an influx of new ideas, whether or not his present vision finds ultimate...
The Department of Health's own study (download) has concluded:
"Before conducting our analysis, as an online public engagement activity, we invited patient, public and professional stakeholders to consider the minimum reduction in invasive dental treatments over 10 years they would consider clinically or practically meaningful. Contributors held a wide range of views, indicating this is a highly subjective judgement. However, based on their feedback, the majority would not have considered a relative reduction of 3% as being meaningful"
The retrospective study of fluoridation in England did not assess the known harms associated with ingestion of fluoride, such as dental fluorosis, and the general neurotoxic effects of long-term fluoride exposure, so it is incomplete in as much as the downside effects of fluoride were simply not considered.
The cynical might say that beyond 2030 our wonderful "decarbonised" grid as promised by a certain political party not noted for its mathematical prowess (so take your pick of a wide range) will provide a wholly rosy future of CO2-less power on tap - provided that we don't need it when it doesn't happen to be there.
Not so, cries the Head of Energy at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (an oxymoron if ever there was one), who it appears may be similarly afflicted in the maths prowess department.
So what is the truth of it, as far as the available evidence suggests (the future being an inherently uncertain field where predictions are concerned)?
David Turver reports for the Daily Sceptic (warning - numbers and graphs incoming! Those of a non-numerate persuasion should bolt for their "safe space" now. The rest might be well advised to...
Stopping the war is clearly paramount, but is only the first step into a post-conflict future.
If such a future could be painted, maybe the gains to be made would be seen to be more attractive than the losses that both sides currently face. It could hardly be otherwise - we are inevitably stronger when we cooperate to mutual benefit, than when we waste our time and resources trying to overcome each other.
It's not rocket-science, but the most intractable obstacle standing in the way is inevitably the current lack of trust, and this should be where the external international powers are able to contribute their efforts. Perhaps Israel / Palestine should become an altogether demilitarised zone? Even that however would probably not be enough; until the external international powers themselves stop stoking the rhetoric of distrust and conflict, it's hard to see how the local protagonists can lead the way to a trustful solution.
This presentation is somewhat...
One-time Greek Finance Minister (who took on the EU for a proper banking bail-out and was betrayed by his own prime minister), author of very readable economics books, who cut his political teeth on the UK Miners' Strikes under Margaret Thatcher, Yanis Varoufakis does his own analytical thinking and isn't afraid to share his results with the world - or as many as are prepared to listen to him.
Here he turns his attention to how the "City of London" operates to secure its profits (and shed its losses) whilst becoming an ever-growing part of UK GDP (as measured b officialdom).
"It's a massive gambling extravaganza where all the profits go to the financiers, and all the losses go to you"
There's so much in this interview that we are all sure to learn something new, to learn more about the historical events that brought us to where we find ourselves today, and how (but not why) we seem determined to keep digging despite the size of the hole that we are already in. The "why" is a seriously large omission that lies at the heart of current events and future direction.
A tour de force.
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One of the enduring mysteries of our time is the mystery of Tartaria.
We know that it existed, and appeared on many old maps.
We know that is was huge (at least in geographical area).
And not much else...
And yet, much remains around the world that might (or might not) be associated with it. Now I'm neither historian nor geographer, but I do find it quite extraordinary how little we seem to know about Tartaria - we know far more about the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, supposedly two thousand years ago, than about the largest country (possibly excepting China) that existed up to only 200 years ago.
So has something been hidden from us? Is history as we know it bunk? Or what?
In the absence of real information, conspiracy theories will flourish simply because man is an inquisitive being, and will try to...
This is not party-political (in the sense of one political party competing against another).
It is party-political in the sense that the concept of "the political party" has been and is still weaponised against the demos in order to invert the official relationship - so that the people become the servants of the government rather than vice versa.
It is the case that most recent Acts of Parliament already give ministers the power to vary or remove existing clauses and insert new clauses without necessarily having to submit their suggestions for debate in Parliament. It is sufficient to publish the proposals to MPs, who need to demand a debate within a short time frame in order to get one. Since MPs are busy people who don't necessarily want to "rock the boat", these changes may well be allowed through without debate.
Technically therefore such Acts of Parliament may be very significantly updated, without effective scrutiny, since ministers may make use of...
A very hard-hitting, hard to watch report from UK Column covering chapter and verse of the Covid "pandemic" vaccines trials, and subsequent approvals under Emergency Use Authorisation by the MHRA.
"The FoIA request was eventually granted by court order through the PHMPT's attorney, Aaron Siri. The judge in the matter required the FDA to release all 451,000 pages of information over eight months, despite the FDA planning to retain the data for 75 years"
Yes, there's a lot of detail here but in summary form (phew!), all based on documented results from many thousands of volunteers for the original Pfizer and Moderna vaccine trials.
It's a long presentation at a little over one hour, but keep going because the final summary of how the "outbreak" went all the way from "we've got a...
Many may doubt any linkage between the science of psychology and the mysteries of astrology, although it's also fair to say that some have unkind views about both disciplines.
Richard Vobes plunges heedless into the quagmire, interviewing a psychological astrologist who makes a surprisingly perceptive case for the relevance of her discipline to current times.
This is well outside my own life experience, but certainly qualifies as something that makes you go "Hmmmm".
So if you are feeling open-minded (and I can think of worse ways to spend my time!)... plunge in.
Richard Vobes addresses where he sees us standing at the preset time, what he and we might try to do differently, and whither our country, not to mention the world, may be bound.
In short, he's taking stock.
It's something we all need to do, at appropriate points, and perhaps now is as appropriate a point as any.
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It is a basic tenet of our legal system that justice must not only be done, but must also be seen to be done.
This "being seen to be done" cannot merely be interpreted as "being seen by the legal profession to be done" since the whole point of the principle is that the public should not lose confidence in the independence of the judiciary.
Whose responsibility is it to ensure that justice is seen to be done, and what safeguards are in place to ensure that when it isn't, something appropriate is done about it?
I am no lawyer, so will not comment on the correct legal interpretation of the case in question, but to my untutored mind it does appear that in this case, justice might not have been seen to be done. The very fact that a noted independent journalist thinks so is to my mind prima facie evidence for this.
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