• HUGE: Covid nasal swabs ruled ”UNLAWFUL” by Ontario court
    This is big news.

    Peter Imanuelsen

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    A court in Ontario, Canada has ruled that covid PCR nasal swabs were an ”unlawful requirement”.

    This is a big development.

    The court case revolves around a traveler that was returning home, but after arriving at Pearson International Airport on the 9th April 2022, she rejected a covid nasal swab test.

    She was then consequently convicted of failing to comply with the Quarantine Act, and got a fine that together with additional charges landed at a whopping $6,255

    The Judge ruled that this was not allowed, stating that ”the screening test cannot involve the insertion into the traveler’s body of any instrument or foreign body”.

    Paper straws SUCK - Contains TOXIC "forever chemicals"

    Paper straws SUCK - Contains TOXIC "forever chemicals"
    Further, the Judge said the following:

    ”I do decide that the nasal swab test...was an unlawful requirement or demand..refusal to comply with the requirement or demand was lawful on her part. Because the requirement or demand made of her by the screening officer was not lawful”

    So there we have it.

    A court in Canada has ruled that it was ILLEGAL to force people to be nasal swabbed.

    When you think about it, how on earth was it considered acceptable for people to be forced to get a foreign object poked up their nose to begin with? My body, my choice!

    I did get some nasal swabs when I had to travel during covid, and let me tell you, it was not a pleasant experience at all.

    The good news is that it is new recognized as being unlawful, which will be a good precedent going forward.

    Finally, some common sense is prevailing!

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    HUGE: Covid nasal swabs ruled ”UNLAWFUL” by Ontario court This is big news. Peter Imanuelsen AI generated image A court in Ontario, Canada has ruled that covid PCR nasal swabs were an ”unlawful requirement”. This is a big development. The court case revolves around a traveler that was returning home, but after arriving at Pearson International Airport on the 9th April 2022, she rejected a covid nasal swab test. She was then consequently convicted of failing to comply with the Quarantine Act, and got a fine that together with additional charges landed at a whopping $6,255 The Judge ruled that this was not allowed, stating that ”the screening test cannot involve the insertion into the traveler’s body of any instrument or foreign body”. Paper straws SUCK - Contains TOXIC "forever chemicals" Paper straws SUCK - Contains TOXIC "forever chemicals" Further, the Judge said the following: ”I do decide that the nasal swab test...was an unlawful requirement or demand..refusal to comply with the requirement or demand was lawful on her part. Because the requirement or demand made of her by the screening officer was not lawful” So there we have it. A court in Canada has ruled that it was ILLEGAL to force people to be nasal swabbed. When you think about it, how on earth was it considered acceptable for people to be forced to get a foreign object poked up their nose to begin with? My body, my choice! I did get some nasal swabs when I had to travel during covid, and let me tell you, it was not a pleasant experience at all. The good news is that it is new recognized as being unlawful, which will be a good precedent going forward. Finally, some common sense is prevailing! Share https://substack.com/home/post/p-146561404
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  • JUST A MINUTE PLEASE [THE PREACHER'S CORNER]

    COPING WITH MY PAINS IN THESE END TIMES ! (ISA.30:9-10) [PART TWO]

    .........10. who say to the seers, "See not"; and to the prophets, "Prophesy not to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions, (Isa 30: 9-10)

    I told us we still have more on this. Welcome back.

    I told us that these many perishable glory of this world to which we are introduced daily,in the social media like TiK Tok, Instagram, Facebook and very many others, even the so called AI intelligence abracadabra are all meant to distract us from what God has for those who hold on to the Faith, the first love!
    But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1Co 2: 9)

    Regardless of what you’re walking through today or what challenges are ahead, these are principles the Lord wants us to know when we’re walking through difficult days...AND OF COURSE,WE ARE ALREADY WALKING IN THE DARK DAYS WE WERE WARNED AGAINST,BY CHRIST JESUS,BUT WE STILL FALL INTO THE
    TRAP , BECAUSE WE LACK THE ESSENTIAL GRACE THAT TAKES OUR EYES OFF THE ALLURES OF THE WORLD SURROUNDING US.

    PRINCIPLES FOR WALKING WITH GOD THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT DAYS:

    Bring your pain to God don’t run from him. When you rely on man(most modern day pastors), you are left with more misery than you bargained for.

    When you run from God in this seasonal end times challenges, and depend on what *daddy* who is deliberatingly delusional about what God's Word says concerning the times, all you’re left with is your own limited ability to cope with what you’re walking through.

    On the other hand, if you're willing to believe that you can't pray away God's Word for our times, and or have contact with heavenly conscious Pastors, you will experience God's invitation to draw near to HIM that we might experience HIS peace, healing, and closeness and this is exactly HIS WORD points us towards.

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18

    The Bible never instructs us to suppress our pain, but instead, shows us where to direct it.
    “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

    Like our need for a surgeon to address physical wounds to our body, God desires to conduct divine surgery on our soul which results in supernatural healing despite how difficult our challenges. But we must realize it's mere futility to pray or wish away Biblical prophecy...it means you want to swallow His Word, and it isn't going to happen.

    But when we bring our pain to God we recognize that there is a purpose (the signs of the times) and the One who loves us unconditionally will reveal His Divine purpose through it for us and how to conquer the satanic induced pains for the Faithfuls.

    This is the time to fill our life with God’s Word and God’s people.
    How we respond to pain and suffering is critical to how we process what’s happening and how healing will take place. If you treat physical sickness with the inappropriate medication, not only will your sickness continue, but it could become worse.

    When you fill your life with God’s Word and surround yourself with people who knows that you CAN'T STOP GOD'S WORD, they will speak hope and encouragement into your life, your experience will be much healthier.
    If you fill your mind with wrong thoughts like, God is mad at me, God is not good, worse things are going to happen, etc., we will find ourselves struggling to experience the peace of God He promises to us in Scripture (Philippians 4:7).

    But when we fill our life with God’s Word and surround ourself with people who speak hope and encouragement into our life, our experience will be much healthier. BECAUSE THEN, WE WILL NOT SEE AS STRANGE, THINGS WE ARE SEEING AND EXPERIENCING...EVEN WHEN WE SEE HUMAN BEINGS WALKING ON THEIR HEADS.

    “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.” Psalm 119:103

    “Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8

    “When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies.” Jeremiah 15:16

    When we fill our minds with God’s Word, we are REMINDING OURSELVES of WHO our GOD is, what He’s like, and we REPLACE the LIES of the ENEMY with the TRUTH of our GOOD GOD.

    Don’t be filled with worry, overflow with worship. Having put ourselves in consonance with God's Word and His intents for the current world system as apostle Peter wrote;

    7. But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
    11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
    12. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
    14. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. (2Pe 3: 5-14)

    When we have this awareness and a living Faith in God's Word...no matter what we see,THE SCIENTIFIC WONDERS IN THIS WORLD AND ITS SYSTEM, INCLUDING SEEMING SUFFERING OF THOSE STEADFAST IN GOD'S WORD, we would no longer be bugged down ,but rather take an attitude of worship towards God and His Love for us(those who declared it's either God or nothing),demonstrating by an attitude of GREAT REVERENCE FOR GOD IN WORSHIP ?

    Something powerful happens when we actively choose to worship through our suffering. We aren’t denying reality, we are simply redirecting our posture from one of worry to one of worship for a God Whom we know doesn't fail on His Word (Ps.138:2, Isa.55:6:11)

    Worship changes our perspective. Worship speaks about where our confidence and hope resides. Worship redirects our thinking. Worship places the results in God’s hands.

    Whether your pain is the result of relationship challenges, financial struggle, health diagnosis or anxiety about the future, when you begin to worship the Lord through your struggle, spiritual chains begin to break so that you aren’t ruled by your circumstance but you set your sights on something higher. This is why Paul and Silas could praise when chained in prison. They recognized God was using their imprisonment for the spread of the gospel which ultimately resulted in the first New Testament church on the continent of Europe.

    Believe that God will turn your sorrow into great joy. When our entire being is wounded round the ability of God to turn our greatest pain into a much greater joy, our desires would be centered round Him and pleasing Him...EVEN IN A RAPIDLY DILAPIDATING WORLD THAT CARNALLY MINDED MAN IS SEEING AS CIVILIZATION.
    They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. (Psa 126: 5)
    He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. (Psa 126: 6)

    One of the paradoxes of Christianity is that our good God uses pain for our good. Meaning that our biggest sorrows can result in our greatest joy. When you think about Christ Jesus’ greatest sorrow – suffering the shame, punishment, and death for our sin, the result was great joy – the redemption of humanity and the opportunity for a relationship with the living God. Oftentimes,when I look back at some moments in my life, I see this GREAT TRUTH in God's Word.

    Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 1:4,

    “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”
    Those of us that follow my writings, have heard or read a lot about my imperfect life.
    Our pain and suffering will not last forever.

    Christ Jesus willingly suffered the greatest pain because He knew the end of the story, and so do we. Scripture shows us in Revelation 21:3-4,

    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

    Christ Jesus willingly suffered the greatest pain because He knew the end of the story, and so do we.
    Eternity is coming, and our pain and suffering will not be totally forgotten, but the sting will be removed and eternity will be even greater as a result.

    As you walk through suffering today or in the days to come, remember the words of our Saviour Christ Jesus;

    “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27

    “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b

    This is our hope, Faith,trust,belief and confidence in God that the devil can't take from you, except you give him the opportunity by the lust of worldly attractions PIONEERED BY MOTIVATIONAL AND MODERNIZED PASTORS WHOSE SIGHT ARE NOT KEENLY ON ETERNAL LIFE (ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE AN AFFINITY WITH THE DEVIL, BUT CLOAKED WITH THE TITLE OF PASTOR)

    Unfortunately,most of us are members of such congregations. I pray God to send His Holy Spirit to gather His Own from this devil control churches,Amen!
    JUST A MINUTE PLEASE πŸ™[THE PREACHER'S CORNER] πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ COPING WITH MY PAINS IN THESE END TIMES ! (ISA.30:9-10) [PART TWO] πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ .........10. who say to the seers, "See not"; and to the prophets, "Prophesy not to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions, (Isa 30: 9-10) I told us we still have more on this. Welcome back. I told us that these many perishable glory of this world to which we are introduced daily,in the social media like TiK Tok, Instagram, Facebook and very many others, even the so called AI intelligence abracadabra are all meant to distract us from what God has for those who hold on to the Faith, the first love! But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1Co 2: 9) Regardless of what you’re walking through today or what challenges are ahead, these are principles the Lord wants us to know when we’re walking through difficult days...AND OF COURSE,WE ARE ALREADY WALKING IN THE DARK DAYS WE WERE WARNED AGAINST,BY CHRIST JESUS,BUT WE STILL FALL INTO THE TRAP , BECAUSE WE LACK THE ESSENTIAL GRACE THAT TAKES OUR EYES OFF THE ALLURES OF THE WORLD SURROUNDING US. PRINCIPLES FOR WALKING WITH GOD THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT DAYS: πŸ‘‰Bring your pain to God don’t run from him. When you rely on man(most modern day pastors), you are left with more misery than you bargained for. When you run from God in this seasonal end times challenges, and depend on what *daddy* who is deliberatingly delusional about what God's Word says concerning the times, all you’re left with is your own limited ability to cope with what you’re walking through. On the other hand, if you're willing to believe that you can't pray away God's Word for our times, and or have contact with heavenly conscious Pastors, you will experience God's invitation to draw near to HIM that we might experience HIS peace, healing, and closeness and this is exactly HIS WORD points us towards. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18 The Bible never instructs us to suppress our pain, but instead, shows us where to direct it. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 Like our need for a surgeon to address physical wounds to our body, God desires to conduct divine surgery on our soul which results in supernatural healing despite how difficult our challenges. But we must realize it's mere futility to pray or wish away Biblical prophecy...it means you want to swallow His Word, and it isn't going to happen. But when we bring our pain to God we recognize that there is a purpose (the signs of the times) and the One who loves us unconditionally will reveal His Divine purpose through it for us and how to conquer the satanic induced pains for the Faithfuls. πŸ‘‰This is the time to fill our life with God’s Word and God’s people. How we respond to pain and suffering is critical to how we process what’s happening and how healing will take place. If you treat physical sickness with the inappropriate medication, not only will your sickness continue, but it could become worse. When you fill your life with God’s Word and surround yourself with people who knows that you CAN'T STOP GOD'S WORD, they will speak hope and encouragement into your life, your experience will be much healthier. If you fill your mind with wrong thoughts like, God is mad at me, God is not good, worse things are going to happen, etc., we will find ourselves struggling to experience the peace of God He promises to us in Scripture (Philippians 4:7). But when we fill our life with God’s Word and surround ourself with people who speak hope and encouragement into our life, our experience will be much healthier. BECAUSE THEN, WE WILL NOT SEE AS STRANGE, THINGS WE ARE SEEING AND EXPERIENCING...EVEN WHEN WE SEE HUMAN BEINGS WALKING ON THEIR HEADS. “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.” Psalm 119:103 “Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8 “When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies.” Jeremiah 15:16 When we fill our minds with God’s Word, we are REMINDING OURSELVES of WHO our GOD is, what He’s like, and we REPLACE the LIES of the ENEMY with the TRUTH of our GOOD GOD. πŸ‘‰Don’t be filled with worry, overflow with worship. Having put ourselves in consonance with God's Word and His intents for the current world system as apostle Peter wrote; 7. But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 11. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 14. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. (2Pe 3: 5-14) When we have this awareness and a living Faith in God's Word...no matter what we see,THE SCIENTIFIC WONDERS IN THIS WORLD AND ITS SYSTEM, INCLUDING SEEMING SUFFERING OF THOSE STEADFAST IN GOD'S WORD, we would no longer be bugged down ,but rather take an attitude of worship towards God and His Love for us(those who declared it's either God or nothing),demonstrating by an attitude of GREAT REVERENCE FOR GOD IN WORSHIP πŸ™? Something powerful happens when we actively choose to worship through our suffering. We aren’t denying reality, we are simply redirecting our posture from one of worry to one of worship for a God Whom we know doesn't fail on His Word (Ps.138:2, Isa.55:6:11) Worship changes our perspective. Worship speaks about where our confidence and hope resides. Worship redirects our thinking. Worship places the results in God’s hands. Whether your pain is the result of relationship challenges, financial struggle, health diagnosis or anxiety about the future, when you begin to worship the Lord through your struggle, spiritual chains begin to break so that you aren’t ruled by your circumstance but you set your sights on something higher. This is why Paul and Silas could praise when chained in prison. They recognized God was using their imprisonment for the spread of the gospel which ultimately resulted in the first New Testament church on the continent of Europe. πŸ‘‰Believe that God will turn your sorrow into great joy. When our entire being is wounded round the ability of God to turn our greatest pain into a much greater joy, our desires would be centered round Him and pleasing Him...EVEN IN A RAPIDLY DILAPIDATING WORLD THAT CARNALLY MINDED MAN IS SEEING AS CIVILIZATION. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. (Psa 126: 5) He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. (Psa 126: 6) One of the paradoxes of Christianity is that our good God uses pain for our good. Meaning that our biggest sorrows can result in our greatest joy. When you think about Christ Jesus’ greatest sorrow – suffering the shame, punishment, and death for our sin, the result was great joy – the redemption of humanity and the opportunity for a relationship with the living God. Oftentimes,when I look back at some moments in my life, I see this GREAT TRUTH in God's Word. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 1:4, “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” Those of us that follow my writings, have heard or read a lot about my imperfect life. Our pain and suffering will not last forever. Christ Jesus willingly suffered the greatest pain because He knew the end of the story, and so do we. Scripture shows us in Revelation 21:3-4, And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Christ Jesus willingly suffered the greatest pain because He knew the end of the story, and so do we. Eternity is coming, and our pain and suffering will not be totally forgotten, but the sting will be removed and eternity will be even greater as a result. As you walk through suffering today or in the days to come, remember the words of our Saviour Christ Jesus; “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b This is our hope, Faith,trust,belief and confidence in God that the devil can't take from you, except you give him the opportunity by the lust of worldly attractions PIONEERED BY MOTIVATIONAL AND MODERNIZED PASTORS WHOSE SIGHT ARE NOT KEENLY ON ETERNAL LIFE (ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE AN AFFINITY WITH THE DEVIL, BUT CLOAKED WITH THE TITLE OF PASTOR) Unfortunately,most of us are members of such congregations. I pray God to send His Holy Spirit to gather His Own from this devil control churches,AmenπŸ™‡πŸ™!
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  • Israel commits three massacres in less than one hour; a survivor says, “We are killed by American missiles” – Day 283
    [email protected] July 17, 2024 american support for israel, annexation, Bezalel Smotrich, gazan with down syndrome, genocide, Hebron, israeli massacres, palestinian journalist, tax deductible donations to israel, us made weapons in israel
    Video footage verified by Al Jazeera’s fact-checking agency Sanad has seen a young man carry the remnants of the rockets that targeted a school in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

    He lamented that the displaced Palestinians were being killed by Israel with American missiles.

    “We found children beheaded and people turned into corpses and body parts inside the school, and I cannot describe the scene from the horror of the bombing,” he said.

    The footage documented the destruction and the body parts scattered in the courtyard of the school, which was crowded with displaced people.

    Palestinian bomb squads tour the Gaza Strip after Israeli attacks, collecting remnants of rockets, missiles, and shells that fell
    Palestinian bomb squads tour the Gaza Strip after Israeli attacks, collecting remnants of rockets, missiles, and shells that fell (screengrab)
    Muhammad Abdullah Mishmish, programme director at Sawt Al-Awsa Radio, has been killed in Israel’s war on Gaza, according to the enclave’s Government Media Office.

    The statement on Telegram did not elaborate on the circumstances, time or place of his death.

    Mishmish is the 160th journalist killed in the war, the announcement said.

    A mother’s farewell: Marwa Abu Zayda lost twin boys and her leg



    Gaza man with Down’s syndrome attacked by IDF dog and left to die, mother tells BBC


    BBC reports: Muhammed Bhar was 24 and had Down’s syndrome and autism. His mother, Nabila Bhar, 70, told the BBC: “He didn’t know how to eat, drink, or change his clothes. I’m the one who changed his nappies. I’m the one who fed him. He didn’t know how to do anything by himself.”

    In a weary tone, Nabila, who is a widow, reeled off the names of relatives’ homes where they’d sought shelter.

    “We evacuated around 15 times. We would go to Jibreel’s place, but then there would be bombing at Jibreel’s place. We would go to Haydar Square, but then there would be bombing at Haydar Square. We would go to Rimal, but then there would be bombing at Rimal. We would go to Shawa Square, but there would be bombing at Shawa Square.”

    On June 27, they came back home to Gaza City, only to be ordered to evacuate once again. But the Bhars were tired of moving, so they stayed.

    “We were under siege for seven days. The tanks and soldiers were all around the house… Muhammed was staying on his sofa…and he didn’t like sitting anywhere except for there,” says Nabila.

    For Muhammed war meant loud, violent sounds, the air vibrating with the concussion from shells exploding nearby. None of this could be explained to him.

    “He would panic and say, ‘I’m scared, scared’,” Nabila remembers.

    On 3 July, according to the family, the IDF raided their home on Nazaz Street. Nabila says there were several dozen soldiers with a combat dog – animals used to find Hamas fighters, and check for booby traps and explosives.

    At first she heard them “breaking in and smashing everything” before the soldiers and dog arrived in the room.

    Referring to Muhammed, she says: “I told them, ‘He’s disabled, disabled. Have mercy on him, he’s disabled. Keep the dog away from him.’”

    Nabila saw the animal attack Muhammed….

    (Read the full story here.)

    Israel’s restrictions on movement in Hebron hurdle to ‘essential services’: ICRC

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says the restrictions on movement imposed by Israel, specifically in the “H2” area in Hebron’s Old City, “make it difficult, and sometimes impossible, for Palestinians to access essential services”.

    Israeli authorities have imposed these restrictions for more than 20 years, leaving an impact on “basic services many need daily to survive”, the ICRC said on X.

    The H2 area of Hebron in the occupied West Bank is 20 percent of the Palestinian city, where about 700 Israelis live in illegal settlements and the Israeli military has full control.

    H2’s Palestinian population is about 35,000.

    RECOMMENDED READING: Fear, hunger and displacement follows Israel’s worsening abuse of Palestinians in Hebron.

    Israel minister demands West Bank annexation if UN court rules against it

    Al Jazeera reports: Hardline Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called on the prime minister to annex the occupied West Bank if the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rules Israeli settlements are illegal this week.

    Smotrich reportedly told reporters this week, “no one will move the people of Israel from their land.”

    The UN’s top court is expected to deliver a non-binding ruling on the legal ramifications of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories on Friday.

    “I hereby call on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – if the International Court of Justice in The Hague does decide that the settlement enterprise is illegal – respond to them with a historic decision of applying sovereignty to the territories of the homeland,” said Smotrich.

    The far-right minister also promised to “thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state through massive construction, regulating settlements, building roads and other measures in the field” – all moves illegal under international law.

    Fifty-two countries presented arguments at the ICJ, also known as the World Court, about the legal consequences of Israel’s actions in the occupied territories in February, after the UN General Assembly asked it in 2022 for an advisory opinion.

    Smotrich himself lives in an illegal settlement.

    Far-right groups that block aid to Gaza receive tax-deductible donations from US and Israel

    Associated Press reports: Under American pressure, Israel has pledged to deliver large quantities of humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. But at the same time, the U.S. and Israel have allowed tax-deductible donations amounting to $200,000 to far-right groups that have blocked that aid from being delivered, The Associated Press and the Israeli investigative site Shomrim have found.

    Incentivizing these donations by making them tax-deductible runs counter to America’s and Israel’s stated commitments to allow unlimited food, water and medicine into Gaza, say groups working to get more aid into the territory. Donations have continued even after the U.S. imposed sanctions against one of these groups.

    “If you’re on the one hand saying you’re allowing aid in but then also facilitating the actions of groups that are blocking it, can you really say you’re facilitating aid?” said Tania Hary, executive director of Gisha, an Israeli nonprofit that has long called on Israel to improve conditions in the territory.

    Israeli officials did not respond to requests for comment. The U.S. State Department said it is committed to ensuring the delivery of aid, but had no comment on the fundraising efforts by the far-right groups.

    NOTE: Israel has illegally built around 280 settlements on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, which are home to more than 700,000 illegal settlers. Israeli settlements and settlers on Palestinian land are a violation of international law, and considered by many Palestinians to be the main barrier to any lasting peace agreement. Settlers, moreover, have a history of violence against Palestinians, often with the assistance of Israeli military forces.

    Some Israeli settler groups have attacked trucks loaded with aid in order to keep them from reaching Gaza.
    Some Israeli settler groups have attacked trucks loaded with aid in order to keep them from reaching Gaza. (photo)
    Revealed: America’s secret special forces flights to Israel from UK base on Cyprus

    Declassified UK reports: The US Air Force has been sending unmarked planes from Britain’s base on Cyprus to Israel since it began bombing Gaza, it can be revealed.

    The planes are all C-295 and CN-235 aircraft, which are believed to be used by American special forces.

    Declassified has found 18 of these aircraft which have gone from the sprawling British air base on Cyprus, RAF Akrotiri, to Israel’s coastal city Tel Aviv since October 7.

    Akrotiri is the key node in the international effort to arm and provide logistical support for Israel’s assault on Gaza.

    But the UK government has always refused to divulge any information about US activities at Akrotiri, which is known to include transporting weapons to Israel.

    Asked in May how many US Air Force (USAF) flights had taken off from the base since October 7, defense minister Leo Docherty said: “The Ministry of Defense does not comment on the operations of our Allies.”

    But Declassified discovered the unmarked planes that flew from Akrotiri to Israel from November to June have a serial number showing they are operated by the USAF. Most of these journeys had the flight number GONZO62.

    The new information could further implicate British ministers in war crimes in Gaza. In November 2023, a US military official revealed that American special forces were stationed in Israel and “actively helping the Israelis”.

    A spokesperson for the UK Ministry of Defense would only tell Declassified: “In response to the situation in Israel and Gaza, we are working with international partners to de-escalate the conflict, reinforce stability and support humanitarian efforts in the region. Any use of UK bases will be in line with these objectives.”

    (Read the full article here.)

    ‘Stunning Abdication’: Appeals Court Dismisses Biden Genocide Complicity Case

    Common Dreams reports: Palestine defenders on Tuesday decried a U.S. federal appellate panel’s dismissal of a case brought by Palestinians accusing senior Biden administration officials of failing to prevent and complicity in Israeli genocide in Gaza.

    A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit against President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, which was led by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of several Palestinian groups and individuals.

    During a Tuesday interview on Democracy Now!, CCR attorney Katherine Gallagher—who represented plaintiffs in the case—said its dismissal “essentially gives the blank check to carry out any kind of conduct that the executive wants in times of genocide, in times of war.”

    “We turned to the law to help stop the horror, and the court chose to do nothing,” said one plaintiff in the case. “We are beyond disappointed.”


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    STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 16:

    Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 16: at least 39,370* (38,794 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.]

    This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 576 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths.

    Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza.

    Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza.

    At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank).
    At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**.
    About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced.
    2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity.
    Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 16: at least 94,784 (including at least 89,364 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children).

    [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.]
    Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 16: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured.

    Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%.

    NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers.

    *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.**

    Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals.

    † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics.

    Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here.

    Hover over each bar for exact numbers.
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    Israel commits three massacres in less than one hour; a survivor says, “We are killed by American missiles” – Day 283 [email protected] July 17, 2024 american support for israel, annexation, Bezalel Smotrich, gazan with down syndrome, genocide, Hebron, israeli massacres, palestinian journalist, tax deductible donations to israel, us made weapons in israel Video footage verified by Al Jazeera’s fact-checking agency Sanad has seen a young man carry the remnants of the rockets that targeted a school in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza. He lamented that the displaced Palestinians were being killed by Israel with American missiles. “We found children beheaded and people turned into corpses and body parts inside the school, and I cannot describe the scene from the horror of the bombing,” he said. The footage documented the destruction and the body parts scattered in the courtyard of the school, which was crowded with displaced people. Palestinian bomb squads tour the Gaza Strip after Israeli attacks, collecting remnants of rockets, missiles, and shells that fell Palestinian bomb squads tour the Gaza Strip after Israeli attacks, collecting remnants of rockets, missiles, and shells that fell (screengrab) Muhammad Abdullah Mishmish, programme director at Sawt Al-Awsa Radio, has been killed in Israel’s war on Gaza, according to the enclave’s Government Media Office. The statement on Telegram did not elaborate on the circumstances, time or place of his death. Mishmish is the 160th journalist killed in the war, the announcement said. A mother’s farewell: Marwa Abu Zayda lost twin boys and her leg Gaza man with Down’s syndrome attacked by IDF dog and left to die, mother tells BBC BBC reports: Muhammed Bhar was 24 and had Down’s syndrome and autism. His mother, Nabila Bhar, 70, told the BBC: “He didn’t know how to eat, drink, or change his clothes. I’m the one who changed his nappies. I’m the one who fed him. He didn’t know how to do anything by himself.” In a weary tone, Nabila, who is a widow, reeled off the names of relatives’ homes where they’d sought shelter. “We evacuated around 15 times. We would go to Jibreel’s place, but then there would be bombing at Jibreel’s place. We would go to Haydar Square, but then there would be bombing at Haydar Square. We would go to Rimal, but then there would be bombing at Rimal. We would go to Shawa Square, but there would be bombing at Shawa Square.” On June 27, they came back home to Gaza City, only to be ordered to evacuate once again. But the Bhars were tired of moving, so they stayed. “We were under siege for seven days. The tanks and soldiers were all around the house… Muhammed was staying on his sofa…and he didn’t like sitting anywhere except for there,” says Nabila. For Muhammed war meant loud, violent sounds, the air vibrating with the concussion from shells exploding nearby. None of this could be explained to him. “He would panic and say, ‘I’m scared, scared’,” Nabila remembers. On 3 July, according to the family, the IDF raided their home on Nazaz Street. Nabila says there were several dozen soldiers with a combat dog – animals used to find Hamas fighters, and check for booby traps and explosives. At first she heard them “breaking in and smashing everything” before the soldiers and dog arrived in the room. Referring to Muhammed, she says: “I told them, ‘He’s disabled, disabled. Have mercy on him, he’s disabled. Keep the dog away from him.’” Nabila saw the animal attack Muhammed…. (Read the full story here.) Israel’s restrictions on movement in Hebron hurdle to ‘essential services’: ICRC The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says the restrictions on movement imposed by Israel, specifically in the “H2” area in Hebron’s Old City, “make it difficult, and sometimes impossible, for Palestinians to access essential services”. Israeli authorities have imposed these restrictions for more than 20 years, leaving an impact on “basic services many need daily to survive”, the ICRC said on X. The H2 area of Hebron in the occupied West Bank is 20 percent of the Palestinian city, where about 700 Israelis live in illegal settlements and the Israeli military has full control. H2’s Palestinian population is about 35,000. RECOMMENDED READING: Fear, hunger and displacement follows Israel’s worsening abuse of Palestinians in Hebron. Israel minister demands West Bank annexation if UN court rules against it Al Jazeera reports: Hardline Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called on the prime minister to annex the occupied West Bank if the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rules Israeli settlements are illegal this week. Smotrich reportedly told reporters this week, “no one will move the people of Israel from their land.” The UN’s top court is expected to deliver a non-binding ruling on the legal ramifications of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories on Friday. “I hereby call on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – if the International Court of Justice in The Hague does decide that the settlement enterprise is illegal – respond to them with a historic decision of applying sovereignty to the territories of the homeland,” said Smotrich. The far-right minister also promised to “thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state through massive construction, regulating settlements, building roads and other measures in the field” – all moves illegal under international law. Fifty-two countries presented arguments at the ICJ, also known as the World Court, about the legal consequences of Israel’s actions in the occupied territories in February, after the UN General Assembly asked it in 2022 for an advisory opinion. Smotrich himself lives in an illegal settlement. Far-right groups that block aid to Gaza receive tax-deductible donations from US and Israel Associated Press reports: Under American pressure, Israel has pledged to deliver large quantities of humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. But at the same time, the U.S. and Israel have allowed tax-deductible donations amounting to $200,000 to far-right groups that have blocked that aid from being delivered, The Associated Press and the Israeli investigative site Shomrim have found. Incentivizing these donations by making them tax-deductible runs counter to America’s and Israel’s stated commitments to allow unlimited food, water and medicine into Gaza, say groups working to get more aid into the territory. Donations have continued even after the U.S. imposed sanctions against one of these groups. “If you’re on the one hand saying you’re allowing aid in but then also facilitating the actions of groups that are blocking it, can you really say you’re facilitating aid?” said Tania Hary, executive director of Gisha, an Israeli nonprofit that has long called on Israel to improve conditions in the territory. Israeli officials did not respond to requests for comment. The U.S. State Department said it is committed to ensuring the delivery of aid, but had no comment on the fundraising efforts by the far-right groups. NOTE: Israel has illegally built around 280 settlements on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, which are home to more than 700,000 illegal settlers. Israeli settlements and settlers on Palestinian land are a violation of international law, and considered by many Palestinians to be the main barrier to any lasting peace agreement. Settlers, moreover, have a history of violence against Palestinians, often with the assistance of Israeli military forces. Some Israeli settler groups have attacked trucks loaded with aid in order to keep them from reaching Gaza. Some Israeli settler groups have attacked trucks loaded with aid in order to keep them from reaching Gaza. (photo) Revealed: America’s secret special forces flights to Israel from UK base on Cyprus Declassified UK reports: The US Air Force has been sending unmarked planes from Britain’s base on Cyprus to Israel since it began bombing Gaza, it can be revealed. The planes are all C-295 and CN-235 aircraft, which are believed to be used by American special forces. Declassified has found 18 of these aircraft which have gone from the sprawling British air base on Cyprus, RAF Akrotiri, to Israel’s coastal city Tel Aviv since October 7. Akrotiri is the key node in the international effort to arm and provide logistical support for Israel’s assault on Gaza. But the UK government has always refused to divulge any information about US activities at Akrotiri, which is known to include transporting weapons to Israel. Asked in May how many US Air Force (USAF) flights had taken off from the base since October 7, defense minister Leo Docherty said: “The Ministry of Defense does not comment on the operations of our Allies.” But Declassified discovered the unmarked planes that flew from Akrotiri to Israel from November to June have a serial number showing they are operated by the USAF. Most of these journeys had the flight number GONZO62. The new information could further implicate British ministers in war crimes in Gaza. In November 2023, a US military official revealed that American special forces were stationed in Israel and “actively helping the Israelis”. A spokesperson for the UK Ministry of Defense would only tell Declassified: “In response to the situation in Israel and Gaza, we are working with international partners to de-escalate the conflict, reinforce stability and support humanitarian efforts in the region. Any use of UK bases will be in line with these objectives.” (Read the full article here.) ‘Stunning Abdication’: Appeals Court Dismisses Biden Genocide Complicity Case Common Dreams reports: Palestine defenders on Tuesday decried a U.S. federal appellate panel’s dismissal of a case brought by Palestinians accusing senior Biden administration officials of failing to prevent and complicity in Israeli genocide in Gaza. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit against President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, which was led by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of several Palestinian groups and individuals. During a Tuesday interview on Democracy Now!, CCR attorney Katherine Gallagher—who represented plaintiffs in the case—said its dismissal “essentially gives the blank check to carry out any kind of conduct that the executive wants in times of genocide, in times of war.” “We turned to the law to help stop the horror, and the court chose to do nothing,” said one plaintiff in the case. “We are beyond disappointed.” MORE NEWS: IMEMC Daily Reports. Al Jazeera: Israeli courts cannot and will not prosecute Israel’s war crimes Mondoweiss: J.D. Vance attributes his anti-Palestine record to his Christianity Middle East Eye: War on Gaza: Palestinians suffering from ‘unprecedented mental health crisis’ https://twitter.com/save_children/status/1813213017292603495?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1813213017292603495%7Ctwgr%5Eb0e57ad02b54e9a99702fcc59eeda23cca46e524%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aljazeera.com%2Fnews%2Fliveblog%2F2024%2F7%2F16%2Fisraels-war-on-gaza-live-israel-used-gaza-cancer-hospital-as-army-base STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 16: Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 16: at least 39,370* (38,794 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.] This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 576 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths. Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza. Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza. At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank). At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**. About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced. 2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity. Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 16: at least 94,784 (including at least 89,364 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children). [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.] Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 16: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured. Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%. NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers. *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.** Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals. † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics. Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here. Hover over each bar for exact numbers. Source: IsraelPalestineTimeline.org If Americans Knew Mobile Billboard Truck at Republican Convention Col. Douglas MacGregor: US is under the control of Israel, likens Gaza to Warsaw Ghetto Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7 Gaza has turned into Biden’s most perplexing moral and foreign policy failure ‘Suffering horrifically’: 10 months of Israel’s ‘war on children’ in Gaza Pro-Israel ADL ‘spied on’ African American activist over opposition to US-Israel police exchange programme ‘I’m bored, so I shoot’: The Israeli army’s approval of free-for-all violence in Gaza Lancet: Counting the dead in Gaza – difficult but essential ‘Revealer of Inconvenient Truths’ – Julian Assange’s Impact on Palestine Fact or Fiction: Is Israel Unfairly Singled Out for Global Condemnation? 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  • MMA fears lack of accountability in expanding health officers’ powers
    The Malaysian Medical Association urges the government to reconsider proposed amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act.

    FMT Reporters16 Jul 2024, 02:06 PM
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    MMA president Dr Azizan Abdul Aziz said the association is prepared to work with the government to develop a more balanced and effective approach to managing infectious diseases. (MMA pic)
    PETALING JAYA:
    The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has voiced concern that the government’s proposed amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) could lead to a lack of accountability among authorised officers.

    In a statement, MMA president Dr Azizan Abdul Aziz said the amendments to Act 342 posed a significant risk of misuse by the authorities and called for the government to reconsider them.

    The proposed changes include increasing the maximum compound fine from RM1,000 to RM5,000, requiring individuals suspected of infection or close contact to wear tracking devices, and significantly expanding the powers of the health director-general during a public health emergency.

    The proposed increase in fine is excessive and could disproportionately affect lower-income groups,
    she said.

    The use of tracking devices for infected individuals, while potentially useful for disease control, must be balanced with robust privacy protections and clear limitations on data use.

    The amendments to Act 342 were tabled for a first reading in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. This is the second attempt to amend the law, after the first bid was withdrawn by then prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob in March 2022.

    Acknowledging a need for updated public health emergency legislation, Azizan nevertheless called for a more balanced approach to ensure the best interests of both public health and individual rights.

    Apart from the use of punitive measures, she proposed a focus on public health education and ensuring the fair enforcement of regulations to avoid double standards.

    We propose the inclusion of provisions for financial and social support for those affected by quarantine or isolation measures, particularly for lower-income individuals,
    she said.

    Azizan also said that healthcare infrastructure must be strengthened to better respond to infectious diseases as opposed to a primary reliance on penalties.

    The MMA stands ready to work with the government to develop a more balanced and effective approach to managing infectious diseases,
    she said.

    We believe public health measures should be based on scientific evidence, respect for individual rights, and consideration of socioeconomic factors.

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    The Malaysian Medical Association urges the government to reconsider proposed amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act.

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    MMA fears lack of accountability in expanding health officers’ powers The Malaysian Medical Association urges the government to reconsider proposed amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act. FMT Reporters16 Jul 2024, 02:06 PM Free Malaysia Today MMA president Dr Azizan Abdul Aziz said the association is prepared to work with the government to develop a more balanced and effective approach to managing infectious diseases. (MMA pic) PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has voiced concern that the government’s proposed amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) could lead to a lack of accountability among authorised officers. In a statement, MMA president Dr Azizan Abdul Aziz said the amendments to Act 342 posed a significant risk of misuse by the authorities and called for the government to reconsider them. The proposed changes include increasing the maximum compound fine from RM1,000 to RM5,000, requiring individuals suspected of infection or close contact to wear tracking devices, and significantly expanding the powers of the health director-general during a public health emergency. The proposed increase in fine is excessive and could disproportionately affect lower-income groups, she said. The use of tracking devices for infected individuals, while potentially useful for disease control, must be balanced with robust privacy protections and clear limitations on data use. The amendments to Act 342 were tabled for a first reading in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. This is the second attempt to amend the law, after the first bid was withdrawn by then prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob in March 2022. Acknowledging a need for updated public health emergency legislation, Azizan nevertheless called for a more balanced approach to ensure the best interests of both public health and individual rights. Apart from the use of punitive measures, she proposed a focus on public health education and ensuring the fair enforcement of regulations to avoid double standards. We propose the inclusion of provisions for financial and social support for those affected by quarantine or isolation measures, particularly for lower-income individuals, she said. Azizan also said that healthcare infrastructure must be strengthened to better respond to infectious diseases as opposed to a primary reliance on penalties. The MMA stands ready to work with the government to develop a more balanced and effective approach to managing infectious diseases, she said. We believe public health measures should be based on scientific evidence, respect for individual rights, and consideration of socioeconomic factors. Stay current - Follow FMT on WhatsApp, Google news and Telegram The Malaysian Medical Association urges the government to reconsider proposed amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act. https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2024/07/16/mma-fears-lack-of-accountability-in-expanding-health-officers-powers/ t.me/healingthedivide
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  • Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7
    [email protected] July 15, 2024 Brig. Gen. Avi Rosenfeld, Brig. Gen. Barak Hiram, hannibal directive, house of Pessi Cohen, IDF, kibbutz be'eri, Kibbutz Nir Oz, Nahal Oz outpost, october 7, Re'im army base, Supernova rave, unmanned assault drone
    Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7
    Hamas attack on Gaza border communities in Southern Israel on October 7 (photo)


    Two articles below:

    Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7. But in the U.S. media: silence…

    Israel ordered the “Hannibal Directive” on October 7 by ordering the killing of captive Israeli soldiers and civilians. But the U.S. media continues to hide the truth.

    by James North, reposted from Mondoweiss, July 10, 2024

    Israeli soldiers sit in a tank near the Israeli-Gaza border after the end of a seven-day truce between Israel and Hamas, December 1, 2023, Kibbutz Beeri
    Israeli soldiers sit in a tank near the Israeli-Gaza border after the end of a seven-day truce between Israel and Hamas, December 1, 2023, Kibbutz Beeri (photo)
    Three days ago, Israel’s leading newspaper, Haaretz, published the results of its thorough, comprehensive investigation into what actually happened when Hamas attacked on October 7. So far, the U.S. mainstream media has not said a word about the shocking results of that investigation. Critics sometimes use the expression “media malpractice” to describe the American mainstream’s failure to report accurately about Israel/Palestine. This time, though, what’s happening is even worse; it has to be deliberate self-censorship, designed to hide the truth from the U.S. audience.

    Haaretz’s long report found that Israel’s army had employed the “Hannibal Directive” on October 7. The Directive is an Israeli policy that instructs the military to open fire on its own soldiers to prevent them from being taken captive. Of course, this site, alongside other alternative media sources, was one of the first to point out the possible role of the Hannibal Directive in Israeli deaths on October 7. But the Haaretz report was significant in the number of military sources it interviewed who confirmed that there were direct orders to implement the Directive.

    Haaretz explained that the policy has “the intent of foiling kidnapping even at the expense of the lives of the kidnapped.” At first, the army started deploying “Ziks,” unmanned assault drones. Later, the army fired mortars, and then artillery shells. Haaretz also confirmed that the military did know that Israeli civilians had also been taken hostage, but, nonetheless, at 11:22 a.m. the order came down: “Not a single vehicle can return to Gaza.”

    The Haaretz report is cautious, but it still concludes: “[The 11:22 a.m. message] was understood by everyone. . . At this point, the IDF was not aware of the extent of kidnapping along the Gaza border, but it did know that many people were involved. Thus, it was entirely clear what the message meant, and what the fate of some of the kidnapped people would be.”

    In other words, some — possibly many — of the Israeli deaths that day, including civilians, were deliberately caused by Israel’s own military. How this is not news is incomprehensible. But, three days later, in the New York Times: not a word. The Washington Post: nothing. CNN: nothing. National Public Radio: nada.

    Instead, if you plug “Hannibal” into the search engines at these media sites, the results only mention “Hannibal Lecter,” the fictional serial killer who was the subject of a book and popular film.

    But there’s nothing new about the Israeli military’s Hannibal Directive. (The doctrine is probably named for the Carthaginian general who fought Rome in 200 B.C., who said he would swallow poison instead of surrendering. Some Israeli sources claimed that the name was randomly generated, an assertion that prompts skepticism.)

    Way back on October 22, this site reported:

    “A growing number of reports indicate Israeli forces responsible for Israeli civilian and military deaths following October 7 attack.”

    Then, last March, the estimable Jonathan Ofir also posted here that an actual Israeli soldier, Captain Bar Zonshein, had admitted to “firing tank shells on vehicles carrying Israeli civilians.”

    The even more comprehensive Haaretz investigation should have prompted a reaction from the mainstream U.S. reporters who are stationed in Israel. American journalists should have been cultivating their own sources since October 7, and been ready to at least match the Haaretz article. Instead, the only response so far has been a panel hosted by Piers Morgan, and a Mehdi Hasan/Bassem Youssef podcast.

    I’ve followed the U.S. media coverage of Israel/Palestine closely for more than a decade now. Continuing to hide Israel’s deployment of the Hannibal Directive on October 7 is one of the most offensive examples of self-censorship that I can recall. The mainstream’s dishonesty is just one more example of why alternative websites are indispensable.

    James North is a Mondoweiss Editor-at-Large, and has reported from Africa, Latin America, and Asia for four decades. He lives in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @jamesnorth7

    Following is the Ha’aretz article:

    IDF Ordered Hannibal Directive on October 7 to Prevent Hamas Taking Soldiers Captive

    by Yaniv Kubovich, reposted from Haaretz, Jul 7, 2024

    ‘There was crazy hysteria, and decisions started being made without verified information’ — Documents and testimonies obtained by Haaretz reveal the Hannibal operational order, which directs the use of force to prevent soldiers being taken into captivity, was employed at three army facilities infiltrated by Hamas, potentially endangering civilians as well…

    Gaza Division operations and airstrikes in the first hours of October 7 were based on limited information. The first long moments after the Hamas attack was launched were chaotic. Reports were coming in, with their significance not always clear. When their meaning was understood, it was realized that something horrific had taken place.

    Communication networks could not keep up with the flow of information, as was the case for soldiers sending these reports. However, the message conveyed at 11:22 a.m. across the Gaza Division network was understood by everyone. “Not a single vehicle can return to Gaza” was the order.

    Armed Hamas gunmen at Kibbutz Alumim October 7 2023
    Armed Hamas gunmen at Kibbutz Alumim October 7 2023 (photo)
    At this point, the IDF was not aware of the extent of kidnapping along the Gaza border, but it did know that many people were involved. Thus, it was entirely clear what that message meant, and what the fate of some of the kidnapped people would be.

    This was not the first order given by the division with the intent of foiling kidnapping even at the expense of the lives of the kidnapped, a procedure known in the army as the “Hannibal procedure.”

    Documents obtained by Haaretz, as well as testimonies of soldiers, mid-level and senior IDF officers, reveal a host of orders and procedures laid down by the Gaza Division, Southern Command and the IDF General Staff up to the afternoon hours of that day, showing how widespread this procedure was, from the first hours following the attack and at various points along the border.

    Haaretz does not know whether or how many civilians and soldiers were hit due to these procedures, but the cumulative data indicates that many of the kidnapped people were at risk, exposed to Israeli gunfire, even if they were not the target.

    At 6:43 a.m., at which time rocket barrages were launched at Israel and thousands of Hamas operatives were attacking army strongholds and the division’s observation and communications capabilities, the division’s commander Brig. Gen. Avi Rosenfeld declared that “the Philistines have invaded.”

    This is the procedure when an enemy invades Israeli territory, upon which a division commander can assume extraordinary authority, including the employment of heavy fire inside Israeli territory, in order to block an enemy raid.

    A very senior IDF source confirmed to Haaretz that the Hannibal procedure was employed on October 7, adding that this was not used by the divisional commander. Who did give the order? This, said the source, will perhaps be established by post-war investigations.

    In any case, says a defense official who is familiar with the October 7 operations at the Gaza Division, in the morning hours “no one knew what was going on outside.” He says that Rosenfeld was in the war room, not emerging, “while outside a world war was raging.”

    CCTV shot of Hamas gunmen infiltrating Kibbutz Be'eri on October 7, 2023
    CCTV shot of Hamas gunmen infiltrating Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7, 2023 (photo)
    “Everyone was shocked by the number of terrorists who had penetrated the base. Even in our nightmares, we didn’t have plans for such an attack. No one had a clue about the number of people kidnapped or where army forces were. There was crazy hysteria, with decisions made without any verified information,” he continued.

    One of these decisions was made at 7:18 a.m., when an observation post at the Yiftah outpost reported that someone had been kidnapped at the Erez border crossing, adjacent to the IDF’s liaison office. “Hannibal at Erez” came the command from divisional headquarters, “dispatch a Zik.” The Zik is an unmanned assault drone, and the meaning of this command was clear.

    This wasn’t the last time that such an order was heard over the communications network. Over the next half hour, the division realized that Hamas terrorists had managed to kill and abduct soldiers serving at the crossing and at the adjacent base. Then, at 7:41 a.m., it happened again: Hannibal at Erez, an assault on the crossing and the base, just so that no more soldiers be taken. Such commands were given later as well.

    The Erez border crossing was not the only place this happened. Information obtained by Haaretz and confirmed by the army shows that throughout that morning, the Hannibal procedure was employed at two other locations penetrated by terrorists: the Re’im army base, where the divisional headquarters were located, and the Nahal Oz outpost in which female spotters were based. This did not prevent the kidnapping of seven of them or the killing of 15 other spotters, as well as 38 other soldiers.

    Over the next few hours, division headquarters started putting the pieces of the puzzle together, realizing the extent of the Hamas attack, but missing the invasion of Kibbutz Nir Oz, which the first army forces reached only after the terrorists had left. Regarding the frequency of employing the Hannibal procedure, it seems that nothing changed. Thus, for example, at 10:19 a.m. a report reached divisional headquarters indicating that a Zik had attacked the Re’im base.

    Three minutes later, another such report arrived. At that time, Shaldag commando forces were already on the base fighting the terrorists. To this day, it’s not clear whether one of them was hurt in the drone attack. What is known is that over the communications network there was a message asking everyone to make sure no soldier was outdoors on the base, since IDF forces were about to enter and drive out or kill remaining terrorists.

    Drone footage released by the Israeli military in November shows the extent of the destruction of the cars fleeing the Supernova rave on October 7, likely inflicted by Israeli drones and helicopters.
    Drone footage released by the Israeli military in November shows the extent of the destruction of the cars fleeing the Supernova rave on October 7, likely inflicted by Israeli drones and helicopters. (photo)
    The decision to conduct attacks inside outposts, says a senior defense official, will haunt senior commanders all their lives. “Anyone making such a decision knew that our combatants in the area could be hit as well.”

    But such attacks took place, it turns out, not only inside outposts or bases. At 10:32 a.m., a new order was issued, according to which all battalions in the area were ordered to fire mortars in the direction of the Gaza Strip. Internal discussions in the army noted that this order, attributed to Brig. Gen. Rosenfeld, was heavily criticized, since at that time, the IDF did not have a complete picture of all the forces in the area, including soldiers and civilians. Some of these were in open areas or in woods along the border, trying to hide from the terrorists.

    At that point, the army did not know the number of people who had been kidnapped. “We thought they numbered dozens at that stage,” a military source told Haaretz. Firing mortars at the Gaza Strip would endanger them as well. Furthermore, another order given at 11:22 a.m., according to which no vehicle would be allowed to return to Gaza, took this a step further.

    “Everyone knew by then that such vehicles could be carrying kidnapped civilians or soldiers,” a source in Southern Command told Haaretz. “There was no case in which a vehicle carrying kidnapped people was knowingly attacked, but you couldn’t really know if there were any such people in a vehicle. I can’t say there was a clear instruction, but everyone knew what it meant to not let any vehicles return to Gaza.”

    A new development occurred at 2:00 p.m. All the forces were instructed not to exit border communities toward the west, in the direction of the border, with an emphasis on not chasing terrorists. At that point, the border area was under intense fire, directed at anyone in that area, making it a danger zone.

    “The instruction,” says the source in Southern Command, “was meant to turn the area around the border fence into a killing zone, closing it off toward the west.”

    At 6:40 p.m., military intelligence believed that many terrorists were intending to flee together back to the Gaza Strip, in an organized manner. This was near Kibbutz Be’eri, Kfar Azza and Kissufim. Following this, the army launched artillery raids at the border fence area, very close to some of these communities. Shortly afterwards, shells were fired at the Erez border crossing. The IDF says it is not aware of any civilians being hurt in these bombardments.

    Hamas gunmen capturing civilian hostages from Kibbutz Be'eri on October 7, 2023
    Hamas gunmen capturing civilian hostages from Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7, 2023 (photo)
    One case in which it is known that civilians were hit, a case that received wide coverage, took place in the house of Pessi Cohen at Kibbutz Be’eri. 14 hostages were held in the house as the IDF attacked it, with 13 of them killed. In the coming weeks, the IDF is expected to publish the results of its investigation of the incident, which will answer the question of whether Brig. Gen. Barak Hiram, the commander of Division 99 who was in charge of operations in Be’eri on October 7, was employing the Hannibal procedure. Did he order the tank to move ahead even at the cost of civilian casualties, as he stated in an interview he gave later to the New York Times?

    Over all the months that have passed, the IDF has refused to say whether this procedure was employed against civilians who had been taken hostage. It now seems that even if the answer is positive, the question may have been only a partial one. The actions of Hiram may have simply been congruent with the way the IDF operated that day.

    ZAKA Disaster Victim Identification after 2023 Hamas attack on Israel
    ZAKA Disaster Victim Identification after 2023 Hamas attack on Israel (photo)
    As far as Haaretz knows, even at 9:33 p.m. this was still the situation on the ground. At that time, there was a further order from Southern Command: close off all the border area with tanks. In fact, all forces in the area received permission to open fire at anyone approaching the border area, without any restrictions.

    The IDF spokesman responded by saying that “the army has been fighting for six months at high intensity on several fronts, focused on attaining the war’s objectives. In tandem, the IDF has begun conducting internal investigations of what transpired on October 7 and the preceding period. The aim of these investigations is to learn and to draw lessons which could be used in continuing the battle. When these investigations are concluded, the results will be presented to the public with transparency.”

    Yaniv Kubovich is a Military Correspondent for Haaretz based in Rishon LeZion, Israel. His work has been included in: Haaretz, MSN (US), The Internet Archive, Substack, Flipboard, Global Research, Forward, Jewish Journal (Los Angeles), Center for a New American Security (CNAS), CTXT, Reader Supported News, Mondialisation, SGT Report

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    https://israelpalestinenews.org/idf-ordered-hannibal-directive-on-october-7-to-prevent-hamas-taking-soldiers-captive/
    Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7 [email protected] July 15, 2024 Brig. Gen. Avi Rosenfeld, Brig. Gen. Barak Hiram, hannibal directive, house of Pessi Cohen, IDF, kibbutz be'eri, Kibbutz Nir Oz, Nahal Oz outpost, october 7, Re'im army base, Supernova rave, unmanned assault drone Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7 Hamas attack on Gaza border communities in Southern Israel on October 7 (photo) Two articles below: Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7. But in the U.S. media: silence… Israel ordered the “Hannibal Directive” on October 7 by ordering the killing of captive Israeli soldiers and civilians. But the U.S. media continues to hide the truth. by James North, reposted from Mondoweiss, July 10, 2024 Israeli soldiers sit in a tank near the Israeli-Gaza border after the end of a seven-day truce between Israel and Hamas, December 1, 2023, Kibbutz Beeri Israeli soldiers sit in a tank near the Israeli-Gaza border after the end of a seven-day truce between Israel and Hamas, December 1, 2023, Kibbutz Beeri (photo) Three days ago, Israel’s leading newspaper, Haaretz, published the results of its thorough, comprehensive investigation into what actually happened when Hamas attacked on October 7. So far, the U.S. mainstream media has not said a word about the shocking results of that investigation. Critics sometimes use the expression “media malpractice” to describe the American mainstream’s failure to report accurately about Israel/Palestine. This time, though, what’s happening is even worse; it has to be deliberate self-censorship, designed to hide the truth from the U.S. audience. Haaretz’s long report found that Israel’s army had employed the “Hannibal Directive” on October 7. The Directive is an Israeli policy that instructs the military to open fire on its own soldiers to prevent them from being taken captive. Of course, this site, alongside other alternative media sources, was one of the first to point out the possible role of the Hannibal Directive in Israeli deaths on October 7. But the Haaretz report was significant in the number of military sources it interviewed who confirmed that there were direct orders to implement the Directive. Haaretz explained that the policy has “the intent of foiling kidnapping even at the expense of the lives of the kidnapped.” At first, the army started deploying “Ziks,” unmanned assault drones. Later, the army fired mortars, and then artillery shells. Haaretz also confirmed that the military did know that Israeli civilians had also been taken hostage, but, nonetheless, at 11:22 a.m. the order came down: “Not a single vehicle can return to Gaza.” The Haaretz report is cautious, but it still concludes: “[The 11:22 a.m. message] was understood by everyone. . . At this point, the IDF was not aware of the extent of kidnapping along the Gaza border, but it did know that many people were involved. Thus, it was entirely clear what the message meant, and what the fate of some of the kidnapped people would be.” In other words, some — possibly many — of the Israeli deaths that day, including civilians, were deliberately caused by Israel’s own military. How this is not news is incomprehensible. But, three days later, in the New York Times: not a word. The Washington Post: nothing. CNN: nothing. National Public Radio: nada. Instead, if you plug “Hannibal” into the search engines at these media sites, the results only mention “Hannibal Lecter,” the fictional serial killer who was the subject of a book and popular film. But there’s nothing new about the Israeli military’s Hannibal Directive. (The doctrine is probably named for the Carthaginian general who fought Rome in 200 B.C., who said he would swallow poison instead of surrendering. Some Israeli sources claimed that the name was randomly generated, an assertion that prompts skepticism.) Way back on October 22, this site reported: “A growing number of reports indicate Israeli forces responsible for Israeli civilian and military deaths following October 7 attack.” Then, last March, the estimable Jonathan Ofir also posted here that an actual Israeli soldier, Captain Bar Zonshein, had admitted to “firing tank shells on vehicles carrying Israeli civilians.” The even more comprehensive Haaretz investigation should have prompted a reaction from the mainstream U.S. reporters who are stationed in Israel. American journalists should have been cultivating their own sources since October 7, and been ready to at least match the Haaretz article. Instead, the only response so far has been a panel hosted by Piers Morgan, and a Mehdi Hasan/Bassem Youssef podcast. I’ve followed the U.S. media coverage of Israel/Palestine closely for more than a decade now. Continuing to hide Israel’s deployment of the Hannibal Directive on October 7 is one of the most offensive examples of self-censorship that I can recall. The mainstream’s dishonesty is just one more example of why alternative websites are indispensable. James North is a Mondoweiss Editor-at-Large, and has reported from Africa, Latin America, and Asia for four decades. He lives in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @jamesnorth7 Following is the Ha’aretz article: IDF Ordered Hannibal Directive on October 7 to Prevent Hamas Taking Soldiers Captive by Yaniv Kubovich, reposted from Haaretz, Jul 7, 2024 ‘There was crazy hysteria, and decisions started being made without verified information’ — Documents and testimonies obtained by Haaretz reveal the Hannibal operational order, which directs the use of force to prevent soldiers being taken into captivity, was employed at three army facilities infiltrated by Hamas, potentially endangering civilians as well… Gaza Division operations and airstrikes in the first hours of October 7 were based on limited information. The first long moments after the Hamas attack was launched were chaotic. Reports were coming in, with their significance not always clear. When their meaning was understood, it was realized that something horrific had taken place. Communication networks could not keep up with the flow of information, as was the case for soldiers sending these reports. However, the message conveyed at 11:22 a.m. across the Gaza Division network was understood by everyone. “Not a single vehicle can return to Gaza” was the order. Armed Hamas gunmen at Kibbutz Alumim October 7 2023 Armed Hamas gunmen at Kibbutz Alumim October 7 2023 (photo) At this point, the IDF was not aware of the extent of kidnapping along the Gaza border, but it did know that many people were involved. Thus, it was entirely clear what that message meant, and what the fate of some of the kidnapped people would be. This was not the first order given by the division with the intent of foiling kidnapping even at the expense of the lives of the kidnapped, a procedure known in the army as the “Hannibal procedure.” Documents obtained by Haaretz, as well as testimonies of soldiers, mid-level and senior IDF officers, reveal a host of orders and procedures laid down by the Gaza Division, Southern Command and the IDF General Staff up to the afternoon hours of that day, showing how widespread this procedure was, from the first hours following the attack and at various points along the border. Haaretz does not know whether or how many civilians and soldiers were hit due to these procedures, but the cumulative data indicates that many of the kidnapped people were at risk, exposed to Israeli gunfire, even if they were not the target. At 6:43 a.m., at which time rocket barrages were launched at Israel and thousands of Hamas operatives were attacking army strongholds and the division’s observation and communications capabilities, the division’s commander Brig. Gen. Avi Rosenfeld declared that “the Philistines have invaded.” This is the procedure when an enemy invades Israeli territory, upon which a division commander can assume extraordinary authority, including the employment of heavy fire inside Israeli territory, in order to block an enemy raid. A very senior IDF source confirmed to Haaretz that the Hannibal procedure was employed on October 7, adding that this was not used by the divisional commander. Who did give the order? This, said the source, will perhaps be established by post-war investigations. In any case, says a defense official who is familiar with the October 7 operations at the Gaza Division, in the morning hours “no one knew what was going on outside.” He says that Rosenfeld was in the war room, not emerging, “while outside a world war was raging.” CCTV shot of Hamas gunmen infiltrating Kibbutz Be'eri on October 7, 2023 CCTV shot of Hamas gunmen infiltrating Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7, 2023 (photo) “Everyone was shocked by the number of terrorists who had penetrated the base. Even in our nightmares, we didn’t have plans for such an attack. No one had a clue about the number of people kidnapped or where army forces were. There was crazy hysteria, with decisions made without any verified information,” he continued. One of these decisions was made at 7:18 a.m., when an observation post at the Yiftah outpost reported that someone had been kidnapped at the Erez border crossing, adjacent to the IDF’s liaison office. “Hannibal at Erez” came the command from divisional headquarters, “dispatch a Zik.” The Zik is an unmanned assault drone, and the meaning of this command was clear. This wasn’t the last time that such an order was heard over the communications network. Over the next half hour, the division realized that Hamas terrorists had managed to kill and abduct soldiers serving at the crossing and at the adjacent base. Then, at 7:41 a.m., it happened again: Hannibal at Erez, an assault on the crossing and the base, just so that no more soldiers be taken. Such commands were given later as well. The Erez border crossing was not the only place this happened. Information obtained by Haaretz and confirmed by the army shows that throughout that morning, the Hannibal procedure was employed at two other locations penetrated by terrorists: the Re’im army base, where the divisional headquarters were located, and the Nahal Oz outpost in which female spotters were based. This did not prevent the kidnapping of seven of them or the killing of 15 other spotters, as well as 38 other soldiers. Over the next few hours, division headquarters started putting the pieces of the puzzle together, realizing the extent of the Hamas attack, but missing the invasion of Kibbutz Nir Oz, which the first army forces reached only after the terrorists had left. Regarding the frequency of employing the Hannibal procedure, it seems that nothing changed. Thus, for example, at 10:19 a.m. a report reached divisional headquarters indicating that a Zik had attacked the Re’im base. Three minutes later, another such report arrived. At that time, Shaldag commando forces were already on the base fighting the terrorists. To this day, it’s not clear whether one of them was hurt in the drone attack. What is known is that over the communications network there was a message asking everyone to make sure no soldier was outdoors on the base, since IDF forces were about to enter and drive out or kill remaining terrorists. Drone footage released by the Israeli military in November shows the extent of the destruction of the cars fleeing the Supernova rave on October 7, likely inflicted by Israeli drones and helicopters. Drone footage released by the Israeli military in November shows the extent of the destruction of the cars fleeing the Supernova rave on October 7, likely inflicted by Israeli drones and helicopters. (photo) The decision to conduct attacks inside outposts, says a senior defense official, will haunt senior commanders all their lives. “Anyone making such a decision knew that our combatants in the area could be hit as well.” But such attacks took place, it turns out, not only inside outposts or bases. At 10:32 a.m., a new order was issued, according to which all battalions in the area were ordered to fire mortars in the direction of the Gaza Strip. Internal discussions in the army noted that this order, attributed to Brig. Gen. Rosenfeld, was heavily criticized, since at that time, the IDF did not have a complete picture of all the forces in the area, including soldiers and civilians. Some of these were in open areas or in woods along the border, trying to hide from the terrorists. At that point, the army did not know the number of people who had been kidnapped. “We thought they numbered dozens at that stage,” a military source told Haaretz. Firing mortars at the Gaza Strip would endanger them as well. Furthermore, another order given at 11:22 a.m., according to which no vehicle would be allowed to return to Gaza, took this a step further. “Everyone knew by then that such vehicles could be carrying kidnapped civilians or soldiers,” a source in Southern Command told Haaretz. “There was no case in which a vehicle carrying kidnapped people was knowingly attacked, but you couldn’t really know if there were any such people in a vehicle. I can’t say there was a clear instruction, but everyone knew what it meant to not let any vehicles return to Gaza.” A new development occurred at 2:00 p.m. All the forces were instructed not to exit border communities toward the west, in the direction of the border, with an emphasis on not chasing terrorists. At that point, the border area was under intense fire, directed at anyone in that area, making it a danger zone. “The instruction,” says the source in Southern Command, “was meant to turn the area around the border fence into a killing zone, closing it off toward the west.” At 6:40 p.m., military intelligence believed that many terrorists were intending to flee together back to the Gaza Strip, in an organized manner. This was near Kibbutz Be’eri, Kfar Azza and Kissufim. Following this, the army launched artillery raids at the border fence area, very close to some of these communities. Shortly afterwards, shells were fired at the Erez border crossing. The IDF says it is not aware of any civilians being hurt in these bombardments. Hamas gunmen capturing civilian hostages from Kibbutz Be'eri on October 7, 2023 Hamas gunmen capturing civilian hostages from Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7, 2023 (photo) One case in which it is known that civilians were hit, a case that received wide coverage, took place in the house of Pessi Cohen at Kibbutz Be’eri. 14 hostages were held in the house as the IDF attacked it, with 13 of them killed. In the coming weeks, the IDF is expected to publish the results of its investigation of the incident, which will answer the question of whether Brig. Gen. Barak Hiram, the commander of Division 99 who was in charge of operations in Be’eri on October 7, was employing the Hannibal procedure. Did he order the tank to move ahead even at the cost of civilian casualties, as he stated in an interview he gave later to the New York Times? Over all the months that have passed, the IDF has refused to say whether this procedure was employed against civilians who had been taken hostage. It now seems that even if the answer is positive, the question may have been only a partial one. The actions of Hiram may have simply been congruent with the way the IDF operated that day. ZAKA Disaster Victim Identification after 2023 Hamas attack on Israel ZAKA Disaster Victim Identification after 2023 Hamas attack on Israel (photo) As far as Haaretz knows, even at 9:33 p.m. this was still the situation on the ground. At that time, there was a further order from Southern Command: close off all the border area with tanks. In fact, all forces in the area received permission to open fire at anyone approaching the border area, without any restrictions. The IDF spokesman responded by saying that “the army has been fighting for six months at high intensity on several fronts, focused on attaining the war’s objectives. In tandem, the IDF has begun conducting internal investigations of what transpired on October 7 and the preceding period. The aim of these investigations is to learn and to draw lessons which could be used in continuing the battle. When these investigations are concluded, the results will be presented to the public with transparency.” Yaniv Kubovich is a Military Correspondent for Haaretz based in Rishon LeZion, Israel. His work has been included in: Haaretz, MSN (US), The Internet Archive, Substack, Flipboard, Global Research, Forward, Jewish Journal (Los Angeles), Center for a New American Security (CNAS), CTXT, Reader Supported News, Mondialisation, SGT Report RELATED ARTICLES: UN finds at least 14 Israelis likely intentionally killed by own army on October 7 Israeli newspaper: Israeli army ordered the killing of Israeli civilians and soldiers Oct 7 Another Israeli soldier admits to implementing the ‘Hannibal Directive’ on October 7 Israeli October 7 posterchild was killed by Israeli tank, eyewitnesses reveal Israel’s national murder-suicide pact: Internalizing the “Hannibal Directive” What media reports fail to tell you about October 7 October 7th myths are still out there, killing Palestinians American Media Keep Citing Zaka — though its October 7 atrocity stories are discredited in Israel https://israelpalestinenews.org/idf-ordered-hannibal-directive-on-october-7-to-prevent-hamas-taking-soldiers-captive/
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  • Israeli strikes continue unabated, ripping Palestinian bodies apart – Day 281
    [email protected] July 15, 2024 mawasi attack, netzah yehuda, nuseirat attack


    The New Arab reports: Izzat al-Risheq, a member of Hamas’s political office, refuted claims that the group has withdrawn from ceasefire negotiations.

    “There is no truth to what was reported by the media about the movement stopping negotiations,” al-Risheq stated.

    These comments followed a report by news agency AFP, citing an unnamed senior Hamas official, claiming the group was pulling out of truce talks due to Israel’s “stalling” and ongoing “massacres” of civilians in Gaza.

    However, Israeli broadcaster Kan, referencing a diplomat claimed to be familiar with the discussions, reported that negotiations are still scheduled to take place this week in Doha, Qatar.

    Scene from Israel's strike on a home in Nuseirat refugee camp.
    Scene from Israel’s strike on a home in Nuseirat refugee camp. (screenshot)
    Israeli battalion that committed gross human rights abuses is shaping the fight in Gaza

    CNN reports: Former commanders of the Netzah Yehuda battalion, an Israeli military unit that has been accused by the United States of gross human rights violations against Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank prior to October 7, have been promoted to senior positions in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and are now active in training Israeli ground troops as well as running operations in Gaza, a CNN investigation has found.

    Among CNN’s findings was rare whistleblower testimony from a former soldier of the unit who described a command that encouraged a culture of violence, an issue identified by US State Department investigations.

    In April, the State Department said that it had determined five Israeli security units had committed gross violations of human rights prior to the outbreak of the war with Hamas in Gaza. The department said that four of the units had “effectively remediated,” or reformed themselves, in the wake of those violations, but that it was still deciding whether to restrict US military assistance to the remaining unit: The Netzah Yehuda battalion, originally created to accommodate ultra-Orthodox Jews in the military.

    The news that the US might withhold assistance from the Israeli military unit triggered a furious response at the time from top Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said: “If anyone thinks they can impose sanctions on a unit of the IDF, I will fight with all my strength.”

    In a letter obtained by CNN, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told House Speaker Mike Johnson that the US was working with Israel “on identifying a path to effective remediation” for the Netzah Yehuda battalion.

    RECOMMENDED READING: Blinken Says Israeli Units Accused of Serious Violations Have Done Enough to Avoid Sanctions. Experts and Insiders Disagree.

    Members of Netzah Yehuda, the ultra-Orthodox Israeli military unit accused of rights abuses against Palestinians.

    Biden, Netanyahu to Meet Two Days Before Israeli PM Addresses Congress

    Ha’aretz reports: U.S. President Joe Biden will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington next week, days before the PM addresses Congress on July 24.

    Biden and Netanyahu’s relationship has become strained and tense over the past few months, as the war in Gaza continues.

    President Biden recently held back a shipment of 2,000-pound bombs intended for Israel – while allowing massive quantities of other weaponry and vehicles to be sent

    NOTE: The Leahy Laws require the US to withhold aid to countries that commit Gross Human Rights Violations – but in spite of overwhelming proof of widespread abuse by Israel, our politicians have thus far declined to cut off military support, and have managed only minor sanctions against a few settler groups.

    The US has made special efforts to create loopholes for Israel, has bypassed congressional oversight on at least two major weapons transfers since October 7th, and has “quietly approved and delivered more than 100 separate foreign military sales to Israel since the Gaza war began.”

    POTUS tweet, October 18, 2023 "I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the situation on the ground, security assistance and humanitarian needs, and information on unaccounted Americans. I asked tough questions as a friend of Israel. We will continue to deter any actor wanting to widen this conflict."
    POTUS tweet, October 18, 2023 “I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the situation on the ground, security assistance and humanitarian needs, and information on unaccounted Americans. I asked tough questions as a friend of Israel. We will continue to deter any actor wanting to widen this conflict.” (photo)
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    IMEMC Daily Reports.



    STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 14:

    Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 14: at least 39,157* (38,584 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.]

    This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 573 in the West Bank (~138 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths.

    Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza.

    Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza.

    At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank).
    At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**.
    About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced.
    2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity.
    Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 14: at least 94,301 (including at least 88,881 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children).

    [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.]
    Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 14: ~1,478 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured.

    Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%.

    NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers.

    *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.**

    Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals.

    † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics.

    Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here.

    Hover over each bar for exact numbers.
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    Israeli strikes continue unabated, ripping Palestinian bodies apart – Day 281 [email protected] July 15, 2024 mawasi attack, netzah yehuda, nuseirat attack The New Arab reports: Izzat al-Risheq, a member of Hamas’s political office, refuted claims that the group has withdrawn from ceasefire negotiations. “There is no truth to what was reported by the media about the movement stopping negotiations,” al-Risheq stated. These comments followed a report by news agency AFP, citing an unnamed senior Hamas official, claiming the group was pulling out of truce talks due to Israel’s “stalling” and ongoing “massacres” of civilians in Gaza. However, Israeli broadcaster Kan, referencing a diplomat claimed to be familiar with the discussions, reported that negotiations are still scheduled to take place this week in Doha, Qatar. Scene from Israel's strike on a home in Nuseirat refugee camp. Scene from Israel’s strike on a home in Nuseirat refugee camp. (screenshot) Israeli battalion that committed gross human rights abuses is shaping the fight in Gaza CNN reports: Former commanders of the Netzah Yehuda battalion, an Israeli military unit that has been accused by the United States of gross human rights violations against Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank prior to October 7, have been promoted to senior positions in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and are now active in training Israeli ground troops as well as running operations in Gaza, a CNN investigation has found. Among CNN’s findings was rare whistleblower testimony from a former soldier of the unit who described a command that encouraged a culture of violence, an issue identified by US State Department investigations. In April, the State Department said that it had determined five Israeli security units had committed gross violations of human rights prior to the outbreak of the war with Hamas in Gaza. The department said that four of the units had “effectively remediated,” or reformed themselves, in the wake of those violations, but that it was still deciding whether to restrict US military assistance to the remaining unit: The Netzah Yehuda battalion, originally created to accommodate ultra-Orthodox Jews in the military. The news that the US might withhold assistance from the Israeli military unit triggered a furious response at the time from top Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said: “If anyone thinks they can impose sanctions on a unit of the IDF, I will fight with all my strength.” In a letter obtained by CNN, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told House Speaker Mike Johnson that the US was working with Israel “on identifying a path to effective remediation” for the Netzah Yehuda battalion. RECOMMENDED READING: Blinken Says Israeli Units Accused of Serious Violations Have Done Enough to Avoid Sanctions. Experts and Insiders Disagree. Members of Netzah Yehuda, the ultra-Orthodox Israeli military unit accused of rights abuses against Palestinians. Biden, Netanyahu to Meet Two Days Before Israeli PM Addresses Congress Ha’aretz reports: U.S. President Joe Biden will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington next week, days before the PM addresses Congress on July 24. Biden and Netanyahu’s relationship has become strained and tense over the past few months, as the war in Gaza continues. President Biden recently held back a shipment of 2,000-pound bombs intended for Israel – while allowing massive quantities of other weaponry and vehicles to be sent NOTE: The Leahy Laws require the US to withhold aid to countries that commit Gross Human Rights Violations – but in spite of overwhelming proof of widespread abuse by Israel, our politicians have thus far declined to cut off military support, and have managed only minor sanctions against a few settler groups. The US has made special efforts to create loopholes for Israel, has bypassed congressional oversight on at least two major weapons transfers since October 7th, and has “quietly approved and delivered more than 100 separate foreign military sales to Israel since the Gaza war began.” POTUS tweet, October 18, 2023 "I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the situation on the ground, security assistance and humanitarian needs, and information on unaccounted Americans. I asked tough questions as a friend of Israel. We will continue to deter any actor wanting to widen this conflict." POTUS tweet, October 18, 2023 “I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the situation on the ground, security assistance and humanitarian needs, and information on unaccounted Americans. I asked tough questions as a friend of Israel. We will continue to deter any actor wanting to widen this conflict.” (photo) MORE NEWS: IMEMC Daily Reports. STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 14: Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 14: at least 39,157* (38,584 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.] This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 573 in the West Bank (~138 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths. Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza. Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza. At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank). At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**. About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced. 2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity. Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 14: at least 94,301 (including at least 88,881 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children). [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.] Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 14: ~1,478 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured. Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%. NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers. *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.** Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals. † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics. Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here. Hover over each bar for exact numbers. Source: IsraelPalestineTimeline.org Gaza has turned into Biden’s most perplexing moral and foreign policy failure ‘Suffering horrifically’: 10 months of Israel’s ‘war on children’ in Gaza Pro-Israel ADL ‘spied on’ African American activist over opposition to US-Israel police exchange programme ‘I’m bored, so I shoot’: The Israeli army’s approval of free-for-all violence in Gaza Lancet: Counting the dead in Gaza – difficult but essential ‘Revealer of Inconvenient Truths’ – Julian Assange’s Impact on Palestine Fact or Fiction: Is Israel Unfairly Singled Out for Global Condemnation? How an Israeli colonel invented the burned babies lie to justify genocide Widely reported Palestinian father-son ‘rape’ confession contradicted by piles of evidence The Gaza Project reveals how Israel has targeted the press – in 3 stories ‘Buying Our Own Stolen Water’ in Bethlehem – Scorching Summer Awaits Palestinians in the West Bank Israel’s covert info bots targeting America met with hypocritical silence AIPAC: Has the pro-Israel lobby bribed and bought the US Democratic Party? Israel’s war on Gaza is the deadliest conflict on record for journalists. Israeli army hits Gaza family, uses them as human shields, and runs over their mother. Strangling Israeli restrictions were in place long before October 7th. The day Israeli tanks fired directly at AFP’s Gaza Bureau. The craziest ‘pro-Israel’ votes on the Hill today. Israeli documents show expansive government effort to shape US discourse around Gaza war. Why As A Christian, I Won’t Be Condemning Hamas Anytime Soon. 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  • Data analytics converts raw data into actionable insights. It includes a range of tools, technologies, and processes used to find trends and solve problems by using data. Data analytics can shape business processes, improve decision-making, and foster business growth.

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  • Rewiring
    Corey Lynn

    I have been reprogramming my mind and reconditioning it to how it once functioned prior to doing all of this deep research, intuiting, and writing over the past eight years. It’s actually more of a “rewiring” to sever and rebuild neural pathways I built along the way so that I can get back to a state of being in the moment, creating, and manifesting in a powerful and positive manner. It is a state that I always existed in, so this is a first for me to have to rewire these pathways.

    I’m moving much quicker than I anticipated, as I’m already back to my state of observation with a sense of detachment and no emotional reaction aside from remaining in a state of peace, calm, and sometimes joy. I’m still working on the joy part, as it’s been a bit of a rough year for me personally.

    I don’t know if people realize the internal programming happening within their brain that they themselves are allowing and in fact creating. The learning is important for awareness, but the repetitive thoughts and words are building one heck of a circuitry in your mind, and these control seekers are fully aware of that. I knew that when I took on this work, I would be soaking in a dark mud pit and it may become tricky to crawl out of, but I felt obligated to do so, and so I did. Though it’s taking me some time to rewire my brain, I’m enjoying the ride because it’s bringing me back to my old stomping grounds – a higher consciousness where the world is my playground, not a prison cell. Of course, it’s a trade off because I have had to step back from work to recalibrate and begin shifting into what I had always intended to get to…writing about the true power within us all. I wrote a little about this last month, if you care to check it out.

    I’ve already begun writing down many thoughts and began an article, but I had to pause because I’m just not quite recalibrated yet and I need it to “flow” as it once did. It’s going to be fantastic and I cannot wait to share, I just need folks to bear with me a bit longer.

    In the meantime, I hope that others are taking time for themselves and beginning their own rewiring. We cannot change the world until we change ourselves first, and it is so important to go within and do the necessary work so that one can get to a state of feeling whole, basking in joy, and being fearless and detached from any outcome. I reached the point of being fearless nearly a year ago. I guess there is something to be said for desensitizing oneself after doing all of this work, huh? Ha!

    I hope people are beginning to realize – if it’s out of your control, it is a distraction and a time and energy suck. If it’s within your control – how can you exert your time and energy unless you yourself are in a balanced state without reacting emotionally? That is the state where creation takes hold and it projects a powerful force that inspires and motivates.

    Let the rewiring begin!


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    Rewiring Corey Lynn I have been reprogramming my mind and reconditioning it to how it once functioned prior to doing all of this deep research, intuiting, and writing over the past eight years. It’s actually more of a “rewiring” to sever and rebuild neural pathways I built along the way so that I can get back to a state of being in the moment, creating, and manifesting in a powerful and positive manner. It is a state that I always existed in, so this is a first for me to have to rewire these pathways. I’m moving much quicker than I anticipated, as I’m already back to my state of observation with a sense of detachment and no emotional reaction aside from remaining in a state of peace, calm, and sometimes joy. I’m still working on the joy part, as it’s been a bit of a rough year for me personally. I don’t know if people realize the internal programming happening within their brain that they themselves are allowing and in fact creating. The learning is important for awareness, but the repetitive thoughts and words are building one heck of a circuitry in your mind, and these control seekers are fully aware of that. I knew that when I took on this work, I would be soaking in a dark mud pit and it may become tricky to crawl out of, but I felt obligated to do so, and so I did. Though it’s taking me some time to rewire my brain, I’m enjoying the ride because it’s bringing me back to my old stomping grounds – a higher consciousness where the world is my playground, not a prison cell. Of course, it’s a trade off because I have had to step back from work to recalibrate and begin shifting into what I had always intended to get to…writing about the true power within us all. I wrote a little about this last month, if you care to check it out. I’ve already begun writing down many thoughts and began an article, but I had to pause because I’m just not quite recalibrated yet and I need it to “flow” as it once did. It’s going to be fantastic and I cannot wait to share, I just need folks to bear with me a bit longer. In the meantime, I hope that others are taking time for themselves and beginning their own rewiring. We cannot change the world until we change ourselves first, and it is so important to go within and do the necessary work so that one can get to a state of feeling whole, basking in joy, and being fearless and detached from any outcome. I reached the point of being fearless nearly a year ago. I guess there is something to be said for desensitizing oneself after doing all of this work, huh? Ha! I hope people are beginning to realize – if it’s out of your control, it is a distraction and a time and energy suck. If it’s within your control – how can you exert your time and energy unless you yourself are in a balanced state without reacting emotionally? That is the state where creation takes hold and it projects a powerful force that inspires and motivates. Let the rewiring begin! Subscribe to Corey’s Digs so you don’t miss a Dig! https://www.coreysdigs.com/consciousness/rewiring/
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  • Make Meat Great Again! Don’t Let The Globalists Pull This Off
    Corey Lynn

    It’s 2023, and most people are scurrying about their days making plans for the Holidays and figuring out whether to serve up a roast, a turkey or a ham. Meanwhile, over 70,000 clowns are toasting champagne at their 5 star hotels in Dubai while thinking they can tell people whether or not a roast, a turkey, or a ham is allowed. While flying around in their private jets, they giggle as they cook up their conspiracy theory on “climate change” to convince people to eat less meat. While they’re dancing with politicians and coercing nations to set new policies and regulations to harm the productivity of farmers and ranchers – our food source – people should be supporting them and stand together in defiance of this nonsense.

    The funny thing is, while these clowns conspire and celebrate their narrative to save the planet, in part by the absurdity of reducing meat consumption, many of these same clowns are supporters of Merck and were pushing for a vote at Codex to inject cattle, pigs, and poultry with Merck’s toxic steroid-like drug zilpaterol hydrochloride to produce more muscle and less fat. This of course brings a fortune to Merck, while benefiting the bottom line for ranchers who are ok with poisoning their livestock and humans. How’s that for an oxymoron? That’s right, on November 28th, while the clowns sipped champagne on their private jets headed to the COP28 in Dubai to “save the world from climate change” and instruct nations to reduce meat consumption, their counterparts were at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, voting to approve this poison.

    So the question is – do they want to reduce meat consumption or do they want to muscle up the meat and make it more desirable to eat so people devour toxins? Perhaps it’s both. Who can keep track anymore? The cocktails are endless, from GMOs to hormones, antibiotics, DNA and mRNA, or growing meat in a petri dish or 3D printing it. These globalists want to make it so inedible, no one will want to consume meat.

    According to Scott Tips, President of The National Health Federation, who attends these Codex meetings to fight for the safety of consumers, this is all about money, and by adopting the Codex standard zilpaterol can “flood the world markets unobstructed.” This would allow Merck to force all of the countries who voted against it to open their markets to zilpaterol-tainted meat as well. Most of the western hemisphere has already been using zilpaterol despite the fact that there has never been a risk assessment done, it’s banned from use in horses because it’s not safe, and Merck actually withdrew it from the market in 2015 before working its way back in. At that time, under Merck’s brand name “Zilmax,” even Cargill and Tyson suspended their purchases of Zilmax-fed cattle in North America.

    The many-years-long battle against the toxic vet drug came to an end when the Commission voted 88-49 with 11 abstentions to approve zilpaterol MRLs (maximum residue levels). Scott Tips reported that those “speaking against the standard were the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, UAE, Algeria, Belarus, Syria, Tunisia, North Macedonia, and Cameroon. Those pushing the standard were the United States, Canada, New Zealand, many African states, and every single one of the Western-hemisphere countries. The UK remained strangely aloof, as if wishing to avoid offending anyone.”

    Back in the U.S., Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has been trying to get the PRIME Act passed for nearly 6 years, but feels he is beginning to make headway now. If passed, the PRIME Act will make it much easier for local farms to compete with the handful of big meat companies, by allowing safe, local processing options rather than a farmer having to travel for hours to a USDA-inspected processing facility.

    According to Rep. Massie, “Current law exempts custom slaughter of animals from federal inspection regulations, but only if the meat is slaughtered for personal, household, guest, and employee use (21 U.S.C. § 623(a)). This means that in order to sell individual cuts of locally raised meats to consumers, farmers and ranchers must first send their animals to one of a limited number of USDA-inspected slaughterhouses. These USDA-inspected slaughterhouses are sometimes hundreds of miles away from farms and ranches, adding substantial transportation costs and increasing the chances of locally raised meat co-mingling with industrially-produced meat. The PRIME Act would expand the current custom exemption and allow small farms, ranches, and slaughterhouses to thrive.”

    While the battle on meat continues, it’s important for everyone to do their due diligence when it comes to shopping for and purchasing meat. According to the USDA, in March they released a proposed rule with new regulatory requirements on those voluntary “Product of USA” labels, whereby the claim can only be used on meat, poultry and egg products if they are derived from animals that are born, raised, slaughtered and processed in the USA. So pay attention to the labels – on all food for that matter. There are some small farms that offer co-ops whereby several people can go in on the ownership of cattle and split the beef. There are also a handful of companies who ship bundles of beef. In either case, it’s always important to confirm how the cattle are raised and processed, and if they are given zilpaterol, antibiotics, hormones, or mRNA. Always support your local farmers, whether it be for meat, vegetables, fruit, raw milk, or other items. They are quite literally our key to survival, unless of course you are able to grow enough food and raise livestock to support your entire family on an annual basis. They deserve our support and respect.

    Corey’s Digs has done extensive research on an incredible, fully vertically integrated large ranching operation in the U.S. who controls their entire supply chain. It’s quite impressive. The cattle are all pasture raised on over 290,000 combined acres by their own mothers. This is a premium lineage of all Prime and High Choice, with the processing facility being right on the ranch, and the beef is aged for 21 days before shipping. Never ever zilpaterol, antibiotics, hormones, mRNA, or vaccines. They ship a variety of bundles monthly or every other month, along with individual added cuts, straight from the ranch to a customer’s home. The biggest difference is the taste – it’s amazing how delicious Prime beef is without all those toxins. The beef is exclusive to members through Shopping Club Freedom, which boasts hundreds of non toxic products that everyone uses in their daily lives, all of which are patented and produced by this same company right here in the U.S. It’s one heck of a solution to ensure access to healthy products and beef while sticking it to the globalists who want to rule everyone’s life, which is why Corey’s Digs has partnered with them and has been shopping there for over two years now.

    No one should let these madmen make choices for them or their families. Everyone should support U.S. farmers and ranchers, get behind Rep. Massie’s PRIME Act, and don’t buy the poison these globalists are selling.

    MAKE MEAT GREAT AGAIN!



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    Make Meat Great Again! Don’t Let The Globalists Pull This Off Corey Lynn It’s 2023, and most people are scurrying about their days making plans for the Holidays and figuring out whether to serve up a roast, a turkey or a ham. Meanwhile, over 70,000 clowns are toasting champagne at their 5 star hotels in Dubai while thinking they can tell people whether or not a roast, a turkey, or a ham is allowed. While flying around in their private jets, they giggle as they cook up their conspiracy theory on “climate change” to convince people to eat less meat. While they’re dancing with politicians and coercing nations to set new policies and regulations to harm the productivity of farmers and ranchers – our food source – people should be supporting them and stand together in defiance of this nonsense. The funny thing is, while these clowns conspire and celebrate their narrative to save the planet, in part by the absurdity of reducing meat consumption, many of these same clowns are supporters of Merck and were pushing for a vote at Codex to inject cattle, pigs, and poultry with Merck’s toxic steroid-like drug zilpaterol hydrochloride to produce more muscle and less fat. This of course brings a fortune to Merck, while benefiting the bottom line for ranchers who are ok with poisoning their livestock and humans. How’s that for an oxymoron? That’s right, on November 28th, while the clowns sipped champagne on their private jets headed to the COP28 in Dubai to “save the world from climate change” and instruct nations to reduce meat consumption, their counterparts were at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, voting to approve this poison. So the question is – do they want to reduce meat consumption or do they want to muscle up the meat and make it more desirable to eat so people devour toxins? Perhaps it’s both. Who can keep track anymore? The cocktails are endless, from GMOs to hormones, antibiotics, DNA and mRNA, or growing meat in a petri dish or 3D printing it. These globalists want to make it so inedible, no one will want to consume meat. According to Scott Tips, President of The National Health Federation, who attends these Codex meetings to fight for the safety of consumers, this is all about money, and by adopting the Codex standard zilpaterol can “flood the world markets unobstructed.” This would allow Merck to force all of the countries who voted against it to open their markets to zilpaterol-tainted meat as well. Most of the western hemisphere has already been using zilpaterol despite the fact that there has never been a risk assessment done, it’s banned from use in horses because it’s not safe, and Merck actually withdrew it from the market in 2015 before working its way back in. At that time, under Merck’s brand name “Zilmax,” even Cargill and Tyson suspended their purchases of Zilmax-fed cattle in North America. The many-years-long battle against the toxic vet drug came to an end when the Commission voted 88-49 with 11 abstentions to approve zilpaterol MRLs (maximum residue levels). Scott Tips reported that those “speaking against the standard were the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, UAE, Algeria, Belarus, Syria, Tunisia, North Macedonia, and Cameroon. Those pushing the standard were the United States, Canada, New Zealand, many African states, and every single one of the Western-hemisphere countries. The UK remained strangely aloof, as if wishing to avoid offending anyone.” Back in the U.S., Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has been trying to get the PRIME Act passed for nearly 6 years, but feels he is beginning to make headway now. If passed, the PRIME Act will make it much easier for local farms to compete with the handful of big meat companies, by allowing safe, local processing options rather than a farmer having to travel for hours to a USDA-inspected processing facility. According to Rep. Massie, “Current law exempts custom slaughter of animals from federal inspection regulations, but only if the meat is slaughtered for personal, household, guest, and employee use (21 U.S.C. § 623(a)). This means that in order to sell individual cuts of locally raised meats to consumers, farmers and ranchers must first send their animals to one of a limited number of USDA-inspected slaughterhouses. These USDA-inspected slaughterhouses are sometimes hundreds of miles away from farms and ranches, adding substantial transportation costs and increasing the chances of locally raised meat co-mingling with industrially-produced meat. The PRIME Act would expand the current custom exemption and allow small farms, ranches, and slaughterhouses to thrive.” While the battle on meat continues, it’s important for everyone to do their due diligence when it comes to shopping for and purchasing meat. According to the USDA, in March they released a proposed rule with new regulatory requirements on those voluntary “Product of USA” labels, whereby the claim can only be used on meat, poultry and egg products if they are derived from animals that are born, raised, slaughtered and processed in the USA. So pay attention to the labels – on all food for that matter. There are some small farms that offer co-ops whereby several people can go in on the ownership of cattle and split the beef. There are also a handful of companies who ship bundles of beef. In either case, it’s always important to confirm how the cattle are raised and processed, and if they are given zilpaterol, antibiotics, hormones, or mRNA. Always support your local farmers, whether it be for meat, vegetables, fruit, raw milk, or other items. They are quite literally our key to survival, unless of course you are able to grow enough food and raise livestock to support your entire family on an annual basis. They deserve our support and respect. Corey’s Digs has done extensive research on an incredible, fully vertically integrated large ranching operation in the U.S. who controls their entire supply chain. It’s quite impressive. The cattle are all pasture raised on over 290,000 combined acres by their own mothers. This is a premium lineage of all Prime and High Choice, with the processing facility being right on the ranch, and the beef is aged for 21 days before shipping. Never ever zilpaterol, antibiotics, hormones, mRNA, or vaccines. They ship a variety of bundles monthly or every other month, along with individual added cuts, straight from the ranch to a customer’s home. The biggest difference is the taste – it’s amazing how delicious Prime beef is without all those toxins. The beef is exclusive to members through Shopping Club Freedom, which boasts hundreds of non toxic products that everyone uses in their daily lives, all of which are patented and produced by this same company right here in the U.S. It’s one heck of a solution to ensure access to healthy products and beef while sticking it to the globalists who want to rule everyone’s life, which is why Corey’s Digs has partnered with them and has been shopping there for over two years now. No one should let these madmen make choices for them or their families. Everyone should support U.S. farmers and ranchers, get behind Rep. Massie’s PRIME Act, and don’t buy the poison these globalists are selling. MAKE MEAT GREAT AGAIN! Subscribe to Corey’s Digs so you don’t miss a Dig! https://www.coreysdigs.com/food-supply-chain/make-meat-great-again-dont-let-the-globalists-pull-this-off/
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  • 10 Fake News Tactics
    Corey Lynn

    Fake news used to be a twist of truth, a spin on a story, and an outlandish opinion, but now it’s become an in-your-face blatant lie, and they downright don’t give a damn that you know they are lying. Now more than ever it is critical that people learn how to quickly sift through the garbage news and be able to discern and compartmentalize truth from fiction and plausibility.

    Corey’s Digs provides over 80 resources for fact checking and deep digging, a file drawer loaded up with declassified documents and transcripts, tools including an excellent background search database, secure virtual private network when surfing the internet, and encrypted emails, as well as a two-part series on Hunting the Hunters providing tips on researching. Take advantage of this site and use all of these tools to keep yourself sharp during this information war, as they try to erase our history.

    10 Fake News Tactics

    1) They write an article purely about data, throw out large numbers to scare you, but won’t give you the minuscule percentage it equates to because they know most people won’t bother to do the math. So instead, all people see is that big number. Then, they take an aspect within the overall data topic, that equates to a much larger percentage, and push that to the forefront to stoke fear, so it’s the only percentage that sticks in ones mind. This is commonplace in fake news. Do the math yourself.

    2) They write some dramatic piece to justify their narrative, throwing out numbers and percentages, then create a graph to reflect just how awful it appears to be. The only problem is, they only factored in about 2 out of 10 elements that would need to be taken into account to derive at the numbers they came to. They tell less than half the story, sum it up with a shocking visual, and people fall for it. Another thing they do with numbers is push a scare tactic with a global death rate attached to a year, but don’t mention it’s global, leading people to believe that is the death rate in the U.S. alone. They do this with the vaccine industry all the time. “Over 110,000 people died from the measles in 2017,” with a big fat zero in the U.S., but they fail to mention that part.

    3) They scribble out a 2,000 word spin on a story, beginning with an intriguing detail and perhaps a fact or two. Once they grip your mind, they go in for the kill – filling it with a pumped up opinion made to look like facts, while not providing a shred of evidence. About 3/4 of the way down the article, they lay out that basically everything they just stated was bs, in one single sentence, that about 5% of people will ever reach.

    4) The emotionally driven articles meant to fuel anger, hate, or fear, that are typically backed with a bunch of false or exaggerated statistics, piped full of bought-off scientific research, or a personal story from a paid actor.

    5) “Our sources say” is no longer a good look. Nine times out of ten it’s either intentional leaked disinformation, someone with a grudge, or the sources are non-existent. Stick with journalists who provide evidence, unless you have followed a journalist’s track record long enough to know that if they occasionally have an anonymous “source” and you are able to connect additional dots with evidence, keep it in the plausibility compartment until more information comes out.

    6) Every single fact checking website out there is a joke. They are wrong more than they are right – and that’s most certainly intentional.

    7) The “drop retraction” and “the extraction.” The “drop retraction” is the intentional drop of something so outlandish it becomes instant clickbait for a viral storm. They know it’s an out and out lie, and they have every intention of doing the most damage followed by the most minimal retraction within 24-hrs of it going viral – just long enough to seed millions of minds, knowing full well that the mere tweet apology rather than removal of the piece or tweet entirely, will always remain in the clickbait spotlight. The “extraction” is when they extract a single sentence from a lengthy document few people will ever read, or 10 seconds from a 5 minute video clip few will bother to trace down, and spin it into a volatile mudslide of such disbelief, that everyone believes it. These are almost always emotionally driven segments.

    8) They stick with the same story or same statistics they’ve been pushing for a long time, even long after it’s already been debunked with evidence to the contrary. There are millions of people in this world, so they cast their spells in cycles knowing full well it will grab hold of some minds.

    9) “Misleading headlines” are some of the most infuriating ones of all. We are in a world of sound bites and eye candy, with information storming at 1000 mph and people with shorter attention spans than ever before. People will take a headline at face value, never read the article in its entirety, then proceed to share it with an opinion stapled to it. How can one have an opinion on something they never read? This is dangerous territory creating a lot of cognitive dissonance. CBS News recently ran a perfect example of this, with a prominent race baiting headline stating, “A white bar owner in Omaha shot and killed a black protester. He won’t face charges.” If anyone cared to click on it to read the actual story, the reality was it was a man battling another man who was shot in self defense, but they had to make it about race to stoke the racial divide and chaos. The New York Times is famous for altering headlines from their morning edition to their late edition. It generally begins with a shred of truth, and after receiving orders from the narrative machines, the headlines change to a totally different tone, expressing the complete opposite of how it was portrayed in the first edition.

    10) The “two-sided dagger.” When they write from a place of concern about a group of people, person, or situation, only later to stab them in the back for whatever political agenda they are taking part of at that point in time. Alternatively, they write in a certain tone about one situation or event, while writing in a completely different tone about an almost identical situation or event. In either case, the two-side dagger becomes a nice side-by-side visual for evidence, but the damage has already been done.


    Some perfect examples of fake news and manipulation tactics can be seen all throughout Corey’s Digs recent report: Historical Hypocrisy & Psychological Warfare which covers the past month of devastating actions and some of the most outrageous hypocrisy we’ve witnessed to date in an 111-page pictorial book with hyperlinks. It is also available in PDF download in The Bookshop. It’s a historical scrapbook of evidence. Hang onto it.



    https://www.coreysdigs.com/global/10-fake-news-tactics/
    10 Fake News Tactics Corey Lynn Fake news used to be a twist of truth, a spin on a story, and an outlandish opinion, but now it’s become an in-your-face blatant lie, and they downright don’t give a damn that you know they are lying. Now more than ever it is critical that people learn how to quickly sift through the garbage news and be able to discern and compartmentalize truth from fiction and plausibility. Corey’s Digs provides over 80 resources for fact checking and deep digging, a file drawer loaded up with declassified documents and transcripts, tools including an excellent background search database, secure virtual private network when surfing the internet, and encrypted emails, as well as a two-part series on Hunting the Hunters providing tips on researching. Take advantage of this site and use all of these tools to keep yourself sharp during this information war, as they try to erase our history. 10 Fake News Tactics 1) They write an article purely about data, throw out large numbers to scare you, but won’t give you the minuscule percentage it equates to because they know most people won’t bother to do the math. So instead, all people see is that big number. Then, they take an aspect within the overall data topic, that equates to a much larger percentage, and push that to the forefront to stoke fear, so it’s the only percentage that sticks in ones mind. This is commonplace in fake news. Do the math yourself. 2) They write some dramatic piece to justify their narrative, throwing out numbers and percentages, then create a graph to reflect just how awful it appears to be. The only problem is, they only factored in about 2 out of 10 elements that would need to be taken into account to derive at the numbers they came to. They tell less than half the story, sum it up with a shocking visual, and people fall for it. Another thing they do with numbers is push a scare tactic with a global death rate attached to a year, but don’t mention it’s global, leading people to believe that is the death rate in the U.S. alone. They do this with the vaccine industry all the time. “Over 110,000 people died from the measles in 2017,” with a big fat zero in the U.S., but they fail to mention that part. 3) They scribble out a 2,000 word spin on a story, beginning with an intriguing detail and perhaps a fact or two. Once they grip your mind, they go in for the kill – filling it with a pumped up opinion made to look like facts, while not providing a shred of evidence. About 3/4 of the way down the article, they lay out that basically everything they just stated was bs, in one single sentence, that about 5% of people will ever reach. 4) The emotionally driven articles meant to fuel anger, hate, or fear, that are typically backed with a bunch of false or exaggerated statistics, piped full of bought-off scientific research, or a personal story from a paid actor. 5) “Our sources say” is no longer a good look. Nine times out of ten it’s either intentional leaked disinformation, someone with a grudge, or the sources are non-existent. Stick with journalists who provide evidence, unless you have followed a journalist’s track record long enough to know that if they occasionally have an anonymous “source” and you are able to connect additional dots with evidence, keep it in the plausibility compartment until more information comes out. 6) Every single fact checking website out there is a joke. They are wrong more than they are right – and that’s most certainly intentional. 7) The “drop retraction” and “the extraction.” The “drop retraction” is the intentional drop of something so outlandish it becomes instant clickbait for a viral storm. They know it’s an out and out lie, and they have every intention of doing the most damage followed by the most minimal retraction within 24-hrs of it going viral – just long enough to seed millions of minds, knowing full well that the mere tweet apology rather than removal of the piece or tweet entirely, will always remain in the clickbait spotlight. The “extraction” is when they extract a single sentence from a lengthy document few people will ever read, or 10 seconds from a 5 minute video clip few will bother to trace down, and spin it into a volatile mudslide of such disbelief, that everyone believes it. These are almost always emotionally driven segments. 8) They stick with the same story or same statistics they’ve been pushing for a long time, even long after it’s already been debunked with evidence to the contrary. There are millions of people in this world, so they cast their spells in cycles knowing full well it will grab hold of some minds. 9) “Misleading headlines” are some of the most infuriating ones of all. We are in a world of sound bites and eye candy, with information storming at 1000 mph and people with shorter attention spans than ever before. People will take a headline at face value, never read the article in its entirety, then proceed to share it with an opinion stapled to it. How can one have an opinion on something they never read? This is dangerous territory creating a lot of cognitive dissonance. CBS News recently ran a perfect example of this, with a prominent race baiting headline stating, “A white bar owner in Omaha shot and killed a black protester. He won’t face charges.” If anyone cared to click on it to read the actual story, the reality was it was a man battling another man who was shot in self defense, but they had to make it about race to stoke the racial divide and chaos. The New York Times is famous for altering headlines from their morning edition to their late edition. It generally begins with a shred of truth, and after receiving orders from the narrative machines, the headlines change to a totally different tone, expressing the complete opposite of how it was portrayed in the first edition. 10) The “two-sided dagger.” When they write from a place of concern about a group of people, person, or situation, only later to stab them in the back for whatever political agenda they are taking part of at that point in time. Alternatively, they write in a certain tone about one situation or event, while writing in a completely different tone about an almost identical situation or event. In either case, the two-side dagger becomes a nice side-by-side visual for evidence, but the damage has already been done. Some perfect examples of fake news and manipulation tactics can be seen all throughout Corey’s Digs recent report: Historical Hypocrisy & Psychological Warfare which covers the past month of devastating actions and some of the most outrageous hypocrisy we’ve witnessed to date in an 111-page pictorial book with hyperlinks. It is also available in PDF download in The Bookshop. It’s a historical scrapbook of evidence. Hang onto it. https://www.coreysdigs.com/global/10-fake-news-tactics/
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  • ‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 279: Israel orders Gaza City residents to flee south — again
    Israel ordered Gaza City residents to leave as Shuja’iyya has become “uninhabitable.” Meanwhile, ceasefire talks are set to continue in Egypt as Netanyahu is accused of sabotaging a potential deal.

    Qassam MuaddiJuly 11, 2024
    Palestinian families migrate to the southern parts of the Gaza Strip by way of Salah al-Din Street after Israeli attacks in Gaza City, July 10, 2024. (Photo: Omar Ashtawy/APA Images)
    Palestinian families migrate to the southern parts of the Gaza Strip by way of Salah al-Din Street after Israeli attacks in Gaza City, July 10, 2024. (Photo: Omar Ashtawy/APA Images)
    Casualties

    38,345 + killed* and at least 88,295 wounded in the Gaza Strip. Among the dead, 28,428 have been fully identified. These include 7,779 children, 5466 women, and 2418 elderly people as of May 1. In addition, around 10,000 more are estimated to be under the rubble.*
    572+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank including eastern Jerusalem. These include 137 children.**
    Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,140.
    681 Israeli soldiers have been recognized as killed, and 4096 as wounded by the Israeli army since October 7.***
    * Gaza’s branch of the Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed this figure in its daily report, published through its WhatsApp channel on July 11, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead.
    ** The death toll in the West Bank and Jerusalem is not updated regularly. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health on July 10, this is the latest figure.
    *** These figures are released by the Israeli military, showing the soldiers whose names “were allowed to be published.” The number of Israeli soldiers wounded according to declarations by the head of the Israeli army’s wounded association to Israel’s Channel 12 exceeds 20,000 including at least 8,000 permanently handicapped as of June 1. Israel’s Channel 7 reported that according to the Israeli war ministry’s rehabilitation service numbers, 8,663 new wounded joined the army’s handicap rehabilitation system since October 7, as of June 18.

    Key Developments

    Israel kills 192 Palestinians, wounds 467 across Gaza since Monday, July 8, raising death toll since October 7 to 38,345 and number of wounded to 88,295, according to Gaza health ministry.
    Israeli delegation returns from Qatar to update Israel’s government after high level meeting to restart ceasefire talks.
    Hamas accuses Israel of prolonging talks in order to make them fail.
    Netanyahu says that the war will continue until destruction of Hamas and release of Israeli captives, says Netanyahu says any deal must allow Israel to resume war.
    U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says that Wahington sees chance to reach ceasefire deal in Gaza.
    Israeli army chief of staff says army gave results of investigation into October 7 events at Kibbutz Beeri to residents.
    Israeli army says 12 soldiers wounded in past 24 hours, including seven in Gaza.
    PFLP calls for trying U.S. president Biden in international courts for complicity in Gaza genocide.
    Palestinian Civil Defense in Gaza says Shuja’iyya has become uninhabitable after latest Israeli assault, says it has recovered over 60 dead bodies from Shuja’iyya so far, where Israel conducted a new invasion on June 26 two weeks ago.
    Israeli forces kill Palestinian child during raid in village of Deir Abu Mishaal, west of Ramallah.
    Israeli forces raid Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem for 18 hours, destroy infrastructure.
    Israeli forces uproot 150 newly-planted trees, bulldoze 20 dunams of farmland in village of Haris near Salfit, West Bank.
    Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, says in speech that war on Lebanese front will only end if war on Gaza ends, says that Hezbollah will accept any deal accepted by Hamas for ending war.
    ‘Chance’ to achieve ceasefire deal as talks set to continue in Qatar

    The Israeli negotiations team returned from Qatar after the first meetings of the resumed ceasefire talks on Wednesday to update the government ahead of upcoming talks in Cairo, Israel’s Channel 12 reported.

    On Wednesday, the heads of the Israeli Mossad, the CIA, and the Egyptian intelligence met in Doha with Qatar’s Prime Minister to discuss a potential deal with Hamas, as several Israeli and U.S. sources reported “progress” in the talks to reach a deal with the Palestinian group. In Washington, U.S. National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, said that Washington sees an opportunity to reach a ceasefire and prisoners’ exchange deal in Gaza.

    Meanwhile, the Israeli news site, Walla, quoted an unnamed Israeli official involved in the talks saying that the remaining issues to reach an agreement on are the return of displaced Palestinians to the northern Gaza Strip, the names of high-ranking Palestinian prisoners to be released, and the Israeli withdrawal from the Philadelphi corridor along the Egyptian border.

    For its part, Hamas said in a statement that Israel is prolonging the talks in order to sabotage them. The group added that it had not informed mediators of any updates regarding the talks.

    Last week, Israeli media reported that leaders of Israeli security branches were “shocked” at Netanyahu’s statements setting preconditions for a deal. Israeli daily Haaretz also published a report saying that Netanyahu had used sensitive intelligence information and leaked it to the media in order to sabotage previous talks in recent months.

    Netanyahu, who leads a fragile government coalition with allies opposed to ending the war, said on Wednesday that any coming deal must allow Israel to resume the war after releasing its captives, and that the war “will continue to achieve its goals.”

    Israel destroys Shuja’yya, tells Palestinians in Gaza City to leave

    The Israeli army has made the Shujaiyeh neighborhood east of Gaza City “uninhabitable” after its destruction in the ongoing assault, which Israel began in the neighborhood two weeks ago, the Palestinian Civil Defense said on Thursday.

    The Civil Defense added that its teams had been able to recover at least 60 dead bodies from some areas of Shuja’iyya, while indicating that Israeli forces were blocking the Civil Defense and medical teams from reaching parts of the neighborhood. The Israeli army launched a surprise attack on Shuja’iyya on June 26, forcing thousands to flee their homes.

    Israel had attacked Shuja’iyya in December of last year and confronted heavy resistance from Palestinian groups. Fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian resistance groups in Shuja’iyya broke out again since the beginning of the current assault. Last week, the Israeli army admitted that two of its officers were killed in Shuja’iyya.

    Israeli renewed its ground assault on Gaza City last week, pushing forces into the western parts of the city. On Wednesday, Israeli forces dropped leaflets in Gaza City, telling residents to flee south to Deir al-Balah. Israeli strikes also intensified on the city’s neighborhoods, such as the Daraj, Tal al-Hawa, and Sabra neighborhoods.

    In the south of the Strip, Israeli forces killed at least 29 Palestinians in a bombing of a school sheltering displaced families in Abasan, east of Khan Younis, and wounded 53. CNN reported that the remains of Israeli bombs used in the Abasan massacre show that they were US-made GBU-39 bombs. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration decided to send new 500-pound bombs to Israel.

    https://mondoweiss.net/2024/07/operation-al-aqsa-flood-day-279-israel-orders-gaza-city-residents-to-flee-south-again/
    ‘Operation al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 279: Israel orders Gaza City residents to flee south — again Israel ordered Gaza City residents to leave as Shuja’iyya has become “uninhabitable.” Meanwhile, ceasefire talks are set to continue in Egypt as Netanyahu is accused of sabotaging a potential deal. Qassam MuaddiJuly 11, 2024 Palestinian families migrate to the southern parts of the Gaza Strip by way of Salah al-Din Street after Israeli attacks in Gaza City, July 10, 2024. (Photo: Omar Ashtawy/APA Images) Palestinian families migrate to the southern parts of the Gaza Strip by way of Salah al-Din Street after Israeli attacks in Gaza City, July 10, 2024. (Photo: Omar Ashtawy/APA Images) Casualties 38,345 + killed* and at least 88,295 wounded in the Gaza Strip. Among the dead, 28,428 have been fully identified. These include 7,779 children, 5466 women, and 2418 elderly people as of May 1. In addition, around 10,000 more are estimated to be under the rubble.* 572+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank including eastern Jerusalem. These include 137 children.** Israel revised its estimated October 7 death toll down from 1,400 to 1,140. 681 Israeli soldiers have been recognized as killed, and 4096 as wounded by the Israeli army since October 7.*** * Gaza’s branch of the Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed this figure in its daily report, published through its WhatsApp channel on July 11, 2024. Some rights groups estimate the death toll to be much higher when accounting for those presumed dead. ** The death toll in the West Bank and Jerusalem is not updated regularly. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health on July 10, this is the latest figure. *** These figures are released by the Israeli military, showing the soldiers whose names “were allowed to be published.” The number of Israeli soldiers wounded according to declarations by the head of the Israeli army’s wounded association to Israel’s Channel 12 exceeds 20,000 including at least 8,000 permanently handicapped as of June 1. Israel’s Channel 7 reported that according to the Israeli war ministry’s rehabilitation service numbers, 8,663 new wounded joined the army’s handicap rehabilitation system since October 7, as of June 18. Key Developments Israel kills 192 Palestinians, wounds 467 across Gaza since Monday, July 8, raising death toll since October 7 to 38,345 and number of wounded to 88,295, according to Gaza health ministry. Israeli delegation returns from Qatar to update Israel’s government after high level meeting to restart ceasefire talks. Hamas accuses Israel of prolonging talks in order to make them fail. Netanyahu says that the war will continue until destruction of Hamas and release of Israeli captives, says Netanyahu says any deal must allow Israel to resume war. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says that Wahington sees chance to reach ceasefire deal in Gaza. Israeli army chief of staff says army gave results of investigation into October 7 events at Kibbutz Beeri to residents. Israeli army says 12 soldiers wounded in past 24 hours, including seven in Gaza. PFLP calls for trying U.S. president Biden in international courts for complicity in Gaza genocide. Palestinian Civil Defense in Gaza says Shuja’iyya has become uninhabitable after latest Israeli assault, says it has recovered over 60 dead bodies from Shuja’iyya so far, where Israel conducted a new invasion on June 26 two weeks ago. Israeli forces kill Palestinian child during raid in village of Deir Abu Mishaal, west of Ramallah. Israeli forces raid Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem for 18 hours, destroy infrastructure. Israeli forces uproot 150 newly-planted trees, bulldoze 20 dunams of farmland in village of Haris near Salfit, West Bank. Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, says in speech that war on Lebanese front will only end if war on Gaza ends, says that Hezbollah will accept any deal accepted by Hamas for ending war. ‘Chance’ to achieve ceasefire deal as talks set to continue in Qatar The Israeli negotiations team returned from Qatar after the first meetings of the resumed ceasefire talks on Wednesday to update the government ahead of upcoming talks in Cairo, Israel’s Channel 12 reported. On Wednesday, the heads of the Israeli Mossad, the CIA, and the Egyptian intelligence met in Doha with Qatar’s Prime Minister to discuss a potential deal with Hamas, as several Israeli and U.S. sources reported “progress” in the talks to reach a deal with the Palestinian group. In Washington, U.S. National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, said that Washington sees an opportunity to reach a ceasefire and prisoners’ exchange deal in Gaza. Meanwhile, the Israeli news site, Walla, quoted an unnamed Israeli official involved in the talks saying that the remaining issues to reach an agreement on are the return of displaced Palestinians to the northern Gaza Strip, the names of high-ranking Palestinian prisoners to be released, and the Israeli withdrawal from the Philadelphi corridor along the Egyptian border. For its part, Hamas said in a statement that Israel is prolonging the talks in order to sabotage them. The group added that it had not informed mediators of any updates regarding the talks. Last week, Israeli media reported that leaders of Israeli security branches were “shocked” at Netanyahu’s statements setting preconditions for a deal. Israeli daily Haaretz also published a report saying that Netanyahu had used sensitive intelligence information and leaked it to the media in order to sabotage previous talks in recent months. Netanyahu, who leads a fragile government coalition with allies opposed to ending the war, said on Wednesday that any coming deal must allow Israel to resume the war after releasing its captives, and that the war “will continue to achieve its goals.” Israel destroys Shuja’yya, tells Palestinians in Gaza City to leave The Israeli army has made the Shujaiyeh neighborhood east of Gaza City “uninhabitable” after its destruction in the ongoing assault, which Israel began in the neighborhood two weeks ago, the Palestinian Civil Defense said on Thursday. The Civil Defense added that its teams had been able to recover at least 60 dead bodies from some areas of Shuja’iyya, while indicating that Israeli forces were blocking the Civil Defense and medical teams from reaching parts of the neighborhood. The Israeli army launched a surprise attack on Shuja’iyya on June 26, forcing thousands to flee their homes. Israel had attacked Shuja’iyya in December of last year and confronted heavy resistance from Palestinian groups. Fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian resistance groups in Shuja’iyya broke out again since the beginning of the current assault. Last week, the Israeli army admitted that two of its officers were killed in Shuja’iyya. Israeli renewed its ground assault on Gaza City last week, pushing forces into the western parts of the city. On Wednesday, Israeli forces dropped leaflets in Gaza City, telling residents to flee south to Deir al-Balah. Israeli strikes also intensified on the city’s neighborhoods, such as the Daraj, Tal al-Hawa, and Sabra neighborhoods. In the south of the Strip, Israeli forces killed at least 29 Palestinians in a bombing of a school sheltering displaced families in Abasan, east of Khan Younis, and wounded 53. CNN reported that the remains of Israeli bombs used in the Abasan massacre show that they were US-made GBU-39 bombs. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration decided to send new 500-pound bombs to Israel. https://mondoweiss.net/2024/07/operation-al-aqsa-flood-day-279-israel-orders-gaza-city-residents-to-flee-south-again/
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  • Intermittent Fasting Myths Expertly Debunked in New Video
    Anthony Colpo

    As regular readers will know, I recently released a book on intermittent fasting (IF) and time restricted eating (TRE) called Not So Fast.

    The bulk of the book deals with the misleading fat loss/weight loss claims made for IF and TRE. Instead of relying on anecdote or forum bro-science, I carefully review each of the published, peer-reviewed studies that compared IF diets with more conventional calorie-restricted diets.

    I do the same for TRE, but in that case I also include studies with non-calorie-restricted regular diets, because many of the TRE groups in those studies were instructed to eat ad libitum (without restriction) in their assigned eating windows.

    Those studies show the lavish weight loss claims made for IF and TRE are pure bunkum.

    In many of the studies, there is no difference in fat or weight loss between groups. When differences were noted in favour of IF or TRE, it was entirely explained by differences in caloric intake.

    Many of you may be familiar with Dave Asprey, a self-proclaimed "biohacker" who I consider the epitome of pseudoscience (you can read my dissection of his "Bulletproof Coffee" bollockery here).

    Asprey has convinced a lot of people he holds the keys to anti-aging, and charges thousands to share those 'secrets' at “Biohacking” conferences. In a January 2021 story, he claimed to have spent $2 million on his quest to “biohack” his way to eternal youth, but by December 2022 had revised that figure down to $300,000. He’s a former Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, which probably explains the dodgey figures.


    A grey-haired Asprey, now 50, who claims to have spent … well, lots … on “biohacking”.
    In his book Fast This Way, Asprey writes, in a section titled "PAY NO MIND TO THE CALORIE COPS" (pages 60-61):

    "Nothing makes you feel more like a failure than enduring suffering to lose 25 pounds, only to gain them back in a few weeks, plus a dozen more."

    And nothing makes you realize you're dealing with a world-class BSer than the fantasmagorical claim you can gain 37 pounds in only a few weeks, when even deliberate overfeeding studies fail to replicate such an astonishing rate of weight gain.

    Even the Guinness Book of World Records lists the greatest ever alleged weight gain at 325 lb (147 kg) over 12 months. That averages out at 27 lbs per month, which casts serious doubt on the veracity of Asprey's 37 lb-in-a-month claim.

    Not to be deterred, Asprey continues with more utter bollocks:

    "... the 'calories in, calories out' model, commonly abbreviated as CICO, should be relegated to the dustbin of failed science. This approach treats your body as though it's a meat robot when in reality it's a dynamic system that responds to calories differently based on their source, the time they're consumed, and the unique physiological makeup of the person consuming them. Yet the myth lives on, leaving obesity, shame, and suffering in its wake."

    Oh boy. It's hard to know where to start with such complete and utter hogwash.

    CICO will never be relegated to the dustbin of science, because it has been verified time and time again by real scientists, as opposed to reality-denying diet gurus and 'biohackers'.

    Time and again, I've challenged the anti-CICO reality-deniers to book themselves into a metabolic ward, and prove their claim that you can gain or lose different amounts of weight (from fat, not dehydration, diarrhea or glycogen losses) on their pet diet when compared to an isocaloric high-carb/mixed diet, and in every instance my challenge has been met with deafening silence.

    There's a good reason: It's an impossible challenge to meet, because it defies physiological reality.

    Asprey's claim that CICO can be rendered invalid by "the unique physiological makeup of the person consuming [calories]" is a real crack-up.

    Again, I've been asking for proof of the existence of these metabolic freaks-of-nature to whom the laws of nature have been magically suspended, but again, my requests keep drawing a blank.

    Scientists haven't been able to find them either, as decades of metabolic ward studies have confirmed. Even a ward study commissioned and funded by NuSI, a low-carb propaganda outfit masquerading as a non-profit, failed to produce the magical "metabolic advantage" that flabby diet gurus incessantly wank on about.

    All someone like Asprey needs to do is give a small portion of his millions to researchers, who can then put out the call for these freaks of nature to live in a metabolic ward for a set period of time. When these subjects lose more weight on a IF/TRE/low-carb/keto diet than on an isocaloric mixed diet, or they lose weight despite eating more than their verified energy maintenance needs - as some especially shameless/deluded diet gurus would have you believe is possible - then we can start questioning CICO.

    Until then, the only thing that should be questioned is the ethics and motives of people who make nonsensical statements about diet and calories they know full well have no scientific backing.

    When people follow IF and TRE diets and proceed to lose weight, it's for one reason and one reason only: They created a calorie deficit.

    Just because you're not actively counting calories, it does not change one iota the fact you still consumed a calorie deficit. I've been driving manual cars for so long that I don't even think about changing gears. If you were to ask me immediately after a drive how many times I just changed gears, I'd have absolutely no idea because I wasn't counting. That doesn't mean I go around telling everyone my car's an automatic.

    That would be delusional. Just like the anti-CICO crowd.

    As I explain in Not So Fast, the science shows these diets do not "boost" metabolism, they do not boost growth hormone, nor do they flip some magical "metabolic switch". That's pure marketing flimflam.

    In fact, TRE studies in active males found reductions in testosterone and the key thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3). That's the kind of "metabolic switch" I'll happily leave off.

    Another demonstration of Asprey's anti-scientific tendencies comes when he then bangs on about Ancel Keys. The late Keys is an easy target, because he's roundly hated by anyone who knows what an outright fraud the whole anti-cholesterol/anti-saturate hysteria campaign is. But what Asprey doesn't mention is the then-groundbreaking study Keys conducted before he became an anti-cholesterol quack. This was the famous Minnesota Study, that showed when men were fed a very low-calorie mixed diet in conjunction with daily physical labor, they lost weight. Lots of it. Sometimes they lost too much weight and became emaciated. That tends to happen when you work like a lumberjack but eat like a small secretary.

    When Keys and his colleagues then greatly increased the men’s caloric intakes, they gained weight. Just as CICO dictates they would. But Asprey doesn't mention the Minnesota Experiment because, like most diet hucksters, he tells a one-sided story designed to sell whatever he's peddling at the time, be it "Bulletproof" coffee or the nouveau-trendy phenomenon of skipping breakfast.

    A Reality Check from New Zealand

    Like Australia, there hasn't been much good to say about New Zealand over the past few years. Earlier this year however, Dr Brad Stanfield, a Primary Care Physician in Auckland, posted a very insightful video titled "Why Many People Are Abandoning Intermittent Fasting." You can watch it at the end of this post.

    The video briefly discusses the fallacy of the weight loss claims, so if you want a detailed breakdown of that research, then Chapters 2 and 3 of Not So Fast are where you need to be.

    But Dr Brad touches upon some additional research when he addresses some of the untenable "autophagy", hormone, glycemic and general health claims made for these diets. It's a must-watch for anyone considering these diets.

    The comments below the video are also a must-read for anyone fascinated by the psychology endemic in the diet and health arena.

    Many of the commenters swear IF or TRE is the best thing they ever did. That it changed their life, even. Just like low-carbers and vegans used to insist whenever I wrote anything remotely critical of their pet diet theories. Funnily enough, I don't hear from them anymore.

    Look, I don't doubt many of these people did experience improvements. That happens with many diets, at least initially. And one of the major reasons is that when people embrace a new diet, they often do so as part of a sweeping "get my sh!t together" campaign that includes increasing physical activity, improving their food choices, cutting back on the booze, keeping better sleep hours, and so on.

    Here are some cases in point:


    Despite Dr Brad saying absolutely nothing offensive and relying on actual science in the video, some of the comments ooze butt-hurtedness.

    So much so, that if I was a billionaire philanthropist, I'd offer some of the negative commenters a lifetime supply of Preparation H. Like this person:

    Wow.

    I don't know why people get so ridiculously defensive about diet. Dr Brad presents the facts, and I note that a grand total of nobody in the comments section refutes even a single of the studies he cites.

    He even posts links to each of the studies below the video but, hey, why let a little thing like science get in the way of knee-jerk emotional reactions?

    Rest assured, however much folks like mfcypher claim to love IF and TRE, I love cannoli more. But when I meet someone who says they don't like cannoli (it's happened), as utterly shocked, astounded and flabbergasted as I might be, I don't scowl and get all Joe Pesci.

    Instead, I just quietly think to myself, "wow, someone who doesn't like cannoli! The world really is full of surprises!"

    Look, if someone ever posts a video earnestly claiming the best way to fight ageing and lose weight is to molest the village goat once a week, then please, get angry and indignant. At least for the goat's sake.

    But when someone posts a video critiquing your pet diet, and you can't factually refute any of the abundant science he presents, and so you instead get all ad hominem and carry on like he just asked you to molest the village goat, then the problem lies not with the poster of the video.

    The problem lies with you.

    As I stated in Not So Fast, I'm an information provider, not a dictator. Dr Brad hardly comes across as a domineering "my way or the highway" type either.

    We present the side of the story that all the hyperbolic hucksters won't tell you, because it's the side of the story that desperately needs to be told. If IF or TRE seem to work for you, more power to you! But the reality is that they do not work for everybody, as a number of the YouTube comments would attest.

    Some people do experience negative effects from IF and TRE, and this is hardly surprising given scientific research has already detected negative hormonal effects.

    Don’t expect the anti-CICO crowd to tell you about these negative effects. If they can’t accept the reality of calories in, calories out, what on Earth would they know about the potential pitfalls of, say, routinely raising counterregulatory hormones?

    Do they even know what counterregulatory hormones are?

    Even if there was only a single person on this entire planet who could be harmed by IF and TRE, then that person has every right to know these diets may not be the best for him or her.

    The reality is there are a lot more folks in the world who won't do well on these diets. Information about the potential pitfalls of IF and TRE shouldn't be withheld from these people because a bunch of IF and TRE fanboys and girls will have their remarkably fragile feelings hurt.

    Anyways, here's Dr Brad's video, enjoy.



    Ciao,

    Anthony.


    Anthony's new book, Not So Fast: The Truth About Intermittent Fasting & Time-Restricted Eating is now available at at Amazon and Lulu.

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    Intermittent Fasting Myths Expertly Debunked in New Video Anthony Colpo As regular readers will know, I recently released a book on intermittent fasting (IF) and time restricted eating (TRE) called Not So Fast. The bulk of the book deals with the misleading fat loss/weight loss claims made for IF and TRE. Instead of relying on anecdote or forum bro-science, I carefully review each of the published, peer-reviewed studies that compared IF diets with more conventional calorie-restricted diets. I do the same for TRE, but in that case I also include studies with non-calorie-restricted regular diets, because many of the TRE groups in those studies were instructed to eat ad libitum (without restriction) in their assigned eating windows. Those studies show the lavish weight loss claims made for IF and TRE are pure bunkum. In many of the studies, there is no difference in fat or weight loss between groups. When differences were noted in favour of IF or TRE, it was entirely explained by differences in caloric intake. Many of you may be familiar with Dave Asprey, a self-proclaimed "biohacker" who I consider the epitome of pseudoscience (you can read my dissection of his "Bulletproof Coffee" bollockery here). Asprey has convinced a lot of people he holds the keys to anti-aging, and charges thousands to share those 'secrets' at “Biohacking” conferences. In a January 2021 story, he claimed to have spent $2 million on his quest to “biohack” his way to eternal youth, but by December 2022 had revised that figure down to $300,000. He’s a former Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, which probably explains the dodgey figures. A grey-haired Asprey, now 50, who claims to have spent … well, lots … on “biohacking”. In his book Fast This Way, Asprey writes, in a section titled "PAY NO MIND TO THE CALORIE COPS" (pages 60-61): "Nothing makes you feel more like a failure than enduring suffering to lose 25 pounds, only to gain them back in a few weeks, plus a dozen more." And nothing makes you realize you're dealing with a world-class BSer than the fantasmagorical claim you can gain 37 pounds in only a few weeks, when even deliberate overfeeding studies fail to replicate such an astonishing rate of weight gain. Even the Guinness Book of World Records lists the greatest ever alleged weight gain at 325 lb (147 kg) over 12 months. That averages out at 27 lbs per month, which casts serious doubt on the veracity of Asprey's 37 lb-in-a-month claim. Not to be deterred, Asprey continues with more utter bollocks: "... the 'calories in, calories out' model, commonly abbreviated as CICO, should be relegated to the dustbin of failed science. This approach treats your body as though it's a meat robot when in reality it's a dynamic system that responds to calories differently based on their source, the time they're consumed, and the unique physiological makeup of the person consuming them. Yet the myth lives on, leaving obesity, shame, and suffering in its wake." Oh boy. It's hard to know where to start with such complete and utter hogwash. CICO will never be relegated to the dustbin of science, because it has been verified time and time again by real scientists, as opposed to reality-denying diet gurus and 'biohackers'. Time and again, I've challenged the anti-CICO reality-deniers to book themselves into a metabolic ward, and prove their claim that you can gain or lose different amounts of weight (from fat, not dehydration, diarrhea or glycogen losses) on their pet diet when compared to an isocaloric high-carb/mixed diet, and in every instance my challenge has been met with deafening silence. There's a good reason: It's an impossible challenge to meet, because it defies physiological reality. Asprey's claim that CICO can be rendered invalid by "the unique physiological makeup of the person consuming [calories]" is a real crack-up. Again, I've been asking for proof of the existence of these metabolic freaks-of-nature to whom the laws of nature have been magically suspended, but again, my requests keep drawing a blank. Scientists haven't been able to find them either, as decades of metabolic ward studies have confirmed. Even a ward study commissioned and funded by NuSI, a low-carb propaganda outfit masquerading as a non-profit, failed to produce the magical "metabolic advantage" that flabby diet gurus incessantly wank on about. All someone like Asprey needs to do is give a small portion of his millions to researchers, who can then put out the call for these freaks of nature to live in a metabolic ward for a set period of time. When these subjects lose more weight on a IF/TRE/low-carb/keto diet than on an isocaloric mixed diet, or they lose weight despite eating more than their verified energy maintenance needs - as some especially shameless/deluded diet gurus would have you believe is possible - then we can start questioning CICO. Until then, the only thing that should be questioned is the ethics and motives of people who make nonsensical statements about diet and calories they know full well have no scientific backing. When people follow IF and TRE diets and proceed to lose weight, it's for one reason and one reason only: They created a calorie deficit. Just because you're not actively counting calories, it does not change one iota the fact you still consumed a calorie deficit. I've been driving manual cars for so long that I don't even think about changing gears. If you were to ask me immediately after a drive how many times I just changed gears, I'd have absolutely no idea because I wasn't counting. That doesn't mean I go around telling everyone my car's an automatic. That would be delusional. Just like the anti-CICO crowd. As I explain in Not So Fast, the science shows these diets do not "boost" metabolism, they do not boost growth hormone, nor do they flip some magical "metabolic switch". That's pure marketing flimflam. In fact, TRE studies in active males found reductions in testosterone and the key thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3). That's the kind of "metabolic switch" I'll happily leave off. Another demonstration of Asprey's anti-scientific tendencies comes when he then bangs on about Ancel Keys. The late Keys is an easy target, because he's roundly hated by anyone who knows what an outright fraud the whole anti-cholesterol/anti-saturate hysteria campaign is. But what Asprey doesn't mention is the then-groundbreaking study Keys conducted before he became an anti-cholesterol quack. This was the famous Minnesota Study, that showed when men were fed a very low-calorie mixed diet in conjunction with daily physical labor, they lost weight. Lots of it. Sometimes they lost too much weight and became emaciated. That tends to happen when you work like a lumberjack but eat like a small secretary. When Keys and his colleagues then greatly increased the men’s caloric intakes, they gained weight. Just as CICO dictates they would. But Asprey doesn't mention the Minnesota Experiment because, like most diet hucksters, he tells a one-sided story designed to sell whatever he's peddling at the time, be it "Bulletproof" coffee or the nouveau-trendy phenomenon of skipping breakfast. A Reality Check from New Zealand Like Australia, there hasn't been much good to say about New Zealand over the past few years. Earlier this year however, Dr Brad Stanfield, a Primary Care Physician in Auckland, posted a very insightful video titled "Why Many People Are Abandoning Intermittent Fasting." You can watch it at the end of this post. The video briefly discusses the fallacy of the weight loss claims, so if you want a detailed breakdown of that research, then Chapters 2 and 3 of Not So Fast are where you need to be. But Dr Brad touches upon some additional research when he addresses some of the untenable "autophagy", hormone, glycemic and general health claims made for these diets. It's a must-watch for anyone considering these diets. The comments below the video are also a must-read for anyone fascinated by the psychology endemic in the diet and health arena. Many of the commenters swear IF or TRE is the best thing they ever did. That it changed their life, even. Just like low-carbers and vegans used to insist whenever I wrote anything remotely critical of their pet diet theories. Funnily enough, I don't hear from them anymore. Look, I don't doubt many of these people did experience improvements. That happens with many diets, at least initially. And one of the major reasons is that when people embrace a new diet, they often do so as part of a sweeping "get my sh!t together" campaign that includes increasing physical activity, improving their food choices, cutting back on the booze, keeping better sleep hours, and so on. Here are some cases in point: Despite Dr Brad saying absolutely nothing offensive and relying on actual science in the video, some of the comments ooze butt-hurtedness. So much so, that if I was a billionaire philanthropist, I'd offer some of the negative commenters a lifetime supply of Preparation H. Like this person: Wow. I don't know why people get so ridiculously defensive about diet. Dr Brad presents the facts, and I note that a grand total of nobody in the comments section refutes even a single of the studies he cites. He even posts links to each of the studies below the video but, hey, why let a little thing like science get in the way of knee-jerk emotional reactions? Rest assured, however much folks like mfcypher claim to love IF and TRE, I love cannoli more. But when I meet someone who says they don't like cannoli (it's happened), as utterly shocked, astounded and flabbergasted as I might be, I don't scowl and get all Joe Pesci. Instead, I just quietly think to myself, "wow, someone who doesn't like cannoli! The world really is full of surprises!" Look, if someone ever posts a video earnestly claiming the best way to fight ageing and lose weight is to molest the village goat once a week, then please, get angry and indignant. At least for the goat's sake. But when someone posts a video critiquing your pet diet, and you can't factually refute any of the abundant science he presents, and so you instead get all ad hominem and carry on like he just asked you to molest the village goat, then the problem lies not with the poster of the video. The problem lies with you. As I stated in Not So Fast, I'm an information provider, not a dictator. Dr Brad hardly comes across as a domineering "my way or the highway" type either. We present the side of the story that all the hyperbolic hucksters won't tell you, because it's the side of the story that desperately needs to be told. If IF or TRE seem to work for you, more power to you! But the reality is that they do not work for everybody, as a number of the YouTube comments would attest. Some people do experience negative effects from IF and TRE, and this is hardly surprising given scientific research has already detected negative hormonal effects. Don’t expect the anti-CICO crowd to tell you about these negative effects. If they can’t accept the reality of calories in, calories out, what on Earth would they know about the potential pitfalls of, say, routinely raising counterregulatory hormones? Do they even know what counterregulatory hormones are? Even if there was only a single person on this entire planet who could be harmed by IF and TRE, then that person has every right to know these diets may not be the best for him or her. The reality is there are a lot more folks in the world who won't do well on these diets. Information about the potential pitfalls of IF and TRE shouldn't be withheld from these people because a bunch of IF and TRE fanboys and girls will have their remarkably fragile feelings hurt. Anyways, here's Dr Brad's video, enjoy. Ciao, Anthony. Anthony's new book, Not So Fast: The Truth About Intermittent Fasting & Time-Restricted Eating is now available at at Amazon and Lulu. Share https://substack.com/home/post/p-139452240
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  • 6 Viral Misconceptions and Clickbait
    Corey Lynn

    Repetition doesn’t make it true. Facts do matter when trying to assess the big picture. There are countless psychological campaigns rolling out simultaneously, most of which are done to induce fear and cognitive dissonance while other goals are achieved. Alongside those are hyped up clickbait posts on social media that are meant to create a false sense of hope, fear, anger, confusion, or generate ad revenue. The problem is, a lot of people tend to react from emotion and share the information without even taking a closer look or doing a little bit of research. Some of the most annoying clickbait has been circulating the internet for years, even decades, and this article is intended to end those misconceptions once and for all.

    Download this report in PDF for FREE in the Bookshop >

    1) “Wikileaks Just Released A Massive Dump Of Files!”


    No, they really didn’t.

    Wikileaks did not “just” release a massive dump of files, so when you see a hyped up post on social media claiming “OMG! Wikileaks just released a massive data dump on Clintons and…..,” it’s untrue. The link people are sharing is Wikileaks main index file page to all links on their site, which has always been there, and there is a mountain of information to sift through.

    For added confirmation, simply pull up the index file page archived from 2014 (ten years ago) and a character count, excluding spaces, will show 92,797 characters. In comparison, the current index page shows 93,252 characters. The difference? Over the course of ten years, 455 characters have been added, which wouldn’t account for more than a small handful of files added since 2014. Furthermore, all of their leaks show the release date on their site.

    2) “Deagel Is A Deep State Military Site Claiming The U.S. Population Will Be At 99 Million In 2025!”

    Totally false.

    Deagel is not the same as Deagle, as in Edwin Deagle. The posts, articles, and videos that have been circulating for over a decade are drawing people’s focus to a man that has absolutely nothing to do with Deagel.com. Nor is the site run by deep state. A quick glance through the website itself is a good indicator of that.

    Though it is currently set to private, a search through the archives shows that the website was registered on August 31, 2003 from an address in Spain by “Gas Deagel.”

    The website posts updates on various military related projects and equipment with links to the source sites they found the info on. They also post a chart of each country’s population. At one time the site was posting projected populations into the future, such as their 2007 forecast about 2017, or their 2019 forecast about 2025. This is why the viral posts began in the first place, because the site suggested the U.S. population would drop significantly as the years ticked by, and even had 2025 at a population of 99 million.

    They had a short disclaimer at the top of the page stating, “There are 179 countries listed with a forecast for 2025. Click on the icons to sort the list. This website is non-profit, built on spare time and we provide our information and services AS IS without further explanations and/or guarantees. We are not linked to any government. Take into account that the forecast is nothing more than a game of numbers whether flawed or correct based upon some speculative assumptions.” They also had a more lengthy disclaimer at the bottom in pink which comes with type errors and no affiliation to military. It’s a whole lot of nonsense, which is probably why they removed it from their site, not to mention the fact that they’ve been way off with their “forecasts.”

    This site is nothing but an aggregator of military news from other sites, that published an absurd “population forecast” based on a whole lot of nothing. After reviewing this and digging into it, I came across James Corbett’s report on it and gave it a quick listen. He drew the same conclusions.

    There are numerous articles, social media threads, videos, and even claims in books that have been telling folks for years that Edwin Deagle is behind this website, all because of the spelling of his name – which is incorrect from the domain name and registrar. There are no other data points linking him to this website.

    3) “China Is Buying Up All The Farmland In The U.S.!”


    That’s quite an exaggeration.

    Though China has indeed purchased U.S. farmland, and even schemed with lawmakers to purchase acreage in Missouri (more on this below), Canada owns over 14 million acres, whereas China owns less than a half million acres of U.S. farmland.

    There are 880 million acres of farmland in the U.S. Investment firms and individuals of Canada own more U.S. farmland than any other foreign country. In total, 43.4 million acres of U.S. forest and farmland, or 3.4% of ag land, is foreign owned as of Dec. 31, 2022.

    Of the 43.4 million acres that are foreign owned, here are some of the top ones:

    Canada = 32%
    Netherlands = 12%
    Italy = 6%
    UK = 6%
    Germany = 5%
    China owns less than 1%

    According to the USDA, Brazos Highland and Murphy Brown LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, are the two biggest Chinese-owned companies that own land in the U.S. Brazos Highland accounts for 102,345 acres, and Smithfield owns 97,975 as of December, 2022.

    The top five states with the biggest Chinese holdings are Texas, North Carolina, Missouri, Utah and Virginia.

    For perspective, from 2021 to 2022, there was an increase in 2.58 million U.S. ag acres acquired by foreign countries. These charts provide a good visual for all U.S.-owned ag land as of 2021.


    None of this dismisses concerns over Chinese-owned companies or citizens acquiring U.S. farmland. Quite the contrary. In fact, in a 2020 report by Corey Lynn, there is a section specifically on Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world. What’s most concerning is the fact that it was acquired by the Chinese company WH Group back in 2013, which included Premium Standard Farms in Princeton, Missouri, yet at that time Missouri law banned all foreign ownership of land. Curiously, just one week prior to this acquisition Missouri legislature amended the law to allow for 1% of Missouri farmland to be owned by foreign investors (roughly 289,000 acres), clearing the way for WH Group to acquire 40,000 acres. Before WH Group took on its new name, it was called CDH, founded by Wu Shangzhi, former senior investment officer at the World Bank Group’s IFC, and boy is it a twisted tale of connections that people must read. WH Group is also the majority shareholder in Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co. which is China’s top meat producer.

    Hence, is this case, it would seem the food supply – specifically pork – may just be more of a concern than U.S. land holdings itself.

    On another note, a lot of people believe Bill Gates owns more U.S. farmland than any other U.S. citizen, but his 260,000 acres of U.S. farmland doesn’t even put him close to the top 20. According to the Land Report’s top 100 U.S. landowners, Bill Gates falls in 42nd place, while Jeff Bezos sits in 25th place. This doesn’t negate the fact that no one is happy about Bill Gates owning so much farmland in the U.S. because he’s always up to something nefarious.

    4) “China Owns TikTok! We Need To Ban It Now!”

    China does in fact own a stake in TikTok, but it’s American private equity and venture capital firms that hold the cards.

    Catherine Austin Fitts explained in a Solari Report titled Netanyahus Mass Atrocity Machinery: What Will You Do?, as follows:

    “The real stories of mass atrocity in Gaza keep sneaking out on TikTok. American private equity and venture capital firms, including KKR, own approximately 60% of ByteDance, the company that owns the TikTok app. The Congress—filled with legislators alleged to be dual-passport citizens—is now trying to make sure that the criminal syndicate can assert control over ByteDance, which will allow them to squeeze out the Chinese founders and investors by picking up their much smaller 20% equity position for cheap.

    The criminal syndicates love to use the Chinese foreign bogeyman as a stalking horse. They love to use politicians to lower the price at which they can buy—and raise the price at which they can sell. Those capital gains fund political contributions and kickbacks.”

    5) “China Owns The U.S.! They Hold All Of Our Debt!”

    Sure, China holds a lot of U.S. debt – $770.7 billion in Treasury holdings as of April 2024, but why doesn’t anyone ever mention the fact that Japan holds far more U.S. debt than China, to the tune of $1.15 trillion in Treasury securities? Or, why doesn’t anyone mention the fact that the United Kingdom is trailing just behind China at $710.2 billion? Luxembourg and Canada hold the 4th and 5th largest U.S. debt. Don’t people want all the facts, or do they just like to scream “China, China, China!”?

    Who is actually the largest owner of U.S. debt? That would be the U.S. government. They hold Treasury securities in government accounts and pension funds.

    As of June 28, 2024, the U.S. national debt was at $34.83 trillion. That is an increase of nearly $12 trillion since 2019, just before the Covid plandemic hit. In fact, between 2019 and 2020, it jumped $4.7 trillion.

    But who’s counting? Certainly not the Pentagon who has failed six consecutive internal audits. Over $21 trillion has gone missing from U.S. federal accounts at HUD and the Department of Defense.

    Be sure to read “Who Are THEY?” by Corey Lynn, to understand the depths and complexities of just how deep this corruption is and who is behind it all.

    6) “Tom Hanks, Bill Gates, And Hillary Clinton Were Executed!” (And if not, they must be in GITMO!) And, “JFK Jr. And Jeffrey Epstein Are Still Alive!”

    This is an all time favorite clickbait because it’s just amazing how many people concur and share it with the world as though it is 100% fact, and will spend hours debating people on it. The information was assuredly passed through a high-up military insider that leaked it to a friend and they passed it on to another, and another, and another. It doesn’t matter if any of them are seen in person or on television because those would be immediately dismissed as either clones or deep fakes.

    The reality is, a lot of people will believe what they want to believe if it induces a specific emotion they wish to feel, or if it gives them a sense of hope or “winning” as many like to put it. Yet, they have no solid proof and state it as fact. They expend time and energy on pondering it, fantasizing about it, debating people over it, and sharing it with others. What does this accomplish? What does it achieve? If they are in fact dead – has anything changed for the better because of those outcomes? No. So why the big debate and distraction?

    The same goes for JFK Jr. and Jeffrey Epstein being alive. Despite all of the evidence pointing to their deaths, some people are adamant that they are alive, without a shred of proof. It’s one thing to discuss such things, it’s another to declare it as fact. Sure, there are plenty of bot farms that fuel these tales, but there are plenty of regular folks who have jumped on the bandwagon to give it more life – or death.

    Tips And Tactics

    How do you want to spend your time? Do you want to feed the enemy instead of feeding your soul? Human beings have 24 hours a day, 8,760 hours a year to enjoy life, minus 2,920 hours required for sleep alone. According to a Datareportal Global Overview Report in January, worldwide internet users between the ages of 16 to 64 spend an average of nearly 7 hours a day online, across all devices. The U.S. is even worse, exceeding 7 hours per day. The report states that “Scientists have measured the amount of data that enter the brain and found that an average person living today processes as much as 74 GB in information a day (that is as much as watching 16 movies), through TV, computers, cell phones, tablets, billboards, and many other gadgets. Every year it is about 5% more than the previous year.”

    In Corey Lynn’s 2021 report titled Covid-19 Pt. 5: Psychologists, Scientists and The CIA Tell Us Fear is The Real Killer, the report goes in depth on the following topics:

    • Capitalizing on Fear
    • Fear’s Effect on The Brain and Health
    • CIA Documents on Brainwashing and “Learned Helplessness”
    • Expert in Deception, Psychological Operations & National Security Speaks to Cadets at West Point

    This is an incredibly important read to understand the psychological games, how the brain works, and more importantly – how brainwashing works. Once people have reached a point of exhaustion, which most have at this point, the mind becomes far more suggestive and it’s easy to fall into clickbait traps.

    A few quotes from a CIA document covered in this report:

    “When reduced to extreme dependency and confusion, the individual is ready to react favorably to any person or idea which promises to end his painfully confused state. At this point, the re-education begins.”

    “The process of brainwashing is essentially one in which two paths are being followed. One is the demoralizing process, the result of which is to reduce the victim’s critical faculties to the point where he no longer discriminates clearly between true and false, logical and illogical. The other is the reorganizing process, in which he is required to construct his confessions, elaborate it, defend it, and believe it.”

    “Communist control of the individual and the masses is little different from controls exercised by virtually all absolute forms of government, past and present.”

    Here are two helpful articles Corey Lynn wrote to assist people with discerning truth from lies:

    • 10 Fake News Tactics

    • Confused? How to Compartmentalize Fact from Fiction and Plausibility

    Corey’s Digs hosts an extensive list of resources for fact checking and deep research. There are well over 100 free resources to explore and get to the bottom of things.

    Perhaps the best way to stay on top of things is to narrow time spent online, narrow the focus to the important things, and then narrow those things down by researching the facts before drawing conclusions based on emotional reactions. All industries are taking a hit or a twist from food supply to financial, technology, surveillance, housing, farming, and many others. Maybe selecting two or three of those that seem to have the most impact in one’s life, is a simpler approach to wading through the gigabytes of information one’s brain is downloading on a daily basis.

    Download this report in PDF for FREE in the Bookshop >

    Be sure to check out dozens of other reports in the Bookshop.


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    6 Viral Misconceptions and Clickbait Corey Lynn Repetition doesn’t make it true. Facts do matter when trying to assess the big picture. There are countless psychological campaigns rolling out simultaneously, most of which are done to induce fear and cognitive dissonance while other goals are achieved. Alongside those are hyped up clickbait posts on social media that are meant to create a false sense of hope, fear, anger, confusion, or generate ad revenue. The problem is, a lot of people tend to react from emotion and share the information without even taking a closer look or doing a little bit of research. Some of the most annoying clickbait has been circulating the internet for years, even decades, and this article is intended to end those misconceptions once and for all. Download this report in PDF for FREE in the Bookshop > 1) “Wikileaks Just Released A Massive Dump Of Files!” No, they really didn’t. Wikileaks did not “just” release a massive dump of files, so when you see a hyped up post on social media claiming “OMG! Wikileaks just released a massive data dump on Clintons and…..,” it’s untrue. The link people are sharing is Wikileaks main index file page to all links on their site, which has always been there, and there is a mountain of information to sift through. For added confirmation, simply pull up the index file page archived from 2014 (ten years ago) and a character count, excluding spaces, will show 92,797 characters. In comparison, the current index page shows 93,252 characters. The difference? Over the course of ten years, 455 characters have been added, which wouldn’t account for more than a small handful of files added since 2014. Furthermore, all of their leaks show the release date on their site. 2) “Deagel Is A Deep State Military Site Claiming The U.S. Population Will Be At 99 Million In 2025!” Totally false. Deagel is not the same as Deagle, as in Edwin Deagle. The posts, articles, and videos that have been circulating for over a decade are drawing people’s focus to a man that has absolutely nothing to do with Deagel.com. Nor is the site run by deep state. A quick glance through the website itself is a good indicator of that. Though it is currently set to private, a search through the archives shows that the website was registered on August 31, 2003 from an address in Spain by “Gas Deagel.” The website posts updates on various military related projects and equipment with links to the source sites they found the info on. They also post a chart of each country’s population. At one time the site was posting projected populations into the future, such as their 2007 forecast about 2017, or their 2019 forecast about 2025. This is why the viral posts began in the first place, because the site suggested the U.S. population would drop significantly as the years ticked by, and even had 2025 at a population of 99 million. They had a short disclaimer at the top of the page stating, “There are 179 countries listed with a forecast for 2025. Click on the icons to sort the list. This website is non-profit, built on spare time and we provide our information and services AS IS without further explanations and/or guarantees. We are not linked to any government. Take into account that the forecast is nothing more than a game of numbers whether flawed or correct based upon some speculative assumptions.” They also had a more lengthy disclaimer at the bottom in pink which comes with type errors and no affiliation to military. It’s a whole lot of nonsense, which is probably why they removed it from their site, not to mention the fact that they’ve been way off with their “forecasts.” This site is nothing but an aggregator of military news from other sites, that published an absurd “population forecast” based on a whole lot of nothing. After reviewing this and digging into it, I came across James Corbett’s report on it and gave it a quick listen. He drew the same conclusions. There are numerous articles, social media threads, videos, and even claims in books that have been telling folks for years that Edwin Deagle is behind this website, all because of the spelling of his name – which is incorrect from the domain name and registrar. There are no other data points linking him to this website. 3) “China Is Buying Up All The Farmland In The U.S.!” That’s quite an exaggeration. Though China has indeed purchased U.S. farmland, and even schemed with lawmakers to purchase acreage in Missouri (more on this below), Canada owns over 14 million acres, whereas China owns less than a half million acres of U.S. farmland. There are 880 million acres of farmland in the U.S. Investment firms and individuals of Canada own more U.S. farmland than any other foreign country. In total, 43.4 million acres of U.S. forest and farmland, or 3.4% of ag land, is foreign owned as of Dec. 31, 2022. Of the 43.4 million acres that are foreign owned, here are some of the top ones: Canada = 32% Netherlands = 12% Italy = 6% UK = 6% Germany = 5% China owns less than 1% According to the USDA, Brazos Highland and Murphy Brown LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, are the two biggest Chinese-owned companies that own land in the U.S. Brazos Highland accounts for 102,345 acres, and Smithfield owns 97,975 as of December, 2022. The top five states with the biggest Chinese holdings are Texas, North Carolina, Missouri, Utah and Virginia. For perspective, from 2021 to 2022, there was an increase in 2.58 million U.S. ag acres acquired by foreign countries. These charts provide a good visual for all U.S.-owned ag land as of 2021. None of this dismisses concerns over Chinese-owned companies or citizens acquiring U.S. farmland. Quite the contrary. In fact, in a 2020 report by Corey Lynn, there is a section specifically on Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world. What’s most concerning is the fact that it was acquired by the Chinese company WH Group back in 2013, which included Premium Standard Farms in Princeton, Missouri, yet at that time Missouri law banned all foreign ownership of land. Curiously, just one week prior to this acquisition Missouri legislature amended the law to allow for 1% of Missouri farmland to be owned by foreign investors (roughly 289,000 acres), clearing the way for WH Group to acquire 40,000 acres. Before WH Group took on its new name, it was called CDH, founded by Wu Shangzhi, former senior investment officer at the World Bank Group’s IFC, and boy is it a twisted tale of connections that people must read. WH Group is also the majority shareholder in Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co. which is China’s top meat producer. Hence, is this case, it would seem the food supply – specifically pork – may just be more of a concern than U.S. land holdings itself. On another note, a lot of people believe Bill Gates owns more U.S. farmland than any other U.S. citizen, but his 260,000 acres of U.S. farmland doesn’t even put him close to the top 20. According to the Land Report’s top 100 U.S. landowners, Bill Gates falls in 42nd place, while Jeff Bezos sits in 25th place. This doesn’t negate the fact that no one is happy about Bill Gates owning so much farmland in the U.S. because he’s always up to something nefarious. 4) “China Owns TikTok! We Need To Ban It Now!” China does in fact own a stake in TikTok, but it’s American private equity and venture capital firms that hold the cards. Catherine Austin Fitts explained in a Solari Report titled Netanyahus Mass Atrocity Machinery: What Will You Do?, as follows: “The real stories of mass atrocity in Gaza keep sneaking out on TikTok. American private equity and venture capital firms, including KKR, own approximately 60% of ByteDance, the company that owns the TikTok app. The Congress—filled with legislators alleged to be dual-passport citizens—is now trying to make sure that the criminal syndicate can assert control over ByteDance, which will allow them to squeeze out the Chinese founders and investors by picking up their much smaller 20% equity position for cheap. The criminal syndicates love to use the Chinese foreign bogeyman as a stalking horse. They love to use politicians to lower the price at which they can buy—and raise the price at which they can sell. Those capital gains fund political contributions and kickbacks.” 5) “China Owns The U.S.! They Hold All Of Our Debt!” Sure, China holds a lot of U.S. debt – $770.7 billion in Treasury holdings as of April 2024, but why doesn’t anyone ever mention the fact that Japan holds far more U.S. debt than China, to the tune of $1.15 trillion in Treasury securities? Or, why doesn’t anyone mention the fact that the United Kingdom is trailing just behind China at $710.2 billion? Luxembourg and Canada hold the 4th and 5th largest U.S. debt. Don’t people want all the facts, or do they just like to scream “China, China, China!”? Who is actually the largest owner of U.S. debt? That would be the U.S. government. They hold Treasury securities in government accounts and pension funds. As of June 28, 2024, the U.S. national debt was at $34.83 trillion. That is an increase of nearly $12 trillion since 2019, just before the Covid plandemic hit. In fact, between 2019 and 2020, it jumped $4.7 trillion. But who’s counting? Certainly not the Pentagon who has failed six consecutive internal audits. Over $21 trillion has gone missing from U.S. federal accounts at HUD and the Department of Defense. Be sure to read “Who Are THEY?” by Corey Lynn, to understand the depths and complexities of just how deep this corruption is and who is behind it all. 6) “Tom Hanks, Bill Gates, And Hillary Clinton Were Executed!” (And if not, they must be in GITMO!) And, “JFK Jr. And Jeffrey Epstein Are Still Alive!” This is an all time favorite clickbait because it’s just amazing how many people concur and share it with the world as though it is 100% fact, and will spend hours debating people on it. The information was assuredly passed through a high-up military insider that leaked it to a friend and they passed it on to another, and another, and another. It doesn’t matter if any of them are seen in person or on television because those would be immediately dismissed as either clones or deep fakes. The reality is, a lot of people will believe what they want to believe if it induces a specific emotion they wish to feel, or if it gives them a sense of hope or “winning” as many like to put it. Yet, they have no solid proof and state it as fact. They expend time and energy on pondering it, fantasizing about it, debating people over it, and sharing it with others. What does this accomplish? What does it achieve? If they are in fact dead – has anything changed for the better because of those outcomes? No. So why the big debate and distraction? The same goes for JFK Jr. and Jeffrey Epstein being alive. Despite all of the evidence pointing to their deaths, some people are adamant that they are alive, without a shred of proof. It’s one thing to discuss such things, it’s another to declare it as fact. Sure, there are plenty of bot farms that fuel these tales, but there are plenty of regular folks who have jumped on the bandwagon to give it more life – or death. Tips And Tactics How do you want to spend your time? Do you want to feed the enemy instead of feeding your soul? Human beings have 24 hours a day, 8,760 hours a year to enjoy life, minus 2,920 hours required for sleep alone. According to a Datareportal Global Overview Report in January, worldwide internet users between the ages of 16 to 64 spend an average of nearly 7 hours a day online, across all devices. The U.S. is even worse, exceeding 7 hours per day. The report states that “Scientists have measured the amount of data that enter the brain and found that an average person living today processes as much as 74 GB in information a day (that is as much as watching 16 movies), through TV, computers, cell phones, tablets, billboards, and many other gadgets. Every year it is about 5% more than the previous year.” In Corey Lynn’s 2021 report titled Covid-19 Pt. 5: Psychologists, Scientists and The CIA Tell Us Fear is The Real Killer, the report goes in depth on the following topics: • Capitalizing on Fear • Fear’s Effect on The Brain and Health • CIA Documents on Brainwashing and “Learned Helplessness” • Expert in Deception, Psychological Operations & National Security Speaks to Cadets at West Point This is an incredibly important read to understand the psychological games, how the brain works, and more importantly – how brainwashing works. Once people have reached a point of exhaustion, which most have at this point, the mind becomes far more suggestive and it’s easy to fall into clickbait traps. A few quotes from a CIA document covered in this report: “When reduced to extreme dependency and confusion, the individual is ready to react favorably to any person or idea which promises to end his painfully confused state. At this point, the re-education begins.” “The process of brainwashing is essentially one in which two paths are being followed. One is the demoralizing process, the result of which is to reduce the victim’s critical faculties to the point where he no longer discriminates clearly between true and false, logical and illogical. The other is the reorganizing process, in which he is required to construct his confessions, elaborate it, defend it, and believe it.” “Communist control of the individual and the masses is little different from controls exercised by virtually all absolute forms of government, past and present.” Here are two helpful articles Corey Lynn wrote to assist people with discerning truth from lies: • 10 Fake News Tactics • Confused? How to Compartmentalize Fact from Fiction and Plausibility Corey’s Digs hosts an extensive list of resources for fact checking and deep research. There are well over 100 free resources to explore and get to the bottom of things. Perhaps the best way to stay on top of things is to narrow time spent online, narrow the focus to the important things, and then narrow those things down by researching the facts before drawing conclusions based on emotional reactions. All industries are taking a hit or a twist from food supply to financial, technology, surveillance, housing, farming, and many others. Maybe selecting two or three of those that seem to have the most impact in one’s life, is a simpler approach to wading through the gigabytes of information one’s brain is downloading on a daily basis. Download this report in PDF for FREE in the Bookshop > Be sure to check out dozens of other reports in the Bookshop. Subscribe to Corey’s Digs and don’t miss a Dig! https://www.coreysdigs.com/global/6-viral-misconceptions-and-clickbait/
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  • There are two possibilities to explain Donald Trump’s shooting event today:

    Either
    number one: it was a real event with a real shooter using real bullets, which will naturally be evidenced in the findings of real victims and real bullet holes in the impact points around the president’s podium . The story is a shooter climbed onto a roof and fired several shots with the rifle at President Trump barely missing him, whizzing past and nicking his ear.

    In the process of this assassination attempt the shooter has unified and inspired and emboldened the Republican conservative, moderate patriot voting block in America to stand with Trump and to villainize and demonize all those politicians and media and other groups that dislike him or vilify him.

    It will also make Donald Trump a kind of superhero, a man of steel recovering from a apparent “head, wound” (biblically significant) with an infectious courage as people tearfully watch his Aggressively pumping fist in the air symbolizing defiance against democrat tyranny as the words “fight fight,” roar from his lips to the audience . Quite a dramatic image .

    It’s strangely interesting that the Secret Service agents had arranged a very photogenic posture as Trump arose from the ground. Trump resembled the classic statue in Washington DC of US Marines, raising the American flag on Iwo Jima in World War II .
    There was even an American flag directly over his head as well. Surprisingly dramatic.

    Then Trump was hustled off the stage into a black SUV and driven off and the rest is now seeping out.

    2). Of course the other possibility which we must always consider in this chaotic time of great deceptions and kabuki theater is that the shooting was not real, but a false flag event and faked for political theater. And that as a fake event It was designed to have an emotional impact to affect the nation and manipulate people and also distract from other issues in the world— such as the implosion of the US economy, the Ukrainian defeat the Israeli collapse of the Netanyahu government; as well as the general rising of BRICS as an economic and political powerhouse.

    of course this should be no surprise since there have been numerous occasions in history within the United States were shootings and bombings were later proven to be false and engineered for political purposes.

    In this case There are some strong indicators, which would support this theory of it being artificial, faked or dramatized , specifically, the lack of physical impact that a bullet would have if it struck a person’s ear going faster than the speed of sound ; and the shock that would’ve naturally adrenalized and traumatized Trump’s body and the shock which follows bullets .

    Additionally, the Secret Service were remarkably— if not suspiciously — slow in their protecting of the president, similar to how they were slow in protecting president John F Kennedy, when he was shot in Texas . Most suspicious was that in the case of Trump, the Secret Service did not respond to reports of a shooter crawling with a gun on the roof nearby as eye witnesses have reported. Very strange. (Watch these reports disappear from Twitter very soon.)

    In summary:
    Is it possible that Trump participated in a fake assassination and smacked the side of his head to burst a small blood bag and give the impression of being nicked? Of course it is. To say he’s not would be the words of a fool or a liar. It can only help Trump, and will put down any other shooting attempts in the future.

    Also possible is that a “Patsy” was set up and then taken out in order to assume the blame , as in the case of the Kennedy assassination.

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    There are two possibilities to explain Donald Trump’s shooting event today: Either number one: it was a real event with a real shooter using real bullets, which will naturally be evidenced in the findings of real victims and real bullet holes in the impact points around the president’s podium . The story is a shooter climbed onto a roof and fired several shots with the rifle at President Trump barely missing him, whizzing past and nicking his ear. In the process of this assassination attempt the shooter has unified and inspired and emboldened the Republican conservative, moderate patriot voting block in America to stand with Trump and to villainize and demonize all those politicians and media and other groups that dislike him or vilify him. It will also make Donald Trump a kind of superhero, a man of steel recovering from a apparent “head, wound” (biblically significant) with an infectious courage as people tearfully watch his Aggressively pumping fist in the air symbolizing defiance against democrat tyranny as the words “fight fight,” roar from his lips to the audience . Quite a dramatic image . It’s strangely interesting that the Secret Service agents had arranged a very photogenic posture as Trump arose from the ground. Trump resembled the classic statue in Washington DC of US Marines, raising the American flag on Iwo Jima in World War II . There was even an American flag directly over his head as well. Surprisingly dramatic. Then Trump was hustled off the stage into a black SUV and driven off and the rest is now seeping out. 2). Of course the other possibility which we must always consider in this chaotic time of great deceptions and kabuki theater is that the shooting was not real, but a false flag event and faked for political theater. And that as a fake event It was designed to have an emotional impact to affect the nation and manipulate people and also distract from other issues in the world— such as the implosion of the US economy, the Ukrainian defeat the Israeli collapse of the Netanyahu government; as well as the general rising of BRICS as an economic and political powerhouse. of course this should be no surprise since there have been numerous occasions in history within the United States were shootings and bombings were later proven to be false and engineered for political purposes. In this case There are some strong indicators, which would support this theory of it being artificial, faked or dramatized , specifically, the lack of physical impact that a bullet would have if it struck a person’s ear going faster than the speed of sound ; and the shock that would’ve naturally adrenalized and traumatized Trump’s body and the shock which follows bullets . Additionally, the Secret Service were remarkably— if not suspiciously — slow in their protecting of the president, similar to how they were slow in protecting president John F Kennedy, when he was shot in Texas . Most suspicious was that in the case of Trump, the Secret Service did not respond to reports of a shooter crawling with a gun on the roof nearby as eye witnesses have reported. Very strange. (Watch these reports disappear from Twitter very soon.) In summary: Is it possible that Trump participated in a fake assassination and smacked the side of his head to burst a small blood bag and give the impression of being nicked? Of course it is. To say he’s not would be the words of a fool or a liar. It can only help Trump, and will put down any other shooting attempts in the future. Also possible is that a “Patsy” was set up and then taken out in order to assume the blame , as in the case of the Kennedy assassination. https://t.me/healingthedividechat/471350
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    There are two possibilities to explain Donald Trump’s shooting event today: Either number one: it was a real event with a real shooter using real bullets, which will naturally be evidenced in the findings of real victims and real bullet holes in the impact points around the president’s podium . The story is a shooter climbed onto a roof and fired several shots with the rifle at President Trump barely missing him, whizzing past and nicking his ear. In the process of this assassination attempt the shooter has unified and inspired and emboldened the Republican conservative, moderate patriot voting block in America to stand with Trump and to villainize and demonize all those politicians and media and other groups that dislike him or vilify him. It will also make Donald Trump a kind of superhero, a man of steel recovering from a apparent “head, wound” (biblically significant) with an infectious courage as people tearfully watch his Aggressively pumping fist in the air symbolizing defiance against democrat tyranny…
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  • On the Trump assassination attempt
    The establishment strikes

    Neoliberal Feudalism
    I usually try to stick to a specific writing schedule, with many future posts written weeks or months in advance. However, sometimes there is a political or cultural development which upends those plans. The last two times this happened was my 10/9/2023 concern that the October 7 Hamas attack could lead to a much-expanded regional war (which has not developed so far) and prior to that 8/24/23 commentary on Prigozhin and Wagner’s leadership’s assassination by the Russian deep state by blowing their plane out of the air.

    This is a post with some preliminary analysis on the Trump assassination attempt. It is preliminary and future information may come out and contradict this. There are a couple of points to make first though:

    I previously argued on July 7, 2023 that the establishment would attempt to imprison and/or murder Trump as a symbol of white middle America, regardless of whether he cucked on policy moving forward. I compared him to what the Bolsheviks did to the Romanov’s.

    In Part 3 of my recent history of Trump’s presidency, I backed off this prediction a bit, noting that most of Trump’s criminal trials had been pushed back past the election, that Trump caved on the $95 billion Ukraine aid bill that contained provisions that would trigger automatic impeachment if Trump became president again and tried to withdraw from Ukraine, and that globohomo was taking defensive steps in case Trump did win. In other words, it increasingly looked like Trump had been skin-suited through backroom deals/pressure and, if he won, he would govern like a Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio.

    The way people view new events, especially televised events, is always curious to watch. I discussed here how I and a liberal friend back in 2015 viewed a short video and came away with entirely different interpretations, even though whatever information was needed to assess the video was contained within the video itself. What hope is there of agreement on interpretation when what seems like a black and white situation is still disputed?

    For less clear-cut videos, ones which require interpretation beyond the corners of the video itself, on what basis should one assess information? One requires a grounding mechanism that ties theory to reality, or else it becomes too easy to believe one’s subjective whims. Traditional grounding mechanisms include (1) the scientific method (which has since been corrupted by scientism) and (2) making predictions about the future, and if they’re wrong one updates in a recursive manner one’s worldview. For specific political events, where there is a lot of conflicting information and one cannot expect truth or veracity from the authorities such as the FBI, DOJ, or media, a good rule of thumb fallback is to ask cui bono? - who benefits?

    It is on this basis that I am approaching the Trump assassination attempt today. Because the FBI and DOJ are utterly corrupt I do not expect an honest investigation from them, and not from the media either. The best information to review is video information that is released contemporaneously or close to it with the event, always with the caveat that it could be superseded by subsequently released information. As mentioned, facts are subject to change, but I note the following so far:

    An eyewitness reported that he told the police and Secret Service that the shooter was climbing onto the roof and crawling 5-7 minutes before the shooting and they did nothing.

    Note the shooter position vs Trump position. The distance is only 125m / 400 feet. That there was not a Secret Service team on this roof is inexcusable.


    The counter-sniper teams saw the shooter and let him get off multiple shots before he was killed, which grazed Trump’s ear, killed a bystander behind Trump and seriously wounded another. The video of the counter-sniper team is here. This photo is amazing:

    Image
    The Trump team had in the past three weeks requested additional security from the Department of Homeland Security which the Biden administration turned down: “A source familiar with Trump’s security detail tells Federalist that the former and future president’s detail has been asking for beefed up protection and resources for weeks, but has been rebuffed time and again by Biden’s DHS.”

    Biden recently told donors, “It’s time to put Trump in the bullseye.” Now, this quote may be taken out of context, but the general principle still holds: the media’s demonization of Trump since 2016 has been extremely intense, consistently calling Trump Hitler 2.0. The New Republic just did it recently:


    The globohomo media within hours released its talking points, which were to downplay the assassination attempt to the maximum extent possible: Don’t say there was a shooting “targeting Trump”, don’t call it an “assassination attempt”, don’t have “serious” body language or use “color”, don’t say it was “scary” or dramaticize, don’t bring in guests to condemn the attack.

    Various liberals on social media initially stated the blood was a squib and/or Trump was targeted with a BB gun. Both were false. They also immediately suggested it was a false flag to improve his popularity, and that no one other than Trump was injured or died (someone right behind Trump died and another was seriously injured).

    Deep state actor Elon Musk endorsed Trump right after the shooting.

    Here and here are two videos of the assassination attempt. Trump displayed remarkable fortitude when he rose, which you can see in the second video and is quite iconic (after his security detail were very slow in responding; one may note that he had multiple women on his security team, a terrible sign for readiness and competence). Here’s an image of it, which is iconic and will be remembered:

    Image
    Here’s a photo of the dead shooter (warning: graphic), also see here for less graphic video.

    One may note that the shooting distance was 125 meters / 400 feet and it was against a stationary target. This is a very easy shot for someone in a prone position with a tripod, perhaps a scope and in clear weather which even beginner shooters could pretty easily hit. It’s a miracle Trump survived. For comparison, Oswald’s assassination of Kennedy occurred from 265 feet, which was much closer, but was against a moving target. Oswald was documented taking 200-500 yard shots in the USMC against stationary targets.


    Analysis

    Okay, so let’s put this together. You have a shooter shooting from an outside roof close to where Trump was speaking which should have had Secret Service protection on due to it’s proximity. There is zero excuse for this failure. You had a bystander who warned the police and Secret Service detail 5-7 minutes before the shooting that the shooter was crawling onto the roof and they did nothing. You have counter-snipers who saw the individual but did not engage until after the shooter got off multiple shots. You have the Biden Administration which denied Trump greater protection and Biden said Trump was in the “crosshairs.”

    Worse is the political situation. The Democrats can’t collectively decide whether to dump Biden and the polls all show he will lose badly against Trump, and their backup Kamala does not poll much better. There are only a couple months until the election and they cannot easily choose someone other than Kamala. The lawfare against Trump has been pushed back past the election and it’s unclear if the far-leftist judge in New York will be willing to jail the national front-runner for a so-called crime no one understands. Also, Trump has not yet announced his Vice President and there is no backup politician who has the depth and intensity of the support that Trump has.

    It is literally a miracle that Trump is not dead now given how close the shooter was.

    Some like Librarian of Celaeno suggest we should withhold our judgment until more facts come out and there is an investigation. I pushed back on this, stating yes, we should wait for more facts, but based on a long history of whitewashing that I have no faith in an official investigation to reveal the truth of what’s happened here. Rather, the best evidence is video evidence released contemporaneously with the event, or soon after the event, before it gets scrubbed by censors. I’m a little surprised Librarian is still willing to give the benefit of the doubt to our skinsuited, horrendous institutions even after eight years of in-your-face lies. He also suggests praying for the shooter and his backers, an attitude which is antithetical to my own.

    So let’s ask cui bono - who benefits if Trump had been killed? Some really unfortunate people suggested that the intention of the shooter was simply to wound Trump in order to boost his popularity - listen, you get off a shot at 400 feet against a moving target and try to wound the guy’s ear. This might be the most stupid line of argument I’ve heard in a long time. Also, does Trump need a boost in popularity? He’s polling multiple points higher than Biden, who is currently in a political struggle for his life. Trump does not need another boost from an attempted assassination. And even if he did, is there anything to demonstrate Trump has someone on his team who would be willing and able to take a shot against him to merely graze his ear and then keep quiet about it for all eternity, assuming the shooter survives? Trump’s governing incompetence is legendary. The level of schizophrenia needed for this position is remarkably high.

    So the shooter cleary intended to kill Trump. Well, why now? Well, it’s before the Republican National Convention and Trump hasn’t announced his Vice President yet. If he was killed it would create huge chaos with no clear front-runner; the Republicans would be in an even worse situation compared to the Democrats. In other words, the motivation for this shooter to be backed by globohomo institutions is extremely strong. Additionally, if Trump was killed despite being the national frontrunner and in such a public way, in front of tens of thousands of people, that could indeed trigger the fabled Redneck Rebellion (either a real one or sponsored by FBI agents like Ray Epps) which would then give globohomo a 1/6 style rationale to brutally crack down on middle America and possibly cancel elections. Now THAT would have been an excellent result for globohomo — and it was missed by an inch or two. Instead, this is a terrible result: a barely wounded Trump with a big upshot in popularity, motivation for revenge, but no triggered redneck rebellion or RNC chaos.

    Based on this analysis of who benefits, as well as the information available on the shooting at this time, and it seems likely to me that this shooter, regardless of whatever information comes out about him being a “loner” or “crazy” or whatever, was likely clandestinely supported by the FBI and/or CIA. I was hoping he would be taken alive to be questioned, but unfortunately not even an Oswald scenario for him where we could get a glimpse…

    Keep in mind, again, that this is my working theory based on my gut feel and review of available information so far as well as my background understanding of globohomo and is subject to change.

    Alex Jones (who is not reliable but still has interesting points every now and then) suggests that globohomo will next try to poison Trump (they also have a readily accessible CIA heart attack gun) and/or kill Biden, possibly by a false-flag Trump supporter.

    I hope that Trump views this extremely close call as a wake up call that he can’t negotiate or bargain with globohomo - they want him dead, even if he’s partially skinsuited himself to them - he still symbolizes white middle America and they hate him and want him destroyed. His first term was disappointing the way he bent over backwards to accommodate them, even if certain legal and political realities forced him to. I have also suggested on multiple occasions that Trump needs to pick a Vice President further to the right than he is in order to discourage assassination attempts - Vance, Rubio and the other globohomo guy simply don’t cut it. I suggest Mike Flynn (even though he has some weird beliefs and was possibly compromised in Turkey) or Rand Paul (which I know is a weird and funny pick, but he has the best dissident voting record in the Senate and globohomo both tried to murder him and one of his aides in the past couple years). There are other possibilities - someone suggested to me Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, but I havn’t looked into him, or Thomas Massie - but the finalists that have been announced are all mediocre at best. Rubio is a closeted homosexual deep state puppet and Vance was a never-Trumper through the 2016 election and wrote a book which the NYT loved bashing middle America hillbillies. Pass. Vivek is a scam artist. Another hard pass is Tucker Carlson, who is a CIA agent pretending to be a populist and who I covered in the past.

    Globohomo very likely has to double down after this; if this very close call shook Trump, he will be more determined to root out their filth and corruption. How they choose to double down at this point is unclear, but there’s only a couple months until the election. Choose well, Donald.

    Thanks for reading.

    https://substack.com/home/post/p-146590177
    On the Trump assassination attempt The establishment strikes Neoliberal Feudalism I usually try to stick to a specific writing schedule, with many future posts written weeks or months in advance. However, sometimes there is a political or cultural development which upends those plans. The last two times this happened was my 10/9/2023 concern that the October 7 Hamas attack could lead to a much-expanded regional war (which has not developed so far) and prior to that 8/24/23 commentary on Prigozhin and Wagner’s leadership’s assassination by the Russian deep state by blowing their plane out of the air. This is a post with some preliminary analysis on the Trump assassination attempt. It is preliminary and future information may come out and contradict this. There are a couple of points to make first though: I previously argued on July 7, 2023 that the establishment would attempt to imprison and/or murder Trump as a symbol of white middle America, regardless of whether he cucked on policy moving forward. I compared him to what the Bolsheviks did to the Romanov’s. In Part 3 of my recent history of Trump’s presidency, I backed off this prediction a bit, noting that most of Trump’s criminal trials had been pushed back past the election, that Trump caved on the $95 billion Ukraine aid bill that contained provisions that would trigger automatic impeachment if Trump became president again and tried to withdraw from Ukraine, and that globohomo was taking defensive steps in case Trump did win. In other words, it increasingly looked like Trump had been skin-suited through backroom deals/pressure and, if he won, he would govern like a Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio. The way people view new events, especially televised events, is always curious to watch. I discussed here how I and a liberal friend back in 2015 viewed a short video and came away with entirely different interpretations, even though whatever information was needed to assess the video was contained within the video itself. What hope is there of agreement on interpretation when what seems like a black and white situation is still disputed? For less clear-cut videos, ones which require interpretation beyond the corners of the video itself, on what basis should one assess information? One requires a grounding mechanism that ties theory to reality, or else it becomes too easy to believe one’s subjective whims. Traditional grounding mechanisms include (1) the scientific method (which has since been corrupted by scientism) and (2) making predictions about the future, and if they’re wrong one updates in a recursive manner one’s worldview. For specific political events, where there is a lot of conflicting information and one cannot expect truth or veracity from the authorities such as the FBI, DOJ, or media, a good rule of thumb fallback is to ask cui bono? - who benefits? It is on this basis that I am approaching the Trump assassination attempt today. Because the FBI and DOJ are utterly corrupt I do not expect an honest investigation from them, and not from the media either. The best information to review is video information that is released contemporaneously or close to it with the event, always with the caveat that it could be superseded by subsequently released information. As mentioned, facts are subject to change, but I note the following so far: An eyewitness reported that he told the police and Secret Service that the shooter was climbing onto the roof and crawling 5-7 minutes before the shooting and they did nothing. Note the shooter position vs Trump position. The distance is only 125m / 400 feet. That there was not a Secret Service team on this roof is inexcusable. The counter-sniper teams saw the shooter and let him get off multiple shots before he was killed, which grazed Trump’s ear, killed a bystander behind Trump and seriously wounded another. The video of the counter-sniper team is here. This photo is amazing: Image The Trump team had in the past three weeks requested additional security from the Department of Homeland Security which the Biden administration turned down: “A source familiar with Trump’s security detail tells Federalist that the former and future president’s detail has been asking for beefed up protection and resources for weeks, but has been rebuffed time and again by Biden’s DHS.” Biden recently told donors, “It’s time to put Trump in the bullseye.” Now, this quote may be taken out of context, but the general principle still holds: the media’s demonization of Trump since 2016 has been extremely intense, consistently calling Trump Hitler 2.0. The New Republic just did it recently: The globohomo media within hours released its talking points, which were to downplay the assassination attempt to the maximum extent possible: Don’t say there was a shooting “targeting Trump”, don’t call it an “assassination attempt”, don’t have “serious” body language or use “color”, don’t say it was “scary” or dramaticize, don’t bring in guests to condemn the attack. Various liberals on social media initially stated the blood was a squib and/or Trump was targeted with a BB gun. Both were false. They also immediately suggested it was a false flag to improve his popularity, and that no one other than Trump was injured or died (someone right behind Trump died and another was seriously injured). Deep state actor Elon Musk endorsed Trump right after the shooting. Here and here are two videos of the assassination attempt. Trump displayed remarkable fortitude when he rose, which you can see in the second video and is quite iconic (after his security detail were very slow in responding; one may note that he had multiple women on his security team, a terrible sign for readiness and competence). Here’s an image of it, which is iconic and will be remembered: Image Here’s a photo of the dead shooter (warning: graphic), also see here for less graphic video. One may note that the shooting distance was 125 meters / 400 feet and it was against a stationary target. This is a very easy shot for someone in a prone position with a tripod, perhaps a scope and in clear weather which even beginner shooters could pretty easily hit. It’s a miracle Trump survived. For comparison, Oswald’s assassination of Kennedy occurred from 265 feet, which was much closer, but was against a moving target. Oswald was documented taking 200-500 yard shots in the USMC against stationary targets. Analysis Okay, so let’s put this together. You have a shooter shooting from an outside roof close to where Trump was speaking which should have had Secret Service protection on due to it’s proximity. There is zero excuse for this failure. You had a bystander who warned the police and Secret Service detail 5-7 minutes before the shooting that the shooter was crawling onto the roof and they did nothing. You have counter-snipers who saw the individual but did not engage until after the shooter got off multiple shots. You have the Biden Administration which denied Trump greater protection and Biden said Trump was in the “crosshairs.” Worse is the political situation. The Democrats can’t collectively decide whether to dump Biden and the polls all show he will lose badly against Trump, and their backup Kamala does not poll much better. There are only a couple months until the election and they cannot easily choose someone other than Kamala. The lawfare against Trump has been pushed back past the election and it’s unclear if the far-leftist judge in New York will be willing to jail the national front-runner for a so-called crime no one understands. Also, Trump has not yet announced his Vice President and there is no backup politician who has the depth and intensity of the support that Trump has. It is literally a miracle that Trump is not dead now given how close the shooter was. Some like Librarian of Celaeno suggest we should withhold our judgment until more facts come out and there is an investigation. I pushed back on this, stating yes, we should wait for more facts, but based on a long history of whitewashing that I have no faith in an official investigation to reveal the truth of what’s happened here. Rather, the best evidence is video evidence released contemporaneously with the event, or soon after the event, before it gets scrubbed by censors. I’m a little surprised Librarian is still willing to give the benefit of the doubt to our skinsuited, horrendous institutions even after eight years of in-your-face lies. He also suggests praying for the shooter and his backers, an attitude which is antithetical to my own. So let’s ask cui bono - who benefits if Trump had been killed? Some really unfortunate people suggested that the intention of the shooter was simply to wound Trump in order to boost his popularity - listen, you get off a shot at 400 feet against a moving target and try to wound the guy’s ear. This might be the most stupid line of argument I’ve heard in a long time. Also, does Trump need a boost in popularity? He’s polling multiple points higher than Biden, who is currently in a political struggle for his life. Trump does not need another boost from an attempted assassination. And even if he did, is there anything to demonstrate Trump has someone on his team who would be willing and able to take a shot against him to merely graze his ear and then keep quiet about it for all eternity, assuming the shooter survives? Trump’s governing incompetence is legendary. The level of schizophrenia needed for this position is remarkably high. So the shooter cleary intended to kill Trump. Well, why now? Well, it’s before the Republican National Convention and Trump hasn’t announced his Vice President yet. If he was killed it would create huge chaos with no clear front-runner; the Republicans would be in an even worse situation compared to the Democrats. In other words, the motivation for this shooter to be backed by globohomo institutions is extremely strong. Additionally, if Trump was killed despite being the national frontrunner and in such a public way, in front of tens of thousands of people, that could indeed trigger the fabled Redneck Rebellion (either a real one or sponsored by FBI agents like Ray Epps) which would then give globohomo a 1/6 style rationale to brutally crack down on middle America and possibly cancel elections. Now THAT would have been an excellent result for globohomo — and it was missed by an inch or two. Instead, this is a terrible result: a barely wounded Trump with a big upshot in popularity, motivation for revenge, but no triggered redneck rebellion or RNC chaos. Based on this analysis of who benefits, as well as the information available on the shooting at this time, and it seems likely to me that this shooter, regardless of whatever information comes out about him being a “loner” or “crazy” or whatever, was likely clandestinely supported by the FBI and/or CIA. I was hoping he would be taken alive to be questioned, but unfortunately not even an Oswald scenario for him where we could get a glimpse… Keep in mind, again, that this is my working theory based on my gut feel and review of available information so far as well as my background understanding of globohomo and is subject to change. Alex Jones (who is not reliable but still has interesting points every now and then) suggests that globohomo will next try to poison Trump (they also have a readily accessible CIA heart attack gun) and/or kill Biden, possibly by a false-flag Trump supporter. I hope that Trump views this extremely close call as a wake up call that he can’t negotiate or bargain with globohomo - they want him dead, even if he’s partially skinsuited himself to them - he still symbolizes white middle America and they hate him and want him destroyed. His first term was disappointing the way he bent over backwards to accommodate them, even if certain legal and political realities forced him to. I have also suggested on multiple occasions that Trump needs to pick a Vice President further to the right than he is in order to discourage assassination attempts - Vance, Rubio and the other globohomo guy simply don’t cut it. I suggest Mike Flynn (even though he has some weird beliefs and was possibly compromised in Turkey) or Rand Paul (which I know is a weird and funny pick, but he has the best dissident voting record in the Senate and globohomo both tried to murder him and one of his aides in the past couple years). There are other possibilities - someone suggested to me Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, but I havn’t looked into him, or Thomas Massie - but the finalists that have been announced are all mediocre at best. Rubio is a closeted homosexual deep state puppet and Vance was a never-Trumper through the 2016 election and wrote a book which the NYT loved bashing middle America hillbillies. Pass. Vivek is a scam artist. Another hard pass is Tucker Carlson, who is a CIA agent pretending to be a populist and who I covered in the past. Globohomo very likely has to double down after this; if this very close call shook Trump, he will be more determined to root out their filth and corruption. How they choose to double down at this point is unclear, but there’s only a couple months until the election. Choose well, Donald. Thanks for reading. https://substack.com/home/post/p-146590177
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