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You mean, the FDA waved these experimental “new technology” vaccines into service before they had the slightest inkling of where the substance in the vaccine would end up in the body. If that isn’t criminal negligence, then what is?

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Respond to this post by replying above this lineNew post on Counter InformationThe Killer in the Bloodstream: the “Spike Protein”by Jaime C.Has there ever been a greater threat to humanity than the Covid vaccine?By Mike WhitneyGlobal Research, June 17, 2021UNZAll Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch.***“From the beginning Covid has been a conspiracy against health and life. Covid is a profit-making agenda and an agenda for increasing arbitrary government power over people. There should be massive law suits and massive arrests of those who block effective Covid cures and impose a deadly vaccine.” – Paul Craig Roberts, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald ReaganThe Spike Protein is a “uniquely dangerous” transmembrane fusion protein that is an integral part of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “The S protein plays a crucial role in penetrating host cells and initiating infection.” It also damages the cells in the lining of the blood vessel walls which leads to blood clots, bleeding, massive inflammation and death.To say that the spike protein is merely “dangerous”, is a vast understatement. It is a potentially-lethal pathogen that has already killed tens of thousands of people.So, why did the vaccine manufacturers settle on the spike protein as an antigen that would induce an immune response in the body?That’s the million-dollar question, after all, for all practical purposes, the spike protein is a poison. We know that now due to research that was conducted at the Salk Institute. Here’s a summary of what they found:“Salk researchers and collaborators show how the protein damages cells, confirming COVID-19 as a primarily vascular disease…. SARS-CoV-2 virus damages and attacks the vascular system (aka–The circulatory system) on a cellular level… scientists studying other coronaviruses have long suspected that the spike protein contributed to damaging vascular endothelial cells, but this is the first time the process has been documented….… the spike protein alone was enough to cause disease. Tissue samples showed inflammation in endothelial cells lining the pulmonary artery walls. The team then replicated this process in the lab, exposing healthy endothelial cells (which line arteries) to the spike protein. They showed that the spike protein damaged the cells by binding ACE2…“If you remove the replicating capabilities of the virus, it still has a major damaging effect on the vascular cells, simply by virtue of its ability to bind to this ACE2 receptor, the S protein receptor, now famous thanks to COVID.” (“COVID-19 Is a Vascular Disease: Coronavirus’ Spike Protein Attacks Vascular System on a Cellular Level”scitechdaily.comRemember how everyone laughed at Trump when he said injecting household bleach would cure Covid? How is this any different?It’s not different, and whatever modest protection the vaccines provide as far as immunity, it pales in comparison to the risks they pose to personal health and survival.And did you notice what the author said about stripping-out the virus and leaving the spike protein alone?’He said “it still has a major damaging effect” implying ‘blood clots, bleeding and severe inflammation.’ In other words, the spike protein is deadly even absent the virus. Here’s how Dr. Byram Bridle (who is a viral immunologist and associate professor at University of Guelph, Ontario) summed it up:“We made a big mistake. We didn’t realize it until now… We thought the spike protein was a great target antigen, we never knew the spike protein itself was a toxin and was a pathogenic proteinSo, by vaccinating people we are inadvertently inoculating them with a toxin.” (“Vaccine scientist: ‘We’ve made a big mistake’”, Conservative Woman)Think about that for a minute. This is a very big deal, in fact, this is the critical piece of the puzzle that has been missing for the last 15 months. Just as the respiratory virus concealed the real killing-agent in Covid, (the spike protein) so too, the relentless hype surrounding mass-vaccination has concealed the glaring problem with the vaccines themselves, which is, they generate a substance that is “capable of causing disease.”That is the literal definition of pathogenic. The spike protein is a disease-producing toxin that poses a serious and identifiable threat to the health of anyone who chooses to get vaccinated. Could it be any clearer?It’s worth noting, that Bridle is a vaccine researcher who was awarded a $230,000 government grant last year for research on COVID vaccine development. He understands the science and chooses his words carefully. The term “pathogenic” is not meant to whip people into a frenzy, but to accurately describe how vaccine-generated proteins interact in the bloodstream. And the way they interact, is by inflicting serious damage to cells in the lining of the blood vessels which can result in illness or death. Here’s more from the same article:“As many will know by now, the problem lies within a structure that enables the virus, originally from bats, not only to enter human cells but to deliver a toxin called the spike protein. Most Covid vaccines instruct our body cells to produce the same protein. This is in the hope that antibodies developed against it will prevent the most damaging effects of the actual virus. There is evidence that this is the case for some.But there’s also a problem, spelled out most recently by Canadian researcher Dr Byram Bridle, who was awarded a $230,000 Ontario government grant last year for research on Covid vaccine development. This is that the spike protein produced by the vaccine does not just act locally, at the site of the jab (the shoulder muscle), but gets into the bloodstream and is carried through the circulation to many other sites in the body.Previously confidential animal studies using radioactive tracing show it to go just about everywhere, including the adrenal glands, heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, ovaries, pancreas, pituitary gland, prostate, salivary glands, intestines, spinal cord, spleen, stomach, testes, thymus, and uterus.The quantities are small and usually disappear within days. But the questions arise, is this mechanism involved in the thousands of deaths and injuries reported soon after Covid vaccination, and might it set some people up for the same long-term consequences as in severe cases of the disease itself?” (‘We’ve made a big mistake’“, Conservative Woman)This is the most important question: What will the long-term impact of these vaccines be on the population at large? Here’s more from the same article:“Some researchers say the risk from the vaccine may be greater than that from the actual virus in healthy people. This would be especially true for the young, whose immune systems deal with the virus successfully. In contrast, the vaccine has a device that protects the spike protein mechanism against immediate destruction by the body, in order to promote the immune response.”(Conservative Woman)Repeat: ” the vaccine has a device that protects the spike protein mechanism against immediate destruction by the body, in order to promote the immune response.”What does that mean? Does it mean that the spike protein created by the vaccine lingers on indefinitely risking a potential flare-up sometime in the future if another virus emerges or if the immune system is compromised? Will the people who have been vaccinated have the Sword of Damocles hanging over their heads until the day they die?Dr Judy Mikovits thinks so. “Mikovits thinks the COVID-19 vaccine is a bioweapon designed to destroy your innate immunity and set you up for rapid onset of debilitating illness and premature death. She too suspects many will die rather rapidly. “It’s not going to be ‘live and suffer forever,” she says. “It’s going to be suffer five years and die.” (Mercola.com)Is that possible? Could we see an unprecedented surge in fatalities in the next few years directly linked to these experimental vaccines?Let’s hope not, but without any long-term safety data, there’s no way to know for sure. It’s all a big guessing game, which is one of the reasons that so many people are refusing to get vaccinated. Here’s more from Bridle:‘I’m very much pro-vaccine, (said Dr Bridle) but … the story I’m about to tell is a bit of a scary one. This is cutting edge science. There’s a couple of key pieces of scientific information that we’ve been privy to, in the past few days, that has made the final link, so we understand now – myself and some key international collaborators – we understand exactly why these problems [with the vaccine] are happening.’One of these ‘is that the spike protein, on its own, is almost entirely responsible for the damage to the cardiovascular system, if it gets into circulation. Indeed, if you inject the purified spike protein into the blood of research animals they get all kinds of damage to the cardiovascular system, and it can cross the blood-brain barrier and cause damage to the brain.‘At first glance that doesn’t seem too concerning because we’re injecting these vaccines into the shoulder muscle. The assumption, up until now, has been that these vaccines behave like all of our traditional vaccines: they don’t go anywhere other than the injection site, so they stay in our shoulder. Some of the protein will go to the local draining lymph node in order to activate the immune system.‘However – this is where the cutting edge science has come in, and this is where it gets scary – through a request for information from the Japanese regulatory agency, myself and several international collaborators have been able to get access to what’s called the biodistribution study. It’s the first time ever that scientists have been privy to seeing where the messenger RNA vaccines go after vaccination; in other words, is it a safe assumption that it stays in the shoulder muscle? The short answer is, absolutely not. It’s very disconcerting. The spike protein gets into the blood and circulates over several days post-vaccination.’”(Vaccine scientist: ‘We’ve made a big mistake’“, Conservative Woman)They got the biodistribution study from the Japanese? Are you kidding me? You mean, the FDA waved these experimental “new technology” vaccines into service before they had the slightest inkling of where the substance in the vaccine would end up in the body. If that isn’t criminal negligence, then what is? Do you want proof that our regulators are controlled by the industries they are supposed to monitor? Here it is!Here’s more from an article at Children’s Health Defens NBe on the same topic:“… in key studies — called biodistribution studies, which are designed to test where an injected compound travels in the body, and which tissues or organs it accumulates in — Pfizer did not use the commercial vaccine (BNT162b2) but instead relied on a “surrogate” mRNA that produced the luciferase protein….Regulatory documents also show Pfizer did not follow industry-standard quality management practices during preclinical toxicology studies of its vaccine, as key studies did not meet good laboratory practice (GLP)….“The implications of these findings are that Pfizer was trying to accelerate the vaccine development timeline based on the pressures of the pandemic,” said TrialSite founder and CEO Daniel O’Connor. “The challenge is that the processes, such as Good Laboratory Practices, are of paramount importance for quality and ultimately for patient safety. If such important steps are skipped, the risk-benefit analysis would need to be compelling.”….(“Pfizer Skipped Critical Testing and Cut Corners on Quality Standards, Documents Reveal“, Children’s Health Defense)Let’s see if I got this right: The Covid vaccine was approved even though “Pfizer did not follow industry-standard quality management practices” and even though “key studies did not meet good laboratory practice?”Do you still think these vaccines are safe? And, it gets worse, too. Check it out:“... documents obtained by scientists through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) revealed pre-clinical studies showing the active part of the vaccine (mRNA-lipid nanoparticles) — which produce the spike protein — did not stay at the injection site and surrounding lymphoid tissue as scientists originally theorized, but spread widely throughout the body and accumulated in various organs, including the ovaries and spleen.” (“Pfizer Skipped Critical Testing and Cut Corners on Quality Standards, Documents Reveal”, Children’s Health Defense)Like we said earlier, the vaccine was supposed to be “localized”, that is, remain in the area where it was injected. But that theory proved to be wrong, just like the theory that the spike protein would be a good antigen was wrong. There are literally thousands of fatalities and other injuries that attest to the “wrongness” of that theory, and there will be many more before this campaign is terminated. Here’s more:“Research suggests this could lead to the production of spike protein in unintended places, including the brain, ovaries and spleen, which may cause the immune system to attack organs and tissues resulting in damage, and raises serious questions about genotoxicity and reproductive toxicity risks associated with the vaccine.” (“Pfizer Skipped Critical Testing and Cut Corners on Quality Standards, Documents Reveal“, Children’s Health Defense)So, it goes everywhere. Wherever blood flows, there too goes the spike proteins. Do young women really want these lethal proteins in their ovaries? Do you think that will improve their prospects for getting pregnant or safely delivering their babies? This is madness on a scale that is, frankly, unimaginable. Here’s more:“Studies indicate that the protein is able to gain access to cells in the testicles, and may disrupt male reproduction…..Furthermore, the genetic code the virus carries contains inserts that make it ‘extremely plausible’ that the protein could misfold into a prion (such as held responsible for mad cow disease in the 1980s), causing widespread damage to brain cells and increasing the risk of conditions including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease….” (“Covid vaccines: Concerns that make more research essential“, The Conservative WomanWe hope that readers are beginning to understand how risky these vaccines really are. It’s literally a matter of life and death. As Bridle opines:“‘We have known for a long time that the spike protein is pathogenic…. It is a toxin. It can cause damage in our body if it’s in circulation. Now, we have clear-cut evidence that . . . the vaccine itself, plus the protein, gets into blood circulation.’”Once that happens, the spike protein can combine with receptors on blood platelets and with cells that line our blood vessels. This is why, paradoxically, it can cause both blood clotting and bleeding.‘And of course the heart is involved, as part of the cardiovascular system,’ Bridle said. ‘That’s why we’re seeing heart problems. The protein can also cross the blood-brain barrier and cause neurological damage.…‘In short,… we made a big mistake. We didn’t realize it until now. We didn’t realize that by vaccinating people we are inadvertently inoculating them with a toxin.” (Conservative Woman)“Mistake?” He calls it a “mistake”? That’s got to be the understatement of the century!Let’s cut to the chase: These aren’t vaccines; they’re a spike-protein delivery-system. Regrettably, 140 million Americans have already been injected with them which means we can expect a dramatic uptick in debilitating medical conditions including blood clotting, bleeding, autoimmune disease, thrombosis in the brain, stroke and heart attack. The vast human wreckage we are now facing is incalculable.Has there ever been a greater threat to humanity than the Covid vaccine?Michael Whitney, renowned geopolitical and social analyst based in Washington State. He initiated his career as an independent citizen-journalist in 2002 with a commitment to honest journalism, social justice and World peace.He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on GlobalizationThe original source of this article is UNZCopyright © Mike WhitneyUNZ, 2021https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-killer-in-the-bloodstream-the-spike-protein/5747572Jaime C. | June 17, 2021 at 6:53 pm | Tags: Crimes against HumanityPolice State & Civil RightsScience and Medicine | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: https://wp.me/p1qf1R-AtmComment   See all comments   LikeUnsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Counter Information.
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Why are moths and other insects attracted to light sources?

why are moths and other insects attracted to light sources

Like a moth to a flame, er, lamp, insects are drawn to bright lights because they confuse the insects’ navigational systems. It’s a familiar sight, especially in the summertime: moths and other insects gathered around lights like lamps. Often, creatures entrained in such a glow get eaten by predators or overheat.

Why are bees (like drug addicts almost) so deeply enslaved to flower pollen?

Bees do not sleep – but they do remain motionless to preserve vital energy for the next day of foraging. During the day, and out on their travels, bees eyes can detect a wide array of colour.

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Guess what?A new ‘variant’ means all the youth gotta be “vaxxed” curious eh? (Cos the ‘unvaccinated’ are spreading it)

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Coronavirus cases ‘rising exponentially’ across England as R rate reaches 1.44

The surge in coronavirus cases in England is being driven by younger and mostly unvaccinated age groups, with infections doubling between May 3 and June 7, a new study found

ByNilima MarshallChris KitchingSenior News Reporter

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Covid-19 cases are “rising exponentially” across England with the reproduction (R) climbing to as high as 1.44, according to scientists tracking the epidemic.

The surge in cases is being driven by younger and mostly unvaccinated age groups.

A study commissioned by the Government found that infections have increased 50% between May 3 and June 7, coinciding with the rise of the Delta coronavirus variant which was first detected in India and is now dominant in the UK.

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Data from nearly 110,000 swab tests carried out across England between May 20 and June 7 suggests Covid-19 cases are doubling every 11 days, with the highest prevalence in the North West and 1 in 670 people infected.

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This graphic shows the trend of Covid-19 case rates in each of the four UK nations
This graphic shows the trend of Covid-19 case rates in each of the four UK nations

The data comes as MPs approved the extension of coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19, although Boris Johnson suffered a major rebellion from members of his own party over the delay.

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The Prime Minister was spared a defeat as Labour backed plans for a four-week delay to the end of lockdown measures, aimed at buying more time for the vaccine programme.

MPs voted 461 to 60, a majority of 401, to approve regulations delaying the easing of the measures.

The experts from Imperial College London said their findings show a “rapid switch” between the Alpha (Kent) variant, which first appeared in the UK in September 2020, and the Delta variant in the last few weeks, with the latter accounting for up to 90% of all coronavirus cases.

But they stressed that the country is in a much different position than autumn last year when an exponential growth triggered a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Stephen Riley, professor of infectious disease dynamics at Imperial and one of the study authors, said: “Prevalence is increasing exponentially and it is being driven by younger ages.

He added: “And it appears to be doubling every 11 days.

“Clearly that is bad news… but the key thing to point out here is that we are in a very different part of the epidemic in the UK and it is very difficult to predict the duration of the exponential phase.”

The scientists said their findings from the React study suggest that imminent expansion of the vaccine programme to those aged 18 and above “should help substantially to reduce the overall growth of the epidemic”.

Study author Paul Elliott, director of the React programme and chair in epidemiology and public health medicine at Imperial, said: “I think we can take quite a lot of comfort from the fact that when we look in the details, it does appear that there is very, very good protection in the older ages, where there is virtually everyone double vaccinated.

England's reproduction (R) rate
England’s reproduction (R) rate has climbed as high as 1.4, according to Sage’s estimate last Friday

“And in the younger group under the age of 65, where a much smaller proportion have been vaccinated or double vaccinated, most infections are occurring in the unvaccinated group.

“And the Government has clearly announced that they want to vaccinate all adults in the period between now and July 19, I think that will make a very big difference and increase the total amount of population immunity.”

The research, which has been published as a pre-print an online server, shows the bulk of infections is being driven by children aged between five and 12, as well as younger adults aged between 18 and 24.

Infections in these age groups around five times higher when compared to those over 65, the researchers said.

Data showed that the “weakened link” between infection rates and hospital admissions was “well maintained” for those aged 65 and above, while “the trends converged below the age of 65 years”.

Prof Riley said: “We have observed this reconvergence in the pattern of hospitalisations and deaths versus infections, especially in an age group under 65.

“These patterns are consistent with two vaccine doses being highly effective.”

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: “These findings highlight the stark context in which we took the difficult decision to delay Step 4 of the road map out of lockdown.”

On Wednesday, Mr Hancock confirmed that care home staff will be required to have coronavirus vaccinations “to protect residents”, and added that making jabs compulsory for people in the NHS is also being considered.

England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has previously said doctors and care workers have a “professional responsibility” to protect their patients.

From October, subject to parliamentary approval and a 16-week grace period, anyone working in a Care Quality Commission-registered care home in England must have two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine unless they have a medical exemption, the Department of Health and Social Care said.

People out and about in Blackpool, Lancashire, after the region became one of many Delta Variant hotspots
People out and about in Blackpool, Lancashire, which has become a Delta variant hotspot (Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)

The requirement will also apply to people coming into care homes to do other work, such as tradespeople, hairdressers and beauticians, and inspectors.

There will be exceptions for family and friends visiting care homes, under 18s, emergency services and people undertaking urgent maintenance work, the department said.

People in 20s ‘jump’ Covid vaccine queue

People in their 20s appear to be ‘jumping’ the queue as millions scramble to book an earlier second dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Over-50s were previously invited to bring forward their second jab as soon as possible but people in their 20s say they were able to take advantage of the new rules and rebook as well.

The NHS has asked people not to rebook their appointments unless invited.

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Second jabs were taking place about 12 weeks after the first dose, but the Government has cut the wait to accelerate the rollout amid the spread of the Delta variant and hit a target of offering a vaccine to every adult in the UK before the end of July.

An online booking system has been tweaked to include a new availability checker, which means people will be able to see which slots are available for their second jab before cancelling an existing appointment.

One 25-year-old told the Independent they were able to bring their jab forward by two weeks and closer to their home.

Others in younger age groups have written on Twitter saying they were able to rebook and close the gap between their doses.

A man claiming to be 29 wrote: “If you’ve recently had the Moderna jab, worth cancelling and rebooking your 2nd dose.

“I just did and am now getting my 2nd dose 15 days earlier than originally planned.”

Members of the public queue to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination centre at the Essa academy in Bolton
People queue to receive a Covid vaccine in Bolton, a Delta variant hotspot (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

Another user said he was “under 32” and shortened his wait by three weeks.

On Monday, Boris Johnson said the Government would “accelerate” second jabs for over-40s, cutting the wait from 12 weeks to eight.

Downing Street confirmed all over-18s in England will be offered a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this week.

An NHS spokesperson said: “On advice of the JCVI, the NHS is contacting people aged 40 and over to bring forward their second vaccination.

“No one needs to contact the NHS – you only have to rebook your second dose if you’re invited to do so.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail has reported that the Government will consult on plans to make it legally impossible for employers to insist that staff attend their workplace unless they can show it is essential.

The reports were condemned by Labour, which criticised the Government for “failing working people time and time again” during the pandemic.

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner said: “As we emerge from this crisis, we cannot have one-sided flexibility that allows employers to dictate terms to their workers when it comes to flexible working arrangements.

“Instead of leaks and briefings the government must publish their proposals for office-based workers post July 19, and the starting point must be a strengthening of workers’ rights on flexible working so that workers are not pressured or blackmailed back into unsafe workplaces.”FollowAdd Comment

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Mummy what is herd immunity?

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  1. resistance to the spread of an infectious disease within a population that is based on pre-existing immunity of a high proportion of individuals as a result of previous infection or vaccination.”the level of vaccination needed to achieve herd immunity varies by disease
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Truth about “Dr” Fauci

In the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, the American people wanted to better understand the China virus and how they could best protect themselves from infection. Dr. Anthony Fauci quickly became the “go-to expert.”

But as Americans and the world listened to Dr. Fauci’s medical advice, Townhall and other conservative publications began to question his motives, notice contradictions in his statements, and investigate whether or not he had connections the public was unaware of or if he knew more about the Wuhan virus than he was letting on.

Now, with the publication of Fauci’s bombshell emails thanks to a FOIA request, here at Townhall, we can say that we were right about Fauci all along. Reporting on his constant flip-flopping, spreading of misinformation, and grilling by elected officials on Capitol Hill was necessary and justified.

Townhall has been reporting the truth about Fauci for more than a year now and continues to do so:

May 12, 2020: Fauci Reacts to Rand Paul Saying He’s Not the ‘End All’

May 13, 2020: Tucker Carlson Explains Why Fauci Shouldn’t Be ‘Leading America’ on Coronavirus Response

June 17, 2020: Fauci Admits Why Americans Were Initially Misled About Wearing Masks

July 20, 2020: After Those Remarks, Dr. Fauci’s Good Judgment Balance Just Hit Zero

October 24, 2020: Fauci Signed Off on WHO Statement Approving China’s Response to the Wuhan Coronavirus

December 25, 2020: Dr. Fauci Admits to Misleading the Public on Health Information

December 28, 2020: Rubio Sounds Off on Anthony Fauci for ‘Lying’ About Masks, Changing Goalposts on Herd Immunity

January 28, 2021: Carlson Sounds Off on Fauci Over Changing Mask Recommendation Yet Again

April 14, 2021: ‘Follow the Fauci’: Video Montage of the COVID Czars Endless Stream of Flip-Flops Is a Sight to Behold

May 11, 2021: Rand Paul Grills Fauci Over Funding Dangerous Research at the Wuhan Lab

May 12, 2021: People Bring the Receipts After Fauci Attempts to Dodge Connections to Wuhan Lab

May 17, 2021: Fauci Finally Admits What We All Knew About the COVID Vaccine, Masks, and Infections

May 23, 2021: Fauci Finally Not Convinced That COVID-19 Was Naturally Developed

While Townhall reported on the inconsistent misinformation coming from “America’s Doctor,” the media treated Fauci as “America’s Savior.”

Based on the release of his emails and our previous reporting, we now know that Fauci misinformed the public about mask-wearing on multiple occasions; that he was informed about the possibility of the Wuhan coronavirus leaking from the Chinese communists’ Wuhan Institute of Virology and ignored it; that he is a supporter of dangerous gain-of-function research and that he bought into the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda.

Now, the Left, the Democrat Media Complex, and the fact-checkers are challenging anyone who dares to report the truth found in Fauci’s emails. Despite the facts staring the American people right in the face, the fact-checkers and their Big Tech enablers are covering for Fauci.

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Why has Iran refrained from directly attacking Israel all these years?

Originally Answered: Why doesn’t Iran attack Israel after all this?

Because, as one of my coaches once said, “An empty barrel makes the most noise”.

The only way the Iranian Ayatollahs would even consider attacking Israel would be if they were sure they could deliver a knockout blow without triggering the Samson Option – a retaliatory strike by Israel, possibly even posthumously by submarines with nuclear armed missiles carrying nuclear warheads. That means they need multiple nukes of their own, and be reasonably sure that Israel’s triple-tiered anti-missile system won’t stop enough of them to make Israel uninhabitable.

With Israel in such a state, world opinion won’t matter to the dead Israelis.

In other words, even with nukes of their own, the Iranian Ayatollahs aren’t suicidal. An attack on Israel by Iran won’t happen until the Ayatollahs are reasonably sure they can avoid the “MAD equation” (mutually assured destruction).

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Did the Nazis plan to exterminate Baltic people ? Yes!


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·August 6, 2017

MA in Modern History, University of Oxford (Graduated 1985)

Did the Nazis plan to exterminate Baltic people (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)?

Yes. Generalplan Ost called for the extermination or deportation to Siberia of 50% of Estonians and Latvians, and 85% of Lithuanians. This was to be carried out over a 20–25 year timescale, with the land made vacant being resettled by Germans.

The lower percentage of the two northern Baltic States scheduled for removal was because it was believed the people contained a comparatively higher proportion of pure Aryan blood than Lithuanians did, and these people could thus be ‘Germanised’ — taught to speak German compulsorily and losing their Estonian or Latvian identities over the course of a generation.

Generalplan Ost (‘General Plan East’) was drawn up by the SS under the personal direction of Himmler. Work on the plan begin in 1940, and the final version was approved in October 1942.

A complete copy of the plan has not survived (Himmler ordered it to be destroyed once it was obvious Germany was losing the war), but enough extracts, summaries and policy reviews remained in the archives for it to be reconstructed in some detail. Here’s a link to the most complete surviving copy of the plan (in German):

Generalplan Ost, Juni 1942

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Airbus Delivered 50 Aircraft In May While Taking 7 New Orders

Airbus Delivered 50 Aircraft In May While Taking 7 New Orders

Airbus today released its order and delivery figures for the month of May. The number of deliveries was up from April for a total of 50, with the majority represented by A320 and A321neos. Meanwhile, the planemaker giant only received seven new orders. The majority of those, perhaps somewhat unexpectedly, were instead represented by the A350.

JetBlue Airbus A220
JetBlue took delivery of its third A220 in May. Photo: Airbus

Total of 220 deliveries for 2021

From May 1st to 31st, Airbus delivered 50 planes 32 to customers worldwide, a slight increase from 45 in April. This takes the planemaker’s total deliveries for the year to 220, quite the auspicious number given the success of Airbus’ A220. Four of the manufacturer’s much-lauded smaller jet found new homes in the month that passed, taking the total delivered in 2021 this far to 13.

Of the A220-300s, one went to American Airlines and one to SWISS on May 20th. JetBlue took its third A220 on May 21, having received its second less than a month prior on April 27th. Its first out of an order for 60 of the planes arrived at New York’s JFK on New Year’s Eve but did not operate its first passenger revenue service until late April. Rounding out May’s A220 deliveries was Air Canada, with the plane making the short one-hour journey from Airbus’ Mirabel factory in Montreal to Toronto.Why Airbus Delivered An A220 From France To Egypt Via The UK

A320neos

The majority of Airbus’ deliveries in May were A320neos. CMB Financial Leasing took two on behalf of Saudi low-cost carrier Flynas, delivered on May the 5th and 10th, respectively, while the airline took a wholly-owned jet on the last day of the month. China Eastern Airlines took five – two on May 7th, then one on May 11th, 17th, and 24th. Sky Express received one on May 10th, followed by one for Avolon on behalf of Spirit Airlines a couple of days later.

China Eastern A320neo
China Eastern took a full five A32neos in May. Photo: N509FZ via Wikimedia Commons

From May 17th to 19th, IndiGo, Juneyao, Shenzen, and Frontier Airlines all took one A320neo each, followed by one for Qingdao Airlines on the 20th. A day later, one went to Colorful Guizhou Airlines via Aviation Capital Group. The same lessor owns the one delivered to Viva Air Colombia on the 25th. One went to Vistara on May 26th, followed by one each to Air China and Chile’s Sky Airline before the end of the month.

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A321s

Airbus delivered three A321ceo jets. They all went to Delta Air Lines on May 4th, 6th, and 27th. However, 18 A321neos also made their way to their owners. Lufthansa took the first two of the month on May 3rd and 5th. Wizz Air Hungary took its first of the month on May 10th and its second on May 19th, while its UK subsidiary received one on May 20th. BOC Aviation took two for Scoot on the 14th and 20th, respectively.

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Lufthansa took two A321neos in May. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

On May 14th, leasing giant GECAS took one for private Pakistani carrier Airblue. VietJet Air took one on the same day, while another A321neo was delivered to Cebu Pacific one day later. American Airlines took one on May 20th. From May 25th onwards, Airbus delivered one A321neo each to JetBlue, Air Busan via AerCap, Aeroflot via SMBC, Turkish Airlines, China Southern, and Air Macau, also via AerCap. Rounding out the narrowbody month was Asiana Airlines.

Five widebody deliveries

Widebody deliveries, naturally sparse on any given month but particularly so given recovery projections and subsequent deferrals, were few and far between. Delta Air Lines took one A330-900 on May 27th. Turkish Airlines took one A350-900 on May 5th and Aeroflot two of the same model on May 27th. One A380 went, unsurprisingly as it is the only remaining customer, to Emirates on May 12th.

The countdown to the final A380 delivery continues. Photo: Getty Images.

However, the largest order for the month of May was for dual-aisle jets. Lufthansa placed an order with Airbus for five A350-900s. Meanwhile, Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Volaris signed up for two A320neos. While total delivery numbers were up for the month, May’s orders were a mere fraction of April’s 48, significantly bolstered by Delta’s 25 A321neo jets.

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‘nightmare’ rush to get home

Amid ‘nightmare’ rush to get home before quarantine cut off

Following a UK government announcement that Portugal would soon be reclassified as amber huge numbers of Brits have headed to Faro airport to try and get home

The reclassification sparked a big rush to get home
The reclassification sparked a big rush to get home at Faro Airport in Portugal (Image: SOLARPIX.COM)

Huge crowds of Brits are squeezing into a Portuguese airport as the race to get home before Tuesday continues.

Faro Airport has turned into a mini-slice of British society over the past three days, following a UK government announcement that Portugal would soon be reclassified as amber.

The move means returning travellers will have to pay for expensive tests and quarantine for 10 days, if they get home after 4am on Tuesday.

The rush to get onto a plane before then has seen prices for flights rocket.

There are an estimated 112,000 Britons currently in Portugal and airlines have been laying on extra flights or larger aircraft to get people home.

Are you at Faro Airport or another airport in Portugal?

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That new metropolis buzz ~ Mopeds!

Anyone returning to a major city (after a period away) will surely notice one thing

Mopeds have found a renaissance and taken off !

Last year, when I started seeing blue rentable mopeds parked on the street outside my home in Oakland, California, I thought they looked like death machines. Shouldn’t you need a motorcycle license or some hands-on practice before blasting around on such a thing? Suiting up in a protective shell, like a lobster, also wouldn’t hurt. But when WIRED senior writer Kate Knibbs came across the same mopeds in her city, New York, she saw something completely different. She saw freedom. Instead of wasting hours on a subway platform, waiting for a train to arrive, she could be the master of her own destiny. She could zoom across town on a vehicle that was fast, capable, and infinitely cool, and not worry too much about parking. So when Knibbs told me she wanted to write a feature on Revel, the company behind the mopeds, we focused on reconciling our opposing reactions. Was the startup rolling out a treacherous new temptation or a fun, zippy antidote to commuting blues?

The answer is somewhere in the middle. Yes, they’re kind of scary—people have died and others have been critically injured in Revel-related accidents. In response, the company made changes to prioritize safety. But it’s also worth acknowledging that often the biggest threat is cars, and maybe that’s the problem in need of solving. In her smart, thoughtful writing, Knibbs gets at the real lesson of Revel’s wild ride. Along with shared scooters and bikes, mopeds give urban dwellers control over their lives. Mass transit can be frustrating and inadequate. Cars clog up traffic. Is there really no better way? Knibbs suggests there is—and that it might be worth rewiring our cities to embrace nimbler ways of getting around.

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Certain associated power elites, are actively fighting a second American Revolution dedicated to overturning our original one, with the objective of imposing a Fascist-style political order upon our country!!

Today’s Democratic Party, aligned with certain associated power elites, is actively fighting a second American Revolution dedicated to overturning our original one, with the objective of imposing a Fascist-style political order upon our country. Actively employing a totalitarian political model and methods similar to those utilized by the Nazis!! A cadre of elites in this country, including many in the business, media, academic, and celebrity worlds as well as many politicians across party lines, are working together in a highly orchestrated movement to achieve the goal of overthrowing our democratic form of government.

Overall, the key objectives of the current Democratic Party and the Biden administration, with the assistance of these elitist groups, is to undermine the foundations of our country as founded. They are actively working to replace our political system with one that imposes upon the American people a government empowered to be involved in our lives to a degree that will eventually include dictating our personal thoughts and daily activities. These groups work vigorously on an ongoing basis and in a coordinated fashion, attacking and devaluing our history, our democratic practices, and our traditions to place us behind a new American version of the Iron Curtain.

Objective political truth is becoming a rare commodity as the members of this increasingly powerful and disconnected elite, also known as the Establishment, attempt to increase their power by deception and distortion as well as by routinely circumventing the rule of law. Our political process has evolved to a point where the concerns and well-being of individual people no longer count or are literally a distraction. Gaining more power, privileges, and riches has become the Establishment’s overriding objective.

The Founding Fathers at the Constitutional Convention formulated a system of government based on the principles of checks and balances. They were wary of the potential for a growth of the concentration and permanence of power in the hands of an elite. They fully understood the destructive nature of a tyranny and how it could develop or be avoided.

Revolutions occur at many different types of inflection points in the histories of various countries. Intolerable oppression experienced by a nation’s people, failed leadership, the extreme lack of economic opportunity available for the masses, and extremely unpopular wars are important causes from the past. It can be emphatically stated that none of these conditions existed in the United States as we began 2020.

The truth was that at that time, the outlook for America’s political and economic prospects were running extraordinarily high, driven primarily by the success of President Trump’s America First policies. It was an election year; Trump was ascendant; China was on the ropes, losing both the tariffs and trade wars — and then America and the world suddenly caught a virus.

A highly ruthless and committed movement driven by deception and an organized plan was set in motion to win the November 3, 2020 election by any means necessary, including possibly releasing or at a minimum deliberately spreading the COVID-19 virus around the world, starting either in late 2019 or early 2020. After its introduction, a comprehensive campaign was waged to weaponize and promote the public’s fear of COVID-19. As the pandemic raged, the parties opposing President Trump ratcheted up the stakes by demonstrating their willingness to sacrifice people’s lives and inflicting all kinds of collateral damage on fundamental American institutions and our economy for the primary purpose of political gain.

An American government seemingly in partnership with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was born, inflicting without any compunction the destruction of the lives, health, welfare, and livelihoods of a great number of fellow Americans. The Democrats and their allies waged an operation turning the COVID health crisis on its head by deliberately acting to make conditions worse in order to gain political advantage. The direct result was to cause numerous unnecessary deaths and much suffering.

Several moves were made to place our citizens in harm’s way of the COVID virus and its side-effects with little regard for the loss of innocent people’s lives in nursing homes. On the streets of our major cities, crime soared while police forces were defunded. We all witnessed on a daily basis Antifa and BLM deployed and acting with impunity to actively intimidate any potential opposition with the use of violence. Open borders policies in addition to support for sanctuary cities caused additional lawlessness.

Cancel culture tactics were used to destroy any person who spoke out or acted in any fashion to criticize the left’s response to the crisis. On the health front, a major fight to discredit and deny the use of potential therapeutics to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in our doctors’ offices and hospitals caused unnecessary deaths, suffering, and longer-term side-effects of the virus.

As 2020 unfolded, this movement worked to legitimize the need for mail-in voting by advocating measures to lock down America and continue to keep our country virtually closed as we reached November. Their overall aim was to stuff the ballot boxes with enough mail-in ballots for the purpose of changing the electoral count on and around Election Day to ensure a Biden win.

As the illegitimate winner of the 2020 election, Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20. In January, a totalitarian-style regime with many of its political appointees with past or ongoing connections to the Nazism and Adolf Hitlers camps, complete with a figurehead — Joe Biden — was installed in office. He is also compromised with his history of family associations with the CCP. The new regime moved quickly ahead at an accelerated pace, utilizing multiple executive orders and sending a series of radical proposals for approval by a Democrat-controlled Congress. Their objectives are to subvert the American way of life, impose upon America a Marxist agenda, and move our country rapidly from COVID to communism.

Quite alarming is the emerging unholy alliance of various monopolies in Big Government, Big Business, and the media, wielding increased power and seeking to impose all-embracing cradle-to-grave control over American citizens. They seemingly lack any degree of interest in our welfare; our quality of life; or as they continue to demonstrate with their ongoing response to COVID-19, whether we live, suffer, or die.

The demand for increased obedience to the new emerging Fascist-style political order is on the horizon as this movement presses ahead focused on implementing their extreme left-wing agenda while these elites grow increasingly unaccountable for their evil actions. We are witnessing a rapid metamorphosis away from what was traditionally a civil society based on our Constitution and the rule of law and primacy of the individual in American life to something quite different. The government is indeed metastasizing right before our eyes.

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Ladies,Gentlemen start praying, this is our future ……and it’s between a rock and a hard place

to further refine the escalation hierarchy of vaccine compliance that’s being pursued by the Biden regime. There are five distinct phases to this escalation:

Phase 1 – Voluntary (pushed by media propaganda, paying off social media influencers, doctors, etc.). This phase ensnares those who are gullible enough to think getting injected with spike protein biological weapons will somehow “save” them or set them free.

Phase 2 – Incentives (lottery tickets, free beer, free donuts, etc.). This phase ensnares those who are stupid enough to trade their lives for beer and donuts. There are a lot of these people, and even the globalists realize that such low IQ people have nothing to contribute to human civilization.

Phase 3 – Private sector punishments – in this stage they use corporations to deny people access to services (such as air travel, cruise ships, restaurants, sporting events, concerts, etc.). This phase hopes to make being unvaccinated extremely inconvenient. WE ARE HERE NOW.

Phase 4 – Criminal fines or jail time (government sector) – This phase will kick in after the fake news media blames the unvaxxed for continued spike protein outbreaks that are killing people. Laws will be passed in some jurisdictions that require constant vaccines and booster shots. Any who refuse to comply will be fined or jailed. You can expect this push to originate in blue states.

Phase 5) – Kinetic (military sector) – open biological and kinetic warfare on the American people, carried out by the “woke” military against the citizens. This phase will take place after the vaccine deep state works with the Biden / Obama regime to stage a massive false flag shooting tragedy that can be blamed on anti-vaxxers and gun owners. Once this event is carried out, Biden and the Democrats will call for turning the U.S. military against the citizens to carry out nationwide gun confiscation and force covid-19 vaccines at gunpoint.

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The Social Decay That Is Eating Away At America Like A Cancer Is Visible All Around Us


The Social Decay That Is Eating Away At America Like A Cancer Is Visible All Around Us
Posted: 30 May 2021 08:22 PM PDT

You probably don’t need me to tell you that society is coming apart at the seams all around us.  If you live in a major city, you can just walk outside and watch it happen right in front of you.  Prior to 2020, social decay was steadily eating away at our society, but once the pandemic hit many of our societal problems greatly accelerated.  Even while the Federal Reserve was making sure that wealthy Wall Street investors were being taken care of well, poverty and homelessness were absolutely exploding in major cities all over the nation. 



Meanwhile, an increasing number of Americans have been turning to drugs to cope with their problems, and this has particularly been true in our urban areas.At one time, Washington Square Park in Lower Manhattan was quite lovely, but now it is being described as “lawless” and “drug-infested” because of the hordes of drug addicts that constantly hang out there…A lawless, drug-infested Washington Square Park is horrifying even famously free-spirited Greenwich Village residents.“We may be liberal but this has gone too far,” lamented Steven Hill, who has called the neighborhood home since 1980. “There have always been drugs in the park, mostly pot, but what’s emerged this spring is like nothing we’ve ever seen before.”Just like so many other public spaces in major cities across the country, Washington Square Park is no longer a safe place for families.

These days, local residents are kept awake “until the wee hours” by the drug-fueled parties that take place night after night around the central fountain…Washington Square Park’s northwest corner was overtaken in recent months by a crack-and-heroin-filled “drug den,” while boisterous, booze-soaked raves around the central fountain have kept neighbors up until the wee hours and left the historic green space trashed each morning.Of course this sort of activity can be found all over New York City these days.In fact, at this point even Times Square has been virtually taken over by drug addicts and homeless people…Andy Hort, who runs a printing company in Times Square, said he now avoid the area whenever he can.‘There’s a lot more crime and a lot more drug addicts and vagrants everywhere,’ he told DailyMail.com. ‘In the last three months, I’ve seen three or four people shooting up right in front of me.’What would you do if you started to see people regularly do heroin right in front of you?Would you move?That is what hundreds of thousands of New York residents have done, but even though so many people have moved out, crime rates in the Big Apple just continue to rise.The days when NYC was one of our safest major cities seem so far away now. 

According to the latest NYPD data, crime in the city is up 30 percent so far in 2021…In 2021, almost every type of violent crime is on the rise in New York City. According to recent figures from Compstat, the NYPD’s data gathering unit, crime is up 30 percent city wide.At this stage, I don’t know why anyone would still want to live in New York.If you can believe it, even New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is publicly admitting that the city has a “major crime problem”…‘New Yorkers don’t feel safe and they don’t feel safe because the crime rate is up. It’s not that they are being neurotic or overly sensitive – they are right,’ Governor Andrew Cuomo declared on Wednesday.‘We have a major crime problem in New York City.

Everything we just talked about, with the economy coming back, you know what the first step is? People have to feel safe.’I write a lot about New York, but city after city all over the country is dealing with the exact same thing.Crime rates are way up from coast to coast, and there is a new mass shooting in the news almost every single day now.  The latest one comes to us from Miami…Miami-Dade police are investigating a deadly mass shooting that left two people dead and 20 others injured in what detectives described as a “targeted act of violence.”“This is a despicable act of gun violence,” said Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez. “A cowardly act.”According to police, the shooting took place after a birthday party for a local rapper known as ABMG Spitta, birth name Courtney Paul Wilson.The killers were specifically waiting for people to leave that birthday party.It is being reported that “several gunmen sat in a white Nissan Pathfinder SUV in the parking lot for up to 40 minutes”, and when people started to pour out of the banquet hall they jumped into action…Cellphone video shows the chaotic moments after the bullets stopped flying outside El Mula Banquet Hall. Up to 25 people were hit, and two were killed on the scene.People who live nearby heard the barrage of gunfire about 12:30 a.m. near NW 67 Avenue on Miami Gardens Drive.“It was like, ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,’ and just kept going and then it stopped for a little bit, then it went a little bit more then it stopped,” explained neighbor Gianna DonosoThis is what our nation has become.

Our streets are soaked with the blood of the innocent, and millions of our young people are completely and totally out of control.These days, it seems like kids are becoming violent at younger and younger ages.  Earlier today, I was shocked as I read a news story about a 14-year-old that had stabbed a 13-year-old cheerleader 114 times…Chilling new details have emerged about the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old cheerleader who was found dead in a wooded area in Northeast Florida on Mother’s Day.On Thursday, State Attorney for the 7th Circuit R.J. Larizza announced during a news conference that Tristyn Bailey was stabbed 114 times while fighting off her killer. He said at least 49 of the stab wounds were to her hands, arms and head and that they were “defensive in nature,” according to local media reports.Nobody can deny that our society is deeply sick, and just about every sort of evil that you can possibly imagine is exploding all around us.If we stay on the path that we are currently on, there is no way that our story is going to end well.As a society, we need to turn around and reverse course immediately.

But that isn’t going to happen, is it?We are like the drug addicts in Washington Square Park that just keep coming back for yet another hit.We know that we are literally destroying ourselves, but we are so far gone that most of us don’t even care anymore. Snyder
NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 26: New York Police Department officers keep watch in part of the Times Square subway station November 26, 2008 in New York City. Federal officials have alerted law enforcement personnel of a possible terror plot against the New York subway system during the holiday season. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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June 21 end of lockdown thrown into doubt as Tories warn we must be ‘cautious’

Ministers are understood to be drawing up plans for a partial end to the lockdown – as one advisor warned the full plans are ‘highly likely’ to be delayed and Nadhim Zahawi warned we need more information.

Customers having a pint in London during the last unlocking on May 17 (file photo)
Customers having a pint in London during the last unlocking on May 17 (file photo) (Image: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock)

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Final lockdown lifting on June 21 has again been thrown into doubt as scientific experts warned it was “too early to be charging ahead” with the plans.

Fears over the spread of the Indian variant and hospitals coming under pressure risk delaying the official roadmap.

Ministers are understood to be drawing up plans for a partial end to the lockdown, despite the government previously hoping to end all legal restrictions from June 21 at the earliest.

The roadmap would potentially allow parties of hundreds of people and the reopening of nightclubs in just a few weeks’ time.

But a government adviser involved in assessing the data told the Sunday Times: “If I was to call it now, I’d say step four is highly likely to be delayed.”

And vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi warned the Government would have to be “cautious” in deciding whether it can press ahead with its relaxation of restrictions in England as planned.

“We have to be cautious. We have to look at the data and share it with the country,” he told the BBC.

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Bat forces flight to return to base after a large fuel drop owing to a 15 hour long range flight being ruined

Bat In Business Class Forces Air India Newark Flight To Return To Delhi

In a bizarre situation this week, an Air India flight from Delhi to Newark was forced to return due to a bat in the cabin. Passengers and crew noticed the animal around 20 minutes after takeoff and promptly…Read More >>

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Love & Respect

Respect for Eachother in Love.

Respect is a base in Love. Me & You Loving eachother & become Beloved today, is just because we firstly Respect eachother alot & whole Heartedly. Respect is important Ingredient of Love. Without Respect Love is just a Vaccual. Love has no Identity without Respect. Our love blossoms just because we Respect eachother alot.

If there is Respect in Love, Love itselves Pops up with Proud in the Public. Respect for eachother is the True Taste of Love. Respect in Love makes the Bonding of the Beloveds more Stronger. Respect for eachother gives the two individuals a single identity. And a strong Bond untill the End Breathe of their Lives. Respect is a biggest reason to hold on tight grip upon eachother’s Love & never give upon eachother at Any Cost. Respect in Love gives eachother a reason to stay together always. Respect in Love gives harsh situations a mode of Ease. Respect in Love makes beloved reach towards a Desired Destination. Respect in Love increases the Level of Devotionality for eachother.

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Teacher creates ingenious exam question to find cheaters and catches 14 students

A teacher who became fed up with students using their mobile phones to find answers and cheat on university exams came up with a devious way to catch them out – and failed the pupils who fell for it.

Students who assumed their teacher ‘on the older side’ wouldn’t be familiar with the latest cheating methods were caught red handed when he devised a brilliant method to catch them out.

A pupil in the engineering class explained that when they all sat down to take their final exam, about half the class left the room to use the bathroom during the test – far more than the usual.

The student said they assumed the vast majority were looking up answers on their phone, which ‘irritated’ them but they stayed focused and made their way through the paper.

After leaving the exam hall, the pupil remembered there was one particular question that wasn’t related to what they had all been taught in class, which had two parts.


Part A was ‘fairly easy’ but they had no idea how to do part B, so they simply left it blank as it only accounted for 5 marks out of 100.

When all the exams had been marked, their teacher sent all the university students an email to explain his diabolical plan to catch out those who had given themselves some outside help.

Many of the pupils used the internet to find answers to exam and homework questions.

Their teacher decided to use it against them after becoming fed up with students using the bathroom as an excuse to look up answers on their phones.

The student wrote on Reddit: “He purposely made part B impossible to solve, and about a month before the final he got a teaching assistant to ask the exact question [online], which was distinctly worded to be unique.

“He then created his own account and answered the question with a bulls*** solution that seems right at first glance but is actually fundamentally flawed and very unlikely that someone would make the same assumptions and mistakes independently.”

From the 99 exams handed in, 14 of them fell for the trick and gave the exact answer their own teacher had posted online.

All were given an overall score of zero and reported to the university for violating the academic honor pledge they had signed.

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Belize experiences its very own murder mystery?

WHO DUNNIT ??

Tory donor’s daughter-in-law arrested ‘with blood on hands’ after cop shot dead

Superintendent Henry Jemmott was reportedly found floating in the sea in Belize, Central America, with a fatal wound behind his right ear and his gun nearbymirror

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Henry Jemmott was well-known in Belize
Henry Jemmott was well known in Belize (Image: Facebook)

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A Tory peer’s daughter-in-law is being questioned by police after a senior police officer was shot dead with his own gun in the Caribbean, according to reports.

Superintendent Henry Jemmott was reportedly found floating in the sea in Belize, Central America, with a fatal wound behind his right ear and his gun nearby after locals heard the noise of a gunshot.

Authorities have not said whether they believe he was murdered, killed accidentally, or died by suicide.

“We have to look at every possibility,” Police chief Chester Williams said at a news conference, according to Belize’s Channel 5 news.https://get-latest.convrse.media/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld-news%2Ftory-peers-daughter-law-questioned-24209882%3Futm_source%3Dmirror_newsletter%26utm_campaign%3D12at12_newsletter2%26utm_medium%3Demail&cre=top&cip=7&view=web

American Jasmine Hartin Ashcroft was last night being questioned after officers found her ’emotional’ on the pier with blood stained clothes, the Daily Mail reports.

Mrs Ashcroft is married to leading Tory donor Lord Ashcroft’s son Andrew, 43, and the couple live in Belize and have launched a luxury hotel together.

Alone with the officer before…….BANG………….Jasmine Hartin Ashcroft was last night being questioned, reports said
Lord Ashcroft, pictured here on the left
She is the daughter-in-law of Lord Ashcroft, pictured here on the left (Image: © UPPA/Photoshot)

Chief Williams said: “We have to keep an open mind in the investigation. But there is no suggestion to say there is any third actor.

“Inspection of the body should tell us a lot in terms of proximity and trajectory which will assist in determining the distance from which the shot was fired as well as whether or not Mr Jemmott could have caused his own injury or it was caused by someone in his close proximity.”by TaboolaSponsored LinksOne person is guaranteed to win this Omaze Cotswolds house worth over £2,500,000OmazeTry Now

Henry Jemmott
Tributes have been paid to police chief Henry Jemmott (Image: Facebook)

It is reported that before the incident, the officer had asked for ‘personal leave’ from the police.

Commissioner Williams said: “From what we have gathered so far Mr Jemmott and a female, one Jasmine, were socialising on a pier somewhere in San Pedro.”

He said a single gunshot was heard and police found the female on the pier with what appeared to be blood on her arms and clothes.

Police scene
Police are investigating the death (Image: 7 News Belize)
Andrew Ashcroft, the husband of Jasmine
Andrew Ashcroft, the husband of Jasmine (Image: Facebook)

Kept his get out of jail free cards

He added that a firearm was found, belonging to Mr Jemmott.138350896834

Commissioner Williams then explained that police recovered Mr Jemmott’s lifeless body with an apparent gunshot wound behind his right ear. (professional “hit”)

The police commissioner said Mrs Ashcroft was taken into custody and is being questioned over the shooting.

Tributes have been paid to Superintendent Jemmott, saying his service will not be forgotten.

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Can Norse Atlantic Airways succeed where Norwegian failed?

Can Norse Atlantic Airways succeed where Norwegian failed?

Norwegian finally ceased its long-haul operations in January 2021 in a move that was anticipated after reporting losses long before the Covid-19 pandemic. Now a new Norway-based airline, Norse Atlantic Airways, plans to follow in Norwegian’s footsteps and serve Europe to US routes.

Norwegian’s long-haul struggles originated long before the pandemic. Using a model which rarely works elsewhere in the world, Norse Atlantic Airways is now following in the footsteps of Norwegian with a carbon copy of its failed business model. 

Low-cost operations depend on destinations close to each other (four hours flight time maximum), allowing operators to use smaller aircraft and airports. This helps an airline to keep costs and fares low, which is why the model works so well for European low-cost carriers easyJet and Ryanair.

Full-service carriers are now incorporating low-cost options in their offerings, which will tap into travellers’ Covid-19-impacted budgets. Components such as hand-luggage-only fares and limited seat selection options help to reduce fares, allowing full-service carriers to compete with low-cost carriers. These lower fares will attract low-cost customers who may not have considered a full-service carrier and could be enticed by the improved level of service and loyalty programmes available.

The business model needs to change to succeed

For new player Norse Atlantic Airways, there are signs that this new venture may not work. The airline plans to fly the same aircraft and operate from the same airports as Norwegian, and will probably hire the same, recently laid-off staff. Norwegian CEO and founder Bjørn Tore Larsen is also a 15% shareholder in the new venture. He has confidence in this opportunity and believes there will be a need for an innovative low-cost long-haul carrier in the continental market.

However, following the same path could lead to failure. Norse Atlantic Airways must look at Norwegian’s failings and adapt to be successful. 

One element that could be changed is the lack of business and first-class cabins. Premium classes often make full-service flights profitable. The introduction of a new business class could help Norse make profit.

JetBlue, for instance, has recently announced that it expanding its existing low-cost model to long-haul flights. To stand out from its competitors, it introduced a new MINT-class cabin, giving a refreshing take on premium travel experiences and attracting higher-spending customers. Business-class passengers may historically shy away from low-cost airlines for premium or business trips, but recent budget cuts in all sectors due to the pandemic could create an opportunity for low-cost business offerings to prosper.

Meeting the needs of the market

Consumer confidence is at an all-time low due to the pandemic’s impact on travel. Flexibility is key to gaining trust from travellers and increasing cash flow. Booking with a new operator that is following in the footsteps of a failed airline may not create a great deal of confidence for travellers. 

Travellers are likely to be brand loyal and book with well-known, flexible operators with contingency plans and protection if flights are cancelled or the airline falls into administration.

Long-haul travel is also low on travellers’ priority list for the near future, while domestic travel is expected to boom in the short to medium term. 

These factors cast doubt over the future success of Norse Atlantic Airways, a new venture that will need to be flexible and adaptable to take off in the current, uncertain travel climate.

For more market data and analysis visit GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre.

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Average age for someone testing positive for Covid is now just 29 years old !

The average age for someone testing positive for Covid is now the youngest yet recorded at just 29 years old. 

Britain’s campaign to vaccine the country, starting with the elderly and most vulnerable, has seemingly played a significant part in lowering the figure.

The median age stood at 29 for the week ending May 19 – down from 35 at the start of April and 41 at the beginning of the year. 

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Tokyo Olympics looking even more likely to have NO fans at all after Japan extends state of emergencies

Covid ravaging country

  • Japan has extended its Covid state of emergency in Tokyo and nine other areas
  • The areas have been under a month-long state of emergency as Covid cases rise 
  • Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, 72, officially announced the extension on Friday
  • It is set to be extended until June 20, just a month before Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • It comes after Japanese people have called for the Olympic games to be halted 
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Indian variant responsible for 6,959 infections

Hancock quizzed
Under pressureThe Health Secretary refused to confirm or deny the accusation that he lied to the Prime Minister about testing care home patients before discharging them into hospitals.Matt Hancock, under sustained questioning by journalists at a Downing Street press conference, dodged giving specific answers to the charge levelled by Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser until the end of last year.The Cabinet Minister said: “We committed to building testing capacity to allow that to happen. Of course it takes time to build testing capacity.”Focusing on the present, Hancock said three-quarters of new Covid cases were of an Indian variant responsible for 6,959 infections.UK cases, hospital admissions and deaths – eight fatalities recorded on average per day over the past week – were all rising, albeit from a low base.The increase in cases was expected when lockdowns were eased, said Hancock.Earlier today Boris Johnson and, in the House of Commons, Hancock sidestepped precise answers to direct questions about the allegations levelled by Cummings yesterday who asserted that tens of thousands died needlessly because of Government mistakes.Across the UK, 36,000 of the 128,000 official death toll were care home residents. Some infected, untested hospital patients were put into the care sector.The Prime Minister said: “At every stage we’ve been governed by a determination to protect life, to save life, and to ensure that our NHS is not overwhelmed.“And we’ve followed to the best we can the data and the guidance we’ve had.”
Labour leader Keir Starmer said Cummings’ allegations from the heart of Government strengthened the argument for an earlier public inquiry.“I don’t think the prime minister has made good decisions in this pandemic,” said Starmer on a visit to Bristol.“I was very concerned about the repeated mistakes from the first wave into the second wave, and in particular the slowness to lock down in the autumn, and I think the Prime Minister got that completely wrong.”Johnson said both “we may need to wait” to lift England’s Covid restrictions due to end on 21 June and nothing “currently in the data” suggested the Government would have to delay unlocking.The PM said: “I think the question people want to answer is to what extent is our vaccine shield now going to be enough to allow us to go ahead with 21 June with the unlocking.”Now, as I’ve said many times, I don’t see anything currently in the data to suggest we have to deviate from the roadmap but we may need to wait.”
 In other developments todayThe 10 UK deaths reported in the latest 24-hour period took the seven-day total to 57, a 14% increase on the previous week with another 3,542 infections taking that count up to 19,142 which is a 20.5% increase over the same period.China accused the US of “blame shifting” after President Joe Biden ordered intelligence agencies to investigate how the virus emerged.GPs in England revealed they’re struggling to treat a “tsunami of patients” as the country emerges from lockdown.Officials in Russia said they’ve started vaccinating animals against Covid.Passport to nowhereCabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, heading the Government’s review into Covid certificates, sounded downbeat about the possibility of virus passports within Britain.Israel is ditching its own system as vaccination levels increase, he told MPs on the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.Costs and benefits were “finely balanced” and Gove said there is a “hassle factor” over their use.If adopted, he said, the plan had always been for a time-limited period only.He said “significant outstanding factors” needed to be worked through and any plan wouldn’t be unveiled until 7 June at the earliest and potentially after 21 June’s scheduled lifting of England’s restrictions.Jabbed WalesWales is leading the UK with the Mark Drakeford’s Government in Cardiff on course to offer all adults a first Covid jab more than a month ahead of schedule.The milestone is expected to be reached “over the next couple of weeks”.The target across UK nations is by the end of July but in Wales all over-18s could be jabbed in June.The Welsh Government said in a statement: “More than half of all 18-29 year olds in aWales have already received their first vaccination and we expect to have offered the vaccine to every adult in Wales over the next couple of weeks.”
 Thank you for reading The Mirror’s Coronavirus Briefing.
Hancock quizzed
Under pressureThe Health Secretary refused to confirm or deny the accusation that he lied to the Prime Minister about testing care home patients before discharging them into hospitals.Matt Hancock, under sustained questioning by journalists at a Downing Street press conference, dodged giving specific answers to the charge levelled by Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser until the end of last year.The Cabinet Minister said: “We committed to building testing capacity to allow that to happen. Of course it takes time to build testing capacity.”Focusing on the present, Hancock said three-quarters of new Covid cases were of an Indian variant responsible for 6,959 infections.UK cases, hospital admissions and deaths – eight fatalities recorded on average per day over the past week – were all rising, albeit from a low base.The increase in cases was expected when lockdowns were eased, said Hancock.Earlier today Boris Johnson and, in the House of Commons, Hancock sidestepped precise answers to direct questions about the allegations levelled by Cummings yesterday who asserted that tens of thousands died needlessly because of Government mistakes.Across the UK, 36,000 of the 128,000 official death toll were care home residents. Some infected, untested hospital patients were put into the care sector.The Prime Minister said: “At every stage we’ve been governed by a determination to protect life, to save life, and to ensure that our NHS is not overwhelmed.“And we’ve followed to the best we can the data and the guidance we’ve had.”
Labour leader Keir Starmer said Cummings’ allegations from the heart of Government strengthened the argument for an earlier public inquiry.“I don’t think the prime minister has made good decisions in this pandemic,” said Starmer on a visit to Bristol.“I was very concerned about the repeated mistakes from the first wave into the second wave, and in particular the slowness to lock down in the autumn, and I think the Prime Minister got that completely wrong.”Johnson said both “we may need to wait” to lift England’s Covid restrictions due to end on 21 June and nothing “currently in the data” suggested the Government would have to delay unlocking.The PM said: “I think the question people want to answer is to what extent is our vaccine shield now going to be enough to allow us to go ahead with 21 June with the unlocking.”Now, as I’ve said many times, I don’t see anything currently in the data to suggest we have to deviate from the roadmap but we may need to wait.”
 In other developments todayThe 10 UK deaths reported in the latest 24-hour period took the seven-day total to 57, a 14% increase on the previous week with another 3,542 infections taking that count up to 19,142 which is a 20.5% increase over the same period.China accused the US of “blame shifting” after President Joe Biden ordered intelligence agencies to investigate how the virus emerged.GPs in England revealed they’re struggling to treat a “tsunami of patients” as the country emerges from lockdown.Officials in Russia said they’ve started vaccinating animals against Covid.Passport to nowhereCabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, heading the Government’s review into Covid certificates, sounded downbeat about the possibility of virus passports within Britain.Israel is ditching its own system as vaccination levels increase, he told MPs on the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.Costs and benefits were “finely balanced” and Gove said there is a “hassle factor” over their use.If adopted, he said, the plan had always been for a time-limited period only.He said “significant outstanding factors” needed to be worked through and any plan wouldn’t be unveiled until 7 June at the earliest and potentially after 21 June’s scheduled lifting of England’s restrictions.Jabbed WalesWales is leading the UK with the Mark Drakeford’s Government in Cardiff on course to offer all adults a first Covid jab more than a month ahead of schedule.The milestone is expected to be reached “over the next couple of weeks”.The target across UK nations is by the end of July but in Wales all over-18s could be jabbed in June.The Welsh Government said in a statement: “More than half of all 18-29 year olds in aWales have already received their first vaccination and we expect to have offered the vaccine to every adult in Wales over the next couple of weeks.”
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Drug dependence among the Nazis,Wehrmacht & the High Command

Before the First World War, the collaborative research efforts of the German university system and German corporations enabled the German corporate sector as a whole to obtain a virtual worldwide monopoly on drugs whose production required chemical expertise and industrial capacity. This research was fueled by revenues from the sale of morphine, an alkaloid found in opium, first identified by a German chemist in the early 19th century and patented by Merck soon afterward. German pharmaceutical companies’ work with morphine and its derivatives found particular success in using them as pain relievers and cough suppressants, with Bayer eventually recognizing the potency of heroin, which was legal in Germany at the time (and until the 1950s, before which it was banned only in Asia and the United States).

Adolf Hitler salutes troops of the Condor Legion who fought alongside Spanish Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War, during a rally upon their return to Germany, 1939.

The German populace’s experience during and after the First World War inspired the Weimar and Nazi governments to adopt an attitude of tolerance toward the use of drugs to relieve pain, increase performance, and avoid withdrawal. Most drugs were permitted either universally or for individuals with a medical prescription. Many of the drug addicts in 1920s and 1930s Germany were First World War veterans who required addictive drugs for pain relief and/or medical personnel who had access to such drugs. During the Weimar era, addiction was seen as a curable disease. Following the advent of Nazism, addiction continued to be viewed as curable for all.[clarification needed] Among members of such groups, symptoms of drug addiction were often attributed to other conditions, which themselves were often pseudoscientifically diagnosed; even when addiction was recognized as such, Nazi physicians often viewed it as incurable in light of what they believed to be an inherent predisposition or weakness.

no wonder they lost ~ with haircuts like that !

In an effort to make its front-line soldiers and fighter pilots fight longer, harder, and with less concern for individual safety, the German army ordered them to take military-issue pills made from methamphetamine and a primarily cocaine-based stimulant. After Pervitin, a methamphetamine drug newly developed by the Berlin-based Temmler pharmaceutical company, first entered the civilian market in 1938, it quickly became a top seller among the German population. The drug was brought to the attention of Otto Friedrich Ranke, a military doctor and director of the Institute for General and Defense Physiology at Berlin’s Academy of Military Medicine.[3] The effects of amphetamines are similar to those of the adrenaline produced by the body, triggering a heightened state of alertness. In most people, the substance increases self-confidence, concentration, and willingness to take risks while at the same time reducing sensitivity to pain, hunger, and the need for sleep. In September 1939, Ranke tested the drug on 90 university students and concluded that Pervitincould help the Wehrmacht win the war. Cocaine, whose effects substantially overlap with those of amphetamine but feature greater euphoria, was later added to the formulation to increase its potency through the multiplicative effects of drug interaction and to reinforce its use by individuals.

Luftwaffe had much early success,seen here over target

At the start of World War II, alcohol consumption was widespread among members of the Wehrmacht. At first, high-ranking officials encouraged its use as a means of relaxation and a crude method of mitigating the psychological effects of combat, in the latter case through what later scientific developments would describe as blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories. After the Fall of France, however, Wehrmacht commanders observed that their soldiers’ behavior was deteriorating, with “fights, accidents, mistreatment of subordinates, violence against superior officers and ‘crimes involving unnatural sexual acts'” becoming more frequent.[3] The Commander-in-Chief of the German military, General Walther von Brauchitsch, concluded that his troops were committing “most serious infractions” of morality and discipline, and that the culprit was alcohol abuse. In response, Hitler attempted to curb the reckless use of alcohol in the military, promising severe punishment for soldiers who exhibited public drunkenness or otherwise “allow[ed] themselves to be tempted to engage in criminal acts as a result of alcohol abuse.” Serious offenders could expect “a humiliating death.”[3] This revised policy accompanied an increase in Nazi Party disapproval of alcohol use in the civilian sector, reflecting an extension to alcohol of the longstanding Nazi condemnation of tobacco consumption as diminishing the strength and purity of the “Aryan race.

Drug use inside the Nazi Party[]

Adolf Hitler, the Third Reich’s head of state and government until his suicide shortly before the war’s end, is believed[citation needed] to have been addicted to drugs that were initially prescribed to treat his chronic medical conditions. After Doctor Theodor Morell prescribed cultures of live bacteria, Hitler’s digestive ailments eased, and Hitler made him his primary physician. Dr Morell’s popularity[clarification needed] skyrocketed, and he was sarcastically dubbed by Göring “The Reichsmaster of the Injections.” Dr. Morell went on to prescribe powder cocaine to soothe Hitler’s throat and clear his sinuses.[6][7]

According to Norman Ohler in his 2016 book Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany, when Hitler’s drug supplies ran out by the end of the war, he suffered severe withdrawal from serotoninand dopamineparanoiapsychosis, rotting teeth, extreme shaking, kidney failure and delusion.[8]

Hermann Göring, Hitler’s closest aide, had served in the Luftstreitkräfte during World War I and suffered a severe hip injury during combat. He became seriously addicted to the morphine that was prescribed to him in order to relieve the pain which resulted from this injury and the gunshot wound, variously described as a thigh or groin injury, that he sustained while taking part in the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch in Munich. In 1925, after consulting his wife, he entered a Swedish mental hospital for detoxification and treatment.[4][9]When Göring was captured near the end of the war, he was found to be addicted to dihydrocodeine and was subsequently weaned off it.

** methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich

In 1944, World War II was dragging on and the Nazi forces seemed to be faltering. Yet, in military briefings, Adolf Hitler‘s optimism did not wane. His generals wondered if he had a secret weapon up his sleeve, something that would change the war around in the last second.

Author Norman Ohler tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that Hitler did have a secret, but it wasn’t a weapon. Instead, it was a mix of cocaine and opioids that he had become increasingly dependent upon. “Hitler needed those highs to substitute [for] his natural charisma, which … he had lost in the course of the war,” Ohler says.

Ohler’s new book, Blitzed, which is based in part on the papers of Hitler’s private physician, describes the role of drugs within the Third Reich. He cites three different phases of the Fuhrer‘s drug use.

“The first one are the vitamins given in high doses intravenously. The second phase starts in the fall of 1941 with the first opiate, but especially with the first hormone injections,” Ohler says. “Then in ’43 the third phase starts, which is the heavy opiate phase.”

German dictator Adolf Hitler gives a speech in October 1944. Author Norman Ohler says that Hitler’s abuse of drugs increased “significantly” from the fall of 1941 until the winter of 1944

As the war turned difficult for Germany in 1941 against Russia in the fall, Hitler got sick for the first time. He couldn’t go to the military briefing, which was unheard of before, and Morell gave him something different that day. He gave him an opiate that day, and he also gave him a hormone injection.

Hitler, who had suffered from high fever, immediately felt well again and was able to go to the meeting and tell the generals how the war should continue, how the daily operations should continue. And he was really struck by this immediate recovery from this opiate, which was called Dolantin. From that moment on, he asked Morell to give him stronger stuff than just vitamins. We can see from the fall of 1941 to the winter of 1944 Hitler’s drug abuse increases significantly, (So the Nation’s “Leader” became a common drug ~ addict)

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Morell writes in his notes that he is lacking the drugs that he had been giving Hitler in late 1944. In 1945, these drugs are not available to him anymore, or they’re hard to come by. … The fact is the Merck Co. in Darmstadt had been destroyed by British air raids in December 1944, so Merck was not able to produce Eukodal anymore, and Morell doesn’t give any of the potent substances that he gave Hitler before. He doesn’t give any of those in 1945.

f you take oxycodone intravenously for some time and then suddenly you’re not able to get the drug anymore, you will certainly suffer from withdrawal symptoms. So I believe that Hitler’s deteriorating health in 1945 when he was in the bunker in Berlin — that wreck of a man that we can witness in certain photos and in that footage that came out of that time — is due to withdrawal symptoms.

 In 1940 methamphetamine was administered to German troops for the invasion of France

The surprising strategy of the attack against the West was … to move the whole army with the tank troops … through the Ardennes Mountains in a very rapid fashion. … The Western allies didn’t think the Ardennes mountains would be a threat, because any army would have to rest at night and then could easily be destroyed in that mountainous terrain, but the German strategy was to not stop and to reach the French border city of Sedan after three days and three restless nights.

Thirty-five million tablets of methamphetamine were being distributed just before the advance and were being taken by the tank troops in regular intervals. Two pills had to be taken once the advance [started], and then after 12 hours another pill, and then after 12 hours another pill. This was written down in the so-called stimulant decree.

It actually worked. The Germans reached Sedan after an amazingly short period of time … while the French and British [armies] were still in northern Belgium, where they had actually expected the German attack.

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book in question is The Total Rush – or, to use its superior English title, Blitzed – which reveals the astonishing and hitherto largely untold story of the Third Reich’s relationship with drugs, including cocaine, heroin, morphine and, above all, methamphetamines (aka crystal meth), and of their effect not only on Hitler’s final days – the Führer, by Ohler’s account, was an absolute junkie with ruined veins by the time he retreated to the last of his bunkers – but on the Wehrmacht’s successful invasion of France in 1940. 

with his first visit to the archives that changed completely. There he found the papers of Dr Theodor Morell, Hitler’s personal physician, previously only a minor character in most studies of the Führer. “I knew then that this was already better than fiction.” In the months that followed, supported by the late, great German historian of the Third Reich Hans Mommsen, Ohler travelled from archive to archive, carefully gathering his material – and how much of it there was! He didn’t use half of what he found. “Look at this,” he says, jumping up. When he returns, in his hand is a copy of a letter from Martin Bormann, Hitler’s private secretary, in which he suggests that the “medication” Morell is giving the Führer needs to be regulated for the sake of his increasingly wobbly health.Advertisement

The story Ohler tells begins in the days of the Weimar Republic, when Germany’s pharmaceutical industry was thriving – the country was a leading exporter both of opiates, such as morphine, and of cocaine – and drugs were available on every street corner. It was during this period that Hitler’s inner circle established an image of him as an unassailable figure who was willing to work tirelessly on behalf of his country, and who would permit no toxins – not even coffee – to enter his body.

“He is all genius and body,” reported one of his allies in 1930. “And he mortifies that body in a way that would shock people like us! He doesn’t drink, he practically only eats vegetables, and he doesn’t touch women.” No wonder that when the Nazis seized power in 1933, “seductive poisons” were immediately outlawed. In the years that followed, drug users would be deemed “criminally insane”; some would be killed by the state using a lethal injection; others would be sent to concentration camps.

In Blitzed, Ohler reproduces a letter sent in 1939 by Heinrich Böll, the future Nobel laureate, from the frontline to his parents back at home, in which he begs them for Pervitin, the only way he knew to fight the great enemy – sleep. In Berlin, it was the job of Dr Otto Ranke, the director of the Institute for General and Defence Physiology, to protect the Wehrmacht’s “animated machines” – ie its soldiers – from wear, and after conducting some tests he concluded that Pervitin was indeed excellent medicine for exhausted soldiers. 

 Drugs were regarded as an effective weapon by the high command, one that could be deployed against the greatest odds. In 1944-45, for instance, when it was increasingly clear that victory against the allies was all but impossible drug distribution (and drink)increased for morale purposes.

A tube of Pervitin

Pervitin: Nazi Germany’s drug of choice.

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All that taxpayers money doesn’t go on ‘good’ projects but miserable laser guided weaponry and so forth

Geçmisin bilinen klasik savaslarinin artik geride kalindigi bir döneme girildi. Bu nedenle yeni bir dünya savasi,tahminlerin ötesinde bir yikim getirme potansiyeline sahip. Resmî rakamlarin çok daha düsük gösterilmesine karsin,özellikle gelismis ülkelerin, silah sanayine çok büyük kaynaklar ayirdiklari biliniyor.Yalnizca belirli irklari, uluslari ve belirli DNA yapisina sahip insanlari etkilemeye dönük yeni silahlar üzerinde çalisildigi biliniyor.Silah sanayisi öylesine gelismis durumda ki, çok özel ve anlatilmasi güç silah sistemleri üzerinde çalismalar sürdürülüyor. Bunlardan birisi olan HAARP Projesi, son bilimsel buluslari silahlanma yarisinin hizmetine sokan bir nitelik tasiyor.Bu silah ile beyinler kontrol altina alinabilir, dünya çapinda bir füze kalkani olusturabilir.ABD’nin düsmani aninda kör edebilecek lazer silahlari gelistirdigi de biliniyor.ABD, körlüge yol açabilecek silahlari deneme asamasina geldi. Rusya ise uydu sistemleri kullanilarak düzenlenebilecek saldirilara karsi bir “anti uydu” silah gelistirdigini açikladi.Rusya’nin gelistirdigi yeni silahin, insanlari da etkileyebilecek nitelikte oldugu ve bütün iletisim araçlarini bir saniyede devre disi birakacak üstün bir silah oldugu ifade ediliyor. 


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A period has entered in which the classical wars of the past are now behind. Therefore, a new world war has the potential to bring destruction beyond expectations. Although official figures are shown much lower, it is known that especially developed countries allocate enormous resources to the arms industry. It is known that new weapons are being studied to affect only certain races, nations and people with certain DNA structures. The weapon industry is so developed that studies are being carried out on very special and difficult to explain weapon systems. One of these, the HAARP Project, has a quality that puts the latest scientific discoveries into the service of the arms race. With this weapon, brains can be taken under control, creating a worldwide missile shield. It is also known that the USA has developed laser weapons that can instantly blind the enemy. The USA has come to the stage of testing weapons that can cause blindness. Russia, on the other hand, announced that it has developed an “anti-satellite” weapon against attacks that can be organized using satellite systems. It is stated that the new weapon developed by Russia is capable of affecting people and is a superior weapon that will disable all communication tools in a second.

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easyJet had allegedly cancelled “a raft of flights” to Alicante and Murcia

easyJet issues statement after telling customers it’s cancelling ‘the majority’ of flights

The airline’s verified Twitter account warned of extensive cancellations earlier this morning

  • BY JOEL LEAVER
  • 14:55, 26 MAY 2021UPDATED09:31, 27 MAY 2021

EASYJET

CEO URGES GOVERNMENT TO ADD ‘MOST OF EUROPE’ TO TRAVEL GREEN LIST

easyJet has issued a statement after telling customers on social media that “the majority” of its flights are being cancelled due to ongoing problems caused by the coronavirus crisis..

The airline’s customer service team made the comments on the company’s verified Twitter account in response to several queries about planned flights.

One tweet by the verified easyJet account issued earlier this morning read: “The majority of our flights are being cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Flights will continue to be reviewed. We continue to review our schedule and will make amends where we can in order to reflect the changes in demand and restrictions.”

The comment was shared as a response to customers who were concerned to find some of the company’s flights had been cancelled in June.

This included an individual who was unsure why easyJet had allegedly cancelled “a raft of flights” to Alicante and Murcia.

One customer also asked why their upcoming holiday to Malia in Crete on June 28 was cancelled while another quizzed the airline on why the firm had ‘no flights in the whole of June to most Spanish destinations’.

In response, easyjet took to Twitter to warn customers of extensive cancellations.

However when North Wales Live approached easyJet to confirm whether “the majority” of its flights are actually being cancelled, a spokesperson said their earlier response was not correct and instead provided an alternative statement.

The statement read: “We want to fly as many customers on as many flights as possible this summer, however as all airlines have been doing throughout the pandemic, we continue to adjust our flying schedule based on the restrictions put in place by Governments to ensure our flying programme best matches demand.”

The spokesman added that easyJet is “communicating with any customers impacted by a cancelled flight” in order to ensure they are aware of the options open to them, which include a full refund.

“We are providing customers with more flexibility than ever before with our Protection Promise which enables customers to change their flights fee-free up to two hours before their flight if they are no longer able to travel,” the spokesman said.

“We have consistently urged the UK Government to increase the number of countries on the Green list and have kept our aircraft and crews in flight-ready mode so we have the ability to ramp up to 90% of our fleet by peak summer so we are ready and able to ramp up,” the statement concluded.

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May 27 this day in history

1939 Ship carrying 937 Jewish refugees, fleeing Nazi Germany, is turned away in Cuba
A boat carrying 937 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution is turned away from Havana, Cuba, on May 27, 1939. Only 28 immigrants are admitted into the country. After appeals to the United States and Canada for entry are denied, the rest are forced to sail back to Europe, where they’re distributed … read more
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Does the Injected COVID Vaccine Connect With other Devices?

Bluetooth Vaccine? Does the Injected COVID Non-Vaccine Connect With Devices?
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Is a bluetooth vaccine the next phase of weirdness associated with the rollout of the experimental COVID non-vaccines? Is bluetooth connectivity or compatability another effect of the vaccine? It’s been a string of bizarre events, and the high strangeness shows no signs of ending. First, we discovered the COVID vaxxed were affecting the unvaccinated just […] The post Bluetooth Vaccine? Does the Injected COVID Non-Vaccine Connect With Devices? appeared first on The Freedom Articles.
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Oklahoma City Federal building 1993 After a vast compelling FBI investigation many details of the attack still remain unexplained

Oklahoma City bombing: 28 years later, key questions remain unanswered

Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols faced three trials and a vast FBI investigation – but many details of their attack remain unexplained

Oklahoma City bombing
Rescue workers stand in front of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building, following an explosion on 19 April 1995, in downtown Oklahoma City. Photograph: David Longstreath/AP

Andrew Gumbel Mon 13 Apr

Twenty five years ago, on 19 April 1995, a disaffected veteran namedTimothy McVeigh drove a Ryder truck stuffed with explosives into downtown Oklahoma City and destroyed a federal office building, killing 168 people, including 19 children, and maiming hundreds of others. That much we know.

We also know that, within 90 minutes of the bombing, McVeigh was pulled over near the Kansas border and arrested, alone, at the wheel of a glaringly improbable getaway car, an ancient, spluttering rust bucket of a Mercury sedan with no licence plates, which made him a sitting duck for any passing highway patrolman.

How could such a callous, carefully planned attack have come to such an incongruously slapdash end? After a vast investigation headed by the FBI, three trials mounted against McVeigh and his co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, and an avalanche of court documents, there is still no definitive answer to that question.

Perhaps the most striking thing about the Oklahoma City bombing – by far the most destructive act perpetrated by a home-grown assailant against fellow Americans – is not how much we’ve learned over the past 20 years but rather how much we still do not know.

Despite the government’s insistence that the case has been solved, we don’t know the exact origin of the plot or how many people carried it out. The federal indictment against McVeigh and Nichols – the latter fronted the money and did most of the bomb’s construction for McVeigh – made specific mention of “others unknown”, and when their trials were almost over, the presiding judge publicly urged the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to keep investigating. The plea fell largely on deaf ears.

We don’t know how McVeigh and Nichols learned to build a fertiliser bomb of such size and power. (Neither received more than rudimentary explosives training when they served together in the Army, and their early experiments with smaller devices were haphazard at best.) We don’t know the identities of the other people seen with McVeigh on the morning of the bombing – only that more than 20 eyewitnesses were unanimous in telling the FBI he was not alone.

There is no ready explanation for a different Ryder truck seen by witnesses at McVeigh’s motel in Kansas and at the state park where the bomb was assembled in the week leading up to the bombing; no explanation for the other people seen inside McVeigh’s motel room during the same period; no satisfactory explanation of the fact that two people were seen renting the bomb truck on 17 April, neither of them entirely fitting McVeigh’s description.

An examination of the official investigative files on the Oklahoma City bombing – about a million pages of material – does little to bolster the assertion of Frank Keating, a former FBI agent who was Oklahoma governor in 1995, that “two evil men did this and two evil men paid”.

Rather, it does the opposite. The impression, confirmed by the memories of front-line investigators and lawyers who prosecuted the case but did not speak independently about it for many years, is of leads left dangling or shut down instead of being pursued with the FBI’s customary vigour. Obvious suspects were offered deals by government prosecutors, usually but not always in exchange for their testimony. Others slithered down the priority list until they were lost or forgotten. Half a dozen rightwing radicals fingered as possible suspects by government informants or by fellow anti-government warriors were not questioned about the bombing, even when it became clear they had lied about their whereabouts on 19 April.

A bigger issue, which would re-emerge in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, was chronic interagency rivalry. In 1995, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were both monitoring the radical far right, but trust between the two was at rock bottom following a disastrous ATF raid two years earlier on a religious compound outside Waco, Texas, and an ensuing FBI-led siege that ended with the place burning to the ground. More than 80 people died.

In early 1995, the ATF didn’t tell the FBI it had an informant inside a remote community in eastern Oklahoma, that the informant had reported talk of bombings, and that the ATF – afraid of triggering another Waco – had decided to pull the informant out rather than act on her information. McVeigh telephoned the community, Elohim City, two weeks after the informant was shut down, and there are multiple indications he came visiting days later in search of recruits. John Magaw, who was ATF director in 1995, said in a 2010 interview with me that if the informant had been kept on, the bomb plot may have been thwarted.

The FBI, meanwhile, had its own troubled history with Elohim City. Since influential players in both agencies were reluctant to open that can of worms, it remained largely unopened – to the fury of investigators, including Danny Defenbaugh, who ran the task force for more than two years. “When you get agencies working together in a joint Task Force, they should be holding hands, not keeping their fingers crossed behind their backs,” Defenbaugh said. “Sometimes dealing with other players in this is like pulling teeth from a toothless tiger.”

The Justice Department felt pressure to win what was turning into a frustratingly circumstantial case, especially against McVeigh. Prosecutors knew McVeigh was guilty and were pretty sure it was his idea to park the truck bomb directly beneath the daycare centre at the Alfred P Murrah federal building. Their challenge, though, was to prove it without raising significant questions about others they could not catch, or whose involvement they could not demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt.Advertisement

And so, a month into the investigation, the desire to keep looking for other suspects or sniff around places like Elohim City started giving way to a contrary impulse not to overcomplicate the story or give ammunition to the defence at trial. Even as the government struggled to find conclusive evidence that McVeigh had been at the key locations in the bomb plot, or had been there with nobody but Nichols, his role was expanded in the official narrative from leading suspect to solo mastermind.

“If you convicted him [McVeigh] but did not get the death penalty, that would not be okay,” said Scott Mendeloff, one of the McVeigh prosecutors. “We could not lose this … It was like a pressure cooker.”

They did not lose.

An unrepentant McVeigh chose in the end to speed up his own death sentence. He waived his right to further appeals, reinforced the government’s “mastermind” theory of the bombing with a self-aggrandizing book-length account to two reporters, and went to the execution chamber in 2001.

‘A thousand points of resistance’

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Timothy McVeigh is escorted from the Noble County Courthouse in Perry, Oklahoma on Friday 21 April 1995.Photograph: David Longstreath/AP

It’s not just conspiracy theorists who doubt McVeigh dreamed up the plot by himself and carried it out with just Terry Nichols for help.

Larry Mackey, the No 2 prosecutor against McVeigh and the lead prosecutor against Nichols, has acknowledged his team did not entirely believe it, either. “If you had said to us: ‘Anybody in the room 100% confident that McVeigh was alone, raise your hand,’ we would have all kept our hands in our laps,” Mackey told me in 2010.Advertisement

But if the official narrative of the bombing is incomplete or wrong, what really happened?

One thing the prosecutors stripped away at trial was the vital context of the radical anti-government movement, which in the early 1990s was in ferment over what it saw as crypto-fascist government tactics at Waco and at a mountainside siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in which a government sharpshooter killed the wife of a survivalist holding her 14-month-old baby in her arms.

In 1992, a propagandist named Louis Beam – described by a senior ATF investigator as “the most dangerous man in America” – gave a speech to fellow radicals calling for “a thousand points of resistance”. It was time, he said, “to fertilise the tree of liberty with the blood of both patriot and tyrant” (a line almost identical to the slogan McVeigh had on his t-shirt when he was arrested). Beam advocated the formation of small, secretive cells that would carry out attacks at the direction, but without the specific knowledge, of the movement leadership.

In 1994, Beam told a career criminal named Roy Byrd – who later told the FBI – that “something big” would happen in Oklahoma City, Denver or Dallas on 19 April 1995, the second anniversary of the fire that ended the Waco siege. “They’ve got some kid who’s going to do something,” Beam reportedly said. (The government never interviewed Beam to find out more.)

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Terry Nichols is led from the Pittsburg County Courthouse in McAlester, Oklahoma, in August 2004.Photograph: Donna McWilliam/AP

The original plan, according to several sources, including an FBI informant, had been to blow up not the Murrah building but the federal courthouse next door. The two buildings shared an underground garage and McVeigh’s crew was supposed to plant the bomb there, much as Ramzi Yousef had planted a fertiliser bomb beneath the World Trade Center in New York two years earlier – an attack McVeigh had studied and vowed to improve upon.

The Ryder truck was first seen downtown around 8am, 50 minutes before McVeigh later claimed to have arrived, but could not get into the garage because the truck was too tall – a clamorous miscalculation confirmed to the Guardian by both senior government sources and members of the radical far right. There followed a nerve-wracking hour in which people and vehicles associated with the Ryder truck were spotted several times around downtown and adjoining neighborhoods.

Plan B was, apparently, to park the truck in an alley between the federal courthouse and the Old Post Office building, site of Oklahoma’s main bankruptcy court. But the truck had to back out of the alley, said multiple sources, because a US Marshals Service truck was already there dropping off a prisoner.

Parking the bomb in the handicapped spot directly below the daycare centre was Plan C and – as far as anyone can tell – McVeigh’s idea alone. If, as seems likely, McVeigh was left suddenly alone at this point, the 18-year-old Mercury Marquis may have been the only car available to him. Everything about it, including the missing license plates and the propaganda materials left on the front passenger seat, suggest it was meant to be kept close to the bomb site and provide a “signature” for the attack. It became a getaway car only as a desperation measure.

America’s forgotten tragedy

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Aven Almon crouches with her daughter, Bella, at the memorial chair of her daughter, Baylee, who was killed during the bombing of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building. Photograph: Mark Peterson/Corbis

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Who were the other people seen with McVeigh? We don’t know, although members of McVeigh’s subculture have certainly pointed fingers – at residents of Elohim City; at a chemist living in the Arizona desert whom McVeigh tried to recruit; and at a white supremacist punk rocker-turned-bank robber named Kevin McCarthy, who lied twice to the FBI about his whereabouts on 19 April but whose information was not shared with the bombing task force because he was being relied upon as a government witness in the bank robbery case.

We also don’t know the identities of the original John Does One and Two – the people who rented the bomb truck under an alias in Junction City, Kansas, and whose sketches were circulated widely in the days after the bombing. The FBI could never convincingly show how McVeigh got to the rental shop himself from a McDonald’s where he was captured on surveillance tape shortly before the time stamp on the rental agreement. It’s possible that whoever did rent the truck played no further part in the conspiracy.

What we do know is that the government showed little interest in answering these questions once the case against McVeigh and Nichols was set. The Clinton administration wanted convictions and “closure”. The FBI director Louis Freeh was engaged in a war of attrition against many of his own senior investigators over personality clashes. Some of the FBI’s best and brightest were either distracted or prevented from doing what should have been the crowning job of their careers.

Oklahoma City has come to be overshadowed, of course, by the even bigger atrocities of 9/11 and all the geopolitical earthquakes that have followed. It is, in many ways, America’s forgotten tragedy, and that constitutes a failure in and of itself.

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Belarussian spies were onboard commercial airliner diverted by force to Minsk

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BELARUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS were allegedly onboard a commercial airliner that was en route to Lithuania, but was forcibly diverted to Minsk on Sunday, where a vocal Belarussian dissident was arrested. The dissident is 26-year-old Roman Protasevich, who is known as one of the most outspoken opponents of Belarus’ authoritarian President, Alexander Lukashenko.

Protasevich has been voicing his criticism of Lukashenko’s government on popular social-media outlets, such as Telegram. He has evaded charges of terrorism and incitement to violence in his home country by living in Poland, where he applied for political asylum in 2019. On Sunday, May 23, Protasevich was among the 171 passengers onboard Ryanair flight FR4978 from Athens, Greece, to Vilnius, Lithuania. However, while flying over Belarussian airspace en route to Vilnius, the commercial airliner was confronted by a Belarussian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet, while the pilots were told by Belarussian ground control that a bomb threat had been issued against the plane.

The airplane was forcibly redirected to Minsk, despite the fact that there were several international airports that were physically closer. As soon as the aircraft landed, officers of the Belarussian State Security Committee, known as the KGB, boarded the plane and apprehended Protasevich. He is now under arrest in Minsk. It later surfaced that President Lukashenko had personally given instructions to the MiG-29 to prevent the Ryanair airplane from exiting Belarussian airspace.

Speaking on the breakfast show of Newstalk, an independent radio station in the Republic of Ireland, Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary described Sunday’s incident as “a case of state-sponsored hijacking”. He added that according to Ryanair personnel onboard the aircraft, who witnessed the incident, Belarussian KGB officers were “onboard the plane when it took off from Athens” and participated in forcibly arresting Protasevich once the airplane had landed in Minsk.

Protasevich appeared on a video issued by the Belarussian authorities late on Sunday. He is reportedly facing 12 years in prison if convicted of inciting riots. However, he faces the death penalty if convicted of acts of terrorism.

FILE PHOTO: A Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft approaches Paris-Beauvais airport in Tille, northern France, September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo
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A man accused of killing an 18-month-old boy by throwing him from a fifth-floor balcony in Russia has been arrested.

A man accused of killing an 18-month-old boy by throwing him from a fifth-floor balcony in Russia has been arrested.

Aleksey Levchenko, 42, reportedly confessed to throwing the child because he ‘had grown annoyed with his crying’. He faces a life sentence if convicted of the murder.

The child was found dead with his head wrapped in a plastic bag soon after being left with Levchenko in his apartment in the western city of Kirov. 

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Bored passenger pilots getting piles

That’s Chuck Yeager, famous sound barrier pioneer. His laconic, folksy drawl was admired and copied by pilots since the late ‘40s. Before long, it became the standard pilot radio voice. Only the coolest characters could toss in a, “well… things seem to be shakin’ ‘round… lemme see what’s goin’ on a minute” and really sell it. That’s just about how things came across from Jim Lovell when his spaceship blew up!

Ever since he made it famous, pilots all over have taken it up (certainly others were talking on the radio like this long before and I imagine the whole panoply of RAF transmissions during the Battle of Britain was a series of mild statements of amazement). The feeling behind it for the PAs from the flight deck amount to, “if I sound bored, things must be normal and you should be very confident things are going just fine.”

That’s how we like it to sound, anyway.

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Biden gives green on Russian fuel pipeline

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The US has partly lifted sanctions on a controversial gas pipeline in a bid to mend relations with Germany and Russia.

The Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 consortium, based in Switzerland, and its CEO, a German executive called Matthias Warnig, were taken off the US blacklist because, “citing US national security interests, the Biden administration announced it would waive” the measures, the state department told Congress on Wednesday (19 May).

“Today’s actions demonstrate the administration’s commitment to energy security in Europe, consistent with the president’s [Joe Biden’s] pledge to rebuild relationships with our allies and partners in Europe,” secretary of state Antony Blinken also said in a statement.

Wednesday’s decision still left other US sanctions on Nord Stream 2 in place and added new ones on four Russian ships and five Russian entities involved in the project.

But it was widely seen as a green light for Nord Stream 2 completion by both its critics and its friends.

The waiver was a “gift to [Russian president] Vladimir] Putin”, Republican senator Michael McCaul said.

“Oh, my God, enable Russia!”, Joni Ernst, another Republican senator said.

The German foreign ministry immediately welcomed the US announcement.

“We understand the decisions that have been taken in Washington as taking into account the really extraordinarily good relationship that have been built with the Biden administration,” German foreign minister Heiko Maas said in Berlin.

“It’s an expression of the fact that Germany is an important partner for the US, one that it can count on in the future,” he said.

Moscow also welcomed it. “It’s better than reading announcements of new sanctions. It would certainly be positive”, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

It was “a chance for a gradual transition toward the normalisation of our bilateral ties”, Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov added.

The news came the same day Blinken met Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Reykjavík.

It also came amid plans for a Biden-Putin summit in Europe in summer.

America wanted “a predictable, stable relationship with Russia”, Blinken said in Iceland.

“It’s also no secret that we have our differences and when it comes to those differences, as president Biden has also shared with president Putin, if Russia acts aggressively against us, our partners, and our allies, we’ll respond,” he added.

And he criticised Russia’s recent military up against Ukraine and in the Arctic.

“We are ready to discuss all the issues … on the basis of mutual respect,” Lavrov said.

“It has long been common knowledge that this is our territory, our land. We are in charge of keeping the Arctic coast safe. Everything Russia is doing there is absolutely legal,” he added, however.

Nord Stream 2, when built, will let Russia export 80 percent of its gas to Europe via Germany, enabling it to cut off energy supplies to Poland and Ukraine in the event of a conflict.

The fact Warnig was a senior spy in the former East Germany’s Stasi security service and knows Putin well is an added thorn in the side of Russia-wary EU governments in eastern and Nordic member states.

The US move comes amid a low point in EU-Russia relations, after tit-for-tat new sanctions and diplomatic expulsions in other disputes.

And the German Green Party, which is leading in polls ahead of German elections in September, has pledged to mothball Nord Stream 2 if it gets into power, in a final obstacle to the pipeline.

But a US official told the Reuters news agency: “We inherited a pipeline that was over 90 percent complete and so stopping it has always been a long shot”.

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Violent crime in New York City has drastically increased over the past year

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“You commit gun violence in New York City, you will face the consequences. No matter how far you run,” -New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Saturday, May 15, 2021:

There have been 451 shootings as of May 9, an 85 percent increase from the same period in 2020, according to the New York Police Department.

Suspected Times Square Shooter Farrakhan Muhammad Has Been Arrested

The suspect in a shooting over the weekend at New York’s Times Square that wounded two women and a 4-year-old girl has been arrested.

Law enforcement officials partnered with U.S. Marshals to apprehend Farrakhan Muhammad near Jacksonville, Florida, where authorities believe he was staying with his girlfriend, according to WABC-TV.

It is not yet known if his girlfriend will be charged or if she knew about the shooting. She is being considered as a person of interest in the crime.

“Today we got justice,” New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

Officials used surveillance video to retrace Muhammad’s steps to a hotel in New York, where he changed clothes and skipped town with his girlfriend after the shooting.Trending:

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Police tracked him as he traveled south, WABC-TV reported. He was spotted in North Carolina on Tuesday.

Police caught up to Muhammad and his girlfriend on Wednesday at a McDonald’s restaurant in Starke, Florida.

Bradford County Sheriff’s Office Col. Brad Smith called the arrest “uneventful,” according to NBC News. Muhammad is being held at the Bradford County jail.

Muhammad allegedly opened fire in Times Square on Saturday following a confrontation with multiple men, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Two women and a 4-year-old girl were struck by stray bullets. All victims were expected to recover from their injuries.

NYPD officer Alyssa Vogel was seen rushing the wounded girl to an ambulance following the shooting.

Violent crime in New York City has drastically increased over the past year, The Journal reported.

There have been 451 shootings as of May 9, an 85 percent increase from the same period in 2020, according to the New York Police Department.

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Muhammad had a previous criminal record including harassment, robbery and assault. He had been known to frequent Times Square selling bootlegged CDs.

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Are you in need of Type Rating?

Are you in need of Type Rating?

Type Rating courses at BAA Training availableView in browserType Rating training8 Frequently Asked Questions about Type Rating

We have summarized the most frequently asked questions to give you a hand in making your own conclusions and decisions regarding your Type Rating path. If you would like to get more in-depth answers please click the button below to read the full article. We hope you find it useful!

 1. What is Type Rating?It is a qualification to fly a specific aircraft type that commercial pilot licence holders can apply for.
2. How different is Type Rating from Ab Initio training?While Ab Initio training usually lasts up to 24 months with 18 months devoted to practical training, you can finalize your Type Rating within 1.5 months
.3. Is remote learning possible?At BAA Training, you can opt for partial distance learning for Boeing 737NG, Boeing 737 300-900, or Airbus A320. It is an ordinary EASA Type Rating training program equally valid to traditional training carried out in the classroom with an instructor
.4. Do I need a simulator partner?While you are right in thinking that typically training in a simulator is undertaken in pairs, you are not obliged to find a partner by yourself
.5. How long does it take to complete Type Rating?For instance, A320 Type Rating theory training consists of 20 days, including three rest days (131 hours), and the flight phase on the Airbus A320 FFS includes nine sessions (36 hours)
.6. How to choose an aircraft to get type-rated on?It depends on many factors, such as your home country, the airlines you would like to work for, and current market trends, to mention a few
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The latter option is infrequent but still exists.
8. Is it a profitable investment?Type-rated pilots employed by an airline can count on their investment to pay off within two or three years on average.Before the Covid-19 phenomena, First Officers typically earned between € 35,000 and € 120,000 a year, while Captains got between € 80,000 and € £250,000 a year.


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Army to be deployed in Indian variant hotspots under surge vaccination planThe Army will be sent to hotspots worst-hit by the Indian variant of coronavirus under a “surge vaccination” plan to protect the vulnerable, the Prime Minister has announced.

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Ministers are poised to order further action in response to the rising spread of the Indian coronavirus ‘variant of concern’.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the situation was being monitored carefully and the Government “will not hesitate to take further action if necessary”.

New data from Public Health England (PHE) shows Covid cases have more than doubled in a week in the UK – from 520 to 1,313 – with the agency saying cases were “rising in the community” and that it was assessing the impact and severity of the variant.

One response being considered is bringing forward the date for a second dose of vaccine for eligible groups to increase protection.

In Bolton, which has one of the highest case rates of the variant in the country, mobile testing units have been deployed and door-to-door PCR Covid testing has been offered to 22,000 residents.

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A vaccine bus has been set up to increase uptake among those who are eligible and a rapid response team of 100 nurses, public health advisers and environmental health officers has been sent in.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not ruled out local lockdowns being necessary to contain the spread of the virus.

Dr Susan Hopkins, Covid-19 strategic response director at PHE, said: “We need to act collectively and responsibly to ensure that variants do not impact on the progress we have all made to drive down levels of Covid-19 and the increased freedom that brings.”

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‘Small number’ of Indian variant cases detected in Cambridge

A small number of cases of the Covid-19 Indian variant have been detected in Cambridge, health officials said.

Dr David Edwards, Consultant in Health Protection at Public Health England East, said:

Following a rise in the number of cases of coronavirus in Cambridge, Public Health England (PHE), Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridge City Council have been working together with local communities to help stop further transmission of the virus.

The contacts and movements of confirmed positive cases have been robustly traced and all those who are deemed at risk of infection have been advised to self-isolate and are being offered testing. Through our investigations, we have found a small number of cases of the Covid-19 India variant (VUI-21APR—02).

These are associated with recent travel to India. We are aware that there are cases elsewhere in the country and further work is taking place to help us understand how this variant behaves.

We continue to ask our communities to be aware of the symptoms of Covid and follow the guidance and advice, hands, face, space and fresh air to help protect yourself and those around you.

In particular, we urge people not to mix socially indoors with anyone outside of their household or bubble at any time.”

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Wales could ‘allow small food festivals’ from next week depending on Indian variant

Wales could allow small food festivals and small live music and arts events to reopen next week if the Indian coronavirus variant poses no need to pause relaxing restrictions, Mark Drakeford has said.

The First Minster said there were now 26 cases of the mutated strain of Covid-19 across Wales, up from 17 on Thursday, with each case associated with foreign travel as opposed to community transmission.

He said the UK government’s Sage (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) group was expected to give its advice later on Friday, with the Welsh governments own scientific advisers reporting back “very shortly”.14:47HELEN CARTER

Glasgow overtakes Moray as Scotland’s coronavirus hotspot as warning of ‘loss of control’

Glasgow has overtaken Moray as Scotland’s Covid hotspot as an epidemiologist warned the country is seeing a “loss of control” of the pandemic in some areas.

Latest figures published on Friday showed there were 80.4 cases per 100,000 people in Glasgow in the seven days to May 11, pushing it ahead of Moray where there were 68.9.

Moray saw a surge in cases which started in April and it had the highest rate in Scotland in recent days.

It is unlikely to join the rest of the country by dropping down a level under the Scottish government’s five-tier system as restrictions ease on Monday, while the situation in Glasgow is being closely monitored.

Epidemiologist Dr Deepti Gurdasani has cautioned it would be premature to lift restrictions, and she called for action to prevent the situation worsening amid concerns about the spread of one of the new Indian variants of the virus north of the border.

Public health experts have warned the spike in infections in Glasgow could include the Indian B.1.617.2 variant.14:42HELEN CARTER

Mask wearing to continue in secondary schools in Bolton and Bury

Secondary school pupils in parts of the north of England are being told to carry on wearing face masks in the classroom next week amid concerns about the Indian variant of coronavirus.

Bolton and Bury councils are asking secondary schools and colleges to keep face coverings in place until further notice following a surge in cases.

The advice comes after the government confirmed that it will remove the face mask requirement for pupils in England from Monday, when more indoor mixing is allowed when restrictions are lifted further.

A school leaders union’ said it supported the schools which were planning to extend the use of face coverings among pupils beyond next week, adding that they are “best placed” to make the call.

MPs and parents have raised concerns about face masks in class disrupting pupils’ learning and wellbeing since they were introduced in March, but unions and scientists have called for them to remain in class for longer to ensure pupils, staff, parents and the community are not put at risk of infection.13821623855814:38HELEN CARTER

A total of 46.4 million vaccinations have now taken place in England

A total of 46,461,266 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and May 13, according to NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 552,470 on the previous day.

NHS England said 30,146,933 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 173,820 on the previous day, while 16,314,333 were a second dose, an increase of 378,650.14:32HELEN CARTER

Two more deaths and 215 new cases recorded in Scotland

Scotland has recorded two coronavirus deaths and 215 new cases in the past 24 hours, the latest Scottish government figures show.

It brings the death toll under this daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,664.

A total of 228,908 have tested positive for the virus and the daily test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent, up slightly from 1.2 per cent the previous day.

A note on the Scottish government’s Covid-19 website said there was a “potential data issue affecting the flow of tests from UK government testing sites” from Thursday evening to Friday morning “which has impacted on the numbers reported today”.

A total of 64 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19, up one, with three patients in intensive care, down one.

So far, 2,985,557 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and 1,575,765 have received their second dose.14:25HELEN CARTER

Public ‘must help to suppress the Covid-19 infection rate’

Earlier, the vaccines minister said the public must help suppress the Covid-19 infection rate if the planned lifting of restrictions in June is to stay on track.

Nadhim Zahawi urged people in affected areas to follow local health advice, get tested and isolate if they test positive.

Asked if the June 21 road map easing – when all legal limits on social contact are due to be lifted – could be put on ice, Mr Zahawi told LBC’s Nick Ferrari that this Monday’s reopening of indoor meet-ups “is still on”.

When pressed on whether the plans for June 21 could be paused, he said:

The way we don’t have to do that is by everybody doing their bit, by taking the two tests a week, doing your PCR test in those areas, and to isolate, isolate, isolate.

We have got to break the cycle of infection, because one of those big tests was infection rates have to be suppressed, and the other big test is variants.

If those cause a problem, then the tests will fail. The four tests have to be met for June 21.”

13821627781114:25HELEN CARTER

Where is the Indian variant is on the rise?

London and the North West have seen the biggest rise in cases of the Indian variant, with Public Health England (PHE) data showing it has been responsible for four deaths as of May 12.

The government has been looking at ways to “flex” the rollout of vaccines in the worst-hit areas, including possibly vaccinating everyone in multi-generational households from 18-year-olds to grandparents.

More vaccine doses have been sent to Bolton, which has a particularly high rate of the Indian variant, while 800,000 PCR tests have been sent to 15 separate areas of England, including parts of London and Merseyside.

Another option on the table is bringing forward the date for second doses of vaccine for the elderly and vulnerable in worst-affected areas.14:23HELEN CARTER

Surge vaccinations to take place for over 20s in Sefton to curb the Indian variant

Surge vaccinations are to take place for over 20s in Sefton to curb the Indian variant, the Echo reports.

People will be offered a Pfizer jab after the variant was found in Formby.14:21HELEN CARTER

Portugal tourist board confirms UK holidaymakers can go there from Monday

Portugal’s tourist board has confirmed that UK holidaymakers will be allowed to enter the country from Monday.

Visit Portugal said in a statement:

The Portuguese minister of state for foreign affairs announced today that British tourists will be allowed to enter Portugal as of the 00:00 of 17th of May, next Monday.

This decision will revoke the essential travel restrictions that is in place until the 16th of May.

Any person entering Portugal will have, in any case, to have an RT-PCR test done 72 hours before departure.”

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How the R rate remains unchanged in a week

13:56HELEN CARTER

What is being done in Bolton (and Formby) over the Indian variant

Mobile testing units have been deployed in Bolton and door-to-door PCR Covid-19 testing has been offered to 22,000 residents.

A vaccine bus has been set up to increase uptake among those who are eligible and a rapid response team of 100 nurses, public health advisers and environmental health officers has been sent in.

Surge testing has also been deployed in Sefton, after cases of the Indian variant were confirmed in the Formby area, as well as in parts of London.

Alongside imposing local lockdowns, the government is also considering bringing forward the date for a second dose of vaccine for eligible groups to increase protection as well as vaccinating younger people in multi-generational households.

A press conference takes place at 5pm tonight with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.13:54HELEN CARTER

Coronavirus R rate in England remains unchanged

The coronavirus reproduction number, or R value, in England remains unchanged from last week and is between 0.8 and 1, according to the latest government figures.

R represents the average number of people each Covid-19 positive person goes on to infect.

When the figure is above 1, an outbreak can grow exponentially, but when it is below 1, it means the epidemic is shrinking.

An R number between between 0.8 and 1 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 8 and 10 other people.https://7bc89497e0859882763fe6b0acdb3e2c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html7651648633713:50KEY EVENT

Bolton Council leader says they are “in discussions” with government over surge vaccinations

The leader of Bolton Council has said that they have been in discussions with the government about the introduction of “surge” vaccinations in the area where there has been a high number of cases of the Indian variant.

David Greenhalgh told BBC Radio 4’s The World at One:

This is an issue of capacity but we have had very, very constructive talks and certainly all the soundings are is that they are looking to progress that as soon as possible.

The vast majority of our cases are in their teens, 20s and 30s at the moment.

If we can get vaccinations to (those aged) 16-plus, which are licensed by Pfizer, then it will make a total transformation of transmission as it moves forward.

I think realistically that would start in targeted areas where we see the predominance (of the virus) currently.”

13:46TODD FITZGERALD

Confirmation Prime Minister will address the nation later today

Boris Johnson will hold a Downing Street press conference this afternoon as concerns grow over the UK surge of the India variant of coronvirus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won’t rule out local lockdowns due to the spread of the Indian Covid-19 variant (Image: PA)

The Prime Minister will address the public at 5pm and will be joined by England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty, a spokesman for Mr Johnson confirmed.

It comes days before the next stage of the easing of restrictions in England is due to take place in England.

Ministers have said this will still go ahead despite concerns around the B1617.2 variant, which was first found in India.

On Thursday Boris Johnson said he was ‘anxious’ about the Indian variant and said the Government will ‘rule nothing out’ to prevent its spread.

For the full story, click here.13:41TODD FITZGERALD

Confirmation on Portugal trips

Portugal will allow British tourists to travel into the country from May 17, its government has confirmed.

Following confusion over lockdown rules, the Portuguese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, announced in a U-turn today that travellers from the UK can enter from midnight on Monday.

For more, click here.https://7bc89497e0859882763fe6b0acdb3e2c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html13821209136913:37SAFFRON OTTER

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British holidaymakers who hope to travel to Portugal on Monday – as soon as travel restrictions are lifted – had been facing uncertainty as the Portugese government has extended its ‘state of calamity’ lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said earlier this month that as of May 17 the ‘stay in the UK’ edict will be lifted, allowing people to visit a limited number of green list countries – including Portugal.

Portugal’s ‘state of calamity’ lockdown measures have been extended until at least May 30. That had thrown the travel plans for those who were hoping to jet away next week into disarray.

But in a 12th hour U-turn on Friday morning, the Portugese government confirmed that Brits CAN travel there from midnight on Monday.

Full explainer here.13:34SAFFRON OTTER

Does the JCVI need to sign off on surge vaccinating hotspots?

Downing Street said ministers had accepted advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) throughout the pandemic, when asked if the body needs to sign off on “surge” vaccinations in hotspots.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister told reporters:

The JCVI’s remit is to advise on the prioritisation order and set out the details and the rationale of that to Government.

Throughout the vaccination programme, we have accepted their advice and we have rolled out the vaccinations accordingly.

13:29SAFFRON OTTER

Indian variant surge testing sparks massive queues in Formby

Queues continue to form at a surge testing site in Formby as local health bodies try to contain the Indian variant of coronavirus in the area.

People are queuing in their cars as they wait to get Covid tests at Deansgate Lane Park and a second centre in Park Road.

There has been a rapid surge in cases in Sefton, most of these linked to Formby, and the area has also been highlighted as one of the regions where the Indian variant is proving particularly concerning.

Live updates on the testing centre can be followed via the Liverpool Echo here.https://7bc89497e0859882763fe6b0acdb3e2c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html7651648633713:00SAFFRON OTTER

Four people have died having contracted Indian Covid variant in England

Four people have now died having contracted the Indian variant of concern as of May 12, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE).

It comes as new coronavirus cases involving the variant – strain B16172 – have more than doubled in a week, going from 520 last week to 1,313.

The cases are spread across the country, with the majority in the north west – mainly in Bolton, Sefton in Merseyside, Blackburn in Lancashire and London.

Full story here.12:58SAFFRON OTTER

‘Vast majority’ do abide by self-isolation rules

Downing Street insisted that the “vast majority” do self-isolate when they are told to, amid calls for the Government to increase financial support for anyone self-isolating.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister told a Westminster briefing:

Throughout we have seen the vast majority of people abide by the ask to isolate when they have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

And that has played an absolutely massive role in reducing the transmission rate of the virus, and we are sure people will continue to abide by that request.

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Portugal will allow British tourists from next week

The Mirror reports that Portugal’s government has announced that British travellers will be allowed to visit from May 17 after hours of uncertainty.

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Boris Johnson to hold Downing Street conference today

Boris Johnson is to hold a Covid-19 press briefing at 5pm amid concern growing about the UK surge of the India variant.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister said he will be joined by England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty.12:22KEY EVENT

Four people have died with Indian Covid variant in England

Four people have now died from the Indian variant of concern as of May 12, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE).12:21KEY EVENT

WATCH: Bolton residents queue for mobile vaccination centre

People are seen queuing outside the mobile vaccination centre at Bolton’s Essa Academy. It’s been erected to help tackle the area’s surge in cases amid the Indian variant.

Residents speak of how important they feel it is to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others against the virus.

Aidan Cleaver, who lives with his grandparents, thinks “it’s necessary” for him to get the jab.

Francis Kenny, also waiting in line to be vaccinated, says: “It’s sunk in now a bit for people”.

While Haleema and Hassan Warraich comment on how convenient the pop up is.https://7bc89497e0859882763fe6b0acdb3e2c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html7651648633711:53SAFFRON OTTER

Discussions on reopening nightclubs in Wales won’t take place until end of June, First Minister says

Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford said discussions to reopen nightclubs and indoor live music venues would not take place until June or July and would partly depend on the vaccination of young people.

Asked if a certain percentage of young people would need to receive a jab before clubs could open, Mr Drakeford told reporters:

As of yesterday, 56% of people in their 30s had already received a first dose of a vaccine, and 37% of people in their 20s had received a first dose.

That number is going to keep on rising and rise pretty quickly over the weeks ahead. So every week that goes by does extend the protection that vaccination offers to younger people, and that does mean that the reopening of some of those live venues will get closer.

But the virus thrives in indoor settings, it thrives when people are close together, it thrives when people spend time together, and it thrives in places where ventilation is not a particularly strong feature of the venue.

That’s not far off describing a nightclub. So it’s just inevitable those venues will come towards the end of the reopening queue.

We’re probably talking about the three-week cycle that will happen towards the end of June and into July before active consideration of those venues begins to happen.

11:20KEY EVENT

Blackburn’s health director speaks out against local lockdowns

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s director of public health, Dominic Harrison, has spoken out against the potential use of local lockdowns to curb the rise in infections of the Indian variant in certain local authorities.

He said infection control messages need to be maintained or strengthened instead.

Mr Harrison tweeted:

The logic of the current situation is that if we have a more transmissible virus AND we want to open up through the lockdown lifting, we need to maintain or strengthen current infection control measures – NOT lockdown..!

We are going to risk have multiple variants emerging over the next 12 months.

The UK needs to find ways to actively and sustainably manage this risk – not threaten every Local Authority where a variant emerges with Lockdown.

11:16SAFFRON OTTER

‘Window of opportunity to control the wider spread across the UK’

The “variant of concern” has been detected in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s director of public health, Dominic Harrison, said on Twitter that the authority had asked the NHS to “surge vaccinate” but the request was refused.

He tweeted:

At the moment the Indian variant is surging in a small number of #localgov areas.

These areas have a window of opportunity to control the wider spread across the UK by a mixture of community engagement, surge testing and surge vaccination.

If the Government stops areas with high #IndianVariant cases from ‘surge vaccinating’ target areas (which will contribute to reduced transmission) – it will reduce our local capacity to control spread.

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‘We will flex the vaccine programme according to the clinical advice’

Nadhim Zahawi said officials will “flex” the vaccination programme according to the clinical advice.

The vaccines minister told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme more vaccine doses have been sent to Bolton.

We will flex the vaccine programme according to the clinical advice.

Even if you get your first dose now it’ll take two to three weeks before that protection’s in place and it begins to affect transmission rates, which especially amongst the younger cohorts is what’s important to break the cycle of transmission.

What’s equally important is to surge test by postcode, to genome sequence, and then to isolate, isolate, isolate.

That is the way we break this cycle. People need to take advantage of those free PCR tests, two tests a week of lateral flow to find out whether you’re positive and get your PCR test after that, that’s what’s really important.

Mr Zahawi said four tests must be met for the June 21 lockdown relaxations to go ahead.

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A West Texas man accused of fatally shooting two sheriff’s deputies was angry that they were in his yard trying to catch a dog and told them he would open fire if they didn’t leave, a witness said.

“They walked up towards him, rushed him, and he pulled a gun, and shots were fired,” David Hutchings told the San Angelo Standard-Times.

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Officials have said little else about what happened before the shooting, which is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.

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Hutchings, a city employee who helps with animal control, told the newspaper that the officers were helping city employees collect two dogs that had bitten someone earlier in the day.

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Nicholas told the deputies they couldn’t enter his yard to get the dog, then that they should “get off his property” and that he “has his civil rights,” Hutchings said.

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Dominion Voting Systems released a statement on Thursday, in response to the Arizona Senate’s demand for passwords to ballot tabulators.

America’s Audit Director Ken Bennett told OAN earlier in the week that Dominion was refusing to comply with the subpoena to turn over the passwords.

In a statement published today Dominion attacked the forensic auditing team performing the audit. Dominion defended the controversial EAC group that rubber-stamped the previous counting of ballots.

Dominion then said they will not release the passwords to the Maricopa County voting machines.

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Countries newly approved to be included on the Green List are predominately in Europe

Heathrow and Gatwick: The 10 most popular green list destinations Brits want to visit this summer

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Sunny destinations will be on the agenda for Londoners

It was only a matter of weeks ago that the prospect of boarding a plane and escaping to a sunny paradise was a distant fantasy, but as lockdown restrictions continue to ease this is quickly becoming a reality.

While there are those who have set their sights on staycations and trips to the local beach, for others the prospect of getting on a plane and setting off to explore new pastures will be too strong to resist.

It is still illegal to leave the UK for non-essential travel but the UK government will allow foreign travel from May 17 at the earliest through the introduction of a new traffic light system of green, amber and red destinations.

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People sunbathe and swim at the beach a few minutes in the resort of Praia da Luz (Image: Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

A new study by Club Med has revealed which destinations on the travel green list are most popular with holidaymakers by analysing Google search data.

Club Med looked at Google search volumes for holidays for each green list country over the past year to determine which ones would be the most popular for travellers now restrictions are lifting.

Here are the top 10 destinations on the green list that holidaymakers are most desperate to go to:

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2. Iceland

3. Gibraltar

4. Australia

5. New Zealand

6. Singapore

7. Israel

8. Faroe Islands

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10. Brunei

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The data revealed that Portugal is the most popular destination on the travel green list, with 199,640 searches over the past year.

Although many of us are seeking sunshine when we can travel, Club Med found that Iceland is the second most popular destination on the green list with 109,040 searches and a 733 per cent search increase.

Searches for holidays in Israel was up a staggering 809 per cent from the week prior to the green list announcement.https://data.reachplc.com/211265740895966?isIframeEmbed=1

Managing director UK & northern Europe at Club Med Estelle Giraudeau said: “Brits have been waiting patiently for international travel to officially be back on the cards since the most recent UK-wide lockdown. Many people haven’t had the chance to travel out of the country since the pandemic started, with local lockdowns in some cases meaning international travel has been impossible.

“With the most recent government announcement allowing the public to finally be able to travel to other countries legally for holidays, here at Club Med we’re excited to welcome holidaymakers back to our resorts from May 17.

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“The countries newly approved to be included on the Green List are predominately in Europe, meaning holidaymakers will be able to take last-minute trips to these areas either for a holiday or even just a long weekend due to their proximity.

“We’re glad to see Portugal on the list, tipped as one of the most popular destinations for Brits this summer. Our data shows that the country is high up on everyone’s wishlist with 199,640 Google searches for holidays here in the past year.

“With its beautiful beaches and delectable cuisine, Portugal offers travellers a vibrant culture to explore.”FollowAdd Comment

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