Archive for the ‘policy’ Category

Navalny says 2024 election results will be falsified: ‘Russia no longer needs Putin’

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny predicted Russia’s 2024 election results will be falsified and pushed for voters to oppose Russian President Vladimir Putin, arguing the country “no longer needs” the longtime leader. “For Putin, the 2024 elections are a referendum to approve his actions, to approve the war,” Navalny said in an online statement, adding… […]

Taliban education policies hurting boys too: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed Wednesday that the education policies implemented by the Taliban in Afghanistan are harming boys as well as girls. “Human Rights Watch interviewed boys and parents of boys across 8 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces and found an alarming deterioration in boys’ access to education and the quality of their education,” the… […]

Locking in Mandated Medicine by Short-Circuiting Democracy

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL It’s starting to look like New Zealand’s Ministry of Health makes a habit of undermining democratic process in order to skirt around inconvenient truths. The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (BORA) could be collateral in the game that is being played. But it’s bigger than that.  Members of […]

Join the Resistance

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL Should governments know any limits to their power? One thousand years ago, after King John was forced to sign the Magna Carta, the answer became yes. The state could not legally brutalize the population with impunity.  That conviction led to the triumph of human freedom that gradually transformed life on […]

Milei’s Task Ahead: Defeating the Administrators

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL On Sunday 19 November 2023 the flamboyant–outré, actually–Javier Milei won the presidential election in woeful, tragic Argentina. “Won” does not really fully capture the result–he trounced his opponent, winning almost 56 percent of the vote.  Milei is repeatedly compared to Donald Trump, but there is really no comparison. He is […]

Can Milei Defeat the Bureaucratic Hordes?

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL Javier Milei was just elected President of Argentina in an unlikely electoral win. He is a firebrand Libertarian who many in the corporate news have compared to Donald Trump. Both campaigned on limiting their respective national governments and deeply cutting the administrative state, or colloquially, “Draining the Swamp.” What and […]

Conflicts of Interest in Science: History of Influence, Scandal, and Denial

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL In December 1953, the CEOs of America’s leading tobacco companies cast aside competitive rancor and gathered at New York City’s Plaza Hotel to confront a menace to their incredibly profitable industry. An emergent body of science published in elite medical journals cast doubt on the safety of cigarettes and threatened […]

WHO’s Edict Caused the Lockdown Disaster

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, supported by Bill Gates and his money, was the WHO director when the organization decreed China’s lockdown solution should be emulated by every nation. As Dr. Meryl Nass keeps warning us, the WHO might soon have far more power over our lives. Jeffrey Tucker of Brownstone Institute […]

Courts Pave Way for New York Quarantine Camps

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL I hope you are sitting down when you read this article. There is absolutely no way I can possibly sugar coat this, so I’ll just be frank… The NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division’s Fourth Judicial Department has issued their ruling in our quarantine lawsuit against Governor Hochul and her Department […]

Why So Many Countries Followed China’s Lockdown Example

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL A novel coronavirus that was 10 times deadlier than the flu had gripped the world in 2019. Without a compass to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, all lessons learned from previous viral pandemics were thrown out the window. The World Health Organization was adamant, “This is not the flu.” Tony Fauci […]

Europe’s New Digital Identity Wallet: Security or Tyranny?

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL Last Wednesday, Thierry Breton, EU’s Internal Market Commissioner, proudly announced on Twitter/X that he had struck a deal with MEPs to create a European “digital identity wallet,” which would permit all EU citizens to have “a secured e-identity for their lifetime.” According to the European Commission’s own website, the European […]

Bureaucracy’s Unstoppable Parasitic Growth

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL My Dearest American Friends and Colleagues: Just in case you didn’t notice, since the 1980s we have developed a very big problem which is growing exponentially. The US national debt has become unsustainable. To a significant extent this debt is enabled by irresponsible printing and injection of fiat currency into […]

The Declaration That Wasn’t Supposed to Happen

SHARE | PRINT | EMAIL It’s been a continuing mystery for three years, at least to me but many others too. In October 2020, in the midst of a genuine crisis, three scientists made a very short statement of highly public health wisdom, a summary of what everyone in the profession, apart from a few […]

FDA approves first vaccine for mosquito-born viral disease

The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) approved the first vaccine for the mosquito-born illness chikungunya on Thursday, a key step in fighting the dangerous virus. Chikungunya virus infects more than 300,000 people per year globally, the FDA said, mostly in the global south. The virus has recently become more prevalent in the north, however, leading… […]

Lawler: Antisemitism on college campuses ‘not a free speech issue’

Rep. Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) held up his new bill as a possible solution to antisemitism on college campuses, saying the debates in colleges and universities across the country are “not a free speech issue.” Lawler, alongside Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Max Miller (R-Ohio) and Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.), introduced the Antisemitism Awareness Act in late October,… […]

New York appoints famed sex therapist Dr. Ruth as state’s loneliness ambassador

The famed media personality and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer will serve as New York’s loneliness ambassador, a first-of-its-kind role intended to assist an underserved mental health need, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced Friday. Westheimer, known for her once-prominent radio and television shows as simply “Dr. Ruth,” pitched Hochul on the job last year. “As… […]

US and Israel diverge over post-war Gaza occupation 

Israel’s war in Gaza is raising questions over how the coastal enclave should be managed once the fighting is over, exposing a growing divide between U.S. and Israeli officials on the issue.  Several U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, have said Israel should not occupy Gaza and the strip must be run by… […]

Does New York City 2020 Make any Sense?

This article is working document and is open to queries and corrections.  Email [email protected] available on Substack – join the conversationCoauthored by Thomas Verduyn, BASc, Jonathan Engler, MB ChB LLB DipPharmMed, Todd Kenyon, PhD, Martin Neil, PhD In a previous article we discussed the large spring 2020 spike in mortality reported for New York City (NYC). […]

The Real Scandal: Covid Inquiry’s Failure

The real Covid scandal is emerging right in front of the inquiry’s nose, writes Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph: Britain could have escaped the horrors of lockdown, but nobody pulled apart the doom models driving it. Here’s an excerpt. Let’s go back to when much of the world had copied the Wuhan lockdown, with two […]

Russia says it successfully test fired an ICBM from its new nuclear submarine

The Russian military announced Sunday it has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from its new nuclear submarine.  Military officials said that the missile, also known as a Bulava missile, was launched from an underwater position off the country’s northern White Sea coast, according to Axios.  According to the Federation of American Scientists, the… […]

Questioning Lipid Nanoparticles 

Despite over 13.5 billion Covid-19 doses administered worldwide, there remains a lot of fundamental information lacking. Since there isn’t a good article which 1) scientifically, 2) clinically and 3) regulatorily address Lipid Nanoparticles (LNPs) and the FDA’s role in assuring and regulating novel technologies and ingredients, I am writing one. Covid shots are new, complex, […]

Vaccine Mandates and Employee Termination: Arbitrary and Capricious

I was recently engaged to develop documentation that could be used in support of unjust termination prosecution of US employers who had required COVID-19 vaccination of their employee(s) under threat of termination for non-compliance. On October 25, 2022 (one year ago), the NY State Supreme Court acted to reinstate all employees terminated for non-compliance with […]

Tlaib asserts Biden is ‘supporting genocide’ in Gaza

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) criticized President Biden on Friday, claiming he “supported the genocide of the Palestinian people” over his administration’s support for Israel in its war against Hamas in Gaza. Tlaib posted a video to X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday showing pro-Palestinian marches around the country with tens of thousands of participants,… […]

Pentagon halts travel to Israel, discourages congressional visits

The Pentagon will no longer allow its senior military leaders to travel to Israel and will discourage members of Congress from making trips amid the country’s ongoing war with Hamas in Gaza, according to a memo released Friday. The memo, confirmed to The Hill by a Defense Department official, was dated to go into effect… […]

Majority of voters in new poll worried US could be drawn into Israel-Hamas war

Over 80 percent of Americans are concerned that the U.S. could be pulled into the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, according to a new poll. The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, found about 84 percent of respondents were either “very” or “somewhat” concerned that the U.S. could be drawn into the conflict. The… […]

Former NATO chief backs pause in Gaza war, but not cease-fire

The former leader of NATO said a “humanitarian pause” in Gaza “makes sense,” citing the need to help civilians in the region as the war between Israel and Hamas militants continues. But, he refused to back a full cease-fire in the conflict. “I don’t think a sweeping, in place, cease-fire is appropriate from the military… […]

The White House Is Controlled by the Medical-Industrial Complex

Last February, the serving White House (WH) Chief of Staff (COS) quietly resigned, and a new one was ushered in. But a comparison of the outgoing and incoming WH Chief of Staff demonstrates striking similarities. A careful reading of the bios of Biden’s two chief of staff picks reveals a disturbing trend. Both choices appear […]

Johnson says House GOP will consider Ukraine funding, border security together

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said House Republicans would “marry” appropriations bills for Ukraine funding with border security Wednesday. “Well, with our appropriations bills for Ukraine funding, for example, we’re gonna marry that with border security,” Johnson told Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday. “The two things are gonna be handled together, because we believe… […]

Lockdowns Were Anything but “Prudent and Essential”

Here’s a letter to Law & Liberty:   Editor: While I agree with much that Brent Orrell expresses in “The Freedom to Choose” (October 25), I was flabbergasted by his assertion that government’s covid measures, including lockdowns, “were prudent and essential up until safe and effective vaccines were widely available. These policies were also well […]

Professor Lockdown Denies Ever Calling for Lockdown

In one of the more bizarre moments at the Covid Inquiry so far, Professor Neil Ferguson, the architect of Britain’s lockdown, today denied ever calling for the first national stay-at-home order – in the latest instance of lockdown backpedalling. The Mail  has more. Professor Neil Ferguson’s terrifying March 2020 models warned that 500,000 Brits would die unless tougher […]

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