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    Daily Digest 6/7 – Cost of Food Rises at Fastest Pace in Over a Decade, The Science Suggests a Wuhan Lab Leak…

    by Whitney

    Monday, June 7, 2021, 9:30 AM

Economy

UN: Cost of Food Rises at Fastest Pace in Over a Decade

Global food prices have jumped at their fastest monthly rate in over a decade, according to the United Nations.  The UN uses a broad index of global food costs, which have also climbed for 12 months in a row. Suppliers have been affected by disruptions to production, labour and transport during the pandemic.  Concerns are growing about broader inflation and how higher grocery bills will impact the world’s economic recovery.

COVID Sparks a New ‘Right to Food’ Movement Across the Globe

Hunger has been on the rise worldwide for years before COVID-19. The United Nations has found that the pandemic made the situation drastically worse — fast.

Farmers in India have been protesting for 6 months, have they made any progress?

Together they open up the agricultural sector of India to active commercial engagement by the big corporates, enabling them to purchase and hoard produce and sell it later at a much higher price than what they pay to the farmers for their crops. It also means these large corporates could be in charge of deciding what crops a farmer must produce.

More than 85% of Indian farmers have small holdings, less than two hectares. This means it would be hard to engage, and compete, with the large corporates.  The farm unions see these laws as the Indian government pandering to the corporates, and fear the end of independent farmers.

Health

The Science Suggests a Wuhan Lab Leak

But the most compelling reason to favor the lab leak hypothesis is firmly based in science. In particular, consider the genetic fingerprint of CoV-2, the novel coronavirus responsible for the disease Covid-19.

Why We Should Welcome the Lab Leak Hypothesis

So when the news broke that Covid-19 had leaped from bats to people, my first thought was: Was I at risk of causing something like this? Could I have been Patient Zero in a deadly global pandemic? The answer, I now believe, is that it would have been exceedingly unlikely. And the logic behind that conclusion gives us substantial insight into the question of Covid’s origins.

Silicon Valley Philanthropist Shares Review of CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccine Associated with 100X Deaths Compared to Influenzas

Steve Kirsch, a drug development philanthropist, regular contributor to the TrialSite, and founder of the COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF), is actively funding research into generic repurposed drugs such as fluvoxamine that evidence efficacy targeting COVID-19.

*Includes a shout-out to Chris Martenson around minute 15

Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 Case Decline Continues as Authorities Lift Restrictions in 72 or 75 State Districts: What Was in those Medicine Kits?

Now Uttar Pradesh has lifted COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in 72 of 75 districts in the nation’s most populated state, revealing what can only be described as an incredible turn of events. Even showcased by WHO recently, the worldwide NGO noted that aggressive population-wide health schemes, including home testing and ‘medicine kits,’ made this turnaround possible given the virulent nature of the Indian variant of the coronavirus. Why didn’t the WHO share with the world what was in those medicine kits? What do they have to hide?

Environment

Environmental Concerns Propel Research into Marine Biofuels

A global effort to reduce sulfur and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships has researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other Department of Energy facilities investigating the potential use of marine biofuels.

The International Marine Organization (IMO) has been ratcheting down the allowed amount of sulfur oxides emissions from ships since 2005. The newest upper limit, which took effect at the start of 2020, reduced the sulfur content of ships’ fuel oil to 0.5% from 3.5%. IMO said the reduction should have major benefits for the environment and the health of people, particularly those living near ports and along coasts. Additionally, IMO has set aggressive targets to decarbonize marine shipping, targeting at least a 50% reduction in GHG emissions from international shipping by 2050, relative to 2008 levels.

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  • Tue, Jun 08, 2021 - 5:18pm

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    DennisC

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    I Love the Acrid Smell of Money in the Morning

    Among other issues, still debating who the future "benefactors" of the largesse are going to be.

    The Connecticut marijuana legalization bill was hastily rewritten Monday night to strike language that would have given preference for a cultivation license to at least one former medical marijuana investor if he partnered with an urban applicant lacking expertise and capital.

    quid pro pot

    Another famous quote, widely used here:

    Show me the incentives and I will show you the outcome - Charlie Munger

    Beauty, eh?

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  • Wed, Jun 09, 2021 - 7:10pm

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    thc0655

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    Medicine is being politicized and destroyed

    https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/what-happens-when-doctors-cant-speak?utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=twitter

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  • Wed, Jun 09, 2021 - 8:39pm

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    KugsCheese

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    Link to Video with Vaccine Harm Study Mention?

    Can someone provide a link to the Chris video where he mentioned the vaccine harm study of medical community in Penn?

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  • Thu, Jun 10, 2021 - 1:36pm

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    Over 170 Houston Hospital Employees Suspended Without Pay For Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

    From ZH:

    "Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas has suspended over 170 employees for two weeks without pay, after they refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The suspensions come after a new May policy requiring all 26,000 workers to get full courses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines by June 7 or face termination."

    And:

    "What happens after the two weeks is unknown, according to the Daily Mail.

    Meanwhile, 117 employees are suing the hospital, claiming that they've been pressured into becoming 'human guinea pigs'.

    Earlier this month, 117 employees sued Houston Methodist, claiming the hospital 'is forcing its employees to be human 'guinea pigs' as a condition for continued employment,' reported KHOU 11 last month.

    They also claim coronavirus vaccines are 'experimental,' because they have only received emergency use authorization and not full U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

    The federal government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled in December 2020 that employers could legally set vaccine requirements for their workforce. -Daily Mail"

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  • Thu, Jun 10, 2021 - 4:45pm

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    westcoastjan

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    BBC Lies will result in children dying

    https://vernoncoleman.org/videos/lies-bbc-will-result-children-dying

    The BBC has betrayed us for a long time now. But this is a new low. Are they deliberately trying to kill as many children as possible? That’s what it looks like to me. I’m going to be doing another video about the BBC, about Ms Spring and about media doctors who are real, proper medical doctors but who have misled and lied to the public.

    In March 2020, well over a year ago, I warned that this was all going to be about pushing vaccines onto the public. People laughed and sneered. But that’s exactly what is happening. There is no excuse for lying to children like this. I don’t believe in the death penalty. But I’d bring it back for these two.

    ...On the 8th June the BBC ran an item headed Pfizer vaccine for children – your questions answered.

    The BBC put questions to someone called Professor Devi Sridhar, who is apparently Chair of something called Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh. They have to put the word global into it, don’t they? Presumably, to show their enthusiasm for Agenda 21. I’m surprised they haven’t got the word sustainable in there too.

    Professor Sridhar, an American academic, says:

    The benefit of getting the vaccine is that you don’t need to worry about covid-19. It means you’re likely to not infect your parents, the people you live with and your teachers.

    This wretched woman Sridhar, who will surely burn in hell, claims that the vaccine is 100% safe for children.

    And she is really reassuring about the side effects.

    Some children experience similar side effects to adults – these include fatigue, having a headache, feeling generally unwell, but these cleared within a day or two. And it seems a small price to pay for actually being protected from the real disease. ...

    Devi Sridhar is a co-author of each article in the series below. Note the sponsors at the bottom include Wellcome trust. She is also a Rhodes Scholar and member of the WEF. What a surprise...

     

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  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021 - 10:15am

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    Bucillamine (Ref: NAC) News

    TORONTO, June 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (“Revive” or the “Company”) (CSE: RVV, USA: RVVTF, Frankfurt: 31R), a specialty life sciences company focused on the research and development of therapeutics for medical needs and rare disorders, is pleased to announce it has entered into a memorandum of understanding dated June 7, 2021 with Supriya Lifescience Ltd. (“Supriya”), a specialty pharmaceutical company based in India, to pursue manufacturing of the API, conducting clinical registration and commercialization for Bucillamine to treat COVID-19 through Emergency Use Authorization (“EUA”) in India. The relationship also sets the foundation for Revive to expand commercialization efforts globally by leveraging Supriya’s extensive manufacturing and commercial network and Revive’s ongoing US FDA Phase 3 clinical study results of Bucillamine to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19.

    https://financialpost.com/globe-newswire/revive-therapeutics-partners-with-supriya-to-pursue-eua-for-bucillamine-to-treat-covid-in-india

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  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021 - 10:18am

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    000

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    Artemisia annua L. extracts prevent in vitro replication of SARS-CoV-2

    Results suggest the active component in the extracts is likely something besides artemisinin or is a combination of components acting synergistically to block post-entry viral infection. Further studies will determine in vivo efficacy to assess whether A. annua might provide a cost-effective therapeutic to treat SARS-CoV-2 infections.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33442683/

    Also:

    Artemisia annua L. extracts inhibit the in vitro replication of SARS-CoV-2 and two of its variants; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33716085/

    Also:

    "

    Artemisinin, the active constituent of A. annua, exerts antimalarial effects by free radicals formed via cleavage of the endoperoxide bond in its structure, which are responsible for eradicating the Plasmodium species (23).

    Artemisinin induces apoptosis and cell cycle arrest of Leishmani donovanipromastigotes (8). It has antiproliferative effects on medullary thyroid carcinoma cells (2), and induces apoptosis in a lung cancer cell line by modulating p38 and calcium signaling (14). In another study, it significantly inhibited cell growth and proliferation, and caused G1 cell-cycle arrest in neuroblastoma cell lines (25). Dihydroartemisinin, a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin, demonstrates anti-inflammatory activity by attenuating COX-2 production via downregulation of serine/threonine kinase (AKT) and mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways  (24). Recent findings suggest that dihydroartemisinin-triggered apoptosis in colorectal cells occurs through the reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated mitochondria-dependent pathway (26)." -- https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/artemisia-annua

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  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021 - 10:32am

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    000 said:

    In a long YouTube interview with Werner Herzog, he comments on population as the predicament at the core of many or our problems. In 1970 there was a book by Paul R. Ehrlich and David Brower entitle "The Population Bomb". The first Earth Day was 1970. 

    I can't get excited about the BBS (name your media outlet) lies. But hey! knock yourself out "I'm shocked, and dismayed!"--NOT). I'd love to have a small farm, etc. except that I'm too "poor" and too "old" so I watch Chris and his wonderful reportage (seriously). Maybe one day soon I hope to visit, even contribute some labor; cultural, agricultural, social. But there are no solutions to our predicament to be found here. Homesteading isn't going to save us from the "Long Emergency" (LOL) but it does provide for solutions after the depopulation, if that works out. (not an endorsement)

    Not optimistic for human civilization as we know it, but I do believe in Soul, so no biggy.

    "where's my waitress! and, when do I get paid!"-- 200 Motels, F. Zappa

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  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021 - 6:06pm

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    Money and computers: disaster coming

    https://wilderwealthywise.com/money-and-computers-disaster-coming/

    ...Money is essential to society as it is now configured.  A breakdown of the electronic systems that control the flow of money would, at minimum, bring utter chaos.  Matt Bracken famously asked this question nearly a decade ago:  “What if a cascading economic crisis, even a temporary one, leads to millions of EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards flashing nothing but ERROR?”

    We saw what three days without gasoline shipments did on the East Coast.  That would be nothing compared to what we’d see if the money system broke down.

    Well, I think the pharmacy will be back up tomorrow, and the impact, for us, has been zero.

    This time.

     

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  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021 - 7:31am

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    thc0655

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    Mark Carney exposes more Great Reset honesty

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/peter-foster-mark-carney-man-of-destiny-arises-to-revolutionize-society-it-wont-be-pleasant

    In his book Value(s): Building a Better World for All, Mark Carney, former governor both of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England, claims that western society is morally rotten, and that it has been corrupted by capitalism, which has brought about a “climate emergency” that threatens life on earth. This, he claims, requires rigid controls on personal freedom, industry and corporate funding.

    Carney’s views are important because he is UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance. He is also an adviser both to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the next big climate conference in Glasgow, and to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    Since the advent of the COVID pandemic, Carney has been front and centre in the promotion of a political agenda known as the “Great Reset,” or the “Green New Deal,” or “Building Back Better.” All are predicated on the claim that COVID, and its disruption of the global economy, provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not just to regulate climate, but to frame a more fair, more diverse, more inclusive, more safe and more woke world.

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    Carney draws inspiration from, among others, Marx, Engels and Lenin, but the agenda he promotes differs from Marxism in two key respects. First, the private sector is not to be expropriated but made a “partner” in reshaping the economy and society. Second, it does not make a promise to make the lives of ordinary people better, but worse. Carney’s Brave New World will be one of severely constrained choice, less flying, less meat, more inconvenience and more poverty: “Assets will be stranded, used gasoline powered cars will be unsaleable, inefficient properties will be unrentable,” he promises…

    When do you suppose we’ll get to vote “yay” or “nay” on The Great Reset and Mark carney? If we ever do get a vote, will there be unlimited mail in ballots and no audits of the results?

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  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021 - 8:20am

    Mpup

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    Judge dismisses hospital staff vaccination lawsuit in Texas

    Judge dismisses staff lawsuit over Houston Methodist vaccine mandate | TheHill

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  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021 - 8:22am

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    Kyle Bass: CCP General owns 200 sq. miles of Texas land next to major Air Force base

    https://www.americanpartisan.org/2021/06/kyle-bass-communist-china-controls-200-sq-miles-in-texas-next-to-major-air-force-base/

     

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  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021 - 6:06pm

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    Judge Dismisses Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit by Staff of Houston Hospital

    Per The Epoch Times:

    A federal judge in Texas on June 12 dismissed a lawsuit brought by 117 Houston Methodist hospital employees who sought to block the hospital system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

    In a four-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes wrote that firing the employees as a result of their refusal to take the COVID-19 shots wouldn’t amount to wrongful termination. Under Texas law, an employee is considered to have been wrongfully terminated if fired solely for refusing to perform an illegal act.

    COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

    Hughes, a Reagan appointee, also rejected several claims from the plaintiffs under federal law, including an assertion that the employees are being forced to participate in a human trial for the vaccines since the shots are only being allowed under an emergency use authorization. The hospital, the judge wrote, isn’t participating in a human trial for the vaccines.

    And:

    Jared Woodfill, the lawyer representing plaintiffs in the suit, told The Epoch Times in a recent interview that he planned to file an appeal if Hughes dismissed the case.

    “We’re taking it all the way Supreme Court,” he said.

    Edit: Sorry Mpup; I just saw that you already posted this headline

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  • Mon, Jun 14, 2021 - 1:41pm

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    New York Times truthiness

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  • Tue, Jun 15, 2021 - 11:52am

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    Nate

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    Pink Floyd rocks!

    Pink Floyd song writer Roger Waters slammed Mark Zuckerberg during a press conference recently, announcing that the Facebook owner had offered a “huge, huge amount of money” to use the iconic song Another Brick In The Wall Part II in an advert for Instagram.

    Speaking at an event to raise awareness about imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Waters noted the deep deep irony of Facebook wanting to buy and use a song that rails against ‘thought control’ and mindless conformity.

    Waters described the development as part of Zuckerberg’s “insidious movement… to take over absolutely everything.”

    Waters read out Facebook’s request, which noted “We want to thank you for considering this project. We feel that the core sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and so necessary today, which speaks to how timeless the work is.”

    “And yet, they want to use it to make Facebook and Instagram more powerful than it already is,” Waters urged, adding “so that it can continue to censor all of us in this room and prevent this story about Julian Assange getting out into the general public so the general public can go, ‘What? No. No More.’”

    “So it’s a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me… with an offer of a huge, huge amount of money and the answer is, ‘f**k you! No f**king way!’,” Waters boomed to rapturous applause.

    “I will not be a party to this bullsh-t, Zuckerberg,” Waters added.

    He then asked “How did this little pr**k, who started off going, ‘She’s pretty, we’ll give her a four out of five. She’s ugly, we’ll give her a one’… How the f**k did he get any power in anything?”

    “And yet here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world,” Waters emphasised.

    Video: Roger Waters Tells “Little Prick” Zuckerberg To “F*** Off” Following Request To Use Iconic Pink Floyd Song For Ad

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  • Tue, Jun 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

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    Nasal Spray of Designer Antibodies

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    [Information regarding] progress in the development of a specially engineered therapeutic antibody that could be delivered through a nasal spray. Preclinical studies also suggest it may work even better than existing antibody treatments to fight COVID-19, especially now that new SARS-CoV-2 “variants of concern” have become increasingly prevalent.

    [...]

    In the new study, the researchers stitched IgG fragments known for their ability to target SARS-CoV-2 together with those rapidly responding IgM antibodies. They found that this engineered IgM antibody, which they call IgM-14, is more than 230 times better than the IgG antibody that they started with in neutralizing SARS-CoV-2.

    A link to the PubMed paper is near the bottom of the article.

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