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    Daily Digest 7/12 — Record Setting ‘Heat Dome’ Could Keep West Sizzling All Week as Wildfires Burn; Hundreds of Thai Health Workers Who Received Sinovac Shots Infected With COVID-19…

    by Whitney

    Monday, July 12, 2021, 9:35 AM

Environment

Record setting ‘heat dome’ could keep West sizzling all week as wildfires burn

The record-breaking heat across much of the West was easing somewhat Monday, but a “heat dome” means temperatures could remain well above average highs all week, forecasters say.

Making tough decisions: Southwest Montana farmers and ranchers forge through drought

So far this year, Pruitt’s hay crops have produced about half of what his land normally produces by this time, and he’s not alone. A region-wide hay shortage is driving up demand for the crop, and prices.

“It’s just not there,” he said. “We’re hearing the same thing from everybody else.”

As severe drought grips the West, farmers and ranchers across southwest Montana are already making tough decisions.

On This German Farm, Cows Are in Charge. Or at Least Coequals.

Tom will lay his head in the lap of anyone who sits down to rub his neck, while Tilda prefers just to nuzzle her young son. Cuddles aren’t really Chaya’s thing, but if she’s in the mood, she’ll play pugnaciously with a bale of hay as if it’s a giant ball.

On any other farm, these three friends would no longer be alive. Tom was too small, Tilda too ill and Chaya too aggressive to survive on a modern industrial farm. Each was condemned to the slaughterhouse.

The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites

Plastic is the most common type of debris floating in the world’s oceans. Waves and sunlight break much of it down into smaller particles called microplastics – fragments less than 5 millimeters across, roughly the size of a sesame seed.

To understand how microplastic pollution is affecting the ocean, scientists need to know how much is there and where it is accumulating.

 

Health

Hundreds of Thai health workers who received Sinovac shots infected with Covid-19

Thailand is tightening virus containment measures, imposing a ban on gatherings of more than five people and non-essential travel, along with an overnight curfew to quell a worsening Covid-19 outbreak.

This comes as the Southeast Asian country reported a record high of 9,418 community infections on Sunday, a day after recording a record of 91 new daily coronavirus fatalities. Thailand has had 336,371 confirmed infections and 2,711 deaths since the pandemic began last year.

The Thai health ministry on Sunday said more than 600 medical workers who received two doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine have been infected with Covid-19, as authorities weigh giving booster doses…

Plant-Based Diets Linked to Lower Risk of Severe COVID-19 in New Study

Plant-based diets may offer a protective advantage against severe COVID-19, finds a new study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. It is one of the first studies to investigate dietary patterns and COVID-19 outcomes.

China’s gene giant harvests data from millions of women

A Chinese gene company selling prenatal tests around the world developed them in collaboration with the country’s military and is using them to collect genetic data from millions of women for sweeping research on the traits of populations, a Reuters review of scientific papers and company statements found.

Parasitic politics plague Ivermectin use in Indonesia

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck Indonesia early last year, it didn’t take long for businessman Haryoseno to latch on to a 40-year-old parasitic drug known as Ivermectin as a potentially cheap and effective way to treat the coronavirus.

Using raw materials imported from India, his Jakarta-based Harsen Laboratories pharmaceutical firm produced a large cache of the drug, aware that its use against Covid-19 had not been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or national health regulators.

Biologist to Tucker: If Ivermectin proven effective against COVID, it moots vaccine push

An evolutionary biologist claimed Friday that, should the anti-malarial drug Ivermectin be proven effective against the coronavirus, it would moot the usage of and potentially the ability to administer the U.S. coronavirus vaccines currently active under the Food & Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization.

Bret Weinstein – who previously made headlines after being pressured out of his biology professorship at Evergreen State College in Washington State for criticizing an anti-White “day-of-absence” – told Fox Nation’s “Tucker Carlson Today” that he has been analyzing the vaccines, and has summarily been censored for raising concerns about the shots and the medical establishment’s opposition to alternative treatments.

Data Supports Use of Anti-Parasitic Drug Ivermectin in COVID-19 Patients, Study Shows

Use of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin could reduce COVID-19-related deaths, data from a peer-reviewed study shows.

The study, published last week in the American Journal of Therapeutics, analyzed data from multiple clinical studies assessing ivermectin as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Ivermectin, which is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, which are two conditions caused by parasitic worms, has anti-inflammatory properties.

Big cats, bears, ferrets get COVID-19 vaccine at Oakland Zoo

A San Francisco Bay Area zoo is inoculating its big cats, bears and ferrets against the coronavirus as part of a national effort to protect animal species using an experimental vaccine.

Letting children catch Covid may be safer than giving them vaccine, say experts

Rising wave of cases may be better way to build immunity in teenagers than exposing them to potential risks from a jab, says JCVI scientist

Economy

Shipping Delays and Higher Rates Get Small Businesses Jammed Up

Long waits for merchandise deliveries and crippling costs are hobbling the efforts of small and midsize businesses across the U.S. to benefit from the economic recovery after a difficult year.

With retail giants like Walmart Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. rushing to restock to meet booming demand from U.S. consumers, smaller competitors are battling over dwindling cargo space on boxships coming in from Asia. Those who want immediate shipments often must pay about three times the going freight cost, according to brokers and cargo owners.

Shipping delays and high freight rates are among several challenges facing American businesses, which also are dealing with rising costs for products and a shortage of available labor. These factors weigh especially heavily on small businesses, which tend to have fewer resources to absorb price increases and less leverage either to negotiate lower rates or pass along the higher costs to customers.

South Korean toilet turns excrement into power and digital currency

Using a toilet can pay for your coffee or buy you bananas at a university in South Korea, where human waste is being used to help power a building.

Cho Jae-weon, an urban and environmental engineering professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has designed an eco-friendly toilet connected to a laboratory that uses excrement to produce biogas and manure.

3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused price spikes for corn, milk, beans and other commodities, but even before the pandemic about 3 billion people could not afford even the cheapest options for a healthy diet.

Recent analysis of global food price data reveals that as of 2017, the latest available year, around 40% of the world’s population was already forced to consume poor-quality diets by a combination of high food prices and low incomes.

Idaho Resort Town’s Workers Live In “Trailers And Tents” As They Can’t Afford Housing

The virus pandemic forced millions of Americans to work remotely. In return, those with economic mobility could ditch the city life for rural areas, such as upscale mountain towns.

A flood of people poured into small resort towns such as Ketchum, located in Blaine County, Idaho, has created a multi-pronged issue, such as affordable living and labor shortages.

See the Wall Street Journal Article here.

Higher Inflation Is Here to Stay for Years, Economists Forecast

Americans should brace themselves for several years of higher inflation than they’ve seen in decades, according to economists who expect the robust post-pandemic economic recovery to fuel brisk price increases for a while.

Shipping Chaos Kills 1,800 Cows, Fueling Calls for Animal Ban

In late December, some 1,800 bulls left Spain for Turkey aboard a ship called the Elbeik. The trip was supposed to take around 11 days, then the cattle were to be sold, mostly to halal slaughterhouses, where they’d be killed with minimal suffering, as required by religious law.

At least it would have been swift. For the next three months, as the pandemic began to wreak havoc on global shipping, the vessel failed to unload its cargo, and the animals began to starve, according to an investigation by the Spanish government. Nearly 10% of the bulls died, their corpses thrown overboard or left to fester in the pens among the living. When the Elbeik returned to Spain, authorities ruled its remaining 1,600 animals were too sick to sell and had to be put down.

 

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  • Tue, Jul 13, 2021 - 10:09am

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    thc0655

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    How sportsball is used to distract and contain men so they don’t focus on the real issues

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/QYPCEn3RRX0I/

     

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  • Tue, Jul 13, 2021 - 10:47am

    Dontknownothin

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    Dontknownothin said:

    Sports ball is the greatest illusion there is. The National Sportball League/Association is primarily a media company. Which means they need an audience. The audience needs predictable stories and human interests. The media gives them this.

    There is no underdog team. There is a team that is designed to fail year after year, who needs a new stadium to improve media and marketting appeal, so they need to win. Refs don't serve the rules, they serve the predictable outcome necessary to satisfy the masses, a close match to build suspense. A blowout to drive enthusiasm. A human interest story for people to relate to teams they don't usually root for. Home team enthusiasm to satisfy your group inclusion requirements and exercise the patriotism neurons to make you more pliable at a nationalistic level.

    Sportsball is perfect propaganda practically applied, and highly profitable.

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  • Tue, Jul 13, 2021 - 12:25pm

    Yoxa

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    Yoxa said:

    primarily a media company

    I think it's actually a system for selling beer.

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  • Tue, Jul 13, 2021 - 1:13pm

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    westcoastjan

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    Tyranny by distraction

    The Gladiators are Back

    ...The gladiator battles that pitted armed combatants against one another in brutal but often highly choreographed duels to the death, were by far the most popular kind of entertainment that unfolded in the Colosseum.

    Today, modern-day Colosseums are football and soccer stadiums. Thus, modern-day gladiator fights are back. They are not as violent and as deadly as those fought in the ancient Roman Colosseum, but today’s emotion-loaded sports events are also destined to deviating peoples’ attention from the “deadly games”, games played by a minute world elite, well hidden from the entertained masses. So well hidden and prepared for decades that they hit the people like a ton of bricks, when they are finally let loose on the innocent masses – masses for years misled by their governments’ propaganda machine.

    Right now, the plandemic, called covid-19, has within 18 months already devastated the lives of several billion of people throughout the UN’s 193 UN member countries – not by disease (SARS-CoV-2) caused death, but rather by a devastated economy, induced poverty, famine, despair and eventually death from desolation, famine and misery.

    Within a year and a half, basic human rights have been stolen, abridged, taken away, in warp speed, and what were thought to be at least remnants of democracies, especially in the Global North, have become tyrannies, almost overnight; legalized tyrannies many of them under swiftly and semi-clandestinely passed martial law.

    Driven by fake news and lavishly paid false propaganda, people have been lulled into fear – constant fear of death from an invisible enemy “V” for virus – from a monstruous fear-machine – false and fabricated disease figures, that they – and the entire society, what’s left of it, is breaking apart, incapable of living normal lives. Indeed, because normal life has been extinguished with the well-in-advance planned pandemic, i.e., plandemic.

    An obscure ultra-rich world elite that pretends to call the shots on everything, ordered governments to submit to The Virus, a corona virus, SARS-Cov-2, the version two of the SARS virus launched principally on China in 2002 / 2003. The “order” came on 11 March 2020, from the pharma-compromised World Health Organization (WHO) declaring SARS-Cov-2, alias Covid-19, a worldwide pandemic. It is virology 101, no virus strikes naturally the entre world all 193 UN member countries at once. This was the beginning of the UN Agenda 2030, also called Agenda 21.

    It’s also the beginning of the modern-days’ gladiator games. ...

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  • Tue, Jul 13, 2021 - 7:42pm

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    pinecarr

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    Greg Mannarino: BIS Admits! "WE ARE PLANNING FOR ABSOLUTE CONTROL."

    The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has stated:

    "We are planning for absolute control of the financial system. "

    -Per Greg Mannarino, of TradersChoice.Net. [Starts at 7:25 of the video below.]

    HEADS-UP: Greg can be a little crude, in case you are offended by such things.  But I respect him a lot for his integrity: he is a truth-seeker, and he truly cares about helping people (his viewers).  He generously shares his knowledge of the markets to try to help his viewers financially, so they are better positioned to make it through what is coming.  (For those, like me, who aren’t traders, his strongest recommendation is physical silver).





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  • Tue, Jul 13, 2021 - 9:44pm

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    pinecarr

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    CENTRAL BANKS VS CRYPTO: The Battle Lines Are Being Drawn…by LYNETTE ZANG

    I love Lynette Zang.  She is another person of integrity who cares about her viewers, who seeks the truth about what is really going on, and then educates her viewers about what she learns.  John Rubino has previously featured her videos among his “Top 10 Videos” on his site, DollarCollapse.com.

    I also think Lynette would fit right in at Peak Prosperity with her mantra to pursue self-sufficiency in “Food, water, energy, security, barter-ability, wealth preservation, community and shelter.”

    Lynette is the Chief Market Analyst at ITM Trading.  They sell physical gold and silver, with an emphasis on numismatic coins, I believe (to avoid confiscation).

    Topics on this video include:

    - Intro

    - Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) vs Cryptos (starts ~2:12)

    - Technology Authoritarianism (starts ~8:55)

    - Global Regulation is Here (starts ~ 12:45)

    - The Merger of Big Banks and Big Tech (starts ~16:12)

    - Plea to strive for Self-Sufficiency to extent possible (starts ~ 28:00)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLgyZCp1dI4&t=132s

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  • Wed, Jul 14, 2021 - 12:01am

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    westcoastjan

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    Little Cyprus showing some big attitude! Yes!!

    https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/07/13/coronavirus-some-businesses-prefer-to-close-than-be-safepass-police/

    A portion of businesses have postponed events or suspended the operation of dine-in services saying they refuse to discriminate against unvaccinated people and check their customers for a SafePass.

    Following a recent health ministry decree instructing employers to check their staff and customers carry a SafePass, certain businesses said they do not want this type of responsibility and refuse to pretend to be police officers.

    A Limassol-based café announced this weekend they will only serve customers for take-away and delivery and suspend the dine in option.

    “Under no circumstances will we do the work of others or the police to our customers,” the Coffee Taste announced on social media.

    The management team of the café also claimed the measure is discriminatory.

    “We do not discriminate about who will enter our cafeteria and who will not, let those who decided this [measure] do so,” the post said. ....

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  • Wed, Jul 14, 2021 - 12:05am

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    westcoastjan

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    More covid memes to lighten things...

    https://off-guardian.org/2021/07/12/14-covid-skeptic-memes-to-get-you-through-the-day-part-7/

    The above are funny! This one, from the comment section, is priceless:

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  • Wed, Jul 14, 2021 - 10:19am

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    DennisC

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    Best Wishes on Bastille Day 2021

    For la Fête Nationale, and in the spirit of "Liberté, Égalité, and Fraternité", have fun!

    The key measure announced by Macron will make the EU Digital Covid Certificate — commonly called “health pass” — mandatory in all cultural venues, including cinemas, theaters and concert halls starting on July 21. Starting in August, the health pass will be mandatory in cafes, shops, restaurants, as well as trains and planes, among other places.

    source

     

     

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  • Wed, Jul 14, 2021 - 2:31pm

    Redneck Engineer

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    Club of Rome Revisited

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3xw3x/new-research-vindicates-1972-mit-prediction-that-society-will-collapse-soon

    Researcher revisits Club of Rome limits to growth with data from last few decades. Should be of interest to many on PP.

    Full disclosure: I’m studying the thesis and not taking a position on its merits, so sharing the link here is not an endorsement of it. I would love to see open and earnest debate on it, to see pros and cons from informed experts.

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  • Wed, Jul 14, 2021 - 4:38pm

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    thc0655

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    The French WERE out today protesting Macron’s vaccine passports

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-tear-gas-is-flowing-outside-macrons-house/





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  • Fri, Jul 16, 2021 - 6:40am

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    Arthur Robey

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    Dr. Been (watch him while you can)

    Here we try to keep ahead of the book burners.





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  • Fri, Jul 16, 2021 - 9:09am

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    Arthur Robey

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    Thomas the Pagan

    asks where did Jaws' girlfriend's braces go?

    It was the punchline of the movie, and now her braces cannot be found. Is this a glitch in the matrix?





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