Scaring us silly 2021 style.
Now that the emergency du jours is over (officially) in the Tokyo area . . .
"The biggest single world source of carbon emissions (46%) is coal burning. Unless this figure is drastically cut back, all other “achievements” around the planet, however commendable, will simply be overwhelmed," argues columnist David Howell.
Meanwhile - Panasonic has decided to exit its unprofitable solar cell business.
“When you see some politician campaigning for ‘gender equality’ like a slogan — it feels so outdated, don’t you think?” An online advertisement featuring a woman reading these lines has sparked a furor in Japan.
As the more contagious B.1.1.7 COVID-19 (UK) variant spreads in Kentucky, Gov. Beshear has said, "It’s really important that you take the vaccine as soon as you have the opportunity because if we allow this virus to spread too rapidly by not getting vaccinated, it has more of an opportunity to mutate and change, learning how to get more effective.
In Britain there has been no show of a surge despite their "cases" being dominated by the British Covid variant which the Government says is more deadly and more contagious. The new variant that was supposed to be 50% more transmissible than its predecessor goes into decline just as it becomes dominant. A similar story is repeated in Denmark. None of this fits the narrative about a super-contagious, super-deadly British variant. None of it was predicted by the modelers or anticipated by the Government ministers who listen to them.
Last week, a TikTok video claiming that the United States was responsible for reducing Syria to rubble spread like wildfire around the app. The post — which received nearly two million ‘likes’ — shows a beautiful picture of Syria in 2010, captioned ‘Syria before America destroy it [sic]’, and a picture of rubble in 2020, ‘after America destroyed it’.
3/31/21 President Biden announced a series of executive actions aimed at addressing “the increase in acts of anti-Asian violence” in recent months, including devoting nearly $50 million toward programs for Asian American victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and creating a “COVID-19 Equity Task Force committee” to address xenophobia targeting Asian Americans.
Posted on the CNN website - “There is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”
4/1/21 There is a problem with teenage boys and sex. That’s news apparently. Now they’re being accused of participating in a ‘rape culture’, to which their schools turn a blind eye.
4/2/21 President Biden issued a statement decrying the new GA elections law as “un-American” and “Jim Crow in the 21st Century. Several states (including Biden’s home state of Delaware, which will not implement it until 2022) do not currently allow any in-person early voting, and plenty, like New Jersey, offer far fewer than 17 days that GA's new law allows.
4/3/21 The planet could have a year or less before first-generation Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective and modified formulations are needed, according to a survey of epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists.
This is what scared us way back when - 1974
4/5/21 China sent an aircraft carrier and five escort ships, including a destroyer likened to the U.S. Navy’s Aegis-class vessels, through the Miyako Strait near Okinawa over the weekend.
Also in Japan - Japan continues to lag much of the world in terms of gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum’s latest gender-gap rankings behind China and South Korea. The evidence? Sexist remarks were made by a former prime minister leading Tokyo's Olympic committee and last week, only men were initially set to be allowed to board a traditional boat to be used in the torch relay. Women are normally prohibited from getting in the Chintoro boat, which is used in a local festival dating back to the Edo Period.
Human smugglers at our southern border are now openly advertising on Facebook, promising a “100% safe” passage into the US for $8,000. In New Mexico, Border Patrol agents rescued two toddlers mistreated and abandoned by human smugglers. Border Patrol agents in San Diego have announced that since October 1, they have arrested 31 sex offenders, which exceeds the 25 sex offenders arrested in the San Diego Sector during fiscal year 2020. This is who Biden turned our immigration policy over to. The Biden administration would have you believe it does a terrific job of sorting out the good people from the bad ones, but it’s tough to measure the illegal entrants whom you don’t catch.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Monday that would allow him to serve two additional six-year terms, which would permit him to stay in power until 2036.
Everyone in England is to be offered two rapid COVID-19 tests per week as part of the Government’s plans to “ease” the lockdown. Well of course they are. How else to sustain enough panic to justify restrictions SAGE says will have to remain in place into next year? More testing = more "cases". Matt Hancock, their health secretary, has now tweeted: “Reclaiming our lost freedoms & getting back to normal hinges on us all getting tested regularly.” Yet back in January, he said it was vaccinating the vulnerable that would let us “Cry freedom”.
4/7/21 There’s something amazing about believing that something was a secret just because you were unaware of it. All that separates you from much supposedly forbidden knowledge is