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US News:

World’s most dangerous labs RANKED – and China scores 0 when it comes to safety in handling ‘risky’ experiments on world’s most dangerous pathogens

Countries with the laxest rules governing laboratories that house the world’s most dangerous pathogens were today named and shamed.

Saudi Arabia, Gabon, and Cote d’Ivoire came bottom of the pile in terms of safety standards inside Biosaftey Level 4 labs, secretive sites which often harbor pathogens like smallpox, Ebola and Lassa fever.  

Canada, the US, Australia and the UK had some of the best standards overall, according to infectious disease experts who ranked all known facilities across the world.

China, however, ranked middle of the pile overall.  

Yet when it came to dual research, a branch of experiments that can include ‘gain of function’ – which carries the risk of making pathogens more deadly, it scored zero out of 100.  

One of these noted by the experts is China’s infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which is thought by some experts to have accidently unleashed the original Covid virus onto the world in 2020. 

FOX24 Recaps How Project Veritas Exposed Shadowbanning Long Before Elon Musk Released #TwitterFiles

Elon Musk confirms political candidates were subject to ‘shadow-banning’ by Twitter

According to The Associated Press, the act of “shadow-banning” is a way to “seal” an account in a bubble without their knowledge, rather than outright disabling or blocking it. This allows the user of the “shadow-banned” account to still post freely, but other users won’t see their posted content.

On Thursday, Musk said that upcoming changes to Twitter’s platform would identify whether anyone had been “shadow-banned,” as well as what they could do to rectify that status.

“Twitter is working on a software update that will show your true account status, so you know clearly if you’ve been shadowbanned, the reason why and how to appeal,” he tweeted.

Just hours earlier, Musk shared the latest release of the “Twitter Files” through journalist Bari Weiss, outlining internal documentation showing how the company would “build blacklists” of certain users or tweets, especially from conservative figures.

‘Libs of TikTok’ creator speaks to Tucker on being blacklisted by Twitter

Libs of TikTok creator speaks to Tucker Carlson about the release of the latest Twitter files revealing the ‘Libs of TikTok’ account was placed on the ‘Trends Blacklist.’

‘Do Not Amplify’: Charlie Kirk revealed to be on Twitter blacklist

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ after latest Twitter Files dump mentions him #foxnews #tucker

‘Crime Against Science’: Roundtable Discussion Exposes Government’s ‘Mismanagement’ of COVID Pandemi

Most of the people on the panel suffered loss of income, loss of status or loss of their jobs because they publicized truths about COVID-19 and COVID-19 policies that were anathema to the medical establishment and detrimental to pharmaceutical profits.

COVID-19 policy has been a crime against humanity, and underlying that crime has been a crime against science. Science is held in high public regard, even as the reputations of most other institutions have declined in recent decades.

The reputation of science is based on open debate and logical evaluation of evidence. Debate has been stifled by people with money and power, and those same people then claim to speak for “science.”

The public is gradually recognizing the enormity of this fraud. I fear that public support for science will crumble.

Corporate Journalists Demand: Leave Powerful FBI Lawyers and Corporate Execs Alone!


Rep. Gallagher on Griner prisoner swap: ‘Open season’ to take Americans hostage

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., discusses the ‘reality’ of the White House’s prisoner swap with Russia, arguing Putin took a hostage and used it to exert leverage over the U.S.

Mitt Romney Comes Out in Favor of a Carbon Tax

Senate Television via AP
Senate Television via AP

Back in 2012, both Rolling Stone and The Huffington Post slammed Romney hard for his support of the Keystone XL pipeline, increased drilling, and fossil fuels development. At the time, Romney was championing energy independence and job creation. That was in 2012. This is 2022.

As easy as it is to say the words “carbon tax,” it is another matter altogether to carry the burden. That burden, of course, would not fall on an industry, or Romney’s fellow legislators.

It would fall on ordinary Americans, including Romney’s own constituents. And that also includes Utah communities that have relied on oil, gas, and coal for their economic well-being.  While he can pay lip service to natural gas, he knows full well that there are moves in progress to exclude it from the national portfolio.

Once again, Romney has scented the wind to see which direction might be the most advantageous for him to drift. If nothing else, he can add being the leading member of the Grifter Caucus in the Okefenokee Beltway to his resume.

Sinema switches to independent, shaking up the Senate

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema poses for a portrait in her office on Capitol Hill Dec. 8, 2022.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema poses for a portrait in her office on Capitol Hill Dec. 8, 2022.

In a 45-minute interview, the first-term senator told POLITICO that she will not caucus with Republicans and suggested that she intends to vote the same way she has for four years in the Senate. “Nothing will change about my values or my behavior,” she said.

Sinema would not address whether she will run for reelection in 2024, and informed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of her decision on Thursday.

“I don’t anticipate that anything will change about the Senate structure,” Sinema said, adding that some of the exact mechanics of how her switch affects the chamber is “a question for Chuck Schumer … I intend to show up to work, do the same work that I always do. I just intend to show up to work as an independent.”

She said her closely held decision to leave the Democratic Party reflects that she’s “never really fit into a box of any political party” — a description she said also applies to her fiercely independent state and millions of unaffiliated voters across the country.

Biden Swaps Dribbler for Arms Dealer, Slaps Military in the Face

Michael Savage breaks it down.

Tucker: Hating America is a position rewarded by Biden

WARNING: Graphic footage—Fox News host Tucker Carlson gives his take on the swap to bring home Brittney Griner on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

World News:

Canadian Police Harassed 65,000 Children During COVID Hysteria

(Image: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
(Image: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)

The figure was reported by independent media outlet True North Canada (TNC), who referenced data obtained by the heavily paywalled Blacklock’s Reporter, on Dec. 8.

The data showed that 5,000 children were cited for breaking the Act, while another 60,000 were issued warnings as late as Oct 1, 2022.

The article describes a “citation” as “a warning issued in person by a law enforcement officer as a result of non-compliance identified either at the port of entry or during a police check at the traveler’s quarantine address.”

The warnings were issued by inspectors from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), a federal body under the mandate of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party minority government.

Additionally, “More than 48,000 warnings have also been issued to children under 18 over the phone as a result of non-compliance discovered during a verification call,” TNC stated.

EU projects China to replace U.S. in Mideast; Saudi-China expand strategic ties TV7Israel News 09.12

1) EU Political Director Enrique Mora acknowledges that a revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, despite prolonged efforts, is unlikely.

2) China and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia herald “a new era” of relations after signing a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement.

3) Israeli Intelligence Directorate Commander Major General Aharon Haliva stressed the necessity to bolster the U.S.-Israel alliance.

Putin Willing to Add Preemptive Nuclear Strike to Military Doctrine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that his country might need to embrace a nuclear first-strike doctrine, according to state-owned media.

Putin, speaking to journalists in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, said that the Russian doctrine currently does not provide for a preventive nuclear strike, only a retaliatory one, Tass reported.

“This means that the fall of enemy missile warheads on the territory of the Russian Federation is inevitable, they will fall anyway,” Putin was reported to have said. “True, nothing will remain of the enemy.”

The Russian president added that Russia might consider formally adding preventive nuclear first strike to its military doctrine.

Putin claimed that Russia not only has “more modern and even more effective” cruise missiles than the U.S., but hypersonic systems “not yet in the States.”


Everything inside Elon Musk’s 2nd ‘Twitter Files’ EXPLAINED

Elon Musk recently handed over to reporter Bari Weiss ANOTHER set of ‘Twitter Files.’ And they, once again, confirm what conservatives knew all along:

The old Twitter — before Musk’s takeover — was wildly corrupt: ‘Teams of Twitter employees built blacklists, prevented disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limited the visibility of entire accounts, or even trending topics, all in secret, without informing users,’ Weiss reports.

But that’s just the beginning. In this clip, Glenn explains everything inside the 2nd set of ‘Twitter Files.’

Brittney Griner Is the Worst Trade in the History of American Sports | @realjasonwhitlock

Public Enemy #1 (Ep. 1911) – The Dan Bongino Show

In this episode, I address the revelations that I was personally targeted by Twitter for shadow banning, despite years of denial by the left and Twitter itself.

I also discuss the Brittney Griner exchange and breaking news about Kyrsten Sinema.