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WHO Chief wants to run the world (for China), Biden, Boris, Albanese is OK with that, but Africa puts the brakes on

We can all use some good news

Tedros Adhanom

Tedros Adhanom

In the latest installment of Big Government Badness the WHO is meeting right now to consider some amendments suggested by the US and largely agreed by about 47 rich nations for no real benefit. The US suggested these changes in January and for months almost no politician anywhere said a thing. The changes give broader powers to the head honcho of the WHO —  Tedros Adhanhom Ghebreysus. He’s the man who told the world to keep flying in Chinese Bioweapons through their front door in January 2020, while he also told everyone how transparent and wonderful President Xi was: “China is protecting the people in the whole world”! He actually said that. China was stopping all flights out of Wuhan to the rest of China, but not to Italy, Iran, or anywhere else, and they lied about human to human transmission, and said it was preventable and curable, while they harvested up masks and PPE from around the world to profiteer from them later. China lied about the bats in the lab, and WHO helped cover it up.

No one can explain why the rich nations of the world would want to sign rights away to an unelected, unaudited foreign committee that has failed to do the only job it was meant to do, is clearly in the pocket of China’s communists and wants us to pay them to let them boss us around?

Notably China was not signing up

The good news at the moment is that according to The Epoch Times African nations have put the brakes on and they appear to have derailed the process. We might assume that with backroom deals that might amount to some local sweeteners in Africa or maybe just a better job for the Ambassador. However the backroom deals appear to be failing, and the final form of the amendments has now been delayed to September or even November. The battle isn’t over but we have more time to fight back.

The documents we’re talking about are called the  WHO International Health Regulations [IHR] — sometimes also referred to as a Pandemic treaty (though there are other Pandemic Treaties too). The original IHR was made in 2005, and you can read the proposed amendments yourself. The IHR already matters. Unvaccinated Australians were banned from leaving Australia because of “this WHO treaty” for nearly two years, it was listed on the Health Ministry website, though apparently almost no other country did the same. Go Figure? Perhaps Australia and Canada were the only ones stupid enough to write it into laws at home?

Opposition Forces Back-Room Talks Seeking Revisions to Biden’s 13 WHO Amendments

Joshua Phillips, The Epoch Times

Under the proposed amendments, the director-general could declare a public health emergency in any country regardless of whether local officials agree with the declaration.

Tedros also would be authorized to rely on evidence from sources other than those approved by the affected country as the basis of such a declaration.

But the Biden proposals have sparked a growing furor in the United States among critics who contend the amendments would amount to ceding of some portion of American sovereignty to WHO in the event of another pandemic like the one that has killed more one million Americans and in excess of six million people worldwide.

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), the first member of Congress to comment critically on the amendments, told The Epoch Times on May 26 that, “Of course the amendments should be withdrawn, but the bigger issue is how we got to this point in the first place. Why is this administration apparently willing to cede any authority to an international body, particularly the WHO?”

This is not just about pandemics — any “health emergency” will do:

The WHO document was spectacularly vague in all the right places. We don’t even need a moment of monkeypox — this is a “health emergency” treaty and health can be whatever you want.  The WHO defines health as anything less than 100% happy, bouncing, bubbly people:

      • Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
We all know that Climate Change is an “emergency”, trans-rights is an “emergency”, as are the lack of safe spaces for children oppressed by their parents. It’s only a hop, step and a jump to demand a clean atmosphere is a human right as is having a self-driving electric car with full tracking,  carbon credits, and the remote cut-off “safety” circuit too. For your own health!

Peter Breggin has been raising the alarm on this for months

He spells out the pervasive nature of it all:

WHO World Health Organisation

The amendments will completely remove all current restrictions on the activities of the WHO Director General and will empower him to declare a suspicion of a “potential” global health emergency in any nation without their cooperation or agreement. Within 48 hours, the Director General will be empowered on the mere suspicion of an ill-defined emergency, and be able to publish his recommendations and regulations to marshal all the agencies of the United Nations and other groups outside the UN to put pressure on dissident nations. Other nations feel empowered by WHO to place suggested restrictions on the targeted nation. The World Bank which is an extreme supporter of empowering WHO, could also put pressure on nations.

The Director General, Tedros, of the WHO will be the sole arbitrator of many health issues and activities, including declaring health emergencies relating to physical health, mental health, environmental health, and social health. This means that if the WHO and Tedros decide that guns are producing an “epidemic” of violence, then gun confiscation can be ordered. Or, if overpopulation is declared to be the cause of food shortages, then WHO could order population control actions, including abortions and euthanasia.

Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be stopped and it’s not worth trying:

We have heard from Congressional sources that there is a firestorm of concern and attention in Congressional offices about the World Health Organization (WHO) amendments proposed by the U.S. Biden Administration. This concern has been ignited by the phone calls, articles, columns, and media coverage about the WHO power grab. Every citizen who is signing petitions and calling their federal Congressional representatives and Senators is having an enormous impact on U.S. Congress. Our initial report, “Biden Handing Over U.S. Sovereignty to WHO,” has gone viral in Congress and throughout the world.
For reference, here are the 20 nations, plus the European Union, listed by the U.S. as already supporting the amendments before they were even discussed:
Albania, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, India, Jamaica, Japan, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Peru, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Member States of the European Union (EU) (which means another 27 states).
If only we all had the same kind of democratic protection as Africa. Start contacting your representatives asking them why we needed to rely on African politicians instead of our own ones. Write letters to the editors. Share the news with friends.

REFERENCES

/WHO/U.S.-proposed-amendments-to-WHO-International-Health-Regulations-with-cover-materials_1.pdf Top lefthand corner provides the date and proposal ID.

 International Health Regulations (2005) (who. int) These are the original WHO International Health Regulations

/WHO/U.S.-proposed-amendments-to-WHO-International-Health-Regulations-with-cover-materials_1.pdf  The document dated January 18, 2022, is found on pages 3-4, From the “Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.” It lists the Amendments as an enclosure, along with a “Letter from HHS Assistant Secretary Loyce Pace.”

There is that UK Petition again —  calling for a referendum.

A petition for the resignation of Tedros Adhanom Ghereyesus collected a million signatures, but he was voted back for another five year term anyway. It’s not like he needs “the people” does he?

h/t to many Catherine, Old Moss, PeterS, JillJ, Scott, Bill, many others.

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    David Maddison

    Other countries might sign up to various international treaties for the sake of virtue signaling but not take them seriously. However you can be assured that Australia will enthusiastically and fanatically comply with whatever human-rights violating provisions are in an agreement. A recent example as Jo points out, the prohibition, now rescinded due to the efforts of Senator Gerard Rennick, of Australians not being allowed to leave the country without an exit visa (just like they have in North Korea, the Old Soviet Union or other totalitarian regimes).

    This treaty will be a disaster for Australia, especially knowing that it will be enforced in Australia to the letter and because the new government is even more globalist than the previous one.

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      David Maddison

      * I meant to say that it was “unvaccinated” Australians who weren’t allowed to leave the country.

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      Graham Richards

      Best of all is that the Government of Australia can abdicate from all responsibility for the health system.
      They, both sides of the aisle, can blame the the UN / WHO for all their shortcomings.

      Would imagine that Albaneesee would might then decide to hand over immigration policies & processes to the UN as well. Imagine that, Government with absolutely no accountability.

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    reformed warmist of Logan

    Good morning Jo,
    This is undoubtably the best news of the last month.
    (Admittedly this is coming off a low base, given the Train Crash red/green/teal coalition now in charge.)
    Let’s face it, there is a large majority of people in the O.E.C.D. countries that have had it too good for way too long!!
    Apart from the 13 days of Cuban Missile Crisis (which SBS. World Movies showed again on Thu. night, even though it was the Costner/Hollywood artistic-license rewrite, I would thoroughly recommend if you haven’t seen it), we in the West haven’t really known serious existential threats since the mid 1940’s!!
    It was the BRIC. countries who delayed the inevitable Paris-ite Treaty by 2 or 3 years/possibly 4. (Brazil, Russia, India & China.)
    Hopefully in the remainder of this decade there will be a more enlightened (& considerably larger) fightback against both WHO. & UNIPCC. – if not, the future bodes extremely bleekly for our kids & grandkids!!
    Warm regards, reformed warmist of Logan.

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    Neville

    Thanks again for your efforts Jo and Matt Ridley has also just written an article for The Telegraph about the clueless WHO and its hopeless so called leader.
    China must have thought all their wishes had come true.
    We should all congratulate Africa for providing some push back so far against these vile totalitarians.

    https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/a-who-pandemic-pact-would-leave-us-at-china-s-mercy/

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    David Maddison

    I just checked the Wikipedia entry for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and they seem to have cleansed his record of alleged war crimes committed by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front when he was one of its leaders.

    He seems ideally placed to be head honcho of the “humanitarian” World Homicide Organisation.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9052247/WHO-chief-Tedros-Ghebreyseus-accused-aiding-genocide-Ethiopia-nobel-peace-prize-nominee.html

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      Mike Jonas

      I just checked the Wikipedia entry for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus too, and there is no mention of the million-signature petition for his removal. Does Wikipedia think that they now don’t even have to bother to pretend that they are a reliable source? With the ABC now in control of most of the english-speaking world, maybe they don’t have to.

      ABC – Albanese (Australia), Biden (USA), Carrie (UK).

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    David Maddison

    This “treaty” is the excuse the Left/Elites need to commit all future human rights violations in the name of “public health”.

    E.g.

    -digital identity for everyone.
    -Global trace and track.
    -Mandatory vaccines even if untested or unsafe.
    -Lock downs whenever government feels like such as if the Sheeple are getting restless.
    -Elimination of “paper” currency to be replaced by all digital transactions for easier traceability.
    -Further restrictions on free speech as “false information” about medication or treatments will be considered “dangerous”.
    -National/international facial recognition databases.

    Etc..

    Australia is already a test bed for all of the above and more as we have seen during the covid response. Why Australia? Because Australia has some of the world’s most stupid politicians; and senior public serpent swamp creatures pushing the globalist agenda, and a highly compliant and apathetic citizenry (not including non-Leftists posting here). Plus Australia is isolated and a middle ranking power with a once-advanced economy. It is relatively easy to push around with a globalist demented fool in the White House who will not honour the traditional protection of the United States. Plus many of our politicians view China favourably and have their loyalties with them rather than the West (e.g. Dictator Comrade Dan of Vicdanistan).

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    David Maddison

    You will be pleased to know that Ghebreyesus has just been appointed to a second five year term without opposition from member countries, including Australia. Obviously everyone thinks he’s doing a great job.

    He is in Davos right now discussing YOUR future. He tweeted:

    So far, 21 countries have supported the Universal Health Preparedness Review that aims to strengthen country capacity. Merci beaucoup Health Minister Pierre Somse for joining us to celebrate this idea that your country #CentralAfricanRepublic 🇨🇫, & #Benin 🇧🇯, have led on. #WHA75 https://t.co/QlE0MBTnJP

    (The story below talks in the future tense that he was “expected” to be reappointed but he was, in fact.)

    https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/who-chief-tedros-to-be-confirmed-for-second-term-after-no-opposition-122052400988_1.html

    WHO chief Tedros to be confirmed for second term after no opposition

    WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is expected to be confirmed by the U.N. health agency’s member countries for a second five-year term on Tuesday.

    Last Updated at May 24 2022

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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      Gary S

      The total nutjobs referred to as ‘the elites’, including Herr Schwab and his acolytes and assorted megalomaniacal ‘world leaders’ and their fanboys had one thing figured out long ago – to control the people, you only need to control the people who control the people. Hence regular indoctrination sessions at places like Davos.

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      Penguinite

      Who’s on first. An Abbot and Costello truism! Twit Twho!

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    Ross

    It’s weird, the WHO appears to be an organisation of many faces. At the top (Tedros Adhanhom Ghebreysus.) it is mostly a political animal with all the problems of politics. The old saying ” you mix science with politics and and all you end up with is politics”. In this case public health and politics. As you go down into the organisation, maybe to the more technical staff, there appears to be some more realistic operators who desire good all round public health outcomes. Prior to the COVID outbreak (early 2020) the WHO had released a discussion paper (late 2019) outlining all the possible public health measures in an epidemic type situation. They described them as “non pharmaceutical measures”. So, flight restrictions, border closures, school closures, lockdowns, masking, social distancing etc. All of them were discounted in that discussion paper as either being too destructive or simply having nil or very poor scientific support. Yet, not soon afterwards pretty well all those measures were adopted by a lot of countries. Then in about mid 2020, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove of the WHO presented results of some major contact tracing completed in Korea (?) which presented good data showing asymptomatic spread was not a factor in COVID spread. Which is science that was already known. Yet, later her comments were diluted and even censored on the subject. The world continued to keep testing asymptomatic people and face mask mandates prevailed. Even though all the previous science indicated these measures were not significant. I suspect this WHO pandemic treaty is the same- probably favoured by those at the top, but probably less popular with the more “realistic” people at the coalface.

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      Old Cocky

      It depends very much on the pathogen, its transmissibility and the modes of transmission.

      Quarantine/isolation always works, but can be rather disruptive. Flight restrictions and border closures are variations on this approach.
      It then becomes a matter of a cost/benefit analysis as to whether the cure is considered worse than the disease. The early hospitalisation and death rates seen in Italy were rather alarming.

      Airborne pathogens are the most difficult to defend against. Masks and distancing have some effect, but are difficult to get right. Masks are a waste of time if there is no airborne transmission.

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        Wirebird

        Tedros Ghebreysus denied Covid was airborne-spread even while knowing that it was. On live TV, he corrected Mike Ryan who had started to explain it was airborne. And so the world went down the sanitising-surfaces track instead of focusing on engineering challenges such as improved ventilation and air purification – as well as wearing good masks.
        For the denial of airborne spread, Tedros deserved to be sacked. Yet he is given another 5 years! Did any Australians approve that?

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          Old Cocky

          Cleaning surfaces is necessary but not sufficient.
          I suspect that air circulation and filtration improvements would have taken more time than was initially available, so people did what they could within the constraints at the time.

          I seem to recall early claims that SARS-CoV2 wasn’t transmissible human to human, but don’t know if that came from the WHO. That was a bit of a Comical Ali moment.

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            Wirebird

            Sure, it’s good to be clean. But if Tedros had told us that Covid is airborne spread, we might have known straightaway to air rooms by opening windows at least.
            But he had us spraying and wiping everything, oblivious to how the virus drifts around indoors like cigarette smoke.

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              Old Cocky

              The catch with airborne transmission is that it’s “all of the above”, so you have to cover all nodes of transmission.
              That’s not strictly correct, because insect-borne transmission probably isn’ a factor.

              Certainly, downplaying the infectivity and discounting airborne or aerosol transmission was at best a grave error.

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    Penguinite

    Labors “Rabid response” to everything left of centre is straight out of Biden’s Little red Book!

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    Penguinite

    Sadly I’m not convinced Africa will hold out against WHO/Elitist pressure, they just haven’t offered them enough money yet!

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      yarpos

      A few plum appointments and some direct largesse and problem sorted.

      I would love to know what his supporters think competence and high achievement look like. I clearly have the wrong idea.

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    David Maddison

    For those interested, here is the 90 page program of the WEF for this year.

    https://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_AM22_Programme.pdf

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      MP

      Have a look at the power of this group.

      I am omly up to page 40. Maybe they should of called it “Whats Comming”.

      Congress Centre,
      Accelerate
      China in the Global Energy Transition
      China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of energy, so its choices will be crucial both
      for meeting global energy demand and for delivering on global climate targets. In light of
      China’s leadership in clean energy,
      its 2060 carbon-neutrality target and its energy-security
      needs, how can Chinese and other global stakeholders work together to drive the energy
      transition? This is a livestreamed session. Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin Chinese and
      English
      · Daniel Yergin, Vice-Chairman, S&P Global, USA

      Unlocking Digital Innovation for Net Zero (carbon allowance? my bit)
      Digital technologies could help reduce global carbon emissions by up to 20% – over one third of
      the 2030 global goal. With decarbonization roadmaps now becoming clearer and more mature
      across sectors, businesses and governments must rapidly scale up digital innovation for net
      zero. What strategies, policies and partnerships can accelerate progress? This is a
      livestreamed session.
      · José María Álvarez-Pallete, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
      Telefonica, Spain
      · Christian Klein, Chief Executive Officer, SAP, Germany
      · Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider
      Electric, France
      · Zoe Yujnovich, Director, Upstream, Shell, United Kingdom
      Moderated by
      · Karen Karniol-Tambour, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Sustainability,
      Bridgewater Associates, USA
      · Robin Zeng, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Contemporary Amperex
      Technology (CATL), People’s Republic of China
      · Zhigang Zhang, President, State Grid Corporation of China, People’s Republic
      of China
      Moderated by
      · Lin Xueling, Executive Producer, Channel NewsAsia, Sing

      Strategic Outlook on ASEAN
      With multiple mega-regional trade agreements coming into force and a consolidated strategy for
      the Fourth Industrial Revolution, ASEAN is well-positioned for growth despite ongoing geoeconomic challenges in the broader region. What steps will ensure continued growth and
      prosperity and how should ASEAN use the hosting of G20 and APEC summits in 2022 to
      further enhance its role on the global stage? This session was developed in partnership with
      The Straits Times. Simultaneous interpretation in English and Khmer> This is a livestreamed
      session.
      · Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris
      · Lynn Kuok, Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security,
      International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-Asia), Singapore
      · Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and
      Investment of Indonesia
      · Tengku Muhammad Taufik, President and Group Chief Executive Officer,
      PETRONAS (Petroliam Nasional), Malaysia
      · Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, Coordinating Vice-Chairwoman III, Maritime,
      Investment and International Relations, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and
      Industry (KADIN), Indonesia
      Closing Remarks by
      · Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minist

      Responsible Consumption
      By 2030
      , the global consumer class will exceed 5 billion people and spending is projected to
      reach nearly $100 trillion, representing 50% growth since 2020. What new business models,
      policies and incentives are needed to responsibly and inclusively advance consumption for a
      healthier planet and people? This is a livestreamed session

      Leadership in an Era of Rolling Crises
      The world continues to stumble from crisis to crisis, the cumulative effects of which are difficult
      to discern. What leadership lessons have been learned so far and, if this “permacrisis” persists,
      what will be required of the current generation of leaders in government, business and civil
      society? This is a livestreamed session

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        Zane

        ” Global stakeholders ” hoowee…

        Buzzwords don’t get much buzzier than that.

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          Bruce

          The technical term is “Hegemony”

          Control by indirect interference, usually via “pliable’ individuals, “useful idiots”, etc.

          Kanaduh, Oz and Un Zud are prime examples.

          NONE dare call it TREASON, oddly enough.

          Amusingly enough, outright traitors are NEVER really trusted by the conquering power, and are usually “disposed of” before they can exercise a change of conscience.

          Roll on the “Interesting Times”. And make ready the tumbrils.

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        Custer Van Cleef

        In light of China’s leadership in clean energy…

        Who wrote that BS?
        What happened to their funding of coal-fired power plants? — a new one every week.
        It just stopped did it?

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    Zane

    The WHO is owned by Big Pharma and Globocap.

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    MP

    Look at the first graph down, what happened in January?
    Look at the cycles, the trend.
    Look at the comparison of the last 4 years to the 2017 Flu deaths. With all your favorite isolation and behavioral modifications.

    https://www.abs.gov.au/articles/measuring-australias-excess-mortality-during-covid-19-pandemic-doctor-certified-deaths

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      Honk R Smith

      So there is a giant gorilla and a very naked Emperor Bill Fauciwho walking among us.
      If I read that right, OMG.
      So, there were more excess deaths during the 2017 flu ‘epidemic'(the old non-agitprop term), than during the Great Pandemic?
      During the first hysterical year without masks and lockdowns, excess deaths were lower than expected?
      Rise with them?
      Observed excess deaths during the Pandemic never rise above bounds?
      Then vax mandates …

      and excess deaths OBSERVERD go way out of bounds!?

      Wholly sh!t!
      Did I get something wrong?

      Have to say, I smelled a very smelly dead rat from outset of this historically unprecedented crime.
      If something doesn’t turn around, we are in trouble.
      Everyone should click this link MP.
      Jo, this could merit its’ own post.

      It is frigging amazing how governments crank out reasonably accurate stats, and then puts them through the washer set on LIE.

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        Kalm Keith

        A good find MP and thanks “Honk” for highlighting the difference between pre and post VaXXination deaths.

        Theoretically this situation, as defined “excess”, is the perfect place to use a “model” but there isn’t a graph of that. The model should show variations from a horizontal base line but in the link only shows raw data in more of a sine wave oscillation. Did I miss something.
        The other worry is that despite saying it’s “all cause” they present separate graphs of subgroups.

        Again the data: how can this be valid when so many non doctor certified deaths are omitted.

        As you say honkR, it’s worth another look.

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    John+H+of+Pelican+Waters

    What we need to do, rather than handing greater powers and influence to the WHO, is to introduce international inspections under the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). Member States could set up a free-standing inspectorate similar in principle to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, or simply broaden the remit of the OPCW so that it could carry out the work. States should have to justify gain-of-function work to an international inspectorate, and convince the inspectors that it does nor constitute a breach of the BWC.

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    John Connor II

    I have but 2 questions as far as this WEF agenda goes.

    1. If vaccines are mandated for all (not just coercion but enforced mandates) how many will refuse even if it costs them their jobs, futures and even prison?
    How many will ACTUALLY refuse, not just say they’ll refuse. Talk’s cheap.

    2. Will the WEF agenda be fully implemented followed by the global uprising or will a global uprising prevent the WEF agenda from being fully implemented?

    The crash and burn is inevitable but the degree of damage to the masses is the variable.

    A poll would be nice 😉

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      MP

      You could conduct that poll here with the thumbs.

      One more meaningless poll won’t matter.

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      Honk R Smith

      “The crash and burn is inevitable”

      Likely the origin of their revelatory motto “Build Back Better”.
      Like the Google motto “Don’t be Evil” … if you have to remind yourself to not, it’s because you are.

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    DLK

    “The Legislative cannot transfer the Power of Making Laws to any other hands. For it being but a delegated Power from the People, they, who have it, cannot pass it over to others. … And when the people have said, We will submit to rules, and be govern’d by Laws made by such Men, and in such Forms, no Body else can say other Men shall make Laws for them; nor can the people be bound by any Laws but such as are Enacted by those, whom they have Chosen, and Authorised to make Laws for them. The power of the Legislative being derived from the People by a positive voluntary Grant and Institution, can be no other, than what the positive Grant conveyed, which being only to make Laws, and not to make Legislators, the Legislative can have no power to transfer their Authority of making laws, and place it in other hands.”
    -John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government (1690).

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      DLK

      “However, there are two constitutional limits on the power to delegate legislative power. First, Dixon J said that in some cases, there may be ‘such a width or such an uncertainty of the subject matter to be handed over that the enactment attempting it is not a law with respect to any particular head or heads of legislative power’.[9]

      Second, Parliament cannot entirely abdicate its legislative power, for example, by delegating an entire head of legislative power. Evatt J offered an example of such a law: ‘The Executive Government may make regulations having the force of law upon the subject of trade and commerce with other countries or among the States’.[10] Abdication is more likely to be found where the legislative power is delegated to a person or body that is not subject to ministerial responsibility or is not a public authority created by Parliament.[11] The rule that a sovereign legislature cannot abdicate its legislative power has also been recognised at common law in Canada and Australia.[12]” (emphasis added)

      ALRC, Delegating Legislative Power: Constitutional limits

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        David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

        Does that mean that “our” ABC should still be subject to ministerial oversight here in Oz?

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          DLK

          the ABC would be a “public authority created by Parliament”
          so the parliament could revoke the ABC’s charter (Howard could have done so when he had a reps/senate majority).

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    Zane

    There is a company in Seattle (where else?) that turns dead humans into compost.

    You can’t get much greener than that.

    Rather them than me 😄.

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    StephenP

    In the past films that were based on malignant persons intent on taking over the world were regarded just as fiction.
    However the present power grab by the WHO at Davos seems to being turning fiction into reality, with countries signing up without a mandate from their populations.
    The Civil? Service in the UK is reportedly markedly anti-Brexit, which might account for the snails pace of implementing it, and they would likely love to have the increased powers presented to them by this treaty.
    Whatever the good intentions supposedly behind the treaty one must consider future changes in politics.
    If, as is commented, China is not keen on the treaty, there must be some caution needed. Their stance on CO2 emmissions must give pause for thought.

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    David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

    Has any Australian at Davos signed anything “on our behalf” ?

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    another ian

    “Neil Oliver, Perhaps it is Time to Pluck the Strutting Peacocks at Davos
    May 28, 2022 | Sundance | 36 Comments”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/05/28/neil-oliver-perhaps-it-is-time-to-pluck-the-strutting-peacocks-at-davos/

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    CHRIS

    Remember…there is an Ethiopian Terrorist in charge of the WHO (I know this from first hand experience). While this is allowed, the WHO has zero credibility.

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