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End of an empire: What if China bought the US President, unleashed a bioweapon and no one cared?

Nearly every decision Joe Biden  has made just happens to be the same as what President Xi would have preferred.

The keystone pipe, energy dependence, the Afghanistan debacle,  the end of tariffs, jailing critics of China, and allowing Chinese companies strategic control and access. Then there’s the Hunter Biden laptop…

It’s excellent to see Tucker packaging this message so well.

Tucker Carlson rips the Biden family’s relationship with China and what it really means for global order

Partial transcript (full copy at the link above)

Last summer, a group of American intelligence analysts working for the U.S. government issued a report on the origins of COVID.These people work at CIA, NSA, a bunch of other agencies, and they concluded that the coronavirus may very well have been manufactured in a lab by the Chinese military.

America has been the dominant power in the world for more than 100 years, since the end of the First World War, when Europe destroyed itself. Empires destroying themselves always pave way for new empires, something we should keep in mind at the moment.

The coronavirus reshuffled the global order. It crushed the American economy. It made China preeminent. If China takes over the world and that appears to be coming, COVID will be one of the main reasons it was able to. So, by definition, you would think we would want to know where COVID came from. That’s a meaningful question, but Joe Biden doesn’t want to know. He ignored the report he ordered. He ignored the findings of his own intelligence agencies. That’s bizarre when you think about it and if you think that’s weird, how about this?

This February, Biden canceled a counter-espionage program called the China Initiative. Now, the point of that program was stopping the rampant threat of our national security secrets by the government of China. But the White House decided to very little fanfare that somehow that program was racist and therefore it had to end. That means the Chinese government can now spy and steal with impunity. Not since Franklin Roosevelt colluded with Joseph Stalin has an American president done anything like that, but Joe Biden didn’t hesitate. And then he kept doing things like this. Now, Biden says he plans to end tariffs against China, tariffs that Donald Trump put in place and that China has been complaining about ever since. And not only is Joe Biden ending tariffs against China, Joe Biden’s Justice Department has just arrested the man responsible for those tariffs. His name is Peter Navarro.

He was the most effective China hawk in the Trump administration. Last month, Peter Navarro was handcuffed at a Washington, D.C. airport and dragged to jail in leg irons. Why? Supposedly because of January 6, but Peter Navarro had literally nothing to do with January 6. He wasn’t even there, but Joe Biden didn’t stop there. Steve Bannon was the other notable voice in the Trump administration, warning about the growing power and malicious intent of the Chinese government. In November of last year, Steve Bannon was also arrested by the Biden Justice Department, also on absurd pretexts. So, take a step back. What’s the message here? Well, it’s unmistakable. Don’t criticize the Chinese government, or we will throw you in jail.

Now, if you happen to be watching all this from Beijing, as Chinese leaders definitely have been, you would be applauding. Joe Biden just arrested your loudest critics. How gratifying is that? Things are going well for you. You already control Canada, whose brain dead, prime minister is effectively a Chinese lackey. Now the most powerful country in the world is doing exactly what you want it to do. You’d be thrilled by this. You’d be especially thrilled to see Joe Biden destroy America’s single greatest asset, which is its domestic energy supply, and make the United States entirely dependent on Chinese technology for wind and solar projects. If you’re the Chinese government, this is the masterstroke. This is the checkmate. Once you control a country’s energy grid, you control that country. And you would know that because you didn’t go to Yale Law School and you know something about reality as a result and by the way, if you’re watching all this from Beijing, you would find it especially amusing to have the president of the United States sell you his country’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, even as he declared oil and gas off-limits to his own population.

The West’s green fixation, and crippled scientific and media organisations are just part of a deep decay.

Read all of it: FoxNews

h/t Bill in AZ and Scott of the Pacific

PS: Our Internet access is almost non-existent today and tomorrow too. Apologies if comment moderation is slow.

 

 

 

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144 comments to End of an empire: What if China bought the US President, unleashed a bioweapon and no one cared?

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    Honk R Smith

    Hope you’re not implying that the laptop … and the alleged business dealings therein … were anything other than Russian disinformation?
    The agencies would never be political.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/521823-50-former-intelligence-officials-warn-ny-post-story-sounds-like-russian/

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    Fuel Filter

    Brilliant!! Thank you, Jo!!

    I especially loved how Tucker said something else you’re not EVER supposed to say.

    The sainted FDR did indeed collude with Stalin with his bag-man, Harry Hopkins.

    You want the entire story? Go buy and read, really read Diana West’s book American Betrayal. And she backs it up with hundreds of well-sourced footnotes.

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    Honk R Smith

    mod?

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    paul courtney

    Looks like the comment board is being run on renewable power for a couple days.

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    Simon

    No, they concluded that COVID-19 might have been an accidental release of an existing virus from a Wuhan lab. There’s no proof though, the wet market is a more likely source. Don’t underestimate how badly COVID has affected the Chinese economy, their policy of elimination is not working. They will struggle to stay out of a full blown recession.

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      RicDre

      I generally agree with what you said, though I would add that they also could find no proof that it came from the wet market.

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      bobby b

      “They will struggle to stay out of a full blown recession.”

      That seems like it would be a small price to pay in exchange for dumping the Western world – their competition, both economically and philosophically – into an even greater recession, and the Chinese leadership has never seemed to me to be that concerned with short-term harm to its people when it can derive long-term benefit.

      Not saying I agree with Carlson’s thinking, but I don’t think the evidence says what you imply, either.

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        Sceptical+Sam

        Chinese leadership has never seemed to me to be that concerned with short-term harm to its people when it can derive long-term benefit.

        Indeed.

        Tiananmen Square comes quickly to mind. But I try to squash it.

        As I do the plight of the Uyghurs.

        And, the gaoling of Australian journalist Ms Cheng Lei and her isolation from Australian diplomatic representatives.

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      James Murphy

      That’s just the problem, isn’t it? In my opinion, the origin or source of this virus should be found, or at least narrowed down to some likely suspects (based on evidence and investigations, not suppositions), yet now, thanks to many parties willing to obfuscate investigations, we will never know.
      I tend to agree with you about the Chinese economy, I think it’s in a bad way, and their obsession with “zero covid” is doing more harm than good – to people, and to the economy, but this doesn’t mean they will act in a reasonable or rational way to avoid economic meltdown, or that they will lose sight of what seems to be their grander expansionist vision.

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        KP

        ‘So , it is agreed it came from Wuhan labs, assisted by French and American input.’
        ‘thanks to many parties willing to obfuscate investigations, we will never know.’

        The second is a result of the first.. Lots of countries are researching how to kill their enemies with a disease and none of them want that exposed to sunlight. There will be no final conclusion about its origins, the same as there will be no crushing of the CDC & the vaccine manufacturers. All well-deserved, but we are not in charge.

        The blending of different races under modern travel may yet be the savior of us!

        The wet market as a likely source.. lol!

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        Civil unrest will be their (CCP) downfall. Youth unemployment is hurtling towards 20% plus. Got to keep the Peasants happy otherwise………..Good night Vienna.

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      Robert Austin

      Simon,
      You don’t actually credit the wet market “dog ate my homework” nonsense, do you? There is little doubt that the Wuhan virus lab was deep into bat viruses and they were also dicking around with risky gain of function manipulation on viruses. Combine that with the destruction of records and the sloppy safety procedures at the Wuhan Institute and you have a smoking gun. Nobody is claiming that the Covid virus was an intentional release. On the other hand, the CPC is malevolent enough to sacrifice its own citizens as “cannon fodder” if it thought it could bring western civilization to its knees.

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      David Maddison

      Simon, President Xi and President Imposter Biden thank you for your ongoing support.

      As for the Chinese people suffering, which they no doubt are, do you really think Xi cares? They can afford to and are prepared to lose hundreds of millions of people to achieve their national objectives and it still won’t significantly reduce their population, percentage wise.

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        Lawrie

        48 million Chinese died in Mao’s Great Leap forward and the Cultural revolution and he did not care. Xi is another Mao and if a few million die to achieve his aim so what, they were probably useless mouths anyway. What does concern me is the way the defenders of liberty (the FBI and DOJ for example) are actively aiding the destruction of the US. Will there ever be retribution? I sincerely hope so or are they so confident that they have rigged the election system that they will be forever in power?

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        Foyle

        China doesn’t have population to spare. A recent data leak of individual details on over a billion chinese by Shanghai Police shows what has long been suspected (and pointed to by myriad other publically available consumption and other highly population correlated indicators) … That official chinese demographics data has been colossally exaggerating numbers of young people and children. https://twitter.com/fuxianyi

        As an indicator of how big a deal this is – Chinas population has already peaked, there are 3 times as many 50 year olds as 5 year olds. Their true population is less than 1.3billion, and women of childbearing age are dropping at a precipitous rate. Removal of one child policy has made no difference. In 30 years time there will be only 1.5 under 65’s for every over 65, and there is still a massive selective abortion male excess of about 10-20%

        India has 3x as many 5 year olds as China.

        https://twitter.com/fuxianyi/status/1545995481138044928/photo/1

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      David Maddison

      Simon, if it was from the wet market, how would you explain the “gain of function” research at the Wuhan lab?

      They were obviously trying to weaponise the virus.

      They knew they could get away with it because the Chicomms have a vast army of supporters like you who will do their whitewashing for them.

      The only thing the Chinese didn’t count on was President Trump questioning the narrative. Had it not been for him, people wouldn’t have even considered the lab leak or bioweapon hypotheses. Sadly, things did not work out well for President Trump, even he had no idea how deep and evil the swamp was or the size of their army of useful idiot supporters.

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      Hanrahan

      Don’t underestimate how badly COVID has affected the Chinese economy, their policy of elimination is not working.

      I don’t underestimate the apparent damage to China’s economy but you should not overestimate the real damage, they still have a +ve GDP and deaths, no matter how many, are no big deal. Chicoms will engineer a famine for political purposes.

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      exsteelworker

      The CCP have zero concerns for their citizens. How many got shot to death in Tiananmen square 100s of 1000s, 30 to 60 million, upper estimate, died during the “great leap backwards” cause nothing forward about communists. Joe Stalin used to sign half a dozen death warrants of 5000 citizens at a time and then have dinner with his wife.
      Communists are scum the earth, murderous barbarians. So simple Simon human rights mean nothing to Xi Jiping nor you.

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      Binny Pegler

      The Chinese economy was a house of cards. A reset was going to happen, Covid is the perfect cover.
      It’s also the perfect cover to crack down on any dissent, and reassert control over an increasingly independent thinking population.

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      Jeremy Poynton

      They found NO traces of Covid there.

      Given the number of patents on parts of the virus, what else could it have been but a lab escape, deliberate or otherwise. The Chinese would happily sacrifice millions of their people if it gave them more global power. Who remembers Mao?

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    John Galt III

    Tucker Carlson is a one man hit squad. For 1 hour – 5 nights a week he reports on every crooked thing the Democrats are doing. Then (3) Days a week he as another show “Tucker Carslon Today” where he interviews one person for one hour each and let’s them talk. Right now my wife and I are watching Eva Vlaardingerbroek who the Dutch should be proud of as she is fearless. The funny thing is that the Democrats admit to watching him. I’m amazed that Biden has had him arrested.

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      MR166

      I like Tucker quite a bit also! I will admit though that I do not understand his stance on the Russia/Ukraine war. But then again George Soros is on the side of the Ukraine so I am Totally confused.

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        Custer Van Cleef

        Soros will do whatever he can to get Tucker cancelled.

        Anyone remember Glen Beck? He was at Fox News around 15 years ago.
        For a week or two, he ran daily segments exposing Soros’ tentacles throughout western society.

        Well, that was the end of Beck!
        People allied to Soros began a mass-emailing campaign to get Beck fired, on the grounds that criticizing Soros was antisemitic.
        The Rupert Murdoch run Fox organization capitulated, and thus we got an early example of ‘cancel culture’.

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          Chris

          Glen Beck has his own show on Blaze. He is a very outspoken critic of the Biden Administration. He went to Afganistation during the American withdrawal and helped Americans and Afgans who worked for the Americans get out of the country. His figures as to how many Americans were left behind far exceeds anything put out by the WH and the mainstream media.

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            GreatAuntJanet

            Glen’s reports are better than Tucker’s and more pointy. Great voice. I really enjoy his long form interviews with all sorts of people too.

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      Hanrahan

      Did Tucker replace O’Reilly when the left had him canned? If so a classic case of the need to be careful what you wish for.

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      Gerry

      Watching Eva for an hour can’t be hard work

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    MR166

    China “Owns” much more than the figurehead Biden. They own the entire Democratic Party and quite a few Rinos too. It has been 10s of years since Congress put US interests first.

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    Sean

    China plays the long game. Don’t blame Biden for this one. Start with base materials that products are made with. 60% of Al and steel come from China. They control 80% of polysilicon for solar cells and probably a greater portion of rare earths. This dominance was developed over the last 20 years. Face it, the west couldn’t go to war with China unless China was willing to sell the west the raw materials to do it.

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    mwhite

    Off topic but,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GmYQRqMFFQ

    Victims of the Vax

    GB news -(Mark Steyn | Wednesday 13th July)

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    David Maddison

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9556415/China-preparing-WW3-biological-weapons-six-years-investigators-say.html

    China was preparing for a Third World War with biological weapons – including coronavirus – SIX years ago, according to dossier produced by the People’s Liberation Army in 2015 and uncovered by the US State Department

    By Tom Pyman For Mailonline and Mark Nicol Diplomacy Editor For The Daily Mail
    07:47 08 May 2021, updated 15:00 08 May 2021

    [..]

    Chinese scientists have been preparing for a Third World War fought with biological and genetic weapons including coronavirus for the last six years, according to a document obtained by US investigators.

    The bombshell paper, accessed by the US State Department, insists they will be ‘the core weapon for victory’ in such a conflict, even outlining the perfect conditions to release a bioweapon, and documenting the impact it would have on ‘the enemy’s medical system’.

    [..]

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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    David Maddison

    https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/china/china-discussed-weaponising-coronaviruses-before-pandemic-predicted-ww3-with-bio-weapons.html

    Last Updated: May 08, 2021 19:17 IST
    EXPLOSIVE | China discussed weaponising coronaviruses before pandemic, predicted WW3 with bio-weapons

    Describing SARS coronaviruses as heralding a “new era of genetic weapons”, China’s scientists claimed the viruses could be “artificially manipulated”.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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    Geoffrey Williams

    Surely you mean ‘biden has not had him arrested’
    But it’s a free country . .

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    William Astley

    There is zero evidence that covid was natural. Something is happening now in China. China is currently hurting their economy and people by their covid policy. Why? China has installed and staffed, hundreds of thousands of permanent viral testing sites in China to enable the testing of the entire Chinese population, multi times per week. Why? China has purchased millions of virus isolating suits for staff who work in viral testing sites and for personal who China has hired to isolate buildings and regions of where there were detected covid cases. Why?

    China was purchased and installed citizen identification and tracking software which would be required to isolate their entire population from a deadly virus. China is forcing all staff currently to wear the virus isolating suits and is now testing and optimizing their viral isolation and tracking systems.

    There were 261 cases of the Omicron covid versions detected in China today. China is now forcing all citizens to test for covid if there are any cases in their district or city. China is now forcing the isolation of buildings if there are any covid cases in the building. China is forcing the isolation of anyone who was in the vicinity of a known covid infected person. Every other country is based on biological facts and risks logically, ‘living’ with Omicron. Omicron is as contagious as small pox and as deadly as the flu.

    China it appears is preparing for the release of a version of Ebola that is as contagious as covid, in the near future.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00022-2

    New Ebola-like virus found in a Chinese bat’s liver

    https://www.reuters.com/world/china/shanghai-sweats-over-small-nagging-covid-outbreak-already-damaging-economy-2022-07-13/

    Shanghai sweats over small, but stubborn COVID outbreak already hampering economy

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      KP

      “China has installed and staffed, hundreds of thousands of permanent viral testing sites in China to enable the testing of the entire Chinese population, multi times per week. Why?”

      They know America is about to take revenge..

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    Penguinite

    In the following segment of the same program, Tucker Carlson was also very revealing with CCP, UN and NWO operatives, in collusion, surreptitiously sucking-in several African and Pacific nations and coercing them into penury with the promise of “money” provided they ceased using oil and gas to generate energy. All in the name of climate change and zero carbon!

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    another ian

    Around this area

    A refugee from Canada

    “Viva Frei, from Boca Raton”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/07/13/viva-frei-in-boca-raton/

    https://youtu.be/a6mD-DkDXFg

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    Neville

    I think the use of bio weapons would be a disaster for every country unless the perpetrator already possessed a vaccine (or whatever) before launching it on their enemies.
    If this protection was available to the aggressor it could possibly lead to a quick victory. Who knows and let’s hope we never have to find out?
    But in the meantime the OECD countries are doing their best to weaken their defenses by trying to change to the TOXIC, UNRELIABLE S&W idiocy.
    Perhaps the EU are starting to wake up but we’ll need to see what happens over the next year or more before we could be confident that these donkeys really understand very simple logic and reason.
    I’ll be surprised if they do wake up, but I’ve been wrong before and we don’t know whether the people may finally turn on them and bring about change at the ballot box.
    Only time will tell.

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      Daffy

      I wouldn’t think the PRC government would care about its population, as long as the top cadres of the party are safe, all OK.

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        Hanrahan

        I’ve said it before, without any response, that China would think a nuclear war with USA where they “only” lost a few hundred million but the US was destroyed would be considered a win/win,

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        Gerry

        It’s not just the top cadres …it’s the people propping up the top cadres …the money sources ie top businessmen……they can’t maintain their wealth and power without trade and economies worldwide ..

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    Daffy

    Tucker: “tariffs that Donald Trump put in place”. Tariffs are imposed, not ‘put in place’. Use big boy language Tucker.

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    Peter Fitzroy

    China Buys Biden
    Russia Buys Trump
    Defence Buys Both Parties
    Guns Buy Republicans
    Phama Buys Democrats

    All true (if you believe the first, then it is logical to believe the rest)

    US Politics, buy now, pay later

    [Lots of speculation there. Causal or sequential Bandwagon Fallacy. Nice try. – LVA]

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      Peter, you wouldn’t know what logic was if it bombed you…

      If we show you a container-ship of evidence that China is controlling Biden, how is it logical to “believe” Russia buys Trump with no evidence at all? Isn’t it more logical that China wants you to believe Russia bought Trump, because, you know, motive, opportunity, fake investigations, and Trump was the biggest threat to China’s growth of any US political leader since Reagan.

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        Isn’t it more logical that Russia wants you to believe China bought Biden, because, you know, motive, opportunity, fake news, and Biden was the biggest threat to Russia’s growth of any US political leader since Reagan.

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          b.nice

          Parrot ? Norwegian Blue ?

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          b.nice

          You do know that Biden will inspire Russia’s growth, don’t you.

          Biden is so incompetent, that everything he does has a contrary effect to what he thinks he intends.

          Biden is absolutely ZERO threat to Russia.

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      b.nice

      Absolutely ZERO evidence that Russia brought Trump in any way what so ever,

      Plenty of evidence that Trump was NOT on Russia’s side whatsoever, he criticised them regularly about a myriad of things.

      MASSIVE evidence that the Chinese OWN Biden

      Stop making up garbage to support your junk ideology.

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      Mike

      If Russia had bought Trump, why did they invade Crimea when Obama was president and wait until Biden was president to invade Ukraine?

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    cadger

    Watching Fox news

    The Durham investigation has issued multiple subpoenas to various unnamed.

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    Philip

    Oh it is a deep decay alright. Deep deep. Nothing unusual about it. They all go down in the end, why would this be any different ?

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    Hunter Biden and China. Sigh. Why buy into the diversion stories on the media that is ignoring the jan 6 investigation? Just follow the lead sheep Jo.

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      Honk R Smith

      Look … squirrel!

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      cadger

      ignoring the jan 6 investigation?

      Two words.

      Ratings disaster

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        On Fox it is. They have no stomach for challenging their audience with anything other than the usual narrative.

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          b.nice

          The Jan 6 kangaroo court is great play acting and theater… a farce without a doubt.

          Just for the gullible in a vain attempt to keep Trump away from saving the US.

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            el+gordo

            It may not been in vain, Donald’s fingerprints are all over it.

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              b.nice

              A democrat set-up. A well scripted play. !

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                GlenM

                To be sure. Unfortunately Trump is a pariah amongst establishment politicians. Erratic he can be, but I believe he can be the saviour of the US. You can’t be sure about anything.

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                el+gordo

                Possibly, but the end result will see him banished to the political wilderness.

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                GreatAuntJanet

                GlenM – to be a pariah amongst establishment politicians is a shining recommendation as far as I am concerned. Had enough of those worldwide. The pandemic activies have shown their true colours.

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      bobby b

      No one needs to draw attention away from the supposed Jan 6 revolution. It is boring. It is meaningless. Unwell people in buffalo hats took selfies in restricted places. Trump was angry and said some stuff, but not to the buffalo hat people. Surprise! – Trump was uncivil and impolite! – news at 11:00!

      It didn’t matter, and it still doesn’t matter. It is Democrat cheerleading, an attempt to draw attention away from real life, which Biden et al. are effing up completely. For you to complain that people are drawing attention away from a farce designed to draw attention away from reality is . . . well, it doesn’t say good things about your intentions or good-faith actions.

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    Custer Van Cleef

    The West can defeat the Red Dragon with tariffs.

    And don’t let them buy ANY strategic assets, or land & buildings, or anything to do with infrastructure.

    They can buy Goods & Services and THAT’S IT.

    Time to knock their expansion into the Pacific (Solomon Islands, Kiribas) on the head, as well.

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      Time to knock their expansion into the Pacific (Solomon Islands, Kiribas) on the head, as well.

      At least the Australian government has started to take this seriously. We’ve had too many years of taking the Pacific for granted.

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        Ronin

        “At least the Australian government has started to take this seriously. We’ve had too many years of taking the Pacific for granted.”

        That’s true, too little too late.
        You have to marvel at them cosying up to the biggest polluters on the planet.

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          I get a lot of red thumbs for writing true things. The more thumbs the truer it is I reckon.

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            robert rosicka

            No you get a lot of green thumbs when you post something that’s true !

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            el+gordo

            Ah yes, the collective unconscious.

            I totally agree that ‘We’ve had too many years of taking the Pacific for granted.’

            Beijing only has to walk into the room with money to gamble on depressed states, goodwill and all that. Everyone is up in arms because of old ideologies, Beijing is only counting votes in the UN so they can get Taiwan back without firing a shot.

            Our Pacific neighbours won’t be ignored in future, which is precisely what Premier Xi intended.

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            b.nice

            Except it wasn’t true….. so you got lots of red thumbs, as deserved.

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            Gee Aye : ” I get a lot of red thumbs for writing true things . The more thumbs the truer it is I reckon ”

            Here are two samples of Gee Ayes exchanges with me on Joannes blog that make a mockery of his self serving nonsense :

            In the comments thread under Jo’s March 2022 blog article ‘ There were Bigger Floods and Rain bombs in the 1800’s ” ,Gee Aye implied extreme precipitation events [ rain bombs ] and floods – or Brisbanes flood history ‘- are one and “the same thing ” I informed Gee Aye that the phenomena are distinguishable by any credible atmospheric scientist or hydrologist and clearly differentiated in the Sharma et al publication : ” If Precipitation Extremes Are Increasing Why Aren’t Floods “? No further response on his part .

            Gee Aye wrote this on June 2 ,2022 11.39 am : ” Woke can now mean anything you don’t like or agree with. Just a reminder of its original meaning now totally trashed ” …..’alert to injustice in society especially racism ” I replied that ‘Woke ‘ is not some amorphously interpretible Humpty Dumpty land term that can mean anything you want it to mean ,nor is his definition that closely resembles the 2017 Oxford English Dictionary entry [ ‘alert to racial or social discrimination ‘ ] the words original meaning ” …..The provenance of the idiom ‘Woke ‘ as defined in William M Kelley’s 1962 essay on the lexicon of black American idiom and vernacular ‘If You’re Woke You Dig It ” – long before modern identity politics and intersectionalist ideology – defines Woke as ‘ well informed , up to date ” In other words a synonym for erudite and wise . The older etymology simply defines woke as ‘past tense of wake ” and as Helen Pluckrose
            highlighted , Wokeness also has its origins in the Marxist concept of ‘false consciousness’ Take your pick – you are wrong either way …Once again, no refuation on Gee Ayes part. I guess he was too heartened by the multiple red thumbs down notifications .Mindful of shadow banning and ‘like farming ‘ the thumbs up and alternately down notifications are meaningless anyway .What matters is the substance of ones arguments

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              I know where to stay rent free now

              [I know where you can’t!]AD

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                So Gee Aye, are you here for an honest conversation, because that reply suggests not, and your answer to this matters…

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                I am not going to reply to a dishonest (repeated) question. Mr Hamish has given no context so for me to reply “honestly” requires that I do all the work of providing links etc. I am quite comfortable for anyone to summarily dismiss unsupported claims.

                In a more recent topic you made a comment about needing a book in order to address research or other published items that make 10-20 claims rather than 2-3. This is not true. If the claims are unsupported (which they most certainly are for that volume of claims) you don’t need to do anything as it is up to the claimant to make a proper case. They need to write the book.

                This site is full of comments that are just claims, that when challenged, invoke the lame and childish rebuttal of, “you can’t disprove it can you”.

                I went to the moon yesterday.

                [And, you didn’t answer the question, either. Simply argumentative and dismissive. – LVA]

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                And Gee Aye, we are not demanding you pay us your money to change the weather and stop the storms. You are. The burden of evidence is on your team. You are the ones making the big claims. We are simply saying the climate is mostly doing what it always has and are asking “where is the evidence”.

                The fact that you still can’t provide any despite billions of dollars in research in the last 20 years says quite a lot.

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              Ok LVA here is a complete rebuttal. The context

              SH: That is the Brisbane flood history . Ken Stewart divulged the rain bomb data acknowledged by Joanne Nova : ” Ken Stewart went looking for lost rain bombs and found them “

              Me: It is the same thing.

              SH mistakenly (and I admit the comment could have been made more precise) thought I meant that floods and rain events are the same. In fact I meant that the ABC article I linked to was revealing, using mostly the same data sources that the Brisbane weather event of the day was nothing new. He then went off on a tangent. The preceding paragraph puts that context

              me: Ken Stwart didn’t unearth it. The ABC did this more than a year ago. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-16/brisbane-flood-history-should-not-take-people-by-surprise/13051826

              Note that the BOM graph featured in this article is almost the same as featured at the top of Jo’s blog and attributed with thanks to Ken.

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          GlenM

          Whilst sucking up to Australia in order to promote their climate doom. Really, climate-change an existential threat….!

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          Dennis

          Conveniently ignored was the 2019 decision by the Morrison Government to stop donating Australian taxpayer’s monies to “UN Green Funds” and instead using that foreign aid money to fund Pacific nations for projects deemed to be of merit.

          Funding to Pacific nations from Australia and from New Zealand has been part of the relationships for a very long time and includes patrolling of oceans and assistance for natural disasters. Recently Australia sent Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force personnel to assist the Solomon Islands deal with civil unrest and related law and order issues following a request for that assistance by the Government of the Solomon Islands.

          It has become obvious that the IPCC climate hoax has encouraged at least some Pacific nation governments to ask for more funding on the basis that they need to deal with climate change problems, but long time past research has shown that the islands are actually gaining in area, some are not but they are coral based. One of the Universities of New Zealand has been researching ocean rise or fall for decades.

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          Kalm Keith

          Enough,

          we should spend that money upgrading and strengthening our defense systems.

          Let the Pacific Ungrateful Islands do what our nation used to do before we were WEF’d, WHO’d, isolated, VaXXed, de-industrialised and effectively disenfranchised:

          W O R K.

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        Dennis

        The Labor Spin Doctors and their left leaning media parrots cannot be believed, they simply distort facts.

        For example, the new Minister for Defence recently criticised the Morrison Government’s $2.1 billion naval partrol boat gifts to Pacific nations, built in Australia by Austal.

        Some of the patrol boats have warranty problems that Austal have been investigating since late in 2021 after being advised, for example exhaust system leakage noting that the Diesel engines and equipment are supplied for Austal to install.

        But somehow the Australian Federal Government is responsible for the faults?

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          el+gordo

          Its ok, small beer, we’ll pick up the tab. Best keep our friends happy or they may go cap in hand to Beijing.

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            KP

            ” or they may go cap in hand to Beijing”

            Great idea! Let them be a liability to the Chinese while we reduce Govt spending until we don’t have to borrow.

            Pacific Govts will drop us at the first opportunity to earn more money from some other Govt, they are run by politicians after all.

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    Neville

    So what are the Treason laws as they apply in the USA? So far it could be argued that one very prominent US family could be skating on very thin ice . Here’s a quote from the Wiki article and the link…..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treason_laws_in_the_United_States

    “Treason laws in the United States”

    “In the United States, there are both federal and state laws prohibiting treason.[1] Treason is defined on the federal level in Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution as: “levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” Most state constitutions include similar definitions of treason, specifically limited to levying war against the state, “adhering to the enemies” of the state, or aiding the enemies of the state, and requiring two witnesses or a confession in open court.[2] Fewer than 30 people have ever been charged with treason under these laws”.[3]

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      MR166

      Neville you can add a whole bunch of others to your list. You can add many members of the media and our educational system. They are not even trying to hide the fact that they are waging a war against everything that the US stands for.

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      Forrest Gardener

      Enemy of the state? Some evil people have thought long and hard about how to subvert anything and everything in their quest for power.

      The first thing any coup leader does after they take power is to declare the previous leadership to be enemies of the state.

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    Climate Heretic

    Biden does not have full cognitive functions, because he has dementia.

    The administration behind him are controlling him.

    Visit https://theconservativetreehouse.com/ If you want to know what really is going on.

    Regards
    Climate Heretic

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      David Maddison

      The strategy to get rid of Biden now is not Biden’s dementia, which the Left refuse to acknowledge but his age.

      This is a clever strategy from the evil perspective of the DemocRATs because if the age issue applies to Biden, then the logic is that it applies to Trump as well who is about the same age (Trump is three years younger but will be about the same age in Presidency as Biden).

      However everyone ages differently. Biden is simply not able to function but Trump remains high functioning and should be good for the next Presidential term when he will be from 78 through 82.

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      BrianTheEngineer

      Pretty sure the admin behind him have dementia too.

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      Old Goat

      All USA politicians are part of the swamp because that is where they have to operate . They may not start that way , but they end that way . To succeed in politics in the USA you have to have lots of money and the support of the MSM. As far as I can tell the swamp also includes most of the beaurocracy and all of the oligarchs . Anyone who is in opposition to the swamp has bad things happen to them . If the judicial system was working properly most of the swamp would be in jail or facing capital punishment . The pile of bodies from the covid debacle will probably be dwarfed by what’s to come if the USA continues on its present course .

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    George McFly......I'm your density

    “The West’s green fixation, and crippled scientific and media organisations….”

    Very well put Jo.

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    John Hultquist

    Joe Biden was chosen by the Democratic Party to defeat Trump and Biden’s VP was chosen because of her sex and color. She slammed him hard in a primary appearance but still got nowhere with her own campaign. If there is anyone that thought JB could be a good president, that person has long since crawled under a rock.
    JB’s advisors and appointees are attuned to the same Democrats that overlooked the failings of both JB & KH.
    There is no need to blame all this on the leaders of China, even though it works for them.
    Progressive and “woke” Democrats are the evil. Focus!

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      Forrest Gardener

      Pretty close John, but don’t eliminate China’s government from consideration altogether.

      Let’s suppose I have very deep pockets and want to control the US presidency. The first thing I would do would be to get the president on the hook with some blackmail material. Something like paying his son a small fortune in something corrupt.

      Or maybe I would sucker the US government into funding biological research labs. For best effect they would be in China or the Ukraine. And then I would release a virus from the very research labs the US funded.

      To paraphrase the mafia, nice presidency you’ve got there. It would be a shame if anything was to happen to it.

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      John , Kamala Harris was chosen as Biden’s running mate and Vice President as an insurance policy ..If any accident or unfortunate circumstance deposed Biden or he died in office, someone more radically extreme than Biden would assume the presidency

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    Zane

    I’m pretty sure they invented the pandemic to remove Trump from office. If any virus was a public health threat why did they allow Antifa and BLM to riot all summer long? Had Hillary gotten in in 2016 as they planned, would democrat Fauci have unleashed Covid? I think not, but we’ll never know. Generally uniparty deep-state politics in the US is as follows: the Dems get their 8 years then the RINOs take a turn for 8 years and everyone is happy and making money. But Hillary’s greed and ambition for the presidency got in the way of business as usual. Trump emerged. They let him run because they thought he had no chance. They miscalculated. Enter the bat virus.

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      Forrest Gardener

      Agreed Zane, but I think that is only one thread in a huge gordian knot.

      And as a side effect Trump gave lots of bad guys in the US government an excuse so that they no longer even pretend to be a government of the people by the people for the people.

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        Forrest Gardener

        Sigh. I’ve kicked the tripwire again. If anybody has any idea what thoughtcrime I’ve committed this time please let me know.

        [Auto filter is a bit over active so if anyone gets caught please be patient we are approving them as quick as we can.]AD

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        Zane

        Somebody needs to subpoena Jeffrey Epstein’s ghost to appear before a grand jury and give evidence. 😄

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    Ronin

    Biden arrives in Tel Aviv and promptly claims ” We should keep alive the honour of the Holocaust”.

    Well done Joe, way to go. !

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      “I hope the powers that be have a bloody good watch on traffic incoming from Bali”

      I assume some of them are busily importing Foot & Mouth as we speak.. You will eat bugs, not steak or lamb chops remember..

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    Ross

    China has been waging a war against the west for probably at least 20 years, maybe 30. Us dummies in the west just didn’t realise it. They are using their natural advantages to wage this war. Big population, lack of democracy, low labor costs etc. Up until 2016 they were winning battle after battle, including the Climate wars. Climate wars – yep, China just keeps pumping out CO2 emissions until the cows come home, but the rest of you, nope, wreck your economies and freeze in the dark. Then Mr Trump started to fight back and was actually starting to take back some territory. Those tariffs were starting to bite hard along with the general anti China rhetoric made public by the US administration. The Chinese have just fought back and have regained the ground lost during 2016-2020 and are at present winning the energy battle. They’re buying up every fossil fuel source they can get their hands on and at very cheap prices thanks to the Ukraine/Russian conflict. All being done in plain view, pretty well like everything they do.

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    DOC

    Look at the attempted coup on the Trump Presidency, based on the fraudulent dossier and seemingly supported with the connivance of most of the institutions designed to protect the USA, and one gets the idea about why the Democrats of the Obama years were so agitated. Trump had stopped them in their tracks. Stopped from What?

    Sit back and look at what has happened since the Democrats ‘won’ the Presidency.

    They are making haste now, with no letup, hoping to have completed the switch of America from a hugely successful capitalist State to a deeply depressed socialist State with no chance of a quick reversion after the midterm elections this year. They are destroying just about every major structure that forms the backbone of America. Even SCOTUS is under attack, with personal attacks against its members and encouragement of the rabid left extremists to make the lives of its serving Justices hell.

    The people are grumbling but there is to be no retreat by those running Biden. The Feds and the Democrat State governments are relentless. There is the breakdown of Law and order, the early release or non charging of major criminals, the emptying of prisons, the attacks on the police forces, the backing of riots to the point of destruction of buildings and large and small businesses, the wokism disease through everything – especially education from the youngest years – to split the people. The southern border is open to all comers and they are then distributed without notification in the middle of the night to whatever States the federal government wishes to send them. Inflation at 9+%.

    The energy system, probably the core at the heart of any successful nation is being dismantled by reversal of Trump’s policies. Emergency reserves of gasoline, supposedly to assist with dropping the price of US gasoline, were shipped to a Chinese company with Hunter Biden relationships. Instead of using their own fossil fuel industry with its massive resources, Biden shut down its expansion on day 1 of his Presidency. He seeks – I wonder if he really does seek it – to get fossil fuels from each of the notional enemies of the USA. He promises more renewables as a sop which we and Europe have seen already is not up to the job. Anything but solve the problem!

    The US Military with its wokist leaders, is pushing as many people in uniform as possible out of the armed forces using lack of COVID-19 vaccinations or using matters of speech not woke enough to be tolerated. The same conditions are also the most likely to make enlistments out of favour. One has to question what military planning looks like under these people. Two ways to look at the Afghanistan retreat and leaving behind $80B of armaments. One, it was the true indicator of the level of competence of the USA military leadership. Or second, it was a means of depleting the US arms inventory just as is happening with the attacks on the US emergency fuel reserves. This matter is made worse – as now recognised by the military establishment – by the sending of billions of dollars worth of US armaments to Ukraine. The inventory cleanout is becoming dangerous to the USA itself. There was the report from China of its chasing off a US warship in the South China Sea (denied by the US).

    All this violent change to the USA function and structure is surely not simply due to incompetence. Against that is the total absence of doing anything to fix matters, although it was suggested on Hannity today that an investigation into the Democrat leadership shows there to be an appalling lack of experience in running any business or management of much outside of politics. Unfortunately, looking at the same political push for renewables, despite obvious disasters following those policies from around the world, as we see here, doesn’t gel with politicians having the wellbeing of their own nations at heart. They simply cannot be that totally blind and dumb.

    People have to start questioning whether the climate really is the problem or is it a convenience to hide the determined destruction of Western structures being used to march in the great reset. This is so loved by the European elites that it may appeal to our own sychophantic politicians. They may see a place for themselves on the benches of power in such a move. Have national politics been subverted to serving not the people that elected them but to serve in the undemocratic power structures idealised by the European elites. The failures of those elites to even be able to look after their own national interests, like depending on gas supplies from their enemies, seems to be totally overlooked by our own politicians. Nothing like self-interest, greed and ego to build a mess for everyone else.

    [DOC, plenty of good stuff here. Best if future ones are broken into several comments.]ED

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      DOC

      Thanks. I agree, it’s very long , but had to get it off my chest. I’m deeply concerned with where the West seems to be sleep walking it’s way into a big defeat at the hands of a few people who consider their ideas of how the world will be run to be totally superior to those of everyone else on the planet. They are leading the Western democracies into servitude overseen by themselves ie the great reset.
      ‘You will own nothing, have no worries about making a living. You will be happy!’
      They sound exactly like CCP automatons – or even like Xi himself. It’s little different to the USA. It all sounds so crazy that the electorate ignores what it is told directly before the election. All the story was get rid of Trump. Yet Biden, held in solitude pre election, told the electorate exactly what he planned to do, and that promise he is fulfilling now. People ‘voted for it’, not believing or perhaps ignoring what was promised. We now have the epitome of the saying ‘ Elections have consequences’. It’s one time politicians told the truth . Maybe that’s why voters ignored them.

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      Kalm Keith

      Thanks Doc, I read the whole thing.

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      Kalm Keith

      We have been WEF’d, WHO’d, isolated, VaXXed, de-industrialised and effectively disenfranchised:
      we are now Slaves.

      W O R K, which once was the core of western civilization, has been replaced by WOKE.

      Rattle those chains!

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    JB

    The pandemic was almost certainly US biowarfare, with China set up as patsy. It began here:
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    https://www.ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-library/abstracts/expanded-biodefense-role-national-institutes-health

    Expanded Biodefense Role for the National Institutes of Health
    NCJ Number 194395
    Author(s)
    Anthony Fauci M.D.
    Date Published April 2000

    … Dr. Fauci states that the goal within the next 20 years is to have “BUG TO DRUG” WITHIN 24 HOURS. …
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    Can anyone say “Test”—of this elegant business model for Big Pharma in our wonderful new age of synthetic biology?

    Fauci, Peter Daszak, and Ralph Baric, all involved up to their eyeballs, IMO.

    Fauci’s agency, NIAID is co-owner of the Moderna vaccine. Moderna had vaccine candidates ready to go in early December 2019 and shared them with Baric’s lab. WHY?

    Plus, at least 4 of the vaccines have ‘stabilized’ spike proteins in them, previously developed by and licensed from the NIH. It’s all a giant money-making scheme for the NIH.

    C’mon people, get a clue.

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      Sure US was involved absolutely, but if China was merely a patsy why did it resist all investigations, destroy all the samples (and some starting as early as Sept 2019?)

      If it was clean it would have wanted to blame USA 100%.

      Two can play these games and both will blame the other.

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    CHRIS

    China a patsy? What utter rubbish. COVID 19 started in Wuhan…end of story.

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    Biden is the Manchurian Candidate.

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