Why Does Thailand Have Such a Low Incidence of COVID-19 Deaths?

In the following video a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases for a major group of hospitals in Thailand explains why the country has so few deaths from the Wuhan Coronavirus compared with most other countries.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Sderot: Day Two

Below is MC’s report on the second day of the Hamas missile attack on Sderot (and points north). Previously: Day One.

Sderot: Day Two

by MC

It was a noisy night. Early this morning we had three volleys come in, the first of about a dozen missiles which all missed, and a second volley where Iron Dome took out those on course to hit the city.

Sderot is one of the best-protected of Israeli cities, last time I went down to the site last week; there were three Iron Dome Launchers.

They (Hamas) have dared to fire missiles at Tel Aviv — the left-wing bubble. So now it gets serious, one cannot befoul the sacred socialist ground of secular Israel without consequences.

Politically it is all up in the air — we await government action, but government is in flux. The politicians don’t want Bibi Netanyahu to be Prime Minister, even though his party got the largest chunk of the vote. I assume that the next step will be the concentrating of forces around Gaza. The buildup to another limited invasion which will kick the can down the road.

The New York Times is distorting things, as usual. Although the excuse is supposedly about Muslims paying rent to Jews in East Jerusalem, it is really about the supposed ‘election’ in the Palestinian Authority areas which the PA cancelled when they realized they were going to lose. Cancelling the election means that Hamas has to make a show of force, and here we are.

Because the Biden administration is weak, and limited by the innate anti-Semitism of a woke Democratic party, Hamas can attack Israel to demonstrate its worthiness to lead the Palestinian cause. Some people find it very difficult to understand that it only takes one bully to make a war. The victim is then forced to defend or surrender/appease.

Israel cannot surrender and cannot appease. Nobody wants six million Jewish refugees, and there is no point in doing a deal with any Muslim because they are not bound by deals with infidels.

So Hamas picks the soft target, and hopes that world public opinion will keep Israel on a short leash. Ireland is already playing the game, and I am sure others will soon follow.

In the meantime we find Hamas firing an anti-tank missile at a military Jeep across the border, killing one person and injuring two more. This would be a war crime — except that those killed are Jews, so it does not matter to the deep state swamp monsters.

Can one imagine Cuba sending missiles over to Florida? What would President Trump do? What would ‘President’ Biden do?

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Open Letter From Active-Duty French Soldiers: “Civil unrest is simmering in France and you know it perfectly well”

Below is a second open letter from members of the French military, this time from active-duty servicemen and -women. It takes courage to sign one’s name to such a document and be willing to face the disciplinary consequences.

This letter serves as a sequel to one signed by retired generals that was published a couple of weeks ago. The text was once again posted at Valeurs Actuelles. It’s not clear how many signatories it had, but I’ve read that there were 2,000.

Once again we owe a debt of gratitude to Nathalie for the translation:

Mr President,
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ministries, members of Parliament, general officers, and to all whom it may concern

The seventh stanza of La Marseillaise[1], known as “the children’s stanza” is no longer sung, though it has much to teach us. Let it speak for itself:

“For when we enlist as soldiers, our elders will have departed
There, shall we find their dust and the traces of their virtues
We hanker less to survive them than share their resting place
We shall have the sublime pride of avenging them or joining them in death”

Our elders are combatants who have earned respect. They are, for example, those old warriors whose honour you have trampled in the past few weeks. It is those thousands upon thousands who served France, who signed a tribune full of common sense, those soldiers who gave the best years of their lives to defend our freedom, obeying your orders, to wage your wars or implement your budgetary restrictions, whose honour you have defiled even when the people of France offered them their full support. Those people who fought against all the enemies of France; you called them factious when their only crime was to love their country and weep over her all too obvious decline.

In those conditions, it behooves us who have recently entered into a military career to step into the limelight and tell the truth and nothing but the truth.

We are those whom the news outlets named the “Generation of Fire[2]“. We are military men and women, on active duty, from all ranks and forces and with the widest range of opinions, and we love our country. This is our only pride. And even as the law forbids us to express ourselves openly, nonetheless we cannot remain silent.

Afghanistan, Mali, the Central African Republic, or elsewhere, a number of us has come under enemy fire. Some have lost comrades. They have risked their skins to destroy the Islamic foe you bend over backwards to accommodate on our soil.

Most of us have taken part in Operation Sentinel[3]. We saw with our own eyes the abandoned “banlieues”[4]; we have witnessed the permissive tolerance of the authorities for crime and delinquency. We have been targeted by several religious communities who sought to use us as their own instrument and for whom France means nothing, nothing but an object of derision, something to be loathed and even hated.

We marched on the 14th of July[5] in the military parade. And for months the authorities demanded that we be wary of this well-meaning, diverse crowd, which was cheering us because we represent them; we were forbidden to wear our uniforms whilst on the streets, making us into potential victims, on a soil we are nonetheless perfectly able to defend.

Yes, our elders are right, and their whole letter is right, in its entirety. We witness the violence in our cities and in our villages. We can see communitarianism[6] becoming entrenched in the public space and in public debates. We can see the hatred of France and her history becoming the norm.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/11/2021

A gunman entered a school in the Russian city of Kazan, in Tatarstan, and began shooting, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens of others before he was subdued and detained. He is reportedly a 19-year-old former student of the school, who vowed on social media to kill a lot of people.

Meanwhile, the East Coast Pipeline shutdown has caused disruptions in the supply of gasoline in the eastern United States, prompting panic buying among the citizenry. Fortunately, my tank was full when the crisis began, so I’m OK for the time being.

In other news, police fined lockdown violators in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, England, and Thailand.

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Och, the Puir Wee Bairns of Hamburg!

The following report from Politically Incorrect discusses the criminal depredations of gangs of very young children in Hamburg. It’s important to note that these violent, feral kids are gypsies, and not Muslims or Africans.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation:

Hamburg: “Children’s gangs” make the headlines — who are the perpetrators?

by Manfred W. Black

Very special attacks — even on eight-year-olds — are currently making headlines again in Hamburg. The very young perpetrators usually target money and cell phones. It is not uncommon for their victims to be brutally beaten. The media usually call these criminal groups “children’s gangs” (Hamburger Abendblatt ). Background information on the robbers is completely lacking in most of the media.

Practically all of these gang members come from families with a migration background. Many of them belong to the large group of “unaccompanied minor refugees” who have come to the country from the Orient, Africa or Eastern Europe.

Costs of up to €8,000 — per person and per month

“Unaccompanied young refugees” cost the local state — depending on the federal state — because of the socio-educational all-round care in special apartments, between €4,000 and €8,000 per person, per month. There are well over 40,000 of these foreign young people nationwide. Around 5,000 in Hamburg.

Most of these minors are between 14 and 18 years old, reported the Deutschlandfunk. Meaning: Quite a few of these “young people” state that they are younger than 14 years. These “child perpetrators” can repeatedly become active criminals in Germany without having to fear a serious punishment.

Age information may not be checked

At the beginning of May, the Abendblatt wrote on its front page about gangs of children, especially around the neighborhood of Hamburg-St. Pauli, who attack other children and cause great fears there. According to witnesses the perpetrators are often only ten or eleven years old.

In many cases, however, it has already been established that these “children” are in reality considerably older than they indicate. Since no papers are allegedly available, the age information cannot be verified because forensic age examinations are generally not allowed in Germany for foreigners.

“Children” attack children

“Child robbers” often use brute force. In one case, their victims, two children, were only eight years old. The most recent attack on two eight-year-olds happened on May 1st in front of the Altona Friedenskirche. There “four boys” (Abendblatt) ambushed the two younger ones.

One of the victims was punched in the stomach, and then his wallet was torn away. Finally, the two eight-year-olds were able to run to the nearest police station. The officers started a manhunt. Once again unsuccessful, of course.

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Eric Zemmour: “The Replacement of One Population by Another”

Jacques Attali is a French writer, civil servant, and former advisor to President François Mitterrand. The following video shows excerpts from a French talk show in which the popular commentator Eric Zemmour confronts Mr. Attali about the Great Replacement of the ethnic French in their own country.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Religion of ‘Peace’

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends a first-hand report from Sderot on the latest barrage of Palestinian missiles from Gaza.

Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and the religion of ‘Peace’

by MC

Israeli civilians get bombed out of their homes by the Muslim Brotherhood, but the UN calls upon Israel to show ‘restraint’.

And Israel knows that taking effective measures against Muslim Brotherhood war crimes will bring even more approbation on Israel. Such is the life of Jews and a Jewish State, for Jews are ‘special’ in a uniquely negative way. Hamas blatantly fires missiles at civilians, and the ICC ignores it and threatens to investigate Israel for defending itself. This is the left-wing way, the Biden way.

Last night the rain (sic) of terror for us here in Sderot began around 6pm as the first missiles started to come in. Further down the Gaza envelope it started even earlier, with incendiary balloons creating about a dozen large conflagrations.

Gaza is not ‘occupied’: Israeli Jews were forcibly removed from Gaza about sixteen years ago, having resided there continuously for millennia. For the first time since King David, Gaza was now Judenrein.

But it is not enough for the cruel Muslim psyche, they want it all — from the river to the sea, ‘Palestine’ will be Jew-free. The intention was to literally bring Auschwitz to Palestine and incinerate every last Jewish man, woman and child, but the Nazis lost (and live on in Hamas). But this Holocaust Mark II is still the intention of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, its local operative, and is also the intention of CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood pressure group in the USA.

The arrival of a volley of rockets is announced by loudspeakers “Sever Adom” (condition red) and almost simultaneously comes the roar of the Iron Dome. If it is a successful intercept, then there are two loud bangs and a shock wave if it is within a few hundred yards, maybe followed up by the whizzing pinging of fragments. Sderot is small, less than a square mile in area, so the missiles are nearly always close — see the photo taken by me yesterday evening from our porch.

The updated Iron Dome intercepts give smoke rings…

If the intercept fails (rarely) then there is a different sequence: the incoming missile is knocked off course (it is gliding by this time) but not destroyed; it explodes as it hits the ground with a different quality of bang.

It is 9 o’clock the next morning as I write. The bangs are still going on — there is a war going on out there. Sderot itself is very quiet, no traffic. The trains have been stopped and some roads are closed — almost everyone stays under cover; we all know the drill.

Many of the children have grown up with this. They, too, learn the drill from Gan (kindergarten) upwards.

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Suspect Identified in Times Square Shooting: Martin Luther Jesus Christ

No, that isn’t really the name of the alleged suspected shooter in last Saturday’s attack in Times Square. But it would be the rough equivalent if his identity were switched to a Christian one instead of a muh… muh… member of a monotheistic religion whose name we must not mention.

It’s also worth noting that the incident, which fortunately resulted in no fatalities, has a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

I don’t think religion had much to do with young Farrakhan’s shooting rampage. He’s probably just the scion of a Nation of Islam family whose father was a devotee of the sect’s current leader.

And he wasn’t trying to shoot any of the victims — he was aiming at his brother. Keeping it all in the family. His brother is presumably also a person of color, which just goes to show that America is a systemically racist society that targets black people for extermination.

Below are excerpts from a report at Yahoo News:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/10/2021

As a response to clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police on the Temple Mount, Hamas activists in Gaza fired missiles into Israel, some travelling as far as Jerusalem. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted most of them, but at least one struck an inhabited dwelling. The IDF retaliated with air attacks on targets in Gaza, killing at least nine people, one of them a Hamas commander.

In other news, police broke up illegal lockdown-violating gatherings in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Scotland, Wales, England, and Ireland.

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Corona Rules

The extent to which the Wuhan Coronavirus has degraded and deformed civil society is hard to comprehend because we’re still in the middle of it. The magnitude of the damage may not become evident for a generation or two, when our descendants look back in horror on what we have inflicted on ourselves (and them).

The three videos below deal with various aspects of the response to the COVID-19 crisis. The first is a report on a young student in Italy who was effectively carted off to the loony bin for refusing to wear a mask in school.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The second video shows the devastation of the living circumstances of an elderly woman (either 87 or 97 years old; it’s not clear) in a nursing home in Switzerland, all in the name of keeping her “safe”.

Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The final video reports on a new wave of coronavirus infections in France among those who have been vaccinated against the disease.

I’ve read theoretical explanations by immunologists about why this occurs. The prevailing “vaccines” use messenger RNA to cause the body’s cells to generate the “spike protein” contained in the Wuhan Coronavirus. This prompts the immune system to develop antibodies that react to the spike protein, so when the virus enters the body the antibodies attack it.

The vaccine contains no nucleotides, so it does not induce the body to produce T-cells, which supply long-term immunity to the disease. People who contract COVID-19 under natural circumstances develop T-cells in response, which give them long-lasting resistance to the disease. In contrast, antibodies produced as a result of the mRNA “vaccine” are only present in the bloodstream for a limited time, leaving the vaccinated vulnerable to the disease later on.

At least that’s my understanding of the process. Readers who are more knowledgeable about immunology may want to correct my summary.

Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Lampedusa is Full Up

I’ve been covering the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean, with a special emphasis on the landings at the island of Lampedusa, since 2007. The rate of flow has fluctuated, but the numbers have trended gradually and steadily upwards. There was a big spike during the Arab Spring in 2011, when the late Muammar Qaddafi made good on his threat to unleash the African hordes on Europe (after which Hillary Clinton and the CIA arranged for his demise). The Great Migration Crisis of 2015 caused an even higher surge.

A symbiosis between organized-crime human traffickers and migrant-“rescue” NGOs brought the flood of “refugees” to its current catastrophic level. The business is fabulously lucrative for everyone involved, so as long as the EU continues its open-borders policies, the migrants will keep on coming. What used to be a month’s worth of arrivals in Lampedusa fifteen years ago is now the traffic of a single weekend.

The two articles below provide details on the latest landings of African migrants on Italian territory. First, from Corriere della Sera, translated by Gary Fouse:

Migrants: At Lampedusa, 1,200 landings in a few hours. Salvini: “Immediate meeting with Draghi”

Nine consecutive arrivals with “sea carts”: Hotspot immediately full and the emergency returns to the island. The mayor is bitter. “Don’t call it an emergency, it was all foreseen.” Meloni: “This requires a naval blockade.”

by Salvo Toscano

The emergency returns to Lampedusa with 1,200 refugees arriving within a few hours, thanks also to the good weather. And the political polemic is also returning, with the secretary of the Lega, Matteo Salvini, who calls for the intervention of Premier Draghi. “A meeting with President Draghi is necessary,” he says, “with millions of Italians in difficulty, we cannot think about thousands of illegals (already 12,000 landed since the beginning of the year).” The leader of Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’Italia), Giorgia Meloni, speaks instead of a naval blockade. “We don’t want to get used to this type of news. Illegal immigration will be stopped. The smugglers must be stopped as well as the immigration NGOs who take advantage of the tragedies.” “Europe, take action,” added Alessandro Battilocchio, a deputy for Forza Italia [Silvio Berlusconi’s party] and in charge of the Department of Immigration of the blue movement.

The Day

Look at what has happened. In the course of a few hours, more than one thousand migrants have arrived on the island of Pelagie in 9 different waves. The last two between noon and one pm. First, a patrol boat of the Captain of the Port brought 97 migrants to the commercial pier, of various ethnicities, all men, intercepted two nautical miles from Lampedusa on a wooden boat, 10 meters long, with an outboard motor. Less than one hour later, a patrol boat of the Guardia di Finanza escorted 38 Tunisian migrants to Favaloro pier, including two women and a child, who were found on a wooden boat of about 8 meters. In the fifth of seven disembarkations brought to Favaloro pier, 398 migrants of various nationalities, among them 24 women and 6 children, who were found on a broken-down fishing boat.

The Reactions

“Alarming situations,” says Nicola Molteni, Undersecretary of Interior, at Agrigento today for the beatification of Rosario Livatino, who asks for “a European response, totally absent today.” All the migrants have been taken to the hotspot of the island, which was empty and has rapidly been refilled to the limit. “I heard from the Ministry of Interior, and they told me that the quarantine ships have left,” the mayor of Lampedusa, Toto Martello, says to Corriere. “Just one thing: Let’s not talk about this thing as if it were an emergency; it is not, it was all foreseen and predictable.”

The second article is from PolitikStube, and was translated by Hellequin GB:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/9/2021

Police cracked down on religious services, parties, and other illegal lockdown-violating gatherings in Alberta and Spain. Meanwhile, a minister in UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government said that people in England may be allowed to hug their loved ones as early as next week.

In other news, more than 1,200 “rescued” migrants landed on Lampedusa in a single day.

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Germany Deletes Itself

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party (the CDU, Christian Democrats, along with its Bavarian sister the CSU) is polling very badly at the moment. It may be unable to form a government after the next general election, but what most people outside of Germany don’t realize is that it will most likely be replaced by the Greens, rather than the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany).

Hellequin GB has translated two articles about the antics of the Greens in Germany. The translator includes this introductory note:

The way I see it, the Greens, along with their goblin (Annalena Baerbock) are already chafing at the bit at the starting line to get into the next Federal Government and the Chancellery. If you can believe the polls of the opinion-making institutes or in the “hurray!” reports of the System Propaganda Media Machine, the Watermelons are already on course for government. A government or government participation by know-it-alls, patronizers, eco-fascists, migration fanatics would not only be a pure nightmare, it would also be the last nail in the coffin for Germany, hammered in with a sledgehammer, unless there is still a big surprise and the voters recognize the dangerous ideology of the Greens. Something I would not take willingly any bets on.

The Greens’ primary goal is to abolish Germany and its indigenous people. If they really get into the Chancellery, Germany is buggered marxistically, and will cease to EXIST.

First, from Die Welt:

Green base wants to delete “Germany” from the title of the election platform

“Germany. Everything is included “— this is the title of the election manifesto of the Greens, on which the base is to vote in a few weeks. However, some party members fear negative associations with the word “Germany”.

In the middle of June, the Greens want to seal the candidacy of co-chair Annalena Baerbock for chancellor at a digital party congress. The election program for the Bundestag election in September is also up for voting . The current draft program is entitled “Germany. Everything is included.” A title that apparently not every party member can get used to. More than 300 party members, including candidates for the Bundestag, have therefore submitted an amendment . They propose that the word “Germany” be removed from the title of the 136-page draft program.

The change was initiated by Michael Sebastian Schneiß from the district association of the Greens in Berlin’s Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district. Schneiß works for the Green MEP Erik Marquardt. The applicant suggests removing the word completely, so in future the title should only be: “Everything is in.” The reason is: “The focus of our politics is on people in their dignity and freedom. And not Germany.”

In addition to Schneiß, Daniel Wesener, Parliamentary Managing Director of the Greens parliamentary group in Berlin, signed the application, as well as several candidates for the Bundestag. Also Timon Dzienus, national board member of the Green Youth, one of the supporters. In the past, Dzienus has shown solidarity with the left-wing extremist organization “Ende Gelände” [means in jargon: “End of Discussion”]. The Berlin branch of the climate protection association Ende Gelände was classified as “left-wing extremist” by the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution, for example because of “targeted discrediting of statehood” and violence against police officers.

Applicant Schneiß defends his proposal on Twitter. The parliamentary manager of the CSU in the Bundestag, Stefan Müller, had accused the Greens of “a disturbed relationship with Germany”. “I think we have the right relationship with Germany,” replied Schneiß.

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German Judge: Corona Measures Violate the Rule of Law

In the following video a German judge named Manfred Kölsch denounces the Corona mitigation measures as wrongheaded and unconstitutional. To emphasize his opposition to them, he states that he is returning the Federal Cross of Merit, which was awarded to him some years ago.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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