News From the Führerbunker

It seems that the leaders of the New Improved Reich have once again smelled the smoke of the pine-tar torches and seen the glint of the pitchforks approaching the walls of their high-tech bunkers.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from JournalistenWatch. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Perverse: NRW interior minister fears “new enemies of the state”

Düsseldorf

Sorry, but that now sounds as if someone with full diapers wants to hide in a Führerbunker: NRW Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU) is concerned that issues such as the Ukraine war, the energy crisis and rising prices will give food to new conspiracy theories. “It’s no longer about protesters, it’s almost about something like new enemies of the state who are establishing themselves,” he told the broadcasters RTL and ntv. The protest potential has not increased, but the occasions have become more intense.

“I’m worried that if it gets really tangible, energy crisis, prices, cold living room, fuel is getting more and more expensive, that the ground for such narratives, for such conspiracy theories, will expand.” Corona and vaccination are no longer issues. “But they are now abusing people’s fears in other areas.” [says the fearmonger and doom-peddler: being unable to feed one’s family due to government policies is an outright lie, because there are plenty of cockroaches and crickets and rats to feed on.]

And they are “not made of cardboard,” says Reul. The interior minister advises taking the dangers seriously. “If you look at it on the Internet today, on Telegram and such, they are increasingly addressing these topics, Ukraine, war, crisis, gas crisis, prices and are trying to get more people together.”

In his opinion, panicking makes no sense. “We can only be careful, watch out, look on the net, keep our eyes and ears open, notice what’s happening.”

Here an escalation spiral is being vigorously spun. Those who brand worried, perhaps justifiably angry, citizens as “enemies of the state” are more at home in Stalinism.

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Panic and overreaction, the late response of fools. And, on the other hand, can you show me one puppetician who hasn’t, throughout history, created mountains of dead and untold riches for the select few, and afterwards blamed those mountains of dead on the victims and their surviving folks?

For me personally, the stench of politics is worse than the stench of corpses under the midday sun, but that seems to be the fertilizer that makes this evil thrive in perpetuity.

Also, there’s really no point of arguing with these puppeticians, because, even when you think that you’ve won the argument, it turns out, by some magic unavailable to good human beings, that you had, in fact, been totally misinformed, since the “powerful” don’t punish themselves for their failures.

A Holodomor in Our Future

The following article from Germany describes a new phenomenon, the result of accelerating price inflation: the use of anti-theft devices on ordinary food staples displayed in supermarkets.

If the trend continues, one can envision a situation in which food stores will resemble Korean markets found in inner-city neighborhoods in the USA. All merchandise will be inaccessible to the customer, protected by bulletproof Plexiglas barriers. Customers will tell the clerk what they want, and hand their cash (or CBDC cards) through the slot before receiving their purchases. $30 for a loaf of bread. $75 for a dozen eggs. Forget meat — can’t possibly afford that. And expect the price to rise another 10% in the next couple of weeks.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Report24. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Price explosions: German supermarkets attach anti-theft devices to staple foods

In the best Germany of all times, groceries now apparently have to be provided with anti-theft devices based on the English model: the first citizens seem to be driven to acts of desperation in view of the price explosions. This does not affect high-priced items such as champagne, but staple foods. Are these now becoming luxuries?

Inflation is causing food prices to skyrocket, and further price increases are forecast for the next three months. This was the result of a survey by the ifo Institute, as reported by ARD. More and more people can no longer afford these horrendous prices and are driven to desperate acts — obviously the number of thefts is increasing. The first supermarkets are taking countermeasures — with anti-theft devices.

A supermarket in Berlin-Weißensee has now attached security markings to some types of meat — yellow stickers with the inscription “Secured article”. While cheap meat with the husbandry level one, such as rump steak, lamb skewers, steak from the prime rib of a young bull or Argentinean steak, is secured here, the yellow warnings in a Lidl branch in Tegel are for higher-priced meat (beef fillet, steak and soup meat).

The anti-theft devices also seem to be used in other supermarket branches. On Twitter, a user shared a photo showing the yellow stickers on butter. She wrote: “I think this is insane, Lidl! Have we gotten to the point where regular butter has to be protected against theft with a security tag?”

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When asked by Bild, Aldi did not rule out such theft-prevention either, but, like Lidl, Rewe, Netto and Norma, did not want to comment publicly on security measures.

Citizens are driven to desperate acts

The development is worrying. Accordingly, Adolf Bauer, President of the Social Association Germany, said: “The fact that supermarkets and discounters have come so far that they do not categorically rule out anti-theft devices for food leaves us stunned. It is more than obvious that staple foods must not become even more expensive. It is imperative that we prevent the majority of people from no longer being able to afford this and that their last resort is theft.” And he warns politicians: “We must not leave people alone with their existential fears. Because otherwise the social division will continue to increase and social unrest could no longer be ruled out.”

According to the consumer protection center, food has become more expensive in all food groups: “In the past 20 years, food prices have risen significantly less than other living costs. While inflation was still just under 1.5 percent on average between 2000 and 2019, the price increase from July 2021 to July 2022 was 14.8 percent.” [Lucky them. Food prices have gone up in South Africa since the “Mad Cow Plandemic” of the late 1990s, and each and every time the oil price increases, and the food never decreases when the oil price drops, either.]

Additional security measures are already being taken in Great Britain. Supermarkets from the chains Sainsbury’s, Coop, Tesco and Aldi provide baby milk, vitamin supplements, steak, cheese and butter.

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Astroturfing a Farmers’ Demo in Jaén

Farmers in the Spanish province of Andalucía staged a demonstration yesterday in the city of Jaén protesting rising production costs. However, according to an organization called ASEPRES (Asociación del sector primario de España) of Andalucía, the demonstration was actually a diversion from the real concerns of farmers, because it was staged by a trade union that is funded by the government.

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

For an English-language report on the demo in Jaén, see this article in Euro Weekly News.

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Under the Shadow of the Nuremberg Noose?

It seems that a doctors’ rebellion is brewing in the German state of Thuringia.

The following article features an open letter from 413 doctors and other medical personnel to the state government of Thuringia. I get the impression that the core of this rebellious group probably consists of health care workers who were fired for the refusing the vax, and who thus have nothing left to lose by speaking out.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Report24. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Thuringian doctors call for a vaccination freeze: Growing number of serious side effects!

The newspapers of the Hauke-Verlag have published an open letter from 413 doctors and nurses from Thuringia, which is well worth reading, that illustrates the unfortunate situation in which all those doctors, who carry out their work on people in accordance with the Hippocratic Oath, have found themselves since the beginning of the so-called pandemic. The authors of the letter are harsh concerning the government’s Corona policy, criticize the lack of scientific evidence, speak out against the ignorance of those responsible for policy and call for the immediate suspension of the Covid vaccinations.

You can read the full open letter on the Hauke-Verlag website or below:

Open letter from 413 Thuringian doctors and nurses: Suspend Covid vaccinations immediately!

Dear Minister-President, dear Minister!

It is with increasing concern and outrage that we turn to you. We are writing to you from a group of doctors from various disciplines; Dental and psychotherapeutic colleagues, nursing staff, physiotherapists, alternative practitioners are also present. Our group from Central Thuringia is growing and this represents an increasing lack of understanding about the Corona policy of your government and the federal government at present and in the past two years.

We are people of different political and religious stances, vaccinated against Covid-19 or not, have different ages and work experience, work in medical practices or clinics.

In the beginning, we were brought together by the fear of the consequences of the law passed by the Bundestag on December 10, 2021 and which you celebrated. Since then, many of us, like thousands of other employees in the healthcare system, have been banned from working and are therefore threatened existentially. In the meantime, we are united in disbelief and outrage at how you, as the governing politicians, can maintain this compulsory vaccination, which has long been scientifically untenable, and thus continue to bring suffering to those affected, and their patients.

The bewilderment that you continue to support a policy, through which:

  • The growing number of studies critical of measures or studies on the side effects of so-called vaccinations (now over 1000 worldwide) continue to be ignored;
  • Substances are “inoculated” whose effectiveness, measured against the effective profile to be demanded of a classical vaccine, can only be called miserable, with the provisional approval of which so many existing ambiguities are still not disclosed by the manufacturing groups and various politicians, and there are still no independent pivotal studies available;
  • The so-called vaccinations continue to be touted as the only “cure-all” against the SARS-Cov2 virus, although there are cheaper and more effective means and prophylactics;
  • Honorable scientists are defamed and publicly discredited in the mainstream media.

The list could easily be continued.

The bad thing about it is that your actions endanger the health of people, including your voters, to an unprecedented extent. As doctors who still feel bound by the Hippocratic Oath, and you, as politicians, who have taken an oath of office, we should all pull together here.

For us, this means that if there is a mere suspicion that serious side effects are imminent, a drug may not be prescribed until the appropriate stages of clinical testing have been complied with and the “green light” has been given. This is no longer a suspicion. The colleagues from our group could tell you about the growing number of patients with serious side effects and consequential damage caused by vaccinations. The figures published at last by the associations of statutory health insurance physicians speak a clear language and finally require more detailed investigations.

On April 6, 2022, six colleagues from our group had the opportunity to speak to you for about 90 minutes. Our reports and urgent requests to appoint scientists who were critical of the measures to the state government’s expert council went unheeded, as we learned from your subsequent public statements on Corona and compulsory vaccination. We are still waiting for the studies promised to us on April 6, 2022, with which you justify your actions. At the end of April, evaluating the conversation, we sent a five-page paper with our thoughts to the minister and asked for the exchange of views to continue. Unfortunately you remain silent! This does nothing to build confidence in your government’s policies.

The state government’s answers to the many small inquiries from State Parliamentarian Dr. Ute Bergner on the subject of Corona shows a shocking picture of ignorance, and the state government repeatedly lacks a lot of data. In the answer of June 16, 2022, apparently contradictory facts are mentioned side by side without anyone seeming to notice. They rely on federal law and refuse to exercise the discretionary powers granted to them by law or to publicly criticize the actions of the federal government.

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When Lobbyists Rule

The German Bundestag seems to be just as afflicted with lobbyists as is the U.S. Congress.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of the Epoch Times. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Bundestag: 38 lobbyists per MP — 28 MPs are themselves lobbyists

According to the lobby register, there are 38 lobbyists for every member of the Bundestag, and at least 28 of the 736 members of parliament are themselves acting in that capacity. But not all are registered. From the armaments industry to bioenergy: there are far more lobbyists in and out of the Bundestag than there are members of the Bundestag.

While 12,552 people represent their interests directly, the total number is a little more than twice as high. According to the lobby register, a total of 28,427 people are entitled to represent their interests in the Bundestag. (Status: 08/08/2022)

With 736 seats in parliament, that means 38.6 lobbyists per MP. The 4,999 entries include companies, associations, networks, platforms, but also individuals and others. Since March, they have been legally obliged to register in the lobby register.

Report: 28 MPs registered as lobbyists

As expected, Business is the most strongly represented in the areas of interest with 45.89 percent, followed by environmental lobbyists with 40.8 percent in second place. Several interests can be represented at the same time.

According to one report, 28 MPs are also listed as officials of lobby groups. The report also said that the deputies from the CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and the Greens were involved in lobby groups for the armaments industry, the energy sector and one or other chamber of commerce.

On request, the Bundestag administration announced that only a proportionate expense allowance of “a maximum of 10 percent of the monthly MP compensation” was provided for voluntary interest groups. If there are indications of violations in individual cases, the Bundestag administration will investigate them.

According to Abgeordnetenwatch.de, the number of 28 registered lobbyists is “just the tip of the iceberg”. Other parliamentarians, both male and female, held “prominent positions in an organization, but the (organization’s) name does not appear in the lobby register”.

EU Commission demands stronger action

The EU Commission has also called on Germany to take stronger action against lobbyists influencing politics. [Now that’s the pot calling the kettle black.] The federal government must tighten the regulations against the so-called revolving door effect, according to the annual report presented in July. It is about the relocation of former politicians or civil servants into the economy.

The German legislature must also improve “the transparency of the approvals for the future employment of high-ranking Civil Servants and the duration of the waiting periods for federal ministers and parliamentary state secretaries”. Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD), for example, has been heavily criticized for his work for Russian energy companies.

According to the Commission, France must also take stronger action against lobbying. According to revelations, President Emmanuel Macron, as Minister of Economics, is said to have campaigned for the US service provider Uber. Neither Schröder nor Macron are mentioned by name in the commission report.

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Does Klaboosterbach Have a Screw Loose?

The health minister for the current traffic light* coalition government in Germany, Karl “Klaboosterbach” Lauterbach, has always seemed somewhat loopy, but it now appears that his recent infection with COVID-19 — despite his being fully vaxed and double-boosted — has completely detached his mooring lines from reality.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:

Bemusement over Minister of Health

“Mentally ill” and “confused”: Heavy criticism of Karl Lauterbach

Berlin

Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) caused great astonishment with two statements. The Bild newspaper calls him “confused”, and the former head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Georg Maassen, speculates about a “mental illness”.

Contrary to his various documented demands that everyone under the age of 70 should also be vaccinated against Corona a fourth time, Lauterbach claimed last night in the ZDF heute journal: “I never said that all younger people should now be vaccinated. That’s just wrong.” In fact, the SPD politician had recently said in Der Spiegel, among other things, that if you wanted to enjoy the summer without the risk of illness, then he would “in consultation with the family doctor, of course, also recommend the vaccine to younger people.”

On Twitter, the Minister of Health also distanced himself from the fact that people should be vaccinated every three months. But that is exactly what his “Corona Protection Concept” presented, together with Justice Minister Marco Buschmann (FDP), if one does not want to be subject to any restrictions on fundamental rights. Only those who were vaccinated less than three months ago are recognized as vaccinated.

Lauterbach responded to the criticism of this regulation with a strange tweet: “Do you seriously believe that people get vaccinated every three months in order to be able to go to a restaurant without a mask??????” If he were to observe this, then he would also “close this loophole”. Then “general mask requirement or test would be the consequence”. The picture is then captioned: “Confused Lauterbach tweet from Corona isolation”.

Maassen wants a “medical examination” of Lauterbach

In an interview with the YouTube program “Hallo Meinung” (Hello Opinion), the former head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution went much further. Hans-Georg Maassen said: “If you look at what Mr. Lauterbach said — sometimes he is barely able to finish a sentence without making a mistake — you really have to ask yourself whether the man still has the necessary mental strength to carry out his duties as a minister or whether the Federal Chancellor should not have to have him examined by a public health officer.”

Maassen also referred to statements made by Lauterbach in 2020. At that time, Lauterbach had doubted the efficacy of mRNA vaccines, as now being used against Corona. Maassen continued: “If he were my employee, I would have the greatest doubts about his ability to work. I cannot judge whether it is mental illness or through medications that are administered. But I think the man is no longer master of his senses.” [I’m not even sure that guy had had any senses to begin with.]

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Mask Up, Eat the Bugs, Wear Two Sweaters, and Get Boosted Every Three Months

German citizens are being told what they will have to do in the coming winter. In addition to freezing and starving, they will be required to get a Corona “booster” every three months.

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

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Stop Me Before I Fart Again!

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Bild:

Head of the Federal Environment Agency wants a fart tax for cows!

The head of the Federal Environment Agency, Dirk Messner, is flirting with a CO2 tax on cows — because they fart so much! Because no other livestock’s digestion is as harmful to the climate as the cow, which generates methane via the rumen.

In a podcast (“Jung & Naiv”), the head of the federal authority said that he thought it was “a logical idea” to have agriculture pay for its CO2 emissions.

That would be the first air tax on living beings: the fart tax! But first, according to Messner, the number of livestock in Germany must be decimated. In order to get Germans used to meatless food, he could also imagine tax incentives and the conversion of lunchrooms to meatless food.

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And again… you can clearly see what a meatless diet can do. Like our ancestors and many other creatures, humans are omnivores, and with good reason: plant-based food contains far too few important minerals and other nutrients that our body so urgently needs. What this deficiency can do to the brain can now be experienced almost every day through the spouting of arbitrary ideas of the “Neo-Feudalist Elites” by puppeticians . In addition, cows are not only suppliers of meat, but primarily also of milk. Which would then also eliminate butter, cheese, etc. The majority of the population, who have to work hard for their often quite meager wages, have no time to nibble on carrots or other greens all day long. Only people who need very few calories physically and mentally can afford this.

And when you consider that CO2 is not a poison, but essential to life, the whole thing is exposed as insanity. The amount of CO2 in the air is 0.038%. Approximately 95% of that not manmade. That leaves 0.0019% man-made. About 2% of this is from Germany, making 0.000038%. From this you can tell what they are talking about is complete nonsense. We are being deliberately fooled, lied to, cheated and robbed, so that we can be more easily indentured as slaves.

So how have we been cheated for 50 years, since 1972? First trees died, then the ozone hole, then oil would soon run out, then a new Ice Age, then ice-free polar caps and monster floods, etc. None of the predictions of the so-called experts came true. I can’t take all the lies anymore. It’s all made up to ruin us financially so that we’re forced into servitude to simply survive a day longer at their pleasure. What a dirty bunch of puppeticians. Disgusting. And so many still believe it and pray on their knees to the Elites’ “golden calf” daily.

China Won’t Be Here for Long

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends his observations about the Taiwan crisis, and the larger issues facing China.

China won’t be here for long

by H. Numan

For a few days China caught the full attention of the world. Will they start World War Three? That’s what usually happens, when you shoot down the Speaker of the House of another superpower. As I expected, it simply fizzled out. China didn’t shoot anyone down. Nor will they. It’s all just trying to impress. Pelosi was praised by Republicans and criticized by Democrats. Quite a change. And Brandon Biden? The poor old fool got egg on his face. Same for general Mark ‘Tranny’ Milley.

China can’t invade Taiwan, unless they want to better Operation Downfall. I’m not an expert, but casualties would be extremely high. A lot higher than back in 1945. Taiwan hasn’t been idle for the last 76 years. China won’t invade to save human lives. Far from it. Expect over a million casualties on the Chinese side alone. China is more than willing to expend that much human capital, they’ve got plenty of that. What they lack is expertise and capabilities. And the sure knowledge China would no longer exist if they do. That’s the sole reason they won’t invade.

Let’s start with that. China has grown massively the last couple of decades. From a Third World country into a Third World country with a large export based economy. Quite an achievement, to be honest. But with a catch: they rely almost entirely on imports for everything. Going to war would be the last war for the communist party. The boycott that hits Russia pretty hard would be deadly for China. China has to import most of its food and energy.

Unlike China, Russia is somewhat self sufficient. Sure, life will be hard. But when was life not hard in Russia? It’s not the end of the world for the Russians. Just another tough time. Russia doesn’t need a navy, as it doesn’t import or export a lot. Now look at China. Despite its big mouth, it utterly depends on the US Navy. If anything happens to Chinese maritime trade, it can do absolutely nothing about it. Apart from ships and crew, they lack everything. No experience. No logistics. It’s one thing to sail a ship from Shanghai to Alexandria; sailing a fleet or even a squadron is something else entirely. The Chinese navy can’t operate outside of mainland air cover. It won’t be able to do so for a long time to come.

Let’s say that Chinese salami slicing goes wrong. A missile goes off course and hits Taiwan. Don’t be surprised if right after that Somali pirates highjack a Chinese crude oil tanker, with Allied warships in the region looking the other way. “Out of respect for the sovereignty of the Chinese people.” After all, there is no real reason or need for the US Navy to protect what essentially is an enemy vessel.

What China is doing right now is extremely dangerous, mainly to itself. There is a reason for that. China needs to divert local attention elsewhere. If you have huge domestic problems, focus on a foreign enemy. It’s a tried and true method for all dictatorships. Sometimes it even works.

China realized after the invasion of Ukraine that all her plans of the last forty years to invade Taiwan have failed. That hurts! Hence the hullabaloo. A big part of the Chinese plan was to drop airborne troops and take over the government quickly. That’s pretty risky. It sometimes works, but usually it doesn’t. To remind you, the Germans tried the same when they invaded The Netherlands. It failed. The Allies tried it at Arnhem (Operation Market Garden) and failed. Operation Varsity was successful, but losses were very high. Montgomery was heavily criticized for it. More recent, Russian airborne troops and Spetsnaz tried to take over the airfield near Kiev and completely failed. Those troops were combat veterans with lots of experience. China doesn’t have any combat veterans or experience. None whatsoever. An airborne operation is a bit more complicated than dropping a bunch of troops out of a few planes.

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Nice Non-Work If You Can Get It

The situation in Germany, and elsewhere in the West, has come to resemble more and more the scenario in “The Marching Morons”, a novella written in the early 1950s by C.M. Kornbluth. The increasing use of advanced technology has reduced the employment opportunities for low-skilled, less intelligent workers, whose numbers are increasing. In a high-tech society this creates a pool not just of the unemployed, but of essentially unemployable people. As pointed out by the translator of the following article, a large (but not precisely known) number of work-averse culture-enrichers may be added to the pool of citizens who subsist on what has become for all practical purposes a Universal Basic Income.

In the following report, Friedrich Merz, the leader of the CDU (the party of former Chancellor Angela Merkel), criticizes the state subsidy of hundreds of thousands of people who do not work, but are perhaps capable of doing “simple jobs”. He isn’t specific about what sort of work these not-so-bright people could do — perhaps polishing the shoes and the limousines of state functionaries such as himself.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of the Epoch Times:

Merz wants to encourage one million unemployed people to do “simple jobs”

The CDU chairman Friedrich Merz accuses the traffic light coalition of depriving the long-term unemployed of the incentive to look for a job. “With such a high demand for workers, this is completely the wrong way,” Merz told the newspapers of the Funke media group. “It is only funded, but no longer required,” he added with regard to the planned new citizens’ income.

Although many of the 2.4 million unemployed cannot be placed on the labor market, there is also a lack of strength for the “simple” jobs. “I am sure that at least one million of the 2.4 million unemployed would be suitable,” said Merz. “But the coalition is instead giving these clients incentives to remain unemployed.”

Criticism of the FDP and the ECB [European Central Bank]

The CDU chairman in particular criticized the role of the FDP in the coalition. “I am stunned by the nonchalance with which large parts of the federal government, especially the SPD, submit a new proposal for new transfer payments almost every week,” said Merz.

“And I’m surprised that the FDP is taking part in this gradual entry into the unconditional basic income.” The FDP was once a guarantor for market-economically sensible policies, including on the labor market. “But they obviously said goodbye to that.”

In connection with the high rate of inflation, Merz also criticized the role of the European Central Bank (ECB). “One of the reasons for the high inflation rate is the late reaction of the European Central Bank,” said the CDU politician. “They didn’t raise interest rates out of too much consideration for the high debts of some countries in southern Europe. Unfortunately, the southern European countries did not use the time that the ECB gave them with this very risky monetary policy.”

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Booster Failure

Despite being vaxed and double-boosted, German Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (our German translator Hellequin GB calls him “Klaboosterbach”) has tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Fortunately, he is reportedly experiencing only mild symptoms, so worried German citizens may breathe a sigh of relief.

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

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Swedes Prepare to Shiver

The Swedish government is advising its citizens to prepare to wear outdoor clothing indoors and take fewer showers next winter, because the evil Vladimir Putin has driven up the price of electricity.

Many thanks to LN for translating this article from Samhällsnytt:

Expensive winter for householders — may face an additional SEK 50,000 in electricity bills

The popularly dubbed “sosse [socialist] prices” on electricity — or “Putin prices”, according to the Socialist government — may hit homeowners’ finances brutally this winter. You should prepare for a full 50,000 kronor [$5,000] increase in your electric bill for the cold months, experts warn.

It is already clear that the month of July, despite the heat, was the most expensive ever for electricity consumers. But that’s nothing compared to what lies in store for this winter when the cold hits. Homeowners who can’t put aside an extra SEK 50,000 to pay electric companies can expect to freeze this winter, have their electricity switched off and end up in court for unpaid electricity bills.

Red-Green energy policy decisions hit hard

The premature closure of nuclear power plants, the large-scale investment in unreliable and inadequate wind power, the interconnection of the Swedish electricity grid with other countries and the introduction of enormously power-hungry IT giants that receive electricity almost free of charge have put Sweden in a serious state of crisis when it comes to the electricity supply.

Warnings have been issued that households and businesses in Sweden may have their electricity cut off at times, something previously associated only with developing countries. Electric prices have also periodically soared to levels that have wrecked the economies of many households and driven companies out of business. However, experts are now warning that prices could be even higher this winter.

No contingency if Putin cuts gas supply

Christian Holtz, an analyst at the energy consultancy Merlin & Metis, tells Dagens Industri that Swedish homeowners should expect a surcharge of SEK 50,000 on top of what they normally pay for electricity this winter, citing Putin’s announcement of a cutoff in gas supplies to the EU as a direct cause.

For Sweden, however, it is about the lack of redundancy in the electricity supply that the red-green and red governments in particular have created through an aggressive premature closure of fully functioning nuclear power plants and a totally inadequate attempt to cover the loss of electricity production with wind turbines. If the now-vanished spare capacity had been left in the system, Sweden would have been prepared for Russian sanctions today.

The situation is further aggravated by the fact that Sweden is affected by other countries’ ill-considered energy policy decisions. This is particularly true for Germany, where the [Swedish] Green Party’s counterpart, the Greens, has been even more successful than Sweden in shutting down nuclear power. The fact that the Swedish electricity market is now linked to Europe’s means that we in Sweden cannot protect our domestic electricity needs and are being dragged into the German electricity crisis, for example.

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More on Basem Mahmoud, the Malmö Imam

A “Swedish” imam named Basem Mahmoud has gotten himself into a spot of bother by quoting the Koran on the ancestry of Jews. Evidently Mr. Mahmoud has not yet internalized the directive that advises the faithful to remain stumm about such matters until the Ummah has attained full control of the Swedish polity.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Expressen:

Now the Malmö imam has been charged with incitement

August 2, 2022

Malmö imam Basem Mahmoud has been charged for incitement against an ethnic group of people [hets mot folkgrupp]. This after he had expressed anti-Semitic views on several occasions. At the same time, he loses his MKB lease [Malmö Housing Company].

“I was extremely upset that he used the site for the purpose of spreading extremist messages,” says Lars-Erik Lovden (Social Democrats), chairman of MKB.

Over two years, Imam Basem Mahmoud spread a hateful message and preached anti-Semitic views about Jews in a basement mosque in Rosengård. He maintained, among other things, that “the Western world is run by Jews,” and that Muslims who cooperate with Jews are “traitors”.

Now, two years later, he stands accused of incitement against an ethnic group. According to the indictment, Basem Mahmoud reportedly preached in Arabic that, “Jews are the descendants of apes and pigs”.

Prosecutor Magdalena Tesfai has enlisted a researcher in religious science, Simon Sorgenfrei. He believes that Basem Mahmoud refers to a line in the Koran, but that there is no direct citation he uses in his sermon.

“At the same time, we can see how the preacher ties together a wider anti-Semitic conspiracy narrative that believes that there is a conspiracy, in this case, against Muslims, between “Jews” and “the West”, Sorgenfrei writes in a text message.

The trial of Basem Mahmoud will be held in September.

Lease contract terminated — forced to leave premises

At the same time, it is clear that Basem Mahmoud has not had his lease extended by the MKB for the basement mosque in Rosengård. He is forced to leave the premises.

Malmö’s municipal counsel for the labor market and the social board, Sedat Arif (Social Democrat), praised MKB’s decision in a Facebook post.

“This type of behavior is unacceptable, and in Malmö, there is no place at all for this type of incitement against an individual group, no matter which group it concerns or where it comes from. The premises used to spread hate messages on several occasions against various groups in Malmö is terminated, and they must now leave the premises,” he writes.

The chairman of the MKB, Lars-Erik Lovden, confirms that the lease agreement was terminated on June 13, the day before Basem Mahmoud was charged.

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All Your Patient Are Belong to Us

Dr. Mary O’Connor has been a practicing physician in Canada for 47 years. Because she failed to adhere to the Corona narrative, she has been targeted by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons and has had her medical license yanked.

When the College found out she was writing exemptions from the COVID “vaccine”, it demanded that she turn over her records and charts for the affected patients. She refused. She maintains that not only would it be ethically wrong to do so, it would also violate the law. The authorities, of course, have no interest in her scruples, and have hauled her into court to force her to comply (see the RAIR Foundation article for more details).

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for conducting this interview with Dr. O’Connor:

Below is Vlad’s post about what happened to Dr. O’Connor:

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