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“Tank for tank the Nato armour is superior. But this is a full scale ground war in which the numbers of vehicles fielded and how well they are fought matters far more than the qualities of individual pieces of equipment” Excellent point by @Jack_Watling spectator.co.uk/article/german…

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“Tank for tank the Nato armour is superior. But this is a full scale ground war in which the numbers of vehicles fielded and how well they are fought matters far more than the qualities of individual pieces of equipment”

Excellent point by @Jack_Watling spectator.co.uk/article/german…




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Former Australian ambassador quotes "Russian polls" showing 80% support for govt natsec policy. You must be either lobotomized or a total piece of shit to quote polls in a country that literally has a law jailing you 12 years for disagreeing with the government's natsec policy. twitter.com/tonykevin/stat…

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Former Australian ambassador quotes "Russian polls" showing 80% support for govt natsec policy. You must be either lobotomized or a total piece of shit to quote polls in a country that literally has a law jailing you 12 years for disagreeing with the government's natsec policy. twitter.com/tonykevin/stat…

I am sorry, this is a cop out: polls in Russia show 80%+ support of govt natsec policy. Russian people feel threatened by what is going on internationally. They experience the hate&prejudice. When I go to Russia I’m welcomed. Contrast the hate at Australian Open. .@tonykevin twitter.com/dendrades/stat…




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You could see Covid-19 as a freedom test. Who was prepared to stand up to government fear campaigns and insist on basic rights such as the ability to travel, work, and make personal medical decisions - and who would give them up for a glorified flu? We know where you came out. twitter.com/GeorgeMonbiot/…

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You could see Covid-19 as a freedom test. Who was prepared to stand up to government fear campaigns and insist on basic rights such as the ability to travel, work, and make personal medical decisions -

and who would give them up for a glorified flu?

We know where you came out. twitter.com/GeorgeMonbiot/…

You could see Covid-19 as an empathy test. Who was prepared to suffer disruption and inconvenience for the sake of others, and who was not?
My column on the massive, ongoing, yet denied and minimised impacts of the virus. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…




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I basically agree with this (even though @elonmusk is annoyed with me and has blocked me again). He has taken a very big and expensive risk and we should all hope he wins. @Liz_Wheeler pic.twitter.com/GP63L6WWTw

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I basically agree with this (even though @elonmusk is annoyed with me and has blocked me again). He has taken a very big and expensive risk and we should all hope he wins.
@Liz_Wheeler pic.twitter.com/GP63L6WWTw





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URGENT: A big New Zealand study reveals high rates of kidney injury after the Pfizer jab

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Drawing on a national database of over four million people, researchers in New Zealand have found a strong association between Pfizer’s mRNA Covid shot and kidney injuries.

In the three weeks after a mRNA jab, the risk of acute kidney injury rose 60 percent, the researchers found. They reported almost 1,800 extra cases - the equivalent of over 100,000 extra cases of kidney injury in the United States.

The finding was posted as a “preprint” in The Lancet’s database on Friday, Jan. 20. It is the third signal from a large government-managed database linking the Pfizer’s mRNA shots to serious side effects in only the last six weeks.

(There’s nothing cute about kidney injuries! 2279+2370-1446-1425=A LOT. Or 1778, to be specific.)

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The authors did not define “acute kidney injury,” a term that can cover anything from relatively benign changes on laboratory tests to a serious loss of renal function.

Still, the finding is yet another signal of the potential cardiovascular risks of the mRNAs. The kidneys essentially function as filters for the blood, and renal injuries often result from reduced blood flow to the kidneys.

The researchers also found elevated rates of heart inflammation, blood clots, and platelet damage in the weeks after one or both of the shots. In all, they found a statistical link between the Pfizer shot for four of the 12 conditions they examined.

The finding is particularly strong because the researchers did not have to depend on voluntary reporting. Instead, they compared New Zealand’s national health records to its national database of people over five who received the vaccine. Just over 4 million New Zealanders, including 95 percent of adults and teenagers, received the shots, providing a large pool to track.

The researchers then compared the number of “adverse events” they found to historical background rates.

In addition, New Zealand had relatively low rates of Covid for most of the period during which people received the Pfizer jabs, so Covid itself cannot be blamed for the excess injuries.

Four of the five researchers on the paper work for the New Zealand government, which has avidly promoted the shots. It is probably only coincidence that they opened their discussion of the findings with the good news: “BNT162b2 vaccination was not found to be associated with the majority of the selected AESIs. [adverse events of special interest].”

Yes, the Pfizer jab was associated with only some of the possible side effects the researchers examined, not every single one.

Look on the bright side, people.

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Joe Biden's Scandal of Leadership

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