23 June 2022

Health Ministry’s push for 5-11 year-olds to get Covid booster: A total failure
A recommendation by the Health Ministry to give children aged 5-11 a covid booster seems to have fallen on deaf ears with “demand close to zero” reports the state-run Kann news network. Less than 300 children got the booster since the recommendation was publicized last week compared to 200,000 children who received the first two inoculations according to the report. The report added that the Health Ministry isn’t concerned by the results since it doesn’t have any impact on preventing an alleged sixth wave of covid the report added.

Russian hackers target 42 countries allied with Ukraine, Microsoft says
State-backed Russian hackers have ramped up cyberattacks against allies of Ukraine in recent months, targeting over 100 governments, businesses, humanitarian groups and more in dozens of countries around the world, according to a new report released by Microsoft on Wednesday. Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote in the report entitled “Defending Ukraine: Early Lessons from the Cyber War” that the company has detected Russian espionage and network penetration efforts targeting 128 organizations in 42 countries, and while the United States has been the primary target, Poland has also been prioritized due to the large amount of “military and humanitarian assistance” being coordinated in the country.

Violent thug assaults woman in NYC as onlookers watch
In the meantime, subway posters tell riders that ‘It’s OK’ to do drugs and the governor is busy authorizing ‘genderless’ driver’s licenses. (watch…unbelieveable)

Homeland Security Asks All Federal Employees To Consider Volunteering At The Border
With migrant encounters at the southern border continuing to set new records, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is asking all civilian federal employees to consider volunteering for a 60-day summer stint along the sweltering frontier. the May 2022 tally was a whopping 33% higher than May 2021.

Does Terrible Monetary Policy Ever Become Criminal Negligence?
I found a video on Twitter of Yellen, President Biden, press secretary Jen Psaki and numerous other highly qualified economic experts talking about inflation being transitory with a certainty that can only be described as “fully assured”.
The most recent smattering of these downright demonstrably false claims has included: … All the while, inflation data and a widening wealth gap continue to prove that the Fed is doing far more harm than good.

Republicans Ask Capitol Police For Materials On Arrest Of Colbert Show Staffers
The group was charged with illegal entry after hours, after they were found unescorted in an office building for the U.S. House of Representatives around 8:30 p.m. on June 16. In a letter on Monday addressed to Thomas Manger, the U.S. Capitol Police chief, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) requested materials they say would help them understand how the staffers could access the House office buildings after hours. The congressmen requested all reports, witness statements, as well as all security footage and photographs related to the arrest of the seven staffers.

Biden Blames Putin, Refiners, & Gas Stations For Record Prices: ‘Cost Of Saving Democracy’
The president took another shot at ‘big oil’, claiming they should stop buying back their own shares and spend that money on refining capacity. There’s just one problem with that… oil firms don’t do buybacks, they pay dividends. If Biden wants to end buybacks, he should just go after his liberal tech friends

Biden Calls Gas Tax Holiday a ‘Big Help.’ Obama Called It a ‘Gimmick.
Obama said of the tax suspension, “We’re arguing over a gimmick that would save you half a tank of gas over the course of the entire summer so that everyone in Washington can pat themselves on the back and say they did something. Well, let me tell you, this isn’t an idea designed to get you through the summer, it’s designed to get them through an election.”

‘Second pandemic’? Biden alarms Twitter with his cryptic comments: ‘Here we go again’
During presidential remarks on COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 years old, President Joe Biden alarmed Twitter users when he spoke of the government preparing for a “second pandemic.”

U.S. is hopeful for positive Sweden, Finland NATO bid resolution
The United States is hopeful that there will soon be a positive resolution of the issues between Turkey, Finland and Sweden regarding the NATO accession bids of the two Nordic countries, the State Department’s top diplomat for Europe said on Wednesday.

Deep rift lies behind Biden’s criticism of oil and gas industry
Biden said at a labor union event this month that Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) “made more money than God this year” and sent a letter to seven oil and gas companies calling on them to increase production to help ease the burden on consumers. Biden … has rarely spoken directly to the heads of energy companies or their representatives,

Afghan quake kills at least 920; toll expected to rise
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed 920 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages.

Covid vaccine temporarily impairs ability of sperm to swim, Israeli study reveals
Concerns have been raised regarding the detrimental impact of COVID-19 vaccinations on male fertility. A retrospective study of 220 sperm samples provided by 37 donors at three Israeli sperm banks that provided 220 samples has found that sperm concentration was reduced during the three months after donors were vaccinated …

Al Jazeera, UN inflate number of Palestinian refugees
Al Jazeera published a report on the status of refugees around the world. With the help of the United Nations, Al Jazeera juggled the statistics, making it appear that there are currently 5.8 million Palestinian refugees around the world today. The true number is actually less than 30,000.

Report: Bennett to retire from political life
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett intends to retire from political life and not run in the upcoming elections, With the dissolution of the government, Naftali Bennett will become the shortest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, a record which would be broken by Lapid if he does not remain prime minister following the elections.

Israel adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism
The Knesset voted on Wednesday to officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy said following the decision: “The Knesset has made history tonight and joins more than 1,000 parliaments, governments, local councils and organizations around the world that have adopted the definition of IHRA anti-Semitism. This is another step in the Knesset’s struggle as the legislature of the Jewish state.

Israel leaving US ‘largely in the dark’ about operations in Iran
Israel has ramped up its covert attacks in Iran and is largely leaving the United States out of the loop, … Officials are also concerned about what appeared to be the Iranian government beginning to link recent attacks attributed to Israel to the survival of its regime, …