Eco-extremists overrun Blue River, British Columbia: RCMP abandon duty as town counter-protests
A little late with this, my apologies. Tips open.
John Lewis Memorial Services Highlights Arbitrary Double Standards Of Coronavirus Policies: In all, there were more than ten ceremonies across five different cities. The final ceremony, the funeral, was invite-only, but many of the pews were still filled with people sitting shoulder-to-shoulder.
It’s behind a paywall, but one really doesn’t need to read further to get the point.
Hope your long weekend is treating you well. Thread’s open.
…a single electric car battery weighing 1,000 pounds requires extracting and processing some 500,000 pounds of materials. Averaged over a battery’s life, each mile of driving an electric car “consumes” five pounds of earth. Using an internal combustion engine consumes about 0.2 pounds of liquids per mile.
But read it all.
Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to investigate Donald Trump on suspicion of being a Russian asset.
I say investigate Donald Trump advisedly.
As I contended in Ball of Collusion, my book on the Trump-Russia investigation, the target of the probe spearheaded by the FBI — but greenlighted by the Obama White House, and abetted by the Justice Department and U.S. intelligence agencies — was Donald Trump. Not the Trump campaign, not the Trump administration. Those were of interest only insofar as they were vehicles for Trump himself. The campaign, which the Bureau and its apologists risibly claim was the focus of the investigation, would have been of no interest to them were it not for Trump.
Or do you suppose they moved heaven and earth, surreptitiously plotted in the Oval Office, wrote CYA memos to cover their tracks, and laboriously sculpted FBI reports because they were hoping to nail . . . George Papadopoulos?
Indeed. But read it all anyway.
When The Levee Breaks — Led Zeppelin.
Keeps playing the media like a FIDDLE: Trump NOW says he wants to move the election up and BAHAHA
Something doesn’t add up in WIV’s story of RaTG13 origins. Now they concede it was sequenced in 2017-18, and not in 2020. But why did WIV in their 2020 preprint seem to imply they only had a short RdRp fragment in 2020? And why did Daszak say the sample was forgotten until 2020? https://t.co/I9CsTKvr5T
— Yuri Deigin (@ydeigin) August 1, 2020
WIV is Wuhan Institute of Virology. If you poke around in the replies and links, you’ll find a morning’s coffee worth of discussion, including this thread by Alita Chan. As a reminder, Yuri Deigin is the author of this Medium post of April, which if you haven’t read yet I recommend. But be warned, that will take a morning pot’s worth of coffee.
Brian Lilley: The Trudeau government handed over ownership of personal data from anyone applying for a student grant to WE Charity — even with the charity having withdrawn from the program, where the personal data of applicants is remains up in the air.
“In 2017 and 2018 seven projects were funded for which researchers did not provide reports. Hence, their status is unknown,” said an Evaluation Of The Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program. “Under the current funding requirements there are no consequences if funded researchers do not submit reports, or reports are delayed.”
According to Blacklock’s, since 2017, the program, which is “the only federal program that advances research in the areas of aquatic climate change science,” cost $10.5 million, along with an extra $3.5 million in ongoing yearly spending.
The program has eight staff members, but “a federal website archiving the studies drew as few as fifty visits a month and was ‘hard to find and not easily navigable for users.’”