Meridian – Maritime
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance
From October 12, 2022 to April 15, 2023, Meridian will appear as a reduced summer edition
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France and Italy Procure 700 Aster Surface to Air Missiles
France and Italy announce the procurement of close to 700 surface to air missiles of the Aster family. The contract was awarded by OCCAR to EUROSAM on 30 December 2022. An OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) press release issued today provides additional details: The OCCAR-EA Director Matteo Bisceglia and the Managing Director of Eurosam Eva Bruxmeier signed the contract for the production of ASTER 30 B1 New Technology, ASTER 30 B1 and ASTER 15 medium range air defence missiles. The contract was signed on behalf of the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) for France and SEGREDIFESA for Italy for the benefit of 5 forces: French Air Force, French Navy, Italian Army, Italian Navy and a new end-user Italian Air Force. This contract concerns especially the procurement of the new version of ASTER 30 B1 NT to deal with future aerial threats more speedy and manoeuvrable...
Royal Navy’s Mine-hunting ‘mother ship’ arrives in Plymouth
When deployed, the platform will support the safeguarding of UK waters from the threat of mines at sea, operating a range of uncrewed systems that will help keep personnel at a safe distance. Based at His Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, the 96.8 metres long vessel – the length of two Olympic swimming pools – will work side-by-side with autonomous mine-hunting systems already operated by the Royal Navy out of Faslane under Project Wilton. Purchased from Island Offshore, the vessel – currently named MV Island Crown, but due to be renamed as it joins the fleet – arrived at HMNB Devonport, where it will undergo minimal conversion work, primarily to support installation of military communication systems and Royal Fleet Auxiliary operations, before being handed over to the RFA later this year. Defence Procurement Minister, Alex Chalk KC, said: “This is another significant step forward in the modernisation of Royal Navy capabilities and use of autonomous systems to complement our crewed fleet...
This Rugged Military-Style 83-Foot Explorer Yacht Can Cruise Nearly 10,000 Miles on a Single Tank
The first of the fabled Dashew Offshore FPBs, Wind Horse was designed to take you anywhere in the world.
The 83-foot Wind Horse explorer yacht looks more like a military vessel. It can cruise 10,000 miles on a single tank of fuel. Ready to cast off, head off and explore the world? One of the most iconic explorer yachts ever built, the 83-foot Wind Horse could be yours for its next world-girding adventure. Built in 2005 for long-distance sailors Steve and Linda Dashew, this quirky, pencil-thin, military-looking motoryacht covered over 60,000 miles in the seven years the Dashews owned it. Top up the 2,600-gallon fuel tanks and, at 10 knots, it can cover 9,800 miles. That’s a third of the way around the globe without refueling. At the sweet-spot 12-knot cruise speed, it can run for an equally impressive 6,000 miles covering an easy 250 miles a day...
‘Indisputable evidence of unprecedented harm’ –
MIT Professor demands mRNA jabs be stopped now
Professor Retsef Levi is a world expert on drug safety analysis at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has been a faculty member since 2006. Professor Levi is the latest world medical expert to come out and demand the immediate suspension of mRNA vaccines. He joins a growing list of eminent scientists and doctors from around the globe. In a video shared on Twitter by fellow mRNA critic cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, Levi said there was now indisputable evidence the mRNA gene therapy injections were causing unprecedented harm. ‘This is clearly the most failing medical product in the history of medical products both in terms of efficacy and safety and we need to investigate and think hard how did we end up in a situation that it’s also the most profitable medical product in the history of medical products,’ said Levi...
Thai Princess coma mystery – world expert says it’s a COVID jab injury
44 year old Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand collapsed while out walking her dogs on 14 December last year.
According to sources she had not felt well after receiving her 3rd booster. After her collapse she lost consciousness and remains in a coma. According to a report in The Independent, she is ‘on medical equipment supporting her heart, lungs and kidneys.’ Princess Bajrakitiyabha is the eldest child of current King Rama X. The law graduate is a senior diplomat in the Thai government. The Thai palace confirmed she had suffered a ‘heart issue’. But the explanation given by the authorities and a local university that it was caused by a bacterial infection has been called ‘ridiculous’ by medical expert Professor Sucharit Bhakdi. Thai-born Bhakdi, a former professor of microbiology at the University of Mainz in Germany had a celebrated career in medical science as a world expert on the immune system and arterial disease, until mainstream narratives and ‘fact checkers’ labelled him a ‘conspiracy theorist’ for his strong opposition to the COVID ‘vaccines’. According to Bhakdi, who claims he and his contacts have been in direct contact with the Thai Royal Family over the matter, the princess’ collapse was an adverse reaction to the COVID jab. She was previously healthy with no known medical conditions. Speaking on the ‘neutralswiss‘ Rumble channel yesterday, Bhakdi said...
WHO recommends preparations for imminent nuclear war
Infiltrated by Bill Gates and China, the WHO, one of the main drivers of the alleged pandemic and the ensuing vaccination campaign, is currently working to be the determining authority for all member countries on health issues. This followed statements by European Union defense chief Stefano Sannino that Russia was at war with NATO and the West. It wasn't just the apparent slip of the tongue by Germany's foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, who functioned mentally in narrow channels, who publicly spoke of the fact that Germany was at war with Russia. Stefano Sannino, Secretary General of the EU's External Action Service, reiterated that statement and went one better: Russia is now at "a war against NATO and the West," the European Union's defense chief said yesterday as Canada became the 12th country , which sent tanks to Ukraine...
WHO recommends stockpiling radiation drugs in case of ‘nuclear emergency’
The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its list of recommended drugs to stockpile for nuclear emergencies on Friday for the first time since 2007. The list was included in a new report updating its 16-year-old guidance for how nations should medically prepare for radiological and nuclear emergencies. In a statement, the WHO said many countries still lack “essential elements” of radiation emergency preparedness. The updated guidance comes as the world is at greater risk of nuclear escalation than any time since the Cold War. Russian President Vladimir Putin has hinted at a willingness to drop nuclear bombs as his Ukraine invasion drags on, causing President Joe Biden to suggest last fall that we face “the prospect of Armageddon.” According to the WHO’s list, a typical radiation emergency stockpile should include: Stable iodine, to reduce thyroid exposure to radioactive iodine - Chelating agents to remove radionuclides from the body - Cytokines to reduce bone marrow damage - Medicines to treat vomiting, diarrhea and infections...
WHO issues new advice on stockpiling radiation sickness medicines in event of nuclear attack
The World Health Organization has given new advice on stockpiling medicines to treat radiation sickness, amid worries the Ukraine war could result in a nuclear emergency. The United Nations health body updated its 15-year-old list of medicines health services should have at hand in case of “radiological and nuclear emergencies”. Sources confirmed the new advice had been prompted by the The 11-month-long war, which has triggered a number of nuclear threats. Fighting or artillery barrages around the country's nuclear power plants have raised the prospect of battle damage that would trigger a leak of radiation. Vladimir Putin in October also claimed Ukraine was preparing to detonate a low-yield radioactive “dirty bomb” on its own territory. His claims led Kyiv and other western observers to speculate the Russian leader may have been preparing a “false flag” attack of his own...
The UN promises the world heaven, but drags humanity to hell
This weekend the incredible truth about the United Nations is revealed to the world, by one of their own high level officials. This will wake up many key people worldwide, who are now totally brainwashed to go along with Agenda 2030: school teachers, health professionals, government officials, law enforcement officers, judges, industry leaders, businessmen, bankers, and so on. I even believe it will open the eyes of current employees of the UN. The success of the United Nations and Agenda 2030 is the way they present their hellish plans to humanity. They offer it in a brilliantly shining gift box, that plays a joyful tune, while shimmering in the sun. It looks so nice, its almost hypnotizing. Look how joyful and positive their colorful wheel of sustainability goals have been designed. Did you know this is designed by psychologists, who know exactly what will gain people’s trust? The UN also hired the world’s best copywriters, or should I say “WORD WIZARDS”? Experts who make magic with words. When you read Agenda 2030, you feel like you’re about to enter heaven. They promise the most wonderful changes on earth, like eradicating poverty, ending hunger, social justice, health for all, and so on. This is how they get the world on their side: they play magic tricks with shiny words. They promise heaven, while releasing hell...
Spain Seizes Cocaine Worth $114 Million From Livestock Ship
Spanish police seized 4.5 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of 105 million euros ($114 million) after raiding a cattle ship off the Canary Islands earlier this week, a statement said on Saturday. The ship had stopped at ports in about a dozen countries before Tuesday’s raid, and police said drug smugglers had started using livestock ships because it was more difficult for police to trace their illicit cargo. “International organizations are reinventing themselves to transport drugs from Latin America to Europe, using livestock to make the control and localisation more difficult,” the Spanish police statement said. Police arrested 28 crew members on the Togo-flagged Orion V, which had been trailed from Colombia in an operation by Spanish authorities, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Togo police...
Mysterious illness rocks North Korea and puts Pyongyang into full lockdown
What is sending Kim Jong-Un into a panic? A mysterious illness in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang has the city in a state of lockdown according to reporting from South Korea’s NK News...
Russia 'is now locked in a war against the West':
Chilling warning from Europe's defence chief as more nations
line up to send more tanks and arms to help Ukraine
Russia is now engaged in ‘a war against Nato and the West’, the European Union’s defence chief said yesterday as Canada became the 12th country to commit tanks to Ukraine. Stefano Sannino, the secretary general of the EU’s external action service, suggested Vladimir Putin had moved beyond his initial ‘special military operation’ and was ‘moving the war into a different stage’. Mr Sannino was speaking as Canada became the latest country to pledge tanks and Poland said it would give an additional 60 to the 14 it has already committed to the war effort. Spain and Norway are expected to announce how many Leopard 2s they will send to Ukraine in the coming days...
U.N. exposé in seven languages!
The worldwide exposé of the U.N. will be in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese…
The above map shows the areas in the world that will be able to watch this historic unmasking of the United Nations. In reality it is more, since most people in the world have a basic understanding of English, French, German, or Spanish. After the event I will translate the film in Chinese, Hindi, Arab, Russian, Scandinavian and Eastern European languages, etc. If anyone wants to help, let me know. If you know people that speak Spanish, Italian, Portugese, German, French, and Dutch, then please send them the announcement page and flyer in their language. Share the links below…
Pfizer undercover bombshell: Legacy media remove story, Malone calls to end research
Outrage grows as major UK legacy media outlet Daily Mail removes story from its website. Project Veritas’ undercover report exposing serial big pharma law-breaker Pfizer’s plans to deliberately mutate the COVID virus for its own financial benefit has created a storm online. The story was ignored by the state-aligned and foreign-owned legacy mainstream media in New Zealand. One exception overseas was the Daily Mail in the UK with an article headlined ‘Pfizer is exploring manipulating COVID to make it more potent.’ The legacy media outlet however later pulled the story, prompting Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen to ask why it had disappeared...
Plectrum: The 74m ‘flying’ foil superyacht concept by Lazzarini Design
Italy-based design studio Lazzarini Design has unveiled the rendering for a new 74-metre foil superyacht Plectrum. The motor yacht moves and lifts above the water surface to give the effect that she is ‘flying.’ Plectrum takes her design inspiration from the latest America's Cup sailing yachts, more specifically the Prada models, that use foil cant systems to lift and lower the immensely strong, and heavy foil cant arms. Plectrum has been conceived to be entirely composed and constructed with dry carbon fibre composite materials. The result is a super light motor yacht that can reach an estimated eye-watering top speed of 75 knots. The foil system of Plectrum can be adjusted depending on the cruising needs and the width can be changed from a 15-metre beam when berthed or anchored, to 20-metres when the yacht is sailing at high speed. Plectrum is able to move and lift above the water surface thanks to three hydrogen powered motors. Each motor is capable of providing 5,000 horsepower, with a total horsepower of 15,000...
Germany approves Leopard tank deliveries to Ukraine: Numbers, suppliers and timeframe explained
The German government has changed its stance on Leopard 2 main battle tank deliveries to Ukraine. Giving in to mounting pressure from its allies, Berlin pledged to send in a company-strong number of tanks itself while allowing other European nations to deliver German-made armor from their stocks as well. “This decision follows our well-known line of supporting Ukraine to the best of our ability. We are acting in a closely coordinated manner internationally,” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Wednesday. Size of looming Leopard 2 force revealed...
105m Oceanco superyacht H unveiled in Rotterdam
Oceanco has now launched the 105-metre superyacht H, after she was unveiled to the industry two weeks ago in a spectacular event at the Zwijndrecht shipyard. The superyacht has undergone a complete rebuild that has taken a number of years, which the shipyard says is "a complete transformation that is practically unprecedented in its scale and nature."Following her unveiling two weeks ago, the 105-metre Oceanco superyacht H was transported to Rotterdam aboard a barge and her launch began in the early hours of this morning. Following the launch she will be transported back to Alblasserdam and returned to the build shed for outfitting...
German Foreign Minister comments:
State broadcaster German Tagesschau – Baerbock:
“Fight a war against Russia and not against each other”
Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) sees Germany and its partners at war against Russia and has called for cohesion in the dispute over tank deliveries to Ukraine. "We are fighting a war against Russia and not against each other," Baerbock said today at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. You also have to do more with tanks. "But the most important thing is that we do it together and that we don't blame each other in Europe." Pointing fingers at each other does not bring peace or freedom to Ukraine, Baerbock said. Only Russian President Vladimir Putin would win that way. In addition to more military aid, Kyiv also needs more humanitarian and financial support, she warned...
Turkish Cargo Ship Hit By Missile in Ukraine
A Turkish-owned general cargo ship was struck by a missile in the port of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, sparking a fire, according to video footage from the scene and shipping sources. The missile hit the bridge of the vessel named Tuzla on Tuesday, maritime security company Ambrey said, causing the fire. Video footage showed flames filling the command room of the ship. Reuters was able to confirm the location from the ships and buildings seen in the video, which matched file and satellite imagery of the area. Reuters was not able to independently confirm the date the videos were filmed. The ship, which has been stuck at the port since February 2022, was operated by CayeliShipping, which was not available for comment...
Multiple Ukrainian officials fired amid corruption scandals
Several deputy ministers as well as heads of regional military administrations have been relieved of their duties. Multiple senior Ukrainian officials have been fired by the country’s government on Tuesday. The ongoing reshuffle was announced by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky in his daily video address and affects officials “on different levels, in ministries and other bodies of central and provincial authority, and law enforcement.” The government has dismissed deputy defense minister Vyacheslav Shapovalov, deputy social policy minister Vitaly Muzychenko, as well as two deputies of the minister of regional development, Vyacheslav Negoda and Ivan Lukerya. Shortly before the government’s decision, Shapovalov himself announced his resignation, which was swiftly accepted by his boss, Alexey Reznikov. The move has been prompted by an ongoing graft scandal within the ministry, which had allegedly been procuring food for troops at abnormally high prices...
Chinese gen cargo ship sank off Jeju, 20 missing
General cargo ship JIN TIAN sank in East China sea some 75 nm south of Jeju island, Korea, early in the morning Jan 25, while en route from Vanimo PNG to Incheon, Korea. Understood the ship was caught in rough weather brought by N-NE icy winds, raging over Asian waters during last several days. Last report from the ship was around 0225 Seoul time, stating that the crew is leaving the ship. Korean and Japanese Coast Guard joined forces in search and rescue, by 0930 Seoul time 2 out of 22 crew were rescued, the rest are missing...
Indian Navy commissions Scorpene class submarine INS Vagir
INS Vagir will be a part of the submarine fleet of the Western Naval Command.
Under a collaboration with Naval Group of France, six Scorpene class submarines are being manufactured in India by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). INS Vagir will be a part of the submarine fleet of the Western Naval Command. Launched on 12 November 2020 under Project 75 (P75), Vagir was delivered to Indian Navy on 20 December 2022 after completion of sea trials. Among all the indigenously-built submarines so far, Vagir has taken the lowest build time. The commissioning ceremony was attended by Chief of the Naval Staff admiral R Hari Kumar along with Western Naval Command flag officer commanding-in-chief vice admiral AB Singh, MDL chairman and managing director vice admiral (retired) Narayan Prasad and other senior civil and military officials of Ministry of Defence...
US Navy, French Navy and Royal Navy See Eye to Eye on Interoperability
The heads of the three leading NATO navies, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral Mike Gilday, First Sea Lord, Admiral Ben Key, and the Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Pierre Vandier, met last week in France for the first ever "Paris Naval Conference". Organized by Ifri and the French Navy, the theme of the conference was “the return of naval combat”: The world has entered a new strategic cycle, characterized by the assertion of new powers eager to revise the international order, the predominance of unilateralism, and the increased risk of confrontation between States. In such a context, naval combat appears as a plausible hypothesis that can arise in the context of a high-intensity conflict...
Australia Speeds Up Purchase of ‘Smart’ Sea Mines to Deter China
The Australian government is looking to speed up the purchase of a new generation of sea mines to protect its ports amid growing concern over China’s military build-up and expanding influence in the Pacific. The Department of Defence said in a statement Monday the “smart” sea mines would be able to discriminate between military targets and other shipping vessels and be “a significant deterrent to potential aggressors.” The news was first reported by Australia’s Nine newspapers on Monday, which said the cost could be as much as A$1 billion ($700 million) although the final total was still considered confidential. The department did not release information on the cost of the mines. Australia has sought to bolster its military forces in recent years to help counter China’s rapid military expansion in the region. In the past year, there were at least two reported incidents of confrontations between Australian and Chinese forces, including one just off Australia’s north coast. At the same time, Beijing has broadened its diplomatic footprint in the Pacific, signing a security agreement with the Solomon Islands that could see Chinese warships docked just 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) from the Australian mainland. Australia is currently in negotiations with the US and the UK to acquire a fleet of nuclear submarines by 2040 as part of the wide-reaching AUKUS security partnership. An announcement on the design of the new vessels is expected within months...
Europe increasingly “isolated” – joint maneuvers by S‑Africa, Russia and China
Attempts by the West to isolate Russia and, increasingly, China internationally are being ignored by most “non-Western” countries. South Africa, for example, wants to hold extensive military maneuvers with precisely these states. Relations between the three countries flourish - The South African armed forces have announced that the country will hold ten days of joint naval exercises with Russia and China in February 2023. It is the second military exercise of this kind since the first joint naval exercises in late November 2019. The South African Army wrote in a statement, "As a means of strengthening the already thriving ties between South Africa, Russia and China, a multinational naval exercise will be held between them." three countries.” The second joint naval exercise, named “Mosi”, which means “smoke” in the local Tswana language, is expected to take place in two locations for ten days between February 17 and 27, 2023. Once off the coast of the city of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and off the city of Richards Bay, which is 180 kilometers from Durban. Russian and Chinese navies involved...
WEF ‘no longer relevant’ and is ‘openly mocked’
‘Big Boys’ China, India and Russia skip the event – is Klaus Schwab’s ‘Great Reset’ nightmare finally coming to an end? The brain-child of German engineer and economist Klaus Schwab, Davos was once seen as a must-attend event for the world’s financial and political elite. Attendance was a sign of prestige and influence on the world stage. Starting in the early 1970s as a project to unite a divided Europe, Davos quickly grew to become a think tank of unparalleled power – a shadow world government according to some commentators, whose futuristic ideas of a world where people would ‘own nothing and be happy’ found their way into official policymaking at a national level, especially in Western democracies. The Auckland Plan 2050 for example, refers to WEF concepts no less than six times...
Bill Gates and WHO preparing for next ‘pandemic’ – SEERS virus in 2025
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partnered with the World Health Organisation and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security at a recent event in Belgium. Invitees took part in a ‘table-top simulation’ where a deadly enterovirus originating in South America sometime in 2025 spreads across the world, killing millions of people. Children will be particularly vulnerable to the disease, which is part of the polio family of viruses. The virus is named SEERS – Severe Epidemic Enterovirus Respiratory Syndrome. The Belgium exercise has recalled memories of the now infamous Event 201, where the same parties ran simulations of a ‘flu-like’ global viral outbreak in October 2019, just two months before the first cases of COVID were detected in China. Independent news and opinion channel Redacted looked at Gates’ latest ‘virus preparedness clinic.’ The software engineer and college drop-out has made a 10-fold profit from his investments in health and vaccine technology pre-COVID, turning $10 billion into $200 billion, in what he called his ‘best investment’...
Due to fire hazard – the first shipping company bans electric cars on ferries
Six weeks is the anniversary of the sinking of the Felicity Ace, a ferry that burned and sank with about 4,000 cars on board. It had been far too long to extinguish the fire. Now a first shipping company is banning the transport of electric cars on their ships. The reason is probably the danger posed by electric vehicles that have caught fire. Electric cars do not catch fire more often than combustion engine vehicles, on the contrary. However, it is much more complicated to remove them. That is why shipping company Havila Kystruten burns all e-cars, hybrids and hydrogen cars. Unlike the fire in a conventional car, a possible battery fire could not be extinguished by the crew, says general manager Bent Martini. A danger to both those on board and the ship. It is precisely a Norwegian shipping company that pronounces the electricity ban – Norway is a real Stromer country: in 2020 almost 80 percent of newly registered cars there were electrically powered. Havila Kystruten currently transports goods and people, mainly tourists, on the Norwegian mail route with two ships and from March with four ships. The Havila ships themselves have large battery packs on board, can sometimes sail electrically and are among the most environmentally friendly ships that navigate the coastal route, writes BusinessPortal Norway. However, these batteries are in insulated, fireproof areas with special fire protection systems...
A Central Bank Digital Currency is humanities worst nightmare
The central banks are preparing to replace all physical funds with a digital currency, the CBDC (Central Bank Digital currency). This will give them full control over humanity, as they can monitor every transaction, limit what you can spend, and even delete your funds at will. Digital currency - It is promoted as something that will make our lives easier. The truth is, it would mean total tyranny for all of humanity. Our digital funds would be connected to our digital ID, which will be connected to our vaccine status.
Imagine no longer being able to acces your own funds, when your digital ID shows that you haven’t received your umpteenth vaccine booster. Or envision how your spending would be limited, as the result of posting something on social media that the government doesn't like.
Or worse: what if governments simply erase your assets because you don’t agree with their policies?
This has been happening already with services like P@yPal, where thousands of accounts were closed, because people engaged in activities that oppose tyranny. Several American banks froze the accounts from people who participated in events that defend basic human rights. In Canada, America, The Netherlands, India, China and other nations countless people already experience it.
A Central Bank Digital Currency would make this kind of tyranny mainstream, as it is the perfect tool to control the public.
Similar to what we are seeing on Facebook, and YouTube: when you post something that exposes the agenda of the criminal elites, the post is either removed, you are blocked, or worse: your entire account is deleted, because it “violates community guidelines”.
Do you think this will stay limited to social media? Once they have full control over your resources, you can bet they will steal them from people at will, because they “violate community guidelines”. It happens all the time in China, and as we know from the documents published by the Rockefeller Foundation and World Economic Forum, China is their perfect example. What happens in China, they want to export to the entire world.
The European Union for example is going all out on forcing a digital currency. There is nothing national governments can do to stop it, as they have been so stupid to surrender all power into the hands of the European Union.
Fire in the tourist marina of Marbella destroys 80 vessels: millions of euros in damages
A vast fire which broke out in a tourist marina in Marbella, Spain, destroyed a storage warehouse and around eighty vessels. The fire broke out in the La Bajadilla marina around 7pm local time on Wednesday 11 January, causing damages for millions of euros. Fire rescue, police and ambulances were present on the scene. The causes of the fire are still unknown. In just a short time, even though access to the port had been blocked, a crowd gathered nearby to see what was happening, filming dozens of videos which immediately went viral online. A column of thick smoke and flames, visible kilometres away, became the sad symbol of a dramatic evening in the Spanish tourist town, with damages still being calculated, but estimated to be in the millions. Around thirty fire fighters worked for hours to put out the fire and secure the area. The fire was under control by 9pm, and investigations are still under way as to what caused it...
Shock announcement: Ardern resigns as PM
Jacinda Ardern announced today that she has resigned as Prime Minister of New Zealand. The Labour Caucus will vote for a new leader and Prime Minister at a meeting on Sunday. Current Deputy Grant Robertson will not be seeking the leadership. In a statement read out in front of media this afternoon, Ardern said: ‘This summer I had hoped to find a way to prepare not just for another year but another term, because that is what this year requires. I have not been able to do that. And so today I’m announcing that I will not be seeking re-election, and that my term as Prime Minister will conclude no later than the 7th of the February. This has been the most fulfilling five and a half years of my life. But it’s also had its challenges. Amongst an agenda focussed on housing, child poverty and climate change, we encountered a major bio-security incursion, a domestic terror event, a major natural disaster, a global pandemic, and an economic crists. ‘The decisions that have had to be made have been continual, and they have been weighty...
Australian Doctor Finds Chips, ‘Self-assembling’ Structures Forming in Pfizer Vaccine Contents
An Australian doctor has gone public with microscopic images of unidentified objects that appear to be “self-assembling” from the contents of Pfizer’s COVID injection. Family physician Dr. David Nixon recently shared dark field microscopy photos of “concerning” structures that appeared in Pfizer jab fluid over time and that seem to be the product of “intelligent design” in a Sunday episode of the International Crimes Investigative Committee (ICIC) co-hosted by the group’s founder, Dr. Reiner Fuellmich and ex-Pfizer executive Dr. Michael Yeadon. Nixon showed how boxy, dark structures, similar in shape to crystals but with “internal structures that appear to be different from … a naturally occurring crystal,” appeared on the periphery of the slide’s jab contents after he left it out overnight...
History - Cloud seeding flight approved for day before fatal Tasmania flooding
Tasmania’s government-owned energy company has been asked to explain why it conducted cloud seeding over the Australian island shortly before heavy rains which caused catastrophic flooding. Cloud seeding is a process which involves dropping ice crystals into clouds to cause rain and is used as a technique to maintain water levels in dams. Despite heavy rain being forecast, Premier of Tasmania Will Hodgman said Hydro Tasmania gave the seeding go-ahead on Sunday morning. The cloud seeding was spread over the Derwent River catchment near Ouse in Southern Tasmania, which flooded Monday and where the search continues for a missing farmer. Another man remains missing in the state’s northern area. At least three people have died and thousands were advised to evacuate their homes and businesses...
83m Feadship superyacht Project 712 launched
Feadship has completed the technical launch of its 82.9-metre superyacht Project 712, during the early hours of the morning. Project 712 was pulled out of the Feadship’s Scheepswerf Slob facility on the river Merwede, just outside of Papendrecht, over the weekend and then transported closer to Rotterdam where her technical launch took place. The sub-2000 GT superyacht is characterised by a plumb bow and clean, crisp exterior lines. Project 712 has three cascading aft decks that will provide guests with plenty of alfresco space. She also appears to have fold-out balconies in the beach club. Her naval architecture and engineering was conceived by De Voogt Naval Architects...
Whangarei – New Project of Circa Marine Shipyard, Circa SXV-40
Tommaso Spadolini unveils 90m superyacht concept with vast beach club
Italian yacht designer Tommaso Spadolini has unveiled the first details of his new 90-metre superyacht concept. The sporty motor yacht features strong exterior lines and has been designed to have close contact with the sea. The new superyacht concept has been conceived with a powerful shear for the main deck, emphasised by two strong convex lines for the owner’s and upper decks. “We have worked closely with the owner and his representatives to create a really head-turning design that responds to his three key requirements without sacrificing one iota of practicality,” said...
Critical: WHO to Finalize Proposed IHR Amendments This Week in Secret IHRRC Meeting
The International Health Regulations Review Committee (IHRRC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to meet in secret from Monday, January 9, 2023, to Friday January 13, 2023. The IHRRC will be working to finalize what is now a 46-page document that includes proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR). The proposed amendments would...
Revealed: 83m Feadship superyacht Project 712
Feadship has pulled its 82.9-metre superyacht Project 712 out of the shed for the first time, and our in-house Content Creator Ruben Griffioen was on site to photograph the event. Project 712 load out at SLOBPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht Times - The hull and superstructure of Project 712 have been constructed at Feadship’s Scheepswerf Slob facility on the river Merwede, just outside of Papendrecht, the Netherlands. Her load-out took place in the early hours this morning, where she was driven onto the awaiting pontoon and then transported to a second location in Rotterdam. Very little is known about Project 712, aside from her being a sub-2000 GT superyacht that's constructed with a steel and aluminium hull. The studio behind her exterior styling has been unannounced, yet we do know that De Voogt Naval Architects oversaw her engineering and Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design her interior spaces...
Global political elite skipping Davos
US, Chinese and Russian leaders will not attend this year’s World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps.
The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland has kicked off on Monday with a number of top-tier leaders absent. US President Joe Biden is skipping this year’s gathering, along with French President Emmanuel Macron, and new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Russian President Vladimir Putin is also passing on the event, along with the entire Russian business elite, which has been forced off the guest list by Ukraine-related sanctions. Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Chinese businessmen will also miss the forum following the aftershocks of a recent spike in Covid-19 cases and troubles on the domestic stock market, which saw some $224 billion erased last year from the fortunes of China’s wealthiest people. Of the Group of Seven (G7) leaders, only German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is set to attend Davos this year, along with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Despite the shrinking number of political leaders, this year’s attendance list is rich in top managers. Among 2,700 participants in the official WEF sessions, “we’re likely to surpass the old record from 2020 with 600 global CEOs – including 1,500 C-suite level overall,” according to WEF head of digital and marketing, George Schmitt. According to Bloomberg, a total of 116 billionaires are attending the WEF this year, a 40% rise from ten years ago. Representatives from the US will form the largest group with 33 delegates. Some 18 more billionaires are coming from Europe, and 13 from India, including industrialist Gautam Adani, the world’s fourth-richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Established in 1971, the World Economic Forum is a not-for-profit foundation and its annual gathering in Davos is the world’s biggest annual economics event. This year’s forum will run until January 20.
Climate Change - Geoengineering:
Climate startup Make Sunsets releases particles into atmosphere, horrifying scientists
A US startup has launched weather balloons containing sulphur dioxide particles into the stratosphere in a bid to "prevent catastrophic global warming" - but scientists aren't happy. Make Sunsets, which is backed by two venture capital funds, is embarking on geoengineering - a highly fraught way of manipulating the climate by reflecting more sunlight back into space...
Davos Slammed as ‘Masterclass in Hypocrisy’ as Study Finds Attendees Take 1,000+...
The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting once again managed to unite critics both left and right in condemnation of the annual conference for Western politicians, celebrities, and oligarchs who are staunchly committed to convincing the rest of us to cut back. The hundreds of elites descending on Davos in private jets – in the name of offering the rest of humanity climate solutions – are really offering a “masterclass in hypocrisy,” critics say, as a new study found over a thousand private flights were taken at airports by the resort that hosts the notorious World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. “Given that… the WEF claims to be committed to the 1.5°C Paris Climate Target, this annual private jet bonanza is a distasteful masterclass in hypocrisy,” said Greenpeace’s transport campaigner, Klara Maria Schenk, who added that “it’s about time our political leaders start to lead by example instead of producing hot air in secret meetings with big business.” The World Economic Forum claims its highly-secretive Davos meeting is merely a “platform to engage in constructive, forward-looking dialogues and help find solutions through public-private cooperation.” According to its website, this year’s assembly is focused on generating “Cooperation in a Fragmented World.” With 2023’s gathering still several days away, Swiss authorities have reportedly already locked down all local access roads and are scanning the fingerprints of attendees to verify their identities. Greenpeace International wrote in a Friday statement that research they commissioned – and carried out by Dutch environmental consultancy CE Delft – found that “during the week of last year’s World Economic Forum 1,040 private jet flights arrived and departed out of airports serving the Swiss luxury ski resort Davos, with about every second flight attributed to the meeting. “53% were short-haul flights below 750 [kilometers] that could have easily been train trips, with 38% flying ultra short distances of under 500 km,” they noted. According to their findings, one private jet traveled just 21 kilometers to arrive. “The rich and powerful flock to Davos in ultra-polluting, socially inequitable private jets to discuss climate and inequality behind closed doors,” Schenk noted. “Do we really believe that these are the people to solve the problems the world faces?” Private jet flights touching down and departing from the World Economic Forum in 2022 reportedly produced nearly 10,700 tons of CO2 – or roughly what 350,000 average cars emit in a week. According to researchers, total emissions from private jet flights quadrupled during the week before and after Davos, and most of the flights were undertaken by WEF participants.
This man controls the world
How Bill Gates singlehandedly rules the entire world…
Bill Gates has zero medical education, yet he was declared as the leader of the global vaccine plan 2012-2020 at the World Health Assembly. Let this sink in: a man without any kind of medical training is in charge of vaccinating all of humanity. The goal is to create a world where people can only participate in society, if they receive ongoing injections, several times a year. World dictator - Bill Gates is the main financial donor to the World Health Organization, which gives him full control over this organization. Bill Gates personally positioned the WHO director Tedros, who was formerly a militant communist terrorist in Ethiopia. The WHO issued the "Pandemic Treaty" which gives them totalitarian control over every nation of the world, every time they declare a pandemic. If we understand that the WHO is essentially controlled by Bill Gates, we know that pandemics basically position Gates as a world dictator....
Orient Express Cruises To Set Sail On World’s Largest Superyacht
If riding on the original, redesigned Orient Express train in 2025 and staying at an Orient Express hotel top your bucket list, make room: The Orient Express Silenseas, an opulent 722-foot-long (220-meter-long) ship with three masts towering at over 300 feet high, is set to be the world’s largest sailing yacht—and superyacht, period—and will ply Mediterranean and Caribbean routes starting in spring 2026. It will offer 54 suites, accommodating 120 passengers. Reservations will begin as early as 2024. The Orient Express Silenseas is global hospitality giant Accor SA’s first entry into the cruise industry, in partnership with French shipbuilding company Chantiers de l’Atlantique. AccorHotels shared details about its future cruises with Bloomberg, ahead of its public announcement on Wednesday. Two yachts will be built, with the second delivery scheduled for the first quarter of 2027...
Look beyond the storm, to the dawn of a bright new day
The world is under attack! Multibillionaire criminals are setting up a New World Order that will impose worldwide tyranny. Who are the people that changed the world for the better, throughout history? "I know! I know! It were the naysayers! Those that never were positive, had no hope or vision, and only went with what their limited senses observed in the present. They always criticized those that did have a bigger, and more positive vision. They even felt smart because they weren't as "naive" as those that had dreams, and hopes for the future. Those were the ones who changed history for the better, and helped humanity." Right...
Will 2023 be Worse Than 2022?
Is Joe Biden willing to destroy the world to “weaken Russia”?
Even though one has become accustomed to seeing the United States government behaving irrationally on an epic scale with no concern for what happens to the average citizen who is not a member of one of the freak show constituencies of the Democratic Party, it is still possible to be surprised or even shocked. Shortly before year’s end 2022 an article appeared in the mainstream media and was quite widely circulated. The headline that it was featured under in the original Business Insider version read “A nuclear attack would most likely target one of these 6 US cities — but an expert says none of them are prepared.” The cities were New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco.
The article seeks to provide information and tips that would allow one to survive a nuclear attack, repeating commentary from several “experts” in emergency management and “public health” suggesting that a nuclear war would be catastrophic but not necessarily the end of the world. One should be prepared. It observes that “those cities would struggle to provide emergency services to the wounded. The cities also no longer have designated fallout shelters to protect people from radiation.” It is full of sage advice and off-the-cuff observations, including “Can you imagine a public official keeping buildings intact for fallout shelters when the real-estate market is so tight?” Or even better the advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s “nuclear detonation planning guide” that for everyday citizens in a city that has been nuked: “Get inside, stay inside, and stay tuned.” Dr. Ron Paul asks “Are they insane? They act as if a nuclear attack on the United States is just another inconvenience to plan for, like an ice storm or a hurricane.”
The article argues that the six cities would be prime targets as they are centers for vital infrastructure. The bomb blasts would kill hundreds of thousands or even millions of Americans with many more deaths to follow from radiation poisoning, but the article makes no attempt to explain why Russia, with a relatively sane leadership, would want to start a nuclear war that would potentially destroy the planet. Also, the targeting list of the cities provided by the “experts” is itself a bit odd. Surely Russia would attack military and government targets as a first priority to limit the possible retaliation while also crippling the ability of the White House and Pentagon to command and control the situation. Such targets would include both San Diego and Norfolk where the US Atlantic and Pacific fleets are based as well as the various Strategic Air Command bases and the underground federal government evacuation site in Mount Weather Virginia.
Reading the article, one is reminded of the early years of the Cold War that sought to reassure the public that nuclear war was somehow manageable. It was a time when we elementary school children were drilled in hiding under our desks when the air raid alarm went off. Herman Kahn was, at that time, the most famous advocate of the school of thought that the United States could survive the “unthinkable,” i.e. a nuclear war. An American physicist by training, Kahn became a founding member of the beyond neocon nationalist Hudson Institute, which is still unfortunately around. Kahn, who served in the US Army during the Second World War as a non-combat telephone lineman, started has career as a military strategist at the RAND Corporation. Kahn endorsed a policy of deterrence and argued that if the Soviet Union believed that the United States had a devastating second-strike capability then Moscow would not initiate hostilities, which he explained in his paper titled “The Nature and Feasibility of War and Deterrence”. The Russians had to believe that even a perfectly coordinated massive attack would guarantee a measure of retaliation that would leave them devastated as well. Kahn also posited his idea of a “winnable” nuclear exchange in his 1960 book On Thermonuclear War for which he is often cited as one of the inspirations for the title character of Stanley Kubrick’s classic film Dr. Strangelove.
The appearance of the Business Insider article dealing with a cool discussion of the survivability from a nuclear war suggests that the nutcases are again escaping from the psychiatric hospital here in the US and are obtaining top jobs in government and the media. While one continues to hope that somehow someone will wake up in the White House and realize that the deep dark hole that we the American people find ourselves in mandates a change of course and a genuine reset, there is little daylight visible in the darkness.
My particular concern relates to the entangling relationships that have kept our country permanently at war in spite of the fact that since the Cold War ended in 1991 no potential adversary has actually threatened the United States. Now, the federal government appears to be in the business of cultivating dangerous relationships to justify defense spending and placing the nation on the brink of what might prove to be catastrophic. The current US mission to “weaken Russia” and eventually also China in order to maintain its own “rules based international order” includes such hypocritical and utterly illegal under international law anomalies as the continued military occupation of part of Syria to deny that country’s leaders’ access to their oil fields and best agricultural land. A recent UN humanitarian agency investigation determined that the Syrian people are suffering and even starving as a result of that and US imposed sanctions that the Biden Administration maintains against all reason and humanity.
At the present time, however, the most entangling of all relationships, even more than with Israel, has to be the engagement of the US in the proxy war being fought against Russia on behalf of Ukraine, which is exactly what threatens to turn nuclear if someone blinks at the wrong time. Billions of dollars in direct aid as well as billions more in the form of weapons stripped from arsenals in Europe and the US have been given to the corrupt regime of President Volodymyr Zelensky while Zelensky continues to work assiduously to milk the situation and draw Washington into a deeper war directly confronting Moscow.
In fact, by some reckonings the war has already begun, with the US and its allies clearly dedicated to crippling the Russian economy while also getting rid of President Vladimir Putin. The 101st Airborne is now in place in Romania next to Ukraine to “warn” the Kremlin while the Pentagon has recently admitted that some American military personnel are already in Ukraine, contrary to the denials by White House spokesmen. The British have also revealed that some of their elite Special Ops personnel are on the ground. And there are reports that more American soldiers will soon be on the way, ostensibly to “track the weapons” being provided to Zelensky, which will include US-made, Patriot Missile batteries some of which might even be placed in NATO member Poland to provide air cover over Western Ukraine, a definite act of war as seen by Russia, which has warned that such a move would mean that the US and its allies had “effectively become a party” to the war in Ukraine and there will be “consequences.” “Consequences” means escalation.
The soldier-“trackers” mission may be in response to reports that weapons provided by NATO have been corruptly sold or given to third countries by the Ukrainians. The several US initiatives taken together could produce a rapid escalation of the conflict complete with dead Americans coming home in body bags and an inevitable direct US involvement in combat roles that could lead anywhere, but at this point it is the Russians who are acting with restraint by not targeting the NATO and US “advisers” who are already active in Ukraine.
Suspicion is also growing that the United States “green-lighted” in advance recent cruise missile attacks carried out by Ukraine against military targets deep inside Russia. Since the attacks, the White House has declared that Ukraine has “permission” to attack Russia and has basically conceded to the unbalanced Zelensky the right to make all the decisions and run the war that the US is largely funding, which is a formula for disaster. It is already known that Ukraine is receiving top level intelligence provided both by the US and also other NATO states. The precision attacks on Russia suggest that the Ukrainian army was given the coordinates of possible active targets, something that the US would be capable of providing but which would have been beyond the abilities of Ukraine, which possesses no satellite surveillance capability. If it is true that the White House was involved in escalating the conflict it would be a very dangerous move, inviting retaliation by Moscow.
To be sure, some idiots in Washington, mostly of the neocon variety, continue to see war against Russia as something like a crusade for world freedom. Rick Newman, Yahoo’s top Finance Columnist, observes how “Budget hawks in Congress are worried about granting President Biden’s request for an additional $38 billion in aid for Ukraine to help defeat the invading Russians.” He concludes “They’re right. Thirty-eight billion isn’t enough. Make it $50 billion. Or even $100 billion. The more, the better, until the job is done.”
Apparently, the bellicose Rick does not quite get that Russia has made clear that if it is about to be defeated by force majeure it will go nuclear. And Congress and the White House don’t seem to get it either, with both the Republican and Democratic parties oblivious to the real danger that confronts the American people. Nuclear war? Sure! Just hide in your basement, if you have one, and tune in…
Salvage fight over Sydney to Hobart yacht Huntress
as Aboriginal Land Council claims ownership
A stranded Sydney to Hobart yacht that washed up on a remote beach on a Tasmanian island has been salvaged despite a fight with the local Aboriginal Land Council, which claims the boat now "belongs to Aborigines". The yacht, Huntress, washed ashore on Christmas Beach on truwana/Cape Barren Island after its rudder broke off during last month's race. The crew was rescued and the yacht was cut loose and left to drift for a week before it washed ashore. Overnight it was refloated and on Monday was towed back to safe harbour in the Tamar River, in northern Tasmania. But Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania chairman Michael Mansell said the yacht should not have been salvaged by the insurance company because "any vessels wrecked or washed up on the shores of Aboriginal land belongs to Aborigines". "We do not give permission for the insurers to move the vessel Huntress," he said. "The yacht cannot be removed from the island until one-third of its value is paid or the owners agree that Aborigines own the vessel...
U.S. Navy Seizes More Than 2,000 AK-47’s from Fishing Vessel in Gulf of Oman
The U.S. Navy has seized more than 2,000 AK-47 assault rifles believed to be bound for Yemen from a fishing vessel in international waters in the Gulf of Oman, marking the third such weapons seizure in just two months. The discovery and seizure was made by a U.S. Navy boarding team from patrol coastal ship USS Chinook (PC 9) with support from USS Monsoon (PC 4) and guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). The intercepted vessel, which was sailing on a route historically used to traffic illicit cargo to the Houthis in Yemen, was crewed by six Yemeni nationals...
This Climate Startup’s Rogue Plan to Manipulate the Weather is Horrifying Scientists
Make Sunset’s founder said the company has already launched reflective particles into the atmosphere. A startup founded in October says it has launched weather balloons containing particles of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere in an attempt to artificially manipulate the climate. Make Sunsets co-founder and CEO Luke Iseman told MIT Technology Review that he expects critics will portray him “like the Bond villain” for what the site called “geoengineering activism.” Meanwhile, the White House is funding its own five-year research plan into geoengineering, a highly controversial proposal to reverse climate change...
Spotlight: Is London already a 15-minute city?
The concept of the 15-minute city is gaining popularity within the built environment sector, particularly post-Covid as the pandemic saw many of us spending more time in our local area than ever before. Based on research by Monika Jain, Transport for London and Greater London Authority, and Shivani Bhatnagar, Transport for London, our latest Spotlight considers the value of the concept in a London context. The concept of the 15-minute city (or 15-minute neighbourhood) is a model for planning and urban development that makes cities more sustainable and liveable for residents. At its heart is the idea that residents should be able to meet most of their daily needs within a 15-minute walk or cycle, with one of the key aims being to reduce car dependency in cities...
Genocide Investigation Launched Against Peruvian Authorities Following Massacre
A new government probe suggests the tide may be turning against the US-backed government which seized power in Peru last month, depriving President Pedro Castillo of his power... Peru’s Attorney General has opened an investigation into the country’s new leaders after over a dozen Peruvians were killed in confrontations with security forces. According to local media, officials are investigating the politicians for the crimes of genocide, homicide, and inflicting grievous injuries. “The preliminary investigation is related to the alleged crimes of genocide, murder, and grievous bodily harm committed during the demonstrations of December 2022 and January 2023 in the regions of Apurimac, La Libertad, Puno, Junin, Arequipa, and Ayacucho,” reads a statement issued by the office. Much of the upper echelon of Peru’s new authorieis are reportedly being scrutinized, including the self-declared president, Dina Boluarte, Prime Minister Alberto Otárola, Interior Minister Victor Rojas, and Defense Minister Jorge Chavez...
Lula Regime Sends in Buses to Take Thousands of Opposition Protesters to Prison,
Moraes Blocks 200 Facebook Profiles, Hotels Ordered to Turn Over Guest Lists
A massive crowd of tens of thousands of Brazilians descended on the capital of Brasilia on Sunday to protest the stolen October presidential elections. The protesters stormed the National Congress and Supreme Court. Police used tear gas to confront the protersts. Police on horseback were attacked, Gunfire was reported. The people fear the communist Lula, his Supreme Court Justice Moraes, and the communists supporting their takeover of South America’s largest country...
France’s new Submarine Suffren completes first operational deployment
The French MoD announced that the French Navy' Suffren nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) and its blue crew completed their first operational deployment with the Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group on January 4, 2023. Suffren entered “active duty” (admission au service actif in French) on 3 June 2022. Starting last november, Suffren took part in the ANTARES mission, an operational deployment in the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. The presence of France’s most advanced SSN in the Charles de Gaulle CSG was first announced by French President Emmanuel Macron: During this deployment, the submarine contributed to the knowledge and anticipation of crises in areas of strategic interest, thus contributing to France’s autonomous decision-making capability, the MoD added...
Of Economic Crises and Pandemics: Facebook as Fact, Government as Truth, Big Pharma as God
If events since March 2020 have shown us anything, it is that fear is a powerful weapon for securing hegemony. Any government can manipulate fear about certain things while conveniently ignoring real dangers that a population faces. Author and researcher Robert J Burrowes says: …if we were seriously concerned about our world, the gravest and longest-standing health crisis on the planet is the one that starves to death 100,000 people each day. No panic about that, of course.” No panic because the controlling interests of the global food system have long profited from a ‘stuffed and starved’ strategy that ensures people unnecessarily go hungry when corporate profit rather than need dictates policies....
Cyclone Hale forces cruise ship NOORDAM to change itinerary
The approaching Cyclone Hale is causing problems for the Holland America Line cruise ship NOORDAM, which is en route in New Zealand. The ship has already missed several ports and more problems are expected due to the hurricane. The ship set sail from Sydney on January 2 for a 12-night cruise to New Zealand. It arrived in New Zealand on January 5th and after visits to Fiordland National Park and Dunedin, the ship docked in Wellington on January 7th. The ship was scheduled to sail the next day, but the hurricane brought 18-foot waves, strong gales, heavy downpours and treacherous conditions along the New Zealand coast. As a result, the ship was forced to remain in Wellington and miss its port call to Picton. In the next 24 hours, the cyclone is expected to hit the Bay of Plenty and Tauranga with full force. This means that another port of call on the ship's itinerary is unsafe...
Something incredible happens in Brazil
Protesters in Brazil invade government buildings – Military protects protesters
Unprecedented protests in Brazil against corruption by the Deep State. National Congress, Supreme Court and Senate are invaded. Military prevents Federal police from arresting protesters! War on tyranny. War on censorship. War on the elites. War on the one world government. War on the realm of darkness. War on corruption. We are seeing the first eruptions of something that will sweep the earth, like a tsunami of truth.
Maldives Pops With Yachts
As the world opens back up with travel, the ultra-rich sail to the seductive beaches of the Maldives with their luxury vessels. Tucked away in the Indian Ocean, the tropical getaway saw 18 superyachts in early January, compared with only one two months ago, according to tracking data compiled by Bloomberg. The 111-meter Alaiya, reportedly owned by Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, is the largest in the region, followed by the 90-meter Lauren L, which has been tied to one of the richest men in the Ukraine, Igor Kolomoisky. Bold, an 85-meter yacht owned by German businessman Guido Krass, and Cambodian Yim Leak’s Wanderlust round out the top four. The island chain currently boasts more yachts than Hong Kong and Singapore combined, and outpaces Thailand which saw 14 yachts gracing its shores over the past five days...
Low Antarctic continental climate sensitivity due to high ice sheet orography
The Antarctic continent has not warmed in the last seven decades, despite a monotonic increase in the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases. In this paper, we investigate whether the high orography of the Antarctic ice sheet (AIS) has helped delay warming over the continent. To that end, we contrast the Antarctic climate response to CO2-doubling with present-day orography to the response with a flattened AIS. To corroborate our findings, we perform this exercise with two different climate models. We find that, with a flattened AIS, CO2-doubling induces more latent heat transport toward the Antarctic continent, greater moisture convergence over the continent and, as a result, more surface-amplified condensational heating. Greater moisture convergence over the continent is made possible by flattening of moist isentropic surfaces, which decreases humidity gradients along the trajectories on which extratropical poleward moisture transport predominantly occurs, thereby enabling more moisture to reach the pole. Furthermore, the polar meridional cell disappears when the AIS is flattened, permitting greater CO2-forced warm temperature advection toward the Antarctic continent. Our results suggest that the high elevation of the present AIS plays a significant role in decreasing the susceptibility of the Antarctic continent to CO2-forced warming...
WHO looking to force amendments for a 'Pandemic Treaty' this month
The unelected globalist institution wants to take full control of national health measures for future pandemics. The International Health Regulations Review Committee (IHRRC) is meeting 9-13 January and will make final recommendations to the Director-General of WHO by 15 January on changes to the International Health Regulations (IHR). The IHR is effectively a treaty which provides a framework for the international response to disease outbreaks and has been in force since 2005. The proposed amendments will see a dramatic increase in WHO’s powers where a pandemic (or ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’ (PHEIC)) has been declared. The sole power of declaring whether a PHEIC exists or not resides with WHO (Articles 48 and 49). New Zealand has played an active role in the negotiations over the draft text, in submitting a proposal of amendments. This proposal was analysed in detail by researcher James Roguski. A proposed new Article 13A in the IHR reads, ‘States Parties recognize WHO as the guidance and coordinating authority of international public health response during a PHEIC and undertake to follow WHO in their international public health response.’ Although WHO’s powers are couched in the language of ‘recommendations’, under Article 13A they will be enforceable once the treaty is signed. WHO can also issue ‘temporary recommendations’ in the event of PHEIC, or if an outbreak has the potential to become one (Article 15). WHO may also make ‘standing recommendations’ for ‘routine or periodic application (Article 16) – which includes recommendations on health products technology.
Recommendations by WHO with respect to people, may include (Article 18):
review travel history in affected areas;
review proof of medical examination and any laboratory analysis;
require medical examinations;
review proof of vaccination or other prophylaxis;
require vaccination or other prophylaxis;
place suspect persons under public health observation;
implement quarantine or other health measures for suspect persons;
implement isolation and treatment where necessary of affected persons;
implement tracing of contacts of suspect or affected persons;
refuse entry of suspect and affected persons;
refuse entry of unaffected persons to affected areas; and
implement exit screening and/or restrictions on persons from affected areas
Proposed Article 23 relates to a new system of Digital Health ID. This will include information about the traveller’s identity, their itinerary, vaccination history and diagnostic test results. Although a paper-based documentation system may be adopted, these should ‘preferrably be in digital form, with paper form as a residual option.’
While States Parties may implement a Digital Health ID, it is not difficult to envisage the technologically advanced Western countries including New Zealand doing so – as soon as one country adopts it, it will be difficult for others not to. The effect of this will be to centralise the storage of all health and travel information for all citizens. Additionally, implementation of Digital Health IDs is subject only to ‘international agreements and the [proposed Pandemic Treaty]’ – not local constitutional law and human rights. Given the New Zealand courts refusal to give full effect to medical rights throughout the recent COVID pandemic, it is likely they will view any Digital ID implemented under a Pandemic Treaty as a ‘justified limitation’ on the fundamental rights of privacy and medical freedoms set out in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act...
Australia Port Entry To Fouled Cruise Ship
What should have been a dream holiday for passengers, a holiday cruise through the glittering blue waters from Auckland to Sydney has turned sour. Instead of making port calls, they were stuck on the vessel for six days straight, unable to dock in Australia due to a potentially hazardous organism found on the hull. Australia’s strict marine biosecurity regulations meant the ship was not allowed to enter the country’s waters. The 14-deck Viking Orion was stranded 16 miles off the coast of Adelaide, Australia due to the presence of a mysterious sea snail. To make the best of the situation, the crew provided lobster dinners, glasses of sparkling wine, and additional entertainment in attempt to keep passengers entertained and content during the delay. With passengers having been stranded at sea for seven days, many are now fervently hoping to return to dry land. How much longer must they wait? Since leaving Wellington, New Zealand the day after Christmas, the ship has been denied permission to dock in Christchurch, Dunedin and Hobart. The Australian authorities issued stern warning for the Viking Orion and ordered the vessel’s agent to ensure that the hull was thoroughly cleaned before it could make its way into Australian waters...
Naval Task Force Holding Somali Piracy Operation as a Reminder to Shipping Not to Let Its Guard Down
A multi-national naval task force tasked with combating piracy in the Somali basin is getting ready to conduct a five-day operation aimed at increasing naval presence and informing the maritime community on the continuing risks to shipping despite a lull in Somali piracy and expiration of a key industry designation. The focused operation, known as Mare Liberum, comes as the shipping industry has removed its “High Risk Area” (HRA) designation for the western Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden, and southern Red Sea as of January 1, 2023. The operation is being hosted by the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151), which is currently under Brazilian leadership. The task force was established in 2009 with a specific piracy mission-based mandate in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions. Working alongside European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) and other partners, CTF 151 helps to patrol the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) through the Gulf of Aden. CTF says the operation should serve as a reminder that Somali-based piracy has not been eradicated...
Cruise ship denied entry into several ports due to biofouling
A cruise ship, the Viking Orion, has been denied entry in Adelaide, Australia due to biofouling. The ship had previously been refused entry to Christchurch, Dunedin and Hobart on the same cruise for the same reason. Before the ship can enter the port, it must undergo a hull cleaning. Biofouling is the accumulation of small plants, algae or microorganisms on the ship's hull. It is feared that this will introduce invasive species from foreign ecosystems. Passengers remain stranded and upset because not only has their arrival ashore been delayed, but four of the cruise's eight stopovers have been canceled because the ship was refused entry into sensitive areas...
How Are Viruses Discovered and Identified in the First Place?
The earthshaking Etienne De Harven interview by Celia Farber
The question I’ve been asking since 1987— If the experts are going to claim a particular virus causes a particular disease—how do they know that virus exists in the first place? For example, the supposedly new coronavirus in China. For example, Ebola. For example, HIV. For example, the coronavirus supposedly causing SARS (2003). How do researchers know these viruses exist? “Well, of course they know. They must.” That is not a satisfactory answer—even though most people would offer it. The question can become very interesting, when you stop and consider researchers working away in biowar labs fiddling with viruses. How do they know they’re tweaking viruses that actually exist? On a more mundane frontier, when scientists tell us they’re rushing to develop a vaccine against a virus that is harming the population, how do they know that virus exists to begin with...
The biggest upcoming superyacht launches for 2023
The largest yacht we are expecting to see join the fleet is the 145-metre Luminance. We are not entirely sure if Luminance will be finished in 2022 or 2023 as though her hull was transported in 2021, she has not been seen since. Lürssen however have a solid reputation for producing high quality yachts to their delivery dates, so we will have to wait and see! Unlike the about two vessels we do know the interior designer of the yacht, with the owner selecting Zuretti Interior Design. The hull of the 122-metre Lürssen superyacht was launched in June of 2021. She features exterior design from the boards of Nuvolari Lenard, while her interiors have been penned by British design studio, Reymond Langton. She was first made public in 2019, with the announcement of...
Owned by financial oligarchs
The World Health Organization is a One World Government
Did you know the World Health Organization has been literally set up to operate as a one world government?
Did you know that when the WHO declares a pandemic, the laws of all the nations are nullified, and the entire world is submitted to the so-called ‘constitution’ of the WHO?
Did you know the WHO can at any time declare a pandemic, based on any fraudulent diagnostic tool?
Did you know the WHO declared the current pandemic based on the severely flawed PCR test, which produces up to 94% false positives?
Did you know that all the nations of the world are now bound to unquestioning submission to whatever guidelines the WHO issues?
Did you know the WHO is owned and controlled by private individuals who are not democratically elected by anyone?
Did you know this makes the WHO effectively a private entity that rules the entire world - outside any form of democracy?
Did you know the entire health system of our world is owned by financial oligarchs who use it to dominate all of humanity? ...
Who has the most expensive private jet in the world?
To date, the most expensive private jet in the world is the Saudi Prince Al Waleed’s Airbus A380. This aviation jewel is worth the incredible sum of 500 million dollars, making it is the most expensive private jet in the world. Why does it cost so much? Because it is a long-haul aircraft that has been refurbished as a VIP private jet. This meant that most of the seats from the classic line model were removed to convert it into a luxurious space. With an initial cost of 300 million euros, the prince then paid another 200 million to enjoy...
You Don’t Have to be a Conspiracy Theorist to be Worried About the World Economic Forum
Samuel Greg, a Distinguished Fellow in Political Economy at the American Institute for Economic Research and author, most recently, of The Next American Economy: Nation, State, and Markets in an Uncertain World, has written a good piece for the Spectator about the WEF on the eve of Davos 2023. He argues that if you care about liberty, democracy and national self-determination, it’s perfectly rational to be concerned about the influence of Klaus Schwab and his followers. Not because they are the puppeteers controlling politicians across the West, but because they’re ideas permeate the upper echelons of the global elite. In particular, Schwab’s belief in the top-down, technocratic form of government exemplified by the EU. It wields no formal political power and can’t make anyone do anything. Nonetheless, since its founding in 1971, the WEF has become an organisation which embodies supreme confidence in the imperative of a particular type of person running the world from the top-down. In his famous 2004 essay entitled ‘Dead Souls’, the political scientist Samuel P. Huntington called this prototype ‘Davos Man’...
Chevron Sending Two Oil Tankers To Venezuela Under U.S. Approval
U.S. oil company Chevron Corp CVX.N is sending two oil tankers to Venezuela, one of which will load the first cargo of crude destined for the United States in nearly four years, according to a person familiar with the matter and shipping data. On Friday, a Chevron-chartered vessel approached the South American country’s waters to pick up a cargo of Venezuelan crude. A second tanker carrying a cargo of diluents to a Chevron oil joint venture is due to arrive in Venezuela early next month, the person said. The U.S. last month issued a six-month license to Chevron authorizing it to take an expanded role at four Venezuelan oil joint ventures that produce, process and export oil, and to bring their oil to the United States...
2022… The Year That Marked the End of America’s Hegemony
The war in Ukraine has dominated the past year. Other global crises of soaring energy and food costs are collateral damage from the conflict in Ukraine. The conflict is not simply a localized one in the center of Europe on Russia’s doorstep involving a reactionary anti-Russian regime in Kiev. The conflict represents a historic showdown between the United States and its allies in the NATO military alliance it leads, and Russia. The showdown has been a long time coming. It didn’t have to happen in this violent, atrocious way. Russia had long warned the United States and its NATO partners that the expansion of the alliance towards Russia’s borders was an unacceptable strategic security threat. Moscow’s warnings went unheeded year after year...
Dead In The Water – The Best Maritime Book Of The Year
The following is a review of the book Dead In The Water, a book about the Brillante Virtuoso, a tragedy that shook the shipping world and left us all in disbelief. by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) On July 6th, 2011 the Liberian-flagged tanker Brillante Virtuoso, owned by Greek shipping magnate Marios Iliopoulos and carrying $100 million worth of fuel oil was attacked by pirates near Yemen. The crew of 26 Filipino sailors was forced to abandon ship, but thankfully, the US Navy cruiser USS Philippine Sea responded and rescued them all. Tugboats from the nearby port of Aden were able to put out the fire and tow the ship to safety. Miraculously, no one was hurt until weeks later when a bomb exploded under the car of former British Merchant Navy Captain David Mockett...
U.S. Judge Orders Norwegian Cruise Line To Pay $110 Million For Use Of Cuba Port
Norwegian Cruise Line NCLH.N must pay $110 million in damages for use of a port that Cuba’s government confiscated in 1960, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday, a milestone for Cuban-Americans seeking compensation for Cold-War era asset seizures. The decision by U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom in Miami follows her March ruling that the use of the Havana Cruise Port Terminal constituted trafficking in confiscated property owned by the plaintiff, Delaware-registered Havana Docks Corp. “Judgment is entered in favor of Plaintiff Havana Docks Corporation and against Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd,” reads the decision...
Lack of info on China's COVID-19 surge stirs global concern
Moves by several countries to mandate COVID-19 tests for passengers arriving from China reflect global concern that new variants could emerge in its ongoing explosive outbreak — and that the government may not inform the rest of the world quickly enough. There have been no reports of new variants to date, but China has been accused of not being forthcoming about the virus since it first surfaced in the country in late 2019. The worry is that it may not be sharing data now on any signs of evolving strains that could spark fresh outbreaks elsewhere. The U.S., Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Italy have announced testing requirements for passengers from China. The U.S. cited both the surge in infections and what it said was a lack of information, including genomic sequencing of the virus strains in the country. Authorities in Taiwan and Japan have expressed similar concern...
North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea east
to the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, the South Korean military said.
It is the latest in an unprecedented number of missile tests conducted by North Korea this year. Japan’s coast guard said North Korea fired what could be a ballistic missile and sent notice about a second possible missile. North Korea fired the missile the day after South Korea’s defense ministry announced it had successfully conducted a test flight of a solid-propellant space launch vehicle. On Monday, five North Korean drones had crossed into South Korea, prompting South Korea’s military to scramble fighter jets and attack helicopters to try to shoot them down, in the first such intrusion since 2017....
Seapeak Completes Evergas Acquisition
Canadian headquartered shipowner Seapeak on Thursday announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Danish shipping company Evergas from France-based Jaccar Holdings. Evergas, previously comprising Greenship Gas Trust and Greenship Gas Manager, is one of the world’s leading seaborne transporters of petrochemical gases and natural gas liquids (NGL). The cash deal, worth approximately $700 million, was announced in October and will see Evergas rebrand and operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seapeak. Through the acquisition, Seapeak will add two very large ethane carriers (VLEC) and eight multigas/liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to its fleet. Seapeak, formerly known as Teekay LNG, is among the world’s largest independent owners and operators of LNG carriers, with interests in 51 LNG carriers as well as a 30% stake in an LNG regasification terminal in Bahrain...
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