Meridian – Maritime

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Tricky job in Whangarei NZ

Culham Engineering  -  What We Do   &

Culham Engineering specialise in areas of heavy engineering ranging from fabrication and installation of structural steel to storage tank construction, high pressure vessels, heat exchangers and piping systems. We also have a protective coatings facility on site and a range of road cranes & heavy haulage transporters...



Falklands projected new port facility is a floating dock at FIPASS location

A tender was launched on July 10 for a new port facility for the Falkland Islands, following previous iterations of plans being deemed too costly. The tender is for a floating dock location, to be located in the same location as FIPASS, the current port facility. MLA Roger Spink and Director of Development and Commercial Services Becky Clark explained that the change from a solid structure to a floating facility has no effect on the size of the new facility, but will hopefully “significantly reduce the capital outlay costs at the beginning,” Ms Clark explained. The floating facility, as it will be similar to the currently operational port, will also have more easily estimated operations costs. MLA Spink and Ms Clark gave an indication that the new facility should be able to be delivered more quickly, as the floating barges can be brought into the Islands, avoiding the full degree of construction which a solid structure would require...



Aussie Cossack: Australian government at war with its own people

Australia has lost its independence and has morphed into a tool of Washington’s foreign proxy hybrid wars against Russia and China, Australian political activist Simeon Boikov told Sputnik. “The Australian Government is stuck in the colonial mentality,” Simeon Boikov, also known as the Aussie Сossack, told Sputnik. “Australia was a colony of the British and now Australia remains to be a colony because it doesn’t have the capability to defend itself, at all. Now Australia of course has a fear and the justification is, just as in 1942, at the Battle of the Coral Sea, when the Americans saved the Australians from an impending Japanese invasion.” “Australia justifies its involvement in every single American war as a matter of self-preservation. So, there was no good reason why Australia went to fight against Korea or Vietnam, or Iraq, or Afghanistan. But Australia follows the Americans into all of these conflicts. And just as they then regret that, every single time they do this, they regret it. And the Australian general public strongly opposes this type of involvement of Australian troops in foreign wars. The same situation is occurring now,” he emphasized...



Sustainable, eco-friendly, safe?

The Sunday driver: The real burners


The precautionary principle used to be the guiding principle when using new technologies. But that no longer applies to our government's hobbyhorse techniques. An inventory on the occasion of the accident of the car freighter "Fremantle Highway" with 500 electric cars on board. You shouldn't have taken me so literally. Four weeks ago I wrote the beautiful line here: "The Volkswagen Group is preparing to park on the seabed soon". Of course I meant that in a figurative sense. And hey presto: the car transport ship “Fremantle Highway”, which left Bremerhaven, is already bobbing off the Dutch coast with 3,800 cars from different manufacturers on fire and is in danger of being drowned like the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbour. A sailor died when he jumped from the 30-meter-high deck into the sea. It is already the second accident of this kind within a short period of time: at the beginning of March last year, the VW freighter "Felicity Ace" sank in the Atlantic off the Azores...



Mexico’s Pemex Admits Offshore Oil Spill, Downplays Size And Impact

The chief executive officer of Mexican state energy oil Pemex on Wednesday sought to downplay an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico this month, saying it was quickly fixed and less serious than academics had calculated. Pemex has been under intense pressure from non-governmental organizations and researchers from the country’s top university to explain an oil spill recently detected from satellite images. “I never said that there wasn’t a leak, there was,” Pemex CEO Octavio Romero told reporters during a press conference. Romero said the leak first detected internally on July 3 was much smaller than reports – and completely fixed by July 10...



Renewable energy?

Old wind turbines left to 'rot' in Australian wilderness

 A wind turbine graveyard has been discovered in North Queensland - Nick Cater of the Menzies Research Centre filmed the discovery, in which dozens of discarded turbines, some at least 20 metres long, were left lying in a forest. It’s believed they have been there for about 8 years. ‘There’s nothing renewal about this,’ said Menzies in the video. Many wind turbines cannot be recycled, and end up being landfill. ‘This is what they don’t tell you,’ Cater told Ben Fordham of 2GB Sydney. ‘They’ve been sitting there for a long time leaching goodness knows what into the soil...



Injunction filed in Australia against Pfizer and Moderna over failure to obtain...

Proceedings seeking an injunction to stop the use of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID jab products in Australia have been adjourned, as the court timetables the case towards a hearing. The case centres around the failure of the two companies to obtain a GMO licence for their mRNA COVID products. Documents filed by Dr. Fidge claim the LNP (Liquid Nano Particle)-mRNA complex ‘fulfils the legal definitions under the Gene Technology Act in Australia, for being called properly genetically modified organisms (GMOs),’ said Julian Gillespie, a former barrister who has come out of retirement to consult on the case. Fellow Big Pharma outfit AstraZeneca is not included in the litigation, as it did obtain the necessary GMO licences. The legal and medical team recently appeared on independent media channel Club Grubbery (CG) to outline the background to the case. Gillespie said they had hoped to file the case in February, but the delay worked in their favour because it allowed new evidence to emerge...



Why is Project HAARP so controversial?

HAARP is a magnet for the conspiracy theorists who claim it can control the weather, create earthquakes, disrupt worldwide communications and control peoples minds. So how did a research project into the ionosphere turn to this super machine?. In this video, we'll look at what HAARP really is and why it has become so controversial...



Geoengineering Watch:

Our First Ever High Altitude Atmospheric Testing

After substantial difficulty and expense, Geoengineering Watch has utilized two types of aircraft to complete multiple atmospheric particulate sampling flights up to and exceeding 40,000 feet. One of the aircraft we conducted our testing missions in is also used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for their atmospheric testing operations. The Geoengineering Watch team carried out multiple sample gathering flights in the high altitude haze layer being emitted by large jet carriers. The lingering, spreading and sun blocking jet aircraft trails are not just condensation as we have been told by government sources. The dimming of direct sunlight by aircraft dispersed particles, a form of global warming mitigation known as “Solar Radiation Management”, is ongoing. These global climate engineering operations are causing unquantifiable damage to the planet's life support systems and human health. The twelve minute video below is an insight segment from the under production ground breaking climate engineering exposé documentary titled “The Dimming”. All are needed in the critical battle to wake populations to what is coming, we must make every day count. Share credible data from a credible source, make your voice heard...



Who is behind all the evil in this world?

When we look at the crazy plans of the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization and the United Nations, we have to wonder who comes up with this kind of insanity? In order to find the answer, we must look behind the curtain of the public world theatre. We must understand that organizations like the World Economic Forum are in reality a storefront for entities who operate behind the scenes. This was explained during an international Grand Jury composed of eleven lawyers and a judge, during which the official agenda of world domination by financial elites was revealed by expert former agents of the World Health Organization, the United Nations, the US and British Military and Intelligence Agencies. One of the expert witnesses was Alex Thomson, a former officer of Britain’s Signals Intelligence Agency, GCHQ, the partner agency to NSA (National Security Agency, USA). As an intelligence officer, Alex learned about the British strategy for world domination. He testified to the Grand Jury how the world is run by powerful financial entities who never show themselves to the public, and who control the WEF, WHO, UN, IMF, EU, BIS, etc. Our question is of course: who are these hidden rulers? In order to answer this inquiry, we have to go back in history...



Fremantle Highway Fire Continues to Burn Off Dutch Coast

A burning car carrier was drifting off the Dutch coast on Thursday, thecoastguard said, a day after the Panamanian-registered ship caught alight, causing the death of an Indian crew member and injuring several others. The 199-meter (653 ft) Fremantle Highway caught fire overnight Tuesday and several of the 23 crew jumped overboard to escape the flames and were rescued by the Dutch coastguard. The coastguard said on its website Thursday the cause of the fire was unknown, but an emergency responder is heard in a recording released by Dutch broadcaster RTL saying “the fire started in the battery of an electric car.” Roughly 25 out of 2,857 vehicles on the ship, which was en route from Germany to Egypt, were electric...



New study’s findings on mRNA jab-induced heart damage ‘off the charts’

World health expert Dr. John Campbell criticised New Zealand health authorities for continuing to push the mRNA jab as safe in ‘unethical’ advertisements. The study ‘is an international paper in a reputable, peer-reviewed journal’, Campbell told his 2.8 million YouTube followers. The study was conducted by the Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Institute in Basel, Switzerland, and will be published in the European Journal of Heart Failure, an open-access journal of the European Society of Cardiology. The study differed from previous ones in that it was a ‘prospective active surveillance study’, as opposed to a ‘passive surveillance study’ where data was collected only as people came forward with complaints about their health post-mRNA jab. The study is also ‘industry independent’, meaning it was not tainted by funding from companies ‘making the money’. ‘This is a much better quality study and it’s produced quite worrying results,’ said Dr. Campbell. ‘If regulators around the world don’t take notice of the information I’m about to give by this paper, then they are at best in my view negligent. If worse, I don’t even want to think about it. ‘After Moderna booster vaccines in a trial done in...




One Dead as Major Fire Rips Through Car Carrier in North Sea

One person has died and several have been injured after a car carrier with some electric vehicles caught fire in the North Sea off the Netherlands overnight. The first was report around midnight on the Panama-flagged Fremantle Highway traveling from Bremerhaven, Germany to Port Said, Egypt with 23 crew members on board. The ship is reportedly loaded with 2,857 vehicles, including 25 electric vehicles. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The burning ship is located around 27 kilometers off the coast of Ameland, Netherlands. All 23 crew members were evacuated by helicopter and lifeboat and taken ashore. Unfortunately one has died and several are reported injured...



Because an electric car caught fire on board:

Fatal fire on cargo ship off Ameland

A cargo ship with around 3,000 cars on board is on fire in front of the Dutch Wadden Sea island of Ameland: The fire is said to have started in an electric car on Wednesday night. The fire still could not be extinguished. One person died and some crew members were injured. The “Fremantle Highway” was on the way from Bremerhaven to Port Said in Egypt with 2,857 – 25 of them electric cars. Around midnight, the report of a fire on board was received: the crew tried to extinguish it, but failed. A person died. The ship was evacuated, some crew members jumped into the sea and were fished out by the Coast Guard, the rest were rescued by helicopter. 16 of the 22 members who survived had to be taken to hospitals with respiratory problems, they are said to...



Biden impeachment news

McCarthy: Biden investigation ‘rising to level’ of impeachment inquiry

US President Joe Biden has consistently stated he never discussed business with his son Hunter, go so far back as stating in August 2019 that he “never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses.” To date, the White House denied the elder Biden ever kept business ties with Hunter. US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently stated that he believes the investigation into foreign business dealings by President Joe Biden’s family may result in an impeachment inquiry. The investigation is specifically focused on Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, his business dealings and if the US president received any payments by way of his son. “When Biden was running for office, he told the public he has never talked about business. He said his family has never received a dollar from China, which we prove is not true,” McCarthy told Fox News host Sean Hannity late Monday, referring to comments the elder Biden made about not discussing business dealings with his son. “We’ve only followed where the information has taken us. But Hannity, this is rising to the level of impeachment inquiry, which provides Congress the strongest power to get the rest of the knowledge and information needed,” McCarthy added. McCarthy also mentioned accusations by two IRS whistleblowers who said prosecutors slow-walked the investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax crimes and congressional investigations that showed the Biden family received millions of dollars from over 20 shell companies they set up, including from Chinese and Ukrainian nationals...


Safest parking place for an electric car!





USSOCOM Declares Initial Operational Capability for Lockheed Martin’s New Dry Combat Submersible

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) declared Initial Operational Capability for Lockheed Martin’s Dry Combat Submersible (DCS) last month. This milestone represents a transformational capability for USSOCOM forces in Maritime and Undersea Systems. "The Dry Combat Submersible has the potential to transform undersea warfare for special operators,” said Gregg Bauer, C6ISR vice president and general manager at Lockheed Martin. “DCS provides safe, clandestine delivery for occupants over long distances in a completely dry environment and features a lock-in and lock-out chamber. Occupants arrive at the mission warm, rested, hydrated and ready, making this vessel a key advantage in mission success." A Deeper Dive...



United States to Send Additional Patriot and NASAMS Missiles; Stinger Missiles; HIMARS Ammunition;

155m and 105mm Artillery Rounds; 32 Stryker Vehicles and Other Equipment to Ukraine

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced additional security assistance to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s forty-third drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021 as the U.S. government has continuously provided Ukraine with the weapons and equipment it needs for the battlefield. Today’s commitment in security assistance, valued at up to $400 million, includes additional air defense munitions, artillery and other ammunition, armored vehicles, anti-armor weapons, and other equipment to help Ukraine counter Russia’s ongoing war of aggression...



Defending Bodily Autonomy Is Real Child Protection

The right is against kids’ freedom. The left is ambivalent.

This month, Ohio reproductive freedom advocates delivered 42 boxes of petitions — over 700,000 signatures — to state officials to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot. The proposed amendment guarantees every individual the right “to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions, including but not limited to decisions on contraception, fertility treatment, continuing one’s own pregnancy, miscarriage care, and abortion,” until fetal viability. It also prohibits the state from interfering with or penalizing “a person or entity that assists an individual exercising this right.” Both clauses contain exceptions for medical necessity. And neither limits these rights to adults...



A Wave of Awakening v Healthcare Students Dying, Brett Sutton, Banking Control and Storms

Has Klaus Schwab over-stepped his Great Reset plan and shot himself in the foot? It is becoming so obvious to so many what is unfolding — yet he and ‘they’ keep on rolling on with “their plan” — and congratulating and rewarding the same people. While young medical students are dying suddenly across the world, our recently resigned Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton is now Victorian of the Year 2023. The Age: “Brett Sutton had tried to decline the award. But there he was, standing in front of a choir singing Happy Birthday to Victoria while a cake packed with candles marked the state’s founding in front of a small crowd at Melbourne Town Hall. The Victoria Day Council – a small non-profit body established to celebrate Victoria’s foundation on July 1 – named the outgoing chief health officer as its Victorian of the Year 2023 at a ceremony on Friday morning.” But in October I made a complaint to the Police about Sutton” - “Professor Sutton, as the Chief Health Officer (CHO)…  provides expert advice on matters relating to the health and wellbeing of the people of Victoria … through powers specified in the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. He is also Chief Human Biosecurity Officer for Victoria and is the spokesperson for the Victorian Government on matters related to the health and protection of Victorians in matters concerning Covid-19.” A summary of my complaint...



Melting Ice Caps and World on Fire vs The Reality

Any actor knows that the time to leave the stage is when the audience starts to laugh at him. With the latest ‘World on Fire’ show collapsing under the weight of fake statistics, crystal ball attributions, scientific deceptions, made-up estimates and Justin Rowlatt airlifted into heat-torn Alicante, it is surely time to pull down the curtain on this increasingly ridiculous show. When the audience sides start to split as the weather maps turn ‘Cerberus’ black, and heat records soar halfway up the tailpipes of Typhoon jets, it is perhaps dawning on the eco-extremists that they need to lift their game. As last week’s U.K. by-election in Uxbridge showed, a few electoral shifts might be all that is needed to wipe out their vision of a collectivist, all-controlling Net Zero Hades...



The government, my enemy

A journalist records Covidian Australia's pandemic over-reach

Medically idiotic, economically ruinous, socially disruptive and embittering, culturally dystopian, politically despotic: what was there to like in the Covid era? Billions, if you were Big Pharma. Unchecked power, if you were Big State. More money and power over the world’s governments and people, for the WHO. Template for action for climate zealots. Dreamtime for cops given free rein to indulge their inner bully. Anguished despair, if you were a caring, inquisitive reporter. In Australia Breaks Apart, John Stapleton, a retired journalist with over 25 years’ experience with the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian, chronicles the collective madness that suffocated Covidian Australia, but also the resistance movement that began hesitantly and grew organically. It is a tale of the many villains complicit in tyranny and the few heroes of resistance. ‘What will you tell UR kids? Did you rise up or comply’, asked a sign during the Canberra protests. It’s a story of venal, incompetent politicians and brutish police – thugs in uniform – acting at the behest of ‘power drunk apparatchiks’...



More than 40 countries willing to join BRICS – official

The group is ready to talk with anyone striving for a more inclusive and equitable global order, a senior South African diplomat told RT. More than 40 countries have shown an interest in joining BRICS, Anil Sooklal, South Africa’s ambassador-at-large responsible for ties with the economic alliance and Asian countries, has said. The diplomat told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday that 22 countries have formally applied to join the group, while “an equal number” of states “have been informally asking about becoming BRICS members.” Speaking with RT on Sunday, Sooklal described BRICS as an “inclusive” organization that has always been open to dialogue with the larger global community. The group currently comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, and accounts for over 40% of the global population and nearly a quarter of the world’s GDP...



Deploying an aerial drone (UAV) from a submarine

Naval Group, Diodon, the French Navy and DGA recently demonstrated the integration and deployment of a UAV from a Rubis-class submarine - On May 4, 2023, the final test of the French “UAV on submarine” experimentation was held off Toulon. The objective of this project is to deploy a drone from a submerged submarine in order to recover video data and to pilot it from the submarine. During the tests, the drone system developed by Naval Group and the SME Diodon was sent from a submerged SSN (Rubis-class nulcear-powered submarine). The UAV came to the surface in a waterproof protective cocoon designed by Naval Group. On the surface, this cocoon opened, and the drone positioned itself above sea level. The SSN then raised its communication antenna to establish the data link. Once communication was established, the drone was piloted from the submarine, providing video feedback from the drone’s camera on the operator’s console...



RFK Jnr exposes Bill Gates,

Big Pharma and the war on democracy and public health

...“Dr. Joseph Goebbels wrote that ‘A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.’ Tragically for humanity, there are many, many untruths emanating from Fauci and his minions. RFK Jr exposes the decades of lies.” —Luc Montagnier, Nobel laureate. “Bobby Kennedy is one of the bravest and most uncompromisingly honest people I’ve ever met. Someday he’ll get credit for it. In the meantime, read this book.” & “Despite all the lying, or maybe in reaction to it, Bobby is becoming a legitimate folk hero. I hear it all the time.” —Tucker Carlson...



ABS Invests In Atom Splitting Nuclear Research

Nuclear propulsion aboard commercial maritime vessels may sound like a science fiction scenario, but this is precisely the subject of a new study conducted by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Herbert Engineering (HEC). ABS and HEC began this exploration as a simple question: ‘what if advanced modern reactor technology could be adapted for commercial marine propulsion?’ It’s the kind of ambitious hypothesis that inspires innovation and ignites change. “A net-zero world is more easily realized through nuclear propulsion, and we are putting in place the foundations for that future today,” says Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman. “We are putting in place the foundations for that future today.” The study, an intricate interplay of theory and simulation...



Sexual predators who identify as ‘transgender’ are getting no jail time,

even for horrific abuse

Some of you may recall the debate in Scotland over “self-identification,” a policy championed by Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon that likely ended her career. Critics of “self-ID,” which would permit people to change their gender simply by declaring that they were something other than their sex, pointed out that this policy had many horrific but predictable consequences, such as male criminals deciding to identify as female in order to get locked up with ladies. Sturgeon refused to budge and ended up resigning in large part due to the transgender issue. Another case has surfaced in Scotland that reveals, once again, how correct Sturgeon’s critics were and how insane gender ideology has rendered everyone it touches. According to Reduxx (warning—graphic descriptions of sexual assault), an independent media outlet tracking the impact of transgender policies:   A man who began identifying as non-binary after a previous conviction for sexual assault has been spared jail despite being found guilty of repeatedly sexually abusing a teenager. Oliver James Bond, previously known as Lucas Cole, was found guilty at Perth Sheriff Court for charges related to sustained sex attacks and grooming a minor over the course of six years. The abuses began in 2010 when the minor was just 15 years old. Bond, who would have been 20 at the time, befriended the teen and the two began spending time together. While at a house in Milnathort, Bond sexually attacked the boy while he was sleeping. The youth awoke to Bond’s [genitals] in his mouth...



China sends 37 aircraft and seven navy vessels towards Taiwan

China has sent dozens of warplanes towards Taiwan as the island prepares to hold anti-invasion military exercises. Taiwan will hold its annual Han Kuang exercise this week as the military holds drills preparing for a possible invasion. In a forceful display, China’s People’s Liberation Army sent 37 aircraft and seven navy vessels. 22 of the warplanes crossed the median line – an unofficial boundary between he island and the mainland...




NZ First campaign launch,

Winston: ‘Let’s take back our country’

New Zealand First launched its campaign for this year’s general election at Mt. Smart Stadium today. Leader Winston Peters called the election ‘the most critical in our lifetime’. Legendary rugby league coach Sir Graeme Lowe spoke briefly before welcoming keynote speaker Peters. ‘New Zealand First is asking for your party vote, to keep the system honest,’ said Peters. ‘New Zealand is at an inflection point, and a change of government is critical. One thing the last three years have proven is that certainty, common sense and experience is critical to good government. The Labour Party has proven an utter mess. ‘New Zealand First is the insurance voters need to avoid an ideological lurch in either direction.’ Peters said the party opposed..

Note: The next event on the campaign trail is a public meeting at 1pm at Semenoff Stadium in Whangarei on 30 July



Debunking the most common arguments in favor of Canada’s assisted suicide regime

On this episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon explores three arguments against the Canadian assisted suicide regime that he and his colleague Blaise Alleyne compiled after debating on college campuses. On this week’s episode of the Van Maren Show, Jonathon explores three arguments against the Canadian Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) program that he compiled with Blaise Alleyne, President of Toronto Right to Life and Outreach Director for the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, in a book called A Guide to Discussing Assisted Suicide after debating the issue on college campuses. Jonathon begins by pointing out the real distinction between assisted suicide and euthanasia, and that Canada’s MAID program, while billing itself as assisted suicide, is really a euthanasia program. Describing the language used in Canada as “Orwellian,” Jonathon argues that the MAID program consists of “medical professionals who are actively killing patients.”  Describing the difference between the two practices, Jonathon uses the laws in California and Oregon as an example, pointing out that assisted suicide entails that the one seeking to die would have to administer the drugs leading to his death himself, regardless of whether or not someone was in the room with him. The Canadian program, however, strictly entails that medical professionals kill those seeking death through lethal injection, something that has resulted in people viewing the practice as “end-of-life care,” giving “a lot of people moral permission to actually opt for euthanasia, because it doesn’t seem like euthanasia...



‘Online censorship laws’ public feedback due 31 July

Feedback on the government’s proposal as outlined in its ‘Safer Online Services and Media Platforms Consultation Document’ is due Monday 31 July 2023. Reality Check Radio’s (RCR) Legal Hub presenter Katie Ashby-Koppens says the document is about framing censorship laws aimed squarely at independent media outlets like RCR. ‘What is being proposed is a serious threat to free speech. These laws, if enacted, would make certain speech illegal under the guise of keeping us safe.’ RCR have created a template for feedback, available at The template is designed to make the feedback process as quick and simple as possible. ‘Free speech is a fundamental human right, and it’s under serious attack. Without free speech, we’re not free,’ said Ashby-Koppens. The proposed legislation will see the introduction of a ‘Regulator’ of online content, a ‘Ministry of Truth’ with power to develop codes dictating what can and cannot be shared online. Of the proposal, Voices For Freedom wrote on their website: ‘This new Regulator will be empowered to make up its own rules to protect Kiwis from vaguely defined “unsafe” or “harmful” content that we apparently all need protecting from. The Regulator will approve codes of practice for platforms to comply with, requiring platforms to identify, moderate and take down “non-compliant” content.’ The government’s discussion document is available on the website of the Department of Internal Affairs...



Inside The All New $8 Billion Mega Yachts #Billionaire Row

We've compiled a list of super yachts valued more than $8 billion dollars based on the numerous affluent boat enthusiasts. Each of these yachts is the pinnacle of what is referred to as a mega yacht...



High society trembles

Journalists Attacking the Film ‘Sound Of Freedom’

Should Have Their Hard Drives Investigated

I recently went to see the movie Sound Of Freedom with the expectation of a moderate level of political commentary or religious pontificating, given the rabid and widespread attacks on the film by the leftist media. All I knew going in was that the indie production was about child trafficking and that the mainstream media HATES IT. After the film was over, my first thought was that it was an excellent story about a very dark and difficult issue. My second thought was – “What the hell was all the fuss about? There’s not a single political moment in the entire movie!”


The media war on the low budget flick is so bizarre given this fact that I am immediately suspicious of their intentions. Not one political message, not one momentary critique of the political left, not one moment where MAGA or Trump or “Q-Anon” is mentioned, not one “conspiracy theory.” So why all the hate?


Before reading this review any further I highly recommend you check out some of the hatchet job articles published about Sound Of Freedom to get a sense of what I’m talking about – examples are here, here, here and here.


The first thing you’ll probably notice is that the majority of these vitriolic diatribes use the exact same talking points – They suggest that The Sound Of Freedom is based in conspiracy theory, far-right extremism and that it is funded by a subversive network of “Q-Anon adjacent” conservatives. Some journalists have even attacked the veracity of the film’s true story – the career of DHS agent Tim Ballard, who operated covertly to take down child sex traffickers in Central America.


The Guardian asserts:


“Caviezel stars as special agent Tim Ballard, a Homeland Security Investigations operative who really did work for the state busting up child-trafficking rings for more a decade. (Or so he claims – the DHS can neither confirm nor deny the real Ballard’s employment history.) Even if he did not literally have the face of Christ, Ballard would still exude an angelic aura as he gently hoists dirty-faced moppets out of peril with the gravely uttered catchphrase: “God’s children are not for sale.”


Rolling Stone fumes:


“Ballard, Caviezel, and others of their ilk had primed the public to accept Sound of Freedom as a documentary rather than delusion by fomenting moral panic for years over this grossly exaggerated “epidemic” of child sex-trafficking, much of it funneling people into conspiracist rabbit holes and QAnon communities. In short, I was at the movies with people who were there to see their worst fears confirmed.”


Perhaps Rolling Stone has never heard of Epstein’s Island? Why are they pretending like this global criminal enterprise is not a thing?


These reviews are dripping with venom, though a simple investigation into Tim Ballard reveals endless evidence that he did in fact quit his job at DHS to operate in Central America to stop child trafficking rings. And the sting that is the core of the film on an island Ballard set up as a trap to capture an entire network of pedophiles as well as save 120 kids? Yeah, that was real, too.


In fact, there’s a documentary about Tim Ballard’s successful sting called ‘Triple Take’ and the Sound Of Freedom movie includes real life arrest footage from that event. There is no question that almost every detail in Sound Of Freedom is real. Any media outlet that says otherwise is lying, and the fact that they are attempting to sow seeds of doubt about the legitimacy of Tim Ballard based on politics is villainous.


One interesting part of the the film that is NOT accurate was the depiction of a Latin billionaire funding Tim Ballard’s efforts. In reality, Ballard says that it was primarily conservative host Glenn Beck that raised money for his operations that led to the rescue of hundreds of children. Why Glenn Beck was not mentioned in the final cut of the film is hard to say, but Ballard’s connection to Beck might partly explain the media’s fury over the movie. How DARE these conservative men save children from sex slavery, right? It makes conservatives look like (GASP!) good guys.


But there’s something more going on here than mere envy on the part of leftist journalists. The campaign against the movie is far too coordinated and far too expansive (global). It is as if these people are interconnected and they all agreed together to try to subvert the film, or they were all ORDERED to subvert the film.


This kind of behavior suggests a personal stake in creating conditions for failure; it makes it seem like these journalists want to sabotage the movie because of its premise and message. Why would someone want to sabotage a movie which exposes child trafficking and pedophiles? Could it be that we need to check the hard drives of some of these establishment media writers and producers?


I think it’s important to note that such people have been criminally prosecuted for child sex abuse in the past. For example, long time CNN producer John Griffin was recently arrested and convicted of child rape, using online apps to connect with mothers willing to sell their children to him for thousands of dollars so he could abuse them at his Vermont vacation home.


Last year the FBI raided the home of renowned ABC News producer James Gordon Meek and arrested him on charges of transporting child pornography. Rolling Stone Magazine was later accused of trying to cover up the reason for the arrest with selective editing and omission. Rolling Stone is now one of the main outlets attacking Sound Of Freedom.


Maybe the movie makes these journalists angry because it exposes one of their favorite hobbies?


I’m a long time film buff and I can say with some authority that as a movie, Sound Of Freedom is well made and well executed. The overall acting is effective, the child performances are amazing, the editing is excellent and the cinematography is top notch. The film is good all around; it reminds me of  one my favorite movies of all time, a criminal procedural directed by Akira Kurosawa called ‘High And Low’ (also known as ‘Heaven And Hell’ in Japan) about police investigating a child kidnapping.


My only complaint is that I felt they should have shown Tim Ballard with his family a little more, so that when he makes the decision to go to Colombia and risk his life, the choice carries more weight.  Other than that, Sound Of Freedom is one of the best dramas I have seen in a long time, and at no point did I feel “preached at.” I can’t say the same for most Hollywood films the past several years, which are replete with non-stop leftist propaganda.


The depiction of the process of child trafficking is very uncomfortable, but it’s meant to be. I rarely squirm in my chair with discomfort or get angry at characters on a screen, but every time there was a scene with a pedophile all I could think was “That guy needs to go in a wood chipper.” That’s good film making.


So again, there are few if any valid criticisms to make about the production itself and the story is largely accurate. Why are leftist journalists raging against this movie? I think because it sheds light on the fact that pedophilia is not only about isolated cases of loners stalking school playgrounds, it’s an international industry worth billions upon billions of dollars, and there are very rich and powerful people involved in that industry (including people in mainstream journalism).


They don’t want people to consider the pervasive nature of this criminal underworld. They want people passive and unaware. For some reason, they want people to assume that child slavery is a conspiracy theory.


Another issue to consider is that the political left has been aggressively targeting children with sexualization for the past several years, primarily through the imposition of trans ideology. They are turning the sexualization of minors into an activist movement. Children as young as kindergarten are being indoctrinated with “gender identity” propaganda and HIGHLY pornographic books (with pornographic images) posing as educational LGBT content are being planted in public schools. We all know what the end game of this movement is – The normalization of pedophilia.


Leftists may be consciously or unconsciously hostile to Sound Of Freedom because when they see the organized networks of child groomers on the big screen, they see themselves.


To conclude: Go see this movie. The media attacks are clearly designed to dissuade people from watching it based on political bias. Check it out and you’ll realize quickly that all their claims are false. Furthermore, you’ll start to wonder aloud why they hate the film? The saying “Methinks thou dost protest too much…” comes to mind, as such journalists reveal their propensity for evil.



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