This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
In a comment on the prior W.O.O.D. I noted that John McAfee had been found dead in a Spanish Prison:
McAfee antivirus software creator dead in Spanish prison
AOL Associated Press
June 23, 2021, 1:05 PM
MADRID (AP) — John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, has been found dead in his cell in a jail near Barcelona, a government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Hours earlier, a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of his extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges.
Security personnel at the Brians 2 penitentiary near the northeastern Spanish city tried to revive McAfee, who was 75, but the jail’s medical team finally certified his death, a statement from the regional Catalan government said.
The statement didn’t identify the U.S. tycoon by name, but said he was a 75-year-old U.S. citizen awaiting extradition to the country. A Catalan government source familiar with the event who was not authorized to be named in media reports confirmed to the AP that the dead man was McAfee.
The charges refer to the three fiscal years from 2016 to 2018, according to the Spanish court’s ruling on Wednesday.
The entrepreneur was arrested last October at Barcelona’s international airport. A judge ordered at that time that McAfee should be held in jail while awaiting the outcome of a hearing on extradition.
In a hearing held via videolink earlier this month, McAfee argued that the charges against him were politically motivated and said he would spend the rest of his life in prison if he was returned to the U.S.
Wonder if he ever pissed off the Clinton’s…
John McAfee on Clinton: The FBI is either incompetent or corrupt in dealing with Hillary’s emails
A new look at the Hillary Clinton email saga seeks the truth behind the FBI’s involvement.
So that would be a “yes”…
Anti-virus software founder John McAfee was an outspoken, critic of the US government, and especially the Jeffrey Epstein sudden “suicide”. Now, all of a sudden, John McAfee has been found, dead of an apparent “suicide” in his Spanish jail cell, shortly before he was supposed to be extradited to the US. He spoke out a lot about the Clinton Crime Family.
An almost prophetic John McAfee tweeted this last October:
I am content in here. I have friends.
The food is good. All is well.
Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine.
One can only hope that he has a trove of information somewhere on a “dead man switch”…
CDC admits vaccine causing heart problems
HEALTH AND SCIENCE
CDC safety group says there’s a likely link between rare heart inflammation in young people after Covid shot
PUBLISHED WED, JUN 23 202111:13 AM EDT UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO
Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
There have been more than 1,200 cases of a myocarditis or pericarditis mostly in people 30 and under who received Pfizer’s or Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, according to CDC data.
Roughly 300 million of the shots had been administered as of June 11, the agency said.
For both vaccines combined, there were 12.6 heart inflammation cases per million doses.
That’s the number they have found at least.
Send In The Suits, There Must Be Suits…
1,000 Lawyers and 10,000 Doctors Join Together and File Lawsuit to Prosecute the “2nd Nuremburg Tribunal” Against Corona Fraud Scandal
By Joe Hoft
Published May 29, 2021 at 9:32am
Thousands of attorneys and doctors have joined forces to sue the CDC, WHO and the Davos Group for crimes against humanity.
Humansarefree reported in March:
Should the technocrats who pushed governments to lockdown their citizens be tried for crimes against humanity?
One prominent German lawyer, Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, [in photo below] who is also licensed to practice law in America, thinks they should. And he is organizing a team of thousands of participating lawyers who want to prosecute a “second Nuremberg tribunal” against a cadre of international elites responsible for what he calls the “corona fraud scandal.”
Fuellmich was on the legal team that won a major lawsuit against German automaker Volkswagen in a 2015 case involving tampered catalytic converters in the U.S. He also was involved in a lawsuit that exposed one of Germany’s largest banks, Deutsche Bank, as a criminal enterprise.
The bank was recently ordered by the U.S. Justice Department to pay $130 million to resolve corrupt practices that included money laundering, bribery and fraud between the years 2009 and 2016.
Fuellmich is licensed to practice law in Germany and the state of California.
He believes the frauds committed by Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank pale in comparison to the damage wrought by those who sold the Covid-19 crisis as the worst viral outbreak to hit the world in more than a century and used it to cause media-driven panic, government overreach and human suffering on a scale still not fully quantified.
The truth is revealed in the numbers, Fuellmich said, citing figures that show COVID-19 has not caused any statistically significant increase in the 2020 death counts over previous years.
This group claims the tests used to identify COVID-19 were faulty and was used to commit crimes against humanity.
Fuellmich and his team present the incorrect PCR test and the order for doctors to describe any comorbidity death as a Covid death – as fraud.
The PCR test was never designed to detect pathogens and is almost 100% inaccurate at 35 cycles. All PCR tests monitored by the CDC are set at 37 to 45 cycles. The CDC acknowledges that tests over 28 cycles are not allowed for a positive reliable result.
This invalidates over 90% of the alleged Covid cases / “infections” detected by the use of this incorrect test.
In addition to the incorrect tests and fraudulent death certificates, the “experimental” vaccine itself violates Article 13 of the Geneva Convention.
Under Article 32 of the 1949 Geneva Convention, “mutilation and medical or scientific experiments not required for the medical treatment of a protected person” are prohibited.
While the legal system can be incredibly slow and is a blunt instrument, it promises fun viewing for years to come… And this guy has a record of success against big companies.
Things of interest
‘Horrendous’: Ga. audit lawyer demands full investigation into Fulton County’s ballot irregularities
Attorney warns that county could be “undermining the will of the people.”
Alawyer spearheading a major ballot audit inside Georgia’s largest county is warning the irregularities apparent in that county’s election management are “horrendous” and cut against “the basic principle of our democracy.”
Atlanta-based attorney Bob Cheeley made those claims while talking to Just the News editor-in-chief John Solomon on Tuesday night’s “Securing our Elections: Protecting Your Vote” special on Real America’s Voice.
Cheeley is among the investigators approved by a Georgia court to audit the 2020 absentee ballots of Fulton County, Ga., a county critical to Joe Biden’s historic 2020 win of Georgia that helped propel him to the White House.
Just the News in recent weeks revealed what appear to be major data discrepancies in Fulton’s accounting of its absentee ballot numbers. Cheeley told Solomon on Tuesday that he and his team are working to “allow the truth to come out.”
Cheeley called attention to what appeared to be instances of double-counting and double-scanning of ballots within Fulton’s data, something he said “violates the basic principle of our democracy” and “smacks at the very heart of our democracy by undermining the will of the people.”
He also pointed to extensive notes by an election monitor hand-picked by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger; those notes revealed the inspector’s belief that “massive” election issues were playing out in Fulton County before and during the 2020 election, including double counting and serious chain-of-custody and security issues surrounding absentee ballots.
Michigan county requesting state audit of 2020 election results
by Daniel Chaitin, Deputy News Editor |
| June 22, 2021 09:43 PM
| Updated Jun 23, 2021, 01:09 PM
A county in northern Michigan requested the state government to conduct an audit of its 2020 election results.
The GOP-controlled Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 on Tuesday to send a letter requesting a recount and review of whether an “unauthorized computer” manipulated the tallies, according to the Detroit News.
The letter will be sent to Jonathan Brater, the state elections director named to the job in 2019 by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. A representative for Benson told the Washington Examiner that once her office will review the letter when it’s received, and the state will “respond to the commission directly.”
Pennsylvania poised to begin Arizona-style election audit with subpoena power
by Daniel Chaitin, Deputy News Editor |
| June 18, 2021 09:07 PM
| Updated Jun 20, 2021, 12:44 PM
Pennsylvania appears to be on the precipice of initiating an Arizona-style audit of the 2020 election.
State Sen. David Argall, who heads a committee that oversees elections, told local news outlets he favors a forensic audit of the contest that state and federal officials insist was secure.
The Republican, under pressure by former President Donald Trump to take action, told the Capital-Star the audit is now a “very real possibility.” The report said he is considering subpoenas for ballot information and has yet to decide which jurisdictions to send them.
“There are a lot of things under consideration right now, and I told them to check back in a week or two, and we hope to have some more detail,” he told the outlet after meeting with audit-supporting activists on Thursday.
Yet, just like Arizona Senate President Karen Fann — who has said the Maricopa County audit is not meant to overturn the 2020 election results but rather to restore trust in the system and influence possible changes to voting laws — Argall seems to acknowledge there will be no effort geared toward trying to change the results of the November contest, even if critics peg it as an effort meant to undermine confidence in the outcome, including Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
“The Electoral College has spoken. You know the president has been sworn in. I understand that’s a reality,” he said Friday during Spotlight PA’s Capitol Live event.
Similar to efforts in other states, GOP lawmakers in Pennsylvania are pursuing a raft of voting reforms, and Argall argued an audit of the 2020 election would only help shore up the process.
And that’s an issue I’ve raised a few times too. Other than impeachment or the 25th, there is no obvious way to remove a sitting President once the Electoral College has voted.
But the trend is positive, so there’s that…
Couldn’t Happen To A More Deserving Group
Report: China’s Power Grid Failing Its Sprawling Southern Factory Belt
Some factories in southeastern China’s Guangdong province have been forced to rent energy generators in recent weeks after the state-run China Southern Power Grid failed to supply Guangdong and other provinces with sufficient energy supplies starting in May, Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper reported on Monday.
Tang Xuehui, the general manager of a shoe factory in Guangdong’s Dongguan city, told Apple Daily in a report published on June 21 that the plant he manages “can produce 100,000 pairs of shoes each month, but the electricity restrictions in place since May have had a serious impact. The factory has had to rent its own generator in order to guarantee on-time delivery.”
Local power grid firms in Guangdong cities including Dongguan, Guangzhou, Foshan, and Shantou began issuing notices in late May “urging factory users in the region to halt production during peak hours, between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm, or even shut down for two to three days each week depending on the power demand situation,” Reuters reported on May 27, citing “five power users and local media reports.”
China’s state-run power grids have failed to supply sufficient power to factories across central and northern Chinese regions in recent weeks as well, including Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui, and Inner Mongolia, Apple Daily revealed on Monday.
Tang told Apple Daily this week he has rented a “high-cost diesel generator” to keep his Dongguan shoe factory running during recent power outages, but added that “rising coal prices have had a knock-on effect on diesel. The factory’s electricity costs have more than doubled.”
“The power restrictions are a double-whammy for manufacturers who have already been forced to lower production due to a recent surge in raw material prices including steel, aluminium, glass and paper,” Reuters noted in its May 27 report.
While the inflation of the prices of Chinese raw material goods and power outages have affected provinces across China in recent weeks, the effects of the fluctuations have been most acutely felt in Guangdong. The coastal Chinese province, located just north of Hong Kong, is one of China’s main export hubs and boasts an annual gross domestic product equivalent to that of South Korea, according to Reuters.
China’s state-run Taishan Nuclear Power Plant is located in Guangdong and supplies power for Guangzhou, the provincial capital, and Shenzhen, known as China’s Silicon Valley. The plant, which lies just 88 miles west of Hong Kong, recently suffered from “fuel-rod damage” according to China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
The state-run China General Nuclear Power Group is the majority stakeholder and operator of Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, but it was also built with support from the power group Électricité de France (EDF), which is 85 percent French state-owned. The U.S.-based CNN news network published a letter by a subsidiary of EDF, Framatome, on June 14 warning of an “imminent radiological threat” from Taishan Nuclear Power Plant due to an “increase in the concentration of certain noble gases in the primary circuit of reactor no. 1.” The letter referred to a part of the plant’s cooling system.
Framatome added that the firm had “requested an extraordinary meeting of the power plant’s board ‘for management to present all the data and the necessary decisions,’” according to CNN. Framatome addressed its letter to the U.S. Department of Energy, according to CNN, which said the warning “included an accusation that the Chinese safety authority was raising the acceptable limits for radiation outside the facility in order to avoid having to shut it down.”
China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment admitted on June 14 that it had recently documented “damage to fuel rods” at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant but claimed that the problem was “common.” The ministry’s statement said “fuel-rod damage during the operation of nuclear power plants is unavoidable” and “a common phenomenon,” the BBC reported on June 16.
Funny how we’ve not heard of a lot of “fuel rod damage” and leaking radioactive noble gasses from all the rest of the world. Just how “common” is “damage”, eh?
So it’s damaged AND they don’t want to shut it down? Sounds like a bad idea to me. I’d expect that “shut down and fuel rod swap” would be the better approach.
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