Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Daily Stirrer News Summary - 30 August 2022


30 August

US Embassy Anti-Air Defenses Activated Over Baghdad As Death Toll Rises In Night Of Chaos
ero Hedge:
The American embassy in Baghdad has reportedly engaged inbound rocket attacks with its air defense system, the C-RAM which protects aerial threats against the Green Zone.
Some reports suggest the streets have finally grown calmer in the early morning hours (local time), but this is after an evening and overnight death toll of at least 15, including unconfirmed reports of police casualties. AFP citing local medical sources also says some 350 protesters were injured. Continue reading >>>

[ Middle East catalogue ]

One of the world’s largest fertilizer producers, Yara (in Norway), slashes production due to skyrocketing natural gas prices
Another European fertilizer manufacturing plant is cutting production due to skyrocketing natural gas prices across the continent.
Yara, based in Norway, is one of the world’s largest fertilizer producers – or at least it was one of the largest fertilizer producers before the ongoing energy crisis destroyed its bottom line.
No longer does it make financial sense to continue producing as much ammonia as before, Yara says, which is raising questions about how Europe is going to grow enough food for survival.
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[ Russia - Ukraine food supply ]

UK Government website says vaccine not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women
Norman Fenton:TracyK2017 on twitter has alerted a lot of people today to the fact that the UK Government has a website page with this document that was "updated on 16 August 2022" (although as explained below there do not appear to have been significant changes since March 2021). Katy also notes now that people are pointing out that the document has not in fact been recently updated; apparently the wayback machine shows no changes since March 2021. However, this would make things even worse as it means that the Government officials and the NHS have been recommending pregnant women get the vaccine against the official Government document advice.
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[ Covid Vaccine risks ]

WEF Proposed Sound Waves For Mind Control In 2018
Great Game India:The WEF is truly one of the most pernicious entities to have ever graced this planet. In 2018 they published an article entitled, Mind control using sound waves? We ask a scientist how it works. Of course, it was scrubbed from their site, but thanks to the Wayback Machine we have the evidence of their technocratic depravity.
Antoine Jerusalem, a professor of engineering science at Oxford University, finds himself in as he researches the potential of ultrasound technology to tackle neurological diseases and disorders. In an interview, conducted as part of the World Economic Forum's annual gathering in the Middle East of scientists, government and business, he tells us more about this growing field of research. Antoine Jerusalem, a professor of engineering science at Oxford University, tells us more about this growing field of research:
"I can see the day coming where a scientist will be able to control what a person sees in their mind’s eye, by sending the right waves to the right place in their brain. My guess is that most objections will be similar to those we hear today about subliminal messages in advertisements, only much more vehement.
This technology is not without its risks of misuse. It could be a revolutionary healthcare technology for the sick, or a perfect controlling tool with which the ruthless control the weak. This time though, the control would be literal." In usual Hegelian dialects fashion, the WEF create the problem, let the mass formation psychosis reaction to the problem play out and then swoop in with the “solution”;
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[ Living Within The Conspiracy ]

Europe still hasn’t learned from its lockdown debacles
The Spectator:n his fascinating interview in the current issue of The Spectator, Rishi Sunak revealed the black hole at the centre of the British government’s 2020 lockdown policies. The former Chancellor claims that two crucial things were lacking at the time of the lockdowns – political candour and a ‘grown up conversation’ between Boris Johnson’s government and the quarantined population. Two and a half years later, though, there’s been no such conversation, especially in the European countries where the legality of lockdowns has already been questioned.
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[ Europe Unglues ]

10 Facts Electric Vehicle Advocates Don't Want You To Know
PJ Media:
There are a host of reasons why the Left is absolutely determined to force Americans out of their privately owned, gasoline-powered cars and trucks and into unreliable public transportation and costly Electric Vehicles (EVs), none of which have to do with “saving the environment.”
The central reason the Left loves EVs is that the process of forcing Americans to convert to electric-powered transportation will destroy forever the incredible freedom and prosperity associated with privately owned gas-powered vehicles.The future will instead be centrally controlled by rich elitists and their corrupt politicians, power-hungry bureaucrats, and ideologically driven “experts.”Continue reading >>>
[ Technology Rules You ]

Farmers in Belgium Attempt to Break Into City Hall Protesting Against EU-Inspired Green Agenda
Breitbart Europe:Farmers in northern Belgium attempted to break into the town hall of Hoogstraten after staging a mass protest in response to the government’s EU-driven agenda to cut nitrogen emissions, as is being attempted in the Netherlands.
The European Union’s Natura 2000 network, which mandates that the 27 member states must protect designated habitats in a “sustainable manner, both ecologically and economically,” and therefore must cut nitrogen emissions — spurring widespread unrest among the Dutch Farmers — has now spread to the heart of the EU in Belgium, with farmers driving their tractors to the centre of Hoogstraten on Monday evening.
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[ Europe ]

Gazprom To Slash NatGas Deliveries To France's Top Utility As Squeeze Worsens

FT via ero Hedge:
On Tuesday, Europe faced a worsening supply crunch after Russian energy giant Gazprom PSJC informed French utility Engie SA that natural gas supplies would immediately be reduced because of contract disagreements, reported Financial Times.
Engie said Gazprom notified it of "a reduction in gas deliveries, starting today, due to a disagreement between the parties on the application of some contracts."
Gazprom's reductions in NatGas over retaliation for sanctions related to its invasion of Ukraine have primarily targeted Germany and eastern Europe but now appear to extend to France. The continent is facing the worst energy crisis in half a century, sending prices of NatGas to record highs on supply shortage concerns ahead of the winter season.

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[ Ukraine war Europe gas ]

The Fantasy World of Renewable Energy

Learning from history and from our own experience is usually reckoned a sign of wisdom. Strangely, that appears not to be the view of those employed at Carbon Brief. They have published a strikingly foolish prediction that renewable generation such as offshore wind will be vastly cheaper than gas generation in the late 2020s. That is a long way off. History tells us that price booms in oil and gas markets are invariably followed by price busts.
Carbon Brief’s argument is based on bids submitted by offshore wind farms in the latest round of the U.K. Government’s auction of Contracts for Difference (CfD), which were announced in July 2022. Carbon Brief claims that the average price of £48 per megawatt hour (MWh) in today’s money is “nine times cheaper” than the £446 per MWh current cost of running gas-fired power stations. For context, and so as not to mislead the na├»ve, including those who enthusiastically tweeted approval of Carbon Brief’s article, it might also have noted that the cost of running gas-fired power stations in April 2020 was less than £25 per MWh. That figure was, of course, inflated by the high cost of buying carbon dioxide permits.Continue reading >>>[ Energy: Clean Green Dreams ]