The reckoning is here – World Sofa Report – Episode 32

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This show survived long enough to catch the commencement of reckoning on several topics.

So… the reckoning is here for all the campus violence flamed by the far-Left and entertained by the Academia. It is here for all those who supported school closures now finding themselves in deep trouble (although not enough trouble in our view). It is here for all the politicians and pundits who supported extremist and anti-scientific policies that led to children being mutilated, mentally impaired and with a myriad of long-term issues that can’t even be assessed, yet.

Reckoning is here for Joe Biden as well – as railroad workers may end up striking, thus b0rking the supply chain even more, an issue entirely under the control of the federal government, and an issue that did not exist under Obama and Trump.

Reckoning is slowly approaching for Putin as well. Dissent was virtually non-existent until 10 days ago. Now it’s elected officials and even federal TV stations. And it’s only going to get worse.

Reckoning is seeping in for Европейски съюз in general and for Germany in particular. Because for all the belly-aching about Poland and other Intermarium countries – the Russophilia in Europe has had its capital in Berlin.

Reckoning is coming in Sweden as well. Much to the mainstream’s shock (but to the shock of exactly nobody who was following the Swedish society) the Sweden Democrats came in second in the election and a new bourgeois government is likely to be formed – and a government that will explicitly adopt immigration and integration policies that were “far right”, censored from discussion and unthinkable merely 10 years ago.

Meanwhile, in France, the underground institutions of the Right are finally yielding results after 18 years of work – showing a way for dissidents in other countries on how to advance.

Reckoning is coming in Armenia as well. Nobody is coming to its aid and the conflict reached a dead-end for Pashinyan – one of the few politicians that was simultaneously the darling of both the West and of the Kremlin. Ooops! Seems like playing both sides has limits.

Meanwhile, theft, corruption and downright stupidity is creating energy woes in Africa – particularly Nigeria and the South African Republic. All while in Ethiopia, the efforts to maintain ceasefires in Tigray continue.

Energy woes is exactly what India and Japan do not want to have. So both countries are pouring enormous amounts of money in nuclear and coal. Indians are a bit more honest while the Japanese still try to sweeten the deal by mentioning the nonsensical “decarbonization” claptrap – all while enhancing coal and setting the stage for SMRs and new big reactors.

Chinese biopharmaceutical stocks took a slump after US sanctions on intellectual property kicked in, all while the citizens in Uyguristan enter their 6th week of lockdown and a biosecurity totalitarian state.

Reckoning is coming in Oceania as well. Even with removing all of the pandemic theater, New Zealand’s children still aren’t coming back to school. The government expects 70% of children to come back to school in the next four years. All while neuropsychiatric issues continue to mount amongst the country’s minors.

Food prices are way up in NZ, even though it’s a country with a top-tier agricultural sector; and in Australia a “mortgage time bomb” is ticking – as the central bank called it.

Reckoning is coming for everyone. For many, it is already here.

These, and other news and sub-threads, are explored in great detail in the longest episode of the series. The music breaks will also bring exclusive footage from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. We thought that we’d go down with a bang since this will also be the last one in this format. We hope you enjoyed this version of traveling through the whole world’s (geo)politics.

Links:

News #1 – https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/08/us/oberlin-bakery-lawsuit.html

News #2 – https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/07/democrats-education-republicans-covid/

School is for everyone – https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/01/opinion/us-school-history.html

News #3 – https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kansas-gov-laura-kelly-makes-absolutely-no-apologies-closing-schools-covid-19-pandemic

News #4 – https://www.foxnews.com/us/montana-permanently-blocks-residents-changing-gender-birth-certificates

News #5 – https://www.denver7.com/news/contact-denver7/thousands-of-xcel-customers-locked-out-of-thermostats-during-energy-emergency

News #6 – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-administration-avert-railroad-strike-what-to-know/

Music break #1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy27Cge_5Y4

News #7 – https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/09/12/russian-city-deputies-petition-for-putin-resignation-a78768

In isolated Russia, a tale of two economies: https://www.reuters.com/article/ukraine-crisis-6months-russia-cars-idCAKBN2PV08Q

Music break #2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srmw76e67c4

News #8 – https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2022/09/06/corruption-in-europes-health-services-is-surprisingly-common

News #9 – https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59761477

News #10 – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/09/08/sexual-harassment-includes-sitting-rooms-male-officers-women/

News #11 – https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/04/europe/france-far-right-school-intl-cmd/index.html

News #12 – https://www.voanews.com/a/swedish-conservatives-close-to-election-win-amid-crime-fears-/6745118.html

I don’t recognize Sweden anymore – https://www.politico.eu/article/not-recognize-sweden-general-election-2022/?

News #13 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/12/europe-hopes-to-reap-political-dividends-from-an-expensive-winter

Music break #3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iSCY6Toax0

News #14 – https://www.voanews.com/a/nigeria-loses-africa-s-top-oil-producer-spot-to-angola-/6744739.html

News #15 – https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/12/africa/tigray-accept-au-ceasefire-intl/index.html

News #16 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/12/south-africa-power-cuts-may-not-end-in-a-year-eskom-says

Music break #4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx_3QqKKteE

News #17 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/13/deadly-clashes-erupt-between-armenia-azerbaijan

ОДКБ отказала Пашиняну в военной помощи: росСМИ анонсируют выход Армении из организации Путина – https://www.dialog.ua/russia/258618_1663087308

News #18 – https://indianexpress.com/article/business/india-may-need-up-to-28w-of-additional-coal-based-power-generation-capacity-by-2032-cea-central-electricity-authority-8146696/

News #19 – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/09/13/business/small-modular-reactor-adoption/

News #20 – https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3192343/chinese-biopharma-stocks-slump-after-biden-targets-sector?module=lead_hero_story&pgtype=homepage

News #21 – https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3192028/locked-down-and-running-out-food-xinjiang-residents-vent-social

Music break #5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUGpmBQD1Xs

News #22 – https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/labor-will-ensure-king-charles-iii-features-on-australian-coins-despite-renewed-calls-for-country-to-become-a-republic/news-story/954b34e449e812a9ccc24b1d917e855b

News #23 – https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/warning-to-homeowners-amid-2023-mortgage-timebomb-scare/news-story/a5e1677c7e7a01dcefb82c0290748892

News #24 – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/09/12/new-zealand-will-become-republic-lifetime-says-jacinda-ahern/

News #25 – https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/474683/scrapping-of-masks-hoped-to-encourage-school-attendance

News #26 – https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/474668/food-prices-increase-at-fastest-annual-rate-in-13-years

Argintul la ruleta rusească – Podcast de week-end – Episodul 179

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Un studiu internațional a relevat că politicienii trăiesc mai mult decât oamenii pe care-i reprezintă. În virtutea echității precum și a îngrijorărilor privind mediul și sănătatea publică, acest lucru ar trebui adresat prin common sense politicians’ age control legislation.

Într-o notă mai serioasă, presa militară începe să scrie despre candidatura lui Geoană pentru Trei Coceni – un subiect discutat aici acum mai bine de doi ani de zile. Tot din știrile vechi, faptul că România are o presă comparabilă mai degrabă cu Rusia (adică miluită și controlată de Regim) a ajuns în sfârșit pe masa Adunării Parlamentare a Consiliului Europei, după ce peste doi ani de zile era conspirație de extremă-dreapta (sau dezinformare rusească, în funcție de focă).

ASF interzice temporar ”investițiile” în private equity ale fondurilor din ”Pilonul II” (lucru pe care l-a mai făcut în trecut, în vreme ce fondurile din PII oricum nu se înghesuiau la private equity); o nouă schimbare în anul școlar (evident, nu în bine, pentru că nimeni nu vrea să admită că învățământul de Stat se poate repara doar prin desființare); BNR a crescut dobânda (deși insuficient) iar Facebook-ul românesc va fi cenzurat în funcție de cheful organizației de extremă-Stânga Funky Citizens – că așa e libertatea de exprimare în Rusia cu smiley face.

În geopolitică: Kazahstan va confisca transporturile rusești dacă acestea conțin mărfuri aflate sub sancțiuni sau mărfuri furate din Ucraina; tot Kazahstan va face permanentă închiderea conductei CPC (lucru care afectează și România); în Uzbekistan 18 oameni au murit, peste 200 au fost răniți și peste 500 arestați într-un rar moment de proteste populare în provincia autonomă Karkalpakstan; Finlanda își trântește gard la frontiera cu Rusia; Lavrov a mers la G20 (prima întâlnire cu miniștri occidentali de la declanșarea agresiunii în Ucraina); linia ferată cu ecartament larg din portul Galați a fost redeschisă după 22 de ani; Boris Johnson a demisionat iar geostrategia spațiului ex-iugoslav se decide în perioada asta.

Tot în segmentul geopolitic discutăm despre falsul zâmbet al Chișinăului care face hore cu românii și pișcoturi cu Bruxelles-ul însă lucrurile care contează – lucrările de infrastructură, privatizările, etc. – le face în continuare direct cu firmele lui Putin. Regimul maMaia Sandu se dovedește fix atât de pro-rus pe cât am zis noi încă de la alegerile din iulie 2021.

În alte știri, Comisia Europeană reduce PNRR-ul Bulgariei pentru că țara o duce prea bine (nu-i glumă – fix așa s-a exprimat Comisia!) și redirecționează banii țărilor foarte sărace precum Germania și Spania. C-așa-i în Evropeiski Soyuz.

Pe fundal, clasa politică putinistă din Austria e tare supărată că energia nucleară va fi în continuare permisă; opoziția din Franța a depus moțiune de cenzură; opinia publică în lumea arabă s-a întors împotriva democrației; fostul premier japonez Shinzo Abe a fost asasinat iar în Macedonia (de Nord) protestele au dus la rănirea a zeci de polițiști după ce guvernul a fost de acord să treacă minoritatea bulgară în Constituție.

Petrecem mai mult timp în știri externe să discutăm despre Țările de Jos. Olanda este apăsată de asasinate în stil mafiot în plină stradă, o corupție endemică tipică oricărui narcostat și paralziată de un Regim hibrid care-și dorește exproprierea și/sau distrugerea sectorului agricol olandez. Un subiect vast de care presa din RSR a fugit cât a putut întrucât e periculos să afle românii că până și în țările pe care (în mod fals) presa i-a făcut pe români să creadă că sunt ”tolerante” și ”liberale” de fapt există opoziție vehementă față de extremismul eurocrat. Vă arătăm și imaginile de la protestele olandeze pe care televiziunile nu vi le vor arăta.

Acestea, dar și alte știri sunt discutate pe larg în ultimul episod de dinainte de pauza lungă pricinuită de deplasările spre documentare în Ungaria și Asia Centrală. Podcastul intră în pauză, dar nu și restul operațiunilor.

Link-uri:
Știre 1 – https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/actualitate/politica/surse-mircea-geoana-isi-pregateste-candidatura-la-prezidentiale-2001759

Ciolacu: Cutuma că preşedintele PSD este automat şi candidatul la preşedinţia ţării a luat sfârşit / Statutul va fi schimbat – https://www.g4media.ro/ciolacu-cutuma-ca-presedintele-psd-este-automat-si-candidatul-la-presedintia-tarii-a-luat-sfarsit-statutul-va-fi-schimbat.html

Știre 2 – https://www.hotnews.ro/stiri-politic-25664024-sondaj-avangarde-psd-primul-loc-urmat-mare-distanta-pnl-cum-stau-aur-usr-partidul-care-reintra-carti.htm

Știre 3 – https://www.g4media.ro/breaking-premiera-o-institutie-internationala-critica-modul-in-care-partidele-din-romania-cumpara-tacerea-presei-cu-fonduri-de-la-bugetul-statului-concluzii-dure-al-co-raportorilor-adunarii-parlamen.html

Știre 4 – https://debanat.ro/2022/07/de-vineri-ana-munteanu-nu-mai-este-om-politic_371907.html

Știre 5 – https://spotmedia.ro/stiri/educatie/elevii-nu-mai-pot-fi-exmatriculati-si-vor-avea-doar-o-medie-anuala

DOCUMENT Va fi încheiată o singură medie anuală pe disciplină, potrivit ROFUIP 2022 / Profesorul trebuie să acorde cel puțin 3 note peste numărul alocat de ore săptămânal – https://www.edupedu.ro/document-va-fi-incheiata-o-singura-medie-anuala-pe-disciplina-potrivit-rofuip-2022-profesorul-trebuie-sa-acorde-cel-putin-3-note-peste-numarul-alocat-de-ore-saptamanal/

Știre 6 – https://www.agerpres.ro/economic-intern/2022/07/05/asf-interzice-investitiile-fondurilor-de-pe-pilonul-ii-in-fonduri-private-equity-decizia-nu-serveste-interesului-economiei-asociatii–945228

Năsui, fost ministru al Economiei: Descoperirea fraudei de la un administrator de Pilon 2 de pensii arată că sistemul funcționează. El invocă trei argumente – https://www.profit.ro/stiri/nasui-fost-ministru-al-economiei-descoperirea-fraudei-de-la-un-administrator-de-pilon-2-de-pensii-arata-ca-sistemul-functioneaza-el-invoca-trei-argumente-20761023

Știre 7 – https://www.g4media.ro/update-petre-daea-a-fost-ales-cu-unanimitate-in-psd-pentru-a-fi-din-nou-ministrul-agriculturii-dupa-demisia-lui-adrian-chesnoiu-surse-daea-a-mai-detinut-acest-portofoliu-in-timpul-vioricai-dancila.html

Daea, propus la Ministerul Agriculturii, contrazice apelul făcut de Guvern împotriva risipei de apă: „Planta nu poate trăi fără apă” – https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/actualitate/politica/daea-propus-la-ministerul-agriculturii-contrazice-apelul-facut-de-guvern-impotriva-risipei-de-apa-planta-nu-poate-trai-fara-apa-2002051

Ni se cere să raționalizăm apa. Seceta afectează grav multe părți din România – https://spotmedia.ro/stiri/mediu/ni-se-cere-sa-rationalizam-apa-seceta-afecteaza-grav-multe-parti-din-romania

Știre 8 – https://www.g4media.ro/dezbatere-interna-in-usr-pentru-presedintia-partidului-catalin-drula-am-reusit-sa-schimbam-politica-din-romania-catalin-tenita-societatea-ne-percepe-ca-mult-prea-certar.html

Peste 100 de mineri protestează la Târgu Jiu – https://www.gds.ro/Local/Gorj/2022-07-07/peste-100-de-mineri-protesteaza-la-targu-jiu/

Știre 9 – https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/economie/digi-economic/bnr-a-crescut-dobanda-cheie-cu-1-peste-estimarile-economistilor-2001695

Cel mai mare dolar din istorie. Francul elveţian depăşeşte euro – Curs BNR 5.07.2022 – https://www.economica.net/curs-bnr-record-dolar-leu-euro-curs-bnr-euro-leu-dolar-curs-valutar-interbancar-5-07-2022_596495.html

Euro coboară sub 1,02 dolari pentru prima dată din 2002 – https://www.g4media.ro/euro-coboara-sub-102-dolari-pentru-prima-data-din-2002.html

Știre 10 – https://www.paginademedia.ro/stiri-media/factual-fact-checking-facebook-instagram-20764793

Pauza muzicala 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlKieogaI5c

Știre 11 – https://adevarul.ro/international/asia/tensiuni-kazahstan-rusia-masura-pregateste-tara-asia-centrala-suspendarea-activitatii-conductei-caspian-pipeline-consortium-1_62c5b6fc5163ec42715c2015/index.html

Kazahstanul amenință Rusia că va rupe contractele cu companiile care transportă cereale furate din Ucraina – https://ziare.com/kazahstan/hazahstan-contracte-transport-rusia-reziliate-furt-cereale-ucraina-1749721

Rusia închide o conductă de petrol care alimenta și România. Ce rute alternative există pentru petrolul din Kazahstan – https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/economie/energie/rusia-inchide-o-conducta-de-petrol-care-alimenta-si-romania-ce-rute-alternative-exista-pentru-petrolul-din-kazahstan-2002411

Știre 12 – https://www.euronews.com/2022/07/04/eighteen-killed-and-more-than-200-injured-during-rare-unrest-in-uzbekistan

Protests in Uzbek autonomous region over constitution reform plan – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/2/protests-in-uzbek-autonomous-region-over-constitution-reform-plan

Știre 13 – https://www.mediafax.ro/externe/finlanda-precauta-parlamentul-adopta-legi-pentru-consolidarea-securitatii-la-frontiera-cu-rusia-20982058

Захарова высмеяла планы Финляндии построить забор на границе с Россией – https://iz.ru/1362412/2022-07-09/zakharova-vysmeiala-plany-finliandii-postroit-zabor-na-granitce-s-rossiei

Știre 14 – https://www.g4media.ro/acum-se-decide-destinul-geostrategic-al-balcanilor-de-vest-declara-presedintele-sloveniei-in-acest-spatiu-isi-vor-consolida-pozitiile-rusia-china-turcia-si-statele-din-golf-daca-ue-nu-se-va-angaja.html

Știre 15 – https://www.g4media.ro/summitul-de-la-madrid-impinge-uniunea-europeana-in-bratele-nato-si-indeparteaza-ideea-unei-armate-europene.html

Știre 16 – https://www.mediafax.ro/externe/boris-johnson-demisioneaza-dar-vrea-sa-conduca-guvernul-interimar-20982624

Știre 17 – https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/externe/serghei-lavrov-se-va-intalni-pentru-prima-data-cu-oficiali-din-tarile-care-au-impus-sanctiuni-rusiei-la-reuniunea-ministrilor-g20-2002837

Știre 18 – https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/actualitate/linia-ferata-cu-ecartament-larg-din-portul-galati-a-fost-redeschisa-dupa-22-de-ani-2002665

Știre 19 – https://adevarul.ro/moldova/politica/zambetul-fals-chisinaului-hore-romanii-bezele-bruxelles-ul-privatizari-rusii-1_62c17b485163ec42713fc1e2/index.html

Pauza muzicală 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BbiIDk4ANM

Știre 20 – https://www.hotnews.ro/stiri-international-25662898-bulgaria-bruxelles-taie-peste-1-miliard-leva-din-planul-redresare-rezilienta-fiindca-economia-merge-bine.htm

Știre 21 – https://www.g4media.ro/presedintele-poloniei-considera-ca-disputa-cu-bruxellesul-privind-statul-de-drept-este-rezolvata-in-ciuda-opiniei-contrare-a-comisiei-europene-pentru-mult-timp-instituti.html

Știre 22 – https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/externe/ue/proteste-in-macedonia-de-nord-impotriva-inscrierii-in-constitutie-a-etnicilor-bulgari-politistii-atacati-cu-cocteiluri-molotov-2001957

Știre 23 – https://www.g4media.ro/austria-va-ataca-in-justitie-initiativa-ue-de-a-clasifica-gazele-si-energia-nucleara-ca-surse-de-energie-verzi.html

Cazul Egisto Ott, un simbol al penetrării profunde a Rusiei în Austria, de la politică și industrie la serviciile secrete – https://www.g4media.ro/cazul-egisto-ott-un-simbol-al-penetrarii-profunde-a-rusiei-in-austria-de-la-politica-si-industrie-la-serviciile-secrete.html

Parlamentul European a votat ca energia nucleară și gazul să fie considerate combustibil „verde” de tranziție – https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/sci-tech/natura-si-mediu/parlamentul-european-a-votat-ca-energia-nucleara-si-gazul-sa-fie-considerate-combustibil-verde-de-tranzitie-2001727

Știre 24 – https://spotmedia.ro/stiri/social/asasinatele-in-stil-mafiot-socheaza-olanda-care-se-lupta-sa-nu-devina-stat-narco

Știre 25 – https://www.libertatea.ro/stiri/protestele-violente-ale-fermierilor-in-olanda-focuri-de-arma-trase-de-politie-in-heerenven-4200741

Știre 26 – https://www.mediafax.ro/externe/opozitia-din-franta-a-depus-motiune-de-cenzura-impotriva-premierului-elisabeth-borne-20979798

Franța: Guvernul nu-și va angaja răspunderea pe discursul de politică generală în Parlament, unde nu are majoritate/ Opoziția de stânga anunță depunerea unei moțiuni de cenzură împotriva Guvernului – https://www.g4media.ro/franta-guvernul-nu-si-va-angaja-raspunderea-pe-discursul-de-politica-generala-in-parlament-unde-nu-are-majoritate-opozitia-de-stanga-anunta-depunerea-unei-motiuni-de-cenzura-impotriva-guvernului.html

Știre 27 – https://adevarul.ro/economie/business-international/imobiliarele-china-aproape-colaps-patrulea-dezvoltator-nu-si-a-platit-timp-rata-1-miliard-dolari-1_62c278e05163ec4271454c7c/index.html

Știre 28 – https://www.hotnews.ro/stiri-international-25667284-fostul-premier-japonez-shinzo-abe-fost-impuscat.htm

Știre 29 – https://www.mediafax.ro/externe/sondaj-arabii-cred-ca-economia-este-slaba-in-democratie-cetatenii-sunt-mai-preocupati-de-eficienta-politicilor-guvernului-lor-20978148

Știre 30 – https://www.g4media.ro/politicienii-traiesc-mai-mult-decat-oamenii-pe-care-ii-reprezinta-studiu-international.html

India farm law: Seven months after repeal, farmers are ready for new protests – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-61912110

Real madness is about to begin – World Sofa Report – Episode 31

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One of the great advantages of publishing on Odysee is that we can discuss the three main topics of this period without being afraid of upsetting some “algorithm” from Goolag Inc. The topics are Roe v Wade, the sentencing of Ghislane Maxwell and the upcoming recession.

Speaking of Goolag Inc., the tech corporation has been infiltrated by a sectarian apocalyptic cult and, like any other virus/parasite, it seeks to replace everyone in the firm with their own NPCs. Dis gon b gud!

In other news, Ecuador lifts the state of emergency after the president’s attempt to consolidate power didn’t quite work out, Austria scraps its vaccine mandate after even their fans noticed that approximately nobody takes the myocarditis-inducing experimental gene therapy clotshot out of fear of some BS fine; the terrible Harvard leftist who was the prime minister of Bulgaria now blames Russia for his own incompetence and inept leadership; Russia itself went into a little bit of default and FC Sherriff Tiraspol found itself sanctioned.

In the background, Jarosław Kaczyński resigns from a visible role to get back to what he’s best at: preparing the agitprop for the election; and finally in Italy a serious ECR leader emerges and is now in pole position to replace boomer Draghi.

The fertilizer shortage and high prices is driving domestic investment and production in Africa; South Korea is on track to severely cut dependency on China on rare earths and other connected industries and the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Kishida, turns out to be more hawkish than previously believed.

Meanwhile, in Australia the consumers are behaving like 2003 Eastern Europe (birthday parties and washing machines on expensive credit) while the Prime Minister slashed staffing for independent MPs and crossbenchers – a move which will result in a more hostile Parliament for the newly elected Labor leader.

These, and other news are discussed thoroughly in the 31st edition of the World Sofa Report – the first in the new studio, the last one before a long break and the first one with a guest. Hope y’all enjoy it.

Links:

News #1 – https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/24/roe-v-wade-overturned-how-tech-companies-and-users-can-protect-privacy.html

News #2 – https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2022-06-22/recession-looks-unavoidable-but-will-it-be-that-bad

News #3 – https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/18922430/google-cult-fellowship-of-friends-lawsuit/

News #4 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/28/ghislaine-maxwell-sentenced-to-20-years-for-sex-crimes

News #5 – https://apnews.com/article/politics-caribbean-guillermo-lasso-ecuador-quito-e4214563d9f8b0f1377c859f31e934b9

News #6 – https://www.dw.com/en/austria-scraps-covid-vaccine-mandate/a-62236080

News #7 – https://www.politico.eu/article/bulgarian-pm-petkov-government-lose-no-confidence-vote/

News #8 – https://www.firstpost.com/sports/football-news/sheriff-tiraspol-ordered-to-find-new-home-after-uefa-bans-matches-in-breakaway-region-10835791.html

News #9 – https://www.euronews.com/2022/06/21/jaroslaw-kaczynski-polands-most-powerful-politician-steps-down-to-focus-on-election

News #10 – https://www.politico.eu/article/giorgia-meloni-valdimir-putin-italy/

News #11 – https://english.alarabiya.net/business/economy/2022/06/28/Moody-s-says-Russia-defaulted-on-debt-

News #12 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-61901074

News #13 – https://www.foxnews.com/world/former-israeli-officer-iran-nuclear-deal-revival-unprecedented-devastating-consequences

News #14 – https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/biz/2022/06/488_331765.html

News #15 – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/06/28/national/politics-diplomacy/fumio-kishida-japan-nato-china/

News #16 – https://www.theepochtimes.com/australian-pm-facing-hostile-parliament-after-slashing-staff-levels-for-independents-crossbench_4560394.html

News #17 – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-29/australians-double-spending-through-buy-now-pay-later-services/101191090

News #18 – https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/politics/notoriously-difficult-to-secure-free-trade-agreement-with-eu/video/a24a0d9da0c804b5d615fd59c76df07b

News #19 – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-29/2022-lowy-institute-poll-finds-australians-feel-less-safe/101190324

News #20 – https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/author-of-her-own-downfall-nurse-fired-for-anti-vax-facebook-posts-loses-appeal/SYY3L7FPZ3W4PMR2DCQLUKFJZI/

News #21 – https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300624319/misinformation-is-a-threat-and-affecting-nz-jacinda-ardern-says-ahead-of-nato-speech

Y’all in 1980s Eastern Europe – World Sofa Report – Episode 30

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When we titled episode 28 “We’re all living in Eastern Europe” we were thinking more like Eastern Europe of the 1990s – that is to say increased corruption, a good dose of institutional chaos, increased inflation and a decent dose of infrastructure decay. What we weren’t thinking of is Eastern Europe of the 1980s – namely all of the above plus food shortages, electricity shortages and full HONK propaganda. Yet the latter is increasingly more present, particularly in the so-called ‘civilized’ West.

A recession is a foregone conclusion in the US (and by consequence in most of the world) and the only reason this word is not being uttered is because the midterms are coming. Meanwhile, Ohio governor signed the bill to allow teachers to be armed – a step in the right direction. In the background, 10 retiring boomer ‘republican’ senators are joining the far-Left in an attempt to pass an obviously unconstitutional gun bill while California Dems want to weaponize the local IRS against patriotic groups in a bid to prevent California’s slow march towards becoming red again.

In Sweden, Ukrainian refugee children are being beaten up by Arabs who tell them to “go home” – in yet another event showing the deep problem that exists in Sweden as a result of the catastrophic decisions made back in 2015-16.

The European Commission may end up in a spat again with the United Kingdom as the Johnson government is trying to correct a provision of the Brexit agreement which, at the moment, de facto turns Northern Ireland in a third-party state. Meanwhile, Nord Steam 1 is working at a lower capacity as more and more countries in Evropeiski Soyuz are being compelled to embrace nuclear.

But while the problems in Europe and North America are causing some turbulence, they are for sure mild in comparison to the spillover effects on Africa. Even in wealthier space-program operator Nigeria the fuel prices are threatening the domestic flights, public transport is almost entirely paralyzed in Zimbabwe and in Cameroon thousands of truckers spend weeks stranded at highways and border crossings due to lack of diesel which threatens to cause its own local version of supply chain chaos.

Also in Africa, Moscow is trying to get approval to build a military base in Sudan as the transition to democracy is blocked in Khartoum and the negotiations seem to have hit a dead-end.

In Israel the country might get its fifth election in three years as the coalition of Naftali Bennett is now officially a minority government and thus subjected anytime to a successful vote of no confidence given that Benjamin Netanyahu has made no secret that he is vying for a return to power.

Disney has a film banned in UAE for consistent pidar in public; the Yemeni government is slowly progressing in its peace negotiations with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and while the world is grappling with oil shortages, Idemitsu Kosan, a Japanese oil company is phasing out one of its big refineries as Japan is preparing for an economy with a smaller population.

Meanwhile, the CCP is using the Cough19 QRkodizatsiya programme to prevent protests from taking place against the financial mismanagement of four rural banks which may have lost at least $3bn in depositors’ money; all while Xi Jinping is trying his best to divert attention from all of these issues as he’s preparing for the Congress of the Party in the second half of the year.

The new majority government in Australia is already showing strong 1980s Ceaușescu vibes in terms of its approach to energy; the Australian Reserve Bank makes no promises that the interest rates won’t go to the Moon, while in NZ the country is only now finding out about the principle in commercial law called “abuse of dominant position” all while the country is also trying hard (and for the most part failing) to disarm its population.

These and other news are discussed thoroughly in this long-waited 30th edition of the World Sofa Report. Let’s explore!

News #1 – https://www.theepochtimes.com/ohio-governor-signs-bill-allowing-teachers-to-be-armed_4530001.html

Why We Won’t Raise Our Kids in Suburbia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHlpmxLTxpw

News #2 – https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/us-recession-risks-rising-federal-reserve-interest-rates-cpi-inflation-2022-6

News #3 – https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/commodities/us-companies-buy-russian-fertilizer-war-ukraine-grain-food-crisis-2022-6

News #4 – https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-races-craft-bipartisan-gun-bill-week-runs-obstacles-rcna33393

News #5 – https://www.foxnews.com/media/pennsylvania-lawmakers-impeach-philadelphia-da-larry-krasner

News #6 – https://www.theepochtimes.com/california-dems-aim-to-target-tax-exempt-status-of-patriot-groups_4531492.html

Music break #1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e3QJhipWNY

News #7 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/13/uk-moves-to-rewrite-brexit-rules-eu-threatens-legal-action

News #8 – https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/nord-stream-gas-capacity-restrained-by-repair-delays-gazprom-says-2022-06-14/

News #9 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/opinion/thorny-road-to-nuclear-energy-comeback/

News #10 – https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/monkeypox-dna-found-semen-handful-cases-researchers-say-2022-06-13/

Monkeypox – History with links – https://freedomalternative.com/english/analysis/monkeypox-history-with-links/

News #11 – https://nyheteridag.se/ukrainska-flyktingbarn-misshandlades-av-arabgang-skrek-att-vi-skulle-aka-hem/

Music break #2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKZmb7jCx54

News #12 – https://www.wsj.com/articles/high-fuel-prices-squeeze-african-consumers-strand-truckers-and-snarl-flights-11654709421

News #13 – https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-worries-sudan-is-close-to-leasing-russia-a-red-sea-base-11646255126

Music break #3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stozf5FVbzg

News #14 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/6/14/pm-bennett-says-israel-govt-has-week-or-two-to-avoid-collapse

News #15 – https://www.npr.org/2022/06/14/1104869955/lightyear-disney-pixar-toy-story-united-arab-emirates?t=1655205544465

News #16 – https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2022/06/13/houthi-rebels-are-a-stumbling-block-in-yemens-peace-process-minister-says/

Music break #4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-ePIGBYpD8

News #17 – https://www.voanews.com/a/us-south-korea-prepare-for-contingencies-of-north-korea-s-imminent-nuclear-test/6616535.html

News #18 – https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3181619/absurd-taipei-rejects-beijings-sovereign-claims-over-taiwan

News #19 – https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3181635/chinese-health-code-turns-red-financial-victims-about-protest

News #20 – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/06/15/business/idemitsu-yamaguchi-shut-down/

Music break #5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HNyl-Thqik

News #21 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-61641853

News #22 – https://www.skynews.com.au/business/energy/nationals-senator-matt-canavan-criticises-destructive-energy-policies-says-current-crisis-a-national-embarrassment/news-story/68be566ee4f4165b8275f43e4f05de74

News #23 – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-14/rba-governor-warns-it-is-unclear-how-high-interest-rates-will-go/101152352

News #24 – https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/128922317/how-has-gib-become-so-dominant

News #25 – https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/469055/police-making-significant-progress-with-gun-owners

News #26 – https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/469069/woman-abused-at-home-and-in-care-tells-story-to-stop-other-children-suffering

The meanders of the practical – World Sofa Report – Episode 29

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Finally some more visible non-Leftists are willing to do what it takes: namely to compete and go on the offensive – not just occasionally, but all the time.

The last couple of weeks were quite good in this department: There is now a full fledged children’s right-wing entertainment complex that terrifies CNN (the same CNN that flopped CNN+, hehe) and Ron DeSantis imposes the correct policy against globohomo Disney.

Meanwhile, the glowing-in-the-dark case of alleged kidnapping plot of tyrannical governor of Michigan collapsed in court. With a bit of luck and a lot of work, she will collapse in November too.

In Europe, dozens were injured after an Allahu-Ackbar set of riots in Sverigestan. The “new Swedes” were deeply aggrieved that someone exercised his fundamental right to freedom of expression by engaging in a special operation of increasing the temperature of a Qu’ran.

In other news in Europe – the Russian MoD is whining that there are Romanian, Polish, American and Georgian mercs in Ukraine; the VP of Gazprombank got suicided in Moscow; the British government is trying hard to get its civil service back to work and Germany is trying to acquire floating LNG terminals.

But perhaps the most important event in Europe is the upcoming second round of the presidential election in France – where the people have a choice between secular Putinism with a skirt (Marine Le Pen) and pro-Islamic Putinism without a skirt (Emmanuel Macron). With a bonus that the incumbent was the biggest arms supplier of Russia from 2017 and until April 2022 (yes!) and is on record to wanting a Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok (something so extreme that not even the Sberbank lady isn’t keen on saying it out loud). So, of course, we dedicate a longer segment to this event.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Crown Prince is trying to gauge the impact of sanctions against Russia so the Kingdom can then hedge the bets and an incident in Libya creates a bit more panic on the oil market.

In the far-east, the forced labour system in Nepal gets some attention via its victims working in the richer Gulf states; Japan is sending drones to Ukraine and then we take a longer time to discuss the health theatre in Shanghai.

And, finally, in Oceania, the plebs are finding out what we’ve been saying for almost two years: the sanitary fascism was not only useless, but in fact explicitly NOT recommended even by their own “experts” – yet the far-Left China-serving Regime in New Zealand went ahead and implemented anyway. New Zealand is that country whose citizens were better treated by the Taliban than their own government.

Meanwhile, 7 in 10 Aussies live paycheque-to-paycheque with no savings, the construction industry is about to collapse (in part thanks to sanitary fascism), and the regional security framework just took a boot in the teeth after Solomon Island’s security deal with China – negotiated and signed whilst the Australian regime was busy fighting with Novak Đoković.

These and other news are covered in this only episode for April as we work through other projects.

Links:

News #1 – https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/07/opinions/children-literature-disney-desantis-tuttle-twins-hemmer/index.html

DeSantis announces expanded special session targeting Walt Disney World property – https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/politics/desantis-disney-reedy-creek-improvement-district-special-session/67-573476eb-c072-4220-82f1-c1c0ed92731a

News #2 – https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-dem-bill-will-allow-non-citizens-to-become-police-officers

News #3 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60999431

News #4 – https://www.thedailybeast.com/canceling-student-loan-debt-only-leaves-a-broken-system-in-place

News #5 – https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/12/business/oxfam-extreme-poverty-report/index.html

Music break #1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv5qYSt_BL4

News #6 – https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/18/europe/sweden-riots-police-quran-burnings-intl/index.html

News #7 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61140262

News #8 – https://rmx.news/czech-republic/unique-czech-inflation-why-are-prices-rising-so-fast-in-the-country/

News #9 – https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-61145692

Music break #2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsExJIbKueQ

News #10 – https://www.g4media.ro/russian-defence-ministry-says-romania-among-countries-sending-most-mercenaries-to-ukraine.html

News #11 – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10731251/Ex-Kremlin-official-Gazprombank-vice-president-dead-gun-hand.html

News #12 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/germany-releases-e3bn-to-acquire-floating-lng-terminals/

20 Years of the Euro: Winners and Losers – An empirical study – https://www.cep.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/cep.eu/Studien/20_Jahre_Euro_-_Gewinner_und_Verlierer/cepStudy_20_years_Euro_-_Winners_and_Losers.pdf

Music break #3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ODdXPqYKPQ

News #13 – https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/oil-prices-rise-supply-concerns-ukraine-crisis-deepens-2022-04-18/

News #14 – https://www.thenationalnews.com/business/energy/2022/04/17/saudi-crown-prince-and-putin-discuss-opec-and-ukraine-in-call/

News #15 – https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2022/4/19/photos-nepal-workers-look-to-gulf-to-escape-forced-labour-system

Music break #4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTznkBiev1Y

News #16 – https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/sri-lanka-economic-crisis-explained-7849208/

News #17 – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/04/19/national/japan-ukraine-chemical-masks-suits/

News #18 – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/19/my-life-in-shanghais-never-ending-zero-covid-lockdown

Music break #5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4nV4rlfNIU

News #19 – https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/valley-of-death-building-company-collapse-warning/news-story/f61bb4738a0e0cb5e3ac4677b8be9176

News #20 – https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/budgeting/how-more-aussies-access-pay-before-payday-to-keep-up-with-cost-of-living/news-story/32cd7098a133f35bd154e58780ac88fc

News #21 – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-19/china-and-solomon-islands-sign-security-pact-says-chinese-foreig/101000530

News #22 – https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/04/19/miq-not-justified-beyond-november-officials-told-govt-last-year/

News #23 – https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/465387/more-people-seeking-help-from-charitable-organisations

We’re all living in Eastern Europe – World Sofa Report – Episode 28

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Since Putin rolled in the tanks, the world now moved to Eastern Europe. Not just in the sense that everyone has an opinion about Ukraine, but in the sense that suddenly most societies on Earth have to adopt at least one Eastern European feature or defect. And it’s happening at remarkably fast pace. So here’s the news for this episode and in parentheses we’ll put the year and the Eastern European country when this happened in the past.

Over 60% of Americans support limits on K3 lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity (Hungary, 1919) on the backdrop of an American legal system slowly taken over by militant communists (Romania, 1949) and all while Disney announces plans to oppose Texas’ move to criminalize those who mutilate children under the guise of “gender affirming care” (okay, this never happened in Eastern Europe – we were never THAT messed up).

Meanwhile, the US Senate is ready to confirm a SCOTUS judge that is a bit too liberal on sex offenses (she does have a point from time to time but she also goes way too far, too often – kinda like DDR’s approach in the 1980s).

Apparatchiks from “public health” whine that their “work” of curbing everyone’s freedoms isn’t appreciated. In fact, those pesky peasants (formerly known as free citizens) have the audacity to criticize the Stakhanovism of the enforcers of sanitary fascism and want legal measures against the plebs who talk against the apparatchiks (Romania 1952; Poland 1980). On the background, the apparatchiks raid schools to check muzzle compliance on two year olds (Romania 1978).

Energy independence has always been a topic in Eastern Europe – but now suddenly the rest of the world is discovering it too.

Meanwhile in Italy the unions support Russia by sabotaging Italy’s weapons transports to Ukraine; more and more people are proven to have died as a direct result of the myocarditis-inducing clotshot even as the government claims the clotshot is “safe” (all drugs given en-masse in Eastern Europe under communism were subjected to the same policy of censorship, lies, statistics and dismissal of victims).

The reverse is kinda true too. In Eastern Europe discussions are now about gun rights (which only Americans have properly solved), territorial accords (in Bosnia), and mass boycotts and protests against the companies who continue to support the Russian Regime (which is a first in Eastern Europe).

Egypt fixes the price of bread (Eastern Europe 1948-1989), South Korea elects a hawkish anti-feminist president (Poland 2015-present), property developers in China fail to meet their audit (Eastern Europe, 2009), Kazakhstan is bracing for democratic reforms and moving away from a president-centric autocracy (Eastern Europe 1988-1991), Saudi Arabia mulls accepting yuan for its oil and Germany seals a deal for LNG with Qatar.

In Oceania, the Australian government tries to increase its energy output but it’s prevented by eco-Marxist and other far-Left groups (Romania, 2022) and in New Zealand the government denies there is a mental health crisis despite skyrocketing numbers of adolescents on anti-psychotics as a result of the tyrannical Regime over a cough. Also in NZ, the police is being given hell for not being tyrannical enough against the populace that sought its freedom over the past month (kinda like in Romania in 2012 and 2018).

A long, robust episode, properly tagged so you can easily find the topic of interest. Just enough to last for while we’re in Hungary/UAE.

Links:

News #1 – https://www.dailywire.com/news/exclusive-poll-over-60-of-americans-back-floridas-limits-on-k-3-lessons-on-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity

The Takeover of America’s Legal System – https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/the-takeover-of-americas-legal-system?s=r

News #2 – https://www.dailywire.com/news/disney-announces-plans-to-oppose-texas-order-criminalizing-sex-change-surgeries-on-children

News #3 – https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/599123-republicans-to-roll-dice-by-grilling-jackson-over-child-pornography

News #4 – https://www.statnews.com/2022/03/17/public-health-harassment-covid19-pandemic/

News #5 – https://www.foxla.com/news/california-officials-raided-preschool-interviewed-2-year-olds-over-mask-policies

News #6 – https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-rethinks-uranium-supply-for-nuclear-plants-after-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-11647941401

News #7 – https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-biden-united-states-europe-jen-psaki-91f79d3c9270cdedb6e702d41195fca8

Music break #1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLliAzWYpdw

News #8 – https://www.businessinsider.com/uk-covid-19-vaccine-caused-womans-death-coroner-rules-2022-3

News #9 – https://www.lastampa.it/cronaca/2022/03/15/news/pisa_la_denuncia_dei_sindacati_di_base_sugli_aerei_cargo_non_aiuti_umanitari_ma_armi_per_l_ucraina_-2874667/

News #10 – https://ua.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/813502.html

‘We told you so!’ How the West didn’t listen to the countries that know Russia best – https://www.politico.eu/article/western-europe-listen-to-the-baltic-countries-that-know-russia-best-ukraine-poland/

Минобороны сообщило, что российские войска завершают разгром националистического батальона «Донбасс» – https://web.archive.org/web/20220321131726/https://www.kp.ru/online/news/4672522/

News #11 – https://tvpworld.com/59179406/polish-radio-breaks-ties-with-leroy-merlin

News #12 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/short_news/polish-right-calls-for-easier-access-to-guns/

Music break #2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5iW3ekOfSo

News #13 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/19/can-bosnias-dayton-peace-agreement-be-reformed

News #14 – https://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/yvan-colonna-est-mort-trois-semaines-apres-son-agression-en-prison-20220321

News #15 – https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/rishi-sunak-spring-statement-preview-future-generations-debt-b989641.html

News #16 – https://hungarytoday.hu/poll-election-90-pc-romanian-hungarians-supporting-fidesz/

Patronul lui Sepsi, înaintea alegerilor din Ungaria: „Normal că-l dorim pe domnul Orban! Opoziția nu e pasionată de sport” – https://www.gsp.ro/fotbal/liga-1/laszlo-dioszegi-sepsi-alegeri-ungaria-viktor-orban-657950.html

Transcarpathian Hungarian Orgs Condemn Márki-Zay’s Comments on Transcarpathian Refugees – https://hungarytoday.hu/transcarpathian-hungarian-orgs-condemn-marki-zays-comments-refugees/

Music break #3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuPX8mjeb-E

News #17 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/20/germany-seals-gas-deal-with-qatar-to-reduce-dependence-on-russia

News #18 – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/21/egypt-fixes-price-of-unsubsidised-bread-as-ukraine-war-hits-wheat-supply

News #19 – https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabia-considers-accepting-yuan-instead-of-dollars-for-chinese-oil-sales-11647351541

Music break #4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OzNsbMYVnY

News #20 – https://eurasianet.org/kazakhstan-president-vows-wide-ranging-political-reforms-to-ward-off-stagnation

News #21 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-60685141

Why misogyny is at the heart of South Korea’s presidential elections – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-60643446

How South Korea’s new president could shake up the region – https://edition.cnn.com/2022/03/10/asia/yoon-suk-yeol-new-south-korean-president-stance-intl-hnk/index.html

News #22 – https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/22/china-property-developers-evergrande-cant-release-earnings-on-time.html

News #23 – https://www.reuters.com/world/russia-halts-japan-peace-treaty-talks-over-sanctions-2022-03-21/

Music break #5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3QxT-w3WMo

News #24 – https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/question-that-stumped-energy-minister-angus-taylor/news-story/f03958c4afc37806428e8de2ef3c6ee0

News #25 – https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/03/21/calls-for-free-public-transport-amid-high-living-costs/

News #26 – https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/03/21/police-preparedness-questioned-as-parliament-protest-turned-violent/

News #27 – https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/128130355/mental-health-new-report-shows-significant-challenges-but-not-a-mental-health-crisis-director-general-of-health-says

News #28 – https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/463786/sfo-files-corruption-charges-against-former-auckland-dhb-employee

Answering your questions – World Sofa Report – Episode 27

Audio version: https://s.go.ro/0wz4lm4c

As per tradition, we took your questions for several days and then selected as many of them as possible to answer to.

Unfortunately, we launched the Q&A challenge just after Putin’s invasion so a lot/most of the questions ended up being about the war in Ukraine in some way, shape or form – from economics, to sanctions and all the way till Russian disinformation and ideological talking points. Well, we tried to answer most of them.

As soon as we were done taping this, we ran towards the Ukrainian border to help someone. And then the operating system drive (an SSD) broke down. So this is why it took so long until this got published.

Cheers!

The chips aren’t falling – World Sofa Report – Episode 26

Audio version [Download 402MB]: http://s.go.ro/2w6figvv

Video version [Download 8GB]: http://s.go.ro/11rw0nrh

One of the challenges of long pre-recorded podcasts is that by the time you’re done, some news might get outdated. It happens rarely, but when it does it’s quite a bummer. Nevertheless, we did get the analysis quite right.

Suddenly the New York Times (a former newspaper) finds out what we’ve been saying for over a year: namely that the CDC is a political organization that publishes data selectively to support a certain narrative that rarely (if ever) has anything to do with so-called public health. In the meantime, the crisis of Direct-to-Consumer advertising of dangerous prescription drugs continues unabated.

Meanwhile, the leftists are complaining that finally the conservatives are taking the necessary steps to not only stop but reverse the far-Left’s march through the educational institutions. Soon enough (maybe two years, maybe even less) they will also start complaining about the Parallel Economy that non-Leftists are finally starting to build to get around Big Tech’s censorship.

In Europe, the Европейский союз has finally noticed that Bosnia exists. And it may not exist for much longer because nobody bothered to discuss with the tri-partite institutions of Bosnia for decades.

The much bigger concern in Brussels is the Chips Act which aims to increase chip-manufacturing capabilities in Europe. A worthy goal, but, with the typical bureaucratic approach of the EU, it may not happen after all.

Chip manufacturing and Ukraine are the big topics we go through in the Europe segment. With the caveat that we taped the segments 12 hours before Putin initiated military action in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Africa is going through food inflation and other economic troubles that, for the first time, are not their fault. Essentially, most countries of Africa are suffering the economic consequences of the lunatic decisions made in Europe. What’s Europe’s response? More vaccines!

Saudi Arabia now downplays its Wahhabi roots in public, while in UAE defense contractors are trying to find a way to integrate UAV systems following Iran-backed Houthi terrorist attacks over the last several weeks.

For the first time in 70 years, China is considering delaying the retirement ages as the CCP faces the demographic crisis that’s coming to the People’s Republic no matter what.

Meanwhile, in Australia discussions about white bread as an expression of white supremacy and patriarchy are dominating the pre-election discourse. Well, that and the fact that certain Australian states maintain a hard border due to a cold.

In NZ, honking continues at the Parliament lawn while the advertising watchdog is busy investigating four Karens’ complaints about billboards depicting a victim of the cough19 magic serums.

Links:

News #1 – https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/20/health/covid-cdc-data.html

News #2 – https://www.theepochtimes.com/selling-drugs-and-diseases_4280872.html

News #3 – https://english.elpais.com/usa/2022-02-21/the-growth-of-off-limit-topics-at-us-schools-no-talking-about-racism-gender-communism.html

News #4 – https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/02/17/gab-announces-parallel-economy-fund-to-back-tech-startups-opposed-to-silicon-valley-leftism/

News #5 – https://www.wsj.com/articles/canadas-emergency-powers-for-freedom-convoy-set-to-be-extended-11645480357

News #6 – https://www.foxnews.com/media/canadian-truck-driver-beaten-by-police

Music break #1 – https://open.spotify.com/track/5dSGd84A80tOrNxq3AeDNG

News #7 – https://apnews.com/article/business-united-states-europe-munich-milorad-dodik-0890d245550a00efe745cee3899ef5d4

News #8 – https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2022/02/22/germany-stops-approval-of-11-billion-nord-stream-2-pipeline-with-russia/?sh=7fe461f03726

U.S. imposes sanctions after Putin recognizes breakaway Ukraine regions: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-sanctions-united-states-ukraine-breakway-republics/

Oil nears $100 as West prepares Russian sanctions: https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/oil-nears-100-west-prepares-russian-sanctions

US sanctions against Russia will also harm Europe, warns French expert: https://rmx.news/article/us-sanctions-against-russia-will-also-affect-europe-warns-french-expert/

Ukraine’s president says ‘we are not afraid’ after Russia’s Putin orders troops to rebel regions: https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3167901/ukraines-president-says-we-are-not-afraid-after-russias-putin

Putin calls Ukrainian statehood a fiction. History suggests otherwise: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/02/22/world/politics-diplomacy-world/putin-ukrainian-statehood-history/

Decree 71/2022 of the President of the Russian Federation – http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202202220002

News #9 – https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/21/uk-pm-boris-johnson-to-lift-all-remaining-covid-restrictions-in-england.html

News #10 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/special_report/chips-act-unveiled-the-real-cost-of-making-semiconductors/

Music break #2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrFrLGcRioA

News #11 – https://www.africanews.com/2022/02/21/why-food-prices-have-drastically-increased-in-your-country/

News #12 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/9/eu-pushes-for-covid-jabs-in-africa-as-supply-no-longer-an-issue

News #13 – https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-first-time-marks-its-founding-downplaying-conservative-roots-2022-02-22/

News #14 – https://breakingdefense.com/2022/02/autonomous-systems-integration-uas-threats-dominate-umex-conference/

News #15 – https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3167985/china-delay-retirement-ages-gradually-2025-after-holding-firm

Music break #3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRVOOwFNp5U

News #16 – https://www.news.com.au/national/pms-comments-about-white-bread-seen-as-a-manifestation-of-white-privilege-and-patriarchy/video/75d4c02f0fbeaccbb0471b021bf883e3

News #17 – https://7news.com.au/news/wa/mark-mcgowan-has-hinted-at-when-borders-could-open-these-experts-say-its-too-late-c-5704889

News #18 – https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300524060/convoy-protest-grim-mood-shift-at-protest-as-police-tighten-siege-net

News #19 – https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/462066/covid-19-advertising-watchdog-investigating-vaccine-risks-billboard-in-auckland

The coming paycheck for practicing socialism – World Sofa Report – Episode 25

Audio version: http://s.go.ro/4nhrwcm6

There’s a paycheck waiting for those who practiced socialism. It is/will be a poisoned one, but it’s there. And in the end, everyone loses – ’cause that’s what socialism does.

Nowhere is this more apparent these days than in Canada where those awaiting for that paycheck desperately cling to power amid growing (and now majority) demands for change. It’s a topic that is outright banned in some places (e.g. Italy) and heavily censored on normie social media. Even so, the word has gone out and HONKing is now increasingly a global phenomenon. And those awaiting for their paychecks for playing the stupid pandemic game may end up not even getting their meager paycheck. Honking will for sure continue until freedom improves.

Meanwhile, in New York city black Americans are suing the Electoral Board over its decision to allow foreigners to vote in the local elections; Christian schools and homeschooling are growing at the fastest rate in history – with black families’ opting for homeschooling growing more than 400% since the ‘pandemic’.

In the meantime, a taxpayer-funded study asks gay minors to report sexual activity without parental consent; Facebook loses daily active users for the first time and Venezuelans dehumanized by communism replace Haitians as the biggest group to show up in Panama.

In Europe, the FreedomConvoy is spreading like wildfire with one expected to arrive in Paris on the 11th or 12th and to converge in Brussels on February 14th with truckers from several EU countries having already started the journey. Meanwhile, Austria and Romania are also preparing their own Freedom Convoys.

Germany is desperately trying to stop Telegram from allowing free speech of the German citizens. And failing. Germany being the same country whose chancellor was an unironic STASI supporter and whose Minister of Interior is an outright ANTIFA.

The Winter Olympics are taking place in Beijing – which means a good chance for the rest of the world to see the Gulag first hand. Suddenly, pampered Western athletes are finding out what communism actually is. And they don’t like it.

A majority of Americans now see China as an enemy and support lowering trade with China. But that won’t be that easy. American businesses who refuse to adapt to reality are putting up a big fight in courts and ending the West’s dependence on Chinese rare earths is not something that can be done overnight.

In the background, in order to avoid sanctions, Hong Kong is rolling out e-CNY which also comes with the benefit of further integrating the autonomous province into the CCP’s economic system.

Meanwhile, people have been raped in the Australian Parliament (allegedly). And Australian police drags out business-owners and their children for the crime of working whilst having not taken the myocarditis-inducing experimental gene therapy clotshot.

These and other news are treated at length in a yet another World Sofa Report, taped just before we started preparing to join our own Freedom Convoy.

The honking will continue until freedom improves.

News #1 – https://torontosun.com/news/national/majority-of-canadians-want-covid-restrictions-lifted-poll

If policing can’t end Ottawa’s protest, then what can?: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/policing-end-ottawa-protest-covid-19-mandates-1.6337563

Canadian protesters block the busiest international crossing in North America as tensions ramp up over Covid-19 rules – https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/08/americas/canada-trucker-protests-covid-tuesday/index.html

Removing trucks could be almost ‘impossible,’ say heavy towing experts – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-protest-truck-tow-remove-1.6339652

Alberta to end its vaccine-passport system immediately, begin loosening restrictions for children – https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/02/08/alberta-to-ends-its-vaccine-passport-system-begin-loosening-restrictions-for-children.html

News #2 – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/02/02/black-americans-sue-new-york-city-for-racially-discriminatory-policy-allowing-foreign-nationals-to-vote/

News #3 – https://www.breitbart.com/education/2022/01/31/christian-schools-see-growing-enrollments-as-public-schools-decline/

Meet The Seattle Schools Woke Indoctrination Czar Who Married A Child Molester: https://www.dailywire.com/news/meet-the-seattle-schools-woke-indoctrination-czar-who-married-a-child-molester

A Colorado school district was forced to cancel classes after teachers called out sick to protest the new conservative school board: https://www.insider.com/colorado-school-district-cancels-class-teachers-protest-conservative-school-board-2022-2

News #4 – https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/taxpayer-funded-study-pays-gay-minors-to-report-sexual-activity-without-parental-permission/

News #5 – https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2022/02/03/facebook-loses-daily-active-users-for-the-first-time–heres-where-theyre-going/?sh=594dfb9d1e6d

News #6 – https://apnews.com/article/caribbean-south-america-panama-panama-city-e249215ec5772c2e90a4c0245ef1259a

News #7 – https://finance.yahoo.com/news/meta-warns-europe-could-lose-231100734.html?guccounter=1

News #8 – https://www.brusselstimes.com/204546/world-freedom-convoy-eyes-brussels-as-destination-for-massive-trucker-protest

News #9 – https://www.wired.com/story/germany-telegram-covid/

News #10 – https://rmx.news/article/pressure-grows-on-germanys-interior-minister-after-revelations-she-wrote-for-extremist-antifa-magazine/

News #11 – https://bnr.bg/en/post/101591728/vazrazhdane-mps-boycott-the-green-certificate

News #12 – https://www.thelocal.dk/20220125/danish-conservative-parties-want-to-exclude-muslim-countries-in-foreign-labour-rules/

Över 10 000 personer med utvisningsbeslut avvikna: https://www.svt.se/nyheter/over-10-000-personer-med-utvisningsbeslut-avvikna

News #13 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-60298184

News #14 – https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3166117/us-china-trade-war-american-importers-fret-progress-stalls

News #15 – https://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/3166109/hong-kong-sets-stage-e-cny-use-launch-pilot-soon-after

News #16 – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/02/08/world/china-rare-earth-dependence/

News #17 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/8/australias-morrison-apologises-for-sexual-assault-in-parliament

News #18 – https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/cafe-owner-and-daughter-marched-out-of-restaurant-by-cops-in-perth-for-working-while-unvaccinated-and-serving-nonjabbed-customers/news-story/3e2a44db6bfe2ff768f037be7cd42983

News #19 – https://www.9news.com.au/national/great-resignation-australia-workers-forced-back-to-the-workplace-more-likely-to-resign/4215a740-c298-4701-bf93-efc6be2ef890

News #20 – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/04/were-all-nervous-nzs-covid-tsar-chris-hipkins-admits-uncertainty-over-border-reopening

Why we hoard toilet paper and wet wipes – and why we shouldn’t: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/461133/why-we-hoard-toilet-paper-and-wet-wipes-and-why-we-shouldn-t

Europa muss das deutsche Problem lösen – World Sofa Report – Episode 24

Audio version[DOWNLOAD 345 MB]: http://s.go.ro/bhfvo04b

Video version[DOWNLOAD 7 GB]: http://s.go.ro/zaq79jk4

The episode is also available on Bitchute here: https://www.bitchute.com/video/noPuvN3QmKyO/

For decades, Europe’s big unaddressed problem was Germany. And it still is. And it is in fact bigger today than it was in 1990, 1999, 2009 or 2015. For Germany is now not only led by a Putinist, but also by an outright STASI sympathizer. And Germany’s taxpayer-funded media went full on Lügenpresse in the last 18 months in ways not even the sleaziest hyperpartisans on CNN or MSNBC would go.
So we dedicate ample time to Germany’s public broadcasters, to Germany’s foreign policy and to the personal past of German Putin Olaf Scholz, the new chancellor of the Federal Republic.

We also dedicate ample time to the issue of teenagers working – starting from the piece of news in Australia where the idea of lowering the driving age for forklifts to 16 was withdrawn due to mocking on social media. But was it really such a bad idea? Should society continue to “protect” older teenagers from earning an honest living?

A large segment also goes to the issue of funding agitprop by starving the Leviathan. The Left in the USA has been using Cough19 “recovery funds” meant to be used to reopen schools to hire their friends and introduce even more racist and extremist ideology in the curricula – while the schools remained closed. Non-Leftists must learn to compete for those funds.

In other news, Florida health department official is suspended following a pro-vaccine e-mail – in yet another example of how normal Florida is. In normal places, those who bring their religion to the workplace are suspended and investigated. Thou shalt not bring your dangerous cult to the workplace!

Meanwhile, the supposedly “smart” people are now trying to figure out how they missed the inflation in the USA. For the record, we got it much-much closer to reality on the Sofa than these institutions full of allegedly “smart” and “well-educated” people. In the segment we also explain how did that happen. There is no magic – just basic human nature.

In other news, China’s birthrate hits the lowest point since the existence of the People’s Republic; UAE got hit by a terrorist attack; international airliners forced US airports to drop their 5G plans; India’s new young middle class (particularly Gen Zers) is avoiding banks to buy some personal prosperity, and NZ is still playing the pandemic, ruining the socio-economic lives of hundreds of thousands of people because of a cold.

These and other news are discussed quite at length in just a bit over 6 hours. Because it takes some time to deliver the news from 12 months from now 😜

Links:

News #1 – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-health-department-official-suspended-sending-vaccine-email-rcna12751

News #2 – https://www.dailywire.com/news/schools-got-130b-to-re-open-some-of-it-went-to-crt-now-many-are-closed

News #3 – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-did-almost-no-one-see-inflation-coming-11642519667

News #4 – https://english.elpais.com/usa/2022-01-15/bolsonaro-and-his-supporters-turn-to-telegram-to-avoid-being-silenced-for-spreading-fake-news.html

Music break #1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ulHUDmIBVo

News #5 – https://torrentfreak.com/the-eu-wants-its-own-dns-resolver-that-can-block-unlawful-traffic-220119/

News #6 – https://www.euronews.com/2022/01/11/uk-france-election-zemmour

News #7 – https://tass.com/world/1388891

News #8 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/poland-and-hungary-want-to-slow-french-push-for-minimum-tax-directive/

News #9 – https://rmx.news/germany/the-very-red-past-of-germanys-new-chancellor-revealed/

News #10 – https://rmx.news/germany/german-conservatives-look-on-with-envy-after-uk-prepares-to-abolish-bbcs-license-fee/

Music break #2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HInXLKsupCM

News #11 – https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022/01/19/airlines-all-over-the-world-rush-to-change-and-cancel-flights-over-5g-problem

News #12 – https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-01-20/uae-says-missiles-drones-used-in-deadly-houthi-attack-some-intercepted

News #13 – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/is-generation-z-shunning-credit-cards-bnpl-platform-zestmoney-sees-300-growth-in-a-year/articleshow/89013304.cms

News #14 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/17/chinas-birth-rate-drops-to-record-low

News #15 – https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3164139/taiwan-war-risk-highest-past-25-years-us-tensions-rise

News #16 – https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/scott-morrisons-proposal-to-allow-teenagers-to-drive-forklifts-dropped/news-story/90ebd90835cc744b917f4875bbb9b69b

In praise of Cheap Labour (Paul Krugman in 1997) – https://slate.com/business/1997/03/in-praise-of-cheap-labor.html

Paul Krugman in 2001: “For example, could anything be worse than having children work in sweatshops? Alas, yes. In 1993, child workers in Bangladesh were found to be producing clothing for Wal-Mart, and Senator Tom Harkin proposed legislation banning imports from countries employing underage workers. The direct result was that Bangladeshi textile factories stopped employing children. But did the children go back to school? Did they return to happy homes? Not according to Oxfam, which found that the displaced child workers ended up in even worse jobs, or on the streets — and that a significant number were forced into prostitution.” – https://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/22/opinion/reckonings-hearts-and-heads.html

News #17 – https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/covid-19-omicron-concern-for-businesses-and-workforce-if-move-to-red-happens/FWJGREIQKVRUCJ5H2O7PLZ4WHI/