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

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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

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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/

Nobody is in charge – World Sofa Report – Episode 23

Audio version: http://s.go.ro/jvs8vkes

The last weeks of 2021 turned out to be much more interesting than expected. Usually, around this time, most journalists are on vacation and the newsfeed is quite boring. Well, not this time.

Bloomberg published a very long analysis about the elaborate fraud scheme that is the “sustainable” indexes. They focus on Morgan Stanley Capital International, but this is a widespread phenomenon in which the market is being manipulated to redirect investment from normal business to businesses that are part of the cartel that pays the protection fee through the “sustainable” label.

In the background, “web3” emerges as a new buzzword in tech. Euronews claims to know more – and they end up writing the most falsehood-filled take on the topic.

In Chile, a leftist millennial won the presidency. He may end up not being a president for too long, but that’s the part that the press is less keen on covering. In Brazil, in the meantime, local politicians settle disputes like men: organized fights with a paying audience.

In Europe, Belgium keeps on the march to augmenting its energy crisis, Switzerland will allow anyone to change their legal “gender” through a simple statement (and every sane person should troll this into oblivion) and the Polish elites finally utter the plain truth: that the European Union is the German Fourth Reich.

Meanwhile, Russia continues to shill for the so called “5+2 talks” on the Transnistria issue, Bosnian Muslims complain that Orbán Viktor raised a legitimate concern with respect to Bosnia’s EU bid and the new Bulgarian government is now giving cash to people in order to convince them to take the clot shot.

Speaking of the shot, somewhat unexpectedly, Israel suddenly halts its so called “4th dose drive” citing security concerns. For the first time ever, a top-tier health institution in the country wants to investigate the safety of the process. The length of the study has not been announced.

Meanwhile, Kyrgyzstan enters into a calmer period as the political crisis that started in the autumn of 2020 finally ends; UAE moves to a European week-end becoming the first Arab state to do so, Christmas has been permitted for the first time in Saudi Arabia and quasi-permitted in Qatar too – albeit with some crackdowns from the Ministry of Commerce.

Remember the Myanmar military dictatorship? Yeah… that was possible entirely thanks to entrenched Western corruption. France sold the technology, Britain laundered the money and the Netherlands sold the aircraft. That’s how Mywanmar’s military became efficient.

In the meantime, in New Zealand money is being raised for larger and more modern mental health facilities as the number of new patients increased 140%+ over the last year. One has to wonder what caused that 🤔

In Australia, some treehuggers are trying to block Scott Morrison’s plan to expand Australia’s energy independence. It’s not quite sure yet, but it really looks like the treehuggers are writing in idiograms.

These, and other news, are discussed thoroughly on the first episode of the World Sofa Report in 2022.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Links:

News #1 – https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-seven-day-average-covid-19-cases-up-25-cdc-director-2021-12-22/

News #2 – https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2021-what-is-esg-investing-msci-ratings-focus-on-corporate-bottom-line/

News #3 – https://apnews.com/article/elections-caribbean-donald-trump-chile-santiago-5fc78a1fe1cb26a06839e8a7b59c8730

News #4 – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/13/brazilian-politicians-in-three-round-punch-up-after-waterpark-feud

News #5 – https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/12/24/what-is-web3-is-it-the-new-phase-of-the-internet-and-why-are-elon-musk-and-jack-dorsey-aga

Music break #1 – https://www.discogs.com/release/3051200-George-Highfill-Waitin-Up

News #6 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/belgium-will-close-all-nuclear-reactors-by-2025/

News #7 – https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/swiss-allow-simple-legal-gender-transition-jan-1-2021-12-26/

News #8 – https://rmx.news/politics/there-is-no-left-and-right-only-globalists-and-patriots/

News #9 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/23/hungarys-pm-denounced-in-bosnia-for-anti-muslim-rhetoric

News #10 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/poland-says-germany-wants-to-turn-eu-into-fourth-reich/

News #11 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/bulgaria-offers-cash-reward-to-boost-vaccination-rates-among-pensioners/

News #12 – https://tass.com/politics/1380919

Music break #2 – https://www.discogs.com/release/5996117-Formatia-Alpha-Fata-Din-Samos-%CE%A3%CE%B1%CE%BC%CE%B9%CF%8E%CF%84%CE%B9%CF%83%CF%83%CE%B1

News #13 – https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/somalias-president-says-pm-suspended-elections-spat-deepens

News #14 – https://www.theepochtimes.com/israel-halts-rollout-of-4th-covid-shot-opts-for-hospital-trial-to-check-efficacy-and-safety_4178494.html

News #15 – https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/12/07/uae-cuts-working-week-to-4-5-days-to-improve-work-life-balance-and-competitiveness

News #16 – https://www.khaleejtimes.com/gulf/qatar-seizes-childrens-toys-bearing-un-islamic-slogans

News #17 – https://thediplomat.com/2021/12/as-the-dust-settles-from-kyrgyzstans-election-what-next/

News #18 – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/12/25/asia-pacific/myanmar-familiy-military-ties/

News #19 – https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3161163/japan-simulated-foreign-invasion-diaoyu-islands-east-china-sea

News #20 – https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/sustainability/scomos-21m-plan-smashed-by-federal-court-but-still-likely-to-proceed/news-story/ad02485d382ebba1ff64ac5f1b9835da

News #21 – https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/458686/christchurch-charity-raising-funds-for-new-youth-mental-health-outpatient-facility

News #22 – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/18/a-wave-of-joy-babies-born-from-worlds-first-hiv-positive-sperm-bank

The tab is about to arrive – World Sofa Report – Episode 22

Audio version: http://s.go.ro/abmr1kgp

We’ve had a lot of fun with the Fluffy Cough but, like all parties, the tab is about to arrive. And someone is going to pay for it. The financial cost will, of course, for the most part, be borne by the suckers on duty – colloquially known as taxpayers. But the political cost is still unclear – both in size and in name. Who is going to pick up that tab?

Everyone smart enough is trying to find ways to avoid being the sucker who pays the political cost. Those that have gotten some dough out of the party may be more inclined to take some of the fall, but they’d like to split the bill with others. The next few months (the final months of the party) are going to be fun – with elections in Australia, Hungary, Portugal, 4 Bundesländer in Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and, of course, the US Midterms. The results will give a good picture on how the party will end.

In the meantime Cho Bai Den’s needle mandate failed in the Senate, Ron DeSantis continues his relentless pursuit in not just countering the Left, but uprooting it altogether (sanctioning their finances, strengthening law enforcement, restricting Leftists’ access in educational facilities, etc.) and Hillary Clinton is back in the picture lamenting about a quite possible Trump run in ’24.

In other news, technooptimists got a boot in the teeth again. This time Amazon users of “smart tech” and “Internet of Things” suddenly realized that maybe it’s not such a great idea to have your fridge or vacuum cleaner connected to the Internet.

Meanwhile in Europe things continue to move in politically incorrect ways. In Sweden, for instance, top-tier medical experts are calling the practice of giving hormone blockers to “transgender” children for what it is: chemical castration and a morally reprehensible practice. Friendly reminder: 6 years ago this was “far-right hate speech”.

France is willing to discuss autonomy for Guadalupe after vigurous scientific debates on the overseas French territory, Germany continues to do the bidding for Putin by blocking Ukraine’s arms purchases, Serbia opens four new chapters in EU accession talks, Bulgaria finally has a new government and suddenly the EU has no objections to nuclear energy.

Also in Germany the People have finally started organizing seriously against the Regime. Needless to say, the Regime doesn’t like it and it’s now suddenly sounding more and more like it was during the times of a certain Austrian chap with a mustache.

Meanwhile in China the financial drama continues. Most recently, Evergrande – the largest dollar bond issuer in China – has been downgraded to default, just as China’s property market braces for more nationalizations. The regime in Beijing denies any risk of contagion but only those interested in buying bridges still believe them.

Nearby, Shinzo Abe hints at a potential military role for Japan in the eventuality of a Taiwan situation, and a South Korean chipmaker has had its merger agreement with a Chinese conglomerate blocked by the United States.

In Australia, as the people are getting progressively poorer and with elections due in just a few months, suddenly Scott Morrison found liberalism and he now slams continuous “covid restrictions” as “not normal”. Too little, too late, say the Sofa. But, of course, it’s up to the members of the Penal Colony to decide.

In NZ, the government thinks it can ban smoking for entire generations – in the kind of policy that sounds as if a kindergarten child thought of – since it disregards the fundamentals of human nature (specifically the ability of man to form black markets and work around dumb rules).

These and other topics are discussed at length on the Sofa in an episode that comes in the middle of an act of censorship on Youtube. Apparently, discussing effects of sanitary fascism on mental health is haram on Youtube. Meh.

Links:

News #1 – https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/10/us/politics/texas-abortion-supreme-court.html

News #2 – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-vaccine-mandate-defund-senate-republican-vote/

News #3 – https://futurism.com/amazon-outage-iot

News #4 – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/12/10/ron-desantis-announces-6-proposals-to-crack-down-on-corporations-left-wing-ngos-aiding-illegal-immigration/

Gov. DeSantis ‘Florida State Guard’ proposal prompts alarm from critics: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/desantis-florida-state-guard-proposal-alarm-critics

News #5 – https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/12/12/hillary-clinton-if-trump-wins-in-2024-it-could-be-the-end-of-our-democracy/

News #6 – https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/harvard-educated-petkov-elected-bulgarias-prime-minister-2021-12-13/

News #7 – https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/france-says-it-is-willing-discuss-autonomy-guadeloupe-2021-11-27/

News #8 – https://rmx.news/sweden/sweden-children-suffer-life-long-injuries-after-receiving-hormone-blockers-at-hospital/

News #9 – https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/eus-timmermans-commission-will-support-member-states-that-choose-nuclear/

News #10 – https://www.euronews.com/2021/12/14/serbia-a-step-closer-to-eu-membership-but-kosovo-relations-remain-key

News #11 – https://www.uawire.org/kyiv-accuses-berlin-of-blocking-weapons-supplies-to-ukraine

News #12 – https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211207-on-the-web-and-on-the-streets-covid-protests-get-nasty

News #13 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/9/uk-covid-separated-families

News #14 – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-09/evergrande-defaults-for-first-time-as-china-debt-strains-spread

News #15 – https://www.reuters.com/markets/asia/china-property-market-faces-more-nationalisation-2021-12-06/

News #16 – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/12/14/national/politics-diplomacy/abe-hints-japans-possible-military-role-taiwan-contingency/

News #17 – https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3159625/us-china-tech-war-washington-blocks-chinese-funds-us14-billion

News #18 – https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/scott-morrison-blasts-ongoing-covid19-restrictions-as-not-normal/news-story/63b55477817afedb918d93dee498f29a

News #19 – https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aussies-feeling-the-pinch-this-christmas-salvos-survey-finds/news-story/43d0f9066dc9c4d90ab809c3a770c1f3

News #20 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59589775

News #21 – https://www.1news.co.nz/2021/12/14/rotorua-ready-to-welcome-aucklanders-back-as-border-lifts/

Lateral thinking – World Sofa Report – Episode 21

Audio version: http://s.go.ro/uh7052ka

The Wuhan Flu has brought back a form of politicking not seen for decades – namely ad-hoc coalitions of groups usually opposed to each other. Well, not really the Wuhan Flu itself, but rather the governments’ absurd policies that were/are justified by the presence and/or spread of the Chinese Cough.

That’s how it’s possible to see unions supported by right wingers, or AntiFa groups joining legit fascist groups in direct-action type of activism as well as political cooperation simply unimaginable in November 2019. In Germany, this is called “Lateral thinking”. In Italy, those involved call it “Transversal politics”. Regardless of how you call it, it’s here and it is already producing effects in politics.

That’s how it was possible to see soccer moms joining rural rednecks in ousting Democrats in so many elections in the USA on November 3. Lateral thinking is also how it was possible for the Cough19 “vaccine” mandate to be suspended in Chicago. And later on nationwide after we taped this episode.

Lateral thinking by cooperation between classical liberals and hardline pro-life restrictionists may end up seeing Roe v. Wade overturned as well. The Senate Bill in Texas is written in a distinctly European style that wrong-foots most of the smartasses on the Left who were for too long accustomed to ruling via judicial activism.

Lateral thinking is also what brings disaffiliation of School Boards Associations from the National body. Of course, the Regime’s press suggests that anyone objecting is a far-Right medieval bigot but, in reality, homeschooling, unschooling and curricula reform are increasingly popular among previously disparate and opposed groups. A non-racist curricula benefits everyone. Homeschooling rights benefit both vegan hipsters and Evangelicals equally. Lateral thinking isn’t going away anytime soon on this topic.

Meanwhile, the muppets who fancy themselves as Western Leaders are busy promoting a new Iran nuclear deal. Yeah, that will work.

Facebook just uncovered a big troll farm run by the government of Nicaragua. It only took them 3 years. That’s almost as slow as the government investigating itself.

In Chile, voters are increasingly favoring a candidate who wants capitalism, border security, social conservatism and limited immigration. Now that’s enough to get labelled “far-right” these days. Especially since many lefties have started dreaming about destroying Chile again after the referendum that kickstarted a long process of constitutional reform was granted last year.

In France, the government is in outright war with American wokeism and, in a surprising populist outburst, the Macron administration is using the pre-existent anti-Americanism in the French society to paint far-Left ideas as enemies of the Republic. And the strategy may indeed work.

The European Union suspended funding for the WHO in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a sex scandal. In the segment dedicated to this piece of news we’ll go deeper into just how much is wrong with these international “missions” in Africa. Meanwhile, a bit up north, in Sudan, the army just staged a coup, interrupting Sudan’s transition to democracy.

Japan will press forward with military build up, China’s factory activity continues to shrink and economic friction between PRC and Australia will continue unabated, if we are to believe the Australian ambassador.

Meanwhile, at least 40% of New Zealand kids show signs of depression and other mental disorders as a result of the immoral and illiberal policies adopted by the Labor administration with the Wuhan Flu as an excuse. And the businesspeople of NZ aren’t optimistic about the economic future of the country.

These, and other news are to be discussed at length in the 21st episode of the World Sofa Report, taped just before we take off to Bulgaria for the election coverage.

Links:

News #1 – https://www.wbez.org/stories/covid-19-vaccine-requirement-for-chicago-police-suspended-by-judge/dab4dfc5-8985-4a26-84f4-4024e4b745e2

News #2 – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-02/texas-abortion-law-before-us-supreme-court/100585174

Abortions Fell by Half in Month After New Texas Law – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/10/29/upshot/texas-abortion-data.html

News #3 – https://www.13abc.com/2021/10/26/ohio-school-boards-association-ends-affiliation-with-national-organization/

News #4 – https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/30/politics/iran-joe-biden-europe-g20/index.html

Самоуничтожающийся пулемет и другие версии убийства “отца иранской бомбы” – https://www.bbc.com/russian/features-55124451

News #5 – https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-said-uncovered-troll-farm-run-by-nicaraguan-government-2021-11

News #6 – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/21/chile-jose-antonio-kast-presidential-election-far-right

News #7 – https://www.foxnews.com/world/french-education-minister-american-wokeism

French education minister’s anti-woke mission – https://www.politico.eu/article/macron-education-minister-jean-michel-blanquer-anti-woke/

News #8 – https://www.politico.eu/article/italy-vaccine-passport-protest-neo-fascists-green-pass/amp/

Roma, incidente al corteo di Biden: vettura ncc tampona auto di diplomatici Usa – https://roma.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/21_ottobre_29/roma-incidente-corteo-biden-vettura-ncc-tampona-auto-diplomatici-usa-b7e92dea-38c5-11ec-8ce2-c94918111ac8.shtml

News #9 – https://www.politico.eu/article/italy-lgbtq-hate-crime-bill-matteo-salvini-rome-senate/

News #10 – https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20211026-germany-s-first-post-merkel-parliament-meets-breaks-new-ground-for-diversity

News #11 – https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/exclusive-eu-suspends-funding-who-programmes-congo-after-sex-scandal-2021-10-28/

News #12 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59050473

News #13 – https://www.voanews.com/a/japan-pm-kishida-strengthened-by-election-win-lays-out-broad-policy-plans-/6294237.html

News #14 – https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3154320/china-factory-activity-shrinks-second-month-high-material

News #15 – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/11/01/business/g20-leaders-supply-chains/

News #16 – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-02/buy-now-pay-later-afterpay-zip-debt-stress-tips/100580540

News #17 – https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/ambassador-warns-chineseaustralian-trade-disputes-could-worsen-further-than-what-weve-already-seen/news-story/a789bf7363f75ce72c8796fa18ac030e

News #18 – https://www.1news.co.nz/2021/11/01/40-of-nz-kids-showing-signs-of-depression-in-lockdown-study/

News #19 – https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/454360/businesses-expect-economy-to-get-worse-anz-survey

Energy blunders – World Sofa Report – Episode 20

Audio version: http://s.go.ro/lyouu5o9

The countries of Europe unfortunate enough to be in the European Union are going through a self-inflicted energy crisis. It’s the cost paid for not helicoptering the ‘green’ narrative in time.

However, Evro-soyuz is not the only place that’s living with the consequences of energy blunders. Although in the worst situation in the developed world – the effects o energy blunders are also felt in China and the Middle East (albeit as a result of different types of blunders). We do discuss China and Lebanon in the context of energy, political (in)stability and, in the case of China, looming economic crisis as well.

Meanwhile, in the USA, courts around the country are packed with complex lawsuits seeking to slow down, disrupt or halt illiberal orders of the Biden administration that tries to punish people who don’t want to be part of the global medical experiment. In other court disputes – the Biden admin hasn’t been successful. For instance, the administration is getting ready to re-implement Trump’s policies on immigration following a Supreme Court ruling.

At a lower level, more and more states are helicoptering dangerous, divisive and violent Leftist ideology from their schools – showing once again that local activism works, if engaged in persistently.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s Bolsonaro is offending sensibilities again, Ecuador’s president declares a state of emergency over drug violence, the Polish Parliament authorizes the Border Patrol to deny asylum claims on the spot and then deport illegals without much fuss, New Zealand’s PM used public shekels to organize her wedding and the elections campaign has formally started in Bulgaria.

We do spend quite a bit of time discussing the insanity going on in Italy (with footage from there) and also the latest revelations concerning mental health in Australia following months on end of sanitary fascism and behavior by the State that makes the People’s Republic of China look democrat by comparison.

You watch the sofa in order to know the news in advance. That way you won’t be surprised when they happen 🙂

News #1 – https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-fop-john-catanzara-vaccine-mandate-20211015-egsrqzbzvzefrk4thcbxfqwpxi-story.html

News #2 – https://eu.dispatch.com/story/news/2021/10/14/ohio-state-board-education-repeals-anti-racism-resolution/6094952001/

News #3 – https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/biden-administration-says-its-ready-to-restore-remain-in-mexico-along-border-next-month/2021/10/15/e97a356a-2d22-11ec-92bd-d2ffe8570c7d_story.html

News #4 – https://www.foxnews.com/world/brazil-bolsonaro-coronavirus-biological-warfare

News #5 – https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211019-ecuador-president-declares-state-of-emergency-over-drug-violence

News #6 – https://www.novinite.com/articles/211854/Bulgaria%3A+The+Election+Campaign+Started+Today

News #7 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58921310

News #8 – https://www.rfi.fr/en/france/20211011-france-leads-charge-to-label-nuclear-power-as-green-under-eu-taxonomy-rules

News #9 – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58949864

News #10 – https://www.brusselstimes.com/brussels/189721/cafe-patron-stabs-manager-after-being-asked-to-see-proof-of-vaccination/

News #11 – https://www.newsweek.com/italys-president-calls-violent-protests-over-covid-19-passes-painful-nation-1639934

News #12 – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/15/three-south-african-ministers-freed-after-standoff-with-veterans

News #13 – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-13/lebanons-generator-mafia-keep-the-lights-on/100495178

News #14 – https://nypost.com/2021/10/16/china-tested-nuke-capable-hypersonic-missile-in-august-report/

News #15 – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/10/19/business/china-overhaul/

News #16 – https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/3152647/new-zealand-pm-jacinda-ardern-denies-official-using-state

News #17 – https://www.theepochtimes.com/unvaccinated-could-not-see-freedoms-until-2022-australian-state-leader-warns_4056253.html

News #18 – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10106273/Growing-lockdown-Melbourne-teenagers-open-effect-lockdown-lives.html