Flu vaccine “next to useless” says expert who urges use of hygiene measures and face masks as far more effective measures

•June 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5804035/Flu-vaccine-useless-says-expert-urges-use-hygiene-measures.html

A public health expert has warned that the influenza vaccine has been ‘oversold’ in Australia and that simple hygiene measures are more effective at preventing the virus.

Dr Chris Del Mar, who is a Professor of Public Health at Bond University, has said that these traditional hygiene measures, such as handwashing and wearing face masks should be the focus of flu prevention campaigns according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

‘Influenza is indeed a true threat to public health and I am not a vaccine sceptic in general, but annual influenza vaccinations do little to protect against serious illness,’ Professor Del Mar said at a conference on the Gold Coast last week.

He made note of a scientific review that seasonal flu vaccines only reduced the rate by under two per cent for laboratory confirmed flu cases.

‘Perhaps we should be encouraging people to wear masks much more often than is socially acceptable in Australia but is socially acceptable in places like Japan and other parts of East Asia.’

Dr Tony Bartone, president of the Australian Medical Association, acknowledged that the flu vaccine is not as effective as other vaccines, saying last year’s particularly bad flu season was partly due to an ineffective vaccine.

‘The effectiveness in our elderly population was probably as low as 30 per cent or even less,’ Dr Bartone said.

Dr Bartone said that while hygiene methods are important, so is the vaccine as part of a generalised effort to stop the potentially deadly infection from spreading.

He also said this year’s vaccine is likely to be much more effective.

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imagine..better hygiene and masks..instead of jabs..not a hard choice really..

“He made note of a scientific review that seasonal flu vaccines only reduced the rate by under two per cent for laboratory confirmed flu cases.”

so why all the white noise?..we know the vaccine is always created using the previous seasons flu bugs..they mutate..they change..they render the vaccine impotent..

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Federal Reserve raises interest rates

•June 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44473148

The US Federal Reserve has voted to raise the target for its benchmark interest rate by 0.25%, citing solid economic expansion and job gains.

The widely-anticipated decision will lift the target for the central bank’s benchmark rate to 1.75%-2%, the highest level since 2008.

A majority of Fed officials also forecast two more rate rises this year, one more than previously predicted.

The rise is part of the US recovery following the global financial crisis.

It is the seventh time the bank has raised rates since 2015.

The tighter policy reflects expectations that US growth and inflation will prove stronger than officials anticipated in March, while the unemployment rate continues to fall.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome “Jay” Powell said job gains are boosting income and confidence, while foreign expansion and tax cuts support additional growth.

“The main takeaway is that the economy is doing well,” he said.

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there it is..ECB says no rise till the middle of next year..because europe is fuxxored..

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The team behind The Panama Papers turns its focus on West Africa

•June 14, 2018 • 3 Comments

https://www.fastcompany.com/40579263/the-team-behind-the-panama-papers-turns-its-focus-on-west-africa

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)has grown famous in recent years after diving deep into a series of high-profile leaks of documents linked to offshore finance, including projects dubbed the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers, and Swiss Leaks.

Working with news publications around the world, the leak-powered investigations into the shadowy world of anonymously owned offshore corporations helped spur the resignation of an Icelandic prime ministertriggered formal investigations around the world, and strengthened calls for offshore jurisdictions to disclose corporate ownership data.

But its most recent project focuses not on a new trove of documents, but on a region of the world that’s received relatively little journalistic attention: West Africa. The ICIJ’s new West Africa Leaks project forged partnerships with journalists in 11 countries in the largely poor region to investigate what the existing leaks reveal about the local power structure.

“I certainly felt that it was an underserved region in terms of the partners that we were able to bring on board and the stories that were subsequently told,” says Will Fitzgibbon, the ICIJ’s Africa partnership coordinator. “It’s an area that needed, I think, a little bit more TLC in order to bring it more into the fold.”

News outlets in the region often don’t employ specialized investigative teams like those in the developed world. Some newspaper offices in the area don’t have steady broadband access or even reliable electrical service, forcing reporters to pay for mobile internet out of their own pockets. Journalists often rely on aging computers, sometimes even ones with broken screens. That’s a challenge when working with the ICIJ’s online databases of leaked information, where reporters sometimes sift through gigabytes of data to find the connections between politicians in one country and shell companies in another.

https://www.icij.org/investigations/west-africa-leaks/

  • Leaked records uncover the secretive companies and bank accounts of some of West Africa’s most powerful politicians and corporate moguls, including a Mali presidential candidate, the mayor of Cote d’Ivoire’s richest city and a member of the Togolese ruling dynasty inner circle
  • Files also reveal details behind a Seychelles company of a longtime friend of Nobel Prize-winning Liberian ex-president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who helped lobby on behalf of a mining company
  • Honorary consuls, including several representing European countries, used offshore companies and accounts to avoid taxes and keep money out of sight from authorities in West Africa
  • A Canadian multinational used a letterbox company as a conduit and avoided paying millions of dollars in tax to Senegal, one of the world’s 25 poorest countries

Continue here: https://www.icij.org/investigations/west-africa-leaks/

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thanks to intrigued for the link..

this could be huge..africa will have a plethora of secrets..

just do it..

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Do Rothschilds control cryptocurrencies?

•June 13, 2018 • 12 Comments

https://www.rt.com/business/428096-rothschild-cryptocurrency-control-buterin/

The founder of the world’s second biggest cryptocurrency Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has questioned whether the Rothschild conspiracy theory extends to digital money.

“Are ‘the Rothschilds’ even well-coordinated enough to be worth caring about as a group these days?” Buterin asked on Reddit. Buterin raised the issue as cryptocurrency enthusiasts are discussing the opaque IMMO blockchain project the banking dynasty is reportedly investing in.

Little is known about IMMO, but the crypto-society has said it can be a digital token backed by natural resources like gold or somehow related to real estate. The project is reported to be watched personally by Alexandre de Rothschild, the newly-appointed head of the family’s banking dynasty.

After a discussion on Reddit, Buterin said he came to a conclusion that the Rothschilds’ possible influence on cryptocurrencies is overrated. “My updated view after seeing the replies is that they are just people born into various old-money-type high society positions, and the theories that they are anything beyond that are fairly baseless,” he wrote.

In December, the Rothschild family reportedly purchased bitcoin exposure, via the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, for the first time. The conspiracy theories around Rothschilds’ cryptocurrency control are being heated up by a 1988 publication in The Economist, a magazine controlled by the family.

“Thirty years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let’s say, the phoenix. The phoenix will be favored by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than today’s national currencies, which by then will seem a quaint cause of much disruption to economic life in the last twentieth century,” the magazine wrote thirty years ago.

https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/rothschilds-immo-potential-cryptocurrency-stablecoin-plans-from-world-elite/

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if they dont then they soon will..

“Little is known about IMMO, but the crypto-society has said it can be a digital token backed by natural resources like gold or somehow related to real estate. The project is reported to be watched personally by Alexandre de Rothschild, the newly-appointed head of the family’s banking dynasty.”

i can see them right now..blowing more air into the bubble..

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Cardinal Parolin..Vatican secretary of state at the elite Bilderberg meeting

•June 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/analysis-cardinal-parolin-at-the-elite-bilderberg-meeting-55996

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, will take part in the Bilderberg Conference, an annual private gathering of global political, business and media leaders, set to take place this year in Turin, Italy, June 7 – 10.

Cardinal Parolin’s name is included in the list of 131 participants in this year’s Bilderberg meeting.

His participation in the meeting has not been officially announced by the Vatican, though sources within the Secretariat of State have confirmed that he is scheduled to take part in the meeting.

If his participation were confirmed, it would be the first time high-ranking Vatican official has taken part in the Bilderberg Conferences.

Started in 1954 the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, The Netherlands, and named after the same hotel, the Bilderberg Conference gathers each year some 120 – 150 participants, among them European and North American political élites, along with industrial, financial, academic and media figures.

The first meeting took place at the invitation of Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Co-founders of the meeting were Polish politician Jozef Retinger, former Belgian prime minister Paul van Zeeland and Paul Rijkens, who was then the head of Unilever.

The success of the first meeting brought the organizers to stage an annual meeting.

According to the groups’ official website, about two-thirds of the participants come from Europe, and the rest from North America, and one-third are political figures or government officials.

The original meeting objective was to strengthen US – European relations. Over the years, the annual meetings became a forum for discussion on a wider range of topics, from ecology to trade and monetary policies.

This year’s meeting is set to discuss populism in Europe, the challenges of inequality, the future of work, artificial intelligence, US midterm elections, free trade, US global leadership, Russia, quantum computing, Saudi Arabia and Iran, the post-truth world, and other current events.

The Bilderberg meeting’s official website stresses that discussions are private, no minutes are taken and no reports are written.

The meetings are held under the so-called “Chatham House Rules,” an agreement typical of off-record meetings among academics or political leaders. According to that agreement, participants are free to use the information received, but they cannot disclose the identity nor the affiliation of speakers, nor can they disclose the other participants taking part in the conversation.

Dubbed by critics to be a kind of “global shadow government”, and targeted by protesters who picket the meeting, the Bilderberg meeting has has an official website since 2011, and publishes the names of participants in the annual meeting the day before the gathering begins.

Cardinal Parolin’s participation may be an expression of the “culture of the encounter” encouraged by Pope Francis. The pope has often asked officials to engage a dialogue with the world.

Receiving the Charlemagne Prize May 6, 2016, Pope Francis stressed that ”today we urgently need to engage all the members of society in building ‘a culture which privileges dialogue as a form of encounter’ and in creating ‘a means for building consensus and agreement while seeking the goal of a just, responsive and inclusive society.’”

The cardinal’s participation in the Bilderberg Group could be part of a strategy of dialogue the Holy See is engaging with small influential élite group.

It is noteworthy that last year, Cardinal Pietro Parolin took part in the World Economic Forum in Davos, and there he delivered Jan. 19 a speech in which he listed the aims of pontifical diplomacy.

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of course the vatican must be invited to a meeting of the globalists and billionaires who run the world..makes perfect sense.. *sarcasm

“If his participation were confirmed, it would be the first time high-ranking Vatican official has taken part in the Bilderberg Conferences.”

something wicked this way comes..

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Images 10/6/18

•June 12, 2018 • 8 Comments

postcard perfect..

love the hat..

nice numbers..

these are the people who will rule over us one day..

i bet you are..because all roads lead to one path..

subtle eh?

ariana looking very different but the same old eye..

*yawn

lana with her one eye and her pussy..

strategic hair placement..

what is it about this crystal ball?

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Malaysia’s central bank governor tenders resignation

•June 12, 2018 • Leave a Comment

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-s-central-bank-governor-tenders-resignation-pm-mahathir-10396770

Malaysia’s central bank governor Muhammad Ibrahim has submitted his resignation, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday (Jun 6).

It was reported on Tuesday that Malaysia was discussing the exit terms of the Bank Negara governor, who had finished less than half of the five-year term he began in May 2016.

No decision has been made yet on a successor, but two sources told Reuters on Tuesday that former deputy central bank governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, who left the bank when her term ended in November 2016, was among candidates being considered.

“We have not decided on his successor because we need to have the approval of the Agong before we can announce,” Dr Mahathir told a news conference after the weekly Cabinet meeting, adding that he plans to meet the king “as soon as possible” for further discussions on the matter.

According to Dr Mahathir, no concrete reason was given by Muhammad Ibrahim for his resignation.

Dr Mahathir also said that the new Malaysian government’s first parliament sitting will be held on Jul 16.

A Harvard University graduate, Muhammad was appointed as governor in May 2016 following the retirement of long-serving governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

Muhammad joined the bank in 1984 and rose to become the deputy governor in 2010 before assuming the top spot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_bin_Ibrahim

Muhammad graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School from its Masters in Public Administration programme in 1993. He also completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2010.

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https://seeker401.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/1mdb-the-case-thats-riveting-malaysia/

its all about the 1MDB..

“According to Dr Mahathir, no concrete reason was given by Muhammad Ibrahim for his resignation.”

lol..

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