Libya, Disasters and the World Meteorological Organisation
Another week, and yet more tragic disasters affecting thousands. The events appear never-ending. Why?
This time, Libya. But who is to blame? Whilst many are blaming poor maintenance of the two dams that burst, authorities are keen to point the finger at others. The disaster took place in Derna, a port city in eastern Libya with a population of 90,000. It is estimated that at the time of writing, at least a quarter of the city has been wiped out by the flooding, caused by the collapse of two dams. With over 20,000 predicted to have lost their lives, the toll of the dead is still unknown.
It appears that the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is blaming the country’s poor weather forecasting system. 5,000 people have tragically lost their lives, although the final toll is expected to reach over 20,000. With so many dead and the threat of disease rising, officials have announced that they are running out of body bags. Perhaps the UK could offer a few from our own stockpile, as disclosed in the Yellowhammer papers (see also UK Column coverage)?
Speaking to reporters in Geneva on Thursday, WMO Secretary-General Professor Petteri Taalas said Libya’s main challenge in managing the aftermath of the floods that have killed thousands and displaced tens of thousands was that the country’s weather forecasting organisation was:
not functioning normally. If they would have been [sic] a normally operating meteorological service, they could have issued a warning.
But who is the WMO? None other than a specialised agency of the United Nations. The World Meteorological Congress is the supreme body of WMO. The Executive Council implements its decisions, while six Regional Associations are responsible for the coordination of meteorological, hydrological and related activities within their respective Regions.
The Organization has a President and three Vice-Presidents, who preside over Congress and of the Executive Council. The members of the Executive Council can be found here. For ease of reference, the UK’s representative is Dr Penny Endersby, CEO of the Met Office. She has also spent much of her career delivering science and technology on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. She is also an Executive Sponsor of Met Office Net Zero Strategic Action.
The WMO is dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources. Its vision statement says:
By 2030, we see a world where all nations, especially the most vulnerable, are more resilient to the socioeconomic consequences of extreme weather, climate, water and other environmental events; and underpin their sustainable development through the best possible services, whether over land, at sea or in the air.
As you would expect the WMO has a strategic plan for 2020–2030; however, sadly the document appears to have been taken offline. The remnants of it are as follows:
The WMO Strategic Plan articulates the high-level vision, mission, core values and overarching priorities of the Organization. It outlines a set of long-term goals and strategic objectives with a 2030 horizon as well as identifies areas of focus for the 2020–2023 financial period.
Are we to expect more extreme weather events, disasters and catastrophes? I would suggest that we are far from out of the weather woods yet. Wherever you are living, do you have a plan? If not, perhaps now is the time to make one.
UK Covid Inquiry and the Vaccine Injured and Bereaved
I am so proud of UK CV Family and VIB UK, two British organisations for the vaccine injured, who have collaboratively been represented by a King’s Counsel (senior attorney), Anne Morris—who gave the Covid Inquiry, chaired by Baroness Hallett, some shocking evidence. Her evidence can be seen at this timestamp (five minutes before the two-hour mark).
Many of you will have watched UK Column’s interviews with Charlet Crichton from UK CV Family. The news of vaccine injury finally made mainstream media and the groups have now been granted core participant status by the Covid Inquiry. I know from talking to Charlet that this has been achieved because the groups have worked collaboratively, diligently and determinedly to achieve this. However, it should never have taken so long or required so much effort.
Censorship is a very real issue for the vaccine injured and bereaved.
The Inquiry heard how people left injured or bereaved from vaccines are being forced to speak in code online. As UK Column has reported many times, this is indeed the case: we have seen YouTube channels and Twitter accounts suspended after recounting personal experiences. Some have even reported their loved ones’ deaths, complete with death certificates stating ‘vaccine serious adverse reaction’ on that certificate, only to have their post deleted as misinformation.
The Hearing was also told that healthcare workers were fearful to speak up about serious adverse reactions because of fears of being punished by their bosses.
Let’s remind ourselves of those who denied the vaccine injured and bereaved a voice in their darkest days.
The Counter Disinformation Unit was set up in Whitehall in 2019 to tackle ‘disinformation’ around elections. What was to be dismantled has in fact been resurrected a number of times during the last four years during the Covid–19 ‘pandemic’, with the responsibility of responding to what the Unit perceives to be ‘harmful misinformation’ relating to Covid–19.
The Counter Disinformation Policy Forum includes all the familiar fact-checking names we have become so used to, like Full Fact. Members of the forum include the usual suspects; YouTube, Twitter (alias X), Ofcom, the BBC Trusted News Initiative, the Global Disinformation Index, the Centre for Countering Digital Hate and academics. The Counter Disinformation Policy Forum was (we are told) a six-month pilot programme that concluded on 10 June 2021. It brought together social media companies, academics, fact-checkers and researchers in response to concerns about the serious risk of harm posed by Covid–19 and anti-vaccination mis-/disinformation.
Rapid Response Unit. Situated directly in the Cabinet Office (the hub of the British Government), this is a team that is constantly monitoring news and online content. This has been allegedly wound up and mothballed.
Covid vaccine pill
Soon to arrive on shores near to you is the new Covid–19 pill. Pop it under your tongue and let your mucus do the work. Scientists in Japan have been busy experimenting on monkeys. The original paper states that no safety data is available; however, this paper has just been released, insisting that the pill is safe:
The pill contains a small inactive part of the Covid virus, but the antibodies are released in the mucus instead of the blood like with a traditional vaccine.
The idea is that antibodies can neutralize the virus at the entry point before it gets to infect cells and multiply, causing illness.
So, rapid-acting oral vaccines are coming to a street near you very soon. I shall be deferring to reputable experts before making further comment, but I am sure some of you can sense my grave concerns. Are those in charge changing tack? Vaccination is currently understood by the public as meaning injections—but if it is squirted up the nose or a tablet sucked under the tongue, does that make it OK? I think not.
Digital Documentation of Covid–19 Certificates: Vaccination Status—TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE
Do you remember when many of us, me included, were saying that ‘Covid’ was an acronym for ‘Certificate of Vaccination Identity Document’? Most of us were ridiculed and accused of being conspiracy theorists. It seems that those suspicions have come home to roost, and that was the plan all along, as we predicted.
I am not sure I had seen this above-titled document before. If I had, I think I would have remembered. Digital Documentation of Covid–19 Certificates: Vaccination Status (DDCC:VS) was released by the World Health Organisation in August 2021. The devil is in the detail:
This work was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government of Estonia, Fondation Botnar, the State of Kuwait, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
However as you read the acknowledgements, it doesn’t take much time to see some other interesting names:
- WHO members and observers of the Smart Vaccination Certificate Working Group,
- David Satola (World Bank),
- Ester Sikare (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
- Gillan Ward (World Bank consultant),
- Stephen Wilson (Lockstep Group),
- Rajeesh Menon (Ernst & Young).
Those are but a few of the contributors, who I am sure will sound plenty of alarm bells in your head.
The document lays out an approach for creating a signed digital version of a vaccination record for Covid–19 based on a core data set of key information to be recorded, and a common approach to the digital signature:
Member States will be responsible for implementing the policies necessary to support the DDCC:VS workflows, complying with their legal obligations under national and international law, including any applicable obligations related to respecting human rights and data protection policies.
This, I believe, is just the start. First, paper documentation, then digital, subsequently moving on to visible armbands, followed by microchips.
Does anyone remember a film released in 2020 called Songbird? It was all about Covid–23 and the need to wear identity armbands to prove immunity. For those that do, be sure to watch UK Column News on 20 September: it isn’t just the movies who are predicting that. Our friends in Canada should pay special attention.
And do you remember the conspiracy theorists who warned of an implantable microchip under the skin, only to be branded as mad or bad? That’s proving to be on the cards too. Dsruptive (sic) is just one of many companies offering implantable under the skin chips.
Was Covid–19 just the warm-up act, to get us prepared for further restrictions, far more draconian lockups, food shortages, power outages and a supersonic rise in the cost of living, with yet more jabs for yet more pathogens—all in the name of ‘keeping us safe’? If so, I don’t want to be kept safe; I would rather do my own risk assessment and take it from there. What say you?
Measles is back
Pushing the fear button once again is the UK Health Security Agency. This time, measles is the target. After Britain achieved measles eradication in 2017, it appears it didn’t last long—two years, to be precise, for us to lose that precious title, awarded by none other than the World Health Organisation. The UK and four other countries now on the naughty step, as a future epidemic of measles has been predicted. So what is this about: the UK’s global reputation or a genuine concern for children? I fear it isn’t the latter.
Some authorities are now sending letters to parents to inform them that any child who has not had two doses of the MMR jab will be asked to self-isolate for 21 days / three weeks! Is this just another way to banish non-complicit pupils and their families from school?
What would the youngsters of today make of the ‘pox parties’ I remember being sent to as a child? Chickenpox and measles were always thought to be far more painful and serious in adults, so why not get them over and done with in childhood, used to be the attitude. I remember my mother dressing me up in a party dress and off I would go, hopefully to catch whatever it was that the host child had. Today in 2023, the ‘experts’, in their infinite wisdom, see vaccines as more effective. Will you be MMR’ing your child this winter?
G20 announces plan to impose digital currencies and IDs worldwide
We knew it was coming, and so did ZeroHedge, who report on the G20 summit just presided over by India. Despite growing public dissent, it appears that the plans to push ahead are being accelerated, not halted. In the UK this week, a report shows the public is increasingly using cash.
The meeting, which included the world’s leading economies, announced last week that the parties had agreed to build the necessary infrastructure to implement digital currencies and IDs.
Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that discussions were underway to build a global framework to regulate crypto-assets, since participants believe that cryptocurrencies cannot be regulated efficiently without total international cooperation. The top items discussed at the New Delhi summit included Digital Public Infrastructure, Digital Economy, Cryptoassets, and (without naming the term) Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).
Let us not forget that India is a member of the BRICS bloc, and recently our own Prime MInister, Rishi Sunak, came home empty-handed after bidding for a desperately-needed India trade deal. Meanwhile, the MHRA relies heavily on India for British pharmaceutical supplies. And who has heard of the B20? Perhaps we will save that for another time.
Stories in Brief
GP practices not participating in vaccinations urged to snitch on their patients
‘Snitch’, by the way, is my word. It appears that any GP surgery not participating in the latest round of jabbing will be ‘asked’ to give their patients’ information to their local commissioner (the NHS organisation that purchases services). Why? So that no-one gets left out and that everyone eligible gets their invitation (‘summons’ would be an more honest term) to attend, ‘to keep them safe through winter’.
Covid vaccines expected to be extended to the over-50s
What a surprise; that didn’t take long, did it? After being assured that only the vulnerable and over-65s were to be ‘invited’ for their autumn Covid jab, it now seems the over-50s will be receiving texts and phone calls, offering them a golden ticket to a not so certain future.
Flu jab price war
With plenty of providers, there is no shortage of choice as to where to go to get your flu shot if you are not eligible for the free jab. Yet perhaps, like me, you’d like to offer your dose to someone else who does want it.
However for those who do wish to avail themselves of yet another ‘shot in the dark’, probably at the same time as the Covid shot (for those that are eligible), you need to shop around, as the price varies greatly. I should also caution readers that as far as I am aware, there have been no safety studies done on the concomitant administration of these shots (i.e. giving the patient both together). The vast price array can be found online, but for ease of reference, Boots the Chemist comes in at the priciest (£19.95), whereas if you have a Superdrug loyalty card, you’ll be offered the bargain of £8.79.
Please spare a thought and a prayer for all those in Canada who have lost their homes and lives through the continuing disastrous wildfires. It seems there is to be no let-up and, whilst the news is not front-page, the fires continue. It is the worst wildfire season on record in Canada. More to come in this blog on that vast country.
Emergency alerts in USA on 4 October
A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System is due to take place in the USA on 4 October. It will begin at 2:20 pm Eastern Time (11:20 am Pacific). It will be aimed at all consumer mobile phones and other cellular devices. Television and radio will also broadcast the alerts. But don’t you wonder why those very same emergency alerts were not used in Hawaii? Why now?
Seven-minute cancer jabs
Once again, the NHS has scored a first for another experimental drug: this time, in offering a seven-minute cancer jab. Thanks once again to the MHRA, approval has been given and it is full steam ahead. Cutting administration time by 75%, the injection will replace therapies that can take up to an hour to administer.
The new drug—another monoclonal antibody, this time Atezolizumab (doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, or is that perhaps the purpose?)—is otherwise known as Tecentriq. This drug is known as a ‘checkpoint inhibitor’: in other words, a cancer immunotherapy. With waiting lists in the NHS currently sitting above 7.6 million, it is no wonder that the NHS wishes to save time, but at what cost?
The Vatican, Mark Carney and the Rothschilds as our Guardians (with a capital G)
What do the above have in common? Who are Guardians? It appears that another organisation has sprung up, looking remarkably like the World Economic Forum. The Council for Inclusive Capitalism was founded in 2020.
The Council invites companies, large and small, to harness the private sector and lead the way to build an inclusive and ‘sustainable’ economic foundation for the world. The Council represents more than $10.5 trillion in assets under management, companies with over $2.1 trillion of market capitalisation, and 200 million workers in over 163 countries. The Council is led by a core group of global leaders, known as Guardians for Inclusive Capitalism, who meet annually with Pope Francis and Cardinal Turkson.
Pope Francis is a very busy man, as he is, at the time of writing he is appearing (remotely) in conversation with Bill Clinton at the 2023 Clinton Foundation Summit. Climate change will, of course, be on the agenda.
In Australia, there are plans underway to impose curfews on cats or even stop them from going outside entirely! New rules which are being considered by the Federal Government could give councils powers to restrict cat ownership and to issue fines. According to officials, this is the only way to protect native animals that are under threat from the Lucky Country’s domestic and feral cats.
Cat owners could be required by law to keep their cat inside if this plan materialises. If it is happening down under, you can bet it won’t be long until plans such as this hit our shores.
Christmas present for your vaccinated friend or relative
I could hardly contain my dismay at this article in Time Out. I wish it was satire, but it appears to be real. What better present for your vaccinated relative or friend than a Pfizer T-shirt or a glittering gold ‘Vaxxed’ bracelet or necklace? The Baby Got Vacc T-shirt was perhaps the most offensive I could find, but it can be yours for a mere £18.68 plus postage and packing. They seem to be all the rage.
Thank you to Jacqueline, who took the trouble to e-mail me directly this week after my UK Column News report (from just before 23 minutes in) on the change to the NHS Guidelines on Anorexia. Offering youngsters a palliative care pathway is a development that has shocked many. Jacqueline has lived all her life with anorexia nervosa. As a pensioner, she wrote about her experiences and how she survived. I am delighted to be receiving her book and look forward to connecting with her in the near future. To all who are living with anorexia, there is another way than death.
No-one can ever know what is around the corner. We are living in a world of unpredictable chaos, where anything could happen at any moment. As we all prepare for what we believe will be a hard winter and a difficult 2024, I would urge everyone reading to take advantage of the freedoms we still have. Enjoy nature and being with our families; make the most of every second and savour these moments.
Have you got an emergency plan? If not, make one and discuss it with your family. Be strong in your faith. Have no fear.
Debi’s book of the week: When End of Life Care Goes Wrong—a report from the Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group.
Until next week.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. I Thessalonians 5:2–8