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Banks in Six Countries are Suffering IT Outages, Leaving Customers without Access to their Funds

The IT systems of banks in six countries, New Zealand, UK, Japan, South Africa, Venezuela and Mexico, have experienced outages causing problems for tens of millions of people who rely on digital banking. New Zealand most recently experienced DDOS attacks. In a DDoS attack, hackers overwhelm a site by getting huge numbers of bots to connect to it all at once, rendering it inaccessible. Servers are not breached, data is not stolen but it can cause disruption and delays. In September, Mexico’s largest bank, BBVA Mexico, had a failure that left 24-million account holders unable to use ATMs, mobile apps or in-store payments for 20 hours . Other Mexican banks have also had internal problems with computer systems. In July, websites of Lloyds, HSBC, TESCO Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Barclays were brought down by a global Internet outage allegedly caused by a botched software update at hosting service Akamai. This article contains more examples of digital technology that has broken down in banks. -GEG

Twenty banks (some suffering repeated outages), six countries (one in lockdown), five continents, tens of millions of unhappy customers.

There’s never a good time for your bank’s IT system to go down. But few can be worse than in the middle of a lockdown. It’s difficult to leave home, your local branch may not be open, and as a result you are more reliant than ever on digital banking services. In New Zealand, now in its seventh week of nationwide lockdown, one of the country’s largest lenders, Kiwibank, went down on Tuesday, leaving many of its customers in the lurch. It is one of a string of IT outages the bank has suffered over the past three weeks, after a DDoS attack on New Zealand’s third largest Internet provider caused IT crashes at a number of lenders, including Commonwealth Bank and Anz Bank.

In a DDoS attack, hackers overwhelm a site by getting huge numbers of bots to connect to it all at once, rendering it inaccessible. Servers are not breached, data is not stolen but it can still cause plenty of disruption.

24 Million Unhappy Customers

New Zealand is not the only country to have suffered major outages within its banking system in recent weeks. Other countries include the UK, Japan, South Africa, Venezuela and Mexico, though there are no doubt more (if you know of any, It would be great if you could provide details in the comments section).

On September 12, operating failures at Mexico’s largest bank, BBVA Mexico, left 24 million account holders unable to use the bank’s 13,000 ATMs, its mobile app or in-store payments for almost 20 hours. It being a Sunday, customers could not even avail of the lender’s in-branch cash services. The bank blamed the outage on a system update failure and has offered to compensate customers with cash bonuses on purchases when using their credit or debit cards. The bank was also at pains to assure them that their financial data was not compromised.

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Medicare Data Shows that 60% of Senior-Citizen Covid Hospitalizations Were Fully-Vaxxed

A presentation last week for Project Salus, an AI-based COVID program of the Department of Defense, reported the findings from a sample of 5.6-million Medicare recipients, 80% of whom were over 65. The report blamed the Delta variant for increasing COVID-19 cases 5-fold in the over-65 population and stated: “60% of senior citizens hospitalized with COVID were ‘fully vaccinated'” in the week ending August 7. New York attorney and medical freedom advocate, Thomas Renz, who uncovered the DOD documents, said: “Even with this high of a number, 60%, the real number is absolutely higher due to the skewed methods of how the government determines who is vaccinated. They are not including those that received 1 dose, only those that received 2 doses and a 14 day window has passed, and now Biden is saying boosters plus 2 shots will put you on the ‘fully vaccinated’ list.” The claim that Covid is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” is a blatant lie. -GEG

A new study from Humetrix for the Department of Defense’s Project Salus examining Medicare data that’s inaccessible to the general public has revealed that “fully vaccinated” Medicare patients made up an estimated 60% of hospitalizations in the week ending August 7th.

As vaccine efficacy has been falling precipitously, the number today is likely even higher.


From LifeSite, “60% of senior citizens hospitalized with COVID were ‘fully vaccinated’: Medicare report”:

Nearly 60 percent of recent COVID-19 hospitalizations occurred in the “fully vaccinated,” according to new Medicare data.

A presentation last week for Project Salus, an AI-based COVID program of the Department of Defense (DOD), reported the findings from among a sample of 5.6 million Medicare beneficiaries, 80 percent of whom were over 65 years old.

“As the Delta variant became predominant, COVID-19 cases increased five-fold in the [over-65] population,” the report states. “In this 80% 65+ population, an estimated 60% of COVID-19 hospitalizations occurred in fully vaccinated individuals in the week ending August 7th.”

The “fully vaccinated” also made up more than 71 percent of COVID-19 cases as of August 21, according to the presentation, which was published online by the analytics firm Humetrix, a Project Salus partner.

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Pfizer Scientists in Undercover Video Say Natural Immunity is Better than Their Vaccine

Three Pfizer scientists were covertly filmed, and each said that antibodies from natural immunity after exposure to Covid-19 leads to equal, if not better, protection against the virus compared to the vaccine. Nick Karl, who worked on the Covid vaccine, said that vaccine passports in New York city are a form of coercion because it is simpler to take the jab than deal with the inconveniences from not doing so. Chris Croce, a Pfizer Senior Associate Scientist, described his job by saying, “I still feel like I work for an evil corporation because it comes down to profits in the end. I mean, I’m there to help people, not to make millions and millions of dollars. So, I mean, that’s the moral dilemma.” -GEG

  • Nick Karl, Pfizer Scientist: “When somebody is naturally immune — like they got COVID — they probably have more antibodies against the virus…When you actually get the virus, you’re going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus…So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the [COVID] vaccination.”
  • Chris Croce, Pfizer Senior Associate Scientist: “You’re protected for longer” if you have natural COVID antibodies compared to the COVID vaccine.
  • Croce: “I work for an evil corporation…Our organization is run on COVID money.”
  • Rahul Khandke, Pfizer Scientist: “If you have [COVID] antibodies built up, you should be able to prove that you have those built up.”

[NEW YORK – Oct. 4, 2021] Project Veritas released the fourth video in its COVID vaccine investigative series today which exposed three Pfizer officials saying that antibodies lead to equal, if not better, protection against the virus compared to the vaccine.

Nick Karl, a scientist who is directly involved in the production of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, said that natural immunity is more effective than the very vaccine he works on, and Pfizer produces.

“When somebody is naturally immune — like they got COVID — they probably have more antibodies against the virus…When you actually get the virus, you’re going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus…So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the [COVID] vaccination,” Karl said. Notwithstanding, Karl still believes that vaccine mandates are positive for society.

“The city [of New York] needs like vax cards and everything. It’s just about making it so inconvenient for unvaccinated people to the point where they’re just like, ‘F*ck it. I’ll get it.’ You know?”




Arizona: State Senator Followed into Bathroom Stall and Harassed by Immigration Activists

Radicalized immigrant youths followed Kyrsten Sinema Sunday from as she left her teaching classroom at Arizona State University and entered into the restroom. They boxed her in the stall and filmed her as they pressured her to vote in favor of the $2.3-trillion infrastructure ‘Build Back Better’ bill that provides a path to citizenship for migrants living in the US. The activists are affiliated with LUCHA, which is listed as a partner of the Center for Popular Democracy,funded with millions of dollars every year by George Soros’s Open Society Foundation. Sinema opposes a $3.5-trillion budget. The activists are now being probed by authorities in Arizona and could be hit with over 2 years in jail due to the crime of filming someone in a bathroom without their consent being a class 5 felony. -GEG

Radical immigrant youths chased down Kyrsten Sinema on Sunday at Arizona State University.

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Biden Could Fine Businesses $700,000 If they Fail to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccines

The Biden administration has included a vaccine-enforcement mechanism in the $3.5-trillion, 2,465-page ‘Build Back Better” bill that will enable the government to enforce fines on employers whose employees do not get the vaccine. The mechanism will allow a tenfold increase in fines for businesses with 100 or more employees that willfully and repeatedly, violate a section of labor law that deals with workplace hazards, of which Covid-19 is now a part. The fines could go as high as $70,000 for serious infractions, and $700,000 for willful or repeated violations. Republican Congressman Chip Roy introduced a bill that would prevent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other agencies from imposing fines on individuals or businesses that do not comply with President Biden’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate. -GEG

The Biden administration has included a vaccine enforcement mechanism in the $3.5 trillion, 2,465-page ‘Build Back Better Bill’ which will enable the government to enforce fines on employers whose employees do not get the vaccine.

The mechanism, buried on page 168 of the Democrats’ ‘reconciliation’ spending bill, will allow a tenfold increase in fines for businesses with 100 or more employees that ‘wilfully and repeatedly,’ violate a section of labor law that deals with workplace hazards, of which Covid-19 is now a part.

The increased fines on employers could go as high as $70,000 for serious infractions, and $700,000 for wilful or repeated violations – a sum which can be applied to each instance of a violation rather than a total limit.

If enacted into law, the fines could rapidly bankrupt companies whose employees are not vaccinated, in effect forcing businesses to comply with Biden’s inoculation drive.

It comes after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an emergency Covid-19 rule in the Federal Register this summer, which added Covid-19 to a list of possible workplace hazards for healthcare employment.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet announced when the House will vote on the reconciliation bill that includes the new vaccine enforcement mechanism.

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Excerpt from Fox News:

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, introduced a bill Thursday which would prevent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other agencies from imposing fines on individuals or businesses that do not comply with President Biden‘s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

According to text of the bill, named the No Taxation Without Congressional Consent Act, “no fine, fee, or taxation shall be imposed on any person for violating a COVID–19 vaccine mandate issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or any other executive agency.”

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30 Facts you Need to Know about COVID-19

The Off-Guardian provides a bullet-pointed list, with supporting links, for all the key points to reference such topics as: artificially inflated “COVID deaths” and mortality, including how deaths are counted, underlying causes of death, the average age of COVID deaths, and the lack of increase in the general death/mortality rate. It was revealed that lockdowns did not prevent the spread of disease, and instead actually killed people. PCR tests are flawed and are being misused to falsely diagnose disease. The majority of COVID cases are ‘asymptomatic infections’ and there is little evidence to prove that it can transmit a disease to another person. Ventilation is not a proper treatment for respiratory viruses, and it kills people. Masks don’t work and are bad for your health. COVID mRNA “vaccines” have never been approved before because they are dangerous and long-term effects are unknown. Vaccines do not protect from disease nor do they prevent transmission of disease to others. Vaccine passports were planned by the EU a year before COVID appeared. A “training exercise,” called Event 201, predicted the pandemic just weeks before it started. And, the elite have made fortunes during the pandemic. -GEG

We get a lot of e-mails and private messages along these lines “do you have a source for X?” or “can you point me to mask studies?” or “I know I saw a graph for mortality, but I can’t find it anymore”. And we understand, it’s been a long 18 months, and there are so many statistics and numbers to try and keep straight in your head.

So, to deal with all these requests, we decided to make a bullet-pointed and sourced list for all the key points. A one-stop-shop.

Here are key facts and sources about the alleged “pandemic”, that will help you get a grasp on what has happened to the world since January 2020, and help you enlighten any of your friends who might be still trapped in the New Normal fog (click links to skip):

“Covid deaths”LockdownsPCR Tests“asymptomatic infection”VentilatorsMasksVaccinesDeception & Foreknowledge

Part I: “Covid deaths” & mortality

1. The survival rate of “Covid” is over 99%. Government medical experts went out of their way to underline, from the beginning of the pandemic, that the vast majority of the population are not in any danger from Covid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adj8MCsZKlg&feature=emb_imp_woyt

Almost all studies on the infection-fatality ratio (IFR) of Covid have returned results between 0.04% and 0.5%. Meaning Covid’s survival rate is at least 99.5%.

2. There has been NO unusual excess mortality. The press has called 2020 the UK’s “deadliest year since world war two”, but this is misleading because it ignores the massive increase in the population since that time. A more reasonable statistical measure of mortality is Age-Standardised Mortality Rate (ASMR):

By this measure, 2020 isn’t even the worst year for mortality since 2000, In fact since 1943 only 9 years have been better than 2020.

Similarly, in the US the ASMR for 2020 is only at 2004 levels

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School-Board Association Wants Patriot Act Used against Parents who Oppose Masking & CRT in Schools

The National School Boards Association, which represents some 90,000 school-board officials, has asked the White House to intervene against parents who oppose Covid masking and teaching racist ideology. The organization says parents are engaged in “domestic terrorism” and asked the White House to use the Justice Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security against parents who protest. It even has asked the White House to consider using the USA Patriot Act against parents and community leaders who oppose masking and teaching critical-race theory. The National School Boards Association also wants the White House to designate anti-mask and anti-critical race theory protests as acts of “domestic terrorism” and “hate crimes.” The White House signaled that it is open to using the full power of the federal government against parents who oppose mandatory masking and teaching critical-race theory. -GEG

An organization representing some 90,000 school board officials has asked the White House to intervene against parents who oppose onerous coronavirus masking mandates and the teaching of racialist ideology.

In fact, the National School Boards Association argued this week that parents are engaged in “domestic terrorism” and asked the White House to use the Justice Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security against protesters. It has even asked the White House to consider deploying the USA PATRIOT Act against parents and community leaders who oppose mask mandates and the teaching of critical race theory.

The “immediate threat” facing U.S. public school officials requires a coordinated response from top federal law enforcement agencies, National School Boards Association President Viola Garcia and interim executive director and CEO Chip Slaven said this week in a letter to President Joe Biden, citing a number of incidents in which school board officials were threatened or insulted by angry parents and other concerned citizens.

“As these threats and acts of violence have become more prevalent,” they said, “during public school board meetings, via documented threats transmitted through the U.S. Postal Service, through social media and other online platforms, and around personal properties — NSBA respectfully asks that a joint collaboration among federal law enforcement agencies, state and local law enforcement, and with public school officials be undertaken to focus on these threats.”

 

 

The letter adds, “NSBA specifically solicits the expertise and resources of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, and its National Threat Assessment Center regarding the level of risk to public schoolchildren, educators, board members, and facilities/campuses.”

The board has also asked the White House to deploy the expertise and authority of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to intervene against “threatening letters” and “cyberbullying attacks.”

That’s not all. The school board group wants to take things a step further. It wants the White House to designate anti-mask and anti-critical race theory protests as acts of “domestic terrorism” and “hate crimes.” It wants the White House to bring in the USA PATRIOT Act against protesters.

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Excerpt from USA Today:

What’s more, faith in local teachers and school leaders has fallen, according to a USA TODAY/Ipsos poll conducted in late August and early September.

About 76% of the general public approved of their local public school teachers in 2018, but that fell to 65% this fall. Support for school and district leaders also dipped in 2021, the poll showed. 

Still, on balance, the majority of adults support COVID-19 mitigation in schools, which is the opposite position of many people leading the fights at school board meetings. On the whole, 65% of adults support states or schools enforcing mask mandates; 65% support mandatory vaccinations for school staff and 59% support mandatory vaccinations for eligible students, the poll showed.

As for critical race theory, 49% of respondents supported teaching about the theory in schools.




California Gov. Newsom Orders School Kids age 5 and up to Get Covid Vaccine upon FDA Authorization

California Governor Gavin Newsom has mandated that all public school children, grades kindergarten to 12th grade, must receive the Covid vaccination as they are authorized by the FDA. 7th to 12th graders will have until next summer to get their shots. Students who aren’t vaccinated will not be allowed to attend school in-person once the mandate takes effect, which will phase in as younger age ranges are included. So far, the FDA has only authorized the Pfizer two-shot mRNA vaccine for those 16 and older. The LA Times reported that it will be up to the schools and school districts to enforce the vaccine, just as they enforce traditional vaccines. Teachers currently are not subject to a vaccine mandate, a stunning double standard that the article says is due to the deference Newsom gives to teacher unions. -GEG

Link for video:    https://banned.video/watch?id=6158c679b3bca029b0101537

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) announced the first of its kind Wuhan coronavirus vaccine mandate for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade on Friday.

Students who aren’t vaccinated will not be allowed to attend school in-person once the mandate takes effect, which will phase in as FDA approval kicks in for younger age ranges. The FDA has so far only fully approved one COVID vaccine — the Pfizer two-shot mRNA vaccine now marketed as Comirnaty — for those 16 and older.

In a press conference held at a school, Newsom announced “a statewide requirement for in-person instruction for all of our children to add to a well-established list that currently includes ten vaccinations and well-established rules and regulations that have been advanced by the legislature for decades,” attempting to justify his new mandate for all students at public and private schools.

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