Former Afghan President Claims He “Didn’t Know” He Was Fleeing Country

Former President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani claims he did not know he was leaving the country when his security team told him to leave Kabul as the Taliban closed in on the city in August.

Ghani made the claim in an interview with the BBC, his first interview since fleeing Kabul, saying that he had “no inkling” the morning of Aug. 15 that he would be leaving the country.
In the weeks before the fall of Kabul, Ghani promised repeatedly that he was willing to die for his country. However, according to the BBC, Ghani fled after his security team told him they would “all be killed” if he remained in Kabul, and that he ran away with the intention of flying to Khost, apparently unaware that the city had fallen to the Taliban. Ghani instead went to Uzbekistan and then the United Arab Emirates, where he has remained.

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“He did not give me more than two minutes,” Ghani told the BBC. “My instructions had been to prepare for departure for [the city of] Khost. He told me that Khost had fallen and so had Jalalabad.”
“I did not know where we will go. Only when we took off, it became clear that we were leaving [Afghanistan]. So this really was sudden,” Ghani claimed.As the BBC noted, after fleeing Afghanistan, “Ghani was roundly criticized by many in Afghanistan including his vice-president Amrullah Saleh, who called it ‘disgraceful.’”

In the interview, Ghani also blamed the United States for the fall of his country, claiming that his government was not involved in negotiations with the Taliban.Ghani also denied allegations that he left the country with millions of dollars in cash, which is currently being investigated by the United States.
“The US government’s inspector general in charge of investigating misuse of aid money in Afghanistan says he’s ‘looking into’ claims that former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his subordinates stole millions of dollars before fleeing,” the New York Post reported. “Ghani is accused of stealing $169 million when he left Afghanistan as the Taliban neared Kabul. His abrupt departure allowed the radical group to take the Afghan capital two weeks before the chaotic final US troop pullout.”

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A Russian Spacecraft Is Stranded in Low Earth Orbit

Published on December 31, 2021Written by futurism.com

A Russian rocket is now stranded in orbit after it suffered an engine failure — and it might come crashing back down to Earth.

Roscosmos, Russia’s state space agency, launched its Angara A5 rocket as part of a demonstration on Monday, NASASpaceflight.com reports.
The spacecraft was headed towards graveyard orbit, a region of space around Earth where satellites are typically directed to at the end of their operational life.
Before the rocket could reach its final destination, though, its upper stage engine failed two seconds into its second burn.
This left the rocket and its dummy payload stranded in very low Earth orbit.
The rocket is actually so low that it’s now expected to go through an uncontrolled reentry, according to some experts.
Jonathan McDowell, astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, tweeted that the mass of the rocket and payload weighs “around four tons” in all “so some bits may reach Earth surface.”
This bears a stark similarity to China’s Long March 5B rocket (aka the Deathrocket) that came tumbling back down to Earth in an uncontrolled descent this spring.
However, it should be noted that Long March weighed 22.5 metric tons — much bigger than Russia’s Deathrocket.
While Angara is likely to burn up into smaller (mostly) harmless pieces, it’s still pretty embarrassing for Russia’s space efforts — especially considering the controversy it’s attracted in the past year.
Plus, it’s more than enough to reignite some familiar anxiety of a massive rocket crashing on our houses.
See more here: futurism.com
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How to Improve Zinc Uptake With Quercetin

Published on December 31, 2021Written by theepochtimes.com

Your immune system is your first line of defense against all disease, especially infectious disease. One nutrient that plays a very important role in your immune system’s ability to ward off viral infections is zinc.

In the MedCram video above, Dr. Roger Seheult reviews compelling evidence suggesting the reason the antimalarial drug chloroquine appears so useful in the treatment of COVID-19 is in fact because it improves zinc uptake into the cell. (Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) uses the same pathway as chloroquine, but has a safer side effect profile.)
While the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine act as a zinc ionophore (zinc transport molecule) in that they facilitate zinc absorption in your body, other natural compounds can have the same effect.
Zinc Binding Compounds
Zinc is vital for healthy immune function and a combination of zinc with a zinc ionophore (zinc transport molecule) was in 2010 shown to inhibit SARS coronavirus in vitro. In cell culture, it also blocked viral replication within minutes.
More recently, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, who has a medical practice in New York, claims to have successfully treated 699 consecutive COVID-19 cases with a combination of oral zinc, chloroquine (a zinc ionophore) and the antibiotic azithromycin. Importantly, zinc deficiency has been shown to impair immune function. As noted in a 2013 paper on zinc deficiency:
“Zinc is a second messenger of immune cells, and intracellular free zinc in these cells participate in signaling events. Zinc … is very effective in decreasing the incidence of infection in the elderly. Zinc not only modulates cell-mediated immunity but is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.”
The problem is that zinc is largely insoluble and cannot easily enter through the fatty wall of your cells. Getting all the way into the cell is crucial, as this is where the viral replication occurs. This is where zinc ionophores come in, and the fact that the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine act as zinc ionophores may explain why they appear so useful against COVID-19.
Other Natural Zinc Transporters — Quercetin and EGCG
A comparative study published in 2014 looked at two zinc ionophores: quercetin and epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG found in green tea), noting many of the biological actions of these compounds may in fact be related to their ability to increase cellular zinc uptake. As explained by the authors:
“Labile zinc, a tiny fraction of total intracellular zinc that is loosely bound to proteins and easily interchangeable, modulates the activity of numerous signaling and metabolic pathways. Dietary plant polyphenols such as the flavonoids quercetin (QCT) and epigallocatechin-gallate act as antioxidants and as signaling molecules.
Remarkably, the activities of numerous enzymes that are targeted by polyphenols are dependent on zinc. We have previously shown that these polyphenols chelate zinc cations and hypothesized that these flavonoids might be also acting as zinc ionophores, transporting zinc cations through the plasma membrane.
To prove this hypothesis, herein, we have demonstrated the capacity of QCT and epigallocatechin-gallate to rapidly increase labile zinc in mouse hepatocarcinoma Hepa 1-6 cells as well as, for the first time, in liposomes … The ionophore activity of dietary polyphenols may underlay the raising of labile zinc levels triggered in cells by polyphenols and thus many of their biological actions.”
Quercetin is also a potent antiviral in its own right, and both quercetin and epigallocatechin gallate also have the added advantage of inhibiting the 3CL protease — an enzyme used by SARS coronaviruses to infect healthy cells. As explained in a 2020 paper in Nature, 3CL protease “is essential for processing the polyproteins that are translated from the viral RNA.”
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“Ageing is an inevitable biological process with gradual and spontaneous biochemical and physiological changes and increased susceptibility to diseases.
Some nutritional factors (zinc, niacin, selenium) may remodel these changes leading to a possible escaping of diseases, with the consequence of healthy ageing, because they are involved in improving immune functions, metabolic homeostasis and antioxidant defense.
Experiments … show that zinc is important for immune efficiency (both innate and adaptive), metabolic homeostasis (energy utilization and hormone turnover) and antioxidant activity (SOD enzyme).
Niacin is a precursor of NAD+, the substrate for the activity of DNA repair enzyme PARP-1 and, consequently, may contribute to maintaining genomic stability. Selenium provokes zinc release by metallothioneins (MT), via reduction of glutathione peroxidase.
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Taking into account the existence of zinc transporters … for cellular zinc efflux and influx, respectively, the association between zinc transporters and MT is crucial in maintaining satisfactory intracellular zinc homeostasis in ageing.
Improved immune performance, metabolic homeostasis, antioxidant defense occur in elderly after physiological zinc supplementation … The association ‘zinc plus selenium’ improves humoral immunity in old subjects after influenza vaccination.”
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Published on December 31, 2021Written by Tom Woods

With so many positive test results for asymptomatic people, the CDC just declared that such people need to quarantine for five days rather than the previous ten.
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I’m glad that after nearly two years Dr. Fauci is giving some thought to keeping society functioning, but this is exactly the kind of thinking Fauci himself would have condemned as recently as two weeks ago, back when he was monomaniacally concerned with one issue and unable to entertain the possibility that there may be other things society needs to worry about.
It’s strange, isn’t it? To you and me, it’s excruciatingly obvious that the people in charge are making it up as they go along, while the zombie population is just sure our overlords have some kind of master plan that they learned in a textbook somewhere
Oh, they laughed at people who thought Donald Trump was playing 4D chess and had his own master plan, but they are convinced that Dr. Fauci ruined their lives for a really good, scientific reason.
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His list of suggestions continues, but I think that gives you the idea.
We now have an avalanche of evidence that schools are safe, and that teachers are at no greater risk than anyone else and if anything have done even better than people in other professions. This evidence comes from all over the world. Yet it makes no difference to our council member, who wants us to think that the more unreasonable he is, the more seriously he’s taking the virus.
Yes, yes, I know: the government’s schools are terrible. I’m not encouraging people to attend them. I am saying it’s psychotic to recommend that children eat lunch in 30 degree weather.
Regarding masks, Sweden’s schoolchildren did not wear masks at all. There are 1.8 million of them. Zero of them died, and their teachers did fine.
It’s just made-up craziness or outright lies. The Chicago mayor keeps screeching about overwhelmed hospitals, for example. But visits to the emergency room are lower than they were before COVID!

As Mary McCarthy said of Lillian Hellman, “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’”
As 2022 approaches, resolve to surround yourself with truth-tellers and people who support you, as a buffer against the psychotic liars who want to ruin your life.
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Twitter Suspends mRNA Vaccine Contributor Dr. Robert Malone

Published on December 31, 2021Written by theepochtimes.com

Dr. Robert Malone, a key contributor to mRNA vaccine technology and an outspoken critic of COVID-19 mandates and rules, had his Twitter account permanently suspended yesterday.

Writing on his Substack page, Malone, who had massed more than 500,000 followers, confirmed that his account was “permanently suspended from Twitter” and said, “We all knew it would happen eventually.”
“Over a half million followers gone in a blink of an eye. That means I must have been on the mark, so to speak,” he wrote on Dec. 29. “Over the target. It also means we lost a critical component in our fight to stop these vaccines being mandated for children and to stop the corruption in our governments, as well as the medical-industrial complex and pharmaceutical industries.”
According to Malone’s post, he directed users to read his Substack page for future updates. Meanwhile, he’s slated to appear on comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan’s podcast on Dec. 30.
“Substack is absolutely the best way to see my writings. I appreciate everyone’s support in signing up for my newsletter. It truly matters to me,” he wrote in the post.
When attempting to access Malone’s page, it gives the boilerplate Twitter suspension message: “Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter rules.”
The San Francisco-based social media firm hasn’t issued a public comment yet on why it suspended Malone’s account, or specifically what post drew the company’s ire. Twitter has not responded to a request by The Epoch Times for comment by press time.
Malone told The Epoch Times on Wednesday evening that Twitter provided him with no advance notice before it handed down the suspension.
“Over the past year, I have had a few notices from Twitter that there was a complaint about a post but that no action was taken,” he said. “I received no warning prior to the banning.”
Malone provided the Epoch Times with a screenshot with text from Twitter that reads:
“Specifically, for: Violating our policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19. You may not use Twitter’s services to share false or misleading information about COVID-19 which may lead to harm.”
The platform didn’t appear to elaborate further.
In an interview with The Epoch Times earlier this year, Malone said that the immunity conferred by a previous COVID-19 infection is superior to that conferred by the COVID-19 vaccines.
People are “faced with a situation where they had been told that natural immunity was not as protective, that they can’t rely on that; that if you’ve been previously infected, you should still get both doses of vaccine; that this vaccination would provide broad durable protection, it would protect you and it would protect your elders from you potentially spreading disease to them,” he said during the interview, which was published in September.
Twitter has drawn the ire of free speech advocates and Republicans after banning high-profile individuals, including former President Donald Trump. Another prominent critic of COVID-19 mandates, former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, filed a lawsuit against Twitter earlier this month over its ban of his account months earlier.
Berenson, who also operates a Substack page, alleged Twitter’s permanent suspension from the social media platform violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as laws in California.
“Twitter is indisputably a messenger service. A longstanding California law regulates messenger services as ‘common carriers.’ This means that they must accept all messages they receive. Twitter thus must accept all tweets it receives. It has no First Amendment rights to refuse them on the basis that it does not agree with them,” Berenson wrote on his page on Dec. 21.
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Published on December 31, 2021Written by howbad

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**No one currently knows the reason why some batches/lots are associated with excessive deaths, disabilities and adverse reactions (up to 50 x). Until we do know, it is best to be cautious
**[“Batch-code” = “Lot Number” = the number they write on your vaccination card.]
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