Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered

Zero Hedge | Jan. 25, 2023

The Ukrainian government on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of multiple high ranking officials amid large-scale corruption allegations, in what’s being called the biggest mass resignation and graft scandal since the Russian invasion began.

Some dozen officials have quit their posts after a huge political shake-up over allegations and probes into cases ranging from bribery, to mismanagement of aid funds for purchasing food, to embezzlement, to driving expensive cars while common people suffer under wartime conditions.

A top presidential adviser and four deputy ministers – among these two defense officials, along with five regional governors were forced out of their posts. And among the regional governors to step down included officials overseeing regions which have seen intense fighting, including the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, where Russian forces have lately reported gains.


REPORT: Director Of George Soros Organization Has Visited Biden White House Over A Dozen Times

Gateway Pundit | Jan. 27, 2023

The Biden administration is apparently even more friendly to left wing billionaire George Soros than the Obama administration was.

A director at the Soros Open Society Foundation has visited the Biden White House over a dozen times.

Top George Soros director has frequent Biden White House access, records show

A high-level director at George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) who is tied to a group bankrolled by the billionaire and quietly working with President Biden’s administration on policy has close access to the White House, records show.

Tom Perriello, Open Society-U.S.’s executive director and part of Soros’ leadership team, and who sits on the board of Governing for Impact, an outside Soros-funded group maneuvering behind the scenes to shape and implement policy, has frequently visited the White House for meetings and events.

Perriello’s name appears in White House visitor logs 13 times on eight different days between May 2021 and September 2022, the last publicly available month for the records, a Fox News Digital review has found. On three of the days he visited, multiple appointments appear in the forms.


Bill Gates flies around Australia for climate change lectures in $70m private jet that guzzles fossil fuels

Image: Bill Gates flies around Australia for climate change lectures in $70m private jet that guzzles fossil fuels

(Natural News) While tech billionaire Bill Gates is on his high horse preaching to the masses about the dangers of climate change, he is flying around on a $70 million private jet that guzzles fossil fuels.

The Gulfstream jet was recently spotted on the tarmac at an airport in Sydney, where he visited the official residence of the Australian Prime Minister after flying in from a vacation on Lizard Island in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. The jet burns 1700 liters of fuel each hour as he zips around the world strumming up business for his firm, Breakthrough Energy, whose stated aim is driving innovation and sustainable energy and technology in order to decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

Gates, who is currently the fourth-richest person in the world, addressed guests at the Lowy Institute think tank in Sydney, emphasizing the importance of reducing greenhouse gases and saying: “The reason why climate change is worth investing in massively is because it will get worse and worse over time. If you allow the warming to go to an extreme level, then all sorts of natural ecosystems disappear and all sorts of places in the world you can’t do outdoor work. So the tropical areas, agriculture would be impossible, outdoor work during large parts of the year would be impossible.”

Gates wants the world to reduce emissions but has a $194 million private jet collection

Next, he plans to fly his gas-guzzling jet to Melbourne to enjoy the last five days of the Australian Open tennis tournament. The private jet is just one of four that the Microsoft founder owns. His collection, which is worth $194 million, includes a pair of Gulfstream G650ERs that are worth a reported $70 million apiece and can carry as many 18 passengers. The other two aircraft are Bombardier Challenger 350s that cost around $27 million each.


He has referred to his collection as his “guilty pleasure” and has also invested billions of dollars in the biggest business jet service provider in the world, Signature Aviation.

In his book How to Avoid Climate Disaster, Gates admits he is an “imperfect messenger” on the matter of climate change, yet he does not appear to be in any hurry to give up his comforts in the name of saving the planet – even while insisting that the rest of us do so.

Gates once told Chris Wallace of Fox News that the world needs to bring its emissions from the current 51 billion tons down to zero in the next three decades or we’ll face severe consequences, but he is clearly not doing his part to help. A Swedish study found that Gates took 59 private jet flights in 2017, which emitted a total of around 1,600 tons of carbon dioxide; the global average is less than 5 tons per person. According to a report from Transport & Environment, private jet travel is considered the most carbon-intensive means of transportation by far, as it’s 10 times more carbon-intensive than commercial airplanes and 50 times more carbon-intensive than travel by train.

While Gates likes to claim that his affinity for private jet travel is not as bad as it sounds because he buys clean aviation fuel, investing in business jet maintenance is hardly a reasonable move for someone who claims to be so concerned about the environment.

He’s not the only climate change alarmist who doesn’t practice what he preaches. This week, World Economic Forum attendees came under fire for flying out to Davos, Switzerland for meetings about fighting climate change in at least 150 private jets. The guests, who included billionaires, government officials, celebrities and business executives, used thousands of metric tons of carbon through their usage of private jets.

Environmental campaigner Klara Maria Schenk noted: “Meanwhile, the rich and powerful flock to Davos in ultra-polluting, socially inequitable private jets to discuss climate and inequality behind closed doors.”

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Cardiologist: Over 7M Americans may have some form of HEART INJURY due to COVID-19 vaccines

Image: Cardiologist: Over 7M Americans may have some form of HEART INJURY due to COVID-19 vaccines

(Natural News) Board-certified internist and cardiologist Dr. Thomas Levy told Steve Kirsch in an interview on Jan. 17 that over seven million Americans may be suffering from some degree of heart damage because of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines.

Levy came up with these startling figures based on the assumption that at least 2.8 percent of people who get the COVID-19 vaccines eventually developed some form of heart injury detectable with a troponin test. (Related: EVERYONE who gets mRNA jabbed for covid suffers some degree of heart injury, study finds.)

Official data released on August 21, 2022, showed a total of 263 million Americans, or 79 percent of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Given those figures, the projected number of Americans with vaccine-induced heart damage would be around 7.4 million.

A prolific book author, Levy recently published an essay titled “Myocarditis: Once Rare, Now Common,” which formed the basis of his discussion with Kirsch on the excess deaths occurring in the United States that could be attributed to the mRNA injections.

Among the salient points covered by the essay was the relationship between COVID-19 and myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle. According to Levy, “scientific literature indicates that myocarditis is occurring quite frequently in patients harboring the chronic presence of the spike protein.”

According to Levy, an elevated troponin level on blood testing is extremely sensitive in picking up any ongoing heart muscle cell damage. “Some elevation of this test will always be seen if any significant inflammation is present in those muscle cells.”


Levy mentioned a recent Swiss study yet to be published, which measured troponin levels on 777 hospital employees who got boosted after two injections. On the third day after the booster, troponin levels above the upper limits of normal were seen in 2.8 percent of those subjects. By the next day, however, half of the elevated troponin levels had returned to normal.

As expected, the study authors dismissed the probability that some myocardial damage was done by the vaccine. However, Levy thinks incidents like death on the playing field by physically fit European football players in the last two years indicate that something unusual is going on among vaccinated individuals.

These sudden deaths should pose serious concerns, but are largely ignored by the government and the mainstream media because they contradict the COVID narrative they are trying to espouse.

COVID-19 vaccine rollouts trigger spike in excess deaths everywhere

Recent studies in various countries like Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Israel and the Netherlands have shown similar patterns of increased excess deaths following rollouts of COVID-19 vaccines.

Levy also cited a study in mice showing that the mRNA vaccines, which produce spike proteins, can induce myopericarditis – a complication of acute pericarditis. “Regardless of the initial source of exposure to spike protein, it appears to be the reason for the pathology and symptoms seen in chronic COVID.”

Worse, Levy believes mRNA vaccine shedding is possible.

“Once transmitted, the mRNA directly leads to spike protein production. Such mRNA shedding means that the spike protein is indirectly, if not directly as well, transmissible from one individual to another via inhalation or various forms of skin contact,” he noted.

Another topic discussed during the Kirsh interview was the heart damage in vaccinated pilots caused by the vaccines. This surfaced after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made some adjustments in its guidelines, possibly because of the huge number of pilots failing routine health screenings.

In October 2022, the FAA widened the ECG parameters beyond the normal range – from a PR max of 0.2 to unlimited. Levy said this is a “tacit admission from the U.S. government that the COVID vaccine has damaged the hearts of American pilots.”

“The cardiac harm, of course, is not limited to pilots. My best guess right now is that over 50 million Americans sustained some amount of heart damage from the shot,” Kirsch remarked.

Watch the video below to learn about the heart damage young Americans are experiencing after COVID-19 vaccination.

This video is from the Truth Health Freedom channel on

More related stories:

New study confirms link between COVID-19 vaccines and serious heart problems.

BREAKING: Sweden, Denmark both ban Moderna covid vaccine for causing myocarditis in young people.

Cardiologist says no case of COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis is mild.

Fired California nurse attests to COVID vaccine-induced myocarditis in kids.

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Bill Gates: Next pandemic likely to be man-made and worse than COVID-19

Image: Bill Gates: Next pandemic likely to be man-made and worse than COVID-19

(Natural News) Globalist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates warned that the next pandemic is likely to be “man-made” and “much more brutal” than the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

He issued this warning during a recent visit to Sydney, Australia-based think tank Lowy Institute. Gates told the audience that the world must listen to him and follow his instructions, lest economic carnage on a never-before-seen scale will occur. The Big Tech mogul also called for “greater global cooperation,” citing the COVID-19 pandemic as an example of how countries could improve their response if they worked together.

“Compare the economic cost of being prepared for the next one to the cost of this one – over $10 trillion economic loss,” Gates said. “With the pandemic, we were foolish not to have the tools, the practice and [the] global capacity to be on standby like we do with fire or earthquakes.”

According to the Microsoft co-founder, a stable international order based on mutual political will is needed to deal with future pandemics.

“The one thing that still hangs in the balance is will we have the global capacity and at the regional and country levels that would mean that when an infectious disease threat comes up we act in such a way that it doesn’t go global. We need to be doing every five years a comprehensive exercise at both country and regional levels of pandemic preparedness, and you need a global group that’s scoring everybody.”

Gates also praised the Land Down Under’s “almost draconian” policies in response to the pandemic, which included lengthy lockdowns and stringent mask mandates.


“Some of the things that stand out are that Australia and about seven other countries did population scale diagnostics early on and had quarantine policies. That meant you kept the level of infection low in that first year when there were no vaccines,” he told the audience.

Gates’ vaccines do more harm than good

During his Lowy Institute address, Gates cited Africa as a region that has not received its fair share of the experimental vaccines. He promised to ensure Africans are vaccinated in the future.

“There is this huge failure of market capitalism to look at some of the needs of the poorest. Their voice in the marketplace is very small,” said the Microsoft co-founder. “You can literally save lives for $1,000, and there isn’t much around that should be as fulfilling as that.”

But he failed to mention that COVID-19 cases in Africa are the lowest in the world.

Worse, the vaccines he is promoting caused more harm than good in the continent. The World Health Organization (WHO) pointed out in a Sept. 1, 2020 report that a new outbreak of polio in Africa had been driven by oral vaccines supposedly created to combat the disease. According to the global health body, vaccine-derived polio virus Type 2 (VDPV2) was responsible for a wave of infections in Chad and neighboring Sudan.

The oral polio vaccine responsible for the spread of VDPV2 is being pushed by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which is supported and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (Related: United Nations forced to admit that vaccines from Bill Gates are spreading polio throughout Africa.)

More related stories:

Dr. Richard Ebright: Bill Gates-funded research on MUTANT COVID-19 strains will set off next pandemic.

American scientist slams researchers at Bill Gates-funded university for mutating COVID strains.

High Court in India puts Bill Gates on notice over doctor’s death due to COVID-19 vaccine.

Bill Gates the bioterrorist’s plan for global control.

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Obesity Is a Brain Disease

  • There’s an ongoing effort to categorize obesity as a disease — one that needs to be treated with drugs

  • The latest “miracle” drug for obesity — Wegovy — can cause gastrointestinal side effects and has raised concerns of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and retinopathy complications, including hemorrhage and blindness

  • Obesity is largely related to excess consumption of linoleic acid, an omega-6 polyunsaturated fat, or PUFA

  • One way LA increases weight is by stimulating the endocannabinoid receptors; this causes “the munchies,” very similar to cannabis

  • There’s no magic pill for obesity, but drastically reducing LA intake, combined with time-restricted eating, will lead to weight loss in many

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In the U.S., 41.9% of adults are considered obese, with prevalence increasing from significantly in recent decades.

What’s driving this public health epidemic is the burning question, with a wide range of factors, from ultraprocessed foods and linoleic acid to environmental chemicals, likely playing prominent roles.

In a “60 Minutes” episode hosted by Lesley Stahl,

however, we see Pharma’s ongoing effort to categorize obesity as a disease — one that needs to be treated with drugs. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, an obesity doctor at Mass General Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, told Stahl obesity is a brain disease. “The brain tells us how much to eat and how much to store.”

Stanford suggests your brain has a certain set weight point that it maintains in your body by controlling food intake and energy storage. It could be a survival mechanism that evolved to help humans hold on to fat during periods of limited food.

“My last patient that I saw … was a young woman who’s 39 who struggles with severe obesity. She’s been working out five to six times a week, consistently. She’s eating very little. Her brain is defending a certain set point,” Stanford told Stahl.

Chronic stressors, she says, may cause your weight point to get reset to a higher number. “Maintain that weight for, let’s say, at least three to six months, then you recalibrate that set point to a different set point.”

Stanford also stated that the No. 1 cause of obesity is genetics.

“That means if you were born to parents that have obesity, you have a 50% to 85% likelihood of having the disease yourself even with optimal diet, exercise, sleep management, stress management.”

Stanford’s credibility is highly questionable, though, as she is an adviser to companies developing drugs for obesity, including Novo Nordisk, maker of Wegovy.

One problem with labeling obesity a brain disease or a genetic disorder is that it opens the floodgates for drug treatment. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics — instead of tackling the drivers of childhood obesity — gave a wholehearted endorsement for weight loss drugs and surgery in children as young as 12 and 13, respectively, in its updated childhood obesity guidance.

“There is no evidence to support either watchful waiting or unnecessary delay of appropriate treatment of children with obesity,” the guidance explains, instead setting the tone that early and aggressive drug and surgical treatment is warranted.

The “60 Minutes” interview also sets the tone that drug treatment is the solution, the only problems being a national shortage of certain medications, which Novo Nordisk says has since been remedied.

There’s also a lack of insurance coverage for some weight loss drugs, including Wegovy, which is given by injection once a week and costs more than $1,300 a month. Stanford said:

“If those that have the means are able to get them, yet the people that really need them are unable to, then that creates a greater disparity, right? The haves and the have nots.

The vast majority of people with obesity simply can’t afford Wegovy and most insurance companies refuse to cover it partly because, as AHIP — the health insurance trade association — explained in a statement, these drugs ‘have not yet been proven to work well for long-term weight management and can have complications and adverse impacts on patients.'”

Wegovy, for instance, can cause gastrointestinal side effects, including nausea and vomiting, and has raised concerns of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and retinopathy complications, including hemorrhage and blindness.

This does not include the law of unintended consequences in using a drug that in no way, shape or form addresses the cause of the disease, and will inevitably cause other complications that were not identified in the trials used to approve the drug.

Promoting weight loss drugs as the solution for obesity is criminally misleading and dangerous, as there is no magic pill for obesity. The closest I have seen to an effective drug for obesity, however, is Rimonabant,

which blocks endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, and 15 years ago was being promoted as the new “miracle” drug for obesity.

It works, but causes an increase in suicidal depression, so it was removed from the market — illustrating the law of unintended consequences in every drug I have ever seen for obesity. Still, there’s a lot to be learned about why Rimonabant worked for weight loss. In my interview with Tucker Goodrich on the topic of linoleic acid (LA), he explained:

“What Alheim and Ramston observed is that, back in 2006, there was a drug introduced called Rimonabant, which was an anti-obesity drug. It was a bit of a miracle drug. I want to quote this exactly because it’s so important to understand the effects that this drug had on humans.

‘Large randomized trials with Rimonabant have demonstrated efficacy in treatment of overweight and obese individuals with weight loss significantly greater than a reduced calorie diet alone.

In addition, multiple other cardiometabolic parameters were improved in the treatment groups, including increased levels of HDL, reduced triglycerides, reduced weight circumference, improved insulin sensitivity, decreased insulin levels. And in diabetic patients, improvements in HBA1C.’

This paper was released in 2007. Unfortunately, Rimonabant had a side effect that it caused people to want to kill themselves. So, it was withdrawn from the market and it largely killed research for several years into that area.”

Why does Rimonabant work to address the cause of obesity? Because it’s largely related to excess consumption of LA, an omega-6 polyunsaturated fat, or PUFA, which acts as a metabolic poison when consumed in excess quantities.

One of the ways LA increases weight is by stimulating the endocannabinoid receptors. This causes “the munchies,” very similar to cannabis. The drug effectively blocks this effect, causing people to lose weight. Goodrich explained:

“What Alheim did in 2012 was demonstrate that the mechanism behind Rimonabant is to block the metabolism of seed oils into the chemicals in your body and the endocannabinoid system that cause overeating. My experience when I stopped eating seed oils was that I forgot to eat carbohydrates.

The effect of Rimonabant in these mouse models is to make them crave carbohydrates and to stimulate them to eat sweet foods and carbohydrates. Everybody’s familiar with this effect. It’s called the munchies. And it’s what you get after you smoke pot, because the endocannabinoid system is the system that marijuana affects and the chemical that Rimonabant blocks is your body’s homologue to the THC in marijuana.

So essentially what we’ve done to ourselves is given ourselves a chronic case of the munchies, which is blocked by this unfortunately very harmful drug. This is as open and closed a case for causation as you’re going to find in the medical literature.

We have a human drug that treats this, and as I just read, it treats all these different aspects of this disease. And it works through this one pathway that we have a clear demonstration of in animal models. In this case, the drug is completely pointless because the dietary fix is well known and is simple.”

Soybean oil, which is rich in LA, is also linked to obesity. In 2015, a research team found soybean oil induced obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and fatty liver in mice. “Our results indicate that in mice a diet high in soybean oil is more detrimental to metabolic health than a diet high in fructose or coconut oil,” they wrote in PLOS One, concluding:

“While this study was in progress, two groups published papers with results similar to ours — namely, that a high fat diet supplemented with oils high in LA leads to obesity and fatty liver. Other studies have also shown that dietary LA can cause adiposity in humans and lead to hyperglycemia as well as obesity in mice.”

Two years later, they confirmed this by showing soybean oil modified to be low in LA caused less obesity and insulin resistance than the unmodified soybean oil.

Interestingly, in 2020 the team published additional research showing soybean oil.

Both the modified and unmodified versions produced genetic changes in the brains of mice, including pronounced effects on the hypothalamus, which regulates metabolism and stress responses.

In the case of the brain changes, LA was surprisingly ruled out as a cause, but it still identifies yet another reason to avoid consuming soy products, including soybean oil.

Collectively, consuming too much LA is the primary factor driving the overweight and obesity epidemics. The obvious solution? Radically limit PUFA and LA to not stimulate the endocannabinoid receptors in the first place. PUFA also impairs mitochondrial function to decrease energy production, along with impairing thyroid function, so there are additional reasons to cut way down on your intake, even if you’re not overweight.

Examples of seed oils high in omega-6 PUFAs include soybean, cottonseed, sunflower, rapeseed (canola), corn and safflower.

These processed seed oils and vegetable oils get integrated in your cell and mitochondrial membranes, and once these membranes are damaged,

it sets the stage for all sorts of health problems. With a half-life of 600 to 680 days,

it can take years to clear them out of your body.

They also get incorporated into tissues such as your heart and brain. One result of this could be memory impairment and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Canola oil, in particular, has been linked to Alzheimer’s.

Ideally, consider cutting LA down to below 7 grams per day, which is close to what our ancestors used to get before all of these chronic health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, became widespread.

To do so, you’ll need to avoid nearly all ultraprocessed foods, fast foods and restaurant foods, as virtually all of them contain seed oils. The easiest way to do this is to prepare the majority of your food at home so you know what you are eating.

Also, be aware that, because animals are fed grains that are high in linoleic acid,

it’s also hidden in “healthy” foods like chicken and pork, which makes these meats a major source that should be avoided. Olive oil is another health food that can be a hidden source of linoleic acid, as it’s often cut with cheaper seed oils. Instead, use tallow, ghee or butter to cook with. Ghee is better than butter as it has a higher smoke point.

If you’re not sure how much LA you’re eating, enter your food intake into Cronometer — a free online nutrition tracker — and it will provide you with your total LA intake. The key to accurate entry is to carefully weigh your food with a digital kitchen scale so you can enter the weight of your food to the nearest gram.

Cronometer will tell you how much omega-6 you’re getting from your food down to a 10th of a gram, and you can assume 90% of that is LA. Anything over 10 grams is likely to cause problems.

Many people will experience weight loss as a “side effect” of reducing intake of LA. However, time-restricted eating (TRE) is another simple yet powerful intervention for weight loss. Our ancient ancestors did not have access to food 24/7, so our genetics are optimized to having food at variable intervals, not every few hours.

When you eat every few hours for months, years or decades, never missing a meal, your body forgets how to burn fat as a fuel. TRE mimics the eating habits of our ancestors and restores your body to a more natural state that allows a host of metabolic benefits to occur.

If you’re overweight or obese, I recommend limiting your eating window to six to eight hours per day instead of the more than 12-hour window most people use.

In one study, people following TRE had significantly reduced body weight and fat mass, while preserving fat-free mass, along with improved blood pressure, fasting glucose and cholesterol profiles compared to those following a regular diet.

Ideally, stop eating for several hours before bedtime, then start your eating window in mid- to late morning after you wake up. TRE, combined with limiting LA intake, will help many people to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight, naturally.

Once you regain your metabolic flexibility then TRE becomes unnecessary, although it is still wise to not eat more than 12 hours per day, and to avoid food for three hours prior to bedtime, whatever your weight is.

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