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COVID Conspiracies, Iranian Drones, and Office Losses: A World of Woe

Catch the latest in health, politics, and economics from COVID-19 conspiracies to Iranian drones, and trillion-dollar office losses, we’re navigating a world of woe.

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In the realm of health and medicine, Dr. Peter Canaday, a former radiologist with the Taranaki District Health Board, has been found guilty of professional misconduct for spreading Covid-19 and vaccine misinformation. The charges stemmed from a radio interview and two online presentations in 2021, where he made unfounded claims about the vaccine’s link to sterility, miscarriages, and deaths. The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal concluded that Canaday’s conduct was likely to undermine public confidence in the Pfizer vaccine and discredit the medical profession.

Meanwhile, over 100 candidates for public office and numerous current officeholders in 35 states have publicly called for the immediate discontinuation of COVID-19 vaccines due to safety concerns. Led by Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, president of Americans for Health Freedom (AHF), the group claims that over 17,000 physicians support their cause. The declaration accuses vaccine manufacturers of withholding safety and efficacy information and calls for legal consequences.

In international news, a recent drone strike on a US troop base in Jordan has raised questions about the effectiveness of the US air defense system and electronic warfare capabilities. The attack, which the US government attributes to Iran-backed militant groups, has revealed vulnerabilities in US forces’ detection and neutralization capabilities. The strategic significance of the attack is underscored by the deployment of an Iranian naval drone carrier in the Gulf of Oman, suggesting that Iran is prepared to close the Strait of Hormuz if the US retaliates.

On the domestic front, the state of New York is considering a plan to hire around 4,000 migrants and asylum seekers for jobs that are allegedly hard to recruit for. The proposal aims to create “transitional” titles with requirements more in line with the candidates’ qualifications. Once in these jobs, the workers would receive training and support to help them gain the necessary skills to be eligible for permanent roles.

In the economic sphere, Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht predicts losses on office properties hitting $1 trillion due to the lasting legacy of remote work from the pandemic. Sternlicht criticized the Federal Reserve for leaving a “serious mess” in the real estate market. The US office market marked its fifth straight quarter of negative net absorption of office space in the last quarter of 2021, with the overall office vacancy rate rising to a 30-year high of 18.6%.

Lastly, a shift towards community-focused institutions and the decline of individual privilege is being observed, drawing parallels to historical periods of decreased inequality. The text introduces demography expert Neil Howe and discusses the cyclical nature of crises occurring every 80 years. The text also discusses concerns about the increasing alignment of nations into powerful groups, the high level of national government debt in the US, and the potential for inflation to address the debt.

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Billionaire Starwood CEO Warns of $1 Trillion Losses in Ailing Office Market

The ailing office market is headed for $1 trillion of losses, billionaire and Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht said.

Source | Submitted by rhollenb

Generational Expert Neil Howe Discusses the Impending Crisis and the Shift in Values and Wealth Distribution

I think what's important to think about is the full range of generational experiences that leads to each group born in every quadrant of that cycle. That's what we look at. Life looks very differently to a Gen Xer who's raised his kids during an awakening than it does to a member of the silent generation who raised kids during the Great Depression and World War II. They see life in fundamentally different ways as they grow older.

Source | Submitted by rhollenb

“Exploring Government Surveillance, Digital Currencies, and the Decline of the US as a Global Power”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVkCXDyu8DA&t=284s

Source | Submitted by rhollenb

New York Considers Hiring Migrants Over Legal Residents in Job Proposal

These individuals are able to perform many of the core duties of the positions that state agencies seek to fill.

Source | Submitted by pinecarr

Over 100 Candidates and Elected Officials Call for Investigation into COVID-19 Vaccines

We declare, and the data confirms that COVID-19 experimental genetic therapy injections must end.

Source | Submitted by Walberga

US Troop Base in Jordan Attacked by Drones, Raises Concerns Over Defense Systems and Regional Conflict

This is a major embarrassment and a message for the US and its allies... The implications of all of this are enormous. Now, even the smallest maritime country, at a relatively low cost, can project force and inflict harm on the traditionally dominant actors.

Source | Submitted by Slin

Doctor Found Guilty of Professional Misconduct for Spreading Covid-19 and Vaccine Falsehoods

The tribunal decision found aspects of the charge against Canaday were 'not individually proven to be professional misconduct, but when considered cumulatively could amount to professional misconduct'.

Source | Submitted by Kiwibug

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