Redneck Dentist – Episode 16
Red Neck Moment of the Week RNMW
Did you see that teenager push the momma bear off a fence in her back yard?
100 tons of fossil fuel is in each wind turbine, or used in the materials of a wind turbine.
Limiting access to energy, fossil fuels is a great way to kill off third world populations. Food and goods made in 1st world countries won’t make it to the third world countries, because there won’t be enough to go around.
Timber harvesting and forest fires – Oregon Fires of 2020
China dominates the global supply chain for solar power and is the leading exporter of solar panels and critical components for making solar panels. For instance, about 95 percent of solar modules rely on one mineral — solar-grade polysilicon, and China produces 80 percent of the world supply of polysilicon. Xinjiang alone is responsible for 45 percent of the world’s supply of polysilicon. Such a high level of production requires a significant supply of labor.
The Sheffield Hallam University report, titled “In Broad Daylight: Uyghur Forced Labor and Global Solar Supply Chains,” shows how China’s booming solar industry has been tainted by the forced labor of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang.
Researchers learned that Chinese-government agents or labor recruiters would go door-to-door to each Uyghur or Kazakh household, assigning everyone a numeric value and one of three categories — “controlled,” “general,” or “assured.” The points and the categories would determine where each person would be placed for work. No one was exempt. Anyone who hesitated would have to endure daily visits or harassment until they relented. Those Uyghurs or Kazakhs who already had family members in internment camps were told that their participation in the work-placement program would help speed up the release of their imprisoned family members. Basically, the government made an offer that no one could refuse. Once in the programs, minority workers were under “constant threat of internment,” so they couldn’t walk away from a job they didn’t want in the first place.
U.K. researchers concluded that these government-run labor-transfer programs deny Uyghur and minority workers “the human right to free choice of employment afforded by Article 23 of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights” and thus are “tantamount to forcible transfer of populations and enslavement.”
Researchers identified at least eleven solar companies that directly engaged in forced minority-labor transfer in Xinjiang. In addition, about 90 Chinese and international solar companies’ supply chains are affected by forced minority laborers. For example, all four of Xinjiang’s polysilicon manufacturers — Daqo, TBEA (and subsidiary Xinte), Xinjiang GCL, and East Hope — have reported their participation in the Chinese government’s labor-transfer programs or are supplied by raw-materials companies that have. Daqo is worth a special mention because it is a supplier to the four largest solar-module manufacturers globally — JinkoSolar, Trina Solar, LONGi Green Energy, and J.A. Solar. The U.K. report also found that China produced an additional 30 percent of the world supply of polysilicon outside Xinjiang in 2020, a significant portion of which might also be tainted with forced labor from Xinjiang.
Besides the use of forced labor, Chinese suppliers to solar companies are known for their inefficient production process. For example, according to the report, solar company Hoshine’s Xinjiang facility pays workers to crush silicon by hand at a rate of $6.50 per ton. In addition, the process of turning silicon into polysilicon demands a significant amount of electricity. In Xinjiang, electricity is mostly generated by coal, an industry that the Chinese government heavily subsidizes. The availability of cheap coal is one of the main reasons Xinjiang has become China’s most important solar hub. Not surprisingly, Chinese solar suppliers in Xinjiang have produced high carbon emissions because of their dependency on coal.
In a newly resurfaced paper from 2012, Dr. Anthony Fauci argued that the benefits of gain-of-function research are worth the increased risk of a potential pandemic-causing lab accident.
Despite the risks involved, Fauci called gain-of-function experiments “important work” in his 2012 writing:
In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events, what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic? Many ask reasonable questions: given the possibility of such a scenario – however remote – should the initial experiments have been performed and/or published in the first place, and what were the processes involved in this decision?
Scientists working in this field might say – as indeed I have said – that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks. It is more likely that a pandemic would occur in nature, and the need to stay ahead of such a threat is a primary reason for performing an experiment that might appear to be risky.
Within the research community, many have expressed concern that important research progress could come to a halt just because of the fear that someone, somewhere, might attempt to replicate these experiments sloppily. This is a valid concern.
The Weekend Australian report adds that Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, did not alert senior White House officials before lifting a ban on gain-of-function research in 2017.
In 2014, the Obama administration paused funding for gain-of-function experiments in 22 fields, including those involving SARS, influenza and MERS because of the increased risk such experimentation carries of causing a pandemic. In 2012, when Fauci authored the paper supporting gain-of-function research, there was a voluntary ban on such experiments related to highly infectious influenza viruses.
Yet the EcoHealth Alliance diverted $600,000 in grants from the NIH to the WIV in the form of sub-grants from 2014 through 2019, for the purpose of studying bat coronaviruses.
Non Covid update
Zheng Songguo, a former professor at Ohio State University (OSU), pleaded guilty in November to lying on his National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications, in order to use $4.1 million in research grants to develop the fields of rheumatology and immunology for China, the department said.
He was arrested last May in Anchorage, Alaska, as he was preparing to board a charter flight to China in an attempt to flee the United States. When taken into custody, he was carrying multiple items, including two laptops, three cell phones, several USB drives, several bars of silver, expired Chinese passports for his family, and deeds for property in China.
The judge also ordered Zheng to pay more than $3.4 million in restitution to the NIH and about $413,000 to OSU.
This is ironic:
“American research funding is provided by the American taxpayer for the benefit of American society—not as an illicit gift to the Chinese government,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers for the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
Like funding for gain of function of viruses to make viruses more infectious, adhere to respiratory cells stronger, cause more harm, etc.
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