Two toddlers rescued from fire at Marsiling flat

The fire involved contents of a bedroom in a second floor unit in Marsiling. (Photo: SCDF)

SINGAPORE: Police officers rescued two toddlers from a fire that had broken out at a Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat in Marsiling late on Wednesday night (Jun 22).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it had been alerted to the fire at Block 218 Marsiling Crescent at around 10.40pm.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire was raging and thick black smoke was coming from the unit.

The fire involved the contents of a bedroom in a second-floor unit, said SCDF in a Facebook post, adding that the blaze was extinguished with one water jet.

“As a result of the fire, the entire unit was affected by heat and smoke damage,” it added.

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4 people wounded by man on stabbing rampage in New Zealand

Police set up a cordon and search area around a suburb of Auckland following reports of multiple stabbings on Jun 23, 2022. (Photo: AP/Michael Craig, New Zealand Herald)

WELLINGTON: A man wounded four people in a stabbing rampage on Thursday (Jun 23) in New Zealand’s biggest city before bystanders brought him to the ground, authorities said.

Police District Commander Naila Hassan said that the suspect in the Auckland attack was in custody.

“This was an extremely fast-moving incident, where our police staff responded quickly, apprehended the offender and prevented further harm to our communities,” Hassan said.

No motive for the attack was immediately apparent.

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Singapore confirms imported case of monkeypox after flight attendant develops fever and rashes

File photo of monkeypox vesicles on a hand. (Photo: iStock)

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed one imported case of monkeypox infection in Singapore.

The patient is a 42-year-old British national who works as a flight attendant. MOH said the man was in Singapore between Jun 15 and Jun 17, and again on Jun 19 as he flew in and out of Singapore.

He tested positive for monkeypox on Jun 20.

He is currently warded in at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and his condition is stable. Contact tracing is ongoing, said MOH.

The man had onset of headache on Jun 14 and fever on Jun 16. These symptoms subsequently resolved, and he then developed skin rashes on Jun 19.

MOH said the man sought medical attention via teleconsultation on the night of Jun 19, and was conveyed to NCID on Jun 20 for further assessment.

“Contact tracing is ongoing for the affected flights and for the duration of his stay in Singapore. During this period, he had largely remained in his hotel room, except to visit a massage establishment, and eat at three food establishments on Jun 16.

“In general, the risk of transmission to visitors at these locations is low, as data has shown that monkeypox transmits through close physical or prolonged contact. All four locations visited by the case are undergoing cleaning and disinfection,” said MOH.

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Joe Biden Says the Quiet Part Out Loud: We Need More Money… There’s Gonna be Another Pandemic (VIDEO)

Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered remarks on Covid-19 vaccines for children under the age of 5.

The FDA this week authorized Covid vaccines for children under 5 so Biden is out promoting the jabs to toddlers and babies.

A reporter asked Joe Biden how many Covid vaccines the US has for children and how many children will be able to get vaccinated before he needs more money from Congress.

Biden said we can get through at least this year.

Then he said the quiet part out loud.

Biden said we need more money because there is going to be another pandemic.

“We need more money. We don’t just need more money for vaccines for children, we need more money to plan for the second pandemic. There’s gonna be another pandemic,” said Biden.


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Stage 5: Purges, Genocide, and Total Control

Using the crisis of stage 4 as an excuse, the totalitarian government now seizes absolute control over the lives of its citizens. The regime overcomes the enemies of stages 3 and 4. It begins brutally enforcing its “utopia” and ideology on the populace. This stage also sees the greatest atrocities committed against the populace because resistance to the totalitarian regime has been crushed. The people are defenseless and demoralized. Nothing stands between the regime and its victims. This stage involves mass killings as the regime liquidates any remaining enemies while seeking to control every detail of citizens’ lives.

During the latter stages of the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety received dictatorial powers to defeat anyone who opposed the revolutionary government. During 1793–94, the CPS eliminated rival revolutionary groups before passing a law that suspended citizens’ rights to a public trial or legal assistance and gave the jury only two options, acquittal or death. The result was horrifying: throughout France, three hundred thousand suspects were arrested, seventeen thousand were executed, and about ten thousand died in prison or without trial.

But it was nothing compared to the Red Terror and Joseph Stalin’s purges. The party used the attempted assassination of Lenin as justification for intense persecution of its enemies. Tens of thousands of people became victims, as discussed in Richard Pipes’s The Russian Revolution. But Lenin’s handiwork was only a precursor to Stalin’s “purges” of political enemies. Historians are divided on just how many people Stalin killed, but estimates reach as high as sixty million.

Estimates of the people killed by Hitler and his Nazi Party vary as well. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the figure stands at seventeen million, but only God knows for certain.

In addition to carrying out mass killings, established totalitarian regimes seek to control everyday life through measures like censorship, propaganda, gun control, and internal passports.

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Stage 2: The False Savior and the First Revolution

After identifying and appealing to the people’s discontent, the totalitarian presents himself as a savior. In stage 2, the revolutionary totalitarian enacts a dramatic change to “solve” the problems and discontent of stage 1.

To find a solution for its debt crisis, the French government called the Estates General assembly to advise the king on what to do. The Third Estate quickly claimed full governmental authority as the “National Assembly.” The National Assembly wanted to draw up a new constitution that would change the nature of the government to deal with injustices. After the storming of the Bastille, peasants in rural areas revolted against their lords. The National Assembly declared feudalism abolished and introduced the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. With the execution of Louis XVI on January 21, 1793, the first stage of the revolution was over. The regicide left a massive power vacuum. Various groups struggled to fill this hole, but in the end, the Jacobins—the radicals—dominated the new revolutionary government.

In the Russian Revolution, the Bolsheviks took advantage of the food riots that began early in 1917. When the military began siding with the rioting workers, rather than restoring law and order, Tsar Nicholas knew all was lost. He abdicated on March 2, 1917 (and was later shot). The Bolshevik-run Petrograd Soviet quickly took control of post-tsarist Russia. Their slogan—Peace, Land, and Bread—attracted many frightened and angry people to them as to a savior. On November 6–7, they staged a coup that finally overturned the provisional government.

The initial rise of Nazism in Germany was less bloody but similarly based on messianic promises. Capitalizing on the resentment in Germany due to the Versailles Treaty and global economic downturn in 1929, the Nazi Party grew in size and influence. The Nazis had attempted a violent coup in November 1923 but had failed, and they turned to legal means of gaining control of the government. Due to Hitler’s skill with propaganda, the Nazi Party won more and more of the vote by the early 1930s. Eventually, it was the second-biggest political party in the country. At this point, Hitler was demanded that President Paul von Hindenburg appoint him chancellor, which Hindenburg agreed to in 1933. This was not a violent revolution, but the failed 1923 attempt shows the party’s violent tendencies.

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Chinese economy wins global vote of confidence, with resilience shoring up world recovery

* As China is bringing its economy back onto a path of stable growth, global investors and international economists have adopted a more bullish outlook for the Chinese economy, casting a vote of confidence in the world’s economic thruster.

* To cope with the challenges and shore up growth, China’s policymakers have rolled out a package of targeted measures, while resolutely pushing forward its dynamic zero-COVID approach to containing the pandemic.

* As one of the few bright spots amid a gloomy global economic landscape, the Chinese economy has won a vote of confidence from global investors and economists with its extraordinary resilience and robust momentum.

BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhua) — A series of recently-released economic barometers indicate that the Chinese economy has bounced back after having weathered shocks of the latest COVID-19 resurgence, revealing resilience and certainty in the still faltering global recovery.

“Overall, China’s economy has gradually overcome the negative impact of the epidemic and showed a momentum of recovery,” Fu Linghui, spokesperson for the National Bureau of Statistics, said when speaking of China’s recent economic performance.

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China’s mountainous areas explore new ways to generate wealth through green assets

*  In recent years, counties located in the Dabie Mountains including Yuexi, Huoshan and Jinzhai in east China’s Anhui Province have successively become the practice and innovation base for the “two mountains” concept, according to which “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets.”

*  Guided by this concept, different areas in the Dabie Mountains are exploring the new path of green development based on their local realities.

HEFEI, June 19 (Xinhua) — After receiving a notice to move out of the mountains of Yuexi County in east China’s Anhui Province where he has lived for decades, Zhang Zeren, although a little reluctantly, decided to comply.

A biodiversity conservation center is to be built in this place and a high-end ecological health and wellness industry will be developed based on the conservation center.

“Utilizing the green resources while protecting them rather than leaving them hidden deep in the mountains is an excellent approach,” said Zhang, a forest ranger.

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Prince Warned Humanity About ‘New World Order’ Plans For Mandatory Vaccines in 1996

Lyrics embedded deep in a Prince album track released 26 years ago eerily prophesied a future that has come to pass. since the Covid-19 pandemic was unleashed on an unsuspecting public. Exposing the New World Order’s plans for mRNA style vaccines that alter biology and act as tracking devices, as well as the elites’ transhumanism agenda, it was almost as though Prince had inside knowledge of the New World Order’s plans for humanity.

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Stage 4: The Crisis

Stage 4 prepares the way for the totalitarian government to grasp total control over those under its rule. It consists of a crisis moment, which may be either a real threat or a false flag that seems to threaten the nation.

By 1793, the French Revolution was at a crisis point. Defenders of the old order rose up on all sides to crush the new order. Austrian and Prussian armies encircled France, while the Vendéean peasants revolted against the revolutionary government and army. And so, in the name of “public safety,” the government decided to take harsh measures against all enemies of the revolution. And so, of course, they needed more control. This was the task of the Committee of Public Safety, and it suffered from no scruple in its methods.

On August 3, 1918, Lenin was shot after giving a speech at a factory. While recovering in the hospital, he wrote to a subordinate, “It is necessary secretly—and urgently—to prepare the terror.” This initiated a campaign of mass killings and detentions by the government, known to history as the Red Terror. As always, the justification for these acts was the “emergency” indicated by the attempted assassination. The “radicals” and “counterrevolutionaries” were allegedly “at the gate,” and it was necessary to use extreme measures to deal with this imminent “threat.” So the rhetoric went. And so it always goes.

Hitler also used a “state of emergency” to justify his clampdown. On February 27, 1933, the Reichstag went up in flames. In response, Herman Gorrin, minister of the interior, ordered a raid on Communist headquarters, allegedly for evidence of sedition and a Communist plot to attack public buildings. This, in Hitler’s mind, was the signal for seizing complete control. On February 28, the cabinet abolished freedom of speech, assembly, privacy, and the press. Around four thousand people were arrested that night. This “crisis,” with the usual language about safety and countering threats, ushered in totalitarianism in Germany.

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