UK MP Suggests People Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Work Without COVID Vaccine

18-11-20 11:42:00,

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,

A British MP faced backlash Monday after suggesting that employees in the UK should not be allowed to go to work unless they can prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, when the shot becomes available.

“If vaccination works and if we’re confident it’s safe, and all indications so far are good, then I can certainly see the day when businesses say: ‘Look, you’ve got to return to the office and if you’re not vaccinated you’re not coming in,’” said Tom Tugendhat.

“And I can certainly see social venues asking for vaccination certificates,” Tugendhat added.

Far from being some extreme leftist politician, Tugendhat is a Conservative MP, he chairs the foreign affairs committee under Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s government.

Tugendhat also suggested that there are precedents for requiring vaccinations for foreign travel.

“I remember when I used to travel rather more than I do now – when you go into certain countries you had to show a yellow fever certificate and if you did not have a yellow fever certificate you weren’t allowed in the country and that was that,” said Tugendhat.

“There was no debates, no appeals and no further requests. And I can see a situation where yes, of course you’re free not to have the vaccine, but there are consequences,” he added.

Tugendhat also suggested that vaccine status could even be required to use public transport, saying “It would depend what the public services were, and who and when, so I wouldn’t want to start predicting.”

“But I do think that if things are shown to be safe then rejecting them when they have a wider effect on the whole of society is going to have consequences,” the MP added.

Tom Tugendhat, Conservative MP & Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, has stated he could “certainly see the day” when people are refused entry into pubs & restaurants, and they may not be allowed to return to their workplace until they’ve had the vaccine.

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Iran suggests US cyberattack led to weapons system failure that killed 176 people

19-01-20 12:41:00,

Iran suggests US
cyberattack led to weapons system failure
that killed 176 people

By ICH & Agencies

January 16, 2020 “

Clearing House
” – Iran is
investigating how a cyberattack by the US may have
been the reason why the Iranian weapon system
operator confused the passenger aircraft for a
cruise missile.

The Iranians believe that the Americans disabled
their radar system after Iran fired missiles at US
troops housed in Iraqi bases in Anbar and Erbil.

Iran Guardian Council chairman Ahmad Jannati stated
Wednesday that “enemy sabotage” cannot be ruled out,
while Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi directly
suggested that US military forces hacked Iran’s
radar systems to make it appear that the airliner,
containing 176 people, was an incoming missile.
Abdollahi claimed that the operator of the missile
fired at the plane had difficulty in receiving the
message of the command center when the alert about
cruise missiles was removed and mistook the plane
for an incoming American missile.

Abdollahi also said the possibility of involvement
of enemy infiltrators in the air defense system was
being probed by the Iranian intelligence bodies and
could not be ruled out yet.

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Study Suggests That Planting More Hemp Could Help Maintain Bee Populations

14-12-19 01:06:00,

By John Vibes

According to a study published in the journal Biomass and Bioenergy earlier this year, planting more hemp could help to maintain bee populations which have become dangerously low in recent years. The study was conducted by researchers at Colorado State University, who set up harm-free traps for bees at large hemp farms throughout the state. They spent about five days during peak growing season collecting bees from the various farms to see how many were attracted to the hemp crops.

The researchers noted in their study that since hemp plants produce large amounts of pollen, bees are often attracted to them. Hemp plants are especially attractive to bees because they are “wind pollinated, dioecious and staminate.”

The abstract of the study explained that, “A total of 23 different genera of bees were collected of which the European honeybee, Apis mellifera at 38% of the total abundance was the most dominant followed by Melissodes bimaculata at 25% and Peponapis pruinosa at 16%. These three genera made up nearly 80% of the total abundance.”

Essentially, hemp plants produce a large amount of pollen, which means that the crop could be a great benefit to bee populations as the industry continues to grow.

“While hemp does not produce any nectar, the pollen rich nature of the flowers can make hemp an ecologically valuable crop. In addition, access to crucial phytochemicals through pollen and nectar from diverse plant sources is important for improved survival and pathogen tolerance in honey bees. Further studies analyzing the nutritive value of hemp pollen, would provide strong evidence in support of the ecological benefits,” the study concluded.

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However, the researchers also voiced concerns that there will be an issue with pests on the crops as the industry expands. This could lead to companies using various pesticides, which will interfere with their ability to pollinate, and could even potentially harm bees.

“Our results documenting bee diversity in flowering hemp provides the impetus for the development of integrated pest management plans that protect pollinators while controlling pests,” the researchers advised.

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Study Suggests Hemp Batteries Are More Powerful Than Lithium and Graphene

05-10-19 09:25:00,

By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory

Hemp is an incredibly versatile crop. Not only can it be used for industrial purposes, clothing, food, and paper, but new research suggests hemp batteries are even more powerful than lithium and graphene.

The experiment was conducted by Robert Murray Smith and was discussed on his relatively popular YouTube channel. Smith began by observing a Volts by Amps curve of both the hemp and lithium batteries. Surprisingly, the power underneath the hemp cell was a value of 31 while that of the lithium cell had a value of just 4.

Smith doesn’t claim to have proven anything. Rather, he says the results of the experiment simply show the performance of the hemp cell is “significantly better” than the lithium cell. Watch the video below:

This discovery isn’t new. In 2014, researchers in the US found that waste fibers — “shiv” — from hemp crops can be transformed into “ultrafast” super capacitors that are “better than graphene.” For those who are unaware, graphene is a unique synthetic carbon material that is lighter than foil, as well as bulletproof. The main limit to using it is feasibility. Fortunately, hemp costs one-thousandth of the price of graphene.

“People ask me: why hemp? I say, why not?” said Dr. Mitlin. “We’re making graphene-like materials for a thousandth of the price – and we’re doing it with waste.”

In the 2014 experiment, the team, led by Dr David Mitlin of Clarkson University, New York, “cooked” leftover bast fibre — the inner bark of the plant that typically ends up in landfills — into carbon nanosheets. The process is called hydrothermal synthesis. 

The fibers were then recycled into supercapacitors, or energy storage devices which have changed the way electronics are powered. Conventional batteries store large reservoirs of energy and drip-feed. Supercapacitors, on the other hand, rapidly discharge their entire load. As a result, the latter is ideal in machines that require sharp bursts of power.

“People ask me: why hemp? I say, why not?” said Dr. Mitlin. “We’re making graphene-like materials for a thousandth of the price.”

According to Mitlin,

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