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SLOBODIAN: Cells from hundreds of aborted fetuses could have been used to develop COVID vaccines

The continuing exploitation of countless hundreds of aborted babies is widespread. It’s a lucrative industry.

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We were told fetal tissue from only two healthy aborted babies led to the development of many vaccines. 

They were sacrificed decades ago, so it’s old news. Therefore, any concerns about ethics or morality are unfounded, or at least, overstated. 

We were also told that Johnson & Johnson used fetal cell cultures from one of those fetuses to develop its COVID-19 vaccine, but Pfizer and Moderna did not. 

As it turns out, that’s not so.

“The argument saying it all has to do with couple of babies from many years ago and none of this stuff is going on, that’s a lie,” said Dr. Jose Trasancos, CEO of the Texas-based non-profit Children of God for Life, which is devoted to ending the use of aborted children in biomedical research and commerce.

One cell line doesn’t equal one baby; but the continuing exploitation of countless hundreds of aborted babies is widespread. It’s a lucrative industry.

“Let’s just keep it to medical research because if we start talking about the use of fetal tissue in cosmetics or in food research, the river very quickly overflows with angst,” said Trasancos, widely regarded as a leading expert in this field.

“All three of the available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States — I’m not sure beyond Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna what’s available in Canada — made use of these aborted fetal cell lines in their research, in their foundational research, in their development, and in their testing before the initiated clinical trials,” 

Canada also approved AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

“For now, all vaccines for the COVID-19 virus being distributed are produced and/or tested with cell lines that originated from an aborted child.” 

He relies solely on information from peer-reviewed and published literature by scientists involved in research and development. He uses their own words.

An explosive report released Wednesday by Project Veritas adds credence to his claim. 

It exposed Pfizer’s attempts to hide the truth about using human embryonic kidney cells from aborted fetuses in its testing programs.

Whistleblower Melissa Strickler, a quality auditor with Pfizer, leaked company executives’ emails. 

One read: “One or more cell lines with an origin that can be traced back to human fetal tissue has been used in laboratory tests associated with the vaccine program.” 

“We’ve been trying as much as possible not to mention the fetal cell lines,” wrote Vanessa Gelman, Pfizer’s senior director of Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical Communication.

Many, including the Vatican, shrug off cell lines from those early abortions as necessary to combat viruses, organ failure, and disease. They pronounce it morally acceptable.

Molecular biologist and Catholic priest, Father Nicanor Austriaco, advanced the unfounded speculation that these cell lines were sourced from miscarriages.

“It took me about 15 minutes with a college-level biology textbook to referentially prove what he said is impossible. The tissues expelled from a miscarriage are days old. It’s dead tissue. You can’t establish a living cell line from dead tissue,” said Trasancos.

The fetal cell lines used to produce some of the COVID-19 vaccines come from two sources.

HEK-293 (Human Embryonic Kidney) is a kidney cell line isolated from a fetus in 1973 in the Netherlands. 

PER.CA, a retinal cell line isolated from an aborted fetus in 1985, is the cell line Johnson & Johnson used to develop its COVID-19 vaccine. 

“The narrowing of the argument to justify the cell lines is intellectually dishonest. It obscures the truth about the exploitation of aborted children in science and research,” said Trasancos.  

“One baby was the source of the tissue that established a cell line. But how many babies were involved in the entire effort is really the question.”

HEK 293 is the most common one used in biomedical research. Its records went missing. 

“Let’s focus on 293, which signifies the 293rd experiment in the series. The number of aborted children involved in the establishment of that cell line lies somewhere between one and 293. It was certainly more than one.”

“Here it kind of crosses the line into untruths. You are ignoring the facts of how those cell lines came to be. You’re also ignoring what’s happening today in the field of aborted fetal tissue research.”

Cell strains from aborted fetuses are used to develop numerous vaccines.

There are 1,559 catalogued cell strains representing a “far larger” number of abortions.

“A cell line is immortal. Most of what’s available in the marketplace and most of what’s used in many areas of research is called a cell strain. They do wear out and need to be replaced,” said Trasancos.

They replicate over a period consistent with the human life span, then age and stop.

“It’s a fact, not conjecture, that aborted fetal tissue is sought after and in demand and the medical research community has invested in techniques to improve the quality and the integrity of the tissues they harvest.”

“Aborted children are fed to this industry every single day.”

TOMORROW: Research methods used and alternatives being studied.

Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard
lslobodian@westernstandardonline.com

Linda Slobodian is the Manitoba Senior Columnist for the Western Standard. She has been an investigative columnist with the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, and Alberta Report. lslobodian@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Jennifer Dyck

    October 7, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you, Linda, for bringing this to the light. These gruesome practices feed an insatiable appetite that, taken as a whole is so horrible to contemplate, it is difficult to follow the bloody trail. Every universty and lab in the world is using aborted babies as feedstock for their macabre research. Texas seems to be the only place on the planet that is doing anything about it. Albertans’ tax dollars pay for approx 13,000 abortions per year.

  2. John Lankers

    October 7, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Again, something that was denounced as fake news or conspiracy theory has been proven true.

  3. Diane Latrace

    October 7, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    That is horrifying

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VENKATACHALAM & KAPLAN: Oil and gas production is essential to BC’s economy

Here’s another slice of statistical bread to consider: In 2017 the BC oil and gas industry purchased $5.6 billion worth of goods and services from other sectors.

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Guest column by Ven Venkatachalam and Lennie Kaplan of the Canadian Energy Centre

British Columbia has been producing oil and natural gas since 1952. In fact, as of 2018, BC produced 32% of Canada’s natural gas production and 2% of Canada’s conventional daily oil production. British Columbia collects royalties from oil and gas development, supporting the economic prosperity in the province.

Want to know how important the oil and natural gas industry is to the BC economy? Using customized Statistic Canada data from 2017 (the latest year available for this comparison), it turns out oil and gas in BC  generated about $18 billion in outputs, consisting primarily of the value of goods and services produced, as well as a GDP of $9.5 billion.

As for what most of us can relate to — jobs — the BC oil and gas industry was responsible for nearly 26,500 direct jobs and more than 36,100 indirect jobs (62,602 jobs in total) in 2017. Also relevant: The oil and gas sector paid out over $3.1 billion in wages and salaries to BC workers that year.

Here’s another slice of statistical bread to consider: In 2017 the BC oil and gas industry purchased $5.6 billion worth of goods and services from other sectors. That included $600 million from the finance and insurance sector, $770 million in professional services, and $2.8 billion from the manufacturing sector, to name just three examples.

Spending by the oil and gas sector in BC is not the only way to consider the impact of the industry. Given that a large chunk of the oil and gas sector is next door in Alberta, let’s look at what Alberta’s trade relationship with its westerly neighbour does for BC.

BC’s interprovincial trade in total with all provinces in 2017 amounted to $39.4 billion. Alberta was responsible for the largest amount at $15.4 billion, or about 38%, of that trade.

That share of BC’s trade exports is remarkable, given that Alberta’s share of Canada’s population was just 11.5 percent in 2017. Alberta consumers, businesses and governments buy far more from BC in goods and services than its population as a share of Canada would suggest would be the case. Alberta’s capital-intensive, high-wage-paying oil and gas sector is a major reason why.

If Alberta were a country, the province’s $15.4 billion in trade with BC would come in behind only the United States (about $22.3 billion in purchases of goods and services from BC) in 2017. In fact, Alberta’s importance to B.C. exports was ranked far ahead of China ($6.9 billion), Japan ($4.5 billion), and South Korea ($2.9 billion)—the next biggest destinations for BC’s trade exports.

BC has a natural advantage for market access in some respects when compared to the United States. For instance, BC’s coast is near to many Asian-Pacific markets than are U.S. Gulf Coast facilities. The distance between the U.S. Gulf Coast and to the Japanese ports of Himeji and Sodegaura is more than 9,000 nautical miles, compared to less than 4,200 nautical miles between those two Japanese ports and the coast of BC.

The recent demand for natural gas in Asia, especially Japan (the largest importer of LNG) and price increase for natural gas, presents an exciting opportunity for BC oil and gas industry. The IEA predicts that by 2024 , natural gas demand forecast in Asia will be up 7% from 2019’s pre-COVID-19  levels. 

Be it in employment, salaries and wages paid, GDP, or the purchase of goods and services, the impact of oil and natural gas (and Alberta) on BC’s economy and trade flows is significant.

Guest column by Ven Venkatachalam and Lennie Kaplan are with the Canadian Energy Centre

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SLOBODIAN: Schuler the black sheep of the Manitoba Tory family

While piously bleating about responsibility in a pandemic, these sheep are cleverly deflecting from their sinister stand on something they don’t support — one’s right to medical privacy.

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One Manitoba MLA — the only one of 57 — has the courage to fight for the right to protect private health information. 

The rest are either timidly silent or scampering to microphones to vilify this flock member for daring to not run with their sheep in-crowd. 

Progressive Conservative Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler is on the verge of getting ousted from Premier Heather Stefanson’s cabinet and banned from the legislature for refusing to reveal his COVID-19 vaccination status.

Stefanson decreed a COVID-19 vaccination mandate effective December 15 for everyone entering the building.

Years of hard work — Schuler was first elected in 1999, won five subsequent elections, and has held impressive posts — suddenly matter not. 

What about the constituents who democratically elected him to represent them? Pfft. Nobody cares.

Like health workers, teachers, oil workers, police officers, firefighters, restaurant employees, Manitobans from all walks of life who won’t comply with questionable, harsh forced mandates, Schuler may be deprived of a right to earn a living

And the lone elected voice of reason in perennial COVID-19 hysteria will be muzzled. 

The right to work is now taken away just because something irks elected officials. Not providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination irks them so much they casually destroy careers and lives.

Maybe Schuler’s vaccinated. Maybe he isn’t. He says it’s nobody’s business but his.

“As stated in the house, no one in Caucus is opposed to vaccinations, however, my personal health information is a private matter and I do not discuss my personal health information publicly,” said the Springfield-Ritchot MLA in a written statement to Western Standard.

He refuses media interview requests. Can’t blame him.

The Winnipeg Free Press polled all MLAs about their vaccination status. Aha! Schuler and Seine River PC MLA Janice Morley-Lecomte were outed for refusing to cough up personal information. Morley-Lecomte buckled to pressure and confirmed she’s vaccinated.

No one appears to have a problem with media infringing on liberty and freedom by giving itself licence to poke into something that — until COVID-19 was sacred — an individual’s right to keep health information private. 

In this COVID-19 madness, the obliging media increasingly oversteps boundaries it’s supposed to protect.

Angus Reid recently found 70% of 1,000 Canadians surveyed believe employees should be fired if they refuse to be vaccinated. That means they must reveal vaccination status which is private health information.

Would those surveyed feel the same way if a reporter chasing a story asked them about that embarrassing rash in private places, an abortion, reliance on anti-depressants, or any other medical conditions?

If so, it would be useless to run to one’s MLA for help. Readers revealed to me that one Manitoba MLA flippantly told an oil worker who refused the vaccine for religious convictions to just go get vaccinated. He lost his job. Another MLA coolly told a constituent to go hire a lawyer if she didn’t like the rules.

Schuler’s vaccination status commanded new attention when it was revealed that a 70-year-old assistant in his constituency office died of COVID-19. 

No details were provided on whether the assistant was vaccinated or where she contracted COVID-19. 

But NDP house leader and justice critic Nahanni Fontaine pounced, calling for Schuler to be booted from cabinet, saying it would be “unconscionable” if he remained.

To his credit, Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont said it would be wrong to jump to conclusions about the tragic death, but yes, Schuler should be tossed.

Health Minister Audrey Gordon told media she’s a “vaccine ambassador.”

“I’ve always tried to lead by example in my life. I’m a vaccine ambassador, and if others want to follow my lead, I strongly encourage them to do so,” said Gordon, who with two other cabinet ministers was outed for violating mandates whilst frolicking at a gala sans masks and social distancing.

Schuler has been participating in question period virtually for a few months. The chamber already only allows MLAs in who have received two doses.

Nonetheless, Stefanson imposed a tougher rule — get vaccinated or get banished. 

Back to the NDP’s Fontaine who told the Winnipeg Sun MLAs must “step up.” 

“And if MLAs don’t stand up, who the heck is supposed to step up?”

Oh, the irony of chastising an MLA who is doing exactly that. Schuler is stepping up heroically, not only for himself but for all being bullied into sharing personal information.

Former Ontario privacy commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian recently told Blacklock’s Reporter she rejects vaccine passports in any form.

“You’re talking about people’s personal health information. That is between your doctor and yourself. Now all of that has changed … I find it abhorrent,” said Cavoukian.

“People’s health status is considered to be the most private, sensitive information they have … The problem is privacy protection measures, once they are lifted in an emergency, are seldom restored.” 

Schuler appears to understand the sinister ramifications of that. This is about more than him.

The premier and MLAs who choose to represent only Manitobans who dutifully obey them may silence him.

While piously bleating about responsibility in a pandemic, these sheep are cleverly deflecting from their sinister stand on something they don’t support — one’s right to medical privacy.

Baaaa….

Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard
lslobodian@westernstandardonline.com

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LOGAN: It’s time to divest from Suzuki

“It’s time to send a message to Suzuki where it will hurt the most – his donors.”

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Eco-alarmist David Suzuki has become more than just your everyday environmental activist — he’s become a well-known Canadian brand.

And it’s a brand that helped create the David Suzuki Foundation, which in 2020 raised more than $13 million for various environmental causes.

But what happens when the namesake of your charitable foundation not only feeds into, but repeats the dangerous rhetoric being employed by extreme environmental groups like Extinction Rebellion?

It was at an Extinction Rebellion event in Victoria in November that Suzuki crossed the line between peaceful activism and extremism.

“There are going to be pipelines blown up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on,” vowed the 85-year-old activist, best known for hosting CBC’s The Nature of Things.

And he wasn’t ready to back down following the outrage sparked by his comments, telling Victoria’s CHEK News it was “absurd” for people to think he was inciting violence and didn’t regret his comment.

“I meant it. I said it. I regret that the media … would take the context of that article, which was a fine report, and put the headline that totally slants it as if I’m inciting violence,” Suzuki said.

The Foundation that bears his name was quick to distance itself from the co-founder’s comments, saying Suzuki wasn’t speaking on their behalf.

Suzuki eventually apologized for his remarks, saying they were said out of “extreme frustration,” and not meant to support violence.

But despite the apology, Suzuki refused to condemn Extinction Rebellion’s defense of his own comments, which only further raised the temperature.

“Not only will pipelines be blown up, but we can be certain that world leaders will be put on trial for treason or worse — be killed,” said Extinction Rebellion’s National Action & Strategy Coordinator Zain Haq, doubling down on Suzuki’s comment.

It’s time to send a message to Suzuki where it will hurt the most — his donors.

You can send a letter today to the David Suzuki Foundation’s largest donors telling them that his violent rhetoric is unacceptable. Just click on this link.

If activists like Suzuki won’t hold themselves accountable, you can do your part to make them accountable to the people who write their paycheque.

Let these companies and foundations know that it’s time to divest from Suzuki!

Guest column by Shawn Logan with the Canadian Energy Centre

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