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Lithuania vaccinated ~75% of its adults and instituted a very strict vaccine pass program: Rates are still rising, but civil liberties are vanishing

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© Centre of Registers/Screengrab
Covid-19 map of Lithuania from May of 2020
You'll never BELIEVE what happened next. (Or maybe you will.)

For months, Lithuania - once the home of peaceful and surprisingly effective resistance to Soviet tyranny - has engaged in increasingly strict medical fascism.

Adults who refuse the Covid vaccine are essentially barred from work, shopping, and public life. Even food shopping and visits to doctors are difficult. Violators face hefty fines.

A Lithuanian who goes by "gluboco" has catalogued the restrictions:

Comment: Twitter user Gluboco Lietuva has documented the precipitous decline in Lithuania's civil liberties in a long, disturbing thread beginning here:

and ending here:

The complete thread may be read here.


Russian Lockdown Lite: Moscow mayor decrees another two weeks of 'non-working days' to 'lower Covid infection rates'

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© Alexander Zemilianichenko/AP
Medics with special suits in Moscow City Clinical Hospital No. 52
"You deal with your lockdowns first, then we can shake hands."

Those were the words with which Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament, greeted a group of European delegates last June at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an event hailed as a grand ceremony to signal Russia's emergence from the pandemic. Four months later, infections and deaths from COVID-19 have skyrocketed in Russia amid intractable vaccine hesitancy and pandemic fatigue, and various stay-at-home measures have been introduced across the country to curb the rapid spread of the virus.

And on October 21, Moscow announced it was imposing the kind of lockdown that Matviyenko, and many other Russian officials, had publicly ridiculed.

The announcement by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin -- who avoided the word "lockdown" but ordered so-called "nonworking days" and the closure of most indoor public spaces between October 28 and November 7 -- came the same day authorities reported a record 36,339 new coronavirus cases throughout Russia and 1,036 deaths from the illness in the previous 24 hours.

Sobyanin wrote in a message posted to his website:
"The situation in Moscow is developing according to the worst-case scenario. In coming days we will reach historical peaks in terms of COVID infection."Calling a paid holiday "the most effective way to lower the infection and fatality rates from COVID. Spend more time breathing fresh air in the park, among other things."
Previous experiments with "nonworking days" show that Russians sometimes take such advice quite literally. In March 2020, a weeklong holiday aimed at curbing community transmission prompted hundreds to flood Sochi and other Black Sea resort towns and gather at parks to grill kebabs and enjoy time off work.

Comment: That journalist is confused: lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations and medical apartheid have resulted in an EXPLOSION of hospitalizations in those countries most ardently applying such.

The Russian government isn't worried about overloaded hospitals because it knows that such doesn't happen UNLESS you go full-Covid with medical apartheid.

Putin et al are apparently trying to balance appeasement of whatever forces 'up there' are demanding Full-Spectrum Covid against not triggering mass popular unrest.

Apple Green

Sinister Rockefeller food system agenda - They created it, and now want to destroy it

No one group has done more to damage our global agriculture and food quality than the Rockefeller Foundation. They began in the early 1950s after the War to fund two Harvard Business School professors to develop vertical integration, which they named "Agribusiness." The farmer became the least important. They then created the fraudulent Green Revolution in Mexico and India in the 1960s and later the pro-GMO Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa - since 2006. Money from the Rockefeller Foundation literally created the disastrous GMO genetically-altered plants with their toxic glyphosate pesticides. Now, again, the foundation is engaged in a major policy change in global food and agriculture - and it's not good.

In their latest report, True Cost of Food: Measuring What Matters to Transform the U.S. Food System, the Rockefeller Foundation is deeply engaged in a coordinated effort to radically change the way we produce food and how we calculate its true cost. They claim it is part of a global consensus, through the UN, to create "sustainable" agriculture amid the ongoing Covid breakdown crisis. Far from being a positive change, it is intended to radically change our access to healthy food and our choice of what we eat. The foundation, which has just released the second food report in two years, is partnering with the Davos World Economic Forum and big agribusiness to lead the drive. Their new slogan is "True Cost of Food."

Comment: It's certainly one aspect of the conspiracy. Ultimately though, much of these grand designs are just PR masking the fact that food shortages have already kicked in due to crop failures and mass die-offs of cattle. They WANT you to believe they're fully in control, but actually their control is slipping away. Hence the recent surge in draconian measures to 'lock people in' to the elites' deadly embrace...


Baldwin shooting incident: Court documents reveal Assistant Director - who worked on The Crow sequel - unknowingly handed actor loaded gun

Comment: That is one freaky-deaky coincidence...

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An assistant director handed Alec Baldwin a prop firearm and yelled "cold gun" before the actor fired and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, according to court documents.

The "cold gun" remark was meant to indicate that the weapon did not have live rounds, according to an affidavit for a search warrant for the movie set filed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office and obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT.

According to the affidavit, Baldwin was handed one of three prop guns by assistant director David Halls that were set up in a cart by an armorer.

Halls did not know there were live rounds in the gun, the affidavit said.

But when the actor fired the gun, a live round hit Hutchins, 42, in the chest and wounded Souza, 48, who was nearby, according to the affidavit. Hutchins was pronounced dead at the hospital after being airlifted, the affidavit says.

Comment: The court documents also name the armourer:
According to court documents, the gun was one of three that the film's armourer, Hannah Gutierrez, had set on a cart outside the wooden structure where a scene from western Rust was being acted out.

Assistant director Dave Halls grabbed the gun from the cart and brought it inside to Alec Baldwin while unaware that it was loaded with live rounds, a detective wrote in the search warrant application.

Halls handed Baldwin the loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use.

"Cold gun", the assistant director announced, before giving the gun to Baldwin, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe, Arizona court.

But the gun was loaded with live rounds and when Baldwin pulled the trigger...
Who is Hannah Gutierrez?
The gun Halls picked up was reportedly one of three laid on a cart by the film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

It's not clear at this time how many rounds were fired.

Gutierrez-Reed, 24, is the daughter of longtime film industry armorer, Thell Reed. She said in a recent podcast interview that she had trained from a young age.

She also said that she had recently completed her first job as a head armorer on a film called The Old Way, starring Nicolas Cage.


Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin shoots dead cinematographer, wounds director... on set of movie about an accidental killing

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© Jim Weber/The New Mexican
A distraught Alec Baldwin lingers in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s offices on Camino Justicia after being questioned.
Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and injured a director during a tragic accident when a prop gun discharged on the New Mexico movie set of the film Rust, authorities said.

The filming location at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe was sent into lockdown and production was halted following the accidental double shooting at around 2 p.m.

"There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks," a production spokesperson told Deadline.

The Western drama's director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, 42, and its director, Joel Souza, 48, were struck in the incident, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.

Comment: He shot TWO people with blanks??

Hutchins was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque and died from her injuries. Souza was being treated at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, authorities said.
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Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins are pictured among the cast and crew of “Rust” two days before the tragedy.

Comment: No official updates yet, but a UK tabloid is reporting:
Alec Baldwin reportedly didn't know that the prop gun which killed one and seriously injured another on the set of Rust on Thursday contained live rounds.

The actor is said to have cocked and fired the gun on set of the Western movie and hit the film's director and cinematographer...
It better be that, because if it wasn't the accidental discharge of one live round that hit Hutchins and ricocheted into Souza, then it's possible we're looking at the deliberate discharge of at least one, and more likely two, blanks at very close range, suggesting a 'prank gone wrong' that Baldwin will never be able to live down.

Updates 22 October 2021

Interesting commentary on this by Mike Tristano, a Hollywood armorer with 30 years' experience. He told the Daily Mail:
"Ultimate responsibility for gun safety on movie set rests with the armorer. There should have been blanks in the gun, the on-set armorer's job is to check that before handing the weapon over. They then make sure that the actor stands on a mark and never points the gun at the crew or cast. The editing makes it seem like they were pointing at their co-actor. That's why everyone in the industry is very confused. How this happened is a total mystery at the moment."
One Hollywood union - not that representing Baldwin or the victims, but which represents prop masters on film sets - is claiming with certainty that the gun was loaded with live ammunition, but there's no official confirmation of that yet.

More commentary from people who have worked with firearms on movie sets, who explain that the gun had to have been loaded with live rounds (which is absolutely prohibited in the film-making industry):


Human remains found in same area as Brian Laundrie's possessions in Florida nature reserve - UPDATE: FBI confirms identity

Comment: Update 21 October 2021

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© North Port Florida Police | Reuters
Human remains were found in the same area where personal belongings were found of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's fiancé who's been missing for over a month, officials said Wednesday.

A senior law enforcement official says what appears to be partial human remains have been found in the Carlton Reserve in a location that was previously under water. There is no confirmation the remains belong to Laundrie.

The remains were found near a backpack, according to this source, which may be consistent with the type of items Laundrie may have had in his possession.

Laundrie's parents directed FBI agents and North Port police to the location where "some articles belonging to Brian were found," according to a statement by Laundrie attorney Steven Bertolino.

Comment: What a weird conclusion to a weird story. Two national parks, two bodies, two months apart.


David Amess killing: Suspect is son of top Somali government official - Stabbed MP multiple times, then 'calmly sat down'

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The murder of Southend West MP Sir David Amess in a stabbing attack on Friday has left residents of the Essex town and politicians in shock. Tributes have been paid to him by members of all major parties.

Details are emerging of the identity and past of the man who murdered a Conservative backbench MP in his Essex constituency.

The suspect in the killing of Sir David Amess was named on Saturday as Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old Somali man who lived in London.

Comment: Sky News also reported that "Ali and his younger siblings were among the first Muslim pupils at the Parish Church Junior and Infant school". His former primary school teacher said he happily took part in morning assembly and sang Christian hymns. He also said:
"Ali wasn't a high-flyer, but was a hard-working child, especially good at maths. We had plenty of naughty boys, but he wasn't one of them. He was a good boy, polite and friendly and readily joined in with the other children. I think he was a chess player.

"I would never have said he was on course for anything other than a positive outcome. He wasn't an isolated child and engaged with his classmates."
Ali later attended Riddlesdown Collegiate School in Purley where he passed A-levels and went on to study at university in 2015.

Greenbaumed? Sounds likely.

See also:

Fireball 2

Swarm of near-Earth comets linked to recent ice giant Encke's breakup

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Artist's illustration showing a cloud of comet fragments
The longest-studied comets in our solar system have inspired ancient myths, religious fervor and modern scientific controversies. Now, the discovery of 88 asteroids and meteoroids orbitally aligned with one of them, Comet Encke, suggests that they all formed from the relatively recent breakup of an even bigger, icy comet. The findings are welcomed by those who believe Comet Encke and the other products of this astronomical event are responsible for many of Earth's most violent and consequential impacts over the last 20,000 years.

Earlier Evidence

Comet Encke was first observed in 1786 and later identified as the source of numerous annual meteor showers. Known collectively as the Taurids, these showers light up the skies of both the northern and southern hemispheres as Earth passes through a stream of debris created by the comet. (This year, look to the stars throughout November for a glimpse of your own.) In the 1980s, however, astronomer William Napier and astrophysicist Victor Clube suggested that objects larger than your average "shooting star" had arrived from a similar source as the comet.

Comment: Clube's and Napier's hypothesis is being borne out by the worrying increase in fireball counts year-over-year. SOTT's Fire in the Sky section attests to that.


Canada threatens to fire federal employees if they say the phrase 'Let's Go Brandon!' in any correspondence

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Last Thursday, an agency of the Government of Canada responsible for providing and consolidating information technology services across federal government departments informed federal government employees that they would be fired "without recourse or labor union participation" if they used any form of the popular meme "Let's Go Brandon" in any of their correspondence.

Shared Services wrote, "This is a formal notification that all government correspondence must be professional in nature and approved by department heads. When applicable all correspondence must be vetted by the PMO for framing and message prior to public disclosure or internal distribution."

"The uses of colloquialisms or sayings with intended double meaning or offense are strictly prohibited in all means of correspondence and/or communication," the memo continued. "Specifically, the use of the wording 'Let's Go Brandon' and any variation thereof under any circumstance is banned by the Canadian Public Service."

Comment: The Canadian Government has just ensured that this meme is not going to die anytime soon. Perhaps predictably, the hashtag #LetsGoJustin has been springing up across Twitter.

See also: NASCAR fans chant 'F*ck Joe Biden', NBC reporter pretends it's 'Let's go Brandon'

Ice Cube

Boris Johnson op-ed from 2013: "It's snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age"

"The Sun is god!" cried JMW Turner as he died, and plenty of other people have thought there was much in his analysis. The Aztecs agreed, and so did the pharaohs of Egypt. We are an arrogant lot these days, and we tend to underestimate the importance of our governor and creator. We forget that we were once just a clod of cooled-down solar dust; we forget that without the Sun there would have been no photosynthesis, no hydrocarbons - and that it was the great celestial orb that effectively called life into being on Earth. In so far as we are able to heat our homes or turn on our computers or drive to work it is thanks to the unlocking of energy from the Sun.
As a species, we human beings have become so blind with conceit and self-love that we genuinely believe that the fate of the planet is in our hands - when the reality is that everything, or almost everything, depends on the behaviour and caprice of the gigantic thermonuclear fireball around which we revolve.

I say all this because I am sitting here staring through the window at the flowerpot and the bashed-up barbecue, and I am starting to think this series of winters is not a coincidence. The snow on the flowerpot, since I have been staring, has got about an inch thicker. The barbecue is all but invisible. By my calculations, this is now the fifth year in a row that we have had an unusual amount of snow; and by unusual I mean snow of a kind that I don't remember from my childhood: snow that comes one day, and then sticks around for a couple of days, followed by more.

Comment: Eight year later, Boris is Prime Minister, Piers Corbyn is in and out of jail for protesting the regime's enforcement of globalist diktats on 'Covid countermeasures', and the British government is at the forefront of 'achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030' (or whenever). And BoJo apparently now believes 'mankind is higher than our creator', going by his recent speech at the UN General Assembly on how 'we' must reduce 'the temperature of the planet by 1.5C NOW!'

Et tu, Boris?