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Australian government's 'anti-troll' legislation would allow social media users to sue bullies

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The Australian government is set to introduce some of the toughest "anti-troll" legislation in the world but experts say its focus on defamation will not help curb the rates of online bullying or cyberhate.

On Sunday the prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced his government would introduce legislation to parliament this week that would make social media companies reveal the identities of anonymous trolling accounts and offer a pathway to sue those people for defamation.

Under the legislation, the laws would require social media companies to collect personal details of current and new users, and allow courts to access the identity of users to launch defamation cases. It is unclear what personal data would be collected but there are indications it would include a phone number, email address and user's contact name.

In a huge overhaul, the legislation would also change who is responsible for defamatory posts, from organisations that run the pages - such as news organisations - to the social media companies themselves.

On Sunday Morrison said he wanted to ensure consistency between real-world rules and those online:
"The rules that exist in the real world must exist in the digital and online world. The online world shouldn't be a wild west, where bots and bigots and trolls and others can anonymously go around and harm people and hurt people."
But a cyberhate expert and author of the book Troll Hunting, Ginger Gorman, said the legislation will not do enough to combat online abuse.

Bullseye

The NATOstan Clown Show

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The charade has come to a point that - diplomatically - is quite unprecedented: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lost his Taoist patience.
American hysteria over the "imminent" Russian invasion of Ukraine has exploded every geopolitical Stupid-o-Meter in sight - and that's quite an accomplishment.

What a mess. Sections of the U.S. Deep State are in open revolt against the combo that remote controls Crash Test Dummy, who impersonates POTUS. The neocon-neoliberal axis is itching for a war - but has no idea how to sell it to an immensely fractured public opinion.

UKUS, which de facto controls the Five Eyes spy scam, excels only in propaganda. So in the end it's up to the CIA/MI6 intel axis and their vast network of media chihuahuas to accelerate Fear and Loathing ad infinitum.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Why You Should Question Media Reports About China 'Causing Covid' And 'Invading Taiwan'




Cult

Hold fast earthlings! The elites have reissued the "Great Narrative"

World Economic Forum
The "Great Narrative" is at hand! The author of the "Great Reset", Klaus Schwab just launched another initiative at his World Economic Forum (WEF) in the UAE. And the world should be dully impressed, I am sure, but most people of earth will not be. WEF and most other institutions are walking a credibility tightrope these days. And how many resets is this now?

With half the world wondering if their COVID-19 shots will protect them, and the other half convinced world health institutions want to control us like robots with vaccines, the big money is talking about reglobalizing the globalized community they sold us on over thirty years ago. Now, according to the WEF, the Great Narrative initiative is defined as:
"A collaborative effort of the world's leading thinkers to fashion longer-term perspectives and co-create a narrative that can help guide the creation of a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable vision for our collective future."
But wait a minute Houston, there's a problem. What were our leaders doing, exactly, for the last three decades? Did they pull the wool over our eyes and rake in the trillions while the rest of us just played the blind mice? Was there ever any real effort to collaborate to help humanity? Let's consult Google, and use a custom search, just to see.

Attention

The Next Threat: DNA Exploitation

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Look out, everybody! There's a new threat that the US intelligence agencies (and their mouthpieces in the corporate-controlled media) want you to be afraid of: DNA exploitation.

Yes, the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) released a report earlier this year warning that the Chinese government was involved in gathering information from public health databases and large genomic data sets that could be used to precisely target individuals in foreign governments, private industries, or other sectors for potential surveillance, manipulation, or extortion.

And if all that wasn't enough to give you the heebie-jeebies, they've followed that up with a new report on "Protecting Critical and Emerging US Technologies from Foreign Threats." This latest screed warns us that the very same genetic technologies that are being so heavily touted as "the future of medicine" for their ability to design and tailor disease therapies to an individual's genome "also can be used to identify genetic vulnerabilities in a population."

But wait . . . isn't this what people in the alternative media (including myself) have been warning about for years now? You know, DNA surveillance and genetically tailored weapons and other such "tin foil hat" stuff? So why is the US government ringing the alarm on these developments now? What gives?

For a clue to what's really happening here, we need to turn to a particularly slick piece of "reporting" from everyone's favourite propaganda rag, The New York Times. On October 22nd, they published "U.S. Warns of Efforts by China to Collect Genetic Data," which is a master class in media mendacity.

The article starts by telling us that "Chinese firms are collecting genetic data from around the world, part of an effort by the Chinese government and companies to develop the world's largest bio-database," a claim it attributes to "American intelligence officials." It then proceeds to deliver 21 paragraphs detailing the ways that the ChiComs are assembling their bio-database before throwing in some intellectual property theft fearmongering for good measure.

I describe this propaganda as "slick" because — as is the case with all the best disinformation — it's all true as far as it goes.

Wall Street

Wall Street's diabolical plan to financialize all nature

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It's called a Natural Asset Company. With it the New York Stock Exchange has unveiled the most radical and potentially most destructive plan yet to make literally trillions of dollars on something that is the natural right and heritage of the entire human race — nature itself, all nature, from air, fresh water to rainforests to even farmland. It is being promoted as a way to incentivize the preservation of nature. In fact it is a diabolical scheme to financialize potentially trillions of dollars of nature, ultimately allowing a globalist financial elite to control even this. And the Rockefeller Foundation is a founding partner. The combination of the NYSE and that foundation ought to sound loud alarm bells.

The term financialize refers to the act of converting intangible value into financial instruments. Now hiding behind the fake facade of the Green Agenda that the UN and Davos WEF are promoting along with major OECD governments, Wall Street and the world's largest financial institutions are promoting a scheme to financialize virtually all of nature. They even hired McKinsey and others to put a dollar value on it. They claim it all is worth 4 Quadrillion dollars or 4000 trillion dollars. Yet how can we put a dollar price on something given by nature?

Comment: We happen to think that Mother Nature has some other things in store for those who seek to profit so egregiously from it.


TV

Czech president appoints PM from inside big glass box after testing positive for Covid

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Czech President Milos Zeman appoints Petr Fiala as prime minister at the Lany Chateau, near Prague, November 28, 2021.
During the ceremony at the Lany Chateau, the summer residence of Czech presidents, Zeman sat in a wheelchair inside an acrylic glass box. Both Zeman and Fiala were masked as the new PM was sworn in.


Comment: Note that Zeman is masked whilst also inside the glass box.


Zeman wished the PM "success" in his new position and promised to start meeting with candidates for ministerial posts on Monday.

Comment: One could be forgiven for thinking that perhaps there was some effort to humiliate President Zeman who has openly defied a number of establishment narratives:


Better Earth

US Navy may need to SCRAP $3 billion Seawolf attack submarine after 'embarrassing' South China Sea accident

Seawolf Class Attack Submarine

Seawolf Class Attack Submarine
Following a reported undersea collisions in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy's Seawolf Class attack submarine USS Connecticut reportedly faces the possibility of being scrapped prematurely due to the extent of the damage suffered. The Seawolf Class are the most expensive submarines ever produced outside France, with each costing $3-3.5 billion, and are some of the Navy's most highly prized assets. Only three of a planned 29 were ever built due to their extreme costs. Each displaces 8,600 tons and carries 140 crew, 50 cruise missiles and a range of torpedoes. The assets were designed for long range power projection to operate offensively near or in the waters of adversaries, and the ship's presence near Chinese waters when the accident occurred made it a particularly serious embarrassment. Following the accident the submarine limped back to Naval Base Guam where it has remained since, and despite an extended news blackout there have been multiple indications that the ship is very badly damaged. As Forbes noted: "the USS Connecticut's mishap is a big deal and no longer a cozy internal Navy matter.... the Navy's continued silence is doing more harm than good." It highlighted that the issue could be "a self-inflicted wound, stemming from longstanding but long-unfixed problems within the Navy," highlighting that the turn of events was particularly unfavourable since the ship had long been "in effect, conserved for just the type of challenge China presents."

Comment: Lest we forget that the US spends more than any nation on its defense and yet it's Russia and China that are at the forefront of high tech military innovation:


Health

Omicron variant symptoms 'unusual but mild', says South African doctor - WHO urges countries to keep borders open

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People wait to be tested for COVID-19 in Johannesburg on Nov. 27, 2021, days after the Omicron variant was reported.
The South African doctor who first sounded the alarm on the Omicron variant of the coronavirus said that its symptoms are "unusual but mild" in healthy patients — but she's worried the strain could cause complications in the elderly and unvaccinated.

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a practicing doctor for 30 years who chairs the South African Medical Association (SAMA), said she believed she had found a new strain of the virus after COVID-19 patients at her private practice in Pretoria exhibited strange symptoms.

"Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before," Coetzee told The Telegraph.

She called South Africa's vaccine advisory committee on Nov. 18 after a family of four all tested positive for the virus with symptoms that included extreme fatigue.

So far, she's had two dozen patients who tested positive and showed symptoms of the new variant, mostly young men. About half of the patients were unvaccinated, she said. None of those infected lost their sense of smell or taste.

Comment: A top SA adviser concurs:
"We're not going to have a severe epidemic" because of the Omicron strain, Barry Schoub, who heads South Africa's Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 vaccines, told Israel's Channel 12 on Friday.

The new wave of infections in the country "is going to be a lot less severe. There's a lot more immunity, more people are vaccinated," he added. About 35% of South Africa's population has been fully immunized so far, which is only a half of the government's year end-goal, but still much better than in most African nations.

When asked about Omicron's possible resistance to current jabs, Schoub insisted that "we can be pretty comfortable" on this issue. Initial data suggests that "the vaccine will still prevent serious disease. That, I think, we are pretty sure about," he said.

"How effective it will be in preventing milder disease - that, we've still got to understand," the virologist added.

Omicron was also "unlikely" to cause more severe cases of Covid-19, according to Schoub. In South Africa, "the great majority of the patients have been mild. In fact, there hasn't been a very substantial increase in hospital admissions so far."
Governments are already freaking out over this reportedly mild variant, prompting the WHO to plead with them to follow their regulations and keep their borders open.

The NYT published some remarkably unhysterical remarks on the variant, though seemingly in the interest of pushing vaccines:
"vaccines are expected to provide some protection against Omicron because they stimulate not only antibodies but immune cells that can attack infected cells... Mutations to the spike protein do not blunt that immune-cell response."

"And booster shots could potentially broaden the range of antibodies people make, enabling them to fight against new variants like Omicron."

"For now, there's no evidence that Omicron causes more severe disease than previous variants. And it's also not clear yet how quickly Omicron can spread from person to person."
Pfizer isn't so sure! Naturally, they wouldn't be adverse to another opportunity to mass vaccinate the planet, and make a killing in the process.
"In the event that vaccine-escape variant emerges, Pfizer and BioNTech expect to be able to develop and produce a tailor-made vaccine against that variant in approximately 100 days, subject to regulatory approval," they added in the statement.



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Klaus' Great Narrative: Locking the plebs into Plato's Cave for the 21st Century

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2018 WEF Protest • Switzerland
Unfortunately for the Davos Guardians, the reality of the New Great Narrative is a world devoid of those very principles that humanity requires to survive and thrive within our creative, reasonable universe.

In case you were beginning to feel like your world was becoming a cliché dystopian movie script, don't feel bad. It appears that at least some of the villains agree with you.

Not happy with unsatisfying stories, scripts and narratives that shape our disorganized zeitgeist, Klaus Schwab and other creepy dungeon masters trying to manage the post-covid world have called for a 'New Narrative' to shape our 21st century and beyond. Schwab described the World Economic Forum's Great Narrative Initiative announced on November 11 as a
"collaborative effort of the world's leading thinkers to fashion longer-term perspectives and co-create a narrative that can help guide the creation of a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable vision for our collective future."
It is no question that this new project is bone chilling, but can it work? Does it have any basis in reality or is the oligarchical high priesthood stage managing this shit show intoxicated by their own self-induced narratives and completely incapable of seeing the seeds of self-destruction they have created for themselves? Let's examine this question in a bit of detail.

Syringe

Joining the dots between the deaths of fit, young, healthy people and the Frankenstein injections

Blood Cells

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I cannot imagine a much more profoundly disturbing situation than the one we are currently in. Over the last few weeks, I have seen more reports every day of young, fit, healthy people collapsing and many of them dying than I normally come across in a whole year. But that's not the truly disturbing thing. No, the truly disturbing thing is that nobody in public life is willing to put 2+2 together to answer the question of why this is happening. The media won't do it. The sports clubs won't do it. The victims' families don't seem to be willing to do it.

Hang on a minute. Did I just use the word victims? Indeed I did. This is because the reason for this massive and extraordinarily creepy increase in deaths amongst young, fit, healthy people is because of the mass injection of people with a new technology product, never before used on healthy people, never before used in a "vaccine". No, I am not attributing every one of these deaths to this. Perhaps some of these people did simply die of a naturally occurring heart attack, which does happen once in the 10th blue moon. But as for the vast majority of these deaths, I challenge anyone to come up with an alternative, credible explanation. It won't do to say that this is something to do with Covid, since there was not a spate of this occurring last year. Nor will it do to attribute it to the fact that many people had their appointments, treatments and operations cancelled last year — which is a whole 'nother dastardly issue — because we are talking about perfectly fit, perfectly healthy people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, suddenly collapsing or suddenly dying after a short illness.