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NYT accidentally breaks big Covid story: Humans have immune systems - lockdown policies destroy them

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Scrub and spray everything with chemicals, bathe in Purell, mask up, stand no nearer to anyone else than six feet, stay away from crowds, douse yourself with alcohol, wash your hands and face raw, protect yourself from germs at all costs.

Some nations are closed completely. No one in or out.

We panic about "cases" even when they say nothing about severe consequences. Avoidance and finally suppression are the watchwords of the day, for a virus that is relatively mild by any historical standard, as Holman Jenkins just explained:
U.S. government scientists now estimate that 40% of cases are asymptomatic and 80% of symptomatic cases are mild — in short, 88% of subjects don't know they are infected or have no great incentive to find out if they are suffering from Covid or some more familiar bug.
We could also mention the 99.9% survival rate, and that doesn't consider the wildly disproportionate risk between the sick and healthy.

Eye 1

Wales lockdown curfew tightened with alcohol sales banned signaling 'death knell' for hospitality industry

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Mark Drakeford announced the restrictions will come into force from December 4
First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced the new drastic measures will come into force from 6pm on Friday December 4. In another dashing blow to the hospitality sector, pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes must close their doors to the public from 6pm and will be banned from selling alcohol.

Firms will only be permitted to operate as a takeaway service beyond the curfew.

Indoor venues such a cinemas, bowling alleys and casinos must also close until the restrictions are reviewed on December 17.

Comment: Somehow the virus can differentiate between a substantial meal and someone just out for a drink? The nonsense, contradictions and lies are just becoming more brazen; Wales needs to look to France and Denmark for some ideas for how to free themselves from this tyranny: French parliament drops ominous draft 'global security' law following massive protests


Bad Guys

Of course: Georgia recount in Fulton County delayed by Dominion 'server crash'

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Recount resumes after delay in Fulton County
Officials in Fulton County, Georgia, said a Dominion Voting Systems mobile server crashed on Sunday, delaying a recount requested by President Trump.

"Technicians from Dominion have been dispatched to resolve the issue," Fulton County officials said in a statement reported by WXIA-TV, a local NBC affiliate. "The Georgia Secretary of State's office has also been alerted to the issue and is aware of efforts to resolve the problem."

Fulton County officials told the outlet that a newly purchased Dominion mobile server crash was to blame. The Washington Examiner reached out to Dominion for comment.

Comment: Data analyst Ron (@codemonkeyz) had called for independent observers with coding experience to be on site for the recount.


One of them recorded this:


But everything's on the up and up right?


Propaganda

Hungarian official retracts comparing George Soros to Hitler after Jewish community outrage

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In this June 21, 2019 file photo, George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, looks before the Joseph A. Schumpeter award ceremony in Vienna, Austria.
After facing strong condemnation, a Hungarian commissioner on Sunday begrudgingly retracted an article comparing American-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, a staunch critic of Hungary's government, to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

"Europe is George Soros' gas chamber," Szilard Demeter, ministerial commissioner and head of the Petofi Literary Museum in Budapest, wrote in an opinion Saturday in the pro-government Origo media outlet. "Poison gas flows from the capsule of a multicultural open society, which is deadly to the European way of life."

The comments drew outrage from Hungary's Jewish community, including the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation, which called the article "tasteless" and "unforgivable."

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Over 300 detained in Belarus days after embattled President Lukashenko promises he'll stand down

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Demonstrators, some of them wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus attend an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. A human rights group in Belarus says over 180 people have been detained during Sunday protests against the country's authoritarian president, who won his sixth term in office in a vote widely seen as rigged.
A human rights group in Belarus says over 300 people have been detained during Sunday protests against the country's authoritarian president, who won his sixth term in office in a vote widely seen as rigged.

The protests took place in Minsk, the capital, and other cities and attracted thousands of people. In Minsk, large crowds gathered in different parts of the city despite the snowy weather for what has been dubbed as the Neighbors' March, blocking the roads in some areas.

"Neighbor for neighbor against dictatorship," one protest banner read.

Comment: RT's report provides a bit more balance on the situation:
Footage emerged on Sunday of crowds of demonstrators marching through Minsk, as well as other cities across the troubled Eastern European nation. In one dramatic clip that social media users claimed was taken in the capital, a police officer is attacked from behind as authorities chase activists down the road.



Photographs from the country also show the nation's top riot police, OMON, pursuing protestors on foot and making arrests. The world's media has become reliant on the Telegram messaging service and other local sources since international media organizations were banned from Belarus.

Hundreds of thousands have participated in marches, boycotts and strikes, calling for a fresh vote.



On Friday, Lukashenko told journalists that he would stand down after a new constitution was ratified. He added that "with the new constitution, I will not work with you as President." He has previously said that a transition of power before the document was finalized would be a "disaster." At the time, Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the commitment and said that reform on this basis would be "logical, timely and appropriate."

When a vote might be held on the matter is still unclear, but it could take place next year. Lukashenko's comments were perceived by many as the strongest indication that he might step down since the crisis in the country began, as the declaration came just a day after a visit from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Moscow's top diplomat used the occasion to bring greetings from the Kremlin and to ask the Belarusian leader not to forget "the promises made to Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] in Sochi." This was interpreted by many as an insistence that the transition of power goes ahead.



Former Presidential candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who fled to Lithuania after the elections, said on Sunday that "every week the regime sends its forces with tear gas and stun grenades to beat and scare" those who gather "to protest peacefully against Lukashenko's regime."
For some perspective, it's worth noting that while 300 were detained in Belarus, 150 were arrested in the UK for protesting against the tyrannical lockdown and tens of thousands protested in Paris on Saturday against France's new draconian 'security' law.

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Bizarro Earth

Vitamin D to be delivered free to care homes as lockdown leads to increased deficiency

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Free deliveries of vitamin D will begin in January
There are fears that as a result of lockdowns triggered by the pandemic, many people may be at a higher risk of deficiency.

Free vitamin D deliveries will be offered to around 2.7 million vulnerable people by the government, officials have said.

Vitamin D is necessary for immune system health, leading experts to question whether it may help reduce the risk or severity of the coronavirus.


Comment: It's considered necessary and yet it has taken the government this long to start prescribing it during what they claim is a deadly pandemic?


Care homes across England will be sent the supplement automatically for their residents, in plans revealed on Saturday.

Comment: As noted by one Tweeter, disastrously wrong dietary guidelines mandated by the government, as well as the appalling quality of food served to the country's vulnerable, are also partly to blame for a lack of vitamin D:


It's likely that the above supplementation will not be sufficient and it certainly won't make up for the very real, and possibly more important, psychological and physiological impact of being locked up and deprived of human contact for nearly a year: Everything You Think You Know About Coronavirus...


Attention

'We're not backing down': Staten Island pub declares itself 'autonomous zone' in defiance of Cuomo

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A pub in Staten Island, New York, established itself as an "autonomous zone" in defiance of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 edicts.

"!ATTENTION! We hereby declare this establishment an !!!AUTONOMOUS ZONE!!!" signs proclaimed outside Mac's Public House in Grant City, according to the New York Post. "We refuse to abide by any rules and regulations put forth by the Mayor of NYC and Governor of NY State."

The signs referenced last summer's short-lived anarchist settlement in Seattle, Washington, which fizzled when law enforcement disbanded them.

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Binoculars

Michigan witness: I saw the Detroit plan to destroy all provisional ballots, hurt Republicans

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Whistleblower from #DetroitLeaks comes forward
Michigan activist Adam de Angeli has come forward to disclose that he was the whistleblower behind #DetroitLeaks, that showed the plan to make the steal.

The #DetroitLeaks series suggests that there was an official plan all along to commit voter fraud and cover it up.

#DetroitLeaks was a series of articles published at Big League Politics by intrepid journalist Shane Trejo that showed Detroit training poll workers on how to cover-up voter fraud, destroy ballots from people they didn't like, and use COVID as a bad faith excuse to keep Republicans away.

Comment: Also from Gateway Pundit:
"These people were vicious - I saw all kinds of illegal behavior" - Michigan election witness who saw 4 AM illegal ballot drop for Biden speaks out
Ben Wetmore; November 29, 2020 at 8:10am

Andrew Sitto, Republican poll challenger at the TCF Center in Detroit, saw poll workers filling out votes for the Democrats on election night!

Official Detroit poll workers stole votes by marking non-Biden votes for Biden, Sitto says.

"I saw all types of illegal behavior."

SITTO ALSO SAW THE 4AM BIDEN BALLOT DROP!

He describes 4am ballots being brought to the counting tables and spread out.

They would run the same ballots through the tabulators multiple times, "we were told to look for this" Sitto says. When they went through a second time, they were committing voter fraud according to Sitto.

Other witnesses have described the ballot duplication process, and thousands of spare ballots laying around with an official duplication process at the TCF Center.

Explosively, Sitto says: "I didn't see any ballots with legitimate reasons to be duplicated. Every ballot was normal" when it came in.

"The whole thing is illegal. The whole night was illegal."

Sitto believes he and another poll challenger saw blatant voter fraud at one of the duplication tables, where poll workers are supposed to copy votes precisely from damaged ballots onto new ones. He saw the poll workers duplicating a mixed-ticket ballot while a group of Democrat operatives distracted and forced the Republican poll challenger away from the table. "The moment [the Republican poll challenger] looked away, they filled in the Democrat ticket."

Sitto personally saw voter fraud in favor of Joe Biden in Detroit.

Sitto also described seeing poll workers running the same stacks of ballots multiple times though a tabulator. He also said poll workers grabbed handfuls of empty ballots and hid them at their tables. All poll workers had pens, which he believes could have been used to illegally fill out the blank ballots.

"I saw them taking empty ballots that should only be used for duplicates, stashing them and probably voting them later straight-ticket for Joe Biden."

Sitto described pens at most tables, and poll workers regularly grabbing duplicate ballots for no valid reason. The pens would be necessary if they were manually filling out ballots at the counting tables.

"These people were vicious."

"I've made reports about this" Sitto says, though there's no indication if any official has pursued Sitto's claims of witnessed voter fraud.

Voter fraud is the "illegal interference with the process of an election" and Sitto is in a long line of other witnesses who have said they personally witnessed illegal interference in the process of Detroit's elections.

Describing the official Detroit officials conspiring with left-wing poll workers to fraud the vote: "It was a collective attack."

When the exhausted Republican poll challengers took a break on Wednesday, Sitto said the Michigan state government notified the TCF personnel that COVID-related occupancy restrictions would now be enforced on the facility. As a result, he and other Republican poll challengers were locked out at a crucial moment, and he witnessed security coming in and the windows being covered up.

"They counted the military ballots in the most secret way they could," he said.

However, Sitto noticed that some people were allowed back in during that time. "The Dems and the media were welcomed in," he said.

"There were two systems. There was their system and our system. Their system was very open and welcoming to their people. And our system was 'Fall in line. Follow the rules. COVID restrictions.'"

Matching other statements, Sitto described that his challenges to illegal ballots were ignored.

"They would just continue on."

If Sitto's account is accurate, it could explain the numerous eyewitness accounts of the Democrats harassing, stalking, and intimidating Republican volunteers, effectively obstructing them from viewing the counting and duplication operations.

Sitto also described that, as a Republican, he and his family requested absentee ballots and never received them.




Stormtrooper

South Wales Police branded 'Covid-19 STASI' after preventing couple from delivering Christmas gifts to family

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A police check point in Kilgetty, Wales, Britain October 24, 2020.
Welsh police have nabbed a couple trying to take Christmas presents to relatives in Cardiff, sparking accusations that the enforcement of "draconian" Covid-19 measures has taken precedence over more pressing public safety issues.

The 'gift-smugglers' were turned away after travelling from Essex to drop off packages for their family in the Welsh capital, South Wales Police said, claiming that the culprits had violated recently-implemented Covid-19 legislation. Police did not disclose whether the pair were fined or faced other punishment for their apparent misdeed.

The couple were stopped as part of 110 random vehicle checks carried out in Cardiff over the past 24 hours, as part of a temporary measure aimed at ensuring that outside visitors were not engaging in any 'non-essential' travel. Twelve people have been slapped with fines and 15 others have received warnings since the new policing power was implemented on Friday. The searches will end in the late afternoon on November 29.

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Light Saber

Candace Owens celebrates win against 'communist' censors as Facebook fact-checkers forced to remove 'correction' to Biden post

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Conservative commentator Candace Owens is celebrating forcing PolitiFact, a third-party fact-checker for Facebook, to issue a correction to a previous 'fact-check' of her post stating Joe Biden is not technically president-elect.

"Weeks ago, Facebook censored a post of mine which truthfully stated that Joe Biden is NOT the President-elect," Owens tweeted on Saturday.

After PolitiFact, which works with Facebook to police misinformation on the social media platform, 'corrected' her original post - a video explaining Biden is not the official president-elect until all state votes have been certified and Trump's various lawsuits have played out - Owens said she got lawyers involved, and PolitiFact ultimately issued a correction to their original post.

"Correction: PolitiFact originally labeled this video false in our capacity as a third-party fact-checker for Facebook. On Nov. 20, an appeal to that decision was made on behalf of Ms. Owens," PolitiFact posted to Facebook. "PolitiFact approved the appeal on Nov. 20, determined that a correction was appropriate, and removed the false rating."

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