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Technocracy is 'hemming us all in with no consent, no debate, no right to opt out'

Michael Gunner

Michael Gunner: Gunning to take away any rights you may still have left to you in Australia's Northern Territory
If you don't subscribe to Paul Kingsnorth's Substack, you are missing out on some of the best writing on the Internet. He has just released an essay wondering what the hell is going on with Covid and our response to it. He's asking the kinds of questions that our media ought to be asking, but are not. Here's how it begins:
Perhaps it's because I'm English, or perhaps it's my age, or perhaps it's just blind prejudice, but when I wake to the news that the Austrian government has interned an entire third of its national population as a 'danger to public health', a chill runs down my spine.

Austria, I think to myself. Ah.

I look at the news photos of armed, masked, black-clad police stopping people in the streets to ask for their digital papers, and I read stories of others arrested for leaving their own house more than the permitted once a day, and I hear Austrian politicians intoning that those who refuse to accede to the injection are to be shunned and scapegoated until they acquiesce. Then I watch interviews with 'ordinary people', and they say that the 'unvaxxed' had it coming. Some of them say that they should all be jailed, these enemies of the people. At best, the 'anti-vaxxers' are paranoid and misinformed. At worst they are malicious, and should be punished.

A few days later I wake up to some more news about Austria: from next year, everyone in the country will have a covid vaccine forced into them by the state, overriding their right to what certain people, who have gone very quiet recently, used to call 'bodily autonomy.'

Syringe

Boosters to the rescue: MSM's take on why the UK's Covid winter won't be as bleak as Europe's

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For millions of Europeans, this was the week that dashed hopes of a Covid-free Christmas. Austrians will wake up tomorrow to a national lockdown, driven by rock-bottom vaccination rates. Covid cases across the continent are breaking records and unvaccinated people in some countries are being banned from public places.

"We don't know how this wave will wash up on our shores," said Boris Johnson last Monday, "but history shows we cannot be complacent."

The reality is that Britain never really left the previous wave: average case rates have not ducked below 25,000 a day since June. But as the year draws to a close, the déjà vu is hard to avoid. This time last year we were in a four-week national lockdown designed to "save Christmas" — only for it to be cancelled because of the Kent variant.

Comment: Booster shots won't save Christmas, and Santa Claus isn't real.


Briefcase

Four ways the Ghislaine Maxwell trial is already rigged

Ghislaine/Jeffrey
© William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein guests at the White House of then-President Bill Clinton
Nobody likes a Debbie Downer, but I'm being realistic when I say I'm not expecting a ton of bombshell revelations to come from the Ghislaine Maxwell trial. We aren't going to see Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, or anyone significant taken down as a result of the major revelations.

I hope I'm wrong, but the cards seem to be stacked against the truth. Here are four reasons for my pessimism:

No Coverage

It should be the biggest story of the day (yes, bigger than Omicron) yet it's barely a blip on mainstream media's radar. This shouldn't be a shock to anyone. We saw corporate media cover up Jeffrey Epstein for over a decade. Why wouldn't we expect them to do the same for his main madame's trial?

There will be no live coverage of the trial as it unfolds. The few mentions we see on the nightly news will be approved by the powers-that-be. Much of what is revealed in court will be deemed "too sensitive" for the public and therefore the press. It's going to be a media ghost town, but hey, our media will certainly be covering everything about Omicron, right?

Comment: See also:


Arrow Up

Waukesha massacre suspect Darrell Brooks faces new charge for death of 8-year-old boy

Brooks/Sparks
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Darrell Brooks • Jackson Sparks
It was last Sunday when 39-year-old career criminal Darrell Brooks was arrested over driving a SUV that sped through a crowded Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

The local reporting out of Fox 6 in Milwaukee says that the online court records were amended to add an additional charge of first-degree intentional homicide. Documents in the Waukesha massacre case argue that Darrell Brooks intentionally drove through the crowd of people.

The sixth count of first-degree intentional homicide is added to the initial five charges made against Waukesha massacre suspect Darrell Brooks last week.

The timing of the circumstances had created a discrepancy since 8-year-old Jackson Sparks died from his injuries from the car attack around the same time court proceedings first went underway.

Visitation for Jackson's funeral is scheduled for this Thursday at 4 p.m. with funeral services at 7 p.m. the same evening. Last week's memorial for Jackson Sparks included photos of him in his baseball uniform, and his teammates put it together to honor their fellow player.

Comment: See also:


Arrow Up

Swiss voters back law behind Covid vaccine certificate

Protesters in Bern
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Protesters face riot police during a demonstration in front of the Swiss parliament in Bern.
Swiss voters have firmly backed the law behind the country's Covid pass in a referendum, following a tense campaign that saw unprecedented levels of hostility. Early results on Sunday showed about two-thirds of voters supported the law, with market researchers GFS Bern projecting 63% backing.

The police fenced off the seat of government and parliament in Bern in anticipation of protests.

Results from 16 of Switzerland's 26 cantons showed 61.9% had voted in favour of the law, on a 64% turnout.

The referendum was held as the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, classified as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization, shook countries and markets around the world. The vote also came at a time when the numbers of new Covid cases in Switzerland were more than seven times higher than in mid-October.

The law provides the legal basis for the Covid certificate indicating that a person has been vaccinated or has recovered from the disease. Opponents have said the certificate, which has been required since September for access to restaurants and other indoor spaces and activities, is creating an "apartheid" system.

Mail

Mass murderer Breivik sent letters to survivors and their relatives

Anders Behring Breivik
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Anders Behring Breivik in Borgarting Court of Appeal at Telemark prison in Skien, Norway
Mass murder and convicted terrorist Anders Behring Breivik has been sending letters containing excerpts from his manifesto to survivors of his attacks and their relatives, according to Norwegian state media.

In a report on Sunday, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) revealed that members of the 'Support Group' - an organization supporting the survivors and relatives of the July 22, 2011 terrorist attacks - had received letters from the incarcerated killer.

The messages, written by Anders Behring Breivik, include a handwritten greeting on top of a mass-produced open letter. In many of the letters, according to NRK, the killer repeats messages from the manifesto he made before he killed 77 people in a planned attack in 2011.

Eye 1

Mass shooting leaves 3 dead, 4 injured in Nashville apartment

Nashville shooting
Six members of a family were shot, two fatally, Friday night at an apartment in Nashville, Tennessee, police said.

A third person, believed to be one of two intruders, was also shot to death, Nashville police said.

The two family members who were killed were brothers, ages 15 and 18. Among the wounded was their 40-year-old mother, 16 and 20-year-old sisters and 13-year-old brother, police said.

The injured suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds, police said in a tweet.

Heart - Black

Boy, 14, charged with murder of 12 year-old Ava White in Liverpool

Ava White
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Ava White aged 10 on a trip to north Wales. She has been described as a bubbly character who was ‘so loving and caring’.
A teenager has been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old girl in Liverpool city centre, police have said.

Ava White had been in the city with friends on Thursday after the switching on of Christmas lights when she suffered "catastrophic injuries" in an assault at 8.39pm, Merseyside police said.

A 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has now been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.

Police said he has been remanded in custody to appear at a court on Monday.

Three other boys aged between 13 and 15, who were also arrested, have been conditionally bailed as inquiries continue.

Question

Two years later, FBI still has no motive for Dayton Ohio mass shooting - Suggests friends and family are at fault for not 'noticing the killer in him years before'


Comment: If this investigation sounds crooked, that's most likely because it is...


daytona ohio mass shooting

Every mediatized mass shooting/terror attack since the Boston Bombings in 2013 has immediately been followed with a 'Strong' messaging campaign. What is up with that?
The man who gunned down nine people in Dayton, Ohio, two years ago had fantasized about mass shootings, serial killings and murder-suicide for at least a decade before carrying out the Aug. 4, 2019, attack, the FBI said Monday as it announced the conclusion of its investigation.

Shooter Connor Betts didn't share specific details with friends or family members about his fantasies, underscoring the importance of people being attuned to subtle changes in an individual, the agency said.

A phenomenon known as "bystander fatigue" may account why no one reported Betts to authorities before the shooting, according to a two-page FBI summary of its report.


Comment: So... it's the community's fault for not having amazing pre-crime abilities like the Feds??


That term is used "to describe the passivity, inaction, or inattention to concerning behaviors observed by individuals who have a close, interpersonal relationship to a person of concern due to their prolonged exposure to the person's erratic or otherwise troubling behavior over time," the FBI said.

Betts, 24, was killed by police half a minute after he opened fire in Dayton's crowded Oregon District entertainment area. Armed with an AR-15 style rifle and an extended ammunition magazine, Betts killed nine people, including his sister, and wounded dozens more.


Comment: Obviously, there's something else going on there that they won't report or look into.


Comment: So there you have it; basically zero investigation. Betts was indeed filmed in the area an hour before the shooting, dressed casually and acting completely normally, but he's seen exiting the venue just prior to the shooting, leaving his sister and friend there.

Then a MASKED gunman wearing tactical gear turns up and fires at people on the open street. The gunman never made it into the bar he's seen turning towards just before police fire 30 bullets into him.

Was that actually Connor Betts? How did he manage to shoot over 30 people, most running away from him? How were police onto this gunman "within 30 seconds" - and from both in front of him and behind him? Why did police discharge 65 bullets in total? And why were two of the victims shot by police? Was there a shoot-out directly between police and the gunman? How then did the amateur 24-year-old gunman have time/space to discharge 41 bullets in less than half a minute - with a hit rate of almost 100%?


Eye 1

Flight crew forced into quarantine CAMP after one worker tests positive for Covid, British Airways suspends flights to Hong Kong

British Airways
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British Airways has suspended flights to Hong Kong amid reports more of its crew members have been forced to quarantine in a government centre.

BA confirmed it has temporarily stopped flights "while we review operational requirements for this route".

The South China Morning Post reported that one BA worker had tested positive for Covid, leading to most crew members being sent to the quarantine camp.

It follows a similar incident the week before.

In that case, a BA crew member tested positive for the virus on 20 November. The employee and other crew, classed as "close contact", were sent to Hong Kong's Penny's Bay quarantine centre.

A spokesman for Hong Kong's Department of Health told the South China Morning Post that those crew members had since returned to the UK.

Comment: See also: China risks 'colossal Covid-19 outbreak' by opening up, inadequate study finds

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