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UK government stokes fear over coronavirus readying for 2nd total lockdown as some MPs and the public pushback

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With his ministers locked in debate this weekend over whether to introduce a second lockdown that would devastate the economy, the Prime Minister (pictured today at Westminster Abbey) announced that he was creating a new legal duty for people to self-isolate if they test positive for the virus or are told to do so by Test and Trace staff.
Matt Hancock warned today that Britain was at a 'tipping point' in its battle against a second devastating wave of coronavirus - and refused to rule out Londoners being told to work from home again.


Comment: The effect on the economy and people's lives in the short and long term is a lot more disastrous than just 'working from home'.


The Health Secretary also warned that a second total UK lockdown was a possibility as ministers brought in fines of up to £10,000 under strict new laws on self-isolation, amid fears rules were simply being flouted.

Mr Hancock said there was a danger the numbers could 'shoot through the roof' unless effective action was taken to halt the spread of the virus.

The UK recorded 3,899 new Covid-19 cases and another 18 deaths today, slightly down on yesterday's 4,422 but still part of a large spike.

Despite dire warnings about the economic impact of another complete shutdown, the Health Secretary said it was still an option if the measures already taken were not effective.

Gesticulating enthusiastically, Mr Hancock told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show: 'This country faces a tipping point.

Yellow Vest

Police charge at lockdown protesters in Trafalgar Square, London

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Lockdown protesters in Trafalgar Square, London
Police in London clashed with protesters Saturday at a rally against coronavirus restrictions, even as the mayor warned that it was "increasingly likely" that the British capital would soon need to introduce tighter rules to curb a sharp rise in infections.

Scuffles broke out as police moved in to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who gathered in London's central Trafalgar Square. Some protesters formed blockades to stop officers from making arrests and traffic was brought to a halt in the busy area.

The "Resist and Act for Freedom" rally saw dozens of people holding banners and placards such as one reading "This is now Tyranny" and chanting "Freedom!" Police said there were "pockets of hostility and outbreaks of violence towards officers."

Comment: Considering the tyranny Australia is currently suffering under, it's no wonder many in the UK are worried the same dystopia will not be long for their own country:



Arrow Up

Ultra-Orthodox protest Israel's 2nd lockdown, 'use protests as cover to flout restrictions'

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© AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
A fire burns as ultra-Orthodox Jews protest against coronavirus restrictions in Bnei Brak, September 20, 2020.
Ultra-Orthodox protesters held demonstrations in several cities on Sunday evening against the national coronavirus lockdown, with some suspected of using the demonstrations as a ploy to evade travel restrictions.

Under the three-week lockdown that took effect Friday, Israelis may not travel more than a kilometer from their homes, except for an essential need, though several exceptions were made, including for protests.

Ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday this weekend, police received numerous requests to approve ultra-Orthodox demonstrations after the holiday's end, raising their suspicions. Officials believed some of the requests were legitimate, but many were cover for travel, according to Channel 12.

Comment: One mainstream commentator wrote of the general Israeli reaction to the 2nd lockdown:
"Anyone who strictly complies with those rules will be perceived, in their own eyes and by others, as being a sucker," she wrote. "We will visit friends furtively and say that we're going to the pharmacy ... We'll find a way to attend prayer services ... We'll shrug off the need to wear a mask. And the public's voice will rise to the heavens, saying: 'We showed you, you can't tell us what to do'."
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Light Saber

Thousands of Belgian medical doctors and health professionals sign open letter pleading with authorities and media to listen to actual science on Covid-19

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The following letter has made an impact on public health authorities not only in Belgium but around the world. The text could pertain to any case in which states locked down their citizens rather than allow people freedom and permit medical professionals to bear the primary job of disease mitigation.

So far it has been signed by 394 medical doctors, 1,340 medically trained health professionals, and 8,897 citizens.

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We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in the decision-making process and in the compulsory implementation of corona-measures. We ask for an open debate, where all experts are represented without any form of censorship. After the initial panic surrounding covid-19, the objective facts now show a completely different picture - there is no medical justification for any emergency policy anymore.

Comment: If you'd like to sign the letter, click here and scroll down to the blue box.


Roses

Omaha bar owner charged for killing rioter who attacked him and his business commits suicide

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A Nebraska bar owner that killed a rioter who was attacking him and his business has committed suicide, a friend of Jake Gardner has confirmed to The Gateway Pundit.

The bar owner, Jake Gardner, was indicted by a grand jury on counts of manslaughter, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, attempted first-degree assault and making terrorist threats after intense political pressure was placed on the city. The district attorney had originally ruled it was self defense.

On May 30, the 38-year-old veteran confronted a group of rioters outside one of the bars he owns in Omaha and was knocked to the ground.

"From there, he fired two warning shots and tried to get to his feet, prosecutors said. As he did, Gardner got into a fight with one man, James Scurlock, 22. The two scuffled before Gardner fired a shot that killed him," Yahoo News reports.

Comment: Previously: Omaha Bar owner shot protester who was assaulting him, won't face charges






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Jim Caviezel: Banning Christians from going to Church in US is persecution

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Actor Jim Caviezel, most famous for portraying Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, said that Christians are being persecuted in the United States by being prohibited from going to church amid the coronavirus crisis.

Caviezel talked to Breitbart News Daily on Thursday about his new movie Infidel, described as a "contemporary Middle East thriller starring Jim Caviezel as an American kidnapped while attending a conference in Cairo, who ends up in prison in Iran on spying charges. His wife goes to Iran, determined to get him out."

"There are Christians right now being persecuted for their faith, whether it be in Iran or in China or other parts of the world," Caviezel said, before turning to his home country. "And we need not go any further than the United States where you're not allowed to go into churches."

"Now, the inalienable rights, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Pursuit of happiness. Why can't I go to church?" he asked.

"So now let's go over to this character that I'm playing in Infidel, where his rights are taken from him," Caviezel continued. "And you're an American. You're standing here, and say, 'Why should I go to this film? What is going on here?' Let's put this together."

"You go into an airplane. You see a lot of people. They're wearing masks. They're right next to each other. But the COVID-19, for some reason, doesn't spread. It's so smart. It knows not to do that," he said sarcastically. "But when you go into a church, the COVID-19 goes everywhere."

Fire

Canadian constitutional law professor after RBG's death: 'Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS'

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A constitutional law professor in Canada called for burning the U.S. Congress to the ground in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
A constitutional law professor in Canada called for burning the U.S. Congress to the ground in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

"Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS," Emmett Macfarlane, a Canadian professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, tweeted within an hour of Ginsburg's passing.


Macfarlane wrote a non-apology the following day "to reinforce what I think was the obvious sentiment" and "regret the firestorm," while he refuses to "succumb to a fascist cancel campaign."


Comment: Translation, "while he refuses to admit he's an over-emotional partisan hack with no objectivity or ability to reason."


"Last night in the context of the RBG news, I tweeted intemperately about rather seeing Congress burned down than seeing Trump appoint another SCOTUS judge," the public policy researcher wrote. "I don't think any reasonable person would see a 'burn it all down' tweet as a call for violence. To be clear: it wasn't."

Then Macfarlane accused "far-right personalities" of "agitating" the public to "inundate my employer calling for my head."

Light Saber

Agitated black driver schools protesters as unrest renews in Portland: 'What do you represent? You ain't from here!'

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Rioters invade Portland neighborhoods in the middle of the night to bring the woke gospel
Those taking part in Portland's renewed protests are out of touch with the locals and have nothing to do with the city - that's according to one African American resident filmed stopping by to erupt in a fiery rant.

Bystanders filmed the black motorist as he drove through a residential area in Portland, Oregon. "I got something to say," the man is heard announcing, as he steps out of his SUV. "Yeah, what do you represent? You don't represent this mother*****r!" he shouts.

Pointing at nearby homes, he continues: "Whose house is there? Whose house is this at the corner right here?" His audience is seemingly caught off-guard, as no one dares to counter him.

Bulb

As things devolve, here's why understanding the brutal reality of the SHTF could save your life

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There's something incredibly important for your survival that a lot of folks aren't doing. I've written before about overriding your body's natural urge to freeze in panic when something terrible happens, but there's an additional step you must take. You need to know the horrible truth about the SHTF. The ugly, brutal truth.

Because as much as we stockpile, go to the shooting range and shoot stationary objects, can vegetables from our gardens, and raise chickens in our backyards, it only prepares us partially.

From my many interviews with guys like Selco and Jose, I know for a fact that an all-out collapse is a dirty, terrifying, and brutal matter of life and death every single day.

As much as we wish it was, the SHTF is not about you being in a bubble, peacefully working in your vegetable garden while the world goes to hell around you outside the bubble. The darkness can reach you wherever you are.

We're seeing this in cities around the country right now. Read this first-hand story of a National Guard member in Seattle and this eye-witness account of the riots in Kenosha. Look at the violent plans of wealthy young people arrested for rioting in New York City. Think about this hotly contested election. We're beginning to see armed conflict right here in the United States of America.

Think about these things and recognize that many parts of our nation are right on the brink of all-out disaster.

Comment: Recognizing what circumstances and dangers exist in potential - would be one of the first steps in mitigating them altogether:


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FBI agent who found Clinton's emails on Weiner's laptop says bosses sat on the discovery for a month, told him to ERASE his findings

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FBI agent John Robertson (pictured) found the messages that led to the Hillary Clinton email investigation being reopened days before the 2016 election.
An FBI agent who found the messages that led to the Hillary Clinton email investigation being reopened days before the 2016 election said the way the bureau handled the case was 'not ethically or morally right'.

John Robertson feared he would be made a 'scapegoat' when he found the new emails less than two months before voting day, in the wake of DailyMail.com's revelation that Anthony Weiner, whose wife Huma Abedin was Clinton's top aide, was sexting an underage girl.

Robertson watched nervously as the bureau did nothing for a month until he went outside the chain of command and spoke with the US Attorney's office overseeing the case.

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