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Why is the narrative changing? And in lockstep

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Whilst the narrative change is welcome, it all seems to be happening at the same time, in multiple countries and all whilst Covid cases are hitting new highs. Now I know, cases don't mean anything unless they convert to hospitalisations and deaths but still, even a few weeks ago, if cases were rising, the media and politicians would be going into fear overload.


Comment: And remember that 'hospitalizations and deaths' don't mean anything unless they parsed for the cause being with Covid or from Covid. This manipulation is still with us.


Let's take a look at a few example countries and how the same narrative change has been happening over and over again. I will look at the countries in order of most vaccinated.

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Attention

Speech therapist sees 364% surge in baby and toddler referrals thanks to mask wearing

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A speech therapist says that mask wearing during the pandemic has caused a 364% increase in patient referrals of babies and toddlers.

Jaclyn Theek told WPBF News that before the pandemic, only 5 per cent of patients were babies and toddlers, but this has soared to 20 per cent.

Parents are describing their children's speech problems as "COVID delayed," with face coverings the primary cause of their speaking skills being seriously impaired.

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Syringe

Actress Evangeline Lilly comes out against vaccine mandates: 'Nobody should ever be forced to inject their body'

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Marvel actress Evangeline Lilly issued an Instagram post Thursday emphasizing her stand against COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Lilly, who voiced her support for freedom at the start of the pandemic, said she attended a rally in Washington, D.C. over the weekend "to support bodily sovereignty."

The native Canadian wrote in the post that she stands with Canadian truckers protesting vaccine mandates and "believes nobody should ever be forced to inject their body."

Comment: You've got to feel for these Hollywood types who are actually, at least somewhat, awake to the manipulations and trying to skate the line between standing up for freedoms and avoiding summary execution cancellation. Its the age old fame dilemma of deciding between living with integrity or selling your soul. But at the end of the day, what good is a career if its sole purpose is to feed the propaganda machine? Many would say it can't be done, but Godspeed to anyone trying to walk the middle path.

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Eye 1

Why Neil Young (and most celebrities) are fascists

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Why would an anti-establishment hippie like Neil Young suddenly turn fascist and want to blacklist Joe Rogan to protect the establishment from criticism?

Why did Sean Penn embrace a left-wing Nazi like Hugo Chavez?

Why is left-wing Hollywood sucking up to China's Nazis?

Why does a 60s icon like Cher call for the imprisonment of those she disagrees with?

Why does a free spirit like Bette Midler demand all women stop having sex with men?

Why does a Whoopi Goldberg rhetorically lynch an innocent man?

Why does television's most famous anti-establishment liberal now protect the establishment by accusing those he disagrees with of "sedition?"

Neil Young is behaving like Joe McCarthy.

Attention

Teachers' union taps liberal watchdog to help students identify misinformation

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten
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Tens of millions of American school children will soon rely on a liberal media watchdog group to determine what counts as misinformation.

The American Federation of Teachers this week struck a deal to license NewsGuard web browser extensions to its 1.7 million union members. Students across the country will soon rely on NewsGuard's tools to determine the reliability of hundreds of websites. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten said her union will use NewsGuard to help students to "separate fact from fiction" and "develop their critical-thinking and analytical skills."


Comment: This will most likely do the exact opposite and serve to futher indoctrinate children into the mainstream narrative.


But while NewsGuard claims to be nonpartisan, one analysis of its rating system found it skews heavily in favor of liberal outlets. The Media Research Center found NewsGuard rates liberal sites 27 points higher in terms of trustworthiness than conservative outlets. Nine out of the 10 websites on NewsGuard's misinformation list are conservative or pro-life websites. NPR, which came under fire last week for an inaccurate story about the Supreme Court, is listed as one of its most trustworthy sites, along with other establishment media outlets.

The deal comes amid an intense debate over the spread of left-wing curricula in America's schools, as well as school lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic. Parent groups have protested against the infiltration of progressive ideology, such as critical race theory, into the classroom. They have also blamed the American Federation of Teachers for supporting school closures during the pandemic. Weingarten has been accused of pushing inaccurate studies about the effectiveness of masks in classrooms.

Bizarro Earth

Rape & sexual offences hit record high in UK, crimes surged when lockdown was lifted

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Rape accounted for 37% of all sexual offences recorded by police, ONS figures show.
First published on Thu 27 Jan 2022 13.05 GMT Police forces in England and Wales have recorded the highest number of rapes and sexual offences over a year, official figures released on Thursday show.

There were 63,136 rapes recorded in the year to September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), up 13% from the previous period (56,119).

This was the highest recorded annual figure to date and included 17,419 offences between July and September - the highest quarterly figure.


Comment: Notably July 2021 was when lockdown restrictions (yet again) began to be lifted.


The highest number of sexual offences was also recorded in the 12 months to September (170,973), a 12% increase compared with 152,620 in the same period the previous year. This was driven by "noticeable increases since April 2021", the ONS said.


Comment: So basically since the whole contrived coronavirus crisis and the accompanying lockdowns rape and sexual assault crimes broke records.


Comment: By every metric lockdowns were extremely harmful to society, but what's worse is that much of this was already known, that's why no country included lockdowns in their pandemic preparedness, and worse, the data reflected this fact from the beginning, and repeatedly throughout the rolling lockdowns: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Covid Cases Among the Vaxxed Explode... So Govts Lockdown the Unvaxxed!




Stock Down

Biden's approval rating crumbles in Georgia, key swing state for this year's midterm elections

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A new poll out of Georgia shows troubling signs for Democrats heading into this year's midterm elections, as voters have soured on President Joe Biden and see America heading in the wrong direction under his party's leadership.

The poll, which was done by the University of Georgia and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), showed that only one in three voters approve of Biden's performance as president. That result marked a collapse in support since last May, when 51% of Georgians gave the president a thumbs-up and 46% disapproved.

Less than 13% of voters now "strongly approve" of Biden's handling of the presidency, down from 28% in May. Moreover, 71% of Georgia voters see America as heading on the "wrong track," while only 16.5% said the country is heading in the "right direction."

Chess

Austria relaxes strict lockdown for unjabbed citizens

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Protesters against vaccination mandate in Austria
People in Austria who are not fully vaccinated against Covid will no longer be kept under the current strict lockdown, Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein have declared. The officials added that the rollback of the current restrictions takes effect next Monday, assuming hospitalization figures remain stable.

However, while the unvaccinated will no longer be confined to their homes, their freedom of movement will remain strictly regulated, with the current "2G" rules remaining in place. The 2G restrictions require individuals seeking to enter hotels, restaurants, bars, and other public areas to present proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 in order to get in, and the 10pm curfew on such establishments will remain in place.

The country resorted to the extra measures in an effort to control infections and enforce its vaccination laws, which included deploying police to inspect immunization papers after the reopening of cultural, entertainment, and hospitality to inoculated persons in mid-December, following three weeks of nationwide lockdown.

Stop

Biden Surgeon General suggests Joe Rogan podcast should be censored: Big Tech 'has an important role to play'

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy • Joe Rogan
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Tuesday on MSNBC that not only the government, but Big Tech companies have a role to play when it comes to censoring so-called "misinformation" and curating "accurate" information to the public.

Murthy made the comments after he was specifically asked by MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski about alleged misinformation on Joe Rogan's highly popular The Joe Rogan Experience and general Facebook posts. According to The Blaze, the host asked Murthy:
"What do you think are the best ways to push back on misinformation about COVID that continues to be aggressively pushed, whether it be Joe Rogan's podcast or all over Facebook?"

Comment: Rogan persecution has 'hit the fans' and they are hitting back:



No Entry

Quebec bans unvaccinated from buying groceries at Walmart, Costco

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Unvaccinated are banned from entering.
Unvaccinated Quebecers over 12 years old are now banned from buying groceries at big box stores including Walmart and Costco, while people wishing to access pharmacies inside those outlets will require a store escort.

This comes as Quebec's new vaccine requirement for retail stores over 1500 square meters took effect today.

While the new mandate explicitly excluded grocery stores and pharmacies, the Quebec government said they did not consider groceries to be Walmart and Costco's "principal activity." The box-store ban comes despite statistics showing that Walmart and Costco are among the top three places where Canadians get their groceries.

Quebec's health minister Christian Dubé is standing by the measure, claiming that the goal is to protect "both the vaccinated and the non-vaccinated."


Comment: Unprecedented discriminatory measures also include mandates to subscribe to seasonal boosters and require the vaccine passport for access to essential stores offering home delivery such as food and pharmaceuticals.

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Health Minister complains of hate mail over allowing grocery stores to allow vaccine passports