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Russian community run by excommunicated criminal cop-turned-monk under investigation for torture of children

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Russian authorities have opened a child torture criminal case against the Sredneuralsk Convent, an Orthodox Christian community run by the controversial excommunicated monk Sergius. The clergyman already has a murder conviction.

According to Russia's Investigative Committee, seven children were systematically beaten and subjected to other violent acts in the monastery, near Yekaterinburg, between 2004 and 2009. The accused have not been named, and Investigators believe the acts were entirely deliberate, "based on a false understanding of the process of raising minors."

The authorities also allege that the child victims lived permanently in the religious institution due to failings of the country's systems that are meant to protect against abuse of children. Earlier this year, a witness spoke to RT about corporal punishment of minors in the convent.

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Eye 1

Scotland imposes more regional lockdowns, bans alcohol sales claiming it affects 'willingness to follow rules'

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Pubs in Glasgow and Central Belt must close from Friday while rest in Scotland banned from selling booze
PUBS and restaurants across Scotland have been banned from selling booze and must close at 6pm from Friday - with a 16-day shutdown in the Central Belt.

Nicola Sturgeon set out fresh lockdown restrictions during a coronavirus briefing today.

The booze clampdown will be in place from 6pm on October 9 until October 25.

In the Central Belt - Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Lothian and Forth Valley - pubs and restaurants must fully close due to higher infection rates.

Comment: It's rather suspect that numerous Western countries have, all of a sudden, unanimously decided to take the same nonsensical albeit tyrannical measures as each other. It's almost as if they're all being leaned on by the same entity:


It's also worth noting a peculiar and particular ban on alcohol, and tobacco, was trialed out in South Africa during the initial global lockdown.

Evidently this has nothing to do with the coronavirus and clearly there's another nefarious agenda afoot: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Attention

Jane Fonda sparks outcry after calling Covid-19 pandemic 'God's gift to the Left'

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© Reuters / Sarah Silbiger
Actor and activist Jane Fonda.
The Covid-19 pandemic could be "God's gift to the Left" because it might help Joe Biden beat Donald Trump next month, actress and long-time leftist activist Jane Fonda has mused, triggering uproar on social media.

Fonda, who is 82 years-old, made the comment during a virtual sit-in with the US Working Families Party last week, though it was only spotted by netizens on Wednesday.

"I just think Covid is God's gift to the Left," Fonda said in the clip, quickly adding that she knows "it's a terrible thing to say." She reasoned that the pandemic had "ripped the bandaid off" Trump and shown people "what he stands for and what is being done to average people and working people in this country."

Comment: Does anyone actually care at this point what celebrities think about anything?

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Bullseye

ANOTHER 10 experts questioning the coronavirus panic

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Last month Dr Martin Feeley was forced to resign from his Health Board position after publicly stating that the virus was not dangerous and lockdown policies were doing more harm than good.

Only a few days ago, Dr Marcus De Brun - an Irish GP who resigned from his government post in protest over their Covid policies - deleted his twitter [archive link] and declared he was "stepping back" from public debate concerning the pandemic.

These individual examples paint a grander picture - slowly but surely the medical experts countering the "pandemic" narrative are being censored, removed and pushed out of the conversation. When the last dissenting voice is finally shut down, the establishment will claim the "science is settled."

Well the science is not settled and, to help remind everyone of that, here are 10 more experts questioning the Coronavirus crisis.

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Car Black

Your chances of dying from Covid-19? If you're healthy & under 65, a 40-mile daily commute by car is more likely to kill you

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A doctor checks the identity of a man before taking swabs. Toulouse. France. April 28th 2020
Yes, coronavirus is a serious infection for the elderly and vulnerable. But, for just about everyone else, it's a relatively mild condition with a very low fatality rate. The only thing to fear is our overreaction to it.

In this piece, I intend to establish a reasonably accurate estimate for the risk of dying of Covid-19 for the average healthy person under the age of sixty-five.

If we go back to the start of the pandemic, most of the world locked down based on a prediction that the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) of Covid-19 would be in the region of one per cent.

In the UK, the pandemic modellers at Imperial College London, the group with the greatest influence on Government policy, estimated the IFR at 0.9 percent. In short, they predicted that approximately one in a hundred people infected with the Sars-Cov2 virus would die.

Has this estimate proven accurate? If so, within a world population of between seven and eight billion, we would expect to suffer up to 76 million deaths. So far, there have been just over one million.

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Petition to support Mark Crispin Miller and academic freedom

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If you believe in academic freedom, as well as free speech overall, please consider signing this petition, and sharing it with others who believe that higher education must be free from censorship of any kind, whether by the state, corporations, foreign interests, pressure groups, or by the university itself.

A full professor in NYU's Department of Media, Culture and Communication (since 1997), and a recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller, Guggenheim and Ingram Merrill Foundations, Prof. Miller teaches a course on propaganda, focusing not only on the history of modern propaganda, but — necessarily — on propaganda drives ongoing at the time.

The aim is to teach students to identify such drives for what they are, think carefully about their claims, seek out whatever data and/or arguments have been blacked out or misreported to protect those claims from contradiction, and look into the interests financing and managing the propaganda, so as to figure out its purpose.

On Sept. 20, after a class discussion of the case for universal masking as defense against transmission of SARS-COV-2 (in which discussion she did not participate), a student took to Twitter to express her fury that Prof. Miller had brought up the randomized, controlled tests — all of those so far conducted on the subject — finding that masks and ventilators are ineffective at preventing such transmission, because the COVID-19 virions are too small for such expedients to block them.

Comment: In the new totalitarian normal, a course about propaganda and teaching students to look at these things with a critical eye will be among the first to go.


Bulb

Covid experts: there is another way

Sunetra Gupta, Jay Bhattacharya and Martin Kulldorff
As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical, and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.

Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health. The results (to name a few) include lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health - leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice.

Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.

Fortunately, our understanding of the virus is growing. We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza.


Comment: What a pleasure it is to listen to informed rational scientists talk about the virus with some healthy doses of sanity.

But, of course, there have already been some detractors of these ideas:
Last month, two scientific groups in the UK offered conflicting advice. In one open letter, Prof Gupta and her colleagues argued that suppressing the virus was "unfeasible", while the other, headed by Prof Trish Greenhalgh, also at Oxford, said it was not practical to cut off an entire cohort of vulnerable people from open society.

William Hanage, a professor of epidemiology at Harvard, said the declaration seemed to be attacking the idea of mass, ongoing lockdowns, a proposal that nobody was suggesting. "After pointing out, correctly, the indirect damage caused by the pandemic, they respond that the answer is to increase the direct damage caused by it," he said.

Work by Hanage and others suggests Covid becomes more lethal than flu for people in their mid-30s and climbs exponentially from there, meaning that swathes of the population would need protecting. "Stating that you can keep the virus out of places by testing at a time when the White House has an apparently ongoing outbreak should illustrate how likely that is," he said.

Another concern, he added, was that an uncontrolled outbreak among young and healthy people could leave many with long-term medical issues, including the "long Covid" disorders that have already affected young people.

In a Twitter thread responding to the declaration, Gregg Gonsalves, an epidemiologist at Yale University, said shutdowns and other interventions were necessary to reduce rates of infection. With nearly half of the population having some underlying health risk for Covid-19, he said herd immunity strategies were about "culling the herd of the sick and disabled. It's grotesque."



No Entry

Sweden denies entry to migrants from Greece's Moria camp, is a radical policy change on the cards?

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"If migration levels are so strong that integration is no longer successful, we risk further problems," said Prime Minister Löfven on the topic of accepting refugees
Sweden, a country with one of the most liberal asylum policies in the world, is drastically changing its attitude towards migrants.

Although the country will provide material aid to Greece, it has decided not to accept any refugees from the burned Moria camp or other Greek islands, unlike Germany, which has agreed to take in 1,500. Sweden has thus joined Austria and the Visegrád Four countries of Hungary, Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia, which refuse to accept migrants from the camp, writes Czech news portal Novinky.

It is not clear whether the change of course in asylum policy concerns only the problem of relocating the 12,500 people from the destroyed Greek Moria camp, or whether Sweden is changing its approach to migration in general. The fact is, however, that the topic of migration dominated the 2018 Swedish elections, and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is now under pressure. As Swedish media points out, his minority government coalition with the Green Party is the weakest in 70 years.

Bad Guys

Brussels orders lockdown on bars and cafés for 4 weeks amid claims of Covid-19 'cases surge'

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© AP Photo/Francisco Seco
Panda bear cuddly toys rest in an empty terrace of a restaurant in downtown Brussels, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.
Bars and cafés in Brussels were on Wednesday ordered to shut for a month due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The regional government said in a statement that the wider Brussels area currently has a 14-day incidence rate of 502.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants — more than double the national rate of 232.8 cases per 100,000 population.

Young people continue to account for the majority of infections but an increase of cases among older people has also been observed.

This has led to an increase of hospital admissions with 15 per cent of intensive care beds now occupied, rising to 25 per cent in two hospitals, the statement added.


Comment: Occupied because of what? That they don't explicitly state coronavirus is implicated is likely because it is not and instead, as with every year, admissions due to flu and related complications are on the rise.


Comment: It's quite suspect that numerous Western countries have all of a sudden decided to take the same nonsensical measures as each other. It's almost as if they're all being leaned on by the same entity:


Pistol

St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters now indicted by grand jury

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© Reuters / Lawrence Bryant
Patricia McCloskey and her husband Mark aim guns at protesters as they enter their gated community during a demonstration against St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson.
The St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters outside their house in a June incident that was caught on video were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in St. Louis.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged with two felonies, unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering, after they stood outside their home on Portland Place, a private street, on June 28 and pointed firearms at hundreds of protesters, some of them armed, who marched by, chanted and threatened the couple as they made their way over to St. Louis mayor Lyda Krewson's residence to demand her resignation. Mark McCloskey, 63, held a semiautomatic rifle while Patricia McCloskey, 61, stood beside him and held a semiautomatic handgun, the prosecutor's office said.

Comment: Kim Gardner, the St. Louis attorney who is pressing charges has an interesting background. Her actions fit right in with Soros' agenda: