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Melbourne freedom protest: What the TV didn't show you

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Melbourne has spent 228 days in lockdown since since March 2020.

The state is set to notch up a grim world record for the most days spent under stay-at-home laws when it passes Buenos Aires on September 23.

People have lost everything, and the past 12 months have seen unprecedented shifts.

Yet, despite spending more time in lockdown than most of the world, citizens of Melbourne are still unable to exercise their democratic right to protest.

Despite admitting there was no evidence that the last freedom protest spread any virus, Daniel Andrews turned the police against the public today and deprived them of basic services such as public transport, all in the name of 'public safety'.

2,000 police gathered in a large group, to prevent people gathering in large groups.

Melbourne's beating heart, the CBD and inner suburbs, became almost silent this morning — other than the sound of police and media helicopters. A Brave New World Order.

Melbourne is already in lockdown, so a 'double lockdown' zone applied across up to 360 square kilometres of the city. Tram, train and bus routes that transverse the CBD were shut down.

The agenda was to prevent protesters from gathering in the city.

However, this plan ultimately failed, with protesters determined to have their voices heard.

Demonstrators turned out in Melbourne to protest against lockdown measures, as they swarmed in front of traffic in Richmond, in the Victorian capital's inner-suburbs.

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Double-vaxxed Aussie gold medallist Madison Wilson hospitalised with Covid-19

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Double-vaxxed Olympic swimming champion Madison Wilson says she feels "extremely unlucky" to have been hospitalised with Covid-19.

Wilson is currently in Naples, Italy where she is competing with the Los Angeles Current in the International Swim League.

The positive diagnosis forced her out of the ISL and into a hospital bed.

Comment: Pay no attention to the obvious. Covid vaccines are safe and effective.

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'The numbers are skewed': Colorado officials warn of inflated COVID death statistics

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Health officials reportedly continuing to conflate deaths "from" and "with" COVID.

Multiple public officials in Colorado are warning that the state's official COVID-19 death count is skewed due to the practice of conflating patients who have died directly due to the disease with those who have merely tested positive for it prior to death.

Data experts and health officials have long struggled to separate out those two key data points in government tallies of COVID deaths, leading to accusations that the death rate for the disease is being inflated modestly or even significantly.

Comment: It's absolutely crazy that a year and a half into the pandemic they are still pulling this same stunt with the numbers. There's already been so many memes about it that you would assume the authorities would be shamed into be more subtle about pumping their Covid death numbers. But no; they have no shame.

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6 killed after gunman opens fires at Russian university, footage shows students jumping from windows, shooter posted plans online

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© (L) Screenshot social media; (R) Sputnik / Alexey Romanov
Six people have been confirmed dead, with 28 injured, after a shooting on the campus of a university in the Russian city of Perm. Police have apprehended the perpetrator. Terrified students were filmed escaping through windows.

The incident happened on Monday morning at Perm State University, one of the oldest universities in the Urals region, close to where Europe and Asia meet. The school's social media alerted everyone who was on campus to leave if possible, or lock themselves inside a room.

19 of the injured have received gunshot wounds, according to the Russian Ministry of Health, which published the figure of six deaths. Earlier, the Investigative Committee of Russia had reported eight fatalities.

Comment: RT reports how the shooter posted a detailed explanation of his plans online:

Bekmansurov, a first-year student, had been at the university for ten days, studying forensic science.

Speaking to the TASS news agency, a representative from the regional medical service said the shooter is alive but wounded and is currently in intensive care.

Prior to the attack, the killer wrote on social network VKontakte that his motivation was not religious or political, but a dream he had had for a long time due to his hatred of everyone around him, also noting that he considered using a car, bomb, or knife instead of a gun. He also detailed his purchase of a gun, and his firearm training, as well as the process of getting a license.

Credit: Russia's Investigative Committee © Ruptly

According to the official spokeswoman for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the attack was stopped by a junior police lieutenant, a traffic inspector, who was the first to enter the main building.

"Konstantin Kalinin saw an armed man in the room," Irina Volk said. "Noticing the policeman, he fired several shots in his direction. The state traffic inspector wounded the attacker with return fire, ran up to him and neutralized him, after which he began to provide first aid."

The actions of the junior police lieutenant are notable because, over in New Zealand recently, a knife attacker who was under 24/7 surveillance by supposedly specially trained 'elite' police officers was shot dead rather than neutralised: Knife attacker shot dead by police in New Zealand, man was under "24/7" police surveillance - UPDATE

According to an RT source, the alarm button at the university failed to go off because the security guard was one of the first to be killed.

In a video published by Russia's Investigative Committee, officials can be seen at the university photographing and collecting evidence.
ZeroHedge reports:
CNN reports that "A suspect in the shooting was arrested and wounded after resisting law enforcement officers, according to Russia's Investigative Committee, a state body that handles major crimes." Unconfirmed social media video appeared to show the shooter suffered multiple wounds and paramedics initiated life-saving steps at the scene.

The gunman reportedly said, "I've thought about this for a long time, it's been years and I realized the time had come to do what I dreamt of." The post was eventually taken down.

The Monday incident comes months after seven school children were killed and 16 injured at a school in Kazan. Similarly a young man went on a rampage and methodically murdered people as he strolled through campus.

After the Kazan shooting, Putin urged his government to impose more stringent gun ownership regulations and requirements.

Until these latest incidents, such mass shootings were relatively rare in Russia and Eastern Europe in general when compared to prior years in the United States, where multiple mass shootings would happen yearly.
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Croatian President Milanović: We're Fed up with COVID frenzy, life should go back to normal

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President Zoran Milanović said on Friday that the media frenzy over COVID-19 was grating on people's nerves and that things should start going back to normal.

"We should know the aim of all this frenzy. If anybody tells me that the aim is to completely eradicate coronavirus, I will tell them that this is insane. It is impossible. What matters now is adjustment and resumption of normal life," Milanović told the press in his office.

The story with coronavirus will be over the moment we have more vaccinated people than those who are not vaccinated, he said.

Comment: Bravo. If only more leaders would take the same attitude, we wouldn't be in the state we're currently in.

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'We want justice under US law,' father of 2yo daughter killed in Kabul drone strike tells RT

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Emal Akhmadi's baby daughter was killed when the US mistook his family for terrorists in Kabul. The bereaved father told RT an apology and compensation will not be enough and said those responsible must stand trial under US law.

Emal Akhmadi lost 10 family members, including his two-year-old daughter Malika and brother Zemari, on August 29, when a US Reaper drone destroyed a car in a busy neighborhood not far from Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport.

The Pentagon initially claimed the airstrike had killed a terrorist - only to admit two weeks later that it had targeted the wrong person. The surviving relatives, meanwhile, are still shaken by the tragedy.

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Fox News Poll: Majorities favor mask and vaccine mandates as pandemic worries increase

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Three-quarters of registered voters are 'extremely' or 'very' concerned about the pandemic.

Majorities support mask and vaccine mandates advocated by the Biden administration, as the coronavirus pandemic remains a top concern, according to the latest Fox News poll.

Three-quarters of registered voters are "extremely" or "very" concerned about the pandemic (74 percent), a 5-point increase from August when 69 percent were worried. The shift comes mainly from Republicans (+14) and men (+8).

Comment: Well that's disappointing. One would have thought that conservatives would be less hysterical about the pandemic propaganda. Apparently the programming is working.

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Gabby Petito remains possibly found, FBI agents swarm Brian Laundrie's home in Florida, seize Mustang he drove

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The FBI removes evidence and a Ford Mustang from the home of Brian Laundrie.
FBI agents swarmed Brian Laundrie's home in Florida on Monday, declaring it a "crime scene" and hauling out his parents one day after a body believed to be his missing girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found in Wyoming.

A Ford Mustang registered to Laundrie's father that his family said Brian drove last week to the wildlife reserve where police have been searching for him, was also hauled away.

About a dozen agents wearing bulletproof vests descended just before 10 a.m. on the Laundrie family's home on Wabasso Avenue in North Port, shouting "Search warrant!" before entering through an unlocked door in the front.

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Remains consistent with missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito discovered in Wyoming national park - FBI

Authorities believe a body found near Grand Teton National Park is Gabby Petito, the missing girl who drew the nation's attention after her fiance returned from a cross-country trip without her. It's not yet clear how she died.

The body, found on Sunday near the eastern border of Grand Teton, is believed to be that of Petito, the FBI reported, adding that the remains were found by law enforcement. Her family has been notified, but a full forensic identification has not yet been attempted.


The young couple were reportedly childhood sweethearts who met while growing up in Long Island, setting out on their cross-country van adventure - which would be extensively documented on Instagram by Petito - in July. Ten days after Laundrie returned home in the van without the girl, her parents filed a missing persons report with Suffolk County police.

The last confirmed sighting of the couple by police was on August 12, when the van was pulled over for hitting a curb and the young travelers were found to have been fighting to such an extent the cops mulled charging at least Petito with domestic violence. The pair were separated for the night, with Laundrie taken to a hotel and Petito allotted the van.

The Petitos' lawyer said the family would make a public statement in the future and asked that they be given space to mourn their loss.
More on the case: Gabby Petito's boyfriend issues statement over her disappearance


Girls will return to secondary schools in Afghanistan, but only after 'safe environment' is set up, Taliban tells media

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Girls in a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 12, 2021.
The Taliban has said that girls can return to secondary schools only after Afghanistan's militant-led government creates a secure environment for them. So far, only boys have been allowed to resume their studies.

"We are not against education of girls, but we are still working on mechanisms of how their school attendance can be possible," Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid told Germany's Der Spiegel magazine.

Mujahid said that a safe environment and transportation must be guaranteed for female students before they are allowed back in classrooms. He said legal scholars must prepare a report on how to set up a secure environment for girls and women in education and employment.

Comment: As noted above, the country has just come out of a war that lasted nearly two decades, it's going to take a little more time for them to get their act together. Moreover, there is still the very real threat that the West and its allies will try to cause havoc, even if they've 'officially' left:


Hong Kong students held for inciting subversion accused of supplying prisoners with goods, urging them to "liberate" country & train for revolution

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© Hong Kong Police, via video screenshot.
Items confiscated by the police from Student Politicism’s community space and warehouse.
Three Hong Kong student leaders, aged 18 to 20, have been arrested under the national security law for allegedly conspiring to incite subversion, partly because they allegedly attempted to recruit "like-minded people" in prison by providing gifts such as chocolate.

The three members of Student Politicism, including convenor Wong Yat-chin and secretary general Chan Chi-sum, were arrested early Monday. They are also alleged to have incited hatred against Hong Kong's government by urging people not to use the LeaveHomeSafe Covid tracking app and by other means.

Comment: This kind of behaviour wouldn't be tolerated by any Western government, and the situation is very real in Hong Kong where foreign interests have been caught attempting to subvert the country: