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Sweeping abolition of COVID-19 restrictions proposed by NPHET revealed

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NPHET has advised the Cabinet that it can remove almost every covid-19 restriction from social distancing to covid passes and hospitality curfews in the coming days Extra.ie can reveal.

As early as tomorrow the Government will be able to announce an end of grinding restrictions that have been imposed on the Irish population at various degrees of severity for almost two years.

NPHET advised the Government this evening that guidance on household visiting; early closing for hospitality and events; capacity restrictions for indoor and outdoor events and even social distancing can be ended as soon as the Government decides it is appropriate. In a major surprise, NPHET has advised that covid passes will not be required in venues and activities.

NPHET has also advised that the work from home advice can be eased on a phased basis.

Cabinet meets on Friday and is likely to consult with Dr Tony Holohan to decide the exact sequencing but pubs, restaurants and even nightclubs are likely to reopen fully as early as Monday. NPHET has set no timeline and has left that open to Government Extra.ie has learned.


I was pilloried for being a lockdown sceptic - now it's clear I was right about quite a few things

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Activity equipment in the children's playground area of a park in London is closed off during lockdown
At the end of the Second World War, Gaullists and Communists insisted that the majority of the French people had played a part in the Resistance. Actual figures for those who actively opposed the Nazis vary between 400,000 and 75,000. Something not entirely dissimilar is happening now as the Government prepares to lift Plan B restrictions next week, and fervent advocates of lockdown try to distance themselves from its dire consequences. Scientists whose mathematical models persuaded anxious ministers to impose drastic restrictions on human freedom not even seen during the Blitz are suddenly keen to emphasise that these were merely worst-case "scenarios", not something on which you'd want to base actual policy.

Did they mention that at the time, I wonder? Or has the Eddie-the-Eagle reliability of their predictions given rise to a certain hasty revisionism? Sorry, that's unfair. Eddie the Eagle never predicted up to 6,000 Covid deaths a day this winter (actual number: 250).

Michael Gove, the Cabinet's most hawkish lockdown supporter, admitted last week to the 1922 Committee of Tory MPs that he was a "bedwetter" who got things badly wrong (unlike Boris) when he called for further restrictions over Christmas. Wes Streeting, the shadow Health Secretary, now says that we must never lock down again without explaining why the useless, No-opposition Opposition party not only failed to challenge any of the destructive rules, but continually called for them to be stricter.

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Insane: Nearly a third of Democrats support unvaccinated losing custody of their kids

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Anti-vaccine activists hold signs and chant in front of the Massachusetts State House against Gov. Charlie Baker's mandate August 20, 2020.
Democrats were more than twice as likely as other voters to favor harsh government restrictions being placed on unvaccinated people's lives, ranging from fines to loss of child custody, according to a recent poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports and the Heartland Institute.

Forty-eight percent of Democratic voters said the government should be able to fine or imprison those who publicly question the COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy, while only 27% of all voters supported the proposal, according to the poll results.

Comment: The ghouls are starting to see the beginnings of such a policy, and not just in the U.S.

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Dangerous rhetoric: CNN covidian Lemon says unvaccinated "idiots" like Novak Djokovic shouldn't be part of "polite society"

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Don Lemon shows once again why Joe Rogan is pulling in eleven times the size of CNN's audience
CNN host Don Lemon declared Tuesday that those who choose not to take coronavirus vaccines are "idiots" who need to be ostracised from "polite society" for the "greater good".

Referring to a viral rant against the unvaccinated by a Mexican news anchor, Lemon stated "He's right," further noting "I've gotten criticized for saying that we need to stop listening to the people and they should not be part of polite society, so to speak."

Lemon continued, "the unvaccinated people in the U.S., they're key to the reason that coronavirus, the variants are emerging. And that the reason - I'm looking at the stats from the CDC - and the reason why it's replicating and mutating. It's because of unvaccinated people, who are doing their own research online!"



Didn't kill himself the first time: Did Epstein really attempt suicide?

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Billionaire pedophile prison papers leave many questions unanswered

US Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) documents released to RT investigative unit The Detail pose serious questions about Jeffrey Epstein's alleged attempt to kill himself while incarcerated in the Metropolitan Correctional Center. The files, released in response to a Freedom of Information request, cast doubt on this key component of the official narrative surrounding his ever-mysterious alleged suicide - namely, did it even happen?

According to the established timeline of events, Epstein was found injured and semi-conscious on the floor of his cell in the early hours of July 23, 2019, 17 days after his imprisonment on charges of child sex trafficking, with marks of an unspecified nature around his neck. Claiming to remember nothing about what happened, his cellmate, former NYPD officer Nicholas Tartaglione - who has coincidentally shared the same legal representation as Epstein's partner and 'madam' Ghislaine Maxwell - likewise pleaded ignorance.



Corporate media calls for 'abolishing parenthood', forcing parents to turn children over to the State

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The publicly traded Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is the largest newspaper publisher in the United States reaching over 173 million people monthly with hundreds of subsidiary outlets. These outlets give readers a sense of diversity, but in reality, they are all part of the same billion dollar media conglomerate. The USA Today network controls more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing service companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest.

This massive media conglomerate has no problem using its multiple news properties to create narratives to shift public opinion. In fact, last March, TFTP caught the paper in an unscrupulous propaganda tactic — pushing identical content written for different states to stoke fear over guns. At the time, if you Googled, "mass shooting surge," you were returned results with exactly the same headlines, but for different states.

The headline read as follows: "Mass shootings surge in South Carolina as nation faces record high." As you continued to scroll down the results, you'd see this exact same headline for other states like Florida, North Carolina, New York, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, and others.

In states which didn't see a rise in mass shootings, a different title was used but with the exact same point. For example, "Mass shootings fall in Georgia, but nation faces record high." This title was applied to states like George, Indiana, California, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Alabama, and others.

Comment: This type of pathological propaganda is being used to destroy what's left of our already fractured Western society. And make no mistake, it is being "think-tanked" into existence by the highest and most malevolent in the elite echelons of power.

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Jordan Peterson: 'Why I am no Longer a Tenured Professor at the University of Toronto'

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Jordan Peterson speaks at ICC Sydney Theatre on February 26, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
I recently resigned from my position as full tenured professor at the University of Toronto. I am now professor emeritus, and before I turned sixty. Emeritus is generally a designation reserved for superannuated faculty, albeit those who had served their term with some distinction. I had envisioned teaching and researching at the U of T, full time, until they had to haul my skeleton out of my office. I loved my job. And my students, undergraduates and graduates alike, were positively predisposed toward me. But that career path was not meant to be. There were many reasons, including the fact that I can now teach many more people and with less interference online. But here's a few more:

First, my qualified and supremely trained heterosexual white male graduate students (and I've had many others, by the way) face a negligible chance of being offered university research positions, despite stellar scientific dossiers. This is partly because of Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity mandates (my preferred acronym: DIE). These have been imposed universally in academia, despite the fact that university hiring committees had already done everything reasonable for all the years of my career, and then some, to ensure that no qualified "minority" candidates were ever overlooked. My students are also partly unacceptable precisely because they are my students. I am academic persona non grata, because of my unacceptable philosophical positions. And this isn't just some inconvenience. These facts rendered my job morally untenable. How can I accept prospective researchers and train them in good conscience knowing their employment prospects to be minimal?

Comment: Peterson would probably do well to look at Putin as an intellectual peer rather than a foe 'capitalizing' on his observations of what's going on in the West. As Putin says, Russians have 'been there' and seen the outcome. Putin and Peterson have more in common than what Peterson's ideological position would allow him to realize. In the light of ideologically-possessed mania about 'Russian interference in our democracy' being proven to be just that because no evidence of Russian interference or collusion in the 2016 US presidential election turned up in Robert Mueller's years-long hunt, Putin is warning the West, not 'capitalizing' on its situation.

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Stock Down

UK food prices reach 30 year high amid soaring inflation, experts warn energy bills could surge 50% by spring

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Prices have gone up at their fastest rate in nearly 30 years - but there is worse to come, experts have warned.

Soaring food costs and the energy bill crisis drove inflation to 5.4% in the 12 months to December, up from 5.1% the month before, in another blow to struggling families.

The last time inflation was higher was in March 1992, when it was 7.1%.

Comment: At the time, Britain was sliding into a recession.

Comment: Much of the recently locked down planet is facing unbearable rises in the cost of living, and, in turn, the establishment are manufacturing a new crisis in the hopes of using the ensuing chaos to enforce their Great Reset agenda: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse


"This is stupid": Herschel Walker's campaign manager fires back at report that the candidate follows OnlyFans users on Instagram

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Herschel Walker's campaign manager fired back at a report Tuesday that the Georgia Republican Senate candidate follows accounts on Instagram linked to OnlyFans.

"This is stupid. He follows or is followed by tens of thousands of people," Walker's campaign manager Scott Paradise said in a statement, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The outlet reported that Walker's account, therealherschel34, follows users of OnlyFans, a platform popular with porn stars.

Comment: Paradise is right; "this is stupid." It's taking guilt-by-association and puritanical posturing to a new level. Porn stars vote, too, after all. What seems likely is that Walker's opponent knows the senate candidate is popular with Christians and sees this as a cheap way to tarnish him in the eyes of his base. It just goes to show that even who you follow on social media is subject to the moral thought police.


Alec Baldwin sued by Afghanistan hero Rylee McCollum's family

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Alec Baldwin is being sued by the family of fallen Marine and Afghanistan hero, Rylee McCollum, after he accused McCollum's sister of being a rioter at the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The 63-year-old actor reached out to one of McCollum's sister, Roice McCollum, over Instagram and sent her $5,000 to support the fallen Marine's widow, Jiennah Crayton, and her newborn baby, the Casper Star Tribune reported in a piece published Tuesday.

Rylee McCollum was one of 13 U.S. service members killed in the 2021 bombings at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the U.S. withdrawal after the country was taken over by the Taliban.

Comment: Baldwin is simply a toxic human, full stop. As if the suspicions around the actor involving his allegedly accidental shooting and killing of a crew member on set weren't enough, now he's sicking attack dogs on the families of fallen veterans. "Good luck" indeed, Mr. Baldwin.

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